The 5 Towns Jewish Times

African Adventures: Experiencing Nature’s Untamed Beauty

By Rochelle Miller


The experience of a safari is, in essence, a thrill of the senses. It is being touched to the core by nature’s untamed beauty, stepping away from the trappings of modern life and becoming immersed in nature. It is being inspired by an immense wilderness, wildlife, people, and star-filled skies. An African adventure is an awe-inspiring experience providing a lifetime of memories.

For Laibel Gerson, creating a premier African adventure was a natural progression. With his South African roots, he had always been interested in expanding his knowledge about the region, and he became an expert on all things South Africa related. Taking what he describes as his hobby to the next level, Laibel organized an African adventure for a small group of discerning travelers, limiting the experience in size and curating the very best of the region’s gorgeous destinations. So successful was this initial endeavor that Laibel began receiving queries from prospective participants who had heard about the trip through word of mouth.

Laibel Gerson is pleased to present, from August 5 through 16, a luxury tour of South Africa, featuring destinations to Kruger Region, Cape Town, and Victoria Falls. African Adventures enables a small group of intrepid kosher travelers to explore Hashem’s bountiful blessings and the wondrous beauty of the African Bush Lodge. Savor the ultimate vacation in luxurious five-star accommodations, where you will be accorded impeccable service by a truly exceptional and attentive staff. World-class glatt kosher dining features the culinary artistry of their in-house master chef, certified kosher by the Bais Din of South Africa.

Victoria Falls

Sit back and enjoy a front-row seat as the sunrise casts a golden hue across the endless African savannah and the local wildlife begins its daily parade. Feel the immense power of nature as you marvel at the roaring magnificence of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World as compiled by CNN. This all-encompassing tour combines the best of coastal South Africa with the stirring sights of the savannah and the rich wildlife of the mighty Zambezi River. The very best of South Africa will be at your fingertips on this grand voyage.

African Adventures’ tour guides are professionals — locals who possess a wealth of knowledge about the sights, sounds, and wildlife of their respective areas. They will be happy to answer your questions about the geography, wildlife, people, and culture, and share their expertise. Additionally, they will captivate you with fascinating stories about the spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife that surround you.

And speaking of wildlife, waiting to meet and greet you on every tour are Africa’s big five: lions, leopards, rhinoceroses, elephant, and buffalo. Featured highlights of this incredible expedition are Table Mountain and Victoria Falls.

Sounds amazing? We’ve only just begun describing the details of this out-of-the-box adventure. We must tell you, however, that interest in booking reservations is great and space is limited, so reserve early to avoid disappointment.

“On behalf of my wife and myself, we highly recommend Laibel Gerson’s African Adventures,” said M.F., a very satisfied client. “We have traveled to many places before, and with different programs, but this was by far the best, hands down!”

Rochelle Maruch Miller is a contributing editor for the Five Towns Jewish Times. She is a journalist, creative media consultant, lecturer, and educator, and writes for magazines, newspapers, websites, and private clients. She welcomes your comments at