Alluring Africa Partners with Vegans, Baby to Serve Appetizing Itineraries for the Plant-Based Traveler with 2022 Departures

Plant based travel by Vegans BabyTraveling and eating plant-based in Africa is about to get easier, thanks to a new partnership between Alluring Africa and Vegans, Baby’s Diana Edelman. 

Alluring Africa, a luxury tour operator specializing in sustainable travel and conservation, along with Edelman, who curates plant-based events and tours around the world, has united to offer plant-based tours across the continent. 

Vegan South Africa Safari starting at $6,150 per person (single spaces available upon request)

  • Hosted by Edelman for the launch May 5 – May 13, 2022 
  • Features five nights in Cape Town
  • Three nights at the sophisticated Shamwari Private Game Reserve, a wildlife conservation success story 25 years in the making 
  • Only 10 spots are available (future bespoke vegan tours to be added in July and October)
  • View more information and reserve your spot: alluringafrica.com/vegansafaris/ 
    • The first five guests to confirm their spot will receive a $250 discount 
  • Pricing includes trip host, most meals, private touring, luxury accommodations, tips, internal flights, transfers, and a dedicated private travel designer to oversee your entire trip

Why South Africa? There’s a burgeoning plant-based scene with highlights like:

    • Lunch prepared by Chef Phil Mansergh at The Kelp Shack using seasonal, foraged ingredients and kelp harvested from the ocean
    • Multi-course vegan dinner menu at La Colombe, one of the top 50 restaurants in the world
    • Immersive garden tour at Babylonstoren and vegan wine tasting set at Haute Cabriere set in the picturesque Winelands 
    • Vegan high tea at 12 Apostles overlooking Cape Town’s captivating landscapes followed by a short helicopter tour
    • Traditional South African braai, serving up vegetables from the garden alongside South African delicacies at Long Lee Manor

“We were introduced to Diana mid-2021 and had a conversation about our similar goals of creating sustainable, ethical tours appealing to this ever-growing audience of travelers who consume a plant-based diet or are vegan,” explains Alluring Africa’s Becca Fritz. “When we met, we knew we wanted to bring the sustainable safari experience full-circle and make it accessible to those who are plant-based or live a vegan lifestyle.”

A recent report by GlobalData revealed more than 75 percent of respondents are influenced by how ethical, environmentally-friendly, and socially responsible a product or service is. Edelman, whose Las Vegas tours were named one of the top nine vegan tours in the world by Travel + Leisure, has first-hand experience working in the responsible tourism sector. Prior to launching Vegans, Baby, she worked in elephant conservation in northern Thailand and became an expert in determining what activities involving animals and local communities are ethical, responsible, and aligned with conservation efforts.

“It’s always been a goal of mine to partner with a tour operator who really gets it,” Edelman says. “Alluring Africa and their mission to not only create experiences of a lifetime, but also be conscious of community and conservation, makes this partnership synergistic and exciting.”

The exclusive, one-of-a-kind partnership in the luxury Africa tourism realm offers travelers an opportunity to enjoy plant-based cuisine personally vetted by Edelman, but also experience activities that are beneficial to local communities, the animals, and the environment.

“When our guests work with us, they can be sure that their investment goes to the people and the places in Africa that are doing tourism right,” says Fritz. “That is Alluring Africa’s ethos and what we look for when we thoroughly vet our partners. Our commitment to sustainable tourism alongside delivering the best possible experience to our guests is why we have been voted one of the best safari outfitters in the world.” 

While South Africa is the first destination to launch under their partnership, people can look forward to news of future dates and destinations. Guests can also reach out to Alluring Africa about bespoke itineraries with the Vegans, Baby seal of approval. 

For more information and reserve a spot on the special tours, visit www.alluringafrica.com/vegansafaris.

*Images available upon request

About Diana Edelman/Vegans, Baby:

Diana Edelman is the CEO and founder of Vegans, Baby, a business dedicated to making the vegan lifestyle more approachable and accessible through food and travel. She’s curated events for the renowned James Beard Foundation and The James Beard House in New York City, as well as the all-vegan Farm Stand at the annual Life is Beautiful music/food/arts festival in Las Vegas. Vegans, Baby’s travel arm, Vegan World Tours, has garnered acclaim for her curated Las Vegas food tours and was named one of the top nine vegan tours in the world by Travel + Leisure in 2019. In addition, she is the founder of Vegan Dining Month held every January in cities across the nation, and is the author of The Las Vegas Vegan Dining Guide, an annual vegan food guide showcasing the best vegan food in Las Vegas. Edelman’s been featured in VegNews, Thrive, The LA Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal, LIVEKINDLY and more. Her background is in elephant conservation and responsible animal tourism where she led the charge among travel writers and bloggers to stop recommending elephant rides and focus on more ethical options. Visit her site or follow her on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok.

Shamwari SafariAbout Alluring Africa:

Alluring Africa is committed to sustainable tourism and rigorously vets all its safaris partners. Their private travel designers craft personalized experiences based on travelers’ unique interests, budgets, and travel dates. With a goal of getting their guests to “travel deeper”, Alluring Africa digs deep into communities and culture to discover off-the-beaten-path experiences to allow for a larger appreciation of the places people visit. The company has been acknowledged by Travel + Leisure as one of the best safari outfitters in the world over the past several years. Their passionate team of travel designers has also been acknowledged by Conde Nast Traveler as some of the best Africa travel experts. Visit their website and Instagram page for travel inspiration. Their team can be reached at [email protected] or +1 321-622-9370.