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Welcome to Wild Rainbow African Safaris. I'm Jody Cole. I fell in love with Africa in 1998 and started sharing my love of Africa with groups in 2004. My passion, love and respect for this continent is evident in every aspect of the trips I plan. My goal is to give you an intimate, informed, one-of-a-kind vacation. From the plants and animals to the people and culture of Africa, I'll show you the real Africa with a trip customized with your safety, comfort and activity level in mind. You'll return home with lifelong memories, amazing photos and friendships, old and new. Are you ready for the vacation of a lifetime? You've come to the right place.

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South Africa Wildlife and Walking Safari

Peak of Kilimanjaro

October 4-13, 2014
September 7-16, 2015

Ever seen an elephant and thought, “That guy could use a good brushing?” Well, this safari is your dream come true as we get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. Even if pachyderm preening isn’t on your bucket list, you’ll enjoy the myriad of wonders, urban and off-the-beaten path, that South Africa has to offer on this diverse safari. >more

Kilimanjaro Climb and Tanzania Safari

East Africa Outback

January 11 – 30, 2015
Climb only January 11-23, 2015
Safari only January 23-30, 2015

July 5-24, 2015
Climb only July 5-16, 2015
Safari only July 16-24, 2015

Jody Cole departures are like a choose-your-own-adventure novel in which every page is a winner. This time, you’ve got options, epic options. You can do the Kilimanjaro climb only, climb plus Tanzania safari or safari only. Whatever you choose, you’re in for an unforgettable journey. >more

Zimbabwe Walking and Canoeing Safari


May 27-June 7, 2015

Enjoy a triple dose of vitamin C -- camping, canoeing and camaraderie -- as we go crazy on the great Zambezi. Jody is already doing jumping jacks of joy over her dream 12-day walking and canoeing adventure.>more

Rwanda Gorilla and Tanzania Safari

Great Apes Safari

June 11-21, 2015

Ever wonder why Dian Fossey risked her life to study the mountain gorilla? You’ll see first hand the gentle creatures, their habitat and her research center and tomb. It’s a remarkable story that you’ll have your own version to tell as you track gorilla on lovely, though strenuous, hikes through the dense, orchid-lined lush forest. >more

Kenya and Tanzania Safari

Tanzania Safari

June 22-July 2, 2015

Get ready to be charmed by the tiny, orphan elephants at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Pucker up for giraffe smooches at the Giraffe Center. Soak in local history at the quaint home of Karen Blixen, author of “Out in Africa.” History, culture and nature mark our first days in Nairobi as we get our bearings after the long journey. >more

Uganda Great Apes Safari

Walking and Canoeing Safari

June 15-26, 2015

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Jody is currently guiding in South Africa and Tanzania. She will return to the United States November 19,2014

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