Ultimate Traveller: Impressions of Senegal & Mali

September 18
7–9 p.m.

Senegal boasts a stunning array of sights, including the capital Dakar, the historical Île de Gorée, Africa's largest slave trading centre, and the colonial architecture of Saint-Louis. Mali, once West Africa's greatest merchant empire, conjures up a spirit of adventure. Journey through Dogon country, a wilderness of rock, shrub and barren sands, along the shores of the Niger, one of the world’s greatest rivers, to the intriguing city of Timbuktu.

Cost: $15

Register at 604-925-7270 (course # 60201 ) or register online.

Ultimate Traveller: Impressions of Northern Ethiopia

September 25
7–9 p.m.

Ethiopia goes back to the very beginning of human existence and features a wealth of historical sites without parallel in sub-Saharan Africa. Explore many remarkable cultural highlights including monasteries, ancient rock-hewn churches, giant obelisks and medieval castles in this scintillating audio-visual presentation. Discover its incredible other-worldly geological natural landscapes and witness the elaborate Christmas celebrations held by the Ethiopian Orthodox church.

Cost: $15

Register at 604-925-7270 (course # 60202 ) or register online.

Ultimate Traveller: Impressions of Southern Ethiopia

October 2
7–9 p.m.

Discover Southern Ethiopia’s unique and fascinating fusion of African and Middle Eastern influences. Explore world heritage sites and witness the elaborate Timkat celebrations, the Ethiopian Orthodox celebration of the Epiphany. Marvel at the beautiful lakes of the southern Rift Valley stretching down towards the Kenyan border. Journey through the Omo Valley, home to a diverse range of villages and some of Africa’s most fascinating ethnic groups.

Cost: $15

Register at 604-925-7270 (course # 60204 ) or register online.

Ultimate Traveller: Impressions of Eritrea

October 9
7–9 p.m.

Discover Eritrea, one of the most secretive countries in Africa which, despite its current difficult political and economic situation, remains one of the most inspiring destinations in Africa. This multi-media journey will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Asmara with its incredibly well-preserved modernist architecture and to Massawa, a historical and important port for many centuries located on the Red Sea.

Cost: $15

Register at 604-925-7270 (course # 60205 ) or register online.

Ultimate Traveller: Impressions of Kenya & Tanzania

October 16
7–9 p.m.

Kenya and Tanzania are a nature photographer’s dream with their vast landscapes and amazing national parks teaming with wildlife. In this audio-visual presentation, explore the Mara Conservancies, which offer incredible day and night game viewing. Travel back in time and discover the islands of Zanzibar, one of the world's great cultural crossroads, where Africa meets Arabia meets the Indian Ocean.

Cost: $15

Register at 604-925-7270 (course # 60207 ) or register online.

Ultimate Traveller: Impressions of Uganda & Rwanda

October 23
7–9 p.m.

Uganda boasts the most varied safari circuit in Africa. The lush mountain forests of Bwindi protect the world's largest remaining population of mountain gorillas, many of which have become habituated to tourists. Elsewhere, Queen Elizabeth National Park is renowned for its tree-climbing lions and abundant wildlife. In Rwanda, explore Volcanoes National Park, which runs along the border with the DRC and Uganda and take a painful look at Rwanda's Genocide Memorials, which honour the victims of the horrific genocide that brutalized the country in 1994.

Cost: $15

Register at 604-925-7270 (course # 60208 ) or register online.

Ultimate Traveller: Impressions of Madagascar

October 30
7–9 p.m.

Madagascar is often referred to as the eighth continent and the island’s legendary uniqueness is best reflected by its plethora of amazing lemurs, colourful chameleons, many endemic bird species and a fascinating array of endemic flora, all of which combine to make for a truly exceptional photo safari. This travel talk provides an introduction to the nature reserves and cultural sights of this fascinating island.

Cost: $15

Register at 604-925-7270 (course # 60209 ) or register online.