Introducing your Hosts
Roger and Joyce Madison lived in South Africa for 3 years -- from 1995 to 1998 -- immediately after the transition to a democratic nation, where they both worked for IBM. They enjoyed their work and developed many business and personal relationships. Their lives were never the same after working closely with South Africans to build the "New South Africa."
Following their return to the USA, they formed a nonprofit missionary organization and traveled back to South Africa for 10 years as missionaries -- helping to build churches and improve the living conditions in townships across the country.
They retired from IBM and established iZania, LLC to continue their efforts to connect the descendants of Africa via the Internet. During a trip to the Soccer World Cup in 2010, they met and established a business relationship with Robert Mashau, the owner of Bono Safaris and Tours. Out of this partnership, iZania Travel Services was created.
iZania Travel Services™Offers Low-Cost Tours to Africa and beyond
"By specializing in travel to Africa, we are able to offer exceptional service with several annual tours. We can also create a customized tour for your family, organization, or business,"says Roger Madison, CEO of iZania Travel Services.
This trip includes 3 nights in Johannesburg, a 1-day game drive, and 4 nights in Cape Town. You will visit the Apartheid Museum, Table Mountain, Robben Island, and much more. A great way to experience South Africa, and all that jazz! Affectionately referred to as “Africa’s Grandest Gathering”, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival is the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa. This proudly South African produced event is hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The festival annually boasts 5 stages with more than 40 artists performing over 2 nights. The festival hosts in excess of 37, 000 music-lovers over the 2 show days.
Join us as we visit Ghana, Africa’s friendliest country. This experience is designed for members of the African diaspora interested in exploring their roots. This immersive journey explores southern Ghana, including tours of two UNESCO World Heritage slave castles. In designing this tour, we aim to provide an authentic, but comfortable look into the cultures of your ancestors.