Sojourn Tours is an Australian-based company offering Muslim-friendly group tours as well as private, customised tours to travellers from across the globe. Their aim is to create authentic, unforgettable travel experiences for the modern Muslim.
Its founder, Sumaiya Suleman says although professionally she is a Chartered Accountant, she has always had a passion for travel and, in particular, visiting places rich in Islamic History. After taking some time away from the corporate world to travel, she decided to venture into the entrepreneurship field but was unsure of exactly what she wanted to do.
When an opportunity presented itself for Sumaiya to put together an Islamic Heritage tour of Cape Town, her favourite destination due to its rich Islamic History, incredible natural beauty and unique inviting culture, she decided this was her calling and her company, Sojourn Tours was born.
Although initially, Sumaiya’s focus was on Cape Town, she soon realised that her international clients were interested in visiting other cities in South Africa as well as its neighbouring countries. She has now teamed up with local tour guides in each city who ensure the unique needs of the Muslim traveller are catered for, including access to prayer facilities and a variety of halal food options while at the same time providing history, context and insight into each place they visit.
To date, Sojourn Tours has successfully run tours of South Africa, Victoria Falls and Zanzibar and looking forward, Sumaiya’s vision is to offer her clients a diverse selection of destinations to choose from.
A testimonial from her first client:
“My experience with Sojourn Tours was overall excellent. We started with finding the Islamic tour of Cape Town and requested to add on additional South Africa experiences to “see the country”. Sumaiya was very helpful in planning our whole trip and was receptive to our specific needs and wishes. Our tour guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible. They were experienced and able to give us the best opportunities taking into consideration our interests. Our final itinerary had a nice balance of activities that we enjoyed but also flexibility to relax, not to mention opportunity to change or add more as we desired. It really felt very personalized. It was exactly the type of tour I enjoy – a mix of beauty and fun, but also educational. We learned so much about the history of South Africa, and the current social atmosphere after apartheid. We were blessed to visit and experience so many natural wonders – climates, scenic vistas, animals and fauna! My only critique is that despite our well-planned trip, there is so much more to see in South Africa! I look forward, God willing, to an opportunity to return to South Africa and would happily use Sojourn Tours again.” – Rima M (USA)
If you would like to join Sojourn Tour’s upcoming group tour titled “Best of the Beautiful Cape & Safari” from 21 February – 2 March 2019, where you’ll get to experience the wonderful highlights of Cape Town, travel along the scenic and adventure filled Garden Route and view the Big 5 animals at a 5 Star, Muslim owned Game Reserve, visit https://www.sojourntours.com.au/tour-item/best-of-the-beautiful-cape-tour/