Published on : Saturday, December 22, 2018
Sojourn Tours is an Australian company providing Muslim-friendly group tours along with private, customized tours to the travelers worldwide. Their main target is to develop authentic, unforgettable travel experiences for the modern Muslim.
Sumaiya Suleman, its founder, explains that even though professionally she is a Chartered Accountant, she always had an intrinsic desire for travel and, in particular, visiting places rich in Islamic History. After taking some time off from the corporate world to travel, she came to a conclusion that to venture into the entrepreneurship field but was hesitant of precisely what she wanted to do.
When an opportunity offered itself for Sumaiya to put together an Islamic Heritage tour of Cape Town, her preferred destination as a result of its rich Islamic History, unbelievable natural beauty and unique inviting culture, she decided this was her calling and her company, Sojourn Tours was born.
Even though originally, Sumaiya’s main aim was Cape Town, she soon realized that there was an interest to visit other South African cities as well as its neighboring countries. At present, she has teamed up with local tour guides in every city who made sure the exclusive needs of the Muslim travelers are met, including access to prayers and wide assorted halal food options while at the same time providing history, context and insight into each place they visit.
Till date, Sojourn Tours has efficiently conducted tours of South Africa, Victoria Falls and Zanzibar and looking forward, Sumaiya’s vision is to provide her clients varied selection of destinations to choose from.