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March 14 - March 26 2008

with TBA

This safari gives you an opportunity to explore three different habitats in northern Botswana. Your adventure begins in the heart of the Delta, which offers one of the finest nature and game photo opportunities in Africa. We also visit Moremi, and the Linyanti area where we will photograph many elephants. Besides your normal plains game, these areas have good concentrations of roan, sable, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. Large herds of elephant also move through the area.

Our safari will include day and night game viewing in open 4x4 vehicles, nature walks, and excursions on the scenic waterways of the Okavango Delta. Your stay ends with an overnight at the famous Victoria Falls, “the smoke that thunders.”

Photographer Escorts: TBA

Maximum Participants: 8

Our Itinerary

Friday, 14 March 2008
Johannesburg

You arrive this morning and transfer to your hotel. Garden Court Johannesburg International Airport Hotel

Saturday – Monday, 15 - 17 March 2008
Johannesburg – Maun - Okavango Delta – Moremi Reserve 

We depart for Maun and continue by chartered flight to the heart of the Okavango Delta. The Okavango Delta is formed from rains that fall over 600 miles away in northern Angola. This life-giving moisture travels down the Okavango River and spills out onto the Kalahari Desert creating the world's largest inland delta.  A rich tapestry of channels flowing with crystal-clear water, the Okavango Delta stands as an oasis within a surrounding desert landscape. Over 1100 species exist in this beautiful and exceptional wilderness.  Kwara Camp

Tuesday – Thursday, 18 - 20 March 2008
Okavango Delta – Linyanti Wetlands

Today we transfer by air to our next camp in the Linyanti Wetlands. The wetlands and flood plains around Lebala offer a wonderful variety of wildlife with excellent sightings of elephant, hippo, lechwe, zebra, giraffe, impala, wildebeest, kudu, tsessebe, roan, sable, buffalo and the ever present predators; wild dog, lion, cheetah and hyena. After dark, spotlights are switched on and the game drives expose our guests to nocturnal sightings of rare and elusive species such as, leopard, Selous Mongoose, small spotted genet, and aardwolf, to name a few. Nocturnal bird species that are encountered include Natal Nightjar, Pennantwinged Nightjar and a large variety of owls. Lebala Camp

Friday – Monday, 21 - 24 March  2008
Linyanti

This morning we fly further north. This area is best known for its enormous herds of Elephant, which move down to the Kwando River at the start of our winter months and only retrace their steps inland once the main rains arrive. Sable and Roan Antelope occur, as well as Lion, Leopard and Wild Dog. he marshes are home to Red Lechwe, Sitatunga, Hippo, Crocodiles and wonderful birdlife. Moving along the fringes of the waterways, guests can see Kudu, Zebra, Buffalo, Waterbuck and Impala. Lagoon Camp

Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Victoria Falls

We fly to Kasane and transfer by road today and cross the border into Zambia. We have the afternoon and the next morning to explore and photograph the falls. Zambezi Sun

The Victoria Falls is one of the greatest natural wonders on our planet. As the Zambezi River drops 300 feet over a mile-wide sheer basalt fault line, a cloud of spray is created which can be seen up to 20 miles away! There is a bridge across the mighty Zambezi just yards from the falls, which forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and now provides easy access between the two countries. Many people say they prefer the quieter Zambian side of the falls as it is less commercialized and you don't feel obliged to leap off the bungee-jump bridge or throw yourself into churning white water in a raft. Instead you can opt for graceful relaxation and sedate sundowner cruises at one of the secluded riverside lodges.

Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Victoria Falls - Johannesburg

We depart for Johannesburg where we connect with our flight home.

The Price of Adventure
(Per Person Double Occupancy)

Retail Price: $6,995 per person

Photographer’s Price:  $5,495 per person excluding scheduled airfare

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The airport code for your destination: MUB

Single Room Supplement: $1,500

Deposit to confirm registration: $1,000 per person

Your Safari Includes:

All accommodation on a shared basis; meals as specified; all indicated excursions and transfers; twice daily game activities at safari lodges and camps; all air transfers within Botswana as specified; services of the lodge guides and staff; park fees; Botswana accommodation tax and the current Zambia and Zimbabwe Tourism Levy; some lodges do not include drinks, some include house wine at dinner and drinks on game drives and some include all drinks except premium wines, champagnes, spirits and liqueurs.

Your Safari Excludes:

Any scheduled flights or airport taxes; all items of a personal nature; meals, drinks, entrance fees, porter age, tours & transfers etc not specified above; cancellation, baggage or medical insurance; visas; any unrelated excursion; staff gratuities; any new Government taxes; Zimbabwe visa fee Zimbabwe airport departure tax of US$30 per person to be paid in US$ cash on departure unless it has been included on your ticket; Zambian airport departure tax of US$30 per person to be paid in US$ cash on departure; lunch and dinner whilst in Victoria Falls; entrance fee to the Victoria Falls (US$ 20 per person).

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