Safari in South Africa and Botswana

      African Safari

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      Wide Horizons Travel
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      Nov 11 - 21, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 13
      Safari in South Africa and Botswana
      African Safari

      Wide Horizons Travel
      • Facebook verified

      $NaN
      Nov 11 - 21, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 13

      About this trip

        “You cannot leave Africa,” Africa said, “It is always with you, there inside your head. Our rivers run in currents in the swirl of your thumbprints; Our drumbeats counting out your pulse; Our coastline, the silhouette of your soul”. – Bridge Dore 


      4 nights Cape Town

      6 nights Botswana Safari Lodges

      LGBTQ+ welcoming

      12 travelers only

      Optional add-ons to Johannesburg and Victoria Falls


       

      SOUTH AFRICA

      Day 0 - Flight from JFK-New York to Cape Town South Africa

      Day 1 - Arrival - Cape Town, The Commodore Hotel, 4 nights, Bed and Breakfast

      Day 2 - Cape Town - Urban and Table Mountain Exploration: CULTURE, CITY AND BIKE

      Day 3 - Cape Peninsula - Discovery Day: PENGUINS AND NATURE

      Day 4 - Cape Wineland - Adventurous Grape Escape: WINE, TASTE AND SURPRISE


      BOTSWANA

      Day 5 - Moremi Game Reserve - Fly to Maun, board private charter to safari lodge.

      Day 6 - Moremi Game Reserve Khwai River Lodge

      Day 7 - Chobe National Park - private air charter to Savute Elephant Lodge

      Day 8 - Chobe National Park, Savute Elephant lodge

      Day 9 - Okavango Delta - Eagle Island Lodge

      Day 10 - Okavango Delta - Eagle Island Lodge

      Day 11 - Tour Ends - Fly Back to Johannesburg for flight to JFK

      Day 12 - Arrive at JFK



      South Africa

       

      This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth.  Fondly known by locals as the "Rainbow Nation", South Africa has 11 official languages, and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of cultures. 


      Discover the gourmet restaurants, impressive art scene, vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches of Cape Town; enjoy a local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browse the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sample some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotting the Cape Winelands. 


      Some historical attractions to explore include the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. 


      Above all else, its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive, unfenced game reserves such as the world-famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most

      popular tourist destination.

      South Africa Itinerary

       

      Day 1: Arrive in Cape Town

      Time to relax after your long flight and explore your surroundings

      The Commodore Hotel - 4-star accomodations


      Day 2: Cape Town Urban and Table Mountain Experience

      Explore Table Mountain with return via Cable Car

      Urban City Bowl History

      Explore the Colorful Streets of Bo Kaap to the Historic Company Gardens

      Local Lunch on Bree Street on your own

      Cycle between Art Installations with local on the Sea Point Promenade


      Day 3: Cape Peninsula Discovery Day with Penguins!

      Explore Kalk Bay and meet the resident Seals and Fishing Folk

      Conservation Walk near Boulders, Simon's Town

      Local Lunch, Cape Peninsula on your own

      Noordhoek Farm Village with a Cheeky "KickAss" Ice Cream or Coffee on your own

      Enjoy Cape Town's Most Scenic Road with all 144 curves of Chapman's Peak Drive


      Day 4: Adventurous Grape Escape

      Explore Babylonstoren's Expansive Gardens

      Wine Tastings at four South African Vineyards

      Lunch on your own

      Botswana

       

      Situated in the southern reaches of Africa, Botswana is renowned for its pristine wilderness areas characterised by deep lagoons, wetlands, lush palms, rugged hills and desert plains scattered with scrubland. 


      The country’s primary tourist drawcard is undoubtedly the vast red expanse of the Kalahari Desert and its remarkably beautiful Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world. These natural wonders provide a tranquil haven for an abundance of African wildlife to thrive. 


      Other highlights include the impressive Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, where visitors are privy to massive zebra migrations during the flood season; the Savuti plains, which host large prides of lions; and the Tsodilo Hills, where 4500 rock paintings form a unique record of human settlement over many millennia.

      What is Included? What is not included

       Included:

      All accommodations at 4 star and 5 stars 

      All transfers stipulated in the itinerary

      All meals where stipulated in the itinerary

      Cape Town hotel provides breakfast only, as there are many options for great food.

      Botswana safari lodges provide breakfast, lunch and dinner.

      All Activities and tours where stipulated in the itinerary


      What is Excluded:

      International and Domestic air (prices available in late 2023)

      All items of a personal nature and curios etc

      Meals that are not included in the itinerary

      All Gratuities for services and guides

      Optional extra activities not included in the itinerary

      Visas and associated border fees

      Visa and Travel Requirements

       

      Visas and Travel Requirements

      You don't need a visa to travel to South Africa or Botswana if you have a US passport.


      Please see the CDC requirements for vaccines in preparation for travel to South Africa.

      Please see the CDC requirements for vaccines in preparation for travel to Botswana.


      While these guidelines are most commonly recommended, please check with your health provider for any other requirements specific to your own health profile.

      Price and Payment Schedule

       

      Price: $6,985 per person

      includes suggested travel insurance

      (plus domestic and international air, prices available early 2024)

      • Due immediately: $1,499 (initial deposit/travel insurance)
      • Jun 1, 2023 $1,379
      • Jan 1, 2024 $1,369
      • Feb/Mar , 2024 domestic and international airfare payments
      • May 1 ,2024 $1,369
      • July 1, 2024 $1,369

      Payments are accepted by Venmo @Laurie-Scott-43, or

      personal checks payable to Wide Horizons Travel, 45 Sunset Road, Bay Shore, NY 11706.

      If you prefer to pay by card, credit card charges are subject to a 3.5% card fee.


      CANCELLATION POLICY 

      Travel Insurance is not refundable. If purchased within 15 days of deposit, insurance may cover pre-existing conditions, and therefore the deposit and travel insurance are paid at the same time. You may opt out of travel insurance, but you must do so in writing, in accordance with our terms and conditions.


      Up to and including 180 days prior to arrival the Hotel withholds the right to retain the 10% deposit.

      From 180 days, up to and including 90 days prior to arrival a cancellation or reduction fee of 25% will be payable.

      From 90 days, up to and including 60 days prior to arrival a cancellation or reduction fee of 50% will be payable.

      From 60 days, up to and including the day of arrival a cancellation or

      reduction fee of 100% will be payable.

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      Wide Horizons Travel
      Wide Horizons Travel provides curated travel experiences for solos, couples, families and groups. We offer immersive experiences for the curious traveler, including adventure, cruises, group and bucket list travel, and, of course, simply great vacations. Wide Horizons is a certified LGBTQ-owned business and a member of both the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Wide Horizons is committed to providing welcoming and inclusive experiences for all.