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Dana Allen: Kalahari Plains Camp main area
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Botswana: Kalahari, the Delta & Beyond

On This Green Season Safari, Lush Grass Draws Prolific Wildlife & New Babies Abound!
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Departure Return Notes
03/07/2016 03/07/2016 03/18/2016
03/25/2016 03/25/2016 04/05/2016
12/01/2016 12/01/2016 12/12/2016
12/15/2016 12/15/2016 12/26/2016
12/21/2016 12/21/2016 01/01/2017
01/20/2017 01/20/2017 01/31/2017
02/01/2017 02/01/2017 02/12/2017
02/07/2017 02/07/2017 02/18/2017
02/23/2017 02/23/2017 03/06/2017
03/07/2017 03/07/2017 03/18/2017
03/24/2017 03/24/2017 04/04/2017
12/01/2017 12/01/2017 12/12/2017
12/13/2017 12/13/2017 12/24/2017
12/22/2017 12/22/2017 01/02/2018
Custom Departures: Customized private departures can be arranged for this destination. Please contact us for more information and we'd be happy to assist you.
Pricing
2016 & 2017 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$11,495 - $11,795
Single Supp.: $1,695
Deposit: $500 (nonrefundable)

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. 2018 fees may change slightly. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered.

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Location of Adventure
Botswana, Southern Africa
Group Size Limit
Approximately 7 Travelers
A very important feature of our Botswana safari tour is the limited group size, as nature expeditions are best experienced with small groups of travelers.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
An essential element of this safari is our use of specialized 4x4 vehicles, facilitating unmatched wildlife viewing opportunities. Typically, we use open 4x4 Land Rovers, with a unique suspension system and an open-top, open-sided, tiered seating arrangement designed to maximize wildlife viewing opportunities and comfort. On occasion, we will use 4x4 Stretch Land Cruisers with a similar design. During the green season, it is common to have a shade net over the vehicle to provide sun protection and cover during the rains. This protective net comes off during the cooler summer months in Botswana to allow the sun to warm us on morning and afternoon drives.

Vehicles have 10 cushioned passenger seats — one in front next to the driver, followed by three rows of three seats each —though we limit our capacity to 7 travelers per vehicle on our Botswana: Kalahari, the Delta & Beyond Safaris during our wildlife drives, again for maximum comfort, viewing and photo opportunities. Our Green Season Photo trips offer a maximum of 4 travelers per vehicle. Vehicles offer a mini-fridge stocked with cold drinks and a small library with reference books and field guides. Each custom-built vehicle sports front bull bars and runner boards, as well as a full recovery kit, including spare tires and a high-lift jack. Vehicles are updated or replaced regularly and meticulously maintained to provide our guests with an outstanding safari experience.
Our Private Leaders
Included
Internal scheduled light aircraft flights, accommodations, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, all meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on final day, non-alcoholic drinks at camps and in vehicles, house alcoholic beverages in camps, services of NHA Expedition Leader, Safari Coordinator, local guides and lodge staff, some gratuities, all permits, entrance fees and taxes.
Not Included
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, premium alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance, and required medical evacuation insurance.
Physical Requirements
Easy
There is no strenuous activity involved during this safari, though a safari vehicle frequently offers a bumpy ride. Wildlife drives often involve long hours of sitting and sometimes bouncing around. While we don't consider this strenuous, it can be uncomfortable and pose a particular type of physical demand on the body. All travelers must be able to climb into and out of the raised 4x4 trucks that we use for safari vehicles. They must also be able to walk to and from the vehicle to our camp accommodations, which sometimes involves walking over uneven ground or on boardwalks. Safari accommodations and vehicles are not climate controlled and, depending on the seasonality, temperatures can range from quite cold to extremely hot so it is critical that travelers come prepared. Additionally, while any short walks are considered optional, you will get the most out of your safari experience if you can walk a mile or two over uneven ground without assistance. We recommend that all travelers have an adventurous spirit, as they will often enjoy the closest animal encounters.
Important Information About This Trip
During Botswana’s green season, photography and game viewing are outstanding, as mother ungulates give birth at this time and the lush landscape provides a spectacular backdrop against which to observe the animals. To maximize access to the most exciting and remote areas, we stay in luxury tented camps (all amenities en suite) to provide comfort while enhancing the total safari experience. Changes to the itinerary may occur on these trips in order to take advantage of conditions unique to the season. Depending upon availability, itineraries may run in a different order from what is designated.
Mandatory Insurance
Since the areas we travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for our guests' safety. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat, we request that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We will add the cost of a medical evacuation policy to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, contact number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
Getting There & Getting Home
For Dec 2015 - Mar 2016 safaris, you must arrive in Maun, Botswana before 1:30 pm on Day 1 and may depart Livingstone, Zambia anytime after 1 pm on the final day.

For Dec 2016 - Mar 2017 safaris, you must arrive in Livingstone, Zambia before 1 pm on Day 1 and may depart Maun, Botswana anytime after 1:30 pm on the final day.

We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as our staff is intimately familiar with the special requirements of these programs and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.

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