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Secluded Botswana Safari

Our Flagship Wildlife Adventure into the Heart of Wildest Africa
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Departure Return Notes
10/12/2014 10/12/2014 10/23/2014 Special Photo Tour Led by Dave Luck
10/19/2014 10/19/2014 10/30/2014  
10/22/2014 10/22/2014 11/02/2014  
04/25/2015 04/25/2015 05/07/2015  
04/28/2015 04/28/2015 05/10/2015  
05/01/2015 05/01/2015 05/13/2015 Classic-Plus Itinerary
05/11/2015 05/11/2015 05/23/2015  
05/14/2015 05/14/2015 05/26/2015  
05/17/2015 05/17/2015 05/29/2015  
05/25/2015 05/25/2015 06/06/2015  
05/28/2015 05/28/2015 06/09/2015  
06/01/2015 06/01/2015 06/13/2015 Classic-Plus Itinerary
06/03/2015 06/03/2015 06/15/2015  
06/09/2015 06/09/2015 06/21/2015  
06/21/2015 06/21/2015 07/03/2015  
06/24/2015 06/24/2015 07/06/2015 Special Photo Tour
07/02/2015 07/02/2015 07/14/2015  
07/14/2015 07/14/2015 07/26/2015  
07/17/2015 07/17/2015 07/29/2015  
07/26/2015 07/26/2015 08/07/2015 Special Photo Tour
08/01/2015 08/01/2015 08/13/2015  
08/09/2015 08/09/2015 08/21/2015  
08/24/2015 08/24/2015 09/05/2015 Special Photo Tour
08/27/2015 08/27/2015 09/08/2015  
09/05/2015 09/05/2015 09/17/2015  
09/11/2015 09/11/2015 09/23/2015 Special Photo Tour
09/21/2015 09/21/2015 10/03/2015  
09/24/2015 09/24/2015 10/06/2015  
09/27/2015 09/27/2015 10/09/2015 Special Photo Tour
10/01/2015 10/01/2015 10/13/2015 Classic-Plus Itinerary
10/09/2015 10/09/2015 10/21/2015  
10/15/2015 10/15/2015 10/27/2015 Special Photo Tour
10/18/2015 10/18/2015 10/30/2015  
10/20/2015 10/20/2015 11/01/2015 Classic-Plus Itinerary
10/24/2015 10/24/2015 11/05/2015 Special Photo Tour
10/27/2015 10/27/2015 11/08/2015  
10/30/2015 10/30/2015 11/11/2015  
11/02/2015 11/02/2015 11/14/2015  
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.

Green Season Departures (May departures): On our May departures the verdant grasslands that have resulted from the November through March rains create a relatively safe environment for mothers to bear their young. During this time game viewing and photography is wonderful as we can view Africa's baby creatures with the lush landscape providing a spectacular backdrop.

Family Departures: We have scheduled family adventures which are specially designed so parents, children and grandparents can enjoy the wonders of the Botswana in a manner that best meets families' needs. For family adventures, please see our Family Botswana Safari.

Other Departure Options: Some of the above departures can be booked in conjunction with The Great Namibia Wildlife Safari. Please call us for details.
Pricing
2014 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$9,895
Single Supp: $995
Deposit: $500 (nonrefundable)

Special Photo Tours (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$11,495
Single Supp: $995
Deposit: $500 (nonrefundable)

2015 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$10,995 - $13,270
Single Supp: $995
Classic-Plus Single Supp: $2,495
Deposit: $500 (nonrefundable)

Special Photo Tours (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$12,695 - $13,195
Single Supp: $995
Deposit: $500 (nonrefundable)

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. Dates for 2016 will be similar to 2015 dates and will be allocated to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. 2016 fees may change slightly. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered.
Location of Adventure
Botswana, Southern Africa
Group Size Limit
Approximately 7 Travelers
A very important feature of our Secluded Botswana Safari is the limited group size of just 7 travelers, as a guided tour is best experienced with a small group of travelers. Secluded Botswana Photo Safaris are limited to a group size of 8 travelers split between two vehicles with a maximum of 4 travelers per vehicle.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
An essential element of this safari is our use of a combination of two specialized vehicles during different parts of the trip, facilitating unmatched wildlife viewing opportunities. Sometimes we travel in semi-open-sided 4x4 Stretch Land Rovers that provide a comfortable and safe ride over the sometimes uneven terrain of Botswana's desert and delta environs. Roof hatches add to the open safari experience. We also 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.

Both types of vehicle 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 Secluded Botswana Safaris during our wildlife drives, again for maximum comfort, viewing and photo opportunities. Secluded Botswana Photo trips offer a maximum of 4 travelers per vehicle. Both 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.
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.
Physical Requirements
Easy
There is no strenuous activity involved while on this safari; however, a safari vehicle oftentimes offers a bumpy ride. There are long hours sitting and sometimes bouncing around during wildlife drives and while we don't consider this strenuous, it can be a different type of physical demand on the body. You must be able to climb into and out of these raised 4x4 trucks that serve as our safari vehicles, as well as walk to and from your safari accommodations. 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 unassisted. We recommend that travelers have an adventurous spirit, as they will often enjoy the closest animal encounters.
Important Information About This Trip
This consummate safari includes Botswana’s best and most remote wildlife locales while staying in prime accommodations. Each is small and intimate (usually accommodating only our small group of eight guests) with electricity and private bathrooms. The accommodations are a highlight of the trip following on the amazing wildlife experiences discovered by our Expedition Leaders throughout the day. On these trips, changes to the itinerary may occur in order to take advantage of conditions unique to the season and/or accommodate unexpected changes in water levels; therefore, itineraries may need to be rerouted or redesigned without notice.
Mandatory Insurance
 
Getting There & Getting Home
You must arrive in Livingstone, Zambia by 1 pm on Day 1 and you 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 this program and can arrange the most efficient and cost-effective 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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