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African leopard, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South AfricaAfrican elephant, Mashatu Game Reserve, BotswanaBurchell's zebra, Mashatu Game Reserve, BotswanaHippopotamus, Pafuri area, Kruger National Park, South AfricaMashatu Tented Camp, Mashatu Game Reserve, BotswanaSoutheast African lion, Kruger National Park, South AfricaCaracal kitten, Kruger National Park, South AfricaCheetah, Kruger National Park, South AfricaAfrican elephant, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South AfricaLion cubs, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Aly Woodward: Zebra
Mark Hickey: Elephant

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Home Africa Hidden South Africa & Botswana Dates, Prices & Inclusions

Hidden South Africa & Botswana

Escape the Crowds on an Exclusive Small-Group Adventure into Remote Private Reserves
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Departure Return Notes
06/11/2016 06/11/2016 06/20/2016
08/10/2016 08/10/2016 08/19/2016
08/31/2016 08/31/2016 09/09/2016
10/15/2016 10/15/2016 10/24/2016
06/10/2017 06/10/2017 06/19/2017
08/08/2017 08/08/2017 08/17/2017
09/02/2017 09/02/2017 09/11/2017
10/14/2017 10/14/2017 10/23/2017
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.

Other Departure Options: Some of the above departures can be booked in conjunction with The Epic Botswana & Namibia Safari. Contact us for details.
2016 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$10495 - $10795
Single Supp.: $2195
Deposit: $500 (nonrefundable)

2017 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$10895 - $11195
Single Supp.: $2195
Deposit: $500 (nonrefundable)

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. 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
South Africa
Group Size Limit
Approximately 6 Travelers
A very important feature of our South Africa and Botswana safari is the limited group size, as Africa's natural wonders are best experienced in quiet seclusion, with a lighter footprint on the environment.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
In South Africa we use open 4x4 Land Rovers or Land Cruisers with a suspension system custom-designed for safari terrain, and an open-top, open-sided, tiered seating arrangement designed to maximize game-viewing opportunities and passenger comfort. Typically, each vehicle has 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 approximately six travelers on this safari, with a window seat for each person. Each row is raised slightly higher than the one in front of it, allowing for unobstructed views of scenery and wildlife. Vehicles have a mini fridge stocked with cold drinks, a small library with reference books and field guides, and ponchos for each traveler in case of rain. 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 as needed and meticulously maintained to provide our guests with an unmatched safari experience.
Our Private Leaders
Internal scheduled light aircraft flights, accommodations, meals from dinner Day 1 to breakfast final day, non-alcoholic drinks with meals and in vehicles, house alcoholic drinks at camps and lodges, services of NHA Expedition Leader, local guides and camp staff, some gratuities, all permits, entrance fees and taxes.
Not Included
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, alcoholic beverages at The Southern Sun, premium alcoholic beverages in camps and lodges, 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
This safari involves no strenuous activity, 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 may pose a particular type of physical demand on the body. All travelers must be able to climb into and out of raised 4x4 safari trucks. They must also be able to walk to and from the vehicle to our camp accommodations, sometimes walking over uneven ground or on boardwalks. 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. 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. We recommend that all travelers have an adventurous spirit, as they will often enjoy the closest animal encounters.
Important Information About This Trip
Our Secluded South Africa and Botswana safari combines three spectacular wildlife camps. The itinerary involves quite a bit of travel—both by safari vehicle and by private aircraft—but in the company of our professional safari Expedition Leader, we've determined that our routing is the best way to explore this remote, diverse and far-reaching region that is replete with wildlife. Changes to the itinerary may occur in order to take advantage of conditions unique to the season and/or to accommodate unexpected changes in flight schedules; therefore, itineraries may need to be rerouted or redesigned without notice.
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
Please plan to arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa by 6 pm on Day 1 in order to attend a 7 pm welcome dinner. You are free to depart Johannesburg after 5 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 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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