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Epic Botswana & Namibia Safari

An All-Encompassing Adventure Featuring Southern Africa's Most Diverse Wildlife & Scenery
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Departure Return Notes
06/05/2015 06/05/2015 06/20/2015 Windhoek to Livingstone
06/29/2015 06/29/2015 07/14/2015 Windhoek to Livingstone
08/19/2015 08/19/2015 09/03/2015 Windhoek to Livingstone
09/03/2015 09/03/2015 09/18/2015 Windhoek to Livingstone
06/05/2016 06/05/2016 06/20/2016 Windhoek to Livingstone
06/29/2016 06/29/2016 07/14/2016 Windhoek to Livingstone
08/19/2016 08/19/2016 09/03/2016 Windhoek to Livingstone
09/03/2016 09/03/2016 09/18/2016 Windhoek to Livingstone
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 Secluded Zambia Safari or Secluded South Africa Safari. Contact us for details.
2015 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
Single Supp.: $2,995
Deposit: $500 (nonrefundable)

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. Dates for 2016 are tentative 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.

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Location of Adventure
Botswana and Namibia
Group Size Limit
Approximately 7 Travelers
A very important feature of this Botswana & Namibia safari is the small group size, as African safari are best experienced with fewer travelers in order to enhance intimate wildlife encounters.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
An essential element of this safari is our use of a combination of 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 Namibia and 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. During our time in Namibia's Sossusvlei region, we will explore in closed 4x4 Land Rovers to provide protection from wind and blowing sand that are possible in this vast dune environment.

The primary vehicle type we use 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 just 7 travelers, allowing each traveler a window seat, in each vehicle during our wildlife drives, again for maximum comfort, viewing and photo opportunities. The closed 4x4 vehicles have 8 cushioned seats with a spacious interior providing generous room for travelers and their belongings. All 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
Internal 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 Leaders 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 and all alcoholic beverages at accommodation in Windhoek, 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 to Moderate
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. Additionally, while any 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 and rough or steep terrain without assistance. Climbing the sand dunes of Sossusvlei will be the most strenuous activity on this safari, but other more moderate walks without incline are also offered, which still allow for enjoyment of the dunes (i.e., simply walking through Dead Vlei with a view up to the dunes). An important element of the Namibia portion of the trip is the dry and sandy/dusty conditions, as this is truly a desert environment. We recommend that all travelers have an adventurous spirit, as they will often enjoy the closest animal encounters.

Important Information About This Trip
On this trip we have combined the highlights of Namibia and Botswana within one ultimate safari itinerary. We recommend this trip for guests who want to make the most out of their limited number of trips to Africa - we travel from desert to delta to sea! Most transfers on this itinerary will be done by air, although we have retained a few drives in order to reveal the breathtaking scenery and vast expanse of the land. As usual, our outstanding Expedition Leaders tie the entire safari together for a most memorable experience.  On this safari, we will have one Expedition Leader for the Botswana portion of the trip and another for the Namibia portion.
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 departures that begin in Windhoek, Namibia, you must arrive by 6 pm on Day 1 and you may depart Livingstone, Zambia anytime after 1 pm on the final day. For departures that run in the opposite direction, you must arrive Livingstone, Zambia by 3 pm on Day 1 and you may depart Windhoek, Namibia anytime 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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