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Epic Botswana & Namibia Safari

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05/19/2019 06/03/2019
06/21/2019 07/06/2019
08/22/2019 09/06/2019
09/26/2019 10/11/2019
Click here to view the seasonal variations of weather and wildlife viewing in Botswana.

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.

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06/23/2020 07/08/2020
07/18/2020 08/02/2020
08/22/2020 09/06/2020
09/06/2020 09/21/2020
09/26/2020 10/11/2020
10/27/2020 11/11/2020
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Trip Pricing
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  • Trip Price (+internal air)
    $19995

Internal Air Cost: $5480 per person
Single Occupancy: For a single room add $3795. Click here to learn how you can avoid the single supplement.
Deposit: $500 per person (nonrefundable)

Make It Private: View pricing to take this trip privately with just you and your select travel companions.

Other Notes: Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. 

Please read our Payment & Refund Policy here.
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  • Trip Price (+internal air)
    $21995

Internal Air Cost: $5780 per person
Single Occupancy: For a single room add $3995. Click here to learn how you can avoid the single supplement.
Deposit: $500 per person (nonrefundable)

Make It Private: View pricing to take this trip privately with just you and your select travel companions.

Other Notes: Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. 

Please read our Payment & Refund Policy here.
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Group Size
Limited to 7 Travelers
A very important feature of this Botswana and Namibia safari is the small group size, as African safari are best experienced with fewer travelers in order to enhance intimate wildlife encounters.
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 and comfort over the sometimes uneven terrain of Namibia and Botswana's desert and delta environs. 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 to allow the sun to warm us on morning and afternoon drives. During our time in the Sossusvlei region, we explore in closed 4x4 Land Cruisers or Land Rovers to provide protection from the wind (and the sand that travels with it) in this vast, sandy landscape.

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 seven travelers, allowing each traveler a window seat. This is the case in each vehicle we use on wildlife drives, ensuring maximum comfort, viewing and photo opportunities. The closed 4x4 vehicles have eight cushioned seats with a spacious interior, providing ample room for travelers and their belongings. 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 regularly and meticulously maintained to provide our guests with an outstanding safari experience.
Our Private Leaders
Included
  • Trip price includes: Accommodations in luxury safari camps, services of Nat Hab's professional Expedition Leader(s), local guides and camp staff, premier open-sided 4-wheel drive Land Cruisers or Rovers, all meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on final day, some alcoholic beverages, most gratuities, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, all activities and entrance fees, all taxes, permits and service fees.
  • Internal air cost includes: All scheduled and light aircraft flights within the itinerary.
Not Included
Travel to and from the start and end point of your trip, some alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees (if any), optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry and internet, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes (if any), required medical evacuation insurance, optional travel protection insurance.
Physical Requirements
Easy to Moderate
To participate in this trip, you must be able to walk unassisted at a steady pace for at least one mile over uneven terrain, climb steps to get into and out of our raised safari vehicles, and be able to tolerate daily outdoor excursions that may last 4-5 hours or even a full day at a time, sometimes in hot, windy and/or dusty conditions. Wildlife drives pose a particular type of physical demand on the body, as they require long hours of sitting and take place over terrain that is often very rough and bumpy, including dirt roads with many ruts and potholes. Travelers with back or neck problems, or other health issues that could be exacerbated by such conditions, should take this into consideration. While any walking safaris are considered optional, travelers must be able to walk unassisted to and from the vehicle to our camp accommodations, sometimes walking over uneven ground or on boardwalks and 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 offered on this safari, but other more moderate walks without incline are also available, which still allow for enjoyment of the dunes. Days spent on safari are often long, as mornings typically start before daybreak and evening meals are served after sundown. In general, safari accommodations and vehicles are not climate-controlled and, depending on the season, temperatures can range from quite cold to extremely hot, so it is critical that travelers come prepared.
Important Information About This Trip
This trip combines the highlights of Namibia and Botswana in one ultimate safari itinerary. We recommend this adventure for guests who want to make the most out of a single trip to Africa—we travel from desert to delta on a varied, comprehensive itinerary. One Expedition Leader will guide the Botswana portion of the trip and another the Namibia portion, since each is chosen for their in-country expertise. As usual, our outstanding Expedition Leaders tie the entire safari together for a most memorable experience.

Click here to view the seasonal variations of weather and wildlife viewing in Botswana.
Mandatory Insurance
Since the areas you will travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for this program. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat Adventures, we require that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage. Please note that we will add the cost of Natural Habitat Adventures' medical evacuation policy (currently $48 per person) to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, phone number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.

To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays and lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation and comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer by calling 800-543-8917.
Getting There & Getting Home
Please plan to arrive Windhoek by 5 pm on Day 1 and you may depart Livingstone, Zambia anytime after 1 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 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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