Back to Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zambia

February 19, 2015 - March 11, 2015

Below please find rates, availability, and the items and services included and excluded in the expedition price.

Land-based Accommodations

Land-based Accommodations plan

It is our policy to always use premium quality accommodations, when available, in the regions we visit. Since each destination is different, lodging can range from elegant hotels in cities to rustic inns in more remote areas. You will receive specific accommodation details closer to the time of departure.

Inclusions

  • All accommodations and group meals, including selected beverages with lunch and dinner, as outlined in the itinerary; group transfers; game-viewing activities: guide fees; entrance fees for parks, reserves, etc.; transfers as outlined in the itinerary; services of resident professional naturalist guides in each safari camp and lodge, and while on sightseeing excursions; all gratuities; medical expense coverage and emergency evacuation insurance; charter air transportation beginning on departure from Windhoek on Day 3 through arrival in Lusaka on Day 20.

Exclusions

  • All air transportation except as listed above; excess baggage charges (see luggage restrictions below); airport arrival and departure taxes; transfers for independent arrivals and departures; passport and/or visa fees; accident/baggage/cancellation insurance; items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar charges, alcoholic beverages, e-mail/Internet/fax/telephone charges.

Know Before You Go

Travel will be mostly by small charter aircraft and game-drive vehicles. Game drives can be long and strenuous and over bumpy surfaces. For most activities, a relatively moderate level of exertion is required. Most nights on safari are spent in deluxe tents, which are quite spacious, with plenty of headroom. These tents are en suite and are designed to the highest standards, with hot and cold running water and shower outlets in the adjoining bathroom area. All of the safari camps have separate lounge and bar areas that often overlook waterways, which adds to the excitement of being in the bush. Please note that there are no fences around the camps, and animals of all sizes are sometimes encountered within the camp boundaries. Temperatures during the summer season are generally pleasant with ranges from 80°F – 90°F in Namibia and Botswana during the day, but nights are much cooler. Temperatures in Zambia will be on average 10°F cooler overall.