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Usual group size: min 2 / max 7 passengers

Single supplement: £141

The single supplement charged covers a single room for your accommodation in Maun, and the surcharge set for the airport transfers. A further single supplement may be charged for the camping safari (Day 2-8) between April and November. If you are a solo traveller, please speak to us about the possibility of reducing the supplement between April and November. This may be possible depending how many other solo travellers have booked on the trip with you, and on storage space for camping equipment and tents.

Age of travellers: min 12 / max 100 years old

The camp sites used on these safaris are in high density wildlife areas and are unfenced. For safety reasons there is a minimum age restriction of 12 years, only children over this age can join this scheduled group safari. A private tailor-made safari can be arranged on request to accommodate families travelling with younger children.

Luggage

The Moremi Wildlife Safari includes two light aircraft transfers. The maximum luggage limit on these flights, and therefore the safari, is 20kg (44lbs) per person including reasonable camera equipment. Your luggage must be packed in small squashable bags. This is seldom a problem as light, casual clothing is usually all that is needed. In the winter months (June to August) we recommend you pack at least one warm jacket and a thick jumper or fleece - a woolen hat and gloves are also useful inclusions!

Costs

This comfortable wildlife safari to Botswana includes transport in a custom-built safari vehicle, transfers by road and light aircraft, accommodation, camping equipment, private campsite fees, park entrance fees and the services of a knowledgeable guide. Three meals are included on most days with the exception of lunch and dinner in Maun on Day 1.

Drinks

During your safari, except in Maun, drinks such as mineral water, soft drinks, gin, beer and wine are included. If your particular tipple is whiskey, vodka or brandy, local brands of these can be supplied if requested in advance.

Whilst in Maun, lunch, dinner and drinks are for your own account. This bill is to be settled directly with the lodge before you depart on the Botswana safari proper (Day 2).

Torches

The mobile camps on the Moremi Wildlife Safari will be lit by paraffin or oil lamps each evening. An LED rechargeable lantern will be supplied in each tent. We strongly recommend that you also take with you a good head torch, which will let you read a book or catch up with your safari journal at night. We suggest you spend a little money on this essential safari item to avoid a lot of potential frustration in the bush.

Laundry

A limited laundry service is offered during full days in camp, not on a moving day. Clothes will be hand washed only and the service will depend on the availability of water and on the weather. If you would like items laundered please mention this to your guide or one of the camp team. For cultural reasons we ask you not to include smalls in your laundry. Water and washing powder can be made available to you should you wish to wash these yourself.

Special requests

If you have any dietary requirements, special requests or medical conditions that you would like us to be aware of we ask that you tell us well in advance. A good way to do this is to note these in the 'Special Requests' box made available on the booking form.

Whilst we cannot always guarantee a special request, the safari operators and lodges will always try hard to help.

Visas and passports

It is our current understanding that travellers on UK, American, Canadian, New Zealand and Australian passports do not need visas for South Africa or Botswana. That said, it remains your responsibility to double check these details with the nearest relevant embassy to you.

It is a requirement that you check that your passport will have at least six months left to run when you travel, we recommend a validity of nine months to prevent any problems. You should also ensure that you will have at least 3 clean pages for each time that you pass through customs (these must be visa pages, not pages for amendments and endorsements which are usually at the back of a passport). Most countries require this, and we have had recent reports of South Africa actively enforcing this restriction - and refusing entry to those who don't comply. (If you will be passing through customs in more than one country, you need to make sure that you have sufficient blank pages for entry and exit stamps at each destination.)

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