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Usual group size: min 2 / max 6 passengers

Single supplement: £1756

Age of travellers: min 16 / max 75 years old

The minimum age limit on this safari is 16 years. Please note that the tents used on the safari can accommodate up to 2 people only - there are no family sized tents available.

The maximum age limit is 70 years. However, guests between the age of 70 and 75 years may be accepted provided a certified medical certificate of full health can be submitted together with your booking form.

Language

The Okavango & Chobe Wildlife Adventure is conducted in English.

Costs

This comfortable camping safari to Botswana includes transport in a custom-built safari vehicle or a light aircraft; accommodation at Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe and comfortable mobile safari camps in Botswana; national park fees and usually three meals a day as specified in the itinerary.

Drinks

Whilst on safari in Botswana a complimentary bar offering a good variety of drinks is included. Bottled mineral water is always available to you throughout the safari adventure.

Whilst in Victoria Falls on Day 1 of the adventure, drinks will be for your own account. These can be paid for in US Dollars and we recommend you travel with small denominations, as the lodge may not have a lot of change available.

Luggage

The Okavango & Chobe Wildlife Adventure includes two light aircraft transfers between safari camps. The maximum luggage limit on these flights, and therefore the safari, is 20kg (44lbs) per person including reasonable camera equipment. All luggage must be packed in soft squashable bags - no hard suitcases or bags with wheels can be transported as they physically cannot fit into the aircraft. The maximum dimensions of the soft bags that can be accommodated are as follows: 25cm wide x 30cm high and 62cm long (10 x 12 x 25 inches).

Speak to us if the luggage restrictions are concerning you because for an additional cost we may be able to book an extra 'seat' to allow for extra luggage allowance.

Passengers weighing 100kg (220lbs) or more must advise us at the time of booking. Anyone over that weight may be charged a supplement to cover booking an additional seat on the aircraft.

Laundry

Laundry is not included on this mobile safari. Should you wish to do some hand washing whilst on safari we recommend you bring a small bag of laundry powder with you. When you are spending two nights at one location there will be time to do a little hand washing and for the clothing to dry.

Tipping

Tipping is not compulsory. If, however, you want to tip because you have received good service, we recommend a discretionary US Dollars $10 per person per day for your safari guide, US Dollars $7 per person per day for mokoro polers and US Dollars $7 per person per day for the camp staff at the mobile adventure safari camps. The latter should be placed in the communal tipping box to be distributed equally amongst all the staff.

Visa and passport requirements

It is our current understanding that travellers on British, Canadian, American and Australian passports do not need to apply for a visa in advance to visit South Africa, Botswana or Zimbabwe. However, rules and laws in Africa can change without notice and so it remains your responsibility to research latest visa requirements and double check you fulfil these before you travel. For the above nationalities, a tourist visa is currently issued automatically on arrival into South Africa and Botswana at no charge (to verify you are a tourist you may be asked to show proof of your itinerary and departure arrangements). For Zimbabwe, you are required to purchase your entry visa on arrival - this currently costs US$55 for British passport holders, US$75 for Canadian passport holders, and US$30 per person for most other nationalities. This price is for a single entry visa and must be paid in US dollars cash.

To be granted entry into any of these countries it is essential that your passport does not expire for at least six months after conclusion of your time in Africa (we recommend a validity of at least 9 months afterwards to be on the safe side). In addition, each time you pass through immigration into any of these countries you must have a minimum of three blank pages available for immigration stamps. Failure to meet these requirements may result in entry being refused.

Health

On arrival in Zimbabwe you might be asked to produce a Yellow Fever Certificate. Any visitor who has been to a country where yellow fever exists must present a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate on arrival, or face vaccination at a cost. Please make sure that you have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever and that you travel with all your documentation. Please contact your GP or nearest Travel Clinic for more information on this and any other inoculations they might recommend.

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