9 Day Southern Africa
Safari Under Canvas

9 Day Southern Africa
Safari Under Canvas

9 Day Southern Africa
Safari Under Canvas

About This Holiday

The concept is all about getting closer to the wild, off the beaten track and right into some of the most pristine environments in Africa. Have all the fun and adventure of fly-camping, without the work. Sleep in luxury mobile safari tents with proper flush toilets and a hot bucket-shower, an excellent camp cook and butler. Your spectacular starlit nights will be filled with the quiet sounds of the bush all around.

Guests start off in a very civilised 5-star hotel in order to acclimatise and take in the must-see Victoria Falls, one of the 7 wonders of the natural world. Then it’s goodbye to human settlements hello to wildest Africa. You move from camp to camp and between ecosystems in a variety of National Parks in each of the countries on this itinerary.

A safari under canvas is carefully planned to offer holiday comfort combined with adventure, while guests have a unique, up-close opportunity to learn about nature and wildlife from highly experienced guides and rangers.

The classic mobile tented safari will consist of a safari crew in number of 3-4 staff (depending clients group and of course the operating area). This amazing safari crew operates like clockwork to ensure that all camps are ready ahead of guests arrival, and will dismantle and clean up the area afterwards, leaving nothing behind but footprints. Camps usually make use of solar lights or paraffin lanterns and there is always a recharge station for laptops and camera batteries.

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Visas

A visa is normally required to enter Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe and are obtainable upon arrival. The Zimbabwe single-entry Visa cost is currently US$55 per person for Europe, US and some other nationals – please check with the appropriate embassy before you travel. Visas are payable in cash and we recommend you bring exact denominations for the amount.

Passports must be valid for least 6 months after date of travel and have at least 3 blank (no endorsements) pages.

A new Uni-Visa for the KAZA (Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area) countries is available at US$50 – obtainable on arrival and currently covering Zambia, Zimbabwe and a day-only entry into Botswana. Angola and Namibia will soon be joining the experimental tourist UniVisa scheme.

Safari Activities

In national parks and wildlife reserves, two exciting game viewing activities are included per day, usually morning and evening. Full day activities will include a packed lunch. Game drives are in open Land Cruiser/Rovers with plenty of leg room and all safari activities are led by highly qualified, armed safari guides who share their wildlife knowledge and experience while on game drives, bush walks or canoeing trips.

Optional extras where available are at the client’s expense.

This itinerary can be designed to accommodate those clients not keen to travel in a group, who can request a private escort guide from Afrika Zambezi Safaris for the entire safari trip. In these cases, booking well in advance for the private use of a vehicle in camps is recommended.

What The Holiday Offers

Great Camps Of Southern Africa
Southern Africa Safari
Great Camps Of Southern Africa
Southern Africa Safari
Great Camps Of Southern Africa
Southern Africa Safari
Great Camps Of Southern Africa
Southern Africa Safari

Guest Accommodation

The accommodation style provided in wilderness camps are Meru or Bedouin style tents complete with en-suite facilities, mosquito proof netting, solar lighting, flush W.C.’s and bucket showers – except on arrival when accommodation will be in a luxury hotel as mentioned on the itinerary.

Individual tents are spacious and comfortable with proper beds and carpets. The gracious lounge and dining tent features comfortable furniture and a choice of board games and books for whiling away the hours in between game viewing.


Disclaimer

This itinerary depends on local environment and seasons and could be subject to change. Any unavoidable changes to accommodation or activities will be as close a match as possible to the original itinerary.

9 Day Southern Africa

Safari Undercanvas

Safari Activities

In national parks and wildlife reserves, two exciting game viewing activities are included per day, usually morning and evening. Full day activities will include a packed lunch. Game drives are in open Land Cruiser/Rovers with plenty of leg room and all safari activities are led by highly qualified, armed safari guides who share their wildlife knowledge and experience while on game drives, bush walks or canoeing trips.

Optional extras where available are at the client’s expense.

This itinerary can be designed to accommodate those clients not keen to travel in a group, who can request a private escort guide from Afrika Zambezi Safaris for the entire safari trip. In these cases, booking well in advance for the private use of a vehicle in camps is recommended.

Getting Around

The safari under canvas starts with a flight in to the closest international airport, e.g. Victoria Falls Zimbabwe, Kasane or Maun in Botswana, or by road transfer from Victoria Falls Airport.

Thereafter, access is via chartered light aircraft to the airstrip nearest to the mobile camp operator. Guests will be collected and transferred through each park to their designated camp.

All road transfers between regional airports, hotels and camps will be arranged. Extra time at the beginning and end of the itinerary allows for any incoming or outgoing flight delays that may occur.

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Important Notice

Health And Safety

  1. This itinerary travels to Camps/Lodges located in malaria tsetse fly areas.
  2. All clients are advised to visit their medical clinic or doctor to obtain prescribed anti-malaria prophylactic tablets.
  3. Please ensure that you consult your home physician at least 6 weeks prior to departure on safari to Africa.
  1. Southern Africa is an Ebola free Zone and clients can travel anywhere in the region without a worry
  2. Zambia is in a yellow fever zone. Vaccination not obligatory but recommended.

Travel Cost

$1 190.00
PPD(9 Days)

Excludes Agent's Commission.

Safari Cost
  1. Per person sharing basis. The total cost will vary depending on client choices and budget. AZS will provide costings on request.
  2. Based on a minimum of (4) guests travelling in a group.
Included in Pricing
  1. Safari Accommodation
  2. Accommodation references – BB=Bed & Breakfast, LDBB=Lunch, dinner, bed & breakfast, L=Lunch only.
  3. All meals and beverages – (except imported liqueurs, or premier brands).
  4. National Parks entry and camping fees,
  5. Bottled water, local wine, drinks, road transfers,
  6. All internal light aircraft transfer flights into camps or safari lodges.
  7. Safari activities such as – game drives, walking safaris, boat and canoe excursions in some Camps.
  8. Laundry
Excluded in Pricing
  1. International and regional airfares
  2. Airport departure tax, all items of personal nature and Travel insurance.
  3. Visas, staff, drivers and guides’ gratuities in camps & hotels.
  4. Private Vehicle in Camp if requesting a private guided safari
  5. Private Guide from Afrika Zambezi Safaris if requesting a private guided safari.
  6. Restaurant meals or any extras not mentioned in this itinerary.

The Southern Africa Safari under Canvas itinerary can be customised to visit Selous National Park, Kenya and spice island of Zanzibar extension on Client’s request.

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