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  1. Here are some fantastic special offers for late 2017 & 2018 Botswana and Zimbabwe Special Get 11 nights in Africa including 2 nights in Victoria Falls for the incredible price of US$4,375 per person sharing. Includes 3 nights at the newly refurbished Khwai Tented Camp, 3 nights at Linyanti Ebony Camp, 2 nights at Ilala Lodge and 3 nights at Somalisa Camp in Hwange National Park. This special applies from 1st January 2018 to 31st March 2018 and can start in Botswana or Zimbabwe. Click through to our website for photos and more information. Pure South Luangwa - Zambia Spend 8 nights in South Luangwa National Park with Sanctuary Retreats and get an incredible 40% discount on their standard rates. Staying at Chichele Presidential Lodge and Puku Ridge for 4 nights each these two camps are very close together but the sheer size of South Luangwa means you will still not see the same areas twice. 2017 - 6th January to 14th June & 1st November to 20th December - US$2,750 per person sharing 2017 - 15th June to 31st October & 21st December 6th January - US$4,005 per person sharing 2018 - 6th January to 14th June & 1st November to 20th December - US$2,925 per person sharing 2018 - 15th June to 31st October & 21st December 6th January - US$4,475 per person sharing This includes return flights from Lusaka but please note the flight prices are subject to change. Sabi Sands Chitwa Chitwa Special South Africa - 3 nights at Chitwa Chitwa including 3 nights in Cape Town Free of Charge. This luxury getaway includes three nights in a luxury suite at chitwa Chitwa Lodge and you get three nights free at a luxury apartment in Cape Town. only return flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit are included, not the flights to Cape Town. At the current exchange rate the price is US$3,050 per person sharing and is subject to accommodation availability and if you have ever visited Cape town you will know to book early!! Kwando Botswana 5 Rivers Special As always the fantastic Kwando Special is still available and waiting for you. Please click here to see the special There are also many other specials across Africa from 3 nights for the price of 2, 4 for 3 and 6 for 4. If you're looking for a special and your intended destination is not here then please get in touch and i'll see what is available. martin@kingfishersafaris.co.uk The new Khwai tented Camp
  2. Looking for a last minute safari in Botswana? Join us on a mobile tented safari with one of our 2 rigs with either Pilot or Tumelo and have a fantastic trip in a year that is looking spectacular for game. We have access to many different campsites all are private and in superb areas including the Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park (in Savute and Chobe River), Nxai Pan National Park, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Our itineraries are: Okavango Expedition - 6 nights in the heart of the Okavango - US$2,100 per person for 2 to 6 travelling Moremi Expedition - 6 nights in the Moremi Game Reserve - US$2,100 per person for 2 to 6 travelling Desert & Delta Expedition - 6 nights in Nxai Pan and the Moremi - US$2,100 per person for 2 to 6 travelling Moremi & Chobe Expedition - 9 nights in the Moremi, Okavango & Savuti - US$3,150 per person for 2 to 6 travelling Okavango Elephant Expedition - 12 nights in the Moremi, Okavango, Savuti & Linyanti - US$3,900 per person for 2 to 6 travelling Plus we have the Desert Safari Expedition which is best enjoyed in the rainy season. If you want your own bespoke routing, anything is possible just get in touch: martin@kingfishersafaris.co.uk
  3. In most safari lodges Travel Insurance is a requirement of travel and even the AMREF insurance will claim their costs back from your travel insurance company should you need to use it. Unfortunately travel insurance for US citizens and residents is a lot more expensive than from many other countries. You should absolutely buy insurance and should never travel without it as you never know what might happen at home or in country from lost baggage to cancelled flights and curtailment for many other reasons including illness and hospitalisation. Make sure you have repatriation included and a good level of medical coverage as hospitals are very, very expensive and travelling in remote areas, medical evacuations can be very costly, you would definitely not want this hanging over you should one of you become ill.
  4. @@madaboutcheetah Actually it's a little bit of both as one of them doesn't like the small aircraft so Pilot, our guide, is taking them overland and they are using him as a private guide in several Lodges. I'll explore your second option as i have worked with the BTO before but only in Maun. I will keep you posted.
  5. @@madaboutcheetah Thanks a lot, really appreciate the help!!
  6. @@madaboutcheetah Thank you very much indeed, do you have a link for their website so i can get the right one, there seem to be quite a few when i Google it? Is it VFS Global? (http://www.vfsglobal.com)
  7. I was hoping someone here may be able to help a client of mine in India. She is looking at applying for a visa to Botswana and wanted to know if there was a service to help her get a visa as she has heard some are rejected. Does anybody know if this is possible or needed?
  8. Visit Botswana and Kwando Safaris in October and pay only the mid-season rates. Instead of paying US$9,050pp for our Please click here to see the itinerary on our website Other camps included are Tau Pan, Little Kwara and Lebala. Get in touch for your own bespoke itinerary: martin@kingfishersafaris.co.uk +44 (0) 1745 817400
  9. With the rainy season still in full swing in Botswana, have you thought of visiting the stunning deserts as they bloom? WE HAVE REDUCED OUR RATES FOR 2017 Once again I would like to introduce you to our Desert Safari Expedition where we take you into the heart of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the borders of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and the incredible Nxai Pan National Park. This itinerary is an example and you can customise it to your needs and shorten or extend it. You may also want to consider combining this with an Okavango Expedition or Luxury adventure. 4 x nights Central Kalahari Game Reserve 2 x nights Makgadikgadi Pans National Park (Khumaga) 3 x nights Nxai Pan National Park US$3,150 per person for 2 to 6 travelling You may also want to consider our Desert & Delta Expedition. 3 x nights Nxai Pan National Park 3 x nights Moremi Game Reserve - Black Pools The price is US$2,100 per person for 2 to 6 people travelling. This itinerary will take you into the heart of the Zebra migration in Nxai and the new addition to the Moremi of the Black Pools area that is excellent all year round. Our other itineraries are: Okavango Expedition - 6 nights in the heart of the Okavango - US$2,100 per person for 2 to 6 travelling Moremi Expedition - 6 nights in the Moremi Game Reserve - US$2,100 per person for 2 to 6 travelling Desert & Delta Expedition - 6 nights in Nxai Pan and the Moremi - US$2,100 per person for 2 to 6 travelling Moremi & Chobe Expedition - 9 nights in the Moremi, Okavango & Savuti - US$3,150 per person for 2 to 6 travelling Okavango Elephant Expedition - 12 nights in the Moremi, Okavango, Savuti & Linyanti - US$3,900 per person for 2 to 6 travelling Get in touch to book your own expedition and if you want to combine with a Lodge based safari we can also accommodate you. We also offer overland accommodated safaris with our expert, local Guide, Pilot Manga. email: martin@kingfishersafaris.co.uk website: www.kingfishersafaris.co.uk/contact
  10. 4 - South Africa Pafuri Walking Trail A Trails Exploration – 3 nights / 4 days Take a walk in the private Makuleke Concession in northern Kruger Park, a magical place blessed with exceptional biodiversity, spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. This three-night, four-day trail takes place in Kruger’s remote north along paths made over aeons by its animal inhabitants. With one campsite as a base, each day is spent in different parts of the 24 000-hectare Concession, exploring its wealth of habitats, from rivers, floodplains and seasonal pans, to baobab-dotted kopjes, woodland and ethereal riverine forest.
  11. 3 - Namibia Namibia Premier Safari This stunning trip visits the newest Wilderness Camp of Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, a truly spectacular destination.This also includes one of the most remote camps in the far north of the country on the Kunene River, Serra Cafema. If you've not been to Namibia then this is a must-see destination as it really is unique. From US$10,050 per person sharing Please click here to see this itinerary on our website Diverse Namibia Mobile Safari This is a great way to see Namibia at a much more affordable price. Obviously that comes with less luxurious accommodation but it is no less comfortable. Taking you from the Capital, Windhoek to the Red Dunes of Sossussvlei, the Atlantic coastal town of Swakopmund, into Desert Elephant territory in Damaraland and onto the incredible Etosha National Park you won't be disappointed. From US$2,875 per person sharing. Please click here to this on our website
  12. 1 - Zimbabwe Visit Zimbabwe in 2017 on an 8 night trip to Mana Pools and Hwange National Park from April to June and get a fantastic special with free flights in and out of Mana Pools. 3 x nights Somalisa (Hwange), 3 nights Zambezi Expeditions (Mana) & 2 nights Kanga Camp (Mana) The price for this from 1st April to 30th June is US$4,000 per person sharing. You can now add Bumi Hills in Matusadona into this itinerary. Click here to see this on our website Botswana/Zimbabwe Green season Special Offer Safari Visit three Lodges in Botswana's Linyanti, Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls and Hwange National with a total of 8 nights 3 x nights Linyanti Ebony Camp 2 x nights Ilala Lodge Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 3 x nights Somalisa Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe The price of US$3,250 per person is valid until the end of March 2017 Click here to see this on our website Zimbabwe Canoe Safaris From a little as US$825 per person for a 3 day canoe safari this is one of the most cost effective ways to see Africa Please click here to see all our Zimbabwe Canoe Safaris 2 - Botswana Botswana has so many camps to offer but here is a great value Lodge Safari: Botswana Rustic Safari Featuring three rustic Camps in the Okavango Delta and Chobe areas. Great accommodation and fantastic wildlife on a 9 night safari at a fantastic price. From US$4,000.00 per person sharing.​ Please click here to this on our website Selinda Adventure Trail - 4 nights of canoeing or walking in the Selinda Reserve This trip is governed by the availability of sufficient water in the Selinda Spillway, we offer two distinct adventures here for you to enjoy. Depending on water levels at the time of a your arrival, we will offer either a canoeing and walking experience, or a purely guided walking experience. All four nights are spent in fly camps along the Selinda Spillway at pre-arranged sites. The days are spent paddling or walking along the Spillway and into the woodlands of the reserve, depending on which option is available at that time, with regular stops whenever there is something of interest to be seen along the way. The price is US$3,052 per person sharing Please click here to see this on our website Meerkat Mania Quad Bike the Salt Pans of the Makgadikgadi, get up close to the Meerkats of the Kalahari and the world-famous Okavango Delta. This exciting trip is a short experience of what Botswana has to offer and is something a little different that will be a lifetime memory.​ The price is from US$2,400 per person sharing for a 4 night safari. Please click here to see this on our website Botswana Premier Safari The most opulent Camps in the Makgadikgadi Pans, the Okavango and Linyanti areas with astonishing accommodation and superb wildlife on a nine night safari. From US$12,700.00 per person sharing.​ Please click here to see this on our website More ideas and more countries to come.......
  13. With the rainy season now in full swing in Botswana, have you thought of visiting the stunning deserts as they bloom? Once again I would like to introduce you to our Desert Safari Expedition where we take you into the heart of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the borders of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and the incredible Nxai Pan National Park. This itinerary is an example and you can customise it to your needs and shorten or extend it. You may also want to consider combining this with an Okavango Expedition or Luxury adventure. 4 x nights Central Kalahari Game Reserve 2 x nights Makgadikgadi Pans National Park (Khumaga) 3 x nights Nxai Pan National Park US$3,600 per person for 2 travelling US$3,375 per person for 4 to 6 travelling You may also want to consider our Desert & Delta Expedition. 3 x nights Nxai Pan National Park 3 x nights Moremi Game Reserve - Black Pools The price is US$2,550 per person for 2 people travelling or US$2,400 per person for 4 to 6 people travelling. This itinerary will take you into the heart of the Zebra migration in Nxai and the new addition to the Moremi of the Black Pools area that is excellent all year round. Our other itineraries are: Okavango Expedition - 6 nights in the heart of the Okavango. Moremi Expedition - 6 nights in the Moremi Game Reserve. Desert & Delta Expedition - 6 nights in Nxai Pan and the Moremi. Moremi & Chobe Expedition - 9 nights in the Moremi, Okavango & Savuti. Okavango Elephant Expedition - 12 nights in the Moremi, Okavango, Savuti & Linyanti. Get in touch to book your own expedition and if you want to combine with a Lodge based safari we can also accommodate you. We also offer overland accommodated safaris with our expert, local Guide, Pilot Manga. email: martin@kingfishersafaris.co.uk website: www.kingfishersafaris.co.uk/contact
  14. Another great safari opportunity is our Desert & Delta Safari with the company of the same name in Botswana. This 9 night itinerary takes you to some of the most remote places in Botswana and is as follows: 3 x nights Leroo La Tau ​Makgadikgadi Pans National Park On the banks of the Boteti River, this desert lodge will show you how the wildlife survives in extreme environments. Game drives, walks and seasonal motorboats. 3 x nights Savute Safari Lodge ​Chobe National Park In the heart of Chobe National Park where the Savute marsh stretches out into a vast grassland ecosystem. Game Drives, Mokoro & Motorboats. 3 x nights Camp Okavango ​Moremi Game Reserve In the permanent waters of the Okavango Delta, a real wetland wonderland. Mokoro, Motorboat cruises & Island walking. Prices: Green Season - 1st January to 31st March & December 2017 US$4,850 per person sharing including all internal flights, meals, drinks, Laundry and and National Park fees Shoulder Season - 1st April to 30th June & 1st November 2017 US$5,875 per person sharing including all internal flights, meals, drinks, Laundry and and National Park fees Dry Season - 1st July to 31st October 2017 US$7,875 per person sharing including all internal flights, meals, drinks, Laundry and and National Park fees These rates are a special rate and the Lodges must be booked on a consecutive basis but the order can change for no extra cost. Chobe Game Lodge can also be included but depending on routing, rates may change. I personally think these are great rates with the shoulder season rates being only US$425 more expensive than the current Kwando 5 rivers green season special and there is some fabulous wildlife to be seen. Click here to see this itinerary on our website including 360 degree accommodation tours. Leroo La Tau Savute Safari Lodge Camp Okavango
  15. Why not check out our Botswana Rustic Safari for 2017 featuring the Okavango Delta, Khwai Community concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve and and the Chobe Forest Reserve bordering the National Park in the far north on the Namibian border overlooking the Chobe River. 3 x nights Moremi Crossing 3 x nights Sango Safari Lodge 3 x nights Chobe Elephant Camp From US$4,000 per person sharing Another great adventure is our Namibia Self Drive Safari. Starting in Windhoek and visiting Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland & Etosha National Park with an SUV vehicle (not 4x4, which is not needed) for 14 nights. 1 x night Olive Grove Guesthouse 2 x nights Kulala Desert Lodge, Sossussvlei 2 x night Cornerstone Guesthouse, Swakopmund 3 x nights Doro Nawas Camp, Damaraland 4 x nights Andersson’s Camp, Etosha National Park 1 x night Olive Grove Guesthouse 14 x nights vehicle hire, Suzuki Vitara From US$2,225 per person sharing. This itinerary is one of many that can be designed to fit in with your budget from basic camping to luxury lodges. Kenya Sky Safari - a bespoke blend of incomparable game viewing opportunities, luxuriant accommodations, and tailor-made experiences, all combining to create a series of unsurpassed and lifelong memories. The SkySafari route visits the three of the best wildlife areas in Africa: Amboseli National Park, Meru National Park and finally the world famous Masai Mara. In the company of experienced professional guides and travelling in top class and highly equipped safari vehicles, the game viewing options which are available to our Skysafari guests are some of the very best that Africa has to offer. From US$5,950.00 per person sharing.​

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