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Posted 10 October 2014 - 09:52 AM

Any updates to this topic? Are we seeing any offers fall into this category?


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 07:47 AM

Last minute Safari getaway on your mind?

 

“let us tempt you”…

 

ZAMBEZI SANDS, ZIMBABWE

 

Celebrate the opening of the stunning new lodge ‘Zambezi Sands River Camp’ … with huge discounts!

 

Normally $532.00

 

SPECIAL OFFER $230.00

per person sharing per night

 

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Zambezi Sands is a 45 minute road transfer from the vibrant town of Victoria Falls, with its variety of shopping and activity options. At camp, the habitat provides a wealth of opportunities for drives and walks with our experienced guides, while the Zambezi River itself invites exploration by inflatable canoe or motorised launch.

 

Zambezi Sands quick facts;

 

- 45 minute road transfer (forest route) or 1.5 hour road transfer (river route) from  Victoria Falls town

- 60 minute river transfer by boat from Victoria Falls town

- Situated inside the Zambezi National Park

- The main lodge and rooms are built on raised platforms with river views

- Accommodation: 8 Bedouin style luxury tents are well spaced out along the banks of the river

- Rooms have twin double beds, a lounge area, mini-bar, ensuite bathroom, outdoor shower,  private - splash pool and electricity by diesel/solar generator

- In-house activities include game drives, game walks, fishing, canoeing and island picnics. In town, a smorgasbord of options include a guided tour of the Falls, river cruises, white water rafting, bungee jumping – or maybe just some relaxed souvenir shopping.

 

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Price Includes:

Accommodation at Zambezi Sands River Camp in a luxury suite

All meals

Soft drinks, limited beers, wines and local spirits

Camp pick up & drop off from Zambezi Sands Hub

2 x activities per paying night- choose from game walks, game drives, outdoor dining & a village visit

Service of a licensed guide on safari

 

Price Excludes:

Zambezi National Park entry fees per day

Pickups and drop offs from Victoria Falls town or Victoria Falls Airport

Water based activities (canoeing/ fishing/ cruises) - these can be arranged at an additional cost

Shuttle into Victoria Falls town & guided tour of the Falls

Gratuities

 

Terms & conditions apply:

Minimum 2 night stay. For this flash sale the stay 3, pay 2 special that is currently running does not apply. Subject to availability

Singles $299.00 per night (normal selling price $692.00). Children 12 & under pay $115 per child per night

 

Terms & conditions apply.

Book and travel between 1st October and 20th December 2014.

 

For more information on any safari idea you may have, whether photographic or conservation based, or to make a booking speak to our team today, we’d love to hear from you…

 

Drew, Caroline & Paul

 

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‘Conservation Awareness through the Lens’

 

...Coming soon... Professional led Exclusive Photographic Safari 'Great Migration, Maasai Mara, Kenya 2015'

 

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ENJOY AFRICA

 

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 11:34 AM

Governor's recently announced a stay for three/pay for 2 offer which would bring the average nightly cost at their main camp within this range.

 

http://www.governors...ed-rates-offers


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 01:10 PM

Governors are always great. We'll be there for a photo-safari next year... after the offer unfortunately :(


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 12:45 PM

Captured In Africa together with our friends at Great Plains Conservation..

 

"SPECIAL BOTSWANA OFFER" for SADC residents.... actually it's an AMAZING offer!! ... actually it gets better, because Ebola is no threat to safari destinations, so sit back and relax at these prices :)

 

 

 

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The Camps...

 

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ZARAFA CAMP AND DHOW SUITES

Zarafa Camp and its private villa, Dhow Suites, located in the 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve are synonymous with exclusivity and perfection. The spirit behind Zarafa Camp originates with Dereck and Beverly Joubert, who together designed Zarafa to incorporate all the components of what they envisioned as the ‘perfect’ safari camp.  In 2014, its complementary villa, the Dhow Suites will open. Positioned in the extreme eastern side of the Reserve, both are located in prime wildlife territory. Each of the camp’s four immense tented suites and the private Dhow Suites are raised up on wooden decking and shaded by a canopy of African ebony and Red ivory trees, each with uninterrupted views.

 

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SELINDA CAMP

Selinda Camp rests on the banks of the eastern Selinda Spillway in the 320,00-acre Selinda Reserve of northern Botswana. This prime location is deep within rich wildlife territory. Completely rebuilt in 2007, Selinda Camp is a relaxed, yet luxurious tented safari camp and has established itself as one of the gems in the region with a harmonious blend of a classic tented bush camp interwoven with contemporary amenities.

 

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DUBA PLAINS CAMP

 

Duba Plains Camp, located in the northern reaches of Botswana's famed Okavango Delta and just north of the Moremi Game Reserve, is a private 77,000-acre reserve. Inaccessible for most of the year by any means other than aircraft, it is this remoteness that solidifies Duba Plains as the soul of ‘wild Africa’.  Duba offers just 12 guests an idyllic all-round Okavango experience throughout the year, with vast, seasonally inundated floodplains, which are home to huge herds of buffalo being a highlight.

 

 

 

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SELINDA EXPLORERS CAMP

Just one and a half hours west of Selinda main camp, Selinda Explorers Camp is poised in a remote, treasured location on the famous Selinda Spillway. As the lifeline of the Selinda Reserve, the Selinda Spillway is a crucial gathering point for the wildlife of this pristine 320,000-acre Reserve.  The intention of Selinda Explorers Camp is to offer the same quality of wildlife experience, while allowing guests to explore outside of the vehicle, by foot and canoe. This classic camp, consisting of four custom-designed tents, transports us back to authentic safaris, but with a modern twist and hospitality.

 

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SELINDA CANOE TRAIL

The Selinda Canoe Trail is a 5-day and 4-night adventure along the Selinda Spillway - the waterway linking Botswana's Okavango Delta and Linyanti and Kwando water systems.  This is the ideal setting for Botswana's leading canoeing and walking safari, hosting a mere eight guests on each departure. The Trail hearkens back to the spirit of safaris of old, when days were spent on impromptu exploration and each night was spent camping along the banks of a river. Today, this experience can be enjoyed on the Selinda Canoe Trail.

 

Booking Conditions;

 

• These rates are valid for all new reservations 4 months prior to arrival
• These Rack rates are in SA Rand
• These rates are not available for any stay from 20th of December 2014 to the 10th of Januay 2015
• A nominal amount of R 120 per person per night Rhinos Without Borders contribution will be added to every reservation. Please advise if you would rather have us remove
this from your reservations
• The rates contained herewith are valid for those residents of the following countries:-
• Angola
• Botswana
• Lesotho
• Malawi
• Mauritius
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• South Africa
• Swaziland
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe

 

• Standard Terms and Conditions apply - a copy of which is available on request.
• Rates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as, but not limited to currency fluctuations, fuel levies, surcharges, government decree,
or items of this nature.
• Comprehensive medical and travel insurance is required for all guests travelling to the properties and is a condition of travel and stay.

 

 

Contact - paul@capturedinafrica.co.za

Website - www.capturedinafrica.com

 

 

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 08:25 PM

Hi

 

What would the rates be for non SADC residents at the same time.

 

Thanks


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Posted 25 October 2014 - 01:25 PM

Hey Johnmac, will pop the usual rates on here just now for you :)

 

any questions etc, feel free in dropping me an email - paul@capturedinafrica.co.za


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Posted 25 October 2014 - 02:03 PM

Hi guys,

 

Here are the usual prices for the Great Plains Conservation camps in Botswana. Feel free in asking any questions.

Prices are for the Green Season for non-SADC residents, if you're an SADC resident - please see the ad image in the post above for our current unbelievable special offer.

 

Prices are based in US Dollars and are per person per night.

 

                                                     Duba Plains     Selinda Camp   Zarafa Camp

1st November - 19th December    $1210.00          $915.00              $1675.00

10th January - 31st March            $925.00            $800.00              $1325.00

 

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 09:38 PM

 

 

Hi guys,

 

Here are the usual prices for the Great Plains Conservation camps in Botswana. Feel free in asking any questions.

Prices are for the Green Season for non-SADC residents, if you're an SADC resident - please see the ad image in the post above for our current unbelievable special offer.

 

Prices are based in US Dollars and are per person per night.

 

                                                     Duba Plains     Selinda Camp   Zarafa Camp

1st November - 19th December    $1210.00          $915.00              $1675.00

10th January - 31st March            $925.00            $800.00              $1325.00

 

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Safari options between $200 and $400 USD pppn ??. 



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 05:19 AM

Hi guys,
 
Here are the usual prices for the Great Plains Conservation camps in Botswana. Feel free in asking any questions.
Prices are for the Green Season for non-SADC residents, if you're an SADC resident - please see the ad image in the post above for our current unbelievable special offer.
 
Prices are based in US Dollars and are per person per night.
 
                                                     Duba Plains     Selinda Camp   Zarafa Camp
1st November - 19th December    $1210.00          $915.00              $1675.00
10th January - 31st March            $925.00            $800.00              $1325.00
 
Contact - paul@capturedinafrica.co.za  /  www.capturedinafrica.com/contact.html

Umm... Which part of this fits within the idea of "safaris between $200 - $400 per night"??

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 07:15 AM

 

Hi guys,
 
Here are the usual prices for the Great Plains Conservation camps in Botswana. Feel free in asking any questions.
Prices are for the Green Season for non-SADC residents, if you're an SADC resident - please see the ad image in the post above for our current unbelievable special offer.
 
Prices are based in US Dollars and are per person per night.
 
                                                     Duba Plains     Selinda Camp   Zarafa Camp
1st November - 19th December    $1210.00          $915.00              $1675.00
10th January - 31st March            $925.00            $800.00              $1325.00
 
Contact - paul@capturedinafrica.co.za  /  www.capturedinafrica.com/contact.html

Umm... Which part of this fits within the idea of "safaris between $200 - $400 per night"??

 

 

 

guys ... if you read the thread above, the question was asked what the usual rates were ... above that is the special offer which is included in the price range of 200-400.

 

It also shows just how spectacular the offer prices are for SADC residents.

 

Hope that helps :)


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Posted 26 October 2014 - 09:12 AM

Forgive me Paul and I really dont wish to sound rude but the prices quoted above for non South Africans are quite frankly ridiculous....Can I ask why it is so much cheaper for SA residents than everyone else..outside of SA?

Thank you


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Posted 26 October 2014 - 09:41 AM

@RichB, hopefully those prices are special offers for the green season ;-) 

 

Duba converted in USD: USD320 for SADC residents, USD1210 for non SADC resident...no comments 


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Posted 26 October 2014 - 10:05 AM

My understanding is the SADC applies to several countries in Southern Africa not only South Africa, so these cheaper rates apply to several member countries.  http://www.sadc.int/about-sadc

 

 

and that many camps (all?) have this two tier rate for SADC visitors and non SADC visitors.


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Posted 26 October 2014 - 10:39 AM

@wilddog, sure many camps have special rates for SADC residents. At WS, the ratio between the SADC rates and the non SADC residents is around 1.5 during the green season, @GPC the ratio is almost 4...


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Posted 26 October 2014 - 11:09 AM

There's been much talk recently about neighbouring countries helping each other through the tougher times experienced atm, so this is a fantastic opportunity for fellow Africans to experience such a fantastic destination.

 

SADC was set up with the purpose of promoting and increasing trade and business between the countries included in the membership. It's exactly the same with many other countries in the world, where neighbouring states realise that they can have a positive effect on each others trade by working together. So you'll find taxes may be lower, shipping goods and supplying their services can also be significantly decreased, offering members the benefits to hopefully a brighter future ... by working together.

 

RichB - They're some of the most amazing camps in some of the very best areas. It would be the same if one were staying at many other lodges and camps, like Cottars Camp in Kenya for example or Ulusaba, they ARE the higher end of the market - but that's the market and we must respect each end of the market and peoples particular tastes. It's the same for all products, sometimes the greatest quality comes at a higher price point, for other travellers, they feel they can get what they need or want at a lower price ... it's all down to what each traveller wishes to pay or experience and are happy with.

 

For now, let's all respect SADC residents and the help they can give one another through these tougher times of loss of revenue etc etc.

All we can do as operators is to push Africa as a destination and accurately educate safari goers.

 

SADC member countries are included in the original post above. If you ARE an SADC resident, then this is the chance of a lifetime to stay at these camps.


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Posted 07 December 2014 - 01:13 PM

Asilia properties has stay 3 pay for 2 as well to coincide with their 10th Anniversary.  By staying during the green season I am paying around $280 per night including internal flights down.  It has helped that we are a group of 3 so the airlines have been happy to provide a service during the low season.  Staying 6 nights at three of the camps has also helped.



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Posted 07 December 2014 - 09:19 PM

I would be interested to read your report on Asilia Sam..



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Posted 11 May 2015 - 10:19 PM

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~ @PaulTully:

 

That's a peaceful scene.

 

It's beyond my limited experience that such places exist.

 

I love the open-fronted view of the water.

 

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 03:58 PM

Jambo to all SafariTalk members. I am quite new here so I have been trying to familiarise myself with the site for a while now. This is a thread that I can contribute to since I am running safaris all over Kenya.

 

I have offers running for the Great Wildebeest Migration 2015 matching the price bracket above. The price per person per day will be $365. The safari runs over 9 days so adding up to $3,285. The itinerary is briefly as follows:

 

Day 1 - Day 2: Road transfer to Samburu and 2nights in Samburu game reserve, with accommodation in Ashnil Samburu Camp.

 

Day 3 - Day 4:  Road transfer to Nanyuki and 2nights in Ol Pejeta conservancy, with accommodation at Sweet Waters Serena Camp.

 

Day 5: Road transfer to Nakuru and 1 night in Lake Nakuru national park, with accommodation in Sarova Lions Hill Game Lodge.

 

Day 6 - Day 8: Road transfer to Narok and 3 nights in Maasai Mara game reserve, with accommodation in Mara Serena Safari Lodge in the Mara Traingle, so less vehicles and crowds.

 

Day 9: Road transfer back to Nairobi after morning game drive and breakfast.

 

The price is for group travel for 6 people in a safari style Land Cruiser 4x4 vehicle with a pop out roof. Price will change depending on number of guests and whether there will be any requirements for a single room whereby single room supplements will apply for $671 for the whole safari. Also included is all park and conservation fees for all the parks visited in this itinerary.

 

The accommodation as above will be mixed, camps and lodges and all meals are included on full board basis. Water is the car is provided as well as. The game drives we provide are with no limited mileage so we try and show you as much as we can as long as you have the energy. The safari is overland and not by air when changing parks.

 

For more information and more options you can visit my website http://www.costotours.com/safaris and my company goes by the same name, Costo Tours & Adventure Activities.

 

Thank you.

 

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