Zimbabwe & Botswana
October 12 to 21, 2019
Experience the roar of Victoria Falls at the start of this incredible adventure through Zimbabwe and Botswana. From verdant national parks and remote highland villages, to savannas stretching towards the horizon and roaming herds of elephants, Africa never fails to delight, inspire and move. Come face-to-face with wild animals, explore landscapes rich in natural beauty and meet some of the friendliest people you’ve ever come across on this memorable journey across Africa’s eastern plains. Home to large populations of wildlife, rugged national parks, wetlands alive with birds and one of the world’s largest deltas, Botswana’s bounty of natural treasures is remarkable. With winter sunshine, a temperate climate and golden sunsets, it’s no wonder most locals have beaming smiles - they’re surrounded by some of Mother Nature’s greatest triumphs. Blessed with abundant sunshine, striking scenery and one of the most stunning waterfalls on earth, Zimbabwe's natural beauty is world-famous. Home to determined locals full of creativity, enthusiasm and hope, expect a warm welcome and generous hospitality. Overlook Zimbabwe and you'll miss an important piece of Africa's ancient heart.
Speaker: Marjorie Geisz-Everson, CRNA, and Chuck Everson, M.D.
Tour cost per person in double occupancy (Land only): $7,995.00
For group size Min 6 and Max 12
Single Supplement: $695.00
CRNA registration fees: $300.00 for alumni of STS and $500.00 for a new participant
Topic: Current Issues in CRNA Practice
This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists approved for 20 CE credits
Code Number 1036611
Expiration Date 10/25/2019
Meals as mentioned in itinerary: 9 Breakfasts, 8 lunches & 8 dinners
Tour Leader and Local Guides.
All entrance fees to scheduled activities and events and national parks.
Airport transfers in A/C van.
Accommodations as specified in hotels, lodges and camps.
Internal flights From Kasane to Moremi
4x4 open safari vehicles and safari boats.
Tour Does Not Include:
International airfare from USA to Vic Falls (approx.. $1400-$1700).
Additional Travel Insurance (recommended)
Tips for your drivers, guide and home hosts
Alcoholic Beverages and additional Bottled water
Meals not included in the itinerary
Drinks with included lunches and dinners
Supplement if the group is less than 6 people.
Items of a personal nature (camera fees at sites, laundry, phone calls, emails, excess luggage, etc.)
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Saturday, Oct 12
USA - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Leave the US to Victoria Falls and arrive the next day.
Sunday, Oct 13
Arrival Victoria Falls
On Arrival at Victoria Falls you are met by your local representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.
Monday, Oct 14
Victoria Falls - Hwange
This morning Visit the magnificent Victoria Falls. This thundering curtain of water is about a mile wide, falling 108 meters into a narrow gorge below. In the wet season, the spray created can rise up an incredible 400 meters and the falls become an impressive raging torrent. In the dry season, the view of the falls is unobstructed by spray and you can see little islets in the river below. Afterward check out and a Ivory Lodge representative will collect you from your hotel and transfer you through to Hwange National park. The transfer time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. On arrival enjoy a light lunch before heading on an afternoon game drive. (B,L,D)
Tuesday, Oct 15
Hwange National Park (formerly Wankie Game Reserve) is the largest natural reserve in Zimbabwe. It was founded in 1928. The Park hosts over 100 mammal and 400 bird species, including 19 large herbivores and eight large carnivores. Today is at leisure to enjoy the game activities on offer at the lodge. Including 4x4 Open Game Drive offered Morning & Afternoon, Also Guided Game Walks. (B,L,D)
Wednesday, Oct 16
Hwange – Chobe (Botswana)
Today Ivory Lodge representative will transfer you through to Victoria Falls Boarder, where you will meet your local guided and transferred to Chobe Safari Lodge. The estimate travelling time is 3 hours. Enjoy lunch before departing on a late afternoon 4x4 game drive. Chobe National Park is Botswana's first national park, and also the most biologically diverse. Located in the north of the country, it is Botswana's third largest park, after Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Gemsbok National Park, and has one of the greatest concentrations of game in all of Africa. The park is widely known for its spectacular elephant population: It contains an estimated 50,000 elephants, perhaps the highest elephant concentration of Africa, and part of the largest continuous surviving elephant population. (B,L,D)
Thursday, Oct 17
This morning we wake early and take a early morning game drive in Chobe National Park, where you may see elephants drinking at the waters' edge, large herds of cape buffaloes and many impala within the park. In the afternoon you’ll take a breathtaking cruise on the Chobe River, ideal for spotting bird life such as saddle-billed storks, malachite kingfishers, fish eagles and beautiful bee-eaters as well as hippos, crocodiles and large families of elephants. The boat trip will be a shared activity with other travellers. There will be an opportunity to have a sundowner drink and watch the sunset over the river. (B,L,D)
Friday, Oct 18
Chobe – Okavango Delta
Today your local guide will transfer you to Kasane Airport for your light aircraft shuttle to your Delta Lodge. Depart on your shared Air Shuttle from Kasane to Moremi Crossing – Babbage limit of 20Kg per person. On arrival at camp, enjoy lunch before heading out on an afternoon Motor-Sunset Cruise. (B,L,D)
Saturday, Oct 19
Have the day at leisure to enjoy the included safari activities offered at the lodge. Including Mokoro Excursions (A mokoro is a type of canoe commonly used in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. It is propelled through the shallow waters of the delta by standing in the stern and pushing with a pole, in the same manner as punting.), Bush Walks, & Motor-Boat Sunset Cruises. The Okavango Delta in Botswana is a very large, swampy inland delta formed where the Okavango River reaches a tectonic trough in the central part of the endorheic basin of the Kalahari. All the water reaching the delta is ultimately evaporated and transpired, and does not flow into any sea or ocean. Each year, about 2.6 cu mi of water spread over the 2,300–5,800 sq. mi area. The majority of the estimated 200,000 large mammals in and around the delta are not year-round residents. They leave with the summer rains to find renewed fields of grass to graze and trees to browse then make their way back as winter approaches. Large herds of buffalo and elephant total about 30,000 beasts. (B,L,D)
Sunday, Oct 20
Have the day at leisure to enjoy the included safari activities offered at the lodge. Mokoro Excursions, Bush Walks, & Motor-Boat Sunset Cruises. The Okavango Delta is home to 71 fish species, including tigerfish, tilapia, and various species of catfish. Fish sizes range from 4.6 ft. African sharptooth catfish to 1.3 in sickle barb. The same species are found in the Zambezi River, indicating a historic link between the two river systems. (B,L,D)
Monday, Oct 21
Okavango Delta - Maun - USA
Depart on your shared Air Shuttle from Moremi Crossing to Maun Airport to connect to your flight back to the US. (B)
“We (STS) reserve the right to change hotels, restaurants or the order of activities if/as needed.”