Elephants in Botswana
Botswana
May 17 - 27, 2019
Amazing wildlife encounters and exquisite hospitality await you in the Okavango Delta.

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$7,995
land only, double occupancy
$2,995
single supplement

In enchanting Botswana, embark on safari with expert guides who will bring you face-to-face with Africa’s most famous wildlife. By jeep, boat, and on foot, you’ll discover elephants, lions, leopards, zebras, hippos, and hundreds of species of birds. As you traverse the Okavango Delta, each camp you visit offers beautiful accommodations and unparalleled service.

Hippos in Botswana

MAY 17: SAN DIEGO/EN ROUTE

Your journey begins as you board your overnight flight to Johannesburg, via Atlanta.

MAY 18: JOHANNESBURG

Upon arrival at the Johannesburg International Airport this afternoon, you will be met and escorted to your hotel.

MAY 19/20/21: MAUN/MAKGADIKGADI PANS & NXAI PAN NATIONAL PARKS/KHUMAGA VILLAGE

Fly to Maun, and then to Leroo La Tau, a stunning camp on the Boteti River at the edge of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. On safari, you’ll see elephants, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeest along with predators such as hyenas and lions. Visit the nearby Khumaga Village for an enlightening cultural experience.

MAY 22/23: OKAVANGO DELTA

Fly to the exceptional Camp Okavango. Activities here center around mokoro (dugout canoe) rides, boat excursions, and walking safaris. Birding is excellent, with more than 600 species within the delta-- Pel’s fishing owl and wattled crane are prized sightings. Spot elephants, red lechwes, zebras, wildebeest, giraffes, baboons, monkeys, warthogs, and buffalo, along with major predators such as lions, leopards, and hyenas.

MAY 24/25: OKAVANGO DELTA/MOREMI GAME RESERVE

Fly to Camp Moremi in the Xakanaxa region of the Moremi Game Reserve. Activities here include game drives by open land cruiser, as well as boating up channels and across lagoons, all while viewing the goings-on of the delta residents. Return to camp for lunch and do it again in the afternoon as the nocturnal civet, genet, serval, and aardwolf begin to wake up.

MAY 26: MAUN/JOHANNESBURG/EN ROUTE

Enjoy a last wildlife run this morning and a hearty breakfast before flying back to Johannesburg via Maun where you connect with your flight back home.

MAY 27: SAN DIEGO

Today you land back home, bringing with you the memories of all the wonderful sights of southern Africa.

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Extend Your Trip

TOUR ADD-ONS

 Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

May 13-18 – Pre-Tour Extension

Experience the vibrant culture of Cape Town and the beauty of the nearby wine country.

Victoria Falls

Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls

May 28-30 – Post-Tour Extension

Extend your safari in Chobe National Park and visit Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.

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Classic Escapes
at

1-800-627-1244

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Lacey Lee

MEET YOUR
SAN DIEGO ZOO ESCORT

Lacey Lee, Senior Individual and Planned Gifts Officer

Lacey Lee, Senior Individual and Planned Gifts Officer, began working at the San Diego Zoo in 2007, and feels fortunate to be part of such an amazing organization. She enjoys meeting and working with the Zoo’s generous supporters, and getting to know those who are passionate about wildlife and conservation.

Lacey has a great love of all wildlife, and some of her favorite memories include growing up in Oregon and Idaho, where there was never a lack of beautiful scenery to enjoy. Although she has called San Diego home since 1998, Lacey still enjoys visiting family in Idaho as often as she can.

Recent travels to China, Italy, Greece, and Turkey have given Lacey a deeper appreciation for other cultures and customs. Making new friends from all over the world and enjoying amazing cuisine are highlights from her time spent in these beautiful countries.

Lacey looks forward to traveling to Botswana and ensuring a wonderful adventure for all!

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