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Ecoventures - Africa 2018

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Botswana and South Africa

Looking for a small group safari in Botswana and South Africa?  Travel with Wild Wonders’ trained biologists on their 15th ecoventure into the heart of the African savanna. Meet the creatures of Africa close up and personal, including lions, leopards, giraffes and white rhinos in their natural habitats.

Safari dates are November 22-29, 2018.  Allow two extra days at the beginning and one at the end to accommodate international air travel.

Sites we will visit include Mashatu, Timbavati, and Entabeni.

Call us for details on the optional post-trip excursion to Kruger.

Entabeni Reserve - 1 Night

Entabeni Safari Conservancy, rightfully dubbed “The Place of the Mountain”, is situated in the World Heritage Waterberg Biosphere. Approximately a three-hour drive north of Johannesburg, this 22 000 hectare malaria-free reserve boasts five eco-systems. It is a place where the lion still reigns as king and Mother Nature still mesmerizes with her power and beauty.

Our accommodations will be at the Hanglip Mountain Lodge. All luxury suites, elegantly furnished in African Baroque style, have private sun decks with breath-taking views across the wetlands, vast open plains and the alluring Hanglip Mountain. Perfectly manicured gardens provide a paradise of foliage and serenity.

 

Mashatu - 3 nights (Botswana)

Mashatu, “Land of Giants”, takes its name from the locally sacrosanct Mashatu or Nyala berry tree (Xanthrocercis zambesiaca) and the giants that roam its terrain. These magnificent dark green trees, which are found along the rivers in the reserve, provide refuge, shade and food to a myriad wildlife. Mashatu, which is one of the largest privately owned game reserves in southern Africa, avails a sanctuary to the largest herds of elephant on privately owned land on the continent. In addition to that, the world’s tallest mammal, the giraffe, the world’s largest antelope, the eland, the world’s largest bird, the ostrich, and the world’s heaviest flying bird, the kori bustard are all part of the game drive experience on Mashatu. Add the king of the beasts, the lion and the iconic baobab tree…and you have Africa’s big seven land based giants.

Timbavati - 3 Nights

timbavati

Charming & homely, this beautifully secluded African style camp offers ample space for the utmost in relaxation. The modern and fully equipped kitchen invites a warm and social atmosphere. Glass doors opening onto the dining area, which over look the scenic riverine landscape.

For those warm African days, guests may relax at the rock pool while keeping watch over the nearby water hole, frequented by thirsty Elephant and Giraffe. Activities include two daily game drives and a bush walk with a professional guide and tracker. Optional activities include Rhino chipping, Elephant collaring, Blyde River helicopter flips and Micro light flights.

 

What’s it going to cost me?

Although a trip of this scale would normally run about $7000, we have managed to negotiate the price of this amazing opportunity down to $4500 per person (double occupancy).

What does that include?

All Lodging
All meals starting with dinner on the first day and ending with breakfast on the last day
All game drives, walks and other camp activities
All road transfers between accommodations and air terminals
Private guide Jackie Navarro

What am I going to have to cover on top of that?

International airfare
Gratuities
Travel insurance

 

See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

 

Where do I sign up?

Send an email to wildwonders@att.net or call 760.630.9230 to inquire more!

Space on this safari is limited and filling quickly, so act now before you miss out on this once in a life time journey!

Want to see photos of our recent trip to Borneo?

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