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Where the Lions Roar Tour with Gerrie Pretorius

from R 19,500 p/p sharing

WHERE THE LIONS ROAR, BOTSWANA:

This tour operates over 2 dates - select from:

  • Tour 1:  07 – 14 August 2021
  • Tour 2:  14 - 21 August 2021

Regrettably, due to the size of the group, only people sharing can be accommodated (no single accommodation or supplements).

INTRODUCTION:

Botswana is by far my (Gerrie’s) favourite destination on earth!  I am at my happiest sat by the flickering light of an evening camp fire, with game walking through the camp site and lions roaring in the distance.  Botswana is basically on our doorstep and less expensive than the Serengeti – there are fewer visitors and the game is in abundance!  On this tour, every effort is made to give South Africans the opportunity to experience an authentic and unique safari similar to that provided to overseas visitors. Our guides and partners are world-class and you will experience nature close-up and at its best.  Bring your nearest and dearest and come and explore destinations like the Okavango Delta, Savuti and Chobe with Leef jou Reis.

HOW TO BOOK

  • A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of R 10,000.00 pp is payable at time of booking in order to secure your place on the tour.
  • The remaining balance is payable at least 60 days prior to departure.
  • Regrettably, due to the size of the group, only people sharing can be accommodated (no single accommodation or supplements).
  • The price quoted includes all items listed in the itinerary EXCEPT fuel costs for your vehicle, the optional flight over the Delta, your drinks and beverages, gratuities for the staff and any additional extras and accommodation not mentioned.
  • Please remember to quote the following booking reference number on all correspondence:
    • Tour 1:  BRUL1 + Name & Surname
    • Tour 2:  BRUL2 + Name & Surname
  • Pricing is based on 'eft' payments - credit card payments are subject to an additional admin charge.
  • A detailed itinerary with tips to help with your planning will be made available thereafter.
  • A 'WhatApp' group chat will be set up nearer to the time to provide additional information - ensure that the correct cell number is provided.
  • The itinerary may vary from time to time depending on the advice from the tour operator.

NOTES:

We always use the Stockpoort and Parrs Halt border post at Ellisras (Lephalale).  If you wish to break your journey halfway, the Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a good choice.  They have everything you might need including a small shop that stocks wine and also a restaurant.  They are only accessible if you have a 4x4 due to thick sand on the road to the lodge.  For enquiries contact Ruth +267 463 0713 or email krst@khamarhinosanctuary.org.bw.  Alternatively, you can also ‘google’ if you struggle to get through.  It is a popular stopover, so book well in advance to secure your place.

Click on the language of choice below for the detailed itinerary:

TOUR 1                           TOUR 2
ENGLISH                         ENGLISH
AFRIKAANS                     AFRIKAANS

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Travel Period: 7 August 2021 - 22 August 2021

Sales Period: 22 August 2020 - 4 June 2021

Destination/s: Africa (excluding South Africa), Botswana

Experience/s:

Nature & Wildlife
Big 5 Experience
Camping Tours
Gerrie Pretorius Begeleide Toer
Leef jou Reis
  • Includes

    PACKAGE INCLUDES:

    • The price quoted includes all items listed in the itinerary:
      • 7 Nights accommodation as per itinerary
      • Game drives as per itinerary
      • Breakfast daily and meals as per itinerary
    • Group travel insurance
    • Trip hosted by Gerrie Pretorius
    • The spirit of togetherness and lifetime friendships forged on a 'Leef jou Reis' tour!

    WHAT TO BRING ALONG?

    • Clothes and a spare set of undies … just in case the lions frighten you!
    • It is a good idea to pack a pair of long trousers for the evenings as well as a warm jacket, scarf and/or beanie for nippy evenings and the early morning and late afternoon game drives.  It is generally warm enough during the day for shorts.
    • Also pack a swimming costume as there may be a place to swim along the way.
    • The meals are generous, however, feel free to pack snacks and of course, your choice of drinks and beverages.  Pack plenty of water and ice if you have a ‘heavy hand’ (just kidding! - There is more than enough available at all our destinations).
    • If you have a torch, bring it too.
    • Remember your PASSPORT which should be valid for at least 6 months after the date of return.
    • Remember to bring your regular medication and an anti-histamine in case of any allergic reaction.  Please ensure that you carry a physical, hard copy of your regular prescription medications with you.
    • If your vehicle is financed, you will need a letter of consent from the relevant bank/finance institution, giving permission to take the vehicle across the border.
    • If you are a member of a medical aid or older than 70 years of age, please notify them of your proposed trip to Botswana.  In addition, we strongly advise you to purchase additional travel insurance - your preferred Sure Travel Agency can assist you in this regard.

    OUR ACCOMMODATION:

    • Most nights we will be camping – correction, ‘glamping’.  The tented camps are well established and of good quality – you’ll sleep on a proper bed with a duvet.  Towels are also provided.  You simply move in and relax as everything will be pre-arranged.  There are hot showers and toilette facilities are also clean and practical – your dignity will not be compromised, but please bear in mind, we are in remote areas in the bush.

    WHAT IF I DON’T OWN A 4X4?

    • As long as you own a reliable vehicle with sufficient ground clearance space, you are ‘good to go’.  The team is also constantly available to assist - it is, after all, part of the excitement!
    • If you can, have a sturdy and solid tow-bar fitted, so if you do get stuck, we will be able to tow you out.  The ‘Leef jou Reis’ vehicle is fully equipped and able to get you through any potentially difficult situation.  Please contact us directly should you have any concerns.
    • Please remember, you will be travelling from camp to camp in your own vehicle.  We then use specialised vehicles throughout for game viewing (not your own vehicle).

    ADDITIONAL NOTES:

    • Although the tour takes place towards the end of winter and the risk of malaria is low, we must insist that you consult your local doctor about the potential risks.
    • FNB ATM’s are available to withdraw cash with your visa card – we suggest you withdraw Botswana Pula should you wish to purchase anything locally.
    • A full tank of fuel should get you from Maun to Kasane, where you can fill up again.
    • Should you wish to extend your stay or take a side trip to e.g. Victoria Falls, we will gladly assist you with the necessary arrangements.  We can also assist with additional accommodation reservations should you wish to break your trip, overnight and/or extend the trip by a couple of days between South Africa and Botswana.

    Click on the language of choice below for the detailed itinerary:

    TOUR 1                           TOUR 2
    ENGLISH                         ENGLISH
    AFRIKAANS                     AFRIKAANS

  • Excludes

    PACKAGE EXCLUDES:

    • Fuel costs for your vehicle
    • The optional flight over the Delta
    • Gratuities and tips
    • Any additional activities, extras, excursions and accommodation not mentioned.
    • Drinks and beverages
    • Meals and snacks not listed in the itinerary
    • Items of personal nature
    • Travel and Medical Insurance (additional insurance not covered by the group tour policy)
    • Passport and visa costs (if applicable)
    • Professional fees

    Please remember, you will be travelling from camp to camp in your own vehicle.  We then use specialised vehicles throughout for game viewing (not your own vehicle).

    Sure Travel recommends that you purchase a TIC travel insurance from your Sure Travel agency.

  • Notes and Conditions

    NOTES, TERMS and CONDITIONS:

    This is a Gerrie Pretorius guided tour.

    This tour operates over 2 dates - select from:

    • Tour 1:  07 – 14 August 2021 OR Tour 2:  14 - 21 August 2021
    • Remember your PASSPORT which should be valid for at least 6 months after the date of return.
    • Price quoted correct at time of loading onto the website and are subject to change without notice.
    • The tour is subject to a minimum number of bookings and is subject to all Covid-19 regulations that may be applicable at the start and for the duration of the tour.
    • Prices quoted are purely indicative and based on an average.  An actual price will be quoted based on available room type, nightly rate and current rate of exchange for requested travel dates at time of inquiry.
    • Prices quoted are per person sharing (pps) unless otherwise specified.
    • Regrettably, due to the size of the group, only people sharing can be accommodated (no single accommodation or supplements).
    • Prices quoted are valid for travel between the dates specified PER PACKAGE REFERENCE CODE only.
    • All prices quoted are subject to airfare increases (where applicable), availability, currency fluctuations and an increase in price without prior notice.
    • All levies and taxes, including airport taxes, fuel levies and surcharges are an estimate based on current pricing and exchange rates and are subject to change without prior notice.  The exact costs will be confirmed at time of booking.
    • Bookings are on a "first come, first served" basis.
    • A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of R 10,000.00 pp is payable at time of booking in order to secure your place on the tour.
    • The remaining balance is payable at least 60 days prior to departure.
    • Please remember to quote the following booking reference number on all correspondence:
      • Tour 1:  BRUL1 + Name & Surname
      • Tour 2:  BRUL2 + Name & Surname
    • Pricing is based on 'eft' payments - credit card payments are subject to an additional admin charge.
    • The itinerary may vary from time to time depending on the advice from the tour operator.
    • Remember to bring your regular medication and an anti-histamine in case of any allergic reaction.  Please ensure that you carry a physical, hard copy of your regular prescription medications with you.
    • If your vehicle is financed, you will need a letter of consent from the relevant bank/finance institution, giving permission to take the vehicle across the border.
    • If you are a member of a medical aid or older than 70 years of age, please notify them of your proposed trip to Botswana.

    Sure Travel standard terms and conditions & online booking terms and conditions apply. E&OE

    We recommend that you book TIC Travel Insurance at your Sure Travel agency.

    PACKAGE REFERENCE:   LJR-BRUL2021


Package Includes

Botswana - it is here that lions learned how to bring down elephants!

Meals

As per itinerary

Accommodation

7 Nights accommodation (refer inclusions for details)

Guides

Gerrie Pretorius

Itinerary
  1. Maun, Botswana
  2. Khwai, Botswana
  3. Savuti, Botswana
  4. Kasane, Botswana
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