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South Africa Birds, Wildife & Culture II
October 18-November 3, 2022

Cost: $7,200 Deposit $1,000

Single Supplement: $8,000

Final Payment Due: May 1, 2022

Guide to Participant Ratio: 1:5

Maximum participants: 10

Openings left: 4

Guides: Steve Eshbaugh & local South African Guide

Level: Easy

 

Tour prices are given “per person, double occupancy” and include a donation to BOTH Montana Audubon (Steve Hoffman’s former employer) and a South African conservation organization.

 

What's included in your fee?

  • All trip materials, including detailed itinerary, list of what to bring, recommended field guides and pre-trip reading materials, checklist of likely birds & other wildlife.

  • All services of the leaders and guides

  • All transportation upon arrival to destination city.

  • All accommodations during tour dates.

  • All entrance fees to museums, parks, etc.

  • All meals (except alcoholic beverages) are included, typically from breakfast the first full day through dinner on the last full day.

Tour prices DO NOT include round-trip airfare, passport/visa fees, arrival taxes, baggage fees, single-supplement fees, telephone calls, laundry, room service, souvenirs, tipping of your trip leader. All alcoholic beverages are also excluded.

Tour deposit is refundable, minus a

$250 processing fee up to 150 days

prior to departure.

Note: Tour costs, itineraries and dates are subject to change. Prices may be affected by international currency exchange rates or itinerary changes.

We offset all trip impacts by purchasing carbon offsets to reduce our carbon footprint.

Trip I filled. Book this option now. Only 2-rooms remain

 

This trip offers an extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in the stunning scenery, wildlife, and culture of South Africa. Why pick South Africa for a safari?  When we see game, we'll share it with few other tourists. Unique to almost any other tour, this venture starts on a 7,200-acre private game reserve. We will literally leave cars behind and go for short hikes to spot giraffes, impala, and a variety of other native wildlife in the absence of potentially dangerous predatory species (at least none of the human-eating kind.) We will likely see no one else during our stay. It won't take long to leave the stresses of home behind.

We'll also visit Cape Town (one of the most scenic cities in the world), including the stunning Cape Point National Park. A visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens will provide an opportunity to view an amazing array of flowering plants as well as a great many bird species that feed on some of the flowers for nectar.

Many tours book safari lodges for two or three nights; we have arranged for five consecutive nights; not many people return to Africa multiple times, so we want to make every effort to increase your chances of seeing a wide variety of wildlife. Madikwe was also chosen as it is a bit off the beaten path, offers excellent game viewing, and is affordable. Unlike the national parks of South Africa, the only people allowed on the roads here are those staying in the game lodges. We likely will share our sightings with only one other vehicle. In Kruger, animal populations are very high, but any sightings are almost guaranteed to attract a crowd.

Book this trip if the thought of disconnecting from an over-wired world appeals to you!

Itinerary at a Glance

October 18: Depart Home.

October 19: Arrive in Johannesburg, Overnight in Johannesburg.

October 20: Transfer to Lindani, Overnight Lindani.

October 21: Explore Lindani, Overnight Lindani.

October 22: Explore Lindani, Overnight Lindani.

October 23: Lindani to Johannesburg to Cape Town, Table Mountain National Park, Overnight in Cape Town.

October 24: Rondevlei Nature Preserve, Kirstenbosch Gardens

October 25: Cape Point, Seal Island, Boulder's Beach. Overnight in Cape Town.

October 26: West Coast National Park tour, overnight Cape Town.

October 27: Whales & Wines: Hermanus and wine country. Overnight in Cape Town

October 28: Cape Town to Johannesburg to Madikwe Private Reserve. Overnight Jaci's Tree House

October 29: Explore Madikwe Private Reserve, Overnight Jaci's Tree House

October 30: Explore Madikwe Private Reserve, Overnight Impodimu Lodge.

October 31:: Explore Madikwe Private Reserve, Overnight Impodimu Lodge.

November: 1: Explore Madikwe Private Reserve, Overnight Impodimu Lodge.

November 2: Drive from Madikwe to Johannesburg, fly home tonight.

November 3: Arrive Home.