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  • 1.IMPORTANT NOTESTravel to Africa requires a passport valid six months beyond your return date and a minimumof two (2) blank VISA pages in your passport (if you are visiting more than one country inAfrica, you must have an additional blank visa page available for each country).It is important to reconrm all of your commercial ight arrangements with the relevantairline at least 48 hours prior to departure. Please ask ask us if you need assistance.Travel to Africa, including Botswana may require a vaccination against Yellow Fever. Pleasecontact your travel healthcare professional for more information. Be sure to carry your yellowvaccination card with you during travel as you may be required to present it at immigration.Entry into South Africa and Botswana: A passport and visa are required. A visa for bothcountries can be obtained upon arrival.CONTACT -If youre excited by the thought of joining one of our Active, Small Group WomensTours or Safaris to Africa, India or Vietnam and Cambodia then now is the time toreserve your space. The earlier you book the more you save! Once youre ROAMadventure trip is booked, your trip price is guaranteed NOT to increase. Otherwise,prices are subject to change.Our Travel Consultants are available to respond to questions and inquiries... By email : 7 days a week - 24 hours a day - We try to respond within 24 hours ofreceiving your inquiry. By telephone : Monday - Friday : 10 am to 4 pm EST

2. ITINERARYDAY #1 - DEPART FROM YOUR HOME FOR OVERNIGHT FLIGHT TO LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIATravelers depart from US/Canada/their home in other countries for their overnight flight toLivingstone, Zambia.Overnight International Flight - DDAY #2 - ARRIVE LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIAOn arrival into Livingstone, Zambia, after clearing customs and collecting your bag, we meet as agroup to travel together to our camp. Your ROAM associate will be present at the airport to meeteveryone and get the group organized for our transfer. Next we transfer with our destination specialistrepresentative by private vehicle to the Chundukwa River Lodge where we will spend one night.Game (wildlife) viewing activity after arrival.Overnight Chundukwa River Lodge - D 3. About the Chundukwa River Lodge - Situated on the grassy banks of the Zambezi River justupstream from the mighty Victoria Falls, Chundukwa offers the best of both worlds when visiting theVictoria Falls-only 30 minute drive away, however far enough from the busy hotels and buzzingHelicopters to provide a real retreat for the mind and soul. Here you will find a fabulous array ofbirdlife (over 450 species at the last count) and stunning views of the Zambezi River from ourelevated open-fronted Chalets. With Hippo grunting and campfire glowing, each day comes to an endwith a uniquely African lullaby.DAY #3 - ZAMBEZI RIVER TO CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANAThis morning our group will be collected from the lodge and taken on a tour of Victoria Falls.Following the tour we will transfer to Chobe Game Lodge (a private concession run by the localcommunity) by way of Kasane for three nights. Game (wildlife) viewing activity after arrival.Overnight Chobe Game Lodge - B/L/DAbout the Chobe Game Lodge - Situated on the Chobe River in the North Eastern corner ofBotswanas Chobe National Park, just twelve and a half miles upstream from the confluence of theChobe and Zambezi rivers sits Chobe Game Lodge. Each of the 48 rooms is tastefully furnished withhand crafted Rhodesian teak furniture and walls decorated with original African carvings andpaintings, which offset the graceful Moorish architecture, and every room has a stunning view acrossthe Chobe River and Caprivi floodplains. Chobe National Park is home to the largest concentration ofElephant in Africa and during the dry season the herds congregate along the fertile flood plains of theChobe River. Large herds of Buffalo also concentrate on the floodplains during the dry season.Guests can also enjoy a sunset cruise down the Chobe River. Cruises on small boats or aboard theMosi-oa-Tunya, afford spectacular wildlife viewing and enable you to experience unforgettable Africansunsets. Game viewing on the Chobe River is conducted by small, shallow draft and highlymaneuverable boats piloted by expert boatmen. Your resident professional guides offer slide shows,star gazing presentations, garden and river walks as well as walking safaris in the nearby Kasaneforests.Facilities within Chobe Game Lodge include a well-stocked curio shop, a stylish bar with anoutside terrace overlooking the Chobe River and a cigar bar with a full sized billiard table. The boma(outdoor eating area enclosed by reed walls) is situated under large Mahogany trees on the banks ofthe Chobe River. Other facilities include a large swimming pool with a terrace, a riverside boma areawhere traditional dancers perform, a gym, beauty & spa treatments, a reference library with a lounge 4. and terrace. Business needs are met by a fully equipped conference room and a business centre.Meals are catered for at the terrace restaurant overlooking the Chobe River. Chobe Game Lodgegame drives are conducted in open sided 4x4 vehicles ensuring maximum visibility. Guests can alsoenjoy a sunset cruise down the Chobe River. Cruises on small boats or aboard the Mosi-oa-Tunya,afford spectacular wildlife viewing and unforgettable African sunsets. Game viewing on the ChobeRiver is conducted by small, shallow draft and highly manoeuvrable boats piloted by expert boatmen.Your resident professional guides offer slide shows, star gazing presentations, garden and river walksas well as walking safaris in the nearby Kasane forests.DAY #4 & DAY #5 - CHOBE NATIONAL PARKOn morning and evening safari game (wildlife) viewing drives in Chobe National Park both days!Overnight Chobe Game Lodge - B/L/DDAY #6 - CHOBE NATIONAL PARK TO MOREMI GAME RESERVEToday, after check out we transfer by private charter flight to Khwai (approximate flight length: 35min.) where we will spend two nights at the Khwai Luxury Tented Camp. Game (wildlife) viewingactivity after arrival.Overnight Khwai Luxury Tented Camp - B/L/D 5. About The Khwai Luxury Tented Camp - the camp is the perfect blend and co-existence betweenman and nature, where you will experience the best of wildlife in Botswanas iconic Moremi GameReserve combined with a taste of culture in the old village of Khwai. This is the old African safariexperience, luxury semi-permanent tented camp Hemingway style that takes you back toexperiencing Africa in a tent in a wilderness area. It is a combination of luxury camping and apermanent camp with the best wildlife highlights set in a community based wildlife resource area.Cuisine : although the camp is very remote in the bush, we pride ourselves on genuine cuisineprepared in traditional bush-style with high quality, tasteful, fresh products. The day starts with earlymorning buffet breakfast, before the morning game drive, and will be followed by a brunch made ofvarious fresh ingredients. Snacks and cakes are available through the day, sundowner drinks areoffered either during game drives or in front of the campfire. A wide selection of drinks is available atthe bar.About the Moremi Game Reserve - Wildlife & ActivitiesThe environment : Khwai is a private community run concession on the eastern border of theMoremi Game Reserve along the river Khwai. The magnificent Khwai River forms a boundarybetween the reserve and the community area, and is the hub for some of the most outstandingwildlife viewing both on the Moremi and in the Khwai area. The river is the sole source of water formiles around attracting wildlife from afar. The vegetation here is quite different from the Westernsection of Moremi where great stands of leadwood and mopane woodlands occur in close proximityto open grasslands and the Khwai River.Wildlife : Wildlife encountered include lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, as well as a multitude of otheranimals, including elephant, buffalo, zebra, hippo and giraffe to name a few.The Khwai Community: It is quite unusual for a camp to be so close to a village, and this village ishome to river bushmen from the Bayei group, who carry out a naturally harmonious lifestyle. AsKhwai concession is community run, all proceeds from tourism go directly to help local people andlocal projects through the Khwai Community Trust.Activities : Game drives, guided walks and night drives, village visits to the Khwai Community, daytrips to Moremi Game Reserve. This being a community CONCESSION (meaning privately owned),we will enjoy night drives as well as walking activities, which are not permitted in National Parks orGame Reservesin addition to the usual game drives. Exploring after dark with spotlights offers you anopportunity to experience some of the nocturnal animals that are rarely encountered during theday. 6. There is the added opportunity to explore the surrounding wilderness on foot and enjoy an up closepersonal encounter with the flora and fauna. Visitors are encouraged to walk through the village ofKhwai, meet some of the elders, and learn how the people live alongside animals in close contact tonature.Our guides are some of the most experienced naturalists and professional guides in BotswanaDAY #7 - MOREMI GAME RESERVEOn morning and evening safari game (wildlife) viewing drives in Moremi Game Reserve.Overnight Khwai Luxury Tented Camp - B/L/DDAY #8 - MOREMI GAME RESERVEToday, we transfer by private charter to Moremi Crossing (approximate flight length: 25 min.) wherewe will spend three nights. Game (wildlife) viewing activity after arrival.Overnight Moremi Crossing - B/L/DAbout Moremi Crossing - the camp is a 16 tented camp built on a palm fringed island surroundedby the Moremis game-rich seasonal floodplains and overlooking Chiefs Island. Moremi Crossing willbe a new style safari camp combining luxury with simplicity. This is a 100% eco-friendly development 7. featuring the latest in solar and waste disposal technology. The main building consists of a large openplan deck that has a spectacular view over the Boro River onto Chiefs Island. This crescent-shapedarea is built on different levels to give you the feeling of space. The dining room, bar and lounge arecovered by a large thatched roof that hugs the tree line. Various small private lounge areas havebeen created for comfort, privacy and spaciousness. Within the tree line you will find a nice shadeddecked area that leads to the pool. Moremi also has a Curio Shop where you may pick up somemementos which will remind you of your stay.About The Okavango Delta - the delta is an immense river that never meets the sea. Instead, itscrystal clear waters spread across the Kalahari Desert, forming Africa s largest wetland wonder. TheDelta is an abundant oasis amid the vast plains and pans of the desert that covers most of SouthernAfrica . Its waterways are a mesh of meandering and intercepting channels, creating a haven forAfrica s most celebrated wildlife.Moremi Crossing offers a personalized wildlife experience through the provision of high qualityguiding services and new custom made boats. Well enjoy water safari (game viewing activities)including half or full day Mokoro Trips with Game Walks and Sunset Motorboat Cruises. 8. DAY #9 - MOREMI GAME RESERVEOn morning and evening safari game (wildlife) drives/Water game viewing activities in the MoremiGame Reserve!Overnight Moremi Crossing - B/L/DDAY #10 - DEPART BOSWANA FOR RETURN FLIGHTS HOMEToday we transfer by private charter to Maun airport, arriving in time to check in for our return flightshome. BTRIP DATES - April 4 - 13, 2013 (10 days/9 nights)TOTAL PER PERSON - $8,495 per person, land-all-inclusive--optional single supplement (if wanting your own private room, no sharing) - add US$2,490.00Room-shares guaranteed on all trips, if you dont want to pay a single supplement fee.Group Size - 12 personsTrip Rating - Easy to ModerateBook Your ROAM Adventure 24 hours a day/7 days a weekTo reserve your place on our ROAM-Zimbabwe Safari, please click here to access our online booking information page orcontact Christy Destremau at ROAM Womens Adventures by email at or call 1-877-814-6864to request a booking form and to ask any questions you might have about this trip.Travelers can also reserve their space on any ROAM adventure trip or safari by completing, signing and submitting ourbooking form (Adobe pdf format) by fax or email to our office, or by completing the Paypal deposit payment option locatedat the bottom of each trip destinations itinerary page and on our BOOK NOW page. 9. A complete registration package will be emailed to you once you have booked your ROAM safariAdventure.This is a "Land-ALL-Inclusive" Trip, meaning the Trip Price Includes ALL of thefollowing: A professional, expert, English speaking naturalist, destination specialist guide to accompanythe group throughout our safari adventure. Transportation throughout in open-top 4x4 vehicles driven by knowledgeable, English-speakingsafari driver-guides. Guaranteed window seat for every guest. Professional local, English speaking safari guides throughout the trip. Fees for all daily game viewing activities including both land and water game viewingexcursions. 8 nights Superior accommodations April 5-13, in luxury safari camps, lodges, and hotels withprivate en suite facilities and modern amenities. All rooms at camps, lodges and hotels have either 2 twin beds, 2 double beds or some have 2queen-size beds. Guaranteed room-mate : every woman is guaranteed a room-mate. Single rooms are alsoavailable for any traveler wanting her own room by paying the single supplement. ALL meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday. Non-alcoholic and local alcoholic drinks included (excludes premium imported brands &champagne) Complimentary bottled water in vehicles. One ROAM Associate who manages all the details on behalf of our group throughout the entiretrip. Applicable hotel and lodge taxes, plus gratuities for baggage handling. Fees and gratuities to naturalist, other safari guides and porters. Fees for private charter aircraft (internal airfare) between camps Ground transportation and corresponding fuel surcharges throughout the adventure Entrance fees to all reserves and game parks. International departure taxes associated with the adventure. 10. NOT INCLUDED International airfare to Livingstone, Zambia and from Maun, Botswana. Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas for South Africa and Botswana. Personal purchases (i.e. souvenirs) and fees for laundry services at camps if used Trip cancellation/Medical Insurance *Please note that there is a supplement applicable for participants surpassing 220 lbs. that is beyond our control. This fee is imposed by the charter company for flights between camps. If you surpass this weight limit, please contact us, so we can communicate the fee to you privately. 11. - 2012 and 2013 - ROAM Womens Adventure T...