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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 Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe: A passport and visa are required for both countries.Visas for both countries can be obtained upon arrival to each country.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 USA OR YOUR HOME TO VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWETravelers take an overnight flight from their home to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. For USA and Canadiantravelers, there are daily flights from New Yorks JFK airport on South African Airways.Overnight International Flight - DDAY #2 - ARRIVE VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE, GROUP MEETS & DEPART TO CAMPUpon arrival to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, after clearing customs and collecting your bag, we meet asa group to travel together to our camp. A ROAM associate meets travelers at the airport as theyarrive, and to get the group organized for our transfer. We transfer as a group with our destinationspecialist representative to Elephant Camp where we will spend three nights. Game viewing activityafter arrival.Overnight Elephant Camp - D 3. About Elephant Camp - the camp is located in a private concession bordered by the Masuwe Riverand the Zambezi Gorges just 6 miles from the town of Victoria Falls. Elephant Camp offers luxurytents, each with a breathtaking view of the gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia. Each tenthas a private viewing deck and plunge pool, private lounge area, air-conditioning and fans, bath,inside and outside shower, mini bar and tea/coffee stations, 220V main electricity, and mosquito nets.Guests are offered a close interaction with wildlife - in particular elephants at the Wild HorizonsWildlife Sanctuary, as you will have an opportunity to meet the Wild Horizons elephants while inCamp. All other activities on offer in the Victoria Falls area are available at an additional cost.DAY #3 & DAY #4 - VICTORIA FALLS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ELEPHANT BACK SAFARI -- 2 fulldays on safari ! There will be morning and evening game (wildlife) viewing drives, an elephantback safari excursion, water game viewing excursions, bush walks and much more!!About Victoria Falls - The Victoria Falls constitutes one of the most spectacular natural wonders ofthe world. The Local people call it "Mosi-oa-Tunya" -- the smoke that thunders and the Falls areremarkable. There is a magic about them manifested in the towering column of spray when the riveris high, the thunder of the falling water, the terrifying abyss and tranquil lagoons upstream in whichhippo and deadly crocodiles lurk. The Victoria falls is 1 708 meters wide, making it the largest curtainof water in the world. It drops between 90m and 107m into the Zambezi Gorge and an average of550,000 cubic metres of water plummet over the edge every minute. Remarkably preserved in itsnatural state, Victoria falls inspires visitors as much today as it did David Livingstone in the 1860s.The falls and the surrounding area have been declared National Parks and a World Heritage Site,thus preserving the area from excessive commercialization.Overnight Elephant Camp - B/L/D 4. DAY #5 - VICTORIA FALLS TO HWANGE NATIONAL PARKToday after our morning game activity and breakfast, we transfer to Somalisa Camp where we willspend three nights. Game (wildlife) viewing en-route and after arrival.Overnight Somalisa Camp - B/L/DAbout Somalisa Camp - the camp is a small tented camp tucked away subtly under a canopy of anacacia tree island on an ancient river system. This unbeatable wild elephant sanctuary is known forits large herds of elephant and the Somalisa concession in Hwange National Park affords you withyour private African wildlife encounters from the minute you step out of your tent. Somalisa has beendesigned as an environmentally low-impact camp giving you a barefoot luxury experience withelegance. 5. DAY #6 & DAY #7 - HWANGE NATIONAL PARK -- 2 full days on safari! There will be morningand evening game (wildlife) viewing drives, bush walks and much more!!About Hwange National Park - Situated on the eastern edge of the Kalahari Desert, HwangeNational Park is Zimbabwes premier wildlife area and the dry home to one of the densestconcentrations of game in Africa. Its ecological diversity guarantees large numbers of game year-round along with excellent birding. The park hosts 105 different animal species. Well see Massiveherds of elephant, buffalo and sable antelope, white and black rhino, high concentrations of predatorspecies including lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena, a large population of African wild dog and over400 bird species. Well enjoy daily game drives, walking safaris and cultural village visits. AllZimbabwes specially protected animals are to be found in Hwange and it is the only protected areawhere gemsbok and brown hyena occur in reasonable numbers. The population of African wild dogsto be found in Hwange is thought to be of one of the largest surviving groups in Africa today.Elephants have been enormously successful in Hwange and the population has increased to farabove that naturally supported by such an area.Overnight Somalisa Camp - B/L/D 6. DAY #8 - HWANGE NATIONAL PARK TO MANA POOLSAfter a morning game activity and breakfast, we transfer via light aircraft to Zambezi Lifestyles(approximate flight length: 2hr 20min), a spectacular flight that takes us over the wildlife coveredplains below. We will spend three nights at Mana Pools National Park. Game (wildlife) viewing en-route and after arrival.Overnight Zambezi Life Styles - B/L/DZambezi Life Styles, a mobile luxury tented camp, is the best way to experience Mana Pools on theZambezi. This intimate 8 bedded camp is fit for private safaris and set up prior to your arrival. It isdesigned to give you access to the Zambezi river, affording you canoeing excursions on the river,fishing either from the banks or off an island in the middle of the Zambezi river.DAY #9 & DAY #10 - MANA POOLS -- 2 full days on safari! There will be morning and eveninggame (wildlife) drives, water game viewing excursions, bush walks and much more!!About Mana Pools - Mana Pools is a wildlife conservation area in northern Zimbabwe constituting aNational Park. It is a region of the lower Zambezi River in Zimbabwe where the flood plain turns into abroad expanse of lakes after each rainy season. As the lakes gradually dry up and recede, the regionattracts many large animals in search of water, making it one of Africas most renowned game-viewingregions.Mana means four in Shona, in reference to the four large permanent pools formed by themeanderings of the middle Zambezi. These 2,500 square kilometers of river frontage, islands, 7. sandbanks and pools, flanked by forests of mahogany, wild figs, ebonies and baobabs, is one of theleast developed National Parks in Southern Africa. The park is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Ithas the countrys biggest concentration of hippos and crocodiles, and large dry season mammalpopulations of elephant and buffalo. Other popular mammals include the zebra and eland. Theremote and beautiful Mana Pools National Park also offers a mosaic of amazing habitats with somerare bird species. Over 380 bird species have been recorded here.Overnight Zambezi Life Styles - B/L/DDAY #11 - DEPART ZIMBABWEToday we transfer via charter flight to Harare (approximate flight length: 1hr and 35min). On arrival toHarare, we check-in for our return flights home. BTRIP DATE : October 8 - 18, 2013 - (11 days/10 nights)TOTAL PER PERSON - $8,195 per person, land-all-inclusive-- optional single supplement (if wanting your own private room - no sharing) - add $1,895Room-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. 8. 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. 9 nights superior accommodations in luxury safari camps, lodges, and hotels with private 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 andchampagne) 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. All internal flights - Fees for all private charter aircraft flights (internal airfare) between camps Ground transportation and corresponding fuel surcharges throughout the adventure Entrance fees to all reserves and game parks. 9. NOT INCLUDED International airfare to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and from Harare, Zimbabwe (there are daily flights from New Yorks JFK airport on South African Airways) Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas for Zimbabwe. 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. 10. - 2012 and 2013 - ROAM Womens Adventure Tours & Safaris - Complete List of Trip Destinations - Dates & PricesPLEASE NOTE: We have a 12 women limit for most of our Africa Safaris (16 women limit for Uganda/Rwanda) and a 16-24 women limit for our India and Vietnam/Cambodia Tours, and space is available on a firstcome, first serve basis. Since our trips fill quickly, it is recommended to reserve your space as early as possible.Also, unlimited single rooms are available on India and Vietnam/Cambodia trips. However, there are a limitednumber of single rooms available on Africa Safaris and they are available on a first come, first serve basis.**Room-shares are guaranteed on all trips to avoid paying a single supplement.**Best of Northern India - Women Only Tour - October 20-29, 2012 (10 days/9 nights) - US$4,995 per person land-all-inclusive, optional single supplement add $1,490 - Group size: 18-24 womenThe BEST of UGANDA & RWANDA - Women Only, GORILLA Trekking-Wildlife-Photo Safari - January 13-25, 2013 (13 days/12 nights) - US$8,395 per person land-all-inclusive, optional single supplement add $1,195 - Group size: 16 womenThe BEST of TANZANIA & KILIMANJARO - Women Only, Kili Climb Plus Fly-in/out, Wildlife-Photo Safari - February 14-March 2, 2013 (17 days/16 nights) - US$9,995 per person land-all-inclusive, optional single supplement add $1,300 - Group size: 12-16 womenThe BEST of BOTSWANA & ZAMBIA - Fly-in/out, Women Only, Wildlife-Photo Safari - April 4-13, 2013 (10 days/9 nights) - US$8,495 per person land-all-inclusive, optional single supplement add $2,490 - Group size: 12 womenBest of Northern India - Women Only Tour - April 6-15, 2013 (10 days/9 nights) 11. - US$4,995 per person land-all-inclusive, optional single supplement add $1,490- Group size: 18-24 women The Ultimate Women Only, VIETNAM & CAMBODIA Active, Cultural Experience- May 4-17, 2013 (14 days/13 nights)- US$4,495 per person land-all-inclusive, optional single supplement add $1,290- Group size: 18-24 women The BEST of ZIMBABWE - Women Only, Fly-in/out, Wildlife-Photo Safari- October 8-18, 2013 (11 days/10 nights)- US$8,195 per person land-all-inclusive, optional single supplement add $1,895- Group size: 12 women The BEST of SOUTHERN AFRICA: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia - Fly-in/out, WomenOnly, Wildlife-Photo Safari- October 18-30, 2013 (13 days/12 nights)- US$8,995 per person land-all-inclusive, optional single supplement add $3,450- Group size: 12 women The BEST of NAMBIA - Women Only, Rhino Trekking-Wildlife, Photo Safari- November 1-12, 2013 (12 days/11 nights)- US$7,895 per person land-all-inclusive, optional single supplement add $1,890- Group size: 12 women