Newly-launched British travel company Not In The Guidebooks has unveiled a selection of exclusive southern African wildlife and safari experiences, allowing independent travellers to discover the natural wonders of these destinations through locally-led, sustainable tours and activities.
The new experiences for 2019 are only available through Not In The Guidebooks and include a four-day fly-in Kruger National Park luxury safari, an all-inclusive five-day tour of the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana, and an independent seven-day guided tour through Zambia and Botswana.
Every experience in Not In The Guidebooks has been hand-picked by a global collective of local partners, providing expert insight into a destination’s highlights and hidden gems. Each tour or activity is delivered by local guides and is designed to be completely personalised, allowing travellers to slot them into their existing holiday plans.
New Southern Africa tours for 2019:
Fly in-The Kruger National Park, South Africa
This four-day exclusive safari package gives travellers who are short on time the ultimate safari experience in South Africa’s world-renowned Kruger National Park. Visitors will spend three nights at a secluded, private camp, in a tented suite with its own viewing deck, en suite bathroom, and stunning views of the surrounding savannah. The trip is fully inclusive with all meals, plus two game viewing activities per day. With the Kruger National Park home to most of Africa’s most famous species, this is the perfect trip for any traveller to South Africa wanting a taste of safari in just a few days. Four days, from £1,350pp.
A West Coast Experience, South Africa
Although South Africa’s fauna often takes the headlines, one of the country’s finest sights is the blossoming flowers and fynbos of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cape Floral Kingdom, the smallest and most diverse vegetation zone in the world. Every spring, this West Coast region is transformed by this colourful spectacle, and this seasonal tour takes visitors to the heart of the region, as well as offering the chance to spot whales from a luxury camp at the edge of the ocean, visit some of the Cape’s excellent wineries and see natural wonders. Four days, from £990pp (tour operates August – September only).
Getaway to Africa’s Okavango Delta, Botswana
One of Africa’s greatest sights, the Okavango is an enormous temporary river in Northern Bostwana that never reaches the sea. Its crystal-clear waters extend across the desert, forming an abundant oasis that attracts Africa’s most celebrated wildlife. This new five-day tour provides a perfect introduction to this prime safari spot, visiting two different luxury camps, one water-based, to take in the best wildlife-spotting opportunities. Featuring two scenic light aircraft flights, water-bound cruise excursions and guided walking safaris, this is the perfect trip for any keen wildlife watcher. Five days, from £2,190pp.
Wildlife and Waterfall African Adventure, Zambia and Botswana
This week-long adventure visits some of the most spectacular sites in Southern Africa – including the world-famous Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River, Botswana’s ‘elephant kingdom’ of Chobe National Park and thrilling predator spotting in the Okavango Delta. Featuring a scenic transfer flight across the delta and a variety of excursions by boat, motorised vehicle and walking safaris, all in fully-inclusive accommodation, this is sure to be a trip to remember. Seven days, from £2,799pp.
Okavango & Savute Mobile Safari, Botswana
A once in a lifetime opportunity to discover the wonders of Northern Botswana, including the magnificent Okavango Delta and the spectacular Moremi Game Reserve. This private guided tour includes light aircraft transfers to a luxury mobile camp, guided 4×4 open vehicle game drives, including night drives, an Okavango Delta boat cruise and sundowners at scenic locations throughout, with all meals, drinks and park entry fees included. Seven days, from £3,260pp.
For more information, visit www.notintheguidebooks.com.
Mark Bibby Jackson
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