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Unspoilt Beauty

Example holiday

Unspoilt Beauty

We hope that this example holiday will give you give some inspiration to help you begin to plan your own dream holiday to Africa.

The next couple of pages show a summary of the itinerary, and then there is a page on each place that is included.

Important travel information for visitors to Zambia, Namibia and Botswana is included at the back of this document.

All the holidays we offer to our clients are tailor-made, so we can adjust this trip to fit in with your travel dates, interests, preferred accommodation, and of course your budget.

All our travel consultants have extensive knowledge of travel throughout Southern and East Africa, and our strong relationships with suppliers mean that our rates to you will always be competitive.

Let us take the hard work out of planning your trip: you can get in touch either by giving us a call on +44 (0) 1932 428380, completing the Enquiry Form on our website or emailing us at info@travelbutlers.com.

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Unspoilt Beauty

Example Itinerary

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Holiday Title: Unspoilt Beauty

Holiday Destination: Holiday to Zambia, Namibia and Botswana for 8 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

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Holiday Title: Unspoilt Beauty

Passengers: 2 Adults

Day 1

Arrive into Livingstone Airport. Collect your luggage, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall where your driver will meet you. You will then be transferred by road to Royal Chundu.

This breathtaking lodge is situated on a private and exclusive island, overlooking the majestic watercourse and surrounding bushveld. Incredibly, Royal Chundu is positioned on a piece of untamed Africa with rapids protecting it up and downstream. The sights and sounds of Africa serve to invigorate the senses and enhance the blissful solitude. Journey back in time, stroll through David Livingstone's backyard and discover the essence of Africa as it was intended.

Victoria Falls - Zambia

2 nights at Royal Chundu


Day 3

You will be collected this morning and driven to the Kazungula border post, where you will complete the border formalities to exit Zambia. You will then be transferred by small speed boat across the Zambezi River to Botswana, where you will present your passport and enter the country. You will then be transferred the short distance to Kasane Airport.

Here, a representative from the Zambezi Queen will meet you and you will be transferred to the Kasane Immigration office, where your passport will be stamped OUT of Botswana. You are then taken by a small boat launch across the river to the Namibian Border Post on Impalila Island where you officially enter Namibia. Finally, you board your small boat launch again and you head to the Zambezi Queen where you are welcomed aboard.

Located on the great Chobe River that borders Namibia and the Chobe National Park in Botswana, the Zambezi Queen is a boutique floating hotel offering unsurpassed elegance and luxurious comfort. Departing 3 days a week, this unique African river safari traverses 25 km of the Chobe River while you soak up beautiful scenery and enjoy mouthwatering food. The banks of the Chobe National Park boast one of the densest populations of elephant on the African continent - estimated at over 100,000. The Park is also home to a large number of buffalo, leopard and lion, along with a variety of antelope and abundant birdlife.


Day 5

You will be taken by small boat launch back to the Namibian Border Post on Impalila Island where your passport will be stamped to show you are now leaving Namibia. You will then be taken across the river to Kasane Immigration where you enter Botswana again. You will then be transferred to Kasane Airport where you will be met and assisted with the check in for your flight across to the Delta.

Light Aircraft Transfer (Light Aircraft): Fly from Kasane Airport (BBK) to Chiefs Camp - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Chief's Camp, located on famous Chief's Island in the Moremi Game Reserve. Expert guides are always on hand to share their wealth of wildlife knowledge as you explore the Delta in modified open 4x4 vehicles on morning and afternoon game drives. On the plains you may find the roaming lions that prey on the thousands of antelope, zebra and buffalo who live here all year round.


Day 9

After a morning safari activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.

Light Aircraft Transfer (Light Aircraft): Fly from Chiefs Camp to Maun Airport (MUB) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at Maun Airport and assisted with the check in for your onward flight.
 
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Royal Chundu

Victoria Falls - Zambia: 2 Nights

Royal Chundu (meaning 'The Meeting Place of the Chief') is a destination of absolute solitude and unspoiled beauty, as well as being the first Relais & Chateaux property in Zambia. The lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls on a 15 km stretch of private waterway which is protected by 2 sets of rapids.

Royal Chundu was created in complete harmony with its natural surroundings and embraces the tradition and geography of the area while incorporating stylish and sophisticated accommodation, world class service and sumptuous pan-African cuisine.

There's something for everyone when it comes to activities at Royal Chundu. Whether you're looking for something adventurous or for a more gentle pursuit, the lodge will help you make the most of your time here on the Zambezi. Relax in comfort at the lodge, be pampered with treatments at the Spa, experience the local culture on a village tour, canoe down the Zambezi, see the lunar rainbow at full moon or enjoy a tiger fishing expedition.

A number of activities are available at Royal Chundu itself while several, such as bungee jumping and white water rafting, are available off site. The lodge also offers excursions to the surrounding areas including a day trip to Victoria Falls or a visit to Chobe National Park. Everything can be arranged bespoke to suit you.

The accommodation offered here is in 14 beautiful suites and villas. Of these, 10 spacious suites are situated on the banks of the Zambezi at River Lodge, and 4 magnificent villas are situated at the exclusive Island Lodge, on the private Katambora island, 4 kilometres upstream from River Lodge. The suites and villas are all exquisitely decorated, reflecting a bygone era of comfort in the wild. The 'Out of Africa' experience is completed by your own private deck facing the magnificent Zambezi River.

The Royal Chundu Spa is located at River Lodge, but most guests prefer to have their treatments in their own suite, on the deck overlooking the Zambezi River.

Example Details For Royal Chundu

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Island Lodge Villa
Includes:

Location

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Zambezi Queen

Chobe River: 2 Nights

Moving along the banks of the great Chobe River, Zambezi Queen is a 5* 42 metre long luxury houseboat offering unparalleled sophistication in one of the most remote locations on the planet. Best of all, as a guest on the vessel, you can enjoy a truly unique and adventurous river safari holiday while still being surrounded by complete comfort and elegance.

Unlike a land-based lodge, Zambezi Queen navigates roughly 25 km of the Chobe River, allowing you to explore different vantage points and enjoy unparalleled game viewing. The banks of the Chobe National Park boast one of the densest populations of elephant on the African continent. The Park is also home to a large number of buffalo, leopard and lion, along with a variety of antelope and abundant birdlife.

Once onboard, there are a range of activities on offer, so you can choose just how much you want to pack into your holiday or how relaxed you want to be. Hop on a tender river safari boat to get up close to some of the stunning wildlife, take a morning birding cruise down the river with a knowledgeable guide, go on land and explore an authentic African village with curio shopping opportunities or try your luck at catching a legendary Tiger Fish.

Each of the 14 suites on Zambezi Queen features air-conditioning and your own private balcony, where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the Chobe River and African landscape beyond. Wake up to the sight of an elephant drinking from the river, or watch a fish eagle take flight – all from the comfort of your own luxurious bed. There are 10 Standard Suites and 4 Master Suites.

On the top deck you are transported to a sophisticated leisurely space with a separate dining area, bar, rear viewing deck, intimate lounge and a large front deck with loungers and plunge pool.

Example Details For Zambezi Queen

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Master Suite - 2 Night Itinerary
Includes: Transfers to/from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration; transfers to/from Kasane Immigration and the boat; all meals; all soft drinks, mineral water, tea/coffee, wines and beers; water-based game viewing and bird watching on tender boats; a land-based cultural tour of a local village; and tiger/bream fishing in season are included. PLEASE NOTE: Premium alcoholic beverages (spirits, sparking wine and dessert wine) are NOT included.

Location

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Chief's Camp

Okavango Delta: 4 Nights

Chief's Camp is a luxury bush camp situated on Chief's Island in the exclusive Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. In this "predator capital of Africa", wild dog, lion, cheetah and leopard abound, and guests enjoy exceptional opportunities to interact with this amazing environment.

Since the introduction of white rhino into the area, this is the only place in Botswana where these magnificent animals can be seen in their natural environment.

Game viewing opportunities include daily excursions in open-sided 4x4 vehicles and quiet mokoro excursions along narrow Delta channels during the flood season (subject to water levels). Expert guides are always on hand to offer a wealth of wildlife knowledge, to help you make the most of these rare and wonderful opportunities.

Chief's Camp has been so skillfully integrated into the landscape that guests can often view game without even leaving camp. Shaded from the heat of the day by a beautiful grove of jackalberry trees, Chief's Camp is so remote you'll feel like the only humans for miles and miles.

10 secluded, luxury bush pavilions and one suite are designed for ultimate privacy and comfort, and to offer you a front row seat for this rich and rewarding African adventure. Each pavilion features a thatched roof, spacious seating area, en-suite facilities with indoor and outdoor shower as well as a private game viewing deck with hammock and deck chairs.

The main lodge area houses the dining area, curio shop, library and reception area.

There is also an exquisite swimming pool and a range of spa treatments are offered by the beauty therapist in a poolside treatment sala (high season only).

Example Details For Chief's Camp

Nights: 4 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Luxury Bush Pavilion
Includes: All meals; all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (except premium brands); shared game view activities; and Park fees are included.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

Location

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Important Travel Information For Zambia

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

Certain nationalities require a visa to enter Zambia - these include nationalities from the UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand. If you are a passport holder from another country, please contact your local Zambia High Commission or Embassy for up-to-date visa requirements or check this website: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Zambia

The visa can issued at any Zambia Embassy or on arrival at an entry point, or you can now obtain an e-Visa prior to travel via https://evisa.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/#/.  Single and double entry visit visas are available at all ports of entry, but multi-entry visas are not. If you plan to get a visa on arrival, make sure you have the correct amount of cash (US dollars) with you as change may not be available.

Current visa costs (subject to change) are as follows: Single Entry Visa USD 50 per person; Double/Multipe Entry Visa USD 80 per person; Day Tripper Visa USD 20 per person (enter and exit through same port); Transit Visa USD 50 per person.

If you enter through Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka or the Harry Mwanga International Airport in Livingstone, you can now make payment for single and double entry visas via credit card at the Zambian Immigration desks.

For visitors wanting to travel across to Zimbabwe, the KAZA UniVisa is also an option (although unfortunately this is not always available). This visa allows tourists of certain nationalities to travel freely between Zambia and Zimbabwe, within a 30 day period from the date of their first entry. This same visa will also allow those who cross into Botswana for a day trip to come back into Zambia (or Zimbabwe) without paying any extra visa fees - please note however it is not valid if staying in Botswana overnight. The UniVisa can ONLY be obtained at SELECTED border posts (currently Harry Mwaanga/Livingstone Airport, Victoria Falls Land Border, Kazungula Land Border (border with Botswana) and Kenneth Kaunda/Lusaka Airport) - the current price is USD 50 per person (subject to change) and payable in cash. To check whether you are eligible for this visa, please visit https://www.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/kaza-univisa/.

For everyone entering Zambia, your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry and have at least 2 blank pages for entry/exit stamps.

PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with current passport and visa requirements.

Medical

You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to Zambia.

To help prevent diarrhoea, avoid tap water – drink only bottled water and use bottled water for tooth brushing, and avoid ice made with tap water – and only eat fruit or vegetables that are cooked or can be peeled. To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids, and keep out of the midday sun.

There is no risk of yellow fever in Zambia, so a yellow fever vaccination is NOT required for travellers whose sole destination is Zambia. However, in accordance with International Health Regulations, Zambia requires all travellers over one year of age arriving from a yellow fever risk country, or having been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of such a country, to have a yellow fever certificate. These countries include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

There is a risk of malaria in all areas of Zambia - check with your doctor about suitable antimalarial tablets. Dengue fever can also be transmitted via mosquito bites. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.

Tsetse flies are found throughout some of Zambia's National Parks, especially in the Luangwa Valley and Kafue National Park. There have been some cases of sleeping sickness occurring after a tsetse fly bite, although these are mainly amongst farmers and other locals who have repeated exposure to bites. However, the fly can still deliver a painful bite, so it is advisable to take necessary precautions - don't wear dark colours, especially black and blue (including denim), wear long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and don't walk through bushes during the hottest part of the day.

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Important Travel Information For Namibia

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

Holders of the following passports do not require a visa to enter Namibia when travelling as a tourist for stays up to 3 months:

United Kingdom; United States of America; Canada; Australia; New Zealand; Ireland; Belgium; Netherlands; Italy; France; Germany; Spain; South Africa.

If you are a passport holder from another country, please contact your local Namibia High Commission or Embassy for up-to-date visa requirements, as citizens of certain countries are required to obtain visas before travelling. You can also check on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Namibia

Please note that if you are applying to the Embassy for your visa, some visas can take a long time to be processed so please do take this into consideration, as it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa in place before you travel.

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Namibia and have sufficient blank pages for entry/exit stamps - at least 3.

TRAVELLING TO/FROM NAMIBIA WITH CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE AT DATE OF TRAVEL: The following requirements apply regardless of nationality. Parents travelling with children must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child, showing full details of the child's parents. If the birth certificate is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by a sworn translation issued by a competent authority in the country concerned. If the child is adopted, the adoption certificate must be produced. If only one parent is travelling, said parent must also show consent in the form of an affidavit from the other parent named on the birth certificate authorising the child to travel (the affidavit must be no more than 6 months old from the date of travel), or a court order granting full parental responsibilities to the travelling parent, or (where applicable) a death certificate for the deceased parent. Legally separated parents should also provide a court order when the other parent does not give consent. Where a person is travelling with a child who is not their biological child, he/she must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child supplemented by affidavits from the child's parents/legal guardian giving consent for the child to travel and copies of the identity documents or passport of the parents/legal guardian PLUS their contact details. There are also additional rules for unaccompanied minors - available on request. PLEASE NOTE: All documents must be original - PHOTOCOPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED. In the case of foreign countries that do not issue unabridged birth certificates, a letter to this effect issued by the competent authority of the foreign country should be produced. For more information, please contact your Namibia High Commission.

Please note that plastic bags are banned in all Namibian National Parks. Arriving visitors are requested to avoid bring plastic bags into the Parks and any plastic bags in your possession will be removed by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism personnel when you enter any of the National Parks.

PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with current passport and visa requirements.

Medical

You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to Namibia.

To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids, and keep out of the midday sun.

There is a risk of malaria in the Caprivi Strip. During the summer/wetter months (November-June), it is also advisable to take malaria precautions if you are visiting the Etosha National Park although the risk of malaria during this time is still deemed to be low. Check with your doctor about suitable antimalarial tablets. Dengue fever can also be transmitted via mosquito bites. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.

There is no risk of yellow fever in Namibia, so a yellow fever vaccination is NOT required for travellers whose sole destination is Namibia. However, in accordance with International Health Regulations, Nambia requires all travellers over one year of age arriving from a yellow fever risk country, or having been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of such a country, to have a yellow fever certificate. These countries include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

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Important Travel Information For Botswana

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

Holders of the following passports do not require a visa to enter Botswana when travelling as a tourist for stays up to 90 days: United Kingdom; United States of America; Canada; Australia; New Zealand; Ireland; Belgium; Netherlands; Italy; France; Germany; Spain; South Africa. If you are a passport holder from another country, please contact your local Botswana High Commission or Embassy for up-to-date visa requirements, as citizens of certain countries are required to obtain visas before travelling. Please note that if you are applying to the Embassy for your visa, some visas can take a long time to be processed so please do take this into consideration, as it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa in place before you travel.

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Botswana and have sufficient blank pages for the Botswana entry/exit stamps (at least 2).

TRAVELLING TO/FROM BOTSWANA WITH CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE AT DATE OF TRAVEL: The following requirements apply regardless of nationality. Parents travelling with children must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child, showing full details of the child's parents. If the birth certificate is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by a sworn translation issued by a competent authority in the country concerned. If the child is adopted, the adoption certificate must be produced. If only one parent is travelling, said parent must also show consent in the form of an affidavit from the other parent named on the birth certificate authorising the child to travel (the affidavit must be no more than 6 months old from the date of travel), or a court order granting full parental responsibilities to the travelling parent, or (where applicable) a death certificate for the deceased parent. Legally separated parents should also provide a court order when the other parent does not give consent. Where a person is travelling with a child who is not their biological child, he/she must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child supplemented by affidavits from the child's parents/legal guardian giving consent for the child to travel and copies of the identity documents or passport of the parents/legal guardian PLUS their contact details. There are also additional rules for unaccompanied minors - available on request. PLEASE NOTE: All documents must be original - PHOTOCOPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED. In the case of foreign countries that do not issue unabridged birth certificates, a letter to this effect issued by the competent authority of the foreign country should be produced. For more information, please contact your Botswana High Commission.

Please note that plastic bags are banned in Botswana. This ban is primarily aimed to reduce plastic in commercial use (as opposed to tourists bringing in plastic bags to carry personal property), however, we would strongly recommend guests avoid bringing plastic bags into the country if possible.

PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with current passport and visa requirements.

Medical

You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to Botswana.

To help prevent diarrhoea, avoid tap water – drink only bottled water and use bottled water for tooth brushing, and avoid ice made with tap water – and only eat fruit or vegetables that are cooked or can be peeled. To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids, and keep out of the midday sun.

There is a risk of malaria in the northern half of Botswana, including Chobe and the Okavango Delta, particularly during the months of November to June - check with your doctor about suitable antimalarial tablets. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.

There is no risk of yellow fever in Botswana, so a yellow fever vaccination is NOT required for travellers whose sole destination is Botswana. However, in accordance with International Health Regulations, Botswana requires all travellers over one year of age arriving from a yellow fever risk country, or having been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of such a country, to have a yellow fever certificate. These countries include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.