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Following directly on from our Dunes & Salt Pans Tour is our 7 dayDelta & Falls Tour, which takes us into Botswana and Zimbabwe. The adventure starts immediately after landing in Maun, as we take to the skies again in light planes to go deep into the Okavango Delta. The flight will help you see the extent and size of this delta and subject to weather conditions, we will have good viewing of wildlife from the air as we make our way to the lodge. We explore the streams of the delta in Mokoros, the modern day version of dug out canoes, as well as taking a bush walk and gaining an understanding of life here from our Polers. We fly back out of the delta and move to Chobe National Park where a plethora of wildlife awaits us, both on and off the river. The sunsets on the river are stunning and the Hippos are amazing to watch! The final sector of the tour takes us into Zimbabwe and to Victoria Falls. One of the Wonders of the World, the power and majestic sight of the Zambesi gushing down into the gorge is incredible.Click hereto view the brochure, which includes the full itinerary, pricing and registration form. The brochure also covers our Dunes & Salt Pans Tour. Register for both this and our Dunes & Salt Pans tour by the end of December 2018 to save $500 per person when you book your flights with us.
There is so much to see in Southern Africa and our 10 dayDunes & Safari tourexplores the highlights of Namibia. Travel with us in July and see the towering dunes of the Namib-Naukluft Desert, including Dune 45, take a light plane scenic flight over the desert and coast up to Swakopmund, as well as game drives in the large expanse that is Etosha National Park, with it's savannah and salt pans and opportunities to see the Big 5 amongst many other species of animal and birds. The tour starts and finishes in Johannesburg, which gives you the possibility of extending your trip to include a visit to Cape Town or continue on with us on our Delta & Falls tour.Click hereto view the brochure, which includes the full itinerary, pricing and registration form. The brochure also covers our Delta & Falls tour. Register for both this and our Delta & Falls tour before the end of December 2018 to save $500 per person when you book your flights with us.
We would love you to join us on our 19 dayTreasures of Africatour in May next year. The tour visits some of the jewels of this great continent starting in Cape Town where we visit Robben Island and of course Table Mountain. Then, out along the famed Garden Route to George before flying up to Johannesburg and onward to Pilanesburg for our Safari experience and the opportunity to see the Big 5. Lastly we fly up to Zimbabwe and visit the powerful and majestic Victoria Falls. Click herefor a copy of the brochure, giving a full itinerary, pricing and the registration form. Now is the time to register for the tour, as we have an Early bird saving of $500 per person when you register for the tour by the end of October and you book your airfares with us. International airfares are not included in the tour cost due to the variety of ways of getting to Africa these days, as well as the class of travel. Premium Economy has increased in popularity as it fills a 'comfort' niche between economy and business classes. As a full service travel agency, we can quote your preferred airline/class of travel for you.
Where will you be making memories next year? Believe it or not, holiday bookings are in full swing for 2019. All of the airlines and suppliers have their Early Bird specials and offers out now, hoping to entice bookings for next year. And if you are in a position to take advantage of these deals, there are genuine savings to be made. Planning is the key, working out your travel dates, and ensuring you can be away for the length of time required to enjoy that special holiday in the sun, cruise in the Med or adventure in Africa. Talking of Africa, we run our own tours in Africa under our Africa Encounters brand and this newsletter has details of three of our tours running next year. We are also offering Early Bird savings by booking soon, so click here to find out which tour is for you!
You may have seen Flight Centre's advertisements on TV for their Travel Expo at the ASB Showgrounds, Auckland, this weekend. The good news is that even if you live outside of Auckland, you can still take advantage of the offers that will be available onSaturdayandSunday. We will have access to all the same deals Flight Centre will be offering, and the best news is that you won't have to queue up at the Showgrounds and wait to be seen - just contact us with what takes your fancy and we will do the rest. We don't get notice of what offers will be promoted until literallySaturday morning, so there's no time to send out a flyer. If you see something you would like more information on, please get in touch. (0800 377 479) A word of caution though, the deals are only availableon SaturdayandSundayand have to be paid for at the time of booking, so as mentioned above, planning is the key! We will be offering Gem Visa payment facilities, so if you have one of their cards, there will be an extended offer with them, I'm sure.