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Budget Eastern South Africa I

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 6 people
Destination(s): South Africa  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: May - June
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 24800 South Africa Rand (ZAR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 24800 South Africa Rand (ZAR)

The provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga on South Africa’s eastern seaboard boast some of the country’s finest birding as well as exceptional mammal viewing. An impressive 750 plus species of bird occur in the region, reflecting the wonderful natural diversity of the area; and this, coupled with a modern infrastructure well suited to the needs of the modern traveller, makes birding and travelling here such a delight. From the classic African savanna of the world-renowned Kruger National Park and the teeming Zululand game reserves, to the endemic-rich mist-belt forests of the Natal Midlands, this tour of Eastern South Africa offers the very best of southern African birding and game viewing for the budget conscious traveller.


Tour Dates 28th May to 8th June (12 days)
Tour Price ZAR 24,800 per person sharing (see below)
(Tour price fixed in ZAR, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations)
Tour Size Limited to 6 participants and 1 RBT leader

28th May - Johannesburg to Kruger National Park
29th to 31st May - Kruger National Park
1st June - Kruger NP to Wakkerstroom
2nd June - Wakkerstroom
3rd June - Wakkerstroom to Mkhuze Game Reserve
4th June - Mkhuze GR
5th June - Mkhuze GR to Eshowe
6th June - Eshowe to Howick via Dlinza Forest
7th June - Karkloof and Bulwer areas
8th June - Howick to Durban and depart

Budget Western South Africa I 17th to 28th May (12 days) ZAR TBA per person sharing

Financial Arrangements:
The fee for this Budget Eastern South Africa tour is ZAR 24,800 per person sharing.

The single supplement costs for the Budget Eastern South Africa tour is ZAR 2,750 and will be charged if you wish to have single accommodation. If RBT cannot provide you with a rooming partner although you choose to share, the single supplement will become applicable. We will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a rooming partner is found if you do wish to share.
Should you wish to pay for this tour in Great British Pound (£), Euro (€), or US Dollar (US$), please refer to our website for the current exchange rate.

This includes:
•Breakfasts only in Wakkerstroom and Eshowe;
•All lodgings;
•Ground transportation;
•Reserve entrance fees; and
•All guiding services (including local guides and a tour leader).

The tour fee does not include:
•ANY flights;
•Visa fees;
•Breakfasts in Kruger, Mkuze and Howick, as well as all lunches and dinners;
•Any drinks;
•Any gratuities;
•Telephone calls; and
•Laundry and other items of a personal nature.

a) Due to constantly fluctuating exchange rates, we now quote our tours in 4 currencies (see website for all 4 currencies). The tour price is however fixed only in the currency printed in bold (South African Rands), and the actual cost in the other currencies listed will be adjusted according to prevailing exchange rates at the time of final invoicing (usually 3 months before the tour.) The same applies to domestic flights (where applicable) and single supplement rates, which are also quoted in the respective fixed currency.

b) Rates are based upon group tariffs; if the tour does not have sufficient registration (a minimum of 5 paying participants) a small party supplement will have to be charged.

c) Furthermore, these costs are subject to unforeseen increases in tour related costs and may have to be adjusted as a result.

d) Lastly, we may be forced to change or alter the itinerary and / or the designated leader at short or no notice due to unforeseen circumstances; please be aware that we will attempt to adhere as close to the original program as possible.

Tipping (drivers, lodge and restaurant staff, local guides and your guide) is NOT included on this tour. Therefore, if you feel that your leader and/or any local staff or guides have given you excellent service, it is entirely appropriate to tip them.

Special Notes
•We will visit a variety of restaurants, when these are available, for breakfasts that are not included, as well as for lunches and dinners; however, on a few occasions you may be required to self-cater for meals. On these days we will go to supermarkets en route to our lodgings where you will be able to purchase food provisions.

•Much of our time is spent in vehicles, as we do have to cover long distances in order to get to the best areas for birds and animals. The more luggage you pack the less room there is in the vehicle, so it is important for the comfort of yourself and your fellow travellers that you do not over-pack. Kindly stick to 20kg (44lb) for check in luggage and 8kg (+-18lb) for hand luggage.

•A related issue is that in all areas that contain potentially dangerous animals, you are confined to the vehicle and are, quite understandably, not allowed to exit.

•Crime is problematic in certain areas of South Africa. Exercise caution as you would for any big city where crime exists. Do not unnecessarily flaunt cash and valuables and do not leave valuables exposed in the vehicle.

Arrival and Departure details
This tour does not include ANY international airfares. The tour will depart from OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) on day 1 no later than 9am; kindly arrive in advance of this time on this day or arrive the day before. Further meeting details in this regard will be forwarded to you in due course. The tour will conclude by 12 noon at King Shaka International Airport (Durban) on day 12.

Johannesburg is the main port of entry for international flights in South Africa and is well serviced by all of the world’s major airlines. We have the capacity to advise you on the best route according to your preferences, but your local travel agent will best be able to book these flights for you. If you would like further assistance kindly contact the office, we have a full-time in-house travel consultant that will happily help you plan your route. However, please DO NOT book your international flights until you have consulted the office for confirmation on the status of the tour.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tour Price (Per Person) €1,790 * £1,430 * USD2,320 * ZAR24,800
Single Supplement €200 * £160 * USD260 * ZAR2,750

Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.
Excludes flight costs.

About This Supplier
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Location: South Africa
Joined InfoHub: Sep 2007
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M17026 is one of the world’s longest established and most highly regarded birding tour companies. Based in South Africa with satellite offices in USA, Australia and New Zealand, their team of professional tour leaders and dedicated office support staff arrange and guide more than 250 annual birding and wildlife tours...

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