Dr. Joe Ratliff 11-Day Adventure to Victoria Falls, July 24 - August 3, 2023

USD $7,795.00
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Location: Victoria Falls
  • Product code: Ratliff23V

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DAILY ITINERARY

July 24 - August 3, 2023

Day 1 July 24: Depart IAH for Johannesburg, South Africa 

Day 2 July 25: Arrive South Africa - Dinner and overnight in Johannesburg 

Day 3 July 26: Meet & Greet/ Transfer to Chobe Safari Lodge After your arrival at Kasane Airport, you will be welcome and transfer to the lodge by the driver from Chobe Safari Lodge. Check-in and then you will be served lunch and have a free afternoon before you enjoy a sunset boat cruise or game drive in Chobe National Park this afternoon. Back to the lodge and Buffet dinner is served before bedtime.

Day 4 & 5 July 27 & 28: Chobe Safari Lodge – Chobe National Park Safari Six activities are included for your stay at Chobe Safari Lodge. Guests can choose between game drives and boat cruises. It is recommended to do at least one sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River, as the game viewing is excellent. You will have two Boat cruises and four Game drives during your stay at Chobe Safari Lodge. You will have two activities of full days (morning and afternoon) and you will have one activity on half days and depending on your logistical schedule.

Day 6 July 29: Road Transfer to David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa - Livingstone Today you will have breakfast and Morning Safari then back to the lodge to check out and short trip to David Livingstone Safari & Spa crossing the Kazungula bridge and board. You will then check in and stay here for three nights at half board (Dinner, bed, and breakfast) and two Activities 1 x Guided Tour of the Falls and 1 x Sunset Boat Cruise. Later in the afternoon, you will have an afternoon Sunset Boat Cruise with some commentary snacks and drinks (beers, Soft Drinks, and selected Spirits and wines), Later back to the lodge in time for dinner and bedtime.

Day 7 July 30: Guided Victoria falls Tour & Game drive and Rhino Tracking in Mosi oa Tunya National Park Breakfast in the morning and then you will be picked up for the guided tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, your tour will end with the visit to the craft center within the falls before being dropped off at the lodge. You will have lunch and free time to relax, you can take a siesta or book a massage from the spa. Later in the afternoon you will be picked up for the game drive safari in Mosi oa Tunya National Park in search of White Rhinos then back to the lodge, relax, and later dinner time.

Day 8  July 31: Optional Activities – Victoria Falls Zambia You will have a free full day to try other amazing optional activities you have on your bucket list.

Day 9 Aug 1: Departure Breakfast and later you will check out of the lodge, followed by a road transfer to Livingstone intl airport in time for your flights and then onward connection.

Day 10 Aug 2: Depart Johannesburg 

Day 11 Aug 3: Arrive back home

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change due to various factors and the tour guide’s discretion.


PRICING:

  • $7795 per person based on double occupancy.
  • Single room supplement - $1495
  • $500 per person with registration to secure space.
  • 50% of the total amount is due on or before February 24, 2023
  • Balance due on or before May 24, 2023
 

FLIGHT SCHEDULE:

  • UA1429 24JUL IAH EWR    1200P 0438P 24JUL  
  • UA 188  24JUL EWR JNB     0845P 0545P 25JUL  
  • UA 187  02AUG JNB EWR   0800P 0550A 03AUG  
  • UA 702  03AUG EWR IAH   0820A 1056A 03AUG

* Flight times, flight numbers, equipment, gates, and seats are subject to change. For the most current information check the airline website.


INCLUDED:

AIR: The Standard Tour includes round-trip, economy-class airfare from the international departure city listed in the itinerary. Group airfares are based on contracted rates and are highly restrictive. Seats will be assigned by the airline at check-in, and specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Upgrades such as Comfort, Premium, Business, or First Class are not available with the standard tour. Participants who wish to upgrade or purchase a specific seat should choose the Land Only option when registering. Participants are responsible for providing frequent flyer numbers, TSA PreCheck, and Global Entry information upon check-in. Group fares do not permit schedule deviations. Participants who wish to deviate from the group schedule should choose the Land Only option. 

LAND ONLY: Participants who wish to arrange their own air should choose the Land Only option. $1000 will be deducted from the standard tour price when selecting this option. Participants arranging their own air should notify Signature Tours prior to the second payment date listed on the payment schedule. Transportation to and from the airport/hotel can be arranged by Signature Tours for Land Only passengers.

GROUND/TRANSFERS: The group will be met by a Signature Tours representative and transferred to the hotel/airport.

HOTELS: Superior First Class hotels throughout. Priced on the basis of two persons sharing a room with a private bath and shower.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: A limited number of single rooms are available at additional supplement prices. Signature Tours and/or the group leader will make every attempt to pair single participants requesting a roommate. However, the single supplement fee will be charged for each person occupying a single room, whether by choice or circumstances.

SAFARI CAMPS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks included at Safari Camp. National park fees, guides, and laundry service included.  

MEALS: Breakfast and dinner daily. Individuals will be responsible for purchasing lunch each day. The cost is typically between $10 and $20 per lunch. 

SIGHTSEEING: As and wherever indicated on the itinerary, entrance fees to all places of interest listed in your itinerary, and the services of English-speaking guides. 

PORTERAGE: Fees and charges for the porterage of one piece of baggage per person not to exceed 50lbs, in connection with all transfers and at airports throughout the entire itinerary are included. In addition to one checked bag, each traveler is also allowed one personal item such as a purse, briefcase, book bag, or small backpack. See carrier website for airline-specific baggage restrictions and requirements.

SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES: Service charges as required by hotel management and taxes as imposed by national and/or local governments and/or governments and/or administrations (wherever these are normally added to the bill.) on the date of this brochure are included.

OTHER: Tips, taxes, and airport taxes ARE INCLUDED in the selling price. 

NOT INCLUDED: Excess baggage fees, passport fees, visa fees, items of a personal nature such as in-room service, laundry, etc., soft drinks, beverages that are not on the regular table menu. Any service not indicated in the itinerary and/or the above list of included features.

PASSPORTS: Passports must be valid and not expire at least six months or more from the return home date. If applicable, enter "RENEWING" or "APPLIED FOR" when completing registration.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: This tour requires a substantial amount of walking. Many of the sites are not accessible by wheelchair, and the uneven terrain is not feasible for rollators. Signature Tours reserves the right to refuse individuals who may require special attention beyond what the tour guide and tour host can provide.

CANCELLATION POLICY: The $500 per person deposit is nonrefundable. Other payments exceeding the $500 per person are refundable in full up to sixty days prior to departure. After this date, refunds for unused accommodations and services will be limited to the amount received from and/or credited by all carriers, sightseeing operators, and hotels.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel Insurance is not included in the purchase price. For your convenience, we offer travel insurance through Travelex Insurance Services. For more information and rates, please review the product flyer or Click Here to enroll in the plan.

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