WHAT DOES THIS TRIP OFFER?

  • Nearly three weeks among the incredible animals, scenery and people of Southern Africa
  • Both South Africa and Namibia in one trip
  • A variety of amazing hotels, lodges and camps
  • A choice of excellent food and wine

If you are considering joining us on this journey and need more information, please call us.


PRICE AND DISCOUNTS

Trip Price Per Person (CAD)
Prior to Discounts Below
20-day Trip
(Twin-share)
CAD _____ *see note
Tip Kitty CAD 345 (subject to minor adjustment once final prices are available)
Single space is available. The Single Supplement is CAD _____ *see note. This guarantees that you will have your own room throughout the entire tour.
*NOTE: Prices are not yet available but we are working closely with our representatives, transporters, airlines and hotels. We hope to identify prices for the fall of 2022 by the summer of 2021. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please call us.

Discounts (CAD) Per Person
Early Booking - Confirm booking by October 31, 2021 subtract CAD 500 per person
Alumni discount: For those who have previously been on one of our Private Journeys subtract CAD 200 per person
Multiple Booking discount: Four or more people booking together subtract CAD 100 per person
Payments Required

Due at time of booking - Deposit 1 - CAD 5000
Due Jan 31, 2022 - Deposit 2 - CAD 5000
Due May 31, 2022 - Tour Balance


Pre-tour hotel price for extra nights prior to start of tour (including breakfast, taxes and hotel fees)

Not yet available


DETAILS OF INCLUSIONS

General

Just like most of our Private Journeys, we include all transfers, transportation, hotels, guides and drivers and driver's helpers, hotel luggage-handlers, group activities, all site visits and the assistance of our own staff along the way. This approach gives our guests a more carefree experience and reduces the hassle factor considerably.

Meals

We have also included most lunches and dinners along the way and a few secret happy hours as well.
However, we have also chosen to leave a few mealtimes open to allow our guests to enjoy eating whatever, whenever and wherever they prefer.

Breakfasts: All breakfasts are included. You will wake up each morning to a feast including breads, rolls, pastries, yogurt, fruit, cereals, eggs and meats.

Lunches and Dinners: There will be a wide-selection of foods offered throughout the trip. Some restaurants will be very nice indeed.

Transportation

We include all transportation whenever the group moves from one place to another including local flights within South Africa and Namibia.

Transfers

Unlike many other travel companies, we do include the arrival and departure transfers.

Private Guides and Drivers

In all locations we will be accompanied by a professional local guide and driver.

Hotel accommodation in all locations

We include a wonderful selection of hotels, lodges and camps along the way. To see details of these, click "Our Hotels" on the previous webpage.

Entrance fees, park fees and other fees.

This tour includes a relatively large number of national parks and cultural sites, each of which charge admission. These costs are all included in the tour price.
If you were to travel through this region on your own, you would be paying significant amounts for each of these items, separately on the spot, every single day.

TrailFinders Documentation

We include a comprehensive Trip Planning Guide which is distributed about three months prior to departure.
We also provide a pre-departure package containing detailed instructions for your arrival, a comprehensive packing list and more.
As well, along the way, we issue a few local maps and related historical information.
Plus we include the full support of the TrailFinders' Tour Leader and a few surprises along the way.

Pre-Paid Extras

The payment of group tips is administered by TrailFinders staff during the journey on behalf of our guests, thereby freeing them from the hassles of reaching in their pocket every few hours to tip guides, drivers, trackers, facilitators, hotel staff and so on. The tip amounts are collected from our guests at time of booking. While they are not technically "included in the tour price" they are collected ahead of time to avoid inconveniencing our guests during the trip.

What's not included?

We do not include the following specific items in the price of our tour.

  • International air between Canada and Southern Africa. We are experts in international airfares to this region and can help you decide which routing and airline would be best for you. Please call us at 613-789-1900 or 888-765-7662 and we can discuss current options with you. If you are arranging your own air transportation, please check with us first to be sure you are aware of all necessary considerations.
  • Travel Insurance premiums
  • Visit to a Travel Medicine clinic and any prescribed vaccines or tablets
  • As on any trip, you will of course be expected to pay on the spot for your own personal expenses such as any meals that are not included, drinks, laundry, souvenirs and so on.

We have estimated extra costs. Please click on the button below.

If you have any questions at all concerning trip costs, please call us. We strive for absolute accuracy and honesty.

International Air Recommendations

We are well aware of all airlines and all routings to and from Canada and are available to assist you in determining your best option. This will include flights through one or more of the standard European or African hubs. If you are planning to book your own air tickets, please speak with us first.
For those of you who are planning to use Aeroplan points to book air seats, we recommend that you do this well in advance. Points seats are severely limited on each aircraft and they go fast, especially if you are looking for Business Class seats. Again, please speak with us first since we may be able to recommend good routings and airlines applicable to Aeroplan contracts.
We are always available to arrange your international air tickets according to your preferences. Please call us at 613-789-1900 or 888-765-7662.