Celebrate Thanksgiving 2022 with Vegans, Baby and Alluring Africa on this very special trip to Southern Africa Nov. 23 – Dec. 4, 2022! The luxury experience starts in Johannesburg, South Africa with a vegan Thanksgiving meal. Then, it’s off to Botswana and the magnificent Okavango Delta where we take over two luxury explorer camps and spend the days on safari.
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Hosted by Diana Edelman of Vegans, Baby (me!!), this trip-of-a-lifetime is limited to only eight people. So, reserve your spot today! It’s only $9,125 per person (based on double occupancy), which is almost half of what a trip like this normally costs.
Vegan Luxury Tour to Botswana and Friendsgiving
Day 1 – 2 // Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg is one of Africa’s largest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. This bustling city offers a wide range of activities, attractions and plenty to do in and around the city including nearby Pretoria. Downtown is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organized tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.
- Veganized Thanksgiving meal
- Optional half-day tour
Days 3 – 7 // Duba Explorer’s Camp
Duba Explorers Camp in Northern Botswana is tucked away in the northeast corner, on a 33,000-hectare private reserve in the Okavango Delta. Due to its location at the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta, the surroundings are dominated by a permanent floodplain, interspersed with seasonal floodplains and grasslands and pockets of mopane and acacia woodlands. The camp’s location provides clear, unobstructed views across the surrounding water channels.
- During a stay at Duba Explorers Camp, step into the shoes of the early adventurers.
- Explore the water channels associated with the Ngoga River system by boat or traditional canoes (mekoro), meandering through channels created by hippos and elephants. The mekoro allows you to glide silently through the channel systems and experience an undisturbed water world around you.
- With over 400 bird species, birding is unsurpassed, with spectacular species like the malachite kingfisher zipping past you in a burst of color.
- Game drives in this paradise allow for exciting and safe encounters with the predators who are residents in the area.
- On guided walks explore the islands, wetlands, and plains, following the tracks and interpreting the signs of the wild. Guests might even be lucky enough to get a glimpse of a rare sitatunga or an elusive leopard.
- Three vegan meals daily, plus snacks and beverages on safari and afternoon tea and treats
Days 7 – 11 // Selinda Explorer’s Camp
Sandwiched between the beautiful Savute Channel, the awe-inspiring Chobe National Park, and the sensational Okavango Delta, the Selinda Reserve is a sanctuary well off the beaten track and offers visitors an exclusive wildlife viewing experience. Selinda Explorers Camp has achieved the Botswana Tourism Organization’s highest rating – “EcoTourism”. The atmosphere of the camp is one of bush elegance with a relaxed bohemian style, complemented by attentive staff, private professional service and fabulous food.
- The varied landscape hosts a wide variety of species in diverse habitats, including rare roan and sable antelopes, endangered African wild dogs, lions, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and large elephant herds, as well as numerous bird species (including the mighty African Fish Eagle).
- One of the core activities at Selinda Explorers Camp is a guided walk. Walks allow you to appreciate the stunning landscape on foot, peacefully, without the noise of engines.
- Canoeing the Selinda Spillway is one of the most unique experiences in southern Africa. An ideal morning or afternoon trip would be to paddle down the spillway and then walk or drive back to camp.
- Game drives are offered, both day and night. Take a night drive to see nocturnal species at their best.