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New Photo Safari: Capture Kenya’s Great Migration

Capture Kenya's Most Famous Migration
Are you an avid wildlife photographer? Maybe even a keen amateur? If so, then I have just two words for you: Great Migration!

Imagine the thrilling photos you’ll capture as you’re surrounded by hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra thundering over the plains, with predators in hot pursuit…

You owe it to yourself to join us on an exciting NEW African photography adventure — our Kenya Migration Photo Safari!

We’ve carefully arranged every detail of this exceptionally wildlife-rich safari to ensure an incredible experience for the select few travelers who join us.

Note these special features:

  • We travel to private reserves, avoiding more heavily visited parks — the only crowds we’ll meet are crowds of animals!
  • Small groups, with a maximum of 9 travelers, ensure the best photography experience
  • Our photo-friendly vehicles carry just 3 guests per truck, with a window seat for everyone and plenty of room for gear
  • Small luxury bush camps, including our private mobile camp in a remote corner of the Maasai Mara, ensure personalized attention and exceptional comfort
  • Our outstanding Expedition Leader is not only one of Africa’s top naturalist safari guides, but a superb professional photographer who will be by your side with tips at every turn
  • Fly to and from the migration, skipping long, dusty overland drives
  • Stay at a brand-new luxury safari lodge for additional close-up photography in Nairobi National Park.

We’re offering just two departures of this matchless African photo adventure — truly the safari of a lifetime for wildlife photography aficionados!

For more information or to book,

click here to contact Traveline

or call us at 1-888-700-TRIP.

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Wilderness Safari’s Six Countries Summer Special in Africa

African Safari

This fantastic special takes place over a time of abundance when the explosion of new life attracts predators across the productive paradise that is summer in the southern hemisphere. Plus, 26 luxury camps and a diverse range of experiences in six spectacular African countries to mix and match – at unbeatable value for money!
 
Features of this Special
– Unmatched value for money – reduced accommodation and flying rates
– No single supplements on accommodation or flying (except in Malawi & South Africa)
– 50% discount on accommodation for children between the ages of 6-14 years sharing with adults in a family room
– Extended validity from 10 November 2012 up to and including 20 March 2013 (excludes the festive season from 20 December 2012 – 10 January 2013)
– Unprecedented flexibility in itinerary design
– Travel to key areas of Africa and combine a vast range of complementary experiences
Countries: Botswana – Malawi – Namibia – South Africa – Zambia – Zimbabwe

For more information or to book,

click here to contact Traveline

or call us at 1-888-700-TRIP.

New Photo Trip: Mountain Gorillas

NEW TRIP! Mountain Gorilla Photography Expedition
If you have an interest in nature photography,I bet you can easily think of a half-dozen nature photo destinations that are on your lifetime travel list, from Antarctica to Zimbabwe!

But here’s one you may not have considered, and you should…

The Mountain Gorillas of Central Africa!

Imagine trekking into the dense rainforests of Rwanda and Uganda, guided by expert gorilla trackers, to capture the special moments that come from observing one of the world’s few remaining populations of wild mountains gorillas — a species which shares 98.3% of humans’ genetic code. Snap images of babies clinging to mothers’ backs, juveniles munching on leaves and giant male silverbacks surveying their surroundings.

On our newest Nat Hab Photo Tour, we’ve taken our classic gorilla safari and added additional tracking days for more chances to gain that special image.

We’ve also arranged for one of Africa’s top wildlife photography leaders — Simon Stobbs — to guide this exceptional primate journey, allowing our small and exclusive group to gain valuable experience in photographing gorillas (four treks!), chimpanzees and golden monkeys in the wild.

There’s simply no other primate photo safari out there with this depth of experience and expertise. So if nature photography is your thing, I’d suggest you consider this special adventure!

A safari like this — with a top guide like Simon and only 11 spaces for our guests — is sure to sell out quickly.

Trip Highlights

  • Four separate gorilla tracking expeditions—two days each in Uganda and Rwanda—to maximize photo opportunities with the last of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas
  • Complete the primate experience in Kibale Forest National Park to photograph wild chimpanzees and colobus monkeys, and see golden monkeys as well
  • Join NHA’s top Expedition Leaders as we track the famed primates, as well as traditional African plains game and predators, on the savannas of the western Rift Valley
Location of Adventure

Uganda and Rwanda

Group Size Limit

Approximately 11 travelers
A very important feature of our trips is the limited group size, as nature expeditions are best experienced with small groups of travelers.

Our Specialized 4 x 4 Safari Vehicles
The safari vehicles we use on this trip add greatly to our overall experience. They were specially designed for adventures in Uganda and Rwanda, with two goals in mind: providing comfort during overland drives on sometimes rough roads, and allowing for excellent game-viewing opportunities for each passenger. We use Nissan Patrols, Land Cruisers and Land Rovers in varying sizes. Depending on our group size, we may use a vehicle that seats seven, five, or three passengers, plus a driver, and each traveler will always have a window seat. Every vehicle has roof hatches that we leave open during game drives for 360-degree viewing and photo opportunities, but which can be closed for comfort during longer drives. All are four-wheel-drive and are fitted with high-quality, imported tires, to ensure that we can press on through rough spots. Seat belts are three-point, instead of the typical lap belts found in most safari vehicles, for added safety. All vehicles are outfitted with a cooler box with drinks, as well as tea and coffee, guide books on mammals, birds and trees, umbrellas, and bean bags upon request for avid photographers. Each vehicle was designed with an environmentally friendly oil bypass filtration system that allows for an extended engine service period. This limits the amount of waste oil that must be disposed of, as Uganda and Rwanda do not yet have oil recycling facilities.

Included

Accommodations, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, all meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on final day, bottled water, services of NHA Expedition Leader, local guides and lodge staff, gorilla trackers, and one porter on gorilla treks, most gratuities, four gorilla, two chimpanzee, and one golden monkey trekking permit per person, all entrance fees and taxes.

Not Included

Travel to and from start and end point of trip, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance, and required medical evacuation insurance.

Physical Requirements

Moderate to Difficult
The strenuous (sometimes very strenuous) treks to the gorillas usually take between two and three hours, but can be as short as 15 minutes and as long as four to eight hours (we’ve had one trek take even longer than that). We travel at a pace to accommodate all hikers. Travelers are not required to participate in all activities and are welcome to forgo any portion of the program. Travelers should be aware that if they turn around due to fatigue, illness or any other reason, the remainder of the group, including the Expedition Leader, will go on. The returning traveler will be escorted by a local guide.

Important Information

Perhaps the two biggest benefits of choosing NHA for your primate photo safari are our professional Expedition Leaders and our carefully crafted itinerary—both are integral for an extraordinary journey through the highlights of Uganda and Rwanda without backtracking. Our leader understands our guests’ needs and makes special arrangements to capitalize on impromptu opportunities along the way. This trip is designed for those seeking exposure to the range of habitats of the mountain gorilla. NHA has been visiting gorillas in Africa since 1989, and this itinerary is the pinnacle of our offerings. A total of four gorilla treks — two in each of Bwindi (Uganda) and in the Virungas (Rwanda) — are the highlight. In addition, we’ll visit the chimps of Kibale Forest and observe Africa’s classic wildlife at Queen Elizabeth National Park. We ask our guests to understand that the accommodations in this region are not, collectively, of the standard that may be found in other more established safari countries. Some lodges are very luxurious while others are plain but clean and comfortable.

Getting There & Getting Home

Please plan to arrive in Entebbe, Uganda in time for a 7 pm welcome dinner on Day 1. We encourage travelers to arrive a day or more early to rest from their long plane trip. You are free to depart from Kigali, Rwanda after 3 pm on the final day.

For more information or to book,

click here to contact Traveline

or call us at 1-888-700-TRIP.

andBeyond Safari Offers

Reminder about our new Signature Offers – In addition to our existing Signature Offers, &Beyond has created the following new packages to offer even more value for our travel partners:

• Honeymoon special
• Fly me around Botswana
• Fly me around Tanzania

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Helicopter on Us – Saving from USD 270 ppsSpend 4 nights or more at either Khwai River Lodge or Savute Elephant Lodge and include Eagle Island Campand receive a complimentary 35-minute helicopter excursion from Eagle Island Camp.

  • New bookings only
  • Valid for travel until 31 March 2013

City on Us – Saving from ZAR 1 495 pps

Spend 4 nights at either Eagle Island Camp, Khwai River Lodge or Savute Elephant Camp and receive a complimentary night at either Mount Nelson or the Westcliff (at the guest’s discretion).

  • New bookings only
  • Valid for travel from 01 November 2012 to 14 June 2013 and 16 October to 31 December 2013

or

Spend 6 nights at either Eagle Island Camp, Khwai River Lodge or Savute Elephant Camp and receive a complimentary night at either Mount Nelson or the Westcliff (at the guest’s discretion).

  • New bookings only
  • Valid for travel from 15 June – 15 October 2013
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True East Africa Family SafariSpend 1 night at Legendary Lodge, 2 nights at &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, 3 nights at &Beyond Klein’s Camp, 2 nights at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and a day room at The Arusha Hotel and the flights are on us.

  • Saving from USD 1 327 pps
  • New bookings only
  • Valid for travel from 01 November 2012 to 31 December 2013Enquire
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Deposit for Signature Offers decreased to only 20%Signature Offers deposit decreased

  • Signature Offers no longer require a 50% deposit
  • Deposit of 20% to be paid within 14 days of confirmation
  • Signature Offers can be booked at any time
  • Regrettably, Signature Offers are non-refundable

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Worlds of Wonder – Stay 7 Pay 5Stay 4 Pay 3 at  &Beyond Phinda Forest or Mountain Lodge and Stay 3 Pay 2 at The Bay Hotel in Cape Town.

  • Saving from ZAR 6 900 pps
  • Valid for new bookings only
  • Valid for travel from 1 October to 13 December 2012 and 1 April to 12 December 2013
  • Offers is only valid when both properties are booked as a package

Pristine Wilderness and Atlantic Views – Stay 4 Pay 3

Spend 2 nights at Tintswalo Atlantic and 2 nights at Tintswalo Safari Lodge and receive a complimentary night at either Tintswalo Atlantic or Tintswalo Safari Lodge (at the guest’s discretion).

  • Saving from ZAR 3 900 pps
  • Valid for new bookings only
  • Valid for travel from 1 November 2012 to 31 October 2013

Unspoilt Edens and a Taste of Paradise – 2 nights free!!!

Stay 4 Pay 3 at &Beyond Phinda Vlei Lodge and Stay 3 Pay 2 at The Last Word Long Beach.

  • Saving from ZAR 9 445 pps
  • Offer valid for new bookings only
  • Valid for travel from 10 September to 20 December 2012

Value-adds at The Last Word Long Beach include:

  • FREE beverages, premium spirits, mini bar and wireless internet access
  • FREE upgrade of room type on arrival, if available
  • FREE pre-dinner snacks in the privacy of guests’ room or lounge area
  • FREE shuttle service within a 5km radius of the hotel
  • Wonderfully warm turndown with candles and little surprises

A Big Cat Safari EXTENDED – Stay 5 Pay 4

Spend 2 nights at &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp and 3 nights at &Beyond Phinda Vlei/Rock Lodge or
Spend 2 nights at &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge and 3 nights at &Beyond Phinda Mountain/Forest Lodge or
Spend 2 nights at &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp and 3 nights at &Beyond Phinda Mountain/Forest Lodge

  • Saving from ZAR 3 423 to ZAR 5 502 pp for 3 to 8 guests travelling
  • Offer valid for new bookings only
  • Seat on scheduled charter flight JNB to JNB
  • Valid for travel until 31 December 2013

Stay 12 Pay 8 Affordable Luxury Package

Stay 3 Pay 2 at Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa, Stay 3 Pay 2 at Franschhoek Country House, Stay 3 Pay 2 at Cybele Forest Lodge and Stay 3 Pay 2 at Shumbalala Game Lodge

  • Saving ZAR 10 935 pps
  • The offer is only valid for certain room types
  • New bookings only
  • Free nights will only apply when combining the above properties in the same itinerary
  • Offer valid until 20 December 2012

City & Wilderness Escape – Stay 7 Pay 6 and fly for free

Spend 3 nights at the award-winning Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town and travel on to Tswalu Kalahari for a 4-night African safari experience beyond all expectations.

  • Saving from ZAR 13 540 pps
  • New bookings only
  • Valid for travel until 19 December 2013 (excluding 22 December 2012 to 3 January 2013 and 4 to 8 February 2013)
  • Value adds:
    Complimentary transfers to and from Cape Town International Airport and the Execujet hangar
    Complimentary Malori sleep-out deck experience valued at ZAR 5 000
    Complimentary scheduled flights to and from Tswalu Kalahari

Lakeside Leisure and Desert Delights – Fantastic value adds

3 nights at Chitwa Chitwa and 3 nights at Tswalu The Motse

  • Saving from ZAR 6 500 pps
  • New bookings only
  • Value adds: signature massage and private deck dinner at both lodges; complimentary return airfares to and from Tswalu (from either Cape Town or Johannesburg)
  • Valid for travel until 20 December 2012

Leopard Spots and Rolling Waves – Fantastic value adds

3 nights at &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge and 4 nights at Fairmont Zimbali Resort

  • Saving from ZAR 1 200 pps
  • New bookings only
  • Value adds:
    Special offer includes 10% discount at &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge
    Additional Stay 7 Pay 6 value add in the high season.
  • Valid for travel until 30 November 2012

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Four for Three from Orient Express Safaris – Saving from USD 648 ppsStay 4 pay 3 at Eagle Island CampKhwai River Lodge or Savute Elephant Camp 

  • New bookings only made before 1 December 2012
  • Valid for travel from 1 November 2012 to 31 March 2013

Waterways to Waterfalls

Spend 2 nights at &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, 3 nights at &Beyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp/ &Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge and 2 nights at The Stanley and Livingstone

  • Saving from USD 669 pps
  • New bookings only
  • Valid for travel until 31 December 2012

Leopards and Dhow Sails

Spend 4 nights at &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp and 5 nights Benguerra Island

  • Saving from USD 1 184 pps
  • New bookings only
  • Valid for travel until 18 December 2012Enquire
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&Beyond Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara Tented Camp – Stay 3 Pay 2Stay 3 and Pay 2 at &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara Tented Camp

  • Saving from USD 215
  • New bookings only – no conversion of existing bookings
  • Valid for travel from 21 October to 20 December 2012
  • Combine this with complimentary night drives and walking safaris to create the ideal Masai Mara experience for less

Honeymooners’ offer – Complimentary nights and value adds

Stay 7, pay 5 at The Palms

  • Saving from USD 988
  • New bookings only
  • Valid for travel from 1 November to 19 December 2012
  • Value adds:
    • Complimentary aromasoul massage
    • One free half-hour yoga session per person
    • 10% discount voucher on PADI diving courses and a gift

True Wilderness to True Luxury – Stay 6 Pay 4

Spend 1 night at Legendary Coffee Lodge, 2 nights at Four Seasons Safari Lodge, 2 nights at Singita Explore Tented Mobile Camp, 2 nights at  &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, and 4 nights at &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge and get 2 nights free at the &Beyondlodges.

  • Saving from USD 2 730
  • New bookings only
  • Valid for travel from 1 January to 7 April 2013 and 1 November to 15 December 2013

Beach & Safari – Free nights and value adds

Stay 4 pay 3 at Amara and stay 7 pay 5 at Fundu Lagoon

  • Saving from USD 1 440
  • New bookings only
  • Value adds:
    Complimentary his and hers massage at Fundu Lagoon
    Complimentary his and hers massage at Amara
  • Valid for travel until 20 March 2013

Safari Camps and Serene Beaches

Spend 1 night at Southern Sun Mayfair, stay 3 pay 2 at &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara Tented Camp and 4 nights at Tijara Beach

  • Saving from USD 215
  • Stay 3 pay 2 at &Beyond Kichwa Tembo
  • New bookings only
  • Valid for travel until 16 December 2012 (excluding 15 July – 20 October high season)

Grassy Plains and Coral Reefs

Spend 1 night at Arusha Coffee Lodge, 2 nights at Tarangire Tree Tops, 3 nights at &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas and 4 nights at Kilindi

  • Saving from USD 893 pps
  • New bookings only
  • Valid for travel until 15 December 2012

Safari to Seashore

3 nights at Lamai Camp, 2 nights at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and stay 4 pay 3 at &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge

  • Saving from USD 267 pps
  • New bookings only
  • Valid for travel until 19 December 2012Enquire
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India – Stay 5 Pay 4Stay 5, pay 4 on a tiger safari with &Beyond

  • Saving from INR 23 000
  • New bookings only
  • Valid from 16 October 2012 to 31 December 2013

More India for less – Now extended

Stay 6 Pay 5
Stay 6, pay 5 with &Beyond.

Stay 8 Pay 6
Stay 8, pay 6 at any of our &Beyond lodges.

  • Saving from INR 23 000
  • New bookings only
  • Valid from 16 October 2012 to 31 December 2013
    Enquire

For more information or to book,

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or call us at 1-888-700-TRIP.

Micato Safaris


No vacation is as unforgettable as a safari, and when it’s a luxury safari with the outfitter voted World’s Best, what could be better? Well, how about when it’s the safari outfitter voted World’s Best a record nine times!? Micato Safaris was just voted the #1 World’s Best Safari Outfitter for a record ninth time by readers of Travel+Leisure magazine. Micato’s sojourns are deliberately luxurious, with amenities such as private plunge pools and personal butlers. Cultured safari guides educate, instruct and amuse on itineraries that offer an irresistible array of experiences from the sophisticated pleasures of Cape Town to the celebrated savannahs of the Serengeti and the near spiritual beauty of the Kalahari. And for every safari booked, Micato sends an African child to school. No wonder they’ve been voted World’s Best nine times.

For more information or to book,

click here to contact Traveline

or call us at 1-888-700-TRIP.