2023 Namibia and Botswana Birding Tour - Part 1

March 16, 2023 @ 8:00AM — March 27, 2023 @ 5:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

2023 Namibia and Botswana Birding Tour - Part 1 image

Experience Namibia and Bostwana's best wildlife with Grassland Bird Trust!

Join us for an unforgettable birdwatching and wildlife viewing experience in Namibia and Botswana. We meet in Namibia's capital city, Windhoek. Over 12 days and 11 nights, we will search for Africa's birds (and wildlife) at:

  • Etosha National Park (lions, elephants, rhino, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, and 340 bird species)
  • Rundu (Kaisosi River Lodge where we can find the black cuckoo, reed cormorant, squacco, rufous-bellied, and green-backed heron)
  • Okavango Panhandle (home to water birds, Nile crocs, hippos, and more)
  • Divundu (Mahango and buffalo Game Parks home to the African elephant, lion, leopard, African wild dog, Giraffe, Warthog, and more).
  • And more.

Our professional guide is a naturalist and birder, and our leaders are Paloma Spina, a Grassland Bird Trust board member and Roberta Kravette, a travel advisor at Destination: Wildlife (see below).

Per person double occupancy - Total: $5,235. First 1/2 deposit (due by Nov 1): $2,617.5.

Per person single occupancy - Total: $5,565. First 1/2 deposit (due by Nov 1): $2,782.5.

Tour 1 dates (maximum 6 people, led by Paloma Spina) - March 16-27, 2023 (SOLD OUT!)

Tour 2 dates (maximum 6 people, led by Roberta Kravette) - March 29-April 9, 2023 (OPEN!)

Tickets will book fast so make sure to get your spot soon! Also, if you want to book a double room with a friend, spouse, etc. please let us know so that we can make arrangements.

We will seek out over 620 species of birds and wildlife traveling by air-conditioned vehicle with a window seat for each guest, take short walks and a private Okavango River cruise. After unforgettable days, we’ll enjoy breath-taking sunsets and delicious dinners at comfortable full-service lodges.

This birdwatching tour has been uniquely crafted exclusively for Grassland Bird Trust. For more information, please review our trip poster or call Roberta Kravette (see below).

And join our Travel List here to have the first choice for future GBT tours.

This birding-abroad adventure is a fund-raising event for the Grassland Bird trust.

A donation of $1,000.00 is included in each ticket cost providing vital funds for the Grassland Bird Trust's programs to conserve critical grassland habitats for endangered, threatened, and at-risk grassland birds in Washington County (and beyond) ($500 is included in the Part 1 first 50% payment and $500 included in the Part 2 - second 50% payment). This amount is tax deductible by law. You will be receiving an acknowledgement of your donation via email or by mail. You may use this letter for tax purposes. The remaining balance of your payment will be paid directly to Nature Travel Birds via Destination: Wildlife to secure your spot on the trip.

Our trip also helps conservation efforts in Namibia, the first country with conservation written into its constitution, and Botswana by working with local communities, businesses, and conservancies dedicated to preserving habitat and wildlife.

Your logistics coordinator is Roberta Kravette from Destination: Wildlife, a New York company formed to protect habitat and wildlife through responsible tourism.

Your health, safety, and comfort are our priority. Feel free to email Roberta with any concerns or questions, she is dedicated to helping us: rkravette@signpostpublishing.com.

Included in your cost are transportation in Namibia, lodging, and all meals for the 12-day/11-night tour.

Not included are airfare, travel insurance (mandatory), tips, alcohol, souvenirs, vaccinations (COVID-19 vaccination mandatory), and items of personal nature. For the most relaxed journey, arriving one night early is recommended - but not included. Ask Roberta. The group will arrive in Windhoek the night before departing flights. This cost is included in the package. Also note that according to the US Embassy, no regions in Namibia show evidence of high COVID-19 risk.

If you have any questions about payments, schedule, and information on tax-deductible donations or are not sure who to talk to, please email GBT board member Paloma Spina (pspina@grasslandbirdtrust.org).

We hope this tour is a fun way for you to support us while we thank you with this once-in-a-lifetime birding adventure with other passionate bird lovers.

Pictured: shaft-tailed whydah, Picture Credit: Nature Travel Birds

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