Booking & Logistics
BOOKING – Skyler Bishop Photography has pre-booked this private safari with the operator, Capricorn Safaris, exclusive to our group only. Guest payments will be made to Skyler Bishop Photography.
A 25% non-refundable deposit secures your spot on the trip. Balance is due 60 days prior to departure.
Cancellation Fee Schedule:
- Greater than 60 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost
- Less than 60 days prior to departure: 100% of trip cost
COVID-19 Rescheduling Contingency
While we are confident travel in March 2022 will be possible, the COVID-19 pandemic may still be impacting travel. We will endeavor to be as flexible as possible if travel restrictions force the trip to be postponed. In the event the trip must be rescheduled to a future date, your payment will be applied to the rescheduled trip date. While park permit fees and charter flight costs rates are subject to change, no other additional fees will be applied if we must reschedule the trip due to the pandemic.
- Your money is applied to a future trip date in the event COVID-19 travel restrictions require the trip to be postponed.
- Park permit and charter flight fees are subject to change.
Travel Insurance is strongly recommended, as many policies have provisions regarding unexpected trip cancellations.
CONTACT ME to start the booking process.
WEATHER – Average daily temperatures in early-March are highs of 88°, with lows of 55° Fahrenheit. Warm/hot by mid-day, with cool and refreshing evenings. There is a good chance we might experience a rainstorm during this season as well, which is always welcome as it cools the air and creates memorable moments.
Because there is no permanent water where we will be traveling, there will be limited or possibly no mosquitos in the Kalahari.
SAFETY – Capricorn Safari has 40-years of experience guiding in Botswana and always makes guest safety and security their first priority. We will at all times be in the hands of immensely experienced guides who will be happy to answer any safety questions you have throughout the duration of our trip.
HEALTH – Reverse-osmosis filtered drinking water is provided for the duration of our trip. Our experienced camp crew is trained in food-safety and hygienic practices, and a basin of fresh water is put at your tent before meals so you can wash your hands before eating.
Please check with your doctor or a travel clinic for what (if any) vaccinations you might need in preparation for this trip. Proof of Yellow Fever inoculation is NOT required for entry into Botswana (unless you are arriving from an “endemic yellow fever zone” country).
All guest joining us on this trip must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All necessary COVID-19 testing will be arranged for our group, so that results will be ready and valid for your travel that requires it (excluding your initial departure flight from your home to Johannesburg). Testing guidelines and travel restrictions continue to change and any required tests will be arranged for our group. Each traveler is responsible for their own testing fees, which are subject to change.
GETTING THERE – It is the responsibility of each guest to book their transportation to and from Maun, Botswana. Once we arrive in Maun, we will be in the capable hands of Capricorn Safaris for the duration of our stay in-country. The charter flight into the Central Kalahari from Maun, as indicated in the safari itinerary, is included in your trip cost.
You will likely fly from your country of origin to Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB), and from there you’ll take a direct flight to Maun, Botswana (MUB) on a separate ticket. Most flights from JNB to MUB leave late-morning. For this reason, I recommend arriving the day prior and staying in a hotel in Johannesburg which I can help arrange for you. This will help you recover from your long trans-continental flight and will ensure that if you have delays on your inbound flight you don’t miss the connecting flight to MUB.
For the return trip, our safari ends mid-day in Maun. You’ll want to book the afternoon flight from MUB back to JNB. This should be good timing for an evening flight the same day from JNB back to your home.