The Ancient Pathways program is part of African Travel’s Exclusively Yours vacation portfolio of custom-tailored safaris for discerning travelers who want to individually experience the African continent at their own pace. Footprints of the Bushmen and The People of Zambia are two suggested 13-day itineraries on the Ancient Pathways program that can be custom-fitted to individual requirements.
Footprints of the Bushmen combines seven days in South Africa, with six days in Botswana, including dining with a local family at a home hosted dinner in Cape Town; walks with bushmen in Makgadikgadi Pan, Botswana to discover ancient cave paintings; and a privately guided visit to Soweto, to meet with residents, visit their homes, churches, and share a drink at a local shebeen, or pub.
Depending on season traveled, per person price ranges from $10,295 to $12,295 double occupancy. The single supplement begins at $2,695. Included are stays in luxury properties and in comfortable safari camps, all activities, spa treatment, most meals, all transfers for flights via private vehicle, and charter and bush flights within Africa. Round trip air fare from New York to Johannesburg and Maun is $1,395 economy; $5,895 business class. Seasonal supplements and taxes are additional.
The People of Zambia combines six days of Big 5 wildlife viewing with an experience of Zambian village life, including activities such as net fishing in dugout canoes or trekking into the forest to collect wild honey with local villagers, visiting ancestral homes, and even consulting with a local healer who can prepare herbal remedies for any ailment. Other activities include a riverboat cruise on the Zambezi River and a walking tour of Victoria Falls, as well as a visit by ox-cart to the human origins museum. Depending on season traveled, price ranges from $6,895 to $7,295 per person, based on double occupancy. Included are all accommodations, most meals and activities including game viewing and village visits, charter flight arrangements and flight transfers via private vehicle.
Single supplement ranges from $1,795 to $2,195 depending on season traveled. Economy air fare from New York to Johannesburg, including intra-Africa flights to Livingstone and Lusaka, costs $1,395; business class is $7,195.
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