Travel Journaling Safari in Botswana

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Travel Journaling Safari in Botswana
January 19 - 31, 2010

Join Dave Fox and African Wildlife Specialist Bill Given on a Unique Writing Adventure in the Okavango Delta and Kalahari regions.

Enjoy a series lively journaling and essay writing classes as you explore Botswana's wildlife and culture. Writers of all skill levels welcome!


Travel Journaling Safari in Botswana

Explore Botswana's spectacular wilderness and bush culture, and capture it all in writing on this unique travel journaling safari! We'll visit the Okavango Delta and Kalahari regions, staying at three camps with spectacular wildlife viewing. Flying from camp to camp, and driving to one, we'll see wildlife in its natural environment, sharing it only with other members of our small luxury camps. This sampling of camps will provide diverse activities, habitats, and animals — an indulgence of the best safari experiences Botswana has to offer.

This one-of-a-kind safari features two specialized leaders. Bill Given is a Colorado-based wildlife biologist conducting research on lions and other predators in Botswana. He has guided small groups on safaris throughout Africa and owns The Wild Source, a custom safari planning business. He will guide us on morning and late afternoon game drives in search of diverse wildlife — lions, elephants, wildebeest, and much more! He will also introduce us to the culture of the Kalahari Bushmen.

Dave Fox is an award-winning travel author and veteran European tour guide for Public Television host Rick Steves. Dave's latest book is Globejotting: How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals (and still have time to enjoy your trip!) As we travel, Dave will share his journaling and essay-writing techniques in classes specially tailored for this safari. You'll learn how to write about your travels in exciting new ways, and get more intimately in touch with your surroundings as you put this unique experience into words.


Travel Journaling Safari in Botswana



Jan. 19 - Depart USA – fly overnight to South Africa.

Jan. 20 - Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa. Overnight at Peermont Metcourt Hotel, Emperor’s Casino Complex.

Jan. 21 - Morning flight to Maun, Botswana, and then on to Santawani Lodge

Jan. 22 - Santawani Lodge

Jan. 23 - Santawani Lodge

Jan. 24 - After morning game drive fly back to Maun, road transfer to Grassland Bushman Lodge

Jan. 25 - Grassland Bushman Lodge

Jan. 26 - Grassland Bushman Lodge

Jan. 27 - Road transfer to Maun, then fly to Mapula Lodge

Jan. 28 - Mapula Lodge

Jan. 29 - Mapula Lodge

Jan. 30 - After morning activity, fly to Maun, to Johannesburg, and then home.

Jan. 31 - Arrive home early morning.

Cost: $4,295 per person plus airfare. NO Single Supplement Costs! *

*This includes all internal flights/road transfers between camps, accommodation, meals, drinks, laundry, and activities.


Travel Journaling Safari in Botswana


Group Size: This unique excursion will be limited to 12 participants. We will use open-sided vehicles with no more than six safari participants plus a driver and either Dave or Bill in each vehicle. Each passenger has a “window seat.”

For more information including a detailed itinerary and more photos, please visit the Botswana Journaling Safari page on the Wild Source website (this is a .pdf file) or e-mail Dave Fox at dave[at]davethefox dot com.