HIGHLIGHTS

  • Traveling and eating delicious plant-based foods in Africa is easy, thanks to an ongoing partnership between Alluring Africa and Vegans, Baby’s Diana Edelman.
  • After hosting a successful inaugural group trip to South Africa in June, Diana is heading back to the continent in November to lead another small group vegan safari through Botswana’s pristine wilderness areas.
  • This Botswana vegan adventure features two nights in Johannesburg where you will enjoy a veganized Thanksgiving dinner before embarking on an eight-night safari
  • Only 8 spots are available for the November departure.
  • Traveling solo? Due to the small size of the safari camps, solo travelers will be assigned a roommate for the Botswana portion of the trip. For the first two nights in Johannesburg, solo travelers will have private rooms to rest and relax following the long flight. 
  • The two intimate and luxurious safari camps featured in the itinerary are designed by award-winning filmmakers and wildlife conservationists, Dereck and Beverly Joubert. The camps have been booked exclusively for the vegan safari group for a totally private safari experience.
  • View the full itinerary including accommodations, flights, and transfers.
  • Want to travel another time of year or to another destination? For customized vegan safaris, please submit your request through our main contact form to get in touch with an African travel expert.

OVERVIEW

Date: November 23 – December 4, 2022 (11 days/10 nights)

Starts in: Johannesburg, South Africa

Ends in: Johannesburg, South Africa

Price: From $9,125  per person based on two people sharing. Due to the small size of the safari camps, solo travelers will be assigned a roommate for the Botswana portion of the trip.  Solo travelers to pay a $300 supplement for a private room in Johannesburg for the first two nights.

Impact: We have partnered with responsible tourism companies to provide you a fully vetted safari experience. Sustainability is at the heart of the Great Plains Conservation ethos, and sustainable technologies and systems are in place throughout their camps. Every traveler who stays with GPC is not only helping to conserve and expand natural habitats, but also contributing to conservation and community development through projects such as conservation education and Rhinos Without Borders.

SPEAK WITH A TRAVEL EXPERT & RESERVE YOUR SPOT

* Please note that for the health and safety of all of those participating in the trip and residents of Botswana, only fully vaccinated guests may join the group.
** This trip is not appropriate for those with severe food allergies as cross-contamination may occur.

Botswana Vegan Safari

Departing November 2022

DAYS 1 to 3: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

Johannesburg is one of Africa’s largest and most vibrant cities. This bustling city offers a wide range of activities, attractions, and plenty to do in and around the city including nearby Pretoria. There are excellent museums, art galleries, and organized tours of historical and political interest.

Johannesburg Highlights

  • Your trip kicks off with two nights at The Peech, a boutique hotel featuring two restaurants and two acres of lush gardens.
  • The Peech Hotel was one of the first hotels in Johannesburg to be Fair Trade Tourism certified. This certification acknowledges hospitality establishments that adhere to specific criteria including fair wages and working conditions, fair distribution of benefits, ethical business practices, and respect for human rights, culture, and the environment.
  • Enjoy a veganized Thanksgiving meal at the Peech Hotel prepared by their renowned culinary team.
  • View the full itinerary and inclusions

DAYS 1 to 2: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

Johannesburg is one of Africa’s largest and most vibrant cities. This bustling city offers a wide range of activities, attractions, and plenty to do in and around the city including nearby Pretoria. There are excellent museums, art galleries, and organized tours of historical and political interest.

Johannesburg Highlights

  • Your trip kicks off with two nights at The Peech, a boutique hotel featuring two restaurants and two acres of lush gardens.
  • The Peech Hotel was one of the first hotels in Johannesburg to be Fair Trade Tourism certified. This certification acknowledges hospitality establishments that adhere to specific criteria including fair wages and working conditions, fair distribution of benefits, ethical business practices, and respect for human rights, culture, and the environment.
  • Enjoy a veganized Thanksgiving meal at the Peech Hotel prepared by their renowned culinary team.
  • View the full itinerary and inclusions

DAYS 3 to 6: DUBA EXPLORERS CAMP

Duba Explorers Camp in Northern Botswana is tucked away in the northeast corner, on a 33,000-hectare private reserve in the Okavango Delta. The surroundings are dominated by a permanent floodplain, interspersed with seasonal floodplains and grasslands, and pockets of mopane and acacia woodlands. Under a canopy of mature jackalberry, leadwood, mangosteen, and sycamore fig trees provide year-round shade.

Safari Highlights

  • During a stay at Duba Explorers Camp, step into the shoes of the early adventurers.
  • Explore the water channels associated with the Ngoga River system by boat or traditional canoes (mekoro), meandering through channels created by hippos and elephants. The mekoro allows you to glide silently through the channel systems and experience an undisturbed water world around you.
  • With over 400 bird species, birding is unsurpassed, with spectacular species like the malachite kingfisher zipping past you in a burst of color.
  • Game drives in this paradise allow for exciting and safe encounters with the predators who are residents in the area.
  • On guided walks explore the islands, wetlands, and plains, following the tracks and interpreting the signs of the wild. Guests might even be lucky enough to get a glimpse of a rare sitatunga or an elusive leopard.
  • Three vegan meals daily, plus snacks and beverages on safari and afternoon tea and treats
  • View the full itinerary and inclusions

DAYS 3 to 6: DUBA EXPLORERS CAMP

Duba Explorers Camp in Northern Botswana is tucked away in the northeast corner, on a 33,000-hectare private reserve in the Okavango Delta. Due to its location at the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta, the surroundings are dominated by a permanent floodplain, interspersed with seasonal floodplains and grasslands and pockets of mopane and acacia woodlands. Under a canopy of mature jackalberry, leadwood, mangosteen, and sycamore fig trees the camp has year-round shade. The camp’s location provides clear, unobstructed views across the surrounding water channels.

Safari Highlights

  • During a stay at Duba Explorers Camp, step into the shoes of the early adventurers.
  • Explore the water channels associated with the Ngoga River system by boat or traditional canoes (mekoro), meandering through channels created by hippos and elephants. The mekoro allows you to glide silently through the channel systems and experience an undisturbed water world around you.
  • With over 400 bird species, birding is unsurpassed, with spectacular species like the malachite kingfisher zipping past you in a burst of color.
  • Game drives in this paradise allow for exciting and safe encounters with the predators who are residents in the area.
  • On guided walks explore the islands, wetlands, and plains, following the tracks and interpreting the signs of the wild. Guests might even be lucky enough to get a glimpse of a rare sitatunga or an elusive leopard.
  • Three vegan meals daily, plus snacks and beverages on safari and afternoon tea and treats
  • View the full itinerary and inclusions

DAYS 7 to 10: SELINDA EXPLORERS CAMP

Sandwiched between the beautiful Savute Channel, the awe-inspiring Chobe National Park, and the sensational Okavango Delta, the Selinda Reserve is a sanctuary well off the beaten track and offers visitors an exclusive wildlife viewing experience. Selinda Explorers Camp has achieved the Botswana Tourism Organisation’s highest rating – “EcoTourism”. The atmosphere of the camp is one of bush elegance with a relaxed bohemian style, complemented by attentive staff, private professional service and fabulous food.

Safari Highlights

  • The varied landscape hosts a wide variety of species in diverse habitats, including rare roan and sable antelopes, endangered African wild dogs, lions, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and large elephant herds, as well as numerous bird species (including the mighty African Fish Eagle).
  • One of the core activities at Selinda Explorers Camp is a guided walk. Walks allow you to appreciate the stunning landscape on foot, peacefully, without the noise of engines.
  • Canoeing the Selinda Spillway is one of the most unique experiences in southern Africa. An ideal morning or afternoon trip would be to paddle down the spillway and then walk or drive back to camp.
  • Game drives are offered, both day and night. Take a night drive to see nocturnal species at their best.
  • View the full itinerary and inclusions

DAYS 7 to 10: SELINDA EXPLORERS CAMP

Sandwiched between the beautiful Savute Channel, the awe-inspiring Chobe National Park, and the sensational Okavango Delta, the Selinda Reserve is a sanctuary well off the beaten track and offers visitors an exclusive wildlife viewing experience. Selinda Explorers Camp has achieved the Botswana Tourism Organisation’s highest rating – “EcoTourism”. The atmosphere of the camp is one of bush elegance with a relaxed bohemian style, complemented by attentive staff, private professional service and fabulous food.

Safari Highlights

  • The varied landscape hosts a wide variety of species in diverse habitats, including rare roan and sable antelopes, endangered African wild dogs, lions, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and large elephant herds, as well as numerous bird species (including the mighty African Fish Eagle).
  • One of the core activities at Selinda Explorers Camp is a guided walk. Walks allow you to appreciate the stunning landscape on foot, peacefully, without the noise of engines.
  • Canoeing the Selinda Spillway is one of the most unique experiences in southern Africa. An ideal morning or afternoon trip would be to paddle down the spillway and then walk or drive back to camp.
  • Game drives are offered, both day and night. Take a night drive to see nocturnal species at their best.
  • View the full itinerary and inclusions

VEGAN SAFARI SNAPSHOTS

INCLUSIONS

  • Local guides and scheduled tours as specified;
  • Alluring Africa’s local reps available 24/7 while traveling;
  • Most vegan meals;
  • Air/ground transfers as specified;
  • Relevant park fees;
  • All accommodation as specified;
  • Alluring Africa final documentation;

EXCLUSIONS

  • Meals, drinks, laundry, entrance fees, porterage, tours/excursions and transfers not specified;
  • Staff gratuities;
  • Any scheduled flights and related taxes not specified;
  • Cancellation, baggage, and medical insurance – which is essential;
  • Any new gov. taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control;
  • Any items of a personal nature or anything not specifically stated as included;
  • International airfare

Please note that Vegans, Baby tours are designed to introduce guests to diverse cuisine, and ethical/sustainable/conservation-focused experiences around the world. No destination is 100 percent vegan and while we incorporate vegan businesses in the tours, we also support vegan-friendly restaurants and businesses that recognize the importance of plant-based food. It is important to us to show support for these businesses with the hope that they see value in offering plant-based food and continue to do so. All food on Vegans, Baby tours is vegan, but not all restaurants or establishments on the tour are entirely vegan.