African Safaris - Big 5, Great Migration & More...

2020/2021 African Safari Update

As you might have read on our homepage, sadly we've had to postpone all 2020 Safaris until 2021. But we also said we wouldn't talk about the current world events, so let's focus on the positives.

 

At the moment, we're planning to be fully operational and ready to lead our unique Safaris again in early 2021 - and in the meantime spend our longer-than-usual off-season planning all the ways we can make our experiences even better than before.

 

So while it is difficult to plan ahead right now, we're proposing the following general dates and holiday-timed tours for 2021.

School Holiday Safaris

Every year we have a number of inquiries from teachers and other professionals that base their holidays and travels around annual school holidays. In the past we've timed our tours to fall neatly over a school holiday period, but in 2020 we introduced our 21-day Multi-country itinerary, both July and Sep-Oct dates of which sat over Australian school holidays but were unfortunately too long and not a fit. In 2021, we will remedy this. We propose the following 2021 dates:

 

April:

  • 01-12 April 2021 - An early-season 12-day Best of Botswana Safari, which falls over school holidays for QLD/VIC/NSW/ACT/WA/NT.
  • 14-25 April 2021 - If there is sufficient demand we will host a second early 12-day Best of Botswana Safari, suiting TAS/SA school holidays.

 

June/July:

  • 28 June - 09 July 2021 - A mid-year 12-day Best of Botswana Safari, falling over school holidays for QLD/VIC/NSW/ACT.

 

Sep/Oct:

  • 20-28 Sep 2021 - A dry-season 9-Day Great Migration + Big Five Expedition, aligning with QLD/VIC/NSW/ACT school holidays.

 

*If anyone is interested in these dates specifically, inquire right away. There is a waiting list for 2021 school holiday trips and your ideal dates might not last long. If you have alternative date suggestions, please also contact us ASAP.

2021 Safaris: ALL

In addition to including school holiday specific dates, we will also host our regular Safaris. Our three itineraries will fall across the early-season period (Apr-May), timed with a period of lush grass growth and new animal life after the wet season rains that fall from Nov-Mar; and the more common mid-year to dry-season period (Jul-Oct), when waters are drying up, animals are attracted into closer proximity when they drink, and also including the Great Migration peak crossings of the Mara River, Jul-Sep/Oct. Dates will likely be as follows:

 

April/May:

  • 01-12 May 2021 - Early-season 12-day Best of Botswana Safari

 

July-Oct:

  • 09-17 Aug 2021 - An early-Migration 9-Day Great Migration + Big Five Expedition
  • 23-31 Aug 2021 - A mid-Migration 9-Day Great Migration + Big Five Expedition
  • 06-14 Sep 2021 - An mid-Migration 9-Day Great Migration + Big Five Expedition
  • 04-26 Oct 2021 - A late-migration 21-Day Multi-Country Combo, taking in a 9-Day Great Migration + Big Five Expedition (04-12 Oct 2021) and a 9-Day Botswana Safari (18-26 Oct 2021)

 

If you'd like to book any of these Safaris, Apply Now through the contact form below, or contact me directly via email shane@RAW-worldwide.com or mobile (+61) 0475 564 636. If you'd like to inquire about alternative dates, contact us through these avenues as well.

Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.


Safaris in 2020 (dates to be recalculated for 2021)

"Best of Botswana" 12-Day Safari: 01 - 12 May 2020

Guide: Shane Ross

Details: 12-Day Safari, Botswana

Cost: AU $3,990

Max. People: 6

"Best of Botswana" 12-Day Safari: 18 - 29 May 2020

Guide: Shane Ross

Details: 12-Day Safari, Botswana

Cost: AU $3,990

Max. People: 6

"Ultimate Africa" Bots./Tanz. COMBO: 09 - 30 JULY 2020

Guide: Shane Ross

Details: 21-Day Safari, Tanzania

Cost: AU $6,990 ($1,000 off)

Max. People: 5


"Great Migration + Big 5" Safari: 19 - 27 August 2020

Guide: Shane Ross

Details: 9-Day Safari, Tanzania

Cost: AU $4,990

Max. People: 5

"Great Migration + Big 5" Safari: 19 - 27 August 2020

Guide: Shane Ross

Details: 9-Day Safari, Tanzania

Cost: AU $4,990

Max. People: 5

"Great Migration + Big 5" Safari: 02 - 10 Sept. 2020

Guide: Shane Ross

Details: 9-Day Safari, Tanzania

Cost: AU $4,990

Max. People: 5


"Ultimate Africa" Bots./Tanz. COMBO: 17 Sep - 07 Oct 2020

Guide: Shane Ross

Details: 21-Day Safari, Tanzania

Cost: AU $6,990 ($1,000 off)

Max. People: 5



Teaser Expeditions: 2022 & Beyond

"Best of Botswana" 12-Day Safari: April 2022

Guide: Shane Ross

Details: 12-Day Safari, Botswana

Cost: AU $4,490

Max. People: 6

"Best of Botswana" 12-Day Safari: May 2022

Guide: Shane Ross

Details: 12-Day Safari, Botswana

Cost: AU $4,490

Max. People: 6

"Great Migration + Big 5" Safari: August 2022

Guide: Shane Ross

Details: 9-Day Safari, Tanzania

Cost: AU $5,690

Max. People: 5


"Great Migration + Big 5" Safari: Sept. 2022

Guide: Shane Ross

Details: 9-Day Safari, Tanzania

Cost: AU $5,690

Max. People: 5

"Ultimate Africa" Bots./Tanz. COMBO: Sep - Oct 2022

Guide: Shane Ross

Details: 21-Day Safari, Tanzania

Cost: AU $7,990 ($1,000 off)

Max. People: 5



Custom-Build Your Own Expedition

We understand that not everyone loves fully-prepared tours where itineraries are set, accommodation is over-the-top and you feel like you're being babysat 24/7. In addition to our World Expeditions being flexible, we take that one step further - we're offering you the ability to completely construct your own itinerary, where you list your wants/needs and we'll sort the rest!

 

Your options include:

  • Adapting existing expeditions
  • Corporate events and training
  • School development opportunities
  • Activity, destination or species-specific expeditions
  • Family (or group) trips
  • Specialised training.

 

For more information on existing tours or to discuss building your own itinerary, head to our Contact page, or email our Director shane@raw-worldwide.com today.