Most of our business is that of helping people plan their own private land-based or cruise-based vacations. But we also lead several groups per year to various places in the world...both cruise AND land-based trips!
So that you don't have to go through all of our blog entries to find all of the upcoming trips we hope to escort, here is a summary of them...we've also included a link to a blog entry with the specifics about each trip.
At the bottom of most of these blog entries you will see a link to a PDF document...click on this link to view and/or download a flyer with more specifics about that particular trip.
If you have a few friends or family members who want to go to a specific part of the world, let us know and we will put a custom trip together for you!
Here is the summary of our upcoming escorted trips:
In June of 2022 our owner will lead his fifth Africa safari. This will be the twelfth time he has visited this great continent! On this safari we will return to Botswana. An optional post-safari tour will travel from Victoria Falls to Pretoria, South Africa on the famous Rovos Rail! This is, perhaps, our best itinerary yet!
Itinerary Arrive on June 13, 2022 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Spend the night at your hotel before departing the following morning for our first stop in Botswana.
On June 14 we arrive at the Moremi Game Reserve, where we will spend three nights in our tented camp located on the beautiful Xakanaxa Lagoon in the eastern extremity of the Okavango Delta. Meals, activities and other amenities are all included! Join us as we search for leopards, lions and other animals on guided game drives and via the surrounding channels on motorboats.
The morning of June 17 we fly to our camp in the Okavango Delta. There our camp overlooks the delta's lush channels, with superb views of the seasonal floodplains. The Okavango Delta is a World Heritage Site and one of the world's largest inland deltas. It is known as one of the most incredible wilderness sanctuaries in Africa. Like few places in the world, this is a wondrous wetland within a desert! Here we will explore the wetlands aboard a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe, quietly enjoying the water lilies and viewing spectacular bird life.
After breakfast on June 19 we take a morning flight to our final stop, Savute. This channel is a legendary wildlife region, knowns for its large numbers of predators. For different species, the Savute Channel is a place of refuge, ann obstacle, an unrivaled food source, a playground and a graveyard. Our safari lodge is located on the banks of the Stolen River in a setting of singular beauty. For the next three days we will enjoy game viewing opportunities as we search for lions, cheetahs, hyenas as well as giraffe, black-backed jackals or wild dogs.
On June 22 the safari comes to an end for those who do not want to take part in the optional Rovos Rail trip. For those taking part in the optional trip, we travel to Victoria Falls for one night in a hotel and a brief visit to the falls before boarding our Rovos Rail train for four nights en route to Pretoria, South Africa.
Don't delay on signing up for your trip to Africa. If you want to sign up, send us an e-mail. We will send you a link to complete the sign-up forms. All of these lodges are smaller cabins and will sell out very early...as will to Rovos Rail train!
Some of Carl's favorite photos from previous Africa trips can be found at carldreizlerphotography.com
Recently I led a group of clients on a trip to Africa. As part of the trip we visited Victoria Falls. The falls were so magnificent that I'm leading another group there next year! (See the blog entry posted just before this one.)
We were warned that you need to protect your camera equipment because the falls are so powerful, you literally feel as though you are in a massive downpour of rain during much of the walk to view the falls.
Because I didn't know believe it would be "that wet" my camera was destroyed...or so I thought. When we finished the tour, none of the electronics worked, the shutter wouldn't release and all functions were silenced. I happened to talk with the general manager at our hotel that night. He gave me a bag of uncooked rice and told me to put my camera in the bag and seal it overnight.
To my surprise, the camera worked great the next day. The rice serves as a sort of "blotter" to soak up any moisture. Might my camera have worked the next day anyway? Perhaps...but I wanted to share this "trick" that many people have told me really does work.
All of this said, if you visit Victoria Falls be sure to bring a waterproof bag for any electronics you carry with you on your visit.
The second stop on the 2014 Tanzania safari that we escorted was Lake Manyara National Park.
The highlight of our day at Lake Manyara was viewing the elephants pictured in this photo. There were four elephants who stopped to take a drink of water right near our vehicles.
For a slide show of the favorite photos we took that day, please Click Here
In February of 2014 our agency led a group on a safari to Tanzania during the Great Migration. This is yet another reminder that we are NOT a cruise-only agency. We help clients book land-based trips all over the world including Africa, the South Pacific, Europe and Australia.
Our first stop on this 10-day safari adventure was Arusha National Park. On the written itinerary it appeared it was going to be the least-scenic part of our journey...but we were pleasantly surprised! This photo of a tower of giraffes was just one of the many highlights of our day in Arusha National Park. (Yep, a group of giraffes is called a "tower".)
This park is located just a short drive from the city of Arusha where our group spent the first two nights of our journey. Arusha is near Kilimanjaro Airport, a great starting or ending point for a trip to Tanzania.
For a slide show of our favorite photos from this great day in Arusha National Park, Click Here
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