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AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA, BOTSWANA, NAMIBIA, ZAMBIA, TANZANIA, KENYA, EGYPT & MOROCCO

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CREATE YOUR OWN STORIES

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DISCOVER ICONIC SITES & HIDDEN GEMS

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHERE YOU TRAVEL

Front Cover Photo: Leopard by Mike Myers

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72 years in the making, we introduce you to Africa; trips that we’ve crafted with firsthand knowledge, heritage, stories and secrets. It’s the damp scent of acacia trees in the early morning sun, your eyes peeled for the sight of a leopard or lion. It’s the taste of G&T sundowners with the hippos, on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. It’s your view of Umhlanga’s iconic lighthouse from the five-star Oyster Box Hotel; a place that is sprinkled with our own family stories. It’s embracing endless freedom in the Maasai Mara, the Serengeti and the Kalahari Desert. It’s coming face-to-face with a lion, visiting local tribes in Namibia and tasting fresh oysters in South Africa’s own Garden of Eden. It’s realising how very small you are in this world; in this land of great contrasts and soul-stirring wonders. And, for us, it’s being able to share with you our love of Africa – our iKhaya, or ‘home’. The photos are our own, and from a dear family friend, Mike Myers. The highlights and tips are ours, sprinkled with family memories. Join us, discover the real thing and just live The Good Life.

A Mike Myers Photo: Elephants drinking on the African plains

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CONTENTS 9 COUNTRIES. 10 HANDCRAFTED TRIPS. 72 YEARS IN THE MAKING. LET US SHOW YOU THE PLACE WE KNOW BEST; AFRICA, OUR HOME.

The Real Thing

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Free to Be

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Your Happy Place

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Ways to Explore

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Ways to Save

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The Best of Africa: 72 Years in the Making

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Booking Conditions

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Essential Information

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AFRICA

Days

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15

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Victoria Falls Experience

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18 

Essence of South Africa

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Namibia Explorer

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African Safari Adventure

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26 

Best of Egypt

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28 

Egyptian Voyager

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28 

Wonders of Ancient Egypt

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28 

Best of Morocco

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Best of South Africa

Botswana Delta Experience

TRIP STYLE KEY Country Explorer

Regional Explorer

Mini Stay

Read more about our trip styles on page 12. 4

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OUR PROMISE TO YOU WHEREVER IN THE WORLD YOU WANT TO EXPLORE...

7 Continents

65 Countries

226 Handcrafted Trips

80+ Awards

5 million+ Happy Guests

72 years Leading Guided Travel

The Pyramids, Egypt

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THE REAL THING WE’LL WELCOME YOU INTO OUR FAMILY, SHARING A TASTE OF OUR LIFE AND OUR STORIES. YOU’LL SEE INCREDIBLE WILDLIFE UP-CLOSE, BUT ALSO GO BEYOND THE GUIDEBOOKS TO EXPLORE THE CONTRASTS OF AFRICA, COMPLETE WITH OUR PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS, FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS, FAVOURITE MEMORIES, AND ‘PINCH ME’ MOMENTS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR WORLD FOREVER.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS

The people you’ll meet

A trip to the Mondesa Township in Namibia

It’s the people who make the places we go so special. We’ll give you access to their stories over

with your local guide. Here, you'll meet a

home-cooked meals as they welcome you into their homes. You’ll savour 'Roester broad'

Damara family over coffee and fresh

(roasted bread), 'Umngqusho' (samp and beans) and 'Gemmer beer' (ginger beer) in

vetkoek (traditional African fried dough

Tsitsikamma, traditional Cape cuisine - including 'biltong' and 'bobotie' - at De Waal Winery in

bread) made in typical three-legged pots

Stellenbosch, and a plethora of stories from the people you meet.

and served with apricot jam.

DON’T MISS:

WHAT TRIP? Namibia Explorer (p. 24) 6

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THE REAL THING

STAYS WITH STORIES

The places you’ll stay

We go out of our way to hand select exceptional hotels for every itinerary. So much more than just a bed for the night, each of these unique stays has its own special story. Live the legacy and hear the history as you rest your head.

HIDDEN GEMS

from King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu

The secrets you’ll hear

of the Zulu nation, to the honeymoon of

Learn the secrets that only a local

Monaco's royal couple. It is a true national

family could know. With our roots,

treasure, with a special place in so many

history and heritage as a guide,

travellers' hearts.

your Travel Director will help you

WHAT TRIP? Best of South Africa (p. 16)

uncover the magic moments of Africa,

DON’T MISS: The Oyster Box Hotel, Durban - owned and operated by our family's Red Carnation Hotels, the Oyster Box has hosted royalty,

revealing Hidden Gems and secret spots that you may never have the chance to discover alone.

DIVE INTO CULTURE

The things that you’ll do

With us, you won’t just tick off the icons – you’ll dive headfirst into culture. Not just to see, but to experience like a local. Whether it's learning about Swazi culture on a visit to a local Chief's village, or meeting the very last seminomadic people of Namibia, these are the moments you’ll remember and forever want to share. 7

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THE REAL THING

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

By travelling with us

TRAVEL TODAY, SUSTAIN TOMORROW. WE STRIVE TO LEVERAGE TOURISM AS A TRUE ‘FORCE FOR GOOD’. WE ARE PROUD SUPPORTERS OF THE ‘ME TO WE’ SOCIAL ENTERPRISE, WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE CHANGE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THE WORLD AROUND US. 'ME TO WE' EMPOWERS TRAVELLERS TO TRANSFORM LOCAL AND GLOBAL COMMUNITIES BY SHIFTING ‘ME’ THINKING TO ‘WE’ ACTING. THROUGH TRAVELLING WITH US ON A ‘ME TO WE’ VOLUNTEER TRIP, YOU’LL CONTRIBUTE TO REAL TRANSFORMATION ON THE GROUND

SHANGILIA CHILDREN’S HOME In the small village of Vihiga, you’ll visit Shangilia Children’s Home, an orphanage that takes in abandoned and vulnerable children in Kenya. Here, these children find a family and a loving home, with nutritious meals, housing, clothing and education. WHAT TRIP? African Safari Adventure (p. 26)

IN AFRICA – BEING WELCOMED INTO A TENTED CAMP IN THE MAASAI MARA, SUPPORTING THE WATER PROJECT IN KENYA, AND JOINING THE WOMEN OF THE MASAAI TO LEARN THE CRAFT OF BEADING, A TRADITION PASSED DOWN THROUGH THE GENERATIONS. IT’S SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A TRIP. IT’S A WAY OF LIFE. TOGETHER, WE COME TOGETHER AND TRAVEL WITH PURPOSE.

We appreciate just how spectacular this planet is every day, and take great pride in creating experiences of a lifetime across the globe. Exploring the world and gaining a deeper understanding of each destination helps forge lasting connections to the history, culture and natural elements that makes each special.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE ‘ME TO WE’ PROJECT AT TRAFALGAR.COM/METOWE_KENYA

As such, we are an active partner and supporter of the not-for-profit TreadRight Foundation’s sustainability work and projects. Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help

Invest In Local

Protect The

Partner For A

ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for

Communities

Environment

Better Future

generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported some 50-plus sustainable projects worldwide.

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FREE TO BE Travel with complete freedom, not a care in the world. 72 YEARS IN THE MAKING, WE’VE HANDCRAFTED THESE TRIPS TO ENABLE YOU TO BE TRULY IN THE MOMENT, CONNECTED AND INSPIRED BY THE SOUL-STIRRING MAGIC OF AFRICA. OUR DEDICATED TEAM ARE OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY; PEOPLE WE’VE KNOWN, LOVED AND TRUSTED FOR DECADES.

YOUR TRAVEL DIRECTOR Your expert Travel Director will bring your holiday to life, creating an experience that is absolutely effortless. They are locals themselves, specially trained to fulfill your travel dreams.

YOUR LOCAL SPECIALIST Your carefully selected Local Specialists will share stories and anecdotes, enabling you to discover the Africa on a deeper level. This is their home, and they’ll invite you in; transforming you into a local yourself.

YOUR TRANSPORT With your dedicated Driver or driver guide on hand, you’ll never worry about getting lost. Just recline, relax and watch the beauty of Africa go by. 9

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YOUR HAPPY PL ACE

REAL GUES T S FEEDBAC K

It’s that ‘special moment’

OUR GUESTS ARE AT THE HEART OF

THAT FEELING OF PURE JOY. WHEN YOUR EYES ARE EXCITED BY

I N D E P E N D E N T LY R AT E D BY FEEFO

EVERYTHING WE DO. THESE REVIEWS AND THIS FEEDBACK FUELS OUR MOTIVATION TO CRAFT SIMPLY THE BEST HOLIDAYS.

THE WORLD AROUND YOU, AND YOU JUST CANNOT WIPE THE SMILE OFF YOUR FACE. IT’S THE THRILL OF AFRICA. Whether you find it sipping sundowners on the banks of the Zambezi

Go to trafalgar.com/reviews to see for yourself

River, or a 4x4 journey in search of the black rhino, we’ll bring you the moments that will let your best self shine. But don't take our word for it. Because we believe so much in what we do, we invite our guests to leave their honest reviews, 100% of which are published online, live and unedited for all to see.

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A Mike Myers Photo: Leopard cubs playing in the Serengetti, Tanzania

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MEET MIKE MYERS

Travel photographer

MIKE MYERS IS AN ICON OF THE BUSH; A GAME RANGER EXTRAORDINAIRE, HIS KNOWLEDGE IS UNPRECEDENTED. A CLOSE FRIEND OF TRAFALGAR AND THE TOLLMAN FAMILY, WE ARE PROUD TO SHARE HIS EXCLUSIVE PHOTOGRAPHS BOTH ON THE COVER AND THROUGHOUT THIS BROCHURE. EACH IMAGE IS MORE THAN JUST MOMENT OF TIME, EACH IS ACCOMPANIED BY A UNIQUE STORY OF A LAND CLOSE TO HIS HEART.

IN HIS OWN WORDS: “The opportunity of having access to some of Africa’s most spectacular wild areas inspired me to capture the landscape and its wildlife on film. I was able to spend every day in the bush and this equipped me with the most valuable tool a wildlife photographer can have – an in depth knowledge of wildlife behaviour.” Mike shares with us one of his favourite story’s from the heart of Africa:

HYENA AND ZEBRA AT MOMBO “This moment happened pre-sunrise in overcast conditions at Mombo in the Okavango. Terribly poor light conditions, but definitely the kind of off-the-cuff moment that challenges a wildlife photographer. It all happened so fast – we first saw the zebra running at full gallop pursued by the clan of hyena, over 10 of them. In the middle of the zebra was a young foal, the target of the hyena – and they are brilliant at this kind of hunting. We chased after them as best we could and then suddenly they stopped, forming a protective ring around the foal, and in that moment, the hyena were defeated. A kick from a stallion can break a jaw and once they formed the protective ring with their hind legs to the hyena the battle of wills changed in their favour and stopped the hyena in their tracks. It was all over in five very exciting minutes and indelibly printed on my memory.” Front Cover Photo: Leopard by Mike Myers

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WAYS TO EXPLORE WE’VE TAILORED THESE UNIQUE TRAVEL STYLES TO GIVE YOU A MORE PERSONALISED EXPERIENCE HOWEVER YOU CHOOSE TO EXPLORE.

C OUN T RY E X P LOR E R

R E GI ON AL E X P LO R ER

MINI S TAY

For: Those with a keen

For: Those who want to explore a

For: Those who want

interest in one destination

number of countries

to extend their trip

What you get? One country,

What you get? You’ll get to a feel

What you get? The option to

done in depth. You’ll focus on

for a region, without seeing the

add-on a short excursion to your

exploring more of a single

entire continent, but getting to

holiday. With a focus on one

region – from the icons to the

know two or more countries

particular icon or region, you

hidden gems.

really well.

get the chance to extend your

6 TRIPS, 9-14 DAYS

2 TRIPS, 14-15 DAYS

trip and enhance your overall travel experience. 2 TRIPS, 4-5 DAYS

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A Mike Myers Photo: Elephant bull, Zambia

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WAYS TO SAVE BO O K E AR LY SAVE UP TO

A$918 SAVE UP TO

A$459

Pay in full by 01 November 2018 and save up to 10%. Pay in full by 28 February 2019 and save up to 5%.

BO O K AGAI N

VIP

BENEFIT

Travel as a past guest and unlock exclusive offers with us and our TTC sister companies. (ttc.com/loyalty).

SAVE UP TO

2.5%

When you book two or more trips. The more you book, the more you save.

BO O K TO G E T HER SAVE

10% EXTRA

DISCOUNTS

SHARED

ROOMING

On most trips for young travellers (5-11 years, 5-17 in Morocco) For sharing in triple rooms in Morocco. Travelling solo? To avoid any extra costs, in Egypt and Morocco we can pair you in a shared room with a fellow traveller of the same gender.

E XC LUS I V E AI R D E AL S BO OK W I T H C O NFI D E N C E DEPOSIT PROTECTION If you’re forced to cancel your trip, you won’t lose your deposit. We’ll keep it for five years as a credit towards a future trip. GOLD SEAL PROTECTION Our Gold Seal Additional Protection gives you insurance while you’re away, including trip cancellation up to 30 days prior to travel or interuptions to your trip due to illness. See page 35.

With great fares with our airline partners getting to your holiday has never been more affordable. Visit Trafalgar.com or contact us your local travel agent. Book Early Discount Conditions: *Per person, based on African Safari Adventure 18 Dec '18 departure. These Book Early/ Early Bird savings apply to the land portion of selected holidays and departures. See itinerary pages. Can be combined with other discounts, where applicable. Pay your deposit when booking and the balance by the date shown. Offer is subject to availability, exclusions may apply and the offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. See page 32 for full conditions. General Conditions: Discounts only apply to the land portion of your holiday and may not be available on all trips and departures, also not applicable with extra nights’ accommodation, mini-stays, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, surcharges, airport transfers and does not apply on any Internal air portion of a trip. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. Past Guest exclusive offers are only available on select trips and departures and after your initial trip is completed. Book again with two or more trips applies to holidays booked simultaneously,must be on the same booking number and must be seven days or longer, savings are applied to the lowest price trip, not available on our Mini-stays or Egypt trips. Young Travellers limited to one discount per room when accompanying an adult. Young Travellers must be aged 5 -11 (5-17 in Morocco) at time of travel and discount is not available on our Egypt trips. Triple rooms are suitable for two adults and one child (three adults may find rooms too small as they often have one double and one foldaway bed and limited suitcase space). Triple rooms are limited on cruises and not available on all trips. Shared rooming will be accommodated in non-smoking twin rooms and is only available on our Egypt and Morocco trips. Holidays have a limited number of single rooms. Deposit protection, travel credits can only be redeemed once per person and a limit of one trip credit applies. Does not apply if you previously received a full refund. We reserve the right to validate past booking status. If for any reason you do not travel, this credit remains for future use for five years. Cancellation fees and deadlines remain unchanged.

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THE BES T OF AFRIC A

72 years in the making THIS PHOTO IS OF OUR FAMILY, THE TOLLMAN FAMILY, IN THE PLACE WE CALL 'HOME', THE WILDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. THE TRAVEL CORPORATION (TTC) CHAIRMAN, STANLEY TOLLMAN, SITS CENTRE WITH HIS WIFE BEA TOLLMAN. SURROUNDING THEM ARE THEIR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, AND NEPHEWS, ALL OF WHOM PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE IN THE TTC BUSINESS. GAVIN TOLLMAN (TOP LEFT) IS OUR LEADER OF TRAFALGAR, OUR COMPANY CEO.

a f a m i ly o f br a n d s

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BY UNIWORLD

YOUTHFUL ADVENTURES ON THE RIVERS

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A NOTE FROM GAVIN

looked to the future, and predicted that

family owned and operated company;

one day he would own this hotel.

the cornerstone of our family of the

I live today in Switzerland. My cousin

most award-winning brands, The Travel

Brett Tollman, the CEO of TTC, lives in

Today, you can stay with us at The

Corporation (TTC). Our sister companies

Los Angeles. And while the rest of our

Oyster Box, eat at their Ocean Terrace

– their logos below – from whom we

family may be dotted across the globe,

table as you experience unparalleled

share knowledge, stories and secrets, all

our hearts will always remain in one

hospitality on our Best of South Africa trip

managed day-to-day by the people you

place. Africa.

(p. 16).

see in this photo (left). The passion for

This land of beauty and intrigue,

After 72 years, why today?

us as one TTC.

to me can be summed up in a single

We’ve waited for this moment, and it is

We believe in travel, we care about our

word: home. It is the land of our history

only after the recent 100% acquisition

guests, and we can’t wait to share with

and our roots – whether that’s racing

of the foremost operator that we

you our stories of Africa. 72 years in the

through the veld as a child, travelling

knew that we could bring Africa to

making, the time is right.

along the mighty Nile, scaling the

our Trafalgar guests. This continent

Atlas Mountains, or releasing a rhino

is our home, the place we know best.

in the Okavango Delta. These are my

It is critical for us to do justice to that

memories; my narratives; the stories

legacy, sharing with you the secrets and

that will remain with me forever.

hidden gems that are part of our family.

Many years ago, it was at the Oyster Box

We’ve gone out of our way to bring this

GAVIN TOLLMAN

Hotel in Durban that my uncle, Stanley

to you, weaving in our own passion and

Trafalgar CEO

Tollman, took his bride-to-be Bea on

history to these handcrafted trips.

their first date. As a young man, he

Trafalgar is, and always will be, a 100%

travel runs between us, forever linking stunning scenery and endless horizons

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B E S T OF SOU T H A FR I C A 15 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES | 26 MEALS | FROM A$6425pp*

CONNECT WITH THE CULTURE OF TWO COUNTRIES AS YOU TRAVEL FROM THE NORTH TO SOUTH TO ENCOUNTER SOUTH AFRICA'S LEGACY OF MANDELA AND THE COSMOPOLITAN SPIRIT OF CAPE TOWN.

Kruger National Park KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA

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VISIT the Kruger National Park,

Bourke's Luck Potholes, Swaziland, Port Elizabeth, Tsitsikamma National Park, Knysna, an Ostrich Farm and the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn, the Bartolomeu Dias Museum in Mossel Bay and Table Mountain by Cable Car

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Arrive Johannesburg Your seamless South African journey begins with a private airport transfer from O.R Tambo International Airport to your hotel. Settle in to the pace of Africa's most energetic city before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: The Maslow Johannesburg – Kruger National Park Area (2 Nights) Travel to South Africa's Lowveld and admire the iconic sights along Mpumalanga's Panorama Route – the Blyde River Canyon, God's Window and Bourke's Luck Potholes. (BB, D) Hotel: Sabi River Sun/Protea Kruger Gate Kruger National Park Safari Game Drive Connect with nature and explore South Africa's oldest national park in the company of a Local Specialist. Uncover the secrets of the bushveld – the magnificent and iconic Big 5, the Little 5 and everything in between. (BB, D) Kruger National Park Area – Mbabane (Swaziland) Travel to landlocked Swaziland, and 'Dive into Culture' during a visit a Swazi Chief's village gaining insights into the community's way of life. (BB, L, D,  ) Hotel: Royal Swazi Spa Mbabane (Swaziland) – Hluhluwe We venture to 'the garden province' of KwaZulu Natal. Traversing rolling sugarcane fields and lush valleys, we arrive at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park for an opportunity to embark on an optional 4x4 game drive. This evening enjoy a delicious South African braai. (BB, D) Hotel: Anew Hluhluwe – Durban (Umhlanga Rocks) Board an optional morning cruise on Lake St. Lucia and get up close to the hippos, crocodiles and birdlife residing in the estuary. Alternatively explore the town of St Lucia. We continue south to Durban where our overnight accommodation is at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories' – the iconic Oyster Box Hotel which began its life as a cottage in the mid 19th-century. (BB,  ) Hotel: The Oyster Box Durban (Umhlanga Rocks) – Southern Drakensberg Mountains (2 Nights) Venture to the Southern Drakensberg mountains. 'Dive into Culture' at Phezulu Safari Park where you'll embark on a village tour followed by traditional Zulu dancing, then spend the rest of the day at leisure. (BB, D,  ) Hotel: Premier Resort Sani Pass Drakensberg Mountains Free Day or Sani Pass Excursion to Lesotho Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site on your terms. Consider joining an optional 4x4 Sani Pass drive, ascending to a heavenly height of 2,876 metres for lunch at Africa's highest pub in Lesotho, or relax down here on earth amidst the Drakensberg's lofty peaks. (BB, D) Southern Drakensberg Mountains – Eastern Cape Beaches Venture through the Eastern Cape and the green hills of the Transkei. Discover the legacy of Nelson Mandela, at his birthplace in Xunu, then enjoy the unspoiled Wild Coast beaches of Chintsa, where the only footprints in the sand will be yours. (BB, D) Hotel: Crawfords Beach Lodge WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast

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Eastern Cape Beaches – Port Elizabeth Wake to the sound of the ocean before we begin our journey to Port Elizabeth which you'll explore on your own terms this evening. (BB) Hotel: Radisson Blu

Start End Twin Johannesburg Cape Town Share SA 05 JAN SA 19 JAN

SA 19 JAN SA 02 FEB

6575 6575

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6575 6575

Port Elizabeth – Tsitsikamma National Park – Knysna (2 Nights) Walk beneath the tranquil canopy of Tsitsikamma's giant and ancient Yellowwoods, arriving at Storms River Mouth to peer into the depths of the gorge. We'll indulge in local cuisine with an opportunity to 'Connect with Locals' over lunch before arriving in Knysna. (BB, L,  ) Hotel: Premier Resort Knysna The Moorings

SA 02 MAR SA 16 MAR

SA 16 MAR SA 30 MAR

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SA 20 APR SA 04 MAY

SA 04 MAY SA 18 MAY

Oudtshoorn Excursion Travel to Oudtshoorn, which holds the distinction of being the world's ostrich capital. We join a Local Specialist for a tour of an ostrich farm to learn about our feathered friends and even feed them, before descending into the ancient Cango Caves. (BB) Knysna - Mossel Bay – Cape Town (2 Nights) See the highlights of Mossel Bay, including its Old Post Office Tree, and the Bartolomeu Dias Museum, telling the story of the first European navigators who braved the rugged waters of the tip of Africa. We continue our journey to Cape Town. Visit the iconic Table Mountain by cable car this evening (weather permitting). (BB) Hotel: The PortsWood

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Cape Town Free Day Spend the day exploring Cape Town's streets and squares. Consider an Optional Experience tour around the Cape Peninsula or sample the Cape's finest wines in the Cape Winelands. (BB, FD)

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Depart Cape Town Explore the city before your transfer to Cape Town International Airport. (BB)

MORE ABOUT YOUR

Trip

* All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details.

Price PP Start End Johannesburg Cape Town

Twin Share

SA 03 AUG SA 10 AUG SA 17 AUG SA 24 AUG SA 31 AUG

SA 17 AUG SA 24 AUG SA 31 AUG SA 07 SEP SA 14 SEP

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SA 21 SEP SA 28 SEP SA 05 OCT SA 12 OCT

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6575 6575

SA 15 JUN SA 29 JUN

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SA 23 NOV SA 07 DEC

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Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$1990 p.p.

Exceptions 05 Jan 19 to 16 Mar 19: A$2050 p.p. 12 Oct 19 to 14 Dec 19: A$2050 p.p. q Christmas Departure: The 14 December 2019 departure will celebrate Christmas in Knysna with a festive meal. Young traveller discount:

SAVE A$640

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$173

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Past guests: Unlock VIP benefits

SAVE

A$693 p.p.

TRIP

Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Immerse yourself in Khoisan and Xhosa culture, tasting their authentic cuisine and learning about their traditions. (Day 11)

Please Note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip.

STAYS WITH STORIES

TRIP CODE: AFSA

Durban's five-star Oyster Box Hotel overlooks Umhlanga's iconic lighthouse and is owned and run by Trafalgar's Tollman family. (Day 6)

WHY NOT EXPLORE

further?

VICTORIA FALLS OR BOTSWANA Make the most of your trip by choosing our Victoria Falls Experience (Page 18) or our Botswana Delta Experience (Page 22), which both follow on seamlessly from the Best of South Africa. Guests are responsible for purchasing all fights required to join either of these trips.

DW Dinner with Wine FD Farewell Dinner

AFRICA

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DIVE INTO CULTURE Connect with Swazi culture during a visit to a local Chief's village. (Day 4) Tour the village of Phezulu and witness a traditional Zulu dance performance (Day 7)

Dive Into Culture Stays with Stories Connect With Locals

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V ICTOR I A FALL S EX P ER I E N C E 4 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES | 8 MEALS | FROM A$3150pp*

EXPERIENCE VICTORIA FALLS IN ALL ITS SPLENDOUR – A STIRRING BACKDROP FOR SUNSET RIVER CRUISING ON THE ZAMBEZI AND AN ELEPHANT ADVENTURE IN THE CHOBE NATIONAL PARK. WATCH BASKING CROCODILE AND PODS OF HIPPO LAZE IN THE AFTERNOON SUN, HEAR THE CALL OF THE FISH EAGLE AND WITNESS THE ‘SMOKE THAT THUNDERS' IN ALL ITS POWERFUL GLORY.

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Arrive Livingstone International Airport – Victoria Falls (3 Nights) Welcome to Zambia! Meet your Trafalgar representative upon arrival at Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone and transfer to your accommodation. Buckle up for an exhilarating encounter with Victoria Falls, an untamed natural wonder that has captured the imagination of explorers and adventurers since David Livingstone declared it the most wonderful sight he had seen in Africa. Board a cruise and navigate one of Africa's mightiest rivers, cruising past islands of basking crocodile and hippo pods lazing in the waning African sun as you toast to the beginning of an epic UNESCO World Heritage experience. Our home for the next three nights is one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories' – The River Club, whose owner will regale you with stories about the history of Zambia and its people, as well as the famous guests who have stayed there. (D, ) Hotel: The River Club Victoria Falls Sightseeing Join a Local Specialist on a guided tour to experience the Victoria Falls first-hand, admiring its powerful curtain of water from various vantage points in Zambia – feel the fine spray and hear the roaring sound as the water crashes over a hundred metres into a swirling mass in the gorge below. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure with the sound of the ‘Smoke that Thunders' never far from your ears. (BB, L, D) Chobe National Park Excursion Cross the Botswana border for a day-trip into the Chobe National Park, where large herds of African elephant roam. Board your Chobe River cruise, watching herds of elephant and buffalo coming to the edge of the river to drink. See the flash of a kingfisher hovering over the water to catch its next meal, then enjoy an included lunch at Chobe Safari Lodge on the banks of the mighty Chobe River. Later return to The River Club for your last night in Zambia. (BB, L, D) Depart Livingstone International Airport We bid farewell to the ‘Smoke that Thunders' and return to Livingstone's Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport for your onward journey. (BB)

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Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

STAYS WITH STORIES The River Club, Livingstone on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, where you'll meet owner Peter Jones, an avid historian who delights in sharing tales of Zambia's heritage. (Day 1)

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* All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details. Please Note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip.

The River Club is an exclusive lodge located on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia. Each chalet overlooks the river with beautiful views. Your stay there is fully inclusive of all meals and house brand wine and drinks.

Important Visa Information: Visas are required for this trip. Speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Flights: Guests are responsible for the booking and purchase of all flights required to and from Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (Livingstone, Zambia). Small Group: This trip is operated on an individual or small group basis. You will be met and hosted by Trafalgar Representatives in Livingstone and at Victoria Falls. Explore Further: Saturday departures link with the Best of South Africa trip. Tuesday departures link with the Essence of South Africa trip.

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Partake in a favourite pasttime at the Falls – a leisurely sundowner river cruise along the Zambezi. Taking place above the Falls where the water is calmer, the cruise allows you to sip on a cool beverage while scanning the banks for hippo, crocodile or even elephants. Keep a keen eye out for the elusive bush buck that slink in and out of the foliage while you enjoy your canapes and watch the sun set on yet another perfect day in Africa.

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Make the most of your trip by choosing our Best of South Africa (Page 16) or Essence of South Africa (Page 20) trips, both of which fit perfectly before the Victoria Falls Experience trip. Guests are responsible for purchasing all flights required to join either of these trips. WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast

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E S S E N CE OF SOU T H AFRIC A 10 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 17 MEALS | FROM A$4950pp*

BUSH, BEACH AND TWO VIBRANT CITIES – CAPTURE THE ESSENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA ON THIS CULMINATION OF A CAPE TOWN TO KRUGER EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING JOHANNESBURG, THE ‘CITY OF GOLD'.

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Arrive Cape Town (4 Nights) South Africa's ‘Mother City' and her iconic Table Mountain extend a warm welcome as you embark on a journey that will reveal the highlights of South Africa. Spend the day delving into Cape Town's cosmopolitan surrounds before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: African Pride 15 On Orange Table Mountain and Cape Town City Tour This morning, we encounter Table Mountain first-hand, ascending via aerial cableway to its vast flat top – a rocky wonderland of rich Cape fynbos and curious dassies (hyraxes). Peer over the bustling City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard keeping a keen eye out for the landmarks your Travel Director will show you during this afternoon's city tour. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cape Town at leisure. Ramble up Bree Street to sample the city's vibrant coffee culture or take a stroll along the Sea Point promenade with the fellow outdoor enthusiasts. (BB) Cape Peninsula Tour Circumnavigate the Cape Peninsula, from trendy Camps Bay to Cape Point and back. The crashing waves of the Atlantic to your right, the rocky 12 Apostles to your left, wind your way along one of the world's most magnificent coastal roads towards the outcrop that is Africa's most extreme south-western tip. Say a quiet hello to the shy penguins of Boulders Beach, see the Cape of Good Hope and travel through charming coastal towns along the way. (BB)

Greater Kruger National Park Area – Johannesburg (2 Nights) Our time in the South African bushveld comes to a close with a 'Dive Into Culture' visit to a local Shangaan village. Learn about the traditions and customs of the Shangaan people and how the Eco Academy there provides eco and wildlife education. Fly to Johannesburg and check into one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories' located in the restaurant and entertainment hub of Melrose Arch. (BB, ,  ) Hotel: Protea Fire and Ice

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Johannesburg Sightseeing Unlock the secrets of the ‘city of gold' on a full-day tour to view several iconic sites including the Regina Mundi Church and Mandela's house in Soweto. 'Dive into Culture' during a visit to the Hector Pieterson Museum and the Apartheid Museum, which chronicles South Africa's tumultuous Apartheid years. (BB, FD,  )

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Cape Town – Greater Kruger National Park Area (3 Nights) This morning you'll bid farewell to the ‘Mother City' and fly to Hoedspruit where a private game reserve near South Africa's great Kruger National Park beckons. Then kick back, relax and settle in to one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories', the Becks Luxury Private Safari Lodge, your home in the bush for the next three nights. (BB, D,  ) Hotel: Becks Luxury Private Safari Lodge

Please Note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip.

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Game Reserve, keeping your eyes peeled for signs of wildlife that emerge from their cover of darkness. (BB, L, D)

Cape Winelands Excursion and Cape Town Free Time Venture to the town of Franschhoek and see during your orientation why it is proclaimed as one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world. In the nearby Stellenbosch Kloof Valley, you'll 'Connect with Locals' over a traditional Cape lunch. Gain insights into the wine heritage of the De Waal family, who have been making wine in this valley since the early 18th century. Join a family member for wine tasting, then explore their beautiful 1791 Cape Dutch Manor House. Return to Cape Town for an evening at leisure. (BB, L,  )

Karongwe Private Reserve Safari Game Drives The action begins as we embark on an early morning game drive through Karongwe Private Reserve with a Local Specialist game ranger and Shangaan tracker-guide. The rising sun awakens the birds and insects that share your journey into the bush, as you scour the dense brush for signs of the Big 5. After lunch, and time for a siesta and a swim, return to the bush for an afternoon safari drive. (BB, L, D)

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Air: Airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-trip flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the trip itinerary: Day 5 from Cape Town to Hoedspruit – SA1241; Day 8 Hoedspruit to Johannesburg – SA1228. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details.

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Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

Children: We are unable to accept children under the age of 12 on this itinerary.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS

Small Group: This trip is operated on a small group basis with a maximum of 20 guests in accordance with the capacity of the exclusive luxury safari lodge we have chosen for this trip.

Indulge in a traditional Cape lunch and wine tasting with a member of the De Waal family, whose heritage is intrinsically linked with the wine traditions of the Stellenbosch Kloof Valley. (Day 4)

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WHY NOT EXPLORE

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VICTORIA FALLS OR BOTSWANA Make the most of your trip by choosing our Victoria Falls Experience (Page 18) or our Botswana Delta Experience (Page 22), which both follow on seamlessly from the Essence Of South Africa. Guests are responsible for purchasing all fights required to join either of these trips.

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Your stay at Becks Safari Lodge in Karongwe Private Game Reserve contributes to the area's environmental sustainability and community development. (Day 5)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Hear first hand about the traditions and cultures of the Shangaan people and how their village promotes eco and wildlife education. (Day 8) Learn about South Africa's turbulent past on an interactive Johannesburg and Soweto Freedom tour. (Day 9)

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5 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 11 MEALS | FROM A$4625pp*

EXPLORE THE ISLANDS AND OXBOW LAKES OF THE REMARKABLE OKAVANGO DELTA AS YOU SEEK OUT THE CREATURES THAT FIND SANCTUARY IN THE EBBING AND FLOWING WATERWAYS OF THIS WETLAND ECO‑SYSTEM.

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Arrive Maun – Flight to Moremi Game Reserve (2 Nights) Journey by air charter from Maun to Moremi Game Reserve at the eastern fringe of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Okavango Delta. Sheltered by giant ebony trees, your home in the Botswana wilderness for the next two nights is in luxury en-suite tents, each on a raised teak deck, providing thrilling views of the surrounding bird and game species. Close your eyes and listen to the song of the Okavango – the cry of the African fish eagle and coo-coo of the red-eyed dove. (D) Hotel: Camp Moremi Moremi Game Reserve Free Day Explore one of Africa's greatest safari destinations in search of large herds of buffalo and wildebeest, the rare Sitatunga and packs of wild dog in the open grasslands. Embark on a boat safari along the Okavango's winding waterways or a 4x4 safari drive through savannah and dense forest. Spend some quiet time contemplating a simpler life, relaxing on the viewing deck overlooking Xakanaxa Lagoon to the harmonious sounds of the bush around you. (BB, L, D) Moremi Game Reserve – Flight to Okavango Delta (2 Nights) We fly from Moremi into the midst of one of the world's only inland deltas to explore a world of islands and waterways from the rare vantage point of a traditional mokoro. Gliding silently through the deep network of lagoons and channels, we keep our eyes peeled for lechwe antelope, crocodile and hippo, watching the African Jacana flit gracefully between lily ponds. Our lagoon-facing accommodation for the next two nights is one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories', Xugana Island Lodge, which overlooks one of the Delta's only permanent water sites. (BB, L, D,  ) Hotel: Xugana Island Lodge Okavango Delta Free Day Spend a full day immersed in Botswana's wilderness. Consider a guided nature walk in the company of colourful Kingfishers, Bee-eaters and Rollers, spend the day fishing for bream and tiger fish, or simply cruise through the peaceful waterways in search of the hundreds of species of bird and wildlife that sustain themselves within this diverse eco-system. Spend your final night in the Okavango sipping sundowner drinks against the backdrop of Xugana Lagoon to a symphony of painted reed frogs. (BB, L, D) Flight to Maun – Depart Maun Take a short flight to Maun today where your memorable trip ends. (BB)

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* All prices are per person, twin share. Internal Flights: The above prices include the internal chartered air fares for Maun – Moremi – Okavango Delta – Maun, and are accurate as of March 2018. On Day 1, please ensure your flight arrives into Maun airport no later than 1.00pm to allow for a smooth connection with the included chartered flight. Luggage Restrictions: Due to the light aircraft transfers on this trip, guests are permitted one soft-sided bag with maximum weight 20kg/44lb including hand luggage and camera equipment. Suitcases will not be accepted. Luggage storage is available at Maun airport.

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TRIP

Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

STAYS WITH STORIES Xugana Island Lodge in the Xugana Lagoon is widely recognised as the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta. (Day 3)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE During your stay at Desert & Delta Safaris' Camp Moremi and Xugana Island Lodge, which are run by the local community. (Days 1&3)

WHY NOT EXPLORE

further?

EXPLORE SOUTH AFRICA Make the most of your trip by choosing our Best of South Africa (Page 16) or Essence of South Africa (Page 20), both of which fit perfectly before the Botswana Delta Experience trip.

Please Note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip. Flights: Guests are responsible for the booking and purchasing of all flights required to and from Maun airport

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An exclusive lodge with only eight raised lagoon-facing chalets made with reed and thatch and offering private viewing decks over one of the Okavango Delta's only permanent water sites. Under the shade of Ebony and African Mangosteens, guests can relax on the lodge's expansive deck and keep a keen eye out for crocodile, hippo and nesting storks, or take a splash in the swimming pool located within the gardens of this island retreat in the middle of this biodiverse wetland ecosystem. At Xugana, guests are guaranteed an effortless retreat, with all the essentials taken care of.

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Small Group: This trip is operated on an individual or small group basis. You will be met, transferred and hosted by representatives from arrival through to departure in Maun. Explore Further: Saturday departures link with the Best of South Africa trip. Tuesday departures link with the Essence of South Africa trip.

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N A M I BI A EXP LOR ER 14 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 25 MEALS | FROM A$6875pp*

PEER INTO THE DEPTHS OF AFRICA'S LARGEST CANYON, ADMIRE THE STARK BEAUTY OF SOSSUSVLEI'S ANCIENT BACKDROPS AND SEE THE SHIMMERING EXPANSE OF THE ETOSHA PAN ON THIS EXPEDITION THROUGH NAMIBIA'S SURREAL LANDSCAPES.

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sand-boarding, or a catamaran trip. Then it's time to ‘Connect with Locals’ and savour some hearty vetkoek with a Damara family in Swakopmund's Mondesa Township. Watch how the dough rises in a traditional three-legged potjie pot as you learn about life in the township. (BB, D,  )

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Fish River Canyon – Aus Peer over the ancient chasm carved by the Fish River to form Africa's largest canyon. Carved over millennia, the Fish River Canyon's gigantic ravine provides sanctuary to klipspringer, zebra and even wild horses. We continue our journey to the spectacular Aus Mountains where you'll spend the afternoon getting close to nature. (BB, D) Hotel: Desert Horse Inn Aus – Maltahohe Immerse yourself in the Southern Namib region admiring desert vistas and expansive skies as we conquer the open road. We pay a visit to Baron von Wolf's Duwisib Castle to learn about its history as a gift of love for his American wife. After a day of exploring, you'll want to settle in to the comfort of your lodge and spend the afternoon relaxing. (BB, D) Hotel: Hammerstein Lodge Maltahohe – Sossusvlei – Namib Naukluft National Park In a country renowned for its epic landscapes, competition for the top spot is tough. But it is Sossusvlei that rightly deserves this crown and it is where we begin our adventure today. Gaze up at the towering Dune 45 surrounded by the eerie, but beautiful salt pans, then explore the ravine walls of the Sesriem Canyon, carved out by the Tsauchab River. We journey past the Namib Naukluft Mountains then set off on a 4x4 drive into the depths of the Namib Desert under whose glittering canopy of stars we'll stay tonight at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories' – the Namib Naukluft Lodge. (BB, D,  ) Hotel: Namib Naukluft Lodge Namib Naukluft National Park – Swakopmund (2 Nights) After breakfast, we drive to the German-inspired seaside town of Swakopmund with its colonial buildings and encroaching desert. After a leisurely afternoon, we embark on a sundowner tour into the sands of the desert and an opportunity to snap a selfie on the crest of Dune 7, the highest dune in Namibia. (BB) Hotel: Strand Hotel Swakopmund At Leisure Live life in the fast lane and embark on some of Swakopmund's action-packed activities such as quad-biking, WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast

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Arrive Windhoek Your epic encounter with Namibia kicks off in its capital, Windhoek. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy a day at leisure before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and dinner. (WR) Hotel: Windhoek Country Club Resort Windhoek – Rehoboth – Kalahari Desert Embrace the freedom of the open road as we venture into the Kalahari Desert – Namibia's boundless, sandy beauty. We make our way through the historic town of Rehoboth, then take our front-row seats on a scenic nature drive through this ‘thirst land', where trees loom and rocky shadows stretch out on the horizon against the setting sun. Arrive later at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories' – the elegant Zebra Kalahari Lodge, located within the Intu Afrika Private Game Reserve. (BB, D, ) Hotel: Zebra Kalahari Lodge & Spa

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Swakopmund – Damaraland (2 Nights) Follow Namibia's salt route en route to Damaraland, a place where mysterious flat-topped lava mountains and petrified trees cast shadows across the terracotta-coloured terrain. We make an important stop at Twyfelfontein to admire its ancient rock engravings, then explore the rocky-red Organ Pipes carved into the face of the mountain before arriving at our lodge this afternoon. (BB, D) Hotel: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge Damaraland Enjoy free time today until it's time to join a drive along the Aba Huab River in search of kudu, oryx, springbuck, ostrich and herds of rare desert-dwelling elephant. These elephants have adapted to living harsh desert conditions and can only be found in Namibia and Mali. (BB, D) Damaraland – Etosha National Park (2 Nights) As we journey north, we meet the OvaHimba tribe with whom we'll 'Dive into Culture' to gain insights into their hunter-gatherer traditions that have spanned thousands of years. Your visit will make a difference by contributing to funds used for food and other necessities. Despite vast desolate landscapes, Namibia is renowned for its wildlife and there's no better place to encounter the array of animal and birdlife that live within its borders than Etosha National Park. This afternoon, we venture out on our first game drive through the park. (BB, D,  ) Hotel: Okaukuejo Resort

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Etosha National Park Full Day Safari Explore one of the world's great wildlife sanctuaries on a full-day safari. Enjoy a deep connection with your natural surrounds, joining a guide who will uncover the secrets of the bush and maximise your game viewing chances. (BB, D)

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Etosha National Park – Windhoek We bid farewell to Etosha and travel south back to Windhoek. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner at your resort to celebrate the end of a magical journey through Namibia. (BB, FD) Hotel: Windhoek Country Club Resort

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Depart Windhoek With our journey at its close, we say goodbye to our new-found friends and transfer to Windhoek airport. (BB)

MORE ABOUT YOUR

Trip

* All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details. Small Group: This trip is operated on a small group basis with a maximum of 12 guests to ensure a more exclusive expedition, with accommodation in lodge establishments that cater to smaller groups.

TRIP CODE: AFNA DW Dinner with Wine FD Farewell Dinner

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SA 15 JUN FR 28 JUN

7250

SA 30 NOV FR 13 DEC

8025

SA 13 JUL FR 26 JUL

6995

u SA 11 JAN FR 24 JAN

8075

SA 10 AUG FR 23 AUG

7375

u SA 08 FEB FR 21 FEB

8075

SA 07 SEP FR 20 SEP

7375

u SA 14 MAR FR 27 MAR

8075

SA 05 OCT FR 18 OCT

6875

u SA 18 APR FR 01 MAY

8125

SA 09 NOV FR 22 NOV

8025

u SA 02 MAY FR 15 MAY

8125

2020

Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$940 p.p.

u Please Note: Departures marked in the price panel

are subject to change in itinerary, price and discount. These will be confirmed in May 2019. Young traveller discount:

SAVE A$760

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$203

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Past guests: Unlock VIP benefits

SAVE

A$813 p.p.

TRIP

Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS In Swakopmund, where you'll meet a Damara family in Mondesa Township and enjoy traditional vetkoek made in three-legged potjie pots and learn about township life (Day 8)

STAYS WITH STORIES Set in the midst of a wildlife sanctuary in the Kalahari, Zebra Kalahari Lodge offers unique insight into the culture and traditions of the local San people. (Day 2) Enjoy endless views of the Namibia's open desert plains from Namib Naukluft Lodge – the perfect hub from which to embark on an early morning desert walk or to view the glittering canopy of stars over the Namib Desert. (Day 6) AFRICA

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DIVE INTO CULTURE Meet members of the OvaHimba tribe, considered the last semi-nomadic people of Namibia. (Day 11)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE With your visit to the Otjikandero Himba Orphan Village Project in Namibia's Kaokaland, which uses the funding received from tours for food and other necessities. (Day 11)

Dive Into Culture Stays with Stories Connect With Locals

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A F R IC A N SAFA R I A DV ENTURE 14 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES | 39 MEALS | FROM A$8350pp*

JOURNEY THROUGH THE VAST PLAINS OF THE MAASAI MARA AND SERENGETI FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE SAFARI ADVENTURE THAT WILL TAKE YOU TO LANDSCAPES WHERE THOUSANDS OF WILDEBEEST MAKE THEIR BRAVE PILGRIMAGE. EXPLORE THE WILDERNESS OF KENYA AND TANZANIA, NAVIGATE LAKES IN SEARCH OF RESTING HIPPO AND SAVOUR THE SPICY FLAVOURS OF SWAHILI CUISINE.

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Arrive Nairobi Kickstart your African safari adventure in Kenya. Meet your Trafalgar Representative at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport, then spend the evening with your fellow explorers enjoying a delicious Welcome Reception at the world-famous Carnivore restaurant. (WR) Hotel: Ibis Styles Nairobi – Aberdare National Park Area (2 Nights) This morning 'Connect with Locals' at the Shangilia Childrens Home, a leading centre for street and orphaned children. Make a Difference with your visit, which contributes to the home's efforts to transform the lives of vulnerable street children. Consider joining an Optional Experience in Aberdare National Park. (BB, L, D,  ) Hotel: Abedare Country Club Solio Game Reserve Excursion We embark on a half-day exploration of the privately owned wildlife conservancy that is Solio Game Reserve, renowned as the most successful rhino breeding reserve in Kenya. Returning to Abedare, we embark on a guided bird walk with a Local Specialist before sunset, keeping your eyes peeled for European rollers, flycatchers and birds of prey. (BB, L, D) Aberdare National Park Area – Lake Nakuru National Park Have your camera ready for a photo stop at the spectacular Thomson's Falls before we connect with the soul of Africa's Great Rift Valley and visit the bird watcher's paradise that is Lake Nakuru National Park. Join your Driver Guide for an afternoon game drive to spot pink flamingos lining the lakeshore and search for lion and leopard. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Lake Nakuru Lodge Lake Nakuru National Park – Lake Naivasha As the sun rises, navigate Lake Nakuru National Park's landscapes on a 4x4 game drive. Journey to Lake Naivasha for lunch and enjoy a boat ride in search of the resident hippo. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp Lake Naivasha – Maasai Mara (2 Nights) Venture across the Great Rift Valley to the savannah wilderness of Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve. After check-in, join a Local Specialist for an immersive guided nature walk to gain insights into the surrounding flora and fauna. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Simba Oryx Mara Camp Maasai Mara Full Day Safari Roam amongst the wildlife that find sanctuary in Maasai Mara's wilderness, on a full-day safari to seek out the Big 5. ‘Dive into Culture’ during a visit to a Maasai village where you’ll witness the jumping prowess of Maasai warriors and meet the village elder. (BB, L, D,  ) Maasai Mara – Lake Victoria We cross the border into Tanzania and travel to Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or consider joining an optional activity at your lodge. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Serenity on the Lake Lake Victoria – Serengeti National Park (2 Nights) The endless plains of the Serengeti are our home today as we enjoy a safari game WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast

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drive, tracking such species as lion, leopard and cheetah. (BB, L, D,  ) Hotel: Thorn Tree Tented Camp

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9175

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departure will celebrate Christmas in Lake Victoria with a festive meal. Young traveller discount:

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Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara 'Dive in Culture' during lunch at Mto wa Umbu village with its local farms, school, nyombas, market and milling machines. We then have an afternoon game drive through Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions. (BB, L, D,  ) Hotel: Burudika Lodge

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Lake Manyara – Tarangire National Park Enjoy a game drive in Tarangire National Park past battalions of baobab trees, scouting for vast herds of elephants. (BB, L, FD) Hotel: Tarangire Sopa Lodge

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Tarangire National Park – Arusha – Depart Kilimanjaro Our epic journey culminates with lunch at The Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre, before we catch our final transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for our outbound flight. (BB, L)

MORE ABOUT YOUR

Trip

* All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details. A departure transfer to Kilimanjaro airport will operate at 1.00pm. Flights: Onward flights from Kilimanjaro Airport should not be scheduled before 4.00pm. Small Group: This trip is operated on a small group basis with a maximum of 12 guests split across two separate vehicles to ensure a more exclusive experience and better opportunities to view game in their natural surrounds.

TRIP CODE: AFKT

SAVE A$870

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$229

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Past guests: Unlock VIP benefits

SAVE

A$918 p.p.

TRIP

Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Meet the street and orphaned children at Shangilia Childrens Home who will capture your heart through music, dance and acrobatics. Enjoy lunch at the Home and find out more about the work here. (Day 2)

STAYS WITH STORIES Thorn Tree Tented Camp is a classic tented safari camp located in the majestic Seronera area of Serengeti National Park.

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit a Maasai Boma to gain in-depth insights into the daily life of this colourful tribe. (Day 7) Meet the farming community of Mto Wa Umbu to learn about their way of life and enjoy Swahili cuisine (Day 12)

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE Trafalgar is a proud supporter of ME to WE, a social enterprise charity making a difference in Kenya with their sustainable development and community empowerment project work. For more information see trafalgar.com/metowe_kenya

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Help the orphaned, abandoned, neglected and abused children who find sanctuary in Kenya's Shangilia Children's Home. Your visit will help support the home's efforts to transform the lives of these children. (Day 2)

Dive Into Culture Stays with Stories Connect With Locals

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E GY P T I A N I T I NER AR I ES FOLLOW THE FOOTPRINTS OF THE ANCIENTS AND EXPLORE THE LUSH RIVER VALLEYS AND ENDLESS DESERT LANDSCAPES OF EGYPT ON THREE DIFFERENT TRIPS INCLUDING A NILE CRUISE… (SEE EACH ITINERARY FOR MORE DETAILS)

Visit trafalgar.com for full itinerary information, dates and prices Please note: Cruise itineraries on the Nile may vary occasionally according to seasonal circumstances. Visits to sights and highlights will not be affected. All three itineraries include a cruise along the legendary River Nile on board the most luxurious of ships; MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Nile Sapphire (or similar cruise ship). Abu Simbel Optional Experience available on all of these itineraries.

Shared Rooming: Room share is available on Trafalgar’s Egypt itineraries for departures up until 30 October 2019 *Pricing: All prices are per person twin share and are subject to change and will be confirmed in August 2019

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9 DAYS | 16 MEALS | FROM A$3150pp*

9 DAYS | 15 MEALS | FROM A$3225pp*

12 DAYS | 25 MEALS | FROM A$3875pp*

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Arrive Cairo Embark on an expedition to the land of the Pharaohs. On arrival at Cairo Airport, transfer to your hotel and relax after your journey. Hotel: Hilton Heliopolis

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Arrive Cairo (2 Nights) Your encounter with Egypt’s ancient past begins in its capital, Cairo. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure. Hotel: Ramses Hilton

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Arrive Cairo (2 Nights) Delve into the antiquities of Egypt on this epic journey which begins in Cairo. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure. Hotel: Le Meridian Pyramids

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Cairo – Luxor – Nile Cruise (4 Nights) Fly to Luxor this morning and connect with the remnants of ancient Thebes during a visit to the Temple of Amun and imposing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, then visit the Grand Temple of Luxor before returning to your cruise ship for dinner. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Nile Cruise MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Nile Sapphire or similar

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Cairo Sightseeing Discover the antiquities that reveal Egypt’s intriguing history during today’s visit to the Museum of Egypt. This afternoon, we encounter treasures of a different kind at the Great Pyramids of Giza, including the Pyramid of Cheops and the Sphinx. (BB)

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Cairo Pyramids Excursion Immerse yourself in a history that spans millennia during a full-day excursion to the old kingdom of Egypt. See the Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Visit the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, then marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and the mighty Sphinx. (BB)

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Cairo – Aswan – Nile Cruise (3 Nights) We fly to Aswan this morning, where we’ll have an opportunity to visit the High Dam before travelling by motorboat to the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. For a more leisurely encounter with the Nile, we board a felucca and sail to the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island and Aga Khan Mausoleum. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Nile Cruise MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Nile Sapphire or similar

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Cairo – Nile Cruise: Luxor (7 Nights) We fly to Luxor this morning and embark on a guided tour of the Karnak Temple Complex, before boarding our cruise in time for lunch. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Nile Cruise MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Nile Sapphire or similar

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Nile Cruise: Dendera – Luxor Pay tribute to the Goddess Hathor at the well-preserved Dendera Temple, then cruise via the Esna Lock to Edfu. (BB, L, D)

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Nile Cruise: Edfu – Aswan Visit the Temple of Edfu, one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt. Later, gain a deeper understanding of Egyptian culture during a traditional dinner and galabea party. (BB, L, D)

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Nile Cruise: Aswan - Philae View the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock, and visit the High Dam in Aswan. Continue to the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. (BB, L, D)

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Nile Cruise: Aswan Set sail in a felucca to the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s island, before a relaxing rest of the day on board your cruise ship. (BB, L, D)

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Nile Cruise: Aswan – Kom-Ombo – Edfu Spend the day at leisure on-board relaxing, or consider joining an excursion to Abu Simbel. Later, we’ll visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo, worshipping two gods. (BB, L, D)

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Nile Cruise: Edfu – Luxor Watch how the river gives life to an arid landscape and the people who live within it as you sail down the Nile to Luxor. (BB, L, D)

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Disembark Luxor – Cairo (2 Nights) Fly to Cairo and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Consider one of Trafalgar’s recommended Optional Experiences – a dinner cruise on a floating restaurant. (BB) Hotel: Ramses Hilton

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Cairo Sightseeing Your sightseeing tour through Cairo will include a visit to the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo, the Alabaster Mosque and the Egyptian Museum. (BB)

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Depart Cairo Our expedition at its end, take a transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (BB)

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Nile Cruise: Luxor – Edfu Cruise to the final resting place of Egypt’s Pharaohs, immersing yourself in the ancient history of Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Later, sail to Edfu. (BB, L, D)

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Nile Cruise: Edfu – Kom-Ombo Pay homage to the falcon god Horus at Egypt’s best-preserved cult temple in Edfu, then sail upstream to Kom-Om, where life remains much as it was a thousand years ago. Donning our galabeas, we enjoy a traditional Egyptian dinner on board this evening. (BB, L, D)

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Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo – Aswan Tour the Temple of Kom-Ombo before continuing to Aswan, where we’ll set sail on a traditional felucca across the mighty Nile to see the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. As the dipping sun sets the sky on fire, admire the silhouette of traditional feluccas plying the river’s waters. (BB, L, D) Disembark Aswan – Cairo (3 Nights) Explore the Aswan Dam, built to curb the periodic flooding of the Nile. Our next stop is the Temple of Isis, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock. Consider an Optional Experience to the Sun Temple of Abu Simbel before flying back to Cairo this afternoon. (BB) Hotel: Ramses Hilton Cairo Sightseeing Embark on a sightseeing tour through the cacophony of Cairo’s busy streets. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo and see the ancient Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque and Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum. (BB) Cairo – Pyramid Excursion We travel to Memphis to see the Colossus of Ramses II, then admire the Step Pyramid of Sakkara. Witness one of the seven wonders of the ancient world - The Great Pyramids of Giza and see the enigmatic Great Sphinx. Enjoy some free time this evening or consider joining a Nile dinner cruise. (BB) Depart Cairo Our epic journey at its end, we say farewell to newfound friends and transfer to the airport. (BB)

Departures operate from 27 March 2019 to 30 October 2019 inclusive.

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Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo – Edfu Spend the morning relaxing on your Nile cruise or consider joining an Optional Experience to Abu Simbel. This afternoon, we’ll visit the Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to two gods, before returning to our boat for an evening celebration of Egypt’s culture and cuisine. (BB, L, D)

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Nile Cruise: Edfu – Luxor We’ll visit one of Egypt’s most beautiful temples this morning – the cult temple at Edfu, then continue to Luxor for a visit to its Great Temple on the banks of the Nile. (BB, L, D)

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Disembark Luxor – Cairo Ancient Thebes takes centre stage today as you explore its iconic Valley of the Kings and Luxor’s West Bank, a complex of mortuary temples and tombs. Marvel at the Colossi of Memnon, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and the Karnak Temple complex before your flight to Cairo. (BB) Hotel: Ramses Hilton

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Cairo – Alexandria Journey to the port city of Alexandria, stopping en route at the Coptic Monasteries at Wadi el Natrun (if open). Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant, serving local dishes in an unforgettable seaside setting. (BB, D) Hotel: Helnan Palestine

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Alexandria Sightseeing – Cairo Delve into the treasures of Alexander the Great’s onceprosperous Mediterranean city. Tour the Roman Amphitheatre and Pompey’s Pillar at the ancient acropolis. Visit the Korn el Shoqafa Catacomb and the National Museum, then drive back to Cairo. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Heliopolis

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Depart Cairo We say a fond farewell to Egypt and transfer to the airport at the end of our journey. (BB)

Departures operate from 30 March 2019 to 26 October 2019 inclusive.

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Departures operate from 26 March 2019 to 29 October 2019 inclusive.

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B E S T OF MOROCCO 10 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 16 MEALS | FROM A$2625pp*

BEHOLD THE CACOPHONY OF BAZAARS AND SHIMMERING SAHARA WHEN YOU JOURNEY TO MOROCCO'S CHARMING CITIES OF CASABLANCA, FEZ AND MARRAKESH, INCLUDING VISITS TO THE LIFE-GIVING OASIS OF TINGHIR, TODRA GORGE AND OUARZAZATE.

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Arrive Casablanca Delve into the intrigue and romance of Casablanca immortalised by Hollywood before meeting your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Grand Mogador City Centre Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fez (2 Nights) We continue along the coast to the capital, Rabat, where we'll embark on an orientation tour of the city including views of the grand 17th-century palace and Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Travelling to the imperial city of Meknès, we'll see the grand gate of Bab el-Mansour adorned by green and white zeillij tiles. We arrive in Fez later today and spend the rest of the day at leisure. (BB) Hotel: Marriott J’nan Palace Fez Sightseeing Join a Local Specialist today to explore the medina, one of the largest thriving medieval centres in the world. See the royal palace and Dive into Culture during a visit to the round dye-pits and tanneries revealing Morocco's ancient leather craft. Spend the rest of the day shopping or relaxing in a lantern-lit courtyard away from the medina crowds. Join your companions this evening for a special opportunity to Connect with Locals over a dinner, featuring Moroccan specialities served with wine in a traditional Riad. (BB, D,  ,  ) Fez – Midelt – Erfoud We follow the old caravan trail south, stopping for a Regional Meal in Midelt. Continuing along the palm-fringed Ziz Valley and past the Tafilalt oasis, we arrive in the oasis town of Erfoud, regarded as the Gateway to the Sahara. (BB, RM, D) Hotel: Xaluca Kasbah Erfoud – Tinghir – Dades Valley Journeying west, we arrive in Tinghir, one of the most beautiful oases in southern Morocco. We continue through part of the Todra Gorge and cut through the mountains for one of the most dramatic views in the country. Enjoy a memorable Regional Meal, then follow the route of a thousand kasbahs to the flourishing Dades Valley. Here we will overnight at one of Trafalgar's Stays with Stories, Xaluca Dades, surrounded by panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains. (BB, RM, D,  ) Hotel: Xaluca Dades

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MORE ABOUT YOUR

Trip

* All prices are per person, twin share. Airport transfers: On arrival at Casablanca Airport transfers will operate at 8am, 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Casablanca Airport at 7am, 10am and 12pm. Ramadan: During daylight hours from dawn to sunset fasting takes place for Ramadan. It is observed from Sunday 5 May to Tuesday 4 June 2019 in Morocco. The order of sightseeing and meals may be adjusted. Pricing: All prices are subject to change and will be confirmed in August 2019

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Single Supplement (add to price above):

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Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Specialty dinner of delicious Moroccan cuisine served with wine at a traditional Riad in Fez. (Day 3)

STAYS WITH STORIES Promising paradise in the middle of the Atlas Mountains, the African-styled Xaluca Dades is surrounded by a spectacular mountainscape with panoramic views of the Dades Valley and its Berber villages. (Day 5)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit a traditional tannery and dye-pit for a fascinating glimpse into an ancient practice. (Day 3) AFRICA

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Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Aït Ben Haddou – Marrakesh (2 Nights) Ouarzazate has provided a backdrop for such famous movies as 'Lawrence of Arabia', 'Cleopatra' and 'Gladiator'. Spend some time exploring the sights during your orientation tour. Visit the UNESCO-listed fortified village of Aït Ben Haddou in the High Atlas Mountains and continue through the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass to Marrakesh - the ‘Red City'. Marrakesh is home to Morocco's largest traditional souk (market) where you may wish to spend some time learning the art of haggling. (BB) Hotel: Le Meridien N’Fis

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TRAVEL INFO

BOOKING CONDITIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION Large print version is available at: trafalgar.com SUMMARY BOOKING AND CANCELLATION TERMS INFORMATION

VICTORIA FALLS AND BOTSWANA Deposit required $1000 Final Payment 90 days NO OF DAYS PENALTY 90 days and over Deposit 89-46 days 25%

ALL OTHER TRIPS Deposit required $500 Final Payment 45 days NO OF DAYS PENALTY 90 days and over Deposit 89-46 days Deposit

ADDITIONAL AIR TICKETS Deposit required As per airline policy Final Payment As per airline policy NO OF DAYS PENALTY 90 days and over $75 plus airline charges 89-46 days $75 plus airline charges

45-31 days

50%

45-31 days

25%

45-31 days

$75 plus airline charges

30-15 days

75%

30-15 days

50%

30-15 days

$75 plus airline charges

14-1 days Departure Day/ No show

$75 plus airline charges

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100%

14-1 days

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YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd is the ‘Sales Company’; Thompsons Africa (a division of Cullinan Holdings Limited) is the ‘Operator’ for Southern Africa holidays, Trafalgar Tours Limited is the ‘Operator’ for Eastern and Northern Africa holidays collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. Enrolment in and payment for a guided holiday shall constitute acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions. The agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Trafalgar will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, photograph, representation or warranty made by or provided by any independent third party sales representative, Travel Agent, or other person or entity relating to any holiday offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date The departure date is the date indicated on the booking confirmation. Security Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancellation. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Intra-trip Travel By private motorcoach, minibus, 4 X 4 vehicles, cruises and light aircraft (see itineraries). Air Transportation Not included unless otherwise outlined in each itinerary page. Guided Holiday By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches, minibus or 4 X 4 vehicles. On some holidays, motorcoaches and vehicles without toilet facilities are used. Toilets may be affected by higher altitude or extreme weather conditions such as freezing temperatures and for the comfort of those on board the motorcoach the toilets may have to be closed. In these circumstances, additional rest breaks will be incorporated into the itinerary. Hotel Accommodation Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing with private bath or shower. Triple rooms are only available on the Morocco trip in limited numbers. Triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child. Accommodation is typically based on two-bedded rooms with a private bath. Rollaway beds are not included in the triple prices. Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one double bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single Travellers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of twin rooms are available with our Shared Rooming service (available on Egypt and Morocco trips only). Trafalgar shall not be responsible or liable for any claims or issues arising out of the shared rooming. Special room requests (adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms, as examples) must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many hotels, lodges and luxury tented camps are 100% smoke-free, including all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms and public spaces. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Substitute hotels, lodges and luxury tented camps may be used sometimes. We try to use those of a similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveller program points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar holidays. Note room sizes, standards, facilities and services provided may vary from country to country and region to region and are often local in style.

Cruises Per person prices are based on two persons sharing a cabin with two berths, private shower and toilet. A limited number of single cabins are available at an extra cost. On Nile cruises, triple rooms are not available. Free WiFi Internet Service Complimentary WiFi service is available in some Trafalgar hotel guestrooms and/or the public areas of some hotels. There will be limited connectivity in some safari lodges and tented camps. For further information on which countries WiFi is offered in as well as daily data allowances please refer to the Trafalgar website www.trafalgar.com/wifi. Travel Director Guided holidays are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director or Driver Guide on the African Safari Adventure trip. In Egypt, only itineraries of 10 guests or more will be guided by a Travel Director. Mini-stays are not accompanied by Travel Director and are operated on a locally hosted basis using regular Englishspeaking Local Host services. Where fifteen guests or less travelling on a departure, Trafalgar reserves the right to operate this departure on an individual basis with private transfers and individual arrangements. Please refer to the individual guided holiday. Meals Meals are included as detailed on itineraries. Sightseeing Experiences, entrance fees, park fees and an English-speaking Local Specialist (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Transfers Between airports and hotels are included as indicated on each guided holiday itinerary. There will be no refund for missed or unused transfers. If you did not purchase your flights from Trafalgar, you will need to provide your arrival and departure flight information to Trafalgar at the time of booking. It is your responsibility to update Trafalgar with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure that you receive your transfers. Failure to do so may result in missing these services and no refund shall be due for missed arrival transfers resulting from missing or outdated flight information. Porterage Luggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided holiday hotel and porter service at airports for intra-air inclusive guided holidays, is included in the price. Luggage Allowances Due to limited vehicle capacities or coach and minibus capacities, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs./23kg. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage. Carry-on/ hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the vehicle by you each day of the guided holiday. A charge may be applied and collected locally if a second piece of luggage is to be carried, or if luggage exceeds weight or size limits. This is not an assurance that additional luggage or luggage in excess of limits on size or weight will be permitted. Trafalgar and Trafalgar’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for loss or damage to luggage or any guest’s belongings. Guests should immediately report lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for an insurance claim. Trafalgar cannot assist in locating lost items after the guest disembarks or completes the Trafalgar holiday. Airline Luggage Allowances Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked luggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly or iflybags.com for their most current luggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding luggage. Tips/Gratuities Tips/gratuities are included for services on guided holiday, except on Nile Cruises and to your Motorcoach Driver, Local Host, Local Specialists and Travel Director whose tips/gratuities should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis at the end of your holiday. Included tips/gratuities cover all services provided by diningroom waiters, housekeeping staff and porters at hotels. NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Any items and matters not referred to above, including, airfares to and from your destination, air-related taxes

$75 plus airline charges

and fees (except where specified); additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess luggage, seat selections and any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; tips/gratuities to Travel Directors, Local Host, Local Specialists and Motorcoach Drivers; laundry; phone calls; minibar; beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary; Optional Experiences; and all items of a personal nature. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign governmental and non-governmental entities. The price does not cover costs and expenses, including your return home, if you leave the guided holiday whether of your own volition, our decision based on behaviour that disrupts the trip, due to illness, action by any government or other reason. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included. RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS 1. Your guided holiday will be confirmed after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit as detailed in the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. If not received within 7 calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically be cancelled. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats. 2. Air-inclusive bookings may require an additional nonrefundable deposit or payment in full at the time of booking, see'Air Arrangements' section. 3. Final payment for your land reservation will be due prior to departure no later than as detailed in the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45/90 days (see Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms) prior to the departure date. 4. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received as detailed within the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table above. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and/or air reservations. 5. Credit Card Bookings: Trafalgar should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security purposes, we are required to collect the guest’s credit card billing address, card expiration date and the customer verification code every time a payment is applied. A fee of 1% will be applied at the time of payment when paying by credit card. 6. Any special meal requirements, including allergies, must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled and does not assume responsibility or liability if requests are not fulfilled. 7. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed at which time your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. Early Bird Savings Savings are applied at the time of booking, apply to the LAND-only portion of holidays featuring the “Early Bird Savings” in the price panel, and require full payment by the applicable discount deadline dates (see “Ways to Save” section). If full payment is not received by the correct date - as stated on the invoice - the discount will be removed and the booking will be re-priced. These discounts are not valid on all itineraries or departure dates; do not apply to optional extensions, airfares, government taxes and fees, air flight supplements, extra nights’ accommodation, transfers or any cruise portion of a holiday. This offer is subject to availability, applies to new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. See the dates and prices section of the itinerary online at trafalgar.com for current availability. Travel Documents Provided full payment has been received travel documents will be sent in electronic format no later than 21 days prior to departure. You may opt to receive hard copy documents in which case these will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the departure

EXTRA ACCOMMODATION Deposit required No additional deposit required Final Payment In accordance with guided holiday NO OF DAYS PENALTY 90 days and over $35 89-46 days $35 Higher of $35 or 25% 45-31 days of accommodation price Higher of $35 or 30% 30-15 days of accommodation price 14-1 days Departure Day/ No show

100% of accommodation price

100% of accommodation price

date. If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be the responsibility of the Travel Agent. If you are leaving home earlier, please ask your Travel Agent to request your travel documents well in advance. Please also make sure that you provide your Travel Agent with the flight details that are booked independently no less than 21 days prior to flight departure date. Passports, Visas and other Entry/Exit Requirements All guests including children must be in possession of a machine-readable passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date along with applicable visas. Please refer to “Passports and Visas” section. Due to government imposed security/ immigration measures, passport and emergency contact information is required for all guests prior to the release of travel documents. It is the guest’s sole responsibility to secure and/or pay for any and all visas, reciprocity fees, affidavits, immunisations, etc. that are required to be permitted entry into each destination. In some countries you may be subject to entry (reciprocity) fees and/or departure taxes/ exit fees which will be collected at the airports upon entry/departure by local government authorities. Please note that entry to any country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. For up-to-date detailed information on travel documents and visas, entry/exit taxes and further information on entry and exit requirements please check with your Travel Agent or local consular services. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information and will not be responsible for advising and/or obtaining required travel documentation for any guest, or for any delays, damages, and/or losses including missed portions of your holiday related to improper documentation or government decisions about entry. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes A fee of $35 or more per person, per change plus any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Costs and charges may increase closer to the departure date that changes are made. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided holiday date or itinerary within 45/90 days (see Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms) of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and the guided holiday price is equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. You must also pay any charges imposed by airlines for any changes, including name and date changes. This can be up to 100% of the value of the ticket. Names Changes A fee of $50 per person will be charged for name changes or name corrections together with any airline penalties and other costs or charges incurred. CANCELLATIONS AND CANCELLATION FEES Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be cancelled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. Please note the following: • If notice of cancellation is received by Trafalgar more than 45/90 days (see Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms) prior to the guided holiday departure date, deposit will be retained. • If full payment is not received 45/90 days (see Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms) prior to departure date, Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Trafalgar or through your Travel Agent. Please also refer to Trafalgar Gold Seal Additional Protection. • If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as a Twin/ Double to Single, or Triple to Twin/Double), charges for the new room type will be the responsibility of the remaining party. The charges detailed in the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table (includes GST), representing costs incurred by Trafalgar in cancelling your travel arrangements,

CHARGEABLE TRANSFERS Deposit required No additional deposit required Final Payment In accordance with guided holiday NO OF DAYS PENALTY 90 days and over $35 89-46 days $35 Higher of $35 or 25% 45-31 days of transfer price Higher of $35 or 30% 30-15 days of transfer price 14-1 days Departure Day/ No show

100% of transfer price

100% of transfer price

will apply when notice of cancellation for guided holiday is given after the booking is confirmed. Please also refer to Trafalgar’s Gold Seal Additional Protection. • If a guest fails to join the guided holiday on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided holiday later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees as per the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table apply to additional accommodation and/or chargeable transfers prior to and after the guided holiday or cruise reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change incurs a $35 service fee per person PLUS any additional change/cancellation fee imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. See Air Cancellation Section. • Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside Trafalgar and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You or your Travel Agent are responsible to make the claim to your insurer. Illness or Absence Early return expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a guided holiday, including but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing. Trafalgar urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. Trafalgar makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim. AIR ARRANGEMENTS Reservations/Ticketing If an air reservation is made by Trafalgar, payment in full may be required for your airfare at the time of booking your flights in relation to your Trafalgar holiday to get you to/from your holiday destination. On receipt of full air payment your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a guided holiday including flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport, passport number, date and place of issue for each guest. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes and/or corrections may either not be allowed or may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including Trafalgar) change prices and routes from time to time. All air routings are in the sole control of the airline and are subject to change at any time. Air Cancellation Cancellations incur a service fee of $35 per person, plus any airline penalties. Airline imposed penalties may be up to 100% of the air ticket price. Published Fares, Priced Match Fares, Promo Fares and some other airfares booked are non-refundable. Airline Seating Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Trafalgar does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single guided holiday departure date. Not all airlines offer pre-assigned seats. Some may charge for pre-assigned seats. Seat assignments are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice due to a schedule change, equipment change or other unforeseen circumstances. Seating is solely under the airline’s control. Any additional charge imposed by airlines will be at guests’ expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired, guests must contact airline(s) directly to arrange seating assignments as well as special meal requests. Trafalgar does not assure that these requests will be granted. Airline Availability Trafalgar reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight cancellation and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. Trafalgar will not be responsible or liable for such delays or rescheduling.

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Airline Special Requests Seat assignment and special meal requests can be requested at time of booking. Trafalgar does not assure the request will be granted. Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. Upgrades using mileage are not permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Trafalgar. It is the guest’s responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. Trafalgar shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS Guided Holiday Prices Are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other considerations as of the production date of this brochure (see back cover). All are subject to change. For up-to-date pricing contact your Travel Agent or visit www. trafalgar.com. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the LAND only price once the deposit is received. No refund will be made on account of reduction of any of the above. If the total guided holiday price increases by more than 10%, guests will have the option to cancel the guided holiday within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. All prices are in Australian Dollars unless specified. Other Fees and Taxes Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at time of booking. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as luggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. Guided Holiday Participation On guided vacations/ holidays children under 6 years of age may not be eligible to travel, additional age restriction may apply to specific itineraries, please see itinerary page for further details. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and supervision. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to guests under the legal age for alcohol consumption in the country being visited. Minors under age 18 travelling to certain foreign countries must be accompanied by both parents or have a notarized letter of consent signed by the parent(s) not travelling. Trafalgar is not responsible for any losses if you fail to have appropriate documentation. If the other parent is deceased or the child has only one legal parent, a notarized statement must be obtained as proof. Trafalgar seeks to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all guests. Trafalgar welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. Please note the following: - Guests must advise Trafalgar, at time of booking, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. Trafalgar will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures when necessary, unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the services provided. - Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. - Trafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar may exclude an individual from participating in a guided holiday or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a threat to the health or safety of others. This decision, made solely by Trafalgar, to exclude an individual will be based on an individualised assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available objective evidence to determine the nature, duration and severity of the risk, the probability that potential injury will occur and whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices or procedures will mitigate the risk. No refunds will be given if the decision is made to exclude a guest. - Trafalgar does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A traveller who requires services of a personal nature (eating, toileting or dressing, as examples) should strongly consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that other travellers, Travel Directors and Trafalgar Staff will not be available for such purposes. - Regrettably, motorized scooters are not allowed on guided holidays. - Trafalgar does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention must be sought at a local facility, if available, at the guest’s expense. Trafalgar is not responsible or liable for losses or costs incurred due to unavailability of medical services, or medical services obtained while on holiday, or for the quality of the care or services received. Medical care in other countries is not always comparable to care that you may receive in your local area. You are encouraged to purchase medical insurance that will cover you while on holiday. Your regular health insurance benefits may not apply abroad. - In purchasing your holiday, you attest that you are physically fit for it. If you have concerns please request additional details about your journey from your Travel Agent or Trafalgar. - Some guided holidays include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and/or locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the guided holiday, Trafalgar may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities which Trafalgar does not control. Trafalgar cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations

for guests travelling on international guided holidays. Many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the holiday package provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the experience. We are not responsible for providing of the experience, or anything that happens during the experience. Some experiences involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about experiences and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability: we suggest that you speak with your medical provider if you have questions about your abilities. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake. Trafalgar may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Trafalgar’s terms and conditions. If this occurs, you are responsible for the cost of travel back to your hometown and Trafalgar shall not be liable for your losses and no refund shall be provided. Behaviour We are here to provide the best services possible but in doing so we will not tolerate abusive or aggressive behaviour from our guests. We will refuse to deal with and may terminate the holiday of guests who assault our Company Representatives or who are abusive or aggressive. When you make a booking, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the travel arrangements and/or cease to deal with any party member(s) whose behaviour, in the reasonable opinion of us or our suppliers, may cause danger, upset, disruption or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will apply and no refund will be made. We shall have no obligation to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodation and return transportation arrangements) guest may incur as a result of the travel arrangements being terminated. If you damage the accommodation in which you are staying or any property, you must reimburse the accommodation provider or property owner concerned for the cost of the damage before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (also including legal costs) made against us. Criminal proceedings may be instigated. Trafalgar is not responsible for any costs incurred concerning a guest removed from a guided holiday or aircraft, ship or train. Guests agree not to hold Trafalgar or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. Young Traveller Discount The Young Traveller must be under age 12 (under age 18 for Morocco) on the departure date to be eligible for the discount, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a twin or triple room. Only one Young Traveller discounts per room are permitted. This discount can be combined with our ‘Book Together’ discount. The Young Traveller discount may not be applicable on certain itineraries or regions and applies to the land only portion of a trip. Please see ‘Ways to Save’ for details. Itinerary Variations Trafalgar strives to improve guided holiday itineraries, services and features. If improvements can be made, or if circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods multiple departures may operate, sometimes in reverse order; hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages. On guided holidays which include cruises, the ship may be changed for operational reasons. Departures in early and late season are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, itinerary variations may occur. Certain activities may not be precisely as described or may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions. We will try to notify you or your Travel Agent of changes. If your enjoyment may be diminished by such limitations, please check with us or your Travel Agent before making a reservation. Trafalgar’s ‘Connect with Locals’ experiences are unique and take place in singular locations. In the unlikely event that our local hosts are unable to welcome Trafalgar guests, Trafalgar will attempt to find an alternate experience or a highlight meal will be provided in place of the ‘Connect with Locals’ experience. Holidays & Changes During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances itinerary changes are made by Trafalgar seeking to reduce inconvenience to guests. Such changes are deemed not to be a major change to the itinerary, and no compensation will be payable to guests. Holidays, closing days and other circumstances may necessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled regional meals, sightseeing or other activities. If you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by any of these circumstances please check with the respective national tourist office before selecting a specific departure date. Extended stays If you arranged with us to remain at a destination before or after your guided holiday, your stay will be at your sole expense as is the transfer to either the hotel or airport (except in Egypt where transfers are always included). Please see the ‘Extend Your Holiday’ section for a list of pre- and post-guided holiday accommodation. Space is limited and if available is for up to three nights before and/or after each guided holiday. Breakfast and luggage

handling is not included unless otherwise noted. Trafalgar does not provide complimentary transfers (except in Egypt) for guests booking pre-and post-night accommodations. However, inexpensive airport transfers can be purchased from Trafalgar. If your extra night accommodation is not the hotel where your guided holiday begins or ends, you will be responsible for your transfer arrangements at your own expense. For your comfort Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking (including e-cigarettes) and no alcohol policy on board motorcoaches. Regular comfort stops are made on travelling days. Many hotels, lodges, tented camps, restaurants, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free. Guided Holiday Cancellation Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any guided holiday departure in any circumstances, including in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made by Trafalgar any time prior to departure date of the guided holiday except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Trafalgar will either refund the amount received for the guided holiday booking or offer a comparable holiday if available. Trafalgar will refund any difference in price if the alternative is of a lower price however, the guest will be responsible for additional costs if the alternative is priced higher. Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations and is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on other travel arrangements including air tickets. Travel Insurance Trafalgar recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Disclaimer of Warranties The Operator warrants only that the services shall be generally, though in view of the vagaries of travel, not necessarily precisely, as described, and subject to changes and the other terms and conditions herein. All other warranties, express and implied, including warranties of fitness for a specific purpose and merchantability are expressly excluded. There is no warranty that extends beyond the description of the face hereof. RESPONSIBILITY Complete Agreement These booking conditions, together with the other terms incorporated into this contract referred to below, represent the entire agreement between the parties. Changes The Operator shall be responsible to the guest for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where they cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. In such circumstances, the Operator will seek to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in these circumstances. Disclaimer of Liability Neither Trafalgar nor the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities (“released parties”) shall be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to luggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. The released parties shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All luggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. Trafalgar recommends that guest obtain luggage insurance. After return at the end of the guided holiday, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. The Travel Directors, carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on guided holiday are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operator or its associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon request. The released parties are not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise. Additional Risks Additional risks and dangers may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of travelling in undeveloped areas, hazards of travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft and other means of conveyance, animal interactions, forces of nature, political unrest, other unrest, hazardous local customs and practices, differing levels of sanitation, differing standards of safety, risks associated with water, food, plants, insects and differing

animal regulation, accident or illness in areas lacking means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities, and acts of national and local governments and unrest and acts of others against governments. These risks are not an exhaustive list but are examples of many kinds of risks. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge that there are significant dangers involved, and you hereby agree to accept any and all risks. As lawful consideration for the agreement with Trafalgar to participate in such trips and activities you agree you will not make a claim against Trafalgar, its related companies or its personnel or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death, property loss or damage or other loss, cost or expense, however caused, as a result of or related to your contracting for, travelling to or from, or in any and every other way participating in the trip. You release Trafalgar, its related companies and its personnel from any and all claims, known or unknown, arising from contracting for, travelling to or from, and in any and every way participating in a trip. This release of liability and assumption of risk agreement is entered into on behalf of you and all members of your family and party, also including minors accompanying you. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. Safety Where the guest occupies a motorcoach or minibus or 4 X 4 vehicle seat fitted with a safety belt, neither Trafalgar nor the Operator nor its agents or cooperating organisations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances. International Treaties Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time guests are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to guests and luggage. Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd’s Limited Role Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd is only responsible for the services of reservations and ticketing. It does not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the acts, omissions or defaults, whether negligent or otherwise, of any of the companies of the Trafalgar group of companies. All matters arising in relation to the services provided by Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd, but not in respect of other things, are subject to the law of the state of New South Wales. Errors and Omissions In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however, Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Moreover, photographs and descriptions of locations or attractions are merely representative of conditions that existed at time of brochure printing and conditions may not be the same at the time of your journey. The airline(s) featured or nominated in this brochure do not by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure commit or represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Trafalgar group or as having any other legal relationship with them. All bookings made with any provider of any transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions and exclusions and/or limitations of liability imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with Trafalgar. If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their staff or agents, accept any responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES & CONSUMER PROTECTION Complaint Procedure If you have a problem during your holiday please inform Trafalgar’s Travel Director/ Local Representative immediately, who will try to make things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Guest Relations Department at the address below within sixty (60) days of the end of the Trafalgar holiday, as it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem, which may affect the

way your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract. Data Protection To process your guided holiday booking, Trafalgar will need to use personal information for you and guests in your booking. Personal information may include each guest’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organisations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g. sending mail, providing marketing assistance, etc). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking, you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided holidays and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/ or telephone) about other guided holidays and services offered by Trafalgar that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Trafalgar, Attn: TRAFALGAR TOURS (AUST) PTY LTD, TRAVEL HOUSE, LEVEL 2, 35 GRAFTON STREET, BONDI JUNCTION, NSW 2022. A fee may be charged for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. OTHER CONDITIONS Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such non-compliance. Booking Arrangements Your booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent or with us directly. When you make a booking you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed. Additional Optional Experiences With Trafalgar, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your guided holiday, at no extra cost. An exciting array of additional Optional Experiences and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Experiences and Activities are optional and are offered at special preferential prices. They can be booked only after you start your guided holiday, as many of them are carefully programmed to coincide with highlights available at the time of your visit. A detailed list and cost of these will be included in your travel documentation as well as available on the Trafalgar website. You can book and pay for them through your Travel Director, by cash or credit card. Optional Experiences may vary due to seasonal conditions and require minimum guest participation. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please also see the relevant section of "Guided Holiday Participation" regarding limitation (exclusion) of our liability for Optional Experiences operated by independent third party suppliers. TRAFALGAR TOURS (AUST) PTY LTD (ABN 73 000 717 715) Travel House, Level 2, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, N.S.W. 2022 Telephone Numbers: SYD Metro area 9657 3333 All other areas 1 300 78 78 78 Fax: (02) 9657 3456 License No: 2TA00 1889 Tour Operators: Thompsons Africa, 20 The Boulevard, West End Business Park, Westville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Trafalgar Tours Limited, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2JH The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/ Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom and the USA. For further information visit our website at: trafalgar.com This brochure supersedes any other prior brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. Major Credit Cards Accepted

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AIRPORT TRANSFERS All Trafalgar guests benefit from complimentary arrival and departure transfers on the arrival and departure day of their guided holiday. In Morocco these transfers operate at specified times listed on the individual itinerary page. For guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled holiday day transfers can be purchased through Trafalgar providing they also purchase the additional pre and/or post-holiday hotel night(s) from Trafalgar (see opposite page for details and prices). In Egypt transfers are always included, in conjunction with pre and/or Post hotel nights.

REGISTRATION Your Registration on MyTrafalgar Every travel moment counts and to ensure that your trip runs effortlessly, as well as making sure we can contact you in the unlikely event of an emergency, we require all our guests to register before they travel. This is easily done online, in Manage My Booking. Registering takes only a few minutes and then you’ll be set for a trip of unforgettable moments. Here’s what you’ll need to enter: 1. Your contact details, such as email address and mobile number you will be travelling with

In Botswana and Victoria Falls all transfers are included as part of the Mini stay package to and from the starting/ending point of this trip.

2. Someone at home we can contact in case of an emergency

Transfer terms and conditions:

Visit Trafalgar.com/ManageMyBooking to complete your registration and start personalising your holiday.

1) For included and chargeable transfers. You or your Travel Agent must provide detailed flight information to Trafalgar at the time of booking or no later than 21 days prior to departure. Transfers cannot be amended once booked. 2) Trafalgar only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer. 3) In the event of flight delays outside of Trafalgar’s control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled.

3. Your passport and insurance details

E-DOCUMENTS

4) Transfers may be operated on a group transfer basis in some locations. Refunds are not available for missed transfers or to guests not using this service.

Your Travel Documents Will Be Available on MyTrafalgar

5) In the event of unforeseen circumstances (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Trafalgar will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers.

ü All guests will need to register on Manage My Booking to receive

Private transfer airport/hotel Arusha Cairo Cape Town Casablanca Johannesburg Nairobi Windhoek

Price PP (A$)

135 No Charge 78 Price on Request 94 68 From 110

PASSPORTS AND VISAS ü Each guest is responsible for ensuring their passport is valid for

at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip and that all necessary visas and permits have been acquired. Multiple-entry visas may be required if you are entering a country more than once on your holidays. Each guest must comply with entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited during your trip.

their trip documentation.

ü Once registered, you’ll receive an email approximately 21 days

prior to your departure with a link to download your electronic documents on My Trafalgar. We’re committed to long-term sustainability, so by choosing this paperless option, you’re supporting our JoinTrafalgar efforts to reforest 100 acres of land across Tanzania and Northern California.

ü Printed documents will be available on a request basis should this be more convenient for you

MYTRAFALGAR Enhance Your Experience on MyTrafalgar MyTrafalgar is an easy-to-use, interactive travel portal that connects you to your Trafalgar holiday before, during and after your trip.

ü Contact your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government

You’ll find all your itinerary details, be able to download your travel documents and chat with travel companions online.

ü The Operators and/or their employees and their agents are not

Visit Trafalgar.com/MyTrafalgar

authorities to obtain the necessary travel information.

responsible for passport, visa, entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited, or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.

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Your Holiday

EXTEND

Our exclusive discounted rates enable you to extend your stay at the hotel where your holiday starts or finishes. Find the hotel details on your holiday itinerary page and ask your travel agent to make the reservation for you when you book your Trafalgar holiday; it’s as simple as that. Transfers are not included when extending your stay (except in Egypt) but Trafalgar will be happy to provide door-to-door airport/hotel transfers to make your trip effortless. (See table Airport Transfers for prices). Season

Price PP (A$) Single Twin

City

Hotel

Cairo

Hilton Heliopolis

Price On Request

Le Meridian Pyramids

Price On Request

Ramses Hilton Cape Town

Price On Request

African Pride 15 On Orange

All

228

181

The Portswood

01 Apr '19 - 30 Sep '19

282

174

19 Jan - 31 Mar '19, 01 Oct - 31 Dec '19

414

260

Casablanca

Grand Mogador City Center

Johannesburg

Protea Fire and Ice

All

The Maslow

02 Jan '19 - 30 Nov '19

299

187

01 Dec '19 - 14 Dec '19

324

201

All

269

163

Price On Request 395 256

Nairobi

Ibis Styles

Windhoek

Windhoek Country Club Resort 12 Jun '19 - 31 Dec '19

365

229

08 Jan '20 - 18 May '20

410

258

All prices are per person per night, based on twin room accommodation with private facilities. Hotels are subject to availability, space is limited and blackout dates may apply. The price includes continental or buffet breakfast daily, hotel taxes and service charges.

GOLD SEAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION TRAFALGAR’S GOLD SEAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION PLAN COSTS ONLY A$99 PER PERSON (PAYABLE WITH YOUR DEPOSIT ONLY) AND INCLUDES: ON YOUR HOLIDAY Should you, or your travel companion, leave at any time during the trip for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, illness or death, you and your companion will be refunded up to A$90 per person per day for the unused portion of the holiday (note that in some cases hotels require a one night cancellation fee). A doctor’s certificate is required. RETURN FLIGHT SECURITY If you or a member of your direct family in Australia should fall sick* while you are on your Trafalgar guided holiday, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip tickets on Trafalgar’s recommended airline(s) booked through Trafalgar from Australia. PRE-PAID CANCELLATION OPTION Your deposit and/or payment to Trafalgar will be refunded in full or you will have the option to carry it over to another Trafalgar or TTC holiday should you cancel your holiday for any reason prior to 30 days from departure date from Australia. This cancellation option covers land arrangements made by Trafalgar only. If the Australian Government DFAT advice for the destination changes to “Reconsider the need to travel” or “Do not travel” you may have your deposit and/or payment refunded at any time prior to trip commencement or you will have the option to carry it over to another Trafalgar or TTC holiday. Prior to departure from Australia your airfares are not covered by Gold Seal. We recommend you take out Covermore Travel Insurance specifically covering the value of your airfares should you cancel your holiday (Please review Covermore terms and conditions around cancellation cover). We are happy to help you with arranging that travel insurance. Any rebooking costs of airfares prior to departure are not covered by Gold Seal. Cancellation option fee is not refundable for any reason. Please note that travel agent fees and cancellation fees may apply. * Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

CAN WE HE L P YOU? CALL TOLL-FREE ON 1-800-002-006 For a Trafalgar expert: travel advice, bookings, information or a helping hand. (Australian Eastern Standard Time) Monday - Friday: 9:00am – 1:00am Saturday: 9:00am – 10:00pm Closed on Sundays On-line 24/7 trafalgar.com

OUR TERMINOLOGY Below are descriptions relating to specific terms used within our brochure itinerary pages: Visit – In-depth sightseeing with a Local Specialist or Travel Director, which includes fast-track entry (where applicable). View – A brief stop to enjoy the sights and take some photos. See

– Observe sights while passing by on your coach, cruise or train.

For information, bookings, online payments and frequently asked questions.

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(Australian Eastern Standard Time) Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 1:00am Saturday: 9:00am – 10:00pm On-line 24/7: trafalgar.com

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35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction NSW 2022 Download or order your free brochures: trafalgar.com

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ABN: 73 000 717 715  Licence No: 2TA00 1899 Trafalgar is a member of the family-owned The Travel Corporation (TTC) and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability.

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