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AFRICA 2012-13


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About United Travel Group Introduction to East Africa Selection of Tours to East Africa Introduction to Southern Africa A Selection of Tours to Southern Africa Pan Africa Suggestions Gorilla Trekking & Mt. Kilimanjaro Indian Ocean Romance Hotel Suggestions


Welcome to UTG’s newest collection of outstanding itineraries throughout East and Southern Africa. I’m often asked what the best part of a safari is. That’s an impossible question to answer, because everything is magical. Heading out on a game drive as the sun comes up and watching a herd of elephants slowly move across the plains is an amazing experience. Following footprints in the sand until they stop at a pride of lions snoozing lazily under a huge tree can take your breath away. Watching the last blazing burst of red and orange disappear along the horizon as the sun sets and then watching the sky turn black with bright stars twinkling like crystal lights is simply stunning. This is the Africa we want to share with you. It will come as no surprise to you that we love Africa. Each of us has been on safari many times and each visit brings a new experience, a new life-changing moment that you think will never be eclipsed – until it is by yet another amazing moment. Africa is a tapestry of images and experiences weaved together to form a unique picture. No one can prepare you for the first moment you see the great expanse of the Masai Mara or Serengeti spread out in front of you. The same is true of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, where the intricate labyrinth of canals and lagoons provide a fascinating perspective of game viewing. There are so many other wonderful places to see in Africa that we could run out of superlatives. Thundering Victoria Falls. The towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei. The picturesque winelands of South Africa. And much much more. You could spend months exploring Africa. And it’s impossible to include all of the different combinations of tours in one brochure - or even on a web site. You will find some of our favorite combinations in this brochure. Our web site includes many more options. But, if you still cannot find your perfect safari, ask us to create one just for you. That’s our specialty. We have been creating affordable safari experiences for more than 30 years. Each of our experienced Tour Consultants visits Africa as often as possible and can help stretch your vacation dollars to design your special safari experience. They also have an amazing amount of knowledge to share with you about this fascinating continent. We’d love to help you create your own magical memories. The following pages will tell you a little about us and outline a selection of journeys. You’ll find even more on our web site at www.unitedtravelgroup.com. When you’re ready, I hope you’ll choose United Travel Group to handcraft your next memorable journey.

Jeannie Rodgers Photo by Anup Shah

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The UTG Difference Planning a vacation is one of the most personal things you do each year. You might be celebrating a special life event or fulfilling a dream to visit some far off place. Whatever the reason, you want it to be perfect. That’s where we come in. We plan vacations as if they were our own and want them to be perfect every time.

We are flexible.

Personal knowledge is key.

Guaranteed with just 2.

How many times have you looked at a tour and

As a boutique tour operator, United Travel Group

That’s a pretty amazing statement, but it’s true.

wished that you could substitute a hotel or perhaps

specializes in several carefully selected areas of the

Almost all of our tour programs are guaranteed to

depart on a different day of the week? We all have.

world which complement each other. This specializa-

operate with just 2 people traveling together (we do

That’s one of the reasons we design our tours with

tion extends to our experienced Tour Consultants,

have a few programs that require 4 or more passen-

maximum flexibility. In fact, some of our tours are so

who travel to our destinations and enjoy sharing

gers). So, once we confirm your trip and receive your

flexible, you can change every hotel and depart on

their knowledge with other travelers. Your personal

advance deposit, your trip is guaranteed to operate.

any day of the week, and in many cases, we offer two

Tour Consultant handles your trip planning from

You can spend more time getting ready for your trip

or three accommodation tier choices. If you don’t see

beginning to end, molding and shaping your trip

without worrying about whether your departure will

your “dream” combination, ask us.

to fit your special style of travel. Along with helpful

have enough participants to operate. Peace of mind

suggestions about how to stretch your vacation

right from the start.

dollars, your Tour Consultant is ready to answer any questions you have as you prepare for a memorable journey. 4


Okuti Camp, Botswana

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Journeys to extraordinary places.

We’ve got you covered. Being prepared for the unexpected takes the worry out of travel. All UTG travelers receive our complimentary Safari Delay Protection. This valuable inclusion provides coverage for incidents like delayed flights or missed connections and lost or delayed luggage. Medical transportation and 24-hour Emergency Assistance are also part of this excellent coverage, provided with our compliments. You can easily add trip cancellation at an additional cost (see policy for full details of coverage.)

No hidden surprises.

We get you ready to go.

We keep our tour prices simple. Our air-inclusive

After you book your trip, you’ll receive

prices include all the air required for your trip -

comprehensive pre-tour information, including

including any internal flights. Wherever practical,

weather information, suggestions on clothing and

we include internal flights in our Land Only prices

packing, along with some interesting reading sugges-

too. And, we always include arrival and departure

tions and much more. Closer to departure, you will

transfers -- even when you book your own flights.

receive your final document package, complete with

We don’t include international departure taxes and

a personalized spiral-bound itinerary featuring desti-

fuel surcharges in any of our published prices. These

nation information and helpful tips, baggage tags and

costs fluctuate frequently, and by quoting them at

our “Take Me With You” kit - tailored to your trip.

the time of booking, you can be assured of being quoted only those additional fees applicable at the time you book.

Walking near Mfuwe Lodge, Zambia

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Personalized Tour Creations. Sometimes a pre-planned tour just doesn’t match your vacation ideas. It might depart on the wrong day or it is missing a stop at a lodge or place you’ve always wanted to visit. We understand. That’s why we specialize in creating personalized tours. We’ll work with you to design a tour that fits you and your budget. We can help stretch your vacation dollars and give you tips about where splurging is really worth it and where you can be more moderate in your spending. Personalized doesn’t have to mean expensive. It means it’s created just for you.

Family Travel

Romance & Special Occasions

Africa is kid-friendly! We have created thousands

If you are looking for romance, Africa is the place.

of journeys for all types of families -- grandparents

Candlelight dinners take on a whole new dimension

taking all the kids and grandkids; parents tak-

under the bright star-lit skies of the African bush.

ing their kids on family vacation, extended family

Looking for something even more unique? What

reunions and much more. There are many lodges

about spending a night in a “sky bed” - counting the

and camps that have special “family houses”, perfect

stars as you gently fall asleep. If you prefer the beach,

for accommodating a mixture of adults and children.

we love planning a special picnic basket filled with

Separate kitchen facilities and even private game-

all sorts of tasty treats and spending the day on a

viewing make it not only tons of fun, but extremely

secluded beach. Newlyweds, special anniversaries

affordable. Speak with one of our experienced Tour

and birthdays or “just for me” journeys. Together, we

Consultants for some great ideas to make Africa your

will handcraft the trip you’ve dreamed about.

next family vacation destination.

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Choosing a style of travel. What type of traveler are you? Do you like to explore on your own when you travel or do you prefer a little more structure? We recognize that every traveler is unique, which is why we create three levels of tours. And remember, we build flexibility into our tours. In many cases, we can mix and match levels on the same tour - so if you don’t see the exact tour you like, ask us to create it for you.

Value Plus • An emphasis on comfort and value • Introductory touring and time for independent exploration • Many meals included

First Plus • An emphasis on luxury and value • More structured activities including city touring • Most meals included

Premier Plus Small Group Travel

Special Interests

Think a group has to be a lot of people? Think

Do you have a special interest like birding or wine

again. Each year we pick some of our favorite tours

tasting or golfing? Are you a history buff? Africa

and create a slightly different itinerary for groups as

has so much to offer the special interest traveler -

few as ten people. We pack it with value and add

whether for individual travel or for a special group.

something special to make the group distinctly yours.

For example, Botswana has more than 593 species of

Often, we select one of the intimate lodges

birds - some resident, many migratory. Avid golfers

or camps that accommodates less than 20 guests

enjoy playing on some of the courses in Kenya or

for our small group travel, making the experience

South Africa. Horticulturists delight in desert flowers

even more personal. The next time you get together

that bloom once every 20 years. Africa has so much

with your friends or club members, why not plan a

to offer. Working with one of our Tour Consultants

trip to Africa?

we can create a special journey to capture your

• An emphasis on pampering luxury and value • Private touring and activities wherever possible • All meals included wherever possible

imagination.

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East Africa

• Kenya • Tanzania

UGANDA Entebbe

Bwindi National Park Volcanoes National Park

Lake Victoria

KENYA

RWANDA

Aberdares

Meru National Park Lake Nakuru Lake Naivasha Masai Mara Nairobi Game Reserve Governors Il Moran Tented Camp, Masai Mara (left below)

Serengeti National Park

Kigali

• Rwanda • Seychelles

Samburu Nat’l Reserve Shaba Nat’l Reserve

Kampala Queen Elizabeth National Park

• Zanzibar • Uganda

Amboseli National Park

Ngorongoro Crater Manyara National Park

Arusha

Tsavo National Park

Tarangire National Park

Lamu

Mombasa

Pemba

TANZANIA

Zanzibar Dar es Salaam

INDIAN OCEAN Ruaha National Park

Selous Game Reserve

SEYCHELLES


It’s impossible to describe how it feels to see the plains of the Masai Mara or the Serengeti for the first time. Awesome. Magnificent. Wondrous. It is a land of superlatives, and each day, you search for a new word. Your first lion sighting, your first elephant encounter. Each is magical, and by the end of a safari, it’s hard to decide which was better because everything is unique unto itself. Tucked into the deep forests in the mountains of Uganda and Rwanda live the last precious groups of the mountain gorilla. There are just 700 of these magnificent creatures remaining in the wild and spending just a few moments in their presence engraves memories in your heart and soul that you will never forget.

Mbuzi Mawe Camp, Serengeti (below)

East Africa is a feast for the senses. Plains that stretch for miles and miles. Snow-capped peaks like Mt. Kilimanjaro tower above, momentarily peeking out from the cloud cover. Refreshing waterfalls and life-sustaining rivers. Abundant wildlife. Friendly people. Temperate climate. East Africa has it all. Whether you choose a single country journey or combine several countries, one of our Tour Consultants can help you select the trip that will fulfill your dreams.

Average temperature and rainfall (in Fahrenheit and inches) KENYA Amboseli

Temp Rainfall Masai Mara Temp Rainfall Nairobi Temp Rainfall

RWANDA Kigali

Temp Rainfall

SEYCHELLES Mahe

Temp Rainfall

TANZANIA Ngorongoro Temp Rainfall Zanzibar Temp Rainfall

UGANDA Entebbe

Temp Rainfall

Jan 79 1 73 3 68 2 Jan 71 3 Jan 81 17 Jan 70 3 81 3 Jan 71 3

Feb 79 1 75 4 68 1 Feb 70 4 Feb 82 7 Feb 70 3 81 3 Feb 72 4

Mar 81 3 75 5 70 3 Mar 70 4 Mar 82 25 Mar 70 5 81 5 Mar 72 6

Apr 79 4 73 7 70 6 Apr 70 7 Apr 82 7 Apr 70 10 79 15 Apr 71 10

May 77 1 70 7 66 5 May 70 4 May 82 9 May 66 3 79 10 May 71 10

Jun 73 0 68 6 64 1 Jun 70 0.8 Jun 81 6 Jun 63 1 77 2 Jun 70 5

Jul 72 0 68 4 63 0 Jul 71 0.5 Jul 79 5 Jul 63 0 75 2 Jul 69 3

Aug 72 0 70 3 63 1 Aug 73 1 Aug 79 7 Aug 64 0 75 2 Aug 69 3

Sep 73 1 70 3 68 1 Sep 72 4 Sep 79 7 Sep 66 0 77 2 Sep 70 3

Oct 77 1 72 4 66 2 Oct 70 4 Oct 81 9 Oct 68 1 77 3 Oct 71 4

Nov 77 4 73 5 66 5 Nov 70 5 Nov 81 9 Nov 70 4 79 9 Nov 71 6

Dec 77 5 72 4 66 3 Dec 70 4 Dec 79 11 Dec 70 4 81 6 Dec 71 5


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“Our trip was beyond amazing. Everyone was pleased beyond their wildest expectations.” - M.M., Philadelphia Suburbs

A safari is the experience of a lifetime. Our well-paced safaris are designed to savor each incredible moment. These Kenya safari journeys illustrate three different ways to experience some of Kenya’s most popular game parks. Whether you are a first time safari-goer or a return visitor, let us help you create a memorable Kenyan safari. Photo by Anup Shah


Each Tour on this Page Includes

• Roundtrip economy airfare New York-Nairobi • Full breakfast daily, meals as indicated in the itinerary by BLD • Full game-viewing experience with English-speaking driver/ guide in special SafariCruisers, window seat guaranteed • Complimentary half-litre bottled water daily while on safari (except Kenya Wing Safari) • All park entry fees, hotel service charges and taxes • Roundtrip airport transfers including Meet & Greet service • UTG’s Exclusive Safari Delay Protection (see page 5) • UTG Safari Kit including personalized itinerary and baggage tags

VALUE PLUS

9 Days

In the Shade of Kilimanjaro • Nairobi • Masai Mara • Lake Nakuru • Amboseli Special Features

PREMIER PLUS

12 Days

Kenya Wing Safari • Nairobi • Amboseli • Rift Valley • Masai Mara Special Features

• Deluxe accommodations • Tented Camp Experience • Enjoy a home-hosted atmosphere at Loldia House, nestled on the shores of Lake Naivasha • Full game-viewing experience with English-speaking driver/ guide in camp 4x4 vehicles • Internal light aircraft flights Nairobi-Amboseli-Lake NaivashaMasai Mara-Nairobi • See the Rothschild Giraffes at the Giraffe Center Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 & 5 Day 6 & 7 Days 8-10 Day 11 Day 12

Depart USA Arrive Nairobi Nairobi Serena Hotel Nairobi (BD) Nairobi Serena Hotel Amboseli (BLD) Tortillis Camp Great Rift Valley (BLD) Loldia House Masai Mara (BLD) Governors Il Moran Tented Camp Depart Nairobi (BD) Arrive USA

See the enclosed Price Supplement

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 & 4 Day 5 Day 6 & 7 Day 8 Day 9

Depart USA Arrive Nairobi Nairobi Safari Park Hotel Masai Mara (BLD) Mara Sopa Lodge Lake Nakuru (BLD) Lake Nakuru Lodge Amboseli (BLD) Amboseli Sopa Lodge Depart Nairobi (BD) Arrive USA

KEN YA

• First class accommodations • Visit the Karen Von Blixen Museum • Visit the Giraffe Center

Tortillis Camp

10 Days

FIRST PLUS

Wonders of Kenya • Nairobi • Sweetwaters • Mt. Kenya • Lake Nakuru • Masai Mara Special Features

• • • •

Luxury accommodations Tented Camp Experience Visit the Karen Von Blixen Museum Visit the Giraffe Center

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 & 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 & 8 Day 9 Day 10

Depart USA Arrive Nairobi Nairobi Serena Hotel Sweetwaters Private Reserve (BLD) Sweetwaters Tented Camp Mt. Kenya (BLD) Serena Mountain Lodge Lake Nakuru (BLD) Lake Nakuru Lodge Masai Mara (BLD) Mara Serena Safari Lodge Depart Nairobi (BD) Arrive USA

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“The trip to Kenya and Tanzania was fabulous. It is truly the best trip that I have ever been on. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone.” - MA, Fall River, MA

www.unitedtravelgroup.com Lake Manyara Serena

9 Days

FIRST PLUS

Stunning vistas at Klein’s Camp

Plains of Tanzania • Nairobi • Lake Manyara • Serengeti • Ngorongoro Each Tour on this Page Includes

• Roundtrip economy airfare New York-Nairobi • Breakfast daily, lunches and dinners as indicated by BLD • Full game-viewing experience with English-speaking driver/guide in special 4WD Safari Vehicles, window seat guaranteed • Complimentary half-litre bottled water daily while on safari • All park entry fees, hotel service charges and taxes • Roundtrip airport transfers including Meet & Greet service • UTG’s Exclusive Safari Delay Protection (see page 5) • UTG Safari Kit including personalized itinerary and baggage tags

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Special Features

• Luxury accommodations • Game viewing by 4WD Safari Vehicles Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 & 5 Day 6 & 7 Day 8 Day 9

Depart USA Arrive Nairobi Nairobi Safari Club Lake Manyara (BLD) Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge Serengeti (BLD) Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Ngorongoro (BLD) Nogorongoro Serena Safari Lodge Depart Nairobi (BLD) Arrive USA


The hardest thing about a safari is deciding where to go. There are so many excellent accommodations and exciting game parks, the task can be a bit challenging. That's where we come in. An experienced Tour Consultant will work with you every step of the way, asking questions about your travel preferences in order to suggest tours you might like. If you don't see a tour suggestion that fits your dream, ask us to customize one for you. Our tours have a lot of built-in flexibility to ensure each traveler's safari is the perfect fit.

PREMIER PLUS

10 Days

Tanzania & Zanzibar Escape

Tanzania Gems

• Nairobi • Lake Manyara • Serengeti • Ngorongoro • Zanzibar • Beach Experience

• Lake Manyara • Ngorongoro • Serengeti • Nairobi Special Features

Special Features

• Luxury Accommodations • Light Aircraft Flight Arusha-Zanzibar-Nairobi • Game viewing by 4WD Safari Vehicle

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 & 5 Day 6 & 7 Day 8 Day 9 & 10 Day 11 Day 12

Depart USA Arrive Nairobi Nairobi Safari Park Lake Manyara (BLD) Lake Manyara Serena Lodge Serengeti (BLD) Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Ngorongoro (BLD) Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge Arusha-Zanzibar Beach (BD) Bluebay Beach Resort Zanzibar Beach (BD Daily) Bluebay Beach Resort Depart Zanzibar (B) Arrive USA

• Deluxe accommodations • Light aircraft flights Nairobi-Arusha-Lake Manyara-Serengeti-ArushaNairobi • Full game viewing experience in camp 4WD vehicles with English-speaking driver-guide • Soft drinks and local spirits included Days 3-8 • Laundry service included Days 3-8 • Bush walks at Klein’s Camp in the Serengeti Depart USA Day 1 Day 2 Arrive Nairobi Fairmont The Norfolk Day 3 & 4 Lake Manyara (BLD) Lake Manyara Tree Lodge Day 5 & 6 Ngorongoro (BLD) Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Day 7 & 8 Serengeti (BLD) Klein’s Camp Depart Nairobi Day 9 Arrive USA Day 10

See the full itineraries at www.unitedtravelgroup.com

TA N Z A N I A & Z A N Z I B A R

12 Days

FIRST PLUS

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“I have no complaints and will always recommend UTG. I met some travelers on two other tour operators and they could not compare . Thanks for your help and fulfilling a dream trip.” J.B., Raynham, MA www.unitedtravelgroup.com

PREMIER PLUS

11 Days

Wings over Tanzania • Nairobi • Arusha • Tarangire • Ngorongoro • Serengeti

Tarangire Treetops

There are many ways to enhance

Special Features

your journey through East Africa. By adding light aircraft flights to

TA N Z A N I A

your trip, you’ll have more time to enjoy the amenities of your lodge or tented camp. We love staying in tented camps while on safari and often suggest that you spend at least one or two nights “under canvas” if at all possible. These 5-star rooms under canvas, complete with proper facilities, cozy (sometimes 4 poster!) beds and commanding views are a luxury we cannot resist. 14

Kudu

• Deluxe accommodations • Light aircraft flights Arusha-Tarangire-Manyara (Ngorongoro)-Serengeti-Arusha • Game viewing in 4WD camp vehicles • Beverages with meals (including local spirits) on days 3-9

Each Tour on this Page Includes:

• Roundtrip economy airfare from New York • Full breakfast daily, meals as indicated in the itinerary by BLD • Full game-viewing experience with Englishspeaking driver/guide in 4WD vehicles • All park entry fees, hotel service charges and taxes • Departure Lounge facilities in Nairobi • Roundtrip airport transfers including Meet & Greet service • UTG Safari Kit including personalized itinerary and baggage tags • UTG’s Exclusive Safari Delay Protection (see page 5)

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 & 5 Day 6 & 7 Day 8 & 9 Day 10 Day 11

Depart USA Arrive Nairobi Nairobi Serena Hotel Arusha (B) Arusha Coffee Lodge Tarangire (BLD) Tarangire Treetops Ngorongoro (BLD) The Manor at Ngorongoro Serengeti (BLD) Migration Camp Depart Nairobi (BL) Arrive USA

See the full itineraries at www.unitedtravelgroup.com


See the enclosed Price Supplement for departure dates and prices.

13 Days

FIRST PLUS

Tanzania Mosaic • Nairobi • Tarangire • Lake Manyara • Ngorongoro • Serengeti Special Features

• • • •

Luxury accommodations Tented camp experience in the Serengeti Game viewing by 4WD Safari Vehicle Light aircraft flights Serengeti-Arusha-Nairobi

Serengeti Migration Camp The Manor at Ngorongoro

FIRST PLUS

14 Days

Savannahs & Falls Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 & 5 Day 6 Day 7 & 8 Days 9-11 Day 12 Day 13

Depart USA Arrive Nairobi Nairobi Safari Club Arusha (BLD) Serena Mountain Village Tarangire (BLD) Tarangire Sopa Lodge Lake Manyara (BLD) Lake Manyara Serena Lodge Ngorongoro (BLD) Ngorongoro Serena Lodge Serengeti (BLD) Serengeti Explorer Camp Depart Nairobi (BLD) Arrive USA

• Victoria Falls • Serengeti • Lake Manyara • Tarangire • Ngorongoro • Arusha • Nairobi • Johannesburg Special Features

• Luxury accommodations • Sunset Cruise along the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls • Guided tour of Victoria Falls • 2 special dinners in Victoria Falls • Game viewing in Tanzania by 4WD safari vehicles • Complimentary bottled water Days 7-12

Day 1 & 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 & 9 Day 10 & 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14

Fly to Johannesburg via London Johannesburg-Victoria Falls (D) Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Victoria Falls (BD) Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Johannesburg (B) Peermont D’Oreale Nairobi (B) Nairobi Safari Club Lake Manyara (BLD) Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge Serengeti (BLD) Serengeti Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro (BLD) Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Tarangire (BLD) Tarangire Sopa Lodge Depart Nairobi (BLD) Arrive USA

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Each Tour on this Page Includes:

• Roundtrip economy airfare from New York • Full breakfast daily, meals as indicated in the itinerary by BLD • Full game-viewing experience with English-speaking driver/ guide in special SafariCruisers, window seat guaranteed • Complimentary half-litre bottled water daily while on safari in East Africa (except on East Africa Rendezvous) • All park entry fees, hotel service charges and taxes • Roundtrip airport transfers including Meet & Greet service • UTG’s Exclusive Safari Delay Protection (see page 5) • UTG Safari Kit including personalized itinerary and baggage tags PREMIER PLUS

12 Days

Fairmont Mara Safari Club

15 Days

FIRST PLUS

Great Game Parks • Nairobi • Masai Mara • Lake Nakuru • Amboseli • Lake Manyara • Serengeti • Ngorongoro • Tarangire Special Features

• Nairobi • Sweetwaters • Masai Mara • Serengeti • Ngorongoro • Lake Manyara

• Luxury accommodations • Game viewing in Tanzania in 4WD vehicles

Special Features

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 & 4 Day 5 Day 6 & 7 Day 8 Day 9 & 10 Day 11 & 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15

K E N YA • TA N Z A N I A

Masai Footsteps

• Deluxe accommodations • Light aircraft flights Nairobi-Nanyuki-Masai Mara; ArushaNairobi • Cross the border between Kenya and Tanzania at Isabenia • In Kenya, game viewing experience by 4WD camp vehicles • In Tanzania, game viewing by 4WD Safari Vehicle

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 & 5 Day 6 & 7 Day 8 & 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12

Depart USA Arrive Nairobi Sweetwaters Tented Camp (BLD)

Masai Mara (BLD) Mara Serena Safari Lodge Serengeti (BLD) Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Ngorongoro (BLD) Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge Lake Manyara (BLD) Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge Depart Nairobi (BL) Arrive USA

Depart USA Arrive Nairobi Nairobi Safari Park Masai Mara (BLD) Mara Sopa Lodge Nakuru (BLD) Lake Nakuru Lodge Amboseli (BLD) Amboseli Sopa Lodge Lake Manyara (BLD) Lake Manyara Serena Lodge Serengeti (BLD) Serengeti Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro (BLD) Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Tarangire (BLD) Tarangire Sopa Lodge Depart Nairobi (BLD) Arrive USA

PREMIER PLUS

11 Days

East Africa Rendezvous • Nairobi • Masai Mara • Ngorongoro • Serengeti Special Features

• Deluxe accommodations • Light aircraft flights Nairobi-Masai Mara; Serengeti-Nairobi • In the Masai Mara, full game viewing experience by 4WD camp vehicles with experienced guide • In Tanzania, game viewing by 4WD Safari Vehicle

Bilila Lodge, Serengeti

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Day 1 Day 2 Days 3-5 Day 6 & 7 Day 8 & 9 Day 10 Day 11

Depart USA Arrive Nairobi Fairmont The Norfolk Masai Mara (BLD) Fairmont Mara Safari Club Serengeti (BLD) Bilila Lodge Ngorongoro (BLD) Ngorongoro Farmhouse Depart Nairobi (BLD) Arrive USA


“We are home and it was an incredible adventure. The lodging and food was great. Our safari driver was awesome. We couldn’t have had a better group!” S.M Clarendon Hills, IL


Southern Africa

• South Africa • Botswana

• Zambia • Zimbabwe • Malawi

South Luangwa National Park

• Namibia • Mozambique • Mauritius

Lake Malawi

MALAWI

Lilongwe

ZAMBIA

Lusaka

Lake Kariba

Livingstone

Harare

Caprivi Etosha National Park

Victoria Falls

Chobe National Park

Hwange

Okavango Delta Skeleton Coast

Beira

ZIMBABWE

Maun

NAMIBIA

Lower Zambezi Nt’l Park

Vilanculos

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Swakopmund

Windhoek

Sossusvlei

Kalahari Desert

MOZAMBIQUE

BOTSWANA Gaborone

Kruger National Park

Pretoria Maputo

Sabi

Namib Desert

Johannesburg

SWAZILAND Hluhluwe National Park Durban

ATLANTIC OCEAN

SOUTH AFRICA

LESOTHO

INDIAN OCEAN Oudtshoorn

Cape Town

Port Elizabeth

Pemba


When Sir Francis Drake rounded the Cape of Good Hope and declared it to be the “fairest of all Capes”, he had yet to discover all the beauty that South Africa and her neighbors held. The richness of Southern Africa comes from the diversity of land and cultures, all offering an amazing array of activities that entice visitors to return again and again.

Twelve Apostles, Cape Town (above) - Camp Moremi , Okavango Delta (below)

From the rugged coastline that reveals stunning countryside to plentiful game in Kruger National Park and the private land that surrounds it, to the water wonderland of the Okavango Delta and Zambia’s breathtakingly endless plains, Southern Africa never disappoints. Imagine listening to the roar of 150 million gallons of water crashing over Victoria Falls into the gorge below...or the silence of gliding in a mokoro along the glassy-still waters of one of the many “fingers” of the Okavango Delta. No matter which country you choose - or if you visit more than one on your trip - you’ll be greeted with warm smiles and friendly hellos wherever you go. You’ll be amazed at the luxurious accommodations you find. Even tucked deep in the bush, there is no roughing it in Southern Africa. This is a land that is steeped with history and an amazing mixture of so many cultures, all merged together to create one that is unique to each country. These lands must be experienced - join us on a journey of discovery. Average temperature and rainfall (in Fahrenheit and inches) BOTSWANA Maun

Temp Rainfall

MAURITIUS Port Louis

Temp Rainfall

NAMIBIA

Mala Mala Main Camp, Mala Mala Private Reserve (above) - Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge (below)

Etosha Pan Walvis Bay

Temp Rainfall Temp Rainfall

SOUTH AFRICA Cape Town

Temp Rainfall Johannesburg Temp Rainfall Nelspruit Temp Rainfall

ZAMBIA Livingstone

Temp Rainfall

ZIMBABWE Victoria Falls

Temp Rainfall

Jan 80 4.4 Jan 86 8 Jan 79 3 63 0 Jan 70 0.5 68 5 75 5 Jan 75 7 Jan 75 6.6

Feb 78 4.1 Feb 84 8 Feb 77 4 64 0 Feb 70 0.5 67 4 74 5 Feb 75 6 Feb 74 4.9

Mar 79 2.4 Mar 84 8 Mar 75 3 63 0 Mar 62 1 65 3 73 4 Mar 74 4 Mar 74 2.75

Apr 76 1.1 Apr 82 5 Apr 73 1 60 0 Apr 63 2 60 2 69 2 Apr 72 1 Apr 70 0.95

May 68 0.1 May 79 4 May 66 1 60 0 May 59 3 55 1 63 1 May 67 0.2 May 65 0.11

Jun 63 0 Jun 76 3 Jun 61 0 59 0 Jun 55 4 50 0.5 59 0.5 Jun 61 0 Jun 60 0.02

Jul 62 0 Jul 75 2 Jul 61 0 55 0 Jul 54 4 51 0.5 59 0.5 Jul 61 0 Jul 60 0

Aug 67 0 Aug 75 2 Aug 66 0 55 0 Aug 55 3 55 0.5 63 0.5 Aug 66 0 Aug 65 0.01

Sep 76 0.2 Sept 77 1 Sept 73 0 55 0 Sep 57 2 61 1 66 11 Sep 75 0.1 Sep 72 0.07

Oct 82 0.7 Oct 80 2 Oct 79 0 57 0 Oct 61 1.5 63 3 70 2.5 Oct 80 1 Oct 77 1.05

Nov 82 1.9 Nov 83 2 Nov 79 1 60 0 Nov 64 0.5 65 4 72 4.5 Nov 78 3 Nov 78 2.5

Dec 81 3.2 Dec 85 5 Dec 79 2.5 63 0 Dec 68 0.5 67 4 73 5 Dec 76 7 Dec 75 6.83


South Africa - A World in One Country. From spectacular coastlines to lush forests, big game country and so much more, South Africa has something for everyone. It’s easy to get around, and with a wide variety of accommodation choices, everyone from families to honeymooners; adventure-seekers and luxury travelers are sure to find the perfect combination. Here are just a few ideas. Our experienced Tour Consultants can handcraft a tour for you today.

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10 Days

FREESTYLE

Each Tour on this Page Includes:

• • • • • •

Cape & Wildlife Express

SOUTH AFRICA

• Cape Town • Kruger National Park/Private Game Reserve Special Features

• Ultra flexible tour – choose from First Class, Luxury and Deluxe accommodations • Mix and match accommodation categories to suit your travel style • Two full days of touring in Cape Town including Robben Island visit • Game viewing in Kruger National Park/Private Game Reserve by 4WD vehicle with experienced Ranger Days 1 & 2 Day 3 Day 4 & 5 Day 6 Day 7 & 8 Day 9 Day 10

Fly to Cape Town via London Arrive Cape Town Choice of Accommodations Cape Town (B) Choice of Accommodations Cape Town-Kruger National Park (BD) Choice of Accommodations Kruger National Park (BLD) Choice of Accommodations Johannesburg-Depart (B) Arrive USA

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Roundtrip economy airfare from New York Breakfast daily, lunches and dinners as indicated by BLD All park entry fees, hotel service charges and taxes Roundtrip airport transfers including Meet & Greet service UTG Safari Kit including personalized itinerary and baggage tags UTG Exclusive Safari Delay Protection (see page 5)

FIRST PLUS

13 Days

ESCORTED

South Africa Impressions • Pilgrim’s Rest • Kruger National Park • Swaziland • Zululand • Durban • Cape Town Special Features

• • • • • • • • •

Luxury accommodations Soweto half day tour Fully escorted Days 4-9 Scenic drive via God’s Window and Blyde River Canyon Game viewing in Kruger National Park by 4WD safari vehicles 4WD vehicle game drive in Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Park Boat cruise on Lake St. Lucia Choice of a full-day tour in Cape Town Touring in air-conditioned mini/midi buses


12 Days

FREESTYLE

South Africa Discovery • Cape Town • Private Game Reserve • Victoria Falls Special Features

• Ultra flexible tour - mix and match accommodations to suit your style of travel • Choice of a full day tour in Cape Town • Game viewing in Kruger National Park/Private Game Reserve by 4WD vehicle with experienced Ranger • Visit both Zambia and Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls • Sunset Cruise on Zambezi River Cape Town Hollow

Day 1 & 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 & 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 & 11 Day 12 Day 13

Fly to Johannesburg via London Arrive Johannesburg Protea Hotel Wanderers Pilgrim’s Rest (BD) Royal Hotel Hazyview/Kruger Area (BD) Perry’s Bridge Hollow Swaziland (BLD) Lugogo Sun Zululand (B) Protea Hotel Umfolozi Durban (B) Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge Cape Town (B) Cape Town Hollow Depart Cape Town (B) Arrive USA

Day 1 & 2 Day 3 Day 4 & 5 Day 6 & 7 Day 8 Day 9 & 10 Day 11 Day 12

Fly to Cape Town via London Arrive Cape Town (B) Choice of Accommodations Cape Town (B) Choice of Accommodations Private Game Reserve / Kruger Area(BLD) Choice of Accommodations Johannesburg (B) Choice of Accommodations Victoria Falls (B) Choice of Accommodations Depart Johannesburg Arrive USA

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“Thank you so much for setting up such a grand vacation. Our family enjoyed the entire trip. Words are hard to explain the beauty, humility – the people – the energy – wine country and last but not least the wonderful Safari... Wow! “ M.C., River Forest, IL

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Sabi Sabi Selati Camp


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PREMIER PLUS

14 Days

Elegant South Africa • Cape Town • Rovos Rail • Johannesburg • Sabi Sabi Game Reserve Special Features

• • • • • •

• • • • • •

Roundtrip economy airfare from New York Breakfast daily, lunches and dinners as indicated by BLD All park entry fees, hotel service charges and taxes Roundtrip airport transfers including Meet & Greet service UTG Safari Kit including personalized itinerary and baggage tags UTG Exclusive Safari Delay Protection (see page 5)

12 Days

FIRST PLUS

Day 1 & 2 Days 3-6 Day 7 & 8 Day 9 Days 10-12 Day 13 Day 14

Fly to Cape Town via London Cape Town (B) Twelve Apostles Rovos Rail Journey Cape Town to Pretoria (BLD) Johannesburg (B) The Michelangelo Sabi Sabi Private Reserve (BLD) Sabi Sabi Selati Camp Depart Johannesburg (B) Arrive USA

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12 Days

FIRST PLUS ESCORTED

• Cape Town • Oudtshoorn • Knysna • Kariega

• Kruger National Park • Maputo (Mozambique) • Hluhluwe • Umfolozi • Swaziland

Special Features

• • • • • • • •

Luxury Accommodations Transport by customized 4x4 air-conditioned overland vehicles Visit Jane Goodall Institute Full day game viewing in Kruger National Park Cultural visit in Mozambique Afternoon game viewing in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park Boat Cruise on Lake St. Lucia estuary See the Rock Art in Swaziland

Day 1 & 2 Day 3 Day 4 & 5 Day 6 & 7 Day 8 & 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12

Fly to Johannesburg via London Arrive Johannesburg-Mpumalanga Rio Vista Lodge Kruger National Park (B) Rio Vista Lodge Maputo, Mozambique (BD) Turrgane Estate Hluhluwe/Umfolozi (B) Protea Umfolozi Hotel Swaziland (BD) Hawane Lodge Depart Mpumalanga (B) Arrive USA

MALARIA-FREE

Tale of Two Capes

Vivid South Africa Special Features

SOUTH AFRICA

Each Tour on this Page Includes:

Deluxe accommodations Deluxe suite on board Rovos Rail Light aircraft flight Johannesburg-Sabi Sabi Selati Full game viewing experience at Sabi Sabi Selati in lodge 4WD vehicles Private arrival and departure transfers Full day touring in Cape Town by private car and guide

• Luxury accommodations • Transport from Cape Town to Knysna in air-conditioned mini-bus with Professional Tour Guide • Half Day tour of Cape Town including Table Mountain • Half Day Cape Peninsula tour • 1 lunch and 1 dinner in Knysna • 2 Game Drives a day in Kariega (a malaria-free area) by open 4WD camp vehicles Day 1 & 2 Days 3-5 Day 6 Day 7 & 8 Day 9 & 10 Day 11 Day 12

Fly to Cape Town via London Cape Town (B) Radisson Blu Oudtshoorn (B) Oudtshoorn Inn Knysna (B) Knysna Hollow Hotel Kariega Game Reserve (BLD) Kariega River Lodge Depart Johannesburg (B) Arrive USA 23


“There were absolutely no glitches. We hope to travel with United Travel Group in the future, and will absolutely recommend you to our friends. Cheers!� -JK & grandsons, St. Petersburg, FL


Each Tour on this Page Includes::

• • • •

Roundtrip economy airfare from New York Breakfast daily, lunches and dinners as indicated by BLD Roundtrip airport transfers including Meet & Greet service Full game-viewing experience with expert Rangers in 4WD camp vehicles • All park entry fees, hotel service charges and taxes • UTG Safari Kit including peronalized itinerary and baggage tags • UTG Exclusive Safari Delay Protection (see page 5)

10 Days

FIRST PLUS

Highlights of Botswana • Victoria Falls • Chobe National Park • Eastern Caprivi Special Features

Luxury accommodations Visit both Zimbabwe and Zambia side of Victoria Falls Sunset cruise on Zambezi River All beverages including local spirits and complimentary mini bar (days 5-8) • In Chobe, choice of water or land based game viewing • Opportunity for a cultural visit/activity in Eastern Caprivi

Wings Over Botswana • Okavango Delta • Moremi Reserve • Linyanti Reserve • Victoria Falls Special Features:

• Choose from the world-class luxury camps of Wilderness Safaris • Includes all beverages at meals(excluding premium brands) and laundry service (days 4-10) • Water based activites available • Game viewing by camp 4WD vehicles • Light aircraft flights between Kasane-Okavango Delta-MoremiLinyanti-Kasane Day 1 & 2 Day 3 & 4 Day 5 & 6 Day 7 & 8 Day 9 & 10 Day 11 Day 12

Fly to Kasane via London and Johannesburg Okavango Delta (BLD) Moremi Reserve (BLD) Linyanti Reserve (BLD) Victoria Falls (BLD) Toka Leya Depart Livingstone (B) Arrive USA

13 Days

FIRST PLUS Day 1 & 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 & 6 Day 7 & 8 Day 9 Day 10

Fly to Victoria Falls via London and Johannesburg Arrive Victoria Falls (D) Stanley Safari Lodge Victoria Falls (BLD) Stanley Safari Lodge Chobe National Park (BLD) Chobe Game Lodge Eastern Caprivi (BLD) Chobe Savannah Lodge Depart Livingstone (B) Arrive USA

12 Days

B OT SWA N A

• • • •

PREMIER PLUS

Untamed Wilderness • Okavango Delta • Kwando River Concession • Central Kalahari Game Reserve Special Features:

• Luxury accommodations • Light aircraft flights Maun-Tau Pan-Kwara-Lebala-Kasane • All beverages at meals and laundry service Kwando is one of the best places to see wild dog. In fact, if you’re lucky, you might be treated to sightings at close range. Day 1 & 2 Day 3 Day 4 & 5 Day 6 & 7 Day 8 & 9 Day 10 & 11 Day 12 Day 13

Fly to Johannesburg via London Arrive Johannesburg Peermont D’Oreale Central Khalahari (BLD) Tau Pan Okavango Delta (BLD) Kwara Camp Kwando Concession (BLD) Lebala Camp Victoria Falls (BLD) Stanley Safari Lodge Depart Livingstone (B) Arrive USA

See the enclosed Price Supplement for accommodation choices, departure dates and prices.

Photo by Michael Poliza

See the full itineraries at www.unitedtravelgroup.com

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Nkwali Camp, South Luangwa

The crackling sound is your only hint that something is nearby. Then, they come into view - a herd of elephant, complete with babies, enjoying breakfast. You stand still and soak in the amazing site in front of you. This is the thrill that awaits on a walking safari. Zambia, considered by many to be the last great wilderness, is known for outstanding game viewing whether by foot, water or vehicle. Let us know what you’d like to do and we’ll suggest a tour that’s right for you.

“On foot, you feel Africa.”

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PREMIER PLUS

10 Days

Zambian Trails • South Luangwa • Victoria Falls

Special Features

• Deluxe accommodations • Light aircraft flights Lusaka-Mfuwe-LusakaLivingstone • Full game viewing at Puku Ridge by camp 4WD vehicle with experienced Ranger/guide • Two shared walking safari activities per day while at Zebra Plains • Complimentary laundry • Water, soft drinks and house wines included at meals Day 1 & 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 & 6 Day 7 & 8 Day 9 Day 10

Fly to Lusaka via London Lusaka-South Luangwa (LD) Puku Ridge South Luangwa Walking Safari (BLD) Zebra Plains South Luangwa Walking Safari (BLD) Zebra Plains Victoria Falls (BLD) Sussi & Chuma Depart Livingstone (B) Arrive USA


See the full itineraries at www.unitedtravelgroup.com

Each Tour on this Page Includes:

• Roundtrip economy airfare from New York • Full game-viewing experience with expert Rangers in 4WD camp vehicles • Breakfast daily, lunches and dinners as indicated by BLD • All park entry fees, hotel service charges and taxes • UTG Safari Kit including personalized itinerary and baggage tags • UTG Exclusive Safari Delay Protection (see page 5)

12 Days

FIRST PLUS

See the enclosed Price Supplement for departure dates and prices.

Zambian Treasure

Zambia Explorer

• Lusaka • South Luangwa Valley • Victoria Falls (Livingstone)

• Lusaka • South Luangwa • Lower Zambezi • Livingstone

Special Features

Special Features

• Luxury accommodations • Light aircraft flights Lusaka-Nkwali; NsefuLivingstone • Drinks (excluding premium brands) with all meals • Laundry facilities included • Game walk opportunities • Night game drive opportunities • Local village visits

• Luxury accommodations • Light aircraft flights Lusaka-Mfuwe-Lower Zambezi-Livingstone • Local beers and wines included • Laundry facilities included • Game walk opportunities • Night game drive opportunities

Day 1 & 2 Day 3 Day 4 Days 5-7 Days 8-10 Day 11 Day 12

Fly to Lusaka via London Arrive South Luangwa (D) Nkwali Camp South Luangwa (BLD) Nkwali Camp Lower Zambezi (BLD) Nsefu Camp Livingstone (BLD) Tongabezi Lodge Depart Livingstone (B) Arrive USA

Day 1 & 2 Day 3 & 4 Days 5-7 Days 8-10 Day 11 Day 12

ZAMBIA

Mfuwe Lodge, South Luangwa

12 Days

FIRST PLUS

Fly to Lusaka via London South Luangwa (BLD) Mfuwe Lodge Lower Zambezi (BLD) Choice of Bushcamp Company Camp Livingstone (BLD) Waterberry Lodge Depart Livingstone (B) Arrive USA

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“This was the best trip of our lives. All the accommodations were out of this world; each one was so luxurious. ...it was nice to have guides know where we needed to go so we were not trying to figure it all out on our own.” - MB., Newton, MA

Wildlife enthusiasts are drawn to Southern Africa by the many treasures the area holds. The stunning sand dunes of Sossusvlei in Namibia. The elephant herds of Chobe National Park and the desert elephants of Damaraland. Nestled deep in the heart of the bush you’ll find some of the most luxurious accommodations in Africa. Namibia. Botswana. Zambia. Zimbabwe. On their own or in combination, these countries will draw you back again and again. Here are just a few ideas - you can find many more at www.unitedtravelgroup.com or ask us to design a journey just for you.


Each Tour on this Page Includes:

Roundtrip economy airfare from New York Full game-viewing experience in 4WD camp vehicles Breakfast daily, lunches and dinners as indicated by BLD All park entry fees, hotel service charges and taxes UTG Safari Kit including personalized itinerary and baggage tags • UTG Exclusive Safari Delay Protection (see page 5)

PREMIER PLUS

ZA MBIA

• • • • •

12 Days

Wings Over Namibia • Windhoek • Sossusvlei • Damaraland • Etosha Special Features

PREMIER PLUS

15 Days

Track the rare Black Rhino in the Palmwag Concession, which boasts the largest free-ranging black rhino population in Africa Special Features

Day 1 & 2 Day 3 Day 4 & 5 Day 6 & 7 Day 8 & 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12

Fly to Windhoek via London and Johannesburg Arrive Windhoek Olive Grove Guesthouse Sossusvlei (BLD) Little Kulala Damaraland (BLD) Damaraland Camp Etosha (BLD) Ongava Lodge Windhoek (B) Olive Grove Guesthouse Depart Windhoek (B) Arrive USA

PREMIER PLUS

11 Days

Victoria Falls & Botswana

Day 1 & 2 Fly to Lusaka via London South Luangwa National Park (LD) Nkwali Camp Day 3 Day 4 & 5 South Luangwa National Park (BLD) Nkwali Camp Lusaka (B) Eight Reedbuck Hotel Day 6 Windhoek (B) Olive Grove Guest House Day 7 Day 8 & 9 Sossusvlei (BLD) Little Kulala Day 10 & 11 Palmwag (BLD) Desert Rhino Camp Day 12 & 13 Etosha (BLD) Ongava Camp Depart Windhoek (B) Day 14 Arrive USA Day 15

See the enclosed Price Supplement for camp choices, departure dates and prices. Photo by Dana Allen

Special Features

• • • • • • •

Deluxe accommodations Visit Victoria Falls Sunset Cruise on Zambezi River All beverages including local spirits Complimentary laundry service Light aircraft flights Kasane-Okavango Delta-Maun Game viewing by camp 4WD vehicles

Day 1 & 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 & 6 Day 7 - 9 Day 10 Day 11

Fly to Johannesburg via London Johannesburg-Livingstone (D) Sussi & Chuma Victoria Falls (BLD) Sussi & Chuma Chobe National Park (BD) Chobe Chilwero Okavango Delta (BLD) Chief’s Camp Depart Maun (B) Arrive USA

NA M I BIA

• Victoria Falls • Chobe National Park • Okavango Delta

• Deluxe Accommodations • Full game viewing activities by camp 4WD vehicles with English-speaking Ranger • Opportunities for guided nature walks with experienced Ranger • Excellent opportunity to see both Black Rhino and White Rhino • Unique game viewing opportunities to see rare desert-adapted wildlife • See the towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei • Light aircraft flights Windhoek-Sossusvlei-Kunene-EtoshaWindhoek

Z IMBABWE

• South Luangwa • Windhoek • Sossusvlei • Palmwag • Etosha

Plains, Deserts & Rhinos

• Deluxe accommodations • Light aircraft flights Windhoek-Sossusvlei-Damaraland-EtoshaWindhoek • Game drives in the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei • Opportunity to see the rare desert elephants of Namibia • Scenic flight over Namib desert • Experience the ancient rock-strewn landscape of Damaraland

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“I was a little nervous traveling with my daughter through Africa without being part of an organized tour group. I am so thankful I relied on UTG to plan our trip through four countries. UTG’s professionalism and planning provided us with a tremendous experience.” - KP, Amarillo, TX

Victoria & Alfred Hotel waterfront

Each Tour on this Page Includes:

If you have a bit more time, why not really immerse yourself in the wonders of the African continent and combine several countries into one grand journey. The suggestions here are just a few of the most frequently requested combinations – we happily handcraft each journey to your special interests. The best part of these tours is their ultra-flexibility. We include some suggested lodges and camps, but we can mix and match accommodations to fit your dream safari. Why not start planning today?

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FREESTYLE

16 Days

Best Of Africa • Cape Town • Victoria Falls • Masai Mara • Serengeti Special Features

• Ultra flexible – your choice of First Class, Luxury or Deluxe accommodations • Full day touring in Cape Town includes Robben Island and Table Mountain • Visit both the Zambia and Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls • Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River • Light aircraft flight Nairobi-Masai Mara and Nairobi-Serengeti • Full game viewing experience in Masai Mara and Serengeti by camp 4WD vehicle

• Roundtrip economy airfare from New York • Full breakfast daily, meals as indicated in the itinerary by BLD • All park entry fees, hotel service charges and taxes • Roundtrip airport transfers including Meet & Greet service • UTG’s Exclusive Safari Delay Protection (see page 5) • UTG Safari Kit including personalized itinerary and baggage tags

Day 1 & 2 Fly to Cape Town via London Arrive Cape Town Day 3 Day 4 & 5 Cape Town (B) Cape Town-Victoria Falls (B) Day 6 Victoria Falls (B) Day 7 Victoria Falls-Johannesburg (B) Day 8 Johannesburg-Nairobi (B) Day 9 Day 10 & 11 Masai Mara (BLD) Nairobi (B) Day 12 Days 13 & 14 Serengeti (BLD) Depart Nairobi (BD) Day 15 Arrive USA Day 16


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FREESTYLE

14 Days

• Cape Town • Kruger/Private Game Reserve • Victoria Falls • Chobe/Okavango Delta Special Features

Day 1 & 2 Fly to Cape Town via London Day 3 Arrive Cape Town Day 4 & 5 Cape Town (B) Day 6 & 7 Kruger National Park / Private Game Reserve (BD) Johannesburg (B) Day 8 Day 9 & 10 Victoria Falls (B) Day 11 & 12 Chobe/Okavango Delta (BLD) Depart Johannesburg (B) Day 13 Arrive USA Day 14

PREMIER PLUS

12 Days

Footsteps of Livingstone • Victoria Falls • Okavango Delta • Cape Town Special Features

• Deluxe accommodations • Ultra flexible – mix and match accommodations to fit your style • Visit both Zimbabwe and Zambia side of Victoria Falls • Sunset Cruise along the Zambezi River • Light aircraft flights Kasane-Okavango DeltaMaun (or Kasane) • Full day touring in Cape Town including Table Mountain and Robben Island • Full day tour to Cape Winelands

Day 1 & 2 Day 3 Day 4 Days 5 - 7 Days 8 - 10 Day 11 Day 12

Fly to Johannesburg via London Arrive Victoria Falls Victoria Falls Hotel Victoria Falls (B) Victoria Falls Hotel Okavango Delta (BLD) Camp Moremi Cape Town (B) Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa Depart Cape Town (B) Arrive USA

AFR I C A

• Ultra flexible - Choose your accommodations • Choice of a full day tour in Cape Town • Full game viewing experience in 4WD camp vehicles in Kruger/Private Game Reserve • Guided tour of Victoria Falls • Your choice of a stay in Chobe or the Okavango Delta

Cape Grace

PAN

Stars of Southern Skies

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The mighty mountain gorilla is the largest of the living primates and also the most endangered. Less than 700 of these magnificent animals remain, making their home in the mountain forests of Rwanda and Uganda. The mountain gorilla lives in family groups and is actually very gentle. Visiting a group is one of the most thrilling experiences you can have. Africa also offers another type of challenge - climbing to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak. There are several routes up Kilimanjaro, each varying in degrees of difficulty. We feature the most frequently climbed route. Here are a few ideas to add one of the most thrilling adventure experiences to your journey.

Photo by Anup Shah

Gorillas in the Mist

5 Days

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Uganda Departs daily on request

• • • •

2 nights in Entebbe 2 nights in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Breakfast daily; lunch and dinner at Bwindi 1 Day for Gorilla trekking (additional days can be added) • Road transfers between Entebbe and Bwindi

Climbing Amazing Volcanoes National Park 3 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro 7 Days Marangu Route - Tanzania

Volcanoes National Park - Rwanda Considered the least difficult of the routes up

• • • •

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1 night in Kigali 1 night in Volcanoes National Park Breakfast and lunch daily 1 Morning Gorilla trekking (additional days can be added) • Road transfers between Kigali and Volcanoes National Park

Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Marangu Route features accommodations in huts every night of your climb. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included daily while climbing. (Other routes are available.)


“It was their individuality combined with the shyness of their behavior that remained the most captivating impression of this first encounter with the greatest of the great apes.” Dian Fossey, Gorillas in the Mist

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KI LIM ANJARO • GO R I LL A TR EKKI N G

Gorilla Forest Camp

8 Days Gorilla & Chimpanzee Express Day 1

Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7

Kilimanjaro/Moshi Springlands Hotel Mandara Hut (2,765 meters) Horombo Hut (3,790 meters) Kobo Hut (4,750 meters) Summit and Descent Horombo Hut (summit 5,895 meters) Moshi Depart

See the enclosed Price Supplement for accommodation choices, departure dates and prices.

Entebbe - Lake Mburo National Park - Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Queen Elizabeth National Park • • • • •

1 Night Entebbe 1 Night Lake Mburo National Park 3 nights Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 2 nights Queen Elizabeth National Park Half Day excursion to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary • 2 days for Gorilla trekking • Game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park • Road transfers throughout 33


After a thrilling safari in the African bush, there’s nothing better than spending a few days being pampered at a luxurious beach resort. Island treasures like the Seychelles, Mauritius and Zanzibar, along with Mozambique, are home to some of the world’s most beautiful beach resorts. Escape from everything and walk along a deserted beach. Enjoy candlelight dinners with the water lapping at your feet. Fish, swim, snorkel or do absolutely nothing. Soak in the rich Malay, Indian, Arab and African cultures by sampling the local cuisine or exploring local markets. Honeymoon, special occasion, or simple indulgence - whatever your dream, let us help you make it come true.

www.unitedtravelgroup.com Seychelles The moderate climate and miles of white sandy beaches make the Seychelles a favorite for relaxing after a safari or a pampering beach getaway. The islands are also home to two of U.N.E.S.C.O’s world heritage sites: Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll and the Vallei de Mai on Praslin, believed to be the original site of the Garden of Eden. We feature a short, single island stay here

Seychelles Interlude

3/5 Nights

• 3 or 5 nights at your choice of hotel • Breakfast daily • Roundtrip airport transfers including meet and greet service

Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa, Mozambique

- ask us for ideas for multi-island stays. Mahe is

Mauritius

easily reached from Nairobi, making the Seychelles

The island paradise of Mauritius looks almost

a perfect beach companion to an East Africa safari.

like a small dot in the large expanse of ocean Le Prince Maurice, Seychelles

set between Southern Africa and Australia. The residents of this island paradise are a fascinating blend of Indian, African, European and Chinese origin. And the powdery white sandy beaches that dot the coastline are impossible to resist. With frequent flights from Johannesburg, Mauritius is an ideal post-Southern Africa destination.

Mauritius Getaway

5 Nights

• 5 nights at your choice of hotel • Breakfast daily • Roundtrip airport transfers including meet and greet service

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Dinarobin, Mauritius

About the size of Turkey, Mozambique lies in the

Zanzibar: Room at Azanzi (above) - Karafuu Hotel (below)

southeastern part of Africa. Its 1,500 mile coastline

Zanzibar

of pristine white beaches is lapped by the warm

Just 25 miles from the coast of Tanzania lies the

blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The resorts of

hidden jewel of Zanzibar. At 60 miles long and

Mozambique are popular both après safari and

20 miles wide, Zanzibar is known for its beautiful

as pure sun and fun getaways. Outstanding coral

sandy white beaches with fringing coral reefs - as

reefs delight snorkelers and divers. World-class

well as the magic of historic Stone Town, said to

angling, both big-game fishing catch and release,

be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa.

as well as saltwater fly-fishing challenges anglers at

Its location makes it a perfect ending after an East

all levels. Access from Johannesburg is easy. Why

Africa Safari.

not add a few days to your next holiday.

Mozambique Escape 4 Nights See the full itineraries at www.unitedtravelgroup.com

• 4 nights at your choice of hotel • Breakfast Daily • Roundtrip airport transfers including meet and greet service

Zanzibar Spice • • • •

INDIAN OCEAN

Mozambique

4 Nights

1 night in Stone Town at a choice of hotel 3 nights at a beach resort of your choice Breakfast daily Roundtrip airport transfers including meet and greet service 35


Where you will Stay

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Sarova Mara Tented Camp

Mara Bushtops Camp

Masai Mara, Kenya

Masai Mara, Kenya

Masai Mara, Kenya

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Sanctuary Kusini

Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Tarangire, Tanzania

Serengeti, Tanzania

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BlueBay Beach Resort & Spa

Zanzibar Serena Inn

East Coast, Zanzibar

Stone Town, Zanzibar

Protea President

Southern Sun The Cullinan

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

Vineyard Hotel

Kapama Buffalo Camp

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Cape Town, South Africa

Kapama Game Reserve, South Africa

Sabi Sand, South Africa

Kariega River Lodge

Hippo Hollow

Londolozi Founders Camp

Eastern Cape, South Africa

Kruger, South Africa

Sabi Sand, South Africa

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Xigera Camp

Lagoon Camp

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Kwando River, Botswana

Okuti Camp

Chindeni Tented Camp

Royal Livinstone

Moremi, Botswana

South Luangwa, Botswana

Livingstone, Zambia

Zebra Plains

NSEFU

Damaraland Camp

South Luangwa, Zambia

South Luangwa, Zambia

Huab River Valley, Namibia

Ongava Lodge

Azura at Gabriel’s

Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa

Etosha, Namibia

Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Bazaruto Island, Mozambique

Photo by Michael Poliza

Chobe Game Lodge Chobe, Botswana

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SPAIN

ITALY

GREECE CYPRUS

TUNISIA

MOROCCO

JORDAN

ALGERIA

Cairo LIBYA

EGYPT

WESTERN SAHARA

Aswan

MAURITANIA

SAUDI ARABIA

SUDAN

MALI

NIGER

CHAD

SENEGAL

BURKINA FASO

GUINEA

BENIN

NIGERIA

SIERRA LEONE

LIBERIA

YEMEN

ERITREA

IVORY COAST

GHANA

SOMALIA

ETHIOPIA

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC CAMEROON EQUATORIAL GUINEA GABON

UGANDA

CONGO

Masai Mara

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO RWANDA

KENYA Nairobi Mombasa

Serengeti

Arusha TANZANIA

Zanzibar

Dar es Salaam

ANGOLA

SEYCHELLES

MALAWI

ZAMBIA

Livingstone Harare Victoria Falls

ZIMBABWE

NAMIBIA

MOZAMBIQUE

BOTSWANA

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Windhoek

Gaborone

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Tour prices, departure dates, accommodation choices and Terms and Conditions can be found in the accompanying Price Supplement. The Price Supplement is also available on our website and on request by calling us at 800-223-6486.

MADAGASCAR

Johannesburg

info@unitedtravelgroup.com 925 Harvest Drive, Suite 270 Blue Bell, PA 19422

SWAZILAND

LESOTHO Durban

SOUTH AFRICA Port Elizabeth

Cape Town

Photo Credits: Page 2, 10, 32 Anup Shah; Page 25 Michael Poliza; Page 28 Dana Allen; Page 33 Jupiter Images; Page 34 Goodshot. We also gratefully acknowledge the contribution of photographs by many of the lodges and camps we work with throughout the year as well as photographs taken on safari by our own UTG Tour Consultants. Design: Decision Group, Inc. / www.decisiongroup.net

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