Travel Journaling Safari in Botswana
January 19 - 31, 2010
Note: This safari is finished; however, it
was such a roaring success, we are going to offer more! If you have
a group of at least six people, we can work with you to find dates
that are convenient for your schedule. If you do not have a group
that large, please e-mail
Dave Fox to let him know you are interested in joining
a future group.
Dave's next scheduled writing tour is a two-week
journey through southern Vietnam in October, 2010. For details,
please visit GlobejotterTours.com.
Join Travel Author Dave Fox and African Wildlife Specialist Bill Given
on a Unique Writing Adventure in the Okavango Delta and Kalahari regions.
Enjoy a series lively journaling and essay writing classes
as you explore Botswana's wildlife and culture. Writers of all skill levels
Botswana's spectacular wilderness and bush culture, and capture it all
in writing on this unique travel journaling safari! We'll visit the Okavango
Delta and Kalahari regions, staying at three camps with spectacular wildlife
viewing. Flying from camp to camp, and driving to one, we'll see wildlife
in its natural environment, sharing it only with other members of our
small luxury camps. This sampling of camps will provide diverse activities,
habitats, and animals an indulgence of the best safari experiences
Botswana has to offer.
This one-of-a-kind safari features two specialized leaders. Bill Given
is a Colorado-based wildlife biologist conducting research on lions and
other predators in Botswana. He has guided small groups on safaris throughout
Africa and owns The Wild Source,
a custom safari planning business. He will guide us on morning and late
afternoon game drives in search of diverse wildlife lions, elephants,
wildebeest, and much more! He will also introduce us to the culture of
the Kalahari Bushmen.
Dave Fox is an award-winning travel author and veteran European tour
guide for Public Television host Rick Steves. Dave's latest book is Globejotting:
How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals (and still have time to enjoy
your trip!) As we travel, Dave will share his journaling and essay-writing
techniques in classes specially tailored for this safari. You'll learn
how to write about your travels in exciting new ways, and get more intimately
in touch with your surroundings as you put this unique experience into
19 - Depart USA fly overnight to South Africa.
Jan. 20 - Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa. Overnight
at Peermont Metcourt Hotel, Emperors Casino Complex.
Jan. 21 - Morning flight to Maun, Botswana, and then on to Santawani
Jan. 22 - Santawani Lodge
Jan. 23 - Santawani Lodge
Jan. 24 - After morning game drive fly back to Maun, road transfer
to Grassland Bushman Lodge
Jan. 25 - Grassland Bushman Lodge
Jan. 26 - Grassland Bushman Lodge
27 - Road transfer to Maun, then fly to Mapula Lodge
Jan. 28 - Mapula Lodge
Jan. 29 - Mapula Lodge
Jan. 30 - After morning activity, fly to Maun, to Johannesburg, and
Jan. 31 - Arrive home early morning.
Cost: $4,295 per person plus airfare. NO Single Supplement
*This includes all internal flights/road transfers between
camps, accommodation, meals, drinks, laundry, and activities.
Group Size: This unique excursion will be limited
to 12 participants. We will use open-sided vehicles with no more than
six safari participants plus a driver and either Dave or Bill in each
vehicle. Each passenger has a window seat.
For more information including a detailed itinerary and
more photos, please visit the Botswana
Journaling Safari page on the Wild Source website (this is a .pdf
file) or e-mail Dave Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals (and still
have time to enjoy your trip!)
Dave Fox's new book, Globejotting,
teaches how to write more exciting and insightful travel journals...
and how to simply find time to write when there's so much else to
do during an exciting trip. Read Chapter One online for free, and
order your autographed copy here!
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Fox's writing is hilarious. It's rare to find a person who has
such unique stories to tell and can write about them to boot."
Tim Bete, Director of the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop