10-V JUHLAMATKA SAMBIAAN LOKAKUUSSA 2017 Our 10th anniversary trip to Zambia in October 2017

We have had a project in Zambia for 10 years. 2017 we celebrate. If you are interested in this celebration and trip- write an e-mail to tapani@isengeclub.fi  and we send you more details in English.

 Tämä tiedote on kirjattu tähän 9.1.2016. Matkaa vakavissaan pohtivan olisi nyt tarpeellista alkaa ryhtyä toimenpiteisiin matkavarausten kanssa. Erityisesti Vesilahden yläasteen oppilaan,joka on matkasta kiinnostunut kannattaa alkaa suunnitella, miten voi matkansa rahoittaa.

Ajoitamme matkan Tampereen seudulla noudatettavan syysloman ympärille. Ihan viikossa matkasta ei selviä, mutta pitkää poissaoloa koulusta ei tarvita. Vesilahden yläasteen oppilailla on osallistumisoikeus Isenge Clubin menoihin, muilta edellytetään jäsenyyttä.

Mitä tulee tehdä ennen matkaa?

1. Varata itselleen paikka. Lennot ja muut palvelut voi kukin hoitaa myös itse, mutta silloin myös kaikki liityntätoienpiteet jäävät osallistujan omalle vastuulle.

9.1.2016 näytti olevan varsin asiallisen hintaisia lentoja Ndolaan ja vastaavasti Lusakasta takaisin Suomeen. Mikään ei todella estä ihan erilaista reitittämistä, esimerkiksi palata voivaikka Livingstonesta Suomeen. Vain mielikuvitus on meillä rajana. Pohtikaa itse kukin vaihtoehtoja.

2. Hoitaa matkustusasiakirjat kuntoon. Tämänpäiväisen tiedon mukaan tarvaitset matkalla passin (ei olisi paha, vaikka passi olisi voimassa 6 kk matkan päättymien jälkeen.) sekä lisäksi viisumin. Viisumin voimme hankkia yhteisesti Sambian Tukholman suurlähetystöstä tai senkin kukin voi hankkia itse.

3. Terveyteen liittyvät asiat. Matka ajoittuu vuodenaikaan, jolloin Sambiassa on mukavan lämmin. Siksi malariatabletit tulevat varmaan mukaan kaikille. Lääkkeet jokainen hankkii itse. Lisäksi ehdoton kaukomatkalle on hepatiitti A+B -rokotus. Jäykkäkouristusrokotuksen nyt pitää olla kaikkkialla kunnossa. Hyvissä ajoin ennen matkaa selvitämme, onko joitain muita rokotteita, joita tuossa vaiheessa pidetään ehdottomina maahansaapumisen kannalta.

4. Ohjelma
Ole aktiivinen ja pohdi, mitä haluat Afrikan matkaltasi muistojesi arkkuun kerätä. Varmaankin juhla kylässä on matkan yksi huippukohta, mutta niitä on helppo keksiä lisää. Ehdotuksia:

- erilaiset safarit Sambiassa tai naapurimaissa
- Livingstonen kaupunki
- Viktorian putoukset
- risteily Zambesilla
- afrikkalainen ruoka ja kulttuuri

Varaukset tapani@isengeclub.fi.

OHJELMAMME ALKAA VÄHITELLEN RAKENTUA:

10-vuotisjuhla on lauantaina 21.10.2017 klo 13 alkaen Isengen kylässä. Juhla pidetään Vesilahti Community Schoolin luona. (Sovittu 30.1.2016 Henriikka seuran kokouksessa)

2.2.2016 Jollyboys Livingstonesta vahvisti, että Choben safari toimii edelleen heidän kauttaan. Ohessa heidän viestinsä kokonaisuudessaan:

It will be lovely to have you back and staying with us again!  I’m sure you will love to see all of the amazing improvements that we have made so far already in 2016 – solar inverter power (no more power cuts!) for the whole lodge, a new braai, new pool deck… the list goes on!

 

I have included below the rates for our various Chobe National Park safaris in October.  As October is quite hot, you might want to consider the great low season rates that we have for our Bakwena Lodge safaris which might be more comfortable for your guests.

 

Please feel free to get in touch with any questions at all.

 

Cheers

Kim

 

Chobe Day Trip

Daily Departures

US$157pp

Departure from Jollyboys Backpackers at 7am daily (minimum 2 people)

Return to Jollyboys Backpackers 5:30-6pm

Safari includes transfers to and from the Kazangula/Botswana border post, speedboat transfer, light breakfast snack, morning cruise along the Chobe River, lunch, afternoon game drive in Chobe National Park, return transfer to Livingstone (please note sometimes river cruise may be done in the morning and the game drive in the afternoon).

 

Chobe Camping Safaris

Departures Tuesdays, Fridays – 2 nights (additional departures may be available upon request for 4 or more guests)

Departures Tues, Wed, Friday, Saturday – 1 night (additional departures may be available upon request for 4 or more guests)

Departure from Jollyboys Backpackers at 7am (minimum 2 pax)

Overnight: US$240pp – returning the following morning at approx. 930am

2 Days/1 Night: US$296pp – returning the following evening at approx. 530pm

2 Days/2 Nights: US$375pp – returning the 3rd morning at approx. 930am

3 Days/2 Nights: US$403pp – returning the 3rd evening at approx. 530pm

This is not your usual camping trip! We base this safari on a full-on game experience with all of the perks of a luxurious night camping in the African bush.  After crossing the border to Botswana, we depart on a morning river cruise for our first glimpse of the prolific game available in Chobe National Park. We slowly meander along the river with plenty of chances to see hippo, crocodiles, an amazing variety of birds and often elephants splashing around in the water.  After a lovely big lunch and a bit of relaxing, we climb into our safari vehicle for an afternoon game drive.  Here we have an excellent opportunity to see the elephants that this park is famous for as well as buffalo, kudu, giraffe, impala, warthog, lions and much more!  Sundowner drinks will be enjoyed overlooking the beautiful islands and river network and then an excellent bush dinner will be prepared by your guides and camp cook.  The night is spent chatting around the campfire and listening to the sounds of Africa before sleeping in pre-erected canvas safari tents, complete with duvets and camp mattresses.  All meals, coffee, tea and mineral water are provided and you will have the opportunity to buy further drinks before departure.

 

N.B.  Chobe National Park safaris can be combined with a 3day/2night safari to Hwange National Park for an additional $540 per person (camping) or $690 per person (accommodated).

 

Luxury Chobe – Accommodated Safaris at Elephant Valley Lodge

Daily Departures subject to availability

Regular Rate Low Season (1st Nov 2016 – 30th April 2017) - US$390 per person per night sharing (Forest Tents); US$410 per person per night sharing (Valley Tents) - plus park fees, bed levy and drinks at the bar – including return transfers from Livingstone, 2 activities per day and meals

Regular Rate Peak Season (1st May 2016 -31st October 2016) - US$500 per person per night sharing (Forest Tents); US$525 per person per night sharing (Valley Tents) - plus park fees, bed levy and drinks at the bar – including return transfers from Livingstone, 2 activities per day and meals

 

Last Minute Rates available if confirmed booking made within 7 days of departure 

- $300 per person per night (plus park fees, bed levy and drinks at the lodge) or $350 per person for a 2day/1night package (additional river cruise on day 2 and lunch and return in the afternoon)

Departure from Jollyboys Backpackers at 7am daily (minimum of 2 pax)

An excellent opportunity to treat yourself with our amazing accommodated packages!  For those that like to stay up in the evenings – check out the floodlit watering hole! 

 

Accommodated Chobe Safari – Accommodated Safaris at Tilodi Lodge

Daily Departures subject to availability

Regular Rate 2016 US$340 per person per night (plus bed levy) 

– including return transfers from Livingstone, 2 activities per day (river cruise and game drive) and meals

Child rates and family rooms may be available

Departure from Jollyboys Backpackers at 7am daily (minimum of 2 pax)

This package even includes local drinks (spirits, wine etc) at the lodge :) 

 

Accommodated Chobe Safari – Accommodated Safaris at Bakwena Lodge

Daily Departures subject to availability

Regular Rate 2016 High Season (1st May to 31st October) US$340 per person per night sharing (plus bed levy) or US$440 per person single occupancy (plus bed levy)

Regular Rate 2016 Low Season (1st November to 30th April) US$270 per person per night sharing (plus bed levy) or US$350 per person single occupancy (plus bed levy)

Child rates and family rooms may be available

– including return transfers from Livingstone, 2 activities per day (river cruise and game drive) and meals

Last Minute 2016 Rates available if confirmed booking made within 7 days of departure 

- $240 per person per night (plus bed levy)

Departure from Jollyboys Backpackers at 7am daily (minimum of 2 pax)

This package even includes local drinks (spirits, wine etc) at the lodge :)

 

N.B. Visas are not included in the price – please email us for information about your nationality

 

Check out Chobe National Park on Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wys84E6ezGw