IVS has teamed up with Bio Bio Expeditions to offer you a trip of a lifetime. Since 1993, Bio Bio has been a leader in delivering top quality travel experiences to guests from age 8 to 80 who share their love of the outdoors. Because of their extensive experience Bio Bio is responsible for the planning and implementation of the complete trip. To register for the seminar and for all questions relating to the trip, please call Bio Bio Expeditions at 1-800-246-7238 or visit www.bbxrafting.com.
Explore the Zambezi River and the game parks of Zimbabwe and Botswana!
Starting in 1989, Bio Bio co owners Marc and Laurence spent three back to back seasons working as full time guides on the Zambezi River and have more than 200 descents of the river! We forged life long friendships and partnerships with many of the locals during that time. Since then we have returned almost every year with our groups and our welcoming is like a warm homecoming. You too will be thrilled by the exceptionally friendly hospitality that is part of a proud and rich cultural tradition.
The Zambezi is a quintessential African river as it meanders from Angola to the Indian ocean. There are few rivers anywhere with as much fun and huge white water as the warm and friendly waters of the mighty Zambezi! August thru October are the best months to see game and experience the Zambezi. It is the end of the dry season and many animals come down to the banks of the river to drink, swim and frolic in the shallows. In our Canoes we will drift and paddle amongst the animals, merging ourselves deeply with raw, unfiltered nature. The “bush” has been either eaten or has died down, so seeing the animals is much easier. In the wet season there is so much fresh green foliage that the animals hide in the thicket or scatter to drinking holes hidden far away from the dirt trails that we stick to.
Zimbabwe and Botswana are the countries that we visit to explore the many facets of the Zambezi watershed in this region. There is a rich history of game viewing and preservation in this uniquely “veldt” like terrain. Botswana boasts a highly developed and protected national park system. This has allowed the wildlife to thrive and the elephant herds of Botswana and Zimbabwe are among the largest and most protected of Africa. The game viewing in this area is simply the best, and you will not be over run by the herds of tourists often found in East Africa. We look forward to sharing this spectacular “once in a life time” type of adventure with you. Your African dreams await…your desire to explore unleashed!
We reserve rooms starting the day prior to the seminar and ending on the last seminar day. However, if you need additional days, we will work with the hotel to accommodate your request based on availability.
After you submit this hotel request form, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your request for the hotel accommodations. Please note that this does not confirm your hotel accommodations.
After processing the request, our office will e-mail you an actual hotel confirmation letter which will confirm your stay with the hotel. You are not confirmed until you receive this hotel confirmation. Please check the details when you receive this confirmation.
For Amelia Island, Duck on the outer banks, St. George (Zion), Grand Cayman, Curacao and New Orleans: after submitting the hotel request form, you do not need to contact us with the credit card information. We will be sending you an individual hotel credit card authorization form.
Please note that all passengers traveling by air to or from the United States will be required to hold a valid passport. This requirement applies to all passengers, including U.S. citizens, traveling to and from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.
When planning international travel, please be sure that you are in possession of all required documents for both outbound and return flights. Remember to allow ample time for acquiring official travel documents.
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