Gaborone, South East Botswana

Gaborone, South East Botswana

Gaborone, South East Botswana

Gaborone, South East Botswana

Gaborone, South East Botswana

Gaborone, South East Botswana

Gaborone, South East Botswana

Gaborone, South East Botswana

Gaborone, South East Botswana

Gaborone, South East Botswana

Gaborone, South East Botswana

Gaborone, South East Botswana

Gaborone, South East Botswana

Gaborone, South East Botswana

Gaborone, South East Botswana

Gaborone, South East Botswana

Gaborone, South East Botswana

Gaborone, South East Botswana

See Native Wildlife in Botswana

Gaborone, South EastBotswana

3 Days / 2 Nights
for Member Pricing

See Native Wildlife in Botswana

Track and observe animals in their natural wild habitat on a Botswana bushveld safari.

About Your Trip

Discover your wild side in Gaborone, Botswana, when you embark on an exciting African safari at the Mokolodi Nature Reserve. With more than 300 species of birds and 50 species of large mammals — including the endangered white rhinoceros — it’s the perfect place to explore native wildlife. Glimpse into the lives of these animals by following their tracks and enjoy the fun of trying to locate them by the signs they leave.

Back at the hotel, spend your leisure time relaxing by the pool or playing a game of squash. In the tranquil setting of the conservatory, get comfortable with a good book or cold drink. The Mahogany restaurant features a grand piano for a wonderful dining experience.

What we love:

• Take advantage of a complimentary round of golf at the nearby Gaborone Golf Club, an 18-hole African bushveld course.
• The adjacent casino means you don’t have to go far to try your luck at the slots, roulette or blackjack.
• After a day in the sun or a game of tennis, jump in the refreshing outdoor pool or cozy up in a poolside lounge chair.


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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 3 days and 2 nights in Gaborone, Botswana, as well as:
• Morning game drive at Mokolodi Nature Reserve; includes transportation and light snacks. See Additional Information for details.
• Complimentary round of golf (1 per stay).
• 10% discount at Mahogany restaurant.
• Complimentary, 24-hour Wi-Fi at the hotel.
• Complimentary, 24-hour access to the hotel fitness center.
• Complimentary ironing services for 2 items of clothing on the day of arrival.
• Welcome drink upon arrival (1 per person).
• Welcome reception with alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks and snacks.
• 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners.
• Airport transfers via the hotel shuttle bus.
• An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.



Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE), approximately 9 miles (14 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Airport Transfers

Round-trip airport transfers via hotel shuttle bus only are included from:
Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE) to the hotel on December 16, timing based on flight details provided.
The hotel to Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE) on December 18, timing based on flight details provided.

To arrange your airport transfers, please submit flight details HERE by November 16.

Please note: Transfers are provided only for the airport(s), dates and times listed above.



This trip will close by November 10.


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Destination

Gaborone is the capital of Botswana and is a fast-growing city, thanks to the discovery of diamonds in the 1970s. Botswana’s hot semi-arid climate is ideal for game and nature reserves like the Gaborone Game Reserve, home of wildebeest, ostriches, warthogs and monkeys.

To get a good look at the city and surrounding areas, climb to the top of Kgale Hill, nicknamed “Sleeping Giant.” The heart of Gaborone is the Main Mall, the financial and tourism center. Historical sites include the Three Dikgosi Monument and Statue of Sir Seretse Khama, the first president of Botswana. Nearby, the National Museum and Art Gallery houses a permanent collection of traditional and modern African and European art.
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Platinum Inclusions

On this DreamTrip to Gaborone, Platinum Members will be treated to 200 Botswana pulas in hotel credit* per person (ages 18 years and older) to be used toward drinks, coffee and snacks at your hotel or golf club hire. Life is great when you’re a Platinum Member!

*You get one (1) 200-Botswana pula credit per adult Platinum Member, and the credit is available for use on this DreamTrip only. Credit is not transferable, has no commercial value, is not subject to refund or credit after the stay and cannot be redeemed for cash.
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Itinerary

Day 1

Transfer from the airport to the hotel, timing based on flight details provided.
Check into the hotel at any time after 2 p.m.
2-5 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby. Enjoy a complimentary welcome drink upon arrival.
6-7 p.m.: Welcome reception with alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks and snacks.
7 p.m.: Welcome buffet dinner at Savuti Grill Restaurant.

Day 2

6:30-10:30 a.m.: Buffet breakfast available at Savuti Grill Restaurant.
7-11 a.m.: Morning game drive at Mokolodi Nature Reserve; includes transportation and light snacks. See Additional Information for details.
The rest of the day at your leisure. Suggested activities include playing squash or tennis, visiting the casino or using your complimentary pass for round of golf.
7 p.m.: Enjoy a farewell buffet dinner at Savuti Grill Restaurant.

Day 3

6:30-10:30 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at Savuti Grill Restaurant.
The rest of the morning at your leisure until checkout and your flight.
Check out of the hotel by 10:30 a.m.
Transfer to the airport, timing based on flight details provided.

Itinerary subject to change.
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Hotel Details

Conveniently located in the city center of Gaborone, the AVANI Gaborone Hotel & Casino provides the perfect base for exploring. Walk around the National Botanical Garden and observe indigenous plants as well as historical buildings. A popular venue serving traditional Botswana cuisine is the Courtyard Restaurant located in Botswanacraft, a marketplace that sells unique handwoven baskets, pottery and traditional bushman crafts.

Hotel features:
• 2 restaurants, 1 take-out deli, 2 bars.
• 1 outdoor pool.
• 24-hour fitness center.
• Squash and tennis courts.
• Casino.
• Direct access to Gaborone Golf Club.
• Complimentary airport shuttle.
• Complimentary self-parking.

AVANI Standard Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 twin beds. No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.

AVANI Superior Room accommodations with:
• 2 double beds. No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.

Both room types include:
• Bathroom with bathtub or shower.
• Electrical points (220V/110V).
• In-room telephone.
• Satellite television.
• Tea- and coffee-making facilities.
• Minibar (consumption at an additional cost).
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: 10:30 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

AVANI Gaborone Hotel & Casino
Plot 4727, Chuma Drive
Gaborone, Botswana



Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Gratuities are not included. We suggest 200 Botswana pulas per day for housekeeping, and 200 Botswana pulas per bag for porterage.

Game drive information:
• The duration of the game drive is approximately 4 hours, depending on the conditions of the animal tracks.
• This activity includes extensive walking, some on uneven ground. It is not recommended for guests with mobility issues and certain health conditions. Please consult your doctor prior to booking travel.
• Join qualified guides on a variety of activities, including game drives, and rhino or giraffe tracking. Or become a "Friend of Mokolodi" where you’ll be able to drive yourself around the reserve.
• Alternatively, cycling is permitted in the reserve and offers a unique perspective on viewing some of the reserve’s species.
• Gratuities are not included for this activity. We suggest a gratuity of 200 pulas for your game drive guide.
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Policies

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than November 10 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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