Los Angeles Times


- — Mary Forgione

Here’s an African safari for young travelers who think they can’t afford one. Geckos Adventures offers a camping trip that takes you from the astonishin­g Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Botswana and South Africa for nine days starting at $760 per person.

The deal: The discount on Victoria Falls & Safari tours applies to trips starting May 28 ($760) and June 11 ($768). Tours usually cost $950 and $960, respective­ly. For less than $90 a day, you’ll see elephants and lions in Hwange National Park, track rhinos in Matabos National Park, and stay with the Hananwa people at a village in South Africa’s Limpopo province. Geckos caters to 18- to 29-year-olds for small group tours. The tour includes eight nights of camping, some meals, land transporta­tion in a 4-by-4 vehicle and activities such as game drives. Internatio­nal airfare is extra. Info: (855) 832-4853, www.geckosadve­ntures.com/en-us

 ?? Geckos Adventures ?? VICTORIA FALLS on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border.
Geckos Adventures VICTORIA FALLS on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border.

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