Thu, 11 Jul|
Makgadikgadi Epic, 2019
After last year’s amazing event, Botswana’s Makgadikgadi EPIC Boogie is going to be even bigger and better. With a year after year track record of delivering all the large tailgate aircraft promised, Botswana Defence Force are again committed to this event. World class organising is also confirmed.
Time & Location
11 Jul 2019, 08:00 – 16 Jul 2019, 18:00
Sua Pan, Sua Pan, Botswana
About the Event
Aircraft - Hercules C130 & Casa 235 Tailgate Organisers - Milko, Sian, Andre du Preez and more to be confirmed shortly Location - Botswana, Africa’s most sought after safari destination (DZ on Makgadikgadi basin) Dates - 4 days Jumping. Friday 12th to Monday 15th July Jumps - ALL Inclusive. Up to 13 lifts Accommodation - ALL Inclusive. 2 person Africa tents, complete with proper beds, electric lights… Food - ALL Inclusive. 3 meals a day from a wide variety of quality prepared food Transport - See options below
Cost - ONLY $1050 USD! ($1500 USD after 31st May if slots still available)
Botswana’s Makgadikgadi EPIC Boogie 2019 is an “inclusive” event. Once at the DZ, All your Accommodation, Food, AND 13 Jumps are INCLUDED in the total cost for skydivers and non skydivers alike (just your beer and any extra jumps to pay for!). There are two Transfer options (see below). In addition, Game viewing in Botswana’s coveted Chobe National park, famous for the density of wildlife, is easily accessible either side of the Boogie. The sunsets are to die for as maybe you enjoy a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe river, which boarders Botswana and Namibia. Also possible is a day trip to the stunning Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, (less than an hour’s drive away), the 7th Natural Wonder of the World (at your own expense).
Boogie Starts Friday 12th July 0830hrs Briefing mandatory) Casa 235 Friday - Saturday Boogie Ends Monday 15th July Casa 235 & C130 Saturday - Monday
Up to 13 x Jumps (Cost included) Extra jumps $35 USD if possible, priority given to the Boogie package jumps Every effort will be made to jump as last year. There is no rebate for non jumps (due to the fixed costs of the event)
Boogie Accommodation (Cost included) Boogie accommodation is in shared bow tents, with clean, well serviced toilet and shower facilities. Single, non-shared tents are available for an extra $500 USD. Non-skydiving partners sharing a tents with a skydiver also pay just $500 USD.
Food (Cost included) An excellent choice of high quality Buffet service food will be served to skydivers and non-skydiving partners for Breakfast, Lunch and Supper, prepared in an adjacent purpose built kitchen facility
Transport & Transfers Option 1 (Cost included) Leave Kasane Thursday 11th July Afternoon DZ Transfer by road following international flight arrivals Return to Kasane Tuesday 16th July Morning transfer from DZ by road or by C-130 (TBC)
Return road transfer is included. As last year, flying back in the C130 HERC is a possibility but not confirmed. Option 1 is by far the preferred, as in addition to the boogie, you can experience the amazing game viewing in Botswana’s Chobe National park by 4x4 or boat, and the stunning Victrola Falls are a short distance away
Option 2 ($60 USD per person) Leave Johannesburg Thursday 11th July By 9am, transfer to DZ by road Return Johannesburg Tuesday 16th July Morning transfer from DZ by road
Leaves Johannesburg at 9am THURSDAY 11th on fully air conditioned luxury bus. Return trip road transfer is included in the $60 USD cost
Cost Before 31st May $1050 USD Shared tented accommodation Before 31st May $1550 USD Single Own tented accommodation
After 31st May $1500 USD After 31st May $2050 USD Single Own tented accommodation
Non Skydiving Partner $500 USD sharing tented accommodation with Skydiver (includes food & Kasane transfer)
Non Skydiver Activity at the Boogie Potential options may include…. Helicopter rides (a Med-Evac helicopter will on the DZ for duration of Boogie), visit off DZ, Flights in the Herc to watch the skydivers exit and view surrounding country (slot dependent) The whole DZ will also have excellent Wi-Fi available.
Registration & Payment (Slots filled on a first come basis)
Hotels Before/After Boogie in Kasane Discounted rate will be announced shortly
Chobe Game viewing & Victoria Falls Day trip Early morning and late afternoon game drives can be booked (cost not included) and a visit to Victoria Falls. (Typical cost $100 per person for the day, Includes all transport and lunch. Excludes Zimbabwe visa if required)
Discounted Rates in Kasane Hotels for B&B and Game Viewing activities.
Please quote Botswana’s Makgadikgadi EPIC Boogie 2019 when booking:
(BWP Botswana Pula)
1. Chobe Marina Lodge - Per Room
Single BWP 2,090 Bed & Breakfast (roughly £150 / €180 per Person) Double BWP 3,240 Bed & Breakfast (roughly £116 / €138 per Person) INCLUDES one activity per day (game drive/boat cruise)
2. Travel Lodge Kasane - Per Room
Single BWP 1,326 Bed & Breakfast (roughly £95 / €114 per Person) Double BWP 1,756 Bed & Breakfast (roughly £63 / €75 per Person) INCLUDES one activity per day (game drive/boat cruise)
Single BWP 1,596 Bed & Breakfast (roughly £114 / €136 per Person) Double BWP 2,296 Bed & Breakfast (roughly £82 / €98 per Person) INCLUDES TWO activities per day (game drive/boat cruise)
3. Mowana Safari Lodge & Spa - Per Room
Single BWP 2,130 Bed & Breakfast (roughly £152 / €182 per Person) Double BWP 3,045 Bed & Breakfast (roughly £108 / €130 per Person) INCLUDES one activity per day (game drive/boat cruise)
Does not include the park fees BWP70 £5 / €6
ScheduleThursday, July 11, 2019 6:00 PMArrival - Licensed Skydivers
Friday, July 12, 2019 8:30 AMBriefing - Licensed Skydivers6:00 PMArrival - Members of the Public, Tandem Passengers
Saturday, July 13, 2019 6:00 AMStart - Tandem Skydives
Monday, July 15, 2019 6:00 PMLast Operational Day
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:00 AMDeparture - All participants