James Wilson, DDS --- Rivers & Rails of Africa --- 3 Nights Cape Town, 4-Night Safari Cruise, 2 Nights Victoria Falls, 3 Nights Rovos Rail Luxury Train --- Included Features --- --- Zambezi Queen --- --- Rovos Rail Luxury Train --- Itinerary --- Port Descriptions --- --- Greater Kruger National Park Post-Tour Extension – 4 Nights --- May 8 – 12, 2019 --- Total Package with Airfare: $3,725 per person, based on double occupancy --- Ngala Safari Lodge --- Itinerary --- Zambezi Queen- 28 Passenger Ship --- Required Deposit --- Details: --- Cancellation Policy and Schedule:"/>
This Seminar is planned for 15 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CME/CE credits, Certificates of Completion and possible tax deductible guidelines will be provided for registered Professional Seminar attendees Certificates of Attendance will be provided for ALL registered seminar participants
PES Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide quality global CME/CE programs for healthcare professionals, catalyzing opportunities for collaboration with national and international colleagues, while fostering cross-cultural perspectives and partnerships in healthcare education and the delivery of quality patient care.
Seminar Overview/Statement of Purpose:
PES is fortunate to have dental and medical practitioners representing a variety of specialties participating in the CME/CE sessions. PES understands the importance of offering inter-professional healthcare education, allowing colleagues to gain cross-specialty perspectives and updates in the treatment and prevention of disease. The need to adapt best practice models in the context of emerging healthcare reforms impacting patient care delivery and access to care is an important issue for all healthcare practitioners.
Delivering quality healthcare with limited resources across a variety of widespread geographical environments, multicultural groups and locales is an ongoing challenge for any healthcare system. South Africa, Botswana and Zambia are faced with these issues along with an increasing incidence of communicable and non-communicable diseases and high child mortality rates in the population due in part to the lack of access to medical facilities, education and a reliable transportation infrastructure. Centers of Excellence have begun to be established in rural areas with the support of global health organizations providing medical delivery models focusing on community access to healthcare education, treatment and prevention of disease.
US practitioners also face quality healthcare delivery challenges in rural and urban multicultural communities and the increase in occurrence of non-communicable and communicable diseases is ever more global in focus. Now, more than ever, it is important for medical /healthcare practitioners to collaborate with colleagues and global counterparts to gain cross-cultural perspectives and updates in the treatment and prevention of disease.
Exploring solutions to these challenges with in-country professionals provides opportunities for practitioners to enhance healthcare delivery models and best practices to provide quality patient care and outcomes in their own professional setting.
Planned Healthcare Topics Include:
• Overview of Healthcare and Delivery Systems in Southern Africa
• The Chronic Burden of Disease in South Africa
• Updates in Travel Medicine
• Environmental Health and Integrative Solutions
• Emerging Healthcare Issues: Treatment and Prevention
• Medical and Dental Challenges in Remote Areas
• Oral Health in Africa: Infrastructure, Education, and Training
Seminar Title: TBA
Dr. James Wilson was born in Memphis, TN. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and his DDS from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Wilson served in the United States Air Force before attending graduate school at the Medical College of Georgia for his Endodontic residency. He has served several terms as the President of the Tennessee Society of Endodontists, worked on Global Mission dentistry teams, and global education training and cultural exchange programs.
Educational Goals: Our goal is to provide unparalleled CME/CE travel opportunities for healthcare professionals that combine their most passionate destination desires with their educational goals, fostering exceptional learning experiences, friendships and connections with national and international colleagues.
Learning Objectives: Keep abreast of rapid expansion of medical knowledge and current best practice models on multiple topics to facilitate change and thus provide continually excellent patient care.
By design, this program permits medical experts to collaborate with colleagues and international counterparts to realize cross cultural view points and updates within the treatment and prevention of disease and offers opportunities to compare and contrast current best practices to supply quality patient care and outcomes in their own professional setting.
Continuing Education Recognition Awards offered for healthcare professionals on this PES Program include:
Physicians: Programs are reviewed by the American Academy of Family Physicians for a minimum of 15 Prescribed Credit Hours. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) toward the AMA Physician Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The Professional Education Society designates this activity for a minimum of 15 continuing education credits.
Nurses: The Professional Education Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5428, for up to 15 contact hours. Although the California Board of Registered Nursing does not approve individual continuing education courses, providers are required by law to be approved by the Board. Reciprocity for continuing education hours for nurses is available in most states. Please check with your regulation board regarding requirements.
For Other Healthcare Professionals: Certificates of Attendance are issued to all participants attending credit sessions and can be submitted for credit approval to their professional board. In order to receive a Certificate of Attendance, registrants must sign-in, attend the programs and complete a program evaluation.
Tax Deduction: This healthcare seminar has been designed to comply with current IRS convention rules and deductibility requirements under Code Section 274(h)(1) as directly related to the conduct of the attendee’s profession and meeting the reasonableness standard of the foreign seminar rules. The formal meetings will be scheduled with lectures and discussions. Seminars in conference rooms, clinics or hospitals will be conducted by in-country speakers as well as distinguished faculty of the Professional Education Society.
Documentation verifying the scheduling dates, locations, hours of attendance, certificate of participation, and appropriate certificate of continuing medical, dental or nursing education will be provided at the completion of the conference. Tax deductible benefits are not guaranteed and we recommend that every attendee should consult with their Tax Consultant about their Individual situation to determine the appropriate amount and reporting of deductible expenses.
Relive the romance of a bygone era traveling on the world’s most luxurious and historic train, the Rovos Rail. Before experiencing the timeless grace and high romance of African exploration via this legendary train, you’ll spend three nights in Cape Town. Cradled by the imposing Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town is known for its majestic beauty, offering a blend of cosmopolitan city life and outdoor adventure. From here, fly to Kasane, Botswana for your four-night Zambezi Queen wildlife and safari cruise. Revel in the Chobe National Park’s breathtaking scenery and marvel at its mighty elephants splashing in the water and the stealthy lions ruling over the plains. Continue to the UNESCO-designated Victoria Falls for two nights prior to spending your last three nights traveling 1,000 miles through Zimbabwe and on to South Africa. Experience five-star cuisine, excellent South African wines, extraordinary scenery, amazing wildlife and a safari at Hwange Game Reserve as you journey through southern Africa.
Countries: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Zambezi Queen Safari Cruise
Rovos Rail Luxury Train
The intimate 28-passenger Zambezi Queen made her debut in 2009 in one of the world’s most captivating places, Africa’s legendary Chobe River. Unlike a typical river cruise that travels from one port to the next, the Zambezi Queen was designed for an entirely different purpose—to facilitate optimal game viewing along the Chobe. As this floating hotel drifts along the river, animals perceive no threat and come to the water to drink and bathe, affording you with an amazingly up-close view and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Additionally, to ensure no harm to the environment, the eco-friendly Zambezi Queen uses a water jet propulsion system, fuel-efficient and low-emission generators, and a solar heating system. The Zambezi Queen provides guests with all the modern-day conveniences to ensure a perfect journey. The top deck features an enclosed air-conditioned dining room, lounge and bar, as well as an open-air Sun Deck complete with a plunge pool. The 14 suites, including four master suites, feature air-conditioning and a private balcony where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the river and African landscape. Wake up to the sight of an elephant drinking from the river, or watch a fish eagle take flight—all from the comfort of your own luxurious bed. Bountiful breakfasts and lunches prepare you for your invigorating daily adventures, and during the evening, enjoy multi-course dinners. Throughout the day, be treated to complimentary South African wines, beer, local spirits, soft drinks and bottled water. On one of the nights, enjoy an African-themed dinner with traditional dishes and entertainment.
Embark on the luxurious Rovos Rail vintage train through the heart of some of Africa’s most vividly captivating sights on a journey that will take you back to the golden age of African rail safari. Five-star cuisine, excellent South African wines and extraordinary views await our explorers when traveling in turn-of-the twentieth-century style. After all, in those times, the train itself was the destination! Of course, travel via trains was once the most distinguished way to travel. It was glamorous, chic and posh. Trains were dazzling works of art in and of themselves. Travelers would dress in their absolute finest and delight in the utter luxury of taking one’s time – after all, life is all about the journey.
Your journey aboard Rovos Rail will start with a sendoff at the colonial-era rail station in Victoria Falls. Cross the majestic Zambezi River on its iconic bridge. The mist and sheer power of Victoria Falls thunders down near one side, offset by the dark rocks of the gorge that can be viewed from the opposing side’s window. From there, wind your way through the timeless beauty of the African bush – where you may spot various herds of wildlife roaming or galloping by. Relax aboard glamorous air-conditioned lounges, plush sofas and chairs and the exquisite Victorian dining room. Fine china, crisp linen and polished silver are paired with elegant cuisine and wines. Dressing up for dinner is all part of the fun here – with cocktail attire for ladies and jackets and ties for gentlemen.
Continue on towards the metropolitan city of Pretoria, where you will be met by lush mauve blossoms and Jacaranda trees lining streets – and possibly even a flock of preening peacocks that congregate nearby. Through it all, you’ll be able to watch the world roll by at the pace of a time gone by – but with some modern amenities and considerations, such as air-conditioned suits and lounges. There are no radios nor television sets on board to preserve the authenticity of travel in the turn of the century, but travelers may use laptops or mobile devices within the privacy of their own suite.
|Apr 26||Fri||Cape Town||Hotel check-in & Welcome Reception|
|Apr 27||Sat||Cape Town||Full-day Cape of Good Hope tour and lunch (B,L)|
|Apr 28||Sun||Cape Town||Cableway up Table Mountain
Scenic drive through Cape Winelands with tastings and lunch or Robben Island guided tour and lunch (B,L)
|Apr 29||Mon||Cape Town
|Morning flight to Kasane, Botswana
Embark Zambezi Queen, Welcome Cocktail & Dinner (B,D)
|Apr 30||Tue||Zambezi Queen||Chobe River safaris by boat (B,L,D)|
|May 1||Wed||Zambezi Queen||Full-day safari of Chobe National Park by open top 4×4
vehicle with picnic lunch (B,L,D)
|May 2||Thu||Zambezi Queen||Morning visit to local African village, afternoon safari by boat,
birdwatching or fishing, African themed dinner (B,L,D)
|May 3||Fri||Zambezi Queen
|Early morning safari by boat, Disembark Zambezi Queen
Transfer to Victoria Falls, Sunset Cocktail Reception aboard a
vintage steam train, followed by dinner (B,D)
|May 4||Sat||Victoria Falls||Guided tour of Victoria Falls, free afternoon, Zambezi River
sundowner cruise with drinks and tapas (B)
|May 5||Sun||Victoria Falls
|Town of Victoria Falls tour with lunch
Embark the Rovos Rail luxury train (B,L,D)
|May 6||Mon||Rovos Rail||Morning Hwange Game Reserve safari, continue your journey
|May 7||Tue||Rovos Rail||Cross into South Africa, pass through Marico Valley and
Magaliesberg Range (B,L,D)
|Arrive in Pretoria mid-morning
Transfer to Johannesburg Airport for return flight home (B)
Friday, April 26, 2019 | Arrive in Cape Town, South Africa
Saturday, April 27, 2019 | Cape Town
Embark on a full-day exploration along one of the world’s most stunning routes, taking you past the 12 Apostles, Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope, first rounded in modern times in 1488 by the Portuguese in their attempt to establish trade in the Far East and still a significant landmark for sailors today. Visit Boulders Beach, home to thousands of African penguins, and then be treated to lunch with drinks overlooking beautiful False Bay. (B,L)
Sunday, April 28, 2019 | Cape Town
Take a cableway up to Table Mountain followed by a trip to the Cape Winelands where you’ll visit two of its best vineyards, complete with wine tasting. A delicious lunch will be included along the way. Or choose to explore another side of Cape Town at famous Robben Island, once used as a prison for many political inmates, including Nelson Mandela. Ferry over to the island where you will take a tour led by a former inmate. Back in Cape Town, enjoy lunch and afterwards board the cableway to Table Mountain’s summit, followed by a drive through some of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. (B,L)
Monday, April 29, 2019 | Cape Town – Embark Zambezi Queen
Fly to Kasane, Botswana (via Johannesburg), where you’ll be transferred to the Chobe River. Tender boats will take you to the Zambezi Queen moored on the Namibia side of the river. Settle into your stateroom and in the evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (B,D)
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | Zambezi Queen
Embark on an exhilarating morning boat safari exploring the Chobe River’s diverse game. Afterwards, return to the Zambezi Queen for lunch. During the afternoon, you’ll meet an environmentalist, who’ll share his insight on Chobe National Park. Later in the day, enjoy another thrilling boat safari. (B,L,D)
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | Zambezi Queen
Join a full-day safari of Chobe National Park in open-top 4×4 vehicles. Be on the lookout for elephants, giraffe, zebra, sable, warthog and cape buffalo. For lunch, take a seat under the trees and savor a delicious picnic. (B,L,D)
Thursday, May 2, 2019 | Zambezi Queen
Visit a typical African village where you’ll spend time with the village children as well as its elders. Back on board and following lunch, you’ll have a choice to take a boat safari, bird watch or fish. Enjoy your last evening aboard with a festive African- themed dinner hosted by your crew. (B,L,D)
Friday, May 3, 2019 | Disembark Zambezi Queen – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Go on a slightly different version of a river safari aboard a double-decker barge, providing an unusual viewpoint to observe hippos and elephants before transferring to Victoria Falls. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon, and in the evening, join a cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train, followed by dinner. (B,D)
Saturday, May 4, 2019 | Victoria Falls
A local guide will take you on a tour of the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. In the evening, embark on a private sunset cruise along the Zambezi River, observing a variety of game while enjoying a delicious mix of tapas with drinks. (B)
Sunday, May 5, 2019 | Victoria Falls – Rovos Rail
Enjoy a leisurely morning before touring the town of Victoria Falls and being treated to a home-hosted lunch. Later in the day, head to the Victoria Falls colonial-era rail station where you’ll board the Rovos Rail. (B,L,D)
Monday, May 6, 2019 | Rovos Rail
Start the morning with a safari to the Hwange Game Reserve, Zimbabwe’s largest national park, boasting a tremendous selection of wildlife with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 different birds. The elephants of Hwange are world famous and the park’s elephant population is one of the largest in the world. After your safari, return to the train for a lovely brunch as you travel through the vast landscapes of central Zimbabwe on the way to the border town of Beitbridge. Take in the southern African landscape from the lounge, observation cars or your deluxe suite. (B,L,D)
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | Rovos Rail
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | Pretoria, South Africa – Johannesburg
Note: Please do not schedule your onward flight until after 4:00 p.m
The world-famous Kruger National Park is South Africa’s largest game reserve and one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries on the planet. The Kruger National Park has nearly two million hectares of unfenced African wilderness, in which more mammal species roam free than in any other game reserve
&Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve is situated within the western boundary of the world-renowned Kruger National Park, at the heart of the South African lowveld. This is one of the richest wildlife regions on the continent, with a great diversity of large and spectacular wildlife. Elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo and white rhino are all common and are extremely relaxed when approached by vehicles, allowing for unsurpassed game viewing and photographic opportunities. Eagles, vultures, hornbills, rollers, owls, woodpeckers and starlings are among the best represented bird families.
Activities at Ngala are centered around game viewing drives in open vehicles, which traverse an area of some 36,500 acres in search of wildlife, including nocturnal species that are viewed after sunset. Guided walks are a highlight for those wanting even closer contact with this magnificent African wilderness. Specialist Safaris available at Ngala include birding, photographic and walking adventures.
Public areas include a spacious thatched living and dining space with an impressive open fireplace, a large shaded swimming pool, and sundecks overlooking an attractive water hole. Manicured gardens enhance the sense of gracious civility in the wild.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | Pretoria – Johannesburg
Enjoy a final breakfast onboard the Rovos Rail. Head out this morning for a fascinating look at Johannesburg and the rich history it has to share, from colonialism to apartheid, and finally democracy. Get an in-depth look at Soweto, the center of the uprising against the apartheid state. Walk the footsteps of Nelson Mandela and explore the colorful neighborhoods. Enjoy a delicious “township” lunch along the way.
Overnight at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel (B, L)
Thursday, May 9, 2019 | Johannesburg – Kruger National Park Area
This morning fly to the Greater Kruger National Park, where you’ll be transferred to your private game lodge. Later, set out on an afternoon game drive in search of the country’s “Big Five” and other native wildlife. Tonight, you will enjoy your first dinner at the lodge.
Overnight at Ngala Safari Lodge (B, L, D)
Friday, May 10, 2019 | Kruger National Park Area
Begin your day with an early morning game drive. Your open-air vehicle is the perfect means to explore this private game reserve, located just a stone’s throw from the game-rich Kruger National Park. The rest of the morning can be spent enjoying the facilities at your lodge. The afternoon brings another game drive deep into the bush, where you may encounter South Africa’s top predators: cheetahs, hyenas and lions.
Overnight at Ngala Safari Lodge (B, L, D)
Saturday, May 11, 2019 | Kruger National Park Area
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
Enjoy two exhilarating game drives today, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, as well as ample leisure time to relax and enjoy your game lodge accommodations. Tonight, after dining with your fellow travelers, the evening is yours to read, socialize, or simply gaze up at the stunning star-filled African sky.
Overnight at Ngala Safari Lodge (B, L, D)
Sunday, May 12, 2019 | Kruger National Park Area – Johannesburg
Early this morning, you’ll have your final game-drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg for your connecting flight home.
Please do not schedule onward flight before 4:30 pm. (B)
An AmaWaterways river cruise is about more than the destination – it’s the journey. The beautiful Zambezi Queen was specifically designed for safari river cruising on the Chobe River and offers a sophisticated design to maximize animal sightings.
Final Payment Due: January 18, 2019
Airfare is not included. PES will book your air arrangements for a $75 ticketing fee or you may choose to handle your own reservation. Please contact PES at 877.737.7005 ext. 117 if you would like assistance with your international flights.
Pre- and Post-Hotels: Please contact your PES Travel coordinator if assistance is needed to arrange a hotel before or after your trip.
Airport Transfers: Airport transfers are included in the package price.
Visa Required for entry into Zimbabwe.
Does PES offer Individual Travel Insurance?
Yes! We have designed a customized Travel Protection plan with comprehensive coverage for trip cancellation, travel interruptions and delays, emergency medical and health expenses, lost baggage and more. We are a licensed travel insurance broker and highly recommend optional trip cancellation, health, and accident insurance
All cancellations must be made in writing to Global Tracks. Travel Insurance and Airfare are non-refundable once ticketed. Any payment to Global Tracks constitutes your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions set herein, including but not limited to the cancellation terms. All cancellations are subject to a $200 per person administration fee in addition to the below schedule
|From time of deposit to December 26, 2018||$1,200 per person|
|Between December 27, 208 to January 18, 2019||$2,400 per person|
|Between January 19, 2019 to February 25, 2019||35% of the total package|
|Between February 26, 2019 to March 27, 2019||50% of the total package|
|Between March 28, 2019 to April 19, 2019||80% of the total package|
|After April 20, 2019 to departure||100% of the total package|
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