Long Distance flights are demanding on your body. Bargain flights may come at a cost physically when you fly coach and have long layovers. Make the best of it by taking your time to get to your African destination. Flying from the West Coast to Europe then to Johannesburg, then another 2 hours to Botswana will leave you zombielike. Norwegian Airlines out of Oakland is an affordable route to Europe. Spend a night in Europe or find a lounge that you can use food, sleep, wifi and more importantly – showers! #Airbnb is great for comfortable, family style overnighters as well. The last trip we found a BnB in Rome, we were picked from the airport by the proprietors at 11:30PM and safely plopped into our beds with fresh croissants and jam and espresso in the morning. That morning had some time to catch some of the local sights, then off to Botswana. Another good app is #LoungeBuddy to help you find the right type of lounge in the correct gate. For managing your flight Itineraries the mobile app that works well for me is #TripIt. Save money, save some sleep, travel at a comfortable pace and see some sites on a long journey as best you can and travel with #BotswanaTrek on safari in Botswana. Live vicariously through self and share the discovery.
“That Can Be Arranged”