Distinctive, Exclusive and Extraordinary Safari Experiences
If enjoying the best of the best is how you travel, these distinctive safaris can take you on an artfully (and tastefully!) designed captivating safari journey to Africa. Stay at leading camps and lodges that have made the wilderness experience perhaps one of the most sophisticated pleasures possible – combining the beauty of the bushveld, with superb accommodation, exceptional guiding, touring and activities and the many exquisite flavors of Africa and beyond…
If you love to be pampered, enjoy top-notch guides, appreciate a good wine cellar and wouldn’t say no to a private plunge pool and butler, get inspired with these top of the line suggested itineraries, Then give us a call so we can help curate your very own top-shelf safari experience.
Zimbabwe Exclusive11 Days 10 Nights$17525 - $24225
Inspired by a spectacular location on the mighty Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, Matetsi Victoria Falls combines dramatic architectural design and luxurious interiors with the vibrancy of the Zimbabwean people. The result is an award-winning luxury nature retreat that offers the discerning traveler an unparalleled luxury safari experience. You'll spend two days enjoying a variety of safari activities and also taking in the magnificent "Smoke That Thunders". You'll transfer by charter flight to a remote concession in the Sapi Reserve of the Zambezi Valley. For those travelers seeking a luxury Zimbabwe safari, Tembo Plains Camp, located in the private Sapi Reserve, welcomes you. “Tembo” means Elephant. The camp honors these animals found on these Zimbabwean plains alongside the Zambezi River. Tembo Plains Camp reflects more than just a place,” explains Great Plains Conservation CEO and National Geographic Explorer Dereck Joubert. “It also speaks to the long and unique relationships we have with elephants.” Enjoy the privacy of a safari, so rare today, in a wildlife-rich sanctuary along the Zambezi River with us. Here you don’t have to worry about anything else except how best to soak up every moment. Your safari with us includes everything, day and night wildlife-viewing drives, boating, canoeing or guided walks and tracking, drinks. And, of course, our Relais & Chateaux level cuisine and service. From the Zambezi Valley, you continue to the lowveld and onto Singita Pamushana. With eight luxury suites, each with its own luxury plunge pool, Singita Pamushana Lodge makes for an unforgettable luxury safari but its work with the non-profit Malilangwe Trust and its enduring purpose to contribute to the conservation of the 130,000-acre wildlife reserve in which it sits sets a new benchmark for meaningful travel experiences. Daily game drives with professional guides and trackers provide the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals, while late afternoon drives reveal the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa. During your stay at Singita Pamushana Lodge you are likely to spot a wide variety of wildlife including white and black rhino, Lichtenstein hartebeest, sable, nyala, klipspringer, cheetah, wild dog, lion, leopard, and an abundance of bird life. Walking safaris are an incredible way to experience the bush up close and personal. Your expert guide and tracker will accompany you as you track animals on foot through the wilderness and explore the magnificent plants and landscapes around you. End your memorable safari with a sunset cruise while sipping refreshing sundowners and watching the magnificent wildlife as it comes down to sip from the dam.
Southern Africa Adventurer14 Days 13 Nights$10995 - $18000
This adventure begins in Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an area of natural beauty. Enjoy Africa's self-proclaimed adventure capital while staying at the magnificent new Palm River Hotel for two nights - a great location for exploring Victoria Falls town, its craft markets and local flavours. Enjoy a sunset cruise as you toast your first night in Africa! A myriad of additional activities can be added during your stay including a tour of the Falls, ziplining, white water rafting, a helicopter excursion or a trip to the Devil's Pool (water levels permitting). Pre-booking is recommended. Your journey continues as you travel to Botswana, beginning with 4 nights at Selinda Explorers Camp, located in the 330,000 acre Selinda Reserve of northern Botswana on the banks of the Selinda Spillway. This is prime predator habitat -- lion, leopard and cheetah and the Explorers Pack of African wild dog hunt these parts regularly. Good densities of giraffe, buffalo (in the dry season) and all the antelope – including even roan and sable and recently spotted eland – are possible sightings. From there continue to Duba Explorers Camp, situated on an island surrounded on all sides by the pristine Okavango Delta. During a stay at Duba Explorers Camp you step into the shoes of the early adventurers. Explore the water channels associated with the Ngoga River system by boat or traditional canoes (mekoro), meandering through channels created by hippos and elephant. Then it is onto Cape Town for a final 3 nights in Africa's southernmost city. Days will be spent exploring the city, including Table Mountain, Cape Point and the Cape Peninsula. The Victoria & Alfred Hotel is in a prime location on the waterfront and is a sophisticated retreat amid the buzz. Offering some of the most enviable views of Cape Town Harbour and Table Mountain it will prove a welcome oasis to relax, while close enough to enjoy all the fine dining the city has to offer. It is foodie heaven!
Namibia In Style15 Days 14 Nights$18000 - $24000
This luxury Namibia itinerary features all the highlights of this starkly beautiful land, from the wildlife filled Etosha National Park to the dunes of the Skeleton Coast and beyond. Your journey starts on the outskirts of Windhoek, at Omaanda, a luxurious lodge in a private conservancy with over a dozen rhino and an active waterhole which you can enjoy on your very first day. This experience sets the theme for the following three nights at two of the best locations on either side of Etosha National Park, Onguma followed by Ongava. Both lodges are in private concessions allowing off-roading, night drives, with the option of spending days in and around the salt pans of the neighboring National Park. From Etosha you'll continue on to Onduli in Damaraland, an entirely different landscape where you can track desert adapted rhino and elephant on electric bikes no less (or in a vehicle for those more traditionally minded). The fantastic rock art is not to be missed in this region either. The only way you'll want to leave is by the promise of something as extraordinary as Hoanib Valley and the Skeleton Coast, your next two destinations. The drive between these camps is so spectacular, we've offered a road transfer here, so you don't miss out. The Hoanib Valley is not only rich with wildlife and spectacular desert scenery, but also home to the Himba people, and a visit with them is part of your itinerary. Desert scenery is always changing, and the drive to the Skeleton Coast is a treat, ending at the Shipwreck Lodge you will be pinching yourself to make sure it's not a mirage. The ocean is great for swimming on a hot day and perfect to lull you to sleep on a chilly night. Here you can let your inner child loose and play in the dunes on sand-boards or ride dune buggies. From Shipwreck Lodge you'll fly over yet more spectacular scenery, shipwrecks and whale bones, to reach Namibia's signature red desert dunes at Sossusvlei. AndBeyond's Desert Lodge is home for your final 3 nights, where you can enjoy some of the best star shows on the planet, the highest dunes, a surprisingly large amount of desert adapted wildlife, and yet more spectacular scenery.
Exclusive South Africa10 Days 9 Nights$15550 - $16450
This exclusive South African itinerary combines the best of the Western Cape with a four night safari experience in the Greater Kruger area. The itinerary begins with three nights at Ellerman House. This exclusive property offers spectacular views over the ocean. Art lovers will appreciate the private gallery on the grounds featuring a selection of African artists. It will be a delightful oasis after busy days of exploring the City and Cape Point Peninsula, including highlights such as Table Mountain, City Center, Cape of Good Hope, and Boulders Beach. Then it is off to the Cape Winelands, arguably one of the most beautiful wine regions of the world. This area is also a hub for artisan foods. You'll enjoy two nights in Franschhoek at Leeu Estate. Its location offers stunning views of the valley, with access to the shops, art galleries and incredible restaurants of the village. Finally, the itinerary concludes as you journey to the Sabi Sands private game reserve where you will spend four nights tracking down the Big Five as well as over 40 species of mammal roaming the wilderness, during your stay at Singita Lebombo.
Best of Seychelles9 Days 8 Nights$9450 - $10495
Spoil yourself with this wonderful 9 day tailor-made itinerary in The Seychelles. Your first port of call is Raffles Praslin, located on the beautiful Northeastern tip of Praslin. Tucked away in blissful seclusion, nestled amongst lush greenery and gentle slopes of stunning granite formation, Raffles Praslin offers a 30-acre resort featuring 86 villas, an outstanding Raffles Spa and a plethora of dining options. The resort’s beachfront offers 500 meters of white sand with dramatic granite formations, two outdoor infinity pools, and a pool bar nearby. After 4 nights of pampering, it's time to hop on a short flight back to Mahe for a further 4 night stay at Four Seasons Seychelles. Here, the lush green of the surrounding rainforest, the turquoise waters, the pink granite boulders and the white-sand beaches will all strike you in a brilliant display of natural fireworks. A gentle ocean breeze floats up the granite hillside and into your tree-house villa, reminding you to take it slow. Whether it’s just the two of you, or the extended family, spend days lounging by your private pool and playing in the turquoise waters of Petite Anse bay, or find bliss at our hilltop Spa, before a sunset meal on a deserted beach. However paradise might look for you, we guarantee you’ll find it here.
Discover South Africa11 Days 10 Nights$12175 - $13750
This 11 day itinerary brings you the best of the greater western Cape combined with one of our favorite safari experiences in the Kruger. Exceptional service, attention to detail, gourmet food and wine and outstanding wildlife experiences make this one of the most distinctive visits to South Africa. The safari is tailor-made with no set departure dates and flexibility to add (or reduce) nights (although we think it's quite perfect as is!) or if you have more time we can look into adding time in Victoria Falls or Mozambique.
Tanzania’s Treasures9 Days 8 Nights$10550 - $16550
This 9 day itinerary features several of Tanzania’s most spectacular treasures. Enjoy this exceptional adventure through the country's most scenic landscapes and richest wildlife areas. Small yet incredibly picturesque and diverse, Lake Manyara offers a variety of landscapes, from its flat soda lake to its dense forests and the craggy cliffs of the Rift Valley escarpment. One of Africa’s most famous safari destinations, lose your heart among the vast plains of the Serengeti, where horizons know no end and a fascinating variety of wildlife makes its home. Your 'under canvas' accommodations allow you to be situated in the most advantageous area to view the annual Great Migration. A landscape like no other on earth, the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater offers infinite views over a beautiful natural haven where exceptional wildlife encounters lie around every corner. No set departure dates, and flexible routing -- so feel free to add another night in the Serengeti or even in Arusha to rest from the long flight! Ask us about adding a hot-air balloon adventure, or a few extra days at the beach to wash off the safari dust before returning home.
Out of Africa14 Days 13 Nights$11360 - $14550
Your itinerary starts in Nairobi, with 2 nights at Hemingway's providing a chance to adjust to Africa time, as you look out upon the Ngong Hills, made famous by Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa. Enjoy a guide and vehicle for touring Nairobi with suggested highlights including the Giraffe Center and the Karen Blixen Museum and a visit to Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, as well as time for shopping. You will then head north to Laikipia, home to some of Kenya's most unique wildlife including the reticulated giraffe and Grevy's zebra, for 4 nights at Ol Lentille at one of their four private villas. This region is also home to the Samburu people and a wonderful opportunity to learn about their culture. Your safari will continue in the world famous Maasai Mara, at Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp for a further 4 nights at the tented camp offering excellent wildlife viewing year round. In addition to game drives and bush walks, enjoy a visit to the local community or a chance to explore on an e-bike! Lastly, you travel to Kenya's beautiful coast for 4 days/ 3 nights of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation at AfroChic Diani Beach. You can choose to swim, sunbathe and enjoy the spa or venture out to some local excursions, on the shores of the Indian Ocean.