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.
Luxuriously Designed South Africa12 Days 11 Nights$15000 - $17000
Your South African adventure begins at one of our favorite eco-lodges, Grootbos Forest Lodge with 3 nights in a one bedroom suite. Lodge activities include nature walks and drives, cave visits, horse riding and if you happen to visit in August during peak whale season you can enjoy some of the world's best land based whale watching. Or simply relax and enjoy this beautiful lodge as you adjust to African time. From the Garden Route, you continue onto to Cape Town to enjoy 4 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 to return to after three days of private touring in and around Cape Town with an expert guide covering highlights such as Table Mountain, City Center, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach, the Cape Winelands and much more. Your journey concludes as you travel to the Sabi Sands private reserve adjacent to Kruger National Park, arguably home to the best game viewing in South Africa, where you will spend 4 nights at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge. This area is famed for its incredible leopard population. Enjoy twice daily game drives as you view a myriad of game including the Big 5 - lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo - as well as plains game. Other predators regularly spotted include cheetah and wild dog and, if you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of more elusive species such as the endangered pangolin or fearless honey badger.
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.
Kruger, Cape and Kalahari12 Days 11 Nights$15695 - $16150
This iconic South African itinerary offers two distinct wildlife experiences, split between the intensity of the Sabi Sands private reserve and the vastness of the Kalahari, combined with time in Africa's southernmost city, Cape Town. This itinerary begins in Johannesburg, with an overnight at the InterContinental at OR Tambo, just a convenient few minutes walk from the terminal building. From there, continue to the Sabi Sands private reserve, for three nights at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp. The area, with its unfenced boundaries to the Kruger National Park and dense wildlife population, offers the opportunity to spot the Big Five - lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard! After three nights of safari, enjoy four nights in Cape Town at the Cape Grace. With views of Table Mountain (a great spot to enjoy spectacular views as you walk around the "tabletop", as well as the unique flora of the Cape Floral Kingdom), this is a delightful oasis after your touring days. We've included touring of the City, Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula and the Cape Winelands, some of the world's most beautiful regions. This itinerary concludes at Tswalu Motse, which has created its own safari rhythm as you traverse the reserve with your private guide and driver. The reserve is home to rhino, black maned lions and meerkats, as well as some of South Africa's more unique creatures including the honey badger, the aardvark and the endangered pangolin, many of which can only be seen during night drives.
Luxury Wellness Safari for Foodies12 Days 11 Nights$14295 - $15300
This South African itinerary combines the best of South Africa's nature experiences for all of the senses. The adventure begins at one of our favorite eco-lodges on the whale coast, Grootbos Forest Lodge with 3 nights in a one bedroom suite. Visitors between May and December can catch the whale season, as the area offers some of the world's best land-based whale watching in addition to the lodge activities included. Explore the coastline and nature trails, as you adjust to Africa time. From there, you will travel on to the Cape Winelands, arguably one of the most beautiful wine regions of the world, as you tour local vineyards and learn about the iconic South African wines while visiting Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. This area is also a hub for gourmet, artisan and farm to table foods. Enjoy three nights at Babylonstoren Farm Hotel, in a one bedroom cottage. The itinerary includes a day trip to Cape Town and Table Mountain leaving plenty of time to enjoy the farm property - take a tour of the beautiful gardens, designed in the style of the Company Gardens, where everything is edible (harvest your own delicious veggies, herbs and fruit with the chef for dinner), take a hike or cycle up to the dam or relax in the spa. Departing the Western Cape, the second half of the itinerary will be spent in the Mpumalanga region. Some have called it the most beautiful place in the world. Spend an entire day exploring the majestic natural sights of Mpumalanga’s famous Panorama Route including God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondawels and Blyde River Canyon - the third largest canyon of its kind in the world. This is one of the most scenic routes in the region offering magnificent views, dramatic landscapes, exquisite waterfalls and striking gorges. The journey concludes as you travel to Singita Lebombo's private reserve, within the Greater Kruger National Park, where you spend 3 nights tracking down the Big Five as well as over 40 species of mammal roaming the wilderness. Enjoy the reserve's incredible variety of game, including the Big 5 - lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo - as well as plains game and other predators, such as cheetah and wild dog. Relax and enjoy the luxury at the lodge or indulge in a cooking class, making memories and treats!
Exclusive South Africa10 Days 9 Nights$14200 - $15370
This exclusive South African itinerary combines the best of the Western Cape with a 3 night safari experience in the Greater Kruger area. The itinerary begins with 3 nights at Ellerman House in a private villa. 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 three 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 3 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$6995 - $9575
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 Banyan Tree. 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. The beach at Intendance Bay has been described as one of the 10 most beautiful in the world, and you’ll have an opportunity to lounge in its sugary sands daily. And, in addition to the eclectic and elegant restaurants at the hotel, there is a variety of “destination dining” experiences with alluring names like Champagne on the Rocks, Grill on the Sands, Moonlight Gazebo and Sea and Stars.
Discover South Africa12 Days 11 Nights$12925 - $16450
This 12 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 9 Nights$10895 - $15995
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$10075 - $14025
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 the Sanctuary 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 a e-bike! Lastly, you travel to Kenya's beautiful coast for 4 days/ 3 nights of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation at Afro Chic Diani Beach. You can choose to swim, sun bathe and enjoy the spa or venture out to some local excursions, on the shores of the Indian Ocean.