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Executive Edge Art of Travel

In May, We Are Africa in Cape Town shattered genre-trade exhibitions to showcase outstanding African travel brands from Cairo to Dakar. In honour of this groundbreaking new trade show honouring Africa, this edition of The Art of Travel is dedicated to the unique energy and charisma of the continent and the extraordinary adventures within its borders. 'Wild Africa' contains full itineraries as a journey to Africa always means seeing as much as you can. Discover exceptional expeditions and safaris in Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia with recommended Johannesburg stopovers at Fairlawns, an elegant boutique hotel in Sandton, or Four Seasons Westcliff Johannesburg opening December 1st. Go on, get WILD...



VOLCANOES SAFARIS The Best of Kenya

VOLCANOES SAFARIS

Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safaris

Volcanoes Safaris has specialised in Mountain Gorilla and Great Ape ecotourism for over 15 years becoming the leading name in eco-luxury, controlled sensitive travel to Uganda and Rwanda. This week-long trip to Uganda traverses the open savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth in unforgettable game drives and cruises deep into the jungle of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the majestic Mountain Gorillas. Over 7 days you will track gorillas in Bwindi and chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge and Kibale, see monkeys and tree-climbing lions in Ishasha, boat along the Kazinga Channel and more. Look no further for your once-in-a-lifetime primate extravaganza.

7 day itinerary

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ABERCROMBIE & KENT

The Best of Kenya

The Kent family was the first to offer guests an intimate, private look at the wilds of East Africa and A&K is still pioneers of the quintessential African safari.  Kenya sits astride the equator offering an ideal year-round destination. This exclusive 8 day itinerary provides up close and personal experiences with African wildlife and Kenya culture with highlights including the Laikipia region, Masai Mara National Reserve, Maasai tribe village visit and Lake Victoria. 

Around July to September, the Masai Mara is host to the famous wildebeest migration, one of the few remaining mass migrations of mammals in the world. During this time herds of over a million wildebeest will trawl their way through this region and they become the major focus for predatory activity with drama unfolding at every corner.

8 day Best of Kenya custom itinerary

A Quick Guide of East Africa

andBEYOND Wild Zambia - NORMAN CARR SAFARIS

andBeyond

Experiential Tanzania & Zanzibar

This 11 day itinerary defines the ultimate experiential safari in Tanzania and ends in Zanzibar - the consummate bush and beach African holiday. Explore the abundant game of the endless Serengeti, stand on the edge of the famed Ngorongoro Crater then return to andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge where a glass of champagne awaits aside a drawn bath with the shutters open to the crater's panoramic vista. Enhance your stay with a helicopter flight around Mount Kilimanjaro or a hot air balloon over the Serengeti. End this epic journey on the barefoot chic white sands of andBeyond Mnemba Island where only 10 beachside bandas sit overlooking the atoll (a scuba diver's paradise) in this exclusive private haven.

Endless Plains to Coral Atolls - 10 night Tanzania & Zanzibar itinerary

Virtuoso amenities - at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge receive a private dining experience, complimentary canvas shoulder bag, 2 leather luggage tags, travel journal and voucher wallet (per couple)

NORMAN CARR SAFARIS

Authentic Zambia

In the 1950s when an African safari was for hunting, in Zambia Norman Carr established the novel idea of taking people to photograph animals rather than shoot them.  Carr's indelible legacy lives on with the company's focus on responsible tourism, community and conservation.

This 8 night Zambian adventure brings a level of elegance and service to the Luangwa Valley - at Chinzombo enjoy 6 spacious, sophisticated suites on the river with private plunge pools, cooled sleeping areas and internet connection. Combined with remote bush camps this safari provides the perfect balance of extreme luxury and wild adventure, the latter includes spending 2 nights at Luwi Bush Camp for a taste of traditional safari with activities, in large part, on foot.  

8 night Luxury Luangwa Adventure (Mchenja, Luwi, Chinzombo) 

Tailor-made Safaris - Walking Safaris, Night Drives, Family Safaris, Birding Safaris, Photographic Safaris, Conservation Safaris and more

THE ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE

Camp Jabulani, South Africa

Our cover photo pictures the only place in the world to have nighttime elephant back safaris, Camp Jabulani.  

Representing the epitome of old world safari style with its Relais & Chateaux 6 suites and ultra-exclusive family Zindoga Villa, still, the heart of this operation lies a greater cause. At Camp Jabulani, it's all about the elephants. The camp was conceptualised and created for one purpose - to support and sustain 12 elephants who by the hand of fate found themselves in the custody of wildlife visionary Lente Roode, the founder of Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. It was the Roode family's commitment to the cause of rescuing and providing safe haven for orphaned, injured and vulnerable animal species which created Camp Jabulani. Camp activities include daily elephant back safaris, game drives, hot-air ballooning over the reserve and the Bush Spa as well as gastronomic excellence.

The Elephant's Story VIDEO 

50 for 3 special - spend 3 nights and receive 50% off 3rd night

No Ordinary Lodge - VIDEO

Virtuoso amenities -  private dinner for 2, one spa certificate per person per stay (USD 50 value) and hardback book

BELMOND SAFARIS

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, Botswana

In this all water-based camp in a breathtaking lagoon shaded by palms, Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is a watery wonderland in the Okavango Delta teeming with animals of infinite variety. Watch game from a viewing platform, take a guided walking tour or head out into the lakelands by mokoro canoe. Discover hippos, giraffes, elephants and other big game dipping into the Delta's waters but also over 400 bird species. Spectacular helicopter safaris, motorboat excursions and fishing trips of a lifetime...  

In November, experience the lush haven of Botswana through the eyes of celebrated author Alexander McCall Smith, who was based at Eagle Island Lodge when writing his early novels. He will share his stories over dinner each evening in this fabled rendezvous November 24-30 during a 6 night itinerary, 2 nights at each of Belmond's three Botswana lodges -  Eagle Island,   Khwai River Lodge and  Savute Elephant Lodge.


Belmond Eagle Island Lodge Rates  - from USD 670 per person per night (twin share) includes accommodation, activities, all meals and local beverages

7 day JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF BOTSWANA WITH ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH – Nov. 24 - 30 USD 6940 per person sharing (based upon 6 guests)

THE AFRICA SAFARI CO.

Namibia in Style

Namibia is a land of stark contrasts. This 12 day itinerary concentrates on Namibia's most spectacular attractions whilst traveling in extreme comfort.  Witness wildlife, stark yet mesmerizing scenery, ancient deserts and remarkable culture. This safari has something for everyone. A comprehensive journey exploring Namibia via a Luxury Mobile Safari in exclusive campsites with large, walk-in tents. A safari crew travels in a separate vehicle erecting the comfortable camp before you arrive whilst your professional safari guide travels with you. Group size is limited to 8 ensuring personalised attention and the utmost comfort. Indulge your taste buds as an experienced chef prepares superb bush cuisine relished under the stars.

12 day Namibia in Style  - full daily itinerary

Dates & Rates  from AUD 4110 per person (twin share)

 

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