If you’re the traveler that would rather choose the road less taken or the soul seeker looking for a challenge as well as cultural enlightenment, you are sure to be inspired by our sample Extraordinary Experiences itineraries. Perhaps you’d like a more remote safari experience, where you spend your days on bushwalks in a private conservation reserve, focusing on photographing rhinos, birding and learning animal tracking with your expert game ranger. Or you want to get away to the giant desert dunes of remote Namibia and explore the ancient bushman’s rock art sites. Whatever your inspiration or preferred traveling style may be, your safari specialist can arrange all these extraordinary experiences and more.
8 Days from $5,485 per person - Zambia
CANOEING along the Lower Zambezi River past island-hopping buffalo, taking game drives among one of Africa’s densest concentrations of leopards and casting for fighting tiger fish are just a sampling of the once-in-a lifetime adventures you’ll discover on this wing safari to Zambia’s untamed wilderness. Explore South Luangwa National Park, where walking safaris were pioneered, and Lower Zambezi National Park, a massive wildlife sanctuary adjacent to Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools Reserve.
8 Days from $6,545 per person - Namibia
THIS WING SAFARI to Namibia promises a one-of-a kind wilderness safari experience for seekers of the remote and profound. Drive across the world’s highest dunes in Sossusvlei and flightsee above the stark Skeleton Coast. Join your expert ranger on fascinating game drives, traversing the waterholes dotting Damaraland’s arid landscapes, and throughout the wildlife haven of Etosha National Park. Seek out both the endangered black rhino and white rhino and observe African Elephants and black faced impala, drinking from the waterhole beneath your lodge.
9 Days from $5,595 per person - Egypt
THE MYSTERIOUS WORLD of Egypt’s pharaohs and pantheon of gods comes alive with the ultimate in luxury, service and in-depth insight on this journey through “the cradle of ancient civilization.” Your private Egyptologist will be your personal escort throughout Cairo and the Great Pyramids, and as you sail down the Nile on your elegant cruise ship to visit the river’s great UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Karnak and Aswan. With your own private vehicle for all sightseeing and shore excursions, you’ll set your own comfortable pace.
4 Days from $3,185 per person - Rwanda
FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS of late activist Dian Fossey and observe the shy “Gorillas in the Mist” on this extraordinary journey into Rwanda’s Virunga Mountains and Parc National Des Volcans. From your ecolodge, with panoramic views of the park’s lakes and volcanoes, trek with expert trackers to view the habituated mountain gorilla families, and opt for various hikes to view golden monkeys in the forest, explore the lush volcanic terrain or meet the children in the local community.
8 Days from $7,335 per person - Tanzania
WILDLIFE VIEWING in Katavi can be described as nothing short of awesome, especially the huge herds of buffalo and countless snorting hippo. At Mahale Mountain National Park, trek through the rainforest to encounter the world’s largest known population of chimpanzees and eight other primate species. Observe man’s closest genetic relatives as they groom, wrestle and forage across the leafy floor; then return to your idyllic lodge to snorkel, fish and explore the crystal waters of Lake Tanganyika.
8 Days from $6,745 per person - Tanzania
FOR THE MORE discerning safari lover looking for a pure wilderness experience, this journey to Southern Tanzania’s largely untouched parks delivers unmatched wildlife viewing and the untamed ambience of the Africa of generations ago. You’ll enjoy daily game drives, bush walks and river cruises with your expert rangers at prolific Selous Game Reserve, four times the size of the Serengeti, and rugged Ruaha National Park, named for the great Ruaha River that runs through it.