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Going on safari is bucket-list worthy. Traveling by private jet is luxurious. But going on a safari via private plane? That’s just downright dreamy.
Roar Africa had planned an epic safari expedition later this year, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company made the decision to bump the trip to next year.
The company announced that they will be hosting an Emirates Executive Private Jet Safari next summer, marking the first time the airline has partnered with a travel specialist to curate a trip. The 12-day journey, which runs August 17-29, 2021, will take 10 guests to four iconic African destinations where they will have animal encounters and meet with conservation change makers.
The journey begins with a stay at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, an American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property in Dubai before heading to Mpala Jena Camp in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. You then jet over to Duba Plains Okavango Delta and Mara Plains Camp in Maasai Mara, Kenya, and end at Singita Kwitonda in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. An Emirates A319 jet is your mode of transport between the destination and features 10 private suites, private showers, and a large lounge for dining and entertaining. Of course, dedicated staff is on hand to attend to your every need.
Best of all, the trip was designed to preserve and support Africa’s wildlife, wild spaces, and communities, and that’s why environmentalists will act as experts throughout the journey. Roar Africa will be donating 100 percent of the funds from the 2021 trip to The Great Plains Foundation. Plus, the company ensures the entire trip (flights and on-the-ground emissions) will be carbon neutral with high-quality offsets.
“It has never been more important than now to curate experiences that facilitate an understanding of how the natural world works, and why and how we should help,” Deborah Calmeyer, CEO and Founder of ultra-luxe Africa travel specialist Roar Africa, said in a statement. “We have painstakingly selected profound destinations and intimate wildlife discoveries to reveal what must be done to ensure that Africa’s people, nature, and animals survive and thrive.”
She added, “This authentic experience not only sets a new paradigm in ultra-luxe adventure and sustainable travel but is a robust catalyst for change by facilitating active participation and insightful dialogue between informed, conscious travelers and local communities.”
The same itinerary will also be offered in both 2022 and 2023. As far as the cost goes for the wild journey. It will set you back $125,000 per person.