Roar Africa Offers $125,000 Safari of a Lifetime

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You’ll get four safari experiences in one.

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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 epic. 

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Roar Africa just announced it would be hosting an Emirates Executive Private Jet Safari this fall, marking the first time the airline has partnered with a travel specialist to curate a trip. The 12-day journey will take 10 guests to four iconic African destinations where they will have animal encounters and meet with conservation change makers.


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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. 


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Best of all, the trip was designed to preserve and support Africa’s wildlife, wild spaces, and communities. That’s why environmentalists will act as experts throughout the journey, and Roar Africa will be making a sizeable donation 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. 


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“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.”


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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 from August 10 to August 22, 2021, and August 28 to September 7, 2022.
As far as the cost goes for the wild journey. It will set you back $125,000 per person.