If you dream of crystal blue waters and open grassland plains, this itinerary is for you. Randomly scattered across the Indian Ocean, you’ll find the islands of the Seychelles – home to numerous white sandy beaches, coral reefs, and nature reserves.
Experience luxury accommodation and iconic scenery at a true bucket-list beach destination – with an abundance of scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities. Food and drink culture is characterized by the influence of different world regions (similar to the Creole population), resulting in a varied culinary expression with a unique fusion of influences. Hardly anywhere else in the world offers such a variety of fresh fish and seafood. Top tip: don’t forget to quench your thirst with a local SeyBrew beer.
Next, your trip spoils you with the most beautiful views of Mount Kenya. The highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, overlooking a waterhole where elephants and zebras are regulars. Enjoy horseback riding, camel, and walking safaris in addition to cultural activities. On this leg of the trip, getting up close to wildlife is not unusual. Oh, and fireside chats with a handcrafted cocktail in hand are standard.
Journey on to Masai Mara, where wide-open spaces, big cats, elephants, hippos, buffalos, and lots of action are sure to follow. Witness the great seasonal migration where over two million wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, and other animals journey to pursue greener pastures.
There’s always something happening in the iconic Masai Mara, which is why so many documentaries and nature shows are filmed here. Living here is mostly under canvas in a tent, making sure the bush feels close — ensuring that you experience an authentic safari destination.
If Tanzania in East Africa, known for its vast wilderness, has been on your bucket list, this itinerary is for you. This itinerary connects you with three different East African tribes allowing you to engage with unique people groups in this part of the world.
The trip kicks off near Lake Manyara at one of the best places in Africa for birdwatchers and those who appreciate a perfect sunset. Think laid-back walking safaris, slow living, breakfast under a baobab tree, and reading a book on your veranda with the likely chance of a giraffe walking by. Absolutely serene!
Visit Tarangire National Park, where sightings of lions and elephants in the riverine woodlands are on top of the list before journeying onwards for sunsets on the rim of the massive Ngorongoro Crater. Here you’ll search for black rhinos, cheetahs, and elephants on the crater floor. You’ll also have a chance to dance with Maasai warriors and visit a Maasai homestead.
A morning with the Hadzas is next on the list – a hunter-gatherer group considered one of the last of these tribes in Africa. And a visit to a Datoga Manyata – a great southern Nilotic group living in northern Tanzania. Finally, you’ll explore the Ngorongoro highlands, Lake Eyasi, and the Southern Serengeti plains by helicopter. Incredible!
This itinerary offers a private vehicle for every group and is filled to the brim with excellent food and wine and finding rare and exciting species (big and small). Big cats and wild dogs are known to roam around – with a good chance of seeing leopard. Optional fly camping is also available.
Your trip concludes at a private island off the coast of Zanzibar, where you can experience exclusive barefoot luxury and snorkeling.
The perfect itinerary for a ‘coastal meets country adventurer’ does exist. So if the beach and bush make your heart skip a beat – this one’s for you!
On the first leg of your trip, you’ll enjoy luxury accommodation and amenities in a private game reserve bordering the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Here you’ll experience a safari in one of the most wildlife rich areas in Africa and almost certain encounters with leopards and the rest of the Big 5.
Nosy Ankao in Madagascar is the next stop, an island paradise exclusively accessed by very few people. It offers endless activities on both water and land. Water sports activities include water skiing, tubing, diving, fishing, snorkeling, kite surfing, jet skiing, or taking the plunge and heading underwater to the pristine coral reefs.
Land activities to entice all travelers include quad biking and a chance to go lemur trekking (brown lemurs can be found on the island) and take naturalist walks. In addition, you can explore and get around on your own bikes and golf cart. Your massive private villa offers privacy and relaxation before you head to beautiful beach dinners and sunset experiences.
Helicopter excursions to the mainland are also on offer to explore the red Tsingy Rouge – a stone formation of red laterite formed by the erosion of the Irodo River in the region of Diana in northern Madagascar. There’s also an opportunity to search for other lemur species. The best of both worlds, indeed!