2022 African Explorations by Luxury Private Jet

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES • KENYA • RWANDA • BOTSWANA • SOUTH AFRICA

June 10 – 25, 2022 | Maximum 15 Travelers

• Suite accommodations and Luxury Tented Camps at no extra charge for all tour members
• A-la-Carte at restaurants and Room Service
• Special entertainment and gala evenings
• Window seating for all excursions and safaris
• Leisure time in each destination to enjoy the facilities
• All gratuities to guides, drivers, hotel staff and Lakani Tour Managers
• “Luggage-One-Touch” from start to finish
• Fly directly between destinations and avoid typical airport crowds at private terminals

Your VIP Private Jet, which normally seats more than 40, has been custom-fitted for only 15 travelers with luxurious leather club seats and posh interiors.  Your cabin crew will graciously anticipate all of your in-flight needs, while serving first class cuisine with fine wines and champagnes.  Experience arrivals like royalty, often at private terminals, where you hardly realize the usual customs and immigration formalities have taken place.

Highlights & Inclusions

  • UAE – Ride in an ancient water taxi to the gold and silver souks of Dubai.
  • Kenya –  Seek out the Big Five on day and night drives.
  • Rwanda – Trek up the slopes of the mighty Virungas in search of Golden Monkeys and Mountain Gorillas.
  • Botswana – Discover the giant baobab trees and 1,500 year old rock paintings of Chobe National Park.
  • South Africa – Seek out the Big Five and the elusive Black Rhino on wildlife drives and bush walks.

 

PRICING

$109,900

Cost Per Person

$12,500

Single Room Supplement

June 10 - 12, 2022  •  Abu Dhabi, UAE -- St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Arrive in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, located on an island in the Arabian Gulf. Meet your travel companions and Lakani Tour Managers at a welcome cocktail reception and dinner party.

Visit the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital for a unique insight into the fascinating world of falconry, an integral part of the Emirate’s heritage. Tour the Falcon Museum and the hospital for a chance to see live medical work in progress, free-flying falcons, and to let a large and majestic falcon sit on your arm. Drive along the famous corniche to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the third largest in the world, with over 80 domes. Tour the magnificent Louvre Abu Dhabi with an art expert.

Travel by seaplane on an exciting full-day excursion to Dubai. Ascend to the 154th floor of the Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world. Delight in a memorable lunch at the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel’s Al Muntaha Restaurant with stunning views of the city and waterfront. Ride across the Dubai Creek in an abra and walk through the Spice and Gold souk before returning to Abu Dhabi.

June 13 - 15  •  Maasai Mara, Kenya -- Cottar's 1920 Camp

Board the Lakani Private Jet this morning and fly to the African continent.  Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya, and transfer by private charter to the famed Maasai Mara.  Become immersed in your safari as you spot wildlife on the way to your luxurious tented camp located on its own private conservancy.

Settle into your elegant tent with ensuite bathroom and luxury amenities.  Embark on day and night game drives with your expert safari guide to view the abundant wildlife, including the Big Five – elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, leopard and lion.  Take a guided bush walk to get a closer look at the flora and fauna.  Gain insight into the lives of the Maasai people as you visit a local school, and watch the villagers sing and dance.  Connect with an all-female conservation unit in the Maasai Mara and learn about medicinal plants, foraging and tasting local wild food, and touring the community-owned private conservancy.  Your time in the Mara is bound to be inspirational and unforgettable.

June 16 - 18  •  Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda -- Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Travel southwest aboard the Lakani Private Jet to Rwanda. Transfer by local charter to the Volcanoes National Park. Spend the next three nights in a beautifully appointed lodge situated in the foothills of the Virungas, on whose slopes twenty families of Mountain Gorillas live here. Join a guide for a trek to where some of the gorilla families are living. Take photos and be at one with nature as you observe these magnificent creatures. Participate in other activities, such as a guided village walk to gain insight into rural Rwandan life, see the graves of Dian Fossey and her beloved gorillas, and trek to see the Golden Monkeys.

June 19 - 21  •  Chobe National Park, Botswana -- Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

Fly aboard the Lakani Private Jet to Maun, Botswana and take a local charter to Chobe National Park where you will immerse yourself in safari activities. Wake up to hot coffee and tea delivered to your tent and begin the day with a wildlife drive to view Africa’s largest elephant population as well as other mighty animals. Return to camp for a scrumptious breakfast. Perhaps take a swim or relax on the deck with a book. Later in the day, leave on another drive to a different area of the park to look at a collection of 1500-year-old paintings by the San Bushmen and a grove of 13 giant baobab trees. You may search for a pride of lions or other predators. Return to a fabulous dinner and an evening of stargazing and socializing around the firepit. Be sure to visit the viewing hide to see wildlife at eye level.

June 22 - 24  •  Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa -- andBeyond Phinda Forest Lodge

Take a private charter flight back to Maun where your Lakani Private Jet awaits to carry you to Johannesburg. You will connect with a local charter flight to KwaZulu located on the east coast of South Africa, and transfer to your accommodations at the Phinda Private Game Reserve. The reserve is known for its abundant wildlife and diverse habitats. Explore the seven distinct ecosystems of the Phinda, home to the “Big Five” and other endemic species of KwaZulu-Natal as you venture out on two daily game drives. Get up close to nature on a guided bush walk. Participate in an extraordinary conservation experience known as “rhino notching.” Track rhino and witness the darting of the endangered giants before you assist the veterinarian team in notching the sleeping rhino’s ear for research and security monitoring. Learn how this program helps to keep the animals safe and cherish the unforgettable touch of a rhino. Visit a local community to learn about their lifestyle, traditions, and the difficulties they face. Cool off after your safari activities with a dip in the pool, or perhaps indulge in a massage. Join with your fellow travelers for sundowners and share your memorable moments from this unforgettable private jet journey.

June 25  •  Johannesburg, South Africa and Homeward Bound -- Day Room at Intercontinental Hotel

Return to Johannesburg where you’ll be met and escorted to the Inter-Continental Hotel for check-in. You’ll have the rest of the day at leisure before your evening departure flight transports you home or to your next destination.

St. Regis Saadiyat Resort  •  Abu Dhabi

Begin your private jet journey in an elegant St. Regis Suite overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Your well-appointed suite comes with state-of-the-art luxuries and an around-the-clock St. Regis Butler to help with all of your needs.  The spacious bathroom has double vanities, a sunken bathtub and separate rainforest shower.  Step out onto your private balcony and take in legendary views of the luminous turquoise sea. You will be spoiled with six dining outlets to suit all palates.

Cottar's 1920's Camp  •  Maasai Mara

Located on a private conservancy adjacent to the celebrated Maasai Mara, Kenya, an “Out of Africa” experience awaits you in your Luxury Tent in the award-winning camp.  Appreciate the romance of safari under cream canvas tents while you relax in sumptuous surroundings with en suite bathroom.  Seek out the Big Five on day and night wildlife drives.  Take an afternoon dip in the swimming pool.  Enjoy exquisitely prepared meals.  After dinner, gather by the fire to reminisce on the day’s events while stargazing in the African night skies.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge  •  Volcanoes National Park

Luxuriate in your spacious cottage in the foothills of the Virungas, home to the magnificent Mountain Gorillas. Your cottage is outfitted with luxury amenities, including Cinnabar Green toiletries, a sitting room with a fireplace and a sheltered veranda with views of the scenic mountains and countryside. The lodge is ideally located close to the headquarters of the Volcanoes National Park from where you will trek on foot to see the gorillas.

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge  •  Chobe Reserve

Your luxurious raised tented room awaits you on the banks of the Savute Channel. After your morning game drive, stretch out on your comfortable four poster bed, or unwind on your private deck with a book in hand and one eye on the vista before you to spot elephants as they make their way to the waterhole in front of the lodge. Enjoy signature African dishes paired with fine wines in the outdoor dining room with views of the savannah and its abundant wildlife.

andBeyond Phinda Forest Lodge  •  Phinda Private Game Reserve

Observe the ever-changing view of wildlife from the comfort of your beautifully appointed glass Suite amidst the unique sand forest. Raised on stilts, with floor to ceiling glass walls, you will feel virtually part of the surrounding canopy, where dwarf antelope play. Awaken to the birds and forest sounds and a sense of peace and calm sets the tone for the day. Indulge in delectable lunches al fresco style while admiring an assortment of wildlife frolic and graze in the distance. In the evening, relax at the traditional African boma, dine under a canvas of stars, and reminisce about your African Private Jet experiences with your fellow travelers.

 

 

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