Journey across East and Southern African – and six diverse countries – on what might well be the ultimate luxury safari adventure.
Begin in green Uganda, heading into the dense forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in search of its mountain gorillas. Two treks will let you experience unforgettable time face to face with these gentle, deeply emotional apes.
Next fly east into neighbouring Tanzania for two days exploring the legendary grasslands of the Serengeti, ideally with the trip timed so that you can witness the Great Migration passing through, an unmatched safari spectacle.
Continue on into Zambia, beginning with two nights in South Luangwa National Park. This is the best place in Africa for walking safaris and there are few more evocative settings in which to get up close to elephants, giraffe and perhaps some predators than its savannahs and mopane woodland. Then it’s to the thundering waters of Victoria Falls, a must for any visit to this corner of Africa, for two nights alongside the Zambezi River.
A short way further south is another of the finest safari destinations on the continent – Botswana’s glimmering Okavango Delta. Spend two nights at Mombo, an exclusive quarter of wilderness regarded as the predator capital of Africa, and another two in the Delta itself at a more water focussed luxury camp.
Contrast this to the endless dunes of parched Namibia to the west. Start at the blissfully remote Serra Cafema, a wild oasis where you’ll find unique desert adapted wildlife and meet the nomadic Himba people, then follow the coast down to the red sand sea of Wolwedans, within reach of the surrealist landscapes of Sossusvlei.
Return to civilisation in Cape Town where you’ll take some unique tours to get a real feel for the city, spend a day tasting in the Winelands and have time to reflect on an incredible three weeks.