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Best of Africa
A Private Jet Expedition
This 21-day journey of remarkable scope and depth explores the wildlife, landscapes and cultural wonders of eight diverse countries on this fascinating continent. Travel the length and breadth of Africa, from the vast plains of the Serengeti to the jungles of Rwanda and vineyards of South Africa, flying direct to most remote locations.
Visit 8 Unique Destinations
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Located on a lake backed by the Alps, Zürich is postcard ready.
Arrive in Zürich on your independent flight and meet fellow travelers and your expedition staff for a welcome dinner at the Dolder Grand, which boasts a panoramic view of the city, Lake Zürich and the Alps. We depart for Ethiopia the following day.Zürich to Addis Ababa 6H 15M
Temperature 73F/57FRainfall 5.06 inchesCurrency Ethiopian BirrTime Zone GMT +3
From Mount Entoto to holy Lalibela, Ethiopia is a site of pilgrimage.
Explore Addis Ababa, set in the foothills of the majestic Entoto Mountains, or choose to take a charter flight to the holy city of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to see the monolithic rock-hewn churches.Addis Ababa to Mahé 3H 20M
Temperature 88F/77FRainfall 6.5 inchesCurrency Seychellois RupeeTime Zone GMT +4
Witness the incredible biodiversity of the Seychelles.
An immaculately preserved island paradise set in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles could have been taken directly from the pages of your favorite travel magazine. Nicknamed “The Galápagos of the Indian Ocean,” the islands serve as sanctuary to a spectacular array of wildlife, from giant Aldabra tortoises to tropicbirds. Island culture is a colorful mix of Asian, African and European heritages, creating multiethnic customs that will leave an unforgettable impression.Mahé to Kilimanjaro 3H + Local Flight
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Tanzania is one of the world’s greatest wildlife destinations.
Throughout the year, more than a million wildebeest, accompanied by gazelles and zebras, make a circuitous, perilous trek across the Serengeti, seeking out fresh grazing and water. Along the way, they encounter lions, leopards, crocodiles and other carnivores on the hunt, resulting in a primal spectacle unlike any other.
Kilimanjaro to Cape Town 5H 30M
High Elevation 7,500 feetTemperature 73F/50FCurrency Tanzania ShillingTime Zone GMT +3
Seek out the legendary big five in the Ngorongoro Crater.
If you’d like to see a different side of Tanzania, opt to visit the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world. Guests choosing this alternate will travel separately by local air and meet up with the rest of the group before heading to our next destination.
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Rich history and stunning natural landscapes sit at the tip of Africa.
Surrounded by wild Atlantic surf and world-renowned vineyards, Cape Town is a stylish outpost at the edge of the Earth. The city’s most beloved landmark is the majestic Table Mountain, a flat-topped mountain that soars two-thirds of a mile above sea level, offering views to the nearby Cape Winelands and beyond.Cape Town to Walvis Bay 1H 50M
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Soar over a coast of cresting sand dunes.
Arguably the world’s oldest desert, the Namib Desert has existed for about 43 million years. Its stunning landscapes are in constant flux with sand dunes and plains of all sizes and shapes stretching along its coast. As a testament to the importance of this starkly beautiful environment, Namibia is the first African country with an environmental conservation clause in its constitution.Walvis Bay to Maun 1H 30M + Local Flight
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Spot a variety of big game in the wetlands of the Okavango Delta.
The Okavango Delta is a wetland oasis—a wild maze of floodplains, narrow waterways and lagoons—and offers a completely different experience than the vast, dry vistas common on most East African safaris. Set out on a water safari, cruising at the gentle pace of a poled mokoro, a dugout canoe.Maun to Livingstone 30M
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Survey the splendor of Victoria Falls, a Natural Wonder of the World.
Zambia is one of the most water-rich countries in Africa with its many rivers cascading into fabulous displays. See the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage site named by Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone for his queen.Livingstone to Kigali 2H 30M
High Elevation 7,200 feetTemperature 79F/59FRainfall 6.68 inchesCurrency Rwandan Franc
Come face-to-face with mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.
Land in Kigali and depart directly for two nights in the verdant mountains of Volcanoes National Park, where Dian Fossey famously studied mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Accompanied by an expert naturalist guide, hike through beautiful bamboo forests to get up close with a family of gorillas.
Kigali to Zürich 9H 10M, including tech stop
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Discover Kigali, the cultural heart of Rwanda.
Opt to spend two nights in Kigali instead of gorilla trekking in the mountains and get a feel for the growing city's cosmopolitan culture amid its wide tree-lined boulevards and lively markets. Guests choosing this alternate will meet up with the rest of the group before heading to our next destination.
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Return to Zürich to recap your journey around Africa with new friends.
Our journey ends in Zürich, where we return to the alpine haven of the Dolder Grand for an overnight stay before catching our independent flights home the following day.
The world's most iconic places, remarkable experiences, and
not-to-be-missed natural wonders are waiting for you.
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Our Dedicated Staff and Knowledgeable Experts
An experienced team takes care of all the logistics before, during and after your trip. Your dedicated guest services manager prepares you for your trip of a lifetime and a veteran team of expedition leaders travels with you, taking care of all the details throughout your journey. We also invite knowledgeable lecturers and local experts to join us on our expeditions to bring each destination to life with real-time insights into culture, history and daily life.
An Experienced In-Flight Team
Throughout your flight, you’ll have highly trained staff and crew with years of experience at your service. They’ll know your name, your likes and your dislikes, so you can have the most personalized experience possible. An executive chef creates in-flight menus with only the freshest ingredients, providing a first-class experience all the way, and a dedicated physician travels with you for peace of mind.
An expedition physician will travel with you throughout the entire journey, providing health care services free-of-charge where needed. Should you become seriously ill en route, the trip physician will be able to liaise with local doctors at your request and, if necessary, with your medical providers in the U.S., to assist in determining what further care you may require.
An experienced 15-person crew from TAG Aviation, a leading global private jet operator, will accompany you from start to finish. The crew includes three pilots, an engineer, an operations officer, a chef and a catering operator, along with the eight flight attendants.
An executive chef creates in-flight menus with only the freshest ingredients, providing a first-class experience all the way. Dining options usually include a local dish as well as a western meal alternative.
Our Private Jet Experience
The moment you board our private jet, you can breathe deep and leave your worries at the door. The hidden costs of international travel, such as transit time and airport delays, cut into quality vacation time. Flying direct to most destinations reduces overall travel time, maximizing the time spent exploring each iconic destination.
Throughout your flight, you’ll have highly trained staff and crew at your service. They’ll know your name, likes and dislikes, so you can have the most personalized experience possible. An executive chef creates in-flight menus with only the freshest ingredients, providing a first-class experience all the way.
Aircraft: Boeing 757-200ER
Number of seats: 52
Type of Seats: Flatbed (180-degree recline)
Features: In-seat power outlets, USB ports and personal storage ottoman
Amenities: Bose noise-canceling headphones and onboard tablet