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For travellers who have a little more time, there are Africa, Eastern Africa and Egypt. Here you'll find a dizzying variety of pre and post travel options that some of the most popular options: but really, the can be added to most all itineraries in Southern blue sky is the limit. Just ask!
Jordan, 4 days
History comes alive and whispers secrets of antiquity in the spectacular country of Jordan. Discover Amman - one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. Marvel at Jerash with its Roman architecture dating back 2000 years and tour the Crusader Fortress at Kerak. Prepare to be overwhelmed at the "rose red" city of Petra.
2 nights accommodation in Amman and 1 night in Petra, breakfast daily, full schedule of sightseeing and all transfers:
|LUXE: Grand Hyatt, Amman / Movenpick, Petra||From $ 1,500 per person|
|CLASSIC: Le Méridien, Amman / Marriott, Petra||From $ 1,150 per person|
Kenya, 5 days
The wildlife heart of Africa, Kenya is where the true photographic safari was born. 1 night accommodation, transfers and breakfast in Nairobi. A restful night in Nairobi then wing to famed Masai Mara for 4 days of four-legged encounters. Exciting game watching adventures reveal a plethora of wildlife, including the sought- after Big Five: lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard. 1 night accommodation, transfers and breakfast in Nairobi.
3 nights accommodation, all meals, daily game drives and round trip air to the Masai Mara.
|PREMIER: Ngong House, Nairobi / Mara Plains, Mara||From $ 4,770 per person|
|LUXE: Norfolk, Nairobi / Governor's Camp, Mara||From $ 2,900 per person|
|CLASSIC: Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi / Mara Sopa, Mara||From $ 2,350 per person|
Namibia, 8 days
An awe-inspiring exploration of this vast land via air and land. From the endless, rippling sands of Sossusvlei to the dolphin-filled waters at Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. Through the stark plains of Damaraland and onto the Etosha pans where abundant wildlife has adapted to this wild and arid landscape.
7 nights accommodation, all meals, activities and transport between camps via light aircraft.
|PREMIER:||From $ 6,900 per person|
|CLASSIC:||From $ 5,450 per person|
Rail/Train Journeys, 2 days
Ask any inveterate traveler: an exotic sojourn by rail is one of the most memorable aspects of a journey. Whether it is a short overnighter or a two week epic adventure, there is nothing quite so romantic and relaxing as a train ride!
South Africa boasts two special rail systems: The famous Blue Train (faster than a speeding bullet, sleek, gorgeous and whisper-quiet) and the historic Rovos Rail (with her endearing steam locomotive and vintage cars impeccably restored to their turn-of the- century elegance.) Both offer a 5 star ride on the rails, serving sumptuous cuisine on silver plates and aged wines sipped from fluted crystal. Accommodations are a plush as any luxe hotel room, with ensuite bathrooms, fine linens and a butler to pamper guests 24/7.
Both rail journeys offer a choice of routing, duration of journey and varying levels of cabin accommodation. The Blue Train, with modern muscle, moves faster and delivers travelers quicker to the end of the tracks. While Rovos moves with demur and studied precision, in no particular hurry to reach the journeys end. Whichever style suits your mood and travel mode, set aside a little time for a rail journey; you will be glad you did!
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking, 4 days
The ultimate wildlife adventure, Rwanda is THE place for viewing endangered mountain gorillas. These gentle giants are found in Volcanoes National Park and are reached after a trek of 3-8 hours up and through the rain forest. Participants should be in good health and able to sustain a slow climbing pace. The effort, however, earns amazing rewards!
3 nights accommodation, one gorilla trek, golden monkey excursion, all meals and transfers.
|LUXE: Virunga Lodge||From $ 3,800 per person|
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The indescribable beauty of Cape Town still lingers in our memories. As does the moving and emotional time we spent at the Apartheid Museum and Mandela's infamous Robben Island Prison. South Africa is a land of remarkable contrasts and is capable of enchanting all her visitors. We feel under the spell, and can't wait to return!More »
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