The definitive "Out of Africa" experience is staged across the vastness of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa. New exotic destinations are constantly considered. Your primary mode of transport is a classic airliner. But you'll move between some destinations in other classic conveyances, too.
The Douglas DC-3 is the airliner that pioneered air travel on so many continents. The aircraft we use -- immaculately restored and maintained by several private charter companies - are outfitted for groups no larger than 21 passengers.
The Gulfstream G1 is a pressurised, turboprop airplane - luxuriously outfitted for no more than 18 people. We use this classic for the longer haul journeys, ensuring speed and comfort en route.
The Beechcraft-18 is another grand-old veteran of the airways. This aircraft, more suitable for smaller groups (up to eight passengers), can fly into shorter airstrips thus allowing flights to a greater number of bush lodge destinations.
The Beechcraft Staggerwing is another unusual safari vehicle and suitable for two passengers or a maximum of three only. The Staggerwing Safari is ideal for a honeymoon or anniversary. This classic aircraft, considered a Deco masterpiece, was first constructed in the 1930's. A 10-day safari with stops at the most exclusive bush lodges and southern African hotels is unparalleled in the world.
These aircraft enjoyed their heyday in the 60's or earlier. They have been immaculately restored and are maintained to the highest standards. You will relax in their spacious, comfortable cabins, taking in the magical vista of Africa passing below. For maximum comfort, flying is usually restricted to mornings or late afternoons to minimize air turbulence. Most flight legs are from one to three hours duration.
Itineraries may combine comfortable journeys in restored railroad trains with luxury accommodations in restored railway wagons - some powered by steam locomotives. You'll travel across the African savanna or over breathtaking mountain escarpments pampered in five-star luxury.
Cape Town - Table Mountain, winelands,
spring wildflower spectacular, whale watching, Robben island,
Each tour is an experience of people, exotic
cultures, customs, and extraordinary vistas. Knowledgeable guides accompany
each tour and maximize insight and perspective you'll take home with you.
You will come away having felt the heartbeat and power of Africa -- primal
and modern, legend and legacy, myth and medicine.
Right from the start, this self-fly safari is big on wildlife. 11 focused days showcasing Southern Africa’s diverse ecological regions and their prolific natural wildlife; sand veldt, bush and savannah, prehistoric lakes and pans, the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls and the Chobe floodplain. We visit many game parks and the Okavango Delta in our quest of discovery of all the creatures, large and small, local tribes, their cultures and traditions.
We visit three sovereign countries, overflying two
more. Legs are comfortably short with only one close to three hours;
whilst the inland plateau is generally flat, the magnificent Drakensberg
massif, lakes and forests lend a different slant to the Africa you