A luxury safari is a spectacular way to experience Africa’s best-kept wilderness secrets. Flying in to luxurious, intimate camps maximises time spent in the best locations and makes for a seamless cascade of activities tailor-made to your exact specifications. Design and amenities contribute as much to the experience as the activities.
For luxury safaris, expect to pay approximately USD5,500–7,000 per person per week in low season, or USD6,500–8,500 in high season. Think of this as an investment not just in your luxury safari, but in an unforgettable, bespoke vacation designed to fit you like a tailored safari jacket.
You’ll stay at smaller, more intimate camps in the most prolific wildlife areas. Camps that have been designed to blend sympathetically into their surroundings, and yet often include spas, pools and plenty of quiet corners for romantic, private dining.
Speaking of food, you may be surprised at how hungry you feel after a game drive or guided walking safari – all that fresh air perhaps, or the certainty that you’re about to be served another superb meal (perhaps out in the bush).
Activities may be shared with a small number of fellow safari cognoscenti, but you’ll also get lots of quality family or couple time in the sanctuary of your beautifully designed luxury tent or room. Enjoy a view to a thrill from your private deck (some with plunge pools), or let the moonlight wash over you in your outdoor shower.
You’ll explore areas where few other travellers have trod, and enjoy superlative guiding; exclusive concessions and sole traversing rights mean that the only other two-legged creatures you’ll see will be monkeys, apes, bats and birds.
Every touchpoint – from toiletries to towels – will be just so; the knock on the door in the morning signifies your butler bringing your preferred caffeine. Light aircraft flights link the lodges on your customised itinerary, while optional private activities turn the exclusivity up to 11.