Those familiar with the Four Seasons’ private jet itineraries will know how fantastic they are, but 2021 will see the first family-friendly adventure on board a new Airbus A321neo-LR. The aircraft has been fully customized; it has the widest and tallest cabin in its class, so it’s a perfect vessel for the whole family to kick back and unwind. Taking off on December 28, 2021, this 13-day itinerary includes Athens, Egypt, the Serengeti, Tanzania, Mauritius, Rwanda, Zambia and Johannesburg. In Egypt, a private guide will take you to the Pyramids to learn about Egyptian deities, hieroglyphics and the legendary child-ruler, King Tutankhamun. In the Serengeti, drift through the sky in a hot-air balloon and gaze at the boundless grasslands below, then toast the New Year in the bush with a torchlit dinner party.
Mauritius is a tropical paradise where you can soak up the sun on sugary-soft beaches to the soothing sound of the ocean, or explore the island’s tropical splendor by horseback. Conservation is the name of the game for your stop in Rwanda: Go on a gorilla trek and meet local scientists and veterinarians who care deeply for the endangered primates. In Zambia, you’ll see one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World — the inimitable Victoria Falls. The final stop is the bustling city of Johannesburg — relax in the eucalyptus room at the Westcliff Spa, or extend your journey a little longer and fly onwards to another African destination — we love Cape Town, where you can hike up Lion’s Head at sunrise.
Best for: Visiting multiple destinations with ease and seeing in the New Year in the bush