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The Ultimate Safari: Experience the Best of Southern Africa

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Glendale, California – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

The latest African safari itinerary from Great Safaris, The Ultimate Safari, is about to redefine luxury travel. There is simply no more stylish, comfortable, or extravagant way to experience the wonders of southern Africa. This 17-day dream tour spans South Africa, Zambia and Botswana, sparing no expense in allowing travelers to experience Africa’s Crème de la crème. Southern Africa’s finest food and wine, most pristine game reserves and natural wonders, most upscale hotels and bush lodges, and most exclusive golf course and spas are seen and experienced on this spectacular journey. To top it off, guests will enjoy the supreme luxury of private chartered transfers and air travel between destinations.

The Ultimate Safari begins with three days spent in glorious Cape Town where travelers will experience the luxuries of Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. Shopping and dining in downtown Cape Town, a vintage sidecar motorcycle tours along the coastline, and a full day of touring South Africa’s finest wineries are just a few of the amazing experiences guests will discover in Cape Town. A scenic helicopter ride up the coast through the Garden Route will deliver travelers to Pezula Golf Resort & Spa for two days of golf and spa treatments. Guests will also find a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit an ostrich farm and ride bareback on the world’s largest bird. Next up is a private chartered jet to world famous Kruger National Park for three days of game drives at the pristine Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, home to lions, elephants, leopard, rhinoceros, giraffe and more. Two spectacular nights will be spent at Singita Boulders Lodge at the Sabi Sands Private Reserve, recognized as the No. 2 overall hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 2011 World’s Best Awards. From Kruger, travelers will board a private chartered jet for the flight into Zambia where the marvelous Victoria Falls await. Over the course of two days travelers will experience Victoria Falls and the Zambezi river from many perspectives, including a sunset train ride, a private guided walking tour of the Falls, a scenic helicopter tour above the falls, and a private afternoon river cruise along the Zambezi River that includes a stretch of the river’s world renowned whitewater. Then on to Botswana for some of Africa’s finest game viewing at Chobe National park and overnights at Chobe Chilwero Lodge, one of Botswana’s most upmarket safari lodge. A private chartered jet will deliver travelers back to South Africa for a final six days of world class golf and spa treatments at the Legends Golf and Safari Resort and at the incredible Palace of the Lost City. Legends is home to a world famous 19th hole that features a tee box placed high atop Hanglip Mountain, reachable only by helicopter. Golfers play to an Africa-shaped green some 400 meters below on the valley floor. Fore their final night in Africa, travelers will head to Johannesburg for a final day of relaxation and reflection at the Saxon hotel before boarding their flight back home.

Great Safaris’ The Ultimate Safari itinerary is organized on an individual basis and can be customized to fit any desire, pricing for The Ultimate Safari starts at $102,500 per person, minimum four travelers, and includes transfers by private limousine/helicopter and private chartered flights between destinations. Those willing to forgo the luxuries of private air travel in favor of scheduled airline flights can experience The Ultimate Safari at a less extravagant price of $30,000 per person. Price includes nightly 5 star accommodations, all meals including drinks, and all tours and activities including golf, spa treatments, and game drives.

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