El Segundo, California – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine.
Luxury travel company Travcoa has announced the August 20, 2011 departure of their Grand Safari with Kenya & Tanzania as the company’s annual President’s Journey. Led by company president Jerre Fuqua and professional Travel Director-photographer Kymri Wilt, the 15-day, small-group, luxury African safari is set to explore the legendary game parks of Kenya and Tanzania using light aircraft to fly between safari experiences.
Highlights of the Travcoa safari through East Africa will include Nairobi, Amboseli National Park and the Masai Mara in Kenya, and Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti in Tanzania. The President’s Journey Grand Safari is limited to a maximum of 18 guests and will be escorted by Travcoa Travel Director, Kymri Wilt, working in combination with expert local guides. Wilt is a professional photographer and will be available to all guests, regardless of photography skill level, for tips on photo technique and equipment use.
Accommodations throughout the Grand Safari are in boutique lodges such as Arusha Coffee Lodge, The Manor at Ngorongoro Crater and small, luxury, tented camps in private locations including Serengeti Migration Camp and Governors’ Il Moran camp in Kenya’s Masai Mara. Il Moran’s strategic location at the Mara River maximizes the opportunity for President’s Journey guests to witness the annual river crossing during the migration of over 1.4 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra into Kenya each year. The East Africa wildebeest migration is widely regarded as one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on Earth.
Other highlights of the all-inclusive luxury safari include scenic flights between itinerary stops; a lavish picnic lunch set deep in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro crater complete with a private chef, waiters, linens and crystal; an early morning hot air balloon excursion over Kenya’s Masai Mara followed by a Champaign brunch; and a visit to the Sheldrick Trust’s Elephant and Rhino Nursery outside Nairobi in order to interact with orphaned infant elephants and their keepers. Each booking on the Grand Safari will receive a one-year sponsorship of an orphaned infant elephant courtesy of Travcoa.
In addition to a dedicated Travcoa Travel Director and top safari guides, the all-inclusive Grand Safari features all ground transportation, hot air ballooning, all meals including evening “sundowners” and memorable dinners in the bush. Several other very special events are planned for the President’s Journey departure in August. Price for the 2011 Grand Safari is $10,990 per person based on double occupancy, plus $1,790 for intra-tour air.