Roar Africa and Emirates Are Offering the World’s Most Expensive Safari 

Luxury travel company, Roar Africa, is offering an opportunity of a lifetime with a 17-night safari aboard the Emirates A319 Executive Private Jet.

This epic itinerary – Sand, Sea, City & Safari, will show you the astounding topographic diversity of Africa’s landscapes, from the sand to the sea. With only 10 places available, the Sand, Sea, City & Safari is set to run from 13th May – 30th May 30, 2024, costing around £146,000 ($165,300) per person. Every element of this itinerary is extraordinary, starting from the moment you step on to the plane. The Emirates Executive Private Jet has been customized for your comfort with 10 private suites replete with flat beds and fine linens, a spacious lounge, and a luxury shower spa.

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The journey commences in Dubai, after spending a night in Bvlgari Resort Dubai. Luxuty hotel set on a seahorse-shaped island in Jumeira Bay, surrounded by ocean views and home to the first Bvlgari Yacht Club & Marina, this itinerary is guaranteed to be luxury from the start to finish.

The first stop aboard the A319’s on the itinerary is Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia. From here, a private charter flight will take you to andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge. Sossusvlei is the largest conservation area in Africa, it is home to the southern part of the Skeleton Coast, as well as the highest dunes in the world.

Nestled deep in the heart of Namibia’s ancient Namib Desert, Sossuvlei Desert Lodge is an ultra-luxurious, secluded oasis in an otherwise dry, ancient and starkly beautiful landscape. Offering 10 luxurious suites that are equipped with every luxury necessary in the desert, including outdoor showers and skylights over every bed for late night star gazing.

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Staying here for 3 night, there is plenty planned from Sossusvlei Desert Lodge game drives, coastal flight over Namibia, hot air balloon ride Namibia’s towering dunes, nature walks, witnessing the wildlife and relaxing at the authentic African spa experience.

Taking a break from the desert, the next stop on the itinerary is Cape Town. A Port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. The base for the 4 nights in Cape Town will be Ellerman House, located in Cape’s most prestigious residential areas. The elegant mansion offers 11 rooms and two suites, plus two separate villas commanding views of the ocean.
Delaire Graff Wine Estate.
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From here, the itinerary continues with an exhilarating helicopter flight to Delaire Graff Wine Estate. Get transported to great heights and phenomenal views as you fly over the city centre and make your way to the winelands. Spend 2 nights at the Delaire Graff Wine Estate nestled between majestic mountains and overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch.


And from here it’s on to Singita Ebony Lodge in the Sabi Sands private reserve on the border of the Kruger National Park. Spending 3 night here, Ebony’s position in the heart of South Africa’s ‘big cat country’ makes for a unique wilderness experience. Each of the 12 suites at Singita Ebony Lodge are immersed in nature, with external walls replaced by canvas and glass to maximize the views. Private pools and outdoor pavilion decks are suspended off the riverbank as if they are hanging off the trees. 

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Daily drives to Kruger National Park in the lowveld of Mpumalanga never fail to deliver sightings of everything from leopard, lion, rhino, buffalo and elephant, to cheetah, wild dogs and many types of bird. Situated as it is on the banks of the Sand River, Ebony Lodge takes safari design to new levels with a fresh contemporary take on the bush aesthetic.

The last stop on this epic journey will be Madagascar, the oldest geographical island on earth and rich in biodiversity. In this region, you will find Nosy Anko, part of a private five-island archipelago. Staying at the luxurious eco lodge Time + Tide Miavana, sink your feet into the pearly sands of a remote island sanctuary, where you’ll taste sweet jasmine on the breeze while gazing at a thousand sparkling shades of turquoise.

Roar Africa have designed water and land activities around you, as well as wildlife experiences, all underpinned by the absolute uniqueness of Madagascar. Begin your day wakeboarding or waterskiing at sunrise, dive to unexplored reefs, or go on a kitesurfing safari over expanses of wild water that no one has ever seen.

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Afternoons can be taken up with adventure caving through the mountains with your own private helicopter or go to Amber Mountain for the afternoon where you will have the opportunity to see several species of lemur, chameleon and the world’s smallest vertebrate, the Brookesia. View the full detailed itinerary here.

CEO & Founder of Roar Africa, Deborah Calmeyer’s intention has always been to create a business that does more than just travel – so there is always a larger philanthropic mission attached to every journey she designs.

Roar Africa, also commits to ensure that all travel is 100% offset and supports initiatives that make a positive social, economic and environmental impact. For every trip undertaken, their offset partners conduct a sustainability analysis to determine the environmental footprint of emissions of the entire journey. Based on these calculations, Roar Africa commit to offset 1.5 times that amount by donating to a host of sustainable development projects on the very flight path of the trip.


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