Emirates and Roar Africa are teaming up again for a new collaboration. In 2019, the brands came together to introduce a carbon-neutral private jet safari. This month, the luxury tour operator exclusively unveiled Robb Report that the duo have reunited for a new collaboration – the most expensive private jet safari experience in the world.
The new “Sand, Sea & Safari” itinerary will take 10 travelers to Namibia, South Africa and Madagascar for 17 days. Between May 13 and May 30, you will explore the continent through very different landscapes ranging, as its name suggests, from the desert to the ocean.
You’ll start with a stay at the Bvlgari hotel in Dubai for pre-trip spa treatments, because who doesn’t want to feel relaxed for a safari? The trip to Africa then begins in earnest, as you will head into the Namibian desert, where you will spend three days at the Sossusvlei Desert Lodge. The impressive resort offers five-star amenities, located in the middle of the country’s arid desert, and offers one of the most spectacular sightings in the world.
You’ll then be taken to Cape Town for a more cosmopolitan vibe at the Ellerman House resort. While there, you can take a number of side excursions, including a hot air balloon ride, a trip to nearby Table Mountain, or a food walking tour with a visit to a hidden speakeasy specializing in gin. There’s also a tour of Robben Island, Nelson Mandela’s former prison, run by the chief’s former warden.
After your time in the city, you’ll head into wine country with a brief stay at Delaire Graff Winery. There you go on a game drive to Singita to see the big cats and spend the afternoon wine tasting with a master sommelier. The two-week adventure ends amid the rich biodiversity of Madagascar, where you’ll enjoy island life at Nosy Anko, a small island off the island country. There, you’ll be staying at the Time+Tide Miavana resort, which sits right on the nation’s clear blue waters.
On a jaunt between destinations, the 10 travelers will fly aboard Emirates’ exclusive A319 executive private jet. Rather than offering a conventional seating configuration, the plane is equipped with 10 private “suites”, with a shower, a washroom and a common living room for socializing. There is also a separate dining room.
“This epic journey will showcase the staggering topographical diversity of African landscapes – from sand to sea – in one fell swoop,” Deborah Calmeyer, CEO and Founder of Roar Africa, said in a statement. “This unique opportunity will have an immediate and positive impact on conservation projects on the ground in Africa. Because where and how we travel matters.
The two-week trip will be offered from 2024. For those interested in the big adventure, prices start at a record high $163,300 per person. Hey, we weren’t kidding when we said it was expensive.