This article was originally published in the 2019 Winter issue of Invest In Style Magazine.

 

Timeless Africa Safaris is an in-country boutique travel company specializing in making the wildest places accessible, with all the finest comforts. To create the ultimate 2-week luxury African itinerary, they’ve combined gorilla observation, the Great Migration, unspoiled wilderness, diverse Cape Town, and monumental Victoria Falls, for a unique and truly unforgettable 4 countries in 14 days.

 

GORILLA ENCOUNTERS IN RWANDA

 

The trip begins in the misty gorilla kingdom. Upon arrival in Kigali, a Timeless Africa Safaris liaison is on hand for a personal welcome and to oversee transfer to Bisate Lodge. With dramatic views of nearby Volcanoes National Park, this is the first of several breathtaking lodges and a base for 3 nights. Days are filled with tracking a habituated gorilla group through hauntingly beautiful rain forests. Getting up close to a great Silverback, his mates and cheeky offspring as they play, eat, groom and go about their daily activities is a humbling and awe-inspiring experience. Highlights include a hike to the grave of world-renowned mountain gorilla researcher, Dian Fossey, and observing endangered endemic golden monkeys. Travellers will also summit a dormant volcano that provides panoramic views of spectacular scenery and participate in a reforestation programme that leaves a positive lasting impact on local communities and conservation.

 

WILDLIFE EN MASSE IN TANZANIA

 

The next country on the itinerary, Tanzania, is a short flight and overland transfer away. A dramatic 2-nights with a vantage point on the crater’s edge is provided by &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Stilted, mud-and thatched suites are appointed with antiques, chandeliers and elegant African treasures. A personal butler discretely delivers tea in bed and draws luxurious bubble baths. Guided game drives in the crater reveal unique wildlife sightings and feature a private lunch with breathtaking views. Evening meals begin with a Maasai Warrior dance. The second stopover is the legendary Serengeti with a luxurious 3-night stay at Singita Sabora Tented Camp. This is the outstanding backdrop for The Great Wildebeest Migration. A hot air balloon safari allows for silent aerial viewing as millions of animals gather, providing travellers with another photographic marvel and never-to-be-forgotten experience.

 

MIGHTY VICTORIA FALLS, REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

 

A private charter flight to Livingstone, Zambia, is followed by a jaw-dropping helicopter transfer over Victoria Falls to Royal Chundu. From there, a boat to Katombora Island makes for 2 nights of total privacy and tranquility. Intimate decks and spacious rooms weave between the island’s ancient trees. A different side of Victoria Falls involves a daring swim in Devil’s Pool atop the thundering water, followed by a picnic lunch on terra firma. Activities include an afternoon river canoe, followed by a soothing visit to the spa. In the evening, a cruise along the impressive Zambezi River provides the perfect view of a spectacular African sunset. At the Elephant Café, a gourmet dinner awaits you, prepared with local Zambian ingredients. This dining experience on the river deck includes a genuine elephant interaction.

 

COLOURFUL CAPE TOWN, JEWEL OF AFRICA

 

Travellers will arrive in Africa’s southernmost city by private charter flight and then enjoy a stylish 4 nights in the world famous Heatherwick-designed Silo Hotel. Memorable activities include whizzing along the renowned Chapman’s Peak in a vintage WWII sidecar to Cape Point, enjoying seaside sundowners, and kayaking among penguins. You’ll spend a day in the Cape Winelands, travelling by helicopter over the geometric vineyards and quaint historic towns and stopping for private tastings and an exclusive lunch with a well-known winemaker. The third day includes a cooking class with a local celebrity chef and the final night brings a picture perfect sunset picnic dinner atop new world wonder, Table Mountain.

 

A FINAL NOTE ON YOUR AFRICAN ESCAPE

 

What makes Timeless Africa Safaris noteworthy is their philosophy that true luxury is about tailor-made experiences. Unique itineraries are designed to reflect your personal wish list and interests, whether that includes star-gazing, bush walks, vegan food or surfing – literally whatever your heart desires.

 

For more information on your African journey:

+27 21 461 9001

info@tasafaris.com

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