Luxuury Air Safari

November 9th, 2015

An Epic Air Safari from Kenya to Namibia … and Back! Staying in the Most Magnificent Places in Each Country


PART 1: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia?. 1st-17th May 2016 (17 days)

PART 1 – Where You Will Stay:

  • Campi ya Kanzi, Kenya
  • Sabyinyo, Virunga Mountains, Rwanda
  • Namiri Plains Camp, Serengeti, Tanzania
  • Kaya Mawa, Malawi
  • Royal Chundu, Zambia
  • Mushara Outpost, Namibia
  • Damaraland Camp, Namibia
  • Naankuse, Namibia

PART 2: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya?. 18th May-5th June 2016 (19 days)

PART 2 – Where You Will Stay:

  • Naankuse, Namibia
  • Red Dunes Lodge, Namibia
  • Duba Plains, Botswana
  • Singita Pamushana, Zimbabwe
  • Mana Pools Safari Company, Zimbabwe
  • Nkwichi Lodge, Mozambique
  • Vamizi Island, Mozambique
  • Sand River Selous, Tanzania
  • Campi Ya Kanzi, Kenya

About the flying: ? You will fly over the most beautiful areas of Africa… the Rift Valley and the Mara, Virunga Mountains, the Serengeti and the migration, Lake Malawi, Zambezi river and Victoria falls, the Caprivi strip, Namib desert and the Skeleton Coast. Then the Kalahari and Red Dunes desert, the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Lake Kariba, Luangwa valley, Lake Malawi, the spectacular coast of Mozambique, the wild and vast Selous and the amazing coast of the Indian Ocean. Most flights will be less than two hours. Truly a trip of a lifetime!



1st & 2nd May: Campi ya Kanzi Plan to arrive in Nairobi on either April 30th in the evening or the early morning of May 1st. We will fly you to Campi ya Kanzi on morning of May 1st. Luca & Antonella have created this boutique lodge in partnership with the Maasai. While at Kanzi we will have a chance to review the itinerary and enjoy sundowners in front of Mt. Kilimanjaro. You will be able to walk the Chyulu Hills, go on game drives, horse-back ride, visit a Maasai village or simply chill out at our wellness centre.



3rd – 5th May: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Situated in the foothills of the mighty Virunga Volcanoes, stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It affords wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside and is located close to the headquarters of the Parc National des Volcans from where guests trek on foot to see the magnificent Mountain Gorilla. We will spend the next three days trekking gorilla, perhaps one of the most dramatic, thrilling and poignant wildlife experiences possible.




6th – 8th May: Namiri Plains Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania TWO hours amazing flying next to Lake Victoria and over the Serengeti plains and we will be in Northern Tanzania. We will stay at the Namiri Plains Camp. Nothing can prepare you for the Pleistocene sight of 2,000,000 animals dotted over infinite savannah! For three days we will enjoy being among the Great Migration, the most amazing wildlife experiences on the planet.



9th & 10th May: Kaya Mawa, Lake Malawi We will then leave the migration and the Serengeti plains for another incredibly beautiful landscape, Lake Malawi. Kaya Mawa was voted top ten ‘Most Romantic Places in the World’ by Conde Nast and in Tatler’s ‘Top 101 Hotels in the World’. You will have 2 great days of relaxation in this stunning camp.



11th & 12th May: Royal Chundu, Zambia   We will now fly onto Zambia. A scenic flight over the Luangwa valley and Lake Kariba and over Victoria Falls. Royal Chundu is a sanctum of quiet solitude and untouched beauty and the first Relais & Châteaux property in Zambia. The mighty Zambezi and the Victoria Falls are one of the most amazing water shows on earth. A heli flight over the falls is certainly recommended!



13th & 14th May:  Mushara Outpost, Etosha National Park, Namibia An amazing flight will take us from Victoria Falls to Etosha, from the immense waters to the desert, over the Caprivi strip. Wildlife here is amazing, with good chances to see White Rhinos.



15th & 16th May: Damaraland Camp, Namibia Another flight with breathtaking scenery will take us to one of most incredible places on earth: Damaraland. Simply amazing desert, simply incredible wildlife, including elephants which have adapted to this incredibly dry environment.



17th May: Naankuse, Namibia Nothing will prepare you for flying over the Skeleton Coast. Wild, remote, where desert and ocean meet together. We could even see elephants getting to the shores and we will certainly see hundreds of seals. The perfect way to end our first part of this spectacular air safari. Naankuse is a luxury break amid the stunning African savannah and award winning Lodge.

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18th May: Naankuse, Namibia Some friends will leave us and fly back home from Windhoek, while other friends will join us for the second part of our air adventure. Located just a 30 minute drive from Windhoek International Airport and nestled in the stunning African veldt, the lodge is perfectly situated to start your trip in Namibia. With a range of enjoyable activities available, including Carnivore Feeding Tours and Cheetahs Up Close you are sure to enjoy something special. Naankuse is the only charity lodge in Namibia.



19th & 20st May: Red Dunes Lodge, Namibia We will start our second part of the air safari with yet another spectacular flight: the Kalahari and the Red Dunes desert of the Sossusvlei. Red Dunes Lodge is set on a natural island in the dry lake (Vlei). It features a traditional African thatched roof and was built in traditional African style. It can only be reached via a 120m wooden boardwalk. Activities here are numerous and they include both game drives and game walks. Enjoy almost 10,000 acres of pure Kalahari desert during a game drive or climb red dunes that elevate up to 30 meters in open off-road car and watch the spectacular animals and vegetation.? Experience the Kalahari desert in its pristine natural state.



21st & 22nd May: Duba Plains, Okavango Delta, Botswana A great flight of Namibia and the Kalahari Desert will take us to a much different and contrasting place: the Okavango Delta. From desert to water! A lot of water!



The camp is owned by the naturalist Dereck and Beverly Joubert and it is here they filmed many of their magnificent documentaries. Overlooking a beautiful lagoon, deep in the extreme northern reaches of the Okavango Delta the camp has a superb setting. Wildlife diversity is guaranteed at Duba Plains, which offers large concentrations of iconic game such as red lechwe, Impala, Kudu and Tsessebe, viewed all year round. Birdlife is abundant, as are the elephant herds which traverse this magnificent wilderness. This is superb camp is certainly one of the cherries on the pie of our pan African Air Safari.



23rd – 25th May: Singita Pamushana, Zimbabwe Today’s flight will be spectacular. We will leave the water of the Okavango Delta for the star of the Zambezi, flying across the beautiful landscapes of Zimbabwe. Pamushana is owned by The Malilangwe Trust, a non-profit Zimbabwean trust set up to conserve the wildlife and habitat of the region and develop the neighbouring communities. Paul Tudor-Jones, a Wall Street fund manager, who is also behind the camps on Grumeti Reserve in the Serengeti, is a substantial contributor to the trust. Pamushana is managed and marketed by the team behind the exclusive Singita Reserve in South Africa and is certainly the smartest lodge in Zimbabwe. The reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, including rare and endangered species such as Roan, Sable antelope and Black Rhino. We will have three days to enjoy the beauties which surround the lodge.



26th – 27th May: Mana Pools Safari Company, Zimbabwe Flying over Zimbabwe kopjes to Mana Pools will be simply fascinating. Mana Pools is an incredible wilderness with plentiful wildlife. You cannot imagine its infinite beauty, the mighty Zambezi river flows from Lake Kariba through the Lower Zambezi Valley, a huge rift in the earth’s crust. Over the millennia the Zambezi has rushed through this valley creating islands, channels and sandbanks. This abundance of water and luxuriant greenery accounts for the valley’s wealth of big game. Here we will have our own private mobile camp. We will have the opportunity for fabulous walking safaris with amazing guides.



28th & 29th May: Nkwichi Lodge, Mozambique A great flight will take us from the wilderness of wildlife to the wilderness of pristine lake waters. We will stay at Nkwichi, a halcyon paradise hidden on the pristine Mozambican shores of Lake Malawi.



Nkwichi Lodge is set on a perfect white sandy beach, fringed by rocks, with some of the best snorkeling on the lake. The lodge is cleverly designed, using rocks and local materials, and as a result blends in well with the surrounding landscape. More than a lodge, Nkwichi is a complete experience offering a unique taste of Africa with exquisite lakeside scenery and unparalleled tranquility. With 8 secluded beaches set on 4 km of Rift Valley coastline, Nkwichi is the perfect setting to discover a lost world; a fresh-water oasis and an Africa untouched. Set on a deserted, virgin beach surrounded by breathtaking baobabs, or on a private rock island close to the shore with Fish Eagles soaring overhead, this is the perfect way to see the wonders of an African night-sky.


30th May – 1st June: Vamizi Island, Mozambique From Lake Malawi to the Indian Ocean. Despite being located in one of the wildest places on earth, set among the Quirimba Archipelago in the calm, cyclone free waters off the coast of northern Mozambique, Vamizi offers the definitive experience of barefoot luxury in Africa. Mellow on the surface, go a few feet below and everything changes, as the Vamizi seas – which guests share with no other tourists – are bristling with big ocean action. Some of the dives here are said to be the best in the world and the deep sea fishing is exhilarating…. but this is only part of the story … snorkeling trips, castaway picnics, whale watching, kayak trips, traditional dhow sunset cruises, nature walks, community visits and miles of beaches are waiting to be explored, keeping even the most active happy.



2nd & 3rd June: Sand River, Selous, Tanzania Again a jump of sceneries from one wilderness to another. Covering 45,000km² of wilderness, with grassy plains, open woodland, mountains and forests, the Selous Game Reserve (pronounced Selooo and named after the great explorer and hunter, Frederick Courtney Selous) is Africa’s largest game reserve. It’s about three times the size of South Africa’s Kruger National Park, and twice the size of the Serengeti National Park. At Sand River we will have plenty of activities to choose from: walking safaris, game drives and boating over the river.



4th & 5th June: Campi ya Kanzi, Kenya A flight over the Indian Ocean coast will take us to Tsavo and then Campi ya Kanzi. It is our last stop of this epic air safari. Campi ya Kanzi is an unique boutique community Eco lodge which enjoys an exclusive wilderness of 280,000 acres, in front of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Authentic ecotourism and genuine immersion in Maasai culture, while on safari in one of the most iconic landscape of Africa. Game drives, game walks and horse-back riding is available, together with yoga and massages for true African bliss. On 6th you will be flown to Nairobi and bid farewell… until the next adventure!

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