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Safaris -- Unique Adventures

 

Safaris

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All Over Australia and New Zealand
See the best of what Australia and New Zealand have to offer in this comprehensive tour that takes you All Over Australia and New Zealand. Get in touch with nature in New Zealand. From small towns to stunning valleys, adventure tours and relaxing days, there is a lot of diversity to discover in this cultural country. Cruise off to the Great Barrier Reef, watch the sun rise and set in Uluru and act like an Aussie in some of the country’s world class cities. There’s no shortage of activities on this action packed 16 night journey.
Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf
Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort
Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort allows guests to relax to the peaceful sounds of the ocean, wildlife, and nature. The only hotel that is located on the white sandy beach of Tamarindo. View unforgettable sunsets from the balcony of your room.
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Alaska & Yukon Tatshenshini River Rafting
This is a moderate river rafting trip. You should be comfortable rafting up to 29 miles over the course of 6 hours per day for 8 days on class II – III rapids. We will also hike up to 6 hours, with 2,600’ of elevation gain and loss. Hiking is optional! Previous river rafting experience is recommended, and you should be in good physical condition. Due to the remote nature of this trip, vehicle support is not available.
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Rwanda Gorilla Trek (Luxury Class)
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Natural New Zealand
Travel the North and South Islands of New Zealand and experience the natural wonders and heritage of this diverse and magical land. Meet local people, walk along deserted beaches and through ancient rain forests, view Pacific Island glaciers and experience the stillness in magnificent Milford Sound. Visit national parks, walk on the beaches that Captain Cook strode on, and visit the South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area. As you continue through this beautiful country, discover the Bay of Plenty, Coromandel Peninsula and Rotorua, before you explore Arthur's Pass National Park, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, Lake Moeraki, Queenstown and Milford Sound. This one-of-a-kind experience will ...
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Sainte Luce Madagascar
This add on to Sainte Luce is the perfect complement to our Magical Madagascar safari. The beautiful white sandy bay, fringed with forest covered mountains and wildlife rich mangroves, is the ideal retreat.
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Victoria Falls, Zambia - The Royal Livingstone Hotel
Experience the extraordinary Victoria Falls, the world's largest curtain of falling water, UNESCO World Heritage Site and center of adventure for explorers of all ages.
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Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
This incredible itinerary leads you on a journey tracking these peaceful primates in their natural habitats as you discover Gorilla Trekking in Uganda. Spend days trekking and spotting these massive animals in their natural habitat. The perfect itinerary for any animal lover, this trek deep into Uganda brings you to the animals; and action!
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Belmond Safari
Journey through South Africa and Botswana with Belmond Safari, a comprehensive luxury safari itinerary taking you deep into the heart of Africa. Spot the big cats, zebra and Africa’s largest populations of elephants. Feel your heart racing as you get up close and personal with Africa’s incredible wildlife in their natural habitat. Games drives, luxury escapes and awe-inspiring backdrops will leave you breathless as you journey deep into culture rich Africa.
Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland''s East Coast
Fabled Lands Of The North: Greenland to Newfoundland
Embark the National Geographic Explorer for a thrilling exploration of the far north's ice-carved landscapes, sailing from Greenland to Newfoundland and Labrador.
LIFE & LEGEND ON THE BERING SEA
Bering Sea Wilderness: Pribilofs, Katmai, and Kodiak
Traverse the depth and breadth of the iconic Bering Strait and venture deep into the two distinct worlds it joins.
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Thermal Wonders
Fresh air, magnificent scenery and outdoor activities are just some of the attractions that await you in ‘the land of the long white cloud'.
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The Essence of Botswana
Explore the bush from your intimate camps, whose locations and gracious staff welcome you in authentic African style.Discover the varied terrain and wildlife of the Okavango Delta, by traditional mokoro canoes and open-sided safari vehicles.Experience the thrill of small bush plane flights between camps - a chance to view game from the air. (Flights between camps are included.)Enjoy the antics of amusing meerkats as they forage and cautiously watch out for predators.
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Brazil Amazonas Wildlife River Cruise
The aim is to deliberately observe rainforest wildlife. This tour is not strenuous. Travelers can choose activity options that suit their interests and can stay on the vessel at any time. Participants on forest walks should be able to comfortably walk for two or more hours at a time in a hot and humid climate on uneven ground.
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Magical Madagascar
Explore a place unlike any other, fantastically beautiful and diverse, where half the fun is getting to these incredible attractions.Discover the joy of waking to the distant singing of the local Antandroy tribe as they fetch water from the river.Experience the thrill of spotting your first mouse lemur on a nocturnal forest walk.Enjoy a one of kind adventure, tracking more than a dozen species of lemurs in forests of every kind - rain, dry and spiny.
Group excursion in Sisimiut, Greenland
Iceland's Wild West Coast to East Greenland
Sail the route of early Viking explorers and discover a region of epic ice home to the Arctic's iconic creatures: polar bears, whales, and vast seabird colonies. We will also be on the lookout for the Northern Lights along Greenland and Iceland at this time of year.
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Circle Australia
On this all-encompassing journey around the Land of Oz you’ll experience all the highlights of Australia, hitting Melbourne, Uluru, Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, and Sydney – a full circle for a one-of-a kind Aussie adventure. Culture is what makes Melbourne unique; spend your time sampling restaurants, checking out galleries or experiencing a local sports game. Next you’re off to Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. Here you’ll watch the sunset over Uluru, Australia’s icon of the Outback, and listen to the “sounds of silence” while enjoying a traditional meal set under the stars. Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef are next on deck. A full day excu...
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Golden Triangle - Category D
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Ethiopian Experience - Radisson Blu
With a culture and traditions dating back over 3000 years, Ethiopia is a land of religious fervor, a glorious history, vibrant celebrations and endless festivals. Add to that a range of natural beauty that includes Afro-Alpine highlands, soaring to around 14,000 feet, the Great Rift Valley, white-water rivers and a Savannah teeming with game.
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Discover the Wonders of Tanzania
Explore Tarangire National Park, a picturesque landscape filled with ancient baobab trees and ambling elephants.Discover the Ngorongoro Crater, hailed as one of the Natural Wonders of the World, and home to both predator and prey.Experience a visit to the Maasai of Ololosokwan. This is a wonderful opportunity to interact with this unique tribe, who are always enthusiastic to share their cultural beliefs.Enjoy exclusive wildlife viewing at Taasa Private Reserve. Explore the reserve on day and night game drives, and incredible walking safaris.
Lindblad NG Sea Lion
Wild Alaska Escape: Juneau to Ketchikan
Exploring the southern regions of Southeast Alaska on our expeditions is unrivalled experience, navigate narrow channels like Behm and Blake, Walker Cove in Misty Fiords, Eastern Passage and Wrangell Narrows. Discover an authentic Alaska unreachable by big white boats. Lower zodiacs to explore places like Hole in The Wall State Marine Park on Prince of Wales Island, and drop kayaks into salmon-studded waters, to trace the rugged, wildlife-rich shorelines of Kupreanof and Kuiu Islands.
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Borneo Rainforests & Villages Family Adventure
This is a family trip designed for children six and up. You will enjoy leisurely walks through rainforest and nature reserves. There will also be opportunities to swim, kayak and snorkel.
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Uganda & Rwanda in Depth
Swain?s Southern Africa In-Style
A ten-night immersion into the best that South Africa has to offer. The first three nights are spent in Cape Town, touring the iconic Table Mountain and seeing the African penguins at Cape Peninsula National Park. Next, the trip moves to Kapama Private Game Reserve where you will see the renowned Big Five--lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalo, and elephants--in their natural habitat. Watch lions stalk the plains and elephants bathe in watering holes. Afterward, spend a night in Johannesburg, the “City of Gold,” taking in the eclectic, local culture. Conclude your journey by visiting the thunderous Victoria Falls--one of the Seven Natural World Wonders.
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Delta, Rivers and Falls
This wildlife safari highlights some of the best destinations in Southern Africa.
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Golden Triangle and Ranthambhore - Category B
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Ultimate Australia and New Zealand
Endless exploring in buzzing cities, charming villages and hidden reefs, Ultimate Australia and New Zealand takes luxury to the next level. A private helicopter tour over Milford Sound, a luxury cruise through Sydney Harbour and endless spa retreats are what are in store for you on this unrivaled itinerary. Escape to the Great Barrier Reef at qualia, an exclusive lodge set in the idyllic Whitsunday Islands. Stimulate your senses in Sydney, get outdoorsy in New Zealand and laze away on the islands. Combine the best that these two unique countries have to offer for one perfectly crafted luxurious journey.
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Kiwi Culture
Become enlightened in Maori history and modern culture through this expansive Kiwi Culture tour. Drive yourself around the North and South islands to experience New Zealand first hand. Get outside and do as the Kiwis do; hike, bike and enjoy the great outdoors. If you’re feeling gutsy, get high with a bungee jump or take to the sky and see New Zealand from above. The opportunities are endless as you chauffeur yourself to quaint towns, through beautiful mountains and across scenic valleys.
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Family Friendly Journey - Kenya
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Ultimate South Africa with Victoria Falls
Explore beautiful Cape Town on privately guided sightseeing tours, including a spectacular helicopter flight along the sparkling coastline.Discover ultra luxury at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, where elegant interiors, enhanced by the surrounding African bush, makes for a complete sensory experience of light, sound, flow, wood, water and air.Experience the thrill of searching for Africa's wildlife, on twice-daily game drives on Lion Sands Private Game Reserve.Enjoy the serenity of your very own treehouse suite on an exclusive island in the middle of the mighty Zambezi River.
Alaska - Icy Strait Point, cruisetour
11-Day Fairbanks Denali Express - Southbound Cruisetour
For enthusiasts with limited time looking to discover Alaska's historic and extreme ways of life. This tour features a Denali Park visit, overview of Alaska's Golden Heart City and moderate hotel properties.
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South Africa Three Kingdoms Multi-Adventure
This trip includes 4X4 safaris, a 3 hour scenic cycling tour, and guided nature walks of varied length. The 6-8 hour hike to the top of Amphitheatre includes 1,800 feet of elevation gain. Activities are optional, and no previous experience is required.
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Colors of Australia
Regale in the Great Barrier Reef’s most exclusive luxury haven where you’ll revitalize and energize. Cairns, Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef are the spotlights showing you the true Colors of Australia. Feel the aura of Daintree at Silky Oaks Lodge, nestled inside the oldest living rainforest on earth. Jet set to Lizard Island set on the world’s largest reef, a spot renowned for diving and catching a glimpse of the elusive Moray Eel. This private paradise is an exclusive environment perfect for slipping away from the world. Fall in love with Sydney, a cosmopolitan city unlike any other. People watch on trendy Oxford Street or get lost exploring all that this booming met...
Exploring Russia''s Far East & Wrangel Island
Exploring Russia's Far East & Wrangel Island
This fascinating exploration of the remote Siberian coastline promises rich culture and an astounding wealth of wildlife. Meet indigenous artists known for their intricate walrus ivory carvings, take in dramatic bird cliffs teeming with puffins and guillemots, then forge farther north, well above the Arctic Circle to Wrangel Island Reserve.
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Sossusvlei Adventure (By Air - Deluxe class)
Land Of The Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration Of Arctic Svalbard
Land Of The Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration Of Arctic Svalbard
Svalbard is the best place on the planet to see polar bears-wild, majestic, in their native habitat: the sea ice. And see them we do--during our season in Svalbard, we observe all manner of behavior from hunting for seals amid the floes to frolicking cubs--all viewable from the proximity and safety of our ship's deck rail.
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Southern Africa Through a Child's Eyes
This remarkable journey starts in Victoria Falls, where you and your family will witness the most awe- inspiring cascade of falling water on earth! Here, and throughout your vacation, the special needs of families are thoughtfully attended to: family- friendly accommodations with children's menus, pint-sized robes, babysitting and activities for explorers of all ages.
South Georgia and the Falklands
South Georgia and the Falklands
Steeped in Shackleton and whaling lore, covered mostly in glaciers, South Georgia explodes with life: king, gentoo, and macaroni penguins, enormous elephant seals and a thriving fur seal population.
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Indian Tapestry
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Victoria Falls Highlights
Venture to the commanding kingdom of Victoria Falls. Discover one of the seven natural wonders of the world as 650 million liters of water crash into the Zambezi River. Relax and enjoy a leisurely sunset cruise down the Zambezi River with incredible views of the African bush, beauty you have to see to believe.
ANTARCTICA, SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE FALKLANDS
Epic Antarctica: From the Peninsula to the Ross Sea & Beyond
Explore from the Antarctic Peninsula to the Ross Sea, including Australia's Macquarie Island & the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands.
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Wild Places of Southern Africa
Explore the "smoke that thunders," Victoria Falls, acclaimed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.Discover wildlife galore on early morning walking safaris, night game drives in search of the nocturnal species and on boating excursions on the river.Experience the friendly hospitality of the Zimbabwean people when you visit a local village.Enjoy authentic bush camps which blend African charm and elegance with knowledgeable guiding for an excellent game viewing experience.
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Alaska Alsek River Rafting
This is a moderate to strenuous river rafting trip. You should be comfortable rafting up to 15 miles over the course of 4 hours per day for 11 days on class II – IV rapids. Previous river rafting experience is recommended, and you should be in good physical condition. Due to the remote nature of this trip, no vehicle support is available during our activities.
Land Of The Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration Of Arctic Svalbard
Norwegian Discovery: Svalbard and the Northern Fjords
On a voyage aboard the new National Geographic Endurance, discover the remote islands and fjords of northern Norway, including the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
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Pearl of Africa
Explore the Kazinga Channel aboard a small boat in search of pink-backed pelicans, saddle-billed storks, buffalo, and hippo.Discover the coveted hour with Uganda's rare and endangered mountain gorillas. Watch the family - its dominant male silverback leader and protector, their attentive mothers and playful juveniles - move through their forest home.Experience the magical setting of your stunning eco-lodge, overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.Enjoy observing the animated chimpanzees as they traverse the tree canopy and forage on the forest floor.
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Secret Seychelles Islands
Embark with PONANT on an expedition cruise to discover the most beautiful islands of the Seychelles. This 13-day itinerary aboard Le Bougainville will be an opportunity to discover little-known places of breathtaking natural beauty and an original fauna and flora.
Panama To Costa Rica + Monteverde, Arenal Volcano & Tortuguero
Panama To Costa Rica + Monteverde, Arenal Volcano & Tortuguero
Experience all the wildness and beauty of Costa Rica and Panama on a sweeping adventure through the canal, along the coasts, and inland to a mist-shrouded cloud forest, volcano, lake, and a car-free, jungle village.

 

October in South Africa

October 9 - 17, 2017 (7 Days/6 Nights in Southern Africa)

with Optional Extension to Victoria Falls

October 16 - 20, 2017 (4 Days/3 Nights in Southern Africa

with Optional Extension to Chobe

October 19 - 22, 2017 (3 Days/2 Nights in Botswana)