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Safaris -- Unique Adventures

 

Safaris

Sailing the Whale's Highway
Extraordinary Adriatic: Croatia And Slovenia aboard Sea Cloud
It takes the 16-member crew one hour to set the sails, and one hour to take them down again, using muscle, skill, and sailing acumen. This itinerary, as are all Sea Cloud's, is crafted to take advantage of the reliable, prevailing winds that conduct us, in harmony with nature, from point to point, much like ancient explorers.
Swain?s Southern Africa Highlights
An eleven-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 Sabi Sands 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.
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.
India: Land of the Maharajahs
In the congenial company of never more than 16 guests, our engaging native-born guides will expertly present the diversity of Northern India... It's World Heritage monuments, enduring cultural traditions and the wildlife of Ranthambore National Park - home to the elusive Bengal tiger! New for 2020, we have added Varanasi; situated along the sacred Ganges River, this is one of the oldest and most evocative cities in the world!
Classic Southern Africa In-Style
Make your away across South Africa, Botswana and Zambia in Classic Southern Africa In-Style. Center yourself in Cape time; get to know this South African city inside and out on tours taking to you Table Mountain, the Cape Point Nature Reserve and picturesque Cape Winelands. Get wild on safaris in search of big game and adventure. Botswana and Zambia are full of wildlife sure to get your heart racing. Lions, leopard, elephants and buffalo herds are just a few of the game you're bound to see as you set your sights on southern Africa.
Sailing the Whale's Highway
African Romance
Explore Cape Town, one of the world's most beautiful cities; soak up her breathtaking scenery and vibrant, cosmopolitan culture.Discover the white sand beaches and turquoise waters of Mozambique's Bazaruto Archipelago and indulge in four days of idyllic relaxation.Experience the wildlife rich savanna plains on guided nature walks and open 4x4 day and night safari drives.Enjoy the flavors of the Cape Winelands with a classic Cape cuisine tasting tour of Stellenbosch and a farm to fork lunch at Babylonstoren.
The Galapagos by Land + Highlands of Ecuador
Our exclusive combination of the Ecuadoran Highlands and an up-close land-based exploration of the Galapagos Islands features go-any-day flexibility. Discover the natural wonders and enduring traditions of the Andes and then fly to the Galapagos for a 3-night stay at our inviting resort. We include a choice of excursions by land and water so you can experience the amazing flora, fauna and geology of the Galapagos.
Wings Over Africa Safari
The thrills of an East Africa safari featuring Kenya's and Tanzania's finest parks and reserves are uniquely combined with Victoria Falls and the best of South Africa. We include the Winelands, our complete Cape Town experience and the marine life of Grootbos at the tip of Africa! Delightful dining with wine and our luxury hotels, lodges + safari camps complete this ultimate adventure.
East Greenland: Wild Shores of the High Arctic
Greenland's eastern coast is flanked by thousands of icebergs calved from the country's massive ice sheet. Here, we venture into the largest national park in the world-Greenland National Park-to spot polar bears, musk oxen, arctic hare and more.
Baja California: A Remarkable Journey
A Remarkable Journey offers the most comprehensive Baja California and the Sea of Cortez experience available. It is a photo expedition that begins in the gray whale birthing lagoons on the Pacific side of the Baja Peninsula and then ventures into the Sea of Cortez for over a week of exploration.
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Explore Antarctica in expedition style, aboard an authentic expedition ship is an incomparable experience and your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. Lindblad Expedition's pioneering polar heritage and 50 years of experience navigating polar geographies is your assurance of safe passage in one of the wildest sectors of the planet.
Costa Rica's Cloud Forest through the Panama Canal
Explore the wild coastal rain forests of Costa Rica and Panama by expedition ship, sail through the fascinating Panama Canal, and then venture inland to walk the suspended tree canopy bridges and explore the Monteverde cloud forest reserve.
Ultimate Southern Africa Safari
Visit the best big game reserves in all of southern Africa to see the planet's most unbelievable creatures on the Ultimate Southern Africa Safari. Discover the ultimate safari experience in ultimate luxury. Staying at some of the most fabulous lodges in Africa, you will be surrounded by the African plains and big game. There will be no shortage of safari drives, relaxation and excellence as you uncover the beauty of southern Africa.
Wild Alaska Escape: Haines, the Inian Islands & Tracy Arm Fjord
Explore Alaska on an active, exciting expedition to see the region's iconic wildlife and epic landscapes in the compact timeframe of one work week. Take long hikes on world-class trails through forests of towering trees, kayak long routes deep into glacially carved fjords, and raft to an ancient Alaska native village-all with our nimble expedition ship as your moving basecamp.
Borneo Rainforests & Villages Wildlife Safari
You will enjoy leisurely walks every day of up to 5 miles through animal and nature reserves and virgin rainforest. There will also be opportunities to swim and snorkel.
Victoria Falls Sampler
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. This extension is the perfect addition to your Swain Destinations African itinerary.
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.
Sailing the Whale's Highway
Bora Bora Sampler
Travel to paradise and experience island living on these remote tropical havens. Discover the crystal clear waters of this beautiful island nation. Swim with reef sharks, snorkel or simply relax amid some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Watch the sunset, taste the local cuisine and immerse yourself in Tahitian culture with Bora Bora Sampler.
World's Greatest Show & Safari - Serengeti
Explore Ngorongoro Crater, hailed as one of the Natural Wonders of the World, and home to both predator and prey.Discover the beauty of Amboseli with its famous large tusked elephants and views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro.Experience the thrill of tracking Africa's Big Five and watching millions of wildebeest and zebras during their annual migration crossing the Mara River.Enjoy aerial game viewing as you fly between locations maximizing your safari time each step of the way.
Pearls of Polynesia
Offering an abundance of majestic views, stunning ocean water and cultural sights and sounds, the Pearls of Polynesia, Bora Bora, Tikehau and Moorea, are sure to amaze even the most well traversed traveler. Unearth the elegance of Tahiti on some of the most beautiful islands in the South Pacific. Dive in with reef sharks, snorkel with schools of fish or take a trip out to sea. The physical allure of these three unique islands are sure to give you an unforgettable taste of Tahiti.
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.
Wild Baja California Escape: The Whales of Magdalena Bay
Spend several extraordinary days in the company of majestic gray whales in Mexico's Bahía Magdalena, one of the best places in the world to witness interactions between gray whale mothers and their curious calves. On this compact trip, we'll navigate the length of the bay aboard our nimble expedition ship, and set out by Zodiac for thrilling, up-close encounters.
World's Greatest Show & Safari - Mara
Explore Ngorongoro Crater, hailed as one of the Natural Wonders of the World, and home to both predator and prey.Discover the beauty of Amboseli with its famous large tusked elephants and views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro.Experience the thrill of tracking Africa's Big Five and watching millions of wildebeest and zebras during their annual migration crossing the Mara River.Enjoy aerial game viewing as you fly between locations maximizing your safari time each step of the way.
Visions of Zimbabwe Safari
Safari off-the-beaten path in Zimbabwe to explore two of southern Africa's most isolated and undisturbed wilderness areas, plus thrill to the roar of Victoria Falls. The abundant beauty and wildlife will astound you.
The Big Five Safari in Kenya
Our luxury game safari takes you from the shadow of Kilimanjaro and the Mt. Kenya highlands into the most abundant wildlife habitat on Earth.
Wings Over Kenya
Soak in Kenya's diverse wildlife and indigenous cultures far and wide. Track the Big Five as you safari through Kenya's famed National Parks. Find yourself admiring savannahs rich with big game, timeless cultures unchanged by the modern world and equatorial forests. Don't miss the animals that are all around; herds of elephants, giraffes and rhinos, to name a few. Join us on Wings over Kenya for endless opportunities for adventure, discovery, and relaxation.
Wine and Wildlife Discovery
Romance and relaxation are in store for you on this fifteen night adventure. Arrive in Sydney and enjoy a harbor cruise, taking in the gorgeous views and sights from Sydney Harbour. Drive yourself from Sydney to Hunter Valley where quaint farming country and wine tasting await. Once you head down to Adelaide it's time for adventure. Full day tours of Kangaroo Island and the Barossa Valley are on the itinerary. Enjoy the iconic animal of Australia and more wine sampling as you absorb the culture of southern Australia. Wine and Wildlife Discovery combines the great outdoors with Australian culture, the perfect mix of relaxation, fun and sightseeing to give you a real taste of Aussie life.
Voyage to Great Bear Rainforest: Native Culture & Wildlife in the Land of the Spirit Bear
Sail into the narrow, winding fjords of northern British Columbia and enter the domain of the rare Spirit Bear. Hike along its salmon-rich streams, enter forests of towering cedars, and see the protected region's abundant wildlife
Wings Over Kenya In-Style
Soak in Kenya's diverse wildlife and indigenous cultures far and wide. Track the Big Five as you safari through Kenya's famed National Parks. Find yourself admiring savannahs rich with big game, timeless cultures unchanged by the modern world and equatorial forests. Don't miss the animals that are all around; herds of elephants, giraffes and rhinos, to name a few. Join us on Wings Over Kenya In-Style for endless opportunities for adventure, discovery, and relaxation in luxury.
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.
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 excursion to this expansive reef complex allow...
A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii
Embark on a 15-day adventure between Sitka, Alaska, and Seattle, Washington exploring three of the most appealing wild regions in the Pacific Northwest: Alaska's Inside Passage, coastal British Columbia, and Haida Gwaii.
Namibia's Wilderness
Amidst some of the most remarkable landscapes in Africa including the towering red dunes of Sossusvlei and the oldest desert on Earth, our luxury safari promises up-close encounters with remarkable wildlife, including rare desert-adapted species of elephant, giraffe, lion and rhino.
Wild Alaska Escape: LeConte Bay, Wrangell & the Misty Fjords
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.
Polar Bears of Churchill
The peak of summer is the only time that you can see both Polar Bears and Beluga Whales as they come to the shores and coastal waters of Hudson Bay. And with only 16 guests, the smallest groups on tour in Canada, our exclusive itinerary features 4 nights at the famed Lazy Bear Lodge; with this unhurried stay, we can take you out by land and water for multiple up-close encounters with two of the most amazing animals on the planet.
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.
Wild Alaska Escape: Haines, the Inian Islands & Tracy Arm Fjord
Explore Alaska on an active, exciting expedition to see the region's iconic wildlife and epic landscapes in the compact timeframe of one work week. Take long hikes on world-class trails through forests of towering trees, kayak long routes deep into glacially carved fjords, and raft to an ancient Alaska native village-all with our nimble expedition ship as your moving basecamp.
Gorillas of Rwanda
Our Private Rawanda gorilla trek features deluxe hotels, 7 meals, park permits and expert guides, and all on-tour transportation.
14-Day Authentic Alaska - Northbound Cruisetour
​​​​​​​The most complete tour of Denali and Alaskan life in the past and present. For the active, outgoing guest, this tour offers spectacular vantage points of Mt. McKinley with time to purchase an optional all-day fishing excursion.
Moorea and Bora Bora Sampler
Turquoise waters, emerald vistas and pearly corals make our Moorea and Bora Bora Sampler a breathtaking masterpiece. Uncover the spectacular bays, white sand beaches and crystalline lagoons of Moorea, a South Pacific gem. Unearth Bora Bora, getting up close and personal with reef sharks, snorkeling off the shore and basking in the sun, the perfect way to spend your days in this picturesque paradise.
Sydney, Reef and Rainforest
Visit some of Australia's favorite icons - stay on an island in the Whitsundays surrounded by brilliant white sand and stunning clear ocean. Spend time in the world's oldest rainforest and fall asleep to the sounds of Australian wildlife. Visit Sydney for an exciting city stay, right on beautiful Sydney Harbour with the sparkling Opera House as the backdrop.

 

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)