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Safaris -- Unique Adventures

 

Safaris

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.
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Best of Chilean Patagonia: From Torres del Paine to Cape Horn
Optimize your Chilean Patagonia experience with a land and sea expedition. Spend three days at the superb Tierra Patagonia Hotel to savor the grandeur of Torres del Paine's sunrises and sunsets, its iconic landscapes, and profusion of wildlife.
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.
Norwegian Fjords and Scottish Isles
On a voyage aboard the new National Geographic Endurance, sail across the North Sea in the wake of legendary explorers and seafarers, traveling from Norway's breathtaking fjords and snow-dusted mountains to Scotland's rolling green hills and ancient ruins.
12 Day New Zealand Scenic Sights
Experience premier escorted touring plus independent touring from Auckland to Christchurch.
23 Day Magnificent New Zealand
This is the perfect New Zealand journey for those who desire to explore the North and South Islands. With comprehensive sightseeing inclusions and leisure time, and guaranteed small group touring, it covers all the key destinations in a Premier Escorted Vacation.
Discover Tasmania
Come take a walk on Australia's wild side on its island state, Tasmania. Separation from the mainland left this natural world uncompromised by a significant industrial presence. Its ecological freedom has prospered with thriving wildlife, deserted beaches, rugged mountains, wild rivers, and cool rainforests. Join worldwide nature lovers reaching the shores of this once overlooked state to discover a world entirely of its own.
Gorillas of Uganda
This incredible itinerary leads you on a journey tracking these peaceful primates in their natural habitats as you discover the Gorillas of 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!
13 Day Australian Highlights
Revealing sprawling red desert landscapes, turquoise tropical waters and buzzy cosmopolitan cities, this diverse journey is one that ticks all the boxes.
Samburu & Mara Fly-in Safari
Enchanting East Africa
Explore the wildlife-rich plains of the Maasai Mara - Kenya's premier game reserve and home to all of the big five.Discover the spice island of Zanzibar - the perfect place to unwind at the end of a safari.Experience the magic of the Seronera valley in the heart of the central Serengeti, and enjoy direct access to the wildlife and bush from your luxury unfenced camp.Enjoy an unparalleled experience with the giraffes vying for your attention at the breakfast table, the front door and even your bedroom window.
Luxury in New Zealand
Be taken to the farthest reaches of this mysterious land as you wine and dine beside panoramic vistas. Luxury in New Zealand brings you deeper into Kiwi culture than you thought possible. Jet off on a helicopter ride over Milford Sound, relax and unwind in beautiful Wairarapa and marvel at the majesty of Canterbury. Luxury lodges, set next to picturesque backdrops are in store for you as you traverse this one-of-a-kind country in style.
New Zealand Explorer
Action packed and ready to take you on a wild ride, New Zealand Explorer brings you to the adventure. A three day inclusive escorted tour - complete with Kiwi guides - takes you around the stunning Coromandel Peninsula. Get prepared to get outdoorsy, as you explore beautiful beaches, see spectacular scenery, famous Hot Water Beach and Karangahake Gorge. Head South to check out the mountainous Milford Sound and the grand glaciers at Franz Josef. These 11 nights will be sure to show you what makes New Zealand such a stunning natural phenomena.
South Africa: Wine & Wildlife
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.
Thailand Discovered
Rambunctious cities, religious sanctuaries, ancient kingdoms and tropical beaches contribute to this well-rounded Thailand trip. Explore the bustling city of Bangkok, visiting temples, a floating market and cruise the extensive canals. Chill out in Chiang Mai, a tranquil town in northern Thailand; the perfect place to visit elaborate temples and feast at a local night market. Relax in Phuket, a Thai beach haven with incredible views of the famed limestone structures, isolated beaches and top notch snorkeling. Thailand Discovers combines all of the best of Thailand all into one extensive itinerary to make sure you won’t miss anything in this beautiful country!
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.
East Coast Spectacular
Stretch down the eastern coastline, absorbing culture, scenery, and a whole lot of sun on our East Coast Spectacular tour. Hitting all the major spots up the coast, you’ll experience Melbourne, the metropolitan cultural center of Australia, the natural beauty of Tasmania, the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef, the iconic sights of Sydney and so much more! City life is great – that’s why we’ll have time to explore thee of the major cities – but there’s much more for you to see in Australia. Whether you’re enjoying the Koalas and Kangaroos, in the Wild tour (a perfect opportunity to appreciate Australia’s diverse wildlife), the Po...
12 Day New Zealand South Island Explorer
Discover the incomparable scenery of New Zealand's South Island.
Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Islander + Peru's Land of the Inca
Embark on a sweeping adventure that encapsulates all the wildness of Galápagos travel balanced with cultural and historic experiences of Machu Picchu & the Land of the Inca.
Kenya & Tanzania Highlights
Experience the Masai Mara, considered by many to be Africa's greatest wildlife reserve. This is the adventure of a lifetime with a panorama of vast natural spectacle at every turn. The itinerary includes Africa's most fabled game parks including the Olduvai Gorge, an archeological site excavated by the Leakeys.
South Africa's Natural Wonders 2019
Explore the wildlife rich Shamwari Game Reserve, one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa, and home to the coveted Big Five.Discover the breathtaking scenery of the Cape of Good Hope and see the amusing antics of the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach.Experience an eco boat cruise, in search of South Africa's Marine Big Five, southern right whales, great white sharks, bottlenose dolphins, Cape fur seals and African penguins.Enjoy a variety of nature-based guided adventures, 4x4 flower safaris, horse riding and quad biking through forests and valleys.
Ngorongoro Crater
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.
GAIA Hotel & Reserve
Gaia Hotel and Reserve is located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, and sits on a vast tract of lowland coastal forest, teeming with spectacular and rare wildlife.
15 Day Discover Australia and New Zealand
Embark on a leisurely adventure ablaze with colour. Meander past ancient totems, modern icons and breathtaking natural wonders, enjoying a bit of ‘fair dinkum' fun along the way.
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.
Affordable South Africa in Depth
This well balanced journey starts with several days in beautiful Cape Town, includes the Cape Peninsula and famous Kruger National Park, where you enjoy game drives and ends in South Africa's largest city Johannesburg, where among other sites you visit Soweto famed for its struggle against Apartheid.
Whales & Wildness: Spring in the Sea of Cortez
The Sea of Cortez in spring is among the best times and places to see a great variety of whales-humpback, sperm, fin, Bryde's, and blue whales-plus large aggregations of dolphins. Sail the Sea of Cortez, exploring its many islands free from tourist infrastructure and designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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 metropolis has to offer.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Extension
Venture to the commanding kingdom of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. 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.
Tantalizing Tanzania 2019
Explore the famed Serengeti plains, the greatest wildlife region of East Africa, in search of migratory herds of zebras and wildebeest and their territorial predators: lion, leopard and cheetah.Discover the spectacular scenery created by gigantic baobabs silhouetted against the African sky.Experience the descent into the most unique caldera in the world: Ngorongoro Crater, often called the Eden of Africa.Enjoy wildlife viewing in Lake Manyara renowned for its seasonal pink flamingos coloring its shores, as for its nimble monkeys and tree climbing lions.
Simba Safari (Wednesday & Friday Departure)
Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Argentina's Staten Island
This carefully curated expedition offers the peak experiences of Patagonia and its surrounding environs in a compact timeframe. Discover the fjords, glaciers, and panoramic vistas that make Chilean Patagonia one of the most lauded nature destinations on Earth.
South African Tapestry 2019
Explore the striking scenery and prolific wildlife from your private game lodge on twice-daily game activities. Don't forget your binoculars!Discover an ecological oasis with ancient sandstone formations and bushman rock art paintings dating as far back as 10,000 years.Experience sunrise views of the Indian Ocean from the charming Oyster Box in Durban and sunset views of the Atlantic Ocean from the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town.Enjoy award-winning hotels and luxury lodges as they pamper you throughout your visit.
Uganda & Rwanda in Depth
Best of Tanzania
This itinerary celebrates access to the reserves throughout Tanzania. Wildlife abounds with ample opportunity to experience mountain biking, a village visit, a forest hike or a short nature walk. Archeology enthusiasts will be fascinated by a visit to Olduvai Gorge where Dr. Leakey conducted extensive excavations.
Golden Triangle and Ranthambhore - Category A
11 Day Outback Adventure
Discover the legendary Australian Outback on a fascinating northbound journey through the Red Centre to tropical Darwin in the Top End.
23 Day Magnificent New Zealand
This is the perfect New Zealand journey for those who desire to explore the North and South Islands. With comprehensive sightseeing inclusions and leisure time, and guaranteed small group touring, it covers all the key destinations in a Premier Escorted Vacation.
Explore Patagonia - Chile
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.
Australia and Fiji
Concrete meets sand in this combined itinerary featuring the breathtaking island of Fiji and some of Australia's most fascinating cities. Start off the journey by exploring the famed cosmopolitans of Australia. Travel to Melbourne and experience Aussie wildlife and the energy that makes up this vibrant and fast-paced city. Next, take off to the iconic city of Sydney and see the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and some of the best views in town. After your Aussie adventure, wind down with a retreat to Fiji. Spend your days lazing away under the Fijian sun and lapping in the crystal clear waters of this island paradise. You are sure to discover the perfect combination of bustling ...

 

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)