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Safaris -- Unique Adventures

 

Safaris

14-Day Authentic Alaska - Southbound 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.
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. Please note, from January until 31 May for the Greater Chobe National Park DumaTau will replace Kings Pool as Kings pool is closed for refurbishment. From 1 June, Kings pool will reopen and the package will then continue with that camp.
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.
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.
Southern Africa Wildlife Wonderland
Explore the striking scenery and prolific wildlife from your private game lodge on twice-daily game activities. Don't forget your binoculars!Discover the intriguing world of the Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland delta, as you explore by mokoro, motorboat and open safari vehicle.Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Cape of Good Hope and see the amusing antics of the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach.Enjoy a leisurely sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River, and join in the end-of-day ritual which sees wildlife head to the river for their last drink of the day.
Australia Uncovered
Discover the hidden heritage of Down Under as you travel to unique Aussie locations and link up with Aboriginal guides. Visit the chic city of Melbourne and explore her metropolitan highlights as well as encounter unique Aussie wildlife on the outskirts of the city. Marvel at the magnificent Ayers Rock, a sight sure to overwhelm all of your senses as you begin to understand why it's so treasured by the local cultures. End your adventure in the iconic city of Sydney as you explore the famed sights and landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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 chauffer yourself to quaint towns, through beautiful mountains and across scenic valleys.
18 Day Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand
On this grand, wide-ranging journey, you'll explore the two diverse and fascinating nations that lie on the shores of the Tasman Sea.
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.
15 Day Outback Adventure
Discover the legendary Australian Outback on a fascinating northbound journey from Adelaide, through the Red Centre and on to tropical Darwin in the Top End.
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.
Splendors of Africa 18 Days
Monteverde + Costa Rica And Panama
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.
South Africa and Victoria Falls and Chobe Princess River Cruise
This fully escorted tour includes 3 nights in Cape Town, 2 nights at a Kuzuko private game lodge in Addo National Park, 3 nights in Kruger National Park, a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, and much more.
Taste of Australia
Satisfy your senses on this Aussie adventure. Enjoy the crystal clear waters and white sand beaches of the Whitsunday Islands, traverse the lush Daintree Rainforest and explore two of Australia’s best cities. Some highlights include a full day tour of Kangaroo Island, where you can get up close and personal with this iconic Australian animal, and a tour of tour of the world class city of Sydney. The perfect combination of beaches, wildlife and city life, Taste of Australia is the perfect sampling of it all.
Arctic Exploration: A Voyage to Iceland, East Greenland, and Norway
Embark the new, state-of-the-art National Geographic Endurance for an epic journey from the remote reaches of Iceland to the rugged, ice-sculpted shores of Greenland and the spectacular fjords of Norway.
Under Kenyan Skies 2019
Explore two distinct iconic wildlife regions, Laikipia and the Maasai Mara in open vehicle day and night game drives, guided walks, horseback safaris, and visits to community and conservation projects.Discover the unique customs, colorful adornments and evolving culture of the friendly Maasai and Samburu tribes.Experience the serenity of sleeping under the endless night sky in handcrafted four poster beds on raised wooden platforms.Enjoy meeting your orphaned foster elephant at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Amazon Brazil: Ecopark Jungle Lodge
A natural pool, a private beach, a chill-out zone with hammocks…picture yourself in a rainforest paradise. Possibilities for adventure abound with excursions available that include a canoe trip to the confluence of the Amazon and Negro Rivers, a walk through the Monkey Forest and visiting an indigenous community.
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.
Australia New Zealand Encounter
A sampling of these two Pacific gems, Australia New Zealand Encounter is the perfect opportunity to see what these two have to offer. New Zealand's South Island is an adventure enthusiast's paradise. Cruise through Milford Sound taking in the panoramic views. If you're looking for a rush, take a leap of faith on bungee jump, go fast on a jet boat or opt for a helicopter tour. Spend a day at sea on a Great Barrier Reef tour; snorkeling with the local sea life or lazing on the boat. Get familiar with Sydney; take a photo in front of the Sydney Opera House, stroll along Sydney Harbour or check out one of Sydney's beautiful beaches.
Wild California Escape: Channel Islands National Park
We've teamed up with exhale to create a 5-day Wildness + Wellness adventure in the remote and remarkable Channel Islands. Board the National Geographic Sea Lion, your floating base camp, in Los Angeles, and head for three of the five wildlife-rich islands which make up Channel Islands National Park, plus Catalina Island.
Southern Treasures
Explore Australia's magnificent treasures and go deep down under to the southeastern corner to discover the beauty of Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania. Southern Treasures takes you on a wild drive through the beaches of Jervis Bay and Merimbula, the serene Gippsland Lakes and the natural beauty of Phillip Island. While in Sydney, explore the Blue Mountains on a full-day tour where you'll have the opportunity to have your photo taken with a koala, see some of Australia's famous animals and marvel at some of the spectacular views in the regions unrivaled valleys. Finish up your time in Melbourne. Enjoy food and wine, coffee shops and pints and stunning architecture in southern Australia's sou...
South Island Sampler
If you desire a delightful medley of adventures, cozy city communities and natural beauty then South Island Sampler is for you. Day one brings you to Christchurch, the largest city on the South Island. Delight in the Botanic Gardens along the bank of the River Avon or enjoy a romantic interlude in the area. Get gutsy and opt for a helicopter flight over Mt. Cook or just enjoy the magnificent scenery from the ground below. Milford Sound is on deck, Cruise along the Tasman Sea and take in stunning vistas of waterfalls, rainforests, mountains and seals. Finish up in Queensland, the adventure capital of New Zealand. Bungee jumping, jet boating, rafting and more are an adrenaline junkie's drea...
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.
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.
Exploring Costa Rica: Cloud Forest to the Caribbean
Discover the wild, rugged beauty of Costa Rica's mountains, the Caribbean coast, and much more on an inland adventure inland to a mist-shrouded cloud forest, volcano, lake, and a car-free, jungle village.
Livingstone, Zambia Extension
A journey filled with animal interaction and astonishing nature, Livingstone, Zambia, is your gateway to adventure. Cruise down the Zambezi River taking in the incredible vistas of the raw African Bush. Marvel at Victoria Falls as 650 million liters of water crash into the chasm below. There is no shortage of animals to lay your eyes on; be on the lookout for crocs, hippos and diverse bird life. This extension is the perfect addition to your Swain Destinations African itinerary.
All Over New Zealand
Explore some of the most amazing scenery, attractions and culture as we take you All Over New Zealand. See what this wonderful country has to offer in a 17 night all-encompassing itinerary taking you to remarkable cities and showing you stunning scenery; a perfect combination of rural town traversing and outdoor exploring. Pump up your adrenaline on a jet boat, climb on the rugged Franz Josef Glacier and go deep into the Waitomo Caves. Wind down in Wellington, Dunedin and Queenstown and fall in love with New Zealand.
13 Day East Coast Islands & Rainforest
Explore the epic coastline of Eastern Australia on a journey that takes you from buzzy cosmopolitan Sydney to the glitzy Gold Coast and laid-back Noosa.
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.
Baja California and the Sea of Cortez: Among the Great Whales
Each year California gray whales pause during their migrations to birth and nurse their calves in the Bahía Magdalena lagoons.
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.
Ecuador and Peru (Deluxe Class - Join-in-Tour)
An African Extravaganza
Traverse the continent with tribal encounter, wildlife safaris and iconic city quests with An African Extravaganza. Travel to Kenya, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa as you get wild searching for the ‘Big 5' and beyond. An African safari is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you'll get to experience in four countries. Take in the diverse cultures, raw wilderness and beautiful backdrops as you explore these untouched lands.
12 Day New Zealand South Island Explorer
Discover the incomparable scenery of New Zealand's South Island.
Discover New Zealand and Australia
Discover the best of what both New Zealand and Australia have to offer. Bare witness to ancient natural wonders in New Zealand as you journey through this modern-day middle earth. Then, head Down Under and tour Australia's iconic sights and energetic cities. Stay active while enjoying a variety of authentic and adventurous activities mixed with ample relaxation, all while retreating to the comfort and hospitality of some of the most luxurious accommodations as you Discover New Zealand and Australia.
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.
Simba Safari (Wednesday & Friday Departure)
11-Day Fairbanks Denali Express - Northbound 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.
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.
Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard
Follow Norway's fjord-carved coast, from the charming town of Bergen, past the North Cape to the ice and wildness of the Svalbard archipelago, for a perfect balance between the charmingly scenic and the spectacularly wild. Explore Tromso and Bear Island on the way to Svalbard in the high Arctic, where polar bears prowl and walruses haul out on rocky shores.
India In Depth
Get ready to be awestruck by this incredible country as we take you to India In Depth. Taking you all over this one-of-a kind country, you'll discover the contributing factors that make this country so alluring. Marvel at the grandeur of the Taj Majal and discover the dynamic city of Mumbai. Bustling, flavorful and full of color, you'll see India from the inside out on this journey through its history, sights, monuments and more.
Wild Galápagos Escape
Pack a ton of adventure into one action-packed week on these select departures, available only aboard the 48-guest National Geographic Islander. With multiple adventures each day on land and undersea-including options for walks and hikes, kayaking, paddle-boarding and snorkeling-you'll be assured of the full Lindblad-National Geographic Galápagos experience, but in less time, on these shorter expeditions.
Uganda & Rwanda in Depth
Sossusvlei Adventure (By Air - Deluxe class)
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)