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Safaris -- Unique Adventures

 

Safaris

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Delta, Rivers and Falls
This wildlife safari highlights some of the best destinations in Southern Africa.
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Family Safari in South Africa
Explore the wildlife rich Shamwari Game Reserve, home to the coveted Big Five and other enchanting creatures. Learn about wildlife conservation at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.Discover Grootbos Nature Reserve on a variety of nature-based guided adventures. Treasure hunt in Milkwood forests, go on horse and pony rides, and explore secret beach caves.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 gingerbread decorating, Africa-themed story-time, special kiddies' bath-time toys and menus while at the Cape Grace.
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Sydney, Rock and Reef
Sydney, Rock and Reef is the ideal embodiment of Australia's most unique and spectacular sights. The Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge highlight this internationally agreed upon premier city. Next, journey into the Outback to find Uluru - the sacred monolith of the local Aboriginals, rich in geological and cultural significance for this desert land. If you're feeling a little parched, water is on the way! Cairns, your final destination, is an aquatic heaven and home to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Fill up on this all-you-can-eat, scenic buffet!
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Rwanda in the Mist
Explore the rich green rainforest environment of Parc National des Volcans.Discover the site of Dian Fossey's primate research when you hike to the remains of her Karisoke Research Center.Experience and observe a magnificent mountain gorilla group as they interact and forage in the forest.Enjoy gracious Rwandan hospitality and sweeping views at your lovely ecolodge.
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Wild Landscapes of Kimberley & South-East Asia
Give in to the temptation of an all-new expedition cruise between the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley region and the sublime islands of East Timor and Indonesia. Set sail aboard Le Lapérouse for an unforgettable 15-day cruise from Broome to Bali.
Swain?s Southern Africa Highlights
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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Family Safari in Botswana
Explore the African bush on a nature walk. Your guide will bring your biology textbook to life, as he points out medicinal plants, animal tracks, and micro ecosystems, and explain how everything is inter-connected.Discover the intricacies of the Okavango Delta at your own pace with an experienced guide. Explore secret channels on boat rides and traditional dugout canoes and the seasonal floodplains in 4x4 safari drives.Experience a walk along the thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, one of the World's Seven Natural Wonders.Enjoy learning about different cultures at the Boma - Dinner and Drum Show. A feast of entertainment with singers, dancers, drummers and face painting.
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Ultimate Botswana Luxury Safari
Explore Cape Town and the surrounding wine regions of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek on privately guided sightseeing tours.Discover the wonderful Linyanti Reserve, well known for its predators and large herds of elephant. Go on morning and afternoon 4x4 drives, nature walks, and for a unique perspective, spend some time in the underground hide.Experience a scenic helicopter flight over the Delta's labyrinthine waterways. Keep your eyes peeled for those special sightings, maybe you will spot a shy sitatunga antelope.Enjoy exclusive, unrivaled flexibility at Xigera Safari Lodge in the heart of the incredible Okavango Delta, with no set times, no itineraries, just the unique chance of explorin...
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Remote Mauritius - Constance Prince Maurice
Visit this volcanic Indian Ocean island, surrounded by turquoise water, deepening to indigo, with palm-fringed beaches of white sand.
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South Africa, Regal Retreat
Explore beautiful Cape Town on privately guided sightseeing tours, including a scenic drive along the sparkling coastline of the Cape PeninsulaDiscover an oasis of calm at the iconic Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, set at the foot of Table Mountain.Experience the joy of interacting with Camp Jabulani's resident elephant herd. Spend time watching them and learning about their individual stories.Enjoy the rhythm of Africa on close wildlife encounters in the Kapama Private Game Reserve.
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Kiwi Highlights
Natural beauty and culture are in full effect on this Kiwi adventure, a 10 night itinerary showcasing the highlights of the Kiwi way of life. Envelope yourself in culture with a "Hangi" dinner and concert and a Twilight Cultural Tour. Become one with nature as you transcend into the grand Waitomo Caves filled with phenomenal glowworms, marvel at the overwhelming beauty of the glaciers at Franz Josef and take in the sweeping vistas at Milford Sound. Get adventurous as you journey through Kiwi Highlights.
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Spectacular South Africa + Victoria Falls
Delightful + Unique! Our exclusive itinerary combines a vineyard stay in the Winelands and our complete Cape Town experience with a 4-day safari at Kruger and the thrill of Victoria Falls. With the finest guides and wonderful meals, our Original Journey is also enhanced by unique activities that you won't find on other tours or safaris.
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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.
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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.
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Enchanting East Africa
Explore the wildlife-rich plains of the Masai 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.
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Journey to South Africa + Victoria Falls (2022 Itinerary)
In the intimate company of never more than 16 guests, our sophisticated and uniquely immersive journey shows you more of South Africa's amazing diversity - on land and water. By night, you'll retreat to private villas and elegant guestrooms at our handpicked luxury properties.
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Ranthambore National Park Tiger Safari
Our 3-day Private safari includes a choice of fine hotels, 6 meals, roundtrip private car transfers from Jaipur, and morning and afternoon game drives in search of the Bengal Tiger.
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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.
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Livingstone Highlights
A journey filled with animal interaction and astonishing nature, Livingstone Highlights, 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.
Classic India In-Style
Get ready to be awestruck by this incredible country as we take you to Classic India In-Style. 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.
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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Secrets of Jordan
Prized for its strategic location, Jordan has endured the presence of numerous civilizations and each has left its historical marks.
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Maasai Mara
Enhance your exploration of Africa with our 4-day Kenya safari deep in the fabled Maasai Mara. Enjoy 3 nights at your choice of luxury safari camp with all meals. Then set out on morning and afternoon game drives with our expert guides for adrenaline-rushing, up-close wildlife sightings.
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Aussie Adventure
Get ready to say G'Day with this captivating Aussie Adventure. Embark on an experience highlighting Australia's most famed regions and iconic land marks. Embrace native heritage and local wildlife as you trek through the Outback in search of your very own cultural awakening. Dive into nature's largest underwater eco-system as you step off the white sand island beaches and into the Great Barrier Reef. Wrap up your Down Under sojourn with a visit to Australia's premier city, Sydney, to explore the renowned Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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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.
Alaska - Voyage to Great Bear Rainforest
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
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Platinum Botswana
Explore the Selinda Reserve, one of Botswana's most prolific wildlife areas boasting staggering wildlife populations year-round. Home to leopard, lion, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, red lechwe, zebra and giraffe, it is also a refuge for some of the more uncommon species such as African wild dog, roan and sable.Discover the Makgadikgadi Pans, a landscape of space and otherworldly vistas in search of unique desert wildlife. Enjoy a blockbuster of activities including quad biking, bushman walks , traditional game drives and meerkat encounters.Experience exclusive, unrivaled flexibility at Xigera Safari Lodge in the heart of the incredible Okavango Delta, with no set times, no itineraries, just...
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Captivating Kenya
Explore Kenya's oldest national park in search of endangered black and white rhino.Discover the untamed beauty of the Mara and the pristine wilderness of the northern frontier.Experience a behind the scenes tour of Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya's first community owned and managed elephant orphanage.Enjoy incredible views of the Matthews Range from your beautifully appointed treehouse nestled in a forest glade.
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Tanzania Ultimate Serengeti Active Safari
This safari trip includes early morning and evening game drives in 4X4 vehicles on roads that can be bumpy and rugged. The walking distance is flexible but you should be prepared to walk on uneven and occasionally muddy terrain. No previous experience is required.
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Kenya + Tanzania: The Great Migration
Our luxury bush camps and lodges have been handpicked to get you closer to Africa's amazing variety of Big Game - and the Great Migration! Encompassing East Africa's finest game parks and reserves and timed to coincide with the peak Migration months, our exclusive wing safari is highlighted by the unfolding drama of the Greatest Show on Earth!
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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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.
Alaska - Homer- Eagle - Wildlife, animals, cruisetour
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.
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The Last Refuge
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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South Africa's Natural Wonders
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.
Mirage Las Vegas Main Exterior
Mirage Las Vegas
The iconic Volcano at the Mirage entrance gives you an explosive welcome. Inside, the 20,000-gallon, 450-fish saltwater fish tank will captivate you. Come face-to-face with bottlenose dolphins, white tigers, white lions, and leopards at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Painting or Yoga with the dolphins are exclusive experiences, unlike any other in Las Vegas. Heated pools with waterfalls, lagoons, lounges and private cabanas are havens of relaxation, while the full-service spa, salon and fitness center will rejuvenate your body and spirit.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Under Kenyan Skies
Explore two distinct iconic wildlife regions, Laikipia and the Masai 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 (online adoption required).
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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Tantalizing Tanzania
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.
Northeast Passage: An Unforgettable Voyage from Norway to Alaska
Northeast Passage: An Unforgettable Voyage from Norway to Alaska
Thrill at remote Siberian shores and far northern archipelagos-including Franz Josef Land, New Siberian Islands and Wrangel Island-little changed since the days of Nordenskjold, Amundsen and intrepid explorers of the last century.
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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.
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
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.
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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.

 

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)