ROAR AFRICA and Emirates Executive Private Jet go beyond first class to introduce the first carbon-neutral “Wildest Dreams” safari. The first of its kind and an epic journey for just 10 privileged guests will transform travelers into visionary change agents for conservation and sustainability.
The inaugural ROAR AFRICA Emirates Executive Private Jet Safari is an extraordinary ‘bucket list’ travel experience designed to preserve and support Africa’s wildlife, wild spaces and communities. This is the first time that the premier airline has partnered with a travel specialist to curate an epic journey, with an ethos rooted in humanity, targeting sustainability and conservation. The life-changing itinerary delivers 10 guests in unbridled luxury to the four iconic African destinations that offer the ultimate adventure and encounters with environmental educators and conservation change makers. Specialist guides, knowledgeable escorts and renowned leaders in a variety of fields provide thoughtful insight throughout the journey. The 12-day safari is priced at $125,000 per person, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Great Plains Foundation.
“It has never been more important than now to curate experiences that facilitate an understanding of how the natural world works, and why and how we should help,” says Deborah Calmeyer, CEO and Founder of ultra-luxe Africa travel specialist ROAR AFRICA. To this end, we have curated this strategic itinerary by working from a place of deep insight and acute understanding of Africa’s many strengths and complexities. We have painstakingly selected profound destinations and intimate wildlife discoveries to reveal what must be done to ensure that Africa’s people, nature and animals survive and thrive. And knowing that time is a non-renewable resource, guests will appreciate the absolute exclusivity and unparalleled ease of travel.
This authentic experience not only sets a new paradigm in ultra-luxe adventure and sustainable travel, but is a robust catalyst for change by facilitating active participation and insightful dialogue between informed, conscious travelers and local communities. Our goal is to change the philosophy and worldview of leaders, and I truly believe this is the greatest and most impactful safari experience on earth … it will make your wildest dreams come true,” she adds.
Providing the sole means of international transport throughout the journey, the Emirates A319 was created for guests who want to go “beyond first class,” and reflects the glamour of a bygone era when air travel was both exclusive and an integral aspect of luxury travel experiences. The jet features 10 private suites, private shower spa and powder room, an expansive lounge which functions as a communal gathering space or restaurant, and a cabin crew committed to providing the highest levels of personal service. Guests will also enjoy screenings of documentaries about Africa from notables such as historian David Attenborough, conservationists Dereck and Beverly Joubert, and environmentalist and filmmaker Craig Foster.
What can only be described as the holy grail of Africa, the transformative and lifechanging itinerary includes taking in Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls (one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World), the Okavango Delta in Botswana (the largest inland delta in the world), Kenya’s Great Migration, and the world’s last wild mountain gorillas in the forests of Rwanda.
Guests will experience spectacular positioning of stellar properties, hand-picked because of their shared vision and commitment to creating a better future, combined with the charm and hospitality of their local communities and residents.
September 22 Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
September 23, 24 Mpala Jena Camp, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
September 25, 26 and 27 Duba Plains Okavango Delta
September 28,29,30 Mara Plains Camp, Maasai Mara, Kenya
October 1,2,3 Singita Kwitonda, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
View complete itinerary here: http://travel.roarafrica.com/print/itinerary-html/9178
Giving Back ROAR AFRICA will be making a substantial donation to The Great Plains Foundation, which will go directly towards conservation education programs for young people who live in and around the areas visited. Guests will experience an intimate connection with where the money is spent, and its positive impact. They will meet the field staff who run and manage these programs, thus gleaning first-hand on the ground insights into what has been made possible through this targeted donation.
Conscious that flying on the new A319 Executive Private Jet creates a significant carbon footprint, ROAR AFRICA is ensuring the entire trip (flights and on-the-ground emissions) will be carbon neutral with high-quality offsets. In addition, there are additional initiatives planned to thread sustainability leadership in to the whole experience.
Chaperones, Guides and Experts The expert chaperones accompanying the group include Deborah Calmeyer; Humphrey Gumbo, ROAR AFRICA’S specialist safari guide with nearly 20 years of professional guiding experience in multiple African countries; and Dr. Ian McCallum, renowned poet, conservationist and psychiatrist who is one of the most eloquent ambassadors for wilderness and wild animals. Guests will also enjoy interacting with other seasoned professionals in their respective fields with extensive knowledge of their African homeland. Included among the notable participants who will impart fascinating facts and keen insights into the regions visited is Zoologist Dr. Lucy King, who will speak to her personal conservation journey with elephants, bees, and villages.
The ROAR AFRICA Emirates Executive Private Jet African Safari will also be offered from August 10 to August 29, 2021; and August 28 to September 7, 2022.
ROAR AFRICA is the absolute leader in ultra-luxe South and East African travel. Based in New York and Cape Town, founder Deborah Calmeyer and her bicultural team curate the most comprehensive and discerning range of storybook experiences.