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African Colours

Kaleidoscope

14 nights / 15 days

AN EXPEDITION BY PRIVATE AIRCRAFT 

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“Africa touched my soul already during the flight: from up there it seemed an ancient bed of humanity. And at 4,000 meters, sitting on the clouds, it seemed me that it was a seed carried by the wind.”

Saul Bellow

1 night Johannesburg | 2 nights Skeleton Coast | 2 nights Masai Mara| 

3 nights Serengeti | 3 nights Mahe, Seychelles | 3 nights Des Roches | Seychelles

15

Days 

5

Destinations

Private

Departure

Light

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Highlights

  • Helicopter Transfers to and from The Westcliff in Johannesburg

  • Discover the desert adapted wildlife on the Skeleton Coast in the Namib Desert

  • Experience the towering dunes in a 4X4

  • A guided walking safari on the Rift Valley Escarpment

  • Discover the secrets of the Masai People

  • Guided game drives and walks in the Masai Mara

  • Hot Air Balloon Safari in the Serengeti

  • Private Photographic Guide & Vehicle

  • Diving, Snorkelling and Fishing on Mahe

  • Private flights by Jet and Light Aircraft throughout

This itinerary can be curated to your bespoke requirements.  Alternative commencement and destination cities available on request.

International flights to and from Johannesburg are excluded as are visa charges.

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Day One |

Start your Journey in Johannesburg

Welcome to Johannesburg, the bustling metropolis and a South African powerhouse.  Upon arrival at O R Tambo International Airport, you will be met and transferred to the Four Seasons Westcliff Hotel for one night. 

If you are arriving by private jet, we can arrange for a helicopter transfer from Lanseria International Airport (optional). Relax at the hotel or why not take one of our optional excursions such as a visit to the moving Apartheid Museum or delve into life in South Africa's largest township, Soweto. 

This evening, relax at the Four Seasons Westcliff and enjoy dinner at the hotel.

 

 

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ACCOMMODATION

Four Seasons The Westcliff

Four Seasons Westcliff feels like a chic hillside village, with nine sun-splashed villas woven with courtyards, fountains and gardens.

Take a ride up the glass elevator for dinner and drinks at View, meet friends for a traditional braai (barbecue) at Flames, or simply step out onto your room’s balcony to enjoy a quiet moment as you admire the endless canopy of jacaranda trees that stretches out before you, which, come springtime, will blanket our northern suburb streets in a sea of purple blooms.

Day Two |

Skeleton Coast

After breakfast, a transfer by helicopter directly from the Four Seasons Westcliff to Lanseria Airport to meet your private jet for your flight to Windhoek, the Capital of Namibia.   

Upon arrival in Windhoek and completing customs and immigration formalities, you will transfer to a light aircraft for your flight to Mowe Bay Airstrip in the Skeleton Coast.  

A transfer by four wheel drive vehicle to one of the world's most exciting new lodges - Shipwreck Lodge - your home in the desert for two nights. 

Dinner most probably al-fresco this evening.

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Shipwreck Lodge

The innovative design of the lodge echoes the ghostly remains of the derelict ships — pale wooden frames jut from the sands at striking angles.

Inside, however, the rooms are spacious and modern, with generous windows to allow you to drink in the views of this pristine swathe of wilderness. The rooms are solar powered, though there are wood burning stoves to stave off the Atlantic morning chill. The central area of the lodge also mimics the remains of a long-wrecked boat, but the interior boasts a wealth of comfortable seating and images illustrating the coast’s deadly history. Wide windows and a wrap-around deck allow guests to admire uninterrupted views of the rippled dunes and crashing waves beyond.

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Day Three |

Skeleton Coast

“The earth is not ours, it is a treasure we hold in trust for future generations”
Namibia proverb

Reality of contrasting landscapes, boundless deserts, rich of colours, animal and natural species able to adapt to live in one of the most arid and inhospitable places of the planet. Lions, black rhinos, elephants have adapted their physical characteristics and habits to the extreme environmental conditions of this fascinating country.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THE EXPERIENCE

  • The Benguela Current of the Atlantic Ocean clashes with the dune and desert landscape of north-western Namibia.

  • The Skeleton Coast with its huge numbers of stranded whales that lost their life here

  • The desert-adapted wildlife: elephants, rhinos, desert lions, brown hyenas, jackals, giraffes, seals, oryx, kudus and zebras.

  • Mowe Bay seal colony – Flamingo pools

  • Hoarusib River and the Clay Castel

  • Sundowner drive to the dunes

  • Conservancy Tour in 4×4

Day Four |

Masai Mara

After breakfast we cross the African Continent flying first to Windhoek to meet our private jet then on to Nairobi and a hop into the Masai Mara.  We touch down at Angama Mara's airstrip.  

 

Maasai Mara, also known as Masai Mara, and locally simply as The Mara, is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from afar: "Mara" means "spotted" in the local Maasai language of Maa, due to the many trees which dot the landscape.

It is world-renowned for its exceptional populations of lions, leopards, cheetahs and elephant, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, Thomson's gazelle and other antelope, to and from the Serengeti every year known as the Great Migration.

We check-in at the stunning Angama Mara camp for 2 nights.

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ACCOMMODATION

Angama Mara

A remarkable safari lodge inspired by the Swahili word for ‘suspended in mid-air’. Located high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, The Lodge overlooks Kenya’s Maasai Mara, considered by many as the loveliest game reserve on the continent.  Angama Mara’s elegant and classical tented suites all boast breath-taking views and 11m wide floor-to-ceiling glass fronts.

  • Accommodation in All Inclusive (excluding French champagne & Reserve wines)

  • Emergency medical evacuation

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Day Five  |

Masai Mara

The children were very young, men and women all seemed to be of the same age. There were no old people. They all seemed to be our greatest friends […] big and straight in their brown skins, with their massive hanging braids, their faces dyed in brick-red, leaning on their spears, following us with looks and smiling”. E.H.

 

Named in honour of the Maasai people who call this corner of Africa home, the Mara is world renowned for its exceptional populations of lion, leopard, cheetah, herds-a-thousand-strong of buffalo, the rare black rhino and a thriving elephant population.

West of the Mara River, beneath the Oloololo escarpment and bordered by Tanzania to the south lies the jewel of this great reserve: the Mara Triangle. Not only is this the most productive part of the entire Serengeti-Mara ecosystem in terms of grass nutrition, but it is also spectacularly scenic. The huge grassy plains are dotted with widely spaced Balanites trees that give the landscape an almost manicured look, which together with the steep-sided escarpment and broad Mara River, provides a breath-taking backdrop for wildlife photographers.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THE EXPERIENCE

  • All Guided safari in Mara triangle

  • Guided walking safaris on Rift Valley escarpment

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Site of the annual wildebeest migration

  • Iconic landscapes of open savanna

  • Maasai cultural encounters

Day Six |

Serengeti

Today we take a number of short hops by light aircraft as we fly on to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania via Nairobi with another short hop to the Seronera strip before checking in at the utterly stunning One Nature Tented Camp, Serengeti.

Serengeti National Park is a large conservation area in the north of Tanzania. The park flows over into neighboring Kenya where it's known as the Masai Mara.

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ACCOMMODATION

One Nature Serengeti

Luxurious and refined lodge located in one of the areas with the highest density of wildlife in the Serengeti.
Nestled in the savannah and surrounded by unmissable views, this camp which is halfway between a luxury lodge and a Safari Camp will offer you a unique experience.
Your stay will surely be filled with not only breathtaking sights, but also with mouth-watering gastronomic delights.

SERVICES & FACILITIES INCLUDED

  • Laundry service

  • Wifi

  • Selection of premium wines

  • Champagnes, spirits and a large selection of cocktails made of premium alcohol

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Day Seven & Eight |

Serengeti

“Golden yellow symbolizes sacredness, divinity, revealed truth.”
This is why when you arrive at Serengeti you feel you have arrived in a sacred place, in the sanctuary of nature.

The Serengeti National Park, one of the oldest ecosystems on earth, is undoubtedly home to one of the most unique wildlife shows in the world: the Great Migration. One of ‘The Ten Wonders of The Natural World’.

Spend two days in the this wonderful region of Africa.  On one day, arise early for a morning Hot Air Balloon Safari over the African Savannah.  All other game activities, game drives and walks are included.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The iconic wilderness safari destination

  • A front-row seat to the Great Migration

  • High biological diversity – home to over 100 mammals

  • Rewarding year-round adventure and intimate wildlife experiences

  • Private photographic guide and vehicle

Day Nine |

The Seychelles

After breakfast, a light aircraft transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport to meet your Private Jet flight to Mahe Island, Seychelles.  Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Four Seasons Mahe Seychelles for 3 nights. 

Mahé is the largest and most populous island in the Seychelles, home to 90% of the country's population and its largest airport.

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ACCOMMODATION

Four Seasons Resort at Mahe

A gentle ocean breeze floats up the granite hillside and into your treehouse villa, reminding you to take it slow. Here in Seychelles, we want you to experience our secluded island Eden at your own pace, whether it’s just the two of you or the whole extended family.

Secluded and decadently luxurious, Four Seasons Seychelles offers treehouse-style villas scatted amidst the lush hillside, hugging a stretch of beach. The calm waters of the private bay are perfect for swimming. Dive and snorkel the vivid colours of underwater reefs, power down with a full moon massage or simply sink into the bliss of your own private infinity pool.

SERVICES & FACILITIES INCLUDED

  • Accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis

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Day Ten & Eleven |

Mahe, Seychelles

The turquoise of the sky dives and disappears into the emerald blue of the sea gently caressing coasts of white and very fine sand, shaded by majestic palm trees and architecturally decorated with granite boulders rounded by the wind.  115 islands scattered in the thousand shades of blue of the Indian ocean where the sea blends with the blue sky of Africa.

Enjoy two days of spellbinding beaches and atolls.  Relax at the hotel, enjoy diving, snorkelling or fishing or take advantage of the resorts outstanding spa.

Day Twelve |

Des Roches, Seychelles

After breakfast, a private transfer to the stunning Des Roches Island and the Four Seasons Des Roches.

Four Seasons Deroches Island is the only resort on this captivating coral island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, where the beaches belong to no one and everyone at the same time.

On Desroches Island, there is nothing to distract you from tranquillity, save for the sound of birds singing and an ocean breeze that invites you to come a little closer. We’re the only resort on this captivating coral island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, where the beaches belong to no one and everyone at the same time. Our rustic villas and suites are intimate retreats and will make you feel like a castaway who has struck gold.

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Four Seasons Des Roches

Perfect for couples seeking additional space for privacy and relaxation, all Villas include a combined living room and bedroom and open onto spacious terraces with a 19-square-metre pool overlooking lush private gardens.

Idyllically remote, this new luxurious island retreat offers secluded pool villas, a soft sandy beach and world-class service. Unforgettable experiences are assured with outstanding diving, a Giant Tortoise sanctuary and heavenly treatments at the organic spa. Putting the famous Four Seasons hospitality and the heart of everything they do making you feel like the star you are.

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Day Thirteen & Fourteen |

Des Roches, Seychelles

Enjoy two days on this unspoilt paradise.  Facilities include:

Beachside pool, nine mile beach, two restaurants, a deli and a bar. Spa, yoga, gym, watersports, diving, kids club and te

Day Fifteen |

Johannesburg

After breakfast, a transfer to Victoria Airport to meet your private jet flight to Johannesburg.  Other departure airports available on request.

All our Iconic Journeys can be tailormade so please contact us to create a bespoke itinerary just for you. 

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What's Included

Your Iconic Journey Includes: 

Private Jet/Light Aircraft Flights | All transfers to and from Airports | Arrival transfer to the Four Seasons Westcliff | 1 night at the Four Seasons West Cliff on a Bed & Breakfast basis |  helicopter transfer to Lanseria Airport | 2 nights accommodation at Shipwreck Lodge All-Inclusive basis including laundry and premium brand drinks |  2 nights accommodation at Angama Mara on an All-Inclusive basis| 3 nights at One Nature in an All inclusive | 3 nights accommodation Four Seasons Mahe Bed & Breakfast | 3 nights accommodation Four Seasons Des Roches Bed & Breakfast | Park Entrance Fees | Aircraft Crew Expenses | Airport Departure Taxes.

Your Iconic Journey Excludes: 

Items of a personal nature | Meals and Drinks not mentioned above | Laundry if not included above | Gratuities | National Park Fees where these cannot be prepaid. Commercial airfare between your home city and departure/arrival destination | accident/baggage/cancellation insurance | Passport and visa fees | Inoculation,  testing and medication costs

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Your Flights

We operate a varied fleet and your specific aircraft type may vary from city to city.    We offer a range of private jet aircraft as well as turboprops and your Travel Planner will discuss your specific requirements at time of enquiry. 

 

Private flying offers a host of benefits both from a convenience point-of-view as well as health & safety.  To learn more about our Health & Safety Policy and Procedures, please Click Here.

We are also able to assist you with First/Business Class flights to and from your home city as well as exclusive private jet pricing.  

For Online Estimates on Private Jet Flights, CLICK HERE

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