Thursday, April 24, 2014
Friday, December 6, 2013
Due to newly released special offers I've been able to reduce the cost of this great fully escorted safari by $2000 per person, making the cost $11495 per person twin share. The single supplement is now $1700.
I have now finalised the itinerary for the Great Migration Safari in Kenya and Tanzania for 2014.
This year we will be flying with Qantas and South African Airways. This option may be a little dearer, but last year we found that Kenya Airways did not really provide the service we expected and their connection times were too long.
We have two nights at Nairobi Tented Camp. Full board with game drives.
Two nights at Serena Mountain Village near Arusha. Full board with game drives.
Two nights at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. Full board with one six hour game drive.
Three nights at Nasikia Mobile Camp, Serengeti. Full board with game drives.
Three nights at Sekenani Camp, Masai Mara. Full board with game drives.
One night at Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel with breakfast.
I have also cut out some of the driving that we had to do in rough, dusty conditions on the 2013 Great Migration Safari and replaced these sectors with flights. Indeed, the only way to get into and out of Nasikia is to fly. Again this has increased the cost over last year, but will make the entire safari more comfortable.
The great wildebeest migration usually makes its way from the Northern Serengeti to the Masai Mara in August, crossing various rivers on the way. For this reason we will stay a total of six nights in the area to give us the best chance of witnessing a crossing. This is wild Africa at its unpredictable best, and even if we are not fortunate enough to witness a crossing, the herds of animals are still an moving and unforgettable sight. The herds are of course attended by all the big predators - lion, hyena and if we're lucky leopard. Then there is also a bewildering array of general game including elephants, hippos, giraffes and various species of gazelle and antelope, not to mention the incredible birdlife.
I have chosen comfortable, reasonably priced accommodation, naturally, all with en-suite facilities.
You will find the both the quality and quantity of food excellent and wine, beer and spirits are available throughout and are by no means expensive.
So to sum up. The inclusions are - flights as listed in economy class, all meals, all games drives in two specially adapted four wheel driver vehicles, transfers as required in Africa, 13 nights accommodation in 4 star lodges, tented camps and hotels, professional driver/guides throughout and accompanied from Brisbane by yours truly.
The cost per person for this once in a lifetime experience is $11495 per person twin share. The single supplement is $1700.
The details are as follows.
Qantas flight QF597 Depart Brisbane 1610 Arrive Perth 1950
South African Airways flight SA281 Depart Perth 2350
Thurday 7 August
Arrive Johannesburg 0545
South African Airways flight SA184 Depart Johannesburg 1010 Arrive Nairobi 1510
Full board accommodation at Nairobi National Park Tented Camp.
Friday 8 August
After breakfast met by your Real Africa Safaris Guide for a game drive & Tour of Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.
Saturday 9 August
Monday 11 August
After breakfast we check out and proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation area in time for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation for 2 nights at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
Tuesday 12 August
Breakfast followed by a six hour game drive and crater tour.
The Ngorongoro Crater in
Wednesday 13 August
After breakfast we transfer to Lake Manyara Airstrip. From here we fly to Serengeti National Park. We then transfer to Nasikia Mobile Camp. Here we will spend three nights with two game drives per day
Nasikia’ offers prime locations for game driving and wildlife viewing – even night game drives and wilderness walks. Reading, dreaming, drawing, painting, writing and simply contemplating life is just some other activities where ‘Nasikia’ offer you the ultimate surrounds for creativity.
Famed for its vast tree-less grasslands and excellent wildlife sightings, the endless open plains of
Saturday 16 August
Breakfast and with packed lunches, transfer to the local airstrip. Fly scheduled flight to Tarime. At Tarime transfer by road to Mogori via Isebania Border. At Migori fly a scheduled flight to Masai Mara. On arrival at the local airstrip you will be met by your guides and transferred to Camp .
3 nights at Sekanani Camp, Masai Mara with 2 game drives per day.
Masai Mara National Reserve is the northern extension of
Tuesday 19 August
Depart after breakfast for a road transfer to Nairobi. Afternoon & evening at leisure at The Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel.
Wednesday 20 August
For those guests not staying on for additional arrangements you will be met by your driver at the hotel and transferred to Nairobi International Airport for your departing flight.
South African Airways flight SA185 Depart Nairobi 1600 Arrive Johannesburg 1915
South African Airways flight SA280 Depart Johannesburg 2205
Thursday 21 August
Arrive Perth 1325
Qantas flight QF594 Depart Perth 1625 Arrive Brisbane 2240
Below are links to our accommodation websites.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Meanwhile I'd like to share with you a lovely itinerary put together by The Africa Safari Company. It's a 10 day Luxury South Africa safari and includes a journey on the stunning Blue Train. Here is the full itinerary.
Day 1: Australia – Johannesburg. Depart Australia for Johannesburg. Courtesy shuttle bus to to the Peermont D’Oreale Grande Hotel for overnight, including breakfast.
Day 2: Johannesburg – Kruger National Park. Depart Johannesburg on a short flight to Kruger National Park. Transfer to your lodge for 3 nights accommodation, including all meals and game activities. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in open safari vehicles and return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Accommodation: Lion Sands River Lodge/Shumbalala Game Lodge. Including all meals, park fees, scheduled game activities.
Days 3-4: Kruger National Park. Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives in the beautiful African bush in search of the “Big Five”.
Day 5: Kruger National Park – Pretoria. Morning game drive and breakfast before transfer to airport for flight to Johannesburg. On arrival, transferred to Pretoria. Accommodation: 131 on Herbert Baker Hotel, including breakfast and transfers.
Day 6: The Blue Train – Cape Town. Early this morning, take the courtesy shuttle to Pretoria Station for your night on the Blue Train, travelling in style to Cape Town. Imagine watching the moon rise over the Karoo and waking up to find yourself surrounded by vineyards. The route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a 27-hour journey of 1,600 kilometres, through some of the most diverse and spectacular sceney offered by the African sub-continent. Includes all meals, drinks and activities.
Day 7: Cape Town. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for 3 nights accommodation. Accommodation: Cape Cadogan Hotel/Franschhoek Country House, including breakfast daily.
Days 8–9: Cape Town. Next two days are spent at leisure discovering the beautiful “Mother City” of Cape Town (optional day touring can be prearranged at extra cost).
Day 10: Cape Town – Australia. Leisurely morning before departure transfer to airport for flight back to Australia via Johannesburg.
The cost is only $7895 per person twin share including return flights from Australia.
Price includes: Return airfares & taxes (ex SYD, MEL, ADL, PER, BNE), 1 night in Johannesburg and 1 night in Pretoria, including breakfast and transfers, 3 nights at Game Lodge with all meals, park fees, scheduled game drives, Blue Train with all meals, local brand drinks and activities, plus 3 nights in Cape town, including breakfast and transfers.
Valid for departures: Between 01 Jan and 30 Aug, 2014. Subject to availability and scheduled tour dates.
*Conditions apply. Single room rates upon request. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. Prices correct at 31 August, 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. A deposit of 30% per person is required within 7 days of booking. Packages may be withdrawn without notice. Vaccinations, visas and travel insurance are not included.
As you can see, one of the options you have is to stay at the beautiful Lion Sands private game reserve. I was fortunate enough to spend a couple of nights there in July this year and I can tell you that the accommodation is beautiful, the food is five star quality and, most importantly the game viewing and guides are superb.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
29 January - 14 February 2014
Please join me for an incredible wildlife safari in Tanzania. I will be escorting a small group (maximum 10 passengers) to witness a very special annual event that takes place in the Southern Serengeti. All your comforts and safety is taken care of and I personally escort the group from Brisbane.
At last. Everything is confirmed and I have ten front row seats at one of the most amazing natural wonders this planet has to offer. I am talking about the mass birthing of wildebeest calves in Tanzania's Southern Serengeti. The great wildebeest migration reaches the Ndutu area in January and February and here they give birth to their offspring who will quickly grow strong on the lush grass before their migration back towards the north continues. These huge herds of animals are attended by the predators of the plains, lions, cheetahs and hyenas. This is something everyone should witness at least once in their lives.
The Ndutu region of the Serengeti is the climax of this amazing small group safari, but we will be visiting other great wildlife viewing areas and witnessing some of Africa's most beautiful scenery before having a few relaxing days on the spice island of Zanzibar. Accommodation is in four to five star hotels, lodges and tented camps with en-suite facilities. The safari vehicles are two 4WD specially adapted vehicles. Each passenger will have a window seat and the vehicle's roof opens for the best possible game viewing experience. Each vehicle is driven by a professional driver/guide.
Here is a run down of the basic itinerary.
29 January 2014
Qantas flight QF505 Depart Brisbane 6am Arrive Sydney 8.35am
South African Airlines flight SA7701 Depart Sydney 10.35am Arrive Johannesburg 3.35pm
Transfer to Peermont Mondior Hotel for 1 night accommodation including breakfast.
30 January 2014
Transfer to Johannesburg Airport.
South African Airlines flight SA186 Depart Johannesburg 9.30am Arrive Dar es Salaam 2pm
Regional Air flight Depart Dar es Salaam 4.30pm Arrive Arusha 5.50pm
Transfer to Hatari Lodge for a pre-safari briefing and 2 nights at the lodge including all meals, game drives in Arusha National Park and a short walk to the waterfall.
01 February 2014
We depart for Tanangire National Park for 2 nights at Balloon Camp including all meals and game drives.
03 February 2014
Today we drive to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater - another of the great natural wonders of Africa. Here we stay for 3 nights at the Sopa Lodged perched on the rim with stunning views of the crater itself. We will have 2 six hour game drives in the crater and all meals are included.
06 February 2014
We drive to the Ndutu region of the Serengeti National Park to spend 3 nights at Nasikia Camp with game drives to see the great herds of wildebeest giving birth to their young, the predators and all the other wonderful general game. All meals are included.
09 February 2014
We have a final game drive to the airstrip.
Regional Air flight Depart Ndutu 11.35am Arrive Zanzibar 2.35pm
Transfer to the Zanzibar Serena Inn for 3 nights accommodation including breakfast, a morning historical walking tour of Stone Town and an afternoon Spice Tour.
12 February 2014
Transfer to Zanzibar Airport.
Coastal Airlines flight Depart Zanzibar 1pm Arrive Dar es Salaam 1.20pm
Transfer to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam.
1 night at Southern Sun Hotel Dar es Salaam including breakfast,
13 February 2014
Transfer from hotel to airport.
South African Airlines flight SA189 Depart Dar es Salaam 6.45am
Arrive Johannesburg 9.25am
South African Airlines flight SA7700 Depart Johannesburg 5.50pm
14 February 2014
Arrive Sydney 2.45pm
Qantas flight QF540 Depart Sydney 5.05pm Arrive Brisbane 5.35pm
(Please note that the flights from Sydney to Johannesburg and back are code share flights operated by Qantas aircraft and crew.)
Total cost for all of the above is $11470.00 per person twin share.
Now here is the full accommodation list.
Peermont Mondior, Johannesburg.
Hatari Lodge, Arusha.
Balloon Camp, Tanangire National Park.
Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater.
Nasikia Camp, Serengeti National Park.
Serena Zanzibar Inn, Zanzibar.
Southern Sun Hotel, Dar es Salaam.
For bookings or more information please call me - Peter Emery on 0449 689 447 or drop me an email. firstname.lastname@example.org