By Nico Abote

Africa, faced with many other challenges, she always has one thing you can’t take away from her, the splendour (utukufu in Swahili) of the richest wildlife, the amazing cultures and life shared by its people, uniquely diverse across the continent. Her love for everyone, years later in history, she embraces and welcomes one and all every given opportunity. This is the land of my birth and pride.

ROAR AFRICA and Emirates Executive Private Jet Go Beyond First Class to Introduce the “Greatest Safari on Earth”, set to be A First-of-its-Kind experience Transforming 10 Guests into Change Agents for Conservation and Sustainability. Without doubt, this is one of the greatest opportunities for tourism marketing in all the countries involved in this trip-trail, namely, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Kenya & Rwanda.

‘In this post COVID era, this trip is also the safest safari on earth. Private plane, lodges, with a fully vaccinated crew and all travelers, with seamless PCR testing on hand as we move between countries.’

Learning about this trip while chatting with Deborah Calmeyer, CEO and Founder of ultra-luxe Africa travel specialist ROAR AFRICA, one could only feel the deep passion she carries about everything Safari Africa, the opportunities and a more conscious and driven heart for its environment. She wants the 10 executives to share these experiences with her during the journey of a lifetime.

“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,” she said.

RA_Emirate_1page_Final-with-logo-791x1024 ‘OUT OF THIS WORLD’ EXPERIENCE

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 greatestand most impactful safari experience on earth … it will make your wildest dreams come true,” she adds.

Now, when I looked at the itinerary for the trip, for a moment I tried to imagine myself as one of the 10, not working but so free and with all the time to have nothing but a shared experience during this journey, again, one in a lifetime, that you could potentially live to do once. If you have watched National Geo documentaries like I do, you will feel the foot thumping and constant screams of the Masai Mara Greatest East Africa Migration and the unforgettable thundering roar sounds of the Worlds Top magnificent waterfalls in the culturally rich Zimbabwean safari town, Victoria Falls. Not forgetting to mention, this whole adventure, is proudly in partnership with Emirates, with one of their Executive Private Jets, A319, said to be the only one of its kind in the world. This 12-day safari is priced at $125,000 per person, a unique special experience indeed!

Victoria Falls

Emirates A319 Executive Private Jet
Providing the sole means of international transport throughout the journey (from Dubai to Africa, and to and from the four African countries visited), 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.

The Itinerary – August 17 to 29, 2021

What can only be described as the holy grail of Africa, the transformative and life- changing 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.


Detailed Itinerary, the non-stop experience!

August 17 Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Matetsi, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe August 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 Duba Plains Okavango Delta, Botswana August 23, 24, 25 Mara Plains Camp, Maasai Mara, Kenya August 26, 27, 28 Singita Kwitonda, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda 

Below is more of the information you need prepared by ROAR AFRICA, as you decide on being part of the 10, and how you can contribute to many other good causes associated with this trip.


Giving Back

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. The environmental projects being funded from this journey are:

  • Installation of 69 solar panels in local villages in Rwanda
  • Planting of 1,300 trees
  • Access to fresh water for 3,000 people in Kenya
  • Funding the protection of a rhino calf through Rhinos Without Bordersin Botswana

In addition, there are additional initiatives planned to thread sustainability leadership into the whole experience. 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 groundbreaking offset program.

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 August 26 to September 7 in 2022 and 2023.


About Roar Africa

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 bi-cultural team curate the most comprehensive and discerning range of storybook experiences. Providing the ultimate in insider access with an extraordinary dedication to making every detail perfect, ROAR AFRICA is unique in the industry, creating a seamless and uncomplicated experience from the moment guests step off the plane. ROAR AFRICA has long been committed to conservation, humanitarian work, and economic education and development in Africa. All employees devote time, money and attention to the preservation and support of the people, animals, and environment of their fragile and extraordinary homeland. This is reflective of ROAR AFRICA’S core values, and its employees are fervent believers in these causes. Through actions large and small, direct cause-related activities, and indirectly through travels in Africa, ROAR AFRICA and its clients combine their resources to make a profound and powerful difference.

Image Link (Emirates A19 Jet credited to Emirates Executive; all others credited to ROAR AFRICA)https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bpg7rrujg51lv2v/AAAEbIAh6chfD4BmhhkYEIZZa?dl=0

For more information on the ROAR AFRICA Emirates Executive Private Jet Luxury African Safari, please email welcome@roarafrica.com.

Media Contact: Leslie Lefkowitz/ leslieblefkowitz@gmail.com / 917.514.7809

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