For the first part, the Rift Valley, Serengeti and the migration, Lake Malawi, Luangwa Valley, Zambezi River and Victoria Falls, The Caprivi Strip, Namib Desert.

3rd, 4th and 5th May:
Campi ya Kanzi
Plan to arrive in Nairobi on either the 2nd evening or the early morning of the 3rd. We will fly you to Campi ya Kanzi on the morning of the 3rd. While at Kanzi we will have a chance to review the itinerary and enjoy sundowners in front of Mount Kilimanjaro. You will be able to have diverse safari activities (walk the Chyulu Hills, go on game drives, horse-back ride, visit the Maasai village) or simply chill out at our wellness centre.

6th and 7th May:
Private Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

In about a total of 3 hours amazing flying in the Rift Valley and over the Serengeti plains and kopjes, we will be in Northern Tanzania.
We will stay in a private mobile camp which travels with the natural flow of the wildebeest through the Serengeti ecosysytem. As the herds move West, so does the camp and it is positioned in the Western Corridor from May to mid-July to intercept the migration on its turn North.
This is a traditional under-canvas camp designed to balance safari authenticity and comfort. There are six tents plus the pilots tents and a large lounge/dining area; each tent is either a double or twin with toilets and safari bucket showers in en-suite bathrooms.

8th and 9th May:
Kungwe Beach Lodge, Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania

A beautiful flight over the Serengeti will take us to the oldest fresh water body in the World, Lake Tanganyika. In the forest of the Mahale National Park we will have the incredible experience to track wild chimpanzee, with whom we share 98% of our DNA. An ancestral moment!
The tented camp is just next to the chimps, on a beautiful beach on the lake.

10th and 11th May:
Kaya Mawa, Lake Malawi, Malawi

The 10th morning we will leave the crystal deep waters of Lake Tanganyika for another incredibly beautiful lake: Malawi. A great scenic flight over amazing terrain and waters.
Kaya Mawa was voted top ten "Most Romantic Places in the World" by Conde Nast and in Tatler's "Top 101 Hotels in the World". You will have 2 great days of relaxation in this stunning camp.

12th and 13th May:
Royal Chundu, Zambia

On the 12th morning we will fly to Zambia. A scenic flight over the Luangwa Valley.
Royal Chundu is a sanctum of quiet solitude and untouched beauty and the first Relais & Chateaux property in Zambia. The mighty Zambezi and the Victoria Falls are one of the most amazing water shows on Earth.

14th and 15th May:
Ongava Tented Camp, Etosha, Namibia

An amazing flight will take us from Vic Falls to Etosha, from the immense waters to the desert, over the Caprivi strip. Ongava Tented Camp is located in the much-lauded Ongava Game Reserve to the south of the Etosha National Park. The main area - made of stone, canvas and thatch with a bar and swimming pool - offers great watching of the wildlife that comes to drink at the waterhole. Eight large comfortable tents accommodate 16 guests, all with en-suite facilities, open air showers and private verandas. Wildlife here is amazing, with good chances to see White Rhinos.

16th and 17th May:
Serra Cafema, North West Namibia

Another flight with break taking scenery will take us to one of the most incredible places on Earth: the Hartmann Valley of the North Namib Desert. This place is simply amazing.
Set amongst shady trees on the banks of the Kunene River, Serra Cafema is one of the most remote camps in Southern Africa, its Portuguese name originating from the mountains that dominate the northern skyline. Guests falls asleep to the sound of rushing water, while by day they explore one of the driest deserts in the world.
The camps eight unique canvas and thatched chalets, each with its own en-suite bathrooms, show great attention to detail; the elevated decks and simple structures of wood, canvas and thatch create a camp that is at one with its surrounding. The dining room and pool look out over the Kunene River.
Activities here are varied, including boating, walking, viewing breathtaking landscapes, as well as carefully guided quad-bike excursions that tread lightly on the dunes. In this isolated region, the Himba people continue their nomadic, traditional way of life and when in the area, offer guests the opportunity to learn about their lifestyle and traditions.

18th May:
Naankuse, Namibia

Nothing will prepare you for flying over the Skeleton Coast. Wild, remote, desert and ocean meeting together. We could even see elephants getting to the shores and we will certainly see hundreds of seals. The perfect way to terminate our first part of this spectacular air safari.
Naankuse is a luxury break amid the stunning African Savannah and award winning lodge.

On the 19th some friends will leave us and fly back home from Windhoek, while other friends will join us for the second part of our air adventure!

The price for the first leg of this epic journey is $21,000 per person sharing, with a single supplement of $11900. Prices include pilot costs, flying permits, taxes and park fees.

Please contact John Ferguson on 01473 610666 for more information.

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Air Safari 2015!

For these epic journies we will scenic fly over the most beautiful areas of Africa.

Most flights will be less than 2 hours in an executive Caravan with 8 business class seats.

First Part: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Namibia

Start May 3rd, arrive May 18th (16 day safari)
Second Part: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya

Start May 19th, arrive June 5th (18 day safari)


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