Luxury Excellence Private Jet Safari East Africa
06 - 19 February 2018 20 February - 04 March 2018
Let Your Imagination Soar
Truly the ultimate privately guided safari experience, with a Private Jet Expedition “East Africa Luxury Excellence” offers an unrivalled opportunity to explore East Africa’s most prized destinations in sublime exclusivity. Solely created with privacy, authenticity and flexibility in mind, this extraordinary set-departure tour caters for intimate groups and offers special access to a series of unique experiences that are exclusive to Excellence Luxury Safari guests.
Small Set Departures:
The East Africa Luxury Excellence Private Jet Expedition caters for up to 6 guests using the most exclusive transportation throughout the journey.
A Pilatus PC12 will be used for the international legs of the expedition and can host up to 6 guests. A combination of the Pilatus PC12 and helicopters will be used internally to connect with bush landing strips.
The East Africa Luxury Excellence Private Jet Expedition departs on 06 February and 20 February 2018, which have been specfically chosen to offer the best possible experiences within the highlighted destinations.
Special Access to Signature Experiences:
Revel in the unrivalled opportunity to engage with individuals who have played an integral role in sculpting Africa’s fascinating history as well as interact with wildlife experts who have initiated or ifluenced some of the continent’s ground- breaking conservation projects. Be sure to come hungry as the tours include a host of exclusive dining experiences in unique and unforgettable settings, often in the company of private chefs.
First-Hand Experience With Excellence Luxury Safari’s Incredible Conservation and Community Stories
Personally witness and be a part of Excellence Luxury Safari’s conservation and community initiatives. Guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Excellence Luxury Safari’s core ethos of Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife and Care of the People by experiencing first-hand the marine conservation initiatives at Excellence Luxury Safari Mnemba Island as well as meeting an African Foundation representative at Excellence Luxury Safari Bateleur Camp.
In Our Hands from Beginning to End:
From the moment you board your private jet and touch down in Africa to the moment you leave, Excellence Luxury Safari will be at your side throughout your journey. Think: no airport queues, VIP assistance to private terminals, customs and baggage claims...
Additionally, our wealth of expertise found in our private and specialist guides, ground logistics teams and over 2000 Excellence Luxury Safaris, means that you’ll experience a journey unlike any other!
Pilatus PC12 (or similar) seats up to 6 guests
Bell 407 Bell 206
1 night, Giraffe Manor Nairobi, Kenya
2 nights, Excellence Luxury Safari Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Tanzania
Toast to another magical day in Africa with refreshing sundowners, in the company of enchanting Maasai warriors on the Ngorongoro Crater rim.
Enjoy a full-day game drive and private banquet lunch on the Crater floor.
3 nights, Mnemba Island Zanzibar, Tanzania
Indulge in the barefoot luxury of this private island.
Gain insight given the island’s marine conservation initiatives by Excellence Luxury Safari’s Group Conservation Manager, Les Carlisle.
Tuck into a mouth-watering breakfast in the company of giraffes.
2 nights, Virunga Safari Lodge Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Strap on your hiking boots for a once-in-a-lifetime private gorilla trekking experience and enjoy an afternoon gorilla photographic tutorial.
2 nights, Excellence Luxury Safari Bateleur Camp Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Settle in for an unforgettable showing of the movie Out of Africa, which was filmed on the actual foothills that surround the lodge.
3 nights, Excellence Luxury Safari Serengeti Under Canvas Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Set o at rst light for an unforgettable private hot air balloon adventure over the mesmerising plains of the Serengeti followed by a delicious champagne breakfast.
*Terms and conditions apply
06 February to 19 February 2018 or 20 February to 04 March 2018
13 nights / 14 days
Aircraft: Pilatus PC12 (or similar)
Private Guide: Grant Telfer
Maximum guests: 6
Rate: USD 75 000 per person*
Expect the Extraordinary
06 - 07 February, 2018 | 20 - 21 February, 2018
Upon landing in vibrant Nairobi, guests will have the opportunity to meet their private guide and enjoy a welcome dinner on the perfectly manicured lawns of Girffe Manor.
As one of Nairobi’s most iconic retreats, the historic Giraffe Manor offers a truly enchanting opportunity to interact with its resident herd of Rothschild giraffe. In the mornings and evenings, the giraffe visit the Manor, casually interrupting mealtimes by poking their long necks into the windows of the dining area in search of a treat.
Expect the Extraordinary
07 - 09 February, 2018 | 21 – 23 February, 2018
Virunga Safari Lodge
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
With sweeping views of the breathtaking Virunga Volcanoes and the twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhonda, Virunga Safari Lodge provides the perfect base to search for rare mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. Here, guests will have the opportunity to interact with gorilla researchers, embark on a truly once-in-a-lifetime, private gorilla trekking experience and enjoy a photographic tutorial to ensure that guests are able to capture the beauty of these incredible creatures in the low light of the forests.
Expect the Extraordinary
09 - 11 February, 2018 | 23 – 25 February, 2018
Excellence Luxury Safari Bateleur Camp Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Situated below the scenic location where the famous final scene of the movie Out of Africa was flmed, this romantic and totally private camp reflects the ambiance of Kenyan safaris of the ‘20s and ‘30s. The epitome of tented luxury, Excellence Luxury Safari Bateleur Camp comprises just two intimate camps of nine tented suites each, set among the forests on the edge of the Masai Mara.
Embark on a series of twice-daily game drives and settle in for an unforgettable movie night in the middle of the African wilderness. Meet Africa Foundation’s Simon Saitoti or Ernst Mgonho who will offer fascinating insight into the integral partnership between Excellence Luxury Safari and Africa Foundation.
Expect the Extraordinary
11 – 14 February, 2018 | 25 – 28 February, 2018
Excellence Luxury Safari Serengeti Under Canvas Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Moving around the Serengeti to bring guests within range of the massive herds of the Great Migration, the luxurious semi-permanent Excellence Luxury Safari Serengeti Under Canvas offers a classic Tanzanian safari in spectacular solitude and comfort.
A tranquil hot air balloon safari over the park’s seemingly endless plains offers an incredible bird’s eye view of this magical setting, followed by a delicious champagne breakfast to round-o an unforgettable morning in Africa.
Expect the Extraordinary
14 – 16 February, 2018 | 28 February - 01 March, 2018
Excellence Luxury Safari Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Perched on the edge of the world’s oldest intact caldera, the award-winning Excellence Luxury Safari Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is t for a king and queen. Here, guests can be forgiven for losing track of which era, or even continent, they are experiencing. A range of extraordinary experiences await at Excellence Luxury Safari Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.
Think...captivating sundowners in the company of charismatic Maasai warriors, exclusive candlelit dinners with awe-inspiring views, and a full-day game drive into the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, with lunch served on the Crater floor.
Expect the Extraordinary
16 - 19 February, 2018 | 01 – 04 March, 2018
Excellence Luxury Safari Mnemba Island Zanzibar, Tanzania
If you have ever harboured the secret wish of finding yourself the sole inhabitant of a beautiful tropical island, but without the effort of having to lift a finger to fend for yourself, Excellence Luxury Safari Mnemba Island is just the place for you.
During your stay discover the sheer, unpretentious paradise of this private island, where the simple pleasures become one of your most treasured of memories for many years to come. Learn about the island’s signi cant marine conservation initiatives from Les Carlisle, Excellence Luxury Safari’s legendary Group Conservation Manager and culminate your epic East Africa Expedition with a private sandcastle farewell dinner.
Private Guides and Africa’s Sculptors:
Meet Your Private Guide: Grant Telfer
For Grant, one very distinct early childhood memory stands out. As a young boy on a family canoeing expedition, he sat quietly one winter morning on a sandbank overlooking the Zambezi Valley. As the sun rose, he watched hippo returning to the Zambezi River from their nightly forage. He remembers being completely awestruck and knew from then on that he would pursue an adventurous life in the bush. This endless quest for adventure has taken Grant to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda in search of mountain gorillas, and of course, to the rare sand forest of Excellence Luxury Safari Phinda Private Game Reserve where he was a guide and mentor for six years. He then took on the role of Regional Ranger Trainer for East Africa and is now based in the Serengeti/Mara, heading up Excellence Luxury Safari’s Mwewe Ranger Training School. Grant has extensive experience guiding guests on private safaris and believes the best way to experience the bush is on foot. He is a qualified trails guide and Grade 2 walker.
Meet Africa’s Sculptors
Excellence Luxury Safari Group Conservation Manager
Africa Foundation Assistant Programme Officer – Kenya
Africa Foundation Regional Programme officer – East Africa
Researchers from the Karisoke Research Centre Founded by Dr Dian Fossey
Our Excellence Luxury safari partners believe in taking a shared responsibility for our future, as well as the futures of our children and our planet. From our greater conservation model down to the tiniest details of the activities that take place in our lodges every day, every decision that we make revolves around our core ethic of Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, and Care of the People. These values have become an intuitive part of the way that we operate and, increasingly, are part of the reason why our guests find their experience with us so rewarding. Guests will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Excellence Luxury Safari partner’s incredible conservation and community story through adventures at Excellence Luxury Safari Bateleur Camp, Kenya.
Meet African Foundation’s Simon Saitoti or Ernst Mgonho who will offer fascinating insight into the integral partnership between Excellence Luxury Safari and Africa Foundation, which has played a pivotal role in conserving over 9 million acres of wildlife eco-systems under our custodianship.
Excellence Luxury Safari Mnemba Island, Zanzibar
With three of Excellence Luxury Safari’s lodges situated on tropical islands, the company is committed to conserving the marine habitats surrounding them. Join
Excellence Luxury Safari’s legendary Group Conservation Manager, Les Carlisle, as he talks about the company’s involvement in the formation of the Mnemba Island Marine Conservation Area o Zanzibar, as well the conservation and study of rare green turtles, coconut crabs and the rare Ader’s duiker at Excellence Luxury Safari Mnemba Island.
Excellence Luxury Safari is best known for creating unforgettable tailor-made African safaris. By handpicking a selection of tried-and-tested contracted partners and combining their offerings with our own wealth of expertise, safari lodges and ground logistics teams, you are able to truly let your imagination soar and experience the wonders of this magical continent on a custom-made Private Jet Expedition. Tailor-made departures, out of New York, Miami, London, Berlin, Zurich and Dubai, can cater for groups of various sizes.
Private Jet Aircrafts for tailor-made expeditions:
Gulfstream G550.: Up to 12 guests
Boeing 737 Business Jet: Up to 16 guests
Airbus 319 Corporate Jet: Up to 18 guests
Larger aircraft available on request