Few experiences can compare to the excitement of being surrounded by the wildlife of Africa’s jungles and savannas, quietly observing lions and gorillas, feeling the heat and dust on the skin, or walking through inhospitable paths with all the comfort and luxury one can desire. That is how discerning travelers experience and discover Africa. With that in mind, Extraordinary Journeys offers tourists an unforgettable vacation, paying special attention to every detail with superb organization and truly luxurious services. The company offers the Million Dollar Safari package, which aims to establish the balance between adventure and comfort, wherein the client can discover the endless, glorious excitement that can be found in the deepest parts of the African continent.
The Million Dollar Safari is designed to be enjoyed with a group of your closest friends or family members since it includes lodging and accommodation for four guests. Accommodations range from private homes to camps with tents or cabins. The lucky participants will spend 36 days traveling through Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique and South Africa. They will be accompanied by a private guide who will continue with the group, at all times. In fact, the guide can even join them in their country of origin, before departure, to supervise the amazing journey to Africa from beginning to end.
Extraordinary Journeys puts, at the disposal of its clients, the services and expertise of Mark Homann, considered one of the most prominent guides in the continent. Raised in a farming community in Zimbabwe, Homann has more than 18 years of experience as a private safari guide and has his current base of operations in the United States.
The trip includes exclusive adventures, which, very few people on the planet have been able to enjoy. One of them is hiking up the slopes of Rwanda’s Virunga Mountains, to discover, in the abundant jungle undergrowth, the impressive mountain gorillas that live in the area, peaceful creatures that have been declared in danger of extinction. Homann will highlight the essence of Africa with cultural excursions to the Masai Mara, a natural reserve located southwest of Kenya in the Serengeti region. You may recognize the setting from Sydney Pollack’s 1985 film, Out of Africa.
In these vast grasslands, the breathtaking views and unforgettable sunsets will delight any traveler, surrounded by a pristine environment where a large number of wild animals live. The reserve has a large resident population of zebras and wildebeest and is also known for being home to lions, cheetahs, elephants, leopards, black rhinos, hippos and over 500 species of birds.
Leaving behind the dusty roads, the group will also travel by boat on Lake Tanganyika, the second largest in the world, a primordial landscape set amidst lush mountains that tower above one of the most fascinating lodging camps in East Africa. And if the traveler needs a more spectacular impression, he/she will be captivated by the majestic Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
The Okavango Delta, Cape Town, the vineyards of South Africa, beaches in Mozambique… and so on until the tour comes to an end 36 days later. The natural and cultural riches of Africa will remain emblazoned in the memory, skin and soul of those who come to this wild and remote corner of our planet. ■