Luxury accommodation, flights in an Emirates private jet and private tours in exclusive nature reserves await guests on the world’s most expensive safari.
The Sand, Sea, City and Safari trip is offered by luxury travel firm Roar Africa and can cost up to $165,000 for the limited-places excursion.
For that sum guests will have 17 nights of accommodation across Dubai, Namibia, South Africa and Madagascar before an eventual return to the UAE.
World’s most expensive safari starts in Dubai
If you have a spare $165,000 then clear space in your calendar for May 13 to May 30, in 2024 when the world’s most expensive safari holiday will run.
Deborah Calmeyer, CEO of Roar Africa said: “This epic itinerary will take you on a transformational journey of contrasts, showcasing the staggering topographic diversity of Africa’s landscapes, from the sand to the sea.
“Every element of this trip is extraordinary, starting with our take-off. The Emirates executive private jet has been customized for your comfort with 10 private suites replete with flat beds and fine linens, a spacious lounge, and a luxury shower spa.”
Roar Africa’s carefully curated safari experience begins in the UAE at the Bvlgari Resort Dubai. The luxury resort on seahorse-shaped island offers five-star luxury with spa treatments, private beaches and fine dining. Beach view rooms and, as you would expect considering the price, an included breakfast give some Dubai sparkle before the safari begins.
From Dubai travellers will take a flight to Nairobi to begin the world’s most expensive safari.
“Every element of this trip is extraordinary, starting with our take-off. The Emirates executive private jet has been customized for your comfort with 10 private suites replete with flat beds and fine linens, a spacious lounge, and a luxury shower spa,” said Deborah Calmeyer.
What follows is three nights in Sossusvlei at the Sossusvlei Desert Lodge. This is the largest conservation in Africa where guests can take sunrise and sunset hot-air balloon rides, and view five-million year old sand dunes. Helicopter rides and animal-viewing experiences are included in the price. After three nights it is time to jump aboard the private jest again and head to Cape Town for around a week. Here gallery visits, foodie tours and luxury catamaran trips are all offered.
Next up, after a further flight on the Emirates jet, comes a three-night stay at the Sabi Sands reserve. Alongside the famous Kruger National Park holidaymakers here can view lions. leopards, cheetahs, rhinos and many more.
The world’s most expensive safari comes to a close with four nights in Madagascar at an exclusive one-bedroom villa. After splashing out more than $160,000 per person this is where you can relax with scuba-diving trips, more helicopter flights, nature walks and the chance to get up close with whales, lemurs and a variety of birds.
Then, it is back to Dubai – aboard the Emirates private jet once again.