The ultimate “private travel bubble” journey
The ultimate “private travel bubble” journey
Take flight on a luxurious Boeing 777-200LR and explore the world from above whilst being wined and dined. Travel to South Africa and back again on the world’s newest, largest and most spacious luxury jet and enjoy exclusive access to bucketlist destinations and safari havens.
*Crystal Skye aircraft operated by Comlux Aruba NV
Spend 4 nights exploring the beautiful &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve
Spend 4 nights experiencing the wonders of &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve
2 nights pre-departure quarantine
Overnight on a Private Jet
Fly to Phinda on a small private charter flight
4 nights at Phinda Private Game Reserve
4 nights at Ngala Private Game Reserve in the Kruger National Park
Depart Ngala in a small private charter flight
Depart Africa on the Private Jet and head back home
Please note, this itinerary is a sample itinerary for Group A. Group B will be rotated with Group A, starting at Ngala Private Game Reserve, and ending at Phinda Private Game Reserve.
Soar over the Atlantic in a lavishly outfitted Crystal Skye aircraft, operated by Comlux Aruba NV, which has been completely transformed to the highest standards of aviation design, featuring handcrafted, fully-reclining flatbed seats, a dedicated stand-up bar and social lounge, a team of Butlers and an Executive Chef preparing exceptional Michelin star-inspired cuisine.
Exclusively yours, this extraordinary 8-night safari experience allows you to explore big-game wilderness areas and live out your iconic African experience at not one but two luxurious &Beyond properties. Throughout your journey you will be guided by skilled &Beyond-trained safari guides, wildlife photography experts, and food and wine aficionados who will ensure your every moment is a signature experience, each one further heightening your stay and enhancing your authentic safari adventure.
Travel with a fellow COVID-19 negative guests in complete privacy, with minimal interaction with staff and other travellers, experiencing only VIP travel privileges. While in each lodge in Africa, the &Beyond team will work with each guest to ensure that your stay is as personalised and private as you request.
Talk to one of our travel specialists to tailormake your stay at any of our destinations
Each guest that intends to board the private jet will need a compulsory COVID-19 test to be taken while staying in a 2 day quarantine at a predetermined hotel with the rest of the group. After your results are received, board the private jet to Africa, and head straight for Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA), a smaller, and far less crowded International airport, where all your VIP needs will be taken care of.
Upon arrival in South Africa, groups will be divided. The first group will board a charter flight to &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve, while the other heads for &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve. Depart from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) and head straight to the &Beyond Phinda Airstrip. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by your guide and driven to &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge. You will be welcomed with traditional Zulu dancing and singing, and refreshing signature cocktails. After settling in, hop in an open safari vehicle for your afternoon game drive, in the company of your expert safari guide and local tracker who will do their best to ensure that all your safari wishes are met. In addition to the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo), is also home to an iconic set of wildlife and some of KwaZulu-Natal’s endemic species, which you won’t encounter anywhere else in South Africa.
Enjoy your morning game drive. You will also be spoilt for choice at the range of awe-inspiring landscapes. Venture through the seven distinct ecosystems of &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, often referred to as Seven Worlds of Wonder. This fascinating variety of landscape and vegetation shelters an abundance of wildlife, including rarer and less easily spotted species such as the elusive cheetah or the scarce black rhino. After your safari, chat to your guide about taking a nature walk. This afternoon you will be given an informative session on the numerous research programmes at &Beyond Phinda that record valuable data concerning animal species.
Today, you will embark on one of two once-in-a-lifetime conservation experiences. Beginning with our ground-breaking conservation achievements during the original restocking of &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, &Beyond has continued to take part in a number of conservation successes. To fund many of the projects that help us to continue our conservation of Phinda’s endangered species, guests are invited to join us in the routine monitoring or research projects that are essential to the survival of the reserves’ species’. Get up close and personal on a rhino notching or de-horning experience or partake in a pangolin conservation activity with our specialist conservation teams as they locate the pangolin and set about the replacement of expired tag(s).
Enjoy another fine day traversing &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve‘s seven distinct habitats for exclusive game viewing. Try and spot the elusive leopard or suni antelope while exploring the rare sand forest. If you enjoy birding, set out in search of the nearly-440 bird species that inhabit Phinda’s diverse habitats. After a hearty breakfast, why not take a dip in your private plunge pool, spoil yourself with a massage, or unwind in the gym. This evening, enjoy a dazzling evening under the stars with a delicious dinner out in the bush, accompanied by a 5-piece Marimba Band.
After breakfast, your guide will drive you to the airstrip and wave you off on your charter flight to &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your guide and driven to the magnificent &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge for check-in. Spend the next few days exploring the wilderness with a skilled guide, tracking wildlife on unforgettable game drives and night safaris while seeking out nocturnal creatures. Ngala shares an unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest and most iconic wildlife sanctuary, so a spectacular diversity of wildlife moves through this immense wilderness, including breeding herds of elephant, leopard, spotted hyena, giraffe, large buffalo herds and white rhino.
Enjoy a delicious bush breakfast in the heart of the wild and set off on a Kruger game drive in search of the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) as well as an array of other fascinating creatures such as wild dog, hippo, cheetah and a plethora of bird species. With its name meaning ‘lion’ in the local Shangaan language, Ngala lives up to its promise, supporting several large prides of these powerful cats, including some of the world’s last remaining rare white lions. African wild dog can also be spotted moving through the reserve. Whilst sipping a cocktail watching the sun go down, learn more about the incredible projects that the Africa Foundation is facilitating in the communities surrounding Ngala Private Game Reserve. During dinner, be spoilt with a vibrant African farewell by an African Choir, in the hopes that one day you will return to beautiful Africa.
Your journey with us comes to an end. You will be driven by your guide from &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge, along with other guests to &Beyond Ngala Airstrip, where you will wave fond farewells to all you leave behind, and head off on your charter flight back to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, where you will board your private jet straight back home.
Head to Africa on a luxurious Boeing 777-200LR, the world’s newest, largest and most spacious luxury jet.
Discover the iconic safari wonders of &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve and &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve
Stay in the beauty of the wild at two of our spectacular lodges, &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge and &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge.
Experience incredible adventures that include twice-daily game drives, nature walks, and life-changing conservation experiences.
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