Be transported to awe-inspiring landscapes, some of the world’s best known cultural icons, and an unbelievable diversity of wildlife on our 2023 signature expedition.
Sit back, relax, and leave all the details to us as you journey to 7 countries in 22 days by private jet. You’ll travel in comfort and with peace of mind aboard a privately chartered aircraft for eight regional flights, between two and five hours in duration.
If you are looking to be transported to awe-inspiring landscapes, some of the world’s best-known cultural icons, and an unbelievable diversity of wildlife, our 2023
signature expedition is for you.
Sit back, relax, and leave all the details to us as you travel to seven countries in 22 days by private jet. You’ll travel in comfort and with peace of mind aboard a private chartered aircraft for eight regional flights,between two and five hours in duration.
Drawing on three decades of experience in private aviation we have planned the most direct and efficient routing with expedited airport formalities, ensuring an effortless flow from one wonder to the next.
We invite you to join us on this experiential journey for just 24 guests, and gain friends and memories for life.
05 - 07 SEPTEMBER 2023 | ATHENS, GREECE
Athens’ location offers a convenient jet routing to northern Africa, and was described by the poet John Milton as “the eye of Greece, the mother of arts and eloquence.”
Recover from international flights and meet your fellow travelers and expedition host, who will provide you with an overview of your upcoming adventures. Personalize
your stay with a choice of experiences that include a visit to the Acropolis and National Archaeological Museum, taking to the sea on a catamaran cruise, or exploring the
picturesque villages on Hydra Island; or choose to simply relax and unwind at the beautiful resort
THE MARGI (2 nights)
Stay at The Margi, a boutique hotel on a stunning peninsula jutting into the Aegean Sea, located 30 minutes from the historic city center of Athens. Enjoy sandy beaches, luxurious spa treatments, and farm-to-fork dining in a glamorous setting.
07-09 SEPTEMBER 2023 | CAIRO, EGYPT
Embark on a journey through time as you wander the alleys of Historic Cairo, join the bustle of Egypt’s oldest bazaar - Khan Al Khalili - and discover a trove of ancient artefacts at the Egyptian Museum, including treasures of the boy king Tutankhamun, and King Khufu’s solar barge. Next, venture to the Giza Plateau – site of the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure.
We are met by renowned archeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass who will guide us on special access tour of the paws of the enigmatic Great Sphinx. At the archeological site of Saqqara, enjoy private access to Wahtye’s Tomb, uncovered in 2018 and richly adorned with hieroglyphics and reliefs that date back to 2,450 BC.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL CAIRO AT THE FIRST RESIDENCE (2 nights)
Rising on the western bank of the Nile in the historic suburb of Giza, our exquisite hotel boasts views from every angle and lavishly appointed rooms with marble bathrooms and plush furnishings. Attractions include the
river-facing pool, First Nile Boat - a floating dining destination - and high-end shopping
steps away at The First Mall.
09-12 SEPTEMBER 2023 | MASAI MARA NATIONAL PARK
Arrive in the great plains of the Masai Mara in time for sunset, and enjoy a cultural talk and cocktails hosted by a Maasai who will relate his experiences practicing the timeless and traditional way of life of his people. For the following two days, relax into a schedule of morning and afternoon game drives in an area unrivalled for its constant flow of wildlife.
The star attraction is the annual migration of 1.5 million wildebeests and zebras which surge up from the Serengeti Plains in their annual search for the seasonal grasses that sustain them. Maasai-guided optional walking safaris and optional balloon rides offer different, insightful perspectives of this complex ecosystem..
LITTLE GOVERNOR'S CAMP (3 nights)
Little Governors’ Camp is intimate in character, with just 17 luxury en-suite tents tucked around a large watering hole that teems with both birds and wildlife.
12 - 14 SEPTEMBER 2023 | LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA
Experience the awe-inspiring natural wonder of Victoria Falls, the world’s largest body of falling water, rightly known as “the smoke that thunders”. Climb aboard the Royal Livingstone Express, a restored steam train, for a scenic ride which culminates at the Victoria Falls Bridge at sunset for photographic opportunities, followed by an unforgettable five-course dinner on board.
The following day enjoy a unique art workshop in the company of a herd of rescued elephants. You may also customize your day and choose from a range of optional activities such as river cruises and scenic helicopter flights.
SUSSI & CHUMA (2 nights)
Sussi & Chuma is built on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi River in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, a short distance upstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls.
14 - 17 MARCH 2023 | CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Bypass Cape Town's bustling cityscape in favor of the quaint village of Franschhoek, an hour inland, in the heart of the magnificent Cape Winelands. From here, venture out on your own with a private car and driver, or choose from intimate, artfully crafted tours with expert guides. Visit the elegant wine estates of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch; spot unusual wildlife, including the once-extinct quagga, at the Elandsberg Nature Reserve; explore the region’s history and heritage on a cultural walking tour; or spend time exploring Cape Town’s neighborhoods, gardens and Table Mountain..
LE QUARTIER FRANCAIS or LEEU HOUSE (3 nights)
Le Quartier Français and Leeu House offer the ideal jumping-off point for exploring surrounding winelands, or you can simply walk into the village to discover its quaint charms.
17 - 20 SEPTEMBER 2023 | OKAVANGO DELTA ECOSYSTEM, BOTSWANA
Bush planes take us into the heart of the Botswana wilderness where life-giving waters meet up with the vast Kalahari, ancient mopane forests, grasslands and floodplains, creating one of the most magnificent animal sanctuaries in all of Africa.
To ensure your wildlife viewing takes place in intimate settings with the best naturalist guides, the group splits, staying in two small, authentic camps. Located in the Okavango Delta and the Selinda Plains, each camp offers game drives and, seasonally, water-based activities in wildlife-rich, private reserves made famous by conservationists and National Geographic filmmakers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert.
DUBA PLAINS CAMP or ZARAFA CAMP (3 nights)
Explore the Delta ecosystem from the comfort of Zarafa Camp which evokes a sense of old-style safari or at Duba Plains Camp, the Okavango Delta’s most remote camp.
20 SEPTEMBER 2023 | KIGALI, RWANDA
Fly from Maun, Botswana to Kigali, Rwanda and spend the afternoon exploring the city before heading north the following day for one of the most awe-inspiring wildlife encounters: a chance to observe rare mountain gorillas up close.
KIGALI SERENA HOTEL (1 night)
21 - 23 SEPTEMBER 2023 | VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, RWANDA
After a scenic drive to your lodge and an informative visit of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, you’ll be ready the next morning to search for gorillas with expert trackers. The duration of the jungle trek can vary from two to six hours, but it’s a richly rewarding, once-in-a-lifetime effort! Once you find the gorillas, spend an enchanting hour watching their human-like behaviors of grooming, hugging, and vocalizing.
SABYINYO SILVERBACK LODGE or VIRUNGA LODGE (2 nights)
Stay within proximity of your gorilla tracking activity at Virunga Lodge or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Each of these intimate, eco-sensitive lodges offers luxurious
accommodations and sweeping views.
23 - 25 SEPTEMBER 2023 | LUXOR, EGYPT
A four-hour flight from Kigali will transport you from the leafy tranquility of the forest to the splendor of Luxor Temple viewed at sunset with stones aglow. The following day we venture deep into the past, with guided visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of ancient Thebes: the Valley of the Kings – home to 63 royal tombs, most notably those of Seti I and the boy king Tutankhamun – and the ruins of Karnak Temple complex, the Egyptian New Kingdom era’s most important place of worship.
A felucca Nile cruise helps to cool things off, while we enjoy our last day in Africa. In the evening, we celebrate our journey together with a farewell dinner.
SOFITEL WINTER PALACE (2 nights)
Overlooking the Nile River and West Bank necropolis, the historic colonial era Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor offers elegant rooms, lush gardens and a refreshing pool.
25 - 26 SEPTEMBER 2023 | ATHENS, GREECE
Today fly from Luxor to Athens for an overnight stay. Your hotel is perfectly situated in the shadow of the Acropolis, and a short walk to the Plaka - a colorful “village” within the city. Enjoy your last evening at leisure, before your international flight home the next day.
HOTEL GRANDE BRETAGNE (1 night)
Stay at Hotel Grande Bretagne, a five star landmark hotel in the heart of Athens boasting views of the Acropolis, Syntagma Square and the original Olympic Stadium.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR DAY
There will be days when you will have the freedom and flexibility to design your day to suit your interests and pace.
Spend the day recovering from international flights and enjoy the amenities of our beautiful coastal resort, The Margi; or explore the Acropolis, Cape Sounio and the
Temple of Poseidon, or picturesque Hydra island.
Enjoy early morning and afternoon game drives in small groups, or choose a walking safari across the grassy plains and discover animal tracks and Maasai traditions. For a different perspective, soar above the famed Mara River in a hot air balloon.
LIVINGSTONE (VICTORIA FALLS)
Victoria Falls is an adventurer’s paradise offering numerous optional adventures including river safaris, whitewater rafting, and helicopter flights over the falls.
Design your days with a choice
of touring options, thoughtfully curated to showcase Cape culture, wine country, and the fynbos and flora of Table Mountain; or take a private car and guide for the day
and explore at your own pace.
Optional activities vary by lodge and include bush walks, boating, scenic helicopter flights, and a “Life with Elephants” tour at the village of Eretsha for a first-hand look at human-elephant coexistence.
VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
If choosing not to track gorillas, mountain views from your lodge, or choose an optional activity such as hiking to Dian Fossey’s grave; trekking for Golden monkeys; or a
guided bird walk.
YOUR HOME ALOFT
This extraordinary expedition is made possible by our private jet, which saves hours of valuable travel time. With just 24 guests on board, the jet’s spacious cabin and all business-class seating ensure lavish comfort aloft.
Throughout your journey you’ll be accompanied by your expedition host and the flight crew who take care of all the logistics so you can sit back, relax and explore in style. Every regional flight is an intimate, personalized experience with curated meals and beverages served by hand, and on-board amenities to enhance your comfort aloft.
On arrival at each destination you’ll also be expedited through airports and border controls, while your bags are whisked away and delivered directly to your beautiful accommodations.
Please note: certain flights may be operated by regional charter aircraft due to remote landing strips.
YOUR LUXURY TRAVEL CO DIFFERENCE
A Journeys Collection Partner private jet expedition is an exhilarating adventure - an authentic, personalized experience that transports you into pristine wildlife habitats and remarkable landscapes. Planned by experts, and accompanied by dedicated naturalists, you’ll discover a uniquely wild world and vibrant communities.
1% of your private jet expedition cost is donated to conservation, to help ensure wildlife and wild lands are preserved for future generations.
With six generations of African heritage, we’ve designed high-quality expeditions for 30 years that deliver an authentic and wild safari experience.
Our partners' personalized expeditions have earned them a referral rate of over 60%, and the trust of partners like African Wildlife Foundation and National Geographic Expeditions.
We are private air specialists. With more than 30 years of experience in aviation, we can design efficient flight routes that save travel time and allow more time exploring each destination.
We are a family-owned travel operator that has long-standing relationships with premier camps and lodges, and a team of planners with insider knowledge who thoughtfully construct each private jet expedition.
Payments are held by a U.S. registered company, your travel investment is protected in a U.S. Traveler’s Trust account with FDIC insurance. We also eliminate currency fluctuations, and monitor your trip from start to finish.
Journeys Collection provides a complimentary 30-day membership to Medjet for medical evacuation services in the event you are hospitalized for injury, illness or Covid-19 while traveling. Medjet flies you to the home hospital of your