AUGUST 13 - 25, 2023 –
AUGUST 26 – SEPTEMBER 7, 2023 –
ZIMBABWE / BOTSWANA / KENYA / RWANDA
Created for just five couples (or 10 individuals) who want to go “beyond first class”, our Greatest Safari on Earth will return in 2023 with two life-changing trips planned. The Greatest Safari on Earth begins in Dubai where we will board the sumptuous Emirates A319 private jet for a 12-day sojourn designed to deliver the ultimate in wonder and adventure. Originally designed to hold 124 passengers, the customized jet will transport us in absolute luxury, complete with private cabins and the full use of an expansive communal lounge and dining area with an incredible menu and a showstopper wine list.
Upon landing in each country, guests will transfer by private helicopter to my personal selection of lodges in each location; Matetsi Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Xigera Safari Lodge in Botswana, Angama Mara in Kenya, and the One&Only Gorilla’s Nest (trip one) or Singita Kwitonda (trip two) in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. The best of the very best in Africa.
Every aspect of our journey is designed to ensure that we take you to those places where humans remain outsiders and where you will have the opportunity to rediscover and redefine what it means to reconnect with nature. As with our very first trip in 2021, and two sold out trips in 2022, the journeys are completely offset with all funding going back into projects on the ground in Africa.
In the 17 years since I launched ROAR AFRICA, I have borne witness to the ways in which travel can recalibrate the hearts, minds and vision of those on the ground as well as the consciousness of travelers. For only when an experience is designed with this level of intricate detail, care and emotional intelligence, is one able to transcend one’s everyday existence and confront what it really means to be wild.
And in times like these, when so many of us ache for the wild and long to explore a deeper, more sustainable way of being, ROAR AFRICA removes the uncertainty and chaos of travel so that you can go wilder, dream bigger and rediscover your innate and instinctive sense of adventure. Our promise to you? That you will return home rested, inspired and with a full heart.
Join us on this epic journey!
I can no longer describe the beauty I have seen. Superlatives seem inadequate, as does everything else. This was perfection - an itinerary to contrast, not compete. Each moment astonishing. Each location extraordinary. In Africa, once is not enough.
I witnessed my first sunset, golden, godly light reflected on a tranquil Zambezi. Kaleidoscopes of exquisite colour, flaming red, periwinkle blue …we were somewhere between heaven and earth. There were so many reasons to pause, to reflect - an overwhelming gratitude. By day, the glorious guides offered us their extraordinary Africa, from scorched savannahs to the Okavango oasis, from the majestic Mara to the verdant volcanoes. Lions dreamed beside us, leopards perched on branches above, hyenas watched with blood red faces. Hungry lion cubs orbited the termite mound while cheetah cubs mirrored their huntress. The mountain gorillas - the ultimate privilege - once is not enough.
Luxurious lodges, galleries of perfection, temples of serenity. Grace and honour, a bubbling joy, dancing and laughter. Endless praise for the smiles, the kindness, the dutiful pleasure, the exceptional care. Inspired and humbled by Joseph Dhafana and Kasiva Mutua.
We flew like angels, we soared. We shook our heads in wonder, we closed our eyes in prayer.
Deb, and team, words will never be enough. Your vision, your power, your exquisite execution - only here there is no contrast, no one can compete.
I must offer again my undying thanks and gratitude for such a wonderful life event as we just experienced with The Greatest Safari on Earth. We'll never forget it. It was everything and more than was said and advertised by everyone. We are great fans and admirers of ROAR AFRICA.
My husband and I got back from our ROAR AFRICA Greatest Safari on Earth 2 weeks ago.This was the trip of 100 lifetimes! There is no one who could show you Africa better than Deborah. From start to finish this trip was the height of luxury, unique experiences, special surprises and hassle free travel. It is the best of the best! I can't say enough good things about Deborah and her entire team that made our trip so fun and exciting!
Deb! We are very thankful for all the endless positive energy, planning, pure hard work and emotion you put into our extravaganza. And then sharing your friends as well! Truly remarkable! We are working on dates and flights for Cape Town.
Deborah and her team of professionals are top notch, making sure that every minute of your day is filled with world class wildlife viewing, outstanding lodging and the best African cuisine imaginable. If a trip to Africa is on your bucket list, this is the best of the best. Seriously, Susan and I had a fabulous time! It was a fitting occasion to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary and the ROAR AFRICA Team made it our most memorable one ever. The sights we saw, the friends we made, the food we enjoyed….toO much to list.
Never in our wildest dreams did we think we would do something like this. To be able to see these many places in such a short amount of time, it definitely was The Greatest Safari on Earth.
You never know what experience you’re going to get here from moment to moment. So many moments packed in such a short trip was just absolutely beautiful for me.
My return trip to Africa came unexpectedly, actually the evening before flying back to the US from Dubai, when Deborah invited me to join ‘the Greatest Safari in the World’ trip in August. I was intrigued and surprised, but I decided to commit even though traveling alone on a tour with a small group of strangers was somewhat intimidating. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. From the onset in Dubai, I felt so pampered and welcomed. The Emirates Private Jet was beyond first class. It was a flying jewel. The accommodations were so luxurious and the crew kind. I met the most wonderful people among my fellow adventurers. I bonded with some and we have trips planned with Roar Africa in the future. Deborah, Lee and Stephen who accompanied us on this trip were attentive to every detail and were some of the warmest people I have ever met. Each destination proved to be spectacular in every aspect, accommodations, service, food, special interests and some awesome surprises along the way. Rwanda! Gorillas!, Zimbabwe! Victoria Falls, Botswana! Okavango Delta!, Kenya! The spectacular migration of wildebeest and zebra. Summarizes but doesn’t touch on so many other experiences we shared in each place. It was truly a magic carpet ride through Africa, one that I feel so grateful and privileged to have shared with everyone on the trip. Deborah you are a true visionary and someone who has added an amazing chapter to my life. Thank you. Lee Cooper you are truly an amazing woman. The epitome of efficiency but also so very warm and very kind.