The return of the Greatest Safari on Earth 2024

Experience the best luxury safari in Africa aboard the Emirates A319 Executive Private Jet.
In just 12 days with only 10 guests, you’ll immerse in four of Africa’s most iconic wildlife destinations - Zimbabwe, Botswana, Kenya and Rwanda - led by ROAR AFRICA founder Deborah Calmeyer and the continent’s top guides.
August 10 - 22, 2025
August 25 - September 6, 2025

The Greatest Safari on Earth 2025 costs $195,000 per person.

We aim to minimize the environmental impact of ROAR AFRICA travel and purchase carbon credits equivalent to all our emissions, contribute to wildlife conservation and invest in the communities that host us.

Photo credit - Jeanne Bohen, ROAR AFRICA guest

The Best Safari in the World

What to expect from a world-class safari

Experience the wonder and majesty of Africa's wildest spaces in the very best way possible. An ultra-luxe African safari that takes you “beyond first class” our Greatest Safari on Earth will return in 2025 with two life-changing trips, Aug 10 – 22 and Aug 25 – Sept 6.

The Greatest Safari on Earth begins in Dubai onboard the sumptuous Emirates Executive Private jet. Then, a 12-day sojourn visiting four of Africa’s most iconic destinations; 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 - home to critically endangered wild mountain gorillas - our closest primate cousins.

This is the best luxury safari in the world, hosted by the top guides and experts in Africa.

Photo credit - Jeanne Bohen, ROAR AFRICA guest

Transcending the everyday

Every aspect of this ultra-luxe journey is designed to ensure that we take you to the places where humans remain outsiders. Our world-class safari provides the opportunity and the stillness to rediscover and redefine what it means to truly reconnect with nature.

As with our very first trip in 2021 and sold-out trips in 2022, 2023 and 2024, we purchase carbon credits equivalent to all emissions, contribute to wildlife preservation and invest in the communities that host us.

In the 18 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 a world-class safari 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 ease of reliable uncomplicated travel and long to explore a deeper, more sustainable way of being, ROAR AFRICA removes the uncertainty and chaos so that you can go wilder, dream bigger, and rediscover your innate and instinctive sense of adventure.

This epic journey aboard the Emirates Executive Private Jet costs $195,000 per person. To minimize the environmental impact of ROAR AFRICA travel, we purchase carbon credits equivalent to our emissions, contribute to wildlife conservation and invest in the communities that host us.

Join us on this spectacular ultra-luxury African safari!

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Find out more about the best luxury African safari

Start planning your world-class safari today. Fill out the form below, or feel free to call us right now at +1 855 666 7627 or email welcome@roarafrica.com

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Images courtesy of Aline Coquelle

Introducing private safaris in Africa

African Adventures: The Greatest Safari on Earth

We firmly believe that The Greatest Safari on Earth is one of the most transcendent experiences one can have, not just in Africa but the world. Assouline, who, like us, is an ultra-luxe brand rooted in culture concur and chose to do their first-ever safari book with ROAR AFRICA, using this incredible trip as a blueprint to visually experience Africa, unlike anything you've ever seen!

Photographed by Aline Coquelle, African Adventures: The Greatest Safari on Earth immortalizes the wildlife, cultural changemakers, extraordinary lodges, and conservationists we hold dear in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Kenya, and Rwanda.

We fervently hope that the visual dreamscape that unfolds across this spectacular book's pages inspires you to dream bigger and go wilder. See for yourself what an ultra-luxury African safari entails and let your imagination soar.

Experience the Best Safari in the World

We are proud of how our reputation has evolved through word-of-mouth recommendations from guests who return again and again. Countless lives have already been transformed, perspectives changed and projects funded on the ground in Africa as a direct result of the continuing positive ripple effect of The Greatest Safari on Earth.

Learn more about what it’s like to experience the best luxury safari in the world directly from our guests.

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It’s unlike anything else you can do in Africa on one journey.

Chris, September 2023
Couple on Hot Air Balloon Ride - Greatest Safari on Earth - ROAR AFRICA

Africa has stolen my heart … and my words.

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.
Eternally grateful

Leanne & Pravin
- September 2022
Hot Air Balloon Ride showing Couple with Safari Tour Guide - ROAR AFRICA

We'll never forget it!

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.

Dan & Debbe
- September 2022
Couple Smiling on Hot Air Balloon Ride Showing Hot Air Balloons in Background - ROAR AFRICA

ROAR AFRICA’s Greatest Safari on Earth is the Dom Perignon of African Travel.

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.

Tom & Susan
- September 2022
Man and Woman Aboard the Greatest Safari on Earth on Emirates Private Jet - ROAR AFRICA

This was a trip of 100 lifetimes!

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!

Jamie & Henrik
- August 2022
Couple Sitting in Seats on Emirates Private Jet for the Greatest Safari on Earth - ROAR AFRICA

Truly remarkable!

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.

Allison & Carlo
- September 2022
Couple Standing & Smiling with Drink in Hand in Front of Safari Expedition Truck - ROAR AFRICA

Never in our wildest dreams...

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.

Andy & Tracy
- August 2022
Couple Holding Cocktails & Smiling on Greatest Safari on Earth - ROAR AFRICA

Absolutely beautiful !

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.

Chris & Nicole
- August 2022
Woman & Man Side Hugging Posing for Photo with Cocktail in Woman's Hand - ROAR AFRICA

The Emirates Private Jet was beyond first class.

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.

Diane
- August 2022