I know that consciously or sub-consciously, travel in Africa gives us the space to recognize that our connection to self, to earth, and to community is our often-forgotten birth right. This has been validated over the years as I’ve borne witness to the countless ways in which authentic travel experiences highlight the connections that exist between all living things. For many of our guests, the decision to travel to Africa is a clarion call to rediscover themselves in nature. And so, at ROAR AFRICA, our commitment to the preservation and support of nature and communities is a responsibility. Each journey we curate acts as a powerful catalyst for change wielding economic miracles that can change lives. This extends to the places we visit and the properties we stay in, all of which reflect our values and hopes for the future.
It was in cognizance of these responsibilities that we crafted the ROAR AFRICA EMIRATES EXECUTIVE PRIVATE JET SAFARI, an epic, extraordinary, and pioneering 100% carbon neutral bucket list experience that will debut in August 17-29, 2021. This is a once-in-a-lifetime journey that will deliver just ten guests to Africa’s top four iconic destinations in the utmost luxury and privacy, heralding in a new era of dynamic travel and what we like to call “the future class”. Designed with the aim to preserve and support some of Africa’s most vulnerable wildlife, wild spaces, and communities while taking in the enormity of Africa’s holy grails of wilderness, guests will visit Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls (one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World), Okavango Delta in Botswana (the largest inland delta on the planet), Kenya’s Great Migration (the greatest wildlife show on earth), and the world’s last wild Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda – all in just 12 days.
The journey will begin in Dubai where travelers will board the Emirates A319 Executive Private Jet – their sole means of international transport. Created for guests who want to go “beyond first class”, the Emirates A319 Executive Private Jet is everything one expects from luxury travel and then some. There are ten suites finished in classic walnut and marble, flat beds, feather pillows, private shower, spa, and personal 32-inch TV screens and a lounge. Guests will have access to every amenity – from premier beverage and cocktails to fine dining – along with a cabin crew committed to providing the highest levels of personal service.
Of course, protecting the planet is critical to everything we do at ROAR AFRICA. And so, as part of our commitment to reversing the devastating effects of climate change, we will offset each guest’s carbon footprint to a better than carbon neutral status. In addition, ROAR AFRICA will make a substantial donation to The Great Plains Foundation, which will go directly towards conservation education programs for young people who live in and around the areas visited. Guests will also meet the field staff who run and manage these programs, thus gleaning on-the-ground insights into what has been made possible through their targeted donations.