THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME!

24 lucky guests will have the opportunity to purchase our optional post-cruise luxury safari add-on at one of the world’s greatest resorts – Singita Private Reserve!

Singita sits in a protected conservatory known as Sabi Sand, just outside South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park. It is the ONLY way to safari in South Africa without the oftentimes maddening hordes of tourists in Kruger.

Singita has consistently ranked among the world’s best hotels on any continent anywhere – almost always in the Top 10 and with multiple #1 rankings through the years. That’s #1 as in THE BEST HOTEL IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.

We have worked with fellow IGLTA member Sense of Africa to craft an extraordinary 4-night post-cruise safari experience that will undoubtedly change your world.

This exclusive package includes:

  • Economy Flight from Victoria, Mahé Seychelles to Johannesburg, South Africa on February 23
  • 1 Night at the InterContinental Johannesburg Tambo Airport February 23, including a pre-flight breakfast the morning of February 24
  • Roundtrip Flights from Johannesburg to Nelspruit Airport on February 24 and February 27
  • Roundtrip mini-coach transfers from Nelspruit Airport to Singita Private Reserve (84 miles, with some unpaved roads)
  • 3 Nights at Singita Private Reserve’s Ebony Lodge
  • 6 Game Drives
  • All meals at Singita
  • All beverages at Singita (excluding French Champagne)

 


 

A typical day of exploration at Singita:

  • Morning Game Drive – 5am – Receive a wake-up with tea/coffee served before departing on an early-morning game drive in the reserve. 5:30am – Your game drive begins! Professional guides and trackers provide the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals as they wake with the sunrise.
  • Breakfast – 9-11am – Enjoy a decadent breakfast at the lodge. After breakfast, you’ll have leisure time at the lodge.
  • Lunch – 1-3pm – Enjoy a filling lunch at the lodge.
  • Afternoon Game Activity – 4pm – Meet for high tea before departing on an afternoon game drive that reveals the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa. Our game drives are all conducted in state-of-the-art Land Rovers, each accommodating a maximum of six guests. During your stay at Singita, you’re likely to spot a great variety of wildlife including leopards, lions, rhinos, large herds of buffalo, elephants, reedbucks, hyenas, hippopotamuses, nyalas, cheetahs, wild dogs, and many species of birds.
  • Dinner – 8pm – Return to the lodge and freshen up for dinner. Pre- or post-dinner drinks around the fire give you the chance to share your amazing experiences with other travelers.

Because tipping is such a personal matter based on your enjoyment of the experience, gratuities for your Game Drive Guide and Tracker are left to your discretion. Typically, gratuities are offered after the final Game Drive on the last morning. As a rule of thumb, basic tips are around $20 per person per day for your Guide and $10 per person per day for your Tracker. You’ll get to know Singita’s staff members intimately as they share their stories throughout your stay.

 


 

 


 

THE EXPERIENCE

Featuring unfiltered space & time, Singita’s award-winning lodges offer remote locations, complete privacy, and intuitive service at every turn. Singita’s unique setting allows you to truly connect with nature, and experience Africa’s most pristine wildlife & wilderness up close.

THE VIEWS

Each and every second of each and every day, moments of wonder and awe will fill your soul. The Singita experience is like no other in the world and its views are without compare – a chance to connect with nature in a wholly unique way.

THE WILDLIFE

Located in Sabi Sand, South Africa, Singita gives you access to 45,000 acres within a breathtaking wildlife sanctuary that’s renowned for its high concentrations of big game and frequent leopard sightings.

THE LODGE

Singita’s Ebony Lodge is perfectly South Africa, with a level of luxury and service that is truly unparalleled. Singita has been dedicated to environmentally conscious hospitality, sustainable conservation, and the empowerment of local communities since 1993.

THE FOOD

Dining at Singita is a feast for the senses. The reserve’s award-winning chefs use the very best of locally-sourced ingredients and game to create the perfect South African meals to power you up before our Game Drives and re-energize you after.

Singita’s festive communal dining areas will leave both your spirit and your belly full.

THE ROOMS

The rooms at Ebony Lodge are each distinctive – private oases that provide the perfect resting place before and after our daily Game Drives.

You may NEVER want to leave.

THE BATHROOMS

Come on! It’s a South African lavatorial dream!


 

The per person price for this extraordinary adventure is 10,997 USD, based on double occupancy. For Solo Travelers in their own lodge room, the cost is 16,997 USD. Both Solo Traveler and Double Occupancy bookings will have the option of adding this post-cruise experience to your online purchase. Lodge rooms only hold 2 guests, so 2 lodge rooms would be required for parties of 3 or 4 guests.

If you have 3 or 4 guests in one room on the cruise, you cannot book the Post-Cruise Safari Add-On online; instead, when booking your cruise, simply hit the SKIP TOUR button and continue on with your cruise reservation. After your reservation is complete, send an email to info@myvacaya.com with your Add-On request and we will contact you directly via phone to work through your request.

This Post-Cruise Safari Add-On is limited to 24 guests and is being sold on a first-come, first-served basis. While we can add additional spots beyond 24 at Singita’s nearby Boulders Lodge, that will be on a request-only basis. We encourage you to book early to ensure you don’t miss out.

For the 24 guests participating in this add-on adventure, we highly recommend getting a malaria vaccination prior to travel. While the risk of contracting malaria in South Africa is relatively small, it does happen. So better to protect than not. In addition, luggage on intra-South Africa flights is limited to one checked back at 20kg (44 lbs) and one carry-on bag at 8kg (17.5 lbs). If you have more luggage than that or need to lighten your load, there will be options to check additional bags at Johannesburg Tambo Airport upon arrival in South Africa. Also, in regard to passports, 2 consecutive blank pages are required for the entry visas obtained upon arrival and you must also have at least 6 months remaining until it expires. Full details regarding all requirements will be provided on the trip’s GET READY page about 120 days before the trip.

 

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