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For those seeking a private paradise, Africa delivers it richly.  

African Travel has curated a Platinum Collection of extraordinary and intimate experiences.  Featuring villas, suites or exclusive-use lodges and camps, each journey offers unrivalled design and service. Enjoy air charters, private guides, and chauffeured transfers. Your team in the US will take care of every detail and local hosts will assist with requests while traveling. 

Use these itineraries for inspiration then customize a private journey.




Extraordinary South Africa |  10 Days

Cape Town, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, & Sabi Sand Game Reserve

South Africa luxury villa safari
Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve

Curating the best of South Africa, this bespoke journey led by local, private guides explores breathtaking Cape Town, wildlife and nature while staying at some of the most exclusive villas on the continent. Sample world-class design, food and art while unlocking nature’s secrets at the premiere game reserves in the country.

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Botswana sets the gold standard for intimate, sustainable lodging and is at the forefront of bold new safari experiences, including the new Xigera Safari Lodge. It is easy to see why Botswana is one one of our top safari picks and featured in two of our Platinum Collection journeys.


Platinum Botswana |  10 Days

Johannesburg, South Africa; Makgadikgadi Pans, Selinda Reserve, & Okavango Delta, Botswana



Relax on arrival in Johannesburg in your suite at the Saxon. Fly to the Makgadikgadi Pans, a landscape of otherworldly desert vistas. Stay at stylish Jack’s Camp, enjoying quad biking, bushman walks, traditional game drives and meerkat encounters. Next, explore the Selinda Reserve, one of Botswana’s most prolific wildlife areas. Swarovski HD binoculars and Canon camera to shoot elusive leopard and endangered African wild dog are provided in your tented suite at Zarafa Camp. 

Finally relax in the heart of the Okavango Delta, enjoying  the unrivaled flexibility at the new Xigera Safari Lodge. With no set times or itineraries, explore the bush at a personalized pace.


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Ultimate Botswana Luxury Safari  |  10 Days

Cape Town, South Africa; Linyanti & Okavango Delta, Botswana


Xigera Safari Lodge, Botswana


Looking to linger longer in fewer destinations?  This trip delves deep into the celebration of art, innovative design and sustainable travel in Cape Town and two Botswana regions.

In Cape Town, explore the Silo's art scene and tailor private tours of the Cape Peninsula and winelands, including Stellenbosch and Franschoek. Fly to the Linyanti Reserve and stay in the newly renovated DumaTau tented camp set between two “elephant highways.” Experience a scenic helicopter flight over the Delta’s labyrinthine waterways and board the Queen Silvia for a cruise along the river.  Re-wild yourself at Xigera in one of the 12 suites. The 105 staff to 24 guest ratio ensures they cater to every need. The guided experiences in the Moremi Game Reserve from feet-in-the-water sundowners to glass-bottomed mokoros (African gondola) are unforgettable.


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Cottar’s 1920 Safari Camp, Kenya


Looking for quintessential safari experience in some of Africa's iconic locations?  Tailor one of these two options.

Ultimate South Africa With Victoria Falls  | 11 Days

Cape Town, Johannesburg, & Kruger Private Reserve, South Africa and Victoria Falls 



For those looking to tick off Cape Town, a South Africa safari and Victoria Falls in style, this is the perfect adventure, especially with a safari experience like no other in the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve near Kruger National Park.

Beyond the twice-daily game drives, this journey also includes a stay at the avant-garde Silo Hotel, a helicopter ride along the Cape Town Coast and personally guided wine area and coastal tours. An exclusive island-stay in one of the most unique treehouse suites set in the middle of the Zambezi River is the ultimate way to cap off the journey where the nearby mists of Victoria Falls beckon.

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Ultimate Tanzania and Rwanda  | 13 Days

Arusha, Singita Grumeti Reserve, Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks, Tanzania;  Kigali & Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda



This flying safari explores the best of an East Africa safari and Rwanda.

Start at a lodge hidden in Tanzania's largest coffee plantations before venturing to your elevated Tarangire Treetops suite perched in the branches of baobab trees.  Relax in Grumeti Reserve's family suite or 2-bedroom villa so you're rested for a walking safari. In the heart of Serengeti, you'll awaken at One Nature Nyaruswiga for a pre-sunrise hot air balloon flight.  

Discover the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ and the welcoming Rwandan people. Their hospitality is apparent during a local chef's guided market tour and cooking class. Observe the magnificent mountain gorillas as they interact and forage in the forest - with two gorilla treks

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Namibia Luxury Train Journey  |  9 Days

8 Nights traveling through South Africa and Namibia

Rovos Rail, Namibia


This nine-day luxurious train journey aboard the Rovos Rail traverses from the savannahs of the highveld to the Atlantic Ocean. Travel through space and time as you visit Kimberley, site of one of the world’s famous diamond rushes, stare into the abyss of Fish River Canyon – second in size only to the Grand Canyon. The wide-open spaces of the Kalahari and Namib Desert will invite you in and the desert adapted wildlife species of the game-rich Etosha National Park will delight you– an unforgettable journey to a remarkable land.


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Like the stripes on a zebra, no two human fingerprints are the same. African Travel's specialists can guide you to the best suites, villas and private paradises. Below are a few other ideas to inspire you. 


Villa, family, and group journeys

Looking to keep your travel bubble small? Couples, families and friends can access a range of accommodations taking over private residences, camps or villas.


Cottar’s 1920 Safari Camp, Kenya


Villa options 

Africa has some of the best city and bush villas. In Cape Town, Ellerman House Villas situated on the slopes of Lions Head, offer panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean, are exclusive and privately staffed and perfect for multigenerational families or groups of friends. 

The award-winning Cottar’s 1920 Safari Camp is located in a 7608-acre private conservancy of the Maasai Mara in Kenya and is a a stone’s throw from Tanzania's Serengeti. The private Bush Villa is a great option to enjoy the wild world around, including hot-air balloon rides, dedicated safari game drive vehicles,  and a guided bush walk with a Maasai warrior and a visit to their local village. 

Private wine, art and safari in South Africa 

South Africa has some fantastic soul-revitalizing and secluded options to access elevated wine, wildlife and cultural experiences. To celebrate, we've created an all-villa South Africa safari to unlock this 'rainbow nation's' hidden secrets.


South Africa Private Villa Safari  | 11 Days

Cape Town, Tswalu & Thornybush Private Reserves, South Africa 


The Farmhouse at Royal Malewane's Farmstead, South Africa


Enjoy sweeping views of the Atlantic ocean in the private Ellerman House Villa. Explore Cape Town's coastal and wine scene, including an unforgettable wine and art experience in the Cape Winelands. At sunset, return to Ellerman House and enjoy their gin trolley to die for and the amazing views of one of Cape Town's best sundowner spots or your private access to its art, wine gallery or spa.  

Charter flights take you on a safari adventure where you will have your own private chef, vehicles and guiding team at your disposal. Wildlife experts will unlock nature’s secrets at two of South Africa's most exclusive private reserves. At Tswalu Tarkuni, visit ancient rock art sites then spot the wildlife that was significant to the San people as well as the elusive pangolin, wild dog and meerkats. Relax in the private outdoor space or fall asleep under the stars during the stay in the former Oppenheimer family home.  For a classic safari experience near Kruger National Park, enjoy The Farmhouse at Royal Malewane's Farmstead while spotting the Big 5 on game drives, bush walks, and more.

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Thanda Island Private Marine Reserve, Indian Ocean 


Island retreats 

Many like to combine beach and bush. The Seychelles, Zanzibar and Mozambique are popular island destinations for couples and families and we have private options in each destination. 

Perhaps you want your own island to yourself?   With a villa and two traditional bandas (beach chalets), Thanda in Zanzibar is the perfect paradise to explore your own marine reserve, swimming with gentle whale sharks in the tropical Indian Ocean. 



Call 1-800-421-8907 or fill out our questionnaire and submit it to a specialist to plan a trip.




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