Travcoa, a luxury tour operator, is launching a new product line, the African flying safari.
In a similar vein as the safaris of Hemingway and British Royalty, Travcoa’s flying safari combines the concept of an expedition with private air service linking remote destinations with the guidance of a knowledgeable staff.
Travelers will fly directly between small, regional airports and private airstrips, and stay in lodges, camps and hotels, such as the five-star Relais & Chateaux Plettenberg Bay property in South Africa and the Mfuwe Lodge in Zambia.
The expeditions will explore the African people and cultures, including the Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and missionary and anthropologist Rev. Claude Bouchet.
Travcoa also will offer two scheduled, 19-day departures:
The “Once in a Lifetime Africa” expedition costs from $34,400 per person, and departs from Johannesburg on September 21. Stops include Cape Town, Kwandwe Game Reserve, Phinda Private Game Reserve, Zululand, Plettenberg Bay and Oudtshoorn in South Africa; Okavango Delta in Botswana; Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe; South Luangwa National Park in Zambia; Lake Malawi and Mua Mission in Malawi; and Bazaruto Island in Mozambique.
The “By Royal Invitation” expedition includes a special invitation to the Zulu King’s Reed Dance festival. The expedition costs from $34,900, and departs from Johannesburg on August 30. The expedition includes Cape Town, Phinda Game Reserve, Zululand, Plettenberg Bay and Oudtshoorn in South Africa; Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe; South Luangwa National Park in Zambia; Lake Malawi and Mua Mission in Malawi; Bazaruto Island in Mozambique.