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Singita Safari + Crystal Skye an exclusive + private safari experience from AuthentEscapes - May 9 - 17, 2019 at $37,950.00 for an unparalleled luxury travel experience (scroll down for more aircraft, safari lodge and experience information)

May 9 - 17, 2019 Join Malaka & Ryan Hilton of AuthentEscapes as they take off toward South Africa on the world’s largest and most luxuriously spacious private charter jet, the brand-new Crystal Skye. This lavishly outfitted Boeing 777 has been completely transformed to the highest standards of aviation design, featuring handcrafted, fully-reclining flatbed seats, a dedicated stand-up bar and social lounge, a team of Crystal Skye Butlers and an Executive Chef preparing exceptional Michelin star-inspired cuisine.

Crystal Skye aircraft operated by Comlux Aruba NV

In South Africa, guests of AuthentEscapes will have exclusive access to a once-in-a-lifetime, week-long safari experience at "The Place of Miracles" - Singita, in Singita Boulders, Ebony, Lebombo, & Sweni Lodges. Having exclusive use of some of the most productive and uncrowded big-game safari areas on the continent is sure to produce exciting and memorable wildlife sightings in gorgeous natural settings. Prepare to be spoiled and to learn. While at Singita you will be in the trusted hands of some of the most accomplished conservationist guides, wildlife photography experts, and food and wine aficionados who will personalize and enhance the experience for you. This is a limited-access experience held for a select group of our valued guests.

May 9, 2019 - arrive into Sarasota/Tampa/Ft. Myers where you will be greeted and transferred by road to a downtown Sarasota luxury hotel for check-in. This evening join the AuthentEscapes team and your fellow Singita Safari + Crystal Skye travelers for a fun welcome reception.

Wild Leopard stare as this gorgeous animals descends a tree

May 10, 2019 - Depart Sarasota, Florida, U.S.A. for a direct non-stop to Johannesburg, South Africa. Overnight in your most comfortable surroundings aboard the Crystal Skye.

Crystal Skye aircraft operated by Comlux Aruba NV

The world’s newest, largest and most spacious luxury jet. This lavishly outfitted Boeing 777 has been completely transformed to the highest standards of aviation design, featuring handcrafted, fully-reclining flatbed seats, a dedicated stand-up bar and social lounge, a team of Crystal Skye Butlers and an Executive Chef preparing exceptional Michelin star-inspired cuisine.

Crystal Skye aircraft operated by Comlux Aruba NV

Malaka Hilton of AuthentEscapes recently enjoyed a personal introduction and orientation of Crystal Skye. Watch the video below to see what she discovered while on-board.

May 11, 2019 - Upon arrival into Johannesburg we will clear immigration and customs formalities before connecting by light aircraft to our two safari locations in the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Flying time is an easy 1 hour 15 minutes and will be greeted plane-side by our field team who will welcome us and transfer us to the lodge for orientation and check-in for 3 nights.

Regional map showing location of Singita lodges

May 14, 2019 - After your morning gameviewing activity, transfer by light aircraft to your second Singita safari experience where you will be greeted and welcomed plane-side by the field team and transferred to the Lodge to check-in for 3 nights.

May 17, 2019 - After your morning gameviewing and breakfast, transfer by light aircraft to Johannesburg to connect with onward journey whether you are returning home using your included Etihad Business Class ticket or continuing on to other regional highlights.

Spend up to 3 weeks traveling in the region before returning on your Etihad Business Class ticket. Here are a few of our suggestions for post-tour extensions:

  • Visit the Victoria Falls, the only waterfall in the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
  • The picturesque wine producing region of the Western Cape.
  • Explore the cosmopolitan and contemporary city of Cape Town.
  • Additional safari nights in Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe or South Africa.

We would be happy to customize an experience for you based on your preferences and interests.

Giraffe drinking at waterhole

On Safari with Singita

Conservation as a way of life

Built upon a 100-year purpose to preserve and protect African wilderness for future generations. Singita has been championing conservation in Africa from the very beginning with large scale projects in wildlife management and protection, reserve and ecosystem integrity, sustainable tourism practices and community development. Through a sustainable conservation model that helps balance tourism with conservation in all regions in which we operate, Singita’s ethos of “touching the earth lightly” is no longer just a forward-thinking principle; it is imperative to our survival, and that of the land, wildlife and communities under our care.

World-class Hospitality

Our 6 nights on safari in the most capable hands of the Singita field and hospitality teams will be split so that each traveler is able to enjoy 3 nights of safari in both Singita Kruger National Park and 3 nights in Singita Sabi Sand as the two locations compliment each other. They are notably different in geography and lodge setting and design. Both operate on exclusive use wildlife areas where the lodge is positioned and where each gamedrive begins. In both locations every gamedrive easily has the potential to show you the most amazing wildlife sighting you have ever seen.

Exceptional Africa wildlife observation and interpretation

Be sure to watch the video below which clearly describes Singita's commitment to protecting these unique locations that are filled with so much diverse life and their commitment to your safari experience. This video also shows great footage of the very location where you will safari and what it is like to be on gamedrive while in the trusted hands of the Singita field team.

Singita Boulders Lodge

Sabi Sand Game Reserve - a private 45,000+ acre reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park.

The original inspiration for Singita Boulders Lodge came from the geometry of the ancient, weathered boulders and the natural curve of the river bed near the lodge. Its design takes its cues from nature, incorporating charcoal and copper colors, and textures of the surrounding landscape, reflecting the four elements of earth, fire, air and water. The lodge blends seamlessly with the shifting light, shapes and moods of the environment, providing a soothing sanctuary for world-weary travellers craving a connection with nature.

Spa services are available at every Singita lodge
Bush Suite Bathtub views
Only the freshest ingredients
Sunrise over the Sand River and creative + colorful dishes abound.

Singita Ebony Lodge

Sabi Sand Game Reserve - a private 45,000+ acre reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park.

Singita Ebony Lodge, situated along the Sand River, takes safari style and sophistication to a new level. The design is a fresh and contemporary interpretation of the classic safari lodge, combining tented camp and bush lodge elegance. Guests are immersed in nature with huge open spaces and interiors inspired by a combination of local tribal culture and the animal kingdom.

Bush Suite - room view
Bush Suite - bathroom view
Fresh and tasty breakfast on the deck
Pastries and breads baked daily and Bush Suite - deck view

Singita Lebombo Lodge

Positioned perfectly on a 33,000 acre exclusive use concession within the Kruger National Park.

Inspired by the African landscape, the design, which blends nature with tech, pushes the boundaries of safari style to the limit, while delivering the same light, space, openness and connection to the earth that guests have become accustomed to. Giving guests a front row seat to the 33,000 acre concession with 13 bold, contemporary, open-plan suites suspended above the N’Wanetsi River and a private villa on the river bank, this is the Kruger like never before.

Tasty, colorful and creative
Lebombo Lodge Pools with stunning bush views
Lebombo Lodge pool-side lounge area
Flavorful and colorful snacks and deck sleep-out setup for a magical night under the stars

Singita Sweni Lodge

Positioned perfectly on a 33,000 acre exclusive use concession within the Kruger National Park.

Tucked into the banks of the Sweni River, this intimate lodge is a hidden jewel that provides a bold, new African context for contemporary design, architecture and food. Exuding glamorous attitude, Singita Sweni’s seven suites - including a pool suite for families or honeymoon couples - are hidden in the trees, and guests have private access to 33,000 acres of the Kruger National Park. Gold and bronze ore, polished mud, and gleaming recycled timbers add texture, splashes of vibrant color are inspired by beetles, chameleons and birds’ wings, while neutrals draw in the light.

Healthy, tasty and always fresh
Sweni Lodge - room view with deck sleep out setup
Bush Suite - room view

As a guest of Singita, no matter which table you find yourself at and no matter what meal you are about to enjoy, you can be sure that your meal will include the freshest ingredients which have been sourced locally, passionately crafted and presented in a flavorful dish that is sure to introduce you to flavors and textures of this region.

On each of our 6 days of safari we will enjoy twice-daily gamedrives in search of unique African big-game encounters and animal behavior safely by vehicle with your Guide and Tracker. There are also a number of other options and activities that you can enjoy as a guest; spa treatments, boutique and gallery, game walks, mountain biking and archery.

Watch the videos below for a view of some of the animals and sightings that you may encounter when on safari with Singita.

Wine producing region highlights include cellar tours, wine farm visits and fresh and flavorful cuisine.

Whenever you choose to return home from this journey we have included a Business Class ticket on Etihad from Johannesburg through Abu Dhabi to New York (JFK) U.S.A.

Rate: $37,950.00 per person sharing and includes;

  • one-way international airfare on Crystal Skye aircraft from Sarasota, Florida, USA to Johannesburg, South Africa
  • May 11 - light aircraft transfer from Johannesburg to your first Singita safari location
  • 3 nights accommodation at your first Singita safari location on an all-inclusive basis
  • May 14 - light aircraft transfer from your first to your second Singita safari location
  • 3 nights accommodation at your second Singita safari location on an all-inclusive basis
  • May 17 - light aircraft transfer from your second Singita safari location to Johannesburg
  • One-way Business Class airfare to New York (JFK) from Johannesburg through Abu Dhabi on Etihad Airlines

Excludes;

  • Spa Services while at Singita Lodges
  • Boutique and Wine Store purchases while at Singita Lodges

Email travel@authentescapes.com to confirm your interest in participating in this unique travel experience and to communicate your lodge, room and seat preference.

Seats on the aircraft, lodges and room preferences will be allocated on a first-come first serve basis.

Mimimum number of particpants required for this departure to travel. See AuthentEscapes operator-participant contract for further information about applicable conditions.

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