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African Explorations Luxury Tour by Private Jet 2019 July 1 – 16, 2019
A Journey of New and Exhilarating Adventures
Dear Friends, In my many years of traveling to Africa, I have never come across an itinerary quite like the one that you will see in the pages ahead. We created this unusual journey specifically to appeal to those who may have already traveled to Africa and have been inspired to return for further explorations. Begin on the idyllic Indian Ocean island of Mauritius and witness a most unusual phenomenon called Seven Colored Earths; fly to the African continent and experience a tented camp safari that tracks the Great Migration in Tanzania, followed by a couple of days at the everchanging Victoria Falls. Then comes an unforgettable visit to the Skeleton Coast of Namibia, where you’ll see desert-adapted wildlife, and follow the unbelievable sand dunes along the rocky skeleton coastline that is littered with shipwrecks and whale skeletons. Finally, fall in love with the endearing meerkats of the Kalahari at Tswalu and discover this semi-arid wilderness which surprisingly support lion, cheetah, wild dog, desert black rhino as well as aardvark, aardwolf and pangolin. Revel in luxurious comfort on your way to each location aboard the Lakani Private Jet. Accommodations have been chosen for their splendid locations, as well as their luxurious, yet authentic representation of the region. Encounters with local people, exhilarating excursions, fabulous cuisine, and the attention of the Lakani Tour Managers, local guides, and rangers complete this unforgettable trip. I hope you’ll join us. Heidi Lakani President
When Heidi Lakani founded Lakani World Tours in 2003, she established a set of four fundamental principles that have become the cornerstones of the company. Experience and Innovation guides the creation of each itinerary. Quality and Value are included in every tour program. Service begins the first time you call and continues until the end of the journey. Integrity permeates the company in our communication with you and with whom we conduct business.
Lakani Private Jet Tours are designed to give you ample time to immerse yourself in the culture and history of each region. Enjoy abundant photographic opportunities and never feel rushed. Relax, have fun and enjoy yourself!
Your Lakani Private Jet tour includes everything you can possibly imagine in a luxury journey. You never have to worry about paying extra for optional sightseeing, meals or services – because they are already included. Enjoy these all-inclusive amenities:
Luxury hotels with deluxe rooms or suites where offered All meals • Deluxe vehicles with a window seat for optimum viewing during sightseeing • All gratuities to guides, drivers, hotel restaurant staff and tour manager • Tour Manager plus an Operations Manager • Special entertainment • First class cuisine with fine wines and champagnes aboard the Lakani Private Jet • Luggage One-Touch • •
Experience remarkable dining enjoyment.
Lakani’s Dine by Choice
Your Personal Concierge
One of the most enjoyable aspects of travel is the opportunity to sample the traditional cuisine of each location. This is why Lakani World Tours offers the most inclusive dining program available on each private jet journey. Dine where, when and with whom you choose. If you fancy a quiet evening in the comfort of your luxury hotel room, then order room service. It’s your choice!
Winging your way around Africa aboard a Lakani Luxury Private Jet is the most stressfree and relaxed way to travel. Your professional tour manager will take care of all the details, leaving you to enjoy every moment of your luxury private jet journey. He will ensure that arrival and departure formalities John & Heidi are smooth and efficient, hotel rooms are ready when you are, and sightseeing is maximized to make the best use of your valuable time. Consider your Lakani Tour Manager your personal concierge who makes restaurant reservations for your Dine by Choice pleasure, assists you with personal shopping and is at your disposal 24/7. No request is too big, too small, or too difficult because the Lakani Tour Manager is devoted to making your travel experience special and memorable.
While on safari, enjoy the culinary delights of each exclusive camp and lodge, where attention is given to providing a selection of scrumptious entrees, freshly baked breads, organically grown vegetables and exquisite desserts.
Luggage One-Touch For 16 days, enjoy the best Africa has to offer without any care. Our exclusive “luggage one-touch” service assures that once your luggage arrives in Johannesburg, you won’t have to handle it again until after your departure from Johannesburg.
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Extensive personal space
Luxury Private Jet Your Executive Private Jet, which normally seats up to 40 passengers, has been custom-fitted for up to 15 travelers with luxurious leather club seats, providing you with the highest standards of comfort. These Jets are intimate in scale, with posh interiors typically reserved for heads of state, royalty and, of course, Lakani guests.
Flight crew is hand selected
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Your Executive Private Jet takes you directly to smaller airports that are closer to our chosen destinations, allowing for flexibility and creativity in itinerary design. With the exception of a few short flights from Mwanza to the Serengeti, Windhoek to the Skeleton Coast and Johannesburg to Tswalu, where airstrips necessitate a light aircraft charter, all flights are on your Executive Private Jet. Experience flying from and to private airport terminals where security clearance is faster. Enjoy time in the air that is never too long; the average flight time is three hours or less. These are the advantages that make private jet travel the ultimate in luxury vacations. Your cabin attendants are gracious, enthusiastic and will anticipate all of your in-flight needs. You also have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the chartered aircraft operates at the highest standards of safety and security. The camaraderie of fellow travelers, professional tour managers, hand-selected flight crew, vintage wines, champagnes and top cuisine combine to make your Lakani Private Jet Tour memorable and rewarding.
Four Seasons, Anahita, Mauritius Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa
Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa
andBeyond Under Canvas
Tswalu Motse, Kalahari
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Saxon Boutique Hotel and Spa, Johannesburg Sophisticated, intimate and luxurious… describe the accommodations chosen for this extraordinary sojourn around Africa. Arrive at the Saxon Boutique Hotel and Spa in Johannesburg and you’ll be impressed by its elegant suites, chic cuisine and award-winning wines.
Royal Livingstone, Livingstone, Zambia On the shore of the Zambezi River, the Royal Livingstone Hotel is the perfect base for a visit to the magnificent Victoria Falls. Luxuriate in your elegantly appointed Corner Deluxe Room and enjoy gorgeous views of the river and wildlife from your private verandah. Take a dip in the pool or visit the Anantara Spa overlooking the river. Just walking distance from the falls, enjoy an early morning view of the falls and perhaps capture a stunning rainbow through the spray.
Four Seasons Resort, Anahita, Mauritius Discover a little slice of paradise in your Sanctuary Ocean Pool Villa in the Indian Ocean at this secluded and spacious luxury resort. Step out onto your private patio and take a dip in your plunge pool and gaze out onto the Indian Ocean lagoon. The resort is also home to the Mauritius Golf Club with an Ernie Els-designed course, offering complimentary golf. You may choose to dine in your villa, or at any of the resort’s four restaurants. Yes - paradise, indeed!
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Skeleton Coast, Namibia Immerse yourself in desert camp luxury in your stylish and comfortable large tent outfitted with ensuite bathroom, hot indoor shower, bathrobes, and luxury amenities. Step out onto your private shaded deck and see the scenic rugged hills and sandy desert of the Palmwag Concession and Skeleton Coast National Park. See the desert-adapted wildilife that roam the Hoanib riverbed. Enjoy stargazing under the stunning African night skies, and listen to the sounds of the desert. It’s magical and memorable!
andBeyond Under Canvas, Serengeti, Tanzania Indulge in ultimate luxury camping amidst the plains of the Serengeti, known for its thriving wildlife population. The mobile tented camp is carefully positioned for proximity to the Great Migration. Between wildlife viewing activities, relax in your beautifully appointed tent. Your private butler will be at your disposal to make your experience truly special. Enjoy sumptuous cuisine served with crystal and silver service and gather under the stars around the campfire and recount the day’s experience.
Tswalu Motse, Kalahari, South Africa Your elegant “little house” or Legae awaits you at The Motse looking out onto the grasslands of the Kalahari. Built of desert sand and stone, with a traditional Kalahari thatch, your lovely suite reflects the ambience of the area. Relax on your private sundeck and watch for the variety of wildlife as they make their way to the waterhole. What better way to spend the last days of your African private jet journey!
Hotels of Choice
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AFRICAN EXPLORATIONS LUXURY TOUR BY PRIVATE JET 2019 July 1 â€“ 16, 2019 Cost per person $94,500 | Single room supplement $9,750 Membership is limited to maximum 15 travelers Deluxe Accommodations and Tented Camps
Your Journey Begins... JO HA N N E S B U RG , S O U TH A F RIC A M O N , JU LY 0 1 Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa On arrival in Johannesburg you will be met and transferred to your luxury suite in the tree-lined suburb of Sandhurst. This evening, meet your travel companions and Lakani Tour Managers at a welcome cocktail reception and dinner party.
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MAURITIUS, INDIAN OCEAN TUE, WED, & THU. JULY 2, 3 & 4 Four Seasons Resort Mauritius Board your Private Jet today and fly across the Indian Ocean to the island of Mauritius where your Ocean Pool Villa awaits. On this little piece of paradise, youâ€™ll venture out on excursions to explore the island. Visit the village of Chamarel, where you will see an unforgettable sight â€“ the Chamarel Waterfall and the Seven-Colored Earths. Discover Ganga Talao, a beautiful secluded crater lake deep in the heart of Mauritius and the most sacred Hindu place on the island. Here nature and men seem to coexist peacefully amongst the abundant flora and fauna. Explore the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, famous for the Victoria Amazonica (water lily).
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SERENGETI, TANZANIA FRI, SAT, & SUN, JULY 5, 6 & 7 andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas Tented Camp Your Lakani Private Jet takes you to Tanzania and the vast open grasslands of the Serengeti National Park. Your luxurious semi-permanent tented camp moves around the park as it anticipates the movements of the Great Migration, allowing you optimal wildlife viewing on your twice daily game drives. Enjoy sundowners in the bush and stargazing under the spectacular African skies.
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LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA (VICTORIA FALLS) MON. & TUE. JULY 8 & 9 The Royal Livingstone Bid farewell to the camp in the Tanzania wilderness and board your Private Jet bound for Livingstone, Zambia where you will be amazed and inspired by the views of Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Join a noted historian, to hear the story of the Great Explorers and trace the impact that their journeys would have on the future of Africa. Experience a walk with cheetahs and enjoy your interaction with the elephants. Continue with a walking tour of Victoria Falls, where you will be amazed and inspired by the panoramic views of one of the seven natural wonders of the world and view the falls from an entirely different prospective aboard a helicopter. One of the worldâ€™s greatest waterfalls, Victoria Falls is powered by Africaâ€™s fourth largest river, the Zambezi, as it cuts its way through the sheer granite cliffs.
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K AOK OLA N D, SKELET ON COAST, N A M IB IA W E D , TH U, & FRI, JULY 10, 11 & 1 2 Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Fly southwest to Africa’s rugged Atlantic coast where Namibia’s remote Skeleton Coast National Park stretches 300 miles along inaccessible shores dotted with shipwrecks and whale skeletons. Settle in at your stylish tented camp scenically located in a broad valley in the private Palmwag Concession. Venture out on game drives to see Namibia’s rich diversity of desert-adapted wildlife – including elephant, giraffe, lion, brown hyaena, and oryx. Explore the rocky coastline to see its Cape fur seal colony and a few shipwrecks.
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TS WALU K A L AHARI, SOUT H AFRICA S AT, S U N & M ON , JULY 13, 14 & 1 5 The Motse Board your Lakani Private Jet and head for South Africa and its largest private game reserve, Tswalu Kalahari. Here your elegant “little house” accommodations await with views over the savannas. Encounter Kalahari’s wildlife on game drives that take you to Tswalu’s diverse habitats that include rolling dunes, semi-arid grassland, and the Korannaberg mountain range – providing shelter and increasing the biodiversity, as well as creating a splendid scenic backdrop. Get even closer to the land on a guided bush walk to an endearing meerkat colony.
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Your Journey Ends JOH ANN ESB URG, SOUT H A F RICA TU E . JULY 16 D AY R OOM AT IN TERC ON TINE N TA L H O TE L Your unforgettable journey around Southern Africa comes to a close as you fly to Johannesburg, where you will have an opportunity to refresh and repack in your reserved room at the Intercontinental Hotel before your departure flight home or to your next destination.
Memorable Africa with its bountiful and balanced ecosystem
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TERMS & CONDITIONS AFRICAN EXPLORATIONS TOUR PRICE: $94,500 per person (double occupancy), with $9,750 single supplement Included in tour price: All private jet flights between Johannesburg and back to Johannesburg; local charter flights from Mwanza to the Serengeti; Windhoek to the Skeleton Coast and Johannesburg to Tswalu; all beverages including liquor on the private jet; deluxe room or suites (where offered) at finest hotels on share basis; single accommodations are available at additional cost; (Lakani reserves the right to substitute hotels for those named in the brochure when necessary); three meals per day, a la carte where available or practical; bottled water, coffee and tea with meals on the ground; special events with alcohol; transportation by deluxe air conditioned vehicles, motor coaches and four wheel drive safari vehicles; entrance fees for comprehensive sightseeing; gratuities to hotel and restaurant staff, Lakani Tour Managers, local guides and drivers; knowledgeable local guides; services of Lakani tour managers; baggage porterage throughout including two pieces of baggage; airport taxes; amenities package; arrival transfer from Johannesburg airport to hotel at beginning of trip and departure transfer to Cape Town airport; medical evacuation insurance of $100,000 for covered reasons. Not included in tour price: Airfare to Johannesburg and from Johannesburg; trip cancellation insurance; medical and accident insurance; passport and visa fees; personal expenses (such as mini bar, alcohol not mentioned above, laundry, telephone); costs to ship passenger documents to international addresses; inoculations and medications; other gratuities not specifically mentioned as included. Payment requirements: To confirm your reservation, we require an initial payment of $5,000 per person. A deposit of $20,000 per person is due November 7, 2018. Balance is due February 7, 2019. Refunds & Cancellation Policy: All requests to cancel confirmed reservations must be received in writing. Cancellation Date & Cancellation Fee: Before Sep. 07, 2018 $1000 per person Between Sep. 08 and Nov. 07, 2018 $5,000 per person Between Nov 08, 2018 and Feb. 07, 2019 $25,000 per person On or after Feb. 07, 2019 NO REFUND Refunds will not be made for unused portion of the tour, such as, but not limited to, sightseeing excursions, meals, and or other pre-arranged services. Refunds are limited to the amounts as stated in our Cancellation Policy. Insurance: Lakani World Tours cannot be held responsible or liable for loss, damage, or theft of luggage or personal belongings, nor for personal injury, accident, or illness. A travel insurance plan including trip cancellation protection is available through Lakani World Tours. Developed in conjunction with Travel Guard, this plan is available at the time of reservation and may protect you against unforeseen events. Cancellation insurance is strongly recommended. Responsibility of Traveler: This is an active program, requiring participants to be in good health and capable of moderate exertion. Participants must be able to ascend and descend the aircraft stairs. Special assistance and/or private ground arrangements may be available at additional cost, depending upon specific requirements. Smoking is prohibited on the private jet, at group meals, on buses and during all group activities.
Photography: Lakani World Tours encourages tour participants to take photographs and videos during the tour and submit them to the Lakani Travel Club photography contest or for use in promotional materials. Participants who prefer that their image not be used for marketing purposes are asked to make this request known in writing prior to departure. Prices: Lakani World Tours reserves the right to increase tour prices to cover increased costs after prices are published, and to reflect fluctuations in foreign exchange markets. Lakani World Tours is under no obligation to provide a breakdown of costs involved in this program. Responsibility: Lakani World Tours and its employees, independent contractors and representatives act only as agents in arranging hotels or lodging, transportation, ground handling, restaurants, or other travel services and in no way shall be held liable in the event of failure by any person or company to render services to travelers, nor shall they be held liable for any negligent or willful act by any such person or company. Furthermore, neither Lakani World Tours) nor its employees, independent contractors or agents shall be held liable or responsible for any injury, loss, death, or damage to personal property in connection with any goods or services provided, resulting from force majeure, acts of God, civil unrest, acts of war, terrorist activities, labor strikes, or mechanical failure of transport while traveling. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, Lakani World Tours reserves the right, without notice, to withdraw any or all parts of a tour and or to make such changes as may be necessary. The extra cost, if any, for such changes will be the responsibility of the traveler. Lakani World Tours reserves the right to cancel the tour, in which case a full refund will be made without further obligation on our part. We also reserve the right to decline to accept or to retain any person as a member of the tour, or to require a participant to withdraw from the tour at their own expense when such an action is determined by Lakani World Tours tour staff to be in the best interest of the participant’s health and safety or that of the tour group. No refund will be made for the unused portion of the tour. The published tour cost is based on tariffs and exchange rates in effect in May 2018, and is subject to change. Any tariff, exchange rate or fuel surcharge will be passed on to the participants. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk entirely. It is understood that the air ticket when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the passenger and the airline concerned. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board their plane or conveyance. Lakani World Tours accepts no liability for any airline’s cancellation penalty or change fee incurred by the purchase of a restricted air ticket in connection with this tour. In regard to credit card payments for travel services to Lakani World Tours the traveler (and or cardholder or the cardholders authorized representative) will hold Lakani World Tours and its employees, independent contractors or representatives harmless for any or all charge-backs exercised by them or their credit card companies, originating from any complaints regarding travel services or involving refund requests of monies paid when insurance was not purchased, or for any reason whereby the traveler did not utilize any portion of the prepaid travel services, or any reasons whatsoever. Arbitration Resolution: : Any controversy or claim arising out of, or relating to, any services arranged by Lakani World Tours shall be resolved solely by binding arbitration in Orange County, California, in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Acceptance of initial travel services and payment of monies to Lakani World Tours will constitute agreement by the traveler(s) of these Terms & Conditions.
Travel documents: Lakani World Tours does not obtain personal travel documents or assume responsibility for notifying travelers of current requirements. All expenses incurred as a result of delays or itinerary changes related to lack of appropriate travel documents shall be borne by the individual traveler.
California law requires sellers of travel to be bonded. Lakani World Tours is bonded through Great American Insurance and is a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation, TCRC fund.
Health & Inoculations: Inoculation requirements and recommendations often change; therefore, we strongly recommend you contact your personal physician, local Health Department, or the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, (404-322-4559 or www.cdc.gov/travel and advise them of your itinerary.
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