'In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia’
Welcome to Kenya, synonymous with safari and Born Free. You can follow in the footsteps of Elsa, discovering how Joy Adamson’s legacy is of such huge conservational importance. You can choose to camp – luxury safari-style, or lodge - in classic safari-elegance. Your balcony may well overlook a private watering-hole visited by elephant, zebra and hippo – this is not a movie this is great safari.
Home to a vast number of National Parks including the infamous Kruger National Park (since 1894), South Africa is a place where you’ll have a great chance of spotting the Big Five. What it also offers you is hundreds of bird species, dramatic rivers and ancient forestry. Spotting vast herds of antelope heading for water or glimpsing giraffe picking Acacia leaves or maybe stopping while buffalo cross the road – this is everyday life in South Africa and it’s just the tip of a very wild iceburg!
Botswana, home to the Okavango Delta and huge swathes of the Kalahari Dessert. It's here you'll get a chance to catch the magnificent, Great Migration bringing vast herds of wildebeest and zebra through the Okavango Delta. Dramatic river crossings of thousands together make for unforgettable, life-changing views. There is a most beautiful rawness to this land that can be juxtaposed by the powerful waters of Victoria Falls.
Travel to the frozen reaches of Canada to see the magnificent Polar Bears in their natural environment. Operated by a family business that has been going for over three decades, this wonderful adventure immerses you in the local culture and gives you an experience you will never forget. Stop in Winnipeg as the starting point before heading to the township of Churchill, on the edge of Hudson Bay and the most northly settlement in Manitoba. From here, travel over the local landscapes – known as the Churchill Wildlife Management Area – in a custom made 4x4 vehicle called the Tundra Buggy to see polar bears and more local wildlife in their autumn environment.
Take in the sights and sounds of the cities before embarking on a wildlife adventure. In the golden triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, witness icons such as the Taj Mahal and get lost in the maze-like bazaars. Along the way stay in ancient forts and mansions that cater to your every whim. Your journey concludes at Satpura National Park home to the majestic Bengal tiger and a range of other wildlife.
Discovering the heart of Africa doesn’t mean compromising on five-star comfort. Staying in luxury Elewana lodges, start your journey at the little-known Tarangire before making your way to the famous Ngorongoro and Serengeti. From a grand manor house to a lodge in a coffee plantation, each offers a unique twist depending on location. Whether waking to the sound of wildlife or the smell of the freshest coffee beans, every day brings new adventures and memories to last a lifetime.