Tuesday, 6 May 2014

African Safari Company and Small Ship Safaris

African Safari Company and Small Ship Safaris
Pair Romance with Adventures on Land and Sea
 Pairing romance with adventure on land and sea is a specialty of African Safari Company and its sister company, Small Ship Safaris. Wildlife viewing is the common denominator while on a honeymoon expedition across the African continent or blissfully drifting through South America’s Amazon jungle.

“The exhilaration of being in a pristine natural setting in a remote and wildlife-rich part of the world promises to add zest to a honeymoon or romantic getaway,” says Julia Nesbitt, director of sales and marketing. “One of my favorite parts of honeymoon planning is choosing the most romantic accommodations available, while always keeping in mind the desired level of luxury and vacation budget.”

South Africa is a particularly favored destination right now, as Nesbitt reports, since the exchange rate is heavily in favor of the US dollar. This translates to a great value for a South Africa Honeymoon that combines “fantastic game viewing with culturally hip Cape Town plus two nights in the gorgeous Cape Winelands for a fully rounded safari experience.”

Lovers lodge in upscale, family-owned accommodations, experience a topnotch safari at the world-renowned Sabi Sands Game Reserve, and enjoy private tailor-made tours of Cape Town and environs. One night may include an incredibly romantic tree house sleep out and candlelight dinner in the bush. Sea kayaking the coast of the Cape Peninsula and a visit to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve conclude the wildlife adventure as guests begin an exploration of historic-yet-trendy Cape Town. The nine-day program departs on request year round. The per person double occupancy rate is from $4,330 for standard accommodations and from $7,680 for upgraded accommodations. For more information please see:

Best of Zambia is an intimate nine-day, off-the-beaten-path safari inclusive of unique bush accommodations including a private cottage with plunge pool at Victoria Falls and a brand new luxury lodge in South Luangwa. Perfect for active travelers, guests enjoy day and night game drives as well as canoe safaris, boat trips and exploring afoot. South Luangwa National Park is where walking safaris first got their start. The Luangwa River is the most intact major river system in Africa and life-blood of the park. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River and its oxbow lagoons is among the most intense in Africa. On-request departures are offered during the dry season between April 15 and Oct. 31. The per person double occupancy rate is $6,436 to $9,282 per person plus $1,126 per person for light aircraft flights. For more information please see: http://www.africansafarico.com/safari/best-of-zambia-9-days/

In a recently posted slide show on FOX News, Julia Nesbitt offers a glimpse of some of the more romantic escapes in Africa: http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2014/02/12/most-romantic-honeymoon-escapes-in-africa/. All the accommodations in this slideshow can be incorporated into a custom itinerary with African Safari Company.

Small Ship Safari’s Amazon Expedition Cruise combines luxury in a wild place, with the choice of the 12-suite Aqua or the 16-suite Aria, both custom-built luxury river ships. For eight days guests explore the Peruvian Amazon from the comfort of their ship, a moving base camp where guests sleep and enjoy their meals. Voyagers will travel by skiff, canoe and on foot, meeting local Amazonians and learning about their history and challenges for the future. Along the way they may spot macaws, monkeys and pink river dolphins, marvel at giant water lilies, and visit a manatee rescue center. This cruise safari departs on select dates from June through November (high water program available Dec.-May). The per person double occupancy rate is from $6,650 to $7,350 per person. For more information please see: http://smallshipsafaris.com/itineraries/expedition-cruise-low/

About African Safari Company & Small Ship Safaris
Mike Nesbitt, a native of South Africa, and daughter Julia bring an intimate knowledge of wildlife migrations, climate variables and cultural opportunities to the African Safari Company that he founded in 1998. Specializing in small group travel and custom safaris for the independent and inquisitive adventurer, the company carefully vets each lodge, camp and safari partner they work with in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda & Rwanda, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia.

A new division launched in 2013, Small Ship Safaris features a similar exotic adventure experience - on water instead of land. Expedition ships for between 16 and 210 guests transport wildlife and nature enthusiasts to remote areas of Alaska, Hawaii, Amazon, Polar Regions, Baja Sea of Cortez, Galapagos and Patagonia.

For more information, itineraries, availability and reservations please call: 1.800.414.3090 or 206.284.7682; or visit: http://www.africansafarico.com/ or http://www.smallshipsafaris.com/.

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