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  • Overview
  • Accommodation
  • Itinerary
  • Fares

A journey overview

  • Cape Town
  • Namib Desert
  • Etosha National Park
  • Accra
  • Dakar
  • Madeira
  • Marrakesh

16 Days By Private Jet
  • Departing:
  • 9 Sep 2024 New release

This epic discovery reveals some of the rich culture and diverse landscapes that permeate West Africa and beyond. Our business class private jet enables us to take in these six contrasting and far-flung regions in effortless ease and comfort, while multiple-night stays in extraordinary desert lodges grant us perspectives hitherto unimagined. Just 58 guests will join this carefully curated journey, with tailored encounters in each destination ensuring an unrepeatable experience.

Journey Map
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Private Jet

Fly by Business Class Private Jet

Travelling in comfort and style by business class private jet, our journey links remote destinations on a bespoke flight path. We take advantage of expedited customs and private terminals where available. Our Boeing 737-700 aircraft features a business-class configuration for just 58 guests.    

Remote Reaches of West Africa & Madeira by Private Jet

Everything Has Been Considered & Included

Along with all dining and drinks, your journey includes stays in some of Africa’s finest accommodation and enriching experiences in each destination. You will also be accompanied at every stage by an expert Tour Manager and Tour Doctor. 

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Search for Majestic Wildlife at Etosha National Park

Four of the Big Five can be seen roaming the vast wildlife reserve of Etosha National Park. Multiple opportunities for wildlife viewing are available during our journey. Elephants, lions, giraffe and leopards are all plentiful in Etosha, while the park also has the largest population of black rhino.

4WD Vehicle
Hot Air Balloon

Desert Perspectives — Off-road or From the Air

Join a convoy of 4WD vehicles for a desert drive at the approach of dusk. While a sunrise hot-air balloon flight offers the most enchanting of contrasts. A post-flight champagne breakfast complements the experience.


See Some of Dakar’s Many Sides

A range of Your World experiences allows us to see Dakar from multiple perspectives. Visit one of West Africa’s oldest museums. Broaden your knowledge of local flavours during a cooking class. Learn about the slave trade at Gorée Island. Or see the work of some of Senegal’s emerging artists at Village des Arts.



Madeira’s Palatial Island Retreat

Set dramatically upon a rocky promontory, Reid’s Palace entices us with the perfect combination of ocean views and epicurean experiences. During our two-night stay, we take our seats in the historic Dining Room and the hotel’s Michelin-starred William Restaurant.



Marrakesh Most Extraordinary

Select from a range of fascinating Your World experiences in Marrakesh. Explore North Africa’s largest mountain range and meet the Berber villagers who live there. Prepare a traditional tagine with the help of an expert chef. Browse the wares on offer in the local souks. Visit Bahia Palace and El Badi Palace. Or discover the Yves Saint Laurent Museum.



Beginning our journey, we check into the Cape Grace, our luxurious waterfront hotel. Anticipating the many wonders we expect to see during our exploration of this incredibly diverse continent, we relax and dine at our hotel this evening.

This morning, ride to the summit of Table Mountain aboard a cable car. Traverse the walkways and observation decks for stunning views over False Bay. Of course, you’re also free to remain at our hotel to enjoy its facilities or explore Cape Town’s wealth of shopping opportunities. 

After lunch, further your discovery of Cape Town with one of these Your World experiences:
— One of the world’s most impressive gardens, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden invites you to explore its expansive grounds. Then venture along the Constantia Wine Route. At Groot Constantia Wine Farm, enjoy a tasting at South Africa’s oldest wine estate. 
— Join your guide Christo Brand, former prison warden and friend of Nelson Mandela. Retrace the footsteps of the late president and one-time political prisoner through key locations of the city, including City Hall, Greenmarket Square and Tuynhuys, the office of the president.

This evening, a gala Welcome Dinner awaits us in the spectacular Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa; its brutalist concrete exterior belying the gems within. Begin with a private viewing of the museum’s most coveted pieces, then continue with a sumptuous dinner, looking out onto a 270-degree view of Cape Town.

Boarding our business class private jet for the first time, we fly due north before touching down in Namibia’s sprawling capital of Windhoek. Having already dined aboard our jet, we immediately split into two groups to allow for a greater immersion in Namibia’s awe-inspiring surrounds. 

One of Africa’s major draws is, of course, its incredible wildlife. Our first group flies directly to Etosha National Park in the north of the country. Remaining guests head south to the Namib Desert.

In Etosha National Park, two lodges await. Onguma the Fort is unlike any other accommodation in Namibia, with its dramatic Moroccan-Afro design. Meanwhile, Onguma Bush Camp offers several well-spaced rooms arranged around a large waterhole. This afternoon, head out on a game drive through the park, looking for wildlife as they congregate around scarce waterholes. Elephants, lions, giraffe and leopards are all plentiful in Etosha. 

Guests in the Namib Desert will enjoy the hospitality of either Sossusvlei Desert Lodge or Kwessi Desert Lodge, both of which represent veritable oases, surrounded as they are by expansive desert landscapes. Spend your afternoon driving up and down the red dunes of NamibRand Nature Reserve. While not quite on the same scale as Etosha, the wildlife here are nevertheless numerous. Keep watch for gemsbok, bat-eared foxes, black-backed jackals and oryx.

We dine at our respective lodges this evening and await our further adventures.

Set off across the grasslands of Etosha National Park in a search for zebra, wildebeest, impala and springbok. Large herds of elephants will almost certainly be on show. 

The afternoon is set aside for Your World experiences:
— Prepare for more incredible wildlife viewing as you climb aboard another 4WD vehicle while the sun begins its nightly descent. 
— Alternatively, savour some extra time spent relaxing at your lodge, perhaps while cooling off in the pool.

Early this morning, our guests in the Namib Desert gather before a backdrop of pale blue sky while a hot-air balloon gradually takes shape upon the sands. In no time at all, those of adventurous spirit find themselves soaring high above the world’s oldest desert. Scattered mountain ranges fill the space between sand and sky as the sun slowly rises. Upon landing, a champagne breakfast seems fitting. With your land legs back, journey to where the Tsauchab River ends, at the salt and clay pan of Sossusvlei. Aboard 4x4s, head to Sesriem Canyon, carved by the mighty forces of the river millions of years ago. In nearby Deadvlei, we see an astonishing area populated with dead trees. Now more than 1000 years old, these seemingly immortal plants remain trapped in a region too dry for them to even decompose. They stand today as memorials to a time long gone.  

This afternoon, an abundance of choice awaits our guests based in Sesriem; choose from three Your World experiences:
— Set out on a leisurely nature walk, discovering what makes the NamibRand Nature Reserve so special. Keep watch for oryx, kudu and zebra. 
— Cover more ground during a desert drive, discovering a variety of habitat and ecosystems. Marvel at the ‘fairy circles’ that reach far across the landscape. In attempts to explain the origins of these mysterious occurrences, working theories have arisen from the fields of biology, mathematics and local folklore. 
— Indulge in a rejuvenating wellness treatment within a spectacular desert setting.

Enjoy a gourmet dining experience at your lodge this evening. Later on, gaze toward the heavens for a spectacular stargazing opportunity aided by clear desert skies.

Our two groups switch places this morning, with light aircraft delivering us to either the Namib Desert or Etosha National Park. Over the next two days, enjoy the wildlife, landscapes, lodges and experiences as detailed for each destination on Days 3 & 4.

After breakfast this morning, both groups board light aircraft for the return journey to Windhoek. Meeting up with our fellow travellers once more, we then step aboard our private jet for the flight to Accra, enjoying a gourmet lunch on board. We touch down in Ghana’s spirited capital city and make our way to the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra. Dine at our luxurious hotel this evening during the first of our two-night stay.

Begin your discovery of Accra with one of these full-day Your World experiences:
— Join a guide for a tour of Makola Market, Accra’s largest. Navigate the bustling aisles, which are lined with traders selling fresh produce, clothes and a wide variety of pots and pans. Nearby, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park commemorates the final resting place of Ghana’s first president. At the National Cultural Centre, see the colourful crafts created by artists from right across West Africa. Independence Square is the second largest square in the world, after Tiananmen Square, and the scene of grand celebrations each Independence Day. Drive past the square on your way to Fantasy Coffin Makers, where Ghanian caskets are fashioned into works of art. These made-to-order caskets can take the form of virtually anything the deceased was passionate about, from a ship to a shoe, or a shell.
— Visit Cape Coast Castle, which held a greater number of Africa’s slaves than any other region. The castle’s museum details its history and that of its surrounds. Further west along the coast, arrive at Elmina Castle, whose past is just as dark. Then, feel more a part of Ghana as you participate in a traditional naming ceremony, during which you will even receive a certificate with your new Ghanaian name.

Today, our private jet brings us to Africa’s westernmost city, Dakar. We immediately begin our tour of the city, admiring the Byzantine-style Cathedral of African Souvenir, along with the Palace of the Republic, its red guards manning the entrance. From colossal Independence Square, we head to the city’s striking railway station, admiring its vivid Neo-Moorish façade. A local spice market then offers up an array of sights, sounds and smells. Finally, the imposing minarets of the Grand Mosque of Dakar beckon us. Our accommodation in Dakar is the Pullman Dakar Teranga, where we enjoy Deluxe Rooms with sea views.

A selection of Your World experiences is on offer this morning:
— At the IFAN Museum of African Arts, discover ancient artefacts, as well as works 
by contemporary African artists.
— Get to know the local flavours and spices of Senegalese cuisine during a cooking class.

Further your Dakar discovery after lunch with another Your World experience:
— Cross the water to Gorée Island, whose dark history is indelibly linked to the slave trade. Visit the Fort d’Estrée, which houses the historical museum. 
— At Village des Arts, see the work of some of Senegal’s upcoming and established artists. 

This evening you are free to choose where to dine.

We depart Africa aboard our private jet this morning, bound for the island of Madeira, and its capital Funchal. Shortly after reaching Madeira’s shores, we set off on an in-depth exploration of the island. Claimed by Portugal in 1419, the region is today officially known as the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Enjoy the waterfront and gardens of Funchal’s Old Town, then board a cable car, which takes us high above Funchal to Monte. Take your time to absorb the stunning views over Funchal and the North Atlantic. Then continue along the circuitous cobblestone pathway, looking up periodically to admire the houses populating Monte’s terraces. Perhaps return to Funchal courtesy of the Carreiros do Monte, or Monte Sledge, a unique form of transport built of wicker and wood. Your transport is guided downhill by two smartly dressed carreiros, or sledge drivers. 

Take the evening to relax at Reid’s Palace, an exquisite residence overlooking the waters of the North Atlantic. Here, we take advantage of the ocean views offered by our Deluxe Rooms. Make your entrance to the Dining Room, its chic Edwardian-style interiors complementing our fine-dining experience.

Tailor your experience of Madeira today with a Your World experience:
— Discover what makes Funchal tick as you indulge in its local flavours during a food and cultural walking tour.
— Head inland to see the wondrous and remote Serra de Água, a verdant valley home to around 1000 people. Climb to the Encumeada viewpoint for breathtaking outlooks to Ribeira Brava and São Vicente. Then descend through the flourishing and botanically diverse Laurissilva Forest en route to Madeira’s northern vineyards, where you’re able to reward your efforts with tastings and tapas.  
— Return to Monte and follow the winding promenade of Monte Palace Tropical Garden. Embellished by a succession of stone arches, azulejos tiles and palm trees, the garden is built around a large pond frequented by swans and peacocks. 

We reconvene for a private lunch at the distinctive yellow São Tiago Fortress. Savour the serene sea views from a secluded terrace as we are hosted for this exclusive event.

More Your World experiences complete our exploration of Madeira this afternoon:
— Wander the less-frequented streets of Madeira, seeking out regional flavours 
and hospitality known only to locals. 
— Quench your thirst at Blandy’s Wine Lodge, which draws from 200 years of winemaking history. Take a tour of the cooperage and the canteiro, where Madeira’s finest wines are aged. 
— Enjoy a free afternoon to peruse the wares of local markets or simply relax. 

Savour the flavours of our hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, ‘William’.

A short flight this morning brings us to Marrakesh, where we bid farewell to our hardworking cabin crew. After lunch at a local restaurant, take the remainder of the afternoon to either relax or get to know Marrakesh on your own terms. A three-night stay at La Mamounia sees us revelling in exquisitely styled interiors and lavish amenities. For dinner, choose from one of our hotel’s four restaurants or else venture out to explore the remarkable dining scene of Marrakesh.

This morning, Marrakesh offers up its copious riches, as we immerse ourselves in the city’s most fascinating locales. Wander the thriving garden that leads to the Koutoubia Mosque. At Dar El Bacha, we see the high-ceilinged, tastefully decorated one-time residence of Marrakesh’s former ruler. We next come to the Ben Youssef Madrasa, an Islamic college which displays bewilderingly intricate architecture. The rich culture and traditions of Marrakesh are alive and well in the medina. Here, artisans ply their various trades, and a mosque, a bakery and a hammam can be found in every quarter. A walk along the medina’s narrow alleys reveals souks selling everything from leather-bound books to spices. We emerge to find ourselves in the celebrated Djemaa El Fna, the main square of the city. Here, the diverse cultural expression of Morocco is proudly on display. Declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, here you may stand amid a flurry of street performers, fortune tellers and the hypnotic melodies of a snake charmer’s flute.  

Following lunch, get to know the city further with a Your World experience:
— A different side of Marrakesh is revealed at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum. The renowned designer fell in love with the colours of the city and the museum houses an extensive collection of his work. Nearby, the Majorelle Garden illuminates its surroundings with a blend of nature and bold design. 
— Peruse the diverse range of wares on offer throughout the souks of Marrakesh.
— Enjoy the afternoon to wander Marrakesh or simply relax. 

Afterwards, join a local photographer, who will impart some insightful tips on how to capture the colour and excitement of the medina. Marrakesh’s dining scene begs to be explored this evening, or perhaps dine at our hotel.

After breakfast, Your World experiences are the order of the day:
— Set out on a full-day tour of the Atlas Mountains. North Africa’s largest mountain range presents a different viewpoint of the region, as you admire vast panoramas and traditional Berber villages nestled in the hillside. Discover Berber culture in the villages of Asnj and Imlil. 
— Join an expert chef and learn how to prepare a warming, flavoursome tagine, using ingredients you’ve selected fresh from a souk this morning. With turmeric, cinnamon and saffron lending fragrance to the air, concoct your dish with braised meats, apricots and dates, resulting in a marriage of savoury and sweet. 
— Admire two of the city’s most famous structures — Bahia Palace and El Badi Palace. While certainly distinct in both style and period, their respective architects had a shared vision of grandeur. 

After seeking out more traditional Moroccan dishes for lunch, we depart on our final Your World experience:
— Return to the souks and hunt for a bargain, whether you’re partial to lanterns, lamps or leather goods.
— Alternatively, take some time at leisure and either relax or shop for something stylish on your own schedule.

On our final evening, we are treated to an exclusive event within Marrakesh’s Palmeraie, an expansive and flourishing palm grove. Styled upon the One Thousand and One Nights collection of stories, our private camp is furnished with tents, carpets and pillows, providing an intoxicating atmosphere as we dine within this special setting. A range of entertainments complement the delectable cuisine, including a thrilling horse show.

Take a final opportunity to mingle with your fellow guests this morning, recounting your favourite experiences before being transferred to the airport.

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