AQUA EXPEDITIONS ANNOUNCES EPIC SAFARI ODYSSEY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SHACKLETON SOCIETY
New York – March 31, 2017: Aqua Expeditions, one of the world’s leading luxury river cruise companies, has announced a once-in-a-lifetime safari exploration. Co-hosted by Aqua Expeditions founder Francesco Galli-Zugaro and the world-renowned safari guide Howard Saunders, founder of the Shackelton & Selous Society, and taking place this October, up to 10 guests will have the opportunity to embark on a 14-day adventure into the African wilderness.
As a long-term fellow of the Shackleton & Sealous Society, and deeply passionate about travel and exploring remote destinations, Francesco was inspired to create this one-time journey by his many trips scouting for future river cruise locations – which so often have turned into unexpected exploratory adventures.
The safari odyssey has been developed with a dual purpose of exploring two iconic rivers of the world, the Congo River and the White Nile, and traveling through Namibia, Congo and Uganda. Guests will experience remote regions, with access allowed only to those few who are intimately familiar with the territory. The trip will incorporate a few days of cycling for those interested in an active element, and will provide the opportunity to help pioneer the new but growing tourism industry in areas such as Odzala in the Congo.
– Exploring the Congo River out of Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
– Seeing gorillas in the Republic of Congo
– Exploring Murchison Falls National Park and the source of the Nile in Uganda and Lake Albert
– Cycling in Namibia among black rhino and desert-adapted elephants (support vehicles available for non-bikers)
– All flights will be in two private planes, from the meeting point in Johannesburg or Cape Town, reducing transfer times to optimize game viewing excursions
A place on this extraordinary journey, including internal flights, costs approximately US$25,760 per person and includes: accommodations; meals; service charges; alcoholic beverages; bottled mineral water and sodas in camp and on game drives; all park entry, camping and activity fees; gorilla tracking permits; daily laundry service; and professional safari guides. International flights, airport departure taxes, entry visas, gratuities and miscellaneous charges are additional. There are a limited number of spaces left on this expedition.
ABOUT AQUA EXPEDITIONS
Aqua Expeditions was the first adventure travel company to introduce five-star luxury cruises on the Amazon River in Peru and on the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia. CEO, Francesco Galli Zugaro, founded Aqua Expeditions to cater to discerning, adventure travelers seeking to explore remote and culturally important destinations for luxury voyages on the world’s greatest rivers. Aqua Expeditions’ 16-suite Aria Amazon vessel entered service in 2011, a creation of Peruvian designer, Jordi Puig and featuring floor to ceiling windows, Jacuzzi, gym, sundeck and the haute Peruvian cuisine of Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. In October 2014, Aqua Expeditions expanded to Indochina with the launch of the Aqua Mekong with 20 design suites, sailing the historic Mekong River between Cambodia and Vietnam. For more information about Aqua Expeditions, please visit www.aquaexpeditions.com.