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Luxury Experiences Gift Guide 2019

18th November 2019 // By Elite Traveler

Natural World Safaris, Icons of Africa

This is not only a tour of the wild bushlands of sub-Saharan Africa but through some of the continent’s most iconic properties. This epic 13-night safari includes highly coveted overnight stay at Giraffe Manor and three nights in the famed Masai Mara based at Cottars 1920’s Camp. Guest travel seamlessly from Kenya to Cape Town, visiting spectacular natural sites including Victoria Falls and Botswana’s Okavango Delta on the way. The ultra-luxury tour includes a number of opportunities to view Africa’s stunning wildlife before finishing with three nights in South Africa’s culture hub, Cape Town, where you will stay in the city’s ultimate address Ellerman House which combines historic grandeur and an uncontrived sense of style and flair.

From $21,500 in low season and $32,600 in high season, naturalworldsafaris.com

Adventure Life, Antarctic Eclipse Cruises

If you occasionally catch your loved one staring into the night sky with a look of awe in their eye, this could be the perfect gift for them. Setting sail in late 2021 from the southern tip of Argentina, this luxury cruise will travel to the edge of Antarctica to experience one of the most remote total solar eclipses on record. The captain will use state-of-the-art weather mapping to give you the best chance of seeing this celestial wonder. As this particular total solar eclipse will only be visible in this remote location, the people on these boats will be among the few people in the world to experience it. As well as experience an eclipse, guests will also have the opportunity to see massive icebergs, nesting penguins and whales feasting on krill.

From $15,335 per person, adventure-life.com

iChauffeur, Exclusive UK Drive Tour

The United Kingdom may be small, but it would take you a lifetime to discover all it has to offer. But if you only have a limited time to spare, iChauffeur has created the ultimate experience to show you its greatest hits. In the space of 10 days, you will be whisked from London to the Scottish Highlands and back again in your choice of a chauffeur-driven Range Rover Autobiography, Bentley Mulsanne or Rolls-Royce Phantom. You will also stay in some of the country’s most incredible properties and dine in its finest restaurants. Highlights include a dinner at Spencer House with Earl Spencer, brother of the late Princess Diana, a private cooking lesson with a Michelin-starred chef and a golf lesson at the world-famous St Andrews Golf Club.

From $112,360, www.ichauffeur.co.uk

Meridian Adventure SAIL, Private Sailing in Raja Ampat

Meridian Adventure SAIL is a new ultra-luxury members club offering completely bespoke experiences for its private explorers. With a fleet of six beautiful catamarans based in the largely-untouched coral triangle of Raja Ampat, Indonesia, trips can comfortably accommodate up to 32 guests. That makes it perfect for multi-generational journeys with the different needs of everyone catered for across the different vessels.

Guests can curate their entire adventure from start to finish with the flexibility to change the day-to-day itinerary on the go. Everything from tidal streams to migratory patterns is considered to offer the best opportunity to account for forecasted weather conditions and wildlife migratory patterns. There is a large emphasis on an adventure with guests encouraged to snorkel in crystal-clear waters to observe pearl divers in action and scuba dive through coral reefs.

From $19,800 per day, sail.meridianadventures.com

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