Singita Safari & Crystal Skye

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May 9-17, 2019

AuthentEscapes’ Crystal Skye & Singita Safari adventure

offers the best of air travel and safari experiences

with an amazing group of world travelers.

On May 10, 2019, one of the world’s most luxurious charter jets leaves Florida directly on its way to South Africa for an unforgettable safari experience at Singita’s exclusive concession along the far eastern reaches of the Kruger National Park, offering spectacular scenery and a high concentration of wildlife.

Join Keith Waldon, the founder of Texas Monthly Traveler’s Austin-based partner Departure Lounge, and his friends Malaka & Ryan Hilton of AuthentEscapes as they take off on the world’s largest and most luxurious private charter jet, the brand-new Crystal Skye. This lavishly outfitted Boeing 777 has been completely transformed to the highest standards of aviation design, featuring handcrafted, fully-reclining flatbed seats, a dedicated stand-up bar and social lounge, a team of Crystal Skye Butlers and an Executive Chef preparing exceptional Michelin star-inspired cuisine.

Texas guests will stay the night of May 9 at a five-star luxury hotel in Sarasota and enjoy a welcome reception to meet each other, and then the journey begins the next morning.

Set in 33,000 acres of pristine wilderness in the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Singita’s exclusive concession is a richly diverse habitat teeming with game.  At the end of your week-long Singita safari, you have up to three weeks to extend your stay in Africa and then return via included One-way Business Class airfare to New York (JFK) from Johannesburg through Abu Dhabi on Etihad Airlines.

The rate of $37,950 per person sharing includes:  

  • May 9 transfer from Tampa, Florida airport and one night at a Sarasota luxury five-star hotel with welcome reception

  • One-way international airfare on Crystal Skye aircraft from Sarasota, Florida, USA to Johannesburg, South Africa

  • May 11 – light aircraft transfer from Johannesburg to your first Singita safari location

  • Three nights accommodation at your first Singita safari location on an all-inclusive basis

  • May 14 – light aircraft transfer from your first to your second Singita safari location

  • Three nights accommodation at your second Singita safari location on an all-inclusive basis

  • May 17 – light aircraft transfer from your second Singita safari location to Johannesburg

  • One-way Business Class airfare to New York (JFK) from Johannesburg through Abu Dhabi on Etihad Airlines (to be used within three weeks)

  • Excludes Spa Services, Boutique and Wine Store purchases while at Singita Lodges


In South Africa, guests will have exclusive access to a once-in-a-lifetime, week-long safari experience at “The Place of Miracles” – Singita, in Singita Boulders, Lebombo, Sweni and Ebony Lodges.  Each guest will stay at two of these spectacular lodges.

The lodge is a celebration of the tranquillity, space, and light which flows throughout this incredibly vast area. Inspired by the geometry of the boulders on which it rests, the lodge is an inviting oasis where organic interiors integrate seamlessly with the raw African beauty that surrounds.

This dramatic lodge, comprises 13 suites and a private villa that give guests a front row seat to the Kruger National Park with bold, contemporary open plan suites suspended above the N’Wanetsi River. The exclusive concession is a richly diverse habitat, teeming with game, beneath endless African skies.

Tucked into the banks of the Sweni River, this intimate lodge is a hidden jewel that provides a bold, new African context for contemporary design.  With its proximity to the river, the lodge offers up-close sightings of the incredible number of animals and birds that wander down to drink or wallow in the river.

Located on the Sand River, the lodge is a fresh interpretation of the classic safari lodge, combining tented camp and bush lodge style. Inspired by the romance and adventure of tented camps, Ebony’s interiors are enhanced by polished ebony and mahogany woods and natural fibers in cool tones.

Options To Extend Your Stay In Africa

After your morning game viewing and breakfast on May 17, you will transfer by light aircraft to Johannesburg to connect with onward journey whether you are returning home using your included Etihad Business Class ticket or continuing on to other regional highlights.

Here are a few of our suggestions for post-tour extensions:

  • Visit the Victoria Falls, the only waterfall in the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
  • The picturesque wine producing region of the Western Cape
  • Explore the cosmopolitan and contemporary city of Cape Town
  • Additional safari nights in Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe or South Africa

We would also be happy to customize an experience for you based on your preferences and interests.

More Information & Reservations

To receive a detailed itinerary and to speak with a travel advisor to reserve space on this incredible journey, email or call 512.975.9737

Seats on the aircraft, lodges and room preferences will be allocated on a first-come first serve basis.  A mimimum number of particpants are required for this departure to travel. See AuthentEscapes operator-participant contract for further information about applicable conditions.

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