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Go2Africa is pleased to share the ultimate safari sojourn and top experiences travelers can look forward to in 2023. With new flights being offered from the United States, new luxury safari camps opening and destinations that are perfect for every occasion from honeymoons to family trips, there has never been a better time to visit Africa.
As we step into a new era of travel, one which prioritizes planetary wellbeing, authenticity and transparency, Volcanoes Safaris, pioneers of gorilla and chimpanzee eco-tourism in Uganda and Rwanda since 1997, reflects on the last 25 years while looking ahead as they announce the launch of their 5th lodge to open in 2023 near Kibale National Park in Uganda for chimpanzee trekking.
Nelly O. Gedeon, serial entrepreneur and founder of Wayaj is pleased to introduce her newest venture IMPPACT (Imperative Metamorphosis to Preserve our Planet and Communities for Tomorrow). IMPPACT is a proprietary software comprising a one-of-a-kind Carbon Footprint Calculating Engine (CFC Engine™) and Sustainable Actions module that the public can utilize to enable positive-impact travel worldwide, making it easy to assess the CO2 generated from business or leisure travels and neutralize its impact through offsetting, while supporting Sustainable Actions (SAs) which are aligned with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) is pleased to support a survey for large carnivores in the Queen Elizabeth Conservation Area in Uganda, particularly for African lion, leopard and spotted hyena. The VSPT was established in 2009, as a non-profit organization that connects Volcanoes Safaris' Rwanda and Uganda luxury lodges to the neighboring communities and conservation activities. The VSPT which is funded by Volcanoes Safaris, as well as private donations by guests and other parties, will donate over $12,000 to the carnivore survey.
Cheetah Plains is home to the exclusive-use luxury villa and sustainable safari experience nestled in South Africa’s most celebrated wildlife area, the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve. A sophisticated, innovative eco-luxury safari experience for the modern age, Cheetah Plains was designed to offer the best in service to its guests and also its environment. Operating 100% off grid using solar power and electric land vehicles, this is a first for the Nature Reserve.
September 2022 marks the grand opening of Alyeska Nordic Spa at Girdwood’s Alyeska Resort, located 40 miles from Anchorage. Alaska’s first-ever Nordic Spa will be a year-round opportunity to disconnect to reconnect and enjoy a 50,000 sq. ft series of outdoor hot and cold Hydrotherapy pools, massage treatments and wellness offerings. The experience will include cold water plunges and waterfalls, aromatherapy infused steam rooms, a Halotherapy Signature sauna, Finnish sauna and an exfoliation cabin featuring Alaskan sea salt, all connected by a heated pathway.
World Gorilla Day on Sept. 24, 2022, will now be celebrated at the new purpose-built campus in Rwanda – the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. World Gorilla Day recognizes the majesty of gorillas, with whom we share more than 98% of our DNA, and raises vital awareness about the many threats they face.
Each year in Alaska this spectacular shooting star performance of Geminidis and Quadrantids, visible from December to January, lights up the sky with 60 to as many as 200 meteor showers per hour under perfect conditions. This year experts are reporting peak showers to start around December 28, 2022 and run through January 12, 2023 with peak showers on the evenings of January 3, 4 and 5th reaching over 100 shooting stars per hour.
Gangtey Lodge is pleased to announce its September 2022 reopening as the mystical Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan welcomes back international travelers. After an almost three year closure, the country is poised to open with a focus on a sustainability model of high value, low volume tourism. New efforts are aimed to keep the country carbon negative and a green destination for tourists while protecting its people, culture, values,
Pelorus, the luxury travel and yacht operator, is delighted to announce the appointment of Gayle Patterson as Head of Charter to their Yacht division. More than ever before, charter clients and owners are venturing further afield and showing an increasing appetite for adventure. Pelorus recommends the following six yachts to watch for the upcoming 2023 yachting season.
Pelorus Foundation’s new Climate Investment Fund is a dynamic portfolio made up of nature and technology-based solutions to carbon removal, addressing travel emissions responsibly. Inspired by a desire to take a hands-on approach to carbon emissions, the Fund creates sustainable partnerships directly with the projects on the ground – supporting communities on the front line of the climate crisis, and investing in technology which is pioneering carbon removal.
A proud Relais & Chateaux member that debuted in March 2022, Cashel Palace’s dining offering is exceptional in every sense. With a deep connection to the Golden Vale and rich pastures that surround the hotel, much produce is sourced locally to give guests an authentic taste of Tipperary with which Director of Culinary, Stephen Hayes, formerly of Cliff House and de Librije, creates an exciting culinary experience.
Cheetah Plains is home to the exclusive-use luxury villa and sustainable safari experience nestled in South Africa’s most celebrated wildlife area, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. A sophisticated, innovative eco-luxe safari run entirely on solar power, Cheetah Plains provides guests with a personalized, and flexible experience giving you the option to plan your safari on your terms.
Wayaj, a tech startup providing earth-friendly travel solutions is pleased to announce the launch of alight.travel, the only sustainable booking platform that allows travelers to book their hotel while calculating and offsetting their trip’s carbon footprint instantly. Now that travelers can take flight again, Alight delivers the resources, tools, and expertise to empower travelers to make more informed choices to travel sustainably.
Pelorus, the ultimate experiential travel company has partnered with legendary mountain climbers Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson to provide adventure seekers an unforgettable experience in Denali National Park. Inspired by the climbing duo’s latest feature documentary, The Sanctity of Space, which debuts May 13, Pelorus has designed a 5-day adventure giving travelers a one-of-a-kind experience alongside these two legendary climbers in one of Earth’s most epic landscapes, Denali.
Experiential travel company Pelorus announces the launch of a series of yacht adventures for charter groups traveling to Sardinia, Antigua & Barbuda, and Indonesia, in collaboration with Luxury Treasure Hunts. This fresh, highly creative approach to yachting allows guests to make the most of their boat, captain, crew, and water toys, while exploring the destinations, by land
In 1992 a team of scientists instigated and funded by the late legendary cartographer Bradford Washburn attempted to record the depth of the Great Gorge in Denali's mighty Ruth Glacier. A glacier on the southeast flanks of Denali that gets squeezed down into a mile-wide gorge aptly named the Great Gorge. Imagine discovering what is at the bottom of the continent's deepest gorge.
Extraordinary efforts are made across the continent to protect wildlife and biological diversity, as well as assist surrounding communities in their heroic battle against determined poaching syndicates. The following selection of immersive conservation experiences offered on Go2Africa journeys through Africa will take you from spectator to active participant, with profound encounters of wildlife and the incredible people committed to their preservation.
Antarctica is considered by many as the most inaccessible place on Earth. Until recently, only a select few scientists and seasoned explorers have experienced this continent. Now with Pelorus as your guide, travelers can discover Antarctica on a memorable life-changing journey. By working with a global network of experts, together with their expertise in challenging environments, they are able to create and deliver unrivaled polar yacht expeditions, all within the boundaries of IAATO.
Upon the grand opening of Cashel Palace in March 2022, as the first five-star hotel in the heart of County Tipperary, this new exclusive property sets the stage for visitors to explore further within the region offering culinary, equine, outdoor and historical tours for travelers. In the charming heritage town of Cashel, surrounded by rolling fields, Cashel Palace lies just two hours from Dublin and one hour from Cork
Go2Africa, the award-winning safari operator, is excited to announce a new partnership with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund (DFGF), the pioneer in mountain gorilla conservation, which will open its new educational Ellen Campus in Rwanda to the public in February 2022. Aimed at providing a more immersive experience for their travelers, while raising funds for the non-profit, Go2Africa has developed four experiences that will take travelers on a deeper and richer gorilla trekking journey.