If you've never been to Africa, Frontiers Travel has just the trip for you. You'll join 39 other adventurers touring the Dark Continent in a private jet – yes, the 19-day journey is a bit pricey – next year from Feb. 20 through March 10.
Among highlights of the trip you'll explore ancient, rock-carved churches in Ethiopia, meet face-to-face with the endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda, search for game in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and take a helicopter ride over the spectacular Victoria Falls on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Does all that sound like living a dream? Wait, it gets even better. Next is a cruise on the Chobe River and sightseeing in the wilds of Botswana. Then it's on to Namibia, where you'll cruise Walvis Bay on a private boat, ride the desert dunes in an all-terrain vehicle and dine under the desert stars.
The tour ends with a stay at a ritzy hotel in cosmopolitan Cape Town, South Africa. While you're there you'll ooh and ahh at the view from the city's famous Table Mountain and enjoy a farewell dinner at Two Oceans Aquarium.
You wouldn't expect a trip-of-a-lifetime like this to come cheap, and it doesn't. The tab is $82,995 per person, double occupancy, including world-class accommodations along the way.