Lion, Tigers & Tradewinds, by Art In Voyage
Lion, Tigers & Tradewinds, by Art In Voyage

Lions, Tigers and Tradewinds

A Exclusive Journey by Private Jet
Operated by Bushtracks

November 3 - 23, 2024

Art in Voyage invites you to join our trusted friends at Bushtracks on this experiential journey for just 24 guests. Gain friends and make memories to last a lifetime, while checking off some of those bucket-list items along the way.
Flying in comfort aboard our private jet, we’ll span continents and oceans, and experience incredibly diverse landscapes, wildlife and cultures in a single trip. Traveling to nine carefully selected destinations, we’ll retrace the path of ancient trade routes, making our way from the Middle East to India and on to Africa, with island stops in between. It’s an exhilarating fusion of lions and tigers, maharajas and Maasai, temples and tropical escapes that you won’t experience with anyone else.

Leave all the details to Art in Voyage and Bushtracks, as you travel to five countries in 21 days by private jet. Direct routes, VIP cabin service, and expedited airport formalities ensure that you arrive in each destination refreshed, relaxed and ready to enjoy the day’s adventures. Immerse yourself in vibrant cultures, timeless traditions, and natural beauty - from towering mountains and sandy dunes to endless grassy plains and shimmering shores. Set out in search of elusive Bengal tigers, luxuriate on pristine tropical beaches, spend a night under dazzling desert skies, and experience a classic Big Five safari.


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Days 1-3 | November 3-5, 2024

Dubai By Art In Voyage
Meet & Greet
Dubai offers a convenient stopping point to rest after international flights. Restore and unwind at our beautiful resort in the Arabian desert and meet your fellow travelers and expedition host. Engage in the Bedouin traditions of archery and falconry during interactive demonstrations, stretch your legs on guided nature walks among the dunes in search of desert wildlife, or choose to simply enjoy views across the stunning landscape from your villa’s private terrace and pool.

Blending into the raw beauty of the surrounding landscape, each sprawling mudbrick villa features opulent arabesque décor, elegant lounge areas and a private pool with desert views.

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates By Art In Voyage

Days 3-5 | November 5-7, 2024

Art in Voyage
A short morning flight takes you to the vibrant port city of Muscat. Visit the National Museum for an introduction to the country’s heritage before embarking on a scenic drive to Oman’s epic “Grand Canyon” and the fabled Green Mountain. Dine on the canyon’s edge and relish dramatic views. Over the next two days, explore this stunning mountainous region and its richly storied past: the abandoned Birkat Al Mouz, a traditional mud brick village; tombs dating back to the Iron Age; Nizwa’s grand souq; and the date palm oasis of Misfat Al Abriyeen. In the spectacular Wadi Tanuf gorge you will be accompanied by archeologist and National Geographic Explorer Dr. Jeff Rose who in 2006 discovered a Bronze Age rock art site hidden behind a waterfall.

Perched on the canyon’s edge at 6,500 feet, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar is one of the highest luxury resorts in the world. This mountainous escape features luxuriously styled villas with heated private pool, an impeccable spa with rejuvenating hammam rituals, and a stargazing platform.

Hajar Mountains, Oman

Art in Voyage

Days 5-6 November 7-8, 2024

Art in Voyage
We spend our last night in Oman glamping under the stars in a comfortable tented camp set up especially for us in the majestic desertscape of Sharqiya Sands. Enjoy camel rides, live oud music and a feast of traditional dishes. As sunset bathes the rippling dunes in golden hues and the star-filled night settles over the desert, recount the day’s adventures by the soft glow of our campfire beneath glittering constellations that have guided nomadic tribes since ancient times.

Sharqiya Sands, Oman

Oman By Art In Voyage

Days 6-7 November 8-9, 2024

Jaipur, India By Art In voyage
Experience a glorious desert dawn among the dunes before returning to Muscat where we board our jet for Jaipur, Rajasthan’s Royal City. Enter a fabulous realm of maharajas, majestic forts and extravagant palaces, interspersed with the bustle of bazaars and passing rickshaws. After the Royal Welcome at our hotel, a nineteenth-century palace, end your day in stately fashion with a Grand Rajasthani Soiree. As you feast your eyes on your stunning surroundings, you’ll delight your palate with sweet and savory Rajasthani dishes served at a private dinner accompanied by live sitar and traditional dance performances.

Rambagh Palace features 78 rooms, once the chambers of the former maharaja, and remains fit for a king with extravagant décor, marbled corridors, and Mughal gardens. Guest rooms cocoon travelers in luxury with four-poster beds and Italian marble bathrooms, with all the modern amenities.

Jaipur, India

Jaipur, India By Art In voyage

Days 7-9 November 9-11, 2024

India By Art In voyage
Discover the Rajasthani countryside as you travel overland from Jaipur to Ranthambore National Park: a wilderness tucked between the rugged Aravalli and Vindhya hills, spanning 500 square miles of dense jungle, golden savanna, dramatic cliffs, and lotus-filled lakes with ancient ruins of palaces and temples. Once the hunting ground of royalty, the park was the first of nine to be designated a Tiger Reserve in the early 1970s. Today the park is considered the best spot to catch a glimpse of elusive Bengal tigers in the wild. It also provides a sanctuary for other wildlife including leopards, striped hyenas, sambar deer, chitals, nilgais, macaques, jackals, caracals, sloth bears, and hundreds of bird species. Pleasant weather and lush greenery following the monsoon season enrich your four guided game drives.

Prepare to be spoiled at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort, an intimate luxury tented camp located on the edge of the park, featuring beautiful tents decorated in nineteenth-century campaign style.

Ranthambore, India

India By Art In voyage

Days 9-12 November 11-14, 2024

India By Art In Voyage
We return to Jaipur and board our jet for the short flight to the picturesque city of Udaipur, nestled along the shores of Lake Pichola and framed by splendid views of the surrounding Aravalli Range. Long the capital of the royal family of Mewar, the Old City abounds with lavish palaces and lakeside temples. Wander the twisting streets and uncover the city’s heart and heritage in its ornate architecture and intricate art. We’ll enjoy an exclusive lake cruise at sunset and a private tour of the exquisite and imposing City Palace, constructed over a period of nearly four decades and comprising the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Further afield, visit the Adinatha Temple at Ranakpur and hear insights into the Dharmic religion of Jain that originated on the Indian subcontinent.

Stay at the Taj Lake Palace, a restored eighteenth-century royal palace in white marble, situated on Jag Niwas island, and seemingly floating in the midst of Lake Pichola. Rooms feature lavish décor, personalized butler service, and beautiful lake views.

Udaipur, India

India By Art In voyage

Days 12-14 November 14-16, 2024

Seychelles By Art In Voyage
Fly directly to Mahé, the largest of the 115 Seychelles islands, a remote archipelago suspended in the sparkling blue Indian Ocean. The island’s quiet, white powdered beaches and striking granite rock formations give way to a mountainous interior, largely covered with dense cloud forest. Your stay here can be as full or as unstructured as you desire. Snorkeling and diving are exceptional, amid sculpted granite rocks ablaze with colorful corals and an array of marine life. Stroll along the resort’s secluded beach and among tropical gardens, rejuvenate at the luxury spa, or simply indulge in downtime at your private villa with infinity pool, panoramic vistas, and dedicated host service.

Located on a private peninsula, Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas features 30 private villas positioned for maximum views and privacy. Each luxurious villa boasts an ocean-facing infinity pool and a sunken outdoor tub, with bespoke touches throughout.

Mahé, Seychelles

Seychelles By Art In Voyage

Days 14-17 November 16-19, 2024

Little Governors’ Camp - Kenya - By Art In Voyage
Like traders of old, we follow the trade winds across the Indian Ocean to East Africa. Upon landing in Nairobi, a scenic flight by bush plane transports us to Africa’s famed savanna, where a Maasai guide will join you for cocktails and describe the traditional practices of the Maasai people and their enduring relationship with the land and its wild inhabitants. For the following two days, relax into a schedule of morning and afternoon game drives in an area unrivaled for its constant flow of wildlife. Spot plains game like impalas, gazelles, topis, and warthogs, as well as lions, leopards, and cheetahs on the hunt. View the landscape from aloft on an optional hot air balloon ride or stretch your legs with an optional Maasai-guided walking safari for an insightful and close look at this complex ecosystem.

Nestled in a riverine forest, Little Governors’ spacious safari tents are comfortably appointed with ensuite bathrooms and feature private decks overlooking a natural water hole teeming with wildlife.

Masai Mara, Kenya

Masai Mara, Kenya By Art In Voyage

Days 17-20 November 19-22, 2024

Manda Island, Kenya By Art In Voyage
We journey to the much-storied Swahili Coast and our beach hideaway on a private island in the Lamu Archipelago. Once a crucial hub for trade across the Indian Ocean, this seemingly timeless world of sandy beaches, bustling villages and ruins of once-thriving settlements reveals its unique cultural history with an intriguing mélange of Arab, Persian, Bantu, Chinese and Indian architecture and traditions. Visit Lamu Old Town, the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and browse the art galleries and boho boutiques of Shela, a chic contemporary hamlet. We spend a day exploring the archipelago on the majestic Tusitiri dhow, a traditional sailing vessel that once plied the trade routes between Mombasa and the Middle East. And October to March is the optimal time to enjoy water sports such as kayaking, snorkeling and stand-up paddle boarding as the Kaskazi trade winds deliver warm breezes and crystal-clear waters. On our final evening, we celebrate our journey together with a farewell dinner under the stars.

A tranquil barefoot hideaway, Manda Bay offers breezy rooms with palm thatch roofs and access to secluded, sandy beaches. The reef-protected waters are ideal for water activities, and the surrounding woodland provides a haven for birds, as well as mongooses, bush bucks and buffalos.

Manda Island, Kenya

Manda Island, Kenya By Art In Voyage

Days 20-21 November 22-23, 2024

Dubai By Art In Voyage
A short scenic flight along the coast takes us to Mombasa where our private jet awaits. Return to Dubai for an overnight stay in the heart of the city and enjoy your evening at leisure before your international flight home the next day.

Boasting splendid views of the city skyline, the elegant Kempinski Hotel is connected to the Mall of the Emirates, a premier shopping destination featuring over 700 boutiques and the indoor slopes of Ski Dubai. Hotel amenities include world-class restaurants and the award-winning Sensasia Stories spa.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai By Art In Voyage

Your Expedition Hosts

Art in Voyage
DAVID TETT is a sixth-generation Southern African, born and raised in Zimbabwe, with a BSc. in DNA technology from the University of Cape Town. He started Bushtracks in 1989 and has been traveling extensively throughout Africa for more than 40 years.
Art in Voyage
Born in Zimbabwe and living in South Africa CAROL GUY is deeply passionate about Africa and has traveled to more than 30 countries across the continent. With a degree in anthropology from the University of Witwatersrand, Carol has a strong interest in conservation and the interactions of local communities with the natural world.
 

What's included

  • 21 days/nights at our luxury properties as listed
  • All meals throughout the journey, from lunch on the 1st day, to breakfast on the last day. Including Welcome and Farewell dinner functions
  • Beverages/wines during group meals (house drinks - premium brands available for a small extra, payable on site) - Local laws may limit alcohol consumption
  • All laundry services (where available where stays are 2 nights or more)
  • All park entrance fees
  • Activities and experiences as listed on the itinerary
  • Services of 2 Expedition Hosts throughout, 24/7
  • Services of air crew members, support staff and team members at all destinations, including porters
  • Private transportation throughout
  • Full support of the Art In Voyage team prior to departure (formalities, etc..) as well as during your journey
  • Medical Evacuation Insurance ($100,000) and Medical/Sickness coverage ($25,000 per incident) for covered reasons
  • All taxes

Pricing Information

Art in Voyage
Luxury Suites & Rooms throughout
$107,634/person

Important to know

  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Single travelers are welcomed on a limited basis. The supplement for single travelers is $10,248
  • A 10% deposit is required at time of booking. A second 10% deposit is due by April 4, 2024. The final balance is due by July 29, 2024.
  • The price listed includes a 3% credit card surcharge for convenience and safety. Should you prefer to save the 3% administrative fee, check, ACH or wire payments can be arranged.
  • Gratitude points may be earned on this journey at a ratio of 1 point per $5 spent.
  • Some legs are operated by local privatized charters (Masai Mara to Lamu, and Manda to Mombasa) due to flight and runway restrictions.
  • Cancelation Policy: Cancelations for all or any part of the Tour will not be effective until received in writing in the offices of Art In Voyage (by verified email + confirmation of receipt). Should you cancel, the following terms will apply:

    * from the time of booking through 98 days prior to departure: loss of deposit, including booking administration fee
    * from 97 through 75 days prior to departure: 50%
    * from 74 through 62 days prior to departure: 75%
    * At 61 days or less prior to departure, a no-show, or early return from the Tour: 100% of the tour price. In addition, applicable airline cancellation or optional excursion cancellation fees may apply.

  • There are some luggage restrictions and requirements: Two checked bags per passengers and one carry-on with a combine weight limit of 60lbs. Please remember laundry service is offered throughout. Art In Voyage may also organize the shipping of any luggage or purchases from any of your destinations (pricing will vary).
  • Flight schedule may change based on weather, safety or logistical concerns at each destinations. While beyond our control, rest assured the operator will do its best to minimize inconvenience and provide equal alternatives.
  • NOT INCLUDED:
    * International air to and from Dubai
    * Excess baggage fee
    * Travel and personal insurance beyond the coverages listed (medical evacuation and illness)
    * Visa fees: Art In Voyage would assist, prior to departure, in securing all these on your behalf
    * Gratuities when not with the group (extra experiences, activities, etc..)
    * Meals and drinks not mentioned (premium brands may be extra)
    * Items of personal nature such as spa treatments, minibar charges where not included, etc..

  • This journey is operated by our friends at Bustracks, vetted and trusted partners for many years. Art In Voyage will provide booking, concierge and logistical support to its guests prior and throughout the journey, yet does not have any of its staff members or hosts attending this expedition.
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