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Africa

President’s Journey by Private Plane to Africa

Program No. 23539RJ
Circle the African continent and explore natural wonders and fascinating history, all while traveling by private plane!
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Oct 3 - Oct 24, 2025
Starting at
95,999
Special Offer

Enroll by June 30, 2024 to take $10,000 off the price shown and receive free business class airfare from BOS or JFK, as well as discounted air from many other cities! Also, there is no added cost for single rooms. Free singles sell out quickly!

DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Oct 3 - Oct 24, 2025
Starting at
95,999
Special Offer

Enroll by June 30, 2024 to take $10,000 off the price shown and receive free business class airfare from BOS or JFK, as well as discounted air from many other cities! Also, there is no added cost for single rooms. Free singles sell out quickly!

At a Glance

Step aboard our private plane for an unforgettable exploration through the wilds and wonders of Africa. Once your educational adventure begins, wheels will be up for Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Egypt and more as you fly in a counter-clockwise loop around the continent. At every stop, our most knowledgeable naturalists, geologists and historians will share their special insight into Africa’s natural wonders and cultural treasures, including Victoria Falls, Table Mountain and the ancient temples of Luxor. Now boarding: A once-in-a-lifetime adventure in learning!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking on average at least 3 miles daily, on varied and uneven terrain including desert and grassland. Many stairs, often steep and/or without handrails, including 20-30 stairs to board and deboard the plane. Hot and occasionally humid weather encountered at many field trip sites, some with little or no shade, including temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Frequent changes of time zone. Elevations up to 7,500 feet.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Take your business-class seat on a spacious 767 plane and jet from one iconic destination to the next across Africa.
  • Explore the Medina of Marrakesh in Morocco. Its history dates back centuries and its monuments and architectural treasures make it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • View the vibrant reds and oranges of the Sossusvlei sand dunes in Namibia on a sunrise excursion, a photographer’s paradise!
  • Delve into natural history at the Ngorongoro Crater, an extinct volcanic caldera in northern Tanzania whose floor is home to wildlife like elephants, rhinos and zebras.
  • Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Egyptians at the Valley of the Kings, an archaeological site and burial place of Egypt’s pharaohs, including Tutankhamun.

General Notes

Transport on this exclusive program is by private Boeing 767-300ER jet airplane featuring 54 passenger seats with dual aisle, 2 by 2 by 2 configuration and ‘lie flat’ Business Class seating and a social area.
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Southern Africa Wildlife: A Visitor’s Guide
by Mike Unwin
Birds of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area
by Adam Scott Kennedy
God Sleeps in Rwanda
by Joseph Sebarenzi
A History of Egypt, From Earliest Times to the Present
by Jason Thompson
Skeleton Coast
by Amy Schoeman
Exploration of Africa: From Cairo to the Cape
by Ann Hugon
Shake Hands With The Devil
by Roméo Dallaire
Egypt: A Short History
by Robert L Tignor
Serengeti – Masai-Mara – Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara Safari Handbook
by Harms IC Verlag
The Myth of Wild Africa: Conservation Without Illusion
by Jonathan Adams & Thomas McShane
A Street in Marrakech: A Personal View of Urban Women in Morocco
by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Into Africa, The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone
by Martin Dugard
The Life and African Explorations of David Livingstone
by David Livingstone, Christopher Hibbert
Silent Thunder: In the Presence of Elephants
by Katy Payne
The Search for Ancient Egypt
by Jean Vercoutter
Gorilla Biology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
by Andrea B Taylor & Michele L Goldsmith (eds.)
The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo: A Novel
by Peter Orner
A House in Fez: Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco
by Suzanna Clarke
The Elephant's Secret Sense, The Hidden Life of the Wild Herds of Africa
by Caitlin O’Connell
Islamic Arts
by Jonathan M Bloom & Sheila Blair
Season of Blood: A Rwandan Journey
by Fergal Keane
Wines of the New South Africa: Tradition and Revolution
by Tim James
Long Walk to Freedom
by Nelson Mandela
Africa: A Biography of the Continent
by John Reader
Morocco: Globalisation and Its Consequences
by Shana Cohen & Larabi Jaidi
A History of South Africa (4th edn.)
by Leonard Thompson & Lynn Berat
Mountain Gorillas: Three Decades of Research at Karisoke
by Martha M Robbins, Pascale Sicotte & Kelly J Stewart (eds.)
Field Guide to Fynbos
by John Manning
Dinner With Mugabe
by Heidi Holland
Animals of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area
by Adam Scott Kennedy & Vicki Kennedy
Mukiwa, A White Boy in Africa
by Peter Godwin
Eyewitness Guide Egypt
by Eyewitness Guides
Gorillas in the Mist
by Dian Fossey
The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals
by Richard Estes





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If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.