Zoo Travel: African Safari

October 1-12, 2022

theresa.perez@cruiseplanners.com or 239.777.0253


Over our years hosting safaris, we have observed the ebbs and flows of safari days and the hard choices travel planners must make to lower trip costs. But there are those who prefer not to make those compromises when traveling. For them, we rebuilt this safari from the foundation up. While retaining the superlatives of previous itineraries, we focused on crafting a new safari with the highest level of both luxury and experience for a select few. And you’re making an impact as 100% of safari proceeds benefit the Naples Zoo Conservation Fund to save species in the wild. If you’ve wanted to see some of the very best that Tanzania has to offer while still taking in the true spirit of safari, this just may be the excursion for you. We hope you can join us. Africa as you've never seen it awaits...  

Carefully Curated Accommodations

Tom LaRock, the founder of World Safaris, and Tim Tetzlaff, Naples Zoo’s Director of Conservation, carefully pored over the many lodges reviewing numerous aspects for this safari itinerary from amenities and levels of service to proximity for the best wildlife viewing. We’re delighted to offer the top ranked accommodations for your adventure in some of the most extraordinary locations in Tanzania including the Lamai Triangle along the banks of the Mara River and the exclusive Grumeti Reserve where you'll enjoy the wildlife of the Serengeti in a carefully controlled private landscape. 


Just Room for a Select Few

We dramatically limited this safari to just six couples. And while two 8-seat Land Cruisers would suffice, we added a bonus third custom Land Cruiser to give you the gift of space. So if you have another couple you’d like to travel with, you essentially have a private vehicle!

Flights to Exceptional Locations

To reduce long travel days, we have booked three in-country flights on Grumeti Air, the private airline partner of the prestigious Singita lodges. This both adds prime viewing time to your safari and enables us to explore more secluded wildlife-rich private areas away from the majority of tourist vehicles.

Upgraded Offerings

The distinct touches are what make any experience, so we’ve included multiple walking safari options, bush breakfasts and dinners, stunning locations for evening sundowner drinks, night game drives, and more. And while boxed lunches in the bush are an essential part of safari, we upgraded some with seated meals at scenic lodges along the way.

Safari Expertise

You will be hosted by Naples Zoo President & CEO Jack Mulvena along with our Director of Conservation Tim Tetzlaff who oversees our travel program. And as your photographs are crucial to share your memories, we have also arranged for the president of Africa Nature Photography &  Safaris, Anglebert Pantaleo, to join our safari from start to finish to make sure you get those perfect shots! Plus you'll get the professional service of Theresa Perez at Luxe Travel Consultants in Naples who has worked with Naples Zoo for our travel programs for over ten years. 






With just 6 couples, you will get the personal connection to the Naples Zoo professionals like Director of Conservation Tim Tetzlaff who regularly travel through these parks who will also host a pre-trip meet and greet dinner where you can get to know your fellow travelers and have all your questions answered. And a few months after you return stateside, you can relive your African memories at a reunion party at Naples Zoo!

This unforgettable 12 Days is available for six couples at $24,995 per person. 

If you’re interested in joining this premier safari, call Theresa Perez at 239-777-0253 or email her at theresa.perez@cruiseplanners.com.


NOTE: As every land safari in Tanzania experiences, African roads can be bone-jarring as vehicles go about observing Tanzania's natural wonders. This itinerary includes three internal flights to reduce over-the-road transit time. 

Itinerary subject to change.
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