The $1million safari concept
A worldwide adventure
Following on from the recent news of Doha's seven-star safari treehouse, a newly launched $1 million safari trip has come to light, offering wildlife enthusiasts the opportunity to encounter some of the world's most endangered species in their natural surroundings.
The concept is enabled by British company Natural World Safaris, and the package allows two people to travel on a route that covers 12 countries, extending from Arctic Canada to the Antarctic Peninsula. If completed all at once, rather than staggered over months or years, the itinerary would take 111 days to complete.
Will Bolsover, managing director of Natural World Safaris, will be available to accompany whoever books the trip and says the trip was created to draw attention to the plight of threatened species around the world: "The basis of this package is to get some focus on endangered species around the world. A trip like this brings us some exposure but the main thing it does is to bring exposure to those endangered species."
The itinerary includes first-class flights and luxury accommodation, and includes stays at entirely solar-powered Zafara Camp in Botswana, where luxury tents feature private plunge pools and copper bathtubs, and aboard the M/Y Grace yacht in the Galapagos Islands.
Travellers on the trip have the opportunity to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda, lemurs in Madagascar, sun bears in Borneo and snow leopards in India; plus they can participate in conservation work as they travel and will liaise with local environmental charities on their journey. The company has said it will donate $100,000 per booking between the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the smaller conservation charities operating in the destinations visited.