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2019-24-05

Adventure to the South is the world’s first safari to combine African and polar wildlife

May 2019 - Announcing a limited-edition trip for November 2019, Singita is launching a spectacular 11-night Adventure to the South in collaboration with One&Only and White Desert. The journey takes guests from the warm lowveld of Kruger National Park in South Africa to the icy expanse of Antarctica, giving safari lovers the chance to see the rarest wildlife on both continents – from Africa's iconic animals to Antarctica’s vast colony of 28,000 emperor penguins.

The partnership between Singita and White Desert represents more than just an opportunity to experience these iconic animals up close. Both companies are founded on a passion and commitment to preserve the landscapes and wildlife they operate in. Singita has been helping with the conservation of large areas of rare and iconic African wilderness for more than 25 years, while White Desert operates a zero-impact policy and have been carbon neutral since 2007.

This epic journey includes 4 nights at Singita Kruger National Park and 2 nights in the One&Only Hotel in Cape Town. From there, the White Desert private jet awaits: flying into the heart of Antarctica, where the unique Whichaway Camp is home for the next 5 nights.

White Desert’s co-founder Robyn Woodhead is part of the IAATO Executive Committee and says:

“Working with brands like Singita to showcase the world’s finest wildlife is a very exciting prospect. Few people know that Cape Town is a gateway into Antarctica, and it’s amazing to be able to combine it with the wild beauty of South Africa. The timing is also vital, because when the guests arrive in Antarctica, the emperor penguin chicks will just be stepping off their parent’s feet and the colony will be at its largest. Its like being on the set of the movie Happy Feet.”

www.white-desert.com

To see a 1-minute promo of the White Desert experience, click here : https://vimeo.com/335147219

For further information, please contact Helen Arathoon helen@gabrielleshaw.com or Dasha Korznikova dasha@gabrielleshaw.com at Gabrielle Shaw Communications +44 207 731 8811

Download full press release here>

Notes to Editors:

  • _Adventure to the South: _18th - 23rd November 2019 - $67,000 p/person
  • _Early Emperors: _18th -23rd & 23rd–28th November - $58,000 p/person
  • _Polar Skills with Explorers: _22nd-26th January 2020 - $32,000 p/person
  • _Emperors and South Pole: __28th Nov- 6th Dec, 6th – 14th & 21st -29th Dec 2019; 29th Dec-6th Jan & 6th – 14th Jan 2020 - _$92,500 US dollars per person max group size: 12
  • _Greatest Day: _Exclusive charter: $195,000 US dollars (based on 14 pax): 18th December - $13,500\

**All trip costs include: **Airport collection in Cape Town; safety briefing in Cape Town; return flight to Antarctica on White Desert Gulf Stream jet, all accommodation, food and drinks (including all alcoholic beverages) in Antarctica; all guiding fees, support of field guides and logistics staff; use of certain items of polar clothing (as denoted on equipment list); payment by White Desert Ltd of a ‘Carbon Tax’ for offsetting emissions created by all logistics associated with Antarctic travel.

Reservations can be made as follows:

Singita, Tel: +27 21 683 3424,

Email: enquiries@singita.com, www.singita.com

Press Release issued by: Singita Public Relations

Email: lisa.c@singita.com

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