Bespoke travel outfitter Natural World Safaris has launched NWS All the Toys, a pioneering safari concept that combines luxury adventure and technological innovation.
This new service allows thrill-seekers to explore pockets of untamed wilderness and see familiar destinations in a new way. From gliding across deserts in in all-terrain vehicles, sailing through the sky in luxury light air-craft and safely plunging the depths of the deep blue sea in a state-of-the-art submarine; they have it all.
“Rare and endangered species from Africa to the Antarctic”
Will Bolsover, founder and managing director of Natural World Safaris, said: ‘’The specialist technology at the disposal of Natural World Safaris add a new dimension to our itineraries to captivate, entertain and enhance each experience. Each adventure offers an unforgettable perspective to view rare and endangered species from Africa to the Antarctic.’’
Stargazing in South Africa
This state-of-the-art observatory houses a research-grade telescope for stargazing in a fully automated and revolving dome. The complex includes a four-bedroom private house, a heated infinity pool, rooftop Jacuzzi, sunset deck with fire pit, and 3D TV. Ride off-road vehicles through the 12,000-acre reserve to encounter prides of lions and herds of elephants.
Take part in clay pigeon shooting, paint balling, a helicopter safari, or skydive from 20,000 feet above the ground. Natural World Safaris offers a seven-day itinerary from USD 75,000 for up to four adults and four children.
Explore the blue waters of Galapagos Islands
Chartering the 12-cabin super yacht Legend grants access to a personal U-Boat Worx C-Explorer 3 submarine, allowing exploration of the world’s oceans in style. The rich marine life of the Galapagos makes this destination an ideal choice for underwater discovery, while the sub’s viewing sphere allows for 360° panoramic views of the surrounding sea turtles, fevers of sting ray and pods of dolphins.
Natural World Safaris offers a seven-day itinerary from USD 580,000 per week with space for up to 26 guests.
Hot air ballooning over Arctic Canada
Take to the skies and soar above Canada’s polar landscape alongside flocks of Arctic whimbrel, shorebird and goose, for a bird’s eye view of one of the world’s most visually stunning wildernesses. More people have walked on the moon than have enjoyed a hot air balloon safari in the Arctic, making this trip over mountains, glaciers, ice floes and frozen seas remarkably exclusive.
Natural World Safaris offers a 7-day itinerary from USD 55,000 per couple per week and includes four days of exclusive hot air balloon use.
Namibian Desert on a quadbike
Glide across the smooth golden sands of a vast desert landscape on an all-terrain quad bike expedition alongside roaming herds of zebra, prides of lion and troops of ostrich. Float above the rolling dunes of the Namibian Desert, the world’s oldest desert, on morning hot air balloon flights or ascend towering sand dunes on foot, discover San rock paintings and stargaze at a sophisticated observatory, accompanied by a resident astronomer.
Natural World Safaris offers a five-day adventure from USD 5,000 per couple, including scenic light aircraft flights.
Take to the skies over Alaska
Set within the pristine wilderness in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Ultima Thule Lodge lies more than 100 miles from the nearest road and is accessible only by air. Lodge owner Paul Claus will accompany guests on daily flights aboard his small propeller plane while soaring over cascading mountain ranges, monolithic glaciers and vast stretches of untouched forest.
Natural World Safaris offers itineraries starting from USD 22,000 per couple per week, including daily light aircraft activities from the lodge and a stay at Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage.
Water sports in British Columbia
Looking for an adrenaline rush? The grand old ship Pacific Yellowfin – available exclusively by private charter – has plenty of exciting equipment on board to keep guests entertained as they cruise through the waters of British Columbia. Kayaks, paddle boards, water skis, a giant slide and even two inflatable trampolines are just some of the toys at disposal.
British Columbia provides a range of national parks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites where guests can catch a glimpse of orca, moose, soaring eagles and wandering grizzly bears. Itineraries starting from USD 80,000 per week with space for up to twelve guests.