It may be the worst of financial times in recent memory, but that isn’t stopping Safari Air from introducing “the first green, luxury private jet charter service…21-day Around the World Grand East Africa Safari,” an eight-passenger, 25,450-mile jaunt aboard a Gulfstream IV.
The journey is scheduled to take flight on October 15th from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. Safari Air says it “will circle the globe, making leisurely stopovers at world-class hotels in Quebec City, Edinburgh, Cairo, Agra, Hong Kong, Guam and Honolulu.”
The “centerpiece” of the trip is to be a two-week African safari, starting at Kilimanjaro and featuring a week in Tanzania and Kenya, living at tented safari camps and lodges.
Now, if that sounds extravagant to you greenies, “Safari Air is proud to purchase carbon offsets for each passenger mile and do our part to help reduce global warming,” said Ken Jillson, CEO and founder. “By flying relatively short daytime flights, jet lag is minimized, thus creating a leisurely, eco-friendly, around the world experience for our passengers. The added bonus of restful stopovers in five-star hotels is that our guests get to see amazing sights along the way, such as the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Taj Mahal and magnificent Hong Kong Harbor.”
Oh, yes, the price: that’ll be $144,500 per person, which Jillson described as “an unparalleled value for our unique clients.”