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RE-IMAGINED RAIL AND RIVER

06-16-2015

 
Award-Winning Journalists Lead Escorted Journeys by cazenove+loyd
   
 

 
LONDON – June 16, 2015 - Travel through the lens of award winning journalists with two newEscorted Journeys for 2016 by luxury planner cazenove+loyd. The custom architects of luxury voyages since 1993 propose two new inspiring journeys. The first uncovers the heart of South Africa by private rail; another explores the majestic Mekong with private chartered cruise line, Aqua. 
 
Live, Eat, Breathe South Africa – February 25-March 2, 2016:  with an exclusive 6-night tour via private rail personally designed by Rohan Vos, owner of Rovos Rail and escorted by Michael Buerk, the BBC's correspondent who unearthed the Ethiopian famine story to the world leading to efforts such as Live Aid and whom spent years in South Africa during Apartheid. 
 
This thrilling once-in-a-lifetime journey explores the wildlife of Africa’s most important game reserves with top guides at your side to spot the ‘Big Five’ within Kruger National Park, the mountain kingdom of Swaziland, and the Hluhluwe Game Reserve - a protected game sanctuary since 1895 and home to the world's largest concentration of black and white rhino. 
 
The journey ensues along the border of the Indian Ocean, traveling the protected wetlands of St. Lucia Estuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, via private charter with experienced rangers. The site boasts South Africa’s largest concentration of hippopotamus, sea turtles, elephants, humpback whales and over 521 bird species. Next, a visit to the great Zulu battlefields of Isandlwana, with world-renowned experts offering insight into the history of the Zulu war and a final game drive in Nambiti Private Game Reserve before concluding in Pretoria.
 
Price per person in double occupancy -$6,544 USD
 
Aqua Adventure Along The Mekong from Vietnam to Cambodia - February 10-19, 2016: with an intimate 9-night private charter sailing from Vietnam to Cambodia led by cazenove+loyd’s thoughtfully-sourced guides. Pulitzer Prize nominated author William Shawcross, CVO, will join the entire sail marking his 30-year return to Vietnam, offering guests informal lectures and discussions relating to the politics and history of Vietnam and Cambodia.
 
Upon arrival in Saigon, guests board the Aqua Mekong, sister ship to the Peruvian’s Aqua and Aria and the first truly luxurious vessel to cruise the Mekong river. The ship embarks upon the majestic Mekong River to visit remote pagoda temples, Buddhist monasteries, historic Cu Chi Tunnels and more. 
 
As the ship winds its way through Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, guides will offer on and off-shore excursions including visits to remote Cambodian villages such as Ta Nei, the beautiful temples of Srah Srang and Ta Prohm, and the forests outside of Siem Reap. The vessel continues its journey towards Angkor Wat on the final day for a sunrise view, concluding with a farewell dinner celebration complete with Khmer feast in a private villa surrounded by rice paddies.
 
Price per person in double occupancy - $10,080 USD
 
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