"Planes, Trains and Safarimobiles": A Unique Journey Combining Safari and Luxury Rail Experience

Delray Beach, Florida, UNITED STATES

DELRAY BEACH, FL, June 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lion World Travel is offering a 5-star luxury experience with an 11-day "Planes, Trains and Safarimobiles" itinerary starting from $4,899 per person sharing + $100 for domestic flights from 26* major US cities. This unique journey allows travelers to experience South Africa not only by safari vehicle, but also by luxury rail. Taking in the beautiful South African countryside from the elegance of The Blue Train is an experience not to be missed.
The journey begins in Cape Town, named one of the New York Times' "52 Places to Go in 2014." Spend four nights in Cape Town exploring the scenic beauty and cultural attractions while relaxing in splendid luxury at the 5-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, surrounded by magnificent views. This incredible property is located just 15 minutes from the heart of Cape Town on the gorgeous coastal drive along the winding Victoria Road.

On an overnight on The Blue Train, enter an aura of mystique onboard this magnificent moving 5-star hotel boasting the ultimate in luxury and personal service. By day, private deluxe suites are a stylish and tranquil haven, but as night falls the suite is transformed into a comfortable bedroom of soft light and fine linen. A meal on The Blue Train is an elegant experience in itself. The menus feature a selection of local cuisine accompanied by award-winning wines from the Cape Winelands.

A three night safari follows at a 5-star private game lodge, viewing Africa's majestic wildlife roaming free during twice daily game drives. Kapama Southern Camp epitomizes luxury safari accommodations accompanied by warm hospitality and friendly service, making this an exceptional and exciting way of seeing the beauty of South Africa.

This 11-day package includes international airfare from New York (JFK) or Washington D.C. (Dulles) on South African Airways, domestic flights within South Africa, as well as luxury accommodations in Cape Town, on The Blue Train and at Kapama Private Game Reserve (adjacent to the Kruger National Park). The package starts from $4,899 per person sharing for specific dates in July and August 2016, including all taxes and fuel surcharges + $100 for domestic flights from 26* major US cities.

"Planes, Trains and Safarimobiles," starting from $4,899 based on two people sharing, includes:

  • Roundtrip, international, economy airfare from New York or Washington, D.C. to Cape Town and back via Johannesburg on South African Airways
  • Domestic flights within South Africa
  • Four nights at the 5-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa - one of Travel + Leisure "World's Best" Hotels
  • One night journey on the magnificently splendid Blue Train
  • Three nights at the 5-star Kapama Southern Camp in in a luxury suite
  • 8 Breakfasts / 4 Lunches / 5 Dinners including a dinner at the chic Azure Restaurant
  • Lion World Travel representative Meet and Greet upon arrival
  • Transfers as per the itinerary

* From Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, St. Louis, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle to New York (JFK) or Washington, D.C.

For details and reservations, please contact Lion World Travel at 1-800-387-2706 to speak to one of their Africa specialists, or visit www.lionworldtravel.com.

About Lion World Travel
Lion World Travel is the leading tour operator from North America specializing in group and individual tours to Southern and East Africa, and is a member of the renowned Travel Corporation, which also includes: Trafalgar Tours, Contiki, Brendan Vacations, Insight Vacations, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. In its 51st year, clients continue to benefit from Lion World Travels' destination knowledge, expertise, and emphasis on customer service. With their safari specialists all having first-hand knowledge of Africa, Lion World Travel can confidently assist clients in creating an African adventure that fits their specific interests as well as their budget. Extraordinary service, affordable luxury and value for money are what keep clients coming back to Lion World Travel.

Winner of the South African Tourism Ubuntu Awards "Top Producing Tour Operator for North America" for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014

Winner of "Certificate of Excellence for TripAdvisor" for 2014 and 2015

Winner of the South African Airways "Award of Excellence in Travel and Tourism for North America" for 2012

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