May 7-18, 2023

Join like-minded safari travelers as you take off toward southern Africa on the world’s largest and most luxuriously spacious private aircraft, the ATI Skye. This lavishly outfitted Boeing 777 has been completely transformed to the highest standards of aviation design, featuring handcrafted, fully reclining flatbed seats, a dedicated stand-up bar and social lounge, a team of Butlers and an Executive Chef preparing exceptional Michelin star-inspired cuisine.

The aircraft will depart from Sarasota, Florida for a direct non-stop flight to southern Africa where guests can personalize their time in the region. The feedback from our previous experiences aboard this opulent aircraft was that guests wanted MORE time aboard, so we are thrilled to announce that you may also choose to fly BACK to SRQ aboard ATI Skye as well! This truly is a “choose your adventure” departure where you can fly one-way there, one-way back or BOTH directions to maximize your experience and spoil yourself with more time being wined and dined in the sky!

While in Southern Africa, guests will have exclusive access to a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience on a 9-night Botswana safari using Wilderness Safaris Premier Camps. We also allow the opportunity for guests to design your own ideal experience utilizing our knowledgeable ATI Advisors to ensure you get exactly what you want out of your time in the destination.

May 7, 2023 – Arrive into Sarasota/Tampa/Ft. Myers where you will be greeted and transferred by road to a downtown Sarasota luxury hotel for check-in. Enjoy your evening at leisure.

Sarasota, Florida

Enjoy Sarasota at your leisure. Golf, tennis, spa, beach, guided off-shore and in-shore fishing, guided marine based wildlife tours and additional local experiences are available to guests to enjoy.

May 8, 2023– Mid-morning private road transfer to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport for private check-in, dedicated TSA screening and boarding of the ATI Skye aircraft.

Late morning, we depart from Sarasota, Florida, U.S.A. for the direct non-stop flight overnight in your most comfortable surroundings aboard the ATI Skye.

ATI Skye Aircraft Operated by Comlux Aruba NV

Aboard the ATI Skye your Lay Flat Beds and the Skye Bar, Lounge and Dining area are meticulously kept by our Skye Butlers

May 9 – May 18

CHOOSE YOUR SAFARI EXPERIENCE

Botswana

Situated in central southern Africa, Botswana lies at about 950 meters above sea level and more than 600 kilometers from the nearest coast. The country’s most striking features are its relative flatness and aridity. This makes the Okavango Delta even more remarkable: a wetland within a desert that receives its waters from rain falling in Angola, 1000 kilometers away.

Having achieved independence in 1966, Botswana has gone on to become a true African success story. The country’s leaders have adopted an innovative approach to tourism, believing that low-volume, experiential ecotourism was the best way to create a sustainable conservation economy and uplift communities while still preserving the environment.

While large mammals – and there are plenty of these – can steal the show on a Botswana safari, there are many other creatures to be seen, from brightly-colored birds to secretive antelope, and from frogs to fish. It’s often the pristine beauty of the landscapes and the sense of being in a remote wilderness that have the most lasting impact on visitors to Botswana.

Been To Botswana already?

Fancy seeing another part of Africa? Whether you’re still dreaming of your favorite safari memory or excited to visit the newest camp on the market, our dedicated Africa Specialists will guide you in choosing the perfect destination and experience while on the continent. From the leopards of Londolozi or the refined hospitality at “The Place of Miracles” – Singita, the lodges of South Africa prove to be worth repeat visits for discerning safari lovers and avid adventure enthusiasts alike.

In Cape Town, South Africa’s bustling, breathtaking coastal city, nestled between the dramatic peaks of Table Mountain and the roaring Atlantic Ocean, guests can find world class cuisine, unique specialty shopping and fascinating history around every corner. The Cape Winelands offers guests the chance to slow down and take in the incredible wine, gourmet dining and luxury hospitality that this area takes a keen interest in perfecting.

How about venturing to Rwanda to climb with the Mountain Gorilla’s? Once ATISkye lands in Victoria Falls, allow us to whisk you via private plane to Kigali Rwanda where we will have a customize itinerary for you. Each day the group will aim to encounter different gorilla families to ensure diversity in your experience. The families will be determined that morning, and the assignments will be guided by our interest, ability, and where the animals were last seen.

Namibia on your mind? Well we can take care of that too! Namibia is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population. In the north, Etosha National Park’s salt pan calls a variety of wildlife including rhinos and giraffes that any traveller would be thrilled to see.

Allow us to create a memorable departure for you and your crew, you pick your party and we’ll make it perfect!

ON SAFARI WITH WILDERNESS

Acclaimed as the foremost ecotourism operator in Africa, Wilderness Safaris offers unforgettable high-end adventures that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities. Since their founding in Botswana in 1983, they have shared their passion for Africa with thousands of guests, as well as their custodial sense of protection, and the urgency to protect these ecosystems and the life they support.

Pricing:

ATI Skye One-Way: $18,950 per person based upon double occupancy, one way from SRQ to Victoria Falls

Safari Options:

a. 9-night Botswana safari program $28,500 per person

b. Contact the ATI team to customize your African experience!

FLY BOTH WAYS ON ATI SKYE: Return flight on May 18 aboard ATI Skye Private Jet for a discounted rate of $13,500 per person, one way back to SRQ**

Payment Schedule:

  • 25% non-refundable deposit to confirm
  • Second 25% deposit – 15 October 2022
  • Final Payment – 2 February 2023

Call Isabelle Finly, Lori Ann Marinaccio or Ryan Hilton, at 941-951-1801, ext. 105 for Isabelle, ext. 104 for Lori Ann and ext. 107 for Ryan to secure your space on this departure today!

  • Minimum number must be met for private charter operation
  • U.S.A. Department of Transportation Public Charter approval number PC-20-067

**One-way flight from SRQ to Victoria Falls is also available per person at $18,950 (i.e., not flying to Africa on ATI Skye)