“Take an adventure with Norton + Hodges and experience Africa in a new way”

Life is all about the experiences that are strung together over the years.  Let Norton + Hodges and Callie Ann On Safari invite you to join us on our next great adventure and experience magnificent places like never before.

Callie and Suzette have a passion for offering clients unforgettable experiences no matter where they are in the world.  They both have a deep love for Africa and want you to experience it in a very special way; for you to see and revel in the juxtaposition of high luxury and design with the untamed, wild heart of bush and all it encompasses.  This is about people, art, food, design, wine, a sense of place, about soaking up life in a new way and seeing the rawness that is Africa.

Callie represents the best and brightest of Africans coming into their own.  She knows hospitality and has found her way to deliver it an amazing way all across Africa whether on her television show, in her books or in the bush.  She offers so much through her cuisine,  her eye for design, her fun spirit and good energy. She is able to celebrate the magnificence of the people and her culture while making you feel comforted on the inside and out.

Suzette made Africa her adopted second home.  Africa took a piece of her heart and never let go. She knew she was never going to be the same after she visited.  Her passion to tell the stories of conservation, the people she meets and the heart behind every design drives her.  She wants you to experience her Africa too.

Together they have curated a trip to ignite your sense of adventure and give you an unforgettable journey through magical parts of the world.  They will be with you every step of the way, making sure you experience the Great Safari, like no other trip offered before.

The Grand Safari

Zimbabwe, Zambia, South African Wine Country

July 16, 2018 to July 31, 2018

10 guests

Norton + Hodges has joined with personal chef and cooking show host extraordinaire Callie Ann On Safaris to offer 10 a true luxe, grand safari experience.  From private resorts, luxury tented camps and to experiences only afforded to our group, if you have ever dreamed of experiencing safari life like in the classic movies, then you are on the right trip.

The trip will offer a balance both the wild and refined. Your days will be filled with immersive activities that will make you  melt and feel like a part of the wildlife and the cultures you are meeting.  You will be wined and dined with local fare under the Acacia trees by Callie.  Incredible artisans will share their tales and give you exclusive looks into their wares. Story telling and chatting by the fire most nights to end the full days.  The stars will dance for you in the African sky and the show will take your breath away. With full bellies and full hearts, you will retire to your private rooms to listen to the sounds of the bush.

Each locale will feel like a completely new land.  Walking in the bush with elephants and cheetahs, learning about conservation, meeting incredible artists and being given a glimpse into the real and wild Africa like never before.  You will experience the luxuries of Zimbabwe, Zambia and the South African wine country as many have not.  Your five senses will be both delighted and pleased; you wont’ be the same afterwards.

We invite you to take on the adventure with us.  You will feel like royalty.  But when you get home and regale the tales of your experiences, your friends might not believe you.

The Itinerary

Prior to arrival in Victoria Falls:  Your hostesses will greet you in O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg and escort you to your flight to Victoria Falls.

July 16, Day 1:  We will arrive in the Victoria Falls Airport and be taken by private charter to our first luxury resort in the hills of Zimbabwe.

Day 1-3: You will spend your days getting settled into the award-winning Bumi Hills resort.  We will have the resort to ourselves and be able to enjoy the game viewing and private game area.

Day 4-5:  Our escorts will take us by private charter to a luxury safari camp in the bush of Zimbabwe.  Kanga Camp will be our private camp for the next few nights where we will discover and enjoy the beauty of Mana Pools National Park.

Day 6-7:  On to the banks of the Great Zambezi.  We will be hosted by Zambezi Expeditions where we will enjoy an active few days enjoying life on the river.

Day 8-10:  We depart the Great Zambezi for our next top destination- but this time in Zambia.  We will finish our time in the bush at Thorntree River Lodge.  Our party will be the only party at the lodge which will make the experience all that more special.  We will be at Mosi Oa Tunya National Park and will have our fill of wildlife spotting and close encounters.

Day 11:  We are transferred to the Victoria Falls International Airport where we take a flight to Cape Town, South Africa.  We are then transported to an utmost delightful and refined finish to your safari at the Leeu Estate in Franschhoek.  The boutique hotel, winery and spa will be all ours as we introduce you to the personal touches of being hosted by Leeu Estate.

Day 12-14: We relax, sip and savor our time in South African wine country.  Spa treatments, private wine dinners in the vineyard and exploring the quaint village of Franschhoek are all part of this idyllic setting.

Day 15: As the trip comes to a close,  we will drive into Cape Town so you can shop and explore the Victoria & Albert Waterfront before you start your journey home.  You will be taken by transfer to the very nearby Cape Town International Airport in time for your flight stateside.

Your adventure includes:

Private chef on safari

Yoga/meditation in the bush

Art with elephants in the bush

Bush walks at different locations

Candlelit, 5 star dinner in the bush

Tiger Fishing and Canoeing on the Zambezi

Private Game Drives

Private showcase with Patrick Mavros in Vic Falls

Private wine tasting Leeu Estates

Sunset cruise on Zambezi

Cooking competition on the banks of the Zambezi

Private showing with artist Whitney Halsted

Private showcase with Patrick Mavros in Victoria Falls

Basket making workshop

Conservation talk

Exclusive wine farm luncheon

Private showcase with Ndau African Collection

Big cat walk

Garden + Art Tour

Afternoon Teas

Trip to a traditional whaling village (in hopes of seeing whales)

Private wine + cheese tastings with the winemaker

Private Wine + charcuterie tastings

Chocolate tastings

A few more incredible surprises sprinkled in…

All Inclusive Price for accomodations, activities, food, wine, photographer, highlight photo book, charter flights and transfers: $23,000

50% Deposit reserves your spot.  Deposit non-refundable after 30 days.

Not included: International Flights into or out of Africa or between African countries.  Visa fees*.  Spa treatments. Extra luggage on charter flights**

*We will assist you through the visa process prior to leaving the US.

** The private charter flights allow 20kg per client.  We will ask clients to pack one bag for the bush and one bag for the Cape Town leg of the trip.  The luggage for Cape Town will be securely stored and will meet you at Leeu Estates.  If you need additional luggage on the charter, there will be an extra fee.