Since the early 80s, Forum has been the mainstay of my personal YPO & YPO Gold involvement, especially the annual Retreats with memorable venues, inspiring programmes, and time to review and renew. It has been my pleasure, since 2002, to assist Forum Retreats and Chapter Retreats from all over the world in planning Retreats in Southern Africa. Building on my personal knowledge, my team creates tailor-made specialist trips that deliver only-in-YPO type experiences. Each itinerary provides an intimate and memorable taste of African hospitality, wildlife and beauty where every aspect of your journey is carefully considered and perfectly planned.

Marco Van Embden
Cape Town Chapter Member; Founder Member YPO Cape Town Chapter; Chairman Cape Town 2000 YPO University; Past Vice-Chair International YPO Board; Hickok Award Winner

 

YPO & TIMELESS AFRICA SAFARIS:

Timeless Africa Safaris has been showcased at the marketplace for the past 9 GLC & Edge conferences.

We have been assisting YPO members with their personal travels to Africa since 2002.

It was our great pleasure to assist over 350 YPO members from all over the world with their personal travels in Africa before and after the GLC & EDGE in Cape Town 2019.

As the official, YPO-appointed partner for pre- and post-event travel, we were honoured to have members travel with us to Rwanda, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and all over South Africa – falling in love with our incredible continent, witnessing amazing wildlife and creating lifelong memories.

PAST RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS

  • We provide the knowledge and understanding to provide once in a lifetime learning adventures: We customize the experience to your chapter or forum needs with the right balance of education, resources, bonding, experiences and life long memories
  • Big 5 game spotting by helicopter over the Okavango Delta
  • The quiet majesty of a hot air balloon safari over the Serengeti ending with champagne breakfast and talk by a special guest
  • For lovers of fine cuisine, there’s unforgettable dune dining in the Namibian desert or a dinner table over the thundering Victoria Falls
  • Picnic on a private Zambezi River island with a local choir to entertain you
  • Dine in style as you’re hosted at one of Cape Town, the culinary capital of Africa’s, exclusive restaurants by the owner or chef
  • Nothing compares to a view from above: take a light aircraft flight over the Cape Winelands with picnic lunch in an historic wine estate
  • Cook and enjoy a meal with a local Cape Malay family in their home
  • Experience a fresh seafood barbecue (locally called ‘braai’) on an exclusive beach with a glimpse into ancient beach-combers by a local historian and anthropologist
  • Savour a private wine cellar tasting with a imminent vineyard owner and first-hand sabrage demonstration
  • Take the time for desert star-gazing in a Namib desert observatory hosted by an astronomer
  • For beauty, a private tour of Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, guided by one of the Cape’s top botanists
  • If it’s island treasures you prefer, you’ll find exclusive sun, sea and sand-filled Indian Ocean islands nearby
  • Africa is unparalleled for wildlife sighting. You can do it behind a lens with our wildlife photography safari experience, led by a top photographer
  • Get right up close by getting involved in a Save the Rhino tracking programme with specialist rangers and conservationists
  • Then there’s the bucket-list Rwanda gorilla tracking experience and private engagement with the gorilla vets who work so hard to conserve them
  • Whatever you’re looking for, the astonishing diversity of Southern Africa, can provide it all