It’s the latest in luxury air travel.
Taking passengers on a 10-day trip – a so-called “air cruise” – around the world, the maiden voyage of the Crystal Skye, a luxury Boeing 777, will happen at the end of September.
And, for just R580 000 per person, you can travel in style from Hong Kong to Kenya.
Waited on by butlers and served Michelin-star quality food, only 86 passengers will be onboard the plane (which can hold up to 450 people), explains Quartz.
The private jet tour is operated by Hong Kong airliner Genting, specifically “targeting China’s wealthy tourists who are increasingly coming to Africa”.
Here’s what the interiors are set to look like:
The trip coincides with China’s seven-day holiday in October, better known as “golden week”, when much of the country’s middle class travel:
In Kenya, they’ll sleep in the Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi, where former US president Barack Obama reportedly stayed on a visit in 2015, and go on safari in the Masai Mara national reserve.
Then the group will fly out to Tahiti in French Polynesia.
The inaugural flight comes after “Chinese billionaire Jack Ma, founder and head of Alibaba, visited Kenya with an entourage of wealthy Chinese investors”.
But it’s not all exotic animals and potential investments:
Chinese visitors and expatriates, believed to carry a lot of cash, are often targeted by criminals.
Not all trips go smoothly. Last year, a Chinese tour guide who had been working in Kenya for at least 20 years attacked a Chinese couple at a hotel in the Masai Mara, stabbing and killing a woman.
Hey? How hectic is that?
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