Spend Christmas with the Big Five in South Africa.
Spend Christmas with the Big Five in South Africa.

Imagine Christmas carols surrounded by lush African wilderness and a traditional feast over an open fire as live entertainment fills the air. Virgin Limited Edition is offering African retreats this Christmas, combining the season’s best traditions with the unique charm of each location.

Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s eclectic collection of retreats ranging from a private island, a mountain retreat and a game reserve to a submarine, to name just a few, allows visitors to experience Christmas and New Year in the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Visitors stay at Kasbah Tamadot, Branson’s luxury hotel.

A Morocco Christmas includes a traditional Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch, Berber feasts with local wine tastings and entertainment. On New Year’s Eve, visitors will be treated to fireworks and a gala dinner, with a brunch on New Year’s Day.

Christmas and New Year celebration packages start at $1,961 per person for a three-night stay for two people.

For those looking to spend a Christmas or New Year closer to African wilderness, Virgin Limited Edition has Ulusaba Private Game reserve in South Africa, on the border of Kruger National Park. Temperatures are set to soar in South Africa this Christmas!

Visitors will enjoy caroling by the community choir and a traditional feast in the bush while the sounds of the African wild create a backdrop. On Christmas Day, Virgin Limited Edition promises to whisk visitors away to a secret location to open presents, followed by a lunch at the lodge. Visitors can also join the Ulusaba family for a New Year’s under the stars, as well as attend a late-morning champagne brunch on New Year’s Day.

Pricing for both Christmas and New Year begin at $6,471 per two people for five nights sharing a double room, and includes twice-daily game drives, accommodation, and all meals and drinks. Children under 12 sharing a room with at least one adult stay for free.

For more information, visit Virgin Limited Edition.

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