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R. Crusoe & Son + Spark Ventures

Let globetrotting professionals plan an adventure to complement your impact travel…

R. Crusoe & Son is a group of globetrotting professionals who are passionate about travel. Crusoe travel specialists create luxury journeys all over the world to meet the specific demands of their savvy travelers. They devote enormous amounts of time—so that travelers themselves don’t have to—to every detail, fashioning journeys with an uncommon degree of sensitivity to human nature (yours). Crusoe specialists plan your itinerary, book your hotels, handpick terrific guides, and organize the logistics to the Nth degree. They maximize your time, whether that means doing a hands-on activity or kicking back at a corner café. You’re whisked off to interesting sites, to meet unique local characters, to break out of the everyday. These journeys are defined by the richness of Crusoe’s collective imagination and their travel specialists’ deep professionalism.

Spark Ventures is proud to partner with R. Crusoe & Son. This partnership allows R. Crusoe to further enhance the remarkable experiences of Spark’s upcoming journeys to Zambia and Nicaragua.

R. Crusoe & Son sample journeys are listed below. Remember that these are sample journeys; let R. Crusoe know exactly what you’d like to do and where you’d like to go, and their specialists will create a journey to meet your specific requests. Contact Arnold Duijzer (773.293.6710 or aduijzer@sparkventures.org) to learn more and to book an R. Crusoe itinerary that perfectly complements your upcoming Impact Travel.

Sample Itineraries

South Africa. Something Civilized, Something Wild.

 

Recommended trip pairing: January 2016 Impact Travel to Zambia

 

Wildlife. Wine country. And Africa’s most sophisticated city. Isn’t it time you visited South Africa? On safaris in Mala Mala Game Reserve, meet the Big Five—lions, elephants, Cape buffalo, leopards, and rhinos. Then head for marvelous Cape Town, where we tour the highlights. Beyond the city limits, trace the Atlantic coast and its charming towns, witness the Cape Peninsula wilderness, and taste your way through the Cape Winelands.

 

For more information, see the full trip description, itinerary and pricing estimates here.

Colombia. El Dorado at Last.

 

Recommended trip pairing: Any of Spark’s Impact Trips to Nicaragua

 

Welcome to Colombia, crowning the northern coast of South America between Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru. Travel advisories have relaxed (the State Department says “Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Colombia each year for tourism, business, university studies, and volunteer work”).

Foreigners have pinpointed Colombia as the next undiscovered frontier. Hardly surprising. Her history stretches back far, far before the conquistadors (think 10,000 B.C.). Colonial remnants fill some of the most picturesque cities.

 

For more information, see the full trip description, itinerary and pricing estimates here.

Discovering Kenya on Safari.

 

Recommended trip pairing: July 2016 Impact Travel to Zambia

 

You’ve come for the wildest wildlife, and the East African nation of Kenya won’t disappoint. We visit two of Kenya’s finest game reserved, Samburu and the Masai Mara. Samburu was one of the two reserves in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa, the lioness made famous in the book Born Free. The Masai Mara is known all over the world for its tremendous herds of wildebeest, zebra, and other big game—and the predators who follow them in search of a meal. How’s that for wild?

 

For more information, see the full trip description, itinerary and pricing estimates here.

Sound like your kind of adventure?

 

Contact Arnold Duijzer (773.293.6710 or aduijzer@sparkventures.org) to learn more and to book an R. Crusoe itinerary that perfectly complements your upcoming Impact Travel.