Win a luxury safari adventure for two worth $16,000... including flights from anywhere in the world!

Have you ever dreamed of a luxury safari adventure of a lifetime?  Well, here’s your chance. We’ve teamed up with the great team of safari experts at Southern Destinations to offer you the opportunity to win a trip of your dreams to Botswana. The prize includes international flights and a safari experience for two from &Beyond (their Botswana Explorer Expedition Package) which will allow you and your safari soulmate to experience a 10-day (9-night) mobile expedition that includes all meals (from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 10) and local wine, beer and soft drinks.


More importantly, you’ll enjoy an incredible guided tour of the Victoria Falls, unforgettable interaction with elephants at Elephant Camp, and water and land based game viewing while on safari (with all National Park entrance fees included), as well as the services and expertise of a specialist &Beyond guide throughout your adventure. The total value of the prize – which even includes flights from your closest city to Johannesburg to Maun, as well as flights from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg and home, is estimated to be worth around US $16,000.


To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic competition, all you have to do is answer the question “Who’s your safari soulmate?”. To enter, simply upload a photo or video (15 seconds maximum) of you and your ultimate travel companion, say why you want to share this once-in-a-lifetime adventure with them and don’t forget to use the hashtag #SafariSoulmates.


You can submit your photo or video entry via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or Google Plus.

Entries/submissions close on 16th July 2014, when the Big 5 finalists are announced. The competition will then head into a second (voting) phase and a grand prize winner will be announced on 1st August 2014. For more detailed prize information and to read the full terms and conditions, visit and follow Southern Destinations on Google Plus for competition updates and the grand prize winner announcement.


Comments (45)

  1. Ana says:

    Wow, that is an amazing prize! Someone will be very happy when they win this. Very happy indeed. best of luck

  2. Katie says:

    Wow what a fantastic giveaway!!! I haven’t left for my safari but already want to go back!!!!!! need to enter!!!

  3. This contest is awesome! What a great opportunity for someone to take their #Safarisoulmates to explore the world!

  4. Fraser says:

    Wow! This is something I’d really want to win. Number 1 on my bucket list! It sounds amazing… Will enter with #safarissoulmates hashtag now

  5. Andy Lee says:

    Is this for real? I want to give it a try! I have always been wanting to go for a safari trip in Africa and see those wild animals with my two eyes. I really want to explore the world.

  6. Kaye Whitwam says:

    Hi! My family and I would love to be able to go to Botswana in safari! On our bucket list items! We have two boys that have never been outside south Africa never mind on a Safari so they would be over the moon if we win!

  7. Paul Johnson says:

    Yes, Andy… it is for real!!

  8. Sarah says:

    Botswana is one of my all-time favorite African destinations!! No crowds, totally raw and pure, and amazing safari camps. This is going to be a lucky winner!!

  9. jennifer says:

    This is without a doubt, going to be the greatest trip of someone’s lifetime. And FREE too? Wow. What an incredible contest.

  10. Samantha says:

    This is amazing beyond words! I’m definitely entering the contest, I’ve always wanted to go on a safari!

  11. Christina says:

    Oooo. What a great prize. I always wanted to go on a safari and to the Devil´s Pool at the Victoria Falls.

  12. This really is one stunning trip that someone will be very fortunate to win! Kudos to you Paul for working with this company to provide this great opportunity.

  13. anna parker says:

    An amazing prize, that real money couldn’t buy apart from the few! I’m too scared of wild animals (snakes) to go on safari, but I loved our time in Kwazulunatal – amazing being so far away from anywhere!

  14. Margherita says:

    Wow, this sounds like my ultimate dream holiday. Even a regular safari, let alone a luxury one! Definitely going to enter this!

  15. Brianna says:

    A luxury safari is my number one dream trip, definitely entering this one. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

  16. Fabulous prize! I’m sure whoever wins will have an unforgetable time, full of many wonderful experiences. Now I better start looking through my photos!

  17. Annabel Biggar-Davids says:

    InFreakinCredible! This is a bucket list dream come true ! This is an opportunity not to be missed…YAYNESS!!

  18. I’m not surprised there’s so much reaction to this amazing prize!! I would love to go on a safari. Whoever wins will have the time of their life.

  19. Elena says:

    Pretty amazing prize! Sounds incredible and I already envy the winner! But I can´t think of who my safari soul mate could be at all :(

  20. Jen Dziekan says:

    When my husband says, “How about a safari?” THIS is what I’m thinking. Not sure it’s what’s he’s thinking. Probably something far more ‘rustic’. Looks fabulous.

  21. Dave Cole says:

    This is a pretty incredible safari opportunity. Being on safari is one of my favorite things – excited to enter!

  22. noel says:

    Sounds like a great experience, what if you have to do this solo? In any case it sounds like a great opportunity.

  23. Samantha says:

    What an amazing opportunity and such a fantastic prize. Botswana is THE destination for a safari…it’s like my dream trip! Maybe one day me and my #safarisoulmate will get the chance to go!

  24. Rebekah Voss says:

    What a fascinating combination – it’s like having the best of both worlds. You get to be out in nature, communing with the wildlife, then go back to your luxe tent and relax in style!

  25. Krista says:

    I have always wanted to go on a safari! And the prize is for a luxury safari? What a great opportunity!

  26. Christine Toback says:

    looks amazing! My family would love to travel and see these amazing animals! this would be a trip of a lifetime!

  27. Karen Warren says:

    That is an amazing prize! I’ve never been on a safari but it’s high up on my list. Whoever wins is going to have a great time…

  28. This post definitely gets a big “share” on Twitter. What a great idea. I was on a similar safari years ago and it was wonderful, however I went by way of Kenya (Treetops). Thank you for running this contest, it’ll make one couple very, very happy.

  29. Emily says:

    Awesome prize, I would so love to win this!! A safari is one of my dream trips, and a luxury safari sounds amazing :)

  30. antonette says:

    Great prize. Would love to go to Africa one day but not luxury style … the picture of the lions is just too cute!

  31. Bianca says:

    How great would it be to win this?! I am going back to Zambia this year to winning this would so be up my alley in a good way.

  32. Jempi says:

    A luxury safari in Botswana…what a fantastic price! This is definitely a “once in a lifetime” experience. The #SafariSoulmates competition is on! Super.

  33. Nina says:

    This kind of safari is something I’ve been dreaming of for so long so I’m definitely in. Fantastic price!

  34. What a fantastic give away! Would love to go on a safari, it is something I have always dreamed of doing!

  35. Javier Letamendi says:

    Wow! Amazing! It´s a great opportunity. Go to Africa and stay some days close to all that wildlife is simply a dream for me. And more if I can share that experience with someone special

  36. Kathleen Jallow says:

    Wow.what could I begin to say about an opportunity as this is giving some lucky couple. My husband is my soul mate.he has stood by my side through two major surgeries, colon cancer, and blood clots in both lungs. Never once complaining about the medical bills or hardship we were to go through. What a great gift this would be if we could share this together. Please consider us.

  37. Paul Johnson says:

    Hello Kathleen… I’m sorry to hear of you and your husband’s circumstances and hope things have improved for you both. Just to clarify in case this wasn’t clear, please note that just posting a comment here doesn’t automatically enter you for the competition. Have a re-read of the post if you’d like details of how to enter (you can enter via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or Google Plus but not via the comments here).

  38. Guillermo E. Valle M. says:

    A dream vacation, my wife of close to 27 years and I have always planned for, and a great opportunity to go to a continent we have always wished to visit, but have not gone… yet!~ Best wishes from Honduras, cradle of the portentous Maya civilization and culture.

  39. This is a bucket list trip that has been put on my some-day-over-the-rainbow spot. Looks like a wonderful travel opp!


  40. Valérie Noël-Létourneau says:

    My dream come true ! I’m obsessed with safaris. It would be te best experience of my life. When I was a child until I was old enough, I kept asking Santa every Christmas to have a lion or a zebra or a tiger !!! To be able to see all my favorite animals in their wild life would be the best day of my life :)

  41. Jean says:

    Honestly, being two Leo’s who met after a ma yo a broken road, I honestly cannot pick a better man to be my safari soulmate to accompany me and enjoy the gift of nature on a safari. With five kids and zero help in our single hood, it would be a dream come true to spend a respite enjoying god’s perfect balance and experiencing the beauty of each other and nature’s gift combined.

  42. Guillermo E. Valle M. says:

    A dream vacation, my soulmate -my wife- of close to 27 years and I have always planned for, and a great opportunity to go to a continent we have always wished -and wanted- to visit, but have not gone… yet, since we have dedicated, through several different prestigious 100 % non-profit NGOs- close to 24 years to helping others in need!~ Best wishes from Honduras, cradle of the portentous Maya civilization and culture.

  43. Ingi Raikes says:

    Too breathe deeply, to smell the bush…………to feel that freedom which only Botswana truly still has!!! The beat of Africa is in my heart, this is a trip which we dream so much about doing………… if only!!!

  44. farhan says:

    This is such an awesome opportunity to witness some of the most beautiful gifts of mature for us. @luxurytravel My Little Princess #Eram who I call as E for #Elephant is my perfect #SafariSoulmates to explore this safari

  45. Andrew says:

    Africa is stunning, would love to visit again! What an amazing prize. Once I was on safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. This seems to be a better option.

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