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Splendors Of Africa
18 Days

ITINERARY

18 Days: Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Nairobi, Mount Kenya, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve

Tour Overview:
From the Cape Winelands with their internationally acknowledged vintages to the Masai Mara, this wonderful itinerary offers the heart of adventure with all the wildlife spectacle and natural phenomenon that Africa has to offer. From an evening cruise on the Zambezi River to game drives in open 4WD vehicles, you will see Africa at its most awe-inspiring.

Day 1 – Arrive Cape Town

Arrive to Cape Town, where you are met and escorted to your hotel.


Day 2 – Cape Town – Cape Winelands

Morning cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting). Enjoy the architecture of The Castle and other historic buildings. Continue to the Malay Quarter, and marvel at the ice-cream colors of the quaint Bo-Kaap homes. Also visit a professional diamond cutter. This afternoon continue on to the Cape Winelands. Explore this world-renowned region and learn about the wine-making process in a fascinating cellar tour and tasting. Visit the beautiful town of Stellenbosch, home to one of the country’s prestigious universities, as well as fine art galleries and historic architecture. (B)


Day 3 – Cape Town – Cape Peninsula

Full day exploring the Cape Peninsula. Drive along the False Bay coastline via Boulders Beach (penguin colony) to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Cape Point, at the tip of the peninsula, is regarded as the meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Return to Cape Town via the scenic Atlantic Coastline. (B)


Day 4 – Cape Town / Kruger Safari

Fly to the Greater Kruger Park area and enjoy your first afternoon game drive. Later, experience a delicious dinner under the starlit sky. (BLD)


Day 5 – Kruger Safari

Roam the reserve in open 4WD vehicles in search of elephant, leopard, cheetah, kudu, giraffe, Cape buffalo, hippo and other species. Your mid morning walk is an opportunity to feel the pulse of Africa through the soles of your feet and experience the bushveld at close quarters. (BLD)


Day 6 – Kruger Safari

Spend a second full day game viewing in the Kruger National Park. (BLD)


Day 7 – Kruger Safari / Johannesburg

Enjoy one last early morning game drive. Fly to Johannesburg and spend the night at a nearby resort hotel. (B)


Day 8 – Johannesburg / Victoria Falls

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to hotel. Later in the afternoon enjoy the sun-downer cruise on the Zambezi River. (BD)


Day 9 – Victoria Falls

Morning guided walking tour of the falls with its vast curtain of water that is nearly a mile wide and 355 feet high. The afternoon is at leisure for optional activities such as bungee jumping, Flight of Angels and others. Tonight enjoy a festive dinner at The Boma Restaurant. (BD)


Day 10 – Victoria Falls / Chobe National Park

Transfer by road to the Chobe National Park, Botswana. These combined wetlands, dry woodlands and savannas are home to a huge elephant population. Enjoy a late afternoon game viewing cruise. (BLD)


Day 11 – Chobe National Park

Take morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4WD vehicles. At day end, return to the lodge for another spectacular sunset on the Chobe River. (BLD)


Day 12 – Chobe / Kasane / Johannesburg

Morning transfer to nearby Kasane Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Arrive Johannesburg and spend the night at a nearby resort hotel. (B)


Day 13 – Johannesburg / Nairobi

Fly to Nairobi, Kenya, where you are met and escorted to your hotel. (B)


Day 14 – Nairobi / Mount Kenya

Drive through the fertile central highlands to our lodge on the flanks of Kenya’s highest mountain and secreted deep within her largest forest reserve. Fall asleep to the symphony of the African night or sit in stillness and observe the fascinating interplay of the animals as they arrive to drink, bath and forage around the water hole. (BLD)


Day 15 – Mount Kenya / Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Today we travel to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to the largest Black rhino sanctuary and hosting the Big Five. Our afternoon game drive will visit the chimpanzee sanctuary which also shelters rare and endangered species. (BLD)


Day 16 – Ol Pejeta / Masai Mara National Reserve

Fly across the Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve, the highlight of any Kenyan safari. Afternoon game drive. (BLD)


Day 17 – Masai Mara National Reserve

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara, widely considered to be Africa’s greatest wildlife reserve. A balloon safari is also available (additional cost). (BLD)


Day 18 – Masai Mara National Reserve / Depart Nairobi

Enjoy one last morning game drive in Masai Mara before returning to Nairobi by air where a day room is provided. Time permitting, you have the option of visiting the Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Centre (additional cost). Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.(B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2021
Departs: Daily, minimum 2 passengers
Departure Date Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 02 - Jan 19 11310 14520
Jan 16 - Feb 02 11310 14520
Jan 30 - Feb 16 11310 14520
Feb 13 - Mar 02 11410 14720
Feb 27 - Mar 16 11410 14720
Mar 13 - Mar 30 11410 14720
Mar 27 - Apr 13 11410 14720
Apr 10 - Apr 27 11035 13760
Apr 24 - May 11 11035 13760
May 08 - May 25 10735 13360
May 22 - Jun 08 10735 13360
Jun 05 - Jun 22 10865 13725
Jun 19 - Jul 06 10865 13725
Jul 03 - Jul 20 11800 15545
Jul 17 - Aug 03 11800 15545
Jul 31 - Aug 17 11800 15545
Aug 14 - Aug 31 11800 15545
Aug 28 - Sep 14 11800 15545
Sep 11 - Sep 28 12600 16545
Sep 25 - Oct 12 12600 16545
Oct 09 - Oct 26 12700 16845
Oct 23 - Nov 09 12700 16845
Nov 06 - Nov 23 12760 16470
Nov 20 - Dec 07 12760 16470
Dec 04 - Dec 21 12460 16070
Dec 18 - Jan 04 12460 16070
* Minimum 2 passengers
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day as a Private Tour. Please check for prices.
* Travel must be completed within these seasonal date ranges - split season cost available upon request
* Solo Travel Supplement available upon request
* Holiday Supplements may apply
Cape Town Nairobi
Victoria & Alfred Hotel Nairobi Serena Hotel
Kruger Safari Mount Kenya
Jock Safari Lodge Serena Mountain Lodge
Johannesburg OL Pejeta Conservancy
Peermont D'Oreale Grande Sweetwaters Tented Camp
Victoria Falls Masai Mara
Victoria Falls Hotel Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Chobe
Chobe Game Lodge

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights

  • Accommodations in deluxe hotels and lodges
  • 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners (Kenya extension: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners)
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Game viewing in specially outfitted safari vehicles
  • Wine tasting
  • Park entrance fees
  • Local guides
  • (Kenya extension: internal flights – Nanyuki/Masai Mara/Nairobi)
  • (Kenya extension: Day-use room prior to departure)
  • Independent tour

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