Experience the wild scenery of Africa’s most famous game parks in a more intimate way than ever before! This tour package will take you through five stunning countries, and along some of Southern Africa’s most famous natural landmarks. You’ll be treated to the full gamut of the absorbing culture that has captured the world’s imagination for centuries, and see some unforgettable sights along the way.
Duration: 24 days
Tour Provider: APT (AFZK24)
Departure dates: June (9, 16, 30), July (4), August (15, 29), September (13, 27)
Cost: $20,350.00 per person – twin share, suite
$20,720 per person – twin share, master suite
Conditions: A deposit of $300.00 per person is required a week prior to confirmation. The overall balance is due 90 days prior to departure. Prices may be subject to currency fluctuations
- South Africa
- Kruger National Park
- Amboseli National Park
- Chobe National Park
- Chobe River
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Serengeti National Park
- Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Prices of all connecting flights included (excludes international flights to and from Australia)
- All government taxes and game park fees.
- Accommodation and meals
- Kenyan and Tanzanian Flying Doctor Service membership
Welcome to Cape Town, South Africa! You will be greeted at the airport, and transferred to the famous, five star Table Bay Hotel. Meet your tour guide for your journey, as well as your fellow tour group.
Before we explore the national parks, it’s time to explore the majestic city of Cape Town. Soak in the ocean views from the top of Table Mountain, before diving into the heart of the city to visit the District Six Museum, and the Castle of Good Hope. During the day, you will have a choice to either visit the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Robben Island, or explore the city’s streets further. Close off an amazing day with an incredible African drumming session.
Today, you will be travelling along the length of the Cape Peninsula. See where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet, and enjoy a soothing journey from Chapman’s Peak to Cape Point. The day will conclude with a visit to Simon’s Town, before observing the Boulders Beach penguin colony up close and personal!
Today, we’re going to Nelspruit, the tourist portal between the city and Kruger National Park! Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to the luxurious Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, and have the opportunity to taste the flavours of contemporary, African cuisine.
A professional wildlife guide and tracker will join us, before setting off on a safari run through this famous park. This will be your chance to see all of Africa’s big five game animals: the elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino. We pop back into the lodge for a hearty meal, before setting off once more on another track within the park. Enjoy a refreshing sundowner in an authentic, African boma, as we watch the sun go down and observe the stars of the sky.
We venture on one last trek through the landscape mecca that is Kruger, before heading back to the lodge for a big breakfast. We leave for Johannesburg via aircraft this afternoon, where we will check in to the D’Oreale Grande Hotel – at the Emperor’s Palace no less!
Today is bound to be a real treat, as we set off once more via plane to Livingstone, Zambia. Check in to the awesome Royal Livingstone Hotel, sat conveniently along the banks of the massive Zambezi River. We take a short walk to see the Victoria Falls, one of the majestic seven natural wonders of the world.
You are left to your own devices today! You will have a choice of either following Chief Mukuni’s village tour, embarking on an elephant ride safari along the Zambezi, or see the power of Victoria Falls via helicopter! The rest of the night is devoted to relaxing amongst famed African hospitality and music.
Today we head off into Namibia, where a balcony suite atop the Zambezi Queen awaits. You will be able to observe the wildlife from the vessel, including those that are drawn to the Zambezi River when the sun goes down. A lovely dinner will be prepared for you, and afterwards we will continue enjoying the tranquility of the Zambezi.
Wildlife spotting will continue today, as we flow into the Chobe River. This river runs through the Chobe National Park, where large concentrations of elephants can be seen drinking at the river banks. After we have a well prepared lunch, you will have the opportunity to try your hand at some local fishing. Not a big fan of fish? Venture on land to soak in the culture of the many villages dotted along the Namibian side of the river.
Saying goodbye to the Zambezi Queen this morning, and you will be transferred to the airport in Kasane, Botswana. From here, we fly to Johannesburg, taking up stay once again at the iconic D’Oreale Grande Hotel.
Today we fly to Nairobi, Kenya, where we will be greeted with a welcome reception. The Kenyan Boys Choir will be providing you with a very special, private performance, before we move to the renowned Eka Hotel to stay the night.
Leaving Nairobi you travel to Amboseli National Park in Tanzania. This park has perhaps one of the most iconic backdrops on earth: The immense Mt. Kilimanjaro. We will then set off on another game trip, showing you the full picture of the beautiful scenery on offer. We go back to our accommodation for the night, Ol Tukai Lodge, where a lovely meal will be waiting.
The whole morning is spent driving through Amboseli, where you may be lucky to see a family of elephants travelling across the plains. We stop for lunch at a traditional Maasai village, learning about the diverse culture and lifestyle of these iconic people. Afterwards, we return to the aptly named Observation Hill, soaking in the sunset with sundowner drinks in hand, as it fades over Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Lunch today is at the River House Shanga in Arusha, one of the most revered resorts on earth. We travel around the area, visiting the Shanga workshops, which provide vital services to the disadvantaged in the region. We then travel to the Oledeani Ngorongoro Mountain Lodge, where we sit back and enjoy the views of the world famous Ngorongoro Crater.
We descend into the enormous Ngorongoro Crater today, taking in the incredible scenery and looking out for more of Africa’s famed wildlife. The whole day will be devoted to safari driving, before returning to the lodge for a well earned rest.
A visit to the local village of Mto wa Mbu in the morning, walking around and taking in the atmosphere of the culture of this significant region. We will have lunch at a local restaurant, trying the regional delicacy Nyama Choma – a type of grilled meat. From hereon, we venture to Lake Manyara National Park, where you will have the choice to visit a local school, or enjoy another game drive. We conclude with well deserved sundowner drinks at sunset.
You are in for a real treat, as today we visit one of the most important paleoanthropological sites on earth: Olduvai Gorge, better known as the cradle of mankind. We will be joined by a local expert, who will explain to you the significance of the area for human studies. We travel the rest of the Serengeti Plains for yet another game drive, before resting at our mobile campsite for the night. Relax and watch the stars roll past with a relaxing sundowner beverage.
Explore the rest of Serengeti National Park, observing one of the more active ecosystems on the planet. Enjoy a traditional safari breakfast, before venturing out into the wilderness once more. The night will end with a special, starlit dinner amongst the untamed scenery of this beautiful location.
Say goodbye to Serengeti National Park and Tanzania, and say hello to Kenya and the enormous Maasai Mara. Private aircraft will take you to this world famous destination, home to one of the largest collection of Africa’s big five animals. We will make camp amongst the incredible scenery, which is located on the banks of the Mara River. Soak in the often vibrant sunsets of the Maasai Mara as it scrolls across the rolling grasslands of the area.
You will join a safari tour through the Maasai Mara, observing the wildlife in its abundance. There is also the option for a balloon safari tour, however this is not included in the package and must be pre-booked. After lunch, you are free to explore this magical area. There will be another game drive organised for those who want to dive into the wilderness once more, before we rest with sundowner drinks.
Today you will be left to our own devices, posing another chance to explore this incredible landscape before we head off to Nairobi the next day. Relax, kick back, and wait for what will be one of the best meals you’ve ever had when we prepare a traditional Kenyan banquet for dinner.
Leave Maasai Mara for Nairobi this morning, when on arrival we will check into the remarkable Hemingways Hotel. We will have a very special lunch, before leaving you to enjoy the busy life of Kenya’s capital city. There will also be an option to visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, which must be pre-booked and at your own expense – but don’t let that stop you! It’s definitely a must see.
All good things must come to an end. We will have one final breakfast as a group at the Hemingways Hotel, before transferring you to the airport for your onward flight back home.