23 Days - Departs daily
If you're looking for the ultimate adventure combining South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania, this 23-day itinerary will exceed your expectations of this grand continent. Discover the myriad of wildlife species in Kruger National Park, Chobe National Park, and the amazing migration in the Masai Mara and the Serengeti. Witness breathtaking scenery in Cape Town and Victoria Falls before ending your trip in the Ngorongoro Crater in search for lions, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard.
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- Experience the magnificent Victoria Falls on a guided tour of the Falls and a Sunset Cruise
- Visit Kruger National Park and Chobe National Park and spot the Big Five
- Explore Okavango Delta; a wetland paradise that supports a great variety of wildlife
- Enjoy a winelands tour in Cape Town
- Witness the incredible migration of thousands upon thousands of animals in the Serengeti and Masai Mara (depending on the season you travel)
- Relax before your African safari adventure with a 6 day stay in Zanzibar and Stone Town.
- Don't miss an incredible Gorilla Trekking experience in Uganda and Rwanda!
- Skip the long drive from Tanzania to Kenya and fly between the Masai Mara and Serengeti
- Add on a few nights and visit the Amboseli National Park which offers great game viewing and spectacular views of Africa’s highest peak, the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro.
- Extend your trip and discover the rugged Atlantic Coast of South Africa
Arrive in Tanzania
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred approximately 1 hour to your hotel in Arusha.
Drive to the Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast depart Arusha for Lake Manyara, passing through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. Apart from it's abundant birdlife, Lake Manyara National Park is also famous for its tree-climbing lions. Enjoy a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park with a picnic lunch.
Later this afternoon continue on to your lodge nearby the Ngorongoro Crater, climbing up the great rift valley and passing the town of Karatu which is surrounded by farmland and has a view of the backwall of the crater. The 2000ft deep Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact caldera in the world with an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor.
Lunch and Dinner included.
Ngorongoro Crater Safari
A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the World’s largest natural wildlife arena. After breakfast, you descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. A truly unique wildlife experience. Return to the lodge in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight.
Drive to the Serengeti
Depart this morning for Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch. Stop enroute at Olduvai Gorge which is the site of archaeological findings where traces of pre-historic man dating back to 3.5 million years ago have been discovered. Here you can visit the on-site museum and witness a panoramic view of the historical excavation site. Continue on to the vast plains of the Serengeti, where you begin spotting wildlife as you approach the entrance gate. Complete the formalities and enter the park where you will enjoy an afternoon game drive en route to your camp, arriving for dinner.
The Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest's trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant's gazelle. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowl the southeastern plains. There is more to Serengeti than large mammals. There are over 500 species of birds, and your guide will also introduce you to the small five'.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Today you will enjoy a full day of game drives in the majestic Serengeti. As far as the eye can see, thousands upon thousands of animals in herds, wildebeests and zebras migrating together, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the powerful African elephant and the most respected group of animals: the predators. You will be able to spot lean cheetahs and shy leopards, foraging hyenas, and last but not least, the king himself; the lion. The Serengeti is also home to almost 500 different bird species, including; vultures, storks, flamingos, martial and fish eagles and ostriches.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Serengeti to Masai Mara
After breakfast you will depart for Kenya with a packed lunch, game viewing through the Serengeti as you exit the park. Once at the Isebania border you will clear immigration to enter Kenya and change to a Kenyan vehicle & guide for the onward drive to the Masai Mara. Once you enter the Masai Mara you will have the chance to spot game as you drive to your camp, arriving in the late afternoon to rest before dinner. The entire journey should take approximately 7-8 hours.
Enjoy a full day of game drives in the Masai Mara to search for the myriad species of game that make this reserve their home. Rise early for a dawn game drive, returning to the camp in time for breakfast. Or perhaps to the Mara River or the Musiara Marsh on half day with picnic breakfast. Return to the camp in time for lunch, followed by a rest in the shaded tent or relax on the veranda of your tent, watching the game go by. Later head out on an afternoon game drive returning to camp to enjoy a sundowner around the campfire, exchanging stories of the day with the other guests. Dinner by candlelight completes the day, after which an askari will guide you to your tent.
Lunch and Dinner included.
Drive to Nairobi
Following breakfast depart the Masai Mara and head across acres of rolling wheat and barley farms to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. From here cross the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, whilst keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle, before heading up the rift escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners during World War II. Arrive into Kenya’s bustling capital in the early afternoon where you will be dropped off at your hotel to spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Centre Visit
At approx 10h00 depart to Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage situated on the outskirts of Nairobi (approximately 45 minutes drive). The Sanctuary is run by Daphne Sheldrick and is set in the grounds of her house. Here, you will see the orphaned animals and meet the people who handle and care for these animals. It’s an interesting excursion and the team who run the orphanage are always willing to spend time answering any questions guests have to ask. Visiting times are limited to approximately one hour and are between 11h00 and 12h00 daily.
From here, proceed to the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden for lunch (set menu). The Historic Swedo House at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, Ltd. was the original hunting lodge/farm house which was built around 1906 to 1908. It is located approx a half mile from the Karen Blixen museum. The historic Grogan/MacMillan Manor House was moved brick by brick from downtown Nairobi to the Coffee Garden in 2008 to save it from destruction. It is the site of the original farmhouse of the property, which now is near the Karen Blixen Museum (of “Out of Africa”). The Coffee Garden sits on 5 ½ acres of land with large hundred year old trees and a beautiful garden with hundreds of different varieties of blooming flowers, and a large population of birds.
Following lunch, head to the nearby Karen Blixen Museum. Once owned by Danish Author Karen and her Swedish Husband, Baron Bror, and based at the foot of the Ngong Hills, the farm house gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s an autobiography by the same title.
Your final stop will be at the Giraffe Centre, where the endangered Rothschild giraffe lives in peace. With an elevated viewing/feeding platform, you can get up close and personal with these gentle giants. Arrive back at your hotel in the late afternoon.
Breakfast and Lunch included.
At the scheduled time today you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Nairobi Airport for your departing flight.
Arrive in Victoria Falls
On arrival into Victoria Falls Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Words frequently fail to capture the grandeur of Victoria Falls, located on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Spanning nearly two kilometres and dropping about 108 metres, this UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site is the largest waterfall in the world—thanks to the sheer volume of water cascading over its crags every minute.
Victoria Falls Tour
Today you will be collected from your hotel for your 2-hour guided tour of Victoria Falls. Throughout your tour, you will be accompanied by a guide who will be sure to point out all of the interesting flora, fauna, bird and wildlife as well as an interesting history of the falls. You will be provided with a raincoat when necessary and at the end of the tour you will be taken back to your hotel.
Zambezi Sundowner Cruise
This evening you will enjoy a 2-hour sunset cruise on the Zambezi River which is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the river. Known as the fourth longest river in Africa, the Zambezi River also offers opportunities for activities such as kayaking, canoe trips, river cruises and daily floats on both the Zimbabwe and Zambian sides. Throughout your cruise you will have the opportunity to see a variety of game including hippo, crocodile, elephant and sometimes even rhino as well as a range of bird species. Included in your cruise are finger snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks.
Depart for Chobe
At the scheduled time this morning you will be met at your hotel in Victoria Falls and transferred through the Botswana border (ensure you have your passport ready) and on to your safari camp at Chobe National Park.
Famed for its enormous herds of elephant and buffalo, Chobe is a diverse and wildlife rich National Park within easy reach of the mighty Victoria Falls. The river and woodland that line its banks are undoubtedly the biggest draw with animals dependent on the permanent water, lions and crocodiles are not unaware of this, and wait in anticipation of their next meal.
3 Day Chobe Lodge Stay
Chobe is not just a great introduction to Botswana. It also makes a rewarding repeat journey once you’ve ticked off the big stuff. It’s a place to search for the rare sable antelope, to spot that gem from the birders’ bucket list and to explore the remoter corners.
Today you will arrive at your Chobe lodge where you will get settled in to your accommodation and, if time permitting, you will have the opportunity to head out on an afternoon game activity. If not, you will simple have time to relax and enjoy the grounds of the lodge.
Lunch and Dinner included.
Today you will have the opportunity to head out on two activities, one in the early morning and one in the late afternoon. Lodges have a range of activities on offer including game drives, boat cruises on the Chobe River, cycling and village visits.
Chobe will leave you feeling tiny as giant elephant bulls stroll up next to your vehicle or snorkel alongside your boat. It will make you feel lost as hundreds of hippos and buffaloes crowd you out on the floodplains. It will put your heart in your throat as prides of lions stalk antelopes by the water’s edge, and it will leave you alone with your thoughts while the classic red sunsets melt over the river to a soundtrack of whistling fish eagles.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
After breakfast you will be transferred back through the park to Kasane airport for your onward flight.
At the appropriate time today you will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport.
Flight to Okavango Delta
At the scheduled time today you will take the light aircraft flight from Kasane Airport to your camp's local airstrip in the Okavango Delta.
3 Day Okavango Delta Stay
The Okavango Delta is an astonishing sight and one of the most magical places on the Planet. A mind-boggling 15,000 square kilometres of palm-fringed islands, thick woodland, intricate waterways, all resplendent with lavish vegetation and rich in wildlife. It is the largest intact inland delta in the world and one which will remain in your heart and soul forever.
On arrival into the local airstrip you will be met by a camp guide and transferred to your camp to get settled into your room. Depending on your arrival time, you may have the opportunity to head out on an afternoon game viewing activity before returning to the camp for a delicious dinner.
Enjoy a full day on safari in the heart of the Okavango Delta.
The camps in this area offer variety of activities to choose from and usually you will join one morning and one afternoon activity. The delta’s watery heart is best discovered by mokoro through shallow channels and floodplains, as well as crossing the islands on foot.
The Okavango has many faces, which change throughout the year, prompted by that most unpredictable diva of all: the weather. Water levels rise and drop, expanding and shrinking islands, while animals move where the life is easiest and the grass greenest. In a few days, a sandy road driven by vehicle can become a waterway of unknowable depth, prompting a safari by boat instead.
Where and when you stay in the Okavango Delta will hugely influence what you do in the bush each day, the animals you’re most likely to see and finally, the safari experience you’ll have.Depending on your camp, activities can also offer fishing, game drives, boat safaris, village visits. Please check with us on all activities included in your chosen camp.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Depending on your departure time, you may have the opportunity to head out on one final morning game viewing activity before breakfast at the camp and a transfer back to the local airstrip.
Fly to Cape Town
Arrive in Cape Town
On arrival into Cape Town Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Cape Town's most distinctive feature is its stunning setting: it lies on a dramatic coastline of pristine white beaches and ice waters, overlooked by the iconic flat-topped Table Mountain. Its attractions cover the natural world and the country's fascinating history in equal measure.
The tour commences with a pick up at your hotel between approximately 8.00am and 8:30am. Few places in the world possess the beauty and style of the historic and culturally vibrant city of Cape Town and today you will explore its historical beginnings to the colourful and vibrant melting pot it is today. The city shelters beneath the majestic backdrop of Table Mountain, which is flanked by the landmarks of Devils Peak, Lions Head and Signal Hill.
Every visit to Cape Town should commence with a journey to Table Mountain as the breathtaking views across the region are a superb way to familiarise yourself with your new surroundings. You will have the opportunity to take an optional cable car to the summit (cable car fee not included) before we return to the city and explore sights such as the impressive Company Gardens, the S. A. Museum, the Castle of Good Hope, Greenmarket Square and the picturesque Bo-Kaap district.
Cape Point & Peninsula Tour
The tour commences with a pick up at your hotel between approximately 8:00am and 8:30am. Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, stopping at a Llandudno look-out point before continuing to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountain views and beach. On through Chapman's Peak, one of the world's most breathtaking coastal drives, to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve, which has magnificent fynbos vegetation, birdlife, endemic antelope species and zebra, historic lighthouses and shipwrecks. Cape Point is perceived to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
After lunch at a nearby restaurant (not included in cost), go on to historic Simon's Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Boulders Penguin Colony is home to a growing colony of the vulnerable African Penguin. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat and there is also a new information centre.
You then make your way to visit the well-known Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The Garden is one of eight National Botanical Gardens covering five of South Africa's six different biomes. When Kirstenbosch, the most famous of the gardens, was founded in 1913 to preserve the country's unique flora, it was the first botanical garden in the world with this ethos. The garden is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape Flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. You will be returned to your hotel at approximately 17:30.
Winelands Day Tour
Whether you're a wine connoisseur or a lover of natural beauty you'll be sure to enjoy today's tour into the heart of the Cape Winelands. This delightful drive takes you through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads and of course allows time to try the local produce.
The tour commences with a pick up at your hotel at approximately 08:30. Our first stop is the town of Stellenbosch, the centre of the South Africa's wine industry. The city boasts great beauty and culture that is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, we are truly spoilt for choice when we enjoy our first wine tasting of the day at the Waterford Estate or similar.
Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the picturesque town of Franschhoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. We enjoy a wine tasting before taking time to enjoy the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of its many award winning restaurants (lunch not included). After lunch we continue onward to Paarl, one of the Cape's first farming districts. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name. Time permitting we enjoy another wine tasting before returning to Cape Town in the late afternoon.
Depart Cape Town
At the scheduled time this morning our representative will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Cape Town Airport for your departure flight.
Transfer to Game Lodge
Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by our representative who will transfer you into the game reserve and on to your safari lodge.
4 Day Kruger Lodge Stay
Upon arrival at your camp you will be greeted by the friendly staff who will show you to your room. Take some time to settle in and, depending on your arrival time, you may have the chance to head out on your first game drive this afternoon before returning to camp for a delicious dinner.
During your stay you will have the opportunity to enjoy twice daily game drives, sundowner sessions and secret viewing spots. Each full day you will head out on early morning and late afternoon game drives with your experienced, knowledgeable guide, searching for the fascinating and beautiful wildlife that are lucky enough to call this beautiful part of the world home. Each drive is about 3-4 hours long.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Enjoy a final early morning game drive before breakfast at the camp and check out.
At the scheduled time today you will be collected from your safari lodge by our representative and transferred back to the airport for your departing flight.
Arusha, Tanzania - Rivertrees Country Inn
Ngorongoro, Tanzania - Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
Serengeti NP, Tanzania - Serengeti Osupuko Camp
Masai Mara, Kenya - Basecamp Masai Mara
Nairobi, Kenya - Eka Hotel
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Phezulu Lodge
Chobe National Park, Botswana - Chobe Bush Lodge
Okavango Delta, Botswana - Sango Safari Camp
Cape Town, South Africa - Protea Hotel Sea Point
Kruger, South Africa - Chacma Bush Camp
Arusha, Tanzania - Lake Duluti Lodge
Ngorongoro, Tanzania - The Retreat at Ngorongoro
Serengeti NP, Tanzania - Kubu Kubu Tented Camp
Masai Mara, Kenya - Tipilikwani Tented Camp
Nairobi, Kenya - Sarova Stanley Hotel
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Ilala Lodge
Chobe National Park, Botswana - Muchenje Safari Lodge
Okavango Delta, Botswana - Khwai Lediba
Cape Town, South Africa - The Portswood Hotel
Kruger, South Africa - Garonga Safari Camp
Arusha, Tanzania - Arusha Coffee Lodge
Ngorongoro, Tanzania - The Manor at Ngorongoro
Serengeti NP, Tanzania - Serengeti Pioneer Camp
Masai Mara, Kenya - Sand River Mara
Nairobi, Kenya - Hemingways Nairobi
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel
Chobe National Park, Botswana - Ngoma Safari Lodge
Okavango Delta, Botswana - Gomoti Plains Camp
Cape Town, South Africa - Cape Grace Hotel
Kruger, South Africa - Little Garonga Safari Lodge
- Internal airfares starting in Arusha and ending in Johannesburg
- Accommodation with private facilities
- Hotel taxes
- Entrance fees
- English speaking guided tours
- Meals as specified
What’s not included?
- International airfares
- Arrival/departure taxes or reciprocity fees, visa fees where applicable
- Optional activities
- Travel insurance
- Any items not mentioned as included
**Please note that prices are only rough estimates as seasonal pricing can vary greatly in Africa. For exact costing please contact one of our sales team.