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Grand African Safari

From Cape Town to Johannesburg, our 24 day tour takes you on a journey to Table Mountain, Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls and the Masai Mara.

24 Day
From (AUD)
$ 19,825
  • 2017 Cape Town > Johannesburg

    Essential Africa

    Close your eyes and think of Africa and you’re likely to picture one of the iconic attractions in this itinerary. After all, this journey was designed to introduce you to Africa’s true essence.

    The wonder of it all is that the Africa you imagine does in fact exist. In so many ways, Africa is just as you’d always dreamed it would be. It’s a place with vast herds of elephants and antelope, where lions roam the plains, and cheetahs chase down their prey with spectacular speed. It’s a place with many monumental wonders, Cape Town’s Table Mountain, and Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, to pick out just two. It’s a world that encompasses all the splendour of Kenya’s highest mountain peaks and Tanzania’s great rolling grasslands. And best of all, it’s not only accessible, it’s available right here in one complete, convenient and wondrous package.

    Tour Code:

    SZK

    Duration:

    24 Days

    Departure City:

    Cape Town

    Return City:

    Johannesburg

  • 24 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Cape Town
      Highlights:
      Welcome reception

      Welcome to Cape Town. Your journey into wonder begins with a three night Special Stay.

    • Day 2 - Cape Town
      Highlights:
      Table Mountain gondola

      Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for stunning 360 degree views.

      Freechoice

      Treat yourself to South Africa’s finest vintages with a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit Robben Island, take a township tour, a whale watching cruise (seasonal) or Harley Davidson ride.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Cape Town
      Highlights:
      Cape Point, Penguin colony

      Journey along the Atlantic coastline to Cape Point, stop at the Cape of Good Hope, then visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 4 - Cape Town > Kruger National Park
      Highlights:
      Flight to Johannesburg Thornybush

      Today you arrive at Kruger National Park, home to Africa’s ‘Big Five’, where you’ll enjoy a three night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park):
      Highlights:
      Thornybush Game Reserve

      Specially adapted Land Rovers are able to game drive without restriction, even off-road to track the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

      Enrich

      Dine in the bush under a starlit sky with the sounds of African wildlife close by.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
      Highlights:
      Game drives, Scenic Freechoice

      Today, you’ll get to encounter more of Africa’s wildlife on your morning and evening game drives.

      Freechoice

      Choose a walking safari with your game ranger, or simply enjoy a relaxing foot massage. It’s up to you.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Panorama Route > Johannesburg
      Highlights:
      Blyde River Canyon

      Travel the magnificent Panorama Route en route to Johannesburg and see the Blyde River Canyon – the third deepest in the world. Tonight, you’ll stay at the stylish hotel in Johannesburg.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 8 - Johannesburg > Victoria Falls
      Highlights:
      Victoria Falls National Park; Sundowners cruise

      Board your flight to Victoria Falls and witness the world’s largest sheet of falling water which plunges over 100 metres in a dramatic cascade. Check into the colonial hotel for your three night Special Stay. Tonight’s outdoor dinner features a mesmerising display of traditional dancing.

      Sundowners

      Be treated to a special Sundowners cruise down the Zambezi River and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks, drink in hand, just upstream from Victoria Falls.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Chobe National Park
      Highlights:
      River cruise and game drive

      Large concentrations of big game call Chobe National Park home. Enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River, home to vast herds of elephants and buffalo as well as a game drive along the shoreline.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 10 - Victoria Falls
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Meet the people
      Enrich

      Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain unique insights into traditional tribal life, including a home hosted lunch and elephant interaction.

      Witness the power of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side. Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone Restaurant to complete your day.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Victoria Falls > Johannesburg
      Highlights:
      Flight to Johannesburg

      Helicopter flight - This morning enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls for magnificent panoramic views. Enquire for details – additional expense, please book on tour.

      Return to Johannesburg and transfer to your elegant hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Johannesburg > Nairobi
      Highlights:
      Flight to Nairobi

      Today, board your morning flight to Nairobi where you’ll stay overnight.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Nairobi > Tarangire National Park
      Highlights:
      Great Rift Valley, Game drive; Enrich - Tribal dance

      Journey into magical Tanzania and stay overnight at your luxurious lodge in the Tarangire National Park.

      Enrich

      Enjoy an absorbing traditional dance by a local tribe within the lodge grounds.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Tarangire National Park > Ngorongoro
      Highlights:
      Game drive

      Take an early morning game drive in search of Tarangire’s famous tree-climbing lions. Later travel onto the Ngorongoro Crater, known as ‘Africa’s Eden’. You’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay at your lodge, on the crater’s rim.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Ngorongoro Crater
      Highlights:
      Game drive

      Witness a spectacular sunrise over the crater before taking an extended game drive along the crater floor. The area is reputed to contain the largest number of predators in all of Africa

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Ngorongoro Crater > Amboseli National Reserve
      Highlights:
      Mount Kilimanjaro, Game drive

      Enjoy marvellous views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world, as massive herds of elephants migrate across the dry plains of Amboseli National Reserve. On your game drives today and tomorrow, cheetahs and lions can often be seen stalking the plains. Your lodge, home for two nights, sits beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Amboseli National Reserve
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Maasai village visit
      Enrich

      Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture and their close association with the wild animals.

      Freechoice

      Today, enjoy a guided nature walk around the lodge perimeter. Alternatively, enjoy a soothing massage.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Amboseli National Reserve > Lake Nakuru National Park

      The shallow alkaline lake near the town of Nakuru is home to vast bird populations, including flamingoes. You’ll enjoy a two night stay at your lodge, overlooking the lake.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Lake Nakuru National Park
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Lake Nakuru Baby Orphanage
      Enrich

      Visit the Lake Nakuru Baby Orphanage centre, established by an Australian family, and draw a little closer to Africa and its wonderful people.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Masai Mara Reserve
      Highlights:
      The Great Migration (Jul-Sept)

      The Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals. The spectacular Great Migration from July to September attracts over 1.5 million wildebeest, zebra and impala. You’ll check in for a three night stay inside the reserve.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Masai Mara Reserve
      Highlights:
      Game drives

      Game drives through the Masai Mara encompass all types of animals, from lions, cheetahs, and leopards, to vast herds of zebras and antelopes.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Masai Mara Reserve
      Highlights:
      Freechoice

      Hot air balloon - Experiencing the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon is a once-in-a-lifetime moment. See page 88 for details. (Additional expense, please book on tour.)

      Freechoice

      Join your Maasai guide for a walk in the savannah of the northern Masai Mara. Alternatively, join an African cooking class.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Masai Mara > Johannesburg
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Bush breakfast, Flight over the Masai Mara

      Enjoy an exclusive farewell bush breakfast out on the open plains of the Masai Mara amongst the wildlife.

      Board your light aircraft for a scenic flight over the reserve to Nairobi, then connect to your flight to Johannesburg.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 24 - Johannesburg
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Transfer to Johannesburg Airport for your onward or home bound flight.

      Meals included: Breakfast