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Grand African Safari

23 Day
From (AUD)
$ 22,395
  • 2019/2020 Cape Town > Nairobi

    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 of your imagination 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 encompasses all the splendour of Kenya’s highest mountain peaks and Tanzania’s great rolling grasslands. And best of all, it’s available right here in one complete, convenient and wondrous journey.

    Tour Code:

    SZK

    Duration:

    23 Days

    Departure City:

    Cape Town

    Return City:

    Nairobi

  • 23 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Cape Town
      Highlights:
      Welcome dinner

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

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Cape Town
      Highlights:
      Table Mountain gondola, Scenic Freechoice

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

      Freechoice

      Sample South Africa’s finest vintages with a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit Robben Island, take a township tour, or a Harley DavidsonTM ride.

      Meals included: Breakfast

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

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 4 - Cape Town > Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
      Highlights:
      Flight to Thornybush, Scenic Sundowners

      Fly to Hoedspruit and transfer to your game lodge, adjacent to Kruger National Park, where you’ll enjoy a three night Special Stay. Set off on your first game drive this afternoon.

      Sundowners

      At the end of your game drive, partake in one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions – Sundowner drinks.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
      Highlights:
      Game drives, Scenic Enrich – Dine in the bush

      Specially adapted Land Rovers are able 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

      Encounter more of Africa’s wildlife on your morning and evening game drives. There is an opportunity for a walking safari with your game ranger.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

      Travel the Panorama Route en route to Johannesburg and see the Blyde River Canyon – the third deepest in the world. Stay at your stylish hotel for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

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

      Fly to Victoria Falls and marvel at the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Enjoy a three night Special Stay.

      Sundowners

      Be treated to a special Sundowners cruise down the Zambezi River and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

      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:
      Scenic Enrich – Meet the people
      Enrich

      Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain unique insights into traditional tribal life. Get up close and personal during your visit to an elephant sanctuary.

      Witness the power of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side. Later, enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone restaurant to complete your day.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

      Helicopter flight - Enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. Enquire for details – additional expense, please book on tour.

      Fly to Nairobi where you’ll stay overnight.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 12 - Nairobi > Tarangire National Park
      Highlights:
      Drive to Tarangire N. P.

      Drive to magical Tanzania and spend two nights at your luxurious lodge in Tarangire National Park.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Tarangire National Park

      Take an early morning game drive in search of Tarangire’s famous tree-climbing lions.

      Enrich

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Tarangire National Park > Ngorongoro Crater
      Highlights:
      Enrich; Traditional Dance

      Travel to Ngorongoro Crater, ‘Africa’s Eden’, for a two night stay at your lodge, on the crater’s rim.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Ngorongoro Crater
      Highlights:
      Game drive

      Witness sunrise over the crater before an extended game drive along the crater floor, reputed to contain the largest number of predators.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

      Gaze at Mount Kilimanjaro, as you travel across the dry plains of Amboseli National Reserve. Your lodge, your 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:
      Scenic Sundowners

      Go in search of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives.

      Sundowners

      Climb to the top of Observation Hill and gaze at the sunset views over Amboseli National Reserve, drink in hand.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Amboseli National Reserve > Lake Nakuru National Park
      Highlights:
      Game viewing

      Journey north into the heart of Kenya to Lake Nakuru for a two night stay at your lodge, overlooking the lake.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Lake Nakuru National Park
      Highlights:
      Game drive, Scenic Enrich – Orphanage

      The shallow alkaline lake near the town of Nakuru is home to vast bird populations.

      Enrich

      Visit the Lake Nakuru 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

      The Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals. Enjoy a three night stay inside the reserve.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Masai Mara Reserve

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

      Enrich

      Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Masai Mara Reserve
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice

      Hot air balloon flight - Experience the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon. Enquire for details – additional expense, please book on tour.

      Freechoice

      Join your Maasai guide for a walking safari or join an African cooking class.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

      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 where it’s time to say farewell to the magic of Africa. Please book flight to depart after 4pm.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    5-star luxury inclusions
    • The intimacy of small group touring with an average of 30 guests
    • 6 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
    • 3 Scenic Sundowners events
    • Your choice of 6 Scenic Freechoice activities
    • 3 memorable Scenic Special Stays
    • Private concession game reserves
    • 55 meals – 22 breakfasts (B), 16 lunches (L) and 17 dinners (D)
    • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local and safari guides
    • All internal flights
    • Return airport transfers
    • All tipping and gratuities