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Great Game Parks of Africa

See the ‘Big Five’ on this epic 21 day tour from Cape Town to Nairobi. Enjoy game drives through the most iconic reserves including Thornybush Game Reserve.

21 Day
From (AUD)
$ 19,535
  • 2018 Cape Town > Nairobi

    The other ‘Big Five’

    Treat yourself to a wondrous tour of Africa’s finest game reserves – Chobe, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti.

    By any measure, this is a tour made in safari heaven. Each of these esteemed wildlife sanctuaries is rightfully regarded as among the continent’s finest – as you’ll know if you’ve ever heard adventurers boast of their safari exploits. You’ll have the opportunity to experience them all – a privilege afforded to few. You’ll also enjoy the unique opportunity to spot the ‘Big Five’ – lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo – in each of these magnificent locations. Of course, there is so much more to discover and an in-depth tour of these reserves will give you the chance to truly immerse yourself in all the other fascinating wildlife as well. You’ll soon discover that in Africa wonder runs very deep indeed.

    Tour Code:



    21 Days

    Departure City:

    Cape Town

    Return City:


  • 21 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Cape Town
      Welcome reception

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

    • Day 2 - Cape Town
      Table Mountain gondola, Freechoice

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


      Taste South Africa’s finest vintages on a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit Robben Island, take
      a township tour, or Harley Davidson ride.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Cape Town
      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 > Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
      Flight to Thornybush

      Fly to Hoedspruit and transfer to Thornybush Private Game Lodge, adjacent to Kruger National Park and 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)
      Game drives; Enrich - Dine in the bush

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


      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)
      Game drives

      Today, you’ll get to 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
      Blyde River Canyon

      Travel the magnificent Panorama Route en route to Johannesburg and see the Blyde River Canyon, the third deepest in the world. Enjoy an overnight stay in Johannesburg.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 8 - Johannesburg > Victoria Falls
      Victoria Falls Sundowners cruise

      Fly to Victoria Falls for your three night Special Stay. Witness the world’s largest sheet of falling water which plunges over 100 metres in a dramatic cascade. Your outdoor dinner features a mesmerising display of traditional dancing.


      Be treated to a special 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
      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
      Enrich - Meet the people

      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. Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone Restaurant to complete your day.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Victoria Falls > Johannesburg
      Flight to Johannesburg

      Helicopter flight - This morning enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls for magnificent panoramic views. (Additional cost, please book on tour.)

      Return to Johannesburg and transfer to your elegant hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Johannesburg > Nairobi
      Flight to Nairobi

      Fly to Nairobi and transfer to your hotel for your overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Nairobi > Lake Manyara National Park

      Visit the Giraffe Centre to hand-feed the endangered Rothschild giraffes, then enter the home of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. Fly to Kilimanjaro for heavenly views of the mountain. Your first taste of Tanzania is from your lodge, your home for the next two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Lake Manyara National Park

      Immerse yourself in the beauty of the park, which is set at the base of the 600 metre high Rift Valley escarpment. Lake Manyara is home to over 400 bird species, as well as the ‘tree climbing’ lions the park is famous for.


      Visit a local community in Lake Manyara’s countryside where you’ll get to enjoy unique cultural activities and learn about Tanzanian culture.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Lake Manyara > Ngorongoro Crater

      Journey to the Ngorongoro conservation area and enjoy a welcome lunch at your lodge, home for the next two nights. Later, enjoy a guided walk along the crater rim accompanied by experienced Lemala guides.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Ngorongoro Crater

      Descend to the crater floor on your extended game drive in one of Africa’s most famous conservation areas. The overwhelming physical beauty of the area, along with the abundance of wildlife, is sure to make this a very special day.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Ngorongoro > Serengeti National Park

      Step back in time this morning with a visit to Olduvai Gorge, site of major archaeological findings, including traces of pre-historic man which date back 3.5 million years. Later, enter the Serengeti National Park with its vast central plains, made fertile by the ashes of the nearby highlands. Check into your authentic safari camp for the next three nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Serengeti National Park

      The Seronera Valley is renowned for its year-round game viewing due to its abundance of water, as well as its large population of resident cats. Enjoy morning and evening game drives through this incredible landscape in your specially adapted safari Land Cruiser.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Serengeti National Park

      Hot air balloon - Experiencing the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon is a truly once-in-a-lifetime moment. Enquire for details – additional expense, please book on tour

      Today, you’ll also have the chance for more big game encounters on morning and evening game drives.


      Enjoy a celebratory toast at Mukoma Hills, with magnificent sunset views.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Serengeti > Nairobi

      Experience the Serengeti and surrounds from the air en route to Nairobi for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 21 - Nairobi

      Transfer to Nairobi Airport with wonderful memories.

      Note: Days 12-21 are not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 3 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 4 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 2 Sundowners events
    • 3 memorable Special Stays
    • 47 meals – 20 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 15 dinners