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Southern Africa Discovery & East Africa by Air

Discover the incredible vistas and beauty of East and South Africa on a 21 day aerial tour, starting from pretty Cape Town to captivating Nairobi.

21 Day
From (AUD)
$ 21,220
  • 2017 Cape Town > Nairobi

    A bird’s-eye view of wonder

    If you find yourself having to cram your wondrous African journey into a limited time frame, here’s an itinerary that will help you make the most of your time and provide a truly unique vantage point.

    More time in the air also means more time in the game reserves. Make the most of your holiday and enjoy stunning aerial views of Africa while flying from destination to destination, from one wonder to the next. On this itinerary, you can look forward to the same incredible game drives, and extraordinary lodges. That, after all, is what you journey all the way to East Africa to experience. However, in between you’ll get to delight in more aerial splendour as you glide over vast equatorial forests, the scarps and volcanoes of the region’s renowned Rift Valley, searing deserts, rolling savannahs and more.

    Tour Code:

    SZKF

    Duration:

    21 Days

    Departure City:

    Cape Town

    Return City:

    Nairobi

  • 21 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 - Amboseli National Reserve

      In the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro lies Amboseli National Reserve. On your game drives, look out for massive herds of elephants migrating across the plains. Your home for the next two nights, is situated beside a major elephant trail with magnificent views of stunning Mount Kilimanjaro.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Amboseli National Reserve
      Enrich

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

      After lunch, enjoy a guided bush walk then an evening game drive to witness predators on the move. This area is well known for cheetahs too and the chances of seeing a chase are very good.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Masai Mara National Reserve

      Witness the greatest wildlife spectacle on Earth, the Great Migration, from the air on your flight to the Masai Mara. Later, settle into your elegant camp for a three night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Masai Mara National Reserve

      Enjoy extended game drives in this vast natural wonderland, where you may witness hyenas, wild dogs and lions following migrating herds of wildebeest, impala and zebra. You’ll also very likely enjoy splendid sightings of elephant and giraffe herds, as well as leopards and cheetahs.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Masai Mara National Reserve

      air balloon - Experiencing the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon is a once-in-a-lifetime moment. From US$360-485 per person, additional expense, please book on tour. Enquire for details.

      Witness more magic moments on extended game drives to different areas of the reserves, along with wildlife lectures at your lodge.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Ngorongoro Crater
      Enrich

      You’ll hear the sounds of the wild over a bush breakfast out in the reserve, freshly prepared by your lodge chefs. Savour the moment, for such pleasures are rare.

      Fly to Manyara airstrip in Tanzania then journey to your stately lodge at Ngorongoro, reminiscent
      of a Cape Dutch-style farm stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Ngorongoro Crater National Park

      Witness a spectacular sunrise over the area known as ‘Africa’s Eden’ 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 20 - Ngorongoro Crater > Nairobi

      Journey out of the crater region to Lake Manyara and fly over the escarpment to Nairobi where you’ll enjoy a luxurious overnight stay. Later, compare sightings over a farewell meal with your fellow travellers, and reminisce over all the landmark moments of your unforgettable adventure.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Nairobi

      Enjoy a relaxing morning before transferring to the airport for your homebound flight.

      East Africa by Air (10 day Nairobi-Nairobi)  - itinerary is not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director. Guests will be accompanied by Scenic Representatives to and from flights between lodges.

      Meals included: Breakfast