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Ultimate African Expedition

31 Day
From (AUD)
$ 25,445
  • 2019 Cape Town > Nairobi

    A tapestry of landmark moments

    Africa is larger than your imagination can even conceive – and not simply large in size, but also in the splendour of its icons, and the magnificence of its landscapes.

    In exploring Southern and East Africa on this journey, you’ll encounter many of its most awe-inspiring landmarks. View the sublime Table Mountain, even more spectacular if you’re fortunate enough to see it when clouds are draping gently over it. Marvel at breathtaking Victoria Falls, where white rapids plunge a hundred metres into the waters below. Explore the continent’s greatest national parks – Kruger, Chobe, the Masai Mara and Amboseli – and visit tribal villages where you’ll meet people and cultures pivotal to the region and its history.

    Tour Code:

    SZKG

    Duration:

    31 Days

    Departure City:

    Cape Town

    Return City:

    Nairobi

  • 31 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Cape Town
      Highlights:
      Welcome dinner

      Welcome to wonderful Cape Town. Enjoy an exclusive three night Special Stay at your hotel, with spectacular views of the waterfront and Table Mountain. Tonight, meet your Tour Director for a welcome drink and dinner.

      Meals included: Dinner

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

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

      Freechoice

      Sample South Africa’s finest vintages on a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit history rich 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 > Oudtshoorn
      Highlights:
      Route 62 drive, Cango Caves

      Stunning semi-desert scenery awaits en route to the town of Oudtshoorn. Later, discover a wonderland of underground chambers at the Cango Caves, among the largest in the world, before your overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Oudtshoorn > Knysna
      Highlights:
      Lagoon cruise

      Learn about Africa’s largest bird at a local ostrich farm, then head to Knysna on the Garden Route, famous for its oysters. You’ll enjoy an overnight stay. Enjoy a scenic lagoon cruise with expert commentary on the region’s flora and fauna.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Port Elizabeth > Durban
      Highlights:
      Garden Route

      Travel along the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth and board your flight to Durban. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at your hotel, the ultimate in colonial charm and style.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Durban
      Highlights:
      Scenic Enrich – High Tea

      Discover today the beach side town of Durban, famous for its Indian and colonial influences.

      Enrich

      Learn about the Anglo-Zulu war that took place close to Durban whilst sampling afternoon tea.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 8 - Hluhluwe > Ghost Mountain
      Highlights:
      Rhino Sanctuary, Scenic Enrich – Tribal dance

      The Dolphin Coast region of Natal has a sea of sugarcane fields. Enter Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, world-renowned for its rhino conservation program. Later, check into your elegant hotel for a two night stay at the foot of Zululand’s legendary Ghost Mountain.

      Enrich

      This evening, you’ll be treated to a mesmerising display of traditional Zulu dancing, complete with dramatic local drumming.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Ghost Mountain
      Highlights:
      Scenic Enrich – Zulu village
      Enrich

      Visit a Zulu community in the Lebombo Mountains, and be welcomed by the village chief for a private tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Ghost Mountain > Swaziland
      Highlights:
      Summerfield Botanical Gardens

      Arrive in the tiny kingdom of Swaziland. Journey through the magnificent valleys of Big Bend to your resort, nestled within an idyllic Botanical Garden, for an overnight stay. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the magnificent garden.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Swaziland > Kruger National Park
      Highlights:
      Lion Sands Game Reserve, Scenic Sundowners

      Kruger National Park borders stretch an impressive 450 kilometres. You’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay at your lodge, on a private concession within the park. The Sabie River flows through it, home to the highest recorded concentration of leopards in Africa. Look out for the Big Five on a game drive in an open safari vehicle.

      Sundowners

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

      Take in the ambience over dinner at your lodge.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Lion Sands Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
      Highlights:
      Game drives, Scenic Freechoice

      Limitless game viewing possibilities await as you traverse the entire Kruger National Park in specially adapted Land Rovers to track the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

      Freechoice

      Encounter hippos by exploring the shores of the Sabie River on foot with a game ranger, or enjoy a fascinating lecture on wildlife. Alternatively, visit a local community.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Panorama Route > Johannesburg
      Highlights:
      Blyde River Canyon

      Travel the magnificent Panorama Route on the way to Johannesburg. View Blyde River Canyon, the third deepest in the world, then visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Check into your hotel for two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 14 - Johannesburg
      Highlights:
      Scenic Enrich – Soweto tour
      Enrich

      Explore Soweto with your local guide and visit Nelson Mandela’s house. Learn about 20th century South Africa at the Apartheid Museum.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Johannesburg > Victoria Falls
      Highlights:
      Victoria Falls National Park Scenic Sundowners cruise

      Board your flight to Victoria Falls. The world’s largest sheet of falling water rises up to 108 metres high and spans a gorge carved out of a flat plateau. Check into your 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Chobe National Park
      Highlights:
      River cruise and game drive

      Large concentrations of big game call Chobe National Park home. Embark on a game drive along the shoreline, where predators often come to drink. Later, enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River, home to huge herds of elephants and buffalo. Large pods of hippo and giraffe families inhabit the banks and woodlands.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 17 - Victoria Falls
      Highlights:
      Scenic Enrich – Meet the people
      Enrich

      Visit a typical Zimbabwean village for insights into traditional tribal life and meet the elephants as part of your visit to the elephant sanctuary.

      Later, witness the power of Victoria Falls with a tour of the Zimbabwean side of the world’s largest waterfall. Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone Restaurant to complete your day.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - 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 and transfer to your elegant hotel for a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 19 - Nairobi
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice Dining

      Start your day with a giraffe encounter and learn about these endangered animals. Relive the romance of the movie Out of Africa during a visit to Karen Blixen’s home before travelling to Kiambethu Tea Farm. Wander through the tea fields and hear the stories of the first commercially grown tea in Kenya.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose to dine at Carnivores restaurant, famous for a wide variety of meat choices that are all roasted on a traditional Maasai sword over a fire pit. Or, enjoy dinner at Café Maghreb in the hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Amboseli National Reserve
      Highlights:
      Game drive, Mount Kilimanjaro

      Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world, commands the horizon as you approach Amboseli National Reserve. Massive herds of elephants migrate across dry plains, linking swamps with open pastures. On your game drives today and tomorrow, cheetahs and prides of lions can often be seen stalking the plains. Your lodge, your home for two nights, is situated beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - 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 22 - Amboseli National Reserve > Nanyuki
      Highlights:
      Waterhole game viewing

      Journey north to Ol Petaja Conservancy. Tonight you’ll stay at Sweetwaters Tented Safari Camp, situated right next to a waterhole.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Nanyuki > Shaba National Reserve
      Highlights:
      Chimpanzee sanctuary

      Visit a sanctuary for endangered chimpanzees, then take in magical views of Mount Kenya as you continue north to the Samburu ecosystem in central Kenya, home to a variety of wildlife not found anywhere else. You’ll get to enjoy a two night stay at your lodge, which straddles the river that waters the adjacent reserves.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 24 - Samburu & Buffalo Springs Reserves
      Highlights:
      Game drives

      Today, marvel at the diverse range of wildlife, including the Reticulated giraffe, the tree climbing gerenuk, Grant’s gazelle and the rare Grevy’s zebra, along with a multitude of other big game.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 25 - Mount Kenya
      Highlights:
      Wonderful views of Mount Kenya

      Arrive at Mount Kenya for your wonderful Special Stay and spend the afternoon relaxing at this charming property.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 26 - Lake Nakuru National Park
      Highlights:
      Views of Lake Nakuru

      The shallow alkaline lake near the town of Nakuru is home to flamingos, pelicans and other birds. Enjoy a two night stay at your lodge overlooking the lake. Take game drives in search for black and white rhino, giraffe and many more.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 27 - Lake Nakuru
      Highlights:
      Game drive, Scenic Enrich – Orphanage
      Enrich

      Visit Lake Nakuru Baby Orphanage Centre, established by an Australian family and enjoy lunch with the children.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 28 - Masai Mara Reserve
      Highlights:
      The Great Migration (Jul-Sept)

      The Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals and over 400 species of birds. The annual Great Migration from July to September attracts over a million wildebeest, zebra and impala, a phenomenon that has to be seen to be appreciated. Spend three nights at your camp inside the reserve.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 29 - Masai Mara Reserve
      Highlights:
      Game drives, Scenic Enrich – Maasai village

      Game drives through the Masai Mara encompass all types of animals, from lion, cheetah and leopard, to vast herds of antelope and zebra. During migration season you get the chance to see the crossings at Mara River, renowned for its crocodiles.

      Enrich

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 30 - 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 take an African cooking class.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 31 - Masai Mara > Nairobi
      Highlights:
      Scenic Enrich – Bush breakfast, Flight over the Masai Mara, Farewell
      Enrich

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

      Board your light aircraft for a scenic flight over the reserve to Nairobi, then connect to your international flight. 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
    • 8 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
    • 3 Scenic Sundowners events
    • Your choice of 11 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
    • 5 memorable Scenic Special Stays
    • Private concession game reserves
    • 70 meals – 30 breakfasts (B), 16 lunches (L) and 24 dinners (D)
    • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local and safari guides
    • All internal flights
    • Return airport transfers
    • All tipping and gratuities