Grand African Safari

23 Days
Cape Town to Nairobi
From (AUD)
$ 23,595
Dates & Pricing

2022/2023 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 is accessible to you. It’s a place with vast herds of elephants and antelope, where lions roam the plains, and cheetahs that 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 Map
Tour Code:
SZCT
Duration:
23 days
Departure City:
Cape Town
Return City:
Nairobi

23 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Cape Town

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

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Cape Town

    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, or opt for a township tour or a Harley DavidsonTM ride.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Cape Town

    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

  4. Day 4 - Cape Town > Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

    Fly to Hoedspruit and transfer to Thornybush Private 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 afternoon game drive, partake in one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions - Sundowner drinks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

    Enjoy game drives without restriction in your specially adapted Land Rovers, 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

  6. Day 6 - Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

    Encounter more of Africa’s wildlife on your morning and evening game drives. Also take the opportunity for a walking safari with your game ranger.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Panorama Route > Johannesburg

    Travel the Panorama 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

  8. Day 8 - Johannesburg > Victoria Falls

    Board your flight to Victoria Falls and witness the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Enjoy a three night Special Stay at your colonial hotel.

    Sundowners

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

    Tonight’s outdoor dinner features a mesmerising display of traditional dancing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Chobe National Park

    Cruise on Chobe River, home to vast herds of elephants and buffalo, as well as a game drive along the shoreline.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  10. Day 10 - Victoria Falls

    Enrich

    Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain unique insights into traditional tribal life and meet the elephants 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Victoria Falls > Nairobi

    Optional Helicopter Flight - Enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls (additional cost, please book on tour).

    Fly to Nairobi for your two night stay at your elegant hotel, on a private acreage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Nairobi

    Start your day with an encounter with a giraffe and learn how these animals are endangered. 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 Africa.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose to dine at the local Carnivore Restaurant, famous for its wide variety of meat roasted on a traditional Maasai sword over a fire pit or relax over dinner at your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Nairobi > Ngorongoro Crater

    Journey into magical Tanzania and travel onto the Ngorongoro Crater, known as ‘Africa’s Eden’. Enjoy a two night Special Stay, on the crater’s rim.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Ngorongoro Crater

    Witness sunrise over the crater before 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

  15. Day 15 - Ngorongoro Crater > Serengeti National Park

    Step back in time with a visit to Olduvai Gorge, site of many archaeological findings, including traces of pre-historic man which date back 3.5 million years. Later, enter Serengeti National Park with its vast central plains, made fertile by the ashes of the nearby highlands. Enjoy a two night stay at your lodge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Serengeti National Park

    The Serenova Valley is renowned for its game viewing, due to its abundance of water as well as its large population of resident cats. Explore on morning and afternoon game drives.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Serengeti National Park > Amboseli National Park

    Fly to Arusha and enjoy a marvellous view of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world. Return to Kenya and travel to Amboseli National Park where massive herds of elephants migrate across the dry plains. Your lodge, your home for two nights, sits beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Amboseli National Park

    On your game drive today, keep an eye out for cheetahs and lions, often seen stalking the plains.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Amboseli National Park > Lake Nakuru National Park

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Lake Nakuru National Park

    This shallow alkaline lake near the town of Ol Nakuru is home to flamingos, pelicans and other birds.

    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

  21. Day 21 - Lake Nakuru > Masai Mara National Reserve

    The Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals. Enjoy a two night stay inside the reserve at the Sarova Mara Camp.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Masai Mara National Reserve

    Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight - Experience the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon (additional cost, please book on tour).

    Enrich

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

    Freechoice

    Join your Maasai guide for a walking tour, or take an African cooking class.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Masai Mara National Reserve > Nairobi

    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 airport where it’s time to say farewell to new found friends and the magic of Africa.

    Please book your flight to depart out of Nairobi after 04:00 PM.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Stay on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town with stunning backdrops of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean
  • Experience the excitement of a game drive in search of the Big Five and enjoy the safari tradition of Sundowners
  • Feel the spray of the water from Victoria Falls while enjoying your guided tour
  • See Africa’s ‘Garden of Eden’, Ngorongoro Crater
  • Watch the elephants at play on your Chobe River cruise

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Fully escorted group touring
  • 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 8 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 2 Scenic Sundowners events
  • 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

Pricing & Availability