Ultimate African Expedition

28 Days
Cape Town to Nairobi
From (AUD)
$ 24,195
Dates & Pricing

2022 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, Masai Mara and Amboseli – and visit tribal villages where you’ll meet people and cultures pivotal to the region and its history.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
SZCK
Duration:
28 days
Departure City:
Cape Town
Return City:
Nairobi

Selected Itinerary

28 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Cape Town

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

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Cape Town

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

    Freechoice

    Treat yourself to South Africa’s finest vintages with a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit history-rich Robben Island, or opt for a township tour or a Harley DavidsonTM ride.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Cape Town

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Cape Town > Oudtshoorn

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Oudtshoorn > Knysna

    Learn about Africa’s largest bird at a local ostrich farm, then head to Knysna on the Garden Route, famous for its oysters. Enjoy an overnight stay.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose between two local restaurants for tonight’s dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Port Elizabeth > Durban

    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

  7. Day 7 - Durban

    Discover the beachside town of Durban, famous for its Indian and colonial influences. This afternoon indulge in a delicious high tea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Hluhluwe > Ghost Mountain

    The Dolphin Coast region of Natal has a sea of sugarcane fields. Enter Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, world-renowned for its rhino conservation program. Later, enjoy your overnight 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

  9. Day 9 - Ghost Mountain > Kingdom of eSwatini

    Arrive in the tiny Kingdom of eSwatini. 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

  10. Day 10 - Kingdom of eSwatini > Lion Sands Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

    The famous Kruger National Park borders Mozambique and stretches an impressive 450 kilometres. You’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay at Lion Sands River Lodge or Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, on a private concession within the park. The Sabie River flows through the park and its bushland is home to the highest recorded concentration of leopards in Africa. Take a game drive in an open safari vehicle this afternoon and look out for the Big Five.

    Sundowners

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

    Take in the night ambience while dining at the lodge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Lion Sands Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

    Limitless game viewing possibilities await as you traverse Kruger National Park without restriction in specially adapted Land Rovers to track the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

    Enrich

    Enjoy a fascinating lecture from an expert game ranger on Africa’s big game.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Panorama Route > Johannesburg

    Take in the magnificent Panorama Route on the road to Johannesburg. You’ll view the Blyde River Canyon, third deepest in the world, then visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes and enjoy spectacular views from Wonder View. Later, check into your stylish hotel for two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Johannesburg

    Enrich

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Johannesburg > Victoria Falls

    Board your flight to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The world’s largest sheet of falling water rises 108 metres high and spans a gorge carved out of a flat plateau. Check into your marvellously colonial Victoria Falls hotel for your three night Special Stay.

    Sundowners

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

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Chobe National Park

    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 surrounding woodlands.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  16. Day 16 - Victoria Falls

    Enrich

    Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain unique insights into traditional tribal life and enjoy an elephant interaction.

    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

  17. Day 17 - Victoria Falls > Nairobi

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

    Fly to Nairobi and transfer to your elegant hotel for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - Nairobi

    Start your day with an encounter with a giraffe and learn about these endangered animals before reliving the romance of the movie Out of Africa during a visit to Karen Blixen’s home. Later, travel
    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 the Carnivore Restaurant, famous for a wide variety of roasted meats on a traditional Maasai sword over a fire pit, or relax over dinner at Café Maghreb located at your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Nairobi > Amboseli National Park

    Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world, commands the horizon as you approach Amboseli National Park. 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

  20. Day 20 - Amboseli National Park

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

    Sundowners

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Amboseli National Park > Mount Kenya

    Journey north to the foothills of Mt Kenya and arrive at your hotel for your two night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Mount Kenya

    Freechoice

    Travel to Ol Pejeta Conservancy and visit a sanctuary for chimpanzees. Alternatively, enjoy a bird walk or perhaps a round of golf (9 holes).

    Enrich

    Partake in a symbolic Equator ceremony with tribal music and dancing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Mount Kenya > Lake Nakuru National Park

    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 of Black and White Rhino, giraffe and many other species.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Lake Nakuru

    Enrich

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Lake Nakuru > Masai Mara National Reserve

    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 in the reserve at the Sarova Mara Camp.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Masai Mara National Reserve

    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, your game rangers will give you the chance to see the crossings at the Mara River, renowned for its crocodiles.

    Enrich

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - 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

    Join the chefs at Sarova Mara Lodge for an African cooking class.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Masai Mara National Reserve > Nairobi

    Enrich

    Enjoy an exclusive farewell bush breakfast on the open plains of the Masai Mara.

    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
  • Indulge in your two night stay at The Oyster Box, one of South Africa’s leading hotels
  • Experience the excitement of a game drive in search of the Big Five
  • Feel the spray of the water from Victoria Falls while enjoying your guided tour
  • Meet a traditional Maasai warrior as part of your visit to a Maasai village
  • Travel along South Africa’s famous Garden Route

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Fully escorted group touring
  • 9 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 11 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 3 Scenic Sundowners events
  • 5 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Private concession game reserves
  • 61 meals – 27 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 21 dinners (D)
  • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local and safari guides
  • All internal flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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