AT A GLANCE
An African snapshot through four different countries; you will experience the excitement of Cape Town, the force of Victoria Falls and the game lands of the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara.
- South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya
- 14 Nights
- The first 5 days in Southern Africa are optional.
- 6 Internal Flights
- Price from USD$20,600 per person based on double room occupancy
Combining highlights from both Southern and Eastern Africa, this itinerary visits four countries, travels through 34 degrees of latitude and engages with some of the most celebrated landmarks Africa has to offer.
We have carefully selected some of the best hotels, camps and lodges throughout Africa; including the One&Only in the diverse Cape Town, Anantara’s luxury hotel in Zambia overlooking the dramatic Victoria Falls, the stunning Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, and Sir Richard Branson’s Mahali Mzuri camp in Kenya. A rich variety of experiences are on offer: from wine tasting in the lush Cape Winelands, enjoying land and air views of stupendous Victoria Falls to eventful game drives and walks in the heart of East Africa’s big game country.
And, if time is of the essence for you then the itinerary can omit the Southern Africa segment and begin in Nairobi.
The itinerary kicks off with a three-night stay at the Belmond Mount Nelson, a hotel set in the centre of City Bowl, the rocky natural amphitheatre that embraces old Cape Town. There are plenty of activities to get stuck into including the Aerial Cableway up to the top of Table Mountain; visits to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point Nature Reserve; and even lending a helping hand to Rosie’s Kitchen in Khayelitsha Township.
You fly up to Zambia via Johannesburg where you will stay at the fabulous Royal Livingstone Hotel for two nights and explore the Falls that are conveniently situated on your doorstep. Spend your time cruising down the Zambezi River spying elephants and giraffes on the banks. And, even view the Falls from the air with a helicopter ride, appropriately named the ‘Flight of Angels’.
Then fly to Kenya’s capital for an overnight stay at Hemingway Hotel; a quietly ravishing haven set in the wonderful lush suburb of Karen. You will spend the morning visiting the playful orphaned elephants of the Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Trust before taking a short flight to Tanzania for the start of your safari. If you decided to omit the first five days, your journey starts here.
THE NGOROGNORO CRATER
You then stay three nights at The Manor at Ngorongoro, where you can take part in activities such as horse riding, mountain biking or swimming in the pool. Here you will visit one of the Earth’s natural masterpieces – The Ngorongoro Crater – where you can search for the Big Five and enjoy bush lunches and sundowners. One day you will also visit the deep sapphire waters of Lake Manyara to see the flamingos.
It’s then onto the Serengeti which is inhabited by elephants, giraffes, hippos, wildebeests and zebras, to name a few, making it a predator’s paradise. Your final two nights in Tanzania are spent at the wonderful Four Seasons Safari Lodge, which is elevated above the great plains with vast stimulating views. Enjoy numerous unique game drives, as well as some stunning sundowners, where no day is ever the same.
THE MAASAI MARA
Now onto the Maasai Mara in Kenya, where you will be staying at Sir Richard Branson’s safari haven, Mahali Mzuri that overlooks one of Africa’s greatest migration corridors. Days will be spent searching for predators and other big land mammals over these expansive plains. If you are feeling adventurous, there is the opportunity to take a ride in a hot air balloon, followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush!
After flying back to Nairobi in the morning, you have a day to yourself. You can choose to relax in your day room at either the Boma or the Norfolk hotels, or head out for some last minute gift shopping for the family or even grab a delicious dinner before your evening flight home. There are other activities available, please ask for more information.
Words are not adequate to describe the genuine attention to details, down to the small gifts on the bed at night.
– Leo Lavellee