Splendors Of Africa
18 Days

ITINERARY

18 Days: Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Nairobi, Mount Kenya, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve

Tour Overview:

From the Cape Winelands with their internationally acknowledged vintages to the Masai Mara, this wonderful itinerary offers the heart of adventure with all the wildlife spectacle and natural phenomenon that Africa has to offer. From an evening cruise on the Zambezi River to game drives in open 4WD vehicles, you will see Africa at its most awe-inspiring.


Day 1 – Arrive Cape Town

Arrive to Cape Town, where you are met and escorted to your hotel.


Day 2 – Cape Town – Cape Winelands

Morning cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting). Enjoy the architecture of The Castle and other historic buildings. Continue to the Malay Quarter, and marvel at the ice-cream colors of the quaint Bo-Kaap homes. Also visit a professional diamond cutter. This afternoon continue on to the Cape Winelands. Explore this world-renowned region and learn about the wine-making process in a fascinating cellar tour and tasting. Visit the beautiful town of Stellenbosch, home to one of the country’s prestigious universities, as well as fine art galleries and historic architecture. (B)


Day 3 – Cape Town – Cape Peninsula

Full day exploring the Cape Peninsula. Drive along the False Bay coastline via Boulders Beach (penguin colony) to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Cape Point, at the tip of the peninsula, is regarded as the meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Return to Cape Town via the scenic Atlantic Coastline. (B)


Day 4 – Cape Town / Kruger Safari

Fly to the Greater Kruger Park area and enjoy your first afternoon game drive. Later, experience a delicious dinner under the starlit sky. (BLD)


Day 5 – Kruger Safari

Roam the reserve in open 4WD vehicles in search of elephant, leopard, cheetah, kudu, giraffe, Cape buffalo, hippo and other species. Your mid morning walk is an opportunity to feel the pulse of Africa through the soles of your feet and experience the bushveld at close quarters. (BLD)


Day 6 – Kruger Safari

Spend a second full day game viewing in the Kruger National Park. (BLD)


Day 7 – Kruger Safari / Johannesburg

Enjoy one last early morning game drive. Fly to Johannesburg and spend the night at a nearby resort hotel. (B)


Day 8 – Johannesburg / Victoria Falls

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to hotel. Later in the afternoon enjoy the sun-downer cruise on the Zambezi River. (BD)


Day 9 – Victoria Falls

Morning guided walking tour of the falls with its vast curtain of water that is nearly a mile wide and 355 feet high. The afternoon is at leisure for optional activities such as bungee jumping, Flight of Angels and others. Tonight enjoy a festive dinner at The Boma Restaurant. (BD)


Day 10 – Victoria Falls / Chobe National Park

Transfer by road to the Chobe National Park, Botswana. These combined wetlands, dry woodlands and savannas are home to a huge elephant population. Enjoy a late afternoon game viewing cruise. (BLD)


Day 11 – Chobe National Park

Take morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4WD vehicles. At day end, return to the lodge for another spectacular sunset on the Chobe River. (BLD)


Day 12 – Chobe / Kasane / Johannesburg

Morning transfer to nearby Kasane Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Arrive Johannesburg and spend the night at a nearby resort hotel. (B)


Day 13 – Johannesburg / Nairobi

Fly to Nairobi, Kenya, where you are met and escorted to your hotel. (B)


Day 14 – Nairobi / Mount Kenya

Drive through the fertile central highlands to our lodge on the flanks of Kenya’s highest mountain and secreted deep within her largest forest reserve. Fall asleep to the symphony of the African night or sit in stillness and observe the fascinating interplay of the animals as they arrive to drink, bath and forage around the water hole. (BLD)


Day 15 – Mount Kenya / Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Today we travel to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to the largest Black rhino sanctuary and hosting the Big Five. Our afternoon game drive will visit the chimpanzee sanctuary which also shelters rare and endangered species. (BLD)


Day 16 – Ol Pejeta / Masai Mara National Reserve

Fly across the Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve, the highlight of any Kenyan safari. Afternoon game drive. (BLD)


Day 17 – Masai Mara National Reserve

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara, widely considered to be Africa’s greatest wildlife reserve. A balloon safari is also available (additional cost). (BLD)


Day 18 – Masai Mara National Reserve / Depart Nairobi

Enjoy one last morning game drive in Masai Mara before returning to Nairobi by air where a day room is provided. Time permitting, you have the option of visiting the Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Centre (additional cost). Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.(B)

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2024
FIRST CLASS HOTEL OPTION
Departs: Daily, minimum 2 passengers (excluding Dec 20-31)
2024
Scheduled Departures Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 8 - Jan 25 CAD 12,750 CAD 16,780
Feb 19 - Mar 7 CAD 12,750 CAD 16,780
Mar 11 - Mar 27 CAD 12,750 CAD 16,780
Apr 8 - Apr 25 CAD 12,720 CAD 16,190
May 6 - May 23 CAD 12,720 CAD 16,190
Jun 10 - Jun 27 CAD 12,905 CAD 16,705
Jul 8 - Jul 25 CAD 14,020 CAD 18,145
Aug 5 - Aug 22 CAD 14,020 CAD 18,145
Sep 9 - Sep 26 CAD 14,020 CAD 18,145
Oct 7 - Oct 24 CAD 14,250 CAD 18,645
Nov 11 - Nov 28 CAD 13,625 CAD 17,950
Dec 2 - Dec 19 CAD 14,000 CAD 18,325
* Minimum 2 passengers
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day as a Independent Tour. Please check for prices.
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays
Hotels
Cape Town Victoria Falls Nairobi
The Commodore Hotel Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Nairobi Serena Hotel
Kruger Safari Chobe Mount Kenya
Kapama River Lodge Chobe Bush Lodge Serena Mountain Lodge
Johannesburg OL Pejeta Conservancy
CityLodge Hotel at O.R. Tambo International Airport Sweetwaters Tented Camp
Masai Mara
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
DELUXE HOTEL OPTION
Departs: Daily, minimum 2 passengers (excluding Feb 1-15 and Dec 20-31)
2024
Jan 8 - Jan 25 CAD 15,320 CAD 20,270
Feb 19 - Mar 7 CAD 15,320 CAD 20,270
Mar 11 - Mar 27 CAD 15,320 CAD 20,270
Apr 8 - Apr 25 CAD 15,000 CAD 19,190
May 6 - May 23 CAD 15,000 CAD 19,190
Jun 10 - Jun 27 CAD 16,000 CAD 21,640
Jul 8 - Jul 25 CAD 17,020 CAD 22,730
Aug 5 - Aug 22 CAD 17,425 CAD 23,300
Sep 9 - Sep 26 CAD 17,580 CAD 23,605
Oct 7 - Oct 24 CAD 17,655 CAD 23,770
Nov 11 - Nov 28 CAD 16,375 CAD 21,295
Dec 2 - Dec 19 CAD 15,555 CAD 20,350
* Minimum 2 passengers
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day as a Independent Tour. Please check for prices.
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays
Hotels
Cape Town Victoria Falls Nairobi
Victoria & Alfred Hotel The Palm River Hotel Nairobi Serena Hotel
Kruger Safari Chobe Mount Kenya
Jock Safari Lodge Chobe Game Lodge Serena Mountain Lodge
Johannesburg OL Pejeta Conservancy
Peermont D'Oreale Grande Sweetwaters Tented Camp
Masai Mara
Mara Serena Safari Lodge

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights

  • Accommodations in deluxe hotels and lodges
  • 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners (Kenya extension: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners)
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Game viewing in specially outfitted safari vehicles
  • Wine tasting
  • Park entrance fees
  • Local guides
  • (Kenya extension: internal flights – Nanyuki/Masai Mara/Nairobi)
  • (Kenya extension: Day-use room prior to departure)
  • Independent tour

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