Classic African Safari

This is the ultimate Classic African Safari. You will leave no stone unturned as you explore breathtaking savannah’s, riddled with untamed adventure and rewarding game-viewing. Then venture to Kenya and Tanzania, where you will experience the best game viewing Africa has to offer, dine under star-swept skies and conclude with a bit of Maasai magic.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 01: Arrive Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town where we’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel, affectionately known as Mt Nellie. At the foot of the Table Mountain, and walking distance of Company’s Garden and restaurants, this exquisitely restored colonial hotel was painted pink over 100-years ago. Upon arrival, enjoy some time to settle in before savouring a warm welcome reception.

Hotel: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, 3 nights

Day 02: Cape Town

A gateway to Cape Town’s past, you will stop at the Castle of Good Hope for a tour of this historic landmark. Afterwards, you will board the iconic aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain, before embarking on your included sightseeing activity. Perhaps spend the afternoon at the Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront with a visit to the largest museumof contemporary African art in the world, the Zeitz Mocaa Museum, followed by a drink or afternoon tea at the Silo Hotel. Or, set off on a heritage tour where you will discover the neighbourhoods of Bo-Kaap and District Six. Maybe set out on a hike along the Camps Bay Pipe Track, which offers views above the gorgeous beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. Tonight, enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant to savour Cape Town’s Fabulous food.

Day 03: Cape Town – Cape Peninsula

This morning, you will journey along the coastal Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point. En route, take in the South African beach scenery, its quaint villages and the ‘tip’ of Africa, Cape Point, before continuing on to Simon’s Town for lunch. Nearby is Boulders Beach, where you might get the chance to see a colony of penguins, before returning to your hotel.

Day 04: Robben Island – Stellenbosch

This morning, meet with a former prison guard for a private tour at Robben Island. Originally assigned to guard Nelson Mandela, you will be moved by his stories of the island and the Maximum Security Prison where thousands of South African Freedom Fighters were incarcerated. It’s then onto the oak-shaded streets of Stellenbosch for the remainder of the day at the Lanzerac Hotel. Here, let the hotel’s tremendous history, character and charm unfold before you, upon the backdrop of magnificent mountains.

Hotel: Lanzerac Hotel, 2 nights

Day 05: Stellenbosch

Today you’ll explore Stellenbosch, and admire its Cape Dutch architecture and colonial history. Here you will indulge in its storied past, remarkable culture and inspiring artwork on a walking tour, before tasting traditional cuisines. You will enjoy the rest of the day at your estate, surrounded by mountains and wine farms, where you can relax or partake in the activities offered within the property.

Day 06: Cape Town – Kruger National Park

Today, fly to Kruger, before transferring to your private lodge within Kruger National Park. This evening, enjoy a round of sundowners as you soak up the African sunset, before dinner.

Hotel: Ngala Safari Lodge or Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, 2 nights

Day 07: Kruger National Park

Rise early today for your morning game drive with experienced trackers. It’s then back to your lodge for some time to relax before setting off on another game drive this afternoon. Your day ends with a boma dinner under the stars as you enjoy the sounds of the bush. This majestic setting provides a perfect conclusion to your incredible Kruger National Park experience.

Day 08: Kruger National Park – Johannesburg

Today, fly to Johannesburg, where you will stay overnight in preparation for you River safari in the morning.

Hotel: Johannesburg, D’Oreale Hotel.

Day 09: Chobe River – Embark Zambezi Queen

Today you will fly to Kasane in Botswana, then travel by coach and boat into Namibia where you will board your riverboat, the Zambezi Queen for two nights. From your perfect vantage point directly on the river that flourishes with life, you will enjoy incredible game safaris on the Chobe River.

Cruise: Chobe River, Zambezi Queen, 2 nights

Day 10: Chobe River

Prepare for a superb day of viewing animals on safari boat rides.

Day 11: Disembark Zambezi Queen – Chobe River + Livingstone

Disembark your riverboat and cross the border into Botswana then into Zambia. You will then be transferred to your hotel overlooking the Zambezi River, with direct access to Victoria Falls. Once you’ve checked in, relax at your hotel or take a leisurely walk to the falls.

Hotel: Royal Livingstone Hotel, 2 nights

Day 12: Livingstone

Today presents a vast selection of ways in which you could spend the day. You might like to embark on Chief Mukuni’s Village Cultural Tour then visit the Maramba Market. Alternatively, marvel at the spectacular sight of thundering Victoria Falls from a helicopter flight. Or tour the Zimbabwean side of the falls and enjoy a lunch. Savour a farewell dinner.

Day 13: Livingstone, Nairobi

Fly to Nairobi for your East Africa safari.

Hotel: Hemingways Nairobi

Day 14: Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater

Take a flight to Lake Manyara in Tanzania and join our 4WD vehicles and continue to your lodge. Savour time at leisure before a round of sundowners, followed by dinner.

Hotel: Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge, 3 nights

Day 15: Ngorongoro Crater

Today at the crater, you will stop for a picnic lunch, giving you time to take in the surrounds. Voted as one of the Seven Wonders of Africa, the crater’s high walls are a natural enclosure to vast numbers of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles and lions, so make sure you have your camera ready to capture the abundant wildlife.

Day 16: Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara

Visit a local school and Maasai village, before a barbecue lunch and optional game drive through Manyara National Park.

Day 17: Olduvai Gorge – Serengeti National Park

Take in the spectacular, expansive views and watch out for wildlife, as you travel to Serengeti National Park. At Olduvai Gorge, also known as the Cradle of Mankind, enjoy a private tour of the earliest evidence of the existence of human ancestors.

Hotel: Four Seasons Safari Lodge or Ole Serai Luxury Camp, 3 nights

Day 18: Serengeti National Park

The plains of Serengeti National Park are home to an incredible amount of animals. Rise early this morning for a game drive. Back at your lodge, enjoy some time to relax. This evening savour another game drive, this time observing animals as they prepare for the night time, before enjoying dinner at your lodge.

Day 19: Serengeti National Park

A third day in the national park illuminates the opportunity to spy any animals that you may have missed on game drives yesterday.

Day 20: Serengeti National Park – Masai Mara

Board a light aircraft for your journey to Kenya, where you will take a picturesque flight to the Masai Mara. Shortly after arriving, head off-road through the savannah on your first game drive. Afterwards, retire to your tent retreat.

Hotel: Masai Mara, Karen Blixen Camp or similar, 3 nights

Day 21: Masai Mara

Wake to the sounds of the African bush. Later, enjoy the Masai Mara on morning and afternoon game drives through the private Mara conservancy.

Day 22: Masai Mara

Today is set aside for a game viewing of the Masai Mara Reserve. Otherwise, you might like to spend the day relaxing at camp, or watching resident hippos from your deck. This evening a traditional bush dinner is served within the incredible setting of the Masai Mara.

Day 23: Masai Mara, Nairobi

This morning you will say goodbye to Masai Mara and take a flight to Nairobi. At the end of your day, enjoy a private performance by the Kenyan Boys Choir, with farewell drinks.

Hotel: Hemingways Nairobi

Day 24: Depart Nairobi

After breakfast, your Classic African Safari concludes. We say goodbye before we transfer you to the

airport for your flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 26$28,995.00$35,295.00
June: 07, 23$28,995.00$35,295.00
July: 07$28,995.00$35,295.00
August: 02, 04, 16, 18, 23$28,995.00$35,295.00
September: 06, 15$28,995.00$35,295.00
Zambezi Queen upgrade to Master Suite $495.00$695.00
4 Day Rovos Rail Pretoria to Cape Town:
June to September
$2,495.00$3,895.00
Rovos Rail upgrade to Deluxe Suite:
June to September
$1,695.00$2,545.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 23 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 16 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed vehicles
Flights: Air Ticket: Cape Town - Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - Kasane / Livingstone - Nairobi - Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park - Masai Mara - Nairobi
Accommodation:21 nights accommodation & 2 Night on-board the Zambezi Queen Cruise
Guide: Experienced Travel Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Cape Town to Chobe Adventure

Discover the best of Africa on this 15 Day Cape Town to Chobe Adventure journey. Explore the Garden Route, visit Victoria Falls and watch wildlife in Chobe National Park.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town (South Africa)

On arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director at a Welcome Reception.

Hotel:
 Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel, 3 nights

Discover the breathtaking Cape Peninsula during a full-day tour. Journey along the curving roads of Chapman’s Peak, where spectacular scenes greet you at every bend. Drive to Cape Point and enjoy a light lunch before watching the penguins at Boulders Beach. Later, explore historic Simon’s Town. Tonight, try African drumming before a Welcome Dinner of Cape Malay cuisine.

A city alive with creativity, colour and natural beauty, be ready to fall in love with Cape Town today as you ride a cableway to the summit of Table Mountain before touring the city. During a free afternoon perhaps take a ferry to Robben Island; explore Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens; join an African Heritage Tour; or visit the Constantia Wine Valley.

Farewell Cape Town this morning, and travel through the Karoo region, which showcases a well preserved semidesert eco-system. Arrive at your hotel for a dinner of local produce, including ostrich.

Hotel: Surval Boutique Olive Estate

This morning, discover the Cango Caves. After, tour an ostrich farm and come face-to-face with Africa’s enormous flightless birds as you enjoy the chance to feed an ostrich by hand. Then, join the Garden Route to Knysna, where you will enjoy a free afternoon. Perhaps join a whale watching select experience – seasonal (own expense).

Hotel: Knysna, Protea Hotel Knysna Quays, 2 nights

Visit Featherbed Nature Reserve, a pristine piece of paradise on the Western Head of Knysna, accessible only by ferry. Cross the Knysna lagoon and join a park guide for a 4WD journey to the top of Western Head. Later, you may like to join an optional bushwalk that takes you into ancient sea caves.

Depart Knysna and continue along the Garden Route. Make a stop to visit Monkeyland Primate Reserve, the world’s first free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary. Continue along the Storms River Mouth and through Tsitsikamma Forest on the way to Port Elizabeth. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Hotel: Beach Hotel

Board an included flight to Nelspruit via Johannesburg. On arrival, you’ll be whisked to a private concession of land within Kruger National Park. Settle in to your thatched chalet then head out on your first game drive.

Hotel: Shishangeni Private Lodge, 2 nights

Thorn thickets, savannah grasslands and riverine bush alive with curious critters – Kruger National Park is the perfect place to look for the Big Five as well as a host of smaller mammals. Follow the calls of the wild, from the roaring of a prowling lion to the grunt of a hippopotamus during your time out on your safari adventure. You’re treated to a taste of South Africa tonight with an authentic outdoor boma dinner beneath the starlit sky.

Farewell Kruger National Park and fly to Johannesburg. Perhaps spend your free afternoon in the buzzing town of Soweto, the former hometown of Nelson Mandela.

Hotel: Johannesburg, Southern Sun Hyde Park

Take an included flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe today. On arrival, set out on a guided tour of the falls before transferring to Livingstone.

Hotel: AVANI Victoria Falls Resort

During your free day, perhaps enjoy a helicopter or microlight flight. Or, head out on a sunset cruise.

Cross the border to Chobe National Park. At sunset, head out on a game-viewing cruise to observe the herds of elephants that flock to the riverbank at this time of the day.

Hotel: Chobe Bush Lodge or upgrade to a suite on a Chobe Princess Safariboat, 2 nights

During this morning’s game drive, you’ll have many chances to spot Africa’s famous mammals thanks to the park’s high density of elephant herds and lion prides. Buffalo, zebras, antelope, including lechwe, may be seen here too, as well as an abundance of birdlife. You will also delight in a cruise along the Chobe River, which offers you a unique way of viewing game and the picturesque African sunset. Return to your lodge for dinner prepared by expert chefs and set within stunning surrounds.

Day 15: Chobe National Park, Depart Livingstone

Travel back to Livingstone this morning for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 20$9,495.00$11,595.00
June: 03$9,495.00$11,595.00
July: 01, 15$9,495.00$11,595.00
August: 05, 19$9,495.00$11,595.00
September: 02, 16, 30$9,495.00$11,595.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed vehicles
Flights: Air Ticket: Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg - Nelspruit - Johannesburg - Victoria Falls
Accommodation:14 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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African Journey

Join a 13 Day African Journey small group adventure from Cape Town to Kruger National Park with APT. Get close to wildlife on small group Game Drives and on a Zambezi Queen cruise safari.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town, where we’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel, affectionately known as Mt Nellie. At the foot of the Table Mountain, and walking distance of Company’s Garden, this exquisitely restored colonial hotel was painted pink over 100-years ago. Upon arrival, enjoy some time to settle in before savouring a warm welcome reception.

Hotel: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, 3 nights

Built by Dutch colonialists, stop at the Castle of Good Hope for a tour of this historic pentagonal fortress that is the oldest colonial building in South Africa. Afterwards, board the aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain, before embarking on your included sightseeing activity. Perhaps spend the afternoon at the Victoria and Alfred (VandA) Waterfront with a visit to the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world, the Zeitz Mocaa Museum, followed by a drink or afternoon tea at the Silo Hotel. Or, set off on a heritage tour where you will discover the neighbourhoods of Bo-Kaap and District Six. Or if you’re feeling active, set out on a hike along the Camps Bay Pipe Track, which offers sensational views above the gorgeous beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, as well as Cape Town’s 12 Apostles Mountain. Tonight, you will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant to savour the fabulous food that Cape Town has to offer.

Day 3: Cape Town – Cape Peninsula

After breakfast this morning, you will journey along the spectacular coastal Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point. En route, take in the South African beach scenery, its quaint villages and the ‘tip’ of Africa, Cape Point, before continuing on to Simon’s Town for lunch. Nearby is Boulders Beach, where you might see a colony of penguins, before returning to your hotel.

This morning, meet with a former prison guard for a private tour at Robben Island. Originally assigned to guard Nelson Mandela, you will be moved by his stories of the island and the Maximum Security Prison where thousands of South African Freedom Fighters were incarcerated. After your private tour of Robben Island, head for the oak-shaded streets of Stellenbosch for the remainder of the day at the Lanzerac Hotel. Here, let the hotel’s tremendous history, character and charm unfold before you, upon the backdrop of magnificent mountains.

Hotel: Lanzerac Hotel, 2 nights

Today you’ll explore the historical town of Stellenbosch, and admire its beautiful Cape Dutch architecture and colonial history. Here you will indulge in its storied past, remarkable culture and inspiring artwork on a walking tour, before tasting traditional cuisines such as the savoury classic Bobotie and sweet amarula mousse. Once you’ve enjoyed time to explore Stellenbosch, make the most of the rest of the day at your estate, surrounded by mountains and wine farms, where you can relax or partake in the activities offered within the property.

Today, fly to Kruger, before transferring to your private lodge within Kruger National Park. This evening, enjoy a round of sundowners as you soak up the magnificent African sunset, before a delicious dinner.

Hotel: Ngala Safari Lodge or Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, 2 nights

Rise early for your morning game drive, which presents the perfect opportunity to spot animals roaming in the wild. After your morning game drive, head back to your lodge for time to relax before another game drive this afternoon. Your day ends with a boma dinner under the stars.

Today you will fly to Johannesburg, where you will stay overnight in preparation for our flight to Botswana in the morning.

Hotel: D’Oreale Hotel

Today you will fly to Kasane in Botswana, then travel by coach and boat into Namibia where you will board your riverboat, the Zambezi Queen for two nights. From your perfect vantage point directly on the river that flourishes with life, you will enjoy incredible game safaris on the Chobe River.

Cruise: Zambezi Queen or similar

Prepare for a superb day of viewing animals on safari boat rides. Why not seize the opportunity and visit a Namibian village, or try your hand at tiger fishing.

Day 11: Disembark Zambezi Queen, Chobe River, Livingstone

This morning, disembark your riverboat and cross the border into Botswana, then into Zambia. You will then be transferred to your hotel overlooking the Zambezi River, with direct access to Victoria Falls. Once you’ve checked in, you can relax at your luxurious hotel or take a leisurely walk to the falls.

Hotel: Royal Livingstone Hotel, 2 nights

Today presents a selection of ways in which you could spend the day. You might like to embark on Chief Mukuni’s Village Cultural Tour then visit the Maramba Market. Alternatively, marvel at the spectacular sight of thundering Victoria Falls from a helicopter flight. Or tour the Zimbabwean side of the falls and enjoy a lunch. After exploring Livingstone on your chosen sightseeing activity, savour a farewell dinner.

After breakfast, your African Journey adventure concludes. We say goodbye before we transfer you to the airport for your flight

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 26$12,995.00$16,995.00
June: 07, 09, 23$12,995.00$16,995.00
July: 07$12,995.00$16,995.00
August: 02, 04, 16, 18, 23, 25$12,995.00$16,995.00
September: 06, 15$12,995.00$16,995.00
Zambezi Queen upgrade to Master Suite $495.00$695.00
4 Day Rovos Rail Pretoria to Cape Town:
June to September
$2,495.00$3,895.00
4 Day Rovos Rail Livingstone to Pretoria:
June to September
$3,695.00$4,695.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 8 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed vehicles
Flights: Air Ticket: Cape Town - Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - Kasane
Accommodation:10 nights accommodation & 2 Night on-board the Zambezi Queen Cruise
Guide: Experienced Travel Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Great African Odyssey

Great African Odyssey – We don’t use the term ‘great’ lightly. Home to an array of natural splendours, take to the skies and peer out over the stunning and colourful landscapes in hopes of wildlife sightings. Savour sundowners, sunsets and sumptuous dinners, before you discover the Chobe River by boat. Finally, venture into the greatest game parks of East Africa.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Windhoek

Arrive in Windhoek, where your private air safari begins. Enjoy a welcome dinner.

Hotel: Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel

Day 2: Windhoek – Sossusvlei – NamibRand Nature Reserve

Fly to Sossusvlei, where you will see from above some of the highest sand dunes in the world. Stop in Sossusvlei for a memorable excursion into the dunes, before boarding a flight to NamibRand Nature Reserve. Head out on a drive, stopping for sundowners overlooking the Chateau Plains.

Arrive in Windhoek, where your private air safari begins. Enjoy a welcome dinner.

Hotel: Wolwedans Dune Lodge, 2 nights

Day 3: NamibRand Nature Reserve

Venture out on morning and afternoon 4WD nature excursions and take in the incredible African desert scenes. Tonight, sit down to a sumptuous dinner.

Day 4: NamibRand Nature Reserve – Etosha National Park

Re-board your private plane and fly over the Dune Sea, which stretches along Namibia’s entire Atlantic coast. Land at Walvis Bay and board a cruise to see dolphins, ending with a lunch along the beach. After your Walvis Bay cruise, continue by plane to Onguma Private Game Reserve.

Hotel: Onguma The Fort, 3 nights

During morning and afternoon game drives, experience the wildlife of Etosha National Park. Within the desert, elephants, lions, giraffes and many breeds of birds congregate around the various waterholes. You may also spot zebras, cheetahs, leopards or black rhinos.

Explore Onguma Private Game Reserve via morning and afternoon game drives. This evening, experience a sunset in front of the waterhole, over the salt pans of Africa.

Savour your last breakfast in Onguma Private Game Reserve then board your plane to Windhoek. Continue to Cape Town and transfer to your hotel.

Hotel: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, 3 nights

A gateway to Cape Town’s past, you will stop at the Castle of Good Hope for a tour of this historic landmark. Afterwards, you will board the aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain. Tonight, you will enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant.

Today you will journey along the coastal Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point, before continuing on to Simon’s Town for lunch.

Today, meet with a former prison guard of Nelson Mandela for a private tour at Robben Island. After your private tour of Robben Island, savour the rest of the day at your beautiful estate in Stellenbosch.

Hotel: Lanzerac Hotel, 2 nights

Today you will indulge in Stellenbosch’s storied past and remarkable culture on a walking tour.

Today, fly to Kruger, before transferring to your private lodge. Enjoy a round of sundowners, before dinner.

Hotel: Ngala Safari Lodge or Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, 2 nights

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with experienced trackers. Your day ends with a boma dinner under the stars.

Today you will fly to Johannesburg.

Hotel: Johannesburg, D’Oreale Hotel

This morning, you will fly to Kasane, then travel into Namibia to board the Zambezi Queen.

Cruise: Zambezi Queen or similar, 2 nights

Prepare for a superb day of wildlife viewing on safari boat rides.

Disembark your riverboat and be transferred to your hotel located on the Zambezi River, with direct access to Victoria Falls.

Hotel: Royal Livingstone Hotel, 2 nights

Today presents a vast selection of ways in which you could spend the day.

Day 19: Livingstone, Nairobi

Fly to Nairobi for your East Africa safari.

Hotel: Hemingways Nairobi

Take a flight to Lake Manyara in Tanzania and join our 4WD vehicles and continue to your lodge. After your flight, savour time at leisure before a round of sundowners, followed by dinner.

Hotel: Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge, 3 nights

During your time at the Ngorongoro Crater today, you will stop for a picnic lunch. Make sure you have your camera ready to capture the abundant natural wildlife.

Day 22: Lake Manyara

Visit a local school and Maasai village. Enjoy a barbecue lunch and optional game drive through Manyara National Park.

Take in the spectacular, expansive views and watch out for wildlife, as you travel to Serengeti National Park. At Olduvai Gorge, enjoy a private tour of the earliest evidence of the existence of human ancestors.

Hotel: Four Seasons Safari Lodge or Ole Serai Luxury Camp, 3 nights

The plains of Serengeti National Park are home to an incredible amount of animals. Rise early this morning for a game drive. Back at your lodge, enjoy some time to relax. This evening savour another game drive, this time observing animals as they prepare for the night time, before enjoying dinner at your lodge.

Day 25: Serengeti National Park

A third day in the national park illuminates the opportunity to see any animals that you may have missed on game drives yesterday.

Board a light aircraft for your journey to Kenya, where you will take a picturesque flight to the Masai Mara, home to the nomadic Maasai people who have lived here for centuries. Shortly after arriving, head off-road through the savannah on your first game drive. This is one of the best places in Africa to spot the Big Five, as well as cheetahs and hyenas. Take in the sounds of the bush at your tented camp, your home for the next three nights. Enjoy dinner before retiring for the evening.

Hotel: Karen Blixen Camp or similar, 3 nights

Enjoy the sensational Masai Mara on morning and afternoon game drives through the private Mara conservancy. Raise a glass and celebrate your experience with sundowner drinks.

Today is set aside for a game viewing of the Masai Mara Reserve. This evening a traditional bush dinner is served.

This morning you will say goodbye to Masai Mara and take a flight to Nairobi. At the end of your day, enjoy a private performance by the Kenyan Boys Choir, with farewell drinks.

Hotel: Hemingways Nairobi

After breakfast, your journey concludes. We say goodbye before we transfer you to the airport for your flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 20$40,495.00$47,495.00
June: 17$40,495.00$47,495.00
July: 01, 29$40,495.00$47,495.00
August: 12$40,495.00$47,495.00
September: 09$40,495.00$47,495.00
Zambezi Queen upgrade to Master Suite $495.00$695.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 29 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 23 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed vehicles
Flights: Air Ticket: Windhoek - NamibRand Nature Reserve - Esosha National Park - Windhoek - Cape Town - Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - Kasane / Livingstone - Nairobi - Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park - Masai Mara - Nairobi
Accommodation:27 nights accommodation & 2 Night on-board the Zambezi Queen Cruise
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Classic Botswana

Glide through the watery maze of the Okavango Delta and witness hundreds of elephants in Chobe National Park. This is an incredible glimpse of Botswana in just 8 days.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Victoria Falls

An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel. On arrival in Victoria Falls, you will be met by a Wild Horizons representative and transferred to your hotel. Located about 3 km from the town centre, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is set high on a plateau and enjoys uninterrupted views of the African bush and an on-site waterhole. Lodge facilities include a complimentary shuttle service to the town centre, swimming pool and sundeck, complimentary Wi-Fi, gift shop, bar and restaurant. All rooms have an ensuite, safes, air-conditioning, fans, mosquito nets, tea and coffee making facilities, and a balcony overlooking National Park. Your representative will give you a short briefing explaining the arrangements for tomorrow’s trip to the falls. The rest of the day is free for you to relax by the pool, check out the visitors to the local watering hole with a cold sundowner, or catch the complimentary shuttle into town where there is a great range of curio and craft shops.

Hotel: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar

Day 2: Chobe National Park

One of the world’s true natural wonders, Victoria Falls are commonly referred to by their Kololo name, Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘the Smoke That Thunders’, and you’ll see and hear why on a morning tour, after you’re collected from your hotel at 7:30am. Your guide will take you through the falls area, stopping at different vantage points along the way to explain the history of the falls and their surrounds: hundreds of miles away in northern Zambia a little spring wanders along the earth, eventually ending in over 1 million gallons of water torrenting down a 328-foot high drop a mile wide. Afterwards, you will return to your lodge, farewell your Wild Horizons representative, and meet your Sheerwater/Chobezi representative at 10am for your transfer into Botswana. Follow the Zambezi River to Botswana and make your way to Chobe National Park (approximately 2–3 hours, not including border formalities). You will arrive at your lodge, located on the bank of the Chobe River just outside of the National Park, around midday. On arrival, meet with a local representative to go over the rest of your itinerary. After lunch there’ll be time to relax until a mid-afternoon game drive – you’ll almost certainly see elephants drinking at the waters’ edge, and keep your eyes open for the park’s large herds of buffalo too. The sunsets viewed from the river can be breathtakingly spectacular too. Accommodation at Chobe Safari Lodge is usually in rondavels – comfortable individual circular thatched units with private facilities and balconies. The lodge bar is a great place to enjoy a drink at the end of the day, and the pool is also the perfect place to wash off the heat off the day or safari dust.

Hotel: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar, 2 nights

Day 3: Chobe National Park

Today is a full day of wildlife exploration. You’ll begin with a morning game drive to see the animals at their most active, followed by some time back at the lodge for relaxation during the hottest part of the day. Then, in the late afternoon, you’ll take a boat trip out on the Chobe River. Chobe National Park is archetypal big-game county, where huge herds of buffalo and elephants are matched by the size of the lion prides. An estimated 70,000 Kalahari elephants roam the park and are the largest known subspecies of elephant in the world by size. You may also see zebra, impala, wildebeest and giraffe. The bird life on the river can be truly spectacular with sightings of saddle-billed storks, malachite kingfishers, fish eagles, goliath herons and beautiful bee-eaters. Elephants will often congregate to drink and play in the river, and there are good hippopotamus numbers too. You might even spot a crocodile on the riverbanks – although they are surprisingly shy. Tonight, return to the lodge for your final evening and perhaps enjoy a drink as you look out over the waters of the Chobe River.

Notes: A visit to Chobe National Park itself is not a complete wilderness experience – you’re sure to see other people, boats and vehicles inside the park. But the beauty of Chobe is that you’re also bound to see wildlife that’s equal to anything anywhere in Africa.

Day 4: Moremi Game Reserve

After breakfast you’ll fly into the Delta where you’ll be met and transferred to your beautiful accommodation – spacious permanent tents with ensuites, all set on raised decks, with individual verandas. In the Angola Highlands the rain water accumulates and forms a river. This river flows into Botswana as the Okavango River, where it splits into a myriad of rivers and waterways creating the Okavango Delta, which eventually reach the Kalahari Sands in the South. The Okavango Delta, perhaps the greatest inland waterway in the world, is remarkably different to the countryside of the previous few days. The Delta offers an amazing contrast of shallow waters, deeper channels, interspersed by islands spread across some hundreds of square kilometres. There are few who fail to be moved by the tranquil beauty of the Delta and its magnificent surrounds. Here you’ll spend our time searching for aquatic antelope, relaxing, and soaking up the unique ambiance of this remarkable environment. You’ll also go ashore on some of the larger islands to stretch your legs and explore. Once you’ve settled into your accommodation, enjoy a spot of high tea, then head off for an afternoon gliding quietly through the wetlands and papyrus-clad waterways in traditional dugout canoes (mokoros) or on a sunset boat cruise. Propelled from the stern by skilled ‘poler’ guides, this trip allow you to sit back and absorb the scenery.

Hotel: Gunn’s Camp or similar, 2 nights

Day 5: Moremi Game Reserve

Your days will generally take the form of a morning and afternoon activity in the wilderness. These are the cooler times of the day when the animals tend to be most active. While there are no guarantees, there is a good chance of spotting giraffe, kudu, impala, baboon, elephant, buffalo, tsessebe, warthog, wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra, hippo and crocodile in the waterways. During the hotter central part of the day you are free to relax on the camp’s open decks or siesta by the pool. The bird life in the area is prolific and a true birders’ paradise. If you’re lucky you might even see the very rare and shy Pel’s Fishing Owl.

Day 6: Okavango Delta

After breakfast and a morning activity, you will leave Gunn’s Camp by small aircraft and fly to Rra Dinare Camp, your next base from which to explore the abundant wildlife and life-sustaining waters of the Okavango Delta. Your unique accommodation is located in a large private concession on the eastern side of the Delta. It overlooks the Gomoti River and has spectacular views of classic flooding of the Okavango across the adjacent seasonal flood plains. The area lies on the far south westerly boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve and offers a true Okavango wilderness experience. This afternoon you’ll have the opportunity for another game activity before dinner. Your activities at Rra Dinare camp include game drives and walks, plus blissful time out on the water in a mokoro

Hotel: Rra Dinare Camp or similar, 2 nights

Day 7: Okavango Delta

Today the morning and afternoon are spent taking in the unspoiled and diverse wilderness of this stunning area, of open plains, riverine forests and mopane woodlands, as well as inland waterway. This area normally receives floods last, therefore, contains some of the closest dry-season watering points for the game that spreads out towards Nxai and Makgadikgadi Pans during the rains. The area has good game viewing all year round due to the abundance of mopane woodlands – a favourite location for animals during the rains and early dry season. Familiar favourites to the region include: Elephant, Buffalo, Giraffe, Kudu, Impala, Hippo, Crocodile, Genet, plus rare Antelope breeds including Roan, Sable & Eland. Further, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dog come down to the riverside to drink and hunt. For those keen on bird-watching, the combination of the wetlands and the drier Acacia and Mopane veldt provide a perfect habitat for a variety of aquatic species including Open Billed Storks, Hammerkops, Egrets, Ibis and forest/savannah dwellers including Raptors, Shrikes, Drongos, Sunbirds and Ground Hornbills among others.

Day 8: Depart Maun

Enjoy breakfast with the group on your final morning before flying to Maun Airport, where our adventure comes to an end.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 11$5,515.00$6,785.00
February: 08, 17$5,515.00$6,785.00
March: 16$5,515.00$6,785.00
April: 11, 22$7,470.00$9,025.00
May: 09, 30$7,470.00$9,025.00
June: 13, 27$7,470.00$9,025.00
July: 11$8,585.00$10,970.00
August: 15, 29$8,585.00$10,970.00
October: 10$8,605.00$10,970.00
November: 07, 26$7,435.00$8,965.00
December: 14$6,420.00$7,180.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & 4WD vehicle, Ferry, Light aircraft, Mokoro, Riverboat
Accommodation:3 nights Comfortable Lodge, 2 nights Permanent tented camp, 2 nights Feature Stay camp
Guide: Local Experienced Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Africa Highlights

Africa Highlights – Welcome to where nature reigns supreme. In between exploring Kruger National Park and Livingstone, you’ll glide through spectacular scenes and wild wildernesses, whether it’s four-wheel driving through the savannah or cruising through the mighty Chobe River. To conclude, the great game parks of East Africa will leave you spellbound.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 01: Arrive Kruger National Park

Fly to Kruger National Park, where we’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy a round of sundowners before dinner.

Hotel: Ngala Safari Lodge or Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, 2 nights

Day 02: Kruger National Park

Rise early today for your morning game drive with experienced local trackers. It’s then back to your magnificent lodge for some time to relax before setting off on another game drive this afternoon. Your day ends with a sumptuous boma dinner under the stars. This majestic setting provides a perfect conclusion to your experience.

Day 03: Kruger National Park, Johannesburg

Fly to Johannesburg, where you will stay in preparation for your river safari.

Hotel: D’Oreale Hotel

Day 04: Chobe River – Embark Zambezi Queen

This morning you will fly to Kasane in Botswana, then travel by coach and boat into Namibia where you will board your riverboat, the Zambezi Queen for two nights.

Cruise: Zambezi Queen, 2 nights

Day 05: Chobe River

Prepare for a superb day of viewing animals on safari boat rides.

Day 06: Disembark Zambezi Queen – Chobe River – Livingstone

This morning, disembark your riverboat and cross the border into Botswana then into Zambia. You will then be transferred to your hotel overlooking the Zambezi River, with direct access to Victoria Falls. Once you’ve checked in, relax at your hotel or take a leisurely walk to the falls.

Hotel: Royal Livingstone Hotel, 2 nights

Day 07: Livingstone

You might like to embark on Chief Mukuni’s Village Cultural Tour then visit the Maramba Market. Alternatively, marvel at the spectacular sight of thundering Victoria Falls from a helicopter flight. Or tour the Zimbabwean side of the falls and enjoy a lunch.

Day 08: Livingstone – Nairobi

Fly to Nairobi where your safari begins.

Hotel: Hemingways Nairobi

Day 09: Nairobi – Ngorongoro Crater

Take a flight to Tanzania and join our waiting 4WD vehicles and continue to your lodge. On arrival, celebrate with a round of drinks, followed by dinner.

Hotel: Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge, 3 nights

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater

Today at the crater, you will stop for a picnic lunch, giving you time to take in the surrounds. Voted as one of the Seven Wonders of Africa, the crater’s high walls are a natural enclosure to vast numbers of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles and lions, so make sure you have your camera ready to capture abundant wildlife.

Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara

Visit a local school and Maasai village, before a barbecue lunch and an optional game drive through Manyara National Park.

Day 12: Olduvai Gorge – Serengeti National Park

Take in the spectacular, expansive views and watch out for wildlife, as you travel to Serengeti National Park. At Olduvai Gorge enjoy a private tour of the earliest evidence of the existence of human ancestors.

Hotel: Four Seasons Safari Lodge or Ole Serai Luxury Camp, 3 nights

Day 13: Serengeti National Park

The plains of Serengeti National Park are home to an incredible amount of animals. Rise early this morning for a game drive. Back at your lodge, enjoy some time to relax. This evening savour another game drive, this time observing animals as they prepare for the night time, before enjoying dinner at your lodge.

Day 14: Serengeti National Park

A third day in the national park illuminates the opportunity to see any animals that you may have missed. You might like to head off in the morning, evening or both to maximise your chances. Otherwise, you might like to relax and enjoy the beautiful setting in the bush.

Day 15: Serengeti National Park – Masai Mara

Board a light aircraft to the Masai Mara. Here, be greeted by 4WD vehicles and head off-road through the savannah on your first game drive. Afterwards, head to your tented camp where you’ll be greeted by sounds of the African bush. Enjoy dinner at your camp before retiring for the evening.

Hotel: Karen Blixen Camp or similar, 3 nights

Day 16: Masai Mara

Wake to the sounds of the African bush. Later, enjoy the sensational Masai Mara on morning and afternoon game drives through the private Mara conservancy. Tonight, raise your glass and celebrate your experience with a round of sundowner drinks.

Day 17: Masai Mara

Today is set aside for game viewing of the Mara Reserve. Otherwise, you might like to spend the day relaxing at camp, or watching resident hippos from your deck. This evening a traditional bush dinner is served within the incredible setting of the Masai Mara.

Day 18: Masai Mara – Nairobi

This morning you will say goodbye to Masai Mara and take a flight to Nairobi. At the end of your day, enjoy a private performance by the Kenyan Boys Choir, with farewell drinks.

Hotel: Hemingways Nairobi

Day 19: Depart Nairobi

After breakfast, your journey concludes. We say goodbye before we transfer you to the airport for your flights.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 31$24,995.00$30,395.00
June: 12, 28$24,995.00$30,395.00
July: 12$24,995.00$30,395.00
August: 07, 09, 21, 23, 28$24,995.00$30,395.00
September: 11, 20$24,995.00$30,395.00
Zambezi Queen upgrade to Master Suite $495.00$695.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 18 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 15 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed vehicles
Flights: Air Ticket: Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - Kasane / Livingstone - Nairobi - Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park - Masai Mara - Nairobi
Accommodation:16 nights accommodation & 2 Night on-board the Zambezi Queen Cruise
Guide: Experienced Travel Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Grand African Journey

Experience a Grand African Journey! Travel the Garden Route, go on safari in Kruger and Chobe National Parks and visit Victoria Falls, before venturing to Kenya and Tanzania for the world’s best wildlife viewing opportunities.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

On arrival in Cape Town, be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception tonight.

Hotel: Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel, 3 nights

Discover the breathtaking Cape Peninsula during a full-day tour. This scenic journey takes you along Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. The most south-westerly tip of Africa, Cape Point is covered in endemic fynbos and home to bays, beaches and rolling green hills and valleys. Stop for a light lunch then watch the penguins totter along the shoreline at Boulders Beach. Continue to historic Simon’s Town for some time to wander at your leisure. Named after Simon Van Der Stel, an early governor of the Dutch settlement, who arrived in the Cape in 1679, Simon’s Town is South Africa’s third oldest settlement. Van Der Stel chose it as a safe alternative to the stormy Cape coast during winter. Tonight, back in Cape Town, partake in the art of African drumming before enjoying a delicious Welcome Dinner of Cape Malay cuisine.

Today begins with a cableway ride to the top of Table Mountain, followed by a city tour. With a free afternoon, perhaps choose from one of our select experiences. Take a ferry ride to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned; enjoy an African Heritage Tour; discover the Constantia Wine Valley; or enjoy the floral displays at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (see page 60 for further details). We’ve left this evening free so you can check out what’s on the menu along the busy V&A Waterfront, which is lined with restaurants, cafes and shops.

Day 4: Cape Town – Oudtshoorn

Travel through the Karoo region onwards to Oudtshoorn. Arrive at your hotel for a dinner of regional produce, including ostrich.

Hotel: Surval Boutique Olive Estate

Today, discover the subterranean formations of the Cango Caves. Come face-to-face with Africa’s enormous flightless birds as you tour an ostrich farm. Enjoy the chance to feed an ostrich by hand and see examples of the bird world’s largest eggs. Then follow the curves of the Garden Route to Knysna. Straddling the southern coast of South Africa, the 300-kilometre-long Garden Route takes its name from the stunning and ecologically diverse vegetation that typifies the region. Travel through grasslands, wetlands, forests and mountainous regions, passing the numerous lagoons, lakes and rivers that dot the coastline. In Knysna, enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.

Hotel: Protea Hotel Knysna Quays, nights

Enjoy a visit to Featherbed Nature Reserve, a pristine piece of paradise on the Western Head of Knysna which is only accessible by ferry. Cross the azure lagoon and be met by a park guide who will take you to the very top of Western Head by 4WD. After, you may like to participate in an optional bush walk.

Continue along the Garden Route. Visit Monkeyland Primate Reserve. Gain first-hand insight into the conservation principles adopted at this sanctuary, which is also the world’s first free roaming multi-species primate sanctuary. Later, continue along the Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park. Then journey through the coastal reserve of Tsitsikamma Forest on the way to Port Elizabeth, one of South Africa’s largest cities. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Hotel: Beach Hotel

Take an included flight to Nelspruit via Johannesburg. Once you’ve touched down in Nelspruit, travel by coach to a private concession of Kruger National Park. Arrive at Shishangeni Private Lodge where you will stay for the next two nights in your own thatched chalet with a private game-viewing deck. Excitement reaches an all-time high as you head out on your first game drive through the lodge’s private concession. Experience the thrill of looking for the wildlife of Africa in one of the nation’s greatest game parks. Enjoy sundowners amidst the African bush before dinner back at your lodge.

Hotel: Shishangeni Private Lodge, 2 nights

During leisure time, perhaps make use of the lodge’s facilities or relax on your private deck. After lunch, an afternoon game drive offers you the chance to spot one, or perhaps all of Africa’s Big Five along with other animals. Your day ends with a traditional outdoor boma dinner, allowing you to dine within an impressive setting under the stars.

Day 10: Kruger National Park – Johannesburg

After breakfast, transfer back to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. With a free afternoon and evening, perhaps take advantage of our select experience. You may like to spend some time exploring Soweto, a city with a tumultuous past and a rich heritage. Visit the Regina Mundi Church, as well as Mandela House Museum to learn about the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Spend the evening relaxing, or perhaps venture out and explore the nearby shops and peruse the restaurants close by.

Hotel: Southern Sun Hyde Park

Take an included flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe where you’ll enjoy a guided walk before being transferred to your hotel on the Zambian side of the falls. Later this evening, enjoy a delicious dinner.

Hotel: AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, 2 nights

Enjoy a day to yourself to explore the area around Victoria Falls. Perhaps revisit the falls at your own pace – it’s just a five minute stroll from your resort. You may even enhance your journey and choose from one of our select experiences. Fly over Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River during a helicopter or microlight flight. Or, choose to take a sunset game-viewing cruise along the Zambezi River.

Day 13: Victoria Falls – Chobe National Park

Cross the border into Botswana and arrive later in the heart of Chobe National Park, home to the largest concentration of game in Africa. As the sun begins to set, head out on a sunset game-viewing cruise through the waterways. This is the best time of the day to see large herds of elephants, as well as a plethora of other animals that flock to the banks of the Chobe River. Later, retreat to your modern bush-style accommodation, which sits at the doorstep of where four African countries meet: Botswana; Namibia; Zimbabwe; and Zambia.

Hotel: Chobe Bush Lodge or upgrade to a suite on a Chobe Princess Safariboat, 2 nights

Day 14: Chobe National Park

Today you will embark upon an enticing game drive adventure through Chobe National Park. Here, ensure you have your camera ready as you delight in the many chances to spot Africa’s famous mammals, thanks to the park’s high density of elephant herds and lion prides. At the end of the day, return to your lodge to enjoy some down time and dinner.

Head to Livingstone once more and take an included flight to Nairobi. This evening, you’ll meet your East African Tour Director, who will provide you with an introduction to the next chapter of your incredible adventure into East Africa.

Hotel: Ole Sereni Hotel

It’s time to explore Kenya. Your first stop is Amboseli National Park. The signature attraction here is spotting hundreds of elephants set to the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro. Bird watchers will also delight in knowing that 370 bird species can be spotted in the area. Arrive at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge in time for lunch. Located in the heart of this world-famous national park, the lodge offers you the perfect base from which to embark on your Kenyan safari. After lunch, you will enjoy an afternoon game drive to look for the Big Five as well as hippos and a variety of water fowl which can be found near the park’s wetlands. Sundowner drinks at Observation Hill rounds out a perfect first game drive in Amboseli National Park. You’ll then return to the lodge to relax and enjoy an expertly prepared dinner.

Hotel: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, 2 nights

Day 17: Amboseli National Park

Wake early then enjoy some tea and a snack in preparation for another exciting day. The morning takes you to a Maasai village where you’ll wander about the homes the Maasai have built with their own hands. Delight in their unique and colourful jewellery and interact with the villagers to learn about their daily life. For this afternoon’s game viewing, your expert game driver/tracker will be on hand to ensure you get the best possible opportunities to see the animals of Kenya. A highlight is the chance to view elephants roaming against the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro. Travelling in such small groups today, you’re able to get up close to this fabulous wildlife show. In between game drives, you’ll return to the lodge to relax and indulge in delicious meals.

Day 18: Amboseli National Park – Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park

It’s onto the next adventure as you take a short flight to Nairobi. Continue by 4WD to Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, situated on a spectacular range of hills that form the western limits of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. You will arrive just in time for lunch. You may also wish to take advantage of the lodge’s beautiful surrounds and embark on a stunning nature walk around the property. The afternoon is all about wildlife spotting, with a game drive. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at your lodge this evening.

Hotel: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, 2 nights

Bound by rocky escarpments and brimming with hordes of animals, a day of game drives at Lake Nakuru National Park offers yet another window into life in Africa’s animal kingdom. On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, this beautiful park will leave you spellbound. This morning, look for awe-inspiring white rhinos around the soda-encrusted lake at the centre of the park. Keep your eyes locked on the grassy plains in search of zebras, buffalo and graceful Rothschild’s giraffes. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a leopard. Return to your lodge for lunch, then it’s another round of game drives to see any animals that may have been hiding in the morning. Later, return to your lodge, where a delicious dinner awaits your taste buds.

Awake to the sounds of the African bush as you prepare to journey to your next destination. Soak up the dramatic landscapes of the Great Rift Valley, which stretches from the Middle East all the way to Mozambique. Onwards, you’ll be greeted by the endless plains of the Masai Mara, a region famous for its big cat population, including leopards, lions and cheetahs. The vast open spaces provide excellent game viewing, which is why this reserve is one of the most well-regarded for wildlife in all of Africa. At certain times of the year, you may see enormous herds of wildebeest, gazelle and zebra travelling to and from the Serengeti in search of food during the seasonal Great Migration. Plus, you can also see the predators who follow them. This afternoon, head out on an exhilarating game drive, noticing how different these landscapes are compared to those you experienced in Southern Africa. At the end of a thrilling day of exploration, perhaps unwind with a drink before sitting down to dinner this evening at your lodge.

Hotel: Fig Tree Camp, 3 nights

Today presents the unique opportunity to experience the Masai Mara from the skies on a magical hot-air balloon ride. There is simply no better view of the vast landscapes. Enjoy breakfast while hearing the sounds of the bush as you get ready to head out on another thrilling game drive. The Masai Mara delivers those quintessential safari scenes of endless grassy plains, peppered with acacia trees and powerful predators who stalk unsuspecting prey. Thanks to your expert game driver/tracker, you’ll enjoy a remarkable morning in the wild on the prowl for wildlife. Return to the lodge for a delicious lunch before a free afternoon gives you the chance to relax and unwind.

Today presents the final opportunity to head out on exciting game drives to tick the final animals off your spotting list. Experience the beauty of an African sunrise and discover the morning rituals of the local wildlife during some tea and a snack ahead of today’s first game drive. Afterwards, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before the rest of the morning at leisure. This afternoon’s game drive, meanwhile, once again brings you plenty of chances to catch a close-up look at the animals that call the expansive grasslands of the Masai Mara home. Delight in a memorable bush dinner this evening and experience the flavours of the region. As you dine under the African night sky, take a moment to reflect on the adventures that have seemed to pass by so quickly with your fellow passengers and Tour Director.

Day 23: Masai Mara – Nairobi – Arusha (Tanzania)

Enjoy your final morning in the Masai Mara, then transfer to the airstrip and board your scheduled flight to Nairobi. From here, you will board a connecting flight to Kilimanjaro Airport, where you will be transferred to your game lodge. Nestled between the Usa River and a wildlife sanctuary, Mount Meru Game Lodge is located in an idyllic location. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your lodge.

Hotel: Mount Meru Game Lodge

Hotel: Ngorongoro Farmhouse

Day 25: Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park

Travel to World Heritage-listed Ngorongoro Crater. Marvel at the lush green scenery as you descend down the high crater walls. Enjoy a picnic lunch and go in search of the unique wildlife that roams this special place. Then take a 4WD out to Oldupai Gorge to explore one of the world’s most important archaeological sites. It’s then onto Serengeti National Park, best known as a host to the epic Great Migration. The park is also famous for its predators who spend their days pursuing impalas, zebras, buffalo, gazelle and more. Arrive at Kati Kati Tented Camp in the central Serengeti. Relax by the campfire before dinner, then retire to your tented room with an ensuite. Situated in an idyllic spot within the rich vegetation, there is no better place to sleep under the African sky.

Hotel: Kati Kati Tented Camp, 2 nights

A full-day of game drives at Serengeti National Park offers a closer look into life in Africa’s animal kingdom, as well as being one of the final opportunities to tick some more animals off your spotting list. In the morning, head out in search of wildlife, armed with your camera ready to capture the wildlife that appears before you. Return to your camp for lunch, then later it’s another round of game spotting with an afternoon game drive. Perhaps spot some of the wildlife who may have been hiding this morning. Afterwards, return to your camp for dinner.

Depart Serengeti National Park for your return flight back to Arusha for the night, where you will savour a Farewell Dinner at your wonderful lodge.

Hotel: Mount Meru Game Lodge

Day 28: Arusha – Kilimanjaro – Depart Nairobi

Sadly, your journey draws to a conclusion. After breakfast, transfer to Nairobi Airport, where you will farewell your new-found friends and Tour Director before boarding your onward flight home.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 20$21,995.00$24,995.00
July: 01, 15$22,695.00$25,695.00
August: 05$22,695.00$25,695.00
August: 19$22,595.00$25,595.00
September: 02, 30$22,595.00$25,595.00
Upgrade to a Chobe Princess Safariboat $435.00$645.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 27 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 19 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed vehicles
Flights: Air Ticket: Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg - Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - Victoria Falls / Livingstone - Nairobi / Amboseli National Park - Nairobi / Masai Mara - Nairobi - Arusha / Serengeti National Park - Arusha
Accommodation:27 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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African Odyssey

Start in Cape Town and end in Nairobi! With the adventure tour African Odyssey, you have a 23 day tour package taking you from Cape Town to Nairobi and through Cape Town, South Africa and 14 other destinations in Africa.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

On arrival in Cape Town, be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception tonight.

Hotel: Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel, 3 nights

Discover the breathtaking Cape Peninsula during a full-day tour. This scenic journey takes you along Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. The most south-westerly tip of Africa, Cape Point is covered in endemic fynbos and home to bays, beaches and rolling green hills and valleys. Stop for a light lunch then watch the penguins totter along the shoreline at Boulders Beach. Continue to historic Simon’s Town for some time to wander at your leisure. Named after Simon Van Der Stel, an early governor of the Dutch settlement, who arrived in the Cape in 1679, Simon’s Town is South Africa’s third oldest settlement. Van Der Stel chose it as a safe alternative to the stormy Cape coast during winter. Tonight, back in Cape Town, partake in the art of African drumming before enjoying a delicious Welcome Dinner of Cape Malay cuisine.

Today begins with a cableway ride to the top of Table Mountain, followed by a city tour. With a free afternoon, perhaps choose from one of our select experiences. Take a ferry ride to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned; enjoy an African Heritage Tour; discover the Constantia Wine Valley; or enjoy the floral displays at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (see page 60 for further details). We’ve left this evening free so you can check out what’s on the menu along the busy V&A Waterfront, which is lined with restaurants, cafes and shops.

Day 4: Cape Town – Oudtshoorn

Travel through the Karoo region onwards to Oudtshoorn. Arrive at your hotel for a dinner of regional produce, including ostrich.

Hotel: Surval Boutique Olive Estate

Today, discover the subterranean formations of the Cango Caves. Come face-to-face with Africa’s enormous flightless birds as you tour an ostrich farm. Enjoy the chance to feed an ostrich by hand and see examples of the bird world’s largest eggs. Then follow the curves of the Garden Route to Knysna. Straddling the southern coast of South Africa, the 300-kilometre-long Garden Route takes its name from the stunning and ecologically diverse vegetation that typifies the region. Travel through grasslands, wetlands, forests and mountainous regions, passing the numerous lagoons, lakes and rivers that dot the coastline. In Knysna, enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.

Hotel: Protea Hotel Knysna Quays, nights

Enjoy a visit to Featherbed Nature Reserve, a pristine piece of paradise on the Western Head of Knysna which is only accessible by ferry. Cross the azure lagoon and be met by a park guide who will take you to the very top of Western Head by 4WD. After, you may like to participate in an optional bush walk.

Continue along the Garden Route. Visit Monkeyland Primate Reserve. Gain first-hand insight into the conservation principles adopted at this sanctuary, which is also the world’s first free roaming multi-species primate sanctuary. Later, continue along the Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park. Then journey through the coastal reserve of Tsitsikamma Forest on the way to Port Elizabeth, one of South Africa’s largest cities. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Hotel: Beach Hotel

Take an included flight to Nelspruit via Johannesburg. Once you’ve touched down in Nelspruit, travel by coach to a private concession of Kruger National Park. Arrive at Shishangeni Private Lodge where you will stay for the next two nights in your own thatched chalet with a private game-viewing deck. Excitement reaches an all-time high as you head out on your first game drive through the lodge’s private concession. Experience the thrill of looking for the wildlife of Africa in one of the nation’s greatest game parks. Enjoy sundowners amidst the African bush before dinner back at your lodge.

Hotel: Shishangeni Private Lodge, 2 nights

During leisure time, perhaps make use of the lodge’s facilities or relax on your private deck. After lunch, an afternoon game drive offers you the chance to spot one, or perhaps all of Africa’s Big Five along with other animals. Your day ends with a traditional outdoor boma dinner, allowing you to dine within an impressive setting under the stars.

Day 10: Kruger National Park – Johannesburg

After breakfast, transfer back to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. With a free afternoon and evening, perhaps take advantage of our select experience. You may like to spend some time exploring Soweto, a city with a tumultuous past and a rich heritage. Visit the Regina Mundi Church, as well as Mandela House Museum to learn about the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Spend the evening relaxing, or perhaps venture out and explore the nearby shops and peruse the restaurants close by.

Hotel: Southern Sun Hyde Park

Take an included flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe where you’ll enjoy a guided walk before being transferred to your hotel on the Zambian side of the falls. Later this evening, enjoy a delicious dinner.

Hotel: AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, 2 nights

Enjoy a day to yourself to explore the area around Victoria Falls. Perhaps revisit the falls at your own pace – it’s just a five minute stroll from your resort. You may even enhance your journey and choose from one of our select experiences. Fly over Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River during a helicopter or microlight flight. Or, choose to take a sunset game-viewing cruise along the Zambezi River.

Day 13: Victoria Falls – Chobe National Park

Cross the border into Botswana and arrive later in the heart of Chobe National Park, home to the largest concentration of game in Africa. As the sun begins to set, head out on a sunset game-viewing cruise through the waterways. This is the best time of the day to see large herds of elephants, as well as a plethora of other animals that flock to the banks of the Chobe River. Later, retreat to your modern bush-style accommodation, which sits at the doorstep of where four African countries meet: Botswana; Namibia; Zimbabwe; and Zambia.

Hotel: Chobe Bush Lodge or upgrade to a suite on a Chobe Princess Safariboat, 2 nights

Day 14: Chobe National Park

Today you will embark upon an enticing game drive adventure through Chobe National Park. Here, ensure you have your camera ready as you delight in the many chances to spot Africa’s famous mammals, thanks to the park’s high density of elephant herds and lion prides. At the end of the day, return to your lodge to enjoy some down time and dinner.

Head to Livingstone once more and take an included flight to Nairobi. This evening, you’ll meet your East African Tour Director, who will provide you with an introduction to the next chapter of your incredible adventure into East Africa.

Hotel: Ole Sereni Hotel

It’s time to explore Kenya. Your first stop is Amboseli National Park. The signature attraction here is spotting hundreds of elephants set to the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro. Bird watchers will also delight in knowing that 370 bird species can be spotted in the area. Arrive at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge in time for lunch. Located in the heart of this world-famous national park, the lodge offers you the perfect base from which to embark on your Kenyan safari. After lunch, you will enjoy an afternoon game drive to look for the Big Five as well as hippos and a variety of water fowl which can be found near the park’s wetlands. Sundowner drinks at Observation Hill rounds out a perfect first game drive in Amboseli National Park. You’ll then return to the lodge to relax and enjoy an expertly prepared dinner.

Hotel: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, 2 nights

Day 17: Amboseli National Park

Wake early then enjoy some tea and a snack in preparation for another exciting day. The morning takes you to a Maasai village where you’ll wander about the homes the Maasai have built with their own hands. Delight in their unique and colourful jewellery and interact with the villagers to learn about their daily life. For this afternoon’s game viewing, your expert game driver/tracker will be on hand to ensure you get the best possible opportunities to see the animals of Kenya. A highlight is the chance to view elephants roaming against the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro. Travelling in such small groups today, you’re able to get up close to this fabulous wildlife show. In between game drives, you’ll return to the lodge to relax and indulge in delicious meals.

Day 18: Amboseli National Park – Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park

It’s onto the next adventure as you take a short flight to Nairobi. Continue by 4WD to Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, situated on a spectacular range of hills that form the western limits of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. You will arrive just in time for lunch. You may also wish to take advantage of the lodge’s beautiful surrounds and embark on a stunning nature walk around the property. The afternoon is all about wildlife spotting, with a game drive. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at your lodge this evening.

Hotel: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, 2 nights

Bound by rocky escarpments and brimming with hordes of animals, a day of game drives at Lake Nakuru National Park offers yet another window into life in Africa’s animal kingdom. On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, this beautiful park will leave you spellbound. This morning, look for awe-inspiring white rhinos around the soda-encrusted lake at the centre of the park. Keep your eyes locked on the grassy plains in search of zebras, buffalo and graceful Rothschild’s giraffes. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a leopard. Return to your lodge for lunch, then it’s another round of game drives to see any animals that may have been hiding in the morning. Later, return to your lodge, where a delicious dinner awaits your taste buds.

Awake to the sounds of the African bush as you prepare to journey to your next destination. Soak up the dramatic landscapes of the Great Rift Valley, which stretches from the Middle East all the way to Mozambique. Onwards, you’ll be greeted by the endless plains of the Masai Mara, a region famous for its big cat population, including leopards, lions and cheetahs. The vast open spaces provide excellent game viewing, which is why this reserve is one of the most well-regarded for wildlife in all of Africa. At certain times of the year, you may see enormous herds of wildebeest, gazelle and zebra travelling to and from the Serengeti in search of food during the seasonal Great Migration. Plus, you can also see the predators who follow them. This afternoon, head out on an exhilarating game drive, noticing how different these landscapes are compared to those you experienced in Southern Africa. At the end of a thrilling day of exploration, perhaps unwind with a drink before sitting down to dinner this evening at your lodge.

Hotel: Fig Tree Camp, 3 nights

Today presents the unique opportunity to experience the Masai Mara from the skies on a magical hot-air balloon ride. There is simply no better view of the vast landscapes. Enjoy breakfast while hearing the sounds of the bush as you get ready to head out on another thrilling game drive. The Masai Mara delivers those quintessential safari scenes of endless grassy plains, peppered with acacia trees and powerful predators who stalk unsuspecting prey. Thanks to your expert game driver/tracker, you’ll enjoy a remarkable morning in the wild on the prowl for wildlife. Return to the lodge for a delicious lunch before a free afternoon gives you the chance to relax and unwind.

Today presents the final opportunity to head out on exciting game drives to tick the final animals off your spotting list. Experience the beauty of an African sunrise and discover the morning rituals of the local wildlife during some tea and a snack ahead of today’s first game drive. Afterwards, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before the rest of the morning at leisure. This afternoon’s game drive, meanwhile, once again brings you plenty of chances to catch a close-up look at the animals that call the expansive grasslands of the Masai Mara home. Delight in a memorable bush dinner this evening and experience the flavours of the region. As you dine under the African night sky, take a moment to reflect on the adventures that have seemed to pass by so quickly with your fellow passengers and Tour Director.

Day 23: Masai Mara – Depart Nairobi

On your final morning in the Masai Mara, transfer to the airstrip and board your scheduled flight to Nairobi. From here, you’ll board your onward flight home.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 20$17,295.00$19,995.00
July: 01, 15$17,995.00$20,695.00
August: 05$17,995.00$20,695.00
August: 19$17,795.00$20,495.00
September: 02, 30$17,795.00$20,495.00
Upgrade to a Chobe Princess Safariboat $435.00$645.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 22 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 14 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed vehicles
Flights: Air Ticket: Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg - Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - Victoria Falls / Livingstone - Nairobi / Amboseli National Park - Nairobi / Masai Mara - Nairobi
Accommodation:22 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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African Waterways

This inspiring journey takes a privileged look at two pristine parts of Africa – the Okavango Delta and the Chobe National Park, which has one of the largest concentrations of game on the continent. The wildlife in Botswana is prolific and the landscapes diverse and dramatic. Game viewing is offered by 4WD vehicle, boat and sometimes on foot. The companionship of outstanding safari guides combined with the privacy of luxurious Sanctuary Retreats’ Lodges & Camps delivers an unforgettable safari experience.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Kasane – Chobe National Park

A warm A&K welcome to Botswana on arrival at Kasane airport. Transfer to your lodge in nearby Chobe National Park, Botswana’s second largest, famous for its massive herds of elephant and buffalo.

Hotel: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, 2 nights

Day 2: Chobe National Park

Today enjoy a morning game drive traversing the park’s diverse landscapes, getting up close to elephants, hippo, buffalo, puku and other animals that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. Lion and leopard are also found in the area. This afternoon take a boat safari on the river watching elephants as they come down to drink and bathe, and hippos grazing. Enjoy sundowners as the sun sets.

Day 3: Chobe National Park – Okavango Delta

Travel by light aircraft from Kasane into the heart of the Okavango Delta. Settle in before your afternoon safari adventure by mokoro (seasonal), 4WD or on foot.

Hotel: Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp or Sanctuary Baines’ Camp, 2 nights

Day 4: Okavango Delta

Today, a rare and unforgettable experience awaits. Join handler Doug and his semi-habituated elephants, Jabu and Morula, for a once in a lifetime experience. You’ll spend a morning with these gentle pachyderms on their daily forage. By participating in this activity you are supporting the Living with Elephants Foundation, a Botswana registered non-profit organisation. Later take a game drive on the grassy plains, glide along the waterways by mokoro (seasonal), or take a guided safari walk.  

Day 5: Okavango Delta

Fly onwards by light aircraft to the newly refurbished Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, in the world renowned Mombo Concession, Africa’s “predator capital”. Game viewing here is outstanding with the Big Five a highlight.

Hotel: Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, 3 nights

Days 6 & 7: Okavango Delta

Further explore the Delta, experiencing the exceptional wildlife by 4WD with an expert safari guide or a mokoro ride through the waterways (in season). There are good opportunities to see rhino, leopard, giraffe, elephant, buffalo, zebra, antelope – and for the keen birder, a wonderful variety of avian species. Back in camp, relax by your plunge pool, indulge in a safari spa treatment or simply soak up the views from your deck or from the bar.

Day 8: Depart Okavango

Fly by light aircraft to Maun where your safari ends. 

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Kasane daily
Low SeasonFrom $9,301.00Price on Application
High SeasonFrom $23,456.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers, 4WD vehicle & Light aircraft
Accommodation:7 nights accommodation
Guide: Local Experienced Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Elegant Botswana

Botswana is a wild and beautiful country, offering a true African Wilderness Experience. On this safari, we have packaged our favourite camps to offer you the most diverse and spectacular safari in one of Africa’s remaining wilderness areas.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Days 1 & 2: Victoria Falls

On arrival, transfer to Victoria Falls Safari Club for two nights accommodation including breakfast daily. Time is at leisure to enjoy all the facilities and activities available at the lodge. During your stay you will have included 2 x dinners, 1 x lunch, tour of the falls and a sunset cruise.

Hotel: Victoria Falls Safari Club , 2 nights

Days 3, 4 & 5: Chobe National Park

Check out and transfer by road, crossing the border into Botswana for arrival at Chobe Chilwero Lodge for three nights accommodation, including all meals, drinks, park fees, laundry and game activities. Enjoy safaris in this area by boat and open safari vehicle. Sitting above the Chobe River, the lodge offers panoramic views across the islands and floodplains. This is an incredibly luxurious lodge with just 15 guest cottages, as well as the only full spa on the Botswana safari circuit. Relax in the swimming pool, unwind at the spa and enjoy the cuisine on offer at the lodge

Hotel: Chobe Chilwero Lodge, 3 nights

Days 6 & 7: Okavango Delta

Transfer to Kasane airport for your light aircraft transfer into the Okavango Delta for a 2 night stay at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp, including all meals, drinks, park fees, laundry and
game activities. This classic tented camp located on a private concession in the Okavango Delta, offers varied game viewing experiences, as well as our unique elephant interaction. The camp’s location means walking safaris, night drives and seasonal mokoro excursions are offered.

Hotel: Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp, 3 nights

Days 8 & 9: Moremi Game Reserve

Transfer to the airstrip for a light aircraft transfer to the ultra luxurious Chief’s Camp for two nights accommodation, including all meals, drinks, park fees, laundry and game activities. Enjoy safaris in this area on foot and in open vehicles. Located in the Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve— “Predator Capital of Africa”— this lodge offers the ultimate wildlife experience.

Hotel: Chief’s Camp, 2 nights

Day 10: Maun

Depart on your light aircraft flight to Maun.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Victoria Falls
01 January – 31 DecemberFrom USD $6,490.00 - USD $14,185.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: All meals - except 1 x lunch at Victoria Falls
Transport: Airport transfers, All charter flights & Custom-designed 4WD vehicles
Charter Flight: Charter: Maun - Sanctuary Stanley's Camp - Sanctuary Chief's Camp - Kasane
Accommodation:9 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Local Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance / Park fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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