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

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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