Wilds of Africa
Discover Eastern Africa’s marvelous game parks on this Wilds of Africa journey. See the Chobe & Kruger National Parks, visit a Maasai Village & join 14 game drives.
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Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg – Kruger National Park
From Johannesburg, fly to Kruger National Park. Be whisked away to Shishangeni Private Lodge, a private concession in the national park. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner later this evening.
Hotel: Shishangeni Private Lodge, 2 nights
Day 2: Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park is the perfect place to look for the Big Five as well as a host of smaller mammals. A morning game drive is the optimum time to spot some of Africa’s most iconic creatures. The sun is yet to reach its peak, the temperature is still cool and animals are very active. Return to your lodge for breakfast before some time at leisure. After lunch, enjoy the chance to head out into the bush with a guide. Keep on the lookout for slumbering lions and Cape Buffalo grazing. After morning and afternoon game drives, toast to the day’s game sightings while taking in the sunset with a drink in hand, before enjoying an authentic outdoor boma dinner beneath the starlit sky.
Day 3: Kruger National Park, Johannesburg
Are you ready for even more wildlife watching? A morning game drive will give you yet another chance to scour the park’s diverse landscapes for wildlife. You’ll then fly back to Johannesburg. With an afternoon at leisure, perhaps spend time exploring Soweto, the hometown of Nelson Mandela. Spend the evening relaxing at your hotel.
After morning and afternoon game drives, toast to the day’s game sightings while taking in the sunset with a drink in hand, before enjoying an authentic outdoor boma dinner beneath the starlit sky.Southern Sun Hyde Park
Day 4: Johannesburg – Victoria Falls – Livingstone
After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your included flight to Victoria Falls. On arrival, head to the World Heritage-listed falls where a local guide will reveal to you the wonders of the Zimbabwean side of this natural spectacle. This side of the falls is home to the Victoria Falls Rainforest – the only place on Earth where it rains all day and night thanks to its proximity to the falls. Perhaps glimpse the unique flora and fauna that thrive here. Afterwards, cross over to the Zambian side, where you’ll check in to your resort. This afternoon, perhaps wander the immaculate grounds and meet the resident zebras and giraffes that roam the resort, or take the short stroll to the Victoria Falls Lookout.
Hotel: AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, 3 nights
Day 5: Victoria Falls
Today is dedicated to exploring Victoria Falls from every angle. During your free day, perhaps enjoy a helicopter or microlight flight, taking in the vast expanse of the falls from the sky. Or, head out on a sunset cruise along the Zambezi, keeping an eye out for wildlife along the way.
Day 6: Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park – Livingstone
Savour breakfast at your hotel before crossing the Zambezi River by ferry into Botswana and onwards to renowned Chobe National Park for a game drive. Following lunch, take a cruise along the Chobe River and spot wildlife from a new perspective. Return to Livingstone.
Day 7: Livingstone – Nairobi
Fly to Nairobi, the beating heart of East Africa. Tonight, enjoy dinner at one of the four restaurants at your hotel (own expense).
Hotel: Ole Sereni Hotel
Day 8: Nairobi – Serengeti National Park
Hotel: Kati Kati Tented Camp, 3 nights
Day 9: Serengeti National Park
A full-day of game drives at Serengeti National Park offers yet another window into life in Africa’s animal kingdom. In the morning, head out in search of wildlife, armed with your camera ready to capture the wildlife that appears before you. The Serengeti is famous for its predators who spend their days pursuing impalas, zebras, buffalo, gazelle and more. Return to your camp for lunch before another round of game spotting. The day draws to a conclusion with dinner this evening.
Day 10: Serengeti National Park
From an elusive leopard lazing in the shade of a tree, to a braying zebra, trumpeting elephant and chuffing lion, enjoy a further chance to commit to memory all the sights and sounds of the African savannah.
Day 11: Serengeti National Park – Masai Mara
Leave the Serengeti behind and take to the skies, where you’ll enjoy aerial sightseeing en route to the endless rolling plains of the Masai Mara. 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. Upon touching down, keep an eye out for elephant herds and towering giraffes. This afternoon, head out on a game drive, noticing the unique landscapes to those in Southern Africa and Tanzania.
Hotel: Fig Tree Camp, 3 nights
Day 12: Masai Mara
Rise early to discover the morning rituals of some of Africa’s world-renowned wildlife. The Masai Mara delivers those quintessential safari scenes of powerful predators who stalk unsuspecting prey. Thanks to your expert game driver/tracker, you’ll enjoy a remarkable morning on the prowl for wildlife. Afterwards, enjoy a Maasaj Village visit and meet the locals.
Day 13: Masai Mara
Today presents the unique opportunity to experience the Masai Mara from the skies on a magical hot-air balloon ride. This evening delight in an incredible bush Farewell Dinner underneath the African night sky, a perfect end to your journey.
Day 14: Masai Mara – Depart Nairobi
Transfer to the airstrip after breakfast and fly to Nairobi where your tour comes to an end.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|Meals:||13 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners|
|Transport:||Airport Transfers & 4x4 Safari Vehicle|
|Flights:||Air Ticket: Johannesburg - Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - Livingstone - Nairobi - Serengeti National Park - Masai Mara - Nairobi|
|Accommodation:||13 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||Services of a Travelmarvel 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.