Ultimate African Expedition

28 Days
Cape Town to Nairobi
From (NZD)
$ 25,570
$ 24,570
Dates & Pricing

2020 Cape Town > Nairobi

A tapestry of landmark moments

Africa is larger than your imagination can even conceive – and not simply large in size, but also in the splendour of its icons, and the magnificence of its landscapes.
In exploring Southern and East Africa on this journey, you’ll encounter many of its most awe-inspiring landmarks. View the sublime Table Mountain, even more spectacular if you’re fortunate enough to see it when clouds are draping gently over it. Marvel at breathtaking Victoria Falls, where white rapids plunge a hundred metres into the waters below. Explore the continent’s greatest national parks – Kruger, Chobe, Masai Mara and Amboseli – and visit tribal villages where you’ll meet people and cultures pivotal to the region and its history.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
SZCK
Duration:
28 days
Departure City:
Cape Town
Return City:
Nairobi

Selected Itinerary

28 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Cape Town

    Welcome to wonderful Cape Town. Enjoy an exclusive three night Special Stay, with spectacular views of the waterfront and Table Mountain. Tonight, meet your Tour Director for a welcome drink and dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Cape Town

    Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for wondrous 360 degree views.

    Freechoice

    Treat yourself to a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit history-rich Robben Island, or opt for a township tour or a Harley Davidson™ ride.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Cape Town

    Journey along the Atlantic coastline to Cape Point, stop at the Cape of Good Hope and visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Cape Town > Oudtshoorn

    Semi-desert scenery awaits en route to Oudtshoorn. Later, discover the underground chambers at the Cango Caves before staying overnight in Oudtshoorn.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Oudtshoorn > Knysna

    Learn about Africa’s largest bird at a local ostrich farm, then head to Knysna on the Garden Route. Enjoy a scenic cruise with expert commentary on the region’s flora and fauna, before staying overnight at your hotel in Knysna.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Port Elizabeth > Durban

    Travel the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth before boarding your flight to Durban. Enjoy a two night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Durban

    Discover the beachside town of Durban, famous for its Indian and colonial influences. This afternoon indulge in a delicious high tea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Hluhluwe > Ghost Mountain

    The Dolphin Coast region of Natal has a sea of sugarcane fields. Enter Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, renowned for its rhino conservation program. Later, begin your overnight stay at the foot of Zululand’s legendary Ghost Mountain.

    Enrich

    Be treated to a mesmerising display of traditional Zulu dancing, complete with dramatic local drumming.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Ghost Mountain > Kingdom of eSwatini

    Arrive in the tiny Kingdom of eSwatini. Journey through the magnificent valleys of Big Bend to your resort, nestled within an idyllic Botanical Garden, for an overnight stay. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the magnificent garden.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Kingdom of eSwatini > Kruger National Park

    The famous Kruger National Park borders Mozambique and stretches an impressive 450 kilometres. You’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay at Lion Sands River Lodge, Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge or Lion Sands Kruger Lodge, on a private concession within the park. The Sabie River flows through the park and its bushland is home to the highest recorded concentration of leopards in Africa. Take a game drive in an open safari vehicle this afternoon and look out for the Big Five.

    Sundowners

    At the end of your afternoon game drive, partake in one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions – Sundowner drinks.

    Take in the ambience over dinner at your lodge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Kruger National Park

    Limitless game viewing possibilities await as you traverse Kruger National Park in specially adapted Land Rovers to track the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

    Enrich

    Enjoy a fascinating lecture from an expert ranger on Africa’s big game.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Panorama Route > Johannesburg

    Travel the magnificent Panorama Route on the way to Johannesburg. View Blyde River Canyon and later check into your hotel for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Johannesburg

    Enrich

    Explore Soweto with your local guide and visit Nelson Mandela’s house. Learn about 20th century South Africa at your visit to the Apartheid Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Johannesburg > Victoria Falls

    Board your flight to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The world’s largest sheet of falling water rises 108 metres high and spans a gorge carved out of a flat plateau. Check into your marvellously colonial hotel for your three night Special Stay.

    Sundowners

    Enjoy a special Zambezi River Sundowners cruise and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks, drink in hand.

    Tonight’s outdoor dinner features a display of traditional dancing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Chobe National Park

    Large concentrations of big game call Chobe National Park home. Embark on a game drive along the shoreline, where predators often come for water. Later, enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River, home to huge herds of elephants and buffalo. Large pods of hippo and giraffe families inhabit the banks and woodlands.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  16. Day 16 - Victoria Falls

    Optional Helicopter Flight - Enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. See page 95 for details (additional expense, please book on tour).

    Enrich

    Visit a typical Zimbabwean village for insights into traditional tribal life and meet the elephants during your visit to the elephant sanctuary.

    Later, witness the power of Victoria Falls with a tour from the Zimbabwean side of the worlds largest waterfall. Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone Restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Victoria Falls > Nairobi

    Fly to Nairobi and transfer to your elegant hotel for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - Nairobi

    Start your day with an encounter with a giraffe and learn about these endangered animals before reliving the romance of the movie Out of Africa during a visit to Karen Blixen’s home. Later, travel
    to Kiambethu Tea Farm, wander through the tea fields and hear the stories of the first commercially grown tea in Kenya.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose to dine at the Carnivore Restaurant, famous for a wide variety of roasted meats on a traditional Maasai sword over a fire pit, or relax over dinner at Café Maghreb located at your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Nairobi > Amboseli National Park

    Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world, commands the horizon as you approach Amboseli National Park. Massive herds of elephants migrate across dry plains, linking swamps with open pastures. On your game drives today and tomorrow, cheetahs and prides of lions can often be seen stalking the plains. Your lodge, your home for two nights, is situated beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Amboseli National Park

    Go in search of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives.

    Sundowners

    Climb to the top of Observation Hill and gaze at the sunset over Amboseli National Park, drink in hand.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Amboseli National Park > Mount Kenya

    Journey north to the foothills of Mt Kenya and arrive at your hotel for a wonderful two night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Mount Kenya:

    Freechoice

    Travel to Ol Pejeta Conservancy and visit a sanctuary for chimpanzees. Alternatively, enjoy a bird walk or perhaps a round of golf (9 holes).

    Enrich

    Partake in a symbolic Equator ceremony with tribal music and dancing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Mount Kenya > Lake Nakuru National Park

    The shallow alkaline lake near the town of Nakuru is home to flamingos, pelicans and other birds. Enjoy a two night stay at your lodge, overlooking the lake. Take game drives in search of Black and White Rhino, giraffe and many other species.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Lake Nakuru

    Enrich

    Visit the Lake Nakuru Orphanage Centre, established by an Australian family, and enjoy lunch.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Lake Nakuru > Masai Mara National Reserve

    The Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals and over 400 species of birds. The annual Great Migration from July to September attracts over a million wildebeest, zebra and impala, a phenomenon that has to be seen to be appreciated. Spend three nights in the reserve at the Sarova Mara Camp.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Masai Mara National Reserve

    Game drives through the Masai Mara encompass all types of animals, from lion, cheetah and leopard, to vast herds of antelope and zebra. During migration season, your game rangers will give you the chance to see the crossings at the Mara River, renowned for its crocodiles.

    Enrich

    Visit a Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture, and their close association with the wild animals.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Masai Mara National Reserve

    Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight -  Experience the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon.
    Enquire for details (additional expense, please book on tour).

    Enrich

    Join the chefs at Sarova Mara Lodge for an African cooking class.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Masai Mara National Reserve > Nairobi

    Enrich

    Enjoy an exclusive farewell bush breakfast on the open plains of the Masai Mara.

    Board your light aircraft for a scenic flight over the reserve to Nairobi airport, where you will bid farewell to your new found friends. Please book flight to depart from Nairobi after 4pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Indulge in your two night stay at The Oyster Box, one of South Africa’s leading hotels
  • Experience the excitement of a game drive in search of the Big Five
  • Feel the spray of the water from Victoria Falls while enjoying your guided tour
  • Meet a traditional Maasai warrior as part of your visit to a Maasai village
  • Travel along South Africa’s famous Garden Route

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Fully escorted group touring
  • 9 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 11 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 3 Scenic Sundowners events
  • 5 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Private concession game reserves
  • 61 meals – 27 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 21 dinners (D)
  • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local and safari guides
  • All internal flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability