Best of Africa ... Kenya, Victoria Falls, South Africa !
Best of Kenya, Victoria Falls & South Africa
Whether you're watching the eternal dance of predator and prey, mingling with a mighty herd of elephants or sleeping under luxury canvas while a lion roars the savannah's unrest, a safari in Eastern & Southern Africa is the experience of a lifetime.
Having said that, there are some important considerations to guide your preparations. These include choosing the best season, deciding what type of safari you'd like to undertake and where, and selecting the right Safari services in each country to give you just the right experience ... Allow us to help you with it !
Africa is home to the last great populations of charismatic megafauna on the planet, but there are differences from one region to the next. East and Southern Africa offer particularly rich wildlife experiences, while looking for wildlife in West Africa has the quality of a treasure hunt.
From the spectacular wildebeest migrations across the Masai Mara to the elephants of Amboseli, from the millions of flamingos in the Rift Valley Lakes to Lions of Kruger, East & South Africa offers an amazing range of safari opportunities.
However, don’t be tempted to fit too much into your itinerary. Distances between parks in East Africa are great, and moving too quickly from park to park is likely to leave you tired and unsatisfied.
Instead, try to stay at just one or two parks, exploring them in depth and taking advantage of nearby cultural and walking opportunities. If you thought that East Africa was safari wonderland, prepare yourself for an equally enticing sweetie shop in Southern Africa. South Africa alone has close to 600 national parks and reserves, many featuring wildlife, although others are primarily wilderness sanctuaries or hiking areas.
We are pleased to present here the best of Africa covering Kenya, South Africa & glorious water falls at Victoria !
Embark on a journey that has it all ... abundance of wildlife interface at Masai Mara, Kruger & other locations, beauty of cape town, leisure activities of Sun City, Charming experiences around Garden Route and exilarating Victoria Falls !
- Day 1
Arrival Nairobi / Safari briefing
Upon arrival at Nairobi, meet our team outside the arrival halls, transfer to the Hotel for check-in
East Africa's most cosmopolitan city, Nairobi is Kenya's beating heart, an exciting, maddening concrete jungle that jarringly counterpoints the untrammelled natural beauty to be found elsewhere in the country.
Nairobi's polarising character ensures that the city is reviled and loved in equal measure, and even those who love it might well admit that it's the kind of place many rave about only once they're away from it. For those who call it home, the city's charms include a vibrant cultural life, fabulous places to eat and exciting nightlife. Its detractors point to its horrendous traffic, poor safety levels ('Nairobbery' is a common expat nickname) and its less-than-gorgeous appearance.
However, with a fabulous national park on its doorstep, some wildlife-centric attractions, the excellent National Museum and a series of quirky sights, Nairobi's reality – like that of so many places with a bad reputation – will often come as a pleasant surprise.
Safari briefing during the day
Time permitting, embark on a short sightseeing trip visiting ... David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center, and Karen Blixen Museum
Experience three top Nairobi destinations on a half-day tour of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Giraffe Manor and the Karen Blixen Museum that includes door-to-door transport from your hotel.
Making the most of limited time in the city, explore wildlife, conservation, and history: visit an elephant orphanage, feed giraffes, and enjoy views of the Ngong Hills from Blixen’s beautifully preserved home.
Overnight at Nairobi
- Day 2
Nairobi to Masai Mara / Game Drive
After breakfast, depart for the Masai Mara National Reserve
Dream of Africa and chances are that you dream of the Masai Mara !
This huge expanse of gently rolling grassland – specked with flat-topped acacia trees and trampled by massive herds of zebras and wildebeest – is the ultimate African cliché. But for once the reality lives up to the image and the Masai Mara, which comprises not just the famous reserve but also around a dozen community conservancies, several group ranches and numerous Maasai villages, is for many people not just the highlight of their Kenyan adventure but the very reason they came in the first place.
Upon arrival at the Camp, Check-in and Lunch
Afternoon game drive in the reserve
Maasai Mara National Reserve offers wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. The reserve has a rich bird life. Explore the plains and rolling hills for a chance to spot the elephant, black-manned lion, leopard, buffalo, cheetah and diverse species of hoofed mammals.
Dinner and overnight at Masai Mara
- Day 3
Masai Mara / Game Drives
Morning and afternoon game drives at Masai Mara
Full day spent game-viewing in the reserve. Explore the plains and rolling hills for a chance to spot the images of your dreams ranging from beautiful scenery to fascinating views of wildlife, in a natural habitat
All Meals and overnight at Masai Mara
- Day 4
Masai Mare to Lake Nakuru / Game Drive
After breakfast, departure to the Rift Valley and Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru is among Kenya's finest national parks. Flanked by rocky escarpments, pockets of acacia forest and at least one waterfall, the park is gorgeous year-round and is home to both black and white rhinos, lions, leopards, hippos and endangered Rothschild's giraffes.
Rising water levels in 2014 forced the park's famous flamingos to flee (although a small number had returned at the time of research), and the lake is now hauntingly surrounded by drowned trees.
The southern end of the lake is the best place to see wildlife. The forested area below Flamingo Hill is a favourite lion-spotting point – lionesses love to sleep in the trees – while leopards frequent the same area
Arrive at the Game Lodge, Check-in and lunch
Afternoon game drive in the park
Lake Nakuru National Park famous for its rich bird life and abundant game. Lake Nakuru is one of the alkaline Rift Valley lakes and a fantastic bird sanctuary, its shores populated aquatic birds. The famous ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson defined it as "the greatest bird spectacle on earth”. Other wild animals found in this park include the Rhino, Lion, Cheetah and the most elusive of the cats, the Leopard.
Lake Nakuru is an ornithologist’s paradise with over 400 recorded species of birds. Around the lake one can find flamingos, a wide range of waders including avocet, while large rafts of pelicans can also be seen sweeping the water in unison.
This park is host to over 450 species of birds and it is possible to spot many without moving from your own balcony. But of all the birds which consider this park their home, none is more spectacular or more awe-inspiring or unforgettable, than the great mass of pink flamingos which ring the lake, constantly fluttering and flying about, feeding on the algae in these rich alkaline waters. This is home for the largest flamingo population in the world and, every year after the long rains (April/May), the flamingos perform a mating dance - a seemingly orchestrated spectacle which is a truly amazing to watch.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru
- Day 5
Lake Nakuru to Mount Kenya
After breakfast, depart to Mount Kenya Region and the Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Enroute visit Equator ... The Equator usually refers to an imaginary line on the Earth’s surface equidistant from the North Pole and South Pole, dividing the Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere.
Later continue drive to Mount Kenya
Africa’s second-highest mountain might just be its most beautiful. Here, mere minutes from the equator, glaciers carve out the throne of Ngai, the old high god of the Kikuyu. To this day the tribe keeps its doors open to the face of the sacred mountain, and some still come to its lower slopes to offer prayers. Besides being venerated by the Kikuyu, Mt Kenya and Mt Kenya National Park have the rare honour of being both a Unesco World Heritage Site and a Unesco Biosphere Reserve.
The highest peaks of Batian (5199m) and Nelion (5188m) can only be reached by mountaineers with technical skills, but Point Lenana (4985m), the third-highest peak, can be reached by trekkers and is the usual goal for most mortals. When the clouds part, the views are simply magnificent.
Upon arrival at the Camp / Hotel, check-in and lunch
Afternoon game drive in the Conservancy and visit to the Chimpanzee
Later game drive at Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 364sq km wildlife conservancy situated between the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares and its game-to-area ratio tops the Kenyan park and reserve league. Ol Pejeta has over 10000 large mammals and it is the only park where the big 5 and chimpanzees can be seen. It is also where the fastest growing population of rhino in Africa can be found. There are southern white rhino, about 80 endangered black rhino and in a special sanctuary there are two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino.
Dinner and overnight at Mount Kenya
- Day 6
Mount Kenya to Nairobi
Early morning game drive
After breakfast and departure to Nairobi
Upon arrival at Nairobi, lunch at a pre-selected restaurant
Later a short cultural tour of Nairobi
Discover some of Kenya’s diverse cultures without leaving Nairobi on a full-day tour that includes a kazuri bead factory, Matbronze Wildlife Art, the Bomas of Kenya, and the Maasai Market. Traveling across the city with a local driver takes the hassle and stress out of exploring Nairobi, and you’ll get a great introduction to cultures from across the country, from art and artisans to traditional life.
Later transfer to hotel close to airport for Check-in and overnight at Nairobi
- Day 7
Nairobi to Victoria Falls / Cruise on the Falls
Morning transfer to airport for your flight to Victoria Falls
Taking its place alongside the Pyramids and the Serengeti, Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya – the ‘smoke that thunders’) is one of Africa’s original blockbusters. And although Zimbabwe and Zambia share it, Victoria Falls is a place all of its own.
As a magnet for tourists of all descriptions – backpackers, tour groups, thrill seekers, families, honeymooners – Victoria Falls is one of Earth’s great spectacles. View it directly as a raging mile-long curtain of water, in all its glory, from a helicopter ride or peek precariously over its edge from Devil's Pools; the sheer power and force of the falls is something that simply does not disappoint.
Whether you’re here purely to take in the sight of a natural wonder of the world, or for a serious hit of adrenalin via rafting or bungee jumping into the Zambezi, Victoria Falls is a place where you're sure to tick off numerous items from that bucket list.
Upon arrival, meet & greet by our representative & transfer to hotel for check in
Afternoon at leisure to relish the view of falls from your hotel
Later in the evening, Zambezi Explorer Sunset Cruise
The Zambezi Explorer Cruise Company offers Sunset Cruises in Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River. The Zambezi Explorer Cruise Company strives to provide their guests with the best cruising experience on the Zambezi River through unparalleled service on board our four luxury vessel. With a fantastic hospitality team including our executive chef, barmen and host, our guests are taken on a luxury adventure in comfort and style. All that’s left to do is sit back, relax and enjoy Zambezi style gourmet cuisine, excellent service and the spectacular scenery.
Cruise leaves from the Zambezi River Cruise Terminal and meanders through the islands, enjoying the abundant wildlife along the banks of the Zambezi River. It will take approximately 2 hours.
At the end of the day, sail upstream to celebrate the setting African sun. Share in the end-of-day ritual which sees wild herds streaming to the river banks for their last drink. Flocks of birds skim the waterline as the sun sets behind the African skyline. Enjoy our range of cocktails served with an accompaniment of delectable hors d’ oeuvres [bitings] [not included]. Bring a camera and create your own golden memories.
Later dinner at a local restaurant & overnight at Victoria Falls
- Day 8
Victoria Falls sightseeing
After breakfast, duided Tour of the Falls
The grandeur of the Victoria Falls is unsurpassed anywhere in the World. One channel of the Great Zambezi River flows over the world’s largest curtain of falling water known as Victoria Falls. It is actually five separate falls, Devil’s Cataract, Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls, and Armchair Falls that make up this incredible spectacle plunging 100 meters into a sheer-sided chasm separating Zambia and Zimbabwe.
During the rainy season (April and May) these five falls can form a solid curtain of water. Walk in the Footsteps of David Livingstone, and discover the Mosi oa Tunya, ‘smoke that thunders’ . Nature’s power and magnitude stills the mind as you stand and comprehend the majesty of the Victoria Falls. Learn a little about the history and geology of this spectacle, and meander through the fabulous rain forest, drenched in the mist of the falls.
On this tour discover how the Victoria Falls were formed and what local customs & traditions surround them. The Victoria Falls is the largest, probably the most beautiful and certainly the most majestic waterfall anywhere in the world.
Lunch at the Lookout Cafe ... The Wild Horizons Lookout Café is an iconic restaurant in Victoria Falls where casual dining is a decadent affair. Menus range from cocktails and canapes to diverse meal options for seated dinners.
Imported wine from South African vineyards and flavours foraged from nature make the ‘place on a plate’ sentiment a reality. Delicious food, staggering views and exceptional service make the Lookout Café a must-try place to eat out in Victoria Falls.
Evening at leisure
Later Boma Dinner & Drum Show ... The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show is non-stop entertainment from the moment you are ceremoniously dressed in your “chitenge” (sarong), to the traditional dance performances, face painting, a fortune teller and more, to the renowned interactive drumming show.
Overnight at Victoria Falls
- Day 9
Victoria Falls to Cape Town
After breakfast, transfer to airport for fight to Cape Town
Perched between the ocean and the mountain, with a national park as its heart, there is nowhere like Cape Town. Cape Town, the “Mother City”, is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years. The unique topography of the region makes it easy to orientate oneself as long as you remember that with Table Mountain behind you and Robben Island before you, you are facing north, looking across Table Bay and up the west coast of Africa. It is in Cape Town that the Rainbow Nation really covers the spectrum. Between beautiful Cape Dutch homesteads, traditional dancers with painted faces performing in the streets, the smell of spicy Malay cooking and the taste of a well-made wine, this city will fill your senses.
Upon arrival at Cape Town, meet & greet by our representative, transfer to hotel for check in
Rest of the day at leisure to visit Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is one of Africa's most visited destinations with 24 million visitors annually. It is situated in the oldest working harbour in the southern hemisphere, with the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop and extensive views of the ocean, city bowl and mountain peaks.
A mixed-use development, the V&A Waterfront covers 123 hectares, comprising residential and commercial property, hotels, retail, dining, leisure and entertainment facilities for both local and international visitors. Along with heritage sites and tourism landmarks, it also includes hotels, retail districts, residential units, corporate offices, markets and the recently opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) – hosting the world's largest collection of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora.
Dinner at Indian restaurant
Overnight at Cape Town
- Day 10
Cape Town City Tour
After breakfast, depart for Cape Town City tour
Whether it is covered in a blanket of moody clouds or showing off against a crisp cloudless blue sky, Table Mountain is always spectacular. Cape Town locals are pretty fond of the mountain that looms over their city… and with good reason! Table Mountain, which is home to the richest, yet smallest floral kingdom on earth, was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2011.
Flanked by Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Table Mountain makes up the northern end of the Cape Fold Mountain range. It’s hard to imagine, but the mountain’s distinctive flat top – a three-kilometre level plateau – was once the bottom of a valley! The mountain was given its name — Taboa do Cabo (Table of the Cape) — by Antonio de Saldahna after he climbed up Platteklip Gorge in 1503.
Continue through the historic Malay Quarter, past the South African Museum, with its famed bushmen exhibits, the Castle and other interesting sights. Visit Kirstenbosch Gardens
Location and unique flora combine to make these 5.28-sq-km botanical gardens among the most beautiful in the world. Gate 1, the main entrance at the Newlands end of the gardens, is where you’ll find the information centre, an excellent souvenir shop and the conservatory.
Added for the garden's centenary in 2013, the popular Tree Canopy Walkway (informally known as the 'Boomslang', meaning tree snake) is a curvaceous steel and timber bridge that rises through the trees and provides amazing views.
Malay Quarter : As the oldest city in South Africa, Cape Town boasts a culture that draws on its colonial heritage as well as influences from its immigrant communities like the Cape Malays. On your tour, visit one of the oldest Cape Malay communities in the city -- Bo-Kaap (also known as the Malay Quarter) – and learn of its history on a tour of Bo-Kaap Museum. Walk through the streets of the City Bowl neighborhood
Later in the evening dinner at Indian restaurant & overnight at Cape Town
- Day 11
Cape Town / Excursion to Cape Point
After breakfast, depart for full day tour of Cape Point
We flank the cold Atlantic Ocean en route to Hout Bay. Once a fishing community now one of the most popular residential areas, the harbour still has a charm of days gone by.
Take a half-hour cruise to "Seal Island"
Located in False Bay just off the coast of Cape Town, Seal Island is a small granite landform absolutely swarmed with Cape Fur Seals. The piles of seals use the island as their main breeding ground and usually are left in peace.
Mariner’s Wharf is Africa's first harbor front emporium and thousands of maritime artifacts have been worked into its décor to tell the story of Hout Bay. Don't miss the breathtaking views looking across the beach, along notable Chapman's Peak Drive, over the water and back across to the encircling mountains. It’s a picture-perfect charming seaside attraction.
We now continue alongside the Indian Ocean, and stop to see the Jackass penguin colony, which has become well established, at Boulders beach near Simons town.
The Jackass Penguin Colony
This picturesque area, with enormous boulders dividing small, sandy coves, is home to a colony of 2100 delightful African penguins. A boardwalk runs from the Boulders Visitor Centre at the Foxy Beach end of the protected area (part of Table Mountain National Park) to Boulders Beach, where you can get down on the sand and mingle with the waddling penguins.
Afternoon travel onwards until you reach Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope.
Cape Point – Cape of Good Hope
It is said to be the romantic meeting place of the two mighty oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian. Sir Francis Drake the Explorer once called it “the fairest cape that we saw in the whole circumference of the Globe” and rightly so, it must be the highlight of any visit to the Mother City, if not South Africa
And the last stop is a visit to the Flying Dutchman, known as the Funicular Ride.
Funicular Ride at Cape Point
Apart from offering visitors an exciting and novel method of travel, taking the Flying Dutchman funicular saves visitors an uphill walk from the car park to see the old lighthouse and enjoy the panoramic views. The Flying Dutchman Funicular, also known as the Cape Point Funicular, is a funicular railway located at Cape Point. The line runs from a lower station at the Cape Point car park, up an incline through dense fynbos to the upper lighthouse
Back to Cape town in time for dinner at Indian Restaurant
Overnight at Cape Town
- Day 12
Cape Town to Garden Route
After breakfast, depart for Knysna located on the famous Garden route ... 490 kms. / 5 to 6 hrs. drive
High on the must-see lists of most visitors to South Africa is the Garden Route, and with good reason: you can’t help but be seduced by the glorious natural beauty. The distance from Mossel Bay in the west to Storms River in the east is less than 300km, yet the range of topography, vegetation, wildlife and outdoor activities is remarkable. The coast is dotted with excellent beaches, while inland you’ll find picturesque lagoons and lakes, rolling hills and eventually the mountains of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma ranges that divide the verdant Garden Route from the arid Little Karoo.
The Knysna Lagoon opens between two sandstone cliffs known as the Heads – once proclaimed by the British Royal Navy to be the most dangerous harbour entrance in the world. There are good views from the eastern head, and from the Featherbed Nature Reserve on the western head.
The best way to appreciate the lagoon is by boat. The Featherbed Company operates various vessels and also runs a trip that allows you to explore the nature reserve on foot. Although regulated by SAN Parks, Knysna Lagoon is not a national park or wilderness area.
Upon arrival check in at hotel
Later in the evening, depart for John Benn Cruise
John Benn Cruise
The John Benn is a double-decker floating restaurant offering daily Lagoon cruises to the Knysna Heads. A memorable family activity on Knysna Lagoon. One of the best floating restaurants in Knysna.
Cruise to the Knysna Heads, on a boat steeped in history, named after a legendary pilot of a bygone era. Comfortable and cosy with a classic wooden finish. Friendly and hospitable service. Optional a la carte and tapas menu available on board with fresh Knysna oysters, local beer & sparkling wine. Two full bars on upper and lower deck.
Dinner at Indian Restaurant
Overnight at Knysna, Garden Route
- Day 13
Garden Route Sightseeing
After breakfast depart for full day tour of Oudtshoorn
Oudtshoorn is a town in the Western Cape Province in South Africa. With 80,336 inhabitants it is the largest town in the Little Karoo region. The town is home to the world's largest Ostrich population with a number of specialized ostrich breeding farms such as the Safari Show Farm.
The Klein Karoo’s oldest and most popular attraction. One of the world’s natural wonders. 29 kms from Oudtshoorn, at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley, lies the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo - the Cango Caves. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well-known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast hallsand towering formations.
High gate Ostrich show farm
The Ultimate “Ostrich Experience” with thousands of ostriches to view from incubation stage to full grown adults that visitors can ride. The farm has an excellent restaurant specializing in South African Cuisine, especially ostrich meat. It also boasts a curio shop including an excellent range of ostrich products.
High gate Ostrich Show Farm has been telling the fascinating story of ostriches and ostrich farming in Oudtshoorn for over a hundred years, and its tours have delighted visitors from all over the world. Meet ostriches face to face, learn about ostrich farming, and enjoy everyone’s favourite – ostrich races! We are one of the most popular things to do in Oudtshoorn. People describe us as family fun, interesting and informative, great experience, ostriches and more
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Here you will have the opportunity to view some of the animal species that inhabited the Karoo Region in the early days.
Their facility has been in existence for 30 years and currently comprises of over 90 different species of animals and 100 full-time staff. They provide guided tours which are fundamental in our education programs, giving each species a voice, and enlightening the public on animal and environmental issues. In order to bring these 'messages home' they have enveloped it in a fun and unique setting and proudly see themselves as one-of-a-kind.
Dinner at Indian restaurant
Overnight at Knysna, Garden Route
- Day 14
Garden Route - Optional Sightseeing
After breakfast, day at leisure to enjoy the beach at Knysna Lagoon or optional visit to Tsitskamma National Park
Tsitsikamma National Park
Tsitsikamma National Park is a multi-dimensional destination with dramatic coastal scenery, reefs, rivers, lush forest and delicate Fynbos. A hiking and water sports paradise, this region forms the top section of the magnificent Garden Route National Park.
In Tsitsikamma National Park, Garden Route, South Africa visitors will see booming breakers of the Indian Ocean relentlessly pound rocky shores, temperate high forest and Fynbos (indigenous plants) rolling down to the sea in an unspoilt verdant carpet. Age old rivers carve their way to the sea and wonderful marine creatures swim along the shore.
The boundary of the Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa stretches some 5km (3 miles) out to sea, protecting a wonderland of inter-tidal life, reef and deep-sea fish. Beautiful Dolphins play and surf in the breakers. The Southern Right Whale visits these waters in season, coming inshore to breed. The park has two rest camps, one at Storms River mouth and one at Natures Valley.
There are many hiking trails of varying lengths and nature walks in this region, the most famous of them being the Otter Trail, one of the best in the world. For those who prefer not to rough it there is a “slack packing” route, the Dolphin Trail, which is fully inclusive and includes portage.
There are many activities you can experience : Diving, snorkelling, kayaking, hiking, swimming, climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, sailing, bungee jumping [All activities are chargeable and payable direct]
Dinner at Indian Restaurant
Overnight at Knysna, Garden Route
- Day 15
Garden Route to George / Flight to Joberg / Transfer to Sun City
Today morning, transfer to George airport [2 hrs. drive] for flight to Johannesburg
On arrival at Johannesburg, meet our representative & proceed to board your vehicle for drive to Sun City ... 200 kms. / 2 hrs. 15 mins.
At Sun City, the legendary creation of entrepreneur Sol Kerzer, Disneyland collides with ancient Egypt in Africa’s version of Vegas. Filled with gilded statues of lions and monkeys, acres of artificial beaches, over 1200 hotel rooms and line upon line of clinking slot machines, it serves no other purpose than to entertain. Yet while this gambling-centric resort is almost grotesquely gaudy, a visit can be pretty damn fun.
The complex is dominated by the Lost City, an extraordinary piece of kitsch claiming to symbolise African heritage. In fact, it has even less to do with African culture than Disneyland Paris has to do with French culture, but it’s still entertaining.
We'll be honest: this is not our sort of place. But it does have to be seen to be believed, and one thing Sun City does have in its favour is that it has received awards for practising sustainable, environmentally friendly tourism
On arrival check in at hotel
Rest of the day at leisure to relax or enjoy activities at Sun City
Sun City offers show-stopping entertainment and activities for the whole family, day and night. From cabaret shows to casino thrills, game viewing to golfing, there are plenty of things to do in Africa’s top resort!
Overnight at Sun City
- Day 16
Sun City / At leisure
After breakfast, day at leisure to relax or indulge in activities at Sun City
Sun City is a resort and entertainment complex located north-west of Johannesburg. One of South Africa's top leisure destinations, the resort complex is conveniently located on the South African Garden Route and next to Pilanesberg National Park. Highlights of Sun City include a casino, spa, water park, and golf courses.
The casino is the heart of Sun City, and offers everything you would expect of a world-class gaming facility.
Among the multitude of other attractions are a health spa, the Valley of Waves water park, and two 18-hole golf courses—one in the crater of an extinct casino, the other featuring live crocodiles in its water feature. Families with kids can stop by the Boardwalk, which hosts a slate of activities for children of all ages.
Overnight at Sun City
- Day 17
Sun City to Joberg / City Tour
After breakfast, transfer to Johannesburg
Commonly known as Jo’burg or Jozi, this rapidly changing city is the vibrant heart of South Africa. After almost 20 years of decline and decay, Johannesburg is now looking optimistically towards the future. Its centre is smartening up and new loft apartments and office developments are being constructed at a rapid pace. The hipster-friendly neighbourhood of Maboneng is considered one of the most successful urban-renewal projects in the world. However, the wealth divide remains stark, and crime and poverty haven't been eliminated.
Check in at hotel on arrival
Later embark on Joberg City tour
Spending the morning exploring Johannesburg and taking in the highlights, including the West cliff views, Nelson Mandela Bridge, Museum Africa, Mary Fitzgerald Square and Constitution Hill.
This landlocked city surrounded by golden mountains, is able to take you back to its humble beginnings as a mining settlement and its progress to becoming the 40th largest metropolitan area in the world. Travel our streets reliving the South African dream.
Some of the famous shopping centers that can be visited are Nelson Mandela Square, upmarket Sandton Shopping Centre, fun Oriental Plaza and East Gate Mall.
Evening at leisure to visit the Casino at your hotel
Overnight at Joberg
- Day 18
Joberg to Kruger National Park / Game Drive
After early breakfast, depart for Kruger National Park ... 470 kms. / 6 hrs. drive
In terms of wildlife alone, Kruger is one of the world's greatest national parks. The diversity, density and sheer numbers of animals is almost unparalleled, and all of Africa's iconic safari species – elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and zebra – live out their dramatic days here, along with a supporting cast of 137 other mammal species and more than 500 varieties of bird.
The landscape is on a grand scale, stretching over 19,485 sq km, and though less in your face than the wildlife, it certainly has the power to charm. Beautiful granite kopjes (hills) pepper the bushveld in the south, the Lebombo Mountains rise from the savannah in the east and tropical forests cut across the far north.
Upon arrival, check in & lunch at the lodge
Later game drive at the Private Reserve
Get the most out of a visit to Kruger National Park on this two and a half days game drive experience opportunity
This is your best possible chance of seeing Africa's Big 5 (Elephant, Rhinos, Buffalo, Lions and Leopards). General game being Giraffe, Zebras, Kudu, Hippo, Warthog, cheetah, hyenas, Wild dogs, impala plus more and many bird and trees
Drive through this remarkable landscape to search for wildlife, learning about their behavior and biology through your guide's commentary as you travel.
Dinner & Overnight at Kruger Lodge
- Day 19
Kruger National Park / Game Drives
Day at leisure for Game Drives at Kruger National Park
All meals & Overnight at Kruger Lodge
- Day 20
Kruger National Park / Game Drives
Day at leisure for Game Drives at Kruger National Park
All meals & Overnight at Kruger Lodge
- Day 21
Kruger to Joberg / Departure flight
After breakfast, depart for Joberg
Drop to airport for your onward flight
Round the Year Destination ... Extension available to Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe and other countries across Africa
Inclusions for Kenya, Victoria Falls & South Africa
Inclusions at Kenya
Airport transfers in Nairobi
Accommodation in Nairobi on bed and breakfast basis
Accommodation on safari on full board basis
Mineral water provided in our vehicles on safari (in our bid towards a more sustainable and responsible tourism, we will NOT be providing individual water bottles on safari from 01 Jan 2018. We would ask each guest to carry his/her own water bottle and we will be providing a 500ml refill per person, per day in our vehicles )
Transportation and game drives on safari in our 4 X 4 Land Cruisers on a private basis with an English speaking driver guide
Extra lunch in Nairobi on return from Safari
Sightseeing of Nairobi
Inclusions at Victoria Falls
Return Airport Transfer
2 Nights’ Accommodation
Includes Bed and Breakfast.
1 x dinner at The Boma – Dinner and Drum Show
1 x Lunch at The Lookout Café including transfers, excluding drinks
1 x Zambezi Explorer Sunset Cruise Signature Deck, including return hotel transfers, local beverages, snacks and current National Parks Fees
1 x Guided Tour of the Falls, including return hotel transfers and current Rainforest entrance fees.
Inclusions at South Africa
07 Days transportation
06 Nights’ accommodation at selected hotels
06 Breakfast at Hotels
06 Indian Dinners @ Indian restaurant
Airport transfers by private vehicle
All sightseeing as per itinerary on private basis with Driver cum guide
Notes on itinerary
All our itineraries are "Just for Ideas" ... We will get to know you and customise an itinerary just for you that matches your requirements ... dates of travel, category of hotels, preferred airline, flexibility in choosing sightseeing, mode of travel between cities, etc.
Many of our clients have us design more relaxing, slower paced holidays with more in-depth experiences whereas some simply want to visit various destinations and cover only the highlights.
Together, we will determine the ideal route, pace of travel, accommodations, levels of pampering, style of touring, sightseeing to be included, dining preferences, adventure levels, options to meet locals, dates of travel & much more ! and based on this arrive at a price.
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Notes on Hotel Reservations & Tour Bookings
- Indicated tour rates will depend on dates of travel, number of travellers and local conditions at each destination
- All rates are as per current availability / Subject to change at the time of booking
- Rates are not applicable for Event and Exhibition dates
- GST apply as extra
- At most hotels : Check in time is 1400 hrs. / Check out time is 1200 hrs.
- While we make recommendations for hotels all around the world, we do not stand guarantee and are not responsible for the services or the hardware provided by the hotel/s suggested by us. We strongly urge you to do your own research and make an informed choice
- All requests like early check in, smoking / non-smoking rooms, views, floors, king / twin beds, adjoining and/or interconnecting rooms, etc are strictly subject to availability upon arrival and at hotel’s discretion. These cannot be guaranteed prior.
- Any amendment in reservations / itinerary before reconfirmation will attract a charge
- Once the reservation has been reconfirmed and if the booking is cancelled or amended, retention will be applicable.
- All Indian nationals need to present a valid photo ID at the time of check in. This is a mandatory requirement.
- All Foreign nationals need to present a valid passport with VISA at the time of check in. This is a mandatory requirement.
- We cannot be held accountable for any delay or disruption due to infra-structure development or lack of it, traffic held up due to accident or whatsoever reason, natural calamity, political unstability, delay in flights, etc.