Ultimate African Expedition

30 Days
Cape Town to Nairobi
From (GBP)
£ 12,645
£ 11,945
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:
DZCK
Duration:
30 days
Departure City:
Cape Town
Return City:
Nairobi

30 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Cape Town

    Fly overnight from the UK to Cape Town.

  2. Day 2 - Cape Town

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

    Meals Included: Dinner

  3. Day 3 - 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

  4. Day 4 - 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

  5. Day 5 - 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

  6. Day 6 - 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.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose between two local restaurants for tonight’s dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - 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

  9. Day 9 - 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

  10. Day 10 - 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

  11. Day 11 - 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

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - 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

  14. Day 14 - 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

  15. Day 15 - 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

  16. Day 16 - 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

  17. Day 17 - 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

  18. Day 18 - Victoria Falls > Nairobi

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  19. Day 19 - Nairobi

    Start your day with an encounter with a giraffe, then visit Karen Blixen’s home. Continue to the Kiambethu Tea Farm and learn about the first commercially grown tea in Kenya.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose between the Carnivore Restaurant, or relax over dinner at the hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Nairobi > Amboseli National Park

    Travel to Amboseli National Park for two nights at your lodge, situated beside a major elephant trail, with views of the mountain.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Amboseli National Park

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

    Sundowners

    Climb to the top of Observation Hill for sunset views and drinks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Amboseli National Park > Mount Kenya

    Arrive at your hotel for your two night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - 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

  24. Day 24 - Mount Kenya > Lake Nakuru National Park

    Enrich

    Visit the Lake Nakuru Orphanage centre, established by an Australian family, and draw a little closer to Africa and its wonderful people.

    Enjoy a two night stay at your lodge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Lake Nakuru

    Enjoy a visit to Lake Elmenteita, a shallow lake in the Great Rift Valley. Over 400 bird species have been found here including the flamingo.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Lake Nakuru > Masai Mara National Reserve

    The Masai Mara is home to numerous bird and animal species, and also witnesses the Great Wildebeest Migration from July to September. Spend three nights at Sarova Mara Camp.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Masai Mara National Reserve

    Game drives track lions, cheetahs and leopards, and herds of antelope and zebra.

    Enrich

    Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this proudly independent culture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Masai Mara National Reserve

    Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight - Experience the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon. See page 95 for details (additional cost, please book on tour).

    Enrich

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Masai Mara National Reserve > Nairobi > UK

    Enrich

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

    Board your light aircraft for a scenic flight over the reserve to Nairobi airport where it’s time to say farewell to newfound friends and the magic of Africa. Fly overnight from Nairobi to the UK.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  30. Day 30 - Arrive UK

    Welcome home.

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