Sample 5: Best of Both Worlds Safari (South and East Africa)
Arrive Cape Town International Airport under your own arrangements.
You will be met on arrival and transferred by private vehicle to the One & Only Cape Town.
Spend three nights at the One & Only in one Marina Table Mountain Room, with breakfast included.
Today (9:00am) you will be collected from your hotel for a full day private tour of the Cape Peninsula, with lunch and entrance fees included.
Start off with a scenic drive along the Atlantic Seaboard coast passing the seaside suburbs of Sea Point, Bantry Bay and Clifton. You will stop along the way to enjoy magnificent views of the Twelve Apostles along the Atlantic coast side of Table Mountain, and the beach of Camps Bay. Continue to Hout Bay, a charming little village and fishing harbour.
Departing Hout Bay, the drive continues along one of the finest scenic coastal drives the in world. Between June and November there is the chance that guests may sight whales along the coastline. These are mainly Southern Right Whales that come into South African waters to mate and calve.
The tour continues on to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve where your guide will drive off the main road to the untouched area of Olifants Bay. There is a herd of endemic Bontebok living on this side of the reserve and you may see them on the beach and in the surrounding “fynbos”, South Africa’s magnificent indigenous floral vegetation. Interesting bird species include the African Black Oystercatchers and Avocets as well as endemics such as the Cape Sugarbird and Protea Canary, as well as various Sunbirds. Guests may enjoy a picnic lunch here (otherwise at one of the restaurants along the coast).
The tour then continues to the tip of the Cape Peninsula, from where you can walk (or ride the funicular) to the lighthouse at Cape Point. From this vantage point, you will enjoy spectacular views of False Bay and the tumultuous meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
You then proceed to the Cape of Good Hope, the most southwestern point of the African continent.Leaving the reserve, you proceed along the False Bay coastline to Boulders Beach, home to the only penguins found on the continent of Africa, the African Jackass Penguin.
You continue on through historic Simonstown, South African naval headquarters, and return to Cape Town over Boyes drive with views of the fishing village of Kalk Bay and the seaside towns of St James and Muizenberg.
Today (9:00am) you will be collected from your hotel for a full day private tour of the Cape Winelands and Table Mountain, with lunch and entrance fees included.
You will be collected at your hotel by your private guide for a full day exploration of the Winelands region, nestled below the spectacular Boland Mountains about 50 minutes drive from Cape Town. The tour will focus on the Cape’s “wine route” towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek. Guests will taste the “fruits of the vines” and enjoy the history and scenic beauty of this unique area.
Wine estates visited on the tour vary and are selected after discussing personal preferences. Examples of those visited are Uitkyk, Warwick, Moreson, Mont Rochelle for fine red and white wines and Glen Carlou for wine and cheese tastings.
Lunch is enjoyed a la carte at one of the many excellent restaurants in the area.
The tour will take you to the historic estate of Boschendal, boasting some of the most beautifully preserved Cape Dutch buildings and period furniture in the Cape. This estate offers insight into how the early Cape settlers lived.
Another stop will be Franschhoek, a small town nestled in the “Valley of the Huguenots,” where the French first settled in 1688. There, one can visit the Huguenot Memorial and Museum. You will have a chance to stroll through this charming country town with its lovely antique shops and gardens.
Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, will also be visited. Highlights are a drive down Dorp Street, with its beautiful Cape Dutch houses, and a visit to the museum, which highlights the different architectural styles in the Cape from the 17th century. There are also many shops and galleries to explore along the way.
In addition to the history and charm of the region's towns and estates, one of the highlights of the Winelands is the idyllic beauty of the mountainous landscape, scenery which has inspired some of South Africa's most renowned artists.
At some point during the day, you will be transferred to a cable car, which will take you up Table Mountain (weather permitting). From the top of the mountain, you will enjoy spectacular views over the city of Cape Town, Table Bay, and the Cape Peninsula. If weather prevents the cable car from operating, your guide will take you up Signal Hill, from where you will also enjoy breath-taking views.
Today you will be collected and transferred by private vehicle to Cape Town International Airport.
Check in for your scheduled flight to Skukuza Airport.
Today you will be met on arrival and transferred by private vehicle to MalaMala Rattray's Lodge
Spend three nights at Rattray's on MalaMala in one Suite, on a fully inclusive basis (including air-conditioned, en suite accommodation; all meals and snacks, local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, game drives in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles conducted by an experienced ranger, nature walks, and laundry).
Today you will be collected and transferred by shared charter aircraft to Kruger Airport.
Check in for your scheduled flight to Livingstone Airport (Zambia).
You will be met and transferred by private vehicle to Toka Leya Camp.
Spend two nights at Toka Leya Camp in one Tented Room, on a fully inclusive basis (Including accommodation, 3 meals daily, local non-premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, laundry, 2 activities per day including a river cruise, a game drive into the Park, a tour of the Zambian side of the Falls, a tour of Livingstone town and museum and a visit to a nearby village and local curio shops)
Today you will be collected and transferred by private vehicle to Livingstone Airport.
Check in for your Airlink flight to Nairobi Airport (four hours).
You will be met off your flight by a representative of our local partners (just look for the representative as you
You will be met and transferred by private vehicle to Hemingways Hotel.
Spend one night at Hemingway's Nairobi in a Deluxe Room, with breakfast included.
Today you will be collected and transferred by private vehicle to Wilson Airport.
You will be met and transferred by shared charter aircraft to the Maasai Mara for Sand River Mara Camp.
Spend four nights at Sand River Mara Camp in one Tented Room, on a fully inclusive basis (including accommodation, all meals, non-premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and limited laundry).
Today you will be collected and transferred by shared charter aircraft to Wilson Airport.
You will be met and transferred by private vehicle to The Four Points Hotel at Nairobi International Airport.
Spend the afternoon relaxing at the Four Points Nairobi Airport Hotel in one Standard Room.
This evening you will be collected and assisted through check-in and to the boarding gate for your onward flight.
From this point you will depart under your own arrangements.
Rough Cost - 2024
Around $19,020 per person sharing.
Accommodation as specified, Meals as specified, Ground transportation and excursions as noted, Park and entrance fees for lodges/camps inside national parks, Intra-Africa flights as specified; All government and airline taxes.
International flights to and from southern Africa; Drinks (unless otherwise specified), Items of a personal nature, Gratuities, Laundry (unless otherwise specified), Meals other than specified, Excursions other than specified, Flights other than specified, Medical, cancellation and baggage insurance, Visa fees and departure taxes (where applicable).
** PLEASE NOTE: These rates are given as guidelines, and will differ depending on factors such as the time of the year that guests travel, the number of guests travelling, and the class of airline seats available. All rates are subject to change at the discretion of the properties/operators, and due to currency fluctuations, unforeseen increases in fuel prices, increased airline prices, or any future government imposed taxes.Let us help you plan your dream safari. call toll-free: 888.227.8311 or today
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