About This Trip
This week-long tour of Africa is perfect for all types of travelers, especially those who love nature and wildlife. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking coastal scenery of Cape Town in South Africa. Marvel at the spectacular Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side. Take thrilling game drives deep into the world of wildlife in Kenya. You may have chances to see lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, rhinos, wildebeests, gazelle, and many other animals.
- 1 - 4South AfricaCape Town: Table Mountain, Cape Point Nature Reserve
- 5 - 6ZimbabweVictoria Falls: Walking Tour, Zambezi River Cruise
- 7 - 12Kenya
Nairobi: Hell's Gate National Park
Lake Naivasha: Boat Ride
Maasai Mara: Wildlife Safari
Day 1: Arrival, Cape Town
Your thrilling Africa adventure will begin in Cape Town, a breezy bay city of South Africa. Upon touchdown, you will get a warm welcome from our representative and take the private transfer to the hotel.Cape Town
Day 2: Take in the Beauty of Cape Town
Start the city sightseeing with Table Mountain rising from the center of Cape Town. As the cable car up to its top, at about 1,085 meters, the spectacular vistas of the city will burst into your eyes.
Get down and take a stroll around the Houses of Parliament, the Castle of Good Hope and the well-tended Company's Garden for a glimpse into Cape Town's fascinating storied past. Stop at the nearby Greenmarket Square to browse a huge selection of souvenirs with a distinctive South African flavor. Round off at the famed Cape Malay community of Bo-Kaap, where a group of houses in bright colors backgrounded by the Table Mountain makes a dreamlike world.B Cape Town
Day 3: Further More to Cape Peninsula
Begin the day with a walk around the Camps Bay beachfront for the highly photogenic views of the ocean, beach and the Twelve Apostles. Later, you will embark on a scenic drive along the extraordinary Chapman's Peak Drive. This 9-kilometer route flanked by the towering mountainside and the Atlantic Ocean will unfold you the dramatic coastline of the Atlantic coastline. Further, along with to the tip of the peninsula you will reach Cape Point Nature Reserve. Either take a short hike or board a funicular, as you stand on the Old Cape Point Lighthouse, the breathtaking ocean view and surrounding coastline will feast your eyes.
On your return trip, lunch break at Simon's Town and then visit the nearby Boulders Beach. You will get the chance to observe enchanting African Penguins closely. Wrapping up the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on the slopes of Table Mountain.B Cape Town
Day 4: Cape Town Leisure Time
Apart from Table Mountain and Cape Peninsula, Cape Town still hides many surprises that wait to be discovered. Enjoy a whole day to explore this fascinating area at your own pace.
History buffs can visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years, while wine lovers prefer a day escape to the nearby Constantia Valley's wine estates. Or you may just want to sunbathe on the beach, enjoying the iced coconut.B Cape Town
Day 5: Depart for Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Fly to the town of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Your private driver, waiting at the airport exit, will escort you to your hotel.B Victoria Falls (VFA)
Day 6: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
In the middle of the Zambezi River, at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, a deep rock rift cut the river and formed the spectacular Victoria Falls. This morning you will take a guided walk to get up close to this amazing natural wonder. Meandering through the drizzling rainforest and out onto gorge-edge viewpoints, greeted head-on by the glorious waterfalls with a thundering roar, you will instantly understand why the local tribes nicknamed it Mosi-o-Tunya "The smoke that thunders."
In the late afternoon, hop on a luxurious boat cruising along the mighty Zambezi River to the upstream of the Victoria Falls. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on the water like elephants, hippos and crocodiles, and end the evening with a beautiful sunset.B Victoria Falls (VFA)
Day 7: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) - Nairobi
Leave Victoria Falls behind for Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. A private driver waiting at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport will escort you to the hotel.B L D Nairobi
Day 8: Nairobi - Lake Naivasha
Hell's Gate National Park, only about an hour from Nairobi will open your wildlife adventure in Kenya. This tiny park is home to over 103 species of birds including the rare Lammergeyer vultures as well as several kinds of herbivores like klipspringer antelope. You can feel free to get off your car and explore by bicycle.
Afterward, move on to Lake Naivasha. The Crescent Island on the lake surrounded by water is currently only accessible by boat, thus the wildlife of the island roams freely without predators. Through an hour boat ride and a short walking safari, you will get chances to see fish eagles catching their fish, hippos soaking in the water, and giraffes eating leaves gracefully.B L D Lake Naivasha
Day 9: Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara National Reserve
Head toward Maasai Mara National Reserve this morning and arrive about 4 hours later. Take a short break and then start your adventure of Maasai Mara with an afternoon safari.
Maasai Mara is one of the most important wildlife conservation and wilderness areas in Africa, nourishing a striking population of wildlife, including wildebeest, gazelle, and so on. Those especially keen to witness the Great Migration live can visit during July and August, when millions of grass eaters splash through the Mara River into the Maasai Mara in search of fresh green grass, at the risk of falling prey to the crocodiles waiting in the wings.B L D Maasai Mara National Park
Day 10: Maasai Mara National Reserve
Continue game viewing in the Maasai Mara, the vast grassland full of wildlife. You will be the potential to encounter all members of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinos). If lucky, you may even spot their hunting scenes.B L D Maasai Mara National Park
Day 11: Maasai Mara National Reserve
Another day to explore Maasai Mara's wildlife on a morning and afternoon safari. In addition to the Big Five, it is also possible to see abundant giraffes, zebras as well as rare black rhinoceros and wild dogs.B L D Maasai Mara National Park
Day 12: Maasai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi, Departure
Time to bid farewell to the world of wildlife. After a leisure breakfast, take a 5-hour drive to Nairobi for your home-bound flight.B
- Kenya Wildlife Safari
- Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
- Lake Naivasha Flamingos, Kenya
- Table Mountain, South Africa
- Cape Point, South Africa
- African Penguins at Boulders Beach
- Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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