Welcome to Morocco and the city of Casablanca! Meet your fellow travellers this evening for a welcome drink.
Casablanca - Marrakesh
Today we explore the buzzing streets of Casablanca before travelling to Marrakesh by train this afternoon. Tonight we'll make our way through Marrakesh's buzzing Jemaa el-Fnaa Square to enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner. (B/D)
The ‘Jewel of the South', Marrakesh is the real heartbeat of Morocco. We'll enjoy a full day of sightseeing, including a visit to the Saadian Tombs, Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace and the Dar Si Said Museum of Moroccan Art. (B/L) Special Experience: Discover the distinct flavours of Morocco at a cooking class and enjoy the delicious results for lunch.
Enjoy a day at leisure in the magical ‘rose city'. (B)
Marrakesh - Boumalne
We travel through the High Atlas Mountains to the fortified city of Aït Ben Haddou. This afternoon we make the short trip to Ouarzazate, where we visit the kasbahs of Tifoultoute and Taoirt. We continue to Boumalne this evening. (B/D)
Boumalne - Merzouga
The morning is at leisure before we travel to Erfoud, on the edge of the Sahara. We'll transfer to 4WDs and make our way across the vast desert to the town of Merzouga. Our accommodation for the next two nights is a traditional Moroccan kasbah! (B/D)
Special Experience: Witness an incredible sunrise over the endless dunes of the Sahara Desert.After breakfast, we travel to a nearby village to enjoy the local Gnaoua music over tea. We then visit the artists' town of Tissardmine for lunch amongst the palms. (B/L/D)
Merzouga - Fez
We cross over the Middle Atlas Mountains on our way to Fez, stopping along the way in the market town of Midelt. (B/L/D)
Considered the cultural and religious centre of Morocco, Fez is a window into the Middle Ages. We'll explore the narrow lanes and covered souks of the medina, visit the famous tannery and see the impressive Karaouine Mosque. (B)
Fez - Rabat
This morning we stop in the Imperial city of Meknes, where we see the impressive gates of Bab el Mansour and the old medina. We'll then travel to Rabat via the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, dating back to 300BC. (B/D)
Rabat - Casablanca - Nairobi
Enjoy the morning at leisure before our overnight flight to Nairobi. (B)
Karibu to Kenya! This afternoon we'll explore the bustling streets of Nairobi and take a tour of the city centre.
Today we'll visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, run by Dame Daphne Sheldrick, which rescues and rehabilitates orphaned elephants and rhinos from ivory and horn poachers. Then get up close and personal with the giraffes at the Giraffe Centre. Later we enjoy lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden, followed by a visit to the adjoining Museum. (B/L)
Nairobi - Samburu National Reserve
Escaping the city, we travel north and cross the equator before arriving in Samburu National Reserve. After lunch we'll head out on our first game drive! (B/L/D)
Samburu National Reserve
Keep an eye out for Samburu's diverse range of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives today. (B/L/D) Special Experience: Visit a Samburu village and school to learn about ‘a day in the life' of a Samburu woman and her children.
Samburu National Reserve - Mt Kenya National Park
Today we travel to Mount Kenya, Kenya's highest mountain. Here we'll explore the forest on foot with a ranger. (B/L/D)
Mt Kenya National Park - Lake Nakuru National Park
A chance for us to spot the endangered rhino in beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park today. We'll participate in a tree-planting ceremony at our lodge before an afternoon game drive. (B/L/D)
Lake Nakuru National Park - Lake Naivasha
Today we travel to Lake Naivasha, the home of the late Joy Adamson, author of “Born Free”. Its rich heritage and idyllic scenery make it the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea and visit the house containing memorabilia from the “Born Free” film. (B/L/D)
Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara
We travel to the famous Maasai Mara and enjoy a game drive, spotting elephants, giraffes, zebra, gazelles and lions! (B/L/D)
Our day in the Maasai Mara is devoted to discovering the incredible wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives. (B/L/D) Special Experience: This evening we'll enjoy a special bush dinner under a beautiful blanket of stars.
Maasai Mara - Nairobi - Australia
Today we begin our journey home. (B)