Ultimate African Expedition

28 Day Guided Tour from Cape Town to Nairobi with Scenic

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 28 Day Ultimate African Expedition. 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...read more

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Guided Tour Starts In
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Cape Town
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4.5 - 5 Star
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Guided Tour
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Guided Tour
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Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya
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1 Cape Town
Welcome to wonderful Cape Town. Enjoy an exclusive three night Special Stay, with spectacular views of the waterfront and Table Mountain. Tonight, meet your Tour Director for a welcome drink and dinner. (D)
2 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. (B)
3 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. (B/L)
4 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. (B/D)
5 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. (B/D)
6 Port Elizabeth - Durban
Travel the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth before boarding your flight to Durban. Enjoy a two night Special Stay. (B/D)
7 Durban
Discover the beachside town of Durban, famous for its Indian and colonial influences. This afternoon indulge in a delicious high tea. (B)
8 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. (B/D)
9 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. (B/D)
10 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. (B/D)
11 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. (B/L/D)
12 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. (B)
13 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. (B/D)
14 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. (B/D)
15 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. (B/L)
16 Victoria Falls
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. (B/L/D)
17 Victoria Falls - Nairobi
Fly to Nairobi and transfer to your elegant hotel for a two night stay. (B)
18 Nairobi
Start your day with an encounter with a giraffe and learn about these endangered animals before reliving the romance of the movie Out of Africa during a visit to Karen Blixen’s home. Later, travel to Kiambethu Tea Farm, wander through the tea fields and hear the stories of the first commercially grown tea in Kenya. Freechoice Dining: Choose to dine at the Carnivore Restaurant, famous for a wide variety of roasted meats on a traditional Maasai sword over a fire pit, or relax over dinner at Café Maghreb located at your hotel. (B/L/D)
19 Nairobi - Amboseli National Park
Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world, commands the horizon as you approach Amboseli National Park. Massive herds of elephants migrate across dry plains, linking swamps with open pastures. On your game drives today and tomorrow, cheetahs and prides of lions can often be seen stalking the plains. Your lodge, your home for two nights, is situated beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain. (B/L/D)
20 Amboseli National Park
Go in search of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives. Sundowners: Climb to the top of Observation Hill and gaze at the sunset over Amboseli National Park, drink in hand. (B/L/D)
21 Amboseli National Park - Mount Kenya
Journey north to the foothills of Mt Kenya and arrive at your hotel for a wonderful two night Special Stay. (B/L/D)
22 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. (B/D)
23 Mount Kenya - Lake Nakuru National Park
The shallow alkaline lake near the town of Nakuru is home to flamingos, pelicans and other birds. Enjoy a two night stay at your lodge, overlooking the lake. Take game drives in search of Black and White Rhino, giraffe and many other species. (B/L/D)
24 Lake Nakuru
Enrich: Visit the Lake Nakuru Orphanage Centre, established by an Australian family, and enjoy lunch. (B/L/D)
25 Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara National Reserve
The Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals and over 400 species of birds. The annual Great Migration from July to September attracts over a million wildebeest, zebra and impala, a phenomenon that has to be seen to be appreciated. Spend three nights in the reserve at the Sarova Mara Camp. (B/L/D)
26 Masai Mara National Reserve
Game drives through the Masai Mara encompass all types of animals, from lion, cheetah and leopard, to vast herds of antelope and zebra. During migration season, your game rangers will give you the chance to see the crossings at the Mara River, renowned for its crocodiles. Enrich: Visit a Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture, and their close association with the wild animals. (B/L/D)
27 Masai Mara National Reserve
Enrich: Join the chefs at Sarova Mara Lodge for an African cooking class. (B/L/D)
28 Masai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi
Enrich: Enjoy an exclusive farewell bush breakfast on the open plains of the Masai Mara. Board your light aircraft for a scenic flight over the reserve to Nairobi airport, where you will bid farewell to your new found friends. Please book flight to depart from Nairobi after 4pm. (B)

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Scenic Luxury Experience
Scenic Luxury Experience
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Scenic Freechoice
Scenic Freechoice
From wine tours and intrepid walks through Africa's open plains tracking big game or hippos, to authentic encounters with Maasai warriors, there’s a wealth of options, whatever your interests. Read more
Scenic 5 Star Hotels & Lodges
5 Star Hotels & Lodges
Enjoy a range of luxurious 5-star hotels and lodges, or the finest available accommodation at that location on your adventure. Read more
Scenic Enrich
Scenic Enrich
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Scenic Game Drives
Game Drives
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The nth Degree
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