Grand African Safari

23 Day Guided Tour from Cape Town to Nairobi with Scenic

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 23 Day Grand African Safari. The wonder of it all is that the Africa of your imagination is accessible to you. It's a place with vast herds of elephants and antelope, where lions roam the plains, and cheetahs that chase down their prey with spectacular speed. It's a more

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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
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Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania
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1 Cape Town
Welcome to Cape Town. Your journey into wonder begins with a three night Special Stay. (D)
2 Cape Town
Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for stunning 360 degree views. Freechoice: Sample South Africa’s finest vintages with a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit Robben Island, take a township tour, or a Harley DavidsonTM 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 - Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
Fly to Hoedspruit and transfer to Thornybush Private Game Lodge, adjacent to Kruger National Park and home to Africa’s ‘Big Five’, where you’ll enjoy a three night Special Stay. Set off on your first game drive this afternoon. Sundowners: At the end of your afternoon game drive, partake in one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions – Sundowner drinks. (B/D)
5 Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
Specially adapted Land Rovers are able to game drive without restriction, to track the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Enrich: Dine under a starlit sky with the sounds of African wildlife. (B/L/D)
6 Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
Encounter Africa’s wildlife on your morning and evening game drives today. There is also an opportunity for a walking safari with your ranger. (B/L/D)
7 Panorama Route - Johannesburg
Travel the magnificent Panorama Route to Johannesburg and see the Blyde River Canyon – the third deepest in the world. Enjoy an overnight stay at your stylish hotel in Johannesburg. (B)
8 Johannesburg - Victoria Falls
Board your flight to Victoria Falls and marvel at the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Check into your hotel for a three night Special Stay. Sundowners: Be treated to a special Sundowners cruise down the Zambezi River and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks, drink in hand, just upstream from Victoria Falls. (B/D)
9 Chobe National Park
Enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River, home to vast herds of elephants and buffalo as well as a game drive along the shoreline. (B/L)
10 Victoria Falls
Enrich: Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain unique insights into traditional tribal life. Get up close and personal during your visit to an elephant sanctuary. Witness the power of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side. Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone Restaurant. (B/L/D)
11 Victoria Falls - Nairobi
Fly to Nairobi for a two night stay at your elegant hotel. (B)
12 Nairobi
Experience a unique encounter with a  giraffe and learn about how these animals are endangered. Relive the romance of the movie Out of Africa during a visit to Karen Blixen’s home before travelling to Kiambethu Tea Farm. Wander through the tea fields and hear the stories of the first commercially grown tea in Kenya. Freechoice Dining: Choose between the local Carnivores Restaurant famous for its wide variety of meats roasted roasted over a fire pit on a traditional Maasai sword, or relax with dinner at the hotel. (B/L/D)
13 Nairobi - Ngorongoro Crater
Journey into magical Tanzania and travel onto the Ngorongoro Crater, known as ‘Africa’s Eden’. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at your lodge, on the crater’s rim. (B/L/D)
14 Ngorongoro Crater
Witness sunrise over the crater before an extended game drive along the crater floor. The area is reputed to contain the largest number of predators in all of Africa. (B/L/D)
15 Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti National Park
Step back in time with a visit to Olduvai Gorge, site of archaeological findings, including traces of pre-historic man dating back 3.5 million years. Later, enter Serengeti National Park with its vast central plains, made fertile by the ashes of the nearby highlands. Your two night stay is at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge. (B/L/D)
16 Serengeti National Park
The Seronera Valley is renowned for its game viewing. (B/L/D)
17 Serengeti National Park - Amboseli National Reserve
Fly to Arusha and enjoy the marvellous view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Return to Kenya and to Amboseli National Reserve where massive herds of elephants migrate across the dry plains. Your lodge, your home for two nights, sits beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain. (B/L/D)
18 Amboseli National Reserve
On your game drives today cheetahs and lions can often be seen stalking the plains.  (B/L/D)
19 Amboseli National Reserve - Lake Nakuru National Park
Journey north into the heart of Kenya to Lake Nakuru. Enjoy a two night stay at Lion Hill Lodge, overlooking the lake. (B/L/D)
20 Lake Nakuru
Enrich: Visit the Lake Nakuru Orphanage centre, established by an Australian family and draw a little closer to Africa and its wonderful people. (B/L/D)
21 Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara Reserve
The Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals. Enjoy a two night stay inside the reserve at the Sarova Mara Camp. (B/L/D)
22 Masai Mara Reserve
Enrich: Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture and their close association with the wild animals. Freechoice: Join your Maasai guide for a walk. Alternatively, join an African cooking class. (B/L/D)
23 Masai Mara - Nairobi
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 new found friends. Please book flight to depart from Nairobi after 4pm. (B)

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