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African Journey

Cape Town to Nairobi
27 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: AFCE27
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Inclusions

  • 4WD game viewing in seven different game parks
  • Game viewing on safari boat rides along the Chobe River
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in five locations
  • Aerial views over game parks on two small plane flights
  • Gratuities, game park fees, and a total of 58 meals

Map & Itinerary

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Cape Town to Nairobi

On arrival in the South African city of Cape Town, be met at the airport and transferred to your five-star hotel. This evening, meet your APT Tour Director and fellow guests at a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Three Nights: Cape Town, Table Bay Hotel at the V and A Waterfront

Today’s sightseeing in Cape Town begins with a ride on the aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain. Enjoy time to admire the beautiful city and ocean stretching out beneath you. Your next stop is the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa. Later, embark on a Constantia Winelands tour. Alternatively, take a ferry to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Or set off on a township tour. Tonight, choose from a selection of waterfront restaurants.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today’s picturesque journey takes you along Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park. Continue on to historic Simon’s Town and see Africa’s only colony of penguins up close at Boulders Beach before returning to Cape Town.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Set off through the coastal and forest landscapes of the Garden Route, stopping to explore the Cango Caves on the way to Oudtshoorn. Tonight’s dinner features traditional Karoo cuisine.

Stay: Oudtshoorn, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge or Rosenhof Country House

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

You have the chance to interact with creatures great or small today. Perhaps watch for meerkats on a morning safari or enjoy an elephant feeding experience. Continue your journey to Knysna.

Stay: Two Nights: Knysna, Turbine Hotel and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Take a ferry to Featherbed Nature Reserve and travel by 4WD to Western Head for panoramic views of Knysna Lagoon. You may like to take an optional bushwalk before a buffet lunch amid the lush forest. The rest of the afternoon is yours at leisure.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Today visit Monkeyland Primate Reserve, where you’ll see primate species roam free. Alternatively, enter the world’s largest aviary dome at the Birds of Eden sanctuary. Continue to Port Elizabeth. This evening, choose where to dine.

Stay: Port Elizabeth, Boardwalk Hotel and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fly via Johannesburg to Kruger National Park. Arrive at your lodge in time for sundowner drinks at dusk before enjoying dinner with your fellow guests this evening.

Stay: Two Nights: Kruger National Park, Kirkmans Kamp or Ngala Safari Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel through the lodge’s private reserve on morning and afternoon game drives today. Accompanied by experienced trackers, you’re assured of the best chance of spotting magnificent creatures. Your day ends with an intimate boma dinner under the stars. Savour delicious traditional cuisine as you enjoy the night sky.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Bid farewell to Kruger National Park as you fly to Johannesburg. Enjoy an overnight stay here before the next part of your journey.

Stay: Johannesburg, D’Oreale Grande Hotel

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  • Breakfast

Fly to Livingstone in Zambia. From your hotel, take a walk to Victoria Falls. This evening, board the Victorian steam train, the Royal Livingstone Express, for drinks and dinner, and stop on the bridge for views of Victoria Falls.

Stay: Two Nights: Royal Livingstone Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Perhaps take a Chief Mukuni’s Village Cultural Tour then visit Maramba Market. Or enjoy a rhino walking safari or a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls.

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  • Breakfast

Cross the border into Botswana and travel by coach and boat into Namibia where you will stay on the banks of the Chobe in your own water villa. For the next two days, enjoy game viewing on safari boat rides.

Stay: Two Nights: Chobe River, Chobe Water Villas

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Head out on safari boat rides. Later, visit a Namibian village or try tiger fishing.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Fly back to Johannesburg where you will spend this evening before you start your journey to East Africa tomorrow.

Stay: Johannesburg, D’Oreale Grande Hotel

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  • Breakfast

Fly via Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to Arusha where you will stay at a hotel on a coffee plantation. This is the perfect jumping off point for your Tanzanian safari. Transfer to your hotel and settle in with Welcome Drinks in the evening.

Stay: Arusha Coffee Lodge

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  • Breakfast

This morning, you have the chance to walk around the Shanga Workshop where the craftspeople create gifts from recycled items. Set out by 4WD to your camp, which overlooks Tarangire National Park. Along the way, stop at a Maasai village. Learn how the women are creating a sustainable living thanks to the ability to grow vegetables for food and income. Relax before your game drive in the national park.

Stay: Two Nights: Tarangire Balloon Camp

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The plains of Tarangire National Park are home to an abundance of wildlife, but are most famous for the annual elephant migration. Watch for these gentle creatures along with a host of other animals on morning and afternoon game drives.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Meet the children of a local school in Tanzania before continuing to your lodge, which is located close to the Ngorongoro Crater. Here, perhaps you might like to take an included optional game drive through Lake Manyara National Park.

Stay: Two Nights: Ngorongoro Crater, Acacia Farm Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy a full-day game drive along the floor of Ngorongoro Crater, including a picnic lunch. One of Africa’s most sublime wildlife experiences, Nogorongoro Crater is a must-visit during any journey to East Africa. The crater’s high walls serve as a natural enclosure for an abundance of wildlife including The Big Five, along with wildebeest and zebra.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Visit one of the world’s most important prehistoric sites, Olduvai Gorge, for a private tour and lecture. Watch for wildlife as you travel to your spectacular lodge with expansive views over the Serengeti.

Stay: Two Nights: Serengeti National Park, Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Head out on an early morning game drive to observe the animals at their most active. Later, enjoy the infinity pool and views of the waterhole at your lodge. On your afternoon game drive, the chance to spot incredible wildlife is high, thanks to the park’s density of both predators and vulnerable prey.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today you will board a light aircraft and fly to the border of Tanzania. After landing and crossing into Kenya, you’ll then take a picturesque flight to the renowned Masai Mara. Shortly after arriving, head off-road through the savannah on your first game drive. This is one of the best destinations in the region to spot abundant wildlife.

Stay: Three Nights: Masai Mara, Karen Blixen Camp

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Awake to the incredible sounds of the Masai Mara wildlife this morning. Perhaps embark on a balloon safari over the Masai Mara (own expense, must be pre-booked). Wonder awaits on an evening game drive as the animals become more active. Raise a glass and celebrate your experience with sundowner drinks.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Choose to further explore or enjoy a day of rest and relaxation within the surrounds of your camp. This evening, enjoy an unforgettable bush dinner under the African night sky.

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Fly to Nairobi and transfer to your hotel. Come together during a Farewell Lunch, including a performance by the Kenyan Boys Choir. You may like to take an optional excursion to Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage (own expense, must be pre-booked).

Stay: Hemingways Nairobi

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.