During your two-night Zambezi Queen cruise enjoy amazing riverboat safari game viewing on the Chobe
Enjoy incredible game drives in Kruger National Park, one of Africa's largest game reserves and home to the Big Five
Victoria Falls is one of South Africa’s most iconic landmarks and you’ll stay within walking distance
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest
Your journey begins today upon your arrival in Cape Town. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your five-star hotel. Settle in to your surrounds and this evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception and get to know your APT Tour Director and fellow guests.
Stay: Three Nights: Cape Town, Table Bay Hotel at the V&A Waterfront
This afternoon, you might prefer to tour Constantia Winelands and learn more about the local wine industry. 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 restaurants to dine at.
On a city tour this morning, ride the aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain and take in stunning views, before visiting the Castle of Good Hope.
Journey along the winding, scenic coastal road of Chapman’s Peak Drive today to Cape Point, a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park. Take in the majestic South African beach scenery before continuing on to historic Simon’s Town which has been an important naval base for more than 200 years. A few kilometres away from Simon’s Town is Boulders Beach. Make a visit here and see a colony of penguins up close before returning to Cape Town.
This morning, board your plane and fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park, where you enter the private Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Settle in to your accommodation and enjoy the scenery as you relax with sundowner drinks.
Stay: Two Nights: Kruger National Park, Kirkman’s Kamp
Enjoy a boma dinner under the stars at Kruger National Park.
Rise early before heading out on a morning game drive with experienced trackers. It’s then back to your lodge for some time to relax and enjoy lunch before setting off on another game drive this afternoon. During both drives you’ll experience incredible encounters with Africa’s Big Five.
Savour dinner as you journey over the Victoria Falls bridge aboard the Royal Livingstone Express steam train.
Fly to Livingstone in Zambia and arrive at your hotel, which is located on the stunning Zambezi River. Settle in to your hotel before taking a short walk through the hotel’s gardens to thundering Victoria Falls.
Stay: Two Nights: Royal Livingstone Hotel
Today brings with the chance to explore Livingstone and its surrounds with your choice of activity. Perhaps trace the steps of Dr Livingstone on Chief Mukuni’s Village Cultural Tour then visit the Maramba Market. Or enjoy a rhino-walking safari in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, an excursion which gives you the chance of encountering the endangered white rhino at close quarters in a safe environment. Alternatively, you might like to marvel at the spectacular sight of thundering Victoria Falls from the heights of a helicopter flight.
Return to your hotel and enjoy time at leisure this evening.
Take in incredible game viewing on safari boat rides along the Chobe River over two days.
Travel by coach and boat into Namibia today. Upon arrival in Namibia, you will be transferred to your riverboat. With such a vast number of animals who call the surrounds of the Chobe River home, your chances of spotting game are very high. This evening, join your fellow guests for a Welcome Dinner on board your riverboat as you take in the tranquil scenery and sounds of Chobe National Park.
Stay: Two Nights: Chobe National Park, Zambezi Queen
Wake to a beautiful sunrise overlooking the Chobe as you prepare for another day of safari boat rides, and the chance to see the many elephants that call the Chobe home. After lunch, you are able to explore the surrounding area by choosing from two Freedom of Choice options. You might like to take a journey to a Namibian village to gain an insight into the culture of the locals. Alternatively, if you fancy yourself as an avid fisher, you might like to take the opportunity to try your hand at catching bream and tigerfish.
Rejoin the rest of your fellow guests late this afternoon and enjoy the sunset before dinner on board.
Disembark after breakfast and cross the border into Botswana for your onward flight to Johannesburg. Spend the night here before you continue on the next part of your journey to East Africa.
Stay: Johannesburg, D’Oreale Grande Hotel
Fly via Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to the city of Arusha. Transfer to your hotel, on the grounds of a coffee plantation and settle in with Welcome Drinks in the evening.
Stay: Arusha Coffee Lodge
Visit a Maasai village where the women are learning to grow vegetable gardens.
Depart Arusha by 4WD today and head to Tarangire National Park, arriving in the afternoon. Settle in and head out on your first game drive here.
Stay: Two Nights: Tarangire Balloon Camp
The plains of Tarangire National Park are home to an incredible amount of animals, but they are most famous for the annual elephant migration. Rise early this morning, to get up close to these gentle giants on your morning game drive. Return to your camp for lunch before heading out again on another game drive with your experienced driver/tracker. This evening savour another dinner at your camp.
Visit a local school in Tanzania.
Depart Tarangire National Park after breakfast this morning. You’ll be staying close to the Ngorongoro Crater, which is the world’s largest inactive, and unfilled volcanic crater. This afternoon, perhaps take an included optional game drive through Lake Manyara National Park before enjoying some time to relax.
Stay: Two Nights: Ngorongoro Crater, Acacia Farm Lodge
Enjoy a game drive into the Ngorongoro Crater. During your time at the crater today, you’ll also stop for a picnic lunch, giving you time to take in the surrounds. Voted as one of the Seven Wonders of Africa, the crater’s high walls are a natural enclosure to vast numbers of animals. Among them are wildebeest, zebras, gazelles and lions.
Take a private tour of Olduvai Gorge. One of the world’s most important prehistoric sites, evidence of early humans has been made here, and the gorge is known as the ‘cradle of mankind’.
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
Head out on an early morning game drive, keeping a close eye out for the animals that call the park home. See how the endless dry grasslands collide with a brilliant sky. Later, enjoy the infinity pool and views of the waterhole at your lodge. On your afternoon game drive, your trackers will ensure you have the best chance of spotting lions, elephants, buffalos, and leopard.
Take a light aircraft flight into Tanzania. Land and cross the border into Kenya, before a picturesque flight to the Masai Mara.
Stay: Three Nights: Masai Mara, Karen Blixen Camp
Perhaps embark on a balloon safari over the Masai Mara (own expense, must be pre-booked). Later, enjoy the Masai on morning and afternoon game drives.
Savour a Masai Mara bush dinner.
Wake to the sounds of the African bush.
Enjoy the harmonies of the Kenyan Boys Choir.
Fly to Nairobi and transfer to your hotel. Attend a Farewell Lunch. Perhaps visit Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage (own expense, must be pre-booked).
Stay: Hemingways Nairobi
Transfer to the airport.
Dine on a five-course meal and cocktails on the Royal Livingstone Express steam train, enjoying views of Victoria Falls
Spend two nights at the spectacular Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti in secluded suites with amazing views