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Classic African Safari

Cape Town to Nairobi
27 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: AFZE27
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Trip Highlights

A Wild Time on the Water

During your two-night Zambezi Queen cruise enjoy amazing riverboat safari game viewing on the Chobe

A World of Wildlife

Enjoy incredible game drives in Kruger National Park, one of Africa's largest game reserves and home to the Big Five

Prehistoric Wonder

Journey along the Garden Route and take an aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain for amazing views

Inclusions

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

Map & Itinerary

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Cape Town to Nairobi

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

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&A Waterfront

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, choose from a selection of waterfront restaurants.


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.

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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
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

This evening, choose where to dine.


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.

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
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a boma dinner under the stars at Kruger National Park.


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.

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  • Breakfast
  • 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
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Take in incredible game viewing on safari boat rides along the Chobe River over two days.


Fly to Kasane in Botswana this morning, then travel by coach and boat into Namibia. Once here, transfer to the Zambezi Queen. Take the time to relax with sundowners and chat to your fellow guests before enjoying your evening meal.

Stay: Two Nights: Chobe National Park, Zambezi Queen

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

You have the opportunity to explore the region in one of two ways. Perhaps take a journey to a local Namibian village. Alternatively, you might prefer to try your hand at fishing for bream and tigerfish.


Wake to a beautiful sunrise overlooking the Chobe. Enjoy breakfast, then head out as you prepare for another day of discovering the local wildlife from the incredible position of your safari boat. In the afternoon, enjoy an incredible water safari to observe some of the many elephants that call Chobe River and its surrounds home. This evening, another fantastic dinner with your fellow guests awaits.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Leave the Chobe River and cross the border into Botswana then onto Zambia. Arriving at your hotel beside the Zambezi River, enjoy some time to settle in before a short walk to Victoria Falls.

Stay: Two Nights: Royal Livingstone Hotel

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Savour dinner as you journey over the Victoria Falls bridge aboard the Royal Livingstone Express steam train.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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. Alternatively, marvel at Victoria Falls from above during a helicopter flight.


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  • Breakfast
  • 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
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit a Maasai village where the women are learning to grow vegetable gardens.


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.

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
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Meet the children at a local school.


Continue 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
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Take a private tour of Olduvai Gorge, 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

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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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  • Breakfast
  • 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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Savour a bush dinner in the Masai Mara.


Choose to further explore or enjoy a day of rest and relaxation within the surrounds of your camp.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy the harmonies of the Kenyan Boys choir.


Fly to Nairobi and transfer to your hotel. 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

Travel & Accommodation

Luxury interior of the Zambezi Queen with balcony
Remote River Cruise

Enjoy the passing scenery of the Chobe River from your suite's private deck and relax amid the elegant furnishings

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Historic Train Journey

Dine on a five-course meal and cocktails on the Royal Livingstone Express steam train, enjoying views of Victoria Falls

Heart of the Serengeti

Spend two nights at the spectacular Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti in secluded suites with amazing views

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family