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Luxury

African Christmas Safari

Nairobi to Victoria Falls
12 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: AF12
  • Remote Journey
  • Small Group Discovery
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Local School Visit

In Tanzania, take some time to visit a local school and learn about the daily activities of the students

Christmas in the Mara

Spend Christmas Day in the majestic Masai Mara, a rare experience you're sure to never forget

New Years Gala

Ring in the New Year in style, celebrating with an exclusive gala dinner at the Royal Livingstone Hotel

Your Vacation Includes

  • 4WD game viewing in the Masai Mara and Serengeti national parks
  • Aerial views over game parks on three small plane flights
  • A magical Christmas experience in the Masai Mara
  • A New Year’s Eve extravaganza at Victoria Falls
  • Gratuities and game park fees
  • Finest dining - a total of 26 meals

Map & Itinerary

Africa Map 2019 AF12

Nairobi to Victoria Falls

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

Your Christmas Safari in Africa begins in Nairobi. Upon landing at the airport, you’ll be escorted to your hotel.

Stay: Hemingways Nairobi

Board a flight for your journey to Masai Mara in Kenya. Upon arrival, you’re taken on your first game drive en route to your residence, perfectly situated on the Mara River. Making your way to the camp, you might be lucky enough to spot local creatures including elephants and giraffes. From here, settle in to your tent retreat before an afternoon game drive.

Stay: Three Nights, Masai Mara, Karen Blixen Camp

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Return to camp and absorb a magical sunset with sundowners, then partake in a special Carols by Candlelight set within the African bush.


Perhaps awake before dawn and experience the Mara on an early morning game drive before breakfast. Otherwise, take the morning at your own pace, enjoying the sounds of the bush being so close to nature in your tent. The afternoon has been set aside for leisure time before a game drive.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This morning, instead of tearing open presents, you’re invited on an exciting early game drive, followed by a festive champagne bush breakfast.


Christmas in the Mara is a magical experience and you might like to rise a little early as everyone does on this special day. Following lunch served on the Mara, an afternoon game drive presents another wildlife spotting opportunity. A delicious dinner and Maasai dance ties off your magical Christmas in the Mara.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to the vast plains of Serengeti National Park. Savour an afternoon of game drives, tracking the great array of creatures and wildlife that live in this expansive area. This evening return to the lodge for dinner.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Perhaps rise early this morning for a game drive. Or if you find yourself tempted by the lodge’s swimming pool with views of the waterhole, you’re welcome to take a moment and relax here. Enjoy the vast and seemingly endless plains where herds of animals are frequently spotted. Serengeti National Park is particularly well known for zebra and wildebeest, so you’re likely to see a few of these docile creatures today!

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Your final full day in Serengeti National Park is spent exploring at your own leisure. You may wish to capture sunset from your private balcony, as you gaze out to the savannah, feeling at one with the untamed plains.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning you’ll say goodbye to Tanzania and enjoy a breathtaking scenic flight to Nairobi. You’ll return to Hemingways Nairobi for a final night in East Africa. Once you’ve arrived here, you are free to spend the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure.

Stay: Hemingways Nairobi

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Board a flight to Victoria Falls. Cross the border and upon arrival transfer to your hotel, situated right on the Zambezi River and walking distance to the thundering falls. Here, Relish the rare opportunity to spot indigenous wildlife roaming the resort grounds.

Stay: Three Nights, Victoria Falls, Royal Livingstone Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, there’s no better way to ring in the New Year than with a special gala dinner extravaganza at your hotel, guaranteed to be a night to remember.


Today you have a choice of sightseeing. Perhaps embark on a market tour; take a breathtaking helicopter flight over Victoria Falls; or explore the falls on foot from the Zimbabwean side, which also includes a delicious lunch. Later this evening, you’ll enjoy a special New Year’s Signature Experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy the day at leisure to explore Victoria Falls as you wish. Tonight, enjoy a farewell celebration with your new-found friends.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

After breakfast transfer to Livingstone Airport for your onward flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Spectacular Safari Retreat

Tents at Karen Blixen Camp in the Masai Mara are complete with comfortable beds and ensuites, ensuring camping luxury

Immersive Serengeti Stay

The Serengeti is so vast and astounding, spending three nights at the Four Seasons will ensure an immersive stay.

A Royal Retreat

It's a pleasure to stay at the Royal Livingstone Hotel where elegance and grace star alongside resident creatures

I would say this is one of the most enjoyable trips... I can’t quite believe I have been here. To see all the animals I have seen just roaming around free is something I will never forget.