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Arrive in Cape Town where we’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel, affectionately known as Mt Nellie. At the foot of the Table Mountain, and walking distance of Company’s Garden, this exquisitely restored colonial hotel was painted pink over 100-years ago.
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Stay: Three Nights, Cape Town, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
After breakfast, meet up with your fellow travellers and tour director for a welcome briefing before you head out to discover the charms of the city. Built by Dutch colonialists, stop at the Castle of Good Hope for a tour of this historic pentagonal fortress, the oldest colonial building in South Africa. Afterwards, board the aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain. This evening, delve into Cape Town’s dining scene as you enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.Daily :
After breakfast this morning, journey along the spectacular coastal Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point. En route, take in the South African beach scenery, its quaint villages and the ‘tip’ of Africa, Cape Point, before continuing on to Simon’s Town for lunch. Nearby is Boulders Beach, where you might see a colony of penguins, before returning to your hotel.Daily :
Perhaps head to Robben Island and during a guided visit learn about the prison where Nelson Mandela was housed and life on the island. Alternatively, spend the morning at the Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront with a visit to the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world, the Zeitz Mocaa Museum. Otherwise, you might like to set out on a Heritage tour to discover the neighbourhoods of Bo-Kaap and District Six.
Choose how to spend your morning with a number of sightseeing options on offer. Afterwards, head for the oak-shaded streets of Stellenbosch, one of South Africa’s most well-known wine regions, for the remainder of the day. Here, let the town’s tremendous history, character and charm unfold before you, with magnificent mountains forming the perfect backdrop.
Stay: Two Nights, Stellenbosch, Lanzerac Hotel or SimilarDaily :
Today you'll explore the historical town of Stellenbosch and admire its beautiful Cape Dutch architecture and colonial history. Here you will indulge in its storied past, remarkable culture and inspiring artwork on a walking tour, before tasting traditional cuisines such as the savoury classic bobotie and sweet Amarula mousse.
Once you’ve enjoyed time to explore Stellenbosch, make the most of the rest of the day at your estate. Surrounded by mountains and wine farms, it’s the perfect place to relax or partake in the activities offered within the property.Daily :
Today, fly to Kruger before transferring to your lodge located on a private concession. This evening, enjoy a game drive and a round of sundowners as you soak up the magnificent African sunset before a delicious dinner.
Stay: Two Nights, Kruger National Park, Thornybush Waterside Lodge or Lukimbi Safari LodgeDaily :
Your day ends with a delicious boma dinner under the stars. This magical setting provides a perfect conclusion to your experience.
Rise early today for your morning game drive with experienced local trackers. It’s then back to your magnificent lodge for some time to relax before setting off on another game drive this afternoon.Daily :
Today you will fly to Johannesburg, where you’ll stay overnight in preparation for your flight to Victoria Falls in the morning.
Stay: Johannesburg, D’Oreale HotelDaily :
Fly to Victoria Falls today and set out on a discovery of this astonishing natural wonder. Later, cross to the Zambian side of the falls and check in to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Stay: Two Nights, Royal Livingstone HotelDaily :
Perhaps set out on Chief Mukuni’s Village Cultural Tour then visit the Maramba Market. Alternatively, marvel at the spectacular sight of thundering Victoria Falls from a helicopter flight. Otherwise, you might choose to learn about the history and construction of the Victoria Falls Bridge on a guided discovery.
Today presents a number of ways in which you could spend the day. Perhaps head out on your chosen sightseeing activity or simply relax and unwind at your hotel.Daily :
From the vantage point of your private villa’s deck suspended over the river, stay on the lookout for the animals visiting the floodplains.
Travel to Kasane in Botswana today and cross the Chobe River to your lodge, located on the banks of the Chobe River at the tip of Namibia’s Zambezi Region.
Stay: Two Nights, Chobe Water VillasDaily :
Today, you might choose to head out on a game drive in Chobe National Park, or take to the water and enjoy a cruise along the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers.Daily :
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Nairobi where you East Africa safari begins.
Stay: Hemingways NairobiDaily :
Today, take a flight to Tanzania, where you will join our waiting 4WD vehicles and continue to your lodge. Upon arrival, enjoy time at leisure before a round of sundowners. This evening, soak up the magnificent African sunset before a delicious dinner.
Stay: Three Nights, Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain LodgeDaily :
During your full day at the crater, 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 wildebeest, zebras, gazelles and lions, so make sure you have your camera ready to capture the abundant wildlife.Daily :
Today you will have the opportunity to visit a local primary school in rural Tanzania. Meet the children of Kilimatembo school and be shown around to see firsthand how APT’s ongoing support helps to provide additional learning materials and improve facilities.
After your Signature Experience, venture to a local Maasai village and enjoy a barbecue lunch before an optional game drive through Manyara National Park.Daily :
At Olduvai Gorge, also known as the Cradle of Mankind, enjoy a private tour of the earliest evidence of the existence of human ancestors.
Take in the spectacular views and watch out for wildlife as you travel to Serengeti National Park today.
Stay: Three Nights, Serengeti National Park, Four Seasons Safari Lodge or Ole Serai Luxury CampDaily :
The plains of Serengeti National Park are home to an incredible array of animals. Rise early this morning for a game drive and keep your camera at the ready as you head out in search of them. Back at your lodge, enjoy some time to relax and soak up the surrounds of the African bush. This evening, set out on another game drive, this time observing animals as they prepare for the night time. Afterwards, dinner is served back at your lodge.Daily :
A third day in the national park illuminates the opportunity to see any animals that you may have missed on game drives yesterday. Today you might like to head off in the morning, evening or both to maximise the chance of seeing the animals who call the park home. Otherwise, you might like to simply relax and enjoy the beautiful setting in the bush. This evening, savour the African sunset from your expansive balcony.Daily :
Board a light aircraft to the Masai Mara, home to the nomadic Maasai people who have lived here for centuries. A vast savannah dotted with trees, there's hardly a place on Earth that resembles this land. On arrival, head off-road through the savannah on your first game drive. This is one of the best places in Africa to spot big game such as the Big Five, as well as cheetahs and hyenas. Afterwards, you will make your way to your tented camp where you will stay this evening. Enjoy a delicious dinner before retiring for the evening.
Stay: Three Nights, Masai Mara, Karen Blixen Camp or similarDaily :
Wake this morning to the sounds of the African bush. Enjoy the sensational Masai Mara on morning and afternoon game drives through the private Mara conservancy. Tonight, raise a glass and celebrate your incredible journey with fellow guests at sundowner drinks.Daily :
This evening a traditional bush dinner is served within the incredible setting of the Masai Mara.
Today is set aside for an exploration of the Mara Reserve. Otherwise, you might like to spend the day relaxing at camp, or watching resident hippos from your deck.Daily :
At the end of your day, enjoy a private performance by the Kenyan Boys Choir, with farewell drinks.
Say goodbye to the Masai Mara and take a breathtaking flight to Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya. Later, you will be transferred back to Hemingways Nairobi for your final night in Africa.
Stay: Hemingways NairobiDaily :
After breakfast, your journey concludes. We say goodbye before we transfer you to the airport for your flight.Daily :
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.