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Classic African Safari

Cape Town to Nairobi
24 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: AFZE24
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

A Wild Time on the Water

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

Dine Under the Stars

Enjoy an unforgettable outdoor dinner in the Masai Mara, with the sounds of the bush to accompany you.

Swept Away With Sound

Be carried away with the spellbinding sounds of the Kenyan Boys Choir during a private performance.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 13 destinations
  • 23 nights in hand-picked accommodation
  • Services of an APT Tour Director
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and gratuities
  • Finest dining - a total of 53 meals
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 2 locations
  • AFZE24 - 2020 season runs for 24 days

Map & Itinerary

Africa Map AFZE24 2020
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

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 and restaurants, this exquisitely restored colonial hotel was painted pink over 100-years ago. Upon arrival, enjoy some time to settle in before savouring a warm welcome reception.

Stay: Three Nights, Cape Town, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps spend the afternoon at the Victoria and Alfred (VandA) Waterfront with a visit to the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world, the Zeitz Mocaa Museum, followed by a drink or afternoon tea at the Silo Hotel. Or, set off on a heritage tour where you will discover the neighbourhoods of Bo-Kaap and District Six. Maybe set out on a hike along the Camps Bay Pipe Track, which offers views above the gorgeous beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay.


A gateway to Cape Town’s past, you will stop at the Castle of Good Hope for a tour of this historic landmark. Afterwards, you will board the iconic aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain. Then embark on your included sightseeing. Tonight, enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant to savour Cape Town's fabulous food.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning, you will journey along the 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 get the chance to see a colony of penguins, before returning to your hotel.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This morning, meet with a former prison guard for a private tour at Robben Island. Originally assigned to guard Nelson Mandela, you will be moved by his stories of the island and the Maximum Security Prison where thousands of South African Freedom Fighters were incarcerated.


After your private tour of Robben Island, journey onto the oak-shaded streets of Stellenbosch for the remainder of the day at the Lanzerac Hotel. Here, let the hotel's tremendous history, character and charm unfold before you, upon the backdrop of magnificent mountains.

Stay: Two Nights, Stellenbosch, Lanzerac Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Today you’ll explore Stellenbosch, and admire its 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.


After your discovery of Stellenbosch, enjoy the rest of the day at your estate, surrounded by mountains and wine farms, where you can relax or partake in the activities offered within the property.

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  • Breakfast

Today, fly to Kruger, before transferring to your private lodge within Kruger National Park. This evening, enjoy a round of sundowners as you soak up the African sunset, before dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Kruger National Park, Ngala Safari Lodge or Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Rise early today for your morning game drive with experienced trackers. It’s then back to your lodge for some time to relax before setting off on another game drive this afternoon. Your day ends with a boma dinner under the stars as you enjoy the sounds of the bush. This majestic setting provides a perfect conclusion to your incredible Kruger National Park experience.


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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, fly to Johannesburg, where you will stay overnight in preparation for you River safari in the morning.

Stay: Johannesburg, D’Oreale Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Today you will fly to Kasane in Botswana, then travel by coach and boat into Namibia where you will board your riverboat, the Zambezi Queen for two nights. From your perfect vantage point directly on the river that flourishes with life, you will enjoy incredible game safaris on the Chobe River.


Stay: Two Nights, Chobe River, Zambezi Queen

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Prepare for a superb day of viewing animals on safari boat rides.


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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

From your perfect vantage point directly on the river that flourishes with life, you’ll enjoy incredible game safaris on the Chobe River.


Disembark your riverboat and cross the border into Botswana then into Zambia. You will then be transferred to your hotel overlooking the Zambezi River, with direct access to Victoria Falls. Once you've checked in, relax at your hotel or take a leisurely walk to the falls.

Stay: Two Nights, Royal Livingstone Hotel

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  • Breakfast

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Today presents a vast selection of ways in which you could spend the day. You might like to embark 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. Or tour the Zimbabwean side of the falls and enjoy a lunch.


After your chosen sightseeing activity, savour a farewell dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fly to Nairobi for your East Africa safari.

Stay: Hemingways Nairobi

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  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Take a flight to Lake Manyara in Tanzania and join our 4WD vehicles and continue to your lodge. Savour time at leisure before a round of sundowners, followed by dinner.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Today presents a vast selection of ways in which you could spend the day. You might like to embark 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. Or tour the Zimbabwean side of the falls and enjoy a lunch.


Stay: Three Nights, Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today at the crater, you will 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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit a local school and Maasai village, before a barbecue lunch and optional game drive through Manyara National Park.


This morning, take a flight to Lake Manyara in Tanzania, and continue to your lodge.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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, expansive views and watch out for wildlife, as you travel to Serengeti National Park.

Stay: Three Nights, Serengeti National Park, Four Seasons Safari Lodge or Ole Serai Luxury Camp

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The plains of Serengeti National Park are home to an incredible amount of animals. Rise early this morning for a game drive. Back at your lodge, enjoy some time to relax. This evening savour another game drive, this time observing animals as they prepare for the night time, before enjoying dinner at your lodge.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Later arrive at Olduvai Gorge, one of the world’s most important prehistoric sites, and explore the ‘cradle of mankind’ with a private tour.


A third day in the national park illuminates the opportunity to spy any animals that you may have missed on game drives yesterday.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Board a light aircraft for your journey to Kenya, where you will take a picturesque flight to the Masai Mara. Shortly after arriving, head off-road through the savannah on your first game drive. Afterwards, retire to your tent retreat.

Stay: Three Nights, Masai Mara, Karen Blixen Camp or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Wake to the sounds of the African bush. Later, enjoy the Masai Mara on morning and afternoon game drives through the private Mara conservancy.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening a traditional bush dinner is served within the incredible setting of the Masai Mara.


Today is set aside for a game viewing of the Masai Mara Reserve. Otherwise, you might like to spend the day relaxing at camp, or watching resident hippos from your deck.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

At the end of your day, enjoy a private performance by the Kenyan Boys Choir, with farewell drinks.


This morning you will say goodbye to Masai Mara and take a flight to Nairobi.

Stay: Hemingways Nairobi

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

After breakfast, your journey concludes. We say goodbye before we transfer you to the airport for your 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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Spectacular Safari Retreat

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

Beautiful Belmond

With expansive views of Cape Town's famed Table Mountain, enjoy three nights at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel.

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary