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Luxury

Classic African Safari with Zambezi Queen

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 13 destinations
  • Finest dining - a total of 54 meals
  • 23 nights in hand-picked accommodation
  • Services of an APT Tour Director
  • Experience incredible game safaris on the Chobe River
  • Discover the wonders of Kruger National Park during game drives
  • Enjoy a private tour of the earliest evidence of the existence of human ancestors at Olduvai Gorge
  • Savour a traditional bush dinner served within the incredible setting of the Masai Mara

Map & Itinerary

Africa Map 2021 AFZE24
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™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

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 Table Mountain, and walking distance of Company’s Garden, this exquisitely restored colonial hotel was painted pink over 100 years ago.

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
View of Cape Town at Night

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 :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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 similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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 Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Heard of Zebras in Kruger National Park, South Africa

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Your day ends with a delicious boma dinner under the stars. This majestic 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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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 Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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 Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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.

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  • Breakfast
Modern lounge on the ship with view across the river

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.


Travel to Kasane in Botswana today and journey by boat across the border into Namibia. Here, you will board your riverboat, the Zambezi Queen.

Stay: Two Nights, Chobe River, Zambezi Queen

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today, you might choose to travel by tender boat to a local Namibian village where you’ll meet the tribe village elders and locals. Gain a deeper understanding of how the people of this 100-year-old village live, including learning more about their daily challenges and traditions. Alternatively, try your hand at catch and release tiger fishing as you join a local guide and head out on a fishing expedition on the Chobe River.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Nairobi where you East Africa safari begins.

Stay: Hemingways Nairobi

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  • Breakfast

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 Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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 :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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 :
  • 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 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 Camp

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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 similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

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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 an exploration of the 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.


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 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

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.