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Luxury

Classic African Safari

Cape Town to Nairobi
26 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: AFZE26
  • Classic Journey
  • Remote Journey
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Vintage Tasting

Visit an estate along South Africa's Garden Route, and indulge in a sampling of the region's famous drop

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • 4WD game viewing in six different game parks
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • APT EXCLUSIVE! Two-night Chobe River Safari aboard the Zambezi Queen
  • All flights within Africa, including small plane flights in East Africa
  • Gratuities and game park fees
  • Finest dining - a total of 57 meals

Map & Itinerary

Africa Map 2019 AFZE26

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

Arrive in Cape Town, where your Classic Journey commences. Be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception.

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

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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Journey along the coastal Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point and take in the majestic South African beach scenery before continuing on to Simon’s Town for lunch. Nearby is Boulders Beach where you see a colony of penguins.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

En route to Oudtshoorn, visit a boutique wine estate in Robertson, sampling a range of vintages.


Travel the world-famous Garden Route before arriving in Oudtshoorn.

Stay: Oudtshoorn, 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.


Enjoy a Freedom of Choice Sightseeing experience today, before continuing 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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Perhaps visit Monkeyland Primate Reserve or enter the world’s largest aviary dome at the Birds of Eden sanctuary. Afterwards, savour lunch before continuing via Bloukrans Bridge to Port Elizabeth.

Stay: Port Elizabeth, Boardwalk Hotel and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Fly via Johannesburg to Kruger National Park, and transfer to your private reserve within Kruger National Park, Ngala Safari Lodge. Enjoy a round of sundowners as you soak up the magnificent African sunset.

Stay: Two Nights: Kruger National Park, Ngala Safari Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Your day ends with a boma dinner under the stars as you enjoy the sounds of the bush. The majestic setting provides a perfect conclusion to your incredible Kruger National Park experience.


Rise early for your morning game drive with experienced trackers. It’s then back to your lodge for some time to relax and enjoy lunch before setting off on another game drive this afternoon.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Fly to Johannesburg where you will stay overnight before heading to the Chobe River.

Stay: Johannesburg, 54 on Bath, or similar

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  • Breakfast
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.


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.

Stay: Two Nights: Chobe River, Zambezi Queen

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Prepare for a superb day of viewing animals on safari boat rides. You might like to seize the opportunity of visiting a Namibian village, or try your hand at tiger fishing.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enter Zambia and transfer to your hotel located on the Zambezi River, just near Victoria Falls. Today you can relax at your luxurious hotel, or take a leisurely walk to the stunning falls.

Stay: Two Nights: Royal Livingstone Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening is set aside for a special event - board the elegant Royal Livingstone Express for dinner, drinks and sublime views of the dramatic falls.

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.


Today’s exploration begins with a Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusion, and is tied off with a spectacular Signature Experience for dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fly from Livingstone to Nairobi where your Remote Journey begins.

Stay: Hemingways Nairobi

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This afternoon, meet the children of a local school and learn about their interesting educational environment.


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

Stay: Three Nights, Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

During your full day at the crater, you’ll 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

This morning venture to a local Maasai village and learn about the fascinating culture.


After your Signature Experience at a Maasai village, enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch before continuing through Manyara National Park.

Daily :
  • 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.


As you travel from Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti National Park, take in the spectacular, expansive views and watch for wildlife. After a Signature Experience, continue through Serengeti National Park to your lodge.

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 amount of animals. Rise early this morning for a game drive. Back at your lodge in the afternoon, 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

Today you may head out on early morning and afternoon game drives, keeping a close eye out for the animals that call the park home. Later, enjoy the infinity pool and views of the waterhole at your lodge.

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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. A vast savannah dotted with trees, there’s hardly a place on Earth that resembles this land. Retire to your tent retreat situated right along the Mara River.

Stay: Three Nights, Masai Mara, Karen Blixen Camp

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

You might like to get up early and savour a moment of complete peace during a balloon safari over the Masai Mara (own expense and booked on tour). Later, enjoy the sensational Masai Mara on morning and afternoon game drives through the private Mara conservancy. The evening is tied off with 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.


Wake to the sounds of the African bush. 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 :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, your last in Africa, is spent at a Farewell Dinner, with a private performance by the Kenyan Boys Choir.


This morning you’ll say goodbye to Masai Mara and enjoy a scenic flight to Nairobi.

Stay: Hemingways Nairobi

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Your journey comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Beautiful Belmond

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

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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Immersive Serengeti Stay

The Serengeti is so vast and astounding, spending three nights in this location will ensure an immersive stay.

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home