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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2NairobiContemporary African Art & Culture, National Museum, Nairobi National ParkTamarind Tree Hotel, Fairview Hotel
2 - 5Masai MaraLarge Concentration of Wildlife, Maasai People, Balloon SafarisIlkeliani Camp, Entim Camp
5 - 6KigaliLocal Crafts, Kigali Genocide Memorial, Hilly CountryHeaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, Kigali Serena Hotel
6 - 8Volcanoes National ParkGorilla Trekking, Hiking, Walking TrailsTiloreza Volcanoes Eco Lodge
8 - 9JohannesburgUrban Bistros, Historical Sites, Beautiful Architecture, Musical RhythmsCity Lodge OR Tambo International Airport
9 - 12Central KrugerGame drives, Game Walks, Rugged LandscapeChisomo Safari Camp, Karongwe River Lodge
12 - 16Cape TownWine Tasting, Contemporary Cosmopolitan Culture, Winelands and Wine FarmsDe Tafelberg Guest House, Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel & Spa

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

You will be transferred from Nairobi airport to your hotel in a private vehicle

Nairobi

1 Night

Spend time downtown! As the largest city of East Africa, you can experience contemporary urban African life with colorful street markets, authentic African cuisine, and a buzzing nightlife.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsRoom Only
StyleInternational
Fairview Hotel – Opt 2
RoomBusiness Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 2 - 5

You will be transferred from your hotel to Nairobi airport in a private vehicle

Flight to Masai Mara (1 hr)

You will be transferred from Masai Mara airport to your hotel

Masai Mara

3 Nights

Classic Africa! The Masai Mara will fulfil your dreams with its iconic, endless African landscapes of golden grass dotted with picturesque acacia trees that is home to year-round wildlife viewing: cheetah, leopard, large prides of lions, elephants, giraffe, hyena, huge Nile crocodiles, frolicking hippos and many other species.

Included Activities

Ilkeliani Camp: Game drives and Nature walks
Rise and shine early to explore the wild surroundings of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. In tow with your expert Maasai guides and reaching via a suspension bridge, hop on a 4×4 to experience morning game drives. At the Mara river and the Musiara Marsh, see a high concentration of elephants, zebras, buffaloes, hippopotamuses, and the world-famous Marsh Pride of Lions. Listening to wildlife stories of the region, settle down for a leisurely picnic breakfast and watch the herds of game go by. Follow the resident naturalist and set out for nature walks along the Talek River. Spot myriad birdlife and track animals in the vicinity by footprints, as you traverse the native vegetation of these riverine forests. After siestas at camp, embark on late afternoon game drives and enjoy the BIG Five sightings across the scenic Maasai landscapes. You may also witness the wildebeest migration during the season. Back at camp, seated around a bonfire, share your day’s wildlife adventures over a few rounds of drinks.

Entim Camp: Game drives
Explore the stunning beauty, diverse landscapes and amazing wildlife of the Masai Mara on fantastic game drives. The best time for this is in the early morning when the animals are particularly active and in the late afternoon when the sun paints incredible colors on the horizon.

Hotel Options
Ilkeliani Camp – Opt 1
RoomStandard Tent
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleCamp
Entim Camp – Opt 2
RoomClassic Tent
MealsFull Board
StyleCamp
Day 5 - 6

You will be transferred from your hotel to Masai Mara airport

Flight to Nairobi (1 hr)

Transfer to international airport

Flight to Kigali (2 hrs)

Transfer to your accommodation

Kigali

1 Night

As Rwanda’s capital and its geographical heart, Kigali is an important business center and port.

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe King Rooms
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 6 - 8

Drive to Volcanoes (2-3 hrs)

Volcanoes National Park

2 Nights

Observe gorillas! Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Mountains protected area, also part of Congo and Rwanda.

Included Activities

Gorilla Trekking
No other wildlife encounter in Africa matches the astounding experience of spending time face-to-face with some of the few remaining wild mountain gorillas. For a gorilla trek you need to be fairly fit for the humid, muddy conditions of a rainforest with high altitude hike. Even in the dry season, the rainforest is a challenging environment: it is humid, wet and muddy with some steep slopes and thick vegetation. If needed, you can hire a porter who carries luggage and assists you during steep or muddy terrain at a fee. It is absolutely worth the effort to spend time with gorillas in the wild, but be prepared to exert yourself on the trek. Your professional guide and tracker lead you into the forest’s secret paths, looking for a habituated gorilla family. Once found, approach the gorillas quietly and settle down to observe them from between 7 and 10m away. You will spend up to one hour with the gorillas, watching the adults forage and groom each other while the babies tumble and play. You will be under the watchful gaze of the great silverback patriarch whose soft brown eyes constantly sweep over his family protectively. Witnessing gorillas express typically human gestures and emotions is a truly profound experience! (Please carry drinking water, snacks, raincoat, hiking shoes, camera, mosquito repellent and garden/leather gloves).

Visit the Dian Fossey Exhibition / Karisoke Research Center
Explore the state-of-the-art Karisoke Research Center nestled in the heart of mountainous Musanze, your gateway to the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Armed with a naturalist guide, learn about the endangered mountain gorillas and their natural habitat, thanks to the longest-running field study of primates here! Get an insight into the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International that continues facilitating research practices, tracking, and conservation efforts including anti-poaching patrols for gorillas across the region. Browse the excellent showcase spread across seven sections, which celebrates the life and work of Dian Fossey through historic photographs, notes, and original artifacts from her cabin. See nose prints, footprints, handprints, and skulls of gorillas, listen to gorilla vocalizations and watch several videos from the project’s timeline. Also, view the Virtual Virungas – an interactive 3D model that projects satellite imagery of Virunga mountains on a bed of sand. Interacting with the staff, stroll about, and expect to spot several other animals in the center’s forested surroundings.

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsFull Board
StyleBoutique
Day 8 - 9

Drive to Kigali (2-3 hrs)

Flight to Johannesburg (4-5 hrs)

Johannesburg

1 Night

Discover South Africa’s beating heart! Johannesburg, or Jo’burg’ is a dynamic, cosmopolitan city with great places to eat and interesting sites to visit.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
Meals
StyleInternational
Day 9 - 12

Flight to Central Kruger (1 hr)

Transfer to your accommodation (1 hr)

Central Kruger

3 Nights

Walk on the wild side! One of the oldest, largest, and most diverse parks in Africa, Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s top safari destinations, rich with its lion prides, elephant herds and thousands of other animals, against shifting backdrops of savannah, forest, river and mountains.

Included Activities

Chisomo Safari Camp: Game Drives
Experience breath-taking sightings of the ‘Big Five’ (lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinos and elephants) and other wildlife across the sprawling African bushveld at the Karongwe Reserve on open vehicle game drives. Marvel at spectacular views of the Lowveld from a “kopje”. Bird lovers will have over 365 different feathered species to track. In addition, enjoy exhilarating bush walks with Shangaan trackers, local experts with vast experience of the African bush. You may even spot a Cheetah on foot! Sip on a bush sundowner to refresh yourself at the end of a long day, as the sun sets over the Drakensberg Mountains in a riot of colors.

Activities at Karongwe River Lodge
Experience breath-taking sightings of the ‘Big Five’ (lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinos and elephants) and other wildlife across the sprawling African bushveld at the Karongwe Reserve on open vehicle game drives. Marvel at spectacular views of the Lowveld from a “kopje”. Bird lovers will have over 365 different feathered species to track. In addition, enjoy exhilarating bush walks with Shangaan trackers, local experts with vast experience of the African bush. You may even spot a Cheetah on foot! Sip on a bush sundowner to refresh yourself at the end of a long day, as the sun sets over the Drakensberg Mountains in a riot of colors.

Hotel Options
RoomSafari Suites
MealsFullboard & Activities
StyleCamp
RoomLuxury Suite
MealsFullboard & Activities
Day 12 - 16

Transfer to Airport (1 hr)

Flight to Cape Town (2-3 hrs)

Transfer to your accommodation

Cape Town

4 Nights

Your African metropolis awaits! With Table Mountain as a breathtaking backdrop, Cape Town is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Included Activities

Discover Cape Town at Your own Pace
Enjoy a tailor-made tour of Cape Town specifically designed for your interests. With a chauffeured car at your disposal for the entire day, you are at liberty to discover the cosmopolitan city at your own leisure and pace. Whether your interests lie in exploring Cape Town’s natural landscapes, its cultural history and art, or even in its gastronomic scene, the city has it all. Visit the Castle of Good Hope, the Company Gardens, and the Green Market Square. Or ride right up to the iconic Table Mountain with its panoramic view of the city and the coastline spread out beneath. The choice is yours, as are the hours of your bespoke city tour. (Full Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable shoes, sunglasses & sun hats. Don’t forget your camera or binoculars). Price includes car and your driver-guide. All other expenses to be paid directly on site).

Hotel Options
RoomLuxury Room
MealsFull Board
StyleBoutique
Room
MealsBed & Breakfast

Transfer to the airport (1 hr)

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 11,290 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 13,090 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 16 days / 15 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • The following flights in economy class unless otherwise specified:
    • Nairobi – Masai Mara
    • Masai Mara – Nairobi
    • Nairobi – Kigali
    • Kigali – Johannesburg
    • Johannesburg – Central Kruger
    • Central Kruger – Cape Town
  • All activities as indicated:
    • Masai Mara: Ilkeliani Camp: Game drives and Nature walks
    • Masai Mara:  Entim Camp: Game drives
    • Volcanoes National Park: Visit the Dian Fossey Exhibition / Karisoke Research Center
    • Volcanoes National Park: Gorilla Trekking
    • Central Kruger: Chisomo Safari Camp: Game Drives
    • Central Kruger: Activities at Karongwe River Lodge
    • Cape Town: Discover Cape Town at Your own Pace
  • Emergency evacuation cover
  • Game drives in high quality and well-maintained safari vehicle with professional English-speaking driver-guide. In case the game drives are booked through your lodge/camp, they will be shared with other guests with a maximum of 9 guests per vehicle
  • All national park and conservation fees as per your itinerary
  • All transfers as indicated above
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Fees and taxes

Not Included

  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Drinks and meals not specified above: Most of our camps and lodges include a variety of alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks on certain meal plans. Depending on the meal plan you are booked, it is important to note that imported brands like luxury spirits, wines and champagne are not included.
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return), unless specified under the trip inclusions above
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Highlights Africa: Masai Mara, Gorillas and Cape Town

16 days $ 11,290 / person

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