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First, you’ll immerse yourself in Africa, from the emerald-green hills of Cape Town and majestic Victoria Falls, to tree-climbing lions in Tanzania. Next, you’ll discover Egypt, swapping lush greens for golden sands, rose-red canyons and ancient wonders. Along the way, your journey will be peppered with unique experiences you won’t find anywhere else.
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Day 1
Highlights: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Cape Town. Your journey into wonder begins with a three night Special Stay.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Cape Town
Highlights: Table Mountain gondola, Scenic Freechoice

Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for stunning 360 degree views.

Freechoice

Sample South Africa’s finest vintages with a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit Robben Island, take a township tour, or a Harley DavidsonTM ride.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3
Cape Town
Highlights: Cape Point, Penguin colony

Journey along the Atlantic coastline to Cape Point, stop at the Cape of Good Hope and visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4
Cape Town > Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
Highlights: Flight to Thornybush, Scenic Sundowners

Fly to Hoedspruit and transfer to your game lodge, adjacent to Kruger National Park, where you’ll enjoy a three night Special Stay. Set off on your first game drive this afternoon.

Sundowners

At the end of your game drive, partake in one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions – Sundowner drinks.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
Highlights: Game drives, Scenic Enrich – Dine in the bush

Specially adapted Land Rovers are able to track the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

Enrich

Dine in the bush under a starlit sky with the sounds of African wildlife close by.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
Highlights: Game drives

Encounter more of Africa’s wildlife on your morning and evening game drives. There is an opportunity for a walking safari with your game ranger.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Panorama Route > Johannesburg
Highlights: Blyde River Canyon

Travel the Panorama Route en route to Johannesburg and see the Blyde River Canyon – the third deepest in the world. Stay at your stylish hotel for an overnight stay.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8
Johannesburg > Victoria Falls
Highlights: Victoria Falls National Park, Scenic Sundowners cruise

Fly to Victoria Falls and marvel at the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Enjoy a three night Special Stay.

Sundowners

Be treated to a special Sundowners cruise down the Zambezi River and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9
Chobe National Park
Highlights: River cruise and game drive

Enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River, home to vast herds of elephants and buffalo as well as a game drive along the shoreline.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10
Victoria Falls
Highlights: Scenic Enrich – Meet the people

Witness the power of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side. Later, enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone restaurant to complete your day.

Enrich

Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain unique insights into traditional tribal life. Get up close and personal during your visit to an elephant sanctuary.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Victoria Falls > Nairobi
Highlights: Flight to Nairobi

Helicopter flight - Enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. Enquire for details – additional expense, please book on tour.

Fly to Nairobi where you’ll stay overnight.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 12
Nairobi > Tarangire National Park
Highlights: Drive to Tarangire N. P.

Drive to magical Tanzania and spend two nights at your luxurious lodge in Tarangire National Park.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13
Tarangire National Park
Highlights: Game drive, Scenic Enrich – Traditional dance

Take an early morning game drive in search of Tarangire’s famous tree-climbing lions.

Enrich

Enjoy a traditional dance by a local tribe within the lodge grounds.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
Tarangire National Park > Ngorongoro Crater
Highlights: Drive to ‘Africa’s Eden’

Travel to Ngorongoro Crater, ‘Africa’s Eden’, for a two night stay at your lodge, on the crater’s rim.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
Ngorongoro Crater
Highlights: Game drive

Witness sunrise over the crater before an extended game drive along the crater floor, reputed to contain the largest number of predators.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16
Ngorongoro Crater > Amboseli National Reserve
Highlights: Mount Kilimanjaro, Game drive

Gaze at Mount Kilimanjaro, as you travel across the dry plains of Amboseli National Reserve. Your lodge, your home for two nights, sits beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 17
Amboseli National Reserve
Highlights: Scenic Sundowners

Go in search of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives.

Sundowners

Climb to the top of Observation Hill and gaze at the sunset views over Amboseli National Reserve, drink in hand.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 18
Amboseli National Reserve > Lake Nakuru National Park
Highlights: Game viewing

Journey north into the heart of Kenya to Lake Nakuru for a two night stay at your lodge, overlooking the lake.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 19
Lake Nakuru National Park
Highlights: Game drive, Scenic Enrich – Orphanage

The shallow alkaline lake near the town of Nakuru is home to vast bird populations.

Enrich

Visit the Lake Nakuru Orphanage centre, established by an Australian family, and draw a little closer to Africa and its wonderful people.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 20
Masai Mara Reserve
Highlights: The Great Migration (Jul-Sept)

The Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals. Enjoy a three night stay inside the reserve.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 21
Masai Mara Reserve
Highlights: Game drives, Scenic Enrich – Maasai village

Game drives through the Masai Mara encompass all types of animals, from lions, cheetahs, and leopards, to vast herds of zebras and antelopes.

Enrich

Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 22
Masai Mara Reserve
Highlights: Scenic Freechoice

Hot air balloon flight - Experience the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon. Enquire for details – additional expense, please book on tour.

Freechoice

Join your Maasai guide for a walking safari, or take an African cooking class.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 23
Masai Mara > Nairobi
Highlights: Scenic Enrich – Bush breakfast, Flight over the Masai Mara

Board your light aircraft for a scenic flight over the reserve to Nairobi for an overnight stay.

Enrich

Enjoy an exclusive farewell bush breakfast out on the open plains of the Masai Mara amongst the wildlife.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 24
Nairobi > Giza (Cairo)
Highlights: Scenic Sundowners

Bid farewell to Southern Africa as you fly from Nairobi to Cairo. At Giza enjoy a two night Special Stay, where you’ll be able to soak up the magnificent view of the Great Pyramids right from your balcony.

Sundowners

Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the Pyramids.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 25
Giza
Highlights: Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500BC before marvelling at the 20 metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. This evening watch the laser light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 26
Giza > Luxor
Highlights: Luxor Museum

Fly to Luxor and relax in the beautiful gardens of your hotel, your Special Stay for tonight. Discover the antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by a walk through the colourful local markets.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 27
Luxor > Nile Cruise
Highlights: Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple, Embark Nile cruise

Optional Balloon Flight - Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight for a fascinating bird’s-eye view of the ancient sites. Additional cost, please book on tour.

Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut, then admire the well-preserved temple of Ramses III. Return to Luxor and embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III and settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Late afternoon tour the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak, and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall.

Sundowners

Raise your glass and toast the start of your Nile cruise with drinks and canapés.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 28
Nile Cruise
Highlights: Temple of Hathor at Dendera

Relax on one of the Sun Decks and catch a glimpse of daily life along the banks of the Nile as you cruise to Dendera. Marvel at the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s temple before returning to Luxor and visiting the impressive Luxor temple. This evening’s entertainment will delight with the colours of the whirling dervishes and the mesmerising moves of a
belly dancer.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 29
Nile Cruise
Highlights: Kom Ombo Temple

Follow the course of the ancient Pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise south where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the river against the backdrop of the desert. This afternoon explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank and dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god.
A fun night awaits on board with a lively and colourful Galabeyya party with Egyptian delicacies,
music and dancing.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 30
Nile Cruise
Highlights: Philae Temple

Cruise south to reach charming Aswan, the home of the Nubian people. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. A leisurely afternoon awaits as you savour your last moments on board and take a felucca cruise on the Nile. Tonight join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 31
Nile Cruise > Aswan
Highlights: Scenic Enrich – Dinner at The Terrace

Be ensconced in luxury during your Special Stay, admire the sweeping views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony.

Freechoice

Visit a traditional Nubian village or take a motorboat to the upper reaches of the Nile. Alternatively, discover the vibrant botanical gardens.

Enrich

Watch the sun set and picture yourself as Agatha Christie, pen in hand, as you sample delicious Mediterranean cuisine during a private dinner at The Terrace.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 32
Aswan > Cairo
Highlights: Temples of Abu Simbel

Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments, the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Later, fly to bustling Cairo for your two night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 33
Cairo
Highlights: Egyptian Museum and Mummies Room, Scenic Freechoice

Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and the collection of Royal Mummies.

This evening join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner.

Freechoice

Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. Alternatively, visit the ancient site of Saqqara.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 34
Cairo
Highlights: Farewell

Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport.

Meals included: Breakfast
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