Grand African Safari

The wonder of Africa exists and on this 23 day journey from Cape Town to Nairobi you'll see the epic Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Kenya, Tanzania & more.

23 Days
Cape Town to Nairobi
From (CAD)
$ 21,705
$ 21,205
Dates & Pricing

2019/2020 Cape Town > Nairobi

Essential Africa

Close your eyes and think of Africa and you’re likely to picture one of the iconic attractions in this itinerary. After all, this journey was designed to introduce you to Africa’s true essence.
The wonder of it all is that the Africa of your imagination does in fact exist. In so many ways, Africa is just as you’d always dreamed it would be. It’s a place with vast herds of elephants and antelope, where lions roam the plains, and cheetahs chase down their prey with spectacular speed. It’s a place with many monumental wonders, Cape Town’s Table Mountain, and Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, to pick out just two. It encompasses all the splendour of Kenya’s highest mountain peaks and Tanzania’s great rolling grasslands. And best of all, it’s available right here in one complete, convenient and wondrous journey.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
23 days
Departure City:
Cape Town
Return City:

23 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Cape Town

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

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Cape Town

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

    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

  3. Day 3 - Cape Town

    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

  4. Day 4 - Cape Town > Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

    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.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

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

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

    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

  7. Day 7 - Panorama Route > Johannesburg

    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

  8. Day 8 - Johannesburg > Victoria Falls

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

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Chobe National Park

    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

  10. Day 10 - Victoria Falls

    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.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Victoria Falls > 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

  12. Day 12 - Nairobi > Tarangire National Park

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Tarangire National Park

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

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Tarangire National Park > Ngorongoro Crater

    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

  15. Day 15 - Ngorongoro Crater

    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

  16. Day 16 - Ngorongoro Crater > Amboseli National Reserve

    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

  17. Day 17 - Amboseli National Reserve

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

    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

  18. Day 18 - Amboseli National Reserve > Lake Nakuru National Park

    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

  19. Day 19 - Lake Nakuru National Park

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

    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

  20. Day 20 - Masai Mara Reserve

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Masai Mara Reserve

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

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Masai Mara Reserve

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

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Masai Mara > Nairobi

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

    Board your light aircraft for a scenic flight over the reserve to Nairobi where it’s time to say farewell to the magic of Africa. Please book flight to depart after 4pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

5-star luxury inclusions
  • The intimacy of small group touring with an average of 30 guests
  • 6 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • 3 Scenic Sundowners events
  • Your choice of 6 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 3 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Private concession game reserves
  • 55 meals – 22 breakfasts (B), 16 lunches (L) and 17 dinners (D)
  • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local and safari guides
  • All internal flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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