BOOK BY 30 APRIL 2017 TO RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY 3 DAY SUN CITY EXTENSION FOLLOWING THE AFRICA SENSATIONS TOUR DEPARTING IN OCTOBER 2017.

Day 1
Wednesday 4 October 2017

Arrive Cape Town

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport this morning you are met and taken to our hotel for a three-night stay. Later we hold an informal Tour orientation meeting while enjoying a welcome drink or two.

Day 2
Thursday 5 October 2017
Cape Town – City & Table Mountain Tour

This morning we enjoy a city tour taking in the highlights of Cape Town, which include the Castle of Good Hope from 1666, the Malay Quarter and the magnificent Table Mountain. Here we ascend to the top (weather permitting) by revolving cable car, where you are able to marvel at the birds-eye view of the city and its beaches far below. This afternoon we proceed to the harbour where we board a ferry to Robben Island, formerly a political prison and now a museum and a National Monument. Here we view what was once Nelson Mandela’s maximum-security prison cell during his 18 years of incarceration. (B)

Day 3
Friday 6 October 2017

Cape Town – Peninsula Tour

Today’s pleasant tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic Coast, with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles, part of the Table Mountain Range; the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town’s best-kept secrets; and then on to Cape Point in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet.

We then continue along the False Bay Coastline and returning to Cape Town by way of Simon’s Town where we visit the Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach and view Fishoek fishing village and the Muizenberg Mountain. On arrival at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens we undertake a short walking tour of these beautiful gardens. Our return journey takes us past the University of Cape Town, Rhodes Memorial and the Groote Schuur Hospital where the world’s first successful human heart-transplant was performed in 1967. (BL)

Day 4
Saturday 7 October 2017

Cape Town / Johannesburg / Kasane / Chobe

This morning we are met and taken to Cape Town airport for our flight to Johannesburg where we change planes for our flight to Kasane in Botswana. On Botswana’s far northern border lies the Kwando, Linyanti and Chobe River system forming a series of lakes, islands and floodplains. This area forms the Chobe National Park, famous for its large buffalo and elephant herds. In addition to a variety of predators, there is an abundance of wild game and bird life which decorate these beautiful waterways.

Following breakfast we are taken by road to our lodge located adjacent to the Chobe National Park. We have time to relax this afternoon before participating in a sunset cruise on the river to observe the animals as they come down to drink. (BLD)

Day 5
Sunday 8 October 2017

Chobe

Game viewing in Chobe is a unique experience as Chobe National Park is the best place in the world to see the majestic African elephant for it is home to the world’s largest elephant population. Game drives into the Chobe National Park depart daily or alternatively choose a cruise, led by an expert guide. Cruises along the Chobe River are a wonderful and somewhat different way of viewing the game. During the dry season in particular, the wildlife congregate in numbers at the water’s edge to quench their thirst. (BLD)

Day 6
Monday 9 October 2017
Chobe / Victoria Falls

Today we are taken by road to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Upon arrival we are met and taken to our hotel for a two night stay. The remainder of the day is at leisure. This evening we enjoy a traditional dinner at the famous Boma Restaurant. (BD)

Day 7
Tuesday 10 October 2017
Victoria Falls

This morning we are taken on a tour of the Victoria Falls during which we get to see them from the Zimbabwean side. There are a number of activities you may wish to undertake such as a helicopter flight over the falls (at own cost). (B)

Day 8
Wednesday 11 October 2017
Victoria Falls / Livingstone / Nairobi

This morning we are taken to Livingstone Airport in Zambia for our flight to Nairobi in Kenya. On arrival we are met and taken to our hotel for the night. (B)

Day 9
Thursday 12 October 2017

Nairobi / Mount Kenya National Park

Today we drive north to our lodge situated in the shadows of Mt Kenya, Kenya’s highest mountain. Our lodge is built on the slopes of Kenya’s legendary Mount Kenya and it offers a matchless game viewing opportunity whilst combining a glorious panorama of mountain vistas with the primordial splendours of an ancient rainforest. Floating high on the flanks of Kenya’s highest mountain and secreted deep within her largest forest reserve, the lodge offers not only the champagne-clarity of mountain air, the tranquility of the forest and a colourful cavalcade of wildlife but also the chance of scaling the icy peaks of Africa’s second-highest mountain.

You can awake to the trumpeting of elephant, fall asleep to the symphony of the African night or sit in stillness and observe the fascinating interplay of the animals as they arrive to drink, bathe, spar and forage around the water hole. Down the secret viewing hide by the water’s edge, you will experience the awesome thrill of being only meters away from some of the most massive beasts on earth – the savannah elephants.  (BLD)

Day 10
Friday 13 October 2017

Mount Kenya National Park / Ol Pejeta Conservancy

After breakfast we depart for Ol Pejeta Conservancy where we will enjoy game drives with a visit to the chimps. (BLD)

Day 11
Saturday 14 October 2017

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

We have a full day to explore the exotic Sweetwater’s Sanctuary. The camp overlooks one of the busiest waterholes in the area and offers an astounding variety of animals including all the Big Five and myriad plains game. This is Africa as Teddy Roosevelt saw it years ago when he led one of the first safaris to tour Africa in comfort and splendour. The tents at Sweetwater’s will remind us of this past era. The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience. (BLD)

Day 12
Sunday 15 October 2017

Ol Pejeta Conservancy / Lake Naivasha

After breakfast we continue our journey through this interesting country to Lake Naivasha where we enjoy an afternoon boat safari on Lake Naivasha. (BLD)

Day 13
Monday 16 October 2017
Lake Naivasha / Masai Mara Game Reserve

This morning we drive through the Rift Valley floor to the Masai Mara Game Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. We will enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive in this vast and expansive reserve teeming with game.

Masai Mara Game Reserve is famous for her big five; the most sought after in the early 20th century, when Kenya was a hunters’ paradise. These include the lion, Cape buffalo, the savanna elephant, black rhino and the elusive leopard but the Mara offers so much more with vast savanna grasslands as far as the eye can see which is home to impalas, Maasai giraffes, waterbucks, wart hogs, Thompson & Grant gazelles, topi and the resident wildebeest among many others. (BLD)

Day 14 & 15
Tue/Wed 17 & 18 October 2017
Masai Mara Game Reserve

Over the next two days we proceed on a full day of game viewing drives & adventure. Be on the look-out for the big five that Masai Mara is famous for. We may even be so lucky to witness a leopard or a cheetah sprint and make a kill! We also visit a traditional Masai Manyatta (Village) and experience the culture of this world famous community. The Masai still live as they did for centuries. We interact with these nomadic people and experience their way of life as you learn about their customs and traditions. (BLD)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY (additional cost): Balloon Safari over the Mara plains followed by a champagne breakfast.

Day 16
Thursday 19 October 2017
Masai Mara Game Reserve / Nairobi

After breakfast we transfer by road to Nairobi where we have the afternoon at leisure. (BLD)

Day 17
Friday 20 October 2017
Nairobi / Johannesburg

This morning we visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to witness the elephants being fed and cared for. Following the visit we are taken to the airport for our flight to Johannesburg departing later this afternoon. On arrival we take the courtesy shuttle to our hotel close to the airport. (B)

Day 18
Saturday 21 October 2017
Depart Johannesburg

Today you bid Africa farewell as we are transferred back to Johannesburg airport for our flight home. (B)

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TOUR DATES

  • 4 October 2017

TOUR COSTS

  • Land Only – $12,620pp twin share
  • Single supplement – $2,345
  • Economy airfare & taxes – $3,750pp
  • Business class upgrade – $4,100pp

*Please note air supplement is based on Singapore Airlines for long haul international flights and will add 2 days to the above itinerary to include flying time.

COUNTRIES VISITED

  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Zimbabwe
  • Kenya

COMFORT LEVEL

  • Superior

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Senior Tour Conductor throughout
  • Expert local tour guides in each location
  • Cape Town City Tour, including the historic and modern parts of this beautiful place
  • Table Mountain by revolving cable car for a birds-eye view, weather permitting
  • Robben Island, reached by a fast ferry to view what was once Nelson Mandela’s cell
  • Cape Peninsula Tour and Cape Point, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet
  • Chobe National Park, home of the world’s largest elephant population
  • Majestic Victoria Falls with dinner at a traditional Boma restaurant
  • Lodge stay in the shadows of Mount Kenya
  • Game drives and chimpanzee viewing at Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Full day exploring the wildlife rich Sweetwaters Sanctuary
  • Boat safari on Lake Naivasha
  • 3 night stay with game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Maasai Village visit, to experience and meet this proud warrior tribe
  • Nairobi, the trendy and cosmopolitan capital city of Kenya
  • David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, a truly memorable experience

ITINERARY IN BRIEF

  • Cape Town (3 nights)
  • Chobe (2 nights)
  • Victoria Falls (2 nights)
  • Nairobi (1 night)
  • Mt Kenya National Park (1 night)
  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy (2 nights)
  • Lake Naivasha (1 night)
  • Masai Mara Game Reserve (3 nights)
  • Nairobi (1 night)
  • Johannesburg (1 night)

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Services of an experienced Inca Tours tour leader
  • Accommodation in superior class hotels/lodges with private facilities
  • All flights described in economy class if adding airfare supplement.
  • All private airport transfers.
  • All private city & sightseeing tours as described with English speaking guides.
  • Meals as indicated:  (B = breakfast   L = lunch   D = dinner).
  • All ground transportation and touring vessels as described.
  • All tipping, porterage and departure taxes throughout the entire tour

NOT INCLUDED

  • Excess baggage.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Passport & visa costs not listed above.