Africa Sensations Tour (25 days)

25 days duration

The Sensations Tour includes many, but not all, meals allowing you to do what you want and eat where you like in your free time.

52 superb meals are included in this tour: 22 Breakfasts, 16 Lunches & 14 Dinners.

 
Day 1 Saturday
  Depart Home / Singapore
 

Today you make your way to the airport for your flight to Singapore. On arrival you remain in transit for your connecting flight to Cape Town. (Meals in flight)

 

Day 2 Sunday
  Singapore / Arrive Cape Town
 

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport this morning we are met and taken to our hotel for three nights. Later we hold an informal Tour orientation meeting while enjoying a welcome drink or two. (Meal in flight)

 

Day 3 Monday
  Cape Town - City 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 4 Tuesday
  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 5 Wednesday
  Cape Town / Blue Train
 
Early this morning we board the Blue Train with its aura of mystique, with kings and presidents having graced her carriages. Initially we pass through the Cape Winelands then ascend to the interior through the coastal mountain range. This afternoon our train stops to let us visit the historic village of Matjiesfontein with its authentic, perfectly preserved Victorian period village. Dinner onboard is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear. (BLD)

 

Day 6 Thursday
  Blue Train / Pretoria / Johannesburg - Soweto Tour
 
We arrive into Pretoria around midday and are taken on a tour of Soweto during which we gain a fascinating glimpse into bustling neighborhood life of a township. The tour will include a late lunch in the township before we will be taken to our hotel near the airport. (BL)

 

Day 7 Friday
  Johannesburg / Arusha
 

This morning we catch the shuttle bus back to the airport for our morning flight to Arusha with a plane change in either Nairobi or Dar es Salaam. On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport near Arusha this evening, we are met and taken to our hotel for the night. (BD)

 

PLEASE NOTE: This tour visits ALL the areas where the Great Migration goes so it does not matter what time of year you travel as you should encounter the animals at some point on the tour. By undertaking a tour that only goes to Kenya or to Tanzania you could miss the migration altogether as it is difficult to predict where the animals will be on any given day when planning a tour. The migrations arrival and departure varies by up to a month in either direction so you can be as much a two months out.
 

Day 8 Saturday
  Arusha / Lake Manyara
 
This morning we are taken by road to our lodge overlooking Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley. This park is located between the wall of the Great Rift Valley and Lake Manyara and is famous for its tree climbing lions and hot spring waters (Maji moto). This afternoon we undertake a safari drive into the park in search of the animals that call it home. (BLD)

 

Day 9 Sunday
  Lake Manyara / Ngorongoro Crater

 

Today we depart and drive to Ngorongoro Crater – one of the Wonders of the World and a designated World Heritage Site. Our lodge has commanding views, probably the most breathtaking in East Africa. In the afternoon we visit Olduvai Gorge, the archaeological site where some of the world’s most important anthropological finds have been made. There is a small museum and at the lookout on the edge of the gorge one of the local experts will tell us about the excavations below, taking you back in time to envisage our ancestors at the dawn of mankind. We also visit a nearby Maasai village to meet the proud people, who have lived on these plains with their herds of cattle in harmony with the local wildlife since time immemorial. (BLD)
 
 
Day 10 Monday
  Ngorongoro Crater
 
We leave early in our game viewing vehicle and descend the 670 metres to the Crater floor below for a fantastic day among Africa’s “Big 5” Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo and other wildlife. (BLD)  

 

Day 11 Tuesday
  Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park
 
Leaving Ngorongoro Crater we head for the Ndutu area close to the Serengeti National Park. Although it is quite a long drive it does double as a safari drive with a possible sight of the annual wildebeest migration along the way. Arriving at our lodge in the late afternoon we settle down for the night. (BLD)

 

Day 12 Wednesday
  Serengeti National Park
 
This morning we enter the Serengeti National Park known for its low vegetation and vast seas of open plains. Famed for its annual migrations of Wildebeest, Zebras, and Gazelles which are tracked by an impressive array of predators such as Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, and Hyenas, we are in for a thrilling few days of game viewing. We spend the morning and afternoon game viewing in this wildlife paradise which is Tanzania’s largest national park and one of the largest nature reserves in the world. (BLD 
 
 
Day 13 Thursday
  Serengeti National Park
 

We spend another day with the morning and afternoon game viewing in this wildlife paradise. (BLD)
 

Day 14 Friday
  Serengeti National Park / Masai Mara National Reserve
 
Today depart from our lodge with a picnic lunch for the drive to the Masai Mara, crossing the border between Tanzania and Kenya en-route. After clearing customs and immigration, we are driven to our lodge in the Masai Mara. (Depending on when the rains were, this road can be quite rough at times). (BLD)

 

Day 15 Saturday
  Masai Mara National Reserve
 
Today we undertake morning and afternoon game drives in this spectacular game reserve, all with superb photographic opportunities. Blessed with a permanent water supply, Masai Mara has a permanent population of plains game including some of the “Big 5” – Elephant, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard which can be quite common. (BLD)

 

Day 16 Sunday
  Masai Mara National Reserve / Lake Nakuru National Park
 
This morning we are driven to Lake Nakuru National Park where we arrive in time for lunch. After lunch we undertake a leisurely game drive which takes us through Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its pink flamingos and White Rhino population. (BLD)

 

Day 17 Monday
  Lake Nakuru National Park / Nairobi
 
Today we have a morning game drive before making our way back to Nairobi by road. On arrival we are taken to our hotel for some free time. (B 

 

Day 18 Tuesday
  Nairobi
 

This morning we are taken on a brief city tour before visiting the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to witness the elephants being fed and cared for. Following the visit you have the afternoon at leisure before we are taken to the famous Carnivore Restaurant for dinner. (BD)

 

Day 19 Wednesday
  Nairobi / Livingstone
 
This morning we are taken to the airport for our flight to Livingstone in Zambia departing early this morning. On arrival we take are met and taken to our hotel. There are a number of activities you may wish to undertake such as a helicopter flight over the falls (at own cost). This evening we attend a dinner at the Royal Livingstone Hotel. (BD

 

Day 20 Thursday
  Livingstone
 

This morning we are taken on a tour of the Zambian side of the falls. In the late afternoon we undertake a ‘sundowner’ cruise on the upper Zambezi River during which you have a chance of seeing elephant, crocodiles and hippos. (B)

 

Day 21 Friday
  Livingstone / Chobe
 

Today we are taken by road across the Botswana border to our lodge located on the banks of the Chobe River adjacent to the 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. Chobe National Park is 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. (BD)

 

Day 22 Saturday
  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 23 Sunday
  Chobe / Johannesburg
 
Today we are taken to Kasane Airport for our flight to Johannesburg.  On arrival we take the courtesy shuttle to our hotel close to the airport. (B)  
 
 
Day 24 Monday
  Johannesburg / Singapore
 
Today you bid Africa farewell as we catch the shuttle bus back to the airport for our morning flight to Singapore departing around lunch time. (B and Meals in flight
 

Day 25 Tuesday
  Singapore / Arrive Home
 
On arrival in Singapore this morning you remain in transit until our flight home departs. Your flight arrives home later today. Welcome home!

 

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TOUR INFORMATION

Tour departures:
22 February 2014 - No space available

04 October 2014 -Space available

 

COUNTRIES VISITED
  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Botswana

  

COMFORT LEVEL
  • Superior to Deluxe

  

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Tour Director throughout the tour
  • Expert local guides in each location
  • Beautiful Cape Town
  • Table Mountain Cable Car Excursion
  • Robben Island Tour
  • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Blue Train
  • Soweto Tour in Johannesburg
  • Lake Manyara
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Dinner at the world-famous Carnivore restaurant in Nairobi
  • Visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
  • Victoria Falls
  • Upper Zambezi River Cruise
  • Chobe National Park

  

ITINERARY IN BRIEF
  • Cape Town (3 nights)
  • Blue Train (1 night)
  • Johannesburg (1 night)
  • Arusha (1 night)
  • Lake Manyara (2 nights)
  • Ngorongoro Crater (2 nights)
  • Serengeti National Park (3 nights)
  • Masai Mara National Reserve (2 nights)
  • Lake Nakuru National Park (1 night)
  • Nairobi (2 nights)
  • Livingstone (2 nights)
  • Chobe (2 nights)
  • Johannesburg (1 night) 

  

TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • Economy-class group airfares throughout the tour, including all ticketed airline or airport taxes
  • Services of a Tour Conductor through the tour proper
  • Accommodation in Superior- or Deluxe-class hotels with private bathroom facilities
  • All airport transfers as described
  • All city and sightseeing tours as described with local English-speaking specialist guides
  • Blue Train
  • All admission fees on such tours
  • All meals throughout the tour as indicated: (B = breakfast  L = lunch  D = dinner)
  • All ground transportation as described
  • All touring vessels as described
  • Reconfirmation of all onward flights
  • Porterage of 1 suitcase per person
  • Tipping on the tour proper

  

NOT INCLUDED
  • Departure & entry taxes in Africa
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Passport & visa costs
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Tipping on pre- or post-tour packages