Day 1
Sunday 25 February 2018

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
Monday 26 February 2018
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. You have the afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 3
Tuesday 27 February 2018

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
Wednesday 28 February 2018

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
Thursday 1 March 2018

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
Friday 2 March 2018
Chobe / Livingstone

Today we are taken by road to Livingstone in Zambia. Upon arrival we are met and taken to our hotel for a two night stay. The remainder of the day is at leisure. 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 7
Saturday 3 March 2018
Livingstone

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

Day 8
Sunday 4 March 2018
Livingstone / Nairobi

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

Day 9
Monday 5 March 2018

Nairobi / Kilimanjaro / Lake Manyara

Early this morning we are taken to Nairobi Airport for our flight to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania where we will be met and taken by road to our lodge overlooking Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley. This afternoon we undertake a walk through the township and visit a banana farm. (BLD)

Day 10
Tuesday 6 March 2018

Lake Manyara

After breakfast we visit Lake Manyara floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favoured haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. Squadrons of banded mongoose dart between the acacias, while the diminutive Kirk’s dik-dik forages in their shade. Pairs of klipspringer are often seen silhouetted on the rocks above a field of searing hot springs that steams and bubbles adjacent to the lakeshore in the far south of the park. (BLD)

Day 11
Wednesday 7 March 2018

Lake Manyara / Serengeti National Park

Leaving Lake Manyara we head for 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
Thursday 8 March 2018

Serengeti National Park

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
Friday 9 March 2018
Serengeti National Park

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

Day 14
Saturday 10 March 2018
Serengeti National Park / 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. After lunch 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.

You 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 15
Sunday 11 March 2018
Ngorongoro Crater

This morning we leave early in our game viewing vehicles 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 16
Monday 12 March 2018
Ngorongoro Crater / Arusha / Nairobi

After breakfast we transfer by road to Kilimanjaro airport for our flight to Nairobi, on arrival met and transferred your hotel, overnight at your hotel. (BLD)

Day 17
Tuesday 13 March 2018
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
Wednesday 14 March 2018
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

  • 25 February 2018

TOUR COSTS

  • Land Only – $12,060pp twin share
  • Single supplement – $2,300
  • Economy airfare & taxes – $3,950pp
  • 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
  • Zambia
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania

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
  • Livingstone and Victoria Falls
  • An Upper Zambezi River Cruise, where you should see an abundance of wildlife
  • Lake Manyara NP, on the edge of the Great Rift Valley and teaming with wildlife
  • Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest NP and one of the world’s largest reserves
  • Ngorongoro Crater, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and a veritable Noah’s Ark
  • Olduvai Gorge, “Cradle of Mankind” where the earliest human remains were found
  • 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)
  • Livingstone (2 nights)
  • Nairobi (1 night)
  • Lake Manyara (2 nights)
  • Serengeti National Park (3 nights)
  • Ngorongoro Crater (2 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.