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Kenya Romantic Safari

Kenya

Nairobi | Masai Mara Game Reserve | Kenya Coast

Enjoy the Romance of Wildlife and Beach Vacation on the Indian Ocean Coast.

Our Kenya Romantic Safari to the Masai Mara is a private departure flying to the Masai Mara Game Reserve and thence onward to the Kenya Coast. This private journey reminds us that Kenya is home of the safari and romance.

Tour Length: 11 days

Land from $2,995 per person sharing

Kenya Romantic SafariWhen you think about safaris you first think of Kenya – the home of the African safari. Kenya is an amazing land, rich in wildlife and culture. Kenya has game parks filled with an incredible variety of animals year round, including more than a million and a half wildebeest which visit the Masai Mara during the annual migration. The Kenya Romantic Safari game viewing is  in modern 4 x 4 safari vehicles, with each client enjoying a window seat for viewing a panorama of wildlife.

The Kenya Coast all inclusive resorts, Neptune Paradise Beach Resort & Spa or the Baobab Beach Resort and Spa, are the perfect finale to a Kenya Romantic Safari experience.

More time to explore? Consider adding a Tanzania extension, or a thrilling gorilla trek in Rwanda.

Kenya Romantic Safari Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Nairobi 

The Kenya Romantic Safari excitement begins when you touchdown in Nairobi, Kenya. On arrival at the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, after clearing customs and immigration formalities, you are met by a representative of Great Safaris representative and transferred to the Tamarind Tree Hotel for your stay.

Day 2 Nairobi

Kenya Romantic SafariFull day at leisure (with optional activities), overnight at the Tamarind Tree Hotel.

Day 3 Nairobi /  Masai Mara

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Wilson Airport for a scheduled flight to Masai Mara enjoying the magnificent scenery on your flight.  Upon arrival, it’s onto the Sentrim Mara Camp (Classic level) or Sarova Mara Game Camp (Luxe level) for lunch and a afternoon shared game drive, followed by dinner and overnight in the Masai Mara full board.

Day 4 – 6 Masai Mara

Set out on early morning game-drives, experiencing breathtaking vistas and panoramas of vast rolling plains, hills and woodland, returning for breakfast. Mid-morning is spent at leisure and lunch at the camp.

Enjoy morning and afternoon shared game drives in the Masai Mara, where wildlife is abundant.  Have your camera ready!

Day 7 – 10 Masai Mara / Kenya Coast

Kenya Romantic SafariAfter breakfast transfer, your Kenya Romantic Safari continues as you bid farewell to Masai Mara as you are transferred to the airstrip, with a picnic lunch, for a scheduled flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport; connecting with another scheduled flight to Mombasa Ukunda. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Kenya Coast and your beach resort for four nights on all-inclusive basis in a superior ocean front room.

Day 11 Kenya Coast / Nairobi /  Departure

Departure day and transfer to Mombasa Ukunda airstrip for your scheduled  flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport and thence transfer to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international departure flight home with warm memories of your Kenya Romantic Safari.

Safari and Seaside: East African Romance

Nairobi | Masai Mara Game Reserve | Zanzibar

Tour Length: 10 days

From $6,495 per person sharing

For many people, a safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and East Africa is the perfect choice for the ultimate romantic getaway, whether you’re celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary, or simply the joy of spending quality time together. Africa is made for romance and for romantics.

The sounds of the African bush are all around you while, above you, a kaleidoscope of stars lights up the night sky with their ethereal light.  Come morning, don’t miss the chance to take an optional hot-air balloon ride and float above the vast, game-rich plains and enjoying a beautiful sunrise, followed by a champagne breakfast in the heart of the bush – an experience you and a loved one are sure never to forget

And after your time on safari, it’s time to move on to the sea and Zanzibar is the perfect destination for post-safari relaxation.  An incredible mix of culture, history, white sand beaches, sapphire blue waters and hidden rainforests, Zanzibar offers the ideal island getaway.  Indulge in a relaxing couples massage, explore the winding alleys of Stone Town and watch a beautiful sunset sitting on a serene beach while sipping ice-cold champagne – it  never gets old and boring.

Safari and Seaside: East African Romance Itinerary

Day 1 (Daily)  Arrive Nairobi 
The safari excitement begins when you touchdown in Nairobi, Kenya. On arrival at the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by a representative of Great Safaris and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 Nairobi
A day of private sightseeing in and around Nairobi includes the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Center and the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for a visit with the orphaned elephants and rhinos.

Days 3 -5  Nairobi /  Masai Mara
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Wilson airport and enjoy the magnificent scenery on your flight to the famed Masai Mara. Arrive in time for lunch and your first afternoon gamedrive.

Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti ecosystem to the south.  The Mara is noted for its abundance of lions – particularly the superb black maned males. You’ll see lots of elephants here often in large herds, and if you’re lucky leopard, cheetah and rhino. All of the Big Five are residents.

Your three days here are filled with morning and afternoon gamedrives while the middle of the day allows for time to relax by the pool or join an escorted nature walk to observe some of the area’s smaller resident. Your time here also includes a private bush breakfast.  For the non-acrophobic,  an optional sunrise hot air balloon excursion offers a different perspective from which to enjoy the Masai Mara, soaring soundlessly above the early morning wildlife as the skies continue to lighten as the sun rises.

Day 6 – 9  Masai Mara / Nairobi / Zanzibar
Fly back to Nairobi Wilson Airport, where you’ll complete Customs formalities before boarding your onward flight to Zanzibar, Tanzania. You will be warmly welcomes by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

During the four days you have on this exotic island paradise, you’ll enjoy an escorted exploration of historic Stone Town, a sunset dinner cruise aboard a dhow, a visit to a local village, a tropical garden filled with numerous indigenous butterfly species and the Jozania Forest, home of the red Colobus monkey.  All this while still having time to soak up the sun while lounging on the white sands or around the pool and a relaxing couples massage.

Day 10  Depart Zanzibar
After breakfast, bid farewell to the tropical island life as you transfer to the airport for your departing international homebound flight.

Kenya Flying Safari Special

Save 50% on the second person. Valid on select departures through
June 2022.  

Nairobi | Amboseli | Meru National Park | Masai Mara

Wing your way to Kenya’s premiere wildlife hot spots in the lap of luxury on our Kenya Flying Safari. A private SkySafari Grand Caravan has been custom outfitted to ensure your comfort and convenience. Combine this with incomparable game viewing opportunities, luxurious accommodations and intimate dining choices and the result is – without exception – the ultimate African experience.

Tour Length: 10 days

From $9900  per person (plus park fees)

Kenya Flying Safari Cessna CaravanThe carefully crafted itinerary of our Kenya Flying Safari visits some of the most iconic places and utilizes the services of some of the best qualified local guides throughout the journey. Your care and well-being are the primary concern of everyone you encounter on our Kenya Flying Safari, from the pilot and wildlife guides to the person who brings you your early morning coffee, thus allowing you to focus on the moment: whether that is the wondrous landscape, the remarkable wildlife or sipping a sundowner as the setting sun silhouettes the lone acacia tree on the horizon.

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Great Tanzania Wing Safari Special

Save 50% on the second person. Valid on select departures through June 2022.  

Tanzania

Arusha | Tarangire | Ngorongoro Crater | Serengeti National Park

The greatest wildlife destinations on Earth… by air on our Great Tanzania Wing Safari! Wing across the savannah, to find destinations, brought to you by Elewana, that give you a varied experience of terrain and game viewing destinations – transferring in the comfort of an executive aircraft.

Tour Length: 10 days

From $9,925 per person (plus park fees)

Great Tanzania Wing Safari wildebeestExperience Tanzania’s safari circuit in the lap of luxury: fly to and from each destination in the comfort of an executive aircraft, stay in world class accommodation, feast on gourmet cuisine and quench your desire for the adventure while experiencing Africa in awe and wonder. This Sky Safari includes all of Northern Tanzania’s core highlights and offers an unparalleled game viewing and cultural experience.

The Safari Cruisers have been customized for comfort and optimized game viewing and are fitted with bush-lunch awnings, 240v power supply to recharge your cameras and batteries, a cool box and drinks refrigerator, binoculars and reference books on flora and fauna. No picnic boxes on the safari! Each vehicle is equipped with tables and chairs and a complete picnic hamper set up.

The Executive Cessna 208 is the very first of its kind on Tanzania’s safari circuit. The 208B is the ideal safari aircraft, and now even more so with the new Executive Oasis interior by YingLing Aviation. Only 9 club-class seats including a coffee station and bar instead of the typical 13 commuter seats.

The Guiding Team each have between 5 and 15 years experience across East and Southern Africa, all boasting both domestic and international qualifications including FGSA Level 3 and internationally recognized Wildlife and Conservation Management Diplomas. Elewana is particularily proud to have a strong contingent of Tanzanian guides, some of whom have previously worked within the Tanzania National Parks Authority and The Tanzania Wildlife Department as Head Rangers and Senior Wardens.

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Dubai & the World Expo

 

Your weeklong adventure in the United Arab Emirates features a private city tour and a delightful desert jeep adventure, culminating in an al fresco Bedouin feast under the brilliant desert stars. A special highlight of your stay: you will enjoy the magnificent DUBAI WORLD EXPO for three full days:  a 3 day entrance pass and Expo transfers are included in your package.

Daily departures by private vehicle and English speaking driver guide.

Tour length: 7 Days

Land from: $1,995 per person

Dubai is a city of incredible marvels, a destination where everything is possible and a cosmopolitan hub where sky is never the limit. Among city’s key tourist attractions include the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa; the world’s most luxurious hotel, the Burj Al Arab; and world’s largest man-made island, the Palm.

From well-appointed hotel accommodations and thought-provoking sightseeing tours that showcase the UAE’s natural splendor and intriguing culture to fun-filled theme parks and desert activities, bargain shopping and luxurious fine dining experiences – all these have made Dubai a favorite and sought-after destination for travelers all year round.

The much-anticipated Dubai World Expo is slated to open in October 2021. Hundreds of pavilions will feature interactive exhibits, live entertainment, memorable meeting spaces, quirky hangouts and exotic cuisine.  The sheer size of the Expo, coupled with mind-bending technological displays, culinary wonders and artistic expressions will surely make this year’s world Expo the most fantastic one ever staged.

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1   Dubai (6 Nights)
Upon arrival in Dubai you will enjoy a VIP Meet and Greet at your arrival gate and a welcome packet from a Great Safaris representative.  You will be assisted through Customs and Immigration, on the Fast Track, and then escorted to the luggage carousel.  Your transfer driver will be waiting outside the terminal to whisk you to your reserved hotel.

Day 2  Dubai  
After breakfast, your tour starts at Bastakiya, one of the oldest neighborhoods of Dubai, and discover the well-preserved cultural treasures of the city for the rest of the tour. Learn about the 19th century life in Dubai as you weave through the alleys of the Al Fahidi Historical District and visit the Dubai Museum.

Board an Abra, a traditional water taxi that ferried the locals across the Dubai Creek and explore the gold and spice souk. Stop by the city’s most photographed mosque, the Jumeirah Mosque followed by a photo opportunity at the Jumeirah Beach with the iconic Burj Al Arab in the background.  The afternoon is at leisure.

Day 3  Dubai

Indulge yourself with shopping in the morning before heading out shortly after midday to the desert. The vintage route is a great way to explore the desert and its rich wildlife in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Excellent photo opportunities of a falconry display, cultural entertainment complimented by an exhibition of traditional Arabic coffee- and bread-making.

Conclude the day with a luxury dinner under the desert stars before your transfer back to the hotel appreciating the contrast of the open desert and skyscraping city.

Days 4, 5 & 6   Dubai Expo
Each of these days are set aside for your exploration of the Dubai Expo.  After breakfasting at the hotel, you will be transferred to the bustling EXPO site.  Your 3 days pass will grant you unlimited access to the EXPO grounds, where can explore the international pavilions of your choosing and immerse yourself in the wonders created by over 190 participating nations.

Day 7  Dubai – Departure
Enjoy a final breakfast at your hotel, then meet your driver for the private transfer to the Dubai International Airport.

 

Jewels of the Emirates – 7 Days

Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Tour Length: 7 days

Land from $1,395 per person

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Dubai (3 Nights)
After completing Customs entry formalities, you are met by our representative and transferred in a private vehicle along the coastline to your hotel for an overnight..  The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 2 Dubai
After breakfast, your tour starts at Bastakiya, one of the oldest neighbourhoods of Dubai, and discover the well-preserved cultural treasures of the city for the rest of the tour. Learn about the 19th century life in Dubai as you weave through the alleys of the Al Fahidi Historical District and visit the Dubai Museum and explore the gold and spice souk.

Around 7pm you will be transferred to the Dhow Dinner Cruise along Dubai’s popular waterways, giving you views of the city’s landmarks under the moon-lit sky.

Day 3 Dubai
Enjoy the morning at leisure.  This afternoon, embark on an exploration of the desert and its rich wildlife in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. The excursion culminates with a luxury dinner under the desert stars, complete with cultural entertainment.

Day 4 Abu Dhabi (3 nights)
Breakfast at the hotel and last shopping in Dubai before heading to Abu Dhabi with a private transfer (2 hours drive).

During the afternoon at leisure, it is recommended to visit the Observation Deck at Jumeirah Etihad Towers and enjoy an afternoon tea or visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Day 5 Abu Dhabi
Today you will explore Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE and a gem to discover.  Discover the emirate’s past with a visit to the Heritage Village, a reconstruction of a traditional oasis village that features the desert way of life. Marvel at the grandiose Emirates Palace and explore the majesty of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a palatial architectural wonder that is one of the world’s largest mosques

Day 6 Abu Dhabi
A traditional camel journey across the desert awaits, ride a camel like a true Bedouin as you embark on a journey across the amber sand dunes of desert. Excellent photo opportunities! Return transfers with an early morning start.

Afternoon at leisure to explore Abu Dhabi and appreciate this magnificent city in the UAE

Day 7  Depart  Doha
You are transferred to the Dubai Airport in time for your departing flight.

Qatar: The Sands of Antiquity

Qatar

Doha

Encompassing a peninsula of land jutting into the  Arabian Gulf, this once British protectorate has a long history of human habitation.  By comparison, Doha, its capitol city, is a marvel of futuristic skyscrapers and other ultramodern architecture inspired by ancient Islamic design.

During this six night program, visit the Katara Cultural Village and walk around the old bazaar at Al-Wakra and witness how the tradition and history influences present day life.  The Museum of Islamic Art and Sheik Faisal Museum allow for a glimpse of the country’s history and culture.

The country’s seafaring past manifests in an ongoing respect for the surrounding crystal waters. Fishing remains a passion, and enthusiasts can enjoy a plethora of water sports.  From exploring the Al Thakira mangroves to the thrill of a desert safari while taking in the majesty of the Inland Sea, to relaxing by the beach, Qatar brings together old world hospitality with cosmopolitan sophistication, while providing the chance to enjoy a rich cultural tapestry, new experiences and adventures.

Tour Length: 7 days

Land from $3,295 per person

Desert overnight (optional): $225 per person

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Doha (6 Nights)
After completing Customs entry formalities, you are met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.  The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 2 Doha
Enjoy a relaxing morning. Set off after lunch on your exploration of some of the popular and lively city sights including Katara Cultural Village and the National Museum. Continue to the charming town of Al-Wakra and a walk around the old Bazaar to discover secrets of Qatar’s past.

Day 3 Doha
Today’s excursion visits the most attractive historical and cultural sights, many which lasted for hundreds of years.  Stops include Al Shahaniyah – a camel racing track, an old film city Zekreet, the Richard Serra sculptures and the Sheik Faisal Museum.

Day 4 Doha
Your day is yours for independent exploration of total relaxation and pampering with a visit to the hotel spa.  Early this evening, embark on a drive through the city, ablaze with color and lights and sail aboard a traditional wooden dhow.

Day 5 Doha
During today’s adventure you will spend unforgettable time over the sand dunes along the coast and at an amazing beach camp with a delicious BBQ lunch while also visiting the Inland Sea, an area straddling the bordering between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.  This salty inlet was once a haven for 19th century pirates. (B,L)

Optional overnight at Albahar Beach Camp (includes dinner).

Day 6 Doha
The journey today begins with a stop outside the Al Bayt Football Stadium, home for the 2022 FIFA games.  Continue north to the coastal city of Al Khor, whose main industry is fishing. Local attractions include the dhouw harbor, old souq and the country’s largest park.  Later, drive through the Al Thakira Mangroves. A mesmerizing wonderland of salt-encrusted tree branches and pencil roots; it is one of Qatar’s oldest and largest such forests.  The final stop is the Barzan Towers.  These watchtowers were originally built in the late 19th century and used for scanning the horizon for enemy invaders as well as observing the celestial world.

Day 7  Depart  Doha
You are transferred to the airport in time for your departing flight.

Imperial Cities of Morocco

Morocco

Tour Length: 8 days / 7 nights

Casablanca | Fes | Marrakech |
8 Days – Morocco

Daily departures by private vehicle and English speaking driver guide.
Land from $2,795 per person

Imperial Cities Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: CASABLANCA

Upon arrival in Casablanca, proceed through customs and immigration formalities. You will be met and assisted by our Great Safaris representative and transferred in a private vehicle to your hotel.

Optional for early arrivals in Casablanca: discover Morocco’s largest city and economic capital, Casablanca, the best representation of the modern nation.Highlights include the old French quarter of Habous with its beaches lapped by green-blue water. During your tour, you’ll visit the Hassan II Grand Mosque 

DAY 2: CASABLANCA – RABAT – FES

After breakfast, depart towards Rabat visiting its most famous site, the 12th century Hassan Tower. Located alongside is the mausoleum dedicated to Mohamed V and visit the Oudaya Kasbah overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Its gate is one of the most beautiful surviving in the Moorish world, and within its walls you’ll explore a delightful Moroccan garden. Continue overland to Fez for dinner and overnight.

DAY 3: FES 

Today you take a step back in time to the Middle Ages when you visit one of the most imperial, timeless and untouched cities in the world – Fes El Bali (Old Fes) – the cultural heart of Morocco. You explore some of the 9000 narrow lanes, alleys and souks (open air markets) that make-up the labyrinth of the city’s old quarter, originally founded in the 8th century AD.

The Imperial capital was a renowned center of medieval learning and at its heart still remains the Karaouine, one of the oldest, still functioning universities in the world. In the neighboring building is the Attarine Mederasa (Koranic college), a jewel of Hispano-Moorish architecture, built in the 14th century. The visit also includes the Nejjarine Square, with its beautiful fountain an elaborate tile-work mosaics, the nearby Fondouq (Caravanserai) converted to a museum of carpentry artifacts. You also visit Fes El Jedid (New Fes), built by the Merinide Dynasty in the 13th century. Here you see the Royal Palace, mosques, madrasas (Koranic schools), souks and the city wall. Most notably, Fes El Jedid is home to the mellah (Jewish quarter), which provides an interesting insight into Jewish architecture.

DAY 4: FES – VOLUBILIS & MEKNES – FES

Visit the ancient Roman city of Volubilis and explore its stunning ruins. Impressive stone arches and columns. Explore the whitewashed town of Moulay Idriss in a cradle of mountains, then off to the Imperial city of Meknes, the one-time home of the Moroccan sultanate with its all-winding narrow streets in the medina and grand buildings that warrant it as an imperial city. The king’s tomb sits at the heart of what remains of the original imperial city, flanked by the magnificent Bab el-Mansour. Drive back to Fes.

DAY 5: FES – IFRANE – MARRAKECH

Drive to the high alpine region of Ifrane, filled with cedar and oak forests, and home to the world’s largest population of Barbary macaques, hundreds of animals and birds and the oldest tree in Morocco’s Middle Atlas, the 130-foot Gouraud’s Cedar. The largest cedar forest in the world is found in this park, and several lakes or Dayats abound in the nearby areas. The Lion of Ifrane sits majestically in the city center and is certainly one of the most photographed sites of the region. Continue to Marrakech for dinner and overnight.

DAY 6: MARRAKECH

Unearth the secrets of Marrakech, beginning in the medina, the old walled section of town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This thousand-year-old city was long a political, economic and cultural center. Marvel at its architectural jewels, including the soaring Koutoubia minaret. Continue to the Bahia Palace, Tiskiwin Museum, Djemaa el-Fna and Marrakech’s main square where you will find vendors, along with fire-eaters, mime artists, snake-charmers and street musicians performing at every turn.

DAY 7: MARRAKECH

Your day starts an hour before sunrise for a 40 minute drive into the countryside for a sunrise hot air balloon ride. After depending from a 1 hour aerial adventure, you are treated to a typical Berber breakfast.  Return to your hotel in the late morning.

The afternoon is at leisure.

DAY 8: MARRAKECH – CASABLANCA AIRPORT

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Casablanca airport for your return flight home.

Sultans Sojourn – Emirates & Oman

Dubai , Muscat, Nizwa, Jabal Ahkbar, Wahiba Sands &  Ras Al Jinz

This unique journey combines two of the Arabian Peninsula’s most fascinating countries. From soaring architectural wonders to Bedouin villages that have remained unchanged since time began – this tour combines ancient history with breathtaking modern masterpieces.

Daily departures by private vehicle and English speaking driver guide.

Tour length: 10 Days 

Land from: $4,095 per person

Dubai is a city that must be seen to be believed. Record-breaking architecture, an unparalleled coastline and delights for all ages await in this amazing city. Bedouin culture, camel rides and fast four-wheel-drives rolling over the dunes – Dubai’s desert landscape offers much more than you would ever expect. Two nights in the city include a private tour of Dubai’s highlights and a special Bedouin evening in the desert. Enjoy dune bashing, camel rides, traditional song and dance…as well as a delicious dinner under the desert stars.

The Sultanate of Oman is considered a hidden jewel at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Oman is a wonderful combination of ageless heritage and modern life. A place where one can explore a traditional souq in the morning and attend a world-class show at the renowned Royal Opera House Muscat in the evening.

From tall mountains and deep gorges, to water-filled wadis, endless beaches and some of the world’s most stunning desert landscapes, the diverse beauty of Oman is apparent in every part of the country. Our Oman itinerary includes Muscat, Nizwa, Jabal Akhdar, /Wahiba Sands…and the famous turtles at Ras Al Jinz!

Day 1- 2 Dubai (2 nights)
Discover Dubai during your morning city tour. Towering skyscrapers have risen from the sands through the years in the fast-growing city of Dubai but never has it forgotten a vibrant heritage and its golden traditions. Learn about the 19th-century life in Dubai as you weave through the alleys of the Al Fahidi Historical District then board an Abra, a traditional water taxi that ferried the locals across the Dubai Creek through the years. Walk through the gold and spice souk Stop by the city’s most photographed mosque, the Jumeirah Mosque. Take your must-have photo at the Jumeirah Beach with the iconic Burj Al Arab in the background

Later in the afternoon, depart on your desert adventure. Enjoy a ride on a 1950’s Land Rover across the desert along with a drive through the pristine Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve where you will find local exotic wildlife. The evening includes a falconry display, excellent photo opportunities, cultural entertainment, an exhibition of traditional Arabic coffee- and bread-making. The evening culminated with a luxury dinner under the desert stars.

Day 3 -4  Dubai  – Muscat, Oman (2 nights)
The first stop on the Muscat City Tour is the beautiful Grand Mosque before proceeding proceed to see the Sultan’s Palace surrounded by the two Forts of Mirani and Jalali built by the Portuguese in the 16th century. The Muttrah souk – a traditional Omani market – offers a wide range of goods, especially typical Omani souvenirs like Frankincense, the Omani Daggeror Khanjar and beautiful silver handicrafts and Pashmina shawls.

Day 5  Muscat – Nizwa (1 night)
Today’s adventure showcases the sights, sounds, and even the smell of Oman’s best-kept secrets. Nakhl, the country’s highest fort, has been standing proudly on a hilltop for 350 years. Continue to the charming sights of old neighborhoods and clayhouses, including those at Wadi Bani Auf, Bilad Sayt, the 400-year-old town of Al Hamra, and Misfat Al Abryeen, a picturesque huddle of ochre-colored stone buildings. The day of touring comes to a close in the ancient city of Nizwa.

Day 6  Nizwa – Jabal Ahkdar Mountain (1 night)
Start the morning with a visit the Nizwa fort – strategically built atop a hill overlooking the ancient city with its colorful domes and bustling market below. The small town of Bahla is famous for its distinctive earthenware pottery – and it also has a certain reputation as the favored haunt of mischievous jinn’s and other supernatural phenomena. Proceed to Jabreen castle, the finest of Oman’s castles built during the late 17th century, before arriving at Wadi of Maedeen, located at the foot of the Mountain with a beautiful natural spring.

Day 7  Jabal – Ahkdar – Wahiba Sands (1 night)
Discover Wadi Bani Habib, a green deserted village on top of Saiq Plateau, and the popular Birkat Al Mauz, a village of clay ruins. From high up above, you will then have to brace for the second leg of the adventure—right in the heart of the glorious Wahiba desert. Bash the dunes, ride a camel, and lose yourself in the beauty of the ever-changing slopes of sand. The rest of the day will be dedicated to everything Bedouin—see their homes, have an authentic Arabic meal, and enjoy the warm Omani welcome of coffee and dates.

Day 8  Wahiba Sands – Ras Al Jinz (1 night)
One of the most sought-after parts of any Oman itinerary is the wadi day—where you will have the chance to take a dip and relax in the cool waters of a natural pool. Enjoy the calm, clear and deep waters of Wadi Bani Khalid. After the wadi escapade, it is on to Sur, where you will see fishermen in action. Just when you think the day is over, wait until nightfall. At 9:00 pm , rangers will take you on a 15-min walk to the turtle nesting site of Ras Al Jinz.

Day 09  Ras Al Jinz – Muscat ( 1 night)
Return to Muscat along the picturesque coastal road. Visit the dhow-building yard where traditional wooden boats are made by hand. Explore Wadi Tiwi, another deep and narrow gorge carved out of the mountains, running between towering cliffs right down the sea. Then off you go to the white beaches of Finns and the turquoise waters of Bimah Sinkhole.

Day 10 Depart Muscat
After breakfast and hotel checkout, transfer to Muscat International Airport for your departure flight.

 

Rwanda Primate & Wildlife Adventure

Kigali | Akagera National Park | Nyungwe Forest National Park | Volcanoes National Park

Tour Length: 9 days

From:  $5895 per person

Daily departure and available as a Private Safari

Rwanda Primate & Wildlife Adventure colobus monkeys

 

Rwanda Primate & Wildlife Adventure offers gorilla trekking in Rwanda, the ultimate wildlife adventure in the heart of Africa and considered THE destination for viewing endangered mountain gorillas.

Combining this Rwanda Primate & Wildlife Adventure with chimpanzee trekking, with an optional golden monkey excursion, is highly recommended, for a true primate journey. Wildlife safari is equally impressive, and this tour offers land and boat safaris in Akagera National Park that is in process of becoming a world-class safari destination. Encounter lions, rhino, buffalo, elephant, antelope, zebra, giraffe with an incredible 490 bird species, plus much more.

Akagera National Park zebra

This overland Rwanda Primate & Wildlife Adventure is the perfect tour for those seeking something different with a deep appreciation for nature and wildlife.

Explore one of the most visited parks in Africa, Akagera National Park,  central Africa’s largest protected wetland and the last remaining refuge for savannah-adapted species in Rwanda. Situated in eastern Rwanda, hugging the border with Tanzania, Akagera National Park covers 1,200 square kilometers and was founded in 1934. The park is named for the Kagera River which flows along its eastern boundary feeding into several lakes the largest of which is Lake Ihema. The complex system of lakes and linking papyrus swamps makes up over one-third of the park and is the largest protected wetland in central Africa.

Rwanda Primate & Wildlife Adventure Itinerary

Day 1  Arrive Kigali (1 night)

On arrival at Kigali International Airport you will be met and assisted by a Great Safaris representative and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2  Kigali / Akagera National Park (2 nights)

After breakfast, you will be taken a city tour of Kigali including the visit of the genocide memorial. Your journey will now continue with a 2.5 hours’ drive to Akagera National Park dominated by the labyrinth of swamps and lakes that follow the meandering Akagera River, the most remote source of River Nile.

Spend the afternoon at leisure whilst appreciating magnificent views over Lake Ihema. Ruzizi is a luxury eco-lodge located on the banks of Lake Ihema with its nine tents set back from Ihema’s serene shores and hidden among swaying palms and fruiting fig trees. With a 20-guest maximum, Ruzizi is an intimate retreat.

Day 3 Akagera National Park

LionEarly morning your safari begins with a game drive in the park led by a trained and specialized guide. The perfect way to learn more about the bush, wildlife and how Akagera National Park has been transformed over the past 20-years.

After lunch you will take a boat trip on Lake Ihema, the biggest lake in the Park, and a highlight of the day!  The lake’s rich biodiversity includes the endangered shoe bill stork, papyrus gonolek and many more beautiful species of bird. In the papyrus swamps surrounding the lakes be on the lookout for buffalo and hippopotamus.

Conclude the day with an early evening game drive where you may encounter lions, rhino, buffalo, elephant, antelope, zebra, giraffe, and many incredible bird species.

Day 4 Akagera National Park / Kigali (1 night)

After breakfast, you will enjoy your last game drive safari in the park before heading onwards to Kigali for a relaxing afternoon reflecting on you experiences in the wild and preparing for the next leg of your journey filled with primates and forests.

Day 5  Kigali / Nyungwe Forest National Park (2 nights)

Rwanda Primate & Wildlife AdventureAfter breakfast you will be transferred to Nyungwe Forest National park and visit Nyanza and Butare, the kings historical Palace, the traditional seat of Rwanda’s kingdom. The ancient palace has been reconstructed to be explored by you. Learn about the evolution of farming and building through the centuries, and then venture into the grounds to meet the long-horned cows, known as Inyambo. They’re beautiful to look at, with a stately elegance you don’t generally expect from cows, until you learn they’re part of the royal heritage, used in many important ceremonies.

After this most interesting stop-over, carry on to Nyungwe Forest National Park with 970 km² of rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps and bogs in the majestic hills; it is the largest remaining ‘island’ of montagne forest in East and Central Africa. It is also home to a rich variety of flora and fauna; 200 types of trees, hundreds of flowering plants, over 100 species of orchids and sensational lobelias and 13 recorded species of primates, 25% of the African primate checklist, including the acrobatic Angola colobus that move in troops of several hundred and an estimated 500 chimpanzee.

In the afternoon, you will be taken for a canopy walk in the forest, a most memorable experience. Descend the 40º slant via a zig-zag foot path to the first tower deep in the forest valley for the 1½ hour walk on the Canopy Walk’s suspension bridge. A must do activity!

Rwanda Primate & Wildlife Adventure Nyungwe canopy walk

Day 6 Nyungwe Forest National Park

Arise at dawn to start your chimpanzee trekking experience. These amazing primates are semi-habituated that gives you the opportunity to see them go by their natural activities in the heart of the Nyungwe rainforest; with hilly terrain, high ridges and deep valleys it is a true adventure and requires a good level of fitness. Be on the lookout for other primates including the L’Hoest’s monkey, olive baboon, grey-cheeked mangabey and red-tailed monkey.

In the afternoon, you will be taken for birding. Travel deep into the forest in search of the more than 300 species recorded, including 24 Albertine Rift endemics like the Ruwenzori Turaco among many.

Day 7  Nyungwe forest / Volcanoes National Park (2 nights)

After breakfast, you will be collected by your driver guide and transferred to your lodge that will be your base for Gorilla tracking for the next 2 nights. You will have the rest of the afternoon at leisure, overlooking the great forest that is home to the gorillas.

Day 8 Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda Primate & Wildlife Adventure young gorilla Volcanoes National ParkEarly morning you will be transferred to the park headquarters for a briefing of your gorilla trekking experience and allocation of your trekking porters. Start your gorilla trekking adventure at the foothills of the Virungas with stirring views in all directions. Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for an hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing and resting. Coming face to face with a giant silverback must truly be one of the greatest wildlife adventures!

Late afternoon, you will be taken for a community walk to see the lifestyle of the Rwanda people

Day 9  Volcanoes National Park / Kigali / Departure

Rwanda Primate & Wildlife Adventure golden monkeyTo wrap up this amazing Rwanda Primate & Wildlife Adventure, an activity that is highly recommended is the Golden Monkey trekking adventure. An endangered species living in the Bamboo vegetation towards the base of the Virunga mountains. Return to the lodge for a quick freshening up and then depart for Kigali and on arrival, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

 

Uganda Wildlife, Gorilla & Chimpanzee Adventure

Uganda

Entebbe | Murchison Falls | Kibale Forest | Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary | Queen Elizabeth National Park | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Tour Length: 9 days

From:  $6,295 per person

Uganda Explore with Gorilla Trekking black and white colobus monkeyOur Uganda Wildlife, Gorilla & Chimpanzee Adventure safari tour allows you to immerse yourself in Uganda’s untamed playground, home to the world’s most spectacular animals and experience the thrill of gorilla trekking. The most affordable of its kind, this best-selling itinerary includes intimate encounters at three national parks filled with quintessential African wildlife, two incredible forests that are home to the great apes and authentic cultural experiences.  This ‘once in a lifetime’ trip is neatly woven together by the charm and charisma that exudes from the Ugandan people you will meet along the way on our Uganda Wildlife, Gorilla & Chimpanzee Adventure safari.

Uganda Wildlife, Gorilla & Chimpanzee Adventure Safari Itinerary

Day 1  Arrive Entebbe (1 night)
Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, where you are warmly greeted and transferred to your nearby hotel.

Day 2   Entebbe / Murchison Falls National Park (2 nights)
Uganda Explore with Gorilla Trekking Murchison Falls

Enjoy an early breakfast before embarking on your journey to Murchison Falls, and be ready for your first game drive in the evening. Inspired by the breath-taking splendor of the wild landscapes of Murchison Falls National Park, and the history and culture of the Bunyoro region of Uganda, Kabalega Wilderness Lodge will amaze you with its allure and unique location adjacent to one of the biggest natural reserves in Uganda. It comprises of individual safari cabins spread throughout 7 acres of bristling bushes on the banks of the streaming waters of the mighty River Nile.

Day 3  Murchison Falls National Park

This amazing day begins with an early wake-up call before sunrise for your morning game drive. The park is home to elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard along with hippos, giraffe, as well as several antelope and monkey species.

Uganda Explore with Gorilla Trekking Paraa boat rideAfter lunch, it is time for a boat ride along the Nile to the foot of Murchison Falls, allowing you to feel the awesome power and beauty that comes when the world’s longest river is forced through a 7-meter gap before dropping 40 meters as is continues its journey to the Mediterranean Sea. This unforgettable trip on the River Nile harks back to the days of the intrepid explorers of days gone by.

Conclude the day with an evening game drive appreciating the sunset over the Nile.

Day 4  Murchison Falls /  Kibale Forest National Park (2 nights)

An early morning drive for about 7 hours to Kibale Forest Park via Hoima Town, which serves as stopping point midway between Murchison Falls National Park and Kibale Forest National Park.

Primate Lodge edge is its location, tucked deep in the forest and right next door to the starting point for chimpanzee tracking excursions. All of the nine spacious and en-suite luxury cottages, each secluded deep in the forest for maximum privacy and a natural living in nature‘ feel with comfortable arm chairs, a reading table and an adjoining large veranda with excellent views to the forest.

Day 5 Kibale Forest National Park / Queen Elizabeth Park (2 nights)

Your once in a lifetime chimpanzee trekking experience has finally arrived! After breakfast, you will travel to the Uganda Wildlife Authority Headquarters, receive a proper briefing by your guide before you embark on the chimp trekking which takes about 2-3 hours depending on where the chimps are. On the trek you can see other primates such as grey-cheeked mangabeys along with red tailed and blue monkeys. Your expert guide will share the secrets of the forest’s flora and fauna, ensuring that the trek is both informative and enjoyable.  Breakfast and Lunch at Primate Lodge luxury cottages

In the afternoon, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (about 3 hours drive). The drive takes you past volcanic crater lakes and, on a clear day, one can see the famous Mountains of the Moo and the Rwenzori Mountains.

Enjoy a relaxed game drive late afternoon in the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 6 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Uganda Wildlife, Gorilla & Chimpanzee Adventure Kazinga Channel wildlifeEnjoy a morning game drive in the park followed by one of the highlights of visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park in the afternoon, a 3-hour boat ride along the Kazinga Channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George.

This water system has the highest concentration of hippos in the world and you will get quite close to them and other animals on the riverbanks. Expect to see crocodiles, buffaloes and other game that drink from the channel, and also marvel at the abundant birdlife that is supported here.

Day 7 Queen Elizabeth Park / Bwindi Forest National Park (2 nights)

Uganda Wildlife, Gorilla & Chimpanzee Adventure tree climbing lionsWith the Kazinga Channel and the game drives in the northern part of the park experiences ticked off your list, Queen Elizabeth National Park has a parting gift for you as you head south. The Southern Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is called the Ishasha Sector.  Ishasha Sector is famous for the fig tree climbing lions that inhabit this area. Driving this way will give you an opportunity to catch a glimpse of these lions, which make a great photo.

Day 8 Bwindi Forest National Park

We hope your camera is charged and you are ready for what lies ahead because your bucket list Gorilla Trekking experience has arrived! An early start will see you transfer to the Park Headquarters for a briefing with the Uganda Wildlife Authority guides. An advance party of guides will have gone ahead into the forest to locate where the gorillas slept the previous night and will have begun tracking their movements. These guides will communicate with your team via a walkie-talkie and the trek into the forest will begin.

Uganda Wildlife, Gorilla & Chimpanzee Adventure gorillas in BwindiLocating the gorillas can take a few hours or the whole day depending on how far they have moved from the place they spent the previous night. Once they are found, for conservation purposes, the amount of time allowed with the gorillas is one hour. As you trek through the forest you will appreciate why the forest is often called impenetrable.

There is also a multitude of other animals that you might encounter including antelopes and rare monkeys not to mention the beauty of the forest itself. Once you have completed the trek you will return to the lodge, for a well-earned rest and time to reflect on a truly magical experience.

Day 9 Bwindi / Entebbe / Departure 

With your Uganda Wildlife, Gorilla and Chimpanzee Adventure experience still a vivid memory, it is time to begin your journey home. After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Kihihi for your flight back to Entebbe, which is included in your package.

On your flight back from Bwindi to Entebbe, you will be afforded a fantastic view of Bwindi, The Impenetrable Forest, from the air. From this high up you can also see the mountains and forests in Congo and Rwanda. On arrival in Entebbe, you will be able to continue your journey home.

Gorilla & Wildlife – Big 5 Safari – 7 Days

Gorilla & Wildlife - Big 5 Safari - 7 DaysGorilla & Wildlife – Big 5 Safari – 7 Days is an all-in-one destination safari exploring primates, carnivores, antelope, birds and the diverse habitats of Rwanda in Akagera National Park. Quite frankly, this safari is not to be missed!

Rwanda is a world famous primate paradise internationally known for Gorilla trekking; which is complemented by Chimpanzee trekking, viewing Golden and Colobus monkeys and more primate-related activities on our Gorilla & Wildlife – Big 5 Safari.

Explore one of the most visited parks in Africa, Akagera National Park,  central Africa’s largest protected wetland and the last remaining refuge for savannah-adapted species in Rwanda. Situated in eastern Rwanda, hugging the border with Tanzania, Akagera National Park covers 1,200 square kilometers and was founded in 1934. The park is named for the Kagera River which flows along its eastern boundary feeding into several lakes the largest of which is Lake Ihema. The complex system of lakes and linking papyrus swamps makes up over one-third of the park and is the largest protected wetland in central Africa.

The park is characterized by woodland, marshlands, papyrus swamps, low mountains, valleys, hills, savannah and a series of lakes. The varied terrain shelters wildlife including zebras, giraffes, elephants, lions and more than 500 bird species, such as the rare shoebill stork. In the southern part of the park, vast Lake Ihema is home to hippos and crocodiles.

Gorilla & Wildlife – Big 5 Safari – 7 Days is a never-to-be-forgotten safari experience.

Gorilla & Wildlife - Big 5 Safari - 7 Days

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure

Kenya & Tanzania

Ensuring an unbelievable wildlife experience, our Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure safari travels by 4 x 4, 7-seater Safari Cruiser to the best highlights of East Africa. A must for anyone who wants the widest experience of wildlife viewing in Africa.

Tour Length: 13 days

Nairobi | Aberdares | Lake Nakuru | Lake Naivasha | Masai Mara | Amboseli | Lake Manyara  | Serengeti | Ngorongoro

Departures weekly with arrivals Nairobi on Fridays

Land cost from: $5,395 per person

Explore the plains of East Africa on our Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure safari. Wildebeest, zebra and a host of other migratory wildlife await you in the amazing Serengeti – Mara ecosystem, stretching from Kenya’s Masai Mara in the north, south across great rivers, and into Tanzania’s great Serengeti plains.  And, where the herds go, so do the predators… and you on our Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure Lake NakuruCovering a diverse number of locales, our Kenya & Tanzania Overland  Adventure aims to showcase what these places have to offer. Starting in Nairobi, Kenya, we travel to the Aberdares National Park.   The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs and bushbucks among others. Rare sightings include those of the Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat and the blue duiker. Next, it’s off to Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha on the floor of the Great Rift Valley surrounded by wooded and bushy grasslands.  Crowds of flamingos famously line these lakes’ shores and are often joined by other larger wildlife, attracted to the cooling breezes of the lakes.

Next up, decamp and continue on to the world famous Masai Mara, home to the Maasai people and the Big Five game; be ready for some truly incredible game drives.   After this, it’s on to Amboseli National Park for more fantastic, up-close game viewing and thence it’s off to Tanzania.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure tree-climbing lionOur first stop in Tanzania is Lake Manyara National Park, located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views.

Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay a visit to this park. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season, and are a well-known but rather rare feature of the northern park.

In addition to the lions, Lake Manyara National Park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world — a fact that accounts for interesting game viewing of large families of these primates.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure Next up, enjoy a true “Out of Africa” experience on the plains of the Serengeti. The fabled Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequaled for its natural beauty and scientific value, it has the greatest concentration of plains game, wildebeest and zebra, in Africa. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive.

Continuing your experience, see the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa at Ngorongoro Crater, and enjoy a descent into the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world and home to the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa for wildlife viewing and a picnic lunch.  Complete your Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure as you depart for Arusha and thence onward to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight home.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure Itinerary

Day 1  (Fri) Arrive Nairobi 

On arrival at the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by a representative of Great Safaris and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2  (Sat) Nairobi  /  Aberdares  National Park

Depart after breakfast from your hotel in Nairobi. drive to Mount Kenya region, arriving for lunch and check in at Outspan Hotel with a later transfer to  Treetops Lodge.  Rest of the day game viewing from the balcony, floodlit by night. Dinner  at the lodge.

Day 3 (Sun)  Aberdares / Lake Nakuru National Park /  Lake Naivasha

Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park for a game drive. Lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge. Afternoon game drive as you exit the park and onwards to Lake Naivasha where you will enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 4 (Mon)  Lake Naivasha  / Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, enjoy the scenic drive to Masai Mara National reserve. Afternoon game drive in the reserve with inner and overnight in your luxurious tented accommodations.

Day 5 (Tue) Masai Mara National Reserve 

Full day spent in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and activities included.

Day 6 (Wed)  Masai Mara National Reserve / Lake Naivasha

Following breakfast in camp, drive to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch.   Enjoy an afternoon boat ride, followed by dinner at your resort.

Day 7 (The) Lake Naivasha / Amboseli National Park

Breakfast at the lodge, then depart on the overland journey to scenic  Amboseli National Park. After lunch, depart on an afternoon game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 (Fri) Amboseli National Park 

Full day spent in the park with morning and afternoon game drives. If the weather is fair, you may see Mt. Kilimanjario!

Day 9 (Sat) Amboseli / Namanga / Lake Manyara National Park

Breakfast at the lodge. Drive to Namanga border and pass through customs and immigration, meet your Tanzania driver-guide and drive to Arusha for lunch. This afternoon drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive.

Day 10 (Sun)  Laka Manyara / Serengeti National Park

Breakfast at your Manyara Lodge, then depart on a drive to the incomparable Serengeti – spotting wildlife along the way.

Day 11 (Sat) Serengeti National Park 

Enjoy a full day spent in the park with morning and afternoon game drives. This is home to the famed wildebeest migration!

Day 12 (Sun)  Serengeti / Ngorongoro Conservation Area 

Farewell to the Serengeti after breakfast, and drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Descend into the crater for a game drive with lunch boxes. Later today, arrive at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 13 (Mon)  Ngorongoro / Arusha / Departure

Breakfast at the lodge then transfer to Arusha and onward to Kilimanjaro International Airport to commence your departure flight.

Namibia Flying Safari

Windhoek | Etosha | Damaraland | Swakopmund | Sossusvlei

Experience Namibia’s entirety from an Eagles perspective. Visit the surreal dunes at Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. Join a mesmerizing catamaran cruise through dolphin filled waters at Walvis Bay and Sandwich Harbor, visit southern Africa’s largest open-air museum at Twyfelfontein and discover exceptional and abundant desert adapted wildlife in the Etosha National Park. This is a truly unique African experience, encompassing extremely varied landscapes and cultures, and is an adventure not to be missed. 

For the ultimate in contrasts, combine this with our Great Wing Safari Botswana.

Tour length:  9 days

Land from $6,095 per person.

Namibia Flying Safari – Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Windhoek (1 night)

Welcome to Windhoek! On arrival at Windhoek International Airport you will be met and assisted by a Great Safaris representative and transferred to your hotel. 

The balance of the afternoon and evening is at leisure.

Day 2-3 Windhoek / Etosha (2 nights)

Wake up to your first morning under an African sun.  After a leisurely breakfast, you are collected and transferred to Eros Airport for the beginning of your wing adventure across Namibia.

Your flight takes you north to the border of Etosha National Park. The following days are devoted purely to game drives in search of the abundant wildlife found in the park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. Game viewing in the park is largely focused around the waterholes, an ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species, or for an avid birder, in excess of 340 bird species.

Day 4 Etosha / Damaraland  (1 night)

After a relaxed breakfast, the flight continues across the mountainous region of Damaraland to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Twyfelfontein. In the afternoon you join a local ranger to explore this spectacular semi-arid desert in search of the elusive desert elephants that roam this area. 

Your lodge is situated in close vicinity to the geological attractions that are visited in the afternoon or during the morning of the next day. The highlight of these attractions, Twyfelfontein, represents Namibia’s Only World Heritage Site and belongs to one of the world’s largest rock-art sites. Enjoy a visit this afternoon or tomorrow morning before flying on to your nest destination.

Day 5-6 Damaraland / Swakopmund (2 nights)

Leaving the majestic mountain ranges far below, travel past Namibia’s highest mountain – the Brandberg and across endless desert plains to the coastal town of Swakopmund. The rest of the day is spent at leisure. 

Swakopmund is often fondly referred to as the “playground of Namibia”, it has numerous activities, one of them being a catamaran cruise exploring the marine life around the lagoon and harbor of Walvis Bay. You may get a chance to see swooping pelicans, seals, dolphins and – during the season – even whales, sunfish and turtles!

Day 7-8 Swakopmund / Sossusvlei (2 nights)

Your flight takes off into the heart of the Namib desert at Sesriem, the gateway to Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. The afternoon can be spent at leisure or on an optional nature drive exploring the desert surrounding your lodge.  

 The following morning demands an early start. Entering the Namib Naukluft National Park with the first rays of sunlight paint the mountains of sand into a variety of apricot, red and orange, contrasted against a crisp blue skyline. You will be captivated by the surreal Deadvlei surrounded by some of the highest dunes on earth and Sossusvlei, where the dry Tsauchab River ends abruptly amongst dunes. Take the opportunity to walk up one of these majestic dunes to admire the desert landscape beneath. 

Day 9 Sossusvlei / Windhoek / Departure

After breakfast you fly back to Windhoek, arriving in the late morning. You are met on arrival, any stored luggage is returned to you and then you are transferred to Josea Kutako International Airport for the departure of your homebound flight.

Affordable South Africa – Cape Town & Wildlife Safari

Visiting the two most popular areas in South Africa, our Affordable South Africa – Cape Town & Wildlife Safari delivers both a cosmopolitan city experience in Cape Town and an exciting wildlife adventure in a private luxury game reserve.

Tour Length: 8 days

Land cost from $1895 per person

Affordable South Africa - Cape Town & Wildlife SafariWelcome to the ‘fairest Cape in the World’ as your Affordable South Africa – Cape Town & Wildlife Safari begins. Colonial monuments co-exist with delightful modernity in the glorious city of Cape Town. Basking in a Mediterranean climate for most of the year, veteran travelers insist this setting tops even the trendiest resort in the south of France. Certainly… the wines are just as delicious!

Relax and enjoy a full day sightseeing package, which offers a choice of  Cape Town’s iconic ‘hop-on-hop-off’ sightseeing bus, Two Oceans Aquarium, harbor cruise, District Six Museum, Ostrich Farm tour, Castle of Good Hope and much much more!

Affordable South Africa - Cape Town & WIldlife SafariSouth Africa’s finest wildlife refuge: The Greater Kruger National Park is your safari paradise for 4 exciting days.

Nothing compares to the thrill of seeing your first lion on the hunt. Be prepared for non-stop action as you search for wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives. Open safari vehicles, expertly maneuvered by professional game rangers, allow for close-up encounters and superb photographic opportunities. During the quiet midday, an optional guided walking safari places you ‘nose to nose’ with the small denizens of the bush.

Designed for those who appreciate comfort and the true feeling of being in a bygone era, the luxury tented suites at Chisomo Safari Camp are atop raised wooden decks set under the shade of towering jackelberry and knob thorn trees.  Morning and afternoon game drives and optional guided nature walks are all on offer at this wonderful wildlife paradise! Just remember to leave some time to book a treatment in their Thera Naka Spa.

Tempted to see a bit more with our Affordable South Africa – Cape Town & Wildlife Safari? Think about adding Victoria Falls, Botswana or even an exciting Great White Shark Cage Diving adventure!

Tour Itinerary

Day 1-4 Cape Town (4 nights)
Enjoy 3 glorious days exploring the city and environs. The iVENTURE CARD offers a huge smorgasbord of free activities plus dozens of discounts at top restaurants and wineries. The choice is yours; non-stop activity or a leisurely exploration of the city with interludes of fine dining and wine tasting.

Day 5-7 Greater Kruger Park Private Reserve (3 nights)
Wing to Kruger Park airport and on to wildlife heaven! Daily game drives allow for close-up encounters with elephant, lions, giraffe, zebra, hippo and hyena to name a few. Open safari vehicles plunge into the bush in pursuit leopard on the hunt. Don’t miss the midday walking safari!.

Day 8 Depart Johannesburg
“Farewell” to Africa. Wing back to Johannesburg and depart.

Authentic South Africa

Cape Town & Greater Kruger Park

The two most popular South African destinations at an incredible price.  Authentic South Africa – Cape Town & Greater Kruger Park offers the culture and luxury of Cape Town and the wilds of Greater Kruger Park.

Tour Length: 9 days

From $2895 per person

Authenic South Africa - Cape Town & Greater Kruger Park lionWelcome to the ‘fairest Cape in the World’ as your begin your Authentic South Africa – Cape Town & Greater Kruger Park adventure. Colonial monuments co-exist with delightful modernity in the glorious city of Cape Town. Basking in a Mediterranean climate for most of the year, veteran travelers insist this setting tops even the trendiest resort in the south of France; certainly, the wines are just as delicious! Relax and enjoy guided sightseeing: a tour of the delightful city, a glimpse into the colorful Malay Quarter and an excursion along the full length of the Cape Peninsula.

Next up: wing to Karongwe Private Game Reserve. Perfect for nature lovers and photographers, this reserve boasts all the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo in addition to cheetah, giraffe, zebra and kudu. Guests can join the two scheduled game drives each day for a chance to view these wild animals in their natural habitat.

Tempted to see a bit more? Think about adding Victoria Falls, Botswana or even an exciting extension to neighboring Kenya to your Authentic South Africa – Cape Town & Greater Kruger Park itinerary.

Authentic South Africa Itinerary

Authentic South Africa - Cape Town & Greater Kruger Park map

Day 1-4 Cape Town (4 nights)
Upon arrival at Cape Town Airport you will be met by a Great Safaris Guide who will assist you to the vehicle for the private transfer to your elegant, five star hotel as you commence your Authentic South Africa adventure.

Over these days in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, your activities will include a half-day tour of the city highlights, including a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, a full day tour to the tip of Cape Point with a visit to the penguins at Boulder Beach. One day will be at your leisure to fill as you choose; perhaps a full day in the winelands, possibly by bicycle,  or a Cape Malay cooking class.

Day 5-8  Karongwe Private Game Reserve (4 nights)
Wing to Johannesburg and then to Hoedspruit, gateway to the Greater Kruger Park. Arrive at your lodge in time for the afternoon game drive in an open 4 x 4 safari vehicle. Enjoy sundowners in the bush, as you witness the multi-hued African sunset.

Positioned on over 22,000 acres of land, this Limpopo game reserve in South Africa with its lush environment is one of the best locations to spot Africa’s most elusive large cat, the Leopard.  Karongwe is committed to working hand in hand in uplifting its surrounding communities both in terms of employment and wildlife conservation and places great emphasis on the youth in terms of education.

Day 9  Johannesburg – Departure
A final game drive and wing back to Johannesburg in time to connect with your outbound flight. Bid farewell to South Africa.

Bucket List Bush Safari & Ocean Stay – Tanzania

Tanzania

Tour Length: 11 days

Arusha | Ngorongoro Crater | Serengeti | Zanzibar
11 Days – Tanzania

Bucket List Bush Safari & Ocean Stay Tanzania is an 11 day / 10 night luxury package combining dreamy wildlife safaris in Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti and invigorating days alongside the ocean in exotic Zanzibar.

From $5,895 per person

Bucket List Bush Safari & Ocean Stay - TanzaniaBucket List Bush Safari & Ocean Stay – Tanzania Tour Highlights

  • 1 Night Arusha Serena Hotel
  • 2 Nights Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Farm House
  • 3 Nights Serengeti Sojourn Camp
  • 4 Nights Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge in a superior bungalow

Bucket List Bush Safari & Ocean Stay – Tanzania Tour Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Begin your Bucket List Bush Safari & Ocean Stay – Tanzania with arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, where you are met by our Great Safaris Representative as you exit the terminal building.  Your driver guide will transfer you to the Arusha Serena Hotel for one night. Remainder of the day at leisure.
Arusha Serena Hotel

Day 2. Lake Manyara National Park

Bucket List Bush Safari & Ocean Stay - Tanzania Ngorongoro Farm HouseAfter breakfast, depart overland for Lake Manyara National Park for your first wildlife experience. Two thirds of the park is taken up by the lake, which is a mass of moving pink from the flamingos which make the soda lake their seasonal home during the wet season. Aside from the largest concentration of baboons in the world, other notable park residents include the tree-climbing lions. As one of the smallest parks in Tanzania, it is a microcosm of the Tanzania safari experience. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Ngorongoro Farm House

Day 3. Lake Manyara National Park / Ngorongoro Crater

A highlight awaits you this morning as you descend to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, commonly referred to as the world’s largest wildlife zoo. The crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. With more than 30,000 resident animals, it is an awe-inspiring wildlife experience. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Ngorongoro Farm House

Day 4. Serengeti National Park

Transfer to Manyara airstrip for a scheduled flight to Lobo in the northern Serengeti. On arrival you are met by your ranger and driven to the camp with game viewing en route to the camp. Arrive for lunch and time to relax to take in the location on a hill top with sweeping view of the plains of the Serengeti National Park. Afternoon shared game drive exploring the Lobo region of the Serengeti National Park. Return to the camp where you are greeted by the camp staff and Maasai with a drink and campfire followed by dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Serengeti Sojourn Camp

Bucket List Bush Safari & Ocean Stay - Tanzania Serengeti Explorer Camp

Day 5 & 6. Serengeti National Park

Spend the next TWO days exploring Serengeti National Park with its abundance of wildlife, bird life and varying ecosystems. Lunch can be either a picnic lunch or hot lunch in camp. After the afternoon game drive return to the camp for another evening campfire and stories with your fellow camp guests followed by dinner and overnight (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Serengeti Sojourn Camp

Day 7. Serengeti National Park / Zanzibar

After breakfast say your final goodbyes to the camp crew and short transfer, with game viewing en-route, to the Lobo airstrip with a picnic lunch for scheduled flight to Zanzibar, then transfer to your beach lodge, with the remainder of the day at leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge (Deluxe Bungalow)

Bucket List Bush Safari & Ocean Stay - Tanzania Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge

Day 8 – 10 (inclusive). Zanzibar

Spend the next three days enjoying the lodge with various options of activities and spa treatments. Venture into Stone Town only 20 minutes away to see the bustling streets, beautiful architecture, markets and curio shops. The hotel offers daily shuttles at specific times. Enjoy a Free Boat Cruise & Sandbank Experience (Breakfast)
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge (Deluxe Bungalow)

Day 11. Depart Zanzibar

At leisure until you commence your journey home via a departure transfer to Zanzibar Airport to connect your departure flight with memories of your Bucket List Bush Safari & Ocean Stay – Tanzania. (Breakfast)

Cape & Safari

Cape Town and Kruger National Park

From the ‘fairest Cape in the World’ to South Africa’s finest wildlife refuge, our Cape & Safari itinerary takes you to Cape Town and Kruger National Park on an unforgettable journey through South Africa.

Tour Length: 10 days

Land  from $6,095 per person

Cape Town | Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park

Cape Town and Kruger National Park, Cape Town aerial viewWelcome to the ‘fairest Cape in the World’. Colonial monuments co-exist with delightful modernity in the glorious city of Cape Town. Basking in a Mediterranean climate for most of the year, veteran travelers insist Cape Town’s setting tops even the trendiest resort in the south of France; certainly the wines are just as delicious!

Relax and enjoy guided sightseeing: a cable car to the top of Table Mountain, a tour of the delightful city and an excursion along the full length of the Cape Peninsula on our Cape & Safari itinerary.

Cape Town and Kruger National Park Cape & Safari mapOur Cape & Safari Cape Town and Kruger National Park itinerary then continues on to South Africa’s finest wildlife refuge, Kruger National Park. Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is your safari paradise for 5 exciting days.

Nothing compares to the thrill of seeing your first lion on the hunt. Be prepared for non-stop action as you search for the Big Five on morning and afternoon game drives. Open safari vehicles, expertly maneuvered by professional game rangers, allow for close-up encounters and superb photographic opportunities. During the quiet midday, a guided walking safari places you ‘nose to nose’ with the smaller denizens of the bush.

Cape & Safari – Cape Town and Kruger National Park Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA
Relax on an overnight flight to South Africa as your journey to Cape Town and Kruger National Park begins.

Day 2-4 Cape Town (3 nights)
Two glorious days exploring the Cape Town and environs. Ride a cable car up to Table Mountain and tour the colorful Malay Quarter. Pose on the very edge of the continent on a Cape Point tour and meet penguins, seals and playful baboons.

Day 5-8 Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve (4 nights)

Cape & Safari Cape Town and Kruger National Park Chitwa ChitwaWing to Kruger Park… wildlife heaven! Daily game drives allow for close-up encounters with elephant, lions, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, hippo, hyena… to name a few. Open safari vehicles plunge into the bush in pursuit of leopard on the hunt. Don’t miss the midday walking safari!.

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge is an exquisite balance between unbridled luxury and environmental harmony. Each of the six individually decorated suites open onto its own private deck with private plunge pool, overlooking the nearby lake.

Day 9 Depart Johannesburg
“Farewell” to Africa. Wing back to Johannesburg and depart.

Day 10 Arrive USA
Welcome home with memories and photos of Cape Town and Kruger National Park to last a lifetime!

Tempted to see a bit more? Think about adding Victoria Falls, Chobe Botswana or even an exciting extension to Kenya or Tanzania.

Kenya Flying Safari

Nairobi | Amboseli | Meru National Park | Masai Mara

Wing your way to Kenya’s premiere wildlife hot spots in the lap of luxury on our Kenya Flying Safari. A private SkySafari Grand Caravan has been custom outfitted to ensure your comfort and convenience. Combine this with incomparable game viewing opportunities, luxurious accommodations and intimate dining choices and the result is – without exception – the ultimate African experience.

Tour Length: 10 days

From $9900  per person (plus park fees)

Kenya Flying Safari Cessna CaravanThe carefully crafted itinerary of our Kenya Flying Safari visits some of the most iconic places and utilizes the services of some of the best qualified local guides throughout the journey. Your care and well-being are the primary concern of everyone you encounter on our Kenya Flying Safari, from the pilot and wildlife guides to the person who brings you your early morning coffee, thus allowing you to focus on the moment: whether that is the wondrous landscape, the remarkable wildlife or sipping a sundowner as the setting sun silhouettes the lone acacia tree on the horizon.

More time to explore? Consider adding a Seychelles Extension, or a thrilling Gorilla Trek in Rwanda.

Kenya Flying Safari Tour Itinerary

Day 1   Arrive  Nairobi (1 night)
Welcome to Kenya! You are warmly welcomed on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, met by your Great Safaris representative and chauffeured to your exclusive all-suite boutique hotel. Your 1 night stay at Hemingways Nairobi is on half board basis and drinks (excluding premium drinks).

Day 2   Nairobi / Amboseli (2 nights)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Wilson Airport Nairobi – gateway to the flying safaris in Kenya – in time to board your private executive class Grand Caravan and begin your Kenya Flying Safari!  The flight to Amboseli National Park is a short 45 minutes. You will land in the middle of the park, where the Tortilis Camp team will be waiting to welcome you at the airstrip. You will board your safari vehicles to be transferred to your camp, with your first game drive en-route.

Kenya Flying Safari elephants in AmboseliAfter lunch, embark on an afternoon game drive. Amboseli is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants, a population of over 1,500 elephants, among other wildlife species. Other attraction of the park includes opportunities to meet the Maasai people and also offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Enjoy your first sundowner, a daily staple of the safari experience, before driving back to the camp for dinner. Tortilis Camp serves a daily table d’hôte menu that can be tailored for preferences and special diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc. Please ensure that you inform us in advance, so that the camp managers can prepare for your arrival. Your two night stay at Tortilis Camp, in an en-suite Safari Tent, is on all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, bush activities and drinks – excluding premium drinks).

Day 3  Amboseli
Today is a full day of activities in Amboseli National Park starting with an early morning walking safari. Take the time to leave the car behind and enjoy the small things – tracks, dung beetles, micro-ecosystems. Your Maasai guides are happy to share their knowledge of the terrain, traditional uses of wild herbs and barks, and the Maasai way of life. Enjoy a bush breakfast before returning to camp.

The lush green wetlands in this otherwise dry area make Amboseli National Park one of the best wildlife-viewing areas on the planet, attracting over 600 species of birds including pelicans, kingfishers, crakes, hammerkops, 47 types of raptors. On your afternoon game drive, you are also likely to see cape buffalo, impala, hyena, giraffe, zebra, gazelle and wildebeest with lion and cheetah among the big cats that roam the area. Lion, cheetah, hyena and jackal hunt the prolific plains game.

Day 4 Amboseli / Loisaba Conservancy, Laikipia (3 nights)
Rise early for a game drive and the last opportunity to capture that iconic photograph of Mount Kilimanjaro, and then back in time to the lodge for brunch.

Transfer back to the Amboseli airstrip for your flight to Laikipia,located in the region just north of Mount Kenya and north of the equator. Landing at the Loisaba airstrip, you will be warmly welcomed. Enjoy your first glimpse of the local wildlife as you are transferred to the lodge, arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, guest’s will be offered a massage for pure relaxation, or alternatively, you will go on a game drive.

Your stay at Loisaba is for 3 nights and is on all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, bush activities and drinks – excluding premium drinks).

Day 5  Loisaba Conservancy

Your day begins with a walking safari with traditional Samburu guides, whose knowledge of the local flora, fauna, culture and history is unmatched.  This is a great way to view the stunning diversity of Loisaba. Return to camp for a late breakfast and relax by the pool.

Later in the afternoon, embark on another game drive or, as an alternative, you might want to try your hand at fishing in the river or visit the resident anti-poaching team with its four sniffer dogs

Day 6  Loisaba Conservancy

The morning starts with another gamedrive.  For the more adventurous, there is the option of exploring the conservancy on horse or camel-back – an exhilarating way to get unusually close to wild animals.

For the afternoon activity, in addition to a game drive, you might go for a run with a Samburu guide or take a mountain-bike ride.  Afterwards, you are may choose to participate in a very special overnight experience in one of the Loisaba Star Beds

Day 7  Loisaba / Masai Mara (3 nights)

This morning, a final gamedrive through the conservancy. Lunch served at the Lodge before your transfer back to the Meru airstrip for a 90 minute flight to Kenya’s premiere wildlife viewing region.

Landing in the middle of the Masai Mara Reserve, the Sand River Masai Mara team will welcome you at the Keekorok airstrip. You will be transferred to the camp with a game drive en-route, and arriving in time for sundowners, followed by dinner.

cheetahsYour two night stay at Sand River Masai Mara is in a Luxurious Safari Tent, and is on all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, bush activities and drinks – excluding premium drinks). Sand River Masai Mara is an ideal destination, at any time of the year. For those wishing to enjoy exceptional game-viewing. The National Reserve is best known for its large concentration of big cats, such as leopard, cheetah and, of course, lion. Even the dramatic arrival of the Annual Migration merely adds to an already abundant resident wildlife that awaits discovery.

Day 8  Masai Mara
Enjoy a bush breakfast, followed by a full day of game viewing in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Often called only “The Mara”, the Reserve covers 580 sq miles and rises 500 to 7,100 feet above sea level. The terrain of the reserve is primarily grassland and riverine forest with clumps of distinctive acacia trees.

The wildlife of the Masai Mara is world-renowned, with the so-called “Big Five”- buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros – evident throughout the year. The “Big Nine” – including cheetah, zebra, giraffe and hippo – extends this experience.

Kenya Flying Safari Masai girlsLet us not forget the colorful inhabitants of this exceptional landscape. The Masai are a proud semi-nomadic cattle-rearing people with a fascinating culture, divided into a number of sub-tribes some of which share the Mara region. The Masai are an ever-present reminder of the history and cultural heritage of this sublime and enigmatic landscape, and will surely leave a lasting impression for all. Return to camp for a dinner under the stars.

Day 09  Masai Mara
The day is spent on morning and afternoon gamedrives.

Kenya Flying Safari hot air ballon with gnusOptional Balloon Safari: We suggest you book a hot air balloon safari over the Masai Mara for today, an excellent addition to your Kenya Flying Safari experience. You depart the camp before sunrise and transfer in the balloon safari company’s vehicle (with other travelers) to the balloon staging site. After a briefing from the pilot, the crew will inflate the envelope. At sunrise you begin your ballooning adventure with flights at different levels to give you both an overview of Masai Mara National Reserve and a close look at the wildlife. After about 50 minutes, you land and the chase crew will take you to a picnic site where you are provided a bush breakfast complete with bubbly to celebrate your successful flight in the tradition of balloonists over the centuries. You then transfer back to the camp. From $500, per person.

Day 10  Masai Mara / Nairobi / Departure
This morning will be your last game drive in the Masai Mara Reserve. After lunch, you will be transferred back to the Keekorok airstrip for your mid-afternoon flight to Wilson Airport Nairobi, where you will be welcomed upon arrival. You will be chauffeured to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport; before arriving there, your driver will stop at one of Nairobi’s restaurants where dinner will be served. You will arrive at the airport in time for your outbound international flight.

A Taste of South Africa

Cape Town and Greater Kruger Park

Come along on A Taste of South Africa through Cape Town and Greater Kruger Park! Spend four nights in cosmopolitan Cape Town, voted one of the top destinations in the world, with the opportunity for self-exploration or optional full and half day tours. Continue on an exciting three day wildlife adventure at a private luxury Big 5 game reserve with the style and elegance you’d expect of a first rate safari destination.

Tour Length: 9 days

Land from $2,395 per person sharing.

Special Offer:

Cape Town and Greater Kruger Park Cape Town waterfrontSituated in the shadow of Table Mountain and  surrounded by pristine white beaches is Cape Town; home to a rich cultural and historical heritage, vibrant restaurants and nightlife.

Cape Town affords the visitor a multitude of activities, from extreme sports to leisurely scenic cruises and world-class shopping.

Choose from a variety of optional activities, at additional cost,  during your stay in the Cape.

How far do you have to travel to find peace and quiet and connect with the simple life? When it’s time to get back to the things that really matter – such as the tranquility of nature, exciting culture and fascinating history, come along on A Taste of South Africa to Cape Town and Greater Kruger Park.

Tempted to see a bit more with our A Taste of South Africa?  Think about adding Victoria Falls, Botswana or even an exciting Great White Shark Cage Diving adventure!

A Taste of South Africa Itinerary – Cape Town and Greater Kruger Park

Day 1 Depart USA
Embark on your overnight journey to South Africa; Cape Town and Greater Kruger Park await you.

Day 2-5 Cape Town (4 nights)
Enjoy four nights in this wonderful world class mecca for food, history and adventure enthusiasts.  Relax and take advantage of the local amenities at your centrally located, vibrant, chic hotel. Add to your Cape Town experience by selecting from our optional full and half day tours (at additional cost).

Day 6 & 7 Greater Kruger Park Private Reserve (2 nights)
Cape Town and Greater Kruger Park wild dogsWing to Kruger Park airport and transfer to your private reserve. Daily game drives allow for close-up encounters with elephants, leopards, rhinos, cheetahs and hippos.

Look for a pack of wild dogs, the second rarest African carnivore species, with only an estimated 2000 remaining specimens. Birdwatchers can also look forward to ample sightings of the several hundred bird species typical to the low veld.

Day 8 Depart Johannesburg
After a final morning game drive, wing back to Johannesburg in time to connect with your home-bound international flight.

Day 9 Arrive USA
Welcome Home with memories of your visit to Cape Town and Greater Kruger Park!

A Taste of South Africa offers the following optional Cape Town tours:
Half Day Cape Town City & Table Mountain Tour
Full Day Cape Point Tour
Full Day Cape Winelands Tour
Note: All optional tours are at additional cost.