12 Days Falls & Safari

12 Day Falls & Safari
Tour departs 4th of June 2020
Price Per Person Sharing: USD $4650
Price for single supplement: USD $762

Maximum of 12 people
11 positions still available

*itinerary is subject to change*

 

 

Day 1.
4th of June 2020
Livingstone, Zambia

Upon your arrival at Livingstone International Airport I will be there to greet you and welcome you to Africa. You will be then transported to the amazing Avani Victoria Falls Resort which is located on the banks of the famous Zambezi River, only a short walk to the top of Victoria Falls on the Zambian side. It will be roughly a 15-20 minute drive depending on whether or not we come across elephants on the way to the resort.

Once checking in take some time to relax. You may wish to recover from jetlag by resting in your room, taking a short walk to Victoria Falls, take a walk around the resorts walking paths where zebra, impala and giraffe roam freely, have a drink by the pool and much more. In the late afternoon, you may wish to take a river cruise down the Zambezi River while enjoying a few cocktails and keeping an eye out for elephants and cape buffalo as they come to the river for a drink or maybe some hippopotamus and crocodiles on the river banks.

Accommodation: Avani Victoria Falls Resort (Zambia)
Meal Plan: Meals not included

 

Day 2.
5th of June 2020
Livingstone, Zambia & Chobe National Park, Botswana

As I know you will be itching to see the beautiful African wildlife. Today we do a day trip across the border to Chobe National Park in Botswana. After an early breakfast we will be transferred to towards the Botswana border (roughly a 45 minute drive) Spend a full day immersed in nature with a cruise on the Chobe River followed by a game drive in the world-famous Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park in Botswana is home to one of the largest game concentrations in Africa. Our Botswanan guide will meet you after immigration procedures and take you first to the cruise on the Chobe River. This breathtaking river is famous for its rich elephant and lion population, so keep your eyes peeled to spot the wildlife in the water and along the banks

After our cruise enjoy a fresh buffet lunch with several options at a beautiful lodge situated on the riverbank.

Then, switch to a game drive in the National Park. Your open-sided vehicle will allow you to see 360-degrees around you and at great distances over the safari, which is populated with elephants, Cape buffalo, lions, antelopes, and more. Refreshments will be served throughout the tour to keep you cool. After a full day of experiencing the beauty of African nature, you’ll be dropped off back at your accommodations.

Accommodation: Avani Victoria Falls Resort
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch (Dinner not included)

 

Day 3 & 4
6th & 7th of June 2020
Livingstone, Zambia

Over the next two days you will be free to spend your time however you wish. At the booking desk in the lobby there are plenty of activities to choose from. This includes Helicopter or Microlight tours over Victoria Falls, walking with lions and cheetahs at a local wildlife rehabilitation centre, horseback tours along Victoria Falls, quadbike safaris, bungee jumping on the Zambia/Zimbabwe border, day trips to Zimbabwe, visit Museums, train rides, visit local markets, guided bush walks, reptile park, zip lining across the gorges of the Zambezi river, Abseil down the cliffs of the Zambezi river and much more. No matter what your interests there is something for everyone.

Accommodation: Avani Victoria Falls Resort
Meal Plan: Breakfast ( Lunch & Dinner not included)

 

Day 5
8th of June 2020
Livingstone, Zambia & Johannesburg, South Africa

At approximately 10:00AM we check out of Avani and transfer to the International airport where we will take the 1:00PM flight to Johannesburg. We catch the shuttle bus to Peermont Metcourt At Emperors Palace which is a luxury hotel close to the airport. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing at the hotel.

Accommodation: Peermont Metcourt At Emperors Palace
Meal Plan: Breakfast ( Lunch & Dinner not included)

 

Day 6.
9th of June 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa & Nairobi, Kenya

After a early breakfast we check out of our hotel and depart for Johannesburg International Airport for the 10:10AM flight to Nairobi. We will arrive around 3:00Pm and after going through customs we will be met by our competent drivers who will be with us throughout our journey in Kenya. We will transport you to our first nights luxury accommodation at the Boma Hotel. This grand hotel is equipped with all the requirements you’ll need for a pleasurable and satisfying rest. It is expected that you will need to recuperate from the flight hence there are no scheduled activities for the first afternoon/evening so that you have sufficient time to recuperate. You can take advantage of the many conveniences at the hotel to help unwind. Whether you choose to relish a massage at the spa. Unwind by the swimming pool or have a drink at the bar, you can be sure that you have a pleasurable resting experience. Dinner is not included in the plan, hence you will be paying for dinner from your pocket. For dinner, there are many options you can explore. You could decide to eat in the Boma Nairobi’s in-house restaurant Johari restaurant, you could take a taxi to find a fantastic restaurant in Nairobi or relax in your room and enjoy room service which is available 24 hours.

Accommodation: The Boma Hotel, Nairobi
Meal Plan: Breakfast ( Lunch & Dinner not included)

 

Day 7.
10th of June 2020
Nairobi & Masai Mara, Kenya

After breakfast we take a scenic drive through the great rift valley to the world famous Masai Mara National Park. The Masai Mara is one of Africa’s best known national parks and has had more wildlife documentaries filmed here then anywhere else in the world. Arrive and have a late lunch at 2018 travel award winning Mara Sarova Tented Camp which is a 5 star tented camp located on the Talek river. Later we take an afternoon game drive between 4:00 and 6:30. Later, return enjoy dinner, drinks and cultural masai dances.
Accommodation: Mara Sarova Tented Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 8, 9 & 10.
11th, 12th & 13th of June 2020
Masai Mara, Kenya

The Masai Mara is filled with wildlife which we search for over the next three days. The famous coalition of five cheetahs known as “The Five Musketeers” or “The Fast Five’ live close to Sarova Mara Camp and we will have a good chance of seeing them. Also this particular area has large clans of hyena’s and with approximately 36 prides of lion the Masai Mara is arguably the best place to lions in the wild. The Talek and Mara rivers have many pods if hippopotamus and are home to the largest nile crocodiles in Africa. All of Africa’s big 5 are found here as well as many zebra, wildebeest, topi, Thompsons gazelle, masai giraffe, hartebeest and much more.

On the 11th & 13th we will take a full day game drive from 8:00am until 4:00pm with a picnic lunch. On the 14th our game drives will be 8:00am to 12:pm and 3:30pm to 6:30pm

Accommodation: Mara Sarova Tented Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

 

Day 11.
14th of June 2020
Nairobi, Kenya
After breakfast we check out and depart for Nairobi. We will return to The Boma Hotel in time for lunch. There are several lunch options available at the hotel or you may wish to check out one on Nairobi’s finest restaurants. The afternoon can be spent relaxing at your hotel or you may wish to take a taxi out to see some of Nairobi’s top tourist attractions.

Accommodation: The Boma Hotel, Nairobi
Meal Plan: Breakfast only (Lunch & Dinner not included)

 

Day 12.
14th of June 2020
Nairobi, Kenya
After a delicious buffet breakfast, at approximately 7:00 am, our drivers will pick us up from The Boma Hotel and depart for our final game drive at Nairobi National Park. This unique wildlife sanctuary is the only National Park in the world located in a capital city. Despite being located on the edge of Nairobi’s bustling city centre, many different species of mammals are found in the park. Of the big 5 only elephants are absent from this park. There is a large number of both black and white rhino which are both rare to see in most African national parks. Also found in this park is an abundance of Cape Buffalo, Zebra, Masai Giraffe and Ostrich. Lion’s can also be seen sometimes posing on stone blocks scouting the plains for prey. Some of the less common animals found in Nairobi National Park include leopard, serval cats, black backed jackals, hippopotamus and very rarely cheetah and hyena can be found here.

At 10:30 we will transfer to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. Here we will spend 1 hour watching at photograph rescued baby elephants receive their morning feeding and play in the mud pools. A handler will give a speech on the elephants and the story behind each calves rescue, as well as the history of the Elephant Orphanage.

At 12:00 we go to a local restaurant for lunch before transferring to Nairobi International Airport of departure. I highly recommend selecting a flight home that departs in the late afternoon. If you wish to stay in Kenya for longer extensions are available at your own expense.

 

What’s included?
All transport in a 4×4 safari land cruiser with a pop up roof
Arrival & Departure airport transfers complimentary to all our clients
Transportation as per itinerary
Accommodation per itinerary One double deluxe room or Single deluxe room
Meals as per itinerary Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Services of English-speaking drivers/guides National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary
Recommended Mineral Water while on safari

 

Things Excluded
Visa and related costs, Personal Taxes
Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature
All International flights
Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary