2017: Jewels of Africa with Nairobi, Chobe National Park Area & Kruger National Park Area (IQBO)
17 days from Nairobi to Johannesburg
Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 12910453
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- 17 Days
- Escorted - No
|Day 1||Nairobi||Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.|
|Day 2||Nairobi||Start your sightseeing with a visit to the SHELDRICK ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE, founded and managed by Daphne Sheldrick. Here, you will learn about elephant conservation and meet elephant calves, orphaned by poachers, before they are re-introduced to the wild. Next, visit the KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM, dedicated to the author of Out of Africa. Lastly, stop at the GIRAFFE CENTER, a non-profit organization focused on saving the Rothschild's giraffe, where you will learn about this sub-species and have the opportunity to feed them. (B,L)|
|Day 3||Maasai Mara National Reserve Area||Today, drive to MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya's most famous game area. Stop for lunch en route before embarking on your first GAME DRIVE in search of the 'Big 5'-lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. (B,L,D)|
|Day 4||Maasai Mara Area||Your Driver/Guide navigates you on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES in the 'Mara,' as it is called by the locals. Part of the Serengeti ecosystem, the reserve boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, generally between August and early November, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. (B,L,D)NOTE: The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.|
|Day 5||Maasai Mara Area||Further explore this magical place during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. Watch for elephant, rhino, topi, cheetah, and more. Between drives, enjoy leisure time to relax. (B,L,D)|
|Day 6||Johannesburg||After breakfast, board a plane for the quick flight back to Nairobi. Transfer to the international airport for your flight to Johannesburg. (B)|
|Day 7||Victoria Falls||Today, fly north to Zimbabwe. This evening, enjoy a CRUISE on the Zambezi River, which affords you a great opportunity to photograph wildlife and a spectacular Africa sunset. (B)|
|Day 8||Victoria Falls||Today, visit mighty VICTORIA FALLS for an awe-inspiring experience. Enjoy a PRIVATE GUIDED WALK, where you will learn the history of the falls and hear fascinating details about the surrounding flora and fauna. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B) NOTE: During the dry season (September-December) and during dry years, water flow to Victoria Falls may be low.|
|Day 9||Chobe National Park Area||Today, a PRIVATE TRANSFER brings you to CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, featuring some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Enjoy an AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITY before dinner. (B,L,D)NOTE:Shared game activities in Chobe consist of game drives and boat excursions.|
|Day 10||Chobe Area||Explore this stunning land on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES. You may see giraffe, lion, lechwe, and huge herds of elephant. It is said that these are the largest elephants in the world. Spend the middle of the day at your leisure. (B,L,D)|
|Day 11||Cape Town||Today, fly to beautiful Cape Town (via Johannesburg), widely referred to as the 'Mother City' by locals. (B)|
|Day 12||Cape Town||Start your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR with a CABLE-CAR RIDE up Table Mountain (weather permitting). Here, you will enjoy stunning views of the city and its surroundings. Next, stop at Boulders Beach, where you will visit a COLONY OF ENDANGERED AFRICAN PENGUINS, known for the unique sound they make. After lunch, continue to CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the southwesternmost point of the African continent, for incredible panoramic views. On your return journey, skirt the rocky coastline as you ascend Chapman's Peak Drive, one of the most spectacular drives in the world, then continue through the fishing village of Hout Bay. The evening is at your leisure in Cape Town. (B,L)|
|Day 13||Cape Town||Enjoy a full day at your leisure. Your Local Host is happy to make recommendations. (B)|
|Day 14||Kruger National Park Area||Today, fly to the KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA and transfer to your lodge in a private game reserve. The Kruger area is famous for its abundance of wildlife, so you have a great chance to see the 'Big 5'-lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo. Other animals you may see include kudu, impala, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, wildebeest, bushbaby, and more! This afternoon, embark on your first GAME DRIVE and stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS as the sun sets over the bushveld. (B,D)|
|Day 15||Kruger Area||Enjoy two full days of game viewing in this wondrous land. Wake up early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover. Your skilled tracker and professional Ranger will help you learn more about this special ecosystem as you view wildlife up close. After breakfast at your lodge, take advantage of some free time. Swim in the pool, read a book, or enjoy a drink at the bar. Tea will be served prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. As the sun sets, stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush! Return to your lodge in time to freshen up before dinner. (B,L,D daily)|
|Day 16||Kruger Area||Enjoy two full days of game viewing in this wondrous land. Wake up early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover. Your skilled tracker and professional Ranger will help you learn more about this special ecosystem as you view wildlife up close. After breakfast at your lodge, take advantage of some free time. Swim in the pool, read a book, or enjoy a drink at the bar. Tea will be served prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. As the sun sets, stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush! Return to your lodge in time to freshen up before dinner. (B,L,D daily)|
|Day 17||Homebound Flight||Enjoy one last GAME DRIVE this morning before flying to Johannesburg to connect with your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5:30 pm. (B)|
- US$ Price Details
Dates & Prices do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Monograms, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $2,771. Required intra-vacation air segments are Maasai Mara/Nairobi; Nairobi/Johannesburg; Johannesburg/Victoria Falls; Kasane/Cape Town; Cape Town/Kruger; Kruger/Johannesburg. Air prices were effective on July 13, 2016 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your vacation, air prices may be higher. Safari package includes park entrance fees of $240 per person.Upgrade to a 4x4 vehicle in Kenya is available for $70-$180 per person (depending on party size). Ask for details at time of booking.2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2017.NOTES:
- Bottled water is included on all game drives in the Maasai Mara.
- All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.
- Check with your travel agent or physician regarding the latest health requirements for travel to Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.
- We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough while driving on/off game park trails.
- Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles and flights in Kenya, your suitcase must be soft-sided and cannot exceed 33 lbs including hand luggage.
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