Discover the many sides of South Africa
The smoke that thunders
Witness Kenya’s amazing wildlife and spectacular scenery
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
1 to 12
Slow paced, Small Marine/Cruise
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
'Welkom’ to Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa, founded in 1886 on one of the richest gold reefs in the world. Johannesburg today is a vibrant, pulsating city, and its diverse population means that it still manages to present an authentic cultural experience. Meet your fellow travellers tonight for a welcome cocktail.
We explore Soweto today. Infused with the history of the struggle against apartheid and abuzz with the energy of the city of gold, Soweto is also the most metropolitan township in South Africa. Our sightseeing tour includes the Apartheid Museum and the former home of Nelson Mandela. We’ll also visit the South Africa Breweries’ World of Beer, a museum dedicated to the history of beer in South Africa, for a tour and tasting. This evening we’ll enjoy a group welcome dinner. [B,D]
We depart for Hazyview early this morning, travelling along South Africa’s famous Panorama Route. We’ll stop along the way at Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Pinnacle Rock and God’s Window, one of the most spectacular viewpoints on the route. [B,D]
Special Experience:Visit the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary. Established in 2006, it cares for chimpanzees rescued after being displaced from their natural habitat.
We continue to Mthetomusga Private Game Reserve, on the south-western border of Greater Kruger National Park, home to the 'Big 5’ and a myriad of birdlife. This afternoon we’ll head out on our first game drive! [B,L,D]
Our day is devoted to viewing the abundant wildlife found in this beautiful park on morning and afternoon game drives. The rugged terrain of the park creates a number of unique ecosystems to discover. We’ll explore in open 4WD safari vehicles with an experienced ranger. [B,L,D]
We bid farewell to South Africa and fly to Maun, gateway to the incredible Okavango Delta. From here we’ll enjoy a scenic flight in a light plane over the beautiful delta into Moremi Game Reserve. This afternoon we’ll head out in search of game by boat before a magical sunset cruise along the Boro River. [B,D]
Special Experience: This morning we cruise along the delta in a traditional mokoro can, admiring the amazing birdlife and scenery of one of the richest ecosystems in the world as it is bathed in morning light.
We’ll return to the lodge for lunch and explore more of the reserve on a game walk this afternoon. [B,L,D]
After an early morning searching for game, we travel to the airstrip for our scenic flight to Kasane. From here, we’ll make our way into famous Chobe National Park, home to the highest concentration of elephants on earth and undoubtedly one of the most spectacular national parks in Africa. This afternoon we take to the water for a boat safari as the sun sets. [B,D]
We explore Chobe National Park today on morning and afternoon game drives. Apart from elephants, it is home to huge herds of buffals and zebras. Hopefully we’ll spot large prides of lions lazing the day away in the shade as well. [B,L,D]
Today we cross the border and travel to Victoria Falls, the world’s largest waterfall, forming part of the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Tonight we’ll relax on a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River on board a Ra-Ikana - a replica of Dr David Livingstone’s boat 'Ma Robert’. [B]
A morning guided walk takes us through lush rainforest to the spectacular falls, known by the locals as "Mosi-o-Tunya" (The Smoke That Thunders). Explore the trails and take in the amazing view from all 16 lookouts! [B,D]
Special Experience: This evening we'll enjoy a traditional boma dinner, complete with dancing and drumming.
We cross the border into Zambia via the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge. Once in Zambia, we’ll visit Mukuni Village, home to the Leya people. Here we’ll see the village homes, Chief Mukuni’s palace, try the traditional cuisine and taste the local beer. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. [B,D]
This morning is at leisure before our flight to Nairobi this afternoon. Less than 100 years ago, there was a river in an empty wilderness where Nairobi now stands. Despite health hazards and the ever-present danger from wild animals, Nairobi was established by 1907 and quickly grew to become the largest city between Cairo and Johannesburg. [B]
Today we’ll visit The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, run by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick, which rescues and rehabilitates orphaned elephants and rhinos from ivory and horn poachers. We’ll then enjoy a visit to the Giraffe Centre and get up close and personal with these majestic creatures from the raised platforms. Later we’ll enjoy lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden, followed by a visit to the adjoining Museum. [B,L]
Escaping the city,we travel north through rich farming areas and cross the equator before arriving in Samburu National Reserve, famous for its spectacular game viewing. After lunch we’ll head out on our first game drive in search of some of the wildlife unique to the area - the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra and the Somali ostrich. [B,L,D]
Keep an eye out for Samburu’s diverse range of wildlife including lion, buffalo and cheetahs, as well as the famous 'red elephants of Samburu’ on morning and afternoon game drives today. [B,L,D]
Special Experience: Visit a Samburu village and school to learn about 'a day in the life’ of a Samburu woman and her children.
This morning we depart for Mount Kenya National Park, home to Africa’s second-highest peak, Mount Kenya. We’ll enjoy lunch on arrival and then explore the forest on foot with a local ranger this afternoon. [B,L,D]
We travel through part of the famous Great Rift Valley this morning. There’s a chance for us to spot the endangered black rhino in beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park today. We’ll also participate in a tree-planting ceremony at our lodge before an afternoon game drive. [B,L,D]
Today we travel to magnificent Lake Naivasha and famous 'Elsamere’, the home of the late Joy Adamson, author of "Born Free". Its rich heritage and idyllic scenery make it the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea and visit the house which contains memorabilia from the "Born Free" film. [B,L,D]
We travel to the famous Maasai Mara, one of the world’s finest game reserves characterised by its wide open plains and rolling savannahs, dotted with the occasional tree. This afternoon we’ll enjoy a game drive, spotting elephants, giraffes, zebras, gazelles and lions! [B,L,D]
Our day in the Maasai Mara is devoted to discovering the incredible wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives. This evening we’ll enjoy an unforgettable bush dinner under a beautiful blanket of stars. [B,L,D]
Today we bid farewell to Africa and begin our journey home. [B]