An African Trilogy

Duration 15 days
Price guide
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Fifteen days, three countries and a once in a lifetime adventure, experiencing a selection of sub-Saharan Africa’s highlights in luxury and style.

Trip highlights

  • Spend four truly memorable nights on safari in Kenya's Maasai Mara
  • Take time to explore both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides of Victoria Falls
  • Work up an appetite and enjoy an in-depth culinary exploration of Cape Town
  • Sample some of the finest wines the famous Cape Winelands have to offer
  • Spot hippos wallowing in the Zambezi on a sunset river cruise
  • Visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach in Cape Town

Bespoke trips with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke trips include:

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Privately guided tours
  • Private transfers
  • Meticulously selected experiences
  • Expertise and support from your Jacada Concierge
  • Days 1–2 Nairobi
  • Days 2–6 Maasai Mara
  • Days 6–7 Nairobi
  • Days 7–10 Livingstone and Victoria Falls
  • Days 10–15 Cape Town
An African Trilogy
Price guide
  • Days 1–2 Nairobi
  • Days 2–6 Maasai Mara
  • Days 6–7 Nairobi
  • Days 7–10 Livingstone and Victoria Falls
  • Days 10–15 Cape Town

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1–2

One night in Nairobi

Once you’ve cleared customs and immigration, your Jacada representative will meet you at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The capital city of Kenya is a busy one, and can be slightly overwhelming at first, but your private guide is the perfect person to introduce you to the country as you drive to your hotel. Away from the city centre, suburbs such as Karen, named after Karen Blixen, are wonderful places and there are a variety of interesting attractions such as The Daphine Sheldrick Rhino and Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre, and the Nairobi National Park. Tomorrow you’ll take a light aircraft flight to the Mara.

Days 2–6

Into Big Five territory

Home to the Great Migration, where each year between July and October millions of wildebeest thunder across the plains in search of fresh pasture, the Maasai Mara is one of the most famous game reserves in the world. From Novemeber to June, the Maasai Mara still has one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa so the Big Five can all be ticked off your list on a visit here, and you’ll also get to see huge pods of hippos basking in the rivers, cheetahs racing across the savannah and giraffes ambling between the acacia trees.

Hot air balloon safari over the Maasai Mara

A highlight of your time here is certain to be a stunning scenic hot air balloon flight over the Maasai Mara. It’s the perfect way to really appreciate its scale and gain a unique bird’s-eye view of the game below. A champagne bush breakfast awaits you upon landing. At the end of your stay in the Maasai Mara you’ll take a light aircraft flight from the Mara Airstrip to Wilson Airport.

Days 6–7

Overnight in Nairobi

Spend another night in the Kenyan capital before your flight to Zambia in the morning.

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Elephant orphans

Out of Africa

Meet giraffes

David Sheldrick's Elephant Orphanage

Born from one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is today the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation programme in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.

Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen Museum was once the centre piece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by the Danish author between 1915 and 1931.  The 1985 film ‘Out of Africa’ led to to the establishment of the museum.

Giraffe Centre

Take a tour of Nairobi’s Giraffe Centre and get up close to its long necked residents. The centre was established in order to protect the endangered Rothschild giraffe that is found only in the grasslands of East Africa.

Days 7–10

Smoke that thunders

The mighty Victoria Falls rank as one of the most spectacular sites in all of Africa. As the mighty Zambezi River crashes over sheer cliffs onto the rocks below it sprays a cloud of water high into the air that has earned it the local name of Mosi-oa-Tunya (literally translated as ‘the smoke that thunders’). Livingstone is the town found on the Zambian side of the water, and luxury hotels either in the town or somewhere alongside the Zambezi upstream are a great base from which to fully explore this magnificent spectacle.

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On foot

By air

Over water

Tour to both sides of Victoria Falls

Witness the incredible waters of Victoria Falls from both the Zimbabwean and Zambian side. A knowledgeable guide will take you on an unforgettable experience of the falls, otherwise known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning the smoke that thunders.

Scenic helicopter flight over Victoria Falls

Take a scenic helicopter flight over the falls, allowing you to take in the incredible panoramic views of the largest sheet of falling water in the world.

Sunset cruise up the Zambezi River

This evening, climb aboard your spacious cruiser for a sunset sail up the Zambezi River. You’ll be served canapés and refreshments as you take in the golden glow of the river and the wildlife who come down to drink at its banks.

Days 10–15

Meet the Mother City

One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town is a city that can really take your breath away. The horizon dominated by the iconic table-top mountain rising up in the background, whilst in the foreground are the crisp waters of the cape, the laid-back bustle of the city’s waterfront skirted by sandy beaches and picturesque suburbs.

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Layered history

Mountain top

Scenic drive

'Private Robben Island (Scheduled ferry)'

With a multi-layered history spanning some 500 years, Robben Island offers a unique glimpse into events that have shaped South Africa. You’ll be accompanied by a private guide on a bus tour to all of the important historical sites.

Table Mountain

Enjoy absolutely spectacular views towards Robben Island, over Camps Bay and the beach and along the Twelve Apostles in the direction of Hout Bay from Cape Town’s most iconic landmark.

Cape Point and Peninsula Tour

Enjoy the scenic drive up Chapman’s Peak with incredible views of the ocean to your right as the road winds around narrow corners. The typical highlights of this tour include villages such as Noordhoek, the fishing town of Kalk Bay, the penguins in Simonstown and of course Cape Point.

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Taste the Cape

Music and dance

Fine wines

Private Cape Town Eats Walking Tour

On this tour you’ll explore the back streets of Cape Town to find the tastes that represent this rainbow nation. With your expert local guide, you’ll get to know the city’s history, its people and its gourmet delights.

uThando tour

Visit a few of the community projects supported by uThando. The organisation, raises money for a wide variety of projects, many involving music and dance. This is an authentic way to experience the culture of local communities.

Full day privately guided tour of the Winelands

Spend a full day Winelands with an expert wine guide. The tour will be built around your wine preferences, ensuring you will have the best experience possible. Typically the regions explored are Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl.

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Why book with Jacada

Personalised design

We’ll plan your trip around your personal interests, tastes and preferences, providing honest advice based on first-hand knowledge.

Authentic experiences

Our expert guides and brilliant Concierges are hand-picked for their ability to bring your destination to life with care and passion.

Positive Impact

We seek out unforgettable experiences that benefit both local communities and the environment.