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The ultimate itinerary of Africa's best wildlife, physical wonders, sights and experiences

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What's Included

  • All internal and regional flights
  • All private ground transfers
  • Fully inclusive safaris throughout, including all meals, activities and selected drinks
  • Two gorilla trekking permits
  • Private tour of Victoria falls
  • Private tour of Cape Town and the Peninsula
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At a glance

This epic tour spans the length and breadth of Africa, taking you to some of its best locations for some of its most awesome wildlife and physical experiences.

You’ll get up close and personal with mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, track game in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Park, experience the majesty of Victoria Falls and witness the raw power of Africa’s biggest predators in the Okavango Delta. Once you’ve had enough thrills and adventure for a lifetime, you’ll end your trip in what is arguably Africa’s greatest city, Cape Town, for some urban relaxation and cultural highlights before you head home with a more comprehensive and privileged understanding of this vast continent.

We’ve handpicked each part of this trip to ensure that each moment goes as smoothly as possible, from the chartered flights to the private transfers into the heart of the bush and jungle.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-4

Volcanoes National Park

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Meet and greet at Kigali Airport

Transfer

Private transfer to your lodge in Volcanoes National Park

Lodges and Camps in Bwindi Forest

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Three nights in Volcanoes National Park Three nights in Volcanoes National Park

Spend your days here in the magnificent Volcanoes National Park tracking the rare and endangered Mountain Gorillas with expert guides and trackers. In Rwanda there are 10 habituated gorilla groups in Volcanoes National Park, with a maximum of 8 tracking permits per group per day. Other activities to enjoy whilst in this magical terrain are; trekking to volcano craters, tracking golden monkeys, cultural tours and the Dian Fossey Hike. Speak to your travel designer about how you wish to spend your time here.

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Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda is one of the few places in the world where you can enjoy close personal encounters with Mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. The forested slopes of the Virunga massif – a chain of ancient volcanoes – are home to over half the world’s 880 remaining gorillas. There are, in total, 10 habituated groups available for tracking by tourists in Volcanoes National Park, and each morning eight permit holders are allocated one group.

You will hike to the spot where your gorilla family was last seen the previous day. All tracker guides are experienced in looking for signs of the gorillas’ location, for example, footprints, dung, chewed bamboo and celery stalks, as well as nightly abandoned nests.

Once the gorillas are located, probably smelling them before seeing them, the group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with the family. You are likely to reach their location during their long midday rest and play period. At this time of day, the dominant male (usually a silverback) generally lounges on the ground or against a tree while youngsters roll in the vegetation and climb on trees, vines, and each other. Females nurse and play with their infants. It is entirely possible that you will find the gorillas quite quickly and be back at your hotel for lunch; or you could face a three or four hour hike (sometimes even longer) each way.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Volcanoes National Park to Kigali Airport

Flight

Flight from Kigali to Nairobi

Transfer

Private transfer from Nairobi airport to Wilson airport

Flight

Light aircraft flight from Wilson to the Mara

Days 4-8

Masai Mara

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer to your lodge in the Masai Mara

Lodges and Camps in Masai Mara

Three nights in the Masai Mara Three nights in the Masai Mara

Spend your time exploring the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve with morning and afternoon games drives. During the Migration season you'll also be on the look out for the famous river crossings. The exact activities available will depend on your lodge and our travel designers will help pick the one that suits you best.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer from your lodge to the airstrip in the Mara

Flight

Light aircraft flight from the Mara to Wilson Airport

Transfer

Private transfer from Wilson Airport to Nairobi International

Flight

Flight from Nairobi to Livingstone

Days 8-11

Victoria Falls

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer from Livingstone airport to hotel

 
Victoria Falls, Zambia
Three nights in Livingstone Three nights in Livingstone

Discover the majestic Victoria Falls during your time in Livingstone - just make sure you've charged the camera.

Boat and Road Transfer from Livingstone Hotel to Kasane Airport Boat and Road Transfer from Livingstone Hotel to Kasane Airport

From your Livingstone hotel you will be driven to the boat launch site that will take you across the border. Your driver will meet you and drive you to the immigration office very close to the boat launch site. It is usually a very busy area with lots of locals trying to sell you souvenirs. Take your time; if you want to buy something then you can but if you don't, simply pass them by and say 'no thank you'. They tend to leave you alone once you dismiss them. After you have got your passport stamped (and your visa if you needed to buy one on arrival). The boat journey across the river takes approximately 5 minutes. On the other side of the river you will be met by another driver, who will take you to the immigration office (approximately 40 minutes from the airport) and wait for you to get your 'exit' stamp. This border is very busy but please don't worry! Clients do this all the time. Welcome to Botswana!

Days 11-15

Okavango Delta

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Light aircraft flight from Kasane airport to lodge in Okavango

Lodges and Camps in Okavango

Four days exploring the Okavango Delta Four days exploring the Okavango Delta

You will spend your days going on day and evening game drives to experience the beauty of the Okavango Delta and the magnificent wildlife that lives here. Your expert guide will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding the environment and wildlife as you are privately driven across the Delta. Depending on which lodge you choose to stay at there will be a number of different activities that you can choose from to immerse yourself in this incredibly diverse, natural environment.

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Light aircraft flight from the Okavango to Maun

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Flight from Maun to Johannesburg

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Flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town Airport

Days 15-18

Cape Town

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Cape Town airport to Cape Town hotel

Accommodation in Cape Town

Twelve Apostles Mountain, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Three nights in Cape Town Three nights in Cape Town

Spend your time relaxing and exploring this wonderful city. You have our top recommendations for activities, restaurants and shopping so that you can make the most of your time here. If you would like us to organise your time here with a privately-guided tour, according your interests, we can do so.

Cape Town City & Table Mountain tour Cape Town City & Table Mountain tour

Today you have a half day tour of the city and Table Mountain. Your tour is with a private guide and at your own pace picking out the attractions which interest you. Typically highlights include, the Houses of Parliament, the Castle (built between 1666 and 1679, this is South Africa’s oldest building), the lively Green Market Square with its daily market, the Company Gardens and of course Table Mountain which will give you spectacular views over the city and Peninsula (depending on the weather). On the descent, you can stop at the Bo Kaap, traditionally home to the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses. Note that this tour can be done in the morning or the afternoon - the choice is yours.

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Cape Point and Peninsula Tour Cape Point and Peninsula Tour

Take one of the most scenic journeys in the world in this wonderful, full-day privately guided 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 quaint villages such as Noordhoek, the bustling fishing suburb of Kalk Bay, the penguins in Simonstown and of course Cape Point, the 'tip' of Africa.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Cape Town airport

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