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An African Extravaganza


Traverse the continent with tribal encounter, wildlife safaris and iconic city quests with An African Extravaganza. Travel to Kenya, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa as you get wild searching for the ‘Big 5’ and beyond. An African safari is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you’ll get to experience in four countries. Take in the diverse cultures, raw wilderness and beautiful backdrops as you explore these untouched lands. 

Trip Type: Adventure, Cultural, Family, Wildlife

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Day By Day

Day 1 – USA to Nairobi (Via Europe)
Today you will begin your Swain Destinations customized itinerary. Please note, international air has not been included in this package price.

Day 2 – London to Nairobi
Continue your journey to Nairobi.

Day 3 – Welcome to Nairobi, Kenya
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Kenya's capital is cosmopolitan, lively, interesting and pleasantly landscaped.

Starting Accommodation: Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel

Day 4 – Nairobi to Samburu National Reserve
Transfer to the airport for your flight from Nairobi to Samburu National Reserve. Located just north of the equator in the shadow of Mt. Kenya, Samburu includes extensive ranch and communal lands.

A place of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed rivers, this area lies on the fringes of the vast and arid desert once known as the Northern Frontier District. The park’s landscape features rocky battlements, dry river beds and fallen boulders rising out of the thorn scrub with the great red table mountain known as Lololokwi. Samburu provides one of the few sanctuaries in Kenya for the endangered Grevy’s zebra, the rare Beisa oryx and the blue-shanked Somali ostrich whilst large herds of elephant roam the gaunt hills during the day before returning to bathe on the banks of the river in the evening.

Starting Accommodation: Ashnil Samburu Camp (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Samburu National Reserve
Enjoy a full day in the reserve with morning and afternoon game viewing. The Samburu National Reserve is physically dramatic with the great Ololkwe table mountain in the background.

Starting Accommodation: Ashnil Samburu Camp (B, L, D)

Day 6 – Samburu to Masai Mara
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Masai Mara is home to the seasonal migration, however game viewing is excellent year round. This afternoon, enjoy a game drive in the Masai Mara.

Starting Accommodation: Fairmont Mara Safari Club (B, L, D)

Day 7 – Masai Mara National Reserve
Enjoy a full day in the Mara with morning and afternoon game drives included. The Masai Mara offers wonderful scenery and an abundance of big game.

Starting Accommodation: Fairmont Mara Safari Club (B, L, D)

Day 8 – Masai Mara to Johannesburg (via Nairobi)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Kenya's capital is a great place to tune into modern urban African life.  Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. They came from far and wide to strike it rich when gold was discovered in Johannesburg in 1886, and the “City of Gold” still  pulsates with entrepreneurial energy.

Starting Accommodation: InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel (B)

Day 9 – Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. As the home of Victoria Falls and the surrounding Zambezi region, Livingstone has become the tourist heart of Zambia.

Starting Accommodation: Tongabezi River Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 10 – At leisure, Victoria Falls
Why not canoe above the falls, or whitewater raft below them? Plunge from the second highest bungee jump in the world from Victoria Falls Bridge. Explore the Mukuni and Maramba cultural villages for an opportunity to observe traditional daily life.

Starting Accommodation: Tongabezi River Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 11 – Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park
Transfer to the jetty and take a speed boat across the river to Chobe.

The second largest national park in Botswana, the Chobe National Park is unique in that it consists of four distinct eco-systems, each one supporting a variety of game and plant life. See the famous elephant population on a Chobe safari, which are not only the largest concentration of elephants on earth but they have also been recorded as being the largest in body size.

Starting Accommodation: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero (B, L, D)

Day 12 – At Leisure, Chobe National Park
Enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife activities. This rugged, semi-arid wilderness region is known for its game viewing and birding. View rock paintings drawn by the early Bushmen, who once inhabited the region.

Starting Accommodation: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero (B, L, D)

Day 13 – Chobe to Cape Town (Via Livingstone and Johannesburg)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flights to Cape Town. 

South Africa’s “Mother City” is indescribably beautiful, steeped in fascinating history and pulsating to a heady African rhythm. Indeed, few urban centers anywhere can match its setting along the mountainous Cape Peninsula spine, which slides into the Atlantic Ocean. A ride in a cable car to the top of Table Mountain, a ferry journey to Robben Island, or a meandering tour through the Winelands will leave you in no doubt that this place is an absolute highlight on any vacation to Africa. South Africa boasts incredibly good weather, gorgeous scenery and fantastic beaches and is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer visitors a unique and inspiring experience.

Starting Accommodation: Taj Cape Town (B)

Day 14 – Cape Town City Tour
Come with us on the ultimate ‘Mother City’ experience, designed to orientate and give you a full-color insight into the extraordinary magic of Cape Town. We've chosen iconic buildings, snatches of its history, and experiences unique to this City. First up, it's the cable car to the summit of the legendary Table Mountain - weather permitting - and from there, you'll be able to see to the end of our world, including the City and surrounding layout of this southernmost tip of Africa (own account).

Visit the country's oldest building, The Castle (closed Sundays), and a short distance away, the Company Gardens, both historically fascinating and well conserved. The drive continues past Parliament Buildings, City Hall and the Slave Lodge, and you'll sense the depth of history via their distinctive architecture. Colonial then changes to colorful, as you move up the cobblestoned hills to the Malay Quarter, and marvel at the ice-cream colors of the quaint Bo-Kaap homes. Our day ends on a sparkling note, as we trace the moves of a professional diamond cutter, as he creates every girl's dream stone.

Starting Accommodation: Taj Cape Town (B)

Day 15 – Cape Peninsula Tour
This morning after breakfast you will be met by your driver/guide, for departure on a full day Cape Peninsula Tour. Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard, to Hout Bay. From Hout Bay, travel to Noordhoek and through Ou Kaapse Weg.

Proceed to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, where you are able to ride the Funicular (for your own account) to the viewpoint where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.  The Cape Peninsula is the thin finger of land in the southwestern most corner of Africa with the city of Cape Town at its head. As you travel south towards Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, the land gets narrower until the great Indian and Atlantic Oceans combine into one vast southern ocean, with nothing beyond except Antarctica.   In 1578 Sir Francis Drake described it as 'The fairest cape in the whole circumference of the globe,' and it still is.  

The Peninsula can be divided into the Atlantic coast on the west (including the City of Cape Town) and the False Bay coast on the east.  With nothing but water all around the peninsula, the weather can be a little unpredictable and the wind can whip itself up into a fury.  Luckily when it is howling on one side it is normally quiet on the other, so you can always find a sheltered spot.

On leaving the Nature Reserve, proceed to Simonstown, where you stop for lunch (for your own account), as well as a short stop at Boulders Beach.  Nestled in historic Simon's Town in South Africa, Boulders Penguin Colony is part of the Cape Peninsula National Park.  Almost 3000 African (jackass) penguins, so called because their call resembles the bray of a donkey, reign supreme amidst rounded rocks and fish-filled False Bay.  These endangered, flightless birds are free to roam the seas and return to their private haven - Foxy Beach at Boulders.

Starting Accommodation: Taj Cape Town (B)

Day 16 – Cape Town to USA (Via Johannesburg)
Transfer to Cape Town airport for your scheduled departure flight to Johannesburg. On arrival you will transfer to your connecting flight returning to the USA. 

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Highlighted Activities

Cape Peninsula Tour
Cape Peninsula Tour
Cape Town
Length: Full-day
Maasai Mara National Reserve game viewing
Maasai Mara National Reserve game viewing
Kenya
Length: Half-day, Full-day


Hotels

City
Standard
Superior
Deluxe
Luxury
NairobiFairmont The Norfolk Hotel
Samburu National ParkAshnil Samburu Camp
Maasai Mara National ReserveFairmont Mara Safari Club
JohannesburgInterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel
Victoria FallsTongabezi River Lodge
Greater Chobe National ParkSanctuary Chobe Chilwero
Cape TownTaj Cape Town


Pricing

Please note all prices listed below are approximations and subject to current rate of exchange adjustments. Each itinerary can be fully customized to your interests and needs.

Standard
Superior
Deluxe
Luxury
SWAF5983
Twin Share
11/1/2017 - 12/20/2017$8,115
Single Traveler
11/1/2017 - 12/20/2017$9,800

Add internal air to this package from $1,120*


Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD. All highlighted savings are reflected in the price. Travel may be limited to certain days of the week. Hotels and tours remain subject to availability. Cancellation penalties and other booking or alteration restrictions may exist. Please note blackout dates may apply to Christmas, New Year and local special event periods. Pricing may increase over Holiday and special event periods and may not be reflected in price grid. Prices indicated remain subject to change without notice. Prices are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CST #2012413-20 See our full Terms and Conditions: wwww.swaindestinations.com/terms