Africa's Masai Mara, Vic Falls, Kruger & Cape Town

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  • Visit the Masai Mara, Victoria Falls & Cape Town
  • Luxury accommodation & excellent service
  • Spot the Big 5
  • Catch the Wildebeest Migration in season
  • Game drives, nature walks & balloon safaris
  • Stay along the Zambezi River
  • Experience the heart of Cape Town


This 13-day highlight-packed tour not only delivers many of Southern and East Africa's best attractions but it wastes no time either as you fly from one magnificent destination to the next. Start your adventure by exploring the Masai Mara's great plains, searching for the Big 5 and, if your timing is right, witnessing the Migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest. Switch things up by ditching the game drive vehicles for a hot-air balloon safari over the Mara plains, providing a panoramic view and watch the raw beauty of the wild unfold from a new perspective as you float above treetops.

Your next great destination is nothing less than Victoria Falls, where you can enjoy a range of exciting adrenalin adventures and marvel at this incredible sheet of falling water. Then head down to South Africa where you enjoy another sublime big game experience in a private Kruger National Park reserve before jetting down to Africa's favourite destination - Cape Town - to end your tour by experiencing all that this vibrant and diverse city has to offer.


  • Tour Duration: 13 Days

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An ideal trip combining multiple iconic highlights for the adventurous traveller not wanting to compromise on comfort
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Balloon Safari

Days 1-4: Start your adventure in the Masai Mara

Masai Mara, Kenya
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Days 1-4: Start your adventure in the Masai Mara | 3 Nights

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Masai Mara, Kenya

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi where you will be met and transferred to nearby Wilson Airport for your flight to the Masai Mara, Kenya’s wilderness heartland.
On arrival you will travel to Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, situated in a private concession in the Mara. If time permits, head out on your first game drive in the afternoon to get acquainted with your spectacular surroundings before returning to the camp for dinner. Or embark on a balloon safari over the Masai Mara, providing a unique opportunity to see and experience the surrounding nature and wildlife from the air. Floating above the reserve, you’ll see the herds of buffalo and zebra go about their daily rituals, with heads of giraffe popping up between treetops, foraging for food. Experience a safari from a birds-eye view as you sail 300 metres (1 000 feet) off the ground, taking in the panoramic views of the Masai Mara plains before being treated to champagne and a full English breakfast.
The following three days will be dedicated to exploring this world-famous game park, scanning its rolling savannah for the Big 5 as you enjoy early morning and afternoon game drives.
Return to the camp between game drives to enjoy delicious meals, relax in the pool or take an afternoon nap. If your timing is right and you visit the Masai Mara between June and November, you could catch the great herds of the Wildebeest Migration. The crocodile-infested Mara River is the scene of dramatic river crossings and the Migration generally ensures plenty of high-octane predator action.

Balloon Safari

Day 4-5: Overnight in Nairobi | 1 Night

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Nairobi, Kenya

Depart the Masai Mara today and head back to Nairobi for a night at the Eka Hotel, a modern building on Mombasa Street that has convenient proximity to the airports and city centre. Catch up online with their high-speed Internet or have a workout session in the gym in preparation for the next leg of your African adventure.

Days 5-7: Get your heart pumping at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma | 2 Nights

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Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Zambia

Return to Jomo Kenyatta this morning to catch your flight to Livingstone in Zambia. Here you are met and transferred to Sussi & Chuma, a beautiful lodge named after Dr David Livingstone's guides built on the banks of the Zambezi River. Your room is almost a 'tree house': each suite is positioned amid a canopy of jackalberry and ebony trees with river views from their private outdoor showers.

Start your day of adventure early and head out to enjoy all that Africa’s ‘Adrenalin Capital’ has to offer. You can bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water raft down the Zambezi River or board a microlight to view this magnificent sheet of falling water from the air.

Other activities include canoeing, elephant-back safaris, shopping at markets and game drives. Experience 'The Smoke that Thunders' on a guided tour or simply take a stroll through Victoria Falls National Park, enjoying the waterfall's surrounding rainforest and stopping at the view points for wonderful photo opportunities.

Days 7-10: Head to South Africa | 3 Nights

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Kruger National Park, Kruger Private Reserves, South Africa

Bid farewell to Victoria Falls as you return to the airport and fly back to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in South Africa. Once here, you head to Varty Camp, which was built in 1926 and lies in the game-rich Sabi Sands Reserve. Your beautifully designed suite has a private plunge pool and relaxing views of the Sand River.

Like in Kenya, your days will be filled with exciting morning and afternoon game drives, high teas and savouring the life-giving force of the African sunshine. In between, browse the boutique, slip into the spa for a secret beauty treatment or rejuvenating massage, or simply sit out on your private deck and enjoy the antics of passing birds and game.

Days 10-12: Discover the Mother City | 3 Nights

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Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa

Enjoy one final morning game drive before transferring to Skukuza Airport for your flight to Cape Town International Airport. Once in the Mother City, you are met and transferred to the Belmond Mount Nelson, one of the most famous hotels in Africa, situated in the fashionable and convenient neighbourhood of Gardens and within walking distance of the vibrant city centre.

For three days, you can unwind by enjoying the hotel's famous high tea or exploring this amazing, multi-faceted city. Hike or take the cable car up Table Mountain, enjoy a boat ride to historic Robben Island or travel down the peninsula and visit the endangered African penguins at Boulders Beach on your way to Cape Point.

Head over to Clifton to relax on its beautiful beaches or stroll down the Camps Bay Strip and take your pick of the area's many upmarket restaurants, cafés and bars.

A short walk from the Belmond Mount Nelson will bring you to buzzing Long, Kloof and Bree Streets as well as the city's markets, museums and art galleries. A visit to the ever-popular V&A Waterfront will have you shopping your day away, or enjoying a sunset boat cruise in Table Bay.

Day 13: Farewell Africa!

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Fit in another short activity today before you are transferred back to Cape Town International in time for your ongoing travel arrangements.

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  • International flights
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  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature