Best of Africa

Best of Africa


AFRICA HIGHLIGHTS

  • Victoria Falls
  • Kruger National Park
  • Cape Town
  • Table Mountain Cableway
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Cape Point
  • Boulders Beach & Penguins
  • Johannesburg
  • Pretoria – Nelson Mandela’s Influence
  • Nairobi
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Nyahururu
  • Thomson’s Falls
  • Mount Kenya
  • ​Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Menengai Crater
  • ​Lake Nakuru National Park
  • The ‘Big 5’ Game viewing

Best of Africa


Dates

  • 15 Days
  • July 2018

Pricing

  • Tour Pricing: Contact us for the pricing of this tour.
  • Discount: Returning Volant Customer: 5%

 

Best of Africa


Inclusions

  • All Internal Flights (while on tour)
  • All Accommodations (3-4 star)
  • All Scheduled Meals
  • Transportation Throughout Tour
  • Airport Transfers
  • All National Park Entrance Fees
  • Personal guide throughout tour

Exclusions

  • International airfare (into Cape Town, South Africa and out of Nairobi, Kenya)
  • Entrance fees to museums and other attractions not listed in inclusions
  • Personal items: Laundry, shopping, etc.

Best of Africa


DAY 1:BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY

Board your overnight flight to Africa (not included)

DAY 2: WELCOME TO SOUTH AFRICA!

A Volant representative will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner and a leisurely evening.

DAY 3-4: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

As South Africa's most visited and arguably most beautiful city,  Cape Town will launch the you into adventure.  Climb aboard the the cable car to summit Tabletop Mountain. Though the ride may be short, the view is priceless. Soak in the 360-view of Cape Town and its surrounding landscapes.  Tour the Castle of Good Hope; built in the 17th century this bastion fort is considered to be the best preserved example of a Dutch East India fort and oldest surviving building in South Africa. Stroll through the colorful streets of the Bo’kaap neighborhood. Considered to be one of the oldest and most spectacular neighborhoods in Cape Town, the Bo'kaap is unique in its brightly colored homes and cobble stoned streets. End the day in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and enjoy a tasty dinner as well as spectacular views of the South Atlantic.

Enjoy the day on a scenic road trip along the Cape Peninsula to the Cape of Good Hope. The Cape Peninsula Loop is one of the most breathtaking drives in the world. Beginning just south of Cape Town the road passes along spectacular coastal towns and beaches. Get whisked away by the Flying Dutchman Funicular up to Cape Point. Witness remarkable views of the ocean and the iconic lighthouse. Explore the Cape Point Nature Reserve as well as the Cape of Good Hope. Continue along the peninsula back to Cape Town but not before getting a fill of endangered wildlife and glorious beaches. Stop by Boulders Beach, home to one of the last remaining colonies of free range African penguins.

DAY 5-6: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA

After a morning flight to Nelspruit, South Africa transfer to Kruger National Park to begin Safari. Along the route from the airport be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a sounder of warthogs or even pride of lions. Stop along the way to get a taste of local culture. Settle in and enjoy the deluxe camp experience for the next two nights.

​Optional game drive at sunup to witness the early morning rituals of wildlife within the park. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Before dinner enjoy a game viewing tour and continue to explore the park's flora and fauna. As one of the worlds premier game watching sites, Kruger National Park is home to 147 different mammals. Of these 147 species, the Big Five remain the most sought after while on safari. These Big Five include the African Lion, African Elephant, African Leopard, Black Rhinoceros and the Cape Buffalo. Due to the lack of both air and light pollution, Kruger National Park is a great place to stargaze. Watch as the night sky fills up with stars you've never seen before.

DAY 7: VICTORIA FALLS - ZIMBABWE

Transfer back to the Nelspruit Airport and climb aboard your flight to Victoria Falls. It is clear to see why these falls are considered to be one of the seven Natural Wonders of the world. Stretching over a mile wide with nearly a 360 foot drop, the Zambezi River creates the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The main falls are the most remarkable. At its peak water flows over 5 million cubic meters per minute. Be prepared to get wet! While in this UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site be sure to view the statue of David Livingstone. Livingstone is considered to be the first European to gaze upon the mighty falls. As a famous missionary, physician and pioneer of his time, he named the falls in honor of his Queen. Much like the ultimate infinity pool we will also have the opportunity to take a dip along the lip of the falls in a place called the Devil's Pool. While walking through the surrounding rainforest make sure to keep an eye out for the many birds and small mammals that live here. In the evening be sure to watch the magical sunset over the falls.

DAY 8: JOHANNESBURG - PRETORIA

Before lunch leave Victoria Falls in the dust and fly back to the major hub of South Africa, Johannesburg. Transfer to Pretoria via private car. Enjoy a walking tour of this historic town. Explore a wide range of museums and historic buildings. One such site, the Paul Kruger House, is a historic residence of former President to the South African Republic. Built in 1884 this now museum represents the era in which President Paul Kruger lived. Another local landmark, the Voortrekker Monument was erected to commemorate 'The Great Trek,' an eastward journey made by Dutch-speaking pioneers (1835-1846) to expand their colony. Be sure to witness Pretoria's Union Buildings. This set of buildings are the official seat to the national government. Although tourists are not allowed inside the architecture and surrounding gardens are quite impressive. After dinner drive back to Johannesburg for the night.

DAY 9: JOHANNESBURG - NAIROBI, KENYA

Today will be dedicated to getting to Kenya. Enjoy a scenic flight over four African countries before arriving in Nairobi. As the capital and largest city of Kenya, Nairobi is home the world's only game reserve found within a major city. After a satisfying day of travel, settle in and rest up for a thorough exploration of the southwestern quarter of Kenya.

DAY 10: MOUNT KENYA - OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

Hop aboard a private vehicle for a three hour road trip to Nanyuki for sweeping views of Mount Kenya. As the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in all of Africa, after Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and its surrounding national park have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. Use the second half of the day to tour the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The Conservancy is renown as being the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. Be sure to introduce yourself to Sudan, the world's last male white rhino. In ​partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute, Ol Pejeta has established the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Track lions, stroll through the bush, spot an elephant, enrich the lives of the rehabilitated mammals and get your safari on!

DAY 11: THOMSONS FALLS - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

Continue through the Kenyan countryside to the town of Nyahururu. Take the opportunity to see Thomson's Falls or hike to the bottom for a closer look and a refreshing mist. Use the second part of the day to transfer and explore Lake Nakuru National Park. Along the way look west for views of the massive Menengai Crater. Continue to the national park for some of the best birdwatching in the world. Depending on the season, Lake Nakuru will have anywhere from thousands to millions of Flamingos nesting along the shores. In addition to the large Flamingo population there are 450 different bird species that call this park home.

DAY 12-13: MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

Enjoy a scenic road trip through the Great Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Also referred to as the Mara Triangle, this national reserve is home to all of the "Big Five" (African elephant, Black rhinoceros, Cape buffalo, African lion and African leopard). Expect a late arrival but enjoy the vast landscapes and wildlife along the way. If time permits enjoy an evening game drive.

Rise early for a morning game drive. Observe the beginning of a new day through the eyes of the 3 million large animals that live in the reserve. Witness the Great Migration, meet the indigenous Maasai people, and continue to be amazed by the unique cultural and natural beauty of the Great Rift Valley. Spend time between game drives relaxing and exploring the camp.

DAY 14: NAIROBI

After a relaxed morning take a short game viewing drive and head towards the airstrip. Board a sightseeing flight that takes you over the reserve and back to Nairobi. Spend the afternoon at your leisure and enjoy a warm farewell dinner.

DAY 15: NAIROBI- TOUR ENDS

Our tremendous journey and achievement comes to an end. Your Volant guide will ensure timely arrivals to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Thank you for choosing Volant and safe travels!

 

Contact Us

By email: info@Volant.Travel

By phone: 801.651.7208

Cape Town

Johannesburg

Kruger National Park

Pretoria

Victoria Falls

Nairobi

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Lake Nakuru National Park

Menengai

Maasai Mara National Reserve

Mount Kenya

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