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Kenya: A Classic Safari with Nairobi & Maasai Mara Extended Stay

Launch Date : 07/10/18 8:00pm

Meals : American breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 8 dinners including a welcome dinner in Cape Town and a farewell dinner in Victoria Falls

  • STARTS

    CAPE TOWN

  • DAYS

    14

  • ENDS

    JOHANNESBURG

Kenya: A Classic Safari with Nairobi & Maasai Mara Extended Stay

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Notes : 14 days from Cape Town to Johannesburg

Vacation Overview

This South Africa and Botswana tour—from the fascinating cities to the enthralling game drives and breathtaking scenery—is sure to offer you an experience of a lifetime. Start in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Ride a cable car to the top of iconic Table Mountain (weather permitting) for stunning views over the city and venture outside the city to see a colony of African penguins and beautiful Cape Point Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its rich and unique flora. You’ll also visit Bo-Kaap, a lively area founded by former slaves. Here visit a local family home to learn more about their culture and partake in a Cape Malay cooking class—a Globus exclusive!

Your journey continues in Makalali Private Game Reserve near Kruger National Park. Here, enjoy six game drives in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover. Your professional ranger and skilled tracker will help you search for a remarkable number of species, including 42 mammal species and 350 bird species. You’ll have a great chance to see the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Have your camera ready because you may also see impala, giraffe, hippo, spotted hyena, cheetah, wildebeest, and more. Even stop for sundowner drinks in the bush! In Botswana, enjoy five game activities in Chobe National Park, home to one of the largest concentrations of game in all of Africa and to what many believe are the world’s largest elephants. Keep your eyes out for lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, lechwe, kudu, and more.

Other highlights include Johannesburg’s unforgettable Apartheid Museum and Soweto, the country’s largest township, where you will visit the former home of Nelson Mandela and stunning Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders) also known as Victoria Falls, spanning the border of Zimbabwe & Zambia. Take a guided walk along the falls, which is roughly twice the height of Niagara Falls, and cruise on the Zambezi River at sunset.

And you’ll be part of a small-group, with no more than 20 total guests, ensuring personalized service from start to end! All of this—and much more—are waiting for you on this tour of South Africa and Botswana. You’ll return home with plenty of stories and photos to share with your friends and family.

Travel Style

  • FIRST-CLASS
  • NEW

City Highlights

CAPE TOWN
Guided walking tour of Cape Town’s highlights and the [LF] colorful Bo-Kaap area; visit the Bo-Kaap Museum, Cape Point Nature Reserve, and a colony of African penguins; cable-car ride up Table Mountain; funicular ride to old Cape Point lighthouse

MAKALALI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Six game drives in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover; sundowner drinks

JOHANNESBURG
Guided tour of [LF] Soweto, including Mandela House; visit the Apartheid Museum

VICTORIA FALLS
Cruise on Zambezi River; guided walk of the falls

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
Three game activities; services of lodge staff/experience safari guide during your stay

Itinerary

ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA. Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for midafternoon check-in.
NAIROBI. Start your PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING with a visit to the SHELDRICK ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE, founded and managed by Daphne Sheldrick. Here, you will learn about elephant conservation and meet elephant calves, orphaned by poachers, before they are re-introduced to the wild. Next, visit the KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM, dedicated to the author of Out of Africa. Lastly, stop at the GIRAFFE CENTER, a non-profit organization focused on saving the Rothschild’s giraffe, where you will learn about this sub-species and have the opportunity to feed them. Breakfast & Lunch
NAIROBI–MOUNT KENYA–SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE. Today, depart Nairobi to begin your search for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. First, stop at the famed Mount Kenya Safari Club for lunch and stunning views of Mount Kenya. After lunch, continue to SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE, known for its arid landscape and unique wildlife. Due to the dry climate, grasses are sparse, making animals easier to spot. Meanwhile, the Ewaso Ng’iro River, which borders the reserve, provides a year-round water supply. These two factors make for a great game-viewing experience. During your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE, you have the chance to see rare animals you will not see in other parts of the country. Commonly referred to as the Samburu “Special 5,” this includes Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, beisa oryx, and the gerenuk, a long-necked antelope that feeds while standing on its hind feet. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
SAMBURU. Today, enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. In addition to the Samburu “Special 5,” the reserve is home to an abundance of other species. Large numbers of elephant and Nile crocodile can be seen, as well as waterbuck, Kirk’s dik-dik, and Grant’s gazelle. Where there is prey, predators can be found, so lion and leopard are often spotted. The reserve is also a great place for bird watching, with over 300 species. Between game drives, there’s time to relax at your lodge. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
SAMBURU–OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY. After breakfast, travel to OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY, the largest black rhino sanctuary in all of East Africa. After lunch, enjoy a GAME DRIVE in the conservancy, including a stop at the [LF] CHIMP SANCTUARY. In partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute, the sanctuary was established to provide a long-term home for orphaned and abused chimpanzees. Here, see the chimps and learn more about their plight. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
OL PEJETA–NYAHURURU FALLS–LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK. A final GAME DRIVE in the conservancy before driving to LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK. The journey takes you through the beautiful Kenyan highlands, one of the most fertile agricultural areas in all of Africa, where farmers grow crops such as corn, wheat, coffee, and tea. Stop for lunch at Aberdare Country Club en route. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
LAKE NAKURU. Today, embark on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. The park is home to a variety of animals including giraffe, impala, Cape buffalo, flamingo, and striped hyena. This is also your best chance to see white rhino, which are commonly spotted here. Relax at your lodge between game drives. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
LAKE NAKURU–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE. This morning, depart for MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya’s most famous game area. The “Mara,” as it is called by locals, is part of the Serengeti ecosystem and boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, generally from August to early November, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. After lunch at your lodge, set out on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. As the sun sets, savor SUNDOWNER DRINKS and watch a [LF] TRADITIONAL MAASAI DANCE PERFORMANCE. Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerNOTE: The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.
MAASAI MARA. Rise early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE. Be sure to watch for elephant, rhino, giraffe, topi, hyena, and much more. Afterward, a special [LF] BUSH BREAKFAST has been arranged for you. Sip on a mimosa as you savor every moment of the memorable experience! Return to your camp and relax prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
MAASAI MARA. Further explore this magical place during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES each day. Watch for elephant, rhino, topi, cheetah, and much more. Between game drives, take advantage of leisure time to relax. (B,L,D daily)
MAASAI MARA. Further explore this magical place during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES each day. Watch for elephant, rhino, topi, cheetah, and much more. Between game drives, take advantage of leisure time to relax. (B,L,D daily)
MAASAI MARA–NAIROBI–DEPARTURE. This morning, fly back to Nairobi, where your tour ends. We have reserved a day room at the Ole Sereni Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5 pm. Breakfast and Dinner

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Kenya: A Classic Safari with Nairobi & Maasai Mara

18 Jun 2019 -29 Jun 2019

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Price Details US

Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $1,456. Required intra-vacation air segments are: Cape Town/Hoedspruit; Hoedspruit/Johannesburg; Johannesburg/Victoria Falls; Chobe National Park/Johannesburg (in lieu of Victoria Falls/Johannesburg). Air prices were effective on July 11, 2018 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$1,290 to $1,545

Triple rooms are not available.

Extra Nights per person in Cape Town:
January-March & September-December: in single room $271; in twin room $157
April-August: in single room $192; in twin room $109

Extra Nights per person in Johannesburg:
in single room $261; in twin room $150

2020 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in July 2019.

Transportation

  • Motorcoach in Cape Town
  • Johannesburg & Victoria Falls; open-air
  • 4-wheel drive safari vehicle carrying a maximum of nine passengers in Makalali Private Game Reserve and Chobe National Park; boat cruise in Chobe National Park

Tour Promotion

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  • Book Start Date : 07-02-2018
  • Book End Date : 28-04-2020
  • Travel Start Date : 01-01-2020
  • Travel End Date : 31-12-2020

Tour Director

MWENDA NDUNGUQ, ANDREW Escorting tours for more than 19 years

Join me as we embark on a journey through this unique country. From the bustle of Nairobi to the wilderness and bush of our national parks and reserves, there are many reasons why Kenya is one of the most popular destinations in Africa. I am honored to have the opportunity to share with you my passion about Kenya, and I'm delighted to guide you through such a spectacular destination!

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