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African safari ,African Safaris, Tanzania safaris, Kenya Safaris, South Africa safaris, Victoria falls Safaris, Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Nairobi, Livingstone, Chobe, Cape Town Trip

This African safari package is designed to offer the very best safari experience in East and Southern Africa Safaris. Starting with the game parks in Kenya and Tanzania, this trip offers unparalleled game viewing, with evening relaxation in the region’s top quality hotels and game lodges. Private 4×4 game viewing vehicles with experienced guides will take you on several drives each day, searching out lion, elephant, giraffe, and the full profusion of wildlife.

Internal flight transfers cut down on long van rides and provide a bird’s eye view of the amazing country below. Three days of game viewing in Masai Mara, known as one of the top game parks in the world. Cross the border into Serengeti for more game viewing and a visit into the fabled Ngorongoro Crater. Then fly south to Victoria Falls via Lusaka. Enjoy a tour of the falls, plus an evening cruise on the great Zambezi river.

Optional extras include helicopter and ultralight rides, class 5 whitewater rafting, bungee, zip line, and many more. Drive to Chobe National Park in Botswana, famous for the world’s largest elephants. Finally, fly south to Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Nestled between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean and famous for its beaches, this is a cosmopolitan city with superb cuisine and world class vineyards only an hour’s drive away. Optional activities include scuba diving to see great white sharks, or a visit to the Robben Island museum where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.

Soak up the friendly attitude and shop for diamonds in the quaint downtown. A superb end to our most complete tour of Africa.NOTE: Due to capacity constraints in Botswana, there is a 10% non-refundable booking. This booking fee is paid to the lodges directly to secure reservations. This will be paid upon confirmation of your booking. Trip Options

All of our itineraries may be customized as you wish, add extra days, change a hotel, see different sights. Contact one of our expert consultants for your free, no-obligation vacation plan.


Day 1 Nairobi

Nairobi is the least expensive arrival city for flights with a full range of hotels and local attractions. Dubbed the “Safari Capital of the World” cool, clear and cosmopolitan Nairobi is the natural departure point for most safari itineraries. A city of contrasts, it is simultaneously the largest, the youngest, the most modern, the highest (1700m) and the fastest growing city in East Africa safaris .

In the event of serious illness, Flying Doctors will cover the cost of emergency air evacuation service needed to fly back to Nairobi, Kenya for treatment. Excludes coverage for medical treatment.

Gosheni Adventures donates a portion of proceeds to our charitable initiative info@gosheniadventures.com which supports education-based initiatives in disadvantaged communities.

The Nairobi Serena Hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, excelling in quality, service, and comfort beyond expectations. Its vibrant tropical gardens and skyline offer a range of views from its 184 rooms and suites, each decked with pan-African themed influences. Two stylish restaurants, offer both a la carte and/or buffet, and serve an international selection of fine cuisine amidst mesmerizing settings.

Take advantage of the local attractions and, following a demanding full day, relax in the hands of an expert masseuse at the Maisha Serena Health Club. Gym, spa & pool at the hotel


Day 2 Masai Mara

Masai Mara is the northernmost portion of the larger Serengeti ecosystem and features the best game viewing in the region. The small size funnels animals into a tight space, and park rules allow for off-road driving which means that guests can venture into plains covered with hundreds or even thousands of animals. Take an optional hot air balloon ride over the plains, with the opportunity for amazing pictures of the animal herds below.

This morning you’ll meet up with your guide and head off to the Masai Mara. The drive will be about 5 to 6 hours.

This afternoon’s game viewing will be exciting as you are searching for game with your private guide and driver. The leopard is difficult to see as it moves fast and is very shy. If you’re lucky there is a good chance to spot them around waterholes or up in a tree after a hot long day.

Overnight at Mara Serena Lodge.

Day 3 Masai Mara

Masai Mara is named after the traditional inhabitants (Maasai) and the Mara River. At some point during your stay in the Mara, you’ll drive by the river which is a great place to spot wildlife. This area is a photographer’s delight where with any luck you’ll be able to take amazing pictures of the hippos and elephants in the water.On today‘s afternoon game drive the choice is up to you, search for the big 5 or expand your horizons to discover something different. Masai Mara not only has a rich mix of animal population, it also has an incredible array of bird life with almost 450 different species.

Overnight at Mara Serena Lodge.

Day 4 Masai Mara

Today you’ll set out early on your morning game drive with your private guide and vehicle. The Mara is most famous for its exceptional population of game and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle and the wildebeest from the Serengeti every year from July to October.

This afternoon you’ll meet up with your guide and head out on your game drive. Mara is one of the few places you could spot the rare rhino. Stay alert as you track these elusive lumbering giants.

Overnight at Mara Serena Lodge.

Day 5 Serengeti

Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, the Serengeti is massive in size, 14,763 sq km (5,700 sq miles). Famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers the most diverse game-viewing in Africa.

Your guide will drive you from Masai Mara to Serengeti. This full day commute includes some game drives through the park. This excursion will include a multi-hour drive across highway and bumpy patches of road to the border. You will enter Tanzania today. A box lunch near Lake Victoria will be provided, with an option to visit a local fishing village, or simply drive straight to the border.

NOTE: Be aware that for portions of this LONG drive, the road will be rough and unfinished, though most is now newly paved. This total drive to Serengeti will take approximately 6-9 hours depending on game drives and any breaks taken.

Today you will switch between your Kenyan and Tanzanian guide, crossing the border and continuing your safari. You will also be switching vehicles. Visas can be purchased for US cash (no bills older than 2006 due to local counterfeiting safeguards). Please be sure to have your Yellow Fever certificate handy.

Kenya/Tanzania border crossing. Continue on to Serengeti with your private guide. Once you have entered the park, enjoy game viewing on your way to your lodge.

Mbalageti Serengeti features 24 luxury tented chalets on the slopes of the rising Mwamweni hill and 14 lodge style standard rooms. Each tent is equipped with all the utilities of home, such as an en suite bathroom and a verandah with a stunning view that some people don’t even see in a lifetime. Dining takes place both in the bush, privately or with small groups, or in the dining tent, where local and continental cuisine forge new roots. English tea is served in the gardens with pastries and the like. Activities range from alone time in the loft reading books or a relaxing float in the tranquility pool, with the Serengeti plains as the backdrop.

Overnight at Serengeti Wildlife Lodge .

Day 6 Serengeti

Head out into the park early in the morning as animals are more active in the early morning and afternoon. Tanzania’s oldest and most renowned national park, the Serengeti offers the most expansive game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. Explore this amazing park with the help of your expert guide.

Spend today searching out Impala, one of Africa’s most beautiful and graceful animals. Previously thought to be part of the gazelle tribe, Impalas have been found to be so different that they are now classified as their own sub-family status. When frightened or startled the whole impala herd starts randomly leaping to confuse their predator. They can jump distances more than 10 meters (33 ft) and 3 meters (9 ft) high. Leopards, cheetah, lions and wild dogs prey on impala. Impala can reach running speeds of approximately 50 to 55 mph (80 to 90 km/h) to escape its predators. See if you can track these incredible animals!

Overnight at Serengeti wildlife Lodge

Day 7 Ngorongoro

“The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World’. A massive extinct volcano, the sheet walls drop thousands of feet to a “Noah’s Ark” of animals on the verdant floor below. Large herds of zebra, buffalo, antelope and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist.

This morning you will depart from the Serengeti on your way to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. For the first part of the drive you’ll be doing some game viewing as you leave the Serengeti. This drive usually takes between 5 and 6 hours but can take longer during the rainy season.

The Olduvai Gorge or Oldupai Gorge is commonly referred to as “The Cradle of Mankind.” It is a steep-sided ravine in the Great Rift Valley, which stretches along eastern Africa. Olduvai is in the eastern Serengeti Plains in northern Tanzania and is about 30 miles (48 km) long. The gorge is named after the Maasai word for the wild sisal plant Sansevieria ehrenbergii, commonly called Oldupai.

Seated on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, the Ngorongoro wildlife Lodge faces this unique biodiversity-rich area head on. Dining combines international & Pan-African fare, often served in the bush where barbeque cuisine is a delight. Take part in game drives and hikes around the rich Ngorongoro Crater, full of life and discoveries. Serena Lodge is situated to provide one of the world’s most spectacular panoramic views of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.

Day 8 Ngorongoro

After breakfast from your lodge, your driver will lead you to the Crater.

Descend into the Ngorongoro caldera to view the wildlife on the crater floor. The crater is roughly 20 km/12 mi wide and 600 m/2,000 ft deep, once you’ve reached the top of the caldera it takes about 45 minutes to descend to the crater floor. The floor is home to a rich and highly concentrated wildlife. Some 20,000 mammals of size live there, including about 20 black rhinoceros, making the crater the best place in Tanzania to see the rhino. The crater floor also has one of the highest carnivore densities in the world. Lions, cheetahs, hyenas and jackals are commonly seen, while leopards, servals and bat-eared foxes may be seen with some good luck. You’ll spend most of the day in the crater.

Overnight at Endoro Lodge

Day 9 Nairobi

From Ngorongoro, your guide will drive you to Arusha. This drive will take approximately 2.5 hours.Stop for lunch at the Arusha Hotel in this tourism capital of Tanzania. Shop the local souvenir market.

Take your flight from Arusha (ARK) to Nairobi (Wilson) today. The flight duration is approximately 2hrs.

You will receive a private airport transfer to/from the airport.

The Nairobi Serena Hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, excelling in quality, service, and comfort beyond expectations. Its vibrant tropical gardens and skyline offer a range of views from its 184 rooms and suites, each decked with pan-African themed influences. Two stylish restaurants, offer both a la carte and/or buffet, and serve an international selection of fine cuisine amidst mesmerizing settings. Take advantage of the local attractions and, following a demanding full day, relax in the hands of an expert masseuse at the Maisha Serena Health Club. Gym, spa & pool at the hotel.

Overnight at Serena.

Day 10 Livingstone

Victoria Falls, the world’s largest falls cascade across a sheer rock face over 1km wide, mere meters away from visitors. The falls form the border between Livingstone (Zambia) and Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe). Livingstone features fine hotels and a broad array of adrenaline activities from ultra light and helicopter flights, white water rafting, river cruises, bungee, elephant-back safaris, and much more – it is a great spot to visit. Flight connections are limited to Lusaka.

You will receive a private airport transfer to/from the airport.

Take your flight from Nairobi to Lusaka airport (Zambia) today. The flight duration is approximately 2hrs 30mins. Please note: if you are continuing to Livingston (Vic Falls) the connecting flight is with another airline on a separate ticket. The connection is very tight. It you have any questions speak to your travel consultants about this connection.

Upon arrival into Lusaka, you will be met on arrival after customs by Gosheni representative that will help you transfer to your next destination and welcome you to Zambia.

Upon arrival you will receive all of your necessary documents for your trip which contains a detailed personalized itinerary, maps, restaurant suggestions, Top Tips for exploring each city or region and a 24 hour concierge service (for restaurant reservations, spa treatments, child minders, day tours etc).

Take your flight from Lusaka to Livingstone today. The flight duration is approximately 1 hr.

Airport transfer with private vehicle.

You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the Royal Landing to meet the African Queen. She gracefully meanders slowly upstream along the length of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in search of a number of animals and a host of bird species which can be viewed from comfortable chairs on the cool wooden decks. Excellent hot and cold food is served on board and the bar is well stocked with spirits, good wines, beers and soft drinks. All food and drink is included in the price and served throughout the cruise by professional, friendly waiters making the whole experience probably the most luxurious cruise on the Zambezi River. The duration of the cruise is about 2 hours and you can expect to be back at your hotel by 19h00. Children under 12 are half price, and children under 4 are free.

The Royal Livingstone is one of the most exquisite hotels in Zambia, set quietly on the edge of the Zambezi river belt and within walking distance of the Victoria Falls. With 173 rooms set in 17 colonial-style buildings, the century architecture of the hotel lends to its cool, refined atmosphere. Refreshing, with lounging areas and terraces overlooking the misty waters, the hotel is shielded with privacy by the indigenous trees and plants. One may take meals at High Tea in the lounge, in elegance, or dine comfortably on the veranda with a view of the gardens. Relax in one of the lounging areas of the hotel or test your limits with white water rafting along the river.

Overnight at The Royal Livingstone.

The Royal Livingstone and the Victoria Falls

Day 11 Livingstone

Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe. You’ll meet up with others in the lobby of the hotel and start out for your tour. A path along the edge of the forest provides the visitor who is prepared to brave the tremendous spray with an unparalleled series of views of the Falls. One special vantage point is across the Knife edge bridge, where visitors can have the finest view of the Eastern Cataract and the Main Falls as well as the Boiling Pot where the river turns and heads down the Batoka Gorge. Other vantage points include the Falls bridge and the Lookout Tree which commands a panoramic view across the Main Falls. Different times of the year will provide completely different experiences of the Falls region. Peak flood season is around March and April and the full power of the falls can be experienced in all its glory. As the floods abate the view of the falls gets better and better through the year, but at it’s lowest, around November and December the Falls become little rivulets running over the edge and in some places along the 1,7km width no water falls at all. You’ll have the afternoon free.

Sign up for optional activities at your hotel helicopter, ultra-light, Gypsy Moth flights, elephant-back or horseback safari, white-water rafting, bungee jumping, Chobe game park day trip, jet boat, cultural tours, and more.

Overnight at The Royal Livingstone.

Day 12 Chobe

Chobe National Park, in northwest Botswana, has one of the largest game concentrations in Africa continent. By size, this is the third largest park of the country, after the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Gemsbok National Park, and is the most diverse. As one of the largest reserves in Southern Africa, the game at Chobe is varied and plentiful. Most travellers experience the Chobe waterfront in the north west, and the main attraction is the vast herd s of elephant which frequent the river. This is the largest elephant population in the world, with numbers of 45 000 in the immediate Chobe vicinity. This north west corner is also renowned for excellent hippo and Nile crocodile sightings, and large herds of buffalo, zebra and wildebeest migrating towards Savute are often trailed by prides of lion. Over 450 species of bird have been recorded in the reserve. The Chobe River is the meeting point of the three countries: Botswana, Namibia and Zambia and boasts dramatic skies over the expansive river, with palms dotting the islands that make up the three different countries.

Transfer between Livingstone and Chobe lodges.

Game viewing in the Chobe National Park with your skilled guide. You’ll have a great chance to view the abundant elephant and other big game species up close.

Last Eden of Chobe, Muchenje is a magnificent lodge in a stunning location. Owner run, your genial hosts offer a truly relaxed, homely atmosphere, where nothing is too much trouble. Just 20 guests are accommodated in intimate exclusivity. Each thatched, stone built cottage has private, panoramic views of the Chobe river and Caprivi floodplain.

Overnight at Muchenje Safari Lodge.

Day 13 Chobe

A game cruise on the Chobe River is one of the finest game viewing experiences in Africa. With over 80 000 elephant in the park alone they are a very frequent sighting. Hippo, water birds, buffalo, crocodile and puku are also viewed from the river.

Game viewing in the Chobe National Park with your skilled guide. You’ll have a great chance to view the abundant elephant and other big game species up close.

Overnight at Muchenje Safari Lodge.

Day 14 Cape Town

Cape Town is the second most populous city in South Africa, famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, including such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Popular day activities include; Robben Island (Nelson Mandela’s prison), Cape Point, Stellenbosch winery tour, diamond buying shops, and great white shark diving.

Game viewing in the Chobe National Park with your skilled guide. You’ll have a great chance to view the abundant elephant and other big game species up close.

Travel today between Livingstone and Cape Town via Johannesburg. Travel time is approximately 2 hours.

Upon arrival into South Africa you will be met at the door of the plane and escorted through Customs and Immigration avoiding any queues. You will then be assisted to meet up with your domestic or charter flight.

The Cape Cadogan is a stately double-storeyed Georgian and Victorian building that dates back to the beginning of the 19th century. It was originally a farmhouse which was ‘Victorianised’ in 1912 and declared a national monument in 1984.

Overnight at Cape Cadogan .

Day 15 Cape Town

Today you will be met by your guide for an exploration of Cape Town, known affectionately as the Mother City. Your tour will take in the Houses of Parliament, the Castle (built between 1666 and 1679, this is South Africa’s oldest building), lively Greenmarket Square with its daily market, the Company Gardens and of course Table Mountain which will give you spectacular views over the city and Peninsula (cable car fee is not included as it is weather dependent). On our descent, we stop at the Bo Kaap, home to the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses. Your tour ends with drop-off at Cape Town International Airport.

Overnight at Cape Cadogan .

Day 16 Cape Town

Today we embark on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. We take in the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, before crossing over to Hout Bay, where you may choose to join an optional boat cruise to Seal Island. From here we drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, where you will board a funicular to the top of the Peninsula to witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans as well as have spectacular views over False Bay. We enjoy lunch near here (not included – own account) before continuing to Simonstown, the naval base, and visiting the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. En route back we stop at the world renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens before returning back to your hotel.

Overnight at Cape Cadogan .

Day 17 Cape Town

Sign up for optional activities scuba diving to see Great White sharks, visit to Robben Island to see Mandela’s prison, visit to local townships, and more.

Overnight at Cape Cadogan .

Day 18 Cape Town

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and your hotel.

Depart from Cape Town International Airport

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