Witness five of Africa’s most iconic destinations on your 14-day African safari for first-time visitors. You will have guided game drives through the Maasai Mara and panoramic views of Victoria Falls. Table Mountain will act as a backdrop to Cape Town’s history and culture while the Laikipia Plateau reveals diversity in the semi-arid plains. Your adventure in Kenya, South Africa, and Zambia will combine luxury, beauty, and wonder.
Nairobi – Overnight With Giraffe
From the street, you may spot a giraffe, and their necks may crane over a tree, which will be a surreal welcome after landing in Kenya’s capital city. You will weave into the trees, and there will be more endangered Rothschild giraffes in the hotel garden. Your suite will be tucked away with excellent panoramas from the first-floor window. Giraffes like to visit this suite, sometimes popping their heads through the window. These animal introductions showcase the Kenyan experience. There is so much wildlife that it is not confined to national parks. Even when not on a safari, there will be beautiful moments with Africa’s four-legged giants, and you know you are in Africa when giraffes are beside your hotel window.
Day 2 - 3
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy – Discovering the Safari Experience
Day 4 - 5
Maasai Mara – Wonders of the Maasai Mara Private Safari
Nairobi – Hot Air Ballooning Over the Mara
Victoria Falls – Experiences The Smoke That Thunders
Victoria Falls – Hippos and Rhinos, Adventures and Cruising
Cape Town – Gasping at Table Mountain
Cape Town – Robben Island and the Mother City
Day 11 - 13
Mala Mala Game Reserve – Intimate Big-Game Safari in the Kruger
Johannesburg – Departure
- Hot air balloon above the Maasai Mara grasslands with a patchwork of wildebeest herds roaming below
- Wander alongside Victoria Falls, experiencing its rumble and spray
- Track leopards and lions during nighttime game drives in Mala Mala
- Explore Table Mountain and the magnificent city of Cape Town
- Surround yourself with rhinos during a safari on Kenya’s Laikipia Plateau
- Enjoy exclusive safari experiences in the Maasai Mara, including game walks with Maasai warrior guides
- Cruise the Zambezi River at sunset and discover what it’s like to have hippos as neighbors
- Uncover the secrets to the Kruger during three days of luxurious South Africa safari
- Discover Mandela’s story at the UNESCO world heritage site of Robben Island and other historical destinations around Cape Town
- Indulge your wild side by going on safaris in private conservancies
On your first visit to Africa, there is always too much to fit into one trip as the continent is three times the size of the United States, and the safari destinations are scattered around the continent. Usually, the choice is South Africa, Kenya, Victoria Falls, or an extended big-game safari. This safari is handcrafted around the most convenient flight connections, so two weeks can incorporate safaris in both Kenya and South Africa along with two days at Victoria Falls. You will explore five of Africa’s most iconic destinations, including eight days deep in the safari wilderness. You stay in private conservancies where the wildlife encounters are more authentic and intimate, and you will enjoy so many of the once in a lifetime African activities, such as a hot air balloon ride above the Maasai Mara and walking with rhinos.
A new flight route has made Kenya to Victoria Falls to South Africa a realistic itinerary. Spend six nights in Kenya, two are in Nairobi where giraffes may peer through your hotel window, and two days on the Laikipia Plateau, which offers a compact and tranquil safari that is ideal for first encounters with the famous animals. You ease into the wilderness, discover what a safari is all about, and find escapism to complement your adventure. Then, you will fly to the Maasai Mara where abundance takes over, and wonder fills each hour. Hot air balloon at sunrise, walk the plains with Maasai warrior guides and be completely surrounded by wildebeest and zebra herds.
Fly from Nairobi directly to Victoria Falls and spend 48 hours around Mosi-oa-Tunya, which is also known as The Smoke That Thunders. Experience the spray, hear the waterfall growl, cruise the Zambezi at sunset, and find wild monkeys all around the camp. Two days is plenty to touch on all of the key experiences, including visiting Victoria Falls from both sides of the river. From here, you fly directly to Cape Town with Table Mountain being a majestic first impression. Indulge in city treats from historical attractions to cultural streets and contemporary restaurants. Then end in the Kruger with three days on an exclusive Mala Mala safari. You get closer, see more, and appreciate the fabulous contrast between a safari in East and South Africa. Read some Zicasso travelers’ Africa travel reviews to gain further inspiration for your own trip.
$5,945 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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