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Price Guide
12 Nights - £5,495pp

Flight Inclusive Price from UK

Tour Info
  • International flights from UK
  • Domestic flights
  • 3 night Masai Mara
  • 1 night Nairobi
  • 2 nights Victoria Falls
  • 2 nights Chobe National Park
  • 3 nights Cape Town
  • 1 night Cape Winelands
  • Full Board on safari
  • Game viewing activities
  • Based on 2019 - 20 Prices

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Africa Panorama

Masai Mara Safari

Masai Mara Safari

Elephants in Chobe National Park

Elephants in Chobe National Park

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Wildebeest Migration, Masai Mara

Wildebeest Migration, Masai Mara

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

Penguins on the Cape

Penguins on the Cape

 

African Panorama

This is one of our favourite African journeys - a superb introduction to Africa and one packed with natural wonders.

Begin with 3 nights on safari in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve one of the world's great safari destinations.

The large numbers of predators, the huge abundance of wildlife and the dramatic rolling plains make Kenya's Masai Mara one of the most popular and spectacular safari areas in the whole of Africa.

From the Masai Mara, fly via Nairobi south to Victoria Falls and spend 2 nights (or longer if you wish) to see one of the world's great natural wonders. You can choose to be based on the Zimbabwe or Zambia side - or indeed, do both.

It's just a short drive to Chobe National Park in neighbouring Botswana and here you'll have a safari in quite a contrast to the wide open plains of the Masai Mara.

Enjoy a jeep game safari in the park and cruise down the Zambezi in search of wildlife.

Your African panorama will culminate in the beautiful city of Cape Town with 3 nights in one of the world's most spectacularly situated cities.

The final night of your African journey will be in the Cape Winelands in a boutique hotel where you can enjoy great wine and cuisine.

As with all of our Africa holidays, this one can be adjusted to suit your interests and budget, so just let us know your preferences.

Inclusions

  • International flights from the UK
  • Safari flights in Kenya
  • All transfers on a private basis
  • Breakfast throughout
  • Full Board when on safari

Accommodation

  • 3 night Masai Mara National Park
  • 1 night Nairobi
  • 2 nights Victoria Falls
  • 2 nights Chobe National Park
  • 3 nights Cape Town
  • 1 night Cape Winelands

Excursions

  • Game viewing activities on safari

Day 1: UK to Nairobi

Overnight flight from UK to Nairobi.

Day 2: Masai Mara, Kenya

On arrival into Nairobi, you will be met and transferred to the domestic Wilson Airport for your flight to the Maasai Mara.

Your guide will meet you on arrival and drive you to your preferred camp in the Maasai Mara area.  

After lunch, enjoy game viewing activities.

Overnight Masai Mara. All meals and game activities included.

Days 3 - 4: Masai Mara, Kenya

After a light breakfast before sunrise, head out on a morning safari, returning around 9.30 for a full breakfast.

The rest of the mornings are free to relax before a safari activity in the afternoons. Return to the camp just after sunset.

Overnight Masai Mara. All meals and game activities included.

Day 5: Nairobi

After your morning game drive, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi.

On arrival in Nairobi you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel in Nairobi.

We suggest continuing the safari experience with a night at the Nairobi Tented Camp in the Nairobi National Park.

Alternatively a night at Giraffe Manor would also be a great experience to continue your safari journey.

Overnight Nairobi. Meal basis according to choice.

Days 6: Nairobi - Victoria Falls

This morning you'll transfer to the airport for your early morning flight direct to Victoria Falls.

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

In the afternoon you are free to visit the Falls of your own accord. There is generally no need for a guide, as viewing the Falls is easily done independently.

Overnight Victoria Falls. Meal basis according to choice.

Day 7: Victoria Falls

Enjoy the day at Victoria Falls.

You can add on morning or afternoon game drive in the Zambezi National Park, a river safaris, a guided walking safari or a guided tour of the Falls.

Overnight Victoria Falls. Meal basis according to choice.

Days 8: Victoria Falls - Chobe National Park

Today you will be driven across the border into Botswana and on to your chosen accommodation in the Chobe National Park.

Here you have morning and evening game drives included as well as a river safari on the Zambezi River.

Overnight Chobe National Park. Meal basis according to choice.

Days 9: Chobe National Park

Enjoy morning and evening game drives in the Chobe National Park.

Overnight Chobe National Park. Meal basis according to choice.

Days 10: Chobe National Park - Cape Town

This morning you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Cape Town where you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight Cape Town. Meal basis according to choice.

Days 11 - 12: Cape Town

Enjoy the days at leisure to explore Cape Town. As well as exploring the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and Cape Town's other attractions, there are some great day trips to consider, including Chapman's Peak, Table Mountain, Robben Island or a morning cruise.

Overnights Cape Town. Meal basis according to choice.

Days 13: Cape Winelands

Today you'll be transferred to the Cape Winelands for your final night of your African journey. Here you can choose from some outstanding boutique hotels, enjoy superb wine and enjoy some of the finest food in South Africa - a great way to end your African journey.

Overnight Cape Winelands. Meal basis according to choice.

Day 14: Return to the UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Day 15: Arrive in UK

Arrive back in the UK.

What Camps & Lodges do you use?

We're careful with our choice of safari camps and lodges in Kenya and Botswana but luckily there is plenty of quality choice.

Your Kenya safari accommodation options include boutique, luxury safari camps, eco-camps, permanent tented camps and mobile or adventure camps.

Safari Lodges in Kenya are generally something akin to a mid-range hotel room, with similar facilities. Many have swimming pools.

Kenya's boutique lodges and camps can be very stylish and smart in terms of design and decor, often with very spacious rooms. Some feature private plunge pools.

Safari Camps in Kenya normally consists of heavy canvas luxury tents with fixed roofs and en-suite facilities with shower and flush toilets.

Eco-camps and smaller tented camps also have insect-proof tents, with beds, bedding, en-suite bathrooms and safari showers.

The atmosphere is usually very convivial with communal dining and camp fires in the evening. The focus is on the wildlife viewing.

Camps often have 'safari showers' which are private cubicles in the tents. Water is heated by the staff who will then let you know your shower is ready and fill your bucket. You control the flow of water.

Adventure camps are much more basic, with smaller, mobile dome-tents with mattresses on the floor. There is no en-suite. It's akin to summer camping in the UK. You'll need your own sleeping bags and towels. There is some degree of 'roughing it' with the camping but otherwise the safari facilities are the same - so it's a great way to save if you're happy campers!

In the Chobe National Park, the choice is much more hotel and lodge-style with some excellent options by the Chobe River.

In Victoria Falls you can choose to stay in hotel-style accommodation around Victoria Falls town or you could stay in a lodge by the Zambezi River - on the Zimbabwe or the Zambia side - there are plenty of options.

What about taking bags on Safari Flights?

On this journey you will take safari flights in small aircraft (usually a Grand Caravan or similar) to the Masai Mara.

Luggage should be kept to a minimum, especially if you will be travelling via light aircraft.

In East Africa the limit is typically 15 kg per person. This should be in soft bags as opposed to hard suit cases in order to fit in the baggage compartment on small aircraft.

On road safaris the weight and size allowance is not as important but you should still try to bring as little as possible.

What Clothing is Suitable on Safari?

For game viewing it's best to wear grey, brown, khaki or green coloured clothing so the wildlife is not alerted to your presence.

Camouflage clothing is not permitted in some countries so bear that in mind.

A complimentary laundry service is offered at many camps and lodges so bear that in mind when deciding what to take with you.

We have a more detailed 'packing suggestions' in our Travel Essentials sections.

What are the Safari Vehicles like?

Various types of game drives vehicles are used for safaris in Kenya and Botswana, depending on the kind of trip you have booked.

Game drives may be shared with other guests, typically up to a maximum of 6 per vehicle. There may be the option to upgrade to a private vehicle.

If you are booking a road safari in Kenya you can choose between a 6 seater safari minivan or a closed-sided 4×4 vehicle – both have pop-up roofs giving passengers great photo opportunities.

We always recommend a 4×4 safari vehicle for a Kenya safari.

What is a Typical Day on Safari?

Each camp and lodge varies with its exact schedule, but generally safaris follow a typical pattern with two main activities each day.

Activities are mainly game drives and guided walks, but in some locations can include game viewing from a river.

The morning may begin with a hot drink and light snack before the first drive / activity which starts at or just after sunrise.

There are great opportunities to see wildlife at this time since it is still fairly cool and animals are most active.

The morning activity usually ends by late morning with guests returning to the camp for breakfast or brunch.

There's usually time just to relax during midday when the animals are inactive and seeking shelter in the shade.

The second main activity will follow afternoon tea in the late afternoon and perhaps end at a scenic point to view the sunset.

Some camps offer night drives after this. You'll return to the camp or lodge for drinks and dinner afterwards.

What's the Food Like on Safari?

The food available at most camps and lodges is of good quality and with an international style.

Breakfasts include cereals, fruit, cold meats, eggs, bacon, sausages etc and fresh bread.

Lunches and dinners may include soups, salads, cold meats, pasta, meat & fish dishes and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Larger lodges tend to offer a buffet selection. Smaller camps have a more personal service with guests dining together communally.

Some properties can offer bush breakfasts, picnic lunches and dinners for an experience of dining in the wild.

Bottled water is always available.

Do we Need to Tip?

Tipping at the safari camps is entirely at your discretion but as a guideline if you wish to give a gratuity then most guests give a tip on the last day in each camp equating to around US$5 to $10 per guest per full day to the Driver-Guide (who will share this with the spotter if they are a 2 person crew).

In addition, around US$5 to $10 per guest per night into the staff tip box for the rest of the staff is usually appropriate.

How long have you been organising holidays to Africa?

We've been organising tailor made holidays to Africa since 2008.

We use very reliable local partners in each destination which helps to make a journey such as this one as seamless as possible.

We keep up to date with developments in East and Southern Africa with regular visits and through our local contacts.

Which Airlines do you use?

We work with all the major airlines flying to East and South Africa.

For this particular Africa Panorama journey, Kenya Airways and British Airways are the usual options.

Emirates, Qatar Airways, KLM and Air France are other airline options we will often also consider.

The flights from Nairobi to Victoria Falls and on to Cape Town are usually done with Kenya Airways as these are direct flights.

If you have a preferred airline, just let us know - everything is flexible!

Which Hotels and Safari Lodges do you use?

We're careful with our choice of accommodation, but we're guided by our customers also. If you have some preferred hotels or lodges, just let us know.

We specialise in boutique & luxury hotels and so we will often suggest some of our favourite smaller hotels, camps and lodges where we think these will be suitable.

There are some fantastic safari lodges in the Masai Mara, Chobe and Victoria Falls and we will suggest those we think best suit your budget and aspirations.

When is the best time to do this journey?

February is a great month for this trip as conditions should be ideal in the Masai Mara, Victoria Falls should be in full flow after the rains, Chobe is good at this time and Cape Town should be warm and dry in the South African summer.

It's a trip that can certainly be a success at other times of year however.

The high season for Kenya safaris is between July and October which offers hot, dry weather ideal for wildlife watching.

July and August is also a very good time to view Victoria Falls as the water levels are lower, with less spray, making visibility of the Falls better. The wildlife viewing in Chobe is also great at this time of year. It's winter in Cape Town though so it will be cooler there.

Do I need visas for these destinations?

A visa is required for travel to Kenya for UK passport holders. They are available at the airport on arrival in Nairobi or in advance from the UK (which saves queuing at the airport).

A visa for Zimbabwe is available on arrival and no visas are required for Botswana or South Africa.

Please double check before travel however as visa requirements are subject to change at any time.

Do you offer other multi-centre Africa Holidays?

Yes - all of our holidays are tailor made and we can put together all kinds of holiday combinations for you.

For a wonderful safari and beach holiday we frequently combine South Africa and Mauritius. Kenya can also be combined with Zanzibar or the Seychelles.

A Kenya, Victoria Falls and Botswana trip can also easily be combined with a beach add on to Mozambique.

Let us know your interests and we can come up with some different options for you if this itinerary isn't quite suitable.

Masai Mara Accommodation - Superior:

Ilkeliani Camp

Nairobi Accommodation - Superior:

Nairobi Tented Camp

Victoria Falls Accommodation - Superior:

The Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Chobe National Park Accommodation - Superior:

Chobe Game Lodge

Cape Town Accommodation - Superior:

Four Rosmead

Cape Heritage

Cape Winelands Accommodation - Superior:

Summerwood Guesthouse

Maison Chablis

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Prices will vary according to choice of hotel and seasonal airfare and hotel surcharges. Please ask us for any current special offers.

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