African Safari Extravaganza

Celebrate a milestone on this epic 4-week journey which begins in beautiful Cape Town, where you’ll board the incomparably romantic Rovos Rail. Your luxury train traverses five countries: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania, taking in Victoria Falls en route. View Mount Kilimanjaro as you travel to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, styled like a French baroque chateau yet set amid unmistakably African surroundings. Explore the Serengeti from Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge, which offers unrivalled luxury on the northern plains before getting away from it all at Ras Kutani, a slice of paradise on the deserted shores of Zanzibar on the Indian Ocean.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

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28 days/27 nights
Train/Lodges/Hotels/Resort
Departs ex Cape Town

Highlights:

  • Three days to explore fabulous Cape Town and its attractions
  • An epic rail journey aboard an Edwardian train taking in five countries
  • A classic safari adventure in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park
  • A peaceful beachfront retreat to cap off your lifetime adventure
  • Charming, character-filled luxury accommodation throughout your travels

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African Safari Extravaganza

28 days/27 nights

Train/Lodges/Hotels/Resort

Days 1-3

South Africa, Cape Town
This safari of a lifetime begins in stunning Cape Town, where you can scale Table Mountain, visit Cape Point or quaff fine wines in the picturesque Cape Winelands. Your base is The Silo, a cutting-edge design hotel with distinctive multi-faceted windows overlooking the vibrant V&A Waterfront. B (Day 2 and 3)

Days 4-18

Rail Journey, Cape Town to Dar es Salaam
Traverse an incredible 6,100km aboard a beautifully restored Victorian train. Highlights on this 14-night Rovos Rail journey including the diamond town of Kimberley, the wild Madikwe Game Reserve, the magnificent Victoria Falls and Zambia’s dramatic Muchinga Escarpment. Disembark in Dar es Salaam for overnight. BLD

Day 19

Tanzania, Arusha
Fly from the coast to Arusha, at the base of Mount Meru, where you stay at the charming Arusha Coffee Lodge, set amid lush coffee plantations. Follow the journey from bean to cup on a tour of the property, before retiring to your lavish room. B

Days 20/21

Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater
Drive up to the rim of the largest intact volcanic caldera on Earth, where the opulent Ngorongoro Crater Lodge awaits. Rewarding game drives across the crater floor and bush banquets can be enjoyed during your stay. BLD

Days 22-25

Tanzania, Serengeti National Park
A light aircraft whisks you from the Ngorongoro Crater to the wide, open savannas of the Serengeti. The sensational Lemala Kuria Hills lodge nestles attractively amongst boulders, and offers access to some of the most game-rich pockets of the northern Serengeti. BLD

Days 26/27

Tanzania, Dar es Salaam
Leave the plains behind, as you wing your way back to Dar, transferring on arrival to Ras Kutani, a slice of paradise just 25km south of the city. Seemingly endless white sands and sultry Indian Ocean waters are at the doorstep of this beachfront retreat, which offers spa treatments, watersports and seasonal turtle hatching. BLD

Day 28

Tour ends Dar es Salaam airport
Your safari extravaganza concludes after breakfast with a transfer to the airport. B

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South Africa Overview

Why travel to South Africa: Described as “a world in one country” South Africa is more than just a safari destination. The wildlife of Kruger and the many private reserves throughout the country are complemented by South Africa’s fascinating history and diverse cultures, the beautiful coastline and majestic landscapes of the Cape.

When is the best time to view animals in South Africa? Gameviewing is best during the dry season (May-Oct); however the summer months are good for general touring and sightseeing.

What is the culture of South Africa? Many different cultures including Zulu, Swazi, Xhosa, Indian, Cape Malay and European. A unique cuisine, as well as distinct music and dance. Elegant Cape Dutch architecture.

What is the climate in South Africa? The inland plateau has a temperate climate (17°-30°C), whilst the coast is subtropical and more humid (22°-30°C). The seasons are the same as Australia, however most of the rain falls in summer. Winters are dry and sunny, but nights can be very cold. The Western Cape is the exception, with a “Mediterranean” climate – cool, wet winters and warm dry summers (17°-24°C).

What can I combine South Africa with?South Africa is easily combined with neighbouring Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia or the nearby tropical island of Mauritius. Johannesburg is a very popular gateway to most of southern and eastern Africa.

How to get to South Africa?Many major airlines including South African Airways, Qantas, Etihad, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qatar, Singapore Airways and British Airways fly into Johannesburg. There are also many regional airlines such as Air Botswana, and domestic carriers that service local cities such as Cape Town and the Kruger National Park area.

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