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Victoria Falls & East Africa Adventure

(18 days, Johannesburg - Johannesburg, 2014)
Victoria Falls and East Africa Adventure
This 18 day tour takes you to some of Kenya and Tanzania’s most famed locations including two of the world’s most famous landmarks, Victoria Falls and Ngorongoro Crater.

Your 18 day tour begins in the vibrant South African city of Johannesburg before travelling to Livingstone in Zambia to experience the powerful and spectacular Victoria Falls. You will then spend a day game driving through Chobe National Park, before flying back to Johannesburg and travelling onto Kenya’s thriving capital, Nairobi. From Nairobi you will head across to Tanzania, a country of incredible wildlife, inspiring landscapes and a rich, diverse culture. Your Tanzanian adventure will take you to Lake Manyara National Park, which is a haven for lions, elephants and large troops of baboons.  Then visit the world famous Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive through the crater, which reputedly contains the largest number of predators in Africa.

It is then back to Kenya for a visit to the Amboseli National Park, located beneath the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. You will experience an incredible game drive through the reserve before visiting a traditional Masai Village and learning first-hand about their culture. Continuing through Kenya, you will visit Mount Kenya National Park and Lake National Park, home to large flocks of pelicans and pink flamingos. Finally, you will discover the Masai Mara National Reserve on a game drive through the home of Kenya’s largest population of lions, and, depending on the time of year you are travelling, you may witness the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth, the Great Migration. You final destination is back to Nairobi to celebrate this incredible African tour.

17 night land tour • including 3 nights in Tanzania & 8 nights in Kenya

Scenic Tours Ultimate Inclusions

  • ‘Must-see’ attractions
  • Exhilarating game drives through Tanzania and Kenya
  • Authentic cultural experiences
  • Three night stay at the Royal Livingstone Hotel located on the Zambezi River
  • Two night stay at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge spectacularly located on the rim of the crater
  • Three night stay in the Masai Mara
  • Fully Escorted by experienced Scenic Tours Tour Director
  • Knowledgeable local guides
  • Private airport transfers
  • Scenic Enrich – allowing you to live the destination, not just travel through it
  • ALL TIPPING, PORTERAGE and GRATUITIES INCLUDED

Included Scenic Enrich

  • Gain an appreciation of traditional tribal life during your visit to a local village in Livingstone
  • In Ngorongoro, enjoy a traditional dance performance by a local tribe and exclusive talk by an expert naturalist on the local wildlife and native customs
  • Learn about the complex Maasai culture during your visit to a manyatta (village) in Amboseli National Park
  • In Lake Nakuru, meet the children at an orphanage setup by an Australian family to care for the local children and surrounding community
  • In the Masai Mara, enjoy the beautiful surrounds during your private bush breakfast

Included Scenic Dining

  • 41 superb meals including 1 Highlight Breakfast (HB), 16 Full Buffet Breakfasts (FB), 11 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD) and 12 Dinners (D)
  • Climb on board the Livingstone Express for an unforgettable evening of high class dining while enjoying a classic steam train journey through the Zambian countryside

Included Scenic Special Stays

  • Every detail of the 5-star Royal Livingstone Hotel will immerse you in the style and romance of a bygone era. With unique Zambezi River frontage, there’s no better place to contemplate the majesty of Victoria Falls
  • Perched on the rim of the collapsed Volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater, the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge enjoys magnificent views of the crater floor, home to vast herds of wild animals and big game

Included Scenic Highlights

  • Explore the historic township of Livingstone
  • Take a guided walking tour to spectacular Victoria Falls
  • Take a game viewing river cruise and game drive in Chobe National Park, Botswana
  • Enjoy sundowners during your sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Learn about the unique and different cultures and traditions found in Kenya and Tanzania
  • Experience the sun rise over the rim at Ngorongoro Crater
  • Enjoy 4WD game drives in the stunning Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania
  • Three night stay in the Masai Mara
  • Experience exhilarating 4WD game drives through Kenya’s greatest national game parks and reserves - Amboseli, Aberdare, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Masai Mara during your included flight from the Mara to Nairobi
Day 1: Johannesburg
Welcome to Johannesburg (flight not included). On arrival at Johannesburg* airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight meet your Tour Director for a pre-tour briefing.
Overnight Stay: Johannesburg
Day 2: Johannesburg - Livingstone (FB,HD)
Depart the hotel this morning for your transfer to the airport for your flight (flight not included) to Livingstone, Zambia. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel which is located a short stroll from Victoria Falls, on the banks of the magnificent Zambezi River. This afternoon see the powerful and majestic falls at close range during your Included tour of the Zambian side of one of the seven Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls.Tonight climb aboard the historic Livingstone Express steam train for an Included traverse of Mosi-oa-Tunya Game Park, accompanied by a five course meal on board while the sun sets.
Three Night Special Stay: Livingstone
Day 3: Chobe National Park (FB,L)
Included today is a day trip to Chobe National Park in neighbouring Botswana. On arrival there is an Included cruise on the Chobe River, home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa, as well as buffalo, hippo and teaming birdlife. Lunch is Included before an afternoon game drive along the Chobe River banks.
Day 4: Livingstone (FB)
Today enjoy your Included SCENIC ENRICH visit to a local village to gain an appreciation of traditional tribal life.You will also explore the quaint town of Livingstone which is rich in scenery and heritage, and visit the Livingstone Museum. This afternoon explore this historic town further at your own pace or simply relax and enjoy the facilities of your luxury hotel before boarding your vessel for an Included sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Enjoy sundowners as you absorb this stunning setting from a most unique vantagepoint.
Day 5: Livingstone - Johannesburg (FB,D)
Transfer to the airport for your flight (flight not included) to Johannesburg, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight Stay: Johannesburg

Today, an opportunity to take a magnificent helicopter flight over Victoria Falls (own expense).

Day 6: Johannesburg - Nairobi (FB,D)
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight (flight not included) to Nairobi, the thriving capital city of Kenya. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel.
Overnight Stay: Nairobi
Day 7: Nairobi - Tarangire National Park (FB,L,D)
Following breakfast leave the bustling city of Nairobi behind and travel to the Namanga border and enter Tanzania, home to interesting wildlife, inspiring landscapes and a rich, diverse culture. Continue your journey to Tarangire National Park, situated between Lake Manyara and the sheer rock walls of the Rift Valley escarpment. The Park is home to an amazing variety of birds and animals and its lush green jungle habitat is of stark contrast to other parks in Tanzania.
Overnight Stay: Tarangire National Park
Day 8: Tarangire Sopa Lodge - Ngorongoro Crater (FB,L,D)
Enjoy an Included early morning game drive through this beautiful and incredibly diverse park, which is well known for its lions, elephants and large troops of baboons. Travel to the world famous, Ngorongoro Crater, often called “Africa’s Eden” and the 8th Natural Wonder of the World. Our lodge is spectacularly located on the rim of the ancient crater, affording breathtaking views. This evening enjoy your Included SCENIC ENRICH traditional danceperformance by a local tribe performed in the grounds of the Sopa Lodge.
Two Night Special Stay: Ngorongoro Crater
Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater (FB,L,D)
Don’t miss the chance to rise early this morning and witness a spectacular sunrise over the crater. Following breakfast, enjoy an Included game drive through Ngorongoro Crater, reputed to contain the largest number of predators in Africa, due to the vast numbers of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle.
Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater - Amboseli National Park (FB,L,D)
After breakfast, continue your journey via Arusha and travel north into Kenya to Amboseli National Park, located beneath the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Late this afternoon, en route to your lodge enjoy an Included game drive through the national reserve with its wide, dry plains and where the horizons stretch into the furthest distance and become one with the sky.
Two Night Stay: Amboseli National Park
Day 11: Amboseli National Park (FB,L,D)
The snow clad peak of Mount Kilimanjaro soars above you as you enjoy an Included game drive through the savannah and acacia scrub of the Amboseli National Park. Heading deep into the park you will encounter large concentrations of elephants, birdlife such as grey heron, stork and Egyptian goose and other wildlife, which are drawn to this area due to a series of large, lush swamplands. Enjoy your Included SCENIC ENRICH visit to a traditional Maasai village where you will learn first hand about this complex culture. The Maasai culture is a truly independent and proud culture and undoubtedly one of the most famous traditional cultures on earth. Maasai are semi-nomadic farmers and have resisted the urging of governments to adopt a more sedentary lifestyle. The Maasai live in harmony with most wild animals and have an aversion to eating game. As a result, Maasai land has East Africa’s finest game. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE choose from: (1) a nature walk accompanied by the lodge’s resident nature expert; or (2) a soothing massage.
Day 12: Amboseli - Aberdare National Park (FB,L,D)
Nairobi’s famous Safari Park is your Included lunch destination today, followed by a drive to Mount Kenya National Park, home to the imposing, extinct volcano, Mount Kenya which dominates the landscape of the Kenyan Highlands. This World Heritage listed National Park includes a variety of habitats ranging from higher forest, bamboo, alpine moorlands, glaciers, tarns and glacial moraines. This evening enjoy game viewing from the comfort of your lodge which overlooks a waterhole and salt lick that attracts numerous herds of elephant and buffalo.
Overnight Stay: Aberdare National Park
Day 13: Aberdare National Park - Lake Nakuru National Park (FB,L,D)
Continue your African journey to Lake Nakuru, set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland and home to large flocks of pelicans and pink flamingos, and other wildlife. Enjoy your Included SCENIC ENRICH visit to the Nakuru Baby Orphanage Centre, established by an Australian family who have sold their home to care for the local children and the surrounding community. Enjoy lunch with the children for a memorable experience. This afternoon enjoy your Included game drive en route to the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, which is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic vistas of the lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park.
Overnight Stay: Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 14: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara National Reserve (FB,L,D)
This morning continue to Masai Mara National Reserve, where a once in a lifetime experience awaits as you witness the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth – the Great Migration (seasonal). It has been recorded that the Masai Mara attracts 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 bird species, and during the annual migration over 1.5 million wildebeest. This afternoon enjoy an Included game drive through the Masai Mara which is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas.
Three Night Stay: Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 15: Masai Mara National Reserve (FB,L,D)
Enjoy Included morning and afternoon game drives through the Masai Mara which is situated in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grasslands and home to the largest population of lions in Kenya. Vast herds of zebra, impala, antelope and hippos populate the streams and lakes and the woodlands and savannah are home to leopard, lion, hyena and cheetah. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) an African cooking class; (2) or guided nature walk.

Opportunity to take a 1 hour Hot Air Balloon flight over the Masai Mara (own expense).

Day 16: Masai Mara National Reserve (FB,L,D)
Enjoy your second day of activites at Masai Mara National Reserve.
Day 17: Masai Mara - Johannesburg (HB)
This morning enjoy your Included SCENIC ENRICH exclusive farewell bush breakfast and game drive before boarding your Included flight back to Nairobi. During the short flight, take in the spectacular views over the landscape below. On arrival in Nairobi connect with your flight (flight not included, please book to depart after 4pm) to Johannesburg. On arrival in Johannesburg you will be transferred to your luxurious hotel situated in the heart of Sandton’s shopping district.
Overnight Stay: Johannesburg
Day 18: Johannesburg (FB)
After breakfast bid farewell to your newfound friends before your transfer* to Johannesburg airport for your onward or homebound flight (flight not included). We trust you enjoyed your Scenic Tours experience!

*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.

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Aug 2014
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from AUD $11,975
Sep 2014
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Duration
18 Days
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AUD $11,975
per person twin share
Dates
05 Aug 2014
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12 Aug 2014
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02 Sep 2014
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09 Sep 2014
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