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Victoria Falls & Kenyan Discovery

(19 days, Johannesburg - Johannesburg, 2015)
Victoria Falls and Kenyan Discovery
On this 19 day tour you will witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls, experience the vibrancy of Johannesburg and explore the best sights of Kenya.

Your journey begins in South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg before travelling to Livingstone, Zambia where you will witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the spectacular Victoria Falls. You will also enjoy a day trip to Chobe National Park with a game driving expedition along the Chobe River. Next we fly to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi before a trip south to Amboseli National Park, located beneath the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro. You will also visit Kenya’s famous Safari Park and take a drive to Mount Kenya National Park, home to the extinct volcano, Mount Kenya, which dominates the landscape of the Kenyan Highlands.

Your next stop is Shaba and Samburu National Reserves where you will take a game drive and be on the lookout for giraffe, elephant, waterbuck, gazelle, buffalo and the rare Grevy’s zebra. Your tour continues to Sweetwaters Game Reserve where you will visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the only place in Kenya where this highly endangered species can be seen. You will then continue onto Lake Nakuru National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve where, depending on the time of year you are travelling, you will witness the Great Migration, the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth.

5–star luxury

Ultimate Inclusions

  • Small group touring
  • Many two and three night stays
  • Fully escorted by experienced Tour Directors
  • Knowledgeable local guides and game rangers
  • Exclusive safari lodges and itineraries
  • Exhilarating game drives
  • Luxury coaches in South Africa and Zambia
  • 4x4 Land Cruisers in Kenya
  • Internal flights included in Africa NEW for 2015

Scenic Special Stays

  • Royal Livingstone Hotel at Victoria Falls
  • Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

Scenic Enrich

Exclusive once in a lifetime experiences

  • Visit a Zambian village and local school
  • Learn about the Maasai tribesman in Amboseli National Park
  • Meet the children at the Lake Nakuru Baby Orphanage Centre
  • Enjoy a bush breakfast in the Masai Mara

Scenic Sundowner

  • Take a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River at Victoria Falls

Scenic Free Choice

  • 4 included options to choose from in two different locations

Scenic Dining Experiences

  • 44 superb meals including, 18 Breakfasts (B), 12 Lunches (L) and 14 Dinners (D)
  • Climb aboard the Livingstone Express steam train at Victoria Falls for an evening of high class dining while enjoying a classic steam train journey through the Zambian countryside

Scenic Highlights

  • Tour of the Zambian side of Victoria Falls
  • Game viewing cruise and game drive in Chobe National Park
  • Experience 4x4 game drives through Kenya’s greatest national game reserves, Amboseli, Samburu, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara
  • See Mount Kenya from the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club
  • Visit Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • Spectacular views of the Masai Mara from the air

ALL TIPPING, PORTERAGE and GRATUITIES

Day 1: Johannesburg
Welcome to Johannesburg. On arrival you will be met by a Scenic Tours representative and transferred* to your hotel. Meet your Tour Director this evening for a pre-tour briefing.
Overnight Stay: Johannesburg
Day 2: Johannesburg - Livingstone (B,D)
Transfer to the airport to meet your flight to Livingstone, Zambia. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel, set on the banks of the magnificent Zambezi River. This afternoon see the powerful and majestic falls at close range during your tour of the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. Tonight climb aboard the historic Livingstone Express steam train for a traverse of the Mosi-oa-Tunya Game Park, accompanied by a five course meal on board.
Three Night Special Stay: Livingstone
Day 3: Chobe National Park (B,L)
In nearby Botswana is Chobe National Park, a truly remarkable bio-diversity teeming with wildlife centred around the Chobe River where thousands of elephants, hippos and buffalos roam amongst lush vegetation. Enjoy a cruise along the river, dine at a river lodge and take an afternoon game drive along the shore in open safari vehicles.
Day 4: Livingstone (B)
SCENIC ENRICH Visit a typical Zambian village to gain an appreciation of traditional tribal life. Later explore the quaint town of Livingstone and the museum which showcases the life of David Livingstone, the famous Scottish missionary. SCENIC SUNDOWNERS board your vessel for a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.
Day 5: Livingstone - Johannesburg (B,D)
Take a magnificent helicopter flight over Victoria Falls (own expense).

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg, then transfer to your hotel.
Overnight Stay: Johannesburg
Day 6: Johannesburg - Nairobi (B,D)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Nairobi, the thriving capital of Kenya. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight Stay: Nairobi
Day 7: Nairobi - Amboseli National Park (B,L,D)
Travel south to Amboseli National Park, located beneath the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Late this afternoon, take a game drive through this national reserve with its wide, dry plains and massive herds of elephants which migrate past the lodge every day.
Two Night Stay: Amboseli National Park
Day 8: Amboseli National Park (B,L,D)
Enjoy morning and evening game drives through the savannah and acacia scrub of Amboseli, your first taste of Kenyan open plain safaris. SCENIC ENRICH Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this complex culture, a truly independent and proud people. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) a guided nature walk; or (2) a soothing massage.
Day 9: Amboseli - Aberdare National Park (B,L,D)
Journey back through the outskirts of Nairobi onto Aberdare National Park where your lodge has a unique viewing platform over a waterhole.
Overnight Stay: Aberdare National Park
Day 10: Aberdare National Park - Shaba National Reserve (B,L,D)
Continuing north, arrive at Shaba National Reserve which lies adjacent to Samburu National Reserve. Popularly known as the ‘Samburu Ecosystem’, these reserves sustain a variety of free ranging wildlife species.
Two Night Stay: Shaba National Reserve
Day 11: Shaba & Samburu National Reserves (B,L,D)
Game drives today are in the Samburu National Reserve and/or Buffalo Springs Reserve, with striking backdrops of the Mathews Range. The diverse wildlife that can be found in this area include reticulated giraffe, elephant, the tree climbing gerenuk, gazelle, buffalo and the rare Grevy’s zebra.
Day 12: Mount Kenya & Sweetwaters Game Reserve (B,L,D)
Travel towards the equator between snow-capped Mount Kenya and the foothills of the Aberdare Mountains to Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Later, we arrive at the stunning Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. After lunch, join Maasai tribesman and celebrate with an equator crossing ceremony including a certificate of achievement.
Overnight Special Stay: Mount Kenya
Day 13: Mount Kenya - Lake Nakuru National Park (B,L,D)
Today enjoy your 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.
Two Night Stay: Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 14: Lake Nakuru National Park (B,L,D)
SCENIC ENRICH Visit the Lake Nakuru Baby Orphanage Centre, established by an Australian family who care for the children and the surrounding community. Enjoy lunch with the children for a memorable experience. The Lake Nakuru area is teeming with wildlife including rhino and giraffe, as well as the world famous flamingo population.
Day 15: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara National Reserve (B,L,D)
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, then during the annual migration over 1.5 million wildebeest. Your game drives traverse the Masai Mara which is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas, the pinnacle being the hazardous Mara River.
Three Night Stay: Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 16: Masai Mara National Reserve (B,L,D)
Take a hot air balloon over the Masai Mara (own expense).

Enjoy 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, gazelle and giraffe grace the landscape, hippos populate the streams and lakes, and the woodlands and savannah are home to leopard, lion, hyena and cheetah. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) African cooking class; or (2) a guided nature walk.
Day 17: Masai Mara National Reserve (B,L,D)
Enjoy another day at Masai Mara National Reserve.
Day 18: Masai Mara - Johannesburg (B)
SCENIC ENRICH Exclusive farewell bush breakfast on the plains of the Masai Mara. Take in the spectacular views on your flight back to Nairobi, then connect to your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival, transfer to the lively shopping district of Sandton.
Overnight Stay: Johannesburg
Day 19: Johannesburg (B)
Farewell your fellow guests and transfer* to the airport for your onward or homebound flight.

*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.
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May 2015
18
from AUD $13,945
Jun 2015
8
15
from AUD $13,945
Jul 2015
6
13
27
from AUD $13,945
Aug 2015
10
17
24
from AUD $13,945
Sep 2015
14
28
from AUD $13,945
Oct 2015
7
from AUD $13,945
Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in CAD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in USD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.

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Duration
19 Days
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AUD $13,945
per person twin share
Dates
18 May 2015
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08 Jun 2015
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15 Jun 2015
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06 Jul 2015
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13 Jul 2015
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27 Jul 2015
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10 Aug 2015
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17 Aug 2015
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24 Aug 2015
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14 Sep 2015
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28 Sep 2015
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07 Oct 2015
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