29 Days best of Africa fly In Road Safari Zanzibar | Namibia | Botswana | Victoria Falls | Zambia | Kenya Masai Mara | Safari holiday packages from south Africa
This premium holiday best of Africa safari 29 days features beaches of Zanzibar island, visit Namibia wildlife in Estosha National Park, Namib Desert scenic flight tours, best Botswana tours, Mokoro boating in the Okavango Delta, Marvel in the beauty of Victoria Falls on to Luangwa national park and in Masai Mara game reserve for best game viewing in the best parks and reserves in Africa.
Visit wildlife in Estosha National Park
Namib Desert scenic flight tours
Mokoro boating in the Okavango Delta
Marvel in the beauty of Victoria Falls
Luangwa national park
Masai Mara game reserve
You will be picked up from Nairobi by our representative and transferred to connect a local flight to Zanzibar. Arrival in Zanzibar, are picked up by our representative and driven to Verde Resort on HB basis for overnight. 5*****
Breakfast and take an excursion of stone-town where you will visit the old fort, old stone-town, slave caves, house of wonder and the Anglican church in time for lunch. Transfer back to Verde for overnight. HB 5*****
Breakfast and leave for spice village for a half day of sampling of various spices. Lunch from a restaurant and back to Verde for overnight. HB 5*****
Breakfast and day at leisure or simply absorb the magic of the island on the beaches. Verde for overnight. HB 5*****
Breakfast and day at leisure or simply absorb the magic of the island on the beaches. Verde for overnight. HB 5*****
Breakfast and transfer to the airport to connect a flight to Windhoek, Namibia. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Dinner overnight at Safari Court hotel | Arebbusch travel lodge. FB 3***
Breakfast and we venture deeper into the Namib Desert. Our destination is the dune fields that cover the western reaches of the desert. Long dusty roads and sparsely populated farmlands offer us an insight into the vastness of rural Namibia. From the grasslands in the east to the red dunes of the west the slowly changing landscapes represents the many faces of this desert country. Dinner overnight at Desert Homestead lodge/ Desert Tented camp/ Namib Naukluft lodge/ Capricorn Rest camp/ Tismaree Guest farm. FB 3***
Watching the sunrise over the red dunes is an iconic highlight of any trip to Namibia and this morning we rise before the sun to capture this magnificent moment. A brisk climb up Dune 45 offers us the perfect vantage point to marvel at the changing colors of the desert sunrise. Once satisfied we descend this famous dune and enjoy a hearty breakfast before catching a 4×4 transfer into Sossusvlei, here we will spend time on foot visiting the pans at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Tonight we empty the red sand from our shoes and spend the night under the magnificent desert stars, knowing that we have spent a full-day enjoying the wonders of this harsh land. Dinner overnight at Desert Homestead lodge/ Desert Quiver lodge/ Namib Naukluft lodge. FB 3***
Our final day in the desert comes to an end as we join a local expert for an educational desert excursion. Reluctantly we leave the Namib behind and after a stop to mark our crossing of the Tropic of Capricorn, we continue to the Atlantic coastline. We make our way to the coastal town of Swakopmund, where adventure and a dose of civilization await. We make a brief stop at the Walvis Bay lagoon, where we hope to catch a glimpse of the flamingo’s that feed in the shallows. Dinner overnight at Hotel Ala Mer | Desert Sands lodge | Prost hotel. FB 3**
Breakfast and take the opportunity today to view the all that you missed out in swakopmund on board scenic Flights over Namib Desert. Experience the Desert beauty from a bird’s eye view with a 5-seater Cessna 210 light aircraft of Desert Air. A number of routes are available viewing the famous Sossusvlei, taking you to the forbidden coast or to see the shipwrecks along the coast. Dinner overnight at Hotel Ala Mer | Desert Sands lodge | Prost hotel. FB 3**
Breakfast and leave early to make our way to the massive granite formations of Spitzkoppe which tower 700 metres above the desert plains below. The presence of rock art indicates their significance to the San people who lived here many years ago. The Brandberg (Burning Mountains) are regarded as the highest in Namibia and home to the famous White Lady, one of more than 45,000 rock paintings in the area. We will enjoy a walk with a local guide and have the opportunity to view some examples of the San’s rock art before setting off for our overnight stop for the evening. Dinner overnight at Hotel Ala Mer | Desert Sands lodge. FB 3**
Rising early this morning we drive towards the Etosha National Park. Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. Etosha Game Park was declared a National Park in 1907 and it is home to approx. 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish. We put up somewhere along the way at Namutoni in readiness for game drives the following day. Dinner overnight at Shikamasha Game lodge or similar. FB 3**
Our second day in Etosha allows for a full day to continue our exploration of the park. No day on safari is ever the same and the suspense before that special sighting is the motivation that keeps our eyes wide open. We explore the edges of the Etosha Pan in search of the abundant wildlife that occur in the park. Dinner overnight at Okaukuejo Resort | Gondwana safari camp | Ongava Tented camp. FB 3**
Breakfast and drive 5 hours to Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. Upon arrival in Windhoek, we will take a short walk through the city center and have the opportunity to view some of its better known landmarks. (Our accommodation for the night is situated halfway between the city and the airport). Dinner overnight at Safari Court hotel | Arebbusch travel lodge. FB 3**
Today we travel east to neighboring Botswana and the Kalahari Desert. Starkly different to the Namib Desert after which Namibia is named, the Kalahari is no less dramatic and covers over 900 000 square kilometers. Ghanzi is home to the San / Bushman and you can learn more about them by partaking in the Bushman experience offered. The San people have long been associated with this harsh environment and this afternoon, we enjoy an informative guided walk with the San community. Tonight we enjoy a dance evening that provides an insight into their culture of song, dance and story-telling. Dinner overnight at Tautona lodge | Kalahari Arms lodge. FB 3**
Breakfast and before departing Ghanzi we will enjoy an informative guided walk with the San community. After our walk, we head towards Maun, where upon arrival in Maun this afternoon, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional scenic flight over the Delta (time and weather permitting). This evening our guide will prepare us on what to expect on our full day excursion into the Okavango Delta. Dinner overnight at Island safari lodge | Mokoro lodge | Thamalakane hotel. FB 3**
Breakfast and your guide picks you up to the poling stations.The most rewarding and enjoyable way to explore and experience the beauty and serenity of this intricate system of lily covered channels and lagoons, is by mokoro. Heading out early, we will be transferred by safari vehicle to the poling station (approximately 1 hour transfer) where we will meet the polers who will be escorting us into the Delta. The polers will steer us through the serene area of narrow, reed lined channels which open out onto beautiful lagoons. Reaching one of the many islands, a nature walk may be taken with your poler. After the walk, we return by mokoro through the channels back to the poling station. While the mokoro trail is not primarily a game viewing activity, a variety of game may be spotted in this pristine wilderness area, including elephant, giraffe, kudu, impala and zebra. Dinner overnight at Island safari lodge | Mokoro lodge | Thamalakane hotel. FB 3**
Leaving Maun behind us this morning we make our way towards the town of Nata. We will spend most of the day in our truck as we journey across the northern reaches of the Makgadigadi Pans. Our activity package will afford the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon guided game drive to the Nata Sanctuary, which forms the breeding ground for a host of water birds including pelicans and flamingo in their thousands. Dinner overnight at Nata lodge | Nzibanana lodge | Pelican lodge. FB 3**
We rise early this morning as we continue north to our lodge on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. We begin our exploration in 4×4 vehicles, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons. The afternoon ends with a leisurely boat cruise and a meal served around campfire. Dinner overnight at Cresta Mowana | Chobe Safari lodge | River View lodge. FB 4****
With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border into Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. Today you have the opportunity to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls at your leisure, also known by the local name of “Mosi-oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders). While much of today is dedicated to viewing the mighty Zambezi River as it drops into the Batoka Gorge below. The bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline in the afternoon. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets and coffee shops on offer as well. Dinner overnight Bayete Guest lodge |Azambezi River lodge. 4****
Breakfast and leave for helicopter flights over the mighty Victoria falls. Today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suits your style. Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a flight over the Falls, this is your day to enjoy the attractions on offer in Victoria Falls. Overnight Dinner overnight Bayete Guest lodge |Azambezi River lodge. 4****
Breakfast and transfer for flight to Lusaka Zambia. From Lusaka you board a local flight to the South Luangwa National Park (Mfuwe Airport) and then transfer to Msandile on the border of the South Luangwa National Park. Enjoy 1 nights on a full board basis. Enjoy game drives & walking safaris. Dinner and overnight at Msandile River lodge. 3***
Breakfast and the journey continues back upstream on the Luangwa River. Spend two full days on game drives. Here lies one of Africa’s richest game areas, a place of great animal densities, and at the heart of it sits Thornicroft Lodge. Dinner and overnight Thornicroft lodge. 4**** FB
Breakfast and transfered by air to Lusaka airport where you connect your Nairobi bound flight. Arrival to check in at Fairview hotel | Ole Sereni. 4 **** BB
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Wilson airport for a domestic flight toMasai Mara reserve. Arrive and are transferred to Keekorok lodge. Afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight at Keekorok lodge. 4****
Spend two more days in Masai Mara game reserve on game drives. This Park is the the home of the annual seasonal scene of the migration of close to 800,000 zebra and wildebeest that occurs between the two parks. Lunch at the lodge or campsite. In the afternoon there is a choice between a game drive and a nature walk escorted by our armed nomadic lifestyle; the Masai are famous for their bravery, as they have co-existed with the animals over the years. Dinner and overnight at Keekorok lodge. 4****
Breakfast and are transfered to Mara air strip for flight to Nairobi. Arrival and check in at a restaurant for lunch at the airport before your flight home.
– Game viewing drives and excursions
– Full board meaning BLD, drinking water
– Designed 4×4 truck or Sprinter truck with big windows, fully air conditioned, PA system
– Professional English speaking guide/driver
– Domestic flight Zanzibar to Namibia
– Helicopter flights over the Victoria falls
– Flight over Namib desert
– Domestic transfers to Luangwa
– Domestic transfers to Masai Mara
– Flight Lusaka to Nairobi
– Fuel, porters tips,
– Entrance fees for NP
– Activities mentioned as included
– Complimentary dinner cruise on the Zambezi (Farewell dinner with sunset cruise)
– Complimentary comprehensive passenger liability insurance
– International flights
– All other extras not mentioned
– Zimbabwe National Parks fees would have to be paid direct NB: Namibia: An entry permit will be issued to you upon arrival into Namibia. Namibia requires two blank visas pages in your passport. We recommend one blank visa page for each other country visited. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay.
There are no required inoculations for entry to Namibia. However, malaria tablets are highly recommended. You may obtain these pills by prescription, from your regular physician.
You should seek medical advice before travelling to South Africa from your local health practitioner and ensure that all you receive all of the appropriate vaccinations. As a guide tetanus, diphtheria, polio, hepatitis A (for stays over 4 weeks) and hepatitis B (for stays over 3 months) are recommended. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travelers over one, coming from infected areas.
A low malaria risk occurs in northern parts of Mpumalanga (as well as Kruger National park, northern and northeastern parts of Kwa ZuluNatal).
The few countries that do require visas; mostly Eastern European and Asian Nationals, need to obtain them prior to arrival at the border. Visas are not issued at Botswana ports of entry, if you arrive without a visa, immigration officials will refuse you entry to Botswana. The border crossings we use in Botswana include: Muhembo (Botswana/Namibia border) Kazangula (Botswana/Zimbabwe or Zambia border) Groblerberg/Martin’s Drift (South Africa/ Botswana) Botswana Tourism Levy from 1st June 2017 – postponed until further notice from the 1st June 2017 a tourism levy of $30USD is payable when entering Botswana. Payment is taken at the border in US dollars cash, debit or credit card. The Levy is valid for a 30-day period and can be used for multiple entry. Please note this Levy has been postponed until further notice.