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Fly Across Africa (12 days)

Abercrombie & Kent Kenya

Cape Town, South Africa To Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Valid for Departures Now Through: 21 Mar 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Cape Town, South Africa
V&A Hotel None

Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, please collect your luggage and proceed through into the Arrivals Hall where a representative will meet you, hand over further documentation and transfer you to the hotel. Driving time is approximately 35 minutes.

The Victoria & Alfred Hotel is situated in one of the country's top destinations, Cape Town's beautifully restored V&A Waterfront.

With 94 spacious bedrooms on three floors - it's the detail that gives the Victoria & Alfred Hotel its elegance, intimacy, romance and reputation. All the rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, safe, interactive and satellite television and wireless internet connection. Rooms are either Mountain or Piazza facing.

OYO Restaurant & Cocktail Bar offers both a visual and culinary delight specialising in seafood, with each table overlooking a working harbour and the majestic Table Mountain.

The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Day 2
Cape Town, South Africa
V&A Hotel Breakfast, Lunch

Full day tour of Robben Island and Cheetah Outreach.

It took 4 million years of evolution for the cheetah to become the exceptional animal it is today and only 100 years for man to place it on the endangered list. Now the fastest land animal in the world is losing its most important race: the race for survival.

At the turn of the 20th century, an estimated 100,000 cheetahs lived throughout Africa and in parts of the Middle East and Central Asia. Today there are just 7,500 cheetahs left and South Africa is home to fewer than 1,000 of these majestic cats.

Cheetah Outreach is an education and community-based programme created to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah and to campaign for its survival. Founder Annie Beckhelling launched the project in January 1997 with just one hectare of land proved by Spier Wine Estate and two cheetahs.

Your evening is at leisure.

Day 3
Cape Town, South Africa
V&A Hotel Breakfast

08:30 Please meet the representative in the reception area of the hotel and depart on a full day tour to Cape Point.

Hugging the Atlantic coast road we journey past the "bikini beaches" of Clifton and Camps Bay, beautifully located at the base of the towering Twelve Apostles Mountains.

From here we travel over the famous Chapman's Peak Drive to join the sea again at the town of Noordhoek. This historic road, high on the mountainside overlooking the sea, was once considered "impossible to build", but Charl Marais (mining surveyor) rose to the challenge and made it happen at an estimated cost of £20 000 using 700 convict labourers.

Our journey continues to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve at the end of the Cape Peninsula. The reserve, which covers 22000 acres of land, converges in the south at Cape Point, a great pinnacle of rock.

En route to lunch we

visit Boulders, a lovely beach sheltered from the wind and famous for its

colony of endangered Jackass Penguins on the coast of False Bay near Simon's

Town. Pass through Simon's

Town, which was the Royal Navy's main base in the south Atlantic from 1815

until 1957 and has the feel of a small English seaside village with steep

narrow streets and cobbled alleyways.

Travel back towards Cape Town passing through the attractive, up-market suburb of Constantia, the cradle of the South African wine industry boasting famous estates like Klein Constantia.

At the tip of the Cape Peninsula 60 km south-west of Cape Town, lies Cape Point, a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park; a declared Natural World Heritage Site. Encompassing 7 750 hectares of rich and varied flora and fauna; abounding with buck, baboons and Cape Mountain Zebra as well as over 250 species of birds, Cape Point is a nature enthusiast paradise.

Day 4
Cape Town, South Africa
V&A Hotel Breakfast, Lunch

09:00 Please meet the representative in the reception area of the hotel and depart on your full day tour of the Cape Winelands set below the dramatic range of mountains known as the "Hottentots Holland".

Whitewashed homesteads nestling under avenues of oaks, rolling green hills covered with wild flowers, fertile valleys alive with the sounds of surging streams, restaurants with French names and Dutch flavours… such is the setting of the Winelands, home of some of the world's finest wines and Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa after Cape Town.

The quaint Huguenot village of Franschhoek ("French Corner") is our setting for lunch. The area was originally known as Olifants Hoek ("Elephant's Corner") after elephants took to calving in the sheltered valley with its plentiful supply of food and water.

We then travel across country to the historic town of Paarl ("Pearl") passing the Victor Verster Prison from where former President Nelson Mandela was released in 1990.

Then we head for our final winetasting and cellar tour of the day at the beautiful Plaisir de Merle estate near the village of Simondium.

The theme of the Huguenot Museum in Franschhoek is the history of the Huguenots before and after their arrival at the Cape of Good Hope.

Your evening is at leisure.

Day 5
Cape Town, South Africa
Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi Serena Breakfast

07:10 Please meet the representative in the reception area of the hotel for your transfer to Cape Town International Airport. Driving time is approximately 35 minutes.

Depart: Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town

Arrive: O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg

Depart: O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg

Arrive: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport please clear customs and immigrations and collect your luggage. Proceed through into the Arrivals Hall where a representative will meet and transfer you to Nairobi Serena Hotel.

Day 6
Nairobi, Kenya
Lake Manyara Airport, Tanzania
Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Ldge Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel.

11:00 Meet with your representative at the hotel lobby for your transfer to Wilson Airport for your flight to Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania

12:45 Board your schedule flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Arusha, Tanzania

13:35 Arrive Kilimanjaro international airport, met by A&K representative

14:30 Assisted to connect on regional air flight to Manyara.

15:25 Arrive Manyara, met by A&K driver guide and transferred to your lodge.

Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge is an all-suites wood log cabin style retreat, located a few steps from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This all-inclusive property features 20 spacious private log cabins each with their own fire places in the bedroom and living room and large private viewing terraces with sofa and dining area.

Day 7
Lake Manyara Airport, Tanzania
Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You have a full day of game drives in the crater floor.

Ngorongoro Crater is a deep, volcanic crater and the largest unbroken caldera in the world. About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder. Within the crater rim large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Just outside the crater's ridge, tall Maasai herd their cattle and goats over green pastures living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries

Visit Maasai village

The Masai are semi nomadic people and one of the most recognisable tribes in East Africa with their red shukas and elaborate beading. Visit a Masai Boma today and meet with the village elder who will introduce you to the traditional Masai lifestyle and culture that has been maintained successfully for centuries and still continues to thrive in our ever changing world.

Return to your lodge / evening at leisure

Day 8
Lake Manyara Airport, Tanzania
Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, leave the lodge and descend into the crater for game drives.

Return to the lodge. Evening at leisure.

Day 9
Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Mara Intrepids Camp Breakfast, Dinner

07:30 Breakfast

08:30 Transferred to the airstrip

11:50 Fly schedule to Kilimanjaro via Arusha

13:15 Arrive Kilimanjaro, met by A&K representative and assisted to connect to your departure flight.

14:00 Board your schedule flight to Wilson Airport, Nairobi, Kenya

14:50 Upon arrival, you will clear immigration and collect your bags before being met by our representative and assisted with your flight to Masai Mara departing at 15:15.

16:00 Upon arrival at Ol kiombo airstrip, a Mara Intrepids Camp representative will meet and transfer you to the camp with a game drive en route.

Day 10
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Mara Intrepids Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend full day in Masai Mara National Reserve with a morning and afternoon game drive.

The jewel in Africa's crown, Maasai Mara is host to the most spectacular array of wildlife. Her 1,510 square kilometers of open savannah, woodlands and tree-lined rivers creates an eco-system which supports huge numbers of bird and mammal species. The western border of the park is the spectacular Siria Escarpment, and together with the acacia dotted plains, creates scenery of stunning beauty. Lion are found in abundance throughout the park as are elephant, giraffe, a variety of gazelle species and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and, if lucky, you may also find rhino. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara, and patience is often rewarded with unique sightings: a pride of lion stalking their prey; a solitary leopard retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree; male wildebeest sparring to attract females into their harem; or even a herd of elephant protecting their young from opportunistic predators.

Day 11
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Mara Intrepids Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend full day in Masai Mara National Reserve with a morning and afternoon game drive.

Option: Balloon safari at extra costs

Day 12
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Mara Intrepids Camp Breakfast

Breakfast at the camp

Thereafter, meet the camp representative at the reception area of the camp for your transfer to the airstrip.

11:15 Depart Kichwa Tembo Airstrip on scheduled SAFARILINK flight to Nairobi, Wilson Airport.

12:45 Arrive at Wilson Airport, where you are met by your representative and transferred to Giraffe Centre for a visit.

Another option is a shopping visit to Kazuri Beads*, a jewelry workshop created for and by local women. Originally founded by the late Lady Susan Wood, wife of the late Dr Michael Wood who started East Africa’s Flying Doctors, the workshop features jewelry that is hand-fashioned entirely by local artists.

Lunch on own arrangements

Thereafter, you will be transferred to your hotel where a dayroom is provided for your comfort and convenience until departure.

19:30 Met with your representative at the Hotel Lobby for your transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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Fly across the best parks and game reserves in Kenya and Tanzania and visit Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

About Us

Abercrombie & Kent Kenya pioneered their first safari in 1962 and, more than 50 years later, they are still a leader in innovative travel. Due to their wealth of experience this onsite can offer your clients unique journeys across Kenya on a variety of budgets – from mid-range to ultraluxury. A&K Kenya is constantly looking for the newest activities throughout the country to ensure that each of their tailor-made trips has a selection of exciting inclusions, guaranteeing your client a vacation like no other. With an online payment option, and dedicated Virtuoso tour consultants, A&K Kenya make your life as easy as possible.

Insider Tip

Helicopter day trips to Mount Kenya or Turkana are a worthwhile safari addition.

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By: Murf


Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2014

Abercrombie & Kent Kenya, especially Fiona and Benton, ensured that our trip to Kenya was an unforgettable experience.  My sister and I went to Kenya to visit animal orphanages. Abercrombie & Kent Kenya met us at the Nairobi airport and made the entire trip a seamless experience.   Abercrombie & Kent Kenya staff drove us to our destinations, took us on game drives and delivered us to our flights. Abercrombie & Kent Kenya's staff brought a wealth of information including knowledge about the animals, history and culture.  I would not hesitate to recommend Abercrombie & Kent Kenya.  The company and staff ensured that our trip was amazing.    
Travel Advisor:  Martha Rhodes

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By: laurarobi


Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2014

Thank you for a wonderful vacation! I feel like I attended a semester in college, I learned so much on safari. Our guides were great, accommodations were excellent and connections flawless. Patricia, in Nairobi, was especially fun and extremely helpful. You have a real gem in her! I will recommend your company any time!
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

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By: Jim H


Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2017

A&K put together, along with my Travel Advisor, a custom 8 week long tour of Africa for me involving 8 countries. It was a great trip. It covered everything I had wanted to see and more, providing great variety. The travel arrangements all worked smoothly, The accommodations, guides, excursions provided were all first rate. I've used A&K on many trips before. This was probably the most complicated one they have organized for me and I am delighted with how smoothly it went.
Travel Advisor:  Karina Fong