Combine Africa’s most famous wildlife reserve with an iconic city and a natural wonder of the world.
Suggested route & duration
11 nights Nairobi to Cape Town
Maasai Mara 3 nights
Nairobi 1 night
Victoria Falls (Livingstone) 3 nights
Cape Town 4 nights
About this independent tour
This itinerary operates on a private basis, but you may be travelling with other passengers on game drives in the Mara. It includes flights from Nairobi to Livingstone and Livingstone to Cape Town.
MAASAI MARA The Mara’s rolling plains are world famous. Game drives here offer fantastic opportunities to see its resident big cats and the Big Five. Governors’ optional balloon safari over the Mara plains at sunrise could just be the most beautiful balloon flight in the world – we recommend pre-booking.
VICTORIA FALLS Victoria Falls is one of Africa’s superstars. Situated on the mighty Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe, it has UNESCO World Heritage status and is one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. Activities here range from sundowner cruises to high tea on the edge of the falls.
CAPE TOWN Cosmopolitan Cape Town is a world-class city known for its food, views and history. There’s plenty to see and do here; stroll around the V&A Waterfront, hit the beach at trendy Camps Bay, take the cable car up Table Mountain, visit Robben Island, and see hundreds of penguins at Boulders Beach. Cape Town also makes a great base for trips to the Winelands or whale watching.
ACCOMMODATION Our suggested camps and hotels all have prime locations. Sleep under canvas right in the heart of the Maasai Mara at Governors’ Camp, then head to the Eka Hotel for a good-value stay ahead of your flight to Livingstone. For Victoria Falls, the David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa sits on the edge of the Zambezi River, while in Cape Town the historic Victoria & Alfred Hotel is on the famous harbourfront.
Tailor your tour
This itinerary is flexible, so you can choose your own number of nights, add excursions and change accommodation. If you’re really splashing out, you can upgrade your accommodation to some of Africa’s most luxurious hotels and camps. In the Maasai Mara, Mara Bushtops has 12 lavish tents and an award-winning spa, and in Nairobi you can upgrade to Hemingways Nairobi for a plush night’s stay. The Royal Livingstone is an elegant hotel in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park just a stone’s throw from the falls, and in Cape Town the One&Only has fine dining restaurants and views of Table Mountain. You could also add in more of Kenya’s national parks, or extend your stay to experience more of South Africa.
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