Trans Africa Cape Town to Kenya Safari

Explore South Africa, Zambia and Kenya on this adventurous 2 week safari, which takes you from the vibrant city of Cape Town to the Victoria Falls and the incredible wildlife of the Masai Mara.

Duration 14 Days
Price From $8,614
When Year Round
Destination South Africa, Zambia & Kenya

Safari Overview

This safari takes you across Africa to give you a true taste of this diverse continent; immerse yourself in the culture and history of Cape Town with a visit to Robben Island, enjoy a boat cruise down the Zambezi River and experience the mighty Victoria Falls up close, and track the “big five” on safari in the Masai Mara National Park. Explore the highlights of sub-saharan Africa while staying in ideally located and luxurious accommodations, in the company of our expert guides. 

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Discover the art, culture and cuisine of cosmopolitan Cape Town and enjoy the spectacular vistas from Table Mountain 
  • Visit the Victoria Falls, and enjoy a champagne breakfast right in the centre of the world’s largest waterfall 
  • Immerse yourself in Zambia's Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park along the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, upstream of the Victoria Falls 
  • Encounter big cats, elephant and a plethora of wildlife in the game rich plains of the Mara North Conservancy  

Combine the three iconic African landmarks of Table Mountain, Victoria Falls and Masai Mara for stunning landscapes and fantastic wildlife encounters.

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Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Cape Town

Upon arrival, you will be met at Cape Town International Airport and driven to your hotel. Check into your stylish boutique guesthouse on the slopes of Table Mountain. From the balcony of your deluxe room, enjoy the 360 degree views of the city, Lions Head, Signal Hill, Devils Peak and Table Bay. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Four Rosmead

Days 2-4

Cape Town

Take a few days to explore Cape Town and enjoy all that it has to offer. Highlights include the cable car up Table Mountain, and a moving and inspiring visit to Robben Island. The V&A Waterfront is also a lively place to explore with loads of restaurants, cafes, shops, markets, the Two Oceans Aquarium and outdoor performances. On the spectacular coastal drive through Camps Bay, Chapman's Peak, Hout Bay and the Cape Peninsula look out for southern right whale lolling in the plankton-rich waters of the beautiful bays. Stop off to see the penguins at Boulders Beach and end in Kirstenbosch Gardens, one of the great botanic gardens of the world.

Overnight: Four Rosmead B

Day 5

Cape Town - Livingstone

Today, you will bid farewell to Cape Town. You will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Livingstone, Zambia (approximately three hours). Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your lodge. Livingstone lies on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Named after Dr David Livingstone, the first reported European to sight the Falls, Livingstone is a hive of activity and a great place to organise your Victoria Falls adventure.

Overnight: Thorntree River Lodge B, D

Days 6-8

Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Chobe

Also known by its indigenous name, Mosi-oa-Tunya 'the smoke that thunders', Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world with a width of 1.25 miles. A visit to the Falls on both the Zambian and Zimbabwe side is a highlight of anyone's safari in Southern Africa. Brave yourself on the second highest bungee jump in the world, enjoy a champagne breakfast on Livingstone Island, right in the centre of the Falls, enjoy a cruise down the river or even go by kayak or canoe. Scenic flights are popular, and you can try your hand at white water rafting, river-boarding, skydiving and fishing. It is also well worth arranging a day trip into Botswana for a boat trip on the Chobe River where you can glide past gigantic crocodiles, fish eagles, monitor lizards and elephants drinking.

Overnight: Thorntree River Lodge B, L, D

Day 9

Livingstone - Nairobi

You will remain at your camp for lunch before being transferred to the airport for your flight to Kenya (approximately three hours). Upon your arrival into Nairobi, you will be met and driven to stay overnight at Ole Serni Hotel, conveniently located just 15 minutes from the airport.

Day 10

Nairobi - Mara North Conservancy

After breakfast, transfer to Wilson Airport for your flight to Mara North. You will be staying at Elephant Pepper Camp, a traditional bush safari camp shaded by a natural forest of ebony and elephant pepper trees overlooking the Mara plains. Upon arrival, check in and head out into the conservancy on a game drive or stretch your legs with a guided bush walk.

Overnight: Elephant Pepper Camp B, L, D

Days 11-13

Mara North

Enjoy your days exploring this wonderful part of the Mara North Conservancy on shared game drives with your professional guide. The Mara North Conservancy is one of the most densely populated wildlife areas within the Masai Mara ecosystem and includes sites such as the world famous "Leopard Gorge". Throughout the year, great numbers of herbivores such as elephants, giraffes, zebras, Thomson's gazelles and impalas search the area for water and grazing; and the big cat predators are never far away! Hippos and crocodiles can also be found lazing in the waters of the Mara River. Set off on early morning game drives, afternoon game drives, or full day game drives in custom-built 4x4s for the ultimate wildlife experience. As you are staying in one of the conservancies and not bound by the stricter rules of the Masai Mara National Park, it is possible to join guided game walks to experience the magnitude of the Mara savannah on foot and, as dusk closes in, join a thrilling night drive.

Overnight: Elephant Pepper Camp B

Day 14

Mara North - Nairobi

This morning, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi, where you can have dinner before continuing onto your international flight home.

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