Tour Kenya and the Cape
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the historic 5-star Sarova Stanley Hotel. One of Nairobi's oldest and best renowned city hotels, it stands in the city centre within easy reach of both shops and tourist attractions, and offering a health club, roof-top swimming pool and a wide selection of restuarants and bars. Overnight at hotel
Day 2: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park
After breakfast, drive to Amboseli National Park in time for lunch at the luxurious Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge. After lunch enjoy an afternoon's game drive as you tour Kenya, before arriving with time for a swim then dinner and overnight.
About Amboseli National Park
Towered over by the magnificent bulk of Mount Kilimanjaro ( 5,896 m), Africa's highest mountain, Amboseli is one of Kenya's oldest, famous and most-visited parks. Endlessly panoramic, yet comparatively compact, it is dotted with emerald green swamps in which great herds of elephant wallow; half submerged in the papyrus grasses. The permanent marshlands also provide a potent draw to hippos and buffaloes, while offering a haven for the adundant water birds. An International Biosphere Reserve, the park largely constitutes the usually dried-out lakebed of Lake Amboseli, which is surrounded by flat grasslands relieved by very few trees. On the plains is abundant wildlife including numerous antelopes, spotted hyenas, jackals, warthogs, olive baboons and vervet monkeys. Lions are rare. Observation Hill, a conical peak, which is easily climbed, offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Distance/Drive time: 260km / 4 and a half hours
Day 3: On Safari in Amboseli National Park
Spend the entire day game-driving in the park, which is an International Biosphere Reserve featuring the dried-out lakebed of prehistoric Lake Amboseli, rolling savannah and lush green swamps. The plains offer diverse wildlife with numerous antelopes, spotted hyenas, jackals, warthogs, olive baboons, vervet monkeys and the chance of spotting a lion, leopard or cheetah.
Observation Hill, a conical peak, which is easily climbed, offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Lunch and dinner will be taken at the lodge, whose grounds also offer the opportunity of optional nature walk with bird-spotting (150 species in the grounds alone). Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the lodge
Day 4: Amboseli to Ngorongoro
After breakfast, drive to the border town of Namanga where you will clear customs and immigration formalities for entry into Tanzania. Drive to Arusha, where lunch will be served in a local restaurant. After lunch drive to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area and check into the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, which stands on the rim of the immeasurably ancient Ngorongoro crater, the largest perfect volcanic caldera in the world. A unique biosphere, the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area shelters some 25,000 large mammals: dominated by bull elephants, rhinos and lions. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Distance/drive time: 381 km / 5 hours
Day 5: Ngorongoro to the Serengeti National Park
After breakfast continue to tour Kenya and descend into the crater for a half-day tour with a picnic lunch.
About the Ngorongoro Crater
Often referred to as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s best-known wildlife arenas. A World Heritage Site, it is also one of the largest volcanic craters in the world (almost 20 kilometres wide, 610-760 metres deep and covering a total area of 264 square kilometres). An utterly unique biosphere, the Crater harbours grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife, all enclosed within its towering walls. Due to its high concentration of wildlife, close-range viewing opportunities and striking scenery it is also Tanzania’s most visited destination.
At a time advised, you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight from Nairobi to Cape Town.
On arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met and transferred to the Victoria & Alfred Hotel where you will be accommodated for three nights on a bed and breakfast basis. B
A classic landmark on the V&A Waterfront, the magnificent 4 star Victoria & Alfred Hotel is conveniently positioned in Cape Town city centre with spectacular Table Mountain viewing.
This contemporary hotel offers a variety of facilities and amenities for a memorable stay including a waterfront outdoor veranda, a swimming pool set amidst lush private gardens and its own OYO Restaurant specialising in delicious local cuisine with a live evening entertainment programme.
Victoria & Alfred Hotel impresses with a chic and stylish decor complete with marble bathrooms, leather furnishings as well as sophisticated lounges and public areas.
Enjoy a Private Half Day tour of the City and Table Mountain. Overnight Victoria & Alfred Hotel.
Private Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour. Overnight Victoria & Alfred Hotel.
Transfer to Hermanus which is famous for their long stretches of beach, mild climate, rich floral kingdom and friendly environment. Also described as the Riviera of the South, Hermanus offers the best shore-based whale watching in the world, dependent on the season. Tonight you will be accommodated at Lavender Manor Guest House on a bed and breakfast basis.
Overlooking famous Blue Flag Grotto Beach and the whale sanctuary of Walker Bay, you are within two minutes walk of the various magnificent beaches in the area as well as the famous scenic cliff path. Relax in the cosy pool area, enjoy a refreshing drink at the fully licensed sea view pub, and watch the magical whales and the incredible sunsets over the Atlantic ocean from the upstairs patios and sundowner decks. A 4 star luxury guest house at its best!
A day to sample the fine wines in the area with a second night stay at Lavender Manor Guest House. B
The Hemel-and-Aarde valley near Hermanus offers an unforgettable wine experience in the Overberg.
The wines produced in this region are unique to South Africa and similar to ones from Northern France, due to a cool sea breeze and clay soil. Two of the most popular wines are a chardonnay and an exceptional pinot noir.
Today you will be travelling to Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich Capital pf the world, where you will take part in a guided tour. Overnight at La Plume on a bed and breakfast basis.
La Plume is a 1902 Victorian homestead on a working ostrich, alfalfa and vine farm. Set in the tranquil Olifantsrivier Valley it demands spectacular views of the Swartberg Mountains.
The Bedrooms are stylishly designed with all the comforts including air-conditioning and mini-bars. Enjoy sumptuous English country breakfasts, stroll through the town with its many fine restaurants or relax at the pool.
After breakfast, depart for the Cango Caves tour.
29km from Oudtshoorn, at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley, lies the spectacular underground wonder of the Klien Karoo - the Cango Caves. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations.
After your tour, transfer back to Cape Town International Airport for your outgoing flight.
End of of your spectacular tour of Kenya and the Cape