Highlights of Southern & East Africa - 2018

Johannesburg • Kruger National Park • Hwange National Park • Victoria Falls • Chobe National Park • Nairobi • Amboseli • Lake Manyara • Ngorongoro Crater • Serengeti • Masai Mara
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Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town, South Africa

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You might not get to Africa again, so this is your perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in all the colors of the Rainbow Nation in Cape Town, South Africa. The elegant Cullinan Hotel near the Victoria & Albert Waterfront area is your home base. Then you and your small group will venture off to uncover the city’s rich history, marvel at the breathtaking natural beauty of Cape Point, and experience the region’s viticulture in the Winelands. Along the way, you’ll have the guidance of our Regional Expert, ensuring you get the most from your visit to this rewarding cultural capital.

Your Price Includes:
  • 4 nights' accommodations: at the Cullinan Hotel 
  • Air transportation from Cape Town Johannesburg (from extension to base tour)
  • 7 Excursions and Cultural Discoveries: Table Mountain, Cape Town tour, Robben Island, Cape Point, Boulders Beach Penguin Reserve, Winelands region, Talk by one of Nelson Mandela’s prison wardens
  • 7 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • The services of a Regional Expert
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DAY 1-2: Depart Home / Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Upon arrival at our hotel in Cape Town this morning, we have the afternoon free to explore. Perhaps you’ll visit the Victoria & Albert Waterfront, overflowing with shops and restaurants. Dinner is at the hotel this evening. 

DAY 3: Cape Town

After breakfast, if weather allows, you can stretch your legs on a 2-hour hike up the iconic Table Mountain. If you prefer, ride the cable car to the flat summit. You'll also go on a city tour of Cape Town that includes the Houses of Parliament, City Hall, and the Castle of Good Hope. After this we head to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront for lunch on your own. We board a ferry to Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At this grim island prison, Nelson Mandela was held for 17 years. At the pier, we meet our guide, a former inmate. He will provide a firsthand account of life behind bars and take us to see the cell where Mandela was held and the yard where got fresh air and never gave up hope. 

Back at the waterfront we learn about diamonds and tanzanite during a tour of the Cape Town Diamond Museum at Shimansky. 

 Included meals: breakfast

DAY 4 : Cape Town

We depart the city today for a scenic journey to Cape Point. Along the way, we stop at scenic Hout Bay for views of the distinctive Chapman’s Peak. At Cape Point, we board The Flying Dutchman Funicular to reach the hilltop lighthouse. From this overlook, we can see where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. Later, lunch is on your own at Simons Town, then we visit the rock-strewn Boulders Beach, where a colony of African penguins makes its home. The evening is yours to enjoy at leisure back in Cape Town.

 Included meals: breakfast

DAY 5 : Cape Town

We visit South Africa’s lovely Winelands region today. In picturesque Stellenbosch, learn why the oldest European settlement in the province is called the “City of Oaks” during a tour. We’re sure to stop for a wine tasting as we explore. Later, enjoy an included lunch and two wine tastings in Franschhoek, South Africa’s wine capital whose vineyards were planted by the French on land they were given by the Dutch. For insight about its fascinating history, we visit the Huguenot Museum and have time to browse the wine shops. Cultural Discovery: During our Farewell Dinner back at the hotel, we hear a captivating talk by Christo Brand, one of Nelson Mandela’s former prison wardens.

 Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Cape Town / Join base program

After breakfast, we transfer to Cape Town International Airport for our flight to Johannesburg, where we'll check into the hotel and meet up with Day 2 of the base program.

 Included meals: breakfast

* Prices are per person, double occupancy, based on Jan-May and Oct-Dec departures. Add $100 per per person for all other dates. This extension may not be available on all dates.

Sweetwaters Tented Camp, Kenya

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FROM $1,399 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $350 PER DAY

Kick off your Vantage Adventure with the perfect small group safari experience! Right from your private veranda, watch as rhinos, elephants, zebras, and numerous other species come to drink at a waterhole. Sweetwaters Tented Camp overlooks the central water hole in private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which boasts one of the highest wildlife concentrations in Kenya. In addition to the wildlife right outside your front door, you’ll also go on three guided game drives to seek out “The Big Five” and other rare and endangered animals, plus you’ll visit the preserve’s chimp sanctuary. Your route to the camp takes you across the Equator, where you’ll stop to witness an uncanny water demonstration of the coriolis effect, which explains the opposite spinning direction of storms in the Northern versus the Southern hemispheres.

Your Price Includes:
  • 3 nights' accommodations: One night at the Nairobi Serena Hotel and two nights at Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp
  • Transportation between Nairobi and Nanyuki, Kenya (Sweetwaters)
  • 5 sightseeing tours: Stop at the Equator and view a demonstration of the coriolis effect; visit a chimp sanctuary; embark on 3 wildlife-viewing drives
  • 7 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • The services of a regional expert
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DAY 29: Depart home / Overnight flight to Nairobi, Kenya

Continuing Day 29 of the base program, you'll arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your Deluxe hotel, located just minutes from the city center. Dinner is on your own and the evening is at leisure.


DAY 30 : Nairobi /Sweetwaters, Kenya

After breakfast drive to rural Nanyuki, Kenya, home of the Ol Pejata Sanctuary. En route, we cross the Equator, where we’ll stop to observe the coriolis effect on swirling water— which explains why storms spin one direction in the Northern Hemisphere and the opposite in the Southern. Continue on to Sweetwaters Tented Camp in the private Ol Pejata Conversancy, which has the highest wildlife concentration per acre in Kenya. Amidst a magnificent setting of open plains, an ideal locale for our small group, you'll be shown to your deluxe safari tent, then we enjoy lunch at the camp dining room. In the afternoon, set out on the first of three guided game drives in the preserve. We’ll also stop at the conservancy's sanctuary for orphaned chimps, the only such facility in Kenya, where you can observe and learn about these intelligent primates.

 Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 31 : Sweetwaters, Kenya

The beauty of Sweetwaters for wildlife viewing is that your private veranda looks right over one of the Ol Pejata Conservancy's central water holes, so you're practically guaranteed sightings at almost any time. In addition, you'll go on morning and afternoon game drives to seek out animals farther afield. Ol Pejata is a large private reserve, one of just four in Kenya. During our game drives, we’re likely to see some of the "Big Five" — lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros. The conservancy is also the largest sanctuary for the endangered black rhino in East Africa, as well as for other rhinoceros species.

 Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 32 : Sweetwaters / Nairobi / Return home

Following breakfast, drive to Nairobi, arriving midday. You'll have an early dinner on your own before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

 Included meals: breakfast

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* Prices are per person, double occupancy, based on Jan - Jun & Oct - Nov departures. Add $100 per person for all other departures.  Free single supplement — a value of $299! Limited availability. This extension may not be available on all dates.

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Journey Highlights of Southern & East Africa South Africa: An Elegant Adventure Save up to $3,000 per couple with FREE international airfare by combining 2 trips!
Trip Length 28 days 12 days More days — most in-depth itinerary!
Per Diem $442 $666 Save more per couple per day!
Small Group travel Yes! No more than 24 travelers per departure at no extra cost! Small Group Departures are available on select dates starting at $8,890 per person All the benefits of Small Group Travel on every departure date at no additional cost!
Extend Your Value Cape Town, South Africa—Enjoy 7 excursions and cultural discoveries in 5 days, from $200 a day! Sweetwaters Tented Camp, Kenya, 4 days No extensions Since you've come this far we offer you the choice to make the most of your international airfare and extend your discoveries at an unbeatable value!
Sightseeing 50 sightseeing tours & Cultural Connections 13 Sightseeing Tours The most sightseeing plus exciting Cultural Connections planned to enhance your experience and immerse you in the local culture!
Meals 73 meals 26 meals More meals!
FREE Single Supplement Yes! Available on every departure date - a minumum value of $699! Single Supplements vary by season, starting at $1,800 Best Savings for Single Travelers! Free Single Supplement available on every departure date!
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