AFRICAN SAFARI WITH DUBAI & ABU DHABI
Cultural tour & Safari of Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya & the UAE

 

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Tour Information
Tour Duration : 21 days
Min. Tour Size : 10 persons
Max. Tour Size : 20 persons
Includes international air
Tour Price (from) : US$
Day 01: Home city/Victoria Falls
Day 02: In Transit
 
Day 03: Arrival Livingstone Airport. Transfer to Victoria Falls (ZIMBABWE)
(D)
Day 04: Victoria Falls
(B, Sn, D)
Day 05: Victoria Falls
(B)
Day 06: Flight to Cape Town (SOUTH AFRICA)
(B)
Day 07: Cape Town
(B)
Day 08: Cape Town
(B)
Day 09: Cape Town
(B)
Day 10: Cape Town/Chisomo Safari Camp
(B, D)
Day 11: Chisomo Safari Camp
(B, L, D)
Day 12: Chisomo Safari Camp/Johannesburg/Nairobi (KENYA)
(B)
Day 13: Nairobi/Masai Mara
(B, L, D)
Day 14: Masai Mara
(B, L, D)
Day 15: Masai Mara
(B, L, D)
Day 16: Masai Mara/Nairobi/Dubai (UAE)
(B, L)
Day 17: Dubai
(B, D)
Day 18: Dubai
(B)
Day 19: Dubai
(B)
Day 20: Dubai/Home city
(B)
Day 21: Arrival Home city
B=Breakfast, Sn=Snack, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Depart home city for Victoria Falls

Our unique 21 day journey starts as we depart our home city for the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Day 02: In Transit

Day 03: Arrival Livingstone Airport. Transfer to Victoria Falls (ZIMBABWE)

Balance of the day free. Evening a welcome Boma Dinner with African drums and music. The menu comprises a range of traditional Zimbabwean dishes complemented by a delicious BBQ buffet. Get the feel of Africa with the Shangaan dancers and singers, traditional story teller, sounds of drumbeats reverberating through the stillness of the African night.
Overnight: Ilala Lodge, Victoria Fall (3 nights) (D)

Day 04: Victoria Falls

Morning walking tour of the majestic Victoria Falls - one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Known locally as ‘the smoke that thunders’, the sound and sight of thousands of liters of water crashing over a nearly 2km-wide chasm to fall about 100m into the mighty Zambezi River is beyond impressive. Explore this natural marvel from walkways through the rainforest on the Zambian side of the river with the help of an experienced guide able to lead you to the best vantage points and tell you about the flora and fauna that thrive in this lush area. Afternoon sunset cruise on the mighty Zimbabwe River. Step into the romance of Africa on this two-hour cruise down the Zambezi River complemented by the sinking sun and host of on-board amenities. Besides the ambience on board the boat, helped along by finger snacks, beer, champagne and soft drinks, this is a fantastic choice for those wanting to do some last-minute game viewing as animals come down to the river banks to drink and to take spectacular photographs of this special time of night in Africa. The sunset cruise is a fantastic way to end another day in Africa. (B, Sn, D)

Day 05: Victoria Falls

Day free. Optional Helicopter and elephant safaris, River fishing. (B)

Day 06: Flight to Cape Town (SOUTH AFRICA)

Africa’s most beautiful city. Arrival welcome and transfer to the waterfront located hotel.
Overnight: Portswood Hotel, Cape Town (4 nights) (B)

Day 07: Cape Town

Morning tour of Cape Town including the Table Mountain* You will step into the rich history of the city passing by key historical monuments and places of interest, such as the impressive Castle of Good Hope and Cape Town City Hall. The tour stops at the beautiful St. George’s Cathedral, passes the through the lush Company Gardens, and explores a cultural hub of Cape Town, the Bo-Kaap, also known as the Cape Malay quarter. A tour of this vibrant city, home to street markets of every kind, cosmopolitan and rustic eateries, and a host of cultures is an unforgettable experience. The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway has transported more than 20 million people to the summit of Cape Town’s most iconic destination. The cableway offers a comfortable way of reaching the top of the mountain in revolving cars that afford 360° views of the surrounds during the ascent. * Subject to weather conditions. (B)

Day 08: Cape Town

Tour of Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years. Welcome to Robben Island, South Africa - home to the infamous prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years, along with over 3,000 political prisoners during their fight to end Apartheid. Apartheid (literally "apart-hood" in Afrikaans) was a system of racial segregation enforced by the ruling National Party of South Africa from 1948-1994.  The island is a national and UNESCO World Heritage site 9Kms offshore from Cape Town.  Today, it is one of South Africa's most visited sites, accessed by ferry from the Victoria & Albert Waterfront. (B)

Day 09: Cape Town

Day free. Cape Town offers a host of activities besides the majestic waterfront. (B)

Day 10: Cape Town/Chisomo Safari Camp

As if we have not had the best of South Africa – we are in for yet another highlight – the Chisomo Safari Camp which overlooks the Makhutsi River. It is tucked deep in the Big Five Karongwe Game Reserve in Limpopo, South Africa, offering an Unrivalled African Safari experience where the warm atmosphere, friendly staff and fine cuisine compliment the excellent Big 5 game viewing. Upon arrival we are transferred to the lodge. Depending on our arrival time we enjoy a late afternoon game drive open 4×4 safari vehicles conducted by experienced guides and trackers. The lodge also offers swimming pool and beautifully decorated lounges.
Overnight: Chisomo Safari Tented Camp (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 11: Chisomo Safari Camp

Game Safari – today we enjoy 2 game safaris in our open 4x4 safari vehicles. It is all about animals, chasing, predators and lots of excitement. (B, L, D)

Day 12: Chisomo Safari Camp/Johannesburg/Nairobi (KENYA)

We continue to Johannesburg where we take a tour of Soweto. Soweto is an urban area of Johannesburg, bordering the city’s mining belt in the south. Its name, an English syllabic abbreviation for South Western Townships, refers to its origins as a Black township under South Africa’s Apartheid government. The population has historically been overwhelmingly black and some of the watershed events in the struggle against Apartheid started in this townshipt. We will discover Soweto, Winnie & Nelson Mandela’s Old house, Desmond Tutu’s House, the Hector Peterson Memorial, a quick stop at a well known restaurant, a shebeen, the Regina Mundi Church, Maponya Shopping Mall, Kliptown, Walter Sisulu Freedom Square and Aldorado Park. At the Apartheid Museum we will have the opportunity to discover the history of the Apartheid era. After the tour we are transferred to the airport for our overnight flight to Nairobi. (B)

Day 13: Nairobi/Masai Mara

Upon arrival at Nairobi’s JKI Airport we are transferred to Wilson Airport for our short safari flight to the world famous game reserve The Masai Mara. Kenya’s most popular nature reserve is renowned for its impressive number of big cats, most notably lions, though you may spot the odd cheetah as well. The Serengeti plains, irrigated by the River Mara, make up much of the park and sustain huge populations of migratory animals, including wildebeest, giraffes and zebras. 4WD safaris at different times of the day will ensure you get the most out of your visit. Afternoon game safari tracing the Big Five and a lot more.
Overnight: Masai Mara Lodge (3 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 14: Masai Mara

Two exciting game safaris viewing the most incredible game in the world. Make sure of your binoculars, cameras, but donot always be behind the lenses. Enjoy the moment. Lots of game to see today .(B, L, D)

Day 15: Masai Mara

An ideal day for one of the most majestic views Africa can offer, take an optional sunrise hot air balloon ride above the grass plains which is followed by a champagne breakfast. This is an optional activity followed by two more game safaris. (B, L, D)

Day 16: Masai Mara/Nairobi/Dubai (UAE)

Morning leisurely drive to Nairobi Airport with box lunch enroute. Evening flight to Dubai where we are cordially welcomed and transferred to our hotel.
Overnight: Four Points By Sheraton, Downtown Dubai (4 nights) (B, L)

Day 17: Dubai

Dubai is a city and one of the Emirates in the United Arab Emirates. It is known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.
Morning free. Afternoon, an exciting desert safari. We start from our hotel to the desert in our 4x4’s with several photo-stops and going over the sand dunes up and down. We stop to watch the majestic sunset before reaching our campsite where you have the opportunity to do some optional activities including camel rides, sand boarding and try out a henna design on hand or feet. After working up an appetite enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and shisha (the famous Arabic water pipe). Before returning to Dubai you are entertained with entertainment and music including belly dancer performing her show around the campfire by starlight. (B, D)

Day 18: Dubai

Full day tour. Our morning tour of Dubai includes the Jumeirah Mosque, photo stops by the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa buildings and a drive on the palm to visit the Atlantis Aquarium. We pass the palaces of the ruling family of Dubai, visit the Museum, as well as the Spice and Gold Souqs. Free time for lunch before proceeding to Ajman where we visit Ajman the smallest of the 7 emirates. We visit Ajman's museum, housed in an ancient fort, which served as the ruler's palace. Drive through Ajman before proceeding to Sharjah, with a stop at the cultural roundabout, and proceed to the Al Majarrah Souq. We visit the Bait Al Naboodah family house which has been converted into the heritage museum. We see Al Hisn Fort, the traditional residence of the ruling family of Sharjah, Sheikh Sultan bin Saqr Al Qassimi. Visit the nearby Souq Al Arsah, which is one of the oldest popular souqs in the UAE. Then take a tour of a fish market to see the catch of the day. Continue to Central Market, known as the Blue Souq. From here we see the majestic King Faisal Mosque and the Pearl Monument, symbol of the UAE Federation. (B)

Day 19: Dubai

Full day tour of Abu Dhabi – the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Explore top attractions in the UAE’s capital on this 4-hour Abu Dhabi sightseeing tour. Travel through Abu Dhabi by air-conditioned coach as a guide sheds light on the region’s rich culture and heritage. Marvel at the soaring domes and minarets of Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Mingle with the locals in the bustling souks, where everything from gold jewelry to fresh dates has a price to barter on. Then, travel past the corniche’s pristine gardens and beaches to the Heritage Village, where the Abu Dhabi of old is brought to life. (B)

Day 20: Dubai/Home city

Check out at 12noon. Day free for shopping.  Dubai is a duty free city. The city houses some of the most incredible shopping “palaces”. After an incredible journey over a large part of Southern and Eastern Africa and the Gulf states we have to bid farewell.  Late evening transfer to the airport for our flight back home. (B)

Day 21: Arrival Home city

We return home with unforgettable memories and lots of experiences to reveal.

B=Breakfast, Sn=Snack, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).

2017

June 9, 2017

Tour Price

We accept payment in US $ (US Dollars), CA $ (Canadian Dollars) or equivalent EURO (for clients outside North America). Bestway Tours & Safaris offers conversion rate protection. Once full payment has been received, and no modification has been made to the tour itinerary, we will honour that rate. For complete payment procedures, please click here

Departures(s) Per Person on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
June 9, 2017 CA$ 9595 ex Vancouver CA$ 1290
CA$ 9845 ex Other Canadian Cities
US$ 7790 ex USA US$ 960


Notes

Gross value $550 – discount of US$ 275 can only be used for the Balloon Safari



Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • International airfare (ex Vancouver & Toronto). Addon's from other cities available
  • Hotel accommodation as mentioned or similar including hotel taxes
  • 31 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, Sn=Snack, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers by private transportation
  • Entrance fees to parks and sites included in the itinerary
  • Services of local English speaking guides
  • Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Game safaris at the Chisomo Safari Camp in South Africa
  • Game safaris at the Masai Mara in Kenya
Not Included
  • Airline taxes - (currently at CA$ 855/US$ 650)
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Balloon safari at the Masai Mara (Costs US$ 550 per person – must be booked in advance)

Estimated International Airfare (International airfare is included in this tour)

CANADA(West Coast)
N/A

USA(West Coast)
N/A

CANADA(East Coast)
N/A

USA(East Coast)
N/A

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 participants

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.