BESTWAY TO VICTORIA FALLS, CHOBE & KENYA – all in one safari. The best of Southern Africa Victoria Falls & Chobe game safaris in Botswana has been artistically combined with the game capital of the world, Kenya. This 12 days African experience has been tailored allowing for maximum flexibility. You may arrive at either Victoria Falls (VFA) or at Livingstone Airport (LVI) and we are there to welcome you to be part of our African experience. See the water based game life in Victoria Falls and Chobe and also experience the inner land based wild game in Kenya all in one safari. Add to this the majestic Victoria Falls – a wonder of the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience the age-old culture of the Masai, spot the Big Five and hundreds of other animal species, enjoy the breathtaking scenery, and if you’re lucky, take in the Great Migration when more than 2 million large mammals and Africa’s greatest predators through the Masai plains.
|International air not included|
Day 01: Arrive Victoria Falls (ZIMBABWE) or Livingstone (ZAMBIA)
The Victoria Falls has two convenient airports. You may arrive at either one of them i.e. Victoria Falls (VFA) or Livingstone (LVI) and we are there to welcome you and transfer you to your hotel in the Zimbabwean city of Victoria Falls.
Overnight: Ilala Lodge/The Kingdom, Victoria Falls (1 night)
Day 02: Victoria Falls/Chobe (BOTSWANA) (Drive)
After breakfast, we drive to Chobe in Botswana and are transferred to our lodge. The Chobe Marina Lodge overlooks the Chobe River and is uniquely located in the northeast corner of Botswana where the four African nations of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia converge. After lunch and some rest time we have our first of four activities. The Lodge offers warm, personal service and a choice of 66 rooms in either studios or suites, with modern amenities for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Dining at the Chobe Marina Lodge is all about good food and services. The Lodge also offers pool and riverside bars perfect for watching the glorious sunsets.
Overnight: Chobe Marina Lodge (2 nights) (B, L, D)
Day 03: Chobe
We have a choice of two game activities for today. This is home to the Big 5. Activities include animal encounters, boat cruises, cultural safaris, fishing, game viewing, safaris, etc. (B, L, D)
Day 04: Chobe/Victoria Falls (ZIMBABWE)
After breakfast we have another game activity before we are transferred to Victoria Falls town where we enjoy a relaxing and scenic sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, with remarkable game viewing opportunities. While we are cruising and watching the wildlife both on the river and on banks we enjoy finger snacks, soft drinks, beer and champagne.
Overnight: Ilala Lodge/The Kingdom, Victoria Falls (2 nights) (B, Sn)
Day 05: Victoria Falls
Following breakfast, we embark on a tour of the falls from the Zimbabwe side, enjoying one of the seven wonders of the natural world. This is a walking tour, and it is advised that you carry protective coverings like ponchos and waterproof camera bags. Afternoon is free to enjoy the lively town of Victoria Falls on your own. (B)
Day 06: Victoria Falls/Livingstone(road) (ZAMBIA)/Nairobi (flight) (KENYA)
Following breakfast, we drive to enter Zambia and see the Victoria Falls from the Zambian side. The Falls offer different and at times totally different views from the two sides. This tour will give you the opportunity of seeing the Falls from both sides. Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where more than 550 million liters of water drops almost 100 meters into the river below. We continue to Livingstone airport for our short flight to Nairobi in Kenya where we are met and transferred to our hotel.
Overnight: Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi (1 night) (B)
Day 07: Nairobi/Lake Nakuru National Park (Drive)
After an early breakfast, we start our safari with a scenic drive of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park*. We arrive at the park in time to enjoy a mid-day game drive as we drive to our lodge. Check in followed by a hot lunch. Later in the afternoon, another game drive adventure as we search for rhino, Rothschild giraffe, waterbuck, zebra, leopard and more. The park is an ornithological paradise. The scenic lake’s abundance of algae attracts a vast number of flamingos and other water birds. We return to our lodge for dinner.
Day 08: Lake Nakuru National Park/Masai Mara Game Reserve (Drive)
Today, we travel from Lake Nakuru to the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. We drive southwest via Narok, through the Great Rift Valley escarpment. In this stunning landscape, red-clad Maasai warriors tend their herds of cattle among the wildlife, admirably unmoved by the presence of large predators. Every summer, over 2 million animals migrate to the Mara from the Serengeti in Tanzania. After lunch at our lodge, we embark on one of the most exciting game drives African safari trips can offer, with the opportunity to see lion, leopard, cheetah and a large variety of herbivores. More than 400 resident and migratory bird species have also been recorded here.
Day 09: Masai Mara
An adventurous day ahead as we enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the spectacular Masai Mara Game Reserve. Blessed with a permanent water supply, Masai Mara has a year-round population of plains game. All of the Big Five animals – elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino – are quite common on this scenic grassland. The Mara is actually an extension of the Serengeti and is thus home to all the animals that the Serengeti is so well known to have. An optional popular activity is an early morning balloon safari followed by champagne breakfast right in the middle of the park, giving us a birds-eye view of the vast Mara. Please contact Bestway Tours & Safaris to prebook. (B, L, D)
Day 10: Masai Mara/Nairobi (Drive)
Enjoy our last day in the spectacular Masai Mara with a morning game drive. Later, we make our way back to the lodge for a hot lunch. Afterwards, we return to Nairobi, spotting game en route. Optional stop at Masai Manyatta, a traditional Masai homestead (US$ 50 per person). We travel to Nairobi via Narok county, enjoying enchanting views of the Great Rift Valley.
Overnight: Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi (1 night) (B, L, D)
Day 11: Nairobi/Amboseli (Drive)
After breakfast, we make our way to Amboseli National Park, located on the border of Kenya and Tanzania, and at the foot of the famous Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. After hot lunch at the lodge, we embark on an afternoon game drive. Amboseli is famous for its vast herds of elephants and stunning views of Kilimanjaro on clear days, so be sure to have cameras ready! Also found here are lion, leopard, buffalo, cheetah, wildebeest, giraffe and baboon.
Overnight: Kilima Safari Camp/Kibo Safari Camp, Amboseli (1 night) (B, L, D)
Day 12: Amboseli/Depart Nairobi (Drive)
Following breakfast, we check out and go on our final game drive. We bid farewell to Kenya as we make our way back to Nairobi. Another possibility to visit Masai Manyatta (US$50 per person) or explore the curios shop for souvenirs. Scheduled arrival at Nairobi Airport is 1600hrs. So do make sure your departure flight is booked accordingly. Or, extend your adventure with some cultural experiences and relaxation in Zanzibar or join one of our gorilla safaris in Uganda and Rwanda. (B, L)
Sn=Snacks, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
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