If you are going to visit Africa once in your life this is the ultimate trip. It visits Africa’s most iconic locations and includes our favourite bucket list activities such as viewing the great wildebeest migration and trekking for rare mountain gorillas.

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Day 1

Sabi Sands, South Africa

Fly from Johannesburg to Skukuza Airport. Transfer to Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, set within the world renowned Sabi Sand in the southern section of Kruger National Park. The reserve is home to the Big Five - elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo - as well as cheetah, wild dog and hundreds of other species of animals and birds. Highly trained and experienced rangers and trackers will ensure that your safari experience ranks amongst the best in the world. Spend three nights at the luxurious Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge. (L)(D)

Day 2

Sabi Sands, South Africa

See Day 1 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3

Sabi Sands, South Africa

See Day 1 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4

Sabi Sands, South Africa - Cape Town, South Africa

Leave the wilderness of the bush for cosmopolitan Cape Town, fondly known as the Mother City. The city is set against the backdrop of the iconic Table Mountain plateau. (B)

Day 5

Cape Town, South Africa

On day five the morning starts with a city tour which will take you by cable car to the top of Table Mountain, through the Malay Quarter, City Centre and Company Gardens. The afternoon’s private wine tour visits Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Here you will be able to sample some of South Africa’s finest wines. (B)

Day 6

Cape Town, South Africa

Day six includes a visit to Robben Island, the World Heritage Site and Museum where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Returning to the mainland, continue on a private tour to Cape Point Nature Reserve. During your time in Cape Town you’ll stay at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel. (B)

Day 7

Cape Town, South Africa - Sossusvlei, Namibia

Fly to Windhoek, connecting on to Kulala Desert Lodge located within the arid Namib Desert. This is the perfect location to explore the spectacular world-famous dunes of Sossusvlei. There will also be opportunities to view desert wildlife on nature drives and walks. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8

Sossusvlei, Namibia

See Day 7 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 9

Sossusvlei, Namibia - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Return to Windhoek and fly on to Victoria Falls. Known locally as ‘the smoke that thunders’, the Falls are one of the most majestic sights on the African continent. Stay at the stately Victoria Falls Hotel. This evening watch the sunset while cruising on the Zambezi River. (B)

Day 10

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Day 10 will start with a privately guided tour of the Falls followed by the afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 11

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Chobe, Botswana

Transfer by road to Chobe Game Lodge, the only lodge inside Chobe National Park, situated on the game-rich riverfront. Chobe Game Lodge is perfectly placed for safaris on game viewing boats or 4X4 game drive vehicles. (B)(L)(D)

Day 12

Chobe, Botswana

See Day 11 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 13

Chobe, Botswana - Okavango Delta, Botswana

Transfer by light aircraft to Mombo Camp in the Okavango Delta, one of the most incredible wilderness sanctuaries in Africa. Mombo Camp is located on the northern tip of Chief’s Island within the Moremi Game Reserve. The area boasts enormous concentrations of plains game and predators, with the surrounding floodplains teeming with game year round. Here you can enjoy both water and land activities. (B)(L)(D)

Day 14

Okavango Delta, Botswana

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Day 15

Okavango Delta, Botswana

See Day 13 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 16

Okavango Delta, Botswana - Nairobi, Kenya

Today farewell Southern Africa and travel to the wide open plains of East Africa. Spend the night at Hemingways Hotel in Nairobi. (B)

Day 17

Nairobi, Kenya - Masai Mara, Kenya

Travel by air to Mara Plains Camp located in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy which abuts Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. This intimate camp blends the finest wildlife viewing with outstanding hospitality and guiding. Extensive traversing on the private conservancy and the Masai Mara ensures phenomenal game viewing. (B)(L)(D)

Day 18

Masai Mara, Kenya

See Day 17 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 19

Masai Mara, Kenya

See Day 17 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 20

Masai Mara, Kenya - Serengeti, Tanzania

Cross from Kenya into Tanzania by light aircraft to Serengeti Under Canvas. This is the ultimate in luxury camping, carefully positioned for close proximity to the wildlife herds of the Great Migration. Activities include twice daily game drives and a hot air balloon flight. (B)(L)(D)

Day 21

Serengeti, Tanzania

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Day 22

Serengeti, Tanzania

See Day 20 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 23

Serengeti, Tanzania - Ngorongoro, Tanzania

See Day 20 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 24

Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Today continue to the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. A full day is spent game viewing on the crater floor where endangered black rhino are protected within its rim, elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands and flamingos crowd the soda lakes. (B)(L)(D)

Day 25

Ngorongoro, Tanzania - Kigali, Rwanda

See Day 23 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 26

Kigali, Rwanda - Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Travel by road back to Kilimanjaro Airport for your scheduled flight to Kigali. Spend the night at the Kigali Serena Hotel. (B)

Day 27

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Travel to Bisate Lodge, your home for the next two nights. Bisate Lodge is an exquisite luxury lodge dedicated to sustainable conservation and community. Positioned right next to Volcanoes National Park, this is a fantastic base to visit the famous mountain gorillas. Trekking to see the magnificent mountain gorilla is like no other experience on Earth. The 60 minutes spent with the gorillas will be life changing. The experience cannot be described in words, nor pictures. (B)(L)(D)

Day 28

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda - Kigali, Rwanda

Today this incredible journey ends but the memories will stay with you forever. (B)

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