Experience the magical beauty of both Southern and East Africa with your family in this cross Africa safari. Memories that will last a lifetime as you make your way from Cape Town to the Serengeti.
Starting in Cape Town, you will be greeted by warm hospitality at one of the city’s top boutique hotels, home to your private villa for the first few nights. Your stay in the city makes it easily accessible to visit Table Mountain, the Boulders Beach penguin colony, and the Cape Peninsula. Then, continue to the stunning Cape Winelands to stay on a working wine farm made famous for its farm-to-table food offerings. Your stay in both these areas will allow you to experience a variety of world-class food, wine, art, and beautiful landscapes.
Next, you’ll head to Sabi Sands, part of the greater Kruger region renowned for its Big 5 game viewing (leopard in particular). Your private lodge offers all the amenities and little luxuries of a 5-star property. The game viewing here in this area is unsurpassed in South Africa!
Then on to your private villa on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. Here you’ll enjoy water-based activities adding variety to your safari experience during your time here. You’ll also go on a walking tour of the falls.
April – July, the falls are at their highest flow, so don’t forget to bring your poncho! The falls are impressive any time of year though, the magnitude of this world wonder never disappoints. River cruising, scenic helicopter flights, and game drives are included in your stay. There is so much to explore!
Your trip concludes at a private villa on a private reserve in the Serengeti. Tanzania is synonymous with wide-open spaces. The area consists of 350,000 acres characterized by rolling hills, koppies, thickets, waterholes, and rivers where pools contain water year-round. Thrilling wildlife activities abound as you witness the enormous herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle while exploring the diverse and spectacular landscape alongside expert guides. In addition to daily game drives, you can venture out on walking safaris and night drives – unique to this camp and location.
Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean, approximately 300 miles off the coast of East Africa across the Mozambique Channel. This epic adventure allows you to experience the very best of the world’s fourth-largest island.
It is best known for its Limestone Forests, towering Baobabs and Sacred Spiny Forests, the sparkling blue seas of Manafiafy Beach, and Mangroves – a great way to see the many varieties of birds in this region and the Vakona Community Forest. Enjoy guided nature walks, boat and kayak excursions, and trekking in each location.
Based at comfortable safari camps and lodges, you will go out daily to search for rare and elusive wildlife species found nowhere else. You’ll likely encounter ring-tailed lemurs, ruffed lemurs, and several types of sifaka lemurs, and a variety of birds and other wildlife inhabiting the forests. In addition, Madagascar is home to around half of the world’s chameleon species.
You’ll also walk in search of the most giant lemurs, the Indri, as featured in the Planet Earth documentary hosted by David Attenborough. Learn about the ongoing efforts to save the forest reserves and improve the benefits to the local communities.
Your expert guides and remotely situated camps will reveal an extraordinary world very few ever get to experience. Your trip concludes on a remote beach in northern Madagascar, where forest and ocean life meet.
This itinerary follows a high/low concept where you’ll experience the best of both luxury and more down-to-earth accommodation, all full of character and highly personable.
If you visualize safari camps overlooking waterholes and rivers, surrounded by wildlife, this itinerary will deliver. The safari camps are varied in aesthetic, with both brick and mortar cottages and traditional canvas tented rooms offering a pleasant blend of accommodation options and vantage points. This safari allows you to find three species of giraffe (Rothschilds, Reticulated & Maasai) as well as big prides of lions and numerous other game species.
For your first mornings in Africa, you will wake up at Giraffe Manor, the most iconic hotel in Nairobi. You’ll have breakfast with the giraffes and visit Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage nearby. The Netflix show “Amazing Hotels” featured this hotel, and Ellen Degeneres and Colin Firth recently stayed here. The kids will love it!
You’ll then continue to the incredible Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, home to more than 100 rhinos and your charming family-owned hilltop lodge with stunning views of Mount Kenya in the distance.
Enjoy 3 nights exploring a diverse set of safari experiences hosted by your guide as well as the owners (and their kids) who live at the lodge. The area is known for its unique wildlife species, large cats, conservation practices, and family fun.
Next, you’ll fly to northern Kenya, where you’ll enjoy 4 nights exploring a privately-owned game reserve on the edge of the Laikipia Plateau. It borders the tribal heartlands of the nomadic Samburu people. There are five thousand acres of spectacular bush overlooked by Mount Kenya and teeming with wildlife. Guided walks, game drives, horse and camel riding, fishing, and river tubing will keep you busy and provide unique safari experiences for the whole family. You’ll also get to enjoy a helicopter excursion – one of the best places in all of Africa to experience this activity.
Finally, end your trip in Kenya’s most famous national park, the world-renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve. Home to sweeping grass plains and high densities of wildlife, where you’ll experience where the inspiration for countless films like Out of Africa and the Lion King comes from.
Enjoy 4 nights here, based on your private camp on the plains. This area is open to the Serengeti, meaning you get resident wildlife in addition to transiting wildlife, making this area one of the most exciting on the planet.
The location of your camp is in the Mara Triangle, known for abundant large cats and some of the biggest prides of lions in Africa. Many nature documentaries are filmed here, get your camera ready!