Golden Trails Of Africa
Visit Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and South Africa on this 19 day safari/cruise expedition.
Day 1 – Overnight flight to Nairobi, Kenya.
Day 2 – Arrive in Nairobi where you will have the evening free to explore Nairobi.
Day 3 – Nairobi – Amboseli – Drive to Amboseli National Park for a spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Emjoy game drives through this stunning landscape. The home of the Maasai people, you will observe herds of elephant, cape buffalo, impala, lion, zebra and water fowl.
Day 4 – Amboseli – Morning and afternoon game drives where you encounter rhinos, cheetahs, and wildebeests. Visit traditional manyatas settlements of the Maasai where you will have a traditional feast and tribal dancing overlooking a big game waterhole.
Day 5 – Amboseli – Lake Manyara – Drive to Lake Manyara National Park to see tree-climbing lions, hippos, wildebeests, warthogs and giraffes. Also view over 300 migratory birds.
Day 6 – Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro National Park – Early morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. In Ngorongoro Conservation area, visit Ngorongoro Archaeological Museum and see fossilized remains of some of man’s oldest ancestors.
Day 7 – Ngorongoro National Park – Known as “the eighth wonder of the world,” the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s best known wildlife areas. Enjoy a full day game drive where 25,000 large mammals wander the plains-bull elephants, lions, wildebeests and buffalo.
Day 8 – Ngorongoro National Park – Serengeti National Park – Drive to Serengeti National Park for the next three nights. The park offers not only all the members of The Big Five, but also the annual migration of the wildebeests, an awe-inspiring sight.
Day 9 – Serengeti National Park – Tanzania’s greatest park is dominated by a spectacle of wildlife. Lion prides, leopards, cheetahs, and all three species of the African jackal, along with spotted hyena, blue wildebeest and 500-plus bird species. Daily morning and afternoon game drives.
Day 10 – Serengeti National Park – Morning and afternoon game drives through Tanzania’s greatest park.
Day 11 – Serengeti National Park – Arusha – Johannesburg – Fly to Johannesburg and enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure. This is a good time to buy those souvenirs.
Day 12 – Johannesburg – Zambezi Queen – Fly to Victoria Falls and transfer to Kasane. Here, board the Zambezi Queen, docked on the Chobe River. Depart for sunset cruise.
Day 13 – Zambezi Queen – Disembark for game drive in Chobe National Park, home of one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Encounter elephants, leopards, lions, gazelle and buffalo. Later, venture out on a tender boat for close-up views of the wild animals gathering along the river. Enjoy a delicious Boma dinner ashore, savoring the distinct flavors of Africa.
Day 14 – Zambezi Queen – Begin your day with a visit to Kasenu village where you will have time to shop for local artifacts. Board a mokono to explore the waterways and. Relax on the beach in rustic style tents as you enjoy local delicacies cooked from a traditional wood fire oven.
Day 15 – You have a choice between a game drive in the Chobe National Park or a fishing excursion for the famous tigerfish. Late afternoon, travel by boat to observe crocodiles, hippos and elephants in their natural habitat. Enjoy a traditional African barbecue prepared by the locals.
Day 16 – Zambezi Queen – Victoria Falls – Transfer to Victoria Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders of the earth. Enjoy the afternoon to explore the city and get in more souvenir shopping.
Day 17 – Victoria Falls – Today your local guide will take you on a tour of the remarkable Victoria Falls. Later, embark on a Sundowner Cruise along the Zambezi River.
Day 18 – Today our African journey draws to a close. We bid adieu to Africa.
Day 19 – Return home reminiscing about your trip of a lifetime.
**ADDED BONUS** – Dinner in Johannesburg & Dinner in Victoria Falls with my compliments!