Africa Untamed Wilderness Adventures

Day 01: Arrive Johannesburg

On arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met by our representative and transfer to your hotel for check in and rest up after you long flight and adjust to the time difference for the rest of the day. Overnight at Airport Grand Hotel (Lunch and dinner not included)

Day 02: Johannesburg/Livingstone

After breakfast, transfer to Johannesburg International Airport for your flight to Livingstone On arrival at the Livingstone Airport you will be met by our representative driver/guide and transfer to your hotel for check-in and late lunch.

15h00: Meet our driver/guide in the foyer and depart on a wonderful walking tour to the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side. The statue of David Livingstone is situated here. This stunning walk is very rewarding. Returning to your hotel, settle in lounge chairs on the banks of the great Zambezi River for canapés and a sunset drink close to the banks of this great river. Dinner and overnight at Zambezi Sun Hotel.

Day 03: Livingstone

Breakfast at the hotel. 09h00: Meet our driver/guide in the foyer and depart on a guided tour to the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe side. Enjoy lunch or (High tea) at the (Queen) Victoria Hotel where the English Royalty frequented and names after Queen Victoria.

14h00: Returning to Livingstone take a drive into the town of Livingstone, paying a visit to the David Livingstone Museum where relics, artifacts and the graphically displayed life and times of this great discoverer are on display. Take a walk to visit the large local craft market before returning to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at Zambezi Sun Hotel.

Days 04, 05 & 06: Chobe/Zambezi

Breakfast and check-out. 10h00: Meet our driver/guide in the foyer and transfer via the Delta into Botswana, crossing at the narrowest point where the great Zambezi, Chobe and Okavango rivers converge. This is an exciting and geographical landmark experience as you are virtually in 4 different countries as you cross the river (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana).

Check into Chobe Safari Lodge for your 3 nights all inclusive package. All the services to be provided by the hotel. It includes your meals, safaris, river boat cruise and private boat cruise onto the great Chobe and Zambezi rivers, home to arguably the largest herd of elephants and hippos in Africa. Botswana Government has a large contingent of game rangers whose sole task it is to ensure that poachers are kept at bay and rigorously pursued. It is thus understandable that thousands of elephants, moving in large families move in herds to the safety of this incredible Okavango area. This spectacle will remain with you to be recalled with each photo and memory following you back home.

Expect unbelievable sunset cruise and morning private boat cruise, safaris either in the morning or afternoon (we work on this which you choose from), other big and small game from buffalo to giraffe, many hundreds of mischievous vervet monkey specie, many antelope species, quirky warthogs and "meerkat/mongoose" families in large colonies; bird species abound due to the prolific natural habitat, of which the eagles sour into the sky is a joy to watch. An encounter with the cat specie is also possible depending on the time of day you go on your safari. Allow this stunning area to unfold and it will speak to you through sights and sounds.

Day 07: Johannesburg

Breakfast at the hotel. 09h00: Meet your driver/guide in the foyer and transfer to Livingstone airport to depart on your flight back to Johannesburg scheduled to depart at 13h30.

15h15: On arrival in Johannesburg, transfer to Airport Grand Hotel for overnight (lunch and dinner not included).

Day 08: Johannesburg/Nairobi

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning transfer to the airport for your SA flight to Nairobi departing at 10h10. 15h15: On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, met and transfer to Fairmont Norfolk Hotel. 18h30: Met at the hotel lobby and transfer to Carnivore Restaurant for a welcome dinner. Transfer back to your hotel for overnight.

Day 09: Nairobi-Samburu

06h30: Breakfast at the hotel. 07h30: Morning transfer to Wilson Airport for your scheduled flight to Samburu Game Reserve semi-arid bush country.

08h15: Met at the airstrip and transfer to your camp. Brief game drive en-route. After check-in to your lodge on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, you have lunch and a late afternoon game drive introduces you to the unique species of this Northern Frontier District. Here, you will see the Gerenuk Gazelle, Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Oryx Antelope, Somali Ostrich and much more. With its backdrop of rocky out crops and prominent mountain ranges to the North, and its Doum Palms and Riverine forest, Samburu National Reserve has an exotic feel in it. All meals and overnight at Larsen’s Tented Camp or similar.

Day 10: Explore Samburu Game Reserve

Today you will see more of Africa’s spectacular wildlife on two exciting game drives in this fascinating game reserve. In between game drives, you could do nature walks on the lodge’s grounds or some excellent optional bird watching. Birds are abundant, with 365 species recorded, one for every day of the year. You will also enjoy watching a crocodile feeding session along the river. Take the evening atmosphere by relaxing with a cocktail before a satisfying dinner. Overnight at Larsen’s Tented Camp or similar.

Day 11: Samburu-Sweetwaters Camp

This morning after breakfast, drive to Sweetwater’s Game Sanctuary arriving on time for check-in and lunch at the camp. Afternoon game drives – cum – visit to the rescued chimpanzees’ and black rhino’s sanctuaries. The beautiful Sweetwater’s Tented Camp lies in the heart of this privately owned 24,000 acre ranch with magnificent views across the wildlife - studded plains to the snowcapped peaks of Mount Kenya. There is also a 200-acre chimpanzee sanctuary. Dinner and overnight at the Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp.

Day 12: Sweetwaters-Masai Mara

Breakfast at the camp. Transfer to Nanyuki Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Masai Mara departing at 10h00. 11h00: Met at the airstrip by camp vehicle and transfer to your camp via brief game drive en-route.

The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe; over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see Lions, Rhinos, Hippos, Crocodiles, Giraffe, Wildebeests, Zebras, Buffalo, Warthogs, Hyenas, and Jackals, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Leopard and a variety of antelopes. It is in the Mara that the most spectacular event of the natural wonders of the world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Behind their heels are predators of the savanna- Lion, Cheetah, and Wild dog, Jackal, Hyena and Vultures. Depart for an afternoon game drive until dusk. Dinner and overnight at Il Moran Camp (Note soft drinks -local beer and house wines, and laundry are included).

Day 13: Explore Masai Mara with a balloon ride experience!

You leave camp before dawn – the sky is clear, the air is brisk and the conditions are perfect. As the sun rises over the Mara plains in your balloon lifts off, a bright splash of color rises into the blue. Watch as a stunning panorama unfolds below you and the balloon’s basket becomes your lookout post for a bird’s-eye view of the beauty of Africa. Float silently just a few hundred feet above herds of wild animals. Gazelle and Impala watch curiously with their tails flagging – a warning to others that you are approaching. A pride of Lions stalks an unsuspecting herd of Wildebeest. Giraffes poke their heads out of the forest where they have been nibbling tender leaves. The tranquility of the experience is interrupted only by the occasional 'whoosh' of the air heaters.

Finally, you gently touch down, with an appetite sharpened by the fresh air, all ready for a delicious champagne breakfast in the middle of the bush. After a relaxing repast, continue honing your game spotting skills on a game drive as you make your way back to the camp. After lunch and some time to relax, enjoy a second game drive this afternoon. All meals and overnight at Il Moran Camp

Day 14: Explore Masai Mara

Your day begins with an early morning game drive taking you into the Mara plains when the animals are most active. Return to the camp for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive (alternatively depart with lunch boxes and spend the day in the reserve on a full day game drive – this will depend on the program for other clients you are sharing transport with). All meals and overnight at Il Moran Camp.

Day 15: Masai Mara/Nairobi

After breakfast transfer to the airstrip. The flight from Masai Mara to Nairobi departs at 11h00 arriving at Wilson Airport at 11h45. You will be met by Africa Untamed Wilderness Adventures representative who will transfer you to Fairmont Norfolk Hotel for day use of room. Evening transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound flight.