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Safari: Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe

10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Experience the best of the migration and wildlife in Kenya, then travel to Zambia to witness Victoria Falls, ending your adventure at Hwange National Park.

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Located southwest of Kenya, covering an area of 1,672 square kilometres, the Masai Mara is a land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains. Home to an excellent year-round concentration of game viewing, you can encounter more than two million wildebeest, zebra and other antelope that make up the Great Migration.

The park is also home to over 450 bird species, hyena, Bat-eared foxes, Black-backed and Side-striped jackal, baboon, warthog, topi, eland, Thomson's gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impala, waterbuck, oribi, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, hippo, crocodile and reedbuck. You will also enjoy morning and evening game drives, a hot-air balloon safari, bush dinner, nature walks and visits to Maasai cultural villages.

Nairobi offers the opportunity to explore an excellent museum as well as the historical home of Karen Blixen.

This is not a modern capital separated from the great wilderness. Located just on the outskirts is Nairobi National Park - 133 square kilometres of plains, cliffs and forest. The park is home to large herds of zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, rhino, cheetah and a large number of lions. All found here and living wild within 20 minutes from the centre of town.

Included in the intinerary is Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia which gives visitors a view of the dramatic eastern cataract that runs down the length of the mighty Victoria Falls; another highlight on the journey.

The  Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is home to numerous species including zebra, giraffe, warthog and a variety of birds and smaller animals. Elephant can often be spotted crossing the Zambezi, walking freely through the park on the Zimbabwean side of the border. Bird-watchers will be delighted to hear the park is home to 35 species of raptors such as Taita falcon, Black eagle, peregrine and Augur buzzard.

You’ll encounter pleasant drives around the park. Since there are no predators, the animals are very relaxed - making for excellent photo opportunities. The park also boasts a footbridge that sways through a cloud of spray towards 'Knife Edge', a slippery walkway that runs right along the crags. Or make your way down the slopes to the banks of the Zambezi where the 'Boiling Pot' roars away.

Hwange National Park is situated on the main road between Bulawayo and the world famous Victoria Falls.

The park is one of Africa’s finest havens for wildlife and is home to vast herds of elephants, buffalo, zebra, sable, roan, lion, leopard, wild dog, cheetah, Spotted hyena and wildebeest. Walking safaris, driving and horseback safaris are a popular way of seeing the wildlife and birds. 

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What to Expect on This Safari

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1 to 3

Welcome to the finest wildlife destination

You will be met on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and be transferred by road to the Wilson Airport. From Wilson Airport, depart with Governor’s Aviation to Musiara airstrip in the Masai Mara, followed by a short road transfer to the Little Governor’s Camp. This will be your home for the next three nights with all your meals included.

Located in the heart of the Masai Mara National Park, the camp is situated around a large waterhole with abundant bird and wildlife. The camp is accessed by boat across the Mara River. Vehicles are left on the far river bank. This ensures the camp is quiet and undisturbed. Guests may need to make way for elephant which sometimes visit the camp at lunch time.

Game viewing is superb because the camp is tucked away into a lovely corner of the forest, overlooking a marsh where elephant, waterbuck, giraffe and warthog come to drink. Enjoy game drives in the Masai Mara National Reserve, guided walking safaris,a hot air balloon safari and visits to the Maasai community.  

Meals: All meals 

Transport: Included

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4

Visit Kenya’s capital city

After a hearty breakfast at the camp, return to Musiara airstrip for your air transfer back to Wilson Airport and then a road transfer to Hemingway's Hotel. Stay on a bed-and-breakfast basis for one night.

Set between Nairobi National Park and the foot of the Ngong Hills, Hemingways is an exclusive boutique hotel far from the bustle of central Nairobi. Take an exhilarating trip to Nairobi National Park to see buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, baboon, zebra, wildebeest, rhino and cheetah. Return to the hotel for international cuisine in the fine dining restaurant.

Meals: Bed and Breakfast

Transport: Included

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5 to 6

Explore the Victoria Falls

After breakfast on your last morning in Kenya, you’ll be transported to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your scheduled commercial flight to Livingstone, Zambia. When you arrive at Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport, you’ll be transferred by road to Toka Leya Camp. Set within the Mosi-ao-Tunya National Park, the camp is a secluded safari club located upstream from Victoria Falls on the Zambian banks of the Zambezi River. Enjoy all your meals and activities for two nights. 

Take a tour to the famous Victoria Falls and go on a game drive in the Mosi-oa-Tunya Park. You can also go fishing, explore Livingstone town and watch the sunset while on a river cruise. Encounter the epic white-water rafting or bungee jumping, elephant-back safari, scenic flights and bird-watching trips.

Meals: All meals 

Transport: Included

day

7 to 9

Start your game viewing on your doorstep

Bid farewell to Zambia as you're driven from Toka Leya to Victoria Falls International Airport for your Wilderness Air flight to Little Makalolo. This will be your home for the next three nights with all your meals included.

Little Makalolo lies in one of Hwange National Park’s best wildlife viewing areas. The camp is discreetly tucked away in a teak forest and overlooks a waterhole that sees a regular procession of animals decending to drink.

You will be urged to try the different viewing hides - including one overlooking the camp’s waterhole, giving you the chance for excellent game viewing and photo opportunities. 

Experience morning and afternoon game drives in open 4x4s as well as walks with an armed guide. Expect to see large antelope herds, closely followed by their predators as well as large game species such as elephant, giraffe and buffalo. Birdlife is also abundant in the area with over 400 species recorded. Guests will also be given the opportunity to visit the nearby village for authentic cultural interactions.

Meals: All meals 

Transport: Included

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10

End of tour!

Today you’ll be driven back to Linkwasha for your Wilderness Air flight to Victoria Falls International Airport.

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