17 days african transverse

Day 1 Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa

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Welcome to Africa! Upon arrival you are met by a guide and escorted to your hotel. Enjoy the night to relax, as tomorrow morning your African journey begins.

Day 2 Embark the Zambezi Queen | Kasane, Botswana

Ship1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner

After breakfast, fly to Kasane, Botswana and board the elegant Zambezi Queen on the Chobe River. Later this afternoon, enjoy the riverside scenery before your Welcome Cocktail and Dinner on board.17 days african transverse

Day 3 Chobe River

Ship1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

This morning embark on a boat safari to explore the Chobe River’s spectacular game viewing. Then journey back to the Zambezi Queen for lunch and time to relax on board. Later today, enjoy a slightly different version of a river safari aboard a special double decker barge which allows you to venture into the southern channels. This excursion offers you an unusual viewpoint to observe hippos and elephants in their natural habitat.

Day 4 Chobe National Park

Ship1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Join a full-day safari of Chobe National Park in open-top 4×4 vehicles. Chobe National Park is home to one of the most dense populations of wildlife in Africa. Be on the lookout for elephants, giraffe, zebra, sable, warthog, and cape buffalo. Prides of lions, hyenas, and more rarely cheetahs are normally visible along the way.

17 days african transverse Lunch includes a delicious picnic served up under the trees.

Day 5 Kasenu Village

Ship1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

This morning, enjoy an unforgettable visit to a typical African village to experience the local culture first hand. Spend time with the children of the village as well as its elders and learn about their day-to-day life. After lunch on board, you can choose your afternoon activity including an afternoon safari by boat, bird watching, or fishing. Tonight your crew hosts an African-themed dinner complete with singing and dancing.

Day 6 Disembark | Victoria Falls

Destination1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner

Transfer to legendary Victoria Falls, one of the nature’s greatest natural wonders. Settle into your hotel and spend the afternoon exploring the town or experience one of the many activities offered at your hotel. This evening you have a special cocktail reception aboard an iconic steam train followed by dinner

Day 7 Victoria Falls

Destination1 Breakfast

Join a local guide for a tour of remarkable Victoria Falls, more commonly referred to as the smoke that thunders. The afternoon is free for independent activities. Relax and enjoy the amenities of your iconic hotel, walk into town, or perhaps take an optional outing including a helicopter ride or wildlife trail walk. Tonight, embark on a private and festive Sundowner cruise complete with drinks, tapas and music.

Day 8 Victoria Falls | Johannesburg

Hotels1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner

After breakfast, a flight to Johannesburg brings you to the largest city in South Africa. After arriving at your hotel, settle into your suite and relax in the park-like setting. Before dinner, gather for an informative discussion on the day-to-day life of the South African bushmen in the Kalahari Desert.

Day 9 Johannesburg

Hotels1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Head out this morning for a fascinating look at Johannesburg and the rich history it has to share, from colonialism to apartheid, and finally democracy. Get an in-depth look at Soweto, the center of the uprising against the apartheid state. Walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela and explore the colorful neighborhoods, parks and squares of Soweto. A visit to the Apartheid Museum is also on the agenda. Enjoy a delicious “township” lunch along the way.

Day 10 Arusha, Tanzania

Hotel1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner

Fly to Arusha, via Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where you are met by a guide at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfered to the Arusha Coffee Lodge. The lodge provides a peaceful and calming retreat before you start your Tanzanian safari.

Day 11 Arusha | Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Hotel1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Enjoy a scenic drive to Tarangire. Take an afternoon safari drive, followed by a visit to a Masai village. Spend two nights in a tree house that rests on the branches of thousand-year-old marula and baobab trees overlooking Treetops’ private reserve.

Day 12 Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Hotel1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Enjoy a full day of activities including game drives and a sunset drive in the bush. The meals at Treetops are also their own unique experiences to be enjoyed.

Day 13 Tarangire | Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Hotels1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive and picnic lunch. Then on to the renowned Ngorongoro Manor.

Day 14 Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Hotels1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Enjoy a full day of exploration of the Ngorongoro Crater. Once a gigantic volcano, it is the largest intact caldera in the world and shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. A picnic hamper lunch is served on the crater floor. After lunch, explore more of the crater before heading back to the Manor for evening cocktails, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Day 15 Ngorongoro | Serengeti, Tanzania

Hotels1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to Manyara Airstrip for your Serengeti flight. Upon your arrival, enjoy a game drive en route to the luxurious camp where your lunch is served. This afternoon, it is time for another drive.

Day 16 Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Hotels1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Today you have two game drives exploring the vast Serengeti, one in the morning and another after lunch. It is not possible to say with any accuracy where the Great Migration of the Wildebeest is located at any one time. There are a number of determining factors; however, one can be assured that if there is a good chance of seeing it, then this can be accomplished from the Pioneer Camp or Migration Camp.

Day 17 Serengeti | Arusha, Tanzania | Return Home

1 Breakfast

This morning take your final safari drive. Then transfer to the airstrip for your flight back to Arusha. Lunch is served in the gardens of the lodge before your final transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport. Do not schedule onward flights before 6:00 pm. Impala shuttle

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