Windoek to Nairobi
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Map & Itinerary
- 21 nights in premium accommodation
- Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director, local guides and expert game trackers
- All flights within Africa
- 54 meals - 21 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 19 dinners
- Set off on a game drive through Etosha National Park, habitat of elephants, leopards, giraffes and more
- Discover the ancient culture and way of life of the nomadic Himba tribe of Namibia
- Aerial views of East Africa on flights between lodges
- Enjoy the opportunity to embark on 16 exciting game drives
Map & Itinerary
- Itinerary subject to change
- Prices include transfers, tipping and all flights and taxes in Africa as per itinerary and medical emergency evacuation services in Namibia and East Africa
- Surcharges will apply if not flying internationally with South African Airways booked by Travelmarvel
- Prices are land only. Flights not included (unless specified)
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Arrive Windhoek (Namibia)
Arrive in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital and the social, economic, political and cultural centre of the country. You’ll be met and transferred from the airport to your hotel. Conveniently located close to town, your hotel is an oasis of lush gardens and a pool to relax beside after a day of travel. Tonight, settle in to your elegant room before a Welcome Reception and Dinner at a local restaurant serving delicious African-inspired cuisine.
Stay: Windhoek, Hotel Thule or similarDaily :
Venture to Sesriem Canyon, one of the few places in the area that holds water all year round, and enjoy a picnic lunch among the sand dunes.
Admire the towering sand dunes in the region as you make your way through the unspoilt desert beauty of the Namib Desert towards Sossusvlei, your home for the next two nights.
Today’s adventure takes you to Sossusvlei, where you’ll enjoy a day of Insider Experiences. Tonight, reminisce about the day's adventures over dinner.
Stay: Two Nights, Sossusvlei Lodge or similarDaily :
Discover Sossusvlei, a salt and clay pan found at the tail of the Tsauchab River in one of Africa’s largest conservation areas. Set off for the sand dunes this morning on a 4WD adventure, travelling through a riverbed of thick sand as you traverse the desert landscape to take in some of the world’s tallest sand dunes. The largest is known as Big Daddy and reaches approximately 325 metres.
Enjoy more time discovering Sossusvlei, as well as the haunting yet spectacular Deadvlei. Translating to ‘dead marsh’, this area is every photographer’s paradise; the contrast of colours from the dark, dead camel thorn trees growing out from the white pan floor makes for a striking image.Daily :
Dinner this evening is at renowned The Tug Restaurant, complete with views of the Atlantic Ocean. Savour fresh seafood, dry-aged meats and enticing desserts.
En route to Swakopmund, make a stop at Welwitschia Plains and discover the Welwitschia, an ancient plant unique to the plant kingdom found on the Namibian coat of arms. Continue to the Moon Landscape, otherwise known as 'Moon Valley'. Stop to admire the rocky granite valley which has been carved by the Swakop River over millions of years to produce the picturesque, moon-like landscape it is today. You’ll then make your way onwards to Swakopmund, Namibia’s adventure capital.
Stay: Two Nights, Swakopmund, Strand HotelDaily :
The day is yours to discover Swakopmund at your own pace. Perhaps take a leisurely stroll along the seaside promenade, or wander the city’s streets and admire the Germanic-inspired architecture, evidence of the city’s colonial past. Alternatively, you might like to enhance your experience and embark on a Scenic Namib Desert flight and take in bird’s-eye views of Swakopmund, the Namib Desert and more. Or, you might like to take a Walvis Bay cruise to glimpse playful dolphins, leather-back turtles or even majestic humpback whales.Daily :
Swakopmund, Etosha National Park
Your journey continues as you depart for Etosha National Park and enjoy a chance for wildlife viewing along the way. This evening, enjoy dinner at your lodge and some relaxation time.
Stay: Two Nights, Etosha National Park, Epacha Game Lodge and Spa or similarDaily :
Etosha National Park
Visit Omapaha Himba Village and take in the incredible chance to meet Namibia’s semi-nomadic group. Learn about their unique way of life and ancient culture that has withstood time.
Etosha National Park is home to a salt pan so large, the vast, white expanse can be seen from space. Despite this, wildlife is abundant. On your game drive today, animal sightings are almost guaranteed around the park’s waterholes. Look out for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, lions and giraffes that call the park home. After heavy rain, the salt pan also attracts flocks of brightly-coloured flamingos. Later enjoy your Insider Experience. This evening perhaps you may like to embark on an exciting night safari to spot rare wildlife – additional expense.Daily :
Visit AfriCat, a centre for conservation, education and rehabilitation for the predatory cats of Africa. The mission here is clear: to achieve the long-term conservation of Namibia’s large carnivores through education. Here, you can discover more about the large cats and visit cheetahs in the rehabilitation enclosures.
Following breakfast, stop for your Insider Experience before a light lunch and onwards to Windhoek. This evening, delight in a special Farewell Dinner.
Stay: Windhoek, Hotel Thule or similarDaily :
Windhoek, Nairobi (Kenya)
Today, Kenya’s capital calls. Fly to Nairobi, the beating heart of East Africa. The city is abuzz with a vibrant cultural scene and dynamic night life. Tonight, you might like to enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants on offer at your hotel at your own expense.
Stay: Nairobi, Ole Sereni HotelDaily :
Nairobi, Amboseli National Park
Head for Amboseli National Park, arriving at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge in time for lunch. Located against the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro and in the heart of this world-famous national park, the lodge offers you the perfect base from which to embark on your Kenyan safari. After lunch, you will enjoy an afternoon game drive to look for the Big Five as well as hippos and a variety of water fowl which can be found near the park’s wetlands. It is a truly incredible spectacle to see these animals free-ranging across the plains or wallowing in the swamps, all with Mt Kilimanjaro looming majestically in the background. Sundowner drinks at Observation Hill rounds out a perfect first game drive in Amboseli National Park. You’ll then return to the lodge for dinner.
Stay: Two Nights, Amboseli National Park, Amboseli Serena Safari LodgeDaily :
Amboseli National Park
The morning takes you to a traditional village where you’ll interact with the Maasai to learn about their daily life.
Wake early then enjoy some tea and a snack in preparation for another exciting day. For this afternoon’s game viewing, your expert game driver tracker will be on hand to ensure you get the best possible chances to see the animals of Kenya.Daily :
Amboseli National Park, Nairobi, Lake Nakuru National Park
Take a short flight to Nairobi, then continue by 4WD to Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, arriving in time for lunch. Perhaps take advantage of the lodge’s beautiful surrounds on a stunning nature walk around the property. The afternoon is all about wildlife spotting, with an afternoon game drive.
Stay: Two Nights, Lake Nakuru Sopa LodgeDaily :
Lake Nakuru National Park
Bound by rocky escarpments and brimming with hordes of animals, a day of game drives at Lake Nakuru National Park offers yet another glimpse into life in Africa’s animal kingdom. Later, return to your lodge, where a delicious dinner awaits your taste buds.Daily :
Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara
Soak up the dramatic landscapes of the Great Rift Valley, which stretches from the Middle East all the way to Mozambique. Onwards to the Masai Mara, where vast open spaces provide excellent game viewing. At certain times of the year, you may see enormous herds of wildebeest, gazelle and zebra during the incredible Great Migration. This afternoon, head out on an exhilarating game drive.
Stay: Three Nights, Masai Mara, Fig Tree CampDaily :
Perhaps experience the Masai Mara from the skies on a magical hot-air balloon ride – additional expense. Enjoy breakfast while hearing the sounds of the bush as you get ready to head out on another game drive. Return to the lodge for a delicious lunch before a free afternoon gives you the chance to relax and unwind.Daily :
Delight in a memorable bush dinner this evening and experience the flavours of the region.
Experience the beauty of an African sunrise and discover the morning rituals of the local wildlife accompanied with a light snack ahead of today’s first game drive. Afterwards, a delicious breakfast awaits before the rest of the morning at leisure. Enjoy this afternoon’s game drive to catch a close-up look at the animals that call the expansive grasslands of the Masai Mara home.Daily :
Masai Mara, Nairobi, Arusha (Tanzania)
Transfer to the airstrip and board your scheduled flight to Nairobi. From here, you will board a flight to Kilimanjaro Airport, where you will be transferred to your incredible game lodge.
Stay: Arusha, Mount Meru Game LodgeDaily :
Arusha, Lake Manyara, Mto wa Mbu, Ngorongoro Crater
Travel to the tiny village of Mto wa Mbu to visit a local school and see what daily life is like for the students. You’ll end the tour at a local restaurant where you can try a range of East African dishes.
Enjoy a morning game drive at Lake Manyara, famous for its flamingos and baboons which reside here. As you head off-road, keep an eye out for the tree-climbing lions. After your Insider Experience, head to your charming accommodation, set in the coffee plantations with views of the Oldeani Volcano.
Stay: Farm House Valley LodgeDaily :
Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park
Arrive at Kati Kati Tented Camp and relax before dinner, then retire to your tented room with an ensuite and sleep under the African sky.
Explore World Heritage-listed Ngorongoro Crater. Marvel at the lush green scenery as you descend down the high crater walls. Enjoy a picnic lunch and go in search of the unique wildlife. Continue by 4WD to Oldupai Gorge and explore one of the most important archaeological sites. It’s then onto Serengeti National Park.
Stay: Two Nights, Serengeti National Park, Kati Kati Tented CampDaily :
Serengeti National Park
Enjoy a full-day of game drives. In the morning, head out in search of wildlife, armed with your camera ready to capture the wildlife that appears before you. Return to your camp for lunch, then later, it’s your afternoon game drive.Daily :
Serengeti National Park, Arusha
Depart Serengeti National Park for your flight back to Arusha for the night. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner.
Stay: Arusha, Mount Meru Game LodgeDaily :
Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Depart Nairobi
Be transferred to Nairobi Airport for your onward flight home.Daily :
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