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Travelmarvel

Wonders of Africa

Windhoek to Nairobi

Trip Code: AFTNX22
22 Days
49 Meals
7 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • 21 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director
  • All flights within Africa
  • 49 meals - 21 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 17 dinners
  • Additional services of local guides and expert game trackers
  • Enjoy the opportunity to embark on 15 exciting game drives
  • Aerial views of East Africa on flights between lodges
  • Tipping, game park fees and transfers

Travel & Accommodation

Children from a local village doing rock carving, Namibia
Namibian Himba Tribe

Discover an ancient culture and way of life after an encounter with the nomadic Himba tribe of Namibia

Waterfall in between body of water and mountain with road, Africa
Avani Victoria Falls Resort

Walk on the wild side of Africa with the iconic Victoria Falls right on your doorstep, or relax in modern comfort

Safari tour observing an elephant up close
Small Group 4WD Safaris

Explore the game parks and reserves of Kenya and Tanzania from the comfort of a private 4WD vehicle

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, tipping, all flights and taxes in Africa 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 for land and specified flights only. Flights not specified in the itinerary are not included in the price
Africa Map AFTNX22 2019

Windhoek to Nairobi

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

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 to town, your hotel is an oasis of lush gardens and a tranquil pool to relax beside after a day of travel. Tonight, settle in to your elegant room before a Welcome Reception and Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant with African-inspired cuisine.

Stay: Windhoek, Safari Court Hotel (or similar)

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  • Dinner
INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Head towards the Sossusvlei Lodge, your home for the next two nights.


Today’s adventure takes you to Sossusvlei, home to the famous pan 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. Admire the towering sand dunes in the region as you make your way through the unspoilt desert beauty of the Namib Desert. En route to your stylish lodge, delight in a picnic lunch among the sand dunes.

Stay: Two Nights, Sossusvlei Lodge

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Your adventure continues with a visit to Sesriem Canyon, one of the few places in the area that holds water all year round. The canyon has been carved by the Tsauchab River over millions of years, and now stands as a testament to the once mighty movements of the river.


Awake to a day that is ripe with adventure. Discover Sossusvlei, a salt and clay pan found at the tail of the Tsauchab River in one of Africa’s largest conservation areas. Even in the rainiest of years, the dry, cracked earth will absorb any moisture, leaving no evidence to any rain at all. Literally translated to “dead-end marsh”, the Sossusvlei pan stops the mighty Tsauchab River from flowing into the Atlantic Ocean. From the stark white colour of the pan, to the rust-coloured sand dunes and the rich blue hue of the sky, the landscape paints a striking image that is guaranteed to stay with you long after your trip has come to an end.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Dinner this evening is at renowned The Tug Restaurant. Savour fresh seafood, dry-aged meats and enticing desserts. During your meal, look out onto spectacular scenery from your table thanks to the restaurant’s superb location on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.


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. This species consists of only two leaves which grow with the plant, similar to a limb, from seedling all the way into adulthood. The larger species are thought to be between 1,000 to 2,000 years old, a triumph of survival in such a harsh and parched climate. 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 Hotel

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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.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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.


Your journey continues as you depart for Etosha National Park. This evening, enjoy dinner at your lodge before retiring to your room to relax ahead of an early start tomorrow morning.

Stay: Two Nights, Etosha National Park, Epacha Game Lodge and Spa (or similar)

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  • Breakfast
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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Rise early for an exciting morning of game driving.


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. Animal sightings are almost guaranteed around the park’s waterholes. Lookout for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, lions and giraffes that call the park home. After a heavy rain, the salt pan also attracts flocks of brightly-coloured flamingoes. This evening, you may like to embark on an exciting night safari to spot rare wildlife.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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, guests can discover more about the large cats and visit cheetahs in the rehabilitation enclosures.


Following breakfast, head back to Windhoek. After a special Insider Experience, enjoy a light lunch before continuing onwards to Windhoek. This evening, delight in a Farewell Dinner.

Stay: Windhoek, Safari Court Hotel (or similar)

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Settle in to your thatched bungalow at Motswari Private Game Reserve then head out on an exciting game drive.


Farewell Namibia before boarding an included flight to Johannesburg where you’ll be whisked via Hoedspruit to a private concession of land within Greater Kruger National Park. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Greater Kruger National Park, Motswari Private Game Reserve

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This evening, enjoy an authentic outdoor boma dinner beneath the starlit sky. Listen out for the sounds of curious wildlife observing from the shadows.


Rise before the sun and head out onto the savannah plains. Thorn thickets, savannah grasslands and riverine bush alive with curious critters, climb aboard your open-roof 4WD vehicle and set off on an exciting morning game drive. Greater Kruger National Park is the perfect place to look for the Big Five as well as a host of smaller mammals. A morning game drive is the optimum time to spot some of Africa’s most iconic creatures. The sun is yet to reach its peak, the temperature is still cool and animals are very active. Many predators usually return from a night of hunting around this time. Return to your lodge for breakfast before some spending time at leisure. Perhaps relax on your verandah with a good book, or lounge by the pool. After lunch, enjoy the chance to head out into the bush with a guide. Keep on the look out for slumbering lions and Cape Buffalo grazing. After your morning and afternoon game drives, make a toast to another successful day spent on safari with a drink in hand while taking in a glorious sunset.

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Are you ready for even more wildlife watching? A morning game drive will give you yet another chance to scour the park’s diverse landscapes for wildlife. You’ll fly back to Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city. First established as a gold-mining settlement, the city is steeped in rich history. With an afternoon at leisure, perhaps spend time exploring Soweto, the hometown of Nelson Mandela. Spend the evening relaxing at your hotel, or perhaps venture out and explore the nearby shops and peruse the restaurants on offer.

Stay: Johannesburg, Southern Sun Hyde Park

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After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your included flight to Victoria Falls. On arrival, head to the World Heritage-listed site where a local guide will reveal to you the wonders of the Zimbabwe side of this natural spectacle. The Kololo tribe who lived in the area in the 1800s named the falls ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, which translates to ‘The Smoke That Thunders’. See the columns of mist which rise from the falls from miles away.The Zimbabwe side of the falls is also home to the Victoria Falls Rainforest - the only place on Earth where it rains all day and night thanks to its proximity to the falls. Perhaps glimpse the unique flora as well as baboons, monkeys, mongoose and the flashy Schalow’s turaco that thrive here. Afterwards, cross over to Zambia, where you’ll check in to the Avani. Later this afternoon, perhaps wander the immaculate grounds and meet the resident zebras and giraffes that roam the resort, or take the short stroll to the Victoria Falls Lookout. Alternatively, choose to relax inside your comfortable room.

Stay: Three Nights, Livingstone, AVANI Victoria Falls Resort

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Today is dedicated to exploring Victoria Falls from every angle in your own time. During your free day, perhaps enjoy a helicopter or microlight flight, taking in the vast expanse of the falls from the sky. Or, head out on a sunset cruise along the Zambezi, keeping an eye out for wildlife along the way.

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Savour breakfast at your hotel before crossing the Zambezi River by ferry into Botswana and onwards to renowned Chobe National Park. The park is known for having one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. Go in search of elephants, the giants of the natural world, with a game drive through the park. Perhaps glimpse young calves gambolling around or watching as a matriarch leads her herd to drink from a water hole. A highlight of a visit to Chobe National Park is the combination of wildlife, birdlife and reptiles that inhabit the banks of the Chobe River. Following lunch, take a cruise along the Chobe River and spot wildlife from a whole new perspective. Return to Livingstone this evening.

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Today, Kenya’s capital calls. Fly east 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 two restaurants on offer at your hotel (own expense).

Stay: Nairobi, Eka Hotel

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  • Dinner
INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Arrive at Kati Kati Tented Camp in the central Serengeti. Relax by the campfire before dinner, then retire to your tented room with an ensuite.


Transfer to your flight from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro and onto Serengeti National Park. The name can be translated from the Maasai language to mean ‘the place where the land runs forever’. This vast land is best-known as a host to the epic Great Migration that cuts through its plains. The Serengeti is also famous for its predators such as lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas, who spend their days pursuing impalas, zebras, buffalo, gazelle and more. Listen out for the sounds of the wild as you retire for the day in preparation for the excitement to come.

Stay: Three Nights, Serengeti National Park, Kati Kati Tented Camp

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A full-day of game drives at Serengeti National Park offers yet another window into life in Africa’s animal kingdom. In the morning, head out in search of wildlife, armed with your camera ready to capture the wildlife and iconic landscapes that appear before you. Return to your camp for lunch before another round of game spotting. The day draws to a conclusion with a carefully prepared dinner this evening.

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From an elusive leopard lazing in the shade of a tree, to a braying zebra, trumpeting elephant and chuffing lion, today is a further chance to commit to memory all the sights and sounds of the African savannah.

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Leave the Serengeti behind and take to the skies, where you’ll enjoy aerial sightseeing en route to the endless rolling plains of the Masai Mara. This region is famous for its big cat population, including leopards, lions and cheetahs. The vast open spaces provide excellent game viewing, which is why this reserve is one of the most well-regarded for wildlife in all of Africa. Upon touching down, keep an eye out for elephant herds making their way to the nearest waterhole, as well as towering giraffes poking through tree tops in search of acacia leaves. This afternoon, head out on a game drive. You’ll no doubt notice how unique these landscapes are compared to those you experienced in Southern Africa.

Stay: Three Nights, Masai Mara, Mara Leisure Camp

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit a Maasai Village and meet the locals. Learn about the unique Maasai culture and the long-standing traditions.


Rise early ahead of today’s game drive to discover the morning rituals of some of Africa’s world-renowned wildlife. The Masai Mara delivers those quintessential safari scenes of powerful predators who stalk unsuspecting prey. Thanks to your expert game driver/tracker, you’ll enjoy a remarkable morning in the wild on the prowl for wildlife. Whether it be a lone elephant silhouetted by an acacia tree, or a cheetah stalking through the grass in search of its next meal, tick off those wildlife sightings you’ve been dreaming about. Return to the lodge for a delicious lunch before a free afternoon.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This evening, delight in an incredible bush Farewell Dinner underneath the African night sky, a perfect end to an exciting journey.


Perhaps experience the Masai Mara from the skies on a magical hot-air balloon ride. 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 lunch before a free afternoon.

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Be transferred to the airstrip after breakfast and fly to Nairobi where your memorable adventure comes to an end.

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