Best of Eastern & Southern Africa

9 nights • From $9,847

Africa's top wildlife destinations in a single safari

This ultimate safari across four African countries unites destinations that most travelers take two trips to visit, yet without any rush! Encounter an abundance of animals in the Masai Mara and Okavango Delta, witness a thundering Victoria Falls and relax in stunningly beautiful Cape Town.
9 Nights
4 Destinations
Destination

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Day 2-5

There's something about the big skies, endless savanna and red-robed Maasai sharing their tribal lands with the big game of Africa, that's simply captivating. Camps and lodges range from modern Maasai to colonial 'Out of Africa', and most offer hot air balloon rides, which, from July-September, will reveal thousands of wildebeest having migrated here from the Serengeti.

Accommodation

Governors' Camp

3 Nights

This traditional Masai Mara tented camp was originally reserved for Kenya's colonial Governors, hence its name and prime wildlife-viewing position alongside the Mara River. Turn this family-friendly safari into the trip of a lifetime, with a Governor's hot-air balloon flight.

Destination

Nairobi, Kenya

Day 5-6

There are all sorts of good reasons to enjoy a short stay in Kenya's capital city of Nairobi, like visiting the Giraffe Center to hand-feed tame Rothschild's giraffes, and the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which rescues orphaned elephants and rhinos. Both are such heartwarming experiences. Also of interest are the Karen Blixen Museum and African curio markets.

Accommodation

Hemingways Nairobi

1 Night

This 5-star plantation-style hotel is a flawless way to start or finish your East African safari. Delightful staff (such as a private butler), along with exquisite food and views of Hemingway's ?Green Hills of Africa?, make a stay here praiseworthy.

Destination

Livingstone, Zambia

Day 6-8

Dare you take a dip in Devil's Pool right on the edge of Victoria Falls? Many do and see the falls from a unique vantage point very close up. Witnessing the magnificence of Victoria Falls is one of those must-sees, made even more appealing by staying in beautiful Zambezi riverside lodges, with sunset cruises to see Mosi-oa-Tunya, 'The Smoke That Thunders'.

Accommodation

Toka Leya

2 Nights

Relaxing beside the Zambezi with elephants wandering past is the ideal start or finish to your African safari. Spend mornings boating on the river, game viewing or visiting Victoria Falls, and afternoons at the spa, practicing yoga, or watching the river flow.

Destination

Cape Town, South Africa

Day 11-14

Some say Table Mountain's quarzitic crystals emanate a positive energy over this most beautiful city. Undoubtedly everyone feels happy in Cape Town, which could also be the sunny weather, sandy beaches, or proximity to water, with two oceans meeting at Cape Point (or is that a myth?). Come find out and enjoy all the sights of Cape Town and its winelands.

Accommodation

Victoria & Alfred Hotel

3 Nights

Staying in this perfectly located hotel with ample amenities is like being given a key to the city. Watched over by Table Mountain, and you are in the bustling heart of V&A Waterfront: a working harbor with shopping, contemporary art, and seafood.

Destination

Cape Town, South Africa

Day 14

Some say Table Mountain's quarzitic crystals emanate a positive energy over this most beautiful city. Undoubtedly everyone feels happy in Cape Town, which could also be the sunny weather, sandy beaches, or proximity to water, with two oceans meeting at Cape Point (or is that a myth?). Come find out and enjoy all the sights of Cape Town and its winelands.

Accommodation

Victoria & Alfred Hotel

0 Nights

Staying in this perfectly located hotel with ample amenities is like being given a key to the city. Watched over by Table Mountain, and you are in the bustling heart of V&A Waterfront: a working harbor with shopping, contemporary art, and seafood.

Destination

Cape Town, South Africa

Day 14

Depart

Best of Eastern & Southern Africa

Africa's top wildlife destinations in a single safari

9 Nights
4 Destinations

From

$9,847

This is a sample itinerary and the price is an estimate, used for rough planning purposes only and is subject to change. Actual prices and availability must be finalized by one of our trip planners who will contact and confirm pricing with all accommodations and operators.

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In Our Travelers' Words

At the end of the day our travelers are most qualified to describe the African safari experience, and they certainly say it best.

The Peacock Family
Multi-Generational Safari

"Our youngest, Emily is almost 7. And mom and dad are in their late 70's. And the rest of us fall somewhere in between - and I can tell you we ALL just had the best time! It's tricky to have a plan that appeals to everyone. The thought of our daily adventure was so exciting, that no one minded the early morning wake-ups - not even the teenagers! They were often the first ones on the jeep - as they couldn't wait to start the drive each day."

The Ousterhout Family
Family Safari

"My father-in-law had always wanted to go to Africa, and invited us all to go with him to celebrate his 80th birthday. We went with no expectations, and the trip was beyond anything we could have imagined. In each camp we were exhilarated to be so unbelievably close to animals. Our guides really turned the safari into an educational experience for the girls with in-depth discussions on not just the wildlife, but also history, culture, and the relationship between tourism and the environment. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip – but we hope to return."

Tamar Sherer & Chris Cooper
Active Safari

"This was our fourth trip to Africa, and by far the best. We keep going back because we love the whole experience: the people, the wildlife, their behavior, the environment, the accommodations, the music, everything. We chose Bushtracks for this custom adventure with two goals: to see the migration and to see the gorillas. Experiencing the migration was like witnessing a miracle in process. Could it get any better? Yes - the gorilla treks were the most exhausting thing we've ever done, but worth every exhilarating ache. Amazing!"

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