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Jewels of Africa 2019

11 days with Monograms   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
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Day 1 ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA.
Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2 NAIROBI–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE AREA.
Today, drive to MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya’s most famous game area. Stop for lunch en route before embarking on your first GAME DRIVE in search of the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. (B,L,D)

Day 3 MAASAI MARA AREA.
Your Driver/Guide navigates you on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES in the “Mara,” as it is called by the locals. Part of the Serengeti ecosystem, the reserve boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, generally between August and early November, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. (B,L,D)

NOTE:
The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year. 

Day 4 MAASAI MARA AREA.
Further explore this magical place during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. Watch for elephant, rhino, topi, cheetah, and more. Between drives, enjoy leisure time to relax. (B,L,D)

Day 5 MAASAI MARA AREA–NAIROBI–JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA.
After breakfast, board a plane for the quick flight back to Nairobi. Transfer to the international airport for your flight to Johannesburg. (B)

Day 6 JOHANNESBURG–VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE. 
Today, fly north to Zimbabwe. This evening, enjoy a CRUISE on the Zambezi River, which affords you a great opportunity to photograph wildlife and a spectacular Africa sunset. (B)

Day 7 VICTORIA FALLS.
Today, visit mighty VICTORIA FALLS for an awe-inspiring experience. Enjoy a PRIVATE GUIDED WALK, where you will learn the history of the falls and hear fascinating details about the surrounding flora and fauna. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

NOTE: 
During the dry season (September-December) and during dry years, water flow to Victoria Falls may be low.

Day 8 VICTORIA FALLS–CAPE TOWN.
Today, fly to beautiful Cape Town (via Johannesburg), widely referred to as the “Mother City” by locals. (B)

Day 9 CAPE TOWN. 
Start your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR with a CABLE-CAR RIDE up Table Mountain (weather permitting). Here, you will enjoy stunning views of the city and its surroundings. Next, stop at Boulders Beach, where you will visit a COLONY OF ENDANGERED AFRICAN PENGUINS, known for the unique sound they make. After lunch, continue to CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the southwesternmost point of the African continent, for incredible panoramic views. On your return journey, skirt the rocky coastline as you ascend Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the most spectacular drives in the world, then continue through the fishing village of Hout Bay. The evening is at your leisure in Cape Town. (B,L)

Day 10 CAPE TOWN.
Enjoy a full day at your leisure. Your Local Host is happy to make recommendations. (B)

Day 11 CAPE TOWN.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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All This Included
Africa is home to some of the world’s most marvelous sites, most endangered species, and most incredible people. And it’s time for YOU to experience it all! We coordinate the details for you—from hotels and transportation, to sightseeing and most meals, Monograms makes it easy to help you hit Africa’s biggest highlights.

Your African safari starts when you arrive in Nairobi. We can pick you up at the airport and help you manage the hassle of getting to your hotel. The next day, after an included breakfast, adventure off on your first game drive at Maasai Mara National Reserve – the most famous game area in Kenya. This reserve has a strong permanent population of wildlife, so stay on the lookout for the “Big 5” – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. You will spend two full days at this reserve.

Next, fly south for a quick stop in South Africa’s capital city of Johannesburg before heading to Zimbabwe. A trip to Africa wouldn’t be complete without experiencing Victoria Falls. We've arranged for you to have a private, guided walk of the mighty falls and a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, where you'll have an opportunity to take photographs of the wildlife and sip on a drink as you watch a spectacular African sunset—the perfect ending to a day of discovery!

Finally, fly into beautiful Cape Town where your Local Host® will take you on a private tour of the city’s highlights. Ascend to the top of Table Mountain, visit the penguins at Boulders Beach, and stop at the Cape of Good Hope – the southernmost point on the African continent. The following day is free to explore on your own or you can join an optional excursion. Consider a visit to the beautiful Cape winelands for a magical day winery visits and tastings. From June to December you can also choose to go whale-watching in Hermanus, the self-proclaimed whale-watching capital of the world.

With Monograms, your dream vacation to Africa doesn’t feel so far out of reach. With all of the details arranged for you, all you have to do is pack your bags and prepare for this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
  • American breakfast daily
  • 4 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • Kenya: private safari mini-bus carries up to six people, and features a pop-up roof for easy game viewing/photography; Johannesburg, Victoria Falls & Cape Town: private vehicle; private transfers to/from airport for all intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights not included.
  • This unique package brings you the best of East & Southern Africa including private guided sightseeing in Cape Town & Victoria Falls and five exciting game drives in the famed Maasai Mara!
  • Private Safari Driver/Guide in Kenya; Local Hosts in Johannesburg, Victoria Falls & Cape Town
  • Private sightseeing and game drives, as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; special features are shown in UPPERCASE
Accommodations
Nairobi: Eka Hotel Nairobi
Maasai Mara National Reserve: Mara Sopa Lodge
Johannesburg: Protea Hotel Balalaika
Victoria Falls: The Kingdom at Victoria Falls
Cape Town: SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl 
Notes
  • Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Monograms, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $1,955. Required intra-vacation air segments are Maasai Mara/Johannesburg; Johannesburg/Victoria Falls; Victoria Falls/Cape Town. Air prices were effective on July 12, 2017 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your vacation, air prices may be higher.
  • Safari package includes park entrance fees of $240 per person.
  • Upgrade to a 4x4 vehicle in Kenya is available for $70-$180 per person (depending on party size). Ask for details at time of booking.
  • Hotel upgrades are available.
  • 2019 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2018.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.