2018: Jewels of Africa with Kruger National Park Area (IQBG)
14 days from Nairobi to Johannesburg
|Call (620) 792-2458 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13900954|
|Offer valid through 6/30/2018|
|Day 1||Nairobi||Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.|
|Day 2||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||Johannesburg||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||Victoria Falls||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||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||Kruger National Park Area||Today, fly to the KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA and transfer to your lodge in a private game reserve. The Kruger area is famous for its abundance of wildlife, so you have a great chance to see the 'Big 5'-lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo. Other animals you may see include kudu, impala, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, wildebeest, and more! This afternoon, embark on your first GAME DRIVE and stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS as the sun sets over the bushveld. (B,D)|
|Day 12||Kruger Area||Enjoy two full days of game viewing in this wondrous land. Wake up early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover. Your skilled tracker and professional Ranger will help you learn more about this special ecosystem as you view wildlife up close. After breakfast at your lodge, take advantage of some free time. Swim in the pool, read a book, or enjoy a drink at the bar. Tea will be served prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. As the sun sets, stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush! Return to your lodge in time to freshen up before dinner. (B,L,D daily)|
|Day 13||Kruger Area||Enjoy two full days of game viewing in this wondrous land. Wake up early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover. Your skilled tracker and professional Ranger will help you learn more about this special ecosystem as you view wildlife up close. After breakfast at your lodge, take advantage of some free time. Swim in the pool, read a book, or enjoy a drink at the bar. Tea will be served prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. As the sun sets, stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush! Return to your lodge in time to freshen up before dinner. (B,L,D daily)|
|Day 14||Departure||Your stay ends with one final GAME DRIVE this morning before flying to Johannesburg to connect with your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5:30 pm. (B)NOTE:Game drives are shared with other lodge guests. *Any intra-vacation flights are additional and are available for purchase. Please call or visit the Monograms website for details.|
|US$ Price Details|
Dates & Prices do not include air travel. 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 $2,555. Required intra-vacation air segments are Maasai Mara/Johannesburg; Johannesburg/Victoria Falls; Victoria Falls/Cape Town; Cape Town/Kruger; Kruger/Johannesburg. 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.2019 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2018.NOTES:
- Bottled water is included on all game drives in the Maasai Mara.
- All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.
- Consult with your physician for the latest health requirements for travel to Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe .
- We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough while driving on/off game park trails.
- Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles and flights in Kenya, your suitcase must be soft-sided and cannot exceed 33 lbs including hand luggage.