36 days

Classic Africa Safari

Classic Africa Safari

The beaches, cultural diversity and slave history of the 'spice islands' of Zanzibar

Seaside holiday town of Swakopmund

Chobe National Park's river

Cape Town - South Africa's 'Mother City'

‘The smoke that thunders' - Victoria Falls

Okavango Delta by 'mokoro'

The orange blaze of Sossusvlei's desert dunes

Etosha National Park - game drives and floodlit waterholes

The black-maned tree-climbing lions and flamingos of Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Naivasha's hippos

The 'Garden of Eden' of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ngorongoro Crater

Masai Mara's mammal migrations

The flamingos of Lake Nakuru

Game drives in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Serengeti

Tented camp stays

Game drives in the Masai Mara

Trip rating
  • From Nairobi to Cape Town, this adventure combines some of East Africa's highlights with a comprehensive overland journey in southern Africa. In 36 days you'll fit a lot in but there's also lots of time to just relax and take in all the sights and sounds of Africa.

    Why we love it

    • On the plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara and within the caldera known as Ngorongoro Crater, we find the Africa of our dreams;
    • incredible abundance of wildlife can be seen roaming the wide savannahs in what has often been described as ‘nature’s playground’.
    • Southern Africa gives us wildlife encounters of varied and contrasting terrains, from wetlands to salt pans and bright orange sandy deserts
    • the magnificent Okavango Delta and perhaps the hidden jewel of African wildlife reserves – Etosha National Park. Fish River Canyon


    Day 1 - Nairobi

    • On arrival in Nairobi, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel by our Peregrine representative. You may wish to speak to our representative regarding any additional tours or activities that you might wish to do while you’re in Nairobi. There will be a trip briefing at the hotel at approximately 6.00pm this evening.
    • The rest of the day is spent at your leisure. Please note this is an arrival day – you can arrive at any time.
    • Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, was established at the turn of the 20th century by Europeans as a stores depot during the construction of the East African Railway.
    • Without plan or design, it established itself as the capital of the British protectorate, and today has a population of around three million.
    Panafric Hotel or similar

    Day 2 - Lake Elementeita

    • We depart Nairobi after breakfast and head north, driving along the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley.
    • This morning we will drive to Elsamere, stopping for lunch with the lake as a serene backdrop. 'Elsamere' is the former home of the writer, Joy Adamson. 'Born Free' was written in 1960 and did much to bring the issue of African wildlife conservation into the mainstream. The house is a veritable museum that dedicated to the works of Joy and George Adamson, and of course there are many photos of Elsa – the lioness that started it all!
    • After lunch we will enjoy a boat trip on Lake Naivasha, where we look out for some of the many resident hippos that live on the waters. Lake Naivasha – the second largest lake in Kenya and the highest of the lakes (1884m) in the Great Rift Valley.
    • Continue to our tented camp, arriving in the early evening. Our camp is situated within the Lake Elmentaita conservation area.
    Sleeping Warrior Camp or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 3 - Lake Nakuru

    • This morning we visit Lake Nakuru National Park; the centrepiece of the park is the lake itself. Lake Nakuru is a soda lake which is home to massive numbers of flamingos - up to two million on occasion - and thousands of other birds. It has been described as the world's greatest ornithological spectacle and, at times, the lake is literally a sea of pink. In addition, the park itself also boasts substantial numbers of other species, including waterbuck, reedbuck and gazelle. Leopards are also to be found here, providing good chances for sightings (although there are no guarantees!). Perhaps we may also be fortunate enough to encounter one of Africa's most endangered animals - the rhinoceros. There is quite a good chance of seeing white rhinos, whilst black rhinos may prove to be more elusive.
    • After lunch we will head to the East Africa Mission Orphanage, just outside Nakuru. Here we meet the children who call this orphanage home. They love to practice their English skills and also are excited to know more about the world - be warned they will have lots of questions for you! The East Africa Mission Orphanage looks after more than 100 children ranging in age from just a few days old to 15 years years of age. The complete needs of the children, including full school education, are provided for by the orphanage. This orphanage is actually the result of the dream of one family, who arrived in Kenya in 1997 with nothing more than two suitcases each. It is a charitable institution, registered with the Kenyan Government for the purposes of caring for the many of homeless orphans that would end up either dying a premature death through malnutrition, walking the streets in search of food or turning to prostitution as a means of survival. The orphanage is taking up the challenge to reach out to these children before they have to fend for themselves out in the streets. We are proud to help support the efforts of this family and their incredible orphanage, and are excited to be able to take clients right into the orphanage itself!
    Sleeping Warrior Camp or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 4-5 - Masai Mara National Reserve

    • Today we head south-west to our next destination, the Masai Mara – arguably one of the finest game reserves in Africa. We will have an afternoon game drive on the way to our tented camp.
    • The next day we’ll explore more of the park with morning and afternoon game drives as we witness the wonderful procession of wildlife that inhabits the area. Wildebeest, zebra and gazelle are plentiful and, with any luck, we may spot the predators keeping a casual eye on their movements. Elephant, giraffe and eland are also commonly sighted, along with plenty of bird life.
    • The area is known for its rolling green plains and riverine woodlands, and amongst the many species of game, we may be lucky to observe black-maned lion, leopard and cheetah.
    • As dusk falls we may see a variety of animals in the vicinity of our camp too!
    Mara Leisure Tented Camp or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 6 - Migori

    • We leave the Masai Mara behind and make our way onward to Migori. On the way we will stop for lunch (own expense) and visit a local Soapstone factory in Kisii.
    • Kisii town is home to the best soapstone carvers in the continent. Their products are very popular in Australia, Europe and the USA. Kisii is a favourite stopover for tourists who want a taste of the exquisite Kisii carvings.
    • Accommodation tonight is quite basic. This is due to few other options in the area and a need to break up the journey.
    Grabo County Dream Hotel or similar
    Breakfast | Dinner

    Day 7-8 - Serengeti National Park

    • This morning at 7am cross into Tanzania before heading to the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti, which means 'endless plains' in Masai, is Tanzania's largest park, covering an area of 14,700 square kilometres. Its main claim to fame lies in the fact that it is home to over three million animals including a multitude of plains animals that provide for the greatest wildlife spectacle in the world. A unique phenomenon is the annual migration. Hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra trek the route annually, in some places simply grazing, in other places rushing madly across rivers and plains. The game most likely to be seen in the Serengeti in addition to the wildebeest and zebra are gazelle, lion, cheetah, warthog, hyena, hippo and ostrich. In all there are more than thirty-five species of plains animals, as well as a great profusion of bird life. The landscape changes within the park from the vast treeless central plains to thick scrub and forest in the north. Linking these areas is the savannah, dotted with acacia trees and magnificent rock outcrops.
    • We’ll enjoy a further full day of game drives on Day 8 in the magnificent Serengeti.
    • Perhaps the ultimate way to go game viewing is on a hot air balloon safari over the great plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara. Hot-air ballooning in East Africa offers an unforgettable way to see a truly spectacular part of the world and we strongly recommend booking this activity prior to departure.
    Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 9 - Ngorongoro Highlands

    • After an early morning game drive we depart for the Ngorongoro Crater. Upon arrival we check into our accommodation just outside of the crater.
    • This small and exclusive lodge faces the Oldeani Volcano, and is located approximately 5 kilometers from the Ngorongoro Lolduare gate.
    Ngorongoro Farmhouse or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 10 - Ngorongoro Highlands

    • In the morning you will descend to the crater floor, where you will hope to see some, if not all, of the Big Five. Ngorongoro Crater is indisputably one of Africa's most beautiful nature reserves and is certainly one of the most spectacular settings found anywhere.
    • It is the largest intact crater in the world and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1978. Geologically, Ngorongoro is the remnant of a volcano that blew apart, leaving a flat plain area ringed with steep walls. The Ngorongoro volcano, before it exploded and collapsed two million years ago, was one of the world's tallest mountains.
    • Unlike the Serengeti and Masai Mara, the migration in the Ngorongoro Crater is scant, as it has an abundant year-round food and water supply, and the walls of the collapsed volcano discourage migration. Animals within the Ngorongoro Crater are less shy of people and safari vehicles, so it's easier to view the animals up close.
    • Views from the rim of the crater are sensational. On the crater floor, grassland blends into swamps, lakes, rivers, woodland and hills. The Masai are permitted to water their cattle at the permanent lake and can be seen leading their animals in and out of the crater. The most commonly seen animals are lion, wildebeest, zebra, eland, bushbuck, cheetah, jackal, buffalo, Grant's gazelle, Thompson's gazelle and black rhinoceros.
    • The afternoon will be at your leisure - you may choose to partake in walking activities, or a coffee tour.
    Ngorongoro Farmhouse or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 11-12 - Lake Manyara National Park - Zanzibar (East Coast Beaches)

    • Departing the Ngorongoro Highlands we stop off in the morning to explore Lake Manyara National Park on a short game drive before reaching Arusha in time for lunch.
    • Lake Manyara National Park is renowned for its black-maned, tree-climbing lions and large herds of buffaloes and elephants, not to mention the flocks of flamingos and pelicans that can be found on the shores of the lake itself.
    • It is then time for fond farewells, as some of your fellow travellers may be leaving the trip in Arusha, along with the tour leader from the East Africa sector. You will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight.
    • Please Note: You will be unescorted for the Zanzibar sector, but our local representatives will be on hand to look after you.
    • On arrival you will be transferred to the east coast of the island. During your time by the beach you will enjoy safe swimming, excellent snorkelling, diving and other water sports including wind surfing and water skiing.
    Breezes Beach Club or similar
    Breakfast | Dinner

    Day 13 - Zanzibar (Stone Town)

    • Your third day in Zanzibar will be spent in Stone Town, and the remainder of the day will be at your leisure - explore the winding alleyways and streets. The historic buildings hark back to a bygone era and the magnificent doors are are impressive examples of Swahili heritage.
    • Alternatively you might like to join a highly recommended tour of the spice plantations, which can be easily arranged through your local operator, Zanzibar Unique. On this spice tour you should see and taste a variety of spices (cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, etc.), as well as tropical fruits. Your guide may also introduce certain rare plants including the henna bush and lipstick tree before you are driven back to Stone Town.
    Tembo Hotel or similar

    Day 14 - Johannesburg

    • Today you will fly south to Johannesburg - the largest city in South Africa. You will be unescorted during this portion of the tour. You can expect to arrive at the Peermont Metcourt Hotel Johannesburg by mid-afternoon.
    • On arrival please make your way to the shuttle terminus located in the Parkade building, between the domestic & international terminals. If you are unsure on where to go please ask for directions at the Information Desk located within the arrivals area. At the shuttle terminus please wait for the black and gold Emperors Palace bus at the terminus. The shuttle runs every 20 minutes. Tell the driver you are staying at Peermont Metcourt.
    • Peermont Metcourt is one of many hotels located within the Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention Resort, which is conveniently situated alongside OR Tambo International Airport. There are a number of facilities within the resort such as restaurants, entertainment and retail shops so you won’t need to venture out of the resort to have dinner.
    • Please note that the Courtesy Shuttle runs between the hours of 06h00 and 00h00 daily, for any transport requirements after 00h00 you will need to arrange a private transfer.
    Peermont Metcourt or similar

    Day 15 - Victoria Falls

    • Mhoro! Welcome to Zimbabwe.
    • This morning you will take the courtesy airport shuttle from your hotel to Johannesburg International Airport, for your flight to Victoria Falls. The shuttle service departs from the hotel at 20 minute intervals. On arrival at Victoria Falls you will be met and transferred to your boutique lodge. Ideally situated high on a plateau, your lodge borders the Zambezi National Park and it only 4 kilometers away from Victoria Falls.
    • The rest of the day will be at your leisure to wander around town and to book any optional tours or activities through local agents.
    • Blessed with abundant sunshine, striking scenery and one of the most stunning waterfalls on earth, Zimbabwe's natural beauty is world-famous. Home to determined locals full of creativity, enthusiasm and hope, expect a warm welcome and generous hospitality. Overlook Zimbabwe and you'll miss an important piece of Africa's ancient heart.
    • Optional activities include canoeing, inflatable kayaking along the upper Zambezi, white-water rafting, morning and afternoon game drives or walks in the Zambezi National Park. Or you might choose to enjoy a jaw-dropping helicopter flight over the falls and the Zambezi Gorges.
    Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar

    Day 16 - Victoria Falls

    • This morning you will visit the magnificent Victoria Falls, named by Dr David Livingstone in honour of his English queen. Victoria Falls are considered one of the seven wonders of the natural world and, when in full flow, they form the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The falls are also commonly referred to by their Kololo name, Mosi-oa-Tunya, or 'the Smoke That Thunders' and you’ll see (and hear!) why on our morning tour.
    • Once inside the park, your guide will take you through the falls area, stopping at different vantage points along the way to explain the history of the falls and its surroundings.
    • After your tour of Vic Falls, you will return to your lodge where the rest of the day will be at leisure. Tonight you'll share an incredible dinner at the Boma Restaurant. The mouth-watering main course is a buffet of local meats, which may include warthog, buffalo, crocodile, impala and more. Throughout the meal you'll be entertained with local song and dance, where everyone is given an African drum and encouraged to join the party.
    • Please note that if you don’t wish to join in with the drumming you may wish to choose an earlier session for dinner.
    Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar
    Breakfast | Dinner

    Day 17-18 - Chobe National Park

    • This morning you will follow the Zambezi River to Botswana and make your way to Chobe National Park. You will arrive at your lodge at around midday, where you can relax by the pool or take an optional game drive or river cruise in Chobe National Park. This can be arranged locally with your Tour Leader.
    • On the morning of Day 18, you will wake early and take a dawn game drive in Chobe National Park, where you may see elephants drinking at the waters' edge, large herds of cape buffaloes and many impala within the park. In the afternoon you’ll take a breathtaking cruise on the Chobe River, ideal for spotting bird life such as saddle-billed storks, malachite kingfishers, fish eagles and beautiful bee-eaters as well as hippos, crocodiles and large families of elephants.
    • You will spend the next two nights in a chalet located just outside Chobe National Park.
    • You will be sure to see other people, boats and vehicles but you are also sure to see wildlife that can be the equal of anything anywhere in Africa.
    Thebe River Safari's or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 19 - Makgadikgadi Pans

    • Heading south, we continue our journey to the Makgadikgadi Pans for an afternoon excursion to one of the largest salt flats in the world, before heading to our lodge.
    • Located in the north-east of Botswana, the Makgadikgadi Pans is a large salt pan situation in the middle of the dry savanna. This pan is now all that remains of the former Lake Makgadikgadi.
    • Our accommodation tonight is at the magnificent Nata Lodge, which is located on the edge of the pans. Sit by the pool or relax in the lounge area and take in your surroundings after a long day.
    Nata Lodge or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 20 - Maun

    • After breakfast this morning we will head to Maun - the gateway of the Okavango Delta.
    • For those wanting more adventure, there's an opportunity to fly over the delta in a small plane for a bird's-eye view - a great way to appreciate the immensity of this watery world.
    Maun Lodge or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 21-22 - Okavango Delta

    • Drive onwards to the boarding point on the Okavango River.
    • Transfer to motorboats to travel along the upper reaches of the Okavango Delta system to your home for the next two nights - a houseboat.
    • Our houseboat has twin-share rooms (no single supplement is available on these nights) and a dining area on the deck.
    • Experience the myriad waterways in traditional dugout canoes (mokoros).
    • In the afternoon, return to the houseboat to witness the sunset.
    • Please note that on occasions our houseboat won't be available due to regular servicing and maintenance requirements. If this occurs the program will be replaced with alternate land arrangements.
    Delta Boathouse or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 23 - Ghanzi/Central Kalahari

    • Travel on to Ghanzi, known as the "Capital of the Kalahari".
    • This evening we will be treated to a real cultural experience and interaction with the local Bushmen. Tonight, as we sit around the camp fire the Bushmen will share their extraordinary knowledge of the Kalahari and culture through stories and traditional dancing.
    • Accommodation tonight is at a community project in Ghanzi and a bit more basic than what you will encounter throughout your journey, however the concept and experience of Dqae Qare San Lodge will be well worth it.
    • The Dqae Qare San Lodge is run and owned by the local San Bushmen people and supports the San D'Kar community through employment.
    Dqae Qare San Lodge or similar
    Breakfast | Dinner

    Day 24 - Windhoek

    • Cross the border into Namibia and head to Windhoek.
    • Take in the German architecture of Tintenpalast (Ink Palace), the Christuskirche (church), the gymnasium and the Genossenschaftshaus
    Roof of Africa or similar

    Day 25-26 - Etosha National Park

    • This morning you will drive to Etosha National Park; Namibia's largest and best known national park and the third largest wildlife sanctuary in the world. The Etosha Pan (the word 'pan' meaning either a wet or dry waterhole) that forms about a third of the park is a vast shallow depression 139 kilometres long and 50 kilometres wide, and is all that remains of a once great inland sea.
    • It is essentially dry for much of the year, resulting in a shimmering sea of white salt. However, a number of permanent springs located along its southern shores provide sustenance for the many wild animals that are attracted to the springs. During your stay, you might see wildebeest, zebra, springbok, kudu, giraffe, jackal, elephant and, with a little luck, lion, leopard, hyena or perhaps even a cheetah or two!
    • Check into your bungalow accommodation just outside of Etosha National Park. Time permitting, you may be able to embark on a short game drive before sunset. You will spend two nights here, exploring the many regions of the park in our truck.
    Toshari Lodge or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 27-28 - Damaraland

    • Leaving Etosha we continue south to Damaraland. Today is a long travel day and you should arrive at the camp early this evening. Accommodation for the next two nights is situated on the banks of the Hoanib River in the Khowarib Gorge.
    • Damaraland is a region of contrasts. Home to Namibia's highest peak, ancient rock paintings, welwitchia plants and petrified forests, the whole area is a photographer's dream.
    • On Day 27 we rise early and after breakfast spend the day visiting the surrounding sights such as Twyfelfontein Heritage Site and The Petrified Forest. Depending on what time of year it is we may be lucky enough to see the desert elephants in this area.
    • Day time temperatures in this area often peak around 30C so we try and get our visits to the sights done as early as possible and spend the remainder of the day back at the camp by the pool or in the shade.
    Khowarib Lodge or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 29-30 - Swakopmund

    • Travel on through the Namib Desert today, to reach the Atlantic Ocean coastline – a beautiful, diverse, and colourful landscape. Your destination is the beachside town of Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast.
    • Upon arrival at Swakopmund, you will check into your hotel and have free time to enjoy this gorgeous coastal town. The accommodation is within walking distance of the town, where you can enjoy a walk on the beach, open air markets or the local museum.
    • You may wish take an option trip north to Cape Cross - a breeding site for Cape fur seals. There can be in excess of 100,000 seals there at any given time, creating quite a spectacle. Quite a smell too, if the wind happens to change direction. You will wander the coastline and attempt to capture these beautiful creatures in a photo or two, and also visit the large cross that sits nearby, left there by Diego Cao, who was the first European person to arrive on Namibian soil in 1485.
    • There are also a number of optional activities available here for those who are interested; they all come at an extra cost.
    Hotel Zum Kaiser or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch

    Day 31-32 - Sossusvlei

    • You will depart your coastal retreat in Swakopmund and head south to the eastern edge of the Namib Desert. Known for its array of geological features, The Namib Desert is also the oldest desert in the world.
    • You will enjoy the spectacular diversity of the region as you drive to your lodging for the night.
    • On the morning of Day 32, you will take an early morning visit to Sossusvlei, which lies at the end of an ancient riverbed. If you are in the mood, a climb to the top of dune 45 will grant you unsurpassed views of the region.
    • In the afternoon you will visit Sesriem Gorge, a fascinating place of natural wonder.
    • Why not finish your Namib-Naukluft National Park experience on a high with an optional visit to Elim Dune.
    Solitaire Guest Farm or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 33 - Fish River Canyon

    • Travelling south and departing early from Sossusvlei, you will reach your destination at Fish River Canyon. Nearly 30 kilometres across and 160 kilometres in length, it is reportedly the second largest (and one of the least visited) canyons in the world.
    • You will walk along the rim and, in the late afternoon, watch the canyon walls change colour, as they become tinged by the golden rays of the setting sun.
    Canyon Lodge or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 34 - Orange River

    • You will leave Fish River Canyon today and head on to Orange River. You should reach your destination on the banks of the river by mid-afternoon.
    • The Orange River is the longest in South Africa, running from high up in the Drakensberg mountain range and on to the Atlantic Ocean.
    • The river is significant for its role in transporting diamonds which in turn leaves the deposits that are found along the Namibian coastline.
    • Set off this afternoon (time permitting) on a canoe trip down the Orange River. If we run out of time this afternoon, we will do this canoe trip on the morning of Day 35.
    Felix Unite or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 35 - Clanwilliam

    • Sawubona! Welcome to South Africa.
    • Leaving Namibia behind we cross the border into South Africa.
    • Today is a long travel day, arriving at our guesthouse in the late afternoon/early evening - depending on the border crossing formalities and photo stops along the way.
    • Our guesthouse for the night is situated in the historic town of Clanwilliam.
    Clanwilliam Lodge or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 36 - Cape Town

    • Visit Cape Gannet Island. In August and September, you may catch flocks of beautiful gannet – they use the island for breeding. This is a great opportunity for keen bird watchers - this colony is the most accessible of the six located in South Africa and Namibia.
    • Observing these creatures as they wheel, land and settle into their designated positions within their community is truly a spectacle.
    • Have lunch at a local restaurant dubbed one of the "Top Ten Sea Views to Dine For" by National Geographic - Muisbosskerm.
    • Its white beaches, lobsters and incredible wildlife have earned it the name ‘diamond of west coast’, but in reality, Lamberts Bay is a quaint fishing town tucked into the western Cape Province.
    • You will travel on to Cape Town today, where your trip will end upon arrival.
    • If you intend to fly out of Cape town today, please don't book a flight before 10.00pm. You can choose to stay on in Cape Town if you wish, ask about additional accommodation when you book the trip.
    Breakfast | Lunch
  • What to Know

    What's Included

    • The services of Peregrine’s expert English-speaking local tour leader
    • Arrival transfer
    • Professional local guides at some sites
    • Authentic accommodation throughout your tour
    • 1 day in Lake Nakuru National Park; 2 days in Masai Mara National Reserve and surrounding area (including entrance fees where applicable).
    • 2 days in the Serengeti National Park; 1 day in Ngorongoro Crater and a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park (including entrance fees where applicable).
    • 4x4 game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve and in the Ngorongoro Crater.
    • 1 day in Victoria National Park; 2 days in Chobe National Park and 2 days in the Okavango Delta (including entrance fees where applicable).
    • 2 days entry in Etosha National Park; 2 days in Damaraland; 2 days in Swakopmund and 2 days in Sossusvlei (including entrance fees where applicable).
    • Domestic and international flights within tour
    • Gratuities for essential services in tour package

    Not Included

    • International flights, excluding those flights within the tour
    • Airport departure taxes
    • Visas
    • Meals not specified in the itinerary
    • Insurance
    • Laundry - may be available at locations where we stay two or more nights
    • Optional tours or activities during free time
    • Gratuities for tour leader

    Safety Information

    It is recommended that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information prior to your departure.

    Peregrine strongly recommends the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Please leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Most of our hotels will have a safety deposit box, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.

    Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and Peregrine makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.

    Please be aware that local laws governing tourism facilities in this region differ from those in your home country and not all the accommodation which we use has a fire exit, fire extinguishers or smoke alarms.

    Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road. Be aware that traffic can be a little more chaotic than you might be used to at home.

    While travelling there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk together and only on main, well-lit thoroughfares. Be particularly vigilant on public transport. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair or putting it on the ground and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables should go missing.

    You may stay at hotels with unfenced pools and no life guard on duty.

    Some hotel balconies don't meet UK standards in terms of the width of the balcony fence being narrower than 10cm.

    Please be aware that local laws governing transportation safety may differ from those in the western world or from your home country and not all the transport which we use provides seat belts.

  • Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments

    At the end of each trip, we ask our travellers to provide feedback. We publish the positive, negative and neutral feedback on this page to give you an overall idea of what to expect on this trip.

    Classic Africa Safari

    Robyn & Mike - Australia, 17 Mar, 2013
    Overall Rating

    In Kenya,Tanzania and Botswana the opportunities to spot game exceeded our expectations - we were blown away by how close we could get to the wild animals. The guides were brilliant at spotting. The scenery in Namibia was on a grand scale although it was much hotter and drier than we had expected. You need to be prepared for lots of time on bumpy roads.

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    Influenced by Indian flavours in some areas, Portuguese, Arabic and European in others, the pots and pans of Africa are filled with the kind of diversity, colour and taste that one can never grow tired of. There’s no better way to distil the...

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Trip Code PFAS
Group size 6 - 16
Start City: Nairobi, Kenya
End City: Cape Town, South Africa
Style: Small Group

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