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Wild Savannah & Victoria Falls

Kenya & Zimbabwe in 11 Days, 8 Nights in Destination

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The perfect combination of exciting wildlife and unforgettable natural wonders awaits! Discover Kenya's most unmissable national parks and spot the Big 5 before visiting Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Trip Highlights

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    Victoria Falls
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    Lake Nakuru National Park
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    Maasai Mara National Reserve
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    Nairobi

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  3. Solo travelers from + $520

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  • Charm and Superior category hotels in kenya.
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Accommodation: 8 Nights

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Day 2 to 3

Ibis Styles Westlands Nairobi

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Nairobi

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Itinerary

Experience thrilling safaris and spot the most amazing wildlife on the African continent. Be amazed by the bird-watching paradise of Lake Nakuru and fall in love with the beautiful sunsets over the savannah in the famous Maasai Mara Natural Reserve, home of the Great Migration and the Big Five. Finish your fascinating African adventure at the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board
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 Arrive at your Canadian departure airport ready to check-in for a flight to Nairobi. Night on board.*

* Important: If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 04:00) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day. 

2nd Day: Nairobi
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Arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel*. The rest of the day off in the dynamic capital of Kenya, known as "the Green City in the Sun". We recommend visiting the National Museum or one of the many markets for a taste of the local culture. Overnight stay in Nairobi.

*  You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

Accommodation

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Ibis Styles Westlands Nai... or similar

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3rd Day: Nairobi - Lake Nakuru National Park
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off by road to Lake Nakuru National Park, a journey of approximately five and a half hours. Arrive at Lake Nakuru, an ornithological paradise worldwide known for its alkaline waters and a large population of flamingos, pelicans and other migratory birds. Transfer to the lodge, arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon, set off on an exciting safari excursion for your chance to see lions, leopards, antelopes, black and white rhinos, hippos and buffalo. Stop at the edge of the lake to capture some fantastic photographs of this emblematic pink-coloured body of water. Return to the lodge, dinner and overnight stay in Lake Nakuru.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge or similar

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Activities

included
Game Drive in Lake Nakuru National Park

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4th Day: Lake Nakuru National Park - Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Breakfast at the hotel. After an informative safari introduction, set off by road to the famous Maasai Mara Natural Reserve, named after the unique Maasai tribe that inhabits the area and the Mara River that crosses it. Every year, it plays witness to the great migration, considered the eighth wonder of the natural world. Arrive in time for lunch at your lodge and, in the afternoon, head out for your first game viewing drive in the famous Maasai Mara Reserve. Dinner and overnight stay in the Maasai Mara.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mara Sopa Lodge or similar

1152 Reviews

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Activities

included
Afternoon game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

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5th Day: Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Today, enjoy either a full day on safari with a picnic lunch, or split your game drives into the morning and evening for a chance to see the immense size and diversity of this beautiful reserve and the changing landscapes as the sun rises and falls. We also recommend an optional Hot Air Balloon Safari.* All meals at the camp and overnight stay.

* If you chose the Balloon Safari, you won't do the morning game drive.

Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari: Experience the majesty of the Maasai Mara from the sky on a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon safari. Ascend at dawn and experience the most unforgettable sunrise imaginable as the savannah and its wildlife spring to life in the soft morning light.

Please note: The optional Hot Air Balloon Safari is dependent on weather conditions at the destination and will be confirmed the day before. If the activity cannot go ahead, it will be refunded when you return from your trip.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mara Sopa Lodge or similar

1152 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-Day Game Viewing in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

Light

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Optional
Hot Air Balloon Safari

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6th Day: Maasai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi
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Breakfast at the hotel and return to Nairobi. Enjoy the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Nairobi. *

Your flight may depart in the early hours of the morning in order to ensure the best possible flight times and connections for your journey. In this case, you may not be able to enjoy a full night of accommodation at the hotel.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Styles Westlands Nai... or similar

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7th Day: Nairobi - Victoria Falls
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Breakfast at the hotel.* Transfer to the airport to board a flight to Victoria Falls. Named after Queen Victoria of England by the explorer David Livingstone, these impressive waterfalls are just one of the gifts that nature has given to southern Africa. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Get comfortable at the hotel and perhaps explore the surroundings at your leisure. We recommend an optional Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River, an unforgettable way to spend your first night in Zimbabwe.** Overnight stay in Victoria Falls.

Depending on the flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

** Optional Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River: Transfer to the jetty for a Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River. Includes drinks and snacks on board.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Shearwater Explorers Vill... or similar

812 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Sunset Launch Cruise on the Zambezi River

Light

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8th Day: Victoria Falls
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today visit the Zimbabwe side of the awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls. Described locally as 'The Smoke That Thunders', Victoria Falls sits at the south of the Zambezi River, between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Spend some time being amazed by the power of the falls and visit different vantage points to discover the sheer scale of this natural wonder.  During the afternoon we recommend the optional Flight of the Angels Helicopter Experience * or the optional Guided Tour of the Falls from Zambia and Zimbabwe sides.** Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Victoria Falls.

Optional Flight of the Angels Helicopter Experience (13 Minutes): To put the Victoria Falls into a true perspective, they must really be seen from the air. The sheer size and grandeur of the spectacle become all the more clearer from above. The huge Zambezi River flowing slowly south as the water spreads across the full width of a great rent in the earth before crashing over the lip in a burst of spray and then squeezing into a narrow, foaming, blast of water rushing down the zigzag funnel of the gorges.

** Optional Guided Tour of the Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe): A guided tour of the falls enables you to delve into the local customs and traditions while gaining insight into how such an exquisite creation came to be. An aura of excitement envelopes everyone who lays eyes on this incredible spectacle and guided tours are conducted from both Zambia and Zimbabwe sides.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Shearwater Explorers Vill... or similar

812 Reviews

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Activities

included
Wild Horizons Tour of the Falls - Zimbabwe side

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Optional
Guided Tour of the Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe)

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Optional
Flight of the Angels 13' Helicopter Experience (Zimbabwe)

Light

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9th Day: Victoria Falls
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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure or take our optional safari and river cruise in the Chobe National Park in Botswana, a must for nature lovers! Overnight stay in Victoria Falls.

* Optional Full-Day Excursion to the Chobe National ParkEmbark on a safari game drive in the Chobe National Park, known for its large herds of elephants and wandering prides of lions. Cruise along the Chobe River, and spot the local game before enjoying lunch at a safari lodge. Take in the spectacular landscapes and wildlife before returning to Zimbabwe for an overnight stay. 

Important: You will need to take your passport and Botswana visa with you on this trip to cross the border. 

Please note: If you choose this optional excursion you will need to obtain a "Single Entry" visa. This type of visa allows you to enter to Zimbabwe in a period of 90 days. It costs USD75 per person and you apply for it on arrival at the Victoria Falls airport (it's compulsory to pay in cash at the destination). To apply for a visa online, visit: https://www.evisa.gov.zw/home

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Shearwater Explorers Vill... or similar

812 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Day Trip to Chobe National Park

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10th Day: Victoria Falls - Night on board
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Breakfast * at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to Canada. Night on board.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

11th Day: Canada
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Arrive in Canada and end your unforgettable safari trip!

Included activities

Included

Game Drive in Lake Nakuru National Park

Included activity for day 3

Enjoy a captivating game drive in Lake Nakuru, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes. The abundance of algae on the waters of the lake attract huge flocks of colourful flamingos.

Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Afternoon game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

Included activity for day 4

Head out for your first game viewing drive in the spectacular Maasai Mara Reserve for a taste of the captivating landscapes and wildlife of this world-famous reserve.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Full-Day Game Viewing in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

Included activity for day 5

Choose either a full-day game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve or a combination of morning and evening game viewing drives to observe the largest concentration of wildlife in the world.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Wild Horizons Tour of the Falls - Zimbabwe side

Included activity for day 8 in Victoria Falls

Visit the Zimbabwe side of the Victoria Falls. Spend some time being amazed by the power of the falls and visit different vantage points to discover the sheer scale of this natural wonder.  

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
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The optional Hot Air Balloon Safari is dependent on weather conditions at the destination and will be confirmed the day before. If the activity cannot go ahead, it will be refunded when you return from your trip.

Hot Air Balloon Safari

Suggested activity for day 5

Take in the beauty of the Maasai Mara from the sky on a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon safari. Ascend at dawn and experience the most unforgettable sunrise imaginable.

Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: 03:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional

Sunset Launch Cruise on the Zambezi River

Suggested activity for day 7 in Victoria Falls

In the evening, you will be transferred to the jetty to enjoy a Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River, which includes drinks and snacks on board. Look out for local wildlife and enjoy the scenic cruise.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Guided Tour of the Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe)

Suggested activity for day 8 in Victoria Falls

Discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. These tours are extremely informative and end with a visit to the local art and crafts centre.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Optional
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Passport needed. The airlines need the customer's approximate weight for the light aircraft flight.

Flight of the Angels 13' Helicopter Experience (Zimbabwe)

Suggested activity for day 8 in Victoria Falls

Enjoy the Victoria Falls from the sky with a 13-minute helicopter flight.

Duration 00:13h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Nairobi, Victoria Falls - Canada.
  • International flight: Nairobi - Victoria Falls. *
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  • 8 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels in kenya and Charm category hotel in Zimbabwe.
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  • 8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners.
  • Transfers in air conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary.**
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English-speaking guide during the whole trip.
  • Safari in Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru National Park in 4x4.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Visa (required)*, vaccines,** drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Kenya: This must be printed to present on arrival in Kenya. You can apply at http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html 

* Entrance visa to Zimbabwe (required), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

For Botswana a visa is not necessary but, for Zimbabwe, where you enter once,it is recommended to take the visa type "Single Entry".
This type of visa allows you to enter to Zimbabwe in a period of 90 days. It costs USD75 per person and you apply for it on arrival at the Victoria Falls airport (it's compulsory to pay in cash at the destination). To apply for a visa online, visit: https://www.evisa.gov.zw/home

** Vaccination against Yellow Fever is recommended. Carry your international immunization card.

 * Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days after you have made your booking or delivered to you on arrival at your destination.

** If you have booked any of the optional activities in Victoria Falls, it is not necessary to purchase a visa for Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Instead, you can buy the KANZA UNIVISA. The KAZA UNIVISA costs USD 50 and allows tourists to obtain one visa to visit Zambia and Zimbabwe multiple times. The visa is valid up to 30 days in any given period of 12 months, as long as the holder remains between those countries. It also covers those who visit Botswana for day-trips through Kazungula Borders and it can be purchased on arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport.

Roads in Kenya can be quite bumpy and are not in great condition, particularly those found in the country’s national parks. People who suffer with back problems should consider this before participating in a trip of this nature.

  • Kenya
  • Zimbabwe
    • Entry requirements

      Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Kenya.

    • Visa

      A visa is required. This must be printed to present on arrival in Kenya. You can apply at http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html.

    • Currency

      Kenyan Shilling.

    • Language

      Swahili and English.

    • Electricity

      An adapter is needed. 240V

    • Health

      Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Carry your international immunization card. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 03:00.

    • Other useful information

      In Kenya, they drive on the left-hand side of the road.

    • Tourist Office website

      http://www.magicalkenya.com

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    Children: 3 - 11 Years.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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