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Wild Savannah & Victoria Falls

Kenya & Zimbabwe in 12 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.

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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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  5. Some meals

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      Accommodation: 8 Nights

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      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: US - Night on board
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      Arrive at US 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: Continue your journey to Kenya & Zimbabwe
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      Continue your journey to Kenya & Zimbabwe. As there is a time difference you may lose a day during the outward journey, but this will be recouped on your return trip back home. Don’t worry, you are not in-flight for two days.
      3rd 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

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Ibis Styles Westlands Nai... or similar
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      1524 Reviews

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      4th 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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      514 Reviews

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      Activities

      included
      Game Drive in Lake Nakuru National Park

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      5th 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
      tripadvisor rating

      1158 Reviews

      See our full selection

      Activities

      included
      Afternoon game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

      Light

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      6th 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
      tripadvisor rating

      1158 Reviews

      See our full selection

      Activities

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

      Light

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      Optional
      Hot Air Balloon Safari

      Light

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      7th 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
      tripadvisor rating

      1524 Reviews

      See our full selection
      8th 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
      tripadvisor rating

      817 Reviews

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      Activities

      Optional
      Sunset Launch Cruise on the Zambezi River

      Light

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      9th 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
      tripadvisor rating

      817 Reviews

      See our full selection

      Activities

      included
      Wild Horizons Tour of the Falls - Zimbabwe side

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

      Light

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      Optional
      Guided Tour of the Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe)

      Active

      See more
      10th 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. You will need to take your passport and Botswana visa with you on this trip to cross the border. 

      Please note: 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 KAZA 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.

      Accommodation

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

      817 Reviews

      See our full selection

      Activities

      Optional
      Day Trip to Chobe National Park

      Moderate

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      11th 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 the US. 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.

      12th Day: US
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      Arrive in the US and end your trip.

      Included activities

      Included

      Game Drive in Lake Nakuru National Park

      Included activity for day 4

      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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      Included

      Afternoon game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

      Included activity for day 5

      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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      Included

      Full-Day Game Viewing in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

      Included activity for day 6

      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 9 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

      more information

      Available Activities

      Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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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 6

      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

      more information
      Optional

      Sunset Launch Cruise on the Zambezi River

      Suggested activity for day 8 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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      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 9 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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      Guided Tour of the Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe)

      Suggested activity for day 9 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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      The price includes

      • Included in all our trips. more information
      • Departure from the main US airports.
      • International flights: US - Nairobi, Victoria Falls - US.
      • International flight: Nairobi - Victoria Falls. *
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      • 8 nights accommodation in Charm, Superior and Luxury category hotels.
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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

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

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

      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 KAZA UNIVISA which grants multiple entries into any of the three countries. The price is 50USD and it can be purchased on arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport.

       * 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.

      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.

      The safari takes place in a vehicle with space for seven passengers, with one passenger seated next to the driver. 
       
      The luggage compartment of these vehicles is limited, so for the safety and comfort of all, each person may only carry one soft duffel bag of maximum 10kg.
       
      The rest of the luggage can be left in the Nairobi hotel storage room at no extra cost. It will be identified with a tag and will be collected on return from the safari.
    • Kenya
    • Zimbabwe
      • Entry requirements

        Passport with a minimum of six months validity and two blank pages.

      • Visa

        Visa not required. Obtain mandatory ETA (cost 30 USD) before travel at: https://www.etakenya.go.ke/en

      • Currency

        Kenyan Shilling.

      • Language

        Swahili and English.

      • Electricity

        240 V. An adaptor is required - UK type plugs.

      • 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 +1 888-488-0592 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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