This iconic 9 night itinerary features the Masai Mara in Kenya, the awe-inspiring wonder of the Victoria Falls and game rich Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Offering a diverse safari experience, possible options cater for your own favorite!
Day 1, 2 & 3
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer by road to Wilson Airport. From Wilson Airport, depart with Governors’ Aviation to Musiara airstrip in the Masai Mara, followed by a short road transfer to the camp for three nights.
Set in the heart of Africa’s Great Plains in Kenya, the Masai Mara boasts 1 672 square kilometres of unspoilt wilderness offering great gameand bird-viewing year round. The Masai Mara is a place of natural drama and a kaleidoscope of colour but is most stunning between July and October, when the savannah teems with animals during the Great Wildebeest Migration. Boasting an exceptional population of lion, leopard and cheetah, one may also see elephant, buffalo, hyaena, black-backed and side-striped jackals, as well some unique antelope: topi, Thompson’s gazelle and Grant’s gazelle amongst others.
Return to Musiara airstrip for your air transfer back to Wilson Airport and onward road transfer to Ole Sereni or Hemingways Hotel, Nairobi, for one night.
Founded in 1899 by the colonial authorities in East Africa as a rail depot on the Uganda Railway, Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city. The name “Nairobi” comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to “cool water. An energetic and modern city that is also an established hub for business and culture, Nairobi has the world’s only game reserve found within a major city.
Day 5 & 6
Mosi-oa-tunya National Park, Zambia
Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your Kenyan Airways flight to Livingstone, Zambia (or Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from 18 May 2017).
Arrive at Harry Mawanga Nkumbula International Airport and transfer by road to Toka Leya Camp for two nights.
This small but important national park near Livingstone, is named after the Victoria Falls (its name is translated as “the smoke that thunders,” the Falls’ local name) is host to a variety of habitat types, from mopane woodland to a rich riverine fringe. Year round you may see impala, giraffe, white rhino and buffalo, while in the drier season herds of elephant come down to drink from the river and even swim across to the other side. The birdlife along the Zambezi is diverse with African finfoot, half-collared kingfisher and Schalow’s turaco being special finds.
Day 7, 8 & 9
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Clearing immigration formalities en route, transfer by road from Toka Leya to Victoria Falls International Airport for your Wilderness Air flight to Davison’s Camp, Little Makalolo Camp or Linkwasha Camp Hwange National Park, for three nights.
Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest and most popular national park supports a mix of habitats, a diverse area that is shared between desert-adapted and woodland species, ensuring large numbers of animals all year round – elephant, buffalo, sable, roan, giraffe, wildebeest, impala and even gemsbok. The high occurrence of plains game results in first-class predator numbers such as lion, leopard, wild dog, cheetah, and spotted hyaena. The park is also home to a varied bird community of over 420 recorded species.
Transfer back to Linkwasha airstrip for your Wilderness Air flight back to Victoria Falls International Airport and onward arrangements.
DetailsEnquire about this itinerary
- Governors’ Camps: accommodation, all meals, twice-daily scheduled camp activities, park fees and laundry
- Ole Sereni: accommodation, breakfast, VAT, tourism levy
- Hemingways: accommodation, breakfasts, VAT, tourism levy, express check in and check out, Butler Valet services, free Wi-Fi connectivity, satellite television, complimentary local newspaper for the guests, complimentary use of gym, sauna, steam and outdoor heated pool, unlimited supply of mineral water in the room.
- Wilderness Safaris: accommodation, all meals, twice-daily scheduledcamp activities, park fees, laundry, and all drinks (excluding premium brands and champagne)
- Road transfers as listed in the itinerary
- Air transfers as listed in the itinerary
- Governors’ Aviation – maximum 15kg, including carry-on and camera equipment, in a soft bag.
- Wilderness Air – maximum 20kg, including carry-on and camera equipment, in a soft bag.
- Depending on nationality, visas may be required to enter Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and will either need to be obtained in advance or at the border/airport. Yellow Fever vaccination is required for Kenya.
- Extra luggage can be stored free at Wilson Airport.
- Photographers may request extra allowance in advance at additional cost.