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Full Day by Day Itinerary
Upon arrival in Cape Town, after clearing immigration and customs formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the exit. Here you will be met by a Wilderness Private Journeys representative, and transferred to the Cape Grace Hotel where you will stay for three nights.
Welcome to Cape Grace! Situated on a private quay between Cape Town’s bustling V&A Waterfront and the tranquil yacht marina, there is no better position from where to soak in the natural beauty of our Mother City and the very essence of Cape Town living at its best. The elegant and warm atmosphere, evident in every fine detail, begins at the welcoming reception lounge and extends to spacious harbour and mountain-facing rooms. Stories of the Cape’s colorful past present themselves in our exquisite furniture, rare fabrics, intriguing artefacts and original antiques. Local paintings and sculptures lend a contemporary flair to the décor and feel, while fresh displays of Proteas that hint at the wonder of the natural botanical kingdom enrich each room.
At 8:15 am you will be collected from your hotel by a Wilderness Private Journeys guide for a Private, Full Day City, Table Mountain and Robben Island Tour. Depart from Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront by ferry for a 25-minute trip across Table Bay to Robben Island. Led by guides, some of whom were once inmates, the tour of this World Heritage Site, and South Africa’s most revered national monument, includes the Prison Block and the now infamous Limestone Quarry, where political prisoners were once forced to toil. It also comprises a drive around the island, with its breath-taking views across the bay.
Return to the V&A waterfront for a trip along the picturesque Atlantic Seaboard and lunch at a local restaurant en route. Continue past sunny Camps Bay, over Kloof Nek to Table Mountain’s Lower Cableway Station. 1 067 meters above sea level, Table Mountain affords bird’s-eye views of both the city and Peninsula, as you explore its summit.
Return to the city via the old Cape Malay Quarter, for a walk through the Company Gardens, a fresh produce garden for ships and locals from the mid-17th century, and now home to the SA Museum, Houses of Parliament, National Gallery and St George’s Cathedral. From there drive to the Castle, South Africa’s oldest building, with its large collection of Old Cape paintings. Take in the nearby Grand Parade, where Nelson Mandela addressed the nation on his release in 1990, and then move on to the District Six Museum before returning to your hotel.
Note: Visits to Robben Island and Table Mountain are weather permitting. The sequence of this itinerary may change slightly to accommodate the weather.
At 9:00 am you will be collected from your hotel by a Wilderness Private Journeys guide and taken on a Private Full Day Peninsula Tour. Travel along the Atlantic seaboard passing Sea Point, Bantry Bay and Clifton. Bakoven and Llandudno, with their ghostly shipwrecks, are also fantastic sights on the way to the fishing village of Hout Bay, where you will board a boat to view the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island (weather permitting).
From here your guide will navigate the 114 curves of 2,000 ft high Chapman’s Peak Drive. Explore the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park, home to fabulous birds and very special fauna, such as Cape mountain zebra, bontebok and the charismatic Cape baboon. Climb (or ride the world’s first environmentally friendly funicular) to the famous Cape Point Lighthouse to capture the magical vistas of False Bay.
After lunch, visit Boulders Beach to see the penguins, and then head home through the naval village of Simonstown and over scenic Boyes Drive, taking in the views of the fishing harbor at Kalk Bay and the seaside havens of St James and Muizenberg. To round off your day you can take a stroll through Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on the slopes of Table Mountain before returning to your hotel for an evening at leisure.
At 11:25 am you will be collected from your hotel by a Wilderness Private Journeys representative for the scheduled flight to Livingstone, Zambia. Upon arrival after clearing immmigration and customs formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the exit. Here you will be met by a Wilderness Safaris Zimbabwe representative and transferred to Anantara Royal Livingstone, where you will stay for two nights.
On the banks of the Zambezi River, The Royal Livingstone Hotel is named after the legendary explorer who named Zambia’s iconic waterfall in honor of his queen. Paying tribute to this glorious era, our hotel evokes Victorian elegance and colonial traditions in impeccable style, and offers unforgettable adventures. All of the luxury rooms and suites feature a private veranda with mighty Zambezi River views. The sights and sounds of river life can be soaked up as you laze in a hammock, enjoy a massage in a waterfront gazebo, or cool off in the pool. Sip refreshments in a lounge that displays the paintings of Sir David Livingstone. Partake in charming high tea rituals, and later sundowners on a deck overlooking Victoria Falls. Savor African and European fine dining, followed by nightcaps under the stars with undeniably the finest Livingstone hotel in the region.
The day is at leisure to explore on your own. Leisure time can be wonderfully relaxing or the adventure of a lifetime. Snooze in a riverside hammock under ancient trees, cool off in the pool and sunbathe to your heart’s content. This iconic destination beckons exploration, from the must-see Victoria Falls with complimentary access as our guest, to the thrill of white water rafting in the Batoka Gorge, a cruise on the Zambezi River, and an awe-inspiring train journey.
No visit is complete without standing in awe of the magnificent Victoria Falls, located just upstream from the hotel. Zambia’s main attraction is only a 10 minute walk from the hotel and as a Royal Livingstone guest you enjoy unlimited complimentary access to Victoria Falls via the hotel‘s own private entrance. Mosi-oa-Tunya – The Smoke that Thunders – is the local name for this legendary waterfall. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, its breathtaking cascade creates a fine cloud-like spray across the bush, throwing rainbows hundreds of feet in the air.
Spot the Big Five on a cruise up the river, or see them up close on a 4×4 safari drive. Thrill seekers can take up the challenge of white water river rafting or jet boarding in the mighty rapids of the Batoka Gorge. Take a cable car over Batoka Gorge after an exhilarating white water rafting experience, or fly across the breathtaking gorge in a helicopter. Soar above Victoria Falls in a microlight aircraft, feeling the cascade spray on your face, or embark on an exhilarating jetboat adventure on the booming side of the Zambezi. ll activities are available by own arrangement for an additional charge.
The morning is at leisure until your afternoon transfer to the airport. You will be required to check out of your room by 11:00 am, however, you can ask reception to store your baggage for the afternoon. At 3:30 pm you will be collected from your hotel by a Wilderness Safaris Zimbabwe representative, and transferred to Livingstone Airport for the scheduled flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival, after clearing immigration and customs formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the exit. Here you will be met by a Tradewinds Aviation Services representative, and escorted to the complimentary shuttle which will take you to Lazizi Premiere Hotel where you will stay for one night.
The Lazizi Premiere is the only official hotel located at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, designed to offer a luxurious and elegant experience with unmatched security within the most protected zone in Nairobi. With its convenient location, less than 3 minutes from the terminals, the hotel caters to transiting international and domestic passengers adding tranquility and comfort to your travel experience. No traffic, no delays and no hold ups thus guaranteeing seamless transition to your flight on time, every time. Specializing in relaxation and rejuvenation, personal fulfillment is also guaranteed at the Euphoria Spa, a roof top deck with an infinity pool as well as an equipped gym for the fitness enthusiasts. The hotel features a contemporary café with a round the clock menu offering local and global cuisine, a coffee shop that offers the best handpicked flavors and a unique culinary experience. A bar with an amazing range of exotic cocktails, international wines, draught beer, mock tails and starters for every mood.
At….. you will be collected from your hotel by a Asilia Kenya representative and transferred by road Wilson Airport for the scheduled flight to Manyara Airstrip, Tanzania. You will be required to clear customs & immigration formalities at Kilimanjaro Airport en route. Upon arrival at Manyara Airstrip, you will be met by a camp vehicle and transferred to Chem Chem Safari Lodge where you will stay for three nights.
On the eastern edge of Lake Manyara lies a place of unending loveliness. Here is Chem Chem Lodge, ‘the sunset camp’, luxurious without being lavish. You arrive and immediately feel an affinity with the space, the silence, the serenity. You feel the echoes of a vintage safari lodge as urban stresses melt away. Nowhere does The Lodge impose, but rather blends in with the unfenced wilderness that stretches on all sides. This exclusive retreat rests on the far western border of a exclusive wildlife concession which forms part of the Burunge Wildlife Management Area that runs between Lake Manyara and wildlife-rich Tarangire National Park.
Explore the game-rich environment of the breath-taking Tarangire National Park from the comfort of an open 4×4. Choose either a full- or half-day excursion which includes a picnic breakfast or lunch at a private site. Expect vast elephant herds and huge baobabs.
Discover the wilderness through the eyes of those who have lived it and breathed it for centuries: the Maasai. A warrior will walk with you and a field guide – a rare opportunity to learn how this local population has survived by living in harmony with wild animals for hundreds of years.
The sight of thousands of rose-coloured flamingos at sunrise is a matchless, magnificent sight. Their presence cannot be guaranteed, but if they arrive, this is a must-do. Wade slowly towards them in rubber boots or watch from the shore in a safari vehicle with a coffee and snacks.
Expand your cultural horizons and meet Choroko, Maasai chief, and some of his wives; Sindani, Seeki, Nebulu and Nemburis. Enjoy an authentic experience sharing stories and learning about the Maasai culture.
You have the option of a balloon safari, for an additional charge. Up before dawn for this one… Glide over the tops of ancient baobab trees as the sun rises, glinting off elephant herds, antelope, zebra, lion. Watch in silence as the world wakes up below you and savour sights never seen before. Enjoy a rustic bush-breakfast after the hour-long flight.
Let your senses slip into sheer relaxation mode with our small but sumptuous range of indulgent body massages. Drift away into a slumber as you are gently pampered in serene surrounds. And you can get yourself back into top-to-toe shape with a manicure or pedicure.
Relax on the tranquil shores of Lake Manyara with a drink in hand after the day’s excitement of exploring the bush. Gather your thoughts as you watch the sun set, the first stars appear and the birds come home to roost.
Dine in a different location each night. From where to have dinner to whom you share it with, the choice is yours. The evening can be as private as you like or more convivial with other guests. Feel the whisper of the evening breeze as you eat beneath the stars. If you imagine, it we can do it.
After the morning activity and breakfast, at a time to be advised by camp management, you will be transferred by camp vehicle to Lake Manyara Airstrip for the scheduled flight to Serengeti National Park. Upon arrival at Sasakwa Airstrip, you will be met by a camp vehicle, and transferred to Singita Faru Faru Camp where you will stay for three nights.
Built on a gently sloping hill, this riverine lodge, positioned on the renowned migratory route, is a place where you can quite literally expect the unexpected. Informal, unconventional and surprising at every turn, Singita Faru Faru Lodge is a mix of contemporary, organic style and the quirky practicality of a traditional botanist’s camp. With such close proximity to the river and plains, guests have the unique opportunity to experience a very close connection with the wilderness.
Daily game drives with professional guides provide the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals, while evening drives reveal the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa. Game drives are all conducted in state-of-the-art Land Rovers, each accommodating a maximum of six guests.
Walking safaris are an incredible way to experience the bush up close and personal. Your expert guide and tracker will accompany you as you track animals on foot through the wilderness and explore the magnificent plants and landscapes around you.
Perhaps Africa’s greatest beauty is its people and, as part of Singita’s deep commitment to community development, guests are invited to visit the nearby communities. The Grumeti Fund Community Outreach Program works with residents of the 21 villages bordering Singita Grumeti to realise their development goals. We partner with these communities to address issues of education, natural resource management, enterprise development and water management. We encourage guests to visit these communities to experience the success of these projects firsthand.
Back at the lodge, there are two pools at the main lodge area at Singita Faru Faru Lodge as well as a private infinity pool at the lodge’s private villa suite. Fully equipped gyms are available for guests’ convenience. Each facility provides picturesque views of the bush, allowing you to keep an eye on the action outside while you work out. Or spend a morning on taking lessons from your guide on how to shoot with a bow and arrow.
The spa journey can be performed in the tranquility of the Spa, out on a private deck, or in the comfort of guest suites. The products used are carefully selected for the positive impact that they have on our guests and the environment. The Dermalogica products use only the finest ingredients available from eco-safe sources, do not test on animals and are suitable for both men and women.
Mwarobaini ‘Healer of 40’ – Mwarobaini is a medicinal Swahili tree, that’s bark, roots and leaves are used to treat more than 40 ailments. We have used Mwarobaini wood to craft massage ‘tools’, used to create pressure for easing tension and releasing pressure points, as well as gliding over the body for relaxation and stress relief. Using our African formulated Marula and Neroli oil blend, this will be a unique Singita experience.Njozi za Africa “Dreams of Africa” – Discover the healing miracle of Africa with this indulgent body ritual. Our unique “Dreams of Africa” ritual includes a full body exfoliation and body wrap and is finished off with our specially crafted Uhai balancing full body massage.
After the morning activity and breakfast, a little time at leisure and lunch, at a time to be advised by camp management, you will be transferred to the airstrip by camp vehicle for the scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro Airport, to connect with your homebound flight.