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THE WILD WONDERS OF AFRICA

2020/2021 scenic.com.au


Welcome Scenic has more than 30 years’ experience creating unforgettable, handcrafted journeys for our guests. We are a proudly Australian-founded company and have introduced itineraries that travel to over 60 countries and visit every continent on Earth. Our guests are at the forefront of all we do, from the creation of our oncein-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experiences to the extensive range of Scenic Freechoice activities and dining options. We aim to deliver the best experience possible to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Kruger National Park, South Africa S 23° 59’ E 31° 33’


You’ll find the Scenic difference is in the details. Our custom-designed itineraries have set the benchmark in 5-star luxury land journeys. Enjoy the finest accommodation and transport complemented by all-inclusive sightseeing and the services of a dedicated Scenic Tour Director and expert local and safari guides. Join us in 2020-21 to explore the wild wonders of Africa in luxury. Whatever destination you choose, we look forward to welcoming you on one of our exceptional journeys.


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DISCOVER Explore a continent of monumental beauty, where nature still exercises dominion over the land, as well as the people and creatures that roam its plains. This is a place where the law of eat or be eaten still prevails. There’s every possibility that Africa won’t just open your eyes to new wonders, but that it will change the way you look at life. South Africa & Victoria Falls With its wealth of wildlife and its sophisticated infrastructure, South Africa occupies a truly unique position on the continent. Discover beautiful Cape Town before tracking the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo – in Kruger National Park and stand in awe of majestic Victoria Falls.

Kenya & Tanzania

Kenya and Tanzania will make your safari dreams come to life. Witness one of nature’s great spectacles, the Great Migration, and feel the ground thundering underfoot. Marvel at the diversity of wildlife in the great game parks and lakes painted pink with flamingos and gaze at the snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain.

Namibia & Botswana

Namibia is a land of stark beauty and splendid isolation, from the magnificent Sossusvlei Dunes and the Etosha Game Reserve, to Swakopmund and Windhoek. With the sheer wealth of wildlife Botswana has to offer, including the largest population of elephants in Africa, it’s without doubt one of Africa’s greatest treasures.

Egypt & Jordan

Some of the world’s most ancient and iconic wonders await as you follow in the footsteps of fearless explorers, mighty Pharaohs and biblical prophets. From the magnificent pyramids and the Temple of Abu Simbel to the otherworldly beauty of the Treasury at Petra and the desertscapes at Wadi Rum.

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Kenya Dead Sea

Amman

Jordan

Lake Nakuru National Park

Petra

Egypt

Masai Mara National Reserve

Wadi Rum

Aqaba Cairo

Giza

Serengeti National Park Red Sea

Luxor

Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania

Abu Simbel

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Victoria Falls Chobe National Park

Etosha National Park

Namibia Windhoek

Zimbabwe Hwange National Park

Okavango Delta

Botswana

Rovos Rail Blyde River Canyon

Swakopmund

Sossusvlei

Johannesburg Pretoria

South Africa Blue Train

Cape Town Cape Point

Kruger National Park

Kingdom of eSwatini Ghost Mountain

Hluhluwe

Oudtshoorn Knysna

Durban

Port Elizabeth

Nairobi Amboseli National Park

Nile Cruise Aswan

Mt Kenya


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Tours Overview Ultimate Africa Duration

28 Day 11/23 Day 29 Day 14/17 Day

Destinations

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Ultimate African Expedition

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Cape Town > Nairobi

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Grand African Safari

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Cape Town > Nairobi

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Wonders of Africa

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Cape Town > Nairobi

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South Africa & Victoria Falls

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Cape Town > Victoria Falls

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Kenya & Tanzania Duration

17 Day 12/17 Day 13 Day

Destinations

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Victoria Falls & East Africa Adventure

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Johannesburg > Nairobi

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Victoria Falls & Kenyan Discovery

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Johannesburg > Nairobi

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East Africa Adventure

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Nairobi > Nairobi

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Namibia & Botswana Duration

26 Day 8 Day 22 Day 6 Day

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Namibia, South Africa & Victoria Falls

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Windhoek > Victoria Falls

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Namibia Untouched

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Windhoek > Windhoek

NAMB

Cape Town to Okavango Delta

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Cape Town > Maun

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Okavango Delta Wild Retreat

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Victoria Falls > Maun

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Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan Duration

35/42 Day

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Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan Cape Town > Amman

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Tour & Cruise ZCTC/ZCTJ

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Wondrous Experiences Duration

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Blue Train

Johannesburg > Cape Town

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Rovos Rail

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Rwanda Gorilla Trek

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Zimbabwe Discovery

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Twelve Apostles/Giraffe Manor

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Victoria Falls > Johannesburg

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Nairobi > Nairobi

6 Day

Victoria Falls > Victoria Falls

3/2 Day

Cape Town/Nairobi


COMPANION FLIGHTS INCLUDED SAVE UP TO

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EARLYBIRD SAVINGS SAVE UP TO

$1,400

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FLY BUSINESS CLASS FROM ONLY

$4,595

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FLIGHTS INCLUDED SAVE UP TO

$3,420

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Book the 28 Day Ultimate African Expedition, 29 Day Wonders of Africa or 23 Day Grand African Safari to receive Companion Flights Included to Africa including taxes.

Book any 2020 journey to Africa of 12 days or longer and save up to $1,400 per couple.

Book the 28 Day Ultimate African Expedition, 30 Day Wonders of Africa or 23 Day Grand African Safari and fly Business Class from only $4,595 per person including taxes.

Book any Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan tours and enjoy included economy flights including taxes.

Please refer to back cover for terms and conditions


When you book one of our Scenic Earlybird offers you can be assured that you’ll not only enjoy the best price available, you’ll also receive the added benefit of first choice on departure dates and itineraries. To access these great savings for departures in 2020, simply book by 28 February 2020. For tours departing in 2021, book by 30 April 2020 to secure your best offer.

Book now and save

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Choose the date you would like to travel.

It’s easy to book now and save. Simply follow our quick two-step process and you’ll soon be enjoying the holiday of a lifetime. Scenic Earlybirds –B  ook by 20 February 2020 for 2020 departures Book by 30 April 2020 for 2021 departures or until sold out Special Offers – Book up to 90 days prior to departure (or if Scenic Earlybirds sell out) Africa Itinerary

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28 Day Ultimate African Expedition 23 Day Grand African Safari 29 Day Wonders of Africa

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17 Day Victoria Falls & Kenyan Discovery

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17 Day Victoria Falls & East Africa Adventure 17 Day South Africa & Victoria Falls

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26 Day Namibia, South Africa & Victoria Falls 22 Day Cape Town to Okavango Delta

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11 Day Southern Africa Discovery 13 Day East Africa Adventure 12 Day Kenyan Discovery

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14 Day South Africa Discovery

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All departures in 2020/2021

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COMPANION FLIGHTS INCLUDED

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Scenic Earlybird

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SAVE $1,300 PER COUPLE

Special Offer

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ZGRB

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SZK

Scenic Earlybird

SAVE $1,000 PER COUPLE

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SAVE $500 PER COUPLE

Scenic Earlybird

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Special Offer

SAVE $400 PER COUPLE

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All departures in 2020/2021

ZTK

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Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan Itinerary 35 Day Cape Town to Cairo 42 Day Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan

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Scenic Earlybird Special Offer

FLIGHTS INCLUDED

SAVE $1,600 PER COUPLE

Book by 28 February 2020 for 2020 departures Book by 30 April 2020 for 2021 departures Strictly limited space available on set departures


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THE SCENIC LUXURY EXPERIENCE

At Scenic, we’ve combined the ease of luxury travel with a selection of journeys that offer you a true insight into the wonders of the regions you visit. Africa was our first international touring destination in 1999 , while our history in Egypt and Jordan dates back to 2006.

Our handcrafted 5-star journeys feature the very best inclusions and a host of memorable moments. When you travel with Scenic, everything is taken care of. Our expert staff, from Tour Directors to local guides, will go above and beyond to make your experience unforgettable. That’s not to say choice is taken away from you. Wherever you go, there are countless experiences and activities to choose from – and of course, they’re all included. From your luxury accommodation, dining and boutique Nile cruise and rail journeys, to transfers and even tipping, every Scenic journey delivers excellence on every level.

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Scenic Freechoice

Our seasoned Journey Designers have handpicked and created a range of unique experiences that will be among the highlights of your journey.

Choose between a vast range of activities and sightseeing experiences to ensure you only see what you want to see, at a tempo that suits you.

From meeting the children of the Lake Nakuru orphanage in Kenya and visiting traditional Maasai and Zulu villages, to your own Agatha Christie moment at an exclusive dinner in Egypt, you’ll be left with amazing memories to treasure forever.

From wine tours and intrepid walks through Africa’s open plains tracking the Big Five, to authentic encounters with Maasai warriors, there’s a wealth of options, whatever your interests.

See pages 12-13 for details.

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Game Drives

Hotels

No effort is spared to ensure that you’re able to make the most of being on your dream safari, including iconic game drives through the continent’s untamed wilderness. You’ll be escorted in open-top vehicles that allow you to enjoy close proximity to the wildlife, in search of the ultimate safari jackpot, one of the Big Five – lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos or elephants.

See pages 20-21 for details.

Safari Lodges

Our hotels are selected on more than reputation alone; rather on a combination of location, character and ambience to ensure your hotel stay is truly reflective of your destination.

Nothing evokes images of a great African adventure more than staying at iconic safari game lodges.

From grand, colonial and legendary, historic hotels to luxurious city stays, you’ll discover a range of distinguished properties that will make your journey extra-special.

Scenic has been able to secure access to the very best lodges, many of which have private concessions and are therefore limited to resident guests. Your needs will be front and centre at all times, with a standard of service second to none.

See pages 16-17 for details.

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Cruising In Egypt you’ll spend four nights cruising the Nile in style on board the exclusively chartered and fully refurbished Sanctuary Sun Boat III. You can look forward to a tailormade itinerary and complimentary beverages with each lunch and dinner on board. In addition to your expert Egyptologist guide, your Tour Director will be on hand to accompany you on your cruise.

See pages 22-23 for details.

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Rail Perhaps the last thing you expect in coming to Africa is to find yourself spirited along on a world-class luxury rail journey. However, that’s precisely the experience awaiting you on board the Blue Train between South Africa’s two traditional capitals, Pretoria and Cape Town, or the Rovos Rail service from Victoria Falls to Pretoria. You can look forward to a private suite, impeccable service, complimentary drinks, private butlers, and an observation car.

To find out more visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Agent


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5-STAR LUXURY With Scenic, perks and privileges come included. Enjoy a full range of luxurious benefits that will enhance your experience throughout your journey.

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Fully escorted group touring with no more than 36 guests, 24 in East Africa Scenic Enrich – unforgettable and exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experiences Scenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted evening drinks in memorable locations Scenic Freechoice – a choice of activities and dining options throughout your journey Scenic Special Stays – iconic hotels remarkable for their location, character and heritage Private concession game reserves in open-top safari vehicles All meals included in game reserves Private charter luxury Nile cruise on board Sanctuary Sun Boat III Exclusive shore excursions on Nile cruise Expert Tour Directors, local guides and safari guides All internal flights A Scenic representative to assist you on your arrival and departure Porterage throughout Return airport transfers

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Scenic Special Stays Safari lodge 5-star luxury accommodation Quality service Experience ancient wonders up close

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Our Scenic Enrich encounters take you behind the scenes to enjoy private access and special moments you will treasure forever. A

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Explore Soweto with your local guide and visit Nelson Mandela’s house. At the Apartheid Museum, learn about 20th century South Africa, the effects of apartheid and the changes that were brought about by its dispensation.

Visit Johannesburg and the apartheid museum @ scenic.com.au/afr23

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Lake Nakuru Orphanage, Kenya Game drive in safari vehicle, Serengeti, Tanzania Zulu warriors dancing, South Africa Maasai warriors, Kenya

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To truly immerse yourself in any land, or connect with the local people, it’s not enough to merely visit the sights, or marvel at the attractions, however wondrous they may be. Scenic Enrich experiences take you into the very heart of the communities that you’re visiting, and transport you to places and events that you wouldn’t otherwise encounter. Enjoy a truly moving visit to the Lake Nakuru Orphanage in Kenya, relish enriching encounters with traditional Maasai and Zulu villages, two of the region’s most distinctive warrior tribes, and gain unique insights into their traditional life and culture. Experience dining African-style, with an authentic bush breakfast on the open plains of the magnificent Masai Mara, and a Boma Dinner under a starlit sky at Kruger National Park, with the sounds of African wildlife close by. In Egypt, be treated to an exclusive dinner at The Terrace in Aswan and imagine Agatha Christie penning her novel, Death on the Nile. These are just some of the unique experiences that will make your journey truly unforgettable.

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Each guest is different, so we appreciate that you may want to move at your own pace. Perhaps you’ll want to follow a busy day with one at a more relaxed tempo, or you may wish to truly unwind throughout. We’ve divided our extensive list of Scenic Freechoice activities into active, moderate and relaxed pace so you can choose those which best suit your requirements and interests. Active – For those keen to explore further afield or take part in more energetic excursions. Moderate – A comfortable walking pace at which you can easily discover a beautiful city or marketplace. Relaxed – A slower pace allowing you to enjoy a show or perhaps take part in a class.

Whether you’d like to tour South Africa’s famous vineyards or its vibrant townships, walk in Nelson Mandela’s illustrious footsteps, or in the tracks of an impala, Scenic Freechoice offers you a huge variety of all-inclusive activities to choose from. From a Harley DavidsonTM ride to walking safaris through bushland and exploring the dunes of the Namib desert, Africa offers such a wealth of attractions that you’re bound to find something that interests you. Choose to explore the oldest pyramids in the world in Egypt or discover the underwater wonders of the Red Sea in Jordan. There is quite simply nothing more wonder-inducing than choice, and you’ll be encouraged to take full advantage. And of course, it’s all included in the price you pay upfront.

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Whether you want a relaxed pace or you want to fit in as much as possible, Scenic Freechoice offers a diverse range of sightseeing and activities for you to choose from. And of course, it’s all included. Scenic Freechoice activity

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Join the chefs at Sarova Mara Lodge for an African cooking class. Start with a visit to the herb garden, then learn different recipes and traditions of East Africa in this interactive session.

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Harley Davidson™ ride, Cape Town, South Africa Namib Desert, Namibia Golfing, Mt. Kenya Safari Club, Kenya Mokoro Canoe Safari, Okavango Delta, Botswana Cape Winelands Tour, Cape Town, South Africa

Discover Cape Town with David Whitehill @ scenic.com.au/afr24

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Every carefully selected hotel on our tours has been handpicked by our expert Journey Designers to ensure it offers outstanding location and luxury.

Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Kenya Peermont D’oreale Grande, Johannesburg, South Africa Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe The Oyster Box, Durban, South Africa Sun City Camp, Wadi Rum, Jordan

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Hotels You’ll find that the wonders of Africa are all the more enjoyable when you’re ensconced in the comfort and luxury of the region’s most prestigious hotels. Exceptional quality and service is integral to everything we do. Our selection of handpicked luxurious hotels will ensure that your holiday becomes even more extraordinary. There’s nothing like checking into a spectacular hotel where you can relax and recharge after a busy day exploring. Each of our luxury properties have been handpicked to let you thoroughly enjoy each destination. With our range of Scenic Special Stays you’ll also find yourself in hotels that are simply unlike any others, whether it’s their superb position, such as the magnificent Victoria Falls Hotel overlooking Victoria Falls Gorge, or the sheer splendour of their design, such as Durban’s wonderfully colonial Oyster Box. Appreciate the urbane elegance of Cape Town’s Table Bay Hotel with incomparable views of the sea and the mountain, and The Michelangelo Hotel in Johannesburg’s trendy shopping district of Sandton.

You can look forward to stays that complement each location, from stunning lagoon view rooms at the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays, to the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, which offers a snapshot of Africa from a bygone era. Stay at historical palaces with pinch-yourself views, such as the Marriott Mena House Hotel in Giza, nestled in the shadows of Egypt’s Great Pyramids, and sleep under starry desert skies in air-conditioned ‘Martian’ geodomes at Sun City Camp in Jordan’s Wadi Rum. With top-tier service and facilities, the wonder truly never ends at havens like these.

Scenic Special Stays Look for this symbol on your itineraries for locations where you will experience these outstanding properties.

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Thornybush Game Lodge, South Africa Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, Lake Nakuru, Kenya Lion Sands River Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa Sarova Mara, Masai Mara, Kenya

It’s difficult to top the thrill of spotting exotic animals in the wild. We’ve handpicked exclusive game lodges to complement the experience, offering luxurious touches, dazzling views and authentic, unique surroundings. With Scenic, you’ll find the experience even more special as you’ll be taken to game lodges that are limited to resident guests. Indeed, many of the lodges that you’ll visit have private concessions, so you can rest assured that your needs will be front and centre at all times. Enjoy stays at the very finest lodges in some of Africa’s most sought after spots – such as the Lions Sands River Lodge in South Africa’s Kruger National Park and Thornybush Private Game Lodge, adjacent to the park. For that authentic safari feel, stay in luxury tented accommodation of the Sarova Mara camp in Kenya’s renowned Masai Mara National Reserve and experience an exclusive bush breakfast out on the open plains among the wildlife.

When you stay at Lake Nakuru’s Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, you’ll witness a traditional dance performance. Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge sits on the eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, with views over the crater floor, home to vast herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, the rare and endangered Black Rhino, elephant, cheetah, lion, leopard and gazelle – to name just a few. Serengeti Sopa Lodge overlooks the plains of South Western Serengeti National Park and it lies within an area of outstanding natural beauty. At all lodges, you’ll be afforded a level of quality and service second to none, rivalled only by the wonders that surround you.

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A Close encounters with lions, Kruger National Park, South Africa B Lions, Kruger National Park, South Africa C Cheetah, Serengeti National Park, Kenya D Open-top safari

With Scenic every effort is made to ensure that you enjoy each moment of your time in the African bush. After all, one thing distinguishes a journey to Africa more than anything else – the wonder of going on safari.

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Scenic Sundowners

Scenic Sundowners feature exclusive hosted drinks in memorable locations. At the end of your game drive, partake in the most enjoyable of safari traditions – Sundowner drinks while being treated to a special cruise down the Zambezi River to watch the teeming wildlife on the banks.

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Game Drives There’s nothing as exhilarating as finding yourself face to face with exotic wildlife, and no continent on Earth does wild animals with quite as much style and verve as Africa. When it comes to game excursions, you can look forward to open-top rides in specially modified Toyota Land Cruisers, allowing unrestricted viewing of game, and ideal photography conditions. Go in search of lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos or elephants, otherwise reverently referred to as the ‘Big Five’. Your chances of encountering that once-in-alifetime bush event are so much greater with Scenic.

Experienced game rangers are on hand throughout to bring anything of interest to your immediate attention and there’s always something to captivate. What’s more, you’ll also benefit from talented local trackers who are not only experts in the art of reading the African bush, but also adept at spotting a moment of wonder a mile off.

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Visit Kruger National Park with David Whitehill @ scenic.com.au/afr26 To find out more visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Agent


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Since the days of the pharaohs, Egyptians have been cruising the Nile. Ensconced in luxury, glide gently down the Nile and gaze at the wonders of ancient Egypt.

Sun Deck with pool Attentive and friendly service Presidential Suite On board dining, Lower Sun Deck

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Cruising We don’t want you to miss a minute of the fascinating scenery as you cruise the majestic Nile on our exclusive private charter on board Sanctuary Sun Boat III. Catering to just 34 guests, every cabin is tastefully appointed and features a window onto the world. On board your recently refurbished boutique Nile river cruiser, luxury awaits. Modelled on the opulent era of the 20s and 30s, style and refinement are reflected throughout. The spacious cabins are elegantly furnished and oversized picture windows ensure you won’t miss a minute of the passing scenery. All cabins have a mini-bar, safe deposit box and satellite LCD television, along with individually-controlled air-conditioning. Indulge in one of the elegant Presidential Suites situated at the front of the Promenade Deck featuring a separate sitting area. The lavish Royal Suites also boast private balconies from which to witness the magnificent surrounds. Your intimate boutique ship evokes the heyday of Egypt’s past, with exquisite spaces, from the Copper Tray fine-dining restaurant to the Sahara and H. Carter lounges.

Relax on the Sun Deck next to the swimming pool, or on the lower shaded deck, and watch life on the river pass by. You’ll be treated to first-class dining and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included with lunch and dinner. Be entertained by a whirling dervishes, and dress the part for a Galabeyya party. Your tailormade four night cruise itinerary will take you between Luxor to Aswan, revealing the architectural marvels of the Valley of the Kings and lesser-known sights such as the Temple of Hathor at Dendera. Explore Egypt’s famous monuments with the resident Egyptologist while your Scenic Tour Director will assist throughout your cruise. As you drift languorously past the ancient wonders along the shores of the Nile, there’ll be breathtaking monuments – and moments – around every bend.

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Southern Africa & Victoria Falls The world-renowned Garden Route along South Africa’s beautiful Cape coastline, the equally impressive Panorama Route deep in South Africa’s interior, Table Mountain, Cape Town, the stunning Kruger National Park and, of course, the legendary Victoria Falls. This is a remarkable region and have wonders that speak for themselves. South Africa The splendours of South Africa beckon, and here you’ll find a very different wilderness, and completely new encounters. Some of it is hilly, and carpeted in veldt – leopard country, where lightning rules supreme. Here, gnarly trees stand up bravely to breathtaking summer storms. Then there’s the rolling highveld, with a wealth of natural wonder held protectively in the preserve of the nation’s renowned Kruger National Park. And beyond that, there is so much to be discovered – a unique and compelling history, cities that are a distinct amalgam of cultures, and landscapes that shift beguilingly from one province to the next.

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Victoria Falls There’s nothing quite like standing in front of the world’s largest sheet of falling water, which rises up to 108 metres and spans a gorge carved out of a flat plateau. Victoria Falls, although rightly considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, isn’t just a spectacular natural feature, it’s also a place of immense spiritual strength and beauty. David Livingstone, the first European to witness the magnificence of Victoria Falls, best described it as a scene ‘gazed upon by angels in their flight’.

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe Blyde River Canyon, South Africa Kruger National Park, South Africa Rhinoceros, Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Kenya & Tanzania The incredible Masai Mara National Reserve, Mount Kenya, the electrifying Mount Kilimanjaro, the vast Ngorongoro Crater – the list of wonders in Kenya and Tanzania is endless. A

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A trip to Kenya and Tanzania is what safari dreams are made of. Mass wildebeest migrations so momentous that the ground thunders underfoot, lakes painted pink with flamingos, the snow-capped peak of Africa’s highest mountain – these are just some of the wondrous sights on display.

The romance of ‘Out of Africa’

The greatest wildlife spectacle on Earth The Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 species of birds. The annual Great Migration from July to September attracts over a million wildebeest, zebra and impala, a phenomenon that has to be seen to be appreciated. Mountains high and craters deep Enjoy marvellous views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world, as massive herds of elephants migrate across the dry plains of Amboseli National Park. Shift your gaze downwards to the incredible vistas over Ngorongoro Crater, known as ‘Africa’s Eden’. Even more spectacular than the views from above is a game drive along the crater floor among an unparalleled concentration of wildlife, including the highest density of predators in all of Africa.

Experience the romance of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ as you visit Karen Blixen’s house just outside Nairobi, at the foot of the Ngong Hills. A special treat awaits – quite literally – as you get to feed giraffes, then visit the tea gardens where tea was first commercially grown in Kenya.

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Botswana & Namibia From the searing beauty of the Kalahari and the lush waterways of the Okavango Delta, to the dazzling Namib and the vast, open expanse of the Etosha pan, you’ll be treated to worlds of wonder that are both startling and strikingly varied. Experience a very different kind of wildlife excursion, for there are still places in these lands of incredible contrasts where animals never encounter human beings.

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A Namib Desert, Namibia B Okavango Delta, Botswana C Cruise on Chobe River, Botswana

The Okavango Delta At its peak, the Okavango Delta can expand to an area of more than 16,000 square kilometres. Explore a paradise where herds of elephants, giraffes and gazelles gather at the water’s edge, and take a front row seat for all the action in one of the world’s most fascinating wetlands. Chobe National Park With the world’s largest concentration of elephants, Chobe is another African jewel that should be on every bucket list. Expect encounters beyond the ordinary, as herds of these massive yet elegant creatures are in evidence everywhere. An environment unlike any other There are no deserts quite like the ancient Kalahari, or the dazzling Namib. These unique ecosystems are home to some of the most distinctive fauna on the planet, for every species that resides here has had to find ways to adapt to the challenges of this uniquely waterless world.

Unique game viewing Etosha, meaning the ‘great white place’, is set on a huge, flat calcrete pan. With its stark and striking backdrops, it’s a national park quite unlike any in Africa. You’ll get to view quintessentially Namibian wildlife such as the orix, and animals as rare as the endangered Black Rhino. Surprising settlements While most visit Namibia to explore its natural wonders, you’ll find yourself taken by the towns you encounter along the way, from the capital Windhoek, established by German colonial settlers, to the coastal city of Swakopmund, wedged between the Atlantic Ocean and the Namib Desert.

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Egypt & Jordan Standing on the ancient lands of the Pharaohs, time seems to stop. Let Egypt’s myths, legends and wonders envelope you as we take you on a journey that is handcrafted, unique and remarkable, from the enigmatic Sphinx to the majestic Nile. Cairo’s treasures From the oldest pyramid in the world at Saqqara and the Egyptian Museum full of priceless artefacts, to early Coptic Christian monuments and Islamic Cairo, home to the 14th-century souk, Khan Al-Khalili this is an adventure through time you’ll never forget. Tombs and temples No journey to Egypt is complete without a visit to the ancient tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings. In Luxor, you’ll see Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and Luxor Temple, as well as the ancient cluster of pylons and obelisks in Karnak, and the famous Temple of Amun. Explore the lesser-visited temple of Ramses III at Medinet Habu.

The mighty Nile Watch ancient wonders unfold as you float gently past, with visits to Dendera’s Temple of Hathor and the Nile temples of Philae and Kom Ombo. In Aswan, the ‘Jewel of the Nile’, learn about the Nubians, one of the earliest civilisations on Earth, and see where the Nile runs clear and golden sands swirl against its banks.

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A The Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt B Kom Ombo Temple, Egypt C The Treasury, Petra, Jordan D Felucca on the Nile, Aswan, Egypt B

A host of wonders await on your journey through Jordan, steeped in ancient treasures. It’s easy to see why Lawrence of Arabia was seduced by this jewel. Nothing will quite prepare you for its arresting beauty. Ancient marvels In Jordan, slices of the past collide. Follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors, Egyptian pharaohs, Bedouins and prophets. Created in the Bronze Age, Jerash has been inhabited for more than 6,500 years. In Amman, the ancient citadel stands over the city, while Madaba is famous for its Byzantine-era mosaics. See where the baptism of Jesus reputedly took place at Bethany Beyond the Jordan, or where Moses stood on Mount Nebo, looking at the Promised Land. Natural and man-made wonders The ancient ghost city of Petra, carved inside rose-red sandstone rock, is a World Heritage-listed site full of hidden secrets and architectural marvels.

The rock-cut facades, including the 2,000 year old Treasury, will send shivers down your spine. You will see why Indiana Jones came here looking for the Holy Grail. Desert romance The Wadi Rum Desert, made famous by Lawrence of Arabia, boasts blazing red sands, dramatic rock formations and sandstone mountains. Uninhabited except for Bedouin nomads and villagers who have lived there for thousands of years, its haunting stillness and stark beauty is omnipresent. The nights are so clear you will feel like you can touch the stars.

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Wondrous Experiences Extend your moments of wonder on your trip of a lifetime. We offer additional extensions to complement our itineraries or you can book them independently. The Blue Train Travelling from Pretoria, the elegant heart of historic South Africa, to Cape Town, the nation’s mother city, the Blue Train showcases old world grace and elegance. You can look forward to a distinguished level of service that includes private butlers, first-rate food and finely furnished carriages where you’re able to while away the hours watching some of the world’s most unforgettable scenery passing by.

Giraffe Manor As one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings, Giraffe Manor dates back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. Today, Giraffe Manor is most famous for its herd of resident Rothschild’s giraffe who may visit morning and evening, sometimes poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary.

Rovos Rail With discreet and friendly service, 5-star cuisine and a selection of South Africa’s finest wines, Rovos Rail harks back to a simpler, more elegant era encompassing the timeless grace and high romance of African exploration. Your three night train journey from Victoria Falls to Pretoria passes through Hwange National Park, a rich and diverse wildlife sanctuary.

Rwanda Gorilla Trek One of the greatest experiences of a lifetime awaits – coming face to face with gorillas in the mountains of Rwanda. Embark on a truly unique safari experience and be entranced as you encounter the greatest of great apes in their natural environment. Feel your heart racing if you’re lucky enough to set eyes on a giant Silverback.

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Zimbabwe Discovery Adventure awaits at Zimbabwe’s luxury bush camps. Spend two nights at Bumi Hills overlooking Lake Kariba, then continue to Somalisa Camp in the heart of Hwange National Park, famous for its big herds of elephants. Twelve Apostles Cape Town Spend two nights at the awardwinning Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, a short drive from Cape Town. Framed on one side by majestic mountains – The Twelve Apostles – and on the other by the Atlantic Ocean. D

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Gorilla trek, Rwanda Leopard Bar, Cape Town Blue Train, South Africa Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe Giraffe Manor, Kenya

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ULTIMATE AFRICA The ultimate African adventure of your imagination may depict a tapestry of magnificent landscapes and wild creatures roaming the vast plains. – You might find that the reality far surpasses your wildest dreams and that your fondest memories will be of the people and cultures you encounter along the way. Be enthralled by stunning coastlines and vibrant cities, soaring peaks, gently rolling plains and some of the most intriguing cultures in all of Africa.


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Ultimate African Expedition Cape Town > Nairobi

28 Day Tour

A tapestry of landmark moments Africa is larger than your imagination can even conceive – and not simply large in size, but also in the splendour of its icons, and the magnificence of its landscapes. In exploring Southern and East Africa on this journey, you’ll encounter many of its most awe-inspiring landmarks. View the sublime Table Mountain, even more spectacular if you’re fortunate enough to see it when clouds are draping gently over it. Marvel at breathtaking Victoria Falls, where white rapids plunge a hundred metres into the waters below. Explore the continent’s greatest national parks – Kruger, Chobe, Masai Mara and Amboseli – and visit tribal villages where you’ll meet people and cultures pivotal to the region and its history.

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Amboseli National Park

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Cape Point

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Lion, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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Scenic Sundowners Game drives are without doubt the highlight of any safari. In Kruger National Park, your afternoon game drive in search of wildlife culminates with one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions – Sundowner drinks.

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Highlights: Indulge in your two night stay at The Oyster Box, one of South Africa’s leading hotels Experience the excitement of a game drive in search of the Big Five Feel the spray of the water from Victoria Falls while enjoying your guided tour Meet a traditional Maasai warrior as part of your visit to a Maasai village Travel along South Africa’s famous Garden Route Maasai Village, Kenya

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Ultimate African Expedition 28 Day Itinerary Cape Town > Nairobi Blue Train extension

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Oudtshoorn > Knysna

Ghost Mountain > Kingdom of eSwatini

Learn about Africa’s largest bird at a local ostrich farm, then head to Knysna on the Garden Route, famous for its oysters. You’ll enjoy a night at the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays. Enjoy a scenic lagoon cruise with expert commentary on the region’s flora and fauna. Freechoice Dining: Choose between two local restaurants for tonight’s dinner.

Arrive in the tiny Kingdom of eSwatini. Journey through the magnificent valleys of Big Bend to the Summerfield Resort, nestled within an idyllic Botanical Garden, for an overnight stay. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the magnificent garden.

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Complete this once-in-alifetime experience with a three day Blue Train extension. See page 90.

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Johannesburg > Pretoria > Blue Train Arrive in Johannesburg and be transferred to Pretoria Train Station for pre-departure snacks and drinks before boarding the 5-star Blue Train. Meals: D

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Welcome to wonderful Cape Town. Enjoy an exclusive three night Special Stay at Table Bay Hotel, with spectacular views of the waterfront and Table Mountain. Tonight, meet your Tour Director for a welcome drink and dinner. Meals: D

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Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for wondrous 360 degree views. Freechoice: Sample South Africa’s finest vintages on a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit history-rich Robben Island, opt for a township tour or a Harley DavidsonTM ride. Meals: B

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Blue Train > Cape Town Travel through the Cape wine region before arriving in Cape Town. You’ll be transferred to the Table Bay Hotel where you will meet your Scenic Tour Director and fellow travellers this evening. Meals: B

Enjoy the ultimate in luxury service, matched only by the breathtaking scenery.

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Relax in the comfort of your suite, the lounge or the observation cars for panoramic views.

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Travel along the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth and board your flight to Durban. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at The Oyster Box Hotel, the ultimate in colonial charm and style. Meals: B.D

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Durban Discover the beachside town of Durban, famous for its Indian and colonial influences. This afternoon indulge in a delicious high tea. Meals: B

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Cape Town

Hluhluwe > Ghost Mountain

Journey along the Atlantic coastline to Cape Point. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope and visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony. Meals: B.L

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Cape Town > Oudtshoorn Stunning semi-desert scenery awaits en route to the town of Oudtshoorn. Later, discover a wonderland of underground chambers at the Cango Caves, among the largest in the world, before staying overnight at Swartberg Country Manor. Meals: B.D

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The Dolphin Coast region of Natal has a sea of sugarcane fields. Enter Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, world-renowned for its rhino conservation program. Later, enjoy an overnight stay at the foot of Zululand’s legendary Ghost Mountain Inn. Enrich This evening, you’ll be treated to a mesmerising display of traditional Zulu dancing, complete with dramatic local drumming. Meals: B.D

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Kruger National Park stretches for an impressive 450 kilometres. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at Lion Sands River Lodge or Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, on a private concession within the park. The Sabie River flows through it, and its bushland is home to the highest recorded concentration of leopards in Africa. Look out for the Big Five on a game drive in an open safari vehicle. Sundowners At the end of your afternoon game drive, partake in one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions – Sundowner drinks. Take in the ambience over dinner at your lodge. Meals: B.D

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Kruger National Park

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Limitless game viewing possibilities await as you traverse Kruger National Park in specially adapted Land Rovers to track the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Enrich Enjoy a fascinating lecture from an expert ranger on Africa’s big game. Meals: B.L.D


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Panorama Route > Johannesburg

Victoria Falls

Travel the magnificent Panorama Route on the way to Johannesburg. View Blyde River Canyon, the third deepest in the world, then visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Check into the Michelangelo Hotel for two nights. Meals: B

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Victoria Falls > Nairobi Optional Helicopter Flight

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Johannesburg > Victoria Falls

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Board your flight to Victoria Falls. The world’s largest sheet of falling water rises up to 108 metres high and spans a gorge carved out of a flat plateau. Check into the colonial Victoria Falls Hotel for a three night Special Stay. Sundowners Be treated to a special Sundowners cruise down the Zambezi River and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks, drink in hand. Tonight’s outdoor dinner features a mesmerising display of traditional dancing.

Enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. See page 95 for details (additional expense, please book on tour). Fly to Nairobi and transfer to the elegant Serena Hotel for a two night stay.

Giraffes, Kenya

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Nairobi

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Lion, Kruger National Park

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Ultimate African Expedition 28 Day Itinerary Cape Town > Nairobi Day 19

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Nairobi > Amboseli National Park

Mount Kenya > Lake Nakuru National Park

Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve > Nairobi

Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world, commands the horizon as you approach Amboseli National Park. Massive herds of elephants migrate across dry plains, linking swamps with open pastures. On your game drives today and tomorrow, cheetahs and prides of lions can often be seen stalking the plains. Ol Tukai Lodge, your home for two nights, is situated beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain.

The shallow alkaline lake near the town of Nakuru is home to flamingos, pelicans and other birds. Enjoy a two night stay at Lion Hill Lodge, overlooking the lake. Take game drives in search of Black and White Rhino, giraffe and many other species.

Meals: B.L.D

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Freechoice: Travel to Ol Pejeta Conservancy and visit a sanctuary for chimpanzees. Alternatively, enjoy a bird walk or perhaps a round of golf (9 holes). Enrich Partake in a symbolic Equator ceremony with tribal music and dancing. Meals: B.D

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Amboseli National Park

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Go in search of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives. Sundowners Climb to the top of Observation Hill and gaze at the sunset over Amboseli National Park, drink in hand.

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Experience the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon. See page 95 for details (additional expense, please book on tour). Enrich Join the chefs at Sarova Mara Lodge for an African cooking class. Meals: B.L.D

Lake Nakuru > Masai Mara National Reserve The Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals and over 400 species of birds. The annual Great Migration from July to September attracts over a million wildebeest, zebra and impala, a phenomenon that has to be seen to be appreciated. Spend three nights in the reserve at the Sarova Mara Camp. Meals: B.L.D

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Game drives through the Masai Mara encompass all types of animals, from lion, cheetah and leopard, to vast herds of antelope and zebra. During migration season, your game rangers will give you the chance to see the crossings at the Mara River, renowned for its crocodiles. Enrich Visit a Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture, and their close association with the wild animals. Meals: B.L.D

Amboseli National Park, Kenya

5-star luxury inclusions:

Fully escorted group touring 9 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 11 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining 3 Scenic Sundowners events 5 memorable Scenic Special Stays Private concession game reserves 61 meals – 27 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 21 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local and safari guides All internal flights Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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Grand African Safari Cape Town > Nairobi

11/23 Day Tour

Essential Africa Close your eyes and think of Africa and you’re likely to picture one of the iconic attractions in this itinerary. After all, this journey was designed to introduce you to Africa’s true essence. The wonder of it all is that the Africa of your imagination is accessible to you. It’s a place with vast herds of elephants and antelope, where lions roam the plains, and cheetahs that chase down their prey with spectacular speed. It’s a place with many monumental wonders; Cape Town’s Table Mountain, and Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, to pick out just two. It encompasses all the splendour of Kenya’s highest mountain peaks and Tanzania’s great rolling grasslands. And best of all, it’s available right here in one complete, convenient and wondrous journey.

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Mount Kilimanjaro

Ngorongoro National Park

Chobe National Park Botswana

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Blyde River Canyon

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Scenic Enrich experience Witness a wonderful Australian initiative, the Lake Nakuru Orphanage. Enjoy a heart-warming visit, partake in a truly memorable interaction with the children and draw a little closer to Africa and its people.

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Highlights: Stay  on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town with stunning backdrops of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean E  xperience the excitement of a game drive in search of the Big Five and enjoy the safari tradition of Sundowners F  eel the spray of the water from Victoria Falls while enjoying your guided tour See Africa’s ‘Garden of Eden’, Ngorongoro Crater W  atch the elephants at play on your Chobe River cruise Lion Cub, Masai Mara, Kenya

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Grand African Safari 11/23 Day Itinerary Cape Town > Nairobi Blue Train extension

Sundowners At the end of your afternoon game drive, partake in one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions - Sundowner drinks. Meals: B.D

Day 05

Commence this once-in-alifetime experience with a three day Blue Train extension from Pretoria to Cape Town. See page 90 for details.

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Welcome to Cape Town. Your journey into wonder begins with a three night Special Stay at the Table Bay Hotel.

Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

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Enjoy game drives without restriction in your specially adapted Land Rovers, to track the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Enrich Dine in the bush under a starlit sky with the sounds of African wildlife close by.

Cruise on Chobe River, home to vast herds of elephants and buffalo, as well as a game drive along the shoreline.

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Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for stunning 360 degree views. Freechoice: Sample South Africa’s finest vintages with a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit Robben Island, or opt for a township tour or a Harley DavidsonTM ride.

Encounter more of Africa’s wildlife on your morning and evening game drives. Also take the opportunity for a walking safari with your game ranger. Meals: B.L.D

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Day 03

Panorama Route > Johannesburg

Journey along the Atlantic coastline to Cape Point. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope and visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony. Meals: B.L

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Chobe National Park

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Victoria Falls

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Enrich Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain unique insights into traditional tribal life and meet the elephants during your visit to an elephant sanctuary. Witness the power of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side. Later, enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone Restaurant. Meals: B.L.D

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Cape Town

Zambezi River and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks, just upstream from Victoria Falls, drink in hand. Tonight’s outdoor dinner features a mesmerising display of traditional dancing.

Travel the Panorama Route to Johannesburg and see the Blyde River Canyon – the third deepest in the world. Stay at the stylish Peermont D’Oreale Grande Hotel.

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Ngorongoro Crater Witness sunrise over the crater before an extended game drive along the crater floor, reputed to contain the largest number of predators in all of Africa.

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Guests on the 11 Day Southern Africa Discovery tour (Tour code: SZK) depart today and transfer to Victoria Falls airport after breakfast.

Meals: B.L.D

Enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. See page 95 for details (additional cost, please book on tour). Fly to Nairobi for your two night stay at the elegant Serena Hotel, located on a private acreage. Meals: B

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enter Serengeti National Park with its vast central plains, made fertile by the ashes of the nearby highlands. Your two night stay is at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge. Meals: B.L.D

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Serengeti National Park The Serenova Valley is renowned for its game viewing, due to its abundance of water as well as its large population of resident cats. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives. Meals: B.L.D

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Serengeti National Park > Amboseli National Park Fly to Arusha and enjoy the marvellous view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Return to Kenya and travel to Amboseli National Park where massive herds of elephants migrate across the dry plains. Ol Tukai Lodge, your home for two nights, sits beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain. Meals: B.L.D

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Lake Nakuru > Masai Mara National Reserve The Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals. Enjoy a two night stay inside the reserve at the Sarova Mara Camp. Meals: B.L.D

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Amboseli National Park On your game drives today, keep an eye out for cheetahs and lions often seen stalking the plains. Meals: B.L.D

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See page 95 for details (additional expense, please Amboseli National book on tour). Park > Lake Nakuru Enrich Visit a Maasai village and National Park Journey north into the heart of learn about this complex and proudly independent culture Kenya to Lake Nakuru. Enjoy and their close association a two night stay at Lion Hill with the wild animals. Lodge, overlooking the lake. Freechoice: Join your Maasai Meals: B.L.D guide for a walking tour, or Day 20 take an African cooking class.

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Enrich Enjoy an exclusive farewell bush breakfast out on the open plains of the Masai Mara amongst the wildlife. Board your light aircraft for a scenic flight over the reserve to Nairobi airport where it’s time to say farewell to new found friends.

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5-star luxury inclusions:

Fully escorted group touring 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 8 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining 2 Scenic Sundowners events 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays Private concession game reserves 55 meals – 22 breakfasts (B), 16 lunches (L) and 17 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local and safari guides All internal flights Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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11 Day Cape Town > Victoria Falls Tour code: SZK

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2021 Departures Twin share Single

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Experience the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon.

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 104 and 105.

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Wonders of Africa Cape Town > Nairobi

29 Day Tour

Open your eyes to wonder Surrender to rolling expanses of unsurpassed beauty, majestic peaks and cascading waterfalls and be treated to some of the world’s most incredible fauna and flora. Wonder is a way of seeing, and a little luxury goes a long way in ensuring you’re receptive to the many treasures you’ll encounter. From first-class dining, sometimes in untamed and adventurous surrounds, to introductions to a world you’ve never seen before, you can look forward to a level of luxury and inclusion that will open your eyes to the wealth of wonder in store. Travel the world-renowned Garden Route along South Africa’s beautiful coastline, and the equally impressive Panorama Route through the interior. Go in search of the Big Five on game drives and follow in the footsteps of David Livingstone as you marvel at Victoria Falls. Round off your journey with the wonders of Kenya and Tanzania, and you have found ‘Africa’s Eden’.

Lake Nakuru National Park

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Nairobi

Masai Mara National 2 Reserve Serengeti National 2 Park

Tanzania

Victoria Falls

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Ngorongoro National Park

Amboseli National 2 Park Mount Kilimanjaro

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Johannesburg 2

Zimbabwe

Blyde River Canyon

Pretoria

South Africa

Cape Town 3 Cape Point

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Oudtshoorn Knysna

1 Overnight

Land

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Park Kingdom 1 of eSwatini

1 Ghost Mountain Hluhluwe

2 Blue Train Extension

Kruger

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Giraffes, Ngorongoro National Park, Tanzania

2 Durban Port Elizabeth

Optional rail

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Scenic Enrich experience Listen to the sounds of the wild over an exclusive bush breakfast on the open plains of the Masai Mara, freshly prepared by your lodge chefs. A moment to savour and remember forever.

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Highlights: Stay  on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with stunning backdrops of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean E  xperience the excitement of a game drive in search of the Big Five and enjoy the safari tradition of Sundowners F  eel the spray of the water from Victoria Falls while enjoying your guided tour M  eet a traditional Maasai warrior as part of your visit to a Maasai village Visit an elephant sanctuary in Zimbabwe Blyde River Canyon, South Africa

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Wonders of Africa 29 Day Itinerary Cape Town > Nairobi Blue Train extension

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Day 09

Oudtshoorn > Knysna

Ghost Mountain > Kingdom of eSwatini

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Learn about Africa’s largest bird at a local ostrich farm, then head to Knysna on the Garden Route, famous for its oysters. You’ll enjoy a night at the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays. Enjoy a scenic cruise with expert commentary on the region’s flora and fauna. Freechoice Dining: Choose between two local restaurants for tonight’s dinner. Complete this once-in-alifetime experience with a three day Blue Train extension. See page 90.

Meals: B.L.D

Day 01

Johannesburg > Pretoria > Blue Train Arrive in Johannesburg and be transferred to Pretoria Train Station for pre-departure snacks and drinks before boarding the 5-star Blue Train. Meals: D

Day 02

Blue Train

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Welcome to Cape Town for an exclusive three night Special Stay at Table Bay Hotel, with views of the waterfront and Table Mountain. Tonight, meet your Tour Director for a welcome drink and dinner. Meals: D

Day 02

Cape Town

Blue Train > Cape Town Travel through the Cape wine region before arriving in Cape Town. You’ll be transferred to the Table Bay Hotel where you will meet your Scenic Tour Director and fellow travellers this evening. This is an independent tour, not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director.

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Day 03

Cape Town

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Travel along the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth and board your flight to Durban. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at The Oyster Box Hotel, the ultimate in colonial charm and style. Meals: B.D

Day 07

Durban Discover the beachside town of Durban, famous for its Indian and colonial influences. This afternoon indulge in a delicious high tea.

Journey along the Atlantic coastline to Cape Point. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope, then visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony. Meals: B.L

Cape Town > Oudtshoorn Stunning semi-desert scenery awaits en route to the town of Oudtshoorn. Later, discover a wonderland of underground chambers at the Cango Caves, among the largest in the world, before your stay at Swartberg Country Manor. Meals: B.D

Day 08

Hluhluwe > Ghost Mountain

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The Dolphin Coast region of Natal has a sea of sugarcane fields. Enter Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, world-renowned for its rhino conservation program. Later, enjoy your overnight stay at the foot of Zululand’s legendary Ghost Mountain Inn. Enrich This evening, you’ll be treated to a mesmerising display of traditional Zulu dancing, complete with dramatic local drumming. Meals: B.D

Meals: B.D

Day 10

Kingdom of eSwatini > Kruger National Park

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Port Elizabeth > Durban

Meals: B

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Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for wondrous 360 degree views. Freechoice: Sample South Africa’s finest vintages with a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit history-rich Robben Island, or opt to take a township tour or a Harley DavidsonTM ride. Meals: B

Day 03

Meals: B

Enjoy the ultimate in luxury service, matched only by the breathtaking scenery.

Day 01

Relax in the comfort of your suite, the lounge or the observation cars for panoramic views.

Arrive in the tiny Kingdom of eSwatini. Journey through the magnificent valleys of Big Bend to the Summerfield Resort, nestled within an idyllic Botanical Garden, for an overnight stay. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the magnificent garden.

Kruger National Park stretches an impressive 450 kilometres. Your two night Special Stay is at Lion Sands River Lodge or Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, situated on a private concession within the park. The Sabie River flows through it, and its bushland is home to the highest recorded concentration of leopards in Africa. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in an open-top safari vehicle. Sundowners At the end of your game drive, partake in one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions – Sundowner drinks. Soak up the night-time ambience while dining at your lodge. Meals: B.D

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Kruger National Park

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Limitless game viewing possibilities await, so make sure you take your camera. Specially adapted Land Rovers are able to traverse Kruger National Park without restriction to track the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Enrich Enjoy a fascinating lecture from an expert game ranger on Africa’s big game. Meals: B.L.D


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Day 12

Panorama Route > Johannesburg Take in the magnificent Panorama Route on the road to Johannesburg. You’ll view the Blyde River Canyon, third deepest in the world, then visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes and enjoy spectacular views from Wonder View. Check into the stylish Michelangelo Hotel for two nights. Meals: B

Day 13

Johannesburg

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Enrich Visit Soweto with your local guide and walk the streets that Mandela walked as you visit his house. Learn about 20th century South Africa during your visit to the Apartheid Museum. Meals: B.D

Day 14

Johannesburg > Victoria Falls

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Board your flight to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The world’s largest sheet of falling water rises 108 metres high and spans a gorge carved out of a flat plateau. Check into the marvellously colonial Victoria Falls Hotel for your three night Special Stay. Sundowners Be treated to a special Sundowners cruise down the Zambezi River and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks, drink in hand, just upstream from the Victoria Falls. Tonight’s outdoor dinner features a mesmerising display of traditional dancing.

to drink. Later, enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River, home to huge herds of elephants and buffalo. Large pods of hippo and giraffe families inhabit the banks and woodlands. Meals: B.L

Day 16

Victoria Falls

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Enrich Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain unique insights into traditional tribal life and meet the elephants as part of your visit to the elephant sanctuary. Later, witness the power of Victoria Falls with a tour of the Zimbabwean side of the world’s largest waterfall. Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone Restaurant.

the first commercially grown tea in Africa. Freechoice Dining: Choose to dine at the local Carnivore Restaurant, famous for its wide variety of meat roasted on a traditional Maasai sword over a fire pit or relax over dinner at your hotel. Meals: B.L.D

Day 19

Nairobi > Ngorongoro Crater

Meals: B.L.D

Meals: B.L.D

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Day 17

Ngorongoro Crater

Victoria Falls > Nairobi  Optional Helicopter Flight

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Journey into magical Tanzania and travel onto the Ngorongoro Crater, known as ‘Africa’s Eden’. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, on the crater’s rim.

Witness sunrise over the crater before an extended game drive along the crater floor. The area is reputed to contain the largest number of predators in all of Africa. Meals: B.L.D

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Day 21

Ngorongoro Crater > Serengeti National Park Step back in time with a visit to Olduvai Gorge, site of many archaeological findings, including traces of pre-historic man which date back 3.5 million years. Later, enter Serengeti National Park with its vast central plains, made fertile by the ashes of the nearby highlands. Your two night stay is at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge. Meals: B.L.D

Day 22

Serengeti National Park The Serenova Valley is renowned for its game viewing, due to its abundance of water as well as its large population of resident cats. Explore on morning and afternoon game drives. Meals: B.L.D

Enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. See page 95 for details (additional expense, please book on tour). Later, fly to Nairobi and be transferred to the opulent Serena Hotel, situated on a private acreage, for your two night stay. Meals: B

Day 18

Nairobi

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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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Wonders of Africa 29 Day Itinerary Cape Town > Nairobi Day 23

Day 27

Serengeti National Park > Amboseli National Park

Lake Nakuru > Masai Mara National Reserve

Fly to Arusha and enjoy a marvellous view of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world. Return to Kenya and travel to Amboseli National Park where massive herds of elephants migrate across the dry plains. Ol Tukai Lodge, your home for two nights, sits beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain.

The Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals. Enjoy a two night stay inside the reserve at the Sarova Mara Camp.

Meals: B.L.D

Day 24

Meals: B.L.D

Day 28

Masai Mara National Reserve

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Game drive, Chobe National Park, Botswana

 Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight

Amboseli National Park On your game drive today, keep an eye out for cheetahs and lions, often seen stalking the plains. Meals: B.L.D

Day 25

Amboseli National Park > Lake Nakuru National Park Journey north into the heart of Kenya to Lake Nakuru. Enjoy a two night stay at Lion Hill Lodge, overlooking the Lake Nakuru. Meals: B.L.D

Day 26

Lake Nakuru National Park

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This shallow alkaline lake near the town of Ol Nakuru is home to flamingos, pelicans and other birds. Enrich Visit the Lake Nakuru Orphanage Centre, established by an Australian family, and draw a little closer to Africa and its wonderful people. Meals: B.L.D

Experience the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon. See page 95 for details (additional cost, please book on tour). Enrich Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture and their close association with the wild animals. Freechoice: Join your Maasai guide for a walking tour, or take an African cooking class.

Lake Nakuru, Kenya

5-star luxury inclusions:

Fully escorted group touring 6 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 10 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining 2 Scenic Sundowners events 5 memorable Scenic Special Stays Private concession game reserves 65 meals – 28 breakfasts (B), 15 lunches (L) and 22 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local and safari guides All internal flights Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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Masai Mara National Reserve > Nairobi

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Enrich Enjoy an exclusive farewell bush breakfast out on the open plains of the Masai Mara amongst the wildlife. Board your light aircraft for a scenic flight over the reserve to Nairobi airport where it’s time to say farewell to new found friends and the magic of Africa. Meals: B

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2020 Departures Tour code: SZTK

Twin share Single

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$25,395 $29,755

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$27,495 $33,345

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Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 104 and 105.


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White Rhino, Kingdom of eSwatini S 26° 33’ E 31° 23’


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South Africa & Victoria Falls Cape Town > Victoria Falls

14/17 Day Tour

Southern African mystique Africa’s southern region is in many ways unlike any to the north. The cultures, landscapes and histories that encompass this intriguing sub-continent have given it an identity and mystique that is all its own. From Cape Point, right at the southern tip, all the way to the incomparable Victoria Falls, the attractions on this itinerary provide a perspective certain to satisfy your curiosity about this intriguing land. Discover if South Africa’s Garden Route truly is as beautiful as legend paints it. Stop at unique Oudtshoorn and pristine Knysna. See the hills of Natal, just as they might have been when Shaka Zulu reigned supreme and visit some of the region’s great national parks and game lodges.

Victoria Falls 3 Chobe National Park Botswana

Johannesburg 2

Zimbabwe Rovos Train 3 Extension

Blyde River Canyon Kruger 2 National Park Pretoria

Kingdom

1 of eSwatini

1 Ghost Mountain South Africa

Cape Town

Blue Train Extension

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Cape Point

Knysna

Oudtshoorn

1 Overnight

Hluhluwe

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Land

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

2 Durban Port Elizabeth

1 Optional extension

Optional rail

Included flight

Lion Sands River Lodge The luxurious Lion Sands River Lodge is located in the renowned Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, bordering the world-famous Kruger National Park; together, they form 2.7 million hectares of protected wilderness. Game roams freely between the reserves, creating one of Africa’s most bio-diverse wildlife populations.

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Highlights: Stay  on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with stunning backdrops of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean F  east on high tea as part of your stay at the Oyster Box in Durban E  xperience the excitement of a game drive in search of the Big Five and enjoy the safari tradition of Sundowners D  ine in the Livingstone Room at The Victoria Falls Hotel, which has played host to princes and princesses in times past Chobe National Park, Botswana

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South Africa & Victoria Falls 14/17 Day Itinerary Cape Town > Victoria Falls Day 04

Blue Train extension Cape Town > Oudtshoorn

Commence this once-in-alifetime experience with a three day Blue Train extension from Pretoria to Cape Town. See page 90 for details.

Day 01

Cape Town

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Stunning semi-desert scenery awaits en route to the town of Oudtshoorn. Discover a wonderland of underground chambers at the Cango Caves, among the largest in the world, before your overnight stay at Swartberg Country Manor. Meals: B.D

Day 05

Oudtshoorn > Knysna

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Learn about Africa’s largest Welcome to wonderful Cape Town. Enjoy an exclusive three bird at a local ostrich farm, then head to Knysna on night Special Stay at Table the Garden Route, famous Bay Hotel, with spectacular for its oysters. You’ll enjoy views of the waterfront and a night at the Protea Hotel Table Mountain. Tonight, Knysna Quays. Enjoy a scenic meet your Tour Director for a lagoon cruise with expert welcome drink and dinner. commentary on the region’s Meals: D flora and fauna. Day 02 Freechoice Dining: Choose Cape Town between two local restaurants for tonight’s dinner. Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for wondrous Meals: B.D 360 degree views. Day 06 Freechoice: Treat yourself to South Africa’s finest vintages Port Elizabeth > with a winelands tour. Durban Alternatively, visit historyTravel along the Garden Route rich Robben Island, or opt for to Port Elizabeth and board a township tour or a Harley your flight to Durban. Enjoy a DavidsonTM ride. two night Special Stay at The

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Day 03

Cape Town Journey to Cape Point and stop at the Cape of Good Hope, then visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony. Meals: B.L

Oyster Box Hotel, the ultimate in colonial charm and style. Meals: B.D

Day 07

Durban Discover the beachside town of Durban, famous for its Indian and colonial influences. This afternoon indulge in a delicious high tea. Meals: B

Day 08

Hluhluwe > Ghost Mountain

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The Dolphin Coast region of Natal has a sea of sugarcane fields. Enter Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, world-renowned for its rhino conservation program. Later, enjoy your overnight stay at the foot of Zululand’s legendary Ghost Mountain Inn. Enrich This evening, you’ll be treated to a mesmerising display of traditional Zulu dancing, complete with dramatic local drumming. Meals: B.D

Day 09

Ghost Mountain > Kingdom of eSwatini Arrive in the tiny Kingdom of eSwatini. Journey through the magnificent valleys of Big Bend to the Summerfield Resort, nestled within an idyllic Botanical Garden, for an overnight stay. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the magnificent garden. Meals: B.D

Day 10

Kingdom of eSwatini > Lion Sands Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

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The famous Kruger National Park borders Mozambique and stretches an impressive 450 kilometres. You’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay at Lion Sands River Lodge or Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, on a private concession within the park. The Sabie River flows through the park and its bushland is home to the highest recorded concentration of leopards in Africa. Take a game drive in an open safari vehicle this afternoon and look out for the Big Five.

Sundowners At the end of your afternoon game drive, partake in one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions – Sundowner drinks. Take in the night ambience while dining at the lodge. Meals: B.D

Day 11

Lion Sands Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

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Limitless game viewing possibilities await as you traverse Kruger National Park without restriction in specially adapted Land Rovers to track the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Enrich Enjoy a fascinating lecture from an expert game ranger on Africa’s big game. Meals: B.L.D

Day 12

Panorama Route > Johannesburg Take in the magnificent Panorama Route on the road to Johannesburg. You’ll view the Blyde River Canyon, third deepest in the world, then visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes and enjoy spectacular views from Wonder View. Later, check into the stylish Michelangelo Hotel for two nights. Meals: B

Day 13

Johannesburg

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Enrich Explore Soweto with your local guide and visit Nelson Mandela’s house. Learn about 20th century South Africa during your visit to the Apartheid Museum. Meals: B.D


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Ostriches, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Day 14

Day 16

Johannesburg > Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

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Board your flight to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The world’s largest sheet of falling water rises 108 metres high and spans a gorge carved out of a flat plateau. Check into the marvellously colonial Victoria Falls Hotel for your three night Special Stay. Sundowners Be treated to a special Sundowners cruise down the Zambezi River and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks, just upstream from Victoria Falls. Tonight’s outdoor dinner features a mesmerising display of traditional dancing.

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Enrich Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain unique insights into traditional tribal life and enjoy an elephant interaction. Later, witness the power of Victoria Falls with a tour of the Zimbabwean side of the world’s largest waterfall. Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone Restaurant to complete your day. Meals: B.L.D

Day 17

Victoria Falls  Optional Helicopter Flight

Extend your journey with Rovos Rail Extend your journey with a 4 day Rovos Rail extension from Victoria Falls to Pretoria. See page 91 for details.

5-star luxury inclusions:

Fully escorted group touring 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 6 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining 2 Scenic Sundowners events 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays Private concession game reserves 31 meals – 16 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) and 11 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local and safari guides All internal flights Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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Guests on the 14 Day South Africa Discovery (Tour code: SZG) depart after breakfast this morning in Johannesburg.

Day 15

Chobe National Park Large concentrations of big game call Chobe National Park home. Embark on a game drive along the shoreline, where predators often come to drink. Later, enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River, home to huge herds of elephants and buffalo. Large pods of hippo and giraffe families inhabit the banks and surrounding woodlands. Meals: B.L

Enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. See page 95 for details (additional cost, please book on tour). Say farewell to new found friends and the wonders of Africa as you depart from Victoria Falls airport after breakfast this morning. Meals: B

17 Day Cape Town > Victoria Falls

Tour code: SZKG

2020 Departures

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14 Day Cape Town > Johannesburg

Tour code: SZG

2020 Departures

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Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 104 and 105.

To find out more visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Agent


Lion, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya S 01° 28’ E 35° 22’


KENYA & TANZANIA Kenya and Tanzania have the true essence of Africa wrapped up in one wondrous package. – If it is wildlife and wilderness you’re seeking, you have come to the right place to answer Africa’s resounding call of the wild. Beyond the lions that stalk the sun-soaked savannah grasslands, and the proud Maasai villages that are idyllic one day and perfect the next, there are several other aspects of Africa to explore.


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Victoria Falls & East Africa Adventure Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Treasure trove of wonders From the thundering of the world’s largest waterfall to the thundering of the hooves of a thousand wildebeest, prepare to be thunderstruck. The ultimate African adventure may conjure images of magnificent sweeping landscapes and wild creatures roaming vast plains, but with its complex history and charming people, you will find there is so much more to discover during your journey. An awe-inspiring helicopter ride over the enormous Victoria Falls, an incredible game drive along the Ngorongoro Crater, a humbling visit to a local orphanage and an intriguing trip to an indigenous village; surprises and extraordinary moments are tucked away around every bend of this itinerary.

17 Day Tour

Day 01

Day 03

Johannesburg

Chobe National Park

Welcome to South Africa. Enjoy an overnight stay at the stylish Peermont D’Oreale Grande Hotel.

Embark on a game drive, then enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River, home to huge herds of elephants and buffalo. Meals: B.L

Johannesburg > Victoria Falls

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Board your flight to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Arrive at the colonial Victoria Falls Hotel for your three night Special Stay. Sundowners Be treated to a special Sundowners cruise down the Zambezi River. Tonight’s outdoor dinner features a mesmerising display of traditional dancing. Meals: B.D

Day 04

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Enrich Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain unique insights into traditional tribal life and meet the elephants on your visit to an elephant sanctuary. Witness the power of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side. Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone Restaurant. Meals: B.L.D

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Victoria Falls > Nairobi

Nairobi > Ngorongoro Crater

Optional Helicopter Flight

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Journey into magical Tanzania and travel onto the Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. Meals: B.L.D

Day 08

Ngorongoro Crater Enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. See page 95 for details (additional expense, please book on tour). Fly to Nairobi for your two night stay at the Serena Hotel, on a private acreage.

Johannesburg > Nairobi

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Day 05

Nairobi

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Start your day with an encounter with a giraffe and learn how these animals are endangered. Relive the romance of the movie Out of Africa during a visit to Karen Blixen’s home, before travelling to Kiambethu Tea Farm. Wander through the tea fields and hear the stories of the first commercially grown tea in Kenya. Freechoice Dining Choose between the local Carnivore Restaurant famous for its wide variety of meats roasted on a traditional Maasai sword over a fire pit, or relax over dinner at your hotel. Meals: B.L.D

Meals: B.L.D

Day 09

Meals: B

Day 06

Witness sunrise over the crater before an extended game drive along the crater floor. This area is reputed to contain the largest number of predators in all of Africa.

Ngorongoro Crater > Serengeti National Park Step back in time with a visit to Olduvai Gorge, site of many archaeological findings, including traces of pre-historic man which date back 3.5 million years. Later, enter Serengeti National Park with its vast central plains, made fertile by the ashes of the nearby highlands. Your two night stay is at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge. Meals: B.L.D

Day 10

Serengeti National Park Embark on morning and afternoon game drives in the Seronera Valley, renowned for its game viewing due to its abundance of water as well


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17 Day Itinerary Johannesburg > Nairobi

1 Overnight

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Kenya Lake Nakuru National Park

Victoria Falls

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Masai Mara National 2 Reserve

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Serengeti National 2 Park

Tanzania

Meals: B.L.D

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Serengeti National Park > Amboseli National Park Fly to Arusha and enjoy a marvellous view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Return to Kenya and travel to Amboseli National Park where massive herds of elephants migrate across the dry plains. Ol Tukai Lodge, your home for two nights, sits beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain. Meals: B.L.D

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Amboseli National Park

family, and draw a little closer to Africa and its wonderful people.

Day 15

Lake Nakuru > Masai Mara National Reserve

Journey into the heart of Kenya to Lake Nakuru. Enjoy a two night stay at Lion Hill Lodge, overlooking the lake. Meals: B.L.D

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Day 17

Masai Mara National Reserve > Nairobi

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Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight

Experience the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon. See page 95 for details (additional expense, please book on tour). Enrich Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture and their close association with the wild animals. Freechoice: Join your Maasai guide for a walking tour, or take an African cooking class. Meals: B.L.D

Meals: B

Descend to the Ngorongoro Crater floor on an extended game drive and enjoy the overwhelming physical beauty of the area, along with an abundance of wildlife. You’ll soon discover why it’s referred to as ‘Africa’s Eden’.

Day 16

Masai Mara National Reserve

Board your light aircraft for a scenic flight over the reserve to Nairobi airport where it’s time to say farewell to new found friends and the magic of Africa.

Africa’s Eden

Meals: B.L.D

Meals: B.L.D

Amboseli National Park > Lake Nakuru National Park

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The Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals. Enjoy a two night stay inside the reserve at the Sarova Mara Camp.

On your game drives today, keep an eye out for cheetahs and lions that can often be seen stalking the plains.

Day 13

South Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro

Meals: B.L.D

Day 11

Botswana

Amboseli National 2 Park

Ngorongoro National Park as its large population of resident cats.

Nairobi

Zimbabwe

5-star luxury inclusions:

Fully escorted group touring 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 4 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining 1 Scenic Sundowners event 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays Private concession game reserves 42 meals – 16 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 13 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local and safari guides All internal flights Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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17 Day Johannesburg > Nairobi Tour code: ZTK 2020 Departures

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Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 All prices per person and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 104 and 105.

To find out more visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Agent


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Victoria Falls & Kenyan Discovery The Great Wildebeest Migration, Masai Mara, Kenya

Are you game? There are simply thousands of good reasons to visit Kenya. And you’ll find that many of them travel in herds. In fact, you’ll be overcome by the sheer number of wildlife on offer, from large communities of wild elephant, prides of lions and the annual Great Wildebeest Migration to the huge variety of gazelle and antelope that swarm the open plains. And when you’ve had your fill of days spent in Africa’s savannah paradise, and nights cocooned in the incredible ambience of the African bush, you can look forward to unique visits to tribal villages, not to mention witnessing one of the most spectacular landmarks on the continent – the wondrous Victoria Falls. 12/17 Day Tour

Johannesburg > Nairobi

Day 04

Day 07

Chobe National Park

Nairobi

Embark on a game drive, then enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River, home to huge herds of elephants and buffalo.

Start your day with an encounter with a giraffe, then visit Karen Blixen’s home. Continue to the Kiambethu Tea Farm and learn about the first commercially grown tea in Kenya. Freechoice Dining: Choose between the Carnivore Restaurant, or relax over dinner at the hotel.

Meals: B.L

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Victoria Falls

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Enrich Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain unique insights into traditional tribal life and enjoy an elephant interaction. Witness the power of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side. Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone Restaurant. Meals: B.L.D

Day 06

Victoria Falls > Nairobi Helicopter Flight

Elephant, Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Day 01

Day 03

Johannesburg

Johannesburg > Victoria Falls

Welcome to South Africa. Meet your fellow travellers at Michelangelo Hotel for your two night stay.

Day 02

Johannesburg

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Enrich Explore Soweto with your guide and visit Nelson Mandela’s house. Learn about 20th century South Africa at the Apartheid Museum. Meals: B.D

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Fly to Victoria Falls for your three night Special Stay at the colonial Victoria Falls Hotel. Sundowners Enjoy a special Zambezi River Sundowners cruise. Tonight’s outdoor dinner features a mesmerising display of traditional dancing. Meals: B.D

Enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. See page 95 for details (additional expense, please book on tour). Fly to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, for a two night stay at the opulent Serena Hotel. Meals: B

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Meals: B.L.D

Day 08

Nairobi > Amboseli National Park Travel to Amboseli National Park for two nights at Ol Tukai Lodge, situated beside a major elephant trail, with views of the mountain. Meals: B.L.D

Day 09

Amboseli National Park

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Go in search of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives. Sundowners Climb to the top of Observation Hill for sunset views and drinks. Meals: B.L.D

Day 10

Amboseli National Park > Mount Kenya

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Arrive at Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club for your two night Special Stay. Meals: B.L.D


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12/17 Day Itinerary Johannesburg > Nairobi

1 Overnight

Land

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Included flight

Kenya Victoria Falls

Masai Mara National Reserve 3

Day 11

Mount Kenya

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Freechoice: Travel to Ol Pejeta Conservancy and visit a sanctuary for chimpanzees. Alternatively, enjoy a bird walk or perhaps a round of golf (9 holes). Enrich Partake in a symbolic Equator ceremony with tribal music and dancing.

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Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara > Nairobi

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Game drives track lions, cheetahs and leopards, and herds of antelope and zebra. Enrich Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this proudly independent culture.

Day 14

Lake Nakuru > Masai Mara National Reserve The Masai Mara is home to numerous bird and animal species, and also witnesses the Great Wildebeest Migration from July to September. Spend three nights at Sarova Mara Camp. Meals: B.L.D

Board your light aircraft for a scenic flight over the reserve to Nairobi airport where it’s time to say farewell to new found friends and the magic of Africa. Meals: B

Scenic Enrich experience Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture, their distinctive custom and colourful dress.

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Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight

5-star luxury inclusions:

Fully escorted group touring 7 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 5 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining 2 Scenic Sundowners events 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays Private concession game reserves 40 meals – 16 breakfasts (B), 11 lunches (L) and 13 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local and safari guides All internal flights Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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Enrich Enjoy an exclusive farewell bush breakfast out on the open plains of the Masai Mara amongst the wildlife.

Meals: B.L.D

Meals: B.L.D

Enrich Visit the Lake Nakuru Orphanage centre, established by an Australian family, and draw a little closer to Africa and its wonderful people.

2 Johannesburg

Day 17

Masai Mara National Reserve

Lake Nakuru

South Africa

Day 15

Day 12

Day 13

Botswana

Amboseli National 2 Park

Day 16

The lake is home to flamingos and other birds. Enjoy a two night stay at Lion Hill Lodge.

Zimbabwe

Chobe National Park

Meals: B.D

Mount Kenya > Lake Nakuru National Park

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2 Mt Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park 2

Experience the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon. See page 95 for details (additional cost, please book on tour). Enrich Join the chefs at Sarova Mara Lodge for an African cooking class. Meals: B.L.D

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17 Day Johannesburg > Nairobi Tour code: ZKA

12 Day Nairobi > Nairobi Tour code: KEN

2020 Departures Twin share Single

2020 Departures Twin share Single

May 18 Jun 22 Jul 06 Aug 03 Sep 14 Oct 05

$15,395 $15,995 20 $16,995 24 31 $16,995 28 $15,995 $15,995 25

$17,100 $18,520 $20,225 $20,225 $18,520 $18,520

May 23 30 Jun Jul Aug Sep Sep Oct

27 11 25 08 29 05 19 03 10

$9,995 $10,795 $11,795 $11,795 $11,795 $10,795 $10,795

$10,700 $12,320 $14,025 $14,025 $14,025 $12,320 $12,320

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 All prices per person and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 104 and 105.

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East Africa Adventure Children, Maasai Mara Village, Kenya

Wonder beckons There’s a very good reason why East Africa is such an attractive destination to those who dream of an African adventure. With a sublime climate, sprawling grasslands that are quite unlike anywhere else and riveting wildlife, East Africa is simply a safari mecca. From the lush grasslands of Kenya and Tanzania, to the unique natural wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater, and the world-famous Masai Mara. This region is perfect for long game drives that are elegantly balanced by heart-warming cultural experiences, and sightings of some of the region’s other splendours, such as Mount Kilimanjaro. 13 Day Tour

Nairobi > Nairobi

Day 01

Nairobi Welcome to wonderful Nairobi. Your journey begins with a two night stay at the Serena Hotel, situated on a private acreage.

Day 02

Nairobi

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Begin with an encounter with a giraffe and learn how these animals are endangered. Relive the romance of the movie Out of Africa during a visit to Karen Blixen’s home, before travelling to Kiambethu Tea Farm. Wander through the tea fields and hear stories of the first commercially grown tea in Kenya. Freechoice Dining Choose between the local Carnivore Restaurant famous for its wide variety of meat choices that are all roasted on a traditional Maasai sword over a fire pit, or relax over dinner at your hotel. Meals: B.L.D

Day 03

Nairobi > Ngorongoro Crater

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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floor. This area is reputed to contain the largest number of predators in all of Africa. Meals: B.L.D

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Ngorongoro Crater > Serengeti National Park Step back in time with a visit to Olduvai Gorge, site of many archaeological findings, including traces of pre historic man which date back 3.5 million years. Later, enter Serengeti National Park with its vast central plains, made fertile by the ashes of the nearby highlands. Your two night stay is at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge. Meals: B.L.D

Day 06

Serengeti National Park The Seronera Valley is renowned for its game viewing, due to its abundance of water as well as its large population of resident cats. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives. Meals: B.L.D

Journey into magical Tanzania Day 07 and travel onto the Ngorongoro Serengeti National Crater, known as ‘Africa’s Eden’. Park > Amboseli Enjoy a two night Special Stay at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, National Park on the crater’s rim. Fly to Arusha and enjoy a Meals: B.L.D marvellous view of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free Day 04 standing mountain in the Ngorongoro Crater world. Return to Kenya and Amboseli National Park where Witness sunrise over the massive herds of elephants crater before an extended migrate across the dry plains. game drive along the crater


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1 Overnight

Land

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Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park

2

Nairobi

Masai Mara National Reserve 2

2

Serengeti National 2 Park

2

Tanzania

Ngorongoro National Park

Ol Tukai Lodge, your home for two nights, sits beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain. Meals: B.L.D

Day 08

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National 2 Park Mount Kilimanjaro

Day 12

Masai Mara National Reserve

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On your game drives today, keep an eye out for cheetahs and lions, that can often be seen stalking the plains. Meals: B.L.D

Day 09

Amboseli National Park > Lake Nakuru National Park Journey into the heart of Kenya to Lake Nakuru. Enjoy a two night stay at Lion Hill Lodge, overlooking the lake. Meals: B.L.D

Day 10

Lake Nakuru

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Enrich Visit the Lake Nakuru Orphanage centre, established by an Australian family, and draw a little closer to Africa and its wonderful people. Meals: B.L.D

Day 11

Lake Nakuru > Masai Mara National Reserve Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals. Enjoy a two night stay in the reserve at the Sarova Mara Camp. Meals: B.L.D

Experience the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon. See page 95 for details (additional cost, please book on tour). Enrich Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture and their close association with the wild animals. Freechoice: Join your Maasai guide for a walking tour, or take an African cooking class.

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

5-star luxury inclusions: Fully escorted group touring

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3 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences

Your choice of 4 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining 1 memorable Scenic Special Stay

Private concession game reserves 34 meals – 12 breakfasts (B), 11 lunches (L) and 11 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local and safari guides All internal flights Return airport transfers

Meals: B.L.D

All tipping and gratuities

Day 13

Masai Mara National Reserve > Nairobi

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Enrich Enjoy an exclusive farewell bush breakfast out on the open plains of the Masai Mara amongst the wildlife. Board your light aircraft for a scenic flight over the reserve to Nairobi airport where it’s time to say farewell to new found friends and the magic of Africa. Meals: B

13 Day Nairobi > Nairobi Tour code: SZE 2020 Departures

Twin share

Single

May Jun July Aug Sep

$11,795 $13,795 $14,445 $14,445 $13,795

$12,150 $15,230 $15,775 $15,775 $15,230

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2021 Departures

Twin share

Single

Feb 10 Mar 10

$15,170 $15,170

$17,110 $17,110

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 All prices per person and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 104 and 105.

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Sossusvlei, Namib Desert, Namibia

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NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA This vast stretch of southwestern Africa has more than its fair share of wonder, with terrain that is quite unlike any in the world – from the Kalahari, with its extraordinary desert ecosystem and the Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s most fertile wetlands, to the bleak beauty of the Skeleton Coast and the glorious Namib Desert. In between, you can marvel at a land that offers up vast areas of virgin bush, a million miles off the beaten path, as well as the largest number of elephants anywhere in Africa.


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Namibia, South Africa & Victoria Falls Windhoek > Victoria Falls

26 Day Tour

Southern splendour It’s impossible to experience all the wonder Africa has to offer in a little over three weeks. However, rest assured, on this itinerary you’ll get to experience everything we can possibly fit in, in a region that has more experiences than a lifetime could uncover. This is a journey that encompasses the very best of the continent’s southern and southwestern regions. From the incredible sand dunes of the Sossusvlei Desert in Namibia to the roaring splendour of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls. Travel down the length and breadth of South Africa, along the stunning Garden Route all the way to the green hills of Natal, the Kruger National Park and more.

Etosha National Park Namibia

Chobe National Park

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Swakopmund 2

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Windhoek 1

Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe Rovos Train 3 Extension Blyde River Canyon

Botswana

2 Kruger National Park

2 Sossusvlei

Kingdom

Johannesburg 2 South Africa

1 Pretoria

1 of eSwatini Ghost Mountain Hluhluwe

2 Durban

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Cape Town 5 Cape Point

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1

Port Elizabeth

Oudtshoorn Knysna

1 Overnight

Land

1 Optional extension

Optional rail

Included flight

Walvis Bay boat cruise Take a seal and dolphin cruise in Walvis Bay near Swakopmund. Bottlenose, heaviside and dusky dolphins and about 60,000 resident Cape fur seals inhabit the Atlantic waters around the Pelican Point Lighthouse. In season (July to November), larger mammals such as the southern right whale and humpback whales are often spotted.

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Highlights: Stay  on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town with stunning views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean F  eel the spray of the water from Victoria Falls while enjoying your guided tour Discover the sand dunes of Sossusvlei S  ee a variety of game around the waterholes of Etosha National Park Visit the Apartheid Museum in Soweto

Blyde River Canyon, South Africa

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Namibia, South Africa & Victoria Falls 26 Day Itinerary Windhoek > Victoria Falls Day 01

Day 05

Day 11

Windhoek

Swakopmund

Cape Town

Welcome to Windhoek, Namibia’s remote capital. Transfer to Hotel Heinitzburg – a former castle overlooking the city.

Begin your day with a cruise looking for seals and dolphins. In the afternoon, travel by 4x4 to see the Sandwich Harbour area of Namib Naukluft National Park where the dunes meet the ocean.

Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for wondrous 360 degree views. Freechoice: Treat yourself to a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit history-rich Robben Island, or opt for a township tour or a Harley Davidson™ ride.

Day 02

Windhoek > Sossusvlei

Meals: B

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Soar over open savannah to the Namib Desert, where towering orange sand dunes surround a stunning white salt pan known as Sossusvlei. This desert wilderness is home to a wide variety of animals. The Sossusvlei Lodge will be your home for the next two nights. Sundowners Marvel at sunset in the desert with Sundowners on the deck of the lodge. Meals: B.L.D

Day 03

Sossusvlei Meet your local guide for an excursion into the dunes and discover how the ancient bushman scratched a living from this barren land. Take the rare opportunity to climb one of the sand dunes (moderate fitness level required) and witness the incredible vistas across the Namib Desert. Meals: B.L.D

Day 04

Sossusvlei > Swakopmund

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Fly to Swakopmund, Namibia’s premier resort town and settle in for your two night stay at the Strand Hotel Swakopmund. Freechoice: Join the bites and brews tour, which explores products grown and produced in Swakopmund, or a quad bike tour through the shifting sand dunes. Meals: B

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Day 06

Swakopmund > Etosha National Park Etosha National Park is one of Africa’s most unique game reserves. The waterholes around the Etosha Pan attract vast numbers of big game. Enjoy a two night stay at Etosha Village. Meals: B.L.D

Day 07

Etosha National Park Join your expert game ranger for morning and evening game drives in search of long lines of zebra, giraffe, elephant and springbok that wander between grasslands and waterholes as lions, leopards and cheetahs wait in the shallow cover. Meals: B.L.D

Day 08

Etosha National Park > Cape Town

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Fly to Windhoek, connecting to your onward flight to Cape Town for a five night Special Stay at the Table Bay Hotel.

Day 12

Cape Town Journey along the Atlantic coastline to Cape Point, stop at the Cape of Good Hope and visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony. Meals: B.L

Day 13

Cape Town > Oudtshoorn Semi-desert scenery awaits en route to Oudtshoorn. Later, discover the underground chambers at the Cango Caves before staying overnight at Swartberg Country Manor. Meals: B.D

Day 14

Oudtshoorn > Knysna Learn about Africa’s largest bird at a local ostrich farm, then head to Knysna on the Garden Route. Enjoy a scenic cruise with expert commentary on the region’s flora and fauna, before staying overnight at the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays. Meals: B.D

Meals: B

Day 15

Day 09

Port Elizabeth > Durban

Cape Town Enjoy time at leisure to explore Cape Town. Meals: B

Day 10

Cape Town Meet your Tour Director for a welcome drink and dinner. Meals: B.D

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Travel the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth before boarding your flight to Durban. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at The Oyster Box Hotel. Meals: B.D

Day 16

Durban Discover the beachside town of Durban, famous for its Indian and colonial influences. This afternoon indulge in a delicious high tea. Meals: B

Day 17

Hluhluwe > Ghost Mountain

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The Dolphin Coast region of Natal has a sea of sugarcane fields. Enter HluhluweUmfolozi Park, renowned for its rhino conservation program. Later, begin a one night stay at the foot of Zululand’s legendary Ghost Mountain. Enrich Be treated to a mesmerising display of traditional Zulu dancing, complete with dramatic local drumming. Meals: B.D

Day 18

Ghost Mountain > Kingdom of eSwatini Arrive in the tiny Kingdom of eSwatini. Journey through the magnificent valleys of Big Bend to the Summerfield Resort, nestled within an idyllic Botanical Garden, for an overnight stay. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the magnificent garden. Meals: B.D

Day 19

Kingdom of eSwatini > Lion Sands Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

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Kruger National Park stretches an impressive 450 kilometres. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at Lion Sands River Lodge. The Sabie River flows through it, and is home to the highest recorded concentration of leopards in Africa. Look for the Big Five on a game drive in an open safari vehicle.


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Sossusvlei, Namibia

Sundowners At the end of your afternoon game drive, partake in one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions – Sundowner drinks. Meals: B.D

Day 20

Lion Sands Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

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Limitless game viewing possibilities await as you traverse Kruger National Park in specially adapted Land Rovers to track the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Enrich Enjoy a fascinating lecture from an expert game ranger on Africa’s big game. Meals: B.L.D

Day 21

Panorama Route > Johannesburg Travel the magnificent Panorama Route on the way to Johannesburg. View Blyde River Canyon and later check into the Michelangelo Hotel for your two night stay. Meals: B

Day 22

Johannesburg

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Enrich Explore Soweto with your local guide and visit Nelson Mandela’s house. Learn about 20th century South Africa at your visit to the Apartheid Museum. Meals: B.D

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Day 26

Johannesburg > Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

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Fly to Victoria Falls for your three night Special Stay at the colonial Victoria Falls Hotel. Sundowners Enjoy a special Zambezi River Sundowners cruise and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks, drink in hand. Tonight’s outdoor dinner features a display of traditional dancing. Meals: B.D

Day 24

Chobe National Park Embark on a game drive along the shoreline of the Chobe River, where predators frequently come to drink. Later, enjoy a cruise on the river, home to huge herds of elephants and buffalo. Meals: B.L

Day 25

Victoria Falls

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`Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain insights into traditional tribal life. Later, witness the power of Victoria Falls with a tour from the Zimbabwean side of the worlds largest waterfall. Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone Restaurant. Meals: B.L.D

Days 1-9 are not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director. Flights within Namibia are via light aircraft.

Rovos Rail extension

 Optional Helicopter Flight

Extend your journey with a 4 day Rovos Rail extension from Victoria Falls to Pretoria. See page 91 for details.

Enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. See page 95 for details (additional expense, please book on tour). Farewell new found friends and the magic of Africa. Meals: B

5-star luxury inclusions:

Group touring with an average of 30 guests 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 6 Scenic Freechoice activities 3 Scenic Sundowners events 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays Private concession game reserves 48 meals – 25 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 15 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local and safari guides All internal flights Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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2020 Departures Tour code: NZGR

Twin share

May June July Aug Sep

$22,790 $22,790 $23,310 $23,310 $23,310

12 02 07 04 25 08

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 All prices per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Single Supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 104 and 105.

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Namibia Untouched Windhoek > Windhoek

8 Day Tour

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Sossusvlei, Namibia

Etosha National Park

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Swakopmund 2

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Windhoek

Sossusvlei 2 Namibia

1 Overnight

Day 01

Windhoek Welcome to Namibia and its remote capital Windhoek. Transfer to Hotel Heinitzburg – a former castle overlooking the city.

Day 02

Windhoek > Sossusvlei

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Soar over open savannah to the Namib Desert, where towering orange sand dunes surround a stunning white salt pan known as Sossusvlei. Surprisingly, this desert wilderness is home to a wide variety of animals, including ostrich, zebra and springbok. The Sossusvlei Lodge will be your home for the next two nights. Sundowners Marvel at the sunset in the desert with Sundowners on the deck of the lodge. Meals: B.L.D

Day 03

Sossusvlei Meet your local guide for an excursion into the dunes and discover how the ancient bushman scratched a living from this barren land. Take the rare opportunity to climb one

of the sand dunes (moderate fitness level required) and witness the incredible vistas across the Namib Desert. Meals: B.L.D

Day 04

Sossusvlei > Swakopmund

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Fly to Swakopmund, Namibia’s premier resort town and settle in for your two night stay at the Strand Hotel Swakopmund. Freechoice: Join the bites and brews tour which explores products grown and produced in Swakopmund, or a quad bike tour through the dunes meet the ocean.

reserves. The waterholes around the Etosha Pan attract vast numbers of big game. Enjoy a two night stay at Etosha Village.

wander ancient paths between grasslands and waterholes as predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs wait in the shallow cover.

Meals: B.L.D

Meals: B.L.D

Day 07

Day 08

Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park > Windhoek

Join your expert game ranger for morning and evening game drives, and enjoy some of Africa’s finest savannah game viewing. Long lines of zebra, giraffe, elephant and springbok

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Day 06

Aug 04

Swakopmund > Etosha National Park

Sep 08

Etosha National Park is one of Africa’s most unique game

Meals: B This is an independent tour, not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director. Flights within Namibia are via light aircraft.

Your choice of 2 Scenic Freechoice activities 1 Scenic Sundowners event 15 meals – 7 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) and 4 dinners (D) Knowledgeable local and safari guides All internal flights Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

Day 05

Meals: B

Fly to Windhoek, connecting to your onward flight.

5-star luxury inclusions:

Meals: B

Begin your day with a cruise looking for seals and dolphins. In the afternoon you will travel by 4x4 to see the Sandwich Harbour area of Namib Naukluft National Park where the dunes meet the ocean.

Included flight

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Twin share

$7,895 $7,895 $8,415 $8,415 $8,415

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 All prices per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Single Supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 104 and 105.


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Elephant, Kalahari, Namibia S 22° 47’ E 18° 18’


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Cape Town to Okavango Delta Cape Town > Maun

22 Day Tour

Moments of wild wonder The Okavango Delta is a remote, water-locked wonderland. Here you’ll find African wildlife in enormous abundance. In this alternate dimension, human beings have no foothold, and their presence here can be just as surprising to the many creatures that call the delta home. Many hundreds of bird species flock to these waters and thousands of animals are drawn to the banks daily. The Moremi Game Reserve occupies the east and central areas of the region. Here, dugout canoes are used to navigate past hippos, elephants and crocodiles. You’ll soon find yourself immersed in a different world entirely. Make the most of it, and capture those moments of wild wonder at their most authentic.

Victoria Falls

Kasane 3 Chobe National Park Zimbabwe Leroo Stanley’s Camp 3 La Tau Kruger 2 Blyde National Maun River Park Canyon 2 Botswana Kingdom 1 of eSwatini Pretoria 1 Johannesburg 2 Ghost Mountain Hluhluwe South Africa

Cape Town Cape Point

2 Durban

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Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Blue Train Extension

3 1

1

Port Elizabeth

Oudtshoorn Knysna 1 Overnight

Land

1 Optional extension

Optional rail

Included flight

Scenic Enrich experience Be treated to a display of traditional Zulu dancing accompanied by vibrant singing and dramatic beating of drums. An important part of the Zulu culture, the spectacular dancing is performed by men and women dressed in their traditional attire.

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Highlights: Indulge  in your two night stay at The Oyster Box Hotel, one of South Africa’s leading hotels F  eel the spray of the water from Victoria Falls while enjoying your guided tour T  ravel along South Africa’s famous Garden Route E  xperience a traditional African safari camp in the Okavango Delta W  atch the elephants at play in Chobe National Park Cango Caves, South Africa

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Cape Town to Okavango Delta 22 Day Itinerary Cape Town > Maun Day 05

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Commence this once-in-alifetime experience with a three day Blue Train extension from Pretoria to Cape Town. See page 90 for details.

Day 01

Cape Town

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Welcome to Cape Town, where you‘ll enjoy a three night Special Stay at Table Bay Hotel. Tonight, meet your Tour Director for a welcome drink and dinner. Meals: D

Day 02

Cape Town

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Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for wondrous 360 degree views. Freechoice: Treat yourself to a wine lands tour. Alternatively, visit historyrich Robben Island, or opt for a township tour or a Harley DavidsonTM ride. Meals: B

Learn about Africa’s largest bird at a local ostrich farm, then head to Knysna on the Garden Route, famous for its oysters. Enjoy a scenic lagoon cruise with expert commentary on the region’s flora and fauna, before staying overnight at the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays. Freechoice Dining: Choose between two local restaurants for tonight’s dinner. Meals: B.D

Port Elizabeth > Durban

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Travel along the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth and board your flight to Durban where you’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay at The Oyster Box Hotel, the ultimate in colonial charm and style. Meals: B.D

Day 07

Durban Discover the beachside town of Durban, famous for its Indian and colonial influences. This afternoon indulge in a delicious high tea. Meals: B

Cape Town

Day 08

Journey along the Atlantic coastline to Cape Point. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope and visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony.

Hluhluwe > Ghost Mountain

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The Dolphin Coast region of Natal has a sea of sugarcane fields. Enter Meals: B.L Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, world-renowned for its rhino Day 04 conservation program. Later, Cape Town > begin a one night stay at the Oudtshoorn foot of Zululand’s legendary Stunning semi-desert scenery Ghost Mountain Inn. awaits en route to the town of Enrich Oudtshoorn. Later, discover a This evening, you’ll be treated wonderland of underground to a mesmerising display chambers at the Cango Caves of traditional Zulu dancing, before staying overnight at complete with dramatic Swartberg Country Manor. local drumming. Meals: B.D

Meals: B.D

Day 12

Ghost Mountain > Kingdom of eSwatini

Panorama Route > Johannesburg

Arrive in the tiny Kingdom of eSwatini. Journey through the magnificent valleys of Big Bend to the Summerfield Resort, nestled within an idyllic Botanical Garden, for an overnight stay. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the magnificent garden.

Travel the magnificent Panorama Route on the way to Johannesburg. View Blyde River Canyon, the third deepest in the world, then visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Later, check into the Michelangelo Hotel for your two night stay.

Meals: B.D

Meals: B

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Kruger National Park borders stretch an impressive 450 kilometres. For the next two nights, you’ll enjoy a Special Stay at Lion Sands River Lodge, situated on a private concession within the Kruger National Park. The Sabie River flows through the park, and its bushland is home to the highest recorded concentration of leopards in Africa. Look out for the Big Five on a game drive in an open safari vehicle. Sundowners At the end of your afternoon game drive, partake in one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions – Sundowner drinks. Take in the ambience over dinner at your lodge. Meals: B.D

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Limitless game viewing possibilities await as you traverse Kruger National Park in specially adapted Land Rovers to track the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Enrich Enjoy a fascinating lecture from an expert game ranger on Africa’s big game. Meals: B.L.D

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Johannesburg > Victoria Falls

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Board your flight to Victoria Falls. The world’s largest sheet of falling water rises 108 metres high and spans a gorge carved out of a flat plateau. Check into the colonial Victoria Falls Hotel for your three night Special Stay. Sundowners Be treated to a special Sundowners cruise down the Zambezi River and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks, drink in hand. Tonight’s outdoor dinner features a mesmerising display of traditional dancing. Meals: B.D

Day 15

Chobe National Park Large concentrations of big game call Chobe National Park home. Embark on a game drive along the shoreline of the Chobe River, where predators often come to drink. Later, enjoy a cruise on the river, home to huge herds of elephants and buffalo. Large


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pods of hippo and giraffe families inhabit the banks and woodlands. Meals: B.L

Day 16

Victoria Falls

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Enrich Visit a typical Zimbabwean village for insights into traditional tribal life and meet the elephants as part of your visit to the elephant sanctuary. Later, witness the power of Victoria Falls with a tour of the Zimbabwean side. Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone Restaurant. Meals: B.L.D

Day 17

Victoria Falls > Stanley’s Camp  Optional Helicopter Flight

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Okavango Delta

Leroo La Tau

Leroo La Tau > Maun

Large herds of elephants, zebras and buffalo populate the open areas, hippos inhabit the streams and lakes, and the wooded areas are home to predators such as leopards and wild dogs. You’ll enjoy morning and evening game drives that will take you right up close to animals who’re not used to regular human contact. Later, compare your sightings with fellow adventurers as you enjoy a colonial-style high tea.

Enjoy game drives in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, where you will find salt pans in the middle of a dry savannah. This area is known for its abundant wildlife including lions, hyenas, giraffe and wildebeests. The Boteti River plays a vital role in the annual zebra migration. Visit the Camp Hide located below the lodge at water level with the river, ideal for watching wildlife on rivers edge.

Finish your African adventure on a high as you leave the salt pans and fly back to Maun for your onward flight.

Day 19

Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta > Kalahari

Meals: B.L.D

Meals: B.L.D

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Freechoice: Embark on a bush walk with an expert naturalist. Alternatively, enjoy a game drive to another area of the reserve, or a mokoro canoe safari into the delta’s wondrous waterways.

Day 20

Travel to Kasane in Botswana for your flight to the Okavango Delta. On arrival you’ll be met by a Sanctuary Retreats representative and transferred to Stanley’s Camp for a three night stay in a traditional safari tent.

Days 17-22 are not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director. Flights within Botswana are via light aircraft.

Meals: B.L.D

Meals: B.L.D

Enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. See page 95 for details (additional expense, please book on tour).

Meals: B

Fly to Leroo La Tau, situated in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park for your two night stay. Leroo La Tau sits on cliffs overlooking the Boteti River. Meals: B.L.D

5-star luxury inclusions:

Group touring with an average of 30 guests 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 9 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining 2 Scenic Sundowners events 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays Private concession game reserves 46 meals – 21 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L) and 16 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local and safari guides All internal flights Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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Okavango Delta Wild Retreat 6 Day Tour

Victoria Falls > Maun

A Kasane

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Stanley’s Camp, Botswana

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Moremi Game Reserve Okavango Delta

Stanley’s Camp

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Botswana Botswana

1 Overnight

South Africa & Victoria Falls extension

Enquire about adding South Africa & Victoria Falls (Tour code: ZGR) to this itinerary. See page 52 for details.

Day 01

Victoria Falls > Stanley’s Camp Travel from Victoria Falls to Kasane in Botswana, for your flight to the Okavango Delta. On arrival you’ll be met by a Sanctuary Retreats representative and transferred to Stanley’s Camp where you’ll enjoy a three night stay in a traditional safari tent. Meals: L.D

Day 02

Okavango Delta Large herds of elephants, zebras and buffalo populate the open areas, hippos inhabit the streams and lakes, and the wooded areas

are home to predators such as leopards and wild dogs. You’ll enjoy morning and evening game drives that will take you right up close to animals that are not used to regular human contact. Later, compare your sightings with fellow adventurers as you enjoy a colonial-style high tea. Meals: B.L.D

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Freechoice: Embark on a bush walk with an expert naturalist. Alternatively, enjoy a game drive to another area of the reserve, or a mokoro canoe safari into the delta’s wondrous waterways.

Day 05

Leroo La Tau Enjoy game drives in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, where you find salt pans in the middle of a dry savannah. This area is known for its abundant wildlife including lion, hyena, giraffe and wildebeests. The Boteti River plays a vital role in the annual zebra migration. Visit the Camp Hide located below the lodge at water level with

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the river, ideal for watching wildlife on the river’s edge. Meals: B.L.D

Day 06

Leroo La Tau > Maun Finish your African adventure on a high as you leave the salt pans and fly back to Maun for your onward flight. Meals: B This is an independent tour, not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director. Flights within Botswana are via light aircraft.

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All internal flights

Okavango Delta > Kalahari

Meals: B.L.D

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5-star luxury inclusions:

Meals: B.L.D

Fly to Leroo La Tau, situated in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park for your two night stay. Leroo La Tau sits on cliffs overlooking the Boteti River.

Leroo La Tau

Maun

Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

2020 Departures Tour code: BOTV

Twin share

May 30

$8,665

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$11,995

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Hippo, Okavango Delta, Botswana S 18° 28’ E 22° 04’


Pyramids, Giza, Egypt N 29° 58’ E 31° 07’


CAPE TOWN TO CAIRO & JORDAN The Africa of your imagination exists. A place where elephants lumber, lions roam and cheetahs prowl. — Coupled with the ancient wonders of Egypt and Jordan, you’ll embark on a journey that is soul-soaring, heart-lifting and unforgettable. From Africa’s southern tip and Cape Town’s Table Mountain, to Victoria Falls and Kenya’s soaring peaks; from the animal kingdom in the world-famous Masai Mara to the ancient wonders along Egypt’s mighty Nile and the otherworldly desert landscapes of Jordan, your dream adventure awaits.


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Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan Cape Town > Amman

35/42 Day Tour & Cruise

Embark on the journey of a lifetime If you close your eyes and picture Africa, Egypt or Jordan, chances are you’ve conjured up one of the stand out attractions in this itinerary. We’ve combined the highlights of these remarkable places in one complete, wonder-filled package. First, you’ll immerse yourself in Africa, from the emerald-green hills of Cape Town and majestic Victoria Falls, to the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania. Then, you’ll discover Egypt and Jordan, swapping lush greens for golden sands, rose-red canyons and ancient wonders. Along the way, your journey will be peppered with unique experiences you won’t find anywhere else. 2

Dead Sea 2

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Giza

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Amboseli National

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Petra

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Lake Nakuru National Park

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Ngorongoro National Park

Egypt

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Red Sea

Nile 4 Cruise

Mount Kilimanjaro

Kom Ombo Aswan 2

Victoria Falls 3 Chobe National Park

Abu Simbel

Zimbabwe

Blyde Thornybush River Canyon Game Reserve Botswana 3 (Kruger NP)

Amman, Jordan

Johannesburg 1

Cape Town 3

South Africa River cruise

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Highlights:

Stay in Thornybush Game Reserve, a private concession bordering Kruger National Park Enjoy an exclusive farewell bush breakfast out on the open plains of the Masai Mara Experience a relaxed four night cruise along the Nile in Egypt aboard our privately chartered boutique luxury cruiser – Sanctuary Sun Boat III Witness the amazing temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari at Abu Simbel, Egypt

Wildebeest, Masai Mara, Kenya

In Jordan, discover the hidden secrets and architectural marvels of the ancient ghost city of Petra

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Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan 35/42 Day Itinerary Cape Town > Amman Blue Train extension

Sundowners At the end of your afternoon game drive, partake in one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions – Sundowner drinks. Meals: B.D

Meals: B.D

Day 05

Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

Add The Blue Train before your Africa journey, or add Israel after your tour. See pages 90 Specially adapted Land for details. Rovers are able to game drive without restriction, to track Day 01 the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, Cape Town elephant, rhino and buffalo. Welcome to Cape Town. Your Enrich journey into wonder begins Dine under a starlit sky with with a three night Special the sounds of African wildlife. Stay at the Table Bay Hotel.

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Day 03

Cape Town Journey along the Atlantic coastline to Cape Point, stop at the Cape of Good Hope and visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony. Meals: B.L

Day 04

Cape Town > Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

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Fly to Hoedspruit and transfer to Thornybush Private Game Lodge, adjacent to Kruger National Park and home to Africa’s ‘Big Five’, where you’ll enjoy a three night Special Stay. Set off on your first game drive this afternoon.

Sundowners Be treated to a special Sundowners cruise down the Zambezi River and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks, drink in hand, just upstream from Victoria Falls.

Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park) Encounter Africa’s wildlife on your morning and evening game drives today. There is also an opportunity for a walking safari with your ranger.

Day 09

Chobe National Park Enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River, home to vast herds of elephants and buffalo, as well as a game drive along the shoreline. Meals: B.L

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Victoria Falls

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Enrich Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain unique insights into traditional tribal life. Get up close and personal during your visit to an elephant sanctuary. Witness the power of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side. Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone Restaurant. Meals: B.L.D

Meals: B.L.D

Day 11

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Victoria Falls > Nairobi

Panorama Route > Johannesburg Travel the magnificent Panorama Route to Johannesburg and see the Blyde River Canyon – the third deepest in the world. You will stay at the stylish D’Oreale Grande Hotel.

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Johannesburg > Victoria Falls

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Board your flight to Victoria Falls and marvel at the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Check into the Victoria Falls Hotel for a three night Special Stay.

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Nairobi > Ngorongoro Crater

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Day 14

Ngorongoro Crater Witness sunrise over the crater before an extended game drive along the crater floor. The area is reputed to contain the largest number of predators in all of Africa. Meals: B.L.D

Day 15

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Day 12

This morning, enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls for magnificent panoramic views (additional cost, please book on tour). Fly to Nairobi for your two night stay at the elegant Serena Hotel. Meals: B

Ngorongoro Crater > Serengeti National Park Step back in time with a visit to Olduvai Gorge, site of archaeological findings, including traces of prehistoric man dating back 3.5 million years. Later, enter Serengeti National Park with its vast central plains, made fertile by the ashes of the


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nearby highlands. Your two night stay is at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge. Meals: B.L.D

Day 16

Serengeti National Park The Seronera Valley is renowned for its game viewing. Meals: B.L.D

Day 17

Serengeti National Park > Amboseli National Park Fly to Arusha and enjoy the marvellous view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Return to Kenya and to Amboseli National Park where massive herds of elephants migrate across the dry plains. Ol Tukai Lodge, your home for two nights, sits beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain. Meals: B.L.D

Day 18

Amboseli National Park On your game drives today cheetahs and lions can often be seen stalking the plains. Meals: B.L.D

Day 19

Amboseli National Park > Lake Nakuru National Park Journey north into the heart of Kenya to Lake Nakuru. Enjoy a two night stay at Lion Hill Lodge, overlooking the lake.

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Day 21

Lake Nakuru > Masai Mara National Reserve The Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals. Enjoy a two night stay inside the reserve at the Sarova Mara Camp. Meals: B.L.D

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Masai National Mara Reserve

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Experiencing the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon is a once-in-a-lifetime moment (additional cost, please book on tour). Enrich Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture and their close association with the wild animals. Freechoice: Join your Maasai guide for a walk. Alternatively, join an African cooking class.

Hippo, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Meals: B.L.D

Day 23

Masai Mara National Reserve > Nairobi

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The Dead Sea, Jordan

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Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan 35/42 Day Itinerary Cape Town > Amman Day 24

Day 27

Nairobi > Giza (Cairo)

Luxor > Nile Cruise

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 Optional Hot Air Bid farewell to Kenya as you Balloon Flight fly from Nairobi to Cairo. At Giza, enjoy a two night Special Stay at the iconic Marriott Mena House Hotel, where you’ll be able to soak up the magnificent view of the Great Pyramids right from your balcony. Sundowners Choose to add an optional Enjoy drinks and canapés hot air balloon flight for a as the sun sets over the fascinating bird’s-eye view of pyramids. the ancient sites (additional Meals: B.D cost, please book on tour). Cross to the West Bank of Day 25 the Nile and be astounded by Giza the well-preserved, colourful Be awed by the sheer hieroglyphics adorning the magnitude of the pyramids tombs in the Valley of the and visit the Solar Boat Kings. See the impressive Museum housing the restored monument to Queen cedar wood barge dating back Hatshepsut. Return to Luxor to 2500BC before marvelling and embark on your luxurious at the 20-metre limestone private charter on board the monolith of the Sphinx. Visit boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat the ancient site of Saqqara III as you settle into your in the afternoon. At dusk, elegantly appointed cabin. prepare for an exclusive night Meals: B.L.D of historical discoveries as Day 28 the doors of the new Grand Museum open just for you, Nile Cruise long after they have closed Relax on the Sun Deck and to the general public. catch a glimpse of daily life Meals: B.L along the banks of the Nile as you cruise to Dendera. Day 26 Marvel at the hieroglyphics Giza > Luxor adorning the roof of Hathor’s Fly to Luxor and relax in the Temple before returning beautiful gardens of the to Luxor and visiting the Sofitel Winter Palace, your impressive Luxor Temple. Special Stay for tonight. This evening’s entertainment Discover the antiquities will delight with the colours of housed in the Luxor Museum the whirling dervishes and a followed by the vast open-air Nubian Dance performance. temple complex of Karnak, Meals: B.L.D and be awed by the enormity Day 29 of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Nile Cruise Hypostyle Hall. Cruise south where villages Meals: B.L.D and majestic temples line the banks of the river. Explore Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to Sobek, the Crocodile God. A fun night awaits on board with a colourful Galabeyya party

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with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing. Meals: B.L.D

Day 30

Nile Cruise Cruise to charming Aswan. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. A leisurely afternoon awaits as you savour your last moments on board and take a felucca cruise on the Nile. Tonight, join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner. Meals: B.L.D

Day 31

Nile Cruise > Aswan

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Freechoice: Visit a Nubian village or the beautiful Kalabsha Temple. Or, take a motorboat ride to the upper reaches of the Nile. Be ensconced in luxury during your Special Stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract. Discover the history of the hotel as you enjoy pre-dinner drinks at The Terrace, before dining at restaurant 1902. Meals: B.L.D

Day 32

Aswan Fly to Abu Simbel and visit the enormous World Heritagelisted temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Meals: B.L

Day 33

Aswan > Cairo Fly to Cairo for your two night stay at the Four Seasons First Residence. Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and the collection of Royal Mummies. Meals: B.L

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Freechoice: Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. Later, join your Tour Director for a farewell to Egypt dinner. Meals: B.D

Day 35

Cairo > Amman 35 Day Cape Town to Cairo guests (Tour code: ZCTC) depart this morning and transfer to Cairo airport.

Fly to Amman, the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, where you’ll enjoy two nights at the Fairmont Amman. This afternoon, join your Tour Director for a walk through the food and produce markets and stop to taste some traditional Jordanian sweets. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a dinner of local delicacies. Meals: B.D

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Discover the ancient Roman city of Jerash, inhabited since the Bronze Age. Freechoice: Visit the Royal Automobile Museum or experience Jordan’s wine heritage with a wine and food tasting in the Abdali walking district. Meals: B.L

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Amman > Wadi Rum

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ULTIMATE JOURNEY $800pp The Treasury, Petra, Jordan

Day 38

Wadi Rum > Petra Travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you discover Wadi Rum. Explore Lawrence Road and marvel at the vistas of ancient valleys and sandstone mountains. Continue to Petra for your two night stay at the MĂśvenpick Hotel. An unforgettable sight awaits as you visit the Treasury and chasms lit by candlelight. Meals: B.L

Day 39

Petra Petra is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly coloured narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury. The rock-cut facade will take your breath away. Meals: B.D

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Petra > Dead Sea

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100 meals – 41 breakfasts (B), 28 lunches and 31 dinners (D)

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Dead Sea

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Enjoy the facilities of your resort including direct access to the sea. Spoil yourself and allow the staff to lather you in therapeutic mud, or float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea while reading a book or newspaper. Sundowners Join your Tour Director and toast the end of an epic journey. Meals: B.D

Day 42

Dead Sea > Amman Say farewell as you transfer to Amman airport taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you. Meals: B

At Bethany Beyond the Jordan, see where Jesus was baptised, then view the memorial to Moses at Mount

Fully escorted by handpicked Scenic Tour Directors, safari guides, an expert Egyptologist and local guides All internal flights Porterage throughout Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities 35 Day Cape Town > Cairo 2020 Feb Mar Aug Sep

12* 04* 19^ 02^

From $33,995 $33,995 $33,965 $34,240

Tour code: ZCTC 2021 Jan 31 Feb 28

42 Day Cape Town > Amman 2020 Feb Mar Aug Sep

12* 04* 19^ 02^

From $38,995 $38,995 $41,720 $41,995

Cabin Upgrades

From $35,940 $35,940

Tour code: ZCTJ 2021 Jan 31 Feb 28

From $43,195 $43,495

Sanctuary Sun Boat III

Suite Luxury Cabin - Promenade Deck Presidential Suite Royal Suite

Extend your journey

Add from

$300 $900 $1,200

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 *Will run as per 2019/2020 itinerary, see brochure for details. ^Altered itinerary, call for details. All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. ZCTC 2021 pricing includes discount of $400 per person and ZCTJ pricing includes discount of $800. Cruise price based on Luxury Cabin - Nile Deck. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 104 and 105.

Add a Blue Train extension, or a Dubai or Abu Dhabi city stay before your tour. See page 90 or enquire for further information and pricing.

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Penguins swimming, Boulders Beach, South Africa S 34° 21’ E 18° 56’


Gorilla, Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda S 01° 30’ E 29° 30’


WONDROUS EXPERIENCES Extend your stay with experiences from the magnificent to the sublime – you can look forward to moments of wonder that will take you way beyond the ordinary. Enjoy the elegant old-world luxury of South Africa’s Blue Train or the Rovos Rail service from Victoria Falls to Pretoria. Join a gorilla trek and enjoy magical encounters with Silverbacks. Discover Zimbabwe’s safari camps and relax at Twelve Apostles retreat near Cape Town. Stay at the famous Giraffe Manor in Nairobi and dine alongside some long-necked companions.


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Blue Train 3 Day Extension

Johannesburg > Cape Town

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Blue Train, South Africa

B Blue Train Lounge

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Pretoria

Johannesburg 2

Cape Town

South Africa

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Day 01

Johannesburg > Pretoria > Blue Train Welcome to Johannesburg. You’ll be transferred to Pretoria Train Station and enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks before stepping on board the magnificent 5-star Blue Train, which offers the ultimate in luxury service. Each coach has a butler on call, serving a maximum of four suites, to attend to your every need. Meals: D

Day 02

Blue Train The journey between Pretoria and Cape Town takes you through some of the most diverse and breathtaking scenery. Once you’ve settled in, relax in the comfort of your suite or in the impressive lounge or observation cars at the rear of the train, and drink in the panoramic views of the passing countryside. You’ll partake in brunch and High Tea in the luxurious lounge car before taking a step back in time to the days of the diamond rush.

Hop onto an old tram for a ride down to the mine at the Open Mine Museum in Kimberley. Later, re-join the train for pre-dinner drinks and a sumptuous dinner, for which dressing up is still a tradition.

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Blue Train > Cape Town Travel through the Cape wine region and Drakenstein Mountains before arriving in Cape Town this morning. You’ll be met and transferred to the Table Bay Hotel with the rest of the day at leisure. Meet your Scenic Tour Director and fellow travellers this evening for a welcome briefing on your full itinerary. Meals: B This is an independent tour, not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director.

Blue Train

Extend your journey into wonder by adding the Blue Train to any Africa itinerary and take a luxurious sojourn into South Africa’s colonial past on board this iconic train.

Departure Dates

Tour code: BLUE

2020 Departures

Twin share Single

May

04 11 18

$2,295

$3,435

Jun

08 15 22

$2,295

$3,435

Jul

06 13 20

$2,295

$3,435

Aug

17 31

$2,295

$3,435

Sep

07 14 21

$2,795

$4,150

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $500 All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 104 and 105.


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Rovos Rail 4 Day Extension

Victoria Falls > Johannesburg

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Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls

Hwange National Park Botswana

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Pretoria

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Day 01

Day 03

Victoria Falls > Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail

Board the luxurious Rovos Rail service in Victoria Falls this afternoon. Unwind in your suite or join fellow travellers in the lounge car or observation car at the rear of the train. Dinner is served in the dining cars en-route to Kennedy Siding. Meals: D

Day 02

Hwange National Park After an early breakfast, disembark for a morning game drive at The Hide in Hwange National Park, located in the northwest corner of Zimbabwe and known for its large herds of elephants. Re-board the train and travel along one of the world’s longest stretches of straight railway line at a length of 114 kilometres. Meals: B.L.D

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Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and settle in for a comfortable and scenic journey as you travel south, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn. This evening the train passes the edge of the escarpment where the Highveld drops precipitously. Meals: B.L.D

Day 04

Pretoria > Johannesburg Your delightful journey ends this morning in Pretoria as you transfer to Johannesburg airport. Meals: B This is an independent tour, not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director.

Rovos Rail

Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era on board the three night Rovos Rail journey from Victoria Falls to Pretoria and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury.

Departure Dates 2020 Departures

Twin share Single

May - Sep

$3,295

$4,695

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $500 All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 104 and 105.

To find out more visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Agent


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Rwanda Gorilla Trek Experience 5 Day Extension

Nairobi > Nairobi

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Golden Monkeys, Rwanda

B Gorillas, Rwanda

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Kigali Parc National des Volcans

Flight not included 1 Overnight

Day 01

Day 03

Nairobi

Parc National des Volcans

On arrival in Nairobi you’ll be met and transferred to the Nairobi Serena Hotel for an overnight stay. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Meals: D

Day 02

Nairobi > Kigali > Parc National des Volcans Transfer to the airport for your flight (not included) to Kigali, Rwanda. On arrival you’ll be met and transferred to the Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, your accommodation for the next two nights. The Lodge is situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas, a chain of 4,570 metre volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The guest cottages have been beautifully appointed, making it the perfect base from which to explore. On arrival, partake in a sumptuous lunch at the main lodge, with its scenic views of the Parc National des Volcans, before enjoying a free afternoon to relax or take in a guided bird walk in beautiful surrounds. Meals: B.L.D

The day is free for you to explore. Perhaps begin your adventure on a guided gorilla trek in the forest (gorilla permits are at an additional cost). It’s difficult to describe the sheer exhilaration of setting your eyes on a wild Silverback gorilla. These are enormous animals, weighing about three times as much as the average man, and looking even bulkier with their luxuriant shaggy coats. Despite their fearsome size and appearance, gorillas are remarkably peaceful creatures. Be entranced as you watch gorilla families in their natural environment. Meals: B.L.D

Day 04

Silverback Lodge > Nairobi Take the time to continue exploring at your own pace. Perhaps experience a trek to see the golden monkeys, relax with a massage treatment at the lodge after your trek, or visit the colourful local markets.

Later, you’ll be transferred to Kigali Airport for your flight to Nairobi (flight not included), and your overnight stay at the elegant Nairobi Serena. Meals: B

Land

Day 05

Nairobi After breakfast, transfer to the airport with wonderful memories. Meals: B This is an independent tour, not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director.

Rwanda’s gorillas

The mountains along the Rwanda and Congo border are home to families of rare mountain gorillas. Your trek up to their home is indeed a bucket list opportunity experienced by few. This tour requires a good level of fitness.

Departure Dates 2020 Departures

Twin share Single

May

$4,165

$4,515

Jun - Oct

$6,065

$7,180

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. Gorilla Permits are at an additional cost of US$1,500 (per person per day, subject to change) and must be paid at the time of booking at current rate of exchange. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 104 and 105.


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Zimbabwe Discovery 6 Day Extension

Victoria Falls > Victoria Falls

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Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe B

Somalisa Camp

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Victoria Falls Botswana

2 Bumi Hills Lodge Zimbabwe

3 Somalisa Camp

1 Overnight

Day 01

Victoria Falls > Bumi Hills Lodge Fly from Victoria Falls to Bumi Hills for a two night stay at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge. From its position on a range of remote hills, the lodge offers breathtaking views over the great inland sea of Lake Kariba. The stylishly appointed lakeview rooms are nestled in the mountains overlooking the endless blue waters of the lake and the game-rich shoreline below. Meals: D

Day 02

Bumi Hills Lodge Spend your days cruising the lake in a private boat, taking in the gorgeous vistas, or going on a scenic lakeside walking safari. Take a walking adventure deeper into the bush to search for fossilized dinosaur footprints, or go on a game drive in search of lions. Meals: B.L.D

Days 03-05

Bumi Hills Lodge > Somalisa Camp Fly from Bumi Hills to Manga and transfer to Somalisa Camp, set in a private concession in the heart

Included flight

of Hwange National Park, known as ‘the land of the giants’ for its large elephant herds. Spend three nights in elegantly furnished Sail Tents with gauze sliding doors featuring en suite bathroom facilities, an indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a copper slipper-style bathtub. The split level decking includes a separate lounge and dining area, as well as a small splash pool for guests overlooking the ‘elephant pool’, a natural waterhole where herds of game congregate to drink. Activities include guided walks, game drives and night drives. Wildlife sightings include elephant, kudu, sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena, and many other wildlife species. Meals: B.L.D

Day 06

Somalisa Camp > Victoria Falls Bid farewell to Zimbabwe’s bush camps as you transfer back to Manga for your flight to Victoria Falls where your journey concludes. Meals: B This is an independent tour, not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director. Flights within Zimbabwe are via light aircraft.

Bush Camp

For a bespoke, luxurious and authentic safari experience in the untamed African wilderness, Zimbabwe’s Bumi Hills Lodge and Somalisa Camp are the perfect retreat.

Departure Dates 2020 Departures

Twin share

May

$6,995

Jun - Oct

$9,595

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 104 and 105.

To find out more visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Agent


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Twelve Apostles 3 Day Extension

Cape Town > Cape Town

Giraffe Manor

A  Twelve Apostles

A

Day 01

Cape Town > Twelve Apostles Transfer from Cape Town to the award-winning Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. Framed on one side by a line of majestic mountains – The Twelve Apostles – and on the other by the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Settle into your spaciously appointed guest room, combining sophistication with simplicity and elegance.

Day 02

Twelve Apostles Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the nearby area of Camps Bay with its beautiful golden beaches, or walk the wilderness trails of the World Heritage-listed Table Mountain National Park.

2 Day Extension

Nairobi > Nairobi

A  Giraffe Manor

A

Your stay includes use of The Spa, featuring hydrotherapy pools, a sauna and flotation tank. Relax by one of the two pools or be pampered with a signature treatment at the outdoor Spa gazebo while watching the sun sink into the ocean. Wind down your day with an intimate viewing of a classic film at the hotel’s private cinema. Meals: B

Day 03

Twelve Apostles > Cape Town After a sumptuous breakfast, transfer back to Cape Town. Meals: B This is an independent tour, not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director.

Departure Dates 2020 Departures Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Day 01

Nairobi > Giraffe Manor Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your boutique hotel, the Giraffe Manor, set in 12 acres of private land within indigenous forest on Nairobi’s outskirts. With its stately façade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, Giraffe Manor is reminiscent of the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. Today it is most famous for its resident herd of Rothschild’s giraffes who may visit morning and evening, sometimes poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary.

After settling in, spend the afternoon exploring the grounds before enjoying afternoon tea with the giraffes as the sun sets over the Ngong Hills. This evening enjoy a home-cooked dinner. Meals: L.D

Day 02

Giraffe Manor > Nairobi A special treat awaits this morning during breakfast as the resident giraffes poke their heads through the windows in the hope of some treats. Afterwards, it is time to bid farewell to your long-necked friends and transfer to Nairobi airport. Meals: B This is an independent stay, not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director.

Departure Dates Twin share from

$745

2020 Departures Giraffe Manor

Twin share from

$1,340

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $300

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $300

All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. Seasonal surcharges may apply. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 104 and 105.

All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. Seasonal surcharges may apply. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 104 and 105.


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Flightseeing options

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A Victoria Falls helicopter flight, Zimbabwe B Masai Mara balloon flight, Kenya C Luxor balloon flight, Egypt

Whether you soar above the vast plains of the Masai Mara, enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the spectacle that is Victoria Falls or gaze down at Egypt’s ancient treasures, you’ll be able to appreciate these natural wonders from a unique vantage point. A

B

C

Spectacular Victoria Falls Helicopter Flight

Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Flight

Luxor Hot Air Balloon Flight

When it comes to viewing Victoria Falls, a helicopter is undoubtedly the best vantage point. At ground level you can feel the enormous power of the falls as the volumes of water pound into the chasm below. But it is only when you see them from the air that you can take in the whole panorama and enormity of this mighty spectacle. Known as the ‘flight of angels’ it is easy to understand why a helicopter ride over Victoria Falls is named after a heavenly experience as you take in the view of the thundering water below and the natural wildlife in the surrounding bush. This is a truly remarkable experience.

Your adventure begins just before dawn. As the sun’s golden glow tinges the eastern horizon, the ground crew help you board your hot air balloon for a spectacular one hour flight. Take in the stunning panorama of the vast Masai Mara, famous for its black-maned lion and the annual Great Wildebeest Migration. Your hot air balloon will silently soar over the Masai Mara ecosystem and the snaking Mara River, with its vast rolling acacia and shrub studded grassland, rivers, forests, hills and escarpments. Magnificent scenery, which stretches as far the eye can see, with a constant pageant of wildlife, all unfolding before you during this awe-inspiring flight.

See the sun rise over ancient monuments on this exhilarating hot air balloon ride. Your adventure begins just before dawn as you board your hot air balloon for a spectacular 45 minute flight. Rise over the fertile green farm lands and soak in the panorama of the mountains of the Valley of the Kings as the sun peaks over the east bank of the Nile River. See Hatshepsut’s temple, float over the Colossi of Memnon and gaze at the impressive Temple of Ramses III bathed in the sun’s golden glow. Across the Nile, see the columns of Karnak and Luxor temples greet the early morning sun as these magnificent vistas unfold before your very eyes.

1 hour flight From US$405 per person Must be booked on tour.

45 minute flight From US$120 per person Must be booked on tour.

12-15 minute flight US$150 per person Must be booked on tour.

Prices are in USD per person and are subject to change. Activities are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors.

To find out more visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Agent


Blue Train Dining Experience S 18° 37’ E 27° 01’


TOUR & TRAVEL INFORMATION On the following pages you’ll find further information about your Scenic experience, including: — all the particulars about our Scenic Club, details on the fine hotels we stay in and a comprehensive list of Scenic Freechoice activities and dining. If you wish to know anything else, feel free to contact us on 138 128 or via scenic.com.au/contact and we’ll be happy to help. We’re confident that you won’t want for anything, but rest assured, if you do, your Scenic crew will be on hand to assist, day or night.


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Scenic Club

Greater Rewards At Scenic, a little loyalty goes a long way, and a lot goes even further. With our portfolio of land touring, river cruising and ocean cruising product we realise that while guests’ journeys may be similar, they should be rewarded differently. So the more you travel with us, the greater the rewards. Membership is free. Guests will receive a minimum of 100 Scenic Status Points for each paid tour day on any Scenic journey. And when travelling on a Scenic river cruise or an ocean cruise onboard Scenic Eclipse, The Worlds First Discovery Yachts ™, guests will be rewarded by earning additional points according to the deck travelled and suite category booked.

Qualify after your first paid trip.

Qualify after earning 5,000 Points.

Qualify after earning 10,000 Points.

Qualify after earning 25,000 Points.


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Thank You voucher* to redeem on a guest’s next cruise or tour - if only one tour in the reservation≈

$200 $200 $200 $300

Thank You voucher* to redeem on a guest’s next cruise or tour - if two or more tours are booked in the same reservation≈

$400 $400 $400 $600

Welcome Voucher, entitling any new to Scenic guest a referral discount. The referring guest will earn a $200 Referral Credit when this voucher is redeemed and deposited*. If two or more tours are booked in the same reservation guests will receive two vouchers≈ Choice of a Scenic Club merchandise or luggage received prior to every trip^≈ Dedicated members only help desk, for a quick response to any queries, issues or requests Member only offers on selected itineraries

$100 $100 $100 $150

Choice of either a premium Scenic Club trolley case or a $100 Visa card° prior to each departure^≈ Extended distance allowance for the chauffeur-driven limousine service. Alternatively, guests can enjoy one night’s complimentary hotel stay if the limousine is not available at their location or a $50 each way* transfer credit per guest Exclusive Scenic Club Diamond offers Handcrafted Emerald designer lapel pin Exclusive Emerald travel wallet Upgraded hotel categories for pre or post accommodation when available*

Member only competitions and events

Exclusive Scenic Club Emerald events

Scenic Club Member Only mailings Complimentary limousine transfers before and after travel (location and distance restrictions apply). Alternatively, guests can enjoy one night complimentary hotel stay if the limousine is not available at their location, or a $50 each way* transfer credit per guest≈

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Access to exclusive member only offers and itineraries

A Welcome Home hamper after every Scenic trip of 20 days or more

The very latest updates and information via Scenic e-news

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Complimentary pre or postnight hotel stay for trips of 20 days or more+

Priority on pre-release tours and cruises

Scenic Club Wonder magazine

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Benefit - River Cruising Additional benefits are available for Emerald members* Benefit - Scenic Eclipse Additional benefits are available for Diamond and Emerald members*

* Conditions apply. For the most up-to-date details of member benefits and terms and conditions, please visit the Scenic website. All benefits of the loyalty program are subject to availability and may be subject to change. We reserve the right to modify, replace or remove any aspect of the program without notice. ≈Available on trips of 7 days or more only. ^ Select via Tour Personaliser eight weeks prior to departure tp.scenicglobal.com + The 20 days required to qualify for this benefit can be made up of the total paid days for travel, so can include paid add-on days, such as stopovers, tour extensions and/or back-to-back tours. Hotels available for this benefit are subject to change. ° Gift card is a pre-loaded visa card with $100 credit.

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Accommodation

Special Stays

A B C D

Lion Sands Game Reserve River Lodge, South Africa Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe The Oyster Box, Durban, South Africa Sofitel Winter Palace, Luxor, Egypt

With our range of Scenic Special Stays you will find yourself staying in hotels that are simply unlike any others – iconic properties remarkable for their location, character and heritage. Look for the Special Stays symbol on your itinerary indicating the locations of these outstanding properties. A

B

C

Location

Description

Location

Cape Town, South Africa

Table Bay Hotel The ultimate in five-star luxury accommodation, the Table Bay Hotel is conveniently located on the Victoria & Albert Waterfront, close to Cape Town’s most iconic attractions.

Thornybush Nature Reserve, South Africa

Durban, South Africa

The Oyster Box Perfectly situated on the ocean’s edge, overlooking Umhlanga’s iconic lighthouse and the breathtaking coastline. Elegant guestrooms offer modern comfort and lovingly preserved colonial charm.

Kruger Lion Sands Game Reserve National Park, River Lodge South Africa Lion Sands Game Reserve exudes style, elegance and luxurious comfort. The lodges are nestled on the banks of the Sabie River on a private concession within Kruger National Park. Each of the spacious, luxuriously appointed suites boasts a private viewing deck overlooking the Sabie River.

D

Description Thornybush Private Game Lodge Thornybush Game Reserve, located adjacent to Greater Kruger National Park, is home to the exclusive private Thornybush Game Lodge. Unrivalled big game viewing is complemented by elegant accommodation and sublime cuisine. Each of the luxurious guest rooms feature an en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, an extensive living area and private deck.

Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls Hotel Zimbabwe One of the world’s classic 5-star hotels, Victoria Falls Hotel commands a prime location overlooking Victoria Falls, an acclaimed Natural Wonder of the World. Built in 1904, the hotel features original colonial Edwardian charm and recent refurbishments offer guests modern comforts.

Location

Description

Giza, Egypt

Marriott Mena House Hotel The palatial Mena House Hotel is nestled in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza, affording magnificent views from the comfort of your Premier Pyramid View Room.

Luxor, Egypt

Sofitel Winter Palace Built in 1886 by British explorers, the opulent Sofitel Winter Palace is perched on the Nile River amid luxuriant gardens and ancient temples and blends colonial design with the glory of Pharaonic times. Once a winter retreat for the Egyptian Royal Family, Agatha Christie wrote her famed 1937 novel Death on the Nile here.

Wadi Rum, Jordan

Sun City Camp Sleep under starry desert skies in air-conditioned ‘Martian’ geodomes, a haven of luxury with private en-suite and clear viewing panels, your window to the desert.


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The Finest Hotels

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The Michelangelo Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa Fairmont Amman, Jordan Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa Four Seasons First Residence, Egypt Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa, Jordan Four Points by Sheraton, Nairobi, Kenya

Scenic accommodation is all about luxury. We stay in the finest hotels in each of the locations we visit. Your hotel will always be central, often historic and without exception, luxurious so you can rest easy, wherever you are on your Scenic journey. B

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Location

Description

Cape Town, South Africa

Table Bay Hotel Occupying one of the most desired locations in Cape Town on the water’s edge, with views of both Table Mountain and the ocean, the Table Bay Hotel is close to major attractions. From $245

Johannesburg, South Africa

Peermont D’Oreale Grande Hotel Situated within the impressive Emperor’s Palace complex; marble floors, hand-painted murals, frescoes and mosaics merge together in an atmosphere of classical elegance. From $165

Johannesburg, South Africa

The Michelangelo Hotel Situated on Nelson Mandela Square in the trendy shopping district of Sandton, this splendid Renaissance architecture hotel offers outstanding facilities in an elegant setting. From $220

Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi Serena Hotel With personalised service and a relaxed atmosphere, this hotel is located on its own private oasis in a large park. The interior décor features art from East and West Africa. From $315

Nairobi, Kenya

Four Points by Sheraton, Nairobi Airport The Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport is located within Nairobi’s international airport. With contemporary design, the hotel offers all the modern amenities and comforts. From $175

Windhoek, Namibia

Hotel Heinitzburg Housed in a beautiful Victorian castle overlooking Namibia’s capital city Windhoek, the hotel balances traditional African friendliness with European culinary art and colonial charm. From $220

Cairo, Egypt

Four Seasons First Residence Flanked by the lush zoological gardens and western bank of the Nile, the address in Cairo’s prestigious First Place complex puts you in the centre of it all. Catch a glimpse of the Great Pyramids from your room as you head out to explore the ancient wonders this city offers. From $225

Amman, Jordan

Fairmont Amman The Fairmont Amman is a modern urban oasis. The elegantly appointed guest rooms with unparalleled views of the Amman hills are remarkably spacious and complete with premium amenities. From $315

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All prices are subject to availability, are ‘from’ per person and in AUD, twin share and include breakfast, transfers and taxes. Transfers not included in Egypt and Jordan. Rates vary based on seasonality and surcharges may apply during certain periods, which you’ll be advised of at time of booking. Please enquire for Single room prices.


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Additional costs may include additional overnight accommodation required as a result of any change to Your flights. 3.11 You may cancel a Booking by sending Us written notice of cancellation at the Customer Service Contact Address. If You cancel a Booking You will be liable to pay a cancellation fee in accordance with clause 4.8. 3.12 A name change for a Guest or a change to the Tour Departure Date is considered a cancellation of the original Booking. 4. Prices, inclusions and fees 4.1 All Tour Prices are quoted in Australian Dollars. 4.2 If You pay Us by credit card a surcharge may be added, please enquire for details. There is no surcharge for payments made by cash, cheque or direct transfer to Our nominated bank account. 4.3 Your Tour Price includes all coach, rail and cruise travel set out in the Itinerary; the services of a Tour Director; airport transfers outside Australia; meals as specified in Your Itinerary; economy class group flights and air taxes as set out in your Itinerary; accommodation; sightseeing and admissions, where stated in Your Itinerary; port charges; all gratuities and tipping on land tours; and any other specific inclusions identified in Your Itinerary. 4.4 Unless expressly listed in Your Itinerary as an inclusion, Your Tour Price does not include airfares; airline taxes; shore excursions on ocean cruises; additional optional activities; accommodation upgrades; meals not specified in Your Itinerary; drinks; laundry; passport fees; visas; vaccinations; medical assistance; government taxes and charges (excluding GST); or any items or expenses of a personal nature. 4.5 Unless stated as an inclusion in Your itinerary, overnight accommodation required to meet Your Tour and/or any flight connections are not included in the Tour Price and will be at Your expense. 4.6 We reserve the right not to honour any published prices that We determine were erroneous due to printing, electronic, or clerical error. If You make a Booking based on erroneous pricing, We will offer You the option of cancelling the Booking and receiving a refund of any amount paid by You or confirming the Booking by paying the difference between the erroneous price and the correct price, as determined by Us. 4.7 The following Fees are payable in addition to the Tour Price: (a) If You book 21 days or less before the Tour Departure Date, You must pay a late booking fee of $50.00 per Booking. (b) If You change Your Booking, other than by varying the Tour Departure Date, You must pay a change fee of $50.00 per Booking. This fee is on account of administrative expenses incurred by Us in changing Your Tour and is a genuine and reasonable estimate of Our expenses. 4.8 If You cancel Your Tour for any reason prior to Your Tour Departure Date (including by changing Your Tour Departure Date or the name of a Guest), You will be liable for the following cancellation fee: Days of notice prior to Cancellation charge Tour/journey commencement (per person) 120 days and over Loss of deposit 119 to 91 days 20% of Tour Price 90 to 62 days 50% of Tour Price 61 days or less 100% of Tour Price You may also be liable to pay cancellation fees to airlines and other third parties. 4.9 We may vary Your Tour Price at any time before You have paid the Tour Price in full to the extent necessary to meet any increase in the Tour costs for reasons outside Our control, including airfares, fuel, government taxes and charges, exchange rate fluctuations or other Tour related costs or tariffs. We will not vary the Tour Price after We have received the total Tour Price from You, regardless of any increases in the costs incurred by Us. We will notify You of any such variation using the Guest Contact Details. 4.10 You are responsible for and must pay for all costs and expenses incurred by You as a result of any change made by You to Your Itinerary after Your Tour Departure Date. This includes changes due to illness or other personal reasons. 5. Cancellation, delays and changes to Your Itinerary 5.1 Your Booking is conditional on Us receiving a minimum number of tour or cruise passenger bookings to operate the Tour and ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere. Where sufficient numbers cannot be achieved, We may cancel or delay a scheduled Tour or Tour Departure Date. 5.2 We will endeavour to make any decision to cancel or delay a Tour or Cruise, and to notify You of that decision, at least 60 days prior to the scheduled Tour Departure Date. 5.3 If We cancel a Tour, for whatever reason, before departure: (a) We will use reasonable endeavours to offer You the closest available tour or cruise departure. If the proposed alternative tour or cruise is: (i) cheaper than Your original Tour Price, We will refund the difference to You; or (ii) more expensive than Your original Tour Price, You must pay the difference to Us; (b) if You accept the proposed alternative tour or cruise, Your Itinerary will be amended accordingly and We will give You an updated Itinerary; (c) if You do not accept the proposed alternative tour or cruise within 7 days of being notified by Us of the alternative, We will cancel Your Booking, refund to You all monies paid directly to Us and will have no further liability to You; and (d) We are not liable for any third party costs You may incur, which We have not booked on Your behalf, for example airfares or other arrangements booked independently through or paid to a travel agent. 5.4 If We delay the departure of a Tour, for whatever reason, for more than 7 days, You may terminate this Contract and We will provide You with, at Your option, either: (a) a full refund of all amounts paid to Us; or (b) a credit towards future tours with Us which will be valid for 24 months from the date You notify Us of the termination of this Contract. 5.5 We will use reasonable endeavours to provide the Tour You have booked in accordance with Your Itinerary. However, due to the nature of travel, it may not always be possible for Us to adhere strictly to Your Itinerary and the Operator may need to make alterations to the Tour or Your Itinerary, before or after the commencement of the Tour. Where, due to circumstances outside the Operator’s control, We are unable to provide the Tour in accordance with Your Itinerary, We will use reasonable endeavours to: (a) give You reasonable notice of any alterations, but there may be

circumstances beyond Our control in which alterations will be required with little, or no, advance notice; and (b) provide or arrange appropriate alternative activities, transport and accommodation as required. 5.6 The circumstances in which Your Itinerary or the Tour may be altered include: (a) high or low water levels in any river or canal; (b) lock closures, unscheduled vessel maintenance or other operational reasons; (c) road, river or weather conditions; (d) national or local holidays affecting the closure of public buildings or attractions; (e) Force Majeure Events; (f) emergency events, accidents, injuries or other incidents involving You or other passengers; and (g) any other event beyond Our control. 5.7 Alterations to Your Itinerary or the Tour may include: (a) substitution of vessels for part or the whole of a Tour; (b) cabin changes on a vessel; (c) additional embarkations and disembarkations; (d) substitution of alternate transportation, including the use of motor coaches; (e) substitution of hotel accommodation for accommodation on a vessel; (f) alterations to arrival and departure times; (g) alterations to sightseeing activities; and (h) reductions or increases in the time spent at a location. 5.8 If We or the Operator substitute any vessel, motor coach or accommodation under this clause 5, We or they will use reasonable endeavours to provide You with a substitution of equivalent specification or quality, but some services and facilities may not be available for all substitute arrangements. 5.9 Any changes to Your Itinerary will be notified to You: (a) if prior to Your Tour Departure Date, by phone, email or post using the Guest Contact Details or via Your Travel Agent; or (b) if during Your Tour, personally by Your Cruise Director or Tour Director. 5.10 To the maximum extent permitted by law, You agree that We are not liable to You for, and You release Us from, any cost, claim, loss, damage or expense whatsoever arising either directly or indirectly in connection with any alteration to Your Itinerary or substitution carried out in accordance with this clause 5, including without limitation any: (a) claim for distress, disappointment or loss of enjoyment arising from the alteration; (b) additional personal expenses incurred by You, including for food, beverages and personal items; or (c) costs associated with any other travel arrangements affected by the changes, including any costs and expenses incurred by You for cancelling or changing those other arrangements or arising from a failure to meet a connection. 6. Your Tour obligations 6.1 For the comfort and safety of You and Your fellow passengers and other people, You must follow the Tour Director’s and Cruise Director’s instructions at all times. 6.2 If We, the Tour Director or Our staff or any Service Provider consider You are negatively affecting Your own health, safety or enjoyment, or that of other passengers, including by refusing to comply with instructions of the Tour Director, We may terminate the Contract and withdraw You from the Tour with immediate effect. If it is reasonably practicable to do so, the Tour Director will provide a warning to You and allow You an opportunity to rectify Your behaviour before We withdraw You from the Tour. 6.3 If You are withdrawn from the Tour under clause 6.2, You must make Your own travel and other arrangements at Your own expense and We are not liable to You for any loss, cost or damage You may suffer or incur. 6.4 You must have a valid passport with an expiry date of at least six (6) months after the last scheduled day of Your Tour. 6.5 You must ensure that You obtain prior to the Tour Departure Date all required entry visas for all countries to be visited during the Tour, as failure to obtain correct documentation may affect Your participation in certain shore excursions and entry to certain countries during the Tour. 6.6 If You do not have the correct visa or other documentation necessary to enter a country or participate in any aspect of a Tour (“Documentation”): (a) We will not refund to You all or any portion of the Tour Price; and (b) You will be responsible for any costs You incur as a result of Your failure to obtain the required Documentation, including any costs associated with re-joining the Tour. 6.7 If You are unhappy with something that does or does not happen on Your Tour, You must first use all reasonable endeavours to negotiate with Us in good faith to settle the dispute before commencing proceedings in any court or tribunal. In the first instance You should raise Your concern with the Tour Director as soon as reasonably practicable, as it may be possible for them to take steps to resolve Your concern with minimal delay. 7. Notification of General Risks 7.1 You acknowledge and agree that there are general risks associated with travelling, which are beyond Our control and We are not liable to You for any loss, cost or damage You may incur as a result of these general risks. Such general risks include: (a) Tour variations or interruptions caused by road, river or weather conditions; national or local holidays affecting the closure of public buildings and attractions; Force Majeure Events; high water levels; low water levels; flooding; lock closures; unscheduled vessel or vehicle maintenance; (b) changes to the Tour and Your Itinerary in the circumstances described in clause 5.6; (c) forces of nature; illness; flight schedule changes or cancellations; loss of luggage; epidemics or pandemics; political unrest; accidents; acts of terrorism or other criminal acts; changes to government visa or travel requirements; or (d) other circumstances beyond Our control. 7.2 You must make Your own enquiries regarding Your Tour, including being aware of any relevant government travel safety warnings. 8. Liability 8.1 Nothing in these Conditions or the Contract operates to exclude, restrict or modify the application of any provision of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), including the Australian Consumer Law, or any equivalent State or Territory legislation, the exercise of a right conferred by such a provision, or any of Our liability for breach of a guarantee, condition or warranty implied by such a provision, where it is unlawful to do so. All exclusions and limitations of Our liability under the Contract must be read subject to this clause. 8.2 You acknowledge and agree that We accept no responsibility and will not be liable to You (or any third party) for any loss, cost or damage (including loss of enjoyment) suffered directly or indirectly in connection with: (a) any Tour risks or other aspects of the Tour disclosed to You in the Contract; (b) any change to Your Itinerary or delays in departure or arrival times of aircraft, vessels or otherwise during the conduct of the Tour; (c) any loss or damage to Your baggage or belongings; (d) any personal injury or death resulting from the acts or omissions or negligence of any third parties providing goods or services to You during the Tour, including air carriers, hotels, shore excursion operators, restaurateurs, transportation providers and medical personnel; or


Terms and Conditions (e) any disappointment or loss of enjoyment due to circumstances outlined in the Contract or otherwise beyond Our control. 8.3 Subject to clause 8.1, but despite any other provision of the Contract, and to the extent permitted by law, Our maximum liability to You or any third party (including any claims of negligence by Us) is limited to the Tour Price You have paid to Us. 8.4 To the maximum extent permitted by law and subject to clause 8.1, You acknowledge and agree We are not liable to You, under any circumstances, for any loss of enjoyment, opportunity, profit, savings, revenue or interest or any other consequential or indirect, incidental, special or punitive loss, damage or expenses. 8.5 You acknowledge and agree that We are not liable for any delay or failure by Us or a Service Provider to perform Our obligations under the Contract, resulting from or as a consequence of a Force Majeure Event. 8.6 If a delay or failure occurs or is anticipated due to Force Majeure Event, Our obligations are suspended for the duration of the Force Majeure Event. 8.7 We may immediately terminate the Contract, if the Force Majeure Event delays performance of the Tour for a period of 7 days or more, calculated from the date We notify You of the Force Majeure Event. 8.8 To the extent permitted by law, all express or implied warranties, guarantees, representations, or terms are expressly excluded. Where the law implies any guarantee, condition or warranty which cannot be excluded, Our liability to You for breach of such an implied guarantee, condition or warranty is limited, to one or more of the following: (a) in the case of goods: the repair of goods, replacement of goods, the supply of equivalent goods or the cost of repair, replacement or supply of equivalent goods; or (b) in the case of services: supplying the services again or payment of the cost of supplying the services again. 8.9 Subject to clause 8.1, You acknowledge and agree that where Your Tour, any part of Your Tour, accommodation, flights or any other good or service are not directly provided by Us, but is provided by a Service Provider, in the event of any dispute or claim including for loss, damage, breach of contract or negligence arising from the conduct of the Service Provider, You must pursue Your claim directly against the relevant Service Provider. 9. Privacy and Data Protection 9.1 In order for Us to process Your Booking and provide the Tour to You, You will need to provide to Us, and We will need to use Personal Information. We will need to provide Your Personal Information to Service Providers, as well as customs and immigration authorities. We may also provide Your personal Information to security and credit checking organisations. Some of the persons to whom We provide Your Personal Information are located overseas, including in countries that may not provide the same level of protection of Personal Information as Australia. By making a Booking You give Us Your consent to use and disclose Your Personal Information in the manner described in this clause 9.1. 9.2 We may also use Your name and the Guest Contact Details for marketing purposes, unless You tell Us that You do not want Us to do so. You may do this by contacting the Customer Service Contact Address. 9.3 We will otherwise deal with Your Personal Information in accordance with Our Privacy Policy, which can be found on Our Website or provided on request. 10. General Provisions 10.1 We may only waive a right or remedy created under these Conditions in writing. Our delay in exercising a right or remedy does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy, nor does any waiver by Us (either wholly or in part) operate as a subsequent waiver of the same or any other right. 10.2 The Contract is governed by the laws in force in New South Wales. 10.3 The parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales and any courts competent to hear appeals from those courts. 10.4 Any term which is, by its nature, intended to survive termination of the Contract survives termination. 10.5 In these Conditions, unless the context otherwise indicates a contrary intention: (a) headings are for convenience only and do not affect interpretation; (b) singular includes the plural and vice versa; (c) a reference to a party includes its successors, permitted assigns, administrators and substitutes; (d) where a word or phrase is defined, its other grammatical forms have the corresponding meaning; (e) the word ‘include’ in any form is not a word of limitation; (f) no rules of construction apply to Our disadvantage on the basis that these Conditions or the Contract were prepared by Us; (g) a reference to a natural person includes their personal representatives; and (h) a reference to a body (including institute, association or authority) which ceases to exist or whose powers or functions are transferred to another body is a reference to the body which replaces it or which substantially succeeds to its powers or functions. 10.6 The Tour Brochure is valid for Tour Departure Dates during the Validity Period unless otherwise indicated in Your Itinerary, and supersedes all previous brochures. 11. Important notices about Your Tour 11.1 Tour Participation (a) Special needs: We welcome You if You have a disability or other special need, provided You are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all the assistance You require. Please note that although We will use reasonable endeavours to provide You with all the activities on Your Itinerary, depending on Your disability, You may not be able to participate in every activity and the Tour Director will have the right to refuse Your participation if the Tour Director believes Your health and safety or the health and safety of any other person may be impacted by Your participation. You must advise Us (or Your travel agent) of any disability, medical condition or dietary requirement at the time of Booking. (b) Wheelchair and walkers cannot be carried in the luggage compartment of motorcoaches due to space limitations, requests for disabled rooms must be made at the time of Booking and are subject to availability; (c) Our discretion: We may, in Our absolute discretion, decline Your Booking if We are of the view that: (i) We cannot adequately provide for any or all of Your special needs; (ii) Your health, safety or enjoyment, or that of any other passengers attending the Tour may be at risk; or (iii) You cannot or will not abide by any reasonable directions of the Tour Director or Cruise Director. 11.2 Cruises If Your Tour includes a Cruise, the following provisions apply: (a) Deckplan: The deck plan, cabin sizes, images, inclusions and layout in the Tour Brochure are indicative only and may vary. Pictured representations of cabins or rooms in Tour Brochures are not drawn to scale. (b) Cruise Cabins: Your Tour Price is based on the Cabin category indicated in the Tour Brochure. Upgrades are subject to availability and will be at an additional cost. (f) Smoking: Smoking is limited to designated smoking areas during Your Tour. (i) You acknowledge that We may restrict smoking to specific times and locations during Your Cruise for the comfort of all passengers. (ii) Smoking is not permitted on coaches or such other places as nominated by Us from time to time. (iii) Although We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure there are opportunities for You to smoke during the Tour, We cannot guarantee such opportunities will be available. (g) Noise, vibration and odour: While the Operators take reasonable steps to minimise noise, vibration and odours on the cruise vessels, You acknowledge and accept that some noise, vibration and intermittent odours may be experienced on vessels, and that We accept no responsibility, and will not be

liable to You in relation to any such noise, vibration or odour. (h) Docking Position: During port stops, vessels may dock side by side, obstructing views and requiring You to pass through other vessels to embark and disembark. You agree and acknowledge that You will have no claim in respect of any such matters. (i) Medical Services: (i) River cruise ships do not carry a doctor on board, however medical services may be called at Your own expense. (ii) Due to the large number of passengers on board, We cannot provide a personal escort for medical visits. (iii) We are not, and our Service Providers and the Operators are not, liable regarding the provision of any medical care You may require or choose to accept during your Tour. (j) Currency and credit cards (i) All purchases on board a charge to Your shipboard account. The on-board currency on river cruises is the Egyptian Pound (LE), United States Dollar (USD) or Euro (EUR). (ii) Shipboard accounts may be paid by these currencies or credit card. (k) Internet Service: Internet facilities are available on board Nile Cruises for an additional charge. (i) Internet availability and quality may vary from country to country and can also be affected by technical issues, weather or unfavourable terrain and other factors outside Our control. (ii) We do not guarantee the availability or quality of Internet connections or services. 11.3 Drones (a) General prohibition: Unless provided by Us or an Operator as part of an organised activity during Your Tour, the use of Drones is strictly prohibited at all times on Your Tour. (b) Legal restrictions: You should also be aware that, in addition to the prohibition in paragraph (a), the use of Drones is regulated or prohibited by law in many locations and unlawful use may result in arrest or prosecution by the relevant authorities. (c) Organised Activities: If We or an Operator allow You to operate a Drone as part of an organised activity during Your Tour, You must strictly comply with all instructions of the activity leader. 11.4 Coaches (a) Seat rotation: To ensure all passengers have the opportunity to enjoy front and window seats, a daily seat rotation system is employed on all of Our coaches and You must follow the seat rotation system. (b) Travel sickness: If You suffer from travel sickness, You should arrange medication or other alternatives to treat symptoms, as We cannot make allowances for this. 12. Additional Important Information 12.1 Air Travel and baggage (a) Airfare Conditions (i) All airfares are subject to availability and conditions apply. (ii) Our reservations consultant will book an appropriate fare for Your Tour. (iii) Some discounted airfares have conditions which make them unsuitable to be used in conjunction with Our tours. Full details and conditions may be obtained from Our reservations consultant or Your travel agent. If You have any questions or concerns please contact Our reservations consultant or Your travel agent. (iv) Airfares booked as part of Your Tour will be through an appropriate route although may not be a direct flight; some included flights are unescorted. If You request a customised route or direct flight You will be responsible for all additional costs. (v) Depending on departure date and time of booking the required booking class for airfare offer may be too far in advance to book with the appropriate airline. If the required booking class is unavailable air surcharges may apply. The flight quote including air taxes and surcharges will be confirmed once all air sectors are booked and confirmed. (vi) Taxes are defined as all airline and government taxes and surcharges. Taxes are subject to change and will be advised at the time of flight reservation. (vii) All flights are subject to schedule changes and class downgrades as determined by the operating airline. You acknowledge and agree that We accept no responsibility and will not be liable to You for any costs associated with these changes. (viii) All airfares are subject to availability and scheduled for travel to meet the Tour Departure Dates set out in the Tour Brochure. Any requests outside of the tour dates may incur seasonal surcharges as enforced by the airline. (b) Airport Transfers (i) Airport transfers are only available on the first and last day of Your Tour and at times We designate. Transfers outside these times will be at Your expense and must be secured by Your own arrangements. (ii) Passengers who have purchased Our pre and post Tour hotel accommodation and airfares will be provided airport transfers to/from their hotel in the Tour start or end city only, on the day of the pre or post accommodation booking. (iii) If You do not book Your flights with Us, You must ensure Your flight details are provided to Us at least 60 days before the Tour Departure Date by: (a) entering Your flight details at the trip personaliser on the Website; or (b) contacting Us at the Customer Service Contact Address. (iv) No refund will be given for unused transfers. Transfers cannot be routed to other pick-up points or destinations. (v) If You miss the pre-booked transfer You will be responsible for making Your own way to the Tour departure point, at Your own expense. (vi) Unless expressly stated in Your Itinerary, airport transfers may be group transfers scheduled to coincide with multiple flight arrival and departure times. Private transfers, including Royal Suites transfer are not available in all locations. Please enquire for further details. (c) Carriers: The carriers (including airlines, rail and sea carriers used in association with the tours) are not responsible for statements or features in Tour Brochures. The conditions of sale of each carrier constitute a separate contract between You and the carrier and We have no responsibility in relation to contracts between You and the carriers. (d) Luggage (i) Tour participants are entitled to one suitcase per person. Your suitcase must not exceed 76 x 53 x 28cms (30’’ x 21’’x 11’’) and must not weigh more than 20kg (50lbs). (ii) Airline passengers should consult with their airline as size and weight restrictions may vary from airline to airline and also according to the class booked. (iii) It is Your responsibility to ensure Your luggage complies with these requirements and You acknowledge that We, contracted carriers or Service Providers may elect not to carry overweight items. (iv) You will be responsible for any excess baggage charges. 12.2 Sightseeing, Excursions and Special Activities on Tour (a) Sightseeing: Sightseeing in many historic towns and cities can only be undertaken by walking tours as motorcoach access is not possible. Consequently, a reasonable level of fitness is required as the sightseeing tour may involve steps and extensive walking over uneven surfaces. (b) Mountain Excursions: Some tours include mountain excursions involving high altitudes. Please consult with Your doctor to ensure that You have an adequate level of fitness and are in good health before participating in these excursions. (c) Scenic Freechoice: All Scenic Freechoice activities and Scenic Freechoice Dining can be booked whilst on Tour with Your Cruise Director or Tour Director (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors. Some activities require a minimum or maximum number of participants to operate.

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(d) Scenic Enrich: It may not always be possible to offer every Scenic Enrich activity in the Tour Brochure on Your Tour. Wherever possible, suitable alternatives will be provided without liability to You. 12.3 Passenger Requirements (a) Special Diets: You must advise Us in writing of any and all special requests and dietary requirements at the time of Booking. We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate Your dietary requests but cannot guarantee that such requests can be met. (b) Vaccinations: It is Your responsibility to ensure You have all required vaccinations for Your Tour and We recommend You refer to www. smarttraveller.gov.au for full details and also consult Your doctor. (c) Medical Conditions: We strongly recommend a visit to Your doctor prior to Your tour. (d) Solo Passengers and Single Accommodation (i) Prices quoted in Tour Brochures are on a twin share basis. If Your Booking is not a twin share booking We will notify You of the applicable Single Supplement Rate and You must pay the Single Supplement Rate for the Tour, at the time of Booking. (ii) If You are willing to share a room with another single traveller of the same gender, You must pay the Single Supplement Rate and we will use reasonable endeavours to match You with another single traveller of the same gender, but we cannot guarantee availability. If we are able to match You with another traveller and You remain matched throughout the entire Tour, You will be refunded Your single supplement rate within 2 weeks of tour completion. We accept no responsibility for the suitability of the allocated rooming partner. (iii) If at any time during the Tour, You consider Your rooming partner unsuitable, You must notify Us and We will use reasonable endeavours to arrange single accommodation for You for the remainder of the Tour, subject to availability, and at Your own cost. (iv) A limited number of single rooms and/or cabins are available at a Single Supplement Rate for each Tour. In some locations, single rooms are smaller than twin rooms and may not be available. You acknowledge that if there is no availability of single accommodation for the remainder of the Tour, You will be required to continue to share with Your nominated rooming partner for the remainder of the Tour. (e) Young Passengers: (i) Passengers under the age of 21 years (as at the Tour Departure Date) must be accompanied by an adult and share their accommodation with an adult. (ii) Children under the age of 12 years are not encouraged (with the exception of Christmas tours and Cruises) and are accepted or rejected at Our sole discretion. 12.4 Maps, Pictures and Images (a) Maps: Maps or tour depictions contained in Tour Brochures or any other brochures We issue are intended as an indication only and should not be relied upon as the actual route to be taken during the Tour. (b) Images: All images in Tour Brochures represent typical scenes and descriptive detail for each tour, however it is possible that the particular subject matter may not be seen or experienced on Your Tour. Also, some pictures may have been digitally enhanced. (c) Photography: Our Tours offer some of the most spectacular and beautiful photographic scenery in the world. However, We cannot guarantee that every scene or highlighted featured in a Tour Brochure or Itinerary will be available on each Tour. No refund will be available for any resulting missed scene or photographic “opportunity”. 12.5 Hotel Accommodation (a) Substitution: We may substitute hotel accommodation of a similar standard in the place of the advertised hotel due to hotel availability issues. Any changes will be notified once confirmed with the hotel. (b) Responsibility: Although We have taken reasonable steps to secure the most suitable hotel accommodation in the area of the Tour, We are not liable to You for the quality, size or fitness of hotel rooms. 12.6 Deposit Protection Plan Our Deposit Protection Plan is available at a cost of $125 per person per Tour excluding Russian cruises and Russian cruises and tours. The cost is nonrefundable and must be paid at the time of Booking Your Tour. The Deposit Protection Plan does not, nor is it intended to, replace travel insurance. Details and terms and conditions of the Deposit Protection Plan are available on Our Website. 13. Contact Details 13.1 To make, change or cancel a Booking or to make any enquiries regarding a Booking or to otherwise give Us any notice in accordance with the Contract, You should contact Our customer service centre as follows: Email: info@scenic.com.au Telephone: 138 128 Postal: PO Box 807, Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia This is the Customer Service Contact Address. 13.2 Our customer service centre is open from 7.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 1.00pm Saturday (excluding public holidays in New South Wales) (Sydney time). Although We hope You won’t need it, Our afterhours emergency number when calling in Australia is freecall 1800 620 105. Other emergency contact details are included in Your travel documents. 13.3 If You need to contact Us during Your Tour, We recommend that if it is practicable to do so, in the first instance You should try to contact the Tour Director or Cruise Director. Depending on the purpose of Your contact, they may be able to assist You, but otherwise they may direct You to contact Our customer service centre. 13.4 We will use the Guest Contact Details if We need to contact You before the Tour Departure Date. It is therefore very important that You keep the Guest Contact Details up to date and notify Us immediately of any changes. To update Your Guest Contact Details, please contact Us at the Customer Service Contact Address. 14. Destination Specific Terms 14.1 Due to dusty and/or unsealed road conditions in Kenya and Kruger National Park on the private concessions, You need to be in good physical condition. Travel in Kenya is by 4WD safari vehicle and it is highly recommended if You suffer a back injury to consult Your doctor prior to participation. If You have contact lenses, You should bring glasses in case dust causes irritation. 14.2 Africa, Egypt and Jordan include walking on steps, uneven ground and surfaces whilst visiting monuments and antiquities for lengths of between 1-5 kilometres and full mobility may be required. If you choose to participate You should be in an appropriate physical condition to complete any sightseeing expeditions forming part of the Tour. 14.3 Luggage: When You are travelling in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia there are luggage restrictions due to limited luggage space on flights and four wheel drive safari vehicles. We recommend You use a soft bag (sports bag or alternative) to pack essential items into during this portion of the Tour. Suitcases are unable to be taken with You whilst Tour throughout Kenya and will be delivered back to You at Nairobi Airport. Our Service Provider will take reasonable steps to ensure the safety and security of the remainder of Your luggage during this portion of the Tour. 14.4 Ramadan: Ramadan, a Muslim religious period, falls between 23 April - 23 May 2020 and 12 April - 11 May 2021 and is observed by all Muslim countries. Operational hours of shops, markets and some attractions are reduced during Ramadan. 14.5 Flight Schedules within Egypt: Flight schedules to and from Luxor, Aswan, or Abu Simbel are either early morning or late afternoon. Please be prepared for an early start when flying to or from these destinations. 14.6 Vaccinations: The following information is correct at the time of printing and is provided as a guide only. Travellers to certain areas in Africa may be refused entry if they do not hold a Yellow Fever International Vaccination Certificate, We recommend You refer to www.smarttraveller.gov.au for full details and also consult Your doctor. You will not receive a refund if You are unable to be vaccinated and if as a result decide not to complete the Tour.


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Setting the pace

Each guest is different, so we appreciate that you may want to move at your own pace. Perhaps you’ll want to follow a busy day with one at a more relaxed tempo, or simply unwind throughout. We’ve divided our extensive list of Scenic Freechoice activities into active, moderate and relaxed pace so you can choose those which best suit your requirements and interests. Active – For the more adventurous, go canoeing or on a walking safari. Moderate – Take a nature walk at a comfortable walking pace, or enjoy a Harley Davidson™ sidecar ride. Relaxed – A slower pace to enjoy a soothing massage or indulge in a Cape Winelands tour.

SOUTH AFRICA Cape Town

Cape Winelands Tour Cape Winelands Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful Cape Winelands region with its stunning scenery and rolling vineyards. Tour Stellenbosch and selected vineyards, including a cellar tour sampling local wines and cheese.

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KENYA Nairobi – Mount Kenya

Bird Walk Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Travel to Ol Petaja Conservation Reserve and visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary established by the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute.

Bird Walk

Cruise to Robben Island, for a tour of the island, including the prison where Nelson Mandela was held captive during Apartheid.

Explore over fifty bird species that make their home at Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. You will search for our feathered friends and learn more about bird friendly habitats.

Harley Davidson™ Ride

Golf

Take a scenic drive around Cape Town on the back of a Harley Davidson™.

Township Tour

Discover the multicultural side of Cape Town on a half day township tour. Learn about township life first-hand as you interact with the locals. Visit Nyanga, Gugulethu and Khayelitscha, and leave with a greater understanding of how these townships contribute to the Rainbow nation.

With a picturesque landscape, this 9 hole, Par 3 manicured course is bisected by the Equator. Leisurely move from the Northern to Southern Hemisphere as you complete your game.


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Whether you want a relaxed pace or you want to fit in as much as possible, Scenic Freechoice offers a diverse range of sightseeing and activities for you to choose from. And of course, they’re all included. BOTSWANA The Okavango Delta

EGYPT Cairo

Nubian Village Visit Visit a Nubian Village Mokoro Canoe Safari Walking Safari

Join your expert tracker for a two hour walk into the Okavango woodland, where close encounters with elephant, giraffe, baboons and buffalo are commonplace.

Game Drive

Enjoy a game drive to another area of the reserve.

Mokoro Canoe Safari

There is no better way to explore the waterways of the Okavango Delta than by mokoro canoe, a traditional dug-out guided by your skilled gondolier. Encounter hippos and buffalo as they relax in the shallows.

NAMIBIA Swakopmund

Khan el Khalili Bazar, Islamic Cairo Islamic Cairo

Discover the core of medieval Cairo on an easy walking tour including Salah el Din’s Citadel, Mohammed Ali’s Mosque and the world-famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar.

Coptic Cairo

On your visit to Old Cairo, you’ll enter the Coptic Museum, visit the Hanging Church, said to be the oldest Christian church in Egypt, and see the remains of the Fortress of Babylon.

Aswan Motorboat cruise to the Upper Nile

Venture upstream on a motorboat, exploring areas cruise boats cannot access. Soak in the peaceful vistas of the desert sands swirling against the western bank of the river.

Gain a unique insight into one of the oldest civilisations on Earth, the Nubians, walk through the village with your Nubian guide and visit a private home.

Kalabsha Temple

Visit the beautiful but often-overlooked Kalabsha Temple on the shores of the Lake Nasser. View the pylon, court, hall and sanctuary and the richly carved reliefs.

JORDAN Amman Royal Automobile Museum

View the extensive private collection of the Royal Family.

Jordan Wine Heritage

Experience Jordan’s wine heritage with a wine and food tasting in the Abdali walking district.

Bites and Brews tour

Join the bites and brews tour which explores products grown and produced in Swakopmund including tasting of olive oil, coffee and gin.

Quad Bike Tour

Experience the thrill of quad biking through the shifting sand dunes of the Namib Desert.

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Freechoice Dining

KENYA Masai Mara National Reserve Taste Africa’s cuisine with Scenic Freechoice Dining, a showcase

of local specialities, fresh regional produce, and the mastery of traditional cuisine.

KENYA Nairobi Carnivore Restaurant

Walking Safari with Maasai Warrior African Cooking Class

Join the chefs at Sarova Mara Lodge for an African cooking class. Learn different recipes and traditions of East Africa in this interactive session.

Walking Safari with Maasai

Discover the diverse flora and fauna at the camp. Learn about the intricate coexistence of nature and the Masai people, how to read the writings and clues that nature imprints everyday.

The Carnivore Restaurant is the ultimate ‘Beast of a Feast’, famous for a wide variety of meat choices that are roasted on a traditional Maasai sword over a fire pit and carved at your table.

Café Maghreb

The Moroccan-styled Café Maghreb at the Serena Hotel opens directly on to the pool terrace where al fresco seating is also available.

SOUTH AFRICA Knysna 34 South

Situated right in the harbour, this casual restaurant is always abuzz specialising in seafood. It also features some of the best wines in the Western Cape.

Carnivore Restaurant Dry Dock Food Co

This lagoon side restaurant is situated on the water’s edge offering a menu of fresh seafood, tempting salads and fusion cuisine.


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