Scenic Africa 2022-2023

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THE CAPTIVATING WONDERS OF AFRICA

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Welcome Scenic has more than 36 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. Our guests are at the forefront of all we do, from the creation of our once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experiences to the extensive range of Scenic Freechoice activities and dining options. That allow our guests to personalise their holiday. We aim to deliver the best experience possible to create memories that will last a lifetime.

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You’ll find the Scenic difference is in the details. Our handcrafted itineraries have set the benchmark in escorted land journeys. It’s more than the finest accommodation, it’s spectacular locations and creature comforts. Complemented by transport, all-inclusive sightseeing and the services of a dedicated Scenic Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides. With Scenic it’s more than an escorted tour, it’s a 5-star luxury handcrafted journey in a class of its own. We look forward to welcoming you on one of our exceptional journeys in 2022 or 2023.

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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.


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CONNECT WITH US

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Chobe National Park

Botswana

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Kruger National Park

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Ghost Mountain

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Cape Town Cape Point

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Land Journeys Overview Ultimate Africa Duration

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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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Kenya & Tanzania Duration

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Victoria Falls & East Africa Adventure

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THE SCENIC DIFFERENCE

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With Scenic it’s more than an escorted tour, it’s a 5-star luxury handcrafted journey in a class of its own. We’ve combined the ease of luxury travel with a selection of experiences that offer you a true insight into the culture, landscapes and wildlife of Africa.

Featuring the very best inclusions and a host of memorable moments. Our expert staff, from Tour Directors to local guides, will go above and beyond to make your experience unforgettable. Wherever you go, it’s more than flexible touring it’s days spent broadening your horizons through Scenic Freechoice experiences and activities – and of course, they’re all included. From your luxury accommodation and safari lodges to dining options, transfers and even tipping, each Scenic handcrafted land journey delivers excellence on every level.

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The Scenic team create unique and luxurious explorations across the world, with our guests at the heart of everything we do.

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Being a Scenic Tour Director is not just a job, it’s a lifetime passion. Your Tour Director’s role is to make sure your journey exceeds your expectations and manage each element of your tour so you see everything listed in your itinerary at an enjoyable pace.

Your included Scenic Freechoice activities are designed to give you a range of exceptional experiences that allow you to personalise your journey, at a pace that suits you. From history to culture, cuisine to nature, relaxed or active paced, there’s a wealth of options.

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Our seasoned Journey Designers have handpicked and created a range of unique experiences that will be among the highlights of your journey. From encounters with traditional Maasai Mara villages to dinner under a starlit African night sky, our Scenic Enrich experiences will leave you with amazing memories of Africa to treasure.

When you travel with Scenic, everything is taken care of, including transfers and tipping. All transport is of the highest standard. Complementing our Scenic Tour Directors. We use local guides as we believe nobody knows an area like someone who lives there. Our handcrafted journeys will reveal to you the highlights and the hidden gems of the destinations you visit.

Our hotels and safari lodges are selected on more than just reputation, but on a combination of location, character and ambience to ensure that your hotel stay is reflective of your destination and provides a truly immersive experience. From intimate safari lodges to legendary hotels when it comes to accommodation you’ll discover a range of distinguished properties that will make your journey extra-special.

Rail Journeys Traverse South Africa in luxury and discover the spectacular views from your suite on board The Blue Train, one of the most famous railway journeys in the world.

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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 smaller group journeys with a maximum of 30 guests (24 guests 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 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

And of course, all tipping and gratuities With Scenic it’s more than an escorted journey, it’s a handcrafted luxury journey in a class of its own.

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Scenic Special Stays Safari lodge 5-star luxury accommodation Open-top safari vehicles Service with a smile

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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.

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Lake Nakuru Orphanage, Kenya Maasai warriors, Kenya Zulu warrior dancing, South Africa Bush breakfast, Masai Mara

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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 out in 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. These are just some of the unique experiences that will make your journey truly unforgettable.

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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, Africa offers such a wealth of attractions that you’re bound to find something that interests you. Scenic Freechoice offers you a range of all-inclusive activities to choose from, at a pace that suits you. And of course, it’s all included.

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Whether you’re interested in tasting local fare, experiencing unique local cultures or learning about the region’s multifaceted history, our comprehensive range of Scenic Freechoice activities offers something for everyone. D

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Freechoice Dining Taste Africa’s cuisine with Scenic Freechoice Dining, a showcase of local specialities, fresh regional produce, and the mastery of traditional cuisine.

Walking Safari 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.

KENYA Nairobi Carnivore Restaurant 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.

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

Situated right in the harbour, this deli-cum-bar is always abuzz specialising in seafood. It also features some of the best wines in the Western Cape.

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

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Hotels You’ll find that the wonders of Africa are all the more wonderful 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, and our selection of handpicked luxurious hotels will ensure that your holiday becomes just that little bit 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. What’s more, 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. With top-tier service and facilities, the wonder truly never ends at havens like these.

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Safari Lodges For a safari experience unlike any other, revel in the luxury of some of the most remarkable and exclusive safari lodges in Africa’s most sought after locations.

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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 Sabi Sabi Bush 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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Rest assured, 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. 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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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. There’s simply nothing to add to any description of this remarkable region, these are 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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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 where 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 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.

The romance of ‘Out 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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AFRICA 2022 * EARLYBIRD OFFERS


BOOK NOW FOR 2022/2023 Book your 2022/2023 Africa luxury land journey and enjoy special Earlybird Offers.

EARLYBIRD OFFERS

Save up to $2,000* per couple off any journey of 20 days or longer

Save up to $1,200* per couple off any journey of between 15 and 19 days

Save up to $1,000* per couple off any journey of between 11 and 14 days Offers are strictly limited and subject to availability until 31 March 2022, unless sold out prior.

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT

Book and pay in full by 31 March 2022 to secure an additional discount of $300# per couple on all journeys. Combinable with Earlybird Offers.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE COMPLIMENTARY DEPOSIT PROTECTION PLAN^ Complimentary Deposit Protection Plan (DPP) valued at $125 per person for 2022/2023 Africa land journeys for new bookings made by 31 March 2022.

FLEXIBLE BOOKING POLICY‡ For extra peace of mind, with our Flexible Booking Policy you can transfer to alternate departure date, or cancel, up until 31 March 2022 with no Scenic fees (third party fees may apply). For cancellations, the value of the booking will be applied as a Future Travel Credit (FTC) which is valid for 24 months.

Early Bird Information & Conditions Please read carefully before booking These terms and conditions are additional to the terms and conditions contained in Scenic Africa 2022/2023 brochure and on scenic.com.au/terms. All bookings are subject to Scenic’s full terms and conditions. Prices are in Australian Dollars. *Early Bird Dollar Discount A non-refundable deposit of $1000 per person is required within 7 days. The amount of $1000 per person is subtracted from the listed price in the Scenic Africa 2022/2023 brochure to determine amount payable or can be used as an offset against flights booked through Scenic. Offers are available until 31 March 2022 or until sold out. Strictly limited seats available on set departures and subject to availability. This offer is only available on all departures listed in 2022/2023 brochure departing after June 2022 and can be combined with Early Booking Discount. #Early Booking Discount The Early Booking Discount amount of $150 per person is subtracted from the listed price in the Scenic Africa 2022/2023 brochure to determine amount payable. Offers are available until 31st March 2022 or until sold out. Strictly limited seats available on set departures and subject to availability. This offer is only available on all departures listed in 2022/2023 brochure departing after June 2022 and can be combined with Early Bird Dollar Discount / Air Credit. ^Complimentary Deposit Protection Plan: Africa Land Journeys Only Complimentary Deposit Protection Plan (DPP) has been included for 2022 Africa land journey bookings made before 31 March 2022. This offer applies to new bookings only as is not applicable for re-bookings made with a Future Travel Credit voucher. Where you cancel a journey or cruise prior to the invoiced final Payment Date, and the Deposit Protection Plan applies, We will hold Your deposit, less any third party cancellation and/or administrative fees incurred by Us, for Our tour products only, (i.e. not products provided by third parties such as air travel), then We will credit the remainder of the deposit towards an alternative tour product, if You book within 24 months of cancellation. If Your tour or cruise is suspended the terms and conditions of the suspension will be applicable to Your booking and the cost of the DPP and all funds being held will be moved into a Future Travel Credit. The DPP is not combinable with any other exceptional discounts or offers, that may be promoted at the time You pay Your deposit. If You do not rebook within 24 months, or utilise all of Your Deposit, it will be forfeited. If You have booked a tour with an applicable Fly Deal or other Earlybird offer, any airline cancellation fees will be deducted from the deposit amount if flights have been ticketed. The Deposit Protection Plan does not, nor is it intended to, replace travel insurance. ‡Flexible Booking Policy: Africa Journeys Only To ensure guests can book with confidence on 2022 Africa land journeys, Scenic Group are including a Flexible Booking Policy which allows guests to defer travel and transfer to an alternate departure or itinerary or cancel until 31 March 2022, with no Scenic Group fees (3rd party fees may apply). For cancellations, the value of the booking will be applied as a Future Travel Credit (FTC) which is valid for 24 months. Please note, final payment due date will remain as per booking conditions; however, this flexible policy allows changes to be made until 31 March 2022. *For full terms and conditions see pages 64-67 and scenic.com.au/terms

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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 Journey

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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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 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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

Day 05

Day 09

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. 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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Day 06 Complete this once-in-alifetime experience with a three day Blue Train extension. See page 60.

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

Cape Town

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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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Cape Town

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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

Day 03

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.

Day 01

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

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

This is an independent tour, not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director.

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 > 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

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 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

Meals: B.D

Kingdom of eSwatini > Kruger National Park

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Kruger National Park stretches for an impressive 450 kilometres. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at the 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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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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Day 16

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

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Enrich Visit a typical Zimbabwean village for insights into traditional tribal life and meet the elephants during 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. Meals: B.L.D

Day 17

Victoria Falls > Nairobi Optional Helicopter Flight

Meals: B.D

Day 14

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 61 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

Meals: B

Day 18

Nairobi

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Start your day with an encounter with a giraffe and learn about these endangered animals before reliving the Meals: B.D romance of the movie Out of Day 15 Africa during a visit to Karen Blixen’s home. Later, travel Chobe National Park to Kiambethu Tea Farm, Large concentrations of big wander through the tea fields game call Chobe National and hear the stories of the Park home. Embark on a game first commercially grown drive along the shoreline, tea in Kenya. where predators often come Freechoice Dining: Choose for water. Later, enjoy a cruise to dine at the Carnivore on the Chobe River, home to Restaurant, famous for a wide huge herds of elephants and variety of roasted meats on a buffalo. Large pods of hippo traditional Maasai sword over and giraffe families inhabit a fire pit, or relax over dinner the banks and woodlands. at Café Maghreb located at Meals: B.L your hotel. Meals: B.L.D

Lion, Kruger National Park

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

Day 23

Day 27

Day 28

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

Lake Nakuru

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Day 21

Amboseli National Park > Mount Kenya

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Journey north to the foothills of Mt Kenya and arrive at Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club for a wonderful two night Special Stay. Meals: B.L.D

Day 22

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. Meals: B.D

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Enrich Visit the Lake Nakuru Orphanage Centre, established by an Australian family, and enjoy lunch.

Amboseli National Park

Meals: B.L.D

Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight

Meals: B

Day 24

Meals: B.L.D

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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Enrich Enjoy an exclusive farewell bush breakfast on the open plains of the Masai Mara. Board your light aircraft for a scenic flight over the reserve to Nairobi airport, where you will bid farewell to your new found friends.

Meals: B.L.D

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Experience the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon. See page 61 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.

Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Meals: B.L.D

Day 26

Masai Mara National Reserve

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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

5-star luxury inclusions:

Fully escorted smaller group land journey 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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2022 Departures Journey Code: SZCK

Twin share Single

June 15 Aug 03 17 Sept 14 21

$25,195 $31,070 $25,945 $32,340 $25,195 $31,070

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 64-67.


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Grand African Safari Cape Town > Nairobi

11/23 Day Journey

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.

Lake Nakuru National Park

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Kenya

Nairobi

Masai Mara National 2 Reserve

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Serengeti National 2 Park

Tanzania

Amboseli National 2 Park

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Mount Kilimanjaro

Ngorongoro National Park

Chobe National Park Botswana

Zimbabwe

Blyde River Canyon

Thornybush

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Johannesburg 1

(Kruger National Park) Pretoria

South Africa

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Cape Town

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Wildlife, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Blue Train Extension Cape Point

1 Overnight

Land

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Optional rail

Included flight

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 Experience the excitement of a game drive in search of the Big Five and enjoy the safari tradition of Sundowners Feel the spray of the water from Victoria Falls while enjoying your guided tour See Africa’s ‘Garden of Eden’, Ngorongoro Crater Watch 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 60 for details.

Day 01

Cape Town

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

Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

Meals: B.D

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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Meals: D

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Day 02

Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

Cape Town

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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

Day 07

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

Day 09

Chobe National Park

Meals: B.L

Day 10

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

Day 11

Meals: B

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.

Victoria Falls > Nairobi Optional Helicopter Flight

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 where you’ll enjoy a three night Special Stay. Set off on your first game drive this afternoon.

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Johannesburg > Victoria Falls

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Board your flight to Victoria Falls and witness the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Enjoy a three night Special Stay at the colonial Victoria Falls Hotel. Sundowners Be treated to a special Sundowners cruise on the

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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 the stories of the first commercially grown tea in Kenya. Freechoice Dining: Choose between 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

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Nairobi > Ngorongoro Crater

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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. Meals: B.L.D

Day 14

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.

Meals: B

Day 04

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 61 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

Day 15

Ngorongoro Crater > Serengeti National Park Visit to Olduvai Gorge, site of many archaeological findings, including traces of pre-historic man which date back 3.5 million years. Later,


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Cruise on the Chobe River, Botswana

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 16

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

Day 17

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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Day 19

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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 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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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.

Meals: B.L.D

Meals: B

5-star luxury inclusions:

Fully escorted smaller group land journey 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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Masai Mara National Reserve

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Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight

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

Day 23

See page 61 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.

Experience the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon.

23 Day Cape Town > Nairobi Journey code: SZCT

11 Day Cape Town > Victoria Falls Journey code: SZK

2022 Departures Twin share Single

2022 Departures Twin share Single

June July Aug Sept Oct

June July Aug Sept Oct

22 20 17 07 25 02

$24,595 $25,245 $25,245 $24,595 $24,595

$28,930 $29,970 $29,970 $28,930 $28,930

22 20 17 07 25 02

$10,995 $10,995 $10,995 $10,995 $10,995

$13,800 $13,800 $13,800 $13,800 $13,800

2023 Departures Twin share Single

2023 Departures Twin share Single

Feb 08 Mar 08

Feb 08 Mar 08

$26,195 $30,530 $26,195 $30,530

$11,765 $14,580 $11,765 $14,580

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 64-67.

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Wonders of Africa Cape Town > Nairobi

29 Day Journey

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

3 Chobe National Park Botswana

Johannesburg 2

Zimbabwe

Blyde River Canyon

Pretoria

South Africa

Cape Town 3 Cape Point

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Oudtshoorn Knysna

1 Overnight

Land

1 Optional extension

Park Kingdom 1 of eSwatini

1 Ghost Mountain Hluhluwe

2 Blue Train Extension

Kruger

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Cheetah and cubs, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

2 Durban Port Elizabeth

Optional rail

Included flight

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

Day 05

Day 09

Oudtshoorn > Knysna

Ghost Mountain > Kingdom of eSwatini

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Complete this once-in-alifetime experience with a three day Blue Train extension. See page 60.

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

Cape Town

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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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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

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Day 06

Kingdom of eSwatini > Kruger National Park

Port Elizabeth > Durban

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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. Meals: B

Day 08 Day 03

Cape Town 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

Day 04

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.

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. Freechoice Dining: Choose between two local restaurants for tonight’s dinner.

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

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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

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Kruger National Park stretches an impressive 450 kilometres. Your two night Special Stay is at 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

Day 11

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

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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

Day 20

Day 17

Ngorongoro Crater

Victoria Falls > Nairobi Optional Helicopter Flight

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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 61 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

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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 61 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. Meals: B.L.D

Day 29

Masai Mara National Reserve > Nairobi

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5-star luxury inclusions:

Fully escorted smaller group land journey 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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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.

29 Day Cape Town > Nairobi

Journey Code: SZTK

Meals: B

2022

Twin share Single

July

06

27

$28,695 $34,695

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 64-67.


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Giraffes, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania S 03° 10’ E 35° 34’


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South Africa & Victoria Falls 14/17 Day Journey

Cape Town > Victoria Falls

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

Zimbabwe

Chobe National Park Botswana

Johannesburg 2

Blyde River Canyon Kruger 2 National Park Pretoria

Kingdom

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1 Ghost Mountain South Africa

Cape Town

Blue Train Extension

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1

Cape Point

Knysna

Oudtshoorn

1 Overnight

Hluhluwe

2

Land

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

2 Durban Port Elizabeth

1 Optional extension

Optional rail

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Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge The Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge is located in the renowned Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, bordering the worldfamous 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 60 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 the night Special Stay at Table Garden Route, famous for its Bay Hotel, with spectacular oysters. You’ll enjoy a night views of the waterfront and at the Protea Hotel Knysna Table Mountain. Tonight, Quays. meet your Tour Director for a Freechoice Dining: Choose welcome drink and dinner. between two local restaurants Meals: D for tonight’s dinner.

Day 02

Cape Town

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

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

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Day 06

Port Elizabeth > Durban

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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 > 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 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

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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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

5-star luxury inclusions: Fully escorted smaller group land journey 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences

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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

Optional Helicopter Flight

Meals: B.D

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 61 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

Journey Code: SZKG

2022 Departures

Twin share Single

June July Aug Sept

$14,645 $14,645 $14,645 $14,645

15 06

27

03

17

14

21

$18,725 $18,725 $18,725 $18,725

14 Day Cape Town > Johannesburg

Journey Code: SZG

2022 Departures

Twin share

Single

June July Aug Sept

$11,195 $11,195 $11,195 $11,195

$14,120 $14,120 $14,120 $14,120

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17

14

21

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 64-67.

For the latest offers and up to date availability visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Travel Advisor


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 & 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 Journey

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

Day 05

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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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 61 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

Guests on the 12 Day (Tour code: KEN) will join in Nairobi today.

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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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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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Nairobi

Botswana Amboseli National 2 Park

South Africa

2 Johannesburg

Day 15

Day 17

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 12

Masai Mara National Reserve

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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

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

Meals: B.L.D

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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Lake Nakuru National Park 2

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5-star luxury inclusions: Fully escorted smaller group land journey

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7 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences

Day 13

Your choice of 5 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining

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 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

2 Scenic Sundowners events

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Experience the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon. See page 61 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

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

17 Day Johannesburg > Nairobi Journey Code: ZKA

12 Day Nairobi > Nairobi Journey Code: KEN

2022 Departures Twin share Single

2022 Departures Twin share Single

June 26 Aug 14 28 Sept 25 Oct 02

$16,395 $17,195 $16,395 $16,395

$19,345 $20,665 $19,345 $19,345

July 01 Aug Sep Sep Oct

19 02 30 07

$11,295 $11,995 $11,995 $11,295 $11,295

$13,090 $14,310 $14,310 $13,090 $13,090

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 64-67.

For the latest offers and up to date availability visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Travel Advisor


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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.

13/17 Day Journey

Johannesburg > Nairobi

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

Day 02

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

Victoria Falls

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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

Day 05

Day 07

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 61 for details (additional expense, please book on tour). Fly to Nairobi for your two night stay at the Serena Hotel, on a private acreage. Guests on the 13 Day (Tour code: SZE) will join in Nairobi today.

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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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13/17 Day Itinerary Johannesburg > Nairobi

1 Overnight

Land

57

Included flight

Kenya Lake Nakuru National Park

Victoria Falls

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2

Chobe National Park

Masai Mara National 2 Reserve

2

Serengeti National 2 Park

Tanzania

Meals: B.L.D

2

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

Day 12

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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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 61 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

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

1 Johannesburg

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 smaller group land journey 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 Journey Code: ZTK

13 Day Nairobi > Nairobi Journey Code: SZE

2022 Departures Twinshare Single

2022 Departures Twinshare Single

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July July Aug Sept Oct

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$18,925 $19,495 $19,495 $18,925 $18,925

$21,615 $22,580 $22,580 $21,615 $21,615

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$14,295 $14,845 $14,845 $14,295 $14,295

$15,830 $16,765 $16,765 $15,830 $15,830

2023 Departures

Twin share Single

2023 Departures

Twin share Single

Feb 14 March 14

$20,250 $23,130 $20,250 $23,130

Feb 18 March 18

$15,300 $16,945 $15,300 $16,945

Enrich Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 Visit the Lake Nakuru All prices per person and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer Orphanage centre, Meals: B.L.D to pages 64-67. established by an Australian For the latest offers and up to date availability visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Travel Advisor



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


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Blue Train 3 Day Extension

Johannesburg > Cape Town

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Blue Train, South Africa

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Pretoria

Johannesburg 2

Cape Town

South Africa

1 Overnight

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.

Land

Rail

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Meals: B.L.D

Day 03

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

Journey Code: BLUE

2022 Departures

Twin share Single

June 13 20

$2,655

$3,965

July

04 18 25

$2,655

$3,965

Aug

01 15

$2,655

$3,965

$3,240

$4,825

Sept 05 12 19

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 64-67.


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Flightseeing options

Flightseeing options

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

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

Spectacular Victoria Falls Helicopter 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. 12-15 minute flight US$165 per person Must be booked on tour.

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Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Flight 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 blackmaned 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. 1 hour flight From US$405 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.

For the latest offers and up to date availability visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Travel Advisor


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Enrich Your World with Scenic As a proudly Australian-founded company, for 36 years, the pursuit of wonder has led us to search more than 60 countries to create unique luxury itineraries.

Unforgettable handcrafted land journeys Australia, Japan, Canada and more Scenic’s handcrafted luxury land journeys are meticulously designed to capture the extraordinary wonders of the destinations. The all-inclusive sightseeing and services of a dedicated Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides make the journey truly unforgettable. Via distinctive elements such as historic hotels for Scenic Special Stays and iconic, luxurious rail journeys to take in the scenery, Scenic’s land journeys are handcrafted to be wonderfully relaxing.

Scenic Eclipse, Antarctica

Truly All-Inclusive River Cruising Europe and South East Asia Scenic’s 5-star Space-Ships cruise the historic waterways of Europe. Designed to navigate Europe’s rivers, whilst providing you with abundant space on board to have a relaxing river cruise experience. With only up to 163 guests, our ships provide a more personalised and intimate environment for guests to relax, make friends and enjoy the all-inclusive luxury experience. With thoughtful inclusions such as Scenic Culinaire, a cooking school on board the South of France and Bordeaux based ships, a Salt Therapy Lounge on board Scenic Space-Ships that cruise the Rhine, Maine, Danube, South of France and Bordeaux regions, with Scenic you to get the best unique experiences in 5-Star luxury. In South East Asia, Scenic’s 5-star luxury boutique ship Scenic Spirit cruises the Mekong River. Scenic owns and operates Scenic Spirit – so you can be assured it is of the highest luxury standard. Each suite is well appointed with separate living and bedrooms areas, walk-in wardrobes, a private Scenic Sun Lounge and trademark Scenic Slumber Bed. A range of dining experiences, an extensive international beverage list, Scenic Enrich and Scenic Freechoice excursions are included, so you can enjoy a truly personalised experience.

Extraordinary Ocean Voyages Antarctica, the Arctic, Europe & the Mediterranean and the Americas and more Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yacht™, has set the benchmark in ultra-luxury ocean cruising. Discover our handcrafted journey’s around the world, from the untouched beauty of the Arctic, Russian Far East, Japan and Antarctic regions, to the magnificent Norwegian Fjords, sun drenched Caribbean and the history and cultures of South America and the Mediterranean. Scenic Eclipse provides truly allinclusive luxury with up to 10 dining experiences, the finest selection of premium beverages, spacious allverandah suites, exclusive Scenic Enrich and Freechoice activities and much more. Unrivalled exploration is also featured on the on board submarine – Scenic Neptune^, two helicopters^, a fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks, and up to a 20-member Discovery Team. Scenic Eclipse offers the opportunity for voyages of discovery across the globe, with almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio and no more than 228 guests on board (200 in Polar regions). ^Helicopter and submarine experiences at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather and ice conditions. Helicopters are unable to operate in South Georgia and Svalbard. Submarine is unable to operate in US waters.

Cockburn Range, Western Australia, Australia

Scenic Spirit, Mekong River

Scenic Jasper, Moselle

We would be delighted to assist you to plan and book your next journey. For more information, visit scenic.com.au or your local Scenic Travel Advisor.


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It’s more than a membership... Welcome to Scenic Club, our rewards and recognition program where we put our guests at the heart of everything we do.

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

$200 $200 $200 $300

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

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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 journeys are booked in the same reservation guests will receive two vouchers≈

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Choice of a Scenic Club merchandise or luggage received prior to every trip^≈

Exclusive Scenic Club Diamond offers

Dedicated members only help desk, for a quick response to any queries, issues or requests

Exclusive Emerald travel wallet

Handcrafted Emerald designer lapel pin

Upgraded hotel categories for pre or post accommodation when available*

Member only offers on selected itineraries

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

Priority on pre-release journeys and cruises

Exclusive Scenic Club Emerald events

Member only competitions and events

Benefit - River Cruising Additional benefits are available for Emerald members*

Scenic Club Wonder e-Magazine The very latest updates and information via Scenic e-news

Benefit - Scenic Eclipse

Scenic Club Member Only mailings

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As a Scenic Club member, expand your horizons by unlocking coveted rewards and recognition benefits when you travel across our portfolio of luxury river and yacht cruises, and land journeys. The more you travel with us, the greater the experiences and rewards you will receive. Scenic members collect from 100 tier points a day on any Scenic land journey, your tier points then increase based on your selected deck and suite of choice when you travel on our European River Cruises and Scenic Eclipse. Best of all, membership is complimentary.

Qualify after earning 5,000 Points.

Qualify after earning 10,000 Points.

Qualify after earning 25,000 Points.

*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 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, journey extensions and/or back-to-back journeys. Hotels available for this benefit are subject to change. °Gift card is a pre-loaded visa card with $100 credit. ~ Subject to availability when sailing on a Scenic Space-Ship. Menus may not vary for the duration of your cruise. This benefit will apply to river cruises of 8 nights or longer. # When sailing on a Scenic Space-Ship, Scenic Tsar and Scenic-owned South East Asia river cruises.

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Terms & Conditions 1. Contract 1.1 These terms and conditions (“Conditions”) form the basis of the contract between You and Scenic Tours Pty Limited (“Scenic”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”) (“Contract”). It is important that You read the Contract carefully to ensure that You understand Your rights and obligations. Your Contract may also include additional terms and conditions applicable to a special offer or promotion, and/or, depending on your Journey, Destination Specific Terms. 1.2 You confirm Your understanding and acceptance of the Conditions and the Contract by paying Your Booking Deposit or otherwise paying any part of the price of Your Journey. If you do not understand and accept the Conditions and the terms of the Contract, you should not make any payment to Us and in this case, we will cancel Your Booking in accordance with clause 3.3. 1.3 If You make a Booking on behalf of any other person, You represent to Us that You have their authority to make the Booking on their behalf and to legally bind them to the terms of the Contract, including the Conditions. Each reference to “You”, “Your”, “Guest” or “Passenger” means the person who makes the Booking and each other person covered by the Booking. 1.4 Your Itinerary does not form part of the Contract. 1.5 We may amend these Conditions from time to time. If We amend the Conditions, We will publish the amended version on Our Website. We will also provide the current version of the Conditions to You upon request. You will be bound by the current version of the Conditions at the time You make Your Booking. 1.6 All travel involves risks. We strongly recommend You take out comprehensive travel insurance with a reputable insurance company to cover You against risks associated with Your Journey including cover for loss of luggage, medical expenses and costs and expenses incurred due to cancellations, delays or other disruptions. 2. Meaning of Words In these Conditions, the following words and expressions have the following meanings: (a) “Booking” means the booking You have made with Us for the Journey. (b) “Booking Deposit” means a booking deposit in an amount which We have notified You before You make Your Booking; (c) “Cruise” means a cruise constituting or forming part of Your Journey; (d) “Cruise Conditions” means the Operator’s conditions of carriage for a river cruise vessel, which are available on our Website and otherwise on request to Us. (e) “Cruise Director” means any person designated by Us as the cruise director for any Cruise. (f) “Customer Service Contact Address” means the details for contacting Us set out in clause 13.1 of the Conditions. (g) “Deposit Protection Plan” means Our deposit protection plan as set out on Our Website. (h) “Destination Specific Terms” means terms and conditions specific to a particular Journey, as published in the Journey Brochure or on Our Website for the relevant Journey, or, where applicable, set out in clause 14 of these Conditions. (i) “Drone” means an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV, being an aircraft of any size that operates without a pilot on board. (j) “Force Majeure Event” means any act of God, war, terrorism, fire, flood or any other extreme weather conditions or act of nature, loss of power, epidemics or pandemics, industrial disputes, slow-downs or other strike activities, political unrest, riots or civil disturbances, prohibitions or acts of Federal, State, Territory, or Local government or, quasi-governments bodies or other authorities (including, in each case, their duly constituted or appointed agents), inability to obtain any necessary licence or consent and delays caused by sub-contractors, suppliers or other third parties (including telecommunications carriers), material shortages, any border closure by any country or any Australian States or Territory, or other disruption to the Journey beyond Our control. (k) “Future Travel Credit” means a credit Issued by Us to You if We cancel Your Booking as a result of the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event under clause 5.4 of these Conditions which may be redeemed against a future booking in accordance with clause 5.4(c). (l) “Guest Contact Details” means Your contact details which You have provided to Us at the time of making Your Booking, as amended by any written

notice You may provide to Us from time to time in accordance with clause 13.4 of these Conditions. (m) “Itinerary” means the Itinerary for Your Journey issued by Us, subject to any amendments made by Us from time to time in accordance with the Contract. (n) “Operator” means the owner or operator of a river cruise vessel, who is a separate legal entity and business, whether or not related to Us. (o) “Personal Information” means information about You and any other person for whom You make a Booking, including Your name, address, phone number and other contact details, details of Your next of kin, Your passport number, credit or debit card details, and information about Your health, medical needs, dietary requirements and any disabilities or other special requirements. (p) “Service Provider” means any independent contractor engaged by Us to provide a Journey or any part of a Journey, and includes an Operator. (q) “Journey” means a Journey or journey package offered or provided by Us. (r) “Journey Brochure” means the brochure for Your Journey published by Us in hard copy or electronically and includes any amendments notified on Our Website from time to time. (s) “Journey Departure Date” means the scheduled departure date for the Journey set out in Your Itinerary. (t) “Tour Director” means any person designated by Us as the Tour Director for Your Journey. (u) “Journey Price” means the total amount payable by You for the Journey. It includes the Booking Deposit. (v) “Validity Period” means in respect of a Journey Brochure, the validity period stated in that brochure. (w) “Website” means Scenic’s website at www. scenic.com.au. (x) “Your Journey” means the Journey You have booked with Us, as outlined in Your Itinerary 3. Booking and Payment 3.1 You may make a Booking directly with Us or through a travel agent. Your Booking will be confirmed only when We have received: (a) Your Booking Deposit; or (b) if Your Booking is made 120 days or less before the Journey Departure Date, the Journey Price and all other amounts payable under the Contract. 3.2 Except as indicated in clause 3.8, We will notify You of the Journey Price and provide You with Your Itinerary at the time of making Your Booking. 3.3 You must pay Your Booking Deposit within 7 days after making Your Booking. If We do not receive Your Booking Deposit within 7 days after You make Your Booking, We will automatically cancel Your Booking without further notice to You. 3.4 If You have made Your Booking through a travel agent, Your travel agent should forward Your Booking Deposit or Journey Price to Us on Your behalf. However, payments by You to Your travel agent are not considered to be payments by You to Us. We will consider payment has been received by Us only when We receive payment from Your travel agent. 3.5 Any accommodation, sightseeing or flights We book for You separately to those stated in Your Itinerary are not included in the Booking Deposit or Journey Price and You must pay both the deposit and full costs for such additional services separately to the Booking Deposit and Journey Price at the time which We notify You at or before You make Your Booking. Any requests for such additional services will not be processed until Your Booking Deposit is paid in full. 3.6 For some special offers, We may require payment of a further deposit before the balance of the Journey Price is due. We will notify You of any such requirement before You complete Your Booking and will confirm the payment details when we confirm Your Booking. You must make payment by the date notified by Us. 3.7 Except as required by law or in accordance with the Deposit Protection Plan, Booking Deposits are not refundable and are not transferable to other Journeys or Bookings. 3.8 If You make Your Booking within 121 days of Your Journey Departure Date, You must pay Your Booking Deposit before We can process Your Booking and confirm Your Journey Price. Your Booking is not confirmed until You have paid the Journey Price. We will notify You of the Journey Price promptly after We have calculated it. If You do not confirm Your acceptance of the Journey Price in writing within 7 days of receipt of notification from Us, You will be deemed to have rejected the Journey Price. If You notify Us that You have rejected the Journey Price

or if You are deemed to have rejected the Journey Price, We will cancel Your Booking and refund Your Booking Deposit. If You accept the Journey Price, You must pay the outstanding Journey Price within 24 hours of Us notifying You of the Journey Price, or We will cancel Your Booking and retain Your Booking Deposit. 3.9 If clause 3.8 does not apply, You must pay to Us the balance of the Journey Price and all other amounts payable under the Contract no later than 120 days before the Journey Departure Date. 3.10 If You wish to change any incidental component of Your Booking, such as any pre or post-Journey accommodation or add-ons, You must contact Us. We may accept or reject Your request at Our absolute discretion and if We accept, You must pay a change fee to Us for each change in accordance with clause 4.7(b) and any additional costs resulting from the change. 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 Journey Departure Date is considered a cancellation of the original Booking. 4. Prices, inclusions and fees 4.1 All Journey 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 Journey 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 Journeys; and any other specific inclusions identified in Your Itinerary. 4.4 Unless expressly listed in Your Itinerary as an inclusion, Your Journey 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 Journey and/or any flight connections are not included in the Journey 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 Journey Price: (a) If You book 21 days or less before the Journey 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 Journey 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 Journey and is a genuine and reasonable estimate of Our expenses. 4.8 If You cancel Your Journey for any reason prior to Your Journey Departure Date (including by changing Your Journey Departure Date or the name of a Guest), You will be liable for the following cancellation fee: Days of notice prior to Journey/journey commencement Cancellation charge (per person) 120 days and over Loss of deposit 119 to 91 days 20% of Journey Price 90 to 62 days 50% of Journey Price 61 days or less 100% of Journey Price You may also be liable to pay cancellation fees to airlines and other third parties. 4.9 If using a Future Travel credit and You cancel Your Journey for any reason prior to 91 days


Africa of Your Journey Departure Date (including by changing Your Journey Departure Date or the name of a Guest), You will be liable to a cancellation charge of 100% of the Journey Price held as a Future Travel Credit, regardless of when you notify us. If the Future Travel Credit is not utilised within 24 months of the date of cancellation, the full amount will be forfeited. You may also be liable to pay cancellation fees to airlines and other third parties. 4.10 If using a Future Travel credit and You cancel Your Journey for any reason within 90 days of Your Tour Departure Date (including by changing Your Journey Departure Date or the name of a Guest), You will be liable to a cancellation charge of 100% of the Journey Price, regardless of when you notify us. You may also be liable to pay cancellation fees to airlines and other third parties. 4.11 We may vary Your Journey Price at any time before You have paid the Journey Price in full to the extent necessary to meet any increase in the Journey costs for reasons outside Our control, including airfares, fuel, government taxes and charges, exchange rate fluctuations or other Journey related costs or tariffs. We will not vary the Journey Price after We have received the total Journey 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. 4.12 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 Journey 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 Journey or cruise passenger bookings to operate the Journey and ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere. Where sufficient numbers cannot be achieved, We may cancel or delay a scheduled Journey or Journey Departure Date. 5.2 We will use reasonable endeavours to make any decision to cancel or delay a Journey or Cruise, and to notify You of that decision, at least 60 days prior to the scheduled Journey Departure Date. 5.3 If We cancel or delay the departure of a Journey by 7 days or more before departure for any reason other than as a result of the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event: (a) We will use reasonable endeavours to offer You the closest available Journey or Cruise departure. If the proposed alternative Journey or Cruise is: (i) cheaper than Your original Journey Price, We will refund the difference to You; or (ii) more expensive than Your original Journey Price, You must pay the difference to Us; (b) if You accept the proposed alternative Journey 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 Journey or Cruise within 7 days of being notified by Us of the alternative, We will cancel Your Booking and terminate the Contract, 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, as a result of the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event, We; (a) cancel or delay the departure of a Journey prior to the Journey start date We will: (i) cancel Your Booking and terminate the Contract; (ii) issue You with a Future Travel Credit to the value of all monies You have paid directly to Us for the cancelled Booking; and (iii) not refund any amounts You have paid directly to Us for the cancelled Booking; (b) cancel a Journey after commencement We will: (i) cancel Your Booking and terminate the Contract; and (ii) not refund any amounts You have paid directly to Us for the cancelled Booking; (c) issue a Future Travel Credit to You: (i) You may apply It towards any future booking for a Journey with a Journey Departure Date within 24 months after the date on which We cancel Your Booking subject to availability and any Future Travel Credit capacity limits applicable to your selected Journey or cruise; (ii) If your original booking was for an ocean or river cruise, the Future Travel Credit can only be applied to available ocean and river cruises within the Scenic Group (Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Emerald Cruises and Evergreen Cruises & Tours). (iii) If your original booking was for a land Journey,

the Future Travel Credit can be applied to available land Journeys or ocean and river cruises within the Scenic Group (Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Emerald Cruises and Evergreen Cruises & Tours). (iv) You may, with our prior written consent, which we will not unreasonably refuse, transfer it to another person to apply towards any future Booking for a Journey with a Journey Departure Date within 24 months after the date on which We cancel Your Booking; (v) its use for any future booking Is subject to availability; (vi) It cannot be applied against stand-alone products or upgrades from third parties or Service Providers (as defined in clause 2) in conjunction with the standard Journey itinerary (vii) It Is not redeemable in whole or in part for cash and will expire to the extent It Is not used; and (viii) You (or the person to whom It Is transferred) must pay any shortfall between the value of the Future Travel Credit and the Journey Price for the new Booking in accordance with clause 3 of these Conditions. 5.5 We will use reasonable endeavours to provide the Journey 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 Journey or Your Itinerary, before or after the commencement of the Journey. Where, due to circumstances outside the Operator’s control, We are unable to provide the Journey 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 Journey 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 Journey may include: (a) substitution of vessels for part or the whole of a Journey; (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 Journey Departure Date, by phone, email or post using the Guest Contact Details or via Your Travel Agent; or (b) if during Your Journey, 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.

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6. Your Journey 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 Journey 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 Journey. 6.3 If You are withdrawn from the Journey 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 Journey. 6.5 You must ensure that You obtain prior to the Journey Departure Date all required entry visas for all countries to be visited during the Journey, as failure to obtain correct documentation may affect Your participation in certain shore excursions and entry to certain countries during the Journey. 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 Journey (“Documentation”): (a) We will not refund to You all or any portion of the Journey 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 Journey. 6.7 If You are unhappy with something that does or does not happen on Your Journey, 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) Journey 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 Journey 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 Journey, 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 Journey risks or other aspects of the Journey 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 Journey; (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


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Terms & Conditions parties providing goods or services to You during the Journey, including air carriers, hotels, shore excursion operators, restaurateurs, transportation providers and medical personnel; or (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 Journey 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 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. 8.6 Subject to clause 8.1, You acknowledge and agree that where Your Journey, any part of Your Journey, 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. Force Majeure Event 9.1 If the performance of Our or a Service Provider’s obligations is prevented, delayed or materially affected by the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event, those obligations are suspended for the duration of the Force Majeure Event. 9.2 We may cancel or delay a Journey as a result of the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event which prevents, materially affects or delays, or which we reasonably determine is likely to prevent, materially affect or delay, Our or a Service Provider’s ability to provide the Journey: (a) in accordance with the Contract; or (b) to a standard which We consider will meet the reasonable expectations of the Journey participants. 9.3 We will use reasonable endeavours to give You notice as soon as reasonably practicable of the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event that prevents, materially affects or delays, or Is likely to prevent, materially affect or delay, the performance by Us or a Service Provider of our obligations under the Contract. 9.4 If we cancel or delay a Journey in the circumstances described in clause 9.2: (a) to the maximum extent permitted by law, Your sole and exclusive rights and remedies will be those set out in clause 5.4 of these Conditions; (b) You acknowledge and agree that We are not otherwise 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 the Force Majeure Event. 10. Privacy and Data Protection 10.1 In order for Us to process Your Booking and provide the Journey 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. 10.2 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. 10.3 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. 11. General Provisions 11.1 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. 11.2 The Contract is governed by the laws in force in New South Wales. 11.3 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. 11.4 Any term which is, by its nature, intended to survive termination of the Contract survives termination. 11.5 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. 11.6 The Journey Brochure is valid for Journey Departure Dates during the Validity Period unless otherwise indicated in Your Itinerary, and supersedes all previous brochures. 12. Important notices about Your Journey 12.1 Journey 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 Journey may be at risk; or (iii) You cannot or will not abide by any reasonable directions of the Tour Director or Cruise Director. 12.2 Cruises If Your Journey includes a Cruise, the following provisions apply: (a) Deckplan: The deck plan, cabin sizes, images, inclusions and layout in the Journey Brochure are indicative only and may vary. Pictured representations of cabins or rooms in Journey Brochures are not drawn to scale. (b) Cruise Cabins: Your Journey Price is based on the Cabin category indicated in the Journey Brochure. Upgrades are subject to availability and will be at an additional cost. (f) Smoking: Smoking is limited to designated

smoking areas during Your Journey. (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 Journey, 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 Journey. (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. (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. 12.3 Drones (a) General prohibition: Unless provided by Us or an Operator as part of an organised activity during Your Journey, the use of Drones is strictly prohibited at all times on Your Journey. (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 Journey, You must strictly comply with all instructions of the activity leader. 12.4 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. 13. Additional Important Information 13.1 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 Journey. (iii) Some discounted airfares have conditions which make them unsuitable to be used in conjunction with Our Journeys. 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 Journey 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


Africa 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 Journey Departure Dates set out in the Journey Brochure. Any requests outside of the Journey 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 Journey 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 Journey hotel accommodation and airfares will be provided airport transfers to/from their hotel in the Journey 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 Journey 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 Journey 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 Journeys) are not responsible for statements or features in Journey 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) Journey 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 23kg (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. 13.2 Sightseeing, Excursions and Special Activities on Journey (a) Sightseeing: Sightseeing in many historic towns and cities can only be undertaken by walking Journeys as motorcoach access is not possible. Consequently, a reasonable level of fitness is required as the sightseeing Journey may involve steps and extensive walking over uneven surfaces. (b) Mountain Excursions: Some Journeys 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 Journey 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.

(d) Scenic Enrich: It may not always be possible to offer every Scenic Enrich activity in the Journey Brochure on Your Journey. Wherever possible, suitable alternatives will be provided without liability to You. 13.3 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 Journey 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 Journey. (d) Solo Passengers and Single Accommodation (i) Prices quoted in Journey 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 (Single Supplement Rate), and You must pay the Single Supplement Rate for the Journey, 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 Journey, You will be refunded Your single supplement rate within 2 weeks of Journey completion. We accept no responsibility for the suitability of the allocated rooming partner. (iii) If at any time during the Journey, 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 Journey, 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 Journey. 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 Journey, You will be required to continue to share with Your nominated rooming partner for the remainder of the Journey. (e) Young Passengers: (i) Passengers under the age of 21 years (as at the Journey 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 Journeys and Cruises) and are accepted or rejected at Our sole discretion. 13.4 Maps, Pictures and Images (a) Maps: Maps or Journey depictions contained in Journey 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 Journey. (b) Images: All images in Journey Brochures represent typical scenes and descriptive detail for each Journey, however it is possible that the particular subject matter may not be seen or experienced on Your Journey. Also, some pictures may have been digitally enhanced. (c) Photography: Our Journeys 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 Journey Brochure or Itinerary will be available on each Journey. No refund will be available for any resulting missed scene or photographic “opportunity”. 13.5 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 Journey, We are not liable to You for the quality, size or fitness of hotel rooms. 13.6 Deposit Protection Plan Our Deposit Protection Plan is available at a cost of $125 per person per Journey excluding Russian cruises and Russian cruises and Journeys. The cost is non-refundable and must be paid at

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the time of Booking Your Journey. 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. 14. Contact Details 14.1 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. 14.2 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 after-hours emergency number when calling in Australia is freecall 1800 620 105. Other emergency contact details are included in Your travel documents. 14.3 If You need to contact Us during Your Journey, 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. 14.4 We will use the Guest Contact Details if We need to contact You before the Journey 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. 15. Destination Specific Terms 15.1 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. 15.2 Africa includes 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 Journey. 15.3 Luggage: When You are travelling in Kenya and Tanzania, 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 Journey. Suitcases are unable to be taken with You whilst Journey 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 Journey. 15.4 Ramadan: Ramadan, a religious period is a holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer for Muslims, the followers of Islam. Ramadan is the ninth month of the 12-month Islamic calendar. As a lunar calendar Ramadan does not start on the same date each year and over time passes through all the seasons. Note; Operational hours of shops, markets and some attractions are reduced during Ramadan 15.5 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 Journey. 15.6 Visa’s: Australian and New Zealand passport holders require a visa for Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania. Visa requirements are subject to change at any time, it is the traveller’s responsibility to check for up-to-date information.


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