Africa 2020/21

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Welcome to Our Home. Behind the Trafalgar brand is a passionate South African-born family, who are dedicated to sharing their love of this continent, with you, so that you’ll effortlessly discover it, in a way that few will ever see. We invite you to experience the real Africa. You’ll fall in love with Africa in the same way as those who call it home. The Good Life.

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Our African Roots. Your Effortless Holiday.

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MOROCCO

WITNESS THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF THE MEDINAS

Choose from 9 African countries we love. We'll connect you to the heart of them like only a local can. Here are just a few of our favourite experiences.

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M eet Trafalgar Africa

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What you can expect

Getting away with ease

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12 Handcrafted Trips TRIP NAME

Best of South Africa Victoria Falls Experience Essence of South Africa

TRIP STYLE

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All you need to know about your trip

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Wonders of Kenya

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African Safari Adventure

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Zanzibar Island Escape Best of Egypt, Egyptian Voyager & Wonders of Ancient Egypt

Cape Town Explorer

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Namibia Adventure

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Best of Morocco

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4 Ways to Travel COUNTRY EXPLORER

REGIONAL EXPLORER

MINI STAY

CITY EXPLORER

Get to know one country in-depth

Connect to the heart of a region

Extend your trip with short excursions

Dive into every corner of one city

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Geneva Bucharest

Florence

Rome

MACEDONIA

THE WORLD  LEADER IN TRAVEL

Istanbul

Athens

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EGYPT STEP BACK IN TIME AT THE GREAT PYRAMIDS

YEARS OF PASSION AND SERVICE

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INDUSTRY AWARDS WON

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KENYA SPOT THE ‘BIG 5’ ON A SERENGETI SAFARI

HAPPY GUESTS & 53% RETURN YEARLY

TANZANIA

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WALK AMONG SOSSUSVLEI’S TOWERING SAND DUNES

INDEPENDENT FEEFO RATING

GAZE IN AWE AT VICTORIA FALLS

ZIMBABWE NAMIBIA BOTSWANA

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SOUTH AFRICA

WALK IN MANDELA’S FOOTSTEPS ON ROBBEN ISLAND

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COUNTRIES VISITED

STAY AT THE OYSTER BOX, SOUTH AFRICA’S #1 HOTEL

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Africa, Where it All Began 100 Years Ago Our love of travel began in 1920 with a singular hotel in a small fishing village in the Cape. In that hotel, Solomon Tollman created a philosophy of always being 'Driven by Service'. This stands as true today as it was back then and is the guiding light for our parent company, The Travel Corporation (TTC) as well as Trafalgar. Travelling with us to Africa means as part of this promise we introduce you to the friends, families and locals we personally know, connect you to the remarkable wildlife and give you access to the can't-miss places you couldn’t get on your own.

A magic moment, being part of a Rhino release in the Okavango Delta – 2015 Photo By Gavin Tollman

In my homeland with my family and friends – 2015 Photo By Gavin Tollman 6

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TTC & THE TOLLMAN FAMILY

"I love the bush, seeing nature in the way it is intended to be; its perfect balance will move you in a way that changes your perspective forever." Gavin Tollman Trafalgar CEO

When the family and I came face to face with wild dogs – 2015 Photo By Gavin Tollman

'Driven by Service'. Trafalgar is the anchor brand of TTC. Started in 1947, we’re committed to continuing the legacy of this philosophy. All TTC brands live by this same virtue. TTC's Chairman, Stanley Tollman and his wife Bea founder of Red Carnation, inspire all of TTC to deliver exceptional service. When you travel with us in South Africa, you'll stay at Red Carnation Hotels The Oyster Box (featured on page 12), awarded as the best hotel

in South Africa. You'll discover first hand how the pursuit of excellence translated into this hotel being lovingly restored and why these awards are won, at this and all Red Carnation Hotels as well as every brand within TTC. Here are just 6 of the 42 TTC sister brands which are opening guests hearts and minds through travel.

TRAVEL FOR 18 - 35 YEAR OLDS

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Why You’ll Love Exploring Africa With Us From vast plains of the Serengeti to the Western Cape’s cosmopolitan coast, you’ll effortlessly connect to this great continent. Over 100 years of our heritage, knowledge, love and passion are crafted into every trip, so you'll enjoy a life changing encounter with Africa without worrying about a single thing.

Your Holiday Will Be Shaped Around You

We know every guest has their own reasons that draws them to Africa. The wonders of nature, the fascination of local life or even family heritage. That’s where our expert team come in. They will make your travel personal and greet you at the airport, stay on-hand for your entire trip and expertly navigate the African terrain. Thanks to their expert knowledge, you’ll leave having experienced those moments you’d dreamed of, and fascinated by those you didn’t even know existed.

Getting Around

Will Be a Breeze Traverse every type of terrain completely hassle free, whether you're exploring cities by coach, discovering the Serengeti in a safari vehicle or summiting to the top of Table Mountain by cable car, we’ve got all your transport needs covered.

You'll Meet

MEET THE MAASAI

the Locals

The spirit of Africa is in its people. We'll connect you to regional communities where you will break bread with locals in their homes through our exclusive Be My Guest feature experiences. From exploring Cape Town with a local or meeting a Kenyan tribe in their village, you’ll discover each place alongside those who know it best.

Your Stays Will

Always Be Just Right Comfort is so much more than a luxurious bed, and you’ll be at ease every night. Our family has been a part of Africa’s hospitality industry for over 100 years, and we know what you need to be wellrested for the sights and safaris that await. All your stays, such as the Ark Lodge which is tucked into the thick forests of Aberdare National Park and attracts a host of wildlife, have been hand selected so you get the very best out of all the places you go to.

The Experiences Will Amaze You

Africa is home to innumerable cultures and 11 off icial dialects, and we ensure that you’ll get up close to this rich diversity. With everything taken care of, you’ll have the freedom to meet the Maasai warriors who’ll show you the centuries-old jumping dance, come up close and personal to the Big 5 at the Kruger National Park, and even learn the etiquette of a famous African Braai (barbecue).

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WHY YOU'LL LOVE AFRICA WITH US

EXPERIENCE A SOUTH AFRICAN BRAAI

RIDE A CABLE CAR TO THE TOP OF TABLE MOUNTAIN

LET YOUR TRAVEL DIRECTORS TAKE CARE OF IT ALL

STAY AT THE RENOWNED ARK LODGE P.13

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The People You'll Meet The spirit and heartbeat of any place lies in its people. We’ll introduce you to local families, artisans, farmers and cultural specialists to hear their stories, savour their cooking and gain a deeper understanding of life in Africa. Here are just a few friendly faces you can expect to encounter.

Local Tribes

Ancient communities keeping traditions alive Step back in time during your visit to the Himba tribe. Known as the last semi-nomadic people of Namibia, they’ll welcome you into their village to share traditions and customs that have stayed much the same over the centuries. You’ll gain a greater understanding of why the women coat themselves from head to toe in ochre ‘otijze’ paste, how they judge their social status by livestock and what part their ancestral fire plays in daily life.

On Namibia Adventure – p.28

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Himba family

THE PEOPLE YOU'LL MEET

Be My Guest Hosts

Locals who invite you into their homes A familiar warmth of being among friends will wash over you during our Be My Guest experiences. In Kenya, you’ll discover first hand what it’s like to grow up in the central highlands on a coffee plantation when Elizabeth welcomes you to her home. Hear stories about her land that have been passed through generations as you sample homegrown Arabica coffee. You’ll learn how almost 70% of all Kenyan coffee is produced by smallholder farmers and discover how this small-scale production contributes to the economy and local community.

On Wonders of Kenya – p.30

Plantation owner and Be My Guest host, Elizabeth

LOOK OUT FOR BMG OR ON TRIP PAGES FOR MORE CONNECT WITH LOCALS EXPERIENCES.

"The love our Travel Director has for his country really shone through, and we all learned so much from him. It was definitely a trip of a lifetime! " Our guest: Thora Lynn Weir Best of South Africa

Travel Directors

Your go-to moment makers There is nothing we enjoy more than when we hear a guest tell us that their Travel Director was the best. The truth is all of our Travel Directors and Driver Guides are incredible. They seek to understand your personal needs and wants, whether that’s knowing the history of the streets of Soweto, or how to spot wildlife in the Namib Desert. They go beyond the guidebook to give you an intimate and personal look into the places you visit and to bring to life uncountable individual magic moments each and every day, for guests just like you.

On every trip.

Driver Guide Gideon Chege Matthew

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The Places You’ll Stay Spend time imagining yourself on holiday instead of comparing hotels, reviewing location maps and reading consumer reviews. Our 100 years of experience in the African hospitality industry means that we hand-select every stay to ensure you’ll always be in the right place from our boutique Stays With Stories hotels, that are part of the local fabric, to established, well known hotels such as the Marriott and Hilton.

Three of our Guests Favourites

See the Milky Way nearly every night from some of our feature stays.

The Oyster Box Photos courtesy of RCH hotels

The Oyster Box Hotel South Africa

Be spoilt by a stay at The Oyster Box and become part of the Tollman family history when you enjoy this magnificent hotel on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean. In 1951, Stanley Tollman made a promise to his future wife Bea that they would one day own the property. In 2006 he fulfilled that promise. Along with their daughter Toni they undertook extensive renovations to turn it into a national treasure. During your stay you’ll feel the love and passion woven into every detail, which gained it numerous awards and accolades including a rating as the number 1 hotel in South Africa for the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards from 2017 to 2019.

On Best of South Africa – p.20

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THE PLACES YOU'LL STAY

Becks Safari Lodge South Africa

Overlooking the lush Makhutswi River and surrounding flood plains, Becks Safari Lodge lets you experience life in the heart of the Karongwe Private Game Reserve. An expansive viewing deck offers impressive views of the bushveld, where you’ll have the chance to spot the famed “Big 5” and a vast variety of other local wildlife. With over 8,500 hectares of untouched wilderness on site, you’ll discover the infinite beauty of the bush while indulging in an exclusive luxury safari experience.

On Essence of South Africa – p.24

"All of the lodgings were comfortable, and the staff were so polite and accommodating at every place we stayed. Amazing trip." Our guest: Tova Selby on African Safari Adventure

The Ark Lodge Kenya

Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, the aptly-named Ark Lodge was built to resemble Noah’s Ark. This unique hotel provides numerous balconies and lounges LOOK FOR

On Wonders of Kenya – p.30 overlooking an abundant waterhole that attracts extensive wildlife. The ever-present animal activity lets you get up close to wildlife at any time of day, so going to sleep doesn’t mean

you have to miss out. Resident rangers stay on watch throughout the night to let you know when the elephant, buffalo, rhino or leopard you’ve always wanted to see stops by for a visit.

ON TRIP PAGES TO DISCOVER MORE STAYS WITH STORIES.

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The Things You’ll Experience Africa is a continent powerful in its unity but enriched by its diversity. Dive head first into the vibrant cultures of present and past to celebrate the cultural contrast that makes Africa so full of life. Here’s just a taste of the many immersive experiences you can look forward to enjoying.

See Wildlife as it was Intended. The balance of nature and interaction between species is something that changes you forever. Imagine a leopard peering through the grasses, an elephant calf stumbling behind its mother or a lioness laying in the mid day sun, all just daily encounters you will experience in the expert hands of your safari guide.

African Safari Adventure – p.32

Taste Award-Winning Wines at Bouchard Finlayson Winery. Share the Tollman’s passion for delicious South African wine during a visit to the family-owned Bouchard Finlayson winery. This awardwinning winemaker offers sweeping views of the stunning Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley and distant Atlantic Ocean. As you sample famed Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays in the estate’s cellars, you’ll discover that this winery is an exceptional African experience.

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THE THINGS YOU'LL EXPERIENCE

Learn About Life in a Xhosa Village. Immerse yourself in a culture whose heartbeat is a rhythmic melody of music and dance. Enter the world of the Xhosa through Ella and Zee, who will welcome you and share traditions that make up their cultural identity. As you learn a few Xhosa phrases, you’ll be communicating in South Africa’s second most popular language. Then, listen to Ella, Zee and friends perform traditional songs before enjoying traditional cuisine that has been handed down for over five centuries.

On Best of South Africa – p.20

Meet Maasai Warriors. Discover a way of life beyond any notion of your reality when you’re welcomed into a Maasai village in Kenya. You’ll be greeted by several of the 40 tribe members and invited into one of the family huts to learn about their daily lives. Witness the “adumu”, their traditional warrior jumping dance that has been passed down for over six centuries and is still kept alive today.

On Wonders of Kenya – p.30 & African Safari Adventure – p.32 LOOK FOR ON TRIP PAGES TO DISCOVER MORE DIVE INTO CULTURE EXPERIENCES.

"Every day of the tour was filled with new and exciting adventures. It was the best holiday I’ve ever experienced. " Our guest: Maurice Ward Best of South Africa 15

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The Iconic Sights You’ll See When travelling somewhere new everyone has specific places they want to discover. On every trip, we make it easy for you to see both the iconic as well as the unexpected, through the lens of the people who know them best. So all you’ll have to do is come along, enjoy and soak it in.

Table Mountain You’ll ascend to the flat top of Table Mountain by aerial cableway and soak in the views as you stand more than 1,000m above the Atlantic ocean. You’ll walk among one of the most unique floral biospheres in the world and come face to face with iconic Dassies, a small mammal native to the area that is often found sunning itself on the rocks and ledges of the mountain. Your 360 degree viewpoint will extend in every direction to create a visually rich contrast of nature, sea and city, a sight that you're sure to remember.

On Cape Town Explorer p.26 Best of South Africa p.20 & Essence of South Africa p.24

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ICONIC SIGHTS

The Top Five "Must-Do's" Before You Leave Africa STAND ON TABLE

MOUNTAIN, CAPE TOWN ON CAPE TOWN EXPLORER TRIP P.26

SPOT THE BIG 5 IN

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK ON BEST OF SOUTH AFRICA TRIP P.20

TAKE IN THE EXPANSE OF DEADVLEI AND SOUSSUSVLEI

ON NAMIBIA ADVENTURE TRIP P.28

WATCH THE ANIMAL MIGRATION IN THE SERENGETI.

ON AFRICAN SAFARI ADVENTURE TRIP P.32

BE IN AWE OF THE GREAT PYRAMIDS ON BEST OF EGYPT TRIP P.36

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The Difference You’ll Make In 2009 Trafalgar’s parent company, TTC, created TreadRight Foundation with a simple mission: to have a positive impact on the people and communities we visit, to protect wildlife and marine life and to care for the planet we call home. Simply put, to Make Travel Matter.

An Anatolian Shepered among sheep after the TreadRight Foundation introduced the idea to protect the sheep from Cape Leopards – part of the Cape Leopard Trust

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RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL

Thierry Oussuo – One of the beneficiaries of the Award for Visual Arts

Over a decade ago we created JoinTrafalgar supported by our parent company’s not-for-profit TreadRight Foundation.

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Today, we partner with local communities, artisans, farmers and families in Africa and around the world to ensure the livelihood of future generations.

When you choose to travel Trafalgar, know that you’re supporting a diverse range of notfor-profit organisations. Here are just a few of the 50 grass roots TreadRight projects around the world that are specific to our love of Africa. •

The Cape Leopard Trust protects the long-term survival of leopard populations through predator conservation.

The Leo Foundation saves lions and large carnivores in West and Central Africa.

The Wilderness Wildlife Trust advocates for existing wildlife populations, seeks solutions to save endangered species and provides education and training for local communities.

The Tollman Award for Visual Arts supports African artists hampered by limited resources.

The Endangered Wildlife Trust defends the native rhino population by funding the purchase of aircrafts for antipoaching operations.

Here is just one of the first hand Make a Difference experiences you’ll connect to on your travels:

▼ THE AMY FOUNDATION Support the development and empowerment of underprivileged 5 to 35-year-olds Did you know only 43% of African students who enter Grade 1 complete Grade 12? As one of the largest supporters of the Amy Foundation, we’re helping young adults in South Africa prepare for the world of work, employment and entrepreneurship. You'll become part of that contribution as you learn how the foundation’s creatively driven programme makes learning enjoyable and encourages academic success.

LOOK FOR ON TRIP PAGES TO SEE MORE WAYS YOU'LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

READ MORE ABOUT OUR SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE AT TREADRIGHT.ORG & TRAFALGAR.COM/JOINTRAFALGAR

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BEST OF SOUTH AFRICA 15 DAYS

2 COUNTRIES

26 MEALS

FROM A$6595 PP*

CONNECT WITH THE CULTURE OF TWO COUNTRIES AS YOU TRAVEL FROM THE NORTH TO SOUTH TO ENCOUNTER SOUTH AFRICA'S LEGACY OF MANDELA AND THE COSMOPOLITAN SPIRIT OF CAPE TOWN.

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Tsitsikamma National Park

OVERNIGHT

• VISIT Bourke's Luck Potholes, Kruger National Park, eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), Port Elizabeth, Tsitsikamma National Park, Knysna and Table Mountain by Cable Car • VIEW Blyde River Canyon, God's Window, the Drakensberg mountains and Storms River Mouth • SEE South Africa's wildlife and birds on safari

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SANI PASS OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE Available on Day 8

The Garden Route CAPE TOWN

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SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG

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SIGHTSEEING OPTIONAL

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YOUR HOLIDAY

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ARRIVE JOHANNESBURG Your seamless South African journey begins with an airport transfer to your hotel. Settle in to the pace of Africa's most energetic city before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: The Maslow JOHANNESBURG – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA (2 NIGHTS) Admire the iconic sights along Mpumalanga's Panorama Route – the Blyde River Canyon, God's Window and Bourke's Luck Potholes. (B, D) Hotel: Sabi River Sun Resort KRUGER NATIONAL PARK SAFARI GAME DRIVE Explore South Africa's oldest and most iconic national park in the company of a 'Local Specialist'. Uncover the secrets of the bushveld and keep a look out for the magnificent 'Big 5', the Little 5 and everything in between. (B, D) KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA – MBABANE (ESWATINI) (FORMERLY SWAZILAND) Travel to landlocked eSwatini, and 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to a Swazi Chief's village gaining insights into the community's way of life. (B, L, D, ) Hotel: Royal Swazi Spa

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MBABANE (ESWATINI) – HLUHLUWE We venture to 'the garden province' of KwaZulu Natal. Traversing rolling sugarcane fields and lush valleys, we arrive at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park for an optional 4x4 game drive. This evening enjoy a delicious South African braai (barbecue). (B, D) Hotel: Anew HLUHLUWE – DURBAN (UMHLANGA ROCKS) Board an optional morning cruise on Lake St. Lucia and get up close to hippos, crocodiles and birdlife. We continue south to Durban where our overnight accommodation is at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' – the iconic seaside Oyster Box Hotel that captures the nostalgia of a bygone era. Indulge in the hotel's famous curry buffet featuring 11 different kinds of curry. (B, D, ) Hotel: The Oyster Box

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PORT ELIZABETH – TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK – KNYSNA (2 NIGHTS) Walk beneath the tranquil canopy of Tsitsikamma's giant and ancient Yellowwoods, arriving at Storms River Mouth to peer into the depths of the gorge. 'Connect With Locals' during a 'Be My Guest' experience in Knysna where you'll gain insights into Xhosa culture and traditions and be taught a few Xhosa phrases during a meal of local dishes. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Knysna Hollow Country Estate KNYSNA FREE DAY You'll have a free day to explore the jewel of the Garden Route. Consider an Optional Experience to Featherbed Nature Reserve including a drive through the reserve to the top of the lagoon's Western Head. (B) KNYSNA – CAPE TOWN (2 NIGHTS) Leave the Garden Route behind bound for the Mother City. You'll wind your way through vibrant coastal towns and the Cape Winelands before arriving in Cape Town later this afternoon. Head straight to the most iconic site in the city and visit Table Mountain by cable car (weather permitting). (B) Hotel: Southern Sun The Cullinan CAPE TOWN FREE DAY Spend the day exploring Cape Town's streets, squares and famous V & A Waterfront area. Or consider joining one of our Optional Experiences to tour around the scenic Cape Peninsula, sample the Cape’s finest wines in the Cape Winelands, or visit infamous Robben Island. Spend your final evening at a Farewell Dinner with your travelling companions indulging in delicious African speciality dishes.(B, FD)

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Alternative Hotel: Departures over the festive season may be accommodated in an alternative hotel on Day 6 and Day 9.

DEPART CAPE TOWN Say a fond farewell to South Africa and transfer to Cape Town International Airport. Consider extending your African travels and joining our Victoria Falls Experience trip. (B)

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO A$793 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings

SAVE A$720

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

2. Multi Trip Savings

* All prices are per person, twin share.

3. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

DURBAN (UMHLANGA ROCKS) – SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS (2 NIGHTS) Venture through the scenic Valley of 1000 Hills bound for the spectacular escarpment that winds north from the Eastern Cape to Mpumalanga. You'll continue to the foothills of the iconic Sani Pass where you'll have the rest of the afternoon at leisure and stay overnight. (B, D) Hotel: Premier Resort Sani Pass

Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers are available on the first and last day of the trip. See Page 40 for further details.

DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS FREE DAY OR SANI PASS EXCURSION TO LESOTHO Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site on your terms. Consider joining an optional 4x4 Sani Pass drive, ascending to a heavenly height of 2,876 metres for lunch at Africa's highest pub in Lesotho, or relax down here on earth amidst the Drakensberg's lofty peaks. (B, D)

Trip code: AFSA

SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS – EASTERN CAPE BEACHES Venture through the Eastern Cape and the green hills of the Transkei. Discover the legacy of Nelson Mandela, at his birthplace in Xunu, then enjoy the unspoiled Wild Coast beaches of Chintsa, where the only footprints in the sand will be yours. (B, D) Hotel: Crawfords Beach Lodge

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS

Please Note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip.

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

Table Mountain: The Aerial Cableway closes annually for maintenance, usually during the months of July and/or August. Departures affected by the closure will have an alternative inclusion.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS in Knysna, join host Ella and friends for a traditional meal and insights into the local Xhosa culture, including traditional dress, language and songs. (Day 11)

WHY NOT EXPLORE FURTHER?

STAYS WITH STORIES Durban's five-star Oyster Box Hotel overlooks Umhlanga's iconic lighthouse and is owned and run by Trafalgar's Tollman family. (Day 6)

VICTORIA FALLS 3-NIGHT MINI STAY Make the most of your holiday by booking our Victoria Falls Experience trip (Page 22), which follows on seamlessly from the end of your Best of South Africa trip. Guests are responsible for purchasing all flights to/from Victoria Falls International Airport (Zimbabwe) required to join this trip.

DIVE INTO CULTURE Connect with Swazi culture during a visit to a local Chief's village. (Day 4)

EASTERN CAPE BEACHES – PORT ELIZABETH Wake to the sound of the ocean before beginning your journey to Port Elizabeth, which you'll explore on your own terms this evening. (B) Hotel: Boardwalk Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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VICTORIA FALLS EXPERIENCE 4 DAYS

2 COUNTRIES

7 MEALS

FROM A$2550 PP*

THE POWER AND BEAUTY OF AFRICA'S WILDERNESS IS REVEALED ON THIS ADVENTURE COMBINING THE THRILL OF VICTORIA FALLS WITH A VISIT TO CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANA'S HOME OF THE ELEPHANTS.

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ICONIC HIGHLIGHTS • VISIT Chobe National Park • VIEW Victoria Falls

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SIGHTSEEING

Victoria Falls

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YOUR HOLIDAY

TRAVEL STYLE

MINI STAY

DAY

2

ARRIVE VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT - VICTORIA FALLS (3 NIGHTS) Welcome to Zimbabwe! Meet your Trafalgar representative on arrival at Victoria Falls Airport and transfer to your accommodation. Buckle up for an exhilarating encounter with Victoria Falls, an untamed natural wonder that has captured the imagination of explorers and adventurers since David Livingstone declared it the most wonderful sight he had seen in Africa. Board a cruise and navigate one of Africa's mightiest rivers, cruising past islands of basking crocodile and hippo pods lazing in the waning African sun, before returning to your lodge for dinner. (D) Hotel: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge VICTORIA FALLS SIGHTSEEING Join a 'Local Specialist' on a guided tour of the world's largest waterfall. Admire the powerful curtain of water from various vantage points in Zimbabwe – feel the fine spray and hear the thunderous roar as water crashes over a hundred metres into a swirling mass in the gorge below. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure with the sound of the 'Smoke that Thunders' never far from your ears. Tonight you may choose to join an Optional Experience Boma dinner and interactive drum show. (B, L)

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER Price PP

TRAFALGAR TIP When visiting the falls, you’ll come across the Devil’s Cataract, so named for its role as a place where locals would cast their evil spirits and be cleansed. When missionaries arrived in the area, they saw these sacrificial ceremonies as ‘devilish’ and so the cataract inherited its rather infamous name. Moses Nyamasoka, Trafalgar Representative

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Important Visa Information: Visas are required for this trip. Speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Flights: Guests are responsible for the booking and purchase of all flights required to and from Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe. Gaze across to the falls and see Devils Pool opposite you, a swimming hole where the water plunges dramatically over the edge. Watch daredevils splash about in the ultimate infinity pool and swim right up to the edge of the falls.

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CHOBE NATIONAL PARK EXCURSION Cross the Botswana border for a day-trip into Chobe National Park, where large herds of African elephant roam. Board your Chobe River cruise, watching herds of elephant and buffalo come to the edge of the river to drink. See the flash of a kingfisher hovering over the water to catch its next meal, then enjoy an included lunch at Chobe Safari Lodge on the banks of the mighty Chobe River. Later return to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge for your last night in Zimbabwe. (B, L, D) DEPART VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT We bid farewell to the 'Smoke that Thunders' and return to Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls Airport for your onward journey. (B)

Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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Stays With Stories L Lunch D Dinner

Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers are available on the first and last day of the trip from/ to Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls airport only (and not Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone, Zambia). See Page 40 for further details. Please Note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip. Trip code: AFVF

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2850 2850 2895 2895 2895 2895

Nearly all itineraries in this brochure can be booked in conjunction with our Victoria Falls trip; make the most of your holiday by choosing to explore South Africa, or Kenya and Tanzania before travelling on to Victoria Falls.

A$0 PP

03 Jul 21 to 06 Jan 22:

A$410 PP

OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings

SAVE A$270

2. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

Our Best of South Africa trip (Page 20) links with the Tuesday departure dates, our Essence of South Africa (Page 24) and Cape Town Explorer (Page 26) trips link with the Saturday departure dates. Our Wonders of Kenya (Page 30) and African Safari Adventure (Page 32) trips finish on a Monday or a Friday and require an overnight stay prior to joining the Tuesday or Saturday Victoria Falls departures. Guests are responsible for purchasing all flights and overnight stays required to transition onto the Victoria Falls trip.

Make A Difference BMG Be My Guest

2895 2850 2850

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO A$290 PP

WHY NOT EXPLORE FURTHER? EXPLORE SOUTH AFRICA OR KENYA AND TANZANIA

Twin Share

SA 11 DEC TU 14 DEC SA 25 DEC SU 26 DEC TU 28 DEC FR 31 DEC

Single Supplement (add to price above): Exceptions

Dive Into Culture RD Regional Dinner FD Farewell Dinner

Twin Share

Price PP Start Victoria Falls

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing at Victoria Falls (Day 2) and in Chobe National Park (Day 3).

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ESSENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA 10 DAYS

1 COUNTRY

19 MEALS

FROM A$5725 PP*

BUSH, BEACH AND TWO VIBRANT CITIES – CAPTURE THE ESSENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA ON THIS CULMINATION OF A CAPE TOWN TO KRUGER EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING JOHANNESBURG, THE 'CITY OF GOLD'.

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MAXIMUM 20 GUESTS PER DEPARTURE In accordance with the capacity of the exclusive luxury safari lodge we have chosen for this trip

GUEST REVIEW RATED:

4.1/5

ICONIC HIGHLIGHTS • CITY TOUR in Cape Town

SOUTH AFRICA

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Cape Peninsula

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• VISIT Table Mountain, Bo-Kaap, Cape of Good Hope, Franschhoek, Hermanus, the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, Hector Pieterson Museum in Soweto, the Apartheid Museum • VIEW the Castle of Good Hope, Boulder's Beach penguin colony, Mandela House in Soweto

Franschhoek

Hermanus

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OVERNIGHT

SIGHTSEEING

Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town

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YOUR HOLIDAY

TRAVEL STYLE

COUNTRY EXPLORER

DAY

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ARRIVE CAPE TOWN (4 NIGHTS) South Africa's ‘Mother City' and her iconic Table Mountain extend a warm welcome as you embark on a journey that will reveal the highlights of South Africa. Spend the day delving into Cape Town's cosmopolitan surrounds before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Southern Sun Waterfront TABLE MOUNTAIN AND CAPE TOWN CITY TOUR This morning, we encounter Table Mountain first-hand, ascending via aerial cableway to its vast flat top – a rocky wonderland of rich Cape fynbos and curious dassies (hyraxes). Peer over the bustling City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard keeping a keen eye out for the landmarks your Travel Director will show you during this morning's city tour, including Company Gardens, Bo-Kaap and the Castle of Good Hope. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cape Town at leisure. Consider joining our Optional Experience to explore infamous Robben Island, with your guide revealing its turbulent past and the cell where Nelson Mandela spent the majority of his prison term. (B) CAPE PENINSULA TOUR Circumnavigate the Cape Peninsula, from trendy Camps Bay to Cape Point and back. The crashing waves of the Atlantic to your right, the rocky 12 Apostles to your left, wind your way along one of the world's most magnificent coastal roads towards the outcrop that is Africa's most extreme south-western tip. Say a quiet hello to the shy penguins of Boulders Beach, see the Cape of Good Hope and travel through charming coastal towns along the way. (B) CAPE WINELANDS AND HERMANUS EXCURSION Venture to the town of Franschhoek and see during your orientation why it is proclaimed as one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world. Take the scenic Franschhoek Pass to the coastal town of Hermanus for your ‘Be My Guest' experience. ‘Connect With Locals' when you meet local business owner Stefan, who will treat you to a delicious traditional braai (barbecue) featuring delicacies such as boerewors, pap and melktert. Over a glass of his homemade wine he'll share stories of his life in South Africa's whale watching capital. Return to Cape Town via a scenic driving route, arriving in the late afternoon. Enjoy your evening at leisure. (B, BMG, ) CAPE TOWN – GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA (3 NIGHTS) This morning you'll bid farewell to the 'Mother City' and fly to Hoedspruit where a private game reserve near South Africa's great Kruger National Park beckons. Kick back, relax and settle in to one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories', Becks Safari Lodge, your home in the bush for the next three nights. (B, L, D, ) Hotel: Becks Safari Lodge KARONGWE PRIVATE RESERVE SAFARI GAME DRIVES The action begins as we embark on an early morning game drive through Karongwe Private Reserve with a 'Local Specialist' game ranger and Shangaan tracker-guide. The rising sun awakens the birds and insects that share your journey into the bush, as you scour the dense brush for signs of the Big 5. After lunch, and time for a siesta and a swim, return to the bush for an afternoon safari drive. (B, L, D)

Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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KARONGWE PRIVATE RESERVE SAFARI GAME DRIVES Today enjoy another full day of game drives through Karongwe Private Reserve. Continue to scour the dense brush with your 'Local Specialist' for incredible encounters with Africa's iconic wildlife. End the day with a traditional sundowner drink overlooking the Game Reserve, keeping your eyes peeled for signs of wildlife that emerge from their cover of darkness. (B, L, D) GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA – JOHANNESBURG (2 NIGHTS) Our time in the South African bushveld comes to a close with a 'Dive Into Culture' visit to a local Shangaan village. Learn about the traditions and customs of the Shangaan people and how the Eco Academy there provides eco and wildlife education. Fly to Johannesburg and check into your hotel in the heart of Sandton that's well located for exploring the nearby restaurants and shopping during your free evening. (B, L, ) Hotel: Michelangelo JOHANNESBURG SIGHTSEEING Unlock the secrets of the 'city of gold' on a full-day tour to view several iconic sites including the Regina Mundi Church and Mandela's house in Soweto. 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to the Hector Pieterson Museum and the Apartheid Museum, which chronicles South Africa's tumultuous Apartheid years. (B, FD, ) DEPART JOHANNESBURG Our epic encounter with South Africa's iconic sites comes to an end today. Transfer to Johannesburg International Airport for your onward flight. Or consider extending your holiday by booking our Victoria Falls Experience trip. (B)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Air: Airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-trip flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the trip itinerary: Day 5 from Cape Town to Hoedspruit – 4Z657; Day 8 Hoedspruit to Johannesburg – 4Z874. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER Price PP Start Cape Town

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6450 6450

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SU 04 JUL SU 11 JUL SU 18 JUL SU 25 JUL

TU 13 JUL TU 20 JUL TU 27 JUL TU 03 AUG

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Single Supplement (add to price above): Exceptions

A$2390 PP

27 Dec 20: 11 Apr 21 to 22 Aug 21:

A$2370 PP A$2060 PP

q Festive Departures: These departures have special meals arranged on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO A$673 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Multi Trip Savings

SAVE UP TO A$168

2. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS in Hermanus, joining a local business owner for a traditional braai (barbecue) and some of his homemade wine against a clifftop backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. (Day 4)

STAYS WITH STORIES Your stay at Becks Safari Lodge in Karongwe Private Game Reserve contributes to the area's environmental sustainability and community development. (Day 5)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Hear first hand about the traditions and cultures of the Shangaan people and how their village promotes eco and wildlife education. (Day 8)

Please Note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip. Children: We are unable to accept children under the age of 12 on this itinerary. Table Mountain: The Aerial Cableway closes annually for maintenance, usually during the months of July and/or August. Departures affected by the closure will have an alternative inclusion. Trip code: AFES

WHY NOT EXPLORE FURTHER? VICTORIA FALLS 3-NIGHT MINI STAY

Learn about South Africa's turbulent past on an interactive Johannesburg and Soweto Freedom tour. (Day 9)

Make most the of your trip by choosing our Victoria Falls Experience (Page 22) which follows on seamlessly from the Essence Of South Africa. Guests are responsible for purchasing all flights to/from Victoria Falls International Airport (Zimbabwe) required to join this trip.

Make A Difference BMG Be My Guest

5750

SU 01 AUG SU 08 AUG SU 15 AUG SU 22 AUG SU 29 AUG

Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers are available on the first and last day of the trip. See Page 40 for further details.

Dive Into Culture RD Regional Dinner FD Farewell Dinner

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CAPE TOWN EXPLORER 8 DAYS

1 COUNTRY

12 MEALS

FROM A$3595 PP*

NOWHERE DOES SOUL-STIRRING BETTER THAN CAPE TOWN, FROM THE SLOPES OF TABLE MOUNTAIN TO THE GOLDEN VINEYARDS OF THE CAPE WINELANDS, THE ROCKY ATLANTIC SEABOARD TO THE EDGY CITY BOWL.

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• VISIT Table Mountain, Bo-Kaap, Cape of Good Hope, Hermanus, Robben Island, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands

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OVERNIGHT

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Franschhoek

Cape Peninsula

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ICONIC HIGHLIGHTS

Stellenbosch

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Betty's Bay

GUEST REVIEW RATED:

• VIEW the Castle of Good Hope, the Cape Point lighthouse and Betty's Bay penguin colony

SIGHTSEEING

Penguins, Betty’s Bay

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YOUR HOLIDAY

TRAVEL STYLE

CITY EXPLORER

DAY

2

3

4

ARRIVE CAPE TOWN (7 NIGHTS) South Africa's ‘Mother City' extends a warm sanibonani welcome. After transferring to your hotel, spend time exploring Cape Town's cosmopolitan surrounds on your own before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: The Onyx TABLE MOUNTAIN AND CAPE TOWN CITY TOUR This morning, ascend Table Mountain via aerial cableway to its vast flat top – a rocky wonderland of rich Cape fynbos and curious dassies (hyraxes). Peer over the sprawling City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard keeping a keen eye out for the landmarks your Travel Director will show you during this morning's city tour, including Company Gardens, Bo-Kaap and the Castle of Good Hope. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cape Town at leisure. (B) CAPE PENINSULA TOUR Circumnavigate the Cape Peninsula, from trendy Camps Bay to Cape Point and back. You'll discover why the winding road which hugs the rocky 12 Apostles is regarded as one of the world's most magnificent coastal roads. Visit rugged Cape Point which rises out of the swirling Atlantic Ocean. Your journey will take you to the south-western edge of the African continent, through playgrounds of the rich and famous and charming coastal towns along the way. (B, D) HERMANUS EXCURSION AND BOUCHARD FINLAYSON VINEYARD VISIT This morning you'll journey to the coastal town of Hermanus, one of the best places in the world to seasonally view southern right whales. 'Connect With Locals' when you meet local business owner Stefan, who will treat you to a delicious 'Be My Guest' traditional braai (barbecue) featuring delicacies such as boerewors, pap and melktert. Over a glass of his homemade wine he'll share stories of his life in South Africa's whalewatching capital. Our next stop is in the scenic Hemelen-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley where we'll visit Bouchard Finlayson winery and savour some of the estate's best wines. Later today, we return to Cape Town via the spectacular Clarens Drive, a breathtaking coastal route along which we'll stop at Betty's Bay to greet the curious colony of African penguins. (B, BMG, )

day at one of Cape Town's most famous beaches, soaking up the sophisticated atmosphere and café culture. Or choose to spend the day independently in the city, perhaps beginning your exploration at the V & A Waterfront with a visit to the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa or sampling delicious local flavours at the Food Market. After a leisurely day you may wish to tackle the summit of Lion's Head during an Optional Experience that will see you lace up your boots for a moderate to challenging hike, with spectacular sunset views over the City Bowl and Camps Bay as your well-deserved reward. (B) 6

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AMY FOUNDATION VISIT AND ROBBEN ISLAND Visit one of Trafalgar's 'Make A Difference' projects - the Amy Foundation. Learn how the Foundation has supported vulnerable communities over the past 20 years by providing a range of youth development programmes for over 2,000 children, and see some of these first hand. Later, South Africa's turbulent past is revealed during an afternoon visit to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27-year prison term. Your tour with a 'Local Specialist ' will reveal the island's multi-century history, from its origins as a leper colony to its transformation into a military base and finally a prison, ironically with one of the world's most iconic views of Table Mountain. (B, ) CAPE WINELANDS EXCURSION AND FREE TIME The beautiful Cape Winelands beckon today, with a visit to the French-inspired town of Franschhoek. An orientation tour will reveal why the area has justifiably earned its title as one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world. Travel to nearby Stellenbosch where you'll enjoy a wine tasting and picnic style lunch at a picturesque wine estate. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore Cape Town on your own until a memorable Farewell Dinner, where a lively evening with African drumming and Cape Malay cuisine awaits. (B, L, FD)

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Start End Twin Cape Town Cape Town Share

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10 Apr to 25 Sep 21: 24 Dec 21:

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OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings

SAVE A$380 SAVE UP TO A$112

3. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS

DEPART CAPE TOWN Our time in South Africa has come to an end. Transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your onward flight. Or consider extending your holiday by booking our Victoria Falls Experience trip. (B)

Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

Please Note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip.

Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

SA 04 SEP SA 11 SEP SA 18 SEP SA 25 SEP

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO A$450 PP

Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers are available on the first and last day of the trip. See Page 40 for further details.

CAPE TOWN FREE DAY Indulge in a full free day at leisure in Cape Town. Your Travel Director will arrange return transfers to Camps Bay for you to spend the

3775

SA 07 AUG SA 14 AUG 3775 SA 28 AUG SA 04 SEP 3775

q Festive Departures: This departure has a special meal arranged on Christmas Day.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS in Hermanus, joining a local business owner for a traditional braai (barbecue) and some of his homemade wine against a clifftop backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. (Day 4)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Visit the Amy Foundation to learn about the valuable work it does to support more than 2,000 children daily. (Day 6)

* All prices are per person, twin share.

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3775

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Single Supplement (add to price above):

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

The signature Hannibal Red from award winning boutique winery, Bouchard Finlayson, vies for your attention amidst the quiet beauty of South Africa's Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley. It is fitting indeed that Trafalgar guests would visit this special place, also owned by Trafalgar's Tollman Family, who are extremely proud of their South African roots.

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Table Mountain: The Aerial Cableway closes annually for maintenance over a number of weeks, usually during the months of July and/or August. Departures affected by the closure will have an alternative inclusion on this itinerary day. Trip code: AFCT

WHY NOT EXPLORE FURTHER? VICTORIA FALLS 3-NIGHT MINI STAY Make most the of your trip by choosing our Victoria Falls Experience (Page 22), which follows on seamlessly from the Cape Town Explorer. Guests are responsible for purchasing all flights required to join this trip.

Dive Into Culture RD Regional Dinner FD Farewell Dinner

Make A Difference BMG Be My Guest

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NAMIBIA ADVENTURE 13 DAYS

1 COUNTRY

23 MEALS

FROM A$7850 PP*

PEER INTO THE DEPTHS OF AFRICA'S LARGEST CANYON, ADMIRE THE STARK BEAUTY OF SOSSUSVLEI'S ANCIENT BACKDROPS AND SEE THE SHIMMERING EXPANSE OF THE ETOSHA PAN ON THIS EXPEDITION THROUGH NAMIBIA'S SURREAL LANDSCAPES.

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• VISIT Kalahari Desert, Keetmanshoop, Quivertree Forest, Fish River Canyon, Duwisib Castle, Sossusvlei, Dune 45 & Deadvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park, Twyfelfontein ancient Rock Art, the Petrified Forest, Etosha National Park

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Namib Desert

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ARRIVE WINDHOEK Your epic encounter with Namibia kicks off in its capital, Windhoek. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy time at leisure before meeting your Driver Guide and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Windhoek Country Club Resort WINDHOEK – UHLENHORST – KALAHARI DESERT Embrace the freedom of the open road as we venture into the Kalahari Desert – Namibia's boundless, sandy beauty. We'll 'Connect With Locals' en route, joining third generation Seifart family on their agriculture and livestock farm. Head out on a farm tour, meeting some of the resident cattle, goats and sheep and learn about Namibian farm life along the way, before tucking in to a delicious buffet lunch of homemade specialities during this 'Be My Guest' experience. (B, BMG, D, ) Hotel: Kalahari Anib Lodge KALAHARI DESERT – KEETMANSHOOP – FISH RIVER CANYON See the iconic forest of Quiver Trees – the towering aloes from which the San people fashion their quivers to this day. After a short stop in Keetmanshoop with free time for lunch, travel to Naute Dam before arriving at your motor-themed lodge to savour a spectacular Namibian sunset. (B, D) Hotel: Canyon Roadhouse FISH RIVER CANYON – AUS Peer over the ancient chasm carved by the Fish River to form Africa's largest canyon. Carved over millennia, the Fish River Canyon's gigantic ravine provides sanctuary to klipspringer, zebra and even wild horses. We continue our journey to the spectacular Aus Mountains where you'll spend the afternoon getting close to nature. (B, D) Hotel: Desert Horse Inn

Your early morning adventure in Sossusvlei complete, travel on to explore the ravine walls of the Sesriem Canyon, carved out by the Tsauchab River. (B, D) 7

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AUS – SOLITAIRE REGION (2 NIGHTS) Immerse yourself in the Southern Namib region admiring desert vistas and expansive skies as we conquer the open road. We pay a visit to Baron von Wolf's Duwisib Castle to learn about its history as a gift of love for his American wife. Settle in to the comfort of your lodge and spend the afternoon relaxing, before embarking on a nature drive into the desert. (B, D) Hotel: Namib Desert Lodge

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Blink and you may miss it – the quirky town of Solitaire is perhaps best known for its collection of abandoned cars. The only fuel stop along a long remote road, this tiny settlement has evolved from a lone gas station to an oasis where travellers can rest and have a sweet treat at the famous bakery.

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SOLITAIRE REGION – SWAKOPMUND (2 NIGHTS) After breakfast, we drive to the German-inspired seaside town of Swakopmund with its colonial buildings and encroaching desert. (B) Hotel: The Delight

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7975

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SWAKOPMUND – DAMARALAND Follow Namibia's salt route en route to Damaraland, a place where mysterious flat-topped lava mountains and petrified trees cast shadows across the terracotta-coloured terrain. (B, D) Hotel: Damara Mopane Lodge

SA 12 JUN TH 24 JUN 7975

DAMARALAND – TWYFELFONTEIN - ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK AREA (2 NIGHTS) We make an important stop at Twyfelfontein to admire its ancient rock engravings, then explore the rocky-red Organ Pipes carved into the face of the mountain. As we journey north, we visit the Petrified Forest and its unique fossilised tree trunks. Meet members of the OvaHimba tribe with whom we'll 'Dive Into Culture' to gain insights into their huntergatherer traditions that have spanned thousands of years. Your visit will 'Make A Difference' by contributing to funds used for food and other necessities. (B, D, , ) Hotel: Etosha Safari Lodge

7975

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SA 17 APR TH 29 APR 7975

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A$750 PP

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PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO A$873 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings

SAVE A$800 SAVE UP TO A$218

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ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK FULL DAY SAFARI Explore one of the world's great wildlife sanctuaries on a full-day safari. Climb aboard your safari vehicle and join your expert guide as you travel between watering holes, renowned as the best spots to view the parks' plentiful wildlife. Track herds of elephants as the matriarch slowly and purposefully leads them to the nearest waterhole, and look out for the big cats seeking refuge in the shade from the heat of the day. After a full day of wildlife spotting you'll return to your accommodation in time to watch a beautiful sunset and perhaps toast to a successful day on safari. (B, D)

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK AREA – WINDHOEK We bid farewell to Etosha and travel south back to Windhoek. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner at one of the city's most famous and lively beer houses to celebrate the end of a magical journey through Namibia. (B, FD) Hotel: Windhoek Country Club Resort DEPART WINDHOEK With our journey at its close, we say goodbye to our new-found friends and transfer to Windhoek airport. (B)

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Meet members of the third generation Seifart family on their livestock and agricultural farm, who'll share stories of Namibian farm life over a lunch of home made specialities. (Day 2)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Meet members of the OvaHimba tribe, considered the last seminomadic people of Namibia. (Day 10)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE With your visit to the Otjikandero Himba Orphan Village Project in Namibia's Kaokaland, which uses the funding received from tours for food and other necessities. (Day 10)

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SOSSUSVLEI AND DEADVLEI EXCURSION In a country renowned for its epic landscapes, competition for the top spot is tough. But it is Sossusvlei and Deadvlei that rightly deserve this crown and it is where we begin our adventure today. Gaze up at the towering Dune 45, then meander into the eerie but beautiful photographers' paradise of Deadvlei, to snap iconic photos of dead camel thorn trees on a bed of white clay pans, perfectly framed by towering sand dunes and clear blue skies.

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EMBARK ON A JOURNEY TO THE ENCHANTING HOME OF THE AFRICAN SAFARI, FIERY SAVANNAH SUNSETS AND THE COLOURFULLY CLAD MAASAI – AN EPIC ADVENTURE THROUGH KENYA'S ICONIC WILDERNESS.

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ARRIVE NAIROBI Karibu! Your Kenyan safari adventure begins in the capital, Nairobi, where you will be met at the airport by a Trafalgar Representative and transferred to your hotel. Spend the evening with your fellow explorers and your Driver Guide enjoying a delicious Welcome Reception at the world-famous Carnivore restaurant. (WR) Hotel: Tamarind Tree NAIROBI - ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK Leave the hustle and bustle of Nairobi behind and embark on a 4 x 4 journey north to Aberdare National Park. En route you'll 'Connect With Locals ' during a 'Be My Guest' experience in the highlands of central Kenya. Join Elizabeth, a local farmer, for a delicious treat of freshly baked scones and coffee, made from the beans of her on site coffee plantation. You'll have an opportunity to visit the plantation and Elizabeth's extensive farm gardens before settling in for a hearty local lunch. Tonight you'll stay in The Ark Lodge, one of Trafalgar's ‘Stays With Stories', offering spectacular opportunities to view the resident birdlife and wildlife. (B, L, D, , ) Hotel: The Ark Lodge

stop at the point where the equator slices through the conservancy. Next up is a visit to Sweetwaters Sanctuary to meet the cheeky resident orphaned or rescued chimpanzees. Then continue to your accommodation tonight, keeping a keen eye out this evening for thirsty wildlife that come to the floodlit on site waterhole to drink after a dry day in the African wilderness. (B, L, D) Hotel: Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp 6

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Stay at the ultimate address in Aberdare National Park and if you're lucky, a leopard sighting might interrupt your beauty sleep. The Ark's on site watering hole is monitored 24/7 for significant sightings. Set the buzzer in your room to hear each time there's comings and goings of animals during the night.

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ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK - SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE (2 NIGHTS) We'll leave the lush greenery of the Kenya highlands region behind as we journey to the contrasting arid landscapes of Samburu National Reserve. As you continue your safari adventure here, you'll hopefully have the chance to tick the 'Samburu Special 5' off your list as you track such species as the Grevy's Zebra and the Reticulated Giraffe found only in the northern Kenya region. Your accommodation tonight is a luxury tented camp on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. (B, L, D) Hotel: Ashnil Samburu SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE SAFARI GAME DRIVES Made famous in the award-winning book and movie Born Free, Samburu National Reserve was the home of Elsa, the famous lioness raised by conservationists George and Joy Adamson. Rise early with the birds and embark on a morning game drive through acacia forest and expansive grasslands in search of wildlife. Relax at your camp on your return then head out back out into the savannah on a late afternoon game drive. (B, L, D) SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE - OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY The plight of Africa's rhinos takes centre stage today during a poignant visit to Ol Pejeta Conservancy. This morning you'll learn about their efforts to fight poaching in East Africa's largest black rhino sanctuary and enjoy a quick photo Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK Have your camera ready for a photo stop at the spectacular Thomson's Falls. Visit the bird watcher's paradise that is Lake Nakuru National Park, then join your Driver Guide for an afternoon game drive to spot pink flamingos lining the lakeshore and to search for lion and leopard. (B, L, D) Hotel: Lake Nakuru Lodge LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK - MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE (2 NIGHTS) Your journey continues to the world-renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve, your home for the next two nights. During your time here, spend some time at your lodge's watering hole where large pods of hippo can often be seen. (B, L, D) Hotel: Keekorok Lodge MAASAI MARA FULL DAY SAFARI GAME DRIVE Don your hat and polish those binoculars for a full day of safari in Maasai Mara's wilderness. When you're not traversing the savannah in search of the Big 5, you'll 'Dive Into Culture' and join a Maasai community in their local village. Watch the colourfully clad warriors demonstrate their jumping prowess, then tour the village to gain in-depth insights into their daily life. Later, indulge in a bush picnic – the sounds of the bush the perfect accompaniment while you keep your eyes peeled for the flash of resident Bee-eaters, Rollers and Hoopoes flitting from tree to tree. (B, L, FD, )

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PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO A$698 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings

SAVE A$630 SAVE UP TO A$174

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MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE - DEPART NAIROBI Your Kenyan safari adventure at its end, you'll return to Nairobi, where a day room has been reserved at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel for you to use prior to your evening flight home. Why not consider joining our Zanzibar Island Escape Mini Stay and finishing your time in East Africa in island paradise. (B)

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Savour the rich aroma of coffee during an exclusive Be My Guest experience with local farmers at a Kenyan coffee plantation. (Day 2)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit a Maasai village for an in-depth perspective into the daily life of this colourful tribe. (Day 8)

* All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers are available on the first day of the trip. An evening departure transfer from your Nairobi airport day use hotel to Jomo Kenyatta Airport is available. See page 40 for further details.

STAYS WITH STORIES Resembling Noah's Ark, the Ark Lodge in Aberdare National Park has four viewing areas for observing the wildlife which congregate around a floodlit waterhole and salt lick. (Day 2)

Flights: Onward flights should not be booked to depart Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport before 5pm. Please Note: Guaranteed Room Share and post trip extra nights are not available on this trip. Please Note: The full duration of this itinerary is operated by a 4 X 4 safari vehicle, including all road travel and safari game drives. The trip will travel over a variety of terrains, resulting in some rough and bumpy journeys. Guests must travel with a soft sided bag or medium size suitcases due to limited space in the safari vehicles. Trip code: AFKS

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AFRICAN SAFARI ADVENTURE 14 DAYS

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39 MEALS

FROM A$9150 PP*

EXPLORE THE WILDERNESS OF KENYA AND TANZANIA, CROSSING THE LANDSCAPES WHERE THOUSANDS OF WILDEBEEST MAKE THEIR BRAVE PILGRIMAGE. NAVIGATE LAKES IN SEARCH OF RESTING HIPPO AND SAVOUR THE SPICY FLAVOURS OF SWAHILI CUISINE – ALL ON THIS EAST AFRICAN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME.

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ARRIVE NAIROBI Kickstart your African safari adventure in Kenya. Meet your Trafalgar Driver Guide and embark on a 4 x 4 journey in your Toyota Landcruiser vehicle to your hotel. Spend the evening with your fellow explorers and enjoying a delicious Welcome Reception at the world-famous Carnivore restaurant. (WR) Hotel: Tamarind Tree

the opportunity to see wildlife from the moment you head out on your safari game drives. (B, L, D) Hotel: Keekorok Lodge

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LAKE NAIVASHA – MAASAI MARA (2 NIGHTS) Venture across the Great Rift Valley to the savannah wilderness of Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve, whose promise of some of the best game viewing in the world attracts safari enthusiasts the world over. Your home for the next two nights is in the heart of the National Reserve, ensuring you'll have Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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Watch the bubbles appear on the surface of Hippo Pool. This is a sign to get your cameras ready as the resident hippos emerge for a quick breath and to peer above their watery sanctuary for just a few moments and just enough time for you to capture their curious bulbous features. Your lodge offers this very special experience just a short stroll from your room.

MAASAI MARA FULL DAY SAFARI Get close to the wildlife that find sanctuary in Maasai Mara's wilderness, on a full-day safari to seek out the Big 5. 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to a Maasai village, where you'll watch the warriors display their jumping prowess, then tour the village to gain in-depth insights into the daily life of this colourfully clad tribe. Later, indulge in a bush picnic – the sounds of the bush the perfect accompaniment while you keep your eyes peeled for the flash of resident Bee-eaters, Rollers and Hoopoes flitting from tree to tree, before continuing your game drive in one of the worlds' most famous safari destinations. (B, L, D, )

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MAASAI MARA – LAKE VICTORIA Bid Kenya a fond kwaheri (goodbye) along with your Kenyan Driver Guide as you arrive this morning at the Kenya/ Tanzania border crossing. After immigration formalities, your Tanzania Driver Guide is waiting to welcome you for the second part of your trip. Board your Tanzania 4 x 4 vehicle and travel on to Africa's largest lake, Lake Victoria, where your accommodation is located on the shoreline. Make sure you take the short stroll down to the waters' edge tonight to see the spectacle of a beautiful sunset over the lake. (B, L, D) Hotel: Serenity on the Lake

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PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO A$1255 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings 2. Multi Trip Savings

SAVE A$1160 SAVE UP TO A$314

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HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. CONNECT WITH LOCALS Meet the children cared for by Shangilia Children's Home, who will capture your heart through music, dance and acrobatics. Enjoy lunch at the Home and learn about their work. (Day 2) DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit a Maasai village for an in-depth perspective into the daily life of this colourful tribe. (Day 7) Meet the farming community of Mto Wa Umbu to learn about their way of life and enjoy Swahili cuisine (Day 12)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Help the orphaned and abandoned children who find sanctuary in Kenya's Shangilia Children's Home. Your visit will help support the home's efforts to transform the lives of these children. (Day 2)

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK FULL DAY SAFARI GAME DRIVE The Serengeti's reputation for wildlife viewing is second to none. This is the home of the greatest annual wildlife spectacle on earth – the Great Migration. Embark on your full-day game

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LAKE VICTORIA – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) Another soul-stirring day in Africa sees you head to the UNESCO-listed Serengeti National Park. The endless and vast plains of the Serengeti provide an exquisite backdrop for a 4 x 4 safari game drive. Keep your eyes on the bush and follow the tracks of lion, leopard and cheetah – sometimes difficult to spot because they love to laze beneath the shade of trees and in between the tall grass. After lunch at your accommodation, you'll have a second opportunity to discover the many secrets of this spectacular National Park. (B, L, D) Hotel: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

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ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK AREA – LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK Keep your camera ready for a photo stop at the spectacular Thomson's Falls. Connect with the soul of Africa's Great Rift Valley as you journey to Lake Nakuru National Park. Renowned as a bird watcher's paradise with more than 400 species recorded here. Lake Nakuru National Park's secrets are revealed by your expert Driver Guide who will help you spot some of these this afternoon, along with searching for lion and leopard. (B, L, D) Hotel: Lake Nakuru Lodge LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK – LAKE NAIVASHA Rise with the birds and join your Driver Guide at sunrise on the lake shore to spot pink flamingos, pelicans and several other species of water birds. Look out for rhino, zebra and buffalo which may be grazing nearby. As you continue with your 4 x 4 game drive, you'll navigate more of Lake Nakuru National Park's landscapes. Journey to Lake Naivasha for lunch and enjoy a boat ride in search of the resident hippo. Next up, head over to Crescent Island and join a 'Local Specialist' to walk among wildlife such as zebra, impala and giraffe. (B, L, D) Hotel: Lake Naivasha Country Club

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NAIROBI – ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK AREA (2 NIGHTS) This morning 'Connect With Locals' during a 'Be My Guest' Experience at Shangilia Children's Home, a centre for street and orphaned children in Nairobi. A highlight of your visit will be the opportunity to watch Shangilia's older children go about their daily music, acrobatics and dance practice. Your visit will also 'Make A Difference' to the home's efforts to transform the lives of these vulnerable children. After lunch, you'll make tracks north to the Aberdare Highlands. For the next two nights, this wildlife sanctuary will be your home – as it is for large herds of zebra, warthog and impala which you'll often spot grazing nearby. (B, BMG, D, , ) Hotel: Aberdare Country Club SOLIO GAME RESERVE EXCURSION AND FREE TIME Embark on a half-day game drive exploration of Solio Game Reserve, a privately-owned wildlife conservancy recognised internationally as the most successful rhino breeding reserve in Kenya. The reserve remains a fairly well-kept secret on the safari circuit and special safari moments will be shared with the resident wildlife, with few other vehicles in sight. This is your opportunity to spot large numbers of rhino and other wildlife, such as buffalo, zebra, giraffe, leopard and lion. You'll have an afternoon at leisure which you could choose to spend strolling around the beautifully landscaped grounds of your accommodation or on an optional nature walk within its sanctuary. (B, L, D)

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YOUR HOLIDAY DAY drive with your Driver Guide who will tell the story of how over a million wildebeest cross the Mara River annually in search of green pastures. Keep your eyes peeled for flashes of wildlife across the plains dotted with shady Acacia trees. You'll gain a true sense of the vastness of this national park and the diversity of its ecosystems and landscapes along the way. (B, L, D) 11

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SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – NGORONGORO CRATER Leaving the Serengeti behind this morning, we'll journey to the neighbouring UNESCO-listed Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Descending hundreds of metres down to the floor of the vast Ngorongoro Crater, you'll have an opportunity to explore its forests and grass plains in search of elephant, lion, zebra and wildebeest, among other species. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater before beginning your climb back to the crater rim. Your overnight accommodation is nestled within lush green farmlands offering spectacular panoramic views. (B, L, D) Hotel: Acacia Farm Lodge NGORONGORO CRATER – LAKE MANYARA A short drive this morning brings us to the village of Mto wa Umbu. Rub shoulders with the locals as you 'Dive Into Culture' and embark on a walking tour to soak up the community spirit. Stroll through farmlands, past the local school and market, learning all about village life along the way. There's time to catch a glimpse of how the tasty local banana beer is made and a chance to sample some yourself, before heading for lunch. The local ladies have been cooking up a storm of traditional dishes and will gladly explain how each one is made. Later, enjoy an afternoon game

drive through Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions. (B, L, D, ) Hotel: Lake Manyara Safari Camp 13

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LAKE MANYARA – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK We journey to Tarangire National Park and on this final game drive of the trip, we've left one the best until last. You'll encounter a natural landscape so entirely different from anything you've seen so far in Tanzania. Giant baobabs, flat-topped acacias and termite mounds dot the unusual landscape. Tarangire is renowned as one of the best places to view elephants and your Driver Guide will scout for the vast herds that roam these plains. Tonight, as the sky radiates red, yellow and orange, enjoy a bush sundowner and take some time to contemplate the incredible sights you've encountered during your East Africa adventure. (B, L, FD) Hotel: Tarangire Sopa Lodge TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK – ARUSHA – DEPART KILIMANJARO Travel to Arusha this morning. The rich aroma of local coffee lingers in the air as you savour lunch at one of Tanzania's largest coffee plantations. Then it's time to say a sad farewell to your new friends and Driver Guide, as you take your transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your outbound flight. (Should you have a late evening flight departure, you may wish to consider booking a day use room at the KIA Lodge airport hotel). Alternatively finish your East African adventure in tropical island paradise with our Zanzibar Island Escape Mini Stay. (B, L)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers are available on the first day of the trip. On the last day of the trip we will offer two airport transfers. One will be to Arusha airport for any guests joining our Zanzibar Island Escape arriving around 1.00pm, and we will then continue on to Kilimanjaro International Airport, arriving around 2pm. See page 40 for details. Flights: Onward flights from Kilimanjaro Airport should not be scheduled before 4.00pm. Please Note: The full duration of this itinerary is operated by a 4 X 4 safari vehicle, including all road travel and safari game drives. The trip will travel over a variety of terrains, resulting in some rough and bumpy journeys. Guests must travel with a soft sided bag or medium size suitcases due to limited space in the safari vehicles. Please Note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Trip code: AFKT

TRAFALGAR TIP Take a sip of local culture when you sample the traditional Kenyan drink ‘Muratina’. This popular local beverage, made from the fruit of the sausage tree, surfaces during special occasions and is served up in an ‘African cup’, a hollowed cow horn. But be careful! Its soft drink like taste masks the alcohol it contains, and it can be fairly intoxicating. Dedan Kingori, Kenya Driver Guide

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ENHANCE YOUR EAST AFRICAN SAFARI WITH A TROPICAL MINI STAY IN ZANZIBAR. THE SPICE ISLAND MAY BE BEST KNOWN FOR ITS PRISTINE BEACHES AND CRYSTAL-CLEAR SEA, BUT ITS RICH TRADING HERITAGE IS EQUALLY A DELIGHT FOR CULTURE AND HISTORY BUFFS. EMBRACE ISLAND LIFE, RECHARGE YOUR BATTERIES AND DIVE INTO ITS MULTI-CULTURAL MELTING POT.

The Rock Restaurant

YOUR HOLIDAY

Price PP

DAY 1

2

3

ARRIVE ZANZIBAR A mystical medley of European, African, Arab, Indian and Swahili influences makes Zanzibar an intriguing tropical getaway and the perfect retreat after an epic wildlife experience in East Africa. Switch off safari mode and switch on island time as you're transferred to your hotel. (D) Hotel: Blue Bay Beach Resort STONE TOWN AND SPICE TOUR What better way to connect with your multi-cultural surrounds than embarking on a walking tour of UNESCO-listed Stone Town with a 'Local Specialist'? Peel back the layers of Zanzibar's colourful history as you wander through winding alleyways and admire the intricately carved doors distinctive of this Swahili coastal trading town. Visit the former slave market, the House of Wonders, the Sultan's Palace Museum and the Old Arab Fort, unearthing the soul-stirring history of this former trading hub. Later, discover Zanzibar's reputation as the 'Spice Island', embarking on a 'Dive Into Culture' visit to a shamba (spice farm) with a local guide. Taste and smell the spices, herbs and fruits and learn how they've been cultivated and used for centuries. (B, D, ) ZANZIBAR FREE DAY Kick off your shoes and let the warm sand sink between your toes on Zanzibar's exquisite beaches. Wade into the clear, warm turquoise waters and immerse yourself in the latest bestseller under swaying palm trees. Make the most of your day in paradise and join an Optional Experience full-day cruise aboard a traditional dhow boat. Set sail from a traditional fishing village, keeping your eyes peeled for glimpses of the tropical fish beneath the water's surface. You'll pause on a sandbank where you can cool off in the ocean, and swim or snorkel to see the colourful marine life

(all equipment is provided). Feast on a traditional Zanzibar seafood lunch before returning to the shore relaxed and revived. (B, D) 4

DEPART ZANZIBAR A leisurely start to the day will see you enjoy a few precious hours soaking up final fond memories of Zanzibar. Then it's time to bid farewell to the Spice Island and transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your return journey home. (B)

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

Monday and Friday departures on or between

18 JAN to 19 FEB 01 MAR to 29 MAR 23 APR to 21 MAY 14 JUN to 19 JUL 23 JUL to 27 AUG 30 AUG to 13 DEC

Single Supp

1650 1550 1250 1495 1675 1550

350 350 0 350 350 350

The Zanzibar Island Escape can only be booked in conjunction with our African Safari Adventure or Wonders of Kenya trips. On the same day these trips finish you will be transferred to either Arusha or Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta airport for your short flight over to Zanzibar (flight not included, purchase separately).

* All prices are per person, twin share.

All prices above are supplementary and must be added to the pricing of your chosen departure of African Safari Adventure (Page 32) or Wonders of Kenya (Page 30).

Flights: Trafalgar does NOT include the required return flights over to Zanzibar island.

Monday departures should be booked by guests joining from the Wonders of Kenya trip.

Guests joining from the Wonders of Kenya are required to book Precision Air flight PW712 evening departure from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta airport. Guests joining from the African Safari Adventure are required to book Precision Air flight PW427 afternoon departure from Arusha. Day 4 flights can be booked to depart Zanzibar at any time. Please Note: Guaranteed Room Share, Triple Rooms and Pre and Post nights are not available on this trip.

Friday departures should be booked by guests joining from the African Safari Adventure trip.

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

Trip code: KTZE/KSZE

DIVE INTO CULTURE Taste and smell the spices, herbs and fruits that helped Zanzibar earn it's title of 'The Spice Island' (Day 2).

ICONIC HIGHLIGHTS • VISIT Stone Town and a spice farm

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EGYPTIAN ITINERARIES FOLLOW THE FOOTPRINTS OF THE ANCIENTS AND EXPLORE THE LUSH RIVER VALLEYS AND ENDLESS DESERT LANDSCAPES OF EGYPT ON THREE TRIPS INCLUDING A NILE CRUISE.

GUEST REVIEW RATED:

/5 4.6

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Room Type: Triple rooms are not available on these trips. Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers

will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in a Cairo hotel booked by Trafalgar.

Internal Airfares: Trip prices include internal airfares and are accurate as of February 2020. For up-to-date pricing, please visit trafalgar.com. Important Visa Information: Visas are

required for this trip. Please check with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your requirements.

Nile Cruise: All three itineraries include

a cruise along the legendary River Nile on board the most luxurious of ships: MS Miriam, Ms Medea or MS Sapphire (or similar cruise ship). Please Note: Cruise itineraries on the Nile may vary occasionally according to seasonal circumstances. Visits to sights and highlights will not be affected. Abu Simbel Optional Experience is available on all of these itineraries. All departures are subject to change in price. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in September 2020. Visit trafalgar.com for full itinerary information, dates and prices.

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9 DAYS

EGYPTIAN VOYAGER

16 MEALS FROM A$3725 PP*

9 DAYS

DAY

DAY

1

ARRIVE CAIRO Embark on an expedition to the land of the Pharaohs. On arrival at Cairo Airport, transfer to your hotel and relax after your journey. Hotel: Hilton Heliopolis

2

CAIRO – LUXOR – NILE CRUISE (4 NIGHTS) Fly to Luxor this morning and connect with the remnants of ancient Thebes during a visit to the Temple of Amun and the imposing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, then visit the Luxor Museum before returning to your cruise ship for dinner. (B, L, D) Hotel: Nile Cruise

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4

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NILE CRUISE: LUXOR – EDFU Journey to the final resting place of Egypt’s Pharaohs, immersing yourself in the ancient history of Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon and the Grand Temple of Luxor. ‘Connect With Locals’ as you enjoy a traditional ‘Be My Guest’ refreshment of freshly baked bread with honey and mint tea in the archaeological paradise that is Luxor’s West Bank. (B, BMG, L, D, ) NILE CRUISE: EDFU – KOM-OMBO Sail upstream to Kom-Ombo, where life remains much as it was a thousand years ago. Tour the Temple of Kom-Ombo. Donning our galabeas, we enjoy a traditional Egyptian dinner on board this evening. (B, L, D) NILE CRUISE: KOM-OMBO – ASWAN Set sail on a traditional felucca across the mighty Nile to voyage around the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. On arrival, explore the Aswan Dam built to curb the periodic flooding of the Nile. Our next stop is the Temple of Isis, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk. As the dipping sun sets the sky on fire, admire the silhouette of feluccas plying the river’s waters. (B, L, D) DISEMBARK – ASWAN – CAIRO (3 NIGHTS) Enjoy a day at leisure or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Sun Temple of Abu Simbel before flying back to Cairo this afternoon. (B) Hotel: Ramses Hilton

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CAIRO SIGHTSEEING Embark on a sightseeing tour through the cacophony of Cairo’s busy streets. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo and see the ancient Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque and Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum. (B)

9

CAIRO – PYRAMID EXCURSION The Great Pyramids of Giza beckon today and we have an opportunity to embark on a soul-stirring encounter with its treasures – the Colossus of Ramses II, the Step Pyramid of Sakkara and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. Enjoy some free time this evening or consider joining a Nile dinner cruise. (B) DEPART CAIRO Our epic journey at its end, we say farewell to newfound friends and transfer to the airport. (B) Trip code: EGBO

DAY ARRIVE CAIRO (2 NIGHTS) Your encounter with Egypt’s ancient past begins in its capital, Cairo. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure. Hotel: Ramses Hilton

1

ARRIVE CAIRO (2 NIGHTS) Delve into the antiquities of Egypt on this epic journey which begins in Cairo. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Hotel: Le Méridien Pyramids

2

CAIRO SIGHTSEEING Enjoy a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum, home of King Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures. View one of the seven wonders of the ancient world − the Great Pyramids at Giza, including the Pyramid of Cheops and the Sphinx. (B)

2

3

CAIRO – ASWAN – NILE CRUISE (3 NIGHTS) We fly to Aswan this morning, where we’ll have an opportunity to visit the High Dam before travelling by motorboat to the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. Then board a felucca and sail to the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island and see the Aga Khan Mausoleum. (B, L, D) Hotel: Nile Cruise

CAIRO – PYRAMIDS EXCURSION During a full-day excursion see the Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Visit the Step Pyramid at Sakkara and marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx. At night, watch as the walls of these feats of man are lit up in a sound and light show. (B)

3

CAIRO – NILE CRUISE: LUXOR (7 NIGHTS) Fly to Luxor where we will enjoy a guided tour of the Karnak Temple complex. Then explore Luxor Museum and marvel at the Great Temple before we board our cruise ship. (B, L, D) Hotel: Nile Cruise

4

NILE CRUISE: DENDERA – LUXOR This morning explore the beautifully preserved Dendera Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Hathor, then travel back to Luxor. (B, L, D)

5

NILE CRUISE: ASWAN Sail on today to Aswan, arriving in time for dinner. (B, L, D)

6

NILE CRUISE: ASWAN - PHILAE Continue today to the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae, then view the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock, and visit the High Dam in Aswan. (B, L, D)

7

NILE CRUISE: ASWAN This morning, consider joining a once in a lifetime Optional Experience to Abu Simbel. This afternoon, sail in a felucca around the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. (B, L, D)

8

NILE CRUISE: ASWAN – KOM-OMBO Spend the morning relaxing aboard your cruise ship. Later, we’ll visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo. (B, L, D)

9

NILE CRUISE TO LUXOR Watch how the river gives life to an arid landscape and the people who live within it as you sail down the Nile to Luxor. (B, L, D)

10

DISEMBARK LUXOR – CAIRO (2 NIGHTS) Disembark in Luxor and ‘Connect With Locals’ as you enjoy a traditional ‘Be My Guest’ refreshment of freshly baked bread with honey and mint tea. Explore the West Bank complex of mortuary temples and tombs, including Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, the Colossi of Memnon and the Valley of the Kings. Then fly to Cairo. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Ramses Hilton

11

CAIRO SIGHTSEEING Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo and see the ancient Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque and the Egyptian Museum. (B)

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Trip code: EGVO

DEPART CAIRO Our expedition at its end, take a transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (B)

Departures operate every Saturday between 3 April and 9 October 2021.

Trip code: EGWE

NILE CRUISE: KOM-OMBO This morning relax on your Nile cruise or consider joining an Optional Experience. This afternoon, we’ll visit the Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to two gods, before returning to our boat for an evening celebration of Egypt’s culture and cuisine. (B, L, D)

5

NILE CRUISE: LUXOR Set sail early for Luxor on the banks of the Nile. Here you’ll have time to visit the Luxor Museum and see an astounding collection of archaeological treasures, including items from Tutankhamun’s tomb. (B, L, D)

6

DISEMBARK – LUXOR – CAIRO Visit Luxor’s ancient Great Temple today before Ancient Thebes takes centre stage as you explore its iconic Valley of the Kings and ‘Connect With Locals’ as you enjoy a traditional ‘Be My Guest’ refreshment of freshly baked bread with honey and mint tea before exploring the archaeological paradise that is Luxor’s West Bank. Marvel at the Colossi of Memnon, the Karnak Temple Complex and Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple before your flight to Cairo. (B, BMG, ) Hotel: Ramses Hilton

7

CAIRO – ALEXANDRIA Journey to the port city of Alexandria, stopping at the Coptic Monasteries at Wadi el Natrun (if open). Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant. (B, RD) Hotel: Helnan Palestine

8

ALEXANDRIA SIGHTSEEING – CAIRO Delve into the treasures of Alexander the Great’s once-prosperous Mediterranean city. Tour the Roman Amphitheatre and Pompey’s Pillar at the ancient acropolis. Visit the Kom El Shoqafa Catacomb and the National Museum, then drive back to Cairo. (B) Hotel: Hilton Heliopolis

9

DEPART CAIRO We say a fond farewell to Egypt and transfer to the airport at the end of our journey. (B)

Departures operate every Tuesday between 30 March and 12 October 2021.

Departures operate every Wednesday between 31 March and 13 October 2021.

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12 DAYS 25 MEALS FROM A$4550 PP*

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BEST OF MOROCCO 10 DAYS

1 COUNTRY

16 MEALS

FROM A$3075 PP*

BEHOLD THE CACOPHONY OF BAZAARS AND THE SHIMMERING SAHARA WHEN YOU JOURNEY TO MOROCCO'S CHARMING CITIES OF CASABLANCA, FES AND MARRAKESH, INCLUDING VISITS TO THE LIFE-GIVING OASIS OF TINGHIR, TODRA GORGE AND OUARZAZATE.

FES

Rabat

2

CASABLANCA

Meknes

1 1

Midelt

MOROCCO

ESSAOUIRA

Tinghir

2

1

Aït Ben Haddou

◄ Ouarzazate

1

4.3/5

ICONIC HIGHLIGHTS

MARRAKESH

1

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DADES VALLEY

• SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in Fes and Marrakesh • ORIENTATION of Rabat, Meknès, Erfoud, Ouarzazate, Essaouira and Casablanca • VISIT Midelt, Tafilalt Oasis and Bahia Palace • VIEW the Royal Palace in Rabat, the Ziz Valley near Tinghir, the Todra Gorge, Aït Ben Haddou and the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca

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YOUR HOLIDAY

TRAVEL STYLE

COUNTRY EXPLORER

DAY

2

3

4

5

6

ARRIVE CASABLANCA Delve into the intrigue and romance of Casablanca immortalised by Hollywood before meeting your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Grand Mogador City Center CASABLANCA – RABAT – MEKNÈS – FES (2 NIGHTS) We continue along the coast to the capital, Rabat, where we'll embark on an orientation tour of the city including views of the grand 17th-century Palace and Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Travelling to the imperial city of Meknès, we'll see the grand gate of Bab el-Mansour adorned by green and white zeillij tiles. We arrive in Fes later today and spend the rest of the day at leisure. (B) Hotel: Marriott Jnan Palace

listed Medina, the walled Jewish Quarter and Skala fortress. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure. (B, ) Hotel: Coté Océan Mogador 9

10

ESSAOUIRA – CASABLANCA This morning we journey north to Casablanca where we will enjoy views of the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, built for the late King's 60th birthday celebrations. Later, we join our Travel Director and companions for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate an unforgettable voyage of discovery. (B, FD) Hotel: Grand Mogador City Center DEPART CASABLANCA Say goodbye to your newfound friends at the end of your Moroccan holiday. Transfers are available. (B)

ERFOUD – TINGHIR – DADES VALLEY Journeying west, we arrive in Tinghir, one of the most beautiful oases in southern Morocco. We continue through part of the Todra Gorge and cut through the mountains for one of the most dramatic views in the country. Enjoy a memorable lunch, then follow the 'Route of a Thousand Kasbahs' to the flourishing Dades Valley. Here we will overnight at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories', Xaluca Dades, surrounded by panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains. (B, L, D, ) Hotel: Xaluca Dades DADES VALLEY – OUARZAZATE – AÏT BEN HADDOU – MARRAKESH (2 NIGHTS) Ouarzazate has provided a backdrop for such famous movies as 'Lawrence of Arabia', 'Cleopatra' and 'Gladiator'. Spend some time exploring the sights during your orientation tour. See the UNESCO-listed fortified village of Aït Ben Haddou in the High Atlas Mountains and continue through the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass to Marrakesh - the 'Red City'. Marrakesh is home to Morocco's largest traditional souk (market) where you may wish to spend some time learning the art of haggling. (B) Hotel: Le Méridien N’Fis

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MARRAKESH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Visit the ornate Bahia Palace during city orientation with your 'Local Specialist' and spend some time soaking up the energy of Djemaa el Fna Square in the Old Quarter with its palm readers, acrobats and snake-charmers. (B)

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MARRAKESH – ESSAOUIRA We travel to the laid-back shores of Essaouira this morning. Stopping en route, we 'Dive Into Culture' to visit a cooperative involved in creating cosmetics from traditional ingredients. Consider a delicious seafood lunch and enjoy some free time before joining a city tour of the UNESCO Connect With Locals WR Welcome Reception B Breakfast

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Price PP

Price PP

Start End Twin Casablanca Casablanca Share

Start End Twin Casablanca Casablanca Share

3095 3095 3125 3125

FR 06 AUG SU 15 AUG 3075 FR 20 AUG SU 29 AUG 3075 FR 27 AUG SU 05 SEP 3125

FR 02 APR FR 16 APR FR 23 APR FR 30 APR

SU 11 APR SU 25 APR SU 02 MAY SU 09 MAY

FR 14 MAY SU 23 MAY 3125 FR 28 MAY SU 06 JUN 3125 FR 11 JUN SU 20 JUN 3075 FR 25 JUN SU 04 JUL 3075 FR 09 JUL SU 18 JUL 3075 FR 23 JUL SU 01 AUG 3075

FES SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Join a 'Local Specialist' today to explore the Medina, one of the largest thriving medieval centres in the world. See the Royal Palace and 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to the round dye-pits and tanneries revealing Morocco's ancient leather craft. Spend the rest of the day shopping or relaxing in a lantern-lit courtyard away from the Medina crowds. Join your companions this evening for a special opportunity to 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' dinner experience, featuring Moroccan specialities served with wine in a traditional Riad. (B, BMG, , ) FES – MIDELT – ERFOUD We follow the old caravan trail south, stopping for a lunch in Midelt. Continuing along the palm-fringed Ziz Valley and past the Tafilalt oasis, we arrive in the oasis town of Erfoud, regarded as the 'Gateway to the Sahara'. (B, L, D) Hotel: Kasbah Xaluca

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER

FR 03 SEP FR 10 SEP FR 17 SEP FR 24 SEP

3125 3125 3095 3095

SU 12 SEP SU 19 SEP SU 26 SEP SU 03 OCT

FR 01 OCT SU 10 OCT 3095 FR 08 OCT SU 17 OCT 3095

Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$720 PP

Please note: that all departures are subject to change in price. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in September 2020.

PAY EARLY SAVINGS SAVE UP TO A$313 PP OTHER GREAT SAVINGS 1. Young Traveller Savings

SAVE A$300

2. Multi Trip Savings 3. Triple Share Savings

SAVE UP TO A$78 SAVE UP TO A$40 PP

4. VIT (Very Important Traveller) Benefits for past guests

TRAVEL DIRECTOR TIP While visiting the Tinghir oasis with its lush palm trees, be sure to sample some locally grown dates. These 6000-year-old treats are available in over 100 different varieties and are a staple of the Tifalet oasis Berber diet.

HANDCRAFTED HIGHLIGHTS Here’s just a sample of the many special Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

Mohammed Ben

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP * All prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Casablanca Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Casablanca Airport at 5am, 7am, 10am and 12noon. Ramadan: During daylight hours from dawn to sunset fasting takes place for Ramadan. It is observed from Sunday 11 April to Tuesday 11 May 2021 in Morocco. The order of sightseeing and meals may be adjusted.

Make A Difference BMG Be My Guest

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy a speciality 'Be My Guest' dinner of delicious Moroccan cuisine served with wine at a traditional Riad in Fes. (Day 3)

STAYS WITH STORIES Promising paradise in the middle of the Atlas Mountains, the Africanstyled Xaluca Dades is surrounded by a spectacular mountainscape with panoramic views of the Dades Valley and its Berber villages. (Day 5)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit a traditional tannery and dye-pit for a fascinating glimpse into an ancient practice. (Day 3) Visit a Moroccan pharmacy to learn about local healing creams and cosmetics made from regional ingredients. (Day 8)

Trip code: MORB

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Your Airport Transfers We’re With You Every Step From the moment you touch down, until you step back on the plane, you’ll enjoy the ultimate ease of travelling with Trafalgar. Your complimentary airport transfers mean that you will arrive and leave in style. Your transfers are included in each and every Africa trip (with the exception of transfers to and from Casablanca on the Best of Morocco).

Transfer terms and conditions

Transfers are included for all Africa trips including Mini Stay packages, with the exception of the Best of Morocco which is an additional fee. For included and chargeable transfers, you must provide detailed flight information to Trafalgar at the time of booking or no later than 21 days prior to departure. Transfers cannot be amended once booked. Only one inbound and one outbound transfer included.

In the event of flight delays outside of Trafalgar's control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled. Some transfers may be operated on a group transfer basis in some locations. Refunds are not available for missed transfers or to guests not using this service. In the event of unforeseen circumstances (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations). Trafalgar will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers.

Thinking about extending your stay and booking pre and post nights? No problem, any additional nights you add to your holiday when you book through Trafalgar (see Extend Your Stay Hotel table for prices) will also include your transfers.

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Extend Your Stay & Discover Even More Want to make even more out of your long-awaited holiday? We’ve got you covered… we’ve secured some extra special rates for you at the arrival and departure hotels on most trips so you can start your holiday early, stay on a bit longer or do both. Extending your trip is easy…

1 2 3

Check out the arrival or departure hotel listed on the itinerary page of your selected holiday. Add your additional hotel nights when booking your Trafalgar trip and we’ll even organise your airport transfer (see opposite). Sit back and relax. Travel without a worry in the world, from the moment you touch down.

City Cairo

Cape Town

We’re here to help Call Toll-free on 1 800 002 006 Call our Trafalgar experts for advice, bookings, information or a helping hand. (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Casablanca

Nairobi Victoria Falls

Single (PP) Twin (PP) On request On request On request

On request

Ramses Hilton

On request

On request

01 Jan - 31 Mar 21, Southern Sun The Cullinan 01 Sep - 27 Dec 21 01 Apr - 31 Aug 21

A$520

A$310

A$352

A$211

A$568

A$361

A$482

A$280

Southern Sun Waterfront

28 Dec 21 - 09 Jan 22 01 Jan - 31 Mar 21, 01 Sep -27 Dec 21 01 Apr - 31 Aug 21

The Onyx

28 Dec 21 - 03 Jan 22 01 Jan - 31 Mar 21 01 Oct - 25 Dec 21 01 Apr - 30 Sep 21

A$394

A$220

28 Dec 21 - 03 Jan 22

A$579

A$313

Grand Mogador City Centre The Michelangelo

Kilimanjaro

Season

Le Meridien Pyramids

Johannesburg The Maslow

Windhoek

Monday - Friday: 9:00am – 1:00am Saturday: 9:00am – 10:00pm Closed on Sundays

Hotel Fairmont Heliopolis

A$217 A$329

A$455

A$252

On request

On request

09 Jan - 31 Dec 21

A$305

A$234

01 Jan - 31 Mar 21

A$431

A$282

01 Apr 21- 05 Jan 22

A$463

A$299

On request

On request

A$379

A$255

KIA Lodge- Kilimanjaro Day Room Rate Only Intl. Airport Tamarind Tree 02 Jan - 31 Dec 21 Victoria Falls Safari Lodge 09 Jan - 30 Jun 21 (Zimbabwe) 01 Jul - 10 Jan 22 Windhoek Country Club

A$346 A$533

A$627

A$627

A$792

A$669

02 Jan - 31 Oct 21

A$347

A$235

01 Nov - 31 Dec 21

A$377

A$255

All prices are per person per night, based on twin accommodation with private facilities. Luggage handling is not included. The price includes breakfast daily, hotel taxes and service charges. Hotels are subject to availability, space is limited and blackout dates may apply.

On line 24/7: Visit trafalgar.com for information, bookings, online payments and frequently asked questions.

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Booking Conditions & Other Important Information Payment Terms Level 1

Level 2

Additional Air Tickets

Extra Accommodations

Chargeable Transfers

Deposit due per person on booking

A$200

A$350

As per airline policy

No additional deposit required

No additional deposit required

Final Payment Due (before departure)

60 days

90 days

As per airline policy

In accordance with guided holiday

In accordance with guided holiday

No of Days (before trip departure)

Level 1

Level 2

Additional Air Tickets

Extra Accommodations

Chargeable Transfers

90 and over

Deposit

Deposit

A$35 plus airline charges

A$35

A$35

89-60

Deposit

30%

A$35 plus airline charges

A$35

A$35

59-46

30%

60%

A$35 plus airline charges

Higher of A$35 or 25% of accommodation price

Higher of A$35 or 25% of transfer price

45-16

30%

60%

A$35 plus airline charges

Higher of A$35 or 25% of accommodation price

Higher of A$35 or 25% of transfer price

15-8

50%

90%

A$35 plus airline charges

Higher of A$35 or 30% of accommodation price

Higher of A$35 or 30% of transfer price

7-1

90%

100%

A$35 plus airline charges

100% of accommodation price

100% of transfer price

Departure Day/No show

100%

100%

A$35 plus airline charges

100% of accommodation price

100% of transfer price

Cancellation Fees Summary

Level 1: Cancellation fees are the minimum cancellation fee charged and is used unless the trip is described as Level 2. Level 2: These trips are listed on trafalgar.com/booking-conditions but are generally trips which include cruise/ferry, train or intra-trip flight elements

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See our website for detailed terms on what’s included and not included in the guided holiday price and for information on reservations and payments including your travel documents.

Booking Changes, Cancellations & Refunds See our website for details on Name Changes, Booking Changes, Cancellations and Cancellation Fees, Illness or Absence.

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See our website for detailed terms on Guided Holiday Prices, Other Fees and Taxes, and Travel Insurance.

Complaint Procedure & Consumer Protection

If you have a problem during your holiday please inform Trafalgar’s Travel Director/Local Representative immediately, who will try to make things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Guest Relations Department at the address opposite within sixty (60) days of the end of the Trafalgar holiday, as it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem, which may affect the way your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract. In any legal action, arbitration, or other proceeding to enforce, interpret or construe the terms of this Agreement, or concerning any grievance relating to the trip, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its actual reasonable legal fees, costs and expenses.

Important Notices

All guests including children must be in possession of a machinereadable passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date along with applicable visas. Please refer to “Passport and Visas” section. Due to government imposed security/ immigration measures, passport and emergency contact information is required for all guests prior to the release of travel documents. It is the guest’s sole responsibility to secure and/or pay for any and all visas, reciprocity fees, affidavits, immunisations, etc. that are required to be permitted entry into each destination. You should also contact your doctor or a specialist vaccination centre for details of any measures you may need to take prior to departure.

In some countries you may be subject to entry (reciprocity) fees and/or departure taxes/ exit fees which will be collected at the airports upon entry/departure by local government authorities. For up-to-date detailed information on travel documents and visas, entry/exit taxes and further information on entry and exit requirements please check with your Travel Agent or local consular services. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information and will not be responsible for advising and/ or obtaining required travel documentation for any guest, or for any delays, damages, and/or losses including missed portions of your holiday related to improper documentation or government decisions about entry.

responsible for passport, visa, entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited, or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.

Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd (ABN 73 000 717 715)

Travel House, Level 2, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, N.S.W. 2022 Telephone Numbers: SYD Metro area 9657 3333 All other areas 1300 78 78 78

Please note that entry to any country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. Trafalgar will also not be liable in circumstances where entry is refused to another country for any reason. We do not accept any responsibility and will not make any refunds if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements or if you have lost or mislaid any necessary documents (including travel documentation).

Fax: (02) 9657 3456 License No: 2TA00 1889

Price Changes Unfortunately it is inevitable that some of the prices or details contained within this brochure or on our website may have changed since the brochure was printed, and we reserve the right to alter the prices of any of our holidays before you book. You will be informed about any changes to any of the relevant details within this brochure before you book either with your Travel Agent or with ourselves as part of our commitment to high quality customer service.

Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and the USA.

Passports And Visas

Each guest is responsible for ensuring that their passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of their trip and that all necessary visas and permits have been acquired. Multiple-entry visas may be required if you are entering a country more than once on your holiday. Each guest must comply with entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited during your trip. ontact us, or your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government C authorities to obtain the necessary travel information.

Tour Operators

Trafalgar Tours Limited, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2JH The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/ Administrative offices/agents in:

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Ways to save

Deposit Protection Book with confidence, thanks to our deposit protection included with every booking Should your plans change and you cancel your booking 60 days or more prior to your departure date, you will receive a credit of A$200 per person, valid for up to five years from date of cancellation.

Gold Seal Travel Protection Trafalgar Gold Seal additional protection plan costs only A$99 per person (payable with your deposit only) and includes: Before your holiday If you cancel your holiday for any reason prior to 30 days from departure date, your deposit and/or payment will be refunded in full or you will have the option to carry it over to another Trafalgar or TTC holiday. This cancellation option covers land arrangements made by Trafalgar only. If the Australian Government DFAT advice for the destination changes to “Reconsider the need to travel” or “Do not travel” you may have your deposit and/or payment refunded at any time prior to your trip commencement or you will have the option to carry it over to another Trafalgar or TTC holiday. Prior to departure from Australia your airfares are not covered by Gold Seal. We recommend you take out Covermore Travel Insurance specifically covering the value of your airfares should you cancel your holiday (Please review Covermore terms and conditions around cancellation cover). We are happy to help you with arranging that travel insurance. Any rebooking costs of airfares prior to departure are not covered by Gold Seal.

On Your Holiday Should you, or your travel companion, leave at any time during the trip for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, illness or death of an immediate family member, you and your companion will be refunded up to A$90 per person, per day for the unused portion of the holiday (note that in some cases, hotels require a one-night cancellation fee). A medical certificate is required. Return Flight Security If you or a member of your direc t family in Australia should fall sick* while you are on your Trafalgar guided holiday, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same booking class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip tickets on Trafalgar recommended airline(s) booked through Trafalgar from Australia. → Cancellation option fee is not refundable for any reason.

E-Documents Choose to download not to print

Please note that travel agent fees and cancellation fees may apply. * Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

Once you’ve booked, register for your trip on mytrafalgar.com. You’ll be able to share your travel preferences, access and download your e- travel documents 21 days

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Book Early & Save Up To A$1255

when you pay in full by 27 August 2020.

Book With Others & Save Up To 10%* For young travellers 5-11, (5-17 in Morocco) and triple share.

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Book Again & Save Up To 5%* For our valued past VITs (Very Important Travellers).

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Share A Room & Save

To avoid extra costs, we can pair you in a shared room with a guest of the same gender in Egypt and Morocco.

prior to departure and have a ready reference of your daily trip inclusions and optional experiences.

Pay Early Savings Conditions: *Per person based on the African Safari Adventure 03 Jul 21 departure. These Pay Early Savings of 10% apply to the land portion of selected holidays and departures. See itinerary pages. Can be combined with other discounts, where applicable. Pay your deposit when booking and the balance by the date shown. Offer is subject to availability; exclusions may apply, and the offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Check the dates and prices section of the trip on-line at trafalgar.com for current savings availability.

General Conditions: Discounts and savings only apply to the land portion of your holiday and may not be available on all trips and departures. Not applicable with extra nights’ accommodation, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, surcharges, airport transfers and does not apply on any internal air portion of a trip. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. VIT exclusive offers are only available on select trips and departures after your initial trip is completed and are limited to one trip per calendar year. Savings are applied to the higher priced of two trips, if you book two at once. Multi-trip discounts can sometimes apply with two or more trips, applies to holidays booked simultaneously, must be seven days or longer, savings are applied to lowest price trip, not available on our Mini Stays or Egypt holidays. For Multi-trip discounts to apply they must be booked at the same time and be on the same booking number. Young Travellers limited to one discount per room when accompanying an adult. Young travellers must be aged 5-11 (5-17 in Morocco) at time of travel and discount is not available on our Zanzibar Island Escape Mini Stay, Egypt or Essence of South Africa holidays. Triple rooms where available are suitable for two adults and one child (three adults may find rooms too small as they often have one double and one foldaway bed and limited suitcase space). Triples are not available on all trips. Shared rooming where applicable will be accommodated in non-smoking twin rooms and is only available on our Morocco & Egypt holidays. Holidays have a limited number of single rooms. Deposit Protection credit cannot be used as a deposit against your future booking and can only be used as a credit against your final payment. Only one credit per person can be applied to each booking. Cancellation fees and deadlines remain unchanged.

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