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About United Travel Group Introduction to East Africa East Africa Tour Suggestions Introduction to Southern Africa Southern Africa Tour Suggestions Pan Africa Tour Suggestions Indian Ocean Getaways Hotel Suggestions Africa map and contact information


Welcome to UTG’s newest collection of outstanding itineraries throughout East and Southern Africa. Dear Fellow Traveler, Welcome to UTG’s Africa. Get ready to embark on an adventure that will touch your soul and beckon you to return again and again. Soak in beautiful vistas with no end in sight; count the stars of the crystal clear African skies; feel the warm welcoming smiles; and enjoy extraordinary up close encounters with some of the wild’s most amazing animals. All this and more awaits on an African safari. Safari is the Swahili word for journey and what a journey awaits! The collection of journeys in this brochure represents just a snapshot of the possibilities that await in Africa. The tours are wonderful as presented... or use them as a canvas to inspire your own memorable journey. United Travel Group has been creating hand-crafted safaris to Africa for more than 30 years. Our experienced Tour Consultants are on hand to make suggestions to expand your vacation dollars by matching accommodations to your travel style. They will carefully review your ultimate “bucket list” and work with you to make your dream trip a reality. But why should you select United Travel Group to help you plan this exciting adventure? We are a boutique tour operator. We aren’t a “big box, we go everywhere tour operator”. Your personal Tour Consultant is on hand to answer questions, give you advice on packing and tipping, and much more. The long-term relationships we have with our partners in Africa translate into excellent value for you. Once your tour is confirmed, it is guaranteed to operate, giving you peace of mind there will not be any last minute surprises. We always include arrival and departure transfers in our tours. Our comprehensive pretour documents get you ready for your trip, and your final document booklet serves as a perfect momento of this extraordinary journey. Most important, we are ultra-flexible. The majority of our tours depart weekly and many depart daily. We can mix and match accommodations to reflect your travel spirit. If you cannot find a pre-planned itinerary that fits your dream safari, we will design it for you. And you will be pleasantly surprised to learn that all of this flexibility and personalized service is also very affordable. Come with us on an extraordinary journey. Let us show you the Africa we love and return to again and again.

Jeannie Rodgers President

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The UTG Difference Planning a vacation is one of the most personal things you do each year. You might be celebrating a special life event or fulfilling a dream to visit some far off place. Whatever the reason, you want it to be perfect. That’s where we come in. We plan vacations as if they were our own and want them to be perfect every time.

We are flexible.

Personal knowledge is key.

Guaranteed with just 2.

How many times have you looked at a tour and wished that you could substitute a hotel or perhaps depart on a different day of the week? We all have. That’s one of the reasons we design our tours with maximum flexibility. In fact, some of our tours are so flexible, you can change every hotel and depart on any day of the week, and in many cases, we offer two or three accommodation tier choices. If you don’t see your “dream” combination, ask us.

As a boutique tour operator, United Travel Group specializes in several carefully selected areas of the world which complement each other. This specialization extends to our experienced Tour Consultants, who travel to our destinations and enjoy sharing their knowledge with other travelers. Your personal Tour Consultant handles your trip planning from beginning to end, molding and shaping your trip to fit your special style of travel. Along with helpful suggestions about how to stretch your vacation dollars, your Tour Consultant is ready to answer any questions you have as you prepare for a memorable journey.

That’s a pretty amazing statement, but it’s true. Almost all of our tour programs are guaranteed to operate with just 2 people traveling together (we do have a few programs that require 4 or more passengers). So, once we confirm your trip and receive your advance deposit, your trip is guaranteed to operate. You can spend more time getting ready for your trip without worrying about whether your departure will have enough participants to operate. Peace of mind right from the start.

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Amboseli Serena

Journeys to extraordinary places.

Rattray’s on Mala Mala

We’ve got you covered. Being prepared for the unexpected takes the worry out of travel. All UTG travelers receive our complimentary Safari Delay Protection. This valuable inclusion provides coverage for incidents like delayed flights or missed connections and lost or delayed luggage. Medical transportation and 24-hour Emergency Assistance are also part of this excellent coverage, provided with our compliments. You can easily add trip cancellation at an additional cost (see policy for full details of coverage.)

We get you ready to go. After you book your trip, you’ll receive comprehensive pre-tour information, including weather information, suggestions on clothing and packing, along with some interesting reading suggestions and much more. Closer to departure, you will receive your final document package, complete with a personalized spiral-bound itinerary featuring destination information and helpful tips and our “Take Me With You” kit - tailored to your trip.

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Personalized Tour Creations. Sometimes a pre-planned tour just doesn’t match your vacation ideas. It might depart on the wrong day or it is missing a stop at a lodge or place you’ve always wanted to visit. We understand. That’s why we specialize in creating personalized tours. We’ll work with you to design a tour that fits you and your budget. We can help stretch your vacation dollars and give you tips about where splurging is really worth it and where you can be more moderate in your spending. Personalized doesn’t have to mean expensive. It means it’s created just for you.

Family Travel

Romance & Special Occasions

Africa is kid-friendly! We have created thousands of journeys for all types of families -- grandparents taking all the kids and grandkids; parents taking their kids on family vacation, extended family reunions and much more. There are many lodges and camps that have special “family houses”, perfect for accommodating a mixture of adults and children. Separate kitchen facilities and even private game-viewing make it not only tons of fun, but extremely affordable. Speak with one of our experienced Tour Consultants for some great ideas to make Africa your next family vacation destination.

If you are looking for romance, Africa is the place. Candlelight dinners take on a whole new dimension under the bright star-lit skies of the African bush. Looking for something even more unique? What about spending a night in a “sky bed” - counting the stars as you gently fall asleep. If you prefer the beach, we love planning a special picnic basket filled with all sorts of tasty treats and spending the day on a secluded beach. Newlyweds, special anniversaries and birthdays or “just for me” journeys. Together, we will handcraft the trip you’ve dreamed about.

Exploring in Zambia (top) Lion Sands Chalkley House (bottom)

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Choosing a style of travel. What type of traveler are you? Do you like to explore on your own when you travel or do you prefer a little more structure? We recognize that every traveler is unique, which is why we create three levels of tours. And remember, we build flexibility into our tours. In many cases, we can mix and match levels on the same tour - so if you don’t see the exact tour you like, ask us to create it for you.

Value Plus

• An emphasis on comfort and value • Introductory touring and time for independent exploration • Many meals included

First Plus

• An emphasis on luxury and value • More structured activities including city touring • Most meals included The Hide, Hwange, Zimbabwe

Small Group Travel

Special Interests

Think a group has to be a lot of people? Think again. Each year we pick some of our favorite tours and create a slightly different itinerary for groups as few as ten people. We pack it with value and add something special to make the group distinctly yours. Often, we select one of the intimate lodges or camps that accommodates less than 20 guests for our small group travel, making the experience even more personal. The next time you get together with your friends or club members, why not plan a trip to Africa?

Do you have a special interest like birding or wine tasting or golfing? Are you a history buff? Africa has so much to offer the special interest traveler whether for individual travel or for a special group. For example, Botswana has more than 593 species of birds - some resident, many migratory. Avid golfers enjoy playing on some of the courses in Kenya or South Africa. Horticulturists delight in desert flowers that bloom once every 20 years. Working with one of our Tour Consultants we can create a special journey to capture your imagination.

Premier Plus

• An emphasis on pampering luxury and value • Private touring and activities wherever possible • All meals included wherever possible

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UGANDA

Samburu Nat’l Reserve Shaba Nat’l Reserve

Kampala Queen Elizabeth National Park

Entebbe

Bwindi National Park Volcanoes National Park

Lake Victoria

KENYA

Lake Nakuru Lake Naivasha Masai Mara Nairobi Game Reserve Serengeti National Park

Kigali

RWANDA

Aberdares

Equator

Meru National Park

Lamu Amboseli National Park

Ngorongoro Crater Arusha Manyara National Park

Tsavo National Park

Tarangire National Park

Mombasa

Pemba

TANZANIA

Zanzibar Dar es Salaam

INDIAN OCEAN Ruaha National Park

Selous Game Reserve

Governors’ Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya

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Lake Manyara Serena, Tanzania

SEYCHELLES


It’s impossible to describe how it feels to see the plains of the Masai Mara or the Serengeti for the first time. Awesome. Magnificent. Wondrous. It is a land of superlatives, and each day, you search for a new word. Your first lion sighting, your first elephant encounter. Each is magical, and by the end of a safari, it’s hard to decide which was better because everything is unique unto itself.

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East Africa • Kenya • Tanzania • Rwanda

• Seychelles • Uganda • Zanzibar

Average temperature and rainfall (in Fahrenheit and inches) KENYA Amboseli

Temp Rainfall Masai Mara Temp Rainfall Nairobi Temp Rainfall

RWANDA Kigali

Temp Rainfall

SEYCHELLES Mahe

Temp Rainfall

TANZANIA Ngorongoro Temp Rainfall Zanzibar Temp Rainfall

UGANDA Entebbe

Temp Rainfall

Jan 79 1 73 3 68 2 Jan 71 3 Jan 81 17 Jan 70 3 81 3 Jan 71 3

Feb 79 1 75 4 68 1 Feb 70 4 Feb 82 7 Feb 70 3 81 3 Feb 72 4

Four Seasons Serengeti , Tanzania

Mar 81 3 75 5 70 3 Mar 70 4 Mar 82 25 Mar 70 5 81 5 Mar 72 6

Apr 79 4 73 7 70 6 Apr 70 7 Apr 82 7 Apr 70 10 79 15 Apr 71 10

May 77 1 70 7 66 5 May 70 4 May 82 9 May 66 3 79 10 May 71 10

Jun 73 0 68 6 64 1 Jun 70 0.8 Jun 81 6 Jun 63 1 77 2 Jun 70 5

Jul 72 0 68 4 63 0 Jul 71 0.5 Jul 79 5 Jul 63 0 75 2 Jul 69 3

Aug 72 0 70 3 63 1 Aug 73 1 Aug 79 7 Aug 64 0 75 2 Aug 69 3

Sep 73 1 70 3 68 1 Sep 72 4 Sep 79 7 Sep 66 0 77 2 Sep 70 3

Oct 77 1 72 4 66 2 Oct 70 4 Oct 81 9 Oct 68 1 77 3 Oct 71 4

Nov 77 4 73 5 66 5 Nov 70 5 Nov 81 9 Nov 70 4 79 9 Nov 71 6

Dec 77 5 72 4 66 3 Dec 70 4 Dec 79 11 Dec 70 4 81 6 Dec 71 5

Tucked into the deep forests in the mountains of Uganda and Rwanda live the last precious groups of the mountain gorilla. There are just 700 of these magnificent creatures remaining in the wild and spending just a few moments in their presence engraves memories in your heart and soul that you will never forget. East Africa is a feast for the senses. Plains that stretch for miles and miles. Snow-capped peaks like Mt. Kilimanjaro tower above, momentarily peeking out from the cloud cover. Refreshing waterfalls and life-sustaining rivers. Abundant wildlife. Friendly people. Temperate climate. East Africa has it all. Whether you choose a single country journey or combine several countries, one of our Tour Consultants can help you select the trip that will fulfill your dreams.

Tarangire Sopa, Tanzania

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FIRST PLUS

8 Days

Wonders of Kenya • Nairobi • Sweetwaters • Mt. Kenya • Lake Nakuru • Masai Mara Tour Highlights • Luxury accommodations • Full breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 7 dinners (BLD) • Game-viewing in 2WD SafariCruisers with guaranteed window seats • Complimentary bottled water (½ liter per day) while on safari • All park entry fees, hotel taxes and service charges • UTG Take Me With You Kit • UTG Safari Delay Protection

Day 1 Arrive Nairobi Jambo! Enjoy a restful sleep this evening as you get ready for an amazing safari.

Nairobi Serena Hotel Day 2-3 Sweetwaters Tented Camp (BLD) Drive to the private 24,000 acre Sweetwaters Game Reserve, where you can enjoy both daytime and a night game drive. Giraffe, zebra, eland, oryx, waterbuck, elephant, buffalo and cheetah are just a few of the animals you might spot on your game drives.

missing an interesting visitor - they’ll wake you during the night on request. Mountain Lodge

Day 4 Great Rift Valley (BLD) Your journey continues to the Great Rift Valley and Lake Nakuru where game viewing might reveal rhino, among other game.

Day 5 Lake Nakuru (BLD) A game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park might reveal sightings of the rare Rothchild’s giraffe as well as both black and white rhino. Lake Nakuru Lodge

Day 6 -7 Masai Mara (BLD) Keep your game list handy, as the plains of the Masai Mara are filled with game like zebra, wildebeest and buffalo -- perfect for attracting predators like lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena. Mara Serena Lodge

Day 8 Masai Mara-Depart (BD) Return to Nairobi where you can freshen up before dinner and departure this evening.

VALUE PLUS

7 Days

In the Shade of Kilimanjaro • Nairobi • Masai Mara • Lake Nakuru • Amboseli Day 1 Arrive Nairobi Welcome to Kenya! Sleep well tonight – your safari begins in the morning!

Day 5-6 Amboseli (BLD) Drive to Amboseli National Park, at the foot of majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. On game drives you will surely see some of the great herds of elephants for which Amboseli is so well known.

Day 7 Amboseli-Depart (BD) Head back to Nairobi today. Stop at the Karen Blixen Museum for glimpses of the life of the famous author of “Out of Africa” and spend time feeding the giraffes at the Giraffe Center. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before transferring to the airport for your departure flight. Extend Your Tour • Add Tanzania – see page14-15 for Great Game Parks • Add Zanzibar – see page 30-31

Tour Highlights • First Class accommodations • Full breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 6 dinners (BLD) • Game viewing in 2WD SafariCruisers with guaranteed window seats • Complimentary bottled water (½ liter per day) while on safari • All park entry fees, hotel taxes and service charges • UTG Take Me With You Kit • UTG Safari Delay Protection

Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Day 2-3 Masai Mara (BLD) Drive to Kenya’s most

Day 4 Aberdares (BLD) A change of pace today as wildlife comes to you tonight. Don’t worry about

famous park – the Masai Mara for a 2-night stay. The savannahs of the Mara are teeming with plains game – and the predators who are never far behind.

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Ngorongoro Serena, Tanzania

FIRST PLUS

7-10 Days

Plains of Tanzania • Arusha • Lake Manyara • Serengeti • Ngorongoro Tour Highlights • Luxury accommodations • Full breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 5 dinners (BLD) • Game viewing on safari in 4WD Safari vehicles with guaranteed window seats • Complimentary bottled water (½ liter per day) while on safari • All park entry fees, hotel taxes and service charges • UTG Take Me With You Kit • UTG Safari Delay Protection

Day 1 Arrive Arusha Welcome to Tanzania! Sleep well as your adventure begins in the morning!

Day 2 Lake Manyara (BLD) Drive to Lake Manyara and soak in the dramatic views. The lake lies in a

Bluebay Beach Resort, Zanzibar

Amboseli Sopa, Kenya

depressed valley with the brown and red cliffs of the escarpment rising strikingly on one side.

live within the borders. The highlight of your stay is a morning game viewing on the crater floor. Supporting more than 25,000 mammals, the Ngorongoro Crater is home to a wide variety of both herbivores and carnivores.

Day 3-4 Serengeti (BLD) A morning game drive in Lake Manyara might reveal hippo in the Simba River, elephants in the forest and Cape buffalo on the open plains. Then continue to the Serengeti for the next two nights. Game-viewing is exciting year-round, as the Serengeti supports large prides of lions as well as a healthy amount of leopards.

Day 7 Arusha-Depart (BL) Return to Arusha for lunch and time to fresh up before your evening departure. Extend Your Tour to Zanzibar on our

Day 5-6 Ngorongoro (BLD) Drive to the Ngoron-

Tanzania & Zanzibar Escapade

goro Conservation area comprised of more than 8,300 square kilometers. It is a protected area, with only indigenous tribes such as the Masai allowed to

Day 7-9 Zanzibar (BD) Return to Arusha for a light

We all appreciate your diligence and attention to detail that made our trip so wonderful. We hope to travel with United Travel Group in the future, and will absolutely recommend you to our friends. - John & Mary K, St. Petersburg, FL

lunch before you take the scheduled light aircraft flight to Zanzibar for three nights on the beach. Set in the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar is actually an archipelago made up of Zanzibar, Pemba Island and several islets. It’s just 60 miles long and 20 miles wide, with beautiful sandy beaches along its coast. The days are at leisure to relax and do nothing - or to explore on your own.

Day 10 Zanzibar-Dar Es Salaam-Depart (B) Your wonderful journey comes to an end today as you take a scheduled light aircraft flight back to Dar Es Salaam where you connect to your flight home.

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FIRST PLUS

11 Days

Highlights of Tanzania & Kenya • Arusha • Tarangire • Ngorongoro • Aberdares • Lake Nakuru • Masai Mara Tour Highlights • Luxury accommodations • Full breakfast daily, 10 lunches and 9 dinners (BLD) • Game viewing in Tanzania in 4WD Safari vehicles and in Kenya in 2WD Safari vehicles with guaranteed window seats • Complimentary bottled water (½ liter per day) while on safari • All park entry fees, hotel taxes and service charges • UTG Take Me With You Kit • UTG Safari Delay Protection

Day 1 Arrive Arusha Welcome to Tanzania! Enjoy an evening at leisure.

Day 2-3 Tarangire (BLD) Depart by road to Tarangire, the sixth largest park in Tanzania. Tarangire hosts a wide array of wildlife, including large herds of elephants, along with migratory wildebeest and zebra. Tarangire is also a great place to spot the fringe-eared oryx and long-necked gerenuk. Day 4-5 Ngorongoro (BLD) Enjoy game viewing in Lake Manyara before continuing on to Karatu for a 2-night stay. The highlight of your stay is a full day game viewing on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro hosts more than 25,000 animals, including plains game like wildebeest, buffalo, eland and Grant’s gazelle.

Day 6 Nairobi (BL) Your drive takes you back to Arusha today, where you stop for lunch before continuing on to Nairobi.

observe game as they come to the lodge’s flood-lit waterhole to drink water.

Day 8 Lake Nakuru (BLD) Descend into the Great Rift Valley today and game view in Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake is famous for its million plus flamingos which migrate along the Rift Valley Lakes.

Day 9-10 Masai Mara (BLD) Be ready for amazing game viewing during your 2 nights in the Masai Mara Reserve. Lion, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, topi, hartebeest, cheetah, gazelle, wart hog are just a sampling of what you should see during your stay.

Day 11 Masai Mara-Depart (BLD) Return to Nairobi where you visit Karen Von Blixen’s former home along with the Giraffe Center where you will have time to feed the Rothchild’s giraffes. Freshen up in our Partner Lounge before dinner and a transfer to the airport.

Day 7 Aberdares (BLD) Spend the night in a tree hotel nestled in the Aberdares mountains and

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PREMIER PLUS

10 Days

Essence of East Africa • Serengeti • Ngorongoro • Masai Mara Tour Highlights • Deluxe accommodations • Full breakfast daily, 8 lunches and 7 dinners (BLD) • Full game-viewing in lodge/camp 4WD safari vehicles with English speaking driver/ guide • Light aircraft flights Arusha-SerengetiLake Manyara-Arusha-Nairobi-Masai Mara-Nairobi • All park entry fees, hotel taxes and service charges • UTG Take Me With You Kit • UTG Safari Delay Protection

Day 1 Arrive Arusha Welcome to Tanzania! Enjoy

Day 7-9 Masai Mara (BLD) You’ll have amazing

a leisurely evening. Rest up, tomorrow your exciting adventure begins.

views as your light aircraft takes you to the Masai Mara. Get your game list ready, as game viewing in the Masai Mara is spectacular and the chances for seeing the Big Five are excellent. Morning and afternoon game drives are sure to reveal not only stunning landscapes, but exciting game viewing.

Day 2-3 Serengeti (BLD) Fly to the Serengeti today for an exciting 2-night stay. Early mornings in the African bush are magical, as animals and birds come to life. You’ll have time to relax at the lodge and enjoy the amenities in between game drives. Four Seasons Serengeti Day 4-5 Ngorongoro (BLD) Fly to Lake Manyara today, and then continue by road to your lodge overlooking a coffee field and surrounded by stunning vistas. A highlight of your stay is a full day game viewing at Ngorongoro Crater. The crater floor is home to the one of the densest concentration of wildlife and you are sure to see large herds of elephants, zebra and much more. Gibb’s Farm

Day 6 Nairobi (B) Drive back to Lake Manyara for the light aircraft flight to Arusha and then on to Nairobi. Nairobi Serena Hotel

Olare Mara Kempinski Day 10 Masai Mara-Depart (BL) All too soon, your adventure comes to an end as your light aircraft flight brings you back to Nairobi, where you have lunch and time to freshen up in our Partner Lounge before your departure.

Our trip was beyond amazing. Everyone was pleased beyond their wildest expectations.

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FIRST PLUS

13 Days

Great Game Parks • Nairobi • Masai Mara • Lake Nakuru • Amboseli • Lake Manyara • Serengeti • Ngorongoro • Tarangire

Day 1 Arrive Nairobi Your safari adventure begins upon arrival in Nairobi today. Day 2-3 Masai Mara (BLD) There’s no better way to begin a safari than with a 2-night stay in the Masai Mara. Have your game-viewing checklist handy, as the Masai Mara has one of the richest varieties of birdlife and wildlife in the world.

Day 4 Lake Nakuru (BLD) An afternoon game drive Tour Highlights • Luxury accommodations • Full breakfast daily; 12 lunches and 12 dinners (BLD) • Game viewing in Kenya in 2WD SafariCruisers with English speaking driver-guide • Game viewing in Tanzania in 4WD vehicle with English speaking driver-guide • Complimentary bottled water while on safari (½ liter per day) • All park entry fees, service charges and hotel taxes • UTG Take Me With You Kit • UTG Safari Delay Protection

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in Lake Nakuru National Park might reveal rhino, Rothchild’s giraffe as well as the playful black and white Colobus monkeys.

Day 5-6 Amboseli (BLD) Your safari continues south to stunning Amboseli National Park at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Cynthia Moss focused much of her research on elephants in Amboseli National Park as herds of these gentle giants dot the plains.

Day 7 Lake Manyara (BLD) Cross into Tanzania today and continue to Lake Manyara. The lake lies in a depressed valley with the brown and red cliffs of the escarpment rising strikingly on one side. Springs rise up from the base of the escarpment, providing a welcome water supply.

Day 8-9 Serengeti (BLD) Continue to Tanzania’s most famous park, the Serengeti. The name Serengeti is derived from the Maasai word “siringet”, which means endless plains. The short grass plains of the Serengeti combined with an abundant source of food in large herds of zebra, wildebeest, impala and buffalo, make the Serengeti an ideal place to spot cheetah on the hunt. Day 10-11 Ngorongoro (BLD) The highlight of your stay in Ngorongoro is the full morning you will spend game viewing on the floor of the crater. Supporting more than 25,000 mammals, Ngorongoro Crater is home to a wide variety of both herbivores and carnivores. During your stay you will also have an opportunity to visit a local Masai village. Day 12 Tarangire (BLD) Your last night on safari includes game viewing in Tarangire National Park. The park derives its name from the Tarangire River and during your afternoon game drive in the park, you might spot lion, bat-eared fox, kudu and the bateleur eagle.

Day 13 Nairobi-Depart (BLD) There is time to freshen up in Nairobi before dinner and a transfer to the airport.

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We are home and it was an incredible adventure. The lodging and food was great. Our safari driver was awesome. We couldn’t have had a better group! - S.M Clarendon Hills, IL

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Mt. Kilimanjaro

our final climb in the early morning hours. (4-5 hours walking) Kibo Hut

the Marangu Route 7 Days This is one of several routes to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. Details on the other routes (Machame, Shira, Lemosho and Rongai Routes) are available on request.

Day 5 Summit Day! - 19,344 Feet (BLD) We climb by torchlight, aiming to be up at Gillman’s Point by sunrise (5-6 hours). Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.). Descend to Horombo for the night. (11-15 hours walking) Horombo Hut

Springlands Hotel

Day 6 Base Hotel (BL) A 5-6 hour walk brings us back to the National Park Gates for the transfer back to your hotel. Springlands Hotel

Day 2 Mandara Hut - 8,858 Feet (BLD) Today’s

Day 7 Depart (B) Depart after breakfast for home

climb takes you up through attractive and unspoilt forest to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut (2,765 m.), a group of comfortable ‘A’ frame wooden huts. (3-5 hours walking) Mandara Hut

or possibly a safari.

Day 1 Base Hotel Spend the evening at your base hotel preparing to begin your climb tomorrow.

Day 3 Horombo Hut - 12,205 Feet (BLD) The first part of the walk is a steep ascent through the forest, but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and in clear weather, there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. (4-6 hours walking)

Horombo Hut Day 4 Kibo Hut - 15,430 Feet (BLD) We climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to scree and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness. There is time to rest before beginning

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Amazing Volcanoes National Park 3 Days Day 1 Volcanoes National Park (D) Arrive in Kigali this morning where you will be met and transferred by road (about 90 minutes) to your lodge in Volcanoes National Park. Settle into your lodge for an afternoon at leisure.

will encounter a group of gorillas for a magical visit watching them interact with each other. This afternoon, you will be transferred to Kigali for the night.

Day 3 Kigali-Depart (B) Transfer to Kigali Airport for your onward flight.

The Best of Rwanda & Uganda 11 Days Day 1 Arrive Kigali Upon arrival in Kigali today, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Kigali Serena Hotel Day 2-3 Lake Kivuu (BLD) Today’s drive takes you to Lake Kivuu, one of the African Great Lakes. The lake itself is some 1,040 square miles and 4,790 feet above sea level. A leisurely stay provides time to enjoy the lake area. Lake Kivuu Serena Hotel Day 4-5 Volcanoes National Park Travel by road to Volcanoes National Park where a two night stay includes an afternoon trek in search of the Golden Monkeys and an early morning gorilla trekking experience. Gorilla Volcanoes Hotel Day 6-7 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (BLD)

Day 2 Gorilla Trekking - Volcanoes National Park-Kigali (BL) This morning excitement builds

A full day drive takes us across the border from Rwanda into Uganda and on to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. A full day is set aside for a gorilla trek.

as you trek in search of the gorillas. With luck, you

Gorilla Resort Bwindi Camp

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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Rwanda (above) - Gorilla Forest Camp, Uganda (below)

Day 8-9 Queen Elizabeth National Park (BLD) Your drive continues to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Spend an afternoon in the Maramagambo Forest and a morning on a fascinating game drive. Late afternoon finds you on the Kazinga Channel for amazing bird watching. Jacana Safari Lodge

Day 10 Entebbe (BL) We make our way back to Entebbe today, stopping for lunch enroute. Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel Day 11 Entebbe-Depart (B) Transfer to Entebbe Airport today for your flight home, or perhaps to continue your safari in Kenya or Tanzania.

Gorillas in the Mist 4 Days Day 1 Arrive Entebbe Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2-3 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (BLD) A scheduled flight takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for a 2 night stay. The highlight is your full day trek in search of a group of gorillas. With luck, you will encounter one of the groups and be captivated by them during your hour-long visit.

Day 4 Entebbe Depart (B) After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for the morning flight to Entebbe where you join your flight home or perhaps on to a safari in East or Southern Africa.

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South Luangwa National Park

Lake Malawi

Pemba

MALAWI

Lilongwe

ZAMBIA

Lusaka

Lake Kariba

Livingstone

Harare

Caprivi Etosha National Park

Victoria Falls

Chobe National Park

Hwange

Okavango Delta

Skeleton Coast

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Swakopmund

Beira

ZIMBABWE

Maun

NAMIBIA

Lower Zambezi Nt’l Park

BOTSWANA

Kalahari Desert

Windhoek

Vilanculos

MOZAMBIQUE Kruger National Park

Gaborone

Pretoria

Sossusvlei

Sabi

SWAZILAND

Namib Desert

Johannesburg

ATLANTIC OCEAN

SOUTH AFRICA Oudtshoorn

Hluhluwe National Park Durban

LESOTHO

Port Elizabeth

Cape Town

Vumbura Plains, Okavango Delta, Botswana

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Maputo

Victoria Falls Safari Club, Zimbabwe

INDIAN OCEAN


When Sir Francis Drake rounded the Cape of Good Hope and declared it to be the “fairest of all Capes”, he had yet to discover all the beauty that South Africa and her neighbors

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Southern Africa • South Africa • Zambia • Malawi

• Botswana • Zimbabwe • Namibia

held. The richness of Southern Africa comes from the diversity of land and cultures, all offering an amazing array of activities that entice visitors to return again and again.

• Mozambique • Mauritius

From the rugged coastline that reveals stunning countryside to plentiful game in Kruger National Park and the private land that surrounds it, to the water wonderland of the Okavango Delta and Zambia’s breathtakingly endless plains, Southern Africa never disappoints.

Average temperature and rainfall (in Fahrenheit and inches) BOTSWANA Maun

Temp Rainfall

MAURITIUS Port Louis

Temp Rainfall

NAMIBIA Etosha Pan Walvis Bay

Temp Rainfall Temp Rainfall

SOUTH AFRICA Cape Town

Temp Rainfall Johannesburg Temp Rainfall Nelspruit Temp Rainfall

ZAMBIA Livingstone

Temp Rainfall

ZIMBABWE Victoria Falls

Temp Rainfall

Jan 80 4.4 Jan 86 8 Jan 79 3 63 0 Jan 70 0.5 68 5 75 5 Jan 75 7 Jan 75 6.6

Feb 78 4.1 Feb 84 8 Feb 77 4 64 0 Feb 70 0.5 67 4 74 5 Feb 75 6 Feb 74 4.9

Mar 79 2.4 Mar 84 8 Mar 75 3 63 0 Mar 62 1 65 3 73 4 Mar 74 4 Mar 74 2.75

Twelve Apostles, Cape Town, South Africa

Apr 76 1.1 Apr 82 5 Apr 73 1 60 0 Apr 63 2 60 2 69 2 Apr 72 1 Apr 70 0.95

May 68 0.1 May 79 4 May 66 1 60 0 May 59 3 55 1 63 1 May 67 0.2 May 65 0.11

Jun 63 0 Jun 76 3 Jun 61 0 59 0 Jun 55 4 50 0.5 59 0.5 Jun 61 0 Jun 60 0.02

Jul 62 0 Jul 75 2 Jul 61 0 55 0 Jul 54 4 51 0.5 59 0.5 Jul 61 0 Jul 60 0

Aug 67 0 Aug 75 2 Aug 66 0 55 0 Aug 55 3 55 0.5 63 0.5 Aug 66 0 Aug 65 0.01

Sep 76 0.2 Sept 77 1 Sept 73 0 55 0 Sep 57 2 61 1 66 11 Sep 75 0.1 Sep 72 0.07

Oct 82 0.7 Oct 80 2 Oct 79 0 57 0 Oct 61 1.5 63 3 70 2.5 Oct 80 1 Oct 77 1.05

Nov 82 1.9 Nov 83 2 Nov 79 1 60 0 Nov 64 0.5 65 4 72 4.5 Nov 78 3 Nov 78 2.5

Dec 81 3.2 Dec 85 5 Dec 79 2.5 63 0 Dec 68 0.5 67 4 73 5 Dec 76 7 Dec 75 6.83

Imagine listening to the roar of 150 million gallons of water crashing over Victoria Falls into the gorge below...or the silence of gliding in a mokoro along the glassy-still waters of one of the many “fingers” of the Okavango Delta. No matter which country you choose - or if you visit more than one on your trip - you’ll be greeted with warm smiles and friendly hellos wherever you go. You’ll be amazed at the luxurious accommodations you find. Even tucked deep in the bush, there is no roughing it in Southern Africa. This is a land that is steeped with history and an amazing mixture of so many cultures, all merged together to create one that is unique to each country. These lands must be experienced - join us on a journey of discovery. Mala Mala, Sabi Sand, South Africa

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Cape Town Plus • Cape Town • Mpumalanga • Kruger National Park • Victoria Falls • Chobe • Okavango Delta YOUR CHOICE

7-11 Days

• 7 Days Cape Town & Private Game Reserve • 9 Days Cape Town, Private Game Reserve & Victoria Falls • 11 Days Cape Town, Private Game Reserve, Victoria Falls & Chobe or Okavango Delta

Tour Highlights • Ultra Flexibility – choose from our suggested accommodation combinations or ask us to mix and match to suit your unique style of travel • Breakfast daily, lunches and dinners as indicated by BLD • Game viewing in camp/lodge 4WD safari vehicle with English speaking Ranger • All park entry fees, hotel service charges and taxes • UTG Take Me With You Kit • UTG Safari Delay Protection

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Day 1-3 Cape Town (B) Cape Town is the perfect

Day 9 Victoria Falls - Depart (B) A morning

place to start a vacation in Southern Africa. During your 3-night stay, enjoy a full day excursion to the winelands or Cape Point – the choice is yours. There’s leisure time to walk along the waterfront or perhaps add a Walk to Freedom Tour. The options are endless.

transfer to Victoria Falls Airport begins your journey home… or add a stay in Botswana. Add Botswana as well and extend to our

11 day Stars of Southern Skies Day 9-10 Chobe or Okavango Delta (BLD)

Day 4-6 Private Game Reserve (BLD) Fly to Mpumalanga – gateway to Kruger National Park and the adjacent private game reserves. Excitement awaits over the next few days as you enjoy two daily game viewing activities. Most private reserves offer game walks with a totally different perspective on the bush.

Day 7 Mpumalanga Depart (B) A morning transfer to Mpumalanga begins your journey home... or continue on to Victoria Falls.

Choose from two exciting game viewing areas for a 2-night stay. Chobe is Botswana’s third largest wildlife area and takes its name from the Chobe River. It is perhaps most famous for its elephant population and you can often see herds of more than 300 at a time. The Okavango Delta is an extraordinary labyrinth of channels and rivers that floods seasonally, creating one of the most diversifed and rich game viewing areas in the world. Whichever area you choose, your game viewing will be rewarding.

Day 11 Chobe/Okavango Delta-Depart (B) Add Victoria Falls and extend to our

9 Day South Africa Discovery Tour Day 7-8 Victoria Falls (B) Fly to Livingstone and your choice of hotel on either the Zambia or Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls. A highlight awaits as you visit the “star” of the area - Victoria Falls. The Falls are over 5,500 feet wide and more than 328 feet high. There is also time to visit a nearby village and enjoy a sunset cruise along the Zambezi.

Enjoy a final look at the African sunrise this morning before traveling to Livingstone (or Maun) to begin your journey home.

It was fantastic! No guide book or photo could prepare us for actually being there. - H, Waterford, CT

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To see a complete itinerary of each option, view the following tours online at www.unitedtravelgroup.com: • Cape Town & Wildlife Express - 7 Days • South Africa Discovery - 9 Days • Stars of Southern Skies - 11 Days For Accommodation Choices, please see the price list or view the tours online.

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MALARIA-FREE FIRST PLUS

9 Days

South Africa Medley • Cape Town • Oudtshoorn • Knysna • Kariega Game Reserve

time is at leisure to explore on your own. Why not add a visit to Robben Island?

Enjoy two daily game viewing activities traversing the valleys, grassy plains and African bushveld.

Day 4 Oudtshoorn (B) Your exploration of the Garden Route begins with a drive to Oudtshoorn, known as the “feather capital of the world” thanks to its large ostrich industry. The ostrich is the world’s largest bird and it lays the largest egg.

Day 9 Kariega-Depart (B) Your adventure comes to an end today, as you are transferred to Port Elizabeth to begin your homeward bound journey.

PREMIER PLUS

Tour Highlights • Luxury accommodations • Full breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 3 dinners (BLD) • Sightseeing by air-conditioned micro-bus or mini-bus with English-speaking driver/guide • Game viewing in 4WD lodge vehicles with English-speaking Rangers • All park entry fees, service charges, hotel taxes • UTG Take Me With You Kit • UTG Safari Delay Protection

Day 1-3 Cape Town (B) We begin in Cape Town, South Africa’s beautiful harbor city. We’ve included a full day tour to either the winelands or the Cape Peninsula – it’s your choice. The remainder of your 22

Day 5-6 Knysna (B) Visit the Cango Caves, amazing underground chambers filled with massive stalactites, stalagmites and helictites. Your drive continues via the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to the town of George and then on to Knysna in the heart of the Garden Route. While in Knysna, enjoy a cruise on the Knysna Lagoon and time in the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you can walk along the paths dotted with fynbos and through Milkwood forests.

Day 7-8 Kariega Game Reserve (BLD) Your drive takes you through Tsitsikamma Forest and Port Elizabeth to Kariega Private Game Reserve - a malaria free Big 5 Game viewing area in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Wild cat, lynx, hyena, jackal, genet, bushpig, warthog, baboon, monkey, honey badger and porcupine are all hosted at Kariega.

7 Days

Highlights of Botswana • Victoria Falls • Chobe National Park • Okavango Delta Day 1-2 Victoria Falls (B) Welcome to Victoria Falls! Your relaxing two nights begins with a delightful cruise along the Zambezi as the sun begins to set. A walking tour of thundering Victoria Falls gives you the chance to view the falls from various vantage points and a local village visit provides a glimpse of how life continues much the same as it has for the past hundred years. Day 2-3 Chobe National Park (BLD) Drive into Botswana and Chobe National Park, most noted for

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Chobe Chilwero (above)/Gunns Camp (below)

Dana Allen ©

Xigera Camp, Okavango Delta (below)

its elephant population. In addition to game viewing by land, you can game view by water – a wonderful way to view the animals from a different perspective. Predators abound, so watch for lion, leopard and spotted hyena.

Day 4-6 Okavango Delta (BLD) A road and light aircraft flight transport you to your luxury lodge nestled in the Okavango Delta. Days are unstructured in the Delta. Depending on the water levels, you might choose to game view by water or by land.

Day 7 Maun-Depart (B)

Tour Highlights • Ultra Flexibility - Choice of accommodations • Full breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 5 dinners (BLD) • Game viewing in camp 4WD safari vehicles with English speaking Ranger • Light aircraft flights Kasane-Okavango Delta-Maun • All park entry fees, service charges and hotel taxes • UTG Take Me With You Kit • UTG Safari Delay Protection

Return to Maun today to begin your journey home… or extend your tour to another camp…or perhaps Cape Town, Namibia or beyond.

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The Hide, Hwange YOUR CHOICE

9 Days

In the Footsteps of Livingstone • Victoria Falls • Okavango Delta • Cape Town Tour Highlights • Ultra Flexibility - Choice of accommodations • Full breakfast daily; 3 lunches and 3 dinners (BLD) • Game viewing in 4WD camp vehicles with English speaking Ranger • Light aircraft flights Kasane-OkavangoMaun • All park entry fees, service charges and hotel taxes • UTG Take Me With You Kit • UTG Safari Delay Protection

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Day 1-2 Victoria Falls (B) Your hotel is so close to Victoria Falls that you might even hear the crash of millions of gallons of water into the river below. During your stay, you’ll cruise the Zambezi to watch the sun set, visit a nearby village and of course, tour the “smoke that thunders,” spectacular Victoria Falls.

Day 9 Cape Town-Depart (B) Enjoy a leisurely morning before departing Cape Town later today. Looking for a shorter tour?

Victoria Falls & Botswana Leave the tour on Day 6 from Maun

Day 3-5 Okavango Delta (BLD) A road and light aircraft transfer take you to your luxury camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta. During your three night stay, enjoy two daily game viewing activities either by land or water (depending on the water levels). With luck, you might spot the water-adapted red lechwe or greater kudo. Predators abound, so be on the lookout for leopard and hyena as well.

Day 6-8 Cape Town (B) Spend the last three nights of your tour in the beautiful harbor city of Cape Town. Two full days of touring include a full day to the Cape Peninsula, featuring a visit to Boulder Beach to see the penguins and fascinating Walk to Freedom tour describes the brave fight against apartheid, with a moving visit to Robben Island.

I am so thankful I relied on UTG to plan our trip through four countries. UTG’s professionalism and planning provided us with a tremendous experience. - Kathryn P, Amarillo, TX

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Ruckomechi Camp (above)

PREMIER PLUS

7-10 Days

Land of Giants • Chobe National Park • Victoria Falls • Hwange National Park • Mana Pools Day 1 - 2 Chobe National Park (BLD) Get ready

Day 7 Victoria Falls-Depart (B) Your time in the Tour Highlights • Deluxe accommodations • Full breakfast daily, 4 or 7 lunches and 4 or 7 dinners (BLD) • Game viewing in 4WD camp vehicles with experienced Ranger • Light aircraft flight Hwange-Mana Pools (extension only) • All park entry fees, hotel taxes and service charges • UTG Take Me With You Kit • UTG Safari Delay Protection

for amazing game viewing as you spend two nights in Chobe National Park in Botswana. Game viewing from the water gives you a totally different perspective, as the game is almost watching you! During your stay, you might also take a morning walk to learn about the flora and fauna of the bush.

forest alongside Victoria Falls, stopping at the various lookout points to soak in the views.

Ngoma Safari Lodge

Victoria Falls Safari Club

Day 3-4 Victoria Falls (B) Thundering Victoria Falls, also known as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” – the smoke that thunders – provide the backdrop for the next two days. During your stay, enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Zambezi and a thrilling walk through the rain

Day 5-6 Hwange National Park (BLD) A road journey takes you to one of Zimbabwe’s most famous national parks, Hwange. Choose from a variety of included game viewing activities. A game drive is a must, but this is also the perfect spot to enjoy a game walk with your experienced Ranger. The Hide

bush comes to an end today as you are transferred back to Victoria Falls Airport to begin your journey home. Or, extend your tour to Mana Pools on our

10 Day Heartlands of Africa Tour

Day 7-9 Mana Pools (BLD) Continue by light aircraft from Hwange to Mana Pools National Park, set 100 kilometers below Lake Kariba. While at Mana Pools you have the choice of viewing game by open safari vehicle, by motorized pontoon boats, on canoes, on foot or observing wildlife from one of the hides. The river attracts large numbers of elephant, buffalo, hippo and eland who all congregate at the river to drink water. Ruckomechi Camp Day 10 Mana Pools-Depart (B) All too soon, your trip comes to an end as you travel via light aircraft to Harare where you begin your homeward bound journey.

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PREMIER PLUS

9 Days

Wings Over Namibia • Windoek • Sossusvlei • Damaraland • Etosha Tour Highlights • Deluxe accommodations • Full American breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 6 dinners (BLD) • Light aircraft flights Windhoek-Sossusvlei-Swakopmund-Etosha-Windhoek • Game viewing in 4WD lodge vehicles with experienced English speaking Ranger • UTG Take Me With You Kit • UTG Safari Delay Protection

Day 1 Windhoek Welcome to Namibia! You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel where the remainder of the day is at leisure. Get a good night’s sleep tonight as a wonderful adventure begins in the morning.

Day 2-3 Sossusvlei (Namib Desert) (BLD) A light aircraft flight takes you to Sossusvlei and the Namib one of the most fascinating and scenically distinctive places on earth. The constantly shifting sand dunes of Sossusvlei are said to be the highest in the world - some over 1000 feet high. Choose from included

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activities such as a game drive that focuses on desert game and desert-adapted flora and fauna.

Day 4-5 Damaraland (BLD) After a scenic flight over the Namib Desert head to the Torra Conservancy’s rugged beauty. Chances are good for encountering the endangered Desert Elephant - said to be able to go up to four days without water.

Day 6-7 Etosha National Park (BLD) Fly to Ongava Game Reserve and nearby Etosha National Park. One of the largest parks in Africa, Etosha is perhaps most famous for the Etosha Pan - a shallow depression of over 1,900 square miles. With some luck, you might spot the black rhino or the black-faced impala, both rare species. Bird watchers will delight in the almost 340 species found in Etosha.

Day 8 Windhoek (B) A light aircraft flight takes you back to Windhoek, where the remainder of the day is at leisure.

PREMIER PLUS

9 Days

Zambia Explorer • South Luangwa Valley • Victoria Falls (Livingstone) Tour Highlights • Ultra Flexibility - Choice of accommodations with private facilities • Full breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 5 dinners (BLD) • Game viewing in camp in 4WD safari vehicles with English speaking Rangers • Light aircraft flights Lusaka-MfuweLusaka-Livingstone • All park entry fees, service charges and hotel taxes • UTG Take Me With You Kit • UTG Safari Delay Protection

Day 9 Depart Windhoek (B) After a leisurely morning, you will be transferred to the airport to begin your journey home.

Day 1-2 Mfuwe (BLD) Welcome to Zambia! After a morning arrival in Lusaka, the scenery quickly changes as you take the light aircraft flight to Mfuwe for the next 2 nights. The South Luangwa Valley is one of Africa’s most extraordinary game viewing spots. Did you know that zebras in this area look a bit different than those found in East Africa? Here, their stripes tend to be a bit closer together.

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Tena Tena, Zambia

Day 3-5 South Luangwa Valley (BLD) A drive takes you further south today, into the heart of the South Luangwa Valley for 3 nights at your choice of camp. Among the wildlife you might spot are hippos -- some say that there are 50 hippos every 2-3 feet along the Luangwa River. Keep your eye out for the beautiful kudu whose spiral horns reach gracefully to the sky.

Day 6-8 Victoria Falls (B) Fly to Victoria Falls (Livingstone) for a relaxing 3 night stay. You’ll tour the Falls and cruise down the Zambezi along with time to simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. There are plenty of optional activities like elephant interaction or a village visit as well. Day 9 Livingstone-Depart (B) Bid farewell to this paradise and transfer to the airport to begin your journey home.

It is truly the best trip that I have ever been on. Everyone was very friendly and kind, and seeing all those animals up close and personal was truly an amazing experience. -Maria A., Fall River, MA

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YOUR CHOICE

13 Days

Best of Africa • Cape Town • Victoria Falls • Masai Mara • Serengeti Tour Highlights • Ultra Flexibility - Choice of accommodations • Full breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 5 dinners (BLD) • Light aircraft flights Nairobi-MaraNairobi-Arusha-Serengeti-Arusha • Game viewing in 4WD safari vehicles with experienced driver/guides • All park entry fees, service charges and hotel taxes • UTG Take Me With You Kit • UTG Safari Delay Protection

day and one day is left to explore on your own. You might want to add a trip to Robben Island.

Day 4-5 Victoria Falls (B) You can almost hear the thundering sound of the Falls the moment you land in Victoria Falls. During your stay, enjoy a sundowner cruise along the Zambezi, get a peek into traditional life as you visit a local village, and, of course, tour magnificent Victoria Falls. Day 6 Nairobi (B) Fly to Nairobi today where the remainder of the day is at leisure. Day 7-8 Masai Mara (BLD) Fly to the Masai Mara, where game viewing will reveal a wide variety of wildlife, including lion, cheetah, hippo, giraffe, gazelle, elephant and a host of birdlife. Look carefully for the Lilac Breasted Roller, one of the prettiest birds in Kenya.

morning flight back to Nairobi, where the afternoon is at leisure.

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takes you back to Arusha where day rooms are available to freshen up and relax before your transfer to the airport this evening to begin your journey home.

YOUR CHOICE

15 Days

Rhapsody in the Wild • Arusha • Lake Manyara • Serengeti • Ngorongoro • Masai Mara • Victoria Falls • Okavango Delta being transferred to your lodge, the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 2 Lake Manyara (BLD) As you approach Lake Day 10-12 Serengeti (BLD) Fly to Tanzania’s most

Day 2-3 Cape Town (B) There are so many things to see and do in Cape Town. A choice of a full day to the Winelands or to Cape Point is included on one

Day 13 Serengeti-Depart (B) A light aircraft flight

Day 1 Arrive Arusha Welcome to Tanzania! After Day 9 Nairobi (B) After breakfast, depart on the

Day 1 Arrive Cape Town Arrive in Cape Town to begin your extraordinary journey.

were the most difficult of Africa’s wildlife to hunt. Can you name them? Elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino.

famous game park, the Serengeti for a three night stay. Keep your game list handy, as you are almost certain to see the Big Five. The Big Five got their name not because of their size, but because they

Manyara, you are sure to be struck by the dramatic views. The lake lies in a depressed valley with the brown and red cliffs of the escarpment rising strikingly on one side. Enjoy game viewing this afternoon in the nearby park.

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Camp Okavango (below)

Fairmont Mara Safari Club (below)

Day 8-9 Masai Mara (BLD) A light aircraft flight Tour Highlights • Ultra Flexibility - Choice of accommodations • Full breakfast daily, 10 lunches and 9 dinners (BLD) • Game viewing in 4WD safari vehicles with experienced driver/guides in Kenya, Tanzania and Rangers in Botswana • Light aircraft flights Nairobi-Mara-Nairobi; Kasane-Okavango Delta-Maun • All park entry fees, service charges and hotel taxes • UTG Take Me With You Kit • UTG Safari Delay Protection Day 3-4 Serengeti (BLD) Drive across the plains to Tanzania’s most famous game park, the Serengeti. The “endless plains” of the Serengeti will reveal myriad game and a lifetime of memories. Day 5-6 Ngorongoro (BLD) Your drive turns towards the Ngorongoro Conservation area where the highlight is a full day of game viewing in the Crater. Supporting more than 25,000 mammals, the crater is home to a wide variety of both herbivores and carnivores.

takes you to Kenya’s most famous reserve, the Masai Mara. Teeming wildlife includes a variety of plains game such as zebra, buffalo, wildebeest, gazelle, as well as predators such as hyena, jackal, lion, leopard and cheetah.

Day 10 Johannesburg (B) Fly back to Nairobi in time to take a late evening flight to Johannesburg.

Wild dog (above) - Topi (below)

Day 11-12 Victoria Falls (B) Fly to Victoria Falls, where on some days you can hear the crashing “thunder” of the Falls at your hotel. Enjoy a walking tour of the Falls and a visit to a nearby village to learn about the traditions and cultures that have passed from generation to generation.

Day 13-14 Okavango Delta (BLD) A combination of road and light aircraft transfers take you deep into Botswana’s magnificent Okavango Delta -- a maze of lagoons, lakes and hidden channels covering an area of over 16,000 sq km in flood season and shrinking to less than 9,000 sq km in the dry season.

Day 15 Maun-Depart (B) Your amazing journey ends today as a light aircraft flight brings you to Maun from where you begin your journey home.

Day 7 Ngorongoro-Nairobi (BL) Your drive takes you through Arusha and on to Nairobi for the night.

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Seychelles Interlude Zanzibar Spice

Mozambique Escape

The moderate climate and miles of white sandy beaches make the Seychelles a favorite for relaxing post-safari or a pampering beach getaway. The islands are also home to two of U.N.E.S.C.O’s world heritage sites: Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll and the Vallei de Mai on Praslin, believed by some to be the original site of the Garden of Eden. Mahe is easily reached from Nairobi, making the Seychelles a perfect beach companion to an East Africa safari.

Just 25 miles from the coast of Tanzania lies the hidden jewel of Zanzibar. At 60 miles long and 20 miles wide, Zanzibar is known for its beautiful sandy white beaches with fringing coral reefs – as well as the magic of historic Stone Town, said to be the only remaining viable ancient city in East Africa. At one time, Zanzibar was both the largest producer of cloves and the largest slave trading center on the East African coast. Today, it makes it a perfect ending after an East Africa safari.

About the size of Texas, Mozambique lies in the southeastern part of Africa. Its 1,500 mile coastline of pristine white beaches is lapped by the warm blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The resorts of Mozambique are popular both après safari and as pure sun and fun getaways. Outstanding coral reefs delight snorkelers and divers. Access from Johannesburg is easy. Why not add a few days to your next holiday?

Day 1 Arrive Mahe Arrive in Mahe where you will

Day 1 Arrive Zanzibar A short flight takes you to

Day 1 Arrive Maputo/Island Getaway Depending

be met and transferred to your luxury beach-front resort. Relax and enjoy the resort’s amenities or add on an optional tour.

the Spice Island where you will be met and transferred to your beach-front resort.

on your choice of accommodation, arrive in Maputo and connect directly to your light aircraft transfer or road transfer to the resort of your choice. Relax and begin to unwind at your island resort.

Day 2-4 Mahe Enjoy three full days of relaxation, sun and fun. Pamper yourself with a spa treatment or try an exciting optional excursion like fishing.

Day 5 Mahe Depart Bid the glittering paradise farewell as you are transferred to the airport to begin your homeward journey.

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Day 2-3 Zanzibar Enjoy two full days of relaxation or why not take an optional excursion to the Jozani Forest or Stone Town? There are a variety of options to choose from. Day 4 Zanzibar-Depart Transfer to the airport today for the short flight to Dar Es Salaam, from where you begin your journey home.

Days 2-3 Island Getaway No matter which resort you choose, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy – if you like! Or, just settle into a chaise lounge and soak in the warm rays of the sun.

Day 4 Maputo-Depart You will be transferred back to Maputo today to begin your homeward journey.

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Peaceful coastal view, Mauritius

Baraza pool, Zanzibar (below); Zanzibar sunset (above)

Mauritius Getaway The island paradise of Mauritius looks almost like a small dot in the large expanse of ocean set between Southern Africa and Australia. The residents of this island paradise are a fascinating blend of Indian, Africa, European and Chinese origin. And the powdery white sandy beaches that dot the coastline are impossible to resist. With frequent flights from Johannesburg, Mauritius is an ideal post-South Africa destination.

Royal Palm Garden suite, Mauritius (below); Pemba Beach, Mozambique (above)

Day 1 Arrive Mauritius Arrive in Mauritius today where you will be met and transferred to the resort of your choice. There is no schedule here, so relax and pamper yourself by doing absolutely nothing. Day 2-4 Mauritius Three full days in your resort are perfect for mixing total relaxation with some optional activities like a round of golf or a pampering spa treatment.

Day 5 Mauritius-Depart All too soon, your time in the sun is over as you are transferred to the airstrip for your flight home.

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MARA SERENA SAFARI LODGE Masai Mara, Kenya

SAROVA MARA GAME CAMP Masai Mara, Kenya

SAROVA LION HILL GAME LODGE Lake Nakuru, Kenya

ARUSHA COFFEE LODGE Arusha, Tanzania

GIBB’S FARM Karatu (Ngorongoro), Tanzania

MARAMBOI TENTED CAMP Tarangire - Manyara, Tanzania

TARANGIRE SOPA LODGE Tarangire, Tanzania

TARANGIRE TREETOPS Tarangire, Tanzania

MBUZI MAWE SERENA CAMP Serengeti, Tanzania

SERENGETI MIGRATION CAMP Serengeti, Tanzania

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CAPE CADOGAN Cape Town, South Africa

CAPE TOWN HOLLOW Cape Town, South Africa

CAPE GRACE Cape Town, South Africa

SOUTHERN SUN WATERFRONT Cape Town, South Africa

LION SANDS RIVER LODGE Sabi Sand, South Africa

SAVANNA GAME LODGE Sabi Sand, South Africa

KINGS CAMP Timbavati, South Africa

KAPAMA RIVER LODGE Kapama Game Reserve, South Africa

SABI SABI SELATI CAMP Sabi Sand, South Africa

ROYAL LIVINGSTONE Livingstone, Zambia

TOKA LEYA Livingstone, Zambia

VICTORIA FALLS SAFARI CLUB Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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SAVUTE SAFARI LODGE Savute Channel, Botswana

CHIEF’S CAMP Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

LEROO LA TAU Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

ZARAFA CAMP Linyanti/Selinda, Botswana

LAGOON CAMP Kwando River/Caprivi Strip, Botswana

THE HIDE SAFARI CAMP Hwange, Zimbabwe

DAVISON’s CAMP Hwange, Zimbabwe

CHINDENI BUSHCAMP South Luangwa, Zambia

SANCTUARY PUKU RIDGE Camp South Luangwa, Zambia

SHUMBA CAMP Busanga Plains, Zambia

LITTLE KULALA Sossusvlei, Namibia

Dana Allen ©

STANLEY & LIVINGSTONE AT VICTORIA FALLS Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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SPAIN

ITALY

GREECE CYPRUS

TUNISIA

MOROCCO

JORDAN

ALGERIA

Cairo LIBYA

EGYPT

WESTERN SAHARA

Aswan

MAURITANIA

SAUDI ARABIA

SUDAN

MALI

NIGER

CHAD

SENEGAL

BURKINA FASO

GUINEA

BENIN

NIGERIA

SIERRA LEONE

LIBERIA

YEMEN

ERITREA

IVORY COAST

GHANA

SOMALIA

ETHIOPIA

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC CAMEROON

Equator

EQUATORIAL GUINEA GABON

UGANDA

CONGO

Masai Mara

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO RWANDA

KENYA Nairobi Mombasa

Serengeti

Arusha TANZANIA

Zanzibar

Dar es Salaam

ANGOLA

SEYCHELLES

MALAWI

ZAMBIA

Livingstone Harare Victoria Falls

ZIMBABWE

NAMIBIA

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Cape Town Tour prices, departure dates, accommodation choices and Terms and Conditions can be found in the accompanying Price Supplement. The Price Supplement is also available on our website and on request by calling us at 800-223-6486.

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