NAIROBI TO CAPE - ?· linking Nairobi , Victoria Falls and ... nights at ol Donyo Lodge in the Chyulu…

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    CapetoCairo,NairotoCape.TheBritishdreamtofaCapetoCairo,pan-Africanrailway:Itneverhappenedforthem.TheKenyansdreamtofCapetoNairo(bi):Ithappenedforthemin2017.Youjustflyit!ThisbestofAfricatourshowcasesthefantastic,newKenyaAirwaysroutelinkingNairobi,VictoriaFallsandCapeTown.TwonightsatolDonyoLodgeintheChyuluHills,overlookingKilimanjaro;twonightsatMahaliMzuriintheMaasaiMarasOlareMotorogiConservancy,withachancetohorseridewithRideKenyaMara;1nightatTheEmakoko,borderingthewildliferichNairobiNationalPark,whichalsomakesforaveryconvenientbaseforaccesstoeitherJKIAorWilsonairports.ThegroupthenfliestoVictoriaFallstospendtwonightsaticonicTheVictoriaFallsHotel,withunrivalledviewsoverVictoriaFallsGorgeandthethunderousFallsthemselves.AdrenalineactivitieswillbelaidoninVictoriaFalls,includingasiteinspectionofthenewGreatPlainsMpalaJenaCamp,whichwillopenintheZambeziNationalParkinJuly2018.Placesavailable:2groupsofupto9ineach

  • 2nightsolDonyoLodge|2nightsMahaliMzuri|1nightTheEmakoko|2nightsTheVictoriaFallsHotel

    InternationalflightsbasedonKQflights10MayNBO-VFA;12MayVFA-CPT.ExcludesflightstoNBO/fromCPT(KQareofferingdiscountedtraderatesexLHR/PAR/AMS)

    DinneranddrinksinVictoriaFalls LaundryinNairobiandVictoriaFalls Overnighthotelifneededon4MayinNairobi VisasandInsurance Spatreatmentswhereavailable Gratuities TransferfromCapeTownairporttoonward

    destination

    05-12May2018

    USD950 N/AUSD950

    Lightaircrafts:Nairobi-olDonyo-Mara-Nairobi 7nightssharedtwinaccommodation Parkfees,conservancyfeesinKenyaand

    Zimbabwe TwicedailyactivitiesonsafariinKenya,including

    RideKenyahorseriding(experiencerequired) FullboardmealsinKenya VictoriaFallsactivities:TourofFalls,sundowner

    cruise,choiceofhigh-wireactivity LaundryatolDonyoLodgeandMahaliMzuri AllroadtransfersinNairobiandVictoriaFalls Mostmealsanddrinks

  • BigtuskeratolDonyoLodgewaterhole

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    05MayTransferfromyourearlyarrivalinternationalflight,orhotel,toconnectwithamorninglightaircraftflight(whereyouwillmeetyourGreatPlainshostforthefulldurationofthetriptoCapeTown)fromNairobiWilsonorJKIAtotheChyuluHills(timeandairporttobeconfirmed.40minuteflight).20minutetransferfromairstriptolodge.2nightsatolDonyoLodgeinapoolsuiteonafullyinclusivebasiswithtwicedailyactivities.olDonyoLodgeisaRelais&ChteauxandNationalGeographicUniqueLodgesoftheWorldmemberpropertywithsevensuiteslocatedontheslopesoftheChyuluHillsoverlookingMountKilimanjaro.Twonightshardlydoesjusticetotheplethoraofactivitiesonofferinthis275,000acresofMaasailand.Choosebetweendayandnightgamedrives,walking,exploringlavatunnels,horseriding,mountain-biking,sleepingunderthestarsonyourroof-topbed,watchthebigtuskerelephantsdrinkfromthewaterholesbelowthelodge,orjustrelaxinyourpoolsuite.Note:Shouldwehave10ormoreagents/press,wewillsplitthegroupintotwogroups.OnegroupwillgotoolDonyoLodgeon5thMayandtheothertoMahaliMzurithatday,andthenthegroupsswitchon7thMaytomeetagainon9thMayatTheEmakoko.

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    SetontheMbirikaniGroupRanch275,000acresofimmaculate,privatewildAfricaborderingthefoothillsoftheChyuluHillsNationalPark olDonyoLodgeblendscontemporarydesignwiththerichcultureandhistoryofthepeopleofthisarea,theindomitableMaasai.Thisisanarearichinwildlife,wheresomeofAfricaslastgiantelephantbullsroamfreely,wherethehauntingcallsofleopardsinterruptthenightandwherelionarebeingpulledbackfromthebrinkofannihilation.Thelodgeitselfwasrebuiltin2008andsitsinthickwoodlandonagentlyslopinghillsidewithviewsoutovertheplainstoadistantKilimanjaro.Designedtomergeyouroutdoorandindoorliving,aseriesofuniquesuitesandvillas(notwoarethesame)appearstoemergefromthearidlandscapeoneithersideofapalatialloungeanddiningarea.Sixpoolsuitesplus1two-bedroomfamilyunitoffersaharmoniousblendofcontemporaryandrusticaccommodation,mergingthelandscapeintoeachsuite.Alloftheroomshavetheirownplungepoolandenjoyroofterraceswhereintimatestarbedscanbesetup,allowinggueststhethrillofsleepinginstyleunderacanopyofendlessstarswhileconnectingwiththeirsenseofplaceandself.

  • MahaliMzuriintheOlareMotorogiConservancy

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    07MayLightaircrafttransferfromolDonyoLodgetoOlareOrokairstripintheMaraConservanciesandthena25minutegamedrivetoMahaliMzuri*2nightsatMahaliMzuriinatwintentonafullyinclusivebasiswithtwicedailyactivities.MahaliMzuriisSirRichardBransons12-tentedcamplocatedintheOlareMotorogiConservancyofthewiderMaasaiMaraecosystem.DuringthetwonightshereyouwillexperiencetheMaraoutsideoftheGreatMigrationseasonandbesurprisedthatthewildlifeseenatthistimeofyearisasgoodasanywhereinAfricainpeakseason,yetyouhavetheMaraalmosttoyourselves.AswellasdayandnightgamedrivesintheconservancytherewillalsobetheopportunitytovisittheRideKenyaMarastables,offeringthethrillofridingamongstwildlifewithbeautifullyschooledhorses,experiencedguidesandfinestequipment.*Note:DependingonnumbersthisflightwilleitherbeviaWilsonAirportNairobionSafarilinkscheduledflights,orifthegroupin10+insizeitwillbeadirectcharterflight.Horse-ridingsubjecttoexperienceandconditionsavailableonridingquestionnaireform.

  • MahaliMzuriisauniquelydesigned,luxuriouscamp,perchedonthesideofawildlife-filledgorgeoftheNtiakitiakRiver,whichwindsitswaydownintotheMaasaiMaraReserve.Itsglamping,butnotasyouknowit!Eachofthe12tentsaredesignedtobeyourhomeawayfromhomewithensuitebathrooms,invitingprivatedecksandviewsyouwontwanttomiss.A12-metreoutdoorinfinitypoolalsooverlooksthegorge,withaspaonthevalleyfloorofferingamultitudeoftreatmentsforrelaxingtiredlimbsorbeautifyingyourself.Internationalandpan-Africandiningoptionsincludelacartebreakfast,lunchanddinner,aswellassumptuousbushpicnicsandfantasticsundownerspots.Thebarandloungeareaalsoincludesalibrary,iPadsandWiFiforthosewhoneedtokeepincontactwithhomeoroffice.Thecampisinprimepredatorterritoryandtheannualwildebeestandzebramigrationpassesliterallyinfrontofyourtent,offeringyouthechancetowitnessoneofthemiraclesofnaturefirst-handfromthecomfortofyourverandah.Dayandnightgamedrivesandcommunityvisitsavailable.

  • TheEmakoko,overlookingNairobiNationalPark

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    09MayMorningscheduledlightaircrafttransferfromOlareOrokairstriptoNairobiWilsonairport.TransferthroughNairobiNationalParktoTheEmakoko(approx.60minutes)*1nightatTheEmakokoinatwinsuiteonafullboardbasis.TheEmakokoisasmall,all-suitelodgeof10roomsontheedgeofNairobiNationalPark,perchedalongsideaverdantrivervalley.ItistheperfectbasetoexploretheNairobiNationalPark,renownedforitshealthyrhinopopulation,aswellasaveryconvenient,traffic-free(otherthanwildlifeblockingthetracks)baseforthosetransitingbetweenJKIAandWilsonairports.Theowners,EmmaandAntonChilds,usedtomanageolDonyoLodgeandwouldlovetohearaboutyourexperiencesthere,aswellastellyousomestoriesfromtheirtenure.TheyalsomakethefinestDawainKenya!Butnottoomanyasyouhaveaveryearlystartthenextmorning*Note:Ifthegroupis10+insize,oneofthetwogroupswillarrivebylightaircraftfromolDonyoLodgetoWilsonairportonscheduledSafarilinkflightandtransferredtomeettheothergroupatEmakoko.

  • EarlymorningatTheVictoriaFallsHotel

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    10MayAnearlymorningstart.TransferthroughNairobiNationalParktoJKIAforyourKenyaAirwaysKQ792internationalflight*toVictoriaFallsdepartingNairobiat07:20,arrivingintoVictoriaFallsat09:35.20minutesroadtransferfromthenewVictoriaFallsairporttoTheVictoriaFallsHotel.2nightsatTheVictoriaFallsHotelinatwinroomonabed&breakfastbasis.WithdramaticviewsofthegorgesofZimbabwesspectacularVictoriaFalls,TheVictoriaFallsHotel,builtbytheBritishin1904,wasoriginallyconceivedasaccommodationforworkersontheCapetoCairo[sic.Nairo]railway.NowitisoneoftheworldsmosticonichotelsandmemberofTheLeadingHotelsoftheWorld.Thehotels161roomsandsuitesechoesitsgloriouspedigree.FourdininglocationsincludethefamousLivingstoneRoom,outdoorpoolandStanleysTerrace,spa,gymandevenahairdresserforthatlast-minute,pre-WeAreAfricacut!*Ownarrangements.Seeinternationalflightsonnextpage

  • HistoricflagpoleatTheVictoriaFallsHotel

    10May 09:35ArriveVictoriaFallsairport

    fromNairobi TransfertoVictoriaFallsHotelfor

    checkin MorningtourofVictoriaFalls

    NationalPark(note,youwillgetwetasthisisthepeak-flowofthefalls!)

    LUNCHTheLookoutCafoverlookingtheBatokaGorge

    Afterlunchdoyourhigh-wifeactivityofchoice:flyingfox,gorgeswingorcanopyzip-line

    TransfertoWildHorizonssundownercruise

    AftercruisetransferbacktoTheVictoriaFallsHotelfordinner(dinnerownexpense)

    11May BreakfastatTheVictoriaFallsHotel

    andsiteinspection SiteinspectionofOldDriftLodge Continuetothesiteofthenew

    GreatPlainsMpalaJenaCamp,underconstructionintheZambeziNationalPark(opensJuly2018with4Moroccanstyletentsandatwo-bedroomfamilysuite)

    LUNCHAttheMpalaJenasite ReturntoTheVictoriaFallsHotelto

    freshen-upandthensundownersonTheTerrace

    DinneratJungleJunction,TheVictoriaFallsHotel(dinnerownexpense)

  • 12May TransferfromVictoriaFallsHotelto

    VictoriaFallsairportforKenyaAirwaysflightKQ792toCapeTown,departingat10:25

    13:35ArriveCapeTownInternationalAirport

    WAAtransferstoWAAhosthotelsENDOFARRANGEMENTS

    INTERNATIONALFLIGHTARRANGEMENTSInternationalflightsareextra.Forthisitineraryyouwillneedtobookthefollowingflightsectors,plusyourflightsintoNairobiandoutfromCapeTown:10MAYKenyaAirwaysKQ792Nairobi-VictoriaFalls07:20-09:3512MAYKenyaAirwaysKQ792VictoriaFalls-CapeTown10:25-13:35ForbestvaluebookyourwholeroutingwithSkyteamflightmembers:KenyaAirways,KLM,AirFrance,DeltaAirlinesSpecialratesforWAAmembersjoiningthistripthroughKQLondonofficeforroutesfromLHR,CDGorAMSflyingKQsectorsonlyContactbina.Damodar@kenya-airways.com+442082831873

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    AlexWalters|+44(0)1547560850|alex@greatplainsconservation.com|www.greatplainsconservation.comwww.virginlimitededition.com

    www.emakoko.comwww.victoriafallshotel.com

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