Jewels of Africa with Nairobi (IQBC)

12 Day Package from Nairobi to Cape Town

Monograms has created all-in-one packages a cut above going on your own, while leaving the group behind. Each package comes with hand-selected hotels, plus "they really do that?" service of a Monograms Local Host®-a local expert available throughout your stay. We've arranged sightseeing, exclusive to Monograms guests, complete with VIP access into some of the most incredible attractions (that means you skip the lines). We've arranged transportation and we offer a selection of special excursions. With Monograms, you travel in style independently without going it alone.


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

Private safari Driver/Guide in Kenya; Local Hosts in Nairobi, Victoria Falls & Cape Town

Meals Included

American breakfast daily; 5 lunches; 3 dinners

Sightseeing & Activities

Private sightseeing and game drives, as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2018 / 2019

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

This unique package brings you the best of East & Southern Africa including private guided sightseeing in Cape Town & Victoria Falls and five exciting game drives in the famed Maasai Mara!

DAY
1
ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA

Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

DAY
2
NAIROBI

Start your PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING with a visit to the SHELDRICK ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE, founded and managed by Daphne Sheldrick. Here, you will learn about elephant conservation and meet elephant calves, orphaned by poachers, before they are re-introduced to the wild. Next, visit the KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM, dedicated to the author of Out of Africa. Lastly, stop at the GIRAFFE CENTER, a non-profit organization focused on saving the Rothschild’s giraffe, where you will learn about this sub-species and have the opportunity to feed them.

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DAY
3
NAIROBI–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE AREA

Today, drive to MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya’s most famous game area. Stop for lunch en route before embarking on your first GAME DRIVE in search of the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo.

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DAY
4
MAASAI MARA AREA

Your Driver/Guide navigates you on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES in the “Mara,” as it is called by the locals. Part of the Serengeti ecosystem, the reserve boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, generally between August and early November, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, leopard, and hyena.

NOTE:
The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.

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DAY
5
MAASAI MARA AREA

Further explore this magical place during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. Watch for elephant, rhino, topi, cheetah, and more. Between drives, enjoy leisure time to relax.

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DAY
6
MAASAI MARA AREA–NAIROBI

Join your Driver/Guide for one last GAME DRIVE this morning. Later, board a plane for the quick flight back to Nairobi where you will overnight.

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DAY
7
NAIROBI–VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

This morning, fly to Zimbabwe. This evening, enjoy a CRUISE on the Zambezi River, which affords you a great opportunity to photograph wildlife and a spectacular Africa sunset.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
8
VICTORIA FALLS

Today, visit mighty VICTORIA FALLS for an awe-inspiring experience. Enjoy a PRIVATE GUIDED WALK, where you will learn the history of the falls and hear fascinating details about the surrounding flora and fauna. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

NOTE:
During the dry season (September-December) and during dry years, water flow to Victoria Falls may be low.

DAY
9
VICTORIA FALLS–CAPE TOWN

Today, fly to beautiful Cape Town (via Johannesburg), widely referred to as the “Mother City” by locals.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
10
CAPE TOWN

Start your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR with a CABLE-CAR RIDE up Table Mountain (weather permitting). Here, you will enjoy stunning views of the city and its surroundings. Next, stop at Boulders Beach, where you will visit a COLONY OF ENDANGERED AFRICAN PENGUINS, known for the unique sound they make. After lunch, continue to CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the southwesternmost point of the African continent, for incredible panoramic views. On your return journey, skirt the rocky coastline as you ascend Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the most spectacular drives in the world, then continue through the fishing village of Hout Bay. The evening is at your leisure in Cape Town.

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DAY
11
CAPE TOWN

Enjoy a full day at your leisure. Your Local Host is happy to make recommendations.

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DAY
12
CAPE TOWN

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Transportation

Kenya: private sightseeing vehicle in Nairobi & private safari mini-bus on safari carrying up to six people, and features a pop-up roof for easy game viewing/photography; Victoria Falls & Cape Town: private vehicle; private transfers to/from airport for all intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights and taxes not included.

Included Hotels

Nairobi
Maasai Mara National Reserve Area
Victoria Falls
Cape Town

Eka Hotel Nairobi

Along Mombasa Road
Nairobi, Kenya

Check-in - 12:00
Check-out - 10:00

Ideally located along Mombasa Road, this stylish hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi hot spots, two restaurants, two bars, laundry and concierge services, a gym, and an outdoor swimming pool set in lush gardens.

Location & Highlights

Eka Hotel is ideally located along Mombasa Road, just minutes away from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the Karen Blixen Museum, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and the bustling central business district.

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Television
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
Warm, welcoming guestrooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi hot spots, minibar, in-room safe, coffee-making facilities, flatscreen TV, and more.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Nairobi
Maasai Mara National Reserve Area
Victoria Falls
Cape Town

Nairobi Serena Hotel

Kenyatta Ave.
Nairobi, Kenya

Check-in - 12:00
Check-out - 10:00

Despite its central location, the Nairobi Serena hotel is a quiet sanctuary amid the bustle of one of Africa's most dynamic cities. The interior décor reflects an entirely pan-African theme featuring art and inspiration from Ethiopia, the Maghreb, West Africa and East Africa. Offering a wide range of dining experiences, The Nairobi Serena is renowned for its 'Mandhari' fine-dining restaurant, which is universally acknowledged as one of Kenya's finest.

Location & Highlights

Located in central Nairobi, just moments from most of the cities attractions including art & cultural institutions, shopping, nightlife and entertainment.

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
The 183 guestrooms are presented in a fusion of international and pan-African design. All rooms include internet access, safes, minibars, LCD TVs with satellite, complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Maasai Mara National Reserve Area
Victoria Falls
Cape Town

Maasai Mara National Reserve Area

Maasai Village

Learn more about this semi-nomadic tribe, famous for herding cattle and their distinctive red clothing.

Price Range: $

Victoria Falls

Game Drive in Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve

Journey to Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve for an exciting game drive.

Price Range: $$$

Helicopter Flight Over Victoria Falls

Take to the sky for great views of Victoria Falls.

Price Range: $$$$

Village Visit

Visit a rural village for fascinating interactions with the local people and gain an insight into their life and culture.

Price Range: $$

Fishing the Zambezi River

Fish the Zambezi River for one of the world's great freshwater game fish, the powerful Tigerfish.

Price Range: $$$

Home Hosted Dinner

Join a local family for dinner and fascinating conversation all while learning about the local culture and traditions.

Price Range: $

Cape Town

Cape Winelands

Sample wine and explore the picturesque valleys and vineyards in the beautiful Cape Winelands outside of Cape Town.

Price Range: $$

Hermanus Whale Watching (Private)

Journey to Hermanus, one of the world's whale-watching meccas, for your chance to see the rare southern right whale.

Price Range: $$$$

Cape Malay Cooking Safari

Visit the historic Bo-Kaap, or Cape Malay area, where you will learn about the culture and visit a local home for a cooking class.

Price Range: $$

Cape Town Apartheid Tour

Embark on a thought-provoking journey into South Africa's Apartheid past with an expert private guide.

Price Range: $$$$

Insider

Cape Town

Cape Town

Meet Lionel, one of your Local Hosts in Cape Town, South AfricaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Cape Town, South Africa. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Cape Town and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Cape Town and South Africa insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

Robert has been involved in tourism for almost 30 years. He began his career as a driver and when that was not enough to fill his desire for tourism, he began his studies to become a tour guide. With numerous years of experience in travel and tourism, Robert continues to delight everyone he meets by sharing his passion for travel. He is eager to share his extensive knowledge of South Africa to give travellers an experience of a lifetime!

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Set against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, Kirstenbosch is rated as one of the most magnificent botanical gardens in the world. It is actually part of a larger nature reserve that is dedicated to preserving the diverse flora of this region and other parts of South Africa. It is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. This is a must visit while in Cape Town if you love plants or learning about unique habitats.

Bo-Kaap

Also known as the "Cape Malay Quarter" this lively Cape Town neighborhood is famous for its colorful houses, ranging from lime-green and pink to orange. Founded by former slaves in the 1750s, it has a fascinating history and is a true melting pot of cultures. Walk through the neighborhood and absorb the atmosphere and consider stopping for a traditional Malay meal at a local restaurant or visit the Bo-Kaap Museum to learn more about the history of the neighborhood and the people that call it home.

District Six Museum

This moving and informative museum documents the history of this vibrant area that was bulldozed during the Apartheid years. Through the use of photographs and testimonials the moving story of the 60,000 people who were forcibly displaced comes to life. For history buffs this is the one museum in Cape Town that is not to be missed.

Cape Town Diamond Museum

Did someone say diamonds? South Africa has storied history of diamond mining that is chronicled at this museum. Diamonds were discovered in South Africa in 1867 and within ten years 95% of the worldwide supply was coming from this rugged country at the southern tip of Africa. From the birth of a stone to the final polishing to colorful characters the story of diamonds in South Africa is a fascinating one. Add to that the convenient location in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and it is easy to add this to your visit.

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Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Monograms, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $1,641. Required intra-vacation air segments are Maasai Mara/Nairobi; Nairobi/Victoria Falls; Victoria Falls/Cape Town. Air prices were effective on July 11, 2018, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your vacation, air prices may be higher.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Singles are available only when traveling in a party of two or more.

Safari package includes park entrance fees of $240 per person.

Upgrade to a 4x4 vehicle in Kenya is available for $70-$180 per person (depending on party size). Ask for details at time of booking.

2020 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2019.

NOTES:

  • Bottled water is included on all game drives in the Maasai Mara.
  • All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.
  • Consult with your physician for the latest health requirements for travel to Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe .
  • We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough while driving on/off road in game parks.
  • Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles and flights in Kenya, your suitcase must be soft-sided and cannot exceed 33 lbs including hand luggage.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).