October 23, 2019
14 Days Blue Train Wildlife Africa Beach Safari and Cruise Holidays
Written By Claudious Tours and Safaris
14 Days Blue Train Wildlife Africa Beach Safari and Cruise Holidays
14 Days Blue Train Wildlife Africa Beach Safari and Cruise Holidays exclusive trip offers the best of East and Southern Africa Safaris providing our traveler with an excellent opportunity to combine wildlife tours on land, a beach holiday in Mombasa on the Kenyan Coast, a chopper flight over Africa’s renowned Victoria Falls with its breath-taking views, guided walking safari in a pristine national park (namely the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park), a scenic ride on the famous Blue Train across the South African landscape and finally a commencement of your cruise holiday from Cape Town.
Day 1 Arrive in Nairobi
Arrival and Transfer to the Hotel the Nairobi Kempinski Hotel. Justly famed for its superlative standards of efficiency, service and hospitality, the elegantly sophisticated Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel is considered by many to be Nairobi’s finest hotel. Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi is a 5 Star Luxury hotel offering the perfect fusion of European luxury and Kenyan hospitality, Villa Rosa Kempinski is a unique destination where guests can spend time relaxing or working. An overnight stay at the Nairobi Kempinski Hotel Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast
Day 2 Nairobi – Fly to Masai Mara Sand River Camp
14 Days Blue Train Wildlife Africa Beach Safari and Cruise Holidays begins on this day by departing from your hotel and transfer to Wilson airport for a scheduled flight to Masai Mara, and after 45 minutes you arrive Masai Mara airstrip where Mara Sand River Camp driver guide will be waiting for you for a transfer to the Lodge. Afternoon game drive to this game reserve and after return to the camp for dinner and overnight at Mara Sand River Luxury Camp Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3 Explore Masai Mara National Park
After breakfast, morning and afternoon game drive follows to this reserve to view the Big Five and the prolific bird life in this African wilderness park. Lunch is served with a game drive in the afternoon with a stopover at Masai Boma (extra payment) or Relax at the swimming pool. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sand River Luxury Camp Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Day
Day 4 Masai Mara – Nairobi
Early morning game drives when predators are active before coming back for breakfast at the camp. After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip with the last picturesque of the MARA. Board your flight to Nairobi to Wilson airport. On arrival our representative will be waiting for you and transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta International airport to catch your flight to Mombasa at Afro chic Diani beach hotel. Lying south of Mombasa, Kenya, on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Afro-chic Diani is the perfect getaway for the discerning traveler who wants to simply ‘flop and drop’ and enjoy the spectacular views of exotic and ancient dhows in full sail.
Day 5 AfroChic Diani Beach Hotel
AfroChic is certainly one of Africa’s best kept secrets. It is a marriage of romance, African style and all that is best in East African hospitality. AfroChic is certainly a jewel in the Elewana Collection, and one that continues to shine brighter than ever. Miles of expansive and near deserted beaches await discovery, and for those who wish a more active way to spend the day, an 18 hole Championship Golf Course is within three minutes’ drive from the hotel. Local boutiques, spas, and craft markets are a short ride away, and day trips to Shimba Hills Reserve and Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary add to the Kenyan Coastal Experience.
Day 6 AfroChic Diani Beach Hotel
Unlike many larger Diani Beach hotels, the style at AfroChic Diani Beach is eclectic, refreshing and incredibly intimate. It’s a beautiful alternative for those looking for a personal touch while enjoying rest and relaxation only seconds from the beach. The stunning grounds, beautiful rooms and coastal location make this one of the best resorts for romantics. To make the perfect getaway even more perfect, the Diani boutique hotel features attentive staff eager to help you create your time enjoyable and memorable.
Day 7 AfroChic Diani Beach Hotel – Mombasa Dhow Trip
Mombasa Dhow Trip Safari sails around Tudor Creek where you enjoy breathtaking views of Old Town and Fort Jesus before arriving at a sheltered bay where the feast begins with an initiation of a live band playing! A four-course meal of mouth-watering edible delights is served, such as grilled lobster, fish, steak and much more! When your belly is full, the waiter brings you a delicious cup of Arabic coffee or tea, or you may also request your favorite cocktail and then dance with your partner or relax while the dhow sails back to the pier. Overnights at AfroChic Diani Beach Hotel Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 8 Mombasa – Nairobi
After lunch today, you will be transferred by road to Mombasa Airport and depart Mombasa by air to Nairobi arriving in the evening. You will be met by our representative who will drive you to your hotel for your overnight stay at Kempinski Hotel.
Day 9 Nairobi, Kenya – Livingstone, Zambia
Depart Nairobi, Kenya on a Kenya Airways flight taking about three hours to Livingstone by Air. On your arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport in Livingstone, Zambia you will be met by our representative who will transfer you by road to David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa. In the evening you will board the Lady Livingstone for a two hour Sunset Cruise. Listen to the sounds of the African birds and wildlife as you watch the sunset while you cruise along the mighty River Zambezi. Dinner and overnight at David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa
Day 10 Livingstone, Zambia
After an early breakfast we depart for our helipad base where we reach the highlight of our tour taking a chopper or light plane flight over the world famous Victoria Falls – locally known as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders). The falls are spectacular and especially so when seen from the air. Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is an immense 1.5 km wide curtain of water cascading 111 meters into the Batoka Gorge. Surrounding the falls is a luscious rain forest, sustained year round by spray created by the thundering falls. There are plant species here which are rarely seen elsewhere in Zambia. After dinner we spend the night at David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa.
Day 11 Livingstone, Zambia – Johannesburg – Pretoria
Relax with class and romance while you emulate privileged travelers from times gone by as they made their way through Africa on elegant trains. The trains – which may be hauled by steam, diesel or electric locomotives at various stages of the journey – accommodate their passengers in the most outstanding and spectacular suites.
Depart from Victoria Falls with stopover on an excursion to Hwange National Park. An area approximately the size of Belgium, the Park is home to more than a 100 species of mammals and is one of Africa’s last great elephant sanctuaries. An open 4×4 vehicle will take you on a spectacular game viewing drive in one of Africa’s most abundant wildlife regions.
Day 12 Pretoria – Joburg – Pretoria City Tours
On this day we proceed after an early breakfast for Johannesburg where we undertake a tour of this historic city – also called the “City of Gold”. Visit the following sites:-
• Personal guided tour of Constitutional Hill
• Drive across the iconic Mandela Bridge with an impressive 295 meter span
• Enter into the Carton Center and have a birds-eye view of the city
• Visit to Mary Fitzgerald Square and stroll in the Jazz Walk of Fame
• Visit the Nelson Mandela House (Houghton)
• Historical buildings of downtown Johannesburg
Lunch is taken in the city and we proceed in the afternoon for dinner and overnight at Protea Hotel Pretoria Menlyn.
Day 13 Pretoria – Cape Town, South Africa
After breakfast we proceed to the train station and board the Blue Train at 8.30 am for our journey to Cape Town. The Rovos Train route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a journey of 1600 kilometers (994 miles) and takes two days through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery in South Africa. The trip includes an off-train excursion in Kimberley for a visit to the Big Hole and Diamond Mine Museum. All our meals and an overnight stay are in the Blue Train.
Day 14 Blue Train Journey from Pretoria to Cape Town
After breakfast continue sightseeing along the Blue Train’s railroad path; encountering some of the most panoramic sights on the South African scene before rolling into the port city of Cape Town in the mid-afternoon. After dinner we spend an overnight at an exclusive Cape Town Hotel awaiting embarkation on your Cruise Ship for the start of your luxury cruise adventure. Our 14 Days Blue Train Wildlife Africa Beach Safari and Cruise Holidays ends here and you continue with your cruise holiday to other parts of the world.
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