A Taste of Africa: Cape Town, Kenya, and Zanzibar

A bit of everything, including city, winelands, savanna, and beach on this luxury Africa safari

Wine and dine in a cosmopolitan city, go touring in wine country, spot majestic wildlife in the most iconic game reserve of them all, and kick back on an island paradise. For Taste of Africa luxury safari we’ve hand-picked lodges that are both exclusive and romantic, so it’s no surprise this itinerary is a popular choice with honeymooners.

You’ll start in Cape Town, South Africa’s urban coastal city, with a short detour to explore the picturesque Cape Winelands. Next, jet off to the vast game-filled plains of the Maasai Mara in Kenya. If you visit in season, you may catch the Great Migration. Then, finish on your own blissful stretch of beach on Zanzibar, Tanzania.

A Taste of Africa: Cape Town, Kenya, and Zanzibar: 14 days/13 nights

DAYS 1, 2, 3 & 4:

Arrive Cape Town, South Africa; The Queen Victoria Hotel

DAYS 5, 6, 7 & 8:

Fly to the Maasai Mara, Kenya; Bateleur Camp

DAYS 9, 10, 11 & 12:

Fly to Zanzibar, Tanzania; Zawadi

DAY 13:

Transfer to Zanzibar’s airport, depart

A Taste of Africa: Cape Town, Kenya, and Zanzibar trip highlights

  • This 13-day fly-in luxury Africa safari begins in Cape Town, where you’ll stay at the distinguished Queen Victoria Hotel. Take a private city tour and drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives. Meet the penguins at Boulders Beach and explore the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. 
  • Explore the Cape Winelands with a three-hour safari across the Waterford Wine Estate, followed by tastings at renowned vineyards in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
  • Transfer to the airport for your red-eye flight to Nairobi. If you prefer to fly during the day, you may do so, and overnight in Nairobi instead.
  • Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi and transfer to Wilson Airport for your flight to Bateleur Camp in the famed Mara Triangle of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, a land of breathtaking vistas and abundant wildlife. Explore this photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise on twice-daily game drives (including night game drives on the camp's private land), spotting elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion, and cheetah alongside migratory wildebeest and zebra.
  • Transfer to the local airstrip for your flight to Nairobi's Wilson Airport and connect with your flight to Zanzibar, where you’ll stay at Zawadi. Relax on a secluded beach, explore the mesmerizing marine life on snorkeling expeditions, sail on a traditional dhow boat, and admire spectacular sunsets.


$11,200 - $19,350 per person sharing in 2024. (South Africa to Kenya flight not included.)

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