We welcome you to Zanzibar, the majestic spice island of the Indian Ocean. Many nationalities have settled here at one time or another and influenced the local culture. Plantations were developed to grow spices, now known as the Spice Islands. It was East Africa's main slave-trading port, and in the early 19th century where approximately 50000 slaves passed annually through the slave markets of Zanzibar. Visit the slave markets on your Stone Town tour.
This is just an example of the options for Zanzibar.
Day 1 – Zanzibar
On arrival at Zanzibar Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel situated on the West Coast. Accommodation: Sea Cliff Resort.
Day 2 Zanzibar
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will go on a half day city tour to discover the exotic Stone Town. This tour gives you an introduction to the unique culture and history of this island that was once ruled by the Sultans of Oman. Visits to the National Museum, the Anglican Cathedral, the City Market, the House of Wonders, the Arab Fort, and the narrow twisting streets of the city give a glimpse of its exotic and mysterious past.
Accommodation: Sea Cliff Resort.
Day 3 Zanzibar
Day at leisure to relax by the pool or on the beach.
Accommodation: Sea Cliff Resort
Day 4 Depart
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your onward flight.
Red colobus monkey tour
Swimming with dolphins
Snorkelling and diving
Spice Island tour
Uganda/Rwanda Gorilla Trek
Rwanda Highlights: - Virunga Mountains, Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Genocide Museum, and Museum of natural history.
Uganda Highlights: - Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzee walks, Lake Maburo, Ngamba Island Jane Goodall chimpanzee sanctuary, Guided wild animal walk & Equator
Accommodation: 2 people minimum
Budget: Prices available on request
Lodge: Prices available on request
· 4 Day Rwanda Gorilla itinerary available
· 5 Day Rwanda Gorilla itinerary available
· 4 Day Uganda Gorilla itinerary available
· 6 Day Uganda Gorilla itinerary available
All prices are subject to change due to foreign currency fluctuations
Safari Grading: Moderate to difficult- do note that the mountain gorilla trekking conditions can be hard and the length of the trek can be anything from 3 to 10 hours. You will need a good level of fitness and mobility. Due to accommodation and gorilla permit availability, all prices and itinerary are subject to change. Please note this trip starts and finishes in Entebbe (Uganda) or Kigali (Rwanda). Please be advised that if we are unable to obtain gorilla permits in Uganda we will suggest you trek in Rwanda.
Madagascar is an island in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Southern Africa. Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. It is home of five percent of the world's plant and animal species, approximately 80 percent of them are endemic to Madagascar which makes a holiday to this island a unique experience. Most famous among the animal species on the island are the lemurs and spending time with these fascinating creatures is a must when visiting the Island.
We have several packages to offer such as:
Beach Packages – 5 Days - Nosy Be Island or Isle St Marie beach packages.
Baobab Package – 5 Days - Discover the wonders of the majestic Baobab alley; this package also includes sightings of the playful lemurs!
8-day Madagascar Island Hopping - Experience and enjoy the different Islands of Madagascar by joining this tour such as Nosy Be, Nosy Verona and Nosy Komba.
1000 views of Madagascar Safari -11 Days - Explore Madagascar, the national parks, the lemurs, and the beaches.
Other options for Madagascar also available, please contact us for more details. Speak to us about your tailor-made trip to Madagascar.
Cape Town Excursions
Cape Town is known as the “Mother City” and is a collection of historic buildings that reflects the architecture and culture of the region, with its magnificent scenery nestling at the base of Table Mountain. This area is regarded as one of the most beautiful in the world, from the spectacular sights on top of Table Mountain to the famous winelands and coastal beaches. Well known for Robben Island, and shopping on the V&A waterfront, this City is an ideal holiday destination throughout the year. Please contact us for more information.
Walk to Freedom tour
City and Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch gardens, Diamond museum, and the Castle tour
Cape Point & Peninsular tour
Robben Island tour
5 Day Garden Route: Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn Ostrich Farm, Knysna,Tsitsikamma Forest, Hermanus.
Victoria Falls and Chobe Option
4 Day/3-night Sample Itinerary
Day 1 - Victoria Falls
On arrival in Victoria Falls apply for a multi-entry visa. After clearing customs and immigration, you will be met and transferred to your Hotel. This afternoon you will enjoy an elephant back safari.
Accommodation: Victoria Falls Hotel (D)
Day 2 -Victoria Falls
Enjoy an early morning breakfast at Jungle Junction with spectacular views of Victoria Falls. After breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel for your guided tour of Victoria Falls.
You can book an optional helicopter flight over the falls before lunch. Return to your hotel for the afternoon at leisure, perhaps you would like to have high-tea on the verandah or visit the craft markets. You could enjoy a dinner and entertainment at “The Boma” (Dinner and lunch for own account)
Accommodation: Victoria Falls Hotel (B)
Day 3- Chobe, Botswana
This morning after breakfast you will check out of your hotel where you will be transferred to the Botswana border, you will clear immigration before travelling on to your hotel in Botswana. After checking in at your hotel you will be at leisure. This afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on the Chobe River.
Return to your lodge for dinner.
Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge (BD)
Day 4- Depart
Today you will have an early morning game drive in Chobe National Park before returning to your hotel, where you will have breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer back to Victoria Falls airport for your flight.
Meals as indicated
Guided tour of Victoria Falls
Visit to craft market
Boat cruise on Chobe River
Game drive Chobe National Park
Entrance fees to Victoria Falls
International and Domestic Airfares,
Visas, Arrival/Departure Taxes, Travel Insurance, Meals during Hotel stays and as indicated on the itinerary, Drinks, Items of a personal nature, Optional Excursions.
Tips and Portage
Visa Applications are the onus of the traveller to apply for and receive the correct visas.
Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls
AIL JOURNEYS IN AFRICA OPTIONS
Contact us for dates and prices for these magnificent train journeys
Blue Train – 5-star luxury rail travel
The Blue Train has an aura of mystique about it. Kings and presidents have travelled on this magnificent moving five-star hotel. Its very name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service.
The suites on The Blue Train live up to its reputation for magnificence and splendour. The finest bed linen, marble tiles and gold fittings in the bathrooms and sheer opulence all ensure that guests will never forget the time they spend on The Blue Train. When you choose to travel on The Blue Train, you choose to travel in a world of grace, elegance, and romance.
You have a choice of Deluxe or Luxury suites. Each coach has a butler on call to attend to your every need. Our butlers serve a maximum of four suites and are there to ensure that your experience is as memorable and comfortable as possible. The telephone in each suite allows you to contact the train manager or butler 24 hours a day. Should you wish to make external calls (local or international); the staff will gladly assist them to do so at a nominal fee. Fax facilities are also available.
On board the train there are elegant lounges, fine dining as well as a boutique offering a wide array of mementos and jewellery.
There are two sittings for lunch and dinner. Lunch is smart-casual, dinner is jacket and tie for the men and elegant wear for the ladies, while breakfast is casual.
Each of The Blue Trains has two lounges: the main lounge car in which high tea is served each afternoon, and the club car where guests can relax over a post-prandial cognac. The club car is the only public area available for smoking.
Rovos Rail – 4 star luxury rail travel
The Price of Africa is a collection of glorious locomotives named after the Vos family members. The story behind each Rovos rail train, is the acquisition and restoration. Each one has its own distinctive character and change and will stir the senses of any rail enthusiast. The train is made up of engine, generator card, guest sleepers/cabins (There ae three types of cabins, the Pullman, The Deluxe and the Royal Suites), a non-smoking lounge car, 2 non-smoking dining cars, a kitchen car, a smoking lounge and an observation car at the tail.
Meals are served at one sitting in a charming Victorian atmosphere and are complemented with a selection of fine South Africa wines. An enthusiastic team of chefs are responsible for overseeing the very important task of ensuring your every need is catered for.
For days on the train the dress is smart casual. Evening attire is more formal-for gentlemen a jacket and tie is a minimum requirement while for the ladies we suggest cocktail/evening dresses or suits. Please include warm clothing for cold mornings and evenings.
Mobile devices and internet. In maintaining the spirit of travel of a bygone era the use of mobile phones and laptops are confined to the privacy of your suites so as not to disturb other passengers.
There are not radios or television on board. Rovos Rail offers journeys to suit many destinations and time frames in Africa from short 2 day journeys from Cape Town to Pretoria, 3 days Pretoria to Victoria Falls, 14 days Cape Town to Dar es Salaam.
For those Rail enthusiasts give us a call and we will endeavour to put something together to suit your budge, destination and dates.
Rail Journey options for Rovos Rail
Pretoria to Cape Town – 2 night journey
Rediscover the old pioneering trail of the Karoo on this 2-night journey
Namibia -9 night journey
Explore untamed deserts and the wild Atlantic on this 9-day odyssey.
Durban – 3 night journey
Venture into the heart of South African bushveld on this 3 day safari
Victoria Falls – 2 night journey
A 2-night meander to see one of the natural wonder of the world.
Dar es Salaam – 14 day journey
Embark on this epic 14 day voyage across Southern Africa.
Africa Collage – 9 day journey
A 9 day tapestry of landscape, history, game and gold +non-golfing.
Golf Safari – 9 day journey
An exciting 9 day kaleidoscope of golf and scenic beauty + non-golfing
Plus, many more tours on request