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East Africa

 

Wing Safari to Kenya, 14 day wing adventure, Nairobi, Amboseli, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Aberdare, Samburu, Mt.Kenya Safari Club, Maasai, Mara.

Kenya Classic, 10 days safari to Kenya, Nairobi, Sweetwaters, Samburu, Maasai Mara.

Safari Royal to Kenya and Tanzania, 17 days exploration and adventure, Nairobi, the Aberdares, Mt. Kenya, Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti, Nairobi.

Imperial Safari to Kenya & Tanzania, 17 day wing safari, London, Nairobi, Mt. Kenya Safari Club, Maasai Mara, Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, the Serengeti.

Serengeti Safari, 10 days to Tanzania, Arusha, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti.

Kenya Family Safari, 14 days family adventure, Nairobi, Mt. Kenya, Samburu, Lake Baringo, Lake Naivasha, Maasai Mara.

Cape to Kenya, 18 days adventure from Cape Town to Kenya. Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Harare, Nairobi, Sweetwaters, Samburu Reserve, Maasai Mara

Tanzania Walking Safari, 13 Days to Tanzania. Get the feel of Africa beneath your feet as you enjoy our exclusive Walking Safari to Tanzania’s greatest wonders

 

Wing Safari to Kenya 

14-Day Wing Adventure To Kenya

Fly across the vast East African savannahs to visit three major game parks, including Amboseli, home of elephant herds that drink the melted snows of Kilimanjaro.  From the air, see the Great Rift Valley, so vast it is visible from the moon. Experience the intimacy of Africa during three evenings under canvas at a magnificent tented camp in the Maasai Mara. Five short flights (rather than long drives) help you make the most of every moment of your safari.

Friday/Saturday/Sunday - USA or Canada/London/Nairobi
Board your British Airways flight and arrive in London the following morning. Relax at your day room at Le Meridian London Gatwick Hotel then board your flight to Africa. On Sunday morning, you arrive in Nairobi, where your Park East representative escorts you to your luxury hotel. After lunch, visit the home of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. Continue to Giraffe Centre, where you can hand-feed the 18-foot tall Rothschild giraffes from an observation platform. Tonight, enjoy a Briefing, Cocktail Party and Welcome Dinner. SAFARI PARK HOTEL

Monday/Tuesday - Amboseli/ Mount Kilimanjaro 
Flying to Amboseli gives you time to savor the grandeur of Kilimanjaro, which creates its own weather (photograph the snowy peaks on your afternoon game drive). The snow-blanketed mountain is a great background for herds of elephant, giraffe, gazelle and prides of lion. Enjoy the pool at your lodge with its view of a watering hole frequented by diverse animals and birds. AMBOSELI SERENA 

Wednesday - Aberdares 
Fly to Nairobi then drive to the gracious Aberdare Country Club and enjoy lunch. Afterwards, travel through alpine terrain to a dense forest, home to your inspired lodge. View a sea of wildlife from the open verandah. Floodlights put the focus on the animals, including elephant, antelope and buffalo. THE ARK/MOUNTAIN LODGE

Thursday/Friday - Samburu 
Head for the Samburu Game Reserve, where you may see proud Samburu warriors and beautifully adorned women as they go about their lives just as their ancestors did. Be on the lookout for animals not seen in other parts of Kenya, including the long-necked gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, tiny Beisa oryx and Grevy’s zebra. SAMBURU SERENA LODGE (Tented camp option available)

Saturday - Mt. Kenya Safari Club
Fly to a magnificent resort carved out of the slopes of Mt. Kenya: the world-renowned Mt. Kenya Safari Club. The snow-capped mountain towers above beautifully manicured lawns patrolled by peacock. Enjoy the Club’s heated pool, tennis courts and golf course. MT. KENYA SAFARI CLUB SUITES

Sunday/Monday/Tuesday - Maasai Mara
Fly across the Great Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, part of the Serengeti ecosystem. Zebra and wildebeest welcome you as you step off your plane. Board your Land Cruiser to see the big five, including large prides of lion. Look for the Maasai giraffe, quite different from those in Samburu. Enjoy evenings under the star-filled African sky at one of Kenya’s most luxurious tented camps. MARA INTREPIDS CLUB/MARA SAFARI CLUB

Wednesday - Nairobi
Fly to Nairobi. Day rooms are reserved for you at the Safari Park Hotel, where you can relax. This evening, board your flight to London.

Thursday - London/USA or Canada
Arrive in London and connect with your flight home.

Departure dates:  Monthly

Prices:

Jun - Dec     $5195

Apr/May       $4195

 

Air:

From New York: (Other gateway cities available upon request)

 Coach: $1225, Business $5,200

(high season supplements may apply)

 

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KENYA CLASSIC

10 Days To Kenya

p16lpd.jpg (12417 bytes)Can anyone capture the thrill of Kenya in just 10 days? Park East can–with a safari that leaves no one unchanged: our Kenya Classic. It combines the best highlights for a first safari. To make the most of every moment, you’ll fly to the legendary Maasai Mara, where you’ll have three days to discover Africa’s abundant wildlife, from thunderous herds of wildebeest to the lone leopard stalking its prey. Enjoy two nights in the Samburu Reserve, home to wildlife not seen anywhere else in Kenya. You’ll notice that wild animals have a discernible sparkle in their eyes. They are alert and their bodies sleek expressions of adaptation. They must use their wits to survive. There is no zookeeper to provide food or water. Here in the African savannah, animals must fend for themselves.

Friday/Saturday USA or Canada/Amsterdam/Nairobi
Board your Northwest/KLM flight and arrive in Amsterdam the following morning. Connect with your flight to Nairobi, Kenya, where you are welcomed by a cheerful Jambo (Hello in Swahili) and escorted to your luxurious hotel. SAFARI PARK HOTEL

Sunday/Monday - Samburu Reserve
Fly from Nairobi to the game-rich Samburu Reserve. Here the ocher landscape is marked by grandeur and the rugged granite outcrop of Mt. Ololokwe. Daily game drives bring you close to animals not seen in the rest of Kenya, including Grevy’s zebra, long-necked gerenuk and the flightless Somali ostrich. The birdlife is rich, with over 300 species, including the pygmy falcon and the martial eagle, which preys on the tiny dik-dik antelope. The bedroom of your safari lodge affords a glimpse of crocodiles and hippos, known to serenade newcomers with a chortle. Look for leopard at night as you dine with a view of the river. SAMBURU SERENA (Tented camp option available)

Tuesday- Sweetwaters 
Travel to a private ranch set on 22,000 acres rich with elephant, and a rare sight: a tame rhino. Take a boat tour of Jane Goodall’s Chimp Sanctuary. Tonight, you sleep in your luxurious tent, higher than a giraffe’s ears. Enjoy Sundowners in a gazebo overlooking a watering hole frequented by gazelle, warthog and zebra. During your stay, you can choose from a range of options, including camel rides, horseback riding, evening game drives and birdwatching walks. SWEETWATERS TENTED CAMP

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday - Maasai Mara 
Fly across the Great Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, which is in the northern part of the Serengeti ecosystem. Encounter a terrain that is classic Africa, with golden savannah grasses and more lion than any other park in Kenya. It takes three full days to see all there is to see, including cheetah, the many prides of lion that live in the marshes, topi antelope and elusive leopard. A park ranger will answer questions about wildlife and the habitat. Your game drives in the Mara will burn deep in your memories. Your lodge has a pool and spectacular views. MARA SERENA (Tented camp option available)

Saturday - Nairobi 
Fly to Nairobi and return to the luxury of the Safari Park Hotel, where you can relax. You can also shop for art, gifts, baskets, beads and colorful fabric at the bustling City Market. You can take an optional trip to the home of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, or visit the National museum, which has discoveries unearthed by the Leakey family. This evening, bid Kwaheri Africa (Farewell) as you are escorted to the airport for your flight to Amsterdam.

Sunday - Amsterdam/USA or Canada
In Amsterdam, connect with your flight home

Departure dates:  Monthly

Prices:

Jun - Dec     $3495

Apr/May       $3095

 

Air:

From New York: (Other gateway cities available upon request)

 Coach: $1225, Business $5,200

(high season supplements may apply)

 

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Safari Royale

17 Days To Kenya & Tanzania

Nothing evokes the true spirit of Africa like our Safari Royale. It brings together two worlds–Kenya and Tanzania–in one magnificent safari. Your adventure begins in Kenya, as you discover the massive animal herds of the Maasai Mara. Snow-blanketed Mt. Kilimanjaro looms over Amboseli National Park and beckons you into Tanzania. Here you’ll explore the vast Ngorongoro Crater, an extinct volcano teeming with wildlife. The best is yet to come in the Serengeti, where you’ll encounter the world’s largest concentration of wildlife and enjoy two nights at Kirawira, your luxurious tented camp.

Friday/Saturday/Sunday - USA or Canada/Amsterdam/Nairobi
Board your Northwest/KLM flight and arrive in Amsterdam the following morning. Continue to Nairobi, where you’re escorted to your luxury hotel. After lunch on Sunday, visit the home of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. Continue to Giraffe Centre, where you can hand-feed the 18-foot tall Rothschild giraffes. Tonight, enjoy a Briefing, Cocktail Party and Welcome Dinner. SAFARI PARK HOTEL

Monday - Aberdares
Drive to the Aberdare range for lunch at the gracious Aberdare Country Club and continue to your inspired lodge. From the comfort of the verandah, observe mammals up close, including rare rhino and the shy bongo. THE ARK/MOUNTAIN LODGE

Tuesday - Mt. Kenya 
Deep in Kikuyu country, a magnificent resort was carved out of the slopes of Kenya’s tallest mountain. The beautiful grounds of the Mt. Kenya Safari Club include tennis courts, a heated pool, a golf course and horseback riding. MT. KENYA SAFARI CLUB

Wednesday/Thursday - Maasai Mara 
Fly to the Maasai Mara, so rich with wildlife it requires several game drives a day. Watch for prides of lion, rare cheetah and hippo that wiggle their ears to clear the water. You can take an optional nature walk or glide above the vast plains in a balloon. MARA SERENA LODGE

Friday/Saturday - Amboseli/Mount Kilimanjaro 
Fly to Nairobi and enjoy lunch at the historic Norfolk Hotel. Then drive to Amboseli National Park, home to elephant, black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, Maasai giraffe, gazelle and buffalo. The diverse wildlife is set against the backdrop of Africa’s tallest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro. Your lodge reflects Maasai architecture and offers views of wildlife from the pool, the terrace, even your bedroom. AMBOSELI SERENA LODGE

Sunday - Lake Manyara National Park
Cross into Tanzania and continue to the Great Rift Valley. This geological fault created many lakes, including Manyara. Baobabs, giant fig and mahogany trees create habitats for blue monkeys, buffalo and elephant. Your lodge is perched on the Rift Valley wall. LAKE MANYARA SERENA LODGE

Monday/Tuesday - Ngorongoro
This extinct volcano embraces 100 square miles alive with rhino, lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo. Maasai boys herd cattle into the collapsed crater for its salt supply. As you descend 2,000 feet by Land Rover, clouds fall over the crater rim like a silent waterfall. NGORONGORO SERENA LODGE

Wednesday - Serengeti
A journey into the Serengeti is timeless, with reminders of earth as it was millions of years ago. En route, visit Olduvai Gorge, a small Grand Canyon. It was here that Dr. Mary Leakey unearthed ancient stone tools and early fossils. Millions of animals live in the Serengeti, and during your stay you may see black-maned lion, buffalo, elephant and vast herds of zebra and wildebeest. SERENGETI SERENA LODGE

Thursday/Friday - Serengeti 
The Serengeti feels as if it is yours alone at Kirawira Serena Camp. One of the most luxurious tented camps in Tanzania, Kirawira blends Victorian and African craftsmanship. Enjoy daily game drives then return to your camp’s amenities and toast the setting sun. Watch the Grumeti River for crocodile, hippo and waterbirds. KIRAWIRA SERENA CAMP

Saturday - Arusha 
Fly to Arusha, where day rooms have been reserved for you at Mountain Village. Tonight, you’re escorted to the airport for your flight to Amsterdam.

Sunday - Amsterdam/USA or Canada 
Arrive in Amsterdam, where you have a day room to relax before connecting with your return flight.

Departure dates:  Monthly

Prices:

Jun - Dec     $6295

Apr/May       $5595

 

Air:

From New York: (Other gateway cities available upon request)

 Coach: $1395, Business $5,200

(high season supplements may apply)

 

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IMPERIAL SAFARI

17-Day Wing and Tented Safari To Kenya & Tanzania

The grand safari tradition of bygone days comes alive as you experience evenings under canvas, listening to lions roar. Wake to a chorus of birds, and enjoy dinner al fresco beneath a canopy of a million stars. Enjoy five nights in the most magnificent tented camps in safari country. Just when you think there is nothing more romantic, you feel the freedom of flight, and see the green hills of Africa from above. Eight flights across Kenya and Tanzania let you spend less time traveling between game parks and more time enjoying them.

Friday/Saturday/Sunday - USA or Canada/Amsterdam/Nairobi 
Board your Northwest/KLM flight and arrive in Amsterdam the following morning. Continue to Nairobi, where your Park East representative escorts you to your luxury hotel. After a good night’s rest, visit the home of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. You continue to Giraffe Centre, where you can hand-feed the 18-foot tall Rothschild giraffes from an observation platform. This evening, enjoy a Briefing, Cocktail Party and Welcome Dinner. SAFARI PARK HOTEL SUITES

Monday - Mt. Kenya Safari Club 
Today, you fly to a magnificent resort carved out of the slopes of Mt. Kenya: the world-renowned Mt. Kenya Safari Club. The great mountain towers above beautifully manicured lawns and gardens, which are home to peacock, blue heron and other exotic birds. The Club’s amenities include tennis courts, a heated swimming pool, a golf course and horseback riding. MT. KENYA SAFARI CLUB SUITES

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday - Maasai Mara 
Continue by air to Kenya’s most famous game-viewing area: the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Your flight takes you above the Great Rift Valley, where you spy shimmering soda lakes that attract flamingos by the thousands. Gazelle greet you as you step off your plane. Climb into your Land Rover for your first of many game drives among great herds of elephant, prides of lion and cheetah. Your luxurious camp–one of the finest in Kenya–epitomizes the grand safari tradition with comfortable beds, hot showers, fine cuisine and attentive service. In the evenings, relax around the campfire while listening to the distant laughter of hyena. Optional activities include a balloon safari at dawn or a trip to Lake Victoria. KICHWA TEMBO TENTED CAMP

Friday - Nairobi/Arusha 
Return to Nairobi by air and connect with your flight to Arusha, Tanzania, where you’re escorted to your beautiful lodge. MOUNTAIN VILLAGE/SAFARI SPA

 Saturday/Sunday - Lake Manyara 
Fly to Lake Manyara National Park, home to the elusive tree-climbing lion, 40 species of large mammals and almost 400 species of birds. Your exclusive tented camp, Maji Moto, offers panoramic views of the lake, which is teeming with pelicans and flamingos. Enjoy two nights in your spacious tent, which offers sophisticated decor, fine cuisine and personalized service. MAJI MOTO TENTED CAMP

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday - Serengeti 
Today, you fly to a timeless land with reminders of earth as it was millions of years ago: the Serengeti. On game drives, you encounter an abundance of wildlife, including elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo. The endless plains, home to millions of animals, are scattered with prehistoric rocky outcrops and patches of acacia. You’ll stay in thatch-roofed stone cottages at Klein’s Camp, a private reserve where you can experience night game drives and escorted walking safaris. KLEIN’S CAMP

Thursday/Friday - Ngorongoro 
Drive to the legendary Ngorongoro Crater, Africa’s Garden of Eden. The floor of this ancient volcano has one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife on earth. The crater is teeming with Africa’s big five, including lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and the endangered rhino. Your four-wheel drive Land Rover descends 2,000 feet into the crater for thrilling game drives. Afterwards, your vehicle climbs up to your luxurious lodge, which features crystal chandeliers, Persian carpets, carved Zanzibar paneling and magnificent vistas. NGORONGORO CRATER LODGE

Saturday - Arusha 
Fly to Arusha, where day rooms have been reserved for you at Mountain Village. Tonight, you’re escorted to the airport.

Sunday - Amsterdam/USA or Canada 
Arrive in Amsterdam, where you have use of a day room before connecting with your flight home.

Departure dates:  Monthly, excluding April and May 2001

Prices:

Jun, Oct, Dec     $7895

Jul/Sep             $8095

 

Air:

From New York: (Other gateway cities available upon request)

 Coach: $1395, Business $5,200

(high season supplements may apply)

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Serengeti Safari

10 Days to Tanzania

Tanzania has emerged as a destination in its own right. We put a lifetime of experience into creating this magnificent 10-day adventure to northern Tanzania, which has a safari circuit of its own–with more wildlife than anywhere else on earth. Travel off the beaten path to your lodge on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, where you can see a ribbon of pink on the shore of Lake Manyara, which reveals a sea of pink flamingos. Venture to the Ngorongoro Crater, the Eighth Wonder of the World. Not only do you see spectacular wildlife that roamed the land when our ancestors were still making stone tools, you visit the very site where two-million-year-old handaxes were unearthed–Olduvai Gorge. Then onto the Serengeti for three nights, home to more plains animals than any other park in the world. Serengeti may mean "endless plains" in Swahili, but to anyone who has set foot here, it means the quintessential Africa.

Friday/Saturday - USA or Canada/Arusha
Board your Northwest/KLM flight to Amsterdam and connect with your flight to Africa. You arrive near Africa’s tallest peak at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania. Your naturalist escorts you to your hotel with lovely gardens of bougainvillea and the Snows of Kilimanjaro standing sentinel. MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

Sunday - Lake Manyara 
Drive across the Great Rift Valley to a small park famous for its large herds of elephant. Lake Manyara National Park boasts mahogany forests and large baobab trees. You are likely to see buffalo, baboon, flamingos and prides of lion. Your lodge is perched on the edge of the Rift, with breathtaking views. LAKE MANYARA SERENA LODGE

Monday/Tuesday - Ngorongoro Crater
Prepare yourself for Africa’s Eden. Twelve miles wide, the Ngorongoro Crater is home to rare rhino and has its own lake. The concentration of animals means that you are likely to see several lion in a short period of time. You descend 2,000 feet for a thrilling day among Africa’s Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard) before returning to your lodge. With clouds rolling over the rim like a misty waterfall, the setting is dreamy. Your unique lodge fits into the contours of the crater rim, and is built of volcanic rock. It offers a spectacular view of the crater floor, yet it is virtually invisible when you are down there on your game drives. But who bothers to look up with so many animals to see? NGORONGORO SERENA 

Wednesday - Serengeti
Today, you head for Tanzania’s legendary wildlife sanctuary: the Serengeti. En route, visit the world’s oldest archeological site, Olduvai Gorge–where Dr. Mary Leakey unearthed thousands of stone tools and fossil bones. Make sure you have your camera ready as you enter the Serengeti, which is home to millions of animals. Here black-maned lion compete with leopard for gazelle, impala and hartebeest. Hippo and crocs observe you from the Grumeti River. SERENGETI SERENA LODGE

Thursday/Friday - Serengeti
You feel as if you are the first to set foot in the Serengeti as you discover one of the most intimate tented camps in Tanzania: Kirawira. After your game drives across the vast Serengeti, return to the comforts of your luxurious tented camp. Enjoy evenings under canvas along with gourmet dining, a lounge/bar and elegant furnishings. KIRAWIRA SERENA CAMP 

Saturday - Serengeti/Arusha 
 During your last game run this morning you may encounter water birds, rhino and a lion in the shadow of a kopje rock. To maximize your time in the Serengeti, we have arranged for you to fly back to Arusha, where day rooms await you at Mountain Village. Enjoy shopping and dinner before returning to the airport for your flight to Amsterdam. 

Sunday - Amsterdam/USA or Canada
Arrive in Amsterdam, where you have a day room to relax before connecting with your flight home.

Departure dates:  Monthly

Prices:

Jun - Dec           $3695

Apr./May           $2995

 

Air:

From New York: (Other gateway cities available upon request)

 Coach: $1395, Business $5,200

(high season supplements may apply)

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KENYA FAMILY SAFARI

12 Days to Kenya

Restore the word “awesome” to its true meaning by taking your children or grandchildren on our Family Safari–an experience that brings the generations closer together. Seeing wildlife in its natural habitat reaches far beyond the classroom or artificial theme parks. In Africa, your family can enjoy the original campfire camaraderie, listening to the sounds of hyena or leopard in the distance. From golden savannahs to the Great Rift Valley, you’ll see an abundance of wildlife. Young people visit schools and villages in the Mara and Samburu, where they can meet children their own age.

Friday/Saturday/Sunday - USA or Canada/Amsterdam/Nairobi
You and your family board your Northwest/ KLM flight and arrive in Amsterdam the following morning. Continue to Nairobi, where your Park East representative escorts you to your luxury hotel. Sunday morning is yours to relax. After a briefing by your naturalist, visit Nairobi National Park, home to zebra, rhino, cheetah, gazelle and an animal orphanage, which cares for wounded baby animals. Continue to Giraffe Centre, where you and your children can hand-feed the 18-foot tall Rothschild giraffes from an observation platform. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner. SAFARI PARK HOTEL

Monday/Tuesday - Samburu 
Fly from Nairobi to the Samburu Game Reserve, where your lodge reflects the traditions of the Samburu tribe. Daily game drives bring you close to wildlife not seen in other parts of Kenya, including the long-necked gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, endangered Beisa oryx and Somali ostrich. Hippo abound in the Uaso Nyiro River and serenade newcomers with a chortle. The pygmy falcon and martial eagle are among more than 300 species of birds in Samburu. Visit a Samburu village, including a home or school. Bring your binoculars to dinner to look for leopard camouflaged in the trees. SAMBURU SERENA (Tented camp option available).

Wednesday/Thursday - Sweetwaters 
Enjoy two nights at a luxurious tented camp set in a 22,000-acre wildlife sanctuary. Your spacious canvas tent is almost a tree house, resting on stilts higher than a giraffe’s eyelashes. Among the many memorable activities: pose for a photo with Morani, the tame black rhino; explore the bush on a camel ride; and take a boat tour of a chimpanzee sanctuary founded by researcher Jane Goodall. On your evening game drive, you may encounter wildlife ranging from aardvark to zebra. A floodlit waterhole at your camp draws many animals so close, you can hear them breathe. SWEETWATERS TENTED CAMP

Friday/Saturday/Sunday - Maasai Mara 
See Africa from above as you fly from Sweetwaters to Kenya’s most famous game reserve, the Maasai Mara–part of the northern Serengeti ecosystem. Gazelle, zebra and buffalo may greet you as you step off your plane in the Mara. The Mara is the Africa of the imagination, with massive herds of elephant and many prides of lion. From late July through September, the Mara is the setting for the great migration of almost two million wildebeest. Thousands of zebra, giraffe, eland and topi also make the pilgrimage. During your three days in the Mara, you’ll stay at a luxurious tented camp. Among your activities: meet with a park ranger, enjoy breakfast at the Hippo Pool, identify footprints on a walking safari and visit a Maasai village and school. You can also enjoy an optional balloon ride. MARA INTREPIDS CLUB

Monday - Nairobi 
After a morning game drive, fly back to Nairobi, where day rooms are reserved for you at the Safari Park Hotel. Finish your last minute shopping or visit the Kenya National Museum. Tonight, you’re escorted to the airport for your flight to Amsterdam.

Tuesday - Amsterdam/USA or Canada 
Arrive in Amsterdam, where you have a dayroom. Connect with your flight home to share memories with classmates.

Departure dates:  Monthly

Prices:

Jun, Oct.-Dec.         $3995 adults, $3795 12-18 yrs, $2595 under 12 yrs

Apr.                     $3595 adults, $3395 12-18 yrs, $2195 under 12 yrs

Jul.Sep.               $3995 adults, $3795 12-18 yrs, $3598 under 12 yrs

 

Air:

From New York: (Other gateway cities available upon request)

 Coach: $1225 adults and children 12-18 yrs, $925 children under 12 yrs

(high season supplements may apply)

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Cape to Kenya

18 Days to Cape Town, Victoria Falls and Kenya.

Favorite places are like great friends; you return to them with trust. Based on our 32 years in Africa, we’ve selected intimate hotels, lodges and tented camps that our clients have come to love. We’ve created an itinerary that brings together all these luxurious accommodations in one grand safari. Your adventure begins in Cape Town, where you glide to the top of Table Mountain for a panoramic view of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Grandeur flows at mile-wide Victoria Falls with its endless curtain of water. Then fly to Kenya to discover the abundant wildlife of the Maasai Mara and Samburu Reserve while enjoying five evenings under canvas at two of Africa’s most magnificent tented camps.

Thursday/Friday/Saturday - USA or Canada/Amsterdam/Cape Town
Board your Northwest/KLM flight and arrive in Amsterdam the following morning. Relax at your day room at the Hilton Schiphol Hotel, or enjoy a stroll in historic Amsterdam before returning to the airport for your evening flight to Cape Town. The following morning, arrive in Cape Town, where you are escorted to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Your hotel, inspired by French detail, offers grand views of mountains and passing yachts. CAPE GRACE HOTEL

Sunday/Monday/Tuesday - Cape Town 
Today, you explore historic Cape Town, founded in 1652. After lunch, enjoy a panoramic view of the city as you ascend to the summit of Table Mountain aboard a cable car. Then take a tour of the Cape Malay quarter, which includes the South Africa Museum, the Houses of Parliament and St. George’s Cathedral. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner in Cape Town. The following day, take a scenic drive to the tip of the African continent: the Cape of Good Hope, where the tranquil waters of the Indian Ocean merge with the turbulent Atlantic. After lunch along the Cape Peninsula, continue to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens with 4,000 species of South Africa’s flora. On Tuesday, discover Paarl–South Africa’s wine country with lush landscapes, endless vineyards and beautiful wildflowers. Enjoy a delicious lunch and wine-tastings. Continue to Stellenbosch, a 17th century village with whitewashed Cape Dutch homes, famous mansions and majestic mountains. CAPE GRACE HOTEL (3B,3L,1D)

Wednesday/Thursday - Victoria Falls 
Fly via Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, where you can relive the lost era captured by the elegant Victoria Falls Hotel. Your colonial hotel is within walking distance of the mile-wide Falls, which is more than twice the size of Niagara Falls. Tonight, enjoy a Sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River. The following day is yours to choose from several options. Will you fly over the Falls, bungee jump from the bridge, or travel in the whitewaters on the river? You can also explore the crafts village in town This evening, enjoy a Boma Dinner. VICTORIA FALLS HOTEL (2B,1D)

Friday - Johannesburg/Rosebank 
Fly to Johannesburg, where you’re escorted to the beautiful Grace Hotel in the charming suburb of Rosebank. GRACE HOTEL (B)

Saturday - Johannesburg/Nairobi 
Fly to Kenya, where you’re escorted to your luxurious hotel in Nairobi, which has a swimming pool and exotic gardens. SAFARI PARK HOTEL (B,L,D)

Sunday/Monday - Samburu 
Fly from Nairobi to the game-rich Samburu Reserve, where the ocher landscape is marked by the rugged granite outcrop of Mt. Ololokwe. Your game drives bring you close to wildlife not seen in other parts of Kenya, including the long-necked gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, endangered Beisa oryx and flightless Somali ostrich. The pygmy falcon and martial eagle are among more than 300 species of birds in Samburu. During your visit, you can take an optional camel ride. Your evenings are under canvas at one of the finest tented camps in Kenya: the Samburu Intrepids Club. Situated among indigenous gardens, your luxurious tent includes mahogany furniture, four-poster beds, marble en suite bathrooms and a terrace overlooking the river. Wooden decks and walkways built around huge trees lead from the camp’s main building to the bar, lounge, dining area and swimming pool. SAMBURU INTREPIDS CLUB (B,L,D daily)

Tuesday - Mt. Kenya 
Deep in Kikuyu country, a magnificent resort was carved out of the slopes of Mt. Kenya: the world-renowned Mt. Kenya Safari Club. The great mountain towers above beautifully manicured lawns and gardens, which are home to peacock, blue heron and other exotic birds. Enjoy the Club’s amenities, which include a heated pool, tennis courts, a golf course and horseback riding. MT. KENYA SAFARI CLUB (B,L,D)

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday - Maasai Mara 
Fly across the Great Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, situated in the northern part of the Serengeti ecosystem. Gazelle greet you as you step off your plane. In the Mara, you’ll encounter a terrain that is classic Africa, with golden savannah grasses and more lion than any other park in Kenya. It takes three full days to see all there is, including elephant herds, cheetah, topi antelope and the elusive leopard. Your luxurious camp, the Mara Intrepids Club, epitomizes the grand safari tradition. Your spacious tent features Swahili décor, four-poster beds, attached facilities and a verandah. In the evenings, trade stories of each day’s events as you relax around the campfire. Optional activities include a balloon safari at dawn. MARA INTREPIDS CLUB (B,L,D daily)

Saturday - Nairobi 
Fly to Nairobi and enjoy the luxury of the Safari Park Hotel, or visit the bustling City Market to finish your last minute shopping for art, baskets, beads and colorful fabric. Tonight, you are escorted to the airport for your flight to Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

Sunday - USA or Canada 
Relax at your day room in Amsterdam and connect with your return flight. 

Departure dates:  Monthly

Prices:

Jun - Dec           $7595

Apr./May           $6795

 

Air:

From New York: (Other gateway cities available upon request)

 Coach: $1225, Business $7,675

(high season supplements may apply)

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Tanzania Walking Safari

13 Days to Tanzania

Get the feel of Africa beneath your feet as you enjoy our exclusive Walking Safari to Tanzania’s greatest wonders, including the famed Serengeti and Africa’s Garden of Eden–the Ngorongoro Crater. By day, hike across animal-rich savannahs accompanied by your senior guide. By night, listen to the sounds of Africa in the comfort of your tented camps, which recall the noble elegance of a bygone era. Join us for a walk on the wild side.

Monday/Tuesday - USA or Canada/Arusha
Board your Northwest/KLM flight to Amsterdam and connect with your flight to Tanzania. Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha, you’re escorted to your lodge–a working coffee plantation overlooking Lake Duluti. MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

Wednesday - Arusha 
Your adventure begins with a hike around Lake Duluti. After lunch, take a walk along the lower rim of Africa’s fifth tallest mountain–Mt. Meru, a favorite of the black and white colobus monkey. Keep your eyes open for buffalo, dik-dik and warthog. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner. MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

Thursday/Friday/Saturday - Serengeti 
Fly to Tanzania’s legendary wildlife sanctuary and set foot in the famed Serengeti. Enjoy three days of game walks and drives across these vast plains, which are home to millions of animals. Here black-maned lion, leopard and other predators compete for gazelle, impala and hartebeest. During your stay, you’ll visit a Maasai village and see how this native tribe lives in harmony with nature. Your evenings are under canvas in a large, comfortable tent with a full size bed, safari chairs and a safari wardrobe. A large dining tent serves delicious cuisine and offers a fully stocked bar. MOBILE TENTED CAMP

Sunday/Monday - Walking Safari 
Embark on the most adventurous part of your walking safari. Over the next two days, you’ll cover 10 to 14 miles on game walks (depending on game movement and weather) across easy to moderate terrain in the Serengeti. You’ll hike along mountain ridges, Lake Eyasi and numerous rivers that carve their way through the plains. You’re accompanied by a senior guide and a ranger or a member of the Maasai. After exploring Africa on foot, settle in to the comforts of your “fly camp,” which is moved each day by a full crew. Although simple in design, your camp caters to your every need. Your tent has two canvas beds with mattresses, bedside tables and a washstand. PRIVATE FLY CAMP

Tuesday/Wednesday - Ngorongoro 
This morning, vehicles arrive at your fly camp and you drive to Olduvai Gorge–the prehistoric site where the Leakey family discovered one of the earliest fossils of man. Continue to the Ngorongoro Crater, Africa’s Garden of Eden. This giant amphitheater–an extinct volcano– stretches 12 miles across and boasts the greatest concentration of wildlife on earth. Your accommodations are at the luxurious Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, set on the crater rim with magnificent views. Your lodge reflects an age of grandeur with its crystal chandeliers, Persian carpets and carved Zanzibar paneling. The following day, descend 2,000 feet into the mouth of the crater aboard your Land Rover. The ancient volcano is teeming with Africa’s big five, including lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and endangered rhino. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor overlooking a hippo pool. NGORONGORO CRATER LODGE

Thursday - Gibb’s Farm 
Drive to the lush forest of the Ngorongoro Highlands, where you’ll stay at Gibb’s Farm. This working coffee plantation and private farm is also a lodge with 15 graciously appointed cottages. After a sumptuous lunch, lace up your hiking boots to explore the beautiful grounds. GIBB’S FARM

Friday - Arusha 
Drive to Arusha, where day rooms have been reserved for you at Mountain Village. After a Farewell Dinner, you’re escorted to the airport for your flight to Amsterdam.

Saturday - Amsterdam/USA or Canada 
Arrive in Amsterdam and connect with your return flight.

Departure dates:  All year

Prices: Jun, Sep., Oct., Dec.           $5395

              

Air:

From New York: (Other gateway cities available upon request)

 Coach: $1395, Business $5200

(high season supplements may apply)

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Southern Africa

Highlights of South Africa: Cape Town & The Garden Route, 12 days to South Africa

Delta Wing Safari: Botswana & Victoria Falls, 13 days to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe

Distinctive South Africa: Rovos Rail/Victoria Falls, 13 days to South Africa & Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls

Southern Discovery: Delta, Cape Town and Victoria Falls, 16 days to Botswana, Namibia, South Africa & Zimbabwe

 

Highlights of South Africa

12 Days To South Africa

 From the luxurious Cape Grace Hotel to the colonial homestead of Kirkman’s Kamp, this itinerary captures the dramatic contrasts of South Africa. Explore the magnificent Cape Peninsula and the fertile Paarl vineyards. Experience the botanical splendors of the Garden Route and enjoy two nights at an elegant country inn, Hunter’s Country House. Then fly to your bush camp in the private reserve of Mala Mala, where you’ll discover a more intimate Africa on game runs in fully open vehicles, walking safaris and night game drives.

Friday/Saturday - USA or Canada/Cape Town
Board your flight on South African Airways to Johannesburg and connect with your flight to Cape Town. A Park East representative escorts you to the Cape Grace Hotel. Situated at the Victoria & Alfred waterfront, your elegant hotel offers spectacular views of Cape Town harbor and Table Mountain. The afternoon is yours to relax or explore the bustling waterfront. CAPE GRACE HOTEL

Sunday/Monday/Tuesday - Cape Town 
Today, you explore historic Cape Town, founded in 1652. After lunch, enjoy a panoramic view of the city as you ascend to the summit of Table Mountain in a cable car. Then tour the Cape Malay quarter, which includes the South Africa Museum, the Houses of Parliament and St. George’s Cathedral. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner. The following day, drive to the tip of the African continent: the Cape of Good Hope, where the tranquil waters of the Indian Ocean merge with the turbulent Atlantic. After lunch, continue to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens with 4,000 species of South Africa’s flora. On Tuesday, discover Paarl–South Africa’s wine country with lush landscapes and endless vineyards. Enjoy a delicious lunch and wine-tastings. Continue to Stellenbosch, a 17th century village with Cape Dutch homes, famous mansions and majestic mountains. CAPE GRACE HOTEL (3B,3L,1D)

Wednesday/Thursday - The Garden Route 
Fly to Plettenberg Bay, renowned for some of South Africa’s finest beaches. Continue to the famed Garden Route–a pristine road lined with dense forests, placid lakes and the greatest profusion of wildflowers. Enjoy two nights at a classic country inn–Hunter’s Country House, where your thatched suite has antique furnishings, a private terrace and a fireplace. Drive to the Oudtshoorn, where you’ll visit an ostrich farm and the Cango Caves, a series of 80 colorful caverns. Enjoy a boat ride in Plettenberg Bay to the Robberg Peninsula. A seal colony makes its home on the peninsula while the surrounding waters are alive with humpback dolphins, basking sharks and southern right whales. HUNTER’S COUNTRY HOUSE (2B,2L)

Friday - Johannesburg/Rosebank 
Today, you fly to Johannesburg, where you’re escorted to the beautiful Grace Hotel set in the charming suburb of Rosebank. GRACE HOTEL (B)

Saturday/Sunday - Mala Mala Reserve 
 Take to the air to see South Africa’s largest private reserve – Mala Mala. Your luxurious accommodations are at Kirkman’s Kamp –a 1920’s colonial homestead. Named for one of South Africa’s foremost conservationists, the camp provides unsurpassed views of animals, the wilderness and the Sand River. Breakfast and lunch are served in the main house or on verandahs. Enjoy dinner under a canopy of a million stars in your reed-enclosed Boma. Unlike nearby Kruger National Park which is more crowded, Mala Mala feels as if it is yours alone. In addition to your driver/guide, an animal-spotter accompanies you on game drives and points out wildlife that might go unnoticed by untrained eyes. With only 14 colonial bedrooms, Kirkman’s offers an intimate safari experience. Dawn and dusk game runs in open four-wheel drive vehicles are great for photography and a sense of space. On your night game drive, you may see nocturnal leopard, Cape hunting dogs and the big five. KIRKMAN’S KAMP (B,L,D daily)

Monday - Johannesburg 
Fly to Johannesburg and relax at a day room at the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel. Tonight, you’re escorted to the airport. (B)

Tuesday - USA or Canada 
Return home aboard South African Airways.

Departure dates: Monthly

Jan. - May        $4595

June - Aug.       $4795

Sep. - Dec.       $4995

Air:

From New York: (Other gateway cities available upon request)

 Coach: $1395, Business $5845

(high season supplements may apply)

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Delta Wing Safari

13 days to Botswana and VICTORIA FALLS

Discover the riches of Botswana and Victoria Falls on our most fluid safari. Glide in canoes across the verdant lagoons of the Okavango Delta. Stand in awe of an endless curtain of water at the majestic Falls. Enjoy a river safari and watch for hippo, crocs and massive herds of elephant. Chartered planes capture the grandeur of the Okavango, providing an aerial perspective of this jewel of the Kalahari Desert. Spend seven evenings under canvas at intimate and romantic tented camps–limited to small groups.

Saturday/Sunday - USA or Canada/Johannesburg/Rosebank
Board your direct flight on South African Airways to Johannesburg. Upon arrival on Sunday, a Park East representative escorts you to your beautiful hotel in the suburb of Rosebank. GRACE HOTEL

Monday/Tuesday - Maun/Okavango Delta 
Fly to Maun and discover the heart of one of the most pristine wetlands on earth: the 7,000-square-mile Okavango Delta, an oasis in Botswana’s Kalahari Desert. Dense beds of papyrus reeds host endemic plants. Explore a labyrinth of lagoons in traditional canoes called mokoros, punted by skilled boatmen. Glide among lily pads while gazing at the spiraling horns of a sitatunga. Enjoy game drives and walking safaris as you discover an endless variety of birds. Sleep under canvas to the sounds of nightjars, owls and the distant chortle of hippo. Your luxurious tent has elegant furnishings, an elevated private deck, modern en suite facilities and magnificent views of the surrounding flood plains. WILDERNESS SAFARI CAMPS (B,L,D daily)

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday - Okavango Delta/Moremi 
Take to the air as you head to a private wildlife sanctuary on the edge of the Moremi Reserve in the northern part of the delta. The habitats are as diverse as the wildlife, with Mopane woodlands, open grasslands and palm-fringed islands. You’ll explore this remote wilderness on game drives in open vehicles, walking safaris and aboard a mokoro. Watch as lion, wild dog, cheetah and other predators stalk their prey: wildebeest, impala, giraffe and buffalo. The Okavango is a birder’s dream with over 300 species, including colorful kingfishers, bee-eaters and fish eagle. Enjoy sumptuous meals and the finest accommodations at your intimate tented camp, which is nestled in the heart of the delta. WILDERNESS SAFARI CAMPS (B,L,D daily)

Saturday/Sunday - Linyanti 
 Fly to Linyanti, a private reserve situated west of Chobe National Park and near the border of Namibia. The emphasis is on fewer tourists and more wildlife, including some of the greatest concentrations of elephant and buffalo in Africa. Enjoy day and night game drives in open four-wheel drive vehicles accompanied by an experienced driver/guide who points out animals that might otherwise go unnoticed, including lion, cheetah and leopard. Keep a watchful eye on hippo and crocodile as you enjoy a water safari. Your secluded tent offers an unspoiled view of the river. WILDERNESS SAFARI CAMPS (B,L,D daily)

Monday/Tuesday - Victoria Falls 
After a flight to Kasane, take a short drive to one of the most breathtaking spectacles on earth: mile-wide Victoria Falls. This Seventh Wonder of the World is within walking distance of your colonial hotel. Rainbows rise in the mist, creating a rainforest–unique in Southern Africa. Tonight, enjoy a Sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River and a spectacular performance by African dancers. The following day is yours to consider several options, including the Flight of Angels–a small plane that soars over the Falls, bungee jumping from the bridge or whitewater rafting. You can also explore the crafts village in town. At night, enjoy a Boma Dinner. VICTORIA FALLS HOTEL (2B,1D)

Wednesday - Johannesburg 
After one last glimpse of the Falls, fly to Johannesburg, where you have a day room. Tonight, you’re escorted to the airport for your direct flight home.

Thursday - USA or Canada 
You return aboard South African Airways.

Departure dates: Monthly, except December

Apr., - Nov.       $5595

May - Jun.        $6195

Jul. - Oct.         $7195

Air:

From New York: (Other gateway cities available upon request)

 Coach: $1395, Business $5845

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14 days to South Africa and VICTORIA FALLS

Join us on our most romantic, intimate and dramatic adventure to Southern Africa. An elegant Edwardian train, Rovos Rail, whisks you across South Africa for three days, where you’ll enjoy stops at magnificent wildlife reserves. The beauty of Cape Town is only to be outdone by your four evenings at Ellerman House, a restored mansion and member of the Relais and Chateaux. Explore the private reserve of Phinda with its diverse ecosystems and wildlife. Your safari concludes at the colonial Victoria Falls Hotel, near a massive gorge that shapes the mile-wide Falls.

Monday/Tuesday - USA or Canada/Cape Town 
Board your South African Airways flight to Johannesburg and connect with your flight to Cape Town. On arrival, you’re escorted to your elegant country house–Ellerman House, a beautifully restored mansion. This historic landmark has seven individually crafted rooms with verandahs that offer unsurpassed views of the surrounding sea. ELLERMAN HOUSE

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday - Cape Town 
Today, explore Cape Town, founded in 1652. After lunch, take a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain. Visit the Cape Malay quarter, home of the South Africa Museum, the Houses of Parliament and St. George’s Cathedral. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner at Ellerman House. Vintage South African wines complement the excellent cuisine. The following day, drive to the tip of the African continent: the Cape of Good Hope, where the Indian Ocean merges with the Atlantic. After lunch along the Cape Peninsula, continue to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens with 4,000 species of South Africa’s flora. On Friday, discover South Africa’s wine country: Paarl. Enjoy a delicious lunch and wine-tastings. Continue to Stellenbosch, a charming 17th century village. ELLERMAN HOUSE (3B,3L,1D)

Saturday/Sunday - Phinda Reserve 
Today, fly from Cape Town to the magnificent Phinda Private Reserve, cradled between the Indian Ocean and the Ubombo Mountains. Situated in Zululand, Phinda boasts seven ecosystems and diverse wildlife, including the big five: lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard. The nearby beaches are the breeding grounds for the giant leatherback and rare loggerhead turtles. Explore Phinda in open Land Rovers, on a riverboat cruise (watch for hippo and crocs) and on escorted walking safaris–where you’ll discover prolific birdlife. Phinda’s proximity to the coastline offers several options, including snorkeling, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing. You can also take the Flight of the Fish Eagle to see the coast and St. Lucia Wetland Park, home to some of the world’s tallest forested sand dunes. FOREST LODGE/PHINDA MOUNTAIN LODGE (B,L,D daily)

Monday/Tuesday - Rovos Rail 
Considered by train enthusiasts the most luxurious train in the world, Rovos Rail brings the golden age of rail travel into the African bush. Board your Edwardian train and enjoy a two night/ three day journey to Pretoria. The elegant caboose is an observation car, which has floor to ceiling glass and large windows. A staff of 24 includes two chefs. Your deluxe sleeper suite has a private bathroom. Your rail adventure includes stops for game drives in open vehicles at three wildlife reserves: Hluhluwe in Zululand, which was instrumental in saving the white rhino; Mkhaya in Swaziland, home to rare sable and roan antelope; and Kruger National Park, where you’ll enjoy a bush dinner. ROVOS RAIL (B,L,D daily)

Wednesday - Pretoria/Rosebank 
Disembark Rovos Rail in Pretoria and take a city tour. You’re escorted to your hotel in the suburb of Rosebank. GRACE HOTEL (B)

Thursday/Friday - Victoria Falls 
Fly from Johannesburg to mile-wide Victoria Falls. The breathtaking Falls and its tropical rainforest are within walking distance of your colonial hotel. Tonight, enjoy a Sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River and a performance by African dancers. The following day, consider optional activities such as the Flight of Angels–a small plane that soars over the Falls. You can also explore the crafts village in town. At night, enjoy a Boma Dinner. VICTORIA FALLS HOTEL (2B,1D)

Saturday - Johannesburg 
Fly to Johannesburg, where you have a day room. Tonight, you’re escorted to the airport for your direct flight home.

Sunday - USA or Canada 
You return aboard South African Airways.

Departure dates: Monthly

Apr - Sept - Oct.       $8995

Nov - Dec.                $9195

Air:

From New York: (Other gateway cities available upon request)

 Coach: $1395, Business $5845

(high season supplements may apply)

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SOUTHERN DISCOVERY

14 days to South Africa, Botswana and VICTORIA FALLS

No one brings together the diversity of South Africa, Botswana and Victoria Falls like Park East. We began visiting Southern Africa in the 1970’s and we continue to share its riches. Your adventure begins in beautiful Cape Town with three nights at the luxurious Cape Grace Hotel. Explore the jewel of the Kalahari–the Okavango Delta, where you’ll enjoy three star-filled evenings under canvas at magnificent tented camps. Great elephant herds await you in Chobe National Park. Your safari concludes at mile-wide Victoria Falls, the Seventh Wonder of the World.

Sunday/Monday - USA or Canada/Cape Town
Board your flight on South African Airways to Johannesburg and connect with your flight to historic Cape Town. A Park East representative escorts you to your luxurious hotel, the Cape Grace. Situated at the Victoria & Alfred waterfront, your elegant hotel offers views of Cape Town harbor and Table Mountain. The afternoon is yours to relax. CAPE GRACE HOTEL

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday - Cape Town 
Discover Cape Town, starting with a panoramic view of the city from a cable car that takes you to the top of Table Mountain. Explore the Cape Malay quarter, which includes the South African Museum, the Houses of Parliament and St. George’s Cathedral. Later, you can shop for souvenirs at Greenmarket Square. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner. Francis Drake described the Cape peninsula as “the fairest Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth.” You’ll take a scenic drive to the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of the African continent. Continue through groves of pine and eucalyptus to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, with hundreds of plants indigenous to South Africa. Enjoy lunch at a charming country inn. On Thursday, discover Paarl–South Africa’s wine country with lush landscapes, endless vineyards and beautiful wildflowers. Enjoy a delicious lunch and wine-tastings. Visit Stellenbosch, a 17th century village with whitewashed Cape Dutch homes, famous mansions and majestic mountains. CAPE GRACE HOTEL (3B,3L,1D)

Friday/Saturday/Sunday - Moremi/Okavango 
Delta Fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg and connect with your flight to Botswana. Upon arrival, continue by air to the world’s greatest inland delta–the Okavango, which spans 7,000 square miles. Carved out of the sands of the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango is a labyrinth of lagoons. Enjoy three evenings at an intimate camp set in a private wildlife sanctuary. Explore diverse habitats as you glide among papyrus reeds and lily pads aboard a traditional mokoro (canoe). You’ll discover abundant wildlife on game drives in fully open vehicles. Encounter an endless variety of birds on escorted walking safaris. WILDERNESS SAFARI CAMPS (B,L,D daily)

Monday/Tuesday - Chobe National Park 
 Fly to Chobe National Park, rich with lion, giraffe, zebra and buffalo, but legendary for great herds of elephant. Explore Chobe in open four-wheel drive vehicles accompanied by an expert naturalist. Hippo and crocodile make cameo appearances as you drift along silently in a boat. Moorish architecture with graceful arches distinguishes your air conditioned lodge. Rival Cleopatra on your Sundowner cruise, sipping wine while watching elephants bathe in the Chobe River. CHOBE GAME LODGE (B,L,D daily)

Wednesday/Thursday - Victoria Falls 
After a short drive, you arrive at Victoria Falls, twice the size of Niagara Falls. Rainbows rise in the mist as the Falls crash 400 feet to the earth below. Consider taking the Flight of Angels to soar above the Falls, experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Zambezi River, or bungee jump from the bridge. Your beautiful lodge is set high on a plateau, overlooking unspoiled bushveld. VICTORIA FALLS SAFARI LODGE (2B,1D)

Friday - Johannesburg 
Fly from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg, where you have a day room. Tonight, return to the airport for your flight home.

Saturday - USA or Canada 
You return from your adventure with grand memories of Southern Africa.

Departure dates: Monthly

Apr                         $6595

May-June, Nov.        $7095

Jul - Oct                 $7595

Air:

From New York: (Other gateway cities available upon request)

 Coach: $1395, Business $5845

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Egypt

African Odyssey, 19 days to Egypt and Kenya

Classic Egypt, Nile Cruise 10 days to Egypt

Distinctive Egypt: Lake Nasser Cruise, 16 days to Egypt

 

 

AFRICAN ODYSSEY

19 days to Egypt and Kenya

Thrill to the engineering feats of Egypt and the natural wonders of Kenya. Explore the stately Sphinx and Great Pyramids before setting sail on the Nile aboard your deluxe cruise ship. From the full window in your suite, you’ll see the banks of the majestic river and the monuments of Egypt as you travel along the Nile to the colossal temples of Luxor and Karnak. Then you’re off to Kenya to discover the abundant wildlife of the Maasai Mara and Samburu. Our African Odyssey combines the triumphs of ancient civilization with the flora and fauna of Kenya, where early humans shaped stone tools two million years ago.

Friday/Saturday - USA or Canada/Cairo
Board your direct flight to Cairo on EgyptAir. Upon your arrival in Cairo, your Park East representative escorts you to your hotel. EL GEZIRAH SHERATON

Sunday/Monday - Cairo 
Visit the most famous Egyptian monuments, the legendary pyramids. To salute these massive stone structures, built over 4,500 years ago, approach them on camelback if you prefer. See the Sphinx, the Great Pyramid, the Pyramids of Giza and the Solar Boat Museum with Cheops’ 142-foot funerary boat. After lunch at Mena House, drive to Memphis–the ancient capital. Stand in awe of the Alabaster Sphinx and the towering statue of Ramses II. Continue to Sakkara, site of 14 pyramids, including the Step Pyramid of Djoser, the first pyramid and the world’s oldest stone structure. On Monday, explore the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, home to the world’s richest collection of pharaonic treasures. Explore old Cairo with its Roman Fortress of Babylon and see the Suspended Church–one of the oldest Coptic churches in Egypt. Travel back to the dawn of Islamic civilization as you visit the 12th Century Citadel, the medieval fortress of Salah El Din, the Alabaster Mosque and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. EL GEZIRAH SHERATON (2B,2L)

Tuesday - Cairo/Luxor 
Fly from Cairo to Luxor, where you’re escorted to your cruise ship. Your suite offers a full window view of the Nile. After lunch on board your ship, discover the world’s oldest religious structure–the Temple of Karnak. You’ll also see the Temple of Luxor, the 4,000-year-old Temple of Amun-Ra and an obelisk of pink Aswan granite. SONESTA CRUISE SHIP (B,L,D)

Wednesday - Nile Cruise 
Cross the Nile by ferry to Luxor’s West Bank and explore the ancient city of Thebes. Stand in awe of the Colossi of Memnon: two giant, seated statues of Amenophis III. You will also see the funerary Temple of Ramses III. Tour the Valley of the Kings, where you are surrounded by the eternal tombs of the pharaohs. Enter the well-preserved tomb of Ramses VI. Visit the Valley of the Queens and Nobles, including the tomb of Queen Hatshepsut. After lunch, your ship sails for Edfu. SONESTA CRUISE SHIP (B,L,D)

Thursday - Nile Cruise 
Visit one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt–the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Your ship winds its way to Kom Ombo, where the temple has beautiful murals. Tonight, enjoy a Galabeya Party. SONESTA CRUISE SHIP (B,L,D)

Friday - Nile Cruise 
Sail to Aswan to see the Aswan High Dam, which opened in 1971. You continue with a boat ride to the Temple of Philae. Visit the Unfinished Obelisk for a look at how Egypt’s ancient monuments were built. Cross the Nile in a felucca to see the Botanical Island and the Mausoleum of Agha Khan. Enjoy dinner and a Nubian folkloric show. SONESTA CRUISE SHIP (B,L,D)

Saturday - Aswan/Abu Simbel/Cairo 
Disembark from your cruise ship in Aswan. You’re escorted to the Aswan airport, where you fly to Abu Simbel. You’ll see the Temple of Abu Simbel, soaring over 100 feet into the air and flanked by four colossal stone figures of Ramses II. Continue by air to Cairo, where you’re escorted to your hotel. Tonight, share your most memorable moments in Egypt as you enjoy dinner. HELIOPOLIS SHERATON (B,D)

Sunday - Cairo 
The day is yours to relax or explore Cairo on your own. Later, board your evening flight to Nairobi. HELIOPOLIS SHERATON (B)

Monday - Cairo/Nairobi 
This morning, arrive in Nairobi, where you are escorted to your hotel. Relax with a swim or see your first giraffe at Giraffe Centre. You can also enjoy shopping at the City Market. SAFARI PARK HOTEL (B,L,D)

Tuesday/Wednesday - Samburu 
 Fly from Nairobi to the game-rich Samburu Game Reserve. Encounter the graceful Samburu people in traditional dress. On safari, you’ll see animals only found in this part of Kenya, including Grevy’s zebra, the flightless Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe. Samburu is a haven for birdwatchers, and your verandah provides a view of crocs and hippos in the river. The arid landscape is dotted with gargantuan baobab trees. SAMBURU SERENA (B,L,D daily) (Tented camp option available)

Thursday - Sweetwaters 
Travel to a private ranch set on 22,000 acres rich with elephant, chimps and a rare sight: a tame rhino. Tonight, sleep under canvas at Sweetwaters. A gazebo for Sundowners overlooks a waterhole frequented by gazelle, warthog and zebra. You can choose from a wide range of optional activities, including camel rides, horseback riding, evening game drives and birdwatching walks. SWEETWATERS TENTED CAMP (B,L,D)

Friday/Saturday - Maasai Mara
Fly across the Great Rift Valley to Kenya’s most magnificent wildlife reserve: the Maasai Mara. Game drives take you close to Africa’s big five–lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino. Proud Maasai warriors go about their daily lives as their ancestors did centuries ago. Optional activities include a balloon safari at dawn or a trip to Lake Victoria. MARA SERENA (B,L,D daily)

Sunday - Nairobi 
Fly from the Mara to Nairobi, where you can finish your shopping or drive to the home of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner. SAFARI PARK HOTEL (B,L,D)

Monday - Nairobi/Cairo/En Route 
You’re escorted to the airport for your flight to Cairo, where you have use of a day room at the Heliopolis Sheraton. Your flight home departs just after midnight. (B)

Tuesday - USA or Canada 
Return home with memories of the wonders of Egypt and Kenya.

Departure dates: Monthly

Jun - Dec.              $5395

Apr - May              $4995

Air:

From New York: (Other gateway cities available upon request)

 Coach: $1695, Business $3900

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Classic Egypt

10 Days to Egypt

Discover Egypt’s timeless temples and tombs as you drift from Luxor to Aswan. See the grandeur of the Temple of Abu Simbel, the legendary Sphinx and the ancient pyramids. Refined by three decades of Park East travelers, this 10-day journey into ancient civilization combines the astonishing sites of Egypt with the relaxing amenities of exploring the Nile aboard your deluxe cruise ship. Your four-night voyage reveals the vivid evidence of Egypt’s awe-inspiring past as massive monuments stand as eternal tributes to powerful kings and pharaohs. 

Friday/Saturday - USA or Canada/Cairo
Board your direct flight to Cairo on EgyptAir. Upon your arrival in Cairo, your Park East representative escorts you to your hotel. EL GEZIRAH SHERATON

Sunday/Monday - Cairo 
Visit the most famous Egyptian monuments of all, the legendary pyramids. To salute these massive stone structures, built over 4,500 years ago, approach them on camelback if you prefer. See the Sphinx, the Great Pyramid, the Pyramids of Giza and the Solar Boat Museum with Cheops’ 142-foot funerary boat. Enjoy lunch at Mena House, where you can see the Great Pyramid from the hotel. Then drive to Memphis, the ancient capital that peaked between 2700 and 2270 B.C. Stand in awe of the Alabaster Sphinx and the towering statue of Ramses II. Continue to Sakkara, site of 14 pyramids, including the Step Pyramid of Djoser, the first pyramid and the world’s oldest stone structure. On Monday, explore the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, home to the richest collection of pharaonic treasures, including those of Tutankhamon. Explore old Cairo with its Roman Fortress of Babylon. Within the fortress, see the Suspended Church–one of the oldest Coptic churches in Egypt. Travel back to the dawn of Islamic civilization as you visit the 12th Century Citadel, the medieval fortress of Salah El Din, the Alabaster Mosque and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. EL GEZIRAH SHERATON (2B,2L)

Tuesday - Cairo/Luxor 
This morning, fly from Cairo to Luxor, where you’re escorted to your deluxe cruise ship. Your suite offers a full window view of the Nile. After lunch, discover the world’s largest and oldest religious structure–the Temple of Karnak, a 60-acre site built by generation after generation of pharaohs. You’ll also see the exquisite Temple of Luxor, the 4,000-year-old Temple of Amun-Ra and an obelisk of pink Aswan granite. SONESTA CRUISE SHIP (B,L,D)

Wednesday - Nile Cruise 
Cross the Nile by ferry to Luxor’s West Bank and explore the ancient city of Thebes. Stand in awe of the Colossi of Memnon: two giant, seated statues of Amenophis III. You will also see the funerary Temple of Ramses III. Tour the Valley of the Kings, where you are surrounded by the eternal tombs of the pharaohs. Enter the well-preserved tomb of Ramses VI with its remarkable paintings and carvings. Visit the Valley of the Queens and Nobles, including the tomb of Queen Hatshepsut. After lunch, sail for Edfu. SONESTA CRUISE SHIP (B,L,D)

Thursday - Nile Cruise 
Visit one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt–the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Your ship winds its way to Kom Ombo, where the temple has beautiful murals. Tonight, enjoy a Galabeya Party aboard your ship. SONESTA CRUISE SHIP (B,L,D)

Friday - Nile Cruise 
Sail to Aswan to discover one of Egypt’s modern-day monuments–the Aswan High Dam, which opened in 1971. Travel by boat to the Temple of Philae. Visit the Unfinished Obelisk to see how the ancient monuments of Egypt were built. Cross the Nile in a felucca to see the Botanical Island and the Mausoleum of Agha Khan. Enjoy dinner and a Nubian folkloric show. SONESTA CRUISE SHIP (B,L,D)

Saturday - Aswan/Abu Simbel/Cairo 
Disembark from your cruise ship in Aswan. You’re escorted to the Aswan airport, where you fly to Abu Simbel. You’ll see the Temple of Abu Simbel, soaring over 100 feet into the air. Built by Ramses II, the temple is flanked by four colossal stone figures of the pharaoh. Continue by air to Cairo. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner at your hotel. HELIOPOLIS SHERATON (B,D)

Sunday - Cairo/USA or Canada 
Depart this morning and arrive home this afternoon with vivid images of another era.

Departure dates: Monthly

Jun - Sep.              $2195

Oct - Dec.             $2395

Air:

From New York: (Other gateway cities available upon request)

 Coach: $1195, Business   $2900

(high season supplements may apply)

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Distinctive Egypt

16 Days to Egypt

Embark on our most dramatic journey into ancient civilization: a 16-day adventure to Egypt. Enjoy the luxury of time, including three spellbinding days among the magnificent Temples of Luxor and Karnak. Board your cruise ship for four nights along Lake Nasser, where art and architecture come together in the massive Rock Temple of Wadi El Seboua. Your ship continues to Abu Simbel, where the towering temple is surrounded by four colossal statues of Ramses II. The age of antiquity serves as a dramatic contrast to your luxurious accommodations, including the historic Mena House. 

Thursday/Friday - USA or Canada/Cairo
Board your direct flight to Cairo on EgyptAir. Upon arrival, you’re escorted to your luxury hotel, Mena House with an unobstructed view of the Great Pyramid. MENA HOUSE

Saturday/Sunday - Cairo 
Explore Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. Stand in awe of the Alabaster Sphinx and the towering statue of Ramses II. Continue to Sakkara, site of 14 pyramids, including the Step Pyramid of Djoser–the first pyramid and the world’s oldest stone structure. Tonight, enjoy the luxuries of Mena House. On Sunday, visit the Sphinx and the Cheops Pyramid, built over 4,500 years ago. See the Solar Boat Museum, which houses Cheops’ 142-foot long funerary boat. After lunch at Mena House, explore the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, with the world’s richest pharaonic treasures. MENA HOUSE (2B,2L)

onday/Tuesday/Wednesday - Luxor 
Fly from Cairo to Luxor, where you have three inspiring days to experience the grandeur of the ancient city of Thebes–site of the remarkable Temples of Luxor and Karnak. The Temple of Karnak, considered the world’s oldest religious structure, was built over a span of more than 2,000 years. On Tuesday, discover the Valley of the Kings, the burial grounds of 64 pharaohs. Enter the well-preserved tomb of Ramses VI with paintings that retain their vibrant color. Explore the Valley of the Queens and Nobles, including the tomb of Queen Hatshepsut. Enjoy the Sound and Light Performance at Karnak Temple. Visit Luxor Museum on Wednesday. The day is yours to marvel at the monuments of Luxor and Karnak once again. WINTER PALACE PAVILION (3B,2L,3D)

Thursday/Friday - Luxor/Edfu/Kom Ombo/Aswan 
Drive from Luxor to the villages of the Nile Valley, including El Kab, Edfu and Kom Ombo. You’ll see the Temple of Horus. Arrive in Aswan at your grand hotel, which overlooks the Nile. On Friday, sail to the Temple of Philae. Visit the Unfinished Obelisk and see how Egypt’s monuments were built. Cross the Nile in a felucca to see the Botanical Island and Mausoleum of Agha Khan. OLD CATARACT HOTEL (2B,2D)

Saturday/Sunday/Monday - Lake Nasser Cruise 
Board your luxury cruise ship for your adventure on Lake Nasser, a man-made lake created by the waters of the Nile. Enjoy the silent splendor of rarely visited sites, including the Kalabsha Temple from the Greco-Roman period. Visit the Rock Temple of Beit El Wali and see the magnificent Harthoric columns of the Kiosk of Kertassi. On the second day of your cruise, sail to the majestic archeological site of Wadi El Seboua. On arrival on Monday, travel along an avenue of sphinxes in Wadi El Seboua to the ancient Rock Temple. Among the many sites: the Temple of Dakka, the Greco-Roman Temple of Meharakka and the Temple of Amada–the oldest temple in Nubia. You’ll also see the Tomb of Penout–an Egyptian viceroy. M/S KASR IBRIM CRUISE SHIP (B,L,D daily)

Tuesday - Lake Nasser Cruise/Abu Simbel 
View the ancient citadel of Kasr Ibrim, your link to Nubia’s distant past. These ruins were transformed into an orthodox cathedral and then into a mosque in the 14th century. Your ship’s next destination is Abu Simbel. Rather than flying to this historic site, you arrive aboard your cruise ship–relaxed and refreshed. Discover the massive Temple of Abu Simbel and four colossal stone figures of Ramses II. Enjoy dinner on your ship followed by the Sound and Light Performance in Abu Simbel. M/S KASR IBRIM CRUISE SHIP (B,L,D)

Wednesday/Thursday - Abu Simbel/Cairo 
Disembark from your ship in Abu Simbel and fly to Cairo. This afternoon, visit the 12th Century Citadel, the medieval fortress of Salah El Din, the Alabaster Mosque and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. The following day is at your leisure to finish your last minute shopping. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner at your hotel. EL GEZIRAH SHERATON (2B,1D)

Friday - Cairo/USA or Canada 
Depart Cairo in the morning and arrive home this afternoon.

Departure dates:  Apr, May, Sept - Dec.

                        

Jan - May          $4195

Sep - Dec.         $4395

Air:

From New York: (Other gateway cities available upon request)

 Coach: $1145, Business   $2900

(high season supplements may apply)

 

 

 

 

 

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