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JEWELS OF AFRICA – NAIROBI & CHOBE (IQBI) - 14 Days

JEWELS OF AFRICA – NAIROBI & CHOBE (IQBI)
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JEWELS OF AFRICA WITH NAIROBI & CHOBE NATIONAL PARK AREA (IQBI)

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


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

Day 1
ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA

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

Day 2
NAIROBI

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

Breakfast / Lunch

Day 3
NAIROBI–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE AREA

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

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4
MAASAI MARA AREA

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

NOTE:

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

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5
MAASAI MARA AREA

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

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6
MAASAI MARA AREA–NAIROBI

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

Breakfast

Day 7
NAIROBI–VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

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

Breakfast

Day 8
VICTORIA FALLS

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

NOTE:

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

Day 9
VICTORIA FALLS–CHOBE NATIONAL PARK AREA, BOTSWANA

Today, a PRIVATE TRANSFER brings you to CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, featuring some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Enjoy an AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITY before dinner.

NOTE:

Game activities are shared with other guests and vary by lodge, but mainly consist of game drives/boat excursions. See accommodation descriptions for specific details.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 10
CHOBE AREA

Explore this stunning land on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES. You may see giraffe, lion, lechwe, and huge herds of elephant. It is said that these are the largest elephants in the world. Spend the middle of the day at your leisure.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 11
CHOBE AREA–CAPE TOWN

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

Breakfast

Day 12
CAPE TOWN

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

Breakfast / Lunch

Day 13
CAPE TOWN

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

Breakfast

Day 14
CAPE TOWN

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Transportation
  • Kenya: private sightseeing vehicle in Nairobi & private safari mini-bus on safari carrying up to six people, and features a pop-up roof for easy game viewing/photography; Victoria Falls & Cape Town: private vehicle; Chobe Area:
  • shared 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle and boat (varies by lodge/camp); private road transfer from Victoria Falls to Chobe; private (Kenya, Victoria Falls & Cape Town) or shared (Chobe Area) transfers to/from airport for all intra-vacation flights.
  • Your Choice of Hotels - We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.
  • Local Host - Private Safari Driver/Guide in Kenya; Local Hosts in Nairobi, Victoria Falls & Cape Town; professional Ranger & game tracker in Chobe Area
  • Meals Included - American breakfast daily; 7 lunches; 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing & Activities - Private sightseeing and private game drives in Kenya/shared game activities in Chobe Area, as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Baggage Handling - Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Not Included

  • Intra-vacation flights and taxes not included.

Nairobi

EKA HOTEL NAIROBI

Along Mombasa Road
Nairobi, Kenya

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

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

Option - NAIROBI SERENA HOTEL

Kenyatta Ave.
Nairobi, Kenya

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

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


Maasai Mara National Reserve

MARA SOPA LODGE

C14, Keekorok, Oloolaimutia Valley
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Set in expansive wooded gardens, the lodge has an ethnic design that incorporates traditional round buildings with thatched roofs and cottage-style guestrooms featuring verandas and ensuite bathrooms.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
On the slopes of the Oloongams Hills in the legendary Maasai Mara game reserve.

Option - SAROVA MARA CAMP

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Sarova Mara Camp is situated in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, offering a front seat to the rolling plains of East Africa. The camp offers an unparalleled plethora of activities and experiences from tented living to bird-watching to a unique insight into the Maasai culture at the adjoining Maasai village. The large grounds are beautifully laid out with exotic trees and indigenous shrubs.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Located on a hill surrounded by two streams in the famed Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Option 2 - SAND RIVER

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Sand River in the Maasai Mara replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920's. The carefully crafted interior designs mirror this period perfectly and are reminiscent of countless Hollywood movies that paid homage to the classic era of African adventure. The camp features just 16 tented accommodations, a sparkling pool, comfortable lounge, library, and wine cellar. Service standards are exceptional and the location was carefully chosen for optimal an optimal game viewing experience. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
The camp is located on the banks of the Sand River in a secluded and picturesque area of the Maasai Mara National Reserve close to the Tanzania border.


Victoria Falls

THE KINGDOM AT VICTORIA FALLS

1 Mallet Drive
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The Kingdom at Victoria falls is situated within the Victoria Falls National Park where game, ranging from Warthog to Elephant roam freely. Its distinctive architectural design is based on the great Zimbabwe monument. A unique water feature in the form of a man made lake gives inward facing rooms the impression of having been built on the edge of the lake.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Located within Victoria Falls National Park only a short walk from the falls.

Option - ILALA LODGE

411 Livingstone Way
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Ilala Lodge provides distinguished accommodation in a gracious and secluded ambiance. The hotel is the closest to Victoria Falls as well as the town center. Wild animals often graze on the hotel lawns with the spray of the falls in the background.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Bordering Victoria Falls National Park, the lodge is the closest to mighty Victoria Falls.

Option 2 - VICTORIA FALLS SAFARI CLUB

Stand 471 Squire Cummings Ave.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Overlooking Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls Safari Club is in a rural location where African history and nature bring an atmosphere of exclusive African uniqueness. The hotel features private check-in, butler service, a restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, complimentary cocktail hour and 24 hour room service.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Located just 4km from Victoria Falls, the hotel overlooks Zambezi National Park.


Chobe National Park

CHOBE BUSH LODGE

Chobe National Park
Kasane, Botswana

Featuring classic bush ambiance, Chobe Bush Lodge is a haven of beautiful design and desirable amenities near the banks of Botswana's Chobe River.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Adjacent to Chobe National Park, Chobe Bush Lodge is situated where Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Zambia meet, and is just a 5-minute drive from the park entrance.

Option - CHOBE GAME LODGE

Kasane
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Picturesquely situated overlooking the Chobe River and the Caprivi floodplains, the iconic Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent safari lodge within the Chobe National Park. All safari activities are tailored to suit individual requirements. Game drives, game viewing by small boats with a maximum capacity of twelve guests, sunset cruises along the Chobe River and after-dinner stargazing are offered. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Situated on the banks of the Chobe River in the northeast corner of Chobe National Park.

Option 2 - NGOMA SAFARI LODGE

Chobe Forest Conservancy, Kachikau Road
Chobe National Park, Botswana

With just 12 suites Ngoma Safari Lodge offers and intimate safari experience. The buildings are all made from natural materials and blend seamlessly with their surroundings. Ethnic fabrics, building material, and artifacts provide a local touch. The lodge is also positioned to feature panoramic views over the legendary Chobe River with many opportunities to see elephants, zebra, and buffalo grazing on the floodplain. The central area of the lodge houses the reception area, lounge, dining room, bar, and a plunge pool. A well-positioned viewing deck gives guests a perfect setting from which to enjoy a beautifully prepared evening meal with views over a floodlit waterhole frequented by elephants and other game. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Overlooking the Chobe River on the western side of Chobe National Park.


Cape Town

STAYEASY CAPE TOWN CITY BOWL

54 Bree Street
Cape Town, South Africa

With modern amenities, warm hospitality, a perfect location, StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl is an easy choice when deciding on where to stay in Cape Town. Located on the vibrant corner of Bree and Strand Street, visitors can take advantage of the hotel¿s proximity to popular city neighborhoods and cultural sites.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Perfectly located in the heart of the city close to shops, restaurants, and attractions.

Option - SOUTHERN SUN THE CULLINAN

1 Cullinan Street
Cape Town, South Africa

Southern Sun The Cullinan offers travelers easy access to all that Cape Town has to offer including the popular Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Complementing the rich, cultural heritage of Cape Town through timeless architecture, the opulent décor creates a mood that is a world away from home, while service and attention to detail ensure your every need is taken care of.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Ideally located within a short distance to the world-renowned V&A Waterfront and the Cape Town CBD.

Option 2 - THE TABLE BAY HOTEL

Quay 6
Cape Town, South Africa

Located in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the hub of one of the world's most picturesque working harbors and close to the arrival point for cruise liners, this breathtaking hotel combines the elegance of the stunning neo-Victorian architecture with traditional hospitality. The rooms command magnificent views over the bay to famous Robben Island, and inwards to the city and the iconic outline of Table Mountain.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
The hotel is located in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with its shopping, restaurants, and bars.


 

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