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					                The Ultimate Touring Experience




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               2011/ 2012
               scenictours.com.au
                                       Dear traveller,

                                       Welcome to our exciting new africa tours for 2011.
 Glen Moroney                          We invite you to join us on a luxury scenic tours’ holiday through africa where you’ll
 founder and                           experience the adventure and uniqueness of this vast continent like never before.
 managing Director
                                       travel along superb coastal drives, visit historic sites and local villages where you will
                                       experience the local culture first hand and most importantly, enjoy game drives in
                                       wildlife viewing areas that are simply the best to be found. these are magnificent
                                       journeys so join us as we take you to many incredible places that will stay in your
                                       heart forever.
                                       see the wildebeest migrate across the rolling plains of the masai mara, go on safari
                                       to spot the ‘big five’, focus on southern africa and the Garden route, explore
                                       Ngorongoro Crater in tanzania or choose a comprehensive highlights tour of the
                                       best of africa. for those who expect the very best, there’s our special Connoisseur’s
                                       Choice by scenic tours journey from Cape town to Cairo.
 “scenic tours is a
                                       scenic tours’ holidays are all-inclusive so you will only have to plan for your personal
 private, australian
                                       spending. because things aren’t always what they seem to be, you’ll appreciate the
 owned company                         remarkable value and peace of mind that scenic tours provides. If we describe a hotel
 and we are proud                      as 5-star, then it is. If we say it’s located close to the centre of the city, that’s where
 of the wonderful                      you’ll find it. and if we say that a particular attraction is included, it is. to us, “included”,
 travel experiences                    means exactly that.

 we have brought                       our goal is always to provide the ultimate holiday experience, whatever the
 to so many guests                     destination. this takes the best partners and meticulous attention to detail – from
                                       selecting the finest hotels and lodges to planning each day, ensuring that all the must-
 in australia and                      see sights are included whilst allowing time at leisure for you to explore on your
 overseas.”                            own. and of course, also recruiting the very best tour Directors and local guides in
                                       the industry.
                                       scenic tours is a private, australian owned company that is proud of the wonderful
                                       travel experiences we have shared with so many guests, both in australia and
                                       overseas. I find it personally rewarding that so many of you travel with us again
                                       and again.
                                       to those who have enjoyed a scenic tours’ holiday before, we look forward to
                                       welcoming you back. and to those who are considering us for the first time, we hope
                                       to have the pleasure of your company in the near future.




                                       Glen Moroney




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                                                QUALITy SCENIC
                                                INCLUSIONS
                                  ✓   100% Australian Owned

                                  ✓   All Sightseeing Included

                                  ✓   Dedicated Scenic Tours Tour Director

                                  ✓   Knowledgeable Local Guides

                                  ✓   Exclusive Private Game Lodges in
                                      Greater Kruger National Park

                                  ✓   Centrally Located Hotels

                                  ✓   Two Night Stay in a Luxury Hotel Located on the
                                      Zambezi River

                                  ✓   Three Night Stay in the Heart of the Masai Mara

                                  ✓   Two Night Stay in a Lodge Spectacularly Located on
                                      the Rim of Ngorongoro Crater

                                  ✓   Exhilarating Game Drives

                                  ✓   Full Buffet Breakfast Each Day

                                  ✓   Highlight Meals Showcasing the Local Cuisine

                                  ✓   Unique and Authentic Experiences

                                  ✓   Spectacular Cultural Entertainment

                                  ✓   Exclusive SCENICEnrich Program

                                  ✓   SCENICFreeChoice Program

                                  ✓   All Tipping and Gratuities

                                  ✓   Airport Transfers
Samburu tribe, Kenya




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                                 Contents

                                       experience the adventure and uniqueness
                                          of these countries like never before



                                        scenic tours – the Ultimate touring experience                        Page
                                       an extraordinary african adventure awaits you                             6
                                       enjoy our selection of the finest hotels and safari Lodges                8
                                       explore africa’s Great Game Parks & reserves                             10
                                       relax and enjoy your holiday and leave the rest to us                    12
                                       scenic ‘freeChoice’                                                      14
                                       rewards Just for you                                                     16

                                        Luxury touring
                                       30 day        Grand african expedition                       szkG        18
                                       23 day        Grand african Discovery                        szk         22
                                       14/17 day     south africa & Garden route                    szG/zGr     26
                                       18 day        Victoria falls & kenyan Discovery              zka         28
                                       12/17 day     Victoria falls & east africa adventure         sze/ztk     30
                                       11 day        southern africa Discovery                      szb         32
                                       13 day        kenyan safari                                  keN         33

                                        Connoisseur’s Choice by scenic tours
                                       27 day        Cape town to Cairo                             zCtC        38
                                       33 day        Cape town to Cairo including Jordan            zCtJ        41

                                        tour extensions
                                       5 day         blue train extension                           bLUe        42
                                       4 day         sun City extension                             sUN         43
                                       8 day         blue train & sun City extension                bse         43
                                       5 day         rwanda Gorilla trek experience                 rWa         44
                                       4 day         zanzibar extension                             zaN         45

                                        scenic tours
                                       additional touring activities                                            46
                                       the finest hotels                                                        47
                                       Pre & Post tour accommodation                                            49
                                       terms and Conditions                                                     50
                                       scenic GreenChoice                                                       51




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                                  experience rolling grasslands and
                                          wide open savannahs in
                                                    the masai mara




Visit kenya’s finest wildlife reserves and game parks
where a dazzling array of animals take centre stage
                                                               Giraffe and zebra in the masai mara




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                                     An extraordinary African
   Venture into the
heart of Africa and let
                                       adventure awaits you
your senses marvel at
                                             rich cultural history, stunning landscapes,
   every encounter
                                                       an amazing continent



                                               explore africa’s vast continent on a journey of discovery into contrasting landscapes, incredible wildlife
                                               and tribal cultures. scenic tours offers a selection of diverse touring options to fulfil the wishes of even
                                               the most curious traveller.

                                               Captivating south africa
                                               south africa’s scenic wonders will feast your eyes and lift your spirit. Visit the tribal homes of the fiercely
                                               independent zulus. explore cosmopolitan Cape town, a melting pot of settlers from around the globe.
                                               Journey along two of the world’s most spectacular drives, the Garden route with its range of wildlife
                                               and beautiful coastline, and along the Panorama route where you will see some of the most dramatic
                                               landscapes in south africa. travel to oudtshoorn and explore the famous Cango Caves filled with stunning
                                               limestone formations. search for the ‘big five’ during your game drives through kruger National Park.

     Get close to                              Legendary zambia
 the wildlife on your                          Witness the beauty and grandeur of the Victoria falls, a majestic curtain of water plunging into the
     game drive                                zambezi river. explore the quaint town of Livingstone, tour the fascinating Livingstone museum and
                                               visit a local village for an insight into traditional village life. Capture the silhouette of a hippo emerging
                                               against a fiery zambezi sunset on your cruise along the zambezi river and raise a toast to the wild
                                               beauty of africa.


                                               Colourful kenya & tanzania
                                               travel through kenya and be welcomed into a maasai village where the people live in much the
                                               same way as they have for centuries. Journey to the stunning flamingo rimmed Lake Nakuru, set in
                                               a picturesque landscape of surrounding grassland, home to abundant wildlife. tanzania is a land of
                                               contrasts and majesty, from the snow-capped summit of mount kilimanjaro to the sun-kissed beaches
                                               of zanzibar. Lake manyara, a scenic gem, provides the perfect introduction to tanzania’s abundant and
                                               distinct birdlife. Witness a stunning sunrise over world famous Ngorongoro Crater from your lodge,
                                               spectacularly located on the rim of the ancient crater.

 majestic Victoria falls                       “A journey of discovery not to be missed, it makes one hungry for more.” E. & L. Rossi
just a stroll away from
       your hotel             observing elephants during a game drive      sundowners                                    blyde river Canyon




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                                           admire the beauty and diversity
                                               of vast unspoilt landscapes




ride on the cable car to the top of table mountain
for a breathtaking view of Cape town
                                                             Cable Car, Table Mountain, Cape Town




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                                     Enjoy our selection of the finest
  Each Scenic Tours
   hotel or lodge is                  Hotels and Safari Lodges
 selected to enhance
    your holiday                                         Luxurious stays, amazing locations,
     experience                                                Impeccable hospitality



                                               Warm african safari evenings under the stars, make each of our selected hotels and lodges a special
                                               experience. set in unique locations, with excellent standards of comfort and service, you’ll find each
                                               property a delight. the invigorating air and the open vistas, will leave you relaxed and energised at
                                               the same time.

                                               Unforgettable stays in the heart of africa
                                               In shakaland experience a unique re-creation of a zulu village, staying in a traditional beehive hut
                                               with private facilities, witness traditional customs such as tribal dancing, beadwork, pottery and spear
                                               making at the Great kraal. the mara serena safari Lodge stands centre-stage to one of africa’s most
                                               dramatic wildlife arenas, the greatest wildlife show on earth, the legendary migration of the wildebeest.
                                               Ngorongoro serena safari Lodge is a beautiful and unique resort, perched on the rim of magnificent
                                               Ngorongoro Crater, hugging the contours of the jagged crater rim, the lodge is designed to blend
  the amazing vista                            completely into the landscape, and is entirely invisible from the floor of the crater 600 metres below.
  from your deck at
 tinga Private Game                            special, extraordinary experiences
Lodge on the banks of                          throughout each tour you will notice a collection of scenic Special Stays. these are outstanding
    the sabie river                            hotels and lodges where you can be assured that a very special experience is in store. tinga Private
                                               Game Lodge is located on a Private Concession in iconic kruger National Park, offering spacious
                                               suites that are truly luxurious with their own private plunge pool on the expansive deck overlooking
                                               the sabie river. at the exclusive thornybush Private Game Lodge, enjoy sweeping vistas over the
                                               savannah from within your lavish individual suite and your own private deck. the royal Livingstone
                                               hotel in Victoria falls is a luxury hotel which encapsulates the grandeur of past colonial days and
                                               features unrivalled views of the mighty falls. a sheltered oasis clustered around a waterhole, the luxury
                                               sweetwaters t    ented Camp is renowned for its privileged seclusion and private game viewing.
                                               these are highlighted on each itinerary page by the scenic Special Stays       symbol.


                                               “All the Scenic trips I have been on were wonderful, but Africa left the others for dead. I loved the
                                               people, the scenery, the animals, the food, the list goes on and on.” C. Bonner
 explore amboseli
National Park situated
beneath the majestic          mara serena safari Lodge                    shakaland                                    D’oreale Grande, Johannesburg
 mount kilimanjaro




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                                          Immerse yourself in the natural
                                           beauty of a privileged location




admire the sun setting over the zambezi river
from the open air observation deck at the
royal Livingstone hotel
                                                                      The Royal Livingstone Hotel




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                                      Explore Africa’s Great
   Discover Africa’s
endless skies and exotic                Game Parks & Reserves
wildlife on unforgettable
  game drives in your                                        awe inspiring, breathtaking,
  custom-built 4WDs                                               amazing wildlife



                                               No journey to africa is complete without visiting africa’s great game parks and reserves.
                                               scenic tours’ safari guests travel in custom-built 4WD vehicles for ultimate game viewing and with
                                               groups limited in size per vehicle, you can enjoy a more intimate and rewarding experience.

                                               exhilarating wildlife experiences
                                               explore the most magnificent surroundings for wildlife viewing anywhere in the world. observe the
                                               famed ‘big five’ – elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo – roaming freely in their natural habitat.
                                               In kruger National Park our safari vehicles have the freedom to traverse the entire Park including
                                               a 5,000 hectare private area, allowing unlimited game viewing. Lake Nakuru National Park is
                                               set beneath the high cliffs of the eastern rift Valley, home to thousands of pink flamingos and the
                                               sweetwaters Game reserve is home to the famous chimpanzee sanctuary.
                                               Visit the masai mara National reserve, regarded as the jewel of kenya’s wildlife viewing areas.
  explore magnificent
                                               In tanzania, Lake manyara National Park attracts a large diversity of birdlife, its surrounding terrain
   surroundings for
                                               contains a rich mosaic of different habitats that supports many animal varieties including the unique
    wildlife viewing                           tree climbing lions. the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife
                                               havens framed by lush highlands.

                                               the great annual migration
                                               the wildebeest migration takes place within kenya and tanzania and is considered the greatest
                                               wildlife show on earth. the open plains of the serengeti and the masai mara share the same eco
                                               system, with thousands of wildebeest and zebras migrating to greener pastures as the seasons
                                               change and the circle of life and death continues. Predators follow the wildebeest migration closely,
                                               waiting for an opportunity to strike weak prey as they make their way into different territories.
                                               after a day of exciting encounters in the bush, you’ll return to the comfort of your lodge for
                                               sundowners and the camaraderie of experiences shared.

                                               “How can you top a hippo bush breakfast, what a finale.” E.& L. Rossi

   encounter hippos
  along your journey
                               mount kilimanjaro                           Lesser flamingos                             Chimpanzees




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     Capture the essence of
     this incredible continent




Limitless game viewing is possible
from your open Land rover
                                                     Game Drive




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                                    Relax and enjoy your holiday
Scenic Tours’ holidays
   are a complete                     and leave the rest to us
 experience where
    everything is                               sensational highlights, all-inclusive,
    taken care of                             fully escorted, remarkable experiences



                                              you’ve looked forward to your holiday for some time so you expect an enjoyable and rewarding
                                              experience. one that is filled with wonderful memories, new found friends and an appreciation of
                                              the amazing scenic and cultural events that lie ahead. Join scenic tours as we embark on a holiday to
                                              remember and let us take care of all the details for you.

                                              Nothing but the best
                                              With scenic tours, our itineraries have been expertly planned so that you can maximise your sightseeing.
                                              you’ll be delighted at the standard and location of our amazing hotels and game lodges, and the
                                              extraordinary highlights and unique experiences that are included in each itinerary.


                                              the finest professional tour Directors
                                              hand picked for their experience and local knowledge, our tour Directors make an enormous contribution
 meet the children                            to the success of every tour. employed directly by us, they are suitably remunerated so they don’t have
  at Lake Nakuru                              to rely on shopping or optional tour commissions to supplement their income. our tour Directors love
    orphanage                                 people, and love what they do. the numerous glowing reports from our guests speak for themselves.


                                              scenic holidays are all-Inclusive - No hidden costs
                                              When we talk about scenic tours being “all-inclusive”, that is exactly what we mean. there are no hidden
                                              extras so you can confidently plan your budget knowing exactly what to allow for. We even include airport
                                              transfers at the beginning and end of your holiday as well as all porterage. and there’s no need to worry
                                              about tipping or gratuities because they’re all included.

                                              scenic Enrich – amazing places, once in a lifetime
                                              a range of additional activities that are truly exceptional. you can immerse yourself in local culture to
                                              be a part of the destination you’re in, and not just an onlooker. every scenic Enrich event adds to your
                                              experience of the region you’re visiting. In amboseli, learn about the traditional maasai culture during your
                                              visit to a village. In Lake Nakuru you’ll visit an orphanage established by an australian family striving to give
   In sweetwaters,                            disadvantaged children a better life. these interactions will provide a unique insight into africa. Details of
  help regenerate the                         scenic Enrich activities are highlighted on each itinerary page.
 deforested landscape        sunset cruise on the zambezi river           african Penguins,boulders beach              Private bush breakfast, masai mara
for future generations




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     Immerse yourself in a world
     of unimaginable cultural riches




Visit a zulu village and learn
about traditional zulu life
                                       be welcomed by the zulu village chief




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                                     Scenic
Choose the attractions
  you will enjoy best
                                      ‘FreeChoice’
 and make the most
                                                Choose what you do, No extra to pay,
   of your holiday
                                                        your kind of holiday



                                              In addition to all the included sightseeing and attractions, scenic FreeChoice provides an extra
                                              selection of activities and dining in some of the key cities and regions you will visit. FreeChoice
                                              gives you the time and opportunity to enjoy the activities that interest you most, without any
                                              extra cost.


                                              you choose at no extra cost
                                              scenic FreeChoice should not be confused with activities that are sometimes called “optional
                                              tours” that other operators charge extra for. all scenic FreeChoice activities and dining are
                                              included in your tour price so, regardless of what you choose there is nothing extra to pay.


                                              scenic ‘freeChoice’
 tour the beautiful                           all our guests appreciate the freedom that scenic FreeChoice provides. In Cape town for
                                              example, you may wish to explore the beautiful Cape Wineland region. alternatively you
 wineland region of
                                              may prefer to take a cruise to robben Island where Nelson mandela was imprisoned.
    Cape town
                                              Choose to see what you will enjoy most
                                              When travelling through this vast land from Cape town to kenya, simply select an activity
                                              to suit your individual taste whether it be active or at a more relaxed pace. In knysna,
                                              experience the sounds of the forest on a guided tour of monkeyland or you may wish to visit
                                              the spectacular birds of eden sanctuary. In amboseli, relax with a soothing massage or you
                                              may choose to take a nature walk with a resident expert.
                                              Details of the scenic FreeChoices are highlighted on each itinerary page.

                                              “These tours provided a wide range of experiences allowing us to learn more about the different
                                              cultures.” G. & G. Dean
                                              “Excellent tour, very hard to improve on. It was one highlight after another, a holiday you only
                                              dream about - 100%.” M. & N. Hollis
  Watch the sun set
  over the amazing
   african horizon            afternoon tea at the mount Nelson hotel   Guided tour at monkeyland                   robben Island, Cape town




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                                                                                                      Guided tour of the kirstenbosch botanical Gardens


South Africa                                                                 Kenya
Cape town                                                                    amboseli National Park
               Afternoon Tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel                                   Massage
               No visit to Cape town is complete without                                 Pamper yourself with a relaxing 30 minute massage at
               experiencing mount Nelson hotel’s legendary                               amboseli serena Lodge. Relaxed pace
               afternoon tea. Relaxed pace
               Available on the SZK and SZB only

               Robben Island                                                             Guided Nature Walk
               Cruise to robben Island for a tour of the island                          Join your safari guide on a nature walk for a fascinating
               including the Prison where Nelson mandela was held                        insight into the world of african trees, flowers, birds
               prisoner during the apartheid years. Relaxed pace                         and animals. Moderate pace


               Cape Wineland Tour
               enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful Cape Wineland
                                                                             sweetwaters Game reserve
               region which offers breathtaking vistas and steeped in rich               Massage
               culture and history. sample the local wines. Relaxed pace                 Indulge yourself in a relaxing 30 minute massage at
               Available on the SZKG, ZGR and SZG only                                   sweetwaters tented Camp. Relaxed pace
               Guided Tour of Kirstenbosch Gardens
               explore the beautiful kirstenbosch Gardens which
               are a celebration of south african flora. take in the                     Night Game Drive
               sweeping views and enjoy afternoon tea.                                   enjoy a night game drive as you go in search of night
               Moderate pace                                                             predators, and you may even catch a glimpse of such
                                                                                         elusive nocturnal creatures as aardvarks and bush
               Township Tour
                                                                                         babies. Moderate pace
               Discover the multicultural side of Cape town on a half
               day township tour. Learn about township life first hand                   Lion Tracking
               as you interact with the locals. Moderate pace                            accompany the lion- tracking patrols on their rounds
                                                                                         for a unique insight into the life of lions in the wild.
                                                                                         Moderate pace
knysna
               Monkeyland Guided Tour
               experience the sounds of the forest with a safari guide
               in monkeyland, the world’s only free roaming multi-
               species primate sanctuary. Relaxed pace


               Birds of Eden
               explore the spectacular birds of eden sanctuary and
               discover a vast array of native birdlife on a self guided
               tour. Relaxed pace




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                                    Rewards
    Scenic Club is                    Just For you
  our way of saying
     thank you                               our exclusive Loyalty Program,
                                      Providing you special recognition and service



                                              travel only once with scenic tours and you are eligible for the benefits of scenic Club, our
                                              exclusive loyalty program providing special recognition and service for those who travel with us*.


                                              scenicclub              Gold­
                                              after you complete your first tour with scenic tours we will automatically enrol you as a
                                              Gold member of our scenic Club program. membership is complimentary. once you have
                                              qualified as a scenic Club member, you retain membership and your status for life.
                                              • member-only savings and offers on selected tours
                                              • a dedicated scenic Club help Desk
                                              • select member-only events and competitions


monthly e-newsletters                         scenicclub              Platinum
   and quarterly                              after you have completed five tours or a total of 50 days of travel (whichever comes first), you
     magazine                                                                                                        ­
                                              will automatically receive complimentary scenic Club Platinum membership. your Platinum
                                              member benefits include all the benefits of Gold plus:
                                              • free limousine transfers before or after your tour*
                                              • a complimentary pre or post night with tours of over 20 days
                                              • Complimentary Platinum luggage with each tour


                                              scenicclub              Diamond
                                              after you have completed ten tours or a total of 100 days of travel (whichever comes first),
                                              you will automatically receive complimentary scenic Club Diamond membership. your
                                              Diamond member benefits include all the benefits of Platinum plus:
                                              • extended kilometre allowances for limousine transfer
                                              • Choice of a full size scenic Club Diamond suitcase or retail gift card with each tour
                                              • exclusive scenic Club Diamond member events

  for Platinum and                            *for details of the scenic Club program and full terms and conditions please see our website.
 Diamond members,
your limousine awaits         scenic Club Diamond luggage               Complimentary pre or post tour hotel stays       a dedicated member’s help Desk




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               special recognition and service
                 for those who travel with us




travel only once with scenic tours and
enjoy the benefits of scenic Club and
Gold member benefits on your next tour                         hotel Doorman




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 30 Day Grand African                                                                                                                         Sweetwaters     Shaba
                                                                                                                                                            2 National Reserve
 Expedition                                                         ZAMBIA
                                                                                          Victoria
                                                                                                                                             Game Reserve
                                                                                                                                     Lake Nakuru
                                                                                                                                                      2
                                                                                                                                                          1 Mt Kenya
                                                            Livingstone              2                                               National Park 1        National Park
                                                                                           Falls
                                                                                                                                 Masai Mara                                                 KENYA
                                                                                                                            National Reserve 3                    1 Nairobi

                                                                                                                                                                           Lake Amboseli
                                                                                              Blyde River Canyon
                                                                                                      Kruger                                                            2 Amboseli
                                                                                               2 National Park                                                            National Park
                                                 Sun City Extension 3
                                                        Johannesburg 3                              1 Swaziland                                        TANZANIA
   1 Nights
                                                The Blue
                                                                                             1
     Land Content                         Train Extension 4                                      Ghost Mountain
     Flight Content (Included)
     Flight Content (Not Included)                                    SOUTH      1 Zululand                                                                              Zanzibar
   1 Optional Extension                                               AFRICA
                                                                                                                                                                         Extension 3
     Optional Rail Extension           Cape Town 3                              Durban
                                                                       2    1 Port Elizabeth
                                                                                           h
Map provided is a guide only.           Cape Point     1
Please refer to terms and conditions
                                                Oudtshoorn Knysna

29 night land tour from Cape Town to Johannesburg including 2 nights in Zambia & 12 nights in Kenya

                                           So much more with Scenic
                                                                                                                            • Every detail of the 5-star Royal Livingstone Hotel will immerse you
                                           INCLUDED SCENIC Enrich                                                             in the style and romance of a bygone era. With unique Zambezi
                                           • In Zululand, be welcomed by the village chief and then learn about               River frontage, there’s no better place to contemplate the majesty
                                             traditional Zulu life during a tour of the village                               of the Victoria Falls
                                           • Gain an appreciation of traditional tribal life during your visit to a local   • Set amongst its own private reserve, Sweetwaters Tented Camp
                                             village in Livingstone                                                           is clustered around a waterhole and provides a charming blend of
                                           • Learn about the complex Maasai culture during your visit to a                    canvas ambience and uncompromising luxury
                                             manyatta (village) in Amboseli
                                           • Plant a tree at Sweetwaters Private Game Reserve to help                       INCLUDED SCENICHighlights
                                             regenerate the deforested landscape for future generations                     • Tour of the beautiful city of Cape Town
                                           • In Sweetwaters, gain an in-depth insight into the wildlife during a            • Enjoy a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular
    Scenic Tours                             private talk by expert naturalist Timothy Wadhier Oloo                           views of Cape Town and the surrounding area
                                           • Meet the children at an orphanage run by an Australian family at               • Explore Cape Peninsula and take in the amazing views of the Cape
 Ultimate Inclusions                         Lake Nakuru                                                                      of Good Hope from the summit of Cape Point
                                           • In the Masai Mara, enjoy the beautiful surrounds during your private           • Encounter African penguins on Boulders Beach
        All-Inclusive Touring                bush breakfast
                                                                                                                            • Take in the breathtaking views as you journey along the stunning
       ‘Must-see’ attractions                                                                                                 Garden Route
                                           INCLUDED SCENIC FreeChoice
      Exhilarating game drives             • In Cape Town, visit Robben Island; or explore Kirstenbosch Botanical           • Explore the underground chambers of Cango Caves
          Authentic cultural                 Gardens; or tour the beautiful wineland region; or take a guided               • In Oudtshoorn, take an interesting guided tour of an ostrich farm
            experiences                      Township tour                                                                    and learn all about these intriguing birds
                                           • In Knysna, experience the sounds of the forest with a safari guide in          • Explore the world renowned Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Reserve, the
     Two night stay at a Private             Monkeyland; or visit the spectacular Birds of Eden Sanctuary                     oldest such havens in Africa
      Game Lodge in Kruger
          National Park                    • In Amboseli National Park, take a guided nature walk; or enjoy a               • Cruise stunning Lake Jozini and look out for the wildlife around the
                                             relaxing massage                                                                 water’s edge
    Two night stay at the Royal            • In Sweetwaters, embark on an exhilarating night safari; or join your           • Enjoy game drives in a private concession in Kruger National Park
   Livingstone Hotel located on              guide for the thrill of tracking lions; or enjoy a relaxing massage
        the Zambezi River                                                                                                   • Tour the spectacular ‘Panorama Route’ between Kruger National
                                                                                                                              Park and Johannesburg
   Three night stay in the heart           INCLUDED SCENIC Dining
                                           • 64 superb meals including 1 Highlight Breakfast (HB),                          • Explore the historic township of Livingstone
       of the Masai Mara
                                             28 Full Buffet Breakfasts (FB), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL),                        • Take a guide walking tour to the spectacular Victoria Falls
         Fully Escorted by                   12 Lunches (L), 3 Highlight Dinners (HD) and 19 Dinners (D)
     experienced Scenic Tours                                                                                               • Enjoy sundowners during your sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
          Tour Director                    • In Oudtshoorn, enjoy a traditional ‘Afrikaans’ style dinner                    • Learn about the unique and different cultures and traditions found
                                           • In the Featherbed Nature Reserve, enjoy a spectacular buffet                     in Kenya
    Knowledgeable local guides
                                             lunch in a unique outdoor restaurant situated under the                        • Experience 4WD game drives through Kenya’s greatest national
          Airport transfers                  Milkwood Trees                                                                   game parks and reserves - Amboseli, Mount Kenya, Samburu,
   Scenic Enrich – allowing you            • At Tinga Private Game Lodge, enjoy a sumptuous dinner on the deck                Shaba, Sweetwaters, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara
    to live the destination, not             of the lodge                                                                   • Visit Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary to witness the safe and
        just travel through it             • Enjoy a special dinner under a blanket of stars in Kruger National Park          natural environment created for orphaned chimps
        ALL TIPPING and                                                                                                     • Enjoy spectacular views of the Masai Mara during your included
                                           INCLUDED SCENIC SpecialStays                                                       flight from the Mara to Nairobi
     GRATUITIES INCLUDED
                                           • Set in the breathtaking Kruger National Park by the rivers edge,
                                             Tinga Private Game Lodge offers the ultimate combination of total
                                             luxury and first class service in an unsurpassed location




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                                                                                                                                                                                      GRAND AFRICAN EXPEDITION
                                                                                                                                                              Giraffes, Lake Nakuru


Day 1 Cape Town Join your flight (flight not                 Knysna, where the remainder of the day is at leisure.         beaches. Arrive in Shakaland, a unique re-creation of
included) to the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town.           Two Night Stay: Knysna Quays.              Meals: FB          a Zulu village, for your overnight stay in a beehive hut.
On arrival at Cape Town airport you will be met by         Day 6 Knysna Explore Knysna this morning at                   On arrival at the village enjoy your Included Scenic
your Scenic Tours representative and transferred to        leisure before enjoying a visit to the Featherbed Nature      Enrich experience as you are welcomed by the village
your hotel. The remainder of the day and evening           Reserve, a World Heritage site. A short ferry trip            chief and then taken on a tour of the village where
are at leisure. Three Night Stay: Radisson Blu Hotel                                                                     you will learn about all facets of traditional Zulu life.
                                                           across the lagoon is followed by a trip by Unimog
Waterfront.                                                                                                              This evening enjoy a traditional Zulu cultural show and
                                                           drawn trailer to the top of the reserve. Enjoy the
Day 2 Cape Town This morning enjoy your                    panoramic views at a scenic lookout whilst specialist         dancing. Overnight Stay: Shakaland.           Meals: FB,D
Included city tour of Cape Town. Take a cable car          guides share their knowledge of the local folklore.           Day 9 Zululand – Ghost Mountain Depart
ride to the top of Table Mountain for outstanding          Once back in the Food Forest, a unique outdoor                the hotel this morning and travel to Hluhluwe-
views. The floor of the cable car rotates 360 degrees       restaurant situated under the Milkwood Trees, enjoy           Umfolozi Park, an unspoilt wilderness of rolling hills,
ensuring that everyone gets a view of the beautiful city   a spectacular buffet lunch. This afternoon return by          subtropical forest, acacia woodland and palm fringed
and surrounds. Included Scenic FreeChoice choose           ferry to Knysna.                          Meals: FB,HL        rivers. World renowned for its rhino conservation
from: (1) Tour of Robben Island where Nelson
                                                           Day 7 Knysna – Port Elizabeth Included                        program, The Hluhluwe and Umfolozi Reserves
Mandela was imprisoned during the apartheid years;
                                                           Scenic FreeChoice choose from: (1) Guided tour of             are the oldest such havens in Africa, being founded
or (2) Guided tour of the stunning Kirstenbosch
                                                           Monkeyland, the world’s only free-roaming multi-              in 1895. It was here that the world-acclaimed
Botanical Gardens situated at the foot of Table
Mountain; or (3) Tour of the beautiful wineland region     species primate sanctuary; or (2) Visit the spectacular       Operation Rhino was introduced during the 1960’s,
of Cape Town; or (4) Township tour for an insight into     Birds of Eden Sanctuary to discover a vast array of native    successfully capturing and relocating white rhino to
the multicultural side of Cape Town. Must be booked        birdlife. Enjoy a brief visit to Storm’s River Mouth in the   sanctuaries within South Africa and abroad. Recently,
before departure.                         Meals: FB,D      Tsitsikamma National Park. Continue to Port Elizabeth         Hluhluwe-Umfolozi has focused its efforts on saving
                                                           this afternoon and enjoy dinner at the hotel. Overnight       the endangered black rhino, whose numbers in
Day 3 Cape Town Today will be spent                                                                                      Africa have dwindled in the past decade. In the late
                                                           Stay: Radisson Blu Hotel.                      Meals: FB,D
discovering the most south-westerly point in Africa,
                                                                                                                         afternoon travel to our accommodation situated
Cape Peninsula. Enjoy the spectacular views of the         Day 8 Port Elizabeth – Zululand An early start
                                                                                                                         in the shadow of ‘Ghost Mountain’. This evening
Cape of Good Hope from the summit of Cape Point,           this morning as you fly (flight not included) to Durban.
                                                                                                                         enjoy a mesmerising display of traditional dancing.
where the peninsula juts into the sea. Continue            Travel through the Dolphin Coast region amongst a
exploring the Cape before enjoying lunch in a local                                                                      Overnight Stay: Ghost Mountain Inn. Meals: FB,D
                                                           sea of sugar cane fields and enter the heart of Zululand,
restaurant. This afternoon you will visit Boulders         which is renowned for its subtropical climate and sandy       Continued
Beach, home to the protected land-based colony of
African penguins.                           Meals: FB,L
Day 4 Cape Town – Oudtshoorn Farewell
memorable Cape Town and journey along Route
62 via the charming town of Montagu and the ‘Klein
Karoo’ to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital
of the world’ due to its perfect environment for raising
ostriches. Explore the world famous Cango Caves,
where the underground chambers are filled with
breathtaking limestone formations such as the ‘organ
pipes’, ‘Cleopatra’s needle’ and the ‘kneeling camel’ –
prepare to be amazed! This evening enjoy a traditional
‘Afrikaans’ style dinner which includes ‘ostrich’
specialties. Overnight Stay: De Opstal Country Lodge.
Meals: FB,HD
Day 5 Oudtshoorn – Knysna This morning
you will visit an ostrich farm to learn about every
aspect of these intriguing birds from breeding to
rearing. Your journey continues to the resort town of
                                                                                                                                          Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town


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                                                                                                                                                                                Victoria Falls



                                                    30 Day Grand African Expedition continued

  Day 10 Ghost Mountain – Swaziland This                           your tour of the Zambian side of one of the seven             scrub of Amboseli National Park. Heading deep into
  morning, enjoy your Included cruise on stunning Lake             Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls. Two Night Special       the park you will encounter large concentrations of
  Jozini, and with luck experience the thrill of seeing wildlife   Stay : Royal Livingstone Hotel.           Meals: FB,D         elephants, birdlife and other wildlife which are drawn to
  coming to the water’s edge to drink. Your journey                                                                              this area due to a series of large, lush swamplands. Enjoy
                                                                   Day 15 Livingstone Today enjoy your Included
  continues to the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland. Travel                                                                             your Included Scenic Enrich visit to a traditional Maasai
                                                                   Scenic Enrich visit to a local village to gain an
  through Big Bend as you continue to your hotel, set in                                                                         Village where you will learn first hand about this complex
                                                                   appreciation of traditional tribal life. You will also
  the natural tranquillity of the Ezulwini Valley. Overnight                                                                     culture. The Maasai culture is a truly independent and
                                                                   explore the quaint town of Livingstone which is rich in
  Stay: Ezulwini Sun Hotel.                     Meals: FB,D                                                                      proud culture and undoubtedly one of the most famous
                                                                   scenery and heritage, and visit the Livingstone Museum.
                                                                                                                                 traditional cultures on earth. Included Scenic FreeChoice
  Day 11 Swaziland - Kruger National Park                          This afternoon explore this historic town further at your
                                                                                                                                 choose from: (1) A nature walk; or (2) A soothing
  Your journey of this amazing country continues as you            own pace or simply relax and enjoy the facilities of your
                                                                                                                                 massage.                                   Meals: FB,L,D
  travel to Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest           luxury hotel before boarding your vessel for a sunset
  national park. A real treat awaits as you arrive at Tinga        cruise on the Zambezi River. Enjoy sundowners as you          Day 20 Amboseli – Mount Kenya National
  Private Game Lodge, situated in a 5,000 hectare                  absorb this stunning setting from a most unique vantage       Park Nairobi’s famous Safari Park is your lunch
  private concession within Kruger National Park. Enjoy            point.                                            Meals: FB   destination today, followed by a drive to Mount Kenya
  an afternoon game drive. This evening savour the                                                                               National Park, home to the imposing, extinct volcano,
                                                                   Day 16 Livingstone – Johannesburg                             Mount Kenya which dominates the landscape of the
  surrounding African bush land whilst dining at the lodge
                                                                                             Opportunity to take a               Kenyan Highlands. This World Heritage listed national
  this evening. Two Night Special Stay : Tinga Private
                                                                                             magnificent helicopter flight         park includes a variety of habitats ranging from higher
  Game Lodge.                               Meals: FB,HD
                                                                                             over Victoria Falls. Please see     forest, bamboo, alpine moorlands, glaciers, tarns and
  Day 12 Kruger National Park Today you will                                                 page 46 for details.                glacial morains. This evening enjoy game viewing from
  explore this amazing famous national park as you embark                                                                        the comfort of your lodge which overlooks a waterhole
                                                                   Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before your transfer to
  on a morning and an evening game drive. Limitless                                                                              and salt lick that attracts numerous herds of elephant
                                                                   the airport for your flight (flight not included) to
  game viewing is possible as your open Land Rover is                                                                            and buffalo. Overnight Stay: Serena Mountain Lodge.
                                                                   Johannesburg where you will be met and transferred to
  able to traverse the entire Kruger National Park without                                                                       Meals: FB,L,D
                                                                   your hotel. Overnight Stay: D’oreale Grande Hotel.
  restriction. Between drives, relax in Tinga’s sumptuous
  surrounds. This evening dine in the bush under a blanket
                                                                   Meals: FB,D                                                   Day 21 Mount Kenya National Park – Shaba
  of stars.                                 Meals: FB,HD           Day 17 Johannesburg – Nairobi This morning                    National Reserve Continuing north, we arrive at
                                                                   transfer to the airport for your flight (flight not included)   Shaba National Reserve which lies adjacent to Samburu
  Day 13 Kruger National Park –                                                                                                  National Reserve. Popularly known as the “Samburu
                                                                   to Nairobi, the thriving capital city of Kenya. On arrival
  Johannesburg Today, journey the world renowned                                                                                 Ecosystem”, these reserves sustain a variety of free
                                                                   you will be transferred to your centrally located hotel.
  ‘Panorama Route’ and view the stunning Blyde River                                                                             ranging wildlife species. On arrival enjoy an afternoon
                                                                   Overnight Stay: Nairobi Serena Hotel. Meals: FB,D
  Canyon, one of Africa’s natural treasures. Visit the                                                                           game drive. Two Night Stay: Sarova Shaba Game Lodge.
  Bourke’s Luck Potholes and stop at World’s View for              Day 18 Nairobi – Amboseli National Park                       Meals: FB,L,D
  breathtaking views of the densely forested mountain              Following breakfast leave the bustling city behind and
                                                                   head south to Amboseli National Park located beneath
                                                                                                                                 Day 22 Shaba & Samburu National
  range contrasted with the fertile lowveld. Arrive in
                                                                   the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, the
                                                                                                                                 Reserves This morning rise early for game viewing
  Johannesburg late afternoon and this evening is at leisure.
                                                                                                                                 in Samburu National Reserve, with its striking backdrop
  Overnight Stay: D’oreale Grande Hotel.        Meals: FB          majestic Mt Kilimanjaro. Late this afternoon, experience
                                                                                                                                 of the Mathews Range. The gently flowing Uaso Nyiro
                                                                   a game drive through this national reserve with its wide,
  Day 14 Johannesburg – Livingstone Depart                                                                                       River, which traverses the reserve, is the lifeblood of the
                                                                   dry plains and where the horizons stretch into the
  the hotel this morning for your transfer to the airport                                                                        area providing water and shade for the diverse wildlife
                                                                   furthest distance and become one with the sky. Two
  to meet your flight (flight not included) to Livingstone,                                                                        that can be found in this area including reticulated giraffe,
                                                                   Night Stay: Amboseli Serena Lodge.         Meals: FB,L,D
  Zambia. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel                                                                       elephant, waterbuck, gazelle, buffalo and the rare Grevy’s
  which is located a short stroll from Victoria Falls, on the      Day 19 Amboseli National Park The snow                        zebra. This afternoon enjoy a game drive in Shaba
  banks of the magnificent Zambezi River. This afternoon            clad peak of Mt Kilimanjaro soars above you as you            National Reserve. This evening enjoy your private cultural
  see the powerful and majestic falls at close range during        enjoy a game drive through the savannah and acacia            dance performance by a local tribe.       Meals: FB,L,D



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                GRAND AFRICAN EXPEDITION
                                                                                                                                                                                              White Pelican soaring over flamingos


Day 23 Shaba National Reserve –                               Day 26 Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara National                                                   largest population of lions in Kenya. Vast herds of
Sweetwaters Game Reserve Today we journey                     Reserve Continue to Masai Mara National Reserve,                                           zebra, impala, antelope, gazelle and giraffe grace the
across the equator to the unique Sweetwaters Game             where a once in a lifetime experience awaits as you                                        landscape, hippos populate the streams and lakes and
Reserve. Situated overlooking a waterhole, between            witness the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth – the                                     the woodlands and savannah are home to leopard,
snowcapped Mount Kenya and the foothills of the               Great Migration (seasonal). It has been recorded that the                                  lion, hyena and cheetah.                  Meals: FB,L,D
Aberdares Mountains, Sweetwaters Game Reserve is              Masai Mara attracts 95 species of mammals, amphibians                                      Day 29 Masai Mara – Johannesburg This
a privately held reserve covering some 24,000 acres.          and reptiles and over 400 bird species, and during                                         morning enjoy your Included Scenic Enrich exclusive
Sweetwaters runs its own tree nursery which supports          the annual migration over 1.5 million wildebeest. This                                     bush breakfast before boarding your flight back to
and sustains the natural community. Support this project      afternoon enjoy a game drive through the Masai Mara                                        Nairobi. During the short flight, take in the spectacular
on your Included Scenic Enrich experience as you plant a      which is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing                                 views over the landscape below. On arrival in Nairobi
tree to help regenerate the deforested landscape. Enjoy       areas. Three Night Stay: Mara Serena Safari Lodge.                                         connect with your flight (flight not included) to
a late afternoon game drive. Two Night Special Stay :         Meals: FB,L,D
                                                                                                                                                         Johannesburg. On arrival in Johannesburg you will be
Sweetwaters Tented Camp.                Meals: FB,L,D         Day 27-28 Masai Mara National Reserve                                                      transferred to your hotel. Overnight Stay: D’oreale
Day 24 Sweetwaters Game Reserve This                                                             Opportunity to take an                                  Grande Hotel.                                 Meals: HB
morning visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary,                                              optional 1 hour Hot Air Balloon                         Day 30 Johannesburg After breakfast bid
the only place in Kenya where this highly endangered and                                         flight over the Masai Mara.                              farewell to your newfound friends before your
remarkably intelligent species can be seen. The aim of                                           Please see page 46 for details.                         transfer to Johannesburg airport for your onward or
the project was to set up a safe, secure and permanent
                                                              Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives through                                            homebound flight (flight not included). We
refuge colony where orphaned and isolated chimps
                                                              the Masai Mara which is situated in the Great Rift                                         trust you enjoyed your Scenic Tours experience!
could be introduced, rehabilitated and taught to fend
                                                              Valley in primarily open grasslands and home to the                                        Meals: FB
for themselves in an area as natural as possible. Enjoy
an afternoon game drive through the reserve. Included
Scenic FreeChoice choose from: (1) An exhilarating night           2011
                                                                                                                Departure Dates and Prices                                                                          TOUR CODE
                                                                                                  30 day tour • 29 night land tour from Cape Town to Johannesburg                                                     SZKG
game drive for a unique experience; or (2) A thrilling
experience as you join your expert guide to track lions; or                        Twin Share           Single Supp                         Twin Share             Single Supp                            Twin Share              Single Supp
(3) A relaxing massage. This evening enjoy your Included
                                                                  May 05           $14,465               $1,895            Jul 07,28        $16,155                $3,015               Sep 22            $16,695                 $3,015
Scenic Enrich talk by an expert naturalist, Timothy
                                                                  Jun 03           $14,995               $2,465            Aug 18           $16,155                $3,015               Sep 29            $16,795                 $3,085
Wadhier Oloo, who will share with you his wealth of
knowledge on the local wildlife.         Meals: FB,L,D            Jun 30           $16,155               $3,015            Sep 02           $16,355                $3,015

Day 25 Sweetwaters Game Reserve – Lake                          Deposit/Additions:                                                                   2012 Departure Dates
                                                                Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking)               $1,000
Nakuru National Park Continue your African                                                                                                           May 04; Jun 01,28; Jul 05,26; Aug 16,30; Sep 20,27

                                                                International & Regional Airfares                                                    2012 Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please enquire for full details.
journey to Lake Nakuru, set in a picturesque landscape
                                                                Just add the best international and regional airfares of the day – our
of surrounding woodland and grassland and home to               reservations team are standing by to secure the best available airfare.
large flocks of pelicans and pink flamingos, and other
wildlife. Enjoy your Included Scenic Enrich visit the
Nakuru Baby Orphanage Centre, established by an                                                                         SAVE per couple
Australian family who have sold their home to care for          • Up to $75 with airport transfers included                                            • Up to $655 Scenic FreeChoice Inclusions
the local children and the surrounding community. Enjoy         • Up to $350 with all tips and gratuities included                                     • Up to $2,950 with our Earlybird Offers
lunch with the children for a memorable experience.
                                                                • Enquire for Savings on groups of 10 or more
This afternoon enjoy your game drive en route to the
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, which is nestled along           All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Tour price shown includes all sightseeing, entrance fees, Scenic FreeChoice activities, meals as specified, accommodation and the
                                                              flight from Masai Mara to Nairobi. All other flights must be booked at specified times, please enquire for details Tour itinerary and prices valid for departures from 01 May 2011
the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink        to 31 December 2011. Tour Maps: Any maps or other route depictions are intended as an indication only and should not be relied upon. Please refer to terms and conditions
rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic            clause 29. For full terms and conditions, please see pages 50-51.

vistas of the Lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru
National Park. Overnight Stay: Sarova Lion Hill Game
                                                                                                               PRE OR POST TOUR EXTENSION
Lodge.                                  Meals: FB,L,D                 Complete your African adventure with a pre or post tour extension. Please see pages 42-45 for details.



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 23 Day Grand African                                                                                                                                  KENYA


 Discovery                                                         ZAMBIA
                                                                                        Victoria
                                                                                                                              Lake Nakuru                   1 Mt Kenya
                                                            Livingstone            2                                          National Park 1                 National Park
                                                                                         Falls
                                                                                                                            Masai Mara
                                                                                                                       National Reserve 3               1 Nairobi

                                                                            Pilgrim’s       Blyde River Canyon                Ngorongoro                      2 Amboseli
                                                                                                                             National Park 2
                                                                               Rest                                                                             National Park
                                                                                                                                                      1      Lake Amboseli
                                                         Johannesburg                      2 Thornybush
                                                                              3               Game Reserve                                       Lake Manyara
   1 Nights                                                                            Pretoria                                                  National Park
     Land Content
     Flight Content (Included)                                                                                                          TANZANIA
     Flight Content (Not Included)                             4 The Blue
                                                                 Train Extension
                                                                                                                                                              Zanzibar
   1 Optional Extension                                                                                                                                       Extension 3
     Optional Rail Extension           Cape Town 4      SOUTH
                                                         AFRICA
Map provided is a guide only.            Cape Point
Please refer to terms and conditions                Stellenbosch

                     22 night land tour from Cape Town to Johannesburg including Tanzania & Kenya

                                            So much more with Scenic
                                            INCLUDED SCENICEnrich                                                      INCLUDED SCENICHighlights
                                            • Gain an appreciation of traditional tribal life during your visit to a   • Tour of the beautiful city of Cape Town
                                              local village in Livingstone                                             • Enjoy a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain for
                                            • Learn about the complex Maasai culture during your visit to a              spectacular views of Cape Town and the surrounding area
                                              manyatta (village) in Amboseli National Park                             • Tour the stunning Cape Wineland region and the historic,
                                            • In Ngorongoro Crater, enjoy a traditional dance performance by             university town of Stellenbosch
                                              a local tribe and exclusive talk by an expert naturalist on the local    • Explore Cape Peninsula and take in the amazing views of the
                                              wildlife and native customs                                                Cape of Good Hope from the summit of Cape Point
                                            • In Lake Nakuru, meet the children at an orphanage setup by an            • Encounter African penguins on Boulders Beach in the Cape
                                              Australian family to care for the local children and surrounding           Peninsula
    Scenic Tours                              community                                                                • Enjoy game drives on a private concession in Thornybush
                                            • In the Masai Mara, enjoy the beautiful surrounds during your               Game Reserve
 Ultimate Inclusions                          private bush breakfast                                                   • Tour the spectacular ‘Panorama Route’ between Kruger
                                                                                                                         National Park and Johannesburg
        All-Inclusive Touring               INCLUDED SCENICFreeChoice                                                  • Explore the historic township of Livingstone
       ‘Must-see’ attractions               • In Cape Town, visit Robben Island; or explore Kirstenbosch               • Take a guided walking tour to the spectacular Victoria Falls
                                              Botanical Gardens; or take a guided Township tour; or afternoon
      Exhilarating game drives                                                                                         • Enjoy sundowners during your sunset cruise on the
                                              tea at the magnificent Mount Nelson Hotel
                                                                                                                         Zambezi River
          Authentic cultural                • In Amboseli National Park, take a guided nature walk; or enjoy a         • Learn about the unique and different cultures and traditions
            experiences                       relaxing massage                                                           found in Kenya and Tanzania
    Two night stay at a Private             INCLUDED SCENICDining                                                      • Two night stay at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge spectacularly
   Game Lodge in Thornybush                                                                                              located on the rim of the crater
                                            • 51 superb meals including 1 Highlight Breakfast (HB),
       National Reserve                                                                                                • Experience the sun rise over the rim at Ngorongoro Crater
                                              20 Full Buffet Breakfasts (FB), 1 Boxed Breakfast (BB),
    Two night stay at the Royal               1 Highlight Lunch (HL), 12 Lunches (L),                                  • Enjoy 4WD game drives in the stunning Lake Manyara and
   Livingstone Hotel located on               2 Highlight Dinners (HD) and 14 Dinners (D)                                Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania
        the Zambezi River                   • Enjoy a sumptuous lunch during your tour to the Cape
                                                                                                                       • Three night stay in the heart of the Masai Mara
         Two night stay at                    Winelands area                                                           • Experience 4WD game drives through Kenya’s greatest
    Ngorongoro Serena Lodge                                                                                              national game parks and reserves - Amboseli, Mount Kenya,
                                            • At Thornybush Private Game Lodge, enjoy a sumptuous dinner                 Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara
    spectacularly located on the              on the deck of the lodge
         rim of the crater                                                                                             • Enjoy spectacular views of the Masai Mara during your included
                                            • Dine under the stars in the bush at Thornybush Game Reserve                flight from the Mara to Nairobi
   Three night stay in the heart
       of the Masai Mara                    INCLUDED SCENICSpecialStays
         Fully Escorted by                  • Situated in the famous Thornybush Game Reserve,
     experienced Scenic Tours                 Thornybush Private Game Lodge offers elegant
          Tour Director                       accommodation and sublime cuisine, which is complemented
                                              by unrivalled big game viewing
    Knowledgeable local guides
                                            • Every detail of the 5-star Royal Livingstone Hotel will immerse
          Airport transfers                   you in the style and romance of a bygone era. With unique
   Scenic Enrich – allowing you               Zambezi River frontage, there’s no better place to contemplate
    to live the destination, not              the majesty of the Victoria Falls
        just travel through it
        ALL TIPPING and
     GRATUITIES INCLUDED



  22 |       The ultimate touring experience
                                                                                                                                                                           GRAND AFRICAN DISCOVERY
                                                                                                                                            Table Mountain, Cape Town


Day 1 Cape Town Join your flight (flight not              Beach, home to the protected land-based colony          your ranger and tracker on an optional guided walk
included) to the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town.        of African penguins.                 Meals: FB,L        for an opportunity to learn more about the flora
On arrival at Cape Town airport you will be met                                                                 and fauna of the region and to have a chance to
                                                        Day 5 Cape Town – Thornybush Game
and transferred to your luxury hotel, ideally located                                                           follow tracks in more detail. After some free time
                                                        Reserve Transfer to the airport for your early
along the Atlantic Ocean and within easy access to                                                              to relax and enjoy the facilities at the lodge, board
                                                        morning flight (flight not included) to Johannesburg.
the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. The remainder                                                               your vehicle for an afternoon game drive and then
                                                        Board your coach for your journey to the province
of the day and evening are at leisure. Four Night                                                               dine under a starlit sky in the bush. Meals: FB,L,HD
                                                        of Mpumulanga and the Thornybush Game
Stay: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront.                    Reserve, which is 10,000 hectares of pristine           Day 7 Thornybush Game Reserve
Day 2 Cape Town This morning enjoy your                 African bushveld. Set in the heart of the rolling       – Johannesburg Travel via the magnificent
Included city tour of Cape Town. Take a cable car       lowveld and incorporated into the Greater Kruger        ‘Panorama Route’, one of the most beautiful and
ride to the top of Table Mountain for outstanding       National Park, the Thornybush Game Reserve is           popular travel destinations in South Africa. The
views. The floor of the cable car rotates 360            home of the ‘Big Five’ and a variety of other African   stretch known as Blyde River Canyon is one of the
degrees ensuring that everyone gets a view of           wildlife species. Enjoy your two night stay here at     natural wonders of Africa. The amazing canyon
the beautiful city and surrounds. Included Scenic       the exclusive Thornybush Private Game Lodge.            comes to an end at Bourke’s Luck Potholes.
FreeChoice choose from: (1) Tour of Robben              This evening dine at the lodge whilst enjoying the      From many well-positioned vantage points you
Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned              views of the surrounding African bushveld. Two          will have a view of the 33 kilometre long gorge.
during the apartheid years; or (2) Guided tour          Night Special Stay : Thornybush Private Game            The Potholes are impressive rock formations that
of the stunning Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens          Lodge.                                 Meals: BB,HD     were shaped millions of years ago by erosion.
situated at the foot of Table Mountain; or                                                                      The bizarre swirl holes developed when the once
                                                        Day 6 Thornybush Game Reserve
(3) Afternoon tea at the magnificent Mount                                                                       rapid river carried masses of sand and debris. Stop
                                                        Experience an early morning game drive through
Nelson Hotel, a lasting memorial to past imperial                                                               at World’s View for breathtaking views before
                                                        this amazing game reserve, which is predominantly
glory; or (4) Township tour for an insight into the                                                             continuing to Johannesburg. Overnight Stay:
                                                        open savannah. Limitless game viewing is possible
multicultural side of Cape Town. Must be booked                                                                 D’oreale Grande Hotel.                     Meals: FB
                                                        as your open Land Rover traverses through this
before departure.                       Meals: FB,D     private reserve. After a sumptuous breakfast, join      Continued
Day 3 Cape Town Depart the hotel for a
tour to the renowned Cape Winelands region,
which encapsulates all the best the Cape area has
to offer – stunning natural beauty, rich cultural
heritage and world famous wines. Continue to
the historical, university town of Stellenbosch,
noteworthy for its venerable old buildings, streets
lined with magnificent oak trees and elegant, gabled
architecture. Journey along the wine route and
enjoy wine tasting followed by a sumptuous lunch.
Arrive back at your hotel late afternoon and the
remainder of the day and evening are at leisure for
you to explore on your own.              Meals: FB,HL
Day 4 Cape Town Today will be spent
discovering the most south-westerly point in
Africa, Cape Peninsula. Enter the stunning Cape
Point Nature Reserve and journey to the top of
Cape Point for incredible vistas. The point thrusts
its jagged edge into the Atlantic Ocean and affords
magnificent views over the hills of the peninsula
towards the Cape of Good Hope. Enjoy lunch in
a local restaurant before continuing to Boulders
                                                                                                                                 Stellenbosch, in the Cape Wineland area


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                                                                                                                                                             Maasai welcome



                                                  23 Day Grand African Discovery continued

  Day 8 Johannesburg – Livingstone                            Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning before          Ngorongoro Crater, often called “Africa’s Eden” and
  Depart the hotel this morning for your transfer             your transfer to the airport for your flight (flight       the 8th Natural Wonder of the World. Our lodge
  to the airport to meet your flight (flight not                not included) to Johannesburg. Overnight Stay:           is spectacularly located on the rim of the ancient
  included) to Livingstone, Zambia. On arrival you            D’oreale Grande Hotel.                   Meals: FB,D     crater, affording breathtaking views. This evening
  will be transferred to your hotel which is located                                                                   enjoy your Included Scenic Enrich traditional dance
                                                              Day 11 Johannesburg – Nairobi                            performance by a local tribe and exclusive talk by
  a short stroll from Victoria Falls, on the banks of         After breakfast transfer to the airport for your
                                                                                                                       an expert naturalist on the local wildlife and native
  the magnificent Zambezi River. This afternoon                flight (flight not included) to Nairobi, the thriving
                                                                                                                       customs. Two Night Stay: Ngorongoro Serena
  see the powerful and majestic falls at close range          capital city of Kenya. On arrival you will be met
                                                                                                                       Safari Lodge.                          Meals: FB,L,D
  during your tour of the Zambian side of one of the          and transferred to your centrally located hotel.
  seven Wonders of the World, and one of the most             Overnight Stay: Nairobi Serena Hotel. Meals: FB,D        Day 14 Ngorongoro Crater Don’t miss
  spectacular natural sites, Victoria Falls. Two Night                                                                 the chance to rise early this morning and witness
                                                              Day 12 Nairobi – Lake Manyara                            a spectacular sunrise over the crater. Following
  Special Stay : Royal Livingstone Hotel. Meals: FB,D
                                                              National Park Following breakfast leave the              breakfast, enjoy a game drive through Ngorongoro
  Day 9 Livingstone Today enjoy your Included                 bustling city of Nairobi behind and travel to the        Crater which reputedly contains the largest
  Scenic Enrich visit to a local village to gain an           Namanga Border and enter Tanzania, home to               number of predators in Africa, due to the vast
  appreciation of traditional tribal life. You will also      interesting wildlife, inspiring landscapes and a         numbers of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle.
  explore the quaint town of Livingstone which is rich        rich, diverse culture. Continue your journey to          Meals: FB,L,D
  in scenery and heritage, and visit the Livingstone          Lake Manyara National Park, situated between
                                                              the lake and the sheer rock walls of the Rift Valley     Day 15 Ngorongoro Crater – Amboseli
  Museum. This afternoon explore this historic town
                                                              escarpment. The Park is home to an amazing               National Park After breakfast, continue your
  further at your own pace or simply relax and enjoy
                                                              variety of birds and animals and its lush green          journey via Arusha and travel north into Kenya to
  the facilities of your luxury hotel before boarding
                                                              jungle habitat is of stark contrast to other parks in    Amboseli National Park, located beneath the tallest
  your vessel for a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.
                                                                                                                       freestanding mountain in the world, the majestic
  Enjoy sundowners as you absorb this stunning setting        Tanzania. Overnight Stay: Lake Manyara Serena
                                                                                                                       Mount Kilimanjaro. Late this afternoon, experience
  from a most unique vantage point.               Meals: FB   Safari Lodge.                            Meals: FB,L,D
                                                                                                                       a game drive through this national reserve with its
  Day 10 Livingstone – Johannesburg                           Day 13 Lake Manyara National Park                        wide, dry plains and where the horizons stretch
                                                              – Ngorongoro Crater Enjoy an early                       into the furthest distance and become one with
                           Opportunity to take a
                                                              morning game drive through this beautiful and            the sky. Two Night Stay: Amboseli Serena Lodge.
                           magnificent helicopter flight
                                                              incredibly diverse park, which is well known for its     Meals: FB,L,D
                           over Victoria Falls. Please see
                                                              tree-climbing lions, elephants and large troops of
                           page 46 for details.                                                                        Day 16 Amboseli National Park The
                                                              baboons. After lunch travel to the world famous,
                                                                                                                       snow clad peak of Mount Kilimanjaro soars
                                                                                                                       above you as you enjoy a game drive through
                                                                                                                       the savannah and acacia scrub of the Amboseli
                                                                                                                       National Park. Heading deep into the park you
                                                                                                                       will encounter large concentrations of elephants,
                                                                                                                       birdlife such as grey heron, stork and Egyptian
                                                                                                                       goose and other wildlife, which are drawn to this
                                                                                                                       area due to a series of large, lush swamplands.
                                                                                                                       Enjoy your Included Scenic Enrich visit to a
                                                                                                                       traditional Maasai village where you will learn
                                                                                                                       first hand about this complex culture. The
                                                                                                                       Maasai culture is a truly independent and proud
                                                                                                                       culture and undoubtedly one of the most famous
                                                                                                                       traditional cultures on earth. Maasai are semi-
  Hippopotami


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         GRAND AFRICAN DISCOVERY
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Game Drive observing a lion


nomadic farmers and have resisted the urging of       greatest wildlife spectacle on earth – the Great                                            the landscape, hippos populate the streams and
governments to adopt a more sedentary lifestyle.      Migration (seasonal). It has been recorded that                                             lakes and the woodlands and savannah are home
The Maasai live in harmony with most wild             the Masai Mara attracts 95 species of mammals,                                              to leopard, lion, hyena and cheetah. Meals: FB,L,D
animals and have an aversion to eating game. As       amphibians and reptiles and over 400 bird species,
a result, Maasai land has East Africa’s finest game.
                                                                                                                                                  Day 22 Masai Mara – Johannesburg
                                                      and during the annual migration over 1.5 million
                                                                                                                                                  This morning enjoy your Included Scenic Enrich
Included Scenic FreeChoice choose from: (1) A         wildebeest. This afternoon enjoy a game drive
nature walk accompanied by the lodge’s resident                                                                                                   exclusive bush breakfast and game drive before
                                                      through the Masai Mara which is regarded as the
nature expert; or (2) A soothing massage.                                                                                                         boarding your flight back to Nairobi. During
                                                      jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. Three Night
Meals: FB,L,D                                                                                                                                     the short flight, take in the spectacular views
                                                      Stay: Mara Serena Safari Lodge.        Meals: FB,L,D
                                                                                                                                                  over the landscape below. On arrival in Nairobi
Day 17 Amboseli – Mount Kenya                         Day 20-21 Masai Mara National Reserve                                                       connect with your flight (flight not included) to
National Park Nairobi’s famous Safari Park                                                                                                        Johannesburg. On arrival in Johannesburg you
                                                                                         Opportunity to take an
is your lunch destination today, followed by a
                                                                                         optional 1 hour Hot Air Balloon                          will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight Stay:
drive to Mount Kenya National Park, home to the
                                                                                         flight over the Masai Mara.                               D’oreale Grande Hotel.                      Meals: HB
imposing, extinct volcano, Mount Kenya which
                                                                                         Please see page 46 for details.
dominates the landscape of the Kenyan Highlands.                                                                                                  Day 23 Johannesburg After breakfast bid
This World Heritage listed national park includes     Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives through                                             farewell to your newfound friends before your
a variety of habitats ranging from higher forest,     the Masai Mara which is situated in the Great Rift                                          transfer to Johannesburg airport for your onward
bamboo, alpine moorlands, glaciers, tarns and         Valley in primarily open grasslands and home to                                             or homebound flight (flight not included). We trust
glacial moraines. This evening enjoy game viewing     the largest population of lions in Kenya. Vast herds                                        you enjoyed your Scenic Tours experience!
from the comfort of your lodge which overlooks        of zebra, impala, antelope, gazelle and giraffe grace                                       Meals: FB
a waterhole and salt lick that attracts numerous
herds of elephant and buffalo. Overnight Stay:
Serena Mountain Lodge.                Meals: FB,L,D
Day 18 Mount Kenya National Park                           2011
                                                                                                         Departure Dates and Prices                                                                         TOUR CODE
                                                                                          23 day tour • 22 night land tour from Cape Town to Johannesburg                                                      SZK
– Lake Nakuru National Park Continue
your African journey to Lake Nakuru, set in a                              Twin Share            Single Supp                         Twin Share            Single Supp                            Twin Share              Single Supp
picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland
                                                          May 26           $13,965               $2,185            Jul 21           $14,995                $2,565               Sep 15            $15,195                 $2,735
and grassland and home to large flocks of pelicans
                                                          Jun 23           $14,995               $2,565            Aug 11           $14,995                $2,565
and pink flamingos, and other wildlife. Enjoy
your Included Scenic Enrich visit to the Nakuru         Deposit/Additions:                                                                   2012 Departure Dates
Baby Orphanage Centre, established by an                Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking)               $1,000          May 23; Jun 21; Jul 19; Aug 09; Sep 13
Australian family who have sold their home to           International & Regional Airfares                                                    2012 Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please enquire for full details.

care for the local children and the surrounding         Just add the best international and regional airfares of the day – our
                                                        reservations team are standing by to secure the best available airfare.
community. Enjoy lunch with the children for a
memorable experience. This afternoon enjoy
your game drive en route to the Sarova Lion Hill
Game Lodge, which is nestled along the Lion Hill                                                                 SAVE per couple
overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed         • Up to $75 with airport transfers included                                             • Up to $300 Scenic FreeChoice Inclusions
Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic vistas      • Up to $250 with all tips and gratuities included                                      • Up to $2,950 with our Earlybird Offers
of the lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru             • Enquire for Savings on groups of 10 or more
National Park. Overnight Stay: Sarova Lion Hill
Game Lodge.                         Meals: FB,L,D     All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Tour price shown includes all sightseeing, entrance fees, Scenic FreeChoice activities, meals as specified, accommodation and the
                                                      flight from Masai Mara to Nairobi. All other flights must be booked at specified times, please enquire for details. Tour itinerary and prices valid for departures from 01 May 2011
                                                      to 31 December 2011. Tour Maps: Any maps or other route depictions are intended as an indication only and should not be relied upon. Please refer to terms and conditions
Day 19 Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara                       clause 29. For full terms and conditions, please see pages 50-51.
National Reserve This morning continue to
Masai Mara National Reserve, where a once in                                                           PRE OR POST TOUR EXTENSION
a lifetime experience awaits as you witness the
                                                              Complete your African adventure with a pre or post tour extension. Please see pages 42-45 for details.



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 14/17 Day South Africa & Garden Route
                                                                                 ZAMBIA
                                                                                                         Victoria
                                                                         Livingstone               2      Falls



                                                                                                            Blyde River Canyon
                                                                                                                    Kruger
                                                             Sun City Extension 3                            2 National Park
                                                                       Johannesburg 2                              1 Swaziland
                                                          The Blue
                                                                                                            1
   1 Nights                                         Train Extension 4                                           Ghost Mountain
     Land Content
                                                                                   SOUTH      1 Zululand
     Flight Content (Not Included)
   1 Optional Extension                     Cape Town 3                            AFRICA    Durban
     Optional Rail Extension
                                                                                    2    1 Port Elizabeth
                                                                                                        h
Map provided is a guide only.                   Cape Point     1
Please refer to terms and conditions                    Oudtshoorn Knysna

                       16 night land tour from Cape Town to Johannesburg including 2 nights in Zambia
                                                                                                                                   Day 1 Cape Town Join your flight (flight not
                                       So much more with Scenic                                                                    included) to the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. On
                                                                                                                                   arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
                                       INCLUDED SCENIC Enrich                                                                      Three Night Stay: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront.
                                       • In Zululand, be welcomed by the village chief and then learn about traditional
                                         Zulu life during a tour of the village                                                    Day 2 Cape Town Enjoy a city tour including a
                                       • Gain an appreciation of traditional tribal life during your visit to a local village in   cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain. Included
                                         Livingstone                                                                               Scenic FreeChoice choose from: (1) Tour of Robben
                                       INCLUDED SCENIC FreeChoice                                                                  Island; or (2) Guided tour of the Kirstenbosch Botanical
                                       • In Cape Town, visit Robben Island; or explore Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens; or          Gardens; or (3) Tour of the wineland region; or
                                         tour the beautiful wineland region; or take a guided Township tour                        (4) Township tour. Must be booked before departure.
                                       • In Knysna, experience the sounds of the forest with a safari guide in Monkeyland;         Meals: FB,D
                                         or visit the spectacular Birds of Eden Sanctuary
     Scenic Tours                                                                                                                  Day 3 Cape Town Today explore beautiful Cape
                                       INCLUDED SCENIC Dining                                                                      Peninsula. Enjoy the spectacular views from the summit
  Ultimate Inclusions                  • 28 superb meals including 16 Full Buffet Breakfasts (FB), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL),
                                                                                                                                   of Cape Point and visit Boulders Beach, home to the
        All-Inclusive Touring            1 Lunch (L), 3 Highlight Dinners (HD) and 7 Dinners (D)
                                                                                                                                   protected land-based colony of African penguins.
        ‘Must-see’ attractions         • In Oudtshoorn, enjoy a traditional ‘Afrikaans’ style dinner
                                                                                                                                   Meals: FB,L
                                       • In the Featherbed Nature Reserve, enjoy a spectacular buffet lunch in a unique
   Spectacular views during your
    journey along the stunning
                                         outdoor restaurant situated under the Milkwood Trees                                      Day 4 Cape Town – Oudtshoorn Departing
          Garden Route                 • At Tinga Private Game Lodge, enjoy a sumptuous dinner on the deck of the lodge            Cape Town this morning, journey to Oudtshoorn.
     Exhilarating game drives in       • Dine in the bush under a blanket of stars in Kruger National Park                         Explore the famous Cango Caves which are filled with
       Kruger National Park                                                                                                        breathtaking limestone formations. This evening enjoy a
                                       INCLUDED SCENIC SpecialStays                                                                traditional ‘Afrikaans’ style dinner which includes ‘ostrich’
          Authentic cultural
                                       • Set in the breathtaking Kruger National Park by the rivers edge, Tinga Private
            experiences
                                         Game Lodge offers the ultimate combination of total luxury and first class
                                                                                                                                   specialties. Overnight Stay: De Opstal Country Lodge.
     Two night stay at a Private         service in an unsurpassed location                                                        Meals: FB,HD
      Game Lodge in Kruger             • Every detail of the 5-star Royal Livingstone Hotel will immerse you in the style
          National Park                                                                                                            Day 5 Oudtshoorn – Knysna This morning visit
                                         and romance of a bygone era. With unique Zambezi River frontage, there’s no
                                         better place to contemplate the majesty of the Victoria Falls                             an ostrich farm and learn about every aspect of these
     Two night stay at the Royal
    Livingstone Hotel located on                                                                                                   intriguing birds. Your journey continues to the resort
         the Zambezi River             INCLUDED SCENIC Highlights                                                                  town of Knysna, where the remainder of the day is at
                                       • Enjoy a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular views of              leisure. Two Night Stay: Knysna Quays.          Meals: FB
   Fully Escorted by experienced
                                         Cape Town and the surrounding area
    Scenic Tours Tour Director
                                       • Explore Cape Peninsula and enjoy the amazing views of the Cape of Good                    Day 6 Knysna Take a short ferry ride across the
    Knowledgeable local guides           Hope from the summit of Cape Point                                                        lagoon before your trip by Unimog drawn trailer to
          Airport transfers            • Take in the breathtaking views as you journey along the stunning Garden Route
                                                                                                                                   the top of Featherbed Nature Reserve. Take in the
                                       • Explore the underground chambers of Cango Caves
    Scenic Enrich – allowing you       • In Oudtshoorn, take an interesting guided tour of an ostrich farm and learn
                                                                                                                                   panoramic views at a scenic lookout before enjoying
   to live the destination, not just     about these intriguing birds                                                              a spectacular buffet lunch at the Food Forest, a unique
            travel through it
                                       • Explore the world renowned Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Reserve                                      outdoor restaurant.                        Meals: FB,HL
        ALL TIPPING and                • Cruise stunning Lake Jozini and look out for the wildlife around the water’s edge
     GRATUITIES INCLUDED               • Enjoy game drives on a private concession in Kruger National Park                         Day 7 Knysna – Port Elizabeth Included
                                       • Tour the spectacular ‘Panorama Route’ between Kruger National Park and                    Scenic FreeChoice choose from: (1) Guided tour of
                                         Johannesburg                                                                              Monkeyland; or (2) Visit the spectacular Birds of Eden
                                       • Explore the historic township of Livingstone and enjoy a guided walking tour to           Sanctuary. Briefly visit the Storm’s River Mouth in the
                                         Victoria Falls
                                                                                                                                   Tsitsikamma National Park. Overnight Stay: Radisson Blu
                                       • Enjoy sundowners during your sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
                                                                                                                                   Hotel.                                      Meals: FB,D



  26 |       The ultimate touring experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             SOUTH AFRICA & GARDEN ROUTE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cape Town


Day 8 Port Elizabeth – Zululand An early start                   Day 14 Johannesburg – Livingstone                                                                pace or simply relax and enjoy the facilities of your luxury
this morning as you fly (flight not included) to Durban.           (Guests on the 14 Day tour depart after breakfast this                                           hotel before boarding your vessel for a sunset cruise on the
Travel through the Dolphin Coast region to Shakaland,            morning in Johannesburg. Tour Code: SZG).                                                        Zambezi River.                                    Meals: FB
a unique re-creation of a Zulu village, for your overnight       Depart the hotel this morning for your transfer to                                               Day 16 Livingstone – Johannesburg
stay in a beehive hut. On arrival at the village enjoy your      the airport to meet your flight (flight not included) to
Included Scenic Enrich experience as you are welcomed                                                                                                                                                     Opportunity to take a
                                                                 Livingstone, Zambia. On arrival you will be transferred
by the village chief and then taken on a tour of the village                                                                                                                                              magnificent helicopter flight
                                                                 to your hotel which is located a short stroll from Victoria
where you will learn about all facets of traditional Zulu                                                                                                                                                 over Victoria Falls. Please see
                                                                 Falls, on the banks of the magnificent Zambezi River. This
life. This evening enjoy a traditional Zulu cultural show and                                                                                                                                             page 46 for details.
                                                                 afternoon see the powerful and majestic falls at close range
dancing. Overnight Stay: Shakaland.             Meals: FB,D      during your tour of the Zambian side of one of the seven                                         Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning before your
                                                                 Wonders of the World, and one of the most spectacular                                            transfer to the airport for your flight (flight not included)
Day 9 Zululand – Ghost Mountain Depart
                                                                 natural sites, Victoria Falls. Two Night Special Stay : Royal                                    to Johannesburg. This evening enjoy your farewell dinner.
the hotel this morning and travel to Hluhluwe-Umfolozi
Park, famous for its rhino conservation program. In the          Livingstone Hotel.                             Meals: FB,D                                       Overnight Stay: D’oreale Grande Hotel. Meals: FB,D
late afternoon travel to our accommodation situated in           Day 15 Livingstone Today enjoy your Included                                                     Day 17 Johannesburg After breakfast bid farewell
the shadow of ‘Ghost Mountain’. This evening enjoy a             Scenic Enrich visit to a local village to gain an appreciation                                   to your newfound friends before your transfer to
mesmerising display of traditional dancing. Overnight Stay:      of traditional tribal life. You will also explore the quaint                                     Johannesburg airport for your onward or homebound flight
Ghost Mountain Inn.                         Meals: FB,D          town of Livingstone and visit the Livingstone Museum. This                                       (flight not included). We trust you enjoyed your Scenic
Day 10 Ghost Mountain – Swaziland This                           afternoon explore this historic town further at your own                                         Tours experience!                            Meals: FB
morning, enjoy your Included cruise on stunning Lake
Jozini, and with luck experience the thrill of seeing wildlife         2011
                                                                                                                      Departure Dates and Prices                                                                           TOUR CODE
coming to the water’s edge to drink. Your journey                                        17 day tour • 16 night land tour from Cape Town to Johannesburg including Livingstone                                                ZGR
continues to the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland. Travel through                             Twin Share             Single Supp                           Twin Share            Single Supp                               Twin Share           Single Supp
Big Bend and the heart of the country as you continue
                                                                     May 05             $7,665                $1,765              Jul 07,28         $7,665                 $1,765              Sep 02                 $7,755             $1,765
to your hotel, set in the natural tranquillity of the Ezulwini
Valley. Overnight Stay: Ezulwini Sun Hotel. Meals: FB,D              Jun 03,30          $7,665                $1,765              Aug 18            $7,665                 $1,765              Sep 22,29              $8,295             $1,835

Day 11 Swaziland – Kruger National Park                                                                                                                                                                                    TOUR CODE
                                                                       2011                            14 day tour • 13 night land tour from Cape Town to Johannesburg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SZG
Your journey of this amazing country continues as you
travel to Kruger National Park. A real treat awaits as you                             Twin Share             Single Supp                           Twin Share            Single Supp                               Twin Share           Single Supp
arrive at Tinga Private Game Lodge, situated on the banks
                                                                     May 05             $6,595                $1,315              Jul 07,28         $6,595                 $1,315              Sep 02                 $6,675             $1,315
of the Sabie River. Enjoy an afternoon game drive before
                                                                     Jun 03,30          $6,595                $1,315              Aug 18            $6,595                 $1,315              Sep 22,29              $7,195             $1,385
your sumptuous dinner this evening. Two Night Special
Stay : Tinga Private Game Lodge.            Meals: FB,HD            Deposit/Additions:                                                                       2012 Departure Dates
                                                                    Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking)                   $1,000          May 03; Jun 01,28; Jul 05,26; Aug 16,31; Sep 20,27
Day 12 Kruger National Park Today you will                          International & Regional Airfares                                                        2012 Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please enquire for full details.
explore this amazing national park as you embark on a               Just add the best international and regional airfares of the day – our
                                                                    reservations team are standing by to secure the best available airfare.
morning and evening game drive. Limitless game viewing
is possible as your open Land Rover is able to traverse
the entire Kruger National Park without restriction.
Between drives, relax in Tinga’s sumptuous surrounds.
                                                                                                                               SAVE per couple
                                                                   • Up to $75 with airport transfers included                                                 • Up to $250 Scenic FreeChoice Inclusions
This evening dine in the bush under a blanket of stars.
Meals: FB,HD                                                       • Up to $180 with all tips and gratuities included                                          • Up to $700 with our Earlybird Offers
                                                                   • Enquire for Savings on groups of 10 or more
Day 13 Kruger National Park –
                                                                 All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Tour price shown includes all sightseeing, entrance fees, Scenic FreeChoice activities, meals as specified and accommodation. All flights
Johannesburg Travel along the ‘Panorama Route’ and               must be booked at specified times, please enquire for details. Tour itinerary and prices valid for departures from 01 May 2011 to 31 December 2011. Tour Maps: Any maps or other
view the stunning Blyde River Canyon, one of Africa’s            route depictions are intended as an indication only and should not be relied upon. Please refer to terms and conditions clause 29. For full terms and conditions, please see pages 50-51.
natural treasures. Visit the Bourke’s Luck Potholes and
stop at World’s View before arriving in Johannesburg.                                                                PRE OR POST TOUR EXTENSION
Overnight Stay: D’oreale Grande Hotel.         Meals: FB                   Complete your African adventure with a pre or post tour extension. Please see pages 42-45 for details.



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18 Day Victoria Falls & Kenyan Discovery
                                                                                                        Sweetwaters     Shaba
                                                                                                                      2 National Reserve
                                                                                                       Game Reserve
                                                                                                                2
                                                                                               Lake Nakuru          1 Mt Kenya
                         ZAMBIA                                                                National Park 1        National Park
                                          Victoria
                   Livingstone      2                                                     Masai Mara                                                KENYA
                                                                                     National Reserve 3                         1 Nairobi
                                           Falls

                                                                                                                                      Lake Amboseli
                                                                                                                                   2 Amboseli
                                                                                                                                     National Park
                                                                                                                                                                  1 Nights
                                                                                                                  TANZANIA                                            Land Content
                                                                                                                                                                      Flight Content (Included)
                Johannesburg 3                                                                                                                                        Flight Content (Not Included)
                                                                                                                                                                  1 Optional Extension
                                                                                                                                    Zanzibar                   Map provided is a guide only.
                                                                                                                                    Extension 3                Please refer to terms and conditions


 17 night land tour including relaxing 2 night stays in Livingstone, Amboseli, Shaba & Sweetwaters
                                                                                                                                    Day 1 Johannesburg Join your flight (flight not
                                    So much more with Scenic                                                                        included) to Johannesburg. On arrival at Johannesburg
                                                                                                                                    airport you will be met by your Scenic Tours
                                    INCLUDED SCENIC Enrich                                                                          representative and transferred to your hotel. The
                                    • Gain an appreciation of traditional tribal life during your visit to a local village in       remainder of the day and evening are at leisure. Overnight
                                      Livingstone
                                                                                                                                    Stay: D’oreale Grande Hotel.
                                    • Learn about the complex Maasai culture during your visit to a manyatta (village)
                                      in Amboseli                                                                                   Day 2 Johannesburg – Livingstone Depart the
                                    • Plant a tree at Sweetwaters Private Game Reserve to help regenerate the                       hotel this morning for your transfer to the airport to meet
                                      deforested landscape for future generations                                                   your flight (flight not included) to Livingstone, Zambia.
                                    • In Sweetwaters, gain an in-depth insight into the wildlife during a private talk by           On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel which is
                                      expert naturalist Timothy Wadhier Oloo                                                        located a short stroll from Victoria Falls, on the banks of
                                    • In Lake Nakuru, meet the children at an orphanage setup by an Australian family               the magnificent Zambezi River. This afternoon see the
   Scenic Tours                       to care for the local children and surrounding community
                                                                                                                                    powerful and majestic falls at close range during your tour
                                    • In the Masai Mara, enjoy the beautiful surrounds during your private bush
Ultimate Inclusions                   breakfast                                                                                     of the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. Two Night Special
                                                                                                                                    Stay : Royal Livingstone Hotel.                 Meals: FB,D
     All-Inclusive Touring
                                    INCLUDED SCENIC FreeChoice
     ‘Must-see’ attractions         • In Amboseli, take a guided nature walk; or enjoy a relaxing massage
                                                                                                                                    Day 3 Livingstone Today enjoy your Included
                                    • In Sweetwaters, embark on an exhilarating night safari; or join your guide for the
                                                                                                                                    Scenic Enrich visit to a local village to gain an appreciation
   Exhilarating game drives
        through Kenya                 thrill of tracking lions; or enjoy a relaxing massage                                         of traditional tribal life. You will also explore the quaint
                                                                                                                                    town of Livingstone and visit the Livingstone Museum. This
      Authentic cultural            INCLUDED SCENIC Dining                                                                          afternoon explore this historic town further at your own
        experiences                 • 42 superb meals including 1 Highlight Breakfast (HB), 16 Full Buffet Breakfasts (FB),
                                                                                                                                    pace or simply relax and enjoy the facilities of your luxury
  Two night stay at the Royal         11 Lunches (L) and 14 Dinners (D)
 Livingstone Hotel located on                                                                                                       hotel before boarding your vessel for a sunset cruise on the
      the Zambezi River             INCLUDED SCENIC SpecialStays                                                                    Zambezi River.                                        Meals: FB
                                    • Every detail of the 5-star Royal Livingstone Hotel will immerse you in the style
Three night stay in the heart of
                                      and romance of a bygone era. With unique Zambezi River frontage, there’s no
                                                                                                                                    Day 4 Livingstone – Johannesburg
       the Masai Mara
                                      better place to contemplate the majesty of the Victoria Falls                                                            Opportunity to take a
      Fully Escorted by
                                    • Set amongst its own private reserve, Sweetwaters Tented Camp is clustered                                                magnificent helicopter flight
  experienced Scenic Tours            around a waterhole and provides a charming blend of canvas ambience and
       Tour Director                                                                                                                                           over Victoria Falls. Please see
                                      uncompromising luxury
 Knowledgeable local guides
                                                                                                                                                               page 46 for details.

       Airport transfers
                                    INCLUDED SCENIC Highlights                                                                      Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning before your
                                    • Explore the historic township of Livingstone                                                  transfer to the airport for your flight (flight not included) to
 Scenic Enrich – allowing you       • Take a guided walking tour to the spectacular Victoria Falls
to live the destination, not just                                                                                                   Johannesburg. Overnight Stay: D’oreale Grande Hotel.
         travel through it          • Enjoy sundowners during your sunset cruise on the Zambezi River                               Meals: FB,D
                                    • Learn about the unique and different cultures and traditions found in Kenya
     ALL TIPPING and                                                                                                                Day 5 Johannesburg – Nairobi This morning
                                    • Experience 4WD game drives through Kenya’s greatest national game parks
  GRATUITIES INCLUDED                                                                                                               transfer to the airport for your flight (flight not included)
                                      and reserves - Amboseli, Mount Kenya, Samburu, Shaba, Sweetwaters, Lake
                                      Nakuru and Masai Mara                                                                         to Nairobi, the thriving capital city of Kenya. On arrival
                                    • Visit Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary to witness the safe and natural                        you will be transferred to your centrally located hotel.
                                      environment created for orphaned chimps                                                       Overnight Stay: Nairobi Serena Hotel.          Meals: FB,D
                                    • Enjoy spectacular views of the Masai Mara during your included flight from the
                                      Mara to Nairobi                                                                               Day 6 Nairobi – Amboseli National Park
                                                                                                                                    Journey to Amboseli National Park located beneath the
                                                                                                                                    tallest freestanding mountain in the world, the majestic Mt
                                                                                                                                    Kilimanjaro. Late this afternoon, experience a game drive



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      KENYAN DISCOVERY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      VICTORIA FALLS &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Victoria Falls


through this national reserve with its wide, dry plains.         or (3) A relaxing massage. This evening enjoy your                                          Day 15-16 Masai Mara National Reserve
Two Night Stay: Amboseli Serena Lodge. Meals: FB,L,D             Included Scenic Enrich talk by an expert naturalist,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Opportunity to take an
                                                                 Timothy Wadhier Oloo, who will share with you his
Day 7 Amboseli National Park Enjoy a morning                                                                                                                                                       optional 1 hour Hot Air Balloon
                                                                 wealth of knowledge on the local wildlife. Meals: FB,L,D                                                                          flight over the Masai Mara.
game drive before your Included Scenic Enrich visit to a
traditional Maasai Village where you will learn first hand        Day 13 Sweetwaters Game Reserve – Lake                                                                                            Please see page 46 for details.
about this complex culture. Included Scenic FreeChoice           Nakuru National Park Continue your African                                                  Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives through the
choose from: (1) A nature walk; or (2) A soothing                journey to Lake Nakuru, home to large flocks of pelicans                                     Masai Mara, home to the largest population of lions in
massage.                                   Meals: FB,L,D         and pink flamingos and other wildlife. Enjoy your Included                                   Kenya. Vast herds of zebra, impala, antelope, gazelle and
Day 8 Amboseli – Mount Kenya National                            Scenic Enrich visit to the Nakuru Baby Orphanage                                            giraffe grace the landscape, hippos populate the streams
Park This morning, drive to Mount Kenya National                 Centre, established by an Australian family who have
                                                                                                                                                             and lakes and the woodlands and savannah are home to
Park, home to the imposing Mount Kenya. This evening             sold their home to care for the local children and the
                                                                                                                                                             leopard, lion, hyena and cheetah.         Meals: FB,L,D
enjoy game viewing from the comfort of your lodge                surrounding community. Enjoy lunch with the children
                                                                 for a memorable experience. This afternoon enjoy your                                       Day 17 Masai Mara – Johannesburg This
which overlooks the waterhole and salt lick. Overnight
                                                                 game drive en route to your lodge. Overnight Stay:                                          morning enjoy your Included Scenic Enrich exclusive
Stay: Serena Mountain Lodge.           Meals: FB,L,D
                                                                 Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge.               Meals: FB,L,D                                    bush breakfast before boarding your flight back to
Day 9 Mount Kenya National Park – Shaba                                                                                                                      Nairobi. On arrival in Nairobi connect with your flight
National Reserve Travel to Shaba National Reserve                Day 14 Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara National
                                                                                                                                                             (flight not included) to Johannesburg. Overnight Stay:
which lies adjacent to Samburu National Reserve. These           Reserve This morning continue to Masai Mara National
                                                                                                                                                             D’oreale Grande Hotel.                       Meals: HB
reserves sustain a variety of free ranging wildlife species      Reserve, where a once in a lifetime experience awaits as
including reticulated giraffe, elephant, waterbuck and the       you witness the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth – the                                  Day 18 Johannesburg After breakfast bid
rare Grevy’s zebra. On arrival enjoy an afternoon game           Great Migration (seasonal). This afternoon enjoy a game                                     farewell to your newfound friends before your
drive. Two Night Stay: Sarova Shaba Game Lodge.                  drive through the Masai Mara which is regarded as the                                       transfer to Johannesburg airport for your onward or
Meals: FB,L,D                                                    jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. Three Night Stay:                                  homebound flight (flight not included). We trust you
                                                                 Mara Serena Safari Lodge.                   Meals: FB,L,D                                   enjoyed your Scenic Tours experience!        Meals: FB
Day 10 Shaba & Samburu National Reserves
This morning rise early for game viewing in Samburu
National Reserve, with its striking backdrop of the                   2011
                                                                                                                    Departure Dates and Prices                                                                         TOUR CODE
                                                                                              18 day tour • 17 night land tour from Johannesburg to Livingstone and Kenya                                                 ZKA
Mathews Ranges. This afternoon enjoy a game drive in
Shaba National Reserve.                    Meals: FB,L,D                              Twin Share            Single Supp                         Twin Share            Single Supp                            Twin Share              Single Supp

Day 11 Shaba National Reserve –                                      May 17            $9,955                $685             Jul 12,19           $11,655             $1,715               Sep 14            $11,755                 $1,715
Sweetwaters Game Reserve Today we journey                            Jun 15           $10,495             $1,155              Aug 09,30           $11,655             $1,715               Oct 04,11 $11,655                         $1,715
across the equator to the unique Sweetwaters Game
Reserve. Situated overlooking a waterhole, between
                                                                   Deposit/Additions:                                                                   2012 Departure Dates
                                                                   Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking)               $1,000          May 15; Jun 13; Jul 10,17; Aug 07,28; Sep 12; Oct 02,09
snowcapped Mount Kenya and the foothills of the                    International & Regional Airfares                                                    2012 Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please enquire for full details.
Aberdares Mountains, Sweetwaters Game Reserve is                   Just add the best international and regional airfares of the day – our
                                                                   reservations team are standing by to secure the best available airfare.
a privately held reserve covering some 24,000 acres.
Sweetwaters runs its own tree nursery which supports
and sustains the natural community. Support this project
on your Included Scenic Enrich experience as you plant a
                                                                                                                            SAVE per couple
                                                                   • Up to $75 with airport transfers included                                             • Up to $410 Scenic FreeChoice Inclusions
tree to help regenerate the deforested landscape. Enjoy
                                                                   • Up to $190 with all tips and gratuities included                                      • Up to $2,800 with our Earlybird Offers
a late afternoon game drive. Two Night Special Stay :
                                                                   • Enquire for Savings on groups of 10 or more
Sweetwaters Tented Camp.                 Meals: FB,L,D
                                                                 All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Tour price shown includes all sightseeing, entrance fees, Scenic FreeChoice activities, meals as specified, accommodation and the
Day 12 Sweetwaters Game Reserve Visit                            flight from Masai Mara to Nairobi. All other flights must be booked at specified times, please enquire for details. Tour itinerary and prices valid for departures from 01 May 2011
                                                                 to 31 December 2011. Tour Maps: Any maps or other route depictions are intended as an indication only and should not be relied upon. Please refer to terms and conditions
the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and enjoy an                clause 29. For full terms and conditions, please see pages 50-51.
afternoon game drive. Included Scenic FreeChoice choose
from: (1) An exhilarating night game drive; or (2) A thrilling                                                     PRE OR POST TOUR EXTENSION
experience as you join your expert guide to track lions;                  Complete your African adventure with a pre or post tour extension. Please see pages 42-45 for details.



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 12/17 Day Victoria Falls &
 East Africa Adventure
                                                                                           Lake Nakuru                         1 Mt Kenya
                                                                                           National Park 1                       National Park
                                                                                      Masai Mara
                          ZAMBIA
                                       Victoria                                  National Reserve 3                          1 Nairobi         KENYA
                    Livingstone      2 Falls
                                                                                          Ngorongoro                             2 Amboseli
                                                                                         National Park 2
                                                                                                                                   National Park
                                                                                                                       1      Lake Amboseli
                                                                                                                  Lake Manyara                                1 Nights
                                                                                                                  National Park                                   Land Content
                                                                                                                                                                  Flight Content (Included)
                                                                                              TANZANIA                                                            Flight Content (Not Included)
                Johannesburg 3                                                                                                                                1 Optional Extension
                                                                                                                                 Zanzibar                  Map provided is a guide only.
                                                                                                                                 Extension 3               Please refer to terms and conditions


                             16 night land tour • including 3 nights in Tanzania & 8 nights in Kenya
                                                                                                                                 Day 1 Johannesburg Join your flight (flight
                                    So much more with Scenic                                                                     not included) to the Johannesburg. On arrival at
                                                                                                                                 Johannesburg airport you will be met and transferred to
                                    INCLUDED SCENICEnrich                                                                        your hotel. Overnight Stay: D’oreale Grande Hotel.
                                    • Gain an appreciation of traditional tribal life during your visit to a local village
                                      in Livingstone                                                                             Day 2 Johannesburg – Livingstone Depart
                                    • Learn about the complex Maasai culture during your visit to a manyatta                     the hotel this morning for your transfer to the airport
                                      (village) in Amboseli National Park                                                        to meet your flight (flight not included) to Livingstone,
                                    • In Ngorongoro Crater, enjoy a traditional dance performance by a local                     Zambia. On arrival you will be transferred to your
                                      tribe and exclusive talk by an expert naturalist on the local wildlife and native          hotel which is on the banks of the magnificent Zambezi
                                      customs                                                                                    River. This afternoon see the powerful and majestic
                                    • In Lake Nakuru, meet the children at an orphanage setup by an Australian                   falls at close range during your tour of the Victoria Falls.
                                      family to care for the local children and surrounding community                            Two Night Special Stay : Royal Livingstone Hotel.
   Scenic Tours                     • In the Masai Mara, enjoy the beautiful surrounds during your private bush                  Meals: FB,D
                                      breakfast
Ultimate Inclusions                                                                                                              Day 3 Livingstone Today enjoy your Included
     All-Inclusive Touring          INCLUDED SCENICDining                                                                        Scenic Enrich visit to a local village. You will also explore
                                    • 39 superb meals including 1 Highlight Breakfast (HB), 15 Full Buffet Breakfasts            the quaint town of Livingstone and visit the Livingstone
    ‘Must-see’ attractions            (FB), 10 Lunches (L) and 13 Dinners (D)
                                                                                                                                 Museum. This afternoon enjoy a sunset cruise on the
   Exhilarating game drives
    through Tanzania and            INCLUDED SCENICSpecialStays                                                                  Zambezi River.                                      Meals: FB
             Kenya                  • Every detail of the 5-star Royal Livingstone Hotel will immerse you in the                 Day 4 Livingstone – Johannesburg
      Authentic cultural              style and romance of a bygone era. With unique Zambezi River frontage,
                                      there’s no better place to contemplate the majesty of the Victoria Falls                                              Opportunity to take a
        experiences
                                                                                                                                                            magnificent helicopter flight
  Two night stay at the Royal
 Livingstone Hotel located on
                                    INCLUDED SCENICHighlights                                                                                               over Victoria Falls. Please see
      the Zambezi River             • Explore the historic township of Livingstone                                                                          page 46 for details.
                                    • Take a guided walking tour to the spectacular Victoria Falls
     Two night stay at                                                                                                           This morning transfer to the airport for your flight (flight
                                    • Enjoy sundowners during your sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge                                                                                                          not included) to Johannesburg. Overnight Stay: D’oreale
spectacularly located on the        • Learn about the unique and different cultures and traditions found in Kenya
                                      and Tanzania
                                                                                                                                 Grande Hotel.                               Meals: FB,D
     rim of the crater
Three night stay in the heart
                                    • Two night stay at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge spectacularly located on the                     Day 5 Johannesburg – Nairobi After breakfast
                                      rim of the crater                                                                          transfer to the airport for your flight (flight not included)
    of the Masai Mara
                                    • Experience the sun rise over the rim at Ngorongoro Crater                                  to Nairobi, the thriving capital city of Kenya. On arrival
Fully Escorted by experienced       • Enjoy 4WD game drives in the stunning Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro
 Scenic Tours Tour Director                                                                                                      you will be met and transferred to your centrally located
                                      Crater in Tanzania
                                                                                                                                 hotel. Overnight Stay: Nairobi Serena Hotel. Meals: FB,D
 Knowledgeable local guides         • Three night stay in the heart of the Masai Mara
                                    • Experience exhilarating 4WD game drives through Kenya’s greatest                           (Guests on the 12 Day tour join the tour this evening
       Airport transfers                                                                                                         in Nairobi. Tour Code: SZE).
                                      national game parks and reserves - Amboseli, Mount Kenya, Lake Nakuru
 Scenic Enrich – allowing you         and Masai Mara
to live the destination, not just                                                                                                Day 6 Nairobi – Lake Manyara National
                                    • Enjoy spectacular views of the Masai Mara during your included flight from
         travel through it            the Mara to Nairobi
                                                                                                                                 Park Following breakfast leave the bustling city of
     ALL TIPPING and                                                                                                             Nairobi behind and travel to Tanzania, home to
  GRATUITIES INCLUDED                                                                                                            interesting wildlife, inspiring landscapes and a rich,
                                                                                                                                 diverse culture. Continue your journey to Lake Manyara
                                                                                                                                 National Park, situated between the lake and the sheer
                                                                                                                                 rock walls of the Rift Valley escarpment. Overnight Stay:
                                                                                                                                 Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge.            Meals: FB,L,D



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 EAST AFRICA ADVENTURE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 VICTORIA FALLS &
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Zebra and wildebeest, Masai Mara


Day 7 Lake Manyara National Park –                            Day 13 Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara National                                                    and lakes and the woodlands and savannah are home
Ngorongoro Crater Enjoy an early morning                      Reserve This morning continue to Masai Mara National                                        to leopard, lion, hyena and cheetah.   Meals: FB,L,D
game drive through this beautiful and incredibly diverse      Reserve, where a once in a lifetime experience awaits as                                    Day 16 Masai Mara – Johannesburg
park, which is well known for its tree-climbing lions,        you witness the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth – the                                  This morning enjoy your Included Scenic Enrich
elephants and large troops of baboons. After lunch travel     Great Migration (seasonal). This afternoon enjoy a game                                     exclusive bush breakfast and game drive before
to the world famous, Ngorongoro Crater. This evening          drive through the Masai Mara which is regarded as the                                       boarding your flight back to Nairobi. On arrival in
enjoy your Included Scenic Enrich traditional dance           jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. Three Night Stay:                                  Nairobi connect with your flight (flight not included) to
performance by a local tribe and exclusive talk by an         Mara Serena Safari Lodge.                  Meals: FB,L,D                                    Johannesburg. Overnight Stay: D’oreale Grande Hotel.
expert naturalist on the local wildlife and native customs.   Day 14-15 Masai Mara National Reserve                                                       Meals: HB
Two Night Stay: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.                                                                                                           (Guests on the 12 Day tour depart the tour on
                                                                                                 Opportunity to take an
Meals: FB,L,D                                                                                                                                             arrival in Nairobi. Please book flight to depart after
                                                                                                 optional 1 hour Hot Air Balloon
Day 8 Ngorongoro Crater Following breakfast,                                                     flight over the Masai Mara.                               5pm. Tour Code: SZE).
enjoy a game drive through Ngorongoro Crater which                                               Please see page 46 for details.                          Day 17 Johannesburg After breakfast bid
reputedly contains the largest number of predators in         Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives through the                                         farewell to your newfound friends before your
Africa.                                  Meals: FB,L,D        Masai Mara, home to the largest population of lions in                                      transfer to Johannesburg airport for your onward or
Day 9 Ngorongoro Crater – Amboseli                            Kenya. Vast herds of zebra, impala, antelope, gazelle and                                   homebound flight (flight not included). We trust you
National Park After breakfast, travel north into Kenya        giraffe grace the landscape, hippos populate the streams                                    enjoyed your Scenic Tours experience!        Meals: FB
to Amboseli National Park, located beneath the majestic
Mount Kilimanjaro. Late this afternoon, experience a                                                             Departure Dates and Prices                                                                         TOUR CODE
game drive through this beautiful national reserve. Two
                                                                   2011                                                                                                                                                ZTK
                                                                                                 17 day tour • 16 night land tour from Johannesburg to Johannesburg
Night Stay: Amboseli Serena Lodge.         Meals: FB,L,D                           Twin Share            Single Supp                         Twin Share            Single Supp                            Twin Share              Single Supp

Day 10 Amboseli National Park Enjoy a                             Jun 01           $10,565             $1,215              Jul 27              $11,555             $1,585               Sep 21            $11,555                 $1,585
morning game drive before your Included Scenic Enrich             Jun 29           $11,555             $1,585              Aug 17              $11,555             $1,585
visit to a traditional Maasai Village where you will learn
first hand about this complex culture. Included Scenic                                                                                                                                                               TOUR CODE
FreeChoice choose from: (1) A nature walk; or                      2011               12 day tour • 11 night land tour from Nairobi to Nairobi including Tanzania and Kenya
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       SZE
(2) A soothing massage.                     Meals: FB,L,D                                                 Twin Share                Single Supp                                                     Twin Share                  Single Supp

Day 11 Amboseli – Mount Kenya National                           Jun 05                                   $8,795                       $755             Aug 21                                      $9,795                      $1,135
Park This morning drive to Mount Kenya National Park,            Jul 03,31                                $9,795                     $1,135             Sep 25                                      $9,795                      $1,135
home to the imposing, extinct volcano, Mount Kenya.
This evening enjoy game viewing from the comfort of             Deposit/Additions:                                                                   2012 Departure Dates
                                                                Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking)               $1,000          ZTK: May 30, Jun 27; Jul 25, Aug 15; Sep 19
your lodge which overlooks a waterhole and salt lick.                                                                                                SZE: Jun 03, Jul 01,29; Aug 19; Sep 23
                                                                International & Regional Airfares
Overnight Stay: Serena Mountain Lodge. Meals: FB,L,D            Just add the best international and regional airfares of the day – our               2012 Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please enquire for full details.
                                                                reservations team are standing by to secure the best available airfare.
Day 12 Mount Kenya National Park –
Lake Nakuru National Park Continue your
African journey to Lake Nakuru, home to large                                                                            SAVE per couple
flocks of pelicans and pink flamingos, and other                  • Up to $75 with airport transfers included                                             • Up to $135 Scenic FreeChoice Inclusions
wildlife. Enjoy your Included Scenic Enrich visit to            • Up to $180 with all tips and gratuities included                                      • Up to $800 with our Earlybird Offers
the Nakuru Baby Orphanage Centre, established                   • Enquire for Savings on groups of 10 or more
by an Australian family who have sold their home              All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Tour price shown includes all sightseeing, entrance fees, Scenic FreeChoice activities, meals as specified, accommodation and the
to care for the local children and the surrounding            flight from Masai Mara to Nairobi. All other flights must be booked at specified times, please enquire for details. Tour itinerary and prices valid for departures from 01 May 2011
                                                              to 31 December 2011. Tour Maps: Any maps or other route depictions are intended as an indication only and should not be relied upon. Please refer to terms and conditions
community. Enjoy lunch with the children for a                clause 29. For full terms and conditions, please see pages 50-51.
memorable experience. This afternoon enjoy your
game drive en route to your lodge. Overnight Stay:                                                              PRE OR POST TOUR EXTENSION
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge.            Meals: FB,L,D                  Complete your African adventure with a pre or post tour extension. Please see pages 42-45 for details.



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    11 Day                                                            ZAMBIA
                                                                                          Victoria
                                                               Livingstone           2     Falls
    Southern
    Africa                                                                    Pilgrim’s
                                                                                 Rest
                                                                                             Blyde River Canyon

                                                              Johannesburg                   2 Thornybush
    Discovery                                                                   2               Game Reserve
                                                                                         Pretoria
                                                                     The Blue
                                                                4 Train Extension
   1 Nights
     Land Content
                                        Cape Town 4      SOUTH
     Flight Content (Not Included)                        AFRICA
   1 Optional Extension                   Cape Point
     Optional Rail Extension                         Stellenbosch
Map provided is a guide only.                                                                                                                 Cape Town with the Radisson Blu in the foreground
Please refer to terms and conditions


                                                                                                                                                     Departure Dates                                  TOUR
           10 night land tour including 4 nights in Cape Town                                                                      2011
                                                                                                                                                       and Prices                                     CODE
                                                                                                                                                   11 day tour • 10 night land tour                    SZB
                                                                                                                                                 from Cape T  own to Johannesburg
    Day 1 Cape Town Join your flight (flight not                  Day 6 Thornybush Game Reserve Experience
                                                                                                                                                                                    Twin Share           Single Supp
    included) to the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town.            an early morning game drive through this amazing game
    On arrival at Cape Town airport you will be met and         reserve. Limitless game viewing is possible as your               May 26                                             $5,785               $1,435
    transferred to your centrally located hotel. Four Night     open Land Rover traverses through this private reserve.           Jun 23                                             $5,785               $1,435
    Stay: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront.                        After some free time to relax, board your vehicle for an          Jul 21                                             $5,785               $1,435
                                                                afternoon game drive and then dine under a starlit sky in
    Day 2 Cape Town This morning enjoy your city                                                                                  Aug 11                                             $5,835               $1,435
                                                                the bush.                            Meals: FB,L,HD
    tour of Cape Town including a cable car ride to the                                                                           Sep 15                                             $5,995               $1,595
    top of Table Mountain. Included Scenic FreeChoice           Day 7 Thornybush Game Reserve –                                  Deposit/Additions:
    choose from: (1) Tour of Robben Island; or                  Johannesburg Travel via the magnificent ‘Panorama                 Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking)                    $1,000
    (2) Guided tour of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens;          Route’, one of the most beautiful and popular travel             International & Regional Airfares
    or (3) Afternoon tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel; or          destinations in South Africa. The stretch known as Blyde         Just add the best international and regional airfares of the day – our
                                                                                                                                 reservations team are standing by to secure the best available airfare
    (4) Township tour. Must be booked before                    River Canyon is one of the natural wonders of Africa.
                                                                                                                                 2012 Departure Dates
    departure.                               Meals: FB,D        Overnight Stay: D’oreale Grande Hotel. Meals: FB                 May 24; Jun 21; Jul 19; Aug 09; Sep 13
                                                                                                                                 2012 Itinerary and departure dates subject to change.
    Day 3 Cape Town Depart the hotel for a tour                 Day 8 Johannesburg – Livingstone Depart                          Please enquire for full details

    to the renowned Cape Winelands region, which                the hotel this morning for your transfer to the airport
    encapsulates all the best the Cape area has to offer        to meet your flight (flight not included) to Livingstone,
    – stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage and
    world famous wines. Continue to Stellenbosch,
                                                                Zambia. On arrival you will be transferred to your
                                                                hotel. This afternoon see the powerful and majestic                         SAVE per couple
    noteworthy for its venerable old buildings, streets         falls at close range during your tour of the Zambian            • Up to $75 with airport transfers included
    lined with magnificent oak trees and elegant, gabled         side of Victoria Falls. Two Night Special Stay : Royal          • Up to $110 with all tips and gratuities included
    architecture. Journey along the wine route and enjoy        Livingstone Hotel.                          Meals: FB,D         • Up to $175 with Scenic FreeChoice inclusions
    wine tasting followed by a sumptuous lunch.                                                                                 • Up to $600 with our Earlybird Offers
                                                                Day 9 Livingstone Today enjoy your Included                     • Enquire for Savings on groups of 10 or more
    Meals: FB,HL                                                Scenic Enrich visit to a local village to gain an
    Day 4 Cape Town Today will be spent                         appreciation of traditional tribal life. You will also        All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Tour price shown includes all sightseeing,
                                                                                                                              entrance fees, Scenic FreeChoice activities, meals as specified and accommodation. All
    discovering the Cape Peninsula. Enter the stunning          explore the quaint town of Livingstone and visit the          flights must be booked at specified times, please enquire for details. Tour itinerary and
                                                                                                                              prices valid for departures from 01 May 2011 to 31 December 2011. Tour Maps: Any
    Cape Point Nature Reserve and journey to the top            Livingstone Museum. This afternoon enjoy a sunset             maps or other route depictions are intended as an indication only and should not be relied
    of Cape Point for incredible vistas. Enjoy lunch in a       cruise on the Zambezi River.                    Meals: FB     upon. Please refer to terms and conditions clause 29. For full terms and conditions, please
                                                                                                                              see pages 50-51.
    local restaurant before continuing to Boulders Beach,       Day 10 Livingstone – Johannesburg
    home to the protected land-based colony of African
    penguins.                                   Meals: FB,L                               Opportunity to take a
                                                                                          magnificent helicopter flight
    Day 5 Cape Town – Thornybush Game                                                     over Victoria Falls. Please see
    Reserve Transfer to the airport for your early                                        page 46 for details.
    morning flight (flight not included) to Johannesburg.
                                                                Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning before your
    Board your coach for your journey to the
                                                                transfer to the airport for your flight (flight not included)
    Thornybush Game Reserve, set in the heart of the
                                                                to Johannesburg. Overnight Stay: D’oreale Grande
    rolling lowveld and incorporated into the Greater
                                                                Hotel.                                      Meals: FB,D
    Kruger National Park. This evening dine at the lodge                                                                          PRE OR POST TOUR EXTENSION
    whilst enjoying the views of the surrounding African        Day 11 Johannesburg After breakfast transfer to                 Complete your African adventure with a pre or post
    bushveld. Two Night Special Stay : Thornybush               Johannesburg airport for your onward or homebound
                                                                                                                                 tour extension. Please see pages 42-45 for details.
    Private Game Lodge.                     Meals: BB,HD        flight (flight not included).               Meals: FB



  32 |       The ultimate touring experience
13 Day                                          Sweetwaters     Shaba




                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SOUTHERN AFRICA DISCOVERY &
                                                              2 National Reserve
                                               Game Reserve
Kenyan                                 Lake Nakuru
                                                        2
                                                            1 Mt Kenya
                                       National Park 1        National Park

Safari                               Masai Mara
                                National Reserve 3                 1 Nairobi               KENYA

                                                                            Lake Amboseli




                                                                                                                                                                                                                            KENYAN SAFARI
                                                                         2 Amboseli
                                                                           National Park
   1 Nights
     Land Content
     Flight Content (Included)
                                                        TANZANIA
     Flight Content (Not Included)
   1 Optional Night Stay
Map provided is a guide only.
                                                                          Zanzibar
Please refer to terms and conditions
                                                                          Extension 3                                                                                                              Kenyan children




                                                                                                                                                     Departure Dates                                   TOUR
                           12 night land tour through Kenya                                                                        2011
                                                                                                                                                       and Prices                                      CODE
                                                                                                                                                  13 day tour • 12 night land tour                      KEN
                                                                                                                                                      from Nairobi to Nairobi
 Day 1 Nairobi Join your flight (flight not included) to         Day 8 Sweetwaters Game Reserve This
                                                                                                                                                                                     Twin Share          Single Supp
 Nairobi. On arrival you will be met and transferred to        morning visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary
 your hotel. Overnight Stay: Nairobi Serena Hotel.             and enjoy an afternoon game drive. Included Scenic                 May 21                                              $7,565                  $575
 Meals: D                                                      FreeChoice choose from: (1) An exhilarating night game             Jun      19                                         $8,095                  $715
 Day 2 Nairobi – Amboseli National Park                        drive; or (2) A thrilling experience as you join your expert       Jul      16,23                                      $9,255               $1,255
 Journey to Amboseli National Park located beneath             guide to track lions; or (3) A relaxing massage. This
                                                                                                                                  Aug 13                                              $9,255               $1,255
 the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Late this afternoon,          evening enjoy your Included Scenic Enrich talk by expert
                                                               naturalist Timothy Wadhier Oloo.            Meals: FB,L,D          Sep 03                                              $9,255               $1,255
 experience an exciting game drive. Two Night Stay:
                                                                                                                                  Sep 18                                              $9,365               $1,255
 Amboseli Serena Lodge.                    Meals: FB,L,D       Day 9 Sweetwaters Game Reserve – Lake
                                                               Nakuru National Park Continue to Lake Nakuru,                      Oct 08,15                                           $9,255               $1,255
 Day 3 Amboseli National Park Enjoy a morning
 game drive before your Included Scenic Enrich visit to a      home to large flocks of pelicans and pink flamingos and             Deposit/Additions:
                                                                                                                                 Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking)                      $1,000
 traditional Maasai Village where you will learn first hand     other wildlife. Enjoy your Included Scenic Enrich visit to
                                                               the Nakuru Baby Orphanage, established by an Australian           International & Regional Airfares
 about this complex culture. Included Scenic FreeChoice                                                                          Just add the best international and regional airfares of the day – our
 choose from: (1) A nature walk; or (2) A soothing             family to care for the local children and the surrounding         reservations team are standing by to secure the best available airfare
 massage.                                   Meals: FB,L,D      community. Enjoy lunch with the children for a memorable          2012 Departure Dates
                                                               experience. This an afternoon game drive. Overnight Stay:         May 19; Jun 17; Jul 14,21; Aug 11; Sep 01,16; Oct 06,13
 Day 4 Amboseli – Mount Kenya National                         Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge.                Meals: FB,L,D         2012 Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please enquire for full details

 Park This morning, drive to Mount Kenya National Park
                                                               Day 10 Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara National
 and enjoy game viewing from the comfort of your lodge.
 Overnight Stay: Serena Mountain Lodge. Meals: FB,L,D          Reserve Continue to Masai Mara National Reserve,                             SAVE per couple
                                                               where a once in a lifetime experience awaits as you              • Up to $250 with airport transfers included
 Day 5 Mount Kenya National Park – Shaba                       witness the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth – the Great     • Up to $140 with all tips and gratuities included
 National Reserve We travel to Shaba National                  Migration (seasonal). This afternoon enjoy a game drive          • Up to $420 with Scenic FreeChoice inclusions
 Reserve which lies adjacent to Samburu National Reserve.      through the Masai Mara which is regarded as the jewel            • Up to $700 with our Earlybird Offers
 These reserves sustain a variety of free ranging wildlife     of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. Three Night Stay: Mara
 species including reticulated giraffe, buffalo and the rare                                                                    • Enquire for Savings on groups of 10 or more
                                                               Serena Safari Lodge.                       Meals: FB,L,D
 Grevy’s zebra. On arrival enjoy an afternoon game drive.                                                                     All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Tour price shown includes all sightseeing,
 Two Night Stay: Sarova Shaba Game Lodge. Meals: FB,L,D        Day 11-12 Masai Mara National Reserve                          entrance fees, Scenic FreeChoice activities, meals as specified, accommodation and the
                                                                                                                              flight from Masai Mara to Nairobi. All other flights must be booked at specified times,
                                                                                       Opportunity to take an
 Day 6 Shaba & Samburu National Reserves                                                                                      please enquire for details. Tour itinerary and prices valid for departures from 01 May 2011
                                                                                       optional 1 hour Hot Air Balloon        to 31 December 2011. Tour Maps: Any maps or other route depictions are intended as an
 This morning rise early for game viewing in Samburu                                                                          indication only and should not be relied upon. Please refer to terms and conditions clause
                                                                                       flight over the Masai Mara.             29. For full terms and conditions, please see pages 50-51.
 National Reserve, with its striking backdrop of the
                                                                                       Please see page 46 for details.
 Mathews Ranges. This afternoon enjoy a game drive in
 Shaba National Reserve.                    Meals: FB,L,D      Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives through the
                                                               Masai Mara, home to the largest population of lions in
 Day 7 Shaba National Reserve –                                Kenya. Vast herds of zebra, impala, antelope, gazelle and
 Sweetwaters Game Reserve Today we journey                     giraffe grace the landscape, hippos populate the streams
 across the equator to the unique Sweetwaters Game
                                                               and lakes and the woodlands and savannah are home to
 Reserve, a privately held reserve covering some 24,000
                                                               leopard, lion, hyena and cheetah.         Meals: FB,L,D
 acres. Sweetwaters runs its own tree nursery which
 supports and sustains the natural community. Support          Day 13 Masai Mara – Nairobi This morning
 this project on your Included Scenic Enrich experience        enjoy your Included Scenic Enrich exclusive bush
 as you plant a tree to help regenerate the deforested         breakfast before boarding your flight back to Nairobi.              PRE OR POST TOUR EXTENSION
 landscape for future generations. Enjoy a late afternoon      On arrival in Nairobi connect with your onward or                Complete your African adventure with a pre or post
 game drive. Two Night Special Stay : Sweetwaters              homebound flight (flight not included). Please book flight           tour extension. Please see pages 42-45 for details.
 Tented Camp.                             Meals: FB,L,D        to depart after 5pm.                         Meals: HB



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                                    Connoisseur’s Choice
  Join Connoisseur’s
Choice by Scenic Tours               Cape Town to Cairo
 on an intimate touring
holiday with a maximum           Superior accommodation, Intimate group touring
   of only 30 guests                   Explore the heart of Africa and Egypt



                                             Connoisseur’s Choice by Scenic Tours is an elite style of touring that will take you on an amazing
                                             journey of discovery. Join us on our Cape Town to Cairo expedition for this once in a lifetime
                                             experience. Stay in luxurious accommodation and private game lodges, experience a host of
                                             included sightseeing, meals, activities, and special Connoisseur’s Highlights.

                                             Your Intimate Journey
                                             Every day will bring a new highlight and travelling with a maximum of 30 guests, you will enjoy
                                             a more intimate experience with personalised attention from your Tour Director. Starting in the
                                             cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, you will then travel from the southern tip of Africa to Pretoria
                                             onboard the most luxurious rail journey in the world, Rovos Rail. You will see amazing sights and
                                             game at Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls and the finest game parks in Kenya. Then fly to Egypt to
                                             see the ancient marvels of Cairo and Abu Simbel and cruise along the Nile onboard a luxurious Nile
Be led by your expert                        cruise boat.
Egyptologist through
 Kom Ombo Temple                             Fully Escorted
                                             Your tour will be fully escorted from Cape Town to Cairo by one of our experienced Connoisseur’s
                                             Choice Tour Directors, whose objective, together with a team of professional local English speaking
                                             guides, an expert Egyptologist, drivers and Nile cruise staff, is to ensure your enjoyment at all times.

                                             Private Game Lodges, Palatial Hotels and Resorts
                                             Each of the lodges, hotels and resorts has been specially selected to provide a unique and special
                                             experience for you. The Mount Nelson Hotel is the most iconic luxury hotel in Cape Town.
                                             At Victoria Falls, your room at the Royal Livingstone has a private verandah with views over
                                             the Zambezi River, and the Fairmont Mara Safari Club in Kenya offers the epitome of tented
                                             luxury. Relax on the balcony of your room with the awesome vista of the Great Pyramid at the
                                             Mena House Oberoi. Enjoy a sojourn on the banks of the Nile whilst staying in the grand Sofitel
                                             Old Winter Palace. Return to Cairo and stay at the magnificent Four Seasons Resort at the First
                                             Residence, set on the west bank of the Nile.
Take in the spectacular
  views during your
     game drives              The tomb of Tutankhamen                   Colourful Maasai                             The Four Seasons at the First Residence, Cairo




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                                                      Embark on a
                                               journey of a lifetime




Be amazed by views of the Great Pyramids
of Giza from the balcony of your room at the
Mena House Oberoi in Cairo                                            Mena House Oberoi, Cairo




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                                    Connoisseur’s Choice
Discover the stunning
 scenery, interesting
                                     Cape Town to Cairo
cultures and treasures
                                                Luxurious Nile cruising, Exclusive highlights
 of Africa and Egypt
                                                     Extensions to Jordan and Dubai



                                             Cruising the Nile in Style
                                             In Egypt no visit is complete without a Nile River cruise and you will enjoy a stylish four night
                                             cruise from Luxor to Aswan onboard the M/S Sun Ray or M/S Darakum. M/S Sun Ray and
                                             M/S Darakum are tastefully decorated and luxuriously appointed Nile cruise boats with their
                                             own private docking facilities in Luxor. Cabins are spacious with large panoramic floor to
                                             ceiling windows, flat screen televisions and private en-suite bathrooms. Onboard you will
                                             enjoy a range of amenities including roof-top pool and sun deck, spacious public lounges and
                                             bars and for the more active a gymnasium. The chefs will prepare a range of continental,
                                             regional and traditional Egyptian cuisine, with afternoon tea served daily in the lounge.


                                             Exclusive Connoisseur’s Highlights
  Soar over Victoria                         Enjoy the range of exclusive experiences we have included which will enhance your journey
                                             and provide memories to last a lifetime. In Johannesburg, your private tour through Soweto
Falls on your Included
                                             will reveal the complexities of life in these townships. Enjoy an exhilarating helicopter ride
    Helicopter flight
                                             for incomparable views as your helicopter soars over thundering Victoria Falls. You will be
                                             welcomed to Egypt at a private reception where your Egyptologist gives a thought-provoking
                                             private lecture on the historic impact of the ancient sites you will be seeing. A highlight in
                                             Luxor will be when you experience the charm of the Sofitel Old Winter Palace as you dress
                                             for a candlelit dinner in the Signature 1886 Restaurant. The end of your journey is celebrated
                                             at a private dinner with magnificent views over the Nile.


                                             Jordan and Dubai Extensions
                                             Enhance your holiday further and discover the ancient treasures of the intriguing Hashemite
                                             Kingdom of Jordan including the amazing Rose Red city of Petra and the Dead Sea. Explore
                                             old and modern Dubai for a relaxing three night stay, at the Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach in a
                                             Luxury Room.


Warm hospitality and
 impeccable service
                             Sofitel Dubai Jumeriah Beach               Encounter wildlife on safari               Signature 1886 Restaurant, Sofitel Old Winter Palace




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                                             Experience the Nile
                                                 in 5-star luxury




Relax on the sundeck and watch life on the
Nile, as you cruise from Luxor to Aswan
                                                                           M/S Darakum




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                                                                     Lake Nakuru 1 KENYA
                                                                                       Aberdaire
                                                                                    1 National Park
  27 Day                                                             Masai Mara
                                                                      Nat. Park 2
                                                                                   1 Nairobi                                                          Jerash
                                                                                                                                                                   2
                                                                                                                                                                       Amman

  Cape Town                                                                                                                                   Dead Sea
                                                                                                                                                               2
                                                                                                                                                                        Bethany
                                                                                                                                                                        Mt Nebo
                                                                                                                                                                       Madaba
                                                                                                                                                   Petra 2 JORDAN
  to Cairo                                                        ZAMBIA
                                                                                                                                                               Wadi Rum


  Plus Jordan and                                                    2
                                                                         Victoria
                                                                          Falls
                                                                                                                         2       3 Cairo
                                                                                                                                      EGYPT
  Dubai extensions                                                                                                                 1 Luxor
                                                                                                                          Esna                                     Dubai 3
                                                                               Kruger                                     Edfu         Nile
    1 Nights
                                                                           2 National Park                                          4 Cruise
        Land Content                    Johannesburg 1           1                                                                     Kom Ombo
        Flight Content (Included)                                                                                                      Philae             UNITED ARAB
                                                                                                                                        Aswan
        Flight Content (Not Included)     Rovos Rail 2                                                                                                     EMIRATES
        Rovos Rail                                            SOUTH                                                                 Abu Simbel
        Nile River Cruising Content          3                AFRICA
 Map provided is a guide only.
 Please refer to terms and conditions
                                         Cape Town

                26 night tour • 20 night land tour • 2 nights aboard Rovos Rail • 4 night Nile cruise

                                          So much more with Connoisseur’s Choice
                                          INCLUDED CONNOISSEUR’SHighlights                                          INCLUDED CONNOISSEUR’SDining
                                          • Journey through the South African countryside onboard the               • 61 superb meals including 26 Full Buffet Breakfasts (FB),
                                            luxurious Rovos Rail and take part in the Included excursions             14 Lunches (L), 7 Highlight Dinners (HD) and 14 Dinners (D)
                                          • Guided tour of Soweto and an opportunity to meet the local              • Sumptuous welcome dinner at the Mount Nelson Hotel by Orient
                                            residents during a visit to a traditional home and a local school         Express
                                          • Private chartered aircraft for your flight from Kruger National Park     • Formal dinners, complemented by excellent South African wines,
                                            to Livingstone                                                            served amid the charming Victorian atmosphere of the beautifully
                                                                                                                      restored dining cars on the Rovos Rail
                                          • Scenic helicopter flight over the magnificent Victoria Falls offering
                                                                                                                    • Unique dining experience under the African starlit sky in Kruger
                                            outstanding views of the falls and surrounding bush, a truly
                                                                                                                      National Park
                                            remarkable experience
 Connoisseur’s Choice                     • Game drives in Masai Mara, the setting for one of the most
                                                                                                                    • Enjoy a sumptuous six course dinner onboard a beautifully restored
                                                                                                                      1920’s steam train in Livingstone
ULTIMATE INCLUSIONS                         spectacular seasonal events in the world – the annual wildebeest
                                                                                                                    • Start the day with a traditional bush breakfast in the Masai Mara
                                            migration
     Connoisseur’s Special Stays                                                                                    • Dress for dinner at the Signature 1886 Restaurant for an intimate
                                          • Take in the amazing views during your flight from Nakuru to Masai          candlelit affair, Exclusive to Connoisseur’s Choice
    – our inclusion of exceptional
                                            Mara onboard your private chartered aircraft
                hotels                                                                                              • Private highlight dinner overlooking the Nile, at the Four Seasons at
                                          • Full day touring of the Pyramids of Giza including the Sphinx and the     the First Residence, Exclusive to Connoisseur’s Choice
     Deluxe Suites on board the             amazing Solar Boat Museum, Exclusive to Connoisseur’s Choice
             Rovos Rail
                                          • Private lecture by your expert Egyptologist, followed by a soirée       INCLUDED CONNOISSEUR’SSpecialStays
    Garden Pyramid View Room                including canapés and drinks, Exclusive to Connoisseur’s Choice         • The Mount Nelson Hotel by Orient Express, an urban sanctuary with
    at the Mena House Oberoi,             • Experience the charm of the Sofitel Old Winter Palace at                   a unique sense of style and a commitment to unparalleled service
              Cairo                                                                                                   excellence, is the most iconic luxury hotel in Cape Town
                                            your private morning tea served in the Royal Bar, Exclusive to
                                            Connoisseur’s Choice                                                    • Step aboard the luxurious Rovos Rail and experience the extravagant
     Luxury Room at the Sofitel
                                                                                                                      elegance of rail travel as you journey through the heart of South
      Old Winter Palace, Luxor            • Cruise in luxury for four nights onboard the M/S Sun Ray or M/S
                                                                                                                      Africa, which offers some of the most magnificent scenery
    Main or Upper Deck Cabins               Darakum, Exclusive to Connoisseur’s Choice
                                                                                                                    • In Johannesburg, enjoy your stay at the Westcliff Hotel by Orient
     onboard M/S Sun Ray or               • Tour Luxor including Karnak, Luxor and Queen Hatshepsut                   Express, a charming retreat in the heart of the city
          M/S Darakum                       temples, the Valley of the Kings and the Colossi of Memnon              • The 5-star luxury Tinga Private Game Lodge is ideally situated on the
    Fully Escorted by experienced         • Enter the colourful tomb of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings        banks of the Sabie River, in the prime game viewing area of Kruger
        Tour Director including           • Included flight excursion to see the amazing Abu Simbel temples            National Park and boasts spacious guest rooms which open out on to
    onboard the Nile River cruise         • Be led by your expert Egyptologist on guided visits to the Nile           their own private game viewing deck and plunge pool
                                            temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu                                            • Enjoy your stay in the beautifully appointed deluxe rooms at Nairobi’s
         Expert Egyptologist
                                                                                                                      finest luxury hotel, The Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel
                                          • Half day touring of the Egyptian Museum including entry to the
       Whisper Headset for all                                                                                      • Situated on the edge of the Masai Mara, The Fairmont Mara Safari
       Guided Tours in Egypt                Mummy’s Room
                                                                                                                      Club is the epitome of tented luxury. Each of the tents is superbly
       Connoisseur’s Choice               INCLUDED FreeChoice                                                         furnished with its own private ensuite and features a private verandah
       Airport Representatives                                                                                        overlooking the hippo and crocodile-filled river
                                          • In Cape Town, visit Robben Island; or tour the beautiful
                                                                                                                    • The palatial Mena House Oberoi is ideally located in the shadow of
           Airport Transfers                Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden; or explore the picturesque
                                                                                                                      the Pyramids of Giza. Connoisseur’s Choice guests rooms over look
                                            wineland region of Cape Town; or enjoy a sumptuous afternoon
        ALL TIPPING and                                                                                               the gardens and across to the Pyramids
                                            tea at the Mount Nelson
     GRATUITIES INCLUDED                                                                                            • The luxurious Sofitel Old Winter Palace is set on the banks of the
                                          • In Aswan, travel by motorboat upstream to the part of the Nile not        Nile, amidst stunning private gardens. Connoisseur’s Choice guests
                                            navigated by cruise boats; or visit a traditional Nubian Village; or      enjoy Luxury Rooms located in the main Palace Wing
                                            take a felucca ride (weather permitting)                                • Four Seasons at the First Residence in Cairo is a magnificent hotel
                                          • In Cairo, see the main sights of Islamic Cairo and Khan el Khalili        boasting the most spacious rooms in the city matched with the
                                            bazaar; or visit Coptic Cairo; or visit the Step Pyramids of Saqqara      famous Four Seasons hospitality



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                                                                                                                                                                                          CONNOISSEUR’S CHOICE
                                                                                                                                                                                          CAPE TOWN TO CAIRO
                                                                                                                                                            Pride of Lions, Masai Mara


Day 1 Cape Town, South Africa Fly to the                    passing scenery than the observation car located at the      as you travel through the picturesque Zambezi
cosmopolitan city of Cape Town where you will be            rear of the train. This afternoon enjoy a city tour of the   Valley and enjoy a sumptuous six course banquet
met and transferred to your hotel (flight not included).     former diamond town of Kimberley and visit the Mine          complemented with fine local wines. Two Night Stay:
This afternoon enjoy your Included cable car journey        Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation,          Royal Livingstone Hotel.               Meals: FB,HD
to the top of Table Mountain. The cableway takes            the Big Hole.                             Meals: FB,L,HD
                                                                                                                         Day 10 Victoria Falls Visit a local village for a taste
just under 10 minutes to reach the summit during            Day 6 Rovos Rail – Johannesburg This                         of traditional Zambian life dating back to the 11th century.
which time the floor rotates 360 degrees, ensuring           morning disembark in Pretoria at Rovos Rail’s private        Explore the quaint town of Livingstone, complete with its
everyone has a view of the city and surrounds. This         station and transfer to your hotel in Johannesburg.          curio shops and the Livingstone Museum before boarding
evening join your fellow travellers for a welcome           Connoisseur’s Highlight: This afternoon explore              your vessel for a sunset cruise. Admire the landscape of the
dinner. Three Night Special Stay: Mount Nelson              the fascinating history of South Africa’s apartheid          magnificent Zambezi River as you spot local wildlife and
Hotel by Orient Express.                   Meals: L,HD      regime with a visit to Soweto, a “City within a City”.       enjoy sundowners.                                  Meals: FB
Day 2 Cape Town Enjoy a full day discovering                Discover the connection with early Johannesburg
                                                                                                                         Day 11 Victoria Falls – Johannesburg
the most south-westerly point in Africa, Cape Peninsula.    and experience the special ‘township vibe’. Meet the
                                                                                                                         Connoisseur’s Highlight: Start your day with an
Spend time exploring Cape Point Nature Reserve and          local residents during a visit to a traditional home and
                                                                                                                         Included scenic helicopter flight over the magnificent
take a ride onboard the ‘Flying Dutchman’ funicular train   a local child care centre or school. Overnight Special
                                                                                                                         Victoria Falls! The flight will provide outstanding views
to the summit for outstanding views across the Cape         Stay: Westcliff Hotel by Orient Express. Meals: FB,D
                                                                                                                         of the waters thundering below and the natural wildlife
of Good Hope. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before      Day 7 Johannesburg – Kruger National                         in the surrounding bush, a truly remarkable experience.
continuing to Boulders Beach, home to a protected           Park Your journey continues today to the province of         Then board your flight (not included) to Johannesburg.
colony of African Penguins.               Meals: FB,L,D     Mpumulanga and Tinga Private Game Lodge, situated in a       Overnight Stay: D’oreale Grande Hotel. Meals: FB,D
Day 3 Cape Town Today enjoy your Included                   5,000 hectare Private Concession within Kruger National
                                                                                                                         Day 12 Johannesburg – Nairobi This
FreeChoice activity choose from: (1) visit to Robben        Park. Your spacious, luxury suite offers magnificent views
                                                                                                                         morning fly to Nairobi (flight not included). On arrival
Island; or (2) tour of the 528 hectares which make up       of the Sabie River which you can enjoy from your private
                                                                                                                         you will be transferred to Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel,
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden; or (3) sampling     deck and heated plunge pool. Depart late afternoon for
                                                                                                                         a luxuriously appointed hotel which has played a leading
fine South African vintages during a trip to the wineland    an evening game drive before enjoying dinner on the
                                                                                                                         role in Kenya’s colourful history and continues to be
region of Cape Town; or (4) afternoon tea in the            deck of your lodge, whilst watching the sun set over the
                                                                                                                         Nairobi’s finest hotel. Overnight Special Stay: Fairmont
opulent surroundings of the Mount Nelson Lounge.            Sabie River and African bushveld. Two Night Special Stay:
                                                                                                                         The Norfolk Hotel.                           Meals: FB,D
Meals: FB                                                   Tinga Private Game Lodge.                     Meals: FB,D
                                                                                                                         Day 13 Nairobi – Aberdare National Park
Day 4 Cape Town – Rovos Rail After                          Day 8 Kruger National Park Today
                                                                                                                         Drive north this morning through fertile and hilly mosaics
breakfast transfer to Cape Town Railway Station and         experience the thrill of your Included morning and
                                                                                                                         of small farms to Mount Kenya. After lunch check-in to
board one of the most luxurious trains in the world,        afternoon game drives through this amazing National
                                                                                                                         The Ark Lodge. Nestled in Aberdare National Park, in
Rovos Rail, your home for the next two nights. Each         Park. The open Land Rovers are permitted to traverse
                                                                                                                         the heart of tropical rainforest, this rustic, tree-top styled
of the deluxe suites are resplendent with wood              the entire Kruger network, allowing unlimited game
                                                                                                                         game lodge overlooks a waterhole and a salt lick which
panelling and original features dating back to the early    viewing and access to areas of historical significance
                                                                                                                         attracts a host of wildlife. Enjoy a game drive in the
1900’s, yet with all the modern conveniences you            and aesthetic beauty that the southern Kruger has to
                                                                                                                         salient. Overnight Stay: The Ark Lodge. Meals: FB,L,D
would expect. The 1,600 kilometre journey offers            offer. This evening dine under the African starlit sky.
an outstanding opportunity to view the wonderful            Meals: FB,L,HD                                               Day 14 Aberdare National Park – Lake
scenery that South Africa has to offer, with regular        Day 9 Kruger National Park – Victoria                        Nakuru Travel through the Great Rift Valley en route
stops along the way at quaint villages and towns. This                                                                   to Lake Nakuru. This area is a bird watcher’s paradise
                                                            Falls This morning fly to Livingstone on your Included
afternoon explore the historic town of Matjiesfontein,                                                                   with over 450 species living in and around the lake.
                                                            private chartered aircraft and transfer to the luxurious
a preserved Victorian village. This evening enjoy                                                                        Most populous are the pink flamingos that flock to the
                                                            Royal Livingstone Hotel, located just steps from
dinner in the elegant dining car where dressing up                                                                       alkaline lake and from a distance appear to turn the
                                                            the Zambezi River and the mighty Victoria Falls.
for dinner is still a tradition. Two Night Special Stay:                                                                 water pink with their sheer numbers. Overnight Stay:
                                                            This afternoon enjoy a walk to the falls and take
Rovos Rail, Deluxe Suites.                Meals: FB,L,HD                                                                 Flamingo Hill Camp.                        Meals: FB,L,D
                                                            in the spectacular views from Knife Edge Bridge.
Day 5 Rovos Rail Your magnificent rail journey               Connoisseur’s Highlight: This evening a gourmet              Day 15 Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara After
continues today through the gold rich Highveld and          experience awaits onboard a luxuriously restored             an early morning game drive, enjoy a leisurely breakfast.
the Great Karoo. There is no better place to enjoy the      1920’s steam train. Take in the wonderful scenery            Transfer to the airstrip for your Included private charter



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                                                                                                                                                                           Rovos Rail



                                27 Day Cape Town to Cairo plus Jordan and Dubai extensions

  flight to the Masai Mara. Take in the spectacular views       Cairo and Old Cairo; or (3) see Saqqara and the Step        Day 23 Edfu – Aswan This morning Included
  across this great expanse as you fly to the Masai Mara,       Pyramid. Tonight witness the Sound and Light Show in        is your visit to the magnificently preserved temple of
  which forms part of the Serengeti ecosystem and is the       front of the Sphinx and the Pyramids.     Meals: FB,D       Horus at Edfu. Return to the cruise boat and cruise to
  setting for one of the most spectacular seasonal events
  in the world – the annual wildebeest migration. Arriving     Day 20 Cairo – Luxor Early morning fly to                    Kom Ombo. Included is a guided tour by your expert
                                                               Luxor. Connoisseur’s Highlight: Experience the charm        Egyptologist to this temple perched on the river’s edge.
  in the Mara, enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Fairmont Mara
  Safari Club. This afternoon enjoy an exciting game drive     of the Sofitel Old Winter Palace at your private morning     Afterwards, cruise to picturesque Aswan and take part
  as you go in search of the ‘Big 5’. Two Night Special        tea served in the delightful Royal Bar. Included today      in the lively Galabeya (traditional Egyptian dress) party
  Stay: Fairmont Mara Safari Club.            Meals: FB,L,D    is your tour of Karnak Temple, a spectacular complex        onboard.                                     Meals: FB,L,D
                                                               of sanctuaries, pylons and obelisks built by generations
  Day 16 Masai Mara Connoisseur’s Highlight:                                                                               Day 24 Aswan – Abu Simbel – Aswan
                                                               of Pharaoh’s over a thousand year period. Then visit
  Enjoy your Included morning and afternoon game                                                                           Connoisseur’s Highlight: This morning your Included
                                                               Luxor temple. Connoisseur’s Highlight: Tonight is a
  drives through this spectacular game reserve. With                                                                       flight takes you to see the temples of Ramses ll and
                                                               highlight as you dress for a private candlelit dinner in
  the largest population of lions in Kenya, the Mara is a                                                                  Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel. Marvel at the 20
                                                               the Signature 1886 Restaurant. Overnight Special Stay:
  perfect place to see these magnificent animals in their                                                                   metre high statues and be captivated by the story of
                                                               Sofitel Old Winter Palace – Luxury Room, Exclusive to
  natural environment. The Mara is also home to vast                                                                       the saving of the temple from the rising waters of the
                                                               Connoisseur’s Choice.                        Meals: FB,HD
  herds of zebra and elephants with leopard, cheetah and                                                                   High Dam. This afternoon your Included FreeChoice
  a recovering population of black rhino. This afternoon       Day 21 Luxor – Nile Cruise                                  activity awaits, choose from: (1) a motorboat cruise on
  visit a Maasai village to gain an understanding of a                                                                     the Nile; or (2) visit a Nubian Village; or (3) a relaxing
                                                                                       Opportunity to choose the
  traditional way of life that has been enjoyed in this part
                                                                                       following add on experience,        felucca ride (weather permitting). Tonight enjoy the
  of the world for centuries.                  Meals: FB,L,D
                                                                                       Balloon Flight over the West        Nubian show onboard after dinner.            Meals FB,L,D
  Day 17 Masai Mara – Cairo Connoisseur’s                                              Bank of the Nile, see page
  Highlight: This morning embark on your final game
                                                                                                                           Day 25 Aswan – Cairo Your cruise ends this
                                                                                       63 for more details.
  drive before enjoying a traditional bush breakfast. Take a                                                               morning and Included is your visit to the charming
  short flight back to Nairobi, with spectacular views over     This morning cross to the west bank of the Nile for         Temple of Isis at Philae. Marvel at the construction of
  the landscape below. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant       your Included exploration of one of the most important      the Aswan High Dam enroute to the airport then fly to
  before boarding your onward flight to Cairo (flight            archaeological areas in the world. See the Colossi of       Cairo. Two Night Special Stay: Four Seasons at the First
  not included). Three Night Special Stay: Mena House          Memnon, and enter the imposing T      emple of Queen        Residence. Exclusive to Connoisseur’s Choice.
  Oberoi, Garden Pyramid View Rooms.            Meals: FB,L    Hatshepsut. The final stop is the Valley of the Kings and    Meals: FB
                                                               Included in your tour is entry to three tombs within
  Day 18 Cairo Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this                                                                            Day 26 Cairo Connoisseur’s Highlight: Your
                                                               the valley. Connoisseur’s Highlight: A highlight is your
  morning. Connoisseur’s Highlight: Your itinerary has                                                                     itinerary has been planned to allow plenty of time at
  been planned to allow plenty of time to explore this         Included entry into the tomb of Tutankhamen. Return
                                                                                                                           the amazing Egyptian Museum to explore at your own
  key highlight, the Pyramids. On your Included tour you       to the private docking facility and board your luxurious
                                                                                                                           pace. Included on your tour today is King Tutankhamen’s
  will marvel at the Pyramids, enter the amazing Solar         Nile Cruise boat, your home for the next four days of
                                                               exploration. A leisurely lunch is served onboard with       collection of treasures from his tomb. Connoisseur’s
  Boat Museum to view the 5,000 year old funeral boat
                                                               afternoon tea served in the lounge. Four Night Luxury       Highlight: You will enter the Mummy’s Room and come
  of King Khufu and visit the famous Sphinx. You will have
                                                               Cruise: M/S Sun Ray or M/S Darakum. Exclusive to            face to face with some of the great rulers of Ancient
  plenty of free time to explore at your own pace before
  returning to the hotel. Connoisseur’s Highlight: This        Connoisseur’s Choice.                       Meals: FB,L,D   Egypt. The afternoon is at leisure to relax and enjoy
  evening join your Egyptologist for a fascinating lecture                                                                 the facilities of your hotel. Connoisseur’s Highlight: This
                                                               Day 22 Luxor – Edfu Connoisseur’s Highlight:                evening enjoy your private farewell dinner overlooking
  on Egypt at a private soirée including canapés and           This morning join your Egyptologist for a walking
  drinks.                                         Meals: FB                                                                the Nile.                                   Meals: FB,HD
                                                               adventure through Luxor’s lively local markets. Set
  Day 19 Cairo Today enjoy your Included                       sail this afternoon for Edfu. Tonight enjoy the Cruise      Day 27 Cairo Your tour ends today. After breakfast
  FreeChoice activity choose from: (1) a tour of Islamic       Manager’s Welcome Cocktail Party before dinner.             you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for
  Cairo and Khan el Khalili Bazaar; or (2) visit Coptic        Meals: FB,L,D                                               your flight home (flight not included).           Meals: FB



40 |   The Ultimate Small Group Experience of the World’s Most Desirable Destinations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CONNOISSEUR’S CHOICE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CAPE TOWN TO CAIRO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Pyramids of Giza


                                                              who settled in south Jordan more than 2,000 years                                            mountains rising out of the pink and white sands.
                                                              ago. Marvel at Petra’s most famous monument: the                                             Two Night Special Stay: Jordan Valley Marriott Resort.
            JORDAN EXTENSION                                  Treasury, which appears dramatically at the end of the                                       Exclusive to Connoisseur’s Choice. Meals: FB,L,D
                                                              ravine or ‘siq’. This towering facade is only the first of                                    Day 32 Dead Sea You have the day to relax and
Day 27 Cairo – Amman This morning fly to
                                                              Petra’s secrets you will discover today. This afternoon                                      enjoy the facilities of the Resort which is located on the
Jordan (flight not included). Upon arrival at Amman
                                                              enjoy your Included Hamam treatment (Turkish baths).                                         edge of the Dead Sea. The resort boasts 3 outdoor
Airport you will be met by your Connoisseur’s Choice
Representative who will assist you with clearing              Connoisseur’s Highlight: This evening enjoy a private                                        pools, direct access to the Dead Sea and a luxurious Spa
customs and immigration. Connoisseur’s Highlight:             dinner on the Terrace, overlooking the entrance to the                                       that uses Dead Sea minerals and salts in their treatments
Tonight sample a delicious home cooked meal. You will         site.                                        Meals: FB,HD                                    and in the spa whirlpool. Connoisseur’s Highlight:
enjoy a local family’s friendly hospitality whilst learning   Day 31 Petra – Dead Sea Today travel in the                                                  Tonight is a highlight at a private dinner with magnificent
about the lifestyle and culture of the Jordanian’s. Two       footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you drive to Wadi                                         views over the Dead Sea.                      Meals: FB,HD
Night Special Stay: Four Seasons Amman. Exclusive to          Rum. Included is your two hour adventure through                                             Day 33 Tour Ends Your tour ends today and after
Connoisseur’s Choice.                       Meals: FB,HD      some of the most dramatic desert landscapes by jeep.                                         breakfast you will be transferred to Amman International
Day 28 Jerash – Amman This morning travel to                  Explore Lawrence Road; be awed by the vistas of                                              Airport for your onward or homebound flight (flight not
the ancient city of Jerash, acknowledged as one of the        ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone                                             included).                                    Meals: FB
best preserved provincial cities of the Roman Empire.
On your Included tour of the old walled city you will see                                                                Departure Dates and Prices                                                                      TOUR CODE
the Triple Arch Gate, the Forum, the Temple of Zeus                             27 day tour • 20 night land tour • 2 nights aboard Rovos Rail • 4 night Nile cruise                                                        ZCTC
and the paved way leading to the Temple of Artemis.             2011
Afterwards return to Amman for your Included city tour.          Aug 05                                   $20,995            Aug 19                                   $20,995              Sep 07                                     $21,495
Drive through the Old town, to the ancient Citadel,              Aug 12                                   $20,995            Aug 26                                   $20,995              Oct 05                                     $21,995
view the Roman theatre and enter the Archaeological
                                                                                33 day tour • 26 night land tour • 2 nights aboard Rovos Rail • 4 night Nile cruise                                                      TOUR CODE
Museum. Tonight enjoy your Included FreeChoice                                                                                                                                                                             ZCTJ
Dinner in the hotel where you can choose to dine in             2011
any of the restaurants onsite.            Meals: FB,L,HD         Aug 05                                   $24,195            Aug 19                                   $24,195              Sep 07                                     $24,695
                                                                 Aug 12                                   $24,195            Aug 26                                   $24,195              Oct 05                                     $25,195
Day 29 Amman – Petra Leave Amman this
morning and travel to ‘Bethany Beyond The Jordan’                Taxes and Charges (included in above prices):                                                 2012 Departure Dates
                                                                Airport taxes and charges approx                                             $300              Aug 03,10,17,24; Sep 05; Oct 03;
for your Included tour. Amazing archaeological                                                                                                                 2012 Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Enquire for full details.
                                                                Deposit/Additions:                                                                                Itinerary varies - Please note these departures will be 26 day tours due to
discoveries have identified this as the area where Jesus         Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking)                     $3,000              1 night less in Cairo. Please enquire for details.
was baptised by John the Baptist. Continue to one               Nile Cruise Suite upgrade on request, limited availability
of the most revered sites in Jordan - Mount Nebo.
View the memorial to Moses at the presumed site of
the prophet’s death and burial place. Connoisseur’s
Highlight: Visit Art River Mosaic Workshop and learn
                                                                                                                          SAVE per couple
                                                                • Up to $150 with airport transfers included                                              • Up to $300 with FreeChoice inclusions
about the intricate techniques used in designing the
                                                                • Up to $400 with all tips and gratuities included                                        • Up to $800 with Abu Simbel Excursion included
famous Jordanian mosaics. Enjoy your Included lunch at
                                                                • Enquire for Savings on groups of 10 or more                                             • Up to $1,000 with our Earlybird Offers
Madaba then see the famous mosaic map of the Holy
Land, before continuing to the Rose Red City of Petra.        All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Fully inclusive of Abu Simbel excursion by air. Kruger National Park/Livingstone and Lake Nakuru/Masai Mara flights by private charter.
Two Night Stay: Mövenpick Petra – Superior Rooms.             Masai Mara/Nairobi; Cairo/Luxor; Aswan/Cairo scheduled flights in economy class. Domestic air taxes, sightseeing, entrance fees, porterage, tipping and gratuities, accommodation
                                                              and meals as specified. Local specialist Guides are provided in each country. FreeChoice in Cape Town and Cairo must be advised at time of final payment. Tour Itinerary subject
Meals: FB,L                                                   to change. Single Supplements available upon request. Taxes and charges are subject to change without notice. Tour Maps: Any maps or other route depictions are intended as an
                                                              indication only and should not be relied upon. Please refer to terms and conditions clause 29. For full terms and conditions please see pages 50-51.
Day 30 Petra A highlight of your trip is today’s
Included full day walking tour of magnificent Petra. This                                          Dubai 3 night extension Tour Code: ZCTD/ZCJD
ancient city, carved into the sandstone mountains, is the             End your trip with a 3 night fully escorted luxury stay from $1,400 per person. Please enquire for details.
legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people



                                                                                                                                                                                                   scenictours.com.au                            | 41
 5 Day
 Blue Train
 Extension
                                Pretoria
            Johannesburg            1

  SOUTH          1              Land Content
  AFRICA                        Flight Content (Not Included)
Cape 2                        1 Nights
                                Rail
Town
                           Map provided is a guide only.
                           Please refer to terms and conditions
                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Blue Train




                           Extend your holiday with this great 4 night pre tour extension
 Day 1 Johannesburg – Pretoria Fly to                             in time to the days of the diamond rush. Join an old
 Johannesburg (flight not included). On arrival at you             tram for a ride down to the mine at the Open Mine                                   Departure Dates                                 TOUR
 will be met and transferred to Pretoria. Remainder               Museum in Kimberley. Reboard the train, time to                                       and Prices
                                                                                                                                    2011                                                              CODE
                                                                  freshen up before pre-dinner drinks and a sumptuous                               5 day tour from Johannesburg
 of the evening is at your leisure. Overnight Stay:                                                                                                                                                   BLUE
                                                                  dinner, where dressing up for dinner is still a tradition.                                to Cape Town
 Sheraton Pretoria Hotel.
                                                                  Overnight Stay: The Blue Train.      Meals: FB,L,HD                                                               Twin Share          Single Supp
 Day 2 Pretoria – Blue Train After an early
                                                                                                                                   May 22                                            $2,325               $1,105
 breakfast, transfer to Pretoria Train Station. Enjoy             Day 3 Pretoria – Cape Town Enjoy a
 pre-departure snacks and drinks before stepping on               leisurely morning on board before arriving at Cape               Jun      19,26                                    $2,325               $1,105
 board the magnificent, 5-star Blue Train, which offers            Town Station at midday. On disembarkation, you will              Jul      03,17,24                                 $2,325               $1,105
 the ultimate in luxury and personal service. Each                be met and transferred to the Radisson Blu Hotel                 Aug 07,14                                         $2,325               $1,105
 coach has a butler on call to attend to guests’ every            Waterfront. The remainder of the day and evening                 Sep 11,18,25                                      $2,825               $1,365
 need. Each butler serves a maximum of four suites                are at leisure. Two Night Stay: Radisson Blu Hotel
                                                                                                                                  Deposit/Additions:
 and is there to ensure that your experience is as                Waterfront.                                Meals: FB
                                                                                                                                  Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking)                     $300
 memorable and comfortable as possible. The journey
                                                                  Day 4 Cape Town Today and this evening are at                   International Airfares
 between Pretoria and Cape Town will take you                                                                                     Just add the best international airfare of the day - our reservations
                                                                  your leisure to explore the cosmopolitan city of Cape
 through some of the most diverse and breathtaking                                                                                team are standing by to secure the best available airfare.
                                                                  Town.                                         Meals: FB
 scenery offered by the African sub-continent. Once
 you have settled in, relax in the comfort of your                Day 5 Cape Town Today is at your leisure. Meet
 suite or in the equally impressive lounge car, with its          your Scenic Tours Tour Director and fellow travellers        All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. This is an independent non-escorted
                                                                                                                               extension which can be added to the beginning of your chosen African tour. The Blue Train
 large windows allowing for panoramic views of the                this evening.                                Meals: FB       extension must be booked in conjunction with a Scenic Tours African tour as featured in
 passing countryside. Enjoy brunch and high tea in                                                                             this brochure. Flight not included. Tour Maps: Any maps or other route depictions are
                                                                  Please refer to the itinerary of your chosen tour for        intended as an indication only and should not be relied upon. Please refer to terms and
 the luxurious lounge car before you take a step back             full itinerary details.                                      conditions clause 29. For full terms and conditions please see pages 50 and 51.




42 |     The ultimate touring experience
      4 Day
      Sun City
      Extension




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BLUE TRAIN & SUN CITY
      Sun City
      Extension 3
               Johannesburg




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      EXTENSIONS
       Land Content
   1 Nights
Map provided is a guide only.
Please refer to terms and conditions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sun City




                 Extend your holiday with this 3 night tour extension
        Day 1 Johannesburg – Sun City In Johannesburg
        (flight not included) you will be met and transferred by
                                                                          Day 3 Sun City Another day of fun-filled activities
                                                                          awaits, or simply relax and enjoy the facilities in Sun City’s
                                                                                                                                                                      8 Day Sun City & Blue
        coach to Sun City. Situated in the bushveld of South              flagship hotel, The Palace of the Lost City, which takes its                                 Train Pre Tour Extension
        Africa’s North West Province, the complex is surrounded           architectural and interior themes from a lavish lost African                                Day 1 Johannesburg On arrival at Johannesburg
        by the imposing mountains of the Pilanesberg. This world          tribe fantasy.                                     Meals: FB                                airport (flight not included) you’ll be met and transferred
        class resort is home to one of the Leading Hotels of the          Day 4 Sun City – Johannesburg After breakfast                                               to your hotel. Overnight Stay: D’oreale Grande Hotel.
        World, The Palace of the Lost City, your luxury home              transfer back to Johannesburg. If departing by air, please                                  Day 2 Johannesburg – Sun City Transfer to
        during your stay in Sun City. Three Night Stay: The Palace        schedule flight to depart after 4.00pm.         Meals: FB                                    Sun City. Remainder of the day and evening are at leisure.
        of The Lost City.
                                                                                                                                                                      Two Night Stay: The Palace of the Lost City. Meals: FB
        Day 2 Sun City Today you have a chance to enjoy                                         Departure Dates                                 TOUR
                                                                                                  and Prices                                                          Day 3 Sun City The day and evening are at leisure
        the full range of facilities and activities available (own            2011                                                              CODE
                                                                                                                                                                      and own expense.                                                            Meals: FB
                                                                                              4 day tour from Johannesburg                       SUN
        expense). Perhaps experience a game drive in the nearby                                        to Sun City
                                                                                                                                   Twin Share Single Supp
                                                                                                                                                                      Day 4 Sun City – Pretoria Transfer to Pretoria.
        Pilanesberg National Game Park, which is home to South
                                                                                                                                                                      Overnight Stay: Sheraton Pretoria Hotel.                                    Meals: FB
        Africa’s ‘Big Five’. Other activities that can be arranged            Jan 04 - Nov 30 Luxury Twin Room                        $1,655         $1,300
        by the resort include hot air balloon flights and elephant                                                                                                     Day 5 Pretoria – Blue Train This morning
                                                                              Jan 04 - Nov 30 Superior Double Room                    $1,895         $1,510           transfer to the train station to board the 5-star Blue
        back safari rides. There is also a crocodile sanctuary on
        site which boasts a population of over 7,000 crocodiles.
                                                                             Deposit/Additions:                                                                       Train. Overnight Stay: The Blue Train. Meals: FB,L,HD
                                                                             Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking)                      $300
        A cultural village offers a traditional experience of song,                                                                                                   Day 6 Pretoria – Cape Town Arrive in
                                                                          All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Inclusive of accommodation (subject
        dance and food tasting and is also the location for Butterfly      to availability), breakfast and return transfer from Johannesburg to Sun City. This is an   Cape Town late morning and transfer to your hotel.
                                                                          independent non-escorted extension which can be added to the beginning or end of your
        World. The resort’s magnificent sporting and recreational          chosen African tour. Block out dates apply which were not known at the time of brochure
                                                                                                                                                                      Remainder of the day and evening are at leisure. Two
        facilities include two world class golf courses and the           release. The Sun City extension must be booked in conjunction with a Scenic Tours African   Night Stay: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront. Meals: FB
                                                                          tour as featured in this brochure. Tour Maps: Any maps or other route depictions are
        magical water-park, The Valley of Waves.              Meals: FB   intended as an indication only and should not be relied upon. Please refer to terms and
                                                                          conditions clause 29. For full terms and conditions please see pages 50 and 51.
                                                                                                                                                                      Day 7 Cape Town The day and evening are at
                                                                                                                                                                      leisure and own expense.                                                    Meals: FB
                                                                                                                                                                      Day 8 Cape Town Today is at leisure. Meet your
                                                                                                                                                                      Scenic Tours Tour Director and fellow travellers this
                                                                                                                                                                      evening.                                      Meals: FB
                                                                                                                                                                      Please refer to the itinerary of your chosen tour for full details.


                                                                                                                                                                                             Departure Dates                                   TOUR
                                                                                                                                                                                               and Prices
                                                                                                                                                                          2011                                                                 CODE
                                                                                                                                                                                           8 day tour from Johannesburg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                   to Cape Town
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Twin Share Single Supp

                                                                                                                                                                         Jan 04 - Aug 31 Luxury Twin Room                           $3,650          $2,120
                                                                                                                                                                         Sep 01- Nov 15 Luxury Twin Room                            $4,150          $2,380

                                                                                                                                                                         Deposit/Additions:
                                                                                                                                                                         Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking)                        $300

                                                                                                                                                                      All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. This is an independent non-escorted extension
                                                                                                                                                                      which can be added to the beginning or end of your chosen African tour. Block out dates
                                                                                                                                                                      apply which were not known at the time of brochure release. This extension must be
                                                                                                                                                                      booked in conjunction with a Scenic Tours African tour as featured in this brochure. Tour
                                                                                                                                                                      Maps: Any maps or other route depictions are intended as an indication only and should not
                                                                                                                                                                      be relied upon. Please refer to terms and conditions clause 29. For full terms and conditions
                                                                                                                                                                      please see pages 50 and 51.




                                                                                                                                                                                                              scenictours.com.au                            | 43
      5 Day Rwanda
      Gorilla Trek
      Experience                                        1
                                                        1
RWANDA                                              Nairobi
       2   Kigali
Parc National
 des Volcans

  1    Nights
       Land Content
                                                                                                                                                                                          Silverback Gorillas
       Flight Content (Not Included)
Map provided is a guide only.
Please refer to terms and conditions

                                                                                                                                               Departure Dates                                 TOUR
           Extend your holiday with this 4 night tour extension                                                              2011                and Prices                                    CODE
                                                                                                                                              5 day tour Nairobi to Nairobi                     RWA

      Day 1 Nairobi Fly to Nairobi (flight not                  forest (own expense). It is difficult to describe the                                                           Twin Share          Single Supp

      included). On arrival you will be met and                simple exhilaration when you first set your eyes               Apr - May                                         $2,760                $405
      transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at    on a wild mountain gorilla. These are enormous                Jun & Nov                                         $3,305                $745
      your leisure. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel.   animals, the Silverback Gorilla weighing about                Jul - Oct                                         $3,570                $815
      Overnight Stay: Fairmont The Norfolk. Meals: D           three times as much as the average man, with                 Deposit/Additions:
      Day 2 Nairobi – Kigali – Parc National                   their bulk even more exaggerated by their shaggily           Gorilla Permits (per person per day, subject to availability)               $500
                                                                                                                            Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking)                      $800
      des Volcans After breakfast, transfer to the             luxuriant coat. And yet despite their fearsome size
      airport for your flight (flight not included) to Kigali,   and appearance, gorillas are remarkably peaceful          All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Inclusive of accommodation and meals
                                                                                                                         as listed and transfers. This is an independent extension not escorted by Scenic Tours
      Rwanda. On arrival you will be met and transferred       creatures. Be mystified as you discover one of             Tour Director which can be added to the beginning or end of your chosen African
      to your accommodation for the next two nights.           the gorilla families in their natural environment         tour. Gorilla Trek Experience extension must be booked in conjunction with a Scenic
                                                                                                                         Tours African tour as featured in this brochure. Flights not included. For full terms and
      The Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is situated in the         and spend time captivated by the magic of this            conditions please see pages 50 and 51.
      foothills of the mighty Virungas, the chain of 4,570     phenomenal wildlife experience.           Meals: FB,L,D
      metre volcanoes stretching through Rwanda,
                                                               Day 4 Kigali Today take some time to enjoy
      Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
                                                               the facilities and continue exploring this amazing
      Guest cottages have been beautifully constructed
                                                               environment at your own pace or take part in some
      and appointed, making it the perfect base from
                                                               of the available activities (own expense). Perhaps
      which to explore this unique and fascinating corner
                                                               experience a trek to see the Golden Monkeys,
      of Africa. On arrival enjoy a sumptuous lunch at
      the main lodge, with its scenic vistas of the Parc       relax with a specialised massage treatment at the
      National des Volcans. The afternoon is at your           lodge after your trek or visit the colourful local
      leisure to settle in and acclimatise or perhaps take     markets and villages. Later, you will be transferred
      an afternoon guided bird walk in the surrounds of        to Kigali Airport for your flight to Nairobi (flight not
      the lodge. Two Night Stay: Sabyinyo Silverback           included). Overnight Stay: Fairmont The Norfolk.
      Lodge.                                  Meals: FB,L,D    Meals: FB

      Day 3 Kigali Enjoy breakfast at the lodge. The           Day 5 Kigali – Nairobi Transfer to the airport
      rest of the day is free for you to explore. Perhaps      for your homebound flight (flight not included).
      begin your adventure on a guided gorilla trek in the     Meals: FB




  44 |        The ultimate touring experience
      4 Day
      Zanzibar
      Extension




                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ZANZIBAR EXTENSION
             TANZANIA

                                 Zanzibar
                                 Extension 3
       Flight Content (Not Included)
   1 Nights
Map provided is a guide only.
Please refer to terms and conditions
                                                                                                                                                                                         Zanzibar Serena Inn




                                                                                                                                                   Departure Dates                                  TOUR
               Extend your holiday with this 3 night tour extension                                                             2011                 and Prices                                     CODE
                                                                                                                                                               4 day tour                            ZAN

         Day 1 Zanzibar On arrival in Zanzibar you                to Zanzibar’s colourful market, alive with the buzz                                                             Twin Share           Single Supp

         will be met and transferred to your hotel (flight         of locals bartering for fresh vegetables and baskets          Apr-May                                               $840                $125
         not included). The Zanzibar Serena Inn is superbly       of tropical fruit. Continue on to the Cathedral of the
                                                                                                                                Jun-Oct                                            $1,050                 $485
         situated on the seafront of the ancient Stone Town.      Universities Mission in Central Africa. Built in 1874
                                                                                                                               Deposit/Additions:
         Faithfully restored and lavishly embellished with        this cathedral signifies a potent time in Zanzibar’s          Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking)                        $300
                                                                  history and stands on the site of a past slave market.    All prices are per person, twin share in AUD based on standard room. This is an
         a collection of antique clocks, crystal chandeliers,
                                                                  From here visit the residence of the late Sultan of       independent non-escorted extension which can be added to the beginning or end
         carved staircases, Persian rugs and brass-studded                                                                  of your chosen African tour. Zanzibar extension must be booked in conjunction with a
                                                                  Zanzibar and other fascinating locations including        Scenic Tours African tour as featured in this brochure. Flights not included. For full terms
         doors, the interior design is a fusion of heritage and
                                                                  ‘Tip Tip House’, the Old Fort, Peoples Palace and         and conditions please see pages 50 and 51.
         opulence that reflects the very essence of Zanzibar.
                                                                  the ‘House of Wonders’. The tour ends with a stroll
         Three Night Stay: Zanzibar Serena Inn.                   down the narrow streets of the old stone town, the
         Day 2 Full Day City and Spice Tour This                  heart of Zanzibar’s colourful history.      Meals: FB,L
         morning visit spice plantations where you will have      Day 3 Zanzibar Today is at leisure to explore
         the opportunity to pick, smell and savour tropical       more of this fascinating town. Enjoy the facilities
         fruits and spices that you may never have previously     of your luxury resort, shop or relax on one of
         encountered. Journey to the rural heart of Zanzibar      Zanzibar’s magnificent beaches.               Meals: FB
         where local farmers produce much of the world’s
                                                                  Day 4 Zanzibar Early this morning transfer to the
         most exotic fruits and spices. Return to town where      airport for your homeward flight (flight not included).
         there is time for lunch. This afternoon enjoy a visit    Meals: FB




                                                                                                                                                                   scenictours.com.au                            | 45
                                                  Additional Touring Activities
Enhance your holiday
experience with these
 additional activities                                    Should you choose to add the following to
                                                           your tour then you will enjoy the special
                                                                  Scenic Tours rates below



    Livingstone                                                                                        Masai Mara




    Spectacular Victoria Falls Helicopter Flight                                                       Early Morning Hot Air Balloon Trip in the Heart of the Mara
    When it comes to viewing the Victoria Falls, a helicopter is undoubtedly                           Your adventure begins just before dawn. As the sun’s golden glow tinges
    the best vantage point. At ground level you can feel the enormous power                            the eastern horizon, the ground crew help you aboard your hot air balloon
    of the falls as the volumes of water pound into the chasm below. But it                            for a spectacular 1 hour flight. Take in the stunning panorama of the Masai
    is only when you see them from the air that you can take in the whole                              Mara, famous for its black-maned lion and the annual wildebeest migration
    panorama and enormity of this mighty spectacle. Known as the “Flight of                            from the Serengeti Plains, as your hot air balloon silently soars over the vast
    Angels” it is easy to understand why a helicopter ride over the Victoria                           Masai Mara eco-system and the snaking Mara River. Its vast area of rolling
    Falls is named after a heavenly experience as you take in the view of the                          acacia and shrub studded grassland, rivers, forests, hills and escarpments,
    thundering water below and the natural wildlife in the surrounding bush.                           magnificent scenery, which stretch as far the eye can see, with a constant
    This is a truly remarkable experience!                                                             pageant of wildlife, will all unfold before you during this awe-inspiring flight.
    Must be booked on tour.                                                                            Must be booked on tour.
    12-15 minute flight US$126 per person                                                               1 hour flight US$420 per person plus US$40 landing fee




    Prices are in USD per person and are subject to change. Activities are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors.


 46 |    The ultimate touring experience
  These hotels have
been selected for their
                                         The Finest Hotels
 distinctive character
from centrally located
                                          Scenic Tours and Connoisseur’s Choice feature
5-star hotels to private
                                          the finest hotels in each location, reflecting the
     game lodges
                                              regional characters of the areas we visit



 SOUTH AFRICA                                     that guests will never forget the time they       ZULULAND
                                                  spend on board. As the ever-changing              Ghost Mountain Inn
 CAPE TOWN                                        scenery flashes past the windows, you can          Situated at the foot of the legendary
 Mount Nelson Hotel
                                                  savour exquisite meals freshly prepared on        Ghost Mountain lies Zululand’s finest country
 Cape Town’s most iconic hotel, the luxurious
                                                  board by top chefs. And your journey from         inn. The tastefully appointed guest rooms
 Mount Nelson is an urban sanctuary set in 9
                                                  Pretoria to Cape Town will take you through       have every modern amenity and each has a
 acres of beautiful gardens on the lower slopes   some of the most breathtaking countryside to      garden patio, perfect for watching the African
 of Table Mountain. The elegantly decorated       be found anywhere in the world.                   sunset.
 guest rooms are spacious, complete with a
 small lounge area and all the modern features    OUDTSHOORN                                        SWAZILAND
 you expect.                                      De Opstal Country Lodge                           Ezulwini Sun Hotel
                                                  Situated in the picturesque Schoemanshoek         Situated in the lush and beautiful Ezulwini
 CAPE TOWN                                        Valley. Beautifully restored and fitted with
 Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront                                                                      Valley. Wrapped in shades of pink, blue and
                                                  modern conveniences, this group of typical
 Spectacularly situated on the edge of the                                                          white, the spacious guestrooms are done in a
                                                  Little Karoo farm buildings is set in lush,
 Atlantic Ocean, the Radisson Blu Hotel                                                             delightful cabana-style will all-round views of
                                                  tranquil garden surroundings. The complex
 Waterfront Cape Town overlooks a private                                                           the surrounding mountains.
                                                  has a swimming pool and a rustic restaurant
 marina and the famous Robben Island. The         where traditional breakfasts and hearty farm-     KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
 hotel is within walking distance of the world    style dinners are served.                         Tinga Private Game Lodge
 famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the
                                                                                                    Tinga Private Game Lodge exudes style,
 shopping and entertainment hub of the city.      KNYSNA
                                                  Knysna Quays                                      elegance and luxurious comfort. The lodge
 The hotel combines high levels of luxury with
                                                  Located on the banks of the famous Knysna         is nestled on the banks of the Sabie River on
 true South African hospitality.
                                                  Lagoon and only a stones throw away from          a 5,000 hectare private concession within
 CAPE TOWN                                        the vibrant Waterfront is the Knysna Quays.       the breathtaking Kruger National Park.
 Rovos Rail                                       Facilities include a swimming pool and sun deck   Each of the spacious, luxuriously appointed
 Step aboard the ‘Pride of Africa’, the Rovos     which offer sweeping views of the lagoon.         suites boasts a private lounge and heated
 Rail, which has a justifiable reputation as                                                         plunge pool situated on the private viewing
 the most luxurious train in the world. The       PORT ELIZABETH                                    deck over looking the Sabie River and its
 carriages have been beautifully restored         Radisson Blu Hotel
                                                                                                    surrounds.
 with handsome wood panelling and period          This recently constructed hotel has been
 Edwardian features. Some of the most varied      designed with a distinct architectural style      THORNYBUSH GAME RESERVE
 scenery imaginable will unfold beyond the        and offers beautifully appointed guest rooms,     Thornybush Private Game Lodge
 windows as you relax and enjoy fine cuisine       along with an exceptional spa and wellness        Thornybush Game Reserve, located adjacent
 in 5-star luxury. Connoisseur’s Choice guests    area. All rooms have full length windows with     to the Kruger National Park, is home to the
 enjoy the spacious air-conditioned deluxe        panoramic views of the beachfront.                exclusive private Thornybush Game Lodge.
 suites, each with private ensuite and sitting                                                      Each of the luxurious guest rooms feature
                                                  ZULULAND
 area.                                            Shakaland                                         an en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower,
 The Blue Train                                   Experience an authentic re-creation of a          an extensive living area and a private deck
 When you choose to travel on board The           Zulu Village, complete with assegai-wielding      with sweeping vistas over the savannah and
 Blue Train, you choose to travel in a world      warriors and learn traditional customs such       Monwana River. With meticulous attention
 of grace and elegance. The luxury suites         as tribal dancing and spear making. You will      to detail, each air-conditioned guest room
 live up to The Blue Train’s reputation for       stay in first class accommodation - traditional    has been carefully designed to offer seclusion
 magnificence and splendour. The finest bed         beehive huts equipped with private bathroom       and elegant luxury which, complemented by
 linen, marble tiles and gold fittings in the      and shower, modern conveniences and               the highly personalised service, make for a
 bathrooms and sheer opulence all ensure          superb views.                                     memorable stay.



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  JOHANNESBURG                                       AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK                              luxury required by the modern traveller.
  D’oreale Grande Hotel                              Amboseli Serena Lodge                               Decorated in calming safari tones, natural
  Situated within the impressive Emperor’s           Located in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro,            woods, wrought iron and crisp cottons,
  Palace complex. Marble floors, handpainted          Africa’s highest mountain and influenced by          each tent has been meticulously planned to
  murals, frescoes and intricate mosaics             native architecture, the property is in perfect     maximise comfort.
  merge together in an atmosphere of classical       harmony with its environment. Interiors are         Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
  elegance and luxury. Sumptuous fittings and         inspired by distinctive African design motifs       Nestled along the Lion Hill, overlooking
  décor will make you feel as though you have        and each room is appointed with murals              the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake
  entered a different world altogether.              painted by a renowned local artist.                 Nakuru and spreading over acres of beautifully
                                                                                                         landscaped gardens, the Sarova Lion Hill
  JOHANNESBURG                                       MT KENYA NATIONAL PARK
  Westcliff Hotel                                    Serena Mountain Lodge                               Game Lodge is a natural haven for birdlife
  Situated in Johannesburg’s most exclusive          Standing at 7,200 feet on the slopes of             that inhabit the Park. All of the spacious
                                                     snow-capped Mount Kenya, this tree lodge is         chalet style rooms include a private patio and
  residential suburb, The Westcliff’s hillside
                                                     ringed by a dense rainforest that comes alive       offer panoramic views of the Lake and the
  setting with cascading, sculpted gardens and
                                                     at dusk with the myriad sounds of creatures         picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park.
  elegantly opulent accommodation evoke
  a bygone era of refinement. All of the              of all sizes. All rooms have spacious verandas,     MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
  hotel’s extravagantly sized rooms have been        and the main areas of the lodge overlook an         Mara Serena Safari Lodge
  individually decorated and feature gorgeous        illuminated waterhole.                              Set high on a bush-cloaked hill, the Serena
  over-sized marble bathrooms.                                                                           Mara Lodge stands centre-stage to one of the
                                                     SHABA NATIONAL RESERVE
                                                     Sarova Shaba                                        greatest wildlife arenas on earth, including the
  SUN CITY
                                                     Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is located in a             annual wildebeest migration (seasonal). The
  Palace of the Lost City
                                                     natural oasis in the heart of the Shaba Game        lodge features individual rooms, organised
  The Palace of the Lost City in South Africa
                                                     Reserve. Built in an oasis around the natural       along the lines of a traditional Maasai Village
  ranks as one of the world’s most luxurious
                                                     terrain of this breathtaking volcanic desert, the   and embellished with a unique collection of
  hotels. The centrepiece of the Lost City
                                                     Lodge is attractively laid out with chalet style    Maasai art and décor. Individual balconies with
  complex is a fairytale palace residence, built
                                                     rooms overlooking the Uaso Nyiro River.             sweeping views complement a spectacular
  with unbelievable attention to detail. All
                                                     Natural spring water has been harnessed             restaurant, overlooking a waterhole where
  rooms consist of an entrance foyer, en-suite
                                                     to ribbon its way in and out, all around the        the animals come to drink.
  bathroom, lounge and seating area, amenities
  include air-conditioning, TV, radio, safe,         property creating a beautiful landscape.            MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
  telephone, minibar and butler station.                                                                 Fairmont Mara Safari Club
                                                     SWEETWATERS GAME RESERVE
                                                                                                         The Fairmont Mara Safari Club, the epitome
  ZAMBIA                                             Serena Sweetwaters
                                                                                                         of tented luxury, is surrounded on three sides
                                                     A sheltered oasis, clustered around a
  VICTORIA FALLS                                     waterhole and set in the pristine calm of its       by the Mara River, and on the edge of the
  Royal Livingstone Hotel                                                                                world’s Seventh ’New’ Wonder of the World
                                                     own private reserve, Sweetwaters Tented
  Every detail of this award winning, 5-star                                                             – the Masai Mara. Each of the luxury tents
                                                     Camp is in a class of its own. Abounding with
  hotel will immerse you in the romance and                                                              is superbly finished with four poster beds,
                                                     wildlife and designed to offer a charming
  style of a bygone era. With unique Zambezi                                                             private ensuites and their own private viewing
                                                     blend of under canvas ambience and
  River frontage, there’s no better place to                                                             deck from where hippo and crocodiles are
                                                     uncompromising luxury, it has long been the
  contemplate the unrivalled majesty of the                                                              regularly seen down in the river.
                                                     preferred retreat of wilderness and safari
  Victoria Falls while you enjoy the opulent
                                                     lovers alike and is one of only four private        TANZANIA
  décor and personalised service. The luxurious
                                                     game reserves in Kenya.
  rooms are tastefully decorated in sumptuous                                                            LAKE MANYARA
  African style, with private balconies to relax     ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK                              Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
  and enjoy the view.                                The Ark Lodge                                       Standing high on the edge of a towering
                                                     Overlooking the Yasabara Waterhole, perhaps         terracotta escarpment with panoramic
  KENYA                                              the largest salt-lick in the Aberdare Mountains,    views over the glittering alkaline waters of
  NAIROBI                                            The Ark is uniquely shaped to resemble the          Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Safari
  Nairobi Serena Hotel                               actual Ark. This tree-top style stilted lodge is    Lodge offers a unique blend of tranquillity,
  On the fringe of Nairobi’s Central Park,           designed with numerous balconies providing          wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness.
  shaded by jacaranda, bougainvillea and acacia      superb vantage points for viewing the animals       Each spacious guest room has its own small
  trees, stands the Nairobi Serena Hotel.            that visit the salt-lick and waterhole, making it   verandah whilst the interior décor reflects the
  This is a member of the Leading Hotels             an excellent opportunity to take photos up-         blue of the lake and the pink of its flamingos.
  of the World, with exceptional standards           close of the amazing wildlife. All cabins offer     Behind each bed hangs a spectacular hand-
  of accommodation, service, cuisine and             private en-suites with basic but comfortable        woven rug, while the furnishings and fittings
  amenities.                                         furnishings to enjoy the views of the forest or     reflect traditional Maasai beadwork.
                                                     waterhole.
  NAIROBI                                                                                                NGORONGORO CRATER
  Fairmont, The Norfolk Hotel                        LAKE NAKURU                                         Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
  This luxury hotel has played a leading role        Flamingo Hill Tented Camp                           The award winning Ngorongoro Serena Safari
  in Kenya’s colourful history, and continues        Situated within the famous Lake Nakuru              Lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent
  to be Nairobi’s finest and best-known hotel.        National Park, Flamingo Hill Camp is nestled        Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most
  Set in its own tranquil gardens, only a short      between the ‘honeymoon hills’, in beautifully       perfect volcanic crater on Earth. The lodge,
  distance from the city centre, this is Nairobi’s   landscaped grounds and provides superb,             designed to blend completely into the
  only country house hotel. All guest rooms are      tented accommodation. Small and exclusive,          landscape, is built from local river stone and
  luxuriously furnished.                             tents are furnished with the understated            camouflaged with indigenous vines. Strung




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around the Crater rim, each with its own rock-                            topped vanity and separate glass-enclosed                                  Choice guests enjoy the resort’s recently
enclosed balcony, the rooms feature Maasai                                shower. The hotel adjoins the First Residence,                             renovated rooms which are equipped with all
carvings and stylised prehistoric cave paintings                          Cairo’s most prestigious shopping complex and                              the modern conveniences. The hotel features
and offer uninterrupted views over the Crater’s                           set on the west bank of the Nile.                                          seven different dining venue’s including the Al
unmatched splendour.                                                                                                                                 Ghadeer Rooftop Garden and Restaurant.
                                                                          LUXOR
ZANZIBAR                                                                  Sofitel Old Winter Palace                                                   DEAD SEA
Zanzibar Serena Inn                                                       The Victorian-style Sofitel Old Winter Palace                               Jordan Valley Marriott Resort and Spa
Located on the western side of Zanzibar Island                            was built in 1886 on the banks of the Nile                                 Luxurious surroundings, majestic views, and
in the legendary Stonetown, and in two historic                           in the heart of a lavish tropical garden. This                             incredible sunsets – this is the Jordan Valley
seafront buildings. Masterfully restored and with                         renowned hotel is a magical experience of                                  Marriott Resort and Spa. Scenic Tours’ guest
excellent views, this hotel is a member of the                            historic luxury that has hosted royalties and                              rooms feature views of the pools and the Dead
Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The interiors                           celebrities throughout the years. The hotel                                Sea, as well as comforts such as individual
reflect Zanzibar’s rich Arabic influence as well                            is stylish and spacious, boasting elegant wide                             climate control and luxurious bedding.
as the island’s indigenous East African roots.                            corridors, tall windows, beautiful antiques and                            Connoisseur’s Choice guests enjoy the
                                                                          luxurious furnishings, combining the elegance                              comforts of a Studio Suite with a small balcony
EGYPT                                                                     of the past with all the comforts of today. Each                           imparting views of the Dead Sea and swimming
CAIRO                                                                     room calls on the allure of colonial charm, the                            pools. The hotel’s spa offers invigorating
Mena House Oberoi                                                         distinction of fine woods, elegant materials and                            treatments using natural elements of the Dead
This palatial hotel nestled in the shadow of the                          harmonious decor.                                                          Sea. Enjoy the resort facilities including three
Great Pyramids of Giza has enchanted guests                                                                                                          outdoor swimming pools and whirlpools,
since 1869. Located in 40 acres of jasmine                                JORDAN
                                                                                                                                                     or take a swim in the Dead Sea with direct
scented gardens, Mena House Oberoi has                                    AMMAN                                                                      access from the resort. Exclusive to Scenic
played host to kings and emperors, Heads                                  Four Seasons Hotel Amman
                                                                                                                                                     Tours and Connoisseur’s Choice guests is a
of State and celebrities. The hotel’s royal                               Between the prestigious Al Sweifiyah residential
                                                                                                                                                     complimentary mini bar service (non-alcoholic)
history is reflected in luxurious interiors                                area and the Shmeisani financial district, Four
                                                                                                                                                     during their stay.
that are embellished with exquisite antiques                              Seasons Amman’s hilltop location presents
and handcrafted furniture. Scenic Tours and                               breathtaking views of the surrounding                                      UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Connoisseur’s Choice guests enjoy the newly                               cityscape. Guest rooms are renowned as the
                                                                                                                                                     DUBAI
remodelled Garden rooms with magnificent                                   largest in the city, with bright and airy interiors                        Sofitel Jumeirah Beach Hotel
views of the Pyramids.                                                    decorated in contemporary yet classic style                                The Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach is a luxury
                                                                          and equipped with flat screen TV’s, safe and
CAIRO                                                                                                                                                beachfront hotel infused with French elegance,
                                                                          spacious bathrooms with a marble and granite
Four Seasons Hotel, Cairo at the First                                                                                                               located in Jumeirah Beach Residence on “The
                                                                          vanity, a walk-in glass-walled shower and a
Residence                                                                                                                                            Walk” adjoining to Dubai Marina. “The Walk”, is
                                                                          separate deep soaking tub. The hotel has three
A sanctuary of Four Seasons hospitality and                                                                                                          a seafront promenade offering a choice of 200
                                                                          restaurants and two bars for you to relax and
boasting the most spacious rooms in the city,                                                                                                        shops, restaurants, cafes in an open-air setting
                                                                          enjoy your stay.
all with impressive views over the Nile, or the                                                                                                      along the beach. The beautifully appointed
Pyramids and the Zoological Gardens. Rooms                                PETRA                                                                      rooms, all with breathtaking sea views over
are comfortable and spacious with soothing                                Mövenpick Petra                                                            the Persian Gulf and private balcony offer the
interiors that feature soft gold, red and green                           Located directly at the entrance to the historic                           ultimate sleeping experience with the Sofitel
tones and gilded, empire-style furnishings.                               city of Petra, the luxurious Mövenpick Resort                              MyBed® concept. Five restaurants and bars
Signature Four Seasons marble bathrooms                                   Petra is certainly one of the most notable                                 invite you to meet people and celebrate food
include a deep soaking tub, large granite-                                hotels in the Middle East. Connoisseur’s                                   with French touch.




                     Pre & Post Tour Accommodation
                          Extend your holiday with these great hotel options
SOUTH AFRICA                                                                                            EGYPT
Johannesburg                                                                                            Cairo
D’oreale Grande Hotel                                                             from $150             Four Seasons Resort at the First Residence                                         from $225

Cape Town                                                                                               JORDAN
Mount Nelson Hotel                                                                from $270             Dead Sea
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront                                                     from $150             Jordan Valley Marriott Resort and Spa                                              from $180

KENYA                                                                                                   UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Nairobi                                                                                                 Dubai
Nairobi Serena Hotel                                                             from $315*             Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach                                                        from $180

All prices are per person, twin share in AUD and include buffet breakfast and taxes – subject to availability. Supplements may apply during certain periods; you will be advised at the time of booking.
*Includes one way transfer to the airport in Nairobi. Single supplements available upon request, subject to availability.




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  Terms and Conditions
  Please read carefully before booking                                       11. Payments to Travel Agents If you have booked through a               by a companion capable of providing all assistance you require.
  1. Introduction Conduct of tours advertised in this brochure is            travel agent, your travel agent may forward your deposit or final         You must advise Scenic (or your travel agent) of any disability,
  governed by Scenic Tours Pty Limited (“Scenic”) in accordance              payment to Scenic on your behalf. However, payments to your              medical condition or dietary requirement at the time of booking.
  with the following terms and conditions. It is important that you          travel agent should not be taken as payments to Scenic. Scenic            It is important to note that:
  carefully read the terms and conditions as you will be bound by            will be taken to have been paid when it receives your deposit or         • wheelchairs and walkers cannot be carried on motorcoaches
  them. Payment of the Booking Deposit or tour price represents              final payment from your travel agent.                                     due to space limitations.
  your acceptance of these terms and conditions.                             12. Tour Operation Your booking is conditional on Scenic                 • due to dusty and/or unsealed road conditions in Kenya and
  2. Must Read – Important Information You acknowledge and                   receiving a minimum number of tour or cruise bookings to                 Kruger National Park on the private concessions, clients need to
  agree that there are general risks associated with travelling,             operate the tour and ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere.               be in good physical condition to participate on all tours. Travel
  which are beyond Scenic’s control and therefore Scenic cannot              Where sufficient numbers cannot be achieved, Scenic reserves              in Kenya is by 4WD safari vehicle and it is highly recommended
  be legally responsible for any loss or damage you may incur as a           the right to cancel or suspend a scheduled departure of the tour.        clients with back conditions and/or mobility difficulties consult
  result of these general risks. Such general risks include:                 Scenic will endeavour to make any decision to cancel or suspend          their doctor before participation. Clients with contact lenses
  a. tour variations or interruptions caused by road, river or               a tour or cruise at least 60 days prior to the scheduled departure       should bring glasses in case dust causes irritation with lens.
  weather conditions; national or local holidays affecting the closure       date.                                                                    • For ZCTC program:
  of public buildings and attractions; strikes, civil disturbances           13. Tour Cancellation Where a tour or cruise is cancelled by             - Nile River Cruise ships are not wheelchair accessible and do not
  and advices by governments or other Force Majeure Events;                  Scenic for whatever reason prior to departure, Scenic will use           have lifts or elevators.
  high water levels; low water levels; flooding; lock closures;               its reasonable endeavours to offer the closest available tour or         - wheelchair passengers should be aware that cabin doors and
  unscheduled vessel or vehicle maintenance or for any other                 cruise departure, subject to the refund or payment of any tour           rest rooms are not wide enough to provide access for standard
  circumstances beyond Scenic’s control;                                     price difference. Should the alternative be acceptable to you, you       wheelchairs;
  b. forces of nature; illness; flight schedule changes or                    will be bound by these Terms and Conditions with respect to              - for safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried
  cancellations; loss of luggage; epidemics or pandemics; political          the alternative tour or cruise. Should the alternative arrangement       on boarding ramps (which may be steep due to water levels) whilst
  unrest; accidents; acts of terrorism or other criminal acts; changes       offered not be accepted by you within a period of 7 days, Scenic’s       the vessel is tied up or at anchor, or on to motor coaches
  to government visa or travel requirements.                                 contract with you will terminate and Scenic will refund all monies       Scenic reserves the right to decline your booking if Scenic deems
  It is your sole responsibility to make your own enquiries regarding        paid directly to Scenic and Scenic will have no further liability to     that: it cannot provide for any or all special needs as identified
  your trip, including relevant government travel safety warnings.           you. Scenic will not be liable for any third party costs not booked      by you; your health, safety or enjoyment, or that of any other
  3. Travel Insurance You are urged to arrange comprehensive                 by Scenic.                                                               passengers attending the tour may be at risk; or if Scenic deems
  travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may                                                                                     that you will not abide by these terms and conditions. In addition,
                                                                             14. Included in Tour Price Included in your Tour Price are
  occur during the tour.                                                                                                                              Scenic reserves the right to withdraw you from a tour, where
                                                                             all of the following items where indicated in your itinerary. All
  4. Booking Deposit and Tour Payment                                        coach and rail travel, services of a Scenic Tour Director, airport       Scenic deems that you are affecting your own health, safety or
  (a) Booking Deposit                                                        transfers outside Australia, meals, accommodation, sightseeing           enjoyment or that of other passengers. Scenic will not be liable to
  • You must pay the Booking Deposit within 7 days of making                 and admissions where stated, applicable government and service           you for any loss, cost or damage resulting from your withdrawal
  your booking.                                                              taxes (which are subject to change), GST, together with all              from a tour. If you are withdrawn from a tour, you will be under
  • Please refer to the itinerary of your selected tour, for your            gratuities and tipping including Nile River Cruise (except on the        your own arrangements at your own expense.
  applicable Booking Deposit.                                                pre/post tour extensions which are at your discretion). Included         20. Sightseeing on Tour Clients are required to have a good level
  • Deposits stated are correct unless otherwise stated in                   economy class airfares and taxes as outlined on the relevant             of fitness to participate in the tours featured in this brochure as
  promotional offers.                                                        itinerary pages. Fully escorted touring commences upon arrival in        tours include up to 1-5 kilometre walks over uneven ground and
  • Any accommodation, sightseeing or flights booked by you                   your destination.                                                        surfaces whilst visiting monuments and antiquities, climbing up
  separately to those stated in your itinerary will not be included in                                                                                steep steps, getting on and off transport as required in many areas
  the Booking Deposit and are payable separately.                            15. NOT Included in Tour Price Items not listed in your itinerary
                                                                             are not included in your tour price and include: Airfares (unless        as motorcoach access is not possible and consequently good
  • Your booking will be automatically cancelled if your                                                                                              mobility is needed. Many of the sights visited do not have facilities
  Booking Deposit is not received by Scenic by the due date.                 specified in your itinerary), airline taxes, additional optional
                                                                             activities, accommodation upgrades, meals not specified in                to accommodate wheelchairs or physically challenged clients.
  Additional touring request such as but not limited to Pre/Post
  accommodation will not be processed until security deposit is              the itinerary, drinks, laundry, passport fees, visas, vaccinations,      21. Vaccinations Vaccinations are required for these tours. Please
  paid in full.                                                              and items of a personal nature. Changes to flight schedules               refer to www.smartraveller.gov.au for advice and speak to your
  • Booking Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable                 may require additional overnight accommodation, which is at              doctor.
  (Refer to the “Book with Confidence Plan”).                                 your own expense. Changes to your travel arrangements after              22. Passports and Visas You must have a valid passport with at
                                                                             departure as a result of illness or other items of a personal nature     least six months validity from your tour return date. Also, it is
  (b) Final Payment
                                                                             are at your own expense.                                                 your sole responsibility to ensure that all required entry visas for
  • The balance of the tour price must be paid no later than 120
  days prior to the tour departure date.                                     16. Airfare Conditions Discounted airfares are subject to                countries to be visited are obtained prior to departure. Failure
  • It is your sole responsibility to effect payment of the tour price       availability and conditions apply. Your Scenic reservations              to obtain correct documentation may result in you being denied
  by the due date.                                                           consultant will book the most appropriate fare for your tour.            entry in to certain countries whilst on tour. Passport and visa entry
  • You must pay the tour price immediately in full if your                  Please note: Some discounted airfares have conditions which              requirements and costs are your sole responsibility.
  reservation is made within 120 days of the tour departure date.            make them unsuitable to be used in conjunction with these                23. Special Requests You must advise Scenic in writing of any
  5. Late Booking Fee A late booking fee of $50.00 per file is                tours. Full details and conditions may be obtained from your             and all special requests and dietary needs at the time of booking.
  payable on all bookings made within 21 days of tour departure.             travel agent. Any changes made after air ticketing will incur            Special requests are a request only. Scenic will make every
                                                                             amendment fees. Scenic will ticket airfares between receipt of           reasonable effort to accommodate your special and/or dietary
  6. Variation Fee An administration fee of $50.00 is payable for            deposit and travel departure at its sole discretion. All airfares
  each variation to your booking (except variation to the tour                                                                                        requests but cannot guarantee that such requests can be met.
                                                                             are subject to routing restrictions. Airfares and applicable taxes
  departure date, which will attract cancellation fees, set out              may be subject to increase without notice due to factors outside         24. Solo Passengers and Single Accommodation
  below). Scenic may chose to accept or reject your request for              Scenic’s control. Please contact your travel agent for applicable        a) Prices quoted in the brochure are on twin share basis. A
  variation at its sole discretion. In addition to this, airlines and        rules and regulations relating to your air travel. All regional flights   limited number of cabins and rooms are available on each
  railway operators will charge their own amendment fee for                  within Africa are required to be booked on specific flights due to         departure at special single supplement rates payable at the
  changes to booked and/or ticketed arrangements. These charges              operational requirements. Please contact Scenic reservations for         time of booking your tour. Details of prices and availability of
  will be passed on to you.                                                  flight details.                                                           single accommodation can be obtained at the time of booking.
  7. Closed Request Tours Tours that are on a closed request basis                                                                                    If requested, Scenic can attempt to match you with a rooming
                                                                             17. Tour Variations Scenic may, in its absolute discretion and           partner. If you remain matched throughout the entire tour, you
  will require a security deposit to be received (see individual tour
                                                                             without notice, change or vary your tour itinerary. Whilst               will be refunded your single supplement rate within 2 weeks
  prices for security deposit) by Scenic before the request can be
                                                                             Scenic will make reasonable efforts to operate the tour as               of tour completion. Scenic accepts no responsibility for the
  processed and confirmation received, subject to availability. This
                                                                             close as possible to your tour itinerary, changes or substitutions       suitability of the allocated rooming partner. If at any time during
  deposit will be refunded only if the booking cannot be confirmed.
                                                                             may be necessary for reasons outside Scenic’s control. These             the tour, you consider your rooming partner unsuitable, Scenic
  If booking within 121 days prior to departure, full payment is due
                                                                             circumstances may include, but are not limited to: road, river or        will endeavour to arrange single accommodation for you for
  immediately at time of making your reservation.
                                                                             weather conditions; national or local holidays affecting the closure     the remainder of the tour, subject to availability. In this event,
  8. Cancellation Fees You will be liable for cancellation fees,             of public buildings and attractions; strikes, civil disturbances         the single supplement rate will not be refunded to you on tour
  calculated as follows:                                                     and advices by governments or other Force Majeure Events.                completion. You acknowledge that if there is no availability of
  Days of Notice Prior                              Cancellation Charge      Cruise itineraries may be disrupted by high or low water levels,         single accommodation for the remainder of the tour, you will
  To Tour Commencement                                        (per person)   flooding, lock closures, unscheduled vessel maintenance or                be required to continue to share with your nominated rooming
  120 days and over                                       Loss of deposit    for any other circumstances beyond Scenic’s control. Scenic              partner for the remainder of the tour.
  119 to 91 days                                       20% of tour price     reserves the right to substitute (at the nearest reasonable              b) Single Accommodation: A limited number of single rooms
  90 to 62 days                                        50% of tour price     standard) another vessel or motorcoach for all or part of the            are available at a Single Supplement Rate for each tour. In some
  61 days or less                                    100% of tour price      itinerary and also provide alternative accommodation, where              locations, single rooms are smaller than twin rooms and may not
  Cancellation notices must be issued to Scenic in writing during            necessary, but will not be liable to you for such variations in the      be available.
  office hours. A cancellation notice will not be accepted by                 tour itinerary. You acknowledge that you will be charged for any
                                                                                                                                                      25. Young Passengers Passengers under the age of 21 years (as at
  Scenic until it is received in writing. You may also be liable to pay      alternative arrangements that may be made as a result of these
                                                                                                                                                      the departure date) must be accompanied by an adult and share
  cancellation fees to airlines and other third parties. Any changes to      circumstances.                                                           their accommodation with an adult. Children under the age of
  your tour departure date will be deemed a cancellation and the             18. Photography The tour programs operated by Scenic offer               15 years are not encouraged and are accepted or rejected at the
  applicable cancellation fees will apply.                                   some of the most spectacular and beautiful photographic scenery          sole discretion of Scenic.
  9. Credit Card Fees A surcharge may apply for credit card                  in the world. However, due to possible tour variations, Scenic           26. Airport Transfers Are only available on the first and last day
  transactions.                                                              cannot guarantee that every scene or highlight featured in the           of your tour and at times designated by Scenic. Transfers outside
  10. Tour Price Scenic reserves the right to vary the tour price at         tour program will be available on each tour. Consequently,               these times will be at your expense and must be secured by your
  any time, in its absolute discretion, to account for any increase          no refund will be available for any resulting missed scene or            own arrangements. Passengers who have purchased Scenic’s pre
  in costs including airfares, fuel, government taxes and charges,           photographic “opportunity”.                                              and post tour hotel accommodation and airfares will be provided
  exchange rate fluctuations or other tour related costs or tariffs. All      19. Tour Participation Scenic welcomes you if you have a                 airport transfers to/from their hotel in tour start or end city only,
  tour prices are quoted in Australian dollars.                              disability or other special needs, provided you are accompanied          on the day of the pre or post accommodation booking. If your




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airline booking is not made by Scenic, you must ensure your                 restaurateurs, transportation providers and medical personnel; or       • Clothing We recommend smart casual and comfortable
flight details are provided to Scenic (this can be entered by Tour           (5) any loss of enjoyment by you due to circumstances outlined in       clothing. Please bring comfortable walking shoes as you will
Personaliser at www.scenictours.com.au). No refund will be                  these terms and conditions or otherwise beyond Scenic’s control.        need these daily whilst sightseeing, which includes walking over
given for unused transfers. Transfers cannot be routed to other             39. Total Liability Despite any other provision of these terms          rough and uneven ground. Closed-in shoes are recommended
pick-up points or destinations. If you miss the pre-booked transfer         and conditions, and to the extent permitted by law, Scenic’s            to keep out the dust and sand. Dinner attire is casual-open-neck
you will be responsible for making your own way, at your own                maximum liability to you or any third party (including any claims       shirts, slacks and dresses. Coats and ties may be worn but are
expense. Transfers must be booked and flights advised to Scenic              of negligence on the part of Scenic) is limited to the tour price       not required.
no less than 60 days prior to travel, otherwise transfers cannot be         actually paid by you.                                                   • Seat Rotation To ensure all passengers have the opportunity
guaranteed. Airport transfers may be group transfers scheduled to
                                                                            40. Consequential Loss Scenic will not be liable for any loss of        to enjoy front and window seats, a daily seat rotation system is
coincide with multiple flight arrival times.
                                                                            enjoyment, opportunity, profit, savings, revenue or interest or          employed on all of our coaches. You are required to adhere to
27. Hotel Accommodation Scenic reserves the right to substitute             any other consequential or indirect, incidental, special or punitive    the seat rotation system. If you suffer from travel sickness we
hotel accommodation of a similar standard in the place of the               loss, damage or expenses even if Scenic has been advised of their       recommend you arrange medication or other alternatives to treat
advertised hotel, where necessary. Overnight accommodation                  possible existence and even if such loss, damage or expense is          symptoms, as we cannot make allowances for this.
required to meet tour and/or flight connections is not included              caused by Scenic’s negligence.
in the tour price and is at your own expense. Whilst Scenic                                                                                         • Flight Schedules Some flight schedules may be either early
has taken reasonable steps to secure the most suitable hotel                41. Force Majeure For the purposes of this clause, “Force               morning/early evening. Please be prepared for some early starts
accommodation in the area of the tour, it is not liable to you with         Majeure Event” means any act of God, war, terrorism, fire,               or late arrivals.
respect to the quality, size or fitness of hotel rooms.                      flood or any other extreme weather conditions, loss of power,            • For ZCTC program
                                                                            epidemics or pandemics, industrial disputes, slow-downs                 - Clothing For Rovos Rail and the Highlight Dinner at Sofitel Old
28. Luggage Passengers are entitled to one suitcase per person.             or other strike activities, riots or civil disturbances, acts of
Due to limited coach capacity, your suitcase must not exceed 76                                                                                     Winter Palace, dress standards apply. Gentleman are required
                                                                            government, semi government or other authorities, inability             to wear a jacket and tie and women are required to dress
x 53 x 28cms (30’’ x 21’’x 11’’) and weight should not exceed               to obtain any necessary licence or consent and delays caused
20kg (42lbs). Personal items should be carried in a travel bag.                                                                                     accordingly. The Cruise Manager’s Cocktail Party is not a formal
                                                                            by sub-contractors, suppliers or other third parties (including         affair. As Egypt and Jordan are Muslim nations, modesty in dress
Airline passengers should consult with their air carrier as size            telecommunications carriers), material shortages or other
and weight restrictions may vary from airline to airline and also                                                                                   is expected. In religious buildings, both men and women need to
                                                                            disruption to the tour. You acknowledge and agree that Scenic           cover shoulders and legs. Some holy places will supply scarves for
according to the class booked. In addition, airline and airport             is not liable for any delay or failure by Scenic to perform its
luggage safety regulations must be complied with. It is your                                                                                        tourists to borrow. Take care to wear clothing that would not be
                                                                            obligation under these terms and conditions, resulting from or          considered too revealing.
responsibility to ensure that your luggage complies and you                 as a consequence of a Force Majeure Event. If a delay or failure
acknowledge that Scenic or contracted carriers may elect not to                                                                                     - Medical Services River Cruise Ships do not carry a doctor
                                                                            occurs or is anticipated due to Force Majeure Event, Scenic’s           onboard, however due to close proximity to land medical services
carry overweight items. You will be responsible for excess baggage          obligations are suspended for the duration of the Force Majeure
charges and otherwise complying with airline regulations and safety                                                                                 can be called rapidly. Medical costs are at the passenger’s own
                                                                            Event. Scenic may immediately terminate this agreement, if the          expense. Due to the large number of passengers onboard, Scenic
requirements. When you are travelling in Kenya there are luggage
                                                                            Force Majeure Event delays performance for a period of 60 days          cannot provide a personal escort for medical visits. We strongly
restrictions due to limited luggage space on flights and 4WD safari
                                                                            or more, calculated from the date Scenic notifies you of the Force       recommend travel insurance.
vehicles. We recommend clients use a soft bag (sports bag or
                                                                            Majeure Event.                                                          - Cruise Cabins The tour price is based on the standard outside
alternative) to pack down into. Suitcases are unable to be taken
with you whilst touring and will be delivered back to you at Nairobi        42. Dispute Resolution If a dispute arises between the parties          cabins on either main or upper deck for Nile Cruise. Upgrades are
airport when you check in for your flight ongoing flight.                     in connection with these terms and conditions, the parties              subject to availability and will be at additional cost.
                                                                            undertake in good faith to use all reasonable endeavours to settle      - Onboard Language The language onboard is English. All staff,
29. Tour and Cruise Maps Maps or tour depictions contained
                                                                            the dispute by way of good faith negotiation.                           crew and tour guides speak English and all announcements and
in this brochure or any other brochures issued by Scenic, are
                                                                            43. Entire Agreement These terms and conditions constitute              lectures will be made in English.
intended as an indication only and should not be relied upon as
the actual route taken during the tour. Scenic is not liable to you         the entire agreement between the parties about its subject              - Internet Services Internet facilities are available onboard the
for any variation to the tour.                                              matter and any previous agreements (whether oral or in writing),        Nile River cruise for an additional charge. Internet availability
                                                                            understandings and negotiations on that subject matter have no          and quality may vary and can also be affected by technical issues,
30. Pictures, Images and Information All images in this brochure                                                                                    weather or unfavourable terrains and other factors outside
                                                                            effect.
represent typical scenes and descriptive detail for each tour,                                                                                      Scenic’s control. Consequently, Scenic does not guarantee the
however it is possible that the particular subject matter may not           44. Waiver and Variation Scenic may only waive a right or               availability and quality of internet connections and no refund will
be seen or experienced on tour. Also, some pictures may have                remedy created under these terms and conditions in writing. Our         be paid for any problem which may be experienced with the
been digitally enhanced.                                                    delay in exercising a right or remedy does not constitute a waiver      internet service.
                                                                            of that right or remedy, nor does any waiver by Scenic (either          - Docking Position During port stops, ships may dock side-by-
31. Smoking For the comfort of all passengers, smoking is not
                                                                            wholly or in part) operate as a subsequent waiver of the same or        side, obstructing views and requiring you to pass through other
permitted on coaches or such other places as nominated by
                                                                            any other right. We reserve the right to amend these terms and
Scenic and other operators (as in the case of the Nile River cruise                                                                                 ships to embark and disembark.
                                                                            conditions from time to time without prior written notice to you.
vessel, Rovos Rail and Blue Train) from time to time. Scenic will                                                                                   - Ramadan Falls between the months of August and September
use its reasonable endeavours to ensure there are opportunities             45. Governing Law These terms and conditions are governed by            for 2011. This is a religious period observed by all Muslim
for you to smoke during the tour. However, Scenic cannot                    the laws in force in the State of New South Wales. The parties          countries. Operational hours of shops, markets and some
guarantee such opportunities will be available.                             submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New           attractions are reduced.
                                                                            South Wales and any courts competent to hear appeals from               - Tutankhamen’s Tomb, Luxor At the time of printing the tomb
32. Tipping and Gratuities Are included on Scenic escorted tours
                                                                            those courts.                                                           is still open and receiving visitors. A closure date for renovation
for rail and coach tours and onboard the Nile River cruise for the
ZCTC program.                                                               46. Survival Any term which is, by its nature, intended to survive      of the tomb has not been advised by the Egyptian Government.
                                                                            termination of these terms and conditions survives termination.         Should the tomb close an alternative tomb will be substituted.
33. Carriers The carriers (including airlines, rail and sea carriers
used in association with the tours) are not responsible for                 47. Interpretation In these terms and conditions, unless the            • Scenic Tours After Hours Emergency Number When calling
statements in the brochure or any feature contained therein. The            context otherwise indicates a contrary intention: (1) headings          in Australia the number is freecall 1800 620 105.
conditions of sale of each carrier constitute a separate contract           are for convenience only and do not affect interpretation; (2)          • Deposit Protection Plan The “Deposit Protection Plan” fee
and Scenic assumes no responsibility in relation to contracts               singular includes the plural and vice versa; (3) a reference to a       is $55 per person (including GST). The fee is non refundable
between you and the carriers.                                               party includes its successors, permitted assigns, administrators        and must be paid at the time of booking your tour. Where you
                                                                            and substitutes; (4) where a word or phrase is defined, its other        cancel a tour, and the Deposit Protection Plan applies, Scenic
34. On Tour Safety Passengers must follow crew instructions at
                                                                            grammatical forms have the corresponding meaning; (5) the               Tours will hold the deposit paid by you for Scenic Tours products
all times to ensure on tour safety. You acknowledge that failure
                                                                            word ‘include’ in any form is not a word of limitation; (6) no          only (i.e. not products provided by third parties e.g. air travel)
to do so will result in restricted access to areas on tour, or if
                                                                            rules of construction apply to the disadvantage of Scenic on the        and will credit that portion of the deposit on alternative Scenic
necessary for your own safety and that of other passengers,
                                                                            basis that these terms and conditions were prepared by Scenic;          Tour products booked within 24 months of the cancellation, after
withdrawal from the tour.
                                                                            (7) a reference to a natural person includes their personal             which time the amount will be forfeited. The Deposit Protection
35. Amendments to Terms and Conditions These terms and                      representatives; and (8) a reference to a body (including institute,    Plan does not replace travel insurance which we strongly advise
conditions may be subject to amendment from time to time.                   association or authority) which ceases to exist or whose powers         be obtained at the time of booking.
Amendments will be posted on Scenic’s website.                              or functions are transferred to another body is a reference to
36. Warranties To the extent permitted by law, all express or               the body which replaces it or which substantially succeeds to its
                                                                            powers or functions.
implied warranties, representations, or terms are expressly
excluded. Where the law implies any condition or warranty which             48. Brochure Validity The Tour Brochure and these terms and                                             GreenChoice
cannot be excluded, then Scenic’s liability for breach of such              conditions are valid for the departure dates from 01 January             Climate Friendly Offices Since the start of 2007 Scenic have
an implied condition or warranty is limited, at Scenic’s absolute           2011 to 31 December 2011 unless otherwise indicated on the               partnered with Climate Friendly to make our offices and sales
discretion, to one or more of the following: (1) in the case of goods,      individual itineraries, and supersedes all previous brochures.           team climate friendly. We have also formed a committee
the repair of goods, replacement of goods, the supply of equivalent                                                                                  dedicated to reducing our environmental impact and increasing
goods or the cost of repair, replacement or supply of equivalent            USEFUL INFORMATION
                                                                                                                                                     the efficiency of our operations.
goods; or (2) in the case of services: supplying the services again or      • Scenic FreeChoice Scenic FreeChoice All Scenic FreeChoice                                                                   MAK
payment of the cost of supplying the services again.                        activities can be booked whilst on tour with your Tour Director          Carbon Friendly Touring and Cruising             YOUR T E
                                                                                                                                                                                                              O
                                                                            (unless otherwise stated on the itinerary pages) and are subject         Climate Friendly have calculated the               CLIMAT UR
37. Trade Practices Act Nothing in these terms and conditions                                                                                        average emissions for our Africa tours.           FRIENDLYE
will operate to exclude, restrict or modify the application of any          to availability, seasonal and operational factors. Some activities                    *                                   FOR ON
                                                                            require a minimum number of participants to operate. For ZCTC            From just $5 per person per day you can                  LY
provision of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) or any equivalent
State or Territory legislation, the exercise of a right conferred by        program: Scenic FreeChoice activities for Cape Town, Cairo and           make your holiday climate friendly. Simply
                                                                                                                                                     let your travel agent know that you wish
                                                                                                                                                                                                       5
                                                                                                                                                                                                      $ PER
                                                                                                                                                                                                          DAY
such a provision, or any liability of Scenic for breach of a condition or   Dubai must be pre-booked.
                                                                                                                                                     to take the Scenic GreenChoice option
warranty implied by such a provision, where it is unlawful to do so.        • Scenic Enrich/Connoisseur’s Highlight It may not always be             and Scenic will add GreenChoice to your
38. Responsibility You acknowledge and agree that Scenic                    possible to offer every brochured Scenic Enrich/Connoisseur’s            booking. For more information visit
accepts no responsibility and will not be liable to you or any third        Highlight activity on tour. Suitable alternatives will be provided to    www.scenictours.com.au/climatefriendly.
party for any loss, cost or damage (including loss of enjoyment)            ensure your overall tour enjoyment.
                                                                                                                                                     Offsetting Offsetting your international flights can be done
suffered directly or indirectly in connection with: (1) any tour risks      • Scenic Club Loyalty Program The program was launched in                directly through Climate Friendly. Your payment goes directly
or other aspects of the tour notified to you in these terms and              2008 and replaces the previous program. Details of the benefits           to Climate Friendly in exchange for carbon credits for
conditions; (2) any change to your itinerary or delays in departure         and qualification for membership etc for Australian and New               renewable energy projects. Scenic does not profit in anyway
or arrival times of aircraft or otherwise during the conduct of the         Zealand residents are available on www.scenictours.com.au. At            from these payments. Please visit our website
tour; (3) any loss or damage to your baggage; (4) any personal              this stage only residents of Australia, New Zealand and the United       www.scenictours.com.au/climatefriendly for more
injury or death resulting from the acts or omissions or negligence          Kingdom are eligible for memberships. Each country has their             information about how Scenic’s carbon offset
of any third parties providing goods or services to you during the          own version of the program which are subject to their own terms          program works.
tour, including air carriers, hotels, shore excursion operators,            and conditions.




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