The call of the wild
The highlight of any African adventure is seeing the alphabet of wildlife before your very eyes. Nothing prepares you for the first time you pull up in your safari vehicle beside a pride of sleeping lions, or for that first sighting of giraffe plucking at the treetops or cheetahs snacking on a recent kill. And if you venture even further into Rwanda, you could see a family of gorillas grazing in the undergrowth just metres away. These special moments will be etched in your memory forever.
Travelmarvel offers a selection of meticulously planned itineraries visiting world-renowned parks such as Etosha, Kruger, Chobe, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
Under the guidance of local expert game drivers, and with a dedicated Travelmarvel Tour Director on hand, you’ll be able to make the most of your time on African soil. Tick off the Big Five but also be won over by the whole gamut of wildlife from colourful birds to the dazzling zebra, flighty impala, and noisy gnus (wildebeest). Even dung beetles prove fascinating.
At night, stay in the heart of Africa’s most magnificent game reserves in premium lodges handpicked for their location and comfort. Some examples are Shishangeni Private Lodge in Kruger National Park and Kati Kati Tented Camp in the heart of the Serengeti.
The lure of the land
It is not just animals that will steal your heart in Africa, it is the landscapes. It is the endless plains of the Serengeti, the magnificent Victoria Falls and the spectacular rims of the Ngorongoro Crater. It is the hippo-studded waters of the Mara and Zambezi Rivers, the eclectic Klein Karoo and the diverse landscapes of Namibia. This up and coming African destination has it all, from the sand dunes of Sossusvlei, to the coastal desert of Swakopmund and the salt pans of Etosha National Park.
Let’s not forget Cape Town, with its awe-inspiring Table Mountain looming large behind the Mother City, with its outstanding food and wine scene and world class sights including Robben Island, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art, colourful Bo Kaap and the vibrant V&A Waterfront.
Venture a little further to see the penguins at Boulder Beach, the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton and the stunning wine regions of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
Travelmarvel has a 15-day Cape Town to Chobe tour, taking in the sites of Cape Town before heading through the Klein Karoo, along the Garden Route and onto Kruger National Park. The incredible Victoria Falls will thrill, before finishing the trip in Chobe National Park.
The icing on the cake could be an optional two-night rail journey on the spectacular Blue Train, which will take you from Pretoria back to Cape Town. Another option is the 14-day Kenya and Tanzania Adventure, which hits all the high notes including Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, the Serengeti, the Masai Mara, the surprising Lake Nakuru and Amboseli.
All up you will experience 15 incredible game drives. Another highlight will be visiting a Maasai village to learn about the fascinating Maasai culture and how they manage to juggle living the same way they always have in today’s world.
No matter which itinerary you choose, you’ll be very well looked after by Travelmarvel, with their expert team ensuring you get more value, more choice and more experience out of your holiday.
Visit the website now for more information on your perfect African adventure: travelmarvel.com.au/Africa2020