Africa Escorted Tours

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Let us invite you to take the Scenic route as you embark on the ultimate African adventure, discovering a tapestry of magnificent landscapes and wild animals.

Vast plains as far as the eye can see, stunning coastlines, diverse game parks and vibrant cityscapes, take the Scenic route through Africa as the allure of some of the most intriguing cultures in all of Africa beckons, where natural wonder and marvellous views of Mount Kilimanjaro are yours to explore.

At Scenic, we carefully handpick each and every unforgettable experience to ensure that our innovative itineraries continue to set the standard for 5-star luxury touring.

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5-star Luxury Inclusions 

With Scenic, the perks and privileges come included. Enjoy a full range of luxurious benefits that will enhance your experience throughout your journey.
  • Scenic Enrich
    Our knowledgeable Journey Designers have curated a range of unique experiences that will be among the highlights of your journey.
  • Scenic Freechoice
    You can choose between a vast range of activities and sightseeing experiences to ensure you only see what you want to see, at a pace that suits you.
  • World-Class Hotels
    Our hotels are selected on more than reputation alone, rather on a combination of location, character and ambience to ensure your hotel stay is truly reflective of your destination.
  • Wildlife Safaris
    Nothing evokes images of a great African adventure more than staying at iconic safari lodges and going on game drives through the continent’s untamed wilderness.
  • Sundowners
    There’s nothing more luxurious than indulging in a glass of champagne and canapés as the sun sets over beautiful landscapes.
  • Travel Tailored to You
    Enjoy complete peace-of-mind because all your travel is taken care of. Flexible return flights, internal transfers and all of the little touches have been considered.

Extraordinary Experiences

We have carefully curated a series of unique and exclusive experiences that will make your time in Africa truly unforgettable.
Our Scenic Enrich experiences are all-inclusive and exclusive, having been chosen to take you behind the scenes for encounters that are simply inaccessible to the ordinary traveller, while still being included in the price you pay. Our Scenic Freechoice daily excursions will enable you to marvel at the diversity of wildlife in the great game parks of Kenya and Tanzania with the help of our expert guides, where you are free to explore areas of natural beauty and visit local communities.

Here is a small selection of the Scenic Enrich and Scenic Freechoice activities that we feature in Africa:

Scenic Enrich

  • Enjoy a heart-warming visit to Lake Nakuru Orphanage centre to partake in a memorable lunch with the children. 
  • Get up-close-and-personal with nature during your visit to an elephant sanctuary near Victoria Falls.
  • Be treated to a mesmerising display of traditional Zulu dancing near Ghost Mountain, complete with dramatic local drumming. 
  • Discover the beauty of this marvellous nation as you dine in the bush in Thornybush Game Reserve under a starlit sky.
  • Explore Soweto with a local guide and enjoy an insightful visit to Nelson Mandela’s home in Johannesburg.

Scenic Freechoice

  • Take to the trails to explore the African plains around Cape Point on a Harley DavidsonTM tour with an experienced guide.
  • Join your expert tracker in Kruger National Park and witness shallows populated by hippo pods from an elevated ledge.
  • Journey through the Maasai Mara National Reserve with a Maasai warrior and encounter some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife. 
  • Cruise in the sheltered waters of Walvis Bay, home to a great variety of birds and sea life, such as seals and dolphins.
  • Enjoy learning about African culture as you go on a half day township tour in Cape Town and interact with the locals you meet.

World Class Hotels & Special Stays

In Africa, you can look forward to accommodation that warmly welcomes you, delivers a relaxing experience and is right in the heart of your destination.
At Scenic, we have handpicked all of the accommodation we feature to ensure that our guests experience the best hotels in the best locations. From grand city centre properties in multicultural cities to idyllic lodges in some of Africa’s most famous game reserves, there’s nothing quite like checking into a memorable hotel and knowing that it has been specially chosen for you.

You will stay in remarkable properties that have been picked because they offer a unique experience that balances luxury, location and first-class facilities. We can safely say there’s nothing ordinary about any of these properties. What’s more, all of our Special Stays are included in the price of your itinerary.
  • Thornybush Private Game Lodge, Thornybush Nature Reserve
    Nestled right in the heart of one of the most iconic game reserves in Africa, Thornybush Private Game Lodge offers unrivalled big game viewing.
  • Lion Sands Game Reserve River Lodge, Kruger National Park
    Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s treasures; these postcard-worthy lodges are all luxuriously appointed and boast a private viewing deck.
  • The Oyster Box, Durban
    Perfectly situated on the ocean’s edge, overlooking Umhlanga’s iconic lighthouse and the breathtaking coastline, The Oyster Box offers elegant guestrooms.
  • Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls
    A prime example of what a classic five-star hotel should be, Victoria Falls Hotel overlooks Victoria Falls, an acclaimed Natural Wonder of the World.

Extensions

If you wish to do so, then the option to extend your moments of wonder on your trip of a lifetime is also available. We offer a number of extensions, at additional cost, to complement our itineraries. Please call us for more details.

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Travel tailored to you

When you travel with Scenic you can be confident that we’ll go further to ensure that every aspect of your journey has been carefully considered. It’s about going a degree beyond to ensure that your trip is a truly carefree experience.
Airlines you can count on
Flexibility is key when it comes to travel arrangements, which is why we offer a choice of flights through a range of established airlines. We only use the best airlines to ensure your journey is stress-free. Departing from a number of UK airports, we aim to provide a seamless journey that is one of complete luxury and comfort.

The personal touch
Travel in small groups with a maximum of 36 guests, 24 in East Africa, and enjoy a more intimate travel experience. We will personally greet you at the airport and arrange your transport to your hotel when you land in Africa. And, at the end of your journey with us, we will transfer you to the airport and make sure that your return journey is just as luxurious as your arrival.
 
Travel in style
During your time exploring Africa’s wild plains, your transport will be in First Class or luxury standard. This includes special luxury coaches. Likewise, no effort has been spared to ensure that the best touring options are available to you as you travel through Africa. 


Local knowledge

We use knowledgeable local guides, experts and Scenic tour directors across all of our escorted tours because we truly believe that nobody knows an area as well as someone who calls it home. Make the most out of the knowledge that these people harbour as they introduce you to each spectacular destination and experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the cultures that surround you.

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Terms and conditions: New bookings only, made between 12 June and 31 August 2019. †The FREE Business Class Flight Upgrade is limited and is valid one way only on our 2019/20 Australia & New Zealand itineraries. Offer is available on qualifying flights and upgrades are subject to availability. Supplements may apply if traveling on non-specified routes and from regional departure points. Upgrades are non-transferable and no cash or credit alternative will be offered. ¥FREE 2-night stopover applies to selected hotels and destinations, and depends on airline availability and routing. A small supplement may apply to some destinations, please call for more details. Offers can be withdrawn at any time and are only applicable to residents of the UK. From prices include the additional £100 per person saving.