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South African & East African Tours

You can get involved in planning your Safari in Kenya and holiday of South Africa.

From the beauty of a
holiday in S
outh Africa Cape Town and Garden Route to a rugged wildlife Safari in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.  With add-ons to Sun City, Victoria Falls, Zanzibar, climb Mt. Kilimanjaro or Mt. Kenya  or a Mountain Gorillas Safari, you have the freedom of choice.

Whatever your vision of a perfect African Holiday getaway, SELFTOURS with our associates, Kimbla Mantana, will make it all happen, and in style.  A combination tour or a basic tour with your chosen add-ons will make for a life-long memorable holiday.

We do not give you pre-designed packages off-the-shelf, SELFTOURS & Kimbla Mantana are the tour designers, both in South Africa and East Africa so this allows you even greater flexibility.

South African & East African Tours

Africa has its own beauty and mystery not found anywhere else in the world - join us on an African Holiday Tour of a lifetime.

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This can be the beginning of the best holiday of a lifetime.


Because you are going to have a hand in designing your holiday in South Africa and Safari in East Africa with our assistance.

Your African holiday tour can incorporate either South Africa or just East Africa, but for the Best African Experience we offer you a popular 10 day combination fully guided tour plan itinerary to get you started

On the South African tour portion you can elect to selfdrive thereby saving on guide costs.  The tour may be run in reverse order to that shown.  The following is based on 4 travellers, being two couples sharing.

 Day 1 - arrive Cape Town.  Meet & Greet
Transfer to your Victoria & Alfred Waterfront 5* Hotel.  Depending on arrival time certain activities may be possible.  The Cape Town V&A Waterfront is the main tourist area abounding with shops, restaurants, boat trips, aquarium and many other attractions. 
Overnight Cape town B D

Cape Town.
South Africa South Africa

 Day 2 - A day in and around Cape Town and Peninsular.  Activities will be subject to prevailing weather.  Cable car trip up Table Mountain, Tour of Cape Peninsular Nature Reserve and Cape Point, Boat trip out of Hout Bay to Seal Island, visit Boulders Beach penguin breeding colony. 
vernight Cape Town

 Day 3 - Morning tour of Stellenbosch, the winelands capital of South Africa where guests can sample and order wine to be shipped directly back home.  Early light lunch for guests own account if required on a wine farm. Continue inland to the ostrich capital in the Small Karoo town of Oudtshoorn, arriving late afternoon.  Overnight Oudtshoorn B D



 Day 4 - Depart for Knysna after a morning tour incorporating Cango Caves, Cango wildlife Ranch, ostrich farm, and onto Knysna on the Lagoon arriving late afternoon.  Your 4* Hotel overlooks the Knysna marina.  Overnight Knysna B L D

Day 5 - Knysna and around. Depending on the season we either do -  
A lagoon cruise and nature trail through the fynbos on the Western Head entrance to the lagoon.  OR between mid-June to mid-Nov we do a boat-based Whale Safari out to sea. 
Afterwards we visit Monkeyland for a  fascinating one hour informative and educational guided walk with the small monkeys in their natural habitat.
Overnight Knysna B L D

Knysna Knysna

Knysna lagoon Knysna lagoon

  Day 6 - Guided tour only - You board the last scheduled steam train in South Africa for a two and a half hour trip to George crossing the Knysna lagoon, steaming on through the forests, crossing rivers and the Kaaimans River mouth bridge.  Your guide collects you and transfers you to George airport for your flight to  Nairobi via Johannesburg
Overnight Nairobi B, Dinner on flights


 Day 6 - You board the Friday 14.00 flight to Johannesburg, connecting  with the evening flight to Nairobi.  Arrive Nairobi at 23.55



Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi

 Day 6 - Arrival Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Meet & Greet your guide and transfer to the historically famous 5* Norfolk Hotel,  Nairobi B

 Day 7 - After breakfast you check out and your guide takes you north to the Aberdare Country Club for lunch.  After lunch, you will be transferred to the Ark Tree Hotel.  The lodge is built on stilts and overlooks a waterhole.  The game viewing is done from  your balcony and the wildlife come to you!  The Ark is the best tree hotel in Kenya.  Overnight The Ark B L D

  Ark Tree Hotel.

Aberdare Country Club Aberdare Country Club

 Day 8 - Transfer back to the Aberdare Country Club to collect your excess luggage before driving to the northern  frontier district of Samburu, game drive to the Samburu Serena for lunch. Afternoon game drive hoping to see the herds of elephants which have made Samburu so famous.  Overnight Serena B L D

 Day 9 - Spent exploring Samburu and Buffalo Springs reserves and viewing wildlife. With itís dramatically stark scenery,  the winding Uaso Nyiro river and riverine vegetation giving way to the semi-desert scenery with the distinctive Doum Palms and their backdrop of  the blue mountains of the Wharguess and Ololokwe this is one of the most beautiful game reserves in Africa.  Overnight Samburu. B D

Samburu and Buffalo Springs


 Day 10 - Game drive leaving Samburu and heading for  the famous Mount Kenya Safari Club, arriving in time for lunch.  Afternoon at leisure to explore the beautiful gardens, visit the game sanctuary or enjoy a game of golf with Mount Kenya in the background!  Overnight Mount Kenya Safari Club B L D

 Day 11 - After breakfast transfer back to Jomo Kenyatta airport to connect with your homeward flight. B

The above tour plan assumes a minimum of 4 travellers sharing two double rooms.

Your tour includes - all transfers, driver/guides, transport, fuel, meals and activities as stated, park fees where applicable


Your tour excludes - All Flights, visas, medical insurance, drinks, 4 luncheons in South Africa, items of personal nature, gratuities to porters and guides.

Current tour costs as at September 2003 : US $2339 per person sharing. Min 4 travellers.  Subject to change without notice.

The above is a popular itinerary but since you are dealing directly with the tour designers we are open to your suggestions and adjustments.


Variations of the above can be offered including a reduced costing if a selfdrive option is chosen in South Africa

You may also add to your Best African Holiday Experience
with some of the following optional ideas

Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls
3 day 2 night fly-in
ex Johannesburg

Zanzibar beach resort, fly-in Package ex Nairobi or Johannesburg
7 night $1030

Sun City
Sun City
ex Johannesburg
2 nights $346

Climb Mt Kilimanjaro
Climb Mt Kilimanjaro
ex Nairobi

Climb Mount Kenya
Climb Mount Kenya
ex Nairobi

Mountain Gorillas
Mountain Gorillas
ex Nairobi

Suggested tour prices are per head and assume two people sharing.  Subject to change without notice
When you have made your basic decisions, complete our instant enquiry form and we will respond within days.
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