Eastern Trans Africa & Gorillas

Cairo - Nairobi

92 days through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda
FROM: $9735 USD + 4,530 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Private Bus, Ferry, Boat, Jeep
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, African Camp Master
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 24 nights
Basic Hotel 19 nights
Camping 26 nights
Multishare Hostel 7 nights
Overnight Boat 1 night
Camping without facilities 11 nights
Guesthouse 3 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 87, Lunches x 40, Dinners x 40
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ECR
Deposit:
$1015 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

A wonderful journey that explores the Nile all the way from Cairo through to Khartoum and then the Blue Nile up to its source at Lake Tana in Ethiopia. It then heads down to the source of the White Nile, the town of Jinja in Uganda, where this great river flows out of Lake Victoria.

Along the way we have the opportunity to discover the historic cultures of ancient Egypt at the numerous sites such as Luxor or Abu Simbel and those of the Kushite Kingdom in Sudan and of course the long and colourful history of Ethiopia's Christian Kingdom.

We traverse the immensity of two great deserts, the Sahara and the Northern Kenyan and climb to the 'Roof Of Africa', to trek in the Simien Mountains, before travelling along the Rift Valley from Addis Ababa and down to Nairobi. We witness some of Africa's finest wildlife and national parks in Kenya and Uganda, including Samburu, Nakuru, Masai Mara and the highlight of the whole journey, seeing the Gorillas and Chimpanzees in Uganda.

See the mummy of Rameses II in the Cairo Museum
Guided tour of the pyramids, tombs and other wonders of Egypt
Explore the ancient city of Alexandria
See the famous Suez canal
Relax on the beach of the Red Sea resort, Marsa Alam
Marvel at the incredible sights of Luxor
Explore the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings
Guided tour of the Temple of Horus at Edfu
Enjoy an overnight trip in a traditional felucca on the river Nile
2 days in Aswan to explore the history and sights

YES, as long as you have an open mind and are prepared to accept the lack of a few home comforts as a price for some real discovery. This is a long journey, through some areas with minimal tourist infrastructure and you need to be prepared. However, it has a well balanced pace and a good mixture of camping with hotels, home stays and hostels.

Guided tour of the Cairo Egyptian Museum

Visit the ancient Coptic Monastery of St. Anthony in Egypt's Eastern Deserts

Explore the Ottoman Fort at El Quseir

See the remarkably well-preserved painted murals in the Temple of Hathor in Dendara

Guided tour of Karnak Temple Luxor

Day 1 - Cairo (17th November 2020)

Border Information: if joining in Cairo, you will most likely enter Egypt at Cairo International Airport (IATA code: CAI).

There will be an important group meeting at 10:00am at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. Your leader will need to check your Sudanese visa or make sure the necessary preparations have been done to pick your visa up in Cairo or Aswan. They will also need to check the Ethiopian visas of anyone going beyond Khartoum.

In the afternoon we will have an included half-day guided visit to the Egyptian Museum. We will go to the museum by metro or by taxi, and be shown around the vast and breathtaking collection of historical relics and treasures, including the sarcophagus of Akhenaten, the mummy of Ramses II and of course the incredible golden mask of Tutankhamun!

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Cairo before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Cairo.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Daily Activities

Included Activities

Guided tour of the Cairo Egyptian Museum

Included

Optional Activities

Entrance to the Mummy Room in the Egyptian Museum which displays the mummies of some very important Pharoahs such as Akenaten Ramses II and Hatshepsut

Entrance: 100 EGP

Visit The Pharonic Village - a showcase of various scenes of everyday life in Ancient Egypt

Entrance: 150 EGP

Explore the medieval Islamic fortress of the Cario Citadel built by the warrior Saladin and the beautiful Ottoman Mosque of Muhammed Ali Pasha

Entrance: 50 EGP

Visit the collection of Egyptian Coptic Christian heritage at the Coptic Museum and the nearby Hanging Church

Entrance to museum: 50 EGP

See the 9th-century Nileometer on Rhoda Island which was once used for carefully measuring the height of the Nile during the annual flood

Entrance: 15 EGP

Entrance to the distinctive Cairo Tower the tallest building in North Africa (when open)

Entrance: 70 EGP

Explore the scenic Al Azhar Park an oasis of beautiful greenery within Cairo built in tradition Islamic style

Entrance: 7 EGP

Discover the exceptional collection of art from all over the Islamic world at Cairo\'s Museum of Islamic Art

Entrance: 50 EGP

Day 2 - Cairo (18th November 2020)
Day 3 - Alexandria (19th November 2020)
Day 4 - Alexandria (20th November 2020)
Day 5 - Port Said (21st November 2020)
Day 6 - Zafarana (22nd November 2020)
Day 7 - El Quseir (23rd November 2020)
Day 8 - Marsa Alam (24th November 2020)
Day 9 - Marsa Alam (25th November 2020)
Day 10 - Marsa Alam (26th November 2020)
Day 11 - Luxor (27th November 2020)
Day 12 - Luxor (28th November 2020)
Day 13 - Luxor (29th November 2020)
Day 14 - Aswan (30th November 2020)
Day 15 - Nile Felucca (1st December 2020)
Day 16 - Aswan (2nd December 2020)
Day 17 - Aswan (3rd December 2020)
Day 18 - Abu Simbel (4th December 2020)
Day 19 - Wadi Halfa (5th December 2020)
Day 20 - Wawa (6th December 2020)
Day 21 - Karima (7th December 2020)
Day 22 - Naqa (8th December 2020)
Day 23 - Naqa (9th December 2020)
Day 24 - Naqa (10th December 2020)
Day 25 - Khartoum (11th December 2020)
Day 26 - Khartoum (12th December 2020)
Day 27 - Gedaref (13th December 2020)
Day 28 - Gondar (14th December 2020)
Day 29 - Gondar (15th December 2020)
Day 30 - Gondar (16th December 2020)
Day 31 - Simien Mountains NP (17th December 2020)
Day 32 - Simien Mountains NP (18th December 2020)
Day 33 - Simien Mountains NP (19th December 2020)
Day 34 - Simien Mountains NP (20th December 2020)
Day 35 - Axum (21st December 2020)
Day 36 - Axum (22nd December 2020)
Day 37 - Mekele (23rd December 2020)
Day 38 - Danakil Depression (24th December 2020)
Day 39 - Mekele (25th December 2020)
Day 40 - Lalibela (26th December 2020)
Day 41 - Lalibela (27th December 2020)
Day 42 - Lalibela (28th December 2020)
Day 43 - Awra Amba (29th December 2020)
Day 44 - Bahir Dar (30th December 2020)
Day 45 - Bahir Dar (31st December 2020)
Day 46 - Bahir Dar (1st January 2021)
Day 47 - Debre Markos (2nd January 2021)
Day 48 - Addis Ababa (3rd January 2021)
Day 49 - Addis Ababa (4th January 2021)
Day 50 - Addis Ababa (5th January 2021)
Day 51 - Harar (6th January 2021)
Day 52 - Harar (7th January 2021)
Day 53 - Harar (8th January 2021)
Day 54 - Awash NP (9th January 2021)
Day 55 - Lake Ziway (10th January 2021)
Day 56 - Lake Ziway (11th January 2021)
Day 57 - Bale Mountains NP (12th January 2021)
Day 58 - Bale Mountains NP (13th January 2021)
Day 59 - Bale Mountains NP (14th January 2021)
Day 60 - Awasa (15th January 2021)
Day 61 - Arba Minch (16th January 2021)
Day 62 - Arba Minch (17th January 2021)
Day 63 - Arba Minch (18th January 2021)
Day 64 - Konso (19th January 2021)
Day 65 - Moyale (20th January 2021)
Day 66 - Samburu Village (21st January 2021)
Day 67 - Samburu National Reserve (22nd January 2021)
Day 68 - Naro Moru (23rd January 2021)
Day 69 - Naro Moru (24th January 2021)
Day 70 - Naivasha (25th January 2021)
Day 71 - Nairobi (26th January 2021)
Day 72 - Nairobi (27th January 2021)
Day 73 - Kericho (28th January 2021)
Day 74 - Jinja (29th January 2021)
Day 75 - Jinja (30th January 2021)
Day 76 - Nakitoma (31st January 2021)
Day 77 - Kaniyo Pabidi (1st February 2021)
Day 78 - Murchison Falls NP (2nd February 2021)
Day 79 - Murchison Falls NP (3rd February 2021)
Day 80 - Mpanga Forest (4th February 2021)
Day 81 - Queen Elizabeth NP (5th February 2021)
Day 82 - Queen Elizabeth NP (6th February 2021)
Day 83 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (7th February 2021)
Day 84 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (8th February 2021)
Day 85 - Lake Mburo (9th February 2021)
Day 86 - Jinja (10th February 2021)
Day 87 - Nakuru NP (11th February 2021)
Day 88 - Nakuru NP (12th February 2021)
Day 89 - Masai Mara (13th February 2021)
Day 90 - Masai Mara (14th February 2021)
Day 91 - Nairobi (15th February 2021)
Day 92 - Nairobi (16th February 2021)

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17 Nov 20 Cairo
16 Feb 21 Nairobi
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$9,735 USD + 4,530 USD Kitty

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19 Jan 21 Nairobi
20 Apr 21 Cairo

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16 Nov 21 Cairo
15 Feb 22 Nairobi

$9,990 USD + 4,530 USD Kitty

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18 Jan 22 Nairobi
19 Apr 22 Cairo

$10,020 USD + 4,570 USD Kitty

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