Egypt, the Gorillas & Zanzibar

Cairo - Zanzibar

105 days through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
FROM: $16457 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Private Bus, Ferry, Boat, Jeep
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, African Camp Master
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 27 nights
Basic Hotel 19 nights
Camping 36 nights
Multishare Hostel 7 nights
Overnight Boat 1 night
Camping without facilities 11 nights
Guesthouse 3 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 99, Lunches x 49, Dinners x 49
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ECZ
Deposit:
$1015 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

Explore northern and eastern Africa on this epic journey.

Travel back in time to a land of ancient wonders as you explore the sites of Egypt, from the wonders of Cairo to the huge temples of Luxor, you’ll also be able to compare the grand Egyptian pyramids to the countless lesser-visited pyramids of Sudan.

Whilst in the Sudanese desert you’ll discover a newfound sense of scale as you journey through numerous desert dunes and sleep under star-filled night skies.

Ethiopia will show you another side to Africa’s rich history as you meet with the locals in Addis Ababa, wander the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and go on expedition into the other-worldly Danakil Depression.

Search for your favourite member of the animal kingdom as you safari in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda; from the lions of the Serengeti to the elephants of the Ngorongoro Crater and the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, there is something for everyone.

There’s also the chance of getting the adrenalin pumping as you participate in any number of adventure sports in Jinja, or choose to lay back and relax on the beautiful white sandy beaches of the Spice Islands of Zanzibar.

A rich and varied trip that will appeal to anyones sense of adventure!

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

A really varied trip through a variety of terrains. Whilst most roads will be of a high standard there will be times when we off-road; giving you the chance to experience overlanding at its best.

Accommodation will be mixed, so don’t go expecting luxury - a high percentage of camping means you’ll get used to setting up camp in no time! A sense of pitching in with the group and getting the job done will help the group to bond and give you a real sense of achievement!

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 (16th November 2021)

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 (17th November 2021)
Day 3 - Alexandria (18th November 2021)
Day 4 - Alexandria (19th November 2021)
Day 5 - Port Said (20th November 2021)
Day 6 - Zafarana (21st November 2021)
Day 7 - El Quseir (22nd November 2021)
Day 8 - Marsa Alam (23rd November 2021)
Day 9 - Marsa Alam (24th November 2021)
Day 10 - Marsa Alam (25th November 2021)
Day 11 - Luxor (26th November 2021)
Day 12 - Luxor (27th November 2021)
Day 13 - Luxor (28th November 2021)
Day 14 - Aswan (29th November 2021)
Day 15 - Nile Felucca (30th November 2021)
Day 16 - Aswan (1st December 2021)
Day 17 - Aswan (2nd December 2021)
Day 18 - Abu Simbel (3rd December 2021)
Day 19 - Wadi Halfa (4th December 2021)
Day 20 - Wawa (5th December 2021)
Day 21 - Karima (6th December 2021)
Day 22 - Naqa (7th December 2021)
Day 23 - Naqa (8th December 2021)
Day 24 - Naqa (9th December 2021)
Day 25 - Khartoum (10th December 2021)
Day 26 - Khartoum (11th December 2021)
Day 27 - Gedaref (12th December 2021)
Day 28 - Gondar (13th December 2021)
Day 29 - Gondar (14th December 2021)
Day 30 - Gondar (15th December 2021)
Day 31 - Simien Mountains NP (16th December 2021)
Day 32 - Simien Mountains NP (17th December 2021)
Day 33 - Simien Mountains NP (18th December 2021)
Day 34 - Simien Mountains NP (19th December 2021)
Day 35 - Axum (20th December 2021)
Day 36 - Axum (21st December 2021)
Day 37 - Mekele (22nd December 2021)
Day 38 - Danakil Depression (23rd December 2021)
Day 39 - Mekele (24th December 2021)
Day 40 - Lalibela (25th December 2021)
Day 41 - Lalibela (26th December 2021)
Day 42 - Lalibela (27th December 2021)
Day 43 - Awra Amba (28th December 2021)
Day 44 - Bahir Dar (29th December 2021)
Day 45 - Bahir Dar (30th December 2021)
Day 46 - Bahir Dar (31st December 2021)
Day 47 - Debre Markos (1st January 2022)
Day 48 - Addis Ababa (2nd January 2022)
Day 49 - Addis Ababa (3rd January 2022)
Day 50 - Addis Ababa (4th January 2022)
Day 51 - Harar (5th January 2022)
Day 52 - Harar (6th January 2022)
Day 53 - Harar (7th January 2022)
Day 54 - Awash NP (8th January 2022)
Day 55 - Lake Ziway (9th January 2022)
Day 56 - Lake Ziway (10th January 2022)
Day 57 - Bale Mountains NP (11th January 2022)
Day 58 - Bale Mountains NP (12th January 2022)
Day 59 - Bale Mountains NP (13th January 2022)
Day 60 - Awasa (14th January 2022)
Day 61 - Arba Minch (15th January 2022)
Day 62 - Arba Minch (16th January 2022)
Day 63 - Arba Minch (17th January 2022)
Day 64 - Konso (18th January 2022)
Day 65 - Moyale (19th January 2022)
Day 66 - Samburu Village (20th January 2022)
Day 67 - Samburu National Reserve (21st January 2022)
Day 68 - Naro Moru (22nd January 2022)
Day 69 - Naro Moru (23rd January 2022)
Day 70 - Naivasha (24th January 2022)
Day 71 - Nairobi (25th January 2022)
Day 72 - Nairobi (26th January 2022)
Day 73 - Kericho (27th January 2022)
Day 74 - Jinja (28th January 2022)
Day 75 - Jinja (29th January 2022)
Day 76 - Nakitoma (30th January 2022)
Day 77 - Kaniyo Pabidi (31st January 2022)
Day 78 - Murchison Falls NP (1st February 2022)
Day 79 - Murchison Falls NP (2nd February 2022)
Day 80 - Mpanga Forest (3rd February 2022)
Day 81 - Queen Elizabeth NP (4th February 2022)
Day 82 - Queen Elizabeth NP (5th February 2022)
Day 83 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (6th February 2022)
Day 84 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (7th February 2022)
Day 85 - Lake Mburo (8th February 2022)
Day 86 - Jinja (9th February 2022)
Day 87 - Nakuru NP (10th February 2022)
Day 88 - Nakuru NP (11th February 2022)
Day 89 - Masai Mara (12th February 2022)
Day 90 - Masai Mara (13th February 2022)
Day 91 - Nairobi (14th February 2022)
Day 92 - Nairobi (15th February 2022)
Day 93 - Amboseli NP (16th February 2022)
Day 94 - Arusha (17th February 2022)
Day 95 - Tarangire NP (18th February 2022)
Day 96 - Serengeti NP (19th February 2022)
Day 97 - Serengeti NP (20th February 2022)
Day 98 - Arusha (21st February 2022)
Day 99 - Lushoto (22nd February 2022)
Day 100 - Lushoto (23rd February 2022)
Day 101 - Dar es Salaam (24th February 2022)
Day 102 - Zanzibar (25th February 2022)
Day 103 - Zanzibar (26th February 2022)
Day 104 - Zanzibar (27th February 2022)
Day 105 - Zanzibar (28th February 2022)

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