Trans Africa - the Cape to Cairo

Cairo - Cape Town

142 days through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia
FROM: $13680 USD + 7,680 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Private Bus, Ferry, Boat, Jeep, Canoe, Mokoro
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, African Camp Master
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 29 nights
Basic Hotel 19 nights
Camping 66 nights
Multishare Hostel 9 nights
Overnight Boat 2 nights
Camping without facilities 13 nights
Guesthouse 3 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 132, Lunches x 81, Dinners x 81
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ACO
Deposit:
$1015 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

Cape to Cairo or Cairo to Cape - whichever way you decide to go, this is an extraordinary journey to take and we will show you the many faces of Africa. We travel the length of the Nile from Alexandria, through Egypt and cross the Sahara through the deserts of Sudan. In Khartoum at the confluence of the Blue and White Nile, we head east into the highlands of Ethiopia following the river to its source in Lake Tana and the spectacular Blue Nile Falls.

Heading south along Ethiopia's Great Rift Valley, we enter the deserts of Northern Kenya, and then on along the Rift to the wonderful game filled plains of East Africa. From Kenya, we rejoin the great river at Jinja where the White Nile pours out of Lake Victoria and then visit the Nile's other great waterfall at Murchison Falls National Park.

No visit to Africa is complete without a comprehensive understanding of the wildlife and its place within the ecosystem and on this trip you will visit over 20 different wildlife reserves and national parks. Equally crossing Africa is about understanding the huge diversity of its culture, its peoples and their history. This journey has it all.

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

This is a journey of a lifetime, across the whole of Africa, with all the associated challenges. You will be travelling for over 20 weeks, which can be tiring. No one section is particularly hard, but you will be away from Western luxuries for periods, you will be camping or staying in small local hotels. However, as long as you keep an open mind, this is an amazing experience.

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)
Day 93 - Amboseli NP (17th February 2021)
Day 94 - Arusha (18th February 2021)
Day 95 - Tarangire NP (19th February 2021)
Day 96 - Serengeti NP (20th February 2021)
Day 97 - Serengeti NP (21st February 2021)
Day 98 - Arusha (22nd February 2021)
Day 99 - Lushoto (23rd February 2021)
Day 100 - Lushoto (24th February 2021)
Day 101 - Zanzibar (25th February 2021)
Day 102 - Zanzibar (26th February 2021)
Day 103 - Zanzibar (27th February 2021)
Day 104 - Zanzibar (28th February 2021)
Day 105 - Dar Es Salaam (1st March 2021)
Day 106 - Iringa (2nd March 2021)
Day 107 - Chitimba (3rd March 2021)
Day 108 - Kande (4th March 2021)
Day 109 - Kande (5th March 2021)
Day 110 - Lilongwe (6th March 2021)
Day 111 - South Luangwa NP (7th March 2021)
Day 112 - South Luangwa NP (8th March 2021)
Day 113 - Luangwa River (9th March 2021)
Day 114 - Lower Zambezi Area (10th March 2021)
Day 115 - Lower Zambezi Area (11th March 2021)
Day 116 - Lower Zambezi Area (12th March 2021)
Day 117 - Livingstone (13th March 2021)
Day 118 - Victoria Falls (14th March 2021)
Day 119 - Victoria Falls (15th March 2021)
Day 120 - Victoria Falls (16th March 2021)
Day 121 - Kasane (17th March 2021)
Day 122 - Hwange NP (18th March 2021)
Day 123 - Bulawayo (19th March 2021)
Day 124 - Matobo NP (20th March 2021)
Day 125 - Makgadikgadi Pans (21st March 2021)
Day 126 - Makgadikgadi Pans (22nd March 2021)
Day 127 - Shakawe (23rd March 2021)
Day 128 - Okavango Delta (24th March 2021)
Day 129 - Okavango Delta (25th March 2021)
Day 130 - Grootfontein (26th March 2021)
Day 131 - Etosha NP (27th March 2021)
Day 132 - Etosha NP (28th March 2021)
Day 133 - Spitzkoppe (29th March 2021)
Day 134 - Swakopmund (30th March 2021)
Day 135 - Swakopmund (31st March 2021)
Day 136 - Namib Desert (1st April 2021)
Day 137 - Sesriem (2nd April 2021)
Day 138 - Fish River Canyon (3rd April 2021)
Day 139 - Noordoewer (4th April 2021)
Day 140 - Citrusdal (5th April 2021)
Day 141 - Cape Town (6th April 2021)
Day 142 - Cape Town (7th April 2021)

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17 Nov 20 Cairo
07 Apr 21 Cape Town

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20 Apr 21 Cairo

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06 Apr 22 Cape Town

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19 Apr 22 Cairo

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