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Cape Town to Cairo

Take the ultimate 34 day trip from Cape Town to Cairo. Enjoy game drives, fly over the Maasai Mara, cruise the Nile and visit the Valley of the Kings.

34 Day
From (AUD)
$ 31,195
  • 2018/2019 Cape Town > Cairo

    Embark on the journey of a lifetime

    If you close your eyes and picture Africa & Egypt, chances are you’ve conjured up one of the standout attractions in this itinerary. We’ve combined the highlights of these remarkable places in one complete, wonder-filled package.

    First, you’ll immerse yourself in Africa, from the emerald-green hills of Cape Town and majestic Victoria Falls, to tree-climbing lions in Tanzania. Next, you’ll discover Egypt swapping lush greens for golden sands, and ancient wonders. Along the way, your journey will be peppered with unique experiences you won’t find anywhere else.

    Tour Code:

    ZCTC

    Duration:

    34 Days

    Departure City:

    Cape Town

    Return City:

    Cairo

  • 34 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Cape Town
      Highlights:
      Welcome reception

      Welcome to Cape Town. Your journey into wonder begins with a three night Special Stay.

    • Day 2 - Cape Town
      Highlights:
      Table Mountain gondola, Freechoice

      Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for stunning 360 degree views.

      Freechoice

      Taste South Africa’s finest vintages on a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit Robben Island, take
      a township tour, or Harley Davidson ride.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Cape Town
      Highlights:
      Cape Point, Penguin colony

      Journey along the Atlantic coastline to Cape Point, stop at the Cape of Good Hope, then visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 4 - Cape Town > Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
      Highlights:
      Flight to Thornybush

      Fly to Hoedspruit and transfer to Thornybush Private Game Lodge, adjacent to Kruger National Park and home to Africa’s ‘Big Five’, where you’ll enjoy a three night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
      Highlights:
      Game drives; Enrich - Dine in the bush

      Specially adapted Land Rovers are able to game drive without restriction to track the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

      Enrich

      Dine in the bush under a starlit sky with the sounds of African wildlife close by.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
      Highlights:
      Game drives

      Today, you’ll get to encounter more of Africa’s wildlife on your morning and evening game drives. There is an opportunity for a walking safari with your game ranger.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Panorama Route > Johannesburg
      Highlights:
      Blyde River Canyon

      Travel the magnificent Panorama Route en route to Johannesburg and see the Blyde River Canyon, the third deepest in the world. Enjoy an overnight stay in Johannesburg.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 8 - Johannesburg > Victoria Falls
      Highlights:
      Victoria Falls Sundowners cruise

      Fly to Victoria Falls for your three night Special Stay. Witness the world’s largest sheet of falling water which plunges over 100 metres in a dramatic cascade. Your outdoor dinner features a mesmerising display of traditional dancing.

      Sundowners

      Be treated to a special cruise down the Zambezi River and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks, drink in hand, just upstream from Victoria Falls.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Chobe National Park
      Highlights:
      River cruise and game drive

      Large concentrations of big game call Chobe National Park home. Enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River, home to vast herds of elephants and buffalo as well as a game drive along the shoreline.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 10 - Victoria Falls
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Meet the people
      Enrich

      Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain unique insights into traditional tribal life. Get up close and personal during your visit to an elephant sanctuary.

      Witness the power of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side. Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone Restaurant to complete your day.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Victoria Falls > Johannesburg
      Highlights:
      Flight to Johannesburg

      Helicopter flight - This morning enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls for magnificent panoramic views. (Additional cost, please book on tour.)

      Return to Johannesburg and transfer to your elegant hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Johannesburg > Nairobi
      Highlights:
      Flight to Nairobi

      Today, board your morning flight to Nairobi where you’ll stay overnight, your hotel is situated on a private acreage.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Nairobi > Tarangire National Park
      Highlights:
      Great Rift Valley, Game drive, Enrich - Tribal dance

      Fly to magical Tanzania and stay overnight your luxurious lodge in the Tarangire National Park.

      Enrich

      Enjoy an absorbing traditional dance by a local tribe within the lodge grounds.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Tarangire National Park > Ngorongoro Crater
      Highlights:
      Game drive

      Take an early morning game drive in search of Tarangire’s famous tree-climbing lions. Later travel onto the Ngorongoro Crater, known as ‘Africa’s Eden’. You’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay at your lodge, on the crater’s rim.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Ngorongoro Crater
      Highlights:
      Game drive

      Witness a spectacular sunrise over the crater before taking an extended game drive along the crater floor. The area is reputed to contain the largest number of predators in all of Africa.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Ngorongoro Crater > Amboseli National Reserve
      Highlights:
      Mount Kilimanjaro, Game drive

      Enjoy marvellous views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world, as massive herds of elephants migrate across the dry plains of Amboseli National Reserve. On your game drives today and tomorrow, cheetahs and lions can often be seen stalking the plains. Your lodge, your home for two nights, sits beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Amboseli National Reserve
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Maasai village visit
      Enrich

      Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture and their close association with the wild animals.

      Sundowners

      Climb to the top of Observation Hill and gaze at the sunset views over Amboseli National Reserve, drink in hand.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Amboseli National Reserve >Lake Nakuru National Park
      Highlights:
      Game viewing

      Journey north into the heart of Kenya to Lake Nakuru. You’ll enjoy a two night stay at your lodge, overlooking the lake.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Lake Nakuru National Park
      Highlights:
      Game drive, Enrich - Lake Nakuru Baby Orphanage

      The shallow alkaline lake near the town of Nakuru is home to vast bird populations.

      Enrich

      Visit the Lake Nakuru Baby Orphanage centre, established by an Australian family, and draw a little closer to Africa and its wonderful people.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Masai Mara Reserve
      Highlights:
      Masai Mara, The Great Migration (Jul-Sept)

      The Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals. You’ll check in for a three night stay inside the reserve.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Masai Mara Reserve
      Highlights:
      Game drives

      Game drives through the Masai Mara encompass all types of animals, from lions, cheetahs, and leopards, to vast herds of zebras and antelopes.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Masai Mara Reserve
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice

      Hot air balloon flight - Experiencing the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon is a once-in-a-lifetime moment. (Additional cost, please book on tour.)

      Freechoice

      Join your Maasai guide for a walk in the savannah of the northern Masai Mara. Alternatively, join an African cooking class.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Masai Mara > Nairobi
      Highlights:
      Game drives, Enrich - Bush breakfast, Flight over the Masai Mara
      Enrich

      Enjoy an exclusive farewell bush breakfast out on the open plains of the Masai Mara amongst the wildlife.

      Board your light aircraft for a scenic flight over the reserve to Nairobi for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 24 - Nairobi > Giza (Cairo)
      Highlights:
      Sundowners

      Bid farewell to Southern Africa as you fly from Nairobi to Cairo. At Giza enjoy a two night special stay, where you’ll be able to soak up the magnificent view of the Great Pyramids from your balcony.

      Sundowners

      Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the Pyramids.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 25 - Giza
      Highlights:
      Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

      Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500 BC before marvelling at the 20-metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. This evening watch the laser light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 26 - Giza > Luxor
      Highlights:
      Luxor Museum

      Fly to Luxor and relax in the beautiful gardens of your Special Stay hotel for tonight. Discover the antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by a walk through the colourful local markets.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 27 - Luxor > Nile Cruise
      Highlights:
      Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple

      Balloon Flight - Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight for a fascinating bird’s-eye view of the ancient sites. (Additional cost, please book on tour.)

      Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut, then admire the well-preserved temple of Ramses III. Return to Luxor and embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III and settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Late afternoon tour the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall.

      Sundowners

      Raise your glass and toast the start of your Nile cruise with drinks and canapés.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 28 - Nile Cruise
      Highlights:
      Temple of Hathor at Dendera

      Relax on one of the Sun Decks and catch a glimpse of daily life along the banks of the Nile as you cruise to Dendera. Marvel at the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s temple before returning to Luxor and visiting the impressive Luxor temple. This evening’s entertainment will delight with the colours of the whirling dervishes and the mesmerising moves of a belly dancer.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 29 - Nile Cruise
      Highlights:
      Nile temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo

      Follow the course of the ancient Pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise south where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the river against the backdrop of the desert. Discover the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the most completely preserved complex in Egypt.
      This afternoon explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank and dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god. A fun night awaits on board with a lively Galabeyya party themed with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 30 - Nile Cruise
      Highlights:
      Philae Temple

      Cruise south to reach charming Aswan, the home of the Nubian people. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. A leisurely afternoon awaits as you savour your last moments on board and take a felucca cruise on the Nile. Tonight join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 31 - Nile Cruise > Aswan
      Highlights:
      Scenic Enrich - Dinner at The Terrace
      Freechoice

      Visit a traditional Nubian village or take a motorboat to the upper reaches of the Nile. Alternatively, discover the vibrant botanical gardens.

      Be ensconced in luxury during your Special Stay and admire the sweeping views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony.

      Enrich

      Watch the sun set and picture yourself as Agatha Christie, pen in hand, as you sample delicious Mediterranean cuisine during a private dinner at The Terrace.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 32 - Aswan > Cairo
      Highlights:
      Temples of Abu Simbel

      Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments. Marvel at the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Later, fly to the bustling city of Cairo for your two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 33 - Cairo
      Highlights:
      Egyptian Museum and Mummies Room

      Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and the collection of Royal Mummies.

      Freechoice

      Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. Alternatively, visit the ancient site of Saqqara.

      This evening join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 34 - Cairo
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport taking a lifetime of memories with you.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 7 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of Freechoice activities
    • 7 Special Stays
    • 3 Sundowners event
    • 83 meals - 33 breakfasts, 23 lunches and 27 dinners