Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan

43 Days
Cape Town to Amman
From (AUD)
$ 42,520
Dates & Pricing

2020 Cape Town > Amman

Embark on the journey of a lifetime

If you close your eyes and picture Africa, Egypt or Jordan, chances are you’ve conjured up one of the stand out 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 the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania. Then, you’ll discover Egypt and Jordan, swapping lush greens for golden sands, rose-red canyons and ancient wonders. Along the way, your journey will be peppered with unique experiences you won’t find anywhere else.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
ZCTJ
Duration:
43 days
Departure City:
Cape Town
Return City:
Amman

43 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Cape Town

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

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Cape Town

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

    Freechoice

    Sample South Africa’s finest vintages with a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit Robben Island, take a township tour, or a Harley DavidsonTM ride.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Cape Town

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Cape Town > Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

    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. Set off on your first game drive this afternoon.

    Sundowners

    At the end of your afternoon game drive, partake in one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions – Sundowner drinks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

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

    Enrich

    Dine under a starlit sky with the sounds of African wildlife.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

    Encounter Africa’s wildlife on your morning and evening game drives today. There is also an opportunity for a walking safari with your ranger.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Panorama Route > Johannesburg

    Travel the magnificent Panorama Route to Johannesburg and see the Blyde River Canyon – the third deepest in the world. Enjoy an overnight stay at your stylish hotel in Johannesburg.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Johannesburg > Victoria Falls

    Board your flight to Victoria Falls and marvel at the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Check into your hotel for a three night Special Stay.

    Sundowners

    Be treated to a special Sundowners 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

  9. Day 9 - Chobe National Park

    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

  10. Day 10 - Victoria Falls

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Victoria Falls > Nairobi

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

    Fly to Nairobi for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Nairobi

    Experience a unique encounter with a  giraffe and learn about how these animals are endangered. Relive the romance of the movie Out of Africa during a visit to Karen Blixen’s home before travelling to Kiambethu Tea Farm. Wander through the tea fields and hear the stories of the first commercially grown tea in Kenya.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose between the local Carnivores Restaurant famous for its wide variety of meats roasted roasted over a fire pit on a traditional Maasai sword, or relax with dinner at the hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Nairobi > Ngorongoro Crater

    Journey into magical Tanzania and travel onto the Ngorongoro Crater, known as ‘Africa’s Eden’. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at your lodge, on the crater’s rim.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Ngorongoro Crater

    Witness sunrise over the crater before 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

  15. Day 15 - Ngorongoro Crater > Serengeti National Park

    Step back in time with a visit to Olduvai Gorge, site of archaeological findings, including traces of pre-historic man dating back 3.5 million years. Later, enter Serengeti National Park with its vast central plains, made fertile by the ashes of the nearby highlands. Your two night stay is at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Serengeti National Park

    The Seronera Valley is renowned for its game viewing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Serengeti National Park > Amboseli National Reserve

    Fly to Arusha and enjoy the marvellous view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Return to Kenya and to Amboseli National Reserve where massive herds of elephants migrate across the dry plains. Your lodge, your home for two nights, sits beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Amboseli National Reserve

    On your game drives today cheetahs and lions can often be seen stalking the plains. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Amboseli National Reserve > Lake Nakuru National Park

    Journey north into the heart of Kenya to Lake Nakuru. Enjoy a two night stay at Lion Hill Lodge, overlooking the lake.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Lake Nakuru

    Enrich

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Lake Nakuru > Masai Mara Reserve

    Enrich

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

    Enjoy a two night stay inside the reserve at the Sarova Mara Camp.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Masai Mara Reserve

    Optional 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. Alternatively, join an African cooking class.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Masai Mara > Nairobi

    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

  24. Day 24 - Nairobi > Giza (Cairo)

    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 right from your balcony.

    Sundowners

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Giza

    Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500BC 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

  26. Day 26 - Giza > Luxor

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Luxor > Nile Cruise

    Optional 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

  28. Day 28 - Nile Cruise

    Today travel 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 Nubian dancing performance.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Nile Cruise

    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. 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 and colourful Galabeyya party with Egyptian delicacies,
    music and dancing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  30. Day 30 - Nile Cruise

    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

  31. Day 31 - Nile Cruise > Aswan

    Freechoice

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

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

    Enrich

    Discover the history and famous faces of the hotel before picturing yourself as Agatha Christie, pen in hand, as you enjoy pre dinner drinks at The Terrace, followed by an elegant dinner at restaurant 1902.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  32. Day 32 - Aswan > Cairo

    Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments, 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 bustling Cairo for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  33. Day 33 - Cairo

    Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and a selection 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

  34. Day 34 - Cairo > Amman

    Fly to Amman, the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, for two-nights. Join your Jordanian Tour Director for a dinner of local delicacies.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  35. Day 35 - Amman

    Discover the ancient Roman city of Jerash, inhabited since the Bronze Age. Explore the impressive ruins and witness an exciting re-enactment of a Roman chariot race in the hippodrome.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  36. Day 36 - Amman > Petra

    During a visit to the Royal Automobile Museum view the extensive private collection of the Royal Family. At Bethany Beyond the Jordan to see where Jesus was baptised and view the memorial to Moses at Mount Nebo. At Madaba discover the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land then continue to the Rose Red City of Petra for your two-night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  37. Day 37 - Petra

    This magnificent World Heritage-listed city is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly coloured narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury, more than 40 metres high. Designed to impress, the rock-cut facade will take your breath away. This is only the first of many wonders you will discover here today.

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a remarkable evening as you visit the Treasury and chasms of Petra lit by candlelight, alternatively learn to cook a traditional Jordanian meal as you prepare dishes with a local chef.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  38. Day 38 - Petra > Wadi Rum

    This morning travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you discover the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum. Explore Lawrence Road and be awed by the vistas of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the pink and white sands. You will feel like you have stepped onto the moon during your luxury camp Special Stay.

    Sundowners

    Witness the vivid and dramatic colours of the desert at sunset over a refreshing drink.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  39. Day 39 - Wadi Rum > Aqaba

    Early risers will be rewarded with the stillness of the desert at sunrise. Later, continue south to Aqaba for a two night Special Stay. Relax in the luxurious surrounds of your hotel, step onto your balcony with sweeping Red Sea views or take a dip in the pool.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  40. Day 40 - Aqaba

    Freechoice

    Cruise and snorkel the Red Sea in search for marine life. Alternatively, you may choose a relaxing Spa treatment.

    The afternoon is at leisure to relax and enjoy the facilities of your resort.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  41. Day 41 - Aqaba > Dead Sea

    Travel north to your Special Stay resort for the next two nights on the shores of the Dead Sea. Relax and take in the views over the Dead Sea across to Israel from your balcony.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  42. Day 42 - Dead Sea

    Enjoy the facilities of your resort including direct access to the sea. Spoil yourself and allow the staff to slather you in the therapeutic mud. Or float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea, while reading a book or the newspaper.

    Sundowners

    Join your Tour Director at the Sky Bar and toast the end of a wonderful journey.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  43. Day 43 - Dead Sea > Amman

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Stay in Thornybush Game Reserve, a private concession bordering Kruger National Park
  • Enjoy an exclusive farewell bush breakfast out on the open plains of the Masai Mara
  • Experience a relaxed four night cruise along the Nile in Egypt aboard our privately chartered boutique luxury cruiser – Sanctuary Sun Boat III
  • Witness the amazing temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari at Abu Simbel, Egypt
  • In Jordan, discover the hidden secrets and architectural marvels of the ancient ghost city of Petra

5-star luxury inclusions
  • 6 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 6 Scenic Sundowners events
  • 9 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Private concession game reserves
  • 101 meals – 42 breakfasts (B), 28 lunches and 31 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by handpicked Scenic Tour Directors, safari guides, an expert Egyptologist and local guides
  • All internal flights
  • Porterage throughout
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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