Cape Town to Cairo

From Cape Town to Cairo, this 34 day luxury journey will see you visit Cape Town, the mighty Victoria Falls, Tanzania and the golden sands of Egypt.

34 Days
Cape Town to Cairo
From (AUD)
$ 31,995
Dates & Pricing

2020 Cape Town > Cairo

Embark on the journey of a lifetime

If you close your eyes and picture Africa or 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, 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:
ZCTC
Duration:
34 days
Departure City:
Cape Town
Return City:
Cairo

34 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.

    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 your game lodge, adjacent to Kruger National Park, where you’ll enjoy a three night Special Stay. Set off on your first game drive this afternoon.

    At the end of your 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 track the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

    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

  7. Day 7 - Panorama Route > Johannesburg

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Johannesburg > Victoria Falls

    Fly to Victoria Falls and marvel at the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Enjoy a three night Special Stay.

    Be treated to a special Sundowners cruise down the Zambezi River and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks.

    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

    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. Later, enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone restaurant to complete your day.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Victoria Falls > Nairobi

    Helicopter flight - Enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. Enquire for details – additional expense, please book on tour.

    Fly to Nairobi where you’ll stay overnight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Nairobi > Tarangire National Park

    Drive to magical Tanzania and spend two nights at your luxurious lodge in Tarangire National Park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Tarangire National Park

    Take an early morning game drive in search of Tarangire’s famous tree-climbing lions.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Tarangire National Park > Ngorongoro Crater

    Travel to Ngorongoro Crater, ‘Africa’s Eden’, for a two night stay at your lodge, on the crater’s rim.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Ngorongoro Crater

    Witness sunrise over the crater before an extended game drive along the crater floor, reputed to contain the largest number of predators.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Ngorongoro Crater > Amboseli National Reserve

    Gaze at Mount Kilimanjaro, as you travel across the dry plains of Amboseli National Reserve. Your lodge, your home for two nights, sits beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Amboseli National Reserve

    Go in search of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives.

    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

  18. Day 18 - Amboseli National Reserve > Lake Nakuru National Park

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Lake Nakuru National Park

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

    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

  20. Day 20 - Masai Mara Reserve

    The Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals. Enjoy a three night stay inside the reserve.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Masai Mara Reserve

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

    Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Masai Mara Reserve

    Hot air balloon flight - Experience the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon. Enquire for details – additional expense, please book on tour.

    Join your Maasai guide for a walking safari or join an African cooking class.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Masai Mara > Nairobi

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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, admire the sweeping views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony.

    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 the collection of Royal Mummies.

    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

    Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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