|Trip Length||49||Trip Code||AF - AT - 19|
|Tour Group||10 - 24||Age Range||18 - 55+|
Nairobi to Cairo Trans Africa: Tour Information
This tour to Cairo are different from our other departures and other holidays you may have taken – we go through areas where no tourists go, the roads can be bad, food can be limited to what we have stocked on the truck, campsites are few and basic, visas can be hard to get and communication to the outside world limited or unavailable at times. On this tour to Cairo we guarantee; we’ll break down, that we will have to wait some where we don’t really want to be for visas spare parts or just for someone to open a closed road and we’ll have to dig the truck out of mud and sand. The trip might overrun so finish late; the route can change due to rains, closed roads visa issues, breakdowns and politics. It’s best not to book your return flights home until you finish the trip.
To join this African adventure from Nairobi to Cairo you need to be prepared to work as part of a team and to share with the others on the trip. Some of the things you’ll never forget are the satisfaction of getting a 16 ton truck unstuck, cooking over open fires after collecting the firewood, pitching a tent and getting it right even when it rains, going to sleep when its dark and waking at dawn and wanting to get out of your sleeping bag to start another day in which you have no idea of what will happen, washing in rivers, not washing and not caring that your dirty, living outside for months, seeing more than you have ever before, trying to learn French Arabic or Swahili and having people understand what you say, finding out just how far places are away from where you started and how different places can be and how unaffected out of the way places are from the world we normally live in. Most people who do this tour to Cairo find it a lot of fun though of course hard at times.
Week 1: Kenya
Week 2-5: Ethiopia
Week 6: Sudan
Week 7: Egypt - Cairo - Pyramids & Sphinx
What's also included
On this incredible tour to Cairo you will experience an unusual range of African culture, geography and climate covering 6,000 kilometers by road.
On this African adventure you will visit Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt, Lake Naivasha, Mount Kenya, Northern Frontier District in Kenya and Lake Nasser Ferry.
Nairobi to Cairo - Itinerary
Week 1: Kenya
We visit the base of Mount Kenya and continue north through the Northern Frontier District of Kenya, a restricted area; semi arid with a spectacular diversity of people, wild game on the road side and a warm dry climate
Week 2-5: Ethiopia
We enter Ethiopia and we climb the mountains into the highlands and follow the Rift Valley Lakes to the capital; Addis Ababa. Take boats to visit Bahir Dar Monasteries on islands on Lake Tana the source of the Blue Nile, with hippos and crocs at the outflow of the river. Tissisat Falls is the source of the Blue Nile. We visit Gondar; a city of castles and churches. You can take a Landrover to visit the Simien Mountains where you can horse trek and see grazing Gelada Baboons.
Week 6: Sudan
We enter Sudan following the Blue Nile to Gedaref then Khartoum where the Blue & White Nile join; watch dervish dancing or even join in the Nubian wrestling - safer just to watch. We visit the Pharonic Pyramids of Meroe in an un-spoilt seldom visited desert. We drive across the Bauda Desert sands through friendly villages on the Nile. From Wadi Halfa we take a ferry across Lake Nasser to Aswan in Egypt.
Week 7: Egypt - Cairo - Pyramids & Sphinx.
In Aswan we visit the High Dam & Philae Island Temple. Luxor, we visit Karnack Temple the Colossi of Memnon and the Valley of the Kings with Tutankhamen's Tomb. We do a big day trip to the monuments on friendly happy donkeys. They tent to walk off home alone after we arrive at the Valley of the Kings leaving us free to do the rest of the day in a bus. From Luxor, we travel to Cairo where we spent a few days to look at the; markets, the best mosques in the Middle East, a fortress citadel, great pyramids in Giza and the immense collections of the Cairo Museum.
LOCAL TOUR PAYMENT (LTP), is paid direct to your crew on day 1 of tour.
Local Tour Payments (LTP) or a Kitty payment, if stated is paid direct to your tour leader / crew on day 1.
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