An expedition through the heart of Africa, crossing deserts, rivers and mountains and overcoming a multitude of challenges this continent can throw at you!
Trip price is split into two components: £2625 plus US$930 local payment (paid direct to your Tour Leader when you join the trip).
This trip is part of our 17 week Cape Town to Cairo Nile Trans expedition.
Please note that our itineraries are not set in stone and can be subject to change.
Days 1 to 21
Elsamere – visit the home of Joy Adamson & Elsa the lion, of Born Free fame.
Visit either Crater Lake Game Sanctuary or Hells Gate National Park (walk through or hire mountain bikes – the only park in Kenya where this is permitted).
Lake Nakuru National Park – games drives to spot lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino & flamingo.
Uganda / Rwanda
Jinja – the source of the Nile, whitewater rafting, quad biking or visit a local education project.
Mountain Gorilla trek. Trek to see these amazing creatures, the closest species related to man.
Kigali Genocide Memorial.
Kampala – Uganda’s capital, take a city tour.
East Africa Rift Valley
Days 22 to 41
Addis Ababa, the capital.
Blue Nile Gorge.
Bahir Dar – take a boat out onto Lake Tana with monasteries dating back 900 years.
Visit the 12th century rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
Gondar – organise a trip to the Simeon Mountains or the holy city of Axum.
Days 42 to 48
Khartoum, the capital.
Visit Hamed al Nil Tomb – experience the largest market in Sudan: Omdurman Souq, as well as visit the daily camel market or take a boat trip on the Nile.
Pyramids at Meroe.
Follow piste tracks through the Nubian Desert.
Days 49 to 55
Ferry across Lake Nasser from Wadi Halfa to Abu Simbel
Abu Simbel – visit the great stone monuments of Ramses II.
Aswan – stroll along the corniche, visit the temple at Philae or Elephantine Island.
2 day traditional felucca sailboat cruise trip to Edfu &/or Kom Ombo.
Days 56 to 61
Luxor – take a day tour to the Valley of Kings & Workers, also visit Karnak & Luxor Temples.
Red Sea Coast – relax on the beach for a couple of days or try your hand at various watersports such as snorkelling, windsurfing or scuba diving in the cool clear blue waters of the Red Sea.
Cairo – Day tour to the Pyramids + Sphinx at Giza and the Egyptian History Museum (accompanied by an Egyptologist guide).
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