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Nairobi to Cairo

10 weeks from GBP £3,000 plus local payment US$1,250 (What’s this?)

Week 1-3: Nairobi, Kenya, Uganda Gorillas, Kenya
Kenya 4: Mt Kenya & Northern Kenya
Week  5-7: Ethiopia
Week 8: Sudan
Week 9-10: Egypt, Cairo, Alexandria

HIGHLIGHTS
Lake Nakuru Nat Park, Kenya
Hell’s Gate, Kenya
Rift Valley Lakes, Kenya
Mountain Gorillas, Uganda
Source of the Nile, Uganda
White Water Rafting, Uganda
Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
Lalibela and Axum, Ethiopia
Blue Nile Falls, Ethiopia
Lake Tana, Ethiopia
Gondar, Ethiopia
Omdurman, Sudan
Meeting of the Blue & White Nile, Sudan
Meroe Pyramids, Sudan
Abu Simbel, Egypt
Valley of Kings & Queens, Egypt
Karnak Temple, Egypt
Red Sea Coast, Egypt
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
Alexander, Egypt

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.

Included

Camping & camping fees
Cook & Cooking equipment
Three meals per day while travelling - as per itinerary

Excluded

Flights; visas; transfers; personal insurance, drinks, meals out, tips
Optional excursions/side trips

Side trips / Optional extras

Ethiopia - Bahir Dar - Tissisat Falls - free US$ 0
Ethiopia - Lake Tana monasteries : negotiable depending on number in group US$ 20
Ethiopia - Lake Tana boat trip - between $20 - $40 US$ 30
Ethiopia - Addis Ababa : National Museum US$ 5
Ethiopia - Gondar Monastery and castle guided tour US$ 25
Ethiopia - Horseback trek in Dodola Mountains : negotiable on group (excl. transport) US$ 20
Ethiopia - Historical route - includes Axum, Lalibela etc. $60-$100 pp US$ 80
Sudan - National Museum, Khartoum US$ 6
Egypt - Alexandria on the Mediterranean; day trip, lunch, entrances US$ 100
Egypt – Luxor - Balloon Flight over the Nile & Luxor $90, Karnak Temple $14 Luxor Temple $11, Luxor Museum$17 Karnak Temple Sound & Light Show $15, Tomb of King Tutankhamen $15, Valley of the Kings & Workers Tour, entry & guide $35 US$ 20
Egypt – Cairo - 4 Star Nile Dinner Cruise $30, Cairo Tower $13, Pyramids at Giza pyramid entry $7-35, Giza Pyramids Sound & Light Show $35, Egyptian Museum $15, Mummy Room in Egyptian Museum $15, Solar Boat Museum at Giza Pyramids $10 US$ 10
Egypt – Aswan - Aswan High Dam, Philae Temple entrance, guide & transport $40, Guided tour & Entrance to Abu Simbel $20, Tombs of the Nobles $5, Kitchener Island & Elephantine Island sail boat $5, Edfu Temple $10, Day Trip to Abu Simbel by air $170 US$ 170
Kenya - Nairobi Saturday day trip, or before or after the trip. Baby elephants entry $4 , Giraffes feeding $7, Yaya Centre Masai Market and shopping, Day's transport $7 US$ 25
Kenya - Lake Naivasha - Horse Riding, Naivasha $25, Boat trip $60, Elsamere home of Joy Adamson $25, Hells Gate cycle thru the park $65 US$ 25
Uganda Mountain Gorillas [Rwanda permits $750] plus visas & transport $65 to $120 US$ 600
Uganda - Jinja Bungy jumping $60, White water rafting on the White Nile US$ 160

Departure Dates

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Map

Map of Nairobi to Cairo

 

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