Cairo to Nairobi (9 weeks) Nile Trans

Company : Oasis Overland
Activities: Safari Tours / Tours
Duration: 2 months to 4 months
Approx Costs: 2000 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)

This is an expedition through the heart of Africa from days of old. 

From crossing deserts, rivers and mountains and overcoming a multitude of challenges this continent can throw at you, inter-twined with stunning National Parks, some of the best adventure activity play grounds in the world, this is a trip that will linger in the memory long after you finish.

 

Countries Visited:

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda

 

Brief Itinerary

Days 1 to 6 - Egypt

  • Cairo - Day tour to the Pyramids + Sphinx at Giza and the Egyptian Museum (accompanied by an Egyptologist guide)
  • 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.
  • Luxor - take a day tour to the Valley of Kings & Workers, also visit Karnak & Luxor Temples

Days 7 to 13

  • 2 day traditional felucca sailboat cruise to Edfu &/or Kom Ombo.
  • Aswan - stroll along the corniche, visit the temple at Philae or Elephantine Island.
  • Abu Simbel - visit the great stone monuments of Ramses II.
  • Ferry across Lake Nasser to Wadi Halfa

Days 14 to 19 - Sudan

  • Follow piste tracks through the Nubian Desert or the desert road that hugs the River Nile.
  • Pyramids at Meroe
  • 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.

Days 20 to 42 - Ethiopia

  • Gondar - organise a trip to the Simeon Mountains or the holy city of Axum.
  • Bahir Dar - take a boat out onto Lake Tana with monasteries dating back 900 years.
  • Visit the 12th century rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
  • Blue Nile Gorge.
  • Addis Ababa, the capital.
  • Omo Valley.

Days 43 to 61 - Kenya

  • East Africa Rift Valley.
  • Uganda / Rwanda
  • Kampala - Uganda's capital, take a city tour.
  • Mountain Gorilla trek - Trek to see these amazing creatures, the closest species related to man.
  • Kigali Genocide Memorial.
  • Jinja - the source of the Nile, whitewater rafting, quad biking or visit a local education project.  
  • Lake Nakuru National Park - games drives to spot lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino & flamingo.
  • Lake Naivasha & 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).
  • Nairobi

Days 62 to 63

  • Free time in Nairobi, visit Langata Giraffe Centre, Nairobi National park, or an Elephant orphanage

 

Trip Price

From: £2475.00 + Local Payment US$930.00

Start Dates

October / November

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