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Cairo to Cape Town Overview
Discover Africa on an adventure from Cairo to Cape Town.
If you've ever wanted to 'do Africa', this is the definitive trip. In 119 action-packed days, cross the continent's entire length from Cairo to Cape Town - an epic adventure from north to south. Travel through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. You'll take in a dizzying array of natural wonders and cultural encounters, be humbled by the welcoming smiles of local villagers, wander vibrant modern cities and encounter iconic African animals in the wild. This overland trip provides the unique opportunity to experience the true essence of Africa from the ground level - a once-in-a-lifetime journey to remember. This challenging expedition demands a truly adventurous spirit, but is rewarding in return.
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Travel through dramatic landscapes and pass impressive termite mounds on the way to Marsabit. Spend time at the lovely Lake Paradise, which is a perfect place to spot animals such as elephants and buffaloes.
Witness Samburu dancing and learn about tribal life from the locals. Try to spot the Big Five in Kenya's Samburu reserve.
Spend the night in a lodge on the slopes of Mt Kenya.
Spy iconic animals feeding around Nakuru lake.
See hippos wallowing on the shores of Lake Naivasha.
The journey ends in the busy streets of Kenya's capital Nairobi.
Travel to Arusha, a pleasant town from which many safaris in Tanzania begin. Camp in a Tanzanian village and spend the next morning exploring the village in free time.
Descend to the floor of Ngorongoro Crater to spot rhinos, elephants and zebras, before heading out across the Serengeti plains to enjoy camping and game drives.
Farewell the magnificent Serengeti and travel back to Mto Wa Mbu village. Walk around the farming areas on a guided tour, visit a local school and peruse colourful crafts at a local market.
Camp amid tropical gardens on the slopes of mighty Mt Kilimanjaro.
Pitch tents on a beach just outside the coastal city of Dar es Salaam.
Be enchanted by exotic spice plantations, ornate architecture and beachside sunsets in Zanzibar. Stone Town offers a unique mixture of shops, bazaars, mosques, markets and palaces - enjoy walking the twisting alleyways which reveal hidden treasures and sensory pleasures. Be sure to sample a spicy seafood curry.
Return to the mainland by ferry and stay at a beachside camp near Dar es Salaam.
Travel through the Mikumi National Park where giraffes are often seen munching on acacia foliage and spend a night in the highland town of Iringa. Cross the border in Malawi and set up camp in Chitimba.
Travel south to vast Lake Malawi, which covers roughly a fifth of the country. Relax on the beach and meet friendly Malawians.
Soak up the cafe culture in Lilongwe city, the capital of Malawi, before enjoying a change of pace in a tiny Zimbabwean village.
Explore galleries, museums and gardens in Harare.
Visit the Great Zimbabwe Ruins and discover some of the most significant ancient ruins in Africa.
Peruse the many markets in the city of Bulawayo before venturing out into Matobo National Park in search of rare rhinos.
Hwange National Park has been transformed from royal hunting grounds into a sanctuary for some of Africa's most precious animals. Keep watch for elephants on a game drive through the park.
Witness the tremendous power of Victoria Falls as torrents of water cascade into the canyon below. As this tour of Africa draws to an end, share a final dinner with new friends.
Enjoy exciting game drives in Botswana's Chobe National Park and cruise along the Chobe River.
Travel into Namibia. Perhaps relax with a boat trip.
Discover the watery wildlife haven of the Okavango Delta by mokoro, a dugout canoe poled along by a local guide. Camp on a remote island and fall asleep to the nocturnal music of the delta.
The African adventure leads back to Bagani before travelling to Rundu.
Meet the San Bushmen of the Kalahari and observe their age-old traditions.
Roam Etosha Park's dry plains, perhaps encountering elephants, antelopes and big cats.
Watch the rock formations of Spitzkoppe change colour with the light.
See the seal colonies of Cape Cross and perhaps try skydiving, quad-biking or sandboarding in Swakopmund.
Wake before dawn and scramble to the top of the dunes before exploring ancient rock formations in the Giant's Playground.
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