Cairo to Cape Town Itinerary

Tour Africa on an adventure from Cairo to Cape Town. Travel through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa.

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Zebra, Tanzania

Beach, Zanzibar

Leopard, Kruger National Park

Cape Town, South Africa

Beautiful smile, Sudan

Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Mother and child, Aswan

Girl riding camel, Cairo

Hippo, Botswana

Crocodile, Chobe National Park

Days 1-2 Cairo

Visit Egypt and the Pyramids of Giza.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 3-4 Alexandria

Head to Egypt's second largest city, the ancient port of Alexandria. As the ancient capital of Egypt's last royal dynasty, there is no shortage of history here to be explored. Perhaps check out the Roman Amphitheatre and Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa, and be sure to feast on some of Alexandria's renowned seafood.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 5-7 Bahariya Oasis/White Desert

Travel into Sudan and the Western Desert. Explore Ptolemaic tombs, hot springs, palm groves and the remote Crystal Mountain. Camp under the stars at the Bahariya Oasis and in the White Desert.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 2

Day 8 Dakhla Oasis

Journey to the rose-hued rocks, antiquities and greenery of the Dakhla Oasis.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 10 El Kharga Oasis

Explore palm lined streets, unspoilt springs and the Temple of Hebes. Sleep under a million stars in this special part of Egypt.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 11-13 Luxor

The ancient Egyptian capital of Luxor houses spectacular temples and tombs. Ride a donkey to the remarkable Valley of the Kings and visit the Temples of Karnak with an Egyptologist.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 14-16 Aswan

Arrive in Aswan and unwind with a stroll along the Nile River or take a relaxing felucca cruise, followed by a sunset cocktail. See a giant, unfinished obelisk, haggle for souvenirs and treasures in the souq or take a trip to see the two magnificent temples of Abu Simbel.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 17-18 Lake Nasser/Wadi Halfa

Camp under Sudan's open sky.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight ferry - 1

Days 19-20 Nubian Desert

Travel into Sudan and follow a camel route through the rugged terrain of the Nubian Desert, passing oases, small Nile hamlets and ancient relics of past civilisations. In the evening, share a simple meal around the campfire and sleep under the stars as nomadic locals pass by.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 2

Days 21-24 Atbara/Red Sea/Atbara

Explore a succession of temples - including the hilltop Temple of Amun - that dot the desert terrain. Continue to roam the remote dunes of Sudan, stopping at night to camp under the stars.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 2, Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 25 Meroe

Admire the spectacular pyramids of Meroe, explore Naqa's Lion Temple and the palace of Musawwarat.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 26 Khartoum

Brush up on some Arabic language skills with the friendly residents of Khartoum city, Sudan's busy capital. Relax in a chai house and recount memories of this remarkable North African tour.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 27 Gedaref

Spend the night in Gedaref.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 28-30 Gonder

Visit Ethiopia's fascinating castles in Gondar.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Day 31 Debark

Stop off in Debark.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 32-34 Simien Mountains National Park

Hike Ethiopia's Simien Mountains, passing eroded volcanic cores and raging rivers.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 35 Enda Selassie

Take in views from Enda Selassie.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 36-37 Aksum

Visit Aksum, Ethiopia's city with a web of underground tombs.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 38 Mekele

Wander Mekele's cliff-face cave churches in the Tigray Region.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 39 Woldiya

Peruse the markets at Woldiya.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 40-42 Lalibela

Peer into Ethiopia's rock-hewn churches at Lalibela.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 43-45 Bahir Dar

See Ethiopia's Blue Nile Falls.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Day 46 Dejen

Spend the night in peaceful Dejen.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 47-48 Addis Ababa

Stop by Ethiopia's bustling capital.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 49 Addis Ababa

Begin your African adventure with some traditional cuisine and perhaps some local music as you get acquainted with the fun-loving culture. Why not arrive a little early and check out the Ethnological Museum, a fascinating glimpse into Ethiopia's tribal heritage.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 50 Lake Abiyata

Relax in hot springs.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 51-53 Bale Mountains National Park

Go on game spotting expeditions.
ACCOM: Lodge - 3

Day 54 Wendo Genet

Camp overnight at hot springs.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 55 Awassa

Visit the Children’s Project at Awassa.
ACCOM: Lodge - 1

Days 56-57 Arba Minch

Embark on a boat trip or visit a crocodile farm.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 58-60 Omo Valley Region

Visit remote Ethiopian tribes in the Omo Valley.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 3

Days 61-62 Konso

Peruse the local market at Konso.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 63 Moyale

Travel through a changing landscape to reach Kenya.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 64 Marsabit

Stay by the national park in Marsabit.
ACCOM: Camp site - 1

Days 65-66 Samburu National Reserve

Witness Samburu dancing and experience Kenyan tribal life. Try to spot the Big Five.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 2

Days 67-68 Naro Moru

Spend the night near Mt Kenya.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 69-70 Nakuru National Park

See a sea of pink flamingos on Kenya's Lake Nakuru.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 71 Lake Naivasha

Camp by Lake Navaisha.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 72 Nairobi

Visit Kenya's capital, Nairobi.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 73 Mto Wa Mbu

Camp in a Tanzanian village.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 74-75 Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti National Park

Explore Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater and safari through the Serengeti plains.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 2

Day 76 Mto Wa Mbu

Soak up Tanzania's village life.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 77 Marangu

Camp amid tropical gardens.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 78 Dar es Salaam

Visit Tanzania's coast at Dar es Salaam.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 79-81 Zanzibar

Smell the spices of Tanzania's Zanzibar.
ACCOM: Bungalow - 2, Hotel - 1

Day 82 Dar es Salaam

Return to Tanzania's Dar es Salaam.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 83-84 Iringa/Chitimba

Travel through highland towns to reach Malawi.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 85-86 Lake Malawi

Chill out at Lake Malawi.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 87-88 Lilongwe/Nyamapanda

Kick back in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe. before crossing into Zimbabwe.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 89 Harare

Explore cultural Harare.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 90 Masvingo

Visit Zimbabwe's ancient city of Masvingo.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 91-92 Bulawayo

Search out rhinos in Matobo National Park.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 93 Hwange National Park

Look for elephants on a 4x4 safari in Hwange National Park.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 94 Victoria Falls

See the torrents of Victoria Falls.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 95-96 Victoria Falls

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 97-98 Chobe National Park

Travel to Namibia and embark on boat rides, hikes or fishing trips.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 99 Bagani Community Camp

Travel into Namibia and choose to relax with a boat trip.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 100-101 Okavango Delta

Cross back into Botswana, and travel through waterways by mokoro.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 2

Days 102-103 Bagani Community Camp/Rundu

Camp amid lush vegetation.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 104 Grootfontein/San Bushmen

Meet the San Bushmen of the Kalahari in Namibia.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 105-106 Etosha National Park

Explore Namibia's Etosha National Park.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 107 Spitzkoppe

Admire stunning geological formations.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1

Days 108-110 Swakopmund

See seals on the shores of Cape Cross.
ACCOM: Chalet - 3

Days 111-112 Sesriem/River Camp

Visit Sesriem, Namibia's home to some of the highest sand dunes on the Earth.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 113 Fish River Canyon

Marvel at Namibia's famous canyon.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 114-115 Orange River/Western Cape

Travel to South Africa's Orange River.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 116 Cape Town

The trip ends in South Africa's Cape Town.