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Discover Africa on an adventure from Cairo to Cape Town.

If you've ever wanted to 'do Africa', this is the definitive trip. In 121 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 a unique opportunity to experience the true essence of Africa from the ground level .This challenging expedition demands a truly adventurous spirit, but is rewarding in return.

  • Explore Ethiopia's castles and palaces in Gondar
  • Keep up with the frenetic pace of Kenya's capital, Nairobi
  • Retrace the steps of Egypt's pharaohs through the Western Desert
  • Ride a ferry through stunning landscapes to Sudan
  • Seek out elephant herds in Botswana
  • Soak up the cosmopolitan vibe of South Africa's Cape Town
  • Visit Egypt's famous Pyramids of Giza in Cairo
  • Visit Ethiopia's atmospheric capital Addis Ababa

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Cairo, Egypt
  • Finish:

    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    70 breakfasts, 70 lunches, 70 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Bungalow (2 nts), Bush camp (no facilities) (15 nts), Camp site (1 nt), Camping (with basic facilities) (7 nts), Camping (with facilities) (51 nts), Chalet (3 nts), Hotel (30 nts), Lodge (4 nts), Overnight ferry (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Ferry, Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    1/2 Day Lake Tana reed boat trip, Awassa Children's Project, Blue Nile Gorge, Cape Cross seal colony, Chobe - Boat Cruise, Chobe - Dawn game drive, Dairy farm visit, Elsamere Conservation Centre, Entrance Blue Nile Falls, Fish River Canyon, Game Drive, Lake Nakuru National Park, Game drives, Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Guided tour of Aksum, Guided tour of Gonder, Guided tour of Karnak Temple, Guided tour of rock churches, monastery & visit to local school at Lalibela, Guided tour of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Guided trip to Meroe Pyramids, Naqa Temple and Musawwarat Temples, Guided visit of Lake Abiyata, Guided visit to the Giza Pyramids, Guided visit to Valley of the Kings and other West Bank ruins, Hwange National Park, Kushite temples and pyramids at Jebel Barkal, Matobo National Park - Guided walking safari, Mto Wa Mbu - Village Walk & market Visit, Okavango Delta - Mokoro trips & bushwalks, Quiver Tree Forest walk, Samburu - Game Drive, San Bushman cultural experience, Serengeti - Game drive, Sesriem - Sand dunes visit, Simien Mountains trek (2 days), Tigray Rock-hewn Churches, Visit to Samburu tribal community and cultural project, Visit to Temple of Edfu, Visit to Temple of Sulb, Visit Victoria Falls, Visits to Crystal Mountain and Black Desert, Zanzibar Spice tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    3366kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. This is a combination trip. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. 2. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

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Days 58-60 Omo Valley Region

Visit remote Ethiopian tribes in the Omo Valley.

Days 61-62 Konso

Peruse the local market at Konso.

Day 63 Moyale

Travel through a changing landscape to reach Kenya.

Day 64 Marsabit

Stay by the national park in Marsabit.

Days 65-66 Samburu National Reserve

Witness Samburu dancing and experience Kenyan tribal life. Try to spot the Big Five.

Days 67-68 Naro Moru

Spend the night near Mt Kenya.

Days 69-70 Nakuru National Park

See a sea of pink flamingos on Kenya's Lake Nakuru.

Day 71 Lake Naivasha

Camp by Lake Navaisha.

Day 72 Nairobi

Visit Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

Day 73 Mto Wa Mbu

Camp in a Tanzanian village.

Days 74-75 Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti National Park

Explore Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater and safari through the Serengeti plains.

Day 76 Mto Wa Mbu

Soak up Tanzania's village life.

Day 77 Marangu

Camp amid tropical gardens.

Day 78 Dar es Salaam

Visit Tanzania's coast at Dar es Salaam.

Days 79-81 Zanzibar

Smell the spices of Tanzania's Zanzibar.

Day 82 Dar es Salaam

Return to Tanzania's Dar es Salaam.

Days 83-84 Iringa/Chitimba

Travel through highland towns to reach Malawi.

Days 85-86 Lake Malawi

Chill out at Lake Malawi.

Days 87-88 Lilongwe/Nyamapanda

Kick back in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe. before crossing into Zimbabwe.

Day 89 Harare

Explore cultural Harare.

Day 90 Masvingo

Visit Zimbabwe's ancient city of Masvingo.

Days 91-92 Bulawayo

Search out rhinos in Matobo National Park.

Day 93 Hwange National Park

Look for elephants on a 4x4 safari in Hwange National Park.

Day 94 Victoria Falls

See the torrents of Victoria Falls.

Days 95-96 Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a town on the Zimbabwean side of the falls, with spectacular views and a reputation as the adventure capital of Zimbabwe.

Days 97-98 Chobe National Park

With a diverse range of ecosystems, a humungous number of elephants and the largest concentration of game found in Africa, Chobe National Park is safari heaven.

Day 99 Bagani Community Camp

Sitting on the banks of the Okavango River, Bagani is a Namibian border town with plenty of river-based activities to enjoy.

Days 100-101 Okavango Delta

Sitting on the banks of the Okavango River, Bagani is a Namibian border town with plenty of river-based activities to enjoy.

Days 102-103 Bagani Community Camp/Rundu

Bagani is a small, friendly town with some good hiking trails along the river and plenty of places to just relax. Located across the river from Angola, Rundu is a medium-sized town that is well-known for its wood carving and lively open market.

Day 104 Grootfontein/San Bushmen

A big farming community famed for its proximity to the Hoba Meteorite, Grootfontein is a lovely town with shady streets and a number of historic buildings.
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