Cairo to Cape Town Overview

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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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.

  • Camp on balmy beaches in Tanzania
  • Explore Ethiopia's castles and palaces in Gondar
  • Keep up with the frenetic pace of Kenya's capital, Nairobi
  • Relax with Rastafarians in Shashemene
  • Ride a ferry through stunning landscapes to Sudan
  • Sample the spicy delights of Zanzibar
  • 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 105-106 Etosha National Park

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.

Day 107 Spitzkoppe

With its 700 million-year-old granite peaks, prehistoric rock art and dramatic vistas, Spitzkoppe is another of Namibia's wondrous landscapes.

Days 108-110 Swakopmund

Swakopmund sits on Namibia's Atlantic Coast, virtually surrounded by the Namib Desert, and has beautiful colonial architecture and a large array of adventure sports on offer.

Days 111-112 Sesriem/River Camp

With the Sesriem Canyon close by and the incredible Sossusvlei sand dunes at its doorstep, tiny Sesriem serves as a gateway to these Namibian wonders. One of the oldest settlements in Namibia, the small town of Bethanie was founded by the London Missionary Society, who failed to influence the locals with their church.

Day 113 Fish River Canyon

A truly spectacular sight to behold, especially at sunset, Fish River Canyon's orange-pink hues and momentous size are awe-inspiring.

Days 114-115 Orange River/Western Cape

A truly spectacular sight to behold, especially at sunset, Fish River Canyon's orange-pink hues and momentous size are awe-inspiring.

Day 116 Cape Town

Dominated by spectacular Table Mountain, Cape Town is a city that keeps on giving with its beautiful coastlines, world-class cuisine, excellent wineries and beautiful architecture.
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