Cape Town to Cairo

Visit Africa and travel from Cape Town to Cairo. Tour South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt.

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An adventure tour through Africa from Cape Town to Cairo.

If you've ever wanted to 'do Africa', this is the definitive trip. Visit Africa and travel from Cape Town to Cairo in 121 action-packed days. Cross the continent's entire length from the cafes and vineyards of Cape Town to the exotic charms of Cairo, taking 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. Touring South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt, this challenging expedition demands a truly adventurous spirit - but the rewards are priceless.

  • Admire the flamingo-filled expanse of Lake Nakuru
  • Glide down the Okavango Delta on a canoe
  • Hear the roar of the mighty Victoria Falls
  • Marvel at Lalibela's dramatic rock-hewn churches
  • Peruse glittering treasures in the Egyptian Museum
  • Stroll beneath giant crumbling obelisks in Aksum
  • Travel to Addis Ababa and taste spicy Ethiopian
  • Visit South Africa and behold the beauty of Cape Town

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Finish:

    Cairo, Egypt
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    63 breakfasts, 63 lunches, 63 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Bungalow (2 nts), Bush camp (no facilities) (15 nts), Camp site (1 nt), Camping (with basic facilities) (6 nts), Camping (with facilities) (50 nts), Chalet (3 nts), Guesthouse (2 nts), Hotel (30 nts), Lodge (3 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, Cape Cross seal colony, Castle Complex and Fasilidas' Bath, Chobe - Boat Cruise, Chobe - Dawn game drive, Church of Debre Berhan Sellassie, Dairy farm visit, Driving and game excursions, Elsamere Conservation Centre, Entrance Blue Nile Falls, Entrance Golden Mummies Museum, Entrance Simien Mountains National Park, Etosha - Game drive, Fish River Canyon, Game Drive, Lake Nakuru National Park, Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Guided excursions to tribal markets and villages, 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, Konso Market, Kushite temples and pyramids at Jebel Barkal, Matobo National Park - Guided walking safari, Okavango Delta - Mokoro trips & bushwalks, Palace and church ruins, Samburu - Game Drive, Samburu community activities, San Bushman cultural experience, Serengeti - Game drive, Sesriem - Sand dunes visit, Simien Mountains trek (2 days), Tigray Rock-hewn Churches, Ura Kidane Mereth Monastery and Kebran Gabriel M KChurch, Usambara Village Education Project visit, village walk & lunch, Visit to Samburu tribal community and cultural project, Visit to Temple of Sulb, Visit Victoria Falls, Visits to Crystal Mountain and Black Desert, War cemeteries and museum, Zanzibar Spice tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    3482kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. Please note that in order to confirm your booking on this trip we will require a scanned copy of your passport at time of booking. 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 Dakhla Oasis

Perhaps head out on an overnight camel safari to camp by hot springs or explore the palm groves and Coptic antiquities at the Dakhla Oasis.

Day 107 White Desert Bush Camp

Relax in the morning or further explore the area before heading to the White Desert bush camp for another glorious night sleeping under the star-filled skies.

Day 108 Bahariya Oasis

Spend the day exploring the White and Black deserts, visiting Crystal Mountain and discovering the gold mummies that are housed in the fascinating museum here.

Day 109 Egyptian Coast Bush Camp/El Alamein

Drive through endless dessert scenery to reach El Kharga Oasis. There are many sites of antiquity to explore, more notably the Temple of Hebes and the Bagawaat Necropolis. Perhaps take a camel ride around the oasis or explore the springs close by. Camp under a sea of stars.

Days 110-111 Siwa Oasis

Head south, across Egypt's Western desert and into Siwa - an area famous for its delicious olives and dates. Enjoy a Bedoouin meal and embark on a desert safari, or perhaps stick around in Siwa and explore the maze-like ruins of Shali - the mud brick fort which overlooks the town.

Days 112-113 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.

Days 114-116 Cairo

Explore the iconic Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza and the sprawling Saqqara cemetery with a local guide. There's also time to see precious, ancient treasures housed in the Egyptian Museum. Celebrate the end of a remarkable trip by exploring the markets in Cairo and picking up souvenirs.
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