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See the highlights of Africa from Casablanca to Nairobi on this comprehensive tour

Travel overland through the heart of Africa from Morocco to Kenya on an adventure tour that visits all the major attractions but also delves deeper to get under the skin of the rich African culture. Experience the breathtaking natural wonder of Todra Gorge and Lake Naivasha. Discover a wealth of wildlife, witness flocks of flamingos paint Lake Abiyata pink and search for Africa's Big Five on game drives through national parks. Taste authentic African cuisine and meet traditional tribal villagers in the Omo Valley. Explore man-made marvels in the palaces and castles of Gonder and revel in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Casablanca and Nairobi. Get the most out of your holiday with this all encompassing African trip.

  • Meet majestic rhinos at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • See hippos lazing by the bank of Lake Naivasha
  • Experience the hustle and bustle of Nairobi
  • Search for gorillas near the Rwandan border
  • Be amazed by the Pyramids of Giza
  • Admire the natural beauty of Todra Gorge
  • Visit tribal villages and learn the local customs in the Omo Valley Region
  • Gaze at ancient tomb paintings in the Valley of the Kings

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Casablanca, Morocco
  • Finish:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    66 breakfasts, 66 lunches, 66 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (18 nts), Camp site (1 nt), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (44 nts), Homestay (1 nt), Hostel (5 nts), Hotel (35 nts), Lodge (4 nts), Overnight ferry (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Ferry, Overland vehicle, Plane
  • Included activities:

    1/2 Day Lake Tana reed boat trip, Awassa Children's Project, Blue Nile Gorge, Chimpanzee trekking, Dairy farm visit, Elsamere Conservation Centre, Entrance Blue Nile Falls, Entrance to Volubilis, Game Drive, Lake Nakuru National Park, Guided city tour with local lunch, Fes, 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, Guided walk, Guided walks, Kariandusi School Project Visit, Kazinga Channel boat cruise, Kigali - Genocide Memorial, Kushite temples and pyramids at Jebel Barkal, Mountain gorilla trek & permit, Murchison Falls Game Drive, Murchison Falls Launch trip, Overnight camel safari, Saffron Community Project, Saida orphanage visit & donation, Samburu - Game Drive, 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 to the Kasbah, Visits to Crystal Mountain and Black Desert

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    3279kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit ( AUD1000, USD900, EUR650, NZD1000, GBP500, CAD900, ZAR6500, CHF900 ) in order to secure a gorilla permit. 2. 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. 3. 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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Day 1 Casablanca

Get acquainted with the distinct architecture and European flavour of Casablanca.

Day 2 Rabat

Visit the Kasbah des Oudaias.

Day 3 Moulay Idriss

Head to a Moroccan homestay in the sacred hilltop town of Moulay Idriss.

Days 4-5 Fes

Discover the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis en route to historic Fes.

Day 6 Bush Camp

Spend the night camping in the rugged Moroccan wilds.

Day 7 Merzouga/Overnight Camel Safari

Ride into the desert overnight on a camel safari.

Days 8-9 Todra Gorge

Hike through the magnificent Todra Gorge.

Day 10 Ait Benhaddou

Watch a golden sunset paint the graceful Ait Benhaddou kasbah in red hues.

Day 11 Talioune

Head to the Moroccan village of Talioune.

Day 12 Ouirgane

Visit the Saffron Community Project.

Days 13-14 Imlil/Toubkal

Why not conquer the slopes of Mt Toubkal?

Days 15-16 Essaouira

Make the most of the coastal beauty and mellow vibe of Essaouria. Wander the narrow streets to explore markets and shop for trinkets or simply relax by the beach.

Days 17-19 Marrakech

Visit Marrakech and get lost amongst the souqs and bazaars that line the winding streets.

Day 20 Casablanca

Sit back with the locals and sip on a sweet mint tea in Casablanca.

Day 21 Fly Casablanca to Cairo

Farewell Casablanca and fly to Cairo to begin the next leg of the adventure in the ancient Egyptian capital.

Days 22-23 Cairo

Explore the iconic Great Sphinx, the 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.

Days 24-25 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 26-28 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.

Day 29 Dakhla Oasis

Journey to the rose-hued rocks, antiquities and greenery of the Dakhla Oasis.

Day 31 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.

Days 32-34 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.

Days 35-37 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.

Days 38-39 Lake Nasser/Wadi Halfa

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.

Days 40-41 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.

Days 42-45 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.

Day 46 Meroe

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.

Day 47 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.

Day 48 Gedaref

Cross rolling African savannas, on route to the Gedaref area, to camp beneath the starry African sky.

Days 49-51 Gonder

Travel to the historic city of Gonder, famous for its incredible collection of detailed castles and palaces. Take a guided tour and learn of the city's enthralling history.

Day 52 Debark

Arrive at the gateway to the Simien Mountains, the town of Debark, and prepare for the trek ahead.
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