Nairobi to Cairo

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  • 2012-01-01 - 2013-12-31

Tour Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on a trip from Nairobi to Cairo

Travel to Africa and embark on a grand adventure across Africa's north-east from Nairobi to Cairo. From the rolling savanna and lush highlands of Kenya, through the Horn of Africa's deserts and mountains, to the marvels of ancient Egypt and Nubia, this is an amazing journey you won't soon forget. Along the way, encounter lively Sudanese market vendors, Ethiopian Rastafarians, friendly Nubian oasis dwellers, Kenya's proud Samburu warriors and the rarely visited tribes of the Omo Valley. See ancient temples, churches and monasteries; spy rare members of the animal kingdom; and be immersed in the traditions, language, cuisine and culture of each new destination. This is a memorable Overland tour through Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt.

  • Camp beneath a starry desert sky
  • Discover Gonder's ornate castles and palaces
  • Get to know modern Egypt in chaotic Cairo
  • Marvel at Lalibela's dramatic rock-hewn churches
  • See golden treasures in the Egyptian Museum
  • Spot the Big Five in the Samburu National Reserve
  • Stroll beneath giant, crumbling obelisks in Aksum
  • Visit Ethiopia and meet the tribespeople of the Omo Valley

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Days 57-59 Luxor

From the spectacular temple complex of Karnak to the extraordinary hieroglyphs of the Valley of the Kings, Luxor is full of wonderfully preserved reminders of the Pharaohs.

Day 60 El Kharga Oasis

El Kharga Oasis is home to many monumental sites, including the Temple of Hebes, as well as beautiful handicrafts and unspoilt springs.

Days 61-62 Dakhla Oasis

With verdant cultivated areas and a great wall of rose-hued rock across the northern horizon, a feast for the eyes awaits at Dakhla Oasis.

Day 63 White Desert Bush Camp

The windswept dunes and bizarre rock formations of the White Desert make this one of the most amazing and beautiful landscapes on the planet.

Day 64 Bahariya Oasis

Situated in Egypt's Great Western Desert, Bahariya has long served as gateway between Libya and Egypt, and today it's still home to hot springs, palm groves and numerous ancient sites.

Day 65 Egyptian Coast Bush Camp/El Alamein

The site of a famous battle fought during the Western Desert campaign of World War II, El Alamein's cemeteries and museum are a poignant reminder of the cost of war.

Days 66-67 Siwa Oasis

With its extraordinarily lush vegetation and relaxed atmosphere, the desert oasis of Siwa seems a world away from the bustle of the cities.

Days 68-69 Alexandria

Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria is packed with architectural and cultural wonders, both ancient and modern.

Days 70-72 Cairo

Wonderfully chaotic and always colourful, Cairo's dazzling array of museums, mosques and markets are a fascinating mixture of modern city and ancient wonders.