EG6 EGYPT & KENYASEARCH TOUR
Ngorongoro Crater: natural wonder; Endless Serengeti plain; Thundering Victoria Falls; Soweto township tour; Kingdom of Swaziland: Switzerland of Africa; Table Mountain Cable Way; Cape Winelands tour and wine tasting; Robben Island Museum
Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Sun 18 Oct 2015||Sat 07 Nov 2015||$6390$5790||Discounted|
|Sun 31 Jan 2016||Sat 20 Feb 2016||$6390|
|Sun 16 Oct 2016||Sat 05 Nov 2016||$6390|
Optional Single Supplement: $1910 (number of singles limited).
This tour may require a mandatory single supplement charge of $450, if twin-sharing accommodation is unavailable.
For the initial 12 days of this incredible adventure through two of Africa's most exciting destinations, we explore the many ancient and modern treasures of Egypt, a land of remarkable allure and tremendous scope. Reminiscent of a journey through time itself, our tour of Egypt encompasses exploration of historic attractions by the dozen, from the Roman theatres, catacombs and UNESCO-Heritage Bibliotheka in Alexandria, to the ancient burial sites and Step Pyramid dating from the 27th century BC at Saqqara and of course, to the most popular of Egypt's bounties; the incredible Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. Our carriage tour through Luxor and its surrounding countryside to Karnak Temple provides the ideal means to get a feel for local town and village life in Egypt and acts as a precursor for our donkey trek along the Valley of the Kings, wherein we enjoy magnificent vistas and have the chance to dismount and explore the insides of a few of the ancient pyramid tombs.
After spending some time at the necropolis of the Valley of the Queens, which houses 80 tombs that act as the final resting place of royal women from the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties, we embark on a leisurely cruise down the longest river on the planet, stopping off at ancient trading towns and once-important temples en route. We aptly end our tour of Egypt with a camel trek across sandy desert and then it's on to the natural wonderland of Kenya for the final nine days of our journey.
Cities that display a pleasant mix of colonial British with modern and traditional African influences mark our route as we travel to the foothills of the country's largest, and the continent's second largest, peak at Mount Kenya. Through semi-desert savannah plains and thick forests, we get the chance to view the types of animals that can be seen elsewhere only in zoos; cheetahs, lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, zebras, giraffes, crocodiles and innumerable bird species are rife in this abundant area of the world and we come to understand why Kenya is considered as numbering among the best safari locations on the planet. Along with visits to world-famous national parks and reserves, we get a feel for the indigenous ways of life by mingling with semi-nomadic tribespeople who adhere to traditional customs and elaborate personal adornment.
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