Grand Africa: Cairo to Cape Town

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 48 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Cairo, Egypt
  • Ends Cape Town, South Africa
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Do like the locals and settle in with a coffee or mint tea in Cairo, relax on the sun deck on a fournight Nile cruise, discover Nubian hospitality and lose yourself in Cairo’s fascinating Khan alKhalili Bazaar.
  • Experience a real safari camp in the Serengeti, and witness the panoramic views from the rim of an extinct volcano at World Heritagelisted Ngorongoro Crater, with game drives at both.
  • Take some time out from your safari adventures in search of the Big Five with a few days spent on the white sands of Zanzibar – a colourful island paradise in the Indian Ocean.
  • Visit the majestic and magnificent cascades of Victoria Falls, and glide through the Okavango Delta in a mokoro (traditional dugout canoe), experiencing the ambience of these beautiful waterscapes.
The trip Grand Africa: Cairo To Cape Town starts in Cairo and ends in Cape Town. This is a road trip that takes 48 days. You will travel through Johannesburg, Nairobi, Cairo and 25 other destinations visiting Kenya, South Africa and 5 more countries. This is a guided small group tour. The trip includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

This grand adventure takes you from one end of the African continent to the other and offers an in-depth experience that combines ancient history with wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Uncover the mysteries of Egypt and admire pharaonic treasures on a cruise up the Nile, witnessing the local rural life along the river as you meander along. Explore some of Africa's top national parks makes for one of life's most rewarding adventures, join expert Peregrine local leaders on safaris to see Africa's Big Five and rugged landscapes, and discover diverse cultures and local communities throughout the journey. Your 48-day epic journey through the heartlands of Africa will take you past nature teeming with wildlife, cities bursting with colour and communities with so much to share. Find your time to explore the diverse, spectacular and grand Africa.
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“An excellent tour with good organization and wise kind and strong guide Peter who deserves an excellent overall rating.”
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  • On Nov 26 2019
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“Wonderful trip/cruise along the coast of Croatia, which is a must-visit. I thought Croatia's infrastructure was behind before visiting but was surprised as to how developed the nation is.

The duration, timings etc. was appropriate and our guide was great!”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Cairo
  • Day 2: Cairo
  • Day 3: Cairo – Overnight Train
  • Day 4: Luxor
  • Day 5: Valley of the Kings – Luxor – Nile Cruise
  • Day 6: Nile Cruise
  • Day 7: Aswan
  • Day 8: Aswan
  • Day 9: Cairo
  • Day 10: Nairobi
  • Day 11: Lake Naivasha / Lake Nakuru
  • Day 12: Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Day 13: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 14: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 15: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 16: Kisii
  • Day 17: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 18: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 19: Ngorongoro Highlands
  • Day 20: Ngorongoro Highlands
  • Day 21: East Coast Zanzibar
  • Day 22: East Coast Zanzibar
  • Day 23: Zanzibar (Stone Town)
  • Day 24: Johannesburg
  • Day 25: Victoria Falls
  • Day 26: Victoria Falls
  • Day 27: Chobe National Park
  • Day 28: Chobe National Park
  • Day 29: Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Day 30: Maun
  • Day 31: Okavango Delta
  • Day 32: Okavango Delta
  • Day 33: Ghanzi – Central Kalahari
  • Day 34: Windhoek
  • Day 35: Etosha National Park
  • Day 36: Etosha National Park
  • Day 37: Damaraland
  • Day 38: Damaraland
  • Day 39: Swakopmund
  • Day 40: Swakopmund
  • Day 41: Sesriem
  • Day 42: Sossusvlei / Sesriem
  • Day 43: Fish River Canyon
  • Day 44: Fish River Canyon
  • Day 45: Orange River
  • Day 46: Trawal
  • Day 47: Cape Town
  • Day 48: Cape Town
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (12 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night), Cruise ship (4 nights), Lodge (14 nights), Feature Stay Lodge (4 nights), Permanent tented camp (5 nights), Feature Stay tented camp (2 nights), Beach resort (2 nights), Houseboat (2 nights), Cultural village (1 night)
Meals
  • 46 Breakfasts, 30 Lunches, 37 Dinners
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Riverboat , Overnight sleeper train , Boat , 4WD safari vehicle , Custom-built overland vehicle , Houseboat , Mokoro , Plane
Included Activities
  • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum headset
  • Cairo - Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings (entrance to 3 tombs)
  • Luxor - Tomb of Tut Ankh Amun
  • Aswan - Sunset drinks on a felucca
  • Abu Simbel - Abu Simbel temples
  • Abu Simbel - Flights to and from Abu Simbel
  • Cairo - Gayer-Anderson Museum (entrance fee)
  • Cairo - Home-Cooked Dinner
  • Cairo - Khan al-Khalili Bazaar
  • Cairo - Ibn Tulun Mosque
  • Lake Naivasha - Boat trip
  • Lake Naivasha - Elsamere Conservation Centre
  • Lake Nakuru - Afternoon 4x4 Game Drive
  • Lake Nakuru - Morning 4x4 Game Drive
  • Loita Hills - Cultural talk and village visit
  • Masai Mara - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Kisii - Soapstone factory visit and demonstration
  • Serengeti - Game Drive (Overland Vehicle)
  • Serengeti National Park - Sundowner in the Park
  • Serengeti National Park - Private Bush Dinner
  • Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Zanzibar - Included Flight to Johannesburg via Dar es Salaam
  • Victoria Falls - Entrance & Visit
  • Victoria Falls - Premium Zambezi River Cruise
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit
  • Chobe National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Chobe National Park - River Safari Cruise
  • Makgadikgadi Pans - Meerkat Pan Experience
  • Makgadikgadi Pans - Sunset 4x4 Excursion & Sundowner
  • Okavango Delta - Houseboat River Cruise
  • Okavango Delta - Speedboat Cruise
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro tours & game walks
  • Central Kalahari - San Cultural Experience
  • Etosha National Park - Overland Vehicle Game drives
  • Damaraland - Twyfelfontein Bushman Paintings
  • Damaraland - Twyfelfontein Heritage Site
  • Damaraland - Petrified Forest
  • Damaraland - Living Museum of the Damara
  • Sesriem - Sesriem Canyon Visit
  • Sesriem - Dune 45 Visit
  • Sesriem - Sossusvlei & Deadvlei Salt Pan Visit
  • Fish River Canyon - Sunrise and Picnic Breakfast
  • Orange River - Canoe trip
  • Trawal - Olifants Wine & Cheese Tasting
  • Cape Town - Cape Malay Cooking Class
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Cairo and from Cape Town are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Grand Africa: Cairo to Cape Town tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Grand Africa: Cairo to Cape Town tour. You can cancel the tour up to 23 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 22 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 17 July 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 July 2021, a deposit of 600 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 22 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Grand Africa: Cairo to Cape Town tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Grand Africa: Cairo to Cape Town tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • Don’t let the heat keep you from exploring the world! Temperatures can be very high in these regions (over 40°C), which can make things uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat, and drink plenty of water.
  • In Egypt, there are a lot of early morning starts so that we beat the heat and avoid the crowds by visiting sites early. In East and Southern Africa there will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
  • Some of the sites you visit involve walking on rocky and/or steep hillsides with little or no shade. Comfortable, sturdy walking shoes and a hat are essential.
  • Accommodation aboard the Nile riverboat is full board – breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Drinks are offered from the bar area for an additional cost. An evening program is also available.
  • Accommodation aboard the overnight train in Egypt is in two-berth cabins which convert to bunk beds. All bedding is provided on board and western-style toilets are located in each carriage. Keep in mind general train cleanliness may not be to the same standards you are accustomed to.
  • Purpose-built overland vehicles are used for the Southern Africa portion of this trip, while 4WD safari vehicles are used in East Africa. While these vehicles are not air-conditioned, all windows open to allow fresh air flow. Be prepared for some dust, heat and wind.
  • This itinerary features some long travel days, which can be exacerbated by bumpy African roads. It is recommended that you pay close attention to the given approximations of driving hours.
  • Overlanding is the perfect journey for those travellers with an open mind and the spirit for adventure. However it may be quite different to any style of travel you have experienced before. For more information, head to www.peregrineadventures.com/africa-overland
  • You don't need to be a professional athlete to go on an overland safari, but you will need a good level of physical resilience and movement, especially for entering and exiting the vehicles. There's also a half-day canoe activity along the Orange River on this trip.
  • In 2021, Ramadan will take place from 12 April to 11 May. Travelling during this holy month can be a rewarding cultural experience. However, some regular services may not be available during the daytime, such as restaurants or coffee bars, and occasionally travel can be disrupted by events. Your leader will adjust the itinerary accordingly, but please consider your travel arrangements carefully before booking travel for this period.
  • You will be unescorted for the Zanzibar sector of this itinerary; however, local Peregrine representatives will be on hand to look after you.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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