Eastern Trans Africa & Gorillas

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  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 92 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 26
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ends Cairo, Egypt
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • See the mummy of Rameses II in the Cairo Museum
  • Guided tour of the pyramids, tombs and other wonders of Egypt
  • Explore the ancient city of Alexandria
  • See the famous Suez canal
The tour Eastern Trans Africa & Gorillas starts from Nairobi and ends in Cairo. This is a cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 92 days. You will travel through Awra Amba, Kaniyo Pabidi, El Quseir and 45 other destinations visiting Egypt, Kenya and 3 more countries. This is a guided group tour. The tour includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A wonderful journey that explores the Nile all the way from Cairo through to Khartoum and then the Blue Nile up to its source at Lake Tana in Ethiopia. It then heads down to the source of the White Nile, the town of Jinja in Uganda, where this great river flows out of Lake Victoria.

Along the way we have the opportunity to discover the historic cultures of ancient Egypt at the numerous sites such as Luxor or Abu Simbel and those of the Kushite Kingdom in Sudan and of course the long and colourful history of Ethiopia's Christian Kingdom.

We traverse the immensity of two great deserts, the Sahara and the Northern Kenyan and climb to the 'Roof Of Africa', to trek in the Simien Mountains, before travelling along the Rift Valley from Addis Ababa and down to Nairobi. We witness some of Africa's finest wildlife and national parks in Kenya and Uganda, including Samburu, Nakuru, Masai Mara and the highlight of the whole journey, seeing the Gorillas and Chimpanzees in Uganda.

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  • Day 1: Cairo
  • Day 2: Cairo
  • Day 3: Alexandria
  • Day 4: Alexandria
  • Day 5: Port Said
  • Day 6: Zafarana
  • Day 7: El Quseir
  • Day 8: Marsa Alam
  • Day 9: Marsa Alam
  • Day 10: Marsa Alam
  • Day 11: Luxor
  • Day 12: Luxor
  • Day 13: Luxor
  • Day 14: Aswan
  • Day 15: Nile Felucca
  • Day 16: Aswan
  • Day 17: Aswan
  • Day 18: Abu Simbel
  • Day 19: Wadi Halfa
  • Day 20: Wawa
  • Day 21: Karima
  • Day 22: Naqa
  • Day 23: Naqa
  • Day 24: Naqa
  • Day 25: Khartoum
  • Day 26: Khartoum
  • Day 27: Gedaref
  • Day 28: Gondar
  • Day 29: Gondar
  • Day 30: Gondar
  • Day 31: Simien Mountains NP
  • Day 32: Simien Mountains NP
  • Day 33: Simien Mountains NP
  • Day 34: Simien Mountains NP
  • Day 35: Axum
  • Day 36: Axum
  • Day 37: Mekele
  • Day 38: Danakil Depression
  • Day 39: Mekele
  • Day 40: Lalibela
  • Day 41: Lalibela
  • Day 42: Lalibela
  • Day 43: Awra Amba
  • Day 44: Bahir Dar
  • Day 45: Bahir Dar
  • Day 46: Bahir Dar
  • Day 47: Debre Markos
  • Day 48: Addis Ababa
  • Day 49: Addis Ababa
  • Day 50: Addis Ababa
  • Day 51: Harar
  • Day 52: Harar
  • Day 53: Harar
  • Day 54: Awash NP
  • Day 55: Lake Ziway
  • Day 56: Lake Ziway
  • Day 57: Bale Mountains NP
  • Day 58: Bale Mountains NP
  • Day 59: Bale Mountains NP
  • Day 60: Awasa
  • Day 61: Arba Minch
  • Day 62: Arba Minch
  • Day 63: Arba Minch
  • Day 64: Konso
  • Day 65: Moyale
  • Day 66: Samburu Village
  • Day 67: Samburu National Reserve
  • Day 68: Naro Moru
  • Day 69: Naro Moru
  • Day 70: Naivasha
  • Day 71: Nairobi
  • Day 72: Nairobi
  • Day 73: Kericho
  • Day 74: Jinja
  • Day 75: Jinja
  • Day 76: Nakitoma
  • Day 77: Kaniyo Pabidi
  • Day 78: Murchison Falls NP
  • Day 79: Murchison Falls NP
  • Day 80: Mpanga Forest
  • Day 81: Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Day 82: Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Day 83: Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  • Day 84: Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  • Day 85: Lake Mburo
  • Day 86: Jinja
  • Day 87: Nakuru NP
  • Day 88: Nakuru NP
  • Day 89: Masai Mara
  • Day 90: Masai Mara
  • Day 91: Nairobi
  • Day 92: Nairobi
  • Overland Expedition Vehicle, Private Bus, Ferry, Boat, Jeep
  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, African Camp Master
  • Comfortable Hotel 24 nights
  • Basic Hotel 19 nights
  • Camping 26 nights
  • Multishare Hostel 7 nights
  • Overnight Boat 1 night
  • Camping without facilities 11 nights
  • Guesthouse 3 nights
  • 184 Breakfasts
  • 80 Lunches
  • 80 Dinners
  • Any international flights to Nairobi and from Cairo 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 Eastern Trans Africa & Gorillas tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Eastern Trans Africa & Gorillas tour. You can cancel the tour up to 61 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 60 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 12 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 12 August 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Eastern Trans Africa & Gorillas 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.


For this Eastern Trans Africa & Gorillas 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.

Local Payment The local payment is a group fund, paid separately from the trip price on the first day of the tour. It covers everything that the group does together on the ground. This is primarily hotel accommodation and campsite fees, meals whilst camping (but not while eating in restaurants), and included activities and puts money directly back to the local community. The local payment, or kitty system, is unique to overlanding tours and provides maximum flexibility and best value on the road - you can see exactly what is being paid for, you get everything at cost price, it keeps costs competitive by leveraging group expenses and saves on administrative costs. The fund is run by the tour guide, and any excess left over at the end is returned equally to the group. Local prices are estimated in USD when we print the brochure then reviewed monthly as local costs and exchange rates vary throughout the year. It's therefore important once you book your trip to check the website regularly and just before departure for any changes to the amount.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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