Trip reference number: 333
Trip Operator: Oasis Overland
This overland tour begins in North Africa’s Egypt, and travels down through Sudan and Ethiopia. These countries are all historically and culturally rich, and incredibly geographically diverse – making for an unforgettable trip.
The unique historical sites of Egypt need very little introduction, but fewer people know about the coral reefs of the Red Sea, the deserts of Sudan and the Ethiopian highlands (Africa’s largest mountain range). All of these will be incorporated into your overland tour.
Ethiopia, itself has more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other African country. These include the ancient city ruins of Aksum, the monuments at Tiya, and the fortified historic town of Harar Jugol.
This overland adventure takes in major exotic-sounding cities, like Khartoum and gets well off the beaten track in between. Days 1 to 5 Egypt
Cairo - Day tour to the Pyramids + Sphinx at Giza and the Egyptian Museum (accompanied by an Egyptologist guide)
Red Sea Coast - relax on the beach or try your hand at various watersports such as snorkelling, windsurfing or scuba diving in the cool clear blue waters of the Red Sea.
Luxor - take a day tour to the Valley of Kings & Workers, also visit Karnak & Luxor Temples
Days 6 to 14 2 day traditional felucca sailboat cruise to Edfu &/or Kom Ombo.
Aswan - stroll along the corniche, visit the temple at Philae or Elephantine Island.
Abu Simbel - visit the great stone monuments of Ramses II.
Ferry€ross Lake Nasser to Wadi Halfa
Days 15 to 24 Sudan
Follow piste tracks through the Nubian Desert or the desert road that hugs the River Nile.
Pyramids at Meroe
Khartoum, the capital.
Visit Hamed al Nil Tomb - experience the largest market in Sudan: Omdurman Souq, as well as visit the daily camel market or take a boat trip on the Nile.
Days 25 to 38 Ethiopia
Gondar - take a trip to the holy city of Axum or the Simeon Mountains.
Bahir Dar - a boat out onto Lake Tana with monasteries dating back 900 years.
Visit the 12th century rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
Blue Nile Gorge.
Addis Ababa, the capital. 38 Days - Africa - Overland Adventures Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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