Trip reference number: 65
Trip Operator: Oasis Overland
This is an expedition through the heart of Africa from days of old. From crossing deserts, rivers and mountains and overcoming a multitude of challenges this continent can throw at you, inter-twined with stunning National Parks, some of the best adventure€tivity play grounds in the world, this is a trip that will linger in the memory long after you finish. Days 1 to 6 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 for a couple of days 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 7 to 13 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 14 to 19 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 20 to 42 Ethiopia
Gondar - organise a trip to the Simeon Mountains or the holy city of Axum.
Bahir Dar - take 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.
Days 43 to 61 Kenya
East Africa Rift Valley.
Uganda / Rwanda
Kampala - Uganda’s capital, take a city tour.
Mountain Gorilla trek - Trek to see these amazing creatures, the closest species related to man.
Kigali Genocide Memorial.
Jinja - the source of the Nile, whitewater rafting, quad biking or visit a local education project.
Lake Nakuru National Park - games drives to spot lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino & flamingo.
Lake Naivasha & Elsamere - visit the home of Joy Adamson & Elsa the lion, of Born Free fame.
Visit either Crater Lake Game Sanctuary or Hells Gate National Park (walk through or hire mountain bikes - the only park in Kenya where this is permitted).
Days 62 to 63 Free time in Nairobi, visit Langata Giraffe Centre, Nairobi National park, or an Elephant orphanage. 9 Weeks - Africa - Ultimate Overland Expeditions Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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