Accra To Cairo (30 Weeks) Trans Africa

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Run by: Oasis Overland

Reference number: 75

From: £6250.00

Travelling from Ghana we cross through Central Africa, along routes rarely travelled by the average tourist and immerse ourselves in a culture few get to experience. Cape Town brings us back to ’western’ civilisation before we head north to vibrant Cairo, experiencing some amazing adventure€tivities along the way and some of the best known gameparks East Africa has to offer.

**NOTE: You will need to obtain your Nigeria visa from your country of residence before joining this trip. Please contact your nearest Nigeria High Commission to ensure you are able to get this. Days 1 to 6 Free days on the beaches near€cra.

Days 7 to 32 Togo & Benin 

Visit a fetish market to see the still thriving religion of Voodoo.

Ganvie Stilted Village - visit a village built on bamboo stilts on Lake Nakoue.

Nigeria

Drill Monkey and Chimpanzee rehabilitation centre.

Hectic cities with vibrant nightlife & bars.

Cameroon

Buea - climb Mt Cameroon or relax on the beach at Limbe.

Days 33 to 84 Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo  Angola

Travel through some of the densest jungles, toughest terrains and some of the most challenging roads we will encounter on the entire trip.

Namibia

Etosha National Park

Skeleton Coast

Swakopmund - quad biking, dune sledding & buggies, tandem sky diving & more!

Windhoek, the modern capital.

South Africa

Cape Agulhas - Africa’s most southerly point.

Cape Town

Days 85 to 90 Cape Town - Free time in Cape Town to experience the city - Robben Is. prison tour, shark diving, Table Mountain, great nightlife & much more. The time spent here is at your own cost.

Days 91 to 104 Namibia

Fish River Canyon - Africa’s Grand Canyon.

Namib-Naukluft Park.

Sossusvlei Sand Dunes - the world’s highest dunes.

Swakopmund - quad biking, dune sledding & buggies, tandem sky diving & more!

Cape Cross Seal Colony.

Spitzkoppe.

Days 105 to 116 Brandberg Mountains in Demaraland.

Cheetah park - an up close & personal experience with these amazing cats.

Etosha National Park - game drive by day & relax at floodlit water holes by night to spot rhino, elephant, giraffe, lion, leopard amongst a horde of other wildlife.

Botswana

Okavango Delta - 1 night mokoro canoe trip on the delta to spot elephant, crocodile, hippo, buffalo, zebra plus more.

Chobe National Park - river game cruise.

Days 117 to 133 Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls - view these spectacular falls from Zimbabwe or Zambia, and try your hand at grade 5 whitewater rafting, and kayaking trips. Something for all - Flight of Angels (microlite or helicopter), sunset cruises, gorge swing, abseil, bungy jump, jet boating and more! - Adrenaline Heaven.

Overnight sleeper train Vic. Falls to Bulawayo

Bulawayo, Matobo National Park - game walks to spot Black Rhino & many other game.

Cecil Rhodes’ grave & Ancient Rock Paintings

Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Antelope Park - a privately run game ranch - game viewing on horseback & walk with lion cubs!

Eastern Highlands - Chimanimani National Park or Vumba Gardens - hike through this vast mountain wilderness area bordering Mozambique or visit bridal veil falls, enjoy the surrounding scenery from this sleepy village.

Harare - the capital city

Mozambique - travel the Tete corridor.Malawi - described as the warm heart of Africa.

Lilongwe - the capital.

Lake Malawi - windsurf, scuba dive along with other water sports, horse riding, school visits, village meals & craft markets.

Days 134 to 146 Tanzania

Mikumi National Park - spot giraffe, zebra, elephant, buffalo from the roadside.

Zanzibar Island - Stone Town & spice tour, swim with dolphins, snorkel, scuba dive & serious beach time!

Marangu - Foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro - you have the opportunity to hike up to Base camp, or walk through the pleasant surroundings visiting waterfalls and rivers in the area

Maasai Village Tour - back at camp in Arusha.

Ngorongoro Crater Reserve - take a jeep safari into the crater to spot lion, zebra, elephant, hippos, flamingos & gazelle

Serengeti National Park - continue on to see lion, cheetah & leopard, wildebeest, giraffe, and elephant, along with various species of gazelle and antelope.

Kenya

Nairobi 

Days 147 to 148 Free time in Nairobi, visit Langata Giraffe Centre, Nairobi National park, or an Elephant orphanage.

Days 149 to 169 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). 

Lake Nakuru National Park - games drives to spot lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino & flamingo.

Uganda / Rwanda

Jinja - the source of the Nile, whitewater rafting, quad biking or visit a  local education project. 

Mountain Gorilla trek. Trek to see these amazing creatures, the closest species related to man.

Kigali Genocide Memorial.

Kampala - Uganda’s capital, take a city tour.

Kenya

East Africa Rift Valley

Days 170 to 189 Ethiopia

Omo Valley.

Addis Ababa, the capital.

Blue Nile Gorge.

Bahir Dar -  take a boat out onto Lake Tana with monasteries dating back 900 years.

Visit the 12th century rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.

Gondar - organise a trip to the Simeon Mountains or the holy city of Axum.

Days 190 to 196 Sudan

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.

Pyramids at Meroe.

Follow piste tracks through the Nubian Desert.

Days 197 to 203 Ferry€ross Lake Nasser from Wadi Halfa to Abu Simbel

Egypt

Abu Simbel - visit the great stone monuments of Ramses II.

Aswan - stroll along the corniche, visit the temple at Philae or Elephantine Island.

2 day traditional felucca sailboat cruise trip to Edfu &/or Kom Ombo.

Days 204 to 209 Luxor - take a day tour to the Valley of Kings & Workers, also visit Karnak & Luxor Temples.

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.

Cairo - Day tour to the Pyramids + Sphinx at Giza and the Egyptian History Museum (accompanied by an Egyptologist guide).  30 Weeks - Africa - Ultimate Overland Expeditions Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
20/01/2019 17/08/2019 Places Availabl £6250.00
19/01/2020 15/08/2020 Places Availabl £6250.00
24/01/2021 21/08/2021 Places Availabl £6250.00

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