This One Off Expedition through the historically and culturally rich, and geographically diverse countries of Ethiopia, Djibouti, Sudan and Egypt. This takes you from the Ethiopian highlands (Africa’s largest mountain range), to the horn of Africa - Djibouti, the deserts of Sudan and the coral reefs of the Red Sea. This trip takes in major exotic-sounding places, like Khartoum, Djibouti, The Danikal Depression and gets well off the beaten track in between.This trip is part of a longer expedition starting in Harare of Kampala. Days 1 to 15 Addis Ababa, the capital.
Harar - explore the city and hyena men.
Spend a week exploring the country.
Days 16 to 31 Ethiopia
Visit the 12th century rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
Explore the city markets in Mekele.
Take a 3 day 4x4 trip into the Danakil Depression.
Visit the holy city of Axum.
Trek the Simeon Mountains.
Days 32 to 38 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.
Ferry€ross Lake Nasser from Wadi Halfa to Abu Simbel
Days 39 to 52 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 to Edfu & Kom Ombo.
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). 52 Days - Africa - FALSE Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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