This expedition through the historically and culturally rich, and geographically diverse countries of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt takes you from the Ethiopian highlands (Africa’s largest mountain range), to the deserts of Sudan and the coral reefs of the Red Sea. Ethiopia, itself has more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other African country and Egypt needs very little introduction to its unique historical sites. This trip takes in major exotic-sounding cities, like Khartoum and gets well off the beaten track in between. Days 1 to 16 Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, the capital.
Blue Nile Gorge
Bahir Dar - 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 holy city of Axum.
Days 17 to 23 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 24 to 30 Ferry€ross Lake Nasser from Wadi Halfa to Abu Simbel
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 31 to 38 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). 38 Days - Africa - Overland Adventures Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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