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The words ’Cape Town to Cairo’ conjure up images of African expeditions from days of old. Even today there are a multitude of challenges that this vast continent can throw at you. Desert, river, & mountain crossings are inter-twined with stunning National Parks & some of the best adrenaline fuelled€tivities & playgrounds in the world. This is a trip that will linger in your memory long after completion. Days 1 to 14 Namibia
Fish River Canyon - Africa’s Grand Canyon.
Sossusvlei Sand Dunes - the world’s highest dunes.
Swakopmund - quad biking, dune sledding & buggies, tandem sky diving & more!
Cape Cross Seal Colony.
Days 15 to 26 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.
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 27 to 43 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 44 to 56 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.
Days 57 to 58 Free time in Nairobi, visit Langata Giraffe Centre, Nairobi National park, or an Elephant orphanage.
Days 59 to 79 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.
East Africa Rift Valley
Days 80 to 99 Ethiopia
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 100 to 106 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 107 to 113 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 114 to 119 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). 17 Weeks - Africa - Ultimate Overland Expeditions Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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