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, adventure€tivity play grounds and UNESCO World Heritage sites, this is a trip that will linger in the memory long after you finish.
This trip is part of the Trans Africa or Nile TransExpedition. Days 1 to 21 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 22 to 41 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 42 to 48 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 49 to 55 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 56 to 61 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). 9 Weeks - Africa - Ultimate Overland Expeditions Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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