Uk To Cairo (40 Weeks) Trans Africa

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Run by: Oasis Overland

Reference number: 69

From: £7450.00

This epic expedition through Africa encompasses all the incredible landscapes, culture & wildlife you could imagine. From the harshness of the Sahara desert, the dense jungles of central Africa and the amazing wildlife of East Africa, the varied landscapes and cultures that make up this continent will leave an indelible mark on you forever. There will be times when it will be extremely tough - harsh terrains, bad roads and extremes of weather, but it will all be worth it! You will discover a continent most travellers only dream of - whilst having the experience of a lifetime! Days 1 to 28 Fly from UK to Gibraltar to meet the expedition vehicle.

Morocco

Chefchaouen - stroll through this idyllic & picturesque hillside town.

Roman ruins of Volubilis.

Fez - guided tour of this fortress city & its amazing bazaar.

Marrakech - visit the world famous Djemaa el Fna square.

Days 29 to 42 Mauritania

Cross the vast Sahara Desert.

Senegal

Cross Senegal River to St. Louis – oldest French colonial town in Africa

Dakar – Great nightlife, Senegalese food and some of the best music in West Africa.

Tambacounda – Bustling market town at junction of many trade routes.

Days 43 to 70 Mali

Travel through Sahel scrubland passing slowly through remote villages

Bamako - Mali’s capital with colourful markets, lively bars and world famous music

Take a pinasse and travel the shores of the Niger River

Drive through southern Mali and the town of Sikasso

Guinea

Tropical forests and waterfalls as we cross Fouta Djalon plateau

Vibrant tribal culture in one of the poorest but proudest West African countries

Trek wild chimpanzees in Bossou near the Liberia border

Sierra Leone *Depending on local conditions at our time of travel

Another of Africa’s best kept secrets - it should be known for its pristine beaches and not for its infamous ’blood diamonds’

Freetown the capital

Tokeh Beach and River No. 2 Beach - beautiful laid back places to spend some chilling out time

Cote d’Ivoire

Yamassoukro - strange city built by President Boigny to glorify himself with six lane highways leading nowhere

Abidjan - in reality still the capital before being replaced by Yamoussoukro

Tropical beaches such as Grand Bassam with it’s dugout canoes.

Ghana

Mole National Park - game walk to spot the numerous elephants & game.

Kakum National Park

Relax on palm-fringed beaches along the Coastline.

Days 71 to 76 Free days on the beaches near€cra.

Days 77 to 102 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 103 to 154 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 155 to 160 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 161 to 174 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 175 to 186 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 187 to 203 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 204 to 216 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 217 to 218 Free time in Nairobi, visit Langata Giraffe Centre, Nairobi National park, or an Elephant orphanage.

Days 219 to 239 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 240 to 259 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...

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