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Itinerary: Discover Africa: Egypt and Kenya combination

Discover Africa:  Egypt and Kenya combination

This tour gives you two very different experiences of Africa: the Ancient civilization of Egypt and the classic African safari in Kenya.

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Discover Africa:  Egypt and Kenya combination
Discover Africa:  Egypt and Kenya combination

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13% discount if you travel on any date before 31st October 2017

Day 1: Cairo
On arrival at Cairo airport you will be met and assisted by our representative. Transfer by air-conditioned coach to your hotel for check in. Overnight in your Hotel in Cairo

Day 2: Cairo - Aswan
After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet with the days tour guide. You visit the Egyptian Museum and then the Pyramids of Giza, where you will also see the Sphinx one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You may enjoy a camel ride around the Pyramids as you contemplate the achievements of Ancient Egypt. In the evening you transfer to take the Sleeper Train to Aswan.

Dinner & overnight on board Sleeper Train

Day 3: Aawan - Kom Ombo
Breakfast will be served on board the Sleeper Train. Arrive at Aswan and transfer to your Nile cruiser. After lunch on board, you will be introduced to your guide. In the afternoon, you visit the Aswan High Dam, the Old Dam, The Granite Quarries and the Temple of Philae. The Philae Temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis, an important figure in Egyptian mythology.

Thereafter sail to Kom Ombo. After dinner, you may enjoy dancing and music.

Dinner & overnight onboard Nile Cruiser

Day 4: Kom Ombo to Edru
After breakfast, you visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. The Graeco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo consists of two separate temples, each with its own entrance, colonnades, hypostyle hall and sanctuary. The southern temple is dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, while the northern one honors Horus the falcon god.

Thereafter sail to Edfu while enjoying your afternoon tea. After an oriental dinner, you will enjoy a Galabiya and costume party.

Dinner & overnight on board Nile Cruiser

Day 5: Edfu to Luxor
After breakfast, visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Edfu was the cult center of Horus the falcon god. It is perhaps the best preserved of the ancient temples of Egypt. Two majestic granite falcons adorn the entrance and some of the walls bear reliefs depicting Horus.

Sail to Esna while having lunch on board. And then further to Luxor. After dinner enjoy a disco party.

Dinner & overnight on board Nile Cruiser

Day 6: Luxor to Cairo
After breakfast, visit the West Bank Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon.

Luxor is the highlight of the cruise. The range, magnificence and diversity of the monuments in the Luxor area is unsurpassed in all of Egypt. The Valley of the Kings is where the rulers of the period historians refer to as the New Kingdom period (BC 1550-1070) awaited the afterlife. Over 60 tombs have so far been excavated in the valley. Among the best tombs to visit are those of Ramses I, Tuthmosis III and Ramses VI. Tutankhamuns is the most famous today.

On the other side of the Valley of the Kings is the Temple of Deir el-Bahri, built by Queen Hatshepsut. The temple is very impressive from a distance and is a great place to take photos. Take more photos at the Colossi of Memnon two huge statues that are the sole legacy of the temple of Amenhotep III. You thereafter disembark for your transfer to take the Sleeping Train to Cairo

Dinner & overnight on board Sleeper Train

Day 7: Cairo to Nairobi
Breakfast will be served on board Sleeper Train. After arrival at Cairo, have a day use room in Cairo. You spend the rest of the day at leisure in Cairo, before evening transfer to Airport for your flight to Nairobi.

Day 8: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru
On arrival, meet and assist at airport and transfer to Panafric Hotel for breakfast. After breakfast drive to Lake Nakuru in time for lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge. At 15:30 hrs proceed for an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.

Lake Nakuru's claim to fame is anchored on its flamingos and there are also over 400 species of birds found here. The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley. The sight of millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species, particularly the Rothschild giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck, buffalo and baboons are all residents here.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge

Day 9: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara
Drive via the Great Rift Valley to arrive at the Maasai Mara in time for lunch at Mara Sarova Camp. 15:30 hrs go for an afternoon game drive until dusk.

The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Simba Lodge

Day 10. Maasai Mara
Early morning game drive in the Mara. Return to the lodge for breakfast. You spend the rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch at the lodge you proceed at 15:00 hrs for an afternoon game drive till dusk.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Simba Lodge

Day 11: Nairobi - end of safari
06:30 hrs Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot Air Balloon provided at extra cost. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild! If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat in a balloon is an unforgettable experience.

After breakfast return to Nairobi arriving around 13:00 hrs. Drive to Carnivore for lunch. The restaurant is famed for its game meat. After a good time at lunch, drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight back home.

Note:-
* The above prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons. A price discount is available for numbers above two persons.

* There is an option of taking Cairo - Aswan and Luxor - Cairo flights at an additional cost. Please notify us if you prefer air travel and not the Sleeper Train.
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* The above itinerary can be taken in reverse order, i.e starting with the Kenyan safari and finishing in Egypt .


Cost Includes:

In Egypt:
- 1 night in Cairo at a 5 star hotel on bed & breakfast basis
- 3 nights in 5 stars Nile Cruises - all meals included
- All transfers in the program
- Sightseeing in Cairo / Cruise with English speaking guide
- Entrance fees during sightseeing
- 2 nights on Sleeper Train Cairo - Aswan & Luxor - Cairo (including dinner & breakfast)
- Service of an English-speaking guide
- Service charge & tax

In Kenya:
]- Accommodation based on 4 and 5 star hotel accommodation
- Game drive as per the Itinerary
- Park entrance fees
- Road transport in a safari van with Pop Up roof for game viewing
- Service of an English - speaking driver guide
- 3 nights on Kenyan safari -all meals included
- All government taxes and surcharge

Excludes: Fare from Cairo to Nairobi one way is approx. USD $400 (Subject to availability)
- Tips to porters and driver guides
- Extras at the tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses
- Holiday supplements

Departures:Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

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