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Cape to Cairo 2019

16 days with African Travel, Inc.   Rating: Deluxe

Itinerary
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Day 1 Arrive Cape Town, South Africa
With a warm welcome upon your arrival you will be transferred to the historic Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel located at the foot of Table Mountain. Unwind in one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world.
 
Day 2 Cape Town
The "Mother City" has so much to offer with its rich history and incredible beauty. An array of experiences and attractions are at your doorstep, from galleries and museums, to gardens and markets. The day is at leisure to explore and indulge. (B)
 
Day 3 Cape Town
Spend your day exploring the stunning Cape Peninsula. Drive past the sparkling beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton. Wind your way along legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive to the rocky seascapes of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Continue along the coast to the delightful penguin colony at Boulders Beach. (B)
 
Day 4 Cape Town
Today’s sojourn takes you to the beautiful Franschhoek winelands valley. This is the food and wine heartland of South Africa. Discover wine farms and estates dating back 300 years to the French Huguenots, each with their own story to tell. Stroll through the picturesque little village, and enjoy lunch on a wine farm surrounded by old oak trees. (BL)
 
Day 5 Cape Town / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Continue by air to Zimbabwe to experience the magic that is Victoria Falls. An Idyllic riverside retreat is the perfect setting from which to visit the region’s top attractions and activities. (BLD)
 
Day 6 Victoria Falls
The morning begins with a sunrise safari drive to find and photograph the private reserve's wild inhabitants including buffalo, giraffe and elephant, just to name a few. This afternoon, experience the wonder of the mighty Victoria Falls, followed by high tea at a historic hotel. (BLD)
 
Day 7 Victoria Falls
Canoe along the banks of the river, taking in the marvels of this spectacular sanctuary which is home to crocodiles, hippos and a dazzling array of birds. Later this evening, watch the sun set as you float along the reserve's private stretch of the Zambezi. (BLD)
 
Day 8 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe / Nairobi, Kenya
Fly to East Africa, and the bustling city of Nairobi. You are transferred to your boutique hotel, set in a private giraffe sanctuary. (BD)
 
Day 9 Nairobi / Maasai Mara
After breakfast with the resident Rothschild giraffes, fly to the fabulous Maasai Mara. Meet your ranger and take off on an afternoon drive. The Maasai Mara never fails to deliver extraordinary wildlife sightings. It is the presence of the Big Five and a huge supporting cast of mammals, reptiles and bird life that makes this an unforgettable wildlife destination. Return to camp for sundowners and a sumptuous dinner. (BLD)
 
Day 10 Maasai Mara
Every day in the Maasai Mara is different, and each day is tailor-made with complete flexibility. Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing in open safari vehicles. Go on a guided walk with Maasai naturalists and learn the traditional ways of the Maasai people. BLD
 
Day 11 Maasai Mara
Embrace the languid rhythm of the bush. Enjoy intimate picnics on the top of a hill overlooking the Mara. Spend time in the craft center and learn the wonderful art of beading from skilled Maasai ladies, or simply sit down for a chat. (BLD)
 
Day 12 Maasai Mara / Nairobi
After one final adventure into the wilderness, enjoy breakfast before flying back to Nairobi. Browse and shop at the local curio markets and galleries before continuing to your airport hotel. (BL)
 
Day 13 Nairobi, Kenya / Cairo, Egypt
Upon your early arrival in Egypt’s historic capital, you’ll be welcomed and transferred to your ideally-situated hotel with views of the Great Pyramids. (B)
 
Day 14 Cairo
After breakfast, meet your Egyptologist and depart for a day of exploration of the ancient capital of Memphis. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing, and be awed by the enormity of the Great Sphinx. (BL)
 
Day 15 Cairo
Meet your Egyptologist for further exploration of historic Cairo. Visit the Citadel complex and the 13th-century Sultan Hassan Mosque. Peruse the ancient exhibits of the Egyptian Museum, including the famous collection of King Tutankhamun and the Mummies Room. (BL)
 
Day 16 Cairo / Depart
Your Cape to Cairo adventure comes to an end today as you are transferred to the airport. (B)
All This Included
This comprehensive adventure features the most sought-after highlights on the African continent including the cosmopolitan sights of Cape Town, the grandeur of Victoria Falls and the mighty Zambezi River, the endless game viewing opportunities in Kenya’s Maasai Mara and the towering Great Pyramids of ancient Egypt.
  • Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners as indicated (BLD)
Accommodations
Cape Town: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Victoria Falls: Matetsi Victoria Falls
Nairobi: Giraffe Manor, Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport
Masai Mara National Reserve: Angama Mara
Cairo: Marriott Mena House, Cairo
Notes
  • Surcharges Apply Apr 14 - 28, Dec 20 - Jan 05.
  • Internal airfare: economy class from $1,950 per person.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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