OVERVIEW

Solos Mix

Walk in the footsteps of pharaohs as we explore the wonders of ancient Egypt and end on the rolling grasslands of the Maasai Mara. During this amazing journey with a completely unique itinerary, we'll cruise the Nile, relax on the exotic spice island of Zanzibar and enjoy amazing game drives spotting the Big 5.

ANCIENT WONDERS
Our tour starts in Cairo, where the world of ancient Egypt awaits. Here we’ll experience all the must-see sights. It’s impossible to name them all but highlights include the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings, the beautiful Luxor and Karnak temples, the iconic Sphinx, the stunning temples of Abu Simbel and the riverside temples of Kom Ombo. During our time in Egypt, we’ll also enjoy a four night Nile Cruise- a great way to travel between sightseeing!

THE SPICE ISLAND
After the wonders of Egypt, and before we experience the amazing game viewing in Kenya, we enjoy three days to relax and unwind on the exotic spice island of Zanzibar. Here you can explore the island with its rich colonial past or simply soak up the relaxed beach life.

ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS
From Zanzibar, our tour continues to Kenya. Our sightseeing takes us back to nature, as we enjoy some fantastic game drives in the Samburu and Nakuru National Parks. And just when you think it couldn’t get any better, we head on to the Maasai Mara, Kenya’s finest and most famous wildlife reserve. With its abundance of wildlife and amazing rolling grasslands, it makes for unforgettable game viewing.

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PACKAGE DETAILS
  • Ages:
    best suited 40 years+
  • Duration:
    25 Days
  • Status:
    Bookings open
  • Region:
    Africa
  • Destinations:
    Egypt, Tanzania, Kenya
  • Travel Style:
    Small deluxe group tour
  • Accomodation:
    Hotels,Ship cabins,Resort
  • Prices:
    with your own room from $16845 or share and save
  • Transport:
    Private coach,Bus,Air,Cruise,4WD vehicle
  • Pace:
    3
  • Group Size:
    maximum 12
  • Trip Code:
    zanzibar18-3
  • Terms:
    Download Terms

INCLUSIONS

  • Return economy class flights from Australia to Africa. Taxes included ^
  • 8 nights in good quality hotels (3½-4½ star)
  • 4 nights on board luxury Nile cruise ship (5 star Egyptian standard) in an outside cabin, including all meals
  • 3 nights at a Zanzibar beach resort
  • 5 nights in African lodges (4-4½ star)
  • 2 nights in a luxury tent in the heart of the Maasai Mara
  • 21 breakfasts
  • 12 lunches 
  • 15 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
  • English-speaking locally based Egyptologist guides in Egypt
  • English-speaking locally based guide in Zanzibar
  • English-speaking locally based driver/guide in Kenya (max 6 people per vehicle)
  • 2 economy class flights within Egypt
  • 3 economy class flights within Africa ^
  • Light plane flight (Nairobi to Maasai Mara) within Kenya 
  • Sightseeing as detailed by the itinerary
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding open safari 4WD)
  • Entrance fees to all national parks and reserves are included
  • Tipping Made Easy, $195pp prepaid (Egypt only)
  • Maximum of 12 travellers

^ not included with tour only package

note: tipping payable locally for Kenya & Tanzania, suggested amounts are approx. $15-$20pp US per day 

Itinerary

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore amazing Abu Simbel. These massive twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen, Nefertari.
  • Visit a Samburu village and school to learn about "a day in the life" of a Samburu woman and her children.
  • Enjoy a special bush dinner under the Masai Mara stars. 
SIGHTSEEING INCLUSIONS
Unlock the mysteries of Egypt's ancient civilisation
  • Spend 2 full days exploring Cairo, including the Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Mohammed Ali Mosque, Saladin Citadel of Cairo, the centuries-old Khan El Khalili bazaar and the Egyptian Museum, home to Tutankhamun's priceless treasures.
  • Visit Memphis and the unique Step Pyramid of Sakkara.
  • Discover the amazing temples of Karnak and Luxor which were once linked by a 3km long Avenue of Sphinxes.
  • Spend 4 nights on board a luxury cruise ship and travel down the majestic Nile River.
  • Tour the wonderfully preserved Temple of Horus at Edfu, Kom Ombo’s beautiful riverside temples, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon and the Valley of the Kings.
  • Visit the stunning temples of Ramses ll and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel.
  • Spend a relaxing afternoon on a traditional felucca sail boat.
  • Explore Aswan on a half-day tour, including the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Isis on Philae Island. 

Relax on the exotic spice island of Zanzibar.

  • Spend 2 days relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar with a local cocktail.
  • Stroll through the charming alleys of Stone Town and visit the Sultan Palace, the Old Museum and the Old Market. 

Witness Kenya’s amazing wildlife and spectacular scenery.

  • Visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, run by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick, one of the world’s most extraordinary animal rehabilitation programs.
  • Visit The Giraffe Centre, an important conservation initiative created by the ‘African Fund for Endangered Wildlife’.  Feed and get up close and personal with these majestic creatures from elevated platforms.
  • Tour the Karen Blixen Museum, presenting a glimpse of the life of Karen Blixen, an extraordinary farmer and the author of ‘Out of Africa’.
  • Discover Mount Kenya National Park, home to Africa's second highest peak, affording some of the most impressive views in east Africa.
  • Explore rugged and remote Samburu National Reserve on game drives. The reserve attracts some amazing wildlife including giraffe, buffalo, waterbuck, zebra and much more!
  • Visit a Samburu Village and school for protected Samburu women and their children.
  • Participate in a tree planting ceremony in Lake Nakuru.
  • Take a spectacular game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, a sanctuary for migratory water birds and rhinos.
  • Enjoy afternoon tea at Elsemere in Lake Naivasha, home to the late Joy Adamson, author of 'Born Free'.
  • Visit Lake Naivasha, a beautiful freshwater lake. Fringed by thick papyrus, it is one of Kenya's important horticultural areas with its yellow-barked Acacia Xanthophlea and is teeming with birdlife.
  • Spend 2 nights in a luxury tent in the heart of the Maasai Mara.
  • Experience unforgettable game drives in the Maasai Mara, Kenya’s finest and most famous reserve. With its abundance of wildlife and rolling savannahs, it makes for amazing game-viewing. Keep an eye out for millions of wildebeest and zebras which migrate here annually.
  • Enjoy an incredible bush dinner under the Maasai Mara stars.

DAY 1 – THURSDAY 22 MARCH 2018
Depart Australia

DAY 2 – FRIDAY 23 MARCH 2018
Arrive In Cairo

‘Ahlan Wa Sahlan’ to mesmerising Egypt and its capital, Cairo. Egypt's history covers more than 5,000 years and encompasses the origin of civilisation, the rise of the Greeks and Romans, the establishment of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic religions, the colonial era, and finally, a return to independence. This evening we’ll enjoy a group welcome dinner.

Meals: Dinner

DAY 3 – SATURDAY 24 MARCH 2018
Cairo

This morning we visit the last remaining wonder of the ancient world and the oldest structures in existence, the Great Pyramids of Giza! We’ll also see the nearby Sphinx, the Step Pyramid of Sakkara and the ancient capital of Memphis, where in ancient times pharaohs endured amazing tests of strength and stamina to prove they still has the power to rule.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 – SUNDAY 25 MARCH 2018
Cairo

Today we explore the lively heart of Cairo. Our first stop is the Egyptian Museum, home to the priceless treasures of Tutankhamen and many other historic artefacts. We’ll also visit the Citadel, the Mohammed Ali Mosque and explore the 14th century Khan El Khalili Bazaar, famous for both its typical and unusual souvenirs, as well as handmade crafts.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5 – MONDAY 26 MARCH 2018
Cairo - Luxor - Nile Cruise

We fly to Luxor on the banks of the Nile and visit the beautiful temples of Karnak and Luxor, linked by the impressive 3km-long Avenue of Sphinxes.

Embark Cruise: This afternoon we’ll board our luxury Nile cruise ship. Cruising the Nile is the best way to experience Upper Egypt – along the way we’ll witness local Egyptians going about their everyday lives.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 – TUESDAY 27 MARCH 2018
Nile Cruise

This morning we discover the Nile’s West Bank and explore the area known as the Necropolis of Thebes, visiting the Valley of the Kings and the imposing Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, as well as the Colossi of Memnon dedicated to the Pharaoh Amenhotep III.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 –WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH 2018
Nile Cruise

Cruising down the Nile, we stop at Edfu’s magnificent Temple of Horus, dedicated to the Falcon God. One of the best preserved temples in Egypt, it provides an excellent idea of how all the temples once looked. We’ll then visit Aswan’s impressive Kom Ombo double temple complex.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 – THURSDAY 29 MARCH 2018
Nile Cruise

This afternoon we’ll relax on an afternoon cruise along the Nile on board a traditional felucca sailboat.

Special Experience: Today we explore amazing Abu Simbel. The twin temples here were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen, Nefertari.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 – FRIDAY 30 MARCH 2018
Nile Cruise - Aswan - Cairo

Disembark Cruise: After breakfast we disembark the cruise and explore Aswan.

We’ll visit the Temple of Isis on Philae Island, once a pilgrimage place for worshippers of the goddess of Isis. We’ll also see the engineering miracle of 1960 that is the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk. This afternoon we’ll fly back to Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10 - SATURDAY 31 MARCH 2018
Cairo - Zanzibar

The day is at leisure to rest and relax or explore more of Cairo. This evening we enjoy a group dinner to farewell Egypt before our overnight flight to Zanzibar, via Doha.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11 – SUNDAY 1 APRIL 2018
Zanzibar

‘Karibu’ to the tropical spice island of Zanzibar, famous for its white sandy beaches and the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean! 

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12 – MONDAY 2 APRIL 2018
Zanzibar

This morning we explore historic Stone Town. Highlights of our tour here include the House of Wonders, Sultan’s Palace, the Old Museum - and the market, where you can shop for various local fruits and some of the spices the island is famous for.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner        

DAY 13 – TUESDAY 3 APRIL 2018
Zanzibar

Spend the day enjoying the beautiful resort at Kiwengwa Beach.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14 – WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL 2018
Zanzibar

Enjoy the day at leisure to relax and soak up the resort atmosphere, or explore some of the picturesque fishing villages that are scattered along the coastline. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15 – THURSDAY 5 APRIL 2018
Zanzibar - Nairobi

Enjoy the morning at leisure to relax or explore, before our flight to Nairobi later this afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 16 –  FRIDAY 6 APRIL 2018
Nairobi

Today we’ll visit The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, run by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick, which rescues and rehabilitates orphaned elephants and rhinos from ivory and horn poachers. We’ll then enjoy a visit to the Giraffe Centre and get up close and personal with these majestic creatures from the raised platforms. Later we’ll enjoy lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden, followed by a visit to the adjoining Museum.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 17 – SATURDAY 7 APRIL 2018
Nairobi - Mt Kenya National Park

Escaping the city, we travel to Mount Kenya National Park, home to Africa’s second-highest peak, Mount Kenya. We’ll enjoy lunch on arrival and then explore the forest on foot with a local ranger this afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 18 – SUNDAY 8 APRIL 2018
Mt Kenya National Park - Samburu National Reserve

Today we travel north through rich farming areas and cross the equator before arriving in Samburu National Reserve, famous for its spectacular game viewing. After lunch we’ll head out on our first game drive in search of some of the wildlife unique to the area – the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra and the Somali ostrich.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 19 – MONDAY 9 APRIL 2018
Samburu National Reserve

Keep an eye out for Samburu’s diverse range of wildlife including lion, buffalo and cheetahs, as well as the famous ‘red elephants of Samburu’ on morning and afternoon game drives today.

Special Experience: Visit a Samburu village and school to learn about ‘a day in the life’ of a Samburu woman and her children.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 20 – TUESDAY 10 APRIL 2018
Samburu National Reserve - Lake Nakuru National Park

We travel through part of the famous Great Rift Valley this morning. There’s a chance for us to spot the endangered black rhino in beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park today. We’ll also participate in a tree-planting ceremony at our lodge before an afternoon game drive.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 21 - WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL 2018
Lake Nakuru National Park - Lake Naivasha

Today we travel to magnificent Lake Naivasha and famous ‘Elsamere’, the home of the late Joy Adamson, author of “Born Free”. Its rich heritage and idyllic scenery make it the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea and visit the house which contains memorabilia from the “Born Free” film.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 22 – THURSDAY 12 APRIL 2018
Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara

We travel to the famous Maasai Mara, one of the world’s finest game reserves characterised by its wide open plains and rolling savannahs, dotted with the occasional tree. This afternoon we’ll enjoy a game drive, spotting elephants, giraffes, zebras, gazelles and lions!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 23 – FRIDAY 13 APRIL 2018
Maasai Mara

Our day in the Maasai Mara is devoted to discovering more of the incredible wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives.

Special Experience: This evening we’ll enjoy an unforgettable bush dinner under a beautiful blanket of stars.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 24 – SATURDAY 14 APRIL 2018
Maasai Mara - Nairobi - Australia

Today we bid farewell to Africa and begin our journey home.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 25 – SUNDAY 15 APRIL 2018
Arrive In Australia

 

Itineraries are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. IF there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

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ACCOMMODATION

HOTELS

Destination

Hotel Name

Nights of Stay

Cairo

Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel

3

Nile River Cruise

Movenpick MS Royal Lotus

2

Nile River Cruise

Movenpick MS Royal Lily

2

Cairo

Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah Hotel

1

Stone Town, Zanzibar

Tembo House Hotel & Apartment

2

Kiwengwa Beach, Zanzibar

Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa

2

Nairobi

The Lazizi Premier Hotel

2

Samburu

Samburu Game Lodge

2

Mt. Kenya

Serena Mountain Lodge

1

Lake Nakuru

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

1

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

1

Masai Mara

Sarova Mara Game Camp

2

Hotels are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.

HOTEL DESCRIPTIONS

Accommodation is subject to change and every effort is made to avoid this. However if a change does become necessary, accommodation of a similar standard will be used.  

LE MERIDIEN PYRAMIDS HOTEL, Cairo
Le Meridien Pyramids comprises elegantly decorated guestrooms. Enjoy incredible views of the majestic Pyramids of Giza from your sun lounge beside the pool. There are a variety of restaurants to choose from offering Mediterranean, International, Egyptian and Mexican food as well as 2 cafes, including a traditional Shisha cafe. Hotel amenities include dry cleaning, currency exchange, laundry, gift shops and spa services. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi (public areas); fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool. 

NOTE: You will travel on either of these vessels below.  Vessels are rotated and will not be confirmed till approximately 2 weeks prior to sailing.  Both vessels are 5 star.

MOVENPICK MS ROYAL LOTUS, Nile Cruise
The Royal Lotus cruiser has 60 cabins of approximately 22 sqm and 2 Royal Suites. You can sit and relax in comfort at the Crescent Lounge and Bar which is located on the Salon Deck and features a semi-circular bar, dance area and panoramic windows. Alternatively, the Observation Bar offers breathtaking views and is the perfect place for a sunset cocktail or mid-morning coffee and cookies. The Lotus restaurant offers many dishes from Egypt and from around the world. The Deluxe cabins are tastefully furnished and include an en-suite shower room, individually controlled air-conditioning, TV, minibar, climate control, hairdryer and telephone. There is a plunge pool linked to a jacuzzi located on the Sun Deck with sun lounges and a choice of Bedouin style low seating or large, comfortable lounges. On the third deck is a fully equipped gym which also has a Nile view. Also don't forget to sample some ice-cream from the Movenpick ice-cream bar, delicious.

MOVENPICK MS ROYAL LILY, Nile Cruise
The Royal Lily flagship cruiser comprises 56 cabins of approximately 22 sqm and 4 Royal Suites. The Deluxe cabins are tastefully decorated and include an en-suite shower room, individually controlled air-conditioning, TV, minibar, climate control and telephones. The expansive restaurant is located under the main deck and offers mouth-watering buffets featuring authentic Egyptian, international and vegetarian dishes accompanied by a selection of local and imported wines, spirits and liqueurs. The Salon Deck has large panoramic windows and a relaxing lounge which serves afternoon tea and other refreshments. There is a pool on the sundeck and a fully equipped gym and massage room. Also don't forget to sample some ice-cream from the Movenpick ice-cream bar, delicious!  

SOFITEL CAIRO NILE EL GEZIRAH HOTEL, Cairo
The Sofitel El Gezirah is a luxury hotel with a private promenade along the Nile. It is within a walking distance from the Opera house and Cairo Tower, as well as the Egyptian Museum and Khan El Khalili Bazaar. The hotel offers seven restaurants, which include Moroccan, Egyptian and international specialties. There are also five bars including the trendy Ana's bar and the library tea lounge. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; satellite TV, free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box and swimming pool. 

TEMBO HOUSE HOTEL & APARTMENTS, Stone Town
Situated in the heart of Stone Town by the picturesque seafront, Tembo House has a history like no other. It has played numerous roles in the history of Zanzibar including that of the American Consulate, while also playing host to numerous celebrities including Mahatma Ghandi and Freddie Mercury and his family who used to vacation here from time to time. In a prime location, Tembo House is the perfect place to stay while in Stone Town with major attractions and historical sites nearby. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

BLUEBAY BEACH RESORT & SPA, Kiwengwa Beach
Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is situated on a beautiful white, sandy beach on the island of Zanzibar. The Resort is set on a picturesque 30-acre site with its guestroom cottages located on rising ground overlooking verdant gardens, the public areas, the pool, over 1,000 beautiful palm trees and the sparkling white beach. 

Facilities: air conditioning; free wifi (public areas); fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities 

THE LAZIZI PREMIERE HOTEL, Nairobi
The Lazizi Premiere offers a luxurious and elegant experience, only minutes from the airport. The hotel features a contemporary café with a round the clock menu offering local and global cuisine, a coffee shop that offers the best handpicked flavors and a unique culinary experience. The property also features free WiFi, a spa centre and a year-round outdoor pool.

Facilities: free wifi; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; fitness centre.  

SERENA MOUNTAIN LODGE, Mt. Kenya
The only ‘tree hotel’ ever to be built on the slopes of Kenya’s legendary Mount Kenya, this lodge offers unrivalled game viewing whilst combining a glorious panorama of mountain vistas with an ancient rainforest. The traditionally timbered dining room is surrounded by windows and has been built on stilts so as to seemingly float above the liana-strung forest. Additionally the lodge offers a private water hole and salt lick, a rooftop viewing deck, guided forest walks, massage and beauty services and a gift shop. 

Facilities: wifi available; safe deposit box (at reception) 

SAMBURU GAME LODGE, Samburu
Samburu Game Lodge is set amongst 10 acres of pristine forest on the western bank of the Uaso Nyiro River within the Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya. This is true wilderness and home to varieties of animals and birds rarely seen in other parts of the country. Here the Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, the Reticulated giraffe and Blue Shanked Somali ostrich can all be found. All rooms are decorated using the finest materials and fabrics, with en suite bathrooms and private balconies overlooking the river. 

Facilities: wifi available; safe deposit box (at reception); outdoor swimming pool 

SAROVA LION HILL GAME LODGE, Lake Nakuru
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic views of the lake and picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park. The lodge is cleverly laid out in such a way that most rooms and sitting areas offer stunning views of the lake and the park. 

Facilities: free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities 

LAKE NAIVASHA SOPA LODGE, Lake Naivasha
Set on 200 acres of Lake Naivasha’s southern shortline in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, this resort blends in perfectly with its natural surroundings and even has resident giraffe. Being one of Kenya’s most upmarket destinations, it is the ideal base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and nearby National Parks and wildlife sanctuaries. 

Facilities: wifi available; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities 

SAROVA MARA GAME CAMP, Maasai Mara
The rolling plains around this luxury camp are teeming with wildebeest, gazelles and zebras during the migration months. The camp offers an unparalleled plethora of activities and experiences from luxury tented living to bird-watching, sport fishing and a unique insight into the Maasai culture. The camp offers spacious luxurious tents constructed in canvas with large windows, wooden flooring and a permanent roof. All have en-suite bathrooms with large mirrors, hot and cold running water and showers. All tents offer spectacular views and have a large wooden deck with a comfortable day bed, chairs and table to enjoy the tranquil and relaxing surrounds while you listen to the natural sounds of nature. 

Facilities: free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

  

Hotel descriptions are taken from hotel provided information and edited to suit our page.

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PRICES

THE ‘SOLO TRAVELLER SAVING’

SAVE an additional $75 with our ‘Solo Traveller Saving’ (STS)

In addition to any other savings, when you book this tour with your own room and also the airfare with us, we include a $75 saving on your total package price.  Offer is not available when you book to share a room.

 

Prices per person (in AUD)

Your Own Room

Standard: Tour & Airfare Package

 $16945

Tour Only (excludes international flights)

 $15040

OTHER PRICE INFORMATION:

SHARE & SAVE
If you are happy to share with a roommate of the same gender, save $1850 on package prices above that include your own room (not sharing).

TOUR & AIRFARE PACKAGE
* International airfare ex Australia is valid from: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth. Once the ticket is issued penalties are incurred for changes, and in some cases airfares may be non-refundable. Reservation are made in the name you provide to us with your booking form – this name must match your passport. Failure to provide your name as per your passport may result in an invalid ticket.

TOUR ONLY OPTION
The tour only option excludes international flights to tour starting city, Cairo and departure city, Nairobi. Also, international flights between African countries are not included. Only the internal flights within Egypt, and one internal flight Nairobi to Maasai Mari, Kenya are included with the tour only option.

If you opt for the tour only option you must obtain from us in writing the flights you need to book to ensure your arrivals and departures coincide with the group airport transfers for the itinerary.

DAY/DATE VARIATIONS:
Due to airline flight schedules and availability, day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure. If additional nights of stay are required, the cost of any additional night/s of stay applies.

TAXES & FUEL COSTS, AND SURCHARGES:
The tour and airfare package includes air taxes to the value of $500.
Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies are shown as a guide only. At the time final monies are due the amount for the airline tax & fuel surcharge will be updated if there has been any change.

An airfare supplement may apply depending on airline availability and departure cities, and this would be advised with your quote. 

EARLY BIRD, TERMS & CONDITIONS:
To be eligible for the early bird savings you need to book and pay the deposit to secure your booking, and make any progress payment by the nominated date, as per the booking terms.

UPGRADING ECONOMY FARE TO BUSINESS CLASS FARE WITH POINTS
The airfare included in a package, or otherwise purchased separately may not allow the use of flyer points to upgrade. However, there is the option of paying a surcharge where we would book the airfare which does allow you to upgrade. The surcharge can be quoted at time of requesting quote and is subject to availability.

ACCRUING FREQUENT FLYER POINTS
The airfare offered may not permit frequent flyer points to be accrued. If you wish to accrue frequent flyers points please check with us at the time of booking. We will advise the status and if any airfare supplement applies to book an airfare class that permits the accrual of frequent flyer points.

PRICE INFORMATION
Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change.  

Not included: 

  • Airfares
  • Airport Transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa fees
  • Any tips or porterage at airports, hotels, drivers & local staff
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications  
ROOMMATE MATCH 

Roommate matching is optional. On your request and subject to availability, we will match you with another group member (same gender) so that you can share a room and take advantage of the twin share price.

Reduced Single Supplement:
If we are not able to offer you a roommate match, a 'Reduced Single Supplement' price will be offered. This represents a $300 saving on the standard single supplement price. Alternatively, you have the option to decline and receive a full refund of your tour deposit.

If you are not prepared to pay for a Reduced Single Supplement we recommend you should not pay for the airfare until you have a guaranteed roommate match and this is advised by us in writing.

This supplement becomes due after we finalise the group and before departure.  The Reduced Single Supplement offer only applies to bookings secured with a deposit by Wednesday 20 December 2017.

Please note: if a roommate becomes available after receiving advice of a Reduce Single Supplement rate, your booking automatically reverts to the twin share price and any monies paid for the Reduced Single Supplement will be refunded.

GETTING THERE

Arrive to:  Cairo, Egypt
Depart from:  Nairobi, Kenya 

TRANSFERS
When you travel on the group flights transfers on arrival and departure are included as part of your package.

When you travel on other dates or not with the group flight additional charges apply for airport transfers on arrival and departure

HOTEL CHECK IN /CHECK OUT TIMES
Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure. 

Early Check In
If your flight arrives well in advance of the hotel check in time, then we recommend travellers consider booking an additional night at the hotel the evening prior to guarantee a morning check-in. Early check in without payment can be requested, and is at the discretion of the hotel, but cannot be guaranteed. 

Late Check Out
If your flight departs after the hotel check out time we recommend that you make an enquiry with us about securing a late check out with payment.  Some hotels will require payment in full of the next night of stay while others may have a rate for a late check out such as a payment to extend check out until 6pm as an example. 

Late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed.

FLIGHT ITINERARY

Ex. Sydney
EK413     22 MAR                  SYDNEY DUBAI     21:45     05:15+1
EK927     23 MAR                  DUBAI CAIRO        08:10     10:25
EK720     14 APR                   NAIROBI  DUBAI   16:35     22:40
EK414     15 APR                   DUBAI SYDNEY      02:15     22:05 

 

Some information from this page has been sourced from other websites, including the Airport information. Content is provided as a guide only. 

DETAILS

This page contains the details about the trip not already explained on other pages.

TRIP AVAILABILITY
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Tour space is limited. Also, many services on this tour must be booked well in advance. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience. 

FELLOW TRAVELLERS  
You will enjoy this small group experience with a maximum group size of 12 travellers. This tour has been selected as a popular option for solo travellers, however the tour group is not exclusively for solo travellers.

THE PACE  [3 out of 5]
To get the most from your tour you will need a good level of fitness and mobility and an open mind. Travelling through Africa is mainly done by road. A high percentage of roads are not sealed and most tracks within national parks are dirt roads. Some travel days are also very long. Per tour, you will find a list of the different vehicle types used. Most excursions are by 4WD so if you suffer from a back condition we highly recommend that you consult your doctor before booking. If you wear contact lenses we recommend bringing glasses as well, in case of irritation caused by dust.

You should be able to: walk at least 3.5km or 2-3 hours on uneven ground, without a walking aid; climb short, steep hills; be prepared to board small boats; and also carry your own bags as porter services may not always be available.

Passengers who are 70 and over will be required to obtain a doctor’s clearance before travelling.

ABOUT THE MEALS    
It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

Please be sure to advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. We always do our best to accommodate special diet needs and in most cases, special dietary needs can be met. However, in some destinations the variety of choice for certain special diets may be limited. If you are concerned please check with us before you book.

TOUR GUIDE/S
This is a private group tour with a local guide and driver and Egyptologist guides in Egypt. Your tour guide/s are there to assist with group arrangements and to act as the liaison for all tour services.

TRANSPORT
Coach, plane, Nile River Cruise, felucca sailboat, 4WD safari vehicle and light aircraft

LUGGAGE INFORMATION AND RESTRICTIONS
Because of the limited storage space in light aircraft and safari vehicles in Africa, please note the following luggage restrictions for this tour.

  • A soft bag is required
  • There is a maximum weight of 15kg per person 

ABOUT MOBILE PHONE USE / INTERNET  (INTERNATIONAL TRIPS)
Some of the hotels throughout your stay will offer wifi, however when in more remote parts, the service may be limited or not available. 

 

Since 2006
We've already racked up over 11 years of experience creating and delivering the best ever holidays for solo travellers. As a boutique tour operator, we delight in detail, delivering personal service and finding your next best memory.
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