Cape to Cairo: The ultimate journey of a lifetime

Cape to Cairo: The ultimate journey of a lifetime

Great Safaris, in cooperation with Goway Travel, designed the ultimate luxury tour spanning the eastern side of Africa, from Cape Town in the south to Cairo in the north. Travel through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Egypt on this epic 32-day journey that allows travelers to experience Africa in a way many only dream of: this is luxury travel at its finest.

Travelers will land in Cape Town, South Africa, where they will receive an escort upon arrival who will assist through immigration, baggage claim and customs. After a lovely evening in Cape Town, including a welcome cocktail party in “the Kraal”, passengers will board the Rovos Rail Edwardian Train, the most luxurious train in the world. See and feel the magic of South Africa while being swept through the countryside, enjoying gourmet meals with award-winning wines and spirits, served by an incredible, attentive staff. Guests will pass through and tour stunning, historic locations along the route, including Matjiesfontein, Kimberley, Pretoria, Victoria Falls and Kasama among others.

Safari-goers will delight in the pure abundance of spectacular wildlife they will encounter on game drives in numerous game reserves and national parks across the continent, including Madikwe Reserve, Hwange Reserve, Selous Reserve, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park and Volcanoes National Park.

Travelers will disembark the Rovos Rail in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and board a Coastal Aviation flight headed toward several breathtaking stops in Tanzania; on to Rwanda for a city tour and gorilla trekking; then finally to Ethiopia to witness and learn about the awe-inspiring monolithic churches built in the 12th century.

On Day 27, travelers will reach Cairo, Egypt, getting the opportunity to check off bucket-list items such as the Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as spend time touring Cairo’s Egyptian museum, citadel, mosque and bazaar.

The last few days of this fabulous journey will be spent on a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor aboard the Sonesta St.George, a deluxe floating hotel. Come ashore for incredible excursions to ancient temples, preserved monuments, notable towns and other areas of historical importance.

Great Safaris’ Cape to Cairo tour is unlike any other luxury tour available. After 32 days of exploring eight countries, discovering countless sites and meeting amazing new friends, travelers will fly home with memories to last a lifetime.

“If you can only visit two continents in a lifetime, visit Africa twice.” - Robert Elliott

The one-time departure date for this tour is Jan. 15, 2016. This is a small group tour with no more than 24 travelers. For more information about this journey and other Great Safaris’ tours, visit or call 800-409-7755 to speak to a safari expert.

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