Grand African Tour
From Marrakech to Cairo and on to Cape Town
Experience the Best of Morocco, Egypt and South Africa
All in 21 days -
Anniversary or Honeymoon on a deluxe
Combine with Dubai and the UAE - Combine
with Tunisia and South Africa
Airfare is included from Casablanca to Cairo and
Johannesburg in BUSINESS CLASS .
Tour starts weekly on Wednesday in Casablanca , Year Round.
the three gems of Africa--Morocco, South Africa and Egypt--on this tour
to Casablanca, Marrakech.
best of Egypt , a good look at Cairo
and a 5-day cruise along the Nile, then on to South Africa. Then
embark on thrilling game drives near Botswana's remote Limpopo River
to South Africa's most cosmopolitan city on Table Bay, Cape Town, let
us introduce you to the land
South of the Limpopo
is truly an experience for those who have been dreaming to see and enjoy
the ultimate African tour from Cairo all the way to Cape Town. This
combination of cosmopolitan Cape Town , Victoria Falls, and the Safari
Adventure in Botswana is a diverse itinerary offering an array of Southern
Africa's finest travel experiences.
Compare with the 18-day version. Prefer to
start in South Africa ? please click here .
1 - MARRAKECH - Wednesday - Weekly - Year
Our international flight arrives in Marrakech. After completing customs
and immigration formalities. Our staff escorts us to our hotel, where
we enjoy a welcome warm cup of mint tea, welcome fruit basket awaits
you. Subject to availability : your accommodation will be at one of
Marrakech deluxe Riad ( Boutique hotels) or a five star hotel.
2 - MARRAKECH Thursday (B)
We board a horse-drawn carriage for a clip-clop tour of this ancient
royal capital, including the Kotoubia, a former royal palace,
and of course the labyrinthine souks (bazaars).
3 - MARRAKECH Friday (B)
breakfast in you hotel, leave to Amizmiz, 54 Kilometers from Marrakech.
On the way you will see the Oumnast Kasbah then the Lalla Takerkoust
Dam built between 1929 and 1935 with it man made lake. It will take
you about an hour to reach Amizmiz , a typical Berber village , we tour
the Kasbah and the "Mellah" (Jewish quarter). Every Tuesday an important
country market is held, where all the villagers from the area come for
their weekly shopping and gossiping. You can buy there interesting Regragra
potteries. Your guide will welcome you in his home for a traditional
Berber breakfast then you will start your hiking first through Sidi
Hossein valley to reach Tizi Oughourane. On the way you will see picturesque
landscapes of the Atlas mountains , Berber villages with their houses
built in stone and earth. After a typical lunch accompanied by mint
tea, you will come back to Amizimiz by a different itinerary and be
transferred back to busy Marrakech by late afternoon.
Dinner is included at a local home:
Meet the locals,
you may wish to bring token gifts to exchange with the host family (
T shirt , small souvenirs of your home town):
evening we'll venture where few ordinary visitors ever tread . . . right
into the homes of some of the people of Marrakech l! You'll be invited
to a family dinner, and while you enjoy wholesome home-cooked specialties,
you'll learn about and appreciate the outlook, aspirations, and way
of life of your hosts. Be assured, as curious as you may be about your
new friends, they're sure to have questions about your own background.
Once the ice is broken, you'll enjoy a lively evening, and find that
you have more in common than you ever suspected. Of course, you may
enjoy a quiet evening with your travel companions, by letting us know
4 - BY TRAIN TO CASABLANCA Saturday (BL)
"Getting there is half the fun!" We board the train for our return to
Casablanca, cruising through the lovely countryside past green
fields, fruit-laden orchards, traditional villages and modern towns,
with the lofty Atlas Mountains soaring in the distance. Our tour
escort points out interesting features, and fills us in on Moroccan
life and culture. After arriving in Casablanca, we visit the majestic
new Grand Mosque of King Hassan II, second only to the Great
Mosque at Mecca in size. We continue on a panoramic tour of the city
and its souks , we drive to the airport for our Royal Air Maroc night
flight across North Africa to Egypt: Air fare is included in Business
Class with tax included .
5 - CAIRO - Sunday (BL)
We arrive in Cairo with the dawn. Our representative greets you
at the airport and whisks you to your hotel.
Please pay the visa fee in cash upon arrival at the airport , the visa
stamp will be issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport for : Australian,
NZ, American, EU , Canadian and Japanese citizens. No photos required.
You are responsible for having your passport in order valid at least
for 6 month beyond the date of your arrival in Cairo.
We drive through the awakening city to our hotel for breakfast and
a bracing cup of coffee or tea. Then it's on with your first full day
in Egypt we show you the Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids of
Giza, the Sphinx, the Citadel of Saladin, and the
Mohammed Ali Mosque, made of alabaster. Hotel: the Cairo Conrad
, Cairo Marriott, the InterContinental or similar .
6 - ASWAN ( or Luxor) . Board your Nile Cruise Camel Caravan! Monday
We fly to Aswan and board our Nile cruiser in time for a delicious
lunch. Complimentary welcome fruit basket awaits you in your cabin.
In the afternoon we enjoy a leisurely sail by graceful felucca on the
Nile. Only for those who are interested: a short camel caravan
& ride for almost half an hour to visit a local Nubian Village.
7 - ASWAN - KOM OMBO - On Board Your Nile Cruise - Tuesday
First we tour new Nubian Museum then the awesome Aswan dams,
and next an ancient granite quarry complete with an unfinished obelisk.
Then we go by motor launch to the island temples of Philae. Re-embarking
on our Nile cruiser, we sail downstream to Kom Ombo to visit
its twin temples.
One large bottle of water is provided daily in your cabin ( per person)
, while you are on board the cruise
8 - EDFU - ESNA - On Board Your Nile Cruise -Wednesday
We moor in Edfu, climb aboard horse-drawn carriages, and clip-clop
through the town to the Temple of Horus, Egypt's best-preserved
temple. Re-embarking, we cruise to Esna and its great temple
dedicated to Khnum, the creator-god. Evening finds us in Luxor.
Cabin amenity tonight : Local Egyptian sweets or a cake for your special
9 - LUXOR- On Board Your Nile Cruise - Thursday
We tour today : the magnificent tombs in the Valley of the Kings
and the great temple of Queen Hatshepsut, we stop at the Colossi
of Memnon on the way back to our cruise. Cabin amenity : Complimentary
10 - LUXOR - CAIRO Friday (B)
The gigantic Great Temple of Amon at Karnak, and the mighty Temple
of Luxor are our goals in the morning, followed by a return flight
to Cairo. In the afternoon, wander through the city on your own,
or do your last-minute shopping.
Day 11 - Saturday -- CAIRO - Johannesburg , South Africa
representative escorts you to the airport for your
Egyptair flight very early in the morning.:
Air fare is included in Business Class with tax included .
Arrive Johannesburg in AM. You're transferred
to Mount Grace Hotel, one of the finest country hotels in South Africa.
Set in hills surrounding Rietpoort Valley, it is home to abundant bird
life, cascading waterfall, stone-age relics, and a 400-year-old olive
tree. Guests are welcomed with tasteful furnishings and impeccable service.
Mount Grace Hotel or Melrose Arch Hotel (D)
12 through 14, Sunday to Tuesday - Mashatu, Botswana
This morning, board your SAA Airlink flight to Polokwane Airport ( about
1 hour ) , upon arrival at Polokwane Airport you will board a charter
flight to the Limpopo Valley Airfield where you will be met and transferred
to the Mashatu Game Reserve. Very important to note that a 15 Kilogram
luggage limit per person is strictly enforced for all safari flights
, drive and camps . Your luggage must be soft bags . For guests who
may need to store excess luggage , you may wish to do so at Johannesburg
Airport , or better yet , travel light ) . The Mashaty Main Camp is
at the confluence of Limpopo and Shashe Rivers is Tuli Enclave, a diverse
region ranging from savannas to forests to open plains.
In open four-wheel-drive land cruisers, experienced Tswana rangers and
trackers provide guests with unequaled close-up game- viewing and photographic
Night game drives dinners overlooking lighted watering hole offer unique
views of bush life. Mashatu Main Camp (BLD)
Day 15 - Wednesday -- Cape Town
morning safari flight from Limpopo Valley Airfield to Polokwane
Airport, where you connect with the scheduled Airlink flight to"
OR Tambo " Johannesburg Airport and connect with onward flight
to Cape Town. Very
important to note that a 15 Kilogram luggage limit per person is strictly
enforced for all safari flights , drive and camps . Your luggage must
be soft bags . For guests who may need to store excess luggage , you
may wish to do so at Johannesburg Airport , or better yet , travel light
On arrival, you are transferred to the Radisson Hotel . The hotel is
located next to Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. The five stars Radisson
Hotel exudes a relaxed charm , it has the feel of a luxurious beach
hotel . Cape Town is cradled by Table Mountain , has immense charm and
Cape Town Water Front
16 - Thurs. -- Cape Point / Peninsula Tour - Group Tour
Travel coastal road that hugs the cold Atlantic Ocean to Hout Bay, a
former fishing community that is a popular residential area. But it
still retains charm of days past. Continue south to Cape Point in the
Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where the Atlantic and the Indian
oceans meet. Return along the Indian Ocean coast road. Visit a colony
of penguins at Boulders Beach. Drive through Simonstown naval base to
Kalk Bay. Visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, one of Africa's finest
gardens. Radisson Granger Bay Hotel (BL)
17 - Friday - Cape Town /Johannesburg
Fly back to Johannesburg - Hotel
choices subject to availability :
Mount Grace Hotel, Hilton Sandton or Melrose Arch Hotel.
Transfers are always included (B)
18 : Livingston - Victoria Falls - Saturday (BD)
All transfers are included. Fly to Livingston .Air fare is
included in economy class. Tax included.
Accommodations : Royal Livingston Hotel or Zambezi Sun ( BD )
Day 19 : Victoria Falls - Sunday
This master work of nature--plunging into a massive ravine
and sending up a roar of spray sufficient to sustain a rainforest around
its edge--needs little introduction. Our exciting program includes all
of the town's "musts": two nights luxury accommodations; a
guided tour of the falls and nearby artisan village and a Sundowner
cruise on the Zambezi River. This tour includes two breakfasts, airport
transfers and guided sightseeing. Accommodations : Royal Livingston
Hotel or Zambezi Sun
( BD )
20 : Victoria Falls / Johannesburg - Monday
All transfers are included as usual. Fly back to Johannesburg
Air fare is included Livingston to Johannesburg .and your hotel
: Sandton Hilton. Air fare is included in economy class. Tax included.
21 - Tuesday - Departure from Johannesburg
Early morning transfer to JNB Airport
. End of our service . Bon Voyage (B)
Remember because there is limited space on the safari vehicle,
ONE medium sized bag (soft luggage preferred) is allowed on the safari
vehicle per person, plus your carry on
per person in USD $:
in double Occupancy : $ 10,605 .00
person in USD $: in single le Occupancy : $ 12,960 .00
no triple occupancy room on Safaris.
Christmas/New Year's week, as well as Easter's season add 10% to any
of the above the rate.
/ Livingston / Johannesburg
economy class, tax included.
from Casablanca to Cairo and on to Johannesburg , in BUSINESS CLASS
with tax included
Hotel accommodation with tax & service charges.
airfares within Egypt,
in business class, tax
transfers are on a private basis as per itinerary.
Private touring on board the Nile cruise: private guide, private chauffeur
, private air-conditioned vehicle for the full cruise/shore excursions.
Deluxe Nile Cruise with all meals.
touring in Morocco and Egypt , private guide, private chauffeur ,
private air-conditioned vehicle.
menu meals including B = Breakfast, (or cB,
Continental Breakfast) L = Lunch, D
Airfare - Johannesburg - Mashatu - Johannesburg - Cape Town.
accommodations as shown in the itinerary & all hotel taxes and
hotel /airport transfers as indicated
in air-conditioned coaches
drives in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles, conducted by experienced
Tswana rangers and trackers Spotlight game drives at night
walks accompanied by experienced Tswana ranger and tracker
sightseeing, game viewing, entrance fees and park fees as indicated
in the itinerary.
international airport departure taxes.
and visa fees.
charges, and other items of a personal nature such as gratuities to
drivers and guides, porters, telephone/telex/fax charges, laundry,
Personal expenses including but not limited to beverages, laundry,
communication costs, excess baggage fees (baggage is restricted to
26 lbs (Modify as required) per person in a soft sided bag where charter
flights are included) ·
insurance (the purchase of travel insurance is recommended to
protect your investment in case of unanticipated curtailment or cancellation
of your tour).
Medical expenses, medical insurance ( passenger must show proof
of insurance or ask for the flyer to be mailed).
to drivers, guides or tour managers.
sightseeing , safari activities, meals, or other activities not
specified in the itinerary or indicated as optional.
note that tipping is discretionary, however, the following guidelines
are provided: $5-$10 per day for professional safari guides; $3-$5
per day for camp staff, e.g. waiters, housekeepers, which is a communal
tip that is shared among the staff); porters - $1; driver/guides -
$2-$5); restaurant waiters/waitresses - 10% of bill; hotel housekeeping
- $2 per day.
baggage charges, shipping charges, items of a personal
fee , for Egypt , visa may be be issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport
for : American, Australian , NZ , Canadian, EU , Singaporean , Mexicans
and Japanese citizens. You are responsible for having your passport
in order valid at least for 6 month beyond the date of your arrival
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Reviews: What other guests say about our services :
Adrian and Melina
Original Message --------
Sent: Monday, September 24,2:04 PM
We just wanted to let you know we made it back home after our weeklong
detour through Italy. Athens was fantastic. The tours were very good,
and short of heading out to the islands, I can't think of a single thing
we would have rather done while there.
Although we had an excellent time in Athens, Egypt was by far the highlight
of our entire trip, including Italy. We just can't say enough
about Ahmed, Isis, Ashraf, and all our drivers. We simply could not
have done the trip without their help. Ahmed was very professional,
courteous, and helpful, and always went out of his way to make sure
we were where we needed to be at the right time. Our Egyptologist guides,
Isis and Ashraf, were both very knowledgeable and made our visit so
much better with their endless supply of information. We wore out both
days long before they did. We will definitely try to come back to Egypt
when we have more time to spend.
Thank you so much for arranging the trip, allowing us to customize what
we needed to, and putting us in touch with such good people. And please
find attached pictures of us enjoying a camel ride. :-)
Adrian & Melina