Grand tour of Egypt and Zambia
North Africa to the Heart of Africa : Here's the best of Egypt and Zambia
in 20 days
good look at Cairo and a 5-day cruise along the Nile.
And in Zambia : you will get to discover the awesome power and beauty
of Victoria Falls through a wide choice of activities such as micro
lighting over the falls, bargain in the local market,
enjoy game viewing in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, and a cultural tour
of Livingstone including a visit to the museum and the Maramba village.
You will venture to the remote Lower Zambezi National Park during your
Zambia safaris, a rich, water sanctuary for great herds of elephant,
buffalo and impala, as well as warthog, zebra, baboon, lion and hyena.
You will get to spend four nights in South Luangwa National Park, a
premier wildlife sanctuary of primeval forest and lush savanna stretching
hundreds of miles.
In Zambia you will stay in distinctive and stylish lodges and tented
camps for an exceptional African adventure. You may wish to try your
hand at angling for tiger fish in the Lower Zambezi or game viewing
Locally Escorted . Tour Starts weekly in Cairo - Year Round
. We have even included all the tips
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here for Egypt in a 10 day edition with 2 nights hotel stay in Luxor
or Aswan . Add Spain and
Egypt : with an extended
stay in Sharm El Sheikh - 13 Day Version
1 - CAIRO- Weekly on Thursday- Year Round
Our representative greets you at the airport and whisks you to your
hotel. Private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur. Visa fee
is included and will be issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport for : Australian,
NZ, American, EU , Canadian, Singaporean & Japanese citizens. You
are responsible for having your passport in order valid at least for
6 month beyond the date of your arrival in Cairo. Private transfer:
private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur
Egyptian visa will be issued upon arrival in Cairo .
As you exit the gate, you will pass through a door or two , down some
stairs , then walk for 2-5 minutes , until you pass the duty free shops,
at the end of a wide corridor , you will see the security officers.
There you will be met by a local representative, who will be holding
a sign with your name .
Our local representative will then take your passport to obtain a stamp
from the cashier / bank window and escort you to speak with the passport
officer. He will escort you through another last check on your passport
as you exit the passport control, into customs area, he will assist
you in collecting your luggage and clearing customs . After exiting
the terminal, our local representative will escort you (private air
conditioned vehicle) to the hotel : Grand Hyatt or similar
2 - CAIRO (BL) - Friyday
On your first full day in Egypt we show you the Egyptian Museum,
including the "Mummies Room" , the Pyramids of Giza,
the Sphinx, lunch is included at a charming local restaurant.
Private tour: private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur . Private
3 - LUXOR ! Board your Nile Cruise (BLD) - saturday - Private Shore
We fly to LUXOR ( or Aswan) ,
in Luxor we proceed to cross the Nile to the West Bank :
We tour today as the magnificent tombs in the Valley of the Kings
including Tut-Ank-Amon's tomb and the great temple of Queen Hatshepsut,
we stop at the Colossi of Memnon on the way back to our cruise.
and board our Nile cruiser in time for a delicious lunch. Complimentary
welcome fruit basket awaits you in your cabin .The gigantic Great
Temple of Amon at Karnak, and the mighty Temple of Luxor
are our goals in the afternoon. We'll return in time for the afternoon
tea served on deck. You'll have a chance to explore your ship before
dinner. Private tourr: private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur
. Private Egyptologist
4 - LUXOR , EDFU- On Board your Nile Cruise (BLD)
sail to Esna to go through the locks , and on to Edfu where we
dock for the night. In the evening , we'll celebrate in Egyptian style,
dressed in galabias, the flowing national costume, a galabya will
be delivered to your cabin with our compliments) Private tourr:
private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur . Private Egyptologist
5 - EDFU, KOM OMBO- On Board your Nile Cruise (BLD)
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 on our Nile cruiser, we enjoy lunch
as we sail further south upriver .
We disembark downstream at Kom Ombo to visit its twin temples
of Haroeris, the sun god, and Sobek, the crocodile god, the continue
our voyage to Aswan, while we party after dinner with music & dance.Private
tourr: private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur . Private
6 - CAMEL CARAVAN, NUBIAN VILLAGE , ASWAN- On Board your Nile Cruise
First we tour Aswan dams, then on to the 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
temple of Philae , dedicated to the Ancient Goddess ISIS : The
Mystery of Isis : Two millennia ago the Mediterranean world was enthralled
by the mystery of Isis:
Isis, am all that has been, that is or shall be; no mortal man hath
ever seen me unveiled."
Aset by the ancient Egyptians, the goddess was a Madonna in the Mediterranean
tradition that stretches far, far back to the primitive Mother Goddess
from Anatolia, home to some of the oldest human communities on earth.
was the powerful and quick-witted protector of her son Horus, the Sun
God. Ancient peoples throughout the Mediterranean regarded Isis and
Horus as the perfect Madonna and Child. Another legend says she was
also the mother of the fertility god Min who, judging from the depiction
of him on temple walls, needed no help from Viagra!
In the afternoon we enjoy a leisurely sail by graceful felucca on the
For those who are interested : a short camel caravan & ride is included
to visit a local Nubian Village.
farewell dinner this evening is a buffet of Egyptian specialties, followed
by a show featuring oriental performers, including of course a belly
dancer. Private tourr: private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur
. Private Egyptologist
7 - Disembark from your Nile Cruise - ASWAN , CAIRO (B)
Board our return flight to Cairo. In the afternoon, wander through
the city on your own, or do your last-minute shopping.
complimentary 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 Cairo 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
your preferences. Private tourr: private air-conditioned vehicle, private
chauffeur . Private Egyptologist. Sample Hotels : J.W . Marriott, Sonesta
, Grand Hyatt or similar
DAY 8 - CAIRO- Departure For South Africa ( you need a visa for South
Africa - please check the South African Consulate's web site )
Our representative escorts you to the airport for your flight to South
Africa, on Egyptair or South African Airways. Business class air is
included in our rate .
some cases : Egyptair flight leaves in the evening . In which case,
with our compliment we will provide :
morning tour of the treasure filled Egyptian Museum. Then maybe a treasure
hunt expedition through the narrow alleys of the legendary Khan El Khalili
tourr: private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur . Private
Before heading back to the hotel to get ready for your transfer to the
airport . Your room at the hotel is kept until it is time for your transfer.
Evening transfer to the airport , flying in business class , air fare
is included in our rate , tax included .
9: Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa
Arrive in Johannesburg, where you meet a Big Five representative, who
escorts you to your elegant hotel. Grace Rosebank
10 : Johannesburg / Livingstone, Zambia
This morning, you board your flight ( included in economy class , tax
included) to Livingstone, Zambia. On arrival, a representative takes
you to your secluded retreat –ten luxury tree houses built into
the living canopy of giant ebony trees lining the riverbank. Sussi Lodge
11 : Livingstone & Victoria Falls
Today, you have a full menu of inclusive activities to choose from,
according to your interests. A guided tour features the falls and rainforest
on the Zambian side. A game drive takes you into Mosi-oa-Tunya National
Park. Enjoy a cultural tour of Livingstone, including a visit to the
museum and the Maramba village. Or, you may select an optional, high
adventure activity such as a helicopter flight over the falls. Sussi
12: Livingstone / Lower Zambezi National Park
Fly to the Lower Zambezi National Park on the edge of the Zambezi River.
On arrival at the private airstrip, you transfer to your safari camp
by road and boat. The remote Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia is
relatively undeveloped and lies opposite Zimbabwe’s famed Mana
Pools Reserve. Chiawa Camp (B,L,D)
13 - 14 : Lower Zambezi National Park
Wake to the beautiful river setting under the shade of ancient mahogany
trees. Activities at this luxurious camp include day and night drives
in open 4 x 4 vehicles, game viewing by pontoon boat, nature walks with
professional armed rangers, sunset boat cruises, and fishing for the
infamous tiger fish on a catch and release basis. A highlight at the
camp is game viewing by canoe, which enables you to glide silently among
animals, especially elephant, gathered a long riverbanks or at watering
holes. Chiawa Camp (B,L,D)
15 : Lower Zambezi National Park / South Luangwa National Park
After a final early-morning game activity, you transfer back to the
airstrip to board your charter aircraft to South Luangwa National Park,
one of Africa's best wildlife sanctuaries. Settle into your renowned
safari camp. Here, you need not go far to begin your game viewing! From
the thatched dining room and bar, you see elephant, hippo and antelope
on the riverbanks. Tena Tena (B,L,D)
16: South Luangwa National Park
You can track game in 4 x 4 open safari vehicles, but it is
the walking safari for which the region is famed. The concept of safari
on foot was started and perfected in this area, and camps here still
set the standard. Expert guides lead you through the bush to observe
animals at incredibly close range. You may meet elephant, many species
of antelope, as well as buffalo, kudu, zebra, Thornycroft's giraffe
and wildebeest. The park is known for plentiful leopard sightings. Tena
17: South Luangwa National Park
After a final early-morning game activity, you are escorted to Nsefu
Camp, also on the Luangwa River. With superb views, Nsefu was the first
photographic safari camp in Zambia, and dates back to the early 1950s.
Begin game viewing this afternoon. Nsefu Camp (B,L,D)
18: South Luangwa National Park
The Nsefu Sector has long been recognized for its phenomenal
game. Your focus today is centered on day and night game drives in especially
adapted open safari vehicles as well as game walks. Between drives,
relax and enjoy views of the river and the animals grazing near the
camp. You also have an opportunity to visit Kawaza village to learn
about life in an African village. Nsefu Camp (B,L,D)
19 : South Luangwa / Lusaka / Johannesburg
Leave the wilds of Zambia to fly via Lusaka to Johannesburg. After check-in
to your hotel, the remainder of the day is at leisure (subject to flight
schedules). Grace Rosebank (B)
20: Johannesburg / Departure
Transfer to Johannesburg International Airport for your international
Discover the awesome power and beauty of Victoria Falls through a wide
choice of activities such as micro lighting over the falls, bargaining
in the local market, game viewing in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, and
a cultural tour of Livingstone including a visit to the museum and the
- Venture to the remote Lower Zambezi National Park during your Zambia
safaris, a rich, water sanctuary for great herds of elephant, buffalo
and impala, as well as warthog, zebra, baboon, lion and hyena.
- Spend four nights in South Luangwa National Park, a premier wildlife
sanctuary of primeval forest and lush savanna stretching hundreds of
- Stay in distinctive and stylish lodges and tented camps for an exceptional
- Try your hand at angling for tiger fish in the Lower Zambezi or game
viewing by canoe.
bookings are subject to availibility
WAIVERS FOR CLIENTS TRAVELLING TO ZAMBIA
( Vlaid for a limited number of Nationalities such as USA, Canada, EU
etc. when in doubt please call the Zambian Embassy or Consulate near
Please ask about a visa waiver, we will send your passport details to
the hotel to have the names put on the manifest. We are only able to
offer this service for a single entry visa. It is important to note
that this is not a guaranteed service and is up to the discretion of
passport control to charge your clients for a visa. As long as you allow
us at least 45 days in advance to get your legible passport scan ( the
For multiple entry visa , you will need to contact a Visa Company, or
the consulate about any necessary visas details . In order for us to
send your passport details to the hotel we will require the following
information from your passport info page scan to be legible :
Full names as per the passport they will be traveling on / Nationality
/ Passport number / Date of Issue / Date of Expiry and Date of Birth.
person in USD
class Flights within Egypt
Business Class Flight to South Africa
Hotels. Nile Cruises
Dec 20 - Jan 3 , Easter , please add % 25 supplement to any of the
Cruise ( or similar : M/S Monaco ( suite) , Mojito ( Suite) , Sonesta
Star Goddes ( different sailing day of the week) ,MS Nile Vision
, MS Radamis II, or Movenpick Royal Lotus
MS Moon Goddess , the new Sonesta MS Star Goddess ( all cabins with
Balconies ), on the ultra deluxe Amarco
( All Suites )
domestic airfares and transfers within Egypt and in between Egypt
, South Africa and Zambia , taxes included
water ( one per person) delivered to your cabin daily while you are
on board the cruise.
or coffee /bottled water with each meal while on board the cruise.
accommodation with tax & service charges.
fee , visa will be issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport for : American,EU
, Canadian & Japanese citizens. You are responsible for having
your passport in order valid at least for 6 month beyond the date
of your arrival in Cairo.
Nile Cruise with all meals & shore excursions.
welcome fruit basket awaits you in your cabin.
galabya on board the cruise for the costume party.
menu meals including B = Breakfast, (or cB, Continental Breakfast)
L = Lunch, D = Dinner .
guided sightseeing as per itinerary including all entrance fees.
hotel and xampo accommodation aslisted , including tax
here for the 14 -day edition with one week in Hurgada or El Gouna
on the Red Sea:
Come True" tour. 14 days , Cairo and the Pyramids. A Nile
Cruise of course, and a beach resort at Hurgada or El Gouna,
on the Red Sea. Including the welcome Zaffa (procession that will
resemble an Arabian/Egyptian wedding party) with a troupe of dancers
and musicians dressed with the Egyptian typical clothes, welcoming
guests by singing and dancing Egyptian Folklore).