African Nile Safari
14 Day African Safaris begins in Cairo
and continues through the Heart of Africa
Pyramids - circa 1920 , before building the High Dam, the Nile flood water
used to reach the Giza Plateau
is truly an experience for those who have been dreaming to see and enjoy
the ultimate African Safari at an affordable price. This combination of
cosmopolitan Cairo and the Safari Adventure is a diverse itinerary offering
an array of Egypt's & Kenya's finest travel experiences.
the luxurious New Stanley in Nairobi, travel on safari to the Aberdare
Mountains and spend an evening of all night game viewing at the world
famous tree hotel - The Ark. Thereafter, experience luxury tented accommodations
at Sweetwaters Tented Camp on the privately owned Ol Pejeta Ranch. These
luxury tents with ensuite facilities have showers with plenty of hot water
and modern flush toilets. Explore the flamingo-lined shores of Lake Nakuru
from the unique Lion Hill Lodge. Finally, safari to the grand spectacle
of East Africa -- the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The Sarova Mara Tented
Camp is our base camp to venture out onto the rolling Savannah plains
teeming with large populations of Africa's finest game. Join us on and
experience Cairo & Kenya the way it was meant to be seen -- in the most
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.
1 -The First Thursday of each and every month - JFK ( year round)
Board Egyptair wide body jet at JFK. Dinner served on board. Over night
across the Atlantic.
Egyptair wide body jet at JFK. Dinner served on board. Over night across
For Egyptair Business class , this is only available from JFK
flying from West Coast cities : SFO, LAX, SAN , SEA for example will be
on board Lufthansa or British Airways or France, flying non -stop to Europe
then onward to Cairo , but in economy class, there is no business class
special deal from the West Coast.
2 - Friday - CAIRO
Arrive at Cairo Airport. Our ground staff will meet you at the airport.
A welcome fruit basket with our compliments awaits you at your room at
Sample Hotel: Ramses Hilton , Meridien , Sheraton, Sonesta
, Grand Hyatt , J. W. Marriott or similar. Visa fee may be issued upon
arrival for a limited number of nationalities such as : American, Mexican,
Australian, E U , Canadian, Korean , Singaporean and Japanese. Your passport
must be valid at least for 6 month beyond the date of arrival, please
pay the $ 15 ( subject to change ), upon arrival, no photo required.
3 - The Mighty Pyramids of : DAHSOUR and Abu Sir - HOME HOSTED MEAL
After breakfast, we'll motor to the edge of Cairo, and deep into Giza.
to Dahshour, the newly-opened pyramid field south of Cairo. We
visit the great pyramid of Senfru, father of Cheops, and other structure:
The "Discovery" of Dahshour: For almost half a century, the great
field of huge pyramids near the desert village of Dahshour, 25 miles south
of Cairo, has been off limits to the public. Confined within the perimeter
of a military base were many pyramids, including the great 4500-year-old
pyramid built by Senfru, father of Cheops. Senfru's pyramid, the largest
in Egypt until his son built Giza's Great Pyramid, is rhomboidal in shape:
it tapers more distinctly on its upper half. All the pyramids were coated
in thick plaster at one time. Most have lost these protective, decorative
sheaths, but Senfru's--miraculously--is still in place.
Lunch is included at a local restaurant , then we head to Abu Sir , tour
its Pyramids, then head back to Al-Harania and your hotel.
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 ! 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.
4 - SUNDAY / CAIRO / Nairobi Flying Business Class (BLD)
American or buffet breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we tour the
treasure filled Egyptian Museum. Lunch is included at a charming local
restaurant. Afternoon tour of Saladin's Citadel, Mohamed Ali Alabaster
Mosque and a leisurely walk through the narrow alleys of the legendary
Khan El Khalili Bazaar district. Before heading back to the hotel for
dinner. Your room at the hotel is kept until it is time for your
transfer. Evening transfer to the airport to board Egyptair flight
for Nairobi, flying in business class , air fare is included in our rate
, tax included .
DAY 5 - MONDAY / ARRIVE NAIROBI
Morning arrival in Nairobi. Our tour manager will meet and transfer us
to the elegant New Stanley Hotel, located in the heart of the city center.
The remainder of the day is at leisure for shopping, relaxation or optional
city tours. This evening, our safari briefing. New Stanley Hotel
6 - TUESDAY / ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK
Safari life begins as we head towards the highlands. After lunch at the
Aberdare Country Club, we'll head deep into the Aberdare Mountains to
The Ark which is situated in a fairyland forest. Stay up all night if
you wish game viewing from the observation decks or underground bunker.
Situated beside a floodlit water hole and natural salt lick, a constant
parade of wildlife will visit throughout the night. There is absolutely
no limit to the number of animals we'll see. Birds and bushbuck are joined
by elephant, buffalo, rhino, hyena, forest hog or leopard. The Ark (B,L,D)
7 - WEDNESDAY / OL PEJETA RANCH
After breakfast we're off to the Ol Pejeta Ranch - an 110,000 acre private
ranch which encompasses a rich terrain of plains, low hills and forest.
Each of our luxury tents has a private verandah and overlooks a floodlit
water hole. Many different species can be seen here, including the reticulated
giraffe, buffalo, elephant, zebra, leopard, and oryx. Schedule optional
visits to the chimpanzee sanctuary, camel rides or nature walks. This
evening holds a special treat -- a night game drive to search for the
elusive leopard and other night animals. Sweet waters Tented Camp (B,L,D)
8 - THURSDAY / LAKE NAKURU PARK
Today, we travel through serene farmlands to Thompson's Falls and then
on to Lake Nakuru. This is one of the world's most important bird sanctuaries.
Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake and boasts enormous flocks of pastel
flamingos, as well as other bird species. Lake Nakuru National Park is
a lush green park and home to many species including reedbuck, bushbuck,
wart hog, leopard, and the rare Rothschild giraffe. It has also been designated
a rhino sanctuary. Lion Hill Lodge (B,L,D)
9- FRIDAY / MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
After breakfast, we drive to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya's most
spectacular wildlife sanctuary. This is big game country and our home
for the next two nights. The Masai Mara has been long-famed as one of
Africa's greatest concentrations of game. Staggering numbers of plains
game are found here, which in turn support a tremendous predator population.
During our afternoon game run, we have opportunities to see herds of impala,
giraffe, elephant, topi, buffalo, wart hog, as well as lion, cheetah,
and leopard. Mara Sarova Tented Camp (B,L,D)
10- SATURDAY / MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Our schedule today includes pre-breakfast and late afternoon game drives.
We shall travel across the rolling Savannah's to rendezvous with the Mara
residents: herds of buffalo, wildebeest, hartebeest, impala, and gazelle.
Near the riverain woodland, large numbers of giraffe and elephants are
to be seen. Hippo and crocodile can be found in the rivers. Boasting Kenya's
largest predator population, this reserve is renown for lion prides up
to 20 strong. Mara Sarova Tented Camp (B,L,D)
11 - SUNDAY/NAIROBI
After breakfast, we shall return via the Great Rift Valley to Nairobi
and transfer to our welcoming hotel. The balance of the afternoon is free
to pursue our own interests. New Stanley Hotel (B)
12 - MONDAY / CAIRO (BD)
It's Kwaheri from Africa (a Swahili good-bye) as we transfer to the airport,
you will board Egyptair flight to Cairo this morning. Hotel : Grand Hyatt
, Cairo Conrad , Sofitel , or Cairo Sheraton Downtown over looking the
Nile. Remainder of the day at leisure. Breakfast and dinner are included
at Cairo hotel
DAY 13- TUESDAY - GIZA CAIRO (BLD)
American or buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Today we head to Giza . We tour : The
museum of the Royal Barge of Cheops The museum is built over the rectangular
pit that housed the Royal Barge for thousands of years , the wooden boat
was readied for the king's daily journey with the sun god, Ra . Discovered
in 1954, in a completely dismantled state, the 43-metre (140-foot) cedar
boat is a rare window on the Royal boats used by the kings of Ancient
who are fit and adventurous enough may wish to penetrate into the heart
of the Great Pyramid, to the King's Chamber your ticket is included with
our compliments (or the interior of Kephren Pyramid). Taking
a camel ride (Included) is entirely your own choice! After lunch at the
legendary Mena House , we tour Memphis , Sakkara and Zoser Step Pyramid.
Dinner cruise is included on board the Hyatt cruise or similar
14- WEDNESDAY / JFK ( B)
American breakfast at the hotel. Early morning transfer, to board Egyptair
back to JFK, arriving same day.
per person in USD $From JFK
in double occupancy
From JFK on Egyptair in economy class : $ 7030.
in Single occupancy
From JFK on Egyptair in economy class : $ 8459.
class upgrade on Egyptair : from JFK : Please add : 2900 USD
20-Jan 3, and Easter season supplement : 15 %
If you plan to use your free air miles to get
to Cairo : Then you 'll be able to Save $1100.
Our rate will still include the air fare on Egyptair Cairo Nairobi
Cairo in business class
per person in USD $From West Coast
in double occupancy, from SEA , SFO, LAX, SAN in economy
in Single occupancy , from SEA , SFO, LAX, SAN in economy
you plan to use your free air miles to get to Cairo : Then you 'll be
able to Save $1400.
rate will still include the air fare on Egyptair Cairo Nairobi Cairo
in business class .
20-Jan 3, and Easter season supplement : 15 %
fare : JFK/CAIRO/ NAIROBI round-trip, in business class , including
tax, or from other cities in economy class as posted .
accommodations as shown in itinerary
hotel taxes and service charges
as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
services of a professional safari guide
transportation with guaranteed window seating
game viewing, park and entry fees
in the Flying Doctors Society
assortment of pre-trip planning materials and amenities. Including a
complimentary "Lonely Planet Guide book.
airport taxes ( In Kenya /Nairobi
: Its $20 payable upon leaving Kenya/ Nairobi Airport, please have exact
change in US $ or Kenyan Shillings.
Visa fees For KENYA .
baggage charges, shipping charges, items of a personal nature such as
gratuities to drivers/guides, beverages, telephone, telex or fax charges,
laundry and services or meals not indicated in the Itineraries.
fee for Egypt For a limited number of nationalities , you may pay
for the visa fee : $ 15 subject to change and get your Egyptian
Visa issued upon arrival for such nationalities as the following
passports holders : American, Australian, Canadians, EU , Korean
, Singaporean , and Japanese. Your passport must be valid at least
for 6 month beyond the date of arrival .
Our local representative will escort you (private vehicle) to the