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Grand African Tour
From North To South Africa
Tour Egypt, Morocco, Botswana , South Africa and Tunisia

In a Grand 32 Day African Tour
starts weekly . Year Round

 

Grand African Tour , Sofitel Hotel In Egypt and Morocco

 

 

 

 



We'll take you through North and South Africa, The Ancient Nile Kingdoms of the mighty Pharaohs, Cairo , Giza, enjoy a 5 day Nile Cruise, then its off to Carthage, capital of the legendary Hannibal, but there's much more to this tour. You'll also Continue west on across North Africa to Morocco. Marrakech, Fez & Casablanca .
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

This 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 Safaris. a true diverse itinerary offering an array of Southern Africa's finest travel experiences.


visit ancient cities, desert oases, curious troglodyte dwellings, Islamic splendors, and Roman ruins in Africa ! Compare with the : 25 day edition North African Tour including Alexandria and a Nile Cruise
Add Turkey & Istanbul . Compare with Cairo to Cape version

 

 

DAY 1 - CAIRO Sunday - Weekly - Year Round
VIP Arrival Hall At Cairo Airport
Our representative greets you at the airport and whisks you to your hotel. Visa will be issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport for a limited number of citizens such as : American, Australian, NZ , EU , Canadian , EU Singaporean and 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. Our local rep. meets with a sign that carries your name, and will be waiting for you with the prepaid visa stamps to proceed to the passports control to stamp your passports, then you claim your luggage, after you clear the passport and customs formalities and exiting the terminal, our local representative will escort you (private vehicle) to the hotel .
Welcome fruit basket & Egyptian pastry awaits you in your room with our compliments

 

 

Day 2 - Monday -- CAIRO- Johannesburg, South Africa (BD)
Our representative escorts you to the airport for your Egyptair flight very early in the morning.
Arrive in Johannesburg . Fly Cairo JNB , air fare is included in our rate with tax included . Airport transfers are always on a private basis . Private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur .

Hotel choices : Mount Grace or Irene Country Lodge , please advise us of your preference at the time of booking. Dinner is included at the hotel .


Mount Grace Hotel and Spa , 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 .

A fusion of contemporary luxury and classic charm, the Mount Grace Country House & Spa is an elegant countryside hideaway. The picturesque hotel started life as a private residence and farmhouse and has hosted a number of dignitaries and A-list visitors over the years. Located on a hillside with un-spoilt views of the valley and boasting some ten acres of manicured gardens as well as pristine bushveld, the sprawling property is a balm for the city weary soul.
While at the Mount Grace indulge in good food, fine wines and relaxing spa treatments in the award winning Mount Grace Spa.

The Mount Grace Country House & Spa team prides itself on creating a home away from home for all our guests, where time stands still, allowing you to enjoy that rare opportunity of complete relaxation.

Winner of:

- World Luxury Hotel awards Country Winner: Best Luxury Day Spa
- South Africa’s Top 100 Restaurant
- Best Fine Dining Restaurant in the West Rand Tourism
- Best Conference Venue in West Rand Tourism
- Silver Spa Award West Rand Travel Awards
- Diamond Diners Club award
- Professional Beauty Best Resort/Hotel Spa award

 

 

Mount Grace Hotel in South Africa . Lady in Bikini in the swimming pool Grand African Tour , Sofitel Hotel In Egypt and Morocco

Your Honeymoon in Africa. Mount Grace Hotel and Spa in South Africa- Luxury Travel and Vacation in North And South Africa


 

Irene Country Lodge with its proximity to shopping, the airport and a golf course as well as the idyllic atmosphere, a lovely spa and access to the Irene Dairy, if people are interested in taking a walk across. Nestled in the historic village of Irene, centrally located between Johannesburg and Pretoria, is the rustic charm of Irene Country Lodge.
All seventy three en suite rooms have been decorated with a classical feel, incorporating a theme that reflects the ambiance of the local dairy farm and Irene area. Most rooms face onto the lake and offer amenities such as twenty four hour room service, wireless internet access, DSTV satellite television and mini bars. The fifteen rooms in the forest are nestled amongst the trees and decorated in browns, oranges and greens. The spacious rooms are tranquil and cool and filled with leather, pewter and wood. These rooms were purposely designed to create the feeling of being inside the forest. The Meadow Green Restaurant boasts culinary creations carefully prepared by some of the country's finest chefs with buffet lunches available on Sundays. Enjoy the Spa Café and Juice Bar during a visit to Camdeboo Wellness Centre. After lunch guests can enjoy a leisurely stroll down one of the country lanes and return to a traditional afternoon tea at the lakeside or gazebo. The Meadow Green Restaurant boasts culinary creations carefully prepared by some of the country's finest chefs with buffet lunches available on Sundays. Enjoy the Spa Café and Juice Bar during a visit to Camdeboo Wellness Centre. After lunch guests can enjoy a leisurely stroll down one of the country lanes and return to a traditional afternoon tea at the lakeside or gazebo.

 

 

 

Days 3 - Fly to Mashatu Game Reserve - Botswana , Tuesday - Mashatu Main Luxury Camp (BLD)
Mashatu , Botswana - This morning, board safari flight to Mashatu Game Reserve. 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 opportunities. Night game drives dinners overlooking lighted watering hole offer unique views of bush life. Mashatu Main Camp

At 09h30 you will be collected by our local rep. and taken back to the airport to check in for a private flight to Mashatu. This flight will be in a 6-seater Cessna 402 and will take about two hours. You will be obliged to land and clear South African Immigration in Polokwane -capital of the Limpopo province - en route. Estimated arrival time at the Mashatu airfield of 13h00 ( always subject to change ) .

 

Your private plane flying  to Mashatu in Botswana . Adventure vacation in North and South Africa

The private charter for the flight to Mashatu Main Luxury Camp

 

Please note that even though this is a private charter, you will still be required to travel with soft-sided bags that can easily be placed in the hold. Large, solid bags do not fit into the hold and cannot easily or safely be stowed in the aircraft itself.

A representative from Botswana Immigrations will meet you on arrival at the Mashatu airfield and stamp you into Botswana. ( For Americans and other limited number of nationalities, Botswana doesn't require a visa for this short stay with tourism as your purpose of entry into Botswana) .
Spend three nights Mashatu Main camp on full board basis ( all meals included) including standard lodge game activities.

 

 

 

Day 4 - Wednesday Mashatu Main Luxury Camp , Botswana (BLD)
Mashatu Main Luxury Camp is ideal for the guest who is accustomed to their creature comforts and will meet and exceed every expectation. Everything about the camp is quietly elegant and the luxury rests easily against the backdrop of the bush. Meals are a sumptuous celebration of traditional African cuisine – flavourful but not ostentatious. Fresh fruits, vegetables, home-made breads and pies, succulent meat dishes and delicious desserts will appeal to any guest who appreciates home-cooking at its best!
  There is a fully-stocked curio shop showcasing a variety of African crafts, clothing and jewellery as well as keeping small extras that are often forgotten such as batteries or sunscreen.

 

Mashatu Luxury Safari Camp in Botswana Your honeymoon in Botswana and  Mashatu Luxury Safari Camp in Botswana

Your Mashatu Luxury Camp in Botswana

 

 

 

Day 5 - Thursday - Mashatu Main Luxury Camp , Botswana (BLD)
There are fourteen luxury suites lying, each designed to allow absolute privacy and a communion with the bush and its inhabitants. The suites are all air-conditioned suites and tastefully decorated. A double bed and an extra-large single bed together with a seating area comprising a day bed allows the suites to provide more than enough space to comfortably accommodate families with younger children.  The bathrooms are spacious with both bath and shower facilities, his and hers washbasins and a WC and there is also a separate loo . There is ample hanging and shelf space and a small digital safe for valuables. The front of each unit has large sliding doors as well a sliding screen door for those guests wanting to sleep in luxury, but still allow the noises of the bush into the bedroom. Spend three nights Mashatu Main camp on full board basis ( all meals included) including standard lodge game activities.

 

Your ultra deluxe Honeymoon and suite at Mashatu Luxury Safari Camp in Botswana The deluxe bathroom and aminities when staying at Mashatu Luxury Safari Camp in Botswana

Your Luxury African Adventure at the Ultra Deluxe Mashatu Safaris Camp

Mashatu Main Camp is ideal families. Children of all ages are accepted, but families with children four (4) years and under are obliged to tale a private vehicle. A large swimming pool is the most popular spot in the camp to while away the hours on the hot days between game activities. The Discovery Room is filled with animal specimens and relics that will fascinate and educate visitors of all ages as will the resident crocodiles.

 

 

 

 

Day 6 - Friday -Botswana - Johannesburg (B)
After a morning Safari game and breakfast, you will be transferred back to the Mashatu airfield to clear Botswana Immigrations formalities before heading back to Johannesburg on a private charter flight departing around 13h00.
You will be met at the airstrip by an Immigrations official who will stamp your passports for departure from the country . Clear Immigrations back into South Africa at Polokwane Airport and then continue to Johannesburg . On arrival,our local rep. will be waiting for you to escort you and assist with your luggage to settle across to the Intercontinental Hotel at the airport .This deluxe hotel has drawn it's inspiration from the African continent capturing the culture and spirit of Africa through the use of simple shapes and symbolic artifacts to create an African environment in a contemporary setting. The signature restaurant, Quills, is aptly named after the unique 18-metre long porcupine quill mobile, which spans the entire length of the restaurant. Guests will be treated to an entirely new taste sensation " Aero African cuisine" a fusion of African concepts incorporating flavours from around the world.
Other relaxation facilities include a massage facility, a fully equipped gym with steam baths as well as an indoor heated swimming pool, which has a panoramic view across the Johannesburg skyline.
Overnight at The Intercontinental O.R. Tambo Airport on a bed and breakfast basis.

 

 

 

Your honeymoon stay at the Intercontinental O.R. Tambo Airport in South Africa sample roomYour honeymoon stay at the Intercontinental O.R. Tambo Airport in South Africa sample reception area at your suite

The Intercontinental O.R. Tambo Airport. Johannesburg. South Africa

 

 

 

 

Day 7 - Saturday - Fly to Livingstone - Victoria Falls (BD)
After breakfast this morning check in for a flight to Livingstone ( air fare is included in our rate ) On arrival in Livingstone you will be met and transferred to The Zambezi Sun or The Royal Livingstone Hotel ( please advise us of your preference at the time of booking ) .
The Zambezi Sun, spanning the banks of one of the greatest rivers in Africa, is a favourite for fun-loving adventurers. This ethnic paradise is both a sanctuary and a world of activity, and is the perfect location for exciting and enriching getaways.

 

The Zambezi Sun deluxe hotel in Livingstone The Zambezi Sun deluxe hotel in Livingstone

 

The architecture echoes the stunning diversity of the African wilderness whilst the rooms are open and airy and face outwards onto the surrounding bush or inwards onto the cool landscaped pool. All rooms have spacious bathrooms offering the luxury of a separate bath and shower . The ‘alfresco’ grill is located alongside the entertainment area at the pool and is an ideal location for light lunches. Alternately there is also an indoor buffet restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Zambezi Sun offers sun, space, wildlife, and of course, The Victoria Falls themselves .
If you prefer , you may choose :The Royal Livingstone is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, close to the spectacular eastern cataract of the mighty Victoria Falls:

The Royal Livingstone is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, close to the spectacular eastern cataract of the mighty Victoria Falls.The Royal Livingstone is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, close to the spectacular eastern cataract of the mighty Victoria Falls.
The Royal Livingstone Hotel

 


When and if you decide to stay at the Royal Livingstone , rest assured that every detail has been lovingly crafted to create the impression of being in another place in time, a time of romance and adventure. Each room offers a quiet retreat from the ruggedness of Africa, with large shaded verandas and open spaces cooled by swirling fans and tall shutters. The travellers bar and lounge is a place where guests can relax under thatched shade, decorated in harmonious greens, creams and ebony. The Royal Livingstone on the banks of the Zambezi, and the mighty Victoria Falls

High tea is served in the lounge and the a la carte restaurant offers a range of exquisite delicacies from around the world . There is also a superb bar right on the banks of the river where at certain times of the year the water flows under the deck where you are sitting.

Spend two nights Zambezi Sun or Royal Livingstone with breakfast and dinner included daily .
Included while here: Tour of The Falls. A sundowner cruise on the Lady Livingstone A visit to Mukuni village tour.


Tour of The Falls.
Just over two hours long, this exciting and educational tour emphasizes the story of the area , from the early days of the San Bushmen, to the colonial presence and discovery of the Falls by Livingstone. The walk is truly stunning and after you have seen The Falls and have been drenched in the natural rain forest, you will be driven back to your hotel. Please have small US$ or ZAR denominations with you for the hire of raincoats.

 



 

Day 7 - Sunday - Livingstone - Victoria Falls (BD)
Victoria Falls :
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.

 

A visit to Mukuni village tour.
Mukuni's Village is a Royal village which was founded around the 13th Century. It is home to about 7,000 Leya people. The chief has invited visitors into his village to get a glimpse of how his people have lived for generations and to learn a little about their traditional customs and beliefs. The Chief’s guides and the people of the village are more than happy to show visitors their huts and take you inside, explain how they are built and decorated, introduce you to various craftsmen and women at work and ask you to taste some traditional foods and beer. This is a working village, not a purpose built tourist attraction, and it is a privilege to be welcomed into their lifestyle

Tours last for 2 hours and may be booked in the morning or the afternoon. This tour may be combined with other historical or cultural tours to make a full morning or day out with a very good lunch.

Departure from lodging place at the clients’ convenience but pick up is usually at 08h00 or 15h00. Tours include the services of a qualified guide and bottled mineral water.

 

A sundowner cruise on the Lady Livingstone
The Lady Livingstone was built in 2008 to run in conjunction with the then newly built David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa; she is moored on a private jetty off to one side of the hotel. Lavishly decked out with every thought to a guest’s personal comfort, the Lady Livingstone is a one hundred and forty four seater, three-decker river cruiser designed to accommodate groups and individuals. The lower deck accommodates 92, middle deck accommodates 40 and the upper exclusive deck accommodates 12 in private luxury. In summer, September to April, the cruise departs at 16.30 from the David Livingstone Safari Lodge jetty and returns at 18.30. Guest will be collected from their accommodation about half an hour before departure.


 

 

Day 8 - Monday - Cape Town
Fly back to Johannesburg and connect to Cape Town and on to
Cape Grace Hotel, one of the finest country hotels in South Africa.
Air fare is included between in economy class
(B)

The Cape Grace Hotel :

Cape Grace boutique hotel delivers all the creature comforts you'd expect from world class luxury accommodation in Cape Town and lots of little extras too. Backed by iconic Table Mountain and perfectly positioned on our own private quay in the centre of Cape Town's vibrant V&A Waterfront, Cape Grace epitomizes style and sophistication in an atmosphere alive with genuine warmth and hospitality. Surrounded by water on three sides, The Cape Grace enjoys one of Cape Town’s most sought after locations. Only minutes away from the city centre and within walking distance of The Waterfront’s thriving activity, the hotel is reminiscent of the elegance of the old city and the French historical influence of the Cape . French doors in all of the one hundred and four spacious rooms and suites open onto unrivalled views of Table Mountain and the international yacht basin or working harbour. Other hotel facilities include; private guest library, swimming pool, day-use rooms and 24 hour room service.

 

sample of the dining room and Your honeymoon vacation at  Cape  Grace Hotel in South Africa Sample of your deluxe room and Your honeymoon vacation at Cape  Grace Hotel in South Africa

 

The hotel has a spa on the top floor as well as an excellent restaurant and a bar which is a popular meeting place. This is a superb five star hotel with all attendant services and facilities. Guests should note that parts of The Waterfront are still being developed and that this development may be seen from some of the rooms.

 

Your honeymoon vacation at Cape  Grace Hotel in South Africa

A Romantic Escapade at the Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town- South Africa
Spend three nights at the Cape Grace Hotel in a luxury room on a bed and breakfast basis.

 

 

 

Day 9 - Tuesday - Cape Town (BL)
Private Peninsular Tour : 09h00 – 17h00
Breakfast is included at the hotel. Lunch is included at a charming local restaurant.
At 09h00 you will be met by our local rep. and start your full day private Peninsular Explorer guided tour. This tour includes a spectacular coastal journey through to Cape Point stopping en route at various highlights such as:
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens . Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope . Boulders Beach . Penguin Colony . Hout Bay . Fynbos vegetation
Please be aware that while this tour does include a trip up Table Mountain BUT this is weather dependent.

 

Penguine Colony  SA-Boulders beach

 

 

 

Day 10 - Wednesday - Cape Town (B)
Full day at leisure in
Cape Town to explore this charming city as you wish or ask us for available optional tours.

 

 

Day 12 - Thursday - Departure Back to Cairo (B)
Early morning transfer to the airport and fly back to JNB air fare is always included within S. Africa , and on to board flight to Cairo on Egyptair , again this air fare as well JNB Cairo is included in our rate .
Upon arrival in Cairo , our local rep. will escort you to your hotel in Cairo .
Visa for Egypt may be issued upon arrival.
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 and cashier / bank windows, please take your passport to obtain a stamp from the cashier / bank window and you will pay $15 USD in cash or equivalent. , then please proceed to speak with the passport officer, you will then go through another last check on your passport as you exit the passport control, into customs area, after collecting your luggage and clearing customs, you will exit to find our local representative waiting for you holding a sign with your name will then escort you (private air-conditioned vehicle) to you hotel .


 

 

DAY 13 - CAIRO - Friday (BL)
On your first full day in Egypt we show you the Egyptian Museum, including the Mummies Pavilion and King Tut's Gold Treasure Pavilion , the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Citadel of Saladin, and the Mohammed Ali Mosque, made of alabaster. Lunch is included at a charming local restaurant

 

 


Honeymoon on board the  Nile  Cruise , cruise  Egypt


 

DAY 14 - ASWAN ( or Luxor ) , Camel Caravan! Board your Nile Cruise - Saturday (BLD)
We fly to Aswan and board our Nile cruiser in time for a delicious lunch. Complimentary welcome fruit basket awaits you in ear 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.

 

 

DAY 15 - ASWAN and KOM OMBO - On Board Your Nile Cruise - Sunday (BLD)
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.

 

 

DAY 16 - EDFU & ESNA - Monday- 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, we cruise to Esna and its great temple dedicated to Khnum, the creator-god. Afternoon tea is served on deck. Evening finds us in Luxor.

 

 

 

 

DAY 17- LUXOR - On Board Your Nile Cruise
The Workers Village , the first known workers strike in history
Tuesd
ay (BLD)
We tour the magnificent tombs in the Valley of the Kings and the great temple of Queen Hatshepsut, we stop at the Colossi of Memnon before we
l continue on Luxor's west bank to get a totally different perspective on ancient Egyptian life, at the ancient workers' settlement of Deir el-Medinah.

While most of the imposing stone monuments and sites of Egypt honor the lives and after-lives of royalty, Deir el-Medinah gives us unique and surprising insights into the ordinary citizens who constructed and decorated the tombs.

Here we'll see the excavated homes shared by laborers with their domestic animals. These quarters were surprisingly large, with three good-sized rooms, courtyard, kitchen, and even storage cellars. While ancient Egypt might not have been a workers' paradise, we'll see that artisans and builders were highly regarded in their community. We are proud to be the only operator to offer regular visits to this singular ancient settlement in its tour and cruise programs.

Back to your cruise in time for lunch. Afternoon tea is served on deck. The gigantic Great Temple of Amon at Karnak, and the mighty Temple of Luxor are our goals in the afternoon

 

 

 

DAY 18 - LUXOR - CAIRO - Wednesday (B)
Breakfast, check-out and a return flight to Cairo. All transfers are included in our rate . In the afternoon, wander through the city on your own, or do your last-minute shopping.

 

 

 

DAY 19 - TUNIS - Thursday (B)
Board your flight heading west for Tunis.
Our local staff will meet you upon arrival at Tunis Carthage International Airport. You'll be assisted with the formalities, and escorted to your hotel . There will be time to relax and recuperate from your journey, and enjoy the excellent facilities. If you wish, you can adventure into the center of Tunis to start your exploration of the winding alleys of the souk, filled with treasures of beaten brass and basketry and carpets, and merchants who will welcome you with traditional mint tea.

 



DAY 20 - HAMMAMET, SOUSSE, MONASTIR, EL DJEM, SFAX - Friday (BLD)
After a leisurely breakfast, we'll set off to explore! Our first stop is Hammamat, a cosmopolitan port where sun-worshippers from all over happily coexist with fishermen and traditional ways. We'll stop at the port of El Kantaoui, and then proceed back into time to venerable Sousse, once the Phoenician City called Hadrumatum. We'll stroll through the medina, the old quarter, cooled by sea breezes, and visit the museum as well as the Ribat, a stronghold of the warriors of Islam. Then we'll continue to Monastir, where we'll stop for lunch, and visit its own notable ribat, as well as the Bourguiba Mosque, dedicated to the hero of Tunisia's independence. Lunch will be served at a comfortable four-star hotel. In El Djem, we'll marvel at an ancient amphitheater, before continuing to stop for the night in four-star lodgings in the bustling coastal city of Sfax.







DAY 21 - SFAX, DJERBA, GABES, MATMATA - Saturday (BLD)
Our busy day starts with a drive to the coastal city of Gabes, a Roman outpost of old and a traditional market center where, for centuries, goods from across the sea and across the desert have changed hands. We'll visit the oasis, where palm groves and gardens flourish. We'll then cross to Djerba, an island where Ulysses once encountered the legendary Lotus-Eaters. You'll have time to explore the old quarters, including the synagogue of Hara Sghira, Hara Kebira with its modern Jewish community, and Guellala, with its craft stalls, and to see the waterfront and fishing fleet, and the lively town of Houmt Souk.

After a lunch stop, we'll cross back to the mainland. Our route takes us through terrain of increasingly sparse grasses and shrubs, into the desert to Matmata.

We'll stop to look in on a community of miniature underground houses, where the earliest settlers sheltered from the extremes of the desert above -- as do the Berbers of today. We'll settle in to
comfortable lodgings and dinner at a four-star hotel.

 



DAY 22 - MATMATA, KEBILI, DOUZ, TOZEUR - Sunday (BLD)

We'll enjoy a full day of desert adventure, today. First we'll visit the village of Kebili, largest of a cluster of oases, islands of life in a harsh landscape, then proceed to Douz, fabled as the Gateway to the Sahara. There, a special treats waits, the opportunity to sample a caravan trek! This close encounter with a camel is entirely at your option! Afterwards, we set off across the Chott El Djerid, a great dry salt lake, for Tozeur. Here, we'll wonder at the ancient irrigation works, and visit the zoo. Our lodgings for the next two nights will be at the comfortable, four-star Hotel Ramla.

 

DAY 23 - TOZEUR, NEFTA - Monday (BLD)
We'll learn more about oases this morning. Despite the dryness of its surface, great aquifers underlie the Sahara. Where they spill their riches out in springs, they create the green havens of Tunisia's oases. We'll see a dramatic example, as we explore the irrigated fields around Tozeur and motor overland to the great palm groves at Nefta. Nefta is also an important religious center, with notable mosques, and a town of craftsmen, especially basket weavers. We'll return to Tozeur for lunch at our hotel, after which you're free until dinner. You can choose to enjoy the unique desert resort comforts at your hotel. Or, you might decide to wander the streets of Tozeur, look in on daily life, admire the classic North African houses built around patios on terraces above a river fed by springs, and shop for baskets and capes of camel hair.

 

 

DAY 24 - TOZEUR, GAFSA, SBEITLA, KAIROUAN, TUNIS - Tuesday (BL)
We'll delve more into Tunisia's rich and varied past today, as we motor overland through pleasant, rolling coastal lands. At Gafsa, we'll see the Roman pools of Capsa, the ancient crossroads between desert oases and the cultivated coastal lands. We'll wonder at the Roman ruins of Suffetula, as well as the great mosque. Later in the day, we'll reach Kairouan, an ancient, holy, and vibrant city noted for its historic mosques and centers of learning. We'll lunch at the five-star Hotel La Kasbah. Kairouan also is noted for its souk, and the crafting of carpets and leather goods. Of course, there will be time to check out these wares, before we depart to Tunis, where a night's rest await us .

 

 

DAY 25 - TUNIS, CARTHAGE, SIDI BOU SAID - Wednesday (BL)
On our last full day, we'll marvel at the ruins of Carthage, a true metropolis of the ancient world, as evidenced by its theater, circus, baths, port installations, and extensive urban plan. We'll lunch at a fine local restaurant, then speed forward in time to the middle ages, as we visit the picture-perfect Moorish village of Sidi Bou Said. With its whitewashed walls and narrow laneways, it's the perfect setting as we stop for traditional mint tea. Back in Tunis, we'll stop at the Bardo Museum, to view the most extensive Roman mosaics in the world. We'll then head for the Medina, the old quarter of the city, with its warrens of shops filled with wares ranging from humdrum to exotic. After a break to freshen up, we'll meet up at our hotel .

 

 

DAY 26 - Morocco - Thursday (B)
After breakfast, our local personnel will escort you to the international airport, where you'll board your flight to Marrakech ( Via Casablanca).
Upon arrival we escort you to your hotel. Mint Tea & welcome local pastries & fruit awaits you at your hotel room.

 



DAY 27 - MARRAKECH - Friday
(B)
OWN ACTIVITIES. You design your own program.
There is much to see in this great city which Winston Churchill called "the most beautiful place in the world at sunset." Grab your guidebook and explore! The top sights include the stately Koutoubia Minaret, the hidden tombs of the Saadian dynasty, the Menara pavilion and gardens, the ruins of sprawling Badi Palace, the Bahia Palace Museum, the Ben Yousef medersa, and the Koubba (chapel) of el-Ba'adiyn. If you'd like an orientation tour (optional at extra cost), just contact our local representative, who will be happy to make your reservation.

 

 

 

DAY 28 - MARRAKECH - Home Hosted Dinner - Saturday (BD)
Why not devote today to Marrakech's fabulous medieval souk (bazaar)? Penetrating the labyrinthine souk, you'll see some of the age-old guilds at work, including the dyers and tanners. Save an hour--and bring your camera--for famous Djemaa el-Fna square with its fun circus atmosphere of itinerant dancers, jugglers, acrobats, storytellers, soothsayers, snake charmers, medicine men and public scribes. Find a cozy bistro for lunch.

A 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):
This 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 dinner in a quiet restaurant with your travel companions, by letting us know your preferences.

 

 

 

DAY 29 - MARRAKECH TO CASABLANCA BY TRAIN - Sunday (B)
Today you board the Marrakech Express bound for Casablanca! (train ticket/first class is included ,issued & delivered in Morocco). Roll across the beautiful Moroccan countryside, admiring the towering Atlas Mountains in the distance, and the timeless scenes of North African village and town life right beside the rails. When you arrive in Casablanca, our staff meets your train and embank on a panoramic tour of the city including the great mosque of Hassan II before escorting you to your hotel. Once you're settled in, take out your guidebook and explore Morocco's commercial capital.








DAY 30 - CASABLANCA TO FEZ - Mon
day (B)
After breakfast, board your first-class train to Fez (train ticket included) , another of Morocco's four royal cities. When you arrive in Fez, our staff will escort you to your hotel, and the city is yours to explore, guidebook in hand. The Lonely Planet guide includes all the important things to see, and recommendations for restaurants in all price ranges, so you'll never be at a loss for advice.




 

DAY 31 - FEZ - Tuesday (B)
Oldest of Morocco's four Imperial Cities, Fez is endlessly fascinating, and today we have included in our rate a full day covering the top sights include the medina (old city), the 15-century Borj Nord Arms Museum, the gateway of the royal palace, the fortifications of the Kasbah, the 9th-century Karaouine Mosque and University, the medersas (theological seminaries) of Bou Inania and Attarine, the shrine of the city's founder Moulay Idris II, the Nejjarine Fountain, the monumental gateway of Bab Boujelloud, the old harem gardens, Dar Batha Museum, and the artisans' guilds in the souks.

 

 

 

DAY 32 - DEPARTURE - Wednesday (B)
Our local rep. escorts you to the airport for your flight back homeward , please advise us in advance if you are flying out of Fez or Casablanca .
Bon Voyage
.
Cruise the Nile as the Pharaohs did: Compare with the 25 day edition including Alexandria and a Nile Cruise . Add Turkey and Istanbul .

 

 

 

 

Rates per person in us $

 
Deluxe*
First Class
In Triple occupancy
US$ 19,960.
US$ 17,551.
In Double occupancy
US$ 19,163.
US$ 17,658.
In Single occupancy
US$ 24,270.
US$ 21,240.
All Regional air fare
Business Class
Economy Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deluxe applies to hotels in Egypt , Morocco as well as in Tunis but 4 stars in the rest of Tunisia in the smaller towns/cities outside of the city of Tunis

 

 

 

Inclusions:

  • Airfare from CAIRO to Johannesburg and back to Cairo in economy class with tax included ( but in business class when booking deluxe hotel category) .
  • Air fare within South Africa , economy class, tax included. This applies to all categories : Deluxe hotels and first class hotels .

  • All airfare within Egypt in economy class with tax included. ( but in business class when booking deluxe hotel category) .
  • Round-trip transportation between airport and hotels, always on a private basis, private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur.

  • Air fare Cairo / Tunis / Marrakech, all in economy class , tax included ( but in business class when booking deluxe hotel category) .

  • Hotel Accommodations as mentioned in itinerary, with tax and breakfast daily


  • Meals as indicated from preset menu (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner).

  • Guided sightseeing as indicated in air-conditioned vehicle , including all admission fees.
  • One-way first-class train transportation Marrakech-Casablanca and Casablanca-Fez, or vice-versa.



  • A complimentary home hosted family dinner in Marrakech

  • Five days Nile Cruise including all shore excursions and all meals , as well as :
    Bottled water ( one per person) delivered to your cabin daily while you are on board the Nile cruise.
    Tea or coffee /bottled water with each meal while on board the Nile cruise.

 

  • VIP Arrival Hall At Cairo Airport
    Our representative greets you at the airport and whisks you to your hotel. Visa will be issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport for a limited number of citizens such as : American, Australian, NZ , EU , Canadian , EU Singaporean and 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. Our local rep. meets with a sign that carries your name, and will be waiting for you with the prepaid visa stamps to proceed to the passports control to stamp your passports, then you claim your luggage, after you clear the passport and customs formalities and exiting the terminal, our local representative will escort you (private vehicle) to the hotel .
    Welcome fruit basket & Egyptian pastry awaits you in your room with our compliments

 

 

 

Victoria Falls info :

In some month such as October / Nov , the Zambezi River is very low and as the channel on the Zimbabwean side is deeper than that on the Zambian side, the falls may actually not have any water flowing over them at all from the Zambian side while the falls from the Zimbabwean side always have water! Once again this is very limited to very short periods of times , depending on weather and other factors which no one can control. Of course one can stay on the Zambian side as the program states and do a day trip across to Zimbabwe, this will require a dual entry visa for Zambia and single entry visa for Zimbabwe.

Yellow Fever Vaccination - Zambia :
Yellow Fever Vaccinations are required for entry into Zambia and re-entry in South Africa.

 

 

 

 

Not Included:

  • International air transportation from/to your home country
  • Optional excursions,
  • Any meal not specifically mentioned beverages, and personal expenses.
  • Gratuities for local personnel.
  • Travel insurance .
  • Airport taxes.
  • Passport and visa fees for South Africa
  • Excess baggage charges, shipping charges, and other items of a personal nature such as gratuities to drivers and guides, porters, telephone/telex/fax charges, laundry, and beverages.

 

 

Please note that tipping is at your discretion however, the following guidelines are provided:



  • Guide : $10 per day for full day touring or full day safaris .
  • Camp Staff : $3-$5 per day for camp staff, e.g. waiters, housekeepers, which is a communal tip that is shared among the staff).
  • Hotel- Camp Porters $1 per bag
  • Driver : $5 per person per day .


 

 

 

Safaris Highlights

  • Overnight at the elegant Mount Grace Hotel
  • 3 nights at luxurious Mashatu Main Camp, Mala Mala's sister property in Botswana on wildlife-rich Limpopo River
  • Mashatu Game Reserve hosts the largest concentration of elephants in the world on private land , with more than 700 elephants.
  • Tour Cape Town in relaxed style with 3 nights in a luxury oceanfront hotel.
  • Beautiful scenic drive to Cape Point Cape Peninsula, where Indian and Atlantic oceans meet.
  • View dramatic Cape of Good Hope, landmark for explorers of all sorts for more than three centuries.
  • Visit world-renown Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens with a specialist guide.

 

 

 

 

General Hotel Listing - Sample Hotels or similar :

 

First Class Hotels
Deluxe Hotels
Nile Cruise Presidential Nile Cruises
Lady Diana Nile Cruise
Movenpick Nile Cruises
Royal Lotus Nile Cruise
Royal Lilly Nile Cruise
Cairo Novotel El Borg
Shepheard Hotel Cairo
Ramses Hilton
Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel
Cairo Marriott
Casablanca - Morocco Farah hotel Casablanca Hyatt Hotel - Casablanca
Fes - Fez - Morocco La Perle de la Medina Riad Riad Fes
Marrakech - Morocco Riad Karma La Maison Arab Riad
Matmata - Tunisia Hotel Diar EL Barbar Matmata
Hotel Diar EL Barbar Matmata
There is no 5 stars deluxe hotels in Matmata
Safx - Tunisia

Hotel Sangho Syphax

Hotel Les Oliviers Palace
Tozeur - Tunisia Hotel El Mouradi Tozeur

Hotel El Mouradi Tozeur

There is no 5 stars deluxe hotels in Tozeur

Tunis- Tunisia Hotel Tunisia Palace

Hotel Le Royale Hammamet

Hotel Movenpick Gammarth

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Choices :

 

 






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