Antiquities & Wildlife

16 days/15 nights
Departs ex Cairo

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Explore the antiquities of Africa on this 16 day tour to Tanzania and Egypt. Explore the Pyramids of Giza and Marvel at the mighty Shypnx

Combine the scenic beauty and unrivalled game viewing of East Africa with the ancient land of the pharaohs. Marvel at Egypt’s best sites including the tombs of the ancient pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor and Karnak Temples, and witness the mighty Pyramids of Giza. Travel across the endless plains of the Serengeti in search of cheetah and wildebeest, and gaze upon the age-old caldera of the Ngorongoro Crater. This itinerary will capture the romance of old Africa for the imaginative traveller.

Please note that this is not a group tour but a recommended sample itinerary that we can tailor to suit your requirements. Extra nights can easily be added throughout. Please contact us for further details.

Itinerary

Antiquities & Wildlife Itinerary

16 days/15 nights

Day 1

Cairo

On arrival transfer to the Cairo Marriott Hotel (or similar) for 3 nights.

Days 2/3

Cairo

Enjoy a full day tour of the Pyramids at Giza, with entry into the Great Pyramid of Khufu. Marvel at the mighty Sphinx and explore the ancient royal city of Memphis and the necropolis of Sakkara. On day 3, Visit the magnificent Egyptian Museum, with entry to the Royal Mummy Room, and the main sites of Islamic Cairo including the Citadel, the Mosque of Sultan Hassan and the Khan Khalili Bazaar. BL

Days 4-7

Nile Cruise

Itinerary as per days 4 to 7 of the Legends of the Nile tour (see page 8) aboard the Sonesta St. George or similar. BLD

Day 8

Cairo

Disembark after breakfast. Optional visit to Abu Simbel (page 19). Afternoon flight to Cairo. Transfer to hotel. B

Day 9

Inflight to Nairobi/Arusha

Day at leisure before an evening transfer to Cairo airport for your overnight flight to Nairobi (not included). B

Day 10

Arusha

Arrive Nairobi and connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro airport (not included). Transfer to Lake Duluti Serena Lodge. D

Day 11

Tarangire

Today drive to Nimali Africa in Tarangire National Park, famous for the large herds of elephants and plains game attracted to the park in the dry season (Jul-Sep). From March to May we normally stay at Lake Manyara Serena. BLD

Days 12/13

Serengeti

Drive to the vast Serengeti plains, famous for the millions of wildebeest which migrate across it each year. Stay at Serengeti Serena Lodge. From January to March we stay at Serengeti Sopa to take advantage of seasonal game movements. BLD

Days 14/15

Ngorongoro Crater

Transfer to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge with breathtaking views of the crater 2,000 metres below. Home to over 25,000 animals, Ngorongoro Crater is an extinct volcanic caldera, often referred to as a ‘Garden of Eden’. On day 15 descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists into the Ngorongoro Crater for a full day safari down in the crater. BLD

Day 16

Tour ends Arusha

This morning transfer to Kilimanjaro airport stopping for lunch enroute in Arusha. Tour ends. BL

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Tanzania Overview

What is the best thing to do in Tanzania?
A wildlife safaris is an absolute must as Tanzania is one of Africa’s great wildlife destinations. Witnessing tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra in the Serengeti is an unquestionable highlight, whilst the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the natural wonders of the world. A trek to the top of Africa’s highest peak – Mount Kilimanjaro – is a bucket-list experience for any adventure enthusiast.

What is the climate like in Tanzania?
Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between November and May as isolated showers. The low-lying Rift Valley is much hotter (30°-35°C), while the coast is hot and humid. The Ngorongoro Highlands can be cool to cold at night.

How do I get to Tanzania?
There are only two European airlines – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Turkish Airlines – that fly directly into the country. Otherwise, flying via the Kenyan capital of Nairobi (where far more major airlines fly to including British Airways and Air France) is another option. From here travellers can then fly to numerous airports in Tanzania.

For travellers coming from the United States at least one stop is required. The easiest airlines for connections are either with KLM or Qatar Airways via Doha. From Doha there are also direct flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

What can I combine Tanzania with?
Tanzania is often combined with other countries including neighbouring Kenya or either Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Tanzanian safari.

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