EK1 - Timeless Egypt & Kenya

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18 Days / 16 Nights Nairobi, Samburu, Aberdare, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, including a  4 night Nile Cruise.

 

Code: EK1

Category: timeless series

 

Tour Includes:

•    Roundtrip International Airfare: Toronto* to Kenya & Cairo to Toronto*.
•    16 Nights accommodation.
•    Game drives – safaris and game park entrance fees in Kenya.
•    International flight from Kenya to Egypt: Nairobi to Cairo.
•    Sightseeing and entrance fees in Egypt.
•    Licensed English-speaking Egyptologist Guide in Egypt.
•    4 Nights Nile Cruise.
•    2 Domestic flights: Cairo to Aswan & Aswan to Cairo.
•    Meals as per itinerary.
•    Transfers as per itinerary.
•    Baggage handling in Egypt.

 

*For different departure gateways, please contact us for a quote. 

 

Itinerary


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Day 1 (Thu) - En Route
Overnight flight from Toronto to Nairobi, Kenya.

Day 2 (Fri) - Nairobi

Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 (Sat) - Nairobi / Samburu
After breakfast, start your drive north to Samburu. You will find a variety of animals unique to the northern part of Kenya: Grevy’s zebra, the reticulated giraffe and the Somali ostrich, beisa oryx, long neck gerenuk, and the hunting dog.  Overnight at your lodge. (B)

Day 4 (Sun) - Samburu
Enjoy an additional day around this reserve along the Uaso Nyrio River and observe animals as they quench their thirst around the waterhole. After lunch, you may opt to spend some time by the pool or enjoy another game drive in the late afternoon. Overnight at your lodge. (BLD)

Day 5 (Mon) - Samburu / Aberdare

After breakfast, begin your day by travelling through the town of Nyeri, arriving at the Aberdare National Park region. Enjoy some time to observe animals as they surround the waterhole. Adequate lighting is provided in the evening to increase photo opportunity of the Kenyan wildlife. (BLD)

Day 6 (Tue) - Aberdare / Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, transfer by road to Lake Nakuru enjoying views of the beautiful Rift Valley. Upon arrival at Lake Nakuru, you will have a breathtaking view of thousands of flamingoes that live there. You may also get a chance to observe bucks and antelopes, the Burchell’s zebra, Rothschild giraffe, buffalo and leopards. The site is also a sanctuary for the White Rhino. Overnight at your lodge. (BLD)

Day 7 (Wed) - Lake Nauru / Masai Mara
Drive to Masai Mara, Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve. Search for the “Big Five” – Elephants, Rhino, Lion, Buffalo, and Leopards – roaming this magnificent and vast territory among other animals, such as cheetahs and the bat-eared fox. Overnight at your lodge. (BLD)

Day 8 (Thu) - Masai Mara
Breakfast is followed by a game drive. Relax by the pool and watch the wildlife on this the northern extension of the Serengeti Plains. Enjoy an afternoon of leisure. Overnight at your lodge. (BLD)

Day 9 (Fri) - Masai Mara / Nairobi / Cairo

Leave the Mara and return to the Nairobi airport for your flight to Cairo.  Upon arrival at Cairo airport, you will be met by our representative, assisted through formalities, and transferred to your hotel. (B)

Day 10 (Sat) - Cairo / Nile Cruise

In the morning, depart Cairo by air to Luxor for embarkation on your Nile Cruise. In the afternoon, you will visit the great Luxor Temple and the magnificent Karnak Temple of Amun with its famous Hypostyle Hall and its 134 huge columns, the Statue of Ramses II, the Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut and the Sacred Lake. Overnight in Luxor. (BLD)

Day 11 (Sun) - Nile Cruise
In the morning, your sightseeing in Luxor includes the West Bank (Thebes) where some of the richest treasures in the world exists, including royal tombs such as Ramses VI in the Valley of the Kings, (the tomb of Tut Ankh Amun is optional.) You will be able to visit some of these tombs and  some of the beautifully colored tombs of the Valley of the Queens. Visit Hatshepsut’s funerary temple at Dier El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. In the afternoon, you will sail through the locks of Esna to Edfu. (BLD)

Day 12 (Mon) - Nile Cruise

Visit the Horus Temple of Edfu, one of the three beautiful temples of the Ptolemaic Period. Sail to Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Sobek Temple dedicated to the two gods, which offers beautiful murals and reliefs. Sail to Aswan. (BLD)

Day 13 (Tue) - Nile Cruise
In the morning, visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries and the Philae Temple. In the afternoon, you will sail on an Egyptian felucca passing by Elephantine Island and view the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener Island and the Aga Khan Mausoleum. (BLD)

Day 14 (Wed) - Aswan / Cairo

Disembark from your Nile cruise and take a short flight to Cairo. Transfer to your hotel. (B)

Day 15 (Thu) - Cairo

Visit Memphis, the City of the God Ptah where the Alabaster Sphinx and the Statue of Ramses II exist, Saqqara where the Zoser Step Pyramid is located. In the afternoon, you will visit the great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Nearby is the mysterious Sphinx, a colossal lion with a pharaoh’s head. Return to your hotel. (BL)

Day 16 (Fri) - Cairo
Day of leisure in Cairo. Optional tours available. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 17 (Sat) - Cairo
Day of leisure in Cairo. Optional tours available. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 18 (Sun) - En Route

Transfer to Cairo Airport for your return flight to Toronto. (B)

 

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