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Cairo to Nairobi

9 weeks from GBP £2,500 plus local payment US$950 (What’s this?)

Week 1-2: Egypt
Week 3: Sudan
Week 4-6: Ethiopia
Week 7: Kenya
Week 8-9: Uganda, Kenya

What's also included
On this East African Expedition you will experience an unusual range of African culture, geography and climate covering 6,000 kilometers by road.

As part of this African adventure you will visit the Nile River in Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt, Mount Kenya, the Northern Frontier District in Kenya and Lake Nasser Ferry.

Ancient Egypt, Sahara Desert, River Nile, Mountains of Ethiopia

The important bit
Our African expedition trips are different from our other departures and other holidays you may have taken – we go through areas where no tourists go, the roads can be bad, food can be limited to what we have stocked on the truck, campsites are few and basic, visas can be hard to get and communication to the outside world limited or unavailable at times. On this African adventure we guarantee; we’ll break down, that we will have to wait some where we don’t really want to be for visas spare parts or just for someone to open a closed road and we’ll have to dig the truck out of mud and sand. The trip might overrun so finish late; the route can change due to rains, closed roads visa issues, breakdowns and politics. It’s best not to book your return flights home until you finish the trip.

To join this African adventure trip you need to be prepared to work as part of a team and to share with the others on the trip. Some of the things you’ll never forget are the satisfaction of getting a 16 ton truck unstuck, cooking over open fires after collecting the firewood, pitching a tent and getting it right even when it rains, going to sleep when its dark and waking at dawn and wanting to get out of your sleeping bag to start another day in which you have no idea of what will happen, washing in rivers, not washing and not caring that your dirty, living outside for months, seeing more than you have ever before, trying to learn Arabic or Swahili and having people understand what you say, finding out just how far places are away from where you started and how different places can be and how unaffected out of the way places are from the world we normally live in. Most people who do an expedition find it a lot of fun though of course hard at times.



Transport on expedition truck with crew
Two meals per day cooked as a group, on average
Camping fees & equipment: tents, tables, chairs & cooking gear


Flights, visas, transfers, personal insurance, drinks, meals out, tips
Optional excursions/side trips

Side trips / Optional extras

Ethiopia - Bahir Dar - Tissisat Falls $20, Lake Tana monasteries $20, boat trip $40, Gondar Monastery & Fasilidas Castles tour $25, Lalibela Rock Churches tour $55, Historical route to Axum $200, Simean Mountain Trek, transport, guide, food & entry, $60 US$ 20
Egypt - Red Sea Coast – Diving $70, Boat cruise $20, Red Sea Monasteries $10 US$ 70
Sudan - National Museum, Khartoum, Meroe Pyramids $20, Sail on the Nile $15 US$ 6
Egypt - Alexandria on the Mediterranean; day trip, lunch, entrances US$ 100
Egypt – Luxor - Balloon Flight over the Nile & Luxor $90, Karnak Temple $14 Luxor Temple $11, Luxor Museum$17 Karnak Temple Sound & Light Show $15, Tomb of King Tutankhamen $15, Valley of the Kings & Workers Tour, entry & guide $35 US$ 20
Egypt – Aswan - Aswan High Dam, Philae Temple entrance, guide & transport $40, Guided tour & Entrance to Abu Simbel $20, Tombs of the Nobles $5, Kitchener Island & Elephantine Island sail boat $5, Edfu Temple $10, Day Trip to Abu Simbel by air $170 US$ 170
Egypt – Cairo - 4 Star Nile Dinner Cruise $30, Cairo Tower $13, Pyramids at Giza pyramid entry $7-35, Giza Pyramids Sound & Light Show $35, Egyptian Museum $15, Mummy Room in Egyptian Museum $15, Solar Boat Museum at Giza Pyramids $10 US$ 10

Departure Dates

View all the dates for this tour on the departure dates page.


Map of Cairo to Nairobi


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