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Cairo to Nairobi - Itinerary

Week 1-2: Egypt - Cairo - Pyramids & Sphinx  Cairo where we spent a few days to look at the great pyramids in Giza and the immense collections of the Cairo Museum with treasures and chariots and golden masks thousands of years old Luxor, we visit Karnak Temple the Colossi of Memnon & Valley of the Kings & Tutankhamen's Tomb on donkeys. In Aswan we visit the High Dam & Philae Island Temple. Most take a felucca sailing boat on the river for a few days and also go to see the Temples of Abu Simbel. We take the ferry crossing Lake Nasser to Wadi Halfa in to the desert of Sudan

Week 3: Sudan  From Wadi Halfa we cross the sandy Nubian and Bayuda Deserts stopping at time forgotten friendly villages on the Nile. We visit the Pharonic Pyramids of Meroe in an un-spoilt, seldom visited desert setting. Khartoum where the Blue & White Nile join watch dervish dancing or even join in the Nubian wrestling - safer just to watch. We follow the Blue Nile to Gedaref and Ethiopia.

Week 4 – 6: Ethiopia  Tissisat Falls is the source of the Blue Nile. We visit Gondar; a city of castles and churches.  You can take Landrovers to visit the Simien Mountains where you can horse trek and see grazing Gelada Baboons. Take boats to visit Bahir Dar Monasteries on islands on Lake Tana the source of the Blue Nile, with hippos and crocs at the outflow of the river. We briefly visit the capital Addis Ababa and follow the Rift Valley Lakes south to Kenya.

Week 7: Kenya  We continue south into the "Northern Frontier District" of Kenya, a restricted area; semi arid with a spectacular diversity of people, wild game on the road side and a pleasant dry climate. We stop at the base of Mount Kenya before reaching Nairobi. Time to re stock the truck and get all the washing done ready for the next leg of the Journey which will be taking us up to the gorillas and South Africa.

Week 8–9: Uganda, Kenya  Leaving Nairobi we pass the dramatic landscape of the Rift Valley. Crossing the border at Malaba we drive through rain forests and tea and sugar plantations to Uganda’s capital, Kampala. Crossing the equator we camp on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest crater lake in Uganda. We climb through lush terraced hills to Kisoro, from here we trek to the Mountain Gorillas. We meander back to Lake Bunyonyi to relax, canoe, mountain bike and swim.

In the modern bustling city of Kampala then Crossing the Owen Falls dam we arrive at Jinja on the shores of Lake Victoria. Spend an action-filled day white water rafting down the Nile, bungee jump, fish on Lake Victoria, take a guided village walk; or give up a day of your holiday to volunteer for the local community education project.

Returning to Kenya and Nakuru Town, the capital of the Rift Valley Province. We visit Lake Nakuru, viewing game in a park famous for its soda lake surrounded by thousands, sometimes millions of pink flamingoes. We move on to camp on the shores of Lake Naivasha where hippos come to graze in the evenings.

Close by is Hell's Gate National Park and Elsamere, once the home of Joy Adamson and Elsa the lion of 'Born Free' fame. From here we return to Nairobi with the chance to feast at the renowned Carnivore Game Restaurant.

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