Week 1 – 4: London Gibraltar & Morocco
Week 5: Mauritania
Week 6 – 8: Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone
Week 9 – 10: Liberia, Ivory Coast
Week 11: Ghana
Week  12 – 14: Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon
Week  15: Cameroon
Week 16 – 17: Gabon, Congo, Cabinda (Angola)
Week 18: Democratic Republic of Congo
Week 19-20: Angola
Week 21-22: Namibia
Week 23: South Africa, Cape Town
Week 24: Cape Town break
Week 25: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana
Week 26-27: Zimbabwe, Malawi
Week 28-29: Tanzania
Week 30: Kenya
Week 31: Nairobi – break
Week 32-33: Uganda
Week 34: Nairobi, Kenya 
Week 35: Mt Kenya, Northern Kenya
Week 36-38: Ethiopia
Week 39: Sudan
Week 40-41: Egypt

What’s also included with the London to Cairo Trans Africa Expedition?

From London to Cairo we’ll visit Casablanca, Marrakech, Todra Gorge Royal Cities of Meknes and Fez, Volubilis Roman ruins, High Atlas Mountains, Forests of Equatorial Africa, Niger River, Ghana slave coast, voodoo markets, Niger River, Etosha National Park, Cheetah Park, Cape Cross Seal Colony, Sossusvlei, Fish River Canyon, Lake Malawi, Mikumi National Park, Lake Nakuru, Nile River in Uganda, Northern Frontier District in Kenya, Nile River in Sudan, Lake Nasser Ferry and of course… Cairo.

London to Cairo Highlights

This expedition from London to Cairo offers many highlights such as; Gibraltar, Riff Mountains, Sahara Desert, Niger River, West African Coast, the Sahel, River Nile, Mountain Gorillas, Mountains of Ethiopia, ancient monuments of Egypt.

The important bit

Our African expeditions to Cairo are different from our other expedition to Cairo 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 expedition from London to Cairo 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 expedition from London to Cairo 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 French, 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 a London to Cairo expedition find it a lot of fun, though of course hard at times.


  • Transport in expedition truck
  • Transfer from London
  • Camping fees & equipment: tents, tables, chairs & cooking gear
  • Two meals per day cooked as a group, on average


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

Side trips / Optional extras

Trip/extra Cost
Morocco – Fez – To see the best tanneries USD $5
Morocco – Marrakech – Guided tour of Medina – barter!!! USD $3
Morocco – Volubilis Roman ruins USD $8
Ghana – To see the "Home of Slavery" USD $10
Togo – Visit the "Fetish Market" USD $2
Benin – Home of Voodoo and museum, and slave gates USD $2
Benin – Tour of the voodoo temples and salt producers USD $5
South Africa – Wine Tasting $10, Canoeing on the Gariep River $25 – Cape Town – Stellenbosch wine tour $90, Robben Island & Shark cage dive; before or after the tour USD $225
Botswana – 45 min flight over Delta – 5 per plane USD $110
Botswana – Okavango delta, overnight 'mokoro' canoe trip USD $150
Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls – Helicopter over Falls 12/25 mins $155/265, Abseil & Gorge Swing full day $140, Bungee jump $160, walk with lions $140, Rhino walk $70, Rafting full day lunch, BBQ, drinks, park fees $160, Sunset Game Cruise – BBQ & drinks $65 USD $185
Malawi – Kande Beach – Dives $80, Horse ride $70, village walk $5, boat hire $20 USD $10
Tanzania – Zanzibar – Taxi to best beaches $7, meals $5/2, Dive Mnemba Atoll 2 dives & lunch $80, Snorkeling Mnemba Atoll $30, Swim with dolphins $40, Prison Island, boat ride, entry. snorkel hire $30 USD $30
Kenya – Lake Naivasha – Horse riding $25, Boat trip $60, Elsamere home of Joy Adamson $25, Hells Gate cycle thru the park $65 USD $25
Kenya – Nairobi day trip, before or after the trip. Baby elephants entry $5, Giraffes feeding $12 – 1/2 day's taxi $30. + Yaya Centre Masai Market and shops, full day $50 USD $30
Uganda Mountain Gorillas + local transfer transport $50 USD $900
Uganda – Jinja Bungy jumping $60, White water rafting on the White Nile USD $160
Egypt – Red Sea Coast – Diving $70, Boat cruise $20, Red Sea Monasteries $10 USD $70
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 USD $20
Sudan – National Museum, Khartoum, Meroe Pyramids $20, Sail on the Nile $15 USD $6
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 USD $170
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 USD $20
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 USD $10
Egypt – Alexandria on the Mediterranean; day trip, lunch, entrances USD $100
Namibia – Cape Cross Seals half day $50, Fish River Canyon $10, Sesriem $10, Cheetah Farm $8, Horse riding $55, Sand boarding $55-$70, Swakopmund scenic flight $250, Brandburg White Lady walk $6 USD $3
Cameroun – Climbing Mount Cameroon – 3 Days USD $150
Ghana – Canopy Walk – Kakum National Park USD $35
Tanzania – Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater: two nights from USD $670

Departure Dates

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


Map of London to Cairo Trans Africa