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London to Cairo Trans Africa

39 weeks from GBP £6,250 plus local payment US$3,000 (What’s this?)

Week 1-4: Gibraltar, Morocco
Week 5: Mauritania
Week 6-10: Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana
Week 11-13: Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon
Week 14: Cameroon
Week 15-17: Gabon, Republic of Congo, Cabinda (Angola)
Week 18: Democratic Republic of Congo
Week 19: Angola
Week 20: Namibia
Week 21: South Africa, Cape Town 
Week 22-25: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana
Week 26-27: Zimbabwe, Malawi
Week 28-29: Tanzania
Week 30: Kenya
Week 31: Uganda
Week 32: Nairobi, Kenya
Week 33: Kenya
Week 34-36: Ethiopia
Week 37: Sudan
Week 38-39: 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

Morocco - Fez - To see the best tanneries US$ 1
Morocco - Marrakech - Guided tour of Medina - barter!!! US$ 3
Morocco - Volubilis Roman ruins US$ 3
Ghana - To see the "Home of Slavery" US$ 5
Togo - Visit the "Fetish Market" US$ 2
Benin - Home of Voodoo and museum, and slave gates US$ 2
Benin - Tour of the voodoo temples and salt producers US$ 5
Congo - See chimpanzees in their almost natural habitat - donation US$ 2
South Africa - Cape Town - Robbin Island & Shark cage dive; before or after the tour US$ 225
South Africa - Stellenbosch wine tour (Cederberg wine tasting $15) US$ 90
Botswana - 45 min flight over Delta - 5 per plane US$ 110
Botswana - Okavango delta, overnight 'mokoro' canoe trip US$ 175
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 $65 US$ 185
Malawi - Kande Beach - Dives $80, Horse ride $70, village walk $5, boat hire $20 US$ 10
Tanzania - Zanzibar - Hotel per night $30/60, Taxi to best beaches $7, meals $5/20 US$ 30
Tanzania - Zanzibar - Dive Mnemba Atoll 2 dives & lunch $80, Snorkeling Mnemba Atoll $30, Swim with dolphins $40, Prison Island, boat ride, entry. snorkel hire $30 US$ 30
Kenya - Lake Naivasha - Horse Riding, Naivasha $25, Boat trip $60, Elsamere home of Joy Adamson $25, Hells Gate cycle thru the park $65 US$ 25
Kenya - Nairobi Saturday day trip, or before or after the trip. Baby elephants entry $4 , Giraffes feeding $7, Yaya Centre Masai Market and shopping, Day's transport $7 US$ 25
Uganda Mountain Gorillas [Rwanda permits $750] plus visas & transport $65 to $120 US$ 600
Uganda - Jinja Bungy jumping $60, White water rafting on the White Nile US$ 160
Ethiopia - Addis Ababa : National Museum US$ 5
Ethiopia - Bahir Dar - Tissisat Falls - free US$ 0
Ethiopia - Gondar Monastery and castle guided tour US$ 25
Ethiopia - Historical route - includes Axum, Lalibela etc. $60-$100 pp US$ 80
Ethiopia - Horseback trek in Dodola Mountains : negotiable on group (excl. transport) US$ 20
Ethiopia - Lake Tana boat trip - between $20 - $40 US$ 30
Ethiopia - Lake Tana monasteries : negotiable depending on number in group US$ 20
Ethiopia - Temples and monasteries visited one by one US$ 5
Sudan - National Museum, Khartoum US$ 6
Egypt - Abu Simbel US$ 30
Egypt - Boat cruise US$ 20
Egypt - Cairo Museum US$ 10
Egypt - Camel rides US$ 10
Egypt - Diving US$ 70
Egypt - Edfu US$ 10
Egypt - Feluccas US$ 30
Egypt - Great Pyramids and Sphinx : entry to Giza Plateau US$ 15
Egypt - Karnak Temple US$ 15
Egypt - Kom Ombo US$ 10
Egypt - Philae Temple US$ 8
Egypt - Side trip to Alexandria : return transfers including lunch cost around US$ 30
Egypt - Valley of the Kings : entry to site and 3 tombs US$ 15
Egypt - Valley of the Queens : entry 3 tombs US$ 5

Departure Dates

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