Visa Information | Nile Expedition – South Africa to Egypt
Visa and Passport
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after finishing the trip with one clear page for each country visited, plus 7 extra just in case pages. You’ll need to bring passport size photos and photocopies of your passport photo page.
UK to Accra – 14 blank pages, 12 passport photos
UK to Cape Town – 23 blank pages, 30 passport photos
UK to Nairobi – 30 blank pages 30 passport photos
UK to Cairo – 35 blank pages, 35 passport photos
Cape Town to Cairo & vv – 20 blank pages, 12 passport photos
Nairobi to Cairo & vv – 12 blank pages, 10 passport photos
Accra to Cape Town – 18 blank pages, 20 passport photos
Accra to Cairo – 30 blank pages, 25 passport photos
Before doing this trip, get a frequent traveller or jumbo size passport, with more pages than a standard passport. Canadians, who cannot get a jumbo passport, should get a second passport before travelling.
You will need you to get just one or two visas before departure, we will advise you on booking.
No Israeli stamps in your passport or border stamps exiting neighbouring countries towards Israel. This is vital if visiting Sudan.
Visas cost and where to get them
Visa are paid for in either; £, US$, € or local currency. The US$ amount is shown for simplicity.
Morocco – most nationalities don’t need one but SA must get it beforehand
Mauritania – on route US$135
Senegal – US$60
Mali – on route US$32
Sierra Leone – US$100
Guinea – US$85
Cote d’Ivoire – US$125
Ghana – before departure
Togo – on route US$65
Benin – on route US$25
Nigeria – on route USA & UK US$180, Australia & NZ US$75
Cameroon – on route US$120
Gabon – on route US$100
Congo – on route US$150
DR Congo – on route US$170
Angola – on route US$200
Namibia – Australia, NZ, UK, Canada, most EU, & USA do not need one
South Africa – Australia, Canada, EU, & USA do not need one. South Africa might ask for proof of your onward journey, a flight or tour ticket. NZ need a visa before travel.
Botswana – on route most free.
Zimbabwe- on route US$30 to US$75
Mozambique – on route US$72
Malawi – Australia, NZ, UK, Canada, most EU & USA do not need one
Tanzania – on route US$50 to US$100
Kenya – on route US$50
Uganda – on route, US$50 to 100
Rwanda – on route, free to US$30
Ethiopia – US$40 – US$70 USA passport holders get this visa before the trip
Sudan – on route US$100 US$310 USA
Egypt – on route US$30
Visa prices often change
We will update you with relevant visa information on booking