25 Day Cairo to Zanzibar (Flights Included)

Bunnik Small Group Tour starting in Cairo and finishing in Nairobi

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Operator: Bunnik
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Max Group Size: 12
Duration: 25 Days
From: Cairo to Nairobi
Tour Code: BUN55774
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Visits: Egypt, Tanzania, Kenya
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Depart Australia
Arrive Cairo
‘Ahlan Wa Sahlan' to mesmerising Egypt! This evening we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner. (D)
This morning we visit the last remaining wonder of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Giza! We'll also see the nearby Sphinx, the Step Pyramid of Sakkara and the ancient capital of Memphis. (B)
Today we explore Cairo. Our first stop is the Egyptian Museum, home to the priceless treasures of Tutankhamun. We'll also visit the Citadel, the Mohammed Ali Mosque and explore Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. (B)
Cairo - Luxor - Nile Cruise
We fly to Luxor and visit the beautiful temples of Karnak and Luxor, linked by the impressive 3km-long Avenue of Sphinxes. (B/L/D) Embark Cruise: This afternoon we'll board our luxury Nile cruise ship.
Nile Cruise
This morning we discover the Nile's West Bank, visiting the Valley of the Kings and the imposing Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. (B/L/D)
Nile Cruise
Cruising down the Nile, we stop at Edfu's Temple of Horus. We'll then visit Aswan's impressive Kom Ombo temple complex. Tonight we'll experience a traditional galabeya party on board. (B/L/D)
Nile Cruise
Special Experience: Today we explore amazing Abu Simbel. The twin temples here were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen, Nefertari.This afternoon we'll sail along the Nile on a traditional felucca. (B/L/D)
Nile Cruise - Aswan - Cairo
Disembark Cruise: We disembark the cruise after breakfast.We'll then visit the Temple of Isis on Philae Island, the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan. This afternoon we fly back to Cairo. (B)
Cairo - Zanzibar
The day is at leisure before our overnight flight to Zanzibar. (B/D)
‘Karibu' to tropical Zanzibar! Enjoy the evening at leisure in Stone Town.
This morning we explore historic Stone Town on foot. Highlights include the Sultan's Palace, the Old Museum and the market. We'll then transfer to our resort at Kiwengwa Beach. (B/D)
Relax and soak up the resort atmosphere, or explore the picturesque fishing villages that are dotted along the coast. (B/D)
Spend the day enjoying the beautiful resort at Kiwengwa Beach. (B/D)
Zanzibar - Nairobi
Enjoy the morning at leisure before our flight to Nairobi later this afternoon. (B)
Today we'll visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which rescues and rehabilitates orphaned elephants and rhinos from ivory and horn poachers. Then visit the Giraffe Centre. Later we enjoy lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden, followed by a visit to the adjoining Museum. (B/L)
Nairobi - Samburu National Reserve
Escaping the city, we travel north and cross the equator before arriving in Samburu National Reserve. After lunch we'll head out on our first game drive! (B/L/D)
Samburu National Reserve
Keep an eye out for Samburu's diverse range of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives today. (B/L/D) Special Experience: Visit a Samburu village and school to learn about ‘a day in the life' of a Samburu woman and her children.
Samburu National Reserve - Mt Kenya National Park
Today we travel to Mount Kenya, Kenya's highest mountain. Here we'll explore the forest on foot with a ranger. (B/L/D)
Mt Kenya National Park - Lake Nakuru National Park
A chance for us to spot the endangered rhino in beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park today. We'll participate in a tree-planting ceremony at our lodge before an afternoon game drive. (B/L/D)
Lake Nakuru National Park - Lake Naivasha
Today we travel to Lake Naivasha, the home of the late Joy Adamson, author of “Born Free”. Its rich heritage and idyllic scenery make it the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea and visit the house containing memorabilia from the “Born Free” film. (B/L/D)
Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara
We travel to the famous Maasai Mara and enjoy a game drive, spotting elephants, giraffes, zebra, gazelles and lions! (B/L/D)
Maasai Mara
Our day in the Maasai Mara is devoted to discovering the incredible wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives. (B/L/D) Special Experience: This evening we'll enjoy a special bush dinner under a beautiful blanket of stars.
Maasai Mara - Nairobi - Australia
Today we begin our journey home. (B)
Arrive Australia
Bunnik Inclusions
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Trip Inclusions
  • Return economy class flights from Australia to Africa. Taxes included
  • 5 economy-class flights within Africa
  • Light plane flight within Kenya
  • 4-night luxury Nile cruise
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding shared lodge safari 4WD)
  • Tipping Made Easy, $195pp prepaid (Egypt only). Tipping payable locally for Kenya & Tanzania, suggested amounts are approx. $15-$20pp US per day
  • 7 nights in good quality hotels (3½-4½ star)
  • 4 nights on board luxury Nile cruise ship (5 star Egyptian standard) in an outside cabin, including all meals
  • 3 nights at a Zanzibar beach resort
  • 5 nights in African lodges (4-4½ star)
  • 2 nights in a luxury tent in the heart of the Maasai Mara
  • 21 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 15 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
Your Tour Guides
  • English-speaking locally based Egyptologist guides in Egypt
  • English-speaking locally based guide in Zanzibar
  • English-speaking locally based driver/guide in Kenya (max 6 people per vehicle)
Entrance Fees & Permits (Africa only) 
  • Entrance fees to all national parks and reserves are included
Journey Highlights
  • Spend 2 full days exploring Cairo, including the Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Mohammed Ali Mosque, Saladin Citadel of Cairo, the centuries-old Khan El Khalili bazaar and the Egyptian Museum, home to Tutankhamun's priceless treasures.
  • Visit Memphis and the unique Step Pyramid of Sakkara.
  • Discover the amazing temples of Karnak and Luxor which were once linked by a 3km long Avenue of Sphinxes.
  • Spend 4 nights on board a luxury cruise ship and travel down the majestic Nile River.
  • Explore the West Bank, including the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings (where we enter some of the tombs of the pharaohs) and the massive Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Tour the wonderfully preserved Temple of Horus at Edfu, Kom Ombo's beautiful riverside temples, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon and the Valley of the Kings.
  • Enjoy a Galabeya Party whist crusing the Nile
  • Visit the stunning temples of Ramses ll and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel.
  • Spend a relaxing afternoon on a traditional felucca sail boat.
  • Explore Aswan on a half-day tour, including the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Isis on Philae Island.
  • Stroll through the charming alleys of Stone Town and visit the Sultan Palace, the Old Museum and the Old Market.
  • Spend 2 days relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar.
  • Visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, run by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick, one of the world's most extraordinary animal rehabilitation programs.
  • Visit The Giraffe Centre, an important conservation initiative created by the ‘African Fund for Endangered Wildlife'.  Feed and get up close and personal with these majestic creatures from elevated platforms.
  • Tour the Karen Blixen Museum, presenting a glimpse of the life of Karen Blixen, an extraordinary farmer and the author of ‘Out of Africa'.
  • Explore rugged and remote Samburu National Reserve on game drives. The reserve attracts some amazing wildlife including giraffe, buffalo, waterbuck, zebra and much more!
  • Visit a Samburu Village and school for protected Samburu women and their children.
  • Discover Mount Kenya National Park, home to Africa's second highest peak, affording some of the most impressive views in east Africa.
  • Participate in a tree planting ceremony in Lake Nakuru.
  • Take a spectacular game drive in the Lake Nakuru National Park, a sanctuary for migratory water birds.
  • Visit Lake Naivasha, a beautiful freshwater lake. Fringed by thick papyrus, it is one of Kenya's important horticultural areas with its yellow-barked Acacia Xanthophlea and is teeming with birdlife.
  • Enjoy afternoon tea at Elsemere in Lake Naivasha, home to the late Joy Adamson, author of 'Born Free'.
  • Spend 2 nights in a luxury tent in the heart of the Maasai Mara.
  • Experience unforgettable game drives in the Maasai Mara, Kenya's finest and most famous reserve. With its abundance of wildlife and rolling savannahs, it makes for amazing game-viewing. Keep an eye out for millions of wildebeest and zebras which migrate here annually.
  • Enjoy an incredible bush dinner under the Maasai Mara stars.
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.
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Accommodation: 3.5-4 Star
Average Age: 50+ years
Types: Small Group Tours (Flights Included)
Max Group Size(s): 20
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, South & Central America, USA, Canada
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