Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan

43 Day Guided Tour & Nile Cruise from Cape Town to Amman with Scenic

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Cape Town
Tour & River Cruise
Countries Explored:
South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Jordan
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1 Cape Town
Welcome to Cape Town. Your journey into wonder begins with a three night Special Stay. (D)
2 Cape Town
Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for stunning 360 degree views. Freechoice: Sample South Africa’s finest vintages with a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit Robben Island, take a township tour, or a Harley DavidsonTM ride. (B)
3 Cape Town
Journey along the Atlantic coastline to Cape Point, stop at the Cape of Good Hope and visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony. (B/L)
4 Cape Town - Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
Fly to Hoedspruit and transfer to your game lodge, adjacent to Kruger National Park, where you’ll enjoy a three night Special Stay. Set off on your first game drive this afternoon. Sundowners: At the end of your game drive, partake in one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions – Sundowner drinks. (B/D)
5 Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
Specially adapted Land Rovers are able to track the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Enrich: Dine in the bush under a starlit sky with the sounds of African wildlife close by. (B/L/D)
6 Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
Encounter more of Africa’s wildlife on your morning and evening game drives. There is an opportunity for a walking safari with your game ranger. (B/L/D)
7 Panorama Route - Johannesburg
Travel the Panorama Route en route to Johannesburg and see the Blyde River Canyon – the third deepest in the world. Stay at your stylish hotel for an overnight stay. (B)
8 Johannesburg - Victoria Falls
Fly to Victoria Falls and marvel at the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Enjoy a three night Special Stay. Sundowners: Be treated to a special Sundowners cruise down the Zambezi River and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks. (B/D)
9 Chobe National Park
Enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River, home to vast herds of elephants and buffalo as well as a game drive along the shoreline. (B/L)
10 Victoria Falls
Enrich: Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain unique insights into traditional tribal life. Get up close and personal during your visit to an elephant sanctuary. Witness the power of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side. Later, enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone restaurant to complete your day. (B/L/D)
11 Victoria Falls - Nairobi
Helicopter flight - Enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. Enquire for details – additional expense, please book on tour. Fly to Nairobi where you’ll stay overnight. (B)
12 Nairobi - Tarangire National Park
Drive to magical Tanzania and spend two nights at your luxurious lodge in Tarangire National Park. (B/L/D)
13 Tarangire National Park
Take an early morning game drive in search of Tarangire’s famous tree-climbing lions. Enrich: Enjoy a traditional dance by a local tribe within the lodge grounds. (B/L/D)
14 Tarangire National Park - Ngorongoro Crater
Travel to Ngorongoro Crater, ‘Africa’s Eden’, for a two night stay at your lodge, on the crater’s rim. (B/L/D)
15 Ngorongoro Crater
Witness sunrise over the crater before an extended game drive along the crater floor, reputed to contain the largest number of predators. (B/L/D)
16 Ngorongoro Crater - Amboseli National Reserve
Gaze at Mount Kilimanjaro, as you travel across the dry plains of Amboseli National Reserve. Your lodge, your home for two nights, sits beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain. (B/L/D)
17 Amboseli National Reserve
Go in search of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives. Sundowners: Climb to the top of Observation Hill and gaze at the sunset views over Amboseli National Reserve, drink in hand. (B/L/D)
18 Amboseli National Reserve - Lake Nakuru National Park
Journey north into the heart of Kenya to Lake Nakuru for a two night stay at your lodge, overlooking the lake. (B/L/D)
19 Lake Nakuru National Park
The shallow alkaline lake near the town of Nakuru is home to vast bird populations. Enrich: Visit the Lake Nakuru Orphanage centre, established by an Australian family, and draw a little closer to Africa and its wonderful people. (B/L/D)
20 Masai Mara Reserve
The Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals. Enjoy a three night stay inside the reserve. (B/L/D)
21 Masai Mara Reserve
Game drives through the Masai Mara encompass all types of animals, from lions, cheetahs, and leopards, to vast herds of zebras and antelopes. Enrich: Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture. (B/L/D)
22 Masai Mara Reserve
Hot air balloon flight - Experience the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon. Enquire for details – additional expense, please book on tour. Freechoice: Join your Maasai guide for a walking safari, or take an African cooking class. (B/L/D)
23 Masai Mara - Nairobi
Enrich: Enjoy an exclusive farewell bush breakfast out on the open plains of the Masai Mara amongst the wildlife. Board your light aircraft for a scenic flight over the reserve to Nairobi for an overnight stay. (B)
24 Nairobi - Giza (Cairo)
Bid farewell to Southern Africa as you fly from Nairobi to Cairo. At Giza enjoy a two night Special Stay, where you’ll be able to soak up the magnificent view of the Great Pyramids right from your balcony. Sundowners: Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the Pyramids. (B/D)
25 Giza
Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500BC before marvelling at the 20 metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. This evening watch the laser light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids. (B/L)
26 Giza - Luxor
Fly to Luxor and relax in the beautiful gardens of your hotel, your Special Stay for tonight. Discover the antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by a walk through the colourful local markets. (B/L/D)
27 Luxor - Nile Cruise
Optional Balloon Flight - Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight for a fascinating bird’s-eye view of the ancient sites. Additional cost, please book on tour. Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut, then admire the well-preserved temple of Ramses III. Return to Luxor and embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III and settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Late afternoon tour the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak, and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall. Sundowners: Raise your glass and toast the start of your Nile cruise with drinks and canapés. (B/L/D)
28 Nile Cruise
Relax on one of the Sun Decks and catch a glimpse of daily life along the banks of the Nile as you cruise to Dendera. Marvel at the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s temple before returning to Luxor and visiting the impressive Luxor temple. This evening’s entertainment will delight with the colours of the whirling dervishes and the mesmerising moves of a belly dancer. (B/L/D)
29 Nile Cruise
Follow the course of the ancient Pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise south where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the river against the backdrop of the desert. This afternoon explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank and dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god. A fun night awaits on board with a lively and colourful Galabeyya party with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing. (B/L/D)
30 Nile Cruise
Cruise south to reach charming Aswan, the home of the Nubian people. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. A leisurely afternoon awaits as you savour your last moments on board and take a felucca cruise on the Nile. Tonight join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner. (B/L/D)
31 Nile Cruise - Aswan
Freechoice: Visit a traditional Nubian village or take a motorboat to the upper reaches of the Nile. Alternatively, discover the vibrant botanical gardens. Be ensconced in luxury during your Special Stay, admire the sweeping views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony. Enrich: Watch the sun set and picture yourself as Agatha Christie, pen in hand, as you sample delicious Mediterranean cuisine during a private dinner at The Terrace. (B/L/D)
32 Aswan - Cairo
Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments, the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Later, fly to bustling Cairo for your two night stay. (B/L)
33 Cairo
Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and the collection of Royal Mummies. Freechoice: Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. Alternatively, visit the ancient site of Saqqara. This evening join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner. (B/D)
34 Cairo - Amman
Fly to Amman, the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, for two nights. Join your Jordanian Tour Director for a dinner of local delicacies. (B/D)
35 Amman
Discover the ancient Roman city of Jerash, inhabited since the Bronze Age. Explore the impressive ruins and witness an exciting re-enactment of a Roman chariot race in the hippodrome. (B/L)
36 Amman - Petra
During a visit to the Royal Automobile Museum view the extensive private collection of the Royal Family. At Bethany Beyond the Jordan see where Jesus was baptised and view the memorial to Moses at Mount Nebo. At Madaba discover the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land then continue to the rose red city of Petra for your two night stay. (B/L)
37 Petra
This magnificent World Heritage-listed city is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly coloured narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury, more than 40 metres high. Designed to impress, the rock-cut facade will take your breath away. This is only the first of many wonders you will discover here today. (B/D)
38 Petra - Wadi Rum
Travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you discover the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum. Explore Lawrence Road and be awed by the vistas of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the pink and white sands. You will feel like you have stepped onto the moon during your Special Stay in the luxurious Martian tents of the Sun Camp. Sundowners: Witness the vivid and dramatic colours of the desert at sunset over a refreshing drink. (B/L/D)
39 Wadi Rum - Aqaba
Early risers will be rewarded with the stillness of the desert at sunrise. Later, continue south to Aqaba for a two night Special Stay. Relax in the luxurious surrounds of your hotel, step onto your balcony with sweeping Red Sea views or take a dip in the pool. (B/D)
40 Aqaba
Freechoice: Cruise and snorkel the Red Sea in search for marine life. Alternatively, you may choose a relaxing Spa treatment. The afternoon is at leisure to relax and enjoy the facilities of your resort. (B)
41 Aqaba - Dead Sea
Travel north for a two night stay at the luxurious Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa. Relax and enjoy the views over the Dead Sea across to Israel from your balcony. (B/L)
42 Dead Sea
Enjoy the facilities of your resort including direct access to the sea. Spoil yourself and allow the staff to slather you in the therapeutic mud. Or float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea, while reading a book or the newspaper. Sundowners: Join your Tour Director at the Sky Bar and toast the end of a wonderful journey. (B/D)
43 Dead Sea - Amman
Say farewell as you transfer to Amman airport taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you. (B)

Scenic Inclusions

Scenic Luxury Experience
Scenic Luxury Experience
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Scenic Freechoice
Scenic Freechoice
You can choose between a vast range of activities and sightseeing experiences to ensure you only see what you want to see, at a tempo that suits you. Read more
Scenic Special Stays
Scenic Special Stays
Throughout your journey, you'll stay in the most unforgettable accommodation. Our selection of handpicked luxury hotels will ensure that your holiday becomes just that little bit more extraordinary. Read more
Scenic Enrich
Scenic Enrich
Scenic's seasoned Journey Designers have handpicked and created a range of unique experiences that will be among the highlights of your journey. Read more
Scenic Nile Cruising
Nile Cruising
Cruise the majestic Nile River on our exclusive private charter on board Sanctuary Sun Boat III between Luxor and Aswan, catering to just 36 guests. Read more
The nth Degree
The nth Degree
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Deck Plans

Royal Suite
Tower (Level 3)

Cabin Types

Presidential Suite
Presidential Suite  Presidential Suite  

Indulge in this spacious, elegant suite decorated in cool calm tones that will leave you in absolute serenity. Comfort and style are reflected in all corners of the presidential suite to give a naturally astonishing look. There are two presidential suites.

  • Stateroom size 29 sq m
  • Swimming pool on the Sun Deck
  • Individual CD player and LCD television with satellite and in-house movies
  • Fully air-conditioned with individual controls
  • Built-in bathtub and spacious wardrobe
  • Spacious ensuite with shower and hairdryer
  • A well-stocked minibar and safe deposit box
  • International telephone access is available through the reception

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Wednesday 21 Aug 2019 Wednesday 02 Oct 2019 36,995 per person 1,080 per person 35,915 per person Sold Out
Wednesday 04 Sep 2019 Wednesday 16 Oct 2019 36,995 per person 1,080 per person 35,915 per person Sold Out
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Wednesday 21 Aug 2019 Wednesday 02 Oct 2019 45,105 per person 1,323 solo traveller 43,782 solo traveller Sold Out
Wednesday 04 Sep 2019 Wednesday 16 Oct 2019 45,105 per person 1,323 solo traveller 43,782 solo traveller Sold Out
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Wednesday 04 Mar 2020 Wednesday 15 Apr 2020 47,805 per person 1,404 solo traveller 46,401 solo traveller Enquire
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Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

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Nile Deck (Luxury Cabin) $ 0
Promenade Deck (Luxury Cabin) $ 300
Promenade Deck (Presidential Suite) $ 900
Tower Deck (Royal Suite) $ 1,200