STSES 02: Egypt- South Africa Tours 25 days(Combined)

Day 1: Cairo
Arrival in Cairo international airport, Meet & Assist at the airport and After going through Immigration, Baggage Claim and Customs, Transfer to the hotel en route, (the unknown soldiers and the late President Saddat tomb) optional dinner and Overnight.

Day 2: Cairo
Start the day with a visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx that large statue which is one of the most famous monuments in the whole world, Optional lunch followed by a visit to the Papyrus institute and the perfume shop. Transfer to the Train station and board the Luxurious sleeper train with Dinner and Breakfast on board. (B in the hotel, D on board the train)

Day 3: Cairo Luxor
The train arrives to Luxor in the Morning, meet and assist in the station and transfer to visit Luxor East Bank (Karnak & Luxor Temples). Embarkation & Lunch on board the cruise ship and the rest of the day is free at leisure, Open buffet dinner & Overnight in Luxor. (B on board the train, L, D on Board the cruise)

Day 4: Luxor
After breakfast visit the West Bank of Luxor(Valley of The Kings, Valley of The Queens, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut & Colossi of Memnon). Lunch on board and Sailing to Edfu. Dinner and Galabya party. Overnight ( in Edfu ).(B, L, D on Board the cruise)

Day 5: Luxor Edfu Aswan
Buffet breakfast, Visit Edfu Temple by Horse Carriages and sail to Kom Ombo, visit Kom Ombo Temple on foot, proceed sailing to Aswan, Dinner & Overnight in Aswan. (B, L, D on Board the cruise)

Day 6: Aswan
Buffet breakfast on board, visit The High Dam, unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple and back to the cruise for lunch. Afternoon outside visit of The Agha Khan Mausoleum by Felucca. Dinner & Overnight in Aswan. (B, L, D on Board the cruise)

Day 7: Aswan Cairo
Buffet breakfast on board, Disembarkation from the cruise and the rest of the day Free at leisure and shopping. Transfer to the train station to Board the Sleeper train to Cairo, Dinner and Breakfast on board. (B on the cruise, D on the Train)

Day 8: Cairo
The train arrives to Cairo in the morning, Transfer to the Egyptian Museum where you find the greatest Collections of Egyptian antiquities in the world and the Home of King TUT treasures, Lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Nile followed by a visit to the historical old Cairo the hanging church and Ben Azer Synagogue. Khan El-khalili (bazaar), Overnight in Cairo (B on the train, L in Cairo)

Day 09: Cairo
Pick up from the hotel, Transfers to the airport for departure to Cape Town

Day 10: Cape Town Arrival
Arrive at one of South Africa’s premier travel destination and home to the renowned Table Mountain Transfer from Cape Town Airport to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure. Depending on the weather and your want for activities and adventure, the next 3 days of your adventure are interchangeable. Overnight Cape Town for 3 nights.

Day 11: Cape Town Sightseeing
Visit Table Mountain the most visible symbol of Cape Town. Ride the cable car to the top for a stunning 360 degree view across Table Bay, the Cape Flats and the mountains. Later tour of historical and architectural sites of the city before heading to the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. After lunch it’s a short ride to the “other side” of table mountain to the sociable village of Hout Bay. The main street of interesting shops leads to the busy harbor which is the center for tuna and crayfish. Conditions permitting, board a boat boat to view Cape Fur seals on Duiker Island. Afterwards there’s time to enjoy the town and savor the fresh-from-the-sea fish and chip restaurants on the waterfront. The beach is long and sandy and safe for swimming. Return to your hotel 4:00-5:00 PM. Balance of the evening for independent activities in Cape Town.

Day 13. Cape Town Sightseeing
Today travel down the Peninsula to the Cape of Good Hope Reserve. There’s a number of great stops;like the Penguin colony in False Bay, and at Cape Point the fun is riding the funicular to the Old Lighthouse. On the return (if possible & if conditions permit) travel along breathtaking Chapman’s Peak Drive from Noordhoek back to picturesque Hout Bay. Balance of the evening for independent activities. Overnight Cape Town.

Day 14 Cape Town Wine Regions
The plan for today is sightseeing and wine tasting from village to village in an area saturated with well maintained mansions, attractive Cape Dutch homes and vine lands estate/towns like Stellenbsoch, Franschhoek and Paarl. Each has a lion’s share of well maintained buildings, beautiful gardens and tall oak tree boulevards dating back to 1679. Visits range from the local Period History Museum to true French restaurants, bistros, boutiques, and the galleries in Franschhoek. Time is filled with ad-lib activities in the visiting town to town as you like. Return to your hotel 4:00-5:00 PM. Balance of the evening for independent activities in Cape Town. Overnight Cape Town.

Day 15 Garden Route Sightseeing
Begin the drive from Cape Town to Plattenberg (sometimes called Platt) along the renowned scenic coastline characterized by indigenous forests, freshwater lakes, wetlands, hidden coves, long beaches and abundant wildlife. During the course of day cover almost 300 miles (400km) passing through the Breede River Valley (cherries, apricots, peaches, apples, pears & grapes abound, over Kogman’skloof Pass into the Klein Karoo before stopping in Calitzdorp. With Edwardian and Victorian architectural influences the authentic character of a Little Karoo community thrives in Calitzdorp. Surroundings by three mountain ranges, the nearby Gamkaberg Nature Reserve is home to endangered Cape Mountain Zebra, baboons, antelope and the largest concentration of Pale Chanting Gosh Hawks the southern hemisphere. Our overnight here is at a local Guest House. Dinner included.

Day 16: Garden Route Sightseeing
Visit the Wildlife Ranch to see cheetah, lion, puma, jaguar and white Bengal tigers from the safety of a raised walkway. The ranch hosts the first breeding program for the highly endangered SA Cheetah in addition to reptiles and exotic birds. After lunch visit the Safari Ostrich Show Farm for a wealth of facts and laughs on these great big birds. Ostrich races with jockeys in their dashing colors, or try to ride a bird yourself! With more than 2500 birds, this is a paradise for the photographer. Overnight here is at a local Guest House. Dinner included.

Day 17 Knysna Sightseeing
Spend time in Knysna browsing and people watching at one of the casual side-walk cafe’s. This area is well known for it indigenous rare woods and carvings. Later, drive to the local Waterfront and cruise on the Knysna lagoon. (Optional lunch can be bought on board.) In the afternoon get up-close-and-personal at the Knysna Elephant Park. With the help of resident African elephants and well-informed guides- you learn about the mystical story of the Knysna Elephants – the world’s Southern most elephants. The park offers a rare and exciting opportunity to get close to these gentle giants, who live in a controlled, free range environment in the heart of the famous Garden Route. (80km/50ml) B,L

Day 18 , Wild Game Viewing
Depart for the Eastern Cape and the malaria-free game viewing experience at our hand-picked 5 star tented lodge. Specially adapted luxury tented accommodations have a flat entry shower and easy access commode (swivel bath seat, no grab bars available). Safari experiences here require transfer into the traditional seat of the Landrover. After lunch on arrival, there is an afternoon/evening game drive, followed by an evening dinner (Alternatively, fully accessible overnight accommodations are available at the nearby National Park and visits to our private reserve are as a day visitor)

19, 20, 21 , Wild Game Viewing
Three full days of wild game viewing with your personal game tracker at our private 5 star reserve on full board.

Day 22, Wild Game Viewing and Port Elizabeth
After an early morning game drive head for Port Elizabeth. In Port Elizabeth visit the Boardwalk Casino and shopping center before continuing down the Old Passes road to Plettenberg Bay or Knysnafor for an overnight. Plettenberg Bay is a vacationer’s paradise and the ecotourist’s dream. With the rugged Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains as a backdrop the area is blessed with more than a dozen private and public nature reserves, perfect sand-white beaches, vast expanses of undisturbed flora, and beautifully consistent sunny weather. The great whales of the southern oceans appear regularly in the waters off
Plettenberg Bay. (330km/210ml) B

Day 23 Knysna Lagoon cruise or Mossel Bay
Todays activities are determined by the weather – either an outdoor eco-cruise on the Knysna Lagoon cruise, or a drive to Mossel Bay to visit the Dias Museum (where the first Portuguese Navigator landed in 1488) and the aloe factory. In the Late afternoon depart for the Heidelberg district where plentiful of water, rich soil, clean air, and rural tranquility make for a great place to overnight. Overnight at a local
Guest Farm. 250km/160ml B,D.

Day 24 , Return to Cape Town
After a morning tour of the farm we begin our return to Cape Town. Stop in the old town of Swellendam at the base of the Langeberg Mountain Range. Founded in 1745, Swellendam is famous for its youngberries, electic architecture and National Parks. Return to Cape Town over Sir Lowry’s pass. Evening at leisure to explore V&A waterfront. Overnight Cape Town.

25 , Cape Town Departure
Check out of hotel. Free time in the morning to explore depending on time of return flight. You will be collected for airport transfer, 3 to 3.5 hours prior to flight departure. End of services.
Rates and Details
Safari Rates:

Rates Includes:For S/Africa
All vehicle and fuel costs. Services of a registered driver/guide. All accommodation on B&B basis, except at Game Lodge which is full board (FB). Entrance fees as per itinerary. Meals per itinerary (L=Lunch & D=Dinner included) Porterages at accommodations. Gratuities to Rangers and guides at attractions. Welcome letter and tips for a successful holiday on arrival. Maps and brochures to area..

Tour costs do not include:
Round trip international airfare from the USA to South Africa, pre and post tour accommodations, drinks and certain meals not mentioned in the itinerary. Items of personal nature, postage, telephone calls, cellular calls. Meals and drinks not stated in itinerary. Changes to itinerary once tour is underway, where costs are incurred are for the guests’ own use/pleasure. Gratuity for any additional guides, your escort and drivers. Travel insurance.

For Egypt Part

includes:
08 nights accommodations 5 Stars Cairo and 5 Stars Cruise.
Sightseeing: Giza, Old Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and in between.
Admissions to: The Pyramids, Sphinx, Karnak Temples, Luxor
Temple, Egyptian Museum The Colossi of Memnon and The Valley of the Kings.
Deluxe air-conditioned car/coach throughout.
Multilingual escort throughout tour.
Local tour guide in Cairo and Luxor.
Meals as indicated in the program (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
Luxurious sleeper train (Cairo Luxor // Aswan Cairo)
Dinner and Breakfast on board
Tour does not includes:
Entry visa for Egypt.
Tips and departure tax.

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STSES 02: Tanzania -Egypt- Kenya -[23 days Africa Explorer](Combined)

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha:
On arrival at the Kilimanjaro Airport you are met and transfered to Impala Hotel in Arusha on bed and breakfast.

Day 2: :Early breakfast and proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and set yourself for game drive. Ngorongoro Conservation Area’s central feature is the Ngorogoro Crater, one of the largest intact caldera in the world and one of the most spectacular sights in Africa. The Olduvai Gorge in the neighbourhood is the site where some of Africa’s oldest hominid fossils were found. The Crater has densest predator population in Africa. Elephant, lion, zebra, wildebeest and a host of other resident animals are to be found here. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Crater Tented Lodge.

Day 3:Ngorongoro: Morning and afternoon game drives at the Crater floor. Meals and overnight at the Crater Tented Lodge.

Day 4:Ngorongoro/Serengeti: After breakfast leave for vast Serengeti National Park, Africa’s most popular game reserve. There is an incredible number of animals in this vast game park. Wildebeest is the most populous followed by zebras. Elephant is notably scarce. Cheetahs and the rest of the big cats are regularly sighted in the plains. The few remaining endangered black rhino are restricted at the Moru Koppies area. The park is also famous for the wildbeeste migration, often described as the most impressive spectacle in the world. Arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon proceed for a game drive. Dinner and overnight Serengeti Ikoma tented Lodge.

Day 5:Serengeti :Morning and afternoon game drive drives in the park witnessing the great migration.You will be taken closer to the migrating zones. Meals and overnight at the Serengeti Ikoma Tented Lodge.

Day 6: Full day in Serengeti.Morning and afternoon game drives.All meals and overnight at Ikoma Safari Tented Lodge.

Day 7:Serengeti/.Tarangire National Park.
After breakfast at Serengeti, Drive to Tarangire arriving for lunch at lodge. Afternoon game drive. Tarangire is famous for the Tree Climbing Lions and large heards of elephants moving together in big numbers upto fifty at once.Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa lodge.

Day 8: Breakfast and leave for Nairobi where you will connect your afternoon flight to Cairo and on arrival in Cairo international airport, Meet & Assist at the airport and after going through Immigration, Baggage Claim and Customs, Transfer to the hotel en route, (the unknown soldiers and the late President Saddat tomb) optional dinner and Overnight.

Day 9: Day 2: Cairo
Start the day with a visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx that large statue which is one of the most famous monuments in the whole world, Optional lunch followed by a visit to the Papyrus institute and the perfume shop. Transfer to the Train station and board the Luxurious sleeper train with Dinner and Breakfast on board. (B in the hotel, D on board the train)

Day 10: Cairo Luxor
The train arrives to Luxor in the Morning, meet and assist in the station and transfer to visit Luxor East Bank (Karnak & Luxor Temples). Embarkation & Lunch on board the cruise ship and the rest of the day is free at leisure, Open buffet dinner & Overnight in Luxor. (B on board the train, L, D on Board the cruise)

Day 11: Luxor
After breakfast visit the West Bank of Luxor(Valley of The Kings, Valley of The Queens, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut & Colossi of Memnon). Lunch on board and Sailing to Edfu. Dinner and Galabya party. Overnight ( in Edfu ).(B, L, D on Board the cruise)

Day 12: Luxor Edfu Aswan
Buffet breakfast, Visit Edfu Temple by Horse Carriages and sail to Kom Ombo, visit Kom Ombo Temple on foot, proceed sailing to Aswan, Dinner & Overnight in Aswan. (B, L, D on Board the cruise)

Day 13: Aswan
Buffet breakfast on board, visit The High Dam, unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple and back to the cruise for lunch. Afternoon outside visit of The Agha Khan Mausoleum by Felucca. Dinner & Overnight in Aswan. (B, L, D on Board the cruise)

Day 14: Aswan Cairo
Buffet breakfast on board, Disembarkation from the cruise and the rest of the day Free at leisure and shopping. Transfer to the train station to Board the Sleeper train to Cairo, Dinner and Breakfast on board. (B on the cruise, D on the Train)

Day 15: Cairo
The train arrives to Cairo in the morning, Transfer to the Egyptian Museum where you find the greatest Collections of Egyptian antiquities in the world and the Home of King TUT treasures, Lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Nile followed by a visit to the historical old Cairo the hanging church and Ben Azer Synagogue. Khan El-khalili (bazaar), Overnight in Cairo (B on the train, L in Cairo)

Day 16: Cairo
Pick up from the hotel, Transfers to the airport for departure to Kenya. Overnight at Panafric Hotel

Day 17: Samburu National Reserve
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive through central Kenya and north across the equator to Samburu National Reserve with lunch en route. Arrive in time for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at samburu campsite.

Day 18. Samburu National Reserve
Full day spend in Samburu, with early morning and afternoon game drives. Samburu is a beautiful and game abundant park, home to rarely found species such as the Grevy’s zebra, blue-necked Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe. Optional visit to a local Samburu villageDinner and Overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge

Day 19. Samburu/Nakuru
Depart Samburu after breakfast and drive along the floor of the Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park with a stop at Nyahururu Thomson Falls.Lunch at Nyahururu proceed to the Pink Lake often referred so due to it’s Great masses of Flamingoes.On arrival you will go for a game drive.Dinner and overnight at Nakuru Lion Hill Lodge

Day 20. Lake Nakuru National park
Full day spent in this beautiful park home to millions of Bird life.

Day 21. Nakuru/Masai Mara.
Morning game drive, Watch and photograph Birds and Animals , breakfast and depart for Maasai Mara, Arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive is taken. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sop Lodge

Day 22. Masai Mara
Full day in this Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity to spot the Big Five [lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant] . Meals and overnight at Mara Sop Lodge

Day 23. Masai Mara/Nairobi
Pre-breakfast game drive. Return to campsite for breakfast. After breakfast break up the camp and depart for Nairobi arriving in the afternoon.Lunch in Nairobi followed by transfer to airport for flight home

Tour includes:
08 nights accommodations 5 Stars Cairo and 5 Stars Cruise.
Sightseeing: Giza, Old Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and in between.
Admissions to: The Pyramids, Sphinx, Karnak Temples, Luxor
Temple, Egyptian Museum The Colossi of Memnon and The Valley of the Kings.
Deluxe air-conditioned car/coach throughout.
Multilingual escort throughout tour.
Local tour guide in Cairo and Luxor.
Meals as indicated in the program (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
Luxurious sleeper train (Cairo Luxor // Aswan Cairo)
Dinner and Breakfast on board
Tour does not includes:
Entry visa for Egypt.
Tips and departure tax.

For Tanzania & Kenya part- tour –

Includes:

The above price includes:
1. All game park entrance fees
2. Transport based on a Safari Vehicle in the game parks,
3. Services of a qualified and experienced English speaking tour driver/guide
4. Fullboard accommodation in lodges based on double/twin sharing
5. Three meals a day throughout the safari.
6. All vehicle park entrance fees.
7. Bottled water for use during the safari
8. Drivers allowance
9. Airport transfers
10-one way flight to Cairo.

Not included:
– International air transportation to and from Nairobi
– Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages

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STSES 01: South Africa- Kenya Safari 16 Days Trip (Combined)

Day 01+02
Depart on overnight flight to South Africa. On arrival in Johannesburg make your way to South Africa’s first and only luxury hotel at an airport, the InterContinental Johannesburg Airport Sun is situated within walking distance from the airport terminals. Overnight InterContinental Johannesburg Airport Sun .

Day 03-05
Scheduled flight to Hoedspruit near the Kruger Park. On arrival you will be met and transferred by camp vehicle to the Timbavati Reserve Area. Enjoy two full days of game viewing. 3 nights Tanda Tula Tented Camp .

Day 06-08
Fly to Johannesburg and onward to Cape Town. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a group day trip along the Cape Peninsula driving along Chapmans Peak. Visiting the Simonstown’s colony of the African Penguin. If time you may visit Kirstenbosch Gardens. Enjoy a day at leisure. 3 nights Constantia Uitsig.

Day 09+10
Transfer to the airport this afternoon for your overnight international flight.

Option 2 Day 01+02
Depart on overnight flight to South Africa. On arrival in Johannesburg make your way to South Africa’s first and only luxury hotel at an airport, the InterContinental Johannesburg Aiport Sun is situated within walking distance from the airport terminals. Overnight InterContinental Johannesburg Airport Sun.

Day 03-05
Return to the airport for your scheduled flight to MalaMala’s airstrip near the Kruger Park. On arrival you will be met and transferred by Lion Sands’ camp vehicle to the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve. Activities offered are morning and night game drives, bush breakfast and dinners, guided bush walks, hippo drives and wildlife lectures. Enjoy two days of activities. 3 nights Lion Sands River Lodge or Ivory Lodge.

Day 06-08
Scheduled flights to Johannesburg and onward to Cape Town. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a group day trip along the Cape Peninsula driving along Chapmans Peak. Visiting the Simonstown’s colony of the African Penguin. If time you may visit Kirstenbosch Gardens. Enjoy a day at leisure. 3 nights The Cape Cadogan Hotel.

Day 09+10
Transfer to the airport this afternoon for your overnight International flight.

Option 3 – Day 01+02
Depart on overnight flight to South Africa. On arrival in Johannesburg make your way to your hotel. Overnight InterContinental Johannesburg Airport Sun.

Day 03-05
Fly to Port Elizabeth. On arrival, you will be met and transferred by vehicle to Samara Private Game Reserve. Game viewing activities include game drives in open vehicles, guided walks, bird watching and trips to fossil and bushman painting sites. Enjoy two days of game viewing activities. 3 nights Karoo Lodge at Samara.

Day 06-08
Today you road transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport for scheduled flight to Cape Town. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Next morning you will enjoy a group day trip along the Cape Peninsula driving along Chapmans Peak, visiting the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and continue along the False Bay coast and visit Simonstown’s colony of the African Penguins. Next morning enjoy a day at leisure. Optional tours are available either as a scheduled group or with a private guide and vehicle. 3 nights Les Cascades.

Day 09+10
Transfer to the airport this afternoon for your overnight International flight to Kenya and on arrival, you will be checked in at Nairobi Safari Club!.

Day 11:Nairobi/Masai Mara
We leave Nairobi by safari bus going south through the Rift Valley. Picnic lunch will be served on the way. We will pass Narok to climb the Western Wall entering Hemingway’s “Serengeti Plains”. Late afternoon we will arrive at Serena Lodge .There will be time for a game drive either en-route to the Lodge or after arrival. Dinner will be served at the Serena Lodge

Day 12: Masai Mara
We will take an early morning and late afternoon game drive to explore and enjoy the Masai Mara in search of the “Big Five”. All meals are taken at the Serena Lodge.

Day 13: Masai Mara
A second day to feel the wonderful atmosphere unique to this National Park while at the same time enjoying the game playing out their normal lives before our very eyes. Morning and afternoon game drives.Dinner and overnight at Serena Lodge

Day 14: Masai Mara/Nakuru
A pre-breakfast game drive before returning to the permanent camp or lodge for breakfast and our departure for Lake Nakuru. A picnic lunch will be served on the way. Lake Nakuru is a bird’s paradise, especially for the flamingoes. In fact Lake Nakuru is quite often called “The Pink Lake”. Apart from birds, Nakuru also offers a wide variety of small game such as Rhino, Water Buck, Impala, Buffalo and Gazelle. Dinner will be served as a simple but clean hotel to include an overnight stay with hot showers. The lodge clients will be dining and sleeping at Lake Nakuru Lake Nakuru Lion Hill Lodge.

Day 15: Lake Nakuru/ Lake Baringo
During the morning we will game view at Lake Nakuru before proceeding to Lake Baringo after lunch. Boat trips are available on this lake and are available to our clients. There is an extra charge for this service. Dinner and overnight rest at the camp in our mobile two person tents or at the Lake Baringo Country Club

Day 16: Lake Bogoria/ Nairobi
This is the true naturalists lake with flamingoes in their thousands. We will be able to explore on foot but caution must be taken while walking near the hot springs. In the afternoon we will depart from Nairobi to arrive late evening.You will be transfered to the airport for your flight Home.

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