EG 07: 13 Nights/14 Days Discover Secrets of Egypt & Kenya
Day 1: Cairo
Arrival at Cairo airport, where our representative will be waiting for you. He will then meet and assist you through airport formalities and escort you to your hotel in Cairo, situated at the pyramids’ area. Check in and overnight at hotel in Cairo.
Day 2: Cairo
Today we visit the great Pyramids of Giza and their guardian Sphinx and then to Cairo Museums. Overnight at hotel in Cairo.
Day 3: Cairo – Aswan (Cruise)
This morning we are transferred to Cairo Airport for our flight to Aswan. Then we will be escorted to embark on the Nile cruise ship-our floating hotel for the next five days. After lunch, we sail by ‘felucca’ a traditional Nile sailing boat, to view Kitcheners Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan.
Day 4: Komombo – Edfu (Cruise)
Today we visit the impressive Aswan High Dam and its huge lake, and the Temple of Philae . Then we cruise to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple shared by the Gods Sobek & Haroeris. Tonight we enjoy a special costume party featuring Native Egyptian and pharaonic style. Overnight in Edfu.
Day 5: Esna – Luxor (Cruise)
This morning we explore the Temple of Horus, the falcon god. Then we sail to Esna and continue sailing to Luxor. Overnight in Luxor.
Day 6: Luxor (Cruise)
Today we explore the wondrous Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut’s Temple, and the Colossi of Memnon. This afternoon we visit Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. Overnight in Luxor.
Day 7: Luxor – Cairo- Nairobi
Today we will be transferred to Luxor airport for our flight back to Cairo where we will be met and escorted to the hotel. The balance of the day is free for shopping. Transfer to Cairo Airport to catch a 2215hrs flight to Nairobi.
Day 8: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru
On arrival to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 0415hrs. Our Kenyan representative will meet you and transfer you to Panari Hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru in time for lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge. At 1530 hrs proceed for an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru’s claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo’s and the over 400 species of birds found here. The sight of the at times millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck, buffalo and baboons are all residents here. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge.
Day 9: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
Drive to via the Great Rift Valley to arrive at Maasai Mara in time for lunch at Mara Sarova Camp. An afternoon game drive till dusk. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sarova Camp.
Day 10-13: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
Morning and afternoon game drives. The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant.
It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures. Dinner and overnight at Mara Simba Lodge
Day 14: Masai Mara – Nairobi – Depart
After breakfast return to Nairobi arriving around 1300 hrs. Lunch on your own. Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your flight home.