Cape Town to Cairo (17 weeks) Nile Trans Overland Tour

Company : Oasis Overland
Duration: 4 months to 6 months
Approx Costs: 3000+ to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)
Tour Code : Nile Trans

The words 'Cape Town to Cairo' conjure up images of African expeditions from days of old. Even today there are a multitude of challenges that this vast continent can throw at you. 

Desert, river, & mountain crossings are inter-twined with stunning National Parks & some of the best adrenaline fuelled activities & playgrounds in the world. This is a trip that will linger in your memory long after completion.


Days 1 to 14 - Namibia

  • Fish River Canyon - Africa's Grand Canyon.
  • Namib-Naukluft Park.
  • Sossusvlei Sand Dunes - the world's highest dunes.
  • Swakopmund - quad biking, dune sledding & buggies, tandem sky diving & more!
  • Cape Cross Seal Colony.
  • Spitzkoppe.

Days 15 to 26

  • Brandberg Mountains in Demaraland.
  • Cheetah park - an up close & personal experience with these amazing cats.
  • Etosha National Park - game drive by day & relax at floodlit water holes by night to spot rhino, elephant, giraffe, lion, leopard amongst a horde of other wildlife.
  • Botswana
  • Okavango Delta - 1 night mokoro canoe trip on the delta to spot elephant, crocodile, hippo, buffalo, zebra plus more.
  • Chobe National Park - river game cruise.

Days 27 to 43

  • Zimbabwe
  • Victoria Falls - view these spectacular falls from Zimbabwe or Zambia, and try your hand at grade 5 whitewater rafting, and kayaking trips. Something for all - Flight of Angels (microlite or helicopter), sunset cruises, gorge swing, abseil, bungy jump, jet boating and more! - Adrenaline Heaven.
  • Overnight sleeper train Vic. Falls to Bulawayo
  • Bulawayo, Matobo National Park - game walks to spot Black Rhino & many other game.
  • Cecil Rhodes' grave & Ancient Rock Paintings
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  • Antelope Park - a privately run game ranch - game viewing on horseback & walk with lion cubs!
  • Eastern Highlands - Chimanimani National Park or Vumba Gardens - hike through this vast mountain wilderness area bordering Mozambique or visit bridal veil falls, enjoy the surrounding scenery from this sleepy village.
  • Harare - the capital city
  • Mozambique - travel the Tete corridor.
  • Malawi - described as the warm heart of Africa.
  • Lilongwe - the capital.
  • Lake Malawi - windsurf, scuba dive along with other water sports, horse riding, school visits, village meals & craft markets.

Days 44 to 56

  • Tanzania
  • Mikumi National Park - spot giraffe, zebra, elephant, buffalo from the roadside.
  • Zanzibar Island - Stone Town & spice tour, swim with dolphins, snorkel, scuba dive & serious beach time!
  • Marangu - Foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro - you have the opportunity to hike up to Base camp, or walk through the pleasant surroundings visiting waterfalls and rivers in the area
  • Maasai Village Tour - back at camp in Arusha.
  • Ngorongoro Crater Reserve - take a jeep safari into the crater to spot lion, zebra, elephant, hippos, flamingos & gazelle
  • Serengeti National Park - continue on to see lion, cheetah & leopard, wildebeest, giraffe, and elephant, along with various species of gazelle and antelope.
  • Kenya
  • Nairobi 

Days 57 to 58

  • Free time in Nairobi, visit Langata Giraffe Centre, Nairobi National park, or an Elephant orphanage.

Days 59 to 79

  • Elsamere - visit the home of Joy Adamson & Elsa the lion, of Born Free fame.
  • Visit either Crater Lake Game Sanctuary or Hells Gate National Park (walk through or hire mountain bikes - the only park in Kenya where this is permitted). 
  • Lake Nakuru National Park - games drives to spot lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino & flamingo.
  • Uganda / Rwanda
  • Jinja - the source of the Nile, whitewater rafting, quad biking or visit a  local education project. 
  • Mountain Gorilla trek. Trek to see these amazing creatures, the closest species related to man.
  • Kigali Genocide Memorial.
  • Kampala - Uganda's capital, take a city tour.
  • Kenya
  • East Africa Rift Valley

Days 80 to 99

  • Ethiopia
  • Omo Valley.
  • Addis Ababa, the capital.
  • Blue Nile Gorge.
  • Bahir Dar -  take a boat out onto Lake Tana with monasteries dating back 900 years.
  • Visit the 12th century rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
  • Gondar - organise a trip to the Simeon Mountains or the holy city of Axum.

Days 100 to 106

  • Sudan
  • Khartoum, the capital.
  • Visit Hamed al Nil Tomb - experience the largest market in Sudan: Omdurman Souq, as well as visit the daily camel market or take a boat trip on the Nile.
  • Pyramids at Meroe.
  • Follow piste tracks through the Nubian Desert.

Days 107 to 113

  • Ferry across Lake Nasser from Wadi Halfa to Abu Simbel
  • Egypt
  • Abu Simbel - visit the great stone monuments of Ramses II.
  • Aswan - stroll along the corniche, visit the temple at Philae or Elephantine Island.
  • 2 day traditional felucca sailboat cruise trip to Edfu &/or Kom Ombo.

Days 114 to 119

  • Luxor - take a day tour to the Valley of Kings & Workers, also visit Karnak & Luxor Temples.
  • Red Sea Coast - relax on the beach for a couple of days or try your hand at various watersports such as snorkelling, windsurfing or scuba diving in the cool clear blue waters of the Red Sea.
  • Cairo - Day tour to the Pyramids + Sphinx at Giza and the Egyptian History Museum (accompanied by an Egyptologist guide).


  • Accomodation Included
  • Camping
  • Hostel - Room

Tour Price

From: £4795 + Local Payment US$1,785.00

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