From (AUD)$14,795
Days25
Airfares included
Venture through three very different destinations during this one-of-a kind tour. Experience the history of Egypt, relax on the beaches of Zanzibar and search for remarkable wildlife in Kenya. This is the ultimate opportunity to travel from the waters of the Nile to the rolling grasslands of the Maasai Mara.
Group Size — Max 12
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $430pp pre-paid
Transport — 4WD safari vehicle, Coach, Felucca sailboat, Light Aircraft, Nile River cruise & Plane
No Hidden Extras
Relax and enjoy the resort atmosphere or explore the picturesque fishing towns in stunning Zanzibar.
Experience the incredible Maasai Mara. The jewel in Africa’s crown, it is home to the most spectacular array of wildlife.
Discover the sights of Cairo, including the Step Pyramid of Sakkara, the Great Pyramids of Giza and the nearby Sphinx.
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.

Special Experiences

Tonight we'll experience a traditional galabeya party while cruising along the Nile.
Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Middle Eastern cuisine as we take a local cooking class and enjoy our creations for dinner.
Enjoy a Swahili cooking class at Sarova Mara Game Camp, first exploring the in-house herb and vegetable garden.

Itinerary Cairo to Zanzibar

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Cairo to Zanzibar

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Unlock the mysteries of Egypt's ancient civilisation

  • Explore Cairo including the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.  
  • Visit Memphis and the unique Step Pyramid of Sakkara.
  • Discover the amazing temples of Karnak and Luxor which were once linked by a 3 kilometre 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.
  • Travel to the magnificent Temple of Horus (the Falcon God) in Edfu, the Temple of Kom Ombo which currently displays some of the crocodile mummies discovered in the vicinity.
  • Enjoy a Galabeya Party whilst cruising 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.
  • Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Middle Eastern cuisine as we take a local cooking class and enjoy our creations for dinner.
  • Visit Mohammed Ali Mosque, Saladin Citadel of Cairo, the centuries-old Khan El Khalili bazaar and the Egyptian Museum, home to Tutankhamun's priceless treasures.

Relax on the exotic spice island of Zanzibar

  • 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.

Witness Kenya’s amazing wildlife and spectacular scenery on game drives and excursions

  • 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 for protected Samburu women and their children.
  • Visit Nanyuki Spinners and Weavers, a women's self-help project.
  • Discover Mount Kenya National Park, home to Africa's second highest peak, affording some of the most impressive views in east Africa.
  • Take a spectacular game drive in the Lake Nakuru National Park, a sanctuary for migratory water birds and rhinos.
  • Participate in a tree planting ceremony in Lake Nakuru.
  • 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.
  • Cruise Lake Naivasha on a boat safari, in search of the many species of birds that reside within the area.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy a Swahili cooking class at the Sarova Mara Game Camp.
  • 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.

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Africa. Taxes included
  • 4 economy-class flights within Africa
  • 1 light plane flight within Kenya
  • Nile River 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, $430pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 5 nights in 3½-4½ star hotels
  • 2 nights in a Deluxe Pyramid View room at the Le Méridien Pyramids hotel
  • 4 nights in an outside cabin on board a 5 star (Egyptian standard) luxury Nile River cruise
  • 3 nights at a Zanzibar beach resort
  • 5 nights in 4-4½ star African lodges
  • 2 nights in a luxury tent in the heart of the Maasai Mara

Meals

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  • 21 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 17 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking, university-qualified Egyptologist guides
  • English-speaking locally based guide in Zanzibar
  • English-speaking locally based driver/guide in Kenya

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Entrance Fees

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  • Entrance fees to all national parks and reserves

Some things to note

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Note on Nile Cruises

  • Due to the limited space for docking along the Nile, ships bank together when stopped. Therefore in some cases, you may need to walk through as many as six ships to enter and exit our cruise ship. The Nile Cruises featured on all tourist itineraries to Egypt operate between the cities of Luxor and Aswan. These cities lie only 240 kilometres apart which means this distance could easily be covered in only 1 or 2 days without stops. However, due to logistical and scheduling reasons the cruises are offered only as 3, 4 and 7 night packages. This allows for extensive sightseeing along the way and, as such, much of the time is spent in port in Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo or Aswan. Each cruise itinerary will however, have an element of day-time cruising allowing us to relax and see life along the river.

Note on Esna Lock and Itinerary Schedule

  • Please note that due to the high volume of river traffic all cruise itineraries are subject to change without notice. The order and timing of sightseeing may therefore change however all inclusions will remain the same. Similarly travel through the Esna Lock is subject to river traffic and local conditions which means we may pass through the lock during the night or have an extended wait prior to entering the lock.

Luggage Information

Africa-Luggage

Because of the limited storage space in light aircraft and safari vehicles in Africa, please note the following luggage restrictions for this tour.

  • A soft bag is required
  • There is a maximum weight of 15kg per person

If you have any other questions about luggage requirements, please feel free to call one of our consultants on 1800 286 645 or email us.

Optional Excursions

Bunnik Tours has a small number of optional extras that may be available to you on your small group tour. These optional extras are based on special-interest activities that don't always appeal to everyone, meaning they're truly optional. To view our optional excursions in Africa click here

Accommodation Cairo to Zanzibar

Accommodation

Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel

Egypt flag Cairo

Le Méridien Pyramids comprises elegantly decorated guestrooms. Enjoy incredible views of the majestic Pyramids of Giza from your sun lounge beside the pool. There are a variety of restaurants to choose from offering Mediterranean, International, Egyptian and Mexican food as well as 2 cafes, including a traditional Shisha cafe. Hotel amenities include dry cleaning, currency exchange, laundry, gift shops and spa services. Enjoy a free upgrade to the Deluxe Pyramid View room during your stay here.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi (public areas); fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

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Mövenpick MS Royal Lily

Egypt flag Nile Cruise

The Royal Lily flagship cruiser comprises 56 cabins of approximately 22 sqm and 4 Royal Suites. The Deluxe cabins are tastefully decorated and include an en-suite shower room, individually controlled air-conditioning, TV, minibar, climate control and telephones. The expansive restaurant is located under the main deck and offers mouth-watering buffets featuring authentic Egyptian, international and vegetarian dishes accompanied by a selection of local and imported wines, spirits and liqueurs. The Salon Deck has large panoramic windows and a relaxing lounge which serves afternoon tea and other refreshments. There is a pool on the sundeck and a fully equipped gym and massage room. Also don't forget to sample some ice-cream from the Movenpick ice-cream bar, delicious!

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Mövenpick Resort

Egypt flag Aswan

Mövenpick Resort Aswan is located on Elephantine Island in the middle of the River Nile, within walking distance of the historical Island, touristic sites, central station and cultural hotspots. Mövenpick Resort Aswan offers luxurious accommodation with countless services including a swimming pool, tennis court, and gymnasium. The well-appointed rooms are spacious and stylish. All of them offer private balconies or terraces, and many enjoy panoramic views across the river.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

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Cairo Marriott Hotel

Egypt flag Cairo

The Cairo Marriott Hotel is located in Cairo’s Zamalek district and is a 20 minute walk to the Egyptian Museum. It features an outdoor swimming pool, beautifully manicured gardens, a casino and 14 food and beverage outlets offering a range of cuisine including Japanese, Italian, French and Middle Eastern. Guests can relax at the sauna or enjoy a range of massages at the spa.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

Tanzania flag Stone Town

Situated in the heart of Stone Town by the picturesque seafront, Tembo House has a history like no other. It has played numerous roles in the history of Zanzibar including that of the American Consulate, while also playing host to numerous celebrities including Mahatma Ghandi and Freddie Mercury and his family who used to vacation here from time to time. In a prime location, Tembo House is the perfect place to stay while in Stone Town with major attractions and historical sites nearby.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa

Tanzania flag Kiwengwa Beach

Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is situated on a beautiful white, sandy beach on the island of Zanzibar. The Resort is set on a picturesque 30-acre site with its guestroom cottages located on rising ground overlooking verdant gardens, the public areas, the pool, over 1,000 beautiful palm trees and the sparkling white beach.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi (public areas); fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Tamarind Tree Hotel

Kenya flag Nairobi

Tamarind Tree Hotel Carnivore Nairobi is ideally located just 5 kms to the southwest of Nairobi within the spacious Carnivore grounds and its iconic Carnivore Restaurant.  The hotel is exquisitely designed using modern fittings to reflect authentic African Culture. The property also features free Wi-Fi throughout, an outdoor pool, barbecue, and restaurant. All rooms are air-conditioned and benefit from Wi-Fi connectivity, a 43-inch flat-screen television with international satellite channels, complimentary in-room tea and coffee facilities and sound-proofed windows to ensure you have a peaceful night's sleep.

Facilities: free wifi; safe deposit box; minibar; flat screen tv; outdoor swimming pool; fitness centre

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Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

Kenya flag Samburu

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is located in a natural oasis in the heart of the Shaba Game Reserve, just east of Samburu. The lodge is set along the bank of the Ewaso Ng'iro River with a virtual mini forest of indigenous trees, a fish pond and a large free form swimming pool.

Facilities: safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities; outdoor swimming pool; restaurant; free wifi 

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Serena Mountain Lodge

Kenya flag Mt Kenya

The only ‘tree hotel’ ever to be built on the slopes of Kenya’s legendary Mount Kenya, this lodge offers unrivalled game viewing whilst combining a glorious panorama of mountain vistas with an ancient rainforest. The traditionally timbered dining room is surrounded by windows and has been built on stilts so as to seemingly float above the liana-strung forest. Additionally the lodge offers a private water hole and salt lick, a rooftop viewing deck, guided forest walks, massage and beauty services and a gift shop.

Facilities: wifi available; safe deposit box (at reception)

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Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

Kenya flag Lake Nakuru

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic views of the lake and picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park. The lodge is cleverly laid out in such a way that most rooms and sitting areas offer stunning views of the lake and the park.

Facilities: free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort

Kenya flag Naivasha

Set in 150 acres of grassland studded with Acacia bushes and trees, this resort is not only home to our resident giraffe, waterbuck and both Vervet and Colobus monkeys, but it is also a night stop for the hippos when they leave the lake every night to come and trim the grass on the expansive lawns. The accommodation is set across numerous cottages built in a crescent shape. All rooms have large frontal windows, televisions, mini-bars, telephones, electronic safes, tea and coffee making facilities and spacious open air verandas.

Facilities: free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Sarova Mara Game Camp

Kenya flag Maasai Mara

The rolling plains around this luxury camp are teeming with wildebeest, gazelles and zebras during the migration months. The camp offers an unparalleled plethora of activities and experiences from luxury tented living to bird-watching, sport fishing and a unique insight into the Maasai culture. The camp offers spacious luxurious tents constructed in canvas with large windows, wooden flooring and a permanent roof. All have en-suite bathrooms with large mirrors, hot and cold running water and showers. All tents offer spectacular views and have a large wooden deck with a comfortable day bed, chairs and table to enjoy the tranquil and relaxing surrounds while you listen to the natural sounds of nature.

Facilities: free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Information Cairo to Zanzibar

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices Cairo to Zanzibar

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
Status    
24 Jul 20
17 Aug 20
$15,895
Guaranteed Departure
21 Aug 20
14 Sep 20
$15,895
Guaranteed Departure
11 Sep 20
05 Oct 20
$15,395
Limited Seats
25 Sep 20
19 Oct 20
$15,895
Available
16 Oct 20
09 Nov 20
$15,495
Available
30 Oct 20
23 Nov 20
$14,795
Guaranteed Departure
20 Nov 20
14 Dec 20
$14,795
Available

Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $430pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $695
Single Supplement
From $2,150
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

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