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Ancient Egypt and East African Safaris

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PRIVATE TOUR - 15 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $12072+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Start in Cairo, home to rich architectural and cultural history and explore the second largest Muslim city in the world
  • Visit the Great Pyramids at Giza (a wonder of the world) and the Sphinx.
  • See countless examples of prominent classic African architecture and get lost in some vast expanses of the Savanna
  • Stop on safari in two of the region’s finest destinations, Kenya and Tanzania
  • Observe the wildlife at the “Cradle of Life” – the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Witness the greatest migration of animals across the Serengeti
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Tour Overview

On this tour travelers can explore both Ancient Egypt and East African Safaris! Start this tour in Cairo, Egypt, a major center of civilization and a cultural crossroads for millennia. Visit the Great Pyramids at Giza, the Egyptian Museum and the cryptic city of Alexandria. From here, cross into Kenya to safari in some of its greatest parks including Samburu and Amboseli. The last stop is in Tanzania to visit the “cradle of life”, the Ngorongoro Crater, home to a variety of animals and local villages. This tour also includes a visit to the Serengeti, home to the world’s greatest migration and some of the most incredible vast expanses of savanna. This trip offers the avid traveler the opportunity to go on safari in two of Kenya’s most pristine parks and reserves, Amboseli, boasting the best view of Kilimanjaro, and the Masai Mara, with Africa’s largest migration.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.

Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Pricing Details
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Double N/A £$12072 £$18653 £$19022
Single N/A £$20192 £$21499 £$22201

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International flight to Cairo

Overnight international flight to Cairo.

Overnight international flight to Cairo.

Day
2

Arrival in Cairo

Upon arrival in Cairo, airport reception and transfer to the hotel.
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Upon arrival in Cairo, airport reception and transfer to the hotel.
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

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Day
3

Tour of Cairo’s main attractions

This morning, embark on a full day tour that will lead to the great Pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx, one of the great Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After that head over to the Egyptian Museum, home to the most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts and antiquities in the world. From here, head to the Khan-el-Khalili Bazaar, which dates back to the year 1382, for a bit of bartering. Lunch is included.

This morning, embark on a full day tour that will lead to the great Pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx, one of the great Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After that head over to the Egyptian Museum, home to the most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts and antiquities in the world. From here, head to the Khan-el-Khalili Bazaar, which dates back to the year 1382, for a bit of bartering. Lunch is included.

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Day
4

Alexandria

Early this morning, head from Cairo to Alexandria. In Alexandria, visit the National museum, the fort of Quaitbay (built on the original site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria and from the lighthouse ruins), the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa ( a series of Alexandrian tombs, statues and other artifacts influenced by the Hellenistic and Roman funeral cult), the Pomey Piller and the Roman theatre. Finally walk in Montazah Gardens on the grounds of the Montazah Palace. Lunch is included.
In the afternoon, return to Cairo. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.
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Day
5

Nairobi

Today transfer to the airport for a flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival in Nairobi, reception and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Nairobi.

Today transfer to the airport for a flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival in Nairobi, reception and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Nairobi.

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Day
6

Samburu

Transfer to the Wilson Airport, to connect to a flight to Samburu. After unpacking, settle in and have lunch, then set off on the first game drive on Samburu's rugged grounds. Pass by the river, the lifeblood of the park, and watch the animals that surround it.
After a full day on Samburu's grounds, enjoy a night drive back to camp, to enjoy dinner followed by a campfire.

Transfer to the Wilson Airport, to connect to a flight to Samburu. After unpacking, settle in and have lunch, then set off on the first game drive on Samburu's rugged grounds. Pass by the river, the lifeblood of the park, and watch the animals that surround it.
After a full day on Samburu's grounds, enjoy a night drive back to camp, to enjoy dinner followed by a campfire.

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Day
7

Exploring Samburu

Wake up before sunrise and have some muffins and coffee, before taking a morning game drive. See how still and quiet the Bush is at dawn and watch it begin to stir as the sun comes up. Keep a look out for Burchell’s Zebra and Gerenuk, a species that is reminiscent of Spielberg’s E.T.
Return to camp for a late brunch; then there will be the option to take a safari, on-foot, to a local Maasai Village, where Maasai traditions and nomadic culture will be explained. Head back to camp for lunch followed by a siesta, and finish up the day on an evening game drive, taking in another African sunset.
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Day
8

Game drive through Samburu

Head out on a morning game drive after coffee, tea and homemade, baked goods. After a full morning of game viewing return to camp, have brunch and take it easy before heading out on a guided walk by a local Samburu warrior around the National Park.
In the evening take a camel ride (optional excursion) to the River, stop to see some more nocturnal animals and look up at the stars before dinner and an evening camp fire.

Head out on a morning game drive after coffee, tea and homemade, baked goods. After a full morning of game viewing return to camp, have brunch and take it easy before heading out on a guided walk by a local Samburu warrior around the National Park.
In the evening take a camel ride (optional excursion) to the River, stop to see some more nocturnal animals and look up at the stars before dinner and an evening camp fire.

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Day
9

Amboseli

Wake up early for a morning game drive before transferring by air to Amboseli National Reserve via Nairobi. Upon arrival at the Amboseli airport, reception and transfer to the safari camp; on the way, pass local Maasai villages and Amboseli's grounds. After unpacking, settle in and have lunch, then set off on the first game drive. With Mt. Kilimanjaro as its backdrop, Amboseli is considered one of Kenya’s most scenic national parks, and the wildlife that it offers is equally as spectacular as its grounds. Amboseli is best known for its elephants, so keep an eye open for these spectacular beasts. Wrap up the day with a night game drive back to the camp and dinner followed by a camp fire, to tell stories, talk to other travelers and listen to the sounds of the Bush at night. Return to camp and overnight. ...read less

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Day
10

Exploring Amboseli

After coffee, tea and breakfast pastries, drive through the bush for a full morning of game viewing. Following lunch at camp or a picnic in the park, spend the afternoon at leisure. In the early evening go on another game drive, stop for a sundowner and find out more about nocturnal animals, such as aardvarks, serval cats, caracals, bat-eared foxes and African wild cats. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.

After coffee, tea and breakfast pastries, drive through the bush for a full morning of game viewing. Following lunch at camp or a picnic in the park, spend the afternoon at leisure. In the early evening go on another game drive, stop for a sundowner and find out more about nocturnal animals, such as aardvarks, serval cats, caracals, bat-eared foxes and African wild cats. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.

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Day
11

Wilson Airport

Transfer back to the Amboseli airstrip for a flight back to Wilson airport in Nairobi, to connect with a flight to the Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania. Transfer to accommodations. Embark on an afternoon game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater.

Transfer back to the Amboseli airstrip for a flight back to Wilson airport in Nairobi, to connect with a flight to the Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania. Transfer to accommodations. Embark on an afternoon game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater.

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Day
12

Exploring the Ngorongoro Highlands

Enjoy a relaxing morning breakfast, followed by some leisure time. In the afternoon after lunch go on a walk in the Ngorongoro Highlands with a guided ranger, or spend the afternoon doing a guided walk around the lodge grounds.

Enjoy a relaxing morning breakfast, followed by some leisure time. In the afternoon after lunch go on a walk in the Ngorongoro Highlands with a guided ranger, or spend the afternoon doing a guided walk around the lodge grounds.

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Day
13

Serengeti

After breakfast transfer to accommodations in the Serengeti. Embark on an afternoon game drive. Return for dinner and an evening campfire.

After breakfast transfer to accommodations in the Serengeti. Embark on an afternoon game drive. Return for dinner and an evening campfire.

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Day
14

Serengeti game drive

Early breakfast & depart for morning game drive. Return for lunch or have pack lunch on safari and embark on an afternoon game drive. Return for dinner and an evening campfire.

Early breakfast & depart for morning game drive. Return for lunch or have pack lunch on safari and embark on an afternoon game drive. Return for dinner and an evening campfire.

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Day
15

Kilimanjaro Airport

Early breakfast and morning game drive before transferring back to Kilimanjaro Airport for a flight home or optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Early breakfast and morning game drive before transferring back to Kilimanjaro Airport for a flight home or optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Alexandria, Egypt

Samburu, Kenya

Amboseli National Park, Kajiado County, Kenya

Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro, Arusha Region, Tanzania

Serengeti, Mara Region, Tanzania

Places You'll See

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    Cairo

    The word “Cairo” in Arabic means “the Vanquisher” or “the Conqueror”, understandable when one realizes that it has been a major center of civilization and a cultural crossroads for millennia. One of the largest and most densely populated cities in Africa and the middle east, Cairo is the capital of Egypt. Cairo is most often associated with ancient Egypt due to its close quarters with the ancient ruins of the cities Giza, Memphis, and Fustat. Here is where one can witness the magnificence of the Pyramids of Giza as well as the great Sphynx. Take in the history and local culture with some coffee while enjoying sheesha (flavored tobacco through a water pipe) and appreciating the desert heat.

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    Alexandria

    The city of Alexandria sits on the Meditterian Sea and is Egypt’s largest port. Serving as a large economic center, Alexandria is the second largest city in the country of Egypt. Originally founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria served as a major city in the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine era. The city is home to many historical sites such as the Citadel of Qaitbay, Roman Theater, and the cemetery of Mostafa Kamel.

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    Samburu National Reserve

    For an exciting safari experience, visit the Samburu National Reserve. Observe various species of wildlife such as cheetahs, lions, and elephants, as well as over 350 species of bird. Learn about the Samburu tribe by visiting the local villages, and purchase some of their wares. The reserve is also one of the two areas Elsa the Lioness, from the bestselling book and award-winning movie “Born Free”, was raised.

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    Amboseli National Park

    For one of the best wildlife-viewing experiences of a lifetime, visit the Amboseli National Park. With an ecosystem of several swamps and dry, dusty ground, the park is home to over 400 species of wild birds, as well as many land animals such as African elephants, Cape buffalo, Masai lions and giraffes, and Plains zebra.

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    Ngorongoro Conservation Area

    The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a crater caused by a collapsed volcano, is now home to a wide variety of wildlife and vegetation. With one of the densest populations of lions in the world, there’s a good chance of spotting one, along with zebra, buffalo, and even black rhinos. Also home to Olduvai Gorge, considered the seat of humanity.

  • Serengeti National Park

    Famous for its annual migration of nearly two million zebra and wildebeest, the Tanzanian national park of the Serengeti hosts many walks of wildlife including the “big five”; The Masi Lion, African Leopard, African Bush Elephant, Eastern Black Rhinoceros, and the African Buffalo. Declared a world heritage site, this national park provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the local wildlife.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Cairo : Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx (standard room)

Samburu National Reserve : Samburu Sopa Lodge

Amboseli National Reserve : Amboseli Sopa Lodge

4 Star Properties

Samburu National Reserve : Ashnil Samburu Camp

Amboseli National Reserve : Amboseli Serena Lodge

Serengeti National Park : Serengeti Serena Lodge

Cairo : Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx (Standard Pyramids View Room)

5 Star Properties

Amboseli National Reserve : Amboseli Porini Camp

Amboseli National Reserve : Toritilis Camp

Serengeti National Park : Serengeti Migration Camp

Cairo : Le Meridian Pyramids (Classic Room)

Luxury Properties

Amboseli National Reserve : Ol Donyo Lodge

Cairo : Le Meridian Pyramids (Deluxe Renovated Pyramids View)

Testimonials

Lisa

Traveled March, 2017

Best vacation ever in Kenya

Everything has worked out perfectly for our trip. Kenya is on record on FB and Instagram as the best vacation ever that the Ahmads have taken! Thank you for all your efforts and attention to detail which made transfers and bookings so easy. I am still in Nairobi with friends about will reach out when I return to share details. Already planning a return for next year! 🙂

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