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Africa: From South to North

Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe & Egypt in 29 Days, 26 Nights in Destination

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    Victoria Falls
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    Cape Town
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    Johannesburg
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    Kruger National Park
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    Aswan
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    Cairo
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    Giza
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    Luxor
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    Nile River
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    Aberdare National Park

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Accommodation: 27 Nights

Itinerary

Discover the diverse cultures and wildlife of Africa! Spot the 'Big 5' on safari in Kenya, experience the Vic Falls in Zimbabwe! Head to Johannesburg in South Africa to search for lions in Kruger and discover vibrant Cape Town. See the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and finish in Egypt to admire the Great Pyramids and a 4 night full-board Nile Cruise.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board
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It's time to discover the essence of Africa on an unforgettable journey throughout this diverse continent. Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check-in for a flight to Nairobi.* Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Nairobi
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Touch down and transfer to your hotel* in Nairobi. The capital of Kenya, Nairobi is the jumping-off point for safaris into Kenya's most captivating wildlife reserves. Overnight stay in Nairobi.

* You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tamarind Tree Hotel or similar
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3rd Day: Nairobi - Amboseli National Park
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Breakfast at the hotel and depart to Amboseli National Park, arriving in time for lunch at the Lodge. In the afternoon take an exciting photo safari tour. The park is known for its large elephant herds and views of immense Mount Kilimanjaro, across the border in Tanzania. Dinner and overnight stay in Amboseli.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ol Tukai Lodge or similar
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Amboseli National Park Photo Safari

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4th Day: Amboseli National Park - Nairobi
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Seize the day with a captivating morning safari as the sun slowly rises over the savannah. After breakfast at the lodge, return to Nairobi. Arrive and enjoy a free day to discover the sights of the capital at your own pace. Maybe take a look at The Nairobi National Museum for a taste of Kenya’s heritage. Additionally, you will find wonderful dining facilities, a beautiful botanical garden, and eclectic shopping facilities. Dinner at Carnivore Restaurant and overnight stay in Nairobi.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tamarind Tree Hotel or similar
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included
Early Morning Safari in Amboseli National Park

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5th Day: Nairobi - Aberdares National Park
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off to Aberdares today and enjoy lunch. The park contains a wide range of landscapes - from the mountain peaks that rise to 13,000 ft above sea level, to their deep, V-shaped valleys intersected by streams, rivers, and waterfalls. Moorland, bamboo forests and rainforests are found at lower altitudes. In the afternoon transfer to the lodge for a night of game viewingDinner and overnight stay in Aberdares.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
The Ark or similar
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included
Aberdare National Park Afternoon Game Viewing

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6th Day: Aberdares National Park - Lake Nakuru
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Breakfast at the lodge. Today, discover the amazing birdlife and unforgettable landscapes of Lake Nakuru National Park, stopping to visit Thompson Falls in Nyahururu along the way. Arrive at the lodge and time for lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, located in the Great Rift Valley and home to huge flocks of flamingos. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge in Lake Nakuru. 

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Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or similar
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included
Thomson Falls & Lake Nakuru National Park Game Drive

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7th Day: Lake Nakuru - Masaai Mara
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Breakfast at the lodge. Set off to the famous Maasai Mara Natural Reserve, named after the unique Maasai tribe that inhabits the area and the Mara River that crosses it. Every year, it plays witness to the great migration, considered the eighth wonder of the natural world. Arrive in time for lunch at your lodge and, in the afternoon, head out for your first game drive in the iconic Maasai Mara Reserve to discover the varied wildlife. Dinner and overnight stay in the Maasai Mara.

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Sarova Mara Camp or similar
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included
Maasai Mara National Reserve Afternoon Game Drive

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8th Day: Maasai Mara
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Today, enjoy either a full day on safari* with a picnic lunch, or split your game drives into the morning and evening for a chance to see the immense size and diversity of this beautiful reserve and the changing landscapes as the sun rises and falls. We also recommend an optional Hot Air Balloon Safari.** All meals at the camp and overnight stay.

*If you chose the Balloon Safari, you won't do the morning game drive.

**Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari: Experience the majesty of the Maasai Mara from the sky on a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon safari. Ascend at dawn and experience the most unforgettable sunrise imaginable as the savannah and its wildlife spring to life in the soft morning light.

Please note: The optional Hot Air Balloon Safari is dependent on weather conditions at the destination and will be confirmed the day before. If the activity cannot go ahead, it will be refunded when you return from your trip.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Sarova Mara Camp or similar
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included
Maasai Mara National Reserve Full-Day Safari

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9th Day: Maasai Mara - Nairobi
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Breakfast at the camp. Return to Nairobi and spend the day at your leisure. overnight stay in Nairobi.

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Tamarind Tree Hotel or similar
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Optional hot-air balloon safari in the Maasai Mara

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10th Day: Nairobi - Johannesburg
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Breakfast at the hotel.* It's time to leave Kenya behind as you head to South Africa! At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure exploring the city and its diverse and vibrant neighbourhoods. Tuck into the vibrant food scene and pop-up eateries.

The city is a real cultural hub and a great place to catch live music performances, so why not head and indulge in trendy bars and restaurants and soak up the atmosphere. Overnight stay in Johannesburg.

Make the most out of your time in South Africa! Why not add one of the optional excursion packages to your itinerary during the next step of the booking process (please choose only one package, either Gastronomic OR Adventure, as the activities overlap).

Gastronomic Package: two meals in Cape Town’s top restaurants, a Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour and Cape Winelands Excursion.

Adventure Package: a Full-Day Kruger Game Drive, an exciting Shark Cage Diving Experience, and an Atlantis Dunes Quad Biking Excursion.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Courtyard Hotel Sandton or similar
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118 Reviews

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Gastronomic package of 4 excursions

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Adventure package of 3 excursions

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11th Day: Johannesburg - Mpumalanga - Kruger National Park
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer by road* to Mpumalanga. Get ready to experience Kruger, home to some of the most iconic wildlife in South Africa!

Fall in love with the stunning landscapes as you drive along the iconic Panorama Route, headed for one of the world's largest and most incredible nature reserves. Arrive and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Dinner and overnight stay in Kruger National Park.

*Please note: The journey today takes approximately 7-8 hours by road and includes stops along the way for lunch (at own expense) and sightseeing. There will be no accompanying guide for this journey so take the opportunity to enjoy the passing landscapes as you travel through some of the most spectacular regions in South Africa.

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Stille Woning or similar
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255 Reviews

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12th Day: Kruger National Park
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Get ready for an excitement-filled day, as you enjoy a full-day 4x4 Game Drive at Kruger National Park.

Enjoy breakfast on the go as you begin the day early on a sunrise safari! Head to the southern area of South Africa's most famous game reserve, the iconic Southern Circle, renowned for observing lions and rhinos. Around midday, stop for lunch (not included) at a designated vehicle rest stop that has a restaurant.

In the afternoon, discover the amazing diversity of animals in one of the world’s largest reserves, on a game drive through Kruger National Park. End your day with a well-deserved dinner and rest. Overnight stay in Kruger National Park.

Please note: bring comfortable shoes, a warm and rainproof jacket, sunhat, sun cream and a camera to capture the beautiful wildlife.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Stille Woning or similar
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255 Reviews

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included
Full-Day 4x4 Game Drive at Kruger National Park

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13th Day: Kruger National Park
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy today at leisure as you explore the beautiful natural landscapes of Kruger and White River independently. Why not join a guided bush walk, have a bite at one of the designated picnic spots or grab your binoculars and head out bird-watching.

We recommend an optional Full-Day Safari in Kruger National Park to experience more of its wildlife-rich ecosystems*. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in Kruger National Park.

*Optional Full-Day Safari in Kruger National Park: Set off on an unforgettable excursion to explore the wilds of Kruger! Look out for the Big 5 as you take a slow drive through the national park. Home to elephants, buffalos, giraffes, impalas, zebras and, of course, lions, you’ve got a great chance to see various species up close. Packed lunch included.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Stille Woning or similar
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Full-Day Safari in Kruger National Park

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14th Day: Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - Cape Town
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Breakfast at the hotel. It’s time to head back to civilization today to continue with your South African experience. Transfer by road* back to Johannesburg, stopping to see the exterior of the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the official headquarters of the South African government.

Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Cape Town. This vibrant and picturesque city, located at the southwestern tip of South Africa, is known for its stunning natural beauty, diverse cultures, and rich history.

Arrive and transfer to your hotel for check in. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

*Please note: The journey today takes approximately 7-8 hours by road and includes stops along the way for lunch (at own expense) and sightseeing. There will be no accompanying guide for this journey so take the opportunity to enjoy the passing landscapes as you travel through some of the most spectacular regions in South Africa.

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Bantry Bay Suite Hotel or similar
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564 Reviews

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included
Union Buildings Visit in Pretoria

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15th Day: Cape Town
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy the hop on hop off bus ticket in Cape Town. It’s the best way to see the city independently, as you decide when to hop on and when to hop off the bus! With over 30 possible stops, pick your favourite attractions and move about the city at your own pace.

In the afternoon, take the Cableway and go up to Table Mountain to behold one of Africa’s most breathtaking views. Enjoy incredible sights across the city, coastline, and surrounding landscapes. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Cape Town.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Bantry Bay Suite Hotel or similar
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564 Reviews

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Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Table Mountain

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16th Day: Cape Town
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, the day is yours to continue discovering the city independently. Why not head to one of the many museums, explore Cape Point or Kirstenbosch, South Africa’s flagship botanical garden.

We recommend the optional Cape Winelands excursion* to the renowned wine-producing region in South Africa, known for its picturesque landscapes, historic vineyards, and world-class wines. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

*Optional Cape Winelands excursion: Set off into the lush Winelands outside of Cape Town and visit the wine producers in Stellenbosch. Enjoy a mix of wine tastings, stunning scenery, cultural experiences and an exclusive cellar tour.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Bantry Bay Suite Hotel or similar
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564 Reviews

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Winelands Visit and Wine Tasting Full Day

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17th Day: Cape Town
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy another free day today, where you can continue discovering the city at your own pace. If you want to make the most out of your trip, we recommend the optional full-day tour of Cape Peninsula, a paradise of vineyards, coastal seal and penguin colonies!* Overnight stay in Cape Town.

*Optional full-day Cape Peninsula excursion: Enjoy the delights of Cape Peninsula including; Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno and the amazing Twelve Apostles. Pass through Noordhoek and observe local ostriches before visiting the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. Fall in love with the penguin colony, Boulder's Beach and see Simons Town and Muizenberg Beach.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Bantry Bay Suite Hotel or similar
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564 Reviews

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Cape Peninsula Full-Day Excursion

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18th Day: Cape Town - Victoria Falls
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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to board a flight to Victoria Falls. Named after Queen Victoria of England by the explorer David Livingstone, these impressive waterfalls are just one of the gifts that nature has given to southern Africa. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Get comfortable at the hotel and perhaps explore the surroundings at your leisure. We recommend an optional Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River, an unforgettable way to spend your first night in Zimbabwe.* Overnight stay in Victoria Falls.

Optional Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River: Transfer to the jetty for a Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River. Includes drinks and snacks on board.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Batonka Guest Lodge or similar
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1415 Reviews

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Sunset Launch Cruise on the Zambezi River

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19th Day: Victoria Falls
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today visit the Zimbabwe side of the awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls. Described locally as 'The Smoke That Thunders', Victoria Falls sits at the south of the Zambezi River, between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Spend some time being amazed by the power of the falls and visit different vantage points to discover the sheer scale of this natural wonder.  During the afternoon we recommend the optional Flight of the Angels Helicopter Experience* or the optional Guided Tour of the Falls from Zambia and Zimbabwe sides**. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Victoria Falls.

*Optional Flight of the Angels Helicopter Experience (13 Minutes): To put the Victoria Falls into a true perspective, they must really be seen from the air. The sheer size and grandeur of the spectacle become all the more clearer from above. The huge Zambezi River flowing slowly south as the water spreads across the full width of a great rent in the earth before crashing over the lip in a burst of spray and then squeezing into a narrow, foaming, blast of water rushing down the zigzag funnel of the gorges.

**Optional Guided Tour of the Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe): A guided tour of the falls enables you to delve into the local customs and traditions while gaining insight into how such an exquisite creation came to be. An aura of excitement envelopes everyone who lays eyes on this incredible spectacle and guided tours are conducted from both Zambia and Zimbabwe sides.

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Batonka Guest Lodge or similar
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1415 Reviews

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Wild Horizons Tour of the Falls - Zimbabwe side

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Flight of the Angels 13' Helicopter Experience (Zimbabwe)

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Guided Tour of the Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe)

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20th Day: Victoria Falls
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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure or take our optional safari and river cruise in the Chobe National Park in Botswana, a must for nature lovers! Overnight stay in Victoria Falls.

*Optional Full-Day Excursion to the Chobe National ParkEmbark on a safari game drive in the Chobe National Park, known for its large herds of elephants and wandering prides of lions. Cruise along the Chobe River, and spot the local game before enjoying lunch at a safari lodge. Take in the spectacular landscapes and wildlife before returning to Zimbabwe for an overnight stay. 

Important: You will need to take your passport and Botswana visa with you on this trip to cross the border. 

Please note: If you have booked any of the optional activities in Victoria Falls, it is not necessary to purchase a visa for Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Instead, you can buy the KAZA UNIVISA which grants multiple entries into any of the three countries. The price is 50USD and it can be purchased on arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Batonka Guest Lodge or similar
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1415 Reviews

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Day Trip to Chobe National Park

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21st Day: Victoria Falls - Night on board
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Breakfast at the hotel.* At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Cairo, Egypt! Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.


The order of the excursions and visits may vary, depending on the schedule of the internal flights, traffic and other logistical reasons. The planned visits will be carried out in any case.


You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.


Alternatively, for a full experience of Egypt, you can choose one of our optional excursion packages to add 3/4 optional excursions to your trip!

22nd Day: Cairo
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Touch down in Cairo and transfer to the hotel. Once you've settled in, the remainder of the day is free at your leisure to get to know the sights and sounds of Cairo, in the shadow of the Great Pyramids! Go shopping at the local souk or sample the national cuisine. Overnight stay in Cairo.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramses Hilton or similar
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5082 Reviews

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Ultimate Egypt Optional Excursions Package (Limited Offer) - 4 Excursions

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Experience Egypt Optional Excursions Package (Limited Offer) - 3 Excursions

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23rd Day: Cairo
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Breakfast at the hotel. Get to know the Egyptian capital today with a tour of Cairo's most emblematic sights. Begin at the Giza plateau, home of the three Great Pyramids, built over 4,500 years ago and one of the Seven Wonders of the World! Explore the pyramids and learn about their fascinating history as you walk in the footsteps of the pharaohs.


Continue to the Great Sphinx to unearth more secrets of Ancient Egypt. The rest of the day is at your leisure, we recommend rounding it off with an evening tour of Cairo with dinner and a show*. Overnight stay in Cairo.


*Optional Cairo by Night: we take a walk around the most beautiful corners of Cairo (Tahrir Square, Zamalek, Cairo Tower and the Opera House) before heading to the restaurant where we will enjoy a delicious dinner with an Egyptian show. We will finish the evening with a visit to the famous Mirror Café.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramses Hilton or similar
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5082 Reviews

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Pyramids of Giza & Cairo Tour

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Cairo by Night

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24th Day: Cairo - Luxor
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Luxor. On arrival, transfer to the port to board your Full-Board Nile Cruise Boat, your home for the next four nights. Get settled in your cabin and enjoy lunch and the views of the river Nile. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Karnak, a huge complex of decayed temples, columns and other buildings. On the way back to the ship, stop at the impressive Temple of Luxor, dedicated to Amun-Ra, Mut and Khonu and built by Amenophis III and Ramses II. Back on the ship, enjoy the remainder of the evening at your leisure. We recommend an optional Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show.* Dinner and overnight on board.

*Optional Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show: Visit the largest open-air museum in Egypt, the Karnak Temple in Luxor. Discover the secrets behind the temple's ancient name, Thebes, and explore its significant monuments.  As you wander through the ruins of this once great complex, you will be guided by the voices of the pharaohs who built this site to honor their god Amon. Watch as the temples and statues come to life with the clever use of special effects , relive the times of the ancient pharaohs with their customs and rituals as they recount the dramatic history of ancient Thebes.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Nile Treasure Cruise or similar
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Visit to the Karnak Temple Complex

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Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show

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25th Day: Luxor - Edfu
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Full-board on board. Begin the day with a visit to the legendary Valley of the Kings, the burial site of the pharaohs between the 18th and 20th ancient Egyptian dynasties. After exploring the valley, head to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, set on large terraces beneath the cliffs at Deir el-Bahari. Continue to the Colossi of Memnon, two imposing stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, before returning to the ship as it navigates towards Edfu. Overnight on board.

Please note: The excursion to the Valley of the Kings includes visits to three tombs. Entrance to the tomb of Tutankhamun is not included but, if you are interested in visiting, you can buy a ticket to see this tomb at the site during your visit.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Nile Treasure Cruise or similar
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Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut & Memnon Colossi Excursion

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26th Day: Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan
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Full-board on board. Disembark the ship in Edfu and take a buggy ride to the magnificent Temple of Horus, the famous, falcon-headed Egyptian god. Explore the atmospheric temple ruins as you trace the footsteps of the pharaohs. Return to the ship and continue sailing south to Kom Ombo. Upon arrival explore the twin Temples of Haroeris and Sobek and see the amazing Nilometer, used to measure the rising and falling levels of the Nile, an important life source in Egypt. Return to the ship and relax onboard as you continue towards Aswan. Overnight on board.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Nile Treasure Cruise or similar
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Edfu & Kom Ombo Tour

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27th Day: Aswan
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Full-board on board. If you're an early riser, you have the chance to enjoy an optional excursion to Abu Simbel*, home to many rock-carved temples. Today, enjoy a tour of Aswan to uncover the sights of this fascinating city. Explore the famous granite quarry, where the building blocks of many of ancient Egypt's monuments were produced and visit both the old and new Aswan Dams, monumental engineering works built in the 19th and 20th centuries respectively to control the flooding on the banks of the Nile. Afterwards, we recommend to take the chance to book an optional visit to the Island of Philae**. A river island in the Nile where the ancient temple of the goddess Isis is located. End the day with a peaceful ride in a felucca, a typical fishing boat, on the river Nile. Return to the ship and enjoy relaxing on board. Dinner and overnight on board.

* Optional Excursion to Abu Simbel: Visit these amazing temples, carved on the western cliff of the desert by Ramses II in the Xl century BC. See the iconic 20-metre high statues, dedicated to the god Amon Ra, and the Temple of Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor.

Please note: If you take the optional excursion to Abu Simbel, you will depart from the ship at approximately 3 a.m. to make the most of the coolest and quietest part of the day. This way, you can fully experience Abu Simbel without the crowds and avoid sightseeing in high temperatures.

** Optional Island of Philae Excursion: Discover the historic island of Philae, in the reservoir of the Old Aswan Dam. It is home to the ancient ruins of the Temple of Isis and offers a fascinating insight into life and beliefs in Ancient Egypt.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Nile Treasure Cruise or similar
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Aswan Tour & Felucca Boat Cruise

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Abu Simbel Excursion

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Island of Philae

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28th Day: Aswan - Cairo
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Breakfast on board. At the indicated time, disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for a short flight to Cairo. Arrive in the capital and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to get to know Cairo. While away the day visiting the amazing Egyptian Museum, where it's worth spending some time to really get the most out of its unbeatable exhibitions or go shopping in the busy city souks to bag a bargain. We recommend an optional excursion to the Saladin Citadel.* Overnight stay in Cairo.

Optional Excursion to Saladin Citadel: Visit the Alabaster Mosque and medieval fortification of Saladin Citadel, perched atop a hill in central Cairo and dating back to the 12th-century. Learn about the importance of the site to Egypt's Islamic heritage before walking through the Coptic Neighborhood, home to various churches. 

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramses Hilton or similar
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5082 Reviews

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29th Day: Cairo - UK/Ireland
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Breakfast at the hotel.* Sadly, it's time to bring your unforgettable African adventure to a close. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland.** Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip, filled with treasured memories of your magical journey through Africa!

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

** If your return flight departs in the evening, your arrival in the UK/Ireland will be the following day.

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Amboseli National Park Photo Safari

Included activity for day 3

Take an afternoon photo safari tour of Amboseli National Park. Look out for large elephant herds and soak up the views of immense Mount Kilimanjaro, across the border in Tanzania as you go in search of epic wildlife!

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Early Morning Safari in Amboseli National Park

Included activity for day 4

Take a magical early morning safari in Amboseli National Park before driving back to Nairobi where you can spend the remainder of the day relaxing at your leisure.

Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Aberdare National Park Afternoon Game Viewing

Included activity for day 5

Discover the varied landscapes of Aberdare National Park. Known for its population of elephants, black rhinos, leopards and spotted hyenas, keep your eyes peeled as you set off in search of unique wildlife encounters!

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 15:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Thomson Falls & Lake Nakuru National Park Game Drive

Included activity for day 6

Visit to the beautiful Thomson Falls in Nyahururu before arriving at Lake Nakuru National Park. After lunch at the lodge, head out on an afternoon game drive to discover the rich birdlife and breathtaking landscapes of Lake Nakuru!

Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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The optional Hot Air Balloon Safari is dependent on weather conditions at the destination and will be confirmed the day before. If the activity cannot go ahead, it will be refunded when you return from your trip.

Optional hot-air balloon safari in the Maasai Mara

Suggested activity for day 9

Take in the beauty of the Maasai Mara from the sky on a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon safari. Ascend at dawn and experience the most unforgettable sunrise imaginable.

Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: 03:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Please choose EITHER Adventure OR Gastronomy packages. Activities overlap so you cannot do both. The order of the excursions is based on the arrival day.

Gastronomic package of 4 excursions

Suggested activity for day 10

Cape Winelands excursion (itinerary day 8); Meal at Baia seafood restaurant at the V&A Waterfront (day of your choice); Bo-Kapp cooking tour (itinerary day 9); Meal and drumming experience at Gold Restaurant (day of your choice).

Physical rating:

Light

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Please choose EITHER Adventure OR Gastronomy packages. Activities overlap so you cannot do both. The order of the excursions is based on the arrival day.

Adventure package of 3 excursions

Suggested activity for day 10

Full-day game drive in Kruger National Park (itinerary day 4); Shark Cage Diving experience (itinerary day 7); Atlantis Dunes Quad Bike excursion (itinerary day 8).

Physical rating:

Challenging

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Clients to remain inside the safari vehicle at all times unless otherwise instructed by the ranger.

Full-Day Safari in Kruger National Park

Suggested activity for day 13 in Kruger National Park

Enjoy a full-day safari in South Africa's most famous game reserve. Take your chance to observe local wildlife in their native habitat.

Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: 05:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Nairobi, Cairo - UK/Ireland.
  • Flights: Nairobi - Johannesburg, Johannesburg - Cape Town, Cape Town - Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls - Cairo, Cairo - Luxor; Aswan - Cairo.*
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  • 23 nights in Charm and Superior category hotel accommodation, 1 night in-flight from Victoria Falls to Cairo and 4-nights on board Nile Cruise.**
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  • 23 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 dinners and full-board on Nile Cruise.
  • Transfers and Safaris with an English-speaking guide.
  • Game drives and park entry fees.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • 4-night Full-Board Nile Cruise in Egypt.***
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  • ATOL Protection.
  • English-speaking guide for part of the trip
  • Transportation in a 4x4 seater Safari Landcruiser in Kenya.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Egypt visa*, Zimbabwe visa**, drinks, tips*** and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

*Visa issued on arrival. Price approx. $25.

**Entrance visa to Zimbabwe (required), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

If you have booked any of the optional activities in Victoria Falls, it is not necessary to purchase a visa for Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Instead, you can buy the KAZA UNIVISA which grants multiple entries into any of the three countries. The price is 50USD and it can be purchased on arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport.

***Please note: Mandatory tips of $55 per person for the Nile Cruise are not included in the price and must be paid at the destination. These are the ONLY mandatory tips you will be required to pay during this tour. Tipping for the rest of the trip is optional, but keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Egyptian culture and that it is commonplace for service providers to ask for tips. In these cases, it is up to your personal discretion whether to tip or not.

Egypt: Mandatory tips of $55 per person for the Nile Cruise are not included in the price and must be paid at the destination. These are the ONLY mandatory tips you will be required to pay during this tour. Tipping for the rest of the trip is optional, but keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Egyptian culture and that it is commonplace for service providers to ask for tips. In these cases, it is up to your personal discretion whether to tip or not.

This trip is not suitable for a person with reduced mobility due to the nature of the excursions and the terrain.
However, please note that this tour can be taken privately. There will be a private guide and a specifically designed itinerary to ensure maximum enjoyment. The excursions will be taken via alternative routes with ease of access and the pace will be dictated by the passenger.
To take part in the private tour it is required that the person with reduced mobility is accompanied by a dedicated person at all times, to assist in any necessary situations, such as getting in and out of the transport vehicle, on excursions, and so on.

*Documentation of the internal flights will be delivered at the destination. 

Please note the following luggage allowances for your internal flight in Egypt
  • Checked luggage allowance is between 21-23 kg (46-50 lbs)
  • Hand luggage (carry-on) allowance is 8 kg (17 lbs)

**The allocated cruise ship may be changed due to routine maintenance, in which case you will be allocated a cruise of the same or higher category.

***The itinerary indicated for Egypt corresponds to Sunday arrivals. Depending on the day of departure the order of the itinerary will be as follows:

Sunday: 1 night Cairo, 4 nights Nile Cruise, 2 nights Cairo

The order of the excursions and visits may vary, depending on the schedule of the internal flights, traffic and other logistical reasons. The planned visits will be carried out in any case.

Alternatively, for a full experience of Egypt, you can choose one of our optional excursion packages to add 3/4 optional excursions to your trip!

This is a fast-paced itinerary that includes a comprehensive number of sights and activities in order to give you the most complete experience of Egypt! You can expect several early morning departures and a full daily schedule of activities.

Please note: please be aware that the ship's Wi-Fi connection is dependent on satellite coverage and that there are sections of the cruise in which Wi-Fi will not be available. High-speed Wi-Fi is available to use in port only, for an extra fee of $8 USD per day.

It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

Zimbabwe: If you have booked any of the optional activities in Victoria Falls, it is not necessary to purchase a visa for Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Instead, you can buy the KANZA UNIVISA. The KAZA UNIVISA costs USD 50 and allows tourists to obtain one visa to visit Zambia and Zimbabwe multiple times. The visa is valid up to 30 days in any given period of 12 months, as long as the holder remains between those countries. It also covers those who visit Botswana for day-trips through Kazungula Borders and it can be purchased on arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport.

South Africa: Make the most out of your time in South Africa! Why not add one of the optional excursion packages during the next step of the booking process (it’s only possible to do one of the two).

Gastronomic Package: two meals in Cape Town’s top restaurants, a Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour and Cape Winelands Excursion.*

*Please note: a minimum of 4 participants are required in order for the Gastronomic Package to operate. If there are not enough participants, it will be cancelled and you will be refunded when you return from your trip. 

Adventure Package: a Full-Day Kruger Game Drive, an exciting Shark Cage Diving Experience, and an Atlantis Dunes Quad Biking Excursion.*

*Please note: Children are not allowed to take part in the Adventure package.

Please note on optional excursions and packages: before selecting optional excursions, please check the inclusions of the optional excursion packages to ensure you are not selecting an excursion already included in your chosen package. 

Please note:

* The Winelands visit cannot be combined with the Adventure Package due to an overlap of activities.
* The Full-Day Peninsula Excursion cannot be combined with the Gastronomic or Adventure packages due to an overlap of activities.
* Only one optional activity can be selected per day.
* You must choose between either the Gastronomic Package or the Adventure Package. It is not possible to do both.

Kenya: Roads in Kenya can be quite bumpy and are not in great condition, particularly those found in the country’s national parks. People who suffer with back problems should consider this before participating in a trip of this nature.

The safari takes place in a vehicle with space for seven passengers, with one passenger seated next to the driver. 
 
The luggage compartment of these vehicles is limited, so for the safety and comfort of all, each person may only carry one soft duffel bag of maximum 10kg.
 
The rest of the luggage can be left in the Nairobi hotel storage room at no extra cost. It will be identified with a tag and will be collected on return from the safari.

During your stay at Aberdares National Park, warm clothes will be required as the nights can be particularly cold in this region of Kenya. 
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
  • Zimbabwe
  • South Africa
  • Egypt
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of six months validity and at least one blank page.

    • Visa

      Visa not required. Obtain mandatory ETA (cost 30 USD) before travel at: https://www.etakenya.go.ke/en

    • Currency

      Kenyan Shilling.

    • Language

      Swahili and English.

    • Electricity

      240 V. An adapter is not required - UK type plugs.

    • Health

      Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Carry your international immunization card.Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.

    • Time zone

      GMT + 03:00.

    • Other useful information

      In Kenya, they drive on the left-hand side of the road.

    • Tourist Office website

      http://www.magicalkenya.com

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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