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Maasai Mara, Great Pyramids & Nile Cruise

Kenya & Egypt in 14 Days, 12 Nights in Destination

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The perfect tour for those looking to uncover the diversity of the African continent! Embark on a safari through Kenya before heading to Egypt to see the Great Pyramids and enjoy a 4-night cruise on the River Nile.

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    Aswan
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    Cairo
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    Luxor
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    Nile River
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    Lake Nakuru National Park
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    Maasai Mara National Reserve
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    Nairobi

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      Accommodation: 12 Nights

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      Ibis Styles Westlands Nairobi

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      Itinerary

      An unforgettable journey through the wilds of Kenya and the treasures of Egypt! Discover the legendary Maasai Mara Natural Reserve, the scene of the annual Great Migration. At Lake Nakuru, contemplate the amazing landscapes and spot diverse birdlife before heading to Egypt to marvel at the Great Pyramids and experience the wonders of the Nile on a 4-night full-board river cruise!

      1st Day: US - Night on board
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      Arrive at your US 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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      Arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel*. The rest of the day off in the dynamic capital of Kenya, known as "the Green City in the Sun". We recommend visiting the National Museum or one of the many markets for a taste of the local culture. 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.

      Accommodation

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Ibis Styles Westlands Nai... or similar

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      3rd Day: Nairobi - Lake Nakuru National Park
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      Breakfast at the hotel. Set off by road to Lake Nakuru National Park, a journey of approximately five and a half hours. Arrive at Lake Nakuru, an ornithological paradise worldwide known for its alkaline waters and a large population of flamingos, pelicans and other migratory birds. Transfer to the lodge, arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon, set off on an exciting safari excursion for your chance to see lions, leopards, antelopes, black and white rhinos, hippos and buffalo. Stop at the edge of the lake to capture some fantastic photographs of this emblematic pink-coloured body of water. Return to the lodge, dinner and overnight stay in Lake Nakuru.

      Accommodation

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge or similar

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      Activities

      included
      Game Drive in Lake Nakuru National Park

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      4th Day: Lake Nakuru National Park - Maasai Mara National Reserve
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      Breakfast at the hotel. After an informative safari introduction, set off by road 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 viewing drive in the famous Maasai Mara Reserve. Dinner and overnight stay in the Maasai Mara.

      Accommodation

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Mara Sopa Lodge or similar

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      Activities

      included
      Afternoon game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

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      5th Day: Maasai Mara National Reserve
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      Breakfast at the camp. Today, embark on a full-day photographic safari in the Maasai Mara Natural Reserve to observe the largest concentration of wildlife in the world. In the plains, you can find herds of zebras, giraffes and gazelles and in the savannah, mighty lions dominate the environment, as well as hyenas and cheetahs crouched in the long grass. In the forested areas, you can watch hundreds of varieties of birds and monkeys, whilst the rivers are full of hippos and crocodiles, as well as elephants and buffalo. Picnic lunch included. Return to the camp for dinner. Overnight stay in the Maasai Mara.

      Accommodation

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Mara Sopa Lodge or similar

      1152 Reviews

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      Activities

      included
      Full-Day Game Viewing in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

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      6th Day: Maasai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi
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      Breakfast at the hotel and return to Nairobi. Enjoy the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Nairobi.*

      Your flight may depart in the early hours of the morning in order to ensure the best possible flight times and connections for your journey. In this case, you may not be able to enjoy a full night of accommodation at the hotel.

      Accommodation

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Ibis Styles Westlands Nai... or similar

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      7th Day: Nairobi - Cairo
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      Breakfast* at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport ready to check-in for a flight to Cairo**. 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.

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

      ** 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.

      Accommodation

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Ramses Hilton or similar

      4930 Reviews

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      Activities

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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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      8th 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 remainder of the day is free to explore Cairo at your leisure. Overnight stay in Cairo.

      Accommodation

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Ramses Hilton or similar

      4930 Reviews

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      Activities

      included
      Pyramids of Giza & Cairo Tour

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      9th 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.

      * 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.

      ** 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.

      Accommodation

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Nile Treasure Cruise or similar
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      Activities

      included
      Visit to the Karnak Temple Complex

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      Optional
      Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show

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      10th 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 and the famous site of the tomb of Tutankhamun. 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.

      Accommodation

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Nile Treasure Cruise or similar
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      Activities

      included
      Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut & Memnon Colossi Excursion

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      11th 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.

      Accommodation

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Nile Treasure Cruise or similar
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      Activities

      included
      Edfu & Kom Ombo Tour

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      12th Day: Aswan
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      Full-board on board. This morning, we recommend an optional visit to the amazing temples of Abu Simbel.* 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. In the afternoon you have the chance to enjoy an optional excursion to the Island of Philae.* End the day with a peaceful ride in a felucca, a typical fishing boat, on the river Nile. 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 3-3:30 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.

      Important: The order of the optional excursions may vary depending on your departure day. Optional excursions can only be reserved at the time of booking or up to four days after booking.

      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!

      Accommodation

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Nile Treasure Cruise or similar
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      Activities

      included
      Aswan Tour & Felucca Boat Cruise

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      Optional
      Abu Simbel Excursion

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      Island of Philae

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      13th 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.

      * 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.

      ** 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. 

      Important: The order of the optional excursions may vary depending on your departure day. Optional excursions can only be reserved at the time of booking or up to four days after booking.

      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!

      Accommodation

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Ramses Hilton or similar

      4930 Reviews

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      Activities

      included
      Visit to the Egyptian Museum & Bazaar Khan el Khalili

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      Saladin Citadel Excursion

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      14th Day: Cairo - US
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      Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US. Arrive in the US and end your trip.

      Depending on the choice of flight, you may arrive back in the US the following day.

      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.

      Included activities

      Included

      Game Drive in Lake Nakuru National Park

      Included activity for day 3

      Enjoy a captivating game drive in Lake Nakuru, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes. The abundance of algae on the waters of the lake attract huge flocks of colourful flamingos.

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

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      Light

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      Afternoon game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

      Included activity for day 4

      Head out for your first game viewing drive in the spectacular Maasai Mara Reserve for a taste of the captivating landscapes and wildlife of this world-famous reserve.

      Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

      Physical rating:

      Light

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      Full-Day Game Viewing in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

      Included activity for day 5

      Choose either a full-day game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve or a combination of morning and evening game viewing drives to observe the largest concentration of wildlife in the world.

      Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

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      Light

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      All timings are approximate and dependent on traffic, weather and local conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide or driver.

      Pyramids of Giza & Cairo Tour

      Included activity for day 8 in Giza

      Visit the Great Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the World! Explore the pyramids and learn about their fascinating history. See the Great Sphinx and the Temple of the Valley, visit the Egyptian Museum and explore the Khan el Khalili neighborhood.

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

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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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      Important: Please avoid booking the activities included in this package separately.

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

      Suggested activity for day 7

      Add 4 unforgettable experiences to your trip! See the Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show, discover medieval Cairo with an excursion to the Saladin Citadel, visit the ancient Island of Philae in Aswan and take an excursion to the temples of Abu Simbel.

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      Important: Please avoid booking the activities included in this package separately.

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

      Suggested activity for day 7

      Add 3 unforgettable experiences to your trip! See Karnak Temple like never before with the Sound and Light Show, discover medieval Cairo with an excursion to the Saladin Citadel and visit the Island of Philae.

      Physical rating:

      Active

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      Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show

      Suggested activity for day 9 in Luxor

      Discover the secrets of the "Karnak Temple" in Luxor, built in honor of the god Amun. Stroll through its ruins guided by the voices of the pharaohs, while the statues come to life with special effects and the history of Thebes is narrated.

      Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 19:10 Approx

      Physical rating:

      Light

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      Please note: excursion leaves around 3:30 am. All timings are approximate and dependent on traffic, weather and local conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide or driver.

      Abu Simbel Excursion

      Suggested activity for day 12 in Nubia

      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.

      Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 03:30 Approx

      Physical rating:

      Active

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      The price includes

      • Included in all our trips. more information
      • Departure from the main US airports.
      • International flights: US - Nairobi, Cairo - US. *
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      • International and domestic flights: Nairobi - Cairo, Cairo - Luxor, Aswan - Cairo. *
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      • 8 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels, camps and lodges and 4 nights on the Nile Cruise.**
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      • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and Full-Board on the Nile Cruise.
      • Transfers in air conditioned vehicles.
      • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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      • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
      • Active tour with a comprehensive schedule of activities.***
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      • 4-night Nile Cruise.
      • English-speaking guide during the whole trip.
      • Safari in the Maasai Mara & Lake Nakuru National Park.
      • Transportation & Safaris in Kenya are in 4x4.
      *The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

      Not included

      Visa (required), vaccines, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

      Kenya: This must be printed to present on arrival in Kenya. You can apply at http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html 

      Egypt: Visa issued on arrival. Price approx. $25.

       Vaccination against Yellow Fever is recommended. Carry your international immunization card.

      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. 

      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. 

      * Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days after you have made your booking or delivered to you on arrival at your 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)

      For travellers arriving in Egypt on a Thursday, please note that the flight the following day from Cairo to Aswan usually departs early in the morning, so you will be required to leave for the airport before dawn.

      ** 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.

      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.

      *** 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.

    • Kenya
    • Egypt
      • Entry requirements

        Passport with a minimum of six months validity and two blank pages.

      • Visa

        A visa is required. This must be printed to present on arrival in Kenya. You can apply at http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html.

      • Currency

        Kenyan Shilling.

      • Language

        Swahili and English.

      • Electricity

        240 V. An adaptor is 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

        UTC + 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.

      Children: 5 - 12 years.

      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 +1 888-488-0592 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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