15-Day Egypt and Kenya Highlights Tour

By | Updated Apr. 16, 2024

Cross off one of your bucket list trips.

This Middle East and Africa highlight tour, features ancient wonders of Egypt and Kenya's unforgettable safaris.

  • Delve into the wonders of ancient Egypt as you explore the iconic Great Pyramids, and embark on a Dahabiya Nile cruise sailing between Luxor and Aswan.
  • Experience Kenya's wilderness like never before with boating, biking, bush walking, and night game driving in different National Parks.
  • Discover the magic of Africa with our private guides, who lead you to the highlights and capture the most cherished memories with their expert photography skills.

We are happy to customize this itinerary by accommodating your specific interests, adjusting the scheduling, or planning special themed events and activities for celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, retirement celebrations, or bucket list experiences.

Days:

15±

Price:

from US$9,096 p/p

Best For:

First-timer

Best Time:

Oct. - Feb.

Flights:

Domestic flights included, international on request

Cancellation Policy:

100% Refund 22 Days before Arrival

Journey Map (Suggested Route)

Kenya 12day tour map

Brief Itinerary for Egypt and Kenya Tour

Day Highlights
1-3
Cairo
Witness the fascinating Pyramids' evolution
4-6
Nile Cruise
Sail through the Nile on a dahabiya and explore Luxor and Aswan
7-8
Nairobi
A Day of Rest and Rejuvenation
9-10
Lake Naivasha
Boating, walking and biking in national parks
11-12
Masai Mara
Enjoy unlimited Safaris in Masai Mara National Reserve
13-14
Lemek Conservancy
Enjoy a night safari and visit the Massai community
15 Nairobi Depart
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Tour Highlights

Experience the awe-inspiring Pyramids on camelback and marvel at the enigmatic Sphinx in Giza.
Great Pyramids
Partake in a delectable Cairo Foodie adventure, and savor the vibrant flavors of local cuisine.
Cairo Foodie adventure
Cruise along the majestic Nile River on a dahabiya, embracing the timeless beauty of this historic waterway.
dahabiya nile cruise
Discover the priceless artifacts within the Egyptian Museum, in particular Tutankhamun's treasures.
Tutankhamun's treasures
Delve into the depths of temples in Luxor and Aswan, experiencing their rich history and architectural brilliance.
luxor temple
Experience Lake Naivasha's enchantment on boat and walking tours, encountering hippos, and exotic fish.
biking in hells gate national park
Explore Hell's Gate NP on guided biking and walking tours to see captivating wildlife like zebras and giraffes.
biking in hells gate national park
Opt for fly-in Masai Mara safaris and immerse yourself in a captivating wilderness with breathtaking panoramas.
fly-in safari
Indulge in unlimited game drives in Masai Mara and Lemek, spotting Big Five and other fascinating wildlife.
Masai Mara game drives
Indulge in full-board meals and savor unique dining experiences during your thrilling safaris in Masai Mara.
brush breakafast
Embark on a captivating night safari, encountering gazelles, roaring lions, and mysterious hyena calls.
night safari
Explore Maasai culture by venturing to their community and immersing yourself in their traditions and way of life.
Maasai community

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Cairo Arrival
  • Welcome to the magical land of Egypt! Our English-speaking representative will meet you inside the airport and assist you with your Egyptian Visa on Arrival.
  • Experience a delightful and insightful introduction to Egypt as you embark on a private airport transfer accompanied by our well-informed representative.
Day 2
Cairo | Pyramids and Sphinx Discovery
great pyramidsExplore the Great Pyramids on a Camel.
  • In the morning, our private guide and driver will meet you at your hotel for an exciting full-day Cairo tour.
  • Begin the day by exploring some of the earliest examples of Pyramid architecture in Saqqara and Dahshur, including the Step Pyramid, Bent Pyramid, and the Red Pyramid.
  • Take a Camel Ride for a memorable experience of exploring the Giza pyramids(about 30 minutes).
  • Witness the majestic Great Pyramids on the Giza plateau, an awe-inspiring representation of ancient Egypt's civilization.
  • Enter the Pyramid of Khafre and explore the secret chambers inside.
  • Discover the captivating beauty of the Great Sphinx that once mesmerized Napoleon, presenting a striking scene against the vast desert backdrop.
Day 3
Cairo | Uncover Cairo's History and Cultural Gems
Citadel of SaladinCitadel of Saladin in Cairo
  • Explore the Hanging Church, one of Egypt's oldest and most revered churches.
  • Visit the Citadel of Saladin and Muhammad Ali Mosque, and enjoy the Islamic art, architecture, and design.
  • Discover the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities*, a remarkable repository showcasing the treasures of ancient Egypt, including the famed Tutankhamun collection.
  • Venture into the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and immerse yourself in a maze of local shops.
  • Embark on a delightful Cairo foodie with your private guide, and become acquainted with the city's lively essence and flavors.
  • *The Grand Egyptian Museum(GEM) is expected to open at the end of 2023. GH will replace the Egyptian Museum with GEM by then.
Day 4
Cairo-Aswan-Nile Cruise | Explore Aswan's Wonders Aboard a Dahabiya
the Philae templeThe Philae temple in Aswan
  • A private transfer is provided to Cairo Airport for your flight to Aswan. As you arrive, meet your guide and discover the wonders of Aswan.
  • Discover the Temple of Philae, harmoniously combining Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architectural styles across different periods of construction, offering insights into ancient Egypt's religious and mythological beliefs.
  • Witness the Aswan High Dam, a monumental engineering marvel forming Lake Nasser and symbolizing modern Egypt's progress, showcasing human engineering prowess and the ability to shape the natural environment.
  • Indulge in a delightful cruise experience and savor a delicious lunch onboard.
  • Experience a restful night aboard your cozy cruise ship, enjoying the comfort and tranquility offered on board.
Day 5
Nile Cruise | Uncover Treasures along the Nile
the Kom Ombo TempleThe Kom Ombo Temple along the Nile
  • Explore the awe-inspiring Kom Ombo Temple, a unique architectural marvel dedicated to two sets of gods. Be amazed by its intricate design and delve into the captivating history of ancient Egyptian religion.
  • Uncover the profound significance of the Crocodile Mummies as you discover the right side of the temple. These mummies symbolize the power and authority of Sobek, offering a glimpse into the captivating world of ancient Egyptian beliefs.
  • Immerse yourself in the rock temple and uncover the Speos of Horemheb at Gebel el-Silsila.
  • Enjoy dinner in the serene atmosphere of the illuminated temple grounds.
Day 6
Nile Cruise-Luxor | Stroll through the Temple of Horus
Temple of HorusTemple of Horus
  • Experience a delightful horse carriage ride to the exceptionally well-preserved Temple of Horus, famously known as the Edfu Temple. Witness its awe-inspiring architectural beauty and delve into the rich history and spiritual significance of this ancient sanctuary dedicated to the revered god Horus.
  • Venture deeper into the temple to discover the exquisite halls adorned with intricate carvings and the sacred statue of Horus.
  • Throughout the day, savor delectable meals as lunch and dinner are served onboard.
Day 7
Luxor-Cairo-Nairobi | Admire Luxor's Huge Rock-Carved Relics
Colossi of MemnonColossi of Memnon on the West Bank
  • Disembark from your ship after breakfast.
  • Explore Valley of the Kings and learn about ancient Egyptian funerary practices by entering three of the royal tombs.
  • Have a photo stop at the massive Colossi of Memnon.
  • Discover the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut which is the only pharaoh's temple on the west bank of the Nile river.
  • Marvel at Luxor Temple's pillared hall and admire the stunning reliefs on the walls.
  • Take a private transfer to Luxor Airport for a flight to Cairo where you will catch a connecting flight to Nairobi.
  • After landing at Nairobi airport, our representative will warmly welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer you to the cozy hotel.
  • Global Highlights guests in Kenya receive "AMREF Flying Doctors" insurance for emergency evacuation flight(s) to Nairobi.
Day 8
Nairobi | A Day of Rest and Rejuvenation
Nairobi City ViewNairobi City View
  • Enjoy a blissful day of calm, tranquility, and rejuvenation to replenish the body and mind.
  • Reminisce about Egypt's ancient culture and prepare for the upcoming Kenya safaris.
Day 9
Nairobi-Lake Naivasha | Boat Cruise Amidst the Hippos
Crescent IslandHippo with a Cormorant on Its Back
  • Discover the Great Rift Valley View Point and be captivated by the awe-inspiring beauty of its dramatic landscapes, towering cliffs, and picturesque lakes.
  • Learn about traditional cheese-making methods at the Brown Cheese Farm, taste eight varied kinds of cheeses, and savour lunch with locally sourced ingredients.
  • Enjoy a 1-hour serene boat ride across Lake Naivasha, where you'll glide past curious hippos and encounter exotic fish.
  • Enjoy a guided walk Safari on Crescent Island, and get up close to giraffes and wildebeests, immersing yourself in a truly unforgettable wildlife encounter.
  • Indulge in a delightful dinner and unwind for the night at your Lake Naivasha lodge.
Day 10
Lake Naivasha | Biking through Hell's Gate National Park
biking in Hell's gate national parkBiking in Hell's Gate National Park
  • Meet your private driver-guide and enjoy a short transfer to the captivating Hell's Gate National Park.
  • Embark on an exciting guided bike tour through the Hell's Gate NP and be prepared to witness an abundance of captivating wildlife passing by.
  • Take a guided game walk to explore the park's beauty, where you will be left truly enchanted by the sight of gracefully grazing gazelles, majestic antelopes, zebras, and giraffes.
  • Transfer back to your Lake Naivasha lodge and spend the night there.
Day 11
Lake Naivasha-Masai Mara NR | A Fly-in Safari Awaits
fly-in safariMasai Mara Fly-in Safari
  • Meet your driver-guide in the morning and transfer to Nairobi's Wilson Airport for a 1-hour scenic flight to Masai Mara National Reserve.
  • Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by our guide and transferred to your lodge in a 4x4 open-top safari jeep.
  • Enjoy a quick game drive en route to your lodge and indulge in a delicious lunch upon reaching the lodge.
  • Experience an exhilarating afternoon game drive, venturing into wildlife hot spots to spot elusive animals, such as leopards. Your expert guide will determine the locations to visit, leveraging their intimate understanding of animal behaviour and tracking techniques.
  • After the game drive, you will be escorted back to the lodge to freshen up before enjoying a delectable lodge dinner.
Day 12
Masai Mara NR | Savor Kenya's Flavors in the Savanna
Picnic Meal on the Savanna of Masai MaraPicnic Meal on the Savanna of Masai Mara
  • Depart from the lodge with your expert guide for a morning game drive in the crisp air. Watch out for elephant herds, lion pride, and the abundant wildlife in the Masai Mara along the way.
  • Explore the famous Mara River with the guidance of a Maasai warrior dressed in traditional attire, who will lead you to the dwelling place of hippos.
  • Enjoy a bush breakfast in a serene clearing by the hippo pool, with chilled sparkling wine or fresh juice.
  • Discover the iconic Big Five or explore lesser-known wildlife in the dynamic Masai Mara. Keep an eye out for hyenas, gazelles, impalas, giraffes, zebras, vultures, cranes, eagles, falcons, and ostriches.
  • Enjoy a delightful picnic lunch amidst the expansive African savanna, under the shady branches of a beautiful acacia tree, while taking in the breathtaking views.
  • Experience an afternoon game drive, where endless excitement awaits! Discover the rich wildlife diversity of the region, including the renowned Big Five.
  • Savor a delightful dinner and experience an enchanting overnight stay at your Mara Lodge.
Day 13
Masai Mara NR-Lemek Conservancy | Explore Mara After Dark
Night Safari in LemekNight Safari in Lemek Conservancy
  • Enjoy a serene pre-dawn breakfast by the fire before a thrilling safari adventure.
  • Embark on a captivating 2-hour morning game drive to the Lemek Conservancy, where you'll pass by herds of graceful impala and majestic giraffes grazing on the plains. Keep your eyes peeled for the presence of elusive predators in this wildlife adventure.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant Maasai culture by visiting their community and gaining insights into their rich traditions, unique way of life, and the captivating dynamics of their village.
  • Relish the classic safari experience by enjoying a sundowner from our custom-built 4x4 safari land cruiser, while witnessing the breathtaking sun setting over the rolling plains.
  • Indulge in a unique night safari and experience the magic of the African wilderness after dark: alert gazelles, roaring lions, and the mysterious calls of hyenas.
  • Savor a delightful dinner and enjoy an overnight stay at your Lemek lodge.
Day 14
Lemek Conservancy | Experience a Walk Through the Savanna
bush walkBush walk in Lemek
  • Experience a captivating morning bush walk accompanied by a Maasai warrior. Leave the jeep behind and establish a deep connection with the land, the flora, and the smaller wildlife.
  • Indulge in a delightful lunch amidst the heart of Masai Mara, beneath a tree that provides shade and tranquillity.
  • Enjoy an exhilarating afternoon game drive, where you can spot predators such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, and jackals.
  • Explore the Rhino Sanctuary—a haven for two majestic rhinoceroses, dedicated to safeguarding these incredible creatures from the brink of extinction.
  • Gather around a mesmerizing bonfire and witness an enchanting Massai dance performed by our Maasai friends in your lodge.
Day 15
Nairobi Departure | Bon Voyage!
game driveA Mother Leopard Carries Her Cub across a River
  • Embark on a thrilling morning game drive and keep an eye out for majestic wildlife, including elegant giraffes, powerful elephants, and colourful birds.
  • Return to the lodge to freshen up, then head to the Mara airstrip for a short flight to Nairobi's Wilson Airport.
  • Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by our driver and escorted to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight.

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Price Includes

*Price from: $9,096 per adult

*The price is based on 2 adults in 4-star hotels/Lodges during the low tourist season. We can offer an even more competitive price for groups of 4 or more people. (tour code: gh-af-1)

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