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Nile Route between Cairo and Cape Town with Gorillas

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  • Iringa
  • Nile Felucca
  • Lower Zambezi Area
  • Khartoum
  • Hwange National Park
  • Lalibela
  • Marsa Alam
  • Samburu National Reserve
  • Zanzibar
  • Chitimba
  • Nairobi
  • Mekele
  • Nakitoma
  • Naro Moru
  • Addis Ababa
  • Eastern Deserts
  • Karima
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Lake Ziway
  • Omo Valley
  • South Luangwa National Park
  • Ruhengeri & Volcanoes National Park
  • Cairo
  • Naivasha
  • Windhoek
  • Samburu Village
  • Citrusdal
  • Dar Es Salaam
  • Sesriem & Sossusvlei
  • Meroe
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Awassa
  • Bulawayo
  • Axum
  • Bahir Dar
  • Livingstone
  • Gondar
  • Simien Mountains National Park
  • Wadi Halfa
  • Port Said
  • Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Abu Simbel
  • Naqa
  • Mbarara
  • Cape Town
  • Kabale
  • Luxor
  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Luangwa River
  • Gedaref
  • Moyale
  • Swakopmund
  • Lilongwe
  • Bale Mountains National Park
  • Jinja
  • Konso
  • Maun
  • Aswan
  • Okavango Delta
  • Victoria Falls
  • Alexandria
  • Debre Markos
  • Debark
  • Marangu
  • Arba Minch
  • Cape Cross
  • Kampala
  • Eldoret
  • Arusha
  • Etosha National Park
  • Noordoewer
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Kaniyo Pabidi
  • D'Kar
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Kande
  • El Quseir
  • Namib Desert
  • Wawa
  • Edfu
  • Mikumi
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Marsabit
  • Woldiya
  • Musawwarat
  • Mto Wa Mbu
  • Dejen
  • Keetmanshoop
  • Wendo Genet
  • Naro Moru
  • Kigali
  • Kericho
  • Nakuru National Park
  • Kasane
  • Bethanie
  • Grootfontein
  • Lushoto
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Bwindi
  • Hoima
  • Lake Mburo
  • Amboseli National Park

There is, quite simply, no better way to see Africa than on this epic overland journey! Our popular Nile Route, taking you on the epic overland journey between Cairo and Cape Town, will give you an unparalleled insight into this amazing continent. Dragoman have been leading the way in African overland expeditions since 1981, so take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading into the wilds, well away from the usual tourist trail. With Dragoman you will visit the wonders of ancient Egypt such as the Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings and the iconic temples of Abu Simbel, and then discover some lesser known gems like the Meroe Pyramids of Sudan or the Temples of Axum in Ethiopia. You will journey through the remote tribal lands of Ethiopia's Omo Valley, and head out on safari in East Africa's great game parks such as the Serengeti, Maasai Mara, South Luangwa and Etosha. You will track mountain gorillas on foot in Rwanda, as well as chimpanzees in Uganda and rhinos in Zimbabwe! You'll paddle canoes on the Lower Zambezi and mokoros through Botswana's Okavango Delta, see the mighty Victoria Falls, and get to relax on the stunning beaches of Zanzibar and Lake Malawi. You'll enjoy the unbelievable scenery of Namibia, including its phenomenal Fish River Canyon and incredible sand dunes at Sesriem. And you'll have the chance to get the adrenaline pumping in Uganda's Jinja, Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls and on the Skeleton Coast at Swakopmund with a plethora of optional outdoor activities. Very few trips in the world can be thought of as iconic as this incredible journey from the Mediterranean to the Cape - join us for this complete African adventure!

  • Day 1 Cape Town

    Border Information: If joining in Cape Town, you will most likely enter South Africa at Cape Town International Airport (IATA code: CPT). There will be a group meeting today at 18:00. Your leader will leave a note at reception telling you where this important meeting will take place. The rest of the day will be free to explore the city. There is the option tonight of joining the group for dinner. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Cape Town before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Cape Town. In Cape Town we will stay in a hotel in the popular, lively and vibrant Kloof Street with a large variety of restaurants, coffee shops, cafes and bars all within walking distance.

    Head out on a full-day wine tasting tour of the famous area of Stellenbosch, just outside of Cape Town - Cost: ZAR 650
    Return cable-car trip to the top of Table Mountain - Cost: ZAR 250
    Excursion to the former jail on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was once imprisoned - Cost: ZAR 250
    Abseiling, canyoning and hiking on Table Mountain and Platteklip Gorge - Cost: ZAR 895
    Visit to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens - Cost: ZAR 45
    Full-day Shark Cage Diving excursion - Cost: ZAR 1400
    Tour to the Cape of Good Hope and the Boulders Penguin Colony - Cost: ZAR 540
    Tour of Cape Town Townships and the District Six Museum - Cost: ZAR 395
    Visit to the colourful district of Bo Kaap - Cost: USD
    Explore the Dutch-built Castle of Good Hope, the oldest colonial building in South Africa - Cost: ZAR 28
    Freely explore the beautiful beaches of Cape Town, including those at False Bay, St. James, Clovelly or Fish Hoek - Cost: USD

  • Day 2 Citrusdal

    Our journey begins up the Western Cape to the wine region of Citrusdal. In the evening we will have the option for some wine tasting! Near Citrusdal we will stay in a well equipped camp site. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours (please note that all drive times given here are approximate estimates only and are given with the best intentions - however please be aware that the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

    Enjoy a stargazing talk at our campsite in Citrusdal in the Western Cape - Cost: ZAR 75
    Sample the delicious wines from the vineyards at the base of the Cederberg Mountains - Cost: ZAR 70

  • Day 3 Noordoewer

    Border Information: Exit South Africa at Noordoewer, enter Namibia at Noordoewer. Today we pass through Namaqualand to arrive at Noordoewer, next to the scenic banks of the Gariep (Orange) River - the natural border between Namibia and South Africa. In Noordoewer we will stay in a well equipped campsite on the Nambian side of the river. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours. 

  • Day 4 Noordoewer

    This morning if there is enough water in the river there is a chance for an optional canoe adventure on the Orange River, before we head west into the desert lands of Namibia towards the dramatic secnery of the Fish River Canyon. Here we will have a some time for exploration and taking in the beautiful sunset over the canyon.  At Fish River Canyon we will camp in a basic campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 3-5 hours.

    Time to explore and take in the jaw-dropping vistas at the Fish River Canyon

    Enjoy a dip in the hot springs at Ais Ais - Cost: USD 5
    Head out on a short canoe trip on the Orange River, which marks the boundary of Namibia and South Africa - Cost: NAD 250
    Raft the Orange River on the border of South Africa and Namibia - Cost: NAD 250

  • Day 5 Sesriem & Soussusvlei

    Today we have a full day drive to Sesriem, our base for exploring the the fabled sand dunes of Namibia. En route we will detour to the town of Keetmanshoop for food shopping.  Tonight we will stay in a well equipped campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 10-11 hours.

    Explore the other-worldly landscapes of the Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei salt pans - Cost: USD

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