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Cape to Cairo - South Africa North to Egypt
This is the stuff that African dreams are made of—a sweeping 32-day journey by luxury train up the continent that goes off the rails, shall we say, to immerse passengers in 14 iconic experiences. Setting out from stunning Cape Town, you’ll travel north to colonial Pretoria, Madikwe Game Reserve, before crossing the border into Botswana and then onto Victoria Falls. Take a bush walk in Zambia, before entering Tanzania, where you’ll visit the largest game reserve in Africa. From Arusha, Tanzania, fly to the famed Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park for superb wildlife viewing. Adventures continue in Rwanda, where you’ll get a crash course in Rwandan recent history, including a visit to the Genocide Museum. You will have the remarkable opportunity to get up close with elusive mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Wonders of another kind await in Ethiopia, namely, thousand-year-old churches carved into pink granite. From its capital of Addis Ababa, you’ll journey on to Luxor in Egypt, where you can immerse yourself in the ancient history of the pharaohs and visit the Valley of the Kings. Overnight aboard a luxury Nile river cruise that brings you to Aswan. Admire the temples of Abu Simbel, before ending this grand tour in Cairo, with visits to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, the Great Pyramids of Giza, and the iconic Great Sphinx. The following day you’ll fly home from Cairo with the photos, passport stamps, and memories of a lifetime.
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