The package includes Egypt Air non stop flights from JFK to Cairo on the new B-777 aircraft (click for baggage info) complimentary Dinner, Breakfast, and beverages served on boardRate Includes non-stop R/T air from New York (JFK) to Cairo, and Nairobi Kenya.
This is a Deluxe tour that combines the mysteries of Egypt and the majesty and wildlife of Kenya. Adjust to the time difference with two days in Cairo. Then fly onward to Kenya and experience a week of excitement in the game, wildlife, and cultures of Kenya.
Return to Egypt for a 4-night Nile River cruise, and finish with another night in Cairo. This package provides excellent opportunities for an unforgettable vacation experience.
Cairo: Spend 3-Nights in historic Cairo, both before and after the Kenya safari.
Kenya: 8 Days, 7-Nights Luxury Hotels/Lodges, Kenya Guided Safari Tour, most meals.
Nile River Cruise: 5-day, 4-night Nile River cruise from Aswan to Luxor with scenic outside staterooms and all meals. Deluxe 5-star Nile River cruise boat. Visit Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna, and fascinating Luxor. Includes an excursion to fascinating Abu Simbel (a $299 value)
Kenya and Intra-Egypt Flights Included: Cairo- Nairobi r/t, Cairo-Abu Simble-Aswan, and Luxor-Cairo are all included in this package.
Meals: 33 meals – 15 breakfast 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners during the entire trip.
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Evening departure from JFK to Cairo on Egyptair’s wide-body jets. Dinner, snacks, drinks, and breakfast served on board.
Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be met and escorted to the deluxe Pyramids Park Hotel in Cairo.
Today, you will have a full day excursion with lunch, visiting the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. You will drive around the Pyramid of Chephren, the Pyramid of Cheops (also known as the Great Pyramid or Khufu), and the Pyramid of Mykerinos. You will have time to walk around the Cheops, and take pictures. Then visit the Sphinx, the huge one-piece sandstone man-headed lion-bodied statue. Then continue to Memphis, the capital of Old Kingdom; and then Sakkara, to visit theStep Pyramid, the first monumental stone structure in Ancient Egypt. Evening transfer to Cairo airport for your overnight flight to Nairobi. (B-L)
Upon arrival, you will be met and escorted to the all Suite Nairobi Safari Club for relaxation.
After breakfast, drive further north across the Equator to the semi-desert Northern Frontier, where the Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba Reserves are located. Enjoy a thrilling afternoon game drive. Shaba Sarova, a luxurious lodge, is set in “Born Free” country, where the glories of nature are concentrated in this semi-desert oasis. Spring water flows throughout the lodge to form beautiful water cascades and sparkle into the Uaso Nyriro River, the habitat for crocodiles. Unique to this area are reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, beisa orynx and the Somali ostrich. There are also lions, cheetahs, elephants, buffalo, leopards, other big game and over 100 species of birds. Dinner and overnight in Samburu at the Samburu Sopa Lodge. B,L,D
Early morning, mid morning and afternoon game viewing in Samburu. This area is quite unique, for its geography and also for its wildlife. We can expect to witness an abundance of wildlife here, including the long necked gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe. Dinner and overnight in Samburu Samburu Sopa Lodge. B,L,D
After breakfast, drive via Nyahururu Falls, down into the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its thousands of flamingos and other birds. After lunch, enjoy a game drive through the park and a visit to the lake. Set on a plateau in the Rift Valley, overlooking one of the world’s greatest ornithological spectacles, Lake Nakuru, stands Lion Hill Lodge. It is beautifully landscaped with natural foliage and a startling variety of flower gardens. The panoramic view from the lodge reveals a shimmering pink glow across the lake, created by millions of flamingo, pelicans, and Marabou Storks. The park is also a sanctuary for the rare black rhino, leopard, waterbuck and other species of birds. Dinner and overnight at the Lake Nakuru Lodge in Nakuru. B,L,D
Enjoy game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya’s premier reserve, home to huge numbers of plains game such as wildebeest, zebras and gaKom Ombozelle as well as large populations of lion. The Mara River, which runs through the reserve, contains many hippo and crocodile. Dinner and overnight at your lodge. B,L,D
After a morning game drive and breakfast, return to Nairobi, arriving at noon. Remainder of the day at your leisure for rest and independent activities. Overnight at Safari Club hotel. B
Say good-bye to Kenya as you are transferred to the airport in time for your flight leaving for Cairo, Egypt. Upon arrival you will be met and escorted to the Pyramid Park hotel. Afternoon visit the famous Egyptian Museum where archaeological pieces dating as far back as 3000 BC are in exhibit; where you will see the famous treasure of King Tut-ank-amon. (Meals B)
After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred to the Cairo airport for a flight to Abu Simbel (to visit with the on site English speaking guide). Abu Simbel is considered to be one of the most impressive sites in Egypt.
Here you will visit the two temples built by Ramses II as a high-architect before he became a Pharaoh.
The 100 foot high Great Temple is world famous, which features 4 statues of Ramses II and his wife Queen Nefertari, each 65 foot high. Next to the Great Temple is the temple dedicated to Queen Nefertari. Both temples were originally carved in a mountain. In 1965 they were moved 600 feet and raised 65 feet, thanks to an international project to save them from the flooding caused by the construction of the High Dam. You will then take a second flight to Aswan, and be transferred to either Aswan Isis Hotel for dinner and overnight; or if space-available to your cruise ship MS Sarah or similar. (Meals B-D)
After breakfast a full-day optional excursion* in Aswan including a Felucca Sailing on the Nile River and later visiting Temple of Philae, the High Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk site. In the evening we will sail Kom Ombo for an optional excursion* to the Ancient Site there. Lunch and dinner are aboard the cruise boat MS SARAH or similar. (Meals B-L-D)
As you have your breakfast we will sail to Edfu. Upon arrival in Edfu, a fun optional excursion* begins with a visit to the Edfu Temple. Later in the afternoon we will sail to Esna, where boat will dock for overnight. (Meals B-L-D)
This morning we will cross the locks on the Nile in Esna -providing a fun and small scale canal-crossing experience. We will continue to sail north to Luxor. Optional excursions* in Luxor include, Luxor and Karnak Temples and visit to the West Bank of the Nile with Thebes, Valley of Kings, Hatsheput Temple. Dinner and overnight on board in Luxor. (Meals B-L-D)
Transfer to Luxor airport for flight to Cairo. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Cairo. Remainder of the day will be at leisure. Afternoon free for shopping and leisure activities. (B)
Morning bid farewell to this ancient city as you are escorted to the airport for your return flight to JFK. B
IMPORTANT NOTE: For the Kenya portion yellow fever shots required for this tour.
- Economy air from JFK
- All local and inter-Egypt flights
- 4 nights deluxe Nile Cruise aboard MS Sara or similar
- 3 night deluxe hotels in Egypt (Cairo)
- 2 full days’ excursions in Cairo including lunch (visiting Egyptian Museum, Old City, Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara).
- Excursion to Abu Simbel including domestic flights in Egypt.
- Optional Nile Shore Excursions
- 8 Days Luxury Hotels/Lodges Kenya Guided Safari Tour
- All meals at Lodges during Safari. Breakfast in Nairobi
- Meals as indicated in itinerary (B= Breakfast L= Lunch D= Dinner)
- All transfers and baggage handling throughout
- Services of administrative offices in each city
- Tips to baggage handlers and hotel personnel
- SLT guaranteed tour performance warranty
- Egypt visa ($35) and cruise tips of $35 per person payable in Egypt
- Optional Shore Excursions
- The Government of Kenya has rolled out an online visa application portal accessible on www.ecitizen.go.ke
With effect, from 1st September 2015 all visa applicants will be required to apply and pay for visas online to enter Kenya.
Min 2 passengers to operate. Supplement for private services add $400 per person
Prices include airfare, fuel surcharges, airport taxes and fees. All prices are per person based on twin occupancy. Air & land tour prices apply from the gateway airport or city specified in the Package Highlights. Airfare based on lowest class of service ($1800PP) and subject to availability, other classes of service will be subject to a supplement. Prices will vary from alternative gateway airports or cities and may be higher. Airfare prices subject to change until ticketing. Additional baggage charges may apply.
NOTICE: Sunny Land Tours is not responsible for any issues/costs resulting from delays or interruption in air transportation. Al such issues should be addressed directly with the airline.
HIGH SEASON SUPPLEMENT $400 PER PERSON CHRISTMAS, EASTER
Pyramids Park Resort
Pyramids Park Resort is considered a heaven in a unique landscape of greenery,offering leisure and business travelers a memorable experience amidst a comfortable and relaxing 25 acres of lush gardens and exotic rare plants. The Resort is only 20 minutes from famous shopping arcades and 5 min away from the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, a walking distance from the new grand museum (under construction) and only 20 min away from the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel. A little farther but also worthwhile are Khan el-Khalili, Egypt’s oldest market, and the Museum of Modern Egyptian Art.
Nairobi Safari Club, Nairobi
Located within the beautiful city of Nairobi close to the Central Business District. We are situated only twenty five minutes away from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Our Suites feature retro décor reminiscent of a post colonial period with all the advantages of contemporary facilities and services.
Samburu Sopa Lodge, Samburu Reserve
Located inside the Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya, Samburu Sopa lodge is built atop high ground allowing panaromic views of the vastness of Samburu shrub land and the hills beyond.
The lodge is built to reflect the architectural heritage of the local communities whose sons and daughters make up the majority of the work force at the lodge. Fifteen cottages, each with two bedrooms are built in an arch formation on either side of the public areas to surround the waterhole but leaving a wide gap to allow the animals free movement to the water.
Lake Nakuru Lodge in Nakuru
Located on a range of hills that form the western limits of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, the lodge offers spectacular views over the vastness of Africa.
The lodge also overlooks Lake Nakuru and its surrounding National Park, one that is a paradise for bird watchers and wildlife lovers alike.
Lake Nakuru National Park is mainly a wooded and bushy grassland with a wide ecological diversity and characteristic habitats that range from the lake waters to the escarpment and ridges
Mara Sopa Lodge, Masai Mara
Located high on the slopes of the Oloolaimutia Hills, Masai Mara Sopa Lodge was one of the first safari lodges to be built in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, a reason why its gardens and trees are so lush and mature. All the buildings follow the design of traditional African round houses with conical roofs, and these stretch along the line of the hills with the impressively large public area buildings and the swimming pool at their centre.
Ms Princess Sara Nile Cruise 5*****
The Ms Princess Sara is a 5 star deluxe Nile cruise boat with all the modern facilities required to make your time on board as enjoyable as possible.
The elegant décor combining marble flooring with wood panelling and stained glass ceiling in the reception provides a fantastic first impression of the comfort and style to come during your journey along the Nile. Sit back, relax in luxury and enjoy the best this boat has to offer.
The cabins are designed to offer all the facilities of a modern hotel with a separate sitting area from which to watch the Nile drift by and are decorated to a high standard.
For Entry to Egypt :
A visa is required of all U.S. Passport holders entering Egypt and must be obtained prior to arrival.
Passports must be valid at least 6 months past the date on entry
- Egypt visa can be obtained upon arrival
For Entry to Kenya:
- Yellow fever inoculation is required to enter Kenya.
- Visa is required of U.S. passport holders and may be obtained through https://cibtvisas.com/
- Foreign passport holders must check entry requirements with their consulate/embassy
Trip Interruption Insurance is available and is highly recommended.
With effect, from 1st September 2015 all visa applicants will be required to apply and pay for visas online to enter Kenya.