First Africa Trip Itinerary 1997
1st Trip to Africa – 1997
Wed, Sept 17 British Airways 8:55pm flight 268 LA arrive London Heathrow 3:15pm Thurs Sept 18
Thurs Sept 18 British Airways 4:35pm flight 155 Heathrow arrive Cairo 11:20pm Thurs Sept 18
Thurs. Sept. 18 El Gezirah Sheraton Hotel in Cairo
Fri. Sept. 19 (B,L,D) Sightseeing includes visits to the Egyptian Museum, the Royal Manial Palace, Saladin’s
Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo
Sat. Sept. 20 (B,L,D) After breakfast, fly to Luxor and transfer to your deluxe Nabila Nile cruise vessel. Check
in and have lunch before commencing a tour to Temples of Luxor and Amon in Luxor.
Sun. Sept. 21 (B,L,D) Cross the Nile by a local ferry to visit the West Bank including The Valley fo the Kings,
Valley of the Queens, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsur, and the Colossi of Mimnon. Leisure afternoon
for sites not on tour program or explore the bazzaars in Luxor at your own pace in Luxor.
Mon. Sept. 22 (B,L,D) Morning visit to the Temple of the Ram Headed God Khnum at Esna, Temple of Horus
at Edfu, Sail on to Kom Ombo at night while enjoying a lively Galabia party.
Tues. Sept. 23 (B,L,D) Twin Temples of Haroeris and Sobek at Kom Ombo, reboard cruise and sil on to
Aswan. After lunch take a Felucca to the Agha Khan Mausoleum in Aswan.
Wed. Sept. 24 (B,D)
Early morning transfer to airport for your flight to Abu Simbel (via Aswan) visit the great Temple of Ramses II and the Temple fo Queen Nefertari befor flying back to Cairo and transfer the El Gezirah Sheraton in Abu Simbel and then fly to Cairo.
Thur. Sept. 25 (B,L,D) Morning visit to majestiv pyramids of Giza, Sphinx and the Valley Temple. Visit the
museum housing Cheops royal ark. Lunch at elegant Mena House before visiting the ancient sites of Memphis and Sakkara in Cairo.
Fri. Sept. 26 (B) Full day of leisure in Cairo.
Sat. Sept. 27 (B,L) Tour Bab al Futuh and Bab an Nasr (Two great gates in the old city walls) After lunch at El
Khan restaurant, go to the bazaars and open-air markets of Khan El Khalili for shopping spree.
Sun. Sept. 28 (B,L,D) See Christian and Jewish Cairo touring the Old Cairo’s Coptic churches of abu Serghius
and Al Molaka, the Coptic Museum and Ben Ezra synagogue. After lunch stop briefly at Madinet Nasr to see the tomb of Egyp’s late president Anwar Sadat.
Mon. Sept. 29 (B,L,D) Morning visit to the Isamic Museum, the Gayer Anderson House (a pair of traditional
Arab houses joined together dating from 1540 and 1630 A.D.) and the Toulon Mosque. In the evening see the Sound and Light show at Giza.
Tues. Sept. 30 (B,L) Morning visit to the Pharaonic village, lunch at Felfela or a local restaurant. Leisure day
until late night transfer to airport for 1:30 am flight to Nairobi
Wed, Oct 1 Kenya Airways 1:00am flight 321 Cairo arrive Nairobi 8:30am Wed Oct 1st
Wed. Oct. 1 Nairobi
Thurs. Oct. 2 (B) Starts tour of Tanzania Premier p. 9 In the afternoon go to Karen Von Blixen’s home a
museum. Giraffe center and to the hotel early in the evening. Stay at the Windsor Golf & Country Club.
Fri. Oct. 3 (B,L,D) Leave Nairobi for Ausha in time for lunch. Visit the Meserani Snake Park then to the
Tarangire National Park. Game drive enroute to the Tarangire Safari Lodge overlooking the Tarangire River. Time for a sundowner before dinner. Stay at the Tarangire Safari Lodge.
Sat. Oct. 4 (B,L,D) Game drive before breakfast. After lunch drive to Lake Manyara for a night “under
Canvas” with views across the lake into the Rift Valley. Stay at Kirurumu Tented Camp.
Sun. Oct. 5 (B,L,D) Game drive in the Lake Manyara National Park. Stop at Gibb’s Farm for a farmhouse
lunch continuing on to Ngorongoro Crater. Stay at the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.
Mon. Oct. 6 (B,L,D) After breakfast, spend the day in the Crater with a picnic lunch returning to the lodge in
late afternoon. Stay at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.
Tues. Oct. 7 (B,L,D) Depart after breakfast to the Serengeti. Visit Olduvai Gorge, the site of the Leakey
family’s famous excavatinos in their search for the origins of man. Stop enroute for lunch, before driving into the northern part of the Serengeti for another night “under canvas”. Stay at Migration Camp.
Wed. Oct. 8 (B,L,D) The Migration Camp is on the edge of a conservation area of the Serengeti. Today, there
are options to enjoy short walks or game drives in the northern Serengeti. Stay at Migration Camp.
Thurs. Oct. 9 (B,L) One last game drive before boarding your return flight to Arusha where you stop for lunch
and then continue by road to Nairobi. Stay at the Windsor Golf & Country Club.
Fri. Oct. 10 (B) Nairobi leisure. Rooms are held until departure for a farewell dinner at the famous Carnivore
Restaurant and then to the airport for flight out to Harare. Day room at Windsor Golf & Country Club.
Sat. Oct. 11 ( ) Amboseli Fly across the plains towards Tanzani, Mt. Kilimanjaro and the
Amboseli National Park. Stay in the park at the foot of Mt. K at Ol Tukai Lodge or Amboseli Lodge or Tortilis Camp.
Sun. Oct. 12 ( ) Two game drives in Amboseli. Stay at Ol Tukai Lodge or Amboseli Lodge or Tortilis Camp.
Mon. Oct. 13 ( ) Early morning game drive in Amboseli.
Tues. Oct. 14 (B,L) Mombasa Full day excursion to Chale Paradise Island. Explore goggle or relax on the
pristine beach on the beautiful Kenya Coast. Stay at Indian Ocean Beach Club
Wed. Oct. 15 ( ) Mombasa Stay at Indian Ocean Beach Club
Thurs Oct 16 Starts Best of Kenya p 10 Leisure day in Nairobi. Stay at Norfolk Hotel
Fri Oct 17 Full day of sightseeing in and around Nairobi. Citi and museum. lunch at hotel. drive out into the Ngong Hills and watch traditional Massai display of dance, fire making, and wedding ceremony. Visit a local Enkang before dinner in Nairobi. Stay at Norfolk Hotel.
Sat. Oct. 18 (B,L,D) This morning drive north across the Equator to the Samburu Game Reserve arriving in
time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Stay at Larsens.
Sun. Oct. 19 (B,L,D) Morning and afternoon game drives. See species, Gerenuk, Grevy’s Zebra, reticulated giraffe, Beisa Oryx and many birds. Leopard also prosper here. Your camp located on the banks fo the Uaso Nyiro River provide peaceful surrounding for relaxing by day, and sharing your days’ experiences around the campfire by night. Stay at Larsens.
Mon. Oct. 20 (B,L,D) After breakfast, drive to Nyeri. Stop for lunch at the Outspan Hotel then continue by park transport through the forests of the Aberdare Ranges and finally on foot with an armed ranger to Treetops, the famous tree hotel. Enjoy the stars and animals as they come to Treetops two lit waterholes to drink and to scratch for salt.
Tues. Oct. 21 (B,L,D) Return by park transport to the Outspan Hotel for breakfast before continuing on into the
Great Rift Valley and Nakuru for lunch. Take a drive in the park renowned for its great concentration of lesser flamingo. You may see Leopard now thriving here. Visit Lake Nakuru’s Rhino Sanctuary before continuing on to the hotel. Stay at Lake Naivasha Country Club.
Wed. Oct. 22 (B,L,D) Ascend from the Rift Valley and drive south across the volcanic plain to the Maasai Mara
National Reserve. This most famous of Kenya’s National Parks covers over 590 square miles of open plains, acacia woodlands and riverine forests along the Mara and Talek Rivers. Stay at Keekorok Lodge.
Thurs. Oct. 23 (On morning and afternoon game drives you will surely see any animals which you might not
have already checked off your list. The Mara (Northern extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park) is hojme to abundant wildlife in Kenya: elephant, Lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, zebra, wildebesst, Thomson’s gazelle, eland and Maasai giraffe and more. Stay at Keekorok Lodge.
The tour says that on Fri. I would return to Nairobi for leisure after breakfast in Maasai Mara and I would have a day room at the Norfolk hotel.
Thurs. Oct. 23 Air Zimbabwe 2:15 pm Flight 773 Nairobi arrive Harare 5:10 pm Thurs. Oct. 23
Thurs. Oct. 23 ( ) Harare stay at Meikles Hotel
Fri. Oct. 24 Zimbabwe Express 11:15 am Flight 205 Harare arrive Kariba airport (Victoria Falls) 12:15 pm Fri. Oct. 24
Fri. Oct. 24 ( ) Victoria Falls Flight of Angels, Stay at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (Bed & Breakfast).
Sat. Oct. 25 ( ) Full day of Whitewater Rafting 7:20 am. Stay at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.
Sun. Oct. 26 ( ) Morning Elephant Ride, Wine Route Canoe Trip 3:00 pm. Stay at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.
Mon. Oct. 27 ( ) Wild Africa Safaris Transfer to Airport $20 US departure tax.
Mon. Oct. 27 Zimbabwe Express 4:15 pm Flight 105 Victoria Falls / Johannesburg 5:45 pm Mon. Oct. 27
Mon. Oct. 27 ( ) Johannesburg Stay at
Tues. Oct. 28 ( ) Johannesburg
Tues. Oct. 28 British Airways 9:45 pm Flight 54 Johannesburg / London Heathrow 6:55 am Wed. Oct. 29
Nov. 3rd Leave
Wed. Oct. 29 British Airways 12:00 pm Flight 283 London arrive L.A. 3:05 pm Wed. Oct. 29 Terminal 4
Victoria Falls Tour, Harare Tour, Hwange p.20, Cruise on Zambezi, Matobo Hills, Traditional village day 7 p.22, Day 14 p.25.
Fly home from London later on and to Gatwick