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Egypt - via East Africa - Cape Town

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1. Posted by mikraphone (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!


This is my proposed itinery over a 6 month period (although willing to long it out if necessary)... Egypt, Sudan, Eithiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa.

Would love some advice on this itinery. So, how long would you advise me to take in order to exploit its beauty, how much money (roughly), any warnings, any recommendations... etc. etc. Any advice at all!


2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3864 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I haven't been there myself but you might want to read 'Dark Star Safari' by Paul Theroux, as he does pretty much exactly the route that you are plannning on so you might find it helpful and interesting. It's a good read.

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4. Posted by mikraphone (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Your response is much appreciated! I ordered the book online, and it came today...

5. Posted by Jelga (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

This is late but you still might check.
Drove that route in 2008 visiting the majority of countries in your itinerary. But don't miss out on Namibia. Had heard it was an amazing place to visit and completely agree. Going back in 2 weeks for a further 10 weeks. Our trip if you are interested.

6. Posted by zimbabaloo (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Some guys just did the drive from London to Cape Town in 11 days (driving 20 hours per day mind you) and not stopping for tourist spots! Most people take 6 months. I am doing the trip in Jan, and plan on taking 3.5 months. (Quickly get through North Africa).

From Europe to Africa you have 3 options: 1) Through Middle East (dont go into Israel), 2) Palermo Ferry to Tunis, and 3) Ferry from Venice to Alexandria.

Would reccomend Mozambique as a country, my favourite in Africa so far! If you can get to the north beaches such as Choccas beach. You have deserted beach, caribbean like sand and water, and the most incredible food on the planet!