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  1. Day 1, Windhoek
    Upon arrival into Windhoek airport you will be met and transferred to your private aircraft. This plane is now solely yours for the next 8 days as your pilot flies you around some of Namibia's best sights. Your first flight takes you across the desert into Sesriem where you will spend your first night. This rest of the day is at leisure for you to relax by the pool and begin acclimatising to the Namibian weather.
    no breakfast, no lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 2, Sesriem
    This morning take a guided tour of Sossusvlei, quite possibly the most iconic area of Namibia due to its spectacular landscape. your knowledgable guide will show you the hidden treasures of the desert including Deadvlei and the Sesriem Canyon. This afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy some optional activities or to just relax and enjoy your incredible surroundings.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 3, Swakopmund
    After breakfast take a scenic flight over the orange desert towards Swakopmund - Namibia's adrenalin capital! You will head to the coast passing over the many diamond camps, the inhospitable rugged coastline containing a number of shipwrecks before flying over Sandwich Harbour.

    Swakopmund, on Namibia’s rugged Skeleton Coast is a popular coastal town with a distinct German feel, its beautiful colonial architecture, stands in stark contrast to the surrounding Namib Desert. As well as a pristine beach, Swakopmund has excellent restaurants, bars and shops, and has fast become the adventure capital of Namibia - quad biking, sky diving, deep sea fishing and dune boarding are just a few of the activities on offer.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 4-5, Walvis Bay & Damaraland
    The morning of day 4 transfer to Walvis Bay in time for a fun filled Marine Cruise. Here you will go on open ski boats into the Walvis Bay harbour area, visit the oyster platforms and the seal colony at pelican point. Experience wild seals being hand fed and maybe have the opportunity to see dolphins as well. A light lunch with fresh oysters and sparkling wine is served before you return to the harbour. Later on, return to the aircraft for a scenic flight to Damaraland. The rest of the day and the whole of day 5 is spent exploring the Twyfelfontein area famous for it's incredible bushman paintings and a possible sighting of the ever elusive desert elephant.

    Damaraland is wild and rugged with incredible geological formations, towering mountains and the incredible Petrified Forest with its ancient uprooted blackened trees. Northern Damaraland is wonderful for game viewing, with its unique desert adapted black rhinos and elephants. In the south, iconic Gross Spitzkoppe and Brandberg mountains are home to a wealth of ancient rock art, although it is Twyfelfontein which has the most extensive and impressive rock art collection in Africa, with approximately 2500 Bushmen rock engravings and paintings dating back to 1000 AD.
    2 breakfast, 1 lunch, 2 dinner included.
    Day 6-7, Etosha N.P.
    On the morning of day 6 fly to a private game reserve that borders Etosha National Park where you will spend the next 2 days on game drives in Namibia's most famous park.

    Established in 1907, Etosha was Namibia’s first conservation area and it’s one of the world’s finest game parks, home to many rare and endangered species. The Etosha Pan dominates the park which is usually dry, but fills with water briefly in the summer months, attracting pelicans and flamingos in particular. Periannual springs attract a variety of game and birds throughout the year, including the endangered black rhino and the endemic black face impala. A San legend about the formation of the Etosha Pan tells of how a village was raided and everyone but the women slaughtered. One woman was so upset about the death of her family she cried until her tears formed a massive lake. When the lake dried up nothing was left apart from a huge white pan.

    In the evening the floodlit waterholes are always teeming with the park's diverse inhabitants from rhino and elephant to giraffe, oryx, springbok, warthog and zebra. You may even be lucky enough to catch sight of lions who sometimes come down to the waterholes to drink.
    2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 2 dinner included.
    Day 8, Windhoek
    Depending on your international flight time, enjoy a final morning game drive before your private flight to Windhoek International Airport where you bid goodbye to your guide.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
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  3. Day 1, Cairo
    Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday. Included transfer from Cairo airport, hotel check in.
    No meals included.
    Day 2, Dive the Red Sea
    This morning we venture to the Giza Plateau to explore the great pyramids and Sphinx in all their ancient glory. Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus are the sole survivors of the Seven Ancient Wonders. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are long gone, but the enduring pyramids have been attracting and mesmerising the hungry eyes of travellers since ancient times. Cheops (Khufu) is the oldest and biggest. It stood 146.5m high when it was completed in 2600BC. After 46 centuries, its height has only reduced by 9m! For a real Arabian experience, consider haggling for a camel ride. This evening we transfer to the Cairo bus station for our overnight bus to Dahab.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
    Day 3-8, Dahab
    Arrive Dahab, transfer to your hotel and check in. Later today we head down to our dive centre for introductions and to plan our week of diving. Diving in Dahab is essentially shore diving. With a few exceptions you’ll be driven by jeep to ‘gear up’ at water’s edge to start your dive. Dahab offers around 30 dive sites. Some of the very best are located just a few miles north of Dahab. Consider The Bells, Blue Hole and the Canyon.
    No meals included.
    Day 9, Dahab - Cairo
    Dahab - Cairo. Early this morning, bid farewell to Dahab and travel back to Cairo by public bus, arriving early this afternoon. Enjoy the remains of the day independently shopping and exploring Cairo.
    No meals included.
    Day 10, Cairo
    Hotel check out and included departure transfer to Cairo airport.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
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  5. Day 1, Cairo
    Friday. Welcome to Egypt, arrival and transfer to hotel. Spend the remains of the day at leisure.
    No meals included.
    Day 2, Pyramids of Giza
    This morning visit the three great pyramids and Sphinx at the Giza Plateau. Sole survivors of the ancient Greek-listed seven wonders of the world, the pyramids at Giza Plateau are the planet's oldest tourist attraction. Explore this area on foot and then on camel back! In front of the pyramids sits the immense Sphinx, a statue with the face of a man and the body of a lion, carved out of the surrounding limestone bedrock.

    Located just a stone's throw from Giza, is tomb-strewn Saqqara. Partially covered tombs, drifting sands and pyramids dotted across the horizon give way to the centre piece - that of King Zhoser's step pyramid. Enjoy a guided tour of the site before returning to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
    Day 3, The Egyptian Museum
    See the treasures of King Tutankhamen, mummies and more at the Egyptian Museum this morning. The museum is home to the most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the world. Arguably the most famous exhibit is the stunning solid gold funerary mask of the boy-King Tutankhamen.

    Continue your touring, visiting the Citadel, built by Salah-El-Din in the 12th century and the bustling Khan el-Khalili bazaar in the afternoon, where you can pick up some souvenirs.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
    Day 4, Dahabaya Cruising
    Monday. Cairo - Luxor. This morning take a short flight to the ancient city of Luxor. Short transfer to Esna and board the Dahabeya, your home for the next five nights, as you cruise the Nile in style. Meet your Captain, the crew and your fellow travellers for a welcome drink and introductory meeting with your Egyptologist guide.

    After lunch enjoy an afternoon tour to the East Bank. Sightseeing begins with a visit to Karnak Temple. Built over 4,000 years ago, Karnak’s immense Hypostyle Hall alone contains a phenomenal 134 towering columns of intricate stonework. Continue on to the magnificent Luxor Temple, a sumptuous monument, built over 4000 years ago for the worship of the God Amun.
    1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 5, Luxor & the Valley of the Kings
    This morning there is the option of rising at dawn to take a hot air balloon flight over Luxor before starting your days touring. Today explore Luxor’s West Bank and the atmospheric Valley of the Kings, where the tombs of the once mighty pharaohs lie amongst the desert landscapes of the Nile Valley. The often highly decorated tombs, were constructed to once house the regal sarcophagi enclosed mummies of the pharaohs awaiting their passage into the after-life. Some of the best known tombs are those of Ramses II, Seti I, Amenhotep II and of course, the tomb of King Tutankhamen. Also visit the Valley of the Queens and the magnificent mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, passing the imposing Colossi of Memnon en route. In the afternoon sail in direction of El Hagz Island and enjoy your dinner on board.
    1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 6, The Temple of Horus
    At sunrise start sailing to Edfu where your private horse drawn carriage will take you from the boat to visit the legendary Temple of Horus, which is the largest and most completely preserved pharaonic, albeit Greek-built, temple in Egypt and one of the last monumental temples built on a large scale. the best preserved and second largest temple in Egypt. Return to the dahabeya and continue sailing to Farris Island.
    1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 7, Kom Ombo
    This morning visit Kom Ombo - a masterpiece of Greco – Roman art in Egypt. This twin temple is dedicated to two distinct divinities, the falcon God and Sobek the crocodile God. Each of the two gods has their own entrance, court, chambers colonnade and sanctuary in this unusual double temple with its perfect symmetry. After your visit continue sailing toward Aswan. Relax on board and take in the sights along the Nile.
    1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 8, Optional Abu Simbel & Aswan
    Early morning there is an opportunity to visit the spectacular temples of Abu Simbel by air – optional tour. Built by Ramses II, the setting of this magnificent structure, besides the shores of Lake Nasser makes it one of the most spectacular of Egypt’s ancient sites. This great Sun Temple was created to revere the mighty pharaonic ruler King Ramses II. Guarding the entrance to the temple (built between 1290 and 1224 BC) hewn into the side of a mountain are four famous colossal statues of the pharaoh himself. Please advise at the time of booking if you would like to take this excursion.

    Have lunch on the Dahabeya before visiting the High Dam - a modern feat in engineering, creating the world's largest artificial lake - Lake Nasser. Take a leisurely boat ride out to Agilika island for a guided tour of the the beautiful Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis.
    1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 9, Fly from Aswan to Cairo
    Aswan - Cairo. Today bid farewell to your fellow travellers and the crew and disembark the dahabeya after breakfast. Take an afternoon flight from Aswan back to Cairo. Transfer to your hotel and spend the remains of the day at leisure.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
    Day 10, Cairo
    Sunday. After breakfast transfer to Cairo airport for your ownward flight home.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
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  7. Day 1, Cairo
    Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday. Included transfer from Cairo airport, hotel check in.
    No meals included.
    Day 2, Pyramids of Giza & Saqqara
    Cairo - Dahab. This morning we venture to the Giza Plateau to explore the great pyramids and Sphinx in all their ancient glory. Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus are the sole survivors of the Seven Ancient Wonders. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are long gone, but the enduring pyramids have been attracting and mesmerising the hungry eyes of travellers since ancient times. Cheops (Khufu) is the oldest and biggest. It stood 146.5m high when it was completed in 2600BC. After 46 centuries, its height has only reduced by 9m! For a real Arabian experience, consider haggling for a camel ride. This evening we transfer to the Cairo bus station for our overnight bus to Dahab.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
    Day 3-8, Dive Dahab!
    Arrive Dahab. Meeting you at the bus station we will transfer you to your hotel. Later today we head down to our dive centre for introductions and start of your course. The next 5 days will be filled with a combination of theory and practical water sections. Diving in Dahab is essentially shore diving and some of the best places to practice those skills are only metres from our dive school’s front door.
    No meals included.
    Day 9, Dahab - Cairo
    Dahab - Cairo. Early this morning, bid farewell to Dahab and travel back to Cairo by public bus, arriving early this afternoon. Enjoy the remains of the day independently shopping and exploring Cairo.
    No meals included.
    Day 10, Cairo
    Onward transfer to Cairo airport.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
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  9. Day 1
    ARRIVE CAPE TOWN (4 NIGHTS)
    Welcome to South Africa! Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, transfer to your hotel to relax and unwind after your flight. At 6:30pm join your Travel Director for an African style kick-off party at a nearby local restaurant and enjoy a warm African welcome, followed by a finger food buffet of authentic to South African cuisine.(Kick-Off Party)

    Day 2
    CAPE PENINSULA TRIP
    Enjoy a full day to take in the stunning Cape Peninsula. View the exquisite stretch of coastline from Camps Bay and Clifton to the exclusive beach hamlet of Llandudno and the charming working harbour of Hout Bay. Embark on an up-close-and-personal Seal Island cruise. Wind along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive, hugging the cliffs and relishing the breathtaking ocean views before arriving at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch before meandering back along the coast visiting the historic naval port of Simon’s Town and the endearing penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach. This evening, delight in the Local Speciality of Djembe, an interactive drumming experience, where you'll truly feel the heartbeat of Africa. After getting in tune with your musical side, enjoy a Regional Meal of Cape Malay and African cuisine.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Regional Meal)

    Day 3
    CAPE TOWN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
    Begin the day with a cable car ride to the legendary Table Mountain (weather permitting) at the southernmost tip of Africa. Be amazed at the stunning panorama of the City and landscape as you climb to the summit.Continue to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens where you'll gain a Unique Insight into the Cape Floral Kingdom. Set below the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, the gardens are home to over 3,000 different plants, including many indigenous species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world! This afternoon is free to spend time relaxing at your hotel or join an optional visit to Robben Island by ferry (weather permitting). During this emotionally charged and highly moving experience, see the cell where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for more than 25 years and marvel at how far this amazing country has come in such a short time. Enjoy the evening at leisure to sample one of the local restaurants.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 4
    TABLE MOUNTAIN AND FREE TIME
    This morning allows time for a lazy breakfast or an optional visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium located at the waterfront. Without a doubt, the most popular animals in the aquarium are the ragged-tooth sharks. This afternoon,  gain a Unique Insight into the Amy Biehl Foundation. The foundation works to fulfill three rights in the South African Constitution: the right to education, the right to equal employment, and the right to health. The program aims to empower the youths of the townships around Cape Town, mainly through after-school programs. On arrival you enjoy a simple lunch and experience a township tour. Visit the after school centers to learn about activities and Local Specialties such as beading, marimba, recorder, choir, brass, traditional dance, and kwaito classes which you can either participate in or interact with the local children. This evening is free to enjoy the facilities of your hotel.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch)

    Day 5
    CAPE TOWN - STELLENBOSCH (2 NIGHTS)
    After an early breakfast, depart Cape Town and drive to see the last place in which Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, a Unique Insight. It was through these gates that Mandela walked to freedom in 1990. Visit the Cheetah Outreach facility and experience the excitement of a personal encounter with hand raised cheetahs with a Local Expert. Later, stop for a Be My Guest lunch at a nearby Wine Estate where you'll enjoy a Boerebraai and wine blending experience. This includes a local South African lunch, a cellar tour, wine tasting and wine blending, a Local Specialty. Children will enjoy a sampling of the estates delicious grape juice and, weather permitting, a tractor ride. You will be hosted by the Momberg family and get an opportunity to interact with them and learn about the history of the wine estate. Head to the historical town of Stellenbosch, and check into your hotel before completing the day at the Eagle-Encounters bird of prey rehabilitation center. This evening is free to enjoy the facilities of your luxurious hotel.(Buffet Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

    Day 6
    STELLENBOSCH -HERMANUS - STELLENBOSCH
    Today drive to the seaside town of Hermanus situated on the stunning south coast of the Western Cape at the beginning of the Garden Route, famous for its incredible viewings of Southern Right Whales, a Unique Insight. The whales migrate to these waters from their Antarctic feeding areas to breed, care for their young and play in the shallow waters of Walker Bay. Embark on a whale watching boat cruise (seasonal Jun-Dec) to see these massive, gentle and inquisitive creatures followed by lunch at a local restaurant. For the months outside the whale watching season (Jan - May) visit the Aquila Private Game Reserve, a 'Big 5' Game Reserve and visit the Animal Rescue Centre for an afternoon safari including a buffet lunch.  Later return to your hotel for a leisurely evening.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch)

    Day 7
    STELLENBOSCH - CAPE TOWN - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (3 NIGHTS)
    Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel before heading to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Transfer your hotel, perfectly located near the entrance to the Kruger National Park. You arrive in time for your first game viewing experience before enjoying dinner in the African Bush.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 8
    KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
    For the next two days, join a Local Expert and experience all of the wonders of legendary Kruger National Park, home to the magnificent ‘Big 5’ animals of the world, and a host of others including 147 species of mammal, and over 500 bird species.  There is simply nothing to beat that rising feeling of anticipation and excitement as you enter the nearby park in the half-light of the spectacular African dawn. View areas of sweeping savannah, bisected by rivers full of hippos, muddy waterholes lined with animals quenching their thirst, and the bush itself, home to zebra and antelope, studded by immense biscuit-coloured termite hills, and towering above it all, graceful giraffes. Stop for lunch at a rest camp situated inside the park and continue to enjoy game-viewing in the afternoon, an intensely moving experience with nothing preparing you for the waves of emotion inspired by an encounter with these wonderful, almost regal creatures thriving in their natural habitat. Dinner is served at the hotel in the evenings and on the final night, enjoy a Farewell Dinner under the stars in a traditional African Boma.

    Day 10
    DEPART KRUGER NATIONAL PARK - JOHANNESBURG
    This morning, time permitting, enjoy an optional three hour morning game drive. After breakfast, transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for your flight to OR Tambo International Airport for your onward journey home.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Sightseeing Highlights
    Visit the Cape of Good Hope, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens,  Stellenbosch wine estates, Hermanus for its whale watching.
    See the Cheetah outreach facility, the Eagle Encounters conservation centre in Stellenbosch and the abundance of wildlife in the famous Kruger National park.
    View iconic Table Mountain, the penguins at Boulders Beach, and the stunning Garden Route coastal scenery.
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