(16 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Cairo, Nile Cruise, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Cape Town
Experience the best of Egypt and South Africa on this private luxury journey.
First, experience Cairo as an insider. Our Egypt specialists have left no stone unturned in their quest to uncover the city’s most interesting cultural attractions, neighborhoods and markets—our tours offer the most in-depth, sophisticated Cairo touring available. In addition to visiting well-known attractions such as the Citadel, Egyptian Museum, Hanging Church and Khan al-Khalili bazaar, also tour our favorite neighborhoods filled with beautiful Fatimid, Islamic, Mameluke, Ottoman, Coptic and Art Deco architecture; well-preserved medieval residences formerly occupied by wealthy merchants; fascinating markets and shopping streets; and smaller, lesser-known museums dedicated to Islamic art, applied arts, Egyptian culture, Impressionist paintings and more.
One day, take a private excursion to the impressive Pyramids of Giza. If desired, attend the impressive Sound & Light Show there one evening. Then fly to Abu Simbel and explore some of the most beautiful Pharaonic temples in existence at the first light of day —the most beautiful time to visit.
Cruise the Nile River aboard a luxury boat and enjoy private tours of the extraordinary archaeological sites such as the Temple of Philae in Aswan, Temple of Horus in Edfu and Valleys of the Kings and Queens in Luxor. Upon request, arrangements can be made to tour monuments usually closed to the public or museums outside of opening hours.
Next fly to South Africa for a three-night luxury safari at Singita in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, a private reserve that borders Kruger National Park. This area is renowned for its diverse wildlife—including the Big Five—and is particularly known for leopard sightings. Stay at an ultra-luxurious safari lodge and enjoy morning and afternoon game drives and guided bush walks during your stay. If desired, a visit to a local community can be arranged. There will also be time to indulge in spa treatments and enjoy elaborate gourmet meals paired with South Africa’s best wines. Return to Johannesburg, where you will be assisted to your international flight.
Conclude your tour in beautiful Cape Town and stay at one of our favorite luxury properties. Enjoy comprehensive private touring with one of Cape Town’s most knowledgeable guides. Learn about the city’s fascinating history and architecture; take a cable car to the top of the iconic Table Mountain; experience local markets, boutiques, museums, and noted African art galleries; and enjoy Cape Town’s incredible food and wine scene, including reservations at top restaurants. Depending on your interests, enjoy other highlights, such as Robben Island, Bo Kaap (the Cape Malay Quarter), and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. One day, take a private excursion along the scenic coastal road to the Cape Peninsula and visit the Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach and quaint seaside towns or opt to spend a day in the Cape Winelands region with personalized wine tastings at South Africa’s best vineyards and a visit to the charming towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Private yacht cruises, scenic helicopter flights, adventure activities, and day trips to Hermanus can also be arranged, upon request.
Speak with one of our Africa specialists to begin planning your private tour.
Arrive Cairo, Egypt
Arrival private transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Full-day private city tour
Cairo & Pyramids
Full-day private city touring and excursion to Pyramids of Giza
Cairo – Abu Simbel – Aswan
Private early morning airport transfer and flight to Abu Simbel. Arrival private transfer and touring of temples. Return to airport and onward flight to Aswan. Embark cruise ship for 4 nights
Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu
Morning private touring of temples and sights in and around Aswan. Sail to Kom Ombo for afternoon private touring of Temple of Kom Ombo. Sail to Edfu for overnight
Edfu – Esna – Luxor
Morning private touring of Temple of Horus. Sail through the Esna Lock to Luxor for overnight
Morning private touring of Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Madinat Habou and Colossi of Memnon
Luxor – Cairo
Morning private touring of Luxor and Karnak Temples. Private airport transfer and flight to Cairo. Private arrival transfer to hotel for one night
Depart Cairo for South Africa
Private guide and driver at disposal for flexible touring and shopping in Cairo. Private transfer and evening flight to Johannesburg
Arrive South Africa – Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Private transfer and flight to private game reserve for 3 nights at luxury safari at Singita
Sabi Sand Game Reserve Game drives and walking safaris
Sabi Sand Game Reserve Continue twice-daily game drives. Option for local community visit
Safari - Cape Town
Transfer and flights to Cape Town for 3 nights
Full-day private city touring
Private excursion to the Cape Peninsula or Cape Winelands
Depart South Africa
Private airport transfer
Four Seasons Nile Plaza
Four Seasons at First Residence
Sonesta Star Goddess or Farah Nile
Sabi Sand Reserve:
Singita Boulders Lodge
Per person (double occupancy)
The Artisans of Leisure Style of Travel:
Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
Unique, insider travel experiences and access to the Artisans of Leisure network of experts around the world
All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
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