Explore Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean & the Persian Gulf

Explore Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean & the Persian Gulf

AFRICA

BOTSWANA

Affordable Botswana (9-days/8-nights)
(First Class)

From Victoria Falls via Chobe National Park and the Chobe River into the Okavango Delta this journey delivers some of the great natural wonders Africa has to offer. The area is also rich in animals, which are seen during multiple included game drives. Some of the included transfers are by bush-plane, which add enjoyment.

EGYPT

Cairo (4-days/3-nights)
(First Class or Deluxe)

With a population of over 9 million people spread out over 1,191 sq mi, Cairo is by far the largest city in Egypt. Your tour includes city sightseeing and visits to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Your day at leisure could include an optional visit to the famous Egyptian Museum.

Egypt: Land of Pharaohs (8-days/7-nights)
(First Class or Deluxe)

Egypt is a nation of epic history. Enjoy this land as the pictures you’ve seen in books come to life before your eyes. Walk down the paths of pharaohs in Cairo, stand in the shadow of gargantuan pyramids in Giza, and fly to Aswan for your cruise down the mystical Nile River.

ETHIOPIA

Ethiopian Experience (8-days/7-nights)
(Standard, First Class or Deluxe)

With a culture and traditions dating back over 3000 years, Ethiopia is a land of religious fervor, a glorious history, vibrant celebrations and endless festivals. Add to that a range of natural beauty that includes Afro-Alpine highlands, soaring to around 14,000 feet, the Great Rift Valley, white-water rivers and a Savannah teeming with game.

KENYA

Mombasa (4-days/3-nights)
(First Class, Deluxe or Luxury)

Mombasa is a regional, cultural and economic hub at Kenya's Indian Ocean coast. The second largest Kenyan city has an extra-large port and an international airport, and is an important regional tourism centre due to its proximity to some of the best beaches in Africa.

Nairobi (4-days/3-nights)
(First Class or Deluxe)

The capital of Kenya is a formidable, modern African city of over three million people. At almost 6,000 foot elevation the city has a comfortable subtropical climate. Your visit includes a visit to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's Elephant Orphanage, famous for its work with orphaned elephants, as well as Giraffe Centre where you come face to face with the Rothschild giraffe.

4-Day Simba Safari (4-days/3-nights)
(First Class)

This is the perfect introduction to what is considered Africa's greatest wildlife reserve. Famous for the Great Wildebeest Migration, fascinating prides of lion and the warm, welcoming native population, guests will explore an ecosystem that hosts over 95 species of mammals and 570 recorded species of birds

7-Day Masai Footsteps (7-days/6-nights)
(First Class)

Savor the highlights of Africa's greatest wildlife reserves with a game drive through the Masai Mara National Reserve. Your journey includes Lake Nakuru with its beautiful flamingo-lined shores and a drive to admire majestic Mount Kilimanjaro.

Sarova Safari (7-days/6-nights)
(First Class)

This itinerary captures the spirit of safari with diverse scenery and experiences, from the unique wildlife in the north to the world famous Masai Mara in the south. Travel in comfortable 4WD vehicles and stay in a mixture of well established hotels, lodges and a tented camp.

KENYA & TANZANIA

East African Explorer (13-days/12-nights)
(First Class)

Each year millions of wildebeest, zebra and others embark on a journey north from Tanzania's Serengeti National Park to Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve in search of food. Both countries support numerous national parks; several you will visit on this tour to one of Africa's richest animal grounds.

MOROCCO

Imperial Cities of Morocco (7-days/6-nights or 10-days/9-nights)
(First Class or Deluxe)

The mystery and lure of this fabled kingdom begins in Casablanca and continues through the souks, dense winding kasbahs and entrancing architecture of fascinating cities including magnificent Marrakech. An extension is available exploring the road of 1,000 Kasbahs with the option of spending a night in a Bedouin tent.

NAMIBIA

Etosha Safari (4-days/3-nights)
(First Class or Deluxe)

Etosha, “The Great White Place,” is one of Southern Africa's finest game reserves. It is home to 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and one species of fish. The reserve was created around a mineral pan believed to be over one billion years old.

RWANDA

Rwanda Gorilla Trek (3-days/2-nights)
(First Class or Luxury)

Taking you to Volcanoes National Park, you’ll explore a variety of fascinating simian life highlighted by a visit with a Mountain Gorilla family. The scenery in the shadow of the volcanoes is one of the most awe-inspiring in Africa.

SOUTH AFRICA

Johannesburg (3-days/2-nights)
(First Class or Deluxe)

Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city with 4.5 million inhabitants was established in 1886 following the discovery of gold. Spend three informative days in this city including an in-depth visit to Soweto, the township associated with the struggle against Apartheid and the 1976 uprising.

Cape Town (4-days/3-nights)
(First Class or Deluxe)

Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town, as the oldest urban area in South Africa. It was first developed by the Dutch East India Company as a supply station for Dutch ships sailing to East Africa, India, and the Far East. Mediterranean climate, a gorgeous setting between mountains and sea make a Cape Town stay every visitor's delight

Simply South Africa (7-days/6-nights)
(First Class, Deluxe or Luxury)

From the sophisticated charms of Cape Town to the wild open spaces of Kruger National Park, you'll see the dynamic forces that make South Africa one of the most exciting vacation destinations on the planet. See the highlights of Cape Town on the half day city tour. Choose from several optional tours or just relax. Then an exciting safari awaits you - game viewing in open safari vehicles by day and at night and on guided bush walks. Simply South Africa at it's finest!

SOUTH AFRICA, ZIMBABWE & BOTSWANA

Splendors of Africa (12-days/11-nights)
(Deluxe)

From the Cape Winelands with their internationally acknowledged vintages to Kruger National Park, this wonderful itinerary offers the heart of adventure with all the wildlife spectacle and natural phenomenon that Southern Africa has to offer. From an evening cruise on the Zambezi River to game drives in open 4WD vehicles, you will see Africa at its most awe-inspiring.

TANZANIA

Tanzania Deluxe Safari (7-days/6-nights)
(Deluxe)

Wildlife abounds as we visit the top game reserves along this popular northern safari route in Tanzania. Archaeology enthusiasts will be fascinated by a visit to Olduvai Gorge where Dr. Leakey conducted extensive excavations.

Zanzibar (4-days/3-nights)
(First Class, Deluxe or Luxury)

The islands are a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania. Historically they have featured importantly in the colonial spice trade and spices are still an important part of the economy. Today's visitors to the archipelago about 15 miles off the coast of Tanzania enjoy the unique culture, history and beautiful beaches along the crystal clear Indian Ocean.

UGANDA

Uganda Gorilla Trek (6-days/5-nights)
(Standard or First Class)

On this tour you arrive in the capital of Uganda, Entebbe and following are transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for your exciting encounter with a wild Gorilla family. Also included is a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

ZAMBIA

South Luangwa Experience (5-days/4-days)
(First Class)

South Luangwa National Park is an un-fenced park in the landlocked country of Zambia. Its capital is Lusaka, one of the fastest developing cities in Africa. South Luangwa National Park's rich environment offers 60 mammal species and 400 species of birds.

Livingstone (3-days/2-nights)
(First Class or Deluxe)

Victoria Falls is a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur located on the Zambezi River. There are many optional activities offered such as a scenic flight over the falls, visit to a local village, canoeing and fishing on the Zambezi River. Game drives are also on offer in the nearby Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park or to Botswana’s Chobe National Park. For the adrenaline seekers, there’s a zip line, gorge swing, abseiling, white water rafting and bungee jump.

ZIMBABWE

Victoria Falls (3-days/2-nights)
(First Class or Deluxe)

Victoria Falls is a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur located on the Zambezi River. There are many optional activities offered such as a scenic flight over the falls, visit to a local village, canoeing and fishing on the Zambezi River. Game drives are also on offer in the nearby Zambezi National Park or to Botswana’s Chobe National Park. For the adrenaline seekers, there’s a zip line, gorge swing, abseiling, white water rafting and bungee jumping.

Zimbabwe Express (6-days/5-nights)
(First Class)

Victoria Falls is part of the Zimbabwean side of the famed waterfalls by the same name. Spend several days to admire this natural wonder, often called the largest in the world. It is a mile wide and has twice the height of Niagara. Game Drives in the Hwange National Park included.

ZIMBABWE & BOTSWANA

Images of Africa (5-days/4-nights or 7-days/6-nights)
(First Class)

Combined with the Okavango Delta, the Chobe National Park offers Botswana's most well-known conservation area. The Park is famous for its concentrations of elephant - some 120 000 individuals, along with large populations of buffalo, antelope and predators. Bird species also flourish with many migrants visiting from November to March.

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN & PERSIAN GULF

ISRAEL

Jerusalem Express (4-days/3-nights)
(First Class or Deluxe)

The religious center of the world's three greatest monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. Ancient quarters wedge in among soaring high-rise towers and every corner and winding walkway leads to centuries of history.

Israel Explorer (7-days/6-nights)
(First Class)

A bit larger than New Jersey the state of Israel is a technological and economic powerhouse. It is part of the Middle East. Its climate and landscapes are Mediterranean. This week-long tour touches many of the cultural and historic highlights this vibrant, multi-cultural country has to offer.

Holyland (8-days/7-nights)
(First Class)

This 8-day tour visits many of the cultural, historic and religious sites in Israel. A powerhouse in economic and technological terms Israel shines with its Mediterranean climate and varied landscapes. Travelers with religious and historical interest as well as those of more secular leanings will find much to admire in this small country, which is defined by ancient history and hyper modernity at the same time.

JORDAN

Petra Express (4-days/3-nights)
(Deluxe)

A city as old as time, Petra is considered one of the greatest wonders ever created by Man. A vast, unique city, carved into sheer rock, Petra has a recorded history more than 2000 years old. There are hundreds of elaborate rock-cut tombs with intricate carvings, a massive Nabataean-built Roman-style theater and two world-class museums.

Jewels of Jordan (6-days/5-nights)
(Deluxe)

The capital Amman, the magnificent Nabataean city of Petra, the spectacular Greco-Roman ruins of Jerash, Lawrence of Arabia's famous Wadi Rum, and many other historical and impressive sites make Jordan a land of mesmerizing natural beauty, cultural complexity and dramatic East meets West contrasts.

Spiritual Footsteps of Jordan (9-days/8-nights)
(Standard or First Class)

The tour visits key pilgrim sites in Jordan. Following in the footsteps of Moses and Jesus uncovers Jordan's role in Christianity.

QATAR

Qatar Adventure (5-days/4-nights)
(First Class or Deluxe)

A hereditary monarchy, Qatar is ruled by the House of Thani. The country lies on a peninsula in the Persian Golf and shares a short border with Saudi Arabia. This tour renders a comprehensive overview of modern Qatar. With its high income economy the country offers the discerning traveler a wide range of services from city experiences to desert adventures and beach relaxation.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Abu Dhabi (4-days/3-nights)
(First Class, Deluxe or Luxury)

Year-round sunshine, crystalline beaches, classic sand dunes and a vibrant, cosmopolitan lifestyle define Abu Dhabi. These, combined with fabled Arabian hospitality, an alluring mystique and world-class accommodations and services make Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates capital, an enchanting destination.

Dubai (4-days/3-nights)
(First Class, Deluxe or Luxury)

From the western Hajar mountains and awe-inspiring sand dunes to white-sand beaches and verdant parks, from dusty villages to luxurious hi-rises and from ancient souks to ultra-modern shopping malls, Dubai is both an international commerce capital and an inviting tourist destination.

Abu Dhabi Explorer (6-days/5-nights)
(First Class, Deluxe or Luxury)

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. As modern and wealthy as any of the neighboring Emirates it does offer the visitor fascinating glimpses of the Gulf culture as it exists today. This tour gives a good overview of the city but also gets you out into the desert and to Al Ain at the Omani border.

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You will visit the following 23 places:

Tanzania

Tanzania

Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a large country in Eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region. Parts of the country are in Southern Africa. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania. Tanzania is diverse, composed of several ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. Tanzania is a presidential constitutional republic, and since 1996, its official capital city has been Dodoma, where the President's Office, theNational Assembly, and some government ministries are located. Dar es Salaam, the former capital, retains most government offices and is the country's largest city, principal port, and leading commercial centre.

Kenya

Kenya

Kenya is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community (EAC). It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley, mountain highlands and abundant wildlife such as lions, elephants and rhinos. The country is known for its safaris, diverse climate and geography, and national parks such as the East and West Tsavo National Park, the Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Aberdares National Park. Kenya has several world heritage sites such as Lamu and numerous beaches, including in Diani, Bamburi and Kilifi, where international yachting competitions are held every year.

West Jerusalem

West Jerusalem

Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, though not internationally recognized as such. If the area and population of East Jerusalem is included, it is Israel's largest city in both population and area, with a population of 763,800 residents over an area of 48.3 square miles. Located in the Judean Mountains, between the Mediterranean Sea and the northern edge of the Dead Sea, modern Jerusalem has grown far beyond the boundaries of the Old City. Jerusalem is a holy city to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In Judaism, Jerusalem has been the holiest city since, according to the Torah, King David of Israel first established it as the capital of the united Kingdom of Israel inc. 1000 BCE, and his son Solomon commissioned the building of the First Temple in the city. 

Nairobi

Nairobi

Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya is one of Africa's major cities.The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyirobi, which translates to "the place of cool waters". Popularly known as the "Green City in the Sun", it is surrounded by several expanding villa suburbs. During Kenya's colonial period, the city became a centre for the colony's coffee, tea and sisal industry.  The gateway to some of the most stunning stretches of wilderness in the world, Nairobi is never short of tourists, even if most are simply passing through to the Masai Mara in the west or the beaches of Lamu and Malindi in the east.

Egypt

Egypt

Egypt, the most populous country in the Arab world, claims one of the world’s oldest cultures, descending from an ancient civilization that emerged in the 10th millennium BCE. It is best known as the home of the ancient Egyptian civilization, with its temples, hieroglyphs, mummies, and - visible above all - its pyramids. Less well-known is Egypt's medieval heritage, courtesy of Coptic Christianity and Islam - ancient churches, monasteries and mosques punctuate the Egyptian landscape. Egypt stimulates the imagination of western tourists like few other countries and is probably one of the most popular tourist destinations world-wide.

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

The City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality that manages the local governance of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is divided into several branches and departments in order to expedite services for the city. Johannesburg is a divided city: the poor mostly live in the southern suburbs or on the peripheries of the far north, and the middle class live largely in the suburbs of the central and north. Around 20% of the city lives in abject poverty in informal settlements that lack proper roads, electricity, or any other kind of direct municipal service. Another 40% live in inadequate housing with insufficient municipal housing.

Israel

Israel

Israel is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea. It is considered part of the Holy Land (together with areas of Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinian Territories). The four major monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Bahaism—all have historical ties to the region. Israel thus contains a vibrant modern history and culture, based in part on the diverse, immigrant origins of its inhabitants returning from the Jewish Diaspora. These aspects make Israel a fascinating destination for many travelers and pilgrims. As a result of this vast mix of culture, in addition to the official languages of Hebrew and Arabic, Russian, French, Spanish, Amharic and Yiddish are also spoken by a significant minority of Israelis.

Jordan

Jordan

Jordan is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River known by its ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts. Many travellers and tourists visit Jordan with its history in mind, and understandably so. It’s home to the famed archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 B.C.E. Everywhere you visit, you will hear heartfelt words of welcome, and will often be invited into shops or people’s homes for a glass of sweet tea and a conversation.

Dubai

Dubai

Dubai  is the most populous city and is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and has the largest population with the second-largest land territory by area of all the emirates, after Abu Dhabi. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's legislature. It is rather like an independent city-state and is the most modern and progressive emirate in the UAE, developing at an unbelievable pace in the tourist and trade sectors especially. Recently Dubai won the bid to host EXPO 2020, a Universal scale Registered Exposition approved by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE), Paris.

Morocco

Morocco

Morocco, officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco, is a sovereign country located in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Geographically, Morocco is characterized by a rugged mountainous interior and large portions of desert. It has Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Ethnically speaking, Morocco is composed mainly of Arabs and Berbers or a mixture of the two. Sizeable numbers of Berbers live mainly in the country’s mountainous regions, long areas of refuge where they have preserved their language and culture. Some segments of the population are descendants of refugees from Spain and Portugal who fled from the Reconquista, the Christian reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula, that spanned until the 15th century.

Qatar

Qatar

Qatar is a sovereign country located in Southwest Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Qatar is a high income economy and is a developed country, backed by the world's third largest natural gas reserves and oil reserves. The country has the highest per capita income in the world. Qatar is classified by the UN as a country of very high human development and is the most advanced Arab state for human development. Qatar is a significant power in the Arab world, supporting several rebel groups during the Arab Spring both financially and through its globally expanding media group, Al Jazeera Media Network.

Uganda

Uganda

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. Famously called the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill, it is home to one of the most diverse and concentrated ranges of African fauna including the highly endangered mountain gorilla and the endangered common chimpanzee. Culturally, much of the action happens in the capital, Kampala, an urban sprawl ringed by farmland and perched on the muddy banks of Lake Victoria.  A popular spot for wildlife watching is Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is home to four of the Big Five, a flock of flamboyant flamingos and the rare tree-climbing lions of Ishasha.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a landlocked sovereign state located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers. A country of roughly 13 million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most commonly used. It is best known for its dramatic landscape and diverse wildlife, much of it within parks, reserves and safari areas.

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba. The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja. Its historic centre is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site. Zanzibar's main industries are spices, raffia, and tourism. In particular, the islands produce cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. For this reason, the islands, together with Tanzania's Mafia Island, are sometimes called the Spice Islands (a term also associated with the Maluku Islands in Indonesia). Zanzibar is the home of the endemic Zanzibar red colobus monkey, the Zanzibar servaline genet, and the (possibly extinct) Zanzibar leopard.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Ethiopia, a place of ancient culture, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. Being the most populous landlocked country in the world, as well as the second-most populous nation on the African continent, Ethiopia is the place of origin for the coffee bean. It is a land of natural contrasts, with its vast fertile West, jungles, and numerous rivers, and the world's hottest settlement of Dallol in its north. The Ethiopian Highlands are Africa's largest continuous mountain ranges, and Sof Omar Caves contain Africa's largest cave. Ethiopia has also the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa. It's ancient Ge'ez script, also known as Ethiopic, is one of the oldest alphabets still in use in the world.

Botswana

Botswana

Botswana is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. As a tourist destination, it is popular for its wildlife, areas like the Chobe National Park, Moremi National Park in the Okavango Deltaand the Central Kalahari Game Reserve have a very high concentration of game. 

Rwanda

Rwanda

Rwanda is a relatively stable East African country, and easily accessible from Kenya and Uganda. It is relatively easy, safe and simple to travel around. It is landlocked, surrounded by Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Rwanda is not only the land of a thousand hills, but also a country rich in flora and fauna and stunning natural beauty in its scenic rolling and breathtaking green savannah. The country hosts some rare species of animals like the silverback mountain gorillas as well as unique birds and insects in the tropical forest of Nyungwe.

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, the capital and the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates, lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast. The city is also one of the most modern cities in the world. Abu Dhabi features large gardens and parks, green boulevards lining all the streets and roads, sophisticated high-rise buildings, international luxury hotel chains and opulent shopping malls.

Cape Town

Cape Town

The City of Cape Town is the metropolitan municipality which governs the city of Cape Town, South Africa and its suburbs and exurbs. The city is famous for its harbour, for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, as well as for such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. As of 2014, it is the 10th most populous city in Africa and home to 64% of the Western Cape's population. It is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, reflecting its role as a major destination for immigrants and expatriates to South Africa. The city was named the World Design Capital for 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design. In 2014, Cape Town was named the best place in the world to visit by both The New York Times and The Telegraph.

Mombasa

Mombasa

Mombasa is the second-largest city in Kenya. Lying next to the Indian Ocean, it has a major port and an international airport. The city also serves as the centre of the coastal tourism industry. Mombasa's northern shoreline is renowned for its vibrant 24-hour entertainment offers, including both family entertainment (water parks, cinemas, bowling, etc.), sports (watersports, mountain biking and gokarting), culinary offers and adult entertainment (bars, pubs, clubs, discothèques, etc). 

Africa

Africa

Livingstone

Livingstone

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a town in the western portion of Zimbabwe, across the border from Livingstone, Zambia, and near Botswana. The town lies immediately next to the falls. They are the major attraction, but this popular tourist destination offers both adventure seekers and sightseers plenty of opportunities for a longer stay. Tourist numbers are now back to historical levels, with many package tour operators adding Vic Falls back to their itineraries, and this is easily Zimbabwe's busiest tourist destination. In response, there is a lot of a cartelisation and price fixing, with prices for accommodation and activities suspiciously high, even though the hotels are not full and activity operators not operating at full capacity. This destination is now considerably more expensive than other destinations in Zimbabwe.

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