Ancient Civilisations Explored (Addis Ababa to Cairo)

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Start in Addis Ababa and end in Cairo! With the adventure tour Ancient Civilisations Explored (Addis Ababa to Cairo), you have a 49 day tour package taking you through Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and 26 other destinations in Africa. Ancient Civilisations Explored (Addis Ababa to Cairo) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Hostel, Hotel, Camping
Overland Truck, Boat, Ferry
Travel style
Adventure, Local Living, Overland truck, Discovery
  • adalbertkoos's review about another Dragoman tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    Authentic,amazing great crew.

  • A TourRadar Traveller's review about another Dragoman tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Excellent as long as you are not after home comforts

  • honeybernstein's review about another Dragoman tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Ben was awesome. He was knowledgeable about every piece of geography we covered as well as the history and politics of Ethiopia, where we spent 3 weeks with him. He taught us quite a bit about the politics and philosophy of interacting with the local... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Addis Ababa
  2. Day 2: Debre Markos
  3. Days 3 to 5: Bahir Dar
  4. Days 6 to 8: Lalibela
  5. Day 9: Mekele
  6. Days 10 to 11: Danakil Depression
  7. Day 12: Mekele
  8. Days 13 to 14: Axum
  9. Day 15: Debark
  10. Days 16 to 18: Simien Mountains National Park
  11. Days 19 to 20: Gondar
  12. Day 21: Gedaref
  13. Day 22: Khartoum
  14. Days 23 to 24: Khartoum
  15. Day 25: Naqa-Musawwarat
  16. Day 26: Meroe-Karima
  17. Days 27 to 29: Karima-Wawa
  18. Day 30: Wadi Halfa
  19. Day 31: Abu Simbel
  20. Days 32 to 34: Aswan
  21. Day 35: Nile Felucca-Aswan
  22. Days 36 to 38: Luxor-Edfu
  23. Days 39 to 40: Marsa Alam
  24. Day 42: El Quseir
  25. Day 43: Eastern Deserts-Zafarana
  26. Day 44: Port Said
  27. Days 45 to 46: Alexandria
  28. Day 47: Cairo
  29. Day 48: Cairo
  30. Day 49: Cairo

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services


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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • What is the kitty payment?

    Dragoman's Kitty for Nile Route between Cairo and Addis Ababa (from Cairo to Addis Ababa) is a group fund for this tour. The group fund pays for camping, hotels, food while camping, activities the group does as a whole (based on the itinerary mentioned above and in the brochure).

    The Kitty allows the group to be flexible as the hotels and campsites are not pre booked and booked by the crew while travelling which makes the whole itinerary more adabtable than the traditional tours. Sometimes you can stay an extra night at one location due to a special activity happening at the location, based on the groups wishes. All of these costs are paid at cost price and Dragoman makes no money out of it. Therefore, if money is left over in the Kitty after the tour, it will be paid back to the group members.

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Ancient Civilisations Explored (Addis Ababa to Cairo)

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About the countries

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Sudan and Egypt

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Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Recommended for Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Ethiopia and Sudan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Ethiopia and Sudan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Recommended for Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Meningococcal meningitis
Recommended for Ethiopia and Sudan. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
Yellow fever
Recommended for Ethiopia and Sudan. Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Egypt. Ideally 10 days before travel.


Addis Ababa is the starting point and Cairo is the endpoint.
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TourRadar can request Dragoman to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 10% to confirm this Dragoman booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 January 2019 the full payment of $5,195 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $5195 for Ancient Civilisations Explored (Addis Ababa to Cairo), but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable.
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Covering a total distance of approx 5,092 km.
  • Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
  • 186 km
  • Debre Markos (Ethiopia)
  • 146 km
  • Bahir Dar (Ethiopia)
  • 187 km
  • Lalibela (Ethiopia)
  • 170 km
  • Mekele (Ethiopia)
  • 186 km
  • Weldiya (Ethiopia)
  • 273 km
  • Axum (Ethiopia)
  • 140 km
  • Debark (Ethiopia)
  • 50 km
  • Simien Mountains National Park (Ethiopia)
  • 113 km
  • Gondar (Ethiopia)
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