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Cairo to Zanzibar 2018

Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over
Thursday 22 March to Sunday 15 April 2018 ex Australia



  • Return economy class flights from Australia to Africa. Taxes included ^
  • 8 nights in good quality hotels (3½-4½ star)
  • 4 nights on board luxury Nile cruise ship (5 star Egyptian standard) in an outside cabin, including all meals
  • 3 nights at a Zanzibar beach resort
  • 5 nights in African lodges (4-4½ star)
  • 2 nights in a luxury tent in the heart of the Maasai Mara
  • 21 breakfasts
  • 12 lunches 
  • 15 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
  • English-speaking locally based Egyptologist guides in Egypt
  • English-speaking locally based guide in Zanzibar
  • English-speaking locally based driver/guide in Kenya (max 6 people per vehicle)
  • 2 economy class flights within Egypt
  • 3 economy class flights within Africa including a light plane flight (Masai Mara to Nairobi) within Kenya
  • Sightseeing as detailed by the itinerary
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding open safari 4WD)
  • Entrance fees to all national parks and reserves are included
  • Tipping Made Easy, $195pp prepaid (Egypt only). 

    note: tipping payable locally for Kenya & Tanzania, suggested amounts are approx. $15-$20pp US per day

This is a guaranteed departure 


 Prices per person (in AUD)



 Standard: Tour & Airfare Package



 Tour Only (excludes international flights)




Other Price Information:
* International airfare ex Australia is valid from: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth. Once the ticket is issued penalties are incurred for changes, and in some cases airfares may be non-refundable. A reservation with cancellation terms is sent to you, prior to ticketing for your review, and acceptance.

Tour Only:
The tour only option excludes international flights to tour starting city, Cairo and departure city, Nairobi. Also, international flights between African countries are not included. Only the internal flights within Egypt, and one internal flight Nairobi to Maasai Mari, Kenya are included with the tour only option.

If you opt for the tour only option you must obtain from us in writing the flights you need to book to ensure your arrivals and departures coincide with the group airport transfers for the itinerary.

Day/Date Variations:
Due to airline flight schedules and availability, day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure. If additional nights of stay are required, the cost of the additional nights of stay applies.

Taxes & Fuel Costs:
The tour and airfare package includes air taxes to the value of $500 per person for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies are shown as a guide only. At the time final monies are due the amount for the airline tax & fuel surcharge will be updated if there has been any change.

Upgrading Economy Fare to Business Class Fare with Points
The airfare included in the package may not allow the use of flyer points to upgrade. However, there is the option of paying a surcharge where we would book the airfare which does allow you to upgrade. The surcharge can be quoted at time of requesting quote and is subject to availability.

Not included: 

  • Airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa fees
  • Any tips or porterage at airports, hotels, drivers & local staff
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications


Roommate matching is optional.

On your request and subject to availability, we will match you with another group member (same gender) so that you can share a room and take advantage of the twin share price.

Reduced Single Supplement:
If we are not able to offer you a roommate match, a 'Reduced Single Supplement' price will be offered. This represents a $300 saving on the standard single supplement price. Alternatively, you have the option to decline and receive a full refund of your tour deposit.

If you are not prepared to pay for a Reduced Single Supplement we recommend you should not pay for the airfare until you have a guaranteed roommate match and this is advised by us in writing.

This supplement becomes due after we finalise the group and before departure.  The Reduced Single Supplement offer only applies to bookings secured with a deposit by Wednesday 20 December 2018.

Please note: if a roommate becomes available after receiving advice of a Reduce Single Supplement rate, your booking automatically reverts to the twin share price and any monies paid for the Reduced Single Supplement will be refunded.

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Encounter Travel
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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   

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