Most great journeys offer travelers many possible routes. The more adventurous travelers might set out from Cape Town, South Africa and make their way to Cairo, Egypt. If this is the trip of choice, then each unique itinerary offers some of the most impressive landscapes in the world. However, in a variation on the cliche – all roads lead to Cairo.
The iconic expedition is offered by many tour companies, but competition benefits the consumer. Beneath the umbrella of the new normal, safety reigns supreme, but on such a bold journey, other factors must be considered when selecting the best trip planners and guides.
Vuitton Travel & Luxury Lifestyle curates the Great North Road tour, a 22-day trek starting in Cape Town, taking guests from one natural and historic wonder to the next, and ending up in Cairo. Besides adhering to all possible safety measures, Vuitton Travel does not limit the luxury traveler to a set departure date. This affords the client a more tailor-made experience with less of a concentration of guests.
The variety of possible “en-route” destinations along this 6000 mile journey include Victoria Falls, Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Zanzibar Beach, Rwanda and Alexandria, which still only scratches the surface, or more appropriately kicks up the dust.
The tour begins in Cape Town where the traveler prepares for the next three-plus weeks by enjoying a stay in one of a couple five star hotels available in South Africa’s second most populous city. While in Cape Town, the traveler will explore the city, the mountains and the wine country. The next neck of the journey can be traveled within the luxurious nostalgia of The Blue Train, a 994 mile/31 hour trip which is a memorable vacation unto itself.
The next site to witness would be Victoria Falls, one of the world’s largest waterfalls. Guests of the tour can walk in the footsteps of David Livingston who is believed to be the first European to view Victoria Falls, which stands nearly twice the height of Niagara Falls. After a walking tour of the Falls, whose history is tied to the beginning of Cape Town to Cairo tourism, the travelers can stay in The Victoria Falls Hotel, which accommodated those original tourists to the Falls.
Next, it’s on to Botswana and a safari experience worthy of Animal Planet. Passengers on the tour can choose to explore the game safari at Mombo Camp and go walking with the Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert, or move onto Maasai Mara for yet another safari. Either safari experience will thrill the traveler with wildlife encounters and opportunities for capturing memories on film or digital platforms.
The last leg of the journey spans a few days and includes waterway treks on the Nile River Cruiser and the refurbished Sudan Steamship. Along the way, explore the Egyptian cities of Luxor, Edfu, Aswan and Abu Simbel. The trip of a lifetime comes to a close with the comfort of luxury accommodations and a deep sense of accomplishment in the ancient city of Cairo.
The opening up of the travel industry might have needed to be gradual and deliberate, but the traveler’s sense of wanderlust and desire for sensuous experience cannot be as easily restricted. Vuitton Travel attempts to marry the two with its iconic Cape Town to Cairo Tour.