CAPE TOWN to CAIRO - JULY/AUG 2012
Replies: 3 - Last Post: May 22, 2012 5:28 AM Last Post By: mcbane
May 20, 2012 11:24 AM
CAPE TOWN to CAIRO - JULY/AUG 2012I'm early 30's, American gal and have been working too hard for too long, only to realize that I had forgotten to live in the moment. I'm ready for the adventure of a lifetime. So, I bought a one-way ticket to South Africa.
Maybe I reach Cairo around Dec and continue to another continent. Maybe not. I'm very flexible and time is not a factor, so there's no real plan.
Hope to find someone who wants to create memories. This is not a scheduled tour to check popular destinations off a list. It's meant for the easygoing, low key and naturally curious traveler.
If I just described you, you're invited!
p.s. Welcome any advice from experienced travelers here, especially with routing around some of the more volatile areas. Vacating my environment, not my common sense. ;)
May 20, 2012 11:32 AM
1Routes in southern Africa vary - i.e. making your way north from the Cape via Namibia, across to Vic Falls then north through Zambia or over to Malawi and up, or following the coast through Mozambique, but from Nairobi you are constrained to either flying into Addis Ababa if you have not already got a visa or making the overland treck if you have (NB for overland entry Ethiopia requires that you apply for a visa in your home country). Then through Ethiopia, into Sudan and up to Egypt is relatively straightforward.
May 21, 2012 3:51 PM
2Yeah! Good for you...you won't regret it or look back. Have a wonderful trip. You could also consider overland truck trips for some of your travels, it's nice to mix it up and leave the logistics to someone else sometimes. I love overland travel and find great flexibility in the trips, so you might want to consider weaving it into your journey somewhere along the line. Safari Njema!
May 22, 2012 5:28 AM
3Thanks for the info and encouragement Mrs_Trellis and Helen_of_Troy !!
I already linked up with a small group sharing a 4x4. So, that'll be a lower pressure situation as far as making decisions. But, not as formal or restrictive as an overland tour.
Even if I don't find someone to travel with, I'm confident I'll meet others along the way. So excited about the beginning of this adventure. Lurking in the Africa forum too much but I can't help it. :)
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