Ker & Downey® Africa
When it comes to planning once-in-a-lifetime safari vacations, award-winning luxury travel company Ker & Downey® Africa are experts in the field. But now the Cape Town-based outfitters have added a new addition to their destination portfolio: Egypt. Mindful travelers and adventurous souls can look forward to multi-day itineraries highlighting partnerships with top-tier hotel brands like The Four Seasons, alongside exceptional experiences (think: an after-hours private tour of the Egyptian Museum and a visit to King Tutankhamen’s tomb) with Nile cruises and a night beside the Red Sea.
The Ancient Land of Egypt
Designed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb, Egypt is an exciting new addition to the luxury travel company’s destination portfolio. To celebrate the expansion, the company launched a series of premier LuxVenture® trips that showcase the best of Egypt, from Giza to the Nile.
“We have seen a significant surge in demand from our substantial safari market seeking to return to Africa to explore new frontiers. To cater to this, we expanded our destination portfolio starting with Egypt,” shared Sarah Morris, General Manager, Private Clients, in an official release.
Egyptologist guides join every trip with select itineraries offering private insider access to sought-after sites, like The Valley of Kings and an after-hours guided tours of the Egyptian Museum. Client trips are bespoke, and itineraries can be booked independently or woven together.
The Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
The journey begins in Cairo where the Kempinski Nile Hotel will be home three days of guided tours around Cairo and the Great Pyramids of Giza before being transported to the ancient city of Aswan for a night at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel. Then it’s onward by the HS Sun Goddess to Luxor with stops at six archeological sites along the banks of the Nile River. From $5,729 per person sharing.
Beginning and ending in Cairo at The Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, this journey includes a Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan on the HS Sun Goddess, stopping off at key sites along the way. Camel rides at the Great Pyramids of Giza, an after-hours private tour of the Egyptian Museum, exclusive access between the paws of the Sphinx, plus visits to the Valley of the Kings, also feature. Guests can get hands-on at an active archeological site, too, assisting with excavation and restoration work. From $11,280 per person sharing.
An adventure for the books that begins in Cairo at the Kempinski Nile Hotel with an expert Egyptologist-lead tour of the Great Pyramids. Next, it’s off to Aswan for a night at the Mövenpick Aswan Hotel before sailing down the Nile on the M/S Mayfair. Explore ancient tombs and temples en route to Luxor before spending a last night at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa beside the Red Sea. From $4,195 per person sharing.
All photos courtesy of Ker & Downey® Africa unless otherwise noted.