Egypt back on the radar

AFTER a lean few years, Egypt is showing signs of trending up once more, with the country offering an eclectic mix of ancient civilisations coupled with a cosmopolitan city, all set on the banks of the world’s longest and perhaps most impressive rivers.

One of the strengths of the country is its ability to cater to travellers with a wide variety of available nights and inclusions, with Bench Africa offering itineraries from a week all the way through to two-plus weeks.

A popular tour for the company is the Best of Egypt itinerary, which allows travellers to experience the country’s best destinations, such as Cairo, Luxor and Aswan across seven days. The trip stays in first-class hotels, and includes six breakfasts and two lunches, from just $1,870 per person.

For a more extended journey, the 11-day Wonders of Ancient Egypt adventure delivers some of the wonders the country is so well known for, combined with a Sanctuary Nile Adventurer cruise on the river. It is consistently one of the company’s most popular itineraries.

For those with more than two weeks to spend, try out the 15-day Journey the River Nile escape, which sets sail from Cairo to Aswan on board the Movenpick MS Darakum. This trip contains a multitude of inclusions, such as 14 breakfasts and dinners and 13 lunches, transfer from the airport, an English-speaking guide and entrance fees to cultural and historic sites.

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