Need advice about Egypt and Tanzanian safari

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Jun 28th, 2005, 09:18 PM
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Need advice about Egypt and Tanzanian safari

Hi,
We are planning to visit Egypt and go on a safari to Tanzania during Christmas. This is the first time we are travelling to that part of the world.

We got quotes for the following itinerary from a couple of tour operators registered at www.africaguide.com (Egypt Magic for Egypt part and Wonderful Creations for Tanzania). Has anyone booked through these operators before? Does anyone know how reliable they are?
Also, is the following itinerary good enough (in terms of price and in terms of safari experience)?

3 nights / 4 days to visit the Paranoiac Monuments in Cairo .
I T I N E R A R Y

Day 01: (Dec 24)
Arrive Cairo International Airport meet and assist by our steward with the sign of your name and assisting you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage then driving you by air-conditioned private Limousine to your hotel in where you will be assisted by our steward for check-in. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 02: (Dec 25)
Breakfast at hotel, then visit Egyptian Museum contains the largest & finest collection of paranoiac antiquities in the world, the Egyptian Museum where 100.000 piece dating from 4000 years are exhibited including the treasure of king Tutankhamon.

Then visit the great Pyramids & Sphinx one of the seven wonders of the ancient World.On the way to the Temple of the Valley, (of the pyramid of Kephren), lies the large statue of the Sphinx. It is one of most famous monuments in the whole world. It is, indeed, a legendary statue for it has the body of lion and the face of a man. It is 70 ms long and 20 ms high. drive back to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 03: (Dec 26)
Breakfast at hotel, Tour to Saqqara and old cairo
P-M : Visit Sound and Light Show Overnight in Cairo

Day 04: (Dec 27)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Cairo airport for final Departure

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Program includes:
** 3 nights in Cairo at 5 stars hotel bed and breakfast
** All drives in the program
** Sightseeing in Cairo with English speaking guide
** Entrance fees during sightseeing
** Service charge & tax
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Above package cost per person in double room : 230 USD
Cairo - Nairobi round trip flight - 495 USD

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Tanzania I T I N E R A R Y

Day 00: ARRIVAL DAY (Dec 27)
-On your arrival, meet and greet with our staff at
Nairobi Airport then transfer to
your hotel will be booked on Bed and Breakfast( USD 60
per Double room)

Day 01: TARANGIRE (Dec 28)
- In the morning transfer to Tarangire National Park
for game viewing, lunch, dinner and overnight
Tarangire.

Day 02: LAKE MANYARA (Dec 29)
- After lunch transfer to Lake Manyara national park
for game viewing, take the hot lunch at Manyara,
then afternoon proceed with game viewing at Manyara.
Dinner and Overnight, Manyara.

Day 03: SERENGETI (Dec 30)
- After an early breakfast transfer to Serengeti via
Ngorongoro Conservation area with packed lunch and
game viewing enroute. Dinner and overnight, Serengeti.

Day 04: SERENGETI (Dec 31)
- After breakfast proceed with game viewing in
Serengeti park, and take the hot lunch Serengeti.
After lunch transfer to Ngorongoro for Dinner and
overnight.

Day 05: NGORONGORO (Jan 1)
- After breakfast descend into the Crater floor for a
day crater tour, this time you will have picnic lunch
inside the crater. Evening drive back to Arusha.

End of Tour.

Above package cost per person :
620 USD based in Camping
1100 USD based in Standard Lodge

Price Includes:
- All Park entrance fees
-accommodation based on 3 meals a day
- Tansport,Safari 4WD L/Cruizer,L/rover or Minibus.
- Driver guide,cook,alowances and salaries

Price Excludes:
- International flights
- The first night on your arrival and last night after
safari.(book with us)
-Airport transferres 50$ per Van Per trip
- Hot and cold drinks
- Cigarettes,Tips and Sleeping bags(if camping)
- And all not mentioned on the plan

Thanks.
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