The third and final leg of our planned overland journey from Cape Town to Cairo involves passing through Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. This is where things become difficult.
Following on from my previous post, the route we’re planning on taking from Cape Town to Cairo will see us continue from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe through Zambia, to the coast of Tanzania, and on to Moyale, northern Kenya.
In the next few posts I’m going to outline our current proposed route from Cape Town to Cairo in detail. I’ve divided it into three legs to make it more manageable:
As far as I can tell, the minimum number of countries required to travel through from Cape Town to Cairo is seven, but the fastest and safest route seems to be the nine-country route we’re planning.
Undoubtedly the fastest overland route from Cape Town to Cairo is driving through East Africa. The total distance is about 10,100 km and would take around 160 hours non-stop. Assuming we could drive 12 hours per day (optimistically), it could be done in around 14 days.
A few of my friends already know, but I’m now officially announcing that my brother Joseph and I are planning an overland trip from Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo, Egypt for early 2021.
subscribe via RSS