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Cape to Cairo

African Business and adventure travel


Cape to Cairo is a boutique tour operator with a lifetime of African travel experience. We began with our overland safaris in Botswana in 1984 when Maun was a frontier town at the end of two hundred miles of dirt road and have been a tour operator specializing in Africa since 1996.

Our specialty is providing our clients with customized tours designed by the most experienced professionals in the business. 

And, Cape to Cairo’s unmatched airline experience will get you to Africa and within Africa, reliably and affordably.

We have three decades of experience organizing tours and wildlife safaris throughout Africa. Recent itineraries have included: a wildlife and garden route tour in South Africa; gorilla trekking in Rwanda; walking tours in Zambia; luxurious big game lodges in Botswana; a beach and wildlife honeymoon in Tanzania; and tours to photograph lemurs in Madagascar. 

Hamba kahle (go in peace).

Venues and Activities

  • Overland luxury safaris in Botswana
  • Walking safaris in Zambia with the Bushcamp Company 
  • Beach Resorts in the remote islands of Mozambique
  • Hiking in the Drakensberg mountains
  • Cape Town and the Garden Route to explore the unique and fascinating Cape Floral biome, the Cape Winery


We have extensive safari experience all over Africa. Some of the 

  • Botswana – from basic overland camping tours to the top end luxury lodges from Chobe and Moremi, Makgadigagdi Pans.
  • Zambia – Victoria Falls lodges, lower Zambezi, Kafue and South Luangwa
  • Madagascar – Lemurs, Diving and Beach
  • Tanzania – basic camping to luxury tented camps in Selous, Ruaha, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Mahale, Zanzibar and Mafia Island.
  • Uganda – Gorillas, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale, 
  • Rwanda – Gorilla Treks
  • Mozambique beach tours
  • South Africa – Cape Town, Garden Route, wineries and culture, Drakensburg, Kruger National Park safaris, Overburg

What we do

Unique Resorts and Hotels
Safaris and Remote Game-Lodges
Airline Ticketing

We have 30 years experience booking discounted airline tickets to Africa and the Middle East and have sold thousands of tickets working with consolidators for the principal airlines operating for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Consequently we are knowledgeable about the most convenient and/or economical alternatives for your travel.

Some Favorites

Ellerman House

- Bantry Bay Cape Town -

This Relais and Chateau boutique hotel overlooks  Bantry Bay in Cape Town with easy access to the Cape Area.

Ellerman House takes a holistic approach to your stay.  Superb cuisine in the Ellerman restaurant and a renown wine cellar with a 7500 bottle cellar of established and emerging wines from this world-renowned wine region.

Ellerman House Garden
Suite overlooking Bantry Bay
Sangha Lodge

- Central African Republic -

One of the most remote lodges in Africa, Sangha is located in the Dzanga-Sangha National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site with arguably the riches biodiversity in the world. Several unique species can be viewed from this lodge, including pangolin, the lowland gorilla and the bongo antelope, and huge herds of elephant.

With no road access the lodge itself is located in rain-forest on the banks of the Kadel River, which flows southerly eventually joining the Congo River. 

Sangha Lodge
Mateya Lodge

- Madikwe Game Reserve - Northwest Province, South Africa

Mateya Lodge is one of the most luxurious lodges in Africa, located in a reserve teaming with wildlife, while being easily accessed from Johannesburg by road or air.

This malaria free reserve, is home to 66 large animal spiecies including the big 5 and wild dog.

Mateya suite looking out to plunge pool and the bush

This lodge is renown for its carefully curated 8000 bottle wine cellar, art gallery and luxury accommodations.

You will explore the wildlife of this region guided by some of Africa’s most experienced safari guides

The Bushcamp Company

- South Luangwa National Park Zambia -

Stopping for Wild Dog

The home of the walking safari is South Luangwa NP in Zambia, where the Bushcamp Company operates Mfuwe lodge and six small remote luxury bushcamps. On a seven to ten day safari you would spend time exploring an area, and then walk to your next camp while your luggage is taken by vehicle.

Chindeni Lodge overlooking the Luangwa River
Azura Benguera Retreat

- Benguera Island Mozambique -

This luxury retreat is surrounded by deserted beaches of pure white sand that extend for miles and sparkling turquoise seas within a Marine National Park, 

Azura Resort and Beach

Activities include deep sea fishing, snorkeling and diving, horse-back riding,  sunset dhow cruises, boat trip to the beautiful and abandoned  Paradise Island.

View of Ocean from Villa
Royal Chundu Lodge

- Upper Zambezi River Zambia

This Relais & Chateau property is upstream of Victoria Falls on the Zambian side of the River. It offers superb accommodations and cuisine 

Royal Chundu Villa

Activities at the lodge include canoeing, tiger fishing, bird watching, island walk, sunset cruises and photosafaris on the Zambezi River.

Further abroad you can visit Victoria Falls, do white water rafting on the Zambezi, day safaris in Chobe National Park including an afternoon River Cruise.

View of lodge from Zambezi