Africa Trip Itineraries
Walking tour of Islamic Cairo
This walking tour of Islamic Cairo is a great trip for anyone who enjoys wandering around a city, exploring its nooks and crannies. Islamic Cairo is a fascinating area of Cairo, with some of the most interesting Egyptian bazaars and mosques in the city. This trip is designed to take anything from half a day to a whole day, depending on how many Islamic monuments you want to enter, and how many alleyways you investigate! The walking tour of Islamic Cairo will take you through Egyptian bazaars such as Muski, the Street of the Tentmakers, and of course the most famous Egyptian bazaar, Khan al-Khalili. This walk through Islamic Cairo also passes by some of the most famous Egyptian mosques, such as al-Azhar, al-Hussein, and al-Hakim. Note that the route sketched out in this trip is only a suggestion – there are many other ways to explore Islamic Cairo. Also, it by no means covers all the Egyptian bazaars, mosques and monuments of Islamic Cairo: that would take weeks. The walking tour of Islamic Cairo will, however, give you some ideas about how to tackle this area of Cairo, and will hopefully provide inspiration for further trips. Note you will be on your feet all day, so should wear footwear you are comfortable walking in. You must remove your shoes to visit mosques, so some sort of “quick-release” sandal would be perfect. As parts of Islamic Cairo are very traditional, and you will be entering mosques, conservative clothing is important. Finally, make sure you have a bottle of water with you: although you will be able to buy it along the way, you can guarantee the one time you are gasping for a drink, there will be no kiosk in sight! read more about Walking tour of Islamic Cairo... Read More
Stuck at Lanseria Airport for the day?
What is the point of being stuck in an airport for a few hours? This guide is just to give you an idea provided you can hire out a car for a day from Lanseria. You can decide to drive to the Lion Park first and enjoy a couple of hours before driving to Al Fresco for a lovely lunch. Then head back for Lanseria to catch your flight out. You will need a good five hours to do all at your own leisurely pace. Both places are easily accessible from Malibongwe Road that leads to Lanseria Airport. read more about Stuck at Lanseria Airport for the day?... Read More