Cairo city, capital of Egypt, and one of the largestcities in Africa. Cairo has stood for more than1,000 years on the same site on the banks ofthe Nile, primarily on the eastern shore, some 500miles (800 km) downstream from the Aswan HighDam. Cairo has only two seasons: approximatelyeight months of summer and four months ofwinter. In the hottest of the summer months—June, July, and August—the average dailymaximum temperature is35 °C, and the averagedaily minimum is 21 °C. The average dailymaximum temperature in January–February is 19°C, and the average daily minimum is 8.5 °C.
Giza Pyramids are the last remainingwonder of the ancient world; for nearly4000 years. The Pyramids were built asmassive tombs on the orders of thepharaohs, they were constructed by teamsof workers tens-of-thousands strong.Today they stand as an awe-inspiringtribute to the might, organisation andachievements of ancient Egypt.The Egyptian Museum, is home to themost extensive collection of ancientEgyptian antiquities in the world. It has136,000 items on display, with many morehundreds of thousands in its basementstorerooms. Among its most famouscollections on display are the finds fromthe tomb of Tutankhamun.
Steigenberger Hotel Offering views of the Nile river, this modern hotel in downtown Cairo is a 5-minute walk from the Egyptian Museum, and a 6-minute walk from Sadat metro station and the landmark Tahrir Square.
Unfussy rooms feature sitting areas, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. All have city, pool or river views. Suites add living rooms.