Egypt’s capital Cairo, is set on the Nile River. At its heart is Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities including King Tutankhamun artifacts. Nearby, Giza is the site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century BC. In Gezira Island’s leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views. In a wheelchair you cannot visit the Pyramids. When they were built the concept of ‘wheelchair access’ was not really a thing (damned Pharaohs). However, you can visit the Solar Boat Museum. Opened in 2001, it has ramps that make it quite accessible. Also, the light and sound show that the pyramids put on daily has an area that is designated for wheelchair users. Better still, you get access right up at the front. Cairo is of a low standard presenting challenges for travellers with really substantial mobility impairments.
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