Ethiopia & Kenya Explorer

Nairobi - Gondar

44 days through Kenya, Ethiopia
FROM: $4720 USD + 1,520 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Camping 8 nights
Comfortable Hotel 21 nights
Multishare Hostel 3 nights
Guesthouse 3 nights
Basic Hotel 3 nights
Camping without facilities 5 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 41, Lunches x 15, Dinners x 15
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
EGN
Deposit:
$435 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

Ethiopia is not most people's first choice in Africa but in many ways it should be; especially when you combine it with northern and central Kenya. For this trip has it all, trekking in the Simien Mountains, hidden gems such as the Blue Nile Falls, great history and culture as seen throughout Ethiopia and, of course, the wonderful wildlife of Kenya, as seen in Samburu and Nakuru National Parks.

The trip is split into two parts; the first being the northern Highlands and deserts of Ethiopia and the second, the Rift Valley of Southern Ethiopia and the deserts and savannah lands of Northern Kenya.

On the first we get a chance to take an amazing expedition by jeep out to the surreal landscapes of the Danakil Depression as well as exploring the great Christian churches and monasteries, such as Lalibela. Further south of Addis, we discover the hidden jewel of the UNESCO world heritage site of Harar, before descending down across the plains of East Africa to Nairobi.

Optional trip to 'Crocodile Market' in Arba Minch
Visit Konso and the Konzo Cultural Centre
Overland the desolate stretch between Ethiopia and Kenya
Overnight around the camp fire with Samburu villagers
Wildlife safari in Samburu National Reserve
Explore the lower slopes of Mount Kenya
Explore Hell's Gate NP on horse or bike
Visit the Born Free Foundation at the old home of Joy Adamson

An excellent journey for someone who wants to see the other face of Africa, rather than just the wildlife and beaches. The pace of the trip is very relaxed and there is a great balance of hotels, hostels and camping. Some of the accommodation in Ethiopia can be a little basic.

Naivasha Elsamere

Visit to Samburu tribal community and cultural project

Experience the true local culture at this fish market. If you would like to try the soup make sure you bring your own bowl!

Horse/mule treks or guided hikes through Bale Mountain National Park

Head up to the incredible Sanetti Plateau on a day trip with our overland truck stopping to explore the area on foot and search for Ethiopian Wolves

Day 1 - Nairobi (4th November 2020)

Border Information: If joining in Nairobi, you will most likely enter Kenya at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (IATA code: NBO).

There will be a group meeting at the joining hotel at 6:00pm. Please look out for a note from your tour leader at the reception when you arrive giving more details about this important meeting - your leader will need to check your Ethiopia visa (please see below for details).

If you would like to explore Nairobi fully, we advise you arrive a day earlier, or arrive early in the morning to give yourself a full day before the meeting in the evening. Possible activities include visiting the Karen Blixen Museum, the National Museum and the Langata Giraffe Centre. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Nairobi before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Nairobi.


Accommodation: Camping


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Learn all about the different tribal groups of Kenya at the Bomas of Kenya cultural centre in Nairobi

Entrance: 10 USD

Explore the museum at the site of the former home of Karen Blixen, the author of 'Out of Africa'

Entrance: 1,200 KES

Visit the Langata Giraffe Centre in Nairobi

Entrance: 1,000 KES

Head out on a guided safari walk in Nairobi National Park

Entrance and walk: 50 USD

Discover some of Kenya's ancient hominids at the National Museum in Nairobi

Entrance: 1,200 KES

Day 2 - Naivasha (5th November 2020)
Day 3 - Naro Moru (6th November 2020)
Day 4 - Naro Moru (7th November 2020)
Day 5 - Samburu Village (8th November 2020)
Day 6 - Samburu National Reserve (9th November 2020)
Day 7 - Moyale (10th November 2020)
Day 8 - Konso (11th November 2020)
Day 9 - Arba Minch (12th November 2020)
Day 10 - Arba Minch (13th November 2020)
Day 11 - Arba Minch (14th November 2020)
Day 12 - Wendo Genet (15th November 2020)
Day 13 - Bale Mountains NP (16th November 2020)
Day 14 - Bale Mountains NP (17th November 2020)
Day 15 - Bale Mountains NP (18th November 2020)
Day 16 - Lake Ziway (19th November 2020)
Day 17 - Lake Ziway (20th November 2020)
Day 18 - Awash NP (21st November 2020)
Day 19 - Harar (22nd November 2020)
Day 20 - Harar (23rd November 2020)
Day 21 - Harar (24th November 2020)
Day 22 - Addis Ababa (25th November 2020)
Day 23 - Addis Ababa (26th November 2020)
Day 24 - Addis Ababa (27th November 2020)
Day 25 - Debre Markos (28th November 2020)
Day 26 - Bahir Dar (29th November 2020)
Day 27 - Bahir Dar (30th November 2020)
Day 28 - Bahir Dar (1st December 2020)
Day 29 - Awra Amba (2nd December 2020)
Day 30 - Lalibela (3rd December 2020)
Day 31 - Lalibela (4th December 2020)
Day 32 - Lalibela (5th December 2020)
Day 33 - Mekele (6th December 2020)
Day 34 - Danakil Depression (7th December 2020)
Day 35 - Mekele (8th December 2020)
Day 36 - Axum (9th December 2020)
Day 37 - Axum (10th December 2020)
Day 38 - Debark (11th December 2020)
Day 39 - Simien Mountains NP (12th December 2020)
Day 40 - Simien Mountains NP (13th December 2020)
Day 41 - Simien Mountains NP (14th December 2020)
Day 42 - Gondar (15th December 2020)
Day 43 - Gondar (16th December 2020)
Day 44 - Gondar (17th December 2020)

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04 Nov 20 Nairobi
17 Dec 20 Gondar
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15 Dec 20 Gondar
27 Jan 21 Nairobi
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08 Feb 21 Nairobi
23 Mar 21 Gondar

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17 Apr 21 Gondar
30 May 21 Nairobi

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10 Nov 21 Nairobi
23 Dec 21 Gondar

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14 Dec 21 Gondar
26 Jan 22 Nairobi

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07 Feb 22 Nairobi
22 Mar 22 Gondar

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