Addis to Nairobi

There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014. View later Addis to Nairobi.

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  • 2012-01-01 - 2013-12-31

Travel through the African countryside on an exciting adventure tour

Discover the wilds of Africa with an adventure through destinations teeming with wildlife, tradition and culture alike. Climb to the heights of the Bale Mountains, learn the ancient traditions and lifestyles of the Omo Valley tribes, see flocks of pink flamingos turn Lake Abiyata pink, search for Africa's Big Five on game drives and see hippos frolicking in the shallows of lake Naivasha. Get away from the tourist traps and see a less visited part of the continent with this in depth and comprehensive adventure tour.

  • See the villages of many different tribes, all coexisting in the Omo Valley Region
  • Take a game drive and look for lions in the Samburu National Reserve
  • Spot hippos wallowing in the waters of Lake Naivasha
  • Marvel at a sea of pink flamingos on Lake Abiyata
  • Search for unique, native Ethiopian wildlife at Bale Mountains National Park
  • Help out at the charitable Awassa Children's Project

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Day 1 Addis Ababa

More commonly referred to as 'Addis', Addis Ababa lies among wooded hills at an altitude of about 2300 metres, giving it a pleasant climate.

Day 2 Lake Abiyata

An excellent location for bird watching, Lake Abiyata features vast flocks of flamingos, which from a distance create a pink carpet effect across the lake.

Days 3-5 Bale Mountains National Park

Situated on a high plateau surrounded by mountain peaks which soar to over 4000 metres, Bale Mountains National Park is home to unique wildlife and hundreds of bird species.

Day 6 Wendo Genet

Known for its hot springs and beautiful panoramas, the resort town of Wondo Genet is surrounded by primary forests, wildlife and abundant water.

Day 7 Awassa

Pay a visit to the Awassa Children's Project, which promotes sensible, culturally responsible relief work aimed at assisting children primarily orphaned by AIDS, as well as educating the population about the disease and its prevention. See how the members of the organisation work tirelessly to bring about better healthcare and a higher standard of life for their community.

Days 8-9 Arba Minch

Journey to Arba Minch, a town that boasts glorious views of the two Rift Valley lakes of Abaya and Chamo. Perhaps search for a bargain in the vibrant market or take a boat out on to the lake and glide passed 'crocodile market', where vast numbers of crocs congregate.

Days 10-12 Omo Valley Region

Travel into the Omo Valley to experience local markets full of local produce and handicrafts. Visit multiple completely unique tribes, each with their own histories and traditions.

Days 13-14 Konso

Hugging the banks of the Sagan River, learn of the strong traditions of the Konso people. Tour the local dwellings and shop at the local market, sharing in a way of life passed down through generations.

Day 15 Moyale

Enter Northern Kenya and head straight for the market town of Moyale, where both Kenyan and Ethiopian products can be found in abundance amongst a friendly and pleasant atmosphere.

Day 16 Marsabit

Pass through a black lunar landscape on the way to Marsabit, which lies at the foot of an extinct volcano. Trek through the forests to reach Lake Paradise, a site with a well-deserved name, which is a popular hangout for elephants and buffaloes.

Days 17-18 Samburu National Reserve

Trek into the Samburu National Reserve, a pristine wilderness that is home to a fascinating mix of Kenya's nomadic tribes. Keep an eye out for giraffes, zebras and gerenuks in their natural habitat.

Days 19-20 Naro Moru

Travel to the foot of Mt Kenya and safari through the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to endangered black and white rhinos as well as several members of Africa's Big Five. Keep an eye out for the chimpanzees, this is the only area of Kenya with wild chimps.

Days 21-22 Nakuru National Park

Often shrouded in a carpet of pink flamingos, beautiful Lake Nakuru - and the surrounding national park - is home to a great number of wildlife and bird species.

Day 23 Lake Naivasha

Meaning 'rough water' in Maasai due to the occurrence of sudden storms, Lake Naivasha's surface is also broken by the yawns of hippos and countless birds flying across its surface.

Day 24 Nairobi

Once a swamp but now called the 'green city in the sun', Nairobi is a relatively multicultural city with a range of cuisines, museums and cultural centres to enjoy.