Addis to Nairobi

There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Addis to Nairobi.

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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

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

One of the freshwater Rift Valley lakes, the beautiful islands of Lake Ziway are home to the Zay people, as well as a healthy population of birds and hippopotami.

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

A town on the shores of Lake Awassa in the Great Rift Valley, Awassa is home to a community project that provides housing and education to local AIDS orphans.

Days 8-9 Arba Minch

Taking its name from the streams found between the two Rift Valley lakes of Abaya and Chamo, Arba Minch has stunning views over the lakes and surrounding forests.

Days 10-12 Omo Valley Region

The Omo Valley region is home to many different tribes all living very close to one another, each with their own cultures, traditions and way of life.

Days 13-14 Konso

A gateway to the Omo Valley, Konso lies in a region on the banks of the Sagan River where local traditions are strongly upheld.

Day 15 Moyale

Sitting on the border of Kenya and Ethiopia, Moyale is a market town with a nice atmosphere.

Day 16 Marsabit

Surrounded by forests, Marsabit is a beautiful town on the extinct volcano of Mount Marsabit.

Days 17-18 Samburu National Reserve

The Ewaso Ngiro River winds through the sunburnt plains of the Samburu National Reserve, a wonderful place to see an abundance of wild animals and birdlife.

Days 19-20 Naro Moru

A small market town near the slopes of Mt Kenya, Naro Maru is the perfect base to take on the mountain or explore the nearby Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

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.