Addis to Nairobi and Gorillas Overview

Travel to Africa and visit the cosmopolitan city of Nairobi and the castles and palaces of Gonder as well as game driving through national parks in search of wildlife, and discovering traditional African villages.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $4,860
      CAD $4,965
      AUD $5,065
      EUR €3,700
      GBP £3,030
      NZD $6,005
      ZAR R46,395
      CHF FR4,370
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $2,700
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $7,560*
      CAD $7,838*
      AUD $8,049*
      EUR €5,776*
      GBP £4,818*
      NZD $9,543*
      ZAR R73,562*
      CHF FR6,929*
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Visit Africa and take an adventure tour through the Eastern highlights of the continent

Travel to Africa and explore Ethiopia before heading on an overland tour through the continent in search of Africa's Big Five and the illusive mountain gorilla. Admire the castles and palaces of Gonder and visit the cosmopolitan city of Nairobi as well as game driving through national parks and discovering traditional African tribal villages in the Omo Valley. With the perfect combination of natural beauty and rich African culture and tradition, this is the perfect African vacation.

  • Visit traditional tribal villages in the Omo Valley Region
  • See majestic rhinos at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Head on a guided gorilla trek in Ruhengeri
  • Take in the beauty of the Blue Nile Falls
  • Explore the castles and palaces of Gonder
  • Trek through the jagged peaks of the Simien Mountains National Park
  • Marvel at the ancient rock-hewn churches of Lalibela

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Finish:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (6 nts), Camp site (1 nt), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (31 nts), Hostel (2 nts), Hotel (19 nts), Lodge (4 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    1/2 Day Lake Tana reed boat trip, Awassa Children's Project, Castle Complex and Fasilidas' Bath, Chimpanzee trekking, Church of Debre Berhan Sellassie, Dairy farm visit, Elsamere Conservation Centre, Entrance Blue Nile Falls, Entrance Simien Mountains National Park, Game Drive, Lake Nakuru National Park, Guided tour of Aksum, Guided tour of Gonder, Guided tour of rock churches, monastery & visit to local school at Lalibela, Guided walk, Kigali - Genocide Memorial, Lake Ziwa Boat trip, Mountain gorilla trek & permit, Murchison Falls Game Drive, Murchison Falls Launch trip, Palace and church ruins, Samburu - Game Drive, Simien Mountains trek (2 days), Tigray Rock-hewn Churches, Tulu Gudo Island Guided tour, Ura Kidane Mereth Monastery and Kebran Gabriel M KChurch, Visit to Samburu tribal community and cultural project

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1857kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit (AUD1000, USD900, EUR650, NZD1000, GBP500, CAD900, ZAR6500, CHF900) in order to secure a gorilla permit. We also require a scanned copy of your passport at time of booking. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. 2. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

  • Trip price from

    USD $4,860
    CAD $4,965
    AUD $5,065
    EUR €3,700
    GBP £3,030
    NZD $6,005
    ZAR R46,395
    CHF FR4,370
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    USD $2,700
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  • Total price from

    USD $7,560*
    CAD $7,838*
    AUD $8,049*
    EUR €5,776*
    GBP £4,818*
    NZD $9,543*
    ZAR R73,562*
    CHF FR6,929*
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  • Per day from:

    USD $114
    CAD $118
    AUD $121
    EUR €87
    GBP £73
    NZD $144
    ZAR R1,114
    CHF FR105
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Addis to Nairobi and Gorillas Summary

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Days 1-2 Addis Ababa

Visit Ethiopia's bustling capital, Addis Ababa, and indulge in flavoursome local cuisine at an atmospheric neighbourhood eatery.

Day 3 Dejen

Stop off for a gawk at the Blue Nile Gorge en route to Dejen.

Days 4-6 Bahir Dar

Cruise out to the Ethiopian Orthodox churches on Lake Tana's islands and peninsulas. Visit the legendary Blue Nile Falls, known locally as the 'water that smokes', passing through small villages along the way.

Days 7-9 Lalibela

Nestled among the country's northern hill country, Lalibela is home to 13 myth-laden churches hewn from the surrounding rocks. Join a guided tour around the hallowed structures and learn about the histories and legends that allegedly played a role in the construction of the churches.

Day 10 Bush Camp

Journey through the rolling Ethiopian countryside and spend an evening camping beneath starry night skies.

Day 11 Mekele

Marvel at the dramatic desert landscapes and imposing cliff-face churches of Tigray.

Days 12-13 Aksum

Get acquainted with the once-mighty city of Aksum. Its towering obelisks, crumbling palaces and network of underground tombs are the stuff legends are lifted from.

Day 14 Enda Selassie

Travel through the Ethiopian countryside to one of the country's greatest natural habitats.

Day 15 Debark

Spend the day preparing for a two-day trek in the famed Simien Mountains.

Days 16-18 Simien Mountains National Park

Home to some staggering natural scenery and a number of animals found nowhere else on the continent, a hike through the Simien Mountains is a guaranteed highlight of any visit to Ethiopia. Spend two days hiking across sheer mountain passes and deep ravines, through tiny hamlets and past eroded volcanic craters and raging rivers.

Days 19-20 Gonder

Discover the castles, churches and palaces of Gonder, often referred to as 'Africa's Camelot'.

Day 21 Mersa

Travel across the sparse Ethiopian landscape to Mersa.

Day 22 Debra Birhan

Continue on to Debra Birhan, one of the nation's first capitals.

Day 23 Addis Ababa

Arrive back in vibrant and cosmopolitan Addis. Perhaps brave the hustle of Addis Mercato, Africa's biggest open air market, or suss out the local bar scene.

Days 26-28 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.

Days 29-30 Wendo Genet/Awassa

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

Days 31-32 Arba Minch

Travel to Arba Minch, a town offering spectacular views of the two Rift Valley lakes – Abaya and Chamo. Perhaps scour the stalls for souvenirs in the local market or board a boat and journey into Lake Chamo National Park to see huge crocodiles.

Days 33-35 Omo Valley Region

Travel into the Omo Valley and encounter remote tribes with histories and customs that have been largely untouched by Western culture.

Days 36-37 Konso

Learn of the traditional customs of the Konso people. Tour the local dwellings and wander through the local market, witnessing a way of life that's passed down through generations.

Day 38 Moyale

Cross into northern Kenya and set up camp in the small market town of Moyale. Maybe head out for a stroll through the local market, where Kenyans and Ethiopians mingle in a friendly atmosphere.

Day 39 Marsabit

Pass through eerie lunar landscape en route to Marsabit, a town at the foot of an extinct volcano. Trek through the forests to Lake Paradise, a popular elephant and buffalo hangout.

Days 40-41 Samburu National Reserve

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

Day 42 Naro Moru

Head out on safari through the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to endangered black and white rhinos and Kenya's only resident population of wild chimpanzees.

Days 43-44 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 45 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 46 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.

Day 47 Nakuru National Park

Head to Nakuru for a night camped out on a dairy farm.

Day 48 Kericho

Take a morning game drive through Lake Nakuru National Park before an optional tea plantation tour in Kericho.

Days 49-50 Jinja

Cross the border into Uganda and pitch a tent by the shores of Lake Victoria. Jinja is the country's adventure capital, so perhaps get the adrenaline pumping on a bungee jump or whitewater rafting outing.
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    • YDOFC
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $4,860
      CAD $4,965
      AUD $5,065
      EUR €3,700
      GBP £3,030
      NZD $6,005
      ZAR R46,395
      CHF FR4,370
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $2,700
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $7,560*
      CAD $7,838*
      AUD $8,049*
      EUR €5,776*
      GBP £4,818*
      NZD $9,543*
      ZAR R73,562*
      CHF FR6,929*
      *
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