Travel to Ethiopia and Kenya on an African adventure tour.

Travel to Ethiopia and discover unique and beautiful places on this journey across the heart of the country. Experience a land like no other, from the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and the untouched wilderness in the Simien Mountains, to the sophistication of Gonder and the history of the ancient Aksum ruins. Feel the mist rise from the Blue Nile Falls before visiting Kenya to spot Africa's iconic Big Five. Along the way, encounter friendly Ethiopian Rastafarians, Kenya's proud Samburu warriors and the rarely visited tribes of the Omo Valley. An adventure like no other, travelling to Ethiopia and Kenya will open your eyes to a special and rarely visited part of the continent.

Gonder, Ethiopia
Nairobi, Kenya
Overland, Wildlife
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 18
Group size
Min 4 Max 22
Carbon offset
1 197kg pp per trip


  • Discover Gonder's ornate castles and palaces
  • Hike through lush national parks
  • Feel the clouds of mist rising from the Blue Nile Falls
  • Taste spicy Ethiopian delicacies in Addis Ababa
  • Be amazed by the pink brilliance of flocks of flamingos
  • Spot Ethiopia's exotic wildlife on a game drive
  • Learn about the Rastafarian way of life in Shashemene
  • Experience distinct local cultures and traditions in the Omo Valley


Discover Gonder's castles, churches and palaces of this city often referred to as 'Africa's Camelot'.
Hike through rugged terrain passing eroded volcanic cores, raging rivers and jagged peaks of the Simien Mountains.
Trek through the dramatic scenery of the Simien National Park, one of Africa's major mountain ranges.
Wind through the Ethiopian countryside on the way to the ancient city of Aksum.
Aksum is one of Ethiopia's oldest cities and home to ruins that are thought to be a palace of the Queen of Sheeba.
Wander through Mekele's cliff-face churches of Tigray.
Travel to the hillside market town of Woldiya.
Peer into Lalibela's astounding rock-hewn churches.
Walk around the spectacular Blue Nile Falls, then board a reed boat bound for the lake's isolated monasteries.
Spend the night in Dejen.
Stop by the bustling capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.
Admire Ethiopia's flocks of flamingos, relax in hot springs and camp overnight in stunning scenery.
Head out on wildlife-spotting expeditions in the Bale Mountains.
Learn about the Rasta lifestyle and philosophy at a Rastafarian community school and museum.
Visit the inspiring Awassa Childrens Project in the lakeside town of Awassa. Camp at Wendo Genet and test out their famed hot springs.
Use free time to cycle around Ethiopia's scenic landscapes, embark on a boat trip or visit a crocodile farm.
Visit the remote villages and markets of the Omo Valley and learn about the customs of local tribes.
Journey to Konso and perhaps take a tour of some traditional houses.
Travel through a surreal black lunar landscape into northern Kenya.
Travel through dramatic landscapes and pass impressive termite mounds on the way to Marsabit. Spend time at the lovely Lake Paradise, which is a perfect place to spot animals such as elephants and buffaloes.
Witness Samburu dancing and learn about tribal life from the locals. Try to spot the Big Five in Kenya's Samburu reserve.
Spend the night in a lodge on the slopes of Mt Kenya.
Spy iconic animals feeding around Nakuru lake.
See hippos wallowing on the shores of Lake Naivasha.
The journey ends in the busy streets of Kenya's capital Nairobi.
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24 breakfasts, 24 lunches, 24 dinners
Overland vehicle
Bush camp (no facilities) (3 nights), Camp site (1 night), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (18 nights), Hotel (18 nights), Lodge (1 night)
Included activities
  • 1/2 Day Lake Tana reed boat trip
  • Awassa Children's Project
  • Blue Nile Gorge
  • Elsamere Conservation Centre
  • Entrance Blue Nile Falls
  • 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 visit of Lake Abiyata
  • Samburu - Game Drive
  • Simien Mountains trek (2 days)
  • Tigray Rock-hewn Churches
  • Visit to Samburu tribal community and cultural project


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