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Ethiopian Explorer Overview
Travel to Ethiopia and Kenya on an African adventure tour.
Travel to Ethiopia and discover unique and beautiful places on this journey through 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 Gondar 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.
What's included in this trip
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Discover Gondar's castles, churches and palaces. This city often referred to as 'Africa's Camelot'.
Arrive at the gateway to the Simien Mountains, the town of Debark, and prepare for the trek ahead.
Hike through rugged terrain and pass the eroded volcanic cores, raging rivers and jagged peaks of the Simien Mountains.
Travel through the rugged countryside towards Aksum, stopping overnight in Enda Selassie.
Explore the ancient city of Aksum, peppered with obelisks and crumbling palaces.
Wander through Mekele's cliff-face churches of Tigray.
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.
Head to the paradise of Wendo Genet, and perhaps take a relaxing dip in the hot springs.
Visit the Awassa Children’s Project and learn how the centre is improving the lives of children in the community.
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.
Head to the lower slopes of Mt Kenya and glimpse the fantastic scenery that surrounds the region.
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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