Ethiopian Explorer Northbound

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $3,010
      CAD $3,030
      AUD $2,930
      EUR €2,345
      GBP £1,825
      NZD $3,755
      ZAR R23,405
      CHF FR2,715
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $1,040
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      USD $4,090*
      CAD $4,179*
      AUD $4,123*
      EUR €3,175*
      GBP £2,540*
      NZD $5,170*
      ZAR R34,271*
      CHF FR3,738*
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Travel to Kenya and Ethiopia on a trip from Nairobi to Gonder.

Travel to Africa and tour Kenya and Ethiopia on a trip from Nairobi to Gonder. Discover fascinating places and beautiful scenery on this journey across the heart of Ethiopia's countryside. Experience a land like no other, from the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and the untouched wilderness of the Simien Mountains, to the sophistication of Gonder and the history of ruin-peppered Aksum. Feel the mist rise from the Blue Nile Falls and spot Africa's iconic Big Five in Kenya's Samburu National Reserve. Along the way, encounter friendly Rastafarians, proud Samburu warriors and the rarely visited tribespeople of the Omo Valley. Travelling through a rarely visited and very special part of the continent, this is an adventure like no other.

  • Admire the flamingo-filled expanse of Lake Nakuru
  • Spot the Big Five in Samburu National Reserve
  • Visit Ethiopia's friendly tribespeople in the Omo Valley
  • Learn about the Rasta lifestyle in Shashemene
  • See the monolithic churches of Lalibela
  • Hike through Ethiopia's Simien Mountains National Park
  • Discover Gonder's ornate castles and palaces

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Finish:

    Gonder, Ethiopia
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (5 nts), Camp site (1 nt), Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt), Camping (with facilities) (16 nts), Hotel (17 nts), Lodge (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    1/2 Day Lake Tana reed boat trip, Awassa Children's Project, Castle Complex and Fasilidas' Bath, Church of Debre Berhan Sellassie, Dairy farm visit, Driving and game excursions, Elsamere Conservation Centre, Entrance Blue Nile Falls, Entrance Simien Mountains National Park, Game Drive, Lake Nakuru National Park, Guided excursions to tribal markets and villages, 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, Konso Market, Palace and church ruins, Samburu - Game Drive, Samburu community activities, Simien Mountains trek (2 days), Tigray Rock-hewn Churches, Ura Kidane Mereth Monastery and Kebran Gabriel M KChurch, Visit to Samburu tribal community and cultural project

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1277kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    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 CHANGE 2014 In 2014 the evening of Day 38 will be spent in Debark before we head into the Simien Mountains.

  • Trip price from

    USD $3,010
    CAD $3,030
    AUD $2,930
    EUR €2,345
    GBP £1,825
    NZD $3,755
    ZAR R23,405
    CHF FR2,715
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    USD $1,040
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  • Total price from

    USD $4,090*
    CAD $4,179*
    AUD $4,123*
    EUR €3,175*
    GBP £2,540*
    NZD $5,170*
    ZAR R34,271*
    CHF FR3,738*
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    USD $92
    CAD $94
    AUD $93
    EUR €72
    GBP £57
    NZD $117
    ZAR R778
    CHF FR84
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Ethiopian Explorer Northbound Summary

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Day 1 Nairobi

Travel to Kenya and start the adventure in the busy streets of Nairobi.

Day 2 Lake Naivasha

Relax beside Lake Naivasha and watch hippos wallowing on the shore.

Days 3-4 Lake Nakuru

A favourite spot with birdlife, Lake Nakuru is a shimmering sea of pink flamingos. Listen for the chatter of black and white colobus monkeys in the treetops above.

Day 5 Mt Kenya

Travel through stunning scenery on the way to the slopes of Mt Kenya.

Days 6-7 Samburu National Reserve

Witness traditional Samburu dancing, and learn about tribal life and customs from the locals. Venture into this vast reserve to try and spot Africa's iconic Big Five.

Days 8-9 Marsabit/Moyale

Traverse a surreal, black lunar landscape and pass spectacular craters and termite mounds on the drive to Ethiopia.

Days 10-11 Konso

Pick up a souvenir at the local market or perhaps take time to admire the traditional houses in the area.

Days 12-14 Omo Valley

The colourful markets and villages are a delight to explore in Ethiopia's picturesque Omo Valley. Meet friendly tribespeople and learn about their fascinating culture.

Days 15-16 Arba Minch

In free time, why not cycle around scenic landscapes, embark on a boat trip or visit a crocodile farm.

Days 17-18 Wendo Genet/Awasa

Recuperate travel-weary bodies in the hot springs of Wendo Gennet, encased in a beautiful panorama with a rich endowment of forest, wildlife and abundant water. Head to Awassa the following day, a city nestled on the shores of a great lake, and home to the Awassa Children's Project, which promotes AIDS prevention.

Days 19-21 Bale Mountain National Park

Venture out on game-spotting expeditions in this stunningly diverse park.

Day 22 Lake Abiata-Shala National Park

The natural habitat of the Lake Abiata-Shala National Park is an ornothological paradies with an astounding array of birdlife year-round.

Days 23-25 Addis Ababa

Visit Ethiopia's bustling capital, Addis Ababa, and indulge in spicy, traditional cuisine at a local restaurant or cafe.

Day 26 Dejen

Visit the Blue Nile Gorge en route to Dejen.

Days 27-29 Bahir Dar

Board a reed boat bound for the ornately decorated monasteries on Lake Tana's isolated islands and peninsulas.

Days 30-32 Lalibela

Hidden among the hills of northern Ethiopia, Lalibela is home to monolithic churches hewn from the surrounding rocks. Take a walk through the structures with a local guide to unlock the fascinating history of this area.

Day 33 Bush Camp

Journey through the rolling Ethiopian countryside and camp beneath the stars.

Day 34 Mekele

Admire the clusters of churches sculpted into caves and a dramatic cliff-face in Tigray.

Days 35-36 Aksum

Get acquainted with the once-mighty city of Aksum, and discover its towering ancient obelisks, crumbling palaces and web of underground tombs.

Day 37 Enda Selassie

Wind through the Ethiopian countryside on the way to one of the country's greatest natural habitats.

Day 38 Debark

Get ready and rested for a three-day trek through the Simien Mountains.

Days 39-41 Simien Mountains National Park

Ethiopia's stunning Simien Mountains are home to a wealth of animals. Hike through the rugged terrain and pass eroded volcanic cores, raging rivers and jagged peaks.

Days 42-44 Gonder

Discover the castles, churches and palaces of Gonder, often referred to as 'Africa's Camelot' - a grand way to end this Ethiopian Explorer adventure.
    • 44
    • YDOHC
    • 5.00 out of 5
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $3,010
      CAD $3,030
      AUD $2,930
      EUR €2,345
      GBP £1,825
      NZD $3,755
      ZAR R23,405
      CHF FR2,715
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $1,040
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $4,090*
      CAD $4,179*
      AUD $4,123*
      EUR €3,175*
      GBP £2,540*
      NZD $5,170*
      ZAR R34,271*
      CHF FR3,738*
      *
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‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.