Nairobi to Addis Overview

Travel to Africa and tour Kenya and Ethiopia on a trip from Nairobi to Gonder. Visit the Samburu Reserve, the remote Omo Valley, the Simien Mountains and historic Gonder.

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    • 4.73 out of 5
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,845
      CAD $1,885
      AUD $1,925
      EUR €1,405
      GBP £1,150
      NZD $2,280
      ZAR R17,490
      CHF FR1,650
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $690
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,575*
      CAD $2,661*
      AUD $2,732*
      EUR €1,966*
      GBP £1,633*
      NZD $3,236*
      ZAR R24,835*
      CHF FR2,342*
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

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:

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (4 nts), Camp site (1 nt), Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt), Camping (with facilities) (9 nts), Hotel (5 nts), Lodge (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Awassa Children's Project, Dairy farm visit, Driving and game excursions, Elsamere Conservation Centre, Game Drive, Lake Nakuru National Park, Guided excursions to tribal markets and villages, Konso Market, Lake Ziwa Boat trip, Samburu - Game Drive, Samburu community activities, Tulu Gudo Island Guided tour, Visit to Samburu tribal community and cultural project

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    696kg 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 price from

    USD $1,845
    CAD $1,885
    AUD $1,925
    EUR €1,405
    GBP £1,150
    NZD $2,280
    ZAR R17,490
    CHF FR1,650
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  • Total price from

    USD $2,575*
    CAD $2,661*
    AUD $2,732*
    EUR €1,966*
    GBP £1,633*
    NZD $3,236*
    ZAR R24,835*
    CHF FR2,342*
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    USD $107
    CAD $110
    AUD $113
    EUR €81
    GBP £68
    NZD $134
    ZAR R1,034
    CHF FR97
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Nairobi to Addis Summary

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Day 1 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 2 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.

Days 3-4 Lake Nakuru

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 5 Mt Kenya

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 6-7 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 8-9 Marsabit/Moyale

Surrounded by forests, Marsabit is a beautiful town on the extinct volcano of Mount Marsabit. Sitting on the border of Kenya and Ethiopia, Moyale is a market town with a nice atmosphere.

Day 10 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.

Days 11-13 Omo Valley

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 14-15 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 16-17 Wondo Genet/Awasa

Known for its hot springs and beautiful panoramas, the resort town of Wondo Genet is surrounded by primary forests, wildlife and abundant water. 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 18-20 Bale Mountain 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 21-22 Lake Ziway

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 hippopotamuses.

Days 23-24 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.
    • 24
    • YDOF
    • 4.73 out of 5
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,845
      CAD $1,885
      AUD $1,925
      EUR €1,405
      GBP £1,150
      NZD $2,280
      ZAR R17,490
      CHF FR1,650
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $690
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,575*
      CAD $2,661*
      AUD $2,732*
      EUR €1,966*
      GBP £1,633*
      NZD $3,236*
      ZAR R24,835*
      CHF FR2,342*
      *
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    • Overland, Wildlife
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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.