Nairobi to Addis Overview
Travel to Africa and tour Kenya and Ethiopia on a trip from Nairobi to Addis Ababa. Visit Lake Nakuru, the Samburu Reserve, remote Omo Valley and the Simien Mountains.
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- Overland, Wildlife
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- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Travel to Kenya and Ethiopia on a trip from Nairobi to Addis Ababa
Encounter fascinating cultures, iconic wildlife and beautiful scenery on this enthralling journey across northern Kenya and into Ethiopia. From heading out in search of Africa's Big Five in Lake Nakuru National Park to travelling across the black lunar landscape of Marsabit and soaking in the natural hot springs of Wondo Genet, this little-visited region is a wellspring of diversity. Meet friendly Rastafarians in the spiritual movement's original home, proud warriors in the Samburu National Reserve and the truly remote tribespeople of the Omo Valley. Raw, rugged and well off the beaten track, this small group adventure stands as an atypical yet elementary part of the African travel experience.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A gateway to the Omo Valley, Konso lies in a region on the banks of the Sagan River where local traditions are strongly upheld.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 hippopotami.
More commonly referred to as 'Addis', Addis Ababa lies among wooded hills at an altitude of about 2300 metres, giving it a pleasant climate.
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