Nairobi to Addis Itinerary

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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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Nairobi to Addis.
ethiopia village women working carrying umbrellas baskets

ethiopia axum woolen baskets local market

ethiopia dessie coffee ceremony nairobi addis

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kenya zebras wildlife safari desert family

Day 1 Nairobi

Travel to Kenya and start the adventure in the busy streets of Nairobi.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Lake Naivasha

Relax beside Lake Naivasha and watch hippos wallowing on the shore.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 5-6 Naro Moru

Travel to the foot of Mt Kenya and safari through the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to endangered black and white rhinos as well as several members of Africa's Big Five. Keep an eye out for the chimpanzees, this is the only area of Kenya with wild chimps.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1, Hotel - 1

Days 7-8 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.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1, Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 9-10 Marsabit/Moyale

Traverse a surreal, black lunar landscape and pass spectacular craters and termite mounds on the drive to Ethiopia.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1, Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 11 Konso

Pick up a souvenir at the local market or perhaps take time to admire the traditional houses in the area.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 3

Days 15-16 Arba Minch

In free time, why not cycle around scenic landscapes, embark on a boat trip or visit a crocodile farm.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 17-18 Wondo Genet/Awassa

Recuperate travel-weary bodies in the hot springs of Wondo Genet, 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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 19-21 Bale Mountain National Park

Venture out on game-spotting expeditions in this stunningly diverse park.
ACCOM: Lodge - 3

Day 22 Lake Ziway

Cruise out on Lake Ziway and learn about the customs of the Zay people of Tulu Gudo Island.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 23-24 Addis Ababa

Visit Ethiopia's bustling capital, Addis Ababa, and indulge in spicy, traditional cuisine at a local restaurant or cafe.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1