Itinerary

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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    • 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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ethiopia village women working carrying umbrellas baskets

ethiopia axum woolen baskets local market

ethiopia dessie coffee ceremony nairobi addis

ethiopia village women nairobi locals umbrellas

kenya amboseli elephant mt kilamanjaro

kenya game viewing elephants wild safari jeep desert animals wildlife

kenya lake naivasha pelicans flapping wings

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

Day 5 Mt Kenya

Travel through stunning scenery on the way to the slopes of Mt Kenya.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

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

Days 8-9 Marsabit/Moyale

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

Day 10 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 11-13 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 14-15 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 16-17 Wondo 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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 18-20 Bale Mountain National Park

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

Days 21-22 Lake Ziway

Cruise out on Lake Ziway and learn about the customs of the Zay people of Tulu Gudo Island.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, 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