Nairobi to Addis and Gorillas Overview

Travel to Africa and visit the cosmopolitan city of Nairobi and the castles and palaces of Gonder as well as game driving through national parks in search of wildlife, and discovering traditional African villages.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $4,895
      CAD $4,995
      AUD $5,100
      EUR €3,725
      GBP £3,050
      NZD $6,045
      ZAR R46,395
      CHF FR4,370
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $2,700
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $7,595*
      CAD $7,868*
      AUD $8,084*
      EUR €5,801*
      GBP £4,838*
      NZD $9,583*
      ZAR R73,562*
      CHF FR6,929*
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Visit Africa and take an adventure tour through the Eastern highlights of the continent

Travel to Africa and explore Ethiopia before heading on an overland tour through the continent in search of Africa's Big Five and the illusive mountain gorilla. Admire the castles and palaces of Gonder and visit the cosmopolitan city of Nairobi as well as game driving through national parks and discovering traditional African tribal villages in the Omo Valley. With the perfect combination of natural beauty and rich African culture and tradition, this is the perfect African vacation.

  • Visit traditional tribal villages in the Omo Valley Region
  • See majestic rhinos at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Head on a guided gorilla trek in Ruhengeri
  • Take in the beauty of the Blue Nile Falls
  • Explore the castles and palaces of Gonder
  • Trek through the jagged peaks of the Simien Mountains National Park
  • Marvel at the ancient rock-hewn churches of Lalibela

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) (7 nts), Camp site (1 nt), Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt), Camping (with facilities) (33 nts), Hostel (2 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, Chimpanzee trekking, 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 walk, Kigali - Genocide Memorial, Konso Market, Lake Ziwa Boat trip, Mountain gorilla trek & permit, Murchison Falls Game Drive, Murchison Falls Launch trip, Palace and church ruins, Samburu - Game Drive, Samburu community activities, Simien Mountains trek (2 days), Tigray Rock-hewn Churches, Tulu Gudo Island Guided tour, Ura Kidane Mereth Monastery and Kebran Gabriel M KChurch, Visit to Samburu tribal community and cultural project

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1857kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit (AUD1000, USD900, EUR650, NZD1000, GBP500, CAD900, ZAR6500, CHF900) in order to secure a gorilla permit. We also require a scanned copy of your passport at time of booking. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. 2. 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 $4,895
    CAD $4,995
    AUD $5,100
    EUR €3,725
    GBP £3,050
    NZD $6,045
    ZAR R46,395
    CHF FR4,370
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    USD $2,700
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  • Total price from

    USD $7,595*
    CAD $7,868*
    AUD $8,084*
    EUR €5,801*
    GBP £4,838*
    NZD $9,583*
    ZAR R73,562*
    CHF FR6,929*
    *
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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.
  • Per day from:

    USD $113
    CAD $117
    AUD $120
    EUR €86
    GBP £72
    NZD $143
    ZAR R1,097
    CHF FR103
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Nairobi to Addis and Gorillas Summary

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Day 46 Dejen

Set out for Dejen, stopping off en route to take in the Blue Nile Gorge.

Days 47-49 Bahir Dar

Hop aboard a traditional reed boat for the ornately adorned monasteries on Lake Tana's islands. Wander through remote villages to the Blue Nile Falls, known locally as Tissisat – the 'water that smokes'.

Days 50-52 Lalibela

Home to 13 imposing churches hewn from the surrounding rock, Lalibela is a town steeped in myth and legend. Join a guided tour through the maze of tunnels and passageways to unearth the intriguing history of these hallowed hills.

Day 53 Bush Camp

Drive through the rolling Ethiopian countryside and spend a night camping under the stars.

Day 54 Mekele

Arrive in Mekele, a town of great historic significance amid sparse desert expanses. Admire the famed churches of Tigray, carved into the cliffs and caves of the surrounding landscape.

Days 55-56 Aksum

Marvel at the once-mighty city of Aksum, its towering and ancient obelisks, crumbling palaces and web of underground tombs

Day 57 Enda Selassie

Settle in for a long travel day - destination point: one the country's most impressive natural environments.

Day 58 Debark

Spend a day getting prepped and pepped for a hike in the Simien Mountains.

Days 59-61 Simien Mountains National Park

With rugged mountain peaks, deep ravines, some seriously isolated villages and an impressive array of wildlife, a hike in Ethiopia's Simien Mountains is an experience well-recalled.

Days 62-63 Gonder

Spend a day discovering the castles, churches and legends of Camelot – or Africa's version of it anyway: Gonder.

Day 64 Mersa

Drive to Mersa for a night camped under wide, clear Ethiopian skies.

Day 65 Debra Birhan

Continue on to Debra Birhan, one of the nation's first capitals.

Day 66 Addis

After arriving back in Addis Adaba why not gather the group for a final feast of flavoursome Ethiopian fare, followed by a night sussing out the local night spots.
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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $4,895
      CAD $4,995
      AUD $5,100
      EUR €3,725
      GBP £3,050
      NZD $6,045
      ZAR R46,395
      CHF FR4,370
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $2,700
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $7,595*
      CAD $7,868*
      AUD $8,084*
      EUR €5,801*
      GBP £4,838*
      NZD $9,583*
      ZAR R73,562*
      CHF FR6,929*
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
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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.