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 $7,920*
      AUD $8,084*
      EUR €5,698*
      GBP £4,838*
      NZD $9,239*
      ZAR R75,106*
      CHF FR6,759*
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2015-12-31

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), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (33 nts), Hostel (2 nts), Hotel (17 nts), Lodge (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    1/2 Day Lake Tana 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, 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 community activities, Simien Mountains trek (2 days), Tigray Rock-hewn Churches, Tulu Gudo Island Guided tour, 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 $7,920*
    AUD $8,084*
    EUR €5,698*
    GBP £4,838*
    NZD $9,239*
    ZAR R75,106*
    CHF FR6,759*
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  • Per day from:

    USD $115
    CAD $120
    AUD $122
    EUR €86
    GBP £73
    NZD $139
    ZAR R1,137
    CHF FR102
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Nairobi to Addis and Gorillas Summary

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Day 1 Nairobi

Welcome to Kenya. Explore the sights and sounds of Nairobi, the country's bustling and fast-paced capital.

Day 2 Nakuru National Park

Camp overnight on a dairy farm in Nakuru.

Day 3 Kericho

Embark on a morning game drive through Lake Nakuru National Park before joining an optional tea plantation tour in Kericho.

Days 4-5 Jinja

Cross the border into Uganda, pitch camp near Lake Victoria and prepare for two days of adventuring in Jinja.

Day 6 Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Visit Uganda’s Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, an important organisation that helps to protect this endangered species and integrate them back into the wild. Set out with the company of a local ranger for the chance to observe these impressive beasts up close.

Day 7 Kaniyo Pabidi Forest

Venture into the Budongo Forest for an afternoon trek in search of the country's sole chimpanzee population.

Days 8-9 Murchison Falls National Park

Set off for a game drive into the delta of Murchison Falls National Park – home to elephants, lions, buffaloes, giraffes and antelopes.

Day 10 Kampala

Drive on to Kampala.

Day 11 Lake Mburo National Park

Pitch camp on the shores of stunning Lake Mburo, the stomping ground of more than 68 species of mammal.

Day 12 Lake Bunyonyi

Make tracks to the idyllic natural landscape of Lake Bunyonyi.

Days 13-14 Ruhengeri/Gorilla trek

Cross the border into Rwanda, stopping off to visit Kigali's moving Genocide Memorial. Head into the forest of Ruhengeri for an unforgettable hour spent in the presence of rare mountain gorillas.

Day 15 Kabale

Cross back into Rwanda via Cyanika.

Day 16 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Roll down through the Great Rift Valley to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Hop aboard a boat for a cruise along the Kazinga Channel, renowned for its hippo population.

Day 17 Mbarara

Enjoy a sleep in or opt for some early morning game spotting.

Day 18 Jinja

Scout for wildlife on a guided walk through Lake Mburo National Park before travelling on to Jinja.

Days 19-21 Eldoret

Cross back into Kenya and visit Eldoret – a high altitude town that has produced more than its fair share of endurance athletes over the years. For an African experience with a twist, tuck into some Indian cuisine for dinner.

Day 20 Nairobi

Return to the colourful buzz and bustle of urban Nairobi.

Day 22 Lake Naivasha

Relax on the banks of Lake Naivasha and watch hippos wallowing offshore.

Days 23-24 Lake Nakuru

Watch flocks of pink flamingos descend on the waters of Lake Nakuru and spot solitary rhinos stomping the shore line to the chatter of colobus monkeys in the canopy overhead.

Day 25 Mt Kenya/Naro Moru

Travel through stunning scenery en route to the craggy peaks of Mt Kenya.

Days 26-27 Samburu National Reserve

Witness traditional Samburu dancing and learn about the tribal life and customs of Kenya's nomadic tribes. Try to spot Africa's Big Five in this vast tract of pristine wilderness.

Days 28-29 Marsabit/Moyale

Pass alternating landscapes of black lunar horizons and lush mountain greenery on the drive to Ethiopia. Perhaps peruse the local market for handcrafted souvenirs.

Day 30 Konso

Cross into Ethiopia and continue on to Konso, the gateway to the Omo Valley and some of Africa's most isolated tribes.

Days 31-33 Omo Valley

Encounter the exotic customs, rituals and attires of tribes such as the Hamer, Arbore and Dascensch.

Days 34-35 Arba Minch

Take a boat trip around Lake Chamo, scanning the waters and islets for hippos, crocs and plentiful birdlife.

Days 36-37 Wendo Genet/Awasa

Recuperate travel-weary bodies in the hot springs of Wondo Genet, a collection of thermal pools swathed in scenic natural surrounds. Continue on to the lakeside city of Awassa and perhaps stop into the Awassa Children's Project, a program aimed at Aids treatment and prevention.

Days 38-40 Bale Mountain National Park

Venture out on game-spotting expeditions on the planes and plateaus of the Bale Mountains.

Days 41-42 Lake Ziway

Cruise out on the waters of Lake Ziway and enjoy a guided tour of Tulu Gudo Island.

Days 43-44 Addis Ababa

Explore the sights and attractions of Ethiopia's charismatic capital, Addis Ababa. Visit the Ethnological Museum, hit Africa's biggest open air market or settle back with a cup of coffee in the country of its creation.
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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 $7,920*
      AUD $8,084*
      EUR €5,698*
      GBP £4,838*
      NZD $9,239*
      ZAR R75,106*
      CHF FR6,759*
      *
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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.