Travel from Gonder in Ethiopia to Nairobi in Kenya on this epic east African adventure
Travel to Ethiopia and discover unique and beautiful places on this journey through the heart of the country. Experience a land like no other, from the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and the untouched wilderness in the Simien Mountains, to the sophistication of Gondar and the history of the ancient Aksum ruins. Feel the mist rise from the Blue Nile Falls before visiting Kenya to spot Africa's iconic Big Five. Along the way, encounter friendly Ethiopian Rastafarians, Kenya's proud Samburu warriors and the rarely visited tribes of the Omo Valley. An adventure like no other, travelling to Ethiopia and Kenya will open your eyes to a special and rarely visited part of the continent.
TRIP CHANGES 2018:
• Bush camp taken out between Debark and Axum
• 2 nights added Danakil Depression and 2 nights in Mekele ( Bush Camp in Woldiya also removed )
• Omo Valley taken out of all itineraries
• 1 night in Awash National Park added
• 3 nights in Harar added
• 2 nights in Wendo Genet replaced with 2 nights in Awassa
• 2 nights in Nakuru removed
• 1 night in Naivasha removed
Spot Ethiopia's exotic wildlife on a game drive
Be amazed by the pink brilliance of flocks of flamingos
Experience distinct local cultures and traditions in the Omo Valley
Hike through lush national parks
Discover Gondar's ornate castles and palaces
Taste spicy Ethiopian delicacies in Addis Ababa
Feel the clouds of mist rising from the Blue Nile Falls
Travel from each destination to the next on one of Dragoman's purpose-built trucks, this is an overland adventure! There are some long travel days, venturing away from cities and into remote areas, but the rewards are immeasurable.
Dragoman overland journeys are designed to offer freedom, and many of our routes have a degree of flexibility depending on the destination.
Dragoman uses a broad range of accommodation on our trips from good hotels, basic hostels, family-run guesthouses, well-equipped campsites, local family homestays, or wild camping in more remote areas. Note: some routes are non-camping routes, depending on the nature of the destination. Please see the day to day itinerary for more detailed information about accommodation on the trip.
On a Dragoman overland trip you're more than just a passenger - you're part of the team! Everyone on the journey will get involved to help with setting up camp, pitching tents, shopping for food, and cooking. The more you put it the more you get out!
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 October 2017 to 30 September 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 October 2018 - 30 September 2019
Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers of 6 people 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.
Please note this Intrepid trip is operated by our experienced local partners Dragoman Overland. Your departure will be run in a Dragoman vehicle with a Dragoman crew.
The minimum age for this trip is 18 years old and bookings for minors, even if accompanied by a parent, cannot be accepted.
On this trip it's compulsory to contribute to a kitty. The kitty is an on-ground payment put into a central fund and overseen by travellers and the crew. It helps fund accommodation, camp meals and some included activities.
We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Ethiopia before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts