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16 days between Nairobi and Arba Minch or vice versa...
Overlanding is the only way to see East Africa! Dragoman have been leading the way in African overland expeditions since 1981, so take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading into the wilds, well away from the usual tourist trail. Africa's Rift Valley is home to some remarkable tribal groups and visiting them is one of the biggest highlights of this adventurous trip. It's a challenging region to travel in, and overlanding provides the only real access to these isolated communities. We will explore the remote tribal area of Ethiopia's Omo Valley, visit several villages and learn all about the traditional ways of life here - it is not for the faint hearted, but the rewards of visiting these rarely-visited areas are very worthwhile! We will then cross into Kenya and take the challenging roads to the lands of the Samburu tribe, where we have a fascinating village stay and an incredible safari in Samburu National Park, home to some of Kenya's rarer wildlife such as the curious gerenuk and Grevy's zebra. We will head through the incredible wildlife area of Lake Nakuru en route to Kenya's bustling capital of Nairobi. Join us for an unforgettable and adventurous trip into some of the most fascinating and remote regions of East Africa!

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Young elephants at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi
Nairobi

Border Information: If joining in Nairobi, you will most likely enter Kenya at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (IATA code: NBO).

There will be a group meeting at the joining hotel at 6:00pm. Please look out for a note from your tour leader at the reception when you arrive giving more details about this important meeting - your leader will need to check your Ethiopia visa (please see below for details).

If you would like to explore Nairobi fully, we advise you arrive a day earlier, or arrive early in the morning to give yourself a full day before the meeting in the evening. Possible activities include visiting the Karen Blixen Museum, the National Museum and the Langata Giraffe Centre. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Nairobi before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Nairobi.

In Nairobi we will camp in the grounds of a peaceful eco-camp in the suburb of Karen.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Visit to the David Sheldrick Animal Orphanage in Nairobi

KES 500
Optional Explore the museum at the site of the former home of Karen Blixen, the author of 'Out of Africa' KES 1200
Optional Visit the Langata Giraffe Centre in Nairobi KES 1000
Optional

Learn all about the different tribal groups of Kenya at the Bomas of Kenya cultural centre in Nairobi

USD 40
Optional Discover some of Kenya's ancient hominids at the National Museum in Nairobi

KES 1200
Optional Head out on a guided safari walk in Nairobi National Park USD 25
A Fish Eagle grabs a fish from Lake Naivasha, Kenya
Naivasha

This morning our journey begins with a short drive to Naivasha, on the shore of a beautiful calm lake in the Great Rift Valley. Here we will have the chance to take an optional boat trip on the lake to spot hippos and African fish eagles, and also to visit the Elsamere Born Free Foundation at the old home of Joy Adamson.

Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours (please note that all drive times given here are approximate estimates only and are given with the best intentions - however please be aware that the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

On the following day we will have free time to enjoy some excellent optional activities around Naivasha. Naivasha is the base for exploring the Crater Lake Game Sanctuary and the Hell's Gate National Park, two scenic areas that are some of the only places in East Africa where you can safely explore and look for wildlife on foot.

In Naivasha we stay at a well equipped campsite on the lake shore.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Boat trip on the beautiful and serene Lake Naivasha (price for the whole boat)

KES 7000
Optional

Walking safari in the wildlife-rich Crater Lake Game Sanctuary

USD 40
Included

Visit the Elsamere Born Free Foundation at the former house of the conservationists Joy and George Adamson

Included in Kitty
Optional

Explore the beautiful landscape and wildlife of Hell's Gate National Park by foot or by bicycle

USD 50
A baboon checks us out in Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Nakuru National Park

Today we will make our way to Nakuru, our base for tomorrow's excursion into Nakuru National Park. If we make good time on the drive we may have the opportunity to take a walk around the working dairy farm where our campsite is, and to visit a local women's knitting collective.

Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours.

On the following day we will head into Nakuru National Park for an included full-day game drive in local safari trucks. Nakuru is a beautiful park with a large lake and many forested areas - it is teeming with wildlife and there is an excellent chance to see both black and white rhinos!

In Nakuru we will stay at a beautiful and well equipped campsite located on a dairy farm on the outskirts of the town.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Take a safari in 4x4 vans in the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park

Included in Kitty
Optional

Walk to explore a colonial dairy farm and visit a local women's knitting collective

USD 5
The beautiful patterns of a Lobeila plant on the slopes of Mount Kenya, near Naro Moru
Naro Moru

Today we will head through the hills of central Kenya through the area's beautiful scenery and tea plantations, to arrive at the small village of Naro Moru at the base of Mount Kenya.

Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.

On the following day we will have a free day in Naro Moru to take optional walks around the lower slopes of Mount Kenya, explore the nearby Mau Mau caves, or take an optional game drive in the nearby Sweetwaters National Reserve.

In Naro Moru we will stay at a well equipped campsite.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Visit the spectacular Thomson Falls at Nyahururu

Free
Optional

Guided walk to the Nayaroi Caves in the foothills of Mt. Kenya, used by the Mau Mau during the rebellion against British colonial rule

KES 1000
Optional

Head out horse riding in the forests around Naro Moru

KES 1000
Optional

Nature walks around the base of Mt. Kenya, searching for birdlife and Colobus monkeys

USD 15
Around the campfire at our village stay with the Samburu, central Kenya
Samburu Village

Today we will travel to the Samburu region near to the small town of Archer's Post, where we will visit a Samburu village. Here we will be shown around the village and their homes, play with the children and learn all about the way of life here for the Samburu people!

We will camp in the village in the heart of the community tonight, where there are no toilet or washing facilities.

Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Visit and stay at the Samburu tribal community and cultural project, learning all about the culture of the Samburu people

Included in Kitty
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