Ethiopia & Kenya Explorer

Gondar - Nairobi

44 days through Ethiopia, Kenya
FROM: $4695 USD + 1,520 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 21 nights
Camping without facilities 5 nights
Basic Hotel 3 nights
Guesthouse 3 nights
Multishare Hostel 3 nights
Camping 8 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 41, Lunches x 15, Dinners x 15
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
EGN
Deposit:
$435 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

Ethiopia is not most people's first choice in Africa but in many ways it should be; especially when you combine it with northern and central Kenya. For this trip has it all, trekking in the Simien Mountains, hidden gems such as the Blue Nile Falls, great history and culture as seen throughout Ethiopia and, of course, the wonderful wildlife of Kenya, as seen in Samburu and Nakuru National Parks.

The trip is split into two parts; the first being the northern Highlands and deserts of Ethiopia and the second, the Rift Valley of Southern Ethiopia and the deserts and savannah lands of Northern Kenya.

On the first we get a chance to take an amazing expedition by jeep out to the surreal landscapes of the Danakil Depression as well as exploring the great Christian churches and monasteries, such as Lalibela. Further south of Addis, we discover the hidden jewel of the UNESCO world heritage site of Harar, before descending down across the plains of East Africa to Nairobi.

Guided tour of the fascinating ancient royal city of Gondar, Ethiopia
3 nights in the fabulously scenic Simien Mountains NP
Spot geladas, ibex, Ethiopian wolves and many other endemic species
Guided tour of palaces and temples in historic Axum
2 day 4 x 4 adventure to the spectacular Danakil Depression
Guided tour of the ancient rock hewn and churches and monastries in Lalibela
Boat trip on Lake Tana to witness the source of the Blue Nile
Drive the dramatic roads of the Blue Nile gorge
Explore chaotic and bustling Addis Ababa

An excellent journey for someone who wants to see the other face of Africa, rather than just the wildlife and beaches. The pace of the trip is very relaxed and there is a great balance of hotels, hostels and camping. Some of the accommodation in Ethiopia can be a little basic.

Learn all about medieval Ethiopia on a half-day guided tour of the castles churches and baths of Gondar

2 days of guided treks in the Simien Mountains National Park

Guided tour of palaces and temples in historic Axum

Explore the Tigray rock-hewn churches at Mekele

Journey out on an incredible 2 day/1 night excursion to the Danakil Depression

Day 1 - Gondar (18th April 2020)

Border Information: if joining in Gondar, you will most likely enter Ethiopia at Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport (IATA code: GDQ).

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. If you are continuing to Kenya or beyond, your leader will need to check the validity dates of your Ethiopian visa.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Gondar (19th April 2020)
Day 3 - Simien Mountains NP (20th April 2020)
Day 4 - Simien Mountains NP (21st April 2020)
Day 5 - Simien Mountains NP (22nd April 2020)
Day 6 - Simien Mountains NP (23rd April 2020)
Day 7 - Axum (24th April 2020)
Day 8 - Axum (25th April 2020)
Day 9 - Mekele (26th April 2020)
Day 10 - Danakil Depression (27th April 2020)
Day 11 - Mekele (28th April 2020)
Day 12 - Lalibela (29th April 2020)
Day 13 - Lalibela (30th April 2020)
Day 14 - Lalibela (1st May 2020)
Day 15 - Awra Amba (2nd May 2020)
Day 16 - Bahir Dar (3rd May 2020)
Day 17 - Bahir Dar (4th May 2020)
Day 18 - Bahir Dar (5th May 2020)
Day 19 - Debre Markos (6th May 2020)
Day 20 - Addis Ababa (7th May 2020)
Day 21 - Addis Ababa (8th May 2020)
Day 22 - Addis Ababa (9th May 2020)
Day 23 - Harar (10th May 2020)
Day 24 - Harar (11th May 2020)
Day 25 - Harar (12th May 2020)
Day 26 - Awash NP (13th May 2020)
Day 27 - Lake Ziway (14th May 2020)
Day 28 - Lake Ziway (15th May 2020)
Day 29 - Bale Mountains NP (16th May 2020)
Day 30 - Bale Mountains NP (17th May 2020)
Day 31 - Bale Mountains NP (18th May 2020)
Day 32 - Awasa (19th May 2020)
Day 33 - Arba Minch (20th May 2020)
Day 34 - Arba Minch (21st May 2020)
Day 35 - Arba Minch (22nd May 2020)
Day 36 - Konso (23rd May 2020)
Day 37 - Moyale (24th May 2020)
Day 38 - Samburu Village (25th May 2020)
Day 39 - Samburu National Reserve (26th May 2020)
Day 40 - Naro Moru (27th May 2020)
Day 41 - Naro Moru (28th May 2020)
Day 42 - Naivasha (29th May 2020)
Day 43 - Nairobi (30th May 2020)
Day 44 - Nairobi (31st May 2020)

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18 Apr 20 Gondar
31 May 20 Nairobi
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04 Nov 20 Nairobi
17 Dec 20 Gondar
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15 Dec 20 Gondar
27 Jan 21 Nairobi
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08 Feb 21 Nairobi
23 Mar 21 Gondar

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17 Apr 21 Gondar
30 May 21 Nairobi

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10 Nov 21 Nairobi
23 Dec 21 Gondar

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14 Dec 21 Gondar
26 Jan 22 Nairobi

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07 Feb 22 Nairobi
22 Mar 22 Gondar

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