Ethiopia, East Africa & Gorillas

Nairobi - Gondar

64 days through Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia
FROM: $6510 USD + 3,750 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Private Bus, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, African Camp Master
Accom:
Camping 25 nights
Basic Hotel 4 nights
Multishare Hostel 4 nights
Camping without facilities 6 nights
Comfortable Hotel 21 nights
Guesthouse 3 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 60, Lunches x 33, Dinners x 33
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
EGR
Deposit:
$1015 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This trip allows the curious traveller to link the sources of the two Niles together and to explore the Roof of Africa, where we trek through Ethiopia's majestic Simien Mountains. What a contrast to the plains of East Africa, where we visit the Masai Mara, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Samburu Game Reserve and others. But that's not all, in Uganda, this trip expands into the ultimate wildlife experience, tracking the Mountain Gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the chimpanzees of Murchison Falls National Park.

It gets even better, as throughout the Rift Valley of Ethiopia and Kenya, we will meet the tribes of East Africa and learn the history and see the beautiful churches of the Christian kingdoms of Highland Ethiopia, as well as visiting the UNESCO world heritage site of Harar. For lovers of wildlife, history and tribal cultures this really is a must do journey.

Optional white water rafting on the White Nile at Jinja
Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
3 nights at Murchison Falls NP
Chimpanzee Budongo Forest Trek
2 night safari in Queen Elizabeth NP
2 Nights Bwindi NP
Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda
Walking safari in Mburo NP
Wildlife safari in Nakuru NP
2 night jeep safari in Maasai Mara Reserve

This is a trip that would appeal to anyone who wants to explore off beat South America. It is about the peoples, unspoilt and rarely visited regions and some of the most beautiful beaches and river systems in the continent. The infrastructure is not always perfect, but it is a region that few foreign tourists visit.

Trek on foot in the Budongo Forest in search of habituated chimpanzees

Launch cruise on the River Nile to the mighty Murchison Falls

Head out game driving in our overland truck in Murchison Falls National Park
Safari in QEII National Park
Trek out for this once in a lifetime experience - Gorilla Tracking with the endagered Mountain Gorillas in the Impenetrable Forest
Day 1 - Nairobi (15th October 2020)

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

Welcome to Kenya! There will be a group meeting at the joining hotel at 6:00pm. Please do not be alarmed if there is no welcome note, as this will often be a travelling day for the crew who will be joining you.

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.


Accommodation: Camping


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Visit the David Sheldrick animal orphanage

Entrance donations: 500 KES

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

Entrance: 10 USD

Visit the Langata Giraffe Centre in Nairobi

Entrance: 1,000 KES

Explore the museum at the site of the former home of Karen Blixen, the author of 'Out of Africa'

Entrance: 1,200 KES

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

Entrance: 1,200 KES

Head out on a guided safari walk in Nairobi National Park

Entrance and walk: 50 USD

Day 2 - Kericho (16th October 2020)
Day 3 - Jinja (17th October 2020)
Day 4 - Jinja (18th October 2020)
Day 5 - Nakitoma (19th October 2020)
Day 6 - Kaniyo Pabidi (20th October 2020)
Day 7 - Murchison Falls NP (21st October 2020)
Day 8 - Murchison Falls NP (22nd October 2020)
Day 9 - Mpanga Forest (23rd October 2020)
Day 10 - Queen Elizabeth NP (24th October 2020)
Day 11 - Queen Elizabeth NP (25th October 2020)
Day 12 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (26th October 2020)
Day 13 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (27th October 2020)
Day 14 - Lake Mburo (28th October 2020)
Day 15 - Jinja (29th October 2020)
Day 16 - Nakuru NP (30th October 2020)
Day 17 - Nakuru NP (31st October 2020)
Day 18 - Masai Mara (1st November 2020)
Day 19 - Masai Mara (2nd November 2020)
Day 20 - Nairobi (3rd November 2020)
Day 21 - Nairobi (4th November 2020)
Day 22 - Naivasha (5th November 2020)
Day 23 - Naro Moru (6th November 2020)
Day 24 - Naro Moru (7th November 2020)
Day 25 - Samburu Village (8th November 2020)
Day 26 - Samburu National Reserve (9th November 2020)
Day 27 - Moyale (10th November 2020)
Day 28 - Konso (11th November 2020)
Day 29 - Arba Minch (12th November 2020)
Day 30 - Arba Minch (13th November 2020)
Day 31 - Arba Minch (14th November 2020)
Day 32 - Wendo Genet (15th November 2020)
Day 33 - Bale Mountains NP (16th November 2020)
Day 34 - Bale Mountains NP (17th November 2020)
Day 35 - Bale Mountains NP (18th November 2020)
Day 36 - Lake Ziway (19th November 2020)
Day 37 - Lake Ziway (20th November 2020)
Day 38 - Awash NP (21st November 2020)
Day 39 - Harar (22nd November 2020)
Day 40 - Harar (23rd November 2020)
Day 41 - Harar (24th November 2020)
Day 42 - Addis Ababa (25th November 2020)
Day 43 - Addis Ababa (26th November 2020)
Day 44 - Addis Ababa (27th November 2020)
Day 45 - Debre Markos (28th November 2020)
Day 46 - Bahir Dar (29th November 2020)
Day 47 - Bahir Dar (30th November 2020)
Day 48 - Bahir Dar (1st December 2020)
Day 49 - Awra Amba (2nd December 2020)
Day 50 - Lalibela (3rd December 2020)
Day 51 - Lalibela (4th December 2020)
Day 52 - Lalibela (5th December 2020)
Day 53 - Mekele (6th December 2020)
Day 54 - Danakil Depression (7th December 2020)
Day 55 - Mekele (8th December 2020)
Day 56 - Axum (9th December 2020)
Day 57 - Axum (10th December 2020)
Day 58 - Debark (11th December 2020)
Day 59 - Simien Mountains NP (12th December 2020)
Day 60 - Simien Mountains NP (13th December 2020)
Day 61 - Simien Mountains NP (14th December 2020)
Day 62 - Gondar (15th December 2020)
Day 63 - Gondar (16th December 2020)
Day 64 - Gondar (17th December 2020)

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18 Apr 20 Gondar
20 Jun 20 Nairobi
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$6,510 USD + 3,750 USD Kitty

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15 Oct 20 Nairobi
17 Dec 20 Gondar

$6,530 USD + 3,780 USD Kitty

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15 Dec 20 Gondar
16 Feb 21 Nairobi
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$6,570 USD + 3,750 USD Kitty

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19 Jan 21 Nairobi
23 Mar 21 Gondar

$6,570 USD + 3,780 USD Kitty

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17 Apr 21 Gondar
19 Jun 21 Nairobi

$6,625 USD + 3,750 USD Kitty

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21 Oct 21 Nairobi
23 Dec 21 Gondar

$6,655 USD + 3,780 USD Kitty

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14 Dec 21 Gondar
15 Feb 22 Nairobi

$6,720 USD + 3,750 USD Kitty

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18 Jan 22 Nairobi
22 Mar 22 Gondar

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