Ethiopia, Gorillas & the Cape

Gondar - Cape Town

114 days through Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia
FROM: $10655 USD + 6,890 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Boat, Jeep, Private Bus, Ferry, Canoe, Mokoro
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, African Camp Master
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 26 nights
Camping without facilities 8 nights
Basic Hotel 4 nights
Guesthouse 3 nights
Multishare Hostel 6 nights
Camping 65 nights
Overnight Boat 1 night
Meals:
Breakfasts x 105, Lunches x 74, Dinners x 74
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
AGO
Deposit:
$1015 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

Experience some of the most awe-inspiring sights that East and Southern Africa has to offer; from the tribes, mountains, forests and plains of East Africa to the wildlife parks and deserts of the south.

Wander the streets of Lalibela as you go in search of the rock-hewn churches in the seldom-visited country of Ethiopia. As well as seeing some of this countries amazing historical architecture you’ll also witness its varied wildlife and landscapes, from the Danakil Depression to the lush vistas of the Simien Mountains National Park.

Along the way you will experience at very close quarters Africa's most spectacular wildlife and visit some of its finest national parks, such as the Serengeti, Masai Mara in the east and Chobe and Etosha in the south.

We’ll get you truly get off the beaten track as you overland between Ethiopia and Kenya, enjoying a homestay with the Samburu people of northern Kenya. Further along the way you’ll meet mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda and elephants, lions, cheetahs and more in Tanzania and Kenya and again in Botswana and in Namibia. However, it's the raw experience of walking safaris to find white rhino in Zimbabwe and canoeing down Zambian rivers in the Lower Zambezi region that get you right up close to Africa's flora and fauna.

A wonderfully varied journey, you’ll witness the staggering changes of the landscapes and cultures as you drive along this long but rewarding route.

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

This trip is a real mixture; whilst overall the infrastructure in terms of roads, camp sites and hotels is good there will be times when the roads leave a lot to be desired, for example the road to the Danakil Depression is described as the ‘worst’ road in the world. Some small local hotels interspersed with some wild camping will mean that you shouldn’t expect too much luxury.

However, you’ll have a cook with you (except for the section north of Nairobi) to help with cooking and camp duties. Be prepared to mix comfort with adventure on this varied journey!

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)
Day 45 - Kericho (1st June 2020)
Day 46 - Jinja (2nd June 2020)
Day 47 - Jinja (3rd June 2020)
Day 48 - Nakitoma (4th June 2020)
Day 49 - Kaniyo Pabidi (5th June 2020)
Day 50 - Murchison Falls NP (6th June 2020)
Day 51 - Murchison Falls NP (7th June 2020)
Day 52 - Mpanga Forest (8th June 2020)
Day 53 - Queen Elizabeth NP (9th June 2020)
Day 54 - Queen Elizabeth NP (10th June 2020)
Day 55 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (11th June 2020)
Day 56 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (12th June 2020)
Day 57 - Lake Mburo (13th June 2020)
Day 58 - Jinja (14th June 2020)
Day 59 - Nakuru NP (15th June 2020)
Day 60 - Nakuru NP (16th June 2020)
Day 61 - Masai Mara (17th June 2020)
Day 62 - Masai Mara (18th June 2020)
Day 63 - Nairobi (19th June 2020)
Day 64 - Nairobi (20th June 2020)
Day 65 - Amboseli NP (21st June 2020)
Day 66 - Arusha (22nd June 2020)
Day 67 - Tarangire NP (23rd June 2020)
Day 68 - Serengeti NP (24th June 2020)
Day 69 - Serengeti NP (25th June 2020)
Day 70 - Arusha (26th June 2020)
Day 71 - Lushoto (27th June 2020)
Day 72 - Lushoto (28th June 2020)
Day 73 - Zanzibar (29th June 2020)
Day 74 - Zanzibar (30th June 2020)
Day 75 - Zanzibar (1st July 2020)
Day 76 - Zanzibar (2nd July 2020)
Day 77 - Dar Es Salaam (3rd July 2020)
Day 78 - Iringa (4th July 2020)
Day 79 - Chitimba (5th July 2020)
Day 80 - Kande (6th July 2020)
Day 81 - Kande (7th July 2020)
Day 82 - Lilongwe (8th July 2020)
Day 83 - South Luangwa NP (9th July 2020)
Day 84 - South Luangwa NP (10th July 2020)
Day 85 - Luangwa River (11th July 2020)
Day 86 - Lower Zambezi Area (12th July 2020)
Day 87 - Lower Zambezi Area (13th July 2020)
Day 88 - Lower Zambezi Area (14th July 2020)
Day 89 - Livingstone (15th July 2020)
Day 90 - Victoria Falls (16th July 2020)
Day 91 - Victoria Falls (17th July 2020)
Day 92 - Victoria Falls (18th July 2020)
Day 93 - Kasane (19th July 2020)
Day 94 - Hwange NP (20th July 2020)
Day 95 - Bulawayo (21st July 2020)
Day 96 - Matobo NP (22nd July 2020)
Day 97 - Makgadikgadi Pans (23rd July 2020)
Day 98 - Makgadikgadi Pans (24th July 2020)
Day 99 - Shakawe (25th July 2020)
Day 100 - Okavango Delta (26th July 2020)
Day 101 - Okavango Delta (27th July 2020)
Day 102 - Grootfontein (28th July 2020)
Day 103 - Etosha NP (29th July 2020)
Day 104 - Etosha NP (30th July 2020)
Day 105 - Spitzkoppe (31st July 2020)
Day 106 - Swakopmund (1st August 2020)
Day 107 - Swakopmund (2nd August 2020)
Day 108 - Namib Desert (3rd August 2020)
Day 109 - Sesriem (4th August 2020)
Day 110 - Fish River Canyon (5th August 2020)
Day 111 - Noordoewer (6th August 2020)
Day 112 - Citrusdal (7th August 2020)
Day 113 - Cape Town (8th August 2020)
Day 114 - Cape Town (9th August 2020)

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