Ethiopian & Kenyan Rift Valley & Wildlife

Addis Ababa - Nairobi

24 days through Ethiopia, Kenya
FROM: $2585 USD + 830 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 9 nights
Guesthouse 3 nights
Multishare Hostel 3 nights
Camping 8 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 22, Lunches x 10, Dinners x 10
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ZEN
Deposit:
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

South east of Addis lies the historic UNESCO world heritage city of Harar and the Bale Mountains where you’ll have two days to explore all the national park has to offer.

Further south still, we cut through East Africa's Rift Valley and through the tribal lands of Southern Ethiopia and on into the deserts of Northern Kenya, before encountering the wildlife of Samburu National Reserve. In the reserve you’ll also discover how the Samburu people live their lives during a cultural homestay. Then it’s on passed Mt. Kenya and rejoin the Rift Valley, to Nairobi.

Explore chaotic and bustling Addis Ababa
Guided tour of the ancient UNESCO city of Harar
Witness the traditional feeding of the hyenas
Follow the scout along the trails of Awash NP
Take a boat trip across Lake Ziway and explore the Coptic monastery
2 days hiking in the beautiful Bale Mountains
Search for a rare sighting of Ethiopian wolves on the Sanetti Plateau
Relax in the Hot Springs at Wendo Genet
Optional trip to 'Crocodile Market' in Arba Minch

A challenging journey, with plenty of outdoor activities. Crossing remote areas of Africa, this trip is ideal for folk who enjoy getting off the beaten track and sometimes out of their comfort zone. Mainly staying in small local hotels, this is a great adventure.

Enjoy a full day city tour of Addis Ababa

Take a guided tour for half of the day through the winding streets of this ancient city.

Witness Harar's tradition of feeding wild Hyenas by hand each evening just outside the city walls

Head out with a scout to explore the trails of this National Park.

Horse/mule treks or guided hikes through Bale Mountain National Park

Day 1 - Addis Ababa (8th May 2020)

Border Information: If joining in Addis Ababa, you will most likely enter Ethiopia at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (IATA code: ADD).

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.

The rest of the day before this meeting will be free to explore Addis Ababa and visit the city's many museums - we recommend that you arrive early (or the night before) if you would like the chance to fully explore the sights of Addis Ababa. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Addis Ababa 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 Addis Ababa.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Visit Africa Hall - a symbol of African independence and optimism

Entrance: Free

Explore the fascinating Ethnological Museum one of the best museums in Africa set in a former palace of Haile Selassie

Entrance: 100 ETB

Visit the Menelik Mausoleum, built to serve as the tombs of emperors and princes

Entrance: Free

Stroll through the Addis Ababa Mercato - one of the largest markets in Africa

Entrance: Free

Visit "Lucy" one of the oldest complete hominid skeletons ever found at the National Museum

Entrance: 10 ETB

Visit the St. George's Cathedral (Giorgis Cathedral), built to commemorate Ethiopia's victory over the Italians in 1896

Entrance: 100 ETB

Day 2 - Addis Ababa (9th May 2020)
Day 3 - Harar (10th May 2020)
Day 4 - Harar (11th May 2020)
Day 5 - Harar (12th May 2020)
Day 6 - Awash NP (13th May 2020)
Day 7 - Lake Ziway (14th May 2020)
Day 8 - Lake Ziway (15th May 2020)
Day 9 - Bale Mountains NP (16th May 2020)
Day 10 - Bale Mountains NP (17th May 2020)
Day 11 - Bale Mountains NP (18th May 2020)
Day 12 - Awasa (19th May 2020)
Day 13 - Arba Minch (20th May 2020)
Day 14 - Arba Minch (21st May 2020)
Day 15 - Arba Minch (22nd May 2020)
Day 16 - Konso (23rd May 2020)
Day 17 - Moyale (24th May 2020)
Day 18 - Samburu Village (25th May 2020)
Day 19 - Samburu National Reserve (26th May 2020)
Day 20 - Naro Moru (27th May 2020)
Day 21 - Naro Moru (28th May 2020)
Day 22 - Naivasha (29th May 2020)
Day 23 - Nairobi (30th May 2020)
Day 24 - Nairobi (31st May 2020)

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08 May 20 Addis Ababa
31 May 20 Nairobi

$2,585 USD + 830 USD Kitty

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04 Nov 20 Nairobi
27 Nov 20 Addis Ababa
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04 Jan 21 Addis Ababa
27 Jan 21 Nairobi
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$2,615 USD + 830 USD Kitty

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08 Feb 21 Nairobi
03 Mar 21 Addis Ababa

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07 May 21 Addis Ababa
30 May 21 Nairobi

$2,640 USD + 830 USD Kitty

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10 Nov 21 Nairobi
03 Dec 21 Addis Ababa

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03 Jan 22 Addis Ababa
26 Jan 22 Nairobi

$2,685 USD + 830 USD Kitty

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07 Feb 22 Nairobi
02 Mar 22 Addis Ababa

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