Ethiopian & Kenyan Rift Valley & Wildlife

Nairobi - Addis Ababa

24 days through Kenya, Ethiopia
FROM: $3272 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Camping 8 nights
Comfortable Hotel 9 nights
Multishare Hostel 3 nights
Guesthouse 3 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.

Optional trip to 'Crocodile Market' in Arba Minch
Visit Konso and the Konzo Cultural Centre
Overland the desolate stretch between Ethiopia and Kenya
Overnight around the camp fire with Samburu villagers
Wildlife safari in Samburu National Reserve
Explore the lower slopes of Mount Kenya
Explore Hell's Gate NP on horse or bike
Visit the Born Free Foundation at the old home of Joy Adamson

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.

Naivasha Elsamere

Visit to Samburu tribal community and cultural project

Experience the true local culture at this fish market. If you would like to try the soup make sure you bring your own bowl!

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

Head up to the incredible Sanetti Plateau on a day trip with our overland truck stopping to explore the area on foot and search for Ethiopian Wolves

Day 1 - Nairobi (10th November 2021)

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.


Accommodation: Camping


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

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

Entrance: 10 USD

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

Entrance: 1,200 KES

Visit the Langata Giraffe Centre in Nairobi

Entrance: 1,000 KES

Head out on a guided safari walk in Nairobi National Park

Entrance and walk: 50 USD

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

Entrance: 1,200 KES

Day 2 - Naivasha (11th November 2021)
Day 3 - Naro Moru (12th November 2021)
Day 4 - Naro Moru (13th November 2021)
Day 5 - Samburu Village (14th November 2021)
Day 6 - Samburu National Reserve (15th November 2021)
Day 7 - Moyale (16th November 2021)
Day 8 - Konso (17th November 2021)
Day 9 - Arba Minch (18th November 2021)
Day 10 - Arba Minch (19th November 2021)
Day 11 - Arba Minch (20th November 2021)
Day 12 - Wendo Genet (21st November 2021)
Day 13 - Bale Mountains NP (22nd November 2021)
Day 14 - Bale Mountains NP (23rd November 2021)
Day 15 - Bale Mountains NP (24th November 2021)
Day 16 - Lake Ziway (25th November 2021)
Day 17 - Lake Ziway (26th November 2021)
Day 18 - Awash NP (27th November 2021)
Day 19 - Harar (28th November 2021)
Day 20 - Harar (29th November 2021)
Day 21 - Harar (30th November 2021)
Day 22 - Addis Ababa (1st December 2021)
Day 23 - Addis Ababa (2nd December 2021)
Day 24 - Addis Ababa (3rd December 2021)

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