Rift Valley, Culture & Wildlife

Nairobi - Arba Minch

10 days through Kenya, Ethiopia
FROM: $1400 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Camping 7 nights
Comfortable Hotel 2 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 9, Lunches x 6, Dinners x 6
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ZAN
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

A short 10-day expedition from the lands of the tribes of the Rift Valley of Ethiopia, crossing the deserts of Northern Kenya and onto the plains and Rift Valley of Kenya. This trip is an off-the-beaten-track journey, allowing us to visit areas of Africa that are much less visited that most of East Africa. But it still has plenty to write home about including a wonderful village stay with the Samburu people (a pastoralist tribe closely related to the Maasai), a safari in Samburu National Reserve (one of the finest wildlife reserves in the country) and a visit to the Elsamere Born Free Foundation by Lake Naivasha.

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

This trip has basic accommodation and some long drive days. We travel through rarely-visited areas which means that creature comforts can be sparse. Be prepared for an adventure.

Naivasha Elsamere

Visit to Samburu tribal community and cultural project

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 - End Date (19th November 2021)

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10 Nov 21 Nairobi
19 Nov 21 Arba Minch

$1,400 USD

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17 Jan 22 Arba Minch
26 Jan 22 Nairobi

$1,430 USD

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07 Feb 22 Nairobi
16 Feb 22 Arba Minch

$1,430 USD

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20 May 22 Arba Minch
29 May 22 Nairobi

$1,440 USD

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09 Nov 22 Nairobi
18 Nov 22 Arba Minch

$1,455 USD

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16 Jan 23 Arba Minch
25 Jan 23 Nairobi

$1,485 USD

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06 Feb 23 Nairobi
15 Feb 23 Arba Minch

$1,485 USD

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