The Roof, Rift & Great Apes

Addis Ababa - Zanzibar

57 days through Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
FROM: $11360 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Boat, Jeep, Private Bus, Ferry
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, African Camp Master
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 12 nights
Guesthouse 3 nights
Multishare Hostel 4 nights
Camping 35 nights
Basic Hotel 1 night
Camping without facilities 1 night
Meals:
Breakfasts x 53, Lunches x 37, Dinners x 37
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
EAZ
Deposit:
$870 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This two month adventure will take you from the impenetrable forests of Bwindi to the open expanses of the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia.

Relax on the white sand beaches of the Spice Islands of Zanzibar and snorkel in its crystal clear waters. Grab your hiking boots as you go in search of the mountain gorillas of Uganda and safari through some of the best known nature reserves in the world including the Serengeti, Maasai Mara and Queen Elizabeth National Park.

You’ll mingle with the tribal people of Samburu, as you learn their culture and way of life during a homestay visit.

Discover the lesser-known wonders of southern Ethiopia including the UNESCO city of Harar and the huge variety of wildlife in Bale National Park.

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
Visit Konso and the Konzo Cultural Centre

A great way to discover eastern Africa, this trip will show you all the highlights along with a lot more of adventures off the beaten track. You should be prepared to let go of any creature comforts and embrace the essence of overland travel. Accommodation will be a mixture of camping and local hotels.

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 (3rd January 2022)

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 (4th January 2022)
Day 3 - Harar (5th January 2022)
Day 4 - Harar (6th January 2022)
Day 5 - Harar (7th January 2022)
Day 6 - Awash NP (8th January 2022)
Day 7 - Lake Ziway (9th January 2022)
Day 8 - Lake Ziway (10th January 2022)
Day 9 - Bale Mountains NP (11th January 2022)
Day 10 - Bale Mountains NP (12th January 2022)
Day 11 - Bale Mountains NP (13th January 2022)
Day 12 - Awasa (14th January 2022)
Day 13 - Arba Minch (15th January 2022)
Day 14 - Arba Minch (16th January 2022)
Day 15 - Arba Minch (17th January 2022)
Day 16 - Konso (18th January 2022)
Day 17 - Moyale (19th January 2022)
Day 18 - Samburu Village (20th January 2022)
Day 19 - Samburu National Reserve (21st January 2022)
Day 20 - Naro Moru (22nd January 2022)
Day 21 - Naro Moru (23rd January 2022)
Day 22 - Naivasha (24th January 2022)
Day 23 - Nairobi (25th January 2022)
Day 24 - Nairobi (26th January 2022)
Day 25 - Kericho (27th January 2022)
Day 26 - Jinja (28th January 2022)
Day 27 - Jinja (29th January 2022)
Day 28 - Nakitoma (30th January 2022)
Day 29 - Kaniyo Pabidi (31st January 2022)
Day 30 - Murchison Falls NP (1st February 2022)
Day 31 - Murchison Falls NP (2nd February 2022)
Day 32 - Mpanga Forest (3rd February 2022)
Day 33 - Queen Elizabeth NP (4th February 2022)
Day 34 - Queen Elizabeth NP (5th February 2022)
Day 35 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (6th February 2022)
Day 36 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (7th February 2022)
Day 37 - Lake Mburo (8th February 2022)
Day 38 - Jinja (9th February 2022)
Day 39 - Nakuru NP (10th February 2022)
Day 40 - Nakuru NP (11th February 2022)
Day 41 - Masai Mara (12th February 2022)
Day 42 - Masai Mara (13th February 2022)
Day 43 - Nairobi (14th February 2022)
Day 44 - Nairobi (15th February 2022)
Day 45 - Amboseli NP (16th February 2022)
Day 46 - Arusha (17th February 2022)
Day 47 - Tarangire NP (18th February 2022)
Day 48 - Serengeti NP (19th February 2022)
Day 49 - Serengeti NP (20th February 2022)
Day 50 - Arusha (21st February 2022)
Day 51 - Lushoto (22nd February 2022)
Day 52 - Lushoto (23rd February 2022)
Day 53 - Dar es Salaam (24th February 2022)
Day 54 - Zanzibar (25th February 2022)
Day 55 - Zanzibar (26th February 2022)
Day 56 - Zanzibar (27th February 2022)
Day 57 - Zanzibar (28th February 2022)

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03 Jan 22 Addis Ababa
28 Feb 22 Zanzibar

$11,400 USD

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05 Jan 22 Zanzibar
02 Mar 22 Addis Ababa

$11,360 USD

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02 Jan 23 Addis Ababa
27 Feb 23 Zanzibar

$11,805 USD

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