Gorillas, Gameparks & The Roof of Africa

Addis Ababa - Nairobi

44 days through Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda
FROM: $4460 USD + 3,060 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Boat, Jeep, Private Bus
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, African Camp Master
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 9 nights
Guesthouse 3 nights
Multishare Hostel 4 nights
Camping 25 nights
Basic Hotel 1 night
Camping without facilities 1 night
Meals:
Breakfasts x 41, Lunches x 28, Dinners x 28
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
EAR
Deposit:
$870 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

Mix some of the most amazing wildlife experiences that the continent has to offer with some of it’s lesser-known gems.

Explore the historic UNESCO world heritage city of Harar, an ancient trading hotspot, and in stark contrast discover the abundance of wildlife as you wander the Bale Mountains National Park.

Journeying through the Rift Valley you’ll truly get off the beaten track and experience overloading at its best.

As your trip travels over the north of Lake Victoria you’ll be treated to a selection of unforgettable experiences. From the adrenaline activities of Jinga, to the safaris of Nakuru and Queen Elizabeth National Park and the mesmeric activity of watching a family of mountains gorillas interact with each other in Bwindi.

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 real mixed trip with just over half of it spent camping and the rest in a mixture of hotels, guesthouses and hostels. Local hotels will be comfortable but don’t expect any luxuries. With some long drive days to be expected, you’ll get to bond with the rest of the group as you watch the world go by.

You’ll have the experience of an African camp master to help prep food when camping - but don’t forget you’ll have your own jobs around camp too! An adventurous journey that will be one that you won’t forget!

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 (4th January 2021)

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 (5th January 2021)
Day 3 - Harar (6th January 2021)
Day 4 - Harar (7th January 2021)
Day 5 - Harar (8th January 2021)
Day 6 - Awash NP (9th January 2021)
Day 7 - Lake Ziway (10th January 2021)
Day 8 - Lake Ziway (11th January 2021)
Day 9 - Bale Mountains NP (12th January 2021)
Day 10 - Bale Mountains NP (13th January 2021)
Day 11 - Bale Mountains NP (14th January 2021)
Day 12 - Awasa (15th January 2021)
Day 13 - Arba Minch (16th January 2021)
Day 14 - Arba Minch (17th January 2021)
Day 15 - Arba Minch (18th January 2021)
Day 16 - Konso (19th January 2021)
Day 17 - Moyale (20th January 2021)
Day 18 - Samburu Village (21st January 2021)
Day 19 - Samburu National Reserve (22nd January 2021)
Day 20 - Naro Moru (23rd January 2021)
Day 21 - Naro Moru (24th January 2021)
Day 22 - Naivasha (25th January 2021)
Day 23 - Nairobi (26th January 2021)
Day 24 - Nairobi (27th January 2021)
Day 25 - Kericho (28th January 2021)
Day 26 - Jinja (29th January 2021)
Day 27 - Jinja (30th January 2021)
Day 28 - Nakitoma (31st January 2021)
Day 29 - Kaniyo Pabidi (1st February 2021)
Day 30 - Murchison Falls NP (2nd February 2021)
Day 31 - Murchison Falls NP (3rd February 2021)
Day 32 - Mpanga Forest (4th February 2021)
Day 33 - Queen Elizabeth NP (5th February 2021)
Day 34 - Queen Elizabeth NP (6th February 2021)
Day 35 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (7th February 2021)
Day 36 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (8th February 2021)
Day 37 - Lake Mburo (9th February 2021)
Day 38 - Jinja (10th February 2021)
Day 39 - Nakuru NP (11th February 2021)
Day 40 - Nakuru NP (12th February 2021)
Day 41 - Masai Mara (13th February 2021)
Day 42 - Masai Mara (14th February 2021)
Day 43 - Nairobi (15th February 2021)
Day 44 - Nairobi (16th February 2021)

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15 Oct 20 Nairobi
27 Nov 20 Addis Ababa

$4,460 USD + 3,090 USD Kitty

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04 Jan 21 Addis Ababa
16 Feb 21 Nairobi

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19 Jan 21 Nairobi
03 Mar 21 Addis Ababa

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07 May 21 Addis Ababa
19 Jun 21 Nairobi

$4,560 USD + 3,060 USD Kitty

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21 Oct 21 Nairobi
03 Dec 21 Addis Ababa

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03 Jan 22 Addis Ababa
15 Feb 22 Nairobi

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18 Jan 22 Nairobi
02 Mar 22 Addis Ababa

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