Ethiopia, Gorillas & the Cape

Gondar - Cape Town

114 days through Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia
FROM: $10740 USD + 6,890 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Boat, Jeep, Private Bus, Ferry, Canoe, Mokoro
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, African Camp Master
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 26 nights
Camping without facilities 8 nights
Basic Hotel 4 nights
Guesthouse 3 nights
Multishare Hostel 6 nights
Camping 65 nights
Overnight Boat 1 night
Meals:
Breakfasts x 105, Lunches x 74, Dinners x 74
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
AGO
Deposit:
$1015 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

Experience some of the most awe-inspiring sights that East and Southern Africa has to offer; from the tribes, mountains, forests and plains of East Africa to the wildlife parks and deserts of the south.

Wander the streets of Lalibela as you go in search of the rock-hewn churches in the seldom-visited country of Ethiopia. As well as seeing some of this countries amazing historical architecture you’ll also witness its varied wildlife and landscapes, from the Danakil Depression to the lush vistas of the Simien Mountains National Park.

Along the way you will experience at very close quarters Africa's most spectacular wildlife and visit some of its finest national parks, such as the Serengeti, Masai Mara in the east and Chobe and Etosha in the south.

We’ll get you truly get off the beaten track as you overland between Ethiopia and Kenya, enjoying a homestay with the Samburu people of northern Kenya. Further along the way you’ll meet mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda and elephants, lions, cheetahs and more in Tanzania and Kenya and again in Botswana and in Namibia. However, it's the raw experience of walking safaris to find white rhino in Zimbabwe and canoeing down Zambian rivers in the Lower Zambezi region that get you right up close to Africa's flora and fauna.

A wonderfully varied journey, you’ll witness the staggering changes of the landscapes and cultures as you drive along this long but rewarding route.

Guided tour of the fascinating ancient royal city of Gondar, Ethiopia
3 nights in the fabulously scenic Simien Mountains NP
Spot geladas, ibex, Ethiopian wolves and many other endemic species
Guided tour of palaces and temples in historic Axum
2 day 4 x 4 adventure to the spectacular Danakil Depression
Guided tour of the ancient rock hewn and churches and monastries in Lalibela
Boat trip on Lake Tana to witness the source of the Blue Nile
Drive the dramatic roads of the Blue Nile gorge
Explore chaotic and bustling Addis Ababa

This trip is a real mixture; whilst overall the infrastructure in terms of roads, camp sites and hotels is good there will be times when the roads leave a lot to be desired, for example the road to the Danakil Depression is described as the ‘worst’ road in the world. Some small local hotels interspersed with some wild camping will mean that you shouldn’t expect too much luxury.

However, you’ll have a cook with you (except for the section north of Nairobi) to help with cooking and camp duties. Be prepared to mix comfort with adventure on this varied journey!

Learn all about medieval Ethiopia on a half-day guided tour of the castles churches and baths of Gondar

2 days of guided treks in the Simien Mountains National Park

Guided tour of palaces and temples in historic Axum

Explore the Tigray rock-hewn churches at Mekele

Journey out on an incredible 2 day/1 night excursion to the Danakil Depression

Day 1 - Gondar (15th December 2020)

Border Information: if joining in Gondar, you will most likely enter Ethiopia at Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport (IATA code: GDQ).

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. If you are continuing to Kenya or beyond, your leader will need to check the validity dates of your Ethiopian visa.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Gondar (16th December 2020)
Day 3 - Simien Mountains NP (17th December 2020)
Day 4 - Simien Mountains NP (18th December 2020)
Day 5 - Simien Mountains NP (19th December 2020)
Day 6 - Simien Mountains NP (20th December 2020)
Day 7 - Axum (21st December 2020)
Day 8 - Axum (22nd December 2020)
Day 9 - Mekele (23rd December 2020)
Day 10 - Danakil Depression (24th December 2020)
Day 11 - Mekele (25th December 2020)
Day 12 - Lalibela (26th December 2020)
Day 13 - Lalibela (27th December 2020)
Day 14 - Lalibela (28th December 2020)
Day 15 - Awra Amba (29th December 2020)
Day 16 - Bahir Dar (30th December 2020)
Day 17 - Bahir Dar (31st December 2020)
Day 18 - Bahir Dar (1st January 2021)
Day 19 - Debre Markos (2nd January 2021)
Day 20 - Addis Ababa (3rd January 2021)
Day 21 - Addis Ababa (4th January 2021)
Day 22 - Addis Ababa (5th January 2021)
Day 23 - Harar (6th January 2021)
Day 24 - Harar (7th January 2021)
Day 25 - Harar (8th January 2021)
Day 26 - Awash NP (9th January 2021)
Day 27 - Lake Ziway (10th January 2021)
Day 28 - Lake Ziway (11th January 2021)
Day 29 - Bale Mountains NP (12th January 2021)
Day 30 - Bale Mountains NP (13th January 2021)
Day 31 - Bale Mountains NP (14th January 2021)
Day 32 - Awasa (15th January 2021)
Day 33 - Arba Minch (16th January 2021)
Day 34 - Arba Minch (17th January 2021)
Day 35 - Arba Minch (18th January 2021)
Day 36 - Konso (19th January 2021)
Day 37 - Moyale (20th January 2021)
Day 38 - Samburu Village (21st January 2021)
Day 39 - Samburu National Reserve (22nd January 2021)
Day 40 - Naro Moru (23rd January 2021)
Day 41 - Naro Moru (24th January 2021)
Day 42 - Naivasha (25th January 2021)
Day 43 - Nairobi (26th January 2021)
Day 44 - Nairobi (27th January 2021)
Day 45 - Kericho (28th January 2021)
Day 46 - Jinja (29th January 2021)
Day 47 - Jinja (30th January 2021)
Day 48 - Nakitoma (31st January 2021)
Day 49 - Kaniyo Pabidi (1st February 2021)
Day 50 - Murchison Falls NP (2nd February 2021)
Day 51 - Murchison Falls NP (3rd February 2021)
Day 52 - Mpanga Forest (4th February 2021)
Day 53 - Queen Elizabeth NP (5th February 2021)
Day 54 - Queen Elizabeth NP (6th February 2021)
Day 55 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (7th February 2021)
Day 56 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (8th February 2021)
Day 57 - Lake Mburo (9th February 2021)
Day 58 - Jinja (10th February 2021)
Day 59 - Nakuru NP (11th February 2021)
Day 60 - Nakuru NP (12th February 2021)
Day 61 - Masai Mara (13th February 2021)
Day 62 - Masai Mara (14th February 2021)
Day 63 - Nairobi (15th February 2021)
Day 64 - Nairobi (16th February 2021)
Day 65 - Amboseli NP (17th February 2021)
Day 66 - Arusha (18th February 2021)
Day 67 - Tarangire NP (19th February 2021)
Day 68 - Serengeti NP (20th February 2021)
Day 69 - Serengeti NP (21st February 2021)
Day 70 - Arusha (22nd February 2021)
Day 71 - Lushoto (23rd February 2021)
Day 72 - Lushoto (24th February 2021)
Day 73 - Zanzibar (25th February 2021)
Day 74 - Zanzibar (26th February 2021)
Day 75 - Zanzibar (27th February 2021)
Day 76 - Zanzibar (28th February 2021)
Day 77 - Dar Es Salaam (1st March 2021)
Day 78 - Iringa (2nd March 2021)
Day 79 - Chitimba (3rd March 2021)
Day 80 - Kande (4th March 2021)
Day 81 - Kande (5th March 2021)
Day 82 - Lilongwe (6th March 2021)
Day 83 - South Luangwa NP (7th March 2021)
Day 84 - South Luangwa NP (8th March 2021)
Day 85 - Luangwa River (9th March 2021)
Day 86 - Lower Zambezi Area (10th March 2021)
Day 87 - Lower Zambezi Area (11th March 2021)
Day 88 - Lower Zambezi Area (12th March 2021)
Day 89 - Livingstone (13th March 2021)
Day 90 - Victoria Falls (14th March 2021)
Day 91 - Victoria Falls (15th March 2021)
Day 92 - Victoria Falls (16th March 2021)
Day 93 - Kasane (17th March 2021)
Day 94 - Hwange NP (18th March 2021)
Day 95 - Bulawayo (19th March 2021)
Day 96 - Matobo NP (20th March 2021)
Day 97 - Makgadikgadi Pans (21st March 2021)
Day 98 - Makgadikgadi Pans (22nd March 2021)
Day 99 - Shakawe (23rd March 2021)
Day 100 - Okavango Delta (24th March 2021)
Day 101 - Okavango Delta (25th March 2021)
Day 102 - Grootfontein (26th March 2021)
Day 103 - Etosha NP (27th March 2021)
Day 104 - Etosha NP (28th March 2021)
Day 105 - Spitzkoppe (29th March 2021)
Day 106 - Swakopmund (30th March 2021)
Day 107 - Swakopmund (31st March 2021)
Day 108 - Namib Desert (1st April 2021)
Day 109 - Sesriem (2nd April 2021)
Day 110 - Fish River Canyon (3rd April 2021)
Day 111 - Noordoewer (4th April 2021)
Day 112 - Citrusdal (5th April 2021)
Day 113 - Cape Town (6th April 2021)
Day 114 - Cape Town (7th April 2021)

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08 Aug 21 Cape Town

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