Rift Valley, Culture & Wildlife

Arba Minch - Nairobi

10 days through Ethiopia, Kenya
FROM: $935 USD + 350 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel, Camping
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.

Visit this traditional village and see how locals have lived there for hundreds of years. Soak in the calm atmosphere of a village that has stood the test of time.
Visit to Samburu tribal community and cultural project
Naivasha Elsamere
Day 1 - Arba Minch (22nd May 2020)

Border Information: If joining in Arba Minch, you will most likely enter Ethiopia at Arba Minch Airport (IATA code: AMH).

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 Arba Minch. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Arba Minch 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 Arba Minch.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Hire bicycles to explore the stunning surrounds of Arba Minch

Hire, Guide and Park fee: 400 ETB

Visit the fascinating village of Chincha to learn all about the culture of the Dorze people

Guide cost (per group): 200 ETB

Day 2 - Konso (23rd May 2020)
Day 3 - Moyale (24th May 2020)
Day 4 - Samburu Village (25th May 2020)
Day 5 - Samburu National Reserve (26th May 2020)
Day 6 - Naro Moru (27th May 2020)
Day 7 - Naro Moru (28th May 2020)
Day 8 - Naivasha (29th May 2020)
Day 9 - Nairobi (30th May 2020)
Day 10 - Nairobi - End Date (31st May 2020)
Departing
Finishing
Total Price (USD)
10 Feb 20 Nairobi
19 Feb 20 Arba Minch
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$935 USD + 350 USD Kitty

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22 May 20 Arba Minch
31 May 20 Nairobi
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04 Nov 20 Nairobi
13 Nov 20 Arba Minch
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18 Jan 21 Arba Minch
27 Jan 21 Nairobi
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08 Feb 21 Nairobi
17 Feb 21 Arba Minch
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21 May 21 Arba Minch
30 May 21 Nairobi
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Duration: 10 days Status: Open Add to basket
10 Nov 21 Nairobi
19 Nov 21 Arba Minch
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Duration: 10 days Status: Open Add to basket
17 Jan 22 Arba Minch
26 Jan 22 Nairobi
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Duration: 10 days Status: Open Add to basket
07 Feb 22 Nairobi
16 Feb 22 Arba Minch
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Duration: 10 days Status: Open Add to basket