Southern Ethiopia, Gorillas & the Cape

Addis Ababa - Cape Town

94 days through Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia
FROM: $8825 USD + 6,200 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 14 nights
Guesthouse 3 nights
Multishare Hostel 6 nights
Camping 65 nights
Basic Hotel 1 night
Camping without facilities 3 nights
Overnight Boat 1 night
Meals:
Breakfasts x 86, Lunches x 69, Dinners x 69
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
AAO
Deposit:
$1015 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

Journey from the tribes, mountains, forests and plains of East Africa to the wildlife parks and deserts of the south. Go in search of the Big Five as you visit some of the continents finest national parks including Etosha, Chobe, Samburu and Etosha.

You will 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.

With a mixture of wildlife, hiking and other activities this trip will keep you enthralled as you work your way through the itinerary. Leaving lots of time to explore at your own pace we’ll get you away from the tourist trail and genuinely off the beaten track.

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

This trip is a real mixture, overall the infrastructure in terms of roads, camp sites and hotels is good and so life is mostly pretty easy. You’ll have a cook with you (except for the section north of Nairobi) to help with cooking and camp duties. However at stages we will travel through rarely-visited areas which means that creature comforts can be sparse. Be prepared to mix comfort with adventure on this varied journey!

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)
Day 45 - Amboseli NP (17th February 2021)
Day 46 - Arusha (18th February 2021)
Day 47 - Tarangire NP (19th February 2021)
Day 48 - Serengeti NP (20th February 2021)
Day 49 - Serengeti NP (21st February 2021)
Day 50 - Arusha (22nd February 2021)
Day 51 - Lushoto (23rd February 2021)
Day 52 - Lushoto (24th February 2021)
Day 53 - Zanzibar (25th February 2021)
Day 54 - Zanzibar (26th February 2021)
Day 55 - Zanzibar (27th February 2021)
Day 56 - Zanzibar (28th February 2021)
Day 57 - Dar Es Salaam (1st March 2021)
Day 58 - Iringa (2nd March 2021)
Day 59 - Chitimba (3rd March 2021)
Day 60 - Kande (4th March 2021)
Day 61 - Kande (5th March 2021)
Day 62 - Lilongwe (6th March 2021)
Day 63 - South Luangwa NP (7th March 2021)
Day 64 - South Luangwa NP (8th March 2021)
Day 65 - Luangwa River (9th March 2021)
Day 66 - Lower Zambezi Area (10th March 2021)
Day 67 - Lower Zambezi Area (11th March 2021)
Day 68 - Lower Zambezi Area (12th March 2021)
Day 69 - Livingstone (13th March 2021)
Day 70 - Victoria Falls (14th March 2021)
Day 71 - Victoria Falls (15th March 2021)
Day 72 - Victoria Falls (16th March 2021)
Day 73 - Kasane (17th March 2021)
Day 74 - Hwange NP (18th March 2021)
Day 75 - Bulawayo (19th March 2021)
Day 76 - Matobo NP (20th March 2021)
Day 77 - Makgadikgadi Pans (21st March 2021)
Day 78 - Makgadikgadi Pans (22nd March 2021)
Day 79 - Shakawe (23rd March 2021)
Day 80 - Okavango Delta (24th March 2021)
Day 81 - Okavango Delta (25th March 2021)
Day 82 - Grootfontein (26th March 2021)
Day 83 - Etosha NP (27th March 2021)
Day 84 - Etosha NP (28th March 2021)
Day 85 - Spitzkoppe (29th March 2021)
Day 86 - Swakopmund (30th March 2021)
Day 87 - Swakopmund (31st March 2021)
Day 88 - Namib Desert (1st April 2021)
Day 89 - Sesriem (2nd April 2021)
Day 90 - Fish River Canyon (3rd April 2021)
Day 91 - Noordoewer (4th April 2021)
Day 92 - Citrusdal (5th April 2021)
Day 93 - Cape Town (6th April 2021)
Day 94 - Cape Town (7th April 2021)

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