Ethiopia Kenya Tour
Ethiopia Kenya tour safari is a 13 day African safari to Ethiopia and Kenya. This is a historic, scenic, wildlife and cultural safari in Eastern Africa. The Ethiopia Kenya safari starts in Addis Ababa and ends in Nairobi.
About the 13 Day Ethiopia Kenya Tour
Ethiopia Kenya tour safari is a 13 day African safari to Ethiopia and Kenya. This is a historic, scenic, wildlife and cultural safari in Eastern Africa. The Ethiopia Kenya safari starts in Addis Ababa and ends in Nairobi. You will enjoy the best of Cushitic and nilotic colorful cultures on the Tour.
Look forward to the big five safari in Masai Mara National Reserve. You will also enjoy birding in Lake Nakuru National Park. Amboseli National Park is also home to the big five and great Kilimanjaro views
This Ethiopia Kenya tour safari enables you to interact with the different cultures. You will traverse southern Ethiopia and Northen Kenya enjoying African wildlife and sceneries.
Highlights of About the 13 Day Ethiopia Kenya Tour
You’ll not miss Lalibela while on the Ethiopia safari tour part. Lalibela is inexcusably the most scenic place in Ethiopia. The Kenya safari tour section exposes you to the big five wildlife tracking and birding. Masai Mara is the highlight here.
- Lake Tana Monasteries and Blue Nile Falls in Bahir Dar
- Royal Compound and Debre Birhan Selassie church in Gondar
- Famous rock-hewn churches of Lalibela
- National Museum, merkato, Entoto Mountain in Addis Ababa
- Great game drives
- Superb sun downers
- Lovely topography and landscape
- Beautiful and amazing people
13 Day Ethiopia Kenya Tour Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Addis Ababa
You will be met on arrival at Bole International Airport. Our Ethiopia safari rep will help with the arrival. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Addis Ababa. You will have time to settle in and be briefed on your 13 day Ethiopia Kenya tour safari.
Today you have a city tour of Addis Ababa. You will enjoy a tour to Entoto Mountain. This was the capital of Ethiopia before Addis Ababa. The tour takes you to Merkato that is said to be Africa’s largest open-air market.
You will also visit the National Museum. This is home of Lucy, hominid skeleton dating back 3.2 million years. In the evening you’ll enjoy a traditional Ethiopian dinner. This comes with cultural music and dance show. Your overnight will be at Ghion Hotel.
Day 2: Addis Ababa – Bahir Dar
Your day on the 13 day Ethiopia Kenya tour safari will start early. This will be with breakfast at your hotel. This is to be followed by a transfer to the airport. You will be in time for the morning flight to Bahir Dar.
You will be met by our guide upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Later you’ll embark on a boat trip on Lake Tana. You’ll explore the monasteries hidden on the shores and islands of Lake Tana. In the afternoon you’ll go out of town to the Blue Nile Falls. This will be for an easy hike in the area.
You’ll end the day with a sunset over Lake Tana from the top of Bezawit Hill. This is next to the former palace of Haile Selassie. Your overnight in Bahir Dar will be at Tana Hotel.
Day 3: Bahir Dar – Gondar
You will begin your day with an early breakfast on this 13 day Ethiopia Kenya tour safari. This will be followed by departure from your hotel in Bahir Dar. You will be driving north to Gondar. The drive will take you through rural villages. The villages offer wonderful insight into the Amhara culture. You’ll get to interact with their traditional agricultural methods still in use today.
You are expected at your Gondar hotel before lunch time. The afternoon will be spent exploring the sites of Gondar. They include the Royal Enclosure, with six castles and several other buildings. Additionally, you’ll visit Fasilidas’s Pool, still used for Timket celebrations today.
There is also the Debre Birhan Selassie church. It has the most famous ceiling in Ethiopia. You’ll sleep in Gondar at the Goha Hotel. This is set on a hill overlooking the town of Gondar.
Day 4: Gondar – Lalibela
You’ll start the day on 13 day Ethiopia Kenya tour safari with an early breakfast. This will be followed by a transfer to the airport. Enjoy the morning flight onto Lalibela. This is the most famous of all the Ethiopian historical sites.
After lunch, begin to explore the 11 rock-hewn churches of the remarkable king Lalibela. You’ll first visit the Northwestern Cluster of churches. They are Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Maryam and Bet Meskel. You also have Bet Danaghel, Bet Mikael and Bet Golgotha.
Entry is not permitted for women at Bet Golgotha. Your overnight in Lalibela will be at Alief Paradise Hotel.
Day 5: Lalibela
You’ll spend the full day of Ethiopia Kenya tour safari in Lalibela. The morning will be spent on a trip to the church of Yimrehanne Kristos. It is the most popular of the churches outside of Lalibela. This church is built with layers of wood and granite. It is set in the entrance to a large cavern.
Your Ethiopia Kenya tour safari will return to Lalibela for lunch break. You’ll have the afternoon visiting the Southeastern Cluster of churches. They include Bet Gabriel-Rufael, Bet Merkorios, Bet Amanual, and Bet Abba Libanos.
You cannot finish Ethiopia Kenya tour safari here without visiting Bet Giyorgis. It is the most famous Ethiopian church. It was constructed in honor of the patron saint of Ethiopia – Saint George. Overnight will be in Lalibela at Alief Paradise Hotel.
Day 6: Lalibela - Addis Ababa
You will wake up to your breakfast in the hotel. This is before your Ethiopia Kenya tour safariventure out. You will visit the nearby monastery of Na’akuto La’ab. This is set on the side of a cliff.
This will be followed by a transfer to the airport. You will be there in time for the 1150hrs flight to Addis Ababa. Here you’ll be met and transferred to your Addis Ababa hotel. You will have your overnight at Ghion Hotel.
Day 7: Addis Ababa - Nairobi
You’ll have the morning of this Ethiopia Kenya tour safari at leisure. You’ll be picked up for a transfer to the Bole International Airport. This is in time for your departure flight from Ethiopia to Nairobi.
Meet upon arrival by our Kenya safari representative. Enjoy a transfer to the 680 Sentrim Hotel for overnight booked on bed and breakfast basis
Day 8 - Nairobi - Masai Mara National Park
You will leave for Masai Mara after breakfast. This is a drive through the Mau Escarpments. You will get into the floor of the Rift Valley as you head to Masai Mara National Reserve. You will arrive in time for lunch at the Mara Leisure Lodge. Enjoy a short rest that will prepare you for the afternoon.
At 1600 hrs, you will embark on an afternoon game drive. Look forward to seeing wildebeest, zebra and Thompson’s gazelle to the famous “Big Five”. Others include leopard, hyenas, elephants, herds of buffaloes and many others. Return back to your Masai Mara safari lodge in time for dinner and overnight.
Day 9 - Masai Mara National Reserve
Ethiopia Kenya tour safari day spent in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Here you will have both morning and afternoon game drives. They will be at 0630 hrs and 1600 hrs respectively.
The Masai Mara Game Reserve is the northern extension of the Serengeti National Park. Its rolling plains are home to hundreds of plains game together with predators that feed on them.
African wildlife here includes dik-diks, bat-eared fox, caracals and aardwolf. There is a variety of mongoose, baboons, monkeys, warthogs. Others are Nile crocodile, hippos, black rhino, and over 350 species of birds. All your meals and overnight will be at Mara Leisure Lodge.
About Masai Mara Game Reserve
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is also spelt Masai Mara. It was established in 1948, it is approximately 1510 sq. km. in size and adjoins Tanzania’s Serengeti.
This is Kenya’s number one tourist destination. It holds spectacular scenery as well as vast amounts of bird and wildlife. The Reserve is famous for its huge herds of Wildebeest and Zebra. They do migrate through Maasai Mara from the Serengeti around June-October each year.
Maasai Mara is a reserve not a national park. This means it is totally un-fenced and is run by the local county rather than the national Government.
The famed Maasai Mara is one of Africa’s most acclaimed wildlife reserves. It is renowned for its wildebeest migration, prides of lion and huge herds of plains animals. The Mara is the northern part of the Serengeti Plains. we find excellent wildlife viewing all year long in these grasslands.
The reserve is named for the Maasai tribes people. They are the traditional inhabitants of the area. They graze cattle here, and the Mara River that runs through it.
Day 10 - Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru National Park
Start your on day with an early breakfast before check out. You will leave Masai Mara headed to Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru is one of the many beautiful Rift Valley Lakes.
The park is home to millions of flamingos and other bird and animal life. You will arrive in time for lunch at the Maili Saba Safari Camp. After a short rest you will enjoy an afternoon game viewing at 1600 hrs.
What to see in this small National Park in Kenya include flamingoes and pelicans. we also have baboons, black and white rhinos. Others are the other members of the big five. They are the lion, leopard and buffalo including the cheetah. Return back to your lodge in Nakuru for dinner and overnight.
About Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru a shallow and alkaline lake on the bed of the Great Rift Valley. It has earned its fame as the home of the greatest bird spectacle in the world. There is a myriad of often more than a million pink flamingos. These seasonally use its waters to feed on the abundant algae. The algae which thrives in its shallow warm waters.
Lake Nakuru lies 160 kms (100 miles) from Nairobi by road. Enjoy a variety of Kenya's birdlife on the beautiful lakes of the Rift Valley. Here animals graze on the shoreline. Flamingo concentrations vary according to season.
Day 11 - L. Nakuru - Amboseli National Park
Wake up to an early breakfast in Maili Saba safari camp. This will be followed by departure via Nairobi. You will be driving South through the Masai land to Amboseli National Park. You will arrive in time for lunch at the Amboseli Sentrim Camp.
A short rest after lunch will be enough to prepare you for the afternoon game drive. At 1600 hrs embark on an afternoon game drive to introduce you to Amboseli’s flora and fauna. Later return back to your safari lodge in Amboseli National Park. This is in time for dinner and overnight.
About Amboseli National Park
Amboseli is often mentioned as just second in popularity to the incredible Masai Mara. The Amboseli National Park is a highly recommended safari destination in Kenya. Accommodation in luxury lodges ensures you have everything you need. This is while you enjoy some of the most exciting game drives on the African continent.
The Amboseli National Park is just over 200km to the south-east of Nairobi. It can be accessed by road or by plane. Two main roads available from Nairobi lead to the gates of the national park. But if you prefer to fly, the park has its own airstrip for light plane at the Empusel gate.
Amboseli is such a great location for African safari. It combines with other safari destinations in Kenya or in neighboring Tanzania. They include the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park and the Arusha National Park. Amboseli is fantastic in combination with a Masai Mara safari as well.
Day 12 - Amboseli National Park
Full day on Ethiopia Kenya tour safari spent at the Amboseli National Park. This will be accompanied with morning and evening game drives. Located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, the park has a lot of wildlife.
The plain makes sighting of animals much easier when in Amboseli. On a clear day you will be able to see the tallest mountain in Africa, the Mount Kilimanjaro. All meals and overnight will be at the Amboseli Sentrim Lodge.
Day 13 - Nairobi
You will leave from the safari lodge after breakfast. This is to be followed by a drive through the park as you check out. You will be heading back to Nairobi. Your arrival will be in the early afternoon. You will end your Ethiopia Kenya tour safari with a drop off at the airport in time for your flight home.
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13 Day Ethiopia Kenya Safari Costs:
What is included in the 13 Day Ethiopia Kenya Safari cost?
- All transfer in and out
- All Domestic flights
- Flight Addis Ababa - Nairobi
- All transport in Addis Ababa, Bahir dar, Gonder and Laliblea
- Professional English Speaking guide
- Hotel Room on Double Occupancy basis. (i.e sharing a Double room) including Breakfast in Ethiopia and Nairobi
- All entrance fees, local guide fee, scout, and boat fees
- Bottled natural water every day
- Service tax.
- Accommodation in Kenya
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on Masai Mara Lake Nakuru Amboseli Safari
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
13 Day Ethiopia Kenya Safari Price excludes:
- Personal expenses (tips, photo and video fees, phone calls, table drinks, laundry, etc.)
- Meals (lunch and dinner)
- Any other services/expenses not mentioned above.
What to Carry on the 13 Day Ethiopia Kenya Safari?
- Light and a few heavy clothings for evenings
- Closed, comfortable shoes
- Sun protection like sun cream, hat