From (AUD)$14,295
Days22
Airfares included
See two different sides of Africa, from the wilderness of Kenya to the historic streets of Ethiopia. Search for zebras, gazelles and the ‘Big 5’ in Samburu and the Maasai Mara before enjoying rich culinary delights in Addis Ababa. Admire spectacular scenery in the Simien Mountains, marvel at the medieval castles of Gondar and see the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
Group Size — Max 12
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $385pp pre-paid
Transport — 4WD safari vehicle, Boat, Coach, Light Aircraft & Plane
No Hidden Extras
Explore Samburu National Reserve, home to a diverse range of amazing wildlife.
Discover Lake Nakuru. One of the Great Rift Valley’s soda lakes, it’s famous for its diverse birdlife and rhino population.
Discover the majestic Blue Nile Falls. Estimated to be over 40-metres-high and 400-metres-wide during the wet season, the falls are the most dramatic spectacle on the Nile.
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Simien Mountains, some of Africa's most beautiful ranges.

Special Experiences

Visit Thomson's Falls and enjoy lunch en route to Lake Nakuru. At 74-metres-high, this scenic waterfall is located on the Ewaso Ng'iro River and upstream, one of the highest hippo pools in Kenya can be found.
Enjoy a Swahili cooking class at Sarova Mara Game Camp, first exploring the in-house herb and vegetable garden.
Explore Addis Ababa’s best restaurants on a culinary walking tour. Learn the story and traditions behind each dish and get to know more of the local neighbourhoods.
Discover Jinbar Waterfall, one of Africa's highest at 500 metres. Situated in Geech Abyss, the water plunges into the 800-metre-deep canyon below. Here you may be able to spot the Lammergeyers (Bearded Vultures) circling above.
Uncover one of the 'wonders of the world', the first and second group of monolithic rock-hewn churches in Lalibela. Each church boasts a unique architectural style and is superbly carved and decorated with well-preserved art.

Itinerary Kenya & Ethiopia

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Kenya & Ethiopia

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Welcome to Africa 

  • Experience a traditional African dinner at Carnivore Restaurant.
  • Visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, one of the world’s most extraordinary animal rehabilitation programs.
  • Visit The Giraffe Centre, an important conservation initiative created by the ‘African Fund for Endangered Wildlife’. Feed and get up close and personal with these majestic creatures from elevated platforms.
  • Tour the Karen Blixen Museum, presenting a glimpse of the life of Karen Blixen, an extraordinary farmer and the author of ‘Out of Africa’.
  • Explore rugged and remote Samburu National Reserve on game drives. The reserve attracts some amazing wildlife including giraffe, buffalo, waterbuck, zebra and much more!
  • Visit a Samburu Village for protected Samburu women and their children.
  • Visit Thomson's Falls en-route to Lake Nakuru from Samburu. At 74 metres high, this beautifully scenic waterfall is located on the Ewaso Ng'iro river and upstream, one of the highest hippo pools in Kenya can be found. Lunch will also be enjoyed before continuing to Lake Nakuru.
  • Take a spectacular game drive in the Lake Nakuru National Park, a sanctuary for migratory water birds.
  • Spend 2 nights in a luxury tent in the heart of the Maasai Mara.
  • Enjoy a Swahili cooking class at the Sarova Mara Game Camp.
  • Experience unforgettable game drives in the Maasai Mara, Kenya’s finest and most famous reserve. With its abundance of wildlife and rolling savannahs, it makes for amazing game-viewing. Keep an eye out for millions of wildebeest and zebras which migrate here annually.
  • Enjoy an incredible bush dinner under the Maasai Mara stars.

Discover the diversity of Ethiopia

  • Enjoy a panoramic view of Addis Adaba from it's former capital Entoto.
  • City tour of Addis Ababa including the Ethnological (Haile Selassie House) Museum, National Museum and the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
  • Explore some of Addis Ababa's best restaurants on a culinary walking tour.
  • Take a short hike to the lookout point of majestic Blue Nile Falls.
  • Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Tana visiting the beautifully decorated Monastaries of Ura Kidane Miheret and Azwa Mariam.
  • Visit the fascinating village of Awra Amba, where everyone is equal and works collectively to make them independent from aid and poverty.
  • Explore the remains of the Fasilidas empire in Gondar, including the castles, palaces, residents and baths.
  • Visit the church of Debre Berham Selassie (Light of the Trinity) and admire its colourful frescoes.
  • Explore Simien Mountains National Park on foot and by safari vehicle in search of the local endemic animals such as the Ethiopian wolf, waliya ibex and gelada baboons.
  • Discover Jinbar Waterfall, one of Africa's highest at 500 metres. Located in Geech Abyss, the water tumbles into the 800-metre-deep canyon below.
  • Explore 'one of the wonders of the world', the first and second group of rock hewn churches which have been carved out of the pink granite rock in Lalibela.

 

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Africa. Taxes included
  • 3 economy-class flights within Africa
  • 1 light plane flight within Kenya
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding shared lodge open safari 4WD)
  • Tipping Made Easy, $385pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 12 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • 3 nights in 4-4½ star African lodges
  • 2 nights in a luxury-style tent in the heart of the Maasai Mara
  • 2 nights in Simien Mountains National Park, the highest hotel in Africa (3,260 metres)

Meals

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  • 19 breakfasts, 16 lunches and 16 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based driver/guides in Kenya
  • English-speaking locally based national guide throughout Ethiopia
  • English-speaking locally based guides in Ethiopia

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Entrance Fees

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  • Entrance fees to all national parks and reserves

Some things to note

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Luggage Information

Africa-Luggage

Because of the limited storage space in light aircraft and safari vehicles in Africa, please note the following luggage restrictions for this tour.

  • A soft bag is required
  • There is a maximum weight of 15kg per person

If you have any other questions about luggage requirements, please feel free to call one of our consultants on 1800 286 645 or email us.

Optional Excursions

Bunnik Tours has a small number of optional extras that may be available to you on your small group tour. These optional extras are based on special-interest activities that don't always appeal to everyone, meaning they're truly optional. To view our optional excursions in Africa click here

Accommodation Kenya & Ethiopia

Accommodation

Tamarind Tree Hotel

Kenya flag Nairobi

Tamarind Tree Hotel Carnivore Nairobi is ideally located just 5 kms to the southwest of Nairobi within the spacious Carnivore grounds and its iconic Carnivore Restaurant.  The hotel is exquisitely designed using modern fittings to reflect authentic African Culture. The property also features free Wi-Fi throughout, an outdoor pool, barbecue, and restaurant. All rooms are air-conditioned and benefit from Wi-Fi connectivity, a 43-inch flat-screen television with international satellite channels, complimentary in-room tea and coffee facilities and sound-proofed windows to ensure you have a peaceful night's sleep.

Facilities: free wifi; safe deposit box; minibar; flat screen tv; outdoor swimming pool; fitness centre

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Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

Kenya flag Samburu

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is located in a natural oasis in the heart of the Shaba Game Reserve, just east of Samburu. The lodge is set along the bank of the Ewaso Ng'iro River with a virtual mini forest of indigenous trees, a fish pond and a large free form swimming pool.

Facilities: safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities; outdoor swimming pool; restaurant; free wifi 

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Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

Kenya flag Lake Nakuru

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic views of the lake and picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park. The lodge is cleverly laid out in such a way that most rooms and sitting areas offer stunning views of the lake and the park.

Facilities: free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Sarova Mara Game Camp

Kenya flag Maasai Mara

The rolling plains around this luxury camp are teeming with wildebeest, gazelles and zebras during the migration months. The camp offers an unparalleled plethora of activities and experiences from luxury tented living to bird-watching, sport fishing and a unique insight into the Maasai culture. The camp offers spacious luxurious tents constructed in canvas with large windows, wooden flooring and a permanent roof. All have en-suite bathrooms with large mirrors, hot and cold running water and showers. All tents offer spectacular views and have a large wooden deck with a comfortable day bed, chairs and table to enjoy the tranquil and relaxing surrounds while you listen to the natural sounds of nature.

Facilities: free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Golden Tulip

Ethiopia flag Addis Ababa

Golden Tulip is a deluxe hotel, situated in the Bole district. The hotel is close to the centre of Addis Ababa and has 90 unique and comfortable rooms, alongside dining and leisure facilities. 

Facilities: wifi; tea & coffee making facilities; minibar, air-conditioning; safe deposit box; fitness centre; spa centre 

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Blue Nile Resort Hotel

Ethiopia flag Bahir Dar

Blue Nile Resort Hotel features modern amenities with views overlooking Lake Tan. All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi access, Air-conditioning, bathroom, mini bar, safe box, desk and 32' flat screen televsion.

Facilities: free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box;

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Gondar Hill Resort

Ethiopia flag Gondar

This resort features outstanding structures with amazing traditional stone work combined with green roofs that blend with the surrounding mountains, and boasts urban and countryside views. 

Facilities: swimming pool; restaurant; bar

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Simien Lodge

Ethiopia flag Gondar

Simien Lodge is the highest hotel in Africa at apx 3,260m above sea-level, and the only accommodation based within the Simien Mountains National Park.  Magnificent views of the Simien escarpment, excellent local walks and nearby communities of Gelada baboons are all features of the lodge.The lodge is positioned just inside the park entrance and in striking distance of the very best trekking opportunities. The unique rooms (tukel’s) feature 2 large single beds, bathroom and shower. All rooms have solar-powered under-floor heating and feature a sheltered balcony with views.

Facilities: under-floor heating, bar, restaurant

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Mountain View Hotel

Ethiopia flag Lalibela

This impressive cliff-hugging Hotel sits at an altitude of 2680 meters and offers spectacular mountain views of nature. The spacious rooms offer an extensive balcony with views of the magnificent mountain tops. All Rooms feature sizeable beds, bathroom with shower, reading/dressing tables, wardrobes, safe locks, and more.

Facilities: free wifi, restaurant, bar

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Information Kenya & Ethiopia

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices Kenya & Ethiopia

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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
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twin share
Status    
10 Nov 20
01 Dec 20
$14,295
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Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $385pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $380
Single Supplement
From $2,250
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

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