Ethiopia, East Africa & Gorillas

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  • duration 64 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 26
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ends Gondar, Ethiopia
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Optional white water rafting on the White Nile at Jinja
  • Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • 3 nights at Murchison Falls NP
  • Chimpanzee Budongo Forest Trek
Starting in Nairobi and ending in Gondar, the trip Ethiopia, East Africa & Gorillas is a guided adventure trip that takes 64 days. You will be touring through Danakil Depression, Awash, Moyale and 32 other destinations in Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia. Ethiopia, East Africa & Gorillas is a group trip which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please check the package includes section for more details.

This trip allows the curious traveller to link the sources of the two Niles together and to explore the Roof of Africa, where we trek through Ethiopia's majestic Simien Mountains. What a contrast to the plains of East Africa, where we visit the Masai Mara, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Samburu Game Reserve and others. But that's not all, in Uganda, this trip expands into the ultimate wildlife experience, tracking the Mountain Gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the chimpanzees of Murchison Falls National Park.

It gets even better, as throughout the Rift Valley of Ethiopia and Kenya, we will meet the tribes of East Africa and learn the history and see the beautiful churches of the Christian kingdoms of Highland Ethiopia, as well as visiting the UNESCO world heritage site of Harar. For lovers of wildlife, history and tribal cultures this really is a must do journey.

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Based on 1,020 reviews
  • Philip
  • On Jun 04 2015
5 - Excellent
Philip's review for another Dragoman tour
“Brilliant crew, this was my 4th Drago trip and all crew have been excellent.”
  • Jonathan
  • On Jun 04 2015
5 - Excellent
Jonathan's review for another Dragoman tour
“Both the leader and co-driver were great, organised and very helpful.”
  • Jack
  • On Nov 07 2017
5 - Excellent
Jack's review for another Dragoman tour
“Great Adventure, Great Leaders!”
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  • Day 1: Nairobi
  • Day 2: Kericho
  • Day 3: Jinja
  • Day 4: Jinja
  • Day 5: Nakitoma
  • Day 6: Kaniyo Pabidi
  • Day 7: Murchison Falls NP
  • Day 8: Murchison Falls NP
  • Day 9: Mpanga Forest
  • Day 10: Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Day 11: Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Day 12: Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  • Day 13: Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  • Day 14: Lake Mburo
  • Day 15: Jinja
  • Day 16: Nakuru NP
  • Day 17: Nakuru NP
  • Day 18: Masai Mara
  • Day 19: Masai Mara
  • Day 20: Nairobi
  • Day 21: Nairobi
  • Day 22: Naivasha
  • Day 23: Naro Moru
  • Day 24: Naro Moru
  • Day 25: Samburu Village
  • Day 26: Samburu National Reserve
  • Day 27: Moyale
  • Day 28: Konso
  • Day 29: Arba Minch
  • Day 30: Arba Minch
  • Day 31: Arba Minch
  • Day 32: Wendo Genet
  • Day 33: Bale Mountains NP
  • Day 34: Bale Mountains NP
  • Day 35: Bale Mountains NP
  • Day 36: Lake Ziway
  • Day 37: Lake Ziway
  • Day 38: Awash NP
  • Day 39: Harar
  • Day 40: Harar
  • Day 41: Harar
  • Day 42: Addis Ababa
  • Day 43: Addis Ababa
  • Day 44: Addis Ababa
  • Day 45: Debre Markos
  • Day 46: Bahir Dar
  • Day 47: Bahir Dar
  • Day 48: Bahir Dar
  • Day 49: Awra Amba
  • Day 50: Lalibela
  • Day 51: Lalibela
  • Day 52: Lalibela
  • Day 53: Mekele
  • Day 54: Danakil Depression
  • Day 55: Mekele
  • Day 56: Axum
  • Day 57: Axum
  • Day 58: Debark
  • Day 59: Simien Mountains NP
  • Day 60: Simien Mountains NP
  • Day 61: Simien Mountains NP
  • Day 62: Gondar
  • Day 63: Gondar
  • Day 64: Gondar
  • Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Private Bus, Boat
  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, African Camp Master
  • Camping 25 nights
  • Basic Hotel 4 nights
  • Multishare Hostel 4 nights
  • Camping without facilities 6 nights
  • Comfortable Hotel 21 nights
  • Guesthouse 3 nights
  • 126 Breakfasts
  • 66 Lunches
  • 66 Dinners
  • Any international flights to Nairobi and from Gondar are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Ethiopia, East Africa & Gorillas tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Ethiopia, East Africa & Gorillas tour. You can cancel the tour up to 61 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 60 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 15 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 15 August 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Ethiopia, East Africa & Gorillas tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Ethiopia, East Africa & Gorillas tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Local Payment The local payment is a group fund, paid separately from the trip price on the first day of the tour. It covers everything that the group does together on the ground. This is primarily hotel accommodation and campsite fees, meals whilst camping (but not while eating in restaurants), and included activities and puts money directly back to the local community. The local payment, or kitty system, is unique to overlanding tours and provides maximum flexibility and best value on the road - you can see exactly what is being paid for, you get everything at cost price, it keeps costs competitive by leveraging group expenses and saves on administrative costs. The fund is run by the tour guide, and any excess left over at the end is returned equally to the group. Local prices are estimated in USD when we print the brochure then reviewed monthly as local costs and exchange rates vary throughout the year. It's therefore important once you book your trip to check the website regularly and just before departure for any changes to the amount.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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