Welcome to Africa
Discover the diversity of Ethiopia
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
4 to 12
|15 Oct 2019||05 Nov 2019||Available||AUD $12,960|
|18 Feb 2020||10 Mar 2020||Available||AUD $13,260|
|17 Mar 2020||07 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $13,260|
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
‘Karibu’ to Kenya! This evening we’ll enjoy a group welcome dinner. [D]
We visit two of Kenya’s great conservation projects - the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Giraffe Centre. We’ll also enjoy lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Museum, dedicated to the life of the Baroness and famed author of ‘Out of Africa’. We then visit the Kazuri Bead factory. Started by two single women, it now produces ethical handicrafts and provides sustainable employment to more than 340 local women. [B,L]
Escaping the city, we travel north and cross the equator before arriving in Samburu National Reserve. After lunch we’ll head out on our first game drive! [B,L,D]
Keep an eye out for Samburu’s diverse range of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives today. [B,L,D]
Special Experience: Visit a Samburu village and school to learn about ‘a day in the life’ of a Samburu woman and her children.
A chance for us to spot the endangered rhino in beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park today on an afternoon game drive. [B,L,D]
We travel to the famous Maasai Mara and enjoy a game drive, spotting elephants, giraffes, zebra, gazelles and lions! [B,L,D]
Our day in the Maasai Mara is devoted to discovering the incredible wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives. [B,L,D]
Special Experience: This evening we’ll be treated to a special bush dinner under a beautiful blanket of stars.
We fly to the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa via Nairobi today. [B]
Today we’ll discover some of the city’s history on a sightseeing tour, visiting the Ethnological Museum, the National Museum and the Holy Trinity Cathedral. [B,L,D]
Special Experience: 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.
Today we fly to Bahir Dar, on the shores of Lake Tana. This afternoon we’ll travel to the town of Tiss Abay and continue on foot to the majestic Blue Nile Falls (weather permitting). Estimated to be more than 40-metres-high and 400-metres-wide during the wet season, the falls are the most dramatic spectacle on the Nile. [B,L,D]
We’ll enjoy a half-day cruise on Lake Tana this morning, visiting some of the 37 islands that dot the lake. Certain islands are famous for their beautiful churches decorated with colourful frescs. We’ll also discover the monastery of Ura Kidane Miheret, and Aswa Mariam. [B,L]
The morning is free for you to enjoy at leisure before we make our way to Gondar, visiting the fascinating village of Awra Amba along the way. In Awra Amba society, everyone is respected equally and works collectively to make the community self-sufficient rather than dependent on aid. [B,L,D]
Gondar was the first capital of the Ethiopian Empire, which began in 1632 and lasted 236 years. Many castles were built here during this time. Today we’ll explore the remains of the empire, visiting the palaces, residences and baths of Fasilides. After lunch we’ll visit the Church of Debre Berhan Selassie, famous for the mesmerising frescs that decorate its interior. [B,L,D]
This morning we depart for the Simien Mountains, some of Africa's most beautiful ranges. [B,L,D]
In the afternoon we'll explore on foot as we discover all the local flora and fauna.
Today we travel further into the beautiful national park and discover more of the amazing landscape. [B,L,D]
Special Experience: Hike through the stunning Simien Mountains in search of the area's endemic animals, such as the Ethiopian wolf, walia ibex and gelada baboons.
Enjoy exploring more of the mountains this morning before we return to Gondar. [B,L,D]
Sit back and enjoy some of Ethiopia’s most stunning and beautiful scenery as we spend the day travelling through the Amhara region to Lalibela. Lalibela is famous for its 11 monolithic churches, carved in the 12th century from pink granite. [B,L,D]
Special Experience: Explore one of the ‘wonders of the world’, the first and second group of monolithic rock-hewn churches. Each church boasts a unique architectural style and is superbly carved and decorated with well-preserved art. [B,L,D]
We’ll visit the Monastery of Nakuto Leab this morning. This rural church was carved into a cave by King Nakuto, who renounced his throne in the 12th century to live a hermit life.Next we take a flight back to Addis Ababa. This evening we’ll experience a traditional group farewell dinner with live cultural music and dance. [B,D]
Today we begin our journey home. [B]