15 Day Masai Safari and Ethiopian Cultural Tour

  • 15 Day Tour
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • This unique combination tour offers both the amazing safari experiences in Kenya, along with the culture and natural beauty of Ethiopia. This tour is easily achieved using the efficient airline routes opening up across East Africa! The Masai Mara in Kenya is famous for a reason, as it offers some of the best ‘Big 5’ viewings on the continent. You also get chance to understand the Masai culture with a village tour. Ethiopia is only starting out as a tourist destination, but it is a beautiful country filled with culture. Our tour takes in multiple World Heritage Sites, and stunning natural areas such as Lake Wenchi. We really believe now is the perfect time to visit this destination.

Tour Details

Tour Includes

  • Game drives at Lake Nakuru
  • Optional Boat ride on Lake Naivasha
  • Stop at Great Rift Valley View Point
  • Game Drives in Maasai Mara
  • Visit to Maasai Cultural Village
  • Dinner at traditional Ethiopian Restaurant
  • Visit Entoto Hill
  • Addis Ababa City Tour
  • Boat Tour Lake Tana
  • Visit the remote ruins of Kuskua
  • Rock Hewn Churches
  • Visit Simien Mountains National Patk
  • Visit to the National Museum
  • Day trip to Lake Wenchi
  • Day trip to Menagesha
  • Full Board in Ethiopia outside of Addis Ababa
  • Airport Transfers



Tour Excludes

  • International flights
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Drinks (unless stated)
  • Tips

Accommodation

  • Nairobi – 2 Nights
  • Masai Mara – 2 nights lodge/luxury tent on full-board basis
  • 5 nights Addis Ababa
  • 1 night Bahar Dar
  • 1 night Gondar
  • 2 nights Lalibela
  • 1 night Axum



Price Guide

Prices from £3195pp based on 2 sharing in mid-range accommodation




Itinerary

Day 1 – Nairobi+

Today you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to a local Nairobi hotel for the evening. Depending on the arrival time of your flight you may have the opportunity to see some of the Nairobi sights, or you may just want to relax before the start of the tour.

Day 2 – Masai Mara+

Today you will be picked up from the hotel by a local guide ready to start your journey to the Maasai Mara. You will have the opportunity to visit a local Masai Village to gain an understanding of their culture.

Day 3 – Masai Mara+

Today will be an early start with an included game drive in the Maasai Mara. You will then return to your accommodation before being given time to relax. In late afternoon you will have a second game drive in the Maasai Mara.

Day 4 – Masai Mara+

Today will be another early start for a final game drive before being returned to Nairobi for the evening.

Day 5 – Addis Ababa+

Today you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Addis Ababa. Upon arrival into Addis Ababa a local representative will meet you and take you to your hotel. In the evening you will experience a welcome dinner at a traditional Ethiopian Restaurant featuring dancers and musicians representing some of the country’s many ethnic groups.

Day 6 – Addis Ababa+

Today you will visit the Ethnographic Museum, a great introduction to Ethiopian culture and history. You will also get the opportunity to visit the Entoto Hills, the Mercato, and Trinity Cathedral, which is the resting place of Emperor Haile

Day 7 - Bahar Dar+

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for a flight to Bahar Dar on Ethiopian Airlines. Here you will visit the marketplace in Bahar Dar and take a boat tour on Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile.

Day 8 - Gondar+

This morning you will leave on a Drive to Gondar through the country side. On route you will visit the remote ruins of Kuskuam, built for Empress Mentewab in the 1700’s. After lunch, you will tour the Royal Enclosure, a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring five castles built by a succession of Ethiopian Kings.

Day 9 - Lalibela+

Today you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Lalibela. On arrival you will be picked up at the airport and taken on a tour of the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 10 - Lalibela+

Today you will continue to tour the churches with a drive to Yemrehanna Kristos, a beautiful church situated in a shallow cave that predates the churches of Lalibela. The drive to Yemrehanna will also give you the opportunity to view the rural countryside and villages of the Ethiopian highlands.

Day 11 - Axum+

Today you will fly to Axum, and on arrival tour the ancient stelae fields, which have been standing for 2000 years. Following this you will drive to Sankabar the gateway to the Simien Mountains National Park, another UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 12 - Addis Ababa+

Today you fly back to Addis Ababa and Visit the National Museum, home of the 3 million year old skeleton “Lucy.” There is then the opportunity for optional souvenir shopping or you can also visit the Sholla market , George cathedral, and the red terror museum.

Day 13 – Lake Wenchi+

Today sees an early morning, departure for Wenchi crater Lake via Woliso. The spectacular crater Lake offers some worthwhile indigenous forest reserve, hot springs, a horse ride and a 2-3 hour trek (can be shortened). A boat cruise is also possible to visit the island monastery.

Day 14 – Menagesha Forest+

Today you will leave Addis Ababa for an excursion to Menagesha Forest with a stop at Gofers Reservoir. This area is famous for its endemic Birding.

Day 15 – Home+

Today you will be picked up at an agreed time and transferred to the airport for your onward flight or flight home.

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