ETHIOPIA AND KENYA CLASSIC:
Tour code HLETT 001
Duration: 14 days and 13 nights
Day 01: Arrive in Addis Ababa, city tour of Addis Ababa
On arrival in Addis Ababa our Staff will meet you at BoleInternational Airport and transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Addis Ababa - Bahir Dar
Early morning flight to Bahir Dar and then a drive to the small town ofTissAbay to visit to the impressive Blue Nile Falls, locally known as TisIsat or 'Smoke of Fire'. Afternoon boat trip in Lake Tana.o/n Hotel
Day 03: Drive to Gondar and visit the Camelot of Africa o/n Hotel
Day 04: Visit Lalibela Rock Churches
Morning flight and then afull day of sightseeing in Lalibela, designated a UnescoWorld eritage Site in 1978. King Lalibela commissioned the construction of the 11 rock churches in the center of town to fulfill his dream of a New Jerusalem. There are no less than 1000 churches intheLasta Region of Lalibela, some hidden in enormous caves, but it'sexceptional to find 11 churches of such master craftsmanship in onelocale. These brilliant feats of engineering and architecture are oftenreferred to as the "Eighth Wonder of the World".
Today we will visit the church of YimrhaneKristos. Overnight Hotel
Day07: Axum; historical and archaeological wonders overnight Hotel
Day08: Fly back to Addis Ababa and departure to Niarobi
In the morning transfer to the Airport and fly back to Addis and continueto Mt. Entoto for a breathtaking view of the city and continue to theMerkato Outdoor Market. In the afternoon transfer to the airoport to fly to Nairobi upon arrival into Nairobi, clients will be met and transferred to the Hotel.
Day 9 Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve
Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you'll travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Look for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. You'll pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, and then travel across acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets.
Day 10 Masai Mara National Reserve
Early morning and afternoon game drives overnight Hotel
Day 11 Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru
Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast, you'll travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mau Escarpment, before arriving at Lake Nakuru lodge for lunch. The waters here are often coloured shimmering flamingo pink, from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores. After lunch you will take an afternoon game drive in Nakuru National park .O/n Hotel
Day 12 Lake Nakuru - Amboseli National Park
After an early breakfast you will leave Rift Valley behind, you continue towards Nairobi and collect picnic lunch from Nairobi and then head south towards Amboseli. Enjoy a picnic lunch with an afternoon game drive in the park enroute to the AmboseliSopa Lodge, arriving at the lodge as the sunsets.
Overnight at Lodge.
Day 13 Amboseli National Park
Morning and afternoon game drive overnight Lodge
Day 14 Amboseli – Nairobi
Following an early breakfast, you’ll catch your last views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as you depart Amboseli viewing game en route to the border of the park. From here turn north along a good tarmac road across the beautiful and seemingly never ending Athi Plains, arriving in Kenya's bustling capital city of Nairobi by mid day.Once in the city, you will be dropped off at a city centre hotel or the airport for your ongoing travel arrangements to your country