6 days in Nairobi & Addis Ababa Itinerary

6 days in Nairobi & Addis Ababa Itinerary

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6 days in Nairobi & Addis Ababa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
+2
train + foot + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

3
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 5th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nairobi trip maker app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Nairobi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg to Nairobi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Nairobi

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Safaris

1
night
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa ©
A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Entoto Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Entoto Maryam Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Meskel Square. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethiopia, then examine the collection at Ethnological Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Mausoleum of Menelik II, and finally make a trip to Statue of Bob Marley.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa trip planning site .

Fly from Nairobi to Addis Ababa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, Addis Ababa is slightly colder than Nairobi - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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Ethnological Museum ©
Ethnological Museum
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia
Entoto Hill ©
Entoto Hill

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