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Coffee Tour - Kenya and Ethiopia

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Day 1: OR Tambo International Airport to Nairobi, Kenya

Depart from OR Tambo International Airport to Nairobi.  You have the rest of the day to explore this vibrant city at your leisure.

Day 2:  Fairview Coffee Estate

Great people make great coffee! Experience the whole process from crop to cup.  Taste some of Fairview’s renowned coffee brands – you can even design customised packaging for your business!

Day 3: Karen Blixen, Giraffe Centre and Craft Roastery

We start the day with a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum, where there are various antique coffee roasters on display.  From there we leave for the Giraffe Centre, home of the endangered Rothschild Giraffe.  A visit to a Craft Roastery makes for a perfect end to the day. 

Day 4: Nairobi – Addis Ababa

Today is going to be a long one.  After a very early start, we leave for the neighbouring country, Ethiopia.  We pay a visit to the biggest open-air market in Africa and the National Museum of Ethiopia, before enjoying dinner at a traditional Ethiopian Restaurant.  Not only will you be able to enjoy the best traditional Ethiopian food, but you will also be treated to a performance of the traditional dance “Eskista”.

Day 5: Awassa and Sidamo

After a scrumptious breakfast, we start our journey to Southern Ethiopia.  On the way, we will visit various small towns, before stopping at Awassa for lunch.  After lunch, we will pay a visit to various organic coffee farms in the region.

Day 6 & 7: Yirga Cheffe

The highlight of our tour!  Today we enjoy a full day tour to the Yirga Cheffe area, the cradle of coffee, so to speak.  We will visit various coffee farms and the Coffee Union, before being treated to a traditional coffee ceremony.

Day 8: Lake Awassa – Addis Ababa

After a visit to the Fish Market, we will enjoy a leisurely cruise on Lake Awassa.  Be sure to keep your camera handy – the birdlife here is unbelievable.  After our cruise, it is time to return to Addis Ababa, where we will enjoy a farewell dinner.

Day 9: OR Tambo

We come to the end of an amazing journey and return home.

 

 

This once in a lifetime tour promises to be adventure-filled and eye-opening.  See the farms in Yirga-Cheffe (arguably the coffee motherland) first-hand.  Travel Kenya and Ethiopia in 8 days.  In Kenya, visit the Karen Blixen museum, Giraffe Sanctuary and a well-known coffee farm.  In Ethiopia, focus on the farms in the Yirga Cheffe region.  Experience a traditional coffee ceremony, taste traditional Ethiopian cuisine and much more.  A truly remarkable experience.

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