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.