Introducing Rift Valley Lakes
The traditional route to southern Ethiopia heads southeast out of Addis and departs the Harar road 70km later at Mojo. The many shade houses you’ll pass supply the European market with flowers and vegetables. Also keep an eye out for colourful Oromo tombs that dot the countryside, particularly after Lake Ziway.
The route follows one of our planet’s grandest geographical features: the massive Great Rift Valley. A 4000km scar that stretches from the Red Sea to Mozambique, it’s a work in progress, and millions of years from now the rifting process will have split Africa in two. The most visible manifestation of the subterranean forces in this area is a string of five lakes along the road.
Rift Valley Lakes destination guides
This 12-day adventure through a less-visited part of Ethiopia offers travellers willing to go without some western conveniences an opportunity to truly interact with various ethnic communities. Explore the enigmatic beehive houses of the Dorze and stop in numerous villages for truly immersive cultural encounters with the Ari, Karo, Murse, Hamer and Dassanech people.
Addis to Nairobi
Discover the wilds of Africa with an adventure through destinations teeming with wildlife, tradition and culture alike.