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$560 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

2 Days Nature Tour from Addis Ababa to Awash National Park

This is 2-days nature-themed private tour from Addis Ababa to the Awash National Park by drive with comfortable private Toyota Minivan of 2015 led by professional experienced English speaking tour guide. Main places to visit and things to do are: - Enjoy a half day game drive in the Awash National park Visit the magnificent Awash River Falls (Jun – Dec) Admire the picturesque views of the Awash River Gorge and the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley Stop at one of the crater lakes of Bishoftu Visit the villages of the local people of Oromo and Take part in a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Day 1 Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 8:00 AM and start the day’s drive on 225 km east if Addis to Awash National Park. After driving 45 km from Addis, stop at Bishoftu Crater Lake which is noted for its great scenery. Then on the way to the park, visit the villages of the Oromo people who are the biggest in number from Ethiopia’s more than 80 ethnic groups. Have lunch at Metehara town, and proceed driving to Awash NP with a stop at the saline Lake of Beseka – set in a unique landscape surrounded with black basalt lava remnants and strangely increasing in size and water volume. After check in to the Awash NP and Awash Falls Lodge, walk for about an hour to see Grivet Monkey, Colobus Monkey, and to enjoy visiting the Awash River Falls. Day 2   After breakfast, game drive in Awash NP to see Beisa Oryx, Warthogs, Soemmerring’s Gazelle, Salt’s Dik-Diks, lesser Kudus, and if lucky, you may spot crocodiles in the Awash River. Among the more than 400 species of birds found in park, six endemic birds of Ethiopia can be seen in the park i.e. – Barbed Barbet, Golden Backed Woodpecker, White Winged Cliff Chat, White Tailed Starling, Thick Billed Raven, and Wattled Ibis. Then, head to a viewpoint to see the superb views of the Awash River Gorge. The Awash River does not reach the sea and runs a distance of about 1,200 km only in Ethiopia. Then, drive back to Addis Ababa with a lunch stop at Nazareth (Adama). You will also take part in a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and enjoy one of the best cups of coffees you ever taste. As Coffee is originally from the Kaffa area of Western Ethiopia, you may expect to taste your coffee and enjoy it as Ethiopians do. Tour includes comfortable Toyota Minivan equipped with air conditioning and seat belts, fuel (gasoline), professional experienced English speaking tour guide, park scouts, bottled water in the car, hotel pick up and drop off, snacks, Coffee Ceremony attendance and Coffee, and all related government taxes.

$444 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Harar via Awash National Park Private Tour

Day 1 Awash NP After breakfast drive to Awash National Park, take mandatory scout in the park and trek to Awash grassland visit wild animals & bird life.Overnight: Awash NP – campingDay 2 Awash - Harar Drive to the Awash River Valley and swim in the hot spring early morning, leave Awash for Harar attending the Arba Gugu Terara mountain chain on the way after the park's bio diversity.Overnight: Harar – hotelDay 3 Harar Drive around the walls of Harar and enter to the city using one of the five gates, admire the rectangular houses of Harari ethnic group everything made from stones. Visit the house of the 15th century French poet Arthur Rimbaud. At night drive to the place where you can feed hyena or attend people feeding the wild animal in the forest.Overnight: Harar – hotelDay 4 Harar - Dire Dawa Leave Harar visiting the beer factory drive to Dire Dawa city - the second bigest commercial hub next to Addis on the way visit the coffee farms and chat farms. In Dire Dawa visit the market, the museum, animal zoo, tombs of French heros who made the first railway station than linking Addis Ababa – Djibouti.Overnight: Dire Dawa – hotelDay 5 Dire dawa - Addis Ababa Drive to Addis Ababa, end the visit in Ethiopia attending Ethiopian traditional music & food and drink at Yod Abyssinia traditional restaurant close to the airport in Addis Ababa.Overnight: Addis Ababa – hotel

$430 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Awash National Park Tours

Welcome to Ethiopia, On arrival we will meet you at the airport then we will be driving to Awash National Park you  225 kilometers east of Addis Ababa with its southern boundary along the Awash River and the park  covers 756 square kilometers of acacia woodland and grassland. In the south of the park the Awash River gorge has amazing waterfalls. In the upper Kudu Valley at Filwoha are hot springs amid groves of palm trees. In the evening you will have a chance to do a short game drive to see the local wildlife, such as oryx, baboons, greater and lesser kudu, warthogs, gazelles, Columbus monkeys.  Additionally, you’d be very lucky to see leopards, lions, and other cats.  The landscapes in the park are beautiful, looking over the Awash Gorge. Today you can drive deep into the park, near the hot springs.

$2200 Outdoor Activities

9 Days Historical and Cultural tour to East Ethiopia

Addis Ababa city Tours city tour then attend our welcome party at cultural restaurant, Addisinia HotelDrive to Harar after you arrive in Harar start visiting the town by Ras Tefari Mekonen  house the former king of Ethiopia , house of Rimbaud and the Harari  cultural center, at the night time watching the peaceful hyenas feed meat by men  Heritage plaza hotelDrive to Diredwa on the way watching the amazing land escapes and rock formation also the market place found in Babille you can also see camel market which is held on Monday and Thursday ,then visiting the best town of Diredawa Blossom hotelDrive to Awash national park Drive to Awash National park then watching the hot springs, Awash fall, vast number of wild life and bird life Awash fall lodgeDrive to Goba Early we depart from the park proceed driving to Goba En route you will visit the zuway Lake , overnight in Wabishebelle Hotel Wabishebelle HotelDrive to Dinsho After paying for the park entrance and local guide we start the amazing scenery of the park by foot or horse back then move to Gaisay grassland the place where you can see the endemic mammals such as the Minilik’s bushbuck, Ethiopian wolfs and mountain Nyla and endemic birds such as Abyssinian cat bird, Wattled ibis, Abyssinian long claw and others, CampingDrive to web valley start trekking visiting the Habera water fall crossing the web river this area is a place where you can see wild animals including Leopards, Dinsho lodgeDrive to Langano drive to Langano on the way you will visit the best birding spots, after arrival at Langano you will swim on the beautiful lake or you can make a relax on the beautiful lake shore, Simbo ResortDrive back to Addis Ababa  After you visit the Abijata national park to visit the different species of Birds drive back to Addis Ababa after arrival you will transfer to airport for your international flight departure back to Home Departure

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