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$600 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Days Lake Ziway and Lake Langano Nature and Culture Tour

This small-group 2 days tour from Addis Ababa includes scenery, historical monument, wild life, and cultural visits. It is best for families, and nature lovers.ITINERARYDAY 1 – ADDIS ABABA – STELES OF TIYA – BUTAJIRA – LAKE ZIWAY – LAKE LANGANOMeet your guide at 7:30 AM at your hotel lobby and start today’s drive of 200 km with comfortable air conditioned Toyota Minivan. The first place of visit is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Steles of Tiya. On the way to Tiya, stop at a couple of viewpoints to enjoy the great scenery of the Rift Valley and to cross the bridge of the Awash River by waking. At the Steles of Tiya, spend half an hour to visit 40 huge stone grave markers decorated with carvings and erected in the 14th Century AD in honor of local warriors. After lunch at Butajira, hear 80 km more to Lake Langano via Ziway. Around Ziway, visit the villages of the Oromo people, interact with locals and learn their cultural way of life.Enjoy a private boat ride on Lake Ziway to see families of hippos and a number of bird species including Great White Pelicans, Yellow Billed Storks, Marabou Storks, African Fish Eagles, Rappel’s Griffin Vulture, etcFinally, after tea break at Haile Resort Ziway, drive to Lake Langano for overnight.NB – The best places of stay at Lake Langano are Sabana Beach Resort and African Vacations Club.DAY 2 – LAKE LANGANO – ABIDJATTA-SHALLA LAKES NP – LAKE BISHOFTU – ADDIS ABABAEnjoy swimming and water sports in the morning. And meet your guide at 10:00 AM to drive for 20 minutes to the Abidjatta-Shalla Lakes National Park to discover the wildlife including seeing warthogs, gazelle, black backed jackal, ostriches, baboons, etcIf you are visiting between September and December, you would see flocks of the migratory lesser and greater Flamingoes. Stop also at a natural hot springs locals use for health purposes and boil eggs/corn sometimes. The outlook to get the beautiful view of the twin lakes of Abidjatta and Shalla is worth stopping at.Then, drive back to Addis Ababa on the new Express Toll Road with a stop at the manmade Lake of Koka to spot other bird species. Final stop would be at the Crater Lake of Bishoftu (Debre Ziet) for the wonderful view of the lake from the rim. Here, you will also attend a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. Finally, drive back to Addis Ababa. 

$445 Day Trips & Excursions

3 days 2 nights Road Trip thru The Rift Valley

................ DAY ONE ................ We will begin our road trip by car from Addis Ababa, heading south towards the town of Debre zeit, to make out first stop. Here we will visit crater lakes, witness the local culture and grab a cup of coffee or tea. The town of Ziway, which sits about 1 1/2 hours drive south from Modjo and adjacent to Lake Langano will be our lunch stop. You will witness the landscape, meet the people and their way of life on the way. Haile Resort in Ziway, owned by the world famous Ethiopian runner/athlete Haile Gebre Selassie, serves the best and fresh fish dish in town. After lunch, we will cruise for 20 minutes in the town, exploring lake langano and local market. Our follow-up destination will be a resort in Lake Langano.  The resort provides access to the lake as well as food and beverage service. We will spend 45 - 60 minutes, enjoying the calm sights and relaxing environment, before we resume of journey  towards further south. The town of Shashemane will be our final stop, where we will lodge for the night. .................. DAY TWO .................. We meet at the hotel reception at 9 am. The day's activities will include a visit to Wondo Genet Resort, about 20 minutes from downtown and the town of Hawassa. The resort visit will include nature walk, sight seeing, wildlife observation and local culture immersion. We expect to be in the resort for 90 minutes - 120 minutes, before heading out to our next destination, Shashemane town. Shashemane is best known for its Ras Tafarian community. We will visit the Lion of Judah Museum, engage with locals, visit the local market.  We will be spontaneous within our schedule as we cruise around town, before heading to the neighboring town of Hawassa, a 30 minutes drive south. We will break for lunch once in Hawassa before heading for Lake Hawassa to enjoy the beautiful view of the water, mountains and local birds. You can also take a boat ride if you like. Following the visit to the Lake, we will cruise around town, sight seeing the local market and attractions, before heading back to Shashemane for the night, expecting to arrive at the hotel around 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. You can also experience the nightlife if you would like. .................... DAY THREE ..................... We will start by late morning, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m, for Addis Ababa with stops on the way. Our road plan will be unique this time, cutting through Ziway, then heading towards Butajira before orienting towards Addis Ababa. We will have a smooth drive because this particular road is almost brand new with little commercial traffic. This is a beautiful drive and view. We expect to arrive in Addis by early evening, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m,  and your hotel, after a safe and sound enjoyable experience through Ethiopia's Rift Valley. Thank you!

$2199 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8 Days Omo Valley Tribe Tours

Day 01: Arrival - Sightseeing Addis (The new Flower)You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Day 02: Drive Addis – LanganoAfter having your breakfast you will drive down southwards to Langano. En route visit Lake Ziway the largest of the upper Rift Valley lakes with an area of 400 sq. km. Its shores are creased with water lilies, breeding place for different Ethiopian. Proceed towards the Lake Langano. The lake is a place to enjoy water activitiesDay 03: Drive Langano - Chencha - Arba Minch Morning, drive to the town of Arba Minch visiting en route the Doreze village who are expert in weaving called Shammas. The shape of their house looks Elephant, in order to remember the existence of these animals around the area many years ago. Enset “fake banana” is the stable food for these peoples.Day 04:  Drive Arba Minch - Konso – JinkaAfter having your breakfast you will take a boat cruise on the Lake Chamo, the third biggest Lake in Ethiopia. On the Lake you may have a chance to see the Nile crocodiles, hippos and different types of birds. Visit and proceed southwards to Jinka passing through the Konso village, one of the UNESCO site in Ethiopia know by their terracing. One of the best types of coffee for the country is also from this village. Proceed to the Bana village. The Bana who are indigenous pastoral and semi-nomadic people living in the harsh environment of lower Omo Valley. The men often have their hair dressed up with a colorful clay cap that is decorated with feathers. Drive to the Ari people, the largest population in the lower omo valley. The women wear skirts from the banana like tree, called Enset are expert in pottery. Day 05: Drive Jinka – Mago – Jinka - TurmiTake a day excursion to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi village. The Mursi are one of the exotic ethnic groups in Ethiopia. They live in very low huts made of straw leaves. The women like to wear terra cotta on their enormously stretched lower lips and ear lobes. Drive back to Jinka for lunch. Then proceed to the Turmi where the Hamer people lives.Day 06: Excursion to Omorate (75kms 2hrs drive)After having your breakfast, you will have an excursion to Omorate to visit the Dassanech people ‘people of the Delta’, who lives on the northern shore of Lake Turkana. Visit and drive back to Turmi. Overnight in Turmi.Day 07: Drive Turmi - Arba MinchDepart Turmi and proceed to Arba Minch visiting en route the Arobre tribes. Day 08: Drive  Arba Minch - AddisYou will be driving   to Addis.  

$2250 Cultural & Theme Tours

15 Days Tour to Ethiopia

• Addis Ababa City Tours After arrival you will make a city tour then attend our welcome party at cultural restaurant, Addisinia Hotel • Domestic Flight to Lalibela After arrival you will visit the first & second group churches in Lalibela, Lal Hotel • Excursion around Lalibela Visit the interesting church ceremony as well as watching the rest of churches in Lalibela, on afternoon we will drive to Ashtone Mariam Church after you hike the stunning mountain you will visit the ancient church, Lal Hotel • Drive to Bahirdar After arrival you will make a city tour, Boat trip on lake Tana to visit the 14th century monasteries located on islands, Home land Hotel   • Drive to Gonder town Visiting the Fasil castle which has got amazing architectural design and the 17th century Debre Birhan Selase church , Goha Hotel • Drive to Semien Mountains national park after arrival at the park drive to Sankaber where you can see Ethiopian tallest mountain “Ras Dashen” also you will visit the Ethiopian Endemic mammal called Walia Ibex, Camping • Excursion in the park Today you will make a hiking or trekking in the beautiful landscape of the park also you will have a chance to visit the endemic Gelada baboons, Semien lodge • Drive to Axum After arrival at Axum town Visiting the ancient town where you can see the ancient obelisks which are a UNESCO world heritages then visiting the church of St. marry or Zion, Sabean Hotel • Drive to Mekele Town En route you will visit one of the ancient rock hewn churches of Tigray, Planet Hotel • Drive to  Ahamedella -ASAl Early the adventure tour starts by driving to Ahamadella on the way seeing camel caravans, camping • Drive to Dalol visiting the colorful landscapes in Dallol also the salt lake, camping • Drive to Ert-Ale Volcano You will visit the stunning active volcano lake, camping • Drive back to Mekele We swim in Lake Afdera & take bath in a natural, drive back to Mekelle, Planet Hotel • Domestic flight to Addis Ababa then Drive to Lake Langano  After arrival at Addis Ababa we will drive to Abijata national park  to watch different species of Bird after that proceed driving to Langano to relax on beautiful Lake Shore, Bishangari Lodge • Drive back to Addis Ababa Drive to Addis Ababa we will stop for lunch at Debrezeyt town where you can see different crater lakes, after arrival at Addis Ababa transfer for your international flight departure back to home

$3999 Kid Friendly

12 Days Ethiopian Birds And Wildlife Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival Stop At: Bole International AirportOn arrival in Addis Ababa your guide and driver will assist you and transfer you to the hotel to stay overnight. If time allows In the afternoon, visit some of the capital city highlights, National Museum, Ethnographic Museum notably Mt Entoto Park overlooking the city.Duration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel Day 2: Addis Ababa - Bahar DarStop At: Lake Tana, Bahir Dar, Amhara RegionFly to Bahar Dar on Ethiopian Airlines. Visit the marketplace in Bahar Dar. Take a boat tour on Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile, and tour ancient island monasteries, which is Inhabited by Different Kind of Birds, and Wild Life, Hippopotamuses, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, and Black Crowned Cranes,Eastern White Pelicans, and you can spot other distinctive species like the Malachite Kingfisher and the Lesser Jacana…Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Hotel Day 3: Bahar Dar – Blue Nile Falls - Debark Stop At: Blue Nile Falls, Amhara RegionEarly in the morning we will start our road to Debark, On the wa we will stop in Blue Nile falls which is largely inhabited by bird lives, Then drive to Debark the gate to the Semine Mountains. En route we will stop at different locations to visit the endemic Chilada Babbon and the scenic Semine gorgeDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Lodge Day 4: Semien Mountain Stop At: Simien Mountains National Parktreks to see the Semine Mountain massif in the morning followed by breakfast, drive to Chenek Hike around the camp and see the Walia Ibex and see Endemic Ethiopian Bird like spot Breasted Plover, Abyssinian Long Claw, AnkoberSerin, Thick Billed Ravens, Black Winged Love Bird, Red Billed Chough…. Drive back to Loadge Duration: 10 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Over Night Lodge. Day 5: Drive to Gondar - Addis Ababa Stop At: Simien Mountains National ParkEarly short treks to see the Semine Mountain. Late afternoon drive back to Gondar to catch the evening flight and fly back to Addis Ababa and overnight in Addis Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight HotelDay 6: 5Lake LanganoStop At: Haile Resort Ziway BatuDrive to the Rift Valley Lakes region to stay overnight at the relaxed lakeside Sabana Lodge. The Loadge has a varity of Birds, like Goa way Bird, Hammer kop.. The drive down takes in some interesting stops In Lake Ziway to see the Bird Island. whic is the Island is Inhabited only by a various type of Birds. Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Lodge Day 7: Lake Langano - Bale Mountains National ParkStop At: Bale Mountains, Goba, Oromiya RegionAfter breakfast, drive to Dinsho in the Bale Mountains National Park, to stay 3 nights in Bale Mountains. . Around the Juniper and Hagenia woods just outside the park boundaries, a quick search should reveal two endemic antelopes: the Mountain Nyala (population approxinately 2,500) was one of the last large antelopes to be discovered in Africa and is endemic to this part of Ethiopia. The less gregarious, almost blackish Menelik’s bushbuck is also easy to see. Woodland birding here is superb. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight HotelDay 8: Bale Mountains National Park - Sanetti PlateauStop At: Bale Mountain LodgeTake an excursion on Africa’s highest-lying road to the bleak Afro-alpine moorlands of the Sanetti Plateau. This area holds the largest concentration of the remaining 400-odd Ethiopian wolves, now critically endangered with none held anywhere in captivity. Because the wolves are habituated and diurnal, they often allow for good photo opportunities. Sleek and animated, these wolves are the world's rarest Canids. Just as interesting, is its main prey item, the endemic Giant mole rat, which somewhat resembles a large marmot or gopher. Birdlife includes several endemic moorland-dwelling species such as Africa’s only true goose, the Blue-winged goose. Raptors abound. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Lodge Day 9: Bale Mountains National Park - Harenna ForestStop At: Bale Mountain LodgeA dramatic escarpment separates the various sectors of Bale Mountains National Park, which, as its proprietor Yvonne Levene aptly points out, is an 'experience' rather than just a visit. (That's why one needs at least three days here).The beautiful tropical Harenna Forest, in which Bale Mountains Lodge is located, is a treasure trove for naturalists. Harenna is as yet poorly inventoried, but does hold some rare wildlife such as the recently described, highly localized Bale monkey. (Lucky visitors also see Lion).Evergreen forest birdlife is exceptionally diverse here, as is other wildlife. Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Lodge Day 10: Drive to Awash National Park Stop At: Awash Falls LodgeDrive to the Awash National Park, Through The highlands of arsi make an interesting stop. Awash Falls is home to an array of wildlife unique to the Horn of Africa. The park holds mammals such as Beisa Oryx, Soemmerrings Gazelle, Guenther's dikdik, Hamadryas and Anubis baboons and over 350 species of birds. (The park is superb for birdwatching).Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Lodge Day 11: AwashStop At: Awash Falls LodgeBirding in Awash National Park, located in the Great Rift Valley. Many species of birds are found here: African Orange-bellied Parrots, Bustards, Weavers, Hoopoe, Yellow-throated Serine, Red-fronted Barbet, Pygmy Batis, Lesser-striped Swallow, Abyssinian Roller and the House Martin. The park also boasts a variety of mammals: the Anubis Baboon, Colobus Monkey, Black-backed Jackal, Bat-eared Fox, Egyptian Mongoose, Warthog, Beisa Oryx, Soemmering’s Gazelle, Lesser Kudu, Salt’s Dikdik, etc.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Lodge Day 12: Drive to Addis Ababa Stop At: National Museum of Ethiopia(Godambaa Biyyoolesa Itiyoopiyaa)Optional souvenir shopping if time permits. Enjoy a Farewell dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant featuring dancers and musicians representing some of the country's many ethnic groups. Transfer to airport for late night departure if neededDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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