SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA

Upper Rift Valley Lakes

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1 Night // 2 Days

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Day 1:

Stop at crater lake Debre Zait for panoramic view  -> Lake Ziway bird watching -> arrive to lake Hawasa -> Visit lake Abayata and Lake Shala  -> O/N Hawasa

Day 2:

Visit Hawasa fish market -> Continue to Wondo Genet natural forest & hot springs -> Lake Koka -> Arrive back to Addis

 

Full Experience at Rift Valley Lakes

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4 Night // 5 Days

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Day 1:

Stop at crater lake Debre Zait for panoramic view  -> Lake Ziway bird watching -> arrive to lake Hawasa -> Visit Rastafarei religion in Shashamane -> O/N Hawasa

Day 2:

Hawasa fish market ->Visit the Dorze village unique for the bamboos huts  -> O/N Arba Minch

Day 3:

Drive to Nechisar National park -> Continue to lake chamo for a cruise to see hippos & corocodiles ->  Visit lake Langano -> O/N Arba minch

Day 4:

Visit Abayata and Shala national park to see Flamingos, Gazelles, Ostriches etc. -> O/N Lake Langano

Day 5:

Visit lake Koka -> Adadi Mariam Rock Hewn Church -> Tiya Stelae (12th century) ->  Continue to Addis Ababa

 

Omo Valley

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5 Night // 6 Days

Land & Air

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Day 1:

Fly to Arba-Minch -> Visit Dorze village famous for their Bamboo huts & False banana tress -> O/N Arba Minch

Day 2:

Drive south to visit Ari Tribe -> Visit the weekly market of Key Afar or ->  O/N Jinka

Day 3:

Visit the Mago N.P and Mursi tribe famous for their unique decoration and the lip plates -> Meet the Hammer tribe -> Dimeka Market -> O/N Turmi

Day 4:

Drive to Omorate (On Kenya boarder) -> Take local boat and cross the Omo river -> visit the Dasanetch tribe -> O/N Turmi

Day 5: 

Visit the Banna tribe -> Visit the Konso tribe -> O/n Arba Minch

Day 6: 

Take a boat and cruise in lake Chamo to see hippos & crockodiles -> Fly back to Addis

 

Omo Valley & Great Rift Valley

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7 Night // 8 Days

Land & Air

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Day 1:

Fly to Arba Minch -> Visit Dorze village famous for their Bamboo huts & False banana trees -> O/N Arba Minch

Day 2:

Drive south to visit Ari Tribe -> Visit the weekly market of Key Afar ->  O/N Jinka

Day 3:

Visit the Mago N.P and Mursi tribe famous for their unique decoration and the lip plates -> Meet the Hammer tribe -> O/N Turmi (Optional - Markets of Al-Duba or Dimeka)

Day 4:

Drive to Omorate (south-westest town in Ethiopia) -> Take local boat and cross the Omo river -> visit the Dasanetch tribe -> O/N Turmi

Day 5: 

Drive and see the Konso tribe in their village -> Visit Konso local market  -> O/N Konso

Day 6: 

Visit Nechisar national park -> take a boat and cruise in lake Chamo to see hippos & crocodiles -> O/n Arba minch

Day 7: 

Visit Sankale wildlife sanctuary  -> Continue to Wondo Genet natural forest & hot springs -> O/N hawasa

Day 8: 

Visit the great fish market in lake Hawasa -> Lake Ziway bird watching -> Stop at crater lake Debre Zait for panoramic view -> Arrive to Addis Ababa

 

Omo Valley, Great Rift Valley & Yabelo Salt Lake

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9 Night // 10 Days

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Day 1:

Stop at crater lake Debre Zait for panoramic view -> Lake Ziway bird watching ->Continue to Wondo Genet natural forest & hot springs ->  O/N Hawasa

Day 2:

Visit the great fish market in lake Hawasa -> Visit the ethnic tribe of Walaita -> Visit Rastafarei religion in Shashamane -> Visit Sankale wildlife sanctuary -> O/N Arba Minch

Day 3:

Take a boat and cruise in lake Chamo to see hippos & Crocodiles -> Visit Dorze village famous for their Bamboo huts & False banana trees -> O/N Arba Minch

Day 4:

Visit the Konso tribe -> Drive south to visit  Erbore tribe -> Visit Key afar market -> O/N Turmi

Day 5: 

Visit the Konso tribe -> Drive south to visit  Erbore tribe -> Visit Key afar market -> O/N Turmi

Day 6: 

Visit the Karo tribe -> Visit the Banna Tribe -> Visit the Ari tribe -> O/N Jinka

Day 7: 

Visit the Mago N.P and Mursi tribe famous for their unique decoration and the lip plates -> Visit the Konso Tribe -> O/N Yabelo

Day 8: 

Early morning excursion to El-Sod the salty crater lake of Borena People -> Dubluk singing well -> O/N Yabelo

Day 9: 

Visit the coffee plantations of Sidamo region -> Coffee ceremony and hyena watch -> O/N Aragash lodge

Day 10: 

Drive back to Addis Ababa

 

Surma Tribes, Omo Valley & Great Rift Valley

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12 Night // 13 Days

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Day 1:

Drive west to Jimma -> Visit Aba Jaffar ll palace -> O/N Jimma

Day 2:

Drive to Mizan Tafari birthplace of the Coffee -> Visit Coffee & farms and plantations in the forest -> O/N Mizan Tafari

Day 3:

Drive to Kibish throw the dense rain forest -> visit the Anuak people & village -> Visit the Dizi tribe -> O/N camping in Kibish

Day 4:

Visit the Surma tribe and their village famous for their body painting and lip plates -> O/N camping in Kibish

Day 5: 

Continue to Omo national park home for buffaloes, elephants, tigers, lions and more -> O/N camping

Day 6: 

Game drive to watch Omo national park wildlife  -> O/N camping in Nyangatom

Day 7: 

Drive and Visit the Karo tribe -> Visit Nyangatom tribe -> O/n Trumi

Day 8: 

Drive to Omorate (south westest town in Ethiopia) -> Take local boat and cross the Omo river -> visit the Dasanetch tribe -> Visit the Hammer tribe -> O/N Turmi

Day 9: 

visit the Banna tribe -> Visit the weekly market of Key Afar or Dimeka Market -> O/N Jinka

Day 10: 

Drive and Visit the Mago N.P and Mursi tribe famous for their unique decoration and the lip plates -> O/N Konso

Day 11: 

Drive and see the Konso tribe in their village -> Visit Konso local market  -> Take a boat and cruize in lake Chamo to see hippos & Crocodiles -> O/N Arba minch

Day 12: 

Visit Dorze village famous for their Bamboo huts & False banana tress     -> Visit Rastafarei religion in Shashamane -> O/N Hawasa

Day 13: 

Visit the great fish market in lake Hawasa -> Stop at crater lake Debre Zait for panoramic view -> Lake Ziway bird watching -> Arrive to Addis Ababa

 
 

Balle Mountains

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5 Night // 6 Days

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Day 1:

Drive from the capital to throw rift valley lakes to Bale national park -> O/N Dinsho

Day 2:

Trek from Dinsho to Adelay via Geysay valley -> Web river & waterfall -> Mountain Nyala could be spoted here -> O/N Camping

Day 3:

Continue to Sodota via Kotera plains -> Menelik bushbuck & Colobus monkies could be spoted -> Habera waterfalls -> O/N camping

Day 4:

procced to Keyransa via Wolla valley -> Ethiopian wolf & Endemic birds could be spotted -> O/N camping

Day 5: 

Continue to the entrance gate via Rafu valley -> O/N

Day 6: 

Meet the vehicles and start your journey back to the capital Addis Ababa

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