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ETL Tour and Travel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tour Operators in Ethiopia

12 Days Trip to ethiopia



Tour Code;

ETL-ET-TOUR -NAT -003

Local Tour Operator; -

ETL Tour and Travel

http://www.ethiotourline.com

Type of Tour; -

Natural

Mood of Transport; -

Surface

Type of fleet; -

4x4, and buses based on no of paxs

Accommodation; -

Hotel, Lodge and camping

Participants; -

All age groups, both sexes,

Group Size; -

Solo Traveler and Groups [Max 40 Pax]

Best Tour Season; -

Best between throughout the year

Customize; -

This package can be customized!

Duration; -



12 Day & 11Nights

Tour Highlights

1st Day; -

Up on arrival our representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel for check-in. This day you will have a visit to National Museum, Trinity Cathedral, and Entoto Hill..

2ed Day; - Drive from Addis to Arbaminch on the way drive through the Grate Rift valley system, lunch will be held at Shashemene. Late in the afternoon you will arrive at Arbaminch

3rd day; - This day you will make a tour in Arbaminch in the morning and visit the Nech Saar National park in the afternoon make boat trip on Lake Chamo.

4th Day; -

Drive from Arbaminch to Jinka on the way visit the interesting Konso Village and and their fortified terraces; if the day is Thursday you will visit the colorful Bena, ari, Tsemay tribes market then proceed to Jinka to visit Ari village and tribes.

5th Day;

- Make an excursion form Jinka to Mago National park, visit the Mursi people who live behind the National park and make game drive. Late in the afternoon drive back to Jinka for overnight.

6th Day; -

Drive from Jinka to Omorate to visit dassanach people village. Overnight camping in Omorate

7th Day; -

Drive to Omo National Park from Omorate to the make a visit of the national park

8th Day; -

Drive from Omo National Park direct to Turmi to make a visit to Hamar village and people and possibly you will enjoy either bull jumping or Evangadi Dance.

9th Day; -

Drive fromTurmi via Arbaminch to Hawssa afternoon visit the city of hawassa and a very popular Fish market place besides the shore of Lake Hawssa

10th Day; -

Start driving to Dinsho the headquarters of the Bale Mountain National Park where you will enjoy a beautiful walk and drive in the surrounding area of the park.

11th Day; -

The whole day is spent to explore the Bale Mountains. This is going to be a day of extraordinary scenery and of course we continue to Harena Forest search for endemic species of which many are found in this area among them the Ethiopian wolf and many birds.

12th Day; -

You are leaving the mountainous area behind and travel down to the bottom of the Rift Valley again by a different, very scenic road, via Asela to Addis Ababa. You will check in to your hotel then leave you hotel for a traditional dinner. Finally you will transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

1st Day; - Arrival Addis Ababa

Description

The Holy Trinity Cathedral was established on December 22, 1931, under the auspices of His Imperial Majesty Haileselassie I. But during the war of resistance against fascism, the construction was disrupted for five years (1935 - 1940). Through the help of the Almighty, the construction had continued after liberation and was completed in1943. And the Cathedral was officially inaugurated on January 14, 1943. The building of the Cathedral occupies an area of 1200 square meters and it is 16 meters high. In the Cathedral, there are gorgeious spiritual glass stained pictures mirroring the history of the old and the new Testaments. The pictures of the old Testament covers from Adam and Eve to Kind Solomon and Queen Sheba. On the contrary, the New Testament covers from the Nativity to the Pentecost on the other, there are historical pictures showing Emperor Hailessilasie hoisting the Ethiopian flag after victory and addressing the League of Nations in Geneva

Core Attraction

National Museum, St, Marry church, Cathedr

Activities

Up on arrival our representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel for check-in. This day you will have a visit to National Museum, Trinity Cathedral, and Entoto Hill.

Overnight; - Standard Hotel- Addis Ababa

2ed Day; - Addis Ababa- Arbaminch

Description

The Rastafarians regard Ethiopia as their ancestral home and believe that Ethiopia’s last emperor, Emperor Haile Selassie, was the Messiah, fulfilling the Biblical prophecy that kings would come out of Africa. Hundreds of followers from the Caribbean, the United States, the United Kingdom and France are residing on 500 acres of land granted by the Emperor in Shashemene, a sizable town in southern Ethiopia. Most say they have sacrificed three or four decades for a country and movement that they say gave them nothing. Most of them say theirs is a struggle for daily survival and endeavor to integrate with the local populations.

Core Attraction

Visit Ras Teferians City Shashemane

Activities

Drive from Addis to Arbaminch on the way drive through the Grate Rift valley system, lunch will be held at Shashemene. Late in the afternoon you will arrive at Arbaminch.

Overnight; - Standard Hotel- Arbaminch

3rd Day; - Excursion around Arbaminch

Description

Spanning the narrow yet mountainous ‘Bridge of God’ that separates Lakes Chamo and Abaya, Nechisar National Park ranks among the most scenic national parks in East Africa.Although, only 514 sq km, the park contains diverse habitats ranging from wide-open savannah and acacia woodland to thick bush and sections of riparian forest. The bleached savannah grasses actually spawned the park’s name, which means ‘white grass’ in Amharic. On the Nechisar Plain (where animals are most easily seen), the Burchell’s zebra is the most conspicuous, sometimes gathered in herds of 100-plus animals. Visitors usually also see Swayne’s hartebeest, greater kudu and Grant’s gazelle. A small population of lions still roams the park, too, but don’t expect to meet them. Olive baboons, black-and-white colobus and Guenther’s dik-dik can often be seen between the headquarters and Forty Springs. The birdlife is more diverse: 351 species have been counted and there isn’t a birder alive who doesn’t want to see the Nechisar nightjar, but you’ll probably have to settle for Abyssinian ground hornbills and Kori bustards

Core Attraction

Boat trip, game drive and walk around Arbaminch

Activities

This day you will make a tour in Arbaminch in the morning and visit the Nech Saar National park in the afternoon make boat trip on Lake Chamo.

Overnight; - Standard Hotel- Arbaminch

4th Day; - Drive from Arbaminch to Jinka

Description

Konso Cultural Landscape is a 55km2 arid property of stone walled terraces and fortified settlements in the Konso highlands of Ethiopia. It constitutes a spectacular example of a living cultural tradition stretching back 21 generations (more than 400 years) adapted to its dry hostile environment. The landscape demonstrates the shared values, social cohesion and engineering knowledge of its communities. The site also features anthropomorphic wooden statues - grouped to represent respected members of their communities and particularly heroic events - which are an exceptional living testimony to funerary traditions that are on the verge of disappearing. Stone steles in the towns express a complex system of marking the passing of generations of leaders

Core Attractions

Konso village and people, Ari village and tribes

Activities

Drive from Arbaminch to Jinka on the way visit the interesting Konso Village and and their fortified terraces; if the day is Thursday you will visit the colorful Bena, ari, Tsemay tribes market then proceed to Jinka to visit Ari village and tribes.

Overnight; - Standard Hotel- Jinka

5th Day; - Jinka – Mago National Park - Jinka

Description

Situated 800 kilometer south West of Addis Ababa touching the east bank of the omo river via arba Munch ,konso and Jinka . Mago National Park was set up to conserve the large number of plain animals in the area ,particularly buffalo o ( about 2000 head ),giraffe and elephant. Also among the species of mammals seen here are topic and lelewel heartbeats ,as well as lion ,cheethaha ,leopard ,Burch's zebra ,greenuk ,oryx and greater kudu and lesser kudu .In Mago National Park there are also many small mammals too making up together 81 mammals species so far recorded. The birds are typically of the dry grass land habitat featuring bustard ,hornibills ,weavers and starlings ,king fisher and herons can be seen around. There are altogether 153 species of birds recorded to date four ( 4) of them are endemic ;the white winged cliff chat ,the black headed fores oriole ,the thick billed rackn and the wattle ibis .

Core Attraction

Mago national park, Murci Tribes and village

Activities

Make an excursion form Jinka to Mago National park, visit the Mursi people who live behind the National park and make game drive. Late in the afternoon drive back to Jinka for overnight.

Overnight; - Standard Hotel- Jinka

6th Day; - Jinka – Omorate – Omorate

Description

Omorate is situated by the Omo River – about 2 hours drive from Turmi and almost as deep as one can get into the Omo valley if not crossing the river and travelling further down south to Lake Turkana and the Kenyan border. In Omorate one can also cross over the river to the Dassanach village where the semi-nomadic Dassanach people stay part of the year with their cattle and goats. The banks of Omo River are quite steep but in the rainy season even the banks will become flooded. The water flowing through the Omo River is one of the only sources for Lake Turkana, 50 km south from Omorate.

Core Attraction

Omorate Village and Dassanach People

Activities

Drive from Jinka to Omorate to visit dassanach people village. Overnight camping in Omorate

Overnight; - Camping – Omorate

7th Day; - Omorate –Omo National Park - Camping

Description

The park is not easily accessible, as the current means of access is via Omorate and the ferry to the north bank of the river. The park Head quarter is 75 km from Kibish settlement. However, a new airstrip is available close to the Head Quarter and to a pleasant campsite on the Mui River - plans are in hand for further major improvements. Omo National Park, the largest in the country, with an area of 4,068 square kilometres. It is a vast expanse of true wilderness, adjacent to the Omo River, which flows southwards into Lake Turkana and is one of the richest and least-visited wildlife sanctuaries in eastern Africa. Eland, oryx, Burchell's zebra, Lelwel hartebeest, buffalo, giraffe, elephant, waterbuck, kudu, lion, leopard and cheetah roam within the park's boundaries.The Omo Valley is virtually free of human habitation but is rich in palaeo-anthro-pological remains. According to scientific research done in 1982 by the University of California at Berkeley, hominid remains from the Omo Valley probably date back more than four million years.

Core Attraction

Game drive in to the Omo National Park

Activities

Drive to Omo National Park from Omorate to the make a visit of the national park

Overnight; - Camping – Omo National Park

8th Day; - Omo N national Park - Turmi

Description

A Hamar man comes of age by leaping over a line of cattle. It’s the ceremony which qualifies him to marry, own cattle and have children. The timing of the ceremony is up to the man’s parents and happens after harvest. As an invitation, the guests receive a strip of bark with a number of knots – one to cut off for each day that passes in the run up to the ceremony. They have several days of feasting and drinking sorghum beer in prospect.On the afternoon of the leap, the man’s female relatives demand to be whipped as part of the ceremony. The girls go out to meet the Maza, the ones who will whip them – a group of men who have already leapt across the cattle, and live apart from the rest of the tribe, moving from ceremony to ceremony. The whipping appears to be consensual; the girls gather round and beg to be whipped on their backs. They don’t show the pain they must feel and they say they’re proud of the scars. They would look down on a woman who refuses to join in, but young girls are discouraged from getting whipped.

Core Attraction

Visit hamar village and people and possibly attending bull jumping or Evangadi dance

Activities

Drive from Omo National Park direct to Turmi to make a visit to Hamar village and people and possibly you will enjoy either bull jumping or Evangadi Dance.

Overnight; - Standard Lodge- Turmi

9th Day; - Turmi – Arbaminch – Hawassa

Description

The fish market is a market along the shore of Lake Hawassa (or Awasa / Awassa) and is popular tourist attraction in Hawassa city in Ethiopia. It offers a glimpse of the local way of life, as fishermen bring to shore their fresh catch which is immediately sold to awaiting customers. There are also restaurants serving the fresh catch, in a variety of cooking styles (or served raw). There are surprisingly many hungry Marabou storks at this market.

Core Attraction

Fish Market place and Lake Hawssa

Activities

Drive from to Turmi via Arbaminch to Hawssa afternoon visit the city of Hawassa and a very popular Fish market place besides the shore of Lake Hawassa

Overnight; - Standard Hotel- Hawassa

10th Day; Hawassa- Goba 274 km/ ~5 hr

Description

The Bale Mountains are home to a variety of wild animals and sightings of many of these species (the endemic mountain nyala, Ethiopian wolf, Menelik's bushbuck and many more) are virtually guaranteed. If you are lucky there is a possibility of spotting leopard, lion, wild dog and Bale monkey in the Harenna forest.

Core Attraction

Driving and walking around Bale Mountains National Park

Activities

Start driving to Dinsho the headquarters of the Bale Mountain National Park where you will enjoy a beautiful walk and drive in the surrounding area of the park.

11th Day; - Dinsho - Goba – Sanetti- Goba

Description

In the centre of the park lies a high level Afro-alpine Sanetti plateau, with heights ranging from 2800m in the north and 4377m to the south. This is the largest remaining alpine habitat in Africa and here the landscape is wild and open and one can often see snow or frost on the ground. The elevations between 3550m and 4000m are covered with rare Erica shrub whilst numerous Lobelia dot the flat moorland higher up on the plateau. To the centre rises the second highest peak in Ethiopia, Mount Tullu Dimtuu, with a vehicle track leading to the summit for those who would find the high altitude trekking a little oxygen deficient for their tastes. Much of the Sanetti plateau lies over 4000m and this is where visitors can often see the rare Ethiopian Wolf which hunts for its rodent prey across the Sanetti heights. Many rodents themselves are endemic: Giant Mole Rats pop out from burrows whilst Blix Grass Rats scuffing around finding food, whilst themselves attracting the attention of plateau raptors. Here can also be seen Golden Eagles, Lammergeiers and many other species of birds. Located a mere 30 minutes from the Bale Mountain Lodge, no trip to Bale would be complete without spending a day or two on the plateau.

Core Attraction

Excursion to Harena Forest

Activities

The whole day is spent to explore the Bale Mountains. This is going to be a day of extraordinary scenery and of course we continue to Harena Forest search for endemic species of which many are found in this area among them the Ethiopian wolf and many birds.

Overnight; - Standard Lodge - Dinsho

12th Day; - Goba - Addis Ababa, 414 km/ ~8 hr

Description

Ethiopia is one of Africa’s most prolific bird watching destinations. An astounding 862 recorded birds species can be found in Ethiopia. The most motivated ‘tickers’ come from all over the world to enhance their bird lists with Ethiopia’s many endemic species. The bird populations swell between the months of November and February when some 200 species of Palaearctic migrants arrive from Europe and Asia to join the already abundant number of birds that can be found in Ethiopia.

Core Attraction

Merkato and shopping and attending traditional Dinner

Activities

You are leaving the mountainous area behind and travel down to the bottom of the Rift Valley again by a different, very scenic road, via Asela to Addis Ababa. You will check in to your hotel then leave you hotel for a traditional dinner. Finally you will transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Day use room; - Standard Hotel- Addis Ababa







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