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ETHIOPIA NORTH-WEST The undiscovered people of the North-west

1: Addis Ababa
Arrival Addis Ababa. Meet the guide at the airport. Transfer hotel. Rest. Afternoon tour of Addis. ON htl

2: BAHIRDAR
Drive to the Debre Libanos monastery, the old Portuguese bridge and Jamma river valley. Proceed then crossing the Blue Nile valley to Bahirdar. ON htl

3: BAHIRDAR: THE BLUE NILE FALLS & MONASTERIES OVER LAKE TANA
Morning drive to admire the Blue Nile falls. Afternoon boat on lake Tana, to admire 2-3 churches over its islands, as Ura Kidane Mehret, Mahal Zeghie and Asua Mariam. ON htl

4: AGEW & GUMZE PEOPLE + MARKET
We propose this day to be SAT. Drive to Kossober (150 kms, 2 hrs) to visit the Gojam and Agew people market. Then proceed to Chagni (60 km, 1 hrs) and Mandura (67 km, 1 hr) to admire another colorful market, this time of the Gumze and Agew people. Then drive back to Zengena lake for ON camping

5: AGEW & GUMZE VILLAGES + MARKET
SUN. Drive to Dahans Baguna to admire a Gumze & Agew people market. Then proceed to very nice and traditional Agew people villages. Reach then the Blue Nile. And ON camping at Shinashia, at a Agew people village.

6: BLUE NILE & BERTA PEOPLE
Proceed to Guba (or also called Mankush) village, where you find also a previous palace of Dej Asmach Jemal, built during Emperor Menelik reign. Reach so Janga where you can admire the Blue Nile, before entering in Sudan, called here “Sirba Abay” (189 kms, 4 hrs). Proceed so to Sherkole where you can admire the Berta people, traditional gold miners, at work. (2 hrs drive). Then continue for the overnight at Asosa, at Mango campsite, among lot of Mango trees

7: GOLD MINERS + MAO, KOMO, GANZO PEOPLE
TUE. Morning drive to the Sudan border town of Kumruk (3 hrs), get the permits, and drive to Fametsere, where under a volcanic mountain (which they call the gold mountain and have many traditional believes) the Berta people extract salt. Proceed then to a traditional gold market, where you can admire the way they do their market. Drive back then to Asosa for lunch.
Afternoon proceed to admire the Bambasi village very colorful market of the Oromo, Mao & Komo. The Mao & Komo are very traditional tribes, with many scarification all over their body. The Mao men have scarification in the face & chest, while female on the belly. While the Komo on the front & face, while female on the belly.
Proceed then to Ye’amsera village (Tongo region) & camp next to the mosque, built in 1952 by an Algerian coming from Saudi Arabia. Here in July (Arabian calendar on Mirage 27) there is a famous pilgrimage
Organize the permits & police escort and this evening have one of the most spectacular visit of the trip, till now: drive to the Ganzo people village. The Ganzo are the 81th tribe, just discovered few years ago. Are totally 150 members. Have scarification over their body, mainly the men in the face & chest; while female in the belly, arms & back. They hunt (warthog, alligators, monkeys, etc) and in the evening you’ll participate to dinner and dancing. Is a very particular experience.
Back for overnight Ye’amsera camp.

8: MAO, KOMO, GANZO PEOPLE
Morning dedicated to the visit of the Ganzo people. Then proceed to Asosa. On the way make a 1 hrs trek at Inzi, for very nice views over the region). ON Mango campsite

9: NEKEMTE
Drive to Nekemte (341 kms, 8 hrs). On the way visit very nice views and Wollo people resettlements.

10: ADDIS ABABA
Drive back to Addis Ababa. Ones in Addis, short visit of the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa. Dinner in traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances. Then transfer airport for departure

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ETHIOPIA NORTH WEST The Historic route and the undiscovered people of the north-west

1: ADDIS ABABA

Arrival Addis Ababa. Meet the guide at the airport. Transfer hotel. Rest. Afternoon tour of Addis. ON htl

2: OROMO PEOPLE

We propose this day to be SUN. Drive north with a stop to admire the colorful Sunday market of the Oromo people at Senbete village. ON Kombolcha in htl

3: BATI MARKET & AFAR PEOPLE

MON. Drive to the very colorful Afar & Oromo people market of Bati. Then back to Kombolcha and proceed for ON htl in Woldya

4: NAKTULEAB, LALIBELA

Drive to Lalibela, admiring on the way the Naktuleab cave church. ON Yemereha hotel in Lalibela www.yemerehahotel.com

5: LALIBELA

Visit the rock-hewn churches in Lalibela. ON htl

6: AHETEN MARIAM- YEMEREHENNA KRISTOS

Morning by mules to Asheten Mariam church, Afternoon drive to Yemerehenna Kristos very colorful church. ON Yemereha htl

7: GONDAR

Drive to Gondar, crossing Wolo & Amhara people villages. ON htl

8: GONDAR-BAHIRDAR

Morning visit the churches and castles in Gondar: the castle compound, Fasiladas bath, Debre Birhan Selassie (Light of Trinity) with wonderful murals, Mentewab palace, Qusquam church, Falashia village, and more. Afternoon drive to Bahirdar. ON htl

9: BAHIRDAR: THE BLUE NILE FALLS & MONASTERIES OVER LAKE TANA

Morning drive to admire the Blue Nile falls. Afternoon boat on lake Tana, to admire 2-3 churches over its islands, as Ura Kidane Mehret, Mahal Zeghie and Asua Mariam. ON htl

10: AGEW & GUMZE PEOPLE + MARKET

We propose this day to be SAT. Drive to Kossober (150 kms, 2 hrs) to visit the Gojam and Agew people market. Then proceed to Chagni (60 km, 1 hrs) and Mandura (67 km, 1 hr) to admire another colorful market, this time of the Gumze and Agew people. Then drive back to Zengena lake for ON camping

11: AGEW & GUMZE VILLAGES + MARKET

SUN. Drive to Dahans Baguna to admire a Gumze & Agew people market. Then proceed to very nice and traditional Agew people villages. Reach then the Blue Nile. And ON camping at Shinashia, at a Agew people village.

12: BLUE NILE & BERTA PEOPLE

Proceed to Guba (or also called Mankush) village, where you find also a previous palace of Dej Asmach Jemal, built during Emperor Menelik reign. Reach so Janga where you can admire the Blue Nile, before entering in Sudan, called here “Sirba Abay” (189 kms, 4 hrs). Proceed so to Sherkole where you can admire the Berta people, traditional gold miners, at work. (2 hrs drive). Then continue for the overnight at Asosa, at Mango campsite, among lot of Mango trees

13: GOLD MINERS + MAO, KOMO, GANZO PEOPLE

TUE. Morning drive to the Sudan border town of Kumruk (3 hrs), get the permits, and drive to Fametsere, where under a volcanic mountain (which they call the gold mountain and have many traditional believes) the Berta people extract salt. Proceed then to a traditional gold market, where you can admire the way they do their market. Drive back then to Asosa for lunch.
Afternoon proceed to admire the Bambasi village very colorful market of the Oromo, Mao & Komo. The Mao & Komo are very traditional tribes, with many scarification all over their body. The Mao men have scarification in the face & chest, while female on the belly. While the Komo on the front & face, while female on the belly.
Proceed then to Ye’amsera village (Tongo region) & camp next to the mosque, built in 1952 by an Algerian coming from Saudi Arabia. Here in July (Arabian calendar on Mirage 27) there is a famous pilgrimage
Organize the permits & police escort and this evening have one of the most spectacular visit of the trip, till now: drive to the Ganzo people village. The Ganzo are the 81th tribe, just discovered few years ago. Are totally 150 members. Have scarification over their body, mainly the men in the face & chest; while female in the belly, arms & back. They hunt (warthog, alligators, monkeys, etc) and in the evening you’ll participate to dinner and dancing. Is a very particular experience.
Back for overnight Ye’amsera camp.

14: MAO, KOMO, GAMZ PEOPLE

Morning dedicated to the visit of the Ganzo people. Then proceed to Asosa. On the way make a 1 hrs trek at Inzi, for very nice views over the region). ON Mango campsite

15: NEKEMTE

Drive to Nekemte (341 kms, 8 hrs). On the way visit very nice views and Wollo people resettlements.

16: ADDIS ABABA

Drive back to Addis Ababa. Ones in Addis, short visit of the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa. Dinner in traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances. Then transfer airport for departure

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ETHIOPIA, SURMA REGION GLT 306. Surma Trekking

1: Addis Ababa
Arrival at Addis Ababa.

2: Jimma
Drive Jimma (coffee => Kaffa).

3: Tepi
Drive Tepi and see Animals.

4: Tum
Drive Tum (Dizi & Tishena people).

5: Trekking: Tum-Maji
Start trekking: Tum-Maji. O/N camp. Dizi people.

6: Maji – Adikas
Maji-Adikas (Dizi tribes).

7: Adikas – Kormu
Adikas-Kormu (Chai tribes).

8: Kormu – Kibish
Kormu-Kibish (Surma tribes).

9: Kibish
Kibish (O/N camp at the river bank). (Always Surma people).

10: Kibish – Kormu
Kibish-Kormu.

11: Kormu – Adikas.
Kormu-Adikas.

12: Adikas – Tum
Adikas-Tum. End of trek.

13: Mizan Teferi
Drive Mizan Teferi.

14: Gambela
See animals-arrive Gambela.

15: Nuer & Anuak people
Nuer & Anuak people village.

16: Gambela
Drive Gambela.

17: Nekemte
Drive Nekemte.

18: Wonchi Lake
Guder falls Wonchi Lake. O/N Ambo in hotel.

19: Addis Ababa
Back to Addis.

20: Departure
Departure

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ETHIOPIA, SURMA REGION GLT 305. Nekemte, Gamgela Tum, Kibish and Jimma

1: Addis Ababa
Arrival Addis Ababa.

2: Addis Ababa – Ambo – Nekempte
Addis Ababa – Ambo – Nekempte, O/N htl.

3: Gambela
Drive to Gambela. O/N camping or hotel.

4: Nuer tribes
Drive to Itang at Baro River, for the Nuer tribes, O/N camping or local hotel.

5: Jikawo, Baro River and Anuak tribes
Drive to Jikawo, Baro River and Anuak tribes. O/N Camping or hotel.

6: Gambela
Back to Gambela. O/N htl 2-3*.

7: Tepi
Drive to Tepi. O/N hotel or camp.

8: Dimma
Drive and Dimma (big forests). O/N camping.

9: Tum – Dizi tribes
Cross the Akobo river to Tum visit the Dizi tribes. Camping.

10: Tulgit – Surma people
Drive to Tulgit for Surma people. O/N Camping.

11: Kibish
Drive to Kibish, Surma people, O/N camping.

12: Kibish – Kormu – Kibish
Kibish-Kormu-Kibish, Surma people, villages, cultures, ceremonies. O/N camping.

13: Mizan Teferi
Drive back to Mizan Teferi. O/N htl.

14: Jimma
Drive Jimma. O/N Abegaz Hotel.

15: Aba Jifar Palace – langano
Visit Aba Jifar Palace and market, and continue for Langano Rift Valley.

16: Rift Valley lakes
Visit the Rift Valley lakes of Shalla, Abyata, Langano, Wondogenet. O/N htl.

17: Addis Ababa
Back Addis Ababa. PM free.

18: Departure
Departure.

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ETHIOPIA, OMO VALLEY GLT 309. Omo Valley without camping

1: Addis Ababa
Arrive Addis Ababa.

2: Langano
Drive to Langano, Admiring the crater lakes of Debre Zeith, the Rift Valley Lakes of Shalla and Abyata, with numerous birds like pelicans, flamingos and more. Continue to Langano lake. If possible overnight at the New Wenny Lodge, a lodge secluded in Nature, paradise for vegetation, birds, animals and quietness.

3: Arbaminch
Continue to Arbaminch, with some stops for the Wolayta people and house on the way. Very interesting their houses, way of life, cultivation of the false banana (from which they extract their local bread, called KOTCHO). Afternoon drive to the mountains of Chencha village to visit the houses, weaving clothes (for which they are extremely famous), cultivation of Sorghum, false banana (Enset) of Dorze people. Dinner and overnight Arbaminch Swaynes Hotel.

4: Jinka
Drive to Jinka, by admiring on the way

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ETHIOPIA, OMO VALLEY GLT 309. Omo Valley whith some extras

1: Addis Ababa

Arrive Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel.

2: Langano

Rift valley lakes O/N Langano htl.

3: Wolayta – Arbaminch

Wolayta and Dorze people O/N htl, Arbaminch.

4: Chamo Lake

Netch Sar Park and Chamo lake at Arbaminch.

5: Konso

Konso villages. O/N camp near villages or other.

6: Jinka

Weyto for Derashe & Tsehmay people. Ari & Benna peoples O/N Jinka.

7: Mago park

Male people (Woven dressing by grass) and O/N Mago park camp.

8: Mursi people

Mursi people O/N Mago camp.

9: Karo people (Omo River)

Karo people & villages. O/N camp at Duss or Murulle.

10: Bume people – Turmi

Bume people crossing the Omo river by boat or foot. Proceed for Hamer people & O/N Turmi-Camp or lodge.

11: Turmi (Dassanech people)

Excursion at Omorate for Dassanech people & Omo River. Back O/N Turmi.

12: Turmi (hamer people)

Hamer people, villages. Possibly market & ceremonies O/N Turmi.

13: Erbore people

Erbore people & lake Stephan (Chew Bahir) O/N Weyto camp.

14: Yabelo

Konso & Borena people and villages. O/N Yabelo camp or local htl.

15: El Sod crater

Dublock singing wells and El Sod crater O/N Dila camp.

16: Awasa – Wondogenet

Rift Valley lake of Awasa – Wondogenet O/N htl.

17: Bale Nationalpark

Bale Nationalpark. O/N Dinsho campsite.

18: Tuludimtu forest

Sanete plateau and Tuludimtu forest. O/N Goba htl.

19: Asela – Addis Ababa

Asela – Addis Ababa O/N htl.

20: Departure

Departure.

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GTL 300. OMO VALLEY

Omo Valley. A real experience whtin nature and people
1: Addis Ababa

Arrival Addis Ababa. Meet the guide at the airport. Transfer hotel. Rest. Afternoon tour of Addis. ON htl

2: Bale Mountains

We drive to the Bale mountains, via Sodore, admiring Awash river, a bath in the hot water swimming pool and lunch. We so proceed via Asela to the Bale National park. ON camping Dinsho

3: Bale Mountains

View of spectacular fauna & flora at the Bale mountains. Morning drive & walk at Sanete plateau, with afro-alpine vegetable & the chance to spot the endemic Semien fox. After a lunch box, drive to the Tuludimtu forest for very nice views, different flora and the chance to spot the endemic Mountain Nyala. Dinner & ON camping Harena forest

4: Bale Mountains – Oromo People

We proceed admiring very nice views and crossing the forest, and then visiting Oromo people villages (Oromo Sidamo & Oromo Bale) & their way of life. ON camping Dolo.

5: Borena People

Visiting Oromo people we reach Borena people & villages. Visit one village with particular traditions. ON camping ElSod, on top of the crater.

6: El Sod Crater. Singing wells. Konso people

Early morning, around 6 am, we walk to the crater, to admire Borena people extracting salt from a marshy lake. When walking back to the crater, have breakfast. Visit singing wells around Elsod. Then we drive to Yabelo & have lunch box on the way. Proceed to Konso and visit one village. ON Kanta lodge or camping near to the king palace. In this case we have the chance to see his village and palace.

7: Key Afer (thursday market). Jinka, Ari People, Mursi People

We proceed to the Weyto river valley. Try to combine the program to be in Thursday to admire the KeyAfer market (of Tsemay & Erbore people). We proceed to Jinka admiring Ari people, & proceed to the Mago National park. Crossing the Neri river we reach the Mursi people village of Elwoha. ON camping.

8: Mursi and body people

Full day for Mursi & Body people visiting their villages & culture, way of life & culture. With luck we look for the donga game (August, September & October). If time permits make a game drive in the late afternoon on the high mountains of the Mago park. ON camping Elwoha.

9: Muguji People

We cross the Mago National park & proceed for the Muguji people & villages. With luck we’ll visit in the evening on of their dances. ON camping

10: Daro, nyangatom, hammer people

Visita Karo people villages of Lubuk or Duss & Kortcho. Proceed the to the Nyangatom (Bume) people crossing Omo river, at Kangate. Visit one of their villages, with very interesting cultures. Drive then to the Hamer people e ON bungalows Evangadi lodge www.evangadilodge.com

11: Hammer people and visit turmi market

Full day visit Hamer people villages. Walk to a Hamer village; then proceed to the Monday market of Hamer, Karo & Dassanech people. With luck visit one of the Hamer people marriage ceremony with the bull jumping. And with luck the evening a Hamer people dance: the Evangadi. ON Evangadi lodge

12: Dassanech people and visit turkana lake

We proceed to Omorate village, where we’ll visit Dassanech people. Then drive to the Turkana lake, visiting Incoreana people. Back late afternoon to Turmi. ON Evangadi lodge

13: Erober people – Arbaminch

Visit Erbore people & villages, and proceed to Arbaminch. ON Swaynes hotel www.swayneshotel.com

14: Lago Chamo – Netchsar Park

Morning drive to lake Chamo and then make a boat trip admiring crocodiles (the biggest in Africa with length over 7 meters), hippos and birds. Reach the other side of the lake and walk to the Netch Sar park. Visit many animals, as Swaynes Hartbeest, lesser kudu, zebras, birds & more. Reach the mountain top (“Yesghier dildi”, which means mountain of paradise) with spectacular view over Chamo & Abaya lakes and the Netch Sar park. Have lunch. Then come same way back; or the cars can reach you at the park and drive back. ON Swaynes htl

15: Dorze people – Langano Lake

Drive to the Dorze people, admiring their villages, and particular way of life and houses. And very nice views. Lunch box. Drive then to the Rift Valley of Langano. Dinner & ON Wenney ecolodge www.wenneyecolodge.com

16: Langano Lake and Sway, Tiya and Adadi Mariam – Addis Ababa

Relax at Langano. Possibility of trakking to Munessa forest, birdwatching, horseriding, cycling, fishing, swimming & more. Lunch. Drive then to Zway lake, Tiya steles & Adadi Mariam church. Reach late afternoon Addis Ababa. Dinner in traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances. Then transfer airport for departure

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GL1305. NORTH AND SOUTH

1: Addis Ababa
eginning of the tour in Addis Ababa. Morning free. Afternoon (1400 hrs from the hotel) tour of the capital: visit Entoto mountains with views over the capital, the National museum, St George church. ON (overnight) chosen hotel.

2: Addis Ababa � Bahir Dar
Fly to Bahirdar, and transfer hotel for check-in. Morning drive to admire the Blue Nile falls. Lunch back to Bahirdar. Afternoon boat trip on lake Tana to admire the beautiful monasteries over the lake’s islands, as Ura Kidane Mehret and Mahal Zeghie Gyorgis. ON best available htl in Bahirdar

3: BahirDar – Gondar
Morning 2 hrs drive to Gondar. Then visit of castles and churches in Gondar: visit the castle’s compound, the Debre Birhan Sellasie church (light of Trinity) with wonderful murals, the King Fasiladas bath, the old Qusquam monastery, Empress Mentewab palace and more. ON best available htl Gondar.

4: Gondar – Semien Mountains
2 hrs drive to visit the Semien mountains. Then make walks, admiring spectacular views, spot some endemic mammals (as the gelada baboons), birds, very nice flora, and visit some Amhara people villages. ON Debark Sankaber 3* htl

5: Semien Mountains – Axum
Drive to Axum through spectacular views. Lunch box. Arrival afternoon Axum, visit the steles and drive to your hotel for rest and ON. ON best available htl Axum.

6: Axum
Tour of Axum: visit St Mary of Tsion church (where legend says is deposited the Ark of Covenant), the bath and the palace of Queen of Sheba, toms of kings, more archeological sites, and more. ON htl

7: Axum � Lalibela
Fly to Lalibela, defined as the 8th wonder in the world, and afternoon visit the first group of the rock-hewn churches. Meals and ON in Lalibela Yemereha htl www.yemerehahotel.com

8: Lalibela
Morning visit one of the churches out of the town. We propose an excursion by mules to the Asheten Mariam church, with spectacular views too. Or by car to the cave church of Naktuleab. Afternoon remaining churches in Lalibela.

9: Lalibela � Addis Ababa
Fly to Addis Ababa. Relax and visit of the Ethnographic museum and the Merkato, biggest open air market in Africa. ON hotel.

10: Addis Ababa – Arbaminch
Drive to Arbaminch, admiring very green views, the Guraghe people and villages; as make some stops for the Wolayta people. Reach late afternoon to Arbaminch, to relax with spectacular sunset at the Swaynes hotel, with very spectacular views over Chamo & Abaya lakes. ON Swaynes hotel. www.swayneshotel.com

11: Arbaminch – Jinka
Drive to Jinka, admiring the Konso, Derase, Tsemay, Ari and Benna people. Make a stop to visit Konso people, which are famous for the terracing agriculture, way of life in the villages, traditions and more. ON Jinka in htl or camp (depend on availability)

12: Jinka – Mago National Park
Enter into the Mago National park, admiring different mammals and birds on the way; and proceed to visit the Mursi people and villages. Here for beauty women use to put round plates into their lips. Lunch box; afternoon back Jinka. Visit the Jinka museum and walk to visit the town. ON in htl or camp

13: Mago National Park – Turmi
Drive to Turmi, admiring Thursday very colorful KeyAfer village market of the Tsemay and Erbore people. Proceed then to visit the Hamer people. If lucky evening see one of their dances, the Evangadi. ON Turmi Evangadi lodge (bungalows or camping- pls pass us your choice asap to check availibility) www.evangadilodge.com

14: Turmi – Karo – Turmi
Drive to visit the Karo people, for their very interesting decoration and scarification all over their body; and very nice views over Omo river from Kortcho village. Back afternoon to the very interesting Hamer people and visit their villages. With luck we’ll try also to participate to their marriage ceremonies, with the bull jumping & more. ON Turmi

15: Arbaminch
Proceed to Arbaminch, admiring on the way the very colorful
Hamer, Karo and Dassanech people market at Dimeka village. Lunch box. Reach late afternoon Arbaminch. ON Swaynes htl.

16: Chencha – Chamo Lake – Arbaminch
Morning drive to Chencha, for the Dorze people, with their unique culture, houses, and traditions. Afternoon boat trip on lake Chamo, for the biggest crocodiles in Africa, lot of hippos, birds, and very nice sunset. ON Swaynes hotel

17: Netch Sar park – Langano
Morning visit the Netch Sar National park, sanctuary of endemic Swaynes Hartbeest, numerous zebras, and wonderful views over Chamo & Abaya lakes. Then proceed to Langano, to reach late afternoon to relax with a very nice sunset at the Wenney eco-lodge, secluded in a natural paradise at shore of lake Langano and near to Munessa forest. Possibility of trekking, bird-watching, horse-riding, boat excursion, cycling, and more. www.wenneyecolodge.com

18: Langano – Addis Ababa
Morning relax and make any of the above mentioned activities, at Langano. Lunch. Afternoon drive back to Addis. Evening traditional dinner with folkloristic dances. Evening or next day departure [we suggest extension to another tour in Ethiopia, or to the parks in Tanzania or the fantastic beaches in Zanzibar or other (see our programs)]

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ETHIOPIA HARAR

In this circuit, one can enjoy more of culture of the different tribes and the natural beauty of the Rift Valley in Ethiopia. In addition this circuit includes some historically significant sites such as Harar, which is regarded as the 4th Moslem sacred city of the world next to Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. This town is also known as the walled city because of the wall that was built in 15th C by Harari (Adare people) to protect themselves from the repeated invasion of surrounding tribes.

1: Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa, city tour and O/N chosen htl.

2: Dire Dawa
Fly to Dire Dawa, city tour & drive for O/N at Harar.

3: Babile – Harar
Morning visit Babile, the valley of marvels. PM Harar’s mosques, churches, tombs, French poet Rimbaud house, market, Adere people cultural houses. Evening hyena man performance.

4: Dire Dawa
Drive to Dire Dawa and fly back to Addis Ababa.

5: Departure
Departure.

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DANAKIL DEPRESSION AND AFAR PEOPLE

1: ITINERARY
01. SAT. Arrival in Addis Ababa. Transfer to the chosen hotel. Have a free morning. Afternoon (1400 hrs from the hotel) tour of the capital: visit Entoto mountain with views over the capital, the National & the Ethnographic museums, St George church and the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa. Meals free. ON hotel. (If the arrival is 1 day before, pls inform us. And add the overnight cost on the quotation)

02. SUN. Drive to Kombolcha. Being Sunday admire on route the very colorful Afar and Oromo people market at Senbete village. Lunch on the way; dinner and ON hotel.

03. MON. Drive to admire the very colorful Monday’s Afar and Oromo people market at Bati village. Is the most colorful market of northern Ethiopia and is amazing to see all these camel caravans at ones; and the interaction among the residents and Afar people. Proceed then to Semera, where we take the permits for the Danakil. Drive further a few hours to reach lake Afrera. Proceed then to the hot springs.
Lunch on the way; dinner & ON camping (if too windy or full at the hot springs, camp at a hotel in town or use one of the local open air hotels)

04. Proceed admiring some Afar people villages, camels, the Afar people way of life and more. Cross also very nice different views, including rocky mountains as dunes, green areas and more. Reach for the afternoon Dodom, at the bottom of the active ErTale volcano. Here we organize the camels for the materials and trek from around 1700 hrs till around 2100 hrs to ErTale volcano. Then enjoy amazing views, admiring the volcano at its splendor, and the lava at the volcano rim: is spectacular!
Lunch on the way; dinner & ON in local huts on the volcano rim.

05. Early morning have a last glance of the volcano and then walk back to Dodom. Proceed your drive then to an Afar people village (Emegubi village) for some very interesting experiences, admiring their culture and way of life, how they extract the local wine from the palm trees and more. Reach Ahmedale late afternoon.
Lunch on the way; dinner and ON camping at AhmedAle.

06. Full day to visit the Dalol natural wonder, spectacular colors of nature, and the Afar men extracting salt.
Have your lunch on route; back to AhmedAle for dinner and ON camping

07. Drive to Hawsen or Mekele. In ones from 120 mts below sea level we go to the Ethiopian highlands above 2,000 meters. Here in the Tigray region are found more than 110 different churches, with different architectural and ornamental designs.
Lunch on the way; dinner & ON Gheralta lodge at Hawsen or hotel in Mekele
08. Full day dedicated for the visit of the Tigray churches.

Visit Micael Imba, Debre Selam Atsbi and Micael Barka churches.
Or Abreha Atsbeha, Degum Selassie and TecleHaimanot Hawsen.
Lunch on the way. Dinner at a traditional restaurant in town. ON hotel in Mekele

09. SUN. Fly back Addis. Afternoon free in Addis.
Lunch free in Addis. Dinner with folkloristic dances in a traditional restaurant.
After dinner transfer to the airport for departure (or if the flight is next day, have an overnight in Addis Ababa. The next day you’ll be picked up from your hotel 3 hrs before your flight and transferred at the airport. So on your quotation add one overnight in Addis Ababa)

We also suggest an extension to Djibouti for the Danakil depression, the Abe and Easal lakes and the beaches at Tadjoura. Or also the Omo valley or Surma people or the people of north-west or the Historic route, or to the parks of Tanzania or Kenya or the beaches of Zanzibar or Monbasa or Malindi or tours to Sudan or Southern Sudan (please see our programs)

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