GLT 1301. South and North Parks
1: Addis Ababa
Arrive Addis Ababa
2: Rift Valley lakes – ArbaMinch
Drive to Arba Minch, crossing the Rift Valley lakes and Wolayta people. O/N Arba Minch Swaynes Hotel (or other).
3: Chamo Lake
M drive to Chencha for Dorze people. PM boat trip on Chamo Lake. O/N Arba Minch
Drive to Jinka, by admiring Konso, Derase, Ari, Benna and Tsemay people. O/N camp or local hotel Jinka town.
5: Mago park
Visit the Mursi people and villages. O/N Mago park camp.
6: Karo people (Omo River)
Enter into the Karo people region and visit their village of Kortcho and Duss; with beautiful view over the Omo River too. O/N camp Murulle or Duss.
7: Hammer people (Turmi)
Continue for the Hammer people region & O/N Turmi at the Evangadi campsite & lodge. (Camp or fixed tents).
Turmi, for villages, dance, possibly market & marriage ceremonies.
9: Omorate (Dassanech people) – Turmi
Excursion to Omorate, at the banks of Omo River, for Dassanech tribes & villages. Back for O/N Turmi.
10: Tsemay – Erbore people – Konso
Drive through Tsemay and Erbore people to the Konso villages. O/N Konso local hotel or camp.
11: Borena people region – Yabelo
Enter into Borena people region and afternoon visit ElSOD crater (where down the crater Borena men extract salt for their cattle), Borena villages and more. O/N Yabelo local htl or camping.
12: Guji people – Awasa
Crossing Guji people region and very nice views drive to the Rift Valley lake of Awasa. O/N Pina htl.
13: Addis Ababa
Morning visit the fish market, and then drive back to Addis Ababa, by admiring the Rift Valley lakes of Shala, Abyata and Langano, Afternoon free in Addis.
Drive north to Kombolcha, admiring Afar and Oromo people.
Full day visit of the 11 rock-hewn churches in Lalibela.
Fly Axum. Afternoon tour of steles, churches, archeological sites.
Drive to Gondar, crossing the spectacular Semien mountains.
19: Gondar – BahirDar
Morning tour of Gondar’s castles and churches. Afternoon drive Bahirdar.
20: Blue Nile falls
AM Blue Nile falls. PM boat on Tana lake, to admire two monasteries, as Ura Kidane Mehret and Mahal Zeghie Gyorgis
21: Addis Ababa
Fly back Addis Ababa. Afternoon free.