Tour Code: 5 Days Tour to Melka-Kunatre -Tiya, Awassa & Bale Mountains
Attractions: Nature, History, fossils, Scenery & Wildlife
Duration: 5Days &4Nights
Transportation: Surface drive
Day 1: Drive to Melka-Kunatre& Tiya archeological site
An early morning drive will take you 50kms South of Addis Ababa to Melka-Kunture (Prehistoric Site lies near the Awash River Gorge is one of the most important archeological sites in Ethiopia, where hand axes and various other implements have been found).
Then continue your drive to visit Tiya stelae(apprx. 25 Km from Melka-kunture, a UNESCO heritage, where of a peculiar type of engraved, grave marking standing stelae, believed to have been erected between the 12th and 14th centuries stand.
You will arrive in Ziway (105 km from Tiya) late in the afternoon. You will check into a hotel. You will have dinner, rest & spend the night there. Overnight stay in Haile Resort, Ziway. http://haileresorts.com/
N.B:(Haile the legendary Ethiopian long distance runner, he is the owner of the hotelshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haile_Gebrselassie).
Day 2: Drive to Hawassa/Awassa
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Hawassa/Awassa (125 Km from Ziway) through the Great Rift Valley Lakes. En route visit Lake Abijatta-Shala National Park, Lake Shala (a very deep crater lake – over 260 meters deep) and Lake Abiatta (a soda lake with thousands of flamingos).
Upon arrival in Awassa in the afternoon, you will check into a hotel. Later, you can walk along the lake shore for nice evening sunset and aquatic birds. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel. Overnight stay in Oasis International Hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Dinsho, Bale Mountains National Park Head Quarter
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Dinsho (150Km from Awassa). Upon arrival, you will do all the requirements for short easy trekking at the Bale Mountains National Park HQ. You will have lunch in the bush.
After a brief break, you will have time to make a short hike along the northern part of the park. Later late in the afternoon drive to Goba (40 Km from Dinsho) for overnight stay. On arrival, you will check into a hotel. In the evening, you will have dinner and stay the night at the hotel. Overnight stay in Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba.
Day 4: Excursion/Day trip to Sanetti Plateau
In the morning, you will have breakfast and drive to the Sanetti Plateau (20 Km from Goba, altitude of 4,000 meter, with Afro-alpine Moor land, beautiful wild alpine scenery). Drive to Harenna forest the Southernmost part of the park and have tea/coffee at Bale Lodge. In the evening, you will have dinner and stay the night at the hotel. Overnight stay in Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba.
Day 5: Drive back to Addis Ababa via Bekoji – Assela & departure
After breakfast, you will be driving to Addis Ababa (445 Km from Goba). You will stop for lunch at Assela. You will arrive in Addis Ababa late afternoon where you will do some shopping for souvenirs.
Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner to Ethiopian (Habesha 2000 or YOD Abyssinia) traditional restaurant where you will taste Ethiopian food & drinks and a live music & dance.
Then depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.
Starting from: $ 490 USD per persons
Single Supplement: $ 45
- Well-maintained and insured 4WD vehicle Model 2010-2014
- All transfers in & out
- Hotel Room on Double Occupancy basis including Breakfast (B&B)
- All entrance fees, local guide fee, and scout
- Bottled natural water every day,
- Service tax
Price DOES NOT include:
- Entry visa
- International flights
- Meals (Lunch & Dinner)
- Photography & Video fees,
- Personal expenses (tips, phone calls, table drinks, laundry, etc.)