Tour Code: 8-Days Wildlife Tours of Ethiopia including Reptiles
Attractions: History, Religion, Scenery & Wildlife
Duration:8 Days &7 Nights
Transportation: Surface drive, flights & boat
Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air port
Meet and greet you FANOS Ethiopia Tours representative at exit of luggage claim and transfer you to the hotel.
Depending on your arrival your first visit in Addis Ababa will be the National Museum. It houses numerous antiquarian relics and archaeological artifacts (most famous exhibit is the 3.5 million year old skeleton of Lucy). Then you will continue to visit Mount Entoto (3,200 above sea level. The Church of St Mary (1885) and Emperor Menelik II Palace. The Entoto Museum, with its historical exhibits is well worth a visit.
After lunch you will visit Trinity Cathedral. It was constructed by Emperor Haile Selassie in 1947 (ornamented with carvings and mosaic and other artistic works such as paintings of saints and the apostles on the stained glass) and visit Merkato, the largest open market in Africa. In the evening, you will have dinner at the hotel and you will rest.Overnight stay in Oasis Hotel Apartment, Addis Ababa.
Day 2: Drive to Langano
You will have an early breakfast drive to Lake Langano (200 Km from Addis Ababa). On the way you will make a stop on Awash River and on Lake Ziway to visit aquatic birds. You will have lunch in Ziway.
Continue your drive to Langano. 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, you will check into a resort by the lake side. In the evening you will have dinner at the lodge and stay the night there. Overnight stayin Hara Langano Lodge.
Overnight stay in Haara Langano Lodge lakeside bungalow which has a beautiful compound with forest and some bungalows at the shores of the lake with hippo’s playing in front of you. There are many birds to observe and you can rent kayak, motorboat, sailing boat, mountain bike or horse. There is also a specialized birding guide.
Day 3: Drive to Dinsho, Bale Mountains Park Head Quarter
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Dinsho (150Km from Langano). 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. Use the opportunity to make a walk in the forests around the Headquarter where different animals such as the impressive mountain Nyala, Menelik’s bushbuck and warthog.
In the evening, you will have dinner and stay the night at the lodge. Overnight stay in Dinsho lodge. Basic, but clean & neat.
Or drive another 45 Km from Dinsho to Goba then stay overnight 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 (65km from Dinsho/20 Km from Goba, altitude of 4,000 meter, with Afro-alpine Moor land, beautiful wild alpine scenery). Here you will see with luck the endmic & endagenred Simien fox and different birdssuch as the thick-billed Raven, spotted Bale plover, Blue Winged Goose, Rouget’s Rail. In the evening, you will have dinner and stay the night at the hotel. Overnight stay in Dinsho lodge or Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba.
Day 5: Drive to Awassa /Hawassa/
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Awassa (apprx. 225 Km from Bale lodge). And upon arriving in Awassa in the afternoon, you will check into a hotel. Later, you will 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 6:Drive to Arba Minch through Wolayta Sodo
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Arba Minch (280 Km from Awassa). On the visit the scenic morning Fish market in Awassa. Then you will drive to Arba Minch (280 Km from Awassa). On the way you will visit Senkelle Wildlife Sanctuary (90 Km from Awassa, well-known for endemic and endangered subspecies of Swayne’s Hartebeest) and you will stop for lunch at Wolayta (154 Km from Awassa).
You will be arriving in Arba Minch late afternoon and check into a lodge. You will have dinner and spend the night at the lodge. Overnight stay in Paradise Lodge.
Day 7: Visit Nech Sar National Park and drive to Dorze
In the morning, after breakfast you will take a boat ride on Lake Chamo and visit to huge crocodiles, hippos, a variety of birdlife and you will also visit to the nearby Nech Sar National Park (a natural habitat for many wild animals: Zebra, Gazelle, & Antelope etc.). You will have lunch break at Arba Minch.
After a brief break, you will continue driving to Dorze (50 Km from Arba Minch) and visit to the Dorze village (famous for their bee hive shaped houses, weaving styles and their lifestyle) & visit also Chencha Tuesday market (7km from Dorze). Later, drive back to Arba Minch. In the evening you will have dinner at the lodge and stay the night there. Overnight stay in Paradise Lodge. http://www.paradiselodgeethiopia.com/
Day 8: Flight back to Addis Ababa and departure back to home
After a relaxed breakfast, a short flight will bring you back to Addis Ababa. You will arrive in Addis Ababa midday/early afternoon where you will do some shopping for souvenirs.
Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.
Starting from: $ 920 USD per persons
Single Supplement: $ 145
Domestic flights depend on your international flights
Addis Ababa – Arba Minch – Addis Ababa
- If you fly your international flight with Ethiopian Airlines = 85 USD
- If not (with other airline) = 275USD
Flight cost subject to change.
- Well-maintained and insured 4WD vehicles Model 2012-2016
- All transfers in & out
- Hotel Room on Family room or (1 Double + 1 Twin room) Occupancy basis including Breakfast (B&B)
- All entrance fees, local guide fee, scout, and boat fees
- Bottled natural water every day,
- Service tax
Price DOES NOT include:
- Entry visa
- International flights
- Domestic flight (Addis Ababa – Arba Minch – Addis Ababa)
- Meals (Lunch & Dinner)
- Photography & Video fees,
- Personal expenses (tips, phone calls, table drinks, laundry, etc.)