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Day 1 – Arrive Addis Ababa

Arrive in Addis Ababa and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon we visit the capital  and also  the Entoto Mountains which have views over the city followed by the Merkato, one of the biggest open air market in Africa.
Overnight Jupiter Hotel or similar.

Day 2 – Addis - Bale Mountains National Park
This morning  we drive to the Bale Mt. National Park visiting the  Oromo people on the way.  In Dinsho we  take a trek to see some of the endemic mammals and bird species. In the afternoon we drive to Goba. Overnight at Goba Wabe Shebele Hotel (BLD)

Day 3 – Bale Mountains National Park

After breakfast we drive to the Senate Plateau, through Harenna forest and Tulu Dimtu, which is the second highest mountain in the country.   We will have our cameras art the ready looking for the Ethiopian Wolf. Overnight at Goba Wabe Shebele Hotel (BLD)

Day 4 – Bale to Yirgalem

Today we drive to Yirgalem. passing by coffee  plantations  as we head towards Aregash Lodge which is in a stunning location and  the surrounding forest is home for a diverse range of mammals and birds. Overnight Aregash lodge. (BLD)

Day 5 – Konso

Today we will drive to Konso. we stop to visit the Tutu Fella Stelae, prehistoric carved stone monuments then drive to our Overnight Kanta Lodge or similar. (BLD)

Day 6 – Konso to Jinka

Today we drive  through the lands of the Derase, Tsemay and Benna people. We stop along the way to meet Ari people. Overnight Jinka Resort or similar. (BLD)

Days 7 - Mago National Park

This morning we will travel to Mago National Park and visit the Mursi people, renowned for  their lip plates. In the afternoon we visit the Jinka Museum. Overnight Jinka Resort or similar. (BLD)

Day 8 - Turmi

We travel through the lands of the very colourful Hamer people, renowned for their unusual hairstyles and also visit the Karo people, known for their body decoration and scarification. Overnight Buska Lodge or Turmi lodge. (BLD)

Day 9 – Turmi

 we drive to Koricho, a settlement for the Karo ethnic groups,  with its stunning views over the Omo River and traditional Karo dwellings.  Overnight Buska Lodge or Turmi lodge. (BLD)

Day 10 – Turmi to Arbaminch

On the way to Arbaminch we will stop off and visit one of the Konso villages and the Konso museum. Overnight Swaynes Hotel or similar. (BLD)

Day 11 – Lake Chamo and Dorze

This morning we take a boat trip to view the crocodiles at the Lake. In the afternoon we drive to Chencha, to visit the Dorze people, with their unique culture, houses and traditions. Overnight Swaynes Hotel or similar. (BLD)

Day 12 – Rift Valley Lakes

Drive to the Rift Valley lakes of Shala, Abyata and Langano, where we will see many birds, including pelicans, flamingoes and many more. A the Sabanna Beach Resort we can relax secluded in a natural paradise on the shore of Lake Langano and near to Munessa Forest. There is the options of trekking, bird-watching, horse-riding, boat excursions, cycling and more. Overnight Sabanna Beach Resort or similar.

Day 13 – Addis Ababa

Morning will be at your leisure to relax and swim on the beach. This afternoon, we continue our drive back to Addis for the night. En route we will have a stop at Lake Ziway for some bird watching. In the evening, there is a traditional dinner where you will experience live cultural music and dance. Overnight in a 4* Hotel (BLD)

Day 14 – City Tour and Departure

After breakfast, depending on your departure flight, there may be time for some last minute exploration .  The tour concludes with a transfer to Bole International Airport (B, L)

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  • Ethiopia's national parks and its large array of stunning wildlife.

  • Many markets bustling with local people and produce.

  • Visit local tribes and see a way of life that has remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years.

  • Meet the Karo people who live above the Omo river.

  • Professional photographer from the U.K/U.S.A along with a local Ethiopian Guide
  • Small group size (4-8 guests)

  • 5 star luxury hotels throughout

  • All meals

  • Airport transfers

  • Modern AC mini-bus 

  • Local transportation

  • Entry fees

Book a place on the tour with a                  deposit of £800