Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa. City tour of the town which includes the view from mount Entoto, the old Museum at Entoto which displays the materials of 18th century, Ethnological Museum and Art gallery of Addis Ababa University and the Archaeological Museum. Overnight in Ambassador Hotel or other Guest House.
Day 2: Addis Ababa - Dabre Markos (300 km). After early start drive to the top of the chain Mountain of Entoto. This a plateau with an average altitude of 3000 m above see level. When you reach the river the altitude is 1000 m a.s.l. This river is like a natural boundary between two provinces, Showa. After you crossed the gorge, until you reach Bahir Dar you drive in Northern Central Massif. Arrival at Dabre Markos. Overnight stay in Shebel Hotel.
Day 3: Dabre Markos - Bahir Dar (260 km). Start the drive after breakfast. You drive through rolling mountains of Gojam and Agaw people. In late afternoon drive to the outskirt of the town to the view point called Bezawit to have good view of the town, the lake and the Blue Nile River. Overnight in Ethio Star Hotel.
Day 4: Full day around Bahir Dar (Blue Nilefalls or Island monasteries). Bahir Dar is a town located on the southern shores of Lake Tana. Thirty-seven islands dot this immense body of water, and twenty of them shelter historic churches and monasteries. Lake Tana is the source of the Blue Nile, and the most dramatic wonder here is the Blue Nile Falls; during flood-stage it is more than 1300 feet wide.
Nowadays more than 90% of the waterfalls are used for hydro electric power. In the evening, after dinner you can enjoy the traditional music in one of the small cultural musician bars(Azmari Bet). Ethio Star Hotel.
Day 5: Bahir Dar - Gondar drive (180 km). After early start drive through Woreta and Fogera plain. After the plain the route pass through the Adis Zemen chain of mountains which are part of the Semein Mountain. Arrive Gondar and check in to Balagaz Hotel.
Day 6: Half day in Gondar and drive to Dabark, in Semein Mountain Hotel. After breakfast drive to the center of the town for walking and visit the different sites like the daily colorful market of the town. Back to hotel for lunch. After lunch drive to Dabark which is the gate of the Park. Over night in Semein Mountain Hotel (this is very basic hotel with common shower). If you can afford there is a lodge in the park which charges $135.00 per day.
Day 7: Debark - Semein Mountain - Debark. After early breakfast and buying entrance ticket, drive on the edge of the escarpment which has good view of the surrounding and there is chance to see the endemic Gelada baboon. These baboons are grass eaters and will be seen in family units in many areas of the Semein. They are also known as the 'the bleeding heart baboon' as there are red areas on the chest.
Generally the area before Sankabar is mainly through cultivated areas. Few indigenous trees will bee seen in the area except the introduced eucalyptus. In some areas, plants such as St. John's wort and heather will bee seen. Also many smaller herbs like Alchemila, Kiniphofia, red-hot pocker and Lobelia will be seen. Overnight in Dabark Semein Mountain Hotel.
Day 8: Dabark - Axum drive (280 km). This day you cross through two wonderful landscapes, the Lima