Meet and greet you at Bole International air port at exit of luggage claim and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight stay in Bole Ambassador hotel, Addis Ababa.
Day 2: Drive to Wenchi
An early morning drive will take you to Wenchi Village & Crater Lake (150kms west of Addis via Ambo) to visit the village of Wenchi where you will enjoy a trek down or ride horse 5 Km to the shore of the Crater Lake & take a boat to visit Wenchi Cherkos, an island monastery from the medieval period, mostly the priest they don’t allow a visit to inside http://www.wenchi-crater-lake.com/about.php ). You will have a picnic lunch.
Later, you will again trek up or ride horse where the car is parked (at the Community Tourism Office). Then you will drive to Woliso (37 Km from Wenchi Vilage). You will arrive in Woliso late in the afternoon where you will check in to a lodge. You will have dinner and stay the night in the lodge. Overnight stay in Negash Lodge, Woliso. http://negashlodge.com/
Day 3: Drive to Langano
After breakfast, you will be driven to Langano (approx. 325Km from Woliso), where on your way make a stop on Lake Ziway to visit aquatic birds. You will have lunch in Ziway.
En route, you will 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).
Your arrival in Langano will be late afternoon where you will check into a lodge. Later, you will relax on the beach. You will have dinner and stay the night in the lodge. Overnight stay in Sabana Beach Resort. http://www.sabanalangano.com/
Day 4: Drive to Dinsho, Bale Mountains National 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. 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.
N.B: Please, let us know if you want to stay Day 4 & 5 on Bale Mountains Lodge (found on the Southern part of the park) http://www.balemountainlodge.com/rate.html
Day 5: 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 Southern most 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. No web address.
Day 6: 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.
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