Safaris, Nature and Culture (18 Days and 17 Nights)offered by supplier M15802 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 18 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing Cultural Journey
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1800 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1800 US Dollar (USD)
- Transport: By car.
Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa and Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Addis.
Day 2: Drive to Langano, en route visit Lake Zway-shelters a variety of water birds. Continue driving to Lake Langano, Abyata and Shalla National Park. Overnight in Langano.
Day 3: Drive to Arbaminch via Sodo; continue driving to Chencha (Dorze people). Overnight in Arba Minch.
Day 4: Drive to Netch Sar National Park passing through Arba Minch Forest and crossing the Bridge of Kulfo River–people call it The Bridge of God, reach Netch Sar, here you can find a great number of birds and wild animals species. After lunch boat trip on lake Chamo. Overnight in Arba Minch.
Day 5: After breakfast drive to Jinka on the way visit, Tsemai, Benna, Ari tribes. Overnight in Jinka.
Day 6: After breakfast visit the Mursi Village (Mursi people are very colorful with a lot of body decoration, ornaments and most remarkable characteristic is the lip disk for which they are famous over the world). Overnight in camping at Mago.
Day 7: Drive to Murle on the way visit Karo Village and wildlife (Karo people are noted for their colorful body painting). Overnight in Murle Camping.
Day 8: Drive to Turmi, visit the Bume people and overnight Turmi at Hammer people camping site.
Day 9: After breakfast visit the hammer people, colorful markets at Dimeka or Tumi–depending up on the day. Hammer people dances and if possible their marriage ceremonies with the jumping of bulls. Overnight in Turmi Camping.
Day 10: Drive to Omorate for Dassanech people and villages, back to Turmi for Overnight stay.
Day 11: After breakfast drive to Konso, through Erbore people. Overnight Konso.
Day 12: Visit Konso Village-Konso people are famous on Terracing, drive to Abra Minch for overnight stay.
Day 13: After breakfast drive to Awassa on the way visit Wondo Genet, have an opportunity to bathe in the natural hot springs and hot swimming pool. Continue driving to Awassa for Overnight stay.
Day 14: Drive to Bale National Park, via Shashemane and other smaller towns until you reach Bale region late in the afternoon. Overnight in Goba Ras Hotel.
Day 15: After breakfast one can enjoy driving, hiking and photo safaris activities in and around the National Park. Then drive back to the hotel late in the afternoon. Overnight in Goba Ras Hotel.
Day 16: Early in the morning drive to Sof Omar cave and observe the gorgeous bank of the Weyb River which flows through the cave. Then drive to Sodore Resort area for an overnight stay.
Day 17: After breakfast bathe in natural hot springs and International hot swimming pool in Sodore Resort area, drive to Addis Ababa for overnight stay. Overnight in Addis.
Day 18: City tour of the capital and Transfer to Bole International Airport for final departure.
Bale Mountains National Park (BMNP): With their vast moorlands, extensive heath, virgin woodlands, pristine mountain streams and alpine climate, the Bale Mountains remain an untouched and beautiful world. Rising to a height of more than 4,000 meters, the range borders the southern highlands of Ethiopia. The establishment of the 2,400 square kilometers park was crucial to the survival of the mountain Nyala, Menelik's bushbuck and Simien red wolf. The Bale Mountains offer some fine high altitude horse and foot trekking, and the streams of the park are well stocked with rainbow and brown trout. The park contains the highest peak in southern Ethiopia, Tullu Deemtu. The centre of the park is the high saneti plateau of 4,000 meters, which is crossed by the highest all-weather road in Africa.
Mago National Park (MNP): The MNP is situated within the Great Rift Valley system in the southern Nations Nationalities and peoples region. It is one of the principal but also the youngest national park, established in 1978 with a total area of 2,620 squire kilometers. The MNP is located adjacent to the Omo National Park in the south–eastern part close to the Kenya border. The Mago River and the Mursi Hill range form the western boundary. The Mago hot spring and Mago Mountains from the northern boundary.
The park as it is with Omo National Park has always been known for its wealth of wildlife varieties and is perhaps comparable to those of east Africa. Among big mammals: Buffalo comprises the highest population as compared to other conservation areas in Ethiopia. There are Warthog, Bush pig, and carnivores including lions, leopards, Cheetah, Wild dog, Caracal, Bat-eared fox and many species of smaller mammals in the park. The riverine forest has many colobus and grivet monkeys. Baboons are very common.
Lake Langano: It is an exotic resort located some 200 km south of Addis. It is one of the most popular beaches in the country. The outstretched lake view surrounded by a rocky promontory and a white beach, spotted with graceful acacia trees, adorn the place with serene beauty unmatched any where in the Rift valley. Lake Langano, being set against the undulating residual 4000 meters, breathtakingly attracts holidaymakers to water-ski, windsurf, sail, swim of bask in the blazing sun or stroll along the slopes of the sandy beaches.
Lake Abyata and Shalla: Lake Abyata and Shalla constitute a national park of the same name. Although they are separated by only 3 km strip of land, the two lakes are quite different. Shalla, the southern lake is enclosed in a 266 m. deep crater while Abyata is a large shallow brackish lake no more than 14 m. deep anywhere. Shalla is mostly inaccessible, except for its eastern shores with steaming hot springs, hot enough for instant cooking. That may be just as well since it seems to serve as the breeding ground for many species of water birds (such as its Pelican Island) that congregate at Lake Abyata. More than 300 species of birds have been recorded in the 1,040 kilo meter squire Abyata and Shalla National park including up to 200,000 greater Flamingoes.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
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