|Southern Ethiopia Travel Itineraries
Program: Bale Mountains National Park
Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
Code: ETA 201
Day 1: Drive from Addis Ababa to the South East via Debre-Zeit and Nazareth. reach Adaba or Dodola for lunch. After lunch, drive to Dinsho, the center of the Bale Mountains N.P. Walk around in the park to see the endemic Mountain Nayala, the Menelik's Bush Buck and several bird species. Overnight, at Dinsho in the simple but clean lodge of the national park or drive to Goba (42 km) to stay in hotel (Wabishebele) for two nights.
Day 2: Early morning drives to The Sanete Plateau until you reach Tullu Dimtu (the Summit of Bale Mountains). You will have the chance to see the endemic Red Jackal. P.M., further visit to Dinsho or stay in Goba.
Day 3: Drive from Goba to Addis Ababa with a lunch box. After lunch, coffee stops at Asela and then continues to Addis to arrive before dusk.
Program: Bale Mountains NP & Awash National Park
Duration: 4 Nights/5 Days
Code: ETA 202
Day 1: Drive from Addis Ababa to the South East via Debre-Zeit and Nazareth. Reach Adaba or Dodola for lunch. After lunch, drive to Dinsho the center of the Bale Mountains NP. Walk around in the park to see the endemic Mountain Nayala, the Menelik's Bush Buck and several bird species. Overnight, hotel at Dinsho or Goba. (Two nights)
Day 2: Early morning drives to The Sanete Plateau until you reach Tullu Dimtu (the high point of Bale Mountains). You will have the chance to see the endemic Abyssinian Wolf also commonly known as The Simien or Red Jackal. P.M., further visit to Dinsho or stay in Goba.
Day 3: Drive from Goba to Sodore with a lunch box. After lunch, drive to Sodore recreational center where you can enjoy swimming in the Olympic size pool and bathing in the natural hot water. Late afternoon, walk in the compound for bird watching and relaxing. O/n at Wabishebele Hotel.
Day 4: Early morning departure to Awash. Lunch at Kereyou Lodge. Late afternoon, game drive in the Park with visit of the majestic Awash River Falls. O/n Kereyou Lodge or Awash Guenet Hotel.
Day 5: Early morning game drive. After breakfast, drive to Awash Hot Springs and continue to Addis Ababa and arrive before dusk.
Program: Bale Mountains NP & Rift Valley
Duration: 4 Nights/5 Days
Code: ETA 203
Day 1: Drive via Nazareth and Assela towns to Bale National Park and visit the northern part of the park, Dinsho where you find the endemic mammal Mountain Nyala. Overnight stay at lodge/hotel.
Day 2: Full day excursion to park's central region Tullu Deemtu and Harena natural Forest that offer spectacular sceneries and vegetation along with endemic Simien Fox.
Day 3: Full day excursion to visit the most spectacular underground cave system in the world, Sof Omar.
Day 4: Drive via Shashamane to Wondogenet.
Day 5: Drive back to Addis visiting the Rift Valley Lakes.
Program: Omo Valley Safari
Duration: 13 Nights/ 14 Days
Code: ETA 204
Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa, and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Drive from Addis Ababa to Lake Langano via the volcanic crater lakes of Debre-zeit. On the way, visit Lake Ziway. Lunch at Ziway. Then proceed to Langano. Rest of the day; visit the Abijata Shalla Lakes N.P. O/n Hotel (Bekele Molla)
Day 3: Drive from Langano to Arbaminch. Visit on the way the Dorze Village of Chencha and proceed to Arbaminch. O/n Hotel (Bekele Molla)
Day 4: Full day in Arbaminch, A.M., visit of the Nech-Sar National Park, if the road is OK. P.M., boat trip on Lake Chamo to the "Crocodile Market", where you will see numerous Crocodiles and Hippos. O/n Hotel (Bekele Molla or Swaynes)
Day 5: Drive from Arbaminch to Jinka via Konso and Woyito. On the way, at Berhaile/Woyito, you will see the friendly Tribe. Lunch at Woyito. After lunch, proceed to Jinka. O/n Hotel (Goh or Jinka Resort)
Day 6: Drive from Jinka to Mago National Park. After lunch at our camp site relax and late afternoon game drive Safari in the Mago National Park. O/n Camping, FB.
Day 7: Drive to the village of the Mursi Tribes the ladies mutilate their lips/wear lip plate/. visit and then drive back to Mago Park. Overnight in tents. FB
Day 8: Drive from Mago to Murule, on the way visit the Karo Duss and Karo Corcho villages. After visit, proceed to Murule. O/n Camping at Murule camp site by the side of The OMO River.
Day 9: Drive from Murule to Turmi via Omorate. On the way, visit the villages of the Gelebe/Dasenech tribes. Lunch at Omorate, then drive to Turmi. O/n Camping at Turmi.
Day 10: After breakfast, drive to Dimeka to visit the beautiful Saturday Market of the Hammer Tribe. Lunch at Dimeka, drive back to Turmi. O/n Camping. FB.
Day 11: Drive from Turmi to Konso. On the way from Turmi, visit the Er-bore tribes. Lunch at Woyito. Then, proceed to Konso. On arrival, visit one Konso Village. O/n camping or local Hotel. FB.
Day 12: Drive from Konso to Wendogenet, the small and green paradise. Here, you can swim in the natural hot water filled pool or take a shower in the open roofed natural hot water bath. Wendogenet is also a nice spot for bird watching. O/n Wabishebele. FB.
Day 13: In the morning, walks around for bird watching. Then, drive to Addis Ababa. Rest of the day city Tour. O/n Hotel.
Day 14: Full day in Addis Ababa with City tour and then, after dinner transfer to the airport for departure.