10days/9nights rift valley tour

Sprache Amharisch, Englisch
Kosten 3722 USD für die exkursion
Anzahl der Teilnehmer Jegliche Personenanzahl
Dauer 1 Woche 3 Tage

This route incorpirates history, church, archeology and nature. Both located with in the Ethiopian rift valley region which is a part of the great east African rift system. It extends from Syria in the North and Mozambique in the south. With in this geographical territory Lucy, an oldest hominid fossil and other human ancestors were discovered, besides the Danakil depression, Ertale, those ethinic groups in Omo valley are all the part of this region.


Day 1- Arrive Addis Abeba

Be met your guide with with the car at Bole int'l airport then transfer to hotel. Balance of the day, take a city tour and visit:- Marcato; the largest open air market in Africa (Monday- Saturday), Trinity Cathedral, St.George Church and etc. O/n hotel

Day 2- Addis Abeba- Langano

Drive to Langano resort located at lake Langano of rift valley lake region. On the way visit the rock hewn church of Adadimariam and Tiya cemetery field. Lunch in Butajra town, then head to Lake Ziway for aquatic bird life. Late in the afternoon arrive in Langano. O/n lodge

Day 3- Langano-Awassa

Take breakfast then drive to Abijata-Shalla lakes NP where you could see gazzels and several bird species including flamingos. After lunch in Shashemene town continue to Awassa and late afternoon have boat ride on Lake Awassa to see hippos and other water birds. O/n hotel

Day 4- Awassa-Yirgalem

Check out hotel and go to Awassa fish market to see locals eating and shopping fishes of the day catches at the shore of the lake. More drive to Wondo Genet for bathing at puplic hot spring and wild coffee plantation tour. After lunch head to Yirgalem town known for one of the best coffee brands in Ethiopia. O/n lodge

Day 5- Yirgale

Spend the whole day in Yirgalem doing several activities like in the morning, visit coffee plantation and afternoon attend in one of the local villages where you shall be invited coffee ceremony at a private house. O/n lodge

Day 6-Yirgalem-Bale mountains NP/Goba

Take breakfast then proceeded to Dinsho where the HQ of Bale mountains NP is located. Afternoon game walking in the park and see

the endemic mountain Nyala, Menilk's Bush back, Gray dikker and so on. Proceed to the small town of Goba for 2 night. O/n hotel (basic)

Day 7- Bale Goba- Sanate- Bale Goba

After breakfsst, drive to Sanate plateau, a plateau, formed by successive lava outpourings dated back to tens of millions of years ago. It spreads thousands of square kilometers with much of its altitudes towering more than 3,000masl, and is the most extensive high-altitude feature in Africa. The higest part of the plateau is manily characterized by afro-alpine vegetation which is home to the endemic Ethiopian Wolf, Jaint mole rat and aquatic birds. Hike to Tulu Dimtu (4377masl), the third higest peak in Ethiopia. O/n hotel.

Day 8- Bale Goba-Awash NP

Today we leave Bale national park early in the morning and head to Awash NP through the Ethiopian rift valley region with lunch stop in Nazareth. O/n hotel/lodge

Day 9- Awash

The whole day in Awash with day trip to the northern section of the park to see natural hot spring, birds of different species, Hamadryas Baboons and more. Then in the afternoon, game drive and walking in to the park and visit the tiny Salt's Dik-Dik, Grivet Monkey, Lesser Kudu, Soemmerring's Gazelle, Spotted-necked Otter and Awash river falls. O/n hotel/lodge

Day 10-Awash-Addis Abeba

Take breakfast, do more activities in the park then drive to Addis Ababa with lunch stop in one of the towns on the way. On arrival in Addis Ababa, go for shopping. Then after farewell dinner, transfer to airport for departure home. End of the tour.

Price includes

-Meal in full board basis

-Tea, coffee, soft drink and juice during meal time.


-4x4 land cruiser out of Addis Ababa

-Mini van in Addis Ababa

-Fuel expense

-English speaking guide all the way

-Local guide service at every places

-Entrance fee at all sites

-Water as needed

-pick up and drop off from and to airport

-Scout allowance

-Boat rental

-Gov. tax

Not includes

-Local and int'l air ticket

-Pesonal expenses like shopping, photograph and etc

-Health issue expense

-Visa and insurance fee


-Alcholic drinks.


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