Back Roads Of Ethiopia

Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Nechisar National Park, Jinka, Mago National Park,Turmi, Murule and Kangate)

Explore the back roads of Ethiopia! Ethiopia is known for its storied history and ancient form of Christianity, but it is also touted for diverse sect of cultures. Come tour its villages and national parks and see its various ethnic groups such as Mursi. You will also have the chance to view traditional woven bamboo house construction and garment weaving.

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Activity
  1. 1

    Day 1 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Arrive Addis Ababa; meet assist and transfer to Hotel.

    Overnight at Ghion Hotel or Similar

  2. 2

    DAY 2: AWASSA

    After breakfast head to Awassa – the capital of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region. Awasa is a beautiful Ethiopian town located on the shores of Lake Awasa, with a pleasant climate and a variety of wildlife to see. The shores of the lake are alive with coffee plantations, fruit groves and the Bale Mountains rising in the east. The Sidama people who live here are recognized by their beautiful beehive-shaped, woven houses that are built out of bamboo and later covered in enset leaves for the rainy season. En route visit the crater lakes in the town of Debre-Zeit and also the other shallowest Rift Valley lake of Zeway to spot different type of birds.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Overnight at Lewi Hotel & Resort

  3. 3

    DAY 3: AWASSA / ARBAMINCH

    In the morning visit to the biggest open-air fish market of Awassa and drive to Arba Minch – enjoy lunch at the famous fish restaurant of Soma then drive to the small town of Chencha located on the mountain and hosts the Dorze people. These people are known for their Bamboo made houses and cotton woven colorful clothing. Continue on to Arba Minch. Arba Minch, also known as Ganta Garo, is the largest town in Southern Ethiopia. The town is well-positioned with some of the most fertile land in Ethiopia, where an abundance of fruit is able to grow. Not only this, but with sights overlooking the Rift Valley and Bridge of God, you are sure to have a memorable experience.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Overnight at Paradise Lodge

  4. 4

    DAY 4: JINKA

    After breakfast, drive to Jinka. En route visit the Derashe, Tsemay and Bena people.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

    Overnight at Eco-Omo Lodge

  5. 5

    DAY 5: JINGA/MAGO NATIONAL PARK/JINGA

    After breakfast drive to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi people known for the insertion of clay disc into their lower lip as a sign of female beauty. After a picnic lunch in the Park, return to Jinka for overnight.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

    Overnight at Eco-Omo Lodge

  6. 6

    DAY 6: TURMI

    After breakfast, drive to Turmi via Keyafer. En route visit the Hammer ethnic group in their traditional village. Overnight camping at Evangadi campsite.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner              

    Overnight at Turmi Lodge

  7. 7

    DAY 7: MURULE AND KANGATE

    After breakfast drive to Murule and Kangate where you will visit the Karo and Bume ethnic groups, lunch at Rift Valley Safari lodge, then, return to Turmi for overnight camping.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

    Overnight at Turmi Lodge

  8. 8

    DAY 8: ARBA MINCH

    After breakfast, drive to Arbaminch via Erbore, stop for a picnic lunch at Woito. En route visit the Konso Waga village and the Gezer Gio red soil pinnacle which resulted from erosion. Overnight in a hotel.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

    Overnight at Paradise Lodge

  9. 9

    DAY 9: ARBA MINCH /  ADDIS ABABA

    After breakfast return to Addis, where you may relax or go on a city excursion.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

    Overnight at Ghion Hotel or Similar

  10. 10

    DAY 10: DEPART ADDIS ABABA

    Full day sightseeing tour of the capital Addis Ababa which includes morning visit the National Museum; Trinity Cathedral and the Mercato – biggest open air market of its kind in Africa. The afternoon visit includes St. George Cathedral; Ethnological Museum and the commanding panoramic view point Mount Entoto which offers an excellent view of the city. This evening transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Trip Includes:

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • All domestic flights, transfers and assistance
  • Accommodation in the properties listed
  • Tours in private vehicles
  • Experienced tour guides
  • Admissions to all listed sites
  • Luggage handling
  • Meals indicated
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