Combined Ethiopia East and West

Tour overview

Tour Code:                AETT-EC 02

Duration:                   16 days 15 night

Tour Title:                  Combined Ethiopia East and West

Transportation:         Surface

Tour Itinerary

Day1.  Arrival at Addis Ababa international airport, meet and greet by tour representative and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon visit Addis Ababa city including; National museum, Trinity Church and Markato. Overnight in hotel

Day2.  After breakfast drive about 200kms to the Awash National park. Late in the afternoon game drive in to the national park to spot the BEISA ORYX and other species such a Warthog, Anubis Baboon, Grant’s gazelle, etc. Overnight in Hotel/ Lodge

Day3.  Morning   drive to the historical walled city of Harar. Overnight Hotel

Day4.  Full day visit of Harar including the Harari museum & Arthur Rambaud’s house in the walled city, colorful Harar market & in the evening participate in the hyena man show. Overnight Hotel

Day5.  Morning after breakfast, drive to the very busy city of DIREDAWA for your flight back to Addis Ababa. Afternoon after lunch, drive to Entoto the highest mountain in the city for your panoramic view of Addis. Overnight Hotel

Day6.  After breakfast drive about 340kms to Welisso; on the way visit the monolithic stelae site of Tiya, the 12th century rock hewn church of Adadi Mariam & Melka-kunture excavation site. Overnight in Lodge

Day7.  Morning after breakfast drive 68kms to the very beautiful, interesting & breathtaking Crater Lake “WONCHI”. Visit the lake and participate in activities such as walking, horse riding & boat trip. Late in the afternoon drive to the city of Ambo. Overnight in a Hotel

Day8.  Morning drive to Nekemt through the beautiful scenery and local villages. Overnight in local hotel

Day9.  After breakfast drive about 255kms through the indigenous natural forests of Western Ethiopia to Metu. After crossing Dedesa River, stop at the town of Bedele for lunch. Overnight in local hotel

Day10.  Morning drive to Mizan Teferi through Bebeka coffee plantation, Ethiopia’s largest old coffee plantation. On the way visit the Menit, Yem and the Dizi tribes. Overnight at Local Hotel

Day11.  Continue driving further west to Kibish and after crossing the Akobo River you will experience the real African Savanna grass land. After having your lunch at the town of Dimma, Continue driving to Kibish which is a small town of the Surma people. Visit Surma people and walk around your campsite to discover the area. Overnight camping at Kibish

Day12.  Drive about 110kms to visit the BUME people and their village. Overnight camping at Bume

Day13.  Drive back to KIBISH and if you are lucky enough attend Donga (Stick fighting of the Surma people) ceremony, otherwise walk around the old Kibish village and visit of more Surma villages-to visit and appreciate their attractive culture. Overnight camping at KIBISH.

Day14.  Morning after breakfast, visit the Bench Maji people village and local market before you drive back to MIZAN TEFERI. Overnight in Local Hotel

Day15.  Morning drive about 240kms to Jima through the Ethiopia’s indigenous dense forest and coffee, tea and spice plantations. On the way visit Keficho, Yem and Bench ethnic groups. Overnight Jima at local Hotel

Day16.  After breakfast drive about 346km back to Addis Ababa and en route visit one of many beautiful traditional Gurage Villages and houses. Evening, you will have a fare well dinner in one of the Ethiopian restaurants for cultural dinner and dances from the different ethnic groups. Then transfer to airport for your departure.

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