Arba Minch to Addis Ababa - 15 Days

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Travel north from Arba Minch to the capital Addis Ababa on this 15-day overland group tour of Ethiopia. Search for endangered Ethiopian wolves in the Bale Mountains, meet the famous Hyena Men of Harar and enjoy a guided nature walk in Awash National Park. Relax on the shore of Lake Ziway, explore Addis Ababa on a guided tour and see giant Nile crocodiles in Lake Chamo.

Highlights
  • Bale Mountains National Park - search for critically endangered Ethiopian wolves and other species found nowhere else on Earth
  • Harar - wander along the narrow winding streets of this ancient trading city and opt to visit the Hyena Men who have formed a close bond with these intelligent animals
  • Addis Ababa - join a guided tour of the Ethiopian capital and meet 'Lucy' in the National Museum, one of the oldest hominid skeletons ever found
  • Arba Minch - see wild Nile crocodiles at the 'crocodile market', which is a nickname for Lake Chamo due to the high number of crocodiles found in the lake
  • Awash National Park - spot warthogs, ostriches and baboons on a game walk and look out for extremely elusive lions, leopards and cheetahs
  • Awassa - explore the small lakeside city and browse the day's fresh catch at the famous fish market
  • Lake Ziway - watch hippos lazing on the banks of the lake and opt for a boat cruise to the historic island of Tulu Godo to visit the ancient monastery
  • Wendo Genet - unwind in the hot springs and opt for a leisurely hike through the forest to see the three-tiered waterfall
Age Policy
18 and over. No upper age limit but anyone over 70 needs to complete a tour suitability form.
Destinations
  • Ethiopia
  • Africa
Tour Types
  • Small Group
  • 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
  • 13 nights in hotels / hostels / guesthouses
  • 1 night camping
  • All necessary camping equipment (excluding sleeping bags)
  • Transportation in an overland expedition vehicle
  • Services of three crew - driver, tour leader and local guide
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Guided tour of Harar and Addis Ababa
  • Visit to the hot springs of Wendo Genet
  • Guided walk in Awash National Park and guided hikes in Bale Mountains National Park


NB - the following are not included:

-International flights and visas
-Items of a personal nature, additional meals and drinks
-Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
-Sleeping bag and roll mat - please bring your own for camping
-Optional activities
-Local payment - $510pp, paid in USD

Dates Price Single Availability
12-Feb-2021 for 14 Nights Visit Website
17-Feb-2021 for 14 Nights Visit Website
19-Nov-2021 for 14 Nights Visit Website

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