Rift Valley Lakes, Bale Mountains & Eastern Ethiopia
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Rift Valley Lakes, Bale Mountains & Eastern Ethiopia

LTT 200 BALE PARK (5 DAYS)

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1. Arrival and city tour in Addis Ababa. O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…).

2. Drive to Bale park. O/n in hotel at Goba.

3. Game drive to visit endemic mammals and birds, at the Sanete plateau & Tuludimtu forest. O/n in hotel at Goba.

4. Visit of Sof Omar Caves. O/n in hotel at Goba.

5. Back to Addis Ababa. Evening departure or O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…) for next day departure.Click Here to book this tour

LTT 201 BALE MOUNTAINS TREKKING (7 days)

1. Arrival & city tour in Addis Ababa. O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…).

2. Drive to Bale Park. O/n in hotel at Goba

3. Trekking to Moraro mountains (3750 mts.)

4. Trekking to Wasema valley.

5. Climbing Batu and camping near Gebreguracha lake.

6. Ride across the senate plateau and meet vehicles at the Goba-Dola road. O/n in hotel at Goba.

7. Drive from Goba to Addis Ababa, evening departure or O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…) for next day departure.Click Here to book this tour

LTT 202 TREKKING TO THE BALE MOUNTAINS (9 DAYS)

  1. Arrival and city tour of Addis Ababa. O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…).
  2. Drive to Dinsho. O/n camping at the headquarters.
  3. trekking Dinsho - Fencha Abera 18kms, Weib River, Water Falls.
  4. Fencha Abera - wassama 3900 mts. above sea level 24kms.
  5. Wassama - Gebre Guracha after 26kms or 9 hours trekking camp at the best site at the footMount Batu (4317 mts).
  6. Gebre Guracha - Konti get the vehicle
  7. Drive to Wondogenet resort area (walking in the forest + hot water swimming pool). O/n in hotel.
  8. Rift Valley lakes of Shalla, Abyata and Langano. O/n in hotel at Langano.
  9. Drive back to Addis Ababa & afternoon visit Mercato (the grand market). Evening departure or O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…) for next day departure.Click Here to book this tour

LTT 203 BALE TREKKING (11 days)

1. Arrival and city tour of Addis Ababa. O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…).

2. Drive to Asela and Bale Goba. O/n in hotel.

3. Drive to Dodola. O/n in hut.

4. Trek to Duro. O/n in hut.

5. Trek to Mololicho. O/n in hut.

6. Trek to Adele and Angafu. O/n in hut.

7. Trek to Wahao. O/n in hut.

8. Trek to Dodolo. O/n in hut.

9. Drive to Lake Awassa and Wondogenet forest with a hot water swimming pool. O/n in hotel.

10. Drive to lake Shalla, Abyata and Langano for O/n in hotel at Langano.

11. Drive back to Addis Ababa, afternoon visit Mercato (the grand market). Evening departure or O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…) for next day departure.Click Here to book this tour

LTT 204 RIFT VALLEY LAKES, BALE AND AWASH PARKS (9 DAYS)

1. Addis Ababa. City tour and O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…).

2. Visit Shalla, Abyata and Langano lakes. O/n in hotel at Langano.

3. Visit Wondogenet. O/n in hotel in Awassa.

4. Drive to Bale. O/n in hotel.

5. Visit Bale mammals, birds and plants. O/n in hotel.

6. Visit Sof Omar caves. Back to Bale Goba for O/n in hotel.

7. Drive to Awash National park. O/n in hotel or camping.

8. Visit palm spring and Fental Volcanic rim. O/n in hotel or camping.

9. Drive to Addis Ababa, evening departure or O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…).

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LTT 205 BALE PARK & RIFT VALLEY LAKES (9 DAYS)

1. Arrival and city tour in Addis Ababa. O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…).

2. Drive south visit Lake Zeway, Lake Shalla and Abyata. O/n in hotel at lake Langano.

3. Continue south to lake Awassa fish market, birds & boating. O/n in hotel in Awassa.

4. Drive to Dinsho, park headquarters and start trekking. O/N camp Dinsho.

5 – 8. Trekking through the western side of the park, the highest moorland in Africa. Passing mountains and cliffs where the Golden Eagle and Lammerguyer are nesting & meeting up the vehicles. On day 8 at Senate plateau visit Harenna forest and back to Goba  for O/n in hotel.

9. Drive back to Addis Ababa. Evening departure or O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…) for next day departure.Click Here to book this tour

LTT 206 HARER & DIRE DAWA (4 DAYS BY AIR)

1. Addis Ababa city tour & O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…).

2. Flight to Dire Dawa, visit city & drive for O/n in hotel at Harer.

3. Morning visit Babile, the valley of marvels. Pm Harer’s mosques, churches, sultanes, tombs, French poet Rimbaud house, the market, and Adere people houses. Evening hyena performance.

4. Drive to Dire Dawa and flight back to Addis Ababa. Evening departure or O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…) for next day departure.Click Here to book this tour

LTT 207 AWASH, HARER AND DIRE DAWA (6 DAYS)

1. Arrival and city tour of Addis Ababa. O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…).

2. Drive to the Awash National park and game drive. O/n Awash.

3. Drive to Mount Fentale and the palm hot spring. O/n Awash.

4. Drive to Harer. O/n in hotel.

5. Visit Harer (full day). O/n in hotel.

6. Drive to Dire Dawa & fly back Addis Ababa. Evening departure or O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…) for next day departure.Click Here to book this tour

LTT 208 AWASH NATIONAL PARK, HARER, DJIBOUTI, DANAKIL DEPRESSION (14 days)

1. Arrival and city tour of Addis Ababa. O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…).

2. Drive to Awash National Park. O/n camping or hotel.

3. Visit Awash National Park & the palm hot spring. O/n camping or hotel.

4. Drive to Harer. O/n in hotel.

5. Full day Harer, Babile valley of Marvels & hyena-man.

6. Drive to Dire Dawa, Djibouti. O/n in hotel.

7. Djibouti - Tadjoura by boat. O/n in hotel.

8. Danakil depression and lake Easal (by car). O/n in hotel at Djibouti.

9. Djibouti city, at leisure. And water sport. O/n in hotel at Djibouti.

10. Drive Asayita, and Afar people. O/n Asayita local hotel.

11. Asayita and Lake Abe. O/n Asayita in hotel.

12. Drive Kombolcha visit Bati market. O/n in hotel at Kombolcha.

13. Drive to Hayk Estifanos monastery. O/n in hotel at Kombolcha.

14. Drive back to Addis. Evening departure or O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…) for next day departure.

*Extension tour can be arranged to Axum, Lalibela, Gondar or Bahir Dar, from Kombolcha

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LTT 209 THE DENAKIL DEPRESSION, AWASH NATIONAL PARK, DENAKIL LAKES, HARER (15 days)

1. Arrival and city tour of Addis Ababa. O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…).

2. Drive to Awash National Park. O/n camping.

3. Full day Awash Park & its surroundings. O/n camping.

4. Drive to Asayita. O/n in local hotel. Visit Afar people.

5. Lake Abe. O/n Asayita.

6. Asayita-serdo-lake Afdiera. O/n camping.

7. Trekking around the lake.O/N camping park.

8. Lake Afdiera-serdo-Awash Park O/n camping.

9. Drive to Harer. O/n in hotel.

10. Harer, Babile. O/n in hotel.

11. Harer-Nazareth. O/n in hotel.

12. Nazareth-Bale Goba. O/n in hotel.

13. Goba-Kofele-Wendo Genet. O/n in hotel.

14. Awassa, Abijata, Shalla Lake, Addis Ababa. Evening departure or O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…) for next day departure.Click Here to book this tour

LTT 210 AWASH NATIONAL PARK, DANAKIL DEPRESSION, CAMEL TREKKING (18 DAYS)

1. Arrival and city tour of Addis Ababa. O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…).

2. Drive to senbete market. O/n in hotel Kombolcha.

3. Drive Bati market Afar people. O/n Asayita in local hotel.

4. Lake Abe, Asayita. O/n in local hotel.

5. Asaita-serdo-Afdiera local camp.

6. Afrera-Dodom local camp.

7-14.Dodom-Ertale-Addiem volcano by camel trek (8 days)

15. Afdiera-Asayita. O/n in local hotel.

16. Asayita-Awash. O/n camping.

17. Awash National Park & hot springs. O/n camping.

18. Drive back to Addis Ababa.  Evening departure or O/n in hotel of your choice (5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars…) for next day departure.Click Here to book this tour

 

Land

accordion1 Ethiopia, as large as France and Spain combined, has an area of 1,235,000 sq. k. About 65% of the land is arable, with 15% cultivated.
 

Climate

accordion2There are two seasons: the dry season prevails from October through May; the wet season runs from June to September.
 

Topography

accordion3Ethiopia has an elevated central plateau varying in height between 2,000 and 3,000 meters. In the north and center of the country there are some 25 mountains whose peaks rise over 4,000 meters. The most famous Ethiopian river is the Blue Nile(or Abbay), Which runs a distance of 1,450 km from the source in Lake Tana, to join the white Nile at Khartoum.
 

Transport

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Roads: there are some 4,100 km of asphalt roads with a further 19,000 km of gravel and dry-weather roads.
Railways: A778 km long railway line links Addis Ababa with Djibouti, and carries both freight and passengers.
Air: Ethiopia Airlines has an extensive domestic network flying to 43 airfields and an additional 21 landing strips.

 

 

Electric supply

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About 90% of the population earns their living from the land, mainly as subsistence farms. Agriculture is the backbone of the national economy and the principle exports from this sector are coffee, oil seeds, pulses, flowers, vegetables, sugar and foodstuffs for animals. There is also a thriving livestock sector, exporting cattle on the hoof and hides and skinks.
 

Language

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Ethiopia is a multi-ethnic state with a great variety of languages spoken in the country, of which there are 83 with 200 dialects. The main three languages are Amharic, Tigrigna and Oromigna. English is also widely spoken. 

 

Newspaper

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There are several foreign-language newspapers published in Ethiopia including the dayily Ethiopian Herald, printed in English. 

 

Time

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Ethiopia is in the GMT +3 hours’ time zone, Ethiopia follows the Julian Calendar, which consists of twelve months of 30 days each and a thirteenth month of five or six days. 
 

People

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The population is estimated at 55 million, over 50% of who are under 20 years old. The average number of inhabitants per square kilometer is 49.
 

Currency

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The local currency is the Ethiopian Birr, Made up of 100 cents. Visitors may import an unlimited amount of foreign currency, providing declaration of such currency (on the appropriate blue colored form) is made to customs on arrival. Foreign currency may only be changed at authorized banks and hotels. The currency declaration form must be attained as this will be required by customs on departure, visitors, however, will be able to change back any excess Ethiopian birr to foreign currency at the airport, you must, in addition to the currency declaration from, bring with you all the receipts for exchange transaction. 

 

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