Ethiopia Discovery

Company : G Adventures
Activity: Tours
Country: Ethiopia
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 1000 to 2000 £ Pound (UK)

Explore Ethiopia visiting cities and rural areas of the country on this 12 day overland trip.

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1 Addis Ababa

Arrive at any time.

 

Days 2-3 Arba Minch/Dorze Village

Take a boat safari on Lake Chamo. Enjoy a Dorze market and village visit. Spend the night in traditional Dorze lodging.

 

Days 4-5 Konso/Mursi

Visit Konso Museum and learn about local conservation efforts at Gersale village nursery, where you can plant a seedling tree. Visit the Anthropological Museum in Jinka before continuing onto an Ari and Mago National Park.

 

Days 6-8 Turmi

Visit Key Afar market and villages of the Karo and Hamer peoples. Stop at the Dimeka Saturday market.

 

Day 9 Konso

Visit Omorate, home of the Dassanech tribe, and its local market. Then, cross the Omo River by a canoe.

 

Days 10-11 Yabelo/Yirgalem

Visit the Borena region's archaeological site, Yabelo Camel market, Borena village and Tutu Fella's stelae and go on a walk through the Sidamo community. Optional visit to Yabelo National Park.

 

Day 12 Addis Ababa

Visit Lake Ziway and go bird-watching, then see how the Ziway communities are using energy-saving stoves. Depart on arrival to Addis Ababa in late afternoon.

 

 

What's Included

  • Lake Chamo boat safari (Nechisar National Park). Dorze market and village visit. Traditional lodging overnight stay with dance ceremony. Konso Museum, Chief and village visit. Anthropological Museum visit (Jinka). Ari village visit. Camping with the Mursi. Key Afar market and village visit. Karo and Hamer village visits. Hamer dance performance. Dimeka Saturday market visit. Boat ride across Omo River for Dasanech tribal visit. Borena village visit. Yabelo camel market visit. Tutu Fella's stelae visit. Sidamo community walk. Lake Ziway visit and bird-watching. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners. (Allow USD80-100 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Simple hotels (4 nts), simple lodges (2 nts), traditional accommodation (1 nts), camping (4 nts).
  • 4x4 landcruiser, boat.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/driver(s) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 14, avg 10

 

 

Trip Specifics

  • Cost: Prices from £1449
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Start/Finish: Addis Ababa
  • Trip Code: DES

 

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