Addis Rift Valley Lakes- HawassaWondogenet Bale Mountains National Park, Sodore
Tour Code: NTO-029
Duration: 5 Days/4Nights
Day 1 MelkaKunture, Adadi Mariam, Tiya, Rift Valley Lakes, Hawassa.
Drive to Hawassa via Butajira&Zeway. En route, visit MelkaKunture prehistoric archeological site & Museum, the rock hewn cave church of Adadi Mariam, the stelae field of Tiya and Some of the Rift Valley Lakes including Zeway&Abyata-Shala Lakes National park. Overnight Hawassa in a hotel.
Day 2 Hawassa Fish Market-Wondogenet-Bale Mountains
In the morning visit the Hawassa fish market and leave for Wondogenet for quick dip in hot mineral springs and lunch and proceed to Bale Mountains. O/N Goba in a hotel.
Day 3 Bale Mountains National Park &Sof Omar Cave
Wild life spotting and Visit the Sof Omar Caves . O/N Goba in a hotel.
Day 4 Sodore
Drive to Sodore Resort area. O/N Sodore in a hotel.
Day 5 Debrezeit Crater Lake-Addis
Return to Addis via Nazareth, en route visit Debrezeit Crater Lakes.
Rift valley Lakes-Hawassa-Arbaminch-Langano-Addis
Tour Code: NTO-028
Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights
Day 1 Rift Valley Lakes-Hawassa
Drive to Lake Hawassa, Visit Lake Zeway, Langano, Abyata-Shala National Park. Proceed to Hawassa& Overnight in a hotel
Day 2 Arbaminch - Nechsar National Park-Boat Trip on Lake Tchamo.
Drive to Arbaminch, Visit Nechsar National park and make a boat excursion on Lake Tchamo. Overnight Arbaminch in a hotel
Day 3 Tchencha (Dorze)
Drive to Tchencha, visit the Dorze people with their typical beehive shaped huts and return to Arbaminch. O/N Arbaminch in a Hotel
Day 4 Wondogenet
Drive back to Wondogenet for an overnight stay at Wondogenet in a hotel.
Day 5 Return to Addis
Addis, Debrezeit Crater Lakes, Awash National Park, Harrar, Dire Dawa, Addis.
Tour Code: NTO-032
Duration: 4 Days/3Nights
Day 1 Debrezeit crater Lakes, Beseka Lake, Awash National Park
Drive to Awash National Park via Debrezeit en route visit Debrezeit Crater Lakes, Beseka Lake and Awash National Park. Overnight Awash in a hotel
Day 2 Harrar
Early morning depart to Harrar. Evening visit the hyena man. O/N Harrar in a Hotel
Day 3 Harrar& Dire Dawa
Sightseeing of Harrar and drive to Dire Dawa. O/N Dire Dawa in a Hotel
Day 4 Dire Dawa, Addis
Sightseeing of Dire Dawa, and transfer to fly back to Addis.
Addis –Awash National Park-Rift valley Lakes-Hawassa-Addis
Tor Code NTO-027
Duration: Four Days
Day 1 Addis-Debrezeit Crater Lakes-Awash National Park
Drive to Awash Via Nazareth (Adama), Visit some of Debrezeit (Bishoftu) crater Lakes such as Hora, Babogaya, and Kuriftu, Continue driving and visit Lake Beseka and Awash National Park. O/N Awash in a Hotel.
Day 2 Palm Hot Springs-Langano
In the morning drive to the beautiful, clear pools of the Filwoha Hot spring and proceed to Langano. O/N Langano in a hotel.
Day 3 Abyata-Shala Lakes National Park and Hawassa
In the morning, visit Abyata-Shala Lakes National Park and proceed to Hawassa. O/N Hawassa in a Hotel
Day 4 Hawassa Fish Market-Addis Ababa
In the morning, Visit the Hawassa fish market and drive back to Addis.
Half and Full Days visiting sites around Addis Ababa
MelkaKuture is located 50 km southwest of Addis Ababa, on the left side of the Alemgena-Butajira road. This archeological site (dating back to over 1.5 million years old) is believed to be the home of Neolithic man.
About 90 km south of Addis Ababa is the Adadi Mariam rock hewn Cave Church dating back to the Lalibela era. It is one of the holiest places in the region. The area is surrounded by beautiful hills.
MenageshaSupa Forest & Addis Alem
The MenageshSupha Forest, some 35 km west of Addis Ababa, is densely wooded with some 400 years old trees. It is sanctuary for several endemic birds and animals such as the Abyssinan Catbird and Menelik Bush Buck.Addis Alem, founded by Menelik II as its capital before he moved back to Addis Ababa, is famous town for the church of Debre Zion on the top of a small hill.
Ambo is situated 126 km west of Addis Ababa, and it is the home of the very popular bottled Ambo Mineral water. From here, you first proceed either to the beautiful volcanic Crater Lake of Wonchi or to the Spectacular Gudar falls and its vineyards.
105 km north of Addis Ababa is the 13th Century monastery of DebreLibanos. Near by, the picturesque Jema gorge is famed for its 16th Century bridge known as the “ Portuguese Bridge”
The Blue Nile Gorge
The Blue Nile Gorge is situated 225 km North West of Addis Abeba, Ths majestic & enormous gorge is the most captivatins gorge in Africa. It has a magnificent captivating physical feature & natural beauty.
DebreBirhan & Ankober
DebreBirhan is 130 km north east of Addis Ababa, and one of the oldest towns in the country. It is renowned for its wool production and weavers. Close by is Ankober, with the ruins of one of Menelik’s palaces, and great view across the escarpment.
Rift Valley Lakes (Zeway, Langano, Abyata&Shala)
Ethiopia’s Rift Valley, which known to the world as an ornithologists paradise, is part of the Great Rift Valley of East Africa. It offers spectacular chain of lakes, and hot springs nestling in the depth of the valley.
Each of the seven Rift Valley Lakes has its own characteristics, inhabits a great number of wild animals and bird species, and provides ideal habitats for the exuberant variety of flora & fauna that makes the region a wonderland for naturalists and tourists.
The small resort town of Debrezeit (Bishoftu) in only one-hour’s drive southeast of Addis Ababa, at an altitude of 1900 meters. It enjoys a warm climate and surrounded by a series of lovely Crater Lakes, full of bird life, and excellent for walking.
Sodere is located 126 km southeast of Addis Ababa. It is a very popular resort area with a hotel complex, Olympic site swimming pools, spas and enlivening climate. Sodere takes advantage of the volcanic mineral springs, which bubble in several spots the nearby Awash River, lends its riverine forest in the form of giant shade trees.
Historic & Modern Addis Ababa
Historic Addis Ababa
Sightseeing of Historic Addis Ababa includes Menelik Mausoleum, St.George Cathedral, Grand Market /Not Sundays/. Mt.Entoto to admire the stupendous view over the city with its surrounding plains and volcanic cones - Mt.Zukala to the south and the Blue Nile Gorge to the north. On the return call in at the Archeological museum.
Addis Ababa Modern
A half day city tour takes in visits to Africa Hall (the Head Quarters UNECA), Trinity Cathedral, Lions cage, the Ethnological Museum of Addis Ababa University (not Sundays), and the Handicraft centre (not Sundays)