North and South Ethiopia

Duration: 20 Days and 19 Nights

Tour code: ZTT 504

Transportation: Flight and Surface

Day 1.Arrival Addis Ababa. Afternoon tour to the National museum and to Entoto Mountains with views.

Day 2.Fly to Bahirdar, visit Bezait palace and view over Blue Nile falls and lake Tana. Afternoon boat trip on lake Tana  to admire 2-3 monasteries with very interesting construction and paintings, as Ura Kidane Mehret and Mahal Zeghie Gyorgis.

Day 3.Morning drive to admire the Blue Nile falls, back for lunch. Afternoon drive to Gondar. In Gondar, visit the castles compound, King Fasil's Bath and Debre Birhan Selassie church (Light of Trinity) with wonderful murals, Qusqam church, Queen Mentewab palace and more. Fly Lalibela. Afternoon visit the first group of the rock churches.

Day 4.Morning, mule excursion to Asheton Mariam, with very nice view through villages. Afternoon the second group of the rock churches.

Day 5.Fly to Addis and lunch there. Drive to Langano Rift Valley Lake. O/N Wenney lodge or other.

Day 6.Continue to Arbaminch admiring Wolayta people, their villages and very nice views. Afternoon ascend Chencha hills for the Dorze village to see their culture, work of weavings, cultivation of false banana from which they extract traditional bread (Kotcho), their 18ms high houses and more. Dinner and O/N Swaynes hotel (3*) with spectacular views over the Chamo lake and Abaya lakes and the Neth Sar Park.

Day 7.Morning Nech Sar park, for an early morning game drive. Here you can see wild animals i.e. dominated by Zebras, it's also possible to see the endemic Swain's heartbeast, greater and lesser kudus, different gazelles and more. Afternoon boat trip over lake Chamo and encounter the huge hippo colonies and biggest crocodiles in Africa(as some says in the world 6-7ms long). Meals and O/N Swains hotel (3*).

Day 8.Drive to Jinka, on the way admire Derashe, Konso, Ari, Benna and Tsemay tribes with their respective villages. Konso are famous for the agricultural work with terracing culture. O/N Jinka local hotel or camp.

Day 9.Drive to Mago national park and excursion at Mursi people villages. O/N Mago national park camping.

Day 10.Cross Karo people region and visit their villages of Kortcho, with also very nice views over Omo river.

Day 11.Drive to Turmi for dinner and O/N Evangadi campsite and lodge. (Camp or fixed tents).

Day 12.Visit Hammer people villages, culture and possibly their dances. If possible we try to show the unique ceremonies of marriage, with slashing of women, bull jumping, and more. If Mon or Sat visit market of Hamer, Karo and Dassanech people here or near by Dimeka's village.

Day 13.Drive to Arbaminch through Erbore people village and afternoon visit Konso people village. Dinner and O/N Swaynes hotel Arbaminch.

Day 14.Drive back to Addis Ababa to reach late afternoon.

Day 15.Departure.

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All our tours start in Addis Abeba , at Bole international airport at 7:00 and ends at 22:00 in bole international airport. 

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