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Leisure & Safari Tour to Great Rift Valley Lakes & Parks

JS 2

HomeLeisure & Safari Tour to Great Rift Valley Lakes & Parks

Tour Code:              JS2
Tour Title:              Leisure & Safari Tour to Great Rift Valley Lakes & Parks
Focus:                      Scenery, Nature, Wildlife & Culture
Duration:                6 Days & 5 Nights
Transportation:      Surface
Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa- City Tour
Up on arrival at Bole international air port and met by our representative and transfer to hotel. After check in to hotel you will have city tour of Addis, Which includes National Museum- the home of the famous complete hominid fossil remain of Lucy dates 3.2 million years back, Mount Entoto- panoramic view point at the highest peak in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meter above sea level, trinity cathedral- a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa, Ethnographic museum and Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa). Overnight in hotel
Day 2: Addis- Arbaminch- Tiya Stele Field- Melka Kunture
In the morning, drive to Arbaminch, on the way visit Tiya Stele Site (one of the world heritage site registered by UNESCO) and MelkaKunture archeological site. Then keep driving to Arbaminch and overnight in hotel/lodge
Day 3: Arbaminch- Dorze Village- Lake Chamo- Nech Sar National Park
Breakfast at the lodge. Drive toDorze (500 Km from Addis) and visit to the Dorze village (famous for their bee hive shaped houses, weaving styles and their lifestyle). In the afternoon, a boat trip on Lake Chamo and visit to huge crocodiles, hippos and a variety of birdlife. Crossing the lake by boat to the nearby Nech Sar National Park and hiking trought the park to observe natural habitat and wild animals such as; Zebras, Gazelles, Antelopes and plenty of bird species. Overnight stay in hotel/lodge
Day 4: Arbaminch- Hawassa –  Senkelle Wildlife Sanctuary
Drive to Hawassa (380 Km from Arba Minch). On the way, de tour to Senkelle Wildlife Sanctuary (90 Km from Awassa, well-known for endemic and endangered subspecies of Swayne’s Hartebeest). On arrival in Hawassa, check into a hotel. Later, walk along the lake shore for nice evening sunset and aquatic birds. Time at leisure. Overnight in a hotel/resort
Day 5: Hawassa- Langano- Fish Market – Abyata-Shala National Park
After breakfast, visit the scenic morning Fish market in Awassa. Drive to Langano. After check in, visit the other rift valley lake park of Abjata and Shala with a maximum depth of 250 meters, this makes it the deepest lake in Ethiopia and in Africa north of the equator and has an elevation of 1,567 meters.  Overnight in hotel/lodge/resort
Day 6: Langano- Addis- Lake Ziway- Farewell Dinner- Departure
After breakfast drive back to Addis, on the way visit the rift valley Lake of Ziway with its diverse species of aquatic birds like greet pelican, Marabou stork, hammer cop and different kind of goose. Then keep drive to Addis. In the evening farewell traditional dinner in one of the best restaurant in Addis followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian nations. Then transfer in to airport to fly back home, where your tour ends.
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