Southern Ethiopia Explorer

Charter aircraft takes you to the remote Gambela National Park, into the Omo Valley, and across the Bale Mountains National Park. Luxury hotels and tented camps are your base for exploring these remarkable regions.

11 Days

Southern Ethiopia Explorer - 11

Itinerary Map

Start from Addis Ababa and end at Addis Ababa

Landmarks visited on Southern Ethiopia Explorer

Itinerary

Day 1: Addis Ababa

Arrive Addis. City Tour and introduction to Ethiopia. The city tour will take in a few highlights like the National and Ethnological museums, Trinity Cathedral and St Georges Church and gallery.

Overnight: Sheraton Hotel

Included: Professional Guide, Private Minivan, All meals (excluding alcohol)

Day 2: Gambella National Park

Fly down to Gambella National Park and drive to Tented Camp. Evening walk in the vicinity of the tented camp. The Tented Camp is situated in a grove of trees close to the pan handle of the park which joins the Baro river. It is an ideal location from which to explore the Northern boundary of the Park, which tends to get most of the Kob Migration.

Overnight: Gambella Tented Camp

Included: Charter flight, Professional Guide, 4x4 Vehicle, All meals (excluding alcohol)

Day 3: Gambella National Park

Flight across the swamp lands of Gambella, looking for Shoebills, Nile lechwe as well as big herds of buffalo and lion. Depending on time of year, witness incredible numbers of Kob on the edge of the Park. Evening walk in the vicinity of the camp.

Overnight: Gambella Tented Camp

Day 4: Gambella National Park

Fly across to the drier South West of the Park and look for elephant and giraffe. The lakes and pans down here have the most incredible birdlife. Evening walk/drive in the vicinity of camp.

Overnight: Gambella Tented Camp

Day 5: Omo Valley

Flight across to Murulle airstrip and the lower Omo valley. 3 hour boat cruise up to a Fly Camp in Mago National Park.

Overnight: Mursi Fly Camp

Day 6: Omo Valley

Explore Mago National Park with boat along the river and stopping off to do small walks into the Park

Overnight: Mursi Fly Camp

Day 7: Omo Valley

Boat Cruise back down river and spend the night at Lale’s Camp.

Overnight: Lale's Camp

Day 8: Bale Mountains National Park

Flight across to the Bale Mountains. The mountains and plateau’s here extend over 4000 metres. This beautiful countryside is known for it’s endemic wildlife species. You will camp up on the Webb Plateau, with the best access to the largest population of wolves in Bale. This stunning site is located next to a waterfall on the Webb River and often we have wolves and Mountain Nyala walking in front of camp.

Overnight: Webb Valley Tented Camp

Day 9: Bale Mountains National Park

Explore the amazing Bale mountains, looking for wolves and other endemic wildlife. A game drive into the Gaysay grassland with opportunities for very enriching endemic wildlife spotting.

Overnight: Webb Valley Tented Camp

Day 10: Bale Mountains National Park

Explore the amazing Bale mountains, looking for wolves and other endemic wildlife. We will have Ethiopian Ponies in camp to use when traversing the high plateau and can also look at fly fishing in the Webb River. Both rainbow and Brown trout occur here.

Overnight: Webb Valley Tented Camp

Day 11: Addis Ababa

Transfer to the airstrip for the flight back to Addis. Private transfer to your hotel where day use of a room is included. Last evening spent out at a good restaurant in town, before being transferred to the airport for international flight out.

Day use: Sheraton Hotel

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Includes

  • Internal light aircraft charter flights.
  • Airport transfers and road transport by private minibus.
  • Accommodation based two people sharing a double room/tent.
  • Meal plan full board plus drinks in camp.
  • Fees for entrances, local guides and compulsory scouts for activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Exclusive use of camp.
  • All government taxes for the services included in the tour price.

Excludes

  • International flights and visa fees.
  • Activities not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary.
  • Fees for photos and video.
  • Other personal expenses, souvenirs, tips and gratuities, etc.

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