Southern and Eastern Ethiopia

This 3 week adventure takes you through the hear of the Lower Omo Valley before traversing eastwards to discover the Bale Mountains National Park, Awash National Park and the fantastic city of Harar. Our expert local guides will make sure your trips runs Brilliantly from start to finish.

23 Days

$2,610

Southern and Eastern Ethiopia - 23 - $2,610

Itinerary Map

Landmarks visited on Southern and Eastern Ethiopia

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Bole International Airport. City tour Addis Ababa. Welcome dinner in cultural restaurant.

Day 2

Drive (4 hrs) Addis Ababa to Langano, en route visit Lake Ziway and Abijatta-Shalla National Park.

Day 3

Drive (5 hrs) Langano to Dorze, en route visit Lephis Forest or Senkele Game Sanctuary.

Day 4

Visit Dorze people and market.

Day 5

Drive (1 hr) Dorze to Arba Minch. Afternoon boat trip on Lake Chamo and game walk in Nech Sar National Park.

Day 6

Drive (2 hrs) Arba Minch to Konso. Visit Konso people, museum and maybe Konso King.

Day 7

Drive (2.5 hrs) Konso to Jinka, en route visit Key Afar market.

Day 8

Visit Mago National Park, Mursi people. Afternoon visit Ari people.

Day 9

Visit Jinka Museum. Drive (2.5 hrs) Jinka to Turmi, en route visit Dimeka market. Optional 'Evangadi' dance and/ or 'Bull jump' ceremony if it coincides with your stay in Turmi.

Day 10

Morning visit Karo people in Kolcho. Afternoon visit Hamar people. 

Day 11

Morning visit Dassanech people in Omerate. Afternoon visit market in Turmi and Hamar people. 

Day 12

Walk in Turmi area. Drive (6 hrs) Turmi to Yabello, en route visit Arbore people.

Day 13

Visit Borana people, 'singing well' and El Sod craterlake.

Day 14

Drive (6.5 hrs) Yabello to Yirgalem.

Day 15

Visit Sidamo people and coffee plantation.

Day 16

Drive (5 hrs) Yirgalem to Goba, en route visit fish market Hawassa and hike at Bale Mountains NP Headquarter in Dinsho.

Day 17

Visit Bale Mountains National Park.

Day 18

Drive (6.5 hrs) Goba to Awash National Park.

Day 19

Visit Awash National Park.

Day 20

Drive (6 hrs) Awash National Park to Harar

Day 21

Visit Babile, Valley of Marvels and camel market.

Day 22

City tour Harar. Evening visit Hyena Man.

Day 23

Visit bustling Saturday market. Drive (1,5 hrs) Harar to Dire Dawa. Flight Dire Dawa to Addis Ababa. Minibus available for transport around Addis Ababa. Evening transfer to Bole International Airport for international flight.

End of service.

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices are per person for 4 pax. 

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $2,610 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

The current total fare for the domestic flight(s) in the itinerary is USD $70 per person when Ethiopian Airlines is used for international flight. Otherwise the fare for the domestic flight(s) in the itinerary is $160 per person. Fares subject to change by airline.

Includes

  • Airport transfers and road transport around Addis Ababa and Harar by private minibus.
  • Road transport from day 2 until day 21 by standard 4WD with English speaking driver/ guide, including fuel, driver allowances and accommodation.
  • Accommodation based on double/ twin room sharing.
  • Meal plan bed and breakfast.
  • Fees for entrances, local guides, compulsory scouts/ security personnel and boats for activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes for the services included in the tour price.

Excludes

  • International flights and visa fees.
  • Domestic flights.
  • Lunches and dinners, unless stated as included above.
  • 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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