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Ethiopia Great Rift Valley Lakes - 7 Days

Ethiopia Great Rift Valley Lakes

Ethiopia · Private Tour · 7 Days
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Ethiopia is home to one a unique region of natural beauty, the Great Rift Valley, the largest geographic trench in the planet. Visit its legendary lakes, discover indigenous villages, and contemplate an array of bird species and other wildlife. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Addis Ababa
Day 2 - Addis Ababa → Arba Minch
Day 3 - Arba Minch
Day 4 - Arba Minch → Lake Awassa
Day 5 - Wendo Genet
Day 6 - Lake Langano, Lake Abjata & Lake Shala
Day 7 - Lake Langano  → Lake Ziway → Addis Ababa

What is included

  • All ground transportation, transfer in and out including fuel and driver allowance using 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser
  • 7 nights accommodation in 4* and 3* hotels, lodges and resorts on sharing basis
  • Meals on half board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • All entrances, local guide and scout fees
  • English speaking drivers and local guides
  • Boat fee on Lake Chamo

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Porter fees at hotel and airport
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Excursions not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Tips and other personal expenses
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Addis Ababa

Upon arrival at Bole International Airport meet our representatives and transfer to the hotel.

After check in at the hotel, city tour of Addis which includes the National Museum, home of the famous complete hominid fossil remains of Lucy that date 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; the Ethnographic Museum and Merkato, the largest open air market in Africa.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Ambassador Hotel

Addis Ababa

day
2
Addis Ababa → Arba Minch

After breakfast, drive to Arba Minch. On the way, visit the UNESCO world heritage Tiya Stele and Melka Kunture archeological site

Overnight at the lodge.

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Addis Ababa → Arba Minch435 km 7h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Paradise Lodge

Arbaminch

day
3
Arba Minch

After breakfast, drive to Chencha village to visit the Dorze tribe, which lives in the highland areas surrounded by bamboo forest and is well known for their traditional weaving and towering huts. 

In the afternoon, boat trip on Lake Chamo, the largest lake in the Ethiopian Rift Valley to observe hippos and Nile crocodiles at Azo Market. After your visit drive back to Arba Minch.

Overnight at the lodge.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Paradise Lodge

Arbaminch

day
4
Arba Minch → Lake Awassa

After breakfast, drive to Awassa a beautiful town on the shore of Lake Awassa.

Late afternoon, visit Lake Awassa to observe many different species of birds and mammals at a surprisingly close distance.

Overnight at the resort.

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Arbaminch → Lake Awassa275 km 4h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Haile Resort

Lake Awassa

day
5
Wendo Genet

After breakfast, drive to the Wendo Genet area to observe striking forest plants and bird species, hot springs, stunnig lake landscapes and coffee plantations. After visiting, drive back to Awassa.

Overnight at the resort.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Haile Resort

Lake Awassa

day
6
Lake Langano, Lake Abjata & Lake Shala

After breakfast, drive to Langano. With a maximum depth of 46m, Lake Langano is one the Rift Valley Lakes in Ethiopia that is considered safe for swimming.

After check at the hotel, relax on the lake side beach and visit the other Rift Valley Lakes, Abjata and Shala.

Overnight at the resort.

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Lake Awassa → Lake Langano 70 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Sabana Beach Resort

Lake Langano

day
7
Lake Langano  → Lake Ziway → Addis Ababa

After breakfast, drive back to Addis Ababa with many stops for bird watching.

On the way, visit Lake Ziway, the Ethiopian bird spectacle, the great pelicans are the main stars of this astonishing natural live show, which takes place at one of the freshwater Rift Valley lakes of Ethiopia.

After visiting, keep drive to Addis. In the evening, traditional farewell dinner in one of the best restaurant in Addis followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian nations.

Then transfer to airport to fly back to home, where your tour ends.

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Lake Langano → Addis Ababa154 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Addis Ababa
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Ambassador Hotel

Arbaminch
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Paradise Lodge

Lake Awassa
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Haile Resort

Lake Langano
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Sabana Beach Resort

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
4 pax
Double Sharing
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018$1758$1426

Photos

Lake Chamo
Lake Awassa
Dorze Tribe Hut
Lake Langano

Map

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