- Departure Dates
- Transportation & Accommodation
- Important Info
- KM Covered Totally
Day 1: Arrive to Addis Ababa, welcome by our team and transfer to your hotel – Visit the capital and its street ambient - O/n Hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Lake Langano enjoying the Rift Valley lakes - O/n Lodge.
Day 3: Drive to Arba Minch - In route visit the Dorze village and its market - O/n Lodge.
Day 4: Excursion to Nechisar National Park and boat excursion on lake Chamo to spot Nile crocodiles, hippos and birds - O/n Lodge.
Day 5: Drive to Turmi, capital of the Hamer people - On the way visit Konso village and Tsemay village - O/n Lodge.
Day 6: Visit the Nyangatom village crossing the Omo River and the Karo village - After lunch visit Hamer village - O/n Lodge.
Day 7: Morning excursion to visit a Dassenech village crossing the Omo River - After lunch drive to Jinka - O/n Local Hotel.
Day 8: Excursion to visit Mursi villages across at the Mago National Park - After lunch walking visit of Ari villages - O/n Local Hotel.
Day 9: Drive to Yabelo crossing semi arid landscapes and stopping at sites of interest - O/n Local Hotel.
Day 10: Excursion to El Sod Crater and visit Borena villages - Drive to Awassa through coffee plantation landscapes - O/n Hotel.
Day 11: Visit the fish market in Awassa - Drive to the Bale Mountains National Park – Easy walking through the beautiful scenery to spot wild animals - O/n Lodge.
Day 12: Excursion to the Sanete Plateau and its lakes to spot wild animals and migratory birds - Explore the Harenna forest - O/n Lodge.
Day 13: Drive to the Awash National Park and game drive through the Ilala Sala Plains to spot wild animals - Visit of the Awash River falls - O/n Local Hotel.
Day 14: Drive to Harar - City tour visiting the colorful markets, traditional Harari houses, Museums and the Hyena Man - O/n Hotel.
Day 15: Excursion to the Babile rock formation - After lunch visit of the Chat market of Awaday and free time in Harar - O/n Hotel.
Day 16: Morning flight to Addis Ababa - Free time for shopping - Traditional Ethiopian dinner with folklore dance - Check in to your Intercontinental flight.
Attention: The order of the dates of the itinerary can be modified due to weather conditions beyond our control.
Attention: All itineraries are open to modifications if required. You can add or eliminate options according to your interests. Birana Ethiopia Tours offers the possibility to make your own trip.
Attention: For the south trip, Birana Ethiopia Tours will arrange the itinerary
according to the market days of the villages, so that your visit coincides
with the market days.
Day Destination Meals Accommodation
DAY 1 ADDIS ABABA Not Included Hotel
DAY 2 LAGO LANGANO Full Board Lodge
DAY 3 ARBA MINCH Full Board Lodge
DAY 4 ARBA MINCH Full Board Lodge
DAY 5 TURMI Full Board Lodge
DAY 6 TURMI Full Board Lodge
DAY 7 JINKA Full Board Local Hotel
DAY 8 JINKA Full Board Local Hotel
DAY 9 YABELO Full Board Local Hotel
DAY 10 AWASSA Full Board Hotel
DAY 11 BALE MOUNTAINS Full Board Local Hotel
DAY 12 BALE MOUNTAINS Full Board Local Hotel
DAY 13 AWASH Full Board Local Hotel
DAY 14 HARAR Full Board Hotel
DAY 15 HARAR Full Board Hotel
DAY 16 ADDIS ABEBA Full Board Night on board
Departures are all year round. Come whenever you like.
2 person: 128 € per day per person. Total price 2,048 € per person.
3 person: 105 € per day per person. Total price 1,680 € per person.
4 person: 94 € per day per person. Total price 1,504 € per person.
Individual supplement for single room: 180 € (only if required)
To know the Price for larger groups, please contact us.
Attention: Prices might change according to current fuel prices, currency devaluation and flight taxes. Birana Ethiopia Tours is committed to inform of this changes at the time of the booking.
The price INCLUDES:
Transfers from / to airport
Domestic flight Dire Dawa – Addis Ababa
Bus or minibus for Addis Ababa city tour
4x4 cars for the south trip
Bus or minibus for the drive between Awassa and Dire Dawa (only for groups of more than 4 people)
Accommodation at standard hotels, lodges and local hotels with full board
Entrances and permits to all natural parks, villages and monuments
Boats at Chamo Lake
Boats for the Omo River crossing
English speaking local guides at specific sites
Traditional dinner in Addis Ababa
All prices include 15% VAT
The price DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Visa (17€ or 20$)
Intercontinental flight (more info)
Meals and beverages in Addis Ababa the first day
Photo and video camera fees at some sites
After the booking confirmation, the client should transfer an amount of 30% of the trip price. The remaining 70% will be transferred within 20 days before departure or in cash on arrival.
Transportation & Accommodation
The transportation for this trip in Ethiopia is designed to travel in a relaxing way to enjoy the views and the daily life to the maximum. We provide 4WD Toyota Land cruisers for this kind of trip to the south. They are comfortable, secure and high engine power.
The accommodation is mainly at standard hotels, lodges and local hotels. Most of them are private hotels providing all services: double rooms with bathroom, hot shower, restaurant, bar, internet, etc. They are usually located in places with nice views and near to the city center. In Jinka and Bebeka the accommodation is at local hotels which provide service to the best of their abilities.
If you want to read more about infrastructures in Ethiopia FAQ.
Passport: Valid for 6 months minimum and at least one free page to stamp the visa.
Entry visa for Ethiopia acquired at the immigration office of Addis Ababa International Airport at your arrival. Price 17 € or 20$.
Travel insurance: Generally speaking almost all tourists coming to Ethiopia buy their insurance at the country of origin. You may already have insurance or it may be easier to process. The trips booked through Birana Ethiopia Tours do not include any travel insurance. For the reasons mentioned, we recommend our clients to get travel insurance in their country of origin which includes cancellation, accident and lost luggage protection.
Yellow fever vaccination: A document is required to prove that you are vaccinated against yellow fever. You will get this document in your health center after vaccination. This document may be required at your arrival at the Addis Ababa Airport.
Birana Ethiopia Tours is a Travel and Tour Operator; we are not authorized to offer information about public health. This information varies constantly. So, to avoid wrong contents, for all information related to vaccination and sanitary precautions we recommend you to read the Ministry of External Affairs web site:
Also you can consult your health center.
Winter cloth (1 fleece, 1 jacket) for the Bale Mountains
Scarf to protect from dust
Shower flip flops
Small bag for the daily excursions
Medicine box with the most important medicines (antibiotics, anti malaria)
Anti mosquito 35%DEET (spray, stickers)
Photo Camera with big memory card and spare batteries.
The maximum weight allowed for your luggage is 20 kg plus hand bag.
KM Covered Totally
By road: 3,805 km
By air: 000500 km
Totally: 04,305 km