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ETHIOPIA ,KENYA AND TANZANIA TOUR

ETHIOPIA ,KENYA AND TANZANIA TOUR - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Duration: 1 to 9 hours
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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$15574.00

Travel with us to see East Africa in 16 days Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.
You will have a chance to explore 3 nation in two weeks ... More info ›

Travel with us to see East Africa in 16 days Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.
You will have a chance to explore 3 nation in two weeks.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St Addis Ketema, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Day 1 After Breakfast we will start the city tour of Mount Entoto Minilik palace, St. Mary Church and the best viewpoint of Addis Ababa Visit the National Museum we will meet Lucy, her ancestor and Descendants Fossil After Lunch we will continue the city from Historical Trinity Church where Haile Selassie body rest and we will continue to Bhata where the royal family body rest place where King Menelik II and his family, daughter of King Haile Selassie Overnight hotel.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Bahir Dar Market, Papyrus Hotel The Opposite Of Millinium Cafe, Bahir Dar 1000 Ethiopia

Day 2 after Breakfast we will drive to the airport and fly y to Bahir-Dar one of our staff will meet you at Bahir-Dar airport and proceed to the hotel after check-in we will visit the monastery churches overnight hotel.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Blue Nile Falls, Ethiopia

Day 3 after Breakfast drive to the Blue Nile falls to see Tis-Esat and return back to the city. The afternoon after lunch we will drive to Gondar. Overnight hotel

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Fasil Ghebbi, Gonder Ethiopia

Day 4 After Breakfast Full days visit the castle and churches in Gondar previously served as the capital of both the Ethiopian Empire and the subsequent Begemder Province. The city holds the remains of several royal castles, including those in Fasil Ghebbi (Royal Enclosure), for which Gondar is called "Camelot of Africa".Gondar was founded by Emperor Fasilides around the year 1635 and grew as an agricultural and market town. Debre Berhan was founded by Emperor Zara Yaqob, in response to a miraculous light that was seen in the sky at the time. Believing this was a sign from God showing his approval for the death by stoning of a group of heretics 38 days before, the emperor ordered a church built on the site, and later constructed an extensive palace nearby, and a second church, dedicated to Saint Cyriacus. Zara Yaqob spent 12 of the last 14 years of his life in Debre Berha overnight hotel

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Northern Stelae Field, Near St Mary of Zion Church, Axum Ethiopia

Day 5 After Breakfast fly to Axum one of our staff will meet you at Axum airport and proceed to the hotel after check-in visit Axum, was the center of the marine trading power known as the Aksumite Kingdom, which predated the earliest mentions in Roman era writings. Around 356 CE, its ruler was converted to Christianity by Frumentius. The Kingdom of Axum had its own written language, Ge'ez, and developed a distinctive architecture exemplified by giant obelisks, the oldest of which (though much smaller) date from 5000–2000 BC. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church claims that the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion in Axum houses the Biblical Ark of the Covenant the ruins of the ancient city of Aksum are found close to Ethiopia's northern border. They mark the location of the heart of ancient Ethiopia when the Kingdom of Aksum was the most powerful state between the Eastern Roman Empire and Persia. The massive ruins, dating from between the 1st and the 13th century A.D., include monolithic obelisks, giant Stella, royal tombs and the ruins of ancient castles. Long after its political decline in the 10th century, Ethiopian emperors continued to be crowned in Aksum. Overnight hotel.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Lalibela 1260 Ethiopia

Day 6 After Breakfast we will drive to the airport fly to Lalibela, one of our staff will meet you at the airport and proceed to the hotel check-in we will visit the first group of the church. The 11 medieval monolithic cave churches of this 13th-century 'New Jerusalem' are situated in a mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia near a traditional village with circular-shaped dwellings. Lalibela is a high place of Ethiopian Christianity, still today a place of pilgrimage and devotion.The north of the river Jordan: Biete Medhani Alem (House of the Saviour of the World), Biete Mariam (House of Mary), Biete Maskal (House of the Cross), Biete Denagel (House of Virgins), Biete Golgotha Mikael (House of Golgotha Mikael) overnight hotel.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Nairobi National Park, Nairobi, Kenya

Day 7 After Breakfast mornings visit the second group of the church located in the south of the river, Biete Amanuel (House of Emmanuel), Biete Qeddus Mercoreus (House of St. Mercoreos), Biete Abba Libanos (House of Abbot Libanos), Biete Gabriel Raphael (House of Gabriel Raphael), and Biete Lehem (House of Holy Bread) The eleventh church, Biete Ghiorgis (House of St. George), is isolated from the others, but connected by a system of trenches. And fly back to Addis Ababa for your connection flight to Kenya. Overnight hotel in Nairobi.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya

Day 8: Nairobi - Lake Nakuru Pick up from your Nairobi Hotel early morning at 7:00 am. Drive to Lake Nakuru arriving in time for lunch and check in at Lake Nakuru Lodge. Afternoon game drive across the Pink Lake often referred so due to Great masses of Flamingos not forgetting the famous white Rhino and black rhino found in this park. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge or Flamingo Hill Tented Camp or saliva lion hill. Full Board accommodation too. Lake Nakuru in Kenya is home to some of the world's most majestic wildlife: lions, rhinos, zebras and hundreds of bird species - including flamingos that famously blush the water pink when they gather in numbers. Lake Nakuru houses Kenya’s first rhino sanctuary and one of the largest concentrations of black rhinoceros in the world a large population of white rhino. The park features the picturesque Malaika Waterfalls. Also, of interest is an area of 188 km around the lake fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothschild giraffes. Among predators are a lion, leopard, and large pythons hiding in the dense woodlands which may occasionally be seen crossing roads or dangling from trees. Others game include Thomson’s and Grant gazelle, the long-eared leaf-nosed bat, colobus monkey, rock hyrax, hippo, and waterbuck; Impala, striped hyena, bat-eared fox, wildcat, reedbuck and golden cat. Overnight Lodge

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya

Day 9: Lake Nakuru-Masai Mara Early morning breakfast. After breakfast leave, Lake Nakuru for Masai mara arriving in time for lunch. Check-in Masai mara spa lodge and have lunch. Afternoon game drives through the park in search of the Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, and Buffalo. Dinner and overnight at Masai mara Sopa lodge or Simba Lodge or Sentrim Luxury Tented Camp The Mara is magnificent, home to Kenya's richest concentration of wildlife, and regarded by many travelers as an essential stop on any tour of Africa. When westerners think of Africa and safari, this is a place they imagine - golden grassland plains pocket with acacia, wildebeests, zebras, lions, and jackals bound by together by the cycle of life and death. Three days here will only scratch the surface of the wonders of the Mara. Overnight Lodge

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Narok 00100 Kenya

Day 10: Masai Mara Morning and afternoon game drives will lead you to some of Africa's largest lion pride, herds of zebra, antelopes, buffaloes, wildebeest, giraffes, cheetahs, and hyenas. Accommodations include suite restroom facilities and secluded verandas. In between game drives, lounge at the pool or bar, or enjoy a mid-day nap. Overnight camp /lodge

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Masai Craft Market, Omino Cres Rd, Kisumu 40100 Kenya

Day 11: Masai Mara - Nairobi. Early Morning breakfast at your camp checks out of the camp and park. Maasai Mara National Reserve (MMNR) covers some 1,510 km2 (583 sq mi)in south-western Kenya. It is the northernmost section of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, which covers some 25,000 km2 (9,700 sq mi) in Tanzania and Kenya. It is bounded by the Serengeti Park to the south, the Siria escarpment to the west, and Maasai pastoral ranches to the north, east, and west. Rainfall in the ecosystem increases markedly along a southeast-northwest gradient, varies in space and time, and is markedly bimodal. The Sand, Talek River, and Mara River are the major rivers draining the reserve. Shrubs and trees fringe most drainage lines and cover hill slopes and hilltops. Drive to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Lunch at carnivore afterward drops off at your respective hotel. Overnight hotel

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania

Day 12, Fly to Tanzania Arrival at the Kilimanjaro airport (Tanzania) The Kilimanjaro Airport, named after Mount Kilimanjaro, is an international airport, strategically located in northern Tanzania. It serves all major international airlines from around the world, and it’s close to Mount Kilimanjaro, the town of Moshi and Arusha City- a tourist hub to all famous national parks in Northern Tanzania: Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti. On arrival, you will be met by our driver/guide and taken to your hotel in Arusha City (drive time up to 1 hour); spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight camp /Lodge

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Arusha Village Experience, Arusha Tanzania

Day 13, Arusha/Tarangire National Park Early after Breakfast, leave the hotel and start the journey to the Tarangire National Park; drive time about 1.5 hours. Tarangire (size 2,600 square km) is a fantastic park to begin a Safari in northern Tanzania. In the dry month of June-October, thousands of animals congregated on Tarangire River to get a good supply of water but also plenty of predators hang around to pray. Tarangire is famous for its large herds of elephant and its many gigantic baobab trees and displays many of the large African mammals. Typical animals present in Tarangire include wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland. On this day, you will spot some of these animals.At lunchtime, relax by the Tarangire River and enjoy your lunch and the scenic view. Later transfer to Lake Manyara for Dinner and overnight. Camp/lodge

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania

Day 14, Lake Manyara National Park:Wake up for early breakfast and start half day game viewing in the park. Lake Manyara, although small compared to Tarangire, has diverse plants and animals such as lions, giraffe, an elephant. The dense woodlands in the park conceal leopards, monkeys, baboons and some 380 species of birds. The highlights of Lake Manyara include a welcome by baboons and elephants as you enter the Manyara park gate but also sightings of the renowned tree-climbing lions. Afternoon, leave Manyara for Serengeti.overnight camp/ lodge

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania

Day 15, Lake Manyara/Serengeti National Park: Serengeti is the highlight and dream of many tourists visiting Northern Tanzania. It's size 5,700 square miles holds many surprises endless plain which offers exquisite scenery, and a high concentration of diverse animals. Wake up for breakfast followed by a full day game drive with packed lunch. You will be taken through the Savannah, protruding rocks, bush streams, rivers, swamps and a wonderful selection of birds and animals including the BIG FIVE-5. Big five refers to The African Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant, and Buffalo. Serengeti is also known for its 'great migration' herds of wildebeest and zebra. Great migration refers to the time of the year when Wildebeest and Zebra congregate and move in great number, ready to cross the Grumeti River while being followed by predators. It’s a survival of the fittest as an exodus of animals meet predators in and around the river as they try to cross to the other side. If you’re lucky you will have a rare opportunity to witness this wonders of Africa as well as spotting endangered species such as black rhino. End of your full day game drive, return to the hotel for Dinner and overnight. Hotel

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Tanzania Centre for Cultural Heritage, Nyerere Road Quality Centre Mall, Dar es Salaam 235 Tanzania

Day 16 Shopping and depart back home. End of tour departure

Duration: 8 hours

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12 Night Photo Safari Ethiopia - Meet The Tribes

12 Night Photo Safari Ethiopia - Meet The Tribes - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Duration: 12 days
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From USD
$6950.00

A real photographic adventure - a once off opportunity to meet the Tribes of Ethiopia. Visit the ancient stone churches of Lalibela and meet the Nile Crocodiles at Lake Chamo ... More info ›

A real photographic adventure - a once off opportunity to meet the Tribes of Ethiopia. Visit the ancient stone churches of Lalibela and meet the Nile Crocodiles at Lake Chamo. Travel across Southern Ethiopia with award-winning photographer Trevor Cole through the Omo Valley, see the lip-plated Mursi women and meet the body painted Karo people in Dus.

A private guided Photographic Safari is an excellent opportunity to get up close and personal with the Tribes of Southern Ethiopia. Engage with approximately 11 Tribes in seven days.

Itinerary

Guests start their Photographic Safari with a warm welcome at Bole International airport and a transfer to Monarch Hotel. We offer guests a City Tour of Addis, they can choose to visit the Ethnographic museum, Trinity Cathedral and Mercato - Africa’s largest market. Overnight at Monarch Hotel.
After breakfast the next morning, guests are flown to Lalibela, to witness the marvel of the cluster churches, carved out of rock and a visit to Bet Giyorgis. Two domestic flights on day four, takes you into Southern Ethiopia where the Tribal encounters take place. Transportation in comfortable 4WD with an expert Ethiopian guide and Trevor Cole will ensure the ultimate photographic experience for all. Photographers of all levels are welcome on this exploration Safari. After each day out, guests head back to the hotel where Trevor will facilitate image downloads, photo reviews and offer professional guidance in an informal and relaxed setting where each person gets to share and discuss their images.

Stop At:

• National Museum of Ethiopia, King George VI Street, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
• Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Lalibela 1260 Ethiopia
• Yemrehanna Kristos, Lalibela Ethiopia
• Chamo Lake, Arba Minch Ethiopia
• Dasenech Village, Omorate Dasenech, Turmi 1000 Ethiopia
• Dasenech Village, Omorate Dasenech, Turmi 1000 Ethiopia
• Dasenech Village, Omorate Dasenech, Turmi 1000 Ethiopia
• Omo National Park and River, Jinka 1000 Ethiopia
• Omo National Park and River, Jinka 1000 Ethiopia
• Chamo Lake, Arba Minch Ethiopia
• Addis Mercato, Kenya St Addis Ketema, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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Ethiopian Round Trip Tours To North Historic Route & Omo Valley Tribes

Ethiopian Round Trip Tours To North Historic Route & Omo Valley Tribes - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Duration: 15 days
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From USD
$4999.00

Northern Ethiopia

The northern Ethiopia is also Known as the Historical Circuit, there are over two millennia’s worth of ancient treasures scattered about, from giant obelisks and hidden tombs at Aksum to a collection of castles in and around Gonder, to unique churches in Lalibela, Tigray, Lake Tana and many other places. Not to be outdone by human mastery, Mother Nature really let her creative juices flow here ... More info ›

Northern Ethiopia

The northern Ethiopia is also Known as the Historical Circuit, there are over two millennia’s worth of ancient treasures scattered about, from giant obelisks and hidden tombs at Aksum to a collection of castles in and around Gonder, to unique churches in Lalibela, Tigray, Lake Tana and many other places. Not to be outdone by human mastery, Mother Nature really let her creative juices flow here. The Danakil Depression, an esteemed destination among adventure travellers, features a permanent lava lake and a bright-yellow sulphuric plain, while the Simien Mountains wrinkle the land with canyons and peaks with a beauty you’ll struggle to find anywhere else in Africa.

Day 01: Addis Ababa

Refresh and begin your sightseeing of Addis with a drive up to mount Entoto for a panoramic view of Addis.

Day 02: Arba Minch

This day after breakfats  we will be drive to the town of Arba Minch visiting en route the Doreze village 

Day 03:  Drive Arba Minch - Konso – Jinka

Take boat to Lake Chamo, Drive to the Ari people, the largest population in the lower omo valley. The women wear skirts from the banana like tree, called Enset are expert in pottery.

Day 04: Drive Jinka – Mago – Jinka -Turmi

Take a day excursion to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi village to see Mursi tribes. 

 Day 05: Excursion to Omorate (75kms 2hrs drive)

After having your breakfast, you will have an excursion to Omorate to visit the Dassanech tribes

Day 06: Drive Turmi - Konso

This day you will be drive to Konso to Visit e Konso village, one of the UNESCO site 

Day 07: Arba Minch – Addis Ababa

This day after breakfast we will be driving to Addis.

Day 08: Addis Ababa –Fly-Bahir Dar – Gondar (The Camelot of Africa)

This day after breakfast you will take a boat cruise on Lake Tana to visit Monastery of Ura Kidane Mihret, you will drive to the village of Tis Isat to see the Blue Nile falls (Note that the volume of the water could be minimal because of the construction of the new dam.) later we drive to Gondar

Day 09: Gondar (The Camelot of Africa)

After having your breakfast, you will begin your journey to Gondar. In the afternoon you will visit the city of Gondar 

 Day 10: Excursion to Semien Mountains (122 kms 4 - 5 hrs  drive)

The Semien Mountains National park is the only place in Ethiopia registered by the UNESCO as a natural beauty. Observe the magnificent scenery.

Day 11: Debarq-Sightseeing Axum

Drive to Axum then  Take a city tourin Axum

 Day 12: Drive Axum – Mekele

This day you will drive to Mekele visiting en route Yeha Temple . Then proceed to Wukro Cherkos.

Day 13: Drive Mekele – Lalibela

After an early breakfast, start the journey to the town of Lalibela via sokota observing the beautiful landscape.

Day 14: Sightseeing Lalibela

Eighth wonder of world Heritage’ Lalibela is famous for its underground rock-hewn cathedrals then  you will visit top attractions of Lalibela that will simply stagger you. Later we drive to Weldya  .

Day 15:Llaibela-Addis Ababa-Departure

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15 Days Afar Danakil Depression

15 Days Afar Danakil Depression - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Duration: 15 days
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From USD
$4562.49

These are just three words which spring do mind when thinking about Afar Danakil Depression Tours, Dallol the hottest and most inhospitable places on Earth & a surreal multi-hued field of sulfurous hot springs, Erta Ale the most active volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and a 1 km square caldera at its summit and the salt caravan trail of Berahale.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa

Stop At: National Museum of Ethiopia, King George VI Street, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Meet at Bole International airport and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is exploring the town of Addis Ababa including National Museum to view the 3.6 million year old remains of Lucy, whose skeletal remains were discovered in 1974.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Aratkilo area Addis, Addis Ababa 123 Ethiopia
Beside we will also visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral and in time permitting the Mount Entoto which rises up to an altitude of 3200 meters and offers the panoramic view of the metropolis and Mercato the open market.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

Day 2: Addis Ababa - Awash

Stop At: Awash National Park, Awash National Park, Afar Region
Drive from Addis Ababa to Awash Town, which is located in the central part of the rift valley system 250 km from Addis Ababa, the best place to familiarize with the weather and meet the Kereyu people a step into a quieter, calmer and more natural world enjoy swimming the natural hot spring and game drive in the Awash national park.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

Day 3: Awash – Semera

Stop At: Semera, Semera, Afar Region
Drive to Semera, the capital city of the afar regional state, Here we will finish some paper works- permits for the visit then we continue to a small town called Logia for An overnight stay.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

Day 4: Semera - Afdera

Stop At: Afdera, Ethiopia
We drive to Afdera via Serdo ... More info ›

These are just three words which spring do mind when thinking about Afar Danakil Depression Tours, Dallol the hottest and most inhospitable places on Earth & a surreal multi-hued field of sulfurous hot springs, Erta Ale the most active volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and a 1 km square caldera at its summit and the salt caravan trail of Berahale.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa

Stop At: National Museum of Ethiopia, King George VI Street, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Meet at Bole International airport and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is exploring the town of Addis Ababa including National Museum to view the 3.6 million year old remains of Lucy, whose skeletal remains were discovered in 1974.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Aratkilo area Addis, Addis Ababa 123 Ethiopia
Beside we will also visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral and in time permitting the Mount Entoto which rises up to an altitude of 3200 meters and offers the panoramic view of the metropolis and Mercato the open market.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

Day 2: Addis Ababa - Awash

Stop At: Awash National Park, Awash National Park, Afar Region
Drive from Addis Ababa to Awash Town, which is located in the central part of the rift valley system 250 km from Addis Ababa, the best place to familiarize with the weather and meet the Kereyu people a step into a quieter, calmer and more natural world enjoy swimming the natural hot spring and game drive in the Awash national park.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

Day 3: Awash – Semera

Stop At: Semera, Semera, Afar Region
Drive to Semera, the capital city of the afar regional state, Here we will finish some paper works- permits for the visit then we continue to a small town called Logia for An overnight stay.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

Day 4: Semera - Afdera

Stop At: Afdera, Ethiopia
We drive to Afdera via Serdo. P.M visit the manual salt mining on Lake Afedera and facilitate the permit paper from the regional tourist office. Here some more people will accompany us (local guide and scout).
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

Day 5: Afdera - Erta Alle

Stop At: Erta Ale, 6611 Ethiopia
Drive from Afdera to Dodom. At Dodum we will start walking to Erta Alle Volcanic hills (613 meters above sea level) which is 15kms one way. We arrive to Erta Alle around mid-night and walk to see the volcanic eruption. We will camp nearby the eruption considering the direction of the wind because of the volcanic acid which is not good for health, anytime any one can see or take a picture. To get Best pictures of the volcano will be a night shooting.
Duration: 16 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Camping

Day 6: Erta Alle - Hamed Ela

Pass By: Erta Ale, 6611 Ethiopia
We walk back 15 km from Erta Alle back to Dodum and meet the vehicles and drive to Hamed Ela.

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Camping at Hamed Ela

Day 7: Hamed Ela - Berhale

Stop At: Dalol, 135 Ethiopia
Drive to the Lake Asale, salty Lake and visit the salt workers and the merchant from the highland the salt market and the lake and proceed 17 km to Dalol and enjoy the spectacular view and small hill which is colorful by hot spring in several places. The hot spring out with the sulfurs, potash and salt it forms spectacular formation.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Camping at Berhale

Day 8: Berhale - Mekele

Pass By: Afar Region, Afar Region
Drive from Berhale to Mekele-the capital of Tigray region on the way visit the Afar village over the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley to the western highland.

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

Day 9: Mekele - Axum

Stop At: Wukro Chirkos Church, Wukro Ethiopia
Drive to Axum on the way visiting the Tigray rock churches; Wukro Cherquos.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yeha Archaeological Site, Yeha Village Ethiopia
And also we will spot Yeha the Temple of moon dated back to the seventh century before Christ.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

Day 10: Axum

Stop At: Archeological Museum, Axum Ethiopia
This well-laid-out museum inside the Northern Stelae Field contains an interesting variety of objects found in the tombs, ranging from ordinary household objects, such as lamps and incense burners, to quite sophisticated glassware.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Queen of Sheba Palace, Axum Ethiopia
The structure at Dungur is popularly known as Queen of Sheba’s Palace, though archaeologists are divided over whether it was the great woman's palace or the 6th-century-AD mansion of a nobleman. Most leaned towards the latter, but the find during recent excavations of a relief carving depicting a beautiful woman (in the museum at St Mary of Zion Church) has caused some to wonder whether her palace may lie beneath the current ruins.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Northern Stelae Field, Near St Mary of Zion Church, Axum Ethiopia
The ruins of the ancient city of Aksum are found close to Ethiopia's northern border. They mark the location of the heart of ancient Ethiopia, when the Kingdom of Aksum was the most powerful state between the Eastern Roman Empire and Persia. The massive ruins, dating from between the 1st and the 13th century A.D., include monolithic obelisks, giant stelae, royal tombs and the ruins of ancient castles. Long after its political decline in the 10th century, Ethiopian emperors continued to be crowned in Aksum.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal, Enno Littmann St, Axum Ethiopia
Set on a small hill 1.8km northeast of the Northern Stelae Field and offering views of the jagged mountains of Adwa are these two tombs that local tradition attributes to the 6th-century King Kaleb and his son, King Gebre Meskel. Although the twin tombs’ architecture resembles the Tomb of the False Door, they show more sophistication, using irregular-shaped, self-locking stones that don’t require iron clamps.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St Mary of Zion, Axum Ethiopia
Though religions have come and gone, Aksum has always remained a holy city – welcome to the centre of the universe for Christian Ethiopians. A church of some form has stood here since the earliest days of Ethiopian Christianity and it was God himself who, descending from heaven, indicated that a church should be built here, though the original church is long gone. The complex includes the new church, old church, museum and the chapel said to house the Ark of the Covenant.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

Day 11: Axum - Lalibela

Stop At: Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Lalibela 1260 Ethiopia
At a morning fly to Lalibela, after check in to Hotel start your day tour of the remarkable rock hewn churches of Lalibela, regarded as the eighth wonder of the world by many scholars and a UNESCO World Heritage site. This group of eleven monolithic and semi-monolithic structures were carved directly into the stone of the mountainside at least 800 years ago. This complex boasts the largest monolithic church in the world, a maze of passageways and tunnels, intricately carved reliefs, and fabulous examples of icon paintings.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

Day 12: Lalibela - Gondar

Stop At: Fasil Ghebbi, Gonder Ethiopia
Fly to Gondar and exploring the town of Gondar that includes the buildings that make up the Royal Enclosure and the baths of Fassilides , a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring five castles built by a succession of Ethiopian Kings beginning in the early 17th century and Debre Berhan Selassie Church, perhaps the country’s most famous Church famous for its religious art and especially its iconic ceiling depicting angels.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

Day 13: Gondar - Bahir Dar

Stop At: Blue Nile Falls, Ethiopia
Drive to Bahir dar175km which takes about 4 hours with photo stops. Afternoon Drive to the Tis Isat Village and visit the Blue Nile Falls. This misty deluge produces rainbows that shimmer across the gorge as well as a small perennial rainforest of lush green vegetation, to the delight of the many monkeys and multi-colored birds that inhabit the region.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

Day 14: Bahir Dar

Stop At: Lake Tana, Ground floor from Blue Nile Hotel, Bahir Dar 1000 Ethiopia
Take a boat tour on Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile, and visit ancient island monasteries over the islands such as Ura Kidanemihret and Azoa Mariam.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

Day 15: Bahir Dar - Addis Ababa

Stop At: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Fly back to Addis Upon arrival we will have more sightseeing’s in Addis Ababa that includes Ethnographic Museum and St. George Cathedral. At evening we dine a fair well dinner at in a traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances then transfer to airport.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Departure

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16 days tour to Historic, diverse landscapes and tribes of Ethiopia

16 days tour to Historic, diverse landscapes and tribes of Ethiopia - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Duration: 16 days
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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$4480.00

Start and end in Addis Ababa! With the discovery tour to the ExoticTribes of Ethiopia including the most popular historical destinations in North Ethiopia, you have a 16 day tour package taking you through Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and other destinations in Ethiopia. Travel to Most Known Tourist Destinations in South and North Ethiopuia tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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The famous historic route is one of the best destinations in the world to travel centuries back to perceive the civilizations of the ancient and medieval Ethiopia, medieval monasteries of lake Tana, African Camelot castle of Gonder, the UNESCO list Simien mountains, Axum birth place of Ethiopian civilizations, the rock churches of Tigray and UNESCO registered eighth wonders of world ... More info ›

Start and end in Addis Ababa! With the discovery tour to the ExoticTribes of Ethiopia including the most popular historical destinations in North Ethiopia, you have a 16 day tour package taking you through Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and other destinations in Ethiopia. Travel to Most Known Tourist Destinations in South and North Ethiopuia tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Additional Information:
The famous historic route is one of the best destinations in the world to travel centuries back to perceive the civilizations of the ancient and medieval Ethiopia, medieval monasteries of lake Tana, African Camelot castle of Gonder, the UNESCO list Simien mountains, Axum birth place of Ethiopian civilizations, the rock churches of Tigray and UNESCO registered eighth wonders of world.
The Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia is a little visited area of Ethiopia containing some of the most colorful tribes and ethnic groups.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa

Stop At: Addis Ababa Museum, Meskel Square, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Arrival Addis Ababa. After chech in visit tour the National museum and Entoto mountains with views.
Visit the National Museum that exhibits numerous antiquates, historical relics, archaeological and pale-ontological objects including the 3.5 million year old skeleton of Lucy; one of the fine Ethiopian Orthodox Churches, St. George Cathedral that contains several interesting modern paintings and mosaics St. George Cathedral; Mercato - biggest open market of its kind in Africa and the commanding panoramic view point Mount Entoto.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 2: Fly to Bahir Dar

Stop At: Lake Tana, Ground floor from Blue Nile Hotel, Bahir Dar 1000 Ethiopia
visit Bezait palace and view over Blue Nile falls and lake Tana. Afternoon boat trip on Tana lake to admire 2-3 monasteries with very interesting construction and paintings, as Ura Kidane Mehret and Mahal Zeghie Gyorgis.
Bahir Dar is a pleasant city located on the shores of Lake Tana, the largest lake in Ethiopia. After checking into our hotel, exploring Lake Tana and its islands by boat. There are 37 islands on Lake Tana and 30 of them have churches and monasteries of considerable historical and cultural interest. We visit the monastery churches of Ura Kidane Mihiret, Azwa Mariam,. Ura Kidanemihiret is the best known of the monasteries and has an important collection of religious icons from the 16th to 18th centuries A.D. Azwa Mariam is known for its paintings and we also have time to visit the small museum
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 3: Bahir Dar -Blue Nile -Gondar

Stop At: Fasil Ghebbi, Gonder Ethiopia
Morning drive to admire the Blue Nile falls, back for lunch. Afternoon drive to Gondar.
drive to the Blue Nile Falls, which is known locally as Tissisat (smoking water) falls: 100 m (328 ft) wide, the water plunges for 45 m (148 ft), giving rise to steam clouds and rainbows. We climb down to the base of the falls for an up-close look and then ascend the other side the round trip will take about 1hour walking. Than we cross the Blue Nile by boat to return to the point of departure.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 4: Gondar

Stop At: Fasil Ghebbi, Gonder Ethiopia
isit the castles compound, King Fasil’s Bath and Debre Birhan Selassie church (Light of Trinity) with wonderful murals, Qusuqam church, Queen Mentewab palace and more.
Gondar City Sightseeing, Gondar was the first capital city of the Ethiopian Empire, which began in 1632 with the reign of Fasilidas. In Gondar, there are a dozen castles built by various emperors over the course of 236 years. The city seems more European than African and also has Islamic influences. In the morning visit Fasilidas' Palace, probably the most impressive of all the castles found in the area and the oldest one! We continue on to the bath of Fasiledes and Quskuam Church. In the afternoon we visitthe Church Of Debre Berham Selassie (Light of the Trinity). The interior of Debre Berham Selassie is decorated with beautiful frescos, cherubs and paintings. Debre Berham Selassie is rumored to once have been the proposed final resting-place of the Ark of the Covenant and we will visit the colorful market of Gondar.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 5: Gondar - Lalibela

Stop At: Lalibela Gemstones and Jewellery, Lalibela, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Fly This Morning is dedicated to visiting the first group of churches, known as the Northern Group of Churches.
Lalibela , contains 11 monolithic churches that were built in the 12th century and are carved out of the pink granite rock; they have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each church (Bet) has a unique architectural style; all are superbly carved and most of them are decorated with well-preserved paintings. The entire city may be described as a sculpture dedicated to the glory of God. and on the way back if time allows we will have an over stops in the souvenir shops and around the city center.
Bet Medihanialem is the largest, supported by 72 pillars and houses the 7kg (15 lbs) gold Lalibela Cross. We go through a tunnel from Bet Medihanialem to Bet Mariam, in which there is a pillar that it is said that Jesus Christ leaned against when he appeared in a vision to King Lalibela. Bet Mariam also contains fabulous carvings of various birds and animals. We also visit Bet Danaghel; a chapel built in honor of martyred nuns. Bet Golgotha and Bet Mikael are twin churches and many believe that a visit to Bet Golgotha alone can guarantee your place in heaven! The twin churches also contain many important religious items and some of the best examples of early religious art in the country. The last church we visit today is Bet Giyorgis, one of the more recent churches and best preserved.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 6: Lalibela

Stop At: Lalibela Gemstones and Jewellery, Lalibela, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Morning, mule excursion to Asheton Mariam, with very nice view through villages. Afternoon the second group of the rock churches.
The Eastern Churches we go on foot for an approximately 3-hour hike (those who prefer can ride mules) to visit The Eastern Rock Churches. Bet Amanuel is one of the most beautifully carved churches in Ethiopia in the Aksumite style. Bet Merkorios has a wonderful painting of The Three Wise Men, which dates back to the 15th century A.D. We also stop to see Bet Abba Libanos and Bet Gebrieal-Reafael, which might have once been the home of the royal family before becoming a church. This afternoon, we visit the Nakutelab Rock Hewn Church, built under a natural cave. Tonight, we have a special treat, participating in The Coffee Ceremony, a ceremony of hospitality in Ethiopia. Overnight in Hotel.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 7: Lalibela - Addis - Lake Langano

Stop At: Addis Ababa Museum, Meskel Square, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Fly to Addis and lunch there. Drive to Langano Rift Valley Lake. O/N Wenney Lodge or other.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 8: Lake Langano - Arba Minch

Stop At: Arbaminch, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Continue to Arba Minch admiring Wolayta people, their villages and very nice views. Afternoon ascend Chencha hills for the Dorze village to see their culture, work of weaving, cultivation of false banana from which they extract traditional bread (Kotcho), their 18ms high houses and more. Dinner and O/N Swaynes hotel (3*) with spectacular views over the Chamo lake and Abaya lakes and the Nechisar Park.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 9: Arba Minch - Nech Sar national park

Stop At: Nechisar National Park HQ, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Morning Nechisar park, for an early morning game drive. Here you can see wild animals i.e. dominated by Zebras, it’s also possible to see the endemic Swain’s heartbeast, greater and lesser kudus, different gazelles and more. Afternoon boat trip over lake Chamo and encounter the huge hippo colonies and biggest crocodiles in Africa(as some says in the world 6-7ms long). Meals and O/N Swains hotel (3*).
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 10: Arba Minch - Jinka

Stop At: Omo Valley Tribes gate, Jinka, Ethiopia
Drive to Jinka, on the way admire Derashe, Konso, Ari, Benna and Tsemay tribes with their respective villages. Konso are famous for the agricultural work with terracing culture. O/N Jinka local hotel or camp.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 11: Mago national park and excursion at Mursi

Stop At: Mago National Park, 782km south of Addis on East bank of the Omo River, 4200 Ethiopia
Drive to Mago national park and excursion at Mursi people villages. O/N Mago national park camping.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 12: Mago National park - Turmi

Stop At: Dasenech Village, Omorate Dasenech, Turmi 1000 Ethiopia
Cross Karo people region and visit their villages of Kortcho, with also very nice views over Omo river. Drive to Turmi for dinner and O/N Evangadi campsite and lodge. (Camp or fixed tents).
Duration: 12 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 13: Turmi - Hammer

Stop At: Dasenech Village, Omorate Dasenech, Turmi 1000 Ethiopia
Visit Hammer people villages, culture and possibly their dances. If possible we try to show the unique ceremonies of marriage, with slashing of women, bull jumping, and more. If Mon or Sat visit market of Hamer, Karo and Dassanech people here or near by Dimeka’s village.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 14: Hamer - Arba Minch

Stop At: Arbaminch, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Drive to Arbaminch through Erbore people village and afternoon visit Konso people village. Dinner and O/N Swaynes hotel Arbaminch
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 15: Arba Minch - Addis Ababa

Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St Addis Ketema, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Drive back to Addis Ababa to reach late afternoon
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 16: Day16: Departure

Stop At: Addis Ababa Museum, Meskel Square, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Departure
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

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6 Days Afar Danakil Depression

6 Days Afar Danakil Depression  - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Duration: 6 days
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From USD
$4187.49

These are just three words which spring do mind when thinking about Afar Danakil Depression Tours, Dallol the hottest and most inhospitable places on Earth & a surreal multi-hued field of sulphureous hot springs, Erta Ale the most active volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and a 1 km square caldera at its summit and the salt caravan trail of Berahile.

Itinerary

Day 1: Addis Ababa

Stop At: National Museum of Ethiopia, King George VI Street, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Meet at Bole International airport and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is exploring the town of Addis Ababa; we began with National Museum to view the 3.6 million-year-old remains of Lucy, whose skeletal remains were discovered in 1974.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Aratkilo area Addis, Addis Ababa 123 Ethiopia
Holy Trinity Cathedrals and time permitting Mount Entoto which rises up to an altitude of 3200 meters and offers the panoramic view of the metropolis and Mercato the open market.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

Day 2: Addis Ababa - Mekele - Hamed Ela

Pass By: Mek'ele, Mek'ele, Tigray Region
Early morning fly to Mekele and meet vehicles and drive from Mekele to Hamed ella via Berhale, beautiful town in amazing rock formation and the best place for picture of the Camel Caravan with the African Sunset.

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Camping

Day 3: Hamed Ella - Dalol - Dodem

Stop At: Dalol, 135 Ethiopia
Visit Asale Salt mining with the salt workers and the merchant from the highland salt market and the lake and proceed 17 km to Dalol and enjoy the spectacular view and small hill which is colorful by hot spring in several places ... More info ›

These are just three words which spring do mind when thinking about Afar Danakil Depression Tours, Dallol the hottest and most inhospitable places on Earth & a surreal multi-hued field of sulphureous hot springs, Erta Ale the most active volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and a 1 km square caldera at its summit and the salt caravan trail of Berahile.

Itinerary

Day 1: Addis Ababa

Stop At: National Museum of Ethiopia, King George VI Street, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Meet at Bole International airport and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is exploring the town of Addis Ababa; we began with National Museum to view the 3.6 million-year-old remains of Lucy, whose skeletal remains were discovered in 1974.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Aratkilo area Addis, Addis Ababa 123 Ethiopia
Holy Trinity Cathedrals and time permitting Mount Entoto which rises up to an altitude of 3200 meters and offers the panoramic view of the metropolis and Mercato the open market.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

Day 2: Addis Ababa - Mekele - Hamed Ela

Pass By: Mek'ele, Mek'ele, Tigray Region
Early morning fly to Mekele and meet vehicles and drive from Mekele to Hamed ella via Berhale, beautiful town in amazing rock formation and the best place for picture of the Camel Caravan with the African Sunset.

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Camping

Day 3: Hamed Ella - Dalol - Dodem

Stop At: Dalol, 135 Ethiopia
Visit Asale Salt mining with the salt workers and the merchant from the highland salt market and the lake and proceed 17 km to Dalol and enjoy the spectacular view and small hill which is colorful by hot spring in several places. The hot spring out with the sulphur, potash and salt it forms spectacular formation.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Camping @Dodem

Day 4: Dodem - Erta Alle

Stop At: Erta Ale, 01.275 Mekelle, 1049 Ethiopia
Early morning start walking to the Erta Alle Volcanic hills (613 meters above sea level) and see the volcanic eruption; the eruption is so colorful and spectacular. We will camp nearby the eruption considering the direction of the wind because of the volcanic acid which is not good for health, anytime any one can see or take a picture. To get Best pictures of the volcano will be a night shooting.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Camping @Erta Ale

Day 5: Erta Alle - Mekele

Pass By: Mek'ele, Mek'ele, Tigray Region
Early morning walking back to Dodem and meet the driver and drive to Mekele.

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

Day 6: Mekele - Addis Ababa

Stop At: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Fly from Mekele to Addis Ababa. The rest of the day, optional sightseeing in Addis Ababa and at Evening we will dine a fare well dinner with traditional music and dance then transfer to airport for departure.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Departure

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