From $1 598 per person

Mountains and Lakes route

Ethiopia

Difficulty

This stay will make you discover majestic and diversified landscapes, as  well as animal species endemic of Ethiopia. The 4×4 trips will allow you to appreciate the cities, the countryside, the highlands and the lakes, and meet  their inhabitants.

Difficulty :

Full Schedule :

This trip assumes that travelers take an international flight to and from Addis Ababa. On arrival in Addis, the domestic flight Addis Ababa / Dire Dawa is included in the price of the stay at the price of  $ 69, which will be confirmed or modified at the time of your reservation.

 

DAY 1 :

Arrival in Addis Ababa – transfer to Dire Dawa by domestic flight

Transfer from Dire Dawa Airport to the hotel

Depending on the arrival time : visit of downtown Dire Dawa

Dinner in Dire Dawa at Paradiso Restaurant

Night : Selam Blue Bird Hotel in Dire Dawa

 

DAY 2

Morning : Departure to Harar

Discovery of rock paintings berween Dire Dawa and Harar

Lunch at Fresh Touch Restaurant in Harar

Afternoon : Visit the old town of Harar

In the evening, meals Hyenas at the gates of the city of Harar

Dinner at Habesha 2000 with Ethiopian dance show

Overnight : return to Selam Blue Bird Hotel in Dire Dawa

 

DAY 3

Morning : departure  in 4×4 to Awash (230 Km – 4 hours)

Lunch on the way or Restaurant in Awash

Afternoon : Visit the Fantale crater or the Filwoha hot springs

Dinner at the hotal

Night : Doho Lodge Hotel in Awash

 

DAY 4

Morning : Visit the hot springs of Filwoha or the Fantale crater (depending on what was done the day before)

Departure to Dodola (320 km – 5 hours) 

Lunch : restaurant on the way

Afternoon: continuation of the trip to Dodola

Dinner at Bisrat Pension in Dodola

Night : Bisrat Pension

 

DAY 5

Morning : Departure to Bale Montain Lodge (187 km – 3h30) 

OR to Wabe Shebelle Hotel in Goba (depending on the choice you have made)

In Dinsho : purchase tickets for entry to the Balé Montains park the next day

Lunch in Dinsho

Afternoon : Relaxation at Balé Montains Lodge OR at Wabe Shebelle Hotel in Goba according to the accommodation chosen for the evening *

Dinner at Bale Montain Lodge or Goba Wabe Shebelle Hotel *

Night : Bale Montain Lodge or Goba Wabe Shebelle Hotel *

 

DAY 6

Morning : Departure for a day at Mount Balé

Excursion on the Plateau of Sanetti in search of the wolf of Abyssinia

Lunch : Picnic in excursion

Afternoon : Arrival at the Summit Tullu Deemtu at 4377m

Dinner at the Lodge or Hotel *

Night : Bale Montain Lodge or Goba Wabe Shebelle Hotel *

 

DAY 7

Morning : Departure to Awassa (287 km – 5h30)

Lunch : picnic in the Gaysay Valley meadow, suitable for animal watching

Afternoon : Arrival at Awassa

Dinner at the hotel

Night :  Awassa Lake View Hotel on Awassa Lake

 

DAY 8 

Morning : Boat ride on Awassa Lake and Markets

Lunch at Luwa Bar and Awassa Restaurant

Afternoon : excursion to Mount Tabor

Departure for Lake Langano (100 km)

Evening meal at the hotel

Night : Simbo Beach Resort in Langano

 

DAY 9

Morning : Visit of Shala and Abiata lakes

Lunch at Simbo Beach Resort on the Lake Langano

Afternoon : Relaxing and swim at Lake Langano

Departure for Lake Ziway at the end of the day

Dinner at the hotel

Night : Bethlem Lake Ziway Hotel

 

DAY 10 

Morning : Boat trip on Lake Ziway

Lunch at Lake Ziway

Afternoon : drive to Addis Ababa (120 km)

Dinner at Habesha 2000 with Ethiopian dance show

Night : Abegaz Hotel in Addis Ababa

 

DAY 11 

Morning : Stroll on the heights of Entoto

Visit of Addis Ababa

Lunch at Taitu Hotel

Afternoon : shopping and museums

National Museum and Museum of the Martyrs of the Red Terror

Dinner at the Jewel of India in Addis Ababa

Night : Abegaz Hotel

 

DAY 12  Dallol Expedition in the Danakil Desert

Departure – the morning of day 12

Round trip in 4×4

Discovery of the colors  and indescribable landscapes of the Dallol Volcano

Night of the 12th : Hamed Ela bivouac

Return to Mékélé at the end of day 13

Dinner at Black Rose

Night of the 13th at Yordanos Hotel in Mékélé

 

DAY 14 : departure – Transfer to Addis Ababa airport 

Shopping and last purchases if the departure schedule allows

 

* Depending on the option chosen, the price of the stay will be reduced if the 2 nights are spent at the Goba Wabe Shebelle Hotel instead of Bale Mountain Lodge : in that case the price of the stay is reduced to $ 1,563 per person.

 

Nota : unforeseeable events can lead us to modify the program (ex : flooded wadi on the way)