DET 037 - Bale Natural sights + Southern Cultural route
DET 037- Bale Natural sights + Southern Cultural route
Day 1: Arrive at Addis Ababa and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 2: After breakfast drive to Awash National Park stop over at Debre Zeit to visit one of the crater lake with its birds. Proceed to Awash NP to have a game drive in the park. Overnight in the Lodge.
Day 3: After breakfast through the farm land of Arsi drive to Dinsho - the headquarter of Bale Montains National Park. Refresh and walk out for game viewing around the park. Overnight Dinsho Lodge.
Day 4: Early in the morning drive to Senate plateau to drive up to mount Tulu Dimtu – the 2nd highest peak in Ethiopia and to spot the endemic Ethiopian Wolf. Drive back to the park for sightseeing, Bird watching and game viewing. Overnight in the lodge.
Day 5: Morning drive to Sof - Omer to visit the cave-It is one of the world’s most spectacular and extensive underground systems. The intermittent river web, which sources from Bale mountains National park, penetrates the cave years round. Drive back to Robe for overnight Hotel.
Day 6: After breakfast through the oromo - Muslim culture drive to Wendo Genet. After check into the hotel bird watching, swimming in a natural hot spring water. O/N Hotel.
Day 7: After breakfast drive to Sodo and proceed up hill to Chencha to visit the Dorze people with their waving culture and their bee hive shaped huts. Drive to Arbaminch for overnight in the Hotel.
Day 8: After breakfast drive to Nechisar National park to see mammals and various species of birds. In the after noon drive to Lake Chamo to observe the crocodile market, and various species of water birds including hippos. Overnight Hotel at Arbaminch.
Day 9: Morning drive to Jinka, visit the Tsemay, Ari and Benna tribes en route. Overnight Jinka in Hotel.
Day 10: Drive along the Mago River, visit the Mursi people they are renowned for the strange custom followed by their women who, on reaching maturity, have their lower lips slit and circular clay discs inserted. Proceed to Mago National park for overnight camping.
Day 11: After breakfast, drive through Mago National Park by seeing mammals and birds to Murule to visit the Karo tribe they are known for their body painting. Overnight Murulle camp site.
Day 12: After an early breakfast, drive to Omorate. After crossing the Omo River visit the Geleb (Dasenech) tribe then continue driving to Turmi for overnight Camping.
Day 13: Drive to Dimeka market (If the day will be Tuesday or Saturday) to encounte different tribes at one place. (The Hamer, Benna and Tsemay). Drive back to Turmi for overnight camping.
Day 14: After breakfast drive to Konso. Visit the Arbore tribe en route. After check in to the hotel drive to Mecheke to visit the konso people- they are resourceful, efficient charming, careful, and hard-working people with their fascinating culture and proceed to ‘New York’village to visit the very beautiful landscape with mountain structure.Overnight Hotel at Konso.
Day 15: After breakfast drive through the Borena tribal village to Yabello and continue driving to Elsod to visit salt lake. Back to Yabello for overnight in the Hotel.
Day 16: After breakfast drive to Awasa via Dila on the way visit false banana plantation. Overnight Awasa in the Hotel.
Day 17: After breakfast drive to Lake Awassa to visit the fish market at the shore of the lake and spot various species of water birds continue driving to Abijata-Shalla Lakes National park to have a game drive and to visit the two northern chain of Ethiopian Rift-valley Lakes with their various colorful water birds. Proceed to Langano the Famous resort center. Overnight Langano Hotel.
Day 18: Drive back to Addis. Visit Lake Ziway-largest northern Ethiopian rift-valley lake it is the home of five little volcanic islands. Overnight departure