Birding, In Ethiopia 15 Days - Washington D. C.

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Airports
    Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The joy of traveling can be enjoyed virtually anywhere in the world. Yet one of the best countries
for breathtaking scenery, rugged but majestic mountains, exotic flora, fauna (mainly endemic mammals, birds, plants) and pristine cultural
diversity maintained by perpetual historical site and tribes undoubtedly it is Ethiopia.

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Itinerary
Day 1: Day 1 After breakfast City tour start from Mount Entoto
Stop At: Entoto Maryam Church, North Shewa, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Day 1 After breakfast City tour start from Mount Entoto lunch will be in Finfine Adarashe continue the tour overnight Hotel same
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Nexus hotel
Day 2: Day 2: After breakfast excursion to Debre Libanos monastery,
Stop At: Debre Libanos Monastery, North West of Addis Ababa Seimien Shewa Zone of Oromia Region, Debre Libanos 1000 Ethiopia
Day 2: After breakfast excursion to Debre Libanos monastery, through the Sululta plain to Debre Libanos and the Jima River Gorge, about 110 km from the capital overnight Hotel same
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Accommodation included: Nexus hotel
Day 3: Day 3: After breakfast drive to the Ambo Road for Menagesha
Stop At: Menagesha Suba Forest Park, Menegesha-Suba Forest Road, Addis Ababa 1000 Ethiopia
Day 3: After breakfast drive to the Ambo Road for Menagesha State Forest, about 50 km from Addis Ababa overnight Hotel same
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Accommodation included: Nexus hotel
Day 4: Day 4: After breakfast drive to the Rift Valley, turning east at Mojo towards Awash.
Stop At: Adama, Ethiopia
Day 4: After breakfast drive to the Rift Valley, turning east at Mojo towards Awash. We will be birding along the way and will stop for lunch in Nazareth overnight Hotel Ayu International Hotel
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Ayu International Hotel
Day 5: Day 5: After breakfast, we will dedicate birding in the different habitats
Stop At: Awash National Park, Ethiopia
Day 5: After breakfast, we will dedicate birding in the different habitats of the area, the plains, cliffs, wetlands, and river in the forest by the Awash overnight Hotel
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Genet Hotel
Day 6: Day 6: After breakfast today we retrace our steps towards Mojo, birding along the way,
Stop At: Adama, Ethiopia
Day 6: After breakfast today we retrace our steps towards Mojo, birding along the way, and stopping to see the hippo in the pools near Nazret overnight hotel Ayu International Hotel
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Ayu International Hotel
Day 7: After breakfast, we will drive to Lake Langano
Stop At: Lake Ziway, Ziway Ethiopia
Day 7: After breakfast, we will drive to Lake Langano it is one of Ethiopian salty and suitable for relaxing and the only Lake good for swimming overnight Hotel
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Sabana Lodge
Day 8: Day 8: After breakfast drive to Wondo Genet hot spring
Stop At: Wondo Genet College, Ethiopia
Day 8: After breakfast drive to Wondo Genet hot spring among forested hills overnight Hotel
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Wondo Genet wabisheble hotel local basic
Day 9: Day 9: After breakfast, the day is dedicated to walking in the forests around Wondo Genet
Stop At: Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Wondo Genet, Ethiopia
Day 9: After breakfast, the day is dedicated to walking in the forests around Wondo Genet overnight same Hote
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Same hotel
Day 10: Day 10: After breakfast drive to Awassa birding along the shores of Lake Awassa
Stop At: Fish Market at Awassa Lake, Awassa Lake, Awasa Ethiopia
Day 10: After breakfast drive to Awassa birding along the shores of Lake Awassa overnight Hotel Hile Gebreselasi resort
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Hile resort
Day 11: Day 11: After breakfast in the morning drive to the Bale Mountain National Parks
Stop At: Bale Mountains, 150 km east of Shashamene in the Oromia Region National State, Goba Ethiopia
Day 11: After breakfast in the morning visit the fish market in the lakeshore of Awassa, then drive to the Bale Mountain National Parks overnight Hotel
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Wabesheble Goba hotel basic local hotel
Day 12: Day 12: After breakfast, the day is dedicated birding in the stunning Afro-Alpine setting of the Sanetti plateau
Stop At: Bale Mountains, 150 km east of Shashamene in the Oromia Region National State, Goba Ethiopia
Day 12: After breakfast, the day is dedicated birding in the stunning Afro-Alpine setting of the Sanetti plateau overnight the same Hotel
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Same hotel
Day 13: Day 13: After breakfast, the day is dedicated birding in Harena forest where at the southern boundary of the park
Stop At: Bale Mountains, 150 km east of Shashamene in the Oromia Region National State, Goba Ethiopia
Day 13: After breakfast, the day is dedicated birding in Harena forest where at the southern boundary of the park and back to the hotel overnight same Hotel
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Same hotel
Day 14: Day 14: After breakfast drive to Lake Ziway
Stop At: Lake Ziway, Ziway Ethiopia
Day 14: After breakfast drive to Lake ziway one of the rift valley lakes overnight Hotel Hile Resort
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Hile resort lake Ziway
Day 15: Drive to Addis Abeba
Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St Addis Ketema, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Day 15: After Breakfast we will drive to Addis Abeba and visit Mercato one of the largest open markets in Africa it is shopping day at night we will have farewell dinner and Departure
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Depart no day use hotel if you ask for day room we will arrange with extera payment

Inclusions

  • 15x Breakfast
  • 12x Dinner
  • 14x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 15 nights
  • Meet & greet at the airport
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • All accommodations on full board Except Addis basis as per the program including nonalcoholic drinks (Tea, coffee, a bottle of wateror soft drinks) BB in Addis
  • Coaster bus with 8 participants including fuel and driver allowance
  • Local guides when needed
  • Scout fee at the national park
  • All government tax
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Entoto Maryam Church
  • Entry/Admission - Debre Libanos Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Menagesha Suba Forest Park
  • Entry/Admission - Adama
  • Entry/Admission - Awash National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Ziway
  • Entry/Admission - Wondo Genet College
  • Entry/Admission - Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Entry/Admission - Fish Market at Awassa Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Bale Mountains
  • Entry/Admission - Addis Mercato

Exclusions

  • The international and local flight
  • Any alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and any personal expenses
  • Video camera and photography fees/ filming permit and fee
  • Porter fees at the airport/ hotel/lodge

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Respect the local community you are visiting, act responsibly towards local people, customs, and the environment.

views onto the other people i.e. do not undermine ones religion/belief, custom, lifestyle; do not insult/criticize.etc.

Support local businesses if you can and able to help their income by using locally owned shops.

Make sure your impact on the environment is minimal; do not drop wastes, especially inorganic products.

allow them to act naturally Use resources wisely

Ethiopians are generally modest dressers, and visitors should be sensitive about going under dressed (shorts, tank tops and barebacked) into places of worship. Shoes must always be removed before entering churches and mosques.

Service animals allowed

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate