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Trip to Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes

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23
3 Days
Availability : September, October, November, December, January, February, March
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia
Min Age : 16+
Max People : 12

Introduction

Title: Trip to Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes
Transportation: Drive
Duration: 3 Days and 2 Nights
Accommodation: Hotels and Lodges
Group Size: 1-12 PAX

Destination

Ethiopia

Departure

Addis Ababa

Departure Time

September, October, November, December, January, February, March

Dress Code

sport classic

All visitors to Ethiopia require visas. The only exceptions are nationals from Djibouti and Kenya and travellers who arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport to catch a connecting flight.

Therefore, all applicants are urged to apply for their visas online, exclusively at www.evisa.gov.et

Itinerary

1
1

Arrival at the Addis Ababa airportand met our staff, city tour

After breakfast, drive to the National Museum of Ethiopia for visiting the long-age history and the oldest human ancestor, Lucy. Set within Haile  Selassie’s former palace and surrounded by the beautiful gardens and fountains of Addis Ababa University’s main campus is the  enthralling Ethnological Museum. Even if you’re not normally a museum fan, this one is worth a bit of your time – it’s easily one of the finest museums in Africa. Before lunch, drive to Holy Trinity Cathedral Church which has a unique architectural style.
Immediately after a relaxed lunch, drive up to the Entoto Mountains, the best location to observe the panoramic view of the capital. It is also a historical place where Menelik II resided and built his palace. It is notable as the location of a number of celebrated churches, including Saint Raguel and Saint Mary (Maryam  Church). The return drive will be via Piazza with an en-route visit to St. George Church and Menelik II Square towards the largest open-air market, Merkato. This site will enable you to have an experience of
shopping in Ethiopia.

THINGS TO DO
● The National Museum of Ethiopia
● Holy Trinity Cathedral
● Ethnographic Museum of Ethiopia ,

  • Merkato Open Air Market
  • Overnight Stay at Swiss in Nexus Hotel or Similar, Addis Ababa.

 

 

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2

Drive Addis Ababa - Langano

After breakfast, the assigned vehicle and staff pick you from your hotel and leave Addis Ababa to the south through the fertile rolling hills. After lunch, you will visit Abijata and Shalla National Park located on the opposite side of the route from Addis Ababa to
Shashamane. Over 300 species can be seen around Lake Abijata and Shalla lakes National park. such as Yellow Wagtails, Ibis, Cormorant, Pelicans, Ducks, Egrets, Herons, Flamingos,
Storks, Swallows, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Rollers, Wheatear, African Marsh Harrier, etc. After passing the tame ostriches at the gate, head first towards Shalla Lake which is the deepest of the Rift Valley Lakes. Along the way visit a
number of hot springs, then head towards Abijata Lake, and this time of day the shores of the lake will be pink from the thousands of both lesser and greater Flamingo’s which feed
in the shallows. Then, proceed to Lake Langano, Situated 220-kilometers south of Addis Ababa is the soft brown and copper-colored lake set against the blue backdrop of the Arsi
mountains which soar to 4000 meters. It also has its own birdlife, and you may see the rare Hemp rich, HornBill. you will chill out and relax by the lake. Swimming and kayaking on
the lake are some of the possible activities that you can partake in.

THINGS TO DO
● Abijata and Shalla National Park
● Birdlife
● Lake Langano
Overnight stay at Hara Langano lodge or similar, Langano.

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3

Drive Lanagano – Ziway – Addis Ababa

After a free morning at Lake Langano, depart to Addis. On the way, you will stop for Lake Ziway to see birds near the shoreline marshes, before taking a cruise around the nesting grounds of Tulu Simbero, which means Bird Island in the local Oromiffa language. You may also see local fishers at work on traditional reed boats. You will have a lunch break in the town of Zeway then start the drive back to Addis Ababa. On the way visit the Crater Lakes of Debre Zeit/Bishoftu/. Situated at the top of the mountain, Crater Lake is surrounded by
beautiful woods and considered to be holy. Enjoy the birds, plant life, and scenery as you make a drive around the Debre Zeit Crater Lake region. You will arrive in Addis Ababa late afternoon, and you will do some shopping for souvenirs. The tour ends with a drop off at Bole International Airport for a return flight back home.
THINGS TO DO
● Lake Ziway
● Lake Bishoftu

END OF TOUR!

 

Details

Transport

  • INCLUDED:
    ● 2 Nights’ Accommodations in a shared room basis as per itinerary;
  • Extra USD 93. 00 for Single Room Supplement;
    ● All entrance fees;
    ● All ground transportation by an Air-conditioned Toyota Mini/Coaster bus.
    ● Professional English Speaking Guide;
    ● All fuel costs as required by itinerary;
    ● Airport Transfers;
    ● Local Guide and scout fees;
    ● Bottled mineral water in the vehicle (2 lt per day);
    ● Government tax associated with the trip.

 

NOT INCLUDED:
● Any accommodation on the last day;
● All meals from Lunch day 1 to dinner day 3 (optional);
● FOC Leader;
● Gratuities and Personal Natures;
● Alcoholic Expenses;
● And what is NOT included in the Inclusion List.

accomodation

  • ● 2 Nights’ Accommodations in a shared room basis as per itinerary;
  • Extra USD 93. 00 for Single Room Supplement;

meals

Chose option :

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Full Board

activities

  • THINGS TO DO
    ● The National Museum of Ethiopia
    ● Holy Trinity Cathedral
    ● Ethnographic Museum of Ethiopia
  • ● Merkato Open Air Market
  • ● Abijata and Shalla National Park
    ● Birdlife
    ● Lake Langano
  • ● Lake Ziway
    ● Lake Bishoftu

Travel Documents And Visa System

Visas

All visitors to Ethiopia require visas. The only exceptions are nationals from Djibouti and Kenya and travellers who arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport to catch a connecting flight.

Until further notice, the Embassy will only be processing Diplomatic and Service Visas by appointment only.
Effective June 1, 2018, the Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs, in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines, rolled out its e-visa service to all international visitors to Ethiopia.
Therefore, all applicants are urged to apply for their visas online, exclusively at www.evisa.gov.et
For consular services, please contact us at 02078383891 / 02078383898 / 02078383889 / 02078383895  or by email at ca@ethioembassy.org.uk.

Payment

NET RATE PER PERSON IN USD
VEHICLE MINIBUS COASTER BUS
 

GROUP SIZE

1 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12
B&B BASIS 1522 891 629 574 551 514 506
FULL BOARD 1654 1023 761 706 683 646 638

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