Harar, Bale Mountain, Awash
Park and Great Rift Valley
HARAR, BALE MOUNTAINS, AWASH PARK AND GREAT RIFT VALLEY ( Tour Code GTT:004 Duration 8 Days )
Day 1: ARRIVAL AT ADDIS ABABA: Arrival at Bole International Airport (Addis Ababa) where you will be met by a Ghion Travel and Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in your hotel in Addis.
Day 2: ADDIS-WONDOGENET: After break fast drive to the direction of Ethiopian rift valley and stop at the town of Debre Zeit to visit lake Bishoftu and plenty of rift valley lake birds. Continue driving and stop at the head quarter of Abyjata shalla national park for viewing more birds species and the breading spot of white pink flamingos. Keep driving and stop at Ziway lake, the lake hosted 5 islands, famous for its fish population and bird species. O/n at Wondo Genet Wabishebele hotel.
Day 3: WONDO GENET-BALE: morning recreate around the hotel-bird viewing, swimming on the Olympic size swimming pool and drive to Bale through Arsi plateau. On the way visit the culture of Arsi tribe. Overnight Dinsho lodge Hotel.
Day 4: BALE MOUNTAINS: In the morning trekking to Senate plateau which has alpine climate and part of Bale Mountain National Park. This place is ideal to see the endemic Ethiopian Wolf, mountain Nyala, Menelik Bush Buck. Over night Dinsho Lodge.
Day 5: BALE-AWASH NATIONAL PARK: After breakfast drive to Awash National park through the farmland of Arsi. Lunch at Assela and proceed to the Awash NP have stop over at Beseka Crater Lake – western end of Awash national park that supposed to have good water birds. Overnight Genet hotel.
Day 6: AWASH- HARAR: Drive towards eastern part of Ethiopia to Harar the 16th century walled Islamic city in Ethiopia. In evening visit the ‘hyena man’ who feeds hyenas by his hand and mouth. Overnight hotel at Harar.
Day 7: HARAR-NAZERTEH: In the morning sight seeing tour of Harar. Then drive towards Addis to Nazareth. Overnight Nazareth Rift Valley Hotel.
Day 8: NAZERETH -ADDIS ABABA: Drive back to Addis Ababa. Evening departure back to home.