Trekking Tour Highlight (14 Days)

Code: TSAT 002
14 DAYS - 13 NIGHTS
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Trekking in the splendor of Ethiopian Highlands!!

Our trekking itineraries lead you through landscapes covered by deep gorges, jagged plugs, and striking rock towers and also you will have the chance to climb some of Africa’s highest peaks…

The Ethiopian highlands, blessed with a temperate climate and grand mountain scenery, offer superb trekking opportunities. Trekking in the remote isolated splendor of the Semien Mountains, the Bale Mountains, and the unique Surma is a breathtaking experience. Ethiopia is little known and little visited yet it is an amazing place to see. Ethiopia has a unique culture, complex history and some superb scenery – a wonderful experience for the truly adventurous traveler.

From the fertile highlands in the south through to the Seimen of the north, the landscape is extremely mountainous. Arguably, one of the most beautiful ranges in Africa is found here.

TOUR PROGRAM Trekking Tour Highlight (14 Days)
TOUR DURATION 14 DAYS & 13 NIGHTS
INCLUDED
  ALL THE WAY SURFACE Accommodations
 Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity

 

 

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Day 1: ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA

Welcome to Ethiopia! Stone Age Tours and Travel representatives will receive you on arrival at the Addis Ababa BOLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT and transfer to your hotel.

OVERNIGHT JUPITER INTERNATIONAL HOTEL

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Day 2: FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF ADDIS ABABA

Addis Ababa Sightseeing, we spend the day exploring Addis Ababa beginning with a visit to the National Museum, one of the most important sub- Saharan museums in all of Africa. The museum is home to the fossilized humanoid Lucy, as well as an amazing collection of artifacts, royal items and art. We then visit the Ethnological Museum, which was the former palace of Haile Selassie.and Merkato – the business center of Addis Ababa. After lunch, we take time in St. George Cathedral, built in 1896 by Emperor Menelik and then continue on to Holy Trinity Cathedral. Holy Trinity Cathedral is the largest Orthodox Church in Ethiopia and has survived through many historical periods, as its interesting architecture can attest to. The Cathedral contains the thrones and the tombs of the emperor and some of the royal family.

OVERNIGHT JUPITER INTERNATIONAL HOTEL

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Day 3: ADDIS ABABA – SODORE

Drive to Sodore Spa, Swimming + Hot Spring + Mammals.

OVERNIGHT SODORE WABI SHEBELE HOTEL

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Day 4: SODORE – DINSHO

Morning drive to Dinsho, Bale Mountains National Park Headquarter. OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT DINSHO

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Day 5: FULL DAY TREKKING AROUND DINSHO

Trek around Dinsho and Geysay Valley, with a chance to see three of the endemic mammals like Menelik’s Bushbuck, Mountain Nyala and Ethiopian wolf.

OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT DINSHO

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Day 6: TREK TO WEBE RIVER VALLEY

Trek Dinsho – Webe River Valley, Endemic Mammals + Birds + Water Falls.

OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT DINSHO

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Day 7: TREK DINSHO – MARARO

We trek 5 – 6 hrs through the lush highland vegetation to our first campsite, Mararo.

OVERNIGHTS CAMPING

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Day 8: MARARO – WASEMA

After breakfast we resume treking that will last for about 7 – 8 hrs. The trek offers the chance to see Ethiopia’s endemic Abyssinian Wolf. Around Worgona mineral spring, Giant Mole rat can easily be seen.

OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT WASEMA VALLEY 2

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Day 9: WASEMSA – GEBRE GURACHA

Today you trek through the highlands ascending Senate Plateau and crossing Batu Mountain, 4200 meters.

OVERNIGHT CAMPING

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Day 10: GEBRE GURACHA – LITTLE BATU

Today you trek towards little Batu Mountain, this trek is the day you face back to the head quarter of Bale Mountains.

OVERNIGHT CAMPING

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Day 11: LITTLE BATU – DINSHO LODGE

After breakfast trek back to Dinsho Loge, end of the trekking, this journey will take for about 5 – 6 hrs.

OVERNIGHT CAMPING

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Day 12: DRIVE TO AWASSA

In this morning, meet the vehicle, then drive to the lake side city of Awassa, which is located on the shore of Lake Awassa the smallest and the shallowest Lake of Ethiopia rift valley lakes. After check in to the hotel, you will make a boat cruise to see hippos and different species of aquatic and forest birds including Storks, Pelicans, Darters, Cormorants, Egrets, King Fishers, and the beautiful the Sunbirds.

OVERNIGHT AWASSA PINNA HOTEL

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Day 13: AWASSA – WENDO GENET

Early in the morning, you will drive to the Awassa fish market; here you will visit the traditional fish market along birds like Marabou Stores, Greater White Pelicans, Darters and more. Then we directly drive to Wendo Genet known for its thermal springs and naturally heated pools in a lush rain forested mountain settings. Here visitors will walk through the Juniper plantations in searching of the hot springs most of them have curative property and local boil like egg, potatoes, corn and more as well as forest endemic birds.

OVERNIGHT WENDO GENET WABI SHEBELE HOTEL

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Day 14: WENDO GENET – ADDIS ABABA

 

Morning drive back to Addis Ababa on the way you will visit the rift valley lakes of Ziway and Koka admire the area, then continue driving have stop at the town of Debre Ziet for lunch and to see the crater lake, then in the late afternoon you will have time for shopping.

  • In the evening Stone Age Tours and Travel will invite you a farewell dinner party in one of the Traditional Ethiopian Restaurants with the traditional music and dances from the different ethnic groups, then you will be transferred to Bole International Airport to fly back home.

Though your tour ends today we hope you will cherish forever your experience and memories of Ethiopia memories of Ethiopia.

“………..the journey is my home”

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