Arrival at Addis Ababa . Upon arrival, guests pass passport control and receive luggage. Then they must go to the table of the NEXUS hotel in the large arrival hall. Transfer to the hotel by hotel minibus and rest until 10:00. Brief introductory tour in Addis Ababa with a visit to the National Museum.
Accommodation : Nexus Hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. At 10:00 a meeting with the guide and transfer to the airport by hotel minibus. Flight to Arba Mintch Flight ET135, 11:35 - 12:30. Meeting with drivers and excursion to the village of Chencha (dorze people). The device in the hotel and rest. The hotel has a swimming pool and spa (sauna, massage)
The people of Dorze (about 35,000 people) live high in the mountains near the town of Arba Mintch. Dorze is the best weaver in all of Ethiopia, and in almost every home there is a manual loom that only men work on. Dorze houses resemble the head of an elephant in shape. Dorze also grows anset (false banana), from which bread is made. The program includes a visit to the village of Chencha, where tourists have the opportunity to visit a traditional house and they will be shown the method of making bread from a false banana, working on a hand loom, making dishes, etc.
Accommodation : Emerald Lodge
Early in the morning motor boat excursion on Chamo Lake (Nech Sar National Park), then transfer to Karat Konso. Check-in at the hotel and excursion to the village of conso.
Carat Konso (Konso Concentration Center) The program includes an excursion to the village of conso. Conso , the most numerous people in southern Ethiopia (about 300,000 or more). Since ancient times, this nation has been practicing the system of terrace farming and irrigation, organic fertilizers, crop rotation, and grows almost everything that can grow in this region. Particular mention should be made of the moring tree, with amazing medical qualities, as well as the highest-grade coffee. KONSO CULTURAL LANDSCAPE (CULTURAL LANDSCAPE CONSO) is part of UNESCO World Heritage.
Accommodation : Kanta Lodge
Early in the morning transfer to Kay Afar village and excursion to the local market (Benn people, etc.) Transfer to Turmi , hotel accommodation and walking tour to Hamer village.
An important part of the economic and social life of the southern tribes are local markets. These markets gather in several places on different days of the week: Kay Afar on Thursdays, Turmi on Mondays and Thursdays, Al Oqaba on Tuesdays, Dimek on Tuesdays and Saturdays, etc. On the market, you can see the goods that are sold and bought by local residents, take pictures of people from different nations who came to this market from remote villages, and also buy souvenirs of local production.
Accommodation : Buska Lodge
In the morning excursion to the village of Karo people , return to Turmi at lunchtime, then excursion to the village of people Dassenéch. Return to Turmi in the evening.
Dimeca and Turmi large settlements of the people Hamer. Hamer women can be seen from afar: a hairstyle with many small braids, richly smeared with a mixture of clay and ocher, leather skirts decorated with cowry shells, as well as brass bracelets and massive collars for married ladies. Tourists can get to the initiation ceremony, which includes jumping over the bulls or the traditional dances of the Evangelis hamers. . However, keep in mind that these ceremonies cannot be ordered for money. You can also visit the local market in the villages of Dimek and Turmi.
Omorate settlement is not far from the border with Kenya and Sudan, near Lake Turkana. From there, tourists, having crossed the Omo River by boat, get into the village of the people of Dassenyech. This nation leads a semi-nomadic lifestyle, raising cattle and small cattle.
Accommodation : Buska Lodge
Moving to Jinka . Device in the hotel. A walking tour to the village of Aari people .
Excursion to the local ethnographic museum.
Jinka, the administrative center of the people of Aari, with a beautiful ethnographic museum, must be visited, because only from Jinki you can get to the region where the Mursi people live. In Jinka, you can stroll to the local market and buy fresh fruit and the most delicious bananas in the world.
The people of Mursi live west of Mago National Park. Mursi women cut their lower lip and insert a clay disc there. This is done for beauty, because the larger the disc in the lip is the more attractive is the girl, and when she is married, 50 bulls will pay for her! It is these clay discs that attract professional photographers and ordinary tourists from all over the world.
Accommodation : Ezeni Lodge
Early in the morning, getting up and excursion to the village of Mursi people . Return to Jinka, early lunch and transfer to the airport. Fly to Addis Ababa, ET170, 13:20 14:30
ET182, 16:30 5:30 pm then fly to Bahr Dar. Transfer to the hotel by hotel minibus. Relax in the hotel, where there is a spa (sauna, massage)
This city is located on the southern shore of Lake Tana. It is a very hospitable and attractive city, with good hotels, cafes and restaurants. Bahr Dar one of the largest cities of Ethiopia. From here, tourists can visit the ancient monasteries and churches on the islands and the coast of Lake Tana .
Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia, located at an altitude of 1,830 meters above sea level. The Blue Nile also flows from Lake Tana. Fishermen and peasants living on this lake still float on papyrus boats similar to those used in ancient Egypt. Between the 13th and 17th centuries, the Lake Tana area was the political and religious center of the Ethiopian Christian state. Many churches and monasteries on the coast and islands of Lake Tana belong precisely to this period.
The most famous and frequently visited by tourists are the churches and monasteries of Lake Tana (Ura Kidane Meheret, 16th century; Qebran Gabriel, 13th century; Narga Selassie, 18th century) with walls decorated with ancient paintings and frescoes depicting biblical motifs, as well as scenes from Ethiopian saints, made in a unique artistic style.
Accommodation : Jacaranda Hotel
Early in the morning excursion in a motorboat . Also included are a visit to the monastery of Ura Kidane Mihiret, a walking tour in the coffee forest, the Blue Nile delta. Return to Bahr Dar during lunch, then transfer to Gondar.
This city, the third largest in Ethiopia, was the capital of the country in the 17-19 centuries. It was founded by the emperor Fasilides in 1636. Gondar is often called African Camelot. Tourists enjoy visiting the ruins of the royal palaces of the Solomon dynasty and the old churches of Gondar. The complex of royal palaces is pretty well preserved. It includes the palace of King Fasil (1636), and the palaces of his descendants, the kings of Iyasu, Johannes, David, and Bakuffa, and the castle of Queen Mentvab.
There are 44 churches in Gondar, but the most famous of them is Debre Berhan Selassie church, 18th century, with a ceiling painted by the faces of angels.
Accommodation: Goha Hotel
Excursion in Gondar. Included are four sites: the royal palace complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the king’s Basil basin, the Debre Berhan Selassie church, the ruins of Kuskam.
Accommodation : Goha Hotel
Excursion to the national Semien Park . Walk in the park at 2 3 hours, where you can watch the baboons jelada (endemic). The walk is not difficult, available to tourists with an average physical preparation. Return to Gondar in the evening and rest.
Semien Park, also recognized as a part of UNESCO World Heritage, was founded under Emperor Haile Selassie. In this park, you can organize hiking, lasting from 2 hours to 2 weeks.
Several rare endemics inhabit the Semien National Park: for example, the Ethiopian wolf (Ethiopian wolf), the mountain goat Walia (Walia ibex) and the baboon gelada baboon, as well as over 50 species of birds. The highest mountain peak in Ethiopia, Ras Dashen (4620 m) is located in the park Semyen.
Accommodation : Goha Hotel
In the morning, transfer to the airport and flight to Lalibela ET122, 10:00 10:30 am.
This day is entirely devoted to the inspection of 12 churches of Lalibela (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Lalibela was the capital of Ethiopia in the 10-13 centuries. Four eminent kings ruled in this dynasty, the most famous of which was King Lalibela. By his order in the 12th century, 12 churches were carved into the rock. Each church has a unique design. Almost all churches are active. The most famous and most attractive This is the church of St. George, 15 m tall, carved into the rock in the shape of a Greek cross.
Four churches outside Lalibela are also interesting to visit. First Yimrehanna Christos 11th century, 40 km from Lalibela; second Nakute Laab church of the 12th century, 6 km from the city, and the third Asheten Mariam, high in the mountains, accessible only on mules or on foot, and the third one Gennete Mariam church, 13th century, with unusual frescoes.
Lalibela attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists during the celebration of Ethiopian Christmas on January 7th. This place is often called the 8th wonder of the world.
Accommodation : Mezena Lodge,
Excursion to 2 churches outside Lalibela
- Yimrehanna Christos in the morning
- Asheten Mariam after dinner
Accommodation : Mezena Lodge
In the morning, transfer to the airport by hotel minibus and fly to Addis Ababa Flight ET126, 10:10 - 11:10 .
Upon arrival, a short sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa and souvenir shopping. The device in the hotel and rest.
Transfer to airport by hotel minibus and departure from Addis Ababa
Accommodation: Nexus Hotel, (day use)