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12-Day South and Bale Mountain Tours

12-Day South and Bale Mountain Tours

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Day 1: Drive to Awassa
Depart south from Addis via the rift valleys in to Awassa on the way visit the Maribu storks on Lake Ziway and also visit the Lake Abijata -Shala National Park and then continue driving to Awassa. Overnight Awassa. (Pinna Hotel).

Day 2: Drive to Arba Minch
In the morning after breakfast, visit the fish market at Lake Awassa and then continue driving to Dorze village. Overnight Swayens/Paradise Lodge

Day 3: Drive to Turim
Early in the morning after breakfast drive to Turmi via Konso on the way visit the Konso village and the Konso Tribes, Erbore and the continue driving to Turmi. Overnight Camping or at Lodge

Day 4: Excursion to Omorate
Early in the morning, drive to Omorate to visit the Dasennech tribes and in the afternoon return to Turmi to visit the Hamer colorful market. Overnight stay in Turmi

Day 5: Drive to Jinka
In the morning, drive to Jinka via Dimeka (Tuesday) market stopping at the Dimeka Market where you can visit at the Market the Benna, Ari and Tsemai Tribes. And then proceed driving to Jinka. Overnight Jinka at hotel of your choice.

Day 6: Excursion to Mursi village
Drive to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi tribes. The MURSI tribe is known for their lower Lip plates and earlobes. Overnight Jinka at Hotel of Your choice.

Day 7: Drive back to Araba Minch
In the morning drive to Arba Minch via Konso stopping at Key afer (Thursday) colorful Market, in this key afer market you will visit the Benna tribes, Tsemai tribes and then continue driving to Arba Minch. Overnight in Arba Minch.

Day 8: Excursion in Arba Minch
In the morning after breakfast you will take Boat trip take a boat trip on Lake chamo to visit the crocodile and Hippos and afterwards take a walk to the Nech Sar National Park to visit the wild life. Overnight in Arba Minch.

Day 9: Drive to Wondo Genet
In the morning after breakfast drive to Wondo genet through the Wondo Genet Forest on the same day take a swim on the natural hot spring of Wondo Genet. Overnight Wondo Genet.

Day 10: Drive to Dinsho
In the morning after breakfast straight drive to Dinsho, at the Bale Mountains National Park headquarters. This area of the park boasts a high concentration of wildlife, including mountain nyala, Menelik’s bushbuck (endemic), as well as monkeys, warthogs and abundant species of birds. Overnight in Dinsho at Dinsho Lodge.

Day 11: Drive to Goba and visit Sanetti Plateaus
Early in the morning, depart from Goba to the Sanetti Plateau, where you will hopefully be lucky enough to spot the endemic Ethiopian wolf in its natural habitat. Overnight stay in Goba.

Day 12: Drive to Langano
After a final morning in the Bale Mountains, proceed to Lake Langano. Overnight in Lake Langano at Sabana Beach Resort.

Day 13: Drive back to Addis Ababa and depart home
After a refreshing swim in the lake, depart from Langano to Addis Ababa. On the way, visit the Abiatta-Shala National Park. Lake Shala is a very deep crater lake (over 260 meters deep!) and Lake Abiatta is a soda lake, which attracts thousands of flamingos.

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