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Arbaminch, konso, Yabello tour

 
TST 2017
 
 
On the next day, you drive to Arbaminch, on the way you will have the chance to vist the stele of Tiya. Then, early in the morining you will have boat trip on Lake Chamo where you have the opportunity to see the great Nile crocodiles and Hippos. In the afternoon, you visit the Dorze village with their unique handcraft and house structure. Next, you drive to Yabello by visiting the Konso people and their Terraced village. Then, you have an excursion to Elsod Crater Lake and Dublock, Borena singing well where extraction of salt is conducted by the local people passionately. On the next day, you drive to the growing city of Hawassa. En route you visit the stele field of Tutufella. Finally, after visiting the Hawassa fish market, you drive back to Addis across the Rift Valley and Abjata-Shalla National Park. In the evening, you have a farewell dinner at one of the traditional restaurant of Addis Ababa where you enjoy Ethiopian folkloric dances and traditional meals. Remark For those who have more days it is possible to include going through tribal route and continuing to Yabello.
 

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Duration
6 days
7 nights
 
Tour style
Historical, Education
 
Physical rating
Able to walk stairs
 
Age requirements
none
 
Service level
standard and Luxurious
 
Group size
no limit
 
My own room option
 
Recommended period
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Autumn
 
Itinerary
  • Days
    1
    Locations covered
    Addis Ababa
    Description
    Arrive in Addis Ababa, meet our staff and get transferred to the hotel.
    Accommodation
    Jupiter Hotel (4)
    Meal plans
    Dinner
  • Days
    2
    Locations covered
    Addis Ababa-Arbaminch
    Description
    Drive from Addis Ababa to Arbaminch. En-route you visit Tiya (World Heritage Site registered by UNSCO). This site is famous for its ancient monolithic stele which is engraved with some fascinating symbols.
    Accommodation
    Swaynes Hotel (Not applicable)
    Meal plans
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days
    3
    Locations covered
    Arbaminch
    Description
    In the morning, you will have boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit some herds of hippo, aquatic birdlife, and huge sunbathing crocodiles on its shore. Through the boat trip, you will also visit Nech SAR National Park. In the afternoon, excursion drives to the highland people of the Dorze to visit their excellent beehive shaped bamboo houses, fertile grounds of false banana and colorful waving products.
    Accommodation
    Swaynes Hotel (Not applicable)
    Meal plans
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days
    4
    Locations covered
    Konso
    Description
    Drive to Konso. The Konso people are famous for their traditional terracing system and Waka Totem (Grave wooden totem). Today, you will be able to visit the compound and house of the Chief of Kertita Clan and his chiefly artifacts. En-route, you see the beautiful terraced agricultural fields of the Konso. Then, proceed to Yabello; the area after the Konso land is inhabited by the Borena Oromo.
    Meal plans
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days
    5
    Locations covered
    Konso
    Description
    From Yabello, visit Elsod crater where down the crater Borena men extract salt for their cattle and also visit the Borena singing wells at Dublock.
  • Days
    6
    Locations covered
    Konso-Awassa
    Description
    Drive across the beautiful coffee land of the Sidama people to Awassa. On the way there at around Wenago, you visit the Tutu Fella Stones Site.
  • Locations covered
    Awassa-Addis Ababa
    Description
    In the morning, visit Awassa fish market and its birdlife on the shore of Lake Awassa. Then, continue across the rift valley by visiting Abijata-Shala National Park back to Addis Ababa. In the evening, you are invited farewell dinner in one of the best traditional restaurants of the capital for traditional Ethiopian dish. Transfer to the airport and depart
 

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