2 Days Private Guided Tour from Addis Ababa by drive - cultural experience, nature and wildlife tour around Addis Ababa
This two days private guided tour to the Rift Valley of Ethiopia combines cultural experience, exploring wildlife, visiting historical and religious sites, and scenery.
Places of visits tour includes: -
- the rock carved church of Adadi Mariam
- the grave site of Tiya (UNESCO World Heritage and 14th Century AD)
- five Rift Valley lakes of Southern Ethiopia
- the crater Lake Bishoftu
- Fish Market of Lake Awassa
- Abidjatta-Shalla Lakes National Park
- Stop at Lake Langano, and experienceing the cultural way of life at the villages of the Oromo people.
Other things to do include visiting the cultural market of the Oromo people (only on Thursdays and Sundays), boat ride on Lake Ziway, visiting Jamaican Rastafarian Community, and attending an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony.
Animals visitors would see include baboons, warthogs, gazelles, ostriches, hippos, etc and birds like Storks, Ibis, Plovers, Stilts, Fish Eagles, Abyssinian Ground Hornbills, etc
PLEASE, CONTACT ME FOR CUSTOMIZING THIS TOUR.
Day 1 - Addis Ababa - Lake Ziway - Langano - Abiyatta-Shalla National Park - Lake Awassa
Drive 275 km south of Addis Ababa to Lake Awassa visiting the bird life of Lake Koka, Ziway and Langano. You will also visit the Abiyatta-Shalla Lakes National Park to see Ostriches, Grant's Gazelle, warthogs, baboons, and then stop at a viewpoint to enjoy the great scenery of Lake Abiyatta and Shalla. Then, drive to Lake Awassa with a stop at Shashemene to visit the Jamaican Rastafarian Community. At Awassa, walk by the shores to spot various birds and enjoy the sunset over the lake. O/N - Haile Resort
Day 2 - Awassa - Steles of Tiya - Adadi Mariam Rock Cut Church - Addis Ababa
Visit Fish Market at Lake Awassa where locals have breakfast of fresh fish, and spot numerous lowland water birds. Then, drive back to Addis via the town of Butajira visiting the stele site of Tiya (UNESCO World Heritage Site and 12th - 14th Century AD) and the unique still active rock carved churches of Adadi Mariam (13th Century AD).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up from where you are Addis Ababa - the airport, any hotel or any other location. If we are to meet at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, the exact meeting point is after you get out of the terminal (building), to your left you'll see a long walking steps between two big trees. I'll be waiting you there with a sign of your name.
See you there!
End location: Any place in Addis Ababa - Hotel, apartment, airport
Duration: 2 days
We use comfortable Toyota Minivan of 2014 Model equipped with air conditioning and seat belts
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2700 Ethiopian Birr - Approximately 2,700 Ethiopian Birr per person may be needed for meals, accommodation for one night, and for entrance fees.
Accommodation is assumed to be at one of the best hotels in Awassa. Please, contact me for details.
NOTE - Extra fee mentioned is only estimate and there is a possibility of price increment.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Very nice trip. Both Meluken and his driver were very nice, knowledgable and generous people. I enjoyed traveling with them. One caveat though. Make sure you understand the itinerary. I thought we were going to stop at lake Langano and we didn't. On the other hand, I told Meluken that I wanted to buy a small basket to bring home. He and his driver made considerable efforts to help me do this (oddly, it was hard to find). I would travel with Meluken again