Harar & the Bale Mountains

Arba Minch - Addis Ababa

15 days through Ethiopia
FROM: $1690 USD + 470 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 7 nights
Camping 1 night
Multishare Hostel 3 nights
Guesthouse 3 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 14, Lunches x 4, Dinners x 4
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ZAO
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

The Rift Valley and its tribes are at the heart of this journey, and we have plenty of time to explore the lakes and towns. We spend time in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Harar where we go on a guided tour. This historic gem is also infamous for the butchers who feed the wild hyenas at night at the edge of the town. The Bale Mountains are one of Ethiopia's best trekking areas and home to many endemic species of plants and animals; we spend three nights here to really get under the skin of the place and go in search of the elusive Ethiopian Wolf on the Sanetti Plateau.

Explore chaotic and bustling Addis Ababa
Guided tour of the ancient UNESCO city of Harar
Witness the traditional feeding of the hyenas
Follow the scout along the trails of Awash NP
Take a boat trip across Lake Ziway and explore the Coptic monastery
2 days hiking in the beautiful Bale Mountains
Search for a rare sighting of Ethiopian wolves on the Sanetti Plateau
Relax in the Hot Springs at Wendo Genet
Optional trip to 'Crocodile Market' in Arba Minch

The pace of this trip is laid back with plenty of 2-night and even 3-night stays. The roads and lifestyle are challenging as we are away from western facilities, but this allows us to get away from the tourist trail. Most (but not all) hotels and hostels will be fairly basic.

Experience the true local culture at this fish market. If you would like to try the soup make sure you bring your own bowl!

Horse/mule treks or guided hikes through Bale Mountain National Park

Head up to the incredible Sanetti Plateau on a day trip with our overland truck stopping to explore the area on foot and search for Ethiopian Wolves

Head out with a scout to explore the trails of this National Park.

Take a guided tour for half of the day through the winding streets of this ancient city.

Day 1 - Arba Minch (13th November 2020)

Border Information: If you are joining in Arba Minch, you will most likely enter Ethiopia at Arba Minch Airport (IATA code: AMH).

Welcome to Ethiopia! Today is the arrival day for those joining in Arba Minch, and will be a free day to explore the town.

There will be an important meeting with your crew at 6:00pm today. Look out for a note from them at the hotel reception letting you know where to meet.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Arba Minch (14th November 2020)
Day 3 - Wendo Genet (15th November 2020)
Day 4 - Bale Mountains NP (16th November 2020)
Day 5 - Bale Mountains NP (17th November 2020)
Day 6 - Bale Mountains NP (18th November 2020)
Day 7 - Lake Ziway (19th November 2020)
Day 8 - Lake Ziway (20th November 2020)
Day 9 - Awash NP (21st November 2020)
Day 10 - Harar (22nd November 2020)
Day 11 - Harar (23rd November 2020)
Day 12 - Harar (24th November 2020)
Day 13 - Addis Ababa (25th November 2020)
Day 14 - Addis Ababa (26th November 2020)
Day 15 - Addis Ababa - End Date (27th November 2020)

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13 Nov 20 Arba Minch
27 Nov 20 Addis Ababa
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04 Jan 21 Addis Ababa
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07 Feb 21 Arba Minch

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26 Feb 21 Addis Ababa

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17 Feb 21 Arba Minch
03 Mar 21 Addis Ababa

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07 May 21 Addis Ababa
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19 Nov 21 Arba Minch
03 Dec 21 Addis Ababa

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17 Jan 22 Arba Minch

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