Journey from Addis Ababa to the Omo valley,
stopping en route to absorb the fascinating
cultures, towns and lakes of the south.
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Fly from London to Addis Ababa on Ethiopian
Arrive in Addis Ababa. Afternoon city tour. Stay
overnight at the Radisson Blu Hotel. (L, D)
Drive to Lake Langano via the Unesco world
heritage site of Tiva. Stay overnight at Sabana
Beach Resort. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L, D)
Drive to Arba Minch. Stay 2 nights at Paradise
Lodge. (B, L, D)
Morning boat ride on Lake Chamo. Afternoon
visit to Chencha. (B, L, D)
Drive to Karat. 2 nights at Kanta Lodge.
Afternoon visit to a Konso village. (B, L, D)
Full-day excursion to Key Afar in the Omo valley
for the Thursday market. See the Konso, Bena
and Tsemay tribes going about their daily lives.
Return to Karat-Konso. (B, L, D)
Drive via Yabello to Yirgalem. Picnic lunch en
route. Stay 3 nights at Aregash Lodge. (B, L, D)
Morning walk in the local area, including
interaction with the local people. Afternoon drive
around Yirgalem to see the coffee plantations
and fruit area. Return to Aregash Lodge for a
coffee ceremony and hyena viewing. (B, L, D)
Day at leisure. Optional excursion to the fish
market in Awasa, including a 2-hour boat trip to
spot birds and hippos. Return to Aregash Lodge
for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L, D)
Drive to Addis Ababa. Transfer to the Radisson
Hotel where a day room is available. A car is at
your disposal. Dinner at a cultural restaurant and
transfer to the airport. (B, L, D)
Morning arrival. (N)
Aregash Lodge consists of 10 tukuls built in the style of a local Sidama village. The decor inside is of a traditional Sidama style, with vibrant colours and furnishings. All tukuls have an en suite lavatory. The hotel restaurant provides a mixture of Ethiopian and European...
Kanta Lodge is built in a traditional style with accommodation in well-built thatched huts called 'tukuls'. The rooms are clean with high quality fixtures and furniture. The beds have blankets for chilly nights and the rooms are decorated with local weaving. The bungalows are surrounded with flowers and there is a pretty terrace outside the restaurant with tables where meals or sundowners can be...
Paradise Lodge is located approximately 505 km from Addis Ababa in Arba Minch. It is built on the hilly side of Setcha, near the forest of the famous 40 springs, in an area of wonderful natural beauty. From the front of the lodge, guests can look at God's bridge, the lakes of Chamo and Abaya and a deep jungle, filled with rich fauna. Constructed by more than 30 ethnic tribes, the lodge is full of beautiful hand crafted arts and artefacts throughout. The guest rooms are well equipped with amenities such as satellite television and telephone. The restaurant serves a variety of national and international dishes and the bar serves a variety of drinks. There is also a spa offering daily massage...
Radisson Blu Hotel is located in the upmarket Kazanchis business district, just minutes away from major attractions such as the Holy Trinity Cathedral and St George's Cathedral. The 204 ultra-modern, chic rooms and 16 suites have air conditioning, a flat-screen television, complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, a minibar and separate shower and bathtub. The Veres en Vers brasserie serves gourmet French cuisine and the Signature Bar & Terrace is a relaxing place for snacks and cocktails. The Rainforest Day Spa features a fully equipped gym plus a steam bath, relaxation area and four treatment...
Sabana Beach Resort is 200 km south of Addis Ababa on the shores of Lake Langano. The bungalows are situated on a cliff top each with an expansive view of Lake Langano and the Arsi Mountains from a private balcony. The bungalows are built with local materials and their ventilated thatched roof design ensures an ideal room temperature at all times. There is a restaurant which serves both national and international cuisine, as well as a lounge bar. The resort has a beach and day trips can be taken to Lake Shalla and Abjiata National...
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GRV2016: 9 Nights
Arba Minch is situated by Lake Chamo and Abaya, the most southerly of...
Lake Langano, with a surface of 305 sq km and a depth of 45m, is more...