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Undiscovered Ethiopia

Private Travel | General interest 14 Days & 11 Nights Lead-in price: £4095 Current prices from: £4095
This unconventional guided private journey offers a fascinating insight into some of the remote tribal cultures of Ethiopia’s southern lands. Leaving the ‘beaten track’ far behind, travel through the Great Rift Valley, passing national parks dotted with lakes and lions, to meet with tribesmen and women adorned with beautiful, handcrafted attire. This is a truly absorbing adventure, ideal for well-travelled explorers seeking an immersive and educational experience.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Boat trip on Lake Ziway to an island legend
  • Authentic coffee plantation visit
  • Game drives in some of Africa’s wildest national parks
  • Interact with numerous remote tribes

Ahungalla

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3086 3188 3188 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2373 2475 2577 2577 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 8 8 9 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 894 1014 1345 25110 34914 2369 2098 1817 27011 36314 30512 1817
Rainy Days 5 5 8 12 12 13 10 10 12 14 14 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 2984 2984 2882 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882 2882

Bentota

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3290 3188 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2475 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 733 914 1426 25810 38815 2359 1807 1616 27011 37715 30912 1757
Rainy Days 5 5 8 12 13 14 10 10 13 15 14 10
Humidity H H H VH H H H H H H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 2984 2882 2781 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882

Beruwela

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3290 3188 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2475 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 733 914 1426 25810 38815 2359 1807 1616 27011 37715 30912 1757
Rainy Days 5 5 8 13 13 14 11 10 13 15 14 10
Humidity H H H VH VH H H H H H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 2984 2882 2781 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882

Colombo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3290 3290 3188 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2475 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 8 8 9 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 552 743 1365 25010 38215 1867 1245 1165 2369 37115 30612 1667
Rainy Days 5 5 8 14 14 15 11 11 14 16 15 10
Humidity H H VH VH VH H H H H H H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 2984 2882 2781 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882

Dambulla

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3188 3391 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3290 3188 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2170 2272 2373 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 7 8 9 8 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1365 803 964 1757 914 171 422 371 863 26410 26510 27911
Rainy Days 6 4 5 11 9 10 8 8 11 14 16 13
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Galle

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3086 3188 3188 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2373 2475 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2272 2272
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 944 1004 1225 2349 30412 2078 2028 1737 24910 34013 29612 1817
Rainy Days 5 5 7 11 12 12 10 10 12 14 14 10
Humidity H H H H H H H H H H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 2984 2882 2882 2882 2882 2882 2882 2882

Habarana

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 3086 3290 3290 3290 3290 3290 3290 3290 3188 2984 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2272 2373 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 7 8 9 8 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1466 813 873 1446 783 90 432 392 934 24510 26711 32213
Rainy Days 6 4 4 8 7 6 6 5 8 13 15 13
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Kandalama

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 3086 3290 3290 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 2984 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2272 2373 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 7 8 9 8 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1094 873 843 1697 974 552 703 713 994 26711 29812 25810
Rainy Days 5 5 6 11 8 8 8 8 9 14 15 13
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Kandy

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2984 3086 3086 2984 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882 2882 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1966 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2068 2068 2068 1966
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 863 823 894 2138 1646 1185 1195 1165 1556 29712 30312 2118
Rainy Days 6 5 8 13 11 13 11 11 12 16 15 12
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Minneriya National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 3086 3290 3391 3290 3290 3290 3290 3290 3188 3086 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2373 2475 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2272 2272
Sunshine hours 7 8 9 8 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1516 833 833 1225 713 70 502 422 984 2319 27011 33713
Rainy Days 6 4 4 8 7 6 6 5 8 13 15 13
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Negombo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3290 3391 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2373 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 8 8 9 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 472 713 1285 24410 29812 1546 1034 873 1877 35114 29412 1536
Rainy Days 4 4 8 13 12 13 10 9 12 15 15 10
Humidity H H VH VH VH VH H H H H H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2781 2882 2984 3086 2984 2882 2781 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882

Nuwara Eliya

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2373 2373 2272 2068 2068 2068 2068 2170 2170 2068
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 1050 1152 1254 1457 1457 1457 1457 1355 1355 1254 1254
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1074 904 863 1787 1616 1757 1586 1446 1626 25810 24410 2118
Rainy Days 8 7 8 13 13 15 16 15 15 17 17 15
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Polonnaruwa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3188 3290 3391 3391 3391 3290 3290 3290 3188 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2475 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 7 8 9 8 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1506 1114 813 1295 803 482 683 743 944 24410 31813 32213
Rainy Days 6 5 6 9 7 7 7 7 8 14 15 14
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Sigiriya

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 3086 3290 3290 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 2984 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2272 2373 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1094 873 843 1697 974 552 703 713 994 26711 29812 25810
Rainy Days 5 5 6 11 8 8 8 8 9 14 15 13
Humidity M H H VH VH H H H H H H M
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Sinharaja

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2882 2984 2984 2882 2781 2781 2781 2781 2781 2781 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1966 2068 2170 2170 2170 2170 2068 2068 1966 1966
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1797 1626 27211 34514 37615 29712 1827 1887 2409 38515 43317 29211
Rainy Days 5 4 6 12 11 13 9 10 13 13 15 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Uda Walawe National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 3188 3188 3086 3086 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2373 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 763 833 1606 2209 1245 371 432 402 723 2349 29412 1677
Rainy Days 6 5 6 12 12 14 12 11 14 15 16 12
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Wadduwa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3290 3188 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2475 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 8 9 9 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 653 843 1416 25610 39315 2189 1566 1436 25810 37715 30912 1727
Rainy Days 5 5 8 13 14 15 11 11 14 16 15 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 2984 2984 2882 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882 2882

Yala National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3086 3188 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 3086 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2475 2373
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1295 904 813 1155 803 472 462 632 813 1837 2419 2289
Rainy Days 6 4 5 9 8 7 6 8 9 12 14 11
Humidity H H H VH VH VH VH VH VH H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 2984 2984 2882 2882 2882 2882 2984 2882

Bulawayo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2781 2781 2679 2475 2170 2170 2475 2882 2984 2882 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1559 1254 846 541 541 846 1152 1457 1559 1661
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 10 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1245 1104 552 341 80 30 10 10 70 371 904 1235
Rainy Days 12 11 7 4 2 1 1 1 1 5 10 13
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Great Zimbabwe

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2679 2577 2373 2170 2170 2475 2781 2984 2882 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1661 1559 1355 948 643 643 846 1152 1559 1661 1763
Sunshine hours 8 7 8 8 9 8 9 9 9 8 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1857 1667 1315 412 151 161 90 90 110 301 853 1667
Rainy Days 13 11 8 4 3 2 2 2 2 5 9 13
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H 7/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Harare

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2679 2577 2373 2272 2170 2475 2781 2984 2882 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1457 1254 846 643 541 745 1050 1355 1559 1661
Sunshine hours 7 6 7 8 9 9 9 10 10 9 8 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 2098 1817 1165 442 80 20 20 20 60 381 1004 1797
Rainy Days 17 15 11 6 2 1 1 1 1 5 11 16
Humidity L L L N N N N N L L L L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Hwange National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 2984 2984 2984 2781 2577 2577 2882 3290 3493 3290 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1763 1661 1457 948 541 541 846 1355 1763 1864 1864
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 11 11 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1436 1165 572 271 40 10 0 0 30 181 643 1235
Rainy Days 14 12 8 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 9 13
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Lake Kariba & Matusadona NP

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3188 2984 2781 2781 2984 3391 3595 3493 3290
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2170 2170 1966 1559 1254 1254 1457 1966 2373 2475 2272
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 9 10 9 10 10 10 10 8 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1958 1576 1225 331 50 0 0 0 0 151 733 1877
Rainy Days 16 14 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 15
Humidity E E E E VH H VH VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Mana Pools NP

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3290 3290 3086 2882 2882 3086 3493 3799 3595 3391
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2068 1864 1457 1152 1152 1355 1864 2272 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 9 9 9 9 10 10 9 8 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1817 1526 883 221 10 0 0 0 0 131 492 1807
Rainy Days 17 14 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 15
Humidity E E E E VH H VH VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Victoria Falls

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3086 3188 3086 2882 2679 2679 2984 3391 3493 3391 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 1966 1864 1661 1152 846 745 1050 1559 1966 2068 2068
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 9 10 9 10 10 10 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1717 1406 763 201 30 0 0 0 10 201 643 1636
Rainy Days 15 13 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 15
Humidity H H H H M N L L H H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Addis Ababa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2373 2373 2373 2272 2068 2068 2068 2170 2170 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 541 745 948 948 948 948 1050 948 948 745 541 439
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 7 7 6 6 7 8 9 10
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 231 472 743 974 934 1275 27411 28111 1767 432 131 110
Rainy Days 4 5 6 10 11 12 11 14 11 7 5 3
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Arba Minch

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3086 3086 2984 2781 2679 2577 2679 2781 2781 2882 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1254 1355 1559 1559 1559 1559 1559 1559 1559 1457 1254 1254
Sunshine hours 9 10 9 8 8 7 6 7 8 8 9 10
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 281 271 813 1516 1476 733 643 683 1185 1325 653 231
Rainy Days 5 5 8 12 11 10 10 11 9 10 8 5
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2781 2882 3086 3188 3086 2984 3086 3086 2882 2781

Axum

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2577 2679 2781 2882 2882 2882 2475 2475 2577 2577 2577 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1254 1355 1457 1457 1355 1355 1254 1152 1050 948
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 9 8 8 6 6 8 9 9 9
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 50 131 231 392 542 1847 1797 542 100 201 30
Rainy Days 2 3 3 5 7 8 9 10 7 4 2 2
Humidity N L L M M L N N N L L N
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Bale Mountains National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1661 1763 1763 1661 1661 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559
Min temp (C)(F) 236 337 337 439 439 439 439 439 337 337 236 134
Sunshine hours 9 9 8 7 7 7 5 6 7 7 8 9
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 442 522 853 1616 1365 894 1646 1777 1295 1124 663 291
Rainy Days 5 6 9 15 15 13 12 13 11 10 9 6
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Gondar

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2882 2984 3086 2882 2577 2373 2373 2577 2679 2679 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 1254 1457 1457 1457 1355 1355 1355 1254 1254 1152 1050
Sunshine hours 10 10 9 9 8 8 6 6 7 8 9 10
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 40 60 181 392 863 1576 32713 30812 1165 462 251 110
Rainy Days 2 2 4 6 10 11 11 13 9 5 2 2
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Harar

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2781 2882 2781 2882 2882 2781 2679 2781 2781 2679 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1254 1457 1559 1661 1559 1559 1457 1152 948 846
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 8 8 7 7 8 8 9 9
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 201 281 592 954 1024 653 1094 1406 1024 512 0 80
Rainy Days 2 2 4 7 8 8 6 9 7 5 4 2
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E13 11/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2781 2882 3086 3188 3086 2984 3086 3086 2882 2781

Lake Langano

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2984 3086 2984 2882 2781 2577 2577 2679 2781 2882 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1152 1254 1457 1559 1559 1559 1559 1559 1457 1355 1152 1050
Sunshine hours 9 10 9 8 8 7 6 7 8 8 9 10
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 191 381 703 853 1044 904 1486 1677 1295 562 211 100
Rainy Days 4 5 7 10 10 10 10 12 9 8 6 4
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2781 2882 3086 3188 3086 2984 3086 3086 2882 2781

Lalibela

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2170 2373 2373 2373 2475 2475 2170 2068 2170 2170 2068 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 541 745 846 948 1050 1050 948 948 846 745 541 541
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 8 7 6 6 7 8 9 9
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 131 281 552 833 843 733 28111 29512 1285 512 281 211
Rainy Days 3 4 5 7 9 11 11 13 10 6 3 3
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Simien Mountains National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1966 2068 2170 2170 2170 2068 1661 1661 1864 1864 1763 1864
Min temp (C)(F) 236 337 541 643 745 643 643 643 541 439 337 236
Sunshine hours 10 9 9 8 8 7 6 5 7 8 9 9
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 80 181 442 713 924 1064 29111 29111 1205 542 321 181
Rainy Days 4 4 6 8 11 11 12 14 10 7 4 3
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Discovery Private Tour in brief

Days 1-2: Fly to Addis Ababa

Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Addis Ababa. Afternoon guided city tour including a visit to the National Museum and one of the former palaces of Emperor Haile Selassie. Overnight at the Golden Tulip Hotel. (N) (L, D)

Day 3: Lake Ziway

Drive through part of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Ziway, known for excellent birdlife that includes pelicans and flamingos. Afternoon boat trip to Tullo Guddo Island, said to have once briefly safeguarded the Ark of the Covenant. Overnight at Haile Resort Ziway. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Langano • Abijata Shalla

Continue south and enjoy time in lake-filled national parkland, passing Shashamene, the ancestral home of the Rastafarians who now inhabit Jamaica. Overnight at the Sabana Beach Resort. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Awasa

Following the end of Ethiopia’s short spell as a communist nation, Awasa became a regional capital and is now home to a melting pot of different peoples. Soak up the culture here with a visit to the fish market. Overnight at Haile Hotel. (B, L, D)

Days 6-7: Arba Minch

Coffee was first discovered in Ethiopia and a nearby plantation is the perfect place to see how the beans are picked, dried and sorted. Then head to Maze National Park and search for wildlife such as lions and Swayne’s hartebeests. The following day head to Chenecha to meet the Dorze people, known for their cotton weaving and tall beehive-style huts. Stay 2 nights at Paradise Lodge, Arba Minch. (B, L, D)

Days 8-10: Turmi

West of the Humu mountains, the small town of Turmi is home to the unique Hamer tribe. Over the next few days you will gain a fascinating insight into their way of life with a range of cultural experiences. You will also head north to visit other remote tribes who rarely meet foreign travellers. Stay 3 nights at Buska Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Konso

Returning east to the Rift Valley, stay amongst the hilltop villages of the Konso tribe, an area rich in birdlife and distinct tribal architecture. Overnight at Kanta Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 12: Arba Minch

Return to Arba Minch via Nachisar National Park, which is home to zebras, baboons, monkeys and other wildlife. Overnight at Haile Resort. (B, L, D)

Days 13-14: Fly to London via Addis Ababa

Fly to Addis Ababa, where you will have access to a day room and have dinner before transferring to the airport for your early morning flight home. (B, L, D) (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Itinerary

This itinerary takes you deep into areas not often visited by tourists. Therefore, the infrastructure will not always meet with the standards found elsewhere and local customs may differ hugely from those considered conventional in the UK.

Discovery tour:

This type of tour is best suited to the hardier traveller as it will typically include some quite basic accommodation, long and rough road journeys and, in some cases, strenuous activities, such as trekking.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Discovery private tour accommodation

  • Sabana Beach Resort
    Sabana Beach Resort

    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 Park.

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  • Paradise Lodge
    Paradise Lodge

    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 treatments.

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  • Kanta Lodge
    Kanta Lodge

    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 enjoyed. Features: 5 rooms & suites, restaurant, terrace Room amenities: en-suite, outdoor seating area

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  • Haile Resort Ziway
    Haile Resort Ziway

    The Haile Resort Ziway is beautifully located among indigenous trees not far from the banks of lake Ziway, from which the resort takes its name. The guestrooms are simple but comfortable and well-appointed, and the hotel grounds and facilities are abundant - ideal for those looking for a place to relax and wind down after a day of travel and adventure.Features: 52 guest rooms (8 varieties), fitness facilities, bar/lounge, restaurant, outdoor pool, cafe, free parking, spa, garden, games room.<br>Room amenities: Private bathroom, Wi-Fi, TV, tea &amp; coffee facilities, air conditioning, hairdryer.

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  • Haile Resort - Arba Minch
    Haile Resort - Arba Minch

    Overlooking the lakes of Abaya and Chamo, Haile Resort offers 106 comfortable rooms decorated to a modern international standard. The property features a number of facilities including a choice of restaurants, a gym, swimming pool and bar/lounge. Hotel staff are also able to arrange a number of local sightseeing activities on request or clients can enjoy the picturesque views of the surrounding landscape from numerous vantage points around the hotel.Features: 106 rooms &amp; suites, restaurant, bar/lounge, gym, swimming pool. <br>Room amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning, television

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  • Haile Resort
    Haile Resort

    Located on the Lake Awasa shoreline, Haile Resort, set in three hectares of grounds, offers en suite facilities with air conditioning, wireless internet and flat screen televisions. The resort also has an outdoor swimming pool, gym and spa.

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  • Golden Tulip
    Golden Tulip

    The Golden Tulip Addis Ababa is conveniently located just 1km away from the international airport and within easy reach of Addis' main attractions. All of the property's 90 rooms are spacious and offer a modern design. The hotel's restaurant serves a variety of international dishes and there is also a coffee shop and a bar for evening drinks.Features: 90 rooms, Wi-Fi, fitness centre, restaurant, bar, lounge. <br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, refrigerator, minibar, television, tea &amp; coffee facilities.

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  • Buska Lodge
    Buska Lodge

    This well designed lodge is ideally situated overlooking the plains of Buska. Although several hours of tough road driving are required to access Buska Lodge it is a modest eco-lodge offering guests the best accommodation and meal service in this region. Constructed to blend beautifully into the natural surroundings, it offers spacious rooms and a nice open restaurant, serving western food and South African wines. From the lodge relaxed visits to the main Omo valley tribes, for guests can experience their culture and traditions, are available.

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Dates & prices

UET2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £4095 per person

High season from £4375 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 3-star accommodation
    • English speaking driver-guide throughout
    • Modern air-conditioned vehicles
    • International & internal flights
    • Daily cultural and/or wildlife excursions
    • 11 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners

Destinations on this tour

  • Addis Ababa

    Addis Ababa, the capital of modern Ethiopia and gateway for most tourists, is...

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  • Lake Langano

    Lake Langano Lake Langano, with a surface of 305 sq km and a depth of 45m, is more...

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  • Awasa

    The lakeside city of Awasa is situated at an altitude of 1,685m in the Rift...

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  • Arba Minch

    Arba Minch Arba Minch is situated by Lake Chamo and Abaya, the most southerly of...

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  • Turmi

    Turmi, part of the Omo valley, is a small market town situated in south-west...

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  • Arba Minch

    Arba Minch Arba Minch is situated by Lake Chamo and Abaya, the most southerly of...

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