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10 Days Nature and SPA Tour


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Muluken Girma Tamirat

Merit Ethiopian Tours

We specialize in our customised small group/individual food, cultural, and personal interest tours.

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10 Days Nature and SPA Tour

This is ten days tour of nature themed and Spa tour to see interesting natural sites, wildlife in parks, explore the Rift Valley Lakes of Southern Ethiopia, and to be treated with the natural hot springs which are believed widely to have great medicinal power.

Full Day in Addis Ababa

Enjoy have day sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa to visit the National Archaeological Museum of Addis Ababa (where the fossil remains of Lucy (3.25 mil years old) is housed in), Merkato - the biggest open air market in Africa, and driving on the main streets of Addis Ababa to see the city's historical monuments and major landmarks such as the HQ of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the HQ of the African Union, and the main square in city known as "Meskel Square". After lunch at one of the best traditional restaurants of Addis Ababa where you will taste delicious Ethiopian meals, you will have relaxing time at Filwoha Hot Springs, the presence of which attracted the Founder of Addis Ababa to move his capital down from Entoto Hills. O/N - Sidama Lodge Read more

Addis Ababa for one night

Drive West to Ambo

In the morning, have a gym and swimming at the pool of Sheraton Hotel (the most luxurious in Addis Ababa) which is sourced from the Filwoha Natural Hot Springs. Then, drive 30 km to Menagesha National Forest, with an altitude ranging from 2,300 to 3,000 meters above sea level), where you will have about an hour walk to see Colobus Monkeys, Anubis Baboons, Common Duiker, and one of the endemic mammals of Ethiopia - the Menelik Bushbuck. The endemic birds in the forest include black-winged lovebird, banded barbet, Abyssinian Woodpecker, and Abyssinian catbird. Then, drive 120 km west to Ambo town and enjoy bathing in therapeutic natural hot springs. O/N - Abebech Metaferia Hotel Read more

Ambo town for one night

Head to Welisso Via Wenchi L

In the morning, drive 30 km to Wenchi. At Wenchi, enjoy visiting the massive extinct volcanic mountain, with an elevation of 3,385 meters above sea level, and the crater lake of Wenchi. Walk for about an hour from the rim down to the lake where you will take a 10 minutes boat ride to visit the island monastery of Wenchi Chirkos which was originally founded in the 15th Century AD. Take a horse back ride from the lake up to the rim. Then, drive 35 km more to Welisso. Welisso is also referred to as "Ghion" in reference to the hot springs which is regarded as holy by Ethiopian Orthodox Christians. After lunch, enjoy walking in one of the natural forests left in Africa and bathing in the natural hot springs. O/N - Negash Lodge Read more

Welisso for one night

Drive south to Lake Ziway

With an early start, take the road back to Addis and turn right after 100 km drive. The first place of visit today would be the rock carved church of Adadi Mariam which is cut out of a single piece of rock in the 13th Century AD and it is still operational. Then, with about half an hour stop at a local family house to enjoy attending a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony, drive 35 km more to Tiya to visit the Steles of Tiya. It is a grave site where 42 huge stones where beautifully carved and erected in the 14th Century AD. It is one of the sites of Ethiopia registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage. Finally, drive to the Rift Valley Lake of Ziway with a lunch stop at the town of Butajira. O/N - Haile Resort Read more

Ziway for one night

Drive from Ziway to Wondo Ge

After breakfast, take an hour boat ride in the Lake Ziway to see various low land water birds and families of hippos. Then, have a game drive in the Abiyatta Shalla Lakes National park to see gazelles, warthogs, ostriches, and some low land birds. After lunch at one of the resort hotels at the shores of the other Rift Valley Lake - Langano, drive farther south to Wondo Genet with a stop along the way at Shashemene to visit the 'Jamaica' Rastafarian Community. At Wondo Genet, walk in the indigenous forest which support a large variety of forest birds including mountain buzzard, spotted creeper, Abyssinian Woodpecker, yellow-fronted parrot, etc and finally take time to bath and swim in the natural hot springs which is said to have curative properties. O/N - Wabe Shebele Hotel Read more

Wondo Genet for one night

Proceed to Langano

Spend the morning relaxing and bating in the natural hot springs, and then drive 75 km north in the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley to Lake Langano. This lake is the only lake among the chain of lakes in the Ethiopian Rift which is suitable for safe swimming because of the absence of Bilharzias. Spend the rest of the day in swimming, bird watching, horse back riding, water sports and the sunset. O/N - Sabana Lodge Read more

Langano for one night

Langano to Awash

After breakfast, set out to drive 275 km north and then east to the Awash National Park. Stop for lunch at Nazareth, the regional capital of the Oromo people, and drive east to the Awash National Park. Near the park, stop to see the saline lake of Beseka which is strangely increasing in its water volume. Late in the afternoon, enjoy visiting the Awash River Water Falls. O/N - Awash Falls Lodge Read more

Awash for one night

Drive from Awash to Sodere

With an early start, have a game drive in the Awash NP to see crocodiles, Biesa Oryx, Baboons, Sommering Gazelles, Bat Eared Fox, and if luck, wild dogs. The Awash NP is also very famous for its bird resources. Then, drive 150 km to the famous resort center around Addis Ababa - Sodere. Relax the rest of the day in bathing and swimming in the natural hot springs, and walk along the Awash River to see crocodiles and hippos. O/N - Wabe Shebele Hotel Read more

Sodere for two nights

Full day at Sodere

Full day around Sodere relaxing. If interested, visit a local family house of the Oromo people to learn how to make Enjera which is the national bread of the country. Enjera is prepared from tiny grain called Teff which is rich in carbohydrates, calcium, iron, and is gluten-free. O/N - Wabe Sheble Hotel ull day around Sodere relaxing. If interested, visit a local family house of the Oromo people to learn how to make Enjera which is the national bread of the country. Enjera is prepared from tiny grain called Teff which is rich in carbohydrates, calcium, iron, and is gluten-free. O/N - Wabe Sheble Hotel Read more

Sodere for two nights

Drive back to Addis Ababa

Spend the morning at Sodere. After lunch, drive 125 km back to Addis Ababa on the new Express Way. In Addis Ababa, visit any place of interest you would like to, and take time for shopping in the famous Winsotn Churchil Road. At the end of the day, you will be my guest at one of the best traditonal Ethiopian restaurants of the city where you will taste varieties of delicious Ethiopian meals and enjoy LIVE dance shows of the different people of the country. End of tour Read more


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Addis Ababa
Hotel Sidama Lodge
Day 2
Location Ambo
Hotel Abebech Metaferia Hotel
Day 3
Location Welisso
Hotel Negash Lodge
Day 4
Location Ziway
Hotel Haile Resort
Day 8
Location Sodere
Hotel Wabe Shebele Hotel
Day 6
Location Langano
Hotel Sabana Lodge
Day 7
Location Awash National Park


Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers


2 Reviews

Brian Watson, United States

I just finished a great 7-day trip with Muluken Girma through northern Ethiopia, in mid October 2017. Muluken provided great opportunities to talk with and interact with locals throughout the trip, stopping on the roadside to visit with families, farmers or walking through busy local markets, etc

Diana, United States

Thanks for the service well done...very professional. Our guide Gashaw was very informative and accomodated us in every way and was on time. I'd recommend them for anyone who wants to have a tour of Addis. We will use you again!

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Merit Ethiopian Tours
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