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13 days Trekking in Bale and Simien National parks

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13 days Trekking in Bale and Simien National parks

For keen horse rider they are ideal places to see

DAY 1

Arrival

Arrive in Addis Ababa, meet our staff and get transferred to the Hotel.

Addis Ababa, 1night
DAY 2

Drive to Dinsho

Drive from Addis Ababa via the Rift Valley of Ethiopia across the South-eastern Arsi- Bale Massifs to Dinsho (the headquarters of Bale Mountains National Park).

Bale Park, 1night
DAY 3

Trek to Moraro mountain

Trek from Dinsho South-west up the Web and Wollo Valleys to Fincha Abera Water Falls. Then, continue to Moraro Mountain (3750m), camp beside pleasant stream at Moraro

DAY 4

Trek to Mount Batu

Trek up the Wassama Valley across the mineral springs at Worgona to camp beneath the crags of Mount Batu in the Shaya Valley.

DAY 5

Gerba Guracha Lake

Climb up Mount Batu before you walk to the picturesque campsite situated in the Tegona Valley under the sheer cliffs beside the Gerba Guracha Lake (6hours).

DAY 6

Drive to Goba

Trek across Senetti Plateau, visit the Crane Lakes (Alphine Lakes) and en-route spot the endemic Ethiopian Wolf and its lovely food (the Giant Mole rats); meet the vehicle on the Goba – Dolomena road around Konteh (3hrs). Then, by including Mt.Tulu Dimtu (4377m) drive down to Goba.

Goba, 1night
DAY 7

Drive back to Addis Ababa

Drive from Goba back to Addis Ababa. Drop off at the hotel

Addis Ababa, 1night
DAY 8

Fly to Gondar

Fly to Gondar and tour of Gondar which includes the visit of the Royal Enclosure with its magnificent castles dated from the 17th and 18th century (world heritage site), the bath of king Fasiledes, the ruins of Qusquam Palace and also the remarkable church of Debrebrihan Selassie with its breathtaking 17th century wall and ceiling paintings. Read more

Gondar, 1night
DAY 9

Drive to Sankaber

Drive from Gondar via Debark to the Semien Mountains National Park up to Sankaber, acclimatization, and preparation for trekking, and then walk to the surrounding escarpment and viewpoints of Sankaber.

Simien park, 3nights
DAY 10

Trek to Geech

Trek from Sankaber via Jinbar Falls and Geech village to Geech. En-route you have chance to see one of the endemic animals of the park the bleeding heart baboon or Galada baboon.

DAY 11

Trek to Chenek

Trek via Kedadit, Saha gorge, and Imetgogo (3926mts) passing by Inatiye and Kurbet Metaya to Chenek. On this day, you will have the opportunity to see Walia Ibex.

DAY 12

Return to Gondar

From Chenek admiring the unique fauna and flora of the Semien Mountains as well as its stunning scenery, you drive to Gondar. En-route, with a short stop at Wolleka, you visit the former village of the Black Jews (Falasha) People drive to Gondar.

Gondar, 1night
DAY 13

Fly back to Addis

Transfer to the airport and fly back to Addis Ababa. Then, sightseeing tour in Addis Ababa which includes; the Ethnological Museum in the former palace of King Hailesillassie, the National Museum and the superb Holy Trinity Cathedral. Transfer to air port to your departure flight.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Addis Ababa
Day 2
Location Dinsho
Hotel Dinsho Lodge
Day 3
Location Bale Park
Hotel Camping
Day 6
Location Goba
Hotel Goba Wabe Shebelle Hotel
Day 7
Location Addis Ababa
Day 8
Location Gondar
Day 9
Location Simien Park
Hotel Camping
Day 12
Location Gondar
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Addis Ababa
Day 2
Location Dinsho
Hotel Dinsho Lodge
Day 3
Location Bale Park
Hotel Camping
Day 6
Location Goba
Hotel Goba Wabe Shebelle Hotel
Day 7
Location Addis Ababa
Day 8
Location Gondar
Day 9
Location Simien Park
Hotel Camping
Day 12
Location Gondar
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Addis Ababa
Day 2
Location Dinsho
Hotel Dinsho Lodge
Day 3
Location Bale Park
Hotel Camping
Day 6
Location Goba
Hotel Goba Wabishebelle Hotel
Day 7
Location Addis Ababa
Day 8
Location Gondar
Hotel Goha Hotel
Day 9
Location Simien Park
Hotel Camping
Day 12
Location Gondar
Hotel Goha Hotel

TRIP PACKAGE

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

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