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8 Days Game Drive in Ethiopian parks

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Merit Ethiopian Tours

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

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8 Days Game Drive in Ethiopian parks

This is eight days wildlife tour to visit the Simien Mountains National Park, the Rift Valley Lakes of Ethiopia and the Bale Mountains National Park. During this tour visitors will enjoy the picturesque Simien Mountains (UNESCO World Heritage Site), visiting most of the endemic mammals of Ethiopia such as the Simien Fox (or the Ethiopian Wolf), the Walia Ibex, the Gelada Baboon, the Menelik Bushbuck, and the Mountain Nyala. This trip is also great for

DAY 1

Fly to Simien Mountains NP

In the morning, fly ET 124 (07:30 - 08:30) north to Gondar, and drive 125 km farther north to the Simien Mountains National Park - the only natural site of the country to be included in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage sites list. In the park, walk around to enjoy great scenery of the Simien Mountains and visiting one of the endemic mammals of Ethiopia - the Gelada Baboon. O/N - Simien Mountains National Park (www.simiens.com) Read more

Simien Park for two nights
DAY 2

Full day in the Simien Mount

With your picnic lunch, take an excursion to Chenek with stops at several viewpoints to enjoy the views of the Simien Mountains from different dimensions. You will walk also in the park to see the other endemic mammals of Ethiopia - the Simien Fox (the Ethiopian Wolf) and the Walia Ibex. O/N - Simien Mountains National Park Read more

In the park for two nights
DAY 3

Drive to Gondar

Drive to Gondar in the morning and have a sightseeing tour of Gondar - the 17th and 18th Century AD Capital of Ethiopia. In the afternoon, have a sightseeing tour of Gondar to visit the six castles in the Imperial Castle Compound of Gondar (16th Century AD and UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Bath of Fasiladas (Founder of Gondar), and the beautiful old Church of Debre Birhan Sillassie which is famous for its hand painted wall and ceiling paintings. O/N - Goha Hotel (www.gohahotel.com) Read more

Gondar for one night
DAY 4

Fly back to Addis Ababa

Fly ET 122 (08:45 - 11:40) back to Addis Ababa, and after lunch have a half-day city tour of Addis Ababa to visit the National Archaeological Museum of Ethiopia (where the fossil remains of Lucy (3.25 mil years old) is housed in), Merkato - the biggest outdoor market in the whole of Africa and drive on the main streets of Addis Ababa to see the city's historical monuments, and major landmarks in Addis such as the buildings of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the HQ of the African Union, and the main square in Addis Ababa - Meskel Square. O/N - Sidama Lodge (www.sidamalodge.net) Read more

Addis Ababa for one night
DAY 5

Drive south to Lake Langano

After breakfast, drive 200 km south in the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley to Lake Langano. After lunch at your hotel, drive 10 km to visit the Abiyatta-Shalla Lakes National Park to see gazelles, warthogs, ostriches and many lowland water birds. Late in the afternoon, enjoy swimming, bird watching, and the sunset over the lake. O/N - Sabana Lodge Read more

Langano for one night
DAY 6

Head to Bale Mountains Park

Visiting the Jamaican Rastafarian Community at the town of Shashemene, drive to the Bale Mountains National Park. At Dinsho (the HQ of the Bale Mountains NP), walk for about an hour to to see warthogs, bohor reedbuck, and the endemic mammals of Ethiopia - the Mountain Nyala, and Menelik Bushbuck. Finally, drive for about an hour to Goba for overnight. O/N - Wabe Shebele Hotel Read more

Goba for two nights
DAY 7

Full day in Bale Mountains N

Take a full day sightseeing and wildlife tour in the park by driving on the highest road in Africa to the Sanette Plateau to see the Simien Fox or the Ethiopian Wolf, reach the second highest mountain in Ethiopia - Mount Tulu Dimtu (4,377 meters above sea level), enjoy the great views of the Bale Mountains and the unique wildlife of the park. O/N - Wabe Shebele Hotel Read more

Goba for two nights
DAY 8

Drive back to Addis Ababa

After early breakfast, drive 400 km back to Addis Ababa via the towns of Assela and Bokoji which are where most of the famous long distance Ethiopian runners originate from. You will also have a stop at one of the crater lakes of Bishoftu. In the evening before departure you will be our guest at one of the best traditional restaurants of Addis Ababa where you will taste varieties of delicious Ethiopian meals and see the dances of the different people of Ethiopia LIVE. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Simien Mountains National Park
Hotel Simien Lodge
Day 3
Location Gondar
Day 4
Location Addis Ababa
Hotel Sidama Lodge
Day 5
Location Lake Langano
Hotel Sabana Lodge
Day 6
Location Goba
Hotel Wabe Shebele Hotel

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Private Toyota Mini Van of 2015 Model equipped with air conditioning and seat belts
  • Fuel (gasoline) and driver's allowance
  • Accommodation on twin/double bed room sharing basis
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • Professional experienced English speaking tour guide
  • Guide domestic flight air fare
  • Scouts in the parks
  • Farewell dinner on the last night
  • And, all related government taxes

Package excludes

  • Any meals and drinks
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Photo or video fees
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • And, any expense which is not mentioned in the "included" list above

REVIEWS

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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