Harar & the Bale Mountains

Arba Minch - Addis Ababa

15 days through Ethiopia
FROM: $2280 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 7 nights
Camping 1 night
Multishare Hostel 3 nights
Guesthouse 3 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 14, Lunches x 4, Dinners x 4
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ZAO
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

The Rift Valley and its tribes are at the heart of this journey, and we have plenty of time to explore the lakes and towns. We spend time in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Harar where we go on a guided tour. This historic gem is also infamous for the butchers who feed the wild hyenas at night at the edge of the town. The Bale Mountains are one of Ethiopia's best trekking areas and home to many endemic species of plants and animals; we spend three nights here to really get under the skin of the place and go in search of the elusive Ethiopian Wolf on the Sanetti Plateau.

Explore chaotic and bustling Addis Ababa
Guided tour of the ancient UNESCO city of Harar
Witness the traditional feeding of the hyenas
Follow the scout along the trails of Awash NP
Take a boat trip across Lake Ziway and explore the Coptic monastery
2 days hiking in the beautiful Bale Mountains
Search for a rare sighting of Ethiopian wolves on the Sanetti Plateau
Relax in the Hot Springs at Wendo Genet
Optional trip to 'Crocodile Market' in Arba Minch

The pace of this trip is laid back with plenty of 2-night and even 3-night stays. The roads and lifestyle are challenging as we are away from western facilities, but this allows us to get away from the tourist trail. Most (but not all) hotels and hostels will be fairly basic.

Experience the true local culture at this fish market. If you would like to try the soup make sure you bring your own bowl!

Horse/mule treks or guided hikes through Bale Mountain National Park

Head up to the incredible Sanetti Plateau on a day trip with our overland truck stopping to explore the area on foot and search for Ethiopian Wolves

Head out with a scout to explore the trails of this National Park.

Take a guided tour for half of the day through the winding streets of this ancient city.

Day 1 - Arba Minch (19th November 2021)

Border Information: If you are joining in Arba Minch, you will most likely enter Ethiopia at Arba Minch Airport (IATA code: AMH).

Welcome to Ethiopia! Today is the arrival day for those joining in Arba Minch, and will be a free day to explore the town.

There will be an important meeting with your crew at 6:00pm today. Look out for a note from them at the hotel reception letting you know where to meet.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Arba Minch (20th November 2021)
Day 3 - Wendo Genet (21st November 2021)
Day 4 - Bale Mountains NP (22nd November 2021)
Day 5 - Bale Mountains NP (23rd November 2021)
Day 6 - Bale Mountains NP (24th November 2021)
Day 7 - Lake Ziway (25th November 2021)
Day 8 - Lake Ziway (26th November 2021)
Day 9 - Awash NP (27th November 2021)
Day 10 - Harar (28th November 2021)
Day 11 - Harar (29th November 2021)
Day 12 - Harar (30th November 2021)
Day 13 - Addis Ababa (1st December 2021)
Day 14 - Addis Ababa (2nd December 2021)
Day 15 - Addis Ababa - End Date (3rd December 2021)

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19 Nov 21 Arba Minch
03 Dec 21 Addis Ababa

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03 Jan 22 Addis Ababa
17 Jan 22 Arba Minch

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11 Feb 22 Arba Minch
25 Feb 22 Addis Ababa

$2,295 USD

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16 Feb 22 Arba Minch
02 Mar 22 Addis Ababa

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06 May 22 Addis Ababa
20 May 22 Arba Minch

$2,325 USD

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18 Nov 22 Arba Minch
02 Dec 22 Addis Ababa

$2,355 USD

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02 Jan 23 Addis Ababa
16 Jan 23 Arba Minch

$2,395 USD

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10 Feb 23 Arba Minch
24 Feb 23 Addis Ababa

$2,380 USD

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15 Feb 23 Arba Minch
01 Mar 23 Addis Ababa

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