Ancient Ethiopia & the Rift Valley

Arba Minch - Gondar

35 days through Ethiopia
FROM: $3835 USD + 1,160 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 19 nights
Camping 1 night
Multishare Hostel 3 nights
Guesthouse 3 nights
Basic Hotel 3 nights
Camping without facilities 5 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 33, Lunches x 9, Dinners x 9
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
AGM
Deposit:
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This incredible overland route between Gondar and Arba Minch will take you from the historical splendours of Ethiopia's north to its remote tribal villages and the Rift Valley in the south. The wonderful country of Ethiopia is an extraordinary land with a unique cultural heritage of opulent monasteries, stunning churches carved out of the mountains, and incredible scenery.

In the North we explore the countries famous historic sites, such as the ancient city of Axum and the historic churches at Lalibela and the islands of the beautiful Lake Tana, before heading off on a wild expedition to explore the Danakil Depression.

We will spend time trekking in the spectacular Simien and Bale Mountains; explore the bustling capital of Addis Ababa, and the historic UNESCO World heritage site of Harar.

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

A vastly rewarding trip for lovers of history and culture. It also has excellent trekking and walking and hugely spectacular scenery. The accommodation is fairly basic throughout Ethiopia and the roads can be bumpy and slow. This is a more adventurous trip.

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 (13th November 2020)

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 (14th November 2020)
Day 3 - Wendo Genet (15th November 2020)
Day 4 - Bale Mountains NP (16th November 2020)
Day 5 - Bale Mountains NP (17th November 2020)
Day 6 - Bale Mountains NP (18th November 2020)
Day 7 - Lake Ziway (19th November 2020)
Day 8 - Lake Ziway (20th November 2020)
Day 9 - Awash NP (21st November 2020)
Day 10 - Harar (22nd November 2020)
Day 11 - Harar (23rd November 2020)
Day 12 - Harar (24th November 2020)
Day 13 - Addis Ababa (25th November 2020)
Day 14 - Addis Ababa (26th November 2020)
Day 15 - Addis Ababa (27th November 2020)
Day 16 - Debre Markos (28th November 2020)
Day 17 - Bahir Dar (29th November 2020)
Day 18 - Bahir Dar (30th November 2020)
Day 19 - Bahir Dar (1st December 2020)
Day 20 - Awra Amba (2nd December 2020)
Day 21 - Lalibela (3rd December 2020)
Day 22 - Lalibela (4th December 2020)
Day 23 - Lalibela (5th December 2020)
Day 24 - Mekele (6th December 2020)
Day 25 - Danakil Depression (7th December 2020)
Day 26 - Mekele (8th December 2020)
Day 27 - Axum (9th December 2020)
Day 28 - Axum (10th December 2020)
Day 29 - Debark (11th December 2020)
Day 30 - Simien Mountains NP (12th December 2020)
Day 31 - Simien Mountains NP (13th December 2020)
Day 32 - Simien Mountains NP (14th December 2020)
Day 33 - Gondar (15th December 2020)
Day 34 - Gondar (16th December 2020)
Day 35 - Gondar (17th December 2020)

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13 Nov 20 Arba Minch
17 Dec 20 Gondar
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15 Dec 20 Gondar
18 Jan 21 Arba Minch
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04 Jan 21 Gondar
07 Feb 21 Arba Minch

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12 Feb 21 Arba Minch
18 Mar 21 Gondar

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17 Feb 21 Arba Minch
23 Mar 21 Gondar

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17 Apr 21 Gondar
21 May 21 Arba Minch

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19 Nov 21 Arba Minch
23 Dec 21 Gondar

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14 Dec 21 Gondar
17 Jan 22 Arba Minch

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11 Feb 22 Arba Minch
17 Mar 22 Gondar

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16 Feb 22 Arba Minch
22 Mar 22 Gondar

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