General Information

  • Spaces Available: All spaces are available
  • Days and Nights: 2 Days and 1 Nights
  • Tour Code: LLS-EBTT 02/2018
  • Tour Guide:-
  • Minimum Participant: 2 traveler and 1 Ethio Blossoms Tour guide
  • Transportation: Surface Drive and trekking
  • Start Location: Addis Ababa
  • End Location: Addis Ababa
  • Type of Tour: Adventure and Nature

Highlight of the tour!

Day Activity Hotels
Day 1 Drive Addis Ababa -Langano Sabana Lodge
Day 2 Drive Langano – Addis Ababa

 

Introduction

The Great Rift Valley’s passage through Ethiopia is marked by a chain of seven lakes. Each of the seven lakes has its own special life and character and provides ideal habitats for the exuberant variety of flora and fauna that make the region a beautiful and exotic destination for tourists. These lakes are Lake Ziway, Shala, Abyata, Langano, Hawassa, Chmao and Abaya. Most of the lakes are suitable and safe for swimming and other water sports. Lakes Abijata and Shalla are ideal places for bird watchers.

 

Day 01: Drive Addis Ababa -Langano

We pick you from your hotel after breakfast and leave Addis Ababa to the south through the fertile rolling hills. After about an hour drive we arrive at the prehistoric site of Melka Kunture. Half an hour further south the rock-hewn church of Adadi Maryam is found, build in the same style as the famous contemporaries in Lalibela. Somewhere in the area we enjoy a picnic lunch we brought from Addis Ababa. From Adadi Maryam it is about an hour drive to Tiya where mysterious stelae are found, most probably grave markers. After lunch you will visit Abijata and Shalla National Park located on the opposite side of route from Addis Ababa to Shashamane. After passing the tame ostriches at the gate, head first towards Shalla Lake which is the deepest of the Rift Valley Lakes. Along the way visit a number of hot springs, then head towards Abijata Lake, and this time of day the lakes shores will be pink from the thousands of both lesser and greater Flamingo’s which feed in the shallows. African Pochard, Avocet, Gull billed Tern and Pintail, Ruff and a variety of ducks are among other species to be seen.

NB: LAKE LANGANO: Situated 220 kilo meters south of Addis Ababa is the soft brown and copper colored lake set against the blue back drop of the Arsi mountains which soar to 4000 meters. It has also its own bird life and you may see the rare Hemp rich’s Horn Bill.

  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Transportation: High Roof min-bus
  • Accommodation: Sabana Beach Resort or Similar

Consultant Note

  • You will cover approximately 220km
  • Game drive times may vary

Day 02: Drive Lnagano – Ziway – Addis Ababa

After breakfast, you will drive to Ziway. You’ll see birds near the shoreline marshes, before taking a cruise around the nesting grounds of Tulu Simbero, which means Bird Island in the local Oromifa language. You may also see local fishermen at work on traditional reed boats. You’ll then head to Debre Sina (Mount Sinai), and take a short walk to the monastery to discover the island’s history and view ancient relics and parchments. After leaving Debre Sina, you will then visit Wamecha, a community protected forest on the mainland, where you can take a short hike to the top of the mountain, which offers scenic views of the lake and surrounding areas. Villagers used to use this spot to call to the people inhabiting Gelila and Debre Sina Islands. You will stop for Lunch break on the town of Zeway then drive back to Addis Ababa. On the way visit the Crater Lakes of Debrie Ziet/Bishoftu/. Situated at the top of the mountain, the Crater Lake is surrounded by beautiful woods and considered to be holy. Enjoy the birds, plant life and scenery as you make a drive around the Debre Zeit Crater Lake region. You will arrive in Addis Ababa late afternoon and you will do some shopping for souvenirs. Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transportation: High Roof min-bus
  • Accommodation:

Consultant Note

  • You will cover approximately 220km
  • Game drive times may vary.
  • The tour program can be modified differently, rearranged, combined with other itinerary and shorten or extended to suit your interest, time and budget.
  • Up on request Ethioblossoms can arrange various tour programs based on your interest.
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