- Written by Keb
Day 1: Drive to Langano
You will have an early breakfast drive to Lake Langano. Today en route you will make a stop on Awash River and Lake Ziway to visit aquatic birds. Lake Ziway, the shallowest lake in the rift valley chain of lakes which depth 7m. Its extensive aquatic vegetation attracts a variety of water birds. Commonly seen and easily identified are; Saddle-billed stork, greater jacana, African fish eagle, darter, herons, darters and Wood hoope. Continue your drive to Lake Langano (200Km from Addis Ababa, one of the Rift Valley Lakes and the only lake that you can swim in). Upon arrival, you will check into a resort by the lake side. In the evening you will have dinner at the lodge and stay the night there. Overnight stay in Sabana Beach Resort.
Day 2: Drive to Awassa
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Awassa (75 Km from Langano). You will be arriving in Awassa in afternoon and check into a hotel. Later, you can walk along the lake shore for nice evening sunset and aquatic birds such as; Saddle-billed stork, greater jacana, African fish eagle, darter, herons, darters and Wood hoope. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel. Overnight stay in Lewi Resort and Spa, or Haile Resort Awassa.
Day 3: Drive to Yiregalem to Visit Aregash Lodge and Sidama Village
In the morning after breakfast, you will visit the scenic morning Fish market in Awassa. Lunch at Awassa. Then you will drive to Yirgalem (75 Km from Awassa). After lunch, you will proceed to Yirgalem and check into a lodge upon arrival. You will have dinner and spend the night at the lodge. Overnight stay in Aregash Lodge.
Day 4: Drive to Sodore
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Sodore (255 Km from Awassa).You will be arriving in Sodore in the afternoon and check into a hotel. Later, you can swim in the hotspring filled pool. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel. Overnight stay in Wabe Shebelle hotel.
Day 5: Drive to Debre Ziet /Bishoftu/
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Debre Ziet/Bishoftu (85 Km from Sodore).You will be arriving in Bishoftu in the afternoon and check into a hotel. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel. Overnight stay in Kurifut Resort and Spa.
Day 6: Drive back to Addis Ababa
In the morning after breakfast, you will 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. Take in the birds, plant life and scenery as you make a drive around the Debre Zeit Crater Lake region. Lunch in Debre Ziet/Bishoftu/. 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.
Addis Ababa City Tours
- Full Day Addis City Tour
- Full Day Addis Walking Tour
- Full Day Art Gallery Tours
- Tour to Adadi Mariam & Tiya
- Tour to Crater Lake of Wonchi
- Tour to Menagesha Forest
- Tour to Debre Berhan and Ankober
- Mount Zuqualla Monastery
- Tour to Melka Kunatre site
- Tour to Langano and Awassa
- Tour to Awash National Park
- Langano, Awassa and Sodore
- Debre Libanos Monastery
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