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  • Ethiopian Rift Valley Safaris
    P.O. Box 3658, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Tel. 251-111-552128/558591/551127
    Fax. 251-111-550298
    addisoffice@ervsafaris.com

    THE OMO VALLEY

    DEPARTURES: From Addis - Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month
    MONTHS: July through September; November through February
    MORE INFO: Natural Beauty, Untamed Wilderness
    FLIGHT INFO: Getting here

    Focus: Exploring villages & comparing cultures
    Ethnic Groups: Bena, Ari, Mursi, Bume, Karo, Hamar, Erbore, Gamo, Dorze, Sidama

    Day 01 - Arrive Addis; city tour; hotel of choice
    Day 02 - Fly to Jinka; visit Bena & Ari villages; Jinka local hotel
    Day 03 - Drive to Mursi; via Mago Park to Murulle; Murulle Omo Lodge
    Day 04 - Drive to Kangatan; to Korcho; Murulle Omo Lodge
    Day 05 - Drive to Dimeka (market); to Arba Minch; local hotel
    Day 06 - Drive to Chencha; to Awassa; local hotel
    Day 07 - Drive via Rift Valley Lakes to Addis; cultural evening; hotel
    Day 08 - Transfer to airport for departure

    Focus: Exploring markets & comparing cultures
    Ethnic Groups: Bena, Ari, Mursi, Bume, Karo, Hamar, Erbore, Gamo, Dorze, Sidama

    Day 01 - Arrive Addis; city tour; hotel of choice
    Day 02 - Fly to Jinka; drive to Mursi; to Jinka local hotel
    Day 03 - Drive to Key Afer (market); to Murulle; Murulle Omo Lodge
    Day 04 - Drive to Kangatan; to Korcho; Murulle Omo Lodge
    Day 05 - Drive to Dimeka (market); to Arba Minch; local hotel
    Day 06 - Drive to Chencha; to Awassa; local hotel
    Day 07 - Drive via Rift Valley Lakes to Addis; cultural evening; hotel
    Day 08 - Transfer to airport for departure


    THE NORTHERN HISTORICAL ROUTE

    DEPARTURES: From Addis - Every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the Month
    MONTHS: September through May
    MORE INFO: Lofty Mountains, Ancient Lure
    FLIGHT INFO: Getting here

    Focus: History, religion, scenery

    Day 01 - Arrive Addis; city tour; hotel of choice
    Day 02 - Fly to Axum; visit stelae field, tombs, museum, church; Yeha Hotel
    Day 03 - Fly to Lalibela; visit rock-hewn churches; Roha Hotel
    Day 04 - Fly to Gondar; visit castles, baths & church; Goha Hotel
    Day 05 - Drive to Simien Mts. Nat Park; to Gondar; Goha Hotel
    Day 06 - Fly or drive to Bahir Dar; boat trip to churches; Tana Hotel
    Day 07 - Visit Blue Nile Falls; fly to Addis; cultural night out; hotel of choice
    Day 08 - Transfer to airport for departure

    DEPARTURES: From Addis - Every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the Month
    MONTHS: All Year
    MORE INFO: Lofty Mountains, Ancient Lure
    FLIGHT INFO: Getting here

    Focus: History, religion, scenery

    Day 01 - Arrive Addis; city tour; hotel of choice
    Day 02 - Fly to Axum; visit stelae field, tombs, museum, church; Yeha Hotel
    Day 03 - Fly to Lalibela; visit rock-hewn churches; Roha Hotel
    Day 04 - Drive or mule excursion to visit church outside Lalibela; Roha Hotel
    Day 05 - Fly to Gondar; visit castles, baths & church; Goha Hotel
    Day 06 - Fly or drive to Bahir Dar; boat trip to churches; Tana Hotel
    Day 07 - Visit Blue Nile Falls; fly to Addis; cultural night out; hotel of choice
    Day 08 - Transfer to airport for departure


    THE EASTERN HISTORICAL ROUTE - an extension

    DEPARTURES: Daily from Addis Ababa
    MONTHS: All Year
    MORE INFO:
    Lofty Mountains, Ancient Lure
    FLIGHT INFO: Getting here

    Focus: History, religion, market, Harari culture

    Day 01 - Fly to Dire Dawa; drive to Harar; visit market, Rimbaud House, hyena man; local hotel
    Day 02 - Visit museum; coffee ceremony; drive to Dire Dawa; fly to Addis; hotel of choice

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