2 days guided tour from Addis Ababa to enjoy game driving in the Awash National Park to see Beisa Oryx, Soemmerring’s Gazelle, Salt’s Dik-Diks, Warthogs, Vervet monkeys, crocs, and the rare Colobus Monkey. More than 400 species of birds are found in the park.
Other interesting stops include visiting a local family of the Oromo people, taking part in a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony, enjoying the panoramic view of the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley, the extinct volcanic remnants of Fentale, and the picturesque Awash River Gorge.
This guided tour includes driving 510 km in total with a private comfortable Toyota Minivan equipped with air conditioning and seatbelts, fuel (gasoline), professional experienced English speaking tour guide, park scouts, family visits, snacks and bottled water in the vehicle, and all related government taxes.Description
This is 2-days nature-themed private tour from Addis Ababa to the Awash National Park by drive with comfortable private Toyota Minivan of 2015 led by professional experienced English speaking tour guide.
Main places to visit and things to do are: -
- Enjoy a half day game drive in the Awash National park
- Visit the magnificent Awash River Falls (Jun – Dec)
- Admire the picturesque views of the Awash River Gorge and the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley
- Stop at one of the crater lakes of Bishoftu
- Visit the villages of the local people of Oromo and
- Take part in a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 8:00 AM and start the day’s drive on 225 km east if Addis to Awash National Park. After driving 45 km from Addis, stop at Bishoftu Crater Lake which is noted for its great scenery. Then on the way to the park, visit the villages of the Oromo people who are the biggest in number from Ethiopia’s more than 80 ethnic groups.
Have lunch at Metehara town, and proceed driving to Awash NP with a stop at the saline Lake of Beseka – set in a unique landscape surrounded with black basalt lava remnants and strangely increasing in size and water volume.
After check in to the Awash NP and Awash Falls Lodge, walk for about an hour to see Grivet Monkey, Colobus Monkey, and to enjoy visiting the Awash River Falls.
After breakfast, game drive in Awash NP to see Beisa Oryx, Warthogs, Soemmerring’s Gazelle, Salt’s Dik-Diks, lesser Kudus, and if lucky, you may spot crocodiles in the Awash River. Among the more than 400 species of birds found in park, six endemic birds of Ethiopia can be seen in the park i.e. – Barbed Barbet, Golden Backed Woodpecker, White Winged Cliff Chat, White Tailed Starling, Thick Billed Raven, and Wattled Ibis. Then, head to a viewpoint to see the superb views of the Awash River Gorge. The Awash River does not reach the sea and runs a distance of about 1,200 km only in Ethiopia.
Then, drive back to Addis Ababa with a lunch stop at Nazareth (Adama). You will also take part in a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and enjoy one of the best cups of coffees you ever taste. As Coffee is originally from the Kaffa area of Western Ethiopia, you may expect to taste your coffee and enjoy it as Ethiopians do.
Tour includes comfortable Toyota Minivan equipped with air conditioning and seat belts, fuel (gasoline), professional experienced English speaking tour guide, park scouts, bottled water in the car, hotel pick up and drop off, snacks, Coffee Ceremony attendance and Coffee, and all related government taxes.Highlights
: Addis Ababa, EthiopiaDuration
: 2 days Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.