THE SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA TOURS

EMP - 203: NATURAL ROUTE BY SURFACE

TOUR CODE – EMP/203

DURATION - FIVE DAYS, FOUR NIGHTS

DEPARTURE – MORNING

OUTLINE ITINERARY

DAY 1: ADDIS - LANGANO

Leaving Addis, you drive on to discover some of Debrezeith's natural beauties and proceed to Lake Zeway the first to be seen among the rift valley lakes. It shelters a variety of water birds. After spending a couple of hours around the lake you continue driving to the nearby Lnagano. Overnight Langano in a hotel.

Day 2: LANGANO – SHALLA - LANGANO

Late in the morning drive to Lake Shalla and Abiyata, a shallow soda lake surrounded with acacia woodland, visit this lakes rich in birds, such as pelicans, flamingos, storks and more. On the shore of lake Shalla observe the exposing of various hot springs and species of birds. late in the afternoon drive back to Langano for overnight stay.

Day 3: LANGANO - AWASSA

Morning drive to Wondo Genet resort area, it is a popular hot spring resort set on top of hill surrounded with a thick forest, the lush vegetation support, birds like yellow fronted parrots, hempriches and crowned hornbills, lesser honey guide and others. in the afternoon leasure at own, overnight Awassa in a hotel.

Day 4: AWASSA

Late in the morning drive to lake Awassa , boat excursion on the lake, and visit the fish market on the lake side, in the afternoon leisure at own. Overnight Awassa in a hotel.

Day 5: AWASSA - ADDIS

Return back to Addis.

Day – 6 (Optional)

Awash National Park situated 225 km south east of Addis Ababa , surrounding the dormant volcano of Fentale, is a reserve of arid and semi-arid wood land and savannah, which reverie forests along the Awash river . Forty six species of animals have been identified here, including Beisa Oryx, and Sewayne's Heartebesst, the bird life is prolific, specially along the river and the nearby lake Basaka, and there are five endemic amongst the 329 species recorded. A special attraction is the beautiful clear pool of the Filwoha Hot Spring.

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