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Also being one or two persons, you can have the chance to get very good prices, in joining other clients in very interesting programs

Are in BB (bed and breakfast) in the capital cities, to give the chance to clients to experience different restaurants, and in FB (full board) during the rest of the tour

Dates are of weekly arrival.

We have tours with English, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Japanese and Chinese speaking guides.

Minimum number of persons required to confirm a group departure are 2 (two) persons; while for Surma & Danakil tours minimum are 4 (four) persons.

Then whenever a tour is confirmed, also 1 (one) person can book on it.

Maximum number of clients in a tour are 12 (twelve) persons.

We provide domestic and inter-regional flights, as requested. And by request we can provide also international flights.

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OMO VALLEY 8 days (with flights)

01. THU. Arrival in Addis Ababa. Have the tour of the capital: visit the Ethnological museum, Unity Park and St George church. Check in at hotel then and have a free afternoon. Meals free. ON (overnight) hotel.

02. Fly to Jinka & meet your vehicle.  Visit one Ari people village or the Jinka museum (optional one of these). Dinner & ON hotel in Jinka

03. SAT. Early morning drive to visit the Mursi people. Here for beauty women put plates into their lips. Visits their culture, traditions, way of life and villages. Later back to Jinka & proceed then for the Hamer people & to Turmi. The Hamar (or Hamer) tribe are agro pastoralists, this means that they grow crops and keep livestock, but they place particularly high value on cattle. They are an extraordinary people with a unique expression and culture.If time permits visit also the very colorful Hamer, Karo and Dassanech market at Dimeka village, on the way driving from Jinka to Turmi. Lunch box on the way; dinner & ON Emerald lodge Turmi www.emeraldresortandlodge.com

04.Morning drive to Omorate, at bank of Omo river, to visit the Dassanech people. The Dassanech live around the Omo delta on the northern side of Lake Turkana. They practice flood retreat cultivation, pastoralism and fishing. The Dassanech are the most southerly tribe living in Ethiopia’s Omo valley. The lands of the Dassanech are semi-arid and they live where the Omo delta enters Lake Turkana. Their name means People of the Delta. Despite the lake and delta, this is an incredibly dry region; there is nothing but desert to the west and southwest. Cattle are central to the lives of the Dassanech, just as they are for the other tribes of the Omo valley. As well as meat, milk, leather for clothing, houses and mattresses, they provide status in the tribe, and the bride-wealth that allows a man to marry. Back to Turmi for lunch. Afternoon visit a Hamer villages and understand their way of life and culture. With luck we’ll try to participate to ceremonies as the bull jumping and the Evangadi dances. The Hamer are known for their unique custom of “bull jumping” which initiates a boy into manhood. First, female relatives dance and invite whipping from men who have recently been initiated; this shows their support of the initiate, and their scars give them a right to demand his help in time of need. The boy must jump back and forth twice across the backs of a row of bulls or castrated steers, and is ridiculed if he fails. Meals & ON Emerald lodge Turmi

05. MON. Morning walks to a Hamer village. Then following the villages persons going to the market, walk with them to the weekly the very colorful market of the Hamer, Karo and Tsemay people at Turmi village. Enjoy this vibrant market, meet different people and see how they merchandise. Relax around Emerald lodge then. Meals & ON Emerald lodge Turmi

06. TUE. Drive to visit the Erbore people and a village. Or optional (to choose one of the two) drive to Alduba village to visit the weekly Hamer, Tsemay and Erbore people market. Then continue to the Weyto valley and the Konso villages. Visit their culture, lifestyle, way of counting the age of the village, the community works and much more. This is a UNESCO heritage site! Have spectacular view over the hills too. Continue finally your drive to Arbaminch, to reach the Emerald Resort Arbaminch. Emerald Resort is a beautiful Resort with a spectacular view over the Rift Valley lakes of Chamo and Abaya which are divided by a mountain called in Amharic “Yezghier dildi” which means “Bridge of Heaven” and the Netch Sar National park, in Amharic meaning “white grass”. www.emeraldresortandlodge.com

07. Morning drive to Chencha mountain to visit the Dorze people, with their unique culture, houses and traditions. The Dorze are famous for their elephant truck shaped houses, their cultivation of the false banana (from which root they extract their traditional bread called Kotcho), the weaving works, cultivation of sorghum and more. Afternoon have a boat excursion on Chamo lake to admire the biggest crocodiles in Africa (reach 6 meters of length), hippos and many birds. Dinner & ON Emerald Resort Arbaminch.

08.THU.Morning relax at the Emerald Resort, enjoying the swimming pool, gym, spa, indoor and outdoor games and more. Then transfer airport to fly back to Addis Ababa. Afternoon then time for souvenir shops, shopping and relax. Dinner in a traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances. Then transfer to the airport for departure

OMO VALLEY 10 days + extension BALE MOUNTAINS 13 days

01. THU. Arrival in Addis Ababa. Transfer to the chosen hotel. Have a free morning. Afternoon (1400 hrs from the hotel) tour of the capital: visit the Ethnographic museum, view from Entoto mountain and the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa. Meals free. ON (overnight) hotel.

02. FRI. Drive to the Rift Valley lake of Zway & Awasa for very nice nature and lot of birds.  If time permits make also a boat trip on lake Awasa. Lunch on the way; dinner & ON hotel

03. SAT. Early morning around 06 visit the fish market in Awasa. After breakfast drive to the Arbaminch. Ones arrived, check-in and lunch at Emerald Resort Arbaminch. Emerald Resort is a beautiful Resort with a spectacular view over the Rift Valley lakes of Chamo and Abaya which are divided by a mountain called in Amharic “Yezghier dildi” which means “Bridge of Heaven” and the Netch Sar National park, in Amharic meaning “white grass”. www.emeraldresortandlodge.com

Afternoon drive to Chencha mountain to visit the Dorze people, with their unique culture, houses and traditions. The Dorze are famous for their elephant truck shaped houses, their cultivation of the false banana (from which root they extract their traditional bread called Kotcho), the weaving works, cultivation of sorghum and more. If time permits visit also their Saturday’s market. Meals & ON Emerald Resort Arbaminch

04. Morning drive about 2 hrs from Arbaminch south to the Omo valley and visit a Konso people village, famous for being the first in Africa to start the terracing agriculture. Visit their culture, lifestyle, way of counting the age of the village, the community works and much more. Note well that this is a UNESCO heritage site! Have spectacular view over the hills too. Afternoon proceed to Turmi, the famous colorful Hamer people town. Have lunch in Konso; dinner & ON Emerald lodge Turmiwww.emeraldresortandlodge.com

05. MON. Morning walk with the Hamer people to the colorful Turmi’s village weekly market.  This is the Monday’s market of Hamer, Dassanech, Karo and Tsemay people. Enjoy this vibrant market, meet different people and see how they merchandise. Afternoon visit a Hamer villages and understand their way of life and culture. With luck we’ll try to participate to ceremonies as the bull jumping and the Evangadi dances. The Hamer are known for their unique custom of “bull jumping” which initiates a boy into manhood. First, female relatives dance and invite whipping from men who have recently been initiated; this shows their support of the initiate, and their scars give them a right to demand his help in time of need. The boy must jump back and forth twice across the backs of a row of bulls or castrated steers, and is ridiculed if he fails.Have meals & ON Emerald lodge Turmi

06. Morning drive to Omorate, at bank of the Omo river, to visit the Dassanech people.

Are very colorful villages and interesting culture. We are at border with Kenya. Afternoon relax and make walks around Turmi for the Hamer people and villages.Have meals & ON Emerald lodge Turmi

07. Very early morning drive to Jinka town (about 2 hrs driving); then enter into the Mago National park, cross it to proceed to visit the Mursi people and their villages. Here for beauty women use to put round plates into their lips and men different scarifications all over their body. Their villages and way of life is very unique.  Have a lunch box before or after the Mursi village visit; dinner & ON in a hotel in Jinka.

08. THU. Early morning drive to visit one Ari people village with very interesting traditions. Then proceed to Key Afer village to visit the weekly market of the Tsemay & Erbore people. After the market’s visit, proceed to Arbaminch, to reach late afternoon. Have lunch on the way (Key Afer or Konso); dinner & ON Emerald Resort Arbaminch.

09. Morning have a boat excursion on Chamo lake to admire the biggest crocodiles in Africa (reach 6 meters of length), hippos and many birds. Afternoon free enjoying the facilities at the Emerald Resort Arbaminch & relax. Lunch Emerald Resort; dinner & ON Emerald Resort Arbaminch

10. SAT. Drive or fly back to Addis Ababa. Late afternoon time for final visits or souvenir shops. Dinner traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances Transfer then to the airport for departure.

Extension BALE MOUNTAINS 13 days:

10. SAT. Drive to the Bale mountains. The Bale mountains have a real particular flora and fauna, with afro-alpine vegetation and endemic mammals. Lunch on the way; dinner & ON hotel Bale Goba

11. Morning visit to the Sanete plateau, for its unique Afro-alpine vegetation and to spot different animals, among which the endemic Semien Red Fox. Afternoon drive to the Tuludimtu forest and see animals as the endemic Mountain Nyala. Lunch box on the way; dinner & ON hotel

12. Drive to Sof Omar caves, longest caves in Africa (120 km; about 2 hrs). Visit the caves and have walks around there to see also villages of Oromo people.Lunch box on the way; dinner & ON hotel in Bale Goba.

13. TUE. Drive back to Addis Ababa via to Asela & Nazareth towns and with a stop at the crater lakes of DebreZeith. For those which like to fly back to Addis, there is Bale Goba-Addis flight; so inform us and we can book the flight. Reach Addis Ababa in the afternoon. Lunch on the way. Green Land Tours invite you in a traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances for dinner. Then transfer to Bole International airport for your departure.

OMO VALLEY 15 days

01. THU. Arrival in Addis Ababa. Transfer to the chosen hotel. Have a free morning. Afternoon (1400 hrs from the hotel) tour of the capital: visit the Ethnographic museum, view from Entoto Mountain and the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa. Meals free. ON (overnight) hotel

02. FRI. Drive to the Rift Valley lake of Zway & Awasa for very nice nature and lot of birds.  If time permits make also a boat trip on lake Awasa. Lunch on the way; dinner & ON hotel

03. SAT. Early morning around 06 visit the fish market in Awasa. After breakfast drive to the Arbaminch. Ones arrived, check-in and lunch at Emerald Resort Arbaminch. Emerald Resort is a beautiful Resort with a spectacular view over the Rift Valley lakes of Chamo and Abaya which are divided by a mountain called in Amharic “Yezghier dildi” which means “Bridge of Heaven” and the Netch Sar National park, in Amharic meaning “white grass”. www.emeraldresortandlodge.com

Afternoon drive to Chencha Mountain to visit the Dorze people, with their unique culture, houses and traditions. The Dorze are famous for their elephant truck shaped houses, their cultivation of the false banana (from which root they extract their traditional bread called Kotcho), the weaving works, cultivation of sorghum and more. If time permits visit also their Saturday’s market. Meals & ON Emerald Resort Arbaminch

04. Morning drive about 2 hrs from Arbaminch south to the Omo valley and visit a Konso people village, famous for being the first in Africa to start the terracing agriculture. Visit their culture, lifestyle, way of counting the age of the village, the community works and much more. Note well that this is a UNESCO heritage site! Have spectacular view over the hills too. Afternoon proceed to Turmi, the famous colorful Hamer people town.  Have lunch in Konso; dinner & ON Emerald lodge Turmiwww.emeraldresortandlodge.com

05. MON. Morning walk with the Hamer people to the colorful Turmi’s village weekly market.  This is the Monday’s market of Hamer, Dassanech, Karo and Tsemay people. Enjoy this vibrant market, meet different people and see how they merchandise. Afternoon visit a Hamer villages and understand their way of life and culture. With luck we’ll try to participate to ceremonies as the bull jumping and the Evangadi dances. The Hamer are known for their unique custom of “bull jumping” which initiates a boy into manhood. First, female relatives dance and invite whipping from men who have recently been initiated; this shows their support of the initiate, and their scars give them a right to demand his help in time of need. The boy must jump back and forth twice across the backs of a row of bulls or castrated steers, and is ridiculed if he fails.Have meals & ON Emerald lodge Turmi

06. Morning drive to Omorate, at bank of the Omo river, to visit the Dassanech people. Are very colorful villages and interesting culture. We are at border with Kenya. Afternoon relax and make walks around Turmi for the Hamer people and villages. Have meals & ON Emerald lodge Turmi

07. Very early morning drive to Jinka town (about 2 hrs driving); then enter into the Mago National park, cross it to proceed to visit the Mursi people and their villages. Here for beauty women use to put round plates into their lips and men different scarifications all over their body. Their villages and way of life is very unique.  Have a lunch box before or after the Mursi village visit; dinner & ON in a hotel in Jinka.

08. THU. Drive to Omo National park, home of very rich wildlife as elephants, leopards, lions, buffaloes, various antelopes, crocodiles, hippos, many species of birds and more. ON camping.

09. Visit the Surma people. The Surma are famous for their traditions, women wearing plates into their lips and men different scarification all over their body. With luck you could find a donga: the Surma people stick fighting game.Lunch box; dinner & ON camping.

10. Drive to visit the Nyangatom people and village. Cross the Omo valley and reach Turmi late afternoon. Have lunch on the way; dinner & ON Emerald lodge Turmi www.emeraldresortandlodge.com

11. Drive to visit the Erbore people and their village. Proceed then to Weyto valley and Konso, to reach late afternoon Yabelo. Have lunch on the way; dinner & ON hotel in Yabelo

12. Early morning drive to ElSod crater. Here walk down to the crater where Borena men extract salt from a marshy lake by hand & sticks. The salt is used for their cattle. After Elsod visit, drive to visit the singing wells, where the Borena men pass to each other the water and doing this hard work they sing. Afternoon drive north, visiting the Guji people and villages; and admire very nice views with lot of coffee and fruit plantations, to reach Yirgalem. Lunch on the way; dinner and ON hotel in Awasa

13. Drive to the Bale Mountains. The Bale Mountains have a real particular flora and fauna, with afro-alpine vegetation and endemic mammals. Lunch on the way; dinner & ON hotel Bale Goba

14. Morning visit to the Sanete plateau, for its unique Afro-alpine vegetation and to spot different animals, among which the endemic Semien Red Fox. Afternoon drive to the Tuludimtu forest and see animals as the endemic Mountain Nyala. Lunch box on the way; dinner & ON hotel

15. THU. Drive back to Addis Ababa via to Asela & Nazareth towns and with a stop at the crater lakes of DebreZeith. For those which like to fly back to Addis, there is Bale Goba-Addis flight; so inform us and we can book the flight. Reach Addis Ababa in the afternoon. Lunch on the way. Green Land Tours invite you in a traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances for dinner. Then transfer to Bole International airport for your departure.

BALE mountains & HARAR 9 days

01. SAT. Arrival in Addis Ababa. Transfer to the chosen hotel. Have a free morning. Afternoon (1400 hrs from the hotel) tour of the capital: visit the National museum, St George church and the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa. Meals free. ON (overnight) hotel.

02.Drive to the Rift Valley lake of  Zway, for nice nature and many birds. Proceed then toShashamanne, the city of the Rastafarians. Continue finally tothe Awasa Rift Valley lake. If time permits late afternoon add a boat excursion on Awasa Lake. Dinner & ON hotel in Awasa.

03. Early morning around 6am go to visit the particular fish market of Awasa. After breakfast proceed then to the Bale Mountains National park. Visit on the way the Oromo people and their villages. Visit particular fauna and the afro-alpine vegetation. Dinner & ON hotel in Bale Goba

04. Morning drive to the Sanete plateau, with an unique afro-alpine vegetable and have the chance to spot the endemic Semien red fox and other mammals. Afternoon drive to the Tuludimtu forest for very nice views, a much different flora and the chance to spot the endemic Mountain Nyala. Dinner & ON hotel in Bale Goba

05. Drive to the very interesting Sof Omar caves: are the biggest cave system in Africa. You can have walks and if possible a boat short excursion. Dinner & ON hotel in Bale Goba

06. Drive to Asela, cross the Awash river and then proceed to the Awash National park. Late afternoon have a game drive, visit the Awash falls, spot crocodiles and hippos in the Awash river, spot different kind of birds and enjoy the unique flora and fauna. Dinner & ON lodge 

07. Early morning make a final game drive in the part and then drive to Harar. Afternoon tour of Harar: visit the Adere people houses, the mosques, the city walls, the basket production, the markets, French poet Rimbaud house, and more. Evening visit the hyena man: a man feeding wild hyenas. Dinner & ON hotel

08. Early morning drive to the very colorful chad market of Awedae. Then proceed to DireDawa, for visit of the town, the famous Ethiopia-Djibouti rail way and the markets. Dinner & ON hotel

09. Drive back to Addis Ababa. Have a room available till 18 hrs for relax. Dinner in a traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances. Then transfer airport for departure

+ Extension DJIBOUTI 12 days:

09. Drive to the Ethiopian-Djibouti border. After the border process, proceed to Lake Abe for spectacular views. Dinner & overnight arranged camp.

10. Visit and walks at lake Abe, visit the sulfates, geysers, wildlife and enjoy the spectacular landscape. Drive then to Lake Easal for very nice views and a much different landscape. Finally continue to Tadjoura, the old capital of Djibouti, with very nice white sand beaches. Dinner & overnight in hotel.

11.  Drive to Goda Mountains visit Bankouale waterfall and village. Afternoon relax in Tadjoura for swimming, diving, snorkeling and more. Optional you can rent a boat and make excursion to some islands as Mucha or Sette Freres islands and make some diving or snorkeling. Dinner & overnight in hotel.

12. WED.Morning drive to Djibouti capital & short visit. Then transfer to the airport for your flight back to Addis & connect to your international flight.

COFFEE tour 15 days

Day 1:  SAT. Arrival Addis Ababa & City Tour

On arrival Addis Ababa GLT representative will meet you at Bole international Airport and transfer to your hotel, after refreshment you will visit the diplomatic capital of Africa, headquarters of the Africa union starting from Holy Trinity Cathedral (The church is constructed in 1955 for the 25 years anniversary of Emperor Haileselassie and painted richly with remarkable biblical and other saint’s story), National museum (home of Lucy hominid skeleton dating back to 3.2 million years). In the afternoon visit important monuments in the city then proceed to Mountain Entoto for panoramic view of Addis Ababa. Accommodation: Sabon hotel or similar Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2:                 Addis Ababa-Jimma

After breakfast at your hotel; you will directly drive to Jima passing through Gibae valley. Gibe valley is created by the Gibe River; which had 2 biggest power plants of Ethiopian Electric and power Authority. Visit Jimma Aba Jifar Palace. King Jiffar (1852-1933) was one of the most influential local lords of the Kafa kingdom who ruled at the end of the 19th Century. Accommodation:   Honey Land hotel or similar Meals: Full Board

Day 3:                 Jimma- Chebera Churchura National Park

Morning after breakfast drive Chebera Churchura National Park en route visit The Dawro Zone Defense wall is called the wall of Halala (or Halala kela) a long historical defensive wall constructed during the period of king Keti Halala in between 1764-1789. The stone wall was built to protect Dawro‟s front ire’s from the outside invaders; this stone rampart covers about 170 km in length. After visits continue to Chebera Churchura National Park Common mammals include the African elephant, hippopotamus, Cape buffalo, lion, and leopard. Currently, Chebera Churchura national park appears to be the least disturbed and reliable ecosystem for the African elephant and Buffalo in the country.  Accommodation:   Camping Meals: Full Board

Day 4:                Explore Chebera Churchra National Park

Full day explore Chebera Churchura National Park. So far, 37 larger mammals and 237 species of birds have been recorded in the different habitats (Highland & Riverine forest and savanna and bush lands) of the park. White-cliff chat, banded-barbet, wattled ibis, black-headed forest Oriole and thick billed Raven are endemic birds for the country.
Common mammals include the African elephant, hippopotamus, Cape buffalo, lion, and leopard. This park is one of the relatively untouched, recently discovered and rich wilderness areas but the list visited and known park in the country. The park comprises unique and attractive mountain closed forest, closed tall-grassed savannah habitat, thick woodland forest. The landscape very fascinating highly rugged, undulating to rolling plains there a number of hilly & mountainous land which the whole year covered by vegetation’s. A number of cold & hot springs, historical caves, the Meka Forest (which is always with African Elephants), The Park are the best site to see the African Elephants, and Buffalo Accommodation:   Camping Meals: Full Board

Day 5:                 Chebera Churchura National Park-Arbaminch

Morning after breakfast drive to Arbaminch then transfer to Emerald Resort for Overnight. Accommodation:  Emerald Resort ww.emeraldresortandlodge.com Meals: Full Board

Day 6:                Arbaminch  

In the morning after breakfast, proceed driving to Dorze, set in the highlands above Arba Minch. The Dorze people are known for their tall beehive-like houses and their fine cotton weaving. You will visit the village and learn about the daily lives of these industrious people. If today is market day (in Dorze village on Monday and Thursday and in nearby Chencha on Tuesday and Saturday), that will be visited. In the afternoon, take a boat trip on Lake Chamo to the “Crocodiles Market”, where large numbers of Crocodile (some up to 6 meters long) gathers to sunbath and the Hippos pool. Accommodation:  Emerald Resort ww.emeraldresortandlodge.com Meals: Full Board

Day 7:                 Arbaminch-Yirga Alem

Drive to Yirgalem, another very famous region for coffee. Visit the coffee and fruit plantations and have relaxing walks. Accommodation:  Aregash Lodge hotel or similar Meals: Full Board

Day 8:                 Yirga Alem-Awassa

Walks in the coffee plantation, Then drive to Awasa Rift Valley lakes. Lunch on the way; Accommodation:  Haile Resort or similar Meals: Full Board

Day 9:                 Awassa-Bale Mountains

Morning take a boat trip on the lake to visit the hippos and also to see a variety of beautiful birds, afterwards continue visiting the local fish market on the shores of Lake Awassa. Morning drive to Bale Mountain national park, upon arrival in Dinsho, you will do all equipment for short easy trek to explore the area with high concentrations of the Bale Mountains Nayal, Menelik’s Bushbuck, other mammals and endemic birds. Overnight Wabi shebelle hotel or similar Accommodation:  Wabishebelle hotel or similar Meals: Full Board

Day 10:                 Sanetti Plateau -Harenna Forest-Goba

Drive to Senetti Plateau, the second highest altitude in Ethiopia and here; if you are lucky, you will see Ethiopian Wolf which is endemic to Ethiopia, make a trekking to Tulu Dimitu (Tullu Dimtu is the second highest mountain in Bale Ethiopia, rises to 4377) and then drive to Harenna forest, this is in the southern end of the park and holds a unique variety of vegetation. The Harenna Escarpment towers 2000m above the edge of the forest and provides stunning vies, you can see vast number of bird life and African wild life. Accommodation:  Wabishebelle hotel or similar Meals: Full Board

Day 11:                 Bale Mountains –Awash National Park

Morning after breakfast drives to Awash National park and if time allows you will have a chance to do a short game drive to see the local wildlife, Accommodation:  Awash Falls Lodge hotel or similar Meals: Full Board

Day 12:                  Awash National Park-Harar

After breakfast, you will have a short game drive to see the local wildlife, such as Oryx, baboons, greater and lesser kudu, warthogs, gazelles, colubus monkeys.  Additionally, you’d be very lucky to see leopards, lions, and other cats.  The landscapes in the park are beautiful, looking over the Awash Gorge. Then drive to Harar Accommodation: Ras hotel or similar Meals: Full Board

Day 13:                 Exploring Walled City of Harar

Full day is dedicated to explore the walled city of Harar with its colorful markets, countless mosques and shrines, and unique Harari people and houses. Also, have a full day wandering around the city of Harar. At night, visit the Hyena Men who feed the hyenas just outside the walls of the city. You can even try feeding the hyenas with your mouth. Accommodation: Ras hotel or similar Meals: Full Board

Day 14:                Babile Elephant Sanctuary-Dire Dawa     

Take a drive to Babile elephant sanctuary to Visit the Ethiopian wild elephant and the Valley of Marvels. The Valley of Marvels has wonderful landscapes, famous for its balancing rock formations.  Additionally, the town of Babile has a very large market on Saturdays and a camel market on Mondays and Thursdays.  After the visit, time permitting you may visit Koremi, a village made of stone houses set on top of a plateau.  Afterwards, return to Harar and continue to Dire Dawa. Accommodation:   hotel or similar Meals: Full Board

Day 15:  SAT.               Dire Dawa-Addis Ababa/Departure

Morning visit Dire Dawa, the famous Ethiopia-Djibouti rail way and the markets. Then transfer to the airport for the flight to Addis Ababa and visit Mercato, one of Africa’s largest outdoor markets and enjoy shopping in the city. Traditional dinner invited by Green Land Tours & Emerald Resorts in one of the Ethiopian restaurant for cultural dances from the different ethnic groups. Transfer to Airport for flight back to home. Accommodation: Day use room at hotel until 18:00 hrs. Meals: Full Board

ETHIOPIA-KENYA; CULTURE & WILDLIFE 16 days

01. THU. Arrival in Addis Ababa. Transfer to the chosen hotel. Have a free morning. Afternoon (1400 hrs from the hotel) tour of the capital: visit the Ethnographic museum, view from Entoto mountain and the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa. Meals free. ON (overnight) hotel.

02. FRI. Drive to the Rift Valley lake of Zway & Awasa for very nice nature and lot of birds.  If time permits make also a boat trip on lake Awasa. Lunch on the way; dinner & ON hotel

03. SAT. Early morning around 06 visit the fish market in Awasa. After breakfast drive to the Arbaminch. Ones arrived, check-in and lunch at Emerald Resort Arbaminch. Emerald Resort is a beautiful Resort with a spectacular view over the Rift Valley lakes of Chamo and Abaya which are divided by a mountain called in Amharic “Yezghier dildi” which means “Bridge of Heaven” and the Netch Sar National park, in Amharic meaning “white grass”. www.emeraldresortandlodge.com

Afternoon drive to Chencha mountain to visit the Dorze people, with their unique culture, houses and traditions. The Dorze are famous for their elephant truck shaped houses, their cultivation of the false banana (from which root they extract their traditional bread called Kotcho), the weaving works, cultivation of sorghum and more. If time permits visit also their Saturday’s market. Meals & ON Emerald Resort Arbaminch

04. Morning drive about 2 hrs from Arbaminch south to the Omo valley and visit a Konso people village, famous for being the first in Africa to start the terracing agriculture. Visit their culture, lifestyle, way of counting the age of the village, the community works and much more. Note well that this is a UNESCO heritage site! Have spectacular view over the hills too. Afternoon proceed to Turmi, the famous colorful Hamer people town. Have lunch in Konso; dinner & ON Emerald lodge Turmi ww.emeraldresortandlodge.com

05. MON. Morning walk with the Hamer people to the colorful Turmi’s village weekly market.  This is the Monday’s market of Hamer, Dassanech, Karo and Tsemay people. Enjoy this vibrant market, meet different people and see how they merchandise. Afternoon visit a Hamer villages and understand their way of life and culture. With luck we’ll try to participate to ceremonies as the bull jumping and the Evangadi dances. The Hamer are known for their unique custom of “bull jumping” which initiates a boy into manhood. First, female relatives dance and invite whipping from men who have recently been initiated; this shows their support of the initiate, and their scars give them a right to demand his help in time of need. The boy must jump back and forth twice across the backs of a row of bulls or castrated steers, and is ridiculed if he fails. Have meals & ON Emerald lodge Turmi

06. Morning drive to Omorate, at bank of the Omo river, to visit the Dassanech people. Are very colorful villages and interesting culture. We are at border with Kenya. Afternoon relax and make walks around Turmi for the Hamer people and villages. Have meals & ON Emerald lodge Turmi

07. Very early morning drive to Jinka town (about 2 hrs driving); then enter into the Mago National park, cross it to proceed to visit the Mursi people and their villages. Here for beauty women use to put round plates into their lips and men different scarifications all over their body. Their villages and way of life is very unique.  Have a lunch box before or after the Mursi village visit; dinner & ON in a hotel in Jinka.

08. THU. Early morning drive to visit one Ari people village with very interesting traditions. Then proceed to KeyAfer village to visit the weekly market of the Tsemay & Erbore people. After the market’s visit, proceed to Konso. Have lunch on the way (KeyAfer or Konso); dinner & ON Kanta lodge or Korebta lodge.

09. Drive to Yabelo and visit the Borena people and villages.  Visit Dublock singing wells and walk to ElSod crater, where down from a marshy lake Borena men extract salt for their cattle. ON Moyale in a hotel

10. Conclude the border process and then drive to Marsabit national park. Far to the north of Kenya, a densely forested mountain and three crater lakes provide a haven for a variety of birdlife, mammals and reptiles. The beautiful Marsabit National Park is a refuge for huge tusked bull elephants, diverse birdlife and reptiles. Late afternoon make a game drive. ON lodge in the park
11. Full day Marsabit. Hikes in the dense forest, wreathed in mist can be enjoyed along with camel rides, bird watching and visits to the singing wells. ON lodge in the park.

12. Cross the Chalbi desert. Visit also the Gabra, Turkana, ElMolo and Samburu people. The Chalbi Desert, a 100,000 square kilometer area (38,610 square miles) that is aptly named in the native language of the Gabra people as “salty and bare.” was once part of an extensive lake, as evidenced by the basin that fills with shallow water during heavy rains and fossilized remains of snail shells and fish vertebrae. Prepare yourself for an eerie landscape edged by rocky lava flows, cracked earth and a sandy mixture of white salt and clay. Even in this barren and desolate location, you may see a shadow emerge in the distance, as ostriches, grevy’s zebras, oryx, spotted hyena and other animals are often observed in the desert. On the northern edge is a gorgeous area of oases with groves of palm trees that attract sand grouse and other birds including vulturine guinea fowls. The oases are also used by the Gabra people as water sources for their camels. Another contrasting landscape in the desert are the Huri Hills and Mount Forole to the north, at the Kenya-Ethiopia border, where temperatures are slightly lower and the wilderness is much greener, giving you a private escape from the desert heat while enjoying expansive views of the hottest location in Kenya. Reach late afternoon Loiyangalani. Loiyangalani is a small town located on the southeastern coast of Lake Turkana. Loiyangalani means “a place of many trees” in the native Samburu tongue. It is home to Turkana people and was founded near a freshwater spring in the 1960s where the El Molo people live. Its main industries include fishing, tourism and gold panning. It is a popular tourist destination in Northern Kenya, as the surrounding El Molo and Turkana villages offer unique experiences. In June 2008, the 1st Cultural Festival took place at Loiyangalani and united all tribes of the Lake in celebration for one weekend.  The town is home to an airstrip and lies near Mount Kulal (50 km), known for its forest and stones. There are a few Lodges in the area, the “Oasis Lodge”, the “Palmshade Camp”, the “Mosaretu Women’s Groupe Lodge”, and the “Sailo Bandas” all located only a few hundred meters from the airstrip. Loiyangalani was the setting for John le Carre’s novel, The Constant Gardener, and was also a location for the film of the same title. Dinner & ON Oasis lodge or similar

13. A day to enjoy these very interesting tribes, and also Elmolo bay, or south island. Optional make a boat excursion too to be organized & paid locally. Have a lunch box; dinner & ON Oasis lodge or similar

14. Proceed to the Samburu National Reserve. The reserve is rich in wildlife such as the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx (Also referred as Samburu Special). The reserve is also popular with a minimum of 900 elephants. Large predators such as the Lion, Leopard and Cheetah are an important attraction. Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area. Birdlife is abundant with over 450 species recorded. Birds of the arid northern bush country are augmented by a number of riverine forest species. Lesser Kestrel and the Taita Falcon are species of global conservation concern and they both utilize the reserve.  Five species categorized as vulnerable have recorded in the reserve. These are African Darter, Great Egret, White-headed Vulture, Martial Eagle and the Yellow-billed Ox-pecker. Critically endangered species under CITIES – Pancake tortoise (malacochersus tornieri) is found in the reserve. Dinner & ON lodge

15. Full day game drive and visit of Samburu National Reserve. Meals & ON Lodge


16. Drive to Nairobi to reach at evening. Dinner at the famous carnivore restaurant, before transfer to airport for departure (or if next day, ON hotel in Nairobi).

ETHIOPIA-KENYA; CULTURE & WILDLIFE 19 days

01. SUN. Arrival in Addis Ababa. Transfer to the chosen hotel. Have a free morning. Afternoon (1400 hrs from the hotel) tour of the capital: visit the Ethnographic museum, view from Entoto mountain and the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa. Meals free. ON (overnight) hotel.

02. Start your fantastic trip by driving to the Wonchi lake with its amazing views and very relaxing nature. Have also a boat trip on the lake. Lunch box on the way; dinner & ON camping (start your first camping and adventure, with a nice night under the skies !)

03. Drive to the Guraghe people and walk to one of their very interesting local village. You will spend the afternoon and be able to understand their way of life, working days at the village, culture, food and traditions. Overnight will be sleeping next to the village.Lunch on the way; dinner with nice barbecue and ON camping

04. Walk back to the vehicle/s and then drive to Jimma, the Kaffa coffee region capital (from which the name of the coffee derives), and proceed to Bonga, visiting coffee and tea plantation. You will visit and walk among a plantation, participate to a traditional coffee ceremony & taste the real local organic coffee. Lunch box on the way; dinner & ON camping

05. Proceed to Mizanteferi and to ShoaGhimira to visit the Dizi, Menit and Surma people. Each of them have very interesting and particular cultures and traditions. Lunch on the way; dinner & ON camping in Tum.

06. Have a full day to visit the Surma people. The Surma are famous for their traditions, women wearing plates into their lips and men different scarification all over their body. With luck you could find a donga: the Surma people stick fighting game. Lunch box; dinner & ON camping.

07. This day drive to visit other two very interesting cultures and their villages: a Nyangatom people village, then cross the famous Omo river and proceed to a Karo people village. They also have very particular traditions, hairstyles, decorations and unique way of life. Visit also the Kortcho village, with very nice view over the Omo river. Finally proceed to Turmi. Have lunch on the way; dinner & ON Emerald lodge Turmi www.emeraldresortandlodge.com

09. Morning drive to Omorate, at bank of the Omo river, to visit the Dassanech people. Are very colorful villages and interesting culture. We are at border with Kenya. Afternoon relax and make walks around Turmi for the Hamer people and villages. Have meals & ON Emerald lodge Turmi

10. MON. Morning walk with the Hamer people to the colorful Turmi’s village weekly market.  This is the Monday’s market of Hamer, Dassanech, Karo and Tsemay people. Enjoy this vibrant market, meet different people and see how they merchandise. Afternoon visit a Hamer villages and understand their way of life and culture. With luck we’ll try to participate to ceremonies as the bull jumping and the Evangadi dances. The Hamer are known for their unique custom of “bull jumping” which initiates a boy into manhood. First, female relatives dance and invite whipping from men who have recently been initiated; this shows their support of the initiate, and their scars give them a right to demand his help in time of need. The boy must jump back and forth twice across the backs of a row of bulls or castrated steers, and is ridiculed if he fails. Have meals & ON Emerald lodge Turmi

11. Drive to visit an Erbore people village and their traditions. Drive then to the Weyto river, cross it and proceed to visit a Konso people village, famous for being the first in Africa to start the terracing agriculture. Visit their culture, lifestyle, and way of counting the age of the village, the community works and much more. Note well that this is a UNESCO heritage site! Have spectacular view over the hills too. Lunch on the way; dinner & ON hotel in Konso

12. Drive to Yabelo and visit the Borena people and villages.  Visit Dublock singing wells and walk to ElSod crater, where down from a marshy lake Borena men extract salt for their cattle. ON Moyale in a hotel

13. Conclude the border process and then drive to Marsabit national park.Far to the north of Kenya, a densely forested mountain and three crater lakes provide a haven for a variety of birdlife, mammals and reptiles. The beautiful Marsabit National Park is a refuge for huge tusked bull elephants, diverse birdlife and reptiles. Late afternoon make a game drive. ON lodge in the park

14. Full day Marsabit. Hikes in the dense forest, wreathed in mist can be enjoyed along with camel rides, bird watching and visits to the singing wells. ON lodge in the park.

15. Cross the Chalbi desert. Visit also the Gabra, Turkana, ElMolo and Samburu people. The Chalbi Desert, a 100,000 square kilometer area (38,610 square miles) that is aptly named in the native language of the Gabra people as “salty and bare.” was once part of an extensive lake, as evidenced by the basin that fills with shallow water during heavy rains and fossilized remains of snail shells and fish vertebrae. Prepare yourself for an eerie landscape edged by rocky lava flows, cracked earth and a sandy mixture of white salt and clay. Even in this barren and desolate location, you may see a shadow emerge in the distance, as ostriches, grevy’s zebras, oryx, spotted hyena and other animals are often observed in the desert.On the northern edge is a gorgeous area of oases with groves of palm trees that attract sand grouse and other birds including vulturine guinea fowls. The oases are also used by the Gabra people as water sources for their camels.

Another contrasting landscape in the desert are the Huri Hills and Mount Forole to the north, at the Kenya-Ethiopia border, where temperatures are slightly lower and the wilderness is much greener, giving you a private escape from the desert heat while enjoying expansive views of the hottest location in Kenya. Reach late afternoon Loiyangalani. Loiyangalani is a small town located on the southeastern coast of Lake Turkana. Loiyangalani means “a place of many trees” in the native Samburu tongue. It is home to Turkana people and was founded near a freshwater spring in the 1960s where the El Molo people live. Its main industries include fishing, tourism and gold panning. It is a popular tourist destination in Northern Kenya, as the surrounding El Molo and Turkana villages offer unique experiences.In June 2008, the 1st Cultural Festival took place at Loiyangalani and united all tribes of the Lake in celebration for one weekend. The town is home to an airstrip and lies near Mount Kulal (50 km), known for its forest and stones. There are a few Lodges in the area, the “Oasis Lodge”, the “Palmshade Camp”, the “Mosaretu Women’s Groupe Lodge”, and the “Sailo Bandas” all located only a few hundred meters from the airstrip. Loiyangalani was the setting for John le Carre’s novel, The Constant Gardener and was also a location for the film of the same title.Dinner & ON Oasis lodge or similar

16. A day to enjoy these very interesting tribes, and also Elmolo bay, or south island. Optional make a boat excursion too to be organized & paid locally. Have a lunch box; dinner & ON Oasis lodge or similar

17. Proceed to the Samburu National Reserve.The reserve is rich in wildlife such as the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx (Also referred as Samburu Special). The reserve is also popular with a minimum of 900 elephants. Large predators such as the Lion, Leopard and Cheetah are an important attraction. Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area. Birdlife is abundant with over 450 species recorded. Birds of the arid northern bush country are augmented by a number of riverine forest species. Lesser Kestrel and the Taita Falcon are species of global conservation concern and they both utilize the reserve.  Five species categorized as vulnerable have recorded in the reserve. These are African Darter, Great Egret, White-headed Vulture, Martial Eagle and the Yellow-billed Ox-pecker. Critically endangered species under CITIES – Pancake tortoise (malacochersus tornieri) is found in the reserve.Dinner & ON lodge

18. Full day game drive and visit of Samburu National Reserve.Meals & ON Lodge.

19. Drive to Nairobi to reach at evening. Dinner at the famous carnivore restaurant, before transfer to airport for departure (or if next day, ON hotel in Nairobi).

TANZANIA 8 days

01. SAT. Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport. There you can buy your visa (50 US per person or 100 US per person for American citizens) and through customs. Our driver is already waiting for you and brings you to Arusha. Then proceed to Tarangire National Park. Watch giraffes, elephants and impala along the Tarangire River in its natural environment. Lunch box on the way; dinner & ON lodge or tented camp in the park.

02. Full day game drive and enjoy Tarangire national park. The park is famous for its high density of elephants and baobab trees. Visitors can expect to see large herds of thousands of Zebra, Wildebeest and cape buffalo. Other common resident animals include waterbuck, giraffe, didk dik, impala, eland, Grant’s gazelle, vervent Monkey, banded mongoose and olive baboon Predators in Tarangire include lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, honey badger, and African wild dog. Home to more than 550 bird species, the park is a haven for bird enthusiasts. The park is also famous for the termite mounds that dot the landscape. Wildlife research is focused on African bush elephants and Masai giraffes. Since 2005, the protected area has been considered a Lion Conservation Unit. Meals & ON lodge or tented camp in the park.

03. Passing by the crater highlands and the Ngorongoro crater you will arrive at the world famous Serengeti. The Maasai people had been grazing their livestock in the open plains of eastern Mara Region, which they named “endless plains”. Right at the Ngorongoro crater and the Naabi Hill Gate you can get more details about the area. The game drive through the wilderness will lead you to the lodge. Lunch box on the way; dinner & ON lodge or tented camp in the park

04. Explore the landscape and the wildlife of the Serengeti on today’s drives through the area. Optional you can book ahead and have a fantastic balloon safari over Serengeti. Serengeti National Park is known for its massive annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Seeking new pasture, the herds move north from their breeding grounds in the grassy southern plains. Many cross the marshy western corridor’s crocodile-infested Grumeti River. Others veer northeast to the Lobo Hills, home to black eagles. Black rhinos inhabit the granite outcrops of the Moru Kopjes. Meals & ON lodge or tented camp in the park

05. Morning have a game drive. Then leave the Serengeti and return to the Ngorongoro Crater brink. Enjoy the view over the unique Caldera.Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and “big 5” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino). Huge herds of wildebeests and zebras traverse its plains during their annual migration. Livestock belonging to the semi-nomadic Maasai tribe graze alongside wild animals. On the way make a stop to visit hominin fossils found in the Olduvai Gorge date back millions of years. Lunch box on the way; dinner & ON lodge or tented camp

06. Today you are going to have a memorable tour through the Ngorongoro Crater. You descend with a 600m into the crater. Arriving at the cater floor the game drives through the wilderness are starting. Be impressed by the gnus, zebras and elephants. At the end of the drive you are going to climb the steep wall of the crater with the safari car and visit a Masai village for an amazing experience with these people and their culture. Meals & ON lodge or tented camp

07. Drive to lake Manyara. Lake Manyara National Park is known for flocks of thousands of flamingos that feed along the edge of the lake in the wet season. Great white pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus) can also be present in large numbers. The groundwater forest to the north of the lake, and largely within the National Park, is a well-known breeding site for thousands of pink-backed pelican (Pelecanus rufescens) and yellow-billed stork (Mycteria ibis) along with smaller numbers of Marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) and grey heron (Ardea cinerea).  Over 40 species of birds of prey are documented, including palm-nut vulture (Gypohierax angolensis) and Ayre’s hawk eagle (Hieraaetus ayresii). In all, more than 390 species of birds have been documented in the national park,[8] although in the dry season, flamingos and other water birds are usually found only in small numbers.

Populations of large migratory mammals that are concentrated primarily in Tarangire National Park, but also move through Lake Manyara National Park include wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s gazelle and Grant’s gazelle. Large herds of wildebeest and other plains game from the Mto wa Mbu Game Controlled Area enter the park from the north for short periods. Wildebeest exclusively graze the alkaline grasslands around the lake, and numbers are highest during the dry season, dropping to small resident populations in the wet season. Herbivores of Lake Manyara National Park include plains zebra, bushbuck, waterbuck, Grant’s gazelle, impala, Thomson’s gazelle, Cape buffalo, giraffe, hippopotamus, baboon, warthog, and African bush elephant.

Predators of Lake Manyara National Park include lion, leopard, African wild cat, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, serval, honey badger, African civet, genet (Genetta) species and several mongoose species. Cheetah and African golden cat are sighted occasionally. Lunch box on the way; dinner & ON lodge or tented camp

08. SAT. Drive back to Arusha and directly to the airport for your international flight. End of services.

KENYA 9 days

01. SAT. Meet upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. We will give you a full safari briefing and your itinerary. Balance of the day may be spent strolling in the city or visiting the Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Manor. Tonight you dine at the famous Carnivore Restaurant also known as ‘Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience’. Overnight Hotel (Bed & breakfast)

02. Drive for the world’s famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve (Its sheer beauty of wide savannah, rolling hills, meandering rivers, riverine forests, forests with huge grazing herds, bountiful birdlife and the big five).Arriving at the lodge for lunch and spend the early afternoon at leisure. Enjoy a game drive in search of wildlife. Lunch on the way; dinner and overnight lodge in full board

03. Enjoy an early morning game drive at 0630hrs in search of wildlife. Return to the lodge for breakfast and spend the day at leisure. Enjoy a game drive at 1600hrs in search of wildlife. Dinner and overnight in full board at your lodge

04. Drive to the Amboseli National Park lying below the most famous symbol of Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro. Game drive en-route to your lodge. Meals & overnight at Lodge, in full board

05. Full day at this very nice National park. You enjoy a game drive in Amboseli National Park. The park is particularly famous for its huge herds of elephants which take on a red color from the dust they coat themselves in. Overnight in full board at your lodge. 

06. Morning game drive. Then drive to Tsavo National park. Have your game drive. Lunch on the way; dinner and overnight lodge in full board

07. Morning have a game drive. then proceed your drive to Monbasa, an ancient town whose history goes back thousands of years and a coast where one can surf all year round. Transfer to your hotel in Diani. Meals in full board.

08. Enjoy the sea and your stay at the beach. Overnight on All Inclusive Basis.

09. SUN. Transfer to Monbasa Airport for your flight back home.

UGANDA 7 days

Day 1:   SAT.  Entebbe

The arrival of your flight into Entebbe international airport, Customs and immigration procedures then exit.  You will be warmly welcomed by your representative and proceed to have your Covid-19 test. (You will have to present another one taken at least 72 hours to travel date).  Dinner and overnight stay

Day 2: Entebbe- Queen Elizabeth National Park (7 hours’ drive)

Wake up early, enjoy a morning breakfast from the hotel after which you will be picked from there by your guide at 07h30 who will brief you and you will then embark on the 6 hours journey to Queen Elizabeth. Along the way you will have few stopovers at the Equator, here you will take enough photographs and in Mbarara town at Agip Motel for your lunch.

Thereafter proceed to the Park as you drive through the spectacular landscape characterized with open grasslands, Ankole long horned cattle, tea plantations, the Rift valley Escarpment and various woodlands. Reach the park in late afternoon and have a game drive as you drive to your lodge. Have dinner and there spend an Overnight.

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Wake Begin your day with a cup of coffee. Early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile allows visitors encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes and a variety of birds.

Queen Elizabeth National Park occupies an estimated 1,978 square kilometres (764 sq mi). The park extends from Lake George in the north-east to Lake Edward in the south-west and includes the Kazinga Channel connecting the two lakes.

The park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park. It was renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its wildlife, including African buffalo, Ugandan kob, hippopotamus, Nile crocodile, African bush elephant, African leopard, lion, and chimpanzee. It is home to 95 mammal species and over 500 bird species. The area around Ishasha in Rukungiri District is famous for its tree-climbing lions, whose males sport black manes.[6] Poachers killed six elephants in the park in 2015, triggering both anger and frustration within the Ugandan conservation community.

The park is also famous for its volcanic features, including volcanic cones and deep craters, many with crater lakes, such as the Katwe craters, from which salt is extracted. Services in the park include a telecenter run by Conservation through Public Health and the Uganda Wildlife Authority, neighboring the Queen’s Pavilion, park lodges, game and scenic drives, and boat launches.

Return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax at the lodge in the mid-morning, followed by lunch.

This afternoon, a two hour boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel is worthwhile an opportunity to see Hippo and crocodiles.  The Kazinga Channel supports the biggest number of Hippos in the whole of Africa. Predators as well as nocturnal animals normally come to the shores in the late afternoons for a drink.  In addition, a large number of antelopes like the Waterbuck as well as the Uganda Kob also come here to quench their thirst. 

This trip also enables visitor chance to see spectacular birds. Return to the lodge in the evening, Dinner and overnight.

Day 4:   Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi National Park (4 hours’ drive)

08h30: After breakfast at the lodge, check out and settle all extras. Depart for BWINDI impenetrable forest and national park. It is estimated half of the world’s surviving population of mountain gorillas –300 and more live within Bwindi boundaries. Arrive and check in at the lodge. Lunch. The afternoon will be at leisure.

Bwindi National Park offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourist. Apart from the gorillas, there are a variety of primates to be seen including the blue monkeys, red tailed monkeys, and black & white Columbus monkeys. The great blue turacos are often seen and even for a non-bird watcher they are marvelous sight.

Day 5:  Bwindi National Park

Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but its well worth the effort. 

Once done, you will return to the lodge for a hot meal and much needed rest. Dinner and overnight stay

Day 6: Bwindi National Park – Entebbe (9 hours’ drive)

Rise early, have breakfast and check out. Drive to Kampala, then with lunch en-route. You will stopover at Igongo cultural centre to explore the life style of the Ankole and Bahima, thereafter proceed to the Equator Uganda.

Day 7:  FRI.  Depart

05h00: Rise early, have breakfast and check out. Transfer to the Entebbe International airport. Bid farewell to your driver guide and proceed to check in for your outbound flight,

DUBAI & ABU DHABI 7 days

Day01. SAT. Arrival in Dubai. Relax. ON hotel

Day 02. Have a full day tour of Dubai.

Visit  the old Town, Dubai creek, Gold and spice souq, The frame, Jumeirah mosque (photo shop), Dubai mall & views of Burj Khalifa (visit 124th and 125th floor), the fountains at Dubai mall. Then back to hotel.

Day03. Expo 2020

Full day at Expo 2020, Or can make half day and evening enjoy at the Global village

ON hotel

Day04. Abu Dhabi

Drive to Abu Dhabi (about 2 hrs drive). Visit the Ferrari world (photo shop. Activities are at extra cost), Visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dbabi Cornish,  Abu Dhabi marina mall, Heritage Village, Dates market, President Palace (photo shop), Emirates Palace (photo shop) and Louvre Museum (photo shop). Drive back to Dubai for overnight.

Day05. Desert excursion.

Morning relax at your hotel or free to go by yourself to Dubai mall or other. Afternoon pick up from the hotel and drive about 45 minutes to the desert. Then enjoy a 30-40mins dune bashing, Camel riding, Sand boarding, Henna painting tattoo, Arabic coffee, 4-5 live entertainments show, tanora show, belly dancing, fire show, tradition show with Unlimited soft drinks and Live BBQ with international buffet dinner. Quadbike as optional (book on time if you want to add it).

Then drive back to the hotel.

Day06. Beach of Dubai.

Morning relax at your hotel or shopping at Dubai mall or Emirates Mall; or at leaisure.  Afternoon drive to Burj Al Arab (photo shop on the beach), Atlantis the palm island, and have a 2 hours cruise in the sky line of Dubai Marina, JBR, Blue water and Ain Dubai Have an International buffet dinner, unlimited soft drinks, coffee, water and tea; live music with 1 entertainment show. Then back to hotel.

Day07. FRI. Water park.

Morning enjoy Atlantis Aqua Venture water park or Wild wadi water park. Afternoon relax at your hotel. Evening transfer to airport for your international flight (or next day)

 DUBAI 4 days

Day 01. SAT. Arrival in Dubai. Transfer to your hotel. ON (overnight)

Day02. Have a full day tour of Dubai.

Visit the old Town, Dubai creek, Gold and spice souq, The frame, Jumeirah mosque (photo shop), Dubai mall & views of Burj Khalifa (visit 124th and 125th floor), the fountains at Dubai mall. Then back to hotel.

Day03. Desert excursion.

Morning relax at your hotel or free to go by yourself to Dubai mall or other. Afternoon pick up from the hotel and drive about 45 minutes to the desert. Then enjoy a 30-40mins dune bashing, Camel riding, Sand boarding, Henna painting tattoo, Arabic coffee, 4-5 live entertainments show, tanora show, belly dancing, fire show, tradition show with Unlimited soft drinks and Live BBQ with international buffet dinner. Quadbike as optional (book on time if you want to add it). Then drive back to the hotel. Or second option:

Day03. Beach of Dubai.

Morning relax at your hotel or shopping at Dubai mall or Emirates Mall; or at leaisure.  Afternoon drive to Burj Al Arab (photo shop on the beach), Atlantis the palm island, and have a 2 hours cruise in the sky line of Dubai Marina, JBR, Blue water and Ain Dubai Have an International buffet dinner, unlimited soft drinks, coffee, water and tea; live music with 1 entertainment show. Then back to hotel.

Day04. TUE. Departure.  Relax and transfer to airport for your international flight

 ARBAMINCH 4 days

01. SAT. Fly to Arbaminch. Ones arrived, check-in and lunch at Emerald Resort Arbaminch. Emerald Resort is a beautiful Resort with a spectacular view over the Rift Valley lakes of Chamo and Abaya which are divided by a mountain called in Amharic “Yezghier dildi” which means “Bridge of Heaven” and the Netch Sar National park, in Amharic meaning “white grass”. www.emeraldresortandlodge.com Meals & ON Emerald Resort Arbaminch

02. Morning have a boat excursion on Chamo lake to admire the biggest crocodiles in Africa (reach 6 meters of length), hippos and many birds. Afternoon free enjoying the facilities at the Emerald Resort Arbaminch & relax. Meals & ON Emerald Resort Arbaminch

03. Morning drive to Chencha Mountain to visit the Dorze people, with their unique culture, houses and traditions. The Dorze are famous for their elephant truck shaped houses, their cultivation of the false banana (from which root they extract their traditional bread called Kotcho), the weaving works, cultivation of sorghum and more. If time permits visit also their Saturday’s market. Afternoon relax enjoying the facilities at the Emerald Resort Arbaminch.

04. TUE. Fly back to Addis Ababa. End of services

AWASH & HARAR 4 days

01. SAT. Drive to the crater lakes of DebreZeith for very nice views and a coffee break. Proceed then to Metehara lake and visit Kereyou nomad people on the way with their camels caravans and culture. Reach then the Awash National park. Late afternoon have a game drive, visit the Awash falls, spot crocodiles and hippos in the Awash river, spot different kind of birds and enjoy the unique flora and fauna. Dinner & ON lodge 

02. Early morning make a final game drive in the part and then drive to Harar. Afternoon tour of Harar: visit the Adere people houses, the mosques, the city walls, the basket production, the markets, French poet Rimbaud house, and more. Evening visit the hyena man: a man feeding wild hyenas. Dinner & ON hotel

03. Morning drive to Babile, the valley of marvels, and spot animals as Elephants and more. Afternoon remaining visits in Harar.   Dinner & ON hotel

04. TUE. Early morning drive to the very colorful chad market of Awedae. Then proceed to Dire Dawa, for visit of the town, the famous Ethiopia-Djibouti rail way and the markets. Then transfer to the airport for the flight to Addis Ababa. End of services

TANZANIA 4 days

01. SAT. Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport. Our driver is already waiting for you and brings you to Arusha. Then proceed to Tarangire National Park. Watch giraffes, elephants and impala along the Tarangire River in its natural environment. Lunch box on the way; dinner & ON lodge or tented camp in the park.

02. Passing by the crater highlands and the Ngorongoro crater you will arrive at the world famous Serengeti. The Maasai people had been grazing their livestock in the open plains of eastern Mara Region, which they named “endless plains”. Right at the Ngorongoro crater and the Naabi Hill Gate you can get more details about the area. The game drive through the wilderness will lead you to the lodge. Lunch box on the way; dinner & ON lodge or tented camp in the park

03. Explore the landscape and the wildlife of the Serengeti on today’s drives through the area. Optional you can book ahead and have a fantastic balloon safari over Serengeti. Serengeti National Park is known for its massive annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Seeking new pasture, the herds move north from their breeding grounds in the grassy southern plains. Many cross the marshy western corridor’s crocodile-infested Grumeti River. Others veer northeast to the Lobo Hills, home to black eagles. Black rhinos inhabit the granite outcrops of the Moru Kopjes. Meals & ON lodge or tented camp in the park

04. TUE. Morning have a game drive. Then transfer to Seronera for your flight to Arusha. Here you can connect then your flight to Zanzibar or drive to Kilimanjaro airport for your international flight (or have an overnight in Arusha for next day flight).