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Southern Ethiopia

Ethiopia

11 Nights & 12 Days

November 22 – December 3, 2024

Prices from

$6,005/px

single & double occupancy available

Ethiopia – The Southern Route

– Elevate, Enlighten & Escape –

Ethiopia is located in the ‘Horn of Africa’ along the northeast region of the continent and contains more than 70% of Africa’s mountains. Ethiopia, also known as the Cradle of Mankind, is home to the oldest humanoid on earth, the ancient Aksumite Empire, Ark of the Covenant, and countless historical museums and churches including Debre Birhan Selassie I Church.

The capital of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa, which means ‘New Flower’, is often referred to as the ‘Political Capital of Africa’ as it is the headquarters for the African Union. The flourishing capital of Ethiopia offers a variety of authentic restaurants, theaters and the burial grounds of Emperor Selassie I.

On this tour will travel throughout Southern Ethiopia and explore cultural, historical, and ecological sites in the areas of Arba Minch, Jinka, Turmi and ending in Konso before returning to Addis Ababa.

Add-Ons Available

Please schedule a phone call or send us a message to inquire about international round trip flights.

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Day to Day Itinerary

Away to Africa - Addis-Ababa

DAY 1

Arrive to Ethiopia and Unwind

Friday, November 22, 2024

After landing at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in Ethiopia, your private Away to Africa driver will transport you to your lodging. If time allows, go on a sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa that includes:

Visiting Mount Entoto – the highest peak in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meters, which was the site for the first palace of Emperor Menelik-II.

Exploring local weaving – here you will view the weavers during the process and products they are selling.

  Golden Tulip Addis Ababa.   Dinner Included
Away to Africa - Travel to Arba Minch

DAY 2

Drive to Langano

Saturday, November 23, 2024

After breakfast, leave for Lake Langano via Hossana visiting the Melka Kunture archaeological site, 12th century unique Tiya steles, and the Gurage & Oromo villages. We shall also visit the rift valley lakes of Ziway and Langano.

  Sabana Beach Resort .   Dinner Included
Away to Africa - Travel to Arba Minch 2

DAY 3

Drive to Bale Mountains

Sunday, November 24, 2024

After breakfast, drive to Bale Mountains National Park with a stop at Dinsho – the head quarter of Bale Mountains National Park.

Here, you will have the best opportunity to spot the Mountain Nyala, Menelik Bush buck warthogs, and different birds like Abyssinian cat bird, Abyssinian long eared owl, and white backed black tit.

  Goba Wabe Shebelle Hotel .   All Meals Included
Away to Africa - Travel to Jinka

DAY 4

Bale Mountains National Park

Monday, November 25, 2024

​Today we will depart early, to ascend the Bale massif onto the Sanetti Plateau, which is an area that supports seven globally threatened species of birds and the elusive Ethiopian or Simien Wolf.

In the afternoon, we will make a wildlife excursion in Harena, known for its mammals, amphibians and birds, including many endemic species. This remarkable forest is the largest intact forest block in Ethiopia and the largest protected Afro-alpine forest on the continent.

  Goba Wabe Shebelle Hotel .   All Meals Included

DAY 5

Drive to Awassa

Tuesday, November 26, 2024

After breakfast, drive to Sennete for another attempt at spotting the endemic Ethiopian wolf before going to Awassa.

  Haile Resort Hawassa .   All Meals Included

DAY 6

Drive to Arba Minch

Wednesday, November 27, 2024

After breakfast, visit the Fish market in Lake Awassa, before driving to Arba Minch with a stop at Alaba and Dorze tribal villages.

Dorze people are known for their weaving culture which is reflected in their beautiful cotton clothes, fences, and beehive shaped bamboo huts.

  Paradise Lodge Arbaminch .   All Meals Included
away to africa ethiopia addis ababa

DAY 7

Travel to Jinka

Thursday, November 28, 2024

In the morning, have a remarkable boat ride on the southernmost Rift Valley Lake of Ethiopia – Lake Chamo, to spot Hippos and Giant Crocodiles.

In the afternoon, drive to Jinka, and if time allows you will visit the Omo Valley Cultural Museum.

  Eco-Omo Lodge .   All Meals Included

DAY 8

Jinka

Friday, November 29, 2024

​After breakfast, leave Jinka and drive to Mursi village to visit and appreciate the very attractive culture of the Mursi tribe.

They are renowned for their custom where women who on reaching maturity, have their lower lips slit and circular disks inserted.

Spend the day with a Mursi family to see their way of life.

  Eco-Omo Lodge .   All Meals Included
Away to Africa - Travel to Turmi Ethiopia

DAY 9

Travel To Turmi

Saturday, November 30, 2024

After breakfast, visit the Ari People, who inhabit the northern part of the Mago National Park and are known to paint and scar their bodies as part of their culture.

Then drive to Turmi, visiting the weekly market of the Benna and Hamer tribes, known for their traditional bull jumping is a rite of passage for men coming of age.

  Paradise Turmi Lodge .   All Meals Included

DAY 10

Visit Turmi

Sunday, December 1, 2024

In the morning, you will make an excursion trip to Murulle – the village of Karo people, known for their symbolic and ornamental expressions in the painting of their body and face decorations.

In the afternoon, visit the Dasenech people, who are pastralists, but due to the harsh territory, they have moved south to grow crops and fish.

  Paradise Turmi Lodge .   All Meals Included
Konso, Ethiopia

DAY 11

Travel to Konso

Monday, December 2, 2024

In the morning, make your way to Konso. where you will visit the Konso village which is recently registered as the 9th UNESCO World heritage site in Ethiopia.

The Konso people are noted for their rock terracing and colorful hand woven cotton clothes.

  Kanta Lodge .   All Meals Included
away to africa travel roasting coffee in ethopia

DAY 12

Depart Mama Africa

Tuesday, December 3, 2024

After breakfast, drive to Arbaminch. In the afternoon, fly back to Addis Ababa for souvenir shopping and a farewell dinner before transferring to the airport for your international departure back home.

  Traveling .   Breakfast Included

“When the webs of the spider join, they can trap a lion.”

– ETHIOPIAN PROVERB

Your Investment

WE offer flexible & custom payment plans
contact us for a quote with flights included

Single room for one person. Couples are considered double occupancy.

November 22 – December 3, 2024

$9,203/pp

DEPOSIT $250

For alternate payment options including direct deposit & PayPal please contact us.

Custom Payment plans available at booking

One room with two beds. Paired travelers will share a room.*

November 22 – December 3, 2024

$6,005/pp

DEPOSIT $250

For alternate payment options including direct deposit & PayPal please contact us.

Custom Payment plans available at booking

*If booking a double room as a solo traveler we will attempt to pair you with another solo traveler. If we’re unable to match within 60 days of tour, you must upgrade and pay a single traveler supplement (single occupancy).*

Included

Our tour to Ethiopia includes enjoying diverse cultural expeditions throughout the country based on single/double occupancy ensuite for all lodging.

  • Swag Bag including our ‘I Met God’ T-shirt upon arrival
  • All Lodging Accommodations.
  • One way flight ticket from Arbaminch to Addis Ababa. (The inclusion of listed flights is contingent on your selected tour package).
  • Specified Meals throughout the entire tour.
  • An Away to Africa Tour Representative that travels with you 100% of the time on the ground during the duration of the tour.
  • All Transportation Costs which includes Personal Driver and Airport Pickup & Drop-off.
  • Entry Fees into all Excursions and all lounges we attend as a group.
  • Pricing is contingent on the time which tickets are purchased.

Not Included

  • International Round Trip Flight Add-On is available for each departure.
  • Required travel documentation (Valid Passport &/or Visa).
  • Parties and Events not included in package.
  • Transport outside of tours.
  • Gratuities for Guides & Drivers.
  • Travel Insurance (More Info About Insurance).*affiliate link*
  • Hotel Room Charges, Personal Telephone Calls on Hotel Phones & Laundry.
  • Souvenirs & Snacks, Lunch, Dinner & Alcoholic drinks.
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    DAY 1

    Arrive to Ethiopia and Unwind

    Friday, November 22, 2024

    After landing at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in Ethiopia, your private Away to Africa driver will transport you to your lodging. If time allows, go on a sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa that includes:

    Visiting Mount Entoto – the highest peak in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meters, which was the site for the first palace of Emperor Menelik-II.

    Exploring local weaving – here you will view the weavers during the process and products they are selling.

      Golden Tulip Addis Ababa .   Dinner Included
    Away to Africa - Addis-Ababa
    Away to Africa - Travel to Arba Minch

    DAY 2

    Drive to Langano

    Saturday, November 23, 2024

    After breakfast, leave for Lake Langano via Hossana visiting the Melka Kunture archaeological site, 12th century unique Tiya steles, and the Gurage & Oromo villages. We shall also visit the rift valley lakes of Ziway and Langano.

      Sabana Beach Resort .   Dinner Included

    DAY 3

    Drive to Bale Mountains

    Sunday, November 24, 2024

    After breakfast, drive to Bale Mountains National Park with a stop at Dinsho – the head quarter of Bale Mountains National Park.

    Here, you will have the best opportunity to spot the Mountain Nyala, Menelik Bush buck warthogs, and different birds like Abyssinian cat bird, Abyssinian long eared owl, and white backed black tit.

      Goba Wabe Shebelle Hotel .   All Meals Included
    Away to Africa - Travel to Arba Minch 2
    Away to Africa - Travel to Jinka

    DAY 4

    Bale Mountains National Park

    Monday, November 25, 2024

    ​Today we will depart early, to ascend the Bale massif onto the Sanetti Plateau, which is an area that supports seven globally threatened species of birds and the elusive Ethiopian or Simien Wolf.

    In the afternoon, we will make a wildlife excursion in Harena, known for its mammals, amphibians and birds, including many endemic species. This remarkable forest is the largest intact forest block in Ethiopia and the largest protected Afro-alpine forest on the continent.

      Goba Wabe Shebelle Hotel .   All Meals Included

    DAY 5

    Drive to Awassa

    Tuesday, November 26, 2024

    After breakfast, drive to Sennete for another attempt at spotting the endemic Ethiopian wolf before going to Awassa.

      Haile Resort Hawassa .   All Meals Included

    DAY 6

    Drive to Arba Minch

    Wednesday, November 27, 2024

    After breakfast, visit the Fish market in Lake Awassa, before driving to Arba Minch with a stop at Alaba and Dorze tribal villages.

    Dorze people are known for their weaving culture which is reflected in their beautiful cotton clothes, fences, and beehive shaped bamboo huts.

      Paradise Lodge Arbaminch .   All Meals Included

    DAY 7

    Travel to Jinka

    Thursday, November 28, 2024

    In the morning, have a remarkable boat ride on the southernmost Rift Valley Lake of Ethiopia – Lake Chamo, to spot Hippos and Giant Crocodiles.

    In the afternoon, drive to Jinka, and if time allows you will visit the Omo Valley Cultural Museum.

      Eco-Omo Lodge .   All Meals Included
    away to africa ethiopia addis ababa

    DAY 8

    Jinka

    Friday, November 29, 2024

    ​After breakfast, leave Jinka and drive to Mursi village to visit and appreciate the very attractive culture of the Mursi tribe.

    They are renowned for their custom where women who on reaching maturity, have their lower lips slit and circular disks inserted.

    Spend the day with a Mursi family to see their way of life.

      Eco-Omo Lodge .   All Meals Included

    DAY 9

    Travel To Turmi

    Saturday, November 30, 2024

    After breakfast, visit the Ari People, who inhabit the northern part of the Mago National Park and are known to paint and scar their bodies as part of their culture.

    Then drive to Turmi, visiting the weekly market of the Benna and Hamer tribes, known for their traditional bull jumping is a rite of passage for men coming of age.

      Paradise Turmi Lodge .   All Meals Included
    Away to Africa - Travel to Turmi Ethiopia

    DAY 10

    Visit Turmi

    Sunday, December 1, 2024

    In the morning, you will make an excursion trip to Murulle – the village of Karo people, known for their symbolic and ornamental expressions in the painting of their body and face decorations.

    In the afternoon, visit the Dasenech people, who are pastralists, but due to the harsh territory, they have moved south to grow crops and fish.

      Paradise Turmi Lodge .   All Meals Included

    DAY 11

    Travel to Konso

    Monday, December 2, 2024

    In the morning, make your way to Konso. where you will visit the Konso village which is recently registered as the 9th UNESCO World heritage site in Ethiopia.

    The Konso people are noted for their rock terracing and colorful hand woven cotton clothes.

      Kanta Lodge .   All Meals Included
    Konso, Ethiopia
    away to africa travel roasting coffee in ethopia

    DAY 12

    Depart Mama Africa

    Tuesday, December 3, 2024

    After breakfast, drive to Arbaminch. In the afternoon, fly back to Addis Ababa for souvenir shopping and a farewell dinner before transferring to the airport for your international departure back home.

      Traveling .   Breakfast Included

    “When the webs of the spider join, they can trap a lion.”

    – ETHIOPIAN PROVERB

    Your Investment

    WE offer flexible & custom payment plans
    contact us for a quote with flights included

    Single room for one person. Couples are considered double occupancy.

    November 22 – December 3, 2024

    $9,203/pp

    DEPOSIT $250

    For alternate payment options including direct deposit & PayPal please contact us.

    Custom Payment plans available at booking

    One room with two beds. Paired travelers will share a room.*

    November 22 – December 3, 2024

    $6,005/pp

    DEPOSIT $250

    For alternate payment options including direct deposit & PayPal please contact us.

    Custom Payment plans available at booking

    *If booking a double room as a solo traveler we will attempt to pair you with another solo traveler. If we’re unable to match within 60 days of tour, you must upgrade and pay a single traveler supplement (single occupancy).*

    Included

    Our tour to Ethiopia includes enjoying diverse cultural expeditions throughout the country based on single/double occupancy ensuite for all lodging.

    • Swag Bag including our ‘I Met God’ T-shirt upon arrival
    • All Lodging Accommodations.
    • One way flight ticket from Arbaminch to Addis Ababa. (The inclusion of listed flights is contingent on your selected tour package).
    • Specified Meals throughout the entire tour.
    • An Away to Africa Tour Representative that travels with you 100% of the time on the ground during the duration of the tour.
    • All Transportation Costs which includes Personal Driver and Airport Pickup & Drop-off.
    • Entry Fees into all Excursions and all lounges we attend as a group.
    • Pricing is contingent on the time which tickets are purchased.

    Not Included

  • International Round Trip Flight Add-On is available for each departure.
  • Required travel documentation (Valid Passport &/or Visa).
  • Parties and Events not included in package.
  • Transport outside of tours.
  • Gratuities for Guides & Drivers.
  • Travel Insurance (More Info About Insurance).*affiliate link*
  • Hotel Room Charges, Personal Telephone Calls on Hotel Phones & Laundry.
  • Souvenirs & Snacks, Lunch, Dinner & Alcoholic drinks.
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