Southern and Eastern Ethiopia

This 3 week adventure takes you through the heart of the Lower Omo Valley before traversing eastwards to discover the Bale Mountains National Park, Awash National Park and the fantastic city of Harar. Our expert local guides will make sure your trips runs brilliantly from start to finish.

23 Days


Southern and Eastern Ethiopia - 23 - $4,226

Itinerary Map

Landmarks visited on Southern and Eastern Ethiopia


Day 1

Arrival at Bole International Airport. City tour Addis Ababa. Welcome dinner in cultural restaurant.

Day 2

Drive (4 hrs) Addis Ababa to Langano, en route visit Lake Ziway and Abijatta-Shalla National Park.

Day 3

Drive (5 hrs) Langano to Dorze, en route visit Lephis Forest or Senkele Game Sanctuary.

Day 4

Visit Dorze people and market.

Day 5

Drive (1 hr) Dorze to Arba Minch. Afternoon boat trip on Lake Chamo and game walk in Nech Sar National Park.

Day 6

Drive (2 hrs) Arba Minch to Konso. Visit Konso people, museum and maybe Konso King.

Day 7

Drive (2.5 hrs) Konso to Jinka, en route visit Key Afar market.

Day 8

Visit Mago National Park, Mursi people. Afternoon visit Ari people.

Day 9

Visit Jinka Museum. Drive (2.5 hrs) Jinka to Turmi, en route visit Dimeka market. Optional 'Evangadi' dance and/ or 'Bull jump' ceremony if it coincides with your stay in Turmi.

Day 10

Morning visit Karo people in Kolcho. Afternoon visit Hamar people. 

Day 11

Morning visit Dassanech people in Omerate. Afternoon visit market in Turmi and Hamar people. 

Day 12

Walk in Turmi area. Drive (6 hrs) Turmi to Yabello, en route visit Arbore people.

Day 13

Visit Borana people, 'singing well' and El Sod craterlake.

Day 14

Drive (6.5 hrs) Yabello to Yirgalem.

Day 15

Visit Sidamo people and coffee plantation.

Day 16

Drive (5 hrs) Yirgalem to Goba, en route visit fish market Hawassa and hike at Bale Mountains NP Headquarter in Dinsho.

Day 17

Visit Bale Mountains National Park.

Day 18

Drive (6.5 hrs) Goba to Awash National Park.

Day 19

Visit Awash National Park.

Day 20

Drive (6 hrs) Awash National Park to Harar

Day 21

Visit Babile, Valley of Marvels and camel market.

Day 22

City tour Harar. Evening visit Hyena Man.

Day 23

Visit bustling Saturday market. Drive (1,5 hrs) Harar to Dire Dawa. Flight Dire Dawa to Addis Ababa. Minibus available for transport around Addis Ababa. Evening transfer to Bole International Airport for international flight.

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Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices are per person based on 2 people travelling together. Prices guideline only, actual price swill depend on final itinerary, accommodation choices, and time of year. 


  • Domestic flights. 
  • Airport transfers and road transport around Addis Ababa and Harar by private minibus.
  • Road transport from day 2 until day 21 by standard 4WD with English speaking driver/ guide, including fuel, driver allowances and accommodation.
  • Accommodation based on double/ twin room sharing.
  • Meal plan bed and breakfast.
  • Fees for entrances, local guides, compulsory scouts/ security personnel and boats for activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes for the services included in the tour price.


  • International flights and visa fees.
  • Lunches and dinners, unless stated as included above.
  • Activities not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary.
  • Fees for photos and video.
  • Other personal expenses, souvenirs, tips and gratuities, etc.

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