Remote Corners of Ethiopia

Those willing to journey into Ethiopia's most remote corners will find some of the most extraordinary experiences on offer in the country. This itinerary takes you into the heart of Gambella National Park, one of the hardest to reach but rewarding destinations anywhere in Africa.

6 Days

$15,612

Remote Corners of Ethiopia - 6 - $15,612

Itinerary Map

Start from Addis Ababa and end at Addis Ababa

Landmarks visited on Remote Corners of Ethiopia

Itinerary

Day 1: Addis Ababa 

Fly into Bole International Airport,  Addis Ababa. Upon landing, clear Immigration, collect your luggage and exit the airport to meet your driver guide for a city tour and introduction to Ethiopia. The city tour will take in a few highlights like the National and Ethnological museums, Trinity Cathedral and St Georges Church and gallery. 

Overnight: Hyatt Regency Hotel

Included: Professional Guide, Private Minivan, All meals (excluding alcohol). 

Day 2: Gambella National Park

Transfer to the airport for a charter flight west to to Gambella National Park, arguably the most remote wilderness in Ethiopia. Met by the camp team upon landing, you will be transferred to the Tented Camp. Evening walk in the vicinity of the tented camp. The Tented Camp is situated in a grove of trees close to the pan handle of the park which joins the Baro river. It is an ideal location from which to explore the Northern boundary of the Park, which tends to get most of the Kob Migration.

Overnight: Gambela Tented Camp

Included: Charter flight, professional guide, 4x4 vehicle, all meals and bar. 

Day 3: Gambella National Park

Flight across the swamp lands of Gambella, looking for Shoebills, Nile lechwe as well as big herds of buffalo and lion. Depending on time of year, witness incredible numbers of Kob on the edge of the Park. Evening walk in the vicinity of the camp.

Overnight: Gambela Tented Camp

Included: Charter flight, professional guide, 4x4 vehicle, all meals and bar. 

Day 4: Gambella National Park

Drive down (2 hours) to the plains in the North West corner of the Park to see big herds of Kob and visit Nuer cattle camps. Overnight in fly camp on river or flooded oxbow with multitude of birds. 

Overnight: Gambela Tented Camp

Included: Professional guide, 4x4 vehicle, all meals and bar.

Day 5: Gambella National Park

Drive back to Tented Camp (2 hours). Fly across to the drier South West of the Park and look for elephant and giraffe. The lakes and pans down here have the most incredible birdlife. Evening walk/drive in the vicinity of camp. 

Overnight: Gambela Tented Camp

Included: Professional guide, 4x4 vehicle, all meals and bar.

Day 6: Gambella National Park.

Transfer to Gambella town for the commercial, Ethiopian Airlines, flight back to Addis. Collect your luggage and exit the airport to meet your driver for transfer to the hotel where a room is included for day use.Last evening spent out at a good restaurant in town, before being transferred back to the airport to fly home.

Day Room: Hyatt Regency Hotel

Included: Domestic flight, farewell meal. 

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Itinerary price based on 2 travellers. Per person price decreases with group size. 

Includes

  • Internal light aircraft charter flights.
  • Airport transfers and road transport by private minibus.
  • Accommodation based two people sharing a double room/tent.
  • Meal plan full board plus drinks in camp.
  • Fees for entrances, local guides and compulsory scouts for activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Exclusive use of camp.
  • All government taxes for the services included in the tour price.

Excludes

  • International flights and visa fees.
  • 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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