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Addis Ababa

2 Days Nature Tour from Addis Ababa to Awash National Park

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    What to Expect

    Day 1: Addis Ababa - Bishoftu - Awash National Park Ethiopia

    Stop At: Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, Lideta subcity, Kebele 01/18, Apt 972, Addis Ababa 180415 Ethiopia
    Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 8:00 AM and start the day’s drive on 225 km east if Addis to Awash National Park. After driving 45 km from Addis, stop at Bishoftu Crater Lake which is noted for its great scenery. Then on the way to the park, visit the villages of the Oromo people who are the biggest in number from Ethiopia’s more than 80 ethnic groups.

    Have lunch at Metehara town, and proceed driving to Awash NP with a stop at the saline Lake of Beseka – set in a unique landscape surrounded with black basalt lava remnants and strangely increasing in size and water volume.

    After check in to the Awash NP and Awash Falls Lodge, walk for about an hour to see Grivet Monkey, Colobus Monkey, and to enjoy visiting the Awash River Falls.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Pass By: Yerer Mountain, Debrezeit, Bishoftu 1000 Ethiopia
    Have a great view of Yerer Mountain from the street near the Bishoftu or Debre Ziet town.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Awash National Park - Addis Ababa

    Stop At: Awash National Park Entrance, Mawasn, Ethiopia
    After breakfast, game drive in Awash NP to see Beisa Oryx, Warthogs, Soemmerring’s Gazelle, Salt’s Dik-Diks, lesser Kudus, and if lucky, you may spot crocodiles in the Awash River. Among the more than 400 species of birds found in park, six endemic birds of Ethiopia can be seen in the park i.e. – Barbed Barbet, Golden Backed Woodpecker, White Winged Cliff Chat, White Tailed Starling, Thick Billed Raven, and Wattled Ibis. Then, head to a viewpoint to see the superb views of the Awash River Gorge. The Awash River does not reach the sea and runs a distance of about 1,200 km only in Ethiopia.

    Then, drive back to Addis Ababa with a lunch stop at Nazareth (Adama). You will also take part in a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and enjoy one of the best cups of coffees you ever taste. As Coffee is originally from the Kaffa area of Western Ethiopia, you may expect to taste your coffee and enjoy it as Ethiopians do.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (if visitors are just arriving) OR any hotel, lodge, guest house in Addis Ababa


    • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    2 days
    Return Details
    Any place in Addis Ababa visitor wants
    • Comfortable private Toyota Minivan of 2015/2016 equipped with air conditioning and seat belts
    • Private driver
    • Park Scout
    • Professional experienced English speaking tour guide
    • Family visits
    • Snacks and bottled water in the car
    • Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony attendance and coffee
    • Fuel surcharge
    • And all necessary government taxes
    • Accommodations
    • Meals
    • And, any expenses which are not mentioned in the "Included" list above
    • Entry/Admission - Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • June, July and August is the rainy season where the tour takes place. Please, bring boots, raincoats, etc
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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    • Yerer Mountain Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours
    • Duration: 2 days
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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