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Menz Guassa Trekking 5 Days Tour Package

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Day 1: Addis Ababa City Tour

Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St Addis Ketema, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Up on your arrival at Bole International Airport and you will clear immigration and proceed to baggage claim, after collecting your checked bags, clear customs and pass through the arrivals hall where you will be meet by FINOT TOUR ETHIOPIA representative, who will assist you with your transfer to your hotel.

After a break in the afternoon, you will enjoy a half day guided tour of Entoto mountain and the Ethnological Museum, with its artifacts and displays of the cultures and handicrafts of Ethiopia’s many ethnic groups. At the famous National Museum, with its cultural and archaeological relics, you will visit the famous “Lucy,” a 3.2 million-year-old female hominid who was discovered in Ethiopia’s Awash Valley in 1974. Time permitting; the open-air market of Addis, the Mercato, is the largest on the continent, and you will take a drive through it. you may also visit Ba’ata Church, also known as Menelik’s Mausoleum, one of the oldest of the churches in Addis, built in 1911. It houses beautiful paintings and the royal tombs of past emperors, including Emperor Haile Selassie.

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Soramba Hotel

Day 2: Drive to Menz Guassa Regreg

Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St Addis Ketema, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Arrive at Guassa Community Lodge at Regreg around lunchtime, meet up with guide and check in. After a short rest, take a short trek to the nearby mountain top; this idyllic spot offers genuinely stunning views over the Guassa plateau and the chance to spot the Ethiopian wolf. Along the trail, your guide will describe the natural surroundings as well as the local history and conservation efforts. You will end back at ‘Regreg’, where you’ll be briefed about the upcoming treks.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Comping

Day 3: Trek to Atse Wiha

Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St Addis Ketema, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
After an early breakfast, trek on foot or mule back for around five to six hours from Regreg to Atse-Wiha Camping ground, walking through an Afro-alpine meadow to “Lobelia Valley”, which is filled with thousands of these giant plants. The trail then winds its way into the moorland where visitors will experience the enormous highland flora as well as an impressive array of animal life including the endemic gelada and Ethiopian wolf. Have a picnic lunch in the majestic surroundings, and keep an eye out for a rare and the graceful bird of prey - the lammergeyer, or bearded vulture. This raptor, considered the lord of the high plateau, can often be seen soaring in searching of food. In the late afternoon, the mules are sent back to their base and you’ll set up camp at Atse-Wiha.

Transportation: Land cruiser

Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Comping

Day 4: Trek to Cheguarit Meda

Stop At: Addis Ababa Golf Club, Old Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
This scenic trail to Cheguarit Meda (four to five hours) offers splendid views of the untouched juniper forest of yegana, now become rare in Ethiopia. These trails offer a variety of interesting attractions including endemic bird species and wildlife and scenic overlooks down to the lowlands. Before the final ascent towards the camp, discover a cluster of stone houses in the traditional Menz village at Tebab. The Menz people are famous for their two story stone huts with thatched roofs, and their woven wool rugs and traditional blankets are considered to be some of Ethiopia’s finest weaving work. Before returning to camp, you’ll sip coffee with villagers. The evening will be most memorable as everyone gathers around a campfire to attend a traditional Menz dance ceremony!
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Comping

Day 5: Drive Back to Addis Ababa

Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St Addis Ketema, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Enjoy a short trek to the main road, where there will be a vehicle waiting for you to drive back to Addis Ababa. Afternoon arrival at Addis, Finally cultural dinner with live cultural dance performance in one of the best Ethiopian traditional restaurant. Then transfer to the airport for your departure.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Bole International Airport
Duration
5 days
Inclusions
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • 2 L Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Parking Fees
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Local Guide and driver Allowance
  • Entry/Admission - Addis Mercato
  • Entry/Admission - Addis Ababa Golf Club
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Anything which is not Mentioned on inclusion
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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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