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Arba Minch, Dorze Tribe, Konso, and Awasa Private 4 Days Tour from Addis Ababa

It is four days private nature, culture and wildlife tour from Addis Ababa. This 4-days tour of southern Ethiopia takes visitors south to Arba Minch, Konso, Dorze, Shashemene and Awassa.

With 4-Days Arba Minch, Dorze Tribe, and Awasa Private Guided Tour: -
- Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ethiopia - Steles of Tiya and Konso Cultural Landscapes
- Gain inspiring cultural experience by visiting the Konso and Dorze tribes
- Enjoy breathtaking scenery of the Rift Valley
- Explore Abiyatta Shalla Lakes National Park
- Visit the Fish Market of Lake Awassa
- Spot a number of Ethiopian birds at the Rift Valley Lake of Ziway, and
- Learn about the Rastafarianism Belief by visiting the Jamaican Rastafarian Community at Shashemene

Tour includes total drive of about 1,300 km. We use private comfortable Toyota Minivan equipped with air conditioning and seat belts. Professional informative English speaking tour guide accompanies this private four days tour from Addis Ababa.

per adult from

$1,801

AUD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Private Comfortable Toyota Minivan equipped with air conditioning and seat belts
    • Professional informative English speaking tour guide
    • Family visits
    • Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony attendance and coffee
    • Bottled Water and local snacks in the car
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Ziway
    What's excluded :
    • Accommodations
    • Meals and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • And, any expenses which are not mentioned in the "Included" list above
    • Entry/Admission - Tiya World Heritage Site
    • Entry/Admission - Dorze Village
    • Entry/Admission - Fish Market at Awassa Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Abidjatta-Shalla National Park

  • Day 1: Addis Ababa - Steles of Tiya – Butajira – Arba Minch

    Stop At: Tiya World Heritage Site, Tiya Ethiopia
    Next, discover the grave site of the Steles of Tiya (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Here you will see about 40 stone grave markers decorated with carvings and erected in the 14th Century AD.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Butajira, Butajira, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    After lunch at Butajira town, pass by the circular Crater Lake Hare Sheitan (Devil’s Lake). Stop at selected outlooks to enjoy the superb view of the Ethiopian section of the Great East African Rift Valley.
    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Day 2: Arba Minch – Karat Konso – Arba Minch

    Stop At: Konso, Konso, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    Take an excursion from Arba Minch to Konso (or Karat-Konso) to visit the villages of the tribal people of Konso. The Konso people are noted for colorful clothing, traditional masks and shields, and decorative feathers.

    Visit Konso [UNESCO World Heritage Site] famous for its rock terraced agricultural Konso Cultural Landscape, architecturally inspiring villages fenced with huge stones, wooden ceremonial structures, and their colorful hand woven cotton costumes.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Konso, Konso, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    Meet the "King of Konso" who is in charge of governing the nine clans of Konso. Then, visit Konso Museum to have a deeper knowledge of the culture and history of the Konso people.

    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Day 3: Arba Minch – Shashemene – Awasa

    Stop At: Dorze Village, Arba Minch Ethiopia
    After breakfast, drive for an hour to Chencha where you will experience the Dorze Tribe culture by visiting their huge bamboo huts, learning how the Dorze people prepare their bread and porridge from the root of Enset (False Banana Tree).
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Shashamene Zuria, Ethiopia
    Drive north to Awasa visiting the villages of the Alaba tribal. After lunch at Shashemene, learn the religious and historical background of Rastafarianism by visiting the Jamaican Rastafarian Community and their church.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Awasa, Awasa, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    Walk by the shores of Lake Awassa to enjoy the most beautiful sunset of the tour
    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Day 4: Awasa – Fish Market of Awasa Lake – Abidjatta Shalla National Park – Addis Ababa

    Stop At: Fish Market at Awassa Lake, Awassa Lake, Awasa Ethiopia
    Uncover how life goes at the Fish Market of Awassa Lake by seeing how locals collect the fish catch by net, clean it by hand, and enjoy their breakfast of fresh catch fish.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Abidjatta-Shalla National Park, Awasa Ethiopia
    Take a gentle waling tour in the Abidjatta Shalla National Park to see gazelles, warthogs, ostriches, etc. Take time at a viewpoint to enjoy the superb scenery of Lake Abidjatta and Lake Shalla.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lake Ziway, Ziway Ethiopia
    Have lunch by the side of the other Rift Valley Lake of Langano – the only Rift Valley Lake of Ethiopia which is free from Bilharziasis and safe for swimming.

    On the way back to Addis Ababa, stop at the Rift Valley Lake of Ziway and one of the crater lakes of Bishoftu.

    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    ANY HOTEL, LODGE, GUEST HOUSE IN ADDIS ABABA Or Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (if visitors are just arriving)Airports
    • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please book hotels before booking the tour. Paradise Lodge and Haile Resort in Arba Minch, and Lewi Resort and Haile Resort in Awassa are the best places to stay.
    • June, July and August are the rainy season so please prepared accordingly dresswise
    • Women are expected to cover hairs when visiting the Adadi Mariam Rock Church
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours

Activity ID: V-10131P10

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