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Day 02 Drive morning to Bale Goba on the route visit the crater lakes of Debrezeith with admiring the landscape of the central Rift and its lakes in distance the objective of this route is to visit the Bale Mountain National Park which is located about 400km from Addis Ababa, it is stretched over an area of 2000km2 with altitude ranges of 1500m - 4377m asl. This National Park it the largest Afro Alpine habitat park in Africa. On the rout you will view the controlled hunting areas of Arsi Mountains and the museums in Assala which have details information about eco-tourism for Aris - Bale massive. Lunch at the town of Asella the capital of Arsi Zone 175km from Addis Ababa. This place where distinguished world athletes like Haile Gebresellaisee, Darartu Tulu, Kenenisa Bekele Tirunesh Dibaba and others emerged. Continue your trip with spectacle attractions of the Chains Mountains known as Arbagugu kalka, Galama - Boroluku, Munessa Kuke and Aluto. This Chain Mountains are reserved for the major game animals of m Mountain Nyala, klipspringer and Menelik’s  bushbuck. Overnight at guesthouse or hotel.

Day 03 This place is the perfect site of viewing Mountain Nyala and Menlik bushbuck etc and the Museum and you collect relevant information about the park. Drive to Senete Plateau and Harrena Escarpment: Views, vegetation and animals; the Bale Mountain National Park which is the home of 46 mammal and more than 206 bird species and vegetation of unspoiled wonder land. The majors are various tree species and precious endemic mammals namely red wolves, Mountain Nyala and Menelik bushbuck.

In Bale National Parks are three main divisions the northern area is called Dinsho and Gassay Plain, the central alpine part- Senate and the southern part forest area is Haranna. Sanate, nick-named as ‘The island in the air’ is a high plateau souring up over 4000m on the top. The second highest peak in the country next to Ras Dashen is Tullu Dimtu , 4377masl, is among many peaks on the plateau found here in Sanate. You visit here the seasonal tiny alpine lakes some rare birds and above all the endemic red wolves and giant Mol rat the top tourist attractions.

Then continue your trip the southern Haranna area in an area of lower altitude covered with dense moist tropical forest. The road penetrating Sannate and Haranna forest connects Goba with Dallo Manana towns. Here the main attraction dense mist forest, African hunting dog, giant forest hog, spotted hyena, lion, leopards, Colobus monkey , etc abound in Haranna forest. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 By admiring the view of Gassay Valley, Sannate which is looks like in distance the island in the air, the summit of Tullu Dimtu, Harana escarpment, Harana forest  Kacha Site and Weyb Valley, drive to visit the Sof Omer cave. It’s one of the world’s biggest and Africa largest caves with 42 interval entrances and its total passages distance of 15.6km, its 1.2km tourist route which crosses the river seven times and takes visitors about 2 hours walking. It is located 110km from the town of Robe. The cave has flat topography and deep gorge cut by River Weyb. The entrance is the right spot where visitors start the cave expedition. The beauty of the cave comes from the untouched and savages aspects of the huge main passages, the very special shape of the section of the galleries, the white color of the lime stone and basalt that form the walls. Overnight return to hotel.

Day 05 Drive from Goba to Wondogenet on rout of Dodola which the first sight of Bale Mountain Chain comes to view this Adaba and Dodola Chain Mountain is best for trekking to visit the Bale Mountains. Transfer to hotel, after enough rest you can have refreshment by experiencing the therapeutic hot spring bath and swimming, at night hotel.

Day 06 Morning visit the fish market at Awassa crossing Guji people, drive to Yabelo, with admiring very nice landscapes and continue for the Borena people, at night hotel.

Day 07 Drive to Elsod crater, from where Borena men extract salt. Visit some of their villages, at night hotel.

Day 08 Drive to Turmi, crossing the Konso with particular culture, traditions way of life and more. They are famous on terracing style agriculture. Continue crossing Tsemay and Erbore people and villages. They have colorful hairstyles, way of dressing and lows of the Evangadi living quite peculiar. Continue to the village of Turmi, of the Hamer people. Dinner and at night Turmi camping or at extra cost at the tented bungalows of the lodge and campsite.

Day 09 Visit Hamer people, their villages, possible some dance, the unique marriage ceremonies, at Turmi or Dimeka villages. These tribes are famous for their hairstyles, ornaments, scarification, and culture, at night Turmi camping.

Day 10 Drive to Omorate, at bank of Omo River, to admire the Dhassanech villages. Excursion to the Turkana Lake at border of Kenya can be added. Back for dinner and at night hotel at Turmi.

Day 11 Drive to the Karo people and villages, visit Kortcho village with very pleasant views over Omo River, like Duss village. Drive to Jinka town, at night hotel.

Day 12 proceed to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi people and villages, Admire these tribes, where for beauty women use to put clay plates in to their lips, men have different scarification and more particularities, visit their way of life in the villages, etc and back to Jinka village, at night local hotel.

Day 13 Continue for the Mago Park and game driving to admire various animals, among which different antelopes and birds, at night camping.

Day 14 Drive to Arbaminch , meaning 40 springs on rout to visit the Ari, Bena and Tsemay people, visit the Konso, famous tracing villages and traditions, and the Derashe people, at night hotel in Arbaminch.

Day 15 Morning visits the Nitch Sar Park with remarkable views over the lakes and different mammals, as the endemic Swaynes Hartebeest, Zebras, lesser Kudu, and others. Back lunch  in Arbaminch, afternoon make boat trip on Chamo Lake, admire crocodiles and hippos, here crocodiles are some of the longest in Africa, with length of 6m and also above, dinner and at night hotel.

Day 16 Morning excursion to Chencha, to visit the Dorze people, their particular weaving works for which they are famous, amazing houses, cultivation of sorghum and the false banana and more then continue to Langano with few stoppage at Wolaita people, their villages, culture, the cultivation of the false banana tree; from which roots they extract their traditional bread, known as Kotcho and many more,  at night hotel.

Day 17 visiting the three Rift Valley lakes of Shala, Abyata and Langano; you can swim, boat trip horse riding at Lake of Langano and visit the lakes of Shala and Abyata.  Visit these lakes; rich in birds, such as pelicans flamingoes, storks and more and the National Parks, with 31 species of mammals and 367 species of birds the major are animals like Grant’s gazelles, warthog, spotted hyena, golden and black backed jackals different kinds of apes and Olive baboons and the ostrich farms. After lunch drive to Addis Ababa, it is 218km.

Day 18 Tour to the Merkato (not on Sunday), biggest open-air market in Africa, and different souvenir shops. Dinner we propose a traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances of the different Ethiopia regions, at night transfer to Addis Ababa International Airport for the departures.

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