13 days

Ethiopia round trip

Come with us on a journey of discovery through Ethiopia, the origin of coffee, and experience the fascinating history, rich culture and unique beauty of this unforgettable country.

from 2199€ p.p.
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Travel duration
13 days
Price p. person
from 2199€
Max. Guests
16 guests

What is included?

What awaits you

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime in Ethiopia? This fascinating country will inspire you with its diverse nature. Explore the blue lakes and rivers that meander picturesquely through the country and marvel at the sublime Bale Mountains. Take a boat trip on the Chamo River to see hippos and crocodiles up close, visit indigenous peoples to learn about their unique culture and discover the breathtaking wildlife in the mountains. Immerse yourself in the impressive world of nature and culture of this fascinating country and collect unforgettable experiences during your trip through Ethiopia.

What awaits you

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime in Ethiopia? This fascinating country will inspire you with its diverse nature. Explore the blue lakes and rivers that meander picturesquely through the country and marvel at the sublime Bale Mountains. Take a boat trip on the Chamo River to see hippos and crocodiles up close, visit indigenous peoples to learn about their unique culture and discover the breathtaking wildlife in the mountains. Immerse yourself in the impressive world of nature and culture of this fascinating country and collect unforgettable experiences during your trip through Ethiopia.
Travel duration
13 days
Price p. person
from 2199€
Max. Guests
16 guests

What is included?

What makes our trips
so special

Round trip Ethiopia: Trip details

Click on individual days for details

You have the option of booking your flights separately or contacting us quickly and easily via WhatsApp for a personalized flight offer. If you book your flight separately, plan your journey so that you arrive at the airport in the afternoon to start our Ethiopian adventure together in the evening.

Your highlight today: Your Welcome Dinner

After your arrival in Addis Ababa, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide, who will then take you to your hotel. There you can check in at your leisure and recover a little from the journey. In the evening, you will all meet up at the Yod Abyssinia Cultural Restaurant. There you can try Ethiopian dishes and watch dancers perform their traditional routines. This gives you all a chance to get to know each other and round off your first evening together in a relaxed atmosphere.

Private transfer (approx. 35 km)

AirBnB

Your highlight today: Drive across the country & marvel at its landscapes

After a delicious breakfast, we set off for Arba Minch today. A nine-hour drive lies ahead of us, which will take us right across the country. A great opportunity to admire the country's diverse culture and breathtaking landscape.

Breakfast

Private transfer (approx. 500 km/ 9 hours)

Mora Heights Hotel

Your highlight today: Meet crocodiles & hippos!

Today we start our day with a relaxing boat trip on Lake Chamo. The lake is not only known for its hippos, but also for its exceptionally large crocodiles. The largest that has been sighted in recent years measured over 5.5 meters. After this impressive experience, we continue our journey to Jinka, passing through the fascinating areas of the Derase, Tsemay and Bena peoples.

Breakfast

Boat (approx. 2-3 hours), private transfer (approx. 240km / 7 hours)

Nasa Pension

Your highlights today: Drive through the vastness of Mago National Park & meet the Mursis

Today we are going to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi in their village. There is a good chance that we will see some interesting animals on the way there: Dik Diks, gazelle, baboons and many more. Once we arrive in the village, one thing quickly catches our eye: the women with their split lower lip. They wear clay disks up to 15 cm wide. Between the ages of 12 and 16, they begin to split their lips and stretch them with wooden blocks. After getting to know the people, their village and their customs, we continue towards Turmi, where we check into our next accommodation.

Breakfast

Private transfer (approx. 250 km/4 hours)

Turmi Lodge

Your highlight today: Get to know the Hammer people

Today we cross the Omo River to reach the Dassanech tribe and explore them. We then head to the Hammer village, which is also located in the Omo Valley. There we can immerse ourselves in Ethiopia's diverse ethnic groups and cultural traditions. We also learn about their animistic beliefs, which reflect the true spirit of Africa. In the afternoon, we return to our accommodation, where we end the evening together.

Breakfast

Private transfer (approx. 70km / 1 hour)

Turmi Lodge

Your highlights today: Visit the Thursday Kay Afar Market

This morning we start our journey from Turmi and make our way to the Konso. These highland settlements were awarded UNESCO cultural landscape status in 2011. There we visit the Key Afar market, which takes place every Thursday and is visited and maintained by the Derase, Tsemay and Bena peoples. We then explore a Konso village. The Konso are known for their tradition of erecting wooden tombs to mark the resting places of important leaders and warriors. They are elaborately decorated with the distinctive features of the deceased. These poles are also erected to symbolize the transition of a generation into adulthood. However, these can then be found on the village square. We then head to our hotel for today, which is also located in Konso.

Breakfast

Private transfer (approx. 185km / 4 hours)

Kanta Lodge

Your highlight today: We follow in the footsteps of the origin of coffee!

Our journey today takes us through picturesque coffee plantations, and we take the time to taste the most aromatic coffee locally. Hardly anyone knows that Ethiopia is considered the country of origin of coffee! A short stop at the stelae fields of Tutu Fella not only provides an opportunity to explore the uncertain origins and significance of these prehistoric stone monuments, but also allows us to stretch our legs. After our arrival in Awassa, a short city tour awaits us to get an overview of the town. We end the evening together either in the town or in our hotel.

Breakfast

Private transfer (approx. 350 km/ 7 hours)

Haile Resort

Your highlight today: Experience a local fish market

After a delicious breakfast, we explore the local fish market on the shores of Lake Hawassa. Here we experience the variety of fish, including the Ethiopian "sushi" variety, and observe the colorful hustle and bustle of the locals. We then travel to Yirgalem to Aregash Lodge, nestled between coffee plantations and lush vegetation. The charming tukuls in the style of traditional Sidama village houses offer cozy accommodation. The nearby forest is also home to over 100 species of birds and mammals, and the coffee plantation and nocturnal visits by hyenas promise further fascinating impressions.

Breakfast

Private transfer (approx. 110 km / 4 hours)

Aregash Lodge

Your highlight today: Trekking in Bale Mountain National Park

Today's drive takes us to Dinsho, the entrance to the legendary Bale Mountains, which rise to an altitude of around 4,500 meters. There we meet our guides and hike together to the Gaysey Grasslands. With a bit of luck, we may spot warthogs, Menelik's bushbuck and mountain hyalas along the way. In the evening, we set up our tents together and enjoy a relaxing end to the day.

 Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Private transfer (approx. 155 km / 4 hours), hike (approx. 4km / 2-3 hours)

Camping at Dinsho Campsite

Your highlight today: Marvel at the Habera waterfall

In the early hours of the morning, we start today's hike through the breathtaking landscape of the Bale Mountains. During the trekking tour through the park, there is a chance that we will see the rare Ethiopian wolves and birds of prey: so keep your fingers crossed! In between, we take a break at the Habera waterfall. After a short breather, we continue towards Sodota campsite to pitch our tents again and prepare everything for the night.

 Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Hike (approx. 18km / 6-7 hours)

Camping at Sodota Campsite

Your highlight today: Discover the Etiopian wolf

Today's hike takes us to Wasama. On the way there, we can enjoy the breathtaking scenery and incredible views. We cross the Mararo Valley, which is known to be home to bearded vultures and griffon vultures. We also have the opportunity to spot the Ethiopian wolf again - it is the rarest canid in the world and is considered the most endangered predator in Africa.

 Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Hike (approx. 11 km / 6-7 hours)

Camping at Wasma Campsite

Your highlight today: Climb Mt. Wasama at 4,200m

Today we start the day with another hike, this time up Mt. Wasama, at an altitude of 4,200 meters, and then into the Worgona Valley. Once again, we have the chance to observe exciting animals: Falcons, birds of prey and perhaps even the Ethiopian wolf. In the afternoon, we head to Lake Gerba Guracha, whose name means "black lake" in the Oromo language. We take a well-earned break there before heading to the Sennati Plateau, where we set up camp for the last time.

 Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Hike (approx. 12 km / 7-8 hours)

Camping at Sannati Plateau

Time to say goodbye! After a last breakfast together, we head back to Addis Ababa. On the way, we will stop in Adama for lunch. Once in the capital, we will organize shower facilities for you before heading to a farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant with a 180-degree view of Addis Ababa. Then it's off to the airport for you, where our Ethiopia round trip ends, but the memories remain!

 Breakfast

Private transfer (approx. 450 km/9 hours)

If you book your flights separately, you can flexibly plan your return flight on the day of departure.

We'd love to have you back for the next adventure!

Your Guide

Frew is one of our great guides, but it may be that another equally great guide will accompany you on your trip. Get to know Frew a little better in advance here!

Travel period

Accommodation

AirBnB Accomodation in Addis Ababa

Overnight stays: 1 (1st night)

Location: Addis Ababa

Room category: Standard Room (Twin Rooms)

Equipment: depending on availability 

 

The selection of our AirBnB is always subject to availability. The average standard corresponds to the this AirBnB.

Mora Heights Hotel

Overnight stays: 1 (2nd night)

Location: Arba Minch

Room category: Standard Room (Twin Rooms)

Equipment: Bar, restaurant, cafe, Wi-Fi, bed linen, mosquito nets, towels, laundry, souvenir store

The Mora Heights Hotel in Arba Minch is a charming hotel with modern amenities and breathtaking views. Surrounded by nature, it offers a relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. With comfortable rooms and a convenient location, it is an ideal choice for travelers looking to explore Arba Minch.

Nasa Pension

Overnight stays: 1 (3rd night)

Location: Jinka

Room category: Standard Room (Twin Rooms)

The Nasa Pension is a charming, family-run accommodation in the heart of the city of Jinka. With its ideal location close to restaurants and the museum, it offers a cozy atmosphere. Look forward to a pleasant stay in one of the 24 lovingly designed rooms.

Turmi Lodge

Overnight stays: 2 (4th to 5th night)

Location: Turmi

Room category: Standard room

Equipment: Bar, Restaurant, TV, Microwave, Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Bed linen, Towels

Turmi Lodge in Turmi is an authentic accommodation that offers an insight into the culture of the region. With traditional tukul huts and modern amenities, it combines comfort with local charm. The lodge is ideally located to experience the beauty of Turmi and the surrounding attractions.

Kanta Lodge

Overnight stays: 1 (6th night)

Location: Conso

Room category: Standard room

Equipment: WLAN, mosquito net, bar/lounge, restaurant

The Kanta Lodge in Konso is characterized by its inviting atmosphere and the successful combination of traditional architecture and modern comfort. Nestled in a natural setting with a huge garden, the lodge offers a relaxing retreat. Its convenient location makes it the perfect base from which to discover the fascinating culture of Konso.

Haile Resort

Overnight stays: 1 (7th night)

Location: Awassa

Room category: Standard room

Equipment: Bar, restaurant, outdoor pool, WLAN, private bathroom, shower & bathtub, air conditioning, Bed linen, towels, fitness center, Balcony 

At the Haile Resort in Awassa, you can expect a mix of modern facilities and a picturesque location on Lake Awassa. This makes it a unique oasis of relaxation. After our long drive, we can pamper ourselves in the hotel's own spa and wellness area and enjoy the wide range of relaxation options to the full.

Aregash Lodge

Overnight stays: 1 (8th night)

Location: Shashemene

Room category: Tukuls with 4 single beds

Equipment: Restaurant, private WC, bed linen, towels

Surrounded by coffee plantations, Aregash Lodge is a peaceful oasis for anyone looking for relaxation and a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The bamboo-roofed tukuls at Aregash Lodge are built in the style of a traditional Sidama village. Each bungalow is decorated with vibrant colors and furnished in traditional Sidama style to create a warm, luxurious atmosphere.

Camping

Overnight stays: (9th to 12th night)

Location: Bale Mountains National Park

Room category: Tent

Experience the fascination of camping in Bale Mountain National Park at various breathtaking locations:

  1. Night: Dinsho Campsite
  2. Night: Sodota Campsite
  3. Night: Wasama Campsite
  4. Night: Sannati Plateau

Immerse yourself in the nature of the national park and enjoy unforgettable nights at these picturesque campsites.

What makes our trips
so special

Important information

Do you offer trip cancellation insurance?

Should you not be able to fly for health reasons, there is a Travel cancellation insurancee.g. from HanseMerkur.

What is the minimum number of participants for the trip?

This trip has a minimum number of 8 guests. If this number is not reached 30 days before the scheduled date, TripLegend has the right to cancel the trip.

Can I arrive earlier or leave later?

You can individually plan a few days in advance or add a few days to all our trips, as it suits you best. Of course, we are also happy to give you tips for accommodation!

With whom do I share a double room?

By default, you will share a double room with a person of the same sex, but you are also welcome to book a single room.

What does your collaboration with local partners look like in concrete terms?

For us, supporting locals means working only with local guides, staying in local, family-run hotels, and eating at local restaurants. We often have a social/environmental cause that we incorporate into our trips (from volunteering at a wildlife rescue center in Namibia to the support of Buddhist monks in Nepal in their daily work or visiting a school in a Soviet ghost town in Kyrgyzstan and bringing soccer balls, books, pens, etc.).

General information

Please note that the itinerary, activities and hotels may be subject to change. These changes may occur without notice due to availability, inclement weather, seasonal changes or other circumstances beyond our control. We will always do our best to ensure that this has little or no impact on your experience.

Your travel highlights
  • Get to know the Mursi tribe
  • Discover hippos on the boat safari on Lake Chamo
  • Become part of the local community
  • Marvel at the endless expanse of the Bale Mountains
  • 4-day trekking adventure
  • Visit local weekly and fish markets
  • Discover the Ethiopian wolf with a bit of luck
Catering
  • 12 x breakfast
  • 4 x lunch
  • 4 x dinner
Accommodation
(These or comparable accommodations)
  • 1x overnight stay in an AirBnb
  • 1x overnight stay at the Mora Heights Hotel
  • 1x overnight stay in the Nasa Pension
  • 2x overnight stays in the Turmi Lodge
  • 1x overnight stay in the Kanta Lodge
  • 1x overnight stay at the Haile Resort
  • 1x overnight stay at the Aregash Lodge
  • 1x camping in Dinsho
  • 1x camping in Sodota
  • 1x camping in Wasma
  • 1x camping on the Sannati Plateau

Transport

  • Transportation during the trip
  • Airport transfer on the day of arrival and departure

If the airport transfer is needed on another day, we can arrange it for you for an extra fee.

Other included services
  • Water during transfers
  • all entrance fees and national park fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Detailed vaccination and packing list (PDF)
  • 110% CO2 offset for flight and travel
  • 1 tree planted per person
  • 24/7 Whatsapp support through TripLegend before and during the trip
Before the trip
Upgrades
  • Supplement single room per person (400€)
Info: By default, you share a double room with a person of the same sex traveling with you.
On site
  • Meals not mentioned (plan approx. 10€/meal)
  • Photo and Viedo fee (4€ p.p.)
  • Recommended tips (plan 5-10€ for drivers & guides)
  • Personal expenses
  • Airport transfer on another date (55€)

Extras (bookable in our store):

  • Single room upgrade (400€)
  • Extra night single room (95€ p.p.)
  • Extra night double room (110€ per room)
  • On request: Early check-in single room (90€ p.p.)
  • On request: Early check-in double room (105€ per room)
  • On request: Late check-out single room (50/90€ p.p.)
  • On request: Late check-out double room (60/105€ per room)
You have the option of booking your round trip to Ethiopia with or without a flight included. If required, you can simply request your flights for the round trip via WhatsApp and we will send you a personalized offer. All our selected flights are operated by renowned airlines. For a flight from/to Germany, you can also book our "train to flight" offer.

German citizens need a visa to enter Ethiopia. You can either apply for this online in advance or obtain it on arrival. ("Visa on arrival") The cost is currently 50USD.

For visitors arriving directly from European countries, no vaccinations are currently required for Ethiopia. However, the following vaccinations are recommended: Yellow fever, hepatitis A, tetanus, polio and diphtheria vaccinations as well as malaria prophylaxis.

Please note that the itinerary, activities and hotels may be subject to change. These changes may occur without notice due to availability, inclement weather, seasonal changes or other circumstances beyond our control. We will always do our best to ensure that this has little or no impact on your experience.

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