Tour Code: AA ETO 13 DAYS Western Ethiopia

Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days

Tour type- bird watching

Destinations- Jimma, Mizan Teferi, Gambella, Nekemt

Directions-Western Ethiopia

Transportation: Surface drive

Meal- Full board base

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Day 1:Arrival at Addis Ababa

Meet and greet by our representative at the airport, get transferred to the hotel. Overnight inHotel
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Day 2:Addis Ababa City Tour

You will have an early breakfast and your first visit in Addis Ababa will be the National Museum. It houses numerous antiquarian relics and archaeological artifacts (most famous exhibit is the 3.5 million year old skeleton of Lucy). Then you will continue to visit Mount Entoto(3,200 above sea level. The Church of St Mary (1885) and Emperor Menelik II Palace. TheEntoto Museum, with its historical exhibits is well worth a visit. After lunch you will visit Trinity Cathedral. It was constructed by Emperor Haile Selassie in 1947 (ornamented with carvings and mosaic and other artistic works such as paintings of saints and the apostles on the stained glass) and visit Merkato, the largest open market in Africa. In the evening, you will have dinner at the hotel and you will rest. Overnight in Hotel.
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Day 3:Drive to Jimma

In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Jimma (345 Km from Addis) via Woliso. On the way you will pass through beautiful landscapes as you drive through the Gibe River Valley. You will stop for lunch at Wolqite (160 Km from Addis). You will be arriving in Jimma afternoon and check into a hotel. Later, you can visit Jimma Museum and King Abba Jiffar Place. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel. Overnight in Hotel.
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Day 4:Drive to Mizan Tefari

In the morning, you will have breakfast and drive to Mizan Tefari (213 Km from Jimma). Continue your drive to Mizan Tefari via Bonga (the birth place of coffee). And upon arrival atBonga (125km from Jimma), you will visit to a traditional Kaffa house and learn about the culture of the Kaffa people. You will have lunch at Bonga. Then you will be driven to MizanTeferi and check into a hotel. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel. Overnight in Hotel.
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Day 5:Drive to Tuligt

After breakfast you will be driven to Tulgit . On the way visit the Bebeka Coffee Plantation (the largest coffee farm in Ethiopia), where they cultivate organic coffee tree as well as rubber trees.You can also learn about the coffee processing techniques. You will have lunch at Bebeka. Then you will be driven to Tulgit and you will be arriving in Tulgit late afternoon and stretch your tent for camping. Later, you can walk around the Surma village at Tulgit, where you can visit with the local Surma people. Also, if you’re lucky, see the Surma stick-fighting competition, known as Donga. Here, men from different local villages meet and compete against each other, winningthe respect of the maiden ladies in the crowd. You will have dinner and spend the night at camping. Overnight stay camping.

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Day 6:Drive to Kibish

An early morning drive will take you to Kibish to visit the Surma tribe . The Surma women are known for their beatification rituals, in preparation for marriage: most women have their bottom teeth removed and their bottom lips pierced, then stretched, so as to allow insertion of a clay lip plate. Overnight stay camping.

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Day 7:Drive back to Mizan Teferi

After breakfast you will be driven back to Mizan Teferi. You will be arriving in Mizan Teferi late afternoon and check into a hotel. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel. Overnight in Hotel.

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Day 8:Drive to Gambella

An early morning drive will take you to Gambell. Continue driving from Mizan Teferi toGambela, through lush green landscape and wild coffee forest descend to into the steamy lowlands, home to Gambella. Y You will stop for lunch at Masha. You will be arriving in MizanTeferi late afternoon and check into a hotel. You will have dinner and spend the night at thehotel. Overnight in Hotel.
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Day 9:Visit the Anuak and Nuer people Villages

In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to the Anuak village. These Nilotic peoples whose villages are scattered along the banks and rivers of southeastern Sudan and western Ethiopia, in the Gambela Region. The Agnuak people are herdsmen and famers. In the afternoon visit Nuervillage. Nuer people, who live mostly in Southern Sudan, in the Upper Nile Province around the junction of the Nile River. The Nuer are tall and dark. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel. Overnight in Hotel.

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Day 9:Excursion to Gambella National Park

An early morning drive will take you to Gambella National Park; home to wonderful birdlife, & wild animals such as elephants, baboons, buffalo, lion, antelope, monkeys, and other antelope. Late in afternoon drive back to a hotel. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.Overnight in Hotel

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Day 10:After breakfast you will be driven Bedele

You will be arriving in Bedele late afternoon and check into a Guest House at Bedele Brewery Factory. Later, you can visit the Bedele Brewery Factory. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel. Overnight in Hotel.
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Day 11:Drive to Nekemet

In the morning, you will have breakfast and drive to Nekemt.You will be arriving in Neqemt late afternoon and check into a hotel. Later, you can visit the the Wollega Cultural museum, which gives a very good insight in the Wollega Oromo culture. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel. Overnight in hotel.

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Day 12:Drive to Ambo

An early morning drive will take you to Ambo; on the way visit the Guder Falls. You will be arriving in Ambo late afternoon and check into a hotel. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel. Overnight in Hotel.

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Day 13:Drive to Addis Ababa and departure

In the morning, you will have breakfast and drive to Addis Ababa via the Crater Lake of Wonchi. And upon arrival at Wonchi , you will visit to the Crater Lake of Wonchi Village (The magnificent crater lake of Wonchi is situated south of Ambo at 3220 m. above sea level. You can go down to the Lake by car or on a horseback by arrangement with local farmer’s association. A boat trip to the monastery on an island in the lake is possible). You will have lunch at Woliso. You will arrive in Addis Ababa late afternoon and you will do some shopping for souvenirs. Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for your departure flight.