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Tour Date A three days and two nights itinerary to Awash National Park, rift valley lakes and the Blue Nile Gorge. Overnight Stay
Day 01 Drive to Awash National Park which is home to Oryx, Colobus and Grivet Monkeys, Greater and Lesser Kudu, Sommmerings Gazelles and various bird and animal life. On the way, see Lake Beseka where you can see the new dormant volcanic ashes at the bottom of Fentale Crater Hills and different species of bird. Awash Falls Lodge
Day 02 Morning drive to the hot spring which is located 30Kms. one way north of the Park and then after, retrace back to Addis having lunch en-route. By your own
Day 03 Drive to admire the Blue Nile Gorge which is one of the Ethiopian highly exciting natural views and considered as the second to Caynon of the USA. On the way, see the 13th Century Monastery of Debre Libanos and the 15th Century of Portuguese Bridge. Lunch would be either in a local hotel or boxed lunch. In the late afternoon, back to Addis for your overnight. ___
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A three days and two nights itinerary to Awash National Park, Langano and Tiya Staele.

Overnight Stay
Day 01

Drive to Awash National Park which is home to Oryx, Colobus and Grivet Monkeys, Greater and Lesser Kudu, Sommmerings Gazelles and various bird and animal life. On the way, see Lake Beseka where you can see the new dormant volcanic ashes at the bottom of Fentale Crater Hills and different species of bird.

Awash Falls Lodge
Day 02

Morning drive to the hot spring which is located 30Kms. one way north of the Park and then after, drive to Langano

Sabana Lodge
Day 03

Drive to Addis, of course in a different route. On the way, see the Melka Kunture Prehistoric Archeological Site and the Tiya Staele which was registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1978 and where you can see a number of staele on which different symbols are carved.

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Tour Date

A three days and two nights program to Woliso, Wonchi Crater Lake and Ambo.

Overnight Stay
Day 01

Drive to see the Tiya Staele (World Heritage Site), the Melka Kunture prehistoric Archeological Site and the Suba Forest with its bird lives and mammals particularly Menilik Bush Buck. This forest is the only state planted forest in Africa. After lunch, drive to Woliso south west on the road to the home of coffee (Kafa Province).

Negash Lodge
Day 02

Drive west to Wonchi to reach in a good time to the top of Mt. Wonchi to look down the clear view of the Wonchi Crater Lake. Then drive down on the steeply down hill road to the edge of the lake. Finally, back to Ambo for your overnight stay.

Abebech Hotel
Day 03

After breakfast, drive to Guder Falls via the Limestone Factory and Ambo Mineral Water Factory and Chelemo Forest. Around the falls, enjoy the natural attraction including bird life. Then after, drive back to Addis visiting the Museum at Addis Alem Mariam Church. Proceed driving to Addis via Gefersa Reservoir exploring the bird life on the shore of the reservoir.

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Tour Date

A three days and two nights program to Harar.

Overnight Stay
Day 01

Fly to Dire Dawa. After arrival, you will have a brief visit of Dire Dawa city and then drive to the old walled city of Harar. In the evening, watch the performance of the hyena man who feeds hyenas every evening at the out skirt of the city.

Heritage Plaza Hotel
Day 02

Full day visit Harar. Here you visit the Wall of Harer, the museum, the colorful market, the life style of the Harare People, the Aweday Chat Market and drive to Babile to see camel caravan.

Abebech Hotel
Day 03

Retrace to Dire Dawa and fly to Addis.

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Tour Date A three days and two nights program to the Siemen Mountains National Park by air and surface combination. Overnight Stay
Day 01

Take the morning flight to Gondar and after arrival, see the 17th Century Castles of King Fassiledes, the Royal Bath and then drive 5 Kms. to see the villages “Fallasha People” who resisted Christianity for centuries and practice the older form of Judaism. Here you see, ruins of synagogues and other worshiping places. In the late afternoon, drive to Sankaber to see part of the Siemen Mountains National Park whose entire range was registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1978. You also see there some endemic animals particularly Chelada Baboon.

Siemen Lodge
Day 02

Until the late afternoon, exploit the park very well and in the late afternoon, drive back to Gondar.

Quara Hotel

Day 03

Transfer to the airport and fly back to Addis.

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private/tailor made tours

Ethiopia is truly a land of contrasts and extremes; a land of remote and wild places. Some of the highest and most stunning places on the African continent are found here, such as the jaggedly carved Simien Mountains, one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites - and some of the lowest, such as the hot but fascinating Danakil Depr ession, with its sulphur fumaroles and lunar-like landscape. Ethiopia is old; old beyond all imaginations. As Abyssinia, its culture and traditions date back over 3,000 years. And far earlier than that lived "Lucy" or Dinkenesh, meaning 'thou art wonderful', as she is known to the Ethiopians, whose remains were found in a corner of this country of mystery and contrasts.

It is not certain how old the name Ethiopia is; its earliest attested use is in the Iliad , where it appears twice, and in the Odyssey, where it appears three times. The earliest attested use in the region is as a Christianized name for the Kingdom of Aksum in the 4th century, in stone inscriptions of King Ezana.The Ge'ez name Ityopya and i ts English cognate are thought by some recent scholars to be derived from the Greek word Aithiopia, from Aithiops an Ethiopian, derived in turn from Greek words meaning "of burned face".

However, the Book of Aksum, a Ge'ez chronicle compiled in the 15th century, states that the name is derived from "Ityopp is" a son (unmentioned in the Bible) of Cush, son of Ham, who according to legend founded the city of Axum. Pliny the Elder similarly states the tradition that the nation took its name from someone named Aethiops. A third etymology, suggested by the late Ethiopian scholar and poet laureate Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin, traces the name to the "old black Egyptian [sic]" words Et (Truth or Peace) Op ( high or upper) and Bia (land, country), or "land of higher peace".

In English and generally outside of Ethiopia, the country was also once historically known as Abyssinia, derived from Habesh, an early Arabic form of the Ethiosemitic name "abasat", modern Habesha, the native name for the country's inhabitants (while the country was called "Ityopp'ya"). In a few languages, Ethiopia is still called by names cognate with "Abyssinia," e.g., and modern Arabic Al Habeshah, meaning land of the Habesha people.