Eastern Ethiopia Cultural Tour

Highlights:

Nowhere in the world is as well-endowed with traditional and tribal cultures than Ethiopia. Our cultural expeditions take you into this remote region of the African continent where you will be immersed in an array of tribal lifestyles. Many are like living museums, where we will enjoy 'street level culture' and where it is often hard to draw the line between participant and observer.

Join us on the most amazing cultural expedition of your life. You will see customs, cultures and lifestyles totally unaffected by the western world and you will feel nothing but sheer privilege at being able to travel amongst them.

Ethiopian tribal women on horses

Day 1 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Harer
Day 2 Harer
Day 3 Harer to Wabe Gorge
Day 4 Wabe Gorge to Bale Mountains National Park
Day 5 Bale Mountains National Park
Day 6 Bale Mountains National Park to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Harer

Fly Ethiopian Airlines scheduled service (approx 1430/1530 hrs Addis to Dire Dawa). Fly eastwards for ninety minutes from Addis Ababa Bole Airport to Dire Dawa, where you are met on arrival and driven the one hour onto the ancient holy islamic city of Harer.

Walled City in Harer, Ethiopia

Days 2: Harer

Full day in Harer a traditional walled Islamic city dating back to the 10th century.

Walled City in Harer, Ethiopia

Days 3: Harer to Wabe Gorge

Drive southwards via the pilgrimage site of Sheik Hussein, and eventually onto our "fly-camp" in the spectacular Wabe Gorge.

Day 4: Wabe Gorge to Bale Mountains National Park

Drive southwards to the Bale Mountains National Park, stopping en-route at The Sof Omar Caves before continuing onto the Harenna Forest.

The Sof Omar Caves - Ethiopia

Day 5: Bale Mountains National Park

A full day on the Sanetti Plateau in search of the world's rarest canid - The Simien Wolf.

The Simien Wolf - Ethiopia

Day 6: Bale Mountains National Park to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Drive 2 hours to the Robe Airstrip and connect with Ethiopian Airlines back to Addis Ababa - connect out or onto next segment.

Download Detailed Itinerary

Day 1-2:

Rewda Guest House,
Harer, Ethiopia

Rewda Guest House in Harer, Ethiopia

Day 3:

Wabe Valley Fly Camp,
Wabe Gorge

 

Day 4-5:

Bale Mountains Lodge,
Bale Mountains National Park

Bale Mountains Lodge in Bale Mountains National Park - Ethiopia