Eastern Ethiopia Cultural Tour
Duration: 6 days
Area: Harer, Wabe Gorge, Sheik Hussein pilgrimage site, Bale Mountains National Park
Style: cultural expeditions and classic African safari
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.
|Day 1||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to 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|
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.
Days 2: Harer
Full day in Harer a traditional walled Islamic city dating back to the 10th century.
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.
Day 5: Bale Mountains National Park
A full day on the Sanetti Plateau in search of the world's rarest canid - The Simien Wolf.
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.
Rewda Guest House,
Wabe Valley Fly Camp,
Bale Mountains Lodge,