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Acacia Holidays LTD

6th Flr, E20, Spring Garden Apts, Kikambala Road, Off Makueni Rd, Kileleshwa

P.O. Box 4347 - 00506

Nairobi, Kenya

+254-20-2733700

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CLASSIC ITINERARY

Classic Ethiopia Safari

1/15

Starting At

$5,295

per person

12
days
ACACIA HOLIDAYS
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► Guaranteed departure from Addis Ababa with a minimum of two travelers.

► Dates and itinerary are customizable.

► This itinerary also available as a Small Group Journey with set departure dates, limited to 18 travelers.

Once a vast and powerful agricultural territory stretching from southern Egypt to encompass much of what is now West and East Africa, Ethiopia has often found itself in conflict — with nature, ambitious armies, and historians. It is famed for the Queen of Sheba, the possible resting place of the Ark of The Covenant, and the discovery of the 3.5 million year-old fossil remains of ‘Lucy’. In the time of the Roman Empire, Ethiopia was a critical link between political and trading territories and its people were renowned for their beauty and sophistication.

DAILY ITINERARY
Day 1 |Addis Ababa / Welcome

You will be met and escorted to your hotel. Explore historical Addis Ababa sites including the National Archaeological Museum to view the ‘Lucy’ exhibit and the Ethnological Museum, a true treasure. Then on to the large open-air market before driving to the top of Mount Entoto, for a panoramic view of the city.

OVERNIGHT: Harmony Hotel (L/D)

Day 2 |Lalibela / UNESCO Site

 

This morning fly to the most unique Christian sites of Ethiopia. Lalibela’s eleven rock churches are collectively referred to as ‘The Eighth Wonder of the World’ and as the ‘Petra of Africa’.

 

OVERNIGHT: Mountain View Hotel

MEALS-(B/L/D)

Day 3 |Lalibela

 

Visit the exquisite church of Yimrhane Kristos, a masterpiece of Axumit wood and stone construction, before a return to Lalibela for further exploration of its amazing structures.

 

OVERNIGHT: Mountain View Hotel

MEALS-B/L/D)

Day 4 |Axum / UNESCO Site

 

Fly to Axum, the heart of ancient Ethiopia, to view its obelisks, the royal tombs, the legendary Bath of the Queen of Sheba, and the ruins of her ancient palace. You’ll explore the holiest site in Ethiopia, the old Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, and the sanctuary said to house the original Ark of the Covenant.

 

OVERNIGHT: Consular Hotel

MEALS-(B/L/D)

Day 5 |Lake Langano

 

A return flight to Addis Ababa, then drive to your beachfront resort on Lake Langano.

 

OVERNIGHT: Sabanna Beach Resort

MEALS-B/L/D)

Day 6 |Arba Minch

 

Visit the villages of Alaba and Wollayta and continue to the colorful village of the Dorze people and their beehive-shaped homes. The Dorze are expert weavers as well as efficient mountainside terrace-farmers.

 

OVERNIGHT: Paradise Lodge

MEALS-B/D

Day 7 |Jinka

 

This morning enjoy a wildlife cruise on Lake Chamo, to view crocodiles, hippos and a variety of colorful bird life. Later, arrive in Jinka, an art village compound at the foot of Mago National Park.

 

OVERNIGHT: Eco Omo Lodge

MEALS-B/L/D

Day 8 |Jinka

 

Early morning drive to a Mursi tribal village, known for the now-uncommon practice of inserting a clay disc into the lower lip of its young women. Return to Jinka this afternoon to visit the anthropological museum.

 

OVERNIGHT: Eco Omo Lodge

MEALS-B/L/D)

Day 9 |Turmi

 

This morning proceed to Dimeka to visit the colorful Hamer tribe, known for both their remarkable hairstyles made of ochre, water, and resin, as well as their jewelry and headdresses. Later, you’ll drive to Turmi.

 

OVERNIGHT: Buska Lodge

MEALS-B/L/D

Day 10 |Turmi

 

Both the Hamer and Karo tribes practice decorative scarification, and the Karo are highly competitive body-painting artists.

 

OVERNIGHT: Buska Lodge

MEALS-B/L/D

Day 11 |Arba Minch

 

Returning to Arba Minch, visit the Arbore tribe before arriving in the colorful village of the Konso people. A pagan society largely untouched by the outside world, the selfsufficient Konso practice highly specialized, buttressed-terrace agricultural techniques in their hilly environment.

 

OVERNIGHT: Paradise Lodge

MEALS-B/L/D

Day 12 |Addis Ababa / Farewell

 

On your drive back to Addis Ababa for your late night flight home, you’ll enjoy lush green valley views and a tour of the ancient UNESCO World Heritage site of Tiya. Enjoy an early dinner, a traditional folkloric show and coffee ceremony before boarding your flight.

 

MEALS-B/L/D

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CLASSIC ETHIOPIA SAFARI
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