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Feb 22, 2015

Brook & African Travel Solutions “Ethiopia Tours”

Events and places to be visited with detail itineraries by Brook & African Travel Solutions Ethiopia Tours
Bahir Dar, Gonder, Axum, Lalibela, Harar 18 Days
Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa. Transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Debre Libanos Monastery and Blue Nile Gorge. Overnight — Debre Markos.
Day 3: Drive to Bahir Dar and city tour in P.M.
Day 4: Full day in Bahir Dar. A.M. —Blue Nile Falls. P.M. — boat trip on Tana Lake to see the 14th century monasteries.
Day 5: Drive to Gondar. Visit castles and churches.
Day 6: Drive to Axum via Simien Mountains
Day 7: Full day—tour city of Axum
Day 8: Drive to Adigrat. En route visit Yeha Temple and Debre Damo Monastery.
Day 9: Drive to Mekele. Visit the Tigray rock-hewn churches (2-3 unique churches) and Negash Mosque.
Day 10: Full day drive to Lalibela. Overnight in hotel.
Day 11: Full day in Lalibela. Visit the 11 rock-hewn churches of Lalibela. Overnight in hotel.
Day 12: Drive to Kombolcha. En route visit Hayk Estefanos Monastery or Genete Mariam semi- monolithic churches.
Day 13: Drive to Bati village (Afar and Oromo markets, possibly), Afar region, and Denakil Depression – Awasa National Park. Overnight in local hotel.
Day 14: Full day excursion in Awash National Park to view wildlife. Overnight in local hotel.
Day 15: Drive to Harar. Overnight in hotel.
Day 16: A.M. —Babile, Valley of Marvels. P.M.—tour Harar. Evening — Hyena Man. Overnight in Harar.
Day 17: Drive to Dire Dawa town—fly AA
Day 18: Departure.

Bahir Dar , Gonder, Axum and Lalibela
Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa
Day 2: Drive to Debre Libanos Monastery and Blue Nile Gorge
Day 3: Drive to Bahir Dar. P.M. —tour city.
Day 4: Full day in Bahir Dar. A.M. — Blue Nile Falls. P.M.—boat trip on Tana Lake.
Day 5: Drive to Gondar. Visit castles and churches.
Day 6: Drive to Axum, via Simien Mountains for overnight
Day 7: Full day—tour city of Axum
Day 8: Drive to Mekele. En route visit Yeha Temple and Debre Damo Monastery.
Day 9: Drive to Mekele. En route visit Tigray rock-hewn church (2-3 unique churches) and Negash Monastery.
Day 10: Full day drive to Lalibela
Day 11: Full day in Lalibela. Visit the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
Day 12: Drive to Kombolcha. En route visit Hayk Estefanos Monastery or Genete Mariam semi-monolithic churches.
Day 13: Drive back to Addis Ababa through Senbete
Day 14: Departure – 14 days, 13 nights.

Gondar, Trek Semien Mountain, Lalibela
Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa. Tour city.
Day 2: Fly to Gondar. Tour castles and churches.
Day 3: Drive to Simien Mountains National Park. Camp at Sankaber.
Day 4: Trek from Sankaber to Geech
Day 5: From Geech to Mount Imetgogo, Kedadit, back to Geech
Day 6: Trek from Geech to Chenek
Day 7: From Chenek to Ambico
Day 8: From Ambico climb to Ras Dashem and return to Ambico
Day 9: From Ambico to Arequaziye
Day 10: From Arequaziye to Abergina
Day 11: From Abergina to Michibi
Day 12: From Michibi to Debark, end of trekking. Meet the vehicles at Debark and drive back to Gondar.
Day 13: Fly to Lalibela Day 14: Lalibela — visit Rrock-Hewn churches
Day 15: Fly back to Addis Ababa
Day 16: Departure 16 days.

CULTURAL ROOT ITINERARIES:

Omo Vallery: Arbaminch, Turmi, Karo, Mursi and Yabello
Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa. Afternoon—city tour to Ethiopian National Museum in Merkato district and Entoto Mountain Park to enjoy lovely view of Addis Ababa and St. Mary’s Church museum; continue touring the city. Overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Morning drive to visit the crater lakes/the three Rift Valley lakes of Shala, Abyata and Langano. Overnight in Awassa.
Day 3: Drive to Arbaminch. See the Dorze people, who are famous for their particular weaving works and strange houses made of bamboo, wood and the cultivation false banana and sorghum. Overnight in Arbaminch hotel.
Day 4: Morning visit to the Netch Sar National Park with spectacular views of the lakes and wildlife, including zebra, Lesser Kudu, Hartebeest, indigenous swans and others. Drive back to Arbaminch for lunch. Afternoon boat excursion on Lake Chamo. Admire bird life, crocodiles and hippos (here the crocodiles—over six metres in length—are some of the longest in Africa). Dinner. Overnight in Arbaminch.
Day 5: Drive to Turmi via Konso. Visit the Konso people and see their particular culture and traditional way of life. They are famous for their terraced agriculture. Drive toward Woito to visit the Tsemay and Erbore peoples and villages. Overnight in Turmi camp.
Day 6: In morning visit the Hamer people and villages and possibly enjoy the Hamer traditional dance called Evangadi and more. If possible, we can look at the unique marriage ceremonies, with bull jumping and more.
Day 7: Drive to Omorate at the bank of Mom River to admire the Dssanech villages. Drive back to Turmi. Overnight in Turmi camp.
Day 8: In morning drive to Korcho. Visit Karo people and villages with good view over Omo Rive and Dusse village. Overnight in Murulle, camping at the bank of Omo River or nearby villages.
Day 9: Continue to the Mago National Park and camp at the bank of the Neri River admiring different animals, including antelopes and birds. Overnight camping.
Day 10: Continue to the Mursi people and villages. For beauty women put clay plates into their lips. Men have different scarification and other practices. Drive toward to Jinka Ari villages. Overnight in Jinka.
Day 11: Continue to Konso. Visit Benna and Tsemay people en route. If possible, visit colorful market. At Konso visit people and the old villages called Mechek.
Day 12: Drive to Borena people. In afternoon drive to Elsod Crater from where Borena men extract salt. Visit some of their villages. Overnight in Yabelo hotel or camp.
Day 13: Travel to Guji people and enjoy beautiful landscapes. Drive to the Rift Valley lake of Awasa. Overnight in Awassa.
Day 14: In early morning visit the fish market. Drive back to Addis Ababa. In afternoon tour Merkato, the biggest open market in Africa, and its souvenir shops. Dinner in traditional restaurant with traditional dance from different regions. Overnight in hotel.
Day 15: Transfer to the airport for departure. 15 days.

Surma People, Omo National Park & Omo Valley
Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa
Day 2: Drive to Jimma. Overnight in hotel.
Day 3: Bebeka. Overnight in camp or lodge.
Day 4: Visit Dizi people. Overnight in camp.
Day 5: Visit Tulgit for Surma. Overnight in camp.
Day 6: Visit Kibish for Surma villages. Overnight in camp.
Day 7: Back to Tulgit. Overnight in camp.
Day 8: Drive to Maji. Overnight in camp.
Day 9: Continue to Adikas Dizi and Zilmamo tribes. Overnight in camp.
Day 10: Proceed to Nuer, headquarters of Omo National Park, which is very rich in wildlife. Overnight in camp.
Day 11: Drive to Nuer camp
Day 12: Visit Bume people and villages. Overnight in camp.
Day 13: Drive to Omo river (Omo Mursi). Cross river in boat and proceed to vehicles waiting at the other side for our return. Overnight in river camp.
Day 14: Visit Mursi people. Overnight in Mago camp.
Day 15: Visit Karo people villages. Overnight in Turmi camp or lodge.
Day 16: Excursion to Dasanech people at Omorate, bank of Omo iver. Overnight inTurmi.
Day 17: Visit Hamer people villages, possibly a market and marriage ceremonies, with events such as the bull jumping. Overnight in Turmi.
Day 18: Visit Erbore people and Konso people and villages. Overnight stay in Konso at local hotel or camp.
Day 19: Visit Yabelo to see Borena people and El Soda Crater. Overnight in camp or local hotel.
Day 20: Drive to Rift Valley lake of Langano. Overnight in hotel.
Day 21: Rift Valley lakes. Back to Addis Ababa. Overnight in hotel.
Day 22: Departure 22 days.

OTHER ITINERARIES:

Danakil, Awash National Park, Danakil Lakes, Harar
Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa. Transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Awash National Park. Overnight in camp.
Day 3: Full day—Awash National Park and surroundings
Day 4: Drive to Asayta. Visit Afar people. Overnight local hotel.
Day 5: Drive to Lake Abe, Asayta
Day 6: Visit Lake Afdiera-Serdo-Asayta. Overnight camping.
Day 7: Trekking around the lake. Overnight camping.
Day 8: Drive to Lake Afdiera-Serdo-Asayta.
Day 9: Drive to Asayta-Awash
Day 10: Visit Danakil Depression
Day 11: Drive to Harar
Day 12: Visit Babile
Day 13: Drive from Harar to Nazareth
Day 14: Nazreth to Addis Ababa
Day 15: whole day in Addis Ababa
Day 16 : flight 16 days

Bahir Dar, Gonder, Axum, Lalibela, Harar
Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa. Transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Debre Libanos Monastery and Blue Nile Gorge. Overnight in Debre Markos.
Day 3: Drive to Bahir Dar. P.M. – tour city.
Day 4: Full day Bahir Dar. A.M. — Blue Nile Falls. P.M. — boat trip on Tana Lake to see 14th century monasteries.
Day 5: Drive to Gondar. Visit castles and churches.
Day 6: Drive to Axum , via Simien Mountains
Day 7: Full day city tour of Axum
Day 8: Drive to Adigrat. En route visit Yeha Temple and Debre Damo Monastery.
Day 9: Drive to Mekele. Visit the Tigray rock-hewn churches (2-3 unique churches) and Negash Mosque.
Day 10: Full day drive to Lalibela. Overnight in hotel.
Day 11: Full day in Lalibella. Visit the 11 rock-hewn churches of Lalibela. Overnight in hotel.
Day 12: Drive to Kombolcha. En route visit Hayk Estefanos Monastery or Genete Mariam semi-monolithic churches.
Day 13: Drive to Bati village (Afar and Oromo markets, possibly), Afar region , and Denakil Depression, Awasa National Park. Overnight in local hotel.
Day 14: Full day excursion in Awash National Park to see birds and other wildlife. Overnight in local hotel.
Day 15: Drive to Harar. Overnight in hotel.
Day 16: A.M. – In Babille visit Dakhata Valley (“Valley of Marvels”), known for rock formations and birdlife. P.M.—tour city of Harar. In early evening, see the Hyena Man feed hyenas.. Overnight in Harar.
Day 17: Drive to Dire Dawa town—fly AA.
Day 18: Departure – 18 days

Sof Omar Cave , Bale Mountains and Awash National Parks
Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa. Tour city. Overnight in chosen hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Shalla, Abyata and Langano Lakes. Overnight in hotel.
Day 3: Visit Wondo Genet, resort town known for hot springs. Overnight in Awasa hotel.
Day 4: Drive to Bale. Overnight in hotel.
Day 5: Drive to Bale Mountains National Park, the largest area of Afro-Alpine habitat on the continent. Overnight in hotel.
Day 6: Visit Sof Omar Caves, longest system of caves in Ethiopia and known for their pillars. Overnight in hotel in Goba.
Day 7: Drive to Awash National Park. Overnight in hotel or camp.
Day 8: Visit Palm Spring and Fentale volcanic rim. Overnight in hotel or camp (we suggest camp).
Day 9: Drive to Addis Ababa. Overnight in hotel.
Day 10: Departure. – 10 days.

Abiyata Shala, Rift Valley Lakes, Bale & Awash Parks
Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa. Tour city. Overnight in chosen hotel.
Day 2: Drive to visit Shalla, Abyata and Langano Lakes. Overnight in hotel.
Day 3: Visit Wondo Genet, resort town known for hot springs. Overnight in Awasa hotel.
Day 4: Drive to Bale. Overnight in hotel.
Day 5: Drive to Bale Mountains National Park, the largest area of Afro-Alpine habitat on the continent. Overnight in hotel.
Day 6: Visit Sof Omar Caves, the longest system of caves in Ethiopia and known for their pillars. Overnight at hotel in Goba.
Day 7: Drive to Awash National Park. Overnight in hotel or camp.
Day 8: Visit Palm Spring and Fentale volcanic rim. Overnight in hotel or camp (we suggest camp).
Day 9: Drive to Addis Ababa. Overnight in hotel.
Day 10: Departure – 10

OUR SERVICES Include and given by
• modern vehicles with air-condition for full trip
• accommodation 3-star hotel in Addis Ababa 3-star standard out side Addis Ababa in double rooms or twin room based on the request
• all meals (break fast, lunch and diner) both European and traditional based on request
• all entrance fees
• different language speaking guides (English, French and German )
• Special farewell dinner with Ethiopian cultural music
A) Rate – Tour prices are available on request.
B) Accommodation: According to the preference of clients, we book rooms in hotels ranging from the luxurious, to fine first and tourist class hotels in major tourist areas, to simple rustic inns in remote areas, most with private baths.
C) Transportation:
We have a fleet of 4WD drive for tours to the countryside, coaster buses, minibuses and deluxe big buses for sightseeing tours in and around Addis Ababa.
D) Guides: English, French, Italian and German speaking guides are available. Other than these we will provide upon request.
E) Liabilities:
i. Brook Ethiopia Tours acts only as agent’s of passengers in all matters relating to accommodation and transportation. we shall not be liable for injury, flight schedule changes, delay, loss or damage arising from any cause and in any manner whatsoever.
ii. The laws of Ethiopia govern Brook Ethiopia Tours liability to passengers carried in its own vehicles, and all claims are subject to the jurisdiction of the court of Ethiopia in which the cause of action arises. all vehicles are comprehensively insured.
iii. Brook Ethiopia Tours reserves the right to employ subcontractors when ever necessary to carry out all or any part of the services agreed to be supplied and in any event of the exercise of such right the terms of clause
E) Payment:
Payment can be made through bank transfer, in cash or traveler cheque. Other methods of payment can be discussed in advance.
Cancellation:
Brook Ethiopia Tours & ATS will charge 50% of the tour cost for a cancellation made two weeks before the tour commences and for last minute cancellation of less than two weeks prior to tour commencement, there will not be any refund.

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