06 Days tour to Danakil Depression

Duration : 6 Days Transportation : Flight and Surface Destination : Mekele, Hamdela, DanakilDesert, Hamed Ela, Dodome, Erta Ale Day. 01: Arrival of Addis Ababa and Sight seeing Arrival Addis Ababa and meet the Simien Image Tour and Travel representative. Then transfer your hotel. Depending on your arrival time make sightseeing in Addis Ababa. Day. 02: Fly to Mekele and drive to Hamdela, Beginning the tour to DanakilDesert. Early in the morning after breakfast transfer to airport to fly to Mekelle and meet the vehicle and guide at the airport and short break coffee bars in Mekelle. Then continue driving to Hamedela. At Berhale where we arrange the permits and police escort. On the way you will also admire some local Tigrean and Afar tribes village and camel caravan carrying the salt bars to transport it to the nearest local town. Day. 03: Hamed Ela – Dodome – Erta Ale In the morning drive to Dodome. Here we will arrange camels to transport your luggage and water, and then you will start hiking to the Erta Ale Volcanic hills (613 meters above sea level) which is 15km one way, and walk to see the volcanic eruption. The eruption is so colorful and spectacular. At night, we will camp nearby the eruption, on the crater rim above the active lava lake. Day. 04: More excursions in Dodom and drive back to Hamadela Climbing again early in the morning to the rim to see the sun set., then drive to Hamedela. Late afternoon visit camel caravan. Day. 05: Excursion to Daloll depression drive back to Mekele After early breakfast drive to the Lake Asale, salty Lake and visit the salt workers and the merchant, then head to Dallol/Denakil Depression, which listed as the hottest and active place on the earth surface with an average temperature of 40 – 50 degrees Celsius. Then drive back to Mekelle. Day. 06:Fly back to Addis Morning after breakfast transfer to airport for flight back to Addis Ababa.Evening fair well dinner and transfer to airport for departure.

08 Days Trekking to second peak in the Simein Mountain National Park-Bwahit Ras (4440m), Simien Mountan

Duration : 8 Days Transportation : Flight and Surface Destination : Gondar, Sankabar, Imetegogo, Geech, Chenek The itinerary intend for those who don’t have time for Ras Dashen, to take advantage to the second peak of the park. This trip doesn`t mean that everyone can do it but as mentioned above, it needs a good level of physical fitness to accomplish or to get in to the Bwahit Ras 4440m asl ( second peak of the park) Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa and transfer to the Hotel, city tour. Agent os Simien Image Tour and Travel welcomes you on your arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and transfer to hotel. After refreshment, city tour of Addis Ababa. Overnight at hotel of your choice. Day 2: Fly to Gondar then drive Sankabar. Overnight camp in Sankabar After breakfast transfer to airport to fly to Gondar, established by king Fasiladas in 1636. The town was capital of Ethiopia17thc. Upon arrival at Gondar Airport, departure for Debark town (100 Kms from Gondar), where the head quarter of Semien Mountains National Park is found. Here we pay the entrance fees and a scout and a local guide will accompany us. Then we continue driving to Sankabar (31 Kms) the first campsite of the National Park. On this drive you will gain your first impression of the scale and beauty of this highland region, the extraordinary scenery, enjoying the endemic Gelada Baboons and the bone breaker giant bird Lammergeyer roaring around. O/n Camping at Sankabar. – (3200 m) Day 3: Sankabar to Geech Camp Site 5 – 6hrs This day is the day that we arrange all the trekking staff including mules and Muleteers for packing and transport of camping gears and all foodstuffs for the trek. It is this day that we start trekking in the national park. We walk from Sankaber to Geech, which will take between 5 – 6 hours. After about 1 and half hours walk we see the Jinnbar River and falls, we will cross the river later in the day. After crossing the river, we ascend for about two hour to Geech, which is full of Giant Lobelias. The scenery is wonderful, and heard of the endemic Gelada Baboon can be seen on our way. O/n Camping at Geech Campsite (3600m). Day 4: Geech – Imetegogo – Geech: This day we will be waking to the best viewpoints in the National park. First we walk to Imetgogo, the view here enables one to look 360 to all directions this is one of the best view in the national park. After a short stay here continue walk to Seha, the other terrific viewpoint in the National park. We will have our picnic lunch and we continue to the last viewpoint, Quedadit. After some stay we walk back to Geech camp site. The walk this day is not hard; it takes about 4 – 5 hours. It is the day that we will be walking in the best part of the national park. If we are lucky we might have the chance to see mammals like the Simien wolf, Walia Ibex and Klipspringers. O/n Camping at Geech Campsite – (3600m). Day 5: Chenek. Overnight Camping: We trek to Chenek, we will be walking through the Giant lobelia trees and under these trees, and African field Rats are common. After picnic lunch we walk on the edge of Elate escarpments (4000m. above sea level), which is another breathtaking view in the national park; finally we descend to Chenek. Chenek is the best place to see the endemic Walia Ibex and more Gelada Baboon. It takes 6-7 hours walk. O/n Camping at Chenek. – (3600m) Day 6: Around Chenek: This morning after breakfast we start trek to the second peak in the national Park called Bwahit Ras, It takes about two-hour ascent to the top of the pass at 4200 metres, where we enjoy views that open up to the east over Mesheha Valley to the Dashen mountain range. Looking back we find ourselves under the cover of the impressive rock formations of Imet Gogo. From Bwahit Ras the path leads steeply down and across the Mesheha Valley. The rest afternoon will be wandering around Chenek. This site of Chenek has good view and it is also the best spot to observe the Walia Ibex. Day 7: Chenek – Gondar: The vehicle can reach the campsite of Chenek, so they will drive directly from Chenek campsite via Debark to Gondar. Drive from Chenek to Gonder with stops in some picturesque points. Overnight Goha Hotel. Day 8: Fly to Addis Ababa: After breakfast fly from Gondar to Addis Ababa then check in to your hotel. Overnight atHotel of your choice.

10 Days Bird Watching

Duration : 10 Days Transportation : Surface Destination : Geferssa Reservoir, Debre-Libanos monastery, Awash National Park, Langano, Abijata-Shalla lakes national park, Wondo Genet, Awassa Day 1 Arrive Addis Ababa, afternoon drive to Geferssa Reservoir. Here, we expect to see some of the endemic birds like the Wattle Ibis, Rouget’s Rail, black-headed Sis- kin, Abyssinian Long claw, the white collared pigeon and Blue-winged Goose. The African-black Duck, Ortolan bunting, Red-breasted Wheatear, Three-banded plover; African Marsh Harrier and African Fish Eagle are one of the species that we do see this afternoon. Overnight in hotel. Day 2 Early start for Debre-Libanos monastery about 110 km north of the capital via Sululta Plain, the Red-rumpled and Lesser-striped Swallows, Pectoral-patched Cist cola, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, common Buzzard and Black winged Lapwing are some of the birds that would be seen along the road. Around the monastery we expect to see some of the endemic birds like the Black-headed Forest Oriole, Banded Barbet, the White-billed Starling, Abyssinian Woodpecker, Rappel’s chat, the White-backed Black Tit and Abyssinian slaty Flycatcher. The Lammergeyers, Egyptian Vulture, Lanner Falcon, Verreaux’s Eagle and the White-checked Turaco are seen at the escarpment. Late afternoon drive back to Addis. Overnight in hotel. Day 3 Leave Addis Ababa for Awash National Park, this morning we stop at Chalalklaka wetland near Debre-Zeit. The White-backed Duck, Tufted Duck, little stint, Ruff, African Spoon bill, Yellow billed stork, Common and crowned cranes, White-winged Black Tern and others are expect to be seen. Then we will have a short stop at lake Hora for more birding. Lunch will be at Nazareth. After lunch proceeding to Awash, one of the best birding sites in Ethiopian Rift valley. Overnight in hotel. Day 4 Full day birding in the Park, The Arabian Bustard, Kori Bustard, White bellied Bustard, Buff crested Bustard, the Rosy-patched Shrike, Swallow tailed Kite, Bristle Crowned Starling, different woodpeckers, Grey-headed and Sulpher breasted Bush Shrike, Gabar Goshawk, Shirk, Crested Francolin, Common Quail, Harlequin Quail, Palm Swift, Orange-bellied Parrot, Martial Eagle, different wood Doves, Yellow billed Hornbill, Crested Lark, Singing Bush Lark, Red wing Bush Lark, Somali Golden-breasted Bunting, Little Rock Thrush, Grey-headed Batis and Spotted Flycatcher are one of the important birds that we are planning to see for today. Overnight in hotel. Day 5 Drive to Langano, before lunch we will have short stops at Koka Dam (Awash River Bridge) for more aquatic and woodland birds. Then, we continue to Lake Zeway where we stop for lunch and an afternoon birding. Lake Zeway is one of the important areas of the Ethiopian Lakes. The Black Heron, Lesser Jacana, African Pygmy Goose, Pink backed and White Pelicans, Crowned Crane, Black-headed Gull, Great-black headed Gull, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, Green Shank, Wood Sandpiper, common and African Snipe, Red breasted Wryneck, Masked Weavers, Beautiful Sunbird and some others would be seen. Overnight in hotel. Day 6 Early birding around the Hotel garden and the cliff near the lake. Shallow’s Wheatear, Red bill and Von de Deckins Horn bill, Diedderik Cuckoo, Slender-tailed Nightjar, woodland Kingfisher, striped Kingfisher, Little and Blue-breasted Bee-eater, the endemic Black winged Love bird, Red-headed Weaver, Fan tailed Raven, Hemp Rich’s Hornbill, Brubru, Bearded Woodpecker, Bare faced Go away bird and Marico sunbird are one of the species we expect this morning. After breakfast we drive to the Abijata-Shalla lakes national park for more birding. The Saddle bill stork, Goliath Heron Golden Plover, Grassland pipit, lesser and Greater Flamingos, and hundreds of other water birds could be easily seen. Overnight in hotel. Day 7 Full day birding in the forest of Wondo Genet, it is the site for some the endemic birds like the Yellow-fronted Parrot, Thick-billed Raven, the Abyssinian Wood pecker and Banded Barbet. In addition, We expect to see the Red -shouldered and Black Cuckoo shrikes, Grey Cuckoo shrike, Marin’s Trogon, White-checked Turaco, Double Toothed Barbet, Scaly and Lesser Honey guide, Crowned Eagle, Aria’s Hawk Eagle, Silvery checked Horn bill, Hadada Ibis, Banded Wattle eye, Sharpest starling, Broad billed Roller, Black billed Barbet, Lemon Dove, Mountain Buzzard and Half-collared Kingfisher. Overnight in hotel. Day 8 set off for Lake Awassa. The spotted creeper, African pygmy kingfisher, Bruce’s Green pigeon, Violet-backed Starling, Grey Kestrel, Giant Kingfisher, Klaasa’s Cuckoo, Tree pipit, Allen’s Gallenue, Lesser Moorhen, Painted Snipe, Lesser Swamp Warbler, Grey kingfisher, Banded snake Eagle, the African and common snipe, purple and Goliath Heron, Greater Honey Guide, Grosbeak weaver, Red-breasted Wryneck, African Harrier Hawk and Greater spotted Eagle are one of the birds have been recorded in Awassa. Overnight in hotel. 9 Day drive back to Addis Ababa. En route looking for the species that haven’t been in the previous days of our trip, afternoon city tour in Addis Ababa. Overnight in hotel. 10 Departure

12 Days Trekking, round and long trekking includes highland and lowland area in the National Park, Simien Mountain

Duration : 12 Days Transportation : Flight and Surface Destination : Gondar, Sankabar, Geech, Imetegogo, Chenek, Bwahit Ras, Ambiquo, Ras Dashen Summit, Arkwaziye, Lamo, Mekarebia, Mulit, Adi Arkay Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa and transfer to the Hotel, city tour. Agent of Simien Image Tour and Travel welcomes you on your arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and transfer to hotel. After refreshment, city tour of Addis Ababa. Over night at your choice hotel Day 2: Fly to Gondar then drive Sankaber. Overnight camp in Sankaber After breakfast transfer to airport to fly to Gondar, established by king Fasiladas in 1636. The town was capital of Ethiopia17thc. Upon arrival at Gondar Airport, departure for Debark town (100 Kms from Gondar), where the head quarter of Semien Mountains National Park is found. Here we pay the entrance fees and a scout and a local guide will accompany us. Then we continue driving to Sankaber (31 Kms) the first campsite of the National Park. On this drive you will gain your first impression of the scale and beauty of this highland region, the extraordinary scenery, enjoying the endemic Gelada Baboons and the bone breaker giant bird Lammergeyer roaring around. Over night Camping at Sankaber. – (3200 m) Day 3: Sankaber to Geech Camp Site 5 – 6hrs This day is the day that we arrange all the trekking staff including mules and Muleteers for packing and transport of camping gears and all foodstuffs for the trek. It is this day that we start trekking in the national park. We walk from Sankaber to Geech, which will take between 5 – 6 hours. After about 1 and half hours walk we see the Jinnbar River and falls, we will cross the river later in the day. After crossing the river, we ascend for about two hour to Geech, which is full of Giant Lobelias. The scenery is wonderful, and heard of the endemic Gelada Baboon can be seen on our way. Over night Camping at Geech Campsite (3600m ASL). Day 4: Geech – Imetegogo – Geech: This day we will be waking to the best viewpoints in the National park. First we walk to Imetgogo, the view here enables one to look 360 to all directions this is one of the best view in the national park. After a short stay here continue walk to Seha, the other terrific viewpoint in the National park. We will have our picnic lunch and we continue to the last viewpoint, Quedadit. After some stay we walk back to Geech camp site. The walk this day is not hard; it takes about 4 – 5 hours. It is the day that we will be walking in the best part of the national park. If we are lucky we might have the chance to see mammals like the Simien wolf, Walia Ibex and Klipspringers. Over night Camping at Geech Campsite – (3600m ASL). Day 5: Chenek. Overnight Camping: We trek to Chenek, we will be walking through the Giant lobelia trees and under these trees, and African field Rats are common. After picnic lunch we walk on the edge of Elate escarpments (4000m. above sea level), which is another breathtaking view in the national park; finally we descend to Chenek. Chenek is the best place to see the endemic Walia Ibex and more Gelada Baboon. It takes 6-7 hours walk. Over night Camping at Chenek. Day 6: Chenek- Bwahit Ras- Ambiquo 8 hrs Trek Today is the longest trekking day so far, taking up to about 10 hours. From Chenek at 3650 metres, the path to Ambiquo campsite crosses over the Bwahit Ras. Leaving Chenek we are faced with a two-hour ascent to the top of the pass at 4200 metres, where we enjoy views that open up to the east over Mesheha Valley to the Dashen mountain range. Looking back we find ourselves under the cover of the impressive rock formations of Imet Gogo. From Bwahit Ras the path leads steeply down and across the Mesheha Valley. Here we notice an increase in temperature as we descend down to the Mesheha River at 2800 metres, before climbing slightly to reach Ambiquo campsite at an altitude of 3100 metres. Overnight camping at Ambiquo. Day 7: Ambiquo- Ras Dashen Summit – Ambiquo the longest day 8-9 hrs trek to ascent Today is a summit day involving a trek of 16 kilometers (ten to eleven hours)! So we leave from our campsite around 4: ooAM morning the path winds its way over eight kilometers and ascends up 1400 metres to Ras Dashen. It begins by climbing steeply through barley fields and fallow land before clearing the vegetation zone and reaching mountain steppe, at around 3700 metres. From there it flattens out, as it traverses ridges in the shadow of Ras Dashen. Just below Dashen Pass at around 4250 metres, an impressive moraine can be seen. A moraine consists of material transported by a glacier and before being deposited. This moraine was formed 20,000 to 14,000 years ago in the last Ice Age, when the Simien Mountain tops had small ice caps. The final stretch to the summit involves an exciting climb and scramble up and over large boulders, before reaching the summit. From the top of Ras Dashen at an altitude of 4543 metres, we are sure to be mesmerized by the far ranging views which spans more than 10,000 square kilometers. To the west the steep faces of peaks in the national park are visible, whilst the Tekeze Valley is visible to the north and the east. Returning from the summit we retrace our steps along the same path back to our camp at Ambiquo. Overnight camping at Ambiquo. Day 8: Arkwaziye Trek for 7-8 hrs From Ambiquo the path takes us back down to the Mesheha River (2800 metres). Our destination tonight is Arkwaziye, which is situated at an altitude of 3600 metres and located on the northern reach of the Mesheha (Went) River. A great day to take in more incredible views of the Simien Mountains this campsite is one of the most beautiful located campsites in the national park.Overnight Arkwaziye campsite Day 9: Arkwaziye to Lamo We have to leave the higher plateau and village of Arkwaziye (11800ft. /3600m), cross several substantial ridges and valleys, and then climb down the near vertical Devil’s staircase with a 3000ft. /900m. Descent. There ward for this effort is Lamo, one of the most beautiful Locations in the Simians. Our overall height loss will be around 5200ft/1600m. Alt at Lamo approx 2000m. Trek time 10 hours. Over night at Lamo campsite Day 10: Mekarebia to Mulit We set from our campsite for Mekarebia. Look north-east across the valley to the circle of mountains around AmbaTon and you will see the view illustrated on Ethiopian Airlines tickets. Today you should allow around eight hours for a day of ridge and valley treks through some spectacularly beautiful scenery to Mulit, where we camp at much the same altitude as Lamo. Trekking time about8 hours. Altitude undulating approx 1900m. Over night at Mulit campsite Day 11: Mulet to Adi Arkay – Gondar Walk down to the market town of Adi Arkay. From Hawaza located at around 6500ft/2000m. With wonderful views to Amba Ton and the high escarpments of the Simiens Plateau, walk to Adi Arkay 1600m. Trekking time approx 2/3 hours. Altitude dropping to Adi Arkay1600m from 1900m. After a celebratory drink in a cafe, say goodbye to your muleteers and camp staff, and meet the vehicles for the five hour drive to Gondar again we stop at Debark to say Goodbye to our park guide and Scout, proceed to Gondar for welcome showers, dinner and overnight at the Goha Hotel. Over night at Goha Hotel Day 12: Fly Gondar-Addis – Fly back home Morning transfer to Gondar airport flies Addis. Afternoon will be at leisure evening transfer to Bole international airport fly back home.

15 Days and 14 Nights Bird Watching

Duration : 15 Days Transportation : Surface Destination : Debre Libanos monastery, Ambo Road for Menagesha State Forest, Ethiopian Rift Valley, Zeway lakeshore, Lake Langano, Lake Langano, Wondo Genet, Awassa, Harena forest, Goba Day 1 Arrive Addis Ababa, transfer to the hotel. Day 2 excursion to Debre Libanos monastery, through the Sululta plain to Debre Libanos and the Jima River Gorge, about 110 km from the capital. Sululta plain is a wide shallow valley, ringed by mountains, with many rivers draining into it and forming extensive wetlands for much of the year. En route through the plain we can expect to see Black-winged and Spot-breasted Plover, Wattled Ibis, Blue-winged Goose, Rouget’s Rail, Abyssinian Long claw, Abyssinian Catbird, Common Crane and Wheat Ear. It is currently the only known location in Ethiopia for the exceptionally rare White-winged Flufftail. We will make a small detour from the main road to take in the very attractive 200 m Aleltu Falls, where we can expect to see White-billed Starling, Ruppel’s Chat, Bearded Vulture, Verreaux’s Eagle, Lanner and Peregrine Falcon. Overnight in hotel. 3 Drive in the morning to the Ambo Road for Menagesha State Forest, about 50 km from Addis Ababa. The Emperor Zera Yacob (1434-1468), noticing the degradation of the forest around Mount Wechecha, initiated what was perhaps the first reforestation and conservation measure in the region by having Juniper trees planted. We will take a picnic lunch, making our way up through the forest towards the top of Mount Wechecha. We can expect to see the Abyssinian Catbird, Banded Barbet, Golden-backed Woodpecker, Black-headed Forest Oriole, Wattled Ibis, Yellow-fronted Parrot, Black-winged Lovebird, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, Crowned Eagle and Narina’s Trogan. Among the wildlife species recorded here are: Menelik’s Bushbuck, Leopard, Colobus Monkey, Serval, Grey Duiker, Hyaena, Warthog, Porcupine and Civet Cat. We will return to Addis by the Jima Road, to the south of the forest. Overnight hotel. 4 Drive to the Ethiopian Rift Valley, turning east at Mojo towards Awash. We will be birding along the way, and will stop for lunch in Nazareth. For the rest of this day’s activities and for the species we can expect to see, Over 460 species of bird have been recorded in this area including: the Abyssinian Roller, Abyssinian Ground Horn Bill, the endemic White-tailed Swallow, Buff Crested Bustard, Dark Chanting Goshawk, Pygmy Falcon, Honey Guide, Woodland Kingfisher, Kori and Arabian Bustard, Black-shouldered Kite, White and Crowned Rosy Patch Shrike, Carmine Bee Eater, Orange-billed Parrot, Lilac Breasted Roller, Lappet faced and Ruppell’s vulture. We will also see a variety of different animals, including Greater and Lesser Kudu, Wart Hog, Dik Dik, Gerenuk, Menelik’s Bushbuck, Soemmering gazelle, Hamadryas baboons, and crocodiles. Overnight in hotel. 5 The day is dedicated birding in the different habitats of the area, the plains, cliffs, wetlands and riverine forest by the Awash. We can return to the camp for lunch. Camel trekking can be arranged to some of these sites – one gets a great view from on top of a camel, and can also get closer to birds and wildlife. Overnight in hotel. 6 Today we retrace our steps towards Mojo, birding along the way, and stopping to see the hippo in the pools near Nazret. Than drive to Zeway lakeshore where huge numbers of water birds are congregated. African Pygmy Geese, Yellow-billed and Marabou Storks, Collared Pratincoles, Lesser and Greater Jacanas, African Jacanas, White Pelicans, Fish Eagles, Crowned and Common Cranes are some of the species to be seen here in impressive numbers. Than we will drive to lake Langano Overnight in hotel. 7 Lake Langano is one of Ethiopian salty and suitable for relaxing and also where some one can swim. The day is dedicated to visit the Shalla and Abiyata National Park, where we can see different birds including flamingos. Overnight in Hotel. 8 Drive Lake Langano to Wondo Genet hot set among forested hills. Here we will see the Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, White-cheeked Turaco, and Yellow-fronted Parrot. In the evening we will explore the juniper forests behind the hotel, where we can see the Black-headed Forest Oriole, the Golden-backed Woodpecker, Redwing Starling, Grosbeak Weaver, Mountain Wagtail and Black-roughing Swallow. We will also see Colobus monkey, Anubis baboon and bushbuck. Overnight in hotel. 9 The day is dedicated to walk in the forests around Wondo Genet, for more birds and if some one wants to stay relaxing in the hot spring swimming pool this is a really ideal place for a day relaxing. Overnight in hotel. 10 Drive Wondo Genet to Awassa birding along the shores of Lake Awassa. In composition this fresh water Lake is different from the alkaline lakes of Abiyata and Shalla. The Black forest near the lake is an additional and interesting birding site. Overnight in hotel. 11 Early morning visit the fish Market in the lakeshore of Awassa, than drive to the Bale Mountain National Parks. Overnight in hotel. 12 The day is dedicated birding in the stunning Afro-Alpine setting of the Sanetti plateau, with its striking Afro-Alpine flora, such as the Giant Lobelia and Red Hot Poker. It is the best place in Ethiopia to see the Simien Wolf, the rare caned in the world, while the huge rodent population, including the endemic Giant Mole Rat, supports a variety of raptors. The rare Wattled Crane is often seen, while there are a good number of the Spot-breasted Plover. Tullu Dimtu at 4377 m is the second highest mountain in Ethiopia and we can drive all the way to the top. Overnight in Hotel. 13 The day is dedicated birding in Harena forest where at the southern boundary of the park the altitude is 1700 m. The Forest supports a woodland avi-fauna including the African Cuckoo Hawk, Yellow-fronted Parrot and Brown-backed Honey guide. Wildlife includes Klipspringer, Serval, Bushpig, Giant Forest Hog, Grey Duiker, Colobus Monkey, Lion and Leopard; although visitors are less likely to see the latter two and afternoon drive to Goba. Overnight in hotel. 14 Drive Goba to Addis Ababa via the rift valley lakes. Overnight in hotel. 15 Departure

21 Days tour to the North historic route, Danakil Desser& South Omo Valley – Ethiopia

Duration : 21 Days Transportation : Flight and Surface Destination : Bahir dar, Gonder, Simien Mountains National park, Axum, Mekelle, Hamdela, Dodome, Erta Ale, Labella, Awassa, Arbaminch, Dorze village, Lake Chamo, Turmi, Omorate,, Jinka, Mursi Village, Konso Day. 01: Arrival of Addis Ababa and Sight seeing Arrival Addis Ababa and meet the Simien Image Tour and travel representative. Then transfer your hotel. Depending on your arrival time make sightseeing in Addis Ababa. Day. 02: Fly to Bahirdar & Boat Trip on Lake Tana and Blue Nile Falls In the morning after breakfast make boat trip on Lake Tana to visit isolated monasteries. There is good birding in the lush forest surrounding much of the lake. Then drive to the thundering Blue Nile Falls. Along the walk to the falls, birding is excellent. Day. 03: Driver to Gonder and Sightseeing of Gonder In the morning drive to Gondar. Then city tour of Gondar including a visit to the Royal Compound, where enchanting 17th century castles stand. Also, visit DebreBerhan Selassie Church meaning Trinity at the Mount of Light. Day 04: Drive to Simien Mountains National park Morning after breakfast drive to the jagged panorama of the Simien Mountains National Park, famed for its exclusive landscape, afro-alpine vegetation and unique wildlife, where you may spot the endemic Wallia Ibex, Gelada Baboon troops, Bushbuck, Klipspringer. Day. 05: Drive to Axum Drive to Axum Through beautiful escarpment of Siemen Mountains and Tekeze river valley Day. 06: Sightseeing in Axum Morning after breakfast explores the city of Axum. Visit the interesting museum in stelae field, the impressive Stelae Fields and also the grounds of the 16th-century Cathedral of St. Mary of Zion, home of the original Ark of the Covenant. Day. 07: Drive to Mekelle In the morning after breakfast drive to Mekelle and on the way visit beautiful landscape view and Yeha temple and may be Debredamo monastery ( which is only for Men ) Day. 08: Drive to Hamdela, Beginning the tour to Danakil Desert. In the morning after drive to Hamedela. At Berhale where we arrange the permits and police escort. On the way you will also admire some local Tigrean and Afar tribes village and camel caravan carrying the salt bars to transport it to the nearest local town. Day. 09: HamedEla – Dodome – Erta Ale In the morning drive to Dodome. Here we will arrange camels to transport your luggage and water, and then you will start hiking to the Erta Ale Volcanic hills (613 meters above sea level) which is 15km one way, and walk to see the volcanic eruption. The eruption is so colorful and spectacular. At night, we will camp nearby the eruption, on the crater rim above the active lava lake. Day. 10: More excursions in Dodom and drive back to Hamadela Climbing again early in the morning to the rim to see the sun set., then drive to Hamedela.Late after noon visit camel caravan. Day. 11: Excursion to Daloll depression drive back to Mekele After early breakfast drive to the Lake Asale, salty Lake and visit the salt workers and the merchant, then head to Dallol/Denakil Depression, which listed as the hottest and active place on the earth surface with an average temperature of 40 – 50 degrees Celsius. Then drive back to Mekelle. Day. 12: Drive to lalibela In the morning after breakfast drive to Lalibela and on the way visit some local market and lakeAshenge. Day. 13:Full day excursions in Lalibela After breakfast visit Lalibela rock hewn churches, famous for its rock-hewn churches dating back 800 years. This is the most important stop on the historical route and from the air the 11 churches, carved into the rugged mountainside, present an awesome spectacle. Afternoon excursion to the most spectacular churches. Day. 14: Fly Back to Addis and drive to Awassa Morning after breakfast transfer to airport for flight back to Addis and transfer to Awassa to the rift valley lakes region. Day. 15:Drive to Arbaminch via Dorze village After breakfast visit Awassa Fish market and drive to Arbaminch through Chencha village to visit Dorze people. Day. 16: Boat trip on Lake Chamo & drive to Turmi Morning after breakfast make boat trip on Lake Chamo to see the largest crocodiles in Africa which measure up to 7 Mts. Then drive to Turmienroute visiting Tsemay and Benna tribes. Then walk to the villages of the Hammer people that enjoy body decoration and wear quantities of colorful beads and clay hair buns with Ostrich feathers spend pleasant after noon with friendly Hamar people. Day. 17: Excursion to Omorate Excursion to Omorate to visit the Dasenach tribes across the Omo river by wooden local boat then come back to Turmi in the afternoon to visit the nearby hammer tribe village, also possibility to see special occasion ceremonies like wedding and ritual. Day. 18: Drive to Jinka Early Excursion to Karo village for the visit of Karo tribes with their interesting body decorations and scarification; Then drive to Jinka. Day. 19 Excursion to Mursi In the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Mursi (55 Km from Jinka) and visit to the of Mursi tribe village known for their attractive culture, women wearing large clay plates into their lower lips. Day. 20: Drive to Arbaminch via Konso Village After breakfast drive to Arbaminch en route visit Konso tribes village. The king village is very interesting. Day. 21: Drive back to Addis Ababa and Departure. After breakfast drive back to Addis and on the way visit Tiya and Melkakunture archeological site. Evening fare well dinner and transfer to airport for fly back home.

14 Days tour to the North historic route & South Omo Valley – Ethiopia

Duration : 14 Days Transportation : Surface Destination : Bahir dar, Gonder, Simien Mountains National park, Axum, Labella, Awassa, Arbaminch, Dorze village, Lake Chamo, Jinka, Mursi Village, Turmi, Omorate Day. 01: Arrival of Addis Ababa and Sight seeing Arrival Addis Ababa and meet the Simien Image Tour and Travel representative. Then transfer your hotel. Depending on your arrival time make sightseeing in Addis Ababa. Day. 02: Fly to Bahir dar & Boat Trip on Lake Tana and Blue Nile Falls In the morning after breakfast make boat trip on Lake Tana to visit isolated monasteries. There is good birding in the lush forest surrounding much of the lake. Then drive to the thundering Blue Nile Falls. Along the walk to the falls, birding is excellent. Day. 03: Driver to Gonder and Sightseeing of Gonder In the morning drive to Gondar. Then city tour of Gondar including a visit to the Royal Compound, where enchanting 17th century castles stand. Also, visit DebreBerhan Selassie Church meaning Trinity at the Mount of Light. Day. 04: Driver to Gonder and Sightseeing of Gonder In the morning drive to Gondar. Then city tour of Gondar including a visit to the Royal Compound, where enchanting 17th century castles stand. Also, visit Debre Berhan Selassie Church meaning Trinity at the Mount of Light. Day. 05: Day excursion to Simien Mountains National park Morning after breakfast drive to the jagged panorama of the Simien Mountains National Park, famed for its exclusive landscape, afro-alpine vegetation and unique wildlife, where you may spot the endemic Wallia Ibex, Gelada Baboon troops, Bushbuck, Klipspringer. Then drive back to Gonder. Day. 06: Fly to Axum and Sightseeing Morning after breakfast transfer to airport to Axum.Explores the city of Axum to Visit the interesting museum in stelae field, the impressive Stelae Fields and also the grounds of the 16th-century Cathedral of St. Mary of Zion, home of the original Ark of the Covenant. Day.07: Fly to Labella and Visit Lalibela rock hewn church After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Lalibela, famous for its rock-hewn churches dating back 800 years. This is the most important stop on the historical route and from the air the 11 churches, carved into the rugged mountainside, present an awesome spectacle. Afternoon excursion to the most spectacular churches. Day. 08: Fly Back to Addis and drive to Awassa Morning after breakfast transfer to airport for flight back to Addis and transfer to Awassa to the rift valley lakes region. Day. 09: Drive to Arbaminch via Dorze village After breakfast visit Awassa Fish market and drive to Arbaminch through Chencha village to visit Dorze people. Day. 10: Boat trip on Lake Chamo & drive to Jinka Morning after breakfast make boat trip on Lake Chamo to see the largest crocodiles in Africa which measure up to 7 Mts. Then drive to Jinka. Day. 11: Excursion to Mursi Village then drive to Turmi Early morning excursion to the Mursitribes village which are well known Omo peoples. Then proceed driving to Turmi. Day. 12: Excursion to Omorate Excursion to Omorate to visit the Dasenach tribes across the Omo river by wooden local boat then come back to Turmi in the afternoon to visit the nearby hammer tribe village, also possibility to see special occasion ceremonies like wedding and ritual. Day. 13: Drive back to Arbaminch Mmorning after breakfast drive to Arbaminch on the way visit Konso tribe village. Day. 14: Drive back to Addis Ababa and Departure. After breakfast drive back to Addis and on the way visit Tiya and Melka kunture archeological site. Evening fare well dinner and transfer to airport for fly back home.

Awash river rafting

Duration : Custom Transportation : Custom Destination : Custom Simien Image Tour and Travel organize river rafting in the Awash National Park on the Awash River rafting trips take rafters through dry grassland and acacia forests. This territory is home to many large animals—tan kudus with long curved horns, clever baboons and graceful gazelles. Hippos and crocs are common in the water and the skies are alive with hornbills and bee-eaters. Contact us for the detail tour program, suggestion and price quotes

Filming and Photography

Duration : Custom Transportation : Custom Destination : Custom Simien Image Tour and Travel has a lot of experiences working with highly rate television companies , Famous photographers and reports for all over the world. We can assist you with all necessary information, arrange permits and consultancy about shooting films and photography in Ethiopia. Contact us for the detail tour program, suggestion and price quotes

Cycling tour

Duration : Custom Transportation : Custom Destination : Custom Traveling slowly, you can explore nearly every corner of Ethiopia and experience many sides of the country. Wonderful landscapes, a rich historical heritage and hospitable people form some of fondest memories. Contact us for the detail tour program, suggestion and price quotes

Ethiopia tour to Tigray Rock Churces and Danakil Depression

Duration : 13 Days Transportation : Surface Destination : Kombolcha, Makellè, Tigray, Wurko, Hamed Ela, Dallol, Assal, Ertale, Afdera Lake, Asayta, Awash Day 1 – Fly to Addis Ababa / ON Hotel Day 2 –Drive A.A. to Kombolcha / ON Hotel Day 3 – Kombolcha – Macallè – Tigray / ON Lodge Day 4 – Tour of Tigray / ON Lodge Day 5 –Tigray – Wurko – Hamed Ela / ON in camping at Hamed Ela Day 6 – Hamed Ela – Dallol – Assal / ON in camping at Hamed Ela Day 7 – Hamed Ela – Ertale volcano (Kroswat) / ON in camping at gusrowad. Day 8 – Ertale Volcano (trekking) / ON in camping Ertale Day 9 – Ertale – Afdera Lake / ON in camping Afdera Day 10 – Lake Afdera – Asayta / on in Hotel Day 11 – Asayta – Awash (afternoon park) / on in Lodge Day 12 – Awash – Addis Ababa (traditional dinner invitation by Simien Image Tour and Travel) Day 13 – Addis Ababa, city tour then Departure

Historic Route and Seimen Mountains Trekking

Duration : 14 Days Transportation : Surface Destination : Bahir dar, Gondar, Sankaber , Gich , Emetgogo, Chenek, Labella, Kombolcha Day 1 Arrive to Addis Ababa and transfer to the hotel. Day 2 Flight Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar, morning visit the Blue Nile falls afternoon city tour. Overnight in Hotel. Day 3 The day is dedicated in boat ride on Lake Tana to visit the monasteries than drive to Gondar. Overnight in Hotel. Day 4 Drive Gondar to Sankaber the first camp place in Simien Mountain. Overnight in Camping. Day 5 Trekking Sankaber to Gich visiting Jinbar waterfall on the way about 5/6 hours. Overnight in Camping. Day 6 Trekking Gich to passing by Emetgogo the best view in the park, then Chenek about 5/6 Hours. Overnight in Camping Day 7 Trekking Chenek to Bwahit where you can see Wali Ibex back to Chenek. Overnight in camping. Day 8 Trekking Back Chenek to Sankaber about 6 hours. Overnight in Camping. Day 9 Drive Sankaber to Gondar and afternoon visit Gondar. Overnight in Hotel Day 10 Drive Gondar to Lalibela with a very beautiful road. Overnight in Hotel. Day 11 Lalibela, the day is dedicated to the church of Lalibela. Overnight in hotel. Day 12 Drive Lalibela to Kombolcha en route visit Lake Haik. Overnight in hotel. Day 13 Drive Kombolcha to Addis Ababa Day 14 Departure