|Day 1: Addis Ababa-Arbaminch via Butajira Road|
Drive to Arbaminch via Butajira road exploring the pre historic site of Melka Kunture, world heritage site of Tiya stele: marking mass grave of warriors buried in a foetal position. The drive to Arbaminch via Hosana also gives the opportunity of exploring some attractive scenery, Gurage and Silte people settlements and way of life. Overnight Paradise Lodge/ Ezana Hotel Arbaminch
Day 2 Arbaminch - Nech Sar National Park-Lake Chamo
Morning drives to the highland town of Chincha inhabited by Dorze people. Dorze people are known for their Beehive shaped tukuls built using Enset (false Banana tree) which is among the most distinctive traditional structure and also for their traditional cotton weaving. Then drive back to Arbaminch for lunch and in the afternoon, boat trip on Lake Chamo to explore the lakes and Nechsar National park. Overnight Paradise Lodge / Ezana Hotel Arbaminch
|Day 3 Arbaminch -Awasa |
Drive to Awassa via the junction town of Shashemene, possibly exploring Senqele Wildlife Sanctuary. Senqele was founded to protect the country’s high concentration of the endemic Swayne's hartebeest. The lake side city of Awasa is situated at an altitude of 1685m within the
Rift valley. The fresh water of the lake supports a rich variety of fish and water birds. Overnight, South Star International/ Haile Resort Awasa.
|Day 4 Awasa -Addis Ababa |
Morning drive to fish market of Awasa for exploring the lake and the fish market exchange around the shore of the lake and then drive back to Addis Ababa via the junction town of Shashemene exploring the twin Lakes and Abijata -Shala Lakes National park which is inhabited by many species of birds, wild animal and plant life and enroute visit the crater lakes around Bishoftu. Then slow drive to Addis Ababa and end of the tour.