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Lost Tribes of Ethiopia

Trip Length

Trip Code

14 days PFLT

Maximum Passengers

15 people

Countries Visited

Ethiopia

Start City

End City

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Lost Tribes of Ethiopia

A brilliant opportunity to explore the Omo Valley, home to a diverse and fascinating range of distinct tribal groups. Explore by 4WD with your local leader, stopping at local markets and villages to discover one of Africa's last great wilderness areas.

Why we love it:

Lost Tribes of Ethiopia


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Addis Ababa

Travel time: From Addis Ababa Airport to Hotel - Approximately 30 minutes

Accommodation: Global Hotel or similar, Addis Ababa

Activities:

Day 2-3: Bale Mountain National Park

Travel time: Approximately 8 hours driving on Day 2; game drive times may vary

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Accommodation: Wabi Shebele Hotel or similar, Awasa

Activities:

Day 4: Arba Minch

Travel time: Approximately 9 hours driving

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Paradise Hotel or similar, Arbaminch

Activities:

Day 5: Nechisar National Park

Travel time: Approximately 2-3 hours driving

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Paradise Hotel or similar, Arbaminch

Activities:

Day 6-7: Jinka

Travel time: Approxiamately 7-8 hours driving

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Accommodation: Jinka Resort Hotel or similar, Jinka

Activities:

Day 8: Turmi

Travel time: Approximately 3 hours driving

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Buska Lodge or similar, Turmi

Activities:

Day 9: Murulle

Travel time: Approximately 5 hours driving

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Buska Lodge or similar, Turmi

Activities:

Day 10: Konso

Travel time: Approximately 7 hours driving

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Kanta Lodge or similar, Konso

Activities:

Day 11: Yabello

Travel time: Approximately 7.5 hours driving

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Yabello Motel or similar, Dublock

Activities:

Day 12: Lake Awasa

Travel time: Approximately 7 hours driving

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Wabi Shebele Hotel or similar, Awasa

Activities:

Day 13: Addis Ababa

Travel time: Approximately 6 hours driving

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Global Hotel or similar, Addis Ababa

Activities:

Day 14: Addis Ababa

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Activities:


Your Trip

Extend your holiday

Many of our trips have extensions which can easily be added to the end of your existing itinerary:

PFEX - Historic Lalibela Extension

What's Included

Transport

Non-included Meals

Some meals are included on your trip (except for North America trips - please refer to your day-to-day itinerary). However, sometimes we think you'll benefit from getting out and discovering the local cuisine. So when a meal is not included, it's a great opportunity to try something new. For group trips, ask your leader for tips on where to get the best meal, or you might decide to dine out as a group and experience the fun together.

Not Included


What to know

Fitness

None of the activities featured in this trip require special training or skills, just a reasonable level of fitness and a willingness to participate. If you are in any doubt contact your doctor for advice.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Ethiopia
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders currently require a visa for Ethiopia. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent. Tourist Visas may be granted for visits of up to one month, three months, or six months. The period of the visa begins on the date of issue, so please ensure the visa is valid from the date of issue until the final date of departure from Ethiopia. If you have visited Ethiopia in the last six days prior to your date of return to Australia, Australian Customs officials will ask you to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate on entry into Australia.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Ethiopia

Ethiopia & Eritrea - Lonely Planet

The History of Ethiopia - Harold G Marcus

The Ethiopians - Richard Pankhurst

The Sign and the Seal - Graham Hancock

The Life of My Choice - Sir Wilfred Thesiger

Ethiopia with a Mule - Dervla Murphy

Ethiopia with Love - Thelma Tolstoy

Sheba: through the desert in search of the legendary Queen - Nicholas Clapp

The Pale Abyssinian - Miles Bredin

When the Emperor Dies - Mason McCann Smith


Important Information

Road Conditions and Infrastructure in Africa
Roads in Africa are often in very poor condition, which makes it hard on vehicles. Our vehicles are serviced regularly and are generally in good condition, but breakdowns can and do happen. The infrastructure in Africa is not always what we are used to and travelling on their roads can sometimes be very bumpy experiences. The travelling times indicated in our Trip Notes is just a rough guide and is dependent on various factors that may be outside our control, such as road conditions, weather and time spent at borders.


Luggage Allowance
Please keep your luggage to a minimum. One small soft-sided bag plus a day pack (no more than 15-20kgs per person) is essential - NO HARD CASE SUITCASES. Extra luggage can be stored at the hotel in Addis Ababa.


Flights
As an arrival transfer is included, please ensure the correct details are provided to Peregrine prior to your departure. A representative will then meet you at Addis Ababa International Airport on arrival. A departure transfer is not included but can be booked at an additional cost. Please contact your Travel Agent to discuss.


Drive Times

The travel times listed in the day to day itinerary are a guide only. Please be aware that delays may occur and please be patient - it's all part of the experience afterall!

The travel times do not include time spent on game drives as these can vary with each departure.

ITINERARY DISCLAIMER: Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements deriving from past travellers' and local operator feedback. The information given in this itinerary may differ slightly to that in the brochure. It's imperative that you print and review a final copy of your itinerary a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. For the latest updated itinerary please visit our website: www.peregrineadventures.com Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some of the changes that may occur in our itineraries could be due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transportation. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for the chance of possible modifications to the trip en-route.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

27 March 2014


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