ETHIOPIA – SOUTHERN & NORTHERN TOUR, 4/29/2018 – 5/12/2018, WITH OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO KENYA 5/10/2018 – 5/21/2018

When:
April 29, 2018 – May 21, 2018 all-day
2018-04-29T00:00:00-04:00
2018-05-22T00:00:00-04:00
ETHIOPIA – SOUTHERN & NORTHERN TOUR, 4/29/2018 – 5/12/2018, WITH OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO KENYA 5/10/2018 – 5/21/2018

ETHIOPIA – SOUTHERN & NORTHERN
April 29 – May 12, 2018

KENYA TOUR DATES ARE  MAY 10 – 21, 2018,
SEE DETAILS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE

~FINAL, UPDATED INFORMATION ~

Day 1- Sunday, April 29, 2018

  • Depart Washington Dulles airport via Ethiopian Airlines flight 501 at 11:00a.m.

 

Day 2 –Monday, April 30, 2018: (Addis Ababa)

  • Arrival at Addis Ababa airport 8:10a.m. Meet and greet on arrival at the airport. Transfer to your hotel.
  • Afternoon: Depart on sightseeing tour of the main landmarks of the city, National Museum, Trinity Cathedral, Merkato open market , Entoto panoramic view.
  • Evening welcome dinner

Overnight: Debre Damo or similar hotel                 Dinner

 

Day 03   Tuesday, May 01, 2018:                       Historical Route           (Axum)

Breakfast

  • Transfer to the airport for your Ethiopian Airlines b flight to Axum
  • Transfer to your hotel for check-in
  • Depart on a day sightseeing tour of the main stele park, St. Mary Church ( final resting place of the Ark of the covenant), tombs of Kaleb and Gebre Mesqel, Queen Sheba Palace ( Dungur).

Overnight :Sabean International Hotel or similar         Breakfast/Dinner

 

Day 04 : , Wednesday , May 02, 2018                Lalibela

Breakfast

  • Transfer to the airport for flight to Laibela
  • Transfer to your hotel for check in.
  • Depart on a sightseeing tour of the Northern and Southern Clusters of Rock Hewn churches Symbolizing the Heavenly and earthly Jerusalem.

Overnight: Mountain View or Similar hotel                 Breakfast/Dinner

 

Day 05: Thursday, May 03, 2018                       Gondar

Breakfast.

  • Transfer to airport for flight to Gondar
  • Transfer to your hotel for check in
  • Sightseeing tours of the 17th Castle complex, Debre Birhan Silassie Church and Fasils Bath.

Overnight: Goha Hotel or similar hotel               Breakfast   Dinner

 

Day 06: Friday, May 04, 2018                    Bahar Dar

Breakfast

  • Today drive from Gondar to Bahar Dar. Four hours drive covering a distance of 185kms.
  • Arrive at your hotel for check in.
  • Afternoon: Boat trip on Lake Tana for the monasteries and outlet of the Famous Blue Nile River.

Overnight: Jacarand Hotel or Similar           Breakfast   Dinner

 

Day 07: Saturday, May 05, 2018            Addis Ababa

Breakfast

  • Early morning drive to the Blue Nile Falls.
  • Continue to Addis Ababa for overnight.

Overnight :       Debre Damo Hotel or similar                                                         Breakfast/Dinne

 

Day 08 – Sunday, May 06, 2018   –                Southern          Arba Minch

Breakfast

  • Depart and drive to Arba Minch via Butajira & Hosaina Road Exploring the world heritage site of Tiya and the prehistoric site of Melka Kunture. You will also meet Oromo and gurage local people en-route. This is much better as the road descends as you go south from Addis Ababa to Arba Minch and you will have relatively enough time to explore Tiya and Melka Kunture.

OVERNIGHT: Arba Minch, Paradise lodge or Similar             Breakfast   Lunch

 

Day 09 – Monday, May 07, 2018           Arba Minch-Chamo lake – Jinka

Breakfast

  • Morning drive through part of the Nechi Sar Park and Boat trip on Lake Chamo exploring Crocs and hippos and then drive to Jinka via Key Afer.

OVENIGHR: Jinka, Orit hotel                   Breakfast     Lunch

 

Day 10 – Tuesday,   May 08, 2018               Jinka –Key Afar –Turmi

Breakfast

  • Drive to Mago National park to explore the park and Mursi women lip strechers. Continuer and drive to the colorful Thursday Key Afar market to explore many local peoples exchanging their local agricultural products such as maize sorghum, butter honey, tobacco, clay ochere, etc. drive to the Hammer town of Turmi.

OVERNIGHT: Turmi at Buska lodge     Breakfast                   Lunch

 

Day 11: Wednesday, May 09, 2018         Turmi-Omo Rate – Turmi

Breakfast

  • Driving excursion to Omo Rate for exploring Dasenech people living on the Shore of Omo River

OVERNIGHT: Turmi at Buska lodge                   Breakfast                   Lunch

 

Day 12: Thursday, May 10, 2018                           Turmi-Arba Minch

Breakfast

Drive back to Arba Minch exploring, Konso villages.

  • Afternoon: Drive to the Highland town of Chench settled by Dorze people known for their bee hive shaped houses made from False Banana trees and traditional weaving.

OVERNIGHT: Arba Minch, Paradise lodge         Breakfast       Lunch

 

Day 13 – Friday, May 11, 2018                                     Arba Minch –Addis Ababa

Breakfast

  • Return to Addis Ababa via Northern Rift Valley Lakes exploring Abyta Shala and Ziway Lakes.
  • Day rooms provided in Addis Ababa.
  • Evening farewell dinner with cultural entertainment.

Transfer for departure on Ethiopian Airlines flight 500 at 10:45p.m. for the U.S.A.

OR –

Depart on Ethiopian Airlines flight 308 at 11:15p.m for Kenya

 

Day 14 – Saturday, May 12, 2018

  • Arrive Washington Dulles airport at 7:30 a.m.

 

ETHIOPIA tour INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip air transportation via Ethiopian Airlines from Washington Dulles airport
  • Domestic air transportation – Addis/Axum/Lalibela/Gondar/Bahar Dar/Addis
  • Meet, greet, assist and All transfer in/out to hotels/airports.
  • 1 Day/11 nights Hotel accommodation in the hotel list of the itinerary or its equivalent
  • 2 meals daily     Breakfast and lunch or dinner
  • Tourist standard and insured Van for transfers and sightseeing tours throughout the program
  • Use of Escort Guide travelling throughout the program.
  • Use of Professional destination and local Guides throughout the program
  • All Entrance payments as per the Itinerary list of destinations
  • Half day Boat Trip on Lake Tana to explore the lake and one of the nearer monasteries
  • 2 Liters of sealed water per day/ per clients
  • Government tax
  • U.S. and Ethiopia departure taxes

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Passport or visa fees, (Ethiopia visa fee $70.00) excess baggage, travel Insurance, items of personal nature, meals not included in the itinerary.

 

NET TOUR RATE: ETHIOPIA – SOUTHERN & NORTHERN – April 29 – May 12, 2018

The rates are based on a minimum of 12 full paying passengers . Al rates are subject to change

Based on double occupancy =   $3,766.00 per person

Single room supplement = $370.00

 

SUGGESTED PAYMENT PLAN for ETHIOPIA PORTION:

Deposit now due $250.00 nonrefundable

6 monthly payment of $585.00 final payment – March 14,2018

 

 

EXTENSION TOUR TO KENYA MAY 10 – 21, 2018

 

DAY 1 – Thursday, May 10, 2018 (FOR PERSONS ONLY ON KENYA PORTION)

  • Depart Washington Dulles Airport via Ethiopian Airlines flight at 11:00 a.m.

 

DAY 2: Friday, May 11, 2018

  • Arrive Addis Ababa at 7:30a.m. You are met and transfer to hotel to meet with Prof. Runoko and his group.
  • Evening Dinner and transfer to the airport for departure on Ethiopian Airlines flight 308 at 11:15p,m

 

DAY 3:         Saturday, May 12, 2018   – Addis/Nairobi

  • Arrive Nairobi at 1:20a.m.
  • You are met by the local Kenya tour Guide and transferred tor to the Panari Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 11:00a.m.. depart on city tour, visit the Kenya Museum, Karen Blixen and Parliament buildings where Kenya’s first President, Jomo Kenyatta remains were buried.
  • Bomas of Kenya. You will learn the different aspects of Kenyan culture displayed including living styles, crafts, music and dancing.
  • The tour will end at the famous Carnivore restaurant where you will enjoy some game meat selected for the day’s menu. Zebra, antelope, giraffe, crocodile, ostrich, beef, chicken, pork etc. Different meat is carved in turns from a skewer at the table. You just keep eating until you say ‘enough’. Return to hotel where evening is at leisure

Overnight: Panari Hotel                         (Breakfast/ Dinner)

 

DAY 4: Sunday, May 13, 2018             –Nairobi-Mt Kenya

Breakfast

  • Today after breakfast we will pick you from the hotel and drive towards the Kenyan Highlands. On our lovely drive we will have a couple of favorite stopovers and our first among several will be at Thika and Chania Falls.   Continue to stop at the equator line.
  • Proceed to Mt. Kenya and hope to arrive in time for a sumptuous lunch at the Serena Mountain Lodge. The rest of the day will be spent game viewing from the balcony of our rooms and the lounge. We could also take a walk on the forest trails in the company of a game ranger. If the weather is clear, our appetites will be whetted by views of the snow-capped Mount Kenya. Dinner

Overnight: SERENA MOUNTAIN LODGE   (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

 

DAY 5:   Monday, May 14, 2018-               Nairobi-Amboseli

Breakfast

  • Depart in the morning for Amboseli. Stop for lunch in Nairobi. Proceed to Amboseli Game Reserve viewing game enroute to the Lodge for check in
  • Amboseli National Park is a premier park in Kenya and in the course of the game drives organized for you, you will find out why; it is easy to spot animals and easier to traverse it. Its elephants have been used in conducting studies for decades now and with the presence of Mt Kilimanjaro so well announced, there is not a better place.

Overnight: AMBOSELI SERENA LODGE             (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

 

DAY 6: Tuesday, May 15, 2018-                       Amboseli

Breakfast

  • Depart for visit to a Masai Community Village (Manyatta) to meet and interact with the Masai family. This will be a cultural experience as you learn about their traditions and way of life, & the dances. You will be able to get your questions answered, and purchase souvenirs,

Overnight: AMBOSELI SERENA LODGE   (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

 

DAY 7: Wednesday, May 16, 2018-          Amboseli-Nairobi-Mombasa

  • Early morning game drive, breakfast and depart for Nairobi. Fly from Nairobi to Mombasa VIA Kenya Airways flight at 3:00p.m. Arrive Mombasa at 4:00p.m. You are met and transferred to the Sarova White Sands Hotel.

Overnight SAROVA WHITE SANDS HOTEL             (Breakfast/Dinner)

 

DAY 8: Thursday, May 17, 2018           -Mombasa

Breakfast.

  • The City Tour includes a drive along Mombasa streets lined with intricately carved mosques and historical buildings. Proceed to the huge and famous Tusks over Moi Avenue erected in 1952 in honor of Queen Elizabeth II first visit to Kenya. Dominating the entrance of Mombasa Harbor, Fort Jesus offers a panoramic view of the Old Town. Other places to visit include a drive on Mama Ngina Drive to see the giant baobab trees that live for about 1000 years, and a short walk through the Old Town gives you a chance to a maze of twisting alleyways, ornately carved doors and overhanging balconies. This ancient and impressive maze of architectural wonder will bring you to the Old Dhow Harbor, which is still occasionally used. Visit local market to buy spices, Swahili shoes/sandals, ornaments, materials, kanga/kikoy etc.
  • Lunch ( at own cost).
  • Visit Haller park – This is a former quarry that has now been transformed into a variety of recreational facilities including forests / nature trails and game sanctuaries, and crocodile and fish farm.
  • Afternoon at leisure to explore on your own.

Overnight SAROVA WHITE SANDS HOTEL               (Breakfast/Dinner)

 

DAY 9: Friday, May 18, 2018           -Mombasa

  • Breakfast. Day at leisure
  • OPTIONAL : Tour to Malindi (120km from Mombasa one way) be US $ 70 per person
  • OPTIONAL : Tour to Shimoni Caves(60km from Mombasa one way) $ 80 per person

Overnight: SAROVA WHITE SANDS HOITEL           (Breakfast/dinner)

 

DAY 10: Saturday, May 19, 2018

  • Breakfast Day at leisure
  • Evening: Dinner at a local restaurant with entertainment

Overnight: SAROVA WHITE SANDS HOTEL

 

DAY 11: Sunday, May 20, 2018-                   Mombasa and depart

  • Breakfast.
  • Morning at leisure.
  • 2:00p.m. transfer to the airport for departure on Ethiopian Airlines flight at 5:30 p.m.
  • Arrive Addis Ababa at 7:20p.m. Connect on flight at 11:00p.m.

 

DAY 12: Monday, May 21, 2018

  • Arrive Washington Dulles airport at 8:10 a.m.

 

END OF TOUR

 

KENYA Tour INCLUDES:

  • (Roundtrip air transportation via Ethiopian Airlines from Washington Dulles airport (for persons doing KENYA ONLY)
  • Day room in Addis Ababa with transfers and dinner
  • Accommodation 4 nights in Mombasa on half board (breakfast & dinner)
  • Accommodation 2 nights in Amboseli full board – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation 1 day/1 night in Nairobi at Panari Hotel with breakfast
  • Accommodation 1 night at Mountain Lodge includes all meals
  • All tours and entrance fees as outlined in itinerary
  • Hotel taxes and service fee
  • Masai village visit in Amboseli
  • Services of professional driver guides.
  • Welcome dinner at the Carnivore and farewell dinner in Mombasa.
  • One liter of bottled water per day
  • One way airfare from Nairobi-Mombasa
  • U.S. and Kenya Departure Taxes (subject to change)

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Passport or visa fees, travel insurance, meals not included in the itinerary, items of personal nature Tips and gratuities to driver/guides.

 

RESERVATION FORM
PROF. RUNOKO RASHIDI
TOUR TO ETHIOPIA APRIL 29 – MAY 12, 2017
WITH EXTENSION TO KENYA
MAY 10 – 21, 2018

PLEASE BOOK MY RESERVATION TO JOIN PROF. RASHIDI TOUR TO ETHIOPIA : DEPART APRIL 29, 2018 FROM WASHINGTON, DULLES AIRPORT – Historical Route & Omo Valley April 29 – May 12, 2018 – Ethiopia only

[   ] $3,766.00 per person based on double occupancy

[   ] $370.00 Single Room Supplement

 

[ ]YES, PLEASE BOOK ME ON THE KENYA TOUR MAY 10 – 21, 2018.

[   ] $3,699.00 per person based on double occupancy with airfare from Dulles

[   ] $2,245.00 land only for Kenya portion May 11 – 21,2018

[ ] $350.00 Single room supplement

 

ROOMING

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