ETHIOPIA – SOUTHERN & NORTHERN TOUR, 4/29/2018 – 5/12/2018, WITH OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO KENYA 5/12/2018 – 5/18/2018*

When:
April 29, 2018 – May 18, 2018 all-day
2018-04-29T00:00:00-04:00
2018-05-19T00:00:00-04:00
ETHIOPIA – SOUTHERN & NORTHERN TOUR, 4/29/2018 – 5/12/2018, WITH OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO KENYA 5/12/2018 – 5/18/2018*

(*KENYA TOUR DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  FOR DETAILS, SEE PAGE BOTTOM)

 

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 05Thursday,  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 06Friday,  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

Break 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 11Wednesday, 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 12Thursday, 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.

 

*     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 INCUDED

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

 

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OPTIONAL TOUR TO KENYA  – May 12 –18, 2018*

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*SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  THE KENYA TOUR IS BEING EDITED WITH PLANS TO ADD SEVERAL MORE DAYS TO THE TOUR.  SO PLEASE STAY TUNED; FINALIZED TOUR DATES WILL BE POSTED TO THIS SITE WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

 

DAY 14 – Saturday, May 12, 2018             Nairobi

Arrive Nairobi at 1:20a.m. You are met by the local Kenya tour Guide and transferred tor to the Panari Hotel.

10:00a.m. Breakfast

Depart on city tour, visit the Kenya Museum, Karen Blixen and Parliament buildings where Kenya’s first President, Jomo Kenyatta, lies 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 15 – Sunday, May 13, 2018       Nairobi/Amboseli 

Breakfast

Depart in the morning  for Amboseli .  Arrive in time for lunch

Afternoon visit a Masai village to meet and interact with the Masai people.  View game as you return to your lodge.

Overnight:  Amboseli Serena Lodge      Breakfast /  Lunch / Dinner

 

Day 16 – Monday,  May 14, 2018 –          Amboseli – Nairobi -Mombasa

Breakfast

Early morning  game drive , breakfast and depart for Nairobi, for your flight to Mombasa on Kenya Airways flight at 300p.m.  You arrive Mombasa at 4:00p.m, where you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight:  Sarova White Sands Hotel          Breakfast  Dinner

 

Day 17 – Tuesday,  May 15, 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 Sand Hotel              Breakfast/Dinner

 

Day 18 – Wednesday,  May 16, 2018            Mombasa

Breakfast

Day at leisure

OPTIONAL tours (at additional cost)

1.Shimoni Caves Tour – $80.00 per person

  1. Malindi (75 miles from Mombasa)  – $70.00 per person

Evening:  Dinner at a local restaurant  with entertainment

Overnight: Sarova White Sand  Hotel            Breakfast/Dinner

 

Day 19 – Thursday, May 17,  2018   Mombasa   Departure

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.  Breakfast/

 

Day 20 – Friday, , May 18,  2018  

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

 

KENYA PORTION INCLUDES

 

* Domestic flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi via Ethiopian Airlines

* Domestic one way airfare – Nairobi to Mombasa

*  International flight from Mombasa – Addis Ababa – Washington Dulles Airport  –

* Roundtrip transfer and baggage handling

* Travel overland via air conditioned motor coaches

*  Entrance fees

* Hotel accommodation

1day/1 Night, Panari Hotel, Nairobi

1 night Amboseli Serena Lodge, Amboseli Game Reserve

3 Nights Sarova White Sands  Hotel, Mombasa

*  Hotel taxes and service fees

* Meals as  outlined = B = Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner

* All tours  and visits as outlined in the itinerary

* Experienced English Speaking local tour guide/driver

* Kenya departure taxes

 

OPTIONAL TOUR TO KENYA rates 

Rates are based on a minimum of 12 full paying passengers

 All terms and conditions are applicable to this quote.,

$1,620.00 per person based on double occupancy

$280.00 Single room supplement

 

NOT INCLUDED

Passport  or visa fees( for  Kenya  visa= $50.00) ,  travel insurance, excess baggage, meals not included in the itinerary, items of personal nature – telephone, laundry, etc.

 

RESERVATION FORM

PROF. RUNOKO RASHIDI

TOUR TO ETHIOPIA APRIL 29 – MAY 12, 2017

WITH EXTENSION TO KENYA

MAY 11 – 18. 2018 

 

PLEASE BOOK MY RESERVATION TO JOIN PROF. RASHIDI TOUR TO ETHIOPIA : DEPART APRIL 29, 2018 FROM WASHINGTON, DULLES AIRPORT

 ETHIOPIA  – Historical Route & Omo Valley  April 29 – May 12, 2018

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

[   ] $370.00 Single Room Supplement

 

(  ) YES, PLEASE BOOK ME ON THE EXTENTION OPTONAL TOUR TO KENYA MAY 11 – 18, 2018   

[   ] $1,620.00 per person based on double occupancy

[   ] $280.00 Single Room Supplement

 

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