Addis Ababa Tours
Birding, in Ethiopia 15 days

Birding, in Ethiopia 15 days

By Ethio USA Tours
About
The joy of traveling can be  enjoyed virtually anywhere in the world. Yet one of the best countries for breathtaking scenery, rugged but majestic mountains, exotic flora, fauna (mainly endemic mammals, birds, plants) and pristine cultural diversity maintained by perpetual historical site and tribes undoubtedly it is Ethiopia.

Ages 3-90
Duration: 15 days
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: Arabic, German, Russian, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
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  • Dinner
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  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Meet & greet at the airport
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  • Dinner
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  • Dinner
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  • Breakfast
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  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • All accommodations on full board Except Addis basis as per the program including nonalcoholic drinks (Tea, coffee, a bottle of wateror soft drinks) BB in Addis
  • Coaster bus with 8 participants including fuel and driver allowance
  • Local guides when needed
  • Scout fee at the national park
  • All government tax
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Entoto Maryam Church
  • Entry/Admission - Debre Libanos
  • Entry/Admission - Menagesha Suba Forest Park
  • Entry/Admission - Adama
  • Entry/Admission - Awash
  • Entry/Admission - Adama
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Ziway
  • Entry/Admission - Shashamane
  • Entry/Admission - Shashamane
  • Entry/Admission - Fish Market at Awassa Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Bale Mountains
  • Entry/Admission - Bale Mountains
  • Entry/Admission - Bale Mountains
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Ziway
  • Entry/Admission - Mercato Market
What's not included
  • The international and local flight
  • Any alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and any personal expenses
  • Video camera and photography fees/ filming permit and fee
  • Porter fees at the airport/ hotel/lodge

Start:Traveler pickup offered.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 127508P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Respect the local community you are visiting, act responsibly towards local people, customs, and the environment.
      • views onto the other people i.e. do not undermine one’s religion/belief, custom, lifestyle; do not insult/criticize….etc.
      • Support local businesses if you can and able to help their income by using locally owned shops.
      • Make sure your impact on the environment is minimal; do not drop wastes, especially inorganic products.
      • allow them to act naturally Use resources wisely
      • Ethiopians are generally modest dressers, and visitors should be sensitive about going under dressed (shorts, tank tops and barebacked) into places of worship. Shoes must always be removed before entering churches and mosques.
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 127508P1

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      Itinerary
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      15 stops
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      Day 15
      Drive to Addis Abeba
      About the operator
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      • Ethio USA Tours
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        Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
        Joined in October 2018
      • International1935113
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        Trip to Northern Ethiopia to visit historic cities and cultural sites
        My wife and I so enjoyed our tour of Northern Ethiopia with Ethio USA Tours in February 2019 that we invited two relatives and two very dear friends to accompany us on a return visit of sixteen days in January 2020 with the same agency. We slightly expanded our previous itinerary to include tours and overnights in Addis Ababa, Debre Markos, Bahir Dar, Gonder, Aksum, Mekele, Lalibela, and Desse. We worked closely with Ethio USA Tours to plan the follow-on tour. All aspects of the visit went flawlessly, thanks to our alert, capable driver Haile Mariam and our knowledgeable, helpful, and resourceful guide, Mulugeta Dubale. Our guide not only explained Ethiopian history, culture, and religion clearly and in context, but with enthusiasm and pride. Mulugeta also helped us with thoughtful suggestions to our numerous requests regarding food and drink choices, souvenir purchases, and how to benefit the most from using our free time effectively. Our overnight accommodations outside of Addis Ababa were all satisfactory or better. In Addis Ababa, we stayed in an excellent hotel (Nexus). Northern Ethiopia has high mountains, deep valleys, and fertile plateaus, and an interesting and ancient history and culture. The staff of Ethio USA Tours contributed significantly to helping us understand, appreciate, and enjoy the beauty and diversity of Northern Ethiopia.
        Written January 19, 2020
      • Nate_Traveler
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        Full Ethiopia Tour
        We did a tour across several parts of the country, including Addis, Gondar, Lallibella, and Axum and also the Omo Valley in the south. Ethio Tours was extremely organized and made the trip pretty much effortless on our part. The country is a complicated place to traverse and it felt completely necessary and enjoyable to have a guide. Would work with them again. Great company.
        Written July 6, 2019
      • Voyager171484
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        Return Visit to Ethiopia
        My wife and I returned to Ethiopia in February 2019 for a tour after living in Addis Ababa in the 1960s and a short visit in 1994. We chose Ethio USA Tours as our travel agency. It was a smart decision. We wanted a custom tour that was in-depth and flexible. Ethio USA Tours met all of our requests. I suddenly became ill before the trip, so needed to re-schedule the itinerary two times. Ethio USA Tours handled the changes efficiently and with a minimum of cancellation fees. Upon arrival in Ethiopia, we were met by a relative of the owner of Ethio USA Tours, who drove us and served as our guide for the ten-day tour to the historical cities of northern Ethiopia. He proved to be not only an excellent driver and quite knowledgeable about Ethiopia's economy, cultures/religions, history, and politics, but also a delightful travelling companion. We visited and overnighted in Bahir Dar, Gonder, Aksum, Mekele, Lalibela, and Dessie. Each day's drive was long, but our driver/guide responded quickly to our requests for rest stops or to view interesting sites. Our hotels selected by the agency were excellent--clean, comfortable, and welcoming. The on-site guides chosen by our agency were well-informed and good communicators. The food in the hotels was basic, but varied, well prepared, and safe. Whatever minor issues arose were quickly and favorably resolved. We were impressed that we were contacted almost daily from Washington by the owner of Ethio USA Tours to ensure that we were well and were fully satisfied by the services provided by our driver/guide. Toward the end of the tour, we asked the agency to try to locate for us two Ethiopian couples, whom we knew from the 1960s, but had lost contact. It was a difficult search, but in the end, Ethio USA Tours found the two families, and we had two delightful reunions. My wife and I enjoyed our return visit to Ethiopia immensely. Our agency played a key role in making our trip so comfortable and rewarding. Ethio USA Tours assured us from the beginning of our preparations that we would be provided with professional, competent, first-class services. The agency faithfully delivered fully on all its promises. My wife and I highly recommend Ethio USA Tours. John and Anike Buche Washington DC USA
        Written March 7, 2019
      • Wesley D
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        Walking in the footsteps of his majesty
        I travelled with Ethio USA Tours in collaboration with a Rastafari TV. They made it possible for me to fulfil my ancestor pilgrimage. From the start, I received a personal service (second to none) and was treated with care and respect by all involved in the planning and execution of the tour. I would recommend Ethio USA Tours as a potential travel choice.
        Written January 27, 2019
      • Bunnatourist
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        Ethiopia thru Abera - My first introduction to a small part of Africa! An amazing and ancient culture like no other!
        Ethiopia thru Abera and ETHIO USA TOURS - My first introduction to a small part of Africa! A mesmerizing and ancient culture like no other!! "On the way to see an American friend doing social work in Somaliland, I decided to see Ethiopia as my first African stop. Boy, was I in for an amazing adventure full of many great and positive surprises? From delightfully different Ethiopian Cuisine (to include Bunna - the local coffee) to rich customs, tribes, forts, and churches —old and new! People have been the best experience there and a gem of a man Abera thru whom I experienced all things Ethiopian. Not only have I met a fantastic human being but equally fantastic tour operator that I remained friends with and made repeated visits to his country as recently as a few years ago. " I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the company.
        Written January 18, 2019
      • fonddelocean
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        An amazing trip to be forever remembered!
        I have lived and traveled around the world; some trips you forget about and some trips just stick to you because they change your life. Travelling through Southern Ethiopia with Abera was such a trip, it was just exceptional! I was travelling with my (very) often grumpy mature parents even though sceneries and sensory experiences were just more beautiful and stunning one than the other. Thank goodness, Abera was one of the most composed, competent, knowledgeable, interesting and kind guides I have ever met ! We drove over 2000 Kms in 10 days on remote and on mud roads to reach tribes in the Omo Valley, discovering delicious local dishes and that strange spongy grey bread that accompanies every meal along the way. An unforgettable road trip? Yes, for sure and one I would love to do again as soon as possible! Thanks Abera, wish you all the best! 🙏
        Written December 9, 2018
      • M3639FWandreab
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        Choose Excellent Customer Service at Ethio USA Tours
        I already had my ticket to Addis Ababa from Washington DC but I was having a difficult time planning my trip to Asmara, Eritrea and Lalibela, the famous city with the medieval churches carved out of rock. I was running out of time and did not know what to do. Then a friend put me in touch with Ethio USA Tours. Abera, the owner came up with a brilliant idea. He suggested I visit Lalibela for two days, return to Addis the morning of November 17, wait at the airport a few hours then fly to Asmara that same afternoon. He arranged the flights and also gave me great ideas about what to do in Asmara. Everything worked out perfectly! Thank you so much Abera-- it would not have happened without you. Andrea Barron
        Written December 2, 2018
      • hapeetnl
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        Exelent Etiopia tour!
        Made a tour with mr Abera - Ethio USA Tours some years ago through the south of Ethiopia. Me and my friends all experienced him as a very passionated en responsible tourguide. Wish him al the best with his company, and recommend him highly!
        Written December 1, 2018
      • Go37091325955
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        A Hidden Gem
        I met with Ethio USA Tours during ATIGS 2018, the gentleman I spoke with was so passionate about traveling that 5 minutes into talking I had to ask where he was talking about. I was shocked to hear that the country he described was Ethiopia. I can honestly say I had never considered going to this part of Africa before. I had to ask why was he so passionate he let me know he was from there and had lead tourism there for over 20 years before coming to the United States. Now he wants to help share what Ethiopia has to offer. The tour he set up was to see the holy sites of Lalible and Axum in the North and to see the tribal culture of the South of Ethiopia. He handled everything from the plane to accommodations. I have to say I felt safe the whole time, we chose to have a tour guide with us the helping us see the culture up close. This is a trip that is almost indescribable, because of how much we experienced in two weeks. The food was amazing (remember to eat with your right hand and bring coffee home with you it is life changing), the sights are not done justice even with pictures. I can not wait to go back for Easter 2020.
        Written November 29, 2018
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