5 Days Rift Valley Tour

Five Days Rift Valley Tour


  • 3 guided game viewings
  • Boating in Lake Ziway and visit Abijatta-Shalla
  • Spot the endangered Swayne's hartebeest in Senkelle
  • Park, conservation, guiding, and entrance fees
  • Tourist standard vehicles
  • Daily breakfast and 1 liter of water
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers


Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa - Awash National Park

You will arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa and get transferred to Awash National Park about some 240 km from Addis Ababa ( 3 and half hour drive) and on the way, you will have lunch at your account and overnight at Awash Fall lodge.

Day 2: Visiting days in Awash NP

You will have a game drive in the Awash National park just to see the oryx, gazelles, and many more wild and bird lives there. In the afternoon, drive to Ziway (250 km from Awash to Ziway) about 4 hour slow drive for an overnight stay at Haile Resort

Day 3: Ziway - Abijatta-Shalla National Park - Awassa

In the morning, depart with a boat on a freshwater lake Ziway(for about one and half hour visit). This Lake is known for its population of birds and hippopotamuses. The shores and islands of Lake Ziway are the home of the Zay people. In the afternoon, you will drive to the Abijatta-Shalla National Park which mostly has abundant bird and ostriches. Then, you will drive to the beautiful rift valley town of Awasa (115 km) from Ziway of two hour drive and check in at Lewi Resort.

Day 4: Awassa - Senkelle Swayne's Hartebeest Sanctuary and Wondogenet hot spring water

Drive to 44 kilometers away west from Awasa town to the Senkele Swayne’s Hartebeest Sanctuary just to see endemic and endangered antelope species called Swayne’s hartebeests and other wild animals including Bohor, reedbucks, greater kudus, orbis antelopes, spotted hyenas, serval, civet cats, caracals, warthogs, and common jackals as well as 91 species of bird. Then back to Awasa town and on the way you will go to some 15 km from the junction to Awasa town  Wondogenet hot spring water and back to Awasa town for an overnight stay at Lewi Resort.


Day 5: Awasa - Tiya - Addis Ababa

Drive to Addis Ababa via Buta Jira (275 km form Awasa to Addis about 4  hour drive) just to visit the standing stone of Tiya stela.

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