Western Ethiopia: Jima & Gambella Tour Package

Adventure Tour to the Semien Mountains

Overview


Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa
  • Arrival: Arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport where our guide will meet you.
  • Transfer to Hotel: Transfer to your hotel for check-in and relaxation.
  • City Tour: Explore Addis Ababa, visiting landmarks such as the National Museum, Holy Trinity Cathedral, and the bustling Mercato market.
  • Traditional Dinner: Enjoy a traditional Ethiopian dinner with cultural music and dance.
  • Accommodation: Overnight in Addis Ababa.
Day 2: Addis Ababa to Jima
  • Drive to Jima: Depart for Jima, a city known for its lush coffee plantations and beautiful landscapes.
  • Coffee Plantation Visit: Stop at a local coffee plantation to learn about the process from bean to cup and enjoy a freshly brewed cup.
  • Abijatta-Shalla National Park: Visit the park known for its scenic beauty, birdlife, and hot springs.
  • Lunch: Enjoy lunch en route at a local restaurant.
  • Dinner: Taste local Jima cuisine for dinner.
  • Accommodation: Overnight in Jima.
Day 3: Jima Exploration
  • Morning in Jima: Explore the town of Jima, known for its vibrant markets and traditional way of life.
  • Dorze Village Visit: Drive to a nearby Dorze village to learn about the unique culture, architecture, and weaving traditions of the Dorze people.
  • Lunch: Enjoy a picnic lunch with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Back to Jima: Return to Jima in the afternoon.
  • Free Evening: Spend the evening at leisure, perhaps exploring more of Jima or relaxing at your hotel.
  • Accommodation: Overnight in Jima.
Day 4: Jima to Gambella
  • Drive to Gambella: Depart for Gambella, a region known for its diverse ethnic groups and wildlife.
  • Ethnic Village Visit: Stop at an ethnic village along the way to interact with the local community and learn about their way of life.
  • Gambella Town: Arrive in Gambella town in the afternoon and check into your hotel.
  • Local Market Visit: Visit a vibrant local market to experience the bustling atmosphere and diverse array of goods.
  • Dinner: Enjoy a dinner featuring traditional Gambella cuisine.
  • Accommodation: Overnight in Gambella.
Day 5: Gambella Exploration
  • Gambella National Park: Explore Gambella National Park, known for its diverse wildlife including elephants, buffalo, and various bird species.
  • Boat Safari: Enjoy a boat safari along the Baro River, offering opportunities to spot hippos, crocodiles, and aquatic birds.
  • Lunch: Picnic lunch in the park surrounded by nature.
  • Cultural Performance: In the evening, experience a traditional cultural performance by local tribes, showcasing dance and music.
  • Dinner: Farewell dinner with local specialties.
  • Accommodation: Overnight in Gambella.
Day 6: Gambella to Addis Ababa
  • Flight to Addis Ababa: After breakfast, catch a flight back to Addis Ababa.
  • Optional Activities: Depending on your flight schedule, you may have time for optional activities such as visiting more museums or shopping for souvenirs.
  • Departure: Transfer to the airport for your departure, taking with you unforgettable memories of Western Ethiopia.

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