Day 01: Drive to Debre Zeit, about 50kms
After breakfast drive to Debre zeyit which is know well known by the name Bishoftu .The small town of Bishoftu is only about an hour’s drive south east of Addis Ababa. At an altitude of 1900 meters, it enjoys a warm climate. It is surrounded with series of Lovely Crater Lakes which offer short boat ride and bird watching. Visit Lake Bishoftu, the most central, alkaline natured lake. It supports some interesting birds notably a wintering population of ferruginous duck and breeding pairs of Ruppell’s griffin vulture and then drive to Lake Hora is 2 km away from the town center; 40m deep saline water body.Lake Hora is the most extensive Crater Lake; thickly wooded slopes teem with birds. iuf you havemore time here visit Lake Kuriftu, more notable for its excellent fishing than any scenic qualities.
Day 02: Drive to Langano, 160kms
En route visit Lake Ziway is the largest of the northern group of Rift Valley Lakes. It is best known for its bird life. Then Continue to Lake Langano. This blarzia-free lake is a popular resort of swimming, aquatic sports, sunbathing, camping and bird-watching. It is also a base to visit the nearby Lake Abiata-shala National Park, twin lakes of Abiata and Shala. It is an enormous lake with enormous numbers of birds.
Day 03: Drive to Awassa, 75kms
En route visit Shashamene the home to a Rastafarian community from the Caribbean. Visit the Rastafarian church and the banana art gallery. Visit “Amora Gedel”-the daily fishing market on the shore of Lake Awassa and get really close to pelicans, storks and other birds very much used to human company.
Day 04: Drive to Arba Minch to visit Lake Chamo, 294kms
Enjoy the boat trip on Lake Chamo, as one of the best features of Nechsar National park. Attraction of the boat trip includes viewing of large number of hippos and crocodiles from a very close range. There is a good place to watch large number of crocodiles on the shore of Lake Chamo. The place known as “Azo-Gebeya” meaning Crocodile Market offers one of Africa’s most impressive displays of big crocks.
Nech Sar is established as a sanctuary for the rare Swayne’s hartebeest. From the town of Arba Minch on the ridge of land that divides Abaya and Chamo there are commanding views of the panorama all around including both lakes with Nech Sar on the eastern side and, to the west, the huge range of mountains. Such is the outstanding beauty of this viewpoint it has long been known as the Bridge of Heaven.
Day 05: Drive to Wondo Genet, 270kms
The mountain and spa forest resort. This exotic forest is a feast for myriads of birds. The waters are reputed to have curative properties. The hot water comes gushing out of the rocks and one can stand underneath, getting a natural hydro massage. There is also a naturally heated swimming pool. The scenery around the lodge is hilly and Juniper forested. While most visitors may prefer to relax around the spa, there are some very good walks in the hills, with plenty of bird life -Wondo Genet is surrounded by dense forest and filled with bird song. Bird life in the forest is abundant. There’s also an arboretum with over124 species of trees. Six endemic birds are found in the forest.
Day 06: Drive back to Addis Ababa, 275kms