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Adventures in Ethiopia can offer for you Southern trips of Ethiopia and to accompany you on this journey into the breathtaking landscapes and ancient tribal life :

Lake Ziway

 is a must for bird-watchers and hippo spotters.  Three of the lake’s islands (Tullu Guddo, Gelia Island, Debre Sina Island), along with parts of the mainland, are home to the Zay people who are culturally and linguistically distinct from any other group in Ethiopia.  They are said to have arrived more than 1000 years ago, along with the Ark of the Covenant which they housed on Tullo Guddo Island for safety.  Although the Ark has long since left, there are still plenty of monasteries, ancient manuscripts and relics to be seen

Lake Abijatta-Shala National Park

 Lake Shala (a very deep crater lake – over 260 meters deep) and Lake Abiatta (a soda lake with thousands of flamingos),

  • hot springs – where locals believe the water to have healing properties,
  • walk to an ostrich farm and look for warthogs and gazelles

Lepis forest

 is among this region’s most pristine and secluded natural wonders, with breathtaking views, endemic bird and wildlife species, and an impressive natural waterfall

Shashemene

 it’s the Rastafari capital of Africa and if this interests you, you’re going to love it, There you can visit Banana Art Gallery to see acclaimed artist Ras Hailu Tafaim’s art made from banana leaves, bark and flowers, and shop for all the Haile Selassie memorabilia you could ever want. Near Shashemene is Wendo Genet hot springs

Hawassa 

the fish market and mount Tabor,

  • Hawassa Half Marathon – its law altitude and flat surface had made Hawassa ideal for long distance racing and Hawassa Lake has add a unique natural beauty to the race. The 2019 edition of the race will take place on Sunday 10 February 2019.
  • Logita Water Fall – This amazing waterfall lies close to the main road that goes from Hawassa to Daye town. It is 115km from the Hawassa. Bonora Water Fall – it lies very close to Daye town with a distance of 134 kms from Hawassa. The fall is above 15 m height with 30m width.

Senkelle Wildlife Sanctuary

well-known for endemic and endangered subspecies of Swayne’s Hartebeest.

But don’t count on seeing any of the few remaining leopards, cheetahs, spotted hyenas or caracals. The globally threatened greater spotted eagle is one of 191 bird species documented, and swallow-tailed kites are often seen. There are lakes and hot springs deeper into the 57-sq-km park.

Lake Chamo

 there you can visit to huge crocodiles, hippos, a variety of birdlife and you will also visit to the nearby Nech Sar National Park – a natural habitat for many wild animals such like a zebra, gazelle, antelope etc.

Visit the Dorze village 

famous for their bee hive shaped houses, weaving styles and their different lifestyle. There is possible also guided trekking, horse riding to enjoy beautiful landscape of mountains and waterfall.

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Adjoura waterfall 

The twin falls on the right is Ajacho and on the left is Soke which merges at the floor of gorge by falling above 200 mts of height and form Ajora river that finally drains into Omo river.

The northern fall has formed on Soke stream, but the southern – on Ajacho (Shapa) stream.

Nearby are other enormous falls – to the south Uoibo has formed some 300 m tall fall in several steps, to the north Sana has two cascades – some 200 and 150 m tall and further north Buha falls first with some 180 m tall, vertical fall and then – one more, which is some 150 – 180 m tall.

Pre- historic rock art sites around Walayta – Moche Boraga Gangola, Black Stone cave and Galto Gangola.

the Konso Village

  • famous for their colorfully costumed dresses, impressive terracing of land – recently registered as World heritage by UNESCO, and engraved wooden statues grave markers,
  • New York canyon (An eroded terrain) – the name derived from the shape of the degraded landscape, which looks like the skyscrapers of New York. The erosion of the soil started in the unknown past today parallel blokes of hardened land rises one after another.

Mago National Park

 areas along the lower Omo (within the park) are populated with a rich diversity of ethnic groups, including the Aari, Banna, Bongoso, Hamer, Karo, Kwegu, Male and Mursi peoples. The park’s perhaps best known attraction are the Mursi, known for piercing their lips and inserting disks made of clay.

Mago National Park is mainly savannah, with some forested areas around the rivers. It was set up to conserve the large numbers of plains animals in the area, particularly buffalo, giraffe, and elephant. Also seen here are topi and lelwel hartebeest, as well as lion, leopard, Burchell’s zebra, gerenuk, and greater and lesser kudu. The birds are also typical ofthe dry grassland habitat, featuring bustards, hornbills, weavers, and starlings.

Turmi city

around here are number of tribes like Hammer tribe (best known for elaborate hairstyles, body painting using clays and vegetable pigments to make fantastic patterns on their faces, chests, arms and legs, attend the bull jumping), Dassench tribe, Karo tribe, Arebore and Tsmaye tribes, Bana, Borena and Sidama peoples …

Yabelo Wildlife Sanctuary

The Sanctuary affords protection to the endemic Swayne‟s Hartebeest and is the home of the endemic and vulnerable Ethiopian Bush Crow and White-tailed Swallow. Other interesting birds found here include Ostrich, Short-tailed Lark, Pringle‟s Puff-back, Northern Grey Tit, Abyssinian Grosbeak Canary, Vulturine Guinea fowl, Somali Sparrow, Black-capped SocialWeaver, Donaldson-Smith Nightjar, Star-spotted Nightjar, Grey-headed Social Weaver and Magpie Starling. The site is good for Burchell‟s Zebra and smaller numbers of Grant‟s Gazelle and Gerenuk.

El Sod Crater lake

  • and singing wells near Mega. 
  • Megado crater lake (brine from lake is a mixture of salt and sodium carbonate)

Batena cave 

named also Dawa Ballo – These caves are situated on both sides of the bank of river Batena found at the outskirt of Hossana town, capital of Hadia zone. On the righs side of river Batena, there is a cave which has an exit & an entrance. This cave has two rooms and they are connected internally though doors. On the left side of the river, there is one big cave with 5 smaller caves having an exit & an entrance and all are interconnected with small doors. The people of Hadiya used these caves as shelter during tribal wars. It is 230 km from Addis Abeba and 163 km from Awassa through Alaba – Angecha road.

Arto Hot spring 

Is a wonderful hot springs that can be reached very easily as they are located very near to the Alaba – Hossana main road. It is found in Alaba special woreda. It is 11kms from Alaba Town, 324 kms from Addis Abeba & 97 kms from Awassa. The hot springs are bubbling from the ground here & there with different degrees of temperature. People take baths and drink the water to get relived of their ailings on the thirteen Ethiopian months of pagume. Also the water believed  as medicine to heel skin & other diseases. It is ideal place for natural steam bath. Average temperature is 670 c -950 c. The total area of pond created by the springs is about 60sq. meters.  Arto Belate Waterfall – 2kms from the Halaba Kulito town on Belate River.

Gesuba cascade 

near a small village Gesuba there is this beautifull cascade.

Adventures in Ethiopia understand that groups need special attention foer unusual events and activities that provide the most creative itineraries to fit any budget.

    The tourism need to be not a destructive force for tribal people, but unfortunately it frequently is.
That’s why, please, keep in mind – respect the tribal people (don’t demean, degrade and insult), don’t bring in disease (cold, AIDS), obtain permission to enter and behave as if on private property.

“Adventures in Ethiopia” will also develop custom-made package tours keeping individual interests and travel dates.

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