Ethiopia Historic Route and Tanzania
Program: 10 Days 9 nights Ethiopia Historic Route and Tanzania

Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa Sightseeing
Up on arrival at Bole international airport and met by the company representatives and transfer to hotel. After check in to hotel, you will have a city tour of Addis. It includes; National Museum, the home of the famous complete hominid fossil remain of Lucy dates 3.2 million years back, Mount Entoto, panoramic view point at the highest peak in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meter above sea level, Trinity Cathedral, a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa, Ethnographic Museum and Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa). Overnight in Addis ababa.

Day 2: Fly to Bahir Dar then explorer Blue Nile falls and Lake Tana Monasteries
In the morning, transfer in to airport to fly to Bahirdar. After check-in to hotel journey by sympathetic African plains eventually leads to the mighty Blue Nile fall commonly known as "Tis Isat" (water that smokes). After hiking, the cataracts drive back to Bahirdar.
After lunch, boat excursion on Lake Tana. On Lake Tana time has still stood and dominated by an archaic, dating from early Christian mysticism and the religious interpretations of African art are characterized by the Ethiopian Christianity, and the world's Old Testament is still practiced. Visit Ura-Kidanemihret monastery, which are rich in icon painting. Overnight in bahrdar.

Day 3: Drive to Gondar then sightseeing
Morning, drive to Gondar, which was one of the hidden cities of the foreign trade area in the 17th century AD. Gondar is the site of ancient castle building palaces of different emperors constructed in the European middle age architectural style. After check-in to hotel visit the curious symbiosis of Ethiopian and Portuguese architectural representation of the Royal Enclosure which is also known as" the Camelot of Africa", the iconic church of Debre Birehanselassie, bath of king Fasilledes which still in use for the colorful celebration of Ethiopian epiphany (Timket). Overnight in Gondar.

Day 4: visit the magnificent Simien Mountains
After breakfast, drive to Simien Mountains National Park which is the most marvelous of all Abyssinian landscapes. Simien Mountain National Park constitutes many summits above 4000masl and culminates at Ras Dashen, the highest peak in Ethiopian and it is the home of the endemics Gelada Baboon, Ethiopian wolf and Walya ibex. After visiting drive back to Gondar. Overnight in Gondar.

Day 5: Fly to Axum

After breakfast, transfer in to airport to fly to the ancient town of Axum. After check-in to hotel visit the archaeological and historical attractions in Axum; which include, The Archaeological Museum, Monolithic Steles, The Tombs of King Kaleb and King Gebre Meskal, and the legendary Bath of the Queen of Sheba, and the ruins of ancient palace of Queen Sheba. You also visit the new and the old Cathedral of St. Mary of Zion and the sanctuary that houses the original Arc of the Covenant. The 16th Century Cathedral of St. Mary of Zion was probably built on an earlier 4th century church, and is the holiest church in Ethiopia. In its sanctuary is said to rest the original Ark of the Covenant. Overnight in Axum.

Day 6: -Fly to Lalibela then explore the rockhewen churches
In the morning, transfer in to airport to fly to the legendary and the framed of Ascetic Mountain town of Lalibela. After check-in to hotel, on this day explore the 12th c. Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela is famous for its rock-hewn churches and these brilliant feats of engineering and architecture are often referred to as the eighth wonder of the World. There are many rock churches in Lalibela, some hidden in enormous caves. Overnight in Lalibela.

Day 7: Fly back to Addis Ababa
This day you will have leisure time. In the evening, farewell traditional dinner in one of the best restaurant in Addis followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian nations. Overnight in Addis Ababa.

Fly with the Ethiopian airline at 10:15 a.m. EAT and arrive at 12:50 p.m. EAT Arrival to Kilimanjaro airport, meeting with our company guide and drive you to the an amazing sleep over property in Arusha called Gold crest hotel. You will check inn the over it’s a bed and breakfast.

After breakfast you will drive to Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park.Dinner and overnight at Burudika tented camp.

Today you will have a full day to explore the Serengeti Park likely the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. The vast Serengeti plains cover an area of about 15,000 square kilometres and during the months of the Great Migration, is the habitat of huge numbers of Wildebeest, Zebra and Thomson’s Gazelle. The Serengeti Kopjes, massive boulder islands of granite standing in a sea of grass, provide shelter to a great variety of plants and animals, from the elusive Leopard to the tiny Dik Dik. Then you will be saved picnic lunch at the bush at 13h30 and drive to the park for a full day game drive. Late evening at 18h00 drive back.
Dinner and overnight at Burudika tented camp.

Today you will be picked up early in the morning after breakfast and drive to Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro Conservation Area supports a vast variety of animal; you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater – a wonderful haven for wildlife. Ngorongoro is unique in that almost all the wildlife lives within the crater walls hence you have the opportunity to find game easily. Rhino, in particular, can be seen regularly as well as prides of Lion and other predators like Cheetah. Livestock belonging to the semi-nomadic Maasai tribe graze alongside wild animals. You will visit Lake Magadi a large but shallow alkaline lake in South Western corner which is one of the main features of the Crater enjoy lunch at 12h30 by the Hippo pond before beginning your drive to Arusha for overnight at
Dinner and overnight at Burudika lodge karatu.

After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania’s smaller and most underrated parks. While it may lack the size and variety of other northern-circuit destinations (there's pretty much one main north–south route through the park), its vegetation is diverse, ranging from savannah to marsh to evergreen forest (11 ecosystems in all) and it supports one of the highest biomass densities of large mammals in the world. The chance to see elephant families moving through the forest or Lake Manyara's famous population of tree-climbing lions (although sighting them is becoming increasingly rare) are alone reason enough to come. Then drive to Arusha for departure.
Costs per person
2 pax 4 pax each 6 pax each 7 Above each
5635 5010 4750 4600

Supplement single is $800/person
The cost includes:
  • Accommodation based on double occupancy
  • All meals with water
  • All domestic flights
  • Flight from Addis Ababa to Kilimanjaro international airport.
  • All surface transport
  • Professional guide
  • Local guide
  • Boat trip on Lake Tana
  • All entrance fees
  • All transfers in Arusha
  • Meeting on arrival to airport;
  • Accommodation full board meals during Safari;
  • Water and soft drinks during tour;
  • Medical kit;
  • Experienced guide-ranger;
  • English speaking guide;
  • Safari and other excursions during Safari in jeep 4*4;
  • Entry fees to all National reserves;
The cost excludes:
International flight
Visa fee
Soft and alcoholic drinks
Photo and video fees
Anything which is not mentioned on the above-included parts