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Tour Code: HTT-09 Adaba- Dodola Community Trekking Attractions: Trekking, Bird watching, Scenery & WildlifeDuration: 10 Days & 9 Nights Transportation: Surface  Surface Drive, & Trekking









Tour Overview


Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air port

Day 2: Addis Ababa City Tour

Day 3: Drive to Dodola via Shashmene

Day 4: Trek Dodola to Waharo

Day 5: Trek Wahoro to Angafo

Day 6: Trek Angafu to Adele

Day 7: Trek Adele to Mololicho

Day 8: Trek Mololicho to Duro

Day 9: Trek Duro to Bucha Raya and drive to Awassa

Day 10: Drive back to Addis Ababa

Detail Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air port
Meet and greet you our representative and transfer you to the hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 2: Addis Ababa City Tour
You will have an early breakfast and your first visit in Addis Ababa will be the National Museum. (houses numerous antiquarian relics and archaeological artifacts including 3.5 million year old skeleton of Lucy). Then you will continue to visit Mount Entoto (3,200 above sea level, the Church of St Mary (1885), & museum and Emperor Menelik II Palace. After lunch you will visit Trinity Cathedral. It was constructed by Emperor Haile Selassie in 1947 (ornamented with carvings and mosaic and other artistic works such as paintings of saints and the apostles on the stained glass) and visit Merkato, the largest open market in Africa. Dinner and Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Dodola via Shashmene
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Dodola, (410 Km from Addis). En route, you will make a stop on Awash River and Lake Ziway (best known for its birdlife) to visit aquatic birds. You will have lunch at Shashmene (250 Km from Addis). You will proceed driving and arrive in Dodola late afternoon.

Upon arrival, you will check into a hotel and do all the requirements for trekking at the Adaba and Dodola Community Tourism Trekking at GTZ office and facilitate arrangements. Later, you will prepare the necessary logistics for your trekking. Dinner and Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 4: Trek Dodola to Waharo
You will have an early breakfast and drive to Changaiti (2750 meter above sea level, 10km from Dodola. Here you start trekking to Wahoro camping site on the trail that follows the Lensho River. You will have packed lunch in the bush. In the evening, you will spend the night at the camp site. Upon arrival you will make short trek around Waharo to visit the impressive rock formation of Wahoro. Overnight stay camping at Wahoro.

Day 5: Trek Wahoro to Angafo
Early in the morning after an easy breakfast, you will do trekking to Angafo. the way leads through forest or moorlands with heather. Between Tulu Gedemsa (3640 m a.s.l.) and Gama Hugicho (3713 m a.s.l.), the vegetation starts being dominated by giant lobelias and thistles. All in all you may need about 5 hours for just less than 10 km. You will have packed lunch in the bush. In the evening, you will spend the night at the camp site. Overnight stay camping at Angafo (3460 meter above sea level).

Day 6: Trek Angafu to Adele
After breakfast, you will continue trekking full day to Adele. Crossing Hagenia and Hypericum forests, fields of lobelias and torch lilies, and passing caves, the 9-km tour may take you about 4 hours. Over the first section, the trail follows a mountain ridge with views to the volcano shaped Mount Kaka (4100 m a.s.l.) and Mount Honkolo (3900 m a.s.l.) in Arsi on the other side of the Adaba-Dodola plain.

You will cross heather moorland, Erica and Hagenia forests and wooded pastures until you reach Adele. Look out for guereza monkeys in the huge Hagenia trees directly around the hut and appreciate the peaceful silence, the warbling of birds, the drilling of insects or rustling of grazing animals. You will have packed lunch in the bush. In the evening, you will spend the night at camp site. Overnight stay camping at Adele.

Day 7: Trek Adele to Mololicho
Early in the morning after an easy breakfast, you will do trekking to Mololicho. The way from Adele to Mololicho is long but beautiful (18 km). First it follows a mountain valley, then a mountain ridge, from where you can see down to the reservoir of Wabe Shebele. Lobelias and torch lilies are plentiful along the route. You will have packed lunch in the bush. In the evening, you will spend the night at the camp site. Overnight stay camping at Mololicho.

Day 8: Trek Mololicho to Duro
After breakfast, you will continue trekking full day to Duro 2680 m a.s.l.. The 18km tour from Mololicho to Duro covers the longest distance between Adaba-Dodola trekking camps. From the Duro forest camp it is possible to continue the horse trekking to the adjacent Bale Mountains National Park after prior arrangement with the park administration. You will have packed lunch in the bush. In the evening, you will spend the night at camp site. Overnight stay camping at Mololicho.

Day 9: Trek Duro to Bucha Raya and drive to Awassa
Early in the morning after an easy breakfast, you will do trekking to Bucha Raya. You will have packed lunch in the bush.
Duro is probably the forest camp with the most impressive view. It borders the Bale Mountains National Park. It is embedded in a rough mountain area covered by Erica heather. Then, your vehicle will be waiting for you at Bucha Raya ( 9km from Adaba) and you will drive to Awassa). Dinner and Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 10: Drive back to Addis Ababa
After breakfast, you will be driving to Addis Ababa. On the way, you will also visit Abiatta-Shala National Park, Lake Shala (a very deep crater lake - over 260 meters deep) and Lake Abiatta (a soda lake with thousands of flamingos). You will arrive in Addis Ababa late afternoon and you will do some shopping for souvenirs.
Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.

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