Day 1: CITY TOUR
Morning city tour of Addis Ababa ,
visit Entoto Mountains , with very nice view over the
capital, and church of St. Marry with adjacent museum of
imperial objects. Then back to the city for the national
museum overnight hotel.
DAY 2: ADDIS ABABA – BAHER
Early morning drive to Debre Libanos and visit the
monastery and the Blue Nile Gorge. It is spectacular
Scenery, and keeps on driving through the farm land of
Gojam , late in the afternoon arrive in Baher Dar,
overnight in a hotel.
DAY 3: BAHIR DAR – GONDAR -
Break fast in the hotel and then
Drive to Gonder which was the 17th century Capital of
Ethiopia founded by the King Fassiledes. After lunch
Visit of the palace compound, the beautiful church of
Debre Birahn Sellassie with its wonderful Murals and
paintings. At last you will have the look of the village
of Ethiopian Jews “The Falasha”. And continue driving
and overnight Debark in a local hotel.
DAY 4: DEBARK – SANKABER
Start trekking to Sankaber. The trek
from Debark to Sankaber takes 4 to 5 hours, it is
primarily through cultivated areas. This is also a
motorable road. Sankaber is on the boundary of the park.
You can walk from the camp site to the edge of the Abyss,
where you may get your first glimpse of the spectacular
scenery. You may see Walia Ibex, the Snakaber area is
one of the best places for getting a really close look
at Geladas, and Klipspringer may also be seen if you are
lucky, Overnight Camping.
DAY 5, 6: SANKABER – GEECH
From Sankaber to Geech
the trip takes 3 to 4 hours, through meadows and forests
and some cultivated areas. Geech is worth a stay of at
least for two days. There are several good lookout spots
where one may see Walia, Gelada, and Klipspringer. There
are views from Gidgergot. Quadadit (3,760m A.S.L.), Seha
and Emietgogo (3,930m A.S.L.). just east of Quadadit you
have a chance to see Colobus Monkey in the lowland
forests if you have very good binoculars, Overnight
DAY 7: GEECH - CHENEK (3,600m ASL)
From Geech to Chenek the trek takes
4 to 5 hours. You may have to dismount and walk part of
the way were the climb is steep. At Chenek the view is
superb and there are many places for seeing Walia. There
are also caves which can be explored, and Chenek is the
only place where if you are extremely luck you can see
Rock Hyrax (Procavia Sp.) in local language “Shikoko”
the small mammal which looks like an overgrown rodent
but which is, in fact, related to the elephant family,
DAY 8: CHENEK – BWAHIT -
From Chenek to Bwahit the trek takes
about five to six hours round trip, Bwahit is out side
of the park boundary, overnight camping at Chenek.
DAY 9: RETURN
From Chenek the return will be
directly to Sankaber it will take 4 to 5 hours,
overnight camping at Sankaber.
DAY 10: SANKABER - GONDAR
From Sankaber to Debark, the trek
will take from 5 to 6 hours, and you will be picked by
your car and drive to Gondar , overnight in a hotel.
DAY 11: GONDAR – ADDIS ABABA
Tour continues to visit Axum or
Lalibela or Bahirdar or
a combination of all.
To Ras Dashen Mountain
Ras Dashen the highest point in
Ethiopia is not a difficult mountain to climb. It is in
fact just a higher “hog-back” than its neighbors.
Nevertheless it requires planning
and preparations, as it is off the usual tourist routs.
A guide must be taken and the round trip from Chenek
takes about three days.
To the Low Land
Three game scout camps available in the low
lands. Dirni, Muchila, and Adermas. A trip to the low
land is a real expedition and only recommended for tough
people able to walk under hard conditions and cope with
rock climbing. A trip from Chenek all along the foot of
the escarpment to the Wolquafit pass and Debareq lasts
about five to seven days.