6-Days Gospel Tour to Wara Conference Sidama 2013, International Apostolic Church of Ethiopia

Tour Summery

The International Apostolic Church of Ethiopia was organizing annual Spiritual Conference for more than twenty years at Wara Sidama, Southern Ethiopia. The last ten years the numbers of pilgrims are dramatically increased from 10,000s to more than 500,000 to be blessed at Wara Conference.

Oneness church, whose founder and present leader (Bishop Teklemariam Gezahegne) was one of the evangelists of the early student movement. This church is not recognized by any other church in Ethiopia and operates outside all Christian networks in the country. Also called by its Ethiopian name "Hawariyat Church (የኢትዩጵያ ሐዋሪያዊት ቤተክርስትያን), it claims a membership of 1-2 Million. Until recently it was affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church (USA).

Tour Description

Tour Code: FET-GT01 Tour Program to Southern Ethiopia – Wara Bethel Festivals
Attractions: Culture, Religion, & Scenery
Duration: 6 Days & 5 Nights
Transportation: Surface drive

Day 1 (Wed. 6 March, 2013): Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air port
Meet and greet you FANOS Ethiopia Tours representative at exit of luggage claim and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight stay in Radissun Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa.

Day 2 (Thr. 7 March, 2013): Addis Ababa City Tour
You will have an early breakfast and your first visit in Addis Ababa will be the National Museum (pre-historic, cultural, archaeological attractions), Ethnographic Museum of Addis Ababa University (culture, dressing style, traditional practices of over 80 ethnic groups, and collection of traditional musical instruments). Lunch at Lucy Restaurant.
Your visit also comprises tourist attraction sites like Emperor Minelik’s Palace, St. Raguel’s Church (after a drive to Entoto Mountain - 3000 meter above sea level), Merkato, (the largest open market in Africa).In the evening, we will host you at one of the best traditional restaurants of Addis where you can see the folk dances of the Ethiopian people and taste Ethiopian variety of meals. Overnight stay in Radissun Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa.

Day 3 (Fri. 8 March, 2013): Drive to Yiregalem
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Yiregalem (350 Km from Addis). En route, you will make a stop on Awash River and Lake Ziway to visit aquatic birds. Lunch in Sabana Beach Resort at Langano. Then continue drive to Aregash Lodge. You will have dinner and spend the night at the Aregash lodge. Overnight stay in Aregash Lodge.

Day 4 (Sat. 9 March, 2013): Day to Wara Bethel Festival
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Wara Bethel (20 Km from Aregash Lodge) to attend the festival. You will have lunch in Wara. Late in the afternoon drive back to Yiregalem. Overnight stay in Aregash Lodge.

Day 5 (Sun. 10 March 2013: One more day in Wara Bethel
After breakfast you will be driven to Wara. You will have lunch in Wara. n Overnight stay in Aregash lodge.

Day 6 (Mon. 11 March, 2013): Drive back to Addis Ababa
After breakfast, you will be driving to Addis Ababa (325 Km from Yiregalem). You will stop for lunch at Lake Langano, Sabana Beach Resort.
You will arrive in Addis Ababa late afternoon where 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.