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Tour Code: FET-NW01 Tour Program to Benishangul Gumuz Day 2: Addis Ababa City Tour Day 3: Drive to Nekmete Day 4: Drive to Asosa
Attractions: Scenery, Wilderness, Birds, Tribal Culture
Duration: 6 Days & 5 Nights
Transportation: Surface drive & flight
Day 1: 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 Bole Ambassador hotel, Addis Ababa.
You will have an early breakfast and your first visit in Addis Ababa will be the National Museum. It houses numerous antiquarian relics and archaeological artifacts (most famous exhibit is the 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) and Emperor Menelik II Palace. The Entoto Museum, with its historical exhibits is well worth a visit. Lunch at Lucy Restaurant.
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. In the evening, you will have dinner at the hotel and you will rest.
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 Bole Ambassador hotel, Addis Ababa.
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Nekmete (325 Km from Addis). Depending on your arrival visit the Wallagga cultural museum, & Dej. Kumsa Moroda Palace. The museum exhibits varieties of traditional household furniture that reflect the culture of the Oromo people and the various ethnic groups in the area. The palace was built by Dej. Kumsa Moroda the last of the independent kings of Leqa Naqamte Kingdom until 1892. You will have dinner, rest & spend the night there. Overnight stay in Local hotel, Neqamte.
After breakfast you drive to Asosa (300Kms from Nekmete) on the way admire the Bambasi village very colorful market of the Oromo, Mao & Komo. The Mao & Komo are very traditional tribes, with many scarifications all over their body. The Mao men have scarification in the face & chest, while female on the belly. While the Komo on the front & face, while female on the belly. You will arrive late in the afternoon in Asosa and check in to the hotel. In the evening, you will have dinner at the hotel and you will rest. Overnight stay in Local hotel.
Day 5: Day trip to Kumurk
An early morning drive will take you to Kumurk near to Sudan border town of Kumruk, get the permits, and drive to Fametsere, where under a volcanic mountain (which they call the gold mountain and have many traditional believes) the Berta people extract salt. Proceed then to a traditional gold market, where you can admire the way they do their market. You will arrive late in the afternoon in Asosa and check in to the hotel. In the evening, you will have dinner at the hotel and you will rest. Overnight stay in Local hotel.
Day 6: Flight back to Addis Ababa and departure
After a relaxed breakfast, a short flight will bring you back to Addis Ababa. You will arrive in Addis Ababa midday/early 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.
Tour Code: FET-NW01 Tour Program to Benishangul Gumuz
Day 2: Addis Ababa City Tour
Day 3: Drive to Nekmete
Day 4: Drive to Asosa
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