Lungo Local Tour Ethiopia
Summary: Archaeological site and Awassa
Duration: 2 days, 1 night
Day 1. Awassa
We depart south from Addis Ababa via Butajira. On the way, you will visit the archeological sites of Tiya (ancient stelae field and UNESCO World Heritage Site), Adadi Maryam (a rock-hewn church similar to those in Lalibela) and Melka Kunture (pre-historic tool-making site). Final destination for the day is Awassa. Overnight hotel or lodge in Awassa.
After breakfast, visit the local fish market on the shores of Lake Awassa. Afterwards, take a boat trip on the lake to visit the hippos. Finally, return north to Addis Ababa. Time permitting, you may visit the Abiatta-Shala National Park. Lake Shala, with its deep blue waters is the deepest lake in Ethiopia at 236 meters. Lake Abiatta is a soda lake where thousands of flamingos can be seen at various times of the year. In the late afternoon, drive back to Addis Ababa. In the evening, we invite you to a memorable farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant with music and dance. Scenic tours may also be available depending on your departure time. End of the tour.