Etiopien – långritt i ”drottningen av Shebas” fotspår

En fantastisk långritt mot outforskade äventyr, i ett vackert och naturskönt landskap olikt det vi tidigare kunnat erbjuda. Resan börjar med guidade besök i Addis Abeba och Lallibela, en liten historisk stad omgiven av bergen i högländerna, även kallad världens 8:e underverk. Resan tar Er sedan till Balebergens naturvårdsområde och Etiopiens sida av Great Rift Valley.
Här genomförs en fantastisk långritt i 8 dagar med möjlighet att se några av de mest säregna djur och fågelarter som t ex Menelk (hjort), Nyala, Etiopisk varg och mängder av vackra fåglar.
Lanskapet uppe på bergsplatån ar sagolikt vackert och varierar från dag till dag. Vår medföljande guide ser till att tillfälle ges att stifta bekantskap med urinnevånarna i skogsområden och längs dalgångarna som Ni rider igenom. Delar av ritten tar Er också genom Dinisho National Park och över bergstoppen Batu (4377möh). Mer äventyrligt blir det inte!

Fakta

Inkvartering: 6 hotellnätter i städerna inkl måltider på restauranger, 4 nätter i enkla parkvaktsstugor samt 4 i tältläger, då måltiderna tillagas över eldstad. Under 3 dygn i Addis Abeba ingår endast frukost, i övrigt ingår alla måltider.
Ridning: Lokala raser och korsningar väl lämpade för uppgiften att ta Er fram på hög nivå. Packhästar bär bagage och utrustning. Ridning 8 dagar, ca 6-7 timmar per dag.
Flygresa: Bokas med Etiopian Airlines till Addis Abeba + tur och retur inrikes till Bahar Dar. Visum krävs!
Antal deltagare: 4-12 personer.

2013

15 dagar/14 nätter, 8 dagars ridning

 

Inkl transfers, alla övernattningar: 6 hotellnätter 4 enkla parkstugor och 4 i tältläger. Måltider ingår under hela resan utom i Addis Abeba där endast frukost ingår. Guider, utfärder, parkavgifter, båttur, ridning och transport av bagage ingår.

Besked ges om exakt antal deltagare och slutligt pris 30 dagar före avresa.

Ingår ej:
Visakostnad ingår ej.
Dricksvatten som köps under resan betalas på plats.
Väskhantering på hotell betalas på plats.

 

Viktiga detaljer om resan

  • De guider som ingår på resan är obligatoriska och mycket behjälpliga. De hjälper besökarena att komma I kontakt med lokalbefolkningen, översätter och delar med sig av sin kulltur. Självklart är det de som även visar vägen.
  • Hästarna byts ut efter hand under resans gång. De förs tillbaka till sin hemort och ny hästar rids kommande dag. Detta för att så många av lokalbefolkningen som möjligt skall få möjlighet att skapa en inkomst.
  • Var noga med att alltid fråga innan Ni fotograferar lokalbefolkningen.
  • Plocka inga blommor eller växter längs vägen.
  • Lämna inget skräp längs vägen.

 

Utförlig beskrivning på engelska

Included in the above tour prices are:

  1. Hotel accommodation on double room sharing, all names of the hotels are mentioned below.
  2. Meals: on full board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner) out side Addis Ababa and breakfast only in Addis Ababa.
  3. Professional English speaking local guide, who will escort the group throughout the tour, including all his expenses like accommodation, the internal air ticket, etc.
  4. All entrance fees according the above programs, incl. for the Bale Mountain National Park, Museums, Churches, etc.
  5. All the ground transportation using fully insured bus driver who is well experienced and know the area very well.
  6. Boat trip on Lake Tana to one church (Ura Kidane Meheret) ONLY that will take approximately 4 hours including visit of the church.
  7. Professional cook service that will provide delicious European food for your clients.
  8. Full cooking and camping materials, we will provide high quality iglu-tents with integrated mosquito net in each tent, chairs, tables, whole expedition material, for each client we will also provide 1 sleeping mattress made of foam/sponge. The fees for the scouts & guards at each campsite and National Park are also included.
  9. One liter bottled water for lunch and another bottled water 1 liter for dinner.
  10. Riding Horse, horse for carrying luggage and camping materials and Horse keeper.
  11. Scout fee, and assistance cook.
  12. Fare well dinner at Crown Hotel for National Food along with traditional dances and coffee ceremony.
  13. Included is also the service charge and the government tax.

NOT included in the above tour prices are:

  1. The international and domestic air tickets.
  2. Porter fees and general tips for photographing etc.
  3. Drinks, and a1cohol including extra water is to be paid for extra.
  4. No day use room on the last day of the tour in all cases. Paid for extra if needed.
  5. Visa fees.
  6. Expenses of personal purpose or optional excursions, which are not incl. in the tours.

Ungefärligt program (med reservation för ändringar):

Lallibela & Trekking in the Bale Mountain
Duration – 17 days from Europe, 8 days horse riding

On this trekking you will witness some of the most spectacular and peculiar animals in the world. Your adventure begins in the Bale Mountain Eco- tourism area. An expansive, rolling large great forest with indigenous trees and the home to an endemic wild life. Meet the forest dwellers and experience their untouched culture and their way of life. Continue to Dinisho and visit a large diversity of wild animals in the forest, you might see Menelk`s bush buck, the famous mountain Nyala and Ethiopian wolf. Apart from this you will find the various birds among them many endemic species is equally large you can see Watteled ibis,thick billed raven yellow fronted parrot, Abyssinian long claw and lamer geyer just to mention a few.
Experience a vast and unspoiled landscape under the equatorial sun. Your expert’s guides will share their Knowledge and enthusiasm through out your trekking.

Trip itinerary

  • Day 1 Flight to Addis
  • Day 2 Arrival in Addis Abbeba. Visit of the city. Hotel.
  • Day 3 Flight to Lallibela. Visit Lallibela. Hotel.
  • Day 4 Visit Lallibela. Flight back to Addis. Spectacle. Hotel.
  • Day 5
    This morning take a 6 hour drive through the Ethiopian great rift valley. On the way stopping at Lake Langano for lunch and then proceed to Dodola.
    Stay over night in Bale mountain Motel.
  • Day 6
    From Dodolla drive 30 km to the changiti forest edge (2400m.a.s.l) where you will find the horses waiting for you. As you ride along the forest you will notice exiting bird music and colobus monkeys jumping from tree to tree. On your trail you will come across Tarura Plain for those who want enjoy galloping. En route, you will stop at Wahoro hut. After a brief rest, you continue to Angafu Via Tulu tute (3750 m.a.sl) from where you are rewarded with wide views. In the after noon, you will have a short walk on the ridge to Delume hill to enjoy the view even more.
    Stay over night in Angafu Eco-hut.
  • Day 7
    After an early breakfast ride to Mololcho hut (3080 m.a.sl). It takes 5-6hours. On your trail to the hut you will come across a dense jungle forest that incorporated indigenous trees and if you are lucky some large wild life. What the European tourist surprised is, that what they know as shrub in their continent here grows like large tree. After trekking up the wooden mountain slope, the forest gives way to a vast, open and swampy plain with undulating pastureland conspicuous vegetations, torch lilies, lobelia and thistles and tall herbs resembling fennel.
    Stay over night in Molicho eco hut.
  • Day 8
    This morning take a 7 hour ride through mainly Erica vegetation and carpet’s of yellow flower. It is the most impressive view at an altitude of 3350 (m.a.sl) on your way to Duro you will cross the Meribo river. After a nice ride along it, you arrive to Meribo. In the late after noon walk on the ridge and discover the scenery. After dinner make a camp fire, meet the villagers and enjoy their traditional coffee ceremony.
    Stay over night in camp.
  • Day 9
    Ride to Morba (3750 m.a.s.l) and head out for a full full day horse raiding to Moroba through relatively monotonous route through mainly plain area some 5 hour on horse back. You will encounter the Berenda ridge falling abruptly from an altitude of 3 600m.a.s.l. With some luck, you might see Ethiopian wolf and other rare animals from this area. After 6-7 hour you will have a rest at Habera water fall. Then continue to Moroba for the night in camp.
    Stay over night in camp.
  • Day 10
    Ride to Dinisho national park. This morning you will ride a 6 hours to Bale mountain national park head quarter. On your way to the park you will come across a scattered forest dwellers house and you will see the smoke coming from the hut. Here are some settlements with small villages along the way. Beside this, you can enjoy the breath taking scenery and big indigenous trees such as hygenia Abyssinia and Juniper. You will have your lunch in Dinisho lodge and in the after noon walk to Shaya Gorge to look for the endemic Menelik bush buck.
    Stay over night in camp.
  • Day 11
    Rise early in the morning, walk on the Worogona ridge in search of Bohr and the endemic mountain Nyala. Mount up on your horse to climb the base of mountain Batu (the second highest Mt in Ethiopia 4377m.a.s.l). Here you will cross the breath taking Worogena valley looking as thought out with knife. Then you ride down to the gorge from the base of Batu Mountain in Worogena valley. On top of this, it s a place where you often will find Bohr and the Mountain Nyala.
    Stay over night in camp.
  • Day 12
    This morning you will trek to Gebre Guracha. It s referred by local language Black lake. It is the home of many endemic bird particularly water birds such as Pelican White Collared Pigeon. After you arrive to the campsite, you will take a walk on the shore of the lake to enjoy the fantastic birdlife. During the late afternoon, you will be amazed by the magic light as the sun goes down and the colors from it reflect on the lake.
    Stay over night in camp.
  • Day 13
    Trek to Saneti plateau (island in the air). After break fast make your self ready to cope up the very cold climate. Hence saneti is an altitude of 4000m.a.s. land it is mainly damp cloud with rare sparking blue sky. On your trail you might come across the red fox and worth hog. Leaving the grey bushes, head toward the wide open Saneti plateau. Here you will find your self at over 4000 m.a.b.l in pure, clear cool mountain air with views in all directions on a clear sky.
    Stay over night in camp.
  • Day 14 Drive by car from Senatee to Langano.
  • Day 15 Drive to Addis Abeba.
  • Day 16 Day free Addis. Flight back.
  • Day 17 Arrival to Europe.
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