East African 3 Nation Tour

Ethiopia + Kenya + Tanzania

Experience the Holy Land of God!

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This tour is all-inclusive and includes:

+Roundtrip Airfare from host airport
+3 Meals per day, plus bottled water
+Accommodations
+Transportation
+Air travel within Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania
+Dinner in traditional restaurant with live entertainment
+Personal driver and knowledgeable tour guide
+Sightseeing and Shopping

 

Day 00 Flight to Addis Ababa and one of our staff will meet you at the airport and
proceed to the hotel

Day 1 After Breakfast we will start the city tour of Mount Entoto Menilik palace, St. Mary Church and the best view point of Addis Ababa Visit the National Museum we will meet Lucy , her ancestor and Descendants Fossil After Lunch we will continue the city from Historical Trinity Church where Empress Menen’s and the “alleged” body of Haile Selassie I rests.   We will continue to Bhata church where the royal family body rest like King Menelik II and his family, daughter of King Haile Selassie I.
Overnight Hotel

Day 2 after Breakfast we will drive to the airport and fly to Bahir-Dar one of our staff will meet you at Bahir-Dar airport and proceed to the hotel after check-in we will visit the monastery churches
Overnight Hotel

Day 3 after Breakfast drive to the Blue Nile falls to see Tis-Esat and return back to the city . The afternoon after lunch we will drive to Gondar.
Overnight Hotel

Day 4 After Breakfast Full days visit the castle and churches in Gondar previously served as the capital of both the Ethiopian Empire and the subsequent Begemder Province. The city holds the remains of several royal castles, including those in Fasil Ghebbi (Royal Enclosure), for which Gondar is called “Camelot of Africa”.Gondar was founded by Emperor Fasilides around the year 1635, and grew as an agricultural and market town. Debre Berhan was founded by Emperor Zara Yaqob, in response to a miraculous light that was seen in the sky at the time. Believing this was a sign from God showing his approval for the death by stoning of a group of heretics 38 days before, the emperor ordered a church built on the site, and later constructed an extensive palace nearby, and a second church, dedicated to Saint Cyriacus. Zara Yaqob spent 12 of the last 14 years of his life in Debre Berha Overnight Hotel

Day 5 After Breakfast fly to Axum one of our staff will meet you at Axum airport and proceed to the hotel after check-in visit Axum, was the center of the marine trading power known as the Aksumite Kingdom, which predated the earliest mentions in Roman era writings.  Around 356 CE, its ruler was converted to Christianity by Frumentius. The Kingdom of Axum had its own written language, Ge’ez, and developed a distinctive architecture exemplified by giant obelisks, the oldest of which (though much smaller) date from 5000–2000 BC . The Ethiopian Orthodox Church claims that the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion in Axum houses the Biblical Ark of the Covenant The ruins of the ancient city of Aksum are found close to Ethiopia’s northern border. They mark the location of the heart of ancient Ethiopia when the Kingdom of Aksum was the most powerful state between the Eastern Roman Empire and Persia. The massive ruins, dating from between the 1st and the 13th century A.D., include monolithic obelisks, giant Stella, royal tombs and the ruins of ancient castles. Long after its political decline in the 10th century, Ethiopian emperors continued to be crowned in Aksum.
Overnight Hotel

Day 6 After Breakfast we will drive to the airport fly to Lalibela, one of our staff will meet you at the airport and proceed to the hotel check-in we will visit the first group of the church.  The 11 medieval monolithic cave churches of this 13th-century ‘New Jerusalem’ are situated in a mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia near a traditional village with circular-shaped dwellings. Lalibela is a high place of Ethiopian Christianity, still today a place of pilgrimage and devotion.The north of the river Jordan: Biete Medhani Alem (House of the Saviour of the World), Biete Mariam (House of Mary), Biete Maskal (House of the Cross), Biete Denagel (House of Virgins), Biete Golgotha Mikael (House of Golgotha Mikael).
Overnight Hotel

Day 7 After Breakfast mornings visit the second group of the church located in the south of the river, Biete Emanuel (House of Emmanuel), Biete Qeddus Mercoreus (House of St. Mercurio’s), Biete Abba Libanos (House of Abbot Libanos), BieteGabriel Raphael (House of Gabriel Raphael), and Biete Lehem (House of Holy Bread)The eleventh church, Biete Ghiorgis (House of St. George), is isolated from the others, but connected by a system of trenches.and fly back to Addis Ababa for your connection flight to Kenya.
Overnight Hotel in Nairobi

Day 8: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru Pick up from your Nairobi Hotel early morning at 7:00 am. Drive to Lake Nakuru arriving in time for lunch and check in at Lake Nakuru Lodge. Afternoon game drive across the Pink Lake often referred so due to Great masses of Flamingos not forgetting the famous white Rhino and black rhino found in this park. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge or Flamingo Hill tented Camp or saliva lion hill. Full Board accommodation too. Lake Nakuru in Kenya is home to some of the world’s most majestic wildlife: lions, rhinos, zebras and hundreds of bird species – including flamingos that famously blush the water pink when they gather in numbers.Lake Nakuru houses Kenya’s first rhino sanctuary and one of the largest concentrations of black rhinoceros in the world a large population of white rhino. The park features the picturesque Malaika Waterfalls. Also, of interest is an area of 188 km around the lake fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothschild giraffes. Among predators are a lion, leopard, and large pythons hiding in the dense woodlands which may occasionally be seen crossing roads or dangling from trees. Others game include Thomson’s and Grant gazelle, the long- eared leaf-nosed bat, colobus monkey, rock hyrax, hippo, and waterbuck; Impala, striped hyena, bat-eared fox, wildcat, reedbuck and golden cat.
Overnight Lodge

Day 9: Lake Nakuru-Masai Mara Early morning breakfast. After breakfast leave, Lake Nakuru for Masai mara arriving in time for lunch. Check in Masai mara spa lodge and have lunch. Afternoon game drives through the park in search of the Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, and Buffalo. Dinner and overnight at Masai mara Sopa lodge or Simba Lodge or Sentrim Luxury tented Camp The Mara is magnificent, home to Kenya’s richest concentration of wildlife, and regarded by many travelers as an essential stop on any tour of Africa. When westerners think of Africa and safari, this is a place they imagine – golden grassland plains pocket with acacia, wildebeests, zebras, lions, and jackals bound by together by the cycle of life and death. Three days here will only scratch the surface of the wonders of the Mara.
Overnight Lodge

Day 10: Masai Mara Morning and afternoon game drives will lead you to some of Africa’s largest lion pride, herds of zebra, antelopes, buffaloes, wildebeest, giraffes, cheetahs, and hyenas. Accommodations include suite restroom facilities and secluded verandas. In between game drives, lounge at the pool or bar, or enjoy a mid-day nap.
Overnight Camp /lodge

Day 11: Masai Mara – Nairobi. Early Morning breakfast at your camp checks out of the camp and park. Maasai Mara National Reserve (MMNR) covers some 1,510 km2 (583 sq mi)in south-western Kenya. It is the northern-most section of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, which covers some 25,000 km2 (9,700 sq mi) in Tanzania and Kenya. It is bounded by the Serengeti Park to the south, the Siria escarpment to the west, and Maasai pastoral ranches to the north, east, and west. Rainfall in the ecosystem increases markedly along a southeast–northwest gradient, varies in space and time, and is markedly bi modal. The Sand, Talek River, and Mara River are the major rivers draining the reserve. Shrubs and trees fringe most drainage lines and cover hill slopes and hilltops. Drive to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Lunch at carnivore afterward drops off at your respective hotel.
Overnight Hotel

Day 12, Fly to Tanzania Arrival at the Kilimanjaro airport (Tanzania) The Kilimanjaro Airport, named after Mount Kilimanjaro, is an international airport, strategically located in northern Tanzania. It serves all major international airlines from around the world, and it’s close to Mount Kilimanjaro, the town of Moshi and Arusha City– a tourist hub to all famous national parks in Northern Tanzania: Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crate and Serengeti. On arrival, you will be met by our driver/guide and taken to your hotel in Arusha City (drive time up to 1 hour); spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight Camp / Lodge

Day 13, Arusha/Tarangire National Park Early after Breakfast, leave the hotel and start the journey to the Tarangire National Park; drive time about 1.5 hours. Tarangire (size 2,600 square km) is a fantastic park to begin a Safari in northern Tanzania. In the dry month of June-October, thousands of animals congregated on Tarangire River to get a good supply of water but also plenty of predators hang around to prey. Tarangire is famous for its large herds of elephant and its many gigantic baobab trees and displays many of the large African mammals. Typical animals present in Tarangire include wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland. On this day, you will spot some of these animals.At lunch time, relax by the Tarangire River and enjoy your lunch and the scenic view. Later transfer to Lake Manyara for Dinner.
Overnight Camp / Lodge

Day 14, Lake Manyara National Park:Wake up for early breakfast and start half day game viewing in the park. Lake Manyara, although small compared to Tarangire, has diverse plants and animals such as lions, giraffe, and elephant. The dense woodlands in the park conceal leopards, monkeys, baboons and some 380 species of birds. The highlights of Lake Manyara include a welcome by baboons and elephants as you enter the Manyara Park gate but also sightings of the renowned tree-climbing lions. Afternoon, leave Manyara for Serengeti.
Overnight Camp / Lodge

Day 15, Lake Manyara/Serengeti National Park: Serengeti is the highlight and dream of many tourists visiting Northern Tanzania. It’s size 5,700 square miles holds many surprises endless plain which offers exquisite scenery, and a high concentration of diverse animals. Wake up for breakfast followed by a full day game drive with packed lunch. You will be taken through the Savannah, protruding rocks, bush streams, rivers, swamps and a wonderful selection of birds and animals including the BIG FIVE-5. Big five refers to The African Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant, and Buffalo. Serengeti is also known for its ‘great migration’ herds of wildebeest and zebra. Great migration refers to the time of the year when Wildebeest and Zebra congregate and move in great number, ready to cross the Grumeti River while being followed by predators. It’s a survival of the fittest as an exodus of animals meet predators in and around the river as they try to cross to the other side. If you’re lucky you will have a rare opportunity to witness this wonders of Africa as well as spotting endangered species such as black rhino. End of your full day game drive, return to the hotel for Dinner and
overnight. Hotel

Day 16 Shopping and depart back home. End of tour departure

With very best regards,

booknow1_0Abera Abebe – Your Travel Concierge

Owner / President
Ethio USA Tours
1380 Monroe st NW # 626
Washington DC 20010
USA  1-202-644-6130
Web:  www.ethiousatour.com

 

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You will be amazed by the 8th wonder of the world.  Visit the infamous and most sacred rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.

This all inclusive tour which also includes air travel within Ethiopia.  We advise you to fly with Ethiopian Airlines or additional charges will apply if you purchase your own tickets.  We can book your flights for you and save you money and time!  Please email Abera at info@ethiousatours.com for a personalized quote.

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NEED HELP ROUTING YOUR FLIGHTS WORLDWIDE TO MEET UP IN ADDIS ABABA?  NO PROBLEM!

ETHIOUSATOURS CAN HELP BOOK YOUR FLIGHT WITH ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES & CUSTOMIZE THE PERFECT TOUR FOR YOU.

FOR INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE TRANSFERS, ADDITIONAL FEES MAY APPLY.

NOTE: IF YOU BOOK YOUR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS YOURSELF AND USE ANOTHER AIRLINE OTHER THAN
ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES, YOUR FLIGHTS WITHIN ETHIOPIA 
 WILL COST MORE.  

Wherever you are in the world, we will book your flight to meet up in Addis Ababa by July 14, 2017.
When you tour with us, we accommodate your special requests and you are free to join the entire tour or travel
with us only on certain dates. If you would like to arrive earlier or stay longer in Ethiopia, please let us know and
we will book a personal itinerary tailored just for you or your group.

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Footsteps of Our Emperor Tour
My Ethiopia Experience

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