This extension accompanied by local guides visits the lakes and tribes around Arba Minch, returning to Addis Ababa to witness the annual Meskel festival on 27 September. The 1,600 year old festival of Meskel is celebrated with huge bonfires topped with yellow Meskel daisies, with magnificently robed priests carrying Coptic crosses dancing around them with their followers. Arba Minch is nestled in the foothills of the Rift Valley escarpment and makes an excellent base from which to explore Nechisar National Park and the nearby highland Dorze villages. Located on two of Ethiopia’s largest Rift Valley lakes, this scenic city is often overlooked but deserves to be a destination in its own right. It makes an excellent short trip to round off the main tour and bring you back to Addis in time for Meskel.


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  • WHERE Ethiopia
  • WHEN 25-27 Sep 2019
  • WHO Alumni of Oxford & Cambridge
  • PRICE (INC FLIGHTS) £1052 pp


PRICE £1,052pp (based on minimum 2 clients).
Single Supplement. £95.

INCLUDES: Return road transfers to Awash, hotel accommodation in a twin or double bedded rooms with ensuite bathroom, all excursions with local guides including entrance fees, full board except on 28 September.

International flights, travel insurance, drinks, tips to drivers & local guides, personal items.