This extension to our Ethiopia group tour accompanied by local guides spends two nights in Awash National Park, 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. Awash National Park in the Great Rift Valley is easily reached by road from Addis Ababa, and is a haven for bird lovers, with more than 350 natives species to be found. Also boasting a wide variety of grassland and woodland wildlife which can be seen on game drives and walks, Awash National Park makes an easy wildlife-based side trip to round off the main tour and get 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.