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Sof Omar Cave is one of the most spectacular and extensive underground caverns in the world: the Sof Omar cave system. Formed by the Weib River as it changed its course in the distant past and carved a new channel through limestone foothills, the Sof Omar cave system is an extraordinary natural phenomenon of breathtaking beauty.

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Day 1: Addis Ababa
Arrive at Bole international airport and meet and assist by ET-holidays representative. Depending on your arrival time, you will have Addis Ababa city tour. The Addis Ababa activities include Mount Entoto for the panoramic view of Addis Ababa, National museum: home for the oldest and famous hominid fossil ‘Lucy’, Trinity cathedral church, Ethnographic museum the then palace of Emperor Hailesellase known as little Ethiopia and Merkato: the biggest open air market in East Africa. While driving through the capital, you will visit significant historical monuments of Addis Ababa.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Hotel

Day 2: Drive Addis Ababa – Langano
Morning drive from Addis Ababa to Langano. The copper colored is 210 kms south of Addis Ababa. The lake is a popular resort of swimming, aquatic sports, sunbathing, camping and bird-watching. Along the shore cliff dwellers and acacia inhabiting birds setup a noisy chatter.

On the way, visit Lake Zway; the largest lake in the northern Rift Valley Lake chain which extends over 434 sq. kms. Its extensive aquatic vegetation attracts variety water birds. The lake also houses five islands inhabited by the surrounding Oromo community and the zay people especially on Tulu Gudo Island.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Overnight: Hotel

Day 3: Drive Langano - Bale
After having your breakfast you will begin your journey to Bale Mountains National Park having a stop at Dinso, the head quarter where we can see the endemic mammals including Mountain Nyala and Menilik Bushbuck. And proceed to Goba for your overnight.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Hotel

Day 4: Drive Goba – Sanatte - Goba
Today you will have an excursion to Sanatte plateau, the highest plateau in Africa. Here you may encounter the endemics of Ethiopian Wolfs. Visit and proceed to the Harrena forest, to see the different birds and animals including of Menelik Bushbuck, Warthog and other animals.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Hotel

Day 5: Drive Goba – Sof-Omar – Hawassa
After early breakfast drive from Goba to Sof-Omar cave. It is one of the most spectacular and extensive underground caverns in the world running for nearly 15 km. Sof Omar, like the nearby village, is named after Sheikh Sof Omar, a holy man who sought refuge here many centuries ago. But the cave has a religious history of thousands of years. It is an important pilgrimage site named after a revered sheik who took refuge there in the 12th century.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Hotel

Day 6: Drive Hawassa – Addis Ababa
Morning visit the daily local fish market at the shore of Lake Awassa. This market will give you an experience where local people enjoy different variety of fish cuisines including the Ethiopian version “Sushi”. Here, a lot of aquatic birds can be spotted. Transfer to the airport and fly back to Addis Ababa.

In the evening attend a folkloric dinner where you will have a chance to taste several national dishes and watch dances of the various ethnic groups of Ethiopia. The traditional coffee ceremony will also be served. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • 5 nights hotel accommodation on double/twin bed
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • All entrance fees according to the tour program
  • English speaking guide throughout the tour
  • All transfers
  • Ground transportation 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser per the package itinerary
  • Scout fees
  • Fuel for the car
  • Driver allowance
  • Boat trip on Lake Hawassa

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  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Video and camera fees if and where applicable
  • Tips, telephone calls, laundry services and other expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees to any special ceremonies you might encounter by chance
  • International and Domestic flight
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include section

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