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Our unique adventure with the tribes of the Omo Valley and unhurried exploration of Lalibela’s rock churches – featuring our exclusive photography and festival departures.
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The Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa is located in the city center within walking distance of the United Nations Conference Center (UNCC). The Addis Ababa hotel offers easy access to the city’s major businesses and organizations and is just a 15-minute drive from Bole International Airport. Tour popular nearby attractions like the National Museum and Holy Trinity Cathedral. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa includes 204 rooms and suites with premium amenities like a separate shower and bathtub and a mini-bar. Guests can order daily specials from an a la carte menu at our onsite restaurant Verres en Vers, or drink refreshing cocktails at the hotel’s Signature Bar. Enjoy international specialties at the Super Breakfast Buffet. Pamper yourself at the Rainforest Day Spa after a full day of work or sight-seeing.
Tukul village is a new hotel with attractive views of Lalibela and its surroundings. It is in fact not a hotel but a small village. It is within walking distance of many of the ancient churches - THE attraction of Lalibela - such as the Church of St. George.
Paradise Lodge was opened in 2008 as a means to transform the hospitality industry in Africa by providing guests with unparalleled service and an authentic experience while preserving the natural environment and strengthening the local culture.
With contributions from 56 southern nations of Ethiopia and thousands of delighted guests, the Paradise Lodge has been serving this mission even as they expand their services and provide new experiences to their customers.
The lodge is ecofriendly, based on a low impact concept, constructed using as much as possible natural materials and at the same time creating a good harmony with nature. The rooms are high quality tents placed on wooden platforms, which in turn are covered with a second roof made of grass. Their mottos are reducing, reuse and recycle.
The Omo valley has been preserved till now thanks to its geographical position. Here are found 18 diverse tribes untouched by modern civilization. The nature, often endemic to this part of Ethiopia, offers magnificent attraction for bird watching and trekking activities.
Situated in the heart of Southern Ethiopia in the Omo Valley, Buska Lodge is an unpretentious eco-lodge offering travelers the best accommodation and meal service in this region
Buska Lodge overlooks the plains of Buska Mountain and has been constructed to blend beautifully in to the natural surroundings.
Buska Lodge offers the rare opportunity to learn about and experience the culture and traditions of the local Hammer community offering a rare glimpse into the cultures of the Omo Valley. The Hammer are famous for their Evangadi dance and Bull jumping ceremony where a young man who wants to marry jumps over a line of bulls in order to show that he is worth to the bride's family. The Hammer share traditions and rituals with surrounding people like the Tsemai, Ari, Karo, and Bena.
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4 Day FreeStyle Safari
Our 4-day FreeStyle Safari includes your choice of safari camp or lodge, 8 meals, and a complete program of safari excursions and game drives
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Our 3-day FreeStyle Travel package includes your choice of hotel, daily breakfast, guided sightseeing and roundtrip airport transfers
(11 Traveler Reviews)
Delighted by the history and tribal people in the south. Read More »
All the hotels were excellent. The interesting sights, the vehicles used were great. Read More »
This trip was highly unusual in that we visited traditional tribes in remote parts of Ethiopia. Our guide was one of the best guides I have experienced. She was a tireless worker, went way above the level of service I was expecting, and her connections and relationships in these remote areas were quite impressive. The professional photographer, Scott Davis, was also excellent. He was readily available to help the participants who were of all skill levels. I hope to find this level of service if... Read More »
Leader's (Sam) attention to detail and information about destination. This was a wonderful tour. The trip guide was so eager to share her knowledge and enhanced our understanding of all that we saw. The photographer, Scott, was very ready to assist at whatever level of skill and interest we were at and encouraged improvement of skill. The drivers were excellent at driving in difficult conditions but also were happy o share their knowledge and assist in any way. Another word about our guide... Read More »
Fabulous job. Outstanding tour, scott and sam were exceptional. I have worked for over 40 years as a travel agent and found this trip to be truly exceptional. Having taken groups on photo tours before I can say that Scott Davis is exceptional in his instruction, attitude, interest and everything. Sam is one of the best tour guides I have ever worked with. She is organized, helpful in every way. A wealth of information and an exceptional individual. Fabulous trip with exceptional staff. Read More »
Loved the traditional tribes, photo ops. Both Sam and Scott Davis were wonderful. I have never received the level of service that Sam provided. She is outstanding. Read More »
Delighted by the people interactions. Superb guide, both guide and photography leader extremely personable. Read More »
Great variety of sights and photo opportunities. Wonderful trip. Read More »
The whole trip was delightful! The tribes and stone churches were awesome. Sam is a wonderful guide and Scott is a great photo teacher! Read More »
Ethiopia and both leaders were great. After travel to over 80 countries and 50 states, this cultural experience in aboriginal Ethiopia with guides Sam and Scott ranks right at the top. Read More »
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