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11 Days Safari Tours To Chebera Churchura National Park


11 Days Safari Tours To Chebera Churchura National Park

Chebera Churchura National Park is located in Konta Woreda, Dawro Zone. It is 480 km south of Addis on the Addis–Jimma-Chida-Ameya road. It has a total area of 11,900 ha and elevations range from 500-2000 masl. This park used to be part of the Kulo KontaControlled Hunting Area specifically set to hunt Elephants. The decline of Elephants in Africa and the need to conserve a representative area where this species could be protected in Ethiopia is a leading objective for its establishment. This park is one of the relatively untouched, recently discovered and rich wilderness areas but the list visited and known park in the country.
The park comprises unique and attractive mountain closed forest, closed tall-grassed savannah habitat, thick woodland forest. The landscape very fascinating highly rugged, undulating to rolling plains there a number of hilly & mountainous land which the whole year covered by vegetations. A number of cold & hot springs, historical caves, the Meka Forest (which is always with African Elephants). The park is the best site to see the African Elephants, and Buffalo.
Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival – Sightseeing Addis (The new Flower)
Welcome to Ethiopia You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Refresh and begin your sightseeing of Addis with a drive up to mount Entoto for a panoramic view of Addis. Descend down and drive to the National Museum where you will have a chance to spot the oldest hominids of ‘Lucy’ fossil. Visit and proceed to the Holy Trinity built during WWII. Then proceed to the Ethnographic museum, which use to be the palace of Emperor Hailesellase. To wrap up you drive to Mercato, the biggest market in East Africa.

DAY 2: Addis Ababa –Chbera Churchura National Park
Depart Addis Ababa in the morning via either the Addis-Jima- Ameya road or Addis-Shashemene-Sodo-Waka-Tocha, and have your lunch on your way. You will arrive in Chebera Churchura National Park in the late afternoon. Enjoy the scenery of the park from the park headquarters and the campsites where you will stay overnight.

DAY 3: Chbera Churchura National Park
Morning expedition to the national park where you will walk to the two sites namely Meka and Erka Forests, mammals include are the African elephant, hippopotamus, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard and birding watching activities. You will be back for lunch and after a break, you will go walk to the hot springs and waterfall sites. The schedule also includes small lake visit for birding and other interesting birding sites. You will stay overnight in the camp.

DAY 4: Chbera Churchura National Park
In the morning, you will depart to the other part of the park namely heading to Borbo Falls and Bulo Lake. Activities include different animals and birds. Then you will have a lunch break. In the afternoon, you will continue to the other sites, visitors can explore 80 kilometers rough dry weather road crossing the western sides of the park and show the entire park view or it is also possible to trek inside the park following the footpaths available. Overnight will be in the camp.

DAY 5: Chbera Churchura National Park –Maze National Park
You will have a morning drive to Maze National Park. Explore the wildlife and the landscape features of the area. The maze is notably known for the endangered Swayne’s Hartebeest. Overnight will be in Bekele Mola Hotel.

DAY 6: Maze National Park-Arba Minch-Nech Sar National Park
Drive to Arba Minch. Visit the Rift valley lakes, Lake Chamo, and crocodile farming. You will also visit the Dorze village to witness their traditions. The overnight stay will be at Paradise Lodge.

DAY 7: Arba Minch-Awassa
After breakfast to Awassa. Visit Lake Awassa and the colorful Fish Market. The birdlife on the lakeshore is amazing. Overnight will be at Haile Resort.

DAY 8: Awassa-Bale Mountain National Park
You will drive from Awassa to Bale Mountains National Park.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Gezzay area and the park headquarters Dinsho, there you will have to see a number of Ethiopian endemic mammals and birds. You will stay overnight in Bale Mountains Lodge or Wabi Shebelle Hotel.

DAY 9: Bale Mountain National Park
You will have a morning drive for a full-day excursion at the Sanetti Plateau fauna and flora. The Endemic Ethiopian Wolf is the target of the day, birdlife, landscape including the second-highest mountain in Ethiopia, Mount Tulu Dimmu. Overnight will be in Hotel Bale Mountains Lodge or Wabi Shebelle Hotel.

DAY 10: Bale Mountain National Park-Langano
Drive to Langano to the Rift Valley lakes. Watching aquatic birds and hot springs. Overnight will be at Sabana Resort

DAY 11: Langano-Addis Ababa-Departure
There will be a morning drive and visit the Lake Ziway on the way to Addis Ababa. You will have a cultural dinner party before your departure.

This itinerary is flexible, and will likely change depending on your choice and schedule


Accommodation as per the program based on twin or double room

All transfer in and transfer out services

Ground transportation

Local guides and Scout If needed

All entrance fees as per the program

Internal flight tickets

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner


Any alcoholic drinks

Any videography or camera fees if needed

Any personal expenses like internet, telephone, fax

Services that are not mentioned in the included section