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«Ethnographic expedition to Ethiopia»

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Comfort
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Impression
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November 20, 2021 - November 30, 2021
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November 20, 2021
1 day of travel
We arrive in Addis Ababa and see the sights of the capital. It is a modern city, but there are areas in it where the atmosphere of the colonial past can still be felt. Feel it as you walk around the city. In the evening, a coffee ceremony awaits you in an old atmospheric coffee shop. Ethiopia is the country of coffee!
November 21, 2021
2 day of travel
Flight to the city of Arba Minch, where the ethnographic expedition to the south of Ethiopia begins. Acquaintance with African tribes of the Dorze people. The people of this tribe live on Mount Chencha above Lake Chamo. The high thatched houses of the inhabitants are very peculiar, they are made in the form of a bee hive and attract the attention of tourists who find themselves in this region.
November 22, 2021
3 day of travel
We leave towards the village of Turmi, where we will meet the Hamer tribe, untouched by civilization. The girls of the Hamer tribe are easily recognizable by the clay dreadlocks in which they weave their hair. We will visit a traditional African market, famous for its variegated colours and atmosphere. In the market, we will have the opportunity to meet representatives of different tribes, for example, Tsemai, Benna, Hamer, Karo and Ari, and observe their customs and ceremonies. In the evening we will arrive in the village of Turmi, where we will stop for the night in a cosy lodge.
November 23, 2021
4 day of travel
In the morning we leave towards the city of Jinka, through Mago Park, to meet the Mursi people and immerse ourselves in the local culture and life. Mursi is the trademark of the Omo Valley, the most recognizable and photographed tribe in southern Ethiopia. The women of the tribe wear huge plates in their lower lip. You can write a lot about Mursi, but it's better to see everything with your own eyes - the impressions are indelible! After lunch, we go to the airport for a flight to the city of Mekele.
November 24, 2021
5 day of travel
Breakfast and departure! An incredible day awaits us! Having overcome 250 km with constantly changing landscapes outside the window, along the frozen lava we will get close to the Erta Ale volcano. We will have a rest, have a snack and at sunset, we will go to the crater of the volcano, where we will see a fantastic sight - a lake of boiling lava. One of five lava lakes in the world. Take the opportunity to look into the heart of the volcano! Dinner and overnight in the open air near the volcano crater.
November 25, 2021
6 day of travel
After breakfast, we go to the village of Hamad Ela, which has a population of 500 people. In the village, we will have dinner in the shade of palm trees, admire the spectacle of many camels passing by caravans, and we will meet the sunset at the huge Asal salt lake. Landscapes of stunning beauty await us. Dinner.
November 26, 2021
7 day of travel
In the morning we will go to the Afar lowland - a giant salt valley, where the locals extract salt using the prehistoric method. We will drive to a unique place - the lowest volcano in the world with many hot springs and acid-coloured lakes. We will move to another planet - the colours around will seem so unreal. We will see one of the most beautiful places on Earth, strewn with red, turquoise and yellow acid lagoons. Full of impressions, we return to civilization in the city of Mekele. Dinner. Overnight in Mekele .
November 27, 2021
8 day of travel
We had a very busy day yesterday, full of amazing views and people. The flight from Mekele to Lalibela is due today. After a long day, head to the bar for an Ethiopian party to sample tej! Tej or honey wine is made from honey, water and the dried African plant gesho. Everyone who has visited Ethiopia must try it! Night in Lalibela
November 28, 2021
9 day of travel
After breakfast, an inspection of Lalibela. The town is located high in the mountains in the province, known throughout the world for its monolithic rock-cut churches. Lalibela is one of the most important religious and historical sites in all of Africa and the Christian world, with over 200 churches, some of which are hidden inside huge caves. They are believed to have been built in the 12th and 13th centuries during the reign of King Lalibela. Night in Lalibela
November 29, 2021
10 day of travel
Morning flight to Addis Ababa. We suggest turning the last day in Ethiopia into a celebration of Ethiopian food. Let's start at a traditional coffee shop. During the day, visit Ethiopian restaurants, tastings of vegetarian dishes, beef and fish dishes, fresh juices and local beer. At the end of the day - a farewell dinner and summing up the results of the expedition. Transfer to the airport and flight home.

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