Mountain Trek


Trekking In The Semien Mountains

ETTA 01 - Trekking in the Semien Mountains /Ras Dashen/ (1 - 2 weeks)
ETTA 02 - Horse Riding and Trekking in the Bale Mountains National Park (7 – 12 Days)
ETTA 04 - Camel riding & trekking in Awash National Park This type of trips can be organized along the Awash River at Awash Falls Lodge, Awash National Park (2-3 Days)
ETTA 05 - Elephant Tourism in Babile Elephant Sanctuary ETTA will take you to the elephant area at Babile ES and see herds of elephants. This can be done with prior arrangement (3-5 Days)
ETTA 06 - Picnic trips to Rift Valley Lakes (for enjoyment, birdwatching and study)
Ethiopian consists of more than 16 lakes in the highland and lowland areas, which most of them have major attractions to tourists. The lakes confined in the Great Rift Valley are numerous. This Valley, which is stretched for from Yemen to Mozambique over 9,600 km, its crack made the volcanoes, natural hot springs and elongated lakes. The valley dissects Ethiopia for about 2,800 km northeast to south. In Ethiopia, the northern end of the valley opens in to the famous Denakil Depression 116 meters below sea level is one of the hottest places on the earth.
The Great Rift Valley's passage through Ethiopia is marked by a chain of seven lakes. Each of the seven lakes has its own special life and character and provides ideal habitats for the exuberant variety of flora and fauna that make the region a beautiful and exotic destination for tourists. These lakes are Lake Zeway, Shalla, Abyata, Langano, Awassa, Chmao and Abaya. Most of the lakes are suitable and safe for swimming and other water sports. Lakes Abyata and Shalla are ideal places for bird watchers.
The northern most Lake is Lake Zeway on 160 km form Addis. Southwards from here three further lakes Abyata, Shalla and Langano are clustered closely together followed by Lake Awasa;much further south are Lakes Abaya and Chamo.


Lake Langano has developed into an unsurpassed resort popular with weekend visitors from the capital. There are good camping facilities and excellent hotels and chalet bungalows situated along its bays, fronting sandy beaches perfect for swimming, sailing, water skiing and wind surfing. Lake Shalla, the deepest lake of all lakes (260 meters deep) is the most important one for the breeding colony of the Great White Pelicans. Lake Abaya is the largest and longest in length (100 km) provides well-stocked fishing grounds for these splendid birds and also excellent feeding place of Flamingos. Farming people populates the shores and islands of Abaya and Chamo. Lake Chamo forms one of Ethiopia's finest National Parks, Nech Sar. In the reed fringed bays of Chamo's sparkling aquamarine waters hundreds of hippos emerge at night to graze on the grass shores. Lake Chamo is a sanctuary for hippopotamus, several thousand crocodiles and fish species.The Rift Valley is also a site of numerous natural hot springs and the chemical contents of the hot springs are highly valued for their therapeutic purposes though at present they are not fully utilized. In short, the Rift Valley is endowed with many beautiful lakes, numerous hot springs, warm and pleasant climate and a variety of wildlife.