Package

Event + The Rift Valley Lakes Route: 10 days/9 nights

Nov. 20-29, 2018

Summarized Itinerary

This route involves participation on the Great Ethiopian 10 km race a tour around the seven main rift valley lakes chain (Ziway, Shalla, Abijatta, Langano, Chamo, Abaya and Hawassa) and resort sites. These lakes are known for their spectacular scenery and abundant, sometimes unique, wildlife such as the great white pelicans, Flamingos, hippopotamus, crocodiles and fish species. The route also includes a visit to one of the best national parks (Abijatta-Shalla National Park) and Tiya stelae (UNESCO world heritage site). The summarized itinerary is as follows:


Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa. You will be welcomed at the airport by Run in Africa Sport Travel staff and transferred to your hotel for check in. Stay overnight at Monarch Hotel.

Day 2: Orientation on highland running, briefing about the trip and Addis Ababa city tour and short guided running for muscle relaxation and adaptation to the altitude. Stay overnight at Monarch Hotel.

Day 3: Guided breakfast run in Entoto Mountain in the outskirts of Addis Ababa. (Participants will have the opportunity to meet and run with Ethiopian world-class athletes). In the evening there will be a special pasta party for international and selected national participants in the presence of Athlete Haile Gebrselassie. Stay overnight at Monarch Hotel.

Day 4: Race day! Participate in the Great Ethiopian Run 10k race and have group post-race lunch. Stay overnight at Monarch Hotel.

Day 5: Travel to Arbaminch. On the way, visit Tiya stelae (UNESCO world heritage site). Stay overnight at Paradise lodge.

Day 6: Boat trip on Lake Chamo to see Crocodile and Hippopotamus and visit the Dorze tribe in the outskirts of Arbaminch. Stay overnight at Paradise lodge.

Day 7: Travel to Hawassa, the capital city of the south nations. Stay overnight at Gezahegn and Elfinesh Hotel or Haile Resort.

Day 8: Hawassa city tour and boat trip on Lake Hawassa to the hippopotamus and enjoy the city view. Stay overnight at Gezahegn and Elfinesh Hotel or Haile Resort.

Day 9: Travel back to Addis Ababa; on the way visit Abiyat-Shalla Lakes National Park and Lake Ziway. Stay overnight at Monarch Hotel.

Day 10: Drive back to Addis Ababa, souvenir shopping (optional), farewell cultural dinner and departure to the country of origin.

What the Service Package includes?

  • Round-trip Airport transfers
  • Hotel accommodation and meal
  • All in country transportation
  • One massage, physiotherapy and spa session
  • Training and orientation on highland running
  • Medical support during the race and training sessions
  • Guide service during the training session
  • All entrance fees for all the sites in the tour
  • Basic Travel insurance



Note: For runners who come with their non-running families and friends’ additional excursion activities will be organized.

Price

  • € 1,200 per person ( shared room) excluding VAT and international flight. Single room occupation will have 135 € additional cost.

    There will be a 10 % group discount for groups of 5 members and above.

    € 1200
    Per person.
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