The Rift Valley Lakes Route- 10 days/ 9 nights

Summarized Itinerary

The Rift Valley Route involves trekking and running in the seven main rift valley lakes chain (Ziway, Shalla, Abijatta, Langano, Chamo, Abaya and Hawassa) which are known for their spectacular scenery and abundant and unique wildlife. 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 for the package 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 Ghion Hotel for check in.

Day 2: Orientation on highland running, briefing about the trip. Addis Ababa city tour and short guided trekking and running on Entoto or Sululta Mountains for muscle relaxation and adaptation to the altitude (5-10km). Overnight at Ghion Hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Hawassa, on the way visit Tiya stelae (UNESCO world heritage site) and Adadi Mariam chruch. Overnight at Gezahegn & Elfenesh Hotel.

Day 4: Trekking and running in Hawassa Tabor Mountain looking at the beautiful Hawassa lake view and city tour (5-20 km). Overnight at Gezahegn & Elfenesh Hotel.

Day 5: Drive to Arba-Minch (overnight at Paradise Lodge). On the way, visit Lake Chitu.

Day 6: Trekking in the surroundings of Arba-Minch (5-20 km). Overnight at Paradise Lodge.

Day 7: Visit Dorze tribe & crocodiles market on Lake Chamo. Trek 5-10 km and overnight at Paradise Lodge.

Day 8: Drive to Langano. On the way, visit the Rastafarian community in Shashemene. Overnight at Sabana Beach Resort.

Day 9: Trekking or running (5-10km) in the Rift Valley lakes and Abijatta-Shalla National Park. Drive back to Addis Ababa.

Day 10: Visit to a handicraft market (optional) and fly back to the country of origin.

What does the Service Package include?

  • Round-trip Airport transfers
  • Hotel accommodation and meal
  • All in country transportation
  • Training and orientation on highland running
  • Medical support during running
  • Guide service during the training session
  • All entrance fees for all the sites in the tour
  • Basic travel insurance


  • 1,500 € per person excluding international flight. There will be a 10 % group discount for groups of 3 members and above.

    Note:Single room supplementary for 9 nights is €150. Minimum group size for this trip is 10 people.

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