Horse Riding to Rift Valley Region

Tour Overview

Discover the Abyssinian highlands on horseback; riding in traditional as well as luxurious style on local horses through various ecosystems and dramatic scenery and national parks which is inhabited by many rare endemic species of wildlife. All in all Ethiopia is a land of diverse natural wonders, vast ancient history as well as a land of welcoming and fun loving people. It is a perfect destination for any adventure holiday. “BUT WHY BY HORSE”?  Because the high plateaus of the country have to rate as some of the best riding ground in the world; since the Ethiopians who live among these plateaus are still to this day a people of the horse; because you will get to see the country like no one else; and because its inhabitants will receive you like their own when they see you riding like them. Forget the images of a parched and dried up land: this is the quintessential Ethiopia of babbling brooks, yellow flowers and smiling pastors. Our mounts, a mixture of the famed Abyssinian ponies renowned to this day for their polo playing abilities and of the descendants of Emperor Haile Silassie’s stable of Lipizzaner, Arabs and race horses, will whisk you over the plains, from Orthodox monastery to rural settlements, from picturesque mountains to dramatic gorges . . . and more. This is sure to be an amazing way to see a land barely changed from biblical times.

Rides are available for all levels even if you are a non rider. Each holiday can be tailor made to your exact requirements with flights, car rental, non riding extensions and horse riding holiday travel insurance as you wish. Relax in luxury and experience an adventurous safari on horseback. Let’s explore and ride together over the unique, stunning and remarkable highland of Abyssinia!

Tour Itinerary

Tour code: OLET 5001

Duration: 22 Days and 21 nights

Means of Transport: VEHICLE AND HORSE

Day 1: Arrive at Addis Ababa airport. Overnight Hotel

Day 2: Addis Ababa –Dukem (37km). Overnight Hotel

Day 3: Dukem – Debre Zeit (13kms). Overnight Hotel

Day 4: Debre Zeit – Mojjo (28 kms). Overnight Hotel

Day 5: Mojjo –Koka dam (25km). Overnight Camping  

Day 6: headed for Ziway (33km). Overnight Camping

Day 7: Keep riding to Ziway (34km). Overnight Hotel

Day 8: Way to lake Langano (37 Km). Overnight Hotel

Day 9: Visit lakes of Abiyata – Shalla. Overnight Hotel

Day 10: Ride to Shashemen (50 Km). Overnight Hotel

Day 11: Wendo Genet resort (17 Km).Overnight Hotel

Day 12: Reach lake Hawassa (42 Km). Overnight Hotel

Day 13: Break around Lake Awassa. Overnight Hotel

Day 14: Ride to Shashemen (25Km). Overnight Hotel

Day 15: Continue riding to Langano. Overnight Hotel

Day 16: Riding to Bishangari Resort. Overnight Hotel

Day 17: Langano and ride to Ziway. Overnight Hotel

Day 18: Horse-riding towards Koka. Overnight Hotel

Day 19: Proceed toward Mojjo town. Overnight Hotel

Day 20: Ride way toward the capital. Overnight Hotel`

Day 21: Morning ride to Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel    

Day 22: Time for shopping; then departure to home.

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