2 days Addis to Awassa.

Day 1
Depart south from Addis Ababa via Butajira.  On the way you will visit the archeological sites of Tiya (ancient stelae field and UNESCO World Heritage Site), Adadi Maryam (a rock-hewn church similar to those in Lalibela) and Melka Kunture (pre-historic tool-making site).  Final destination for the day is Awassa.  Overnight in Awassa (hotel).

Day 2
After breakfast, visit the local fish market on the shores of Lake Awassa.  Afterwards, take a boat trip on the lake to visit the hippos.  Finally, return north to Addis Ababa.  Time permitting; you may visit the Abiatta-Shala National Park.  Lake Shala, with its deep blue waters is the deepest lake in Ethiopia at 236m.  Lake Abiatta is a soda lake at which thousands of flamingos can be seen at various times of the year.

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