Treks

On our treks you can immerse yourself in the culture of the Dorze and Gamo highlands spending time with local craftsmen and learning new skills or witness the wildlife in the Nechsar national park. If you prefer you can complete all or some of your trek on horseback.

Nechsar National Park

An easy going one day trek which starts with a boat trip across Lake Chamo, giving you a chance to see the hippos, crocodiles and birds. Then, complete an 16 mile trek around the savannah seeing zebras, gazelles, greater kudus, etc.

You need to wear walking boots, trousers and sun hat. Please bring suntan lotion and mosquito spray.

We will provide boat, guide, scout, picnic and water.

Nechsar National Park. Photo by Indrik Myneur.

Nechsar National Park. Photo by Indrik Myneur.

Zebra in Nechsar. Mich Verbelen.

Zebra in Nechsar. Mich Verbelen.

Pelikans on the Lake Abaya. Mich Verbelen

Pelikans on the Lake Abaya. Mich Verbelen

Dorze and Gamo highlands

We offer medium level treks of one to three days around the mountain peaks of Dorze, 3,000 metres above sea level. Our treks can include:

  • visits to local bamboo houses
  • paddling or swimming in waterfalls
  • spend time learning about the local industries: pottery, weaving and farming
  • learn how to make bread from the false banana tree
  • breathtaking views of small mountain villages and Arba Minch’s lakes

Our two and three day treks will include overnight stays in a local bamboo house enabling you to learn more about daily village life. The last night of all our treks are spent in a local lodge where we can celebrate with a camp fire and take part in the local singing and dancing.

You will need to bring walking boots, long trousers and suitable layers for hot days and cool nights. It is also advisable to bring suntan lotion.

We will provide transport to Dorze village, guide, water, meals and accommodation.

Horse

Enjoy our Dorze and Gamo highlands trek on horseback for one to three days.

Horse from Dorze. Photo by Niall Crotty.

Horse from Dorze. Photo by Niall Crotty.