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H.I.M. Coronation Day Tour  - Full Itinerary

Wednesday 30 October 2019

You arrive in the Addis Ababa, the Capital city of Ethiopia. We pick you from the airport and take you to the Orange Lion Guesthouse, our comfortable base in the city. If there is time we will show you around in town. 

Accommodation: Orange Lion Guesthouse

Meals: None

 

Thursday 31 October 2019

We leave Addis Ababa and drive south along the King’s Highway to the town of Shashamane. Over the years many Rastafarians have settled in this place, based on a Land-grant from His Imperial Majesty. On the way we make a stop at Lake Langano, one of the few swimmable lakes in Ethiopia. We have lunch there and enjoy the natural environment. At the end of the afternoon we arrive in Shashamane, where we visit a performing artist at his house who will share his philosophy and music with us. 

 

Accommodation: Lilly of the Valley

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  

Friday 1 November 2019

We spend a full day in and around Shashamane. We visit different Rastafari mansions like The Nyabinghi Tabernacle, the Bobo Shanti, and the Twelve tribes of Israel. We meet the community leaders and elders and engage with them in reasonings and meditation. We have lunch at a local Rastafari restaurant, drink the best juice in town, and there will be plenty opportunity to meet local people and engage with the community. At the end of the afternoon we go to Wondo Genet, a forest reserve where you can have a revitalizing shower with naturally heated water from the mountains. It is a place where His Imperial Majesty Himself often came. In the evening you can eat at one of the local restaurants in Shashamane. 

Accommodation: Lilly of the Valley

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  

Saturday 2 November 2019

Today is a holy day for all Rastafarians in the world; it is the 89th anniversary of the Coronation of His Majesty Haile Selassie I as emperor of Ethiopia, The King of Kings, the Lord of Lord, The Conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah. You can join local Rastafarians in their celebrations and ceremonies. The different mansions have their own gatherings and we expect several celebrations and festivities to be organized around. We will discuss the options with you and make a plan accordingly. We can also go to Hawassa and make a boat trip on the lake, chances are good you can see Hippos from close distance. 

Costs of excursions and lunch and dinner options are not included. We will discuss the options with you on the spot.   

 

Accommodation: Lilly of the Valley

Meals: Breakfast 

Sunday 3 November 2019

Today you can decide to go back to Addis Ababa and end your trip there, or continue the journey south to the Dorze Mountains and Arba Minch.The Dorze Mountains is a very beautiful and peaceful area, it is the home of the Dorze Tribe, one of the indigenous tribes of Ethiopia. We stay in a beautiful lodge overlooking the valleys. You can take time to relax and enjoy the natural environment.  Dinner is provided. 

 

Accommodation: Dorze Lodge

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Monday 4 November

We spend a full day in the Dorze mountains. Local villagers will guide you around in their area. It is a remote area that is seldomly visited by tourists. You can really feel the authentic African atmosphere. We visit a local family that lives according to their traditional ways, and we explore the natural environment. Lunch and dinner are provided.

 

Accommodation: Dorze Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tuesday 5 November 2019

We leave the mountains and drive to the neighboring city of Arba Minch. There we stay in a beautiful lodge overlooking Nechisar National Park. The lodge has a swimming pool and a spa and you can take time to relax. Or you can go out on excursions like exploring the National Park or bring a visit to the Konso Tribe, further south of Arba Minch. We will discuss the options with you. The costs of the excursions and meals are not included in the travel package. 

 

Accommodation: Paradise Lodge

Meals: Breakfast

Wednesday 6 November 2019

We spend an other day in Arba Minch. You can explore the natural surroundings or take time to relax. Our guides are ready to serve you 

 

Accommodation: Paradise Lodge

Meals: Breakfast

Thursday 7 November 2019

We return back to Addis Ababa. It will be a full day driving, but you can also chose to fly back with a domestic flight (not included in the price). I

Accommodation: Orange Lion Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast

Friday 8 November 2019

We start the day with a healthy Ital breakfast prepared by of our Rastafari chefs, and then there will be an introduction gathering where you can get acquainted with your fellow travelers and our Rastafari guides. The rest of the day we explore Addis Ababa. We trod ‘in the footsteps of His Majesty’, and visit places that are meaningful for the Rastafari faith. We visit the National Museum, different statues, a former imperial palace, and much more. A lunch is provided. 

In the evening we go to a Sound System event of King Shiloh Sound System from Amsterdam

Accommodation: Orange Lion Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 9 November 2019

Today we continue exploring Addis Ababa. We visit among other things an Ethiopian Orthodox church, and the Merkato Market, the largest market of Africa. A lunch is provided.

 

In the evening we can explore the nightlife of Addis Ababa. We can go to a traditional bar, or we might see some life Reggae Music in the city. 

Accommodation: Orange Lion Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch 

Sunday 10 November 2019

Today you can end the trip and fly back to your home country (we will bring you to the airport), or extend your stay in Ethiopia and follow King Shiloh in their movements towards Harar in the east of Ethiopia. 

For the extended program click here.