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Weekend Tour Shashamane - full itinerary

Day 1: Friday

In the morning we leave Addis Ababa and drive along the King’s Highway to the town of Shashamane, approximately 250 kilometers south of Addis Ababa. On the way we make a stop at Lake Langano, one of the few swimmable lakes in Ethiopia. You can have lunch there and enjoy the natural environment. At the end of the afternoon we arrive in Shashamane. We check in in our hotel, and take some time to relax. Then we will visit a local musician at his house who will share his music and philosophy with us

Accommodation:   Lilly of the Valley

Meals:                     Breakfast and Lunch

Day 2: Saturday

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 meet different local people. In the late afternoon you can decide to stay in Shashamane and mingle further with the Rasta community, or for example go to Hawassa for a boat trip on the lake. Chances are good you will see Hippo's from up close! We will discus the options with you 

If possible we will organize a small live Reggae music event in the evening.  

 

Accommodation:       Lilly of the Valley

Meals:                         Breakfast and lunch

Day 3: Sunday

Early in the morning we go to Wondo Genet, a forrest reserve not far from Shashamane. We will visit a Rastaman who lives there in the middle of the natural environment. We walk to the source of the hot springs int he mountains and enjoy a natural 'Spa' experience with a mud bath and a revitalizing shower with hot water from the mountains. Then we return to Shashamane for a late breakfast. We have some time to visit some local people or for example buy souvenirs. After lunch we drive back to Addis Ababa. 

Accommodation:   -

Meals:                     Breakfast and lunch