Gambella National Park

Safari Tour Package

The ideal time to under a safari tour and observation of Gambella National Park is between March and June. The park has an area of 5,060 sq.km and it is northerly bordered by the Baro river , one of the biggest rivers that join the Nile in the Sudan. During this season, around 1.2 million white-tailed kob, the African antelope passes by the park during its annual migration from Sudan.

The park harbors the endangered Nubian Giraffe, localized antelope Nile Lechewe, Lelwel hartebeest, and tiang, some populations of Lion, Leopard, buffalo and elephant and the largely terrestrial patas monkey.

A bird list of 327 species are available in the park. Papyrus-dwelling shoebill stork, Uelle paradise waydah, Egyptian plover, African skimmer, exquisite little green bee-eater.

Game viewing is best accommodated around Matara 185 km from Gambella City.

Tour Program

10 Days & 9 nights

Day 1  Arrival at Bole Int’l Airport in Addis Ababa and a short drive to your hotel. In the evening, go to one of the best restaurants in the city and while taking dinner and some drinks, enjoy watching the various cultural dances of the country’s ethnic groups while sometimes being provoked to be involved yourself in the scene.

Day 2 &3  Depending on the transport of your choice, either you are going to start the 780 kms long journey by car from Addis viewing on your way, Welisso city, Omo or Gibe river, Jimma city, the home of Abba Jiffar, Agaro, Mettu, Gore, and thereby Gambella city. It may take two days while a good respite on the way. If you wish to fly, then direct flight from Addis to Gambella is available based the domestic schedule.

Day 4, 5 & 6 You will arrange your drive to Matara, the sight place for the wild animals and arrange your camp by the tent you have at the right place guided by your guide and the local security. Continue your game viewing and observation having your camera, compass and binocular and continue doing this for three days. Overnight and food arrangement is under your jurisdiction with food items you have taken or something that you may buy around like a goat or a sheep.

Day 7  Drive back to Gambella city and overnight there at standard hotel.

Day 8  Drive back to Addis through the same road that you used previously. Overnight at Jimma city.

Day 9   Drive back to Addis Ababa to pass the night there.

Day 10  Flight to your next destination.

Services included in the prices

All round the Year but to be fixed with the User.

  • Hotel accommodation in single or double room sharing
  • All hotel reservations and Lodges, Hotels, Resorts in Addis Ababa, Jimma, Gambella as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals –breakfast everywhere
  • All ground transportation with all fuel, insurance and driver costs
  • All transfers and visits everywhere according to the itinerary
  • All entrance fees at archeological sites, parks and villages.
  • Scouts in National Parks and villages
  • Water 1 Lt per day
  • All types of government taxes

Services not included in the prices

  • International and Domestic flights
  • Beverages
  • Porters at airports and hotels
  • Tips to drivers and guides
  • Other expenses of personal nature like laundry, souvenirs, etc

All what is not included in the list above

USD 2,589.00 per/person

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