Ethiopia: Birding (and Wildlife-Watching)

in the Horn of Africa Pricing

2022 Pricing: $5,090 US Dollars (£3,660 GBP*)

for 19 Days and 18 Nights

 

Inclusions: 

 

  • Tour package includes all lodging, meals* and access fees to reserves, parks and other birding sites. 

  • Premier Bird Guide: All of our tours use the services of an excellent bird guide, often a well-recognized expert on birding in this area.

  • Top-Rated Preparation ServicesWe support your preparation for the trip. We provide information on the birds you will see and all the travel details, including all logistic details (arrival plans, trip itinerary, lodging details and more), information on entry into Ethiopia and information on travel health issues, packing information and more. Most of our clients comment that our Trip Participation Guide is the best they have ever seen. 

  • Transport and Airport Transfers

    • Local ground transport is included. This includes a large transport safari-style vehicle for most of the trip. 

    • We also have a driver or guide pick you up at the airport upon arrival, and we arrange for a transfer back to the airport at the end of the trip.  

  • Acre for Bird Conservation: As part of our efforts to support bird conservation, we purchase in the name of customers (for each booking) at least one acre (but averaging between three and four acres) of wilderness to support bird conservation. As our trip prices are often 20% (and often even a better deal) less than our competition, this does not really cost you more and it is a great way to support bird conservation around the world.

  • Small Group Pricing: All the prices mentioned above are for tour groups of 6 to 8 participants. We are happy to provide pricing for private groups with fewer than five participants (including couples). We will offer a reasonable small group supplement to make tours "go" at three, four and five participants.

 

*Pricing Notes and More Details:

 

  • US Dollar Pricing: The tour price is fixed in US Dollars. We do not expect price changes for this currency in 2022.

  • Pricing in British Pounds: The GBP price indicated above is based on the January 27,  2021 exchange rate of 0.72 GBP per USD. The trip price is fixed in US Dollars, and the final charges for the trip will be based upon the actual exchange rates we pay. Though we work to minimize bank charges with banking in Canada and in the United Kingdom, banks do often charge about 1% to 2% for making the exchange. 

  • Bank Fees: We do not charge bank fees for wire transfers for clients paying into our accounts in the United States, the United Kingdom and/or Canada; however, we do take into account currency exchange transaction fees (often about 1.5%).

  • Note on Meal Inclusion: Meals include three meals per day during any full day of the trip. No meals are included on the arrival day. The departure day includes breakfast.

  • Note on Beverage Inclusion: Most of our meals are provided by the lodges, and we follow their practices in providing beverages at meal time. Most beverages are your choice and are an additional expense which you pay to the restaurant directly. We provide water at the table for supper. We also provide bottled water during the birding day. 

  • Group Size: Prices are based upon six to eight participants. If the group books at 3, 4 or 5 participants, we will offer a reasonable small group supplement. We are happy to price small custom tours (groups of 2 to 8), as well.

 

Optional Costs for Booking the Trip:

 

Single Room Supplement: Due to the high demand for eco-lodge rooms in Ethiopia, the single supplement for this trip is $880 USD (or £630 GBP). This is the price we charge for the additional cost of anyone not sharing a room with another birder (and/or a spouse). If you want a single room, please let us know. We are often able to find a roommate for those wanting to share a room with a person of the same sex.

 

Notes on Other Tour Costs: Exclusions: 

  • You will need to pay for any flight costs involved in this trip. 

    • This will include flights to Addis Ababa (the major airport in Ethiopia) from your home airport.

  • The tour fee does not include taxes/fees for entering or exiting the country, telephone calls, laundry and other items of a personal nature.

  • Tips for birding guides and trip drivers are not included in the tour price.

 

Want More Tour Information or Have Questions about Pricing?

 

Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 in Colorado or toll free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912) or Jennifer (in the UK at +44 755 214 2976, in Suffolk), and/or email info@pibird.com.

 

We are happy to answer any question you may have and/or provide you trip reports (reports of birds and other wildlife actually seen on our trips) or more details on trip logistics (from vehicles used to lodging details).

 

Like to Book these Trips:

 

Booking by Phone in the USA: Call Charles at the Partnership for International Birding toll free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912. Charles can also be reached on his cell phone at 720-320-1974.

 

Booking by Phone in the UK: Call Jennifer at the Partnership for International Birding’s UK office at 44 755 214-2976, in Suffolk)

 

Tour Pricing Update Note: These tour prices were updated January 27, 2021 for all 2022 tour dates.    

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