13 Days Tribal Experience tour itinerary for ethiopia: Explore The Unique Tribes Of Omo Valley
Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Konso, Jimma, Turmi, Jinka, Mago National Park
Embark on a rare Omo Valley tribal tour that starts with a vibrant city tour and proceeds to a view of coffee plantations. You will also explore various Omo tribes; the people who represent last of their kind.
Arrival in Addis Ababa
Arrival in Addis Ababa marks the beginning of your Oma Valley tour.
Spend the remaining part of the day touring and exploring the city of Addis Ababa which includes visiting Mount Entoto, the National and Ethnographic Museums, Trinity Church, the Mercato, and more.
At the end of the day, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Addis Ababa to Jimma
After breakfast, head south west to Jimma. On the way, traverse through undulating landscapes and the coffee plantations of Ethiopia and Gurage Villages.
Arrival in Jimma and check in to the hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Jimma.
Off to Mizan
In the morning, check out and get transferred to Mizan. En route, visit different tribal villages like the Yem and Keficho villages.
Arrival and check-in at the hotel in Mizan.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Mizan.
Visiting tribes of Kibish
After breakfast, check out and drive to Kibish. On the way, enjoying stunning views of picturesque landscape.
While driving from Mizan to Kibish, you will visit different tribal villages including Diz and Minit.
Arrival and check in to the accommodation in Kibish.
Surma tribes in Kibish
Full day in Kibish to visit Surma tribe and their villages. The Surma are found on the west bank of the Oma. Like their cousins on the other bank of the Oma River, they do body painting and the women wear lip plates.
Overnight camping in Kibish.
Omo National Park and Nyangatom
Today, you will drive to Omo National Park where you will get to enjoy an afternoon game drive. Relish your chance to see unspoiled wilderness of the Omo National Park.
Overnight campstay in Nyangatom village.
Today, you will meet another Omo Valley tribe - the Nyangatom, one of the most skilled fighters in the valley.
After visiting the villages of those tribes, we will be visiting Karo tribes along the river side.
Later, you will drive to a hotel in the town of Turmi for an overnight stay.
Omorate to see the tribes of Dasenach
After having an early breakfast, you will be driven to Omorate to visit the tribes of Dasenach and spend some time with the tribals who are happy to remain disconnected from the rest of the world.
After spending some time in the villages of Dasenach, you will go back to Turmi for lunch.
Post lunch, head to the villages of Hammer to see the tribes. Here, you also get a chance to witness the Bull Jumping ceremony.
Overnight stay in Turmi.
Key afer Markets visit
If today is Thursday, you will be driving to the Key Afer market to see the amazing gathering of the three tribes that meet for this market and you will have a chance to see Benna, Tsemay and Ari tribes.
Later, you will be driven to the villages of Tsemay and from there, continue your drive to Jinka for an overnight stay.
Mago National Park & Mursi tribe
After breakfast, you will drive to Mago National Park to see the tribes of Mursi.
Later, we will return to the town of Jinka and you will see the villages of Ari tribes and have a chance of witnessing the tribals indulging in weaving and pottery.
Overnight stay in Jinka.
After an early breakfast, you will be driving to the villages of Benna tribes near Weyto town.
After this, continue the drive to visit the Konso people and see the amazing villages of those hard working tribals.
Overnight stay in Konso.
Have breakfast and then drive to Arba Minch for a boat ride on Lake Chamo to see the crocodile markets. Also, watch out for different lake birds.
Have lunch at Arba Minch and then drive to Dorze village to see the houses of those tribes and you will also see how they are making the local food.
Witness their cultural dance, followed by a delectable dinner and overnight stay in Dorze.
Early in the morning, you will be driven to Addis Ababa. On the way, halt in Welayta for breakfast.
Post breakfast, continue your journey to the UNESCO sites of Tiya stelea.
Have dinner later in the evening followed by your transfer to the airport.