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8 Days Culture tour itinerary for ethiopia: Taste Organic Honey While Exploring Ethiopian Culture

Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Chencha, Konso, Turmi

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Taste Organic Honey while exploring Ethiopian culture

Bee hives

Arba Minch-Ethiopia

Discover the beekeeping practice in Ethiopia, believed to have started between 3500-3000 BC. The country has high potential for beekeeping due to a favorable climate for growing different vegetation and crops, which are a good source of nectar and pollen for honeybees, and makes it the best place to taste natural organic honey.

DAY 01

Arrival in Addis Ababa

  • Upon arrival at Bole international airport, you will be received by our representative and transferred to hotel.

  • You will then have a city tour of Addis, which includes National Museum - the home of the famous complete hominid fossil remains of Lucy dating 3.2 million years back; Mount Entoto - panoramic viewpoint at the highest peak in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meter above sea level; Trinity Cathedral - a beautiful church with a baroque style European architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa; Ethnographic Museum; and Merkato - the largest open-air market in Africa.

  • Overnight in hotel.

DAY 02

Drive from Addis to Arba minch

  • Morning drive to Arba Minch.

  • On the way, visit Tiya Stele site (one of the world heritage site registered by UNESCO) and Melka Kunture archeological site.

  • Overnight in hotel/lodge.

DAY 03

Drive to Turmi

  • In the morning, go for a boat ride on Lake Chamo to visit hippos and crocodiles at crocodile market on the lake.

  • Then, drive to Turmi. On the way visit Dimeka Colorful Market.

  • After check-in at the hotel, visit the Hammer tribe and see their Evangadi night dancing.

  • Overnight in hotel/lodge.

DAY 04

Drive to Kari then back to Turmi

  • After breakfast, drive to Karicho to visit the Karo tribe. They paint their bodies and faces with white chalk to prepare for a ceremony. The chalk is mixed with yellow rock, red iron ore and charcoal to make its color. Face masks are worn at times and they have clay hair buns with feathers in them. 

  • Also, visit their traditional bee-keeping yard.

  • Overnight in hotel/lodge.

DAY 05

Drive to Konso

  • In the morning, drive to Konso.

  • After check-in at the hotel, visit Koso tribe and Konso Landscape. The Konso people are hard working and well known for their land management, one of Africa’s most fascinating cultures. The Konso landscape is one of the world heritage sites in Ethiopia registered by UNESCO.

  • Overnight in hotel/lodge.

DAY 06

Drive to Arba minch

  • After breakfast, you will visit some gardens of beekeepers inside and around the villages.

  • Then, drive to Arba Minch. On the way, stop at a village to see a lot of bee-hives on the trees.

  • After check-in at the hotel, drive to Chencha Village to visit the Dorze tribe who are well known for their traditional weaving and towering huts and the communities of honey producers from the Gamo population. Usually, these communities collect their honey in April and May and in November and December and you will have a chance to observe the process of collecting honey in a traditional way. Their bees feed on the flowers of Acacia Abyssinica (flat-top acacia) and Carica Papaya (common papaya).

  • Overnight in hotel/lodge.

DAY 07

Drive back to Addis

  • In the morning, drive back to Addis Ababa with many stops for bird watching.

  • On the way, visit Lake Ziway, the Ethiopian bird spectacle. The great Pelicans are the main stars of this astonishing natural live show, which takes place at one of the freshwater Rift Valley lakes of Ethiopia.

  • Overnight in your Hotel in Addis.

DAY 08

Drive to Holeta- then back to Addis

  • In the morning, drive 35 kilometers to the west of Addis to Holeta Bee Research Center, which is engaged in full-time research on improved management of beekeeping, bee product handling and processing, bee forage biology of local honeybees, bee health, socio-economic and extension research. Moreover, the center has been producing skilled manpower in the field of beekeeping by training bee experts, bee technicians and beekeepers in the country. There you will have a small presentation by one of the experts about general information and research facts on beekeeping and honey production in Ethiopia.

  • Drive back to Addis and observe one of the honey production factories for export. This will be a good opportunity to buy this Ethiopian organic honey.

  • In the evening, have a farewell dinner in one of the best Ethiopian restaurants in Addis followed by folk-dance of Ethiopia.

  • Then, transfer to the airport to fly back to home.

  • 1870 USD Per Adult
  • Guide.

Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Chencha, Konso, Turmi

Nature
Nature Tour
Culture
Culture Tour
Tribal
Tribal Experience Tour
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Contributed By

Dawit Aragaw

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