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5 Days Culture tour itinerary for ethiopia: Connect With The Omo Valley Tribes

Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Jinka, Turmi

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Connect with the Omo Valley Tribes

Kari tribe

Turmi-Ethiopia

Make an authentic interaction with the Omo tribal people and grab the opportunity for iconic photography. The highlights will be photographing and interacting with The Karo tribes, The Hamer tribe and The Dasenech tribe on this private guided tour.

DAY 01

Addis / Fly Arbaminch

  • Transfer to the airport and fly to Arba Minch. 

  • Meet your Ethiopian driver in Arba Minch and head to Chencha to visit the Dorze people who are known for their weaving culture, which is reflected in their beautiful cotton clothes, fences and beehive-shaped bamboo huts.

Overnight: Paradise Lodge.

Meals included: Dinner.

DAY 02

Drive to jinka

  • Have an early breakfast and drive to Konso village (UNESCO site) to visit the Konso people and their terrace. 

  • Drive further to Mago National Park and visit the Mursi tribe with the Ethiopian guide. They are renowned for the strange custom followed by their women who, on reaching maturity, have their lower lips slit and circular disks inserted. 

  • Make an excursion to the interesting Ari village in the afternoon (if time permits) to experience their culture and way of life demonstrated by members of the village.

Overnight: Eco Omo lodge or Jinka Resort.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

DAY 03

Drive to turmi

  • Drive to Turmi- the settlement of the Hamer tribe. If the day is Saturday or Tuesday or Thursday, visit the local tribal market along the path. 

  • Visit Hamer village. The women of the Hamer are known particularly for their striking appearance; adorned with thick plaits of ochre-coloured hair hanging down in a heavy fringe, leather skirts decorated with cowries and a dozen or more copper bracelets fixed tightly around their arms. The men are noted for the initiation ceremony of Jumping over the Bulls. Catching this interesting ritual is entirely a matter of chance.

Overnight: Buska Lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

DAY 04

Turmi (murulle and omorate)

  • Make an excursion trip in the morning to Murulle - the village of Karo people who are known for their body-paintings, which they do before important ceremonies. The most striking thing about Karo people's symbolic and ornamental expressions is the painted body and face decorations.

  • Proceed to Omorate in the afternoon.

  • Cross the Omo River by boat to visit the Dasenech people who are known for their body scarification.

Overnight: Buska Lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 05

Drive to arba minch and fly back to addis ababa

  • Head to Arba Minch after an early breakfast to take the flight back to Addis Ababa. 

  • Make your way to your place on reaching Addis Ababa.

  • 1000 USD Per Adult
  • Ground transportation by 4 WD Toyota Land Cruiser.

  • Experienced driver.

  • All fuel expenses and lubricants expense.

  • Professional Ethiopian guide.

  • Local guides and scouts where needed.

  • Boat trip on Lake Chamo.

  • All entrance fees, Village and elders payments.

  • Bed and Breakfast.

  • International and domestic flights.

  • Any alcoholic drinks.

  • Any videography or camera fee needed.

  • Laundry service.

  • Any expense of personal nature like the internet, fax, telephone, etc.

  • Request if over 4 peoples for a discount.

Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Jinka, Turmi

Culture
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Tribal
Tribal Experience Tour
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