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5 Days Tribal Experience tour itinerary for ethiopia: Connect With The South Omo Tribes

Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Jinka, Mago National Park, Turmi

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Connect with the South Omo Tribes

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Arba Minch-Ethiopia

Meet tribes that still follow a traditional lifestyle and rituals that have been preserved to date until roads were built in recent years. Also, enjoy a boat trip on Lake Chamo to see giant crocodiles, hippos, and a variety of birdlife.

DAY 01

Addis Ababa-arba minch

  • Do short sightseeing of Addis Ababa before you fly to Arba Minch.

  • On arrival in Arba Minch, you will be picked up by our 4x4 vehicle/s to drive to Dorze village.

  • Spend the afternoon visiting Dorze Tribe and witness their way of life with your Ethiopia tour guide. Dorze is famous for making some of the finest Ethiopian traditional clothes from cotton. The houses made from the Bamboo tree are also unique and interesting.

  • Drive back to Arba Minch for an overnight stay.

DAY 02

Arba Minch-jinka

  • Check out from your hotel in the morning and stop at Lake Chamo to have a boat trip and see crocodiles, hippos, and a variety of birdlife.

  • Then drive to Jinka for visiting Konso tribe (famous for their traditional system of terracing the land for cultivation) on the way. If the day is Thursday, you will have the chance to see the colourful market at Key Afer, attended by at least five different tribes from the surrounding areas.

  • Spend the night at Jinka Town.

DAY 03

jinka-benna camping

  • Check out from your hotel in the morning and drive through Mago National Park (a park which was once a good site for seeing buffalos, lions, and elephants. Now is a spot to see some interesting tropical birdlife and a few types of antelopes) to see the Mursi Tribe whose women are known for inserting lip plates in their lower lips as a sign of beauty.

  • Drive back to Jinka for lunch.

  • Continue driving to one of the villages of Benna tribe to spend the night camping and learning about their lifestyle. You will spend the night camping at Benna Village.

DAY 04

Benna-turmi

  • Drive to Turmi to visit Hamer tribe (considered by many visitors as masters of body decoration). The Hamer tribe have one of the most unique rituals called “leaping the bull” a coming of age for a Hamer in which he performs an activity of running over the back of cows lined in a row. You will spend the day visiting a Hamer village and a local school or a hospital.

  • Spend the night in a hotel/ lodge at Turmi.

DAY 05

drive to jinka and fly back to addis ababa

  • Drive to Jinka in the morning and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Addis Ababa. Depending on your time, you will go out shopping and visiting a place of interest in Addis Ababa.

  • In the evening, you will be a guest in one of the cultural restaurants in Addis Ababa to see a variety of Ethiopian traditional dances while enjoying the country’s most delicious food and drinks.

  • Then you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

  • 3900 USD Per Group
  • Accommodation

  • Entrance fee for all sites and villages

  • Car Rent and fuel cost

  • Ethiopia guide service and local guides fee for every destination

  • Cook service

  • Camping facilities and logistics

  • Boat Rent at Lake Chamo and Omo River

  • Domestic flight fare

  • Meals except for the dinner and breakfast in Benna village and farewell dinner in Addis Ababa

  • Expenses of personal nature like tips

  • This is once a lifetime experience for travellers to meet tribes of 'South Omo Valley' who have such an amazing cultural lifestyle and rituals that have been preserved to date until roads were built in recent years. In this trip, you will have a boat trip on Lake Chamo to see giant crocodiles, hippos, and a variety of birdlife.

Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Jinka, Mago National Park, Turmi

Boating
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Camping
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Tribal
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