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10 Days Culture tour itinerary for ethiopia: Go South For Omo Valley Tribes

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

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Wildlife Tour

Tour Southern part of Ethiopia and Omo Vally Tribes on this tour. Tribes such as Dorze, Mursi, Karo, Dassench/Geleb, Hamer, etc. Exploring two national parks, boating on Lake Chamo, Tiya (archaeological site), and meeting Wolayta people will also be featured. 

DAY 01

Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

  • Meet and greet by the representative at the exit of luggage claim and transfer you to the hotel.

Overnight stay in hotel Addis Ababa

DAY 02

Drive to Arab Minch through Wolayta Sodo

  • In the morning after breakfast, drive to Arba Minch (505 Km from Addis).

  • On the way, visit the Tiya Stelae (90 Km from Addis).

  • Stop for lunch at Wolayta Sodo (330 Km from Addis). Here, you will visit the Wolayta people.

  • Continue driving to Dorze (20km before Arba Minch/500 Km from Addis) and visit the Dorze village (famous for their beehive-shaped houses, weaving styles and their lifestyle).

  • Upon arrival in Arba Minch late afternoon, check into a lodge. You will have dinner and spend the night at the lodge.

Overnight stay in Paradise or Swaynes Lodge

DAY 03

Visit Nechisar National Park and Boat Trip on Lake Chamo

  • In the morning, after breakfast, visit the nearby Nechisar National Park (a natural habitat for many wild animals: Zebra, Gazelle, & Antelope etc.). 

  • Have a lunch break at Arba Minch.

  • After a brief break, take a boat ride on Lake Chamo and visit huge crocodiles, hippos and a variety of birdlife.

  • In the evening, have dinner at the lodge and stay the night there. 

Overnight stay in Paradise or Swaynes Lodge

DAY 04

Drive to Jinka via Key afar

  • In the morning, you will have breakfast and drive to Jinka (270 Km from Arba Minch).

  • Upon arrival at Konso (90 Km from Arba Minch), visit the Konso Village (famous for their colourfully costumed dresses, impressive terracing of land - recently registered as World Heritage by UNESCO, and engraved wooden statues grave markers).

  • Eat lunch at Konso. Then, you will be driven to Jinka and check into a resort. You will have dinner and spend the night at the resort.

Overnight stay in Jinka Resort or Jinka Eco-Omo Lodge

DAY 05

Excursion to Mursi village through Mago National Park

  • In the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Mursi (55 Km from Jinka) and visit the of Mursi tribe village (popularly known for their attractive culture, women wearing large clay plates into their lower lips and the stick fight among young boys - if available at time of arrival).

  • Then, drive back to the Mago National Park and visit the park – only possible without rain.

  • Drive back to Jinka for lunch.

  • After lunch, visit the nearby village and museum in Jinka.

  • Enjoy dinner at the resort and spend the night at the resort.

Overnight stay in Jinka Resort or Jinka Eco-Omo Lodge

DAY 06

Drive to Turmi, Hammer tribe town

  • After breakfast, you will be driven to Turmi (142 Km from Jinka) to visit an interesting village on the way.

  • Continue travelling to Key Afer and visit the market.

  • Stop for a lunch break will be at Key Afer.

  • Proceed driving to Turmi visiting an interesting market place on the way – if available at time of arrival.

  • Arrive in Turmi early evening and check into a lodge. You will have dinner and spend the night at the lodge.

Overnight stay in Buska or Turmi Lodge

DAY 07

Excursion to Omorate to visit Dassench/Geleb tribe

  • An early morning drive will take you to Omorate to visit the Dassench/Geleb tribe (75 Km from Turmi).

  • From there, take a boat trip on the Omo River and visit the Dassench/Geleb village.

  • Then, get back to Turmi for lunch.

  • Walk to the Hamer Village to explore the Hamer tribes (best known for elaborate hairstyles, body painting using clays and vegetable pigments to make fantastic patterns on their faces, chests, arms and legs), attend the bull jumping – if possible and available with luck.

  • In the evening, you will be driven back to the lodge for dinner and spend the night at the lodge.

Overnight stay in Buska or Turmi Lodge

DAY 08

Excursion to Murille to visit Karo Village

  • An early morning drive will take you to Murille to visit the Karo tribe (62 Km from Turmi).

  • Then, you will get back to Turmi for lunch.

  • In the afternoon, you will rest or do your own things on your own.

  • In the evening, have dinner and spend the night at the lodge.

Overnight stay in Buska or Turmi Lodge

DAY 09

Drive to Araba Minch via Arebore – Tsmaye

  • After breakfast, you will be driven to Araba Minch (290 Km from Turmi) via Arebore-Tsmaye.

  • Stop for lunch at Konso and proceed driving to Araba Minch.

  • Upon arrival, check into a lodge. Dinner will be at the lodge and you will spend the night there. 

Overnight stay in Paradise or Swaynes Lodge

DAY 10

Back to Addis Ababa

  • After breakfast, you will be driving to Addis Ababa (325 Km from Yiregalem).

  • Stop for lunch at Lake Langano, Sabana Beach Resort.

  • Upon arrival in Addis Ababa late afternoon, you will do some shopping for souvenirs.

  • Finally, you will be taken to a farewell dinner depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.

  • 3872 USD Per Adult

Our price include

Hotel accommodation on Twin/Double room sharing using 4/3 star hotels in Addis & best available lodges & hotels in other destinations out Addis.

Meal on half board basis; breakfast and dinner

All ground transportation, transfer in and outincluding fuel and driver allowance using brand new Coaster Bus (10-20 pax).

All entrance, local guide and scout fees

Professional English speaking local guides

Boat on Lake Tana

Our price exclude

  • Any international & domestic flight cost

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Tips and other personal expenses

We can arrange tour  based on your interest 

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

Rural
Rural Experience Tour
Culture
Culture Tour
Wildlife
Wildlife Tour
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