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7 Days Culture tour itinerary for ethiopia: Sign Up For The Omo Valley Tribal Tour

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

Rural Experience Tour
Culture Tour
History Tour
Sign up for the Omo Valley Tribal Tour

Omo Valley tribe members

Arba Minch-Ethiopia

Traverse across Ethiopia to Omo Valley. Here, you will meet several different tribes such as Dorze, Mursi, Bena, Hamer, Tsemay and Ari. You will also be boating on Lake Chamo, seeing the Ethiopian Bird Spectacle on Lake Ziway, and visiting Tiya Stele and Melka Kunture sites. 

DAY 01

Addis ababa- Arba minch

  • Upon arrival at Bole International Airport, meet the representative.

  • After having breakfast in Adiss, you will start driving to Arba Minch.

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

  • Then, keep driving to Arba Minch. 

Overnight in Haile Resort

DAY 02

Arba minch

  • Go on a morning boat trip on Lake Chamo (the largest lake in Ethiopian rift valley lakes) to visit hippos and Nile Crocodiles at Azo (Crocodile) market on the lake.

  • In the afternoon, drive to Chencha village to visit the Dorze tribe, who lives in the high land areas and surrounded by bamboo forest and well known for their traditional weaving and towering huts.

  • After visiting, drive back to Arba Minch.

Overnight in Haile Resort

DAY 03

Arba minch-Jinka

  • After breakfast, drive to Jinka via Woyto.

  • After check in to the hotel, drive to the Mursi village through Mago National Park to visit the Mursi tribe. The Mursi people are the Nilo Saharan language speaker and famous for their women putting lip plate, made of clay and up to 15cm in diameter, on their lower lip and men for their stick fighting (donga).

Overnight in Jinka resort

DAY 04

Jinka- Turmi

  • After breakfast, drive to Turmi via the colour full markets of Kay Afer (if it Thursday), Dimeka (if it is Tuesday or Saturday). On these beautiful markets, you will have a chance to see Bena, Hamer, Tsemay and Ari peoples together.

Overnight in Turmi lodge

DAY 05

Turmi – Karo- Turmi

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

  • In the afternoon, visit the hammer people and their villages.

  • In the evening, you will have a chance to visit Evangadi night dancing and bull-jumping ceremony (the rite of passage to manhood for hammer and Bena tribes).

  • Overnight in Turmi lodge.

DAY 06

Turmi- Konso- Arbaminch

  • In the morning, drive from Turmi to Arbaminch via Konso.

  • On the way, visit Koso tribe and Konso Landscape. The Konso people are the hard-working people and well known for their speciality 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 Haile resort

DAY 07

Arbaminch-Addis- Departure

  • 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.

  • After the visit, keep driving to Addis and check-in to hotel to freshen up and dinner.

  • Then transfer to the airport to fly back home, where your tour ends.

  • 2499 USD Per Adult
  • 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 out including 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

  • Any international & domestic flight cost

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Tips and other personal expenses

  • Can arrange the tour based on your interest.

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

Rural Experience Tour
Culture Tour
History Tour

Contributed By

Yihun Bewketu

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