Tour code : EB-007 OM

Trip Highlights

Experience the ultimate adventure, ethnicity and rituals, with nature retreat of astounding beauty and tranquility. Isolated for millennia from the rest of the world, the beautiful Omo Valley is home to an exciting mix of many small and distinctive tribal groups. Amongst others, we find the Karo, the Mursi and the Hamer-all of who have retained their own unique customs and traditions.

Lifestyles are as varied as the tribes themselves. Lacking any material, culture and artifacts common to other cultures, these tribes find unique ways in which to express their artistic impulses. Both the Surma and the Karo, for example, are experts at body painting, using clays and locally available vegetable pigments to trace fantastic patterns on each other’s faces, chests, arms and legs. These designs are created purely for fun and aesthetic effect, each artist vying to outdo his fellows.

  • Meet plenty ethnic groups
  • Experience the natural beauty of the country side
  • Stunning savannah plains
  • Witness elaborately terraced hillsides
  • Enjoy the ample culture
  • Elaborate hairstyles and personal adornment
  • Colorful different African Markets
  • Vast coffee fields
  • Visit the vibrant city of Addis Ababa, Africa‚Äôs Capital
  • Meet your ancestor LUCY at the National Museum in Addis Ababa
  • Test varied Ethiopian food and attend Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

Day 01:
Arrive Addis Ababa Bole air port morning time and transit to Arbaminch.

O/N: Hotel in Arbaminch

Day 02: Arbaminch-Nechsar National Park-Lake Chamo
In the morning, we will have a game drive around the Nechsar National Park. In the afternoon,a boat cruise over Lake Chamo to see some of the biggest African crocodiles and hippopotamus.

O/N: Hotel in Arbamich

Day 03: Arbaminch -Turmi
After an early breakfast, we will drive to Jinka-route visiting different cultural people and their villages which include the Konso and the undulating landscape of Konso area.

O/N: lodge/ camping in Turmi

Day 04: Turmi-Omorate
In the cool morning, we will drive to Omorate to visit the Dasanech (Geleb) tribal village after crossing the Omo River by boat. In the afternoon, we will visit Hamer Village. At the same village we will enjoy the seasonal cultural activities including the famous Evangadi (Hamer Dancing).

O/N: lodge/ camping in Turmi

Day 05: Turmi-Keyafer-Jinka

After breakfast, we will drive to Jinka through Keyafer. At Keyafer will visit the colorful weekly Keyafer Market.

O/N: Hotel in Jinka

Day 06: Jinka-Mursi-Jinka
After having an early breakfast, we will drive from Jinka to Mursi Village. After our visit to the Mursi Village, we will have our picnic lunch in the Mago National Park and continue driving back to Jinak through the park.

O/N: Hotel in Jinka

Day 07: Jinka- Arbaminch
After breakfast, we will start driving to Arbaminch through Konso with brief stops at different sites and villages.

O/N: Hotel in Arbaminch

Day 08: Arbaminch -Awassa
After breakfast, drive to Awassa and enjoy the beautiful sun set at lake Awassa.

O/N: Lodge/Hotel in Awassa

Day 09: Awassa -Langano-Addis Ababa
After spending part of the morning relaxing around the city, we will continue driving to Addis Ababa with brief stops at different Great Rift Valley Lakes (Shalla, Abiata, Langano and Ziway).

O/N: Hotel in Addis Ababa

Day 10: City Tour of Addis Ababa

Today you will have a full day city tour of Addis Ababa which includes: The Ethnological Museum, the national museum and Merkato. In the evening, there will be farewell dinner party with traditional special buffet and local drinks. After farewell dinner, transfer to Addis Ababa airport for the flight back. End of tour!

  • The tour program can be modified differently, rearranged, combined with other itinerary and shorten or extended to suit your interest, time and budget.
  • Up on request Ethioblossoms can arrange various tour programs based on your interest.
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