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12 Days Tribes of the Omo Valley

This 12 days tour to the Omo valley is well organized you can visit every tribes in the valley and also Visit the national parks, the Omo river, the Abijata lake and other travel destinations located in the Omo valley.

per adult from

$4,944

AUD

Duration

12 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 10x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 11 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • English Speaking guide
    • Purified bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Tiya World Heritage Site
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Camera or Videos fees if and where applicable
    • Tips, telephone, laundry and other personal expenses

  • Day 1: Drive to Awassa

    Stop At: Tiya World Heritage Site, Tiya Ethiopia
    Depart south from Addis Ababa via Butajira. On the way you will visit the archeological sites of Tiya (ancient stelae field and UNESCO World Heritage Site), Adadi Maryam (a rock-hewn church similar to those in Lalibela) and Melka Kunture (pre-historic tool-making site). Final destination for the day is Awassa. Overnight in Awassa (hotel)
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Awassa (hotel).

    Day 2: Drive from Awassa to Dorze

    Stop At: Awasa, Awasa, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    n the morning after breakfast, visit the fish market on the shores of Lake Awassa and then proceed driving to Dorze, set in the highlands above Arba Minch. The Dorze people are known for their tall beehive-like houses and their fine cotton weaving. You will visit the village and learn about the daily lives of these industrious people. If today is market day (in Dorze village on Monday and Thursday and in nearby Chencha on Tuesday and Saturday), that will be visited.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Dorze in traditional hut

    Day 3: Drive to Arba Minch

    Stop At: Arba Minch, Arba Minch, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    In the morning, visit the local market in Dorze (Monday and Thursday) or Chencha (Tuesday and Saturday). Afterwards, continue driving to Arba Minch. In the afternoon, take a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the “crocodile market”, and the local hippos.
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Arba Minch (camping, hotel or lodge).

    Day 4: Drive form Arba Minch to Turmi

    Stop At: Turmi, Turmi, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    After breakfast, depart from Arba Minch to Turmi. On the way you will pass through the village of Weyto (market day Saturday), which is home to the Tsemai tribe. Continue through the Weyto Valley to Erbore, where you will have a brief visit to a local Erbore village (market day is Saturday). Finally, proceed to Turmi, home of the Hamer tribe. At night, you can see the traditional night dancing of the Hamer tribe, known as evangadi.
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Turmi (camping, hotel or lodge).


    Day 5: Drive to Dassenech tribe

    Stop At: Omorate, Ethiopia
    In the morning, take a day trip to Omorate to visit the Dassenech tribe. Here you will cross the Omo River by local boat and enter a Dassenech village. Afterwards, return to Turmi (Monday is market day) for a visit to a local Hamer village. If there is Jumping of the Bulls traditional Hamer coming-of-age ceremony, that will be visited.
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Turmi (camping, basic hotel or lodge).

    Day 6: Drive to the Omo river

    Stop At: Omorate, Ethiopia
    Early morning depart from Turmi to the village of Kangatan. Here you will cross the Omo River and take a short walk through the local fields to visit a village of the Nyangatom tribe. After the visit, return across the river and proceed to the Karo village of Korcho, with a stunning location lookin over the Omo River. The Karo people, while the smallest tribe of the Omo Valley in number, are also known to be the most decorated. After the visit, return to Turmi for another opportunity to see Jumping of the Bulls. Overnight in Turmi (camping, basic hotel or lodge).
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Turmi (camping, basic hotel or lodge).


    Day 7: Travel to Jinka

    Stop At: Jinka, Jinka, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    Depart for Jinka, via Dimeka and Key Afar. Tuesdays and Saturdays are market days in Dimeka, which is one of the most colorful markets in the area and is visited by many tribes, including Hamer, Benna and Karo. Afterwards, continue to Jinka.
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Jinka (camping, hotel or lodge).


    Day 8: Drive through the Mago National park to Mursi and Ari village

    Stop At: Mursi, Mursi, Vlore County
    In the morning, drive through the Mago National Park to a local village of the Mursi tribe. The Mursi are known for their lower lip and earlobe plates. In the afternoon, after returning to Jinka, you can visit the South Omo Museum & Research Center to learn more about the local tribes. Alternatively, take a hike in the surrounding hills to visit a local Ari village.
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Jinka (camping, hotel or lodge).

    Day 9: Drive to Konso

    Stop At: Konso, Konso, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    After breakfast, depart from Jinka to Konso, via Key Afar. Thursday is market day in Key Afar, where you will see the Benna and Tsemai tribes trading goods. This is another very popular market in the region. After the visit, proceed to Konso (market days are Mondays and Thursdays).
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Konso (camping, hotel or lodge).


    Day 10: Konso - Yabello

    Stop At: Yebelo, Ethiopia
    The Konso people are known for their wooden statues, known as wakas, which are erected in honor of dead heroes as well as their innovative agricultural terracing. Today you will have the opportunity to visit a local village and the cultural museum displaying many waka statues. Time permitting, you can also visit the “natural New York Village”, named after the tall sand formations resembling skyscrapers. After the visit, continue to Yabello. If there is time, visit the Yabello Wildlife Sanctuary for a chance to see zebras.
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Yabello (hotel).

    Day 11: Drive to Borena

    Stop At: Yirga Alem, Ethiopia
    Early in the morning, take an excursion south to visit El Sod, a village that is home to a crater lake with a large salt deposit called the House of Salt (chow bet). This is the land of the Borena people, a large nomadic ethnic group that extends deep into Kenya. After the visit, proceed driving to Yirgalem. Here you can enjoy an evening coffee ceremony while watching the hyenas in the surrounding forest.
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Yirgalem (lodge).

    Day 12: Drive back to Addis Ababa

    Stop At: Abijata Lake, Ethiopia
    After breakfast, depart north to Addis Ababa. On the way, you may visit the Abiatta-Shala National Park. Lake Shala, with its deep blue waters is the deepest lake in Ethiopia at 236m. Lake Abiatta is a soda lake at which thousands of flamingos can be seen at various times of the year.
    Duration: 9 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Ghana St, Debub Global Bank Building on the 3rd floorAirports
    • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by One Love Ethiopia Tours & Car Rent

Activity ID: V-240267P4

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