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8 Days Omo Vally Tour from Addis Ababa

8 Days Omo Vally Tour from Addis Ababa
8 Days Omo Vally Tour from Addis Ababa

Start and end in Addis Ababa! With the discovery tour to the Exotic Tribes of Ethiopia, you have 8 day tour package taking you through Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and other destinations in Ethiopia. Enjoy the most iconic cultural trip in Omo valley includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Additional information
The Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia is a little visited area of Ethiopia containing some of the most colorful tribes and ethnic groups. The fascinating costumes, colorful ceremonies and celebrations, arts, crafts, music and dance of the Bena, Hamer, Mursi, and Karo, Gelebpeopl / Dasench and much more are very special. In the Omo Valley region many of the tribal groups have changed little over hundreds of years and they offer the visitor extraordinary insight into a variety of traditional cultures. On this trip, you get truly off the beaten track, exploring little visited villages and vibrant tribal markets of the Southern

Itinerary

Day 1: Addis Ababa - Arba Minch

Stop At: Arbaminch, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Drive to Arba Minch, one of the main towns in Southern Ethiopia. On the way, visit a Dorze Village in the Guge Mountains. The Dorze are known for their tall, beehive-shaped bamboo houses. If the base becomes infested with termites, the entire house can be lifted and moved to another location.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel/lodge/hostel

Day 2: Arba Minch - Jinka

Stop At: Chamo Lake, Arba Minch Ethiopia
Take a boat trip on Lake Chamo and view some of the largest crocodiles in the world sunning on the banks of the lake. Hippopotami and birdlife are also abundant. Drive to Jinka visiting various peoples such as the Gamo and Derashe. Stop at Key Afar's weekly market (if on a Thursday) and wander among the various tribes such as the Benna and Ari that have gathered to barter their goods.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel/hostel/lodge

Day 3: Mago National Park

Stop At: Mago National Park, 782km south of Addis on East bank of the Omo River, 1046 Ethiopia
Early morning drive to the Mago National Park to visit the Mursi people. The Mursi women are known for the clay plates they insert into their lower lips. Time permitting, visit the Omo Valley Museum in Jinka.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel/lodge/hostel

Day 4: Jinka - Turmi

Stop At: Dasenech Village, Omorate Dasenech, Turmi 1000 Ethiopia
Drive to Turmi to visit the Hame eople who are well known for the scarring of their bodies, using clay to shape their hairstyles, and the unique practice of "bull-jumping" which every young man must accomplish prior to marriage. En route to Turmi, visit the Benna and Ari people.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel/hostel/lodge

Day 5: Excursion to Omorate

Stop At: Omorate Airstrip, Ethiopia
Excursion to Omorate visiting the the famos Dassanech people. Return to Turmi for the evening.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge/hotel/hostel

Day 6: Turmi - Konso

Stop At: Konso Cultural Centre, On the road with Stawberry Fields Eco-Lodge, Konso Ethiopia
Drive to Konso, recently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. A highland people, the Konso are known for the ancient and intricate terraces that encircle their well-planned villages.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel/hostel/lodge

Day 7: Konso - Hawassa

Stop At: Fish Market at Awassa Lake, Awassa Lake, Awasa Ethiopia
Drive to the lakeside town of Hawassa. Rest and relaxation at one of Hawassa’s fine resorts.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel/lodge/hostel

Day 8: Hawassa - Addis Ababa Visit the Hawassa fish market

Stop At: Addis Ababa Museum, Meskel Square, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Visit the Hawassa fish market in the morning. Drive to Addis Ababa making stops at the Rift Valley Lakes. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant featuring dancers and musicians representing some of the country's many ethnic groups. Transfer to airport for late night departure upon request.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Not included



Duration:8 days
Commences in:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Country:Ethiopia
City:Ethiopia

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