Tour Code:7 Days tailor-made tour to Southern Ethiopia and Tribes of Omo Valley
Attractions: Scenery, Wildlife/Wilderness, Birds, Tribal Culture
Duration: 7Days &6Nights
Transportation: Surface drive& Boat ride
Day 1: Drive to Arba Minch through Wolayta Sodo
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Arba Minch (510 Km from Addis Ababa). On the you will stop for lunch at Wolayta (325 Km from Addis Ababa).
You will be arriving in Arba Minch late afternoon and check into a lodge. You will have dinner and spend the night at the lodge. Overnight stay in Paradise or Swaynes Lodge.
Day 2: Drive to Jinka via Key afar
In the morning, you will have breakfast and drive to Jinka (270 Km from Arba Minch). And upon arrival at Konso (90 Km from Arba Minch), you will visit to the Konso Village (famous for their colorfully costumed dresses, impressive terracing of land – recently registered as World heritage by UNESCO, and engraved wooden statues grave markers).
You will have 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 Orit hotel.
Day 3: 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 to the of Mursi tribe village (popularly known for their attractive culture, women wearing large clay plates into their lower lips). Then you will drive back to Jinka for lunch.
After lunch, you will visit to the nearby Ari village and museum in Jinka. Dinner will be at the resort and you will spend the night at the resort. Overnight stay in Jinka Resort or Orit hotel.
Day 4: Drive to Turmi, Hammer tribe town
After breakfast you will be driven to Turmi (142 Km from Jinka), visiting an interesting village on the way. Upon arrival in Turmi check into a lodge. You will have lunch in Turmi.
After a brief break you will then walk to the non-touristic Hammer Village to explore the Hammer tribes (best known for elaborate hairstyles, body painting using clays and vegetable pigments to make fantastic patterns on their faces, chests, arms and legs),
Optional excursion: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 Turmi lodge.
Day 5: 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, you will take a boat trip on the Omo River and visit the Dassench/Geleb village.
Then you will get back to Turmi for lunch. This afternoon you are free, follow your own program or explore another Hammer village.In the evening, you will be driven back to the lodge for dinner and spend the night at the lodge. Overnight stay in Turmi lodge.
Day 6: Drive to Araba Minch
After breakfast, you will be driven to Araba Minch (290 Km from Turmi). You will stop for lunch at Konso and will proceed driving to Araba Minch, where upon arrival you will check into a lodge. Dinner will be at the lodge and you will spend the night there. Overnight stay in Paradise Lodge.
Day 7: Drive back to Addis Ababa
In the morning, you will have breakfast and drive back to Addis Ababa. Optional excursion; on your way back visit the Tiya and/or Melka-Kuntare archaeological sites.
You will arrive in Addis Ababa late afternoon where you will take short break in your home. Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner to Ethiopian (Habesha 2000 or YOD Abyssinia) traditional restaurant where you will taste Ethiopian food & drinks and a live music & dance.
Starting from: $ 1,060 USD per persons
Single Supplement: $ 75
- Well-maintained and insured two 4WD vehicles Model 2010-2014 with experienced English speaking driver guides
- All transfers in & out
- Hotel Room on Double Occupancy basis including Breakfast (B&B)
- All entrance fees, local guide fee, scout, and boat fees
- Bottled natural water every day,
- Service tax
Price DOES NOT include:
- Entry visa
- International flights
- Meals (Lunch & Dinner)
- Photography & Video fees,
- Personal expenses (tips, phone calls, table drinks, laundry, etc.)