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Ethiopia’s Omo Valley is an unforgettable place. On this 9 day tour, you will immerse yourself into one of the remotest and culturally diverse regions in all of Africa.

Tribes that we will visit will include: the Mursi, Dorze, Erbore, Konso and more. You will get an insight into their complex customs and unique way of life. Where possible we visit local markets, one of the best ways to experience life in the Omo Valley.

This tour will be like no other tour you have taken and will take you to some of the remotest parts of Ethiopia.

LANGANO / ADDIS ABABA
In the afternoon, drive to Addis Ababa.

Once we arrive in Addis Ababa, the program will finish.

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVAL

Arrival to Addis Ababa. Meeting with company’s representative at the airport. Transfer to city center hotel after which you will have time to relax.

Day 2

ADDIS ABABA

On the first full day in Addis Ababa, we’ll bring you on a city tour so that you can get a quick overview of the cities highlights. Places of interest that we will visit include: National Museum of Ethiopia, the Ethnological Museum, Holy Trinity and St. Georges Cathedrals and Entoto Mountain. In the evening, we can go to a traditional Ethiopian restaurant to enjoy local food and Ethiopia’s unique form of dancing.

Day 3

ADDIS ABABA / ARBA MINCH

After breakfast, we’ll depart Addis Ababa and head south in the direction of Arba Minch. On the way, stop to visit the Tiya Stele Field. Lunch in the town of Sodo Arrival in Arba Minch late in the afternoon.

Day 3

ARBA MINCH / CHENCHA

In the morning, take a boat ride on Lake Chamo which is part of the Nech Sar Park. Here you can observe huge crocodiles and hippos in the wild, as well as lots of water birds. Lunch in Arba Minch, after which we’ll go on an excursion to Chencha, village of Dorze people. The highlight of this excursion is a visit to a traditional Dorze house where you can observe how bread is made from false banana and drink locally made alcohol. Return to Arba Minch in the evening.

Day 4

ARBA MINCH / TURMI

In the morning, take a boat ride on Lake Chamo which is part of the Nech Sar Park. Here you can observe huge crocodiles and hippos in the wild, as well as lots of water birds. Lunch in Arba Minch, after which we’ll go on an excursion to Chencha, village of Dorze people. The highlight of this excursion is a visit to a traditional Dorze house where you can observe how bread is made from false banana and drink locally made alcohol. Return to Arba Minch in the evening.

Day 5

ARBA MINCH / TURMI

On day 5, we’ll leave Arba Minch and head towards Turmi. On route, there will be stop offs at Karat Konso, Weito, and Erbore. The stop at Erbore will allow you to take photos of the Erbore people. Once we arrival in Turmi, and if you are lucky, we may get a chance to attend a bull-jumping ceremony in a Hamer village near Turmi. Rest at the lodge in the evening.

Day 6

TURMI/JINKA

Today we’ll drive from Turmi to Jinka. On the way, we make a stop-over at Key Afar, where every Thursday there is a local market. This market attracts Hamer, Benna, Konso, Ari, and many other people of the South Omo. Arrive at Jinka late in the afternoon and rest at the hotel.

Day 7

JINKA/KARAT KONSO

In the morning, excursion to the Mago Park. In this park, live the Mursi tribe. It is probably best known in the South Omo Valley, because women of this tribe slit their lower lip and insert a clay or wooden plate, and men fight donga (a stick fight which determines the most eligible bachelors ready to get married). Return to Jinka at lunch time, then drive to Karat Konso.

Day 8

KARAT KONSO / LANGANO

Drive from Karat Konso to Langano early in the morning. Langano, one of the lakes of the Rift Valley, offers you the chance to take a dip. This area is very popular with people looking to get out of Addis for a few days rest and relaxation.

Day 9

LANGANO /ADDIS ABABA

LANGANO / ADDIS ABABA In the afternoon, drive to Addis Ababa. Once we arrive in Addis Ababa, the program will finish.

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