Booking for : ETE-7, OMO Valley Cultural safari/ Ethnological Expedition Tour

ETE-7, OMO Valley Cultural safari/ Ethnological Expedition Tour

Tour Details

Day 1,Drive Southwest of Addis Ababa for Hosanna

en route to visit the archeological site of Melka Kunture, the rock-hewn church of Adadi Mariam and the stelae of Tiya standing stones and villages of the Gurage tribe with their neat thatched-roof circular houses, surrounded by Enset "false banana" trees, to arrive in Hossana. O.N. hotel or camping.

Day 2,Arbaminch

Proceed to Arbaminch via the rolling mountains of Wolayita, in the afternoon visit the Dorze village at Chencha and the Dorzes are very well known for their unique weaved bee-hived shaped bamboo houses and then drive to Arba Mminch. O.N. hotel at Arba Minch.

Day 3,Visit the Nech-Sar National Park

In the morning visit the Nech-Sar National Park for few mammals like the endemic Swayne's Hartebeest, Zebra, Grant's, Gazelles and some others and in the afternoon boat trip on Lake Chamo to see the biggest Nile Crocodile market, birds and others.

Day 4,Drive from Arba Minch to Jinka

En route visit a Konso village with their terraced fields and other tribes like the Tsemay, Bena and Ari live between the Weyto-River and Jinka. O.N. hotel.

Day 5,Drive to Jinka via Konso village

The Konsos are very well known in constructing the hillside terracing and erecting wagga- the grave sculpture. On the way to Jinka visit the Tsemay ethnics with their different customs and traditions and also visit the Benna and Ari people.

Day 6,Visit the Mursi village

Proceed to visit the Mursi village via the Mago National Park which is about 2,162 km3, and will visit the first villages of Mursi near the Omo river and the Mursi women are known for wearing large clay discs in their lower lips. O.N. camping in the Mago National Park HQ.

Day 7,Drive to Murille

you will enter the typical Acacia-savannah and the land of the Karo and it is an opportunity of seeing different mammals and birds in the park and will visit the Karo and the related Hamar people who are very well-known in body paintings and are artists in creating special hairstyles. Overnight Murile camp or Russo's Lodge.

Day 8,Drive to Omo Rate

Drive to Omo Rate via Nayagaton or Bume village by visiting the Dasenech people at Galeb who are still practicing their original traditional values and discover their lifestyle, culture. Overnight Turmi Camping.

Day 9,Visit different Hammer villages at Turmi and Demeka

Full day visiting different Hammer villages at Turmi and Demeka. The Hammer men are very well known in their clay-ban hairstyle and body paintings. During their market day, hundreds of Hamar flew mostly with traditional dress, stream to the market place to buy, sell and exchange goods. By tradition the young man should practice the bull jumping ceremony before marriage, which is the transition of to manhood. O.N. camping.

Day 10,Drive back to the northern direction

the road leads you via Erbore and Konso to Arba Minch, O.N. hotel.

Day 11,Drive back along the gorge of the Great Rift Valley to Wondo Genet

enjoy in the hot spring swimming pool relaxation with the very impressive natural forest. O.N. hotel.

Day 12,Drive to Awassa

In the morning drive to Awassa to visit the fish market and lake Awassa, drive back from Awassa to Addis Ababa, en rout visit the chain of lakes, like Lake Shala, Abiyata, Langano, Ziway for their abundant bird life. O.N. Hotel in Addis Ababa.

Day 13,Addis Ababa city tour

If there is a leisure time, dinner in local traditional restaurant and departure.

Additional Info

  • Duration : 12 nights and 13 days
  • Price : $
  • Location : Southern Ethiopia

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