7 Days Tour to Omo Valley Ethiopia Excluding Addis Ababa
Ethiopia’s wealth of historic sites and an identity defined by its own history and diverse cultures rather than by colonialism is what distinguishes it from most other African destinations. The well-known historian Conti-Rossini called Ethiopia as "a country of mosaic of cultures." For the basic reason that, in the country, 83 languages and 200 dialects are spoken and You find these people living in harmony with diversity – all having their own costumes, religions, rituals, festivals, hair styles, songs, dances and arts - all unique in their own way.I, therefore, believe that the following 7 Days tour programs open an extraordinary opportunity to meet some of the more remote ethnic groups of the fascinatingly diverse areas surrounding the Omo River in South West Ethiopia. So, with the following itineraries we will look in to this fascinating region with an aim to learn about the varied ethnic groups who inhabit the region; to list a few- THEMURSI, renowned for their lip-plates, THEKONSO, famous for their terraced farming and THEHAMER, famous for their bull jumping ceremony (rite of passage ceremony).
WELCOME TO THE JOURNEY THROUGH ONE OF AFRICA'S LEAST EXPLORED COUNTRY!
Day 01: ADDIS ABABA – ARBAMINCH
After an early lunch, check in to the Addis Ababa International Airport & fly to ARBAMINCH: on arrival meet our driver and check in to the Lodge and you will drive about 28kms to Guge Mountain, to visit the Dorze tribe and their magnificent beehive shaped hut, false banana cultivations and weaving culture. Late in the afternoon drive back to the city of Arbaminch.
Accommodation: PARADISE Lodge/ Morahit Lodge
Day 02: ARBAMINCH-KONSO-JINKA
After breakfast in the hotel leave Arbaminch and drive about 250kms to Jinka and on the way visit Konso tribe and their magnificent village. The Konso people are known for their traditional land management /terracing which has UNESCO recognition. In addition to the Konso tribe on the way you will see DERASHE, BENNA, TSEMAI and ARI tribal groups and villages; and late in the afternoon arrive at Jinka for your overnight stay.
Accomodation:Eco-Omo Lodge/Jinka resort
Day 03: MURSI-TURMI
After breakfast drive to Mago National park & make an excursion tour to see and appreciate some wild life and the very attractive culture of Mursi tribe. They are renowned for the strange custom pursued by their women, who on reaching maturity, have their lower lips pierced and pop in a “terra cotta” (circular clay disc)After visit drive 130 km to Turmi for your overnight stay.
Accommodation: BUSKA LODGE/TURMI LODGE
Day 04: TURMI-KARO-TURMI
Morning after breakfast, drive about 65kms for a full day excursion to Murelle. Here one can visit the Karo ethnic groups, experts in body painting; have your lunch on the way from your lunch-box (Sandwich) or in a very local hotel @Dimeka. If it is market day (Saturday and Tuesday) you will see colorful market of “Dimeka” which is attended by Hammer, Benna and Karo tribes.
Late in the afternoon at about 17:00, drive to the nearby settlement of Hammer people and visit the HAMMER people and their village.
Accommodation: BUSKA/TURMI Lodge
Day 05: TURMI-DASSENECH-TURMI
Drive about 75kms for full day excursion to DASENECH people; who inhabited in the bank of Omo River and cross the Omo River by locally made boat to see the village and meet tribes. Lunch will be from Lunch box. After visit drive back to Turmi overnight stay. Accommodation:BUSKA/TURMI Lodge
Day 06: TURMI – ARBAMINCH
Morning after breakfast, leave Turmi and drive about 282kms to ARBAMINCH, on the way visit the Erbore tribal villages. In the afternoon you will be at leisure, take rest after long consecutive drive.
Accommodation: PARADISE LODGE
Day 07: ARBAMINCH-LAKE CHAMO-ADDIS ABABA
Morning after breakfast, take boat trip on lake Chamo to see the famous crocodile market , big African crocodile and hippo ,then eat your lunch and check out from the lodge to fly back to Addis Ababa.
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|The Package Includes||The Package Excludes|
|Transport in a TOYOTA 4X4 land cruiser cars for the entire 7days tour.||Domestic flight ( it is separately listed above)|
|Accommodation in the above mentioned hotels & lodges at all destinations for 6 Nights in a twin occupancy base with SRS for single bed users||Any alcoholic drinks|
|Meals on a Half Board ( Breakfast and dinner) base||Entry VISA|
|Entrance Fees||Health Insurance|
|Local Guide||Video & photo camera fee (if any & applicable)|
|Escort guide (if the group size is more than 7)||Any types of gratuities (TIP)|
|Village fees||Any types of personal expenses like telephone, internet, laundry, post cards|
|Boat trip on Lake Chamo||What is not included in the “services included list”|