9 Days Omo Valley Tour to Ethiopian Cultural Tribes
Transportation: by latest available 4WD
Accommodation can be: Hotels/ Resorts / Lodges
Duration: 08 Nights/ 09 days
|Day 1: Morning Drive to Arba Minch via Hosaena|
⇒ enroute visit Tiya stelae field UNESCO world heritage site and
|Day 2: Full day in Arba Minch|
⇒ Boat crossing for a Nech Sar National Park to explore the endemic wild animals.
|Day 3: Drive to Jinka|
⇒ Meet Tsemay, Bana and Ari people and their villages’
|Day 4: Excursion to Mago national park|
⇒ Meet the Mursi Tribes and visit their villages , their women are famous for Lip plates and men for ritual fighting with stick donga(But attending such event restricted by government regulations).
|Day 5: Drive to Kangaten to visit the Nyangatom after crossing the Omo river with engine boat. On Return stop at Murulle for picnic lunch then proceed to Korcho to Visit the Karo tribes who live in the western bank of the Omo River. Afterwards drive back to Turmi. Camping/ Lodge|
|Day 6: Full day village visit in Turmi|
Þ Excursion trip to Omorate for the Dasenech tribe and visit their villages.
Þ Boating on the Omo River
Þ Attend Turmi market (if the day falls on market day Thursday)
Þ Hamer tribe and visit their villages
Þ Attend Tribal dance or Bull Jumping rite (occasional and optional). Htel/Lodge
|Day 7: Drive back to Konso and make a detour to Yabello, the home of the Borena Oromo tribes who are best known for Gada System,|
⇒ Visiting on the way Erbore and Konso tribes. Some 25km before today’s destination you will visit Singing Well, age old technique of watering cattle by the Borena tribe. Motel
|Day 8: From now on it’s a return drive to Addis Ababa with a night stop at the beautiful eco lodge, Aregash Lodge. Located in serene environment in the center of the Sidama village, the spot is the best place for cultural interactive light hiking through the villages and the farmlands. Resort/ hotel|
|Day 9: Morning departure for Addis Ababa with a stop at Awassa Lake to visit the local Fish Market, tasting a fresh tilapia hunted and grilled.|
⇒ Proceed to Addis Ababa on the way short stops for rift valley lakes. Departure
|………………….End of the cultural Omo valley Tour……………….|
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