Cultural tour to Omo Valley tribes
Tour to Omo valley tribes is one our popular destinations where one has an opportunity to admire the cultural and traditional way of life in the omo valley tribes. Dorze people is known for waving and traditional elephant shape hut. Terracing and intensive agriculturalist of Konso people. bull jumping ceremony of Hamar tribe, Karo is known for body painting and many things to see and admire.
Tour Duration: 7nights/8days
Means of Transportation: 4WD car
Tour includes: Addis Ababa, Tiya, Arba Minch, Dorze, konso, Mursi, Hamar, Bana,
Day one Addis Ababa
Depending on your arrival time you will have city tour of Addis Ababa
AM We exploring Addis Ababa beginning with a visit to the National Museum, one of the most important sub- Saharan museums in all of Africa The museum is home to the fossilized humanoid Lucy, as well as an amazing collection of artifacts, royal items and art. We then visit the Ethnological Museum, which was the former palace of Haile Selassie.
PM we take time in Holy Trinity Cathedral is the largest Orthodox Church in Ethiopia and has survived through many historical periods, as its interesting architecture can attest to. The Cathedral contains the thrones and the tombs of the emperor and some of the royal family. Visit Merkato, the largest open-air market in Africa. Overnight at hotel,
Day Two Drive to Arba Minch
Morning start drive to Arba Minch via Butajira on the way visit Tiya archeological site and then continue drive enjoying the countryside and stop for photo spot and drive to Arba Minch over night at hotel.
Day Three Drive to Jinka
Moring after breakfast take a boat trip to visit and spot Hippos and Nile Crocs and drive to Jinka on the way visit Konso village which is Known for terracing. Visit the well organized and densely populated village of Konso people and admire their way of life and then continue for Visit the market and then drive to Jinka overnight at Lodge/ hotel
Day Four Mursi village and drive to Turmi
Morning Excursion to Mursi village driving through Mago National Park visit the Mursi tribe whose Known for lip plate. Stay with admire their way of Life and take picture back to Jinka for lunch break and then proceed to Turmi. Overnight at hotel/lodge
Remark: your request about the wild life in Mago national park? Mago national park is better to say it is reserved for Mursi tribe rather than Wildlife there is no wildlife there.
Day Five Excursion to Dassanech tribe
Morning Excursion to Omorate Dassanech tribe, arrive there and take canoe local boat curved from light wood to cross Omo river or drive on the river by newly built bridge, visit the nomadic village of Dassanech tribe and Drive back to Turmi afternoon visit Hamar village around Turmi. Overnight at hotel/Lodge
Remark: during your stay in and around Turmi the guide will assist you searching Bull jumping ceremony
Day Six Drive to Arba Minch via Kayaker Market
Today you are driven for market at key After Market which the best Market in south Omo valley. In the market there is a big congregation of Tsemai, Banna, Hamar and other tribes. After visiting the village drives to Arba Minch. Overnight at hotel
Day Seven Drive to Langano
Morning After breakfast drive to Langano on the way visit Dorze village known for weaving and false banana plantation and Elephant shape house. Learn their way of life and then drive to Langano. Arrive there the rest afternoon will be at leisure. You swim in the lake as it the only lake in Ethiopia free Bilharzia. Overnight at Sabana resort
Day Eight Drive back to Addis Ababa
Morning after breakfast drive back to Addis Ababa on the way visit Lake Ziway which is known for aquatic bird life and then proceed to Addis Overnight at hotel.