Southern Ethiopia Omo Valley Tribes Tour Itinerary

Language English
Price 180,00 USD for excursion
Capacity Group of up to 10 people
Duration 1 week 1 day

8 Day's Itinerary

Day 1

Depart south from Addis Ababa via Butajira. On the way you will visit

the archeological sites of Tiya (ancient stelae field and UNESCO World

Heritage Site), Adadi Maryam (a rock-hewn church similar to those in

Lalibela) and Melka Kunture (pre-historic tool-making site). Final

destination for the day is Arba Minch Overnight in Arba Minch (Hotel or Lodge)

Day 2

In the morning drive to Turmi On the way you will pass through the village of Weyto

(market day Saturday), which is home to the Tsemai tribe. Contin

proceed to Turmi, home of the Hamer tribe. At night, you can see the

traditional night dancing of the Hamer tribe, known as evangadi.

Overnight in Turmi (camping, hotel or lodge).

Day 3

Early in the morning drive to karo tribes famous tribes in south Omo zone with their body painting and are ferrous warrior mens. Afternoon back to turmi for Turmi ( Lodge, hotel or camping)

Day 4

In the morning, take a day trip to Omorate to visit the Dassenech

tribe. Here you will cross the Omo River by local boat and enter a

Dassenech village. Afterwards, return to Turmi (Monday is market day)

for a visit to a local Hamer village. If there is Jumping of the Bulls

traditional Hamer coming-of-age ceremony, that will be visited,

Depart for Jinka, via Dimeka and Key Afar. Tuesdays and Saturdays are

market days in Dimeka, which is one of the most colorful markets in

the area and is visited by many tribes, including Hamer, Banna and

Karo. Afterwards, continue to Jinka. Overnight in Jinka (hotel or lodge).

Day 5

In the morning, drive through the Mago National Park to a local

village of the Mursi tribe. The Mursi are known for their lower lip

and earlobe plates. In the afternoon, after drive back to Jinka for overnight (hotel or


Day 6

After breakfast driver to Arba Minch via Konso in Konso the market days are every Monday and Thursday. The Konso people are known for their wooden statues, known as wakas, which are erected in honor of dead heroes as well as their innovative agricultural terracing. Today you will have a brief opportunity to visit a local village and the cultural museum displaying many waka statues. After the visit, proceed

driving to Arba Minch. Overnight in Arba Minch (Hotel or Lodge ).

Day 7

Morning after breakfast, proceed to lake Chamo ( the second largest rift valley lake) in order to visit different animals including Nile Crocodile, Hippo as we as many other Bird species. Then after the boat trip, drive back to Arba Minch and have lunch. Then in the afternoon ,proceed to Dorze, in order to visit the Dorze village who set in the high land above Arbamicnh. The Dorze people are known for their tall beehive-like houses and their fine cotton weaving. You will visit the village and learn about the daily lives of these industrious people.

Then after the visit continue drive back to Arbaminch. Overnight Arbaminch. ( hotel or lodge)

Day 8

Early in the morning, depart drive from Arba Minch to Addis Ababa. Overnight Addis Ababa ( Hotel)

End of the tour.

This itinerary is flexible, and will likely change in order to coordinate visits with market days in the south, which is a great opportunity to mingle with the people, many of whom travel long distances on foot to attend.


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