Program: Tribal Tour and Safari to Ethiopian Great Rift Valley/Omo Valley
Duration: 9 Days
Tour Code: 001

Transport: Surface
Activities: Rift Valley Lakes, national parks, game animal, stunning landscape, unique tribal culture, colorful African markets and so much more
Isolated for millennia from the rest of the world, the beautiful Omo Valley is home to an exciting mix of many small and distinctive tribal groups. Amongst others, we find the Karo, the Mursi and the Hamer-all of whom have retained their own unique customs and traditions.  Lifestyles are as varied as the tribes themselves. Lacking any material, culture and artifacts common to other cultures, these tribes find unique ways in which to express their artistic impulses. Both the Surma and the Karo, for example, are experts at body painting, using clays and locally available vegetable pigments to trace fantastic patterns on each other's faces, chests, arms, and legs. These designs are created purely for fun and aesthetic effect, each artist vying to outdo his fellows.

In this captivating region, you are privileged to witness age-old customs and rituals, learning of the symbolisms that remain an integral part of everyday life, it’s absolutely a unique wilderness.
 
Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa
Arrive at Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and transfer to hotel.  Afternoon, city tour of Addis Ababa.O/N: hotel.

Day 2:  Addis Ababa-Arbaminch
In the morning, start driving south of Addis Ababa through the Great Rift Valley to Arbaminch en route visiting the Rift valley Lakes of Ziway, Abiata and Shalla.O/N: hotel.

Day 3: Arbaminch-Lake Chamo
In the morning Dorze village In the afternoon, we will have a boat cruise over Lake Chamo to see some of the biggest African crocodiles and  hippopotamus.O/N: hotel.

Day 4: Arbaminch-Keyafer-Jinka
After breakfast, we will drive to Jinka through Keyafer. At Keyefer will visit the colorful weekly Keyafer Market.O/N: hotel.

Day 5: Jinka-Mursi-Jinka
In the morning, we will drive from Jinka to Mursi Village. After our visit to the Mursi Village, we will have our picnic lunch in the Mago  0/n Hotel

Day 6: Drive to Turmi
Morning visit Ari village then drive to Turmi late this afternoon Explore Hamer village. O/n hotel
Day 7: Make an excursion to Omorate; cross Omo River to the village of Dasenech tribe, visit their village, back to Turmi for lunch. Afternoon make an excursion to Karo village, visit the Karo people who are famous by their body painting. OVERNIGHT CAMPING or lodge

Day 8: Drive back to Arbaminch visiting the Erbore tribe. O/n Hotel

Day 9: Drive back to Addis late this afternoon shopping and in the evening before departure have a farewell party with tradition dance.
 
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Transportation: Surface

DAY 1: Arrive Addis Ababa, welcome ceremony at the airport; transfer to your hotel. OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL.

DAY 2: Drive to Langao on the way visit the crater lakes around DebreZeyit area, and then proceed to Zeway lake visit the morning fish Market, afternoon visitAbiyataShalla National Park. OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL.

DAY 3: Drive from Langano to Arbaminch on the way visit the Alaba Village and the Doreze village at Chencha mountain, late in the afternoon arrives at Arba Minch. OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL.

DAY 4: Tour in Arbaminch morning visits the Dorze Village, afternoon boat trip on Lake Chamo .OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL.

DAY 5: Drive from Arbaminch to Jinka on the way visit the interesting Konso Village; if the day is Thursday, you will visit Key Afer Market. Then proceed to Jinka, lunch will be held at weyito. OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL.

DAY 6: Make an excursion form Jinka to Mago National park, visit the Mursi people who live behind the National park and make game drive. Late in the afternoon drive back to Jinka for overnight. OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL.

DAY 7: Drive from Jinka to Turmi, on the way visit Dimeka, late in the afternoon arrive at Turmi. OVERNIGHT CAMPING or lodge.

DAY 8: Make an excursion to Omorate; cross Omo River to the village of Dasenech tribe, visit their village, back to Turmi for lunch. Afternoon make an excursion to Karo village, visit the Karo people who are famous by their body painting. OVERNIGHT CAMPING or lodge

DAY 9: Full day tour in Turmi, morning visit the Hammer village, afternoon will be free.OVERNIGHT CAMPING or lodge

DAY 10: Drive from Turmi to Konso on the way visit the Erbore village. Lunch will be held at Weyto, afternoon visit the Konso village. OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL/ CAMPING.

DAY 11: Drive from Konso to Yabello, visit the singing wall of the Borena people and Dubluk. OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL.

DAY 12: Drive from Yabello to Awassa. OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL.
DAY 13: Drive from Awassa to Addis Ababa. OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL
DAY 14: Full day tour Addis Ababa, then evening DEPARTURE.

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