8 Days Omo Valley/Tribal Tour by Flight

TYPOLOGIES

Cultural

DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. AGE

3 Years

2592 $

Amazing Experience

Tour Code: OVT121
Duration:7 nights and 8 days
Transportation: Airplane and 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser

Hoya Tours Ethiopia guide welcome you! At Bole International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time you will have a full day or half day city tour of Addis Ababa.The city was founded by Emperor Menelik 2 in 1886.Addis Ababa in Amharic means "New Flower".The capital city is home for Africa's Diplomatic capital with the presence of the Headquarters of the African Union and many embassies. After breakfast/rest we drive to the Entoto Mountain(3300m) high for a panoramic view of Addis, visit Entoto Museum with historical and Royal Exhibit, and the church of St.Mary.Drive back to Addis Ababa and visit Ethnographic Museum, National Museum, Holy Trinity Cathedral and Merkato Market(One of the biggest Open Air Market in Africa).

Accommodation: Azzeman Hotel
Accommodation upgrades option: Best Western plus pearl Addis
Meals: None

After a relaxed breakfast, you will be transferred to Bole International Airport for Addis-Arbaminch flight. Upon arrival at the Arba Minch airport you will transfer to Dorze. The Dorze tribe were warriors, are famous for their cotton woven cloths and beehive huts construction design. Before we arrive in Dorze we ascend up on Gughe hill through dramatic views, up on arrival in Dorze, walk in the Dorze villages and explore the beehive shape of the famous Dorze people’s huts, the preparation of their Staple food made out of False Banana, and in the evening enjoy the traditional dance.

Accommodation: Azzeman Hotel
Accommodation upgrades operation: Best Western Plus Pearl Addis
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, descend down through the dramatic and panoramic landscape of Gughe Mountain to Nechi Sar National Park for bird spotting and game view. In the park you will see different bird species including the rare Greater Kestrel, Orange River Francolin, Yellow throated and Grouse, Secretary Bird, and many others. In addition to birds you will view some mammals like Swayne’s Hartebeest, Burchell’s Zebra,Greater Kudu,Dik-Dik and Anubis Baboon. Drive back to Arba Minch.

Accommodation:Haile Resort Arbaminch
Accommodation upgrade options: Paradise Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

In the morning drive to Lake Chamo for boat safari on LakeChamo.Lake Chamo is habitat for spotting hippos, crocodiles and many birdlife. The Konso people are noted for colorful clothing, traditional masks and shields, and decorative feathers.After your lunch in Arba Minch, drive to Konso passing through Gidole town and enjoy interesting scenic views over Lake Chamo and the Great East African Rift Valley escarpments. In Konso explore the cultural landscape (UNESCO's World Heritage Site), Konso Villages, Konso Museum and King's compound.

Accommodation:Kanta Lodge
Accommodation upgrades options: None
Meals: Breakfast

Today after breakfast,you will drive to Turmi, en route visit one of the most colorful markets of Alduba among the south Omo Tribes.Tuesday is market day in Alduba. While you are in Turmi you will experience the Hammar people's night dance known as "Evangadi". It happens on a regular basis and is usually associated with crop harvest, the full moon, peace and stability in their areas. We will check whether there is a “bull jumping ceremony “in the vicinity .This is a social custom of passage ceremony for young men, marking their transition to adulthood.

Accommodation:Buska Lodge
Accommodations upgrade options: Turmi Paradise Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

After early breakfast drive for excursion to Karo tribes on rough road with picnic lunch.The Karo tribes are mainly known for their special hairstyle and body paintings.Take your time here,discover and experience their way of life. Drive to Nyangatom via Murulle by crossing Omo River. In the late afternoon drive back to Turmi.

Accommodation: Buska Lodge
Accommodation upgrades options: Turmi Paradise Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast we will drive to Mursi via Jinka. Mursi people are inhabited in Mago National Park between Omo and Mago Rivers. There is the option to camp in the park,and this gives you the opportunity to see all sorts of wildlife: defassa waterbuck, gernuk, bushbuck, jackson's hartebeest, lesser kudu, gureza monkey. Mursi women wear clay or woods plates put in their lips and ears, as are also amazing hairstyles with ornaments such as metal rings and various fabrics. The men wear spectacular drawings painted with white chalk all over their bodies.The Mursi women are popular for their lip plates. The insertion of wooden and Terracotta (Clay) discs into their earlobes is a widespread custom amongst Mursi tribes. The women split and stretch their lower lips to make room for similar bigger discs. Drive back to Jinka.

Accommodation: Eco Omo Lodge
Accommodation upgrades options: None
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, visit the Jinka Museum displaying the south Omo tribes. And continue your cultural excursion in Ari village.After lunch transfer to Jinka Airport for Addis Ababa flight.
In the evening/afternoon, a farewell party with free cultural dinner and traditional music to experience Ethiopia’s cultural meals .After the farewell party transfer to Bole international airport for international departure.End of tour.

Notice: This itinerary can be amended up on request

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