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6 Days Omo Valley Tribal Tour

6 Days

Begin a captivating six-day journey through Ethiopia, commencing from Addis Ababa and traversing diverse landscapes and rich cultural tapestries. Highlights include encounters with the Oromo, Gurage, and Silte peoples, boat excursions on Lake Chamo to witness Africa’s longest crocodiles and lazing hippos, and immersive experiences with tribes like the Mursi and Hamer. Marvel at the Karo people’s striking body adornments, explore vibrant markets, and admire the agricultural terracing practices of the Konso. Conclude your adventure with a scenic drive back to Addis Ababa, taking in the breathtaking Rift Valley lakes along the way. This tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Ethiopia’s natural wonders and cultural heritage.

Itinerary

Pick up from Bole International airport and drive to Arba Minch in Amharic meaning 40 springs ,admire very interesting views and visit the Oromo, Gurage, Silte people on the way.

Overview the rift valley lakes of Abaya and Chamo.O/n Arba Minch

Early morning breakfast and drive to lake Chamo boat excursion to see the Crocodile Market and the Hippos. (Here crocodiles are some of the longest in Africa , With length of 8 merte and above.) Then drive to Jinka and on the way visit the Konso tribes and their villages, Tsemay and Ari tribes.

O/ Jinka

Enter Mago National Park to visit the Mursi people and their villages. Here for beauty women insert round clay plates in their lips. The men practice scarification based on the number of enemies or wild animals they have killed in battle.

Back to Jinka for lunch. Then drive to Key Afer best market. This time you will have the chance to see the Ari, Benna and Hamer tribes when they exchange goods in the market. Further drive to Turmi which is the home land of the famous Hamer tribes .

O/n Turmi

Drive to Murulle to visit the Karo people with their body decorations and skin scarification. Admire the view of the Omo river from Kortcho village. Then back to Turmi in the afternoon to visit the hamer village.

O/n Turmi

Visit the Erbore villages and make a stop to admire the agricultural terracing practices of the Konso.

Further visit to the Konso village, Gargesiyo, “ the southern New York”, a place which is the outcome of food for a long period of time and looks like the previous New York sky sculpture buildings in the USA.

O/n Arba Minch

Morning after breakfast drive to Addis via the Rift Valley over viewing the rift valley lakes of Shalla, Abyata and Langano, Zeway and Koka admiring wonderful views, endemic birds, pelicans, flamingoes further drive to Addis.

The Package Includes and Excludes

The Package Includes

  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees
  • Local Guide Fees
  • Car rental service
  • Accommodation
  • Rope fees
  • Meals (3)
  • Miscellaneous Expenses

The Package Excludes

  • Tip
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Visa
  • International flights
  • Souvenir Expenses

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6 Days Omo Valley Tribal Tour
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