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ID: 2023
Omo Valley
Offered by Company : ID 3454
Country : Ethiopia
Destinations : addis ababa (Addis Abeba)
Duration : 14 day(s)
Minimum Price : $1974 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price : $2963 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Customized
Season : All Year Round
Trip Categories : Culture Tour, Tribe Tour
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Tours in Omo Valley Several Dorze Tribe huts in the distance. Safari tours in Africa are a very popular and unique. You will experience and see things found nowhere else in the world. Tourists have the option of exerpiencing the local tribes in their villages or exploring the national parks. The Omo River is also popular destination for white water rafters. Tours through the valley can only be achieved by a four wheel drive vehicle. It is advised that you use a certified travel agent to book your tour through Soutern Ethiopia.
Detail Information
Day 1 Arrive in Addis Ababa

Arrive in Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, where you will be met and welcome by one of our company representative, and then transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in tourist Standard hotel in Addis Ababa

Day 2 Addis Ababa-Hossana

In the morning drive to Hossana en route you will visit the prehistoric archeological sites of “Melka Kunture”, the oldest rock-hewn church of “Adadi Mariam” that date back to the 13th century, the Tiya stele field (recorded as world heritage by UNESCO) and one of the Gurage tribal villages. Overnight local hotel in Hossana

Day 3 Hossana-Arbaminch

Drive to the town of Arbaminch (Amharic meaning is forty springs) en route you will visit the Dorze tribal village and experience their ways of life in Chencha. Dorze people are famous for their traditional cotton weaving culture and also well known in constructing a distinctive “beehives” shaped houses entirely made of organic materials like bamboo and each surrounded by a small garden. Overnight stay tourist standard hotel in Arbaminch

Day 4 Nech Sar National park and Boat trip on Lack Chamo

In the morning you will have game viewing in the Nechsar National Park where you spot different mammals including the endemic Swaynees Hartbeast, Zebra, Grants Gazelle , Kudu and others. Afternoon boat trip on Lake Chamo, the third biggest lake in the country with an average area of about 551 sq km to see the biggest African crocodiles, and Hippopotamus as well as beautiful aquatic birds including the Kingfisher and Fish Eagle. Overnight stay tourist standard hotel in Arbaminch

Day 5 Arbaminch- Jinka

Drive to the town of Jinka, en route you will experience the culture of the Konso people who are well known in constructing terracing of their Village hillsides to protect environmental degradations. They are considered to be the first people to introduce terracing in Ethiopia. Also they are known for long established communal way of living. If the day falls Thursday there is a colorful weekly market in Key Afer where one can have the chance to see different tribes such as the Tsemay, Benna, Ari, and other people of the Omo Valley with their traditional values and customs. Overnight stay hotel in Jinka

Day 6 Jinka-Mursi- Jinka

This morning we do have an excursion drive to Mago National park to visit the Mursi tribes and their villages. The Mursi inhabit northwestern part of the National Park and classified as the Omotic language family. These people are well known for their lip plating, body decorating and stick fighting or “Donga” It is a form of ritualized male violence, or ‘martial art’. Women are still wearing lip plates by splitting their lower lip and insert in order to beautify themselves. The lip-plates are purely symbolic and made of clay. The wider the lip plat the more beautiful they are. In the afternoon you will visit Jinka Ethnographic Museum and the. Overnight stay hotel in Jinka.

Day 7 Jinka-Turmi

In the morning drive to Turmi via Dimeka. If the day falls Saturday there is a colorful weekly market at Dimeka the second place for Hamer. In the afternoon you will visit the Hamer tribal village and way of life. Hamer people are best known for their hair style of the women and ritual of bull jumping practice by a yang man that shows passage of time from youth age to adulthood(if you are lucky ,you will attend this ritual). In the evening you will enjoy the traditional dance of Evangadi. Overnight stay in lodge

Day 8 Turmi-Murulle- Turmi

In the morning we do have an excursion drive to the Murulle to visit Karo tribes, many of them further decorated with body painting. They use chalk to imitate the spotted plumage of the guinea fowl and make unique jewelry from most everything they find. These people are considered as masters of body painting among the Omo valley tribes. We will visit the two villages of Dus and Korcho and back to Turmi for overnight stay. Overnight stay in lodge

Day 9 Turmi- Omorate- Turmi

Excursion drive to south to Oromorate, a small village on the border with Kenya to visit the Dassenech people and their fascinating local hut and culture. The Dassenech people occupy land on both side of the Omo River and the northern age of Lake Turkana. We will cross the Omo River by local boat and visit the tribal village with their original traditional values. In the late afternoon back Turmi. Overnight stay in lodge

Day 10 Turmi-Yabello

Leave Turmi and drive to Yabello. On the way, visit the Erbore tribal village with their colorful ways of life. Erbore tribes have similar culture with the Borena Oromo that we will visit next in yabello. En route you will visit a beautiful land formation created by erosion that looks like the skyrocketing New York City buildings commonly known as "New York ". Overnight stay Local Hotel

Day 11 Yabello- El Sod

After having breakfast early in the mooring an excursion drive to the House of Salt at a place called EI Sod where local people extracting salt, the “singing well” where the Borena Oromo watering their cattle from the underground well by singing traditional song. Late afternoon drive back. Overnight stay Yabello local Hotel.

Day 12- Yabello-Awassa

Morning drive to Awassa, On the way enjoy with the surrounding dense coffee forest, coffee farms and one of the Sidama tribal village and in the late afternoon visit water birds and the Sun seat around the shores of lake Awassa. Overnight stay hotel in Awassa.

Day 13- Awassa- Addis Ababa

Morning drive back to Addis Ababa en route visit lake Zeway which is famous for its prolific birds and in the afternoon you have site seeing of Addis Ababa including the national Museum where you find “Lucy” the famous complete hominid fossil remain 3.2 Years old, the “Merkato” the greatest open air Market in East Africa.

Day 14 International Flight
Price Includes:

• Accommodation: - Accommodation BB
• Transportation: Surface transportation
• Entrance fees at all site
• professional English speaking Guide services
• Driver per dime cost
• Driver salary
• Fuel
• Government Tax (VAT)

Price Excludes:

• Camera and video fee
• Any kind of drinks
• Personal expenses
• souvenir expenses
• Meal
• Medication Cost
• Personal Insurance
• And any other costs which are not mentioned on included part.
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