Day 1: Arrival- Addis Ababa City Tour.
Upon arrival, we transfer you to your hotel for check-in. After some rest and refreshments, we do a city tour in Addis Ababa.
The city tour with start with a visit to Addis Ababa’s new parks including unity park and Entoto natural park, the National Museum which is home to early human remaining body parts of Lucy, the biggest open-air market Merkato, the hill of Entoto which gives you a full and spectacular view of Addis Ababa city, and the Trinity church that believed to have the tomb of HIM Hile Selassie
Overnight: One of Addis Ababa Hotels.
Day 2: Addis Ababa – Arba Minch.
After breakfast, you will drive to Arba Minch and along the way you will visit Tiya Stelae. You will stop for lunch at Wolayta Sodo and then continue to Dorze where you will visit the Dorze village, famous for its beehive-shaped houses, and weaving styles. You will be arriving in Arba Minch late afternoon and checking into a lodge or hotel. You will have dinner
Overnight: In Arbaminch at Haile resort
Day 3: Arba Minch – Turmi.
After breakfast, you will take a boat ride on Lake Chamo to spot huge crocodiles, hippos and a variety of birdlife. Afterwards, we drive to Konso with a visit to the Konso Village (famous for its colourful costumed dresses, impressive terracing of land – recently registered as World Heritage by UNESCO, and engraved wooden statues and grave markers). You will have lunch at Konso.
Then we drive to Turmi and on the way we will have a chance to visit Local Market depending on the day, if it’s Tuesday we will see Alduba market, if Thursday we will visit the Keyafer market
and Saturday we will visit the Demeka market.
If we are lucky, we will also attend the Bull jump ceremony that normally happens on market days and where various dwindling tribes of the Omo Region come together to socialize, share what is happening around and sell and buy goods. Ari, Tsemai, Hamar and Benna people can be seen mixing in the colourful marketplace
Overnight: In Turmi at Emerald Lodge or Buska Lodge
Day 4: Turmi Dass excursion to Omorate to visit Dassench/Geleb tribe.
An early morning drive will take you to Omorate to visit the Dassench/Geleb tribe. From there, you will take a boat trip on the Omo River and visit the Dassench/Geleb village. Then you will get back to Turmi for lunch late afternoon You will then walk to the Hamer Village to explore the Hamer tribes (Who are best known for elaborate hairstyles, and body painting using clays and vegetable pigments to make fantastic patterns on their faces, chests, arms and legs), attend the bull jumping – if possible and available with luck and we will have goat barbeque traditional way and traditional dance.
Overnight: In Turmi at Emerald Lodge or Buska Lodge. You have the option to camp the tribe in their village.
Day 5: Karo – Jinka.
An early morning drive will take you to Murille to visit the Karo tribe. Then you will get back to Turmi for lunch, and afterwards, drive to Jinka on the way we stop at the local market depending on the day. If it’s
Tuesday we will see Alduba market, Thursday we will visit Keyafer market and Saturday we will Demeka market.
If we are lucky we will also attend the Bull jump ceremony which sometimes happens on market days.
These markets are bustling places where various dwindling tribes of the Omo Region come together to socialize, share what is happening around and sell and buy goods. Ari, Tsemai, Hamar and Benna people can be seen mixing in the colourful marketplace
Overnight: In Jinka Omo Eco Lodge or Nassa Hotel.
Day 6: Murci – Addis fly.
In the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to the Mursi tribe village, which are known for its attractive culture, women wearing large clay plates into their lower lips and a cultural Stick fight among young boys known as Dunga -( if available at time of arrival). Afterwards, drive to Airport for a flight to Addis Ababa. In the evening you will be taken to a farewell dinner depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for a return flight back home.
End of tour
Max Guest per Tour:
Tour Location: Ethiopia.
Language: English and Arabic.