10 days Omo Valley

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Arrival & Drive/fly to Arba Minch (505km)

Drive or fly (optional) from Addis to Arba Minch. On the way; visit the Jamaican community at shashemene town,senkalle wildelife sanctuary here you can visit the endemic swayenes heartbeast near the town of aje, the hill top of Chencha for Dorze ethnics. Dorze people have their own skill of weaving cotton clothes & their traditional houses.Overnight in Arba Minch


Visit the two lakes Abaya & Chamo

Drive to the lake shore to make boat trip on Lake Chamo. This Lake is known for its enormous population of Crocodiles and Hippopotamus. Also White pelicans are abundant. Overnight in Arba Minch.


Drive Konso – Key Afer (ethnic market) – Jinka

Drive to Jinka- roughly 240km from arbaminch. At keyAfer; there is a colorful local tribal market on every Thursday and different ethnic groups including: (Tsemay, Ari and Banna) attend the colorful market.
Drive further to Jinka for Overnight in Jinka.


Mago National Park – Mursi Tribe

Drive to Mago National Park & visit the Mursi tribes in their villages. They are well known for their unique lip plates. Women of the Mursi tribe may have their lips cut at the age of 15 or 16. A small clay plate is then inserted into the lip. Through the years, larger plates are inserted into the lip causing it to stretch.
The larger the clay plate, the more the woman is worth before she gets married. (Surma tribes – settled on upper Omo River have the same culture with Mursi). In Mago National Park, if a visit is early morning, Kudu, Dik – Dik and Guinea Fowls are probable to be seen. Drive back to Jinka and visit the Ari village. Overnight in Jinka


Dimeka market and drive to Turmi

After breakfast; drive to Turmi (roughly 139km from Jinka). On the way; attend the colorful Dimeka Market (Every Saturday).Overnight in Turmi.


Excursion to Karo

After breakfast; drive from Turmi to Karo tribes (60 km) Visit Karo tribes in Dus and Korcho. The Karo tribes are mainly known for their special hairstyle and body paintings. Take your time here to discover & experience their lifestyle then afternoon drive back to turmi. Overnight in Turmi.


Drive to Omorate – Dassenech/Galeb –Turmi market

The area around Turmi is where the Hamer & Bena people live, famous for their bull-jumping ceremonies and great body decoration. There is a popular Hamer and Bena market held in Turmi on every Monday, this is a must visit, however the market will not be full until mid-afternoon, so this morning, after early breakfast, drive to Omorate (75km),nearby the Omo River and cross the river by local boat. This area is inhabited by the Dassenech (Galeb) people, known for their interesting house design and body painting. You will stay with them for a couple of hours, then cross the river again and drive back to Turmi, for lunch and & visit the Turmi Market. Late afternoon; approach to Hamer villages to discover their lifestyle at home and attend the Evangadi Dance. Overnight in Turmi.


Drive from Turmi to Konso via Arbore

Visit the Arbore people at their village and proceed to the twin of Konso (UNESCO World Heritage Site) – The people of Konso are well known for their terraced hillsides, fine woven materials, carved totems made of wood, decorated graves (mainly the king & his wife), impressive village and etc. Explore The Konso King, totems, Konso villages, and Gesergiyo (New York)-magnificent rock formation. Overnight in Konso.


Konso – Langano

Drive from Konso to Langano On the way, Shalla – Abijata Lakes National Park for ostriches, antelopes, hot springs (at Lake Shalla) and enormous pink Flamingos at Lake Abijata & Lake Langano is a fresh breathtaking atmosphere – beautiful white sand beach is bilharzias and crocodile free. Swimming, trekking and bird watching in the forest are possible activities.
Overnight in Langano.

DAY 10

Langano – Addis.

End of Tour.

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