8 Days Omo Valley Tours
After arriving in Addis Ababa, you will be given a short tour of the capital, visiting the Ethnographic museums and St George’s Church. Then, we will drive to the Rift Valley lake of Langano for some bird-watching, and a relaxing swim in the only bilharzias free lake. Overnight In Hotel
In the morning we will drive to Arbaminch. On the way, we’ll visit the Wolayta people’s villages and integrate with the people and test their culture. We will then go on to Chencha to visit the Dorze people, with their elephant looking houses and traditions. You’ll visit the false banana cultivations, from which they extract their traditional bread Kotcho, the weaving works and more. We will arrive at Arbaminch late in the afternoon.
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We will leave to Jinka in the early morning. On the way we will visit the Konso, Derase, Tsemay, Ari and Benna Tribes possibly tribal people market days. overnight in Hotel in Jinka
We will drive through the Mago National Park to visit the Mursi people famous for thir lip plated women as a protection from their enemies. Then we will drive to Jinka and visit the cultural museum during the afternoon. Overnight in a Hotel
We’ll drive to the village of KeyAfer to see the lively, colorful market of the Tsemay and Erbore people. Then we will go on to Turmi, to visit the Hamer people and their villages, having lunch on the way.
We will drive to visit the Karo people, famed for their intricate body decoration. From Kortcho village you’ll enjoy a spectacular view over the Omo River. We’ll then head back to Turmi, in Turmi we will visit bull jumping ceremony and Evangadi dances. Otherwise we’ll take time to visit a traditional village and soak up the culture.
We’ll drive to the village of Dimeka to see the lively Saturday market of the Hamer, Karo & Tsemay people. Then we’ll proceed to the Weyto river valley, passing the Derase and Konso people on our way to Arbaminch. If time allows, you can take a boat on Lake Chamo to admire the longest crocodiles in Africa (reaching about 6 metres long), and see hippos and many birds.
Drive back to Addis Ababa. In the evening, you will have dinner in a traditional restaurant and watch traditional folk dances. After, we will take you to the airport for your departure (or, if your flight is on the next day, you will stay overnight in Addis Ababa).
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