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Southern Ethiopia 08 Day Tour

Southern Ethiopia 08 Day Tour


SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA ◐ TOUR CODE: OVET-006 ☀ DURATION: 08 DAYS ◐ TRANSPORTATION: LAND & AIR ☀ DESTINATION: JOURNEY TO THE SOUTHERN OMO VALLEY WITH RIFT VALLEY OF ETHIOPIA

Entoto-park-Addis-Ababa

DAY. 01: ARRIVAL OF ADDIS ABABA AND SIGHT SEEING

Up on arrival at Bole International airport you will be meet OVET Ethiopia Tours representatives and be taken to your reserved hotel. Depending up on time make sightseeing in Addis Ababa. The sightseeing includes the national museum (where you can see the Lucy fossil skeleton found), Unity Park and Entoto hills.


hawassa-ethiopia

DAY 02: DRIVE TO HAWASSA

Your Journey begins from the lake side town of Hawassa. Hawassa is a bustling Ethiopian town in the heart of the Great Rift Valley. It is the capital of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region- a melting pot of over 50 distinct tribes all with their own traditions, languages, dress, dance, and culture. The town is built on the shores of beautiful Lake Awassa and is overlooked by Tabor Mountain. The abundance and variety of the lake’s birdlife is truly spectacular.


tribo-dorze-arbaminch-ethiopia

DAY 03: VISIT FISH MARKET AND DRIVE TO ARBA MINCH VIA DORZE VILLAGE

Visit the morning local fish market at Lake Awassa then proceed driving to Arba Minch with some stops to visit Dorze people on the way. Among their very interesting cultures are their houses built from bamboo way of life and cultivation of the false banana (from which they extract their local bread, called Kotcho.


Lake-chamo-ethiopia

DAY 04: EXCURSION IN ARBA MINCH THEN DRIVE TO JINKA

Make boat trip excursion on lake Chamo to see some crocodiles, Hippos and a lot of water birds and proceed driving to Konso for Lunch and drive to Jinka via Tsemay and Ari tribe villages.


Mursi-people-Ethiopia-mother-child

DAY 05: EXCURSION TO MURSI VILLAGE AND DRIVE TO TURMI

Enter to the Mago National Park to visit Mursi tribes’ village. Mursi tribes are the most famous tradition includes the lip plate worn by the women. The origin of this tradition is not known but the Mursi themselves consider it as something that makes them distinguish from the surrounding tribes. And drive to Turmi.


Dassanech Tribe

DAY 06: EXCURSION TO OMORATE

Excursion to Omorate to visit the Dasenach tribes across the Omo river by wooden local boat then come back to Turmi. In the afternoon to visit the nearby hammer tribe village, also possibility to see special occasion ceremonies like wedding and ritual.


Dorze-Ethiopia

DAY 07: DRIVE BACK TO ARBA MINCH VIA KONSO

On the last drive to Southern Ethiopia Arba Minch on way to visit Konso tribe village. Konso tribe is known for their unique social life structure and practicing agriculture terracing.


2000-habesha addis ababa

DAY 08: FLY BACK TO ADDIS AND DEPARTURE

Morning relaxing time in the lodge and transfer to airport to fly back Addis. in Addis have final shopping at souvenir shop. Evening have farewell dinner at traditional restaurant with folkloric dance and transfer to airport to fly back home.


This itinerary is flexible, and will likely change in order to coordinate visits with weekly market days and other special events. We try to always coordinate with local tribes to bring guests to the iconic Bull Jumping Ceremony, as well as popular market days, where many South Omo Valley tribes attend to barter and exchange goods. This is a great opportunity to mingle with the people, many of whom travel long distances on foot to attend.


Included

Accommodation as per the program based on twin or double room

All transfer in and transfer out services

Ground transportation

Local guides and Scout If needed

All entrance fees as per the program

Internal flight tickets

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Excluded

Any alcoholic drinks

Any videography or camera fees if needed

Any personal expenses like internet, telephone, fax

Services that are not mentioned in the above section