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7 Days
Availability : September, October, November, December, January, February, March
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia
Min Age : 16+
Max People : 12

Introduction

Tour Name: 7 Days Travel to Omo Valley Tribes
Transportation: Drive and flight
Duration: 7 Days/ 6 Nights
Accommodation: Hotels and Lodge
Group size: 2-12

TOUR OVERVIEW
On the arrival day, you visit the national museum of the country which holds the famous
Lucy(Australopithecus), dated back to 3.2 million years. Set within Haile Selassie’s former
Palace and Addis Ababa University Sidist Kilo Campus is the Ethnological Museum. This
museum displays artefacts, handicrafts, as well as the bedroom, bathroom and exorbitant
changing room of Emperor Haile Selassie. The second day is going to be the longest
drive(nearly 550 km from the capital). On this day, you will have en-route stops at Alaba
Village. The third day is arranged for a boat trip in the morning and a drive to Jinka in the
afternoon. The morning is spent on a boat trip on Lake Chamo. The lake is suitable for
encountering Crocodiles and hippos. You may also attend a market at key afer(Thursdays)
on the way. A day excursion to Mago National Park enables you to visit the Mursi tribe
whose women are famous for their lip plates. On the afternoon of the same day, you will
travel to Turmi so as to see the Bena tribes. Like most indigenous tribes in the
lower Omo Valley, the Bena practice ritual dancing and singing. The men often have their
hair dressed up with a colourful clay cap that is decorated with feathers. Both the men and
women wear long garments and paint their bodies with white chalk. Today, you will cross
the Omo River and visit the dassanech tribes. During a ceremony, the Dassanech men dance
with large sticks and the women hold wooden batons. A dassanech man blesses his
daughter’s fertility and future marriage by celebrating the Dimi. During the Dimi 10 to 30
cattle are slaughtered. Both men and women wear fur capes while they feast and dance.
You will take the midday flight to return back to Addis. You will proceed to the airport for
departure after the farewell dinner.

Destination

Ethiopia

Departure

Addis Ababa

Departure Time

September, October, November, December, January, February, March

Dress Code

sport classic

All visitors to Ethiopia require visas. The only exceptions are nationals from Djibouti and Kenya and travellers who arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport to catch a connecting flight.

Therefore, all applicants are urged to apply for their visas online, exclusively at www.evisa.gov.et

Itinerary

1
1

Arrival at Addis Ababa airport and Met by our staff, city tour

 

Morning, drive to the National Museum of Ethiopia to visit the long-age history of Ethiopia and the oldest human ancestor,  Lucy.  Set within Haile Selassie’s former palace and
surrounded by the beautiful gardens and fountains of Addis Ababa University’s main campus is the enthralling Ethnological Museum. Even if you’re not normally a museum fan,
this one is worth a bit of your time – it’s easily one of the finest museums in Africa. Before lunch, drive to Holy Trinity Cathedral Church which has a unique Architectural style.
Immediately after a relaxed lunch, drive up to the Entoto Mountains, the best location to observe the panoramic view of the capital. It is also a historical place where  Menelik II resided and built his palace. It is notable as the location of a number of celebrated churches, including Saint Raguel and Saint Mary (Maryam Church). The return drive will be via Piazza with en-route visit to St. George Church and Menelik II Square towards the largest open-air market, Merkato.

THINGS TO DO
● The National Museum of Ethiopia
● Ethnography Museum
● Holy Trinity Cathedral
Overnight Stay at Sheraton Addis Hotel or similar, Addis Ababa.

2
2

Drive to Arba Minch

 

Drive to Arba Minch, En route, you will visit Alaba Village.
THINGS TO DO
● Alaba Village
Overnight stay at Haile Resort or Similar, Arbaminch.

 

3
3

Boat trip on Lake Chamo then to Jinka

In the morning; Make a boat trip on Lake Chamo to see crocodiles, hippos and water birds. On the way visit the Konso small town, where the people wear colorful costumes, and use their steep land through impressive terracing; through annual wooden grave marks, they express their status. Their three-story community house called Mora is impressive; all the young boys above 12 years old stay there every night inside till they marry. – Have lunch in Weyto and continue driving to the town of Jinka.

THINGS TO DO
● Lake Chamo
● Konso
Overnight stay at Eco Omo Lodge or similar, Jinka.

 

4
4

Excursion to Mago Park to visit the Mursi Tribe

Drive to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi people in their village. The Mursi are well known for the large clay discs their women wear inserted in their lower split lip. The Mursi women start cutting their lips between the age of 12 and 16 and thereafter, they put small
wooden plugs into the hole and change it every night with the bigger one to stretch the lips still it can hold a 6 inch (15cm) round clay disc. The Mursi men wear very little, although a cotton wrap is becoming more common now. Then, drive to Turmi for overnight.

THINGS TO DO
● Mago National Park
● Mursi Tribe
Overnight stay at Paradise Lodge or similar, Turmi.

5
5

Excursion to Omorate

Cross Omo River to visit Dassanech tribe, afternoon Hammer village the First time, in the Omo Valley, travelers witness Ethiopia’s many ethnicities and cultural traditions. The Southern Cultural Route takes travelers to the heart of the most remote tribes, whose animist beliefs strike a chord with the true African experience. In the afternoon, drive to Hammer people who have a bull-jumping ceremony; This ceremony is a transformation for young boys from young to adulthood; During the ceremony, you see the real Hamer traditional dance called Evangadi; and also the women from the jumper’s family are being beaten by his friends to show their love to the Jumper and that he is ready for adulthood.

THINGS TO DO
● Dassanech Tribe
● Hamer Tribe
Overnight stay at Paradise Lodge or similar, Turmi.

6
6

Drive back to Arba Minch

After breakfast, your return drive to Arba Minch starts.
Overnight stay at Haile Resort or similar, Arba Minch

7
7

Fly back to Addis and Departure

You will Take the midday flight to Addis. Based on your interests and  international departure times, we can arrange a quick shopping session in the capital. The tour ends
with a drop off at Bole International Airport for your flight.

END OF TOUR!

Details

Transport

INCLUDED:
● 6 Nights Hotel Accommodation on a Shared Room Extra USD 183.00 per person for Single
Room Supplement);
● AMH-ADD Discounted Airfare as of International Flight with Ethiopian Airlines; Unless extra
USD 102.00 per person if your international flight is with other airlines;
● All meals from breakfast day 1 to dinner day 7(OPTIONAL);
● Private Land Transport by an air-conditioned Toyota Landcruiser 4WD;
● All entrance fees;
● Private English Speaking cultural guide;
● Local Guides and scout fees;
● Boat trip at Lake Chamo;
● Government tax associated with the trip.

NOT INCLUDED:
● Day Use on the last day in Addis Ababa;
● FOC Leader;
● Alcoholic Expenses;
● Any Photography and Video fees;
● And what is NOT included on the “Included” List.

 

accomodation

  • ● 6 Nights of Hotel Accommodation in a Shared Room
  • Extra USD 183.00 per person for a Single Room Supplement

meals

Chose your option:

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Full Board

activities

THINGS TO DO
● The National Museum of Ethiopia
● Ethnography Museum
● Holy Trinity Cathedral

● Alaba Village

● Lake Chamo
● Konso

● Mago National Park
● Mursi Tribe

● Dassanech Tribe
● Hamer Tribe

 

Travel Documents And Visa System

Visas

All visitors to Ethiopia require visas. The only exceptions are nationals from Djibouti and Kenya and travellers who arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport to catch a connecting flight.

Until further notice, the Embassy will only be processing Diplomatic and Service Visas by appointment only.
Effective June 1, 2018, the Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs, in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines, rolled out its e-visa service to all international visitors to Ethiopia.
Therefore, all applicants are urged to apply for their visas online, exclusively at www.evisa.gov.et
For consular services, please contact us at 02078383891 / 02078383898 / 02078383889 / 02078383895  or by email at ca@ethioembassy.org.uk.

Payment

 

NET RATE PER PERSON IN USD
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ONE

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GROUP SIZE

2

3

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5

6

7

8

9

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12

B&B BASIS

2534

2708

2300

2056

2265

2094

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2088

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1928

2021

FB BASIS

2810

2894

2576

2332

2540

2370

2244

2364

2259

2209

2297

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