EH-102 Omo Tribes Tour

EH-102 Omo Tribes Tour

Day 1: Addis Ababa

Arrive at Bole international airport and meet and assist by ET-holidays representative. Depending on your arrival time, you will have Addis Ababa city tour. Addis Ababa sightseeing will include Mount Entoto for the panoramic view of Addis Ababa ,National museum: home for the oldest and famous hominid fossil ‘Lucy’, Trinity cathedral church, Ethnographic museum the then palace of Emperor Hailesellase known as little Ethiopia and Merkato:the biggest open air market in East Africa. Enroute you will visit significant historical monuments of Addis Ababa.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Hotel

Day 2: Addis Ababa Q Arba Minch

You will be transfer to airport for your flight to Arba Minch. On your arrival in Arbaminch, you will directly drive to Dorze Village, 42km North West of Arbaminch at about 3000m above sea level. Dorze people are famous for their unique elephant face houses built from bamboo tree, Unique dancing, traditional weaving and the authentic life style.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Lodge

Day 3: Drive to Jinka

Morning you will visit the 'crocodile market' on Lake Chamo. This will be a great experience where you will see the Hippos, crocodiles and plenty of aquatic birds side by side. The surrounding scenery is breath taking. After lunch drive to Jinka via konso. Enroute you may encounter Benna and Tsemai tribes with their interesting dressing patterns and ornamentation. After check in to your hotel in Jinka you will visit the Ari village. Ari people are privileged to have the largest territory of all the tribes in the area. They have mostfertile land for growing  several types of plantations. The  women are known for selling pottery and wearing skirts made from banana trees.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Hotel

Day 4: Jinka – Mursi- Turmi

Early in the morning you will drive to visit the Mursi tribes through Mago National park where you may encounter some game animals that suddenly emerge to the road sometimes. The Mursi are known for their lip plate, earlobes and stick fighting (Donga). After Lunch, drive to Turmi, home of the Hamar tribe. The Hamar women are striking; wearing beautiful colorful beaded skins, ornate necklaces, and metal bangles around their wrist and ankles. Famous for their hairstyle — a crown of long dread-lock braids covered in ocher — the Hamer women are the most colorful of the Omo people. And spend the rest of the day exploring around the villages.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Lodge

Day 5: Turmi – Murule – Turmi

In the morning, you will be heading to Korcho, home to the Karo tribe. The people have settled around the eastern bank of the Omo River. The Karo tribe is very well known for their body paintings and scarification. From this particular village, the view of the Omo River is magnificent, the Omo River flowing down South into Lake Turkana. In the late afternoon we drive to the closer village of the Hamer tribe which is worth to visit the Hamer way of life who are famous for their unique traditional night dance ”Evangadi” (Bull jumping ritualdependingon the season)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Lodge

Day 6: Turmi – Konso – Arbaminch

Drive to Arbaminch, on the way visit Konso (one of the world Heritage town). Konso is known for its stone wall village and cultural landscape particularly recognized for their communal sustainable work of terrace system registered by UNESCO. Their village is also well known for traditional wooden totem “waka” as a symbol of grave marks for their clan chief and warriors.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Hotel

Day 7:Arbaminch – Awassa

Morning drive from Arbaminch to Awassa en route you will visit Alaba village. In the late afternoon you will admire the sunset over Lake Awassa.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Hotel

Day 8: Awassa – Addis Ababa

Morning visit the daily local fish market at the shore of Lake Awassa. This market will give you an experience where local people enjoy different variety of fish cuisines including the Ethiopian version “Sushi”. Here, a lot of aquatic birds can be spotted. Then, proceed driving to Addis Ababa. En route, visit the birds on Lake Ziway, including one of the largest birds: the marabou stork. In the evening you will have fare well dinner at traditional restaurant and departure back to home.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Hotel


Destnation information

Centred on the pretty green town of Jinka, South Omo is Ethiopia’s most culturally and linguistically diverse administrative zone, supporting 16 different ethnic groups who all staunchly keep to their unique traditional costumes, customs and beliefs.

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Package Price includes:

  • International and domestic flights
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation on double/twin bed
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • All entrance fees according to the tour program
  • All transfers
  • Ground transportation 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser per the package itinerary
  • Scout fees
  • Fuel for the car
  • Driver allowance
  • Boat trip on Lake Chamo
  • English speaking guide throughout the tour

Package Price Excludes:

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Video and camera fees if and where applicable
  • Tips, telephone calls, laundry services and other expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees to any special ceremonies you might encounter by chance
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include section

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