Classic Ethiopia Tours

Cultural South

Lower Omo Valley People, Culture and Traditions and Wildlife

Lower Omo Valley Expeditions 11 Nights/12 days

Tour Code :- CET-401

Day 01: -Arrive Addis Ababa. In the afternoon, city tour of Addis Ababa. Overnight stay in Addis Ababa.

 

Day 02:- Leave Addis Ababa for Hosanna. En route, we visit the archeological site of Melka Kunture, the rock-hewn church of Adadi Mariam and Tiya standing stones. Overnight stay in Hosanna

Day 03:-Drive to Arbaminch via soda on the way visit the wolayta house.O/N Arba minch.

Day 04:- Today, we visit the Nechsar national Park where we expect few mammals like the endemic Swayne’s Hartebeest, Zebra, Grant’s and Somme ring’s Gazelles and some others. Late afternoon would be a boat trip on Lake Chamo. Overnight stay in Arbaminch.

Day 05:-Drive to Jinka via Konso village. The Konso people are very well known in constructing the hillside terracing. Not only this, but also known in erecting Waka- the grave sculpture. Today we also visit the Tsemay ethnics with their different customs and traditions. En route, we also meet the Benna and Ari people on the way to Jinka. Overnight stay in Jinka

Day 06:-Continuing to Mursi village via Mago National Park. The Mursi are one of the minorities in the lower Omo valley who the women are still wearing the lip-plate. Then drive back to Mago HQ for camping.

Day 07:-Proceed to Murile. Today we have an opportunity of seeing different mammals and birds before we leave the park. In addition, we will visit the Karo people are very well known in body paintings and scarification. Overnight camping at Murile.

Day 08:-Drive to Omorate via Nayagaton, the Bume village. We also visit the Dasenech people at Galeb who are still practicing their original traditional values. Overnight Camping at turmi .

Day 09:-Full day visiting different Hammer villages at Turmi and Demeka. The Hammer men are so distinctive for their clay-ban hairstyle and body paintings. The young men are still practicing the bull jumping ceremony before marriage, which considered as a passage to manhood. Overnight camping at Turmi .

Day 10:-Drive back to Arbaminch via Erbore village and Konso. Overnight stay in Arbaminch.

Day 11:- Proceed to Wondogenet. Overnight stay in Wondogenet

Day 12:-Drive back to Addis Ababa. En route visiting the Abijata - Shalla Lakes for their abundant bird life. Overnight in Addis Ababa