Classic Ethiopia Tours

Omo Valley

Tour to the lower Omo Valley with Yabello and El-Sod

13Nights/14 days

Tour Code:-CET-400:

Day 1:-Arrive Addis Ababa. In the afternoon, city tour of Addis. Overnight stay in Addis Ababa.

Day 2:-Drive to Lake Langano and en route visiting Lakes Ziway and Abijata. Overnight stay at Langano.


Day 3:- Proceed to Arbaminch. This afternoon we will visit the village of the Dorze people who live in distinctive beehives shaped houses constructed entirely of organic materials. Overnight stay in Arbaminch.

Day 4:-This morning we visit the Nechsar National Park where we are seeing the rare endemic Swayne’s Hartebeest including different mammals like Berchule’s Zebra, Greater Kudu, Waterbuck, Grant’s Guzzle and Dik-Dik. Then, in the afternoon, we drive to Konso village where the people are very well known in constructing the hillside terracing. Overnight stay in Konso.

Day 5:-Continue to Jinka via the colorful market of KEYAFER. It is here that the Ari, Benna, Hammer and Tsemay ethnics are meeting for the market (every Thursday). Overnight stay in Jinka.

Day 6:-Drive to Mursi village via Mago National Park. The Mursi are part of the small remaining group of peoples in the world whose women still wear lip plates. The lip-plates are purely symbolic. Overnight camping at Mago HQ.

Day 7:- Proceed to Murile for the Karo people whose many of the men further decorated with scarification, which denotes their standing in the community. Overnight camping or staying Russo’s Lodge.

Day 8:-Drive to Omo rate via Nayagaton or Bume village. We also visit the Dasenech people at Galeb who are still practicing their original traditional values. Overnight Turmi camping.

Day 9:-Full day exploring Hammer market and villages. Hammer men who have killed either an enemy or a dangerous animal such as a lion or a leopard wear Clay hair buns. Symbolizing courage, the clay bun usually remade every three to six months and can wear for a period of up to one year after the kill. Overnight Turmi Camping.

Day 10:- Drive to Yabello via Erbore and Konso. Overnight stay in Yabello

Day 11:-Visit to the Borena villages and the Elsod where the Borenna’s are extracting the crude salt. Overnight stay in Yabello

Day 12:-Continue to Wondogenet via Awassa. To day, we visit ancient anthropomorphic and phallic stele fields of Tutu Fella or Tututi near Dilla. Overnight stay in Wondogenet

Day 13:-Return to Addis Ababa. Overnight in Addis Ababa.