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Duration: 9 Days
Activities: tribes of the Omo Valley, Great Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes, national parks, game animal, stunning landscape, unique ethiopian tribal culture, colorful African markets and so much more…….
Omo Valley “the unique wilderness”
Isolated for millennia from the rest of the world, the beautiful Omo Valley is home to an exciting mix of many small and distinctive tribal groups. Amongst others, we find the Karo, the Mursi and the Hamer-all of whom have retained their own unique customs and traditions. Lifestyles are as varied as the tribes themselves. Lacking any material, culture and artifacts common to other cultures, these tribes find unique ways in which to express their artistic impulses. Both the Surma and the Karo, for example, are experts at body painting, using clays and locally available vegetable pigments to trace fantastic patterns on each other’s faces, chests, arms, and legs. These designs are created purely for fun and aesthetic effect, each artist vying to outdo his fellows.
In this captivating region, you are privileged to witness age-old customs and rituals, learning of the symbolisms that remain an integral part of everyday life, it’s absolutely a unique wilderness.
Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa
Arrive at Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the transfer to hotel. If you arrive in the morning we can arrange an optional city tour. O/N: hotel.
Day 2: Addis Ababa – Arba Minch
In the morning, start driving south of Addis Ababa through the Great Rift Valley to Arba Minch en route visiting the Rift valley Lakes of Ziway, Abiata and Shalla. O/N: hotel.
Day 3: Arba Minch – Nechsar National Park – Lake Chamo
In the morning, will have a game drive around the Nechsar National Park. In the afternoon, we will have a boat cruise over Lake Chamo to see some of the biggest African crocodiles and hippopotamus. O/N: hotel.
Day 4: Arba Minch – Turmi
After an early breakfast, we will drive to Turmi en-route visiting different cultural people and their villages which include the Konso and the undulating landscape of Konso area. O/N: hotel.
Day 5: Turmi – Omorate
In the cool morning, we will drive to Omorate to visit the Dassanech (Geleb) tribal village after crossing the Omo River by boat. In the afternoon, we will visit to Hamer Village. At the same village we will enjoy the seasonal cultural activities including the famous Evangadi (Hamer Dancing). O/N: hotel.
Day 6: Turmi – Key Afer – Jinka
After breakfast, we will drive to Jinka through Key Afer. At Key Afer will visit the colorful weekly Key Afer Market. O/N: hotel.
Day 7: Jinka – Mursi – Jinka
After having an early breakfast, we will drive from Jinka to Mursi Village. After our visit to the Mursi Village, we will have our picnic lunch in the Mago National Park and continue driving back to Jinak through the park. O/N: hotel.
Day 8: Jinka – Arba Minch
In the morning, we will start driving back to Arba Minch with brief stops to visit different villages including Erbore and Tsemay. O/N: hotel.
Day 9: Arba Minch – Tia – Addis Ababa – Departure
After breakfast drive to Addis Ababa through Butajira en-route, here you will visit different tribal villages and typical housing styles of the Gurage and the Oromo. In the evening, there will be farewell dinner party with traditional special buffet and local drinks (flight schedule permitting). After farewell dinner, transfer to Addis Ababa airport for the flight back. End of tour!
Длительность экскурсии 9 day
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