14 days- itinerary western and omo valley |best of Omo valley Ethiopia|

Lungo Local Tour Ethiopia
Summary: cultural tour to omo valley

Duration: 14 days 13night.

DAY 1.    Arrive at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport & transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Overnight Hotel

DAY 2.    After breakfast in the hotel Together with the team of Lungo Local Tour Ethiopia leave Addis Ababa and drive about 240kms to Hosana visiting the archaeological site of Melka Kunture, the monolithic stelae site of Tiya and the 12th century rock hewn church of Adadi Mariam. Overnight Hotel or lodge

DAY 3.Together with the team of Lungo Local Tour Ethiopia  Morning, drive about 255kms to Arbaminch, on the way take some stop over to visit the Wolayta people and their houses. After lunch, ascend to Guge Mountain, to visit the Dorze tribe and their magnificent beehive shaped hut, false banana cultivations and weaving culture. Overnight  Lodge or hotel 

DAY 4.    In the morning, drive about 25kms to Netchsar National Park, the home of the rare endemic Swayne’s Hartebeest, Burchell’s Zebra, Grant’s gazelle and numerous birds. In the afternoon take a boat trip on Lake Chamo to see hippos, large size crocodiles and birds. Overnight  Lodge or hotel 

DAY 5.    After breakfast in the lodge leave Arbaminch and drive about 250kms to Jinka via Konso, visit the Darashe people and their village en route; have your lunch at Weito then continue driving to Jinka exploring Tsemay and Benna tribal village, and if the day is Thursday there is a chance to attend the colorful Keyafer Market which is attended by the BENNA, TSEMAY and ARI tribal groups. Overnight Hotel

DAY 6.    Morning, drive about 90kms to Mago National park & make an excursion tour to see and appreciate the very attractive culture of Mursi tribe. They are renowned for the strange custom pursued by their women, who on reaching maturity, have their lower lips pierced and pop in a “terra cotta” (circular clay disc). Overnight Hotel or lodge

DAY 7.    In the morning, drive about 130kms to Turmi, settlement of the Hamer tribe via Dimeka and Key Afer exploring the Hamer and Benna tribal village and if the day is Saturday there is a chance to attend the colorful Dimeka market and encounter three different tribal group like the HAMER, KARO and BENNA. Overnight Lodge or hotel

DAY 8.    Drive about 65kms for a full day excursion to Murelle. Here one can visit the Karo ethnic groups, experts in body painting. After having lunch drive to Kangatan and cross the Omo River by locally made boat to see the tribal village of the NYANGATOM/BUME people, then drive back to Turmi for dinner and overnight stay. Overnight Lodge or hotel

DAY 9.    Drive about 75kms for an excursion to DASENECH people; who inhabited in the bank of Omo River and cross the Omo River by locally made boat to see the village. After lunch break in the lodge, drive to the nearby Hamer tribal village to experience their way of life & then drive back to Turmi for dinner and overnight stay. Overnight Lodge or hotel

DAY 10. together with lungo Morning, leave Turmi and drive about 195kms to Konso, on the way visit the Arbore tribal village. After lunch break in Konso, pay time to explore the Konso tribal village, meet their chief and learn their way of life; late afternoon, drive back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Overnight Lodge

DAY 11.    Morning,  drive to visit the very famous village known as Gesrgeyo inhabited by the Konso tribal people & proceed to the famous place called “New York” to witness unique land formation, then drive back to the hotel for lunch break. In the afternoon, drive about 110kms to the city of Yabello through the admirable Borena tribal villages. Overnight Hotel or lodge

DAY 12.    In the morning, drive about 105kms to lake El-Sod meaning “Salt House” to visit how the Borena tribe extract salt from the lake and then drive back to Yabello for lunch. After lunch, drive about 240kms to Yirgalem through the scenic Sidama plain. En route visit the Gujji tribe, coffee and Enset (false Banana) plantation. Late in the afternoon, walk in the lodge ground and surrounding forest to see wild animals such as hyenas. Overnight Lodge or hotel

DAY 13.    After breakfast, visit the Sidama tribal villages around Yirgalem & proceed driving about 90kms to Wendo Genet, known for its thermal hot spring. In the afternoon, trek through the Juniper plantation in searching of hot springs (most of them have curative power & locally used if for boiling egg, potatoes, corn, etc) & forest endemic birds. Overnight Lodge

DAY 14.    In the morning, commence driving about 265kms back to Addis Ababa through the marvelous Rift Valley lakes of Langano and Ziway. In the afternoon, half day city tour of the capital city including MERKATO, the largest open-air market in Africa. In the evening, departure

Note.

The itinerary for the Omo valley is highly flexible. Local markets are held on specific days. In order to attend the colourful markets, we will have to be there on those days. But there are no specific days for ceremonies or festivals. We have contact in all of the Omo valley villages. IF something IS to happen in one village, we will put our planned itinerary aside and drive to another village to be a part of the event.

We suggest a walking tour if you are interested in social life, living conditions, problems, development projects, politics and the many an told stories of the tribal people. That would allow you time to visit with families and observe their daily- life activities. It is good way to experience real life in Ethiopia.

The above itineray is an ideal normal touristic tout. But there will be many more things to do and place to visit. We prefer not to list them all here. That way we can keep your interests and desires as the focal point for the final itinerary. Possibly, the unwritten part of our trip will be the best part of all.

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May 27, 2019