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25 Day Omo Valley & Bale Mountain NP Trekking/Tribal Itinerary

Lungo Local Tour Ethiopia 

Summary: cultural and trekking tour to omo valley
Duration: 25 days 24 nights

Day 1 Arrival (ADD) Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

Representative of lungo local tour Ethiopia will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. If your arrival time allows it and you are rested enough, we will offer you a city tour. Otherwise, the city tour will be offered at the end of the tour. Overnight hotel in Addis Ababa.

Day 2
We drive to Jimma passing through Wolkite, observing the Gurage ethnic group and the Gelgel Gibe Dam enroute. Overnight in Jimma hotel or lodge.

Day 3

Morning drive to Mizan Teferri, visiting the coffee and tea plantations and the densely forested paths. Here is the area that the Banchi people are found. Overnight hotel or lodge in Milan Teferri.

Day 4

We drive to Tulgit, passing through more coffee and tea plantations. We also pass through the Dima village. Overnight camp at Tulgit.

Day 5

Together with lung local tour Ethiopia team We drive to Kibish observing the Surma tribes. Overnight camp at Kibish,

Day 6

Today we start trekking. Our organized and efficient staff make your mules ready for the long trekking days ahead. Overnight camp.

Day 7

Trek to Magolagne where we can taste the powerful natural mineral water. Next we trek on to Kolu (the whole trip takes eight to nine hours). Overnight camp at Kolu.

Day 8

Trek to Yella which is situated on a hill top. From here the panoramic view of the Omo National Park can be seen. The trekking
duration on this day is eight to nine hours. Overnight camp.

Day 9

Today we trek to the Omo National Park head quarters (it takes three to four hours). We hope to observe a variety of animals here. Overnight camp.

Day 10

We drive to the Omo River, hopefully passing animals on the way. We cross the river by canoe. Once we leave the river, we will be met by our drivers. From there, we drive to the Mago National Camp to camp for the night

Day 11

We drive to Turmi passing through the Karo tribes and the Murulle village, We also visit the Hammer tribe. Overnight  camp.

Day 12

In the morning, we take a day trip to Omorate to visit the Dassenech
tribe.  Here you will cross the Omo River by local boat and enter a
Dassenech village.  Afterwards, return to Turmi (Monday is market day)
for a visit to a local Hamer village.  If there is a Jumping of the
Bulls traditional Hamer coming-of-age ceremony, that will be visited.
Overnight in Turmi. Overnight camping, basic hotel or lodge.

Day 13

After breakfast we will drive to Mago National Park to see the tribes of Mursi. Later, we will return to the town of Jinka and you will see the villages of the Ari tribes and also have a chance to see weaving and pottery. Overnight lodge or hotel in Ginka.

Day 14
After breakfast, depart from Ginka to Aribrei.  On the way you will pass through the village of Weyto (market day Saturday), which is home
to the Tsemai tribe.  Continue through the Weyto Valley to Erbore, where you will have a brief visit to a local Erbore village (market day is Saturday). Overnight camp.

Day 15
Together with lungo Early in the morning, we drive to Konso. We will have a breakfast and then visit the Konso people to see the amazing villages of those hard working tribes. We will see the landscapes and terracing, which is recognized by UNESCO. Later, we will visit the village of Konso and the New York land formation. Overnight in Konso.

Day 16

We drive to Arba Minch to take a boat ride on Lake Chamo
to see the crocodile markets, the hippos and a variety of lake birds. After lunch at Arba Minch, we then drive to Dorze village to see the amazing cultural houses of those tribes. You will have a chance to observe how the tribe makes it food from the so-called false banana tree. In the evening, the tribal people will be gathering in one place to show their cultural dance. You will have a dinner and stay the night in a  Dorze lodge or an Arba Minch hotel.

Day 17

After breakfast, we will drive to the lakeside town of Awasa. On the way, we will be stop at the Rastafarian village of Jamica. After lunch, we will continue our journey to Awassa. Overnight Awasa.

Day 18

Together with lungo Drive from Awassa to the Bale Mountains National Park.  Arrive at the park headquarters in the afternoon, in time for a leisurely afternoon hike. We hope to spot two endemic mammals that frequent the area:  Menelik’s Bushbuck and the Mountain Nyala.  Birds in this area include; the Blue-Winged Goose, the Spot-Breasted Lapwing, the Abyssinian Long Claw, the Wattled Ibis, the Black-Headed Siskin, Rouget’s Rail, and numerous other species.   Overnight camping near park entrance.

Day 19

We begin our trek to Sodota. Walk through Dinsho and enter the National Park. Around Dinsho, the Mountain Nyala and Menelik’s Bushbuck should be visible. While trekking through the park, there will be a chance to see Ethiopian Wolves. Stop by Habera Waterfall for a nice break. Hiking will take 6-7 hours. Camping at Sodota.

Day 20 

Together with lungo Trek to Wasama through a beautiful landscape with stunning views.  Pass through Mararo Valley where the Lammergeyer and Verraux Eagles keep nests. There will also be a chance of seeing the Ethiopian Wolf and other species of birds. Around 5-6 hours of trekking. Camping at Wasama.

Day 21

Trek to Gebre Gurracha. Start the day by hiking up Mt. Wasama (4200m) and then continue down into the Worgona Valley. Falcons, raptors, and possibly the Ethiopian wolf will be visible. End the day at Lake Gebre Gurracha, meaning “black lake” in the Oromic language. Trekking will take 6-7 hours. Camping at Gebre Gurracha.

Day 22 

Together with lungo Take a short trek to Gebre Gurracha up to the Sennati Plateau to meet vehicles. Return to Dodola.  Overnight at hotel or lodge.

Day 23

After breakfast, we will drive to Langano to refresh our body by swimming and relaxing at Lake Langano. Overnight lodge or hotel.

Day 24 

We will continue to relax on the shore of Lake Langano. Overnight lodge or hotel

Day 25

Together with lungo On our last day, we drive to Addis Ababa. On the way, we will visit Lake Zeway for its bird species and fish products. Lunch stop in Mojo. You will arrive in Addis Ababa after visiting the Crater lakes in Debre Zeit. In the evening, dinner in traditional restaurant and cultural dance. Together with lungo local tour Ethiopia We then transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

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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People to meet
Views to gaze
Stories to hear
Culture to attend and life to experience

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May 29, 2019