30 days- itinerary surma, bale mountain and omo valley|Lungo local tour Ethiopia

Lungo Local Tour Ethiopia 

Summary: cultural tour to omo valley

Duration: 30 days 29 night

Day 01:- Arrival (ADD) Addis Ababa Bole international Air port.

Arrivals at Bole international Air port Meet and Greet service will be offeredby lungo tour managers and    be transferred to your hotel. City tour in Addis Ababa depends on the gust’s arrival time, if the arrival time is in early hours there will city tour or it will be at the end of the tour. Overnight  – Hotel Addis Ababa. Meals – Dinner 

Day 02:- Addis – Jimma

Drive to Jimma passing through wolkite and observing the Gurage ethnic group and the Gelgel Gibe dam en route. Overnight jimma Centarl Hotel – Jimma. Meals- Full board

Day 03:- Morning drive to Mizan Teferri, visiting the coffee plantation and the densely forested path, here is the area that the Banchi people are found. Overnight at HOTEL Mizan Teferri. Meals – Dinner 

Day 04:- drive to Tulgit, passing via the coffee and tea plantations, we pass through the Dima village. Overnight camp at Tulgit. Meals – Dinner

Day 05:- drive to Kibish observing the surma tribes. Overnight – camp at Kibish, Meals – Dinner

Day 06:- Today we start trekking our organized and efficient staff makes your mules ready for the long trekking days ahead. Overnight-camp at Kibish, Meals – full board

Day 07:- trek to Magolagne, one can taste the powerful natural mineral water here, then we trek on to kolu, (the whole trip takes eight to nine hours). Overnight – camp at kolu, Meals – Full Board

Day 08:- Trek to Yella which is situated on a Hilly 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 , Meals – full board

Day 09:- this day trek to the Omo park head quarters (it takes three to four hours), observe a variety of games here, camp at the head quarters. Overnight – camp, Meals – full board

Day 10:- drive to the Omo river, passing some games on the way, cross the river on canoe, and arriving at the other end, you will be welcomed by your drivers, from here, drive to the Mago national park to camp for the night. Overnight camp, Meals – full board

Day 11:- this day drive to Turmi on the way you will visit the tribe yangatom and the Murulle village, camp at Turmi.

Day 12

After breakfast we proceed to the Karo village of Korcho, with a stunning location lookin over the Omo River.  The Karo people, while the smallest tribe of the Omo Valley in number, are also known to be the most decorated.  After the visit, return to Turmi for another opportunity to see Jumping of the Bulls.  Overnight in Turmi (camping, basic hotel or lodge).

Day 13

 In the morning, 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 jumping of the Bulls traditional Hamer coming-of-age ceremony that will be visited.  Overnight in Turmi (camping, basic hotel or lodge).

Day 14

Early morning drive to Ginka through keyafar We attend the colorful Thursday market Keyafer, Tuesday market alduba (demeka) and Monday market  in turmi, on the way you will visit the bena and ari tribe after having lunch in Ginka transfer to airport.

Day 15: Jinka-Mago National Park-Jinka

After breakfast we will be driving to you Mago National Park to see the tribes of Mursi then later we will be back to the town of Jinka and you will see the villages of Ari tribes and you will have a chance of seeing weaving and pottery. Over night ginka

Day 16

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) over night eribore village

Day 17

Early in the morning  drive to konso you will have a breakfast then visit the  Konso people to see the amazing villages of those hard working tribes and you will see the landscapes or terracing which was registered by UNESCO later you will visit the village of konso and the new yourk land formation over night konso

Day 18

Knoso-arbaminc

Early in the morning you will have a breakfast then visit the  Konso people to see the amazing villages of those hard working tribes and you will see the landscapes or terracing which was registered by UNESCO later drive to Arba Minch for taking a boat ride at lake Chamo to see the crocodile markets and the Hippo with different lake birds over night arbaminch lodge or hotel

Day 19

Arbaminch to dorze

later you will have a lunch at Arba Minch then drive to Dorze village to see the amazing cultural houses of those tribes and you will see how they are making the local foods which is made from the false banana tree then in the evening those tribes will be gathering in one place to show the cultural dance of their own culture and you will have a dinner and stay the night in Dorze.

Day 20

 Dorze-Sashemne –Awassa

This day after breakfast we will be driving to the lake side town of Awassa and on the way we will be stopping at the rastferian villages of Jamica then after lunch we will continue our journey to Awassa.

Overnight Awassa

Day 21

awasa – Bale Mountains

Drive from awasa to the Bale Mountains National Park.  Arrive at the park headquarters in the afternoon, in time for a leisurely afternoon hike, possibly spotting 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.Overnight Camping.

Day 22 -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 23 -Trek to Wasama

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 a seeing the Ethiopian Wolf and other species of birds. Around 5-6 hours of trekking.Camping at Wasama.

Day 24-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 25 -Sanetti Plateau – langano

Take a short trek to gether with the team of lungo local tour from Gebre Gurracha up to the Sennati Plateau to meet vehicles. Return to dodola over night dodola

Day 26

Dodola to langano

After breakfast we will drive to langano to refresh our body by swimming and relaxing at Lake Langano over night lodg

Day 27 langano

We will tefresh ourself at the shore of Lake Langano overnight lodge

Day 28

Langano Addis Ababa

On our last day after refreshing our body Langano to Addis Ababa. Leave the hotel for the drive to Addis Ababa. On the way 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. Over night addis ababa

Day 29

after Refresh and begin your sightseeing of Addis with a drive up to mount Entoto for a panoramic view of Addis. Descend down and drive to National museum where you will have a chance to spot the oldest hominids of ‘Lucy’ fossil. Visit and proceed to the Holy Trinity built during the WWII. Then proceed to Ethnographic museum, which use to be the palace of Emperor Hailesellase. To wrap up you drive to merkato, the biggest market in East Africa. 

Day 30

This is the last day of your departure so you could have your own time for shoping or relaxing by staying in your hotel during the night you will have a dinner together with the team of lungo local tour Ethiopia then transfer to airport.

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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Stories to hear

Culture to attend and life to experience

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