Packege Tours Southern Ethiopia

 

DESTINATION: AWASSA and ARBA MINCH

Day 1 — Drive via Debre Zeit to Modjo, continue driving through the Great Rift Valley to Lakes Koka, Zeway, Abiyata and Langano.  After lunch drive to Wondo Genet resort and then to Lake Awassa. Overnight hotel 

Day 2 — Morning drive to Arba Minch.  After check in the hotel and lunch there will be game drive to the Nechisar National Park.   The park embraces the eastern shores of the two lakes and is a sanctuary for the endemic Swayne’s hartebeest and other game animals. Overnight hotel

Day 3 — After breakfast drive to Chencha, a highland plateau, to see the Dorze village with their unique huts made from bamboo. Visit the market (on market days) only. Then drive back to Arba Minch and after lunch, take a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the crocodile market. Overnight hotel

Day 4 — Drive back to Lake Langano.  Enjoy the sand beach at the hotel.

Day 5 — Drive back to Addis Ababa

 

 

DESTINATION:SOUTHERN OMO 

Duration: 11 Days

Day. 01: Arrive in Addis Ababa airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight Hotel

Day. 02: Drive Arba Minch en route you will visit the series Rift Valley lakes that are teemed with different bird species. Overnight hotel

Day. 03: Morning after breakfast make boat trip on Lake Chamo to see the largest crocodiles in Africa which measure up to 7 Mts. Afternoon visit Chencha village to visit Dorze people. Overnight hotel

Day. 04: After breakfast drive to Turmi en-route visiting Tsemay and Benna tribes. Then walk to the villages of the Hammer people that enjoy body decoration and wear quantities of colorful beads and clay hair buns with Ostrich feathers spend pleasant after noon with friendly Hamar people. Overnight Lodge

Day. 05: Excursion to Omorate to visit the Dasenach tribes across the Omo river by wooden local boat then come back to Turmi in the afternoon to visit the nearby hammer tribe village, also possibility to see special occasion ceremonies like wedding and ritual. Overnight Turmi in the Lodge

Day. 06: Excursion to Karo village for the visit of Karo tribes with their interesting body decorations and scarification. Then drive to Jinka. Overnight hotel

 Day. 07: In the morning after breakfast drive to the Mursi tribe village known for their attractive culture, women wearing large clay plates into their lower lips. Then drive back to Jinka. Overnight hotel

Day. 08: After breakfast drive to Yabello en route visit Konso tribe village. The king village is very interesting. Overnight hotel

Day. 09: Early morning excursion to the crater salt lake to see the Borena people extracting mud salt for their livestock food. Then proceed driving to Yirgalem. Overnight hotel

Day. 10: Morning after breakfast drive back to Addis Ababa via Awassa and visit the daily local fish market at Lake Awassa. Overnight hotel in Addis

Day 11: Transfer to the airport for departure

 

DESTINATION  : CULTURAL TRIP TO THE WESTERN OMO PEOPLE /BY CAR

Duration: - 11 Days

Day 1 — Arrive in Addis Ababa. On arrival in Addis Ababa you will be met by our team and transferred to Hotel. Overnight Hotel   

Day 2 - After breakfast drive to Nekemte through the western direction of the country visiting the beautiful scenery and the Shoea & Wolega Oromo tribe with their village. Overnight Hotel.

 

Day 3 - After breakfast drive to Metu: after crossing Didasa River you will stop at the town of Bedele for lunch. You drive through the indigenous natural forests of Western Ethiopia. Overnight Hotel.

 

Day 4 - Continue driving to Gambella via Gore. Today also you will be driving through the indigenous natural forest of Western Ethiopia. Again this place is the famous place for tea farms. En route you will visit the Gumero tea field. Overnight Hotel.

Day 5 - Morning in Gambella National park and around Baro River. In the afternoon an excursion trip to Itang to visit the Nuer people. Overnight Hotel.

 

Day 6 - Drive from Gambella to Mizan Teferi through Bebeka coffee plantation, Ethiopia's largest old coffee plantation. On the way visit the Menit ,Yem and the Dizi tribes. Overnight Hotel.

 

Day 7- Continue driving further to the west from MizanTeferi to Tum (180 Kms) through Bebeka coffee plantation, the Ethiopia’s largest old coffee plantation. On the way visit the Menit tribe. After crossing the Akobo River you experience the African Savanna grassland. You will stop at the little town of Dimma for lunch. Pass the small Surma's village of Tulgit and we drive to Kibish. The rest of the day walk around your campsite to visit the Surma people. Overnight camping at KIbish. (Altitude 17450m above sea level).

 

Day 8 - Whole day visit the Surma people. Drive 7 kms to the nearby Surma village (Old Kibish) to visit the Surma people. Overnight Camping at Kibish.

 

Day 9 -  Then drive the same way back to Mizan teferi via Dimma town. Overnight Hotel.

Day 10 - Drive from Mizan Teferi to Jimma (240 kms) through the Ethiopia's indigenous dense forest. The people living in this area are from Kefecho, Yem and Bench ethnic groups. This place is famous for coffee, tea and spice growing.

 

Day 11 - After breakfast drive to Addis Ababa. Evening a farewell diner party in one of the traditional Ethiopian restaurants with dances from the different ethnic groups. Finally transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

 

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