Omo Valley Tour - OSAT 005

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TOUR CODE: OSAT 005

DURATION: 11 DAYS & 10 NIGHTS 

TRANSPORTATION: ALL THE WAY SURFACE

Program Highlights:

DAY 1: Arrival + ADDIS ABABA – BUTAJIRA – ARBAMINCH

DAY 2: FULL DAY IN ARBAMINCH

DAY 3: ARBAMINCH - DORZE - KONSO

DAY 4: KONSO – KEY AFER – JINKA

DAY 5: JINKA – MAGO NATIONAL PARK – JINKA

DAY 6: JINKA – DIMEKA - TURMI

DAY 7: TURMI – OMORATE – TURMI 

DAY 8: TURMI – ARBORE – YABELO

DAY 9: FULL DAY IN YABELLO

DAY 10: YABELLO – YIRGA CHEFFE – AWASSA

DAY 11: AWASSA – ZIWAY – DEBREZEIT – ADDIS ABABA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 1: Arrival + ADDIS ABABA – BUTAJIRA – ARBAMINCH
Starting off from Addis Ababa early morning, you will be heading down South to Arbaminch via Butajira and Hosaina. At Tiya, you will have a brief stopover to visit the UNESCO registered Stele fields of Tiya. Further ahead with lunch break at Hosaina, you will proceed to Arbaminch, arriving late afternoon. OVERNIGHT PARADISE LODGE /SWAYNE’S HOTEL 

DAY 2: FULL DAY IN ARBAMINCH
Early morning cross Lake Chamo to visit Nech Sar National Park where you will be able to visit the vast savannah grassland with Zebras, Gazelles, Oryx and Swaynes Hartebeest. Have picnic lunch and return back to Arbaminch, en route, in the afternoon you will be able to see Crocodiles, Hippos and Pelicans as well. OVERNIGHT PARADISE LODGE /SWAYNE’S HOTEL 

DAY 3: ARBAMINCH - DORZE - KONSO
Starting off early morning from Arbaminch, you will head to Dorze, a village overlooking Abaya Lake, located at 2,800meters asl. Dorze is home to the Dorze tribe, same well known for their cotton weaving skills, cone-shaped bamboo huts and kocho, local food made out of false banana. After visiting a local Dorze village, you will return back to Arbaminch and head down South to Konso. Arrival at Konso, you visit the Konso village, terraced farm fields and totems. The Konso are the first to have initiated terrace farming. OVERNIGHT KANTA LODGE

DAY 4: KONSO – KEY AFER – JINKA
Starting off from Konso, you will be heading down into the Omo Valley. Arrival at Key Afer, you will be able to join into the local weekly Bena market, same a very colourful market that attracts neighbouring tribes in the region – the Aris from Jinka, the Tsemais from Weito and the Hamers from Dimeka area. Attending to this market will allow you to compare the dressing patterns, ornamentation techniques etc. of the various tribes in the area. Mid-afternoon, you will be proceeding to Jinka, home to the Ari tribe and gateway to Mago National Park. OVERNIGHT JINKA RESORT /NETSUH MEGNITA

DAY 5: JINKA – MAGO NATIONAL PARK – JINKA
In the morning, you will be heading into Mago National Park, home to the Mursi tribe. Settled in the lowland plains of the Park, you will visit a local village of the Mursis. Returning back to Jinka, you will have a visit of the local Museum, an opportunity that will give you a general insight into the various tribes of the Omo Valley. OVERNIGHT JINKA RESORT /NETSUH MEGNITA)

DAY 6: JINKA – DIMEKA - TURMI
Leave Jinka for Turmi, driving via Dimeka. Saturday being the weekly market day of the Hamer tribe in Dimeka, you will be able to attend to this market, where the Karo tribes as well join in. After this market visit, you will be proceeding to Turmi. OVERNIGHT TURMI LODGE /BUSKA LODGE

 

 

 

 

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