Omo Valley Culture & Rift valley Lakes Tour - OSAT 006

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TOUR CODE: OSAT 006

DURATION: 10 DAYS & 9 NIGHTS 

TRANSPORTATION: LAND (4WD)

Program Highlights

Day 1: Arrive in Addis & Drive to-Arba Minch (505km) 

Day 2: Visit the two lakes Abaya & Chamo

Day 3: Drive Konso - Key Afer (ethnic market) – Jinka

Day 4: Discover Mursi tribes and Mago National Park

Day 5: Discover Dimeka market and drive to Turmi

Day 6: Explore the Karo tribes in Dus & Korcho villages

Day 7: drive to Omorate – Dassenech/Galeb –Turmi market

Day 8: Discover Arbore & Konso

Day 9: konso – Langano

Day 10: Langano – Addis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1: Arrive in Addis & Drive to-Arba Minch (505km) 
Drive from Addis to Arba Minch. On the way; visit the Jamaican community at shashemene town,senkalle wildelife sanctuary here you can visit the endemic swayenes heartbeast near the town of aje, the hill top of Chencha for Dorze ethnics. Dorze Tribes have their own skill of weaving cotton clothes & their traditional houses. Overnight at chosen hotel /lodge -Arba Minch

Day 2: Visit the two lakes Abaya & Chamo
Drive to the lake shore to make boat trip on Lake Chamo. This Lake is known for its enormous population of Crocodiles and Hippopotamus. Also White pelicans are abundant. Overnight at chosen hotel /lodge -Arba Minch

Day 3: Drive Konso - Key Afer (ethnic market) – Jinka
Drive to Jinka- roughly 240km from arbaminch. At key Afer; there is a colorful market on every Thursday & here you can see different ethnic groups like: (Tsemay, Ari and Bena). Drive further to Jinka. Overnight – at chosen hotel or lodge – Jinka

Day 4: Discover Mursi tribes and Mago National Park
Drive to Mago National Park & visit the Mursi tribes in their villages. They are well known for their unique lip plates. Women of the Mursi tribe may have their lips cut at the age of 15 or 16.  A small clay plate is then inserted into the lip.  Through the years, larger plates are inserted into the lip causing it to stretch.  The larger the clay plate, the more the woman is worth before she gets married. (Surma tribes – settled on upper Omo River have the same culture with Mursi). In Mago National Park, if a visit is early morning, Kudu, Dik – Dik and Guinea Fowls are probable to be seen. Drive back to Jinka and visit the ethnological museum of Jinka in the afternoon. Overnight – at chosen hotel or lodge – Jinka

Day 5: Discover Dimeka market and drive to Turmi
After breakfast; drive to Turmi (roughly 139km from Jinka). On the way; discover the colorful Dimeka Market (Every Saturday). If this program coincides there is bull jumping ceremony or a Hamer wedding party in the neighborhood during your stay in Turmi. Overnight – at chosen hotel/lodge – Turmi

Day 6: Explore the Karo tribes in Dus & Korcho villages
After breakfast; drive from Turmi to Karo tribes (60 km rough road) with picnic lunch. Visit Karo tribes in Dus and Korcho. The Karo tribes are mainly known for their special hairstyle and body paintings. Take your time here to discover & experience their lifestyle then late afternoon drive back to turmi. Overnight – at chosen hotel/lodge – Turmi 

 

 

 

 

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