10 Days Cultural tour of the Omo Valley of Southern Ethiopia

Tour Number

Activity Level

60964


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

French (conversational), English (fluent)

Customizable private guided cultural tour to visit the tribal people of the Omo Valley


Take this 10 days private tour by drive to visit the tribal people of the Lower Omo Valley of Southern Ethiopia to experience the real culture of the remote tribal groups of Ethiopia.

Intresting tribal people visitors meet include the Mursi people whose women are unique for inserting clay lip plates in their lower lips, the Karo people who are noted for their beautiful body paintings, the Dasenech are famous for their body scarification, the Hamer people's women are identified with their home made leather skirts and hair dressings, and the Dorze Tribe are known for their cultivation of Enset or False Banana Tree.

Other places of visits and things to do include: -
* Boat Ride on Chamo Lake
* Visiting the Dorze Tribe
* Attending a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
* Learning the way of life at Fish Market at Lake Awasa and
* Enjoy the great scenery of the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley around Arba Minch

The tour can be customized to fit your preferences. Please contacte me soon

Itinerary

Day 1 - Addis Ababa - rock church of Adadi - Tiya Stele (UNESCO World H. Site) Arba Minch O/N - Paradise Lodge
Day 2 - Arba Minch - Konso villages (UNESCO World Heritage) - Dimeka (Market) - Turmi O/N - Turmi Lodge
Day 3 - Turmi - Murulle - Kangate - Turmi
Cross the Omo River by boat to visit the Karo and the Dasenech tribal people. O/N - Turmi Lodge
Day 4 - Turmi - Omo Rate - Turmi (Market) O/N - Turmi Lodge
Day 5 - Turmi - Dimeka (Market) - Jinka O/N - Jinka Resort Hotel
Day 6 - Jinka - Villages of Mursi and Ari people - Jinka O/N - Jinka Resort Hotel
Day 7 - Jinka - Key Afer (Market) - Yabello O/N - Yabello Motel
Day 8 - Yabello - Singing Wells - Salt Lake of Dublock - Yabello
The Borena people dig deep water wells in the dry season and men on a ladder pass buckets of water up singing encouraging songs. O/N - Yabello Motel
Day 9 - Yabello - Sidama Villages - Lake Awassa O/N - Lewi Resort Hotel
Day 10 - Lake Awassa - Addis Ababa. Short city tour of Addis Ababa, farewell dinner and end of tour

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up from where you are Addis Ababa - the airport, any hotel or any other location. If we are to meet at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, the exact meeting point is after you get out of the terminal (building), to your left you'll see a long walking steps between two big trees. I'll be waiting you there with a sign of your name.
See you there!

End location: Hotel, airport or any place in Addis Ababa

Duration: 10 days

Transportation

We use a comfortable and air conditioned Four Wheels Drive Toyota Land Cruiser equipped with air conditioning and seat belts.

What’s Included

Other: Price includes the following services: -
- Private comfortable Toyota 4WD Land Cruiser equipped with air conditioning and seat belts
- Fuel (gasoline), and driver's allowance
- Professional experienced English speaking tour guide for the entire route (My time)
- All on-site expert tour guides
- Bottled water in the vehicle
- Boat rent to cross the Omo River to visit few villages
- Farewell dinner on the last night
- And, all related government taxes.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

23000 Ethiopian Birr - For entrance fee, accommodation, fees to take picture and meals per person.

Businesses and places of visits prefer to be paid in cash with the local currency.

Price may increase any time.

This tour can be offered by including/excluding price elements, places of visits, and adjusting number of days. Please contact me.

What’s Extra

Other: Price does NOT include: -
- Any accommodations
- Any entrance (admission) fees to visit the places mentioned
- Any meals
- Any expense of personal nature such as fees to take photos and videos, laundry, souvenirs, etc
- And, any expense which is not mentioned in the "Included" list above

Private tour guide Muluken

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