Cultural Tour to the Lower Omo Valley and the Great Rift Valley Lakes
Tour type Culture+ Nature +rift valley
Means of transportation Surface (Africa standard land cruiser)
Starting date-On Monday
Day to day detailed itinerary
Monday Arrival, same day in the afternoon fly to Arbaminch
Day 1 Addis Ababa-Arbaminch 500 KM. 55 minute flight
Overnight Paradise Lodge Arbaminch.
Day 2 Arbaminch-Turmi(320 KM, 6 hrs drive)
After breakfast make a short boat trip at lake chamo to visit Hippos and crocodile and then drive to Turmi. Further along the route visit the Woito people live in the area around Woito River and Tsemay village. Continue driving via Erebore village.overnightParadise Lodge Turmi.
Turmi-omorate-Turmi (128 Km, 2 hrs drive 1 way)
This day Drive to Omorate to visit the Dassench (Geleb) tribe by crossing the Omo River which finally joins Lake Turkana. We will stay in a village visiting, taking pictures and stay overnight Paradise Lodge Turmi.
Early morning after breakfast head to Murulle to see the Karo tribe, famous for their body painting (they prepare the ink for the painting from locally available material like flower, soil and animal blood) we will also admire the scenery view of the Omo river from the edge of the village. After a visit to Karo village drive to Key Afer and visit the colorful Bena Marketing.
Overnight Hotel at Jinka
Day 7 Mursi-Jinka (65 Km 1 way, 2 hrs to go)
After breakfast leave Jinka and drive to Mursi village to visit and appreciate the very attractive culture of Mursi tribe. They are renowned for the strange custom followed by their women who, on reaching maturity, have their lower lips slit and circular clay discs inserted. Proceed to Mago National Park. After a picnic lunch in the late afternoon drive back to Jinka. Overnight Jinka
Day 7Jinka-Keyafer-Konso-Arbaminch (285 Km, 6 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Arbaminch
On route visit Konso village where colorfully costumed dress, impressive terracing of the land and unusually engraved wooden statues used as grave markers can be seen.
Overnight Paradise Lodge Arbaminch
Day 8Arbaminch-Addis Ababa (515 Km, 9 Hrs)
In the morning drive to Chencha, which is located 40 km from the town of Arba Minch to see the Dorze tribe with their waving culture and bee shaped hut.
Transfer out to the airport and fly back to Addis Ababa.