Adventure Tour to Omo Valley Ethiopia

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Tour Code: OTE-9005

Tour Title: Ethiopian Rift Valley Nature, people and Culture

Duration:  6 Days 5 Night or 6 Days 7 Nights

Tour Title:   Adventure Tour to Omo Valley Ethiopia

Transportation:  Surface driving or Surface and Air combination

 
Tour briefing: This trip takes you to the Ethiopian Rift Valley representing a sudden drop in the altitude and dividing the country into two unequal parts: East and west. There are chains of Ethiopian Rift valley lakes (Ziway, Langano, Abijata -Shala, Awasa, Abaya and Chamo) inhabited by many species of Avifauna and Flora. The drive to these places via Butajira road also takes you to the pre historic site of Melka Kunture and the world Heritage site of Tiya. The journey also gives you the opportunity of meeting local people and appreciates their diverse culture. Nech Sar national park and its two scenic lakes are the highlights of this trip. The park founded in 1974 protects not only Nech Sar (white Grass) but also significant portion of the two lakes and Yegizer Dildiy (God’s bridge).It also protects many species of endemic, semi endemic mammals and birds including the most commonly seen such as Burchele’s Zebra , Grants Gazelle and Swayne’s hartebeest.


Paradise Lodge: is one of the best lodges in the country founded to provide quality accommodation and catering services. Moreover it has superb location commanding the panoramic view of the two popular Rift Valley Lakes of Abaya and Chamo and also Nech Sar National Park. The lodge is eco-friendly and it is one of the best choices for peaceful
retreat and relaxation for domestic and international travelers in the country.


Join us for a journey through one of Africa's least explored country; we (OMO TOURS & CAR RENT) are ready to take you to such fascinatingly diverse areas.


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DAY 1.  ADDIS ABABA – ARBAMINCH
After breakfast in the hotel leave Addis Ababa and drive about 455kms to Arbaminch. On the way visit the 12th century rock hewn church of Adadi Mariam & the monolithic stelae site of Tiya. Overnight PARADISE Lodge/Ezana Hotel Arbaminch.

DAY 2.    ARBAMINCH
In the morning, take a boat trip on Lake Chamo to see hippos, large size crocodiles and birds. In the afternoon ascend to Guge Mountain, to visit the Dorze tribe and their magnificent beehive shaped hut, false banana cultivations and weaving culture. Overnight PARADISE Lodge/ Ezana Hotel, Arbaminch.

DAY 3.  ARBAMINCH – JINKA
After breakfast in the hotel leave Arbaminch and drive about 250kms to Jinka via Konso, visit the Derashe people and their village en route continue driving to Jinka exploring Tsemai and Benna tribal village, and if the day is Thursday there is a chance to attend the colorful Keyafer Market which is attended by the BENNA, TSEMAI and ARI tribal groups. Overnight EKO-OMO/Jinka Resort, Jinka

DAY 4.    JINKA – MURSI – JINKA - TURMI
In the Morning, drive about 70kms to Mago National park & make an excursion tour to see and appreciate the very attractive culture of Mursi tribe. They are renowned for the strange custom pursued by their women, who on reaching maturity, have their lower lips pierced and pop in a “terra cotta” (circular clay disc). In the afternoon, drive about 130kms to Turmi, settlement of the Hamer tribe via Dimeka and Key Afer exploring the Hamer and Benna tribal village and if the day is Saturday there is a chance to attend the colorful Dimeka market and encounter three different tribal group like the HAMMER, KARO and BENNA. Overnight BUSKA /Turmi Lodge

DAY 5.    TURMI – KARO – TURMI – OMORATE - TURMI
Drive about 65kms for a full day excursion to Murelle. Here one can visit the Karo ethnic groups, experts in body painting. After lunch break in the lodge, drive about 75kms for an excursion to DASENECH people; who inhabited in the bank of Omo River and cross the Omo River by locally made boat to see the village. Overnight BUSKA / Turmi Lodge

DAY 6.    TURMI – ERBORE - ARBAMINCH
Early morning, leave Turmi and drive about 285kms to Arbaminch, on the way visit the Erbore tribal village. After lunch break in ARBAMINCH, proceed to the Airport to check in for your flight back to ADDIS ABABA. Or this day alternatively visit the remaining tourist attractions around Arbaminch and take leisure time in the afternoon. Overnight PARADISE Lodge/ Ezana Hotel, Arbaminch

DAY 7.    ARBAMINCH-ADDIS ABABA
Early drive back to Addis Ababa via Sodo and Shashemene exploring the twin Lakes and Abijata -Shala Lakes National park which is inhabited by many species of birds, wild animal and plant life, stop for lunch break at Ziway and enroute visit the crater lakes around Bishoftu. Then slow drive to Addis Ababa and end of the tour.

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