Omo Valley Tribal Tour with Yabello and Yirgalem 12 days
- Trip Type Tribal and Nature Tour
- Tour Code GHET-053
- Private Journey
- 12 Days
- Experience the ultimate adventure, ethnicity and rituals, with nature retreat of astounding beauty and tranquility.
Isolated for millennia from the rest of the world, the beautiful Omo Valley is home to an exciting mix of many small and distinctive tribal groups. Amongst others, we find the Karo, the Mursi and the Hamer-all of who have retained their own unique customs and traditions.
Lifestyles are as varied as the tribes themselves. Lacking any material, culture and artifacts common to other cultures, these tribes find unique ways in which to express their artistic impulses. Both the Surma and the Karo, for example, are experts at body painting, using clays and locally available vegetable pigments to trace fantastic patterns on each other's faces, chests, arms, and legs. These designs are created purely for fun and aesthetic effect, each artist vying to outdo his fellows.
- Meet plenty ethnic groups
- Experience the natural beauty of the country
- Stunning savannah plains
- Witness elaborately terraced hillsides
- Enjoy the ample culture
- Elaborate hairstyles and personal adornment
- Colorful different African Markets
- Vast coffee fields
- Visit the vibrant city of Addis Ababa, Africa’s Capital
- Meet your ancestor LUCY at the National Museum in Addis Ababa
- Test varied Ethiopian food and attend Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
Day 01: Arrive Addis Ababa
Arrive at Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the transfer to hotel. Afternoon, city tour of Addis Ababa.
Day 02: Addis Ababa-Arbaminch
In the morning, start driving south of Addis Ababa through the Great Rift Valley to Arbaminch en route visiting the Rift valley Lakes of Ziway, Abiata and Shalla.
Day 03: Arbaminch-Nechsar National Park-Lake Chamo
In the morning, will have a game drive around the Nechsar National Park. In the afternoon, we will have a boat cruise over Lake Chamo to see some of the biggest African crocodiles and hippopotamus.
Day 04: Arbaminch -Turmi
After an early breakfast, we will drive to Jinka en-route visiting different cultural people and their villages which include the Konso and the undulating landscape of Konso area.
Day 05: Turmi-Omorate
In the cool morning, we will drive to Omorate to visit the Desanech (Geleb) tribal village after crossing the Omo River by boat.
In the afternoon, we will visit to Hamer Village. At the same village we will enjoy the seasonal cultural activities including the famous Evangadi (Hamer Dancing).
Day 06: Turmi-Keyafer-Jinka
After breakfast, we will drive to Jinka through Keyafer. At Keyefer will visit the colorful weekly Keyafer Market.
Day 07: Jinka-Mursi-Jinka
After having an early breakfast, we will drive from Jinka to Mursi Village. After our visit to the Mursi Village, we will have our picnic lunch in the Mago National Park and continue driving back to Jinak through the park.
Day 08: Jinka-Yabello
After breakfast, we will start driving to Yabello through Konso with brief stops at different sites and villages.
Day 09: Yabello-Yirgalem
After breakfast, we will visit the “Singing Well”, a remarkable feature of the Borena Culture and drive to Yirgachefe.
Day 10: Yirgalem-Awassa-Langano
After breakfast, drive to Langano through Awassa.
Day 11: Langano-Addis Ababa
After spending part of the morning relaxing around the beautiful lake, we will continue driving to Addis Ababa with brief stops at different towns like Mojo and Debrezeit.
Day 12: City Tour of Addis Ababa
Today you will have a full day city tour of Addis Ababa which includes: The Ethnological Museum, the national museum and Merkato.
In the evening, there will be farewell dinner party with traditional special buffet and local drinks. After farewell dinner, transfer to Addis Ababa airport for the flight back. End of tour!