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The Omo valley: – wildlife and cultural tours;

The Omo- Valley tribal and cultural route

Visit the Omo valley tribal people and capture the memories of life time experience; Ethiopians astonishing mix of ethnic groups,(largest nature sanctuary) with the Great Rift Valley lakes have many nice water birds, aquatic mammals and beautiful scenery.

Some of the colorful tribes are; the Mursi (clay lip plates), Dorze,(live in special round hut), Karo (body painting), Hamer(bull jumping), Konso,. .

Itinerary:

Day ; 1 arrive Addis Ababa, welcome reception and transfer to hotel , after noon city tour; National museum, St.George Cathedral(church of holy trinity),Merkato which is the biggest open air market in Africa. Ghion htl.

Day 2; Drive to Rift valley lakes; Abiyata, Shala, Langano. Visit Abyata, Shala National park, with beautiful view has nice water birds. htl

Day 3; proceed to Arbaminch; visit Chenecha village which is Home for Dorze people has round shaped special houses. Lodge

Day 4; morning visit Netch-Sar national park, possibly see Swaynes Hartbeest, Zebras and more mammals, afternoon boat trip on Lake Chamo see crocodiles, hippos. Lodge

Day 5; Tsemay market and Jinka; admiring Derase, Tsemay, Ari and Benna people, drive to Key Afer, visit the colorful Tsemay market and continue to jinka. Jinka Resort or Camp

Day 6; Mago National park; travel to Mago national park for Mursi village, visit the Mursi people renowned their clay lip plate. Jinka resort or camping

Day 7; Turmi; drive long way from Jinka to Turmi, see the colorful Hamer, Dessanech and Karo people. Evangadi lodge or camping

Day 8; Karo; drive to meet karo people, known for their colorful body paintings. Evangadi lodge or camping

Day 9; to Arba Minch; drive from Turmi to Arba Minch, visiting the villages of Erbore and Konso People. Paradise lodge or Camping

Day 10; Addis Ababa; drive back to Addis from Arba Minch in the morning to get time for souvenir. And we will have Ethiopia food in the traditional Ethiopian Dance.

This tour can be combined with other tours, or made shorter