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8 Days Omo Valley

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Day 1:   Addis Ababa

You will be met at the airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel. We shall then embark on a guided tour of Addis’s most important sights: the National Museum, which houses the 3 million-year-old Lucy, the Ethnographic Museum to gain an insight into the diversity of Ethiopian culture, the Mercato, Africa‘s biggest outdoor market, and Trinity Cathedral, resting place of the last emperor. The tour will finish with a short drive to view the city spread out below from Mt Entoto.

Meals,

Lunch in Romina restaurant

Dinner in Caravan hotel

Accommodation:  Caravan Hotel in Addis Ababa

 

DAY 2 Addis Ababa – Hawassa

Depart south from Addis Ababa via Butajira. On the way you will visit the archaeological sites of Tiya (ancient stelae field and UNESCO World Heritage Site), Adadi Maryam (a rock-hewn church similar to those in Lalibela) and Melka Kunture (pre-historic tool-making site).

Meals: breakfast in Caravan Hotel

Lunch Picnic

Dinner Lewi hotel

Accommodate in Lewi resort

DAY 3 Hawassa – Arba minch

In the morning after breakfast, visit the fish market on the shores of Lake Awassa and then proceed driving to Dorze, set in the highlands above Arba Minch. The Dorze people are known for their tall beehive-like houses and their fine cotton and explore way of their life.

Meals Breakfast in Lewi Lodge

Lunch in Dorze Village

Dinner in Paradise Lodge

Accommodate in Paradise Lodge

Day 4 Arba minche –Turmi

n the morning, depart to Arba Minch for a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the “crocodile market”, and the local hippos. Afterwards, depart from Arba Minch to Turmi. On the way you will pass through the village of Weyto (market day Saturday), which is home to the Tsemai tribe. Continue through the Weyto Valley to Erbore, where you will have a brief visit to a local Erbore village.Finally, proceed to Turmi, home of the Hamer tribe. At night, you can see the traditional night dancing of the Hamer tribe, known as evangadi.

Meals: breakfast Paradise Lodge

Lunch Konso

Dinner in Buska Lodge Turmi

Accommodate in Buska lodge

DAY 5 Turmi

In the morning, take a day trip to Omorate to visit the Dassenech tribe. Here you will cross the Omo River by local boat and enter a Dassenech village. Afterwards, return to Turmi (Monday is market day) for a visit to a local Hamer village. If there is Jumping of the Bulls traditional Hamer coming-of-age ceremony, that will be visited.

Meals: Breakfast Buska Lodge

Lunch Picnic

Dinner in Buska Lodge
accommodate in Buska Lodge

 DAY 6 Turmi –Jinka

Depart for Jinka, via Dimeka and Key Afar. Tuesdays and Saturdays are market days in Dimeka, which is one of the most colorful markets in the area and is visited by many tribes, including Hamer, Benna and Karo. Afterwards, continue to Jinka.

Meals: Breakfast Buska Lodge

Lunch Keyafar

Dinner Jinka Lodge

Accmodate in Jinka  lodge

DAY 7 Jinka

In the morning, drive through the Mago National Park to a local village of the Mursi tribe. The Mursi are known for their lower lip and earlobe plates. In the afternoon, after returning to Jinka, you can visit the South Omo Museum & Research Center to learn more about the local tribes.
Alternatively, take a hike in the surrounding hills to visit a local Ari village.

Meals: Breakfast in Jinka  lodge

Lunch Picnic in Mago park

Dinner in Jinka  lodge

Accommodate in Jinka Lodge

DAY 8  Jinka-Arba Minch

After breakfast, depart from Jinka to Arba Minch via Key Afar and Konso. Thursday is market day in Key Afar, where you will see the Benna and Tsemai tribes trading goods. This is another very popular market in the region  The Konso people are known for their wooden statues, known as wakas, which are erected in honor of dead heroes as well as their innovative agricultural terracing. Today you will have a brief opportunity to visit a local village and the cultural museum displaying many waka statues. After the visit, proceed driving to Arba Minch.

Meals: Breakfast in Jinka Lodge

Lunch Konso

Dinner in Paradise Lodge

Accommodate in Paradise Lodge

Day 9 Arba Minch – Addis Ababa

fly from Arba Minch to Addis Ababa, This day will be for relaxation, and the afternoon an opportunity for shopping.

The tour will end with fare well dinner in traditional restaurant and  with your transfer to the airport

 Meals: Breakfast in Paradise Lodge

Lunch in Addis Ababa

Dinner in Yod Abyssinia traditional restaurant

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