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Omo Valley

Program-Culural tour

DAY 01 SUNDAY: ADDISS-WONDOGENET

  • Drive southwards to the rift valley region. Stops at lake koka (a man made lake formed by damming river Awash) Zeway, Abijata & Shalla al Known for their scenic beauty and rich bird life. Stop for lunch a hotel by yet another lake-lake Langano- a beautiful lake with its sandy shores. Continue driving to Wendo Genet is a beautiful resort area situated amid wooded hills, which are sources for the hot springs in which people enjoy taking an open-air bath. Wendo Genet is also known for its rich bird life, colobus and verve monkeys, which can easily be seen flitting on tree brunches
  • Overnight hotel.

DAY 02 MONDAY: WONDOGENET-GOBA

  • Drive to the high country of the Bale mountains where, the Bale mountains national park which is home to unique wild life and several bird species. After picnic lunch, stop at Dinsho-the park ahead Quarters, to pay the entrance fees but more-to see games like the endemic mountain Nyala, Menelik's Bushbuck and others like the Grey Duiker, Bohor Reedbuck, Warthogs and others. Continue on to Goba to stay
  • Overnight hotel.

DAY 03 TUESDAY: GOBA

  • Setout with a picnic lunch to the high plateaus of Sanette(4000m. high) home to the shy Ethiopian Wolf and many bird species. This drive takes as to the impenetrable Harena forest-reputedly home to lions and the black Leopard. After picnic, drive to the Tulu Dimtu peak-the 3rd highest peak of Ethiopia with an altitude of 4,377 m. Drive to Goba in the late afternoon.
  • Overnight hotel.

DAY 04 WEDNESDAY: GOBA

  • Drive to the Sof Omar caves-which were formed by river Weib on its long journey to the Indian ocean. The cozy interiors of the caves have been used as holy shrines for the past hundreds of years by the Muslim community living in the country and abroad. Torches are handy here, though they may prove useless at some dark points of the caves. After picnic lunch, drive back to Goba.
  • Overnight hotel.

DAY 05 THURSDAY: GOBA-AWASA

  • Drive to Awassa, situated close to a lake of same name again rich in bird life.
  • Overnight hotel.

DAY 06 FRIDAY: AWASA-YABELLO

  • In the morning, after a brief stop at the fish market, drive some 300km to Yabelo. Stop at Wenago to visit the Tutu Fella Stelae Park. The stones are carved to symbolize the sex of the dead.
  • Overnight hotel or camping

DAY 07 SATURDAY: YABELLO

  • Drive some 80km down south,turn off from the main road to the left, and drive further 13km to reach at the village called El Sod. Visit the 'the house of salt' by hiking down 2km which is a deep crater lake. Drive back to and stop at Dublok to visit the 'singing well'. Continue driving back to Yabelo and visit the Saturday Market.
  • Overnight hotel or camping

DAY 08 SUNDAY: YABELLO-KONSO-WEITO

  • Drive via Konso to stay overnight camping at Woito. Stop at Konso for lunch and continue driving to Woito. Reach Weito and spend the time with the Tsemay people at their village.
  • Overnight camping.

DAY 09 MONDAY: Weito-TURMI

  • Drive to Turmi. Visit en-route the Elbore tribe at their village and after visiting of the Elbore village continue drive to Turmi for Monday market of Hamar people here at Turmi and their famous Monday Market.
  • Overnight camping at Turmi.

DAY 10 TUESDAY: TURMI-OMORATE-TURMI

  • Set out with picnic lunch and drive southwest to Omorate. Visit the everyday market and the Dansanech tribe, one of the nomadic people of the Omo region. Drive back to Turmi and continue to Dimeka to visit the Tuesday market.
  • Overnight camping.

DAY 11 WEDNESDAY: TURMI-MURULLE

  • Drive to Murule on the way visiting to the Karo village at Korcho and continue driving to Murule campsite. After lunch drive to Kangate and cross the Omo River by boat to visit the Bume tribes.
  • Overnight camping.

DAY 12 THURSDAY: MURULLE-KEY AFER-JINKA

  • Early in the morning drive northward to Jinka. On the way visit the Benna and Ari tribes. On the way stop at key-Afer and visit the famous Thursday Market. Lunch en route. Drive to Jinka.
  • Overnight stay at a local hotel.

DAY 13 FRIDAY: JINKA-MAGO

  • Drive across Mago national park to the banks of the Omo River to visit the Mursi, one of the major interests in the Omo valley. Set out with a picnic lunch to the Mursi village. Drive back to the campsite and in the late afternoon explore the Mago park,and see some games .
  • Overnight camping at Mago campsite.

DAY 14 SATURDAY: JINKA-KONSO

  • After an early breakfast drive back to Jinka. Visit the Saturday Market at Jinka; continue drive further northeast to the Konso en route seeing the Tsemay and Konso people .
  • Overnight Konso local hotel.

DAY 15 SUNDAY: KONSO-ARBAMINCH

  • After breakfast, drive to 'New York' and Machekie, the famous Konso village. Walk the trails that snake through the homestead and somehow experience their way of living. The Konso people are known for their close-knit homesteads terracing of their hilly farmlands and wonderful wooden artifacts. Back to Konso and continue driving further to Arbaminch. Check in to hotel, after having your lunch and relax, go out for a boat trip over Lake Chamo to the crocodile market and the Hippos
  • Overnight Arbaminch local hotel.

DAY 16 MONDAY: ARBAMINCH

  • Set out with picnic lunch to the Nech Sar national park to see games like Zebra, Gazelle, Kudu, the endemic Swaine's Hartebeest, Dik-diks, and Crocodiles by the shores of lake Chamo. After picnic lunch, drive to highland village of the Dorze people who are known for their weaving and unique egg shaped houses. Visit also their colorful market at Chencha. Return to Arbaminch in the late afternoon.
  • Overnight hotel.

Day 17 Drive back to Addis visiting on rout the Rift Valley lakes.

  • Evening traditional dinner with interesting traditional music & dances.
  • Transfer to Airport

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