6 Days South Omo Valley Tour
The Price is for two persons
DAY 1: Feb,06. fly from Addis Abeba – Arbaminch (10:10-11;15 am)
You will land at 11:15 am and Picked up from the airport, drive directly for about 45 minutes where we will make a left turn to the Dorze tribe of Chencha and visit the village life of these people; famous for traditional cloth making by weaving cotton using locally made instruments. We will visit their daily activities in the afternoon around 16:00. Finally, around 17: 30, we drive back to Arbamimch and overnight in Haile Resort Arbaminch.
DAY 2: Feb, 07. Arbaminch- Jinka
In the morning we drive to Jinka. After 2 hrs drive, on the way, we will make a stop for 1hour in Konso and visit the village life of these hard-working communities, well known for their terracing culture that dates back to some 500 years, to cultivate crops especially Maize and Sorghum in a challenging topography which has been recognized by UNESCO as a heritage. After visiting this village for 1hr head to Jinka and arrive around 16:00 where we will visit the village life of the Ari tribe ( for about 2 hrs) who are living on the plateau lands surrounding Jinka town ( The administrative town of the 16 different Tribal communities of the Omo valley area Overnight at Jinka Resort or Eco omo lodge
DAY 3: Feb, 08. Murci – Jinka
In the morning we drive for about 2 hrs to the unique tribe of Mursi (The women are famous for putting clay-made circular lip and ear plates which symbolize beauty in honor) crossing through Mago National Park to reach their village. We will visit the uninterrupted authentic daily life activities the entire afternoon ( visit for about 4 hrs) where which will give you an excellent time of interaction which makes it a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Overnight at Jnka resort or eco omo lodge.
DAY 4: feb, 09. Jinka – Turmi
In the morning after breakfast, we drive back to Jinka and then continue driving for 131 k.m which will take us about 3 hrs directly to Turmi where we will have several village stops on our way down to meet the tribes we come across as such: Banna visit for 30 minutes and Hammer tribes village life daily activity for about 2 hrs visit with no interruptions till late afternoon and overnight in Buska Lodge. Not forgetting to mention that we will attend any colorful tribal markets we come across which happen once in a week in each tribal destination. Overnight paradise lodge.
DAY 5: feb,10. Turmi – Omorate – Arbaminch
In the morning we drive further down to Omorate: 70 k.m and it will take us about 1 hr drive which is a border town with Northwest Kenya to visit the Dasenech tribe deep in their remote villages leaving the commonly visited by going down as far as the Northern tip of Lake Turkana and experience a wonderful time you will never forget. Here we will visit Dasenesh tribes for about 2 hrs. Later on the way drive back to Turmi about 1 hr drive and have lunch. After lunch, we will drive for about 4 hrs to Arbaminch overnight at Haile Resort.
DAY 6:Feb, 11. Arbaminch- Addis
Depart south to Addis Ababa via Butajira. On the way, you will visit the archeological sites of Tiya (an ancient stelae field and UNESCO World Heritage Site), Adadi Maryam (a rock-hewn church similar to those in Lalibela), and Melka Kunture (a pre-historic tool-making site). The final destination for the day is Addis. Dinner at a traditional and cultural restaurant, watching cultural dances And we will drop you at the airport to fly back home.
- Car 4WD with fuel and drive
- Domestic flights
- Accommodation in a clean room with a private shower
- English-speaking tour guide and local guide fee
- Village, market and park entrance fee
- Ceremonial payment
- Scout fee
- Community payment
- Meals and drinks ( which are very cheap in Ethiopia)
- Photography payment, shopping, and Tip
- International flights