Travel down past the Rift Valley lakes and coffee plantations to the Omo valley. Meet some of Africa's most fascinating and colourful ethnic groups. The journey begins in Addis Ababa, then drive south to Arba Minch, the springboard to the Omo valley. Visit the market towns of Turmi and Jinka and visit the Mursi, Karo, Dassanech and Hamer tribes. Continue to Aregash Lodge in Yirgalem, where superb food and warm hospitality ease you into some welcome relaxation time. Walk around a coffee plantation and meet the local people. Finish in Addis Ababa before flying home.
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Morning arrival in Addis. Afternoon city tour. Stay 1 night at the Golden Tulip Hotel. (L, D)
Drive south to Arba Minch. En route, visit the engraved stele of Tiya. Stay 2 nights at Paradise Lodge. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to Chencha. Afternoon boat ride on Lake Chamo. (B, L, D)
Drive to Jinka via Karat-Konso, Weito and Key. Short
stop in Konso, known for its intricate totems. Stay 1 night at Eco Omo Safari Lodge. (B, L, D)
Visit the Ari and Bena tribes, then continue to Mago National Park, home to the Mursi tribe. In the afternoon, drive to Turmi and stay 3 nights at Buska Lodge. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Karo tribe. Afternoon visit to the Dassanech in Omo Rate. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Hamer tribe. Afternoon at leisure or visit the Turmis market (Mondays or Saturdays). (B, L, D)
Drive to Karat and stay overnight at Kanta Lodge. Afternoon Konso village visit. (B, L, D)
Drive to Yirgalem via Dublock. Stay 2 nights at Aregash Lodge. (B, L, D)
Morning walk in the local area. Afternoon drive
around Yirgalem to see the coffee plantations. Return to Aregash Lodge for a coffee ceremony and hyena viewing. (B, L, D)
Drive to Addis Ababa via Wondo Genet and Lake Langano. Transfer to the Golden Tulip Hotel where a day room is available. Dinner at a cultural restaurant and transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B, L, D) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is best suited to the hardier traveller as it includes some basic accommodation and some rougher road journeys.
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GDO2018: 10 Nights
Arba Minch is situated by Lake Chamo and Abaya, the most southerly of...
Jinka is the administrative capital of South Omo and has a quaint atmosphere. I...
Turmi, part of the Omo valley, is a small market town situated in south-west...