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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.
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GDO2019: 10 Nights
Arba Minch 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...