South Omo by Road

 

 

 

 


South Omo by Road 8 Days
Day 01: Depart by 4x4 vehicles for Arbaminch (505km) through the Rift Valley Lakes. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Full day in arbaminch to visit the Nech Sar national park and after lunch break head for boat trip to see the hippos and crocodiles. Overnight Hotel

Day 03: Leave for Jinka enjoying the extraordinary diversity of cultures.

Day 04: A.M. drive through the natural forests and undulating terrains across the Mago River and visit the Mursi Villages. Undeniably, the highlight of your Omo Safari will be the visit of the Mursi women who wear clay lip plates. P.M. game viewing at Mago National Park and overnight stay at camp site.

Day 05: Depart for Murulle home of Karo people who are considered the masters of body painting and decorate their bodies with chalk paint often imitating the spotted plumage of a guinea fowl.

Day 06: Drive to Turmi the capital of the archetypal South Omo residents, the Hammer people that enjoy body decoration like the other Omo area tribes and wear quantities of colorful beads and clay hair buns with Ostrich feathers.

Day 07: Drive back to Arbaminch visiting more of the tribal people.

Day 08: A.M. visit the village of Dorze tribe’s who are known for their weaving skill and unique bamboo huts. And then proceed driving back to Addis Ababa.

 

South Omo by Road 13 Days
Day 1: Addis Ababa
Arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport where our hospitality begins. We provide you meet-and-greet service at the airport then transfer to 3* hotel for overnight accommodation

Day 2: Arbaminch
After breakfast continue driving to the famous lakes side town of Arbamich. En route visit the villages of Sidama, Oromo, Wolayta and tribes. Overnight Bekele Molla Hotel

Day 3: Arbaminch
Morning drive to Nech Sar for game viewing & birding. Afternoon make a boat trip on Lake Chamo for crocodiles, hippos & aquatic bird species. Overnight same

Day 4: Turmi
After breakfast drive to Turmi. Enroute, visit the villages of Woito and Erborie tribes. Overnight camping.

Day 5: Turmi
(Saturday, Monday and Tuesdays are the market days for Hammer tribe)

Day 6: Turmi
Visit of the Hammer village the the market. overnight camping.

Day 7: Mago National Park
After break fast drive Duss village to visit Karo people (The Karos are famous for tattooing and scaring) and birding along the river bank of Omo. Then drive to Mago National park (2162 sq.km), which lies along the east bank of Omo River. Overnight camping at Mago NP

Day 8: Jinka
AM drive through the National Park via the Mago River Bridge into the high land, which is the home of Mursi people, The Mursi are well known for the large clay discs that the women wear, inserted in their slit lower lips. Afternoon, drive to Jinka. Overnight hotel

Day 9: Konso
After break fast drive to Konso where colorfully costumed dress, impressive terracing of the Land and unusually engraved wooden statues used as grave markers can be seen. En route, visit the Ari, Benna and Tsemay tribes with the first stop at the small town of Key Afer. After noon, visit of Konso. Overnight hotel

Day 10: Yabello
After an early breakfast drive to Yabello. En route visit the Borenna village. Overnight Yabello Motel

Day 11: Yabello
Morning excursion drive to El Sode to visit the creator lake where the local people extract salt. After noon, visit the Borena Oromo people. Overnight same

Day 12: Wondogenet
After breakfast drive to Wondogenet via Awassa. The route is so breathtaking and wonderful to experience the nature. Wondogenet is situated in the mountain chain and jungle, which becomes the best place for nesting of various species of birds. It is also famous for its hot springs for which the modern swimming pool makes your stay unforgettable. Overnight Wabishebele hotel

Day 13: Addis Ababa/ Departure
Drive to Addis Ababa. En route visit the rift valley lakes of the Abiyata-Shalla National Park and Ziway. Evening farewell dinner party and then transfer to airport for night departure. End of the tour!

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