Cultural & Tribal Tour in Ethiopia

 

Duration: 11 days
Day 01 : Arrive in Addis Ababa meet and greet, get assisted for transfer.Hotel Less than 10 km to HTL Variable Very simple
Day 02 : City tour of Addis Ababa
: Briefing about the tour. Hotel Variable Variable Very simple
Day 03 : Drive to Arbaminch via Hosaena
: Tiya stelae field UNESCO world heritage site
: Adadi Mariam, the only southerly rock hewn church
: Gurage and Oromo people and their villages. Hotel 432km the longest in the route 8:00 am to 6:00pm with the activities Busy day with long drive and activities, Sandal shoes is good for the drive and sightseeing
Day 04 : Full day in Arbaminch
: Nech Sar National Park game drive
: Boat trip on Lake Chamo, birding and spotting hippos and crocs. Hotel 70 –80 km round trip to the park. 12 km to the lake in the afternoon 8:00am to 12:30pm for the park. 30 minuets to Lake Chamo Tough driving to the Park with moderate walking. walking shoes is preferable
Day 05 : Drive to Jinka
: Tsemay, Bana and Ari people and their villages
:Markets if this day coincides with market days. Hotel 245km 6hours Tough driving with simple walk, Sandal shoes is good for the drive and sightseeing
Day 06 : Drive to Mago National Park
: Mursi Tribe, their women are famous for Lip plates and men for ritual fighting with stick
: Game drive. Camping 60 – 80 km 4 - 5 hours Tough driving with simple walk. High temperature and humidity. Sandal shoes is OK
Day 07 : Drive to Turmi, principal town of the Hamer
: On the way Moguji and Karo People. Camping 120km 5 hours Tough drive through the bush, warmer route sandal shoes is ok
Day 08 : Full day in Turmi
: Excursion to Omorate for the Dasenech tribe or to Dimeka Market (Saturday and Tuesday)
:Boating on the Omo River
:Hamer tribe and their villages
:Tribal dance or Bull Jumping rite, occasional and optional. Camping 70km to Omorate 38 km to Dimeka market 2 hours to Omorate and 1 hour to the market Moderate walking within the market and to the villages. Walking shoes required
Day 09 : Drive to Yabello via Konso
: Visting on the way Erbore and Konso tribes. Hotel 295km 6 hours drive Moderate, walking shoes is better
Day 10 : Singing Well, age old technique of watering cattle by the Borena tribe
: Afterwards drive to Aregash Eco Lodge at Yirgalem. Hotel 256 – 305 km 5 - 6 hours drive Simple, sandal shoes is Ok
Day 11 : Drive to Awassa
: Fish Market at Awassa and birding
:Drive back to Addis Ababa
:Retire the remaining day or optional activities and
:Moreover in the evening Ethiopian traditional night. Hotel 325km 6 hours Simple, sandal shoes is Ok

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Duration: 9 days
Day 01 : Arrive in Addis Ababa meet and greet, get assisted for transfer
: City tour of Addis Ababa
: Briefing about the tour. Hotel Variable, but the hotels and the sites are centrally located Variable Very simple
Day 02 : Drive to Arbaminch via Hosaena
: Tiya stelae field UNESCO world heritage site
: Adadi Mariam, the only southerly rock hewn church
: Gurage and Oromo people and their villages. Hotel 432km the longest in the route 8:00 am to 6:00pm with the activities Busy day with long drive and activities, Sandal shoes is good for the drive and sightseeing
Day 03 : Full day in Arbaminch
: Nech Sar National Park game drive
: Boat trip on Lake Chamo, birding and spotting hippos and crocodiles. Hotel 70 –80 km round trip to the park. 12 km to the lake in the afternoon 8:00am to 12:30pm for the park. 15 minuets to Lake Chamo Tough driving to the Park with moderate walking. walking shoes is preferable
Day 04 : Drive to Jinka
: Tsemay, Bana and Ari people and their villages
: Markets if this day coincides with market days. Hotel 245km 6 hours Moderate driving with simple walk, Sandal shoes and shorts are good for the drive and sightseeing
Day 05 : Excursion to Mago
: Mursi Tribe, their women are famous for Lip plates and men for ritual fighting with stick
: Drive back to Jinka and continue to Turmi
: On the way Ari and Bana People
: Dimeka market (Saturday and Tuesday). Camping 300km Full day with activities Tough drive and busy day with activities. Walking shoes is better. The car parks at the site that needs only very short walking
Day 06 : Full day in Turmi
: Excursion to Omorate for the Dasenech tribe
: Turmi market (Thursday)
: Boating on the Omo River
: Hamer tribe and their villages
: Tribal dance or Bull Jumping rite, occasional and optional. Camping 70km to Omorate 38 km to Dimeka market 2 hours to Omorate and 1 hour to the market Moderate walking within the market and to the villages. Walking shoes required
Day 07 : Drive back to Arbaminch
: Visiting on the way Erbore and Konso tribes. Hotel 285km to Arbaminch 6 - 7 hours Moderate, walking shoes is better
Day 8 : Drive to Awassa
: Detour for Dorze people
: Back to the road and head to Awassa. Hotel 275km 6 hours Moderate drive with simple activities
Day 9 : Fish Market at Awassa and birding
: Drive back to Addis Ababa
: Retire the remaining day or optional activities and
: Moreover in the evening Ethiopian traditional night. Hotel 275km 5 hours Moderate drive with simple activities
 

Duration: 14 days
Day 01 : Arrive in Addis Ababa meet and greet, get assisted for transfer. Hotel Less than 10km to HTL Variable Very simple
Day 02 : City tour of Addis Ababa
: Briefing about the tour. Hotel Variable Variable Very simple
Day 03 : Drive to Arbaminch via Hosaena
: Tiya stelae field UNESCO world heritage site
: Adadi Mariam, the only southerly rock hewn church
: Gurage and Oromo people and their villages. Hotel 432km the longest in the route 8:00 am to 6:00pm with the activities Busy day with long drive and activities, Sandal shoes is good for the drive and sightseeing
Day 04 : Full day in Arbaminch
: Nech Sar National Park game drive
: Boat trip on Lake Chamo, birding and spotting hippos and crocs. Hotel 70 –80 km round trip to the park. 12 km to the lake in the afternoon 8:00am to 12:30pm for the park. 30 minuets to Lake Chamo Tough driving to the Park with moderate walking. walking shoes is preferable
Day 05 : Drive to Jinka
: Tsemay, Bana and Ari people and their villages
: Markets if this day coincides with market days. Hotel 245km 6hours Tough driving with simple walk, Sandal shoes is good for the drive and sightseeing
Day 06 : Drive to Mago National Park
: Mursi Tribe, their women are famous for Lip plates and men for ritual fighting with stick
: Game drive. Camping 60 – 80 km 4 hours Tough driving with simple walk. High temperature and humidity. Sandal shoes is OK
Day 07 : Drive to Turmi, principal town of the Hamer
: On the way Moguji and Karo People. camping 120km 5 hours Tough drive through the bush, warmer route sandal shoes is ok
Day 08 : Full day in Turmi
: Excursion to Omorate for the Dasenech tribe
: Turmi market (Thursday)
: Boating on the Omo River
: Hamer tribe and their villages
: Tribal dance or Bull Jumping rite, occasional and optional. Camping 70km to Omorate 38 km to Dimeka market 2 hours to Omorate and 1 hour to Dimeka market Moderate walking within the market and to the villages. Walking shoes required
Day 09 : Drive to Yabello via Konso
: Visiting on the way Erbore and Konso tribes. Hotel 295km 6 hours drive Moderate, walking shoes is better
Day 10 : Singing Well, age old technique of watering cattle by the Borena tribe
: Afterwards drive to Aregash Eco Lodge at Yirgalem. Hotel 256 – 305 km 5 - 6 hours drive Simple, sandal shoes is Ok
Day 11 : Drive to Bale via Awassa
: Stop for fish Market at Awassa and for birding
: continue to Bale
: Dinsho, head quarter Bale Mountains National Park
: Walk in the forest and watch endemic mammals and birds from close distance. Hotel 269km 6 to 7 hours. Rough gravel road Moderate drive with no lengthy walk. Walking shoes is required.
Day 12 : Drive to Sanetti Plateau, alpine moorland
: Game drive, specially endemic and rarest species of Ethiopian Wolf and many endemic birds and plants.
: Hiking in the park. Hotel 70 – 120 km round drive 3 – 5 hours Tough driving within the park. The Walk is based on interest from simple to more physical type hiking
Day 13 : Drive to Sof Omer cave, one of the most spectacular and extensive underground caverns in the world.
: Drive to Lake Langano for overnight stop. Hotel 343 km 7 hours Tough driving to the cave. The Walk in the cave is based on interest from moderate to more adventurous hiking.
Day 14 : Walk around the lake and in the nearby forest
: Abyata-Shalla National park
:Afterwards drive back to Addis Ababa
: Retire the remaining day
: Moreover in the evening Ethiopian traditional night with tribal dance and music show. Hotel 240km 5 hours Simple, sandal shoes is ok