Cultural / Tribal Tour - 13 days

 

 

 

Day 01 Arrival in Addis Ababa

 

Upon arrival in Addis Ababa guests will be greeted at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Overnight in Addis Ababa.

 

Day 02 City Tour in Addis Ababa

 

Addis Ababa means “new flower” Founded by Emperor Menelik II in 1887, Addis is the capital of modern Ethiopia and has a population of about six million. With the presence of the Organization of African Unity, is Africa’s diplomatic capital. In the morning we will visit the Ethnological Museum. The museum exhibits the culture and handicrafts of various Ethiopian ethnic groups. In the afternoon we will continue on to the National Museum, where cultural and archaeological relics, including “Lucy, “the 3.2 million-year-old hominid, are displayed. After visiting the museums we will continue to Merkato, to visit African largest open-air market. Overnight in Addis Ababa.

 

Day 03 Addis Ababa – Arba Minch.

 

Drive to Arba Minch en route visiting the Rift valley Lakes of Ziway, Abiata Shalla and Langano, rich in bird life and local fish market at Lake Ziway. After a short lunch break, we will continue driving to Arba Minch on the way visiting the Chencha village, the home of the Dorze people, the renowned weavers having unique bamboo woven houses having 6 to 9 meters height. Overnight in Arba Minch.

 

Day 04 Nech Sar National Park and Dorze tribal village

 

In the morning, we will drive through the Nech Sar National Park which is inhabited by different mammals including the endemic antelope Swaynees Hartbeast, Grants Gazelle, and Zebra. In the afternoon we will make a boat trip over Lake Chamo to see the African Largest Nile crocodiles, and Hippopotamus as well as beautiful aquatic birds including the lovely Kingfisher white pelicans, flamingos and Fish Eagle. Overnight in Arbaminch.

 

Day 05 Arba Minch - Konso – Jinka

 

In the morning we will drive to Jinka en route visiting different tribal village includes, Gamo, Derashe, Konso tribe and fascinating the landscape of Konso and the surrounding area. The Konso are famous for their old and unique terracing the land, unusual engraved wooden statues of Konso grave markers. After having lunch on the way, we will have a brief stop to visit the Tsemay tribe around Waito River, Benna tribe at Key Afer, the Ari tribe at Kako village. Overnight in Jinka.

 

Day 06  Jinka –Mursi 

 

In the early morning, we will drive through Mago National Park to the Mursi tribal village to discover their village and the way of living with their ancient culture, whose men are renowned warriors, and whose women are famous for the lower lip plate which is highly considered as a sign of beauty. On the way back from Mursi village Occasionally, Some wild animals are seen or heard as they move through the territory. Overnight, upon the interest of guests camping at Mago National Park or in Jinka.

 

Day 07 Mago- Karo

 

 In the morning we will drive via Key Afar, Aliduba and Dimeka villages If it's a market day that gives a chance to discover their real daily life activities exchange. In this market, you can see three different tribes. Benna, Aari and Tsemai tribes at the same day after the market continue to  Dus Villages to Kara tribe. Overnight on camping at Murulle campsite.

 

Day 08 Kangate – Omorate – Turmi

 

After breakfast, drive to Kangate and we will cross the famous Omo River by boat. After crossing the river, we will have a visit and unrushed interactive cultural experience with the Bume People. Then, we will continue driving to Omorate where we will have a picnic lunch and visit the Geleb/Dasenech People, inhabitants of the lower Omo River Valley. After some rest, drive to Turmi where we spend Overnight in Turmi on tent, hotel or Lodge.

 

Day 09 Turmi – Dimeka  Market – Turmi

After breakfast, we continue to Dimeka market on the way visiting one of the beautiful Hammar villages. At the colorful weakly Dimeka Market, we will see more than four different tribes including Hammer, Benna, Ari in traditional marketing activities and displaying their local handicrafts. We have a good opportunity to bargain for varieties of handicrafts. After a picnic lunch, we will drive back to Turmi village to enjoy the seasonal cultural activities including Evangadi (Hammer Dancing), Bull Jumping and associated practices as well as Hammer weeding. Overnight, Turmi  Lodge.

 

Day 10 Turmi – Erbore – Arba Minch

 

Drive to Arbaminch on the way visiting the villages of Erbore People, and some local markets and villages, this actually depends on the time we have. Overnight, Arbaminch in a hotel.

 

Day 11 Arba Minch – Wondogenet

 

After breakfast, Drive to the forests at Wendo Genet, the summer residence

of the late emperor’s family. Swim and shower in the natural hot springs and adjacent cold mountain streams. O/N Wondogenet, Wabishebele Hotel.

 

Day 12 Wondogenet - Addis Ababa

 

After relaxed swimming in the Natural hot spring and breakfast, drive back to Addis Ababa On the way enjoying the Rift valley Lakes.The Tour will end in Addis Ababa. After check in and relaxing in your hotel we will head to a traditional Restaurant for a traditional Ethiopian Night. This is the Ethiopia Individual Tours farewell dinner. There will also be a cultural dance show of the different ethnic group. O/N Addis Ababa.

 

Day 13 Departure

 

Transfer to the Airport for your international flight back home. 

 

 

Note:

  •  Activities for the first and last days will depend on visitors’ times of arrivals and departures and the airline used.

 

  •  Upon request the above tour program can be modified, differently rearranged, combined with other programs, or extended to suit the clients’ interest, time, and budget.
  •  For detailed prices please contact me
  •  Costs:
  •  Price includes:
  •  Accommodation as per the program and breakfast
  •  Transportation upon where you go by 4x4 WD Toyota Land Cruiser or Minivan
  •  An experienced driver, driver allowance
  •  All fuel expenses 
  •  Professional well English speaking driver guide
  •  Local guides and Scout where needed
  •  Boat trip on Lake Chamo around Arba Minch
  •  All entrance fees, Village and elders payments
  •  If you have an inbound flight through Ethiopian airlines
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  •  Price Excludes:
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  •  International and domestic 
  •  Any alcoholic beverages 
  •  Any video graph or camera fee needed
  •  Laundry service
  •  Any expense of Personal items like internet, fax, telephone
  •  Services which are not listed in the above section.

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Arba Minch/Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

Contact

Email: mokekebe@yahoo.com

 

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