Omo Valley-GT 117
Trip type: – Omo Valley
Duration: – 12 night & 13 days
Mode of transport: – Surface
Tour code: – GT 117
Day 01: Arrive in Addis. Refresh and begin your sightseeing of Addis which includes mount Entoto, National museum, Holy Trinity church, Ethnographic museum and Merkato, the biggest open market in East Africa. Overnight in Addis.
Day 02: After having your breakfast you will drive down southwards to Langano. En route visit Lake Ziway the largest of the upper Rift Valley lakes with an area of 400 sq. km. Overnight in Langano.
Day 03: Morning, drive to the town of Arba Minch. Overnight in Arba Minch.
Day 04: After breakfast, take a boat cruise on the Lake Chamo, the third biggest Lake in Ethiopia. Late in the afternoon visit the Doreze village who are expert in weaving called Shammas. Overnight in Arba Minch.
Day 05: Proceed southwards to Jinka passing through the Konso village, one of the UNESCO site in Ethiopia know by their terracing. Overnight in Jinka.
Day 06: Take a day excursion to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi village. Visit and proceed to the Turmi where the Hamer people lives. Overnight in Turmi.
Day 07: This day you will drive to Murulle where you can find the Karo people, who are expert in body painting. Visit and proceed to Nyangatom people, 17 kms away from the Murulle area. To adore their long and lean bodies, the Nyangatom women wear numerous necklaces and long skirts from goatskins that are richly decorated. Overnight in Turmi.
Day 08: After having your breakfast, you will have an excursion to Omorate to visit the Dassanech people ‘people of the Delta’, who lives on the northern shore of Lake Turkana. Overnight in Turmi.
Day 09: Depart Turmi and proceed to Arba Minch visiting en route the Areobre tribes. Overnight in Arba Minch.
Day 10: Drive to Goba having a stop at Dinsho, headquarter of Bale Mountains National Park where you may encounter the endmics of Mountain Nyala, Menelik Bushbuck. Overnight in Bale.
Day 11: Today you will have an excursion to Sanetti Plateau, the highest plateau in Africa. Here you may encounter the endemics of Ethiopia Wolf. Visit and proceed to Harrena Forest, the second dense forest in Ethiopia. Overnight in Bale.
Day 12: Leaving Goba, drive to Yirgalem passing through a number of coffee and various fruit cultivating towns. The coffee plantation and the nightly visit of hyenas are further attractions to be found in the surrounding area. Overnight in Yirgalem.
Day 13: You will drive back to Addis sightseeing en route. In the evening attend a folkloric dinner where you will have a chance to taste Ethiopian traditional foods and watch dance of different Ethiopia ethnic groups. Later transfer to the airport for your departure.