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Mosaic of divers culture

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Tour name:Mosaic of diverse culture

Duration: 9 days/ 8 nights

Tour Code: AT008

Transportation: By car

Tour Description – The following itinerary feature will get an opportunity to visit Ethiopian Great Rift Valley Region and its chains of Lakes for birding and scenery, Mago and Abijata - Shalla National Parks for wildlife, the Omo valley for the untouched tribal groups (such as: The Mursi- known for their lip plate, Hamer, Dassenech, Tsemay, Benna, A’ari, Arbore, Gamo, Dorze and Wolayita).

 

Day 1: Arrival to Addis Ababa and Sightseeing

Arrive Addis Ababa met your guide at the Airport and Transfer to hotel after check-in to the hotel, City tour in the New Flower, which includes the National Museum, the Ethnological Museum, situated in the former palace of Emperor Haile Selassie I, St. George Cathedral and Holy Trinity Cathedral. Drive to Mount Entoto, the panoramic view of the city and Merkato (the biggest open air market in Africa). Overnight hotel

Day 2: Drive from Addis Ababa to Arba Minch

After breakfast drive to Arba Minch via Butajira. You will pass through the wonderful panoramic landscape of the Hadiya and Wolayita People. En route take a short detour to the Chincha Mountain to visit the highland people of Dorze. If the day is Monday or Saturday you will visit their colorful market. Overnight hotel

Day 3: Drive from Arba Minch to Jinka (248 km)

After breakfast boat trip on Lake Chamo to spot crocodiles and hippos then proceed your drive to Jinka enroute visit Konso and the Cushitic speaking Tsemay people in the Weyto Valley. Passing through a small town called Key Afer (“red ground”). If the day is Thursday there is a colorful market where you can meet the Tsemay, Ari, Bena and Hamer people all at once. Dinner and overnight in hotel or camping in Jinka

Day 4: Day trip to Mago National Park

After driving down into the valley on a rough road, you arrive at Mago Park to visit the Mursi tribe, Mursi people are very colorful with a lot of body decoration, Ornaments and most remarkable characteristic is the lip disk for which they are famous over the world. Dinner and overnight in hotel or camping in Jinka

Day 5: Drive from Jinka to Turmi (147km)

Drive 147km to Turmi passing through the small towns of Key Afar and Dimeka, if the day is Thursday or Saturday you will visit the colorful market of Key Afar or Dimeka. Then continue driving to Turmi. It is the biggest town in the area of the Hamer people, one of the biggest and most beautiful tribes of the south. On Mondays a big colorful market takes place, where people from the whole region gather. Overnight in lodges or camping

Day 6: Day trip to Omorate (140km)

This village lies at the banks of Omo River, just near to the Kenyan border. Cross over the river by traditional boat to visit some villages of the Dassenech people. After coming back to Turmi explore the area in a small hike. If you are lucky, you can go to see the “bull jumping” a traditional initiation ritual. In addition, you will have the chance to see the traditional Hamer dance, called “Evangadi” in the evening. Overnight in lodges or camping

Day 7: Drive from Turmi to Arba Minch (210km)

The road passes alongside the mountains, providing splendid panoramic views. Visit a village of the Erbore people before reaching back to the soft, terraced hills of Konso. Overnight hotel

Day 8: Drive from Arba Minch to Langano (210km)

Drive to Abijata-Shalla Lakes National Park on the way make a detour to the mountainous forests of Wendo Genet, to watch birds and enjoy hot springs. Dinner and overnight in a lodge at Lake Langano

Day 9: Drive back from Langano to Addis Ababa

Visit the national park of the lakes Abijata and Shalla, two lakes which, despite of being just a short distance away from each other, are very different in their natural habitats. In the afternoon, you will arrive in Addis Ababa.Enjoy a traditional farewell dinner with Ethiopian cultural music and dancing presentations. Overnight hotel or departure. 

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  • Package Duration: 9 Day/8 night
  • Destination: Addis Ababa=>Arba Minch=>Jinka=>Day trip to Mago Np=>Turmi=>Day trip to Omorate=>Turmi to Arba Minch=>Langano=>Addis Ababa
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