The tribes of the Omo Valley

The tribes of the Omo Valley

Description

Experiences

  • People
  • Nature

Duration

12 days

This 12-day trip will take you on a discovery of the last Ethiopian tribes, who, up until a few decades ago, were unknown to the rest of the world, even to the central government.

Our guides will help you discover the traditions, cultures and lifestyles of Hamer, Karo, Mursi, and Konso, who will surprise you and sometimes, during an initiation party, will share their most secret and surprising rites.

Total Immersion in the heart of Ethiopia, one of the cradles of humanity.

This circuit is possible only by 4x4.

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Photos

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Maps

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Stopovers

  • Day 1: ADDIS ABABA

    - Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel
    - Settle and rest
    - Visit of Mount Entoto with panoramic view of the city and visit of the Menelik II palace and museum
    - Lunch in town
    - Visit of the National Museum (Lucy skeleton)
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 2: ARBA MINCH

    - Departure for Arba Minch
    - Visit of the Paleolithic site Melka Kunture
    - Lunch en route
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 3: ARBA MINCH

    - Boat trip on Lake Chamo (hippos and crocodiles)
    - Lunch in town
    - Visit of the village Dorzé
    - Dinner and overnight at the hotel

  • Day 4: JINKA

    - Departure for Jinka
    - Market Tour Key Afer and meet the Béna and Tsemay tribes 
    - Lunch en route
    - Visit of the ethnographic museum
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 5: TURMI

    - Departure for Turmi
    - Visit Mago National Park and meet the Mursi tribe 
    - Picnic lunch
    - Dinner and overnight at the hotel

  • Day 6: TURMI

    - Departure to meet with the Gnangatoms tribe
    - Crossing of the Omo River
    - Visit of the Dimeka Market and meeting with the Béna tribe
    - Lunch en route
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 8: KONSO

    - Departure for Konso
    - Meeting with the Hamer tribe
    - Lunch en route
    - Meeting with the Konso tribe , visit of their village and market
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 8: YABELO

    - Departure for Yabello
    - Visit of the Lake El Sod crater and "singing wells"
    - Lunch en route
    - Visit of a traditional dwelling
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 9: YIRGALEM

    - Depart for Yirgalem
    - Meeting with the Borenas and Gudjis tribes
    - Lunch en route
    - Enjoy the hyena dinner, and coffee ceremony
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 10: LANGANO

    - Departure for Awasa 
    - Visit of the  Sidamo village
    - Visit of the the Awasa fish market
    - Lunch in town
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 11: LANGANO / ADDIS ABABA

    - Visit of the Abijata Shala park
    - Departure for Addis Ababa
    - Lunch en route
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 12: ADDIS ABABA

    - Morning break at the hotel
    - Preparations for departure
    - Breakfast at the hotel
    - Visit of the National Museum and the Holy Trinity Church
    - Shopping
    - Dinner in a traditional restaurant
    - Transfer to the airport

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Must-stop sites

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Rates

Description After-tax price per person
2 people 2 460 €
4 people 1 798 €
8 people 1 590 €
6 people 1 410 €
Single room 215 €

Depending on the airline company you choose, you may be required to land in Addis Ababa the day before your tour departs and possibly leave the day after the tour ends. Summer Time Tour & Travel may, in accordance with your preferences, handle your stay from arrival in Ethiopia until departure . Accommodation and meals at the Hotel Normandie in Gelan, outside of the tour package, will naturally raise the amount of your personalized quote.

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Information

The holiday stay
Your particulars

This reservation form is not binding and does not initiate a payment. The Summer Time Tour & Travel team will receive your reservation request and subsequently contact you to establish with you the details of your stay and payment conditions.

For any questions, feel free to contact Summer Time Tour & Travel:

By phone:
00 251 118 677 996

From Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00, French time
We speak both French and English.
Ethiopian number, carrier dependent

By e-mail:
contact@summertimetour.com
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