15- Days: Omo Valley, Arba Minch, Turmi, Karo, Mursi, and
12- Days Melka Kunatre, Arba Minch, and Omo Valley tribes
11- Days Rift Valley and Turmi
16- Days: Omo Valley, Mago National Park, Turmi and
15 - Days: Omo Valley, Arba Minch,
Turmi, Karo, Mursi, and Yabelo
Arrive in Addis Ababa and enjoy a city tour in the
afternoon, where you visit differen sites including the
National Museum (apart from on Mondays), Entoto Mountains
for wonderful views, and St. Mary’s church and tour of the
capital. O/n at a chosen hotel.
Day 2: In the morning, drive to Aregash lodge while en
route visit the crater lakes of Debre zeith and the three
Rift Valley lakes of Shala, Abyata and Langano. These
lakes are rich in bird species, such as pelicans,
flamingoes, storks and more. Visit the Sidamo people later
to learn about their houses and culture. O/n stay in
Day 3: Drive to Arba Minch, which means 40 springs in
Amharic. Here you will enjoy some beautiful views and
visit the Wolaiyta people; their villages, culture, the
cultivation of the false banana tree (from which roots
they extract their traditional bread, the Kocho), and
more. In the afternoon, drive to Chencha to visit the
Dorze people; their particular weaving works for which
they are famous, strange houses, cultivation of sorghum
and the false banana and more. Dinner and over night at a
hotel with spectacular views over the Chamo and Abaya
lakes, and the Nech Sar National Park. There is also a
natural path to walk down to the springs, admiring many
birds, views and more. O/n stay in Paradis lodge.
Day 4: In the morning, visit Netch Sar National Park with
a variety of wildlife, such as the endemic Swaynes
hartebeest, zebras, lesser kudu, and others. Return to
Arba Minch for lunch. In the afternoon, make a boat trip
on Chamo where you will see crocodiles and hippos (the
crocodiles here are some of the longest in Africa). Dinner
and O/N at hotel.
Day 5: Drive to Turmi, visiting the Konso and Derashe
people and their villages on the way. These tribes have
interesting cultures and traditions. They are famous for
their agricultural terracing. Continue on your journey,
visiting the Tsemay and Erbore people and their villages.
These have very colorful hairstyles, clothing and other
cultures which are sometimes peculiar. Later arrive in the
village of Turmi, home of the Hammer people. Dinner and
O/N at Turmi in a camp or, at an extra cost, at the tented
bungalows of the Buska lodge and campsite. According to
the market days, this program can be varied by driving
first to Jinka.
Day 6: Visit the Hamer people and their villages, where
you will see some dances and more aspects of their
culture. Notable is the unique marriage ceremonies, with
women slashing, bull jumping and more. If the day on which
you arrive is Monday or Saturday, you will visit the
colorful markets of the Hamer, Karo and Dassanech tribes
respectively at Turmi or Dimeka villages. These tribes are
famous for their hairstyles, ornaments, scarifications,
and other cultures. O/N in Turmi.
Day 7: Drive to Omorate, at the bank of the Omo River, to
visit the Dassanech villages. Depending on the number of
tourists, an excursion to the Turkana Lake at the border
of Kenya can be added. Return to Turmi for dinner and O/N.
Day 8: Drive to the villages of the Karo people. Visit
Kortcho village, from where you can experience very nice
views over the Omo River. Dinner and O/N at Murulle camp
site, at the bank of Omo River, or near a village.
Day 9: Continue to Mago National Park and camp at the bank
of River Neri. From there, explore the wildlife in the
park, which includes antelopes and other animals, as well
as birds. O/N in the camp.
Day 10: Proceed to the Mursi villages where, for beauty,
women put clay plates into their lips and men have
different scarifications, and more special cultures. You
can learn their ways of life. From there, continue to
Jinka village for dinner and O/N at a local hotel.
Day 11: Continue to Konso, visiting the Ari, Benna and
Tsemay people on the way. If it is on market days, visit
their very colorful markets on the way. Later on, arrive
in the famous villages of the Konso; to enjoy a
fascinating array of cultures and traditions. O/N at Konso
Edget or St. Mary Hotel (local 2* hotels).
Day 12: Continue to the land of the Borena people and in
the afternoon, drive to Elsod crater, from where Borena
men extract salt. Visit some of their villages. O/N at
Yabelo local hotel or camp.
Day 13: Drive to the Rift Valley lake of Awasa, going
through the land of the Guji people and very nice
landscapes on the way. O/N at Pina hotel (3*).
Day 14: In the morning, visit the fish market and then
drive to Addis. Lunch at Addis Ababa. The afternoon is
free. We suggest tours of the Mercato (other than on
Sundays), the biggest open-air market in Africa, and
different souvenir shops. For dinner, we suggest you visit
one of the traditional restaurants with folk dances of the
different Ethiopian regions. O/N at a chosen hotel.
Day 15: Transfer to the airport for departure.
12- Days Melka Kunatre, Arba Minch,
and Omo Valley tribes
Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa
An agent of Insight Ethiopian will receive you at Addis
Ababa Bole International Airport and transfer to hotel.O/n
stay in chosen hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Hosina En route visit Addis-Melka Kunture
Archeological sites, The Melkam-Kunture Prehistoric Site
lies near the Awash River Gorge is one of the most
important Neolithic sites in Ethiopia, where hand axes and
various other implements have been found. Tiya is a UNESCO
heritage, where of a peculiar type of engraved, grave
marking standing stelae, believed to have been erected
between the 12th and 14th centuries stand. Remains of
young people aged between 18 - 30 have been discovered
here which had been buried in fetal positions. O/n stay in
My house pension.
Day 3: Drive to Arba Minch Visit Chencha (Dorze village)
and Arbaminch. O/n stay in Paradise lodge.
Day 4: Excursion to Nech Sar NP and make a boat trip on
You will visit the Nechisar National Park and enjoy a boat
Excursion on Lake Chamo, where a large number of crocodile
inhabits the lake. O/n stay in Paradise Lodge.
Day 5: Drive to Jinka En route visit the Konso village,
which are well-known society for the terracing
agricultural practicel. On arrival depending on the time
visit also the Ethnological museum of Jinka.
O/n stay in Jinka resort
Day 6: Excursion to Mursi village via Mago NP Visit the
Mursi tribal village as well as Mago National Park. The
Mursi are nomadic cattle herders found close to the
Sudanese border. These people speak Mursi and the women
are famous for wearing plates in their lower lips. O/n
stay in Jinka resort
Day 7: Drive to Turim via Dimeka Turmi, is a small town
which is home to many of the the Hamar people.The Hamar
are largely pastoralists. The Hamar are known for cow
jumping: Visit hammer village.
O/n stay in Buska Lodge.
Day 8: Excursion drive to Murulle with a visit the Karo
tribe. Karo is an Omotic language and the tribe is closely
related to its neighbors, Hamer and Banna,O/n stay in
Day 9: Excursion to Omorate Visit the Dassench village.
O/n stay in Buska Lodge
Day 10: Drive to Arba Minch Visit an Arbore tribal
village, spending the night at Arbaminch. O/n stay in
Day 11: Drive to Awassa Visit the Wolyita villages O/n
stay in Lewi hotel.
Day 12: Drive to Addis Ababa Visit the Fish Market in
Awassa. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Addis and later, a
farewell dinner party. You will then be transferred to the
airport for your departure flight.
11-Days Rift Valley and Turmi
Arrive in Addis Ababa and go for a city tour. Visit the
Entoto Mountains, from where you can have very nice views
over the capital, the church of St. Mary, and the adjacent
museum of imperial objects. Then head back to the city to
visit the National Museum. O/N at hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Arba Minch, with some stops to visit the
Wolaiyta people on the way. Among their very interesting
cultures are their houses, way of life and cultivation of
the false banana (from which they extract their local
bread, called Kotcho). O/N at hotel.
Day 3: In the morning, drive to the mountains of Chencha
to visit the Dorze people: study their houses, weaving
works (for which they are very famous) and cultivation
(Sorghum or false banana). In the afternoon, enjoy a boat
trip on Lake Chamo, where you will see hippos and
crocodiles whose lengths reach a maximum of 06 meters. O/N
Day 4: Drive to Jinka, visiting the interesting Konso,
Derase, Ari, Benna and Tsemay people, who are very famous
for their hairstyles, ornaments all over their body and
other unique cultures, on the way. Konso people are famous
for their terracing agricultural practices among other
traditions. O/N in camp or a local hotel in Jinka town.
Day 5: Explore the Mursi people and their villages. Here,
for beauty, women insert round clay plates into their
lips. Men have different scarifications based on the
number of enemies or wild animals they have killed in
battle. There are many other cultures. O/N in Mago
National Park (camping).
Day 6: Go through the region of the Karo people and visit
their village of Kortcho, with beautiful views over the
Omo River. Karo people are famous for their extravagant
hairstyles among men and for the different ornaments and
paintings all over their bodies. Continue to the land of
the beautiful Hammer people. O/N at Turmi at the Evangadi
Campsite & Lodge (camp or fixed tents).
Day 7: Full day in Turmi, the region of the very popular
Hammer people, with unique hairstyles, different cultural
traits, ornamental traditions and more. Visit some very
interesting villages and enjoy folk dances. You might get
a chance to see a Hammer marriage ceremony colored with
unique celebrations such as bull jumping by men. If you
like, you can do a morning excursion to Omorate, around
the bank of the Omo River, to visit the Dassanech tribes &
villages. O/N at Turmi (camp or fixed tents).
Day 8: Drive towards Konso & visit the Konso villages and
very interesting cultures. O/N at hotel
Day 9: In the morning, visit Netch Sar National Park. In
the afternoon, drive to Lake Langano. O/N at hotel
Day 10: Visit the Rift Valley lakes of Shalla & Abyata
before heading back to Addis Ababa. O/N at hotel in Addis
Day 11: Departure.
16 - Days: Omo Valley, Mago
National Park, Turmi and Yabello
Arrival in Addis Ababa. O/N at hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Awassa en route visit the crater Lakes of
Debre Ziet. O/N at hotel.
Day 3: Visit the Wolayita people and Chencha (the Dorze
tribes). O/N at Arba Minch hotel.
Day 4: In the morning, visit Nech Sar National Park and in
the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Chamo. O/N at
Day 5: Drive to Jinka. On the way, visit the Tsemay, Ari
and Benna people, and if possible, possible their markets.
O/N at Jinka in hotel or camp.
Day 6: Drive to the villages of the Mursi people. O/N in
Mago National Park (camping at the bank of River Neri).
Day 7: Drive to Murulle to visit the Karo tribes and their
villages. O/N camp at Murulle or Duss.
Day 8: Cross the Omo River to visit the Bume. O/N at Turmi
camp or lodge.
Day 9: Drive to Omorate and visit the Dassanech (Gelab)
tribe and Turkana (if possible). O/N in Turmi among the
Day 10: Visit the Hammer market, watch their music and
dance. O/N in Turmi.
Day 11: Drive to Erbore to visit Erbore people. Continue
to Konso. O/N in a camp or 2* hotel.
Day 12: Visit Konso village and drive to Yabelo in the
afternoon to visit the Borana people. O/N in a camp or 2*
Day 13: Drive to El Sod to visit the Borana (Oromo)
people, famous for salt extracting, and the Dublock
singing wells. O/N in Yabello.
Day 14: Drive to Awassa. O/N at hotel.
Day 15: Visit the Awassa fish market and drive to Addis
Day 16: Departure.
Note: This Tour Package can be customized depending upon
your Requirements and choice.