14-Days South-West Ethiopia, Gambella and Surma
22- Days: Surma People, Omo National Park & River, and
14-Days South-West Ethiopia,
Gambella and Surma
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: Excursion in Addis Ababa
Visit the Ethnological and National museum, Trinity
Cathedreal, Entoto and Merkato, the biggest open air
market in Africa. O/n stay in chosen hotel
Day 3: Drive from Addis to Nekemte visiting the Showa and
Wolega Oromos. Visit the Ethnological museum of Wellega
O/n stay in local hotel
Day 4: Drive from Nekemte to Dembi Dolo, located in the
Western Welega Zone of the Oromia Region through very
green-forested area. The town was originally names Sayo,
after the semi-autonomous kingdom that had ruled in this
area in the years after 1900. O/n stay in local hotel
Day 5: Drive form Dembi Dollo to Gambella, the capital of
the Gambela Region that nestles at the confluence of the
Baro River and its tributary the Jajjaba. The town is home
to an airport and the Gambela National Park is nearby. O/n
stay in local hotel
Day 6: Excursion to see the Agnuak people. These Nilotes
are a river people whose villages are scattered along the
banks and rivers of southeastern Sudan and western
Ethiopia, in the Gambela Region. The Agnuak people are
herdsmen and famers, believed to have a common origin with
the Luo and Shilluk. O/n stay in local hotel
Day 7: Excursion to see the Nuer poeple, who live mostly
in Southern Sudan, in the Upper Nile Province around the
junction of the Nile River and the Bahr el Ghazal and
Sobat River, and extend up the Sobat across the border
into Ethiopia. These people are said to have begun an
active migrations in the 1800s, and as they moved
eastward, they pushed the Anuak people further east into
Ethiopia. The Nuer are tall and dark, and their culture
and that of the Dinka are similar. O/n stay in local
Day 8: Drive from Gambella to Mizan Teferi. Mizan Teferis
is in southern Ethiopia and is the largest town, and the
administrative center, of the Bench Maji Zone of the
Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region. O/n
stay in local hotel
Day 9: Drive from Mizan Teferi to Tulgit visiting the Dizi
and Surma people. The Dizi people’s homeland lies in the
northern part of the district while the Surma inhabit the
southern part. Most Dizi are subsistence farmers and keep
cattle, sheep and chickens, and are beekeepers for the
honey. Overnight Camping
Day 10: Drive from Tulgit to Kibish visiting the Surma
people. The Surma women are known for their beatification
rituals, in preparation for marriage: most women have
their bottom teeth removed and their bottom lips pierced,
then stretched, so as to allow insertion of a clay lip
plate. Overnight camping
Day 11: Visit the Surma Villages. Overnight camping
Day 12: Drive from Kibish to Bebeka O/n stay in Bebeka
Day 13: Drive from Bebeka to Jimma- an Eastern corner of
the country famous for its coffee. O/n stay in Central
Day 14: Drive back from Jimma to Addis, visiting the
Gurage and Oromo people. The Gurage people inhabit a
semi-fertile, semi-mountainous region in southwest
Ethiopia. Overnight at your hotel in Addis Ababa.
Day 15: Sightseeing tour and Departure
22- Days: Surma People, Omo
National Park & River, and Omo Valley
Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa.
Day 2: Drive to Jimma. O/N at hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Bebeka. O/N in camp or lodge.
Day 4: Dizi people. O/N in camp.
Day 5: Tulgit (Surma people). O/N in camp.
Day 6: Kibish for Surma villages. O/N in camp.
Day 7: Return to Tulgit. O/N in camp.
Day 8: Drive to Maji. O/N in camp.
Day 9: Continue to visit the Adikas, Dizi & Zilmamo
tribes. O/N in camp.
Day 10: Proceed to Nuer, the headquarters of Omo National
Park, which is very rich in wild life. O/N in camp.
Day 11: Drive to Nuer for an O/N camp.
Day 12: Bume people & villages. O/N in camp.
Day 13: Drive to Omo river (to visit the Omo Mursi), cross
river by boat. On the other side, you find other vehicles
to return with. O/N in Omo River camp.
Day 14: Visit the Mursi people. O/N in Mago camp.
Day 15: Visit the Karo people and their villages. O/N in
Turmi camp or lodge.
Day 16: Excursion for Dassanech people at Omorate, a bank
of Omo River. O/N in Turmi.
Day 17: Visit the Hammer peoples’ villages. You could
visit the market and get to watch ceremonies such as the
bull jumping. O/N in Turmi.
Day 18: Villages of the Erbore and Konso people. O/N in
Konso at local hotel or camp.
Day 19: Yabelo to see the Borena people and El Sod crater.
O/N in camp or local hotel.
Day 20: Drive to the Rift Valley lake of Langano. O/N at
Day 21: Visit the Rift Valley lakes and then return to
Addis Ababa. O/N at hotel.
Day 22: Departure.