Omo Valley Tribes

Day 1: Arrival and Drive to Arba Minch, on the way visit Alaba village
On the way, you will have the chance to visit some Rift Valley lakes and Alaba Village.
● Rift Valley Lakes
● Dorze Village

Day 2: Excursion to Lake Chamo and Trip to Dorze
In the morning; Make a boat trip on Lake Chamo to see Crocodiles, hippos and water birds and in the afternoon, drive to Chencha and visit to Dorze Village to see the Dorze People with Their even more intricate huts and weavings and their way of living then drive back to arba Minch then proceed to Jinka for overnight. On the way visit the Konso village, where the people wear colorful costumes, and use their steep land through impressive terracing; through annual wooden grave marks, they express their status. Their three-storey community house called Mora is impressive; all the young boys above 12 years old stay there every night inside till they marry. – Have lunch in Weyto and continue driving to the town of Jinka.
● Lake Chamo
● Dorze Village
● Konso people
● Cultural Landscape

Day 3: Excursion to Mago Park to visit the Mursi Tribe
Drive to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi people in their village. The Mursi are well known for the large clay discs their women wear inserted in their lower split lip. The Mursi women start cutting their lips between the age of 12 and 16 and thereafter, they put small wooden plugs into the hole and change it every night with the bigger one to stretch the lips till it can hold a 6 inch (15cm) round clay disc. The Mursi men wear very little, although a cotton wrap is becoming more common now.
● Mago National Park
● Mursi Tribe

Day 4: Drive to Turmi
Just like most of the indigenous tribes in the lower Omo Valley, the Bena practice ritual dancing and singing. The men often have their hair dressed up with a colorful clay cap that is decorated with feathers. Both the men and women wear long garments and paint their bodies with white chalk. Women of the tribe wear beads in their hair that is held together with butter.
● Bena Tribes

Day 5: Exploring the Hammer Tribes
First time, in the Omo Valley, travelers witness Ethiopia’s many ethnicities and cultural traditions. The Southern Cultural Route takes travelers to the heart of the most remote tribes, whose animist beliefs strike a chord with the true African experience.
In the afternoon drive to Hammer people who have a bull jumping ceremony; This ceremony is a transformation for young boys from young to adulthood; During the ceremony, you see the real Hamer traditional dance called Evangadi, and also the women from the jumper’s family are being beaten by his friends to show their love to the Jumper and that he is ready for adulthood.
● Desanech tribes
● Hamar tribes

Day 6: Drive to Awassa
The route is breathtakingly beautiful and leaves you with a lasting experience of the surrounding nature. Wondo Genet is situated in the mountain chain and jungle, which is the best place for nesting of various species of birds. It is also famous for its hot springs and the modern swimming pool makes your stay unforgettable.
● Bird Watching
● Lake Awassa
● Fish Market

Day 7: Drive back to Addis and Departure
Depending on your interest and time availability visit the local gift and traditional cloth shops. The tour ends with a transfer to Bole International Airport.

Tour Length: 7 Days
Tour Type: GIT & FIT
Destination(s): Ethiopia
Tour Price: Upon request

6 Nights Hotel Accommodation on a Shared Room. Extra USD 99.00 for Single Room Supplement
Private Ground Transport
Private English Speaking Tour Guide
Applicable Local Guides
Boat Transfers on Lake Chamo
All Entrance Fees
Service Charge and Tax Inclusive

Any Accommodation on the last day
Meals-Can be added upon request
Alcoholic Expenses
Tips for Service Providers
And what is not included on the “Included” List

More information upon request.