Tour of Southern Ethiopia and the Lower Omo Valley

This is a chance to go far off the grid within Ethiopia's Southern Rift Valley, meet some of Africa's most traditional tribes and enjoy immersing in natural wilderness

per adult from

$3,625

AUD

Duration

10 days

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  • What's included :
    • 9x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 10 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Private transportation
    • Accommodation
    • Entry/Admission - Entoto Maryam Church
    • Entry/Admission - Shiro Meda Market
    • Entry/Admission - Ethnological Museum
    • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Ethiopia
    • Entry/Admission - Holy Trinity Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Addis Mercato
    • Entry/Admission - Nechisar National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Dorze Village
    • Entry/Admission - South Omo Research Centre Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Hippo watching on Lake Awassa
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Addis Ababa City Highlights Tour

      Stop At: Entoto Maryam Church, North Shewa, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
      Today begins with a drive to Entoto mountain where we visit the historical site of Emperor Menelik's Palace and Maryam Church, the oldest in Addis Ababa
      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Shiro Meda Market, Entoto St, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
      We drive next to Shiro Meda and visit the city's largest market for traditional clothing
      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Ethnological Museum, Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
      On the campus of Addis Ababa University, is one of Africa's best Ethnological Museums and the former Palace of Emperor Haile Selassie, we visit the museum to learn more about the different cultures and people of Ethiopia
      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: National Museum of Ethiopia, King George VI Street, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
      We visit Ethiopia's National Museum and see Lucy, the world famous fossilised hominid discovered in 1974. The museum also showcases ancient artefacts and exhibition galleries of art
      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Aratkilo area Addis, Addis Ababa 123 Ethiopia
      Built in 1933, the Holy Trinity Cathedral is the largest Orthodox church in Ethiopia and the final resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie
      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St, Addis Ababa null Ethiopia
      You will have the chance to go on a guided tour through Mercato - Africa's largest outdoor market
      Duration: 1 hour

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at the Holiday Hotel in central Addis Ababa

      Day 2: Drive to Arba Minch

      Stop At: Arba Minch, Arba Minch, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
      Today we drive south through Ethiopia's Great Rift Valley to Arba Minch located in the heart of the Gamo Gofa Highlands.
      Duration: 7 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at Haile Resort overlooking lakes Chamo and Abaya in Arba Minch

      Day 3: Day trips to Nechisar National Park and Dorze

      Stop At: Nechisar National Park, Arba Minch Ethiopia
      In the morning we visit nearby scenic Neshisar National Park which contains diverse natural habitats and wildlife such as zebra, hartbeasts, gazelle, dik diks and at least 200 species of birds. We take a motorboat on the lake to see crocs, hippos and pelicans.
      Duration: 3 hours

      Stop At: Dorze Village, Arba Minch Ethiopia
      In the afternoon we drive up through the highlands to visit Dorze. You will go on a village tour and learn about the indigenous Dorze culture from cotton weaving to pottery and a trek to a local waterfall
      Duration: 3 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at Haile Resort

      Day 4: Drive to Turmi and visit a local market

      Stop At: Turmi, Turmi, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
      Today's journey is an exciting 6 hour drive with plenty to observe from the window. We pass through the Konso 'cultural landscape' and visit an Omo Valley Market along the way, depending on the day this could be in Alduba, Keyafar, Demeka or Turmi
      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at Buska Lodge

      Day 5: Visit the Hamar tribe - Community experience

      Stop At: Turmi, Turmi, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
      You will spend time in the Hamar community with a guide and local family, enjoying traditional food, delving deeper into rural tribal culture and participating in some arranged activities at a village or on a farm, an evening campfire with traditional bbq goat can be arranged
      Duration: 7 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at Buska Lodge

      Day 6: Drive to Jinka and visit the Banna tribe

      Stop At: Jinka, Jinka, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
      Today we drive to Jinka visiting Banna tribe living around Keyafar
      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at Jinka Resort

      Day 7: Visit Jinka Museum and the Ari tribe

      Stop At: South Omo Research Centre Museum, on top of hill in Jinka, Jinka Ethiopia
      In the morning we visit the centre's exhibition where you learn more about the region's indigenous communities and a way of life once followed by all humankind
      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Jinka, Jinka, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
      After the museum, we visit an Ari village to learn practically about this large farming communities local customs and practices
      Duration: 3 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at Jinka Resort

      Day 8: Drive to Konso and visit Konso sights

      Stop At: Konso, Konso, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
      Today's longer drive takes us on a climb through the Omo Valley where we stop along the way to visit Konso. You will have a chance to walk around the fortress-like villages with their uniquely designed stone-walled walkways, thatched huts and terraced farms.
      Duration: 7 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight at Kanta Lodge in Konso

      Day 9: Drive to Hawassa

      Stop At: Hippo watching on Lake Awassa, Awassa, Awasa Ethiopia
      You will make stops along the journey to Hawassa, when you reach the city, you can take an evening boat ride to see hippos
      Duration: 3 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at Haile Resort in Hawassa

      Day 10: Visit Lake Hawassa and drive to Addis

      Stop At: Awasa, Awasa, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
      Boat ride and tour on Lake Hawassa, enjoy fresh fish
      Duration: 7 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Dayroom at Hiday Hotel in Addis Ababa
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      You will be picked up by one of the Yared Tour team members at the airport when you first arrive in Ethiopia and driven back to your hotel Airports
      • Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
      Departure Time :
      Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 3/10/2020 - 7/29/2022
      Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 11:30 PM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
      If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
      If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    4

    Organised by Yared Tour & Travel

    Activity ID: V-223358P4

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