Wenchi lake, Woliso, west Ethiopia
Rift Valley Shitu lake, South Ethiopia
crocodile market Chamo Lake, Arba Minch, Rift Valley, South Ethiopia
Hippos in Chamo Lake, Omo Valley Gateway, South Ethiopia
Hippos in Chamo Lake, Omo Valley Gateway, South Ethiopia
Dorze tribe house in Chencha village Arba Minch South Ethiopi
Dorze tribe house in Chencha village Arba Minch South Ethiopi
Lake Abaya, Arba Minch, Rift Valley, South Ethiopia
Mursi woman and cattle in Mago National Park, Omo Valley, South Ethiopia
Hamar tribe young woman, Omo Valley, South Ethiopia
Hamar tribe ladies, Omo Valley, South Ethiopia
Hamar tribe man in Omo Valley, Turmi Market, South Ethiopia
Hamar tribes old women Omo Valley, South Ethiopia
Karo tribe man, Omo Valley, South Ethiopia
Bird Watching in Awassa Lake, Rift Valley, South Ethiopia
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8 days / 7 nights


Standard 3* Hotel or Lodge


Breakfast, lunch and dinner included unless otherwise mentioned

Individual, start from 2 people

Price on request

Departure every week, on request

Tour code SOV03

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Tour Overview

This trip by car is designed for travellers who have only short time to visit the South part of Ethiopia. You will visit the major sites of the Great Rift Valley and you will join the beautiful Omo Valley.

To the South of the country lays the Omo Valley, itself home to several tribes : Mursi, Konso, Hamer, Benna, Karo, Erbore, Bumi, Omorate, Tsemay, Ari…who have preserved intact their culture and old customs.

You will stop at local market and villages to discover the diversity of each tribal group as Konso, Mursi, Benna, Tsemay, Hamer, Ari, Dessanech, Erbore, Dorze…

Highlights:Map and itinerary of SOV03 Ethiopia tour : Woliso, Yirga Alem, Konso, Turmi, Arbaminch, Awasa, Addis Ababa

  • Woliso
  • Lake Langano
  • Yrga Alem
  • Konso
  • Mago National Park (Mursi, Benna, Tsemay tribes…)
  • Turmi (Hamer, Ari, Dessanech tribes…)
  • Arbaminch (Erbore, Dorze Tribes…)
  • Awasa
  • Addis Ababa
Day by day

Day 1. Addis Ababa – Woliso (B-L-D)

Drive Addis Ababa-Woliso (120 km). On the way, visit magnificent Crater Lake Wonchi (46 km from Woliso): located South of Ambo at 3 220m.

O/N in Lodge.

Day 2. Woliso – Langano – Yirga Alem (B-L-D)

Drive Woliso-Butagira-Langano- Yirga Alem (530 km). On the way, visit Tiya Stele, lake Shetan, lake Ziway and Yirga Alem.

O/N in Lodge.

Day 3. Yirga Alem – Konso (B-L-D)

Drive Yirga Alem-Yabello-Konso. (450 km). On the way, many stops for visits of village and markets if possible.

O/N in Lodge.

Day 4. Konso – Jinka – Turmi (B-L-D)

Morning drive Konso to Jinka-Turmi (420km). On the way, visit Mursi tribes, Ari tribes and villages.

O/N in Lodge.

Day 5. Turmi (B-L-D)

Morning day excursion from Turmi to Omo-Rate visit Dessanech tribes (150 km drive & back). Afternoon, visit Hamer villages and if possible “Bull jumping” ceremony. O/N in Lodge.

Day 6. Turmi – Arbaminch (B-L-D)

Drive Turmi to Arbaminch (295 km). On the way, visit Erbore tribes, Konso village and visit boat trip on Lake Chamo.

O/N in Lodge.

Day 7. Arbaminch – Awasa (B-L-D)

Drive Arbaminch to Awasa (305 km). On the way, visit Dorze village, lake Chitu and after drive to Awasa.

O/N in Hotel.

Day 8. Awasa – Addis Ababa (B-L-D)

Drive to Addis Ababa (275 km). On the way, visit lake Ziway, lake Shetan, the steles of Tiya and the archaeological site Melka Kunture. If possible city tour of Addis Ababa. In the evening traditional farewell-dinner with presentations of traditional dances.

End of the tour. Departure.

Price and conditions

Included in the tour package : 

  • Overnight accommodations in hotels as indicated (or comparable standard).
  • For the camping comfortable tents and all necessary equipment is provided
  • Boarding as indicated (B= Breakfast/ L=Lunch/ D= Dinner)
  • Professional English-French German Italian Japan speaking guide
  • All excursions and transports as indicated
  • Boat excursions as indicated
  • Entrance fees for all sights and visits as indicated
  • Photos
  • Soft drinks and water

Services not included : 

  • International & internal flights
  • Visa fees
  • Not indicated meals
  • No alcoholic drink
  • Video camera- fees
  • Not mentioned visits and excursions

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