Surma Tribe boy, Omo National Park, South West Ethiopia
Young boy from Surma tribe, Omo valley, south of Ethiopia
Hamar tribe woman, Omo Valley, South Ethiopia
Surma boy in Omo National Park, South West Ethiopia
Mursi tribe man in Omo Valley, Turmi Market, South Ethiopia
Hamar market in Turmi, Omo Valley, South Ethiopia
Hamar tribe mother and child, Omo Valley, South Ethiopia
Dassanech tribe young woman, Omo Valley, South Ethiopia
Zebra Burchell in Nechisar National Park, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
crocodile market Chamo Lake, Arba Minch, Rift Valley ,South Ethiopia
Abyssinian fox in Bale Mountains, south Ethiopia
Awash River in Awash National Park, East Ethiopia
Harar old city, Museum of Arthur Rimbaud french writer, East Ethiopia
Hyena, in Harar, East Ethiopia
Old mosque in Harar holy city, East Ethiopia
Harar Jugol, wall of holy city, East Ethiopia
Dire Dawa train station, East Ethiopia
Dire Dawa train station East Ethiopia
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13 days / 12 nights

 Easy

Standard 3* Hotel or Lodge

Surface

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included unless otherwise mentioned

Individual, start from 2 people

Price on request

Departure every week, on request

Tour code SOV01

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Tour Overview

You will visit the major sites of the Great Rift Valley with its lakes and its wilderness area. Then you will join the beautiful Omo Valley.

The Omo Valley is home to many of the most of the well preserved tribal groups in Africa.

You will observe many tribes with different traditions and ways of life : Mursi, Konso, Hamer, Benna, Karo, Erbore, Bumi, Omorate, Tsemay, Ari…who have preserved intact their culture and old customs.

You will visit villages and local markets which are meeting places for people from different ethnic groups and from mile around.

You will also observe sceneries, beautiful nature and endemic animals in the Bale Mountains.

The tour will continue until Harar (East part of Ethiopia) known as one of Islam’s holiest centre. On the way, you will visit Awash National Park well known for its wildlife in eastern Ethiopia.

Highlights :

  • Woliso
  • Lake Langano
  • Yrga Alem
  • Konso
  • Turmi (Hamer, Mursi, Ari, Dessanech tribes…)
  • Arbaminch (Erbore, Dorze Tribes…)
  • Awasa
  • Bale Mountains
  • Awash National Park
  • Harar
  • Dire Dawa
  • 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 – Bale Mountains (B-L-D)

Drive Awasa to Bale (235 km). Visit Bale Mountains: short trekking (2-3 h) to discover Disho National Park and his endemic animals.

O/N in Lodge.

Day 9. Bale Mountains (B-L-D)

Morning, visit Sente Moutains in which is located Abyssinian fox. Afternoon, 3 hours trekking in Bale National Park.

O/N in Lodge.

Day 10. Bale Mountains  – Awash National Park (B-L-D)

Drive Bale Mountains to Awash National Park (395 km). Morning visit Sente Moutains in which is located Abyssinian fox. Afternoon, drive to Awash National Park.

O/N in Lodge.

Day 11. Awash – Harar – Dire Dawa (B-L-D)

Drive Awash-Harar-Dire Dawa. Morning game drive in Awash National Park. In the evening, visit hyena place. You will appreciate a little show organized by the famous hyena men of Harrar. Drive back to Dire Dawa for the night.

O/N in Hotel.

Day 12. Dire Dawa – Harar (B-L-D)

Drive back to Harar. Very early the morning, visit the famous chat market “Aweday” and after arrival in Harar, visits of Harar (city tour, Rimbaud House, Jugol, view on the town, museums…). Drive back to Dire Dawa for the night.

O/N in Hotel.

Day 13. Dire Dawa – Addis Ababa (B-L-D)

Drive or Flight back to Addis Ababa. 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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