10 Days tour to the south Omo valley – Ethiopia
Duration : 10 Days
Transportation : Surface
Destination : Arbaminch,Dorze village,Lake Chamo, Turmi,Konso, Jinka, Mursi,Yabello, Yirgalem
Day 01: Arrival of Addis Ababa and Sight seeing
Arrival of Addis Ababa and meet the Yama Ethiopia Tours representative. Then transfer your hotel. Depending on your arrival time make sightseeing in Addis Ababa.
Day 02: Drive Arba Minch
In the morning en route you will visit the series Rift Valley lakes that are teemed with different bird species.
Day 03: Boat trip on Lake Chamo and Excursion to Dorze Village
Morning after breakfast make boat trip on Lake Chamo to see the largest crocodiles in Africa which measure up to 7 Mts. Afternoon visit Chencha village to visit Dorze people.
Day 04: Drive to Turmi via Konso
After breakfast drive to Turmi en-route visiting Tsemay and Benna tribes. Then walk to the villages of the Hammer people that enjoy body decoration and wear quantities of colorful beads and clay hair buns with Ostrich feathers spend pleasant after noon with friendly Hamar people.
Day 05: Excursion to Omorate
Excursion to Omorate to visit the Dasenach tribes across the Omo river by wooden local boat then come back to Turmi in the afternoon to visit the nearby hammer tribe village, also possibility to see special occasion ceremonies like wedding and ritual.
Day 06: Drive to Jinka
Early Excursion to Karo village for the visit of Karotribes with their interesting body decorations and scarification; Then drive to Jinka.
Day 07: Excursion to Mursi
In the morning after breakfast excursion to the Mursi tribe village known for their attractive culture, women wearing large clay plates into their lower lips. Then driveback to Jinka.
Day 08: Drive to Yabello via Konso Village
After breakfast drive to Yabello en route visit Konso tribes village. The king village is very interesting.
Day 09: Excursion to Elsod creator salt Lakes& drive to Yirgalem
Early morning excursion to Elosd, the crater salt lake to see the Borena people extracting mud salt for their livestock food and on the way back stop at Dubluk to see the singing well typical of Borena tribes when they serve their cattle from 20 M deep wells. Then proceed driving to Yirgalem.
Day 10: Drive back to Addis and Departure
Early morning after breakfast drive back via Awassa and visit the daily local fish market at lake Awassa. Evening fare well dinner at traditional restaurant and transfer to airport for flight back to home.