12 Days South Omo Valley Tour
Route: Addis Ababa – Arba Minch – Jinka – Omorate – Mursi – Yabello – Yirgalem – Awassa – Addis Ababa
Day 1Arrive in Addis Ababa
Arrive at Bole airport, Addis Ababa, and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, we take a city tour of Addis Ababa.
Day 2Addis Ababa, Arbaminch
In the morning, we will drive south of Addis Ababa through the Great Rift Valley to Arba Minch en-route visiting the Rift Valley lakes of Ziway, Abijata, and Shalla.
Day 3Arba Minch, Nechsar National Park, Lake Chamo
In the morning, we will have a game drive around Nechsar National Park. In the afternoon, we will take a boat cruise on Lake Chamo to see some of the biggest African crocodiles and hippopotamuses.
Day 4Arba Minch, Turmi
After an early breakfast, we will drive to Jinka en route visiting different cultural peoples and their villages, including the Konso.
Day 5Turmi, Omorate
On a cool morning, we will drive to Omorate to visit the Desanech (Geleb) tribal village after crossing the Omo River by boat.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Hamer village. At the same village, we will enjoy seasonal cultural activities including the famous Evangadi (Hamer dancing).
Day 6Turmi, Keyafer, Jinka
After breakfast, we will drive to Jinka through Keyafer. At Keyefer, we will visit the colorful weekly Keyafer market.
Day 7Jinka, Mursi, Jinka
After having an early breakfast, we will drive from Jinka to Mursi village. After our visit to the Mursi village, we will have our picnic lunch in Mago National Park and continue driving back to Jinka through the park.
Day 8Jinka, Yabello
After breakfast, we will start driving to Yabello through Konso with brief stops at different sites and villages.
Day 9Yabello, Yirgalem
After breakfast, we will visit the “Singing Well”, a remarkable feature of the Borena culture and drive to Yirgachefe.
Day 10Yirgalem, Awassa, Langano
After breakfast, we drive to Langano through Awassa.
Day 11Langano, Addis Ababa
After spending part of the morning relaxing around the beautiful lake, we will continue driving to Addis Ababa with brief stops at different towns like Mojo and Debre Zeit.
Day 12Addis Ababa
Today you will take a full-day city tour of Addis Ababa which includes the Ethnological Museum, the national museum, and the Mercato.
In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner party with a traditional special buffet and local drinks. After the farewell dinner, transfer to Addis Ababa airport for the flight back. End of tour.
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