Omo Valley Cultural Tour

Tour Highlights

Here in Omo Valley you will encounter some of the most fascinating and colourful ethnic tribes of Ethiopia. Besides the diverse and fascinating people and rich cultural practises, the Omo Valley support a diverse variety wildlife and beautiful scenery.

Day 1 Arrive Addis Ababa

On arrival in Addis Ababa you will be met by our representatives and transferred to a hotel in Addis Ababa. Later on after freshening up , you will go out for a city tour of Addis Ababa.

Day 2 Addis Ababa City Tour

In Addis Ababa you can visit St. George cathedral, natural history and ethnological museums and the Mercato outdoor market to experience some of the city's culture. Enjoy Azmari traditional dancing, singing, restaurants and marvel at the panoramic city view below the Entoto Mountains.

Day 3 Arbaminch

En route see the beautiful land and scenery, visit the Dorze, famous for huge bee hive huts.

Day 4 Netch-Sar Park, Lake Abaya, Tchamo

The very beautiful Netch-Sar Park, ranked among the most scenic, most notable for its wildlife scenery with sweeping views over the plains to the majestic volcanic hills.

Day 5 Konso

The Konso are a people who have an ancient, complex, and fascinating culture with human fossils dating back 1.9 million years. Witness the extraordinary landscape of sand pinnacles formed by wind & rain.

Day 6 & 7 Turmi

Turmi is the main town of the Hamer, with its market, the people are known for their fine pottery, remarkable hair styling and body decoration.

Day 8 Mursi &Murle

The Mursi and Murle are one of the most famous tribes known for traditions including the lip plate worn by the women, and the fierce stick fighting between the men.

Day 9 Mago & Jinka

Visit the large and colorful market where you can expect to see different ethnic groups - the Ari, Hammer, Bena, Karo, Koygu and Bodi. At Mago you will see the rich wild life of the park, zebras, greater and lesser kudus, buffalo and on your way to Konso you will visit Keyafar.

Day 10 Yabelo

Yabelo wild life sanctuary has over 194 species of birds, including one of Africa's rarest, prince ruspoli turaco. There are also some 25 species of mammals including the greater and lesser kudus and Burchell's zebra. Day 11 Wondogenet or Langano Enjoy the hot spring resort "Wondo genet" where you can relax, swim, hot water bath and view birds like the yellow fronted parrot, Hemprichs, lesser honey guide, crowned hornbills and others.

Day 12 Addis

See the lakes of the Great Rift Valley rich in water birds. Langano lakes, park of Shala and Abyata, Lake Zewai and Debrezeit's crater lakes, plus a farewell dinner as a guest of Highway Tours.

Day 13 Departure

Last minute shopping + transfer to the airport.

 

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Here in Omo Valley you will encounter some of the most fascinating and colourful ethnic tribes of Ethiopia. Besides the diverse and fascinating people and rich cultural practises, the Omo Valley support a diverse variety wildlife and beautiful scenery.

Day 1 Arrive Addis Ababa

On arrival in Addis Ababa you will be met by our representatives and transferred to a hotel in Addis Ababa. Later on after freshening up , you will go out for a city tour of Addis Ababa.

Day 2 Addis Ababa City Tour

In Addis Ababa you can visit St. George cathedral, natural history and ethnological museums and the Mercato outdoor market to experience some of the city's culture. Enjoy Azmari traditional dancing, singing, restaurants and marvel at the panoramic city view below the Entoto Mountains.

Day 3 Arbaminch

En route see the beautiful land and scenery, visit the Dorze, famous for huge bee hive huts.

Day 4 Netch-Sar Park, Lake Abaya, Tchamo

The very beautiful Netch-Sar Park, ranked among the most scenic, most notable for its wildlife scenery with sweeping views over the plains to the majestic volcanic hills.

Day 5 Konso

The Konso are a people who have an ancient, complex, and fascinating culture with human fossils dating back 1.9 million years. Witness the extraordinary landscape of sand pinnacles formed by wind & rain.

Day 6 & 7 Turmi

Turmi is the main town of the Hamer, with its market, the people are known for their fine pottery, remarkable hair styling and body decoration.

Day 8 Mursi &Murle

The Mursi and Murle are one of the most famous tribes known for traditions including the lip plate worn by the women, and the fierce stick fighting between the men.

Day 9 Mago & Jinka

Visit the large and colorful market where you can expect to see different ethnic groups - the Ari, Hammer, Bena, Karo, Koygu and Bodi. At Mago you will see the rich wild life of the park, zebras, greater and lesser kudus, buffalo and on your way to Konso you will visit Keyafar.

Day 10 Yabelo

Yabelo wild life sanctuary has over 194 species of birds, including one of Africa's rarest, prince ruspoli turaco. There are also some 25 species of mammals including the greater and lesser kudus and Burchell's zebra. Day 11 Wondogenet or Langano Enjoy the hot spring resort "Wondo genet" where you can relax, swim, hot water bath and view birds like the yellow fronted parrot, Hemprichs, lesser honey guide, crowned hornbills and others.

Day 12 Addis

See the lakes of the Great Rift Valley rich in water birds. Langano lakes, park of Shala and Abyata, Lake Zewai and Debrezeit's crater lakes, plus a farewell dinner as a guest of Highway Tours.

Day 13 Departure

Last minute shopping + transfer to the airport.