Semir Worku | Ethiopia | January 5

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STT 024/Ethiopian Grand Cultural Expedition By surface

Tour code: STT 024
By surface
8 Days / 7 Nights
South - Omo Valley

Day 1: Depart South from Addis via Butajira. On the way, visit the archeological sites of Tiya and Adadi Maryam. Overnight in Awassa.

Day 2: After breakfast, take a boat trip on Lake Awassa to visit the fish market while admiring the amazing birdlife in the area, and maybe some hippos. Then proceed to Dorze to visit the Dorze people who are known for their tall beehive-like huts and quality woven cotton fabrics. If the day is a market day, you will visit the market. Overnight in Arba Minch.

Day 3: In the morning, we will embark on a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the hippos and the famous Crocodile market. Then proceed driving to Jinka for an overnight stay,stopping at Key Afar for a visit if it is market day.

Day 4: Early in the morning, drive to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi Tribes, who are known for their lower lip and earlobe plates. Overnight in Jinka.

Day 5: Drive to Turmi via Dimeka. If the day is a market day in Dimeka that will be visited as it is one of the most colorful markets in the South Omo. At night, visit the traditional Hamer night dancing known as Evangadi. Overnight in Turmi, camping or in lodge.

Day 6: Drive to proceed to Konso via Erbore while visiting the market at Erbore on the way. Overnight in a hotel at Kanta Lodge.

Day 7: The Konso people are known for their wooden totems erected in honor of the dead warriors and their intricate agricultural terracing techniques. And visit the Konso people as well as the natural "New York" village. Afterwards, continue driving to Lake Langano for an overnight stay on the lakeshore - camping or in lodge.

Day 8: After a refreshing morning swim in Lake Langano, head back to Addis Ababa.On the way visit Lake Abijata-Shala National Park and also stop at Lake Ziway to witness the local birdlife.


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  • international-ecotourism-society