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All around South- Ethiopia – (16 Days) - 16 Days

All around South- Ethiopia – (16 Days)

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Day 1
Arrive in Addis

This day depart Addis Ababa pick from airport then transfer Hotel.

Day 2
Addis Ababa

In this day starts city tour of Addis Ababa, including museums, churches and the Mercato overnight Addis Ababa overnight (Hotel).

Day 3
Addis Ababa - Arba Minch

Day 4
Arba Minch

In the morning, you will take a boat trip on Lake Chamo to see the famous crocodile market a stretch of sand where enormous Nile Crocodiles like to warm up in the sunshine. Sightings of hippos are also common on the lake. In the afternoon, you'll take a drive up the hillside to the highland community of Dorze. The Dorze people are famous for their skill as weavers and on a tour round the village, you will see some of their products. Even their houses are woven from bamboo. You can try your hand at spinning thread, and find out some of their many uses of the enset (false banana) plant. Afterward drive back to Arba Minch overnight. (Lodge)

Day 5
Arba Minch - Jinka

This morning we Leaving Arba Minch, the tour continues southwards, pass lake chamo to karat konso. The Konso Cultural Landscape, when we arrive konso having lunch in koso after visit konso village which includes 42 villages and surrounding farmland, is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.drive continue jinka (overnight lodge or Hotel ).

Day 6
Jinka -Mursi and Ari village

From Jinka, you will spend the day exploring villages of the Mursi and Ari people. The Ari people, who live in the fertile lands surrounding Jinka, predominantly practice settled agriculture and produce a variety of cereals, pulses, root crops, fruit and vegetables, as well as the cash crops coffee and cardamom. The Mursi people, who live in an almost inaccessible area between the Mago and Omo rivers, are famous for the clay lip-plates traditionally worn by women. There is much controversy surrounding the origins of these lip-plates with theories ranging from disfigurement to discourage slave-raiders to a sign of beauty overnight jinka. (Lodge or Hotel).

Day 7
Jinka - Turmi

Leaving Jinka, the tour continues south to Turmi, passing through an area occupied by the Hamer/Bana people before turmi we stop Benna village to visit afterward drive continue turmi afternoon before sunset will visit Hamer village overnight turmi (lodge).

Day 8
Turmi - Kangaten - Kibish

After early breakfast we depart to kibish to the heart of suri land (surma) , crossing omo river from kangaten side on newly build bridge , the west side of the river relatively been isolated and preserved from tourist radar in route we encounter different wild animal as we crossing omo national park. Today mostly it driving aiming to get suri for visiting. (Camping).

Day 9
Surma (Suri) full day

The suri still remain less visited tribes due to their remoteness and inaccessibility, and are also the most photo desired of all, For their incredibly ornate decoration of themselves, which they achieve through painting, scarification and adornment with flowers and other natural objects. (Camping tent).

Day 10
Kibish - Kakuta

Early depart to kakuta spend this afternoon and the morning visit and photo the Bume tribes. The Bume camping in kakuta will give us chance to get familiar with the life and culture of one of the most worriers tribes in omo valley overnight kakuta .(Camping ).

Day 11
Kakuta - Turmi

This aftrernoon Continue drive to Turmi centeral town of the Hamar Tribe, transfer to lodge relax getting ready for the next morning tribal expedition turmi overnight (Lodge).

Day 12
Karo - Omorate

From Turmi, you will visit villages of the Dassenech and Karo tribes. The Dassenech tribe, living around Omorate, is not strictly defined by ethnicity but has absorbed a wide range of different people over time. The Karo people are traditionally pastorals, with goats as their main livestock .They also practice spear-fishing in the Omo River. Karo men are best known for their elaborate body painting before important ceremonies. Overnight turmi (lodge).

Day 13
Turmi - Yabello

From Turmi it is a long but scenic drive Yabello. On the way, you will have another chance to see how the Tsemay people live and work, as well as seeing the way of life of the Borena people. The Borena are semi-nomadic pastoralists, considered to be the most traditional of all the Oromo groups. Their culture is well adapted to the hot, dry, harsh plains of southern Ethiopia and northern Kenya and they keep a unique breed of cattle with humps and small horns. Overnight Yabello. (Hotel).

Day 14
Yabello El Sod - Konso

From yabello you will take a trip to a crater lake named El Sod, meaning "place of salt" in the local Oromifa language. This inky-black lake, surrounded by 200m-high walls, is an important regional center of salt extraction. In the dry season, there is also the opportunity to see the famous "singing wells" of the Borena people. These wells, which were dug centuries ago, can be up to 30m deep. Men form a chain, balanced on precarious-looking ladders, along which they pass giraffe-hide buckets of water. As they do so, the men sing in unison to help maintain the rhythm and pace of the passing. Afterward back to Yabelo have lunch then, drive konso via on the way visit Borena village overnight konso (Lodge).

Day 15
Konso - Awassa

From Yabelo, you will start the journey back north, passing through Arba Minch. We stop for lunch Sodo ,then drive continue Awassa Your final destination for the day will be Awassa, a pleasant lakeside town where you will spend the night. Views over the lake at sunset can be spectacular overnight (Resort or Hotel).

Day 16
Awassa - Addis Ababa

In the morning, you will see Awassa famous fish market, before departing north for Addis Ababa. On the way, you will stop to visit Lake Zeway .The tour ends before depart airport will go direct souvenir shop and with dinner at a cultural restaurant in Addis Ababa, where you can see traditional dances from around the country while sampling various Ethiopian dishes.afterward depart airport.

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