OmoValleyTour– Customized Itinerary
Day 1-Fly to Arba Minch Dorzevillage visit
Fly from Addis to Arba Minch, upon your arrival, our driver will pick you and transfer you to your hotel OR directly proceed driving to Dorze, set in the highlands above Arba Minch. The Dorze people are known for their tall beehive-like houses and their fine cotton weaving. You will visit the village and learn about the daily lives of these industrious people. If today is market day (in Dorze village on Monday and Thursday and in nearby Chencha on Tuesday and Saturday), that will be visited. Overnight in Dorze in traditional Dorze hut (shared toilet facilities) or continue to Arba Minch for overnight in Paradize lodge….this depends on your day activity.
Day 2- Day
In the morning drive arbaminch to turmi to see the hamer people . If there is Jumping of the Bulls traditional Hamer coming-of-age ceremony, that will be visited. Overnight in Turmi
In the morning drive turmy to jinka and drive through the Mago National Park to a local village of the Mursi tribe. The Mursi are known for their lower lip and earlobe plates. In the afternoon, after returning to Jinka, you can visit the South Omo Museum & Research Center to learn more about the local tribes. Alternatively, take a hike in the surrounding hills to visit a local Ari village. Overnight in Jinka (camping, hotel or lodge).
After breakfast, depart from Jinka to Arba Minch via Key Afar and Konso. Thursday is market day in Key Afar, where you will see the Benna and Tsemai tribes trading goods. This is another very popular market in the region. After the visit, proceed to Konso (market days are Mondays and Thursdays). The Konso people are known for their wooden statues, known as wakas, which are erected in honor of dead heroes as well as their innovative agricultural terracing. Today you will have a brief opportunity to visit a local village and the cultural museum displaying many waka statues. After the visit, proceed driving to Arba Minch. Overnight in Arba Minch Ezana Hotel.
Day 5- Boat trip on lakeChamo and Fly back to Addis
Wake up morning around 7:30am, have breakfast and start your last day visit in Arba Minch.
This morning, depart to Arba Minch for a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the “crocodile market”, and the local hippos, enormous crocodiles and possibly even Hippopotamus before returning to the airport. Our driver will drop you off at the airport Fly back to Addis.
The Omo valley tour itinerary is fixable as per the market days in each village