Tour Code: AAETO 021- Omo and rift Valley

Duration: 14days/13nightsDestinations:Debrezeit crater lakes, Ziway lake, Abijata shalla NP, Awassa, yabello, Konso, key Afer, Jinka,

Mago NP, Mursi, Muguji, Karo, Turmi, Erbore, Langano

Transportation: Surface drive

Southern Ethiopia

Meal- Full board base

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Day 1- Addis Ababa

Arriving Addis Ababa and transfer to hotel. Afternoon, city tour of the capital. O/N hotel.

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Day 2- Addis Abeba-Awassa

Drive to Awassa via Melka Kunture, Adadi Mariam semi monolithic church, Tiya cemetery field, and Ziway. O/n hotel.

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Day 3- Awassa-yabello

Drive from Awassa to Yabello through lush and green landscapes crossing the village of Borena Oromo tribes. On the way visit Tutu-Fela cemetery field. O/n hotel.

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Day 4-Yabello-Konsso

Early morning, drive to one of the villages of Borena people, Elsod and enjoy with singing wheel or Debllock, the crater lake of Chew bet/salt house, where the local people extract salt in the lake, then back to Yabello for lunch. In the afternoon proceed to Konso village to see the village of the Konso people. O/n hotel.

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Day 5- Konsso-Jinka

Morning, more time in Konso with the visit of the traditional house of konso people and the Konso king then proceed to Jinka via Woito valley. Lunch picnic. Drives to Key -Afer market (Thursday) where the Bena, Tsemay, Ari and some time the Hammer people are coming together for shopping. O/n hotel/camping.

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Day 6- Jinka-Mago NP

Full day in Mago to see the Mursi and Bodi people and their villages. (If August, September & October, attend the stick fighting ceremony of the Mursi tribe known as Dueling). Then, late in the afternoon, game drive in Mago National park. O/N, camping.

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Day 7- Mago-Muguji village

Drive by crossing the Mago River to the Muguji village where the Muguji tribes are living. In the evening, attend on their dances and ritual ceremonies if available. O/n camping.

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Day 8-Muguji-Turmi

Drive from Muguji to Turmi through the villages of Lubuk /Duss/ Koricho villages where the Karo people are living then ahead to Kangate crossing the Omo river to see the Bume people and their village. O/n hotel.

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Day 9- Turmi

Full day in Turmi with a visit of the Hamer people, their village and the bull Jumping ceremony with “Evangadi” Dances if available. Drive to Demeka village if Monday, to attend on the colorful market day in which the Hamer, Karo & Dassanech people are meet each other. O/n hotel.

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Day 10- Turmi

Full day in Turmi with excursion to Omorate village to visit the Dassanech people, head to lake Turkana to see the lake itself and the surrounding tribes and back to Turmi. O/n lodge.

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Day 11- Turmi-Arbaminch

After an early breakfast, start driving to Arbaminch. On the way, have stop at Erbore village to visit the Erbore people. Lunch picnic at woito village and proceed to Arbaminch via Konso village. O/n hotel.

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Day 12- Arbaminch

Morning game drives in Nechi -Sar NP to see Zebras and other wildlife. Back to hotel for lunch then in the afternoon boat trip over lake Chamo and enjoy Crocodiles, hippos and birds of different species. O/n hotel.

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Day 13- Arbaminch- Langano

Drive to Chencha village to see the Dorzie people and their villages with typical houses constructions. Lunch in Wolaita town then head to the Rift Valley Lake, Langano. O/n hotel.

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Day 14- Langano- Addis Ababa

Morning, have some time by the side of the lake then drive to Addis Abeba via Abijata-Shalla lakes NP. After lunch, continue to lake Ziway to see different species of birds and Debrezeit to visit crater lakes. Dinner at traditional restaurant. Transfer to the airport for your departure home.
End of the tour.