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9 Days Tour to the South Omo Valley

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9 Days and 8 Nights

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Daily Tour

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South Omo is a Zone in the Ethiopian Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR). Usually this tour is considered to be cultural because it focuses on ethnic groups in omo valley. South Omo is bordered on the south by Kenya, on the southwest by the Ilemi Triangle, on the... More

South Omo is a Zone in the Ethiopian Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR). Usually this tour is considered to be cultural because it focuses on ethnic groups in omo valley. South Omo is bordered on the south by Kenya, on the southwest by the Ilemi Triangle, on the west by Bench Maji, on the northwest by Keffa, on the north by Konta, Gamo Gofa and Basketo, on the northeast by Dirashe and Konso, and on the east by the Oromia Region. The administrative center of Debub Omo is Jinka.

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DAY 1: Arrival of Addis Ababa and Sightseeing
DAY 1: Arrival of Addis Ababa and Sightseeing

Arrival of Addis Ababa and meet the Yama Ethiopia Tours representative, then transfer your hotel. Depending on your arrival time make sightseeing in Addis Ababa.

DAY 2 : Drive to Arba minch via Dorze village
DAY 2 : Drive to Arba minch via Dorze village

In the morning after breakfast drive to Arba minch through Chencha village to visit Dorze people.

DAY 3 : Boat trip on Lake Chamo & drive to Turmi
DAY 3 : Boat trip on Lake Chamo & drive to Turmi

Morning after breakfast make boat trip on Lake Chamo to see the largest crocodiles in Africa which measure up to 7 Mts. Then drive to Turmi.

DAY 4 : Excursion to Omorate
DAY 4 : Excursion to Omorate

Excursion to Omorate to visit the Dasenach tribes across the Omo river by wooden local boat then come back to Turmi in the afternoon to visit the nearby hammer tribe village, also possibility to see special occasion ceremonies like wedding and ritual.

DAY 5 : Drive to Jinka via Karo
DAY 5 : Drive to Jinka via Karo

Early Excursion to Karo village for the visit of Karo tribes with their interesting body decorations and scarification; Then drive to Jinka.

DAY 6 : Excursion to Mursi
DAY 6 : Excursion to Mursi

In the morning after breakfast excursion to the Mursi tribe village known for their attractive culture, women wearing large clay plates into their lower lips. Then drive back to Jinka.

DAY 7 : Drive to Yabello via Konso Village
DAY 7 : Drive to Yabello via Konso Village

After breakfast drive to Yabello en route visit Konso tribes village. The king village is very interesting.

DAY 8 : Excursion to Elsod creator salt Lakes & drive to Yirgalem
DAY 8 : Excursion to Elsod creator salt Lakes & drive to Yirgalem

Early morning excursion to Elsod, the crater salt lake to see the Borena people extracting mud salt for their livestock food and the way back stop at Dubluk to see the singing well typical of Borena tribes when they serve their cattle from 20 M deep wells. Then proceed driving to Yirgalem.

DAY 9 : Drive back to Addis and Departure
DAY 9 : Drive back to Addis and Departure

Early morning after breakfast drive back via Awassa and visit the daily local fish market at lake Awassa. Evening fare well dinner at traditional restaurant and transfer to airport for flight back to home.

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  • Guide
  • Scout
  • entrance fee
  • Food and bottled water
  • alcoholic drinks
  • tips

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