Nine days in South Ethiopia


Nine days in South Ethiopia

Day 1- International flight to Addis Ababa, our staff will welcome you at the airport and you will proceed to a short city tour of Addis Ababa as time permits.

Day 2- Fly from Addis Ababa to Arba Minch and visit Dorze tribe

After breakfast visit the National Museum which houses some of Ethiopia’s Historic treasures, were the oldest hominid ever found in the world is kept, known as Lucy or Dinkinesh and continue to the Ethnographic Museum.

You then fly to Arba Minch in the afternoon. Upon arrival drive to the hotel for check in and then drive to mountain Guhe were the Dorze people live. Dorze people are known for their Elephant shaped houses made of bamboo wood & false banana leafs.

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Day 3 –Drive from Arba Minch - Jinka (240 KM)

In the morning you will take a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the Nile crocodile and hippos. You will have a chance to see groups of hippos and some of the biggest Crocodiles.

You will then drive to Jinka, upon arrival in Jinka visit the Ari People and check in to your hotel.

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Day 4 - Jinka - Tourmi (200 KM)

After breakfast you will visit the Mursi village within Mago National park. The Mursi tribe women are known for their lower lip and earlobe Plates.  After lunch drive to Tourmi, the home town of the Hammer people. Dimeka market on Tuesday and Saturday. Upon arrival in Tourmi visit the hammer tribe village.

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Day 5 – Excursion to karo Tribe and Dassenech Tribe (290KM)

After breakfast drive to the Karo tribe village. The karo are well known for their body painting & decorations. The Karo people are also the Smallest of all tribes.  After visiting Karo drive to Omorate and cross the Omo River using locally boats made out of wood to visit the Dassenech tribe whose people come from multiple ethnic groups. There are eight clans which make up the Dassanech tribe; each clan is defined by its territory and you will visit one of them.    

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Day 6Drive from Turmi to Konso karate (190 KM) 

Depart Tourmi, on the way a brief stop at Bena and Tsemaye Tribe. Upon arrival in Konso visit the Konso tribe village. Based on the availability of his majesty, king of Konso you will meet the king of Konso to get in-depth explanation about the Konso people way of life. The Konso Tribe is well known for their finest Terrance making tradition. These advanced but old-age traces are one of Ethiopia’s UNISCO registered heritages.

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Day -7 Short Hike in the beautiful mountain scenery of Konso and drive to Arba Minch for your flight to Addis Ababa (90KM)

After Breakfast drive 5KM to the extraordinarily shaped chain of mountains known by many as New York for its similarity to that of the sky scrapers in New York and hike for one hour. You then drive back to Arba Minch for your flight to Addis Ababa

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Day 8 – City tour of Addis Ababa and fly back home

After breakfast proceed to visit the Ethnographic Museum and the Holy Trinity Church which is the main cathedral and the resting place to the remains of Emperor Haile Selassie. After lunch proceed to the largest open market in Africa- Merkato. Palace of Menelik-II, the founder of Addis Ababa is located on Entoto Mountain, and offers magnificent views of the surrounding eucalyptus forest and Addis Ababa below.