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Omo Valley Safari

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  • - Departure; Scheduled and tailor-made departure dates
  • - Duration; 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • - Lodging; Lodges
  • - Group Size; Minimum 1
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Day 1: Awassa
- Departing Addis Ababa we head South via Butajira.
- We take in a few archaeological sites along the way, including Tiya (ancient stelae field a "UNESCO" World Heritage Site), Adadi Maryam (a rock church similar to Lalibela) and Melka Kunture (pre-historic tool making site).
- Awassa is our final stop of the day.
- Overnight in Awassa at Haile Resort/Tadesse Enjory Hotel/Pinna Hotel.

Day 2: Dorze
- After breakfast we visit Lake Awassa and the fish market.
- From Lake Awassa we drive to Dorze (set in the highlands above the town of Arba Minch).
- The people of Dorze are renouned for their beehive-like houses and their fine cotton weaving.
- Village tour is on the cards and a visit to the local market (should it be open).
- Overnight in Dorze in traditional Dorze hut (shared toilet facilities) or continue to Arba Minch for overnight at Paradise Lodge/Tourist Hotel/camping at Wabe Shabelle Hotel.

Day 3: Lake Chamo
- Breakfast and a short walk around we head off for the town of Arba Minch.
- An afternoon boat trip on Lake Chamo and a visit to the "Crocodile Market" is on the cards.
- Overnight in Arba Minch at Paradise Lodge/Tourist Hotel/camping at Wabe Shabelle Hotel.

Day 4: Turmi
- Depart from Arba Minch after breakfast we head for the town of Turmi (arriving in the afternoon).
- Along the way we stop in the village of Weyto (home to the Tsemai tribe).
- Continueing on from Weyto we head through the Weyto Valley to Erbore for a brief photography stop.
- Finally we arrive at Turmi, home of the Hamer tribe.
- Traditional night dancing of the Hamer tribe is a must for all.
- Overnight in Turmi at Buska Lodge/Evangadi Lodge/camping at Keske Campsite.

Day 5: Turmi
- A morning trip to visit the Dassenech tribe in the town of Omorate.
- From Omorate we cross the Omo River (by boat) and enter a Dassenech village.
- Returning to Turmi in the afternoon, a chance to visit the a local Hamer village is on the cards.
- If there is Jumping of the Bulls traditional Hamer coming-of-age ceremony, that will be visited.
- Overnight in Turmi at Buska Lodge/Evangadi Lodge/camping at Keske Campsite.

Day 6: Jinka
- Departing for the Jinka area we travel through the towns of Dimeka and Key Afar.
- Dimeka offers one of the most colorful markets in the area and is visited by many tribes, including Hamer, Benna and Karo.
- Overnight in Jinka at Eco Omo Lodge/Orit Hotel/Goh Hotel.

Day 7: Jinka
- A morning drive through the Mago National Park awaits and onto a village of the Mursi tribe.
- The Mursi people are known for their lower lip and earlobe plates.
- Returning to Jinka in the afternoon.
- We visit the visit the South Omo Museum & Research Center to learn more about the local tribes.
- Or alternatively, hike in the surrounding hills to visit a local Ari village.
- Overnight in Jinka at Eco Omo Lodge/Orit Hotel/Goh Hotel.

Day 8: Konso
- After breakfast we leave Jinka behind and head for to the town of Konso.
- Along the way we stop of in Key Afar where we witness the Benna and Tsemai tribes trading goods.
- Arriving in Konso in the afternoon.
- Konso people are well known for their wooden statues (wakas), that are erected in honor of dead heroes.
- Konso people are also interestingly known for their innovative agricultural terracing.
- Time permitting, you can also visit the “natural New York Village”, named after the tall sand formations resembling skyscrapers.
- Overnight in Konso at Kanta Lodge (tukul)/Kanta Lodge (standard room)/Strawberry Fields Ecolodge.

Day 9: Lake Langano
- Lake Langano is our destination today.
- Enroute we stop off at the Senkele Wildlife Sanctuary (famed for its endemic Swayne’s Hartebeest).
- Overnight at Lake Langano at Bishangari Lodge/Sabana Beach Resort/Wenney Ecolodge/Abule Bassumo Hotel.

Day 10: Addis Ababa - Safari Ends
- A stunning morning swim in Lake Langano awaits before we head off for Addis Ababa.
- On the way to Addis Ababa there is the chance of stopping off at Abiatta-Shala National Park (time dependant).
- Abiatta-Shala National Park offers up two interesting lakes;
- Lake Shala, with its deep blue waters is the deepest lake in Ethiopia at 236m.
- Lake Abiatta is a soda lake at which thousands of flamingos can be seen at various times of the year.



  • Rates from: US$ 1125.00
  • Per person sharing
  • Rates are based on four people per safari
  • Rates are in US Dollars
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - ADDIS; from £ 600
  • USA - ADDIS; from $ 1600
  • EUR - ADDIS; from € 800
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

  • Safari Includes
  • - Vehicle hire in 4WD vehicle (Toyota Land-cruiser or similar)
  • - English-speaking driver/guide
  • - Driver’s allowance (for his food & accommodation)
  • - fuel and road insurance
  • - Hotel accommodation as listed above (or similar quality, based on availability), double or twin share including breakfast
  • - Entrance fees to all locations including local guide service and boat trip on Lake Chamo
  • - All applicable taxes
  • Safari Excludes
  • - Accommodation and activities in Addis Ababa (quoted separately)
  • - Lunch, dinner and beverages, including all alcoholic beverages
  • - Camera and/or photo fees
  • - Tips for driver, guides, etc (at your discretion)
  • - Items of a personal nature

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