Tour to Bale Mountains National Park and Omo Valley

Tour Overview

The under list packages focuses on a tribal adventure travel trip, overland into the depths of the Rift Valley, visiting amazing rift valley lakes, witnessing the wildlife and meeting the local tribal people. A word of warning is necessary here. This is definitely an adventure holiday and you must be aware of that we will take you through regions with rundown infrastructure and few western facilities. Roads can be absolutely appalling and you should be prepared to forgo your home comforts. But the rewards of this kind of overland expedition are immense.

We will travel into one of the most unchanged tribal regions in Africa and meet peoples who lifestyles have changed very little in the last two hundred years. At Konso we will explore the Konso tribal culture and villages before heading deep into tribal southern Ethiopia towards the Omo Valley. This is very remote, seldom visited regions, which are home to the Hamer, Mursi, Surma, Bodi, Karo, Nyangatom, Dasenech, Benna, Tsemai, Erbore and more tribal people. The bull jumping of the Hamer people, the stick fight of the Surma tribe and other interesting tribal ceremonies and vibrant tribal market can be visited. Traveling overland allows you to explore regions like this.

Tour Itinerary

Tour code: OLET 501

Duration: 17 Days and 16 nights

Means of Transport: All the way Surface

Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Overnight Hotel

Day 2: Journey to Dinsho at the Bale Mountains Park. Overnight Camping

Day 3: Walk through Dinsho and Gaysay hiking trails. Overnight Camping

Day 4: Excursion to Sof Omar underground natural cave. Overnight Hotel

Day 5: Visit the Sanettie plateau and Harenna forest cliff. Overnight Hotel

Day 6: Journey to Wendo Genet known for its hot spring. Overnight Hotel

Day 7: Head to Arbaminch visiting the Dorze tribal village.Overnight Hotel

Day 8: Discover Netchsar national park and Lake Chamo. Overnight Hotel

Day 9: Enter into the Omo valley; and arrive at Turmi. Overnight Camping

Day 10: Trip to visit the Karo and Nyangatom villages. Overnight Camping

Day 11: Visit the Dasenech tribal village at Omo River. Overnight Camping

Day 12: Pre-lunch drive to Jinka via Dimeka and Key Afer. Overnight Hotel

Day 13: Trip to Mago Park and visit the Mursi tribal village. Overnight Hotel

Day 14: After breakfast; depart to the Konso tribal village. Overnight Hotel

Day 15: Depart to Yabello and visit the El Sod Crater Lake. Overnight Hotel

Day 16: Journey to Yirgalem passing scenic Sidamo region. Overnight Hotel

Day 17: Drive back to Addis Ababa; then in the evening departure to home.

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