Tour to Omo Valley and Surma Tribal Villages

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: OLETo 500

Duration: 21 Days and 20 nights

Means of Transport: All the way Surface

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

Day 2: Trip to the rift valley area; and visit Abijiata – Shalla. Overnight Hotel

Day 3: Depart south to Arbaminch visiting the Dorze village. Overnight Hotel

Day 4: Discover Netchsar National reserve and Lake Chamo. Overnight Hotel

Day 5: Descend south to Turmi; settlement for Hamer tribe. Overnight Hotel

Day 6: Trip to Omorate; to see the Dasenech tribal villages. Overnight Hotel

Day 7: Tour to Murulle for the Karo and Nyangatom ethnics. Overnight Hotel

Day 8: Journey to Jinka passing Dimeka and Key Afer towns. Overnight Hotel

Day 9: Excursion to the Mago Park for the Mursi tribe village. Overnight Hotel

Day 10: Journey towards Yabello via the Konso tribal village. Overnight Hotel

Day 11: Visit El Sod crater and singing wall of the Borenna’s. Overnight Hotel

Day 12: Depart to Wendo Genet passing lovely Sidamo plain. Overnight Hotel

Day 13: Cross towards Weliso via Ziway and Butajira towns. Overnight Hotel

Day 14: Pre-lunch visit Wonchi Crater; then depart to Jimma. Overnight Hotel

Day 15: Journey to Bebeka passing coffee and tea farms. Overnight Camping

Day 16: Trip to Kibish settlement for Surma ethnic group. Overnight Camping

Day 17: Full day discover the nearby Surma tribal village. Overnight Camping

Day 18: Walk to Mogologni; admiring body scarifications. Overnight Camping

Day 19: Depart back to Bebeka visiting the Surma tribes. Overnight Camping

Day 20: Back to Jimma passing through natural rain forestry. Overnight Hotel

Day 21: Journey back to Addis Ababa and in evening departure back to home.

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