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    Hamer Tribe

    Dancing traditional 'Evangadi' Dance.

  • Kara Tribe at Korcho Village
    Kara Tribe

    Known as Master of Body Painting

  • Kangate, Nyangatom Tribe
    Nyangatom Tribe

    Known for decorating with layers of beads arts

  • Bull Jumping at Turmi town, Hamer Village
    Hamer Tribe

    Bull Jumping, happens once in a lifetime for a boy.

Cultural Tours to Omo Valley Tribes of Ethiopia

The southern part of Ethiopia is known as the Mosaic of Culture due to the fact that different ethnic groups are found at relatively small distances. As much as they have their own livelihood peculiar to their area, they also have common cultural elements they share. On this tour, you will be able to discover some of the many tribes living in the Omo Valley of the Great Ethiopian Rift Valley namely Sidama, Dorze, Gamo, Konso, Benna, Tsemay, Mursi, Hamer, Kara, Dasenech, Derashe and more. Of these, the Konso landscape is registered as World Heritage Site by UNESCO and the Konsos are even awarded by FAO for keeping the environment friendly by manual terracing farming.

Note: Please be informed that the above tour can be tailored as per your time, and interest.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival and City tour of Addis.

Addis Abeba is a city that is very young as compared to the country which has a history dating back over 3000 years. In Amharic, one of the Federal languages of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa means "New Flower".

Founded in 1886 by Menelik II, Addis Ababa is located at 2500m (8,202 ft.) above sea level. Addis Ababa is also the seat of the African Union (AU) which used to be called the Organization for African Unity (OAU) since the 1960s and many other international organizations and over 100 Embassies. It enjoys an excellent climate all year round; with an average temperature of 160C. Addis Ababa is a pleasant city with wide avenues of Jacarandas, interesting museums, and one of the biggest open-air markets in Africa, known as Mercato.  After having rest in the morning, you will have a half-day city tour which includes the following:

National Museum: - which comprises many archaeological and historical findings including the famous complete hominid fossil remaining of `Lucy` locally known as Dinknesh meaning wonderful. Visiting this museum means having a good summary of your visit to historic Ethiopia.

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Trinity Cathedral: - a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture, which is unique to both Ethiopia and Africa and is dedicated to the Holly Trinity. Here you will find scripts of the imperial families, statues done by a Greek sculpture, Stained glass window paintings from the Old and New Testament in the Bible, and coffins of Emperor Haile Selassie-I; the founder of the church, and his wife.

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Merkato: - It is the largest open-air market in Africa. Here you will be presented with a confusing, but fascinating, a glimpse of the vast range of goods and artifacts available from all parts of the country and you will enjoy the Ethiopian trade exchange tradition in the open air.

You will also pass by historical monuments that have great historical significance.

Day 2

Drive Addis to Arbaminch. En route, visit Adadi Maryam rock hewn churchOvernight Paradise Lodge

Day 3

Arbaminch. Boat Trip on Lake Chamo and in the afternoon Excursion to Dorze Village. Overnight Paradise Lodge

Day 4

Drive Arbaminch to Jinka visiting Konso village and a stop at Key Afer. Overnight. Eco Omo Lodge.

Day 5

Excursion to Mursi Village and drive to Turmi. Overnight Buska Lodge

Day 6

Excursion to Korcho village of Kara tribe and Nyangatom. In the afternoon visit the Hamer village. Overnight Buska Lodge

Day 7

Drive Turmi to Arbaminch visiting Elbore tribe on the way. Overnight Paradise Lodge

Day 8

Drive to Hawassa with a stop at Senkele Animal Santuary to see the once endangered endemic Swayne's Hartebeast. Overnight Haile Resort.

Day 9

Morning visit of the local fish market at Lake Hawassa and proceed the drive to Addis with a stop at Langano. Evening Departure