Destination: Addis Ababa Lake Langan Arbaminch Jinka Konso Mago national park Turmi Hamer Konso Borena Hawassa Addis.
Tour Code: TT-1027
Duration: 12 Days and 11 Nights
Tour Title: Ethnical Tour
Transportation: All surfaces
Ethiopia’s wealth of historic sites and an identity defined by its own history and diverse cultures rather than by colonialism is what distinguishes it from most other African destinations. The well known historian Conti-Rossini called Ethiopia as “a country of mosaic of cultures.” For the basic reason that, in the country, 83 languages and 200 dialects are spoken and you find these people living in harmony with diversity – all having their own costumes, religions, rituals, festivals, hair styles, songs, dances and arts – all unique in their own way.
We therefore, believe that the following tour programs open an extraordinary opportunity to meet some of the more remote ethnic groups of the fascinatingly diverse areas surrounding the Omo River in South West Ethiopia. So, with our itineraries we will look in to this fascinating region with an aim to learn about the varied ethnic groups who inhabit the region; to list a few- the Mursi, renowned for their lip-plates, THE KONSO, famous for their terraced farming and the Hamer, famous for their bull jumping ceremony (rite of passage ceremony).
Day 1. Arrive in Addis Ababa & transfer to the hotel for check in. Overnight hotel
Day 2. Morning drive Addis Ababa to Langano. Overnight hotel
Day 3. Drive Langano to Arbaminch. Overnight hotel
Day 4. Visit the sites around Arbaminch. Overnight hotel
Day 5. Drive Arbaminch to Jinka on the way visit Konso people. Overnight hotel
Day 6. Make an excursion tour to Mago national park to visit Mursi people. Overnight hotel
Day 7. Drive Jinka to Turmi, if it is Monday visit the local market at Keyafer Dimeka. Overnight camping
Day 8. Visit the surrounding ethnic groups around Turmi like Hamer. Overnight camping
Day 9. Drive Turmi to Konso. Overnight hotel
Day 10. Drive Konso to Yabello & visit “Chew Bet”, a place where Borena tribe extracts salt from the ground. Overnight hotel
Day 11. Drive Yabello to Hawassa. Overnight hotel
Day 12. Visit the fish market & drive back to Addis and end of the tour program.