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Omo Valley with Surma villages

 
TST R0007
 
 

The lower omo is home to a remarkable mix of small, contrasting ethnic groups-not only the Dassanatch and karo,but also the Bodi,the Mursi,the Surma,the Erbore,and the Hammer, to name but a few. Lacking any material culture and artifacts common to more ‘civilized’ people, these tribes find unique ways in which to express their artistic impulse. Both Surma and Karo for example are expert at body painting, using clays and locally available vegetable pigments to trace fantastic patterns on each other’s faces, chests, arms and legs. Jewellery tends to be simple but striking-colorful necklaces, chunky metal wristlets and armlets, shiny nails appended to skirts, multiple earrings and so. The journey to these astonishing places highlights the above cultural manifestation and more.

 

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Duration
17 days
16 nights
 
Tour style
Adventure
 
Physical rating
Challenging
 
Age requirements
+30 - 80
 
Service level
Excellent
 
Group size
1 - 12
 
My own room option
Available upon request
 
Recommended period
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Autumn
 
Itinerary
  • Days
    1
    Locations covered
    Addis Ababa
    Description
    Arrive in Addis Ababa, then meet our staff and get transfer to the hotel
    Accommodation
    Jupiter Hotel (4)
    Meal plans
    Dinner
  • Days
    2
    Locations covered
    Jimma
    Description

    Drive to Jimma via Ghibe River Gorge and visit Jimma Aba Jifar Palace. King Jiffar (1852-1933) was one of the most influential local lords of the Kafa kingdom who ruled at the end of the 19th Century.

    Accommodation
    Central Jimma Hotel (Not applicable)
    Meal plans
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days
    3
    Locations covered
    Bonga, Mizan Teferi, Bebeka coffee plantation
    Description
    Drive from Jimma crossing Bonga forests and Mizan Teferi to Bebeka coffee plantation.
    Accommodation
    Bebeka Coffee Plantation Guest House (Not applicable)
    Meal plans
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
 

What other customers say...

  • 2016-08-27 2016-08-31 Ayehou Mesfin Sweden China is well aware that it has lost its advantage, and its leaders want to use the same technologies that have leveled the playing field to give the country a new strategic edge. In May 2015, China launched a 10-year plan, called Made in China 2025, to modernize its factories with advanced manufacturing technologies, such as robotics, 3-D printing and the Industrial Internet. 0
  • 2016-08-27 2016-08-31 Ayehou Sweden China has made this a national priority and is making massive investments. Just one province, Guangdong, committed to spending $150 billion to equip its factories with industrial robots and create two centers dedicated to advanced automation. 0
 

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  • 2016-08-27 2016-08-31 Ayehou Sweden After all, American robots work as hard as Chinese robots. And they also don’t complain or join labor unions. They all consume the same electricity and do exactly what they are told. It doesn’t make economic sense for American industry to ship raw materials and electronics components across the globe to have Chinese robots assemble them into finished goods that are then shipped back. 0
  • 2016-08-27 2016-08-31 Ayehou Mesfin Sweden Most Chinese robots are also not made in China. An analysis by Dieter Ernst of the East-West Center showed that 75 percent of all robots used in China are purchased from foreign firms (some with assembly lines in China), and China remains heavily dependent on the import of core components from Japan. 0
 

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    "China is well aware that it has lost its advantage, and its leaders want to use the same technologies that have leveled the playing field to give the country a new strategic edge. In May 2015, China launched a 10-year plan, called Made in China 2025, to modernize its factories with advanced manufacturing technologies, such as robotics, 3-D printing and the Industrial Internet."
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    Omo Valley with Surma villages
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    Ayehou Mesfin
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    Sweden
    Tour date
    31/August/2016

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    "China is well aware that it has lost its advantage, and its leaders want to use the same technologies that have leveled the playing field to give the country a new strategic edge. In May 2015, China launched a 10-year plan, called Made in China 2025, to modernize its factories with advanced manufacturing technologies, such as robotics, 3-D printing and the Industrial Internet."
    Tour
    Omo Valley with Surma villages
    Traveller
    Ayehou Mesfin
    From country
    Sweden
    Tour date
    31/August/2016

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