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Tour of the Omo Valley region

 
TST 3001
 
 
In a country of long history and diverse races there are many things to inspire and satisfy the interest of culture seekers. Take a look at the following suggested tour itineraries; please note you can always ask for a program that exactly fits into your time and interest: Passing by the rift valley lakes of Zeway, Abjata-shalla lakes and enjoying the Welayta and Oromo people plus their house styles, you will arrive at Arbaminch late in the afternoon. The next morning you will pass the whole day in Arbaminch visiting the Netch Sar National Park and Chamo lake boat ride. Then you will visit the Dorze people, continue to Konso, and explore the konso villages and the chief's compound. Jinka will be next and there you will first visit the Ari people and their beautiful surroundings, then the Mursi people in Mago National park, And Turmi village through Dimaka , excursion trips to Murulle for Karo people and to Omorate for Geleb people . Then you will go to Yabello, visit El sod, and if possible the Tutufella archaeological site on the way to Awassa then relax at Wendogenet and visit Abjata -Shalla then end your trip at Addis . Remark For those who can afford to have three more days Bale and Sof Omar cave can be included in the tour.
 

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Duration
6 days
5 nights
 
Tour style
cultural
 
Physical rating
able to walk staris
 
Age requirements
none
 
Service level
standard or Luxury
 
Group size
no limit
 
My own room option
 
Recommended period
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Autumn
 
Itinerary
  • Days
    1
    Locations covered
    Arrive in Addis Ababa
    Description
    Arrive in Addis Ababa, meet our staff and get transferred to hotel
    Accommodation
    Jupiter Hotel (4)
  • Days
    2
    Locations covered
    Zeway
    Description
    Drive from Addis Ababa across the rift valley visiting Lake Zeway which is the largest lake of the northern group of rift valley Lakes, the Abijata- Shalla Lakes National Park mainly for its bird life and Lake Langano; it’s one of the few lakes in Ethiopia to have been declared bilharzias-free. This will be the place you going to spend the night.
    Meal plans
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days
    3
    Locations covered
    Arbaminch
    Description
    Drive to the highland people of Dorze on the way to Arbaminch to visit their excellent beehive shaped bamboo houses, fertile grounds of false banana and colorful waving products. In getting there you will tour the forty springs after which the town was named after and the country’s famous crocodile’s farm (Zoo)
    Meal plans
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days
    4
    Locations covered
    Arbaminch
    Description
    Early morning game drive in Netch Sar National Park to visit the endemic Swaynes heart beest, Kudu, Antelopes, Zebras, and the view of Lake Abaya and Lake Chamo. Situated between two of Ethiopia’s Rift Valley Lakes, this park is one of the most scenic national parks in Africa. In the afternoon, you will have boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit some herds of hippo, aquatic birdlife, and huge sunbathing crocodiles on its shore.
    Meal plans
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days
    5
    Locations covered
    Wondogenet
    Description
    Drive to Wondogenet town. In Wondogenet resort, you can walk in the lush forests of the surrounding green area or relax in the natural thermal bath and pool of Wondogenet Resort. The resort ground itself is home of the beautiful Black and white Abyssinian Colobus Monkey and other monkeys with abundant birdlife. This ideal place to seat back and enjoy oneself.
    Meal plans
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days
    6
    Locations covered
    Awasa
    Description
    In the morning, drive to Awasa to visit its fish market and its birdlife on the shore of Lake Awassa. Then proceed to Addis Ababa and in the evening, you are invited farewell dinner in one of the best traditional restaurants of the capital. Finally you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
 

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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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    "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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    31/August/2016

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