SURMA & SOUTH ROUTE (surface)
Duration: 15 days and 14 nights
On this 15 days trip through southern Ethiopia, we will discover the Abyssinian Rift valley, surrounded by immense mountains and deep cracks and canyons produced by the slow volcanic rock erosion, which has greatly hampered access to the Omo River delta for decades. This physical difficulty to access this region has allowed the tribes that inhabit the Omo Valley to be isolated, not only from the rest of Ethiopia, but from the rest of the world, thus offering a unique experience for the traveler.
Arrive Addis Ababa, Be welcomed by your guide on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air Port, and transfer in to hotel.
In the morning, and after lunch at Addis have a city tour of Addis to visit the National, Archeological Museum of Addis Ababa and Merkato – the largest open air market in Africa.
O/ N Hotel.
Early in the morning drive to Nekemte through on our route visit the cascades of Guder River and lake Wonchi. Arrival at Nekemte .
Drive to Gambela & visit the two main ethnic groups live in Gambela, The Anñuak & Nuer.
Visit the remote Gambella National Park, which hosts several rare antelope and bird species.
Drive to Mizan Teferi traverses some of the most lush of Ethiopian landscapes, indigenous mountain forest scenery.
Drive to Kibish on a track road, with a temperature of 26 degrees during the day and at sunset drops to 13 degrees. In just a few kilometres from Mizan Teferí the landscape changes from ethnically Oromo to the Surma ethnic. Herds appear with lean and bare or painted a light tunic bodies.
Kibish; A journey to the past, enjoy the traditional way of life of this people, to watch how their bodies are decorated with the colours.
Kibish- Bume tribe; Drive to Takuta village to visit the Bume tribe and O/N Camping at Takuta.
Drive to Omorate to visit the Dasenech people who are the southern most known people of the country and are known for their scarifications then drive to Turmi.
Drive to Karo village to visit the Karo tribe & then drive back to Turmi afternoon visit Hamer village.
Turmi-Konso Arbaminch; Drive to Arba Minch and on the route visit the Bena ,Stemahay & Konso village.
O/N Lodge in Arba Minch.
Arbaminch; Boat Trip at Lake Chamo where you can visit display of big African Crocodiles, hippos, and various low land water birds. In the After Noon visiting the people of Dorze who are known for their huge bamboo huts, and colourful cotton clothes.
Arba Minch -Langano; Drive to Langano in the Great Rift Valley with a stop of sightseeing.
O/N lake Langano.
Departure, you will be guest of KARIBU Ethiopia Tours at one of the best traditional restaurants to taste the variety of Ethiopian meals and to see their folkloric dances. Then, be transferred to the airport for your departure