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South Omo Valley Culture Route


Tour Code : Roots – 031
Tour Title : South Omo Valley Culture Route by car
Duration : (11 Nights/ 12 Days)


Day 1: Arrive at Addis and welcoming, city tour in Addis, National Museum, Ethnography Museum, Merkato Market and Entoto Mountain. Accomodation: Ghion hotel

Day 2: Drive from Addis to Langano
Drive through the East African Rift valley, stop at Lake Ziway enroute, conyinue to Langano. Accomodation Sababa Resort Lodge

Day 3: Drive from Langano to Arbaminch
On the way to Arbaminch, visit the Chencha village (Dorze). Drive on to spend the night at the lovely Paradise Lodge Hotel in Arbaminch. Accomodation: Paradise Lodge

Day 4: Drive from Arbaminch to Konso
Visit the crocodile market in Lake Chamo by boat. Lunch in Arbaminch, then onwards to Konso where we will spend the night, visit New York and the villages of Konso people. Accomodation: Kanta Lodge

Day 5: Drive from Konso to Turmi
Drive to Weyto and visit the Tsemay people around.
Drive to Turmi, where we will stay the night. Accomodation: camping

Day 6: Drive from Turmi to Murle
In the morning, visit the Hammer village near the campsite. Visit the Hammer market in Turmi. After lunch, drive to Murle, Accomodation: camping

Day 7: Drive from Murle to Mago
Visit the Karo and Duss villages. During our drive to Mago we will observe the wildlife on the way. Accomodation: camping

Day 8: Drive from Mago to Jinka
Visit the Mago National Park early in the morning to observe the wildlife. Drive to Mursi and visit the Mursi tribe
Return to the campsite, where we will have lunch and drive to Jinka. Accomodation: Jinka Resort

Day 9: Drive from Jinka to Konso
After breakfast, we will drive to Keyafer. Visit the famous Benna tribal market in Keyafer and then drive onwards to spend the night in Konso. Accomodation: Kanta Lodge

Day 10: Drive from Konso to Arbaminch
Cross the Lake Chamo by boat to observe the wildlife in Nechisar National Park which includes zebra, bushbuck, hartebeest, and many more, visit the crocodile market. Accomodation Paradise Lodge Arbaminch

Day 11: Drive from Arbaminch to Awassa
Have lunch in Sodo and then drive to Awassa
Visit the shore of Lake Awassa and the aboundant bird life. Accomodation: Pina Hotel

Day 12: Awassa to Addis
Visit the fish market in Awassa and drive to Addis. Evening attend Ethiopian restaurant with folkloric dances in a traditional restaurant: Accomodation Ghion Hotel (Only for a day use)