Destination; Gurage People, Agnuak People, Dizi People, Wenchi Crater Lake, Surma People,Nuer People, Kibish People, Walal National Park, Omo National Park, Gambella People
Duration; 20 Days and 19 Nights
Transportation; Drive and Hike
Accommodation; Guest House, Camp, Lodge and Hotel
Note; Tour can be customized based on your request!
Price; $ (USD) will be revealed upon request.
Day 1; Arrival in Addis Ababa
Arrive at Addis Ababa Airport. Transfer to hotel and get some rest. After a while sightseeing the capital city of Ethiopia – Addis Ababa, that includes
- “Merkato” the largest open grand market in Africa
- National Museum, home of the fossilized skeleton of the early hominid, “Lucy”
- Shiro Meda national cloth shopping center and then drive to mountain Entoto to experience the panoramic view of Addis Ababa and visit St. Mary church.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2; Nekemte
Get up in the morning, drive to Nekemte to visit the Shoa and Wolega of Oromo region. Nekemte is a market town in western Ethiopia, in the Misraq Wollega Zone of the Oromo region. This town is museum of museum of the Wollega Oromo culture and is the seat of an Apostolic Vicariate of the Roman Catholic Church. In Nekemte, you visit Kumusa Moroda of the 19th century palace and Wollega Museum. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3; Gimbi – Nejo – Assosa
Further to Gimbi, Nejo and Assosa. Visit the organic coffee plantations, traditional gold miners in Nejo and Shek Hojele palace in Assosa.
Day 4; Assosa – Gimbi- Dembi Dollo
Visit Dhati – Walal National Park (Herds of Buffalo and Hippos), near to Dembi Dolo.
Day 5; Dembi Dollo – Gambella
Drive from Dembi Dollo to Gambella, capital of the Gambella region that nestles at the confluence of the Baro River and its tributary the Jajjaba. This town have an airport and the Gambella National Park is nearby.
Day 6; Excursion to see the Agnuak people
Excursion to see the Agnuak people. These Nilotic are a river people whose villages are scattered along the river banks of southeastern Sudan and western Ethiopia, in the Gambella region. The Agnuak people are herdsmen and farmers, believed to have a common origin with the Luo and Shilluk.
Day 7; Nuer People
Excursion to see the Nuer people, who lives mostly in Southern Sudan, in the Upper Nile Province around the junction of the Nile River, the Bahr el Ghazal and Sobat river, and extend up the Sobat across the Ethiopia boarder. These people are said to have begun an active migrations in the 1800s, and as they moved eastward, they pushed the Agnuak people further east into Ethiopia. The Nuers are tall and dark, and their culture is similar to that of Dinka. The Nuer people are mostly found in Akobo, Jikawo and Itang.
Day 08; Mizan Teferi
Drive from Gambella to Mizan Teferi. Mizan Teferi is in southern Ethiopia and is the largest town of the administrative center of the Bench Maji Zone of the Southern nations and nationalities. Mizan Teferi also has an airport.
Day 09; Mizan Teferi – Bebeka
Drive from Mizan Teferi to Bebeka (225km). Along the road, overlook coffee, tea and spice production.
Day 10; Bebeka – Tum
Drive from Bebeka to Tum. On the way, visit Bebeka Coffee plantation.
Day 11; Tum – Maji
In the morning, drive from Tum to Maji. On the way visit some villages of Dizi. At the middle of the day, attend the Saturday market in Maji. This Market is most popular among the ethnical markets in the River Omo region and you get explore Surma and Menit tribes in the market.
Day 12; Maji – Kibish
Drive from Maji to Kibish. Arrive in Kibish via Tulgit.
Day 13; Kibish – Omo National Park
Head to Omo National park, one of the least visited park in Ethiopia with rich mammals and birds life.
Day 14; Omo National Park
Full day safari in the park to admire different wild animals including the Defarsa waterbuck, Eland, Buffalo, Warthog, and more.
Day 15; Surma
Full day excursion. Discover the life style of the Surma people in their villages. The Surma women are best known for inserting round clay plates in their lips.
Day 16; Kibish – Bebeka
Drive from Kibish to Bebeka/Mizan Teferi
Day 17; Mizan Teferi-Bonga- Jimma
Drive back to Jimma. Visit the water falls and the big jungle in the small town of Bonga.
Day 18; Jimma
In Jimma the origin of Coffee, visit Abba Jiffar Palace to see the former palace complex of the Kaffa king and the Jimma Museum.
Day 19; Welisso
Drive to Welisso and visits the Ghibe gorge and the typical Gurage house in the small commercial town of Welkite.
Day 20; Wenchi Crater Lake
After spending some time in the hot spring of Welisso head to Wenchi Crater Lake to visit the picturesque lake scenery and the ancient Monastery of Cherkos on a boat ride. Later on drive back to Addis Ababa and have an evening farewell dinner and then transfer to Bole International Airport.
End of the Tour!
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