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The Southern Omo Valley Tribs ( Tour Code: GTT 05 Duration 9 Days)

Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa 

Up on arrival at Bole international air port and met by Ghion travel and tours representative and transfer to hotel. After check in to hotel you will have city tour of Addis, Which includes National Museum- the home of the famous complete hominid fossil remain of Lucy dates 3.2 million years back, Mount Entoto- panoramic view point at the highest peak in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meter above sea level, trinity cathedral- a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa, Ethnographic museum and Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa). Overnight in your hotel

Day 2: Addis- Arbaminch 

Morning, drive to Arbaminch. On the way, visit Tiya Stele site (one of the world heritage site registered by UNESCO) and Melka Kunture archeological site. Then keep driving to Arbaminch and Overnight in your hotel/lodge

Day 3: Arbaminch-Jinka 

After breakfast drives to Jinka via Woyto and on the way visit the Ari (who keep large number of livestock and produce large number of honey), Bena (mainly depend on agriculture though their diet is supplemented by hunting) and Tsemay tribes. If it is Thursday visit the colorful Key Afer market. Then keep driving to Jinka and Overnight in your hotel/lodge 

Day 4: Jinka-Mursi-Turmi 

Morning, drive to the Mursi village through Mago national park to visit the Mursi tribe. The Mursi people are the Nilo Saharan language speaker and famous for their women putting lip plate, made of clay and up to 15cm in diameter, on their lower lip and men for their stick fighting (donga). After visit drive back to Jinka and afternoon drives to Turmi. Overnight in your hotel/lodge 

Day 5: Turmi-Omorate- Turmi 

After breakfast drive to Omorate to visit Dasenech tribes. After visiting drive back to Turmi. In the afternoon, if you are lucky, visit bull jumping ceremony that is the right of passage to manhood for hammer tribes and in the evening visit the Hammer people with their evangadi night dancing. Overnight in your hotel/lodge 

Day 6: Turmi – Karo- Turmi 

After breakfast drive to karicho to visit the Karo tribe. They paint their bodies and faces with white chalk to prepare for a ceremony. The chalk is mixed with yellow rock, red iron ore and charcoal to make its color. Face masks are worn at times and they have clay hair buns with feathers in them.) Overnight in your hotel/lodge 

Day 7: Turmi- Konso 

In the morning, drive from Turmi to Arbaminch and on the way visit the Erbore tribe, they have ancestral and cultural links to the Konso people and perform many ritual dances while singing The women of the tribe cover their heads with a black cloth and are known to wear very colorful necklaces and earrings. Young children will wear a shell type hat that protects their heads from the sun. Then Keep drive to Konso. After check in to Hotel, visit Koso tribe and Konso Landscape. The Konso people are the hard working people and well known for their specially land management, one of Africa's most fascinating cultures. The Konso landscape is one of the world heritage sites in Ethiopia registered by UNESCO. Overnight in your hotel/lodge 

Day 8: Konso- Arbaminch 

Morning, drive to chencha village to visit the Dorze tribe who are well known for their traditional weaving and towering huts. Then, drive back to Arbaminch and in the afternoon boat ride on Lake Chamo to visit hippos and crocodiles at crocodile market on the lake. Overnight in your hotel/lodge 

Day 9: Arbaminch-Addis- Departure 

In the morning drive back to Addis Ababa with many stops for bird watching. On the way, visit Lake Ziway, the Ethiopian Bird Spectacle, the great Pelicans are the main stars of this astonishing natural live show, which takes place at one of the freshwater Rift Valley lakes of Ethiopia. After visiting, keep drive to Addis. In the evening, farewell traditional dinner in one of the best restaurant in Addis followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian nations. Then transfer to airport to fly back to home, where your tour ends. 

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