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Ethiopia Journey to Ancient Tribal Cultures

  • Off the beaten track
Discover the interesting culture and traditions of the Ancient Tribes in Ethiopia! On this trip, you will visit the farmers and weavers of the Dorze People, previously known as excellent warriors, see the skilled constructions of the Konso People, visit the incredible Mago National Park, cross the Omo River by canoe and much more. This cultural discovery will be an experience&n...

Discover the interesting culture and traditions of the Ancient Tribes in Ethiopia! On this trip, you will visit the farmers and weavers of the Dorze People, previously known as excellent warriors, see the skilled constructions of the Konso People, visit the incredible Mago National Park, cross the Omo River by canoe and much more. This cultural discovery will be an experience unlike any other! 

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Meet locals
    Meet locals
  • Arts and crafts
    Arts and crafts
  • Nature observation
    Nature observation

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa 

Explore the city on a city tour!
Transfer to your hotel with a representative upon arrival at Bole International Airport.
• Today, you will have the chance to visit a number of interesting places on a city tour!
• See Mount Entoto, the National Museum or the Institute of Ethiopian Studies to name a few!

Visited:
Addis Ababa
Accommodation
Best Western Plus (Addis Ababa)

Days 2 to 3: Flight to Arbaminch and The Dorze People

The adventure begins!
• Catch a flight to Arbaminch in the afternoon.
• Spend your first day here with the Dorze People!
• Know in history as warriors, the Dorze People are today great farmers and weavers. 
• Enjoy a boat cruise during the second day on lake Chamo to see the giant crocodiles and hippos

Visited:
Ārba Minch’ Chamo lake
Accommodation
Night at Paradise Lodge (Arba Minch)

Day 4: Konso and Jinka

Drive to Konso after breakfast, and visit the local museum and  the Konso Cheif's Compound!

• Study the Konso People's ingenious terraces and walls that protect their fields and villages. 

• Continue to the colorful market of Key Afer, frequented by several tribes of the Omo valley! 

• Make the final stop for the day in Jinka. 

Time to Konso: Approx. 3.5 h - Market of Key Afer open on Thursdays only. 

Accommodation
Night at Omo Eco Lodge (Jinka)

Day 5: Explore Mago National park

And one of the most ancient tribes in Africa
• Transfer to Mago National Park, and enjoy the incredible Flora and Fauna on the way!
• Visit the Mursi Tribe, one of the most ancient tribes in Africa, and their villages. 

Visited:
Jinka Mago National Park
Accommodation
Night at Omo Eco Lodge (Jinka)

Day 6: Meet the Fascinating Hamer Tribe

• Enjoy a lunch before traveling to Turmi!
• Here, you will meet the fascinating Hamer tribe.
• Turmi will be the base to explore the Southern Tribes of the Omo Valley. 

Time to Turmi: Approx. 3 h

Visited:
Jinka Turmi
Accommodation
Buska Lodge (Turmi)

Day 7: The Second Day With the Hamer Tribe

Experience the local traditions

• Spend another day with the Hamer Tribe, famous for its traditional events. 

• Perhaps you will witness a Hamer marriage ceremony or the Bull Jumping ceremony

• Visit a nearby Hamer village in the afternoon andthe tribe in its daily life.

• With some luck, you will experience the traditional moonshine dance, Evangadi!

Visited:
Turmi
Accommodation
Buska Lodge (Turmi)

Day 8: Visit the Dassanech People

• Visit the Dassanech People, known for their  decorations and nomadic lifestyle. 

• You will also have the chance to cross the Omo River in a wooden canoe!

• Transfer to Konso in the afternoon. 

Time to Konso: Approx. 3-4 h

Visited:
Turmi Omorate Konso
Accommodation
Kanta Lodge (Konso)

Day 9: Flight back to Addis Ababa

The last day... 

Transfer from Konso to Arbaminch in 1 h. 

• A car brings you from the airport to the hotel for a lovely dinner before departure. 

• We wish you a safe trip, and hope to see you back soon! 


Addis Ababa Ārba Minch’ Chamo lake Konso Jinka Mago National Park Turmi Omorate

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $2,790 / 9 days
Excluding international flights
3 - 5 pax 6 - 9 pax 10 pax and above
Price per Person in Double Room
$3,030 $2,790 $2,470

Included in price:

  • Car 4x4 with fuel and parking
  • Entrance , local guides and parking fees
  • Driver’s meals and accomodations
  • Evacuation insurance by air or by car
  • Domestic flight Addis Ababa-Arbaminch
  • Domestic flight Arbaminch-Addis Ababa
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • All accommodations

Not included in price:

  • International Flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance Visa 50 USD
  • Foto and video camera
  • Tips
  • All that is not included in the price includes

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