Cultural Tour & Photo Safari
to Omo Valley
Ryan Fowler writes:
It was a good holiday, one of those holidays that the more you look back on it, the more amazing you realize
the country is.
We were really excited to see the Ethiopian wolf! Bisangari lodge was
beautiful......watching the sunset over the lake, watching the sea eagles and pied kingfishers fish and playing
cards with our guides in the tree bar.
We really liked the Dorze, Konso and Ari village tours. The guides were
local to the area, we ate at local places and bought from local shops.
It was a good holiday, one of those holidays that the more you look back
on it, the more amazing you realize the country is.
I have to say though that our guide and driver were great and really
looked after us.
Places Visited Nov 5 - Nov 19, 2009:
Addis Ababa, Rift valley lakes, Netch-Sar National Park, lower Omo valley tribes, Bale Mountains National
13 Days and 12 Nights
The Omo Valley is where some of the most fascinating and colorful ethnic groups of Ethiopia are found.
In addition to the diverse and fascinating peoples and cultures, it is home to rich wildlife and
Day 1 Arrive Addis Ababa:
A welcoming reception by Highway Tours and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 Addis Ababa City Tour:
Visit St. George cathedral, natural history and ethnological museums and the Mercato outdoor market to experience
some of the city's culture. Enjoy Azmari traditional dancing, singing, restaurants and marvel at the panoramic city
view below the Entoto Mountains.
Day 3 Drive to Arbaminch:
En route see the beautiful land and scenery, visit the Dorze, famous for huge bee hive huts.
Day 4 Netch-Sar Park, Lake Abaya, Tchamo:
The very beautiful Netch-Sar Park, ranked among the most scenic, most notable for its wildlife scenery with
sweeping views over the plains to the majestic volcanic hills.
Day 5 Drive to Konso:
The Konso are a people who have an ancient, complex, and fascinating culture with human fossils dating back 1.9
million years. Witness the extraordinary landscape of sand pinnacles formed by wind & rain.
Day 6-7 Drive to Turmi:
Turmi is the main town of the Hamer, with its market, the people are known for their fine pottery, remarkable hair
styling and body decoration.
Day 8 Drive to Mursi & Murle:
The Mursi and Murle are one of the most famous tribes known for traditions including the lip plate worn by the
women, and the fierce stick fighting between the men.
Day 9 Drive to Mago & Jinka:
Visit the large and colorful market where you can expect to see different ethnic groups - the Ari, Hammer, Bena,
Karo, Koygu and Bodi. At Mago you will see the rich wild life of the park, zebras, greater and lesser kudus,
buffalo and on your way to Konso you will visit Keyafar.
Day 10 Drive to Yabelo:
Yabelo wild life sanctuary has over 194 species of birds, including one of Africa's rarest, prince ruspoli turaco.
There are also some 25 species of mammals including the greater and lesser kudus and Burchell's zebra.
Day 11 Drive to Wondogenet or Langano:
Enjoy the hot spring resort "Wondo genet" where you can relax, swim, hot water bath and view birds like the yellow
fronted parrot, Hemprichs, lesser honey guide, crowned hornbills and others.
Day 12 Drive to Addis:
See the lakes of the Great Rift Valley rich in water birds. Langano lakes, park of Shala and Abyata, Lake Zewai and
Debrezeit's crater lakes, plus a farewell dinner as a guest of Highway Tours.
Day 13 Departure:
Last minute shopping + transfer to the airport.
Prices start from $130 (USD) per person, per day, depending on time of year and whether persons are
sharing or non-sharing.
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