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- Experience the Great Rift Valley, much of Africa's volcanic activity is concentrated along the immense 6000 km long crack in the earth's surface known as the Great Rift Valley. Great Rift Valley is great because it is extensive and it was formed by the sinking and tearing apart of the earth. The largest valley on the earth, the Great Rift Valley is one of the planet's most outstanding features.
- Visit some of the South Ethiopia tribes and the omo valley, this vast, scenic valley is however most famous for its staggering cultural diversity. Over a dozen distinctive ethnic groups exist here, many of whom live lives little touched by the modern world. This is largely due to the area’s remoteness and prior near-inaccessibility, forming a natural barrier to modernization and the detribalization of the Omo Valley. Our tour aims to spend time with the Dorze, Konso, Arbore, Hamar, Benna, Karo, Ari and Mursi tribes (all now justly famous for their dress, body adornments and unique culture) and we will also encounter other tribes when visiting market villages.

Detailed Itinerary

Today arrive at Bole International airport, transfer to hotel. After some rest you will start the full day city tour of Addis Ababa including a drive to Mount Entoto for the panoramic view and old palace, National Museum which is the resting place of our famous Lucy, Ethnological Museum which is the cultural collection place, Trinity Cathedral and Merkato. Overnight Nexus hotel 4*/Similar

Depart from your country flight to Addis flight and arrive at Bole International airport, meet our company representative and drive to Hawassa via the Great east Africa Rift valley visiting lake Koka, Zeway, Langano. Lunch in Zeway and continue to Abjata Shalla National Park which is the best place for aquatic birds and some wild life. Admire the Oromo people way of life and their villages on the way. Overnight Haile Resort Hawassa/Similar.

Morning at 7:30 depart from hotel and visit the fish market near lake Awassa and then drive to Arba Minch in Amharic meaning 40 springs, admire very interesting views and visit the Alaba, Wolayta and Gamo people on the way. Then visit the Dorze people, their villages, culture, the cultivation of the false banana tree (from which roots they extract their traditional bread, the kotcho and their beehive-shaped houses at Chencha before arriving in Arba Minch around 17:30. Overnight Haile Resort Arbaminch/Similar.

Morning start for Turmi visiting the Tsemay, Konso tribes in the way. If today is Monday or Tuesday we will see the colorful market at Turmi of Dimeka that gives a chance to see many tribes together exchanging goods. If you are lucky, you will see the bull jumping ceremony of the Hamer tribes. Overnight Buska/Paradise lodge Turmi.

This morning we will rise early and drive to the edge of the Omo River. We will cross the river by canoe to the villages of the Dasanech tribes (a motor boat or a ferry maybe available but is not guaranteed). The Dasanech are a semi-nomadic tribe numbering approximately 50,000. Their clans stretch across Sudan, Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. There are known for their very unique and ornate hair buns. Afternoon visit the Dimeka market which will be a good opportunity to see many tribes together exchanging goods. After the market, if you are lucky, you will see the bull Jumping ceremony around Turmi. Overnight Buska/Paradise lodge Turmi.

Today at 7:00 leave your lodge and we're going to Murulle to meet with the tribe Karo, whose members are known for their adorn bodies with which the various patterns and scars. Afternoon visit the Hamer tribes in their village. Overnight Buska/Paradise lodge Turmi.

Today moving in Jinka. Along the way, you can see the decorated tribal Benna, Ari and their village. Further drive to Jinka for lunch. Afternoon visit the Jinka Museum and at 16;00 drive to lodge. Overnight Eco Omo safari lodge/ Similar.

Morning at 7:00 proceed to Mago national park, Meeting with the Mursi tribe! Women have taken Mursi inserted into the lower lip plate, and the men inflict a scar on the forearm by the number of killed enemies or wild animals. Back to Jinka for lunch and as today is Thursday, you will visit one of the best markets in the Omo Valley at Keyafer Market. Further drive to Konso night at New Kanta Lodge / Konso Korebta Lodge.

Morning after breakfast we will visit the UNESCO Cultural site of Konso. Konso Cultural Landscape is 55 km arid properties of stone walled terraces and fortified settlements in the Konso highlands of Ethiopia. After lunch Proceed to lake Chamo for early morning boat excursion to see the Crocodile Market and the Hippos. (Here crocodiles are some of the longest in Africa, With length of 8 and also above meters). Overnight Haile Resort Arbaminch.

Morning time to relax in your resort and around 11:00 depart to the airport for flight back to Addis. On arrival some city tours, souvenir shopping. Evening farewell dinner at one of the city’s best traditional restaurants to enjoy a variety of Ethiopian cuisines and watch traditional dancing, transfer to airport and end of the service.

  • Nine nights Room accommodations on a twin bed basis as specified above.
  • Meal on half board bases (Breakfast and dinner) with hot or cold drinks. Breakfast in most hotels will be buffet.
  • 4WD vehicle V8 2014 above model with Ac including fuel for the Omo valley and coaster bus for the transfers in Addis.
  • All entrance fee as per the program.
  • One guide from Addis all along the trip
  • Complementary 1.0 L water every day during the trip
  • Boat excursion on Lake Chamo in Arbaminch.
  • English speaking local guides in all destinations.
  • All elders and village fee

International Flights and Airport Taxes
Visa Fees (if applicable)
Medical & Travel Insurance
Incidental tips to hotel/lodge staff
Gratuity to tour driver/guide
Any entrance fees and guided excursions not included in the above itinerary
Early Check In & Late Check Out
Internal & Domestic Flights (priced separately)
- Payment or offering for photographing and Video Shooting
- Other expense of personal nature like telephone calls, laundry etc.
- Lunch
- Domestic flight cost (Arbaminch to Addis) is AUD 216 per person for those who use ET internationally.
Otherwise, it will be AUD 304 per person. (Subject to change).


Optionals on request at additional cost.

Hotels/ Lodges- 4 star

Addis Ababa - Nexus hotel 4*/ Similar
Hawassa - Haile resort Hawassa /Similar
Arba Minch - Haile Resort Arbaminch/Similar.
Turmi - Buska/Paradise lodge Turmi.
Jinka - Eco Omo safari lodge/ Similar.
Konso - New Kanta Lodge / Konso Korebta Lodge.
Arbaminch - Haile Resort Arbaminch.

  • All quotes are subject to availability and change due to airfare increases, hotel rate increases, currency exchange fluctuations and any other unforeseen circumstances all without prior notice.
  • Itinerary and journey times are close approximations and are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Light Aircraft Flights:
  • Baggage allowance is normally restricted between 15kg to 30 kg (depending on country, aviation supplier and seat class chosen) per passenger, inclusive of hand luggage in soft bags. Excess baggage will be charged at prevailing rates and only carried subject to space availability.
  • Timings in remote areas such as national parks may vary from day to day. It is very important that your clients ask their tour guide or lodge manager to reconfirm flights 24 hours before departure. This reconfirmation process will give the departure and arrival details for the flight(s) the following day and will save unnecessary waiting time and discomfort. Charter companies reserves the right to change departure times or carrier when so required for operational, weather or safety reasons.
  • Passenger weights limits apply for light aircraft flights and additional seats may be required if exceeding the weight limit. However, please let us know in advance if this is likely to apply so we can do whatever is possible to minimize the likelihood of this becoming an issue. 
Program Touring / Guide

Private touring

Trip Highlights

Addis Ababa-Langano-Hawassa-Awassa-Arba Minch-Turmi-Omora-Jinka-Konso-Arbaminch

Departure Period
01 Jan, 2023 to 31 Dec, 2023

4 Star
AUD 6,289 P P twin share
AUD 7,080 P P single

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