Combination Tour 11 Days – Ethiopia Trekking to Bale Mountain with a visit to Ethiopia Omo Valley Tribes
(South Cultural Omo Valley Tribes with a visit to Bale Mountain National Park)
This Ethiopia Combination Tour 11 Days will take you to the fascinating country cultural attraction in the Omo valley tribes with a short visit to Bale Mountain National Park.
Tour to Ethiopia cultural tribes combined with short hiking on Bale Mountains National Park.
The program will take you southward to visit Tiya standing stones and the southernmost rock hewn church of Adadi Mariam. The main Omo valley tour starts from Arba Minch with boat crossing to Nech Sar NP. At Mago National park you will visit the Mursi peoples and on the way attend the colorful local markets. At the principal town of Turmi meet the Hamer people and attend their occasional events like Bull jumping and evangadi Dance. Also, visit villages of the Karo people, know in body painting and decorations. Singing well of the Borena peoples are among the list of visits with overnight in the motel.
You will leave Omo valley for a visit to one of the best National Park Bale Mountain for a variety of endemic and common wild animals and plants.
Highly reviewed optional Lalibela tour from Addis Ababa combined with Visiting Harar Ethiopia.
Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa and Sightseeing
Sightseeing of Addis Ababa includes; the National Museum, famous for hosting the Humanoid fossil “LUCY”, Ethnographic Museums, Trinity cathedral and Mercato, the largest open air market in Africa. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Arba Minch via Butajira as a starting point for your Ethiopia Combination Tour 11 Days.
Morning, drive southward to Tiya stelae field UNESCO world heritage site and Adadi Mariam, the only southerly rock-hewn church.
Enroute meet the Gurage and Oromo people and visit their villages. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 3: Full day in Arba Minch
Morning boat excursion to Nechisar national park spotting the endemic Swayne’s Heart beast, Burchell zebra and have a boat trip on Lake Chamo, birding, hippos, and crocodiles. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 4: Drive to Jinka
On route, visit includes the Konso tribes with their ancient villages
Meet Tsemay and Ari and visit their villages. Overnight in Hotel
Day 5: Excursion drives to Mago NP and continues to Turmi
Passing through the Mago National Park meet the Mursi Tribes, their women are famous for Lip plates.
Drive back to Jinka and continue to Turmi via Dimeka, before Dimeka attends the colorful Tuesday market at Alduba for Banna, Tsemay, Hamer and Bashida peoples.
Have a detour to visit the Caro tribes, famous for body decoration and painting. Then continue to Turmi for overnight. Overnight in Hotel
Day 6: Full day in Turmi
If this day falls on local market days (Saturday) , attend the local market at Dimeka. Meet the colorful Hamer, Karo, and Dasenech people.
Have a Boat excursion on the Omo River to Omorate for the Dasenech tribe.
Meets Hamer tribes and visit their villages, Attend Tribal dance or Bull Jumping. Overnight in Hotel
Day 7: Turmi to Yabello
Leave the Omo Valley with a return drive to Addis Ababa via Yabello and Awassa.
On the way visit the Erbore and Borena peoples and their villages. S
Some 25km before we reached Yabello will visit Singing Well, the age-old technique of watering cattle by the Borena tribe. Overnight in Motel
Day 8: Drive to Awassa
The morning after Breakfast drives to the lakeside town of Awassa, a beautiful city with Jacaranda Trees.
Evening sunset at the lake and spend the night at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel/ Resort
Day 9: Drive to Bale Goba with a stop at Wendo Genet and Dinsho.
Morning visiting the fish market by the shore of Lake Awassa.
Then continue driving to Wendo known for its hot spring water and thick forest. Driving to Bale for overnight. Overnight in Hotel
Day 10: Full day at Bale Mountain NP
Full day excursion to Harena forest and Sanetti plateau; in the bale Mountains national Park. Dinsho Lodge
Day 11: Drive Back to Addis Ababa after completing your Ethiopia Combination Tour 11 Days.
On the way back to Addis you will visit the Abijata and Shalla National parks spot of Ethiopian endemic birds. Departure
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