After the capital Addis Abeba, this dense and balanced trip, makes you discover some of the contrasting worlds of Ethiopia:
You will fully enjoy your stay thanks to the 4×4 vehicle transportation from Addis to the Omo Valley, the high quality accommodation provided along the way, and the return trip to Addis by a domestic flight from Arba-Minch
This trip assumes that travelers take an international flight to Addis Ababa and back. At the end of the trip, the domestic flight Arba-Minch/Addis Ababa is included in the Africorne Travel package.
Day 1 Arrival in Addis
Organization of your transfer from the airport to Abegaz Hotel –
The precise program of the day is established according to the time of arrival in Addis
Evening meal in Addis at Jewel of India
Night in Addis Abegaz
Jour 2 Visit to Addis Abeba
Visit of the town
Morning : we go to the heights of Entoto, a superb view of the Ethiopian capital. We will visit the museum and the imperial palace – On the route we stop at the Entoto Mariam Church (except Sunday) – We will not fail to stop at the superb sports complex of the ex-marathoner Hailé Gebre Sélassié where the athletes Ethiopians and from other countries can perfect their physical condition.
Lunch at the Taitu Hotel - one of the oldest establishments in the city.
Afternoon: visit national museum (Ossements de Lucy) and museum of the martyrs of the Red Terror – We will stroll in the market of traditional clothes of Shiro Meda, colors and quality guaranteed!
Evening meal at Habesha 2000 with Ethiopian dance show. We will taste excellent Ethiopian cuisine and enjoy traditional songs and dances.
Night in Addis at Abegaz Hotel
Jour 3 Lac Ziway
Departure to Lake Ziway- 190 kms - 3h 30 - via Butajira, Enseno
Morning Adadi Maryam monolithic church : journey and visit
Lunch in Ziway at Castel Kuriftu
Afternoon : we will leave by boat on Lake Ziway where we will particularly appreciate the many birds attracted by the return of the fishermen: marabous, pink flamingos, pelicans…
Evening meal and nightt in Bethlehem Hotel in Lake Ziway
Jour 4 Lac Langano
Departure for Lake Langano - 40 kms
Morning Visit Shala and Abiata lakes after the drive and transfer to the hotel
Lunch at Simbo Beach Resort in Langano
Afternoon Swimming on the Langano lake (one of the only lakes in the country where you can swim)
Evening meal and night at Simbo Beach Resort in Langano
Jour 5 Lac Awasa
Departure for Lake Awasa - 60kms
Morning Lake Awasa excursion - market
Lunch at Luwa Bar in Awasa
Afternoon excursion to Mount Tabor
Evening meal and night in Awasa at Lewi Hotel Piazza
Jour 6 Arba Minch
From Awasa to Arba Minch - 275 kms 4h30
Morning journey in 4×4
Lunch at Arba Minch
Afternoon Visit of the Dorze tribes and the "elephant head" houses of Hayzo
Evening meal and night at Paradise Lodge in Arba Minch
Jour 7 Tribus de l’OMO
Arba Minch - Konso - Turmi
MorningVisit of villages where the inhabitants erect carved wooden steles representing the main activities of the deceased during their life.
Lunch at Karat Konso -
AfternoonEnd of the journey - visit to the Weito market (Saturday and sometimes Tuesday)
Evening: traditional dance show (Evangadi)
Night at Buska Lodge in Turmi
Jour 8 Tribus de l’OMO
Turmi -Omorate - Turmi
MorningDeparture for Omorate (80 kms), close to the border with Kenya, where we cross the OMO river in a dugout canoe to meet the Dassanetch, a sedentary ethnic group.
Return to Turmi for lunch
Afternoon Performance of the bull jumping ceremony in a Hamer village, a rite of passage to adulthood for boys
Evening meal and night at Buska Lodge in Turmi
Jour 9 Tribus de l’OMO
From Turmi to Jinka via Dimeka and Key Afar (190 kms - 5 hrs)
MorningBefore setting off, visit a Hamer village, a semi-nomadic pastoralist people.
Then visit the largest market of the Hamer tribe
Lunch in Turmi
Afternoon On the way, visit of Dimeka market (Tuesday and Saturday) or Key Afar with a local guide (Thursday)
Evening meal and night at Jinka Resort in Jinka
Jour 10 Tribus de l’OMO
Jinka - Mursi Tribe at Mago National Park - Konso (170 kms- 4 hrs)
Morning Entrance to the Mago Park - Visit of the Mursi village where the high ranking women decorate their lower lip with a terracotta labret whose size increases with age (women with trays)
Lunch in Jinka
Afternoon Return trip to Konso and visit of the Weyto market (Saturday)
Evening meal and night at Kanta Lodge in Konso
Jour 11 Parc National Nechisar
Konso / Arba Minch (80 kms)
Morning Before setting off, visit the Konso museum, the fortified villages of the Konsos and the "New York towers" near Gesergio
Lunch at Kanta Lodge in Konso or at Arba Minch
Afternoon After transfer to Paradise Lodge, entry to Nechisar National Park for a boat trip on Lake Chamo to see Africa's largest crocodiles and hippos.
Evening meal and night at the Paradise Lodge in Arba Minch
Jour 12 Vol de retour à Addis Abeba
Transfer to Arba Minch airport for the domestic flight to Addis for connection with the international return flight Program of the day according to the return time of the international flight
Programme de la journée en fonction de l’heure de départ du vol international