2018 Land Cost Per Person (double occupancy)
2 travelers: $2754
Single Supplement: $600
This tour operates with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 travelers. Other rates available on request.
- 1 Night at Jupiter International Hotel
- 3 Nights at Swaynes Lodge
- 1 Night at Jinka Resort
- 2 Nights at Turmi Lodge
- Day use at Jupiter International Hotel
- Vehicle for South
- Entrance fee
- Local guide fee
- Vehicles Entrance
- ½ day boat on Lake Chamo
- ½ day city tour
- Canoe on Omo
- English guide for 8 days
- Farewell dinner
- Transfer in and out
Price Does Not Include:
- Domestic flights
- Lunch and dinner in Addis, except for farewell dinner
- Alcoholic drinks and drinks outside mealtime
- Video camera and photographic fees
- Porters fees
- Tips and any other expenses of a personal nature
Day 1 ( Saturday):
Arrival in Addis Ababa
Meet and assist at the airport and transfer to the Jupiter International hotel. After a short break you will begin a visit of Addis Ababa, the third highest capital in the world. The visit includes Entoto Hills, a place from which King Menelik, founder of Addis Ababa, descended to the plains. In Entoto, where there is a wonderful panoramic view of the city, are two churches built by Menelik, who was crowned in one of them. Near this site is the former palace of Menelik, still intact and open to visitors. Inside you can see some real clothes, war artifacts, furniture and old books.
The city tour also includes the National Museum, one of the most important museums in sub-Saharan Africa. Here is the skeleton of Selam, found in December 2000 in Dikika, a far region in northern Ethiopia. Like Lucy, Selam is an apheresis Australopithecus. However, there is an important difference between the two, because Selam lived more than 150,000 years before Lucy! Finally, in the afternoon it is scheduled to visit the market, the largest open market in East Africa. Here you can find items as diverse as spices and jewels. There is nothing that cannot be found in this vibrant and vast market. Dinner at the restaurant. Overnight at Jupiter International Hotel.
Day 2 (Sunday):
Addis Ababa – Arba Minch
Full day drive to Arba Minch. Stop at Awassa to visit the fish market. Overnight at Swaynes Lodge.
Day 3 (Monday):
Arba Minch – Chencha – Lake Chamo – Arba Minch.
After breakfast, visit the village of Chencha, home of the Dorze tribe, recognized as experts in cotton weaving. Their huts with high beehive ceilings are one of the most distinctive traditional structures of Africa. The main occupations in the region are farming and weaving. The fabric “shama” produced in Chencha area, is recognized as one of the best in Ethiopia. After lunch, boat trip on Lake Chamo, during which you can observe a large number of hippos and crocodiles from close range. Overnight at Swaynes Lodge
Day 4 (Tuesday):
Arba Minch – Konso – Dimeka – Turmi
After breakfast you leave for Konso to enjoy the morning with members of this tribe. The Konsos are known for their intricate farming terraces carved on the hills of the surrounding mountains, fine fabrics and carved wooden totems decorating their graves. You will pass some time walking around the farming terraces and exploring several villages. Traditionally, these villages are settlements on top of hills and are surrounded by stone walls going up to 2 meters high. Tuesday is Market day in Dimeka, which is one of the most colorful markets in the area and is attended by many tribes, including Hamer, Benna and Karo. Departure for Turmi, a village in the middle of the territory of the Hamer tribe. Overnight at Turmi Lodge
Day 5 ( Wednesday):
Turmi – Karo – Omorate – Turmi
After breakfast departure towards Muruelle, where you will visit Korcho Duss and Karo tribe villages. The inhabitants of Karo are considered masters in the art of body painting, which thrives especially during celebrations and dances. Return to Turmi. After lunch departure for Omorate, where we cross the Omo River by canoe to visit the Dasenech villages belonging to the Galeb tribe. Overnight at Turmi Lodge
Day 6 (Thursay):
Turmi – Hammer village – Key – Jinka
Morning departure for Jinka. En route visit the beautiful ethnic market at Key. You will have the opportunity to meet and talk with members of different tribes of the region. After the visit to the market, you will continue your drive to Jinka, a town located in the hills north of Tama Plains in South Ethiopia. Overnight at Jinka resort.
Day 7 (Friday):
Jinka – Mago NP – Mursi – Arba Minch
Early morning departure for the Mago National Park. Meet Mursi tribe, one of the most fascinating tribes in Africa characterized by the fact that they still continue to wear their traditional dress and accessories, that the Mursi women are famous for their unique headdresses and that they wear clay or wooden plates in their lower lips and colorful body decoration and ornaments. After your visit continue driving to Arba Minch for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Swaynes Lodge.
Day 8 (Saturday):
Arba Minch – Hosanna – Melka Kunture – Addis Ababa
Drive to Hosanna and Melka Kunture a Stone Age archeological site to visit the rock-cut church of Adadi Mariam and the rock stele in Tiya, world heritage, with its mysterious paths, which are considered grave markers dating from the archaeological excavations of the 12th century allowed the recovery of prehistoric heritage and related scientific information. More than 80 archaeological layers have been identified during 50 years of archaeological research out of which 30 of them have been extensively excavated in areas ranging from 50 m2 to 250 m2. . Return to Addis Ababa. Enjoy day use of a room at Jupiter International Hotel until your farewell dinner and homeward departure.