Ethiopia’s diverse culture and plethora of natural attractions make it an ideal destination for those looking for a truly unique experience. Over the next 10 days and 9 nights, your guide will take you on a tour where you receive the real African experience. You will visit the colorful tribes and learn about their amazing cultures. You will see the beauty of nature in its pure, raw form, complemented with a variety of wildlife.
Day 1: Addis Ababa
Upon your arrival in Addis Ababa, you will be transferred to your hotel. After dropping off your bags and stretching your legs, we will take you on a mini tour of Addis Ababa. You can look forward to taking a stroll through the biggest open market in Africa, followed by a visit to the National Ethnographic Museum of Ethiopia. The museum is filled with history on display, such as fossils which date back as far as 3 million years. In the evening, we will watch a cultural dance, called “Estiska,” and taste traditional Ethiopian dishes.
Day 2: Tiya, Arbaminch
We will start our journey to the south. We will travel to Arbaminch, 530 km away, using a 4WD vehicle. En route, we will drive by the archeological site, Tiya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 3: Arba Minch, Nechisar National Park
We will travel to Arba Minch and visit Nechisar National Park. We will relax on a boat trip on Lake Chamo, which will take us on a tour of the crocodile market – home a large number of crocodiles.
Day 4: Dorze Village, Konso Village
We will make our way to Dorze village, home of the Dorze tribe. They are known for their weaving and the way they build their houses. Afterwards, we will make our way to Konso village, known for its methods of natural resource conservation.
Day 5: Turmi
We will leave for Turmi. Turmi has a vibrant culture and lifestyle. We will experience this first hand as we explore the local market.
Day 6: Dimka, Jinka
We will travel to Dimka, followed by Jinka, a market town filled with diversity, in the middle of Ethiopia’s beautiful, green landscape. While in Jinka, we will visit the South Omo Research Center Museum.
Day 7: Mago National Park, Jinka
We will go on a discovery of the Mago National Park, home to variety of amazing wildlife. We will meet the Mursi ethnic group, renowned for the women who wear a clay disc on their lip for beauty. At the end of the day, we will proceed back to Jinka
Day 8: Arba Minch, Rift Valley area, Langano Lake Resort
We will travel through Arba Minch, where we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we will continue to the Rift Valley area. We will spend the night at the Langano Lake resorts.
Day 9: Shashemene, Lake Ziway
We will visit a village in Shashemene, where we will have lunch. Our journey will contiue on the Lake Ziway, where we will relax and do some fishing!
Day 10: Debrzeit, Addis Ababa
We will make our way to Debre Zeyit, a town only 40 km away from Addis Ababa. It is full of natural attractions, such as the 7 lakes formed due to volcanic activity. We will have the opportunity to swim in the lakes, go on a bird watching safari, or kick back and relax, surrounded by nature. After lunch, we will make our way to Addis Abba, where you can do some last minute shopping. In the evening, you will be taken to the airport.