OMO VALLEY TOURS

Duration:  7 Days/6 Nights
Transport: Surface
Overnight stay: Hotels, Lodges, resorts, and camping
The six main lakes of the Ethiopian Central Rift Valley originally formed during the last ice Age as two large lakes, one of which embraced what are now Lake Ziway, Abiata, Shala, Langano, Abaya and Chamo are the major highlights discovered in this route. A visit to the cultural villages of the Konso (UNESCO site) and Dorze are also included.
 The Itinerary can easily be amended to include/exclude more days to fit our clients’ schedules and special interests.
Tour outline
Day 1: Arrival in Addis Abeba, rest up and city tour in Addis
Overnight: Addis
Day 2: Drive from Addis Ababa to Langano On the way, visit the first Rift Valley Lake of   Ziway and after lunch visit Langano and the Abjhaha shalla national parks
Overnight: Langano
Day 03: Drive from Langano to Arbaminch en route visit Dorze village in Chencha
Overnight: Arbaminch in a lodge
Day 4: Morning Boat cruise on Lake chamo to visit the Nech sar national park and then drive to Konso
Overnight: Konso
Day 5: Visit Konso cultural village and drive back to Arbaminch
Overnight: Arbaminch
Day 6: Drive to Hawassa, en route stop for Wondogent, an area of very green and famous for its natural hot springs. Swim in the pool out of the hot spring and discover around.
Overnight: Hawassa
Day 7: Visit Hawassa, Drive from Hawassa to Addis, shopping, farewell, and departure
Duration:  11 Days/10 Nights         
Transport: Surface
Overnight stay: Hotels, Lodges, and Resorts 
The following route will take you to the well-known bird sites, Awash National Park, Bale mountains national park and the central rift valley lakes regions.
The Itinerary can easily be adjusted to fit our clients’ schedules and special interests.
Tour outline
Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa & birding at Gefersa reservoir
Overnight: Addis
Day 2: Drive from Addis to Awash en-route stop at Debre Zeit for Birding in the Crater Lakes and after lunch in one of the resorts with beautiful views drive to Awash. .
Overnight: Awash
Day 3: Full day game drives and birding at Awash National park.
Overnight: Awash
Day 4: Drive from Awash to Langano via Nazret and Assela
Overnight: Langano
Day 5: Whole day Bird watching and enjoying the beauty around Lake Langano
Overnight: Langano
Day 6: Drive from Lake Langano to the magnificent Bale Mountain National Park, stop at Dinsho, HQ of Bale Mountains National park, to watch out for Mammals & birds
Overnight: Goba
Day 7: Drive from Goba to Harenna forest via Seneti plateau. Full day birding and game viewing on the Senati plateau and Harenna forest of the Bale Mountains.
Overnight: Goba
Day 8: Drive from Bale Mountain to Wondo Genet and Birding in Wondogenet and enjoy swimming in the pool from the hot spring
Overnight: Wondogenet
Day 9: Drive to Hawassa and start birding on the shore of the Lake Hawassa as soon as you arrive.
Overnight: Hawassa
Day 10: Drive back from Hawassa to Addis Ababa and stop at Abjhatha Shalla and Ziway for birding
Overnight: Addis
Day 11: Free day with some shopping or optional arrangements are available upon request. Farewell night and Transfer to the airport for departure
Duration:  11 Days/10 Nights         
Transport: Surface
Overnight stay: Hotels, Lodges and resorts 
When visiting the Omo Valley, planning the dates of the tour with the market days of the different villages, most particularly with those at Dimeka and Key Afer are important and make your tour more interesting. We will help you in designing the programs to fit with market days of each tribal village taking place at different days of the week. Please contact us for discussion and detail tour program.
Visitors who want to take photos of the ethnic groups in the Omo are expected to pay for each photograph.
The Itinerary can easily be adjusted to fit our clients’ schedules and special interests. Furthermore, it could easily be extended to take in some other famous parks such as the Bale Mountain national park or to combine with other routes.
Tour outline
Day 1: Arrival in Addis Abeba, rest up and city tour in Addis
Overnight: Addis
Day 2: Drive to Arba Minch via Butajira, Hosanna and Sodo and visit one of the Archeological sites of Tiyas tele’s or Addadi Mariyam
Overnight: Arbaminch
Day 3: Drive from Arba Minch to Jinka via Konso and en route visit Ari people
Overnight: Jinka
Day 4: Excursion to Mago National park and visit Mursi village
Overnight: Jinka
Day 5: Drive from Jinka to Turmi via Key Afar and Dimeke.  if the day Tuesday or Saturday you will have a chance to visit Dimeka Market. If the day is Thursday you will have a chance to visit Key Afer Market.
Overnight: Turmi
Day 6: Excursion to Murulle and visit Karo ethnic people
Overnight: Turmi
Day 7: Excursion to Omorate , Cross the Omo River and visit Nyangatom and Dasenech villages
Overnight: Turmi
Day 8: Visit Hamer villages around Turmi and if the day is the lucky one you will encounter the Bull Jumping Ceremony
Overnight: Turmi
Day 9: Drive back from Turmi to Arba Minch and en route visit Konso Village
Overnight: Arbaminch
Day 10: Drive from Arbaminch to Hawassa and en route visit Dorze village in Chencha
Overnight: Hawassa
Day 11: Drive back to Addis Ababa via Abjhathashalla, Langano and Ziway, shopping, day room, Farewell dinner and departure