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This is a 8-Day Omo Valley Tour covering Addis Ababa , Arba Minch , Jinka , Turmi , Omo Valley at a cost of $1,525. Below is the best Itinerary that helps you explore these destinations on a safari starting from Entebbe International Airport.
Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa
Upon arrival at Bole International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. After a short break, you will have a city tour of Addis Ababa, visiting the National Museum, Trinity Cathedral, and Merkato, the largest open-air market in Africa. Overnight in Addis Ababa.
Day 2: Drive to Arba Minch
After breakfast, drive to Arba Minch via Butajira, stopping along the way to visit the Tiya stele field, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Adadi Mariam rock-hewn church. After lunch in Butajira, continue driving to Arba Minch, arriving in the late afternoon. Overnight in Arba Minch.
Day 3: Boat trip on Lake Chamo and Nechisar National Park
In the morning, take a boat trip on Lake Chamo, where you can see hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birdlife. In the afternoon, visit Nechisar National Park, where you can spot zebras, gazelles, and other wildlife. Overnight in Arba Minch.
Day 4: Drive to Jinka
After breakfast, drive to Jinka, the gateway to the Omo Valley, passing through Konso, Key Afer and other small towns along the way. Visit the Konso village and learn about their unique culture and way of life. Overnight in Jinka.
Day 5: Visit Mursi and Ari villages
In the morning, drive to the Mursi village and meet the Mursi people, known for their unique lip plates. In the afternoon, visit the Ari village and learn about their culture and way of life. Overnight in Jinka.
Day 6: Drive to Turmi
After breakfast, drive to Turmi, passing through the Bena and Hamer villages along the way. Visit the colorful markets and learn about the traditions and customs of these tribes. Overnight in Turmi.
Day 7: Visit Dassanech and Karo villages
In the morning, drive to the Dassanech village and learn about their culture and way of life. In the afternoon, visit the Karo village, known for their body painting and scarification. Overnight in Turmi.
Day 8: Drive back to Addis Ababa
After breakfast, drive back to Addis Ababa, stopping at the Gurage village en route. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with traditional Ethiopian music and dance. Overnight in Addis Ababa.
Day 9: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End of tour.