ancient tribes and cultural tour of s. ethiopia

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Horizon Africa Safari is an owner-managed travel operation (LLC) specializing in East Africa and based in Chicago, IL.

Ancient Tribes & Cultural Tour of S. Ethiopia

  • Price
  • Package Duration
    7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Destination Covered:
    Addis Ababa - Awassa - Wolaita Sodo/Arbamich - Konso/Turmi - Karo/Turmi - Jinka/Konso - Butajira/Tiya
  • Tour Validity
    20/03/2017 to 31/05/2018

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Day 1: Addis Ababa - Awassa

Arrive in Addis Ababa and you will be meet at the airport and transfer to the city center for coffee break then drive to Awassa (3 hours drive) visiting villages of the Gurage and Oromo people on your way, Paleolithic open air museum of Melka konture, striking rock hewn church of Addadi Mariam and unique stelaes from the 12th century at Tiya.

After lunch En route visit Lanagano, Abijata Shalla and Zeway and koka Lakes.

275 KM (172 miles) will take 3 hours drive

Meals : Lunch, dinner



Day 2: Awassa - Wolaita Sodo - Arbaminch

Visiting at Awassa the Sidama people and Awassa Lake, which is the smallest lake in the rift valley system and bird life waiting to get leftovers from the fisher men and the sidama people who enjoy eating fresh cached raw fish with hot green pepper at the open fish market,

Drive to Arbaminch en route visit Chencha Village beautiful huts especially the 12 mts heights bamboo tukul and their way of making Shema' white dress’ and more other colorful thread dresses. 
290 km (181 miles) will take 4 hours drive

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Day 3: Konso - Turmi

Drive to Turmi visiting on your way the konso village leave to Turmi on your way visit at Weito Tsemay people to the hammer land called TURMI, 

265 KM (166 miles) will take 4 hours drive

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Day 4: Turmi - Karo - Turmi

After having breakfast drive to Karo people village that live by the shore of river omo and then return to Turmi.
Explore Turmi- hammer village and enjoy the omo valley. Turmi is colorful on Monday Market & Dimeka/22Km from Turmi/ on Saturday Market for Hammer people. 

140 km (87.5 miles) round trip will take 1& ½ hours each way

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Day 5: Turmi - Jinka - Konso

After having breakfast drive to Jinka visiting on your way the Benna people at Key Afer then head to Mago Park early morning seeing some wild life and Mursi peoples at their villages and return back to jinka.
At Jinka you may visit the Ari people and the museum then drive to konso for overnight. 

366 km (228.8 miles) will take 5-6 hours

Meals : O/N Kenta lodge (B,L,D)



Day 6: Butajira - Tiya - Addis Ababa

Drive back to Addis via Butajira road visiting the villages on your way and Tiya stella and Addadi maryam church.
550 km (344 miles) will take 7 hours

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Day 7: Addis Ababa - Home

After having breakfast 
City tour of Addis Ababa that will cover: -
Visit to the National Museum, known to be the best museum in Africa, where cultural and archaeological relics, including a plaster cast of "Lucy,"the 3.2 million-year-old Hominid, are displayed.
St. George Cathedral Church, Trinity cathedral
Entoto Mountain 
Panoramic view of Addis Ababa and, Time to see Mercato, eastern Africa’s largest market and last minute shopping.

Farewell dinner party with cultural food and live music till time of check in, then transfer to the Airport for your flight to back home. ET 308 ADD NBO 23:15-01:20

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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