Day 1 Sat Arrive in Addis Ababa
Arrive at Bole International Airport. Horizon Africa Safari
representative will meet you and take you to your hotel.
Friendship International Hotel
Day 2, Sun Drive to Arba Minch(10 hours)
Drive to Arba Minch, one of the main towns in Southern Ethiopia.
On the way, visit a Dorze Village in the Guge Mountains. The
Dorze are known for their tall, beehive-shaped bamboo houses. If
the base becomes infested with termites, the entire house can be
lifted and moved to another location.
Day 3, Mon Drive to Turmi (5 hours)
Take a boat trip on Lake Chamo and view some of the largest
crocodiles in the world sunning on the banks of the lake.
Hippopotamous and birdlife are also abundant. Drive to Turmi, home
of the Hamer people, stopping to see the various tribes such as
Ari, and the Benna. The Banna are known for decorating their bodies
with clay. The Hamer are known for their body decorations and the
clay and ochre that they put in their hair. Visit the weekly market in
Day 4, Tue Omorate Excursion
Excursion to Omorate visiting the Dasanch Tribe. Return to Turmi
in the evening.
Day 5, Wed Drive to Konso(3 hours)
Drive to Konso, recently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage
site. A highland people, the Konso are known for the ancient and
intricate terraces that encircle their well-planned villages.
Day 6, Thu Drive to Jinka(3 hours)
Drive to Jinka via Keyy Afar and visit the weekly market (Thursday
only.) Wander among the various tribes such as the Benna and Ari
that have gathered to barter their goods. Continue to Jinka visiting
various peoples such as the Gamo and Derashe. Time permitting,
visit the Omo Valley Museum in Jinka.
Day 7, Fri Excursion to Mago National Park
Early morning drive to the Mago National Park to visit the Mursi
people. The Mursi women are known for the clay plates they insert
into their lower lips. Time permitting, visit the Omo Valley Museum
Day 8, Sat Drive to Hawassa(11 hours)
Drive to the lakeside town of Hawassa. Relax and recover from
your journey at one of Hawassa's fine resorts. Haile Resort
Day 9, Sun Drive to Addis Ababa and departe home(10 hours)
Return to Addis Ababa via the lakeside town of Hawassa. Enjoy
a farewell dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant featuring
dancers and musicians representing some of the country's many
ethnic groups. Transfer to airport for late night departure or
additional hotel night booked upon request.
Entrance fees for all sites and parks mentioned in the itinerary.
All excursions listed in the itineraries.
Experienced, multilingual tour guide and guide’s expenses.
Ground transportation via tour vehicle. (includes driver and fuel.)
All domestic flights noted on the itinerary.
All meals for the duration of the tour.
Lodging as noted on itinerary for 8 nights.
All hotel/airport transfers listed on the itinerary.
Price Does Not Include:
Any costs of a personal nature.
Photography or Video Fees.
Terms and Payment:
$200 per person initial down payment due upon registration. This fee is applied towards tour cost.
25% of tour cost due two months prior to departure.
Remainder of tour cost due prior to one month of tour.
Under certain circumstances we are flexible with this policy; please contact us if you have questions.
Visa, Master Card, American Express, bank wire, and cash are accepted forms of payment.
Please notify us if you need to cancel or reschedule your tour.
All cancellations are subject to a $200 cancellation fee.
For cancellations over 30 days in advance, 100% refund, minus $100 cancellation fee.
For cancellations 0 - 30 days in advance, 50% refund.
Price per person based on double occupancy: $2,225
Single room surcharge for the duration of the tour: $175
Discount for Ethiopian Air international passengers if applicable: N/A
* Please note that these are the usual lodging selections for this tour. These hotels may not be available
depending on when you schedule your tour. If we cannot confirm a certain hotel, we will put your name on that
hotel’s waiting list and make a reservation at an alternative hotel of equal standard that we can confirm. We will
inform you of your hotels’ status prior to you booking your tour.
* In Addis, we use international standard hotels. Premium hotels such as the Sheraton Addis or Radisson Blu
are available for an additional fee.
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