the omo valley of ethiopia 8 days 9 nights

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

The Omo Valley of Ethiopia: 8 Days / 9 Nights

  • Package Duration
    9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Destination Covered:
    Addis Ababa - Arbaminch - Turmi - Omorate - Konso - Jinka - Awassa - AA
  • Tour Validity
    15/03/2017 to 31/05/2018

Tour Highlights:

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Detailed Itinerary:

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.

Paradise Lodge


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


Buska Lodge


Day 4, Tue Omorate Excursion


Excursion to Omorate visiting the Dasanch Tribe. Return to Turmi

in the evening.

Buska Lodge


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.

Kanta Lodge


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.

Eco Lodge


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

in Jinka.

Eco Lodge


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.

Tour Detail:

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Facts & Figures :

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Terms & Conditions:

Price Includes:


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.

Alcoholic drinks.

International airfare.


Photography or Video Fees.

Visa costs.

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.


Cancellation Policy


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


Hotel Confirmations


* 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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