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Surma People And The Western Side Of The Omo River Tour

Surma People And The Western Side Of The Omo River Tour Packages
Country: Ethiopia
Duration: 15 Day(s) - 14 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Day 1.Addis Ababa

Start tour in Addis Ababa. Morning free. Afternoon (14:00 hrs pick up from the hotel): visit Entoto Mountains with views over the capital, the National museum, St George church ON Panorama hotel

Day2.Addis Ababa-Nekemte

Proceed to Nekemte. Lunch on the way; dinner and ON in hotel

Day3. Nekemte-Gambela

Drive to Gambela, at bank of Baro River, a previous famous commercial point with Sudan. Lunch on the way; dinner and ON in hotel

Day4. Gambela

Drive to the Nure and Anuak people. With scarification all over their body, they live at bank of Baro River, and are fishermen and hunters. ON next to a village (or back to Gambela).

Day5.Gambela-Mizan Teferi

Drive south to Mizan Teferi, admiring very big forest and nice views. Visit on the way the Dizi people. Lunch on the way; ON camp

Day6.Mizan Teferi-Surma

Drive to the unique Surma people. Here women wear circular or trapezoidal shaped plates into their lips. Men have different scarification all over their body. Lunch on the way; ON camp near to Tulgit.


Drive to Kibish, admiring very nice views. Visit the Surma people around Kibish. Possibility of participating to a donga game (November to January) which is a stick fighting ritual. Lunch on the way; ON camp


A full day for the Surma people. ON Kibish

Day9 .Kibish-Adikas

Drive to Adikas and proceed to the Omo National park. It is the biggest and richest fauna park in Ethiopia. Late afternoon game drive. ON camping

Day10.Adikas- Nyangatom

Drive to visit the Nyangatom people and their villages, with their particular culture and way of life. ON camping


Contiinue to the Omo River, and visit the Mursi people. Women put circular plates into their lips; men scarifications to indicate the number of enemies or wild animals killed. Lunch on the way; ON camping at bank of the river.


Drive to Maji, visiting on the way different Adikas people villages. Visit also the Dizi people. Lunch on the way; dinner and ON camp at Maji


Proceed to Bonga, via Macha Waji. Visit Bench Meshenger people on the way, with also very interesting culture. Lunch on the way; ON camp

Day14. Bonga-Jimma

Drive to Jimma, with a stop to waterfalls on the way, for short walking too. Reach Jimma and visit the AbaJifar palace, old king house + the museum of all his artifacts and more, in town. Lunch on the way; dinner and ON Centeral Shewa hotel


Drive back to Addis Ababa. Ones in Addis, short visit of the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa. Dinner in traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances. Transfer to airport for departure home.

The price includes

· Transfer to/from a hotel as indicated in the program;

· Private vehicle with driver(fuel, road tax, parking, vehicle and driver insurance, accommodation of the driver);

· Services of local guides during site visits;

· The services of escort guide qualified in English during the whole voyage (French, Spanish, Italian& German on request);

· Full board meal ;

· Accommodation in double room at the hotel indicated in the program.

The price does NOT include:

· International flights;

· Airport taxes;

· Single room supplement for persons in single rooms

· Visa fees;

· Repatriate insurance/insurance;

· Drinks and personal expenses;

· Service tips.

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