OMO VALLEY WITH BALE TREKKING 13 DAYS & 12 NIGHTS

 

Day 1:

Arrival
You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Addis.

Day 2:

Addis - Arba Minch
Morning, drive to the town of Arba Minch sightseeing en route. Overnight in Arba Minch.

Day 3:

Arba Minch Crocodile Market
After having your breakfast you will drive to the mountain village of Chencha, home of the Dorze people. Renowned for their cotton weaving, called Shammas. And their distinctive house- towering beehive shaped structures made from woven thatch. Afternoon, you will take a boat cruise on the Lake Chamo. At the spot called "Azo Gebeya" or Crocodile Market, huge concentration of crocodile's herds of hippo as well as many species of birds can be observed. Overnight in Arba Minch.

Day 4:

Arba Minch - Konso - Jinka
Leaving Arba Minch, drive southwards to Jinka. En route visit one of the Konso villages. The Konso people live in a land of low terraced hills. They are reputed to be one of hard working groups in the country. Their elaborately terraced hillside grows some of the county's best coffee. They have an articulate tradition and erect peculiar totems on the grave of their deceased. You will experience interesting cultural encounters meeting with different tribes along the way. These tribes include the Ari, Benna and Tsemay. Overnight in Jinka.

Day 5:

Jinka - Mago - Jinka
Take a day excursion to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi village. The Mursi are one of the most original ethnic groups. They live in very low huts made of straw leaves. The women like to wear terra cotta on their enormously stretched lower lips and ear lobes. The men are famous for their hairstyle. Drive back to Jinka. Overngiht in Jinka.

Day 6:

Jinka - Turmi
Leaving Jinka, you will drive via Key Afer to Turmi where the Hamer people, one of the beautiful and dignified people in the Omo basin, live. The women wear elegant leather skirts festooned with tiny pearls. Elaborate hairstyles are another form of personal adornment with the Hamer. Overnight in Turmi.

Day 7:

Turmi - Yabello
Depart Turmi and proceed to Yabello visiting en route the Arobre tribes and Borena pastoralists who own innumerable cattle. Overnight in Yabello.

   
Day 8:

Yabello - Yirgalem
Leaving Yabello, drive to Yirgalem passing through a number of coffee and various fruit cultivating towns with splendid greenery everywhere. Proceed towards the Aregash Lodge. This loge is a natural retreat of astounding beauty and tranquillity. The Bamboo thatched Tukuls contemplate the traditional Sidama villages nearby. The nearby forest is home for diverse mammals and birds. The coffee plantation and the nightly visit of hyenas are further attractions to be found in the surrounding area. Overnight in Yirgalem.

   
Day 9:

Yirgalem - Dinsho
This day you will drive to Bale Mountains National Park, which is very rich in wild life and birds including endemic ones. Overnight in Bale.

   
Day 10:

Dinsho - Adelay
Trek to Adelay, which is covered with dense forest. We may encounter animals like Oliver Bamboo and Mountain Nyala. Camping at Adelay for the overnight.

   
Day 11:

Adelay - Habera
Trek to Habera, which is the finest place for viewing the endemic Ethiopian wolf. Camping at Habera for the overnight.

   
Day 12:

Habera - Dinsho
Passing through the rivers we descend to Dinsho. Overnight at the Goba Wabi Shebele Hotel.

   
Day 13: Dinso - Addis
After having your breakfast you will drive back to Addis.
Later you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.
   
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