The is a trip to the less visited part of the western Omo valley where one will encounter with the tribe of the Surma who have maintained a unique cultural values & are off to the modern way of life.
What to Expect
Day 1- Arrival Addis Ababa
Up on arrival be meet and transfer to hotel. If it is day time have city tour of Addis Ababa. O/n Dream liner, Siyonat or similar Hotel.
Day 2- Addis Ababa-Jimma
Have breakfast and head to Jimma. En route visit the Gurage people, who have culture of eating false Banana at the town of Welkite and admire the Ghibe gorge. O/n Central Jimma or Honey land Hotel.
Day 3- Jimma-Tepi
Drive from Jimma to Tepi. Overnight coffee plantation guest house.
Day 4- Tepi-Tum
Drive the scenic, green road to Tum, the settlement for the Dizi people. Overnight camping.
Day 5- Tum-Tulgit
Drive the scenic, green road to Tulgit, the first settlement for the Surma people; a clan of the Mursi, sharing the basic lip-plating and stick fighting cultures in common. Overnight camping.
Day 6- Tulgit-Kibish
After taking a visit to the nearby village of the Surma people head to Kibish, another settlement for the Surma people. Per the agreement of the clients it is optional to arrange stick fighting activity or attend one which is already there. Overnight camping.
Day 7- Kibish-Tum
Head back to Tum, a settlement for the Dizi people. Overnight camping.
Day 8- Tum- Bebeka
Drive back to Mizan Teferi. En route admire the scenery. Overnight Aden Hotel.
Day 9- Bebeka-Bonga
Drive to Bonga. Up on arrival visit the waterfalls and the big jungle in the small town of Bonga. Overnight Hotel.
Day 10 Bonga -Jimma
In the morning drive to Mankira, the original place where coffee was found for the first time and drive back to Jimma. Visit the museum. O/n Central Jimma Hotel.
Day 11- Jimma-Weliso
After breakfast in the hotel, head to Abaa Jiffar palace to see the former palace complex of the Keffa king and drive back to Weliso. En route visit the Ghibe gorge and the typical Gurage house in the small commercial town of Welkite. Overnight Ethiopia Hotel.
Day 12- Weliso-Wenchi-Addis Ababa
After some time in the hot spring of Weliso head to Wenchi Crater Lake to visit the picturesque lake scenery and the ancient Monastery of Cherkos on a boat ride and back to Addis Ababa. In the afternoon time of shopping and free time and in the evening transfer to the airport for a final departure back home.
Off-Road Ethiopia Tour wishes you a pleasant stay!
- Accommodation ( double room as stated in the Itinerary)
- All Surface transportation including transfers.
- Half Board Meal with soft drinks in Hotels and Full board during camping Days
- All entrance fees
- Professional Cook and English speaking driver Guide
- Scout service
- Camping gears for the camping days
- Boat trip On Lake Wenchi
- All government taxes
What's Not Included
- International flight while it is separately given
- Any airport tax
- Visa fee and departure taxes
- Camera or Video fee where inquired
- Any Alcoholic drinks
- Tipping and other personal expenses not mentioned in the including part