4 Days Tour to South part of Ethiopia
Pick you up at Gondar Airport or your hotel, and drive along a good paved road from Gondar to the park headquarters in Debark. The 100 km journey will take around two hours. At the headquarters, we will arrange our permits to the park and pick up our scout. After that, we will drive for another hour before we start our first-day introductory walk. This first hike is an easy one along the northern edge of the escarpment with nice viewpoints over the foothills and plains of northern Ethiopia. You will encounter gelada baboon along this hike and overnight at Sankaber.
Day 1- Nov 21st FLY ADDIS ABABA – Arbaminch –PM DORZE VILLAGE
Meet with Ethio Target Tours staffs’ driver at your preferred departure point and transfer to the airport to fly to Arbaminch meaning ‘Forty Springs’ in Amharic. Arbaminch takes its name from the bubbling streams that cover the groundwater forest occupying the flats of the town upon arrival meet with your driver and guide who arrived in advance and directly drive to Chencha to visit the Dorze tribe and their village, famed for their bee hive shaped houses and their weaving skills. Weaving is a primary profession for many Dorze. They are also farmers, who prevent soil erosion by ingenious terracing of the mountainsides. Around their huts they have their own little garden with vegetables, spices; tobacco and Enset (false-banana or musa Ensetethe) then drive back to Arbaminch,
DAY 2- Nov 22nd ARBAMINCH – JINKA ON THE WAY BOAT TRIP AT LAKE
CHAMO AND KEY AFER MARKET (THURSDAY)
Early in the morning drive to the Lake shore to have a boat trip on Lake Chamo, Boat trip on Lake Chamo is along the best anywhere in Ethiopia. One can spot many Hippos and the world’s most spectacular concentrations of Giant Nile Crocodiles which measure about 6 meter with the water birds are great the scenery is truly unforgettable, then drive further to KEY AFER- Tribal Market- one of the best market in the OMO VALLEY since at list four different tribes are coming to attend these weekly market arrival to the small town and escort a local guide walking around the market and explore different section of the market including animal, vegetable, cereals and much more. Then continue drive back to Jinka,
DAY 3- Nov 23rd JINKA – TURMI ON THE WAY EXCURSION TO MURSI TRIBE
After breakfast early in the morning leave Jinka and drive to Mursi village to visit and appreciate the very attractive culture of Mursi tribe. They are renowned for the strange custom followed by their women who, on reaching maturity, have their lower lips slit and circular clay TURMI LO discs inserted, Then continue drive to Turmi on the way visit Bana Tribe, O/N Turmi lodge
Remark: – if there is any ceremonial activity like traditional dance, Bull jumping ceremony you will be informed by your guide so based on that you will pay the extra payment for the ceremony.
Day 4- 24th Turmi – Jinka – Addis Abeba
On this day drive back to Jinka in the morning and fly back to Addis Abeba
- Airport transfers and road transport by private car
- Full board, including mineral water.
- Full camping equipment including tents, mattresses and sleeping bags for camping and trekking.
- Recommended to bring your own sleeping bag.
- Fees for entrances, local guides, compulsory scouts/ security personnel for activities mentioned in the itinerary.
- All government taxes for the services included in the tour price
- Additional food and drinks
- Personal expenses